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Migratory Birds  

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Migratory Birds Migratory Birds Migratory Birds By avoiding or minimizing the impact of Laboratory activities on migratory bird populations, LANL can reduce or eliminate the biological significance of any potential violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. April 12, 2012 A bird of the Pacific Northwest, the Townsend's Warbler nests in coniferous forests from Alaska to Oregon. It winters in two distinct areas: in a narrow strip along the Pacific Coast, and in Mexico and Central America. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email Best management practices provide mitigation measures for projects to reduce risks to migratory birds. Protecting migratory birds In the biological sense, a migratory bird is a bird that has a seasonal and

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Migratory Birds Update  

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Migratory Birds Update Jane Powers Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance, HS-22 SAN Call July 19, 2012 Migratory Bird MOU * Final draft was distributed to U.S. Fish and...

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Migratory Birds Update  

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Migratory Birds Update Jane Powers Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance, HS-22 SAN Call October 18, 2012 Migratory Bird MOU * Draft distributed to U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Birds' Nests  

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are pressed into place and reinforced with blades of dead grass. With the exception of eagles and certain hawks it is one of the few birds that uses the same nest more than one...

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Pantex Migratory Bird Program  

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Pantex Migratory Bird Program James D. Ray Wildlife Biologist Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Pantex, LLC What is Pantex? U.S. Department of EnergyNational Nuclear...

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Bird Nest Predation  

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Bird Nest Predation Bird Nest Predation Name: Susan Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: On the 18th of April, a pair of Northern Cardinals selected a nest site near the top of a dense, 8 foot holly tree, a foundation planting that obscures about 1/4 of our open front porch. They located the nest under the overhang of the roof, facing our front door. By the 21st, a clutch of three eggs had been laid and Mrs. C began to sit on the nest. We succeeded at keeping a low profile, despite the near proximity to our main entrance. She was relaxed and seemingly unworried by our quiet comings and goings. Yesterday morning, all was well, but sometime around midday, after almost a week of incubation, all three eggs and, it appears, Mrs. C, vanished without a trace! There is no obvious disturbance or damage to the nest or the immediate area. The interior of the nest is pristine ~ no feathers, eggshell bits, membrane material. Cats are rarely a problem. In addition to the typical Blue Jays and Crows, we have a lot of squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks and even a pair of red-tail hawks on our wooded acre and the surrounds. Due to, I believe, some nearby housing construction, I have observed a opossum during the day several times this past week and have noticed a new arrival, a woodchuck. With temperatures in the 50's, I think it is too chilly for snakes to be active. What would be your best guess as to what happened? Any chance the pair will return to the same nest and try again?

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act: Lessons Learned  

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January 17, 2013 1 THERESA ALDRIDGE, PACIFIC NORTHWEST SITE OFFICE NEPA Compliance Office Richland Washington Migratory Bird Treaty Act: Lessons Learned Along with 800 other...

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act | Open Energy Information  

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act Migratory Bird Treaty Act Jump to: navigation, search Statute Name Migratory Bird Treaty Act Year 1918 Url [[File:|160px|link=http://law2.house.gov/uscode-cgi/fastweb.exe?getdoc+uscview+t13t16+6189+0++%28%29%20%20AND%20%28%2816%29%20ADJ%20USC%29%3ACITE%20AND%20%28USC%20w%2F10%20%28703%29%29%3ACITE%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20]] Description References FWS Overview[1] The original 1918 statute implemented the 1916 Convention between the U.S. and Great Britain (for Canada) for the protection of migratory birds. Later amendments implemented treaties between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. and Japan, and the U.S. and the Soviet Union (now Russia). Specific provisions in the statute include: Establishment of a Federal prohibition, unless permitted by regulations, to

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A Conservation Blueprint for Neotropical Migratory Birds in Western Colorado  

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A Conservation Blueprint for Neotropical Migratory Birds in Western Colorado Michelle Fink, David opportunities for conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in coniferous and aspen forest habitats in Western, and SPOT, a conservation portfolio optimization software, to analyze information about bird distribution

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EO 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds  

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853 853 Federal Register Vol. 66, No. 11 Wednesday, January 17, 2001 Title 3- The President Executive Order 13186 of January 10, 2001 Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in furtherance of the purposes of the migratory bird conventions, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Acts (16 U.S.C. 668-668d), the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-666c), the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), and other pertinent statutes, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Migratory birds are of great ecological and economic

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GRR/Section 12-FD-a - Migratory Bird Permit | Open Energy Information  

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a - Migratory Bird Permit a - Migratory Bird Permit < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 12-FD-a - Migratory Bird Permit 12FDAMigratoryBirdPermit.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations & Policies Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, as amended, 16 U.S.C. § 703 50 CFR 21 Migratory Bird Permits Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 12FDAMigratoryBirdPermit.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative Migratory birds should be addressed in every NEPA document that analyzes actions that may have the potential to adversely impact migratory bird

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DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection | Department of  

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DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection December 4, 2013 - 7:00am Addthis DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enhance collaboration in promoting the conservation of migratory birds. DOE manages land that includes wetlands, shrub-steppe, shortgrass prairie, desert, and forested areas that provide habitat for migratory birds. In the MOU, DOE recognizes that some of its activities have the potential to affect migratory birds (e.g., transmission lines, power poles, invasive weed control, and various construction activities), and agrees that it is important to conserve

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Final Department of Energy US Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Memorandum of Understanding  

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between between THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY and THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Regarding Implementation of Executive Order 13186, "Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds" Prepared by: United States Department of Energy and United States Fish and Wildlife Service September 12, 2013 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY and THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Regarding Implementation of Executive Order 13186, "Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds" This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is entered into by and between the United States Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) and the United States Department of the Interior,

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Migratory Birds  

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risk factors associated with LANL activities, such as: Installation of power poles and transmission lines Construction projects Invasive weed species eradication Waste treatment...

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Variation in the Structure of Bird Nests between Northern Manitoba and Southeastern Ontario  

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Traits that converge in appearance under similar environmental conditions among phylogenetically independent lineages are thought to represent adaptations to local environments. We tested for convergence in nest morphology and composition of birds breeding in two ecologically different locations in Canada: Churchill in northern Manitoba and Elgin in southeastern Ontario. We examined nests from four families of passerine birds (Turdidae: Turdus, Parulidae: Dendroica, Emberizidae: Passerculus and Fringillidae: Carduelis) where closely related populations or species breed in both locations. Nests of American Robins, Yellow Warblers, and Carduelis finches had heavier nest masses, and tended to have thicker nestwalls, in northern Manitoba compared with conspecifics or congenerics breeding in southeastern Ontario. Together, all species showed evidence for wider internal and external nest-cup diameters in northern Manitoba, while individual species showed varying patterns for internal nest-cup and external nest depths. American Robins, Yellow Warblers, and Carduelis finches in northern Manitoba achieved heavier nest masses in different ways. American Robins increased all materials in similar proportions, and Yellow Warblers and Common Redpolls used greater amounts of select materials. While changes in nest composition vary uniquely for each species, the pattern of larger nests in northern Manitoba compared to southeastern Ontario in three of our four phylogenetically-independent comparisons suggests that birds are adapting to similar selective

Carla A. Crossman; Vanya G. Rohwer; Paul R. Martin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Protection in Illinois  

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Protection in Illinois Protection in Illinois Nature Bulletin No. 550-A January 18, 1975 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation BIRD PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS Very few people are indifferent about birds. Almost every bird is the feathered friend of somebody or some organization ready to do battle in its behalf. At present, in Illinois, songbirds and most other wild birds, together with their nests and eggs, are completely protected by law at all times. A few kinds, called game birds, may be shot by hunters -- pheasants and quail, also migratory ducks, geese, coots, jacksnipes, woodcocks, and doves. Such hunting must be done with shotguns in certain places in certain open seasons with many other detailed restrictions. Now, even crow hunters are licensed. The only unprotected birds are those three immigrants or exotics: the English sparrow, the European starling and the "domestic " pigeon. These, too, have their friends .

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Bird Habitats  

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Bird Habitats Bird Habitats Bird Habitats The avian nest box monitoring network is located in northern New Mexico to investigate the health and condition of bird populations that nest in bird houses on the Pajarito plateau. April 12, 2012 Avian nest box on LANL land Boxes are placed in the open ponderosa pine forest of the canyons and piñon-juniper woodland on the Pajarito plateau mesas. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email The monitoring data are used in a population viability analysis that can determine the status of the population and potential impacts of contaminants. Who nests in our network? More than two dozen North American bird species prefer to nest in bird houses. At LANL, we provide nestboxes for the following native bird

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Cardinal Nesting  

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night. There are no signs of it below---cat attack or anything. However, I do have 4 cats that I hope didn't get it. Thanks Replies: No, birds can't move their nests - it is a...

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Nesting Habits of Owls  

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Nesting Habits of Owls Nesting Habits of Owls Nature Bulletin No. 624 January 14, 1961 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Daniel Ryan, President Roberts Mann, Conservation Editor David H. Thompson, Senior Naturalist NESTING HABITS OF OWLS From all of the information available it appears to us that, amongst the owls, there is greater variation in where and how they nest than in any other group of birds. Two nesting characteristics, however, are common to all owls. The eggs are nearly spherical and white, or off-white, without any markings. Also, a nesting female does not lay one egg per day, as most birds do, but at intervals of two or more days -- sometimes several. In extreme cases there may be a fresh egg, others incubating, and a newly hatched fledgling -- all in the same nest.

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Heartbeat of a Nest: Using imagers as biological sensors  

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the nest (Fig. 4). An infrared light emitting diode (LED) which consumes 24 mW continuously illuminates down with minimal intrusion into the bird's nesting activities. Infrared light emitting diodes (LEDs

Hamilton, Michael P.

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Migration of Birds  

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Birds Birds Nature Bulletin No. 146 March 13, 1948 Forest Preserve District of Cook County William N, Erickson, President Roberts Mann, Supt. of Conservation MIGRATION OF BIRDS High in the sky, wild geese are honking as they return to their nesting ground in the far north. Presently, our summer songbirds will appear and the ponds and marshes be repopulated by ducks and shore birds. Some birds, like the juncos and tree sparrows, resident here all winter, will leave for Canada or our northern states, in May, great flocks of warblers will arrive, tarry briefly, and pass on, not to be seen again until they migrate southward in autumn. The spectacular annual journeys of many kinds of birds, and their homing "instincts", have been a source of wonder since ancient times. In recent years, large-scale marking with small aluminum identification bands upon their legs, has yielded much information about birds their migration routes, speed of travel, summer and winter homes, length of life and life histories.

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The effects of human disturbance on birds in Bastrop State Park  

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With rapidly disappearing natural areas due to development and fragmentation, public lands provide important habitat for birds. However, the increasing use of public lands for recreation may decrease the value of these areas for bird use. Human disturbance can damage birds in many ways, including disrupting foraging or social behavior, increasing nest predation, interfering with parent-offspring and pair bonds, increasing nesting failures, and reducing the viability of fledglings. Additionally, birds may perceive humans as predators and leave an area, and the resulting decline in species abundance resembles the effects of habitat loss. Increased human outdoor activity has created the need for information regarding the effects of human disturbance on birds. I investigated the effects of human disturbance on birds in Bastrop State Park (BSP) in central Texas in 1998 and 1999. A wide variety of people use much of BSP, and many areas within the park experience significant amounts of disturbance from people and vehicles, particularly in campgrounds. I evaluated the effects of various types of human disturbance on the presence of 20 avian species, including seven neotropical migratory species. Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater), Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), and Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra), were sensitive to human presence, and Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), and Downy Woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens) occurred in lower abundances in sites with higher numbers of vehicles. However, other species (e.g., American Crow [Corvus brachyrhynchos], Black-and-white Warbler [Mniotilta varia], Pileated Woodpecker [Dryocopus pileatus], Red-eyed Vireo [Vireo olivaceus], Ruby-throated Hummingbird [Archilochus colubris], White-eyed Vireo [Vireo griseus], and Yellow-billed Cuckoo [Coccyzus americanus]) tolerated humans, vehicles, or both. Neotropical migratory species did not show higher sensitivity to disturbance when compared to resident species, and forest interior species were not more sensitive than edge species. My results indicate that some species, including migrants, can become habituated to human presence in protected areas with low harassment and low-intensity, predictable disturbances. Management recommendations for BSP include protecting habitat, minimizing human disturbance in some areas, providing buffer zones between humandominated zones and sites containing vulnerable species, and softening edges in campgrounds.

Marcum, Heidi Ann

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dove Nesting  

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well on their own, after all, if they didn't there wouldn't be so many of them in both rural and suburban areas. The best thing to help is to watch where the nest is and keep the...

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Prairie Birds of the Cornbelt  

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Prairie Birds of the Cornbelt Prairie Birds of the Cornbelt Nature Bulletin No. 305 May 5, 1984 Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation PRAIRIE BIRDS OF THE CORNBELT The Ideal way to get acquainted with the birds of the open fields and prairies is to take a team of horses and raise a crop of corn. Birds are not afraid of horses and a farmer or his boy can watch them, close up, day after day. Unlike tractors, horses guide themselves most of the time and the driver has plenty of chances to look and listen -- especially while plowing. The small animal life uncovered by a freshly turned furrow offers a free lunch for birds. Several sorts of typical ground-nesting birds are loined by blackbirds, cowbirds, robins, and even the wary crows, from nearby hedgerows, farmsteads and woodlands to form a flying, running, hopping parade behind the plow. They and the prairie birds rush to grab earthworms. cutworms, white grubs, beetles and ants.

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Bird guard  

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The bird guard provides a device to protect electrical insulators comprising a central shaft; a clamp attached to an end of the shaft to secure the device to a transmission tower; a top and bottom cover to shield transmission tower insulators; and bearings to allow the guard to rotate in order to frighten birds away from the insulators.

Fairchild, Dana M. (Armour, SD)

2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive management of migratory birds under sea level rise  

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The best practice method for managing ecological systems under uncertainty is adaptive management (AM), an iterative process of reducing uncertainty while simultaneously optimizing a management objective. Existing solution methods used for AM problems ...

Samuel Nicol, Olivier Buffet, Takuya Iwamura, Iadine Chads

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audubon of South Jordan: a migratory bird awareness / education center.  

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??I have always been an admirer of nature. I have always wanted to contribute and give back to the community by doing something that involved (more)

Jensen, Adam Christopher

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yukon Southern Lakes Nest Box Project Report, 2000  

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this report with permission of the photographers and the credited photographer retains copyright on all photos. Reference this report as: Eckert, C.D., Rousseau, A., and T. Davey. 2001. Yukon Southern Lakes Nest Box Project Report, 2000. Yukon Bird Club & Yukon Conservation Society. Whitehorse, Yukon. Yukon Southern Lakes Nest Box Project ii CONTENTS 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY...................................................................................................................................... 1 2.

Cameron Eckert Amlie; Cameron D. Eckert; Tanis Davey; Tanis Davey; Yukon Fish; Wildlife Enhancement; Trust Fund; Amlie Rousseau; Amlie Rousseau; Cameron Eckert; Cameron Eckert; Jeanette Mccrie; Heidi Hehn

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Talking Birds  

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more words and sing songs or utter several sentences. Birds have varying degrees of intelligence and some, like the crow, are very intelligent but they do not think as we do and...

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Sleeping Birds  

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Sleeping Birds Sleeping Birds Nature Bulletin No. 445-A February 19, 1972 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation SLEEPING BIRDS Each winter, a few years ago, several thousand crows, roosted in the big woods near our house. In daytime they spread out over the countryside to find food but each evening, about sundown, they came streaming back in a continuous parade that took almost an hour to pass. In flocks of dozens or hundreds with scattered birds between, they flew the same route every day. In downstate Illinois, similar flocks roost in overgrown hedgerows of osage orange, isolated groves of timber, or on willow grown islands in large rivers. A much smaller flock still roosts the year-round in our woods. Ordinarily they slip in a little before dusk and settle down quietly but occasionally there is a hullabaloo as if they were squabbling over a favorite perch occupied by some newcomers. Just before dawn, one old bird we call "the bugler" caws three times. A minute or two later he repeats it. Then, one by one, drowsy voices of other crows are heard -- much like human sleepyheads in the morning. Sometimes an alarm call is heard during the night followed by a general clamor as if the flock had been disturbed by a marauding owl, weasel or raccoon. Crows are very wary and, like most birds, light sleepers.

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Bird Banding  

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Bird Banding Bird Banding Name: Matthew Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I am researching why the US fish and wildlife agency bands ducks and what information is used to set hunting daily and possession limits. Replies: Matt, The USFW service has been doing this for decades to have statistical data on the population fluctuations of all birds. This information serves to warn when over hunting has taken a toll on a species or if a species is declining due to habitat loss or whatever. This information also indicates need for increased habitat areas as well as possible hunting restrictions. This organization has a formula for setting hunting limits based upon the data received from banding. It is important that all hunters return these bands for they are the ones who will suffer if the information is not there. Females of any species are the most important for reproduction and often they are protected over the males. This should explain the differences in what can be bagged.

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Bird Feet Biology  

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Bird Feet Biology Name: Jeanne Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: Why don't birds feet freeze during the cold winter months? Replies: I'm not sure about all birds, but...

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Bird Beaks and Feet  

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a bird gives a good clue to its feeding habits. Carnivorous birds like hawks, owls and eagles have strong hooked beaks for tearing flesh. Herons, egrets and kingfishers, with their...

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Serenbe Nest Cottages  

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As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as the test home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America Savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build within the Serenbe community.

Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber Tracking Cylinder Nesting  

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The fiber tracker consists of 8 concentric carbon fiber cylinders of varying diameters, from 399mm to 1032.2mm and two different lengths. 1.66 and 2.52 meters. Each completed cylinder is covered over the entire o.d. with scintillating fiber ribbons with a connector on each ribbon. These ribbons are axial (parallel to the beam line) at one end and stereo (at 3 deg. to the beam line) at the other. The ribbon connectors have dowel pins which are used to match with the connectors on the wave guide ribbons. These dowel pins are also used during the nesting operation, locating and positioning measurements. The nesting operation is the insertion of one cylinder into another, aligning them with one another and fastening them together into a homogeneous assembly. For ease of assembly. the nesting operation is accomplished working from largest diameter to smallest. Although the completed assembly of all 8 cylinders glued and bolted together is very stiff. individual cylinders are relatively flexible. Therefore. during this operation, No.8 must be supported in a manner which maintains its integrity and yet allows the insertion of No.7. This is accomplished by essentially building a set of dummy end plates which replicate a No.9 cylinder. These end plates are mounted on a wheeled cart that becomes the nesting cart. Provisions for a protective cover fastened to these rings has been made and will be incorporated in finished product. These covers can be easily removed for access to No.8 and/or the connection of No.8 to No.9. Another wheeled cart, transfer cart, is used to push a completed cylinder into the cylinder(s) already mounted in the nesting cart.

Stredde, H.; /Fermilab

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ESH100.2.ENV.2  

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Sandia-controlled premises that have the potential to affect: Protected species (e.g., fish, plants, wildlife) or their habitats. Migratory birds, their nests, eggs, or...

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Incubation of Birds' Eggs  

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Incubation of Birds' Eggs Nature Bulletin No. 456-A May 6, 1972 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation...

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Fish-Eating Birds  

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Fish-Eating Birds Nature Bulletin No. 307-A May 18, 1968 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Richard B. Ogilvie, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation...

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Nesting ecology of dickcissels on reclaimed surface-mined lands in Freestone County, Texas  

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Surface mining and subsequent reclamation often results in the establishment of large areas of grassland that can benefit wildlife. Grasslands have declined substantially over the last 150 years, resulting in declines of many grassland birds. The dickcissel (Spiza americana), a neotropical migrant, is one such bird whose numbers have declined in the last 30 years due to habitat loss, increased nest predation and parasitism, and over harvest (lethally controlled as an agricultural pest on its wintering range in Central and South America). Reclaimed surface-mined lands have been documented to provide important breeding habitat for dickcissels in the United States, emphasizing the importance of reclamation efforts. Objectives were to understand specific aspects of dickcissel nesting ecology (i.e., nest-site selection, nest success, and nest parasitism, and identification of nest predators) on 2 spatial scales on TXU Energy?s Big Brown Mine, near Fairfield, Texas, and to subsequently provide TXU Energy with recommendations to improve reclaimed areas as breeding habitat for dickcissels. I examined the influence of nest-site vegetation characteristics and the effects of field-level spatial factors on dickcissel nesting ecology on 2 sites reclaimed as wildlife habitat. Additionally, I developed a novel technique to identify predators at active nests during the 2003 field season. During 2002?2003, 119 nests were monitored. On smaller spatial scales, dickcissels were likely to select nest-sites with low vegetation, high densities of bunchgrasses and tall forbs, and areas with higher clover content. Probability of nest success increased with nest heights and vegetation heights above the nest, characteristics associated with woody nesting substrates. Woody nesting substrates were selected and bunchgrasses were avoided. Oak (Quercus spp.) saplings remained an important nesting substrate throughout the breeding season. On a larger scale, nest-site selection was likely to occur farther from wooded riparian areas and closer to recently-reclaimed areas. Nest parasitism was likely to occur near roads and wooded riparian areas. Results suggest reclaimed areas could be improved by planting more bunchgrasses, tall forbs (e.g., curly-cup gumweed [Grindelia squarrosa] and sunflower [Helianthus spp.]), clover (Trifolium spp.), and oaks (a preferred nesting substrate associated with higher survival rates). Larger-scale analysis suggests that larger tracts of wildlife areas should be created with wooded riparian areas comprising a minimal portion of a field?s edge.

Dixon, Thomas Pingul

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reproductive success of oak woodland birds in Sonoma and Napa counties. In  

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Birds are often used as environmental indicators because they are conspicuous, they have a very broad constituency, respond to change at multiple spatial scales, and are sampled by standard protocols. However simple counts of birds may provide an incomplete picture of the response of bird populations to environmental change in rapidly changing landscapes like Californias oak woodlands. Demographic data such as reproductive success provide a better measure of habitat quality and response to landscape modification. We collected reproductive success information on 398 nests of 38 species of birds nesting in oak woodlands of Sonoma and Napa counties in 2003 and 2004. We found no evidence that the extent of vineyard at the landscape-level had negative effects on the number of nests, frequency of nests per nest type, nor nest success. In fact, high vineyard-influence sites had slightly higher nest success. Our results suggest that remaining oak woodlands in vineyard landscapes, if properly managed and of sufficient size, can still support a diverse and productive avifauna.

Mark Reynolds; Thomas Gardali; Matt Merrifield; Amon Armstrong; David Wood; Julia Smith; Emily Heaton; Gretchen Lebuhn

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncommon Large Aquatic Birds  

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swans, largest of the swimming birds, are known to breed in Yellowstone Park, in the Red Rock Lakes Refuge in Montana, and along the Snake River in Idaho. A few hundred more...

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Crested Flycatcher Bird House  

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Crested Flycatcher Bird House Name: kristin Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: What would be the best wood to use to build a house for a crested flycatcher? And what...

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Wild Birds in Captivity  

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Wild Birds in Captivity Name: Suzanne Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: Our cat has found a young cedar waxwing - which he left unharmed - on our lawn. We have taken...

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The Fermilab Bird List  

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The Fermilab Bird List The Fermilab Bird List Data compilation by Peter Kasper. See the following link information concerning the Current Status of Access to Fermilab The following pages contain lists, of nearly all the bird species recorded within the Fermilab site boundaries. The names and ordering follow that of the American Ornithologists Union's check-list of North American birds. The lists also indicate at what time of year each species was found. To do this we have divided each year into 48 quarter-months and split the entire survey into five year periods. The first period started in 1987. A symbol is entered into the table for each record, indicating in which survey periods the record occurred. A legend describing these symbols is included with each page. Each list entry also contains a link to some text describing the bird's status on the site. Some exotic species have been excluded from the main list since they are extremely unlikely to have occurred naturally.

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Bird orientation: compensation for wind  

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Bird orientation: compensation for wind drift in migrating raptors is age dependent Kasper Thorup1 14.04.03 Despite the potentially strong effect of wind on bird orientation, our understanding of how wind drift affects migrating birds is still very limited. Using data from satellite-based radio

Thorup, Kasper

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Importance Nested Sampling and the MultiNest Algorithm  

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Bayesian inference involves two main computational challenges. First, in estimating the parameters of some model for the data, the posterior distribution may well be highly multi-modal: a regime in which the convergence to stationarity of traditional Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques becomes incredibly slow. Second, in selecting between a set of competing models the necessary estimation of the Bayesian evidence for each is, by definition, a (possibly high-dimensional) integration over the entire parameter space; again this can be a daunting computational task, although new Monte Carlo (MC) integration algorithms offer solutions of ever increasing efficiency. Nested sampling (NS) is one such contemporary MC strategy targeted at calculation of the Bayesian evidence, but which also enables posterior inference as a by-product, thereby allowing simultaneous parameter estimation and model selection. The widely-used MultiNest algorithm presents a particularly efficient implementation of the NS technique for...

Feroz, F; Cameron, E; Pettitt, A N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Lori Bird  

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E-mail: lori.bird@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Market analysis Policy analysis Primary research interests Renewable energy and carbon markets Renewable energy policy...

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Bird Mortaility at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: March 1998--September 2001  

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Over the past 15 years, research has shown that wind turbines in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) kill many birds, including raptors, which are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and/or state and federal Endangered Species Acts. Early research in the APWRA on avian mortality mainly attempted to identify the extent of the problem. In 1998, however, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated research to address the causal relationships between wind turbines and bird mortality. NREL funded a project by BioResource Consultants to perform this research directed at identifying and addressing the causes of mortality of various bird species from wind turbines in the APWRA.With 580 megawatts (MW) of installed wind turbine generating capacity in the APWRA, wind turbines there provide up to 1 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of emissions-free electricity annually. By identifying and implementing new methods and technologies to reduce or resolve bird mortality in the APWRA, power producers may be able to increase wind turbine electricity production at the site and apply similar mortality-reduction methods at other sites around the state and country.

Smallwood, K. S.; Thelander, C. G.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested-cone transformer antenna  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form an output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated. 6 figures.

Ekdahl, C.A.

1991-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested-cone transformer antenna  

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A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form n output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated.

Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested-cone transformer antenna  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form an output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated. 6 figs.

Ekdahl, C.A.

1989-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesizing Transformations for Locality Enhancement of Imperfectly-Nested Loop Nests  

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Linear loop transformations and tiling are known to be very effective for enhancing locality of reference in perfectly-nested loops. However, they cannot be applied directly to imperfectly-nested loops. Some compilers attempt to convert imperfectly-nested ... Keywords: automatic locality enhancement, caches, imperfectly-nested loops, program transformation, restructuring compilers

Nawaaz Ahmed; Nikolay Mateev; Keshav Pingali

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Conservation of Migratory Species Tara G. Martin1  

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Optimal Conservation of Migratory Species Tara G. Martin1 *, Iadine Chade`s2 , Peter Arcese1 , Peter P. Marra3 , Hugh P. Possingham4 , D. Ryan Norris1,5 1 Centre for Applied Conservation Research of biodiversity worldwide with annual investment for their conservation exceeding several billion dollars

Queensland, University of

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ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE  

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, with a total fuel alcohol consumption of 13.8 ? 106 m3/year (ANP, 1999). In the U.S., several recent political

Rajakaruna, Nishanta

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An Interactive Nesting Algorithm for Stretched Grids and Variable Nesting Ratios  

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An existing two-way interactive grid-nesting technique is generalized to accommodate stretched grids and a spatially variable grid-nesting ratio. The new scheme applies the same reversibility constraint and possesses the same scalar and momentum ...

Robert L. Walko; Craig J. Tremback; Roger A. Pielke; William R. Cotton

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational state complexity of nested word automata  

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We introduce techniques to prove lower bounds for the number of states needed by finite automata operating on nested words. We study the state complexity of Boolean operations and obtain lower bounds that are tight within an additive constant. The results ... Keywords: Finite automata, Language operations, Nested words, State complexity

Xiaoxue Piao; Kai Salomaa

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab  

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Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab Author: Peter Kasper See the following link information concerning the Current Status of Access to Fermilab Summaries from past years .. '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 and past months .. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year List: Contains the list of birds seen so far this year. Seasonal List: The list of birds recorded on site at this time of year. Recent entries ... Dec 29 Dec 22 Dec 19 Dec 14 Dec 9 Dec 8 Dec 5 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 22 Nov 17 Nov 13 Nov 10 Nov 7 Nov 3 Nov 2 Oct 30 Oct 28 Oct 27 Oct 23 Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 10 Oct 6 Oct 3 Oct 2 Sep 29 Sep 27 Sep 26 Sep 1 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 18 Aug 16 Aug 11 Aug 9 Aug 4 Aug 1 Jul 28 Jul 25 Jul 21 Jul 17 Jul 14 Jul 11 Jul 7 Jul 5 Jun 30 Jun 27

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INFLUENCE OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC STIMULI ON THE MIGRATORY ORIENTATION OF  

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INFLUENCE OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC STIMULI ON THE MIGRATORY ORIENTATION OF HERRING GULL CHICKS. Demonstratingan animal'ssensitivityto a particularenvironmentalstimu- lus (e.g.geomagnetism

Moore, Frank R.

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The NMC Nested Regional Spectral Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A nested primitive equation regional spectral model is developed. The model consists of two componentsa low-resolution global spectral model and a high-resolution regional spectral model. The two components have identical vertical structure and ...

Hann-Ming Henry Juang; Masao Kanamitsu

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAL.BLAYDES-FIRESTONE.DOC 11/19/2008 2:01 PM WIND POWER, WILDLIFE, AND THE MIGRATORY BIRD  

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- sässig. Der Nordwesten ist auch Basisstandort für Offshore-Windenergie. Hier profilieren sich Offshore-Windenergie. DEWI, Wilhelmshaven Das vom Land Niedersachsen gegründete Insti- tut DEWI gilt als Behörden an. Ein aktu- elles Schwerpunktthema ist dabei die Offshore- Windenergie-Nutzung, die intensiv

Hanson, Thomas

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Local Bird Populations and "The Birds of Fermilab"  

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

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Don't Mess with the NEST  

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NEST stands for Nuclear Emergency Support Team. The NEST Mission Statement as first established: (1) Conduct, direct, coordinate search and recovery operations for nuclear material, weapons or devices; and (2) Assist in identification and deactivation of Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) and Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs). Then in 1980 a very sophisticated improvised explosive device was found at Harvey's Casino at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The FBI and Bomb Squads were unprepared and it detonated. As a result the additional phrase 'and Sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (SIEDs)' was added to the Mission Statement.

Larson, M

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Birds  

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that use these areas include anhingas, great egrets, little blue herons, and bald eagles. A few species, including wood ducks, mallards, and great blue herons, are year-round...

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Bird's Eggs - Their Size, Shape and Color  

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Search Engine Table of Contents Copyright Disclaimer Bird's Eggs - Their Size, Shape and Color Nature Bulletin No. 455-A April 29, 1972 Forest Preserve District of Cook...

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Differential nested lattice encoding for consensus problems  

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In this paper we consider the problem of transmitting quantized data while performing an average consensus algorithm. Average consensus algorithms are protocols to compute the average value of all sensor measurements via near neighbors communications. ... Keywords: average consensus, coding with side information, consensus, nested lattice coding, predictive coding

Mehmet E. Yildiz; Anna Scaglione

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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Study of Housing Built Near Rail Transit Stations: NorthernLogit Model Results for Upper Nest (Rail Location Choice)and Lower Nest (Rail Commute Choice). Note: Revised from

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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Study of Housing Built Near Rail Transit Stations: NorthernLogit Model Results for Upper Nest (Rail Location Choice)and Lower Nest (Rail Commute Choice). Note: Revised from

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chernobyl Birds Have Smaller Brains  

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Background: Animals living in areas contaminated by radioactive material from Chernobyl suffer from increased oxidative stress and low levels of antioxidants. Therefore, normal development of the nervous system is jeopardized as reflected by high frequencies of developmental errors, reduced brain size and impaired cognitive abilities in humans. Alternatively, associations between psychological effects and radiation have been attributed to post-traumatic stress in humans. Methodology/Principal Finding: Here we used an extensive sample of 550 birds belonging to 48 species to test the prediction that even in the absence of post-traumatic stress, there is a negative association between relative brain size and level of background radiation. We found a negative association between brain size as reflected by external head volume and level of background radiation, independent of structural body size and body mass. The observed reduction in brain size in relation to background radiation amounted to 5 % across the range of almost a factor 5,000 in radiation level. Species differed significantly in reduction in brain size with increasing background radiation, and brain size was the only morphological character that showed a negative relationship with radiation. Brain size was significantly smaller in yearlings than in older individuals. Conclusions/Significance: Low dose radiation can have significant effects on normal brain development as reflected by brain size and therefore potentially cognitive ability. The fact that brain size was smaller in yearlings than in older individuals

Anders Pape Mller; Andea Bonisoli-alquati; Geir Rudolfsen; Timothy A. Mousseau

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES  

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APPENDIX A MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES #12;A-1 APPENDIX A MEASURING IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND TURBINES 1.0 INTRODUCTION Differential composition of wind turbines at wind energy used is the number of fatalities per wind turbine per year (Anderson et al. 1999). This metric has

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Development of the Nested Fiber Filter  

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Battelle, has tested the Nested Fiber Filter (NFF) as a particulate control device for high temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) applications. Battelle funded initial bench-scale tests which were the basis for patents and a concept applying the NFF. Subsequent parametric tests in a 6-inch diameter reactor established excellent particulate capture performance, > 99 percent, for conditions up to 1600 F and 6 atmospheres. Effective cleaning/regeneration of the NFF was achieved in the 6-inch scale with acoustic and mechanical vibration. A pulse combustor was tested in an integrated NFF arrangement because of compatibility with the HTBP conditions. This arrangement provided the basis for larger scale tests under the subject contract. A 6-ft[sup 2] test module was designed and installed with an existing fluidized bed combustor for additional development and testing.

Litt, R.D.; Conkle, H.N.; Raghavan, J.K.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent Incentive  

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A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent Incentive A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent Incentive Mechanisms for REDD+ Implementation at Multiple Scales Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent Incentive Mechanisms for REDD+ Implementation at Multiple Scales Agency/Company /Organization: Forest Carbon Portal Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.forestcarbonportal.com/resource/nested-approach-redd-structuring-e A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent Incentive Mechanisms for REDD+ Implementation at Multiple Scales Screenshot References: A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent Incentive Mechanisms for REDD+ Implementation at Multiple Scales[1]

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Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS IN  

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turbine foundations (Patrick and Henderson) was commissioned to design a foundation. More detailHull Wind II: A Case Study of the Development of a Second Large Wind Turbine Installation", the largest wind turbine (660 kW) yet installed in the state. That project proved to be so popular that HMLP

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Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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Holtzclaw, J. 1994. Using Residential Patterns and TransitOwnership and Use: How Much Does Residential Density Matter?to transit when making residential choices. Table 1. Nested

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thyn-nus thynnus) is a highly migratory  

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118 Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thyn- nus thynnus) is a highly migratory pelagic species encountered south of 20°N since the 1960s. Two blue- fin tuna breeding sites are known in the North Atlantic for bluefin tuna along the North American and European coasts, and to a lesser degree in the high seas

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New constructive algorithms for leather nesting in the automotive industry  

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In this paper, we address one of the hardest two-dimensional cutting stock problems that can be found in industry. The problem is called the Leather Nesting Problem, and it consists in finding the best layouts for a set of irregular shapes within large ... Keywords: Computational study, Constructive heuristics, Leather nesting problem

Cludio Alves; Pedro Brs; Jos Valrio de Carvalho; Telmo Pinto

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data-only flattening for nested data parallelism  

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Data parallelism has proven to be an effective technique for high-level programming of a certain class of parallel applications, but it is not well suited to irregular parallel computations. Blelloch and others proposed nested data parallelism ... Keywords: compilers, flattening, multicore, nesl, nested data parallelism

Lars Bergstrom; Matthew Fluet; Mike Rainey; John Reppy; Stephen Rosen; Adam Shaw

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHAPTER XVIII THE BIRDS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO  

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CHAPTER XVIII THE BIRDS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO #12;Blank page retained for pagination #12;THE BIRDS. The birds of the Gulf of Mexico are thus, without exception, adapted to at least two media and endowed difficult, the area de- ~Ilnited by the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico as It twice daily moves landward

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Battling bird flu by the numbers  

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May » May » Battling bird flu by the numbers Battling bird flu by the numbers Lab theorists have developed a mathematical tool that could help health experts and crisis managers determine in real time whether an emerging infectious disease such as avian influenza H5N1 is poised to spread globally. May 27, 2008 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

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Immigration as a "Theologizing Experience": Spiritual Well-Being as a Moderating Factor in Migratory Grief and Acculturation.  

