Sample records for nested multinomial logit

  1. Logit Models for Estimating Urban Area Through Travel

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    Talbot, Eric

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    LOGIT MODELS FOR ESTIMATING URBAN AREA THROUGH TRAVEL A Thesis by ERIC TALBOT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2010 Major Subject: Civil Engineering LOGIT MODELS FOR ESTIMATING URBAN AREA THROUGH TRAVEL A Thesis by ERIC TALBOT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

  2. Supporting Text Approximation of the Multinomial. Using Stirling's approximation

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    Peterson, Carsten

    Supporting Text Approximation of the Multinomial. Using Stirling's approximation n! (n/e)n 2n! . [S12] To calculate B L (^n) limN BN L (^n), we apply Stirling's formula to N!, n0!, and n1!, which that r Stirling's formula

  3. Characteristics of rural bank acquisitions: a logit analysis

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    Applewhite, Jennifer Lynn

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    interstate acquisition of their banks, the rate of acquisitions soared. In 1978, Maine enacted legislation permitting interstate banking on a reciprocal basis. Until mid-1982, Maine was the only state with such a law. In 1982, both New York and Alaska... of U. S. banks using comparative performance profiles and logit analysis. Characteristics of acquired and acquiring banks are compared for five years before the acquisitions and found to have significantly different rates of return on assets...

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

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    Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    empirical results from the Puget Sound region. Environ.residences from the central Puget Sound region. It usesapplication in the Central Puget Sound region The NL model

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

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    Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Estimating long-term world coal production with logit and probit transforms David Rutledge

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    Weinreb, Sander

    from measurements of coal seams. We show that where the estimates based on reserves can be testedEstimating long-term world coal production with logit and probit transforms David Rutledge form 27 October 2010 Accepted 27 October 2010 Available online 4 November 2010 Keywords: Coal reserves

  7. Etude du choix d'acquisition d'automobiles : Application du modle probit multinomial baysien

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Etude du choix d'acquisition d'automobiles : Application du modèle probit multinomial bayésien à l comportementale du choix individuel des agents lors d'une nouvelle acquisition automobile. En croisant les trois, Motorisation, Automobile. Classification JEL : C11 ; C25 Correspondance à : Roger Collet, INRETS/DEST, 2

  8. Testing Model Nesting and Equivalence

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    Peter M. Bentler; Albert Satorra

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sense of observational equivalence, implying that theirModel Nesting and Equivalence* Peter M. Bentler UniversityModel Nesting and Equivalence Using existing technology, it

  9. Testing Model Nesting and Equivalence

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    Bentler, Peter M.; Satorra, Albert

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sense of observational equivalence, implying that theirModel Nesting and Equivalence* Peter M. Bentler UniversityModel Nesting and Equivalence Using existing technology, it

  10. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS 2006). Comparing Multinomial and K-Means Clustering for SimPoint

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    Calder, Bradley

    (ISPASS 2006). Comparing Multinomial and K-Means Clustering for SimPoint Greg Hamerly Erez Perelman Brad represent an accurate picture of the complete execution of the program. SimPoint is based on the k-means of us- ing k-means and multinomial clustering for SimPoint. We show that k-means performs better than

  12. Nested OpenMP

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  14. Nested Quantum Error Correction Codes

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    Zhuo Wang; Kai Sun; Hen Fan; Vlatko Vedral

    2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The theory of quantum error correction was established more than a decade ago as the primary tool for fighting decoherence in quantum information processing. Although great progress has already been made in this field, limited methods are available in constructing new quantum error correction codes from old codes. Here we exhibit a simple and general method to construct new quantum error correction codes by nesting certain quantum codes together. The problem of finding long quantum error correction codes is reduced to that of searching several short length quantum codes with certain properties. Our method works for all length and all distance codes, and is quite efficient to construct optimal or near optimal codes. Two main known methods in constructing new codes from old codes in quantum error-correction theory, the concatenating and pasting, can be understood in the framework of nested quantum error correction codes.

  15. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1991-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Query optimization in nested relational databases

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    Rathakrishnan, Balaji

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    120 75 Fig. 5. Example for nest 20 this does not apply to nests involving multiple attributes [5]. 3. An unnest operator is an inverse of the nest operator. That is, p[&'](~[&'= &](ff)) = & 4. A nest operator is not always an inverse... IV THE EXTENDED RECURSIVE ALGEBRA . A. The algebra 1 2 3 4 16 16 16 16 18 20 22 24 24 27 28 29 29 34 39 43 44 44 CHAPTER Page V QUERY OPTIMIZATION IN RELATIONAL DATABASES . . 54 A. Steps in query processing . B. Algebraic...

  18. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    Larson, M

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Functional Clustering in Nested Designs Abel Rodriguez

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    West, Mike

    -spline fitting coupled with k-means clustering; Tarpey & Kinateder (2003), who apply k-means clustering via functional data that employ spline representations; Garcia-Escudero & Gordaliza (2005), where the robust k-means profile for each woman. #12;Functional Clustering in Nested Designs 3 with k-means clustering; Heard et al

  20. Characterization of Sea Turtle Nesting on the Upper Texas Coast

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    Hughes, Christi Lynn

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Nearly annual record Kemps ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) nesting activity on the upper Texas coast (UTC; defined as beaches from Sabine Pass to Matagorda Peninsula), where scientifically verifiable nesting commenced in 2002, has occurred...

  1. Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemistry and Physics Nested-grid simulation of mercury overY. Zhang et al. : Nested-grid simulation of mercury overand Chen, S. -Y. : Plume-in-grid modeling of atmospheric

  2. A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

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    A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA by Tara L. Wertz A thesis submitted Sciences (Wildlife Option) South Dakota State University 1986 #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences 11 Date Date #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

  3. Weighted Logics for Nested Words and Algebraic Formal Power Series

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    Mathissen, Christian

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nested words, a model for recursive programs proposed by Alur and Madhusudan, have recently gained much interest. In this paper we introduce quantitative extensions and study nested word series which assign to nested words elements of a semiring. We show that regular nested word series coincide with series definable in weighted logics as introduced by Droste and Gastin. For this we establish a connection between nested words and the free bisemigroup. Applying our result, we obtain characterizations of algebraic formal power series in terms of weighted logics. This generalizes results of Lautemann, Schwentick and Therien on context-free languages.

  4. Effects of Habitat, Nest-site Selection, and Adult Behavior on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival. (August 2011) Theresa Lynn Pope, B.S.F, Purdue University; M.S.F., Northern Arizona University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Michael Morrison Many factors affect the productivity of songbirds...EFFECTS OF HABITAT, NEST-SITE SELECTION, AND ADULT BEHAVIOR ON BLACK-CAPPED VIREO NEST AND FLEDGLING SURVIVAL A Dissertation by THERESA LYNN POPE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

  5. ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket Design

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    Wong, C.P.C.; Redler, K.; Reis, E.E.; Will, R. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Cheng, E. [TSI Research, Inc. (United States); Hasan, C.M.; Sharafat, S. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket (NSB) Design is an alternate blanket concept of the ARIES-IV low activation helium-cooled reactor design. The reference design has the coolant routed in the poloidal direction and the inlet and outlet plena are located at the top and bottom of the torus. The NSB design has the high velocity coolant routed in the toroidal direction and the plena are located behind the blanket. This is of significance since the selected structural material is SiC-composite. The NSB is designed to have key high performance components with characteristic dimensions of no larger than 2 m. These components can be brazed to form the blanket module. For the diverter design, we eliminated the use of W as the divertor coating material by relying on the successful development of the gaseous divertor concept. The neutronics and thermal-hydraulic performance of both blanket concepts are similar. The selected blanket and divertor configurations can also meet all the projected structural, neutronics and thermal-hydraulics design limits and requirements. With the selected blanket and divertor materials, the design has a level of safety assurance rate of I (LSA-1), which indicates an inherently safe design.

  6. Nest site selection and partitioning among sympatric white-winged, mourning, and Inca doves in Mason, Texas

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    Mathewson, Heather Alexis

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; and (3) compare nest-site characteristics, nest-site partitioning, and assess the role of interspecific competition on nest-site selection. Nest searching, monitoring, nest-site characterizations, and vegetation measurements were conducted during June...

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

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  8. Control and estimation problems under partially nested information pattern

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    Gattami, Ather Said

    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 ...

  9. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Nesting Biology of Euglossa dodsoni Moure (Hymenoptera: Euglossinae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    an isolated trail leading from the main road between Fortuna and Bocas del Toro (Chiriqui´ Province, Republic of Panama), approximately 2 km E of the Fortuna Dam. Nests were collected and transported to the Centro de

  10. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  11. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  12. Habitat selection of the Wood Thrush nesting in east Texas

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    Carrie, Neil Ross

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HABITAT SELECTION OF THE WOOD THRUSH NESTING IN EAST TEXAS A Thesis by NEIL ROSS CARRIE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1995 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences HABITAT SELECTION OF THE WOOD THRUSH NESTING IN EAST TEXAS A Thesis by NEIL ROSS CARRIE Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  13. Effects of Habitat, Nest-site Selection, and Adult Behavior on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    cameras, and resighted fledglings in shrubland, oak-juniper woodland, and deciduous woodland during the 20082010 breeding seasons. I monitored 302 black-capped vireo nests in 259 territories and resighted 350 fledglings with unique color combinations...

  14. Characterising equilibrium logic and nested logic programs: Reductions and complexity

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    Pearce, David; Woltran, Stefan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Equilibrium logic is an approach to nonmonotonic reasoning that extends the stable-model and answer-set semantics for logic programs. In particular, it includes the general case of nested logic programs, where arbitrary Boolean combinations are permitted in heads and bodies of rules, as special kinds of theories. In this paper, we present polynomial reductions of the main reasoning tasks associated with equilibrium logic and nested logic programs into quantified propositional logic, an extension of classical propositional logic where quantifications over atomic formulas are permitted. We provide reductions not only for decision problems, but also for the central semantical concepts of equilibrium logic and nested logic programs. In particular, our encodings map a given decision problem into some formula such that the latter is valid precisely in case the former holds. The basic tasks we deal with here are the consistency problem, brave reasoning, and skeptical reasoning. Additionally, we also provide encoding...

  15. Summary. Microclimatic conditions in the giant nests of the leaf-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri were experimentally

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    Menzel, Randolf - Institut fr Biologie

    established, a nest reaches an average age of about 10 years (Jonkman, 1978; Jonkman, 1980a). Without nest

  16. Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting Ecology of Greater Prairie 32611, U.S.A. Abstract: Wind energy is targeted to meet 20% of U.S. energy needs by 2030, but new sites for impacts of a wind energy development on the reproductive ecology of prairie-chickens in a 5-year study. We

  17. 0 Springer-Verlag 1989 Female turtles from hot nests

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    Canberra, University of

    or proportion of development at high temperatures that matters? Arthur Georges Applied Ecology Research Group nests of fresh- water turtles with temperature-dependent sex determination is known to be a poor species, females are produced at high temperatures and males at low temperatures. A very narrow range

  18. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene and artificial graphene

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene 43 Graphene and artificial graphene T his area-layer graphene behave like massless fermions. Graphene is a first remarkable and clean example of the impact of a potential with honeycomb structure on the electronic states and dynamics. In graphene the crystalline

  19. A nesting study of two populations of cardinals: urban and non-urban

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    Kutac, Mary Florence

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the Urban Area. 25 ~ NEST LOCATION T E R R I T 0 R Y POND CREEK BED TRAIL BUILDING / / / / / 9 0 ~ IDI 500 FEET Figure 3. Nest Sites and Estimated Territory Size for the Non-Urban Area. estimation was taken in 1968 and does not show... utilized, not just the nesting habitat. Nest Site Location Urban Area In the urban area, the mean height of the vegetation in which nests were built was 12. 0 feet (S. D. = + 8. 5, n = 16) with a range of 4-40 feet. 25% of the nests were built...

  20. Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation

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    Erickson, D. C.

    INTERMEDIATE VAPOR EXPANSION DISTILLATION AND NESTED ENRICHMENT CASCADE DISTILLATION D.. C. Erickson Energy Concepts Company Annapolis, Maryland ABSTRACT Although it is known that incorporating an intermediate reboiler or reflux... condenser in a distillation ~olumn 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...

  1. Habitat associations of cavity-nesting owls in the Sierra Nevada

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    Groce, Julie Elizabeth

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Several species of small, cavity-nesting owls occur in the Sierra Nevada, including in areas impacted by human activities. The owls typically use standing dead trees (snags) for nest sites. Although descriptive studies exist regarding habitats...

  2. Nepal --Nested DataParallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty

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    Chakravarty, Manuel

    Nepal -- Nested DataParallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty University of New South Wales implementation. In the resulting system|which we call Nepal (NEsted PArallel Language), for short|a wide range

  3. Crows Nest, Indiana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model, clickInformationNew|CoreCpWing County, Minnesota: EnergyCrows Nest, Indiana:

  4. Runtime system library for parallel finite difference models with nesting

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    Michalakes, J.

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RSL is a parallel run-time system library for implementing regular-grid models with nesting on distributed memory parallel computers. RSL provides support for automatically decomposing multiple model domains and for redistributing work between processors at run time for dynamic load balancing. A unique feature of RSL is that processor subdomains need not be rectangular patches; rather, grid points are independently allocated to processors, allowing more precisely balanced allocation of work to processors. Communication mechanisms are tailored to the application: RSL provides an efficient high-level stencil exchange operation for updating subdomain ghost areas and interdomain communication to support two-way interaction between nest levels. RSL also provides run-time support for local iteration over subdomains, global-local index translation, and distributed I/O from ordinary Fortran record-blocked data sets. The interface to RSL supports Fortran77 and Fortran90. RSL has been used to parallelize the NCAR/Penn State Mesoscale Model (MM5).

  5. The nested assembly of collective attention in online social systems

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    Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Gracia-Lzaro, Carlos; Moreno, Yamir

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Online social networks have changed the way in which we communicate. These networks are characterized by a competitive information flow and a dynamic topology, where the success of a given topic or meme depends on many factors, most of which are unknown. Likely, given the many sources of information to which a typical individual is exposed, the economy of attention rules the system dynamics. Here we show, using microblogging data, that competition is minimized through consensus and that collective attention and successful topical assembly are characterized by a nested structure of the bipartite network made up by users and memes. Our results indicate that social phenomena could emerge as a result of a topological transition that minimizes modularity while maximizing the nestedness of the system, and that online social networks are comparable to an ecosystem, where generalists and specialists share resources.

  6. Research on Combinatorial Statistics: Crossings and Nestings in Discrete Structures

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    Poznanovikj, Svetlana

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    (Xn ? ?n n ? x) = 1p2? Z x ?1 e?y2=2dy: Analogues of Thorems 2 and 3 for set partitions are not known. In section 2.4 we give a continued fraction expansion of P?2?n qcr(?)pne(?). Unfortunately, k-crossings and k-nestings for k ? 3 seem to be a lot...), the major index of each permutation is equal to the major index of the 7 corresponding set partition. Moreover, X type(?)=(S;T ) qpmaj(?) = X type(?)=(S;T ) qcr(?): (1.2) 1.3. Fillings of moon polyominoes A polyomino is a flnite subset of Z2, where...

  7. Nested methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction cancer detection method

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

    2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(2):221227, 2007 NESTING BIOLOGY OF THE BANDED GROUND-CUCKOO

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    Karubian, Jordan

    documented two nesting attempts in the Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, Esmeraldas Province, northwest

  9. Cave swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) nest reuse in east-central Texas

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    Byerly, Margaret Elizabeth

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ......................................................................................... 8 2 Number of Cave Swallow nests from each bridge used in analysis along with types and quantities of Barn, Cave, and Cliff Swallow nests present at all 19 study bridges during the 2003 breeding season... reuse, as Cliff Swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonata) (Brown and Brown 1986), Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) (Samuel 1971, Shields 1984, Barclay 1988), and Cave Swallows (P. fulva) (Kosciuch 2002) all may reuse their mud nests. Collias and Collias...

  10. Summary. Mature nests of the Neotropical myrmicine ant Blepharidatta conops are short blind vertical cylinders, in

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    Villemant, Claire

    Summary. Mature nests of the Neotropical myrmicine ant Blepharidatta conops are short blind of intranidal phragmosis in ants. The ergatoid queen of Blepharidatta conops (Formicidae, Myrmicinae) blocks

  11. Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) U, nesting biology, ant- fungus symbiosis. Summary The fungus-growing ant Cyphomymrex longiscapus Weber-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) is known from only five collections from

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

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    Victoria, University of

    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

  13. The WRF nested within the CESM: Simulations of a midlatitude cyclone over the Southern Great Plains

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    and Forecasting (WRF) model is nested within the global Community Earth System Model (CESM). Since both models System Model (CESM). This system is validated for the simulation of a midlatitude cyclongesis event over system in which the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is nested within the Community Earth

  14. Factors affecting the availability of thick epiphyte mats and other potential nest platforms for

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    Factors affecting the availability of thick epiphyte mats and other potential nest platforms, Catherine Conroy, Volker Bahn, Irene A. Manley, Alvin Cober, and David B. Lank Abstract: Nest platforms about factors that affect the availability of platforms or the growth of canopy epiphytes that provide

  15. Spatial Ecology of and Public Attitudes toward Monk Parakeets Nesting on Electric Utility Structures in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, Texas

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    Reed, Janet Elaine

    2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    2013, we examined the spatial ecology of and public attitudes toward monk parakeets nesting on electric utility structures in Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, US. As nest sites, monk parakeets selected electric switchyards and substations...

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

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    Stewart, Fiona Anne

    2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    sleep amount (measured in total hrs of sleep and sleep quality) and sleep disturbance (measured by waking events and mean sleep bout length) between nest and ground conditions. ..................................................................... 87... ................................................................................................................................... 83 Sleep quality ............................................................................................................................................ 83 Anti...

  17. Nocturnal Movements and Distributions of Bobcats, Coyotes and Raccoons during Quail Nesting Season

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    Jhala, Shesh

    2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    habitat selectivity. I also measured the proximity of the mesopredators and quail nesting locations to roads, water and quail feeders on the ranch. I used fractal analysis to calculate length and tortuosity of nocturnal paths and assessed potential risk...