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?? The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of spiritual well-being to migratory grief and acculturation. The study employed a cross-sectional design (more)

Sharp, Irma A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Nested Spectral Model for Hurricane Track Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical method for analysing and forecasting a wide range of horizontal scales of motion is tested in a barotropic hurricane track forecast model. The numerical method uses cubic B-spline representations of variables on nested domains. The ...

Mark Demaria; Sim D. Aberson; Katsuyuki V. Ooyama; Stephen J. Lord

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The WRF nested within the CESM: Simulations of a midlatitude...  

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WRF simulations forced by operational analyses. Citation: He, J., M. Zhang, W. Lin, B. Colle, P. Liu, and A. M. Vogelmann (2013), The WRF nested within the CESM: Simulations...

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Control and estimation problems under partially nested information pattern  

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In this paper we study distributed estimation and control problems over graphs under partially nested information patterns. We show a duality result that is very similar to the classical duality result between state ...

Gattami, Ather Said

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An On-Line Study of Japanese Nesting Complexity  

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This paper reports the results of a self-paced reading experiment in Japanese in which the materials consisted of four versions of successively more nested syntactic structures. It was found that (1) people read the more ...

Nakatani, Kentaro

84

Environmental Assessment  

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Rationale Health Forests Restoration Act of 2003 area. Migratory Birds Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 EO 131186 X Migratory birds may be affected by the construction of the...

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The evolution of shelter: ecology and ethology of chimpanzee nest building  

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......................................................................................................................................... 106 Chapter 6 Thermoregulatory nest function: variation in nest characteristics, shape, and architecture in response to weather ................................................................................. 110 INTRODUCTION... ................................................................................................................................................ 117 RESULTS ................................................................................................................................................. 117 Weather conditions...

Stewart, Fiona Anne

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Nest Record Card Scheme 1 Welcome to the Nest Record Card Scheme, NERCS for short. The project aims to  

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of November. In arid areas, such as the Karoo, many small birds breed erratically at any time of the year than 2 m high, including much of the fynbos, Karoo and Kalahari biomes) DESERT (natural plant growth) fynbos,Karoo,Kalahari, riparian,largely alien trees, other (specify) gravel, sand, rock, grass, scrub

de Villiers, Marienne

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Iterational retiming: Maximize iteration-level parallelism for nested loops  

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Nested loops are the most critical sections in many scientific and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) applications. It is important to study effective and efficient transformation techniques to increase parallelism for nested loops. In this paper, we propose a novel technique, iterational retiming, that can satisfy any given timing constraint by achieving full parallelism for iterations in a partition. Theorems and efficient algorithms are proposed for iterational retiming. The experimental results show that iterational retiming is a promising technique for parallel embedded systems. It can achieve 87% improvement over software pipelining and 88 % improvement over loop unfolding on average.

Chun Xue; Zili Shao; Meilin Liu; Edwin H. -m. Sha

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal sequential transmission over broadcast channel with nested feedback  

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We consider the optimal design of sequential transmission over broadcast channel with nested feedback. Nested feedback means that the channel output of the outer channel is also available at the decoder of the inner channel. We model the communication system as a decentralized team with three decision makers---the encoder and the two decoders. Structure of encoding and decoding strategies that minimize a total distortion measure over a finite horizon are determined. The results are applicable for real-time communication as well as for the information theoretic setup.

Mahajan, Aditya

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marienne S. de Villiers Birds and Environmental Change  

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's eastern Nama Karoo region and survival and repro- duction in South Africa's national bird, the blue crane to specialised fynbos and karoo habitats. The birds rely on natural vegetation for protection, and avoid. Although korhaans still occur in parts of the karoo and fynbos biomes, they are now harder to find

de Villiers, Marienne

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Quality Assessment of Weather Radar Wind Profiles during Bird Migration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind profiles from an operational C-band Doppler radar have been combined with data from a bird tracking radar to assess the wind profile quality during bird migration. The weather radar wind profiles (WRWPs) are retrieved using the well-known ...

Iwan Holleman; Hans van Gasteren; Willem Bouten

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seasonal Juvenile Salmonid Presence and Migratory Behavior in the Lower Columbia River  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To facilitate preparing Biological Assessments of proposed channel maintenance projects, the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracted the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to consolidate and synthesize available information about the use of the lower Columbia River and estuary by juvenile anadromous salmonids. The information to be synthesized included existing published documents as well as data from five years (2004-2008) of acoustic telemetry studies conducted in the Columbia River estuary using the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System. For this synthesis, the Columbia River estuary includes the section of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam at river kilometer (Rkm) 235 downstream to the mouth where it enters the Pacific Ocean. In this report, we summarize the seasonal salmonid presence and migration patterns in the Columbia River estuary based on information from published studies as well as relevant data from acoustic telemetry studies conducted by NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) between 2004 and 2008. Recent acoustic telemetry studies, conducted using the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS; developed by the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), provided information on the migratory behavior of juvenile steelhead (O. mykiss) and Chinook salmon in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean. In this report, Section 2 provides a summary of information from published literature on the seasonal presence and migratory behavior of juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River estuary and plume. Section 3 presents a detailed synthesis of juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead migratory behavior based on use of the JSATS between 2004 and 2008. Section 4 provides a discussion of the information summarized in the report as well as information drawn from literature reviews on potential effects of channel maintenance activities to juvenile salmonids rearing in or migrating through the Columbia River estuary and plume.

Carter, Jessica A.; McMichael, Geoffrey A.; Welch, Ian D.; Harnish, Ryan A.; Bellgraph, Brian J.

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Nesting ecology of wood thrush (Turdidae: Passeriformes) in hardwood forests of South Carolina  

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The nesting success of the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) in bottomland and upland forests in South Carolina. Twenty-one of 26 nests were located in bottomland sites, and 76.2% of these nests were in narrow (<150-m wide) bottomland corridors. No nests were found in upland sites enclosed by fields. The Mayfield success rate for 20 nests was 35.3%. All nest failures were attributed to predation, no nests were parasitized by Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Nest sites were characterized by a dense overstory and a moderately developed understory. Bottomland hardwoods, especially relatively narrow corridors, appear to provide suitable nesting habitat for Wood Thrush in this region. Brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds does not appear to be a significant factor in the failure of Wood Thrush nests in these sites.

Sargent, Robert, A.; Kilgo, John, C.; Chapman, Brian, R.; Miller, Karl, V.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mashroom: end-user mashup programming using nested tables  

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This paper presents an end-user-oriented programming environment called Mashroom. Major contributions herein include an end-user programming model with an expressive data structure as well as a set of formally-defined mashup operators. The data structure ... Keywords: end-user programming, mashup, nested table, spreadsheet

Guiling Wang; Shaohua Yang; Yanbo Han

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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An error was discovered in the original Table 1 of this study. Notably, the Inclusive terms for the upper-nest model were incorrectly calculated thus the theta terms were in error. This revised working paper corrects this error. Also, the corrected upper nest model has a slightly different specification than originally shown in Table 1 in order to satisfy the condition that the theta values lie between 0 and 1. Some additional text is added to the original working paper regarding the new upper level model, however none of the substantive findings or conclusions of the research change as a result. The additional variables added to the upper nest model reveal that low automobile ownership levels tended to be associated with transit-oriented living. We acknowledge that automobile ownership likely both influences and is influenced by transit-oriented living, thus the coefficient on the automobile ownership variables could be subject to endogeneity bias. The revised equation also shows that controlling for other variables in the equation, having individuals 55 years of age and above in a household reduced the likelihood of living near transit. It is also noted that the estimated coefficients in the lower nest binomial logit models for predicting rail commuting (shown in the right-hand

Robert Cervero; Michael Duncan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying Wind Energy/Bird Interactions: A Guidance Document  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This guidance document is a product of the Avian Subcommittee of the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC). The NWCC was formed to better understand and promote responsible, credible, and comparable avian/wind energy interaction studies. Bird mortality is a concern and wind power is a potential clean and green source of electricity, making study of wind energy/bird interactions essential. This document provides an overview for regulators and stakeholders concerned with wind energy/bird interactions, as well as a more technical discussion of the basic concepts and tools for studying such interactions.

Anderson, R. [California Energy Commission (US); Morrison, M. [California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (US); Sinclair, K. [Dept. of Energy/National Renewable Energy Lab. (US); Strickland, D. [WEST, Inc. (US)

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eagle Nest, New Mexico: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Nest, New Mexico: Energy Resources Nest, New Mexico: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 35.4383653°, -107.3244921° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.4383653,"lon":-107.3244921,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Analysis of Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Nested Annular Tank Array  

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Two series of experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory during the 1980s using highly enriched (93%) uranyl nitrate solution in annular tanks. [1, 2] Tanks were of typical sizes found in nuclear production plants. Experiments looked at tanks of varying radii in a co-located set of nested tanks, a 1 by 2 array, and a 1 by 3 array. The co-located set of tanks had been analyzed previously [3] as a benchmark for inclusion within the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. [4] The current study represents the benchmark analysis of the 1 by 3 array of a series of nested annular tanks. Of the seventeen configurations performed in this set of experiments, twelve were evaluated and nine were judged as acceptable benchmarks.

John D. Bess; James D. Cleaver

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation  

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Although it is known that incorporating an intermediate reboiler or reflux condenser in a distillation column will improve column efficiency by 15 to 100%, there has been little use of this technique to date." Intermediate vapor compression heat pumping was recently introduced as one practical means of achieving this benefit. Introduced in this paper are two new means having added advantages over compression: intermediate vapor expansion heat pumping, and nested enrichment cascades. In both cases the efficiency advantage is obtained without requiring import of shaft work. With intermediate vapor expansion, the expander is more efficient and less costly than the compressor which achieves comparable improvement in distillation efficiency. With the "nested enrichment" technique, the increased efficiency is obtained without requiring either compressors or expanders.

Erickson, D. C.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Adaptive nested implicit Runge--Kutta formulas of Gauss type  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper deals with a special family of implicit Runge-Kutta formulas of orders 2, 4 and 6. These methods are of Gauss type; i.e., they are based on Gauss quadrature formulas of orders 2, 4 and 6, respectively. However, the methods under discussion ... Keywords: 65L05, 65L06, Almost symplectic integration, Gauss-type methods, Local error estimation, Nested implicit Runge--Kutta formulas, Ordinary differential equations

G. Yu. Kulikov; S. K. Shindin

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Seen Above SLAC: A Bird...  

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Seen Above SLAC: A Bird's-Eye View of the Lab By Mike Ross February 8, 2012 About 50 new aerial photos of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been added to the lab's Flickr...

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Removal of bird contamination in wind profiler signal spectra.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The problem of bird interference with radar performance is as old as radar itself; however, the problem specific to wind profiler operation has not drawn the attention of researchers until the last 5 or 6 years. Since then, the problem has been addressed in many publications and several ways to solve it have been indicated. Recent advances in radar hardware and software made the last generation of profilers much more immune to bird contamination. However, many older profilers are still in use; errors in averaged (hourly) winds due to bird interference may be as high as 15 m/s. The objective of the present study is to develop a practical method to derive mean winds from averaged spectral data of a 915-MHz wind profiler under the condition of bird contamination.

Pekour, M. S.

1998-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

102

Bird Migration and Bias of WSR-88D Wind Estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Migrating birds can greatly influence base velocity, velocity azimuth display (VAD), and VAD wind profile products of the WSR-88D. This is documented by comparing estimates of wind velocity and direction from these products with corresponding ...

Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr.; David S. Mizrahi; Carroll G. Belser

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparative Analysis of the Influence of Weather on the Flight Altitudes of Birds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Birds pose a serious risk to flight safety worldwide. A Bird Avoidance Model (BAM) is being developed in the Netherlands to reduce the risk of birdaircraft collisions. In order to develop a temporally and spatially dynamic model of bird ...

Judy Shamoun-Baranes; Emiel van Loon; Hans van Gasteren; Jelmer van Belle; Willem Bouten; Luit Buurma

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Diet of Nesting Red-Cockaded Woodpecker at Three Locations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors studied diets of nestling red-cockaded woodpeckers for two years on three sites in South Carolina and Georgia. Cameras recorded 33 different types of prey. Wood roaches were the most common, amounting to 50% of the prey. In addition, blueberries and saw fly larvae were collected by birds. Snail shells were also collected. Morista's index of diet overlap ranged from 0.94 to 0.99 for breeding males and females. We conclude that nestling diets are similar across the region.

Hanula, J.L.; Lipcomb, D.; Franzreb, K.E.; Loeb, S.C.

1998-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

105

Simulation of Regional Climate Using a Limited Area Model Nested in a General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Limited Area Model (LAM) is nested in a General Circulation Model (GCM) to simulate the January climate over the western United States. In the nesting procedure, the GCM output is used to provide the initial and lateral atmospheric boundary ...

Filippo Giorgi

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

The Design of Smooth, Conservative Vertical Grids for Interactive Grid Nesting with Stretching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This note describes how to generate vertically stretched grids within the context of vertical nesting that are consistent with the conservative interpolation formula used by Clark and Farley. It is shown that all nested grids derive their ...

Terry L. Clark; William D. Hall

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Use of a Movable Nested-Mesh Model for Tracking a Small Vortex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesh nesting strategy proposed by Kurihara et al.(1979) was used to construct a movable, nested-mesh, 11-level primitive equation model. The framework of the model is described in detail.

Yoshio Kurihara; Morris A. Bender

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biol. Lett. (2007) 3, 280283 doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0053  

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., Miltenberger, H. & Querner, U. 1990 Genetic transmission of migratory behavior into a nonmigratory bird

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Nested cycles in large triangulations and crossing-critical graphs  

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We show that every sufficiently large plane triangulation has a large collection of nested cycles that either are pairwise disjoint, or pairwise intersect in exactly one vertex, or pairwise intersect in exactly two vertices. We apply this result to show that for each fixed positive integer $k$, there are only finitely many $k$-crossing-critical simple graphs of average degree at least six. Combined with the recent constructions of crossing-critical graphs given by Bokal, this settles the question of for which numbers $q>0$ there is an infinite family of $k$-crossing-critical simple graphs of average degree $q$.

Hernandez-Velez, Cesar; Thomas, Robin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Force-Gradient Nested Multirate Methods for Hamiltonian System  

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Force-gradient decomposition methods are used to improve the energy preservation of symplectic schemes applied to Hamiltonian systems. If the potential is composed of different parts with strongly varying dynamics, this multirate potential can be exploited by coupling force-gradient decomposition methods with splitting techniques for multi-time scale problems to further increase the accuracy of the scheme and reduce the computational costs. In this paper, we derive novel force-gradient nested methods and test them numerically. Such methods can be used to increase the acceptance rate for the molecular dynamics step of the Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm (HMC) and hence improve its computational efficiency.

Dmitry Shcherbakov; Matthias Ehrhardt; Michael Gnther; Michael Peardon

2013-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A Formulation of a Phase-Independent Wave-Activity Flux for Stationary and Migratory Quasigeostrophic Eddies on a Zonally Varying Basic Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new formulation of an approximate conservation relation of wave-activity pseudomomentum is derived, which is applicable for either stationary or migratory quasigeostrophic (QG) eddies on a zonally varying basic flow. The authors utilize a ...

Koutarou Takaya; Hisashi Nakamura

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Rapidly Rotating Suns and Active Nests of Convection  

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In the solar convection zone, rotation couples with intensely turbulent convection to drive a strong differential rotation and achieve complex magnetic dynamo action. Our sun must have rotated more rapidly in its past, as is suggested by observations of many rapidly rotating young solar-type stars. Here we explore the effects of more rapid rotation on the global-scale patterns of convection in such stars and the flows of differential rotation and meridional circulation which are self-consistently established. The convection in these systems is richly time dependent and in our most rapidly rotating suns a striking pattern of localized convection emerges. Convection near the equator in these systems is dominated by one or two nests in longitude of locally enhanced convection, with quiescent streaming flow in between at the highest rotation rates. These active nests of convection maintain a strong differential rotation despite their small size. The structure of differential rotation is similar in all of our more rapidly rotating suns, with fast equators and slower poles. We find that the total shear in differential rotation Delta Omega grows with more rapid rotation while the relative shear Delta Omega/Omega_0 decreases. In contrast, at more rapid rotation the meridional circulations decrease in energy and peak velocities and break into multiple cells of circulation in both radius and latitude.

Benjamin P. Brown; Matthew K. Browning; Allan Sacha Brun; Mark S. Miesch; Juri Toomre

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal soaring flight of birds and unmanned aerial vehicles  

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Thermal soaring saves much energy, but flying large distances in this form represents a great challenge for birds, people and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The solution is to make use of so-called thermals, which are localized, warmer regions in the atmosphere moving upwards with a speed exceeding the descent rate of birds and planes. Saving energy by exploiting the environment more efficiently is an important possibility for autonomous UAVs as well. Successful control strategies have been developed recently for UAVs in simulations and in real applications. This paper first presents an overview of our knowledge of the soaring flight and strategy of birds, followed by a discussion of control strategies that have been developed for soaring UAVs both in simulations and applications on real platforms. To improve the accuracy of simulation of thermal exploitation strategies we propose a method to take into account the effect of turbulence. Finally we propose a new GPS independent control strategy for exploiting...

kos, Zsuzsa; Leven, Severin; Vicsek, Tams; 10.1088/1748-3182/5/4/045003

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats Workshop: Understanding and Resolving Bird and Bat Impacts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Most conservation groups support the development of wind energy in the US as an alternative to fossil and nuclear-fueled power plants to meet growing demand for electrical energy. However, concerns have surfaced over the potential threat to birds, bats, and other wildlife from the construction and operation of wind turbine facilities. Co-sponsored by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats Workshop was convened to examine current research on the impacts of wind energy development on avian and bat species and to discuss the most effective ways to mitigate such impacts. On 18-19 May 2004, 82 representatives from government, non-government organizations, private business, and academia met to (1) review the status of the wind industry and current project development practices, including pre-development risk assessment and post-construction monitoring; (2) learn what is known about direct, indirect (habitat), and cumulative impacts on birds and bats from existing wind projects; about relevant aspects of bat and bird migration ecology; about offshore wind development experience in Europe; and about preventing, minimizing, and mitigating avian and bat impacts; (3) review wind development guidelines developed by the USFWS and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife; and (4) identify topics needing further research and to discuss what can be done to ensure that research is both credible and accessible. These Workshop Proceedings include detailed summaries of the presentations made and the discussions that followed.

Schwartz, Susan Savitt (ed.)

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New England Wind Forum: Environmental Impacts? Interaction with Birds,  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Environmental Impacts? Environmental Impacts? The construction and operation of a wind farm will have some local impact to the natural environment, but the specific impacts are site specific. Effects can include avian (bird), bat, and other wildlife activity. Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader. Birds Largely because of the unique circumstances and experiences surrounding one region in Northern California with significant wind energy development in the 1980s, wind power proponents now conduct wildlife (and particularly avian) studies as a regular part of screening sites for development. Earlier generations of wind turbines were smaller and located close together. They were mounted on lattice towers and had rapidly spinning blades. These wind turbines were located in great numbers in the Altamont Pass, an area of rolling grassland home to a substantial population of raptors. A high number of bird kills resulted. Wind technology has advanced substantially since the 1980s. Today's larger turbines have wider spacing, more slowly spinning blades, and are mounted on tubular towers. Nonetheless, wind turbines, like all manmade structures, do have the potential to impact birds and/or bats. Careful selection of development sites avoids placement in particularly sensitive locations, and for well-sited wind projects, avian impacts can be minimal including relative to other sources of avian collision. The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative published a report discussing bird interaction with wind turbines in the Spring of 2010, "Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds, Bats, and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions (PDF 2.0 MB)."

116

Nested methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction cancer detection method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A molecular marker-based method for monitoring and detecting cancer in humans. Aberrant methylation of gene promoters is a marker for cancer risk in humans. A two-stage, or "nested" polymerase chain reaction method is disclosed for detecting methylated DNA sequences at sufficiently high levels of sensitivity to permit cancer screening in biological fluid samples, such as sputum, obtained non-invasively. The method is for detecting the aberrant methylation of the p16 gene, O 6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase gene, Death-associated protein kinase gene, RAS-associated family 1 gene, or other gene promoters. The method offers a potentially powerful approach to population-based screening for the detection of lung and other cancers.

Belinsky, Steven A. (Albuquerque, NM); Palmisano, William A. (Edgewood, NM)

2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

117

CALIFORNIA GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING IMPACTS TO BIRDS AND BATS FROM  

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Treaty Act, rotorswept area, wind energy, wind siting guidelines, wind turbines. #12; #12; i development projects and wind turbine repowering projects in California. The objectives of the Guidelines of Wind Energy Research Bird and bat interactions with wind turbines is an area of active research

118

Turbine Nozzles Failure Due to Bird Strike - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Turbine Nozzles Failure Due to Bird Strike ... crystal (SX) nickel-based superalloy with environmental coatings on the flow path ... was caused by clogged cooling holes and film cooling reduction, resulting in ... Analysis of Crack Development Involving a Pressure Vessel in a Synthetic Gas Production Plant.

119

Extrapair paternity, migration, and breeding synchrony in birds  

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standardized linear contrasts to show that this positive relationship persists when all bird species for which distribution maps published in standard ornithological handbooks (e.g., Cramp, 1977­1994; Marchant and Higgins standardized, may be entered into conventional statistical analyses. Standardization of contrasts is dependent

Cambridge, University of

120

The Influence of Woodlot Size and Location in Suburban and Rural Matrices on Bird Species Richness and Individual Abundance.  

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??This study assessed the influence of woodlot area and matrix composition on bird species richness and individual abundance. Bird surveys were conducted in winter 2004 (more)

Chartier, Neil Allen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation | Open Energy Information  

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Imposed Mitigation Imposed Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation Property Type Text Description Agency imposed mitigation plan to minimize the risk of a potential negative impact to a NEPA resource with a geothermal development effort. Pages using the property "NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) B BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01#NEPAImpact_with_Migratory_Birds + Initial ground disturbing activities would not be conducted during the migratory bird nesting season (March through July) unless necessary, and then only after inventories for migratory birds and nests were conducted by a qualified biologist acceptable to the BLM. This survey would be conducted to identify either breeding adult birds or nest sites within the specific areas to be disturbed. If active nests are present within these areas to be disturbed, NGP would coordinate with the authorized officer to develop appropriate protection measures for these sites, which may include avoidance, construction constraints, and/or the establishment of buffers.

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IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND ENERGY GENERATION 4.1 INTRODUCTION  

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77 CHAPTER 4 IMPACTS TO BIRDS CAUSED BY WIND ENERGY GENERATION 4.1 INTRODUCTION Bird mortality studies reporting on wind energy facilities elsewhere regularly report that bird mortality in the APWRA is unusually high there and is, therefore, an anomaly among wind energy facilities in the United States. We

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Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator  

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Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator by Armando Tura BEng Committee Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator by Armando Tura with the potential to create efficient and compact refrigeration devices is an active magnetic regenerative

Victoria, University of

124

An Idealized Comparison of One-Way and Two-Way Grid Nesting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most mesoscale models can be run with either one-way (parasitic) or two-way (interactive) grid nesting. This paper presents results from a linear 1D shallow-water model to determine whether the choice of nesting method can have a significant ...

Lucas M. Harris; Dale R. Durran

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

A Review on Fish Swimming and Bird/Insect Flight  

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This expository review is devoted to fish swimming and bird/insect flight. (i) The simple waving motion of an elongated flexible ribbon plate of constant width, immersed in a fluid at rest, propagating a wave distally down the plate to swim forward is first considered to provide a fundamental concept on energy conservation. It is generalized to include variations in body width and thickness, vortex shedding from appended dorsal, ventral and caudal fins to closely simulate fish swimming for which a nonlinear theory is presented for large-amplitude propulsion. (ii) For bird flight, the pioneering studies on oscillating rigid wings are briefed, followed by presenting a nonlinear unsteady theory for flexible wing with arbitrary variations in shape and trajectory with a comparative study with experiments. (iii) For insect flight, more recent advances are reviewed under aerodynamic theory and modeling, computational methods, and experiments, on forward and hovering flights with producing leading-edge vortex to give...

Wu, Theodore Yaotsu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

White Bird, Idaho: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bird, Idaho: Energy Resources Bird, Idaho: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 45.7615508°, -116.3006974° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.7615508,"lon":-116.3006974,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A Review on Fish Swimming and Bird/Insect Flight  

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This expository review is devoted to fish swimming and bird/insect flight. (i) The simple waving motion of an elongated flexible ribbon plate of constant width, immersed in a fluid at rest, propagating a wave distally down the plate to swim forward is first considered to provide a fundamental concept on energy conservation. It is generalized to include variations in body width and thickness, vortex shedding from appended dorsal, ventral and caudal fins to closely simulate fish swimming for which a nonlinear theory is presented for large-amplitude propulsion. (ii) For bird flight, the pioneering studies on oscillating rigid wings are briefed, followed by presenting a nonlinear unsteady theory for flexible wing with arbitrary variations in shape and trajectory with a comparative study with experiments. (iii) For insect flight, more recent advances are reviewed under aerodynamic theory and modeling, computational methods, and experiments, on forward and hovering flights with producing leading-edge vortex to give unsteady high lift. (iv) Prospects are explored on extracting intrinsic flow energy by fish and bird to gain thrust for propulsion. (v) The mechanical and biological principles are drawn together for unified studies on the energetics in deriving metabolic power for animal locomotion, leading to a surprising discovery that the hydrodynamic viscous drag on swimming fish is largely associated with laminar boundary layers, thus drawing valid and sound evidences for a resolution to the fish-swim paradox proclaimed by Gray (1936, 1968).

Theodore Yaotsu Wu

2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Effects of Turbulence on the Behavior of Migratory Fish, 2002 Final Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The fundamental influence of fluid dynamics on aquatic organisms is receiving increasing attention among aquatic ecologists. For example, the importance of turbulence to ocean plankton has long been a subject of investigation (Peters and Redondo 1997). More recently, studies have begun to emerge that explicitly consider the effects of shear and turbulence on freshwater invertebrates (Statzner et al. 1988; Hart et al. 1996) and fishes (Pavlov et al. 1994, 1995). Hydraulic shear stress and turbulence are interdependent natural hydraulic phenomena that are important to fish, and consequently it is important to develop an understanding of how fish sense, react to, and perhaps utilize these phenomena under normal river flows. The appropriate reaction to turbulence may promote movement of migratory fish (Coutant 1998) or prevent displacement of resident fish. It has been suggested that one of the adverse effects of flow regulation by hydroelectric projects is the reduction of normal turbulence, particularly in the headwaters of reservoirs, which can lead to disorientation and slowing of migration (Williams et al. 1996; Coutant et al. 1997; Coutant 1998). On the other hand, greatly elevated levels of shear and turbulence may be injurious to fish; injuries can range from removal of the mucous layer on the body surface to descaling to torn opercula, popped eyes, and decapitation (Neitzel et al. 2000a,b). Damaging levels of fluid stress, such turbulence, can occur in a variety of circumstances in both natural and man-made environments. This report discusses the effects of shear stress and turbulence on fish, with an emphasis on potentially damaging levels in man-made environments. It defines these phenomena, describes studies that have been conducted to understand their effects, and identifies gaps in our knowledge. In particular, this report reviews the available information on the levels of turbulence that can occur within hydroelectric power plants, and the associated biological effects. Furthermore, this report describes an experimental apparatus designed to test the effect of turbulence on fish, and defines its hydraulics. It gives the results of experiments in which three different fish species were exposed to representative levels of turbulence in the laboratory.

Odeh, Mufeed.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

A Status Report of Hawaiian Hawk Nesting Activities at the Proposed Well Site No. 2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

On August 11, 1990 during an ornithological survey at the True/Mid Pacific Geothermal Venture proposed well site No.2, a Hawaiian hawk (Buteo solitarius) nest with a nestling was found approximately 430 feet from the proposed well pad clearing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Hawaii have listed the Hawaiian hawk as an endangered species. Future development in this area could be impacted by the presence of this endangered avian species and its nest in such close proximity to the proposed well site. This report summarizes the results of observations at the nest on August 12, 19 and 25 and September 2, 1990.

Jeffrey, Jack

1990-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Resolved turbulence characteristics in large-eddy simulations nested within mesoscale simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One-way concurrent nesting within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is examined for conducting large-eddy simulations (LES) nested within mesoscale simulations. Wind speed, spectra, and resolved turbulent stresses and turbulence ...

Jeff Mirocha; Branko Kosovi?; Gokhan Kirkil

131

Potential for enhancing nongame bird habitat values on abandoned mine lands of western North Dakota  

SciTech Connect

Throughout western North Dakota the number of unreclaimed surface coal and coal-uranium mines might total over 1100. We examined the potential for enhancing the nongame bird habitat values of unreclaimed mine lands in the arid, western region of North Dakota. Generally, the greatest variety of birds occurred in natural and planted woodlands, while fewer birds occurred in unreclaimed mine lands, grasslands, shrublands and croplands. Deciduous woodland types supported more species of birds than coniferous types. Planted woodlands supported about the same number of bird species as some natural deciduous woodland types and more species than coniferous woods. Unreclaimed mine lands supported more species than grasslands and croplands, and about the same number of species as native shrublands. The highest bird densities were in planted woodlands. Bird diversity varied positively with habitat diversity. The bird fauna of unreclaimed mine lands can be enhanced by creating more diverse habitats. Seventeen guidelines to enhance unreclaimed mine lands for nongame birds are presented. These guidelines can be used in preserving habitats threatened by surface mining and reclaiming previously mined lands.

Burley, J.B.; Hopkins, R.B.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

IDENTIFYING PRIORITY CONSERVATION AREAS FOR GRASSLAND BIRDS IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY OF VERMONT.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??For several decades, grassland bird populations have been facing consistent declines throughout North America with population declines >1.5% per year in the past 40 years (more)

Sutti, Flavio

133

An Investigation of an Arctic Front with a Vertically Nested Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A vertically mesoscale regional numerical weather prediction model is used to simulate an arctic front. The front was observed during the Arctic Cyclone Expedition of 1984. The regional model employs a unique vertical nesting scheme in which the ...

William T. Thompson; Stephen D. Burk

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Initial Results From The Navy Two-Way Interactive Nested Tropical Cyclone Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A primitive equation, two-way interactive nested tropical cyclone model has been developed by the Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility for operational use during the 1980 typhoon season. The fine mesh grid of the model operates ...

Edward J. Harrison Jr.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

A Synoptic Evaluation of Normal Mode Initialization Experiments with the NMC Nested Grid Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Regional Analysis and Forecast System at the National Meteorological Center consists of an optimum interpolation objective analysis scheme, an adiabatic nonlinear normal model initialization (NNMI) and a hemispheric Nested Grid Model (NGM) to ...

Frederick H. Carr; Richard L. Wobus; Ralph A. Petersen

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Resolution Impacts on National Meteorological Center Nested Grid Model Simulations  

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Forecasts from different resolution versions of the National Meteorological Center Nested Grid Model (NGM) are compared for two case studies to assess an optimal ratio of model vertical and horizontal resolutions. Four combinations are considered:...

David D. Houghton; Ralph A. Petersen; Richard L. Wobus

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Nighttime Turbulent Events in a Steep Valley: A Nested Large-eddy Simulation Study  

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This numerical study investigates the nighttime flow dynamics in Owens Valley, California. Nested high-resolution large-eddy simulation (LES) is used to resolve stable boundary layer flows within the valley. On 17 April during the 2006 Terrain-...

Bowen Zhou; Fotini Katopodes Chow

138

Prediction Experiments of Hurricane Gloria (1985) Using a Multiply Nested Movable Mesh Model  

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The prediction capability of the GFDL triply nested, movable mesh model, with finest grid resolution of degree, was investigated using several case studies of Hurricane Gloria ( 1985) during the period that the storm approached and moved up the ...

Yoshio Kurihara; Morris A. Bender; Robert E. Tuleya; Rebecca J. Ross

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Intercomparison of Spatial Interpolation Schemes for Use in Nested Grid Models  

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Two geometrical and two advection-equivalent spatial interpolation schemes were tested in providing lateral boundary conditions to a nested grid domain. Geometric interpolation schemes used in this study are a zeroth- order and a quadratic scheme,...

Kiran Alapaty; Rohit Mathur; Talat Odman

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Truncation Error Estimates for Refinement Criteria in Nested and Adaptive Models  

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Truncation error estimates are considered as criteria for fine-grid placement and movement in nested and adaptive finite-difference atmospheric models. A simple method for calculating the truncation error at any time during an integration is ...

William C. Skamrock

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Fourth-Order Finite Differencing to the NMC Nested Grid Model  

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A simple algorithm to modify the National Meteorological Center (NMC) Nested Grid Model (NGM) from second-order finite differencing and interpolation on a staggered grid to fourth order is derived and evaluated for operational application. A ...

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

A Vertically Nested Regional Numerical Weather Prediction Model with Second-Order Closure Physics  

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The model we describe involves a unique strategy in which a high vertical resolution grid is nested within the coarse vertical resolution grid of a regional numerical weather prediction (NWP) model. Physics computations performed on the high ...

Stephen D. Burk; William T. Thompson

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

th e american bir d conse rvan c y g u id e to bird conservation  

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th e american bir d conse rvan c y g u id e to bird conservation by daniel j. lebbin, michael j CONSERVATION 1886 George Grinnell founds the first Audubon So- ciety. 1896 Harriet Hemenway, her cousin Minna conservation for waterfowl and other birds. 1934 Roger Tory Peterson publishes his landmark Field Guide

McReynolds, Ben

144

We encountered a particularly intriguing imita-tion bird-dropping on the dorsal wing surface  

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to have false images of flies on its wings. It may be our imagination, but don't those red compound eyesWe encountered a particularly intriguing imita- tion bird-dropping on the dorsal wing surface the imitation bird dropping and odor was accom- panied by a most extraordinary wing pattern. To our astonishment

Monteiro, Antónia

145

Displays of Bird Movements on the WSR-88D: Patterns and Quantification  

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The WSR-88D can readily detect birds in the atmosphere in both clear air and precipitation mode, and echo reflectivities of 3035 dBZ may be realized during heavy migration events or when birds are departing a roosting site. This paper describes ...

Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr.; Carroll G. Belser

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Mercury contamination in non-fish-eating birds from a polluted watershed  

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Mercury levels in birds collected along the mercury-contaminated Cheyenne river system in South Dakota were analyzed. The study dealt with small birds which feed mainly on insects, aquatic insect larvae and seeds. The levels found are not lethal, but may be hindering reproduction.

Brown, R.L.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Mercury contamination in fish-eating birds from a polluted watershed  

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The mercury contents of selected fish-eating birds in the watershed affected by the Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota are reported. The mine had used the mercury amalgamation process to recover gold, and had discharged 12 to 40 pounds of mercury per day. Elevated mercury levels were found in the birds.

Hesse, L.W.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

The use of nested sampling in the extraction of polarisation observables at CLAS  

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The extraction of polarisation observables from photoproduction experiments provides an insight into the spectrum of nucleon resonances and the 'missing resonance' problem. Experiments carried out at JLab, Mainz and Bonn cover a wide range of reactions, which will soon result in the first 'complete measurement' in pseudoscalar meson photoproduction. Traditionally, these measurements have been analysed using frequentist statistics, where parameters are extracted by fitting distributions. An alternative method is the application of Bayesian statistics, where any existing knowledge about the results can be used in the initial conditions. One such application of this is nested sampling. This work discusses nested sampling and how it can be applied to the extraction of spin observables.