  18. Hybrid nested sampling algorithm for Bayesian model selection applied to inverse subsurface flow problems

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    Elsheikh, Ahmed H., E-mail: aelsheikh@ices.utexas.edu [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States); Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Wheeler, Mary F. [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States)] [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States); Hoteit, Ibrahim [Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)] [Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Hybrid Nested Sampling (HNS) algorithm is proposed for efficient Bayesian model calibration and prior model selection. The proposed algorithm combines, Nested Sampling (NS) algorithm, Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) sampling and gradient estimation using Stochastic Ensemble Method (SEM). NS is an efficient sampling algorithm that can be used for Bayesian calibration and estimating the Bayesian evidence for prior model selection. Nested sampling has the advantage of computational feasibility. Within the nested sampling algorithm, a constrained sampling step is performed. For this step, we utilize HMC to reduce the correlation between successive sampled states. HMC relies on the gradient of the logarithm of the posterior distribution, which we estimate using a stochastic ensemble method based on an ensemble of directional derivatives. SEM only requires forward model runs and the simulator is then used as a black box and no adjoint code is needed. The developed HNS algorithm is successfully applied for Bayesian calibration and prior model selection of several nonlinear subsurface flow problems.

  19. Single molecule quantitation and sequencing of rare translocations using microfluidic nested digital PCR

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    Shuga, Joe; Zeng, Yong; Novak, Richard; Lan, Qing; Tang, Xiaojiang; Rothman, Nathaniel; Vermeulen, Roel; Li, Laiyu; Hubbard, Alan; Zhang, Luoping; Mathies, Richard A.; Smith, Martyn T.

    2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    of individual tumors. Here, we report the development and application of a bead-based hemi-nested microfluidic droplet digital PCR (dPCR) technology to achieve quantitative measurement and single-molecule sequencing of somatically acquired carcinogenic...

  20. Nested potassium hydroxide etching and protective coatings for silicon-based microreactors

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    de Mas, Nuria

    We have developed a multilayer, multichannel silicon-based microreactor that uses elemental fluorine as a reagent and generates hydrogen fluoride as a byproduct. Nested potassium hydroxide etching (using silicon nitride ...

  1. Factors contributing to nest predation within habitat of the Golden-checked Warbler, Travis County, Texas

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    Fink, Mark Lewis

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEST PREDATION WITHIN HABITAT OF THE GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by MARK LEWIS FINK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1996 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEST PREDATION WITHIN HABITAT OF THE GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by MARK LEWIS FINK...

  2. Nesting ecology of Rio Grande wild turkeys in the Edwards Plateau of Texas

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    Dreibelbis, Justin Zachary

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2008 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS Submitted to the Office...

  3. Supplement to Nested Dictionary Learning for Hierarchical Organization of Imagery and

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    Carin, Lawrence

    . NESTED K-MEANS The nested K-means is only taken as the initialization step, as a convenient a simple way to initialize parameters of nodes by assigning images to them. For each node, we take a K-means to assign images, as mentioned in the paper, four nodes are present beneath the root node (at initialization). We take the K-means

  4. Reproductive Endocrinology of Nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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    Garner, Jeanne

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF NESTING LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES IN ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS A Dissertation by JEANNE ALEXANDER GARNER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial....S. Virgin Islands Copyright 2012 Jeanne Alexander Garner REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF NESTING LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES IN ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS A Dissertation by JEANNE ALEXANDER GARNER Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

  5. The nesting ecology of paper wasps (Polistes) in a Texas urban area

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    Reed, Hal Clyde

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -made structures (e. g. protection from climatic factors), may be offset by an increased vulnerability to parasites. Ant predation, especially in the tropics, is believed to be a major force in social wasp nest evolution (Eberhard L969; Jeanne 1975a...) . Preliminary work in both temperate snd tropics. l regions has shown that the rate ol ; nt predation of nests located on buildings is lower than on vegetation (Jeanne 1975b) . Thus, the coammn habit of many species of wasps, both in temperate and tropical...

  6. Hydrocarbons on Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) Middens Guide Foragers to the Nest

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    Gordon, Deborah

    Hydrocarbons on Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) Middens Guide Foragers to the Nest Shelby J hydrocarbons are used by social insects in nestmate recognition. Here, we showed that hydrocarbons found-specific hydrocarbons, which ants use to distinguish nestmates from non-nestmates, are found on the midden pebbles

  7. Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren Saarland University, Saarbr¨ucken, Germany erk@coli.uni-sb.de / niehren@ps.uni-sb.de Abstract The Constraint Language that model ellipsis. The sound and complete semi-decision procedure for CLLS (Erk et al., 2002) can be used

  8. Nested and multi-physics modeling of tsunami evolution from generation to inundation

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    Lynett, Patrick

    Nested and multi-physics modeling of tsunami evolution from generation to inundation Sangyoung Son. The fundamental purpose of the coupling effort is to develop the capability to seamlessly model tsunami evolution water equations Boussinesq equations Coupling Coherent structures Turbulence Tsunami a b s t r a c

  9. The Nested Chinese Restaurant Process and Bayesian Nonparametric Inference of Topic Hierarchies

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    Blei, David M.

    DAVID M. BLEI Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey AND THOMAS L. GRIFFITHS AND MICHAEL I. JORDAN Reference Format: Blei, D. M., Grifths, T. L., and Jordan, M. I. 2010. The nested Chinese restaurant), 30 pages. DOI = 10.1145/1667053.1667056 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1667053.1667056 D. M. Blei

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

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    Rajakaruna, Nishanta

    ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE GULF OF MAINE for the maintenance of plant communities (Cruden 1966; Gillham 1970; Howe and Smallwood 1982; Mulder and Keall 2001 to botanists as they often determine which plant species are dispersed and become established in such remote

  11. Nested Column Generation applied to the Crude Oil Tanker Routing and Scheduling Problem with

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    Lbbecke, Marco

    Nested Column Generation applied to the Crude Oil Tanker Routing and Scheduling Problem with Split, Germany March 7, 2012 Abstract The split pickup split delivery crude oil tanker routing and scheduling, because of the large expenses in crude oil shipping it is attractive to make use of optimization

  12. Can Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success?

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    Micropterus spp. As keystone predators and valued sport fish in North American lakes, black basses MicropterusCan Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success? TYLER WAGNER, 13 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA Abstract.--Largemouth bass

  13. Further Decline in nest-box use by Vaux's Swifts in Northeastern Oregon

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    ... ebull@fs.fed.us Charles T. Collins, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, California ... during the longer 19992002 study period. During that time, the percentage of the 58 swift nests that fledged young was 63% in boxes ...

  14. A Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

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    Ramanujam, J. "Ram"

    ]. Until very recently, GPGPU computations were performed by transforming matrix operations. Although the polyhedral model of dependence abstraction and program transformation is much more powerfulA Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

  15. Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Mara Laura AgeroA,D

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    Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Argentina María Laura AgüeroA,D , J. Pablo in Patagonia, Argentina, between 2004 and 2006. This area encompasses the main breeding range of the species of Central Patagonia, Argentina (Madge and Burn 1988). Breeding range extends along approximately 500 km

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

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    Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS GeneticXchange, Inc

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    Wong, Limsoon

    Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS Jing Chen GeneticXchange, Inc chenjing previously been described [24, 23], the details of its interface to relational DBMS and other sources have never been published. In this paper, we describe the Kleisli's interface to relational DBMS

  18. Quantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins, using

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    Chappell, Nick A

    -solute, deep groundwater and a low-solute, soil-water. The mixing model indicated 69% ± 10% deep groundwater-member mixing, hydrological pathway, interbasin groundwater flow INTRODUCTION Knowledge of hydrological pathwaysQuantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins

  19. Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No.

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    can be used to control, manage, and shape individual traveler behavior and aggregate travel demand multinomial logit-ordered response structure that (a) accommodates differential sensitivity to the built The contents of this report reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts

  20. 1 October 17, 2001 Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ARE 213, Fall 2001

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    , GA. "Estimating the demand for a new technology: Bt cotton and insecticide policies." American Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 1975. (Multinomial logit) Vandeveer, M.L. and E.T. Loehman. "Farmer Response of Wisconsin Milk Producers - An Aggregate Analysis." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1995 Nov, V77

  1. Local geometrical properties of magnetic configurations with nested equilibrium magnetic surfaces

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    Skovoroda, A. A. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Nuclear Fusion Institute (Russian Federation)

    2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The complete set of universal local relationships between geometrical (the curvature and torsion of the force lines of the magnetic field and the field complementary to it) and magnetic (|B|, |{nabla}{Phi}|, b {center_dot} ({nabla} x b), and the local shear s) quantities in currentless magnetic configurations comprising a system of equilibrium nested magnetic surfaces, including those with several magnetic axes, is derived. Possible applications of these relationships are discussed.

  2. Dynamical Decoupling of Nested Bars: Self-Gravitating Gaseous Nuclear Bars

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    Peter Englmaier; Isaac Shlosman

    2004-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A substantial fraction of barred galaxies host additional nuclear bars which tumble with pattern speeds exceeding those of the large-scale (primary) stellar bars. We have investigated the mechanism of formation and dynamical decoupling in such nested bars which include gaseous (secondary) nuclear bars within the full size galactic disks, hosting a double inner Lindblad resonance. Becoming increasingly massive and self-gravitating, the nuclear bars lose internal (circulation) angular momentum to the primary bars and increase their strength. Developing chaos within these bars triggers a rapid gas collapse -- bar contraction. During this time period, the secondary bar pattern speed Omega_s~a^{-1}, where "a" stands for the bar size. As a result, Omega_s increases dramatically until a new equilibrium is reached (if at all), while the gas specific angular momentum decreases -- demonstrating the dynamical decoupling of nested bars. Viscosity, and therefore the gas presence, appears to be a necessary condition for the prograde decoupling of nested bars. This process maintains an inflow rate of ~1 M_o/yr over ~10^8 yrs across the central 200 pc and has important implications for fueling the nuclear starbursts and AGN.