Stefanie Lewis

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Bird Movements and Behaviors in the Gulf Coast Region: Relation to Potential Wind-Energy Developments  

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the possible impacts of wind development to birds along the lower Gulf Coast, including both proposed near-shore and offshore developments. The report summarizes wind resources in Texas, discusses timing and magnitude of bird migration as it relates to wind development, reviews research that has been conducted throughout the world on near- and offshore developments, and provides recommendations for research that will help guide wind development that minimizes negative impacts to birds and other wildlife resources.

Morrison, M. L.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Session: Non-fatality and habitat impacts on birds from wind energy development  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop was consisted of one paper presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session focused on discussion of non-collision impacts of wind energy projects on birds, primarily impacts to habitat. The presentation included information about the impacts of habitat fragmentation, disturbance, and site avoidance from wind turbines, as well as from roads, transmission facilities, and other related construction at wind project sites. Whether birds habituate to the presence of turbines and the influence of regional factors were also addressed. The paper given by Dale Strickland was titled ''Overview of Non-Collision Related Impacts from Wind Projects''.

Strickland, Dale

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Monitoring and managing recovery of nocturnal burrow-nesting seabird populations on recently predator-eradicated Aleutian Islands.  

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??Few quantitative data exist measuring nocturnal burrow-nesting seabirds that were heavily affected by predator introductions in the Aleutian Islands, due to challenges associated with monitoring. (more)

Buxton, Rachel T. (Rachel The?re?se), 1985-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Nested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales  

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Nested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales an efficient numerical algorithm for simulating chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales. This algo. Our analysis of such multi-scale chemical kinetic systems allows us to identify the slow variables

Van Den Eijnden, Eric

153

Nested stochastic simulation algorithm for chemical kinetic systems with disparate rates  

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Nested stochastic simulation algorithm for chemical kinetic systems with disparate rates Weinan Ea online 14 November 2005 An efficient simulation algorithm for chemical kinetic systems with disparate This paper addresses two important issues on stochastic models of chemical kinetic systems with disparate

Van Den Eijnden, Eric

154

The Prediction of Rapidly Deepening Cyclones by NMC's Nested Grid Model: Winter 1989Autumn 1991  

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A study of rapidly deepening cyclones (RDC) produced by the National Meteorological Center's (NMC) Nested Grid Model (NGM) was conducted over a three-year period from the winter of 1988/89 through the autumn of 1991. The axis of RDCs was observed ...

Robert J. Oravec; Richard H. Grumm

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Nested reactor chamber and operation for Hg-196 isotope separation process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus for use in .sup.196 Hg separation and its method of operation. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a nested reactor chamber useful for .sup.196 Hg isotope separation reactions avoiding the photon starved condition commonly encountered in coaxial reactor systems.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

A Two-Way Nested Global-Regional Dynamical Core on the Cubed-Sphere Grid  

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A nested-grid model is constructed using the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory finite-volume dynamical core on the cubed sphere. The use of a global grid avoids the need for externally imposed lateral boundary conditions, and the use of the ...

Lucas M. Harris; Shian-Jiann Lin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

NestedMICA as an ab initio protein motif discovery tool  

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datasets produced by spiking instances of known motifs into a randomly selected set of protein sequences. NestedMICA was also tested using a biologically-authentic test set, where we evaluated its performance with respect to varying sequence length. Results...

Dogruel, Mutlu; Down, Thomas A; Hubbard, Tim J P

2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

158

Performance of the Nested Tropical Cyclone Model as a Function of Five Storm-Related Parameters  

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A detailed analysis of the performance of the U.S. Navy Nested Tropical Cyclone Model (NTCM) for western North Pacific tropical cyclones is made based on five storm-related factors: latitude, longitude, intensity, 12-h intensity change and size (...

Johnny C-L. Chan; Brian J. Williams; Russell L. Elsberry

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

High-temperature, high-pressure bonding of nested tubular metallic components  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a tool for effecting high-temperature, high-compression bonding between the confronting faces of nested, tubular, metallic components. In a typical application, the tool is used to produce tubular target assemblies for irradiation in nuclear reactors or particle accelerators, the target assembly comprising a uranium foil and an aluminum-alloy substrate. The tool preferably is composed throughout of graphite. It comprises a tubular restraining member in which a mechanically expandable tubular core is mounted to form an annulus with the member. The components to be bonded are mounted in nested relation in the annulus. The expandable core is formed of individually movable, axially elongated segments whose outer faces cooperatively define a cylindrical pressing surface and whose inner faces cooperatively define two opposed, inwardly tapered, axial bores. Tapered rams extend respectively into the bores. The loaded tool is mounted in a conventional hot-press provided with evacuation means, heaters for maintaining its interior at bonding temperature, and hydraulic cylinders for maintaining a selected inwardly directed pressure on the tapered rams. With the hot-press evacuated and the loaded tool at the desired temperature, the cylinders are actuated to apply the selected pressure to the rams. The rams in turn expand the segmented core to maintain the nested components in compression against the restraining member. These conditions are maintained until the confronting faces of the nested components are joined in a continuous, uniform bond characterized by high thermal conductivity.

Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

MultiNest: an efficient and robust Bayesian inference tool for cosmology and particle physics  

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We present further development and the first public release of our multimodal nested sampling algorithm, called MultiNest. This Bayesian inference tool calculates the evidence, with an associated error estimate, and produces posterior samples from distributions that may contain multiple modes and pronounced (curving) degeneracies in high dimensions. The developments presented here lead to further substantial improvements in sampling efficiency and robustness, as compared to the original algorithm presented in Feroz & Hobson (2008), which itself significantly outperformed existing MCMC techniques in a wide range of astrophysical inference problems. The accuracy and economy of the MultiNest algorithm is demonstrated by application to two toy problems and to a cosmological inference problem focussing on the extension of the vanilla $\\Lambda$CDM model to include spatial curvature and a varying equation of state for dark energy. The MultiNest software, which is fully parallelized using MPI and includes an interface to CosmoMC, is available at http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/software/multinest/. It will also be released as part of the SuperBayeS package, for the analysis of supersymmetric theories of particle physics, at http://www.superbayes.org

F. Feroz; M. P. Hobson; M. Bridges

2008-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Tests with Gauss-Type Nested Implicit Runge-Kutta Formulas  

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In this paper we conduct a detailed numerical analysis of the Gauss-type Nested Implicit Runge-Kutta formulas of order 4, introduced by Kulikov and Shindin in [4]. These methods possess many important practical properties such as high order, good stability, ...

Gennady Yu. Kulikov; Sergey K. Shindin

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Regional climate change scenarios over the United States produced with a nested regional climate model  

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Two continuous 31/2-year-long climate simulation over the continental United States are discussed, one of present-day conditions and one for conditions under double carbon dioxide concentration, conducted with a limited area model (LAM) nested in a general circulation model (GCM). The models used are a version of the NCAR Community Climate Model (CCM) at rhomboidal 15 spectral resolution and the climate version of the NCAR/Penn State mesoscale model (MM4) at 60-km gridpoint spacing. For present-day conditions the model temperatures are within 1[degrees]-2[degrees]C of observations except over the Great Lakes region, where temperature is overpredicted. The CCM overpredicts precipitation throughout the continental United States (overall by about 60%) and especially over the West (by up to 300%). The nested MM4 overpredicts precipitation over the West but underpredicts it over the eastern United States. In addition, it produces a large amount of topographically and lake-induced sub-GCM grid-scale detail that compares well with available high-resolution climate data. Overall, the nested MM4 reproduces observed spatial and seasonal precipitation patterns better than the driving CCM. Doubled carbon dioxide-induced temperature change scenarios produced by the two models generally differ by less than several tenths of a degree except over the Great Lakes region where, because of the presence of the lakes in the nested model, the two model scenarios differ by more than one degree. Conversely, precipitation change scenarios from the two model simulations can locally differ in magnitude, sign, spatial, and seasonal detail. These differences are associated with topographical features in the MM4, such as the presence of steep coastal ranges in the western United States. This work illustrates the feasibility of the use of the nested modeling technique for long-term regional climate simulation. 43 refs., 19 figs., 6 tabs.

Giorgi, F.; Brodeur, C.S.; Bates, G.T. (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States))

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

The Influence of El Nio on the Spring Fallout of Asian Bird Species at Attu Island  

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Several studies have documented the effect of the recent secular climate warming on the distributions and geographical ranges of birds. Here the authors report the strong impact of a recurring climatic pattern in the equatorial Pacific, the El ...

Sultan Hameed; Henry H. Norwood; Michael Flanagan; Steven Feldstein; Chien-hsiung Yang

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Identifying Doppler Velocity Contamination Caused by Migrating Birds. Part II: Bayes Identification and Probability Tests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the Bayesian statistical decision theory, a probabilistic quality control (QC) technique is developed to identify and flag migrating-bird-contaminated sweeps of level II velocity scans at the lowest elevation angle using the QC ...

Shun Liu; Qin Xu; Pengfei Zhang

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A Technique for Removing the Effect of Migrating Birds in 915-MHz Wind Profiler Data  

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A method is described and evaluated for decreasing artifacts in radar wind profiler data resulting from overflying, migrating birds. The method processes the prerecorded, averaged spectral data of a wind profiler to derive hourly wind profiles ...

M. S. Pekour; R. L. Coulter

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Foraging ecology of wintering wading birds along the Gulf of Mexico coast  

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I studied flock composition, distribution and foraging ecology of wintering wading birds along the Gulf of Mexico coast. I focused on geographic variability in wintering wading bird assemblages, the processes that structured these assemblages and habitat use by wading birds. I found considerable variation among three sites, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Texas; Marsh Island Wildlife Refuge (MIWR), Louisiana; and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR), Florida. Species comprising wintering wading bird assemblages varied regionally. ANWR had the most species-rich assemblage, with eight species. MIWR had only six wading bird species. And CNWR had only three different species. Processes that structured wintering wading bird assemblages also varied regionally. In ANWR, Texas, the Random Fraction niche apportionment model (RF model) best explained the empirical abundance data for ANWR. For abundance data from MIWR a good fit was obtained with the MacArthur Fraction (MF) model and the Power Fraction (PF) models. None of the models fully explained the CNWR abundance data. I also examined patterns of habitat partitioning among wintering wading birds at three different scales at two sites, Matagorda Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR). At the macrohabitat level, wintering wading birds showed interspecific differences in macrohabitat use of both open water habitats and vegetated flats. At the mesohabitat level all species at MINWR used the category nearest the edge most often, alternatively, at LANWR wading birds were most often in the mesohabitat category of 8.1- 12 m. from the edge. In both locations wading birds partitioned habitat based on water depth. Finally, I found that Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets participated more often in flock foraging and derived more benefits from feeding in flocks than other species. Great Egrets feeding in flocks had a higher mean strike rate than those foraging alone, whereas Snowy Egrets had a higher success rate foraging in flocks than those foraging alone. In the case of the darkercolored species (e.g., Great Blue Herons, etc.) they either showed no difference in behaviors between birds foraging in flocks versus those foraging alone or they actually did worse when they foraged in flocks.

Sherry, Dawn Ann

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Hardwood energy crops and wildlife diversity: Investigating potential benefits for breeding birds and small mammals  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hardwood energy crops have the potential to provide a profit to growers as well as environmental benefits (for water quality, soil stabilization, chemical runoff, and wildlife habitat). Environmental considerations are important for both sustainable development of bioenergy technologies on agricultural lands, and for public support. The Environmental Task of the US DOE`s Biofuels feedstock Development Program (BFDP) is working with industry, universities and others to determine how to plant, manage and harvest these crops to maximize environmental advantages and minimize impacts while economically meeting production needs. One research objective is to define and improve wildlife habitat value of these energy crops by exploring how breeding birds and small mammals use them. The authors have found increased diversity of birds in tree plantings compared to row crops. However, fewer bird and small mammal species use the tree plantings than use natural forest. Bird species composition on hardwood crops studied to date is a mixture of openland and forest bird species. Restricted research site availability to date has limited research to small acreage sites of several years of age, or to a few larger acreage but young (1--2 year) plantings. Through industry collaboration, research began this season on bird use of diverse hardwood plantings (different ages, acreages, tree species) in the southeast. Together with results of previous studies, this research will help define practical energy crop guidelines to integrate native wildlife benefits with productive energy crops.

Schiller, A. [Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN (United States); Tolbert, V.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Biofuels Feedstock Development Program

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Computation of maximum likelihood estimates for multiresponse generalized linear mixed models with non-nested, correlated random effects  

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Estimation of generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs) with non-nested random effects structures requires the approximation of high-dimensional integrals. Many existing methods are tailored to the low-dimensional integrals produced by nested designs. ... Keywords: EM algorithm, Fully exponential Laplace approximation, Joint model, Multiple membership, Multivariate, Sparse matrix

Andrew T. Karl, Yan Yang, Sharon L. Lohr

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

A method for optimising the nesting of multiple, highly complex shapes using a modified simulated annealing algorithm  

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Nesting is a process where shapes are orientated and located optimally on a parent substrate. Effective nesting packs the parts optimally and maximises the remnant on the substrate. This article describes how simulated annealing (SA) was made to operate ... Keywords: aerospace manufacturing, optimisation, simulated annealing

R. La Brooy

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Collection Rule and an Integrated Cell Culture-Nested PCR Procedure  

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We evaluated the use of an integrated cell culture-reverse transcription-PCR (ICC-RT-PCR) procedure coupled with nested PCR to detect human astroviruses, enteroviruses, and adenovirus types 40 and 41 in surface water samples that were collected and evaluated by using the Information Collection Rule (ICR) method. The results obtained with the ICC-RT-PCRnested PCR method were compared to the results obtained with the total culturable virus assaymost-probable-number (TCVA-MPN) method, the method recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for monitoring viruses in surface and finished waters. Twenty-nine ICR surface water samples were analyzed. Viruses were concentrated by using filter adsorption-beef extract elution and organic flocculation techniques, and then the preparations were evaluated for viruses by visualizing cytopathic effects in the Buffalo green monkey kidney (BGMK) cell line. In the ICC-RT-PCRnested PCR technique we used Caco-2 cells to propagate astroviruses and enteroviruses (ICC step), and we used BGMK cells to propagate adenovirus types 40 and 41, as well as enteroviruses. Fifteen of the 29 samples (51.7%) were positive for astrovirus as determined by the ICC-RT-PCRnested PCR method, and eight of these samples (27.5%) contained infectious astrovirus. Seventeen of the 29 samples (58.6%) were positive for enteroviruses when the BGMK cell line was used, and six (27.6%) of these samples were determined to be infectious. Fourteen of the 29 samples (48.3%) were positive for adenovirus types 40 and 41, and 11

Christopher D. Chapron; Nicola A. Ballester; Justin H. Fontaine; Christine N. Frades; Aaron; B. Margolin

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Food abundance does not determine bird use of early-successional habitat.  

SciTech Connect

Abstract. Few attempts have been made to experimentally address the extent to which temporal or spatial variation in food availability influences avian habitat use. We used an experimental approach to investigate whether bird use differed between treated (arthropods reduced through insecticide application) and control (untreated) forest canopy gaps within a bottomland hardwood forest in the Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina, USA. Gaps were two- to three-year-old group selection timber harvest openings of three sizes (0.13, 0.26, and 0.50 ha). Our study was conducted during four bird use periods (spring migration, breeding, post-breeding, and fall migration) in 2002 and 2003. Arthropods were reduced in treated gaps by 68% in 2002 and 73% in 2003. We used mist-netting captures and foraging attack rates to assess the influence of arthropod abundance on avian habitat use. Evidence that birds responded to arthropod abundance was limited and inconsistent. In 2002, we generally captured more birds in treated gaps of the smallest size (0.13 ha) and fewer birds in treated gaps of the larger sizes. In 2003, we recorded few differences in the number of captures in treated and control gaps. Foraging attack rates generally were lower in treated than in control gaps, indicating that birds were able to adapt to the reduced food availability and remain in treated gaps. We conclude that arthropod abundance was not a proximate factor controlling whether forest birds used our gaps. The abundance of food resources may not be as important in determining avian habitat selection as previous research has indicated, at least for passerines in temperate subtropical regions.

Champlin, Tracey B.; Kilgo, John C.; Moorman, Christopher E.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Automated Thermal Image Processing for Detection and Classification of Birds and Bats - FY2012 Annual Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Surveying wildlife at risk from offshore wind energy development is difficult and expensive. Infrared video can be used to record birds and bats that pass through the camera view, but it is also time consuming and expensive to review video and determine what was recorded. We proposed to conduct algorithm and software development to identify and to differentiate thermally detected targets of interest that would allow automated processing of thermal image data to enumerate birds, bats, and insects. During FY2012 we developed computer code within MATLAB to identify objects recorded in video and extract attribute information that describes the objects recorded. We tested the efficiency of track identification using observer-based counts of tracks within segments of sample video. We examined object attributes, modeled the effects of random variability on attributes, and produced data smoothing techniques to limit random variation within attribute data. We also began drafting and testing methodology to identify objects recorded on video. We also recorded approximately 10 hours of infrared video of various marine birds, passerine birds, and bats near the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) at Sequim, Washington. A total of 6 hours of bird video was captured overlooking Sequim Bay over a series of weeks. An additional 2 hours of video of birds was also captured during two weeks overlooking Dungeness Bay within the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Bats and passerine birds (swallows) were also recorded at dusk on the MSL campus during nine evenings. An observer noted the identity of objects viewed through the camera concurrently with recording. These video files will provide the information necessary to produce and test software developed during FY2013. The annotation will also form the basis for creation of a method to reliably identify recorded objects.

Duberstein, Corey A.; Matzner, Shari; Cullinan, Valerie I.; Virden, Daniel J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Maxwell, Adam R.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Distribution and Habitat Associations of Breeding Secretive Marsh Birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Northeast Louisiana.  

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??Populations of many North American secretive marsh birds (SMBs) have declined over the past 30 years, primarily as a function of wetland loss. Ranges for (more)

Valente, Jonathon Joseph

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Abundance, Distribution and Estimated Consumption (kg fish) of Piscivorous Birds Along the Yakima River, Washington State; Implications for Fisheries Management, 2002 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is divided into two chapters. The abstract for chapter one is--Understanding of the abundance and spatial and temporal distributions of piscivorous birds and their potential consumption of fish is an increasingly important aspect of fisheries management. During 1999-2002, we determined the abundance and distribution and estimated the maximum consumption (kg biomass) of fish-eating birds along the length of the Yakima River in Washington State. Sixteen different species were observed during the 4-yr study, but only half of those were observed during all years. Abundance and estimated consumption of fish within the upper and middle sections of the river were dominated by common mergansers (Mergus merganser) which are known to breed in those reaches. Common mergansers accounted for 78 to 94% of the estimated total fish take for the upper river or approximately 28,383 {+-} 1,041 kg over the 4 yrs. A greater diversity of avian piscivores occurred in the lower river and potential impacts to fish populations was more evenly distributed among the species. In 1999-2000, great blue herons potentially accounted for 29 and 36% of the fish consumed, whereas in 2001-2002 American white pelicans accounted for 53 and 55%. We estimated that approximately 75,878 {+-} 6,616 kg of fish were consumed by piscivorous birds in the lower sections of the river during the study. Bird assemblages differed spatially along the river with a greater abundance of colonial nesting species within the lower sections of the river, especially during spring and the nesting season. The abundance of avian piscivores and consumption estimates are discussed within the context of salmonid supplementation efforts on the river and juvenile out-migration. The abstract for chapter two is--Consumption of fish by piscivorous birds may be a significant constraint on efforts to enhance salmonid populations within tributaries to the Columbia River in Washington State. During 1999-2002, we determined the abundance of fish-eating birds, primarily ring-billed (Larus delawarensis) and California (L. californicus) gulls and monitored their behavior at two man-made structures within the Yakima River in eastern Washington: Horn Rapids Dam, a low-head irrigation dam, and the return pipe for the Chandler Juvenile Fish Handling Facility. Earlier observations of congregations of gulls at these structures suggested an increased likelihood of predation of out-migrating juvenile salmonids. We estimated the number of fish consumed and examined the relationship between river flow and gull numbers and fish taken. Numbers of gulls at the structures varied daily between their arrival in Late March-early April and departure in late June (mean ({+-}SE) - Horn Rapids: 11.7 ({+-}2.0), Chandler: 20.1 ({+-}1.5) ). During the 4-yr study, numbers at Horn Rapids peaked dramatically during the last 2 weeks in May (between 132.9 ({+-}4.2) to 36.6 ({+-}2.2) gulls/day) and appeared to the associated with the release of > 1-mil hatchery juvenile fall chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) above the 2 study sites. A comparable peak in gull abundance was not observed at Chandler. Diurnal patterns of gull abundance also varied among years and sites. The relationship between foraging efficiency and gull numbers was not consistent among years or sites. Gull numbers were not correlated with river flow when year was considered. However, variations in flow among years appeared to be associated with average gull numbers at each site, but trends were not consistent between sites. Low seasonal flows were associated with increased predation at Chandler, whereas high seasonal flows were associated with increased predation at Horn Rapids. Assuming all fish taken were salmonids, we estimate gulls consumed between 0.1-10.3 % of the juvenile salmonids passing or being released from the Chandler Juvenile Fish Monitoring Facility located above the two structures. Staggered releases of hatchery fish, nocturnal releases of fish entrained in the Chandler facility, changes in the orientation of the outflow from the f

Major, III, Walter; Grassley, James M.; Ryding, Kristen E. (University of Washington, Quantitive Ecology Program, Seattle, WA)

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Novel High-Resolution Melting (HRM) Assays for Gender Identification of Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) and other Birds  

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Unambiguous gender identification (ID) is needed to assess parameters in studies of population dynamics, behavior, and evolutionary biology of Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) and other birds. Due to its importance for management and conservation, molecular (DNA-based) avian gender ID assays targeting intron-size differences of the Chromosome Helicase ATPase DNA Binding (CHD) gene of males (CHD-Z) and females (CHD-W) have been developed. Male (ZZ) and female (WZ) genotypes are usually scored as size polymorphisms through agarose or acrylamide gels. For certain species, W-specific restriction sites or multiplex polymerase chain-reaction (PCR) involving CHD-W specific primers are needed. These approaches involve a minimum of three steps following DNA isolation: PCR, gel electrophoresis, and photo-documentation, which limit high throughput scoring and automation potential. In here, a short amplicon (SA) High-resolution Melting Analysis (HRMA) assay for avian gender ID is developed. SA-HRMA of an 81-Base Pair (bp) segment differentiates heteroduplex female (WZ) from homoduplex male (ZZ) genotypes by targeting Single-nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) instead of intron-size differences between CHD-Z and CHD-W genes. To demonstrate the utility of the approach, the gender of Caribbean Flamingo (P. ruber ruber) (17 captive from the Dallas Zoo and 359 wild from Ria Lagartos, Yucatan, Mexico) was determined. The assay was also tested on specimens of Lesser Flamingo (P. minor), Chilean Flamingo (P. chilensis), Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), White-bellied Stork (Ciconia abdimii), Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus), Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), and Attwater's Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri). Although the orthologous 81 bp segments of Z and W are highly conserved, sequence alignments with 50 avian species across 15 families revealed mismatches affecting one or more nucleotides within the SA-HRMA forward or reverse primers. Most mismatches were located along the CHD-Z gene that may generate heteroduplex curves and thus gender ID errors. For such cases, taxon and species-specific primer sets were designed. The SA-HRMA gender ID assay can be used in studies of avian ecology and behavior, to assess sex-associated demographics and migratory patterns, and as a proxy to determine the health of the flock and the degree by which conservation and captive breeding programs are functioning.

Chapman, Alexandra

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds | Department of Energy  

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X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds X-ray Imaging Shows Feather Patterns of First Birds June 30, 2011 - 2:56pm Addthis A collage of images. Top, optical images of: blue jay feather, squid, and fossil fish with feather. Bottom: x-ray images showing the distribution of copper (red) in the same organisms. | Photo Courtesy of Gregory Stewart, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory A collage of images. Top, optical images of: blue jay feather, squid, and fossil fish with feather. Bottom: x-ray images showing the distribution of copper (red) in the same organisms. | Photo Courtesy of Gregory Stewart, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Through x-ray fluorescent imaging techniques developed at the

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It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! | Department of Energy  

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It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! It's a bird...It's a plane...It's an intern! June 28, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards. EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards. Experienced Pilot and Robot Builder Lands Summer Internship at EM Only 22 years old, Valerie Edwards has accomplished significant feats, from flying airplanes to building award-winning robots. Now, Edwards is ready to achieve more as a DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) Office of External Affairs intern. Her assignment: help improve EM's public communications across the DOE complex. Edwards is poring over the websites of EM sites to determine ways to better

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Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! | Department of Energy  

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Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! Is it a bird? Or a plane? It's a solar plane! May 14, 2013 - 5:20pm Addthis Solar Impulse's HB-SIA prototype is starting the crossing of America. First leg is Moffett Airfield at the Ames Research Center of NASA to Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport. Solar Impulse will fly across America in stages from San Francisco to Washington D.C. and New York City. | Photo by Fred Merz, Solar Impulse. Solar Impulse's HB-SIA prototype is starting the crossing of America. First leg is Moffett Airfield at the Ames Research Center of NASA to Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport. Solar Impulse will fly across America in stages from San Francisco to Washington D.C. and New York City. | Photo by Fred Merz, Solar Impulse. Solar Impulse's HB-SIA prototype. | Photo by J. Revillard, Solar Impulse.

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RADIONUCLIDES IN MARINE FISHES AND BIRDS FROM AMCHITKA AND KISKA ISLANDS IN THE ALEUTIANS:  

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RADIONUCLIDES IN MARINE FISHES AND BIRDS FROM RADIONUCLIDES IN MARINE FISHES AND BIRDS FROM AMCHITKA AND KISKA ISLANDS IN THE ALEUTIANS: ESTABLISHING A BASELINE Joanna ~ur~er,*'"ichael Gochfeld,"% David ~osson,'** Charles W. ~owers,~~"an-y ~riedlander,':~ ~ i c h a e l tabi in,^** Derek ~avret,'** Stephen ~ewett,'." Daniel ~ n i ~ a r o f f , " Ronald ~ n i g a r o f f , ~ ~ Tim ~ t a m m , ~ ~ James Weston,*** Christian ~eitner,"' and Conrad ~olz'."' Abstmct-Amchitka Island (51" N lat, 179' E long) was the site of three underground nuclear tests from 1965-1971. There have been no substantive studies of radionuclides in marine fishes and birds in the area since the mid-1970's. In this study, levels of wCo, "Eu, 90Sr, 99Tc, "q, I3'Cs, and the actinides (241~m, U 8 ~ u , "

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Session: Non-fatality and habitat impacts on birds from wind energy development  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop was consisted of one paper presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session focused on discussion of non-collision impacts of wind energy projects on birds, primarily impacts to habitat. The presentation included information about the impacts of habitat fragmentation, disturbance, and site avoidance from wind turbines, as well as from roads, transmission facilities, and other related construction at wind project sites. Whether birds habituate to the presence of turbines and the influence of regional factors were also addressed. The paper given by Dale Strickland was titled ''Overview of Non-Collision Related Impacts from Wind Projects''.

Strickland, Dale

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a practical modeling framework for estimating the impact of wind technology on bird populations  

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One of the most pressing environmental concerns related to wind project development is the potential for avian fatalities caused by the turbines. The goal of this project is to develop a useful, practical modeling framework for evaluating potential wind power plant impacts that can be generalized to most bird species. This modeling framework could be used to get a preliminary understanding of the likelihood of significant impacts to birds, in a cost-effective way. The authors accomplish this by (1) reviewing the major factors that can influence the persistence of a wild population; (2) briefly reviewing various models that can aid in estimating population status and trend, including methods of evaluating model structure and performance; (3) reviewing survivorship and population projections; and (4) developing a framework for using models to evaluate the potential impacts of wind development on birds.

Morrison, M.L. [California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (United States); Pollock, K.H. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to  

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Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds September 12, 2013 DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In order to enhance collaboration in promoting the conservation of migratory bird populations, DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and Executive Order 13186, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds. The MBTA protects migratory birds by governing the taking, killing,

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Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to  

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Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds September 12, 2013 DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In order to enhance collaboration in promoting the conservation of migratory bird populations, DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and Executive Order 13186, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds. The MBTA protects migratory birds by governing the taking, killing,

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Simulations of Present and Future Climates in the Western United States with Four Nested Regional Climate Models  

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In this paper, the authors analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western United States performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global oceanatmosphere climate models. The primary goal here is to ...

P. B. Duffy; R. W. Arritt; J. Coquard; W. Gutowski; J. Han; J. Iorio; J. Kim; L.-R. Leung; J. Roads; E. Zeledon

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Nested Models for Air Pollution Studies: An Application of the EURAD Model to a SANA Episode  

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A multiple-nesting version of the European Acid Deposition Model (EURAD) has been developed in order to increase the horizontal resolution in a region of enhanced pollution, namely the former German Democratic Republic. This new technique allows ...

Hermann J. Jakobs; Hendrik Feldmann; Heinz Hass; Michael Memmesheimer

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining Interior Grid Nudging Techniques Using Two-Way Nesting in the WRF Model for Regional Climate Modeling  

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This study evaluates interior nudging techniques using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for regional climate modeling over the conterminous United States (CONUS) using a two-way nested configuration. NCEPDepartment of Energy ...

Jared H. Bowden; Tanya L. Otte; Christopher G. Nolte; Martin J. Otte

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Severe Downslope Windstorm Calculations in Two and Three Spatial Dimensions Using Anelastic Interactive Grid Nesting: A Possible Mechanism for Gustiness  

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The Clark nonhydrostatic anelastic code is extended to allow for interactive grid nesting in both two and three spatial dimensions. Tests are presented which investigate the accuracy of three different quadratic interpolation formulae which are ...

Terry L. Clark; R. D. Farley

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Nested local adiabatic evolution for quantum-neuron-based adaptive support vector regression and its forecasting applications  

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Instead of traditionally (globally) adiabatic evolution algorithm for unstructured search proposed by Farhi or Van Dam, the high efficiency search using nested local adiabatic evolution algorithm for structured search is herein introduced to the quantum-like ... Keywords: BPNN-weighted Grey-C3LSP model, Hopfield-neural-net, Nested local adiabatic evolution algorithm, Nonlinear autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity, Structured adiabatic quantum search, Support vector regression

Bao Rong Chang; Hsiu Fen Tsai

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Nesting large-eddy simulations within mesoscale simulations for wind energy applications  

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With increasing demand for more accurate atmospheric simulations for wind turbine micrositing, for operational wind power forecasting, and for more reliable turbine design, simulations of atmospheric flow with resolution of tens of meters or higher are required. These time-dependent large-eddy simulations (LES), which resolve individual atmospheric eddies on length scales smaller than turbine blades and account for complex terrain, are possible with a range of commercial and open-source software, including the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In addition to 'local' sources of turbulence within an LES domain, changing weather conditions outside the domain can also affect flow, suggesting that a mesoscale model provide boundary conditions to the large-eddy simulations. Nesting a large-eddy simulation within a mesoscale model requires nuanced representations of turbulence. Our group has improved the Weather and Research Forecasting model's (WRF) LES capability by implementing the Nonlinear Backscatter and Anisotropy (NBA) subfilter stress model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005). We have also implemented an immersed boundary method (IBM) in WRF to accommodate complex terrain. These new models improve WRF's LES capabilities over complex terrain and in stable atmospheric conditions. We demonstrate approaches to nesting LES within a mesoscale simulation for farms of wind turbines in hilly regions. Results are sensitive to the nesting method, indicating that care must be taken to provide appropriate boundary conditions, and to allow adequate spin-up of turbulence in the LES domain.

Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock model description of the interaction radiation pulse in nested wire array z-pinches  

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Bow shock structures are observed in a nested wire array z-pinch as ablation streams from the outer array pass the inner array. The jump in plasma conditions across these shocks results in an enhancement of snowplow emission from the imploding plasma piston. Results from a snowplow model modified to account for the shock jumps are discussed and compared to experimental data from MAGPIE. Magnetohydrodynamic simulations indicate that this is the primary heating mechanism responsible for the interaction pulse recorded on the Z generator, which is required for pulse shaping for inertial confinement fusion.

Ampleford, D. J.; Jennings, C. A.; Cuneo, M. E.; Sinars, D. B. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1106 (United States); Lebedev, S. V.; Bland, S. N.; Hall, G. N.; Suzuki-Vidal, F.; Palmer, J. B. A.; Chittenden, J. P. [Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BW (United Kingdom); Bott, S. C. [Center for Energy Research, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian sensitivity analysis applied to an Agent-based model of bird population response to landscape change  

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Agricultural land management has important impacts on land use and vegetation that can rapidly induce ecosystem change. Birds are often used as indicators of such impacts of landscape change on ecosystems. However, predicting the response of birds to ... Keywords: ALMaSS, Agent-based model, BACCO, Emulator, Land use policy, Meta-model, Sensitivity analysis, Set-aside removal, Skylarks, Uncertainty

Hazel R. Parry, Christopher J. Topping, Marc C. Kennedy, Nigel D. Boatman, Alistair W. A. Murray

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveys of forest bird populations found in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the district of Puna, Hawaii  

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This report presents data on the distribution and status of forest bird species found within the vicinity of proposed geothermal resource development on the Island of Hawaii. Potential impacts of the proposed development on the native bird populations found in the project are are addressed.

Jacobi, J.D.; Reynolds, M.; Ritchotte, G.; Nielsen, B.; Viggiano, A.; Dwyer, J.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Checklist for the East Coast Seen Common Name Latin Name Seen Common Name Latin Name  

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herodias Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Great Egret Casmerodius albus Broad-winged Hawk ButeoBird Checklist for the East Coast 1 Seen Common Name Latin Name Seen Common Name Latin Name Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Common Scoter Melanitta nigra Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica White-winged Scoter

Sharp, Kim

194

Thermal Inertia of Conductivity Cells: Observations with a Sea-Bird Cell  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have examined the magnitude and relaxation time of the thermal anomaly of the fluid flowing through the conductivity cell manufactured by Sea-Bird Electronics (SBE) that is induced by the heat stored in the wall of this cell using oceanic data ...

Rolf G. Lueck; James J. Picklo

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Landscape and Urban Planning 71 (2005) 263275 Bird communities of the Colorado Rocky Mountains  

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at each survey point and derived digital land-cover maps from aerial photographs to characterizeLandscape and Urban Planning 71 (2005) 263­275 Bird communities of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA Received 11

Fraterrigo, Jennifer

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In Situ Calibration of the SeaBird 9plus CTD Thermometer  

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A Sea-Bird Electronics (SBE 35) deep ocean reference thermometer is used with the SBE 9plus CTD system to calibrate the SBE 3 ocean thermometers of the CTD. The SBE 35 is standardized in water-triple-point and gallium-melting-point cells. The SBE ...

Hiroshi Uchida; Kentaro Ohyama; Satoshi Ozawa; Masao Fukasawa

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloudy Sky Version of Bird's Broadband Hourly Clear Sky Model (Presentation)  

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Presentation on Bird's Broadband Hourly Clear Sky Model given by NREL's Daryl Myers at SOLAR 2006. The objective of this report is to produce ''all sky'' modeled hourly solar radiation. This is based on observed cloud cover data using a SIMPLE model.

Myers, D.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Building detection in an urban area using lidar data and QuickBird imagery  

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This article presents a hierarchical approach to detect buildings in an urban area through the combined usage of lidar data and QuickBird imagery. A normalized digital surface model nDSM was first generated on the basis of the difference between a digital ...