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

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

    2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. RSL: A parallel Runtime System Library for regional atmospheric models with nesting

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    Michalakes, J.G.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RSL is a parallel runtime system library developed at Argonne National Laboratory that is tailored to regular-grid atmospheric models with mesh refinement in the form of two-way interacting nested grids. RSL provides high-level stencil and interdomain communication, irregular domain decomposition, automatic local/global index translation, distributed I/O, and dynamic load balancing. RSL was used with Fortran90 to parallelize a well-known and widely used regional weather model, the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale model.

  5. A translation of recursive algebra queries into the access language of a nested relations database prototype

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    Caulfield, Jonathan

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    REFERENCES . 109 APPENDIX A BNF GRAMMAR OF THE QUERY LANGUAGE . . B SELECTION TRANSLATIONS . 114 119 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 A First Normal Form Parent and Child Da, tabase Page 2 A Nested Parent and Child Database 3 The EMP Relation 14 ename...='Fred') 5 a(EMP(Childage ? rs) . 6 s'((ename, Child(cname), Skills) EMP) . . 7 The EMP1 Relation . . 8 The EMP2 Relation . . 15 16 18 21 22 9 U(EMP1, EMP2) 10 U'(EMP1, EMP2) . . 11 n(EMp1, EMp2) 12 n'(EMpl, EMp2) . 13 ? (EMP1, EMP2) 14 ? '(EMP1...

  6. Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic studies of implosion modes of nested wire array z-pinches

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    Huang, Jun; Ding, Ning, E-mail: ding-ning@iapcm.ac.cn; Xue, Chuang; Sun, Shunkai [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Implosion dynamics of nested wire arrays in (r, ?) geometry was studied with two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (2D MHD) simulations. Three different implosion modes are obtained by just changing the wire number of the outer array, when the other conditions, such as the initial radius, length, mass of each array, the wire number of the inner array, and the discharge voltage waveform, are fixed. Simulation results show that the effect of discrete wires, which cannot be described by the thin shell inductive model, will influence the distribution of current between the outer and inner arrays at the early stage, and the discrepancy between results from MHD and thin shell model increases with the interwire gap of the outer array.

  7. Maternal Transfer of Contaminants to Eggs in Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscala) Nesting on Coal Fly Ash Basins

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    Hopkins, William A.

    be warranted. The disposal of slurried coal combustion waste (hereafter, ash) into open settling impoundmentsMaternal Transfer of Contaminants to Eggs in Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscala) Nesting on Coal 2002/Accepted: 13 February 2003 Abstract. Coal combustion is a major source of trace elements

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

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    species. Recent re- search has indicated that raptor mortality from collisions with wind turbines variesWilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS ABSTRACT.-Grassland passerines were surveyed during summer 1995 on the Buffalo Ridge Wind Resource Area

  9. A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid with Residential Users and PEVs

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid California Los Angeles, CA USA {yli760, yanzhiwa, shahin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--In the smart grid, real their electricity consumption, thereby improving the reliability of the grid. Retailers are incorporated

  10. A Plug-in Hybrid Consumer Choice Model with Detailed Market Segmentation

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    Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL] [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a consumer choice model for projecting U.S. demand for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in competition among 13 light-duty vehicle technologies over the period 2005-2050. New car buyers are disaggregated by region, residential area, attitude toward technology risk, vehicle usage intensity, home parking and work recharging. The nested multinomial logit (NMNL) model of vehicle choice incorporates daily vehicle usage distributions, refueling and recharging availability, technology learning by doing, and diversity of choice among makes and models. Illustrative results are presented for a Base Case, calibrated to the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2009 Reference Updated Case, and an optimistic technology scenario reflecting achievement of U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE s) FreedomCAR goals. PHEV market success is highly dependent on the degree of technological progress assumed. PHEV sales reach one million in 2037 in the Base Case but in 2020 in the FreedomCARGoals Case. In the FreedomCARGoals Case, PHEV cumulative sales reach 1.5 million by 2015. Together with efficiency improvements in other technologies, petroleum use in 2050 is reduced by about 45% from the 2005 level. After technological progress, PHEV s market success appears to be most sensitive to recharging availability, consumers attitudes toward novel echnologies, and vehicle usage intensity. Successful market penetration of PHEVs helps bring down battery costs for electric vehicles (EVs), resulting in a significant EV market share after 2040.

  11. Jet Motion, Internal Working Surfaces, and Nested Shells in the Protostellar System HH 212

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    Lee, Chin-Fei; Zhang, Qizhou; Shang, Hsien; Ho, Paul T P; Mizuno, Yosuke

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HH 212 is a nearby (400 pc) highly collimated protostellar jet powered by a Class 0 source in Orion. We have mapped the inner 80" (~ 0.16 pc) of the jet in SiO (J=8-7) and CO (J=3-2) simultaneously at ~ 0.5 resolution with the Atacama Millimeter/Submillimeter Array at unprecedented sensitivity. The jet consists of a chain of knots, bow shocks, and sinuous structures in between. As compared to that seen in our previous observations with the Submillimeter Array, it appears to be more continuous, especially in the northern part. Some of the knots are now seen associated with small bow shocks, with their bow wings curving back to the jet axis, as seen in pulsed jet simulations. Two of them are reasonably resolved, showing kinematics consistent with sideways ejection, possibly tracing the internal working surfaces formed by a temporal variation in the jet velocity. In addition, nested shells are seen in CO around the jet axis connecting to the knots and bow shocks, driven by them. The proper motion of the jet is e...

  12. Nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampler supplementary testing - AEAT doc 2926-2-002

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    REICH, F.R.

    1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of cold testing, completed by AEAT, as part of the proof-of-principle testing for a proposed nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampling system. This sampling system will provide waste samples from the PHMC feed tank to support the privatization contract with BNFL. Proof-of-principle tests were completed with 2 wt% and 10 wt% sand/water and 25 wt% kaolin clay/water simulants with a test setup that spanned the 24 ft to 57 ft height required in the feed tank. The tests demonstrated that the system could pump and sample waste materials with low and with high solids content. In addition, the tests demonstrated a need for some design upgrades to the sampling system, as there was material loss when the sample bottle was removed from the sampling needle. These were complementary tests, completed as part of an EM-50 Tank Focus Area (TFA) to develop a sampling system for validating LAW and HLW waste batches for the Privatization Contract.

  13. Nesting success of the great-tailed grackle (Cassidix mexicanus prosopidicola) in relation to certain density dependent and density independent factors

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    Gotie, Robert Francis

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) December 1972 ABSTRACT Nesting Success of the Great-tailed Grackle (Cassidix...

  14. Nesting success of the great-tailed grackle (Cassidix mexicanus prosopidicola) in relation to certain density dependent and density independent factors

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    Gotie, Robert Francis

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1972 Major Subject: Wildlife Science NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT...

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Nesting biology, morphological remarks, and description of the mature larva of Mellinus arvensis obscurus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in Nepal

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    Boesi, R.; Polidori, C.; Andrietti, F. [Dipartimento di Biologia, Sezione di Zoologia e Citologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Via Celoria, 26, 20133, Milan (Italy); Gayubo, S.F.; Tormos, J.; Asis, J.D. [Unidad de Zoologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad de Salamanca-37071, Salamanca (Spain)

    2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently re-named as a sub-species of Mellinus arvensis, Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888 was investigated ecologically and morphologically in Nepal, in order to underline the most important differences with the well known M. arvensis arvensis. Mellinus arvensis obscurus females nested in clumped aggregations on inclined plains at high altitudes, both on sunny bare soil and on a shaded grassy one. Beginning of monsoon season probably interfered with wasp activity, and females performed few provisioning flights during the day. Prey consisted of a broad range of Diptera, except for one case of a spider. Many females were observed not provisioning a nest but floating on the nesting site, and many intraspecific interactions suggested a high degree of usurpation attempts. At least one species of flies and two of ants probably acted as natural enemies of the wasp. Morphological observations on females showed that the Nepal population shares more similarities (shape of tergite I, body punctation) with the European populations than with the closer Japanese population; melanization is strong, according to west-east and altitudinal cline. The mature larva of M. arvensis obscurus Handlirsch is described, illustrated, and compared with the other mature larva of the genus. The differences between both larvae mainly lie in the presence/absence, and number or differentiation of integumental structures. We conclude that morphological traits are more important than ecological and behavioral ones in distinguishing M. arvensis obscurus from M. arvensis arvensis. (author) [Spanish] En el presente articulo se aportan los resultados y conclusiones de un estudio, llevado a cabo en Nepal, en el que se abordaron aspectos ecologicos, comportamentales y morfologicos (tanto del ultimo estado de la fase larvaria como del adulto) de Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888. El principal objetivo del estudio radicaba en mostrar las principales diferencias que separan a esta subespecie de la bien estudiada subespecie nominal. Mellinus arvensis obscurus nidifica a gran altitud, en terreno inclinado, con y sin vegetacion, expuesto en mayor o menor medida al sol y en agregaciones muy compactas. Durante la estacion lluviosa la hembras llevan a cabo pocos vuelos de aprovisonamiento. Las presas pertenecen al orden de los dipteros, aunque, en una ocasion se observo el aporte de una arana. Gran numero de las interacciones intraespecificas observadas sugieren un alto grado de intentos de usurpacion de nidos. Los enemigos naturales mas sobresalientes pertenecen al orden de los dipteros y a la familia de los formicidos. Del estudio morfologico del adulto, mencionaremos que la foma del terguito 1 y la escultura del cuerpo, en las hembras de las poblaciones del Nepal, son mas semejantes a los de las hembras de las poblaciones europeas que no a los de las japonesas. De la fase larvaria se describe el ultimo estado larvario, a la vez que se compara con la otra larva madura ya descrita del genero. Las diferencias entre ambas larvas maduras radican en la presencia/ausencia, numero o diferenciacion de las estructuras tegumentarias. El estudio finaliza concluyendo que los rasgos morfologicos son mas importantes, que los aspectos ecologicos y comportamentales, a la hora de establecer una separacion entre las dos subespecies (author)

  18. BIOTROPICA 37(4): 670675 2005 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2005.00085.x Complex Nesting Behavior by Two Neotropical Species of the Ant Genus Stenamma

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    Villemant, Claire

    ; Neotropics; new species; predator defense; Stenamma. TROPICAL RAINFORESTS ARE LACED WITH A SKEIN OF ANTS and evolution of rainforest ants. I report here the novel nesting behavior of two species of Neotropical ants selection pressures that shape ant commu nities in general. Preliminary observations reported here suggest 1

  19. A Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J.Tripoli,Edwin W.Eloranta

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    Eloranta, Edwin W.

    Experiments (LAKE-ICE) on 21 December 1997,the University of Wisconsin Volume Imaging Lidar (UW-VIL) observedA Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J.Tripoli,Edwin W.Eloranta Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,The University of Wisconsin - Madison

  20. Sandia National Laboratories: NEST

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    partners, investors, and technical resources isn't generally an easy task for start-up companies. But for clients of the i-GATE (Innovation for Green Advanced Transportation...

  1. Future Potential of Hybrid and Diesel Powertrains in the U.S. Light-duty Vehicle Market

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    Greene, D.L.

    2004-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Diesel and hybrid technologies each have the potential to increase light-duty vehicle fuel economy by a third or more without loss of performance, yet these technologies have typically been excluded from technical assessments of fuel economy potential on the grounds that hybrids are too expensive and diesels cannot meet Tier 2 emissions standards. Recently, hybrid costs have come down and the few hybrid makes available are selling well. Diesels have made great strides in reducing particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, and are likely though not certain to meet future standards. In light of these developments, this study takes a detailed look at the market potential of these two powertrain technologies and their possible impacts on light-duty vehicle fuel economy. A nested multinomial logit model of vehicle choice was calibrated to 2002 model year sales of 930 makes, models and engine-transmission configurations. Based on an assessment of the status and outlook for the two technologies, market shares were predicted for 2008, 2012 and beyond, assuming no additional increase in fuel economy standards or other new policy initiatives. Current tax incentives for hybrids are assumed to be phased out by 2008. Given announced and likely introductions by 2008, hybrids could capture 4-7% and diesels 2-4% of the light-duty market. Based on our best guesses for further introductions, these shares could increase to 10-15% for hybrids and 4-7% for diesels by 2012. The resulting impacts on fleet average fuel economy would be about +2% in 2008 and +4% in 2012. If diesels and hybrids were widely available across vehicle classes, makes, and models, they could capture 40% or more of the light-duty vehicle market.

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

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    Duffy, Phil; Arritt, R.; Coquard, J.; Gutowski, William; Han, J.; Iorio, J.; Kim, Jongil; Leung, Lai R.; Roads, J.; Zeledon, E.

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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. This is true even though the study area is in some cases a small fraction of the RCM domain. 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.

  3. Poisson loglinear modeling with linear constraints on the expected cell frequencies

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    Martin, Nirian

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we consider Poisson loglinear models with linear constraints (LMLC) on the expected table counts. Multinomial and product multinomial loglinear models can be obtained by considering that some marginal totals (linear constraints on the expected table counts) have been prefixed in a Poisson loglinear model. Therefore with the theory developed in this paper, multinomial and product multinomial loglinear models can be considered as a particular case. To carry out inferences on the parameters in the LMLC an information-theoretic approach is followed from which the classical maximum likelihood estimators and Pearson chi-square statistics for goodness-of fit are obtained. In addition, nested hypotheses are proposed as a general procedure for hypothesis testing. Through a simulation study the appropriateness of proposed inference tools is illustrated.

  4. Tracking Land Cover Change in a Mixed Logit Model: Recognizing Temporal and Spatial Effects

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    , but high residential densities can impede future development. Model application produces graphic in order to demonstrate compliance with air quality- related planning standards. Moreover, with further

  5. Numerical Experiments with AMLET, a New Monte Carlo Algorithm for Estimating Mixed Logit Models

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    Toint, Philippe

    th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research Lucerne, 1015. August 2003 #12 at the 10 th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Lucerne, August 2003. 1 Research Fellow

  6. Z .Social Networks 21 1999 3766 primer: logit models for social networks

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    Fienberg, Stephen E.

    a,b,) , Stanley Wasserman b,c,d,1 , Bradley Crouch b,2 a Department of Educational Psychology, Uni: Jossey-Bass, pp. 156192; Fienberg, S.E., Meyer, M.M., Wasserman, S., 1985. Statistical analysis

  7. ANNUAL REPORT RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    Rock, Chris

    Winter Safflower as a New Biomass Energy Crop for the Lower Great Plains ofNorth America...................................16 Cotton Price Risk Management across Different Countries......................... 17 Brand-Supermarket Price Competition with Nested Logit Demand.................18 Supermarket Price Competition: The Case of

  8. Bounds on the expected entropy and KL-divergence of sampled multinomial distributions

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    Roy, Deb

    the samples are iid p, then the expected number of samples in bin i can be calculated as = n k=0 n k pk i (1 i (1 - pi)n-k k log k n Note that in this equation, pi is the true probability of bin i in p rather C. Roy bcroy@media.mit.edu Original: May 18, 2011 Revised: June 6, 2011 Abstract Information

  9. nest | National Nuclear Security Administration

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron4 Self-Scrubbing:,, , (Energy97,1996 http://www.eia.doe.gov NNuclearnest

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

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    Erickson, Wallace P.

    2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Introduction Nested common intervals on permutations Nested common intervals on sequences Conclusion Finding Nested Common Intervals

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    Blin, Guillaume

    Conclusion Comparing genomes Genomes evolved from a common ancestor tend to share the same varieties of gene clusters used in genomes comparison. . . . seeking for gene clusters between their genomes. A gene cluster = a set of genes appearing, in spatial proximity along the chromosome, in at least two genomes. G. Blin

  12. Co-relation of Variables Involved in the Occurrence of Crane Accidents in U.S. through Logit Modeling.

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    Bains, Amrit Anoop Singh

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the primary reasons of the escalating rates of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry is the ever so complex, dynamic and continually changing nature of construction work. Use of cranes has become imperative to overcome...

  13. Econometric Analysis of Discrete-Valued Irregularly-Spaced Financial Transactions Data Using a New Autoregressive Conditional Multinomial Model

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    Russell, Jeffrey; Engle, Robert F

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lancaster, T. , 1990, The Econometric Analysis of TransitionDEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF DISCRETE-PAPER 98-10 APRIL 1998 Econometric analysis of discrete-

  14. Benders, Nested Benders and Stochastic Programming

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    James Murphy

    2013-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Page 1 ..... matter what further constraints were introduced the optimal point would .... We have now covered enough preliminaries to start to introduce the main ..... term into terms that depend on the initial decision and those that don't (h and T,.

  15. Nested Autonomy Prototype for Distributed Undersea Sensing

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    Schmidt, Henrik

    -level CONOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 4.2 Cluster-level CONOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 4.3 Node-level CONOPS

  16. Campus Grids Condor Nests at Purdue

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    disciplines to leverage greater group purchasing power. Large purchases also leveraged for departmental the University's strategic goals." Data Centers Computer Labs Power Savings Strategic Sourcing for Purchasing, community cluster purchase for good pricing Power Savings Virtualized data centers, power off idle

  17. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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    Dunn, John J. (Bellport, NY); Quesada, Mark A. (Horseheads, NY); Randesi, Matthew (New York, NY)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method for the introduction of unidirectional deletions in a cloned DNA segment in the context of a cloning vector which contains an f1 endonuclease recognition sequence adjacent to the insertion site of the DNA segment. Also disclosed is a method for producing single-stranded DNA probes utilizing the same cloning vector. An optimal vector, PZIP is described. Methods for introducing unidirectional deletions into a terminal location of a cloned DNA sequence which is inserted into the vector of the present invention are also disclosed. These methods are useful for introducing deletions into either or both ends of a cloned DNA insert, for high throughput sequencing of any DNA of interest.