Lei Chen; Shuhe Zhao; Wenquan Han; Yun Li

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Using a collision model to design safer wind turbine rotors for birds  

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A mathematical model for collisions between birds and propeller-type turbine rotors identifies the variables that can be manipulated to reduce the probability that birds will collide with the rotor. This study defines a safety index--the clearance power density--that allows rotors of different sizes and designs to be compared in terms of the amount of wind energy converted to electrical energy per bird collision. The collision model accounts for variations in wind speed during the year and shows that for model rotors with simple, one-dimensional blades, the safety index increases in proportion to rotor diameter, and variable speed rotors have higher safety indexes than constant speed rotors. The safety index can also be increased by enlarging the region near the center of the rotor hub where the blades move slowly enough for birds to avoid them. Painting the blades to make them more visible might have this effect. Model rotors with practical designs can have safety indexes an order of magnitude higher than those for model rotors typical of the constant speeds rotors in common use today. This finding suggests that redesigned rotors could have collision rates with birds perhaps an order of magnitude lower than today`s rotors, with no reduction in the production of wind power. The empirical data that exist for collisions between raptors, such as hawks and eagles, and rotors are consistent with the model: the numbers of raptor carcasses found beneath large variable speed rotors, relative to the numbers found under small constant speed rotors, are in the proportions predicted by the collision model rather than in proportion to the areas swept by the rotor blades. However, uncontrolled variables associated with these data prevent a stronger claim of support for the model.

Tucker, V.A. [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Dept. of Zoology

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and Comparison of Baseline Avian and Bat Use, Raptor Nesting and Mortality Information from Proposed and Existing Wind Developments: Final Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Primarily due to concerns generated from observed raptor mortality at the Altamont Pass (CA) wind plant, one of the first commercial electricity generating wind plants in the U.S., new proposed wind projects both within and outside of California have received a great deal of scrutiny and environmental review. A large amount of baseline and operational monitoring data have been collected at proposed and existing U.S. wind plants. The primary use of the avian baseline data collected at wind developments has been to estimate the overall project impacts (e.g., very low, low, moderate, and high relative mortality) on birds, especially raptors and sensitive species (e.g., state and federally listed species). In a few cases, these data have also been used for guiding placement of turbines within a project boundary. This new information has strengthened our ability to accurately predict and mitigate impacts from new projects. This report should assist various stakeholders in the interpretation and use of this large information source in evaluating new projects. This report also suggests that the level of baseline data (e.g., avian use data) required to adequately assess expected impacts of some projects may be reduced. This report provides an evaluation of the ability to predict direct impacts on avian resources (primarily raptors and waterfowl/waterbirds) using less than an entire year of baseline avian use data (one season, two seasons, etc.). This evaluation is important because pre-construction wildlife surveys can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of permitting wind power projects. For baseline data, this study focuses primarily on standardized avian use data usually collected using point count survey methodology and raptor nest survey data. In addition to avian use and raptor nest survey data, other baseline data is usually collected at a proposed project to further quantify potential impacts. These surveys often include vegetation mapping and state or federal sensitive-status wildlife and plant surveys if there is a likelihood of these species occurring in the vicinity of the project area. This report does not address these types of surveys, however, it is assumed in this document that those surveys are conducted when appropriate to help further quantify potential impacts. The amount and extent of ecological baseline data to collect at a wind project should be determined on a case-by-case basis. The decision should use information gained from this report, recent information from new projects (e.g., Stateline OR/WA), existing project site data from agencies and other knowledgeable groups/individuals, public scoping, and results of vegetation and habitat mapping. Other factors that should also be considered include the likelihood of the presence of sensitive species at the site and expected impacts to those species, project size and project layout.

Erickson, Wallace P.

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive analysis of radiative properties of brass and Al arranged in nested cylindrical wire arrays.  

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Experimental results of nested cylindrical wire arrays (NCWA) consisting of brass (70% Cu and 30% Zn) wires on one array and Al (5056, 5% Mg) wires on the other array performed on the UNR Zebra generator at 1.0 MA current are compared and analyzed. Specifically, radiative properties of K-shell Al and Mg ions and L-shell Cu and Zn ions are compared as functions of the placements of the brass and Al wires on the inner and outer arrays. A full diagnostic set which included more than ten different beam-lines was implemented. Identical loads were fielded to allow the timing of time-gated pinhole and x-ray spectrometers to be shifted to get a more complete understanding of the evolution of plasma parameters over the x-ray pulse. The importance of the study of NCWAs with different wire materials is discussed.

Stafford, A. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Keim, S. F. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Osborne, Glenn C. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Esaulov, Andrey A. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Shrestha, I. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Kantsyrev, Victor Leonidovich (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Shlyaptseva, V. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Coverdale, Christine Anne; Williamson, K. M. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Ouart, Nicholas D. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Safronova, Alla S. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV); Weller, M. E. (University of Nevada, Reno, NV)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved parallel data partitioning by nested dissection with applications to information retrieval.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The computational work in many information retrieval and analysis algorithms is based on sparse linear algebra. Sparse matrix-vector multiplication is a common kernel in many of these computations. Thus, an important related combinatorial problem in parallel computing is how to distribute the matrix and the vectors among processors so as to minimize the communication cost. We focus on minimizing the total communication volume while keeping the computation balanced across processes. In [1], the first two authors presented a new 2D partitioning method, the nested dissection partitioning algorithm. In this paper, we improve on that algorithm and show that it is a good option for data partitioning in information retrieval. We also show partitioning time can be substantially reduced by using the SCOTCH software, and quality improves in some cases, too.

Wolf, Michael M. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL); Chevalier, Cedric; Boman, Erik Gunnar

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Bayesian evidence: can we beat MultiNest using traditional MCMC methods?  

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Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have revolutionised Bayesian data analysis over the years by making the direct computation of posterior probability densities feasible on modern workstations. However, the calculation of the prior predictive, the Bayesian evidence, has proved to be notoriously difficult with standard techniques. In this work a method is presented that lets one calculate the Bayesian evidence using nothing but the results from standard MCMC algorithms, like Metropolis-Hastings. This new method is compared to other methods like MultiNest, and greatly outperforms the latter in several cases. One of the toy problems considered in this work is the analysis of mock pulsar timing data, as encountered in pulsar timing array projects. This method is expected to be useful as well in other problems in astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics.

Rutger van Haasteren

2009-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Group-Selection Opening Size on Breeding Bird Habitat Use in a Bottomland Forest  

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Research on the effects of creating group-selection openings of various sizes on breeding birds habitat use in a bottomland hardwood forest of the Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina. Creation of 0.5-ha group selection openings in southern bottomland forests should provide breeding habitat for some field-edge species in gaps and habitat for forest-interior species and canopy-dwelling forest-edge species between gaps provided that enough mature forest is made available.

Moorman, C.E.; D.C. Guynn, Jr.

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the imprint of space, geography, land cover, and host species on the local abundance of a generalist nest parasite, the Brown-headed Cowbird.  

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??The Brown-headed Cowbird is an obligate nest parasite suspected of causing local population declines in several threatened and endangered passerine species. Much attention has been (more)

Cummings, Katherine Elizabeth Rainey 1982-

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sensitivity of Precipitation and Snowpack Simulations to Model Resolution via Nesting in Regions of Complex Terrain  

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This paper examines the sensitivity of regional climate simulations to increasing spatial resolution via nesting by means of a 20-yr simulation of the western United States at 40-km resolution and a 5-yr simulation at 13-km resolution for the ...

L. Ruby Leung; Yun Qian

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of Sea Level Cyclone Forecasts Produced by NMC's Nested-Grid Model and Global Spectral Model  

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Sea level cyclone errors are computed for the National Meteorological Center's Nested-Grid Model (NGM) and the Aviation Run of the Global Spectral Model (AVN). The study is performed for the 1987/88 and 1989/90 cool seasons. All available 24- and ...

Bruce B. Smith; Steven L. Mullen

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Kinematic Structure of Hurricane Gloria (1985) Determined from Nested Analyses of Dropwindsonde and Doppler Radar Data  

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A set of three-dimensional, filtered, multiply nested objective analyses has been completed for the wind field of Hurricane Gloria for 0000 UTC 25 September 1985. At this time Gloria was one of the most intense hurricanes ever observed in the ...

James L. Franklin; Stephen J. Lord; Steven E. Feuer; Frank D. Marks Jr.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining Two-Way Grid Nesting for Large Eddy Simulation of the PBL Using the WRF Model  

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The performance of two-way nesting for large eddy simulation (LES) of PBL turbulence is investigated using the Weather Research and Forecasting model framework. A pair of LES-within-LES experiments are performed where a finer-grid LES covering a ...

C-H. Moeng; Jimy Dudhia; Joe Klemp; Peter Sullivan

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Nested Dynamical Downscaling Experiments over the Tibetan Plateau and Their Projection of Climate Change under Two RCP Scenarios  

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A high-resolution regional climate model is used to simulate climate change over the Tibetan Plateau (TP). The model is driven at the grid spacing of 10 km by nesting the outputs of 50-km-resolution simulations. The results show that the models ...

Zhenming Ji; Shichang Kang

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Rotation, Active Nests of Convection and Global-scale Flows in Solar-like Stars  

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In the solar convection zone, rotation couples with intensely turbulent convection to build global-scale flows of differential rotation and meridional circulation. Our sun must have rotated more rapidly in its past, as is suggested by observations of many rapidly rotating young solar-type stars. Here we explore the effects of more rapid rotation on the patterns of convection in such stars and the global-scale flows which are self-consistently established. The convection in these systems is richly time dependent and in our most rapidly rotating suns a striking pattern of spatially localized convection emerges. Convection near the equator in these systems is dominated by one or two patches of locally enhanced convection, with nearly quiescent streaming flow in between at the highest rotation rates. These active nests of convection maintain a strong differential rotation despite their small size. The structure of differential rotation is similar in all of our more rapidly rotating suns, with fast equators and slower poles. We find that the total shear in differential rotation, as measured by latitudinal angular velocity contrast, Delta_Omega, increases with more rapid rotation while the relative shear, Delta_Omega/Omega, decreases. In contrast, at more rapid rotation the meridional circulations decrease in both energy and peak velocities and break into multiple cells of circulation in both radius and latitude.

Benjamin P. Brown; Matthew K. Browning; Allan Sacha Brun; Mark S. Miesch; Juri Toomre

2008-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Rotation, Active Nests of Convection and Global-scale Flows in Solar-like Stars  

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In the solar convection zone, rotation couples with intensely turbulent convection to build global-scale flows of differential rotation and meridional circulation. Our sun must have rotated more rapidly in its past, as is suggested by observations of many rapidly rotating young solar-type stars. Here we explore the effects of more rapid rotation on the patterns of convection in such stars and the global-scale flows which are self-consistently established. The convection in these systems is richly time dependent and in our most rapidly rotating suns a striking pattern of spatially localized convection emerges. Convection near the equator in these systems is dominated by one or two patches of locally enhanced convection, with nearly quiescent streaming flow in between at the highest rotation rates. These active nests of convection maintain a strong differential rotation despite their small size. The structure of differential rotation is similar in all of our more rapidly rotating suns, with fast equators and sl...

Brown, Benjamin P; Brun, Allan Sacha; Miesch, Mark S; Toomre, Juri

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Notes  

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she lost patience, fluttered her wings angrily in front of it, and sounded like a long string of flicker cusswords. The youngster squatted and then went floundering off, a little...

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Bird Habitats  

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Nestbox Network is in the position to be a cost-effective and efficient surveillance tool for long-term environmental stewardship at Los Alamos, coupled with monitoring...

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Organochlorine insecticide, polychlorinated biphenyl, and metal residues in some South Dakota birds, 1975-76  

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Common species of South Dakota birds with different feeding habits were analyzed in 1975-76 for 11 insecticide residues, six metals, and PCB's. Crows, American coots, starlings, and Franklin's gulls were analyzed. DDE was the most prevalent residue, detected in 93% of all samples. Dieldrin was detected in 61% of all samples. PCB's were not found to be above the minimum detectable level in any sample. Gulls had higher insecticide and metal residues than coots, starlings, or crows had. (16 references, 2 tables)

Greichus, Y.A.; Gueck, B.D.; Ammann, B.D.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EIS-0380  

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Action Plan Annual Report MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act MDA Material Disposal Area MOU Memorandum of Understanding NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NGO...

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Long-term monitoring of fleshy fruit and hard mast production and seasonal bird distribution at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.  

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A final report of Fruit and hard mast production in five habitat types at SRS with a comparison of fruit consumption by fledgling versus adult birds at SRS and Relative importance of fruit, seeds, and insects in the diets of overwintering birds at SRS.

Greenberg, Cathryn, H.; Levey, Douglas J.

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition and Equilibration of Neutral Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flow in One-Way Nested Large-Eddy Simulations Using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model  

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The Weather Research and Forecasting Model permits finescale large-eddy simulations (LES) to be nested within coarser simulations, an approach that can generate more accurate turbulence statistics and improve other aspects of simulated flows. ...

Jeff Mirocha; Gokhan Kirkil; Elie Bou-Zeid; Fotini Katopodes Chow; Branko Kosovi?

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Newly Described "Dragon" Protein Could Be Key to Bird Flu Cure |  

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Hearing the Highest Pitches Hearing the Highest Pitches Unveiling the Secrets of Nanoparticle Haloing A Fruit-Fly Protein that Captures Tumor Growth Factors A Protein that Repairs Damage to Cancer Cells An X-ray Vortex on the Horizon? Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Newly Described "Dragon" Protein Could Be Key to Bird Flu Cure JULY 16, 2008 Bookmark and Share The overall structure of the PAC -PB1 N complex. The structure is colored according to secondary structure and elements are labeled. Helices are shown as cylinders and are red in the brain domain and blue in the mouth domain; strands are yellow and loops are green. The PB1 N peptide is

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Unlocking the Nanoscale Secrets of Bird-Feather Colors | Advanced Photon  

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An Unlikely Route to Ferroelectricity An Unlikely Route to Ferroelectricity How to Make a Splash Pressure-Tuning the Quantum Phase Transition in a Model 2-D Magnet Reappearing Superconductivity Surprises Scientists Manipulating Genes with Hidden TALENs Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Unlocking the Nanoscale Secrets of Bird-Feather Colors MAY 18, 2012 Bookmark and Share This collage shows the ring-shaped, isotropic x-ray diffraction pattern and electron microscope cross-section of the three-dimensional amorphous or quasi-ordered biophotonic nanostructure in spongy medullary feather barbs responsible for the vivid turquoise plumage of the Plum-throated Cotinga

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JAN 183 26 [1] R.S. Bird. Lectures on constructive functional programming. In M. Broy, editor, Constructive Methods  

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University of Technology, 1990. [3] C. Morgan. Programming from Specifications. Series in Computer Science (C.A.RJAN 183 ­26 END OD END References [1] R.S. Bird. Lectures on constructive functional programming. In M. Broy, editor, Constructive Methods in Computing Science, NATO ASI Series F, pages 151

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Ecological Modelling 117 (1999) 261267 Modeling bird mortality associated with the M/V Citrus oil spill  

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Ecological Modelling 117 (1999) 261­267 Modeling bird mortality associated with the M/V Citrus oil of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York NY 10024, USA/V Citrus oil spill in February 1996. Most of the islands beaches were searched on an irregular schedule

Rockwell, Robert F.

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Analytical examples of reversal current, zero core current, and surface current, toroidal magnetostatic equilibria with nested flux surfaces  

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We present exact analytical examples of three types of axisymmetric toroidal magnetostatic equilibria with nested flux surfaces: (1) current reversal equilibria, for which the net toroidal current switches from a negative to a positive value when moving away from the magnetic axis; these equilibria have a non-monotonic pressure profile, in accordance with Hammett et al.'s theorem stating that the pressure on the current reversal surface has to exceed the volume-averaged pressure within that surface; (2) zero core current equilibria, in which the toroidal current density vanishes inside some flux surface; and (3) surface current equilibria, constituted of an arbitrary number of nested layers inside which the plasma pressure is constant and the magnetic field force-free, with two adjacent layers being separated by a current sheet. All these configurations are obtained by shaping in an adequate way the arbitrary function which intervenes in the class of generalized isodynamic equilibria first constructed by Palumbo and recovered later on by Bishop and Taylor. A derivation of these equilibria by a method slightly different from Palumbo's is given in an Appendix.

Aly, J.-J. [AIM, Unite Mixte de Recherche CEA - UP7 - CNRS, UMR no. 7158, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Impacts of Green Mountain Power Corporation's Wind Power Facility on Breeding and Migrating Birds in Searsburg, Vermont: July 1996--July 1998  

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A 6-megawatt, 11 turbine wind power development was constructed by Green Mountain Power Corporation in Searsburg, southern Vermont, in 1996. To determine whether birds were impacted, a series of modified BA (Before, After) studies was conducted before construction (1993-1996), during (1996), and after (1997) construction on the project site. The studies were designed to monitor changes in breeding bird community (species composition and abundance) on the site, examine the behavior and numbers of songbirds migrating at night over the site and hawks migrating over the site in daylight, and search for carcasses of birds that might have collided with the turbines.

Kerlinger, P.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Task Plan for Development and Fabrication and Deployment of Nested Fixed Depth Fluidic Sampling and At Tank Analysis Systems  

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This engineering task plan identifies the resources, responsibilities, and schedules for the development and deployment of a mobile, variable depth sampling system and an at-tank analysis system. The mobile, variable depth sampling system concept was developed after a cost assessment indicated a high cost for multiple deployments of the nested, fixed-depth sampling system. The sampling will provide double-shell tank (DST) staging tank waste samples for assuring the readiness of the waste for shipment to the LAW/HLW plant for treatment and immobilization. The at-tank analysis system will provide ''real-time'' assessments of the samples' chemical and physical properties. These systems support the Hanford Phase 1B vitrification project.

BOGER, R.M.

2000-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Annular Tanks with Concrete Reflection: 1 x 3 Line Array of Nested Pairs of Tanks  

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A series of seven experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory beginning in August, 1980 (References 1 and 2). Highly enriched uranyl nitrate solution was introduced into a 1-3 linear array of nested stainless steel annular tanks. The tanks were inside a concrete enclosure, with various moderator and absorber materials placed inside and/or between the tanks. These moderators and absorbers included boron-free concrete, borated concrete, borated plaster, and cadmium. Two configurations included placing bottles of highly enriched uranyl nitrate between tanks externally. Another experiment involved nested hemispheres of highly enriched uranium placed between tanks externally. These three configurations are not evaluated in this report. The experiments evaluated here are part of a series of experiments, one set of which is evaluated in HEU-SOL-THERM-033. The experiments in this and HEU-SOL-THERM-033 were performed similarly. They took place in the same room and used the same tanks, some of the same moderators and absorbers, some of the same reflector panels, and uranyl nitrate solution from the same location. There are probably additional similarities that existed that are not identified here. Thus, many of the descriptions in this report are either the same or similar to those in the HEU-SOL-THERM-033 report. Seventeen configurations (sixteen of which were critical) were performed during seven experiments; six of those experiments are evaluated here with thirteen configurations. Two configurations were identical, except for solution height, and were conducted to test repeatability. The solution heights were averaged and the two were evaluated as one configuration, which gives a total of twelve evaluated configurations. One of the seventeen configurations was subcritical. Of the twelve critical configurations evaluated, nine were judged as acceptable as benchmarks.

James Cleaver; John D. Bess; Nathan Devine; Fitz Trumble

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Session: What have studies of communications towers suggested regarding the impact of guy wires and lights on birds and bats  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of one presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The paper ''Wind turbines and Avian Risk: Lessons from Communications Towers'' was given by Paul Kerlinger. The presenter outlined lessons that have been learned from research on communications (not cell) towers and about the impacts of guy wires and lights on birds and bats and how they could be useful to wind energy developers. The paper also provided specific information about a large 'fatality' event that occurred at the Mountaineer, WC wind energy site in May 2003, and a table of Night Migrant Carcass search findings for various wind sites in the US.

Kerlinger, Paul

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Diversity, Birdwatching Tourism and Conservation in Peru: A Geographic Analysis  

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In the face of the continuing global biodiversity loss, it is important not only to assess the need for conservation, through e.g. gap analyses, but also to seek practical solutions for protecting biodiversity. Environmentally and socially sustainable tourism can be one such solution. We present a method to spatially link data on conservation needs and tourism-based economic opportunities, using bird-related tourism in Peru as an example. Our analysis highlighted areas in Peru where potential for such projects could be particularly high. Several areas within the central and northern Andean regions, as well as within the lowland Amazonian regions of Madre de Dios and Loreto emerge as promising for this type of activity. Mechanisms to implement conservation in these areas include e.g. conservation and ecotourism concessions, private conservation areas, and conservation easements. Some of these mechanisms also offer opportunities for local communities seeking to secure their traditional land ownership and use rights. (Spanish language abstract, Abstract S1).

Liisa Puhakka; Matti Salo; Ilari E. Sksjrvi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal sludge dryer demonstration: Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Buffalo, NY. Final report  

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The Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA), in cooperation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Energy Authority), commissioned a demonstration of a full scale indirect disk-type sludge dryer at the Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (BIWWTP). The purpose of the project was to determine the effects of the sludge dryer on the sludge incineration process at the facility. Sludge incineration is traditionally the most expensive, energy-intensive unit process involving solids handling at wastewater treatment plants; costs for incineration at the BIWWTP have averaged $2.4 million per year. In the conventional method of processing solids, a series of volume reduction measures, which usually includes thickening, digestion, and mechanical dewatering, is employed prior to incineration. Usually, a high level of moisture is still present within sewage sludge following mechanical dewatering. The sludge dryer system thermally dewaters wastewater sludge to approximately 26%, (and as high as 38%) dry solids content prior to incineration. The thermal dewatering system at the BIWWTP has demonstrated that it meets its design requirements. It has the potential to provide significant energy and other cost savings by allowing the BSA to change from an operation employing two incinerators to a single incinerator mode. While the long-term reliability of the thermal dewatering system has yet to be established, this project has demonstrated that installation of such a system in an existing treatment plant can provide the owner with significant operating cost savings.

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Size-Abundance Relationships in an Amazonian Bird Community: Implications for the Energetic Equivalence Rule  

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abstract: We studied size-abundance relationships in a speciesrich Amazonian bird community and found that the slope of the logarithmic relationship between population density and body mass ( b p ?0.22) is significantly shallower than expected under Damuths energetic equivalence rule (EER), which states that population energy use (PEU) is independent of species body mass. We used estimates of avian field metabolic rates to examine the logarithmic relationship between PEU and body mass and its variation among ecological guilds. The relationship for all species had a significantly positive slope ( b p 0.46), indicating that PEU of larger species was greater than that of smaller species. Analyses of guilds revealed significant variation. The slopes of the frugivore-omnivore, insectivore, and granivore guilds were all significantly positive, with that of the frugivore-omnivore guild being the steepest. In contrast, PEU did not vary significantly with species body mass among raptors. These results were confirmed in analyses using both species values and phylogenetically independent contrasts, and the results do not support the EER in this community. The spatial distribution of resources and mechanisms of interference competition within guilds may explain why most patterns differed from the predictions of the EER. Other sources of variation, including the effects of scale, are also discussed.

Sabrina E. Russo; Scott K. Robinson; John Terborgh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cumulative impact assessments and bird/wind farm interactions: Developing a conceptual framework  

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The wind power industry has grown rapidly in the UK to meet EU targets of sourcing 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Although wind power is a renewable energy source, there are environmental concerns over increasing numbers of wind farm proposals and associated cumulative impacts. Individually, a wind farm, or indeed any action, may have minor effects on the environment, but collectively these may be significant, potentially greater than the sum of the individual parts acting alone. EU and UK legislation requires a cumulative impact assessment (CIA) as part of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). However, in the absence of detailed guidance and definitions, such assessments within EIA are rarely adequate, restricting the acquisition of basic knowledge about the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations. Here we propose a conceptual framework to promote transparency in CIA through the explicit definition of impacts, actions and scales within an assessment. Our framework requires improved legislative guidance on the actions to include in assessments, and advice on the appropriate baselines against which to assess impacts. Cumulative impacts are currently considered on restricted scales (spatial and temporal) relating to individual development EIAs. We propose that benefits would be gained from elevating CIA to a strategic level, as a component of spatially explicit planning.

Masden, Elizabeth A., E-mail: e.masden.1@research.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom) and Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Fox, Anthony D., E-mail: tfo@dmu.d [Department of Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Kalo, Grenavej 14, 8410 Ronde (Denmark); Furness, Robert W., E-mail: r.furness@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Bullman, Rhys, E-mail: rhys.bullman@rpsgroup.co [Scottish Natural Heritage, The Beta Centre, Innovation Park, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NF (United Kingdom); Haydon, Daniel T., E-mail: d.haydon@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing functions of natural and created marshes for shorebirds and wading birds  

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Shorebirds and wading birds were observed November 1997 to April 1998 and September 1998 to April 1999 to compare functional values of natural and created marshes on the Texas coast. Study locations included Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Nueces Delta Mitigation Project, and Mustang Island, Texas. Analysis focused on black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola), long-billed curlew (Numenitus americanus, peeps (Calidris sandpipers), willet (Cataptrophorus semipalmatus), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), and great egret (Ardea alba). Invertebrate benthos were sampled to determine prey availability. Few significant differences existed in invertebrate density or biomass between sites. No significant differences existed for any variable at Aransas NWR (p>0.05). At Nueces Delta, total biomass (p=0.031) and polychaete biomass (p=0.029) were significantly lower in October 1998 than in February 1998 or 1999, or April 1998 or 1999. Total density (p=0.042) and crustacean density (p=0.049) were significantly higher at the Mustang Island natural site than at the created site. Insect density (p=0.002) and insect biomass (p=0.001) increased significantly from November 1998 to April 1999 on Mustang Island. Cluster analysis showed no overall pattern among avian species' activities by site, location, year, or type of site (natural or created). Mustang Island sites were most similar for black-bellied plover, long- billed curlew, peeps, and willet. Peeps fed in >78% of observations at all sites except Nueces Island 1997-98 (61.3%). Great blue heron and great egret were rarely recorded feeding (<20%) at any site. Patterns of utilization among sites appear species specific, related more to habitat than type of site. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling using the 11 most abundant species separated Mustang Island sites from Nueces Delta sites. Dunlin, peeps, sanderling, willet, snowy egret, and great egret were much more abundant on Mustang Island than Nueces Delta. Availability of tidal flats at Mustang Island probably explains differences in community composition.

Brusati, Elizabeth Diane

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of Sea-Level Cyclone Errors in NMC's Nested Grid Model (NGM) During the 1987-88 Winter Season  

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A study of sea-level cyclone errors which occurred in 24- and 48-h forecasts of the National Meteorological Center's nested grid model (NGM) is performed for the 198788 winter season (1 December 198731 March 1988). All available 0000 UTC and ...

Steven L. Mullen; Bruce B. Smith

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NMR Study of the Magnetic and Metal-Insulator Transitions in Na0:5CoO2: A Nesting Scenario J. Bobroff,1  

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NMR Study of the Magnetic and Metal-Insulator Transitions in Na0:5CoO2: A Nesting Scenario J, France (Received 22 July 2005; published 13 March 2006) Co and Na NMR are used to probe the local have performed a 59Co and 23Na NMR study which allows us to differentiate the two Co sites and to give

Paris-Sud 11, Université de

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Development of the first nonhydrostatic nested-grid grid-point global atmospheric modeling system on parallel machines  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Evaluating the importance of global and regional climate response to increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases requires a comprehensive global atmospheric modeling system (GAMS) capable of simulations over a wide range of atmospheric circulations, from complex terrain to continental scales, on high-performance computers. Unfortunately, all of the existing global circulation models (GCMs) do not meet this requirements, because they suffer from one or more of the following three shortcomings: (1) use of the hydrostatic approximation, which makes the models potentially ill-posed; (2) lack of a nested-grid (or multi-grid) capability, which makes it difficult to consistently evaluate the regional climate response to the global warming, and (3) spherical spectral (opposed to grid-point finite-difference) representation of model variables, which hinders model performance for parallel machine applications. The end product of the research is a highly modularized, multi-gridded, self-calibratable (for further parameterization development) global modeling system with state-of-the-science physics and chemistry. This system will be suitable for a suite of atmospheric problems: from local circulations to climate, from thunderstorms to global cloud radiative forcing, from urban pollution to global greenhouse trace gases, and from the guiding of field experiments to coupling with ocean models. It will also provide a unique testbed for high-performance computing architecture.

Kao, C.Y.J.; Langley, D.L.; Reisner, J.M.; Smith, W.S.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested Domain Defects  

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An example of a supersymmetric model involving two interacting chiral superfields is presented here which allows for solutions describing string-like ``domain ribbon'' defects embedded within a domain wall. It is energetically favorable for the fermions within the wall to populate the domain ribbons, and an explicit solution is found for the fermion zero modes. The Fermi gas within ribbons can allow them to stabilize in the form of small loops.

J. R. Morris

1997-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. with four nested regional climate models  

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We analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global ocean-atmosphere climate models. Our primary goal is to assess the range of regional climate responses to increased greenhouse gases in available RCM simulations. The four RCMs used different geographical domains, different increased greenhouse gas scenarios for future-climate simulations, and (in some cases) different lateral boundary conditions. For simulations of the present climate, we compare RCM results to observations and to results of the GCM that provided lateral boundary conditions to the RCM. For future-climate (increased greenhouse gas) simulations, we compare RCM results to each other and to results of the driving GCMs. When results are spatially averaged over the western U.S., we find that the results of each RCM closely follow those of the driving GCM in the same region, in both present and future climates. In present-climate simulations, the RCMs have biases in spatially-averaged simulated precipitation and near-surface temperature that seem to be very close to those of the driving GCMs. In future-climate simulations, the spatially-averaged RCM-projected responses in precipitation and near-surface temperature are also very close to those of the respective driving GCMs. Precipitation responses predicted by the RCMs are in many regions not statistically significant compared to interannual variability. Where the predicted precipitation responses are statistically significant, they are positive. The models agree that near-surface temperatures will increase, but do not agree on the spatial pattern of this increase. The four RCMs produce very different estimates of water content of snow in the present climate, and of the change in this water content in response to increased greenhouse gases.

Duffy, P B; Arritt, R W; Coquard, J; Gutowski, W; Han, J; Iorio, J; Kim, J; Leung, L R; Roads, J; Zeledon, E

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird Risk Behaviors and Fatalities at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: Period of Performance, March 1998--December 2000  

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It has been documented that wind turbine operations at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area kill large numbers of birds of multiple species, including raptors. We initiated a study that integrates research on bird behaviors, raptor prey availability, turbine design, inter-turbine distribution, landscape attributes, and range management practices to explain the variation in avian mortality at two levels of analysis: the turbine and the string of turbines. We found that inter-specific differences in intensities of use of airspace within close proximity did not explain the variation in mortality among species. Unique suites of attributes relate to mortality of each species, so species-specific analyses are required to understand the factors that underlie turbine-caused fatalities. We found that golden eagles are killed by turbines located in the canyons and that rock piles produced during preparation of the wind tower laydown areas related positively to eagle mortality, perhaps due to the use of these rock piles as cover by desert cottontails. Other similar relationships between fatalities and environmental factors are identified and discussed. The tasks remaining to complete the project are summarized.

Thelander, C. G.; Smallwood, K. S.; Rugge, L.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Term Performance of Aanderaa Optodes and Sea-Bird SBE-43 Dissolved-Oxygen Sensors Bottom Mounted at 32 m in Massachusetts Bay  

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A field evaluation of two new dissolved-oxygen sensing technologies, the Aanderaa Instruments AS optode model 3830 and the Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., model SBE43, was carried out at about 32-m water depth in western Massachusetts Bay. The optode ...

Marinna Martini; Bradford Butman; Michael J. Mickelson

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of Energy Use and Biomass Among Species of North American Terrestrial Birds Author(s): Brian A. Maurer and James H. Brown  

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Distribution of Energy Use and Biomass Among Species of North American Terrestrial Birds Author, 69(6), 1988, pp. 1923-1932 ? 1988 by the Ecological Society of America DISTRIBUTION OF ENERGY USE. The distribution of biomass and energy use among species with different body sizes provides an empirical basis

Brown, James H.

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Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities 10Noon Pacific Wednesday, September 26, 2012  

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Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities 10 results from a California Wind Energy Association (CalWEA)sponsored, California Energy Commissionfunded associated with wind energy facilities, including an improved equation developed to adjust mortality

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Independence and interdependence in the nest-site choice by honeybee swarms: agent-based models, analytical approaches and pattern formation  

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In a recent paper List, Elsholtz and Seeley [Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. 364 (2009) 755] have devised an agent-based model of the the nest-choice dynamics in swarms of honeybees, and have concluded that both interdependence and independence are needed for the bees to reach a consensus on the best nest site. We here present a simplified version of the model which can be treated analytically with the tools of statistical physics and which largely has the same features as the original dynamics. Based on our analytical approaches it is possible to characterize the co-ordination outcome exactly on the deterministic level, and to a good approximation if stochastic effects are taken into account, reducing the need for computer simulations on the agent-based level. In the second part of the paper we present a spatial extension, and show that transient non-trivial patterns emerge, before consensus is reached. Approaches in terms of Langevin equations for continuous field variables are discussed.

Galla, Tobias

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Tuna-Dolphin-Bird Feeding Assemblages in the Galapagos Islands and Their Response to the Physical Characteristics of the Upper Water Column  

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Tuna-dolphin-bird feeding assemblages are unique to the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP). These multiple species groups are believed to forage together in response to the physical properties of the near surface ocean as these constrain the distribution of prey. In the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR), intra-annual and interannual changes affect the properties of the water column, inducing mesoscale and fine scale temporal variability. Four three-week oceanographic surveys took place, in September 2008, April 2009, October 2009, and September 2010, between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and one small boat survey took place in June 2010 within the GMR. Marine mammal surveys were conducted during daylight hours and Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) sensor casts were taken throughout the survey. Data were analyzed to determine the types of water masses present and the strength and depth of the thermocline layer. These data were compared with the sightings of marine mammals, bird feeding groups, and tuna-dolphin-bird assemblages. Additionally, these data were used to predict where tuna would be likely to associate with dolphin groups. Results show Equatorial Surface Water was the dominant water mass throughout the archipelago, regardless of season or ENSO index. High salinity, cold water west of Isla Isabela indicated topographic upwelling of the Equatorial Undercurrent. Tropical Surface Waters from the Panama Current were detected north of the Equatorial Front to the east of the islands. Obvious changes in the water column properties were observed between El Nio and La Nia events in the GMR. Most mixed groups were sighted west and south of Isla Isabela during the four oceanographic surveys, as well as north and west of Isla San Cristobal in June 2010. Most sightings were in cool, high salinity waters, and high chlorophyll concentrations. There were a greater number of sightings during the April 2009 survey (ENSO-neutral conditions) than during any of the three fall surveys. Additionally, tuna-dolphin-bird groups were more likely to be seen near Isla Isabela, with the majority of them sighted during the April 2009 survey and a few sighted in each of the September 2008 and October 2009 surveys. No tuna-dolphin-bird groups were sighted during the September 2010 surveys. Results show that the presence and location of these multi-species groups may be controlled by the inter-annual cycles, the intra-annual cycles, or a combination of both types of changes seen within the Galapagos.

Johnston, Michelle

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

A Migratory Anticyclone Event during Project GALE  

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A case study of a transitory anticyclone is conducted as part of the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) for the Intensive Observing Period (IOP) of 79 March 1986. The special GALE data networks were activated in anticipation of possible ...

Robert J. Oravec; Lance F. Bosart

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested Beliefs, Goals, Duties, and Agents Reasoning About their Own or Each Other's Body in the TIMUR Model: A Formalism for the Narrative of Tamerlane and the Three Painters  

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This article develops two threads. The first thread argues that the narrative dimension of social interaction is important to societies of embodied agents: not only to animated avatars in virtual environments (for which, behaviour specification languages ... Keywords: Belief ascription, Deception, Duties, Embodied agents, Episodic formulae, Goals, Narrative, Nested beliefs, Penalty, Social hierarchy, TIMUR model

Ephraim Nissan

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Al/Si Substitutions and Silanol Nests on the Local Geometry of Si and Al Framework Sites in Silicone-Rich Zeolites: A Combined High Resolution 27  

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Effect of Al/Si Substitutions and Silanol Nests on the Local Geometry of Si and Al Framework Sites in Silicone-Rich Zeolites: A Combined High Resolution 27 Al and 29 Si NMR and Density Functional TheoryVed: May 6, 2009; ReVised Manuscript ReceiVed: June 8, 2009 We employed 29 Si and 27 Al (3Q) magic

Sklenak, Stepan

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Birds in Winter  

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some of them in considerable number. Crow Bluejay Tree sparrow Evening grosbeak Herring gull Junco Goldfinch Horned lark Pheasant Black-capped chickadee Redpoll Cardinal...

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The Christmas Bird Count  

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region are the Palos forest preserves, the DesPlaines River and Salt Creek valleys, Lincoln Park and the Chicago lake front, Waukegan and the Illinois Dunes, the...

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Bird-Feeding Boards  

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live here all winter. Now is the time. The simplest device is a board or a piece of plywood nailed on a window sill. It should be at least 12 inches wide and 24 inches long, set...

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Bird Egg Colors  

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most exposed eggs whether on the ground or not. A second purpose to darker eggs is to shield it from harmful sun radiation. especially if the eggs are exposed. Steve Sample Not an...

251

Eagles nest performs for skiers  

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The building named Niu de l'Aliga, located in the Pyrenees at an altitude of 2530 meters, has performed satisfactorily since its completion in the summer of 1985. During the cold and dry winter months, this restaurant and refuge has enjoyed hot and cold running water and constant electrical supply, as well as an acceptable indoor temperature. And all this has been achieved using only the natural resources of sun, wind and snow or rain. The performance of that shelter is discussed.

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1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: Transmission Line Aerial Marking and Lighting  

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Electric transmission lines and wild birds must co-exist. Power lines traverse birds' flight routes, birds commonly roost on lines and poles, and birds make their neststhe largest of which weigh thousands of poundson transmission structures. Some avian activities can have deleterious effects on outdoor structures and transmissionfor example, nests have been known to collapse and span critical clearances during storms, resulting in outages. Accordingly, it is important for ...

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: Visual Inspection of Avian Issues on Transmission and Distribution Structures  

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Electric transmission lines and wild birds must co-exist. Power lines traverse birds' flight routes, birds commonly roost on lines and poles, and birds make their neststhe largest of which weigh thousands of poundson transmission structures. Some avian activities can have deleterious effects on outdoor structures and transmissionfor example, nests have been known to collapse and span critical clearances during storms, resulting in outages. Accordingly, it is important for ...

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: Visual Inspection of Avian Issues on Transmission and Distribution Structures (Hard Copy and Standard PDF)  

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Electric transmission lines and wild birds must co-exist. Power lines traverse birds' flight routes, birds commonly roost on lines and poles, and birds make their neststhe largest of which weigh thousands of poundson transmission structures. Some avian activities can have deleterious effects on outdoor structures and transmissionfor example, nests have been known to collapse and span critical clearances during storms, resulting in outages. Accordingly, it is important for ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Wildlife Impact Assessment Palisades Project, Idaho, Final Report.  

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The Habitat Evaluation Procedures were used to evaluate pre- and post-construction habitat conditions of the US Bureau of Reclamation's Palisades Project in eastern Idaho. Eight evaluation species were selected with losses expressed in the number of Habitat Units (HU's). One HU is equivalent to one acre of prime habitat. The evaluation estimated that a loss of 2454 HU's of mule deer habitat, 2276 HU's of mink habitat, 2622 HU's of mallard habitat, 805 HU's of Canada goose habitat, 2331 HU's of ruffed grouse habitat, 5941 and 18,565 HU's for breeding and wintering bald eagles, and 1336 and 704 HU's for forested and scrub-shrub wetland nongame species occurred as a result of the project. The study area currently has 29 active osprey nests located around the reservoir and the mudflats probably provide more feeding habitat for migratory shore birds and waterfowl than was previously available along the river. A comparison of flow conditions on the South Fork of the Snake River below the dam between pre- and post-construction periods also could not substantiate claims that water releases from the dam were causing more Canada goose nest losses than flow in the river prior to construction. 41 refs., 16 figs., 9 tabs.

Sather-Blair, Signe

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multivariate Ornstein--Uhlenbeck process in studies of home range. Technical report No. 2. [Radiotelemetry tracking of birds, deer, and coyotes  

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In home range studies, the statistical analysis of radio telemetry data poses special problems due to lack of independence of successive observations along the sample path. Assuming, however, that such data is generated by a continuous, stationary, Gaussian process possessing the Markov property, then a multivariate Ornstein-Uhlenbeck diffusion process is necessarily the source and is proposed here to be a workable model. Its characterization is given in terms of the typical descriptive properties of home range such as center of activity, homing tendency, and confidence regions. Invariance of the model with respect to the choice of an observational coordinate system is established, while data for twin deer is used to illustrate the manner in which the model may be used for the study of territorial interaction. An approximate maximum likelihood procedure is proposed for estimation purposes, with results being reported for deer, coyote, and bird tracking data. Estimates based on the coyote tracking data are used to illustrate how the concept of statistical information may be utilized to examine various sampling strategies.

Dunn, J. E.

1976-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

257

Birds Sighted at Freels Bend  

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and water, an increasingly rare combination in the region. Common loon Eastern wood-pewee c Black-throated green warbler Pied-billed grebe Acadian flycatcher c...

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A survey of endangered waterbirds on Maui and Oahu and assessment of potential impacts to waterbirds from the proposed Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission corridor. Final report  

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A survey of endangered waterbirds on Maui and Oahu was conducted during August and September 1993 to identify potential waterbird habitats within the general area of the proposed Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission corridor and to assess the potential impacts to endangered waterbird of installing and operating a high voltage transmission line from the Island of Hawaii to the islands of Oahu and Maui. Annual waterbird survey information and other literature containing information on specific wetland sites were summarized. Literature describing impacts of overhead transmission lines on birds was used to evaluate potential impacts of the proposed project on endangered waterbirds, resident wading birds, and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. On Oahu, five wetland habitats supporting endangered Hawaiian waterbirds were identified within 2.5 miles of the proposed transmission line corridor. On Maui, three wetland habitats supporting endangered Hawaiian waterbirds were identified within the general area of the proposed transmission line corridor. Several of the wetlands identified on Oahu and Maui also supported resident wading birds and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. Endangered waterbirds, resident wading birds, and migratory birds may collide with the proposed transmission lines wires. The frequency and numbers of bird collisions is expected to be greater on Oahu than on Maui because more wetland habitat exists and greater numbers of birds occur in the project area on Oahu. In addition, the endangered Hawaiian goose and the endangered Hawaiian petrel may be impacted by the proposed segment of the Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission line on Maui.

Evans, K.; Woodside, D.; Bruegmann, M. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, HI (United States). Pacific Islands Office

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sam Slowinski 909 South Lincoln Street Indiana University Bloomington  

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· Analysis of avian preen oil samples using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry · Nest searching, bird banding, blood sample collection, preen oil collection, hormone injections in dark-eyed juncos · Data netting, nest searching, nest monitoring, blood sample collection, preen oil collection from gray catbirds

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NEST Manual of Operations APPENDIX B  

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in partnership with the investigators in the Neonatal Network for the National Institute of Child Health, helshe will be randomly assigned (like a flip of the coin) to receive either a peritoneal drain

Levin, Judith G.

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Space, time and nesting Integrated Assessment Models  

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Integrated Assessment Modelling in the field of air pollution has advanced greatly since the 1985 Helsinki Protocol on the reduction of Sulphur emissions and their transboundary fluxes. With subsequent protocols and increased understanding of the inter-relationships ... Keywords: CLRTAP, Integrated Assessment Modelling, Scale, Science-policy interaction, Space, Time

T. Oxley; H. M. ApSimon

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ceci n'est pas une micromachine.  

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The image created in reflected light DIC can often be interpreted as a true three-dimensional representation of the surface geometry, provided a clear distinction can be realized between raised and lowered regions in the specimen. It may be helpful if our definition of saliency embraces work on the human visual system (HVS) as well as the more abstract work on saliency, as it is certain that understanding by humans will always stand between recording of a useful signal from all manner of sensors and so-called actionable intelligence. A DARPA/DSO program lays down this requirement in a current program (Kruse 2010): The vision for the Neurotechnology for Intelligence Analysts (NIA) Program is to revolutionize the way that analysts handle intelligence imagery, increasing both the throughput of imagery to the analyst and overall accuracy of the assessments. Current computer-based target detection capabilities cannot process vast volumes of imagery with the speed, flexibility, and precision of the human visual system.

Yarberry, Victor R.; Diegert, Carl F.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Joint Vortices, Eastward Propagating Eddies and Migratory Taylor Columns  

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The behavior of an isolated pair of vortices consisting of two eddies situated on top of each other in a three-layer ocean is examined analytically. The amplitudes of both eddies are high and, consequently, the two eddies behave as one unit and ...

Doron Nof

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

MIGRATORY MOVEMENTS OF PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA OFF CALIFORNIA  

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management of Pacific bluefin tuna, especially given theirattrition of northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in theof northern bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, caught in the

Block, Barbara A.; Farwell, Charles J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use  

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evaluated potential effects on Federally recognized Indian Tribes and have determined that there are no potential effects. This rule will not interfere with the Tribes ability to manage themselves or their funds or to regulate migratory bird activities on Tribal lands.

In Accordance The Presidents

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Document ID Number: RL-721  

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

Document ID Number: Document ID Number: RL-721 REV 4 NEPA REVIEW SCREENING FORM DOE/CX-00066 I. Project Title: Nesting Bird Deterrent Study at the 241-C Tank Farm CX B3.8, "Outdoor Terrestrial Ecological and Environmental Research" II. Project Description and Location (including Time Period over which proposed action will occur and Project Dimensions - e.g., acres displaced/disturbed, excavation length/depth, area/location/number of buildings, etc.): Washington River Protection Solutions LLC (WRPS) will perform an outdoor, terrestrial ecological research study to attempt to control and deter nesting birds at the 241-C Tank Farm. This will be a preventative study to test possible methods for controlling &/or minimizing the presence and impacts of nesting birds inside the tank farm. A nesting bird

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CX-008825: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Nesting Bird Deterrent Study at the 241-C Tank Farm CX(s) Applied: B3.8 Date: 07/26/2012 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

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SRS - Environmental Report for 2006  

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chloropusAnolis), a medium-sized water bird that nests on SRS, is a member of the rail family (Rallidae) and a relative of the coot. The Common Moorhen The common moorhen...

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NETL: Oil & Natural Gas Technologies Reference Shelf - Presentation...  

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is the fresh to slightly saline Birds-Nest aquifer. This aquifer is located in the oil shale zone of the Green River formations Parachute Creek member and is 200 to 300 ft...

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TRC Bibliographies: Prairie Materials  

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1994. ISBN: 0-02-728466-2. Ham, John and David Mohrhardt, Kitchen Table Bird Book, Two Peninsula Press, 1995. ISBN: 1882376153. Jenkins, Priscilla Belz, A Nest Full of...

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main_title.html  

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Bird Nests Buffalo Canada Geese Deer Fungi Grass Insects Lichens Math Patterns in Nature Poison Ivy Prairie Insects in Winter Red-tailed Hawk West Nile Virus Woodchuck Prairie...

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Private Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | A  

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Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | A Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | A 74BPrivate Citizen/Individual's Written Comments Private Citizens/Individuals Written Comments | 1 While anecdotal suggestions of health effects from wind turbine sound can be found online, No evidence exists regarding direct negative health effects associated with wind turbine sound in any peer reviewed, scientific papers or studies. Impacts to birds and bats are disclosed in Section 4.4.5.11-Migratory Birds - Direct and Indirect Effects by Alternative and 4.4.5.8-Bats - Direct and Indirect Effects by Alternative, respectively. Impacts to Birds and Bats will be minimized by MM-BIO-5 Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy. Additionally, refer to Appendix B-4: Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy (formerly known as the Avian and Bat

273

Bird Bones in Bending and Torsion  

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Microbial synthesis and fabrication of palladium nanoparticle catalysts by using the metal ion-reducing bacterium Shewanella algae Micromechanical...

274

Many Birds Fly, Some Dont  

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Ever since the publication of Programs With Common Sense by McCarthy, the problem of qualification has been a source of intense research and debate. While it is undoubtful that now the common sense research community knows ... Keywords: belief revision, commonsense reasoning, nonmonotonic reasoning, partial set inclusion, qualification problem

Luia M. M. Custdio; Carlos Pinto-Ferreira

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Winter Birds from Canada in Chicagoland  

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from Canada in Chicagoland Nature Bulletin No. 704-A February 10, 1979 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W, Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation...

276

A bird's eye view of quantum computers  

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Quantum computers are discussed in the general framework of computation, the laws of physics and the foundations of quantum mechanics.

Giuliano Benenti; Giuliano Strini

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Region Parker-Gila 161-kV Transmission Line Maintenance, Cross Arm  

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Parker-Gila 161-kV Transmission Line Maintenance, Cross Arm Parker-Gila 161-kV Transmission Line Maintenance, Cross Arm Replacements at Structure 0/7 - Continuation Sheet Special Conditions Biological Resources 1. To avoid impacts to nesting birds, project activities will be scheduled between August 1 and February 15, as feasible. Crews shall not cause injury or death to nesting birds, active nests, eggs, or nestlings. If evidence of a nesting bird is found in the project area, crews shall immediately stop work in that area until Western's Environmental Group has been contacted. 2. A qualified biologist will be present during all project activities and serve as the project's Biological Monitor. The Biological Monitor will be authorized by Western to temporarily halt construction activity if needed to prevent harm to desert tortoise. The Biological Monitor's

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Office of Health, Safety and Security | Department of Energy  

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Office of Health, Safety and Security Office of Health, Safety and Security DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Read more President Obama Meets with Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Award Finalists and Winners HSS' Josh Silverman joins other 2013 "Sammie Award" Finalists at the White House to meet President Barack Obama. Read more National Day of Remembrance HSS Honors Former Nuclear Weapons Program Workers On Friday, October 25th 2013, HSS honored over 150 nuclear weapons program workers at the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM). Read more Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and Deputy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman

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31 - 11640 of 29,416 results. 31 - 11640 of 29,416 results. Download Technical Standards, Newsletter-August 1998 The Standards Forum and Standards Actions, August 1998 http://energy.gov/hss/downloads/technical-standards-newsletter-august-1998 Download CX-009005: Categorical Exclusion Determination Henderson Solar Energy Project CX(s) Applied: B5.16 Date: 08/22/2012 Location(s): Nevada Offices(s): Golden Field Office http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-009005-categorical-exclusion-determination Download Executive Order 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/executive-order-13186-responsibilities-federal-agencies-protect-migratory-birds Download Audit Report: WR-B-96-02 Audit of Construction of an Environmental, Safety, and Health Analytical

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51 - 14660 of 26,764 results. 51 - 14660 of 26,764 results. Download URTAC Meeting- October 21, 2010 Meeting minutes and Federal Register notice for October 21, 2010 meeting http://energy.gov/fe/downloads/urtac-meeting-october-21-2010 Download Executive Order 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/executive-order-13186-responsibilities-federal-agencies-protect-migratory-birds Download National Policy Assurances to be Incorporated as Award Terms The following are the National Policy Assurances which are incorporated by reference as Award Terms at time of Award. The National Policy Assurances which apply to the award are those in effect on... http://energy.gov/management/downloads/national-policy-assurances-be-incorporated-award-terms

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Program Highlights | Department of Energy  

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About Us » News & Blog » Program Highlights About Us » News & Blog » Program Highlights Program Highlights December 4, 2013 Program Highlights DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. November 1, 2013 Program Highlights Hazard Communications Training Deadline Approaches All DOE Federal and contractor employees with hazardous chemicals in their workplace MUST complete the new Hazard Communications Standard Training, per 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program, by DECEMBER 1, 2013. October 31, 2013 HSS' Josh Silverman joins other 2013 "Sammie Award" Finalists at the White House to meet President Barack Obama. Josh is in the back row, fifth from the right.

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Original Article Gastrointestinal Helminths of Magpies (Pica pica), Rooks (Corvus frugilegus) and Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) in Mazandaran Province, North of Iran  

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Background: Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine birds including crows, rooks, magpies, jays, chough, and ravens. These birds are migratory species, especially in the shortage of foods, so they can act like vectors for a wide range of microorganisms. They live generally in temperate climates and in a very close contact with human residential areas as well as poultry farms. There is no available information in the literature concerning the parasitic infections of these three species of corvidae in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, so this study was conducted to clarify this. Methods: As there are three species of corvid birds in Mazandaran Province, 106 birds including 79 magpies, 11 rooks, and 16 carrion crows were examined between winter 2007 and spring 2008 at post mortem for gastrointestinal helminths. The helminths were drawn and identified morphologically in the

Iranian J Parasitol; A Halajian; A Eslami; I Mobedi; O Amin; J Mariaux; J Mansoori; S Tavakol

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory avian research program  

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As wind energy use continues to expand, concern over the possible impacts of wind farms on birds continues to be an issue. The concern includes two primary areas: the effect of avian mortality on bird populations, and possible litigation over the killing of even one bird if it is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or the Endangered Species Act or both. In order to address these concerns, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working collaboratively with all stakeholders including utilities, environmental groups, consumer advocates, utility regulators, government officials, and the wind industry, has an active avian-wind power research program. DOE/NREL is conducting and sponsoring research with the expectation of developing solutions to educe or avoid avian mortality due to wind energy development throughout the US. This paper outlines the DOE/NREL approach and summarizes completed, current, and planned projects.

Sinclair, K.C. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Morrison, M.L. [California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

WIND POWER Impacts on Wildlife and Government Responsibilities for Regulating Development and Protecting Wildlife Why GAO Did This Study  

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Wind power has recently experienced dramatic growth in the United States, with further growth expected. However, several wind power-generating facilities have killed migratory birds and bats, prompting concern from wildlife biologists and others about the species affected, and the cumulative effects on species populations. GAO assessed (1) what available studies and experts have reported about the impacts of wind power facilities on wildlife in the United

Protecting Wildlife

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 www.aviandemographyunit.orgBirds in Reserves Project Guide BIRDS IN RESERVES  

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-western and southern coastal belt and Little Karoo 2. West coast, Karoo and western Orange River 3. Kalahari 4 to the habitats on red Kalahari sands. West coast and Karoo include Strandveld, Succulent Karoo, Nama Karoo and Bushmanland. The birdlife of the western Orange River is very different from the surrounding Karoo

de Villiers, Marienne

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North Crows Nest, Indiana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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287

Nested rollout policy adaptation for Monte Carlo tree search  

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Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS) methods have had recent success in games, planning, and optimization. MCTS uses results from rollouts to guide search; a rollout is a path that descends the tree with a randomized decision at each ply until reaching a leaf. ...

Christopher D. Rosin

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crows Nest, Indiana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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289

The Utility of Upper-Boundary Nesting in NWP  

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The importance of stratospheric influences for medium-range numerical weather prediction (NWP) of the troposphere has led to increases in the heights of global model domains at operational centers around the world. Grids now routinely extend to ...

Ron McTaggart-Cowan; Claude Girard; Andr Plante; Michel Desgagn

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

One-Way Nested Regional Climate Simulations and Domain Size  

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The impact of domain size on regional climate simulations is explored in the context of a state-of-the-art regional model centered over western Europe. It is found that the quality of the climate simulations is highly dependent on the domain ...

S. Vannitsem; F. Chom

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Software Pipelining in Nested Loops with Prolog-Epilog Merging  

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Software pipelining (or modulo scheduling) is a powerful back-end optimization to exploit instruction and vector parallelism. Software pipelining is particularly popular for embedded devices as it improves the computation throughput without increasing ...

Mohammed Fellahi; Albert Cohen

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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Improvement Program (STIP) funds for each bedroom builtmore than $2.2 million of STIP funds were transferred to

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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Improvement Program (STIP) funds for each bedroom builtmore than $2.2 million of STIP funds were transferred to

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Method of fabricating nested shells and resulting product  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple shell structure and a method of manufacturing such structure wherein a hollow glass microsphere is surface treated in an organosilane solution so as to render the shell outer surface hydrophobic. The surface treated glass shell is then suspended in the oil phase of an oil-aqueous phase dispersion. The oil phase includes an organic film-forming monomer, a polymerization initiator and a blowing agent. A polymeric film forms at each phase boundary of the dispersion and is then expanded in a blowing operation so as to form an outer homogeneously integral monocellular substantially spherical thermoplastic shell encapsulating an inner glass shell of lesser diameter.

Henderson, Timothy M. (Ann Arbor, MI); Kool, Lawrence B. (Ann Arbor, MI)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Nested (2,r)-regular graphs and their network properties.  

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??A graph G is a (t, r)-regular graph if every collection of t independent vertices is collectively adjacent to exactly r vertices. If a graph (more)

Brooks, Josh Daniel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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housing near rail stations, research on self-selection canrail or commuter rail station. Research can also help informfor rail transit to reach their workplaces. This research

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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housing near rail stations, research on self-selection canrail or commuter rail station. Research can also help informfor rail transit to reach their workplaces. This research

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Performance evaluation and optimization of nested high resolution weather simulations  

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Weather models with high spatial and temporal resolutions are required for accurate prediction of meso-micro scale weather phenomena. Using these models for operational purposes requires forecasts with sufficient lead time, which in turn calls for large ...

Preeti Malakar; Vaibhav Saxena; Thomas George; Rashmi Mittal; Sameer Kumar; Abdul Ghani Naim; Saiful Azmi Bin Hj Husain

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Parallel machine scheduling with nested job assignment restrictions  

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We derive a polynomial time approximation scheme for a special case of makespan minimization on unrelated machines. Keywords: Approximation algorithms, Restricted assignment, Scheduling

Gabriella Muratore; Ulrich M. Schwarz; Gerhard J. Woeginger

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Processing nested complex sequence pattern queries over event streams  

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Complex event processing (CEP) has become increasingly important for tracking and monitoring applications ranging from health care, supply chain management to surveillance. These monitoring applications submit complex event queries to track sequences ...

Mo Liu; Medhabi Ray; Elke A. Rundensteiner; Daniel J. Dougherty; Chetan Gupta; Song Wang; Ismail Ari; Abhay Mehta

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bounds for nested law invariant coherent risk measures  

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School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 765 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332, e-mail: ashapiro@isye.gatech.edu.

302

A Comprehensive Test of the Navy Nested Tropical Cyclone Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The tropical cyclone forecasting skill level of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has reached a plateau and has shown little or no lasting improvement during the last 10 years. Because JTWC relies on an array of statistical and ...

Edward J. Harrison Jr.; Michael Fiorino

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Nested parallelism for multi-core HPC systems using Java  

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Since its introduction in 1993, the Message Passing Interface (MPI) has become a de facto standard for writing High Performance Computing (HPC) applications on clusters and Massively Parallel Processors (MPPs). The recent emergence of multi-core processor ... Keywords: Java MPI, MPJ, MPJ express, Multi-core messaging

Aamir Shafi; Bryan Carpenter; Mark Baker

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Labelled tree sequents, Tree hypersequents and Nested (Deep) Sequents  

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model yields the linear trend log W(s) + log s + log C, (33) where + is simply obtained via a standard

Goré, Rajeev

305

Polyhedral model based mapping optimization of loop nests for CGRAs  

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The coarse-grained reconfigurable architecture (CGRA) is a promising platform that provides both high performance and high power-efficiency. The compute-intensive portions of an application (e.g. loops) are often mapped onto CGRA for acceleration. To ...

Dajiang Liu, Shouyi Yin, Leibo Liu, Shaojun Wei

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

HCMV pUS28 initiates pro-migratory signaling via activation of Pyk2 kinase  

SciTech Connect

The HCMV-encoded chemokine receptor US28 mediates smooth muscle cell (SMC) and macrophage motility and this activity has been implicated in the acceleration of vascular disease. US28 induced SMC migration involves the activation of the protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) Src and Focal adhesion kinase as well as the small GTPase RhoA. In the current study, we examined the involvement of the PTK Pyk2 in US28-induced cellular motility. Expression of a Pyk2 lacking the autophosphorylation site (Tyr-402) blocks US28-mediated SMC migration in response to RANTES, while the kinase-inactive mutant failed to elicit the same negative effect on migration. US28 stimulation with RANTES results in ligand-dependent and calcium-dependent phosphorylation of Pyk2 Tyr-402 and induced the formation of an active Pyk2 kinase complex containing several novel Pyk2 binding proteins. Interestingly, expression of the autophosphorylation site mutant Pyk2 F402Y did not abrogate the formation of an active Pyk2 kinase complex, but instead prevented US28-mediated activation of RhoA. These findings represent the first demonstration that US28 signals through Pyk2 and that this PTK participates in US28-mediated cellular motility via activation of RhoA. Additionally, US28 activated RhoA via Pyk2 in the U373 glioblastoma cells. Interestingly, the Pyk2 kinase complex in U373 contained several proteins known to participate in glioma tumorigenesis. These results provide a potential mechanistic link between HCMV-US28 and glioblastoma cell activation and motility.

Vomaske, Jennifer; Varnum, Susan M.; Melnychuk, Ryan; Smith, Patricia; Pasa-Tolic, Ljiljana; Shutthanandan, Janani I.; Streblow, Daniel N.

2010-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

307

Migratory Behavior of Adult Spring Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River and its Tributaries: Completion report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Migration patterns of adult spring chinook salmon above Willamette Falls differed depending on when the fish passed the Falls, with considerable among-fish variability. Early-run fish often terminated their migration for extended periods of time, in association with increased flows and decreased temperatures. Mid-run fish tended to migrate steadily upstream at a rate of 30-40 km/day. Late-run fish frequently ceased migrating or fell back downstream after migrating 10-200 km up the Willamette River or its tributaries; this appeared to be associated with warming water during summer and resulted in considerable mortality. Up to 40% of the adult salmon entering the Willamette River System above Willamette Falls (i.e. counted at the ladder) may die before reaching upriver spawning areas. Up to 10% of the fish passing up over Willamette Falls may fall-back below the Falls; some migrate to the Columbia River or lower Willamette River tributaries. If rearing conditions at hatcheries affect timing of adult returns because of different juvenile development rates and improper timing of smolt releases, then differential mortality in the freshwater segment of the adult migrations may confound interpretation of studies evaluating rearing practices.

Schreck, Carl B.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary in 2009  

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The study reported herein was funded as part of the Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program, which is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program study code is EST P 02 01: A Study of Salmonid Survival and Behavior through the Columbia River Estuary Using Acoustic Tags. The study was conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries for the USACE Portland District. Estimated survival of acoustic-tagged juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead through the lower Columbia River and estuary in 2009 was lowest in the final 50 km of the estuary. Probability of survival was relatively high (>0.90) for yearling and subyearling Chinook salmon from the Bonneville Dam forebay (rkm 236) to Three-tree Point (rkm 49.6). Survival of juvenile Chinook salmon declined sharply through the lower 50 km of the estuary. Acoustic-tagged steelhead smolts did not survive as well as juvenile Chinook salmon between Bonneville Dam and the mouth of the Columbia River. Steelhead survival began to decline farther upstream (at rkm 86) relative to that of the Chinook salmon stocks. Subyearling Chinook salmon survival decreased markedly as the season progressed. It remains to be determined whether later migrating subyearling Chinook salmon are suffering increasing mortality as the season progresses or whether some portion of the apparent loss is due to fish extending their freshwater residence. This study provided the first glimpse into what promises to be a very informative way to learn more about how juvenile salmonid passage experiences through the FCRPS may influence their subsequent survival after passing Bonneville Dam. New information regarding the influence of migration pathway through the lower 50 km of the Columbia River estuary on probability of survival of juvenile salmonids, combined with increased understanding regarding the foraging distances and time periods of avian predators should prove useful in developing or assessing management actions to reduce losses of juvenile salmonid smolts that attempt to pass through the estuary on their seaward migration.

McMichael, Geoffrey A.; Harnish, Ryan A.; Bellgraph, Brian J.; Carter, Jessica A.; Ham, Kenneth D.; Titzler, P. Scott; Hughes, Michael S.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Creating foreign policy locally: migratory labor and the Texas border, 1943-1952.  

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??Texas participated in the bracero program until 1943, when the Mexican government instituted a labor embargo against the state because of numerous reports of racial (more)

Robinson, Robert Steven

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Migratory patterns of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) revealed by natural geochemical tags in otoliths  

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Geochemical signatures in the otoliths of diadromous fishes may allow for retrospective analyses of natal origins. In an assessment of river-specific signatures in American shad (Alosa sapidissima), an anadromous clupeid ...

Walther, Benjamin (Benjamin Dwaine)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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file://Z:\2010 CX Rulemaking\01 Comments on Proposed Rule\Comme  

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02 02 Rulemaking to Amend 10 CFR Part 1021: National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures Comment On: DOE-HQ-2010-0002-0014 National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures Document: DOE-HQ-2010-0002-0019 Comment on FR Doc # 2010-32316 Submitter Information Name: William Kirk Williams Address: 5428 S. Broadwing Way 5428 S. Broadwing Way Boise, Idaho, 83716 Email: wkwllc@earthlink.net Fax: (208) 333-9506 General Comment Please do not include "Wind Turbines" and "Solar Potovoltaic" systems among categorical exclusions. Such projects are far too big and consume far too much land to be build without following the EIS process. Wind Turbines kill birds in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Without mandatory compliance with EIS no mechanism to assurme BMPs for minimizing bird kills will be in

312

Session: Avian migration and implications for wind power development in the Eastern United States  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of two presentations followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session was arranged to convey what is known about avian migration, particularly in the eastern US. The first presentation ''Migration Ecology: Issues of Scale and Behavior'' by Sarah Mabey frames the issue of migratory bird interactions with wind energy facilities from an ecological perspective: when, where, and why are migrant bird species vulnerable to wind turbine collision. The second presentation ''Radar Studies of Nocturnal Migration at Wind Sites in the Eastern US'' by Brian Cooper reported on radar studies conducted at wind sites in the eastern US, including Mount Storm, Clipper Wind, and others.

Mabey, Sarah; Cooper, Brian

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser  

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and the morphological (e.g. low wing loading, high wing aspect ratios), physiological (e.g. energy storage as stomach foraging trips) characteristics that allow breeding seabirds to provision concentrated energy to the nest to determine the origin, gender, and reproductive status of birds sighted at sea (Prince et al. 1999, Hyrenbach

Anderson, David J.

314

NOTICE OF DECISION BY THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION To: California Resources Agency  

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Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS in southwestern Minnesota to determine the relative influence of wind turbines on overall densities of upland transects that were placed along wind turbine strings within three CRP fields and in three CRP fields

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For the birds | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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of a protected zone - the native grass plot." The 3-acre native grass area reduces fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions while saving money; it is only mowed (bush-hogged) once...

316

SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRD ATLAS PROJECT 2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL  

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features (e.g. in the Karoo or Kalahari) or that are unfamiliar may present problems if you are using maps-Western Cape, Southern Coastal Belt & Little Karoo (Blue) Field Data Sheet 2 = West Coast and Succulent Karoo 4. Woodlands (incl. savanha, thornveld, bushveld, alien trees) 5. Fynbos 6. Karoo 7. Farmland 8

de Villiers, Marienne

317

BIRD FATALITY ASSOCIATIONS AND PREDICTIVE MODELS FOR THE APWRA  

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at those models in our sample in the APWRA Micon 65 Bonus Danwin Flowind Windmatic Enertech KCS-56 KVS-33 Enertech KCS-56 KVS-33 Howden Nordtank W.E.G. 25002000150010005000 N Effort Turbine model Sum proportion Predictor Variable df GOEA RTHA AMKE BUOW BAOW GHOW Turbine model 10 17.98t 20.70* 78.59** 44.59** 7.23 5

318

Winter Bird Use of the Chinese Tallow Tree in Louisiana.  

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??Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) is a non-native invasive tree that is of particular concern in the Southeastern United States. It has become naturalized in a (more)

Baldwin, Michael John

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

A riverscape perspective on habitat associations among riverine bird ...  

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used the straight-line valley distance and the sur- ... In each plot, we identified all trees (live and dead) ...... result is supported by other work that suggests that.

320

The English Sparrow  

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English Sparrow English Sparrow Nature Bulletin No. 139 January 24, 1948 Forest Preserve District of Cook County William N. Erickson, President Roberts Mann, Supt. of Conservation THE ENGLISH SPARROW The first bird a child sees, most places in the civilized world, is likely to be an English sparrow. In the cities, towns and country, the sparrow is a familiar part of everyday life. Like the cockroach, the rat, the house mouse and the house fly, the English sparrow has followed man over most of the earth, adjusting itself to different climates, foods, enemies and nesting places. Everybody thinks he "knows" the English sparrow. Yet this bird -- common as dirt, unloved and neglected -- is more of a world citizen than most birds and less studied than many rarer birds. It has so few distinctive markings that it is hard to describe, particularly the female, and may fool even skilled bird fans. It is of average size, average shape, average color, and has an average chirp. Furthermore, it is not a sparrow but one of the weaver finches a group of birds that build nests with openings in the side. Moreover, they are not particularly English, being native to Europe, Asia and North Africa, it is the " sparrow" mentioned in the Bible.

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321

NEWTON, Ask a Scientist at Argonne National Labs  

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Owl Predators Owl Predators Name: Mia Status: student Grade: K-3 Location: MN Country: USA Date: Winter 2011-2012 Question: What are the predators of a owl? Replies: Mia: Our largest adult owls have few predators. Smaller owls may be prey of other owls, long-eared owls are sometimes eaten by great horned owls, for example. Ground nesting owls, like short-eared owls, and especially nestlings, may be hunted by many predators, coyotes and other hawks and owls most likely. Nestlings of all birds, including owls may be hunted by other birds, raccoons, snakes and other animals that can climb trees. J. Elliott Hi Mia Predators of owls include: Opossums Racoons Hawks, Eagles and other raptors Other owls House cats Snakes that raid nests Accidents such as falling out of a nest, colliding with a tree, and electric power lines also contribute to owl mortality.

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Category:NEPA Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Resources Resources Jump to: navigation, search Category of resources that could be impacted by activities related to geothermal development. Pages in category "NEPA Resources" The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. A Access and Transportation Air Quality Areas of Critical Environmental Concern B BLM Sensitive Species C Candidate and Special Status Species Cultural Resources E Economic Values Environmental Justice F Fire Resources Fisheries Resources Floodplains G Geology and Minerals I Induced Seismicity Impact I cont. Intentional Destructive Acts Invasive, Nonnative Species L Lands and Realty Lands with Wilderness Characteristics M Migratory Birds N Native American Concerns Noise P Paleontological Resources Prime or Unique Farmlands Public Health and Safety

323

Identification of the Spawning, Rearing, and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, Annual Report 1993.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recovery efforts for the endangered fall chinook salmon necessitates knowledge of the factors limiting the various life history stages. This study attempts to identify those physical and biological factors which affect spawning of the fish in the free-flowing Snake River and their rearing seward migration through Columbia River basin reservoirs. The spawning was generally a November event in 1993, with some activity in late Oct. and early Dec. Spawning habitat availability was assessed by applying hydraulic and habitat models to known fall chinook salmon spawning sites. Juveniles were seined and PIT tagged in the free-flowing Snake River, and in the Columbia River in he Hanford Reach and in McNary Reservoir. Subyearling fish were marked at McNary Dam to relate river flow and migration patterns of juveniles to adult returns. Hydroacoustic surveys were conducted on McNary and John Day reservoirs and in net pens.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Tiffan, Kenneth F.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Identification of the Spawning, Rearing and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, Annual Report 1992.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document is the 1992 annual progress report for selected studies of fall chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha conducted by the National Biological Survey (NBS) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The decline in abundance of fall chinook salmon in the Snake River basin has become a growing concern. Effective recovery efforts for fall chinook salmon cannot be developed until we increase our knowledge of the factors that are limiting the various life history stages. This study attempts to identify those physical and biological factors which influence spawning of fall chinook salmon in the free-flowing Snake River and their rearing and seaward migration through Columbia River basin reservoirs.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Miller, William H.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Identification of the Spawning, Rearing, and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, Annual Report 1994.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Spawning ground surveys were conducted in 1994 as part of a five year study of Snake River chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawyacha begun in 1991. Observations of fall chinook salmon spawning in the Snake River were limited to infrequent aerial red counts in the years prior to 1987. From 1987-1990, red counts were made on a limited basis by an interagency team and reported by the Washington Department of Fisheries. Starting in 1991, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other cooperating agencies and organizations, expanded the scope of spawning ground surveys to include: (1) additional aerial surveys to improve red counts and provide data on the timing of spawning; (2) the validation (ground truthing) of red counts from aerial surveys to improve count accuracy; (3) underwater searches to locate reds in water too deep to allow detection from the air; and (4) bathymetric mapping of spawning sites for characterizing spawning habitat. This document is the 1994 annual progress report for selected studies of fall chinook salmon. The studies were undertaken because of the growing concern about the declining salmon population in the Snake River basin.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Tiffan, Kenneth F.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Regional Climate Change Scenarios over the United States Produced with a Nested Regional Climate Model  

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In this paper two continuous 3-year-long climate simulations over the continental United States are discussed, one for present-day conditions and one for conditions under double carbon dioxide concentration, conducted with a limited area model (...