  18. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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    Dunn, John J. (Bellport, NY); Quesada, Mark A. (Middle Island, NY); Randesi, Matthew (Upton, NY)

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method for the introduction of unidirectional deletions in a cloned DNA segment. More specifically, the method comprises providing a recombinant DNA construct comprising a DNA segment of interest inserted in a cloning vector, the cloning vector having an f1 endonuclease recognition sequence adjacent to the insertion site of the DNA segment of interest. The recombinant DNA construct is then contacted with the protein pII encoded by gene II of phage f1 thereby generating a single-stranded nick. The nicked DNA is then contacted with E. coli Exonuclease III thereby expanding the single-stranded nick into a single-stranded gap. The single-stranded gapped DNA is then contacted with a single-strand-specific endonuclease thereby producing a linearized DNA molecule containing a double-stranded deletion corresponding in size to the single-stranded gap. The DNA treated in this manner is then incubated with DNA ligase under conditions appropriate for ligation. Also disclosed is a method for producing single-stranded DNA probes. In this embodiment, single-stranded gapped DNA, produced as described above, is contacted with a DNA polymerase in the presence of labeled nucleotides to fill in the gap. This DNA is then linearized by digestion with a restriction enzyme which cuts outside the DNA segment of interest. The product of this digestion is then denatured to produce a labeled single-stranded nucleic acid probe.

  19. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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    Dunn, J.J.; Quesada, M.A.; Randesi, M.

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method for the introduction of unidirectional deletions in a cloned DNA segment. More specifically, the method comprises providing a recombinant DNA construct comprising a DNA segment of interest inserted in a cloning vector. The cloning vector has an f1 endonuclease recognition sequence adjacent to the insertion site of the DNA segment of interest. The recombinant DNA construct is then contacted with the protein pII encoded by gene II of phage f1 thereby generating a single-stranded nick. The nicked DNA is then contacted with E. coli Exonuclease III thereby expanding the single-stranded nick into a single-stranded gap. The single-stranded gapped DNA is then contacted with a single-strand-specific endonuclease thereby producing a linearized DNA molecule containing a double-stranded deletion corresponding in size to the single-stranded gap. The DNA treated in this manner is then incubated with DNA ligase under conditions appropriate for ligation. Also disclosed is a method for producing single-stranded DNA probes. In this embodiment, single-stranded gapped DNA, produced as described above, is contacted with a DNA polymerase in the presence of labeled nucleotides to fill in the gap. This DNA is then linearized by digestion with a restriction enzyme which cuts outside the DNA segment of interest. The product of this digestion is then denatured to produce a labeled single-stranded nucleic acid probe. 1 fig.

  20. Nested Refinement Types for JavaScript /

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    Chugh, Ravi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Semantic Sub- typing with an SMT Solver. In InternationalNikolaj Bjrner. Z3: An Efficient SMT solver. In Tools andBy carefully coordinating SMT-based logical implication with

  1. Termination of Nested and Mutually Recursive Algorithms

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    brahm, Erika

    termination can now be proved automatically (including well-known challenge problems such as McCarthy's f 91. S. Boyer and J S. Moore [5]. Their method has also been adapted for termination proofs in other by C. Walther [31, 33], by P. Manoury and M. Simonot [21], and by F. and H. R. Nielson [24

  2. Method of fabricating nested shells and resulting product

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

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Nested punctual Hilbert schemes and commuting varieties of parabolic subalgebras

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    Boyer, Edmond

    be an algebraically closed field of arbitrary characteristic. Let S[n] denote the Hilbert scheme parametrizing- sional schemes zk1 zk2 · · · zkr organised in a tower of successive inclusions [Ch1, Ch2]. Let C and commut- ing varieties. If zn S[n] is a zero dimensional subscheme, and if b1, . . . , bn is a base

  4. Realization for Justification Logics via Nested Sequents: Modularity through Embedding

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    Sola, Rolf Haenni

    Goetschi , Roman Kuznets Institut fur Informatik und angewandte Mathematik, Universitat Bern Neubr), kuznets@iam.unibe.ch (Roman Kuznets) Preprint submitted to Elsevier January 23, 2012 #12;have been

  5. Nested Dictionary Learning for Hierarchical Organization of Imagery and Text

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    Carin, Lawrence

    Dirichlet allo- cation (LDA) (Blei et al., 2003b), were originally de- veloped for text analysis as auxiliary data such as image annotation- s (Barnard et al., 2003; Blei & Jordan, 2003; Blei & Ma

  6. Common Nesting Bird Species Common Name Latin Name AOU Code

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    -25 m Aspen/Maple AUWA 4 2 14 14 2-16 m Maple/Fir BHGR 3.5 1 12.5 12 2-5 m Maple/Fir WETA 3.5 1 13 10 4 Excavators ACWO 4.5 1 11.5 31 0 % Aspen WISA 5.5 1 13 31.5 28 % Aspen RNSA 5.5 1 13 27 12 % Aspen DOWO 4.5 1.5 12 22.5 0 % Aspen HAWO 4 1 14 29 0 % Aspen RSFL 7.5 1.5 11.5 26.5 56 % Aspen/Fir PYNU 7 1 15.5 22 57

  7. A Nested Approach to REDD+: Structuring Effective and Transparent...

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    that would lead to verifiable emission reductions and therefore earn incentives from an international system (or a bilateral arrangement). Meanwhile, implementation of REDD+...

  8. NEST Scientific Report 2007-200931 Intersubband polaritonics

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    to the development of epitaxial growth techniques, it is now possible to realize monolithic microcavity structures cannot be measured up to the anti-crossing point, an accurate fitting procedure is necessary in order

  9. Long-Billed Marsh Wren's Nest Made of Filamentous Algae

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    J. A. Munro Journal: Condor Volume: 45 Issue: 1 (January-February) Section: From Field and Study Year: 1943 Pages: 40

  10. Hanford Site Raptor Nest Monitoring Report for Calendar Year 2013

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    Nugent, John J.; Lindsey, Cole T.; Wilde, Justin W.

    2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) conducts ecological monitoring on the Hanford Site to collect and track data needed to ensure compliance with an array of environmental laws, regulations, and policies governing DOE activities. Ecological monitoring data provide baseline information about the plants, animals, and habitat under DOE-RL stewardship at Hanford required for decision-making under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The Hanford Site Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP, DOE/EIS-0222-F) which is the Environmental Impact Statement for Hanford Site activities, helps ensure that DOE-RL, its contractors, and other entities conducting activities on the Hanford Site are in compliance with NEPA.

  11. Nested Narrative:rar saga hreu and Material Engagement

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    Ward, Elisabeth Ida

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    valley seems to emerge as the better place: rurs speech condemning people from Mifjrur contrasts with his eventual happy

  12. Effects of red imported fire ants on songbird nest survival

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    Campomizzi, Andrew J.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    -successional stage woody vegetation similar to areas occupied by black-capped vireos in the nearby Lampasas Cut Plains (see Grzybowski et al. 1994, Bailey and Thompson 2007) and ecotones between mature oak-juniper (Quercus-Juniperus) woodland and grassland...

  13. Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    coal combustion, waste incineration and gold mining (Streetsprofiles for waste incineration (22 % Hg(0), 78 % Hg(II)).

  14. EFFICIENT NESTED PRICING IN THE SIMPLEX ALGORITHM 1 ...

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    2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    nonbasic reduced costs may be obtained by a so-called pricing operation: ... Project 10371017 supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. 1

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-fTriWildcat 1 WindtheEnergy InformationOf The 28-29

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall,Missouri: Energy Resources JumpOklahoma:NorthCastle, New

  17. Decision Support Tool: Integrated REDD+ accounting frameworks: Nested

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualPropertyd8c-a9ae-f8521cbb8489 No revision hasda62829c05b No revisionDbrodt'snational approaches

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualPropertyd8c-a9ae-f8521cbb8489 No revision| Open Jump to:(RES-AEI) |

  19. The Belief Bias Effect Is Aptly Named: A Reply to Klauer and Kellen (2011)

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    Wixted, John T.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) multinomial processing tree (MPT) model to confidence ratings (henceforth, MPTC) describes the data better

  20. The results of a world-wide study on yield improvement are presented. Die yields col-lected from 21 fabs are transformed via a logit formula and compared. The die yields and

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    -aided manufacturing practices and statistical process control practices in addition to commonly cited practices improvement rates of the fabs are compared, and manufacturing yield improve- ment practices are evaluated such as particle control and advanced manufacturing technology. #12;Introduction The results of a world-wide study

  1. A Quantitative Analysis of Previously Launched Adults

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    Farris, Demetrea Nicole

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    " of either previously launched or failure to launch. I undertake two multinomial logistic regression models with the dependent variable "launching status." I then proceed to a replication of the original analysis with two other multinomial logistic regression...

  2. Bernoulli 19(1), 2013, 295307 DOI: 10.3150/11-BEJ393

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    McKeague, Ian

    ], Franck [7] and Mau [12]. For more than two populations, Wang [21] discussed the LRT in the multinomial

  3. A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System

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    Pedram, Massoud

    and virtualization techniques provide mobile devices with battery energy saving opportunities by allowing them on the backward induction principle, we derive the optimal or near-optimal strategy for all the mobile devices by the profits by charging clients for accessing these services. Clients are attracted by the opportunity

  4. NestedMICA as an ab initio protein motif discovery tool

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

    2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    has long been an important problem in biology. It is possible to check if a set of proteins contain a known sequence motif by searching protein motif or domain databases. Databases including Pfam [1], eukary- otic linear motif database (ELM) [2... License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.Page 1 of 12 (page number not for citation purposes) Site [4] contain sequence...