Filippo Giorgi; Christine Shields Brodeur; Gary T. Bates

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

NESTED HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATION AND LIDAR VALIDATION OF A LAND BREEZE CIRCULATION  

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that ellipsoids can pack randomly more densely than spheres (Donev, et al., 2004). (a) Ra/Rb=1.0 (b) Ra/Rb=1.5 (c particles, Physical Review E, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp 1959-1978. Donev, A., Cisse, I. Sachs, D. Variano, E. A, Géotechnique, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 319-329. Man, W., Donev, A., Stillinger, F. H., Sullivan, M. T., Russel, W. B

Eloranta, Edwin W.

328

A novel method for testing normality in a mixed model of a nested classification  

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Normality is one of the most common assumptions made in the development of statistical models such as the fixed effect model and the random effect model. White and MacDonald [1980. Some large-sample tests for normality in the linear regression model. ... Keywords: Normality test, Random effect model, Shapiro-Wilk test, Simulations, Skewness test, Transformation

Yi-Ting Hwang; Peir Feng Wei

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

An Analysis of NMC's Nested Grid Model Forecasts of Alberta Clippers  

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Forecasts of Alberta Clippertype cyclones defined as cyclones that move southeastward from regions of western Canada into south-central Canada or the north-central United States before moving eastward to the coast of North America, were studied ...

Todd A. Hutchinson

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Energy Model Development and Heating Energy Investigation of the Nested Thermal Envelope Design (NTED (tm)).  

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??Space heating accounts for approximately 60% of residential energy use in Canada. Minimizing envelope heat losses is one approach to reducing this percentage. Preliminary research (more)

DIxon, Erin Elizabeth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Residential mobility and location choice: a nested logit model with sampling of alternatives  

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Waddell, P. : Modeling residential location in UrbanSim. In:D. (eds. ) Modelling Residential Location Choice. Springer,based model system and a residential location model. Urban

Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

From regular expressions to nested words: unifying languages and query execution for relational and XML sequences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is growing interest in query language extensions for pattern matching over event streams and stored database sequences, due to the many important applications that such extensions make possible. The push for such extensions has led DBMS vendors ...

Barzan Mozafari; Kai Zeng; Carlo Zaniolo

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator.  

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??A technology with the potential to create efficient and compact refrigeration devices is an active magnetic regenerative refrigerator (AMRR). AMRRs exploit the magnetocaloric effect displayed (more)

Tura, Armando

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Hierarchical and Nested Krylov Methods for Extreme-Scale Computing Lois Curfman McInnesa  

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-241-2850 EMAIL: help@nccs.gov URL: www.olcf.ornl.gov The research and activities described in this report were by Dave Pugmire, ORNL #12;OLCF: A History of Making a Difference 2 Breakthrough Science 12 Inside the OLCF science, and a wide range of other disciplines. #12;3Annual Report 2009 OLCF: A HISTORY OF MAKING

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Nested Fixed Depth Fluidic Sampler and At Tank Analysis System Deployment Strategy and Plan  

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Under the Hanford Site River Protection Project (RPP) privatization strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) requires the CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG) to supply tank waste to the privatization contractor, BNFL Inc. (BNFL), for separation and/or treatment and immobilization (vitrification). Three low-activity waste (LAW) specification envelopes represent the range of liquid waste types in the large, Hanford Site underground waste storage tanks. The CHG also is expected to supply high-level waste (HLW) separation and/or treatment and disposal. The HLW envelope is an aqueous slurry of insoluble suspended solids (sludge). The Phase 1 demonstration will extend over 24 years (1996 through 2019) and will be used to resolve technical uncertainties. About one-tenth of the total Hanford Site tank waste, by mass, will be processed during this period. This document provides a strategy and top-level implementation plan for demonstrating and deploying an alternative sampling technology. The alternative technology is an improvement to the current grab sampling and core sampling approaches that are planned to be used to support the RPP privatization contract. This work also includes adding the capability for some at-tank analysis to enhance the potential of this new technology to meet CHG needs. The first application is to LAW and HLW feed staging for privatization; the next is to support cross-site waste transfer from 200 West Area tanks.

REICH, F.R.

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Multiply Nested Regional Climate Simulation for Southern South America: Sensitivity to Model Resolution  

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Results are reported from two 5-month-long simulations for southern South America using the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State UniversityNCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5). The periods of simulation correspond to MaySeptember 1997 and 1998, which were ...

Maisa Rojas

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new function algebra of EXPTIME functions by safe nested recursion  

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Bellantoni and Cook have given a function-algebra characterization of the polynomial-time computable functions via an unbounded recursion scheme which is called safe recursion. Inspired by their work, we characterize the exponential-time computable functions ... Keywords: EXPTIME, Implicit computational complexity

Toshiyasu Arai; Naohi Eguchi

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting Skill Limits of Nested, Limited-Area Models: A Perfect-Model Approach  

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The fundamental hypothesis underlying the use of limited-area models (LAMs) is their ability to generate meaningful small-scale features from low-resolution information, provided as initial conditions and at their lateral boundaries by a model or ...

Ramn de Ela; Ren Laprise; Bertrand Denis

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rocking and rolling down an incline : the dynamics of nested cylinders on a ramp  

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In this thesis, I report the results of a combined experimental and theoretical investigation of a journal bearing, specifically, a cylinder suspended in a viscous fluid housed within a cylindrical shell, rolling down an ...

Vener, David Paul

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested Mesoscale Large-Eddy Simulations with WRF: Performance in Real Test Cases  

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This paper assesses the performance of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) as a tool for multiscale atmospheric simulations. Tests are performed in real and idealized cases with multiple configurations and with resolutions ranging ...

Charles Talbot; Elie Bou-Zeid; Jim Smith

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FINAL RESEARCH REPORT GREATER SAGE-GROUSE (CENTROCERCUS UROPHASIANUS) NESTING AND EARLY  

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in soil and water. Pathogenic micro-organisms detected were of the opportunistic type i.e. they are most should include a toe cut-out to account for proper sorter posture. The toe cut-out dimensions should training · Baler training .. · Sorter operations · Quality control · Mobile equipment operations

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Biophysical and physiological ecology of loggerhead turtle nests at Zakynthos and Kyparissia, Greece.  

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??Sea turtles bury large masses of eggs on beaches. Burying eggs deeply in sand provides a humid environment with fairly constant temperature, but also constrains (more)

Suss, Jack Samuel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Risk Analysis Framework for Golden Eagle Population Responses to Wind Power  

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The development of quick snapshot metrics that can serve as reliable diagnostic tools for assessing avian population status has great appeal. In this study, stochastic simulation modeling and tree-structured regression analyses were used to evaluate the reliability of two proposed snapshot metrics in territorial birds: the floater/breeder ratio and the rate of nest occupancy by immature subadults. The demographic model, parameterized with field data from an intensively studied ...

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-billed curlews on the Yakima Training Center: Information for base realignment  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes and discusses the results obtained during 1992 from the study of long-billed curlews on the Yakima Training Center (YTC), which Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted for the US Department of the Army. This study was initiated to provide basic ecological information on YTC long-billed curlews (Numenius americanus). The long-billed curlew is a relatively common spring and summer resident on the YTC. However, other than casual observations, very little is known about the distribution, density, reproductive success, and habitat requirements for this species on the YTC. Until recently the long-billed curlew was a US Fish and Wildlife Service candidate for listing as threatened or endangered; however, on November 21, 1991 it was down-listed to Class IIIc. The Washington Department of Wildlife lists the long-billed curlew as a ``species of special concern.`` Specific objectives of this study were to (1) locate nesting areas, (2) locate brood-rearing areas, (3) evaluate habitat requirements, (4) determine diet, (5) evaluate response to troop activities, (6) evaluate the impact of livestock grazing, (7) estimate the population size, and (8) estimate recruitment rates. Six curlews (four females and two males) were captured and fitted with radio transmitters. These birds were relocated to obtain nesting, habitat use, and feeding information. Road surveys conducted over most of the YTC provided information on the bird`s general distribution, habitat requirements, and nesting and brood-rearing areas.

Hand, K.D.; Cadwell, L.L.; Eberhardt, L.E.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Farm Feasibility Study  

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Saint Francis University has assessed the Swallow Farm property located in Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania as a potential wind power development site. Saint Francis worked with McLean Energy Partners to have a 50-meter meteorological tower installed on the property in April 2004 and continues to conduct a meteorological assessment of the site. Results suggest a mean average wind speed at 80 meters of 17 mph with a net capacity factor of 31 - 33%. Approximate electricity generation capacity of the project is 10 megawatts. Also, the University used matching funds provided by the federal government to contract with ABR, Inc. to conduct radar studies of nocturnal migration of birds and bats during the migrations seasons in the Spring and Fall of 2005 with a mean nocturnal flight altitude of 402 meters with less than 5% of targets at altitudes of less than 125 meters. The mean nocturnal passage rate was 166 targets/km/h in the fall and 145 targets/km/h in the spring. Lastly, University faculty and students conducted a nesting bird study May - July 2006. Seventy-three (73) species of birds were observed with 65 determined to be breeding or potentially breeding species; this figure represents approximately 30% of the 214 breeding bird species in Pennsylvania. No officially protected avian species were determined to be nesting at Swallow Farm.

Richard Curry; Erik Foley; DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett

2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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REMEMBERING LEE BIRD, 1918-2013 Born February 20, 1918 in Bala-Cynwyd, a Philadelphia suburb, Benjamin Lee Bird died  

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and then in offensive operations against the Japanese first in New Guinea and ending four years later in Okinawa. He

Wolfe, Patrick J.

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Seasonal home ranges and migration of red deer (Cervus elaphus).  

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??1. Many studies have dealt with home range and migratory patterns of Cervid species, but there are few explicit analyses quantifying migratory patterns and home (more)

Kleveland, Kirsten

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blood meal host preferences of Culex salinarius Coquillett (Diptera : culicidae) in Chambers County, Texas  

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Bloodmeal host preferences were assessed for Culex salinarius populations occurring along the upper Gulf Coast region of East Texas. Over a one-year period beginning in September 1991, blood-engorged female Cx. salinarius specimens were collected on a monthly basis from three field sites in Chambers County, TX. The source of blood contained in each specimen was determined using a modified precipitin test. The results were used to calculate seasonal foraging ratios for mosquito populations sampled at each site. No noticeable changes in bloodmeal host preferences occurred for Cx. salinarius populations sampled at the coastal marsh site during the study period. Mammals were the primary sources of bloodmeals for these populations, with most mosquitoes collected having fed on cattle. There was an increase in specimens testing positive for avian blood during winter (Dec.-Feb.) commensurate with the arrival of migratory goose populations in the vicinity. The overall foraging ratio, however, did not change. Culex salinarius populations sampled at the upper marsh site also demonstrated a preference for mammalian blood throughout the year. However, forage ratios indicated these populations varied in the mammals upon which they fed, with a number of specimens having fed on armadillos. Cx. salinarius populations sampled at the up-county site demonstrated greater tendency to select birds as bloodmeal sources. Mosquito specimens at this site tested positive for either passeriiform or ciconiiform birds, with a few specimens testing positive for rabbits and cattle. A preference was shown for ciconiiform birds during the spring (March-May). During the rest of the year, passeriiform birds served more as a source of bloodmeals for Cx. salinarius populations. Forage ratios indicated the use of passeriiform birds was not a function of preference, but rather a result of these birds being abundant at the up-county site. Results of this study substantiate earlier findings that Cx. salinarius females will use both mammals and birds as sources of bloodmeals. Females of this species are generalistic feeders and will utilize hosts that are in greatest abundance or which require the least amount of energy on the part of the mosquito to acquire.

Grieco, John Paul

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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51 - 7760 of 26,764 results. 51 - 7760 of 26,764 results. Download 12 Annual Small Business Conference & Expo Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)-Bridging the Gap Between Federal Agencies and MSIs http://energy.gov/diversity/downloads/12-annual-small-business-conference-expo-minority-serving-institutions-msis Download Voices of Experience: Insights on Smart Grid Customer Engagement (July 2013) The success of the Smart Grid will depend in part on consumers taking a more proactive role in managing their energy use. This document is the result of a nine-month effort to compile information... http://energy.gov/oe/downloads/voices-experience-insights-smart-grid-customer-engagement-july-2013 Download Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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21 - 2630 of 31,917 results. 21 - 2630 of 31,917 results. Download Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2006 Welcome to the 48th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We remember Lynton Caldwell, who promoted a vision of productive harmony - a balance of the interests of the environment and human society. The NEPA process remains a useful tool for pursuing that vision by integrating environmental analysis into the decisionmaking process. With this issue, we have completed 12 years of LLQR. http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/lessons-learned-quarterly-report-september-2006 Download Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the

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GRR/Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process | Open Energy  

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GRR/Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process GRR/Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 12 - Flora & Fauna Resource Assessment Process 12 - FloraFaunaResourceAssessmentProcess.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Fish and Wildlife Service US Army Corps of Engineers Bureau of Land Management Regulations & Policies Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Marine Mammal Protection Act Migratory Bird Treaty Act Endangered Species Act State species protection acts Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 12 - FloraFaunaResourceAssessmentProcess.pdf 12 - FloraFaunaResourceAssessmentProcess.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range.

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Sensitive Species  

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Sensitive Species Sensitive Species Sensitive Species By avoiding or minimizing the impact of Laboratory activities on sensitive species, LANL can potentially reduce the possibility of these species being upgraded to federal protection. April 12, 2012 sensitive species The bald eagle is one of our sensitive species. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email Sensitive species are plants and animals that are protected at the state or local level. Keeping sensitive species safe We strive to minimize the impact of Laboratory operations on sensitive species, which are plants and animals not protected by the federal Endangered Species Act or the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, but are protected on state or local levels.

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Colorado | Department of Energy  

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December 21, 2012 December 21, 2012 The Rocky Flats Plant was first established in 1951 as a nuclear weapons manufacturing facility. Today, almost 4,000 acres make up the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Located just 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, the refuge provides a habitat for migratory birds and mammals. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Photo of the Week: Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Check out our favorite energy-related photos! November 1, 2012 Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-13-01 Implementation of the Department of Energy's Concentrating Solar Power Program October 31, 2012 EA-1914: Notice of Scoping of an Environmental Assessment National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, CO

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CX-001650: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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650: Categorical Exclusion Determination 650: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001650: Categorical Exclusion Determination Safeguards and Security Enhanced Assessment System CX(s) Applied: B2.2 Date: 04/19/2010 Location(s): Richland, Washington Office(s): Environmental Management, Office of River Protection-Richland Office The proposed action will install six wooden utility poles at various locations within and surrounding 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. Each pole will have a 50-foot diameter compacted gravel circle at its base for boom truck access on an as needed basis. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-001650.pdf More Documents & Publications Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds CX-009690: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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CX-001577: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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1577: Categorical Exclusion Determination 1577: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001577: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wind Turbine Model and Pilot Project for Alternative Energy: Infrastructure for Research, Policy, Education and Outreach on Wind Power Along our Nation's Coasts CX(s) Applied: B3.1, A9 Date: 03/29/2010 Location(s): Delaware Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office The University of Delaware (UD) proposes to construct one shore-side, utility-scale wind turbine at their Lewes Campus. The objective is to provide educational opportunities for students, facilitate research (science/engineering/policy) on aspects of wind energy that are specific to the coastal environment (salt tolerance, impact on migratory birds in the Atlantic flyway), take advantage of expertise in the UD composite center to

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Environmental Cleanup | Department of Energy  

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February 11, 2013 February 11, 2013 The Office of Nuclear Energy's mission is to advance nuclear power as a resource that can meet the United State's energy, environmental and national security needs. Office of Nuclear Energy Launches New Website A new website for NE means easier access to information and more up-to-date news for users. Check it out! January 30, 2013 Legacy Management Sites January 15, 2013 Secretary Chu, Governor Gregoire Issue Statement on Hanford Cleanup U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Governor Chris Gregoire issued a joint statement on the cleanup efforts underway at Hanford. December 21, 2012 The Rocky Flats Plant was first established in 1951 as a nuclear weapons manufacturing facility. Today, almost 4,000 acres make up the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Located just 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, the refuge provides a habitat for migratory birds and mammals. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group -  

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group - August 12, 2011 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group - August 12, 2011 August 12, 2011 - 2:20pm Addthis The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected an integrated team of professionals from three environmental consulting firms to prepare the DOE Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing the Northern Pass Presidential Permit application and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the group. Addthis Related Articles Departments of State and Energy Establish Global Partnership to Green U.S. Embassies and Consulates Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE, Northern Pass and SE Group - August 12, 2011 DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2013 | Department of Energy  

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

December 2013 December 2013 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2013 Welcome to the 77th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue reminds us that, through teamwork and dedication by DOE's NEPA community, we can produce high quality documents that enhance the Department's decisionmaking and help protect the environment. Articles in this issue include: Was Your NEPA Process Just One More Hurdle, or Did It Make a Difference? Bonneville Participates in Regional Infrastructure Team EPA EIS Mapper Tool Online Tribal Training Key Reference Document on Climate Change Golden Field Office Relocates Golden FONSI Template EPA Ratings of DOE Draft EISs New Migratory Bird MOU Jim Daniel To Retire Transitions EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter Cost and Time Facts

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Surveys of the distribution of seabirds found in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the District of Puna, Hawaii. Final report  

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In 1993, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) entered into an interagency agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct specific biological surveys to identify potential impacts of the proposed geothermal development on the natural resources of the East Rift Zone. This report presents information from published literature information and new field data on seabird populations on the island of Hawaii. These data are analyzed with regard to potential impacts of geothermal development on seabird populations in this area. Fifteen species of seabirds, waterbirds, and shorebirds are documented or suspected of being found using habitats within or immediately adjacent to the three geothermal subzones located in the Puna district on the island of Hawai`i. Of these species, two are on the federal Endangered Species List, three are on the State of Hawaii Endangered Species List, and all 15 are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Act.

Reynolds, M.; Ritchotte, G.; Viggiano, A.; Dwyer, J.; Nielsen, B.; Jacobi, J.D. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii National Park, HI (United States). Hawaii Research Station

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2001 Welcome to the 28th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This completes our seventh year of providing performance metrics, news, and guidance to the DOE NEPA Community. We thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. Articles included in this issue: NEPA Compliance Officers Consider Further Improvements NCO Meeting Federal/State/Tribal Coordination Forest Fire; Forest Preserved View From EPA Streamlining Approvals of Energy Projects NEPA Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Mediation DOE-wide NEPA Contracting Executive Order on Migratory Birds FERC Outreach for Natural Gas Approvals Life-Cycle Assessment for "Green" Projects

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Cell-matrix interactions : collagen-GAG scaffold fabrication, characterization, and measurement of cell migratory and contractile behavior via confocal microscopy  

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Three-dimensional, collagen scaffolds are an analog of the extracellular matrix and are used for many tissue engineering applications. While material and microstructural properties significantly affect overall scaffold ...

Harley, Brendan A. (Brendan Andrew), 1978-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotopic evidence of distinct foraging ecology and movement pattern in two migratory1 predators (yellowfin tuna and swordfish) of the western Indian Ocean2  

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(yellowfin tuna and swordfish) of the western Indian Ocean2 3 Frédéric Ménard(1)* , Anne Lorrain(1) , Michel tissues of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and swordfish (Xiphias gladius) of various20 sizes were access to a larger size range of prey than yellowfin tuna. In contrast, yellowfin32 juveniles and adults

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Genetic stock structure and inferred migratory patterns of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in Sri Lankan waters.  

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??Tuna are the major marine fishery in Sri Lanka, and yellowfin tuna (YFT) (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (SJT) (Katsuwonus pelamis) represent 94% of all (more)

Dammannagoda Acharige, Sudath Terrence

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Identification of the Spawning, Rearing, and Migratory Requirements of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, 1991 Annual Progress Report.  

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This document is the 1991 annual progress report for selected studies of fall chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The decline in abundance of fall chinook salmon in the Snake River basin has become a growing concern. In April 1992, Snake River fall chinook salmon were listed as ``threatened`` under the Endangered Species Act. Effective recovery efforts for fall chinook salmon can not be developed until we increase our knowledge of the factors that are limiting the various life history stages. This study attempts to identify those physical and biological factors which influence spawning of fall chinook salmon in the free-flowing Snake River and their rearing and seaward migration through Columbia River basin reservoirs.

Rondorf, Dennis W.; Miller, William H.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Summer Flow Augmentation on the Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon; 2002-2003 Annual Report.  

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This report summarizes results of research activities conducted in 2002 and years previous to aid in the management and recovery of fall chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in the Columbia River basin. The report is divided into self-standing chapters. For detailed summaries, we refer the reader to the abstracts given on the second page of each chapter. The Annual Reporting section includes information provided to fishery managers in-season and post-season, and it contains a detailed summary of life history and survival statistics on wild Snake River fall chinook salmon juveniles for the years 1992-2002. Peer-review publication remains a high priority of this research project, and it insures that our work meets high scientific standards. The Bibliography of Published Journal Articles section provides citations for peer-reviewed papers coauthored by personnel of project 199102900 that were written or published from 1998 to 2003.

Tiffan, Kenneth F.; Haskell, Craig A. (US Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA); Connor, William P. (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fishery Resource Office, Ahsahka, ID)

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Effects of Summer Flow Augmentation on the Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon; 2004-2005 Annual Report.  

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This report summarizes results of research activities conducted in 2004 and years previous to aid in the management and recovery of fall Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in the Columbia River basin. For detailed summaries, we refer the reader to the abstracts given on the second page of each chapter. The Annual Reporting section includes information provided to fishery managers in-season and post-season, and it contains a detailed summary of life history and survival statistics on wild Snake River fall Chinook salmon juveniles for the years 1992-2004. Publication is a high priority of our staff. Publication provides our results to a wide audience, and it insures that our work meets high scientific standards. The Bibliography of Published Journal Articles section provides citations for peer-reviewed papers co-authored by personnel of project 1991-02900 that were written or published from 1998 to 2005.

Tiffan, Kenneth F. (US Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA); Connor, William P. (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fishery Resource Office, Ahsahka, ID)

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Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Use and Population Demographics at the Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area, Carbon County, Wyoming  

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This study was conducted to obtain baseline data on use of the proposed Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area (SRWRA) in Carbon County, Wyoming by greater sage-grouse. The first two study years were designed to determine pre-construction seasonally selected habitats and population-level vital rates (productivity and survival). The presence of an existing wind energy facility in the project area, the PacifiCorp Seven Mile Hill (SMH) project, allowed us to obtain some information on initial sage-grouse response to wind turbines the first two years following construction. To our knowledge these are the first quantitative data on sage-grouse response to an existing wind energy development. This report presents results of the first two study years (April 1, 2009 through March 30, 2011). This study was selected for continued funding by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Sage-Grouse Collaborative (NWCC-SGC) and has been ongoing since March 30, 2011. Future reports summarizing results of this research will be distributed through the NWCC-SGC. To investigate population trends through time, we determined the distribution and numbers of males using leks throughout the study area, which included a 4-mile radius buffer around the SRWRA. Over the 2-year study, 116 female greater sage-grouse were captured by spotlighting and use of hoop nets on roosts surrounding leks during the breeding period. Radio marked birds were located anywhere from twice a week to once a month, depending on season. All radio-locations were classified to season. We developed predictor variables used to predict success of fitness parameters and relative probability of habitat selection within the SRWRA and SMH study areas. Anthropogenic features included paved highways, overhead transmission lines, wind turbines and turbine access roads. Environmental variables included vegetation and topography features. Home ranges were estimated using a kernel density estimator. We developed resource selection functions (RSF) to estimate probability of selection within the SRWRA and SMH. Fourteen active greater sage-grouse leks were documented during lek surveys Mean lek size decreased from 37 in 2008 to 22 in 2010. Four leks located 0.61, 1.3, 1.4 and 2.5 km from the nearest wind turbine remained active throughout the study, but the total number of males counted on these four leks decreased from 162 the first year prior to construction (2008), to 97 in 2010. Similar lek declines were noted in regional leks not associated with wind energy development throughout Carbon County. We obtained 2,659 sage-grouse locations from radio-equipped females, which were used to map use of each project area by season. The sage-grouse populations within both study areas are relatively non-migratory, as radio-marked sage-grouse used similar areas during all annual life cycles. Potential impacts to sage-grouse from wind energy infrastructure are not well understood. The data rom this study provide insight into the early interactions of wind energy infrastructure and sage-grouse. Nest success and brood-rearing success were not statistically different between areas with and without wind energy development in the short-term. Nest success also was not influenced by anthropogenic features such as turbines in the short-term. Additionally, female survival was similar among both study areas, suggesting wind energy infrastructure was not impacting female survival in the short-term; however, further analysis is needed to identify habitats with different levels of risk to better understand the impact of wind enregy development on survival. Nest and brood-rearing habitat selection were not influenced by turbines in the short-term; however, summer habitat selection occurred within habitats closer to wind turbines. Major roads were avoided in both study areas and during most of the seasons. The impact of transmission lines varied among study areas, suggesting other landscape features may be influencing selection. The data provided in this report are preliminary and are not meant to provide a basis for fo

Gregory D. Johnson; Chad W. LeBeau; Ryan Nielsen; Troy Rintz; Jamey Eddy; Matt Holloran

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Birds prefer to breed in sites with low radioactivity in Chernobyl  

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, the final report on mutations in children of atomic bomb survivors showed little or no effect (Neel et al consider- able attention by scientists since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs in 1945. However. 1988). Likewise, a recent report on the biological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl

Mousseau, Timothy A.

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Complementary Descriptive and Experimental Studies of Clinal Variation in Birds Author(s): Frances C. James  

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to the survival and reproduction of individuals at different localities. Laboratory and field experiments with Red-winged

Weston, Ken

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Limits to Species' Distributions: Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Breeding Bird Populations Along an Ecological Gradient  

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2004. Energy and water budgets of larks in a life history2004. Energy and water budgets of larks in a life history

Hargrove, Lori

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contamination of Wind Profiler Data by Migrating Birds: Characteristics of Corrupted Data and Potential Solutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Winds measured with 915- and 404-MHz wind profilers are frequently found to have nonrandom errors as large as 15 m s?1 when compared to simultaneously measured rawinsonde winds. Detailed studies of these errors which occur only at night below ...

J. M. Wilczak; R. G. Strauch; F. M. Ralph; B. L. Weber; D. A. Merritt; J. R. Jordan; D. E. Wolfe; L. K. Lewis; D. B. Wuertz; J. E. Gaynor; S. A. McLaughlin; R. R. Rogers; A. C. Riddle; T. S. Dye

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Selection and Testing of an Internet Protocol Video Camera for the Bird Activity Monitor  

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Avian interactions such as collisions and electrocutions with overhead power lines, communication towers, wind turbines, and other utility structures are subjects of increasing concern among utilities, regulatory agencies, and environmental organizations. However, our ability to quantify the temporal and spatial extent of the problem or the efficacy of mitigating measures is severely hampered by a lack of standard monitoring methods and tools. EPRI initiated a project in 2000 that led to the development ...

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BIRD BEHAVIORS IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 8.1 INTRODUCTION  

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57 34 2.21 Micon 28 18 1.80 KCS-56 58 9 0.36 Enertech 29 27 2.70 KCS-56 59 11 0.44 Enertech 30 40 4, Flowind 42 52 5.20 KVS-33 13 29 3.48 Bonus 43 45 4.50 KCS-56 14 12 1.80 Bonus 44 52 5.20 KCS-56 15 15 2.13 Bonus 45 31 1.24 Enertech 16 15 3.10 Bonus, Flowind 46 21 1.17 Micon, Enertech 17 18 2.64 Bonus, Flowind

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CHI-SQUARE TEST STATISTICS AND DERIVED MEASURES OF EFFECT FOR HAWKS, RAPTORS, AND ALL BIRDS  

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.31 1.22 6 Danwin 1 1.25 0.80 0 Flowind 4 9.96 0.40 -2 Windmatic 2 2.79 0.72 0 Enertech 4 12.66 0.32 -4 1.10 2.73 1 41.2 3 2.54 1.18 0 44.9 0 0.04 0 0 48.6 0 0.15 0 0 52.0 4 6.00 0.67 -1 Height (m ÷ Exp Accountable percent Turbine congestion (no. in 300 m) ** 0 - ­12 44 27.87 1.58 7 13 - ­24 102 109

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CHI-SQUARE TEST STATISTICS AND DERIVED MEASURES OF EFFECT FOR VARIOUS BIRDS  

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.28 0 -1 Flowind 0 2.21 0 -4 Windmatic 0 0.62 0 -1 Enertech 2 2.81 0.71 -2 KCS-56 30 27.30 1.10 5 KVS-33.28 0 -1 34.4 10 10.04 1 0 36.9 7 5.11 1.37 4 37.2 0 0.06 0 0 40.3 2 0.24 8.20 3 41.2 0 0.57 0 -1 44.9 0.18 5 Intense control 16 26.44 0.61 -19 Rodent control through 2002 * Unknown 1 0.65 1.53 1 None 17 9

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Post-Eocene climate change, niche conservatism, and the latitudinal diversity gradient of New World birds  

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of Paleobotany, 7th Quadrennial Conference, Bariloche,of Paleobotany, 7th Quadrennial Conference, Bariloche,

Hawkins, Bradford A.; Diniz, JAF; Jaramillo, C A; Soeller, S A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limits to Species' Distributions: Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Breeding Bird Populations Along an Ecological Gradient  

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spp. (mostly polycarpa) Ambrosia dumosa CylindropuntiaWashingtonia filifera) Ambrosia salsola Agave desertiincluded: (E) white bur-sage (Ambrosia dumosa), ocotillo (

Hargrove, Lori

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Host diversity begets parasite diversity: bird final hosts and trematodes in snail intermediate hosts  

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disease risk: the case of lyme disease. Conserv. Biol. 14,the risk of human exposure to Lyme disease decreases with2000). Ixodid ticks vector Lyme disease (a spirochaete

Hechinger, R F; Lafferty, K D

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerial Righting, Directed Aerial Descent, and Maneuvering in the Evolution of Flight in Birds  

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use of a force sensor and 3D printer. Chapter 4 Disturbancewere then output to a 3D printer (ProJet HD 3000; 3D Systems

Evangelista, Dennis Jose

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Host diversity begets parasite diversity: bird final hosts and trematodes in snail intermediate hosts  

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trans- mission. Am. Nat. 138, 867880. Host diversity begetsparasite diversity Combes, C. 2001 Parasitism: the ecology2004 Measuring biological diversity. Maldan, MA: Blackwell

Hechinger, R F; Lafferty, K D

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

The value of forest strips for understorey birds in an Amazonian plantation landscape  

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of Jari´ Celulose S.A., located on the border between the states of Amapa´ and Para´ in north of the landscape, was developed from a combination of land-use data provided by Jari Celulose S.A and a 2003 Land of Orsa Florestal and Jari Celulose in Jari for permission to work on in their landholding, as well

Barlow, Jos

382

The value of primary, secondary and plantation forests for Amazonian birds  

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, lignina e celulose, que fortalecem as paredes da célula (Mandell e Baker, 1991). Jabaji-Hare et al. (1994

Barlow, Jos

383

Limits to Species' Distributions: Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Breeding Bird Populations Along an Ecological Gradient  

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the Peninsular Mountains in the Colorado Desert, California,between the Peninsular Range and Colorado Desert in southernthe Peninsular Ranges and Colorado Desert. The Peninsular

Hargrove, Lori

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

A p system based model of an ecosystem of some scavenger birds  

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In [1], we presented a P system in order to study the evolution of the bearded vulture in the Pyrenees (NE Spain). Here, we present a new model that overcomes some limitations of the previous work incorporating other scavenger species and additional ...

Mnica Cardona; M. Angels Colomer; Antoni Margalida; Ignacio Prez-Hurtado; Mario J. Prez-Jimnez; Delf Sanuy

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

The Bird in the Hand: Stipulated Settlements and Electricity Regulation in Florida  

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to water and wastewater utilities. 3 It is the policy of the law to encourage and favour the compromise and settlement of controversies when such settlement is entered into fairly and in good faith by competent parties, and is not procured by fraud... of substantial rate increases in the 1970s and early 1980s. The increases reflected a variety of factors, including inflation, the oil crisis, system expansion and the building of new generation plant including nuclear. In this context the OPC was created...

Littlechild, Stephen C

386

The Correction for Thermal-Lag Effects in Sea-Bird CTD Data  

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A practical method for determining the CTD thermal-lag correction amplitude ? and time constant ? is presented. The method is based upon minimizing the salinity separation of temperature-salinity curves from upcasts and downcasts of a yo-yo ...

James Morison; Roger Andersen; Nordeen Larson; Eric D'Asaro; Tim Boyd

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appendix 35 Pre-1850 Species List for the Flathead Subbasin  

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Common Name Birds Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Birds Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Birds Birds Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Birds Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Birds Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera Birds Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Birds Northern Pintail Anas acuta Birds Green-winged Teal Anas

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Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River: 1998 Annual Report.  

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The authors initiated a field study in 1997 to assess the impacts of fish-eating colonial waterbirds (i.e., terns, cormorants, and gulls) on the survival of juvenile salmonids in the lower Columbia River. Here the authors present results from the 1998 breeding season, the second field season of work on this project. The research objectives in 1998 were to: (1) determine the location, size, nesting chronology, nesting success, and population trajectories of breeding colonies of fish-eating birds in the lower Columbia River; (2) determine diet composition of fish-eating birds, including taxonomic composition and energy content of various prey types; (3) estimate forage fish consumption rates, with special emphasis on juvenile salmonids, by breeding adults and their young; (4) determine the relative vulnerability of different groups of juvenile salmonids to bird predation; (5) identify foraging range, foraging strategies, and habitat utilization by piscivorous waterbirds; and (6) test the feasibility of various alternative methods for managing avian predation on juvenile salmonids and develop recommendations to reduce avian predation, if warranted by the results.

Collis, Ken; Adamany, Stephanie; Roby, Daniel D.; Craig, David P.; Lyons, Donald E.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nest predation, predator abundance, and avian diversity in transmission line corridors and adjacent habitats in east central Texas.  

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??Transmission line corridors and other types of rights-of-way (ROW) are narrower and more continuous than other types of disturbances and, therefore, result in a proportionately (more)

Hubbard, Tani Ann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear fluid---structure interaction problem. Part II: space discretization, implementation aspects, nested parallelization and application examples  

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The main focus of the present article is the development of a general solution framework for coupled and/or interaction multi-physics problems based upon re-using existing codes into software products. In particular, we discuss how to build this software ... Keywords: CTL implementation, Finite element, Finite volume, Fluid---structure interaction

Christophe Kassiotis; Adnan Ibrahimbegovic; Rainer Niekamp; Hermann G. Matthies

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second Malignant Neoplasms in Digestive Organs After Childhood Cancer: A Cohort-Nested Case-Control Study  

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Purpose: Cancers of the digestive system constitute a major risk for childhood cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy once they reach adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine therapy-related risk factors for the development of a second malignancy in the digestive organs (SMDO) after a childhood cancer. Methods and Materials: Among 4,568 2-year survivors of a childhood solid cancer diagnosed before 17 years of age at eight French and British centers, and among 25,120 patients diagnosed as having a malignant neoplasm before the age of 20 years, whose data were extracted from the Nordic Cancer Registries, we matched 58 case patients (41 men and 17 women) of SMDO and 167 controls, in their respective cohort, for sex, age at first cancer, calendar year of occurrence of the first cancer, and duration of follow-up. The radiation dose received at the site of each second malignancy and at the corresponding site of its matched control was estimated. Results: The risk of developing a SMDO was 9.7-fold higher in relation to the general populations in France and the United Kingdom. In the case-control study, a strong dose-response relationship was estimated, compared with that in survivors who had not received radiotherapy; the odds ratio was 5.2 (95% CI, 1.7-16.0) for local radiation doses between 10 and 29 Gy and 9.6 (95% CI, 2.6-35.2) for doses equal to or greater than 30 Gy. Chemotherapy was also found to increase the risk of developing SMDO. Conclusions: This study confirms that childhood cancer treatments strongly increase the risk of SMDO, which occur only after a very long latency period.

Tukenova, Markhaba; Diallo, Ibrahima [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Anderson, Harald [Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden); Hawkins, Mike [Center for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom); Garwicz, Stanislaw [Childhood Cancer Research Center, University Children's Hospital, Lund (Sweden); Sankila, Risto [Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki (Finland); El Fayech, Chiraz [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Winter, Dave [Center for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom); Rubino, Carole [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Adjadj, Elisabeth [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Curie Institute, Paris (France); Haddy, Nadia; Oberlin, Odile [Radiation Epidemiology Group, CESP Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, INSERM, Villejuif (France); University Paris Sud 11, UMRS, Villejuif (France); Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif (France); Moller, Torgil [Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden); Langmark, Froydis [Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki (Finland); and others

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Development of a Nested Grid, Second Moment Turbulence Closure Model and Application to the 1982 ASCOT Brush Creek Data Simulation  

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An improved, second-moment turbulence-closure model and a random particle kernel diffusion model are described and tested with the 1982 ASCOT (Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain) data collected in Brush Creek, Colorado. Three improvements of ...

T. Yamada; S. Bunker

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-nested Models and the likelihood Ratio Statistic: A Comparison of Simulation and Bootstrap-based Tests  

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Kapetanios, George; Weeks, Melvyn

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The Instability of Long's Stationary Solution and the Evolution toward Severe Downslope Windstorm Flow. Part I: Nested Grid Numerical Simulations  

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Through direct numerical simulation, the instability of Long's exact finite-amplitude steady-state solution to the problem of stratified flow over topography and the subsequent evolution towards severe downslope windstorm flow is investigated. ...

J. F. Scinocca; W. R. Peltier

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnosing Coupled Jet-Streak Circulations for a Northern Plains Snow Band from the Operational Nested-Grid Model  

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On 17 March 1989, moderate to heavy snow developed in a 100- to 200-km-wide band extending from South Dakota to northern Michigan. The 4- to 8-inch snowfall within this band was not associated with major cyclogenesis, and developed 500 to 600 km ...

Gregory J. Hakim; Louis W. Uccellini

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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nature materials | VOL 4 | APRIL 2005 | www.nature.com/naturematerials 293 Nested self-similar wrinkling patterns in skins  

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of an active galaxy. The calculation for this structure is based on the program presented and discussed or molecules, which together result in a measurable signal. But there is a way to induce the molecules to emit of the Galactic maser emission #12;1.1. Basics 3 E Figure 1.1 - The principle pumping and amplification of maser

Mahadevan, L.

397

Larks and Meadowlarks  

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Larks and Meadowlarks Larks and Meadowlarks Nature Bulletin No. 195-A June 5, 1964 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation LARKS AND MEADOWLARKS Our common names for many birds are confusing. Our robin is really a thrush Its young have speckled breasts like other thrushes, including the bluebird. The European robin belongs to a different family and is a much smaller bird with a brighter orange-red breast. The English sparrow is not a sparrow. Our native sparrows belong to the Finch family which includes the cardinal, grosbeak, towhee, crossbills, buntings and finches. These misleading common names probably originated from resemblances to birds our early colonists had known in Europe. The Meadowlark is not a lark at all, although it nests on the ground in lark-fashion, but is close kin to the bobolinks, orioles and blackbirds. The Horned lark is the only American member of the lark family, otherwise found in northern Europe, Africa, Asia and India. To that family belongs the poet's bird, the Skylark, of which Shakespeare wrote: "Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings." The second stanza of Shelley's Ode to a Skylark -- which begins: "Hail to thee, blithe spirit ! " -- is typical.

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Radical-pair model of magnetoreception with spin-orbit coupling  

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The mechanism used by migratory birds to orientate themselves using the geomagnetic field is still a mystery in many species. The radical pair mechanism, in which very weak magnetic fields can influence certain types of spin-dependent chemical reactions, leading to biologically observable signals, has recently imposed itself as one of the most promising candidates for certain species. This is thanks both to its extreme sensitivity and its capacity to reproduce results from behavioral studies. Still, in order to gain a directional sensitivity, an anisotropic mechanism is needed. Recent proposals have explored the possibility that such an anisotropy is due to the electron-nucleus hyperfine interaction. In this work we explore a different possibility, in which the anisotropy is due to spin-orbit coupling between the electron spin and its angular momentum. We will show how a spin-orbit-coupling-based magnetic compass can have performances comparable with the usually-studied nuclear-hyperfine based mechanism. Our results could thus help researchers actively looking for candidate biological molecules which may host magnetoreceptive functions, both to describe magnetoreception in birds as well as to develop artificial chemical compass systems.

Neill Lambert; Simone De Liberato; Clive Emary; Franco Nori

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The Entire Zoology Archive  

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Zoology Archives Zoology Archives Zoology Archives, Since May 2000 Table of Contents: Bat Pets Insect Bites Earthworms and Soil Wren House Jumping Insects Killdeer Nesting Intolerance or Allergy to Milk Art and Mitosis Injured Animals Junebug Food Swans and Eggs Cat Eye Pupils Cob Web Origin Bee Sting Venom Appendix Function Stingrays Arm Pit Hair Function Deer Senses Tick Safety Palefaced Hornets and Risk Punnett Square Lettering Tick Types Hornet Behavior King Snakes Piercing Cartilidge American Kestrel Hawk Cottonmouths in Illinois Bees and flight Big Woodpeckers Crayfish Burrows June Bugs, Wasps and Hornets Waterdogs Moths and Metamorphosis Red Wasp Food Waterdogs Swan Eggs Dove Nesting Deer at Night Illinois Snakes Worm Teeth Housefly Napping Raising Ducks Scorpion Prevention Multiple Moths Young Birds

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Native Sparrows  

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Sparrows Sparrows Nature Bulletin No. 525 April 12, 1958 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Daniel Ryan, President Roberts Mann, Conservation Editor David H. Thompson, Senior Naturalist NATIVE SPARROWS The commonest bird of our cities and towns, or about buildings in rural regions, is the English Sparrow. This much cussed and discussed immigrant was brought from Europe to America. about a century ago and quickly followed man across the continent. It builds large trashy nests of grass and straw, lined with feathers, under the eaves or roofs of garages, barns, sheds and porches, as well as in birdhouses. It is quarrelsome and they sang together to drive out songbirds. Sometimes it is called the House Sparrow but, strictly speaking, it is one of the Weaver Finches which build nests with a side entrance. It is not a sparrow.

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Wildlife studies on the Hanford Site: 1993 Highlights report  

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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) Wildlife Resources Monitoring Project was initiated by DOE to track the status of wildlife populations to determine whether Hanford operations affected them. The project continues to conduct a census of wildlife populations that are highly visible, economically or aesthetically important, and rare or otherwise considered sensitive. Examples of long-term data collected and maintained through the Wildlife Resources Monitoring Project include annual goose nesting surveys conducted on islands in the Hanford Reach, wintering bald eagle surveys, and fall Chinook salmon redd (nest) surveys. The report highlights activities related to salmon and mollusks on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River; describes efforts to map vegetation on the Site and efforts to survey species of concern; provides descriptions of shrub-steppe bird surveys, including bald eagles, Canada geese, and hawks; outlines efforts to monitor mule deer and elk populations on the Site; and describes development of a biological database management system.

Cadwell, L.L. [ed.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Passenger Pigeon  

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Passenger Pigeon Passenger Pigeon Nature Bulletin No. 181-A February 27, 1965 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation THE PASSENGER PIGEON We Americans have been a greedy heedless people plundering and wasting the natural resources which made possible the building of this great nation -- the soils, the waters, the forests, the minerals and the wildlife, In the United States there was once an abundance of wildlife never found on any other land. We have come close to exterminating many valuable kinds, notably the buffalo and the beaver. Several species once abundant are extinct, among them the Passenger Pigeon. The passenger pigeon was a graceful elegant bird with a long wedge- shaped tail, considerably larger than our Mourning Dove and mighty good to eat. The males were handsome: slaty blue and brown above; the head blue; the sides and back of the neck iridescent with pink, purple, green and gold; the breast a rich reddish-brown shading to pinkish on the sides; with short stout red legs. Unlike other doves and pigeons, its voice was rather loud and harsh. The females were more drab in color. Native to the unbroken forests which covered most of central and eastern North America, they nested in huge colonies. An area of 100 square miles might have every tree loaded with nests, some times 100 nests in a single tree. The nests were merely a crisscross jumble of sticks in which one pure-white egg was laid.

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Cranes  

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Cranes Cranes Nature Bulletin No. 510-A December 8, 1973 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation CRANES Few people in Chicagoland have ever seen a crane, unless it was an African or Asiatic kind exhibited in a zoo. Sandhill Cranes, if they ever pass over here on their migrations, always fly at a great height. Whooping Cranes, the only other American species, are perilously near extinction. The long-legged long-necked wading birds that frequent sloughs and marshes in our forest preserves are herons and egrets. Cranes are very tall, shun civilization, and belong to a different bird family. They fly with their necks stretched out; herons fly with their heads drawn back near the shoulders. Cranes nest in marshes where they build low mounds of aquatic vegetation, and their young are not only clothed with down when hatched, but in a few hours, are running nimbly after the mother. Herons and egrets nest in trees or thickets and their young are born naked and helpless.

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Nocturnal Animals  

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Nocturnal Animals Nocturnal Animals Nature Bulletin No. 151 April 17, 1948 Forest Preserve District of Cook County William N. Erickson, President Roberts Mann, Supt. of Conservation NOCTURNAL ANIMALS When the sun goes down and dusk steals over the land, the animals of the day grow drowsy and seek some sheltered spot to await another dawn. Birds slip quietly to their nests or favorite roosts. The chattering squirrel curls up in his hollow tree or a summer nest of leaves. Butterflies fold their wings and bees creep into their quiet hives. Bats and whip-poor-wills and nighthawks zigzag expertly through the air to feast on flying insects. Then darkness comes. Then the land becomes alive again as the animals of the night take over -- the hunted and the hunters. The cottontail rabbits come out to play and gorge themselves on fresh young clover and tender grass -- welcome food after nibbling all winter on the bark of hawthorn, willow, sumac and wild rose. Millions of mice scurry about. Muskrats emerge from the underwater entrances to their lodges and bank tunnels to swim and splash as they feed on tender shoots of cattails and sedges. Wild ducks and some of the shore birds feed regularly at night.

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Summer Warblers  

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Summer Warblers Summer Warblers Nature Bulletin No. 191-A May 8, 1965 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation SUMMER WARBLERS The swarms of warblers that appear in May -- colorful, ceaselessly active, and bursting with song -- tarry only briefly and pass on toward their northern nesting grounds. In autumn they appear again -- so quietly and so soberly dressed they seem to be different birds -- tarry briefly and pass on. Among those that migrate through the Chicago region, there are only four kinds of which enough remain and nest so that they may be called common summer residents: the American Redstart, the Yellow Warbler, the Yellow-throat and the Oven-bird. The redstarts, from their winter homes in the West Indies, Central America and northern South America, scatter over the United States east of the Great Plains, and Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland. It is one of the most abundant, colorful and butterfly- like of all warblers. The adult male is black with a white belly and a striking pattern of orange-red on wings and tail. On the females and young males the black is replaced by grayish olive-green and the orange-red by lemon yellow. Rarely quiet, constantly flitting about, the redstart has a peculiar habit of repeatedly drooping its wings and spreading out its long tail fanwise.

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13 (1): 100-xxx (2006)13 (1): 100-110 (2006) Distribution and survival of birds within a landscape  

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with the fact that small passerines have very high energy reuirements, especially in wintertime (Calder & King

Carrascal, Luis M.

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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America. 2004. Texas 2004 Energy Usage and Sourcing Trend100% of their hourly energy usage at hourly prices indexedits total usage in that hour by the prevailing hourly energy

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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Competition and Demand Response? Galen Barbose, Ranjitbenefit of stimulating demand response. To evaluate themarket development and demand response we conducted a

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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other states are indexed to the PJM real-time energy market.Pricing New Jersey Maryland PJM region* NYISO region ISO-NEpenetration data for the PJM region as a whole in addition

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seeing the world through the nose of a bird: new developments in the sensory ecology of procellariiform seabirds  

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CN) systems. Functionally, SNs are velocity detectors, i.e.that nerve fibers innervating SNs exhibit increased activitybetween responses of CNs vs. SNs is due to the fact that in

Nevitt, G A; Bonadonna, F

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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are paying prices indexed to the real-time spot market, andusage at hourly prices indexed to the real-time and/or day-who pay prices indexed to the real-time market. Utility and

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bird species abundanceoccupancy patterns and sensitivity to forest fragmentation: Implications for conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic forest  

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2007, a Associação Brasileira Técnica de Celulose e Papel (ABTCP) e a Universidade Federal do Paraná voltados aos alunos que querem adquirir conhecimento sobre as áreas produtivas de celulose e papel e PRODU??O DE CELULOSE E PAPEL - Parte 1 8:00-12:00 24/04/2007 13:00-17:00 PROCESSO DE PRODU??O DE CELULOSE E

Holt, Robert D.

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing Support Retail Competition and Demand Response?  

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ahead energy market, for which hourly prices are published aPJM real-time energy market. Hourly prices in this marketenergy market provide customers with a more compelling incentive for price

Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper, Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

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Structure and Evolution of an Undular Bore on the High Plains and Its Effects on Migrating Birds  

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On 18 September 1992 a series of thunderstorms in Nebraska and eastern Colorado, which formed south of a synoptic-scale cold front and north of a Rocky Mountain lee trough, produced a cold outflow gust front that moved southeastward into Kansas, ...

John D. Locatelli; Mark T. Stoelinga; Peter V. Hobbs; Jim Johnson

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Do Animals Talk?  

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Do Animals Talk? Do Animals Talk? Nature Bulletin No. 635 April 1, 1961 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Daniel Ryan, President Roberts Mann, Conservation Editor David H. Thompson, Senior Naturalist DO ANIMALS TALK ? Amateur bird fans are not all bird watchers. Some of us are bird listeners. In the forest preserves and rural regions, the big black noisy crow is a continual challenge. At the first light of dawn an evenly spaced "caw, caw, caw" seems to say "Hello! Is anybody awake?" Soon it is answered by sleepy crow voices. They have food calls, assembly calls, alarm calls, courtship calls and a lot of squabbling over roosting spots as they settle down for the night. The adults are very quiet near the nest but the fledglings make loud gargling sounds as they are fed. The discovery of an owl or cat sets off a sort of mob hysteria. By hiding a microphone among a flock of crows it has been found that they also talk in whispers.

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Extensive investigation of reticuloendotheliosis virus in the endangered Attwater's prairie chicken  

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Reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) is a retrovirus that causes a neoplastic disease in a wide range of avian hosts including chickens, turkeys, and ducks. In 1993, REV was detected in the endangered Attwater's prairie chicken (Tympanachus cupido attwateri), a subspecies of Tympanachus cupido. Subsequent infections of this prairie chicken have been identified at captive breeding facilities throughout Texas. The implications of these infections have severely hindered repopulation efforts by these facilities. This study focused on investigating REV infection of captive Attwater'????s prairie chicken in order to better understand the disease affecting these endangered birds. The overall objective was to develop a means of eliminating this threat to the repopulation of the Attwater's prairie chicken. Several aspects of virus infection were investigated. Reagents capable of recognizing prairie chicken IgY and viral gag polypeptides were developed for use in assays for detection of antibody responses and titration of viral concentrations. Sequencing data of genomes collected from isolates of Texas prairie chickens and domestic chickens, as well as three REV prototype viruses, were compared to determine relationships among strains and identify the potential origin of the REV infecting Attwater'????s prairie chicken. Additionally, a flow cytometry technique of segregating the lymphocyte population from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) using a pan leukocyte monoclonal antibody was developed to more accurately measure changes within lymphocyte populations. This technique combined with intracellular labeling was used to deduce the target cells of REV infection. A nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was developed for greater sensitivity in detecting infection in birds than the previous method of single amplification PCR. This greater sensitivity results in earlier identification of the virus in infected birds, which allows for earlier removal of infected birds to minimize transmission of the virus throughout the flock. The sensitivity of the nested PCR diagnostic test was determined in a dose response pathogenesis study, which was conducted on hybrid greater/Attwater's prairie chicken to observe the experimental development of disease in these birds. Finally, a vaccine was developed using plasmid DNA with REV encoded genes and tested on naturally infected prairie chickens to determine its efficacy in reducing viral load. Although no reduction in viral load was detected, the vaccine may be effective in providing prophylactic protection in future studies.

Bohls, Ryan Lanier

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Impacts of Wind Power Development on the Population Biology of Greater Prairie-Chickens  

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Executive Summary 1. We investigated the impacts of wind power development on the demography, movements, and population genetics of Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) at three sites in northcentral and eastern Kansas for a 7-year period. Only 1 of 3 sites was developed for wind power, the 201MW Meridan Way Wind Power Facility at the Smoky Hills site in northcentral Kansas. Our project report is based on population data for prairie chickens collected during a 2-year preconstruction period (2007-2008), a 3-year postconstruction period (2009-2011) and one final year of lek surveys (2012). Where relevant, we present preconstruction data from our field studies at reference sites in the northern Flint Hills (2007-2009) and southern Flint Hills (2006-2008). 2. We addressed seven potential impacts of wind power development on prairie chickens: lek attendance, mating behavior, use of breeding habitat, fecundity rates, natal dispersal, survival rates, and population numbers. Our analyses of pre- and postconstruction impacts are based on an analysis of covariance design where we modeled population performance as a function of treatment period, distance to eventual or actual site of the nearest wind turbine, and the interaction of these factors. Our demographic and movement data from the 6-year study period at the Smoky Hills site included 23 lek sites, 251 radio-marked females monitored for 287 bird-years, and 264 nesting attempts. Our genetic data were based on genotypes of 1,760 females, males and chicks that were screened with a set of 27 microsatellite markers that were optimized in the lab. 3. In our analyses of lek attendance, the annual probability of lek persistence during the preconstruction period was ~0.9. During the postconstruction period, distance to nearest turbine did not have a significant effect on the probability of lek persistence. However, the probability of lek persistence increased from 0.69 at 0 m to 0.89 at 30 km from turbines, and most abandoned lek sites were located 0.9 for leks of 10 or more males. Large leks in grasslands should be a higher priority for conservation. Overall, wind power development had a weak effect on the annual probability of lek persistence. 3. We used molecular methods to investigate the mating behavior of prairie chickens. The prevailing view for lek-mating grouse is that females mate once to fertilize the clutch and that conspecific nest parasitism is rare. We found evidence that females mate multiple times to fertilize the clutch (8-18% of broods, 4-38% of chicks) and will parasitize nests of other females during egg-laying (~17% of nests). Variable rates of parentage were highest in the fragmented landscapes at the Smoky Hills field site, and were lower at the Flint Hills field site. Comparisons of the pre- and postconstruction periods showed that wind energy development did not affect the mating behaviors of prairie chickens. 4. We examined use of breeding habitats by radio-marked females and conducted separate analyses for nest site selection, and movements of females not attending nests or broods. The landscape was a mix of native prairie and agricultural habitats, and nest site selection was not random because females preferred to nest in grasslands. Nests tended to be closer to turbines during the postconstruction period and there was no evidence of behavioral avoidance of turbines by females during nest site selection. Movements of females not attending nests or broods showed that females crossed the site of the wind power development at higher rates during the preconstruction period (20%) than the postconstruction period (11%), and that movements away from turbines were more frequent during the postconstruction period. Thus, wind power development appears to affect movements in breeding habitats but not nest site s

Sandercock, Brett K. [Kansas State University

2013-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The association of polymorphisms in hormone metabolism pathway genes, menopausal hormone therapy, and breast cancer risk: a nested case-control study in the California Teachers Study cohort  

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Q: Lack of association between catechol-O-methyltransferasepolymorphisms in the catechol estrogen metabolism pathwayreduction and membrane-bound catechol O-methyltransferase

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detached from both nests in August 1998. In October 1998, 100 of the juvenile fish were selected for mariculture and placed in  

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cessation of growth during the winter (Fig. 1). Previous observa- tions led us to hypothesize that keeping an air-powered undergravel filter and had an overhead fluorescent light (14/10 L/D cycle). Water individual fish. Finally, the energy expenditure (foraging vs. "hand" feeding) between the live and prepared

Mensinger, Allen F.

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The association of polymorphisms in hormone metabolism pathway genes, menopausal hormone therapy, and breast cancer risk: a nested case-control study in the California Teachers Study cohort  

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Study cohort. Breast Cancer Research 2011 13:R37. SubmitLee et al. Breast Cancer Research 2011, 13:R37 http://Lee et al. Breast Cancer Research 2011, 13:R37 http://

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Colonization with antibiotic-susceptible strains protects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci acquisition: a nested case-control study  

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cline), other MRSA (doxycycline, bactrim, rifampin), anti-tigecycline), or other VRE (doxycycline, nitrofurantoin)MRSA antibiotics include doxycycline, bactrim, and rifampin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested-Model Simulation of Moist Convection: The Impact of Coarse-Grid Parameterized Convection on Fine-Grid Resolved Convection  

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Future-generation, operational, weather prediction systems will likely include storm-scale, limited-area models that will explicitly resolve convective precipitation. However, the high-resolution convection-resolving grids will need to be ...

Thomas T. Warner; Hsiao-Ming Hsu

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Dynamical Downscaling in Near-Surface Fields with Different Spectral Nudging Approaches Using the Nested Regional Climate Model (NRCM)  

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Dynamic downscaling with regional-scale climate models is used widely for increasing the spatial resolution of global-scale climate model projections. One uncertainty in generating these projections is the choice of boundary forcing applied. In ...

Jiali Wang; Veerabhadra R. Kotamarthi

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Migratory Species EFP, SRP, and Display Permit ANNUAL Report This form is mandatory for all HMS exempted fishing, scientific research, and display permit holders; voluntary for all letter of  

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Atlantic Sailfish Billfish Unspecified Billfish Larvae Swordfish Swordfish Swordfish Larvae Tuna Bluefin Tuna Yellowfin Tuna Bigeye Tuna Albacore Tuna Blackfin Tuna Skipjack Tuna Tuna Unspecified Tuna Larvae program provides essential information for the conservation and management of Atlantic tunas, swordfish

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Highly Migratory Species EFP, SRP, and Display Permit ANNUAL Report This form is mandatory for all HMS exempted fishing, scientific research, and display permit holders; voluntary for all letter of  

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Sailfish Billfish Unspecified Billfish Billfish Larvae SwordfishSwordfish Swordfish Larvae Bluefin Tuna Yellowfin Tuna Bigeye Tuna Albacore Tuna Blackfin Tuna Skipjack Tuna Tuna Unspecified Tuna Tuna Larvae essential information for the conservation and management of Atlantic tunas, swordfish, and billfish

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Residential cattle egret colonies in Texas: geography, reproductive success and management  

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A phenomenon of large, upland breeding colonies of cattle egrets in residential areas of Central Texas has been observed since the early 1960s. These large concentrations of breeding birds can be a nuisance to nearby residents and their management has been difficult. To help understand why cattle egrets choose upland, residential breeding sites, and predict where these might occur, the geographic extent of the phenomenon was bounded within Texas, a habitat suitability model constructed, and reproductive success compared by breeding habitat type to evaluate if residential nesting confers an adaptive advantage.. Records of upland cattle egret colonies were found only in Central Texas, not other parts of the state. The habitat suitability model was constructed using total edge of three land use classes: water, forest, and developed classes. The model classified 78.6 % of upland colonies in very high or high suitability classes and 7.1% of colonies in low or very low suitability classes. This distribution was significantly different than expected considering the overall ratio of suitability scores in the entire raster model (p = 0.036). Nineteen active colonies were found in or bordering the Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie ecoregions. Colonies were in residential, urban, island, and flooded tree and shrub habitat. Nests were found in 12 different tree and shrub species. Residential colonies had more breeding pairs, greater nest survival, and were less productive than non-residential colonies on average, but these differences were not statistically significant. Colonies where nest substrate was removed were not reused and no breeding was initiated nearby the next year. Propane cannons discouraged reuse of colony after prolonged application. Herons and egrets likely use residential sites when wetland habitats are limited. Their overall breeding distribution reflects state wide rainfall and wetland availability patterns with upland nesting in Central Texas, wetland nesting in eastern and coastal regions, and little large scale nesting in western Texas. Egrets and herons may use edges of development as breeding sites to limit predation by ground predators when flooded tree and shrub or island habitats are absent, but this hypothesis needs more testing.

Parkes, Michael Lawrence

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A retrospective tiered environmental assessment of the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility, West Virginia,USA  

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Bird and bat fatalities from wind energy projects are an environmental and public concern, with post-construction fatalities sometimes differing from predictions. Siting facilities in this context can be a challenge. In March 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines to assess collision fatalities and other potential impacts to species of concern and their habitats to aid in siting and management. The Guidelines recommend a tiered approach for assessing risk to wildlife, including a preliminary site evaluation that may evaluate alternative sites, a site characterization, field studies to document wildlife and habitat and to predict project impacts, post construction studies to estimate impacts, and other post construction studies. We applied the tiered assessment framework to a case study site, the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility in Grant County, West Virginia, USA, to demonstrate the use of the USFWS assessment approach, to indicate how the use of a tiered assessment framework might have altered outputs of wildlife assessments previously undertaken for the case study site, and to assess benefits of a tiered ecological assessment framework for siting wind energy facilities. The conclusions of this tiered assessment for birds are similar to those of previous environmental assessments for Mount Storm. This assessment found risk to individual migratory tree-roosting bats that was not emphasized in previous preconstruction assessments. Differences compared to previous environmental assessments are more related to knowledge accrued in the past 10 years rather than to the tiered structure of the Guidelines. Benefits of the tiered assessment framework include good communication among stakeholders, clear decision points, a standard assessment trajectory, narrowing the list of species of concern, improving study protocols, promoting consideration of population-level effects, promoting adaptive management through post-construction assessment and mitigation, and sharing information that can be used in other assessments.

Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Day, Robin [No Affiliation; Strickland, M. Dale [Western EcoSystems Technology

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of avian species diversity and densities on non-mined and reclaimed surface-mined land in east-central Texas  

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Surface mining often changes the native landscape and vegetation of an area. Reclamation is used to counter this change, with the goal of restoring the land to its original pre-mined state. The process of reclamation creates early successional-stage lands, such as grasslands, shrublands, and wetlands, attracting new plant and animal species to the area. I compared avian species density (number of individuals/ha), diversity (H'), and richness (number of species/ha) on reclaimed and non-mined lands at TXU's Big Brown Mine in Fairfield, Texas. I also compared my results to those of a previous study conducted 25 years earlier. Avian counts were conducted using a fixedradius point-count method on 240 points placed in four different vegetation types and in four land-age groups (time since being reclaimed). Vegetation was measured both locally, and at a landscape level. Overall bird species density did not exhibit a clear relationship on non-mined versus reclaimed land. Overall bird species diversity was greater on non-mined lands, whereas overall species richness was greater on reclaimed lands. My results demonstrated a lower mean/point bird density and higher mean/point bird diversity than were found 25 years earlier. Different nesting guilds occurred on the reclaimed lands than occurred on the non-mined lands. Results suggested different species were attracted to the several successional stages of reclaimed lands over the nonmined lands, which consisted of climax vegetation. The different successional stages of reclaimed lands increased overall diversity and richness of the landscape as a whole. Five bird species of conservation concern were observed in the study, all of which occurred on reclaimed land. Four of the five species primarily occurred on reclaimed lands. Future land management should include conserving different successional-stage lands to increase overall biotic diversity and richness of mined land, preserving reclaimed habitat for species of concern, and educating future private landowners on the importance of maintaining vegetative and bird species diversity.

Wenzel, Dawn Nicole

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating the HF coupling parameters of the avian compass by comprehensively considering the available experimental results  

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Migratory birds can utilize the geomagnetic field for orientation and navigation through a widely accepted radical-pair mechanism. Although many theoretical works have been done the available experimental results have not been fully considered, especially, the temporary disorientation induced by the field which is increased by 30% of geomagnetic field and the disorientation of the very weak resonant field of $15nT$. In this paper, we consider the monotonicity of the singlet yield angular profile as the prerequisite of direction sensitivity, and find that for some optimal values of the hyperfine coupling parameters, that is the order of $10^{-7}\\sim10^{-6}meV$, the experimental results available by far can be satisfied. We also investigate the effects of two decoherence environments and demonstrate that, in order to satisfy the available experimental results, the decoherence rate should be much lower than the recombination rate. Finally we investigate the effects of the fluctuating magnetic noises, and find that the vertical noise destroys the monotonicity of the profile completely, but the parallel noise preserves the monotonicity perfectly and even can enhance the direction sensitivity.

Bao-Ming Xu; Jian Zou; Jun-Gang Li; Bin Shao

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

430

The Sandpipers  

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Sandpipers Sandpipers Nature Bulletin No. 672-A March 25, 1978 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation THE SANDPIPERS Along streams we often see small spindle-legged birds busily searching for food near the water's edge. They have a curious habit of wagging the hind part of their bodies up and down. If we approach them they fly, crying "peet weet. " We also see them around sloughs, ponds and lakes in the forest preserves. Those are Spotted Sandpipers, commonly called "teeter-tails, " "tip-ups, " or "peet weets. " This species, most widely distributed of all the sandpipers, is also unique in having round black spots on its white underparts. The back is olive brown. They nest from Alaska and northern Canada to southern California and the Gulf of Mexico, wintering from there to Brazil and Peru.

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Canada Geese  

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Canada Geese Canada Geese Nature Bulletin No. 731 November 9, 1963 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roberts Mann, Conservation Editor CANADA GEESE There is a stirring sound that causes people to stop and scan the sky or hasten out of doors at night and watch for them: the honking of a flock of Canada geese. In autumn they are forebodes of winter; in March, harbingers of another spring. We wonder where they go and what will happen to them. During those migrations between their ancestral nesting grounds in Canada and refuges where most of them winter nowadays, the "honkers" commonly fly in long V's -- sometimes in a long slanting line -- with a wise old bird, usually a gander, at the head. He honks and they respond at frequent intervals. From time to time he drops back and changes places with another experienced leader.

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The Skunk  

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Skunk Skunk Nature Bulletin No. 56 March 9, 1946 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Clayton F. Smith, President Roberts Mann, Supt. of Conservation THE SKUNK There is nothing half-way about a skunk. It is one of our most beautiful and most valuable animals, but also one of the most unpopular. Fearless, he goes slowly and deliberately about his business. Most other mammals, including man, give him the right of way. He expects it. As a result many are killed on the highways. Skunks hunt mostly at night, rooting and digging for insects, grubs and meadow mice. They are also fond of frogs, crayfish, small snakes, turtle eggs, and the eggs of ground-nesting birds. They are the chief enemies of turtles and bumble bees. The quantity of grasshoppers, crickets, grubs and mice they consume makes the skunk valuable. In addition, their long thick glossy fur, black with white stripes, is an important item of the fur trade.

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Grebes  

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Grebes Grebes Nature Bulletin No. 636-A April 9, 1977 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation GREBES Often, on a hushed spring morning with wisps of fog hanging low over a marsh, the silence is broken by a weird voice floating across the water -- "Wup-Pup-Pup-Pup-pup-pup-pup-caow-caow-caow-caow. " The call is somewhat like that of a cuckoo, only louder. Sometimes, heard close at hand among shoreline rushes and cattails, the secretive owner of the voice is almost impossible to locate -- now here, now there, the name, Water Witch, is fitting. Also called the Pied-billed Grebe, Hell Diver, or Dabchick, it is a small grayish brown water bird that nests each year in our local sloughs and ponds.

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Bruneau Known Geothermal Resource Area: an environmental analysis  

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The Bruneau Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA) is part of the Bruneau-Grandview thermal anomaly, the largest geothermal area in the western US. This part of Owyhee County is the driest part of Idaho. The KGRA is associated with the southern boundary fault zone of the Snake River Plain. Thermal water, produced from numerous artesian wells in the region, is supplied from two major aquifers. Ecological concerns include the threatened Astragalus mulfordiae and the numerous birds of prey nesting in the Snake River canyon northwest of the KGRA. Extensive geothermal development may strain the limited health care facilities in the county. Ethnographic information suggests that there is a high probability of prehistoric cultural materials being remnant in the Hot Spring locality.

Spencer, S.G.; Russell, B.F. (eds.)

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and Monitoring Data for Evaluating Constructed Emergent Sandbar Habitat in the Missouri River Mainstem  

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Emergent sandbar habitat (ESH) in the Missouri River Mainstem System is a critical habitat element for several federally listed bird species: the endangered interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) and the threatened Northern Great Plains piping plover (Charadrius melodus). The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) provides the primary operational management of the Missouri River and is responsible under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to take actions within its authorities to conserve listed species. To comply with the 2000 USFWS BiOp and the 2003 amended USFWS BiOp, the Corps has created habitats below Gavins Point Dam using mechanical means. Initial monitoring indicates that constructed sandbars provide suitable habitat features for nesting and foraging least terns and piping plovers. Terns and plovers are using constructed sandbars and successfully reproducing at or above levels stipulated in the BiOp. However, whether such positive impacts will persist cannot yet be adequately assessed at this time.

Duberstein, Corey A.; Downs, Janelle L.

2008-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of tuyere-level core-drill coke samples from blast furnace operation  

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A suite of tuyere-level coke samples have been withdrawn from a working blast furnace during coal injection, using the core-drilling technique. The samples have been characterized by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy (FT-RS), and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy. The 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (NMP) extracts of the cokes sampled from the 'bosh', the rear of the 'bird's nest', and the 'dead man' zones were found by SEC to contain heavy soot-like materials (ca. 10{sup 7}-10{sup 8} apparent mass units). In contrast, NMP extracts of cokes taken from the raceway and the front of the 'bird's nest' only contained a small amount of material of relatively lower apparent molecular mass (up to ca. 10{sup 5} u). Since the feed coke contained no materials extractable by the present method, the soot-like materials are thought to have formed during the reactions of volatile matter released from the injectant coal, probably via dehydrogenation and repolymerization of the tars. The Raman spectra of the NMP-extracted core-drilled coke samples showed variations reflecting their temperature histories. Area ratios of D-band to G-band decreased as the exposure temperature increased, while intensity ratios of D to G band and those of 2D to G bands increased with temperature. The graphitic (G), defect (D), and random (R) fractions of the carbon structure of the cokes were also derived from the Raman spectra. The R fractions decreased with increasing temperature, whereas G fractions increased, while the D fractions showed a more complex variation with temperature. These data appear to give clues regarding the graphitization mechanism of tuyere-level cokes in the blast furnace. 41 refs., 9 figs., 6 tabs.

S. Dong; N. Paterson; S.G. Kazarian; D.R. Dugwell; R. Kandiyoti [Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom). Department of Chemical Engineering

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Molting in Reptiles and Amphibians  

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Molting in Reptiles and Amphibians Molting in Reptiles and Amphibians Nature Bulletin No. 642-A May 21, 1977 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation MOLTING IN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS A snake or a frog sheds its whole skin in one piece in just one day. On the contrary we lose a little of ours every day. Some is worn away and some is soaked loose every time we bathe. We do not realize how fast our skin grows until we have a broken arm or leg and see the crust of dead skin that forms under the case where it cannot be washed or scratched. Hair and feathers are really parts of the skin of mammals and birds. Dogs -- at least house dogs -- shed hair the year round. In contrast, a fur-bearing animal such as a mink loses its thick underfur in spring and grows a new coat before the next winter. Wild birds, as a rule, molt their feathers and replace them a few at a time so that they are always able to fly. Wild ducks and geese, on the other hand, lose all of their night feathers soon after nesting. Then, for a few weeks, while a new set of feathers is growing, they cannot fly. In order to grow, young insects, spiders and crayfish must exchange their tough outer coverings for new and larger ones.