  5. Utilization of artificial nesting cavities by wood ducks (Aix sponsa) in central Texas

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    Labuda, Stephen Edward

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1des), black w1llow (Sal1x nicira), water oak, winged elm, sugar- berry, red mulberry, mesquite, Texas sophora (~So hora affinis), and commn p si mmn (~Dios ros ~air i ia a). No ca itp be i g trees were encountered while sampling the woody...

  6. Distribution, Abundance, and survival of Nesting American Dippers near Juneau, Alaska

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    ... variation in survival or focus on the effects of stream pollution on dipper physiology and reproduction. The American Dipper ( ... 1973, Price and Bock 1983). Nocturnal drainage of cold air down narrow ravines (see Pypker et al. 2007) and the high winds common ...

  7. "Nested" cryptic diversity in a widespread marine ecosystem engineer: a challenge for detecting biological invasions

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of P. dalbyi from Western Australia vs. southeasternindices were similar (Western Australia: h = 1.000 0.045,New Zealand, Morocco and Western Australia. However, these

  8. Emergence of electric mobility: a nested approach to vehicle choice modeling

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    shares within the automotive sector for the different types of cars (namely gasoline cars, hybrid cars alternatives which do not belong to the respondent in comparison to latter's own car, when we analyze and electric cars) are likely to be significantly affected. This particular context motivated a sound demand

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

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  10. Performance of the nested grid model during cold air outbreaks and periods of return flow

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    Janish, Paul Richard

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the Return ot Wind and Geopotential Height Field Evolution 103 1) Offshore Flow Phase . . 2) Onshore Flow and the Low ? Level Jet. . . . 3) Extreme Case of 10-14 February 1988. . . . 105 117 126 7. REAL TIME VERIFICATION. . 132 a Satellite Data. b... and associated return flows are isolated. A good index of these cycles is the 950 mb meridional wind component. Composites and individual cases of the horizontal, vertical, and temporal structure of wind, temperature, and moisture are diagnosed for the NGM...

  11. A nested branch and price approach to designing the circuit card assembly factory

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    Warrier, Deepak

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Industrial competition has placed a premium on prescribing the optimal design of a circuit card assembly factory. This problem is to prescribe the number of lines of each type, the line type to which each circuit card type is to be assigned...

  12. Effects of Grassland Restoration on Avian Assemblage Characteristics and Dickcissel Nesting Success in Texas

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    Lituma, Christopher M.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ?2008. C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s W a s h i n g t on 34 0 0. 81 W a s h i n g t on 29 0. 43 0. 69 N a v a r r o 34 0. 13 0. 82 C ol or a do 29 0. 3 0. 8 N a... v a r r o 32 0. 11 0. 63 A n de r s on 26 .6 0. 11 0. 77 N a v a r r o 29 .7 0. 04 0. 84 N a v a r r o 22 .5 0. 18 0. 75 N a v a r r o 24 .5 0. 26 0. 74 N a v a r r o 21 .9 0. 6 0. 32 N a v a r r o 18 .4 0. 33 0. 72 N a v a r r o 17 .6 0. 31 0. 76 N...

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

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    Vener, David Paul

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  14. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Interferometry and entanglement detection at the nanoscale

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    the experi- mental realization of electronic Mach Zehnder (MZ) and HanburyBrownTwiss (HBT) interferometers the implementations of MachZehnder and HamburyBrown Twiss interferometers (Fig. 1) together with structures yet circumventing some of FIG. 1 Implementation of the HanburyBrownTwiss interferometer with edge states

  15. Complexity of Nesting Analysis in Mobile Ambients Chiara Braghin 1 , Agostino Cortesi 1 , Riccardo Focardi 1 ,

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    Piazza, Carla

    , Universit??a di Trieste, luccio@dsm.univ.trieste.it Abstract. A new algorithm is introduced for analysing author: Flaminia L. Luccio, Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Universit??a di Trieste, via Valerio 12/b, 34127 Trieste, Italy, e­mail: luccio@dsm.univ.trieste.it, Tel: +39­040­5582610, Fax: +39

  16. Master 2 Atiam : Traitement du Signal Audionumerique. Duree : 2h. Aucun document n'est autorise.

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    Badeau, Roland

    (z) = nZ x(n)z-n Fonction d'autocovariance d'un processus X(n) stationnaire au sens large (SSL) re spectrale de puissance (DSP) d'un processus X(n) SSL : SX(e2i ) = kZ RX(k)e-2ik Filtrage des processus SSL transfert H(z), d'un processus SSL X(n). Alors Y (n) est un processus SSL : de moyenne mY = H(1) mX (o`u H

  17. SNAG ABUNDANCe Ohmann et al. 607 SNAG ABUNDANCE FOR PRIMARY CAVITY-NESTING

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    use standing dead trees (snags) at one time or another in their lifecycle (Thomas et al. 1979a, Neitro of the ongoing inventory of nonfederal forest lands conducted by the Inventory and Economics Research Development by scanning the printed publication. Misscans identified by the software have been corrected; however, some

  18. Chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and dioxins in colonial nesting waterbirds of Galveston Bay, Texas

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    Frank, Donell Suzette

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    assurance/quality control (QA/QC) samples. A pesticide/PCB spike solution was added to the spike samples. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) surrogate standards containing the compounds naphthalene-d8, 23 acenaphthene-d10, phenanthrene-d10, chrysene...

  19. Nesting Range, Spatial Use, Habitat Selection and Sex Identification of the Greater Raodrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    at Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University Vertebrate Museum, the Natural Science Research Laboratory at Texas Tech University Museum, the natural history collections at Angelo State University, the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation...

  20. Effects of Grassland Restoration on Avian Assemblage Characteristics and Dickcissel Nesting Success in Texas

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    Lituma, Christopher M.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ?2008. C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s W a s h i n g t on 34 0 0. 81 W a s h i n g t on 29 0. 43 0. 69 N a v a r r o 34 0. 13 0. 82 C ol or a do 29 0. 3 0. 8 N a... v a r r o 32 0. 11 0. 63 A n de r s on 26 .6 0. 11 0. 77 N a v a r r o 29 .7 0. 04 0. 84 N a v a r r o 22 .5 0. 18 0. 75 N a v a r r o 24 .5 0. 26 0. 74 N a v a r r o 21 .9 0. 6 0. 32 N a v a r r o 18 .4 0. 33 0. 72 N a v a r r o 17 .6 0. 31 0. 76 N...

  1. Optimizing Nested Loops with Loop Distribution and Loop Fusion Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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    Sha, Edwin

    nodes so that the loop nodes inside one partition can be fused directly without transformation. Maximum and the power consumption [1, 5, 7, 8]. Direct loop fusion is to find the legal fusion partition of the loop of the fused loops is minimized. Loop distribution separates independent statements inside a single loop (or

  2. High Magnetic Field Multipoles Generated by Superconductor Magnetization within a Set of Nested Superconducting Correction Coils

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    Green, M.A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    magnetization of the superconductor in the long correctorsMultipoles Generated by Superconductor Magnetization WithinMULTIPOLES GENERATED BY SUPERCONDUCTOR MAGNETIZATION WITHIN

  3. Multiple Nested Beltrami regions as a Solution to the 3-D Toroidal MHD Equilibrium Problem

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    Hudson, Stuart

    .L. Dewar1 , M.J. Hole1 , S.R. Hudson2 and M. McGann1 1 Department of Theoretical Physics and Plasma Research Laboratory, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National

  4. Multiple Nest-Tending Behavior in an Adult Female White Ibis GARTH HERRING1

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    Gawlik, Dale E.

    Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 to the ibis. On 14 May, both bal-chatri (Bub 1991) and modified cylindrical traps (Frederick 1987) were placed

  5. ancient mud-wasp nests: Topics by E-print Network

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

    religion in the ancient Mediterranean permeated aspects of everyday life, including seafaring. Besides cargo, ships transported mariners' religious beliefs from port to port,...

  6. Structural Nested Mean Models for Assessing Time-Varying Causal Effect Moderation

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    Murphy, Susan A.

    = No Effect Outpatient substance abuse treatment is better than residential treatment for individuals of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: CT) (a1, a2) Time-varying treatment pattern; at is binary (0,1) Y (a1, a21 Thomas R. Ten Have2 Susan A. Murphy3 1 Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA MC 1

  7. Ecology of the predator assemblage affecting nest success of passerines in Sierra Nevada, California

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    Cocimano, Maria C.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    were surveyed since 1997 (15 from 1997 to 2006, plus 6 added in 2003). My study areas were located in montane meadows in central Sierra Nevada, California, USA, including El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, and Sierra counties. The area presents a... the line intercept method (Bonham 1989), using a pole (200 cm tall ? 1.25 cm diameter). I took measurements every 3 meters, including vegetation type, as each species of plant that touched the pole (willow, other shrub species, grass/forbs, aspen, alder...