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Audubon and Rafinesque  

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Audubon and Rafinesque Audubon and Rafinesque Nature Bulletin No. 189-A April 23, 1965 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation AUDUBON AND RAFINESQUE John James Audubon, naturalist, ornithologist and great painter of birds, was born April 26, 1785, in what is now Haiti. He was the son of a French naval officer, a wealthy sugar planter with estates in the West Indies, France and Pennsylvania. While very young, Audubon's mother died and he was taken by his father to France where he grew up and was educated. From early boyhood he had a passion for drawing birds, taxidermy, and collecting birds, their nests and their eggs. In 1803 he was sent to his father's estate in eastern Pennsylvania. In 1807, newly married, he and another young man opened a frontier store in Kentucky -- first in Louisville and later in Henderson. For almost 50 years, except for trips to England, Scotland and France in connection with the publication and sale of his book and except for periods in which he painted portraits and taught dancing, fencing and French in order to obtain money, Audubon traveled to observe and paint the wildlife in America. He went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in a flatboat to New Orleans; he explored the bayous along the Gulf of Mexico as far as Galveston, Texas, and the Atlantic coast from Key West to Labrador. At the age of 58 he traveled up the Missouri River as far as the buffalo country of western North Dakota.

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Land Turtles  

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Turtles Turtles Nature Bulletin No. 157 May 29, 1948 Forest Preserve District of Cook County William N. Erickson, President Roberts Mann, Supt. of Conservation LAND TURTLES Turtles are four-legged reptiles that originated before the dinosaurs appeared, some 175 million years ago. The distinguishing feature of the turtle is its shell, varying in shape and markings with the different species: an arched upper shell grown fast to the backbone, and a flat lower shell grown fast to the breastbone, the two connected on either side by a bony bridge. In some species, like the box turtles, the lower shell is hinged, enabling the animal to completely conceal its head, tail and limbs by closing the two shells together. Most turtles live in water all or part of the time, but all of them lay their eggs on land, and neither the nest nor the young is attended by the parents. Each species has its own method of nest construction, using the hind legs to dig a hole in the ground, but the eggs are covered and left to be hatched by the heat of the sun. The eggs are relished by many animals such as skunks and squirrels; the young, before their armor hardens, are devoured by birds, mammals, fishes and other turtles.

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Effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on bald eagles. Bird study number 4. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill state/federal natural resource damage assessment final report  

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We estimated that about 8000 bald eagles (Halieetus leucocephalus) inhabited the area affected by the spill at the time of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. We conducted a 3-year study to determine effects of the spill on the bald eagle population and reproduction and survival of adults and fledglings. The greatest injuries to bald eagles occurred in 1989 and were manifested by direct mortality of bald eagles throughout the spill area and significantly reduced reproduction in PWS. We could not discern negative effects on the population or reproduction of eagles after 1989.

Bowman, T.D.; Schempf, P.F.; Bernatowicz, J.A.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Savorphos as an All Natural Phosphate Replacer in Water and Oil Based Marinades for Rotisserie Birds and Boneless-Skinless Breast  

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As consumer demand for all-natural marinades increases, the need to replace phosphate with a natural product that can produce equivalent or improved yield in products such as but not limited to rotisserie chickens (RWOG) and boneless/skinless breast (BSB) is a challenge for processors. The objective of this study was to determine if using an all-natural non-phosphate blend (savorphos-200, SP) in water-based (WB) and oil-based (OB) marinades would perform better in quality and yield parameters than a commercial phosphate blend (PB). The treatments included WB+PB (water, 0.4% phosphate, 0.7% salt), WB+SP (water, 0.5% savorphos-200, 0.7% salt), OB+PB (water, 3% canola oil, 0.4% phosphate, 0.7% salt), and OB+SP (water, 3% oil, 0.5% savorphos-200, 0.7% salt). RWOG and BSB were injected with a multi-needle injector to 20% (wt/wt) pick-up at a constant pressure (15-20 psi). The parameters measured were marinade pick-up %, 20 min and 24 hr marinade retention %, and cook loss %. Color, tenderness, total moisture, and sensory test were conducted on BSB. Data were analyzed within marination type (WB and OB). Results for the RWOG indicated SP obtained higher pick-up yield (p0.05). Therefore, savorphos-200 can be used as a natural non-phosphate blend in water based marinades with no detriment to yield. In addition, savorphos-200 can be used as a natural non-phosphate blend in oil-based marinades with yield improvements.

Casco Montenegro, Gerardo

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Using object-based analysis of image data to count birds: mapping of Lesser Flamingos at Kamfers Dam, Northern Cape, South Africa  

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Knowing instantaneous locations and numbers of individuals in animal populations is a major requirement for wildlife and conservation ecology. Recent advances in very high spatial resolution digital-imaging systems and in object-based image-analysis ...

Geoff Groom; Ib Krag Petersen; Mark D. Anderson; Anthony D. Fox

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Publications of Galen B. Rathbun, 1963-1999 1. Rathbun, G. B. 1963. Common mammals, birds, reptiles, and shrubs of Huddart  

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:301-308. 22. Kochman, H.I., G.B. Rathbun, and J.A. Powell. 1983. Use of Kings Bay, Crystal River, Florida/Management Plan for Crystal River Manatees, Vol. III, Compendium. Technical Report No. 7, Florida Cooperative Fish

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Am. MidI. Nat. l:i9:29-3R Bird Flight Characteristics Near Wind Turbines in Minnesota  

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)IIIl!1I 1 ill tlie Iwliollal illleres!. > T/ie La/}o/'{/!rJ/:r:I' pltilosop/i): missiolls nle Microwave LimbSounder Since its launch aboard NASA's 'pper Atmo- sphere Rl!search Satellite in September

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Using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to assess bird-habitat relationships| A case study from the Northwoods of Maine.  

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?? Airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is a remote sensing technology that quantifies the travel time of photons emitted in pulses from a LiDAR (more)

Newton, Wesley Eugene

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2430a-2  

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of Pressure and Dissolved Gas Supersaturation on Turbine-Passed Fish Migratory and resident fish in the Columbia River Basin are exposed to stresses associated with hydroelec- tric...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

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Blue Bird Corp. - Vision Blue Bird Corp. - Micro Bird G5 Ford Motor Co. - 6.8L V10 Engine - Roush CleanTech liquid propane fuel system Fuel Type: Propane Displacement: 6.8...

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Threatened and endangered species evaluation for 75 licensed commercial nuclear power generating plants  

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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended, and related implementing regulations of the jurisdictional federal agencies, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Interior, at 50 CFR Part 17. 1, et seq., require that federal agencies ensure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out under their jurisdiction is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any threatened or endangered species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitats for such species. The issuance and maintenance of a federal license, such as a construction permit or operating license issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a commercial nuclear power generating facility is a federal action under the jurisdiction of a federal agency, and is therefore subject to the provisions of the ESA. The U.S. Department of the Interior (through the Fish and Wildlife Service), and the U.S. Department of Commerce, share responsibility for administration of the ESA. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) deals with species that inhabit marine environments and anadromous fish, while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is responsible for terrestrial and freshwater species and migratory birds. A species (or other distinct taxonomic unit such as subspecies, variety, and for vertebrates, distinct population units) may be classified for protection as `endangered` when it is in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. A `threatened` classification is provided to those animals and plants likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their ranges. As of February 1997, there were about 1067 species listed under the ESA in the United States. Additionally there were approximately 125 species currently proposed for listing as threatened or endangered, and another 183 species considered to be candidates for formal listing proposals.

Sackschewsky, M.R.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Annual Report 2006-2007.  

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This report summarizes accomplishments, challenges and successes on WDFW's Shillapoo Wildlife Area funded under Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Wildlife Mitigation Program (BPA project No.2003-012-00) during the Fiscal Year 07 contract period October 1, 2006-September 30, 2007. The information presented here is intended to supplement that contained in BPA's PISCES contract development and reporting system. The organization below is by broad categories of work but references are made to individual work elements in the PISCES Statement of Work as appropriate. The greatest success realized during this contract period was significant positive changes in the vegetative community in several wetland basins throughout the wildlife area. This major goal is being achieved in part by new equipment and operation capability funded under the BPA contract, state capital and migratory bird stamp funds, and the past or ongoing investment of other partners including Ducks Unlimited, The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Clark Public Utilities and others. We continue to be challenged by requirements under the archaeological and historic preservation act necessary to protect many sensitive sites known to occur within the wildlife area. The problems encountered to date have been largely administrative in nature and those experienced this year were unforeseen and probably unavoidable. Early in the contract period, WDFW and BPA had agreed to have a BPA staff archaeologist perform the survey and reporting work. Unexpectedly, just prior to the expected start date for the surveys, the employee resigned leaving BPA's staff short handed and necessitated contracting the work with an archaeological consultant. This delay caused us to forego work on several projects that are now deferred until the next contract period. The most notable projects impacted by this unfortunate circumstance are those involving the construction or repair of fences.

Calkins, Brian

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Searchlight Wind Energy Project FEIS Appendix B  

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Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight BBCS i October 2012 Searchlight Wind Energy Project Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Prepared for: Duke Energy Renewables 550...

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Effects of Hayfield Management on Grassland Songbirds:.  

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??Over the last 40 years North American grassland bird populations have declined more than any other bird guild. This trend is especially evident in Vermont, (more)

Perlut, Noah G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Market and Policy Impact Analysis Staff  

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research interests Policy & environmental Energy planning & project development More information on Kelli Anderson Photo of Lori Bird Lori Bird Senior Analyst Areas of expertise...

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IN11A-0102: Turtle Nest Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks K. Szlavecz1, A. Terzis1, R. Musaloiu1, C.-J. Liang1, J. Cogan1, A. Szalay1, J. Gupchup1, J. Klofas1, L. Xia1  

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Bulgin Connector 5 dBi Antenna D-cell Battery Desiccant Tmote Sky Mote Sensor Interface Board We use Turtles, like other turtles, lay eggs in the soil where solar radiation provides the heat for incubation

Amir, Yair

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Numeric Definition of the Clinical Performance of the Nested Reverse Transcription-PCR for Detection of Hematogenous Epithelial Cells and Correction for Specific mRNA of Non-Target Cell Origin as Evaluated for Prostate Cancer Cells  

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Background: Inappropriate quality management of reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) assays for the detection of blood-borne prostate cancer (PCa) cells hampers clinical conclusions. Improvement of the RT-PCR methodology for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) mRNA should focus on an appropriate numeric definition of the performance of the assay and correction for PSA mRNA that is not associated with PCa cells. Methods and Results: Repeated (RT-)PCR tests for PSA mRNA in single blood specimens from PCa patients and PCa-free controls, performed by four international institutions, showed a large percentage (?50%) of divergent test results. The best estimates of the mean, ? (SD), of the expected Poisson frequency distributions of the number of positive tests among five replicate assays of

Genetics; Denis Schamhart; Johannes Swinnen; Karl-heinz Kurth; Alex Westerhof; Ron Kusters; Holger Borchers; Cora Sternberg; Nl Den

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Oil & Natural Gas Technologies Reference Shelf - Presentation on  

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Saline Water Disposal in the Uinta Basin, Utah Saline Water Disposal in the Uinta Basin, Utah Saline Water Disposal in the Uinta Basin, Utah Authors: Michael D. Vanden Berg, Stephanie Carney, Michael D. Laine, Craig D. Morgan, Utah Geological Survey; and Paul B. Anderson, consulting geologist. Venue: Poster Session: Responsible Development, Sustainability, and Climate Science—Groundwater and Site Remediation, June 9, 2009, American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual meeting, Denver, CO, June 7 to 10, 2009. http://www.aapg.org/denver/ [external site] Abstract: Saline water disposal is the single most pressing issue with regard to increasing petroleum and natural gas production in the Uinta Basin of Utah. Conventional oil and gas fields in the basin provide 67% of Utah’s total crude oil production and 71% of Utah’s total natural gas, the latter of which has increased 175% in the last 10 years. As petroleum production increases, so does saline water production, creating an increased need for economic and environmentally responsible disposal plans. Current water disposal wells are near capacity, and permitting for new wells is being delayed because of a lack of technical data regarding potential disposal aquifers and questions concerning contamination of fresh water sources. Many Uinta Basin operators claim that petroleum and natural gas production cannot reach its full potential until a suitable, long-term saline water disposal solution is determined. Researchers have begun efforts to re-map the base of the moderately saline aquifer within the Uinta Basin using more robust data and more sophisticated GIS techniques than previous efforts. Below this base, they believe that saline water can be injected without damage to the overlying freshwater reservoirs. Water chemistry data are being collected from wells of operators and governmental agencies. These ground-truth data are supplemented with water chemistry information calculated from geophysical logs. In addition to the new GIS-based map, the researchers are constructing cross sections showing the stratigraphic position of the moderately saline to very saline transition and its relationship to potential seals and disposal zones in the Uinta Basin. A potentially suitable disposal zone for large volume saline water disposal is the fresh to slightly saline Bird’s-Nest aquifer. This aquifer is located in the oil shale zone of the Green River formation’s Parachute Creek member and is 200 to 300 ft above the kerogen-rich Mahogany zone. A significant concern is that saline water disposal into the Bird’s-Nest by conventional gas producers may hinder oil shale development by creating unforeseen economic and technical hurdles. With increased saline water disposal, the water quality in the Bird’s-Nest could degrade and create additional water disposal problems for oil shale development companies. Researchers have examined this aquifer in outcrop, core, and geophysical logs and have gained a better understanding of its areal extent, thickness, and zones of differing water chemistry

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Environmental Impacts of Wind Power Development on the Population Biology of Greater Prairie-Chickens  

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Executive Summary 1. We investigated the impacts of wind power development on the demography, movements, and population genetics of Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) at three sites in northcentral and eastern Kansas for a 7-year period. Only 1 of 3 sites was developed for wind power, the 201MW Meridan Way Wind Power Facility at the Smoky Hills site in northcentral Kansas. Our project report is based on population data for prairie chickens collected during a 2-year preconstruction period (2007-2008), a 3-year postconstruction period (2009-2011) and one final year of lek surveys (2012). Where relevant, we present preconstruction data from our field studies at reference sites in the northern Flint Hills (2007-2009) and southern Flint Hills (2006-2008). 2. We addressed seven potential impacts of wind power development on prairie chickens: lek attendance, mating behavior, use of breeding habitat, fecundity rates, natal dispersal, survival rates, and population numbers. Our analyses of pre- and postconstruction impacts are based on an analysis of covariance design where we modeled population performance as a function of treatment period, distance to eventual or actual site of the nearest wind turbine, and the interaction of these factors. Our demographic and movement data from the 6-year study period at the Smoky Hills site included 23 lek sites, 251 radio-marked females monitored for 287 bird-years, and 264 nesting attempts. Our genetic data were based on genotypes of 1,760 females, males and chicks that were screened with a set of 27 microsatellite markers that were optimized in the lab. 3. In our analyses of lek attendance, the annual probability of lek persistence during the preconstruction period was ~0.9. During the postconstruction period, distance to nearest turbine did not have a significant effect on the probability of lek persistence. However, the probability of lek persistence increased from 0.69 at 0 m to 0.89 at 30 km from turbines, and most abandoned lek sites were located <5 km from turbines. Probability of lek persistence was significantly related to habitat and number of males. Leks had a higher probability of persistence in grasslands than agricultural fields, and increased from ~0.2 for leks of 5 males, to >0.9 for leks of 10 or more males. Large leks in grasslands should be a higher priority for conservation. Overall, wind power development had a weak effect on the annual probability of lek persistence. 3. We used molecular methods to investigate the mating behavior of prairie chickens. The prevailing view for lek-mating grouse is that females mate once to fertilize the clutch and that conspecific nest parasitism is rare. We found evidence that females mate multiple times to fertilize the clutch (8-18% of broods, 4-38% of chicks) and will parasitize nests of other females during egg-laying (~17% of nests). Variable rates of parentage were highest in the fragmented landscapes at the Smoky Hills field site, and were lower at the Flint Hills field site. Comparisons of the pre- and postconstruction periods showed that wind energy development did not affect the mating behaviors of prairie chickens. 4. We examined use of breeding habitats by radio-marked females and conducted separate analyses for nest site selection, and movements of females not attending nests or broods. The landscape was a mix of native prairie and agricultural habitats, and nest site selection was not random because females preferred to nest in grasslands. Nests tended to be closer to turbines during the postconstruction period and there was no evidence of behavioral avoidance of turbines by females during nest site selection. Movements of females not attending nests or broods showed that females crossed the site of the wind power development at higher rates during the preconstruction period (20%) than the postconstruction period (11%), and that movements away from turbines were more frequent during the postconstruction period. Thus, wind power development appears to affect movements in breeding habitats but not nest site s

Sandercock, Brett K. [Kansas State University

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Summer 2008 Vol.32, No. 2 Cindy Hudson collecting seed in the Rob Roy Glacier,  

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and flora. Emeritus professor Todd Newberry's early morning bird walk was, as always, very popular. Oliver

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Berkeley Emeriti Dr. Marshall Stoller  

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included Ebola virus, AIDS, hepatitis C, bird flu, Legionnaires'disease, Lyme disease, mad cow disease

Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

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ORIGINAL PAPER Flow regime affects building behaviour  

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are many and varied. For instance, nests may prevent desiccation (Biju 2009), aid in thermoregula- tion the season to optimise solar radiation (Burton 2006). Likewise, nest builders can alter the location of nests

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Bald Face Hornets  

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said he has a nest where he works that is active all year. I have two small children & a dog who play in the yard where this nest is will this nest be OK until after the first...

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Research and Innovation at Rutgers 2011  

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rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis), common raven (Corvus corax), black-billed magpie (Pica pica), loggerhead (Crotalus viridis), and other snake species. Nest predation significant cause of nest failure. American

Delgado, Mauricio

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Scott McGaraghan  

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Scott McGaraghan oversees business development for Nest Labs, a new entrant to the residential energy management field. His role at Nest is to establish partnerships with...

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Evluation of an instrumented egg for monitoring heart rate of incubating hawks  

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An account is given of attempts to monitor hawks using an instrumented egg in the nest. Equipment problems, nest abandonments, and difficulties with extraneous noise are detailed. (MHR)

Gessaman, J.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Wood Duck  

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Wood Duck Wood Duck Nature Bulletin No. 502-A October 13, 1973 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation THE WOOD DUCK Of all the fowl that swim, the Wood Duck is a most unusual bird. They perch in trees like jaybirds, and nest in tree holes like woodpeckers. The hens do not quack like the females of most ducks, and the drakes are dressed in a riot of gaudy colors. Each summer we see dozens of them -- more than any other kind of wild duck -- rear their families of ducklings on and around the streams, ponds, lakes and sloughs of Cook County's forest preserves. Words can scarcely describe the brilliance of the drake's plumage. The head, crest and back glint with iridescent greens, purples and blues. The eyes are red, the throat white, and the bill orange-red. The breast is wine-colored flecked with white, the belly is white, and the sides are buff. The woodie is about midway in size between the mallard and the blue-winged teal. The drakes weigh about a pound and a half. The hen is smaller and plainer, with a gray-brown head and body, a white throat, and a conspicuous white ring around the eye. Her voice is a shrill, squealing "whoo-eek", while the male's is a mere squeak.

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Fire  

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Fire Fire Nature Bulletin No. 51 Febraury 1, 1946 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Clayton F. Smith, President Roberts Mann, Superintendent of Conservation FIRE Most people firmly believe the ancient notion that the prairies and vacant lots should be burnt off "to make better grass." Many are doing so now. Boys who have seen their parents and neighbors kindling fires on vacant property frequently do likewise on the prairies. Recently there have been four fires in the forest preserves which spread from adjoining land. Burning does more harm than good. True, it gets rid of the old weed stalks and dried grass of last year, so that new grass shows green more quickly. But repeated burnings kill the good, nutritious grasses such as bluegrass, timothy and clover. The wildflowers disappear. All food and nesting cover for birds, rabbits and other wildlife is destroyed, just when they need it most. Thistles thrive. Only tough grasses of little value for pasture or hay, such as crabgrass and quackgrass, and the weeds survive.

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Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery and Potential Oil-Shale Development in the Uinta Basin, Utah  

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Saline water disposal is one of the most pressing issues with regard to increasing petroleum and natural gas production in the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah. Conventional oil fields in the basin provide 69 percent of Utah??s total crude oil production and 71 percent of Utah??s total natural gas, the latter of which has increased 208% in the past 10 years. Along with hydrocarbons, wells in the Uinta Basin produce significant quantities of saline water ?? nearly 4 million barrels of saline water per month in Uintah County and nearly 2 million barrels per month in Duchesne County. As hydrocarbon production increases, so does saline water production, creating an increased need for economic and environmentally responsible disposal plans. Current water disposal wells are near capacity, and permitting for new wells is being delayed because of a lack of technical data regarding potential disposal aquifers and questions concerning contamination of freshwater sources. Many companies are reluctantly resorting to evaporation ponds as a short-term solution, but these ponds have limited capacity, are prone to leakage, and pose potential risks to birds and other wildlife. Many Uinta Basin operators claim that oil and natural gas production cannot reach its full potential until a suitable, long-term saline water disposal solution is determined. The enclosed project was divided into three parts: 1) re-mapping the base of the moderately saline aquifer in the Uinta Basin, 2) creating a detailed geologic characterization of the Birds Nest aquifer, a potential reservoir for large-scale saline water disposal, and 3) collecting and analyzing water samples from the eastern Uinta Basin to establish baseline water quality. Part 1: Regulators currently stipulate that produced saline water must be disposed of into aquifers that already contain moderately saline water (water that averages at least 10,000 mg/L total dissolved solids). The UGS has re-mapped the moderately saline water boundary in the subsurface of the Uinta Basin using a combination of water chemistry data collected from various sources and by analyzing geophysical well logs. By re-mapping the base of the moderately saline aquifer using more robust data and more sophisticated computer-based mapping techniques, regulators now have the information needed to more expeditiously grant water disposal permits while still protecting freshwater resources. Part 2: Eastern Uinta Basin gas producers have identified the Birds Nest aquifer, located in the Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation, as the most promising reservoir suitable for large-volume saline water disposal. This aquifer formed from the dissolution of saline minerals that left behind large open cavities and fractured rock. This new and complete understanding the aquifer??s areal extent, thickness, water chemistry, and relationship to Utah??s vast oil shale resource will help operators and regulators determine safe saline water disposal practices, directly impacting the success of increased hydrocarbon production in the region, while protecting potential future oil shale production. Part 3: In order to establish a baseline of water quality on lands identified by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as having oil shale development potential in the southeastern Uinta Basin, the UGS collected biannual water samples over a three-year period from near-surface aquifers and surface sites. The near-surface and relatively shallow groundwater quality information will help in the development of environmentally sound water-management solutions for a possible future oil shale and oil sands industry and help assess the sensitivity of the alluvial and near-surface bedrock aquifers. This multifaceted study will provide a better understanding of the aquifers in Utah??s Uinta Basin, giving regulators the tools needed to protect precious freshwater resources while still allowing for increased hydrocarbon production.

Michael Vanden Berg; Paul Anderson; Janae Wallace; Craig Morgan; Stephanie Carney

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery and Potential Oil-Shale Development in the Uinta Basin, Utah  

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Saline water disposal is one of the most pressing issues with regard to increasing petroleum and natural gas production in the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah. Conventional oil fields in the basin provide 69 percent of Utah?s total crude oil production and 71 percent of Utah?s total natural gas, the latter of which has increased 208% in the past 10 years. Along with hydrocarbons, wells in the Uinta Basin produce significant quantities of saline water ? nearly 4 million barrels of saline water per month in Uintah County and nearly 2 million barrels per month in Duchesne County. As hydrocarbon production increases, so does saline water production, creating an increased need for economic and environmentally responsible disposal plans. Current water disposal wells are near capacity, and permitting for new wells is being delayed because of a lack of technical data regarding potential disposal aquifers and questions concerning contamination of freshwater sources. Many companies are reluctantly resorting to evaporation ponds as a short-term solution, but these ponds have limited capacity, are prone to leakage, and pose potential risks to birds and other wildlife. Many Uinta Basin operators claim that oil and natural gas production cannot reach its full potential until a suitable, long-term saline water disposal solution is determined. The enclosed project was divided into three parts: 1) re-mapping the base of the moderately saline aquifer in the Uinta Basin, 2) creating a detailed geologic characterization of the Birds Nest aquifer, a potential reservoir for large-scale saline water disposal, and 3) collecting and analyzing water samples from the eastern Uinta Basin to establish baseline water quality. Part 1: Regulators currently stipulate that produced saline water must be disposed of into aquifers that already contain moderately saline water (water that averages at least 10,000 mg/L total dissolved solids). The UGS has re-mapped the moderately saline water boundary in the subsurface of the Uinta Basin using a combination of water chemistry data collected from various sources and by analyzing geophysical well logs. By re-mapping the base of the moderately saline aquifer using more robust data and more sophisticated computer-based mapping techniques, regulators now have the information needed to more expeditiously grant water disposal permits while still protecting freshwater resources. Part 2: Eastern Uinta Basin gas producers have identified the Birds Nest aquifer, located in the Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation, as the most promising reservoir suitable for large-volume saline water disposal. This aquifer formed from the dissolution of saline minerals that left behind large open cavities and fractured rock. This new and complete understanding the aquifer?s areal extent, thickness, water chemistry, and relationship to Utah?s vast oil shale resource will help operators and regulators determine safe saline water disposal practices, directly impacting the success of increased hydrocarbon production in the region, while protecting potential future oil shale production. Part 3: In order to establish a baseline of water quality on lands identified by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as having oil shale development potential in the southeastern Uinta Basin, the UGS collected biannual water samples over a three-year period from near-surface aquifers and surface sites. The near-surface and relatively shallow groundwater quality information will help in the development of environmentally sound water-management solutions for a possible future oil shale and oil sands industry and help assess the sensitivity of the alluvial and near-surface bedrock aquifers. This multifaceted study will provide a better understanding of the aquifers in Utah?s Uinta Basin, giving regulators the tools needed to protect precious freshwater resources while still allowing for increased hydrocarbon production.

Michael Vanden Berg; Paul Anderson; Janae Wallace; Craig Morgan; Stephanie Carney

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmedia storytelling : business, aesthetics and production at the Jim Henson Company  

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Transmedia narratives use a combination of Barthesian hermeneutic codes, negative capability and migratory cues to guide audiences across multiple media platforms. This thesis examines complex narratives from comics, novels, ...

Long, Geoffrey A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3 Environmental Conditions 3.1 Characterization of Aquatic Habitat Conditions  

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on either side. Coordination between these two State agencies, including an understanding of the migratory the insolation and water sto capacity of Bruneau Subbasin Assessment 152 #12;frequency of unstable banks

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Tension, Free Space, and Cell Damage in a Microfluidic Wound Healing Assay  

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We use a novel, microfluidics-based technique to deconstruct the classical wound healing scratch assay, decoupling the contribution of free space and cell damage on the migratory dynamics of an epithelial sheet. This method ...

Murrell, Michael

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An Enskog based Monte Carlo method for high Knudsen number non-ideal gas flows  

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high Knudsen number non-ideal gas flows References [1] Gad-121: [2] Bird GA. Molecular gas dynamics. Oxford: Clarendon1976. [3] Bird GA. Molecular Gas Dynamics and the Direct

Wang, Moran; Li, Zhixin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miami Herald January 28, 2005  

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to tear down existing dams. Hydro is the largest source of renewable electricity, providing about 12 kill birds and ruin landscapes. A million times more birds are killed by cats, windows and cars than

Columbia University

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Bright Future for CPV (Presentation)  

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Concentrator photovoltaics may play significant role in growth of solar electricity because of scalability. Need to take a bird?s eye view for the design and a worm?s eye view for diagnosis.

Kurtz, S.

2009-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual prey consumption of the Common Murre, a Dominant Seabird in the California Current  

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Annual Prey Consumption of the Common Murre, a Dominantthe birds annual prey consumption between Cape Blanco, Ore.for the annual prey consumption estimate was 13.2%.

Sydeman, William J.; Nur, Nadav

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interacting with computers using images for search and automation  

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Images have been used extensively by us to interact with other human beings to solve certain problems, for example, showing an image of a bird to a bird expert to identify its species ...

Yeh, Pei-Hsiu, 1978-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contacting Fermilab  

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form. Email Fermilab Topic Name E-mail address Web site Web pages Webmaster Submit a query Birds Peter Kasper kasper@fnal.gov Birds of Fermilab BuffaloAmerican Bison Mike...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

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Blue Bird Corp. - Micro Bird G5 Application: Bus - School Fuel Type: Propane Maximum Seating: 30 Power Source(s): Ford Motor Co. - 6.8L V10 Engine - Roush CleanTech liquid propane...

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U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey  

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Mariana Islands Irian Jaya New Guinea Birds Head Peninsula Sulawesi Palau Islands HALMAHERA TRENCH P A C I

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Wind Power Price Trends in the United States: Struggling to Remain Competitive in the Face of Strong Growth  

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Regional, State and Local Green Energy and Climate Changegreen power (Bird et al. , 2007), state renewable energy

Bolinger, Mark A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "migratory bird nesting" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
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Flocks, herds, and schools: a distributed behavioral model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: actor, aggregate motion, behavioral animation, bird, constraints, fish, flight, flock, herd, particle system, path planning, school

Craig W. Reynolds

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Data-driven control of flapping flight  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a physically based controller that simulates the flapping behavior of a bird in flight. We recorded the motion of a dove using marker-based optical motion capture and high-speed video cameras. The bird flight data thus acquired allow us to ... Keywords: Bird flight, animal locomotion, data-driven control, flapping, motion capture, physically based simulation

Eunjung Ju, Jungdam Won, Jehee Lee, Byungkuk Choi, Junyong Noh, Min Gyu Choi

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

GHPs Save Heating Cost and Improve Air Quality in Poultry Farm  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: 40-50' wide, 400-500' length § Bird density: 1 square foot/bird, 20,000 birds1 GHPs Save Heating Cost and Improve Air Quality in Poultry Farm per house § Heating and cooling required § Intensive ventilation to maintain air

484

Session: Why avian impacts are a concern in wind energy development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This lunchtime session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of one presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session provided a more detailed overview of the environmental community's perspective on wind power's impacts on birds. The presentation described how wind projects impact birds, detailing the species distribution of collisions at various sites around the US and discussing problems such as avoidance, habitat disturbance, and cumulative effects on populations. The presentation, ''Wind Turbines and Birds'', was given by Gerald Winegrad from the American Bird Conservancy.

Winegrad, Gerald

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

DOE/EIS-0236-S1F; National Ignition Facility Final Supplemental...  

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

required, which could lead to certain measures being imposed, such as prohibition of blasting during the nesting season or within a certain distance from the nest. Response 1-30...

486

Numerical Simulation of Tornadogenesis in a High-Precipitation Supercell. Part I: Storm Evolution and Transition into a Bow Echo  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A nested grid primitive equation model (RAMS version 3b) was used to simulate a high-precipitation (HP) supercell, which produced two weak tornadoes. Six telescoping nested grids allowed atmospheric flows ranging from the synoptic scale down to ...

Catherine A. Finley; W. R. Cotton; R. A. Pielke Sr.

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Spring Warblers  

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

their nesting grounds. Some of them come from Central America; some from Brazil and Peru. Some of them will nest as far north as stunted trees and shrubs occur in Alaska,...

488

Fermilab Today  

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of which may be the future tenant of the Nepese Marsh platform. There are also bald eagles nesting on Randall Road in Batavia, which is a short flight. Perhaps, if the nesting...

489

Large Owls  

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"ear" tufts. The nest is usually a remodeled hawk or owl's nest, but they even drive eagles from their eyries and take over. The food is extremely varied; mostly mice, rabbits...

490

Dynamics of the Cloud-Environment Interface and Entrainment in Small Cumuli: Two-Dimensional Simulations in the Absence of Ambient Shear  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We employ a two-dimensional numerical model with interacting nested domains to simulate the evolution of a small nonprecipitating cumulus cloud in the absence of shear. Grid nesting permits the use of a realistic boundary layer forcing to ...

Gary P. Klaassen; Terry L. Clark

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

One-Way Coupling of an Atmospheric and a Hydrologic Model in Colorado  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the accuracy of high-resolution nested mesoscale model simulations of surface climate. The nesting capabilities of the atmospheric fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University (PSU)National Center for Atmospheric Research (...

L. E. Hay; M. P. Clark; M. Pagowski; G. H. Leavesley; W. J. Gutowski Jr.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 0 4 -2 0 0 5 CIRA ANNUAL REPORT FY 04/05  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for fractal extent, applied to the coastal distribution of bald eagle nests in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska

493

THE OPERATOR FOR THE CHROMATIC NUMBER OF A GRAPH  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduce an operator mapping any graph parameter ( ), nested between the stability number ...... Local chromatic number and Sperner capacity. ?ournal.

494

fernmeldewerk  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... nest. nett. neutralise. nevada. new. newmont. news. nightmare. nitrogen. non. normal. ... promotion. proof. propane. proposal. propose. prospect. ...

495

Fish and hydroelectricity; Engineering a better coexistence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on the problems that hydroelectric plants have regarding fish populations. The utilities that operate these plants are finding that accommodating migrating fish presents unique engineering challenges, not the least of which involves designing and building systems to protect fish species whose migratory behavior remains something of a mystery. Where such systems cannot be built, the status of hydroelectric dams may be in doubt, as is now the case with several dams in the United States. A further twist in some regions in the possibility that certain migratory fish will be declared threatened or endangered-a development that could wreak havoc on the hydroelectric energy supply in those regions.

Zorpette, G.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

vol. 159, no. 5 the american naturalist may 2002 The Regulation of Foraging Activity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

at www.interscience.wiley.com Functional constraints on nest characteristics of pebble mounds of breeding. Thus, nests balanced the risk of mound erosion and energetic cost of nest construction with the benefits of protection from egg predators and a stable internal flow rate for oxygenation. These data help

Gordon, Deborah

497

Submit this form and associated sheets ONLY if you do not use  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa) Dianah Nalwanga1, Penn Lloyd1,2*, Morné A du Plessis1 and Thomas E Martin relative to nest suc- cess in Karoo Prinias breeding in coastal dwarf shrubland, where high nest predation microhabitat and nest success in the Karoo Prinia. Study area and methods Study area The study was conducted

de Villiers, Marienne

498

About Fermilab - The Fermilab Campus  

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Birds of Fermilab Birds of Fermilab Current Status of Access to Fermilab The diversity of habitats to be found on the 6,800 acre site of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) make it a favorite location for birdwatchers in Chicago's western suburbs. As a result the site has produced a large array of unusual bird sightings including a Gargany Teal which in 1982 attracted birdwatchers to site from as far away as Arizona. Since 1987 the Fermilab's bird population has been intensively monitored, resulting in extensive data on what birds can be seen on the site and where and when they can be found. The links below access lots of information from the survey as well as much additional information for the interested visitor. Survey Results The Full List: Each bird species recorded on site is listed here

499

Session: Monitoring wind turbine project sites for avian impacts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This third session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of one presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The focus of the session was on existing wind projects that are monitored for their impacts on birds and bats. The presentation given was titled ''Bird and Bat Fatality Monitoring Methods'' by Wally Erickson, West, Inc. Sections included protocol development and review, methodology, adjusting for scavenging rates, and adjusting for observer detection bias.

Erickson, Wally

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Searchlight Wind Energy Project FEIS Appendix B  

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

8B 8B Appendix B-4: Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight BBCS i October 2012 Searchlight Wind Energy Project Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Prepared for: Duke Energy Renewables 550 South Tryon Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 Prepared by: Tetra Tech EC, Inc. 1750 SW Harbor Way, Suite 400 Portland, OR 97201 November 2012 Searchlight Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy Searchlight BBCS ii October 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................ 6 1.1 Duke Energy Renewables' Corporate Policy .......................................................... 6