  8. Instrumenting C programs with Nested Word Swarat Chaudhuri and Rajeev Alur

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    Chauduri, Swarat

    Blast [5] and Slam [2], where a specification is a word automaton (or monitor) with finite- state" of a program and a monitor, in effect instrumenting the program with extra instructions, so that the input automata, and a tool to instrument C code using it. This language ex- tends the Blast specification

  9. EXTENDING METHODS FOR MODELING HETEROGENEITY IN NEST-SURVIVAL DATA USING GENERALIZED MIXED MODELS

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    Rotella, Jay J.

    condiciones covariantes de inters. Tambin condujimos simulaciones Monte Carlo para evaluar el desempeo de

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    Galef Jr., Bennett G.

    to the behavior 01 wild rats in natural environments lor two reasons. First, the animals in .U '. eTbe research

  11. Nesting Range, Spatial Use, Habitat Selection and Sex Identification of the Greater Raodrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    .05 percent. Habitat selection ratios showed a preference for ridge as well as grassland habitat and avoidance of bare ground and flatland habitats. The location data from west Texas was further analyzed to build a predictive logistic regression model...

  12. Coordination of the Smart Grid and Distributed Data Centers: A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework

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    Pedram, Massoud

    the other load devices perform demand side management. The objective of the smart grid controller computing has established a trend towards building energy-hungry and geographically distributed data centers between the electricity price at each power bus and the total load demand at that bus. In the second stage

  13. Nesting Success of California Least Terns at the Guerrero Negro Saltworks, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2005

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    ... TERNS AT THE GUERRERO NEGRO SALTWORKS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, 2005 ANTONIO GUTIRREZ-AGUILAR, Exportadora de Sal, S. A. de C. ... Kramer, G. W., and Migoya, R. 1989. The Pacific coast of Mexico, in Habitat management for migrating and wintering waterfowl in North ...

  14. 13www.wildlife.org The Wildlife Society Nesting Prairie-Chickens

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    facility. GM Crops Threaten Monarch Butterflies The loss of milkweed plants in the United States, largely due to the rise of genetically modified (GM) crops, is more harmful to monarch butterfly populations on breeding grounds--nearly 1.5 billion plants over 19 years, mainly caused by the increasing adoption of GM

  15. A REVIEW OF ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS IN EPRI EA-3409, "HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CHOICE: REVISION OF REEPS BEHAVIORAL MODELS"

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    only logit estimate variable name normalized capital costcost estimates by using construction handbooks (for capitalcapital cost coefficient to operating cost coefficient gives an estimate

  16. Sensitivity analysis of the optimal solutions to Huff-type competitive ...

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    2008-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    facilities and the distances to them, through a gravitational or logit type model. Both the ..... This generalizes the 'law of retail gravitation' of Reilly [33], who.

  17. Factors Affecting Cotton Producers' Choice of Marketing Outlet

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    Pace, Jason 1979-

    2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies 4 Adoption Studies Employing Multinomial Logistic Regression ?.. 5 Hedging Studies ?????????????????????.. 8 Marketing Studies ????????????????????... 12 Non-cotton and General Commodity Marketing Studies ????. 12 Cotton Marketing Studies... Employing Multinomial Logistic Regression This paper will model the factors that influence several qualitative choices (cash marketing outlets) among cotton producers. The objective of qualitative choice modeling is to determine each explanatory...

  18. Journal of Machine Learning Research 7 (2006) 21892213 Submitted 01/2006; Published 10/2006 Noisy-OR Component Analysis

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    Hauskrecht, Milos

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ), multinomial PCA (or aspect) models (Buntine, 2002; Hofmann, 1999a; Blei et al., 2003), the multiple cause, such as to identify the document topics in the aspect model (Hofmann, 1999a; Blei et al., 2003) or regulatory signals- dimensional continuous-valued data. More recently, multinomial mixture models (Hofmann, 1999a; Blei et al

  19. Effect of Feathers As Nest Insulation on Incubation Behavior and Reproductive Performance of Tree Swallows (Tachycineta Bicolor)

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    Michael P. Lombardo, Ruth M. Bosman, Christine A. Faro, Stephen G. Houtteman, Timothy S. Kluisza ...

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

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    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

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Phylogenetics of Crabronini, with a consideration of the evolution of predatory and nesting behaviors (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)

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    Bennett, Daniel J.

    2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    . _____________________________________ Chairperson: Michael S. Engel _____________________________________ Charles D. Michener ____________________________________ Deborah R. Smith ____________________________________ Mark E. Mort... of my student colleagues, all of whom Id like to thank, particularly Allan Smith-Pardo, Victor Gonzalez, Ismael Hinojosa, Steve Davis, Lynn Villafuerte, Stelios Chatzimanolis, Ming-Luen Jeng, Molly Rightmyer, Jason Palikij, Natapot Warrit, Cornelia...

  2. Is the Geographic Distribution of Nesting in the Kemp's Ridley Turtle Shaped by the Migratory Needs of Offspring?

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    Lohmann, Kenneth J.

    the migration of offspring. To investigate this concept, we studied the Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys might thus remain relatively stable over considerable peri- ods of time. We explore this conceptual). Hatchlings enter the sea and immediately migrate offshore to pelagic waters, thereby escaping intense

  3. Use of a Nesting Platform by Gul-Billed Terns and Black Skimmers at the Salton Sea, California

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    ... the optimum and (2) its unprotected location with respect to wind-driven waves on the surface of the Salton Sea coupled with the regions ... larids have specifically addressed the causes of mortality of young terns on these artificial sites. In a comparison of the ...

  4. Effect of nest temperature on egg-brooding dynamics in Children's pythons Zachary R. Stahlschmidt , Dale F. DeNardo

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    Denardo, Dale

    , Dale F. DeNardo School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4601, United States needs of the offspring during development, such as water balance, energy, and temperature regulation [1 Facultative endothermy Parental care Respiratory gas exchange Snake Thermal relations Trade-off Water balance

  5. A Tool for Nesting and Clustering Large Objects* Stefan Dieker, Ralf Hartmut Guting, and Miguel Rodriguez Luaces

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    Güting, Ralf Hartmut

    to compute the most efficient clustering in all tests. 1 Introduction For the support of scientific-oriented DBMSs. Extensible systems first and foremost support the addition of new data types with corre- sponding the support of such types on all levels of the system, for example, in indexing, or in query optimization

  6. Parental responses of hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) to intrusion by red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) into simulated nests

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    Ferris, Kathleen Patricia

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on Native Invert brates. Fire ants prey upon a number of invertebrates, including boll weevils (Anthonomus grandis) (Sterling, 1978), sugarcane borers (Eldana ~h' ) (Ada acta(. , 1981), dpeca ee 1 (C 4i ddhacl (D tchet d Sheppard, 1981). In addition, fire... by unearthing a mound and placing it into a talcum coated bucket for transport to the laboratory. The colonies were housed later in a fluon-coated (Teflon) pan consisting of several 105 mm petri dishes to house the queens and her brood. In order to maintain...

  7. The Impact of Misspecifying A Higher Level Nesting Structure in Item Response Theory Models: A Monte Carlo Study

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    Zhou, Qiong

    2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Discussion .............................................................................................................. 42 CHAPTER IV STUDY TWO: A MULTILEVEL ITEM RESPONSE THEORY ANALYSIS OF PISA 2009 DATA...

  8. Breeding Performance in Relation to Nest-Site Substratum in a Buff-Necked Ibis (Theristicus Caudatus) Population in Patagonia

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    Jose A. Donazar, Olga Ceballos, Alejandro Travaini, Alejandro Rodriguez, Martin Funes, Fernando Hiraldo ...

  9. A COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS TO ESTIMATE BREEDING PRODUCTIVITY IN A COLONIAL, GROUND-NESTING GULL LARUS CACHINNANS

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    MARTNEZ-ABRAN, A., ORO, D., IZQUIERDO, J., FERRS, V. & BELENGUER, R. A Journal: Marine Ornithology ...

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

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    Hubbard, Tani Ann

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 higher amount of "edge" in the vegetation types they bisect. These ROW...

  11. Wide-Field Infrared Imaging Polarimetry of the NGC 6334 Region: A Nest of Infrared Reflection Nebulae

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    J. Hashimoto; M. Tamura; R. Kandori; N. Kusakabe; Y. Nakajima; M. Kurita; T. Nagata; T. Nagayama; J. Hough; A. Chrysostomou

    2008-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the detection of eighteen infrared reflection nebulae (IRNe) in the $J$, $H$, & $Ks$ linear polarimetric observations of the NGC 6334 massive star-formation complex, of which 16 IRNe are new discoveries. Our images cover $\\sim$180 square arcminutes, one of the widest near-infrared polarization data in star-formation regions so far. These IRNe are most likely associated with embedded young OB stars at different evolutionary phases, showing a variety of sizes, morphologies, and polarization properties, which can be divided into four categories. We argue the different nebula characteristics to be a possible evolutionary sequence of circumstellar structures around young massive stars.

  12. SCIENTIFIC REPORT 2001-2003 NEST, the National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology, was established

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    Nazionale delle Ricerche, Fondazione Monte dei Paschi, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa, Istituto Silvia Agostini Aji Anappara Akhileswaran Mohamed Alshourbagy Reza Bakhtiari Francesco Banfi Stefano Ferrari Antonio Fittipaldi Rüdeger Köhler Teodoro Laino Stefano Luin Riccardo Nifosì Luigi Palatella

  13. Social bees build nests that store food, house brood and serve as a substratum for the transmission of mechanical

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    Nieh, James

    simultaneously recorded honeybee waggle dances using digital video and laser-Doppler vibrometry, and performed of the audience (Markl, 1985). For example, honeybee signals targeted at a broad audience, such as the tooting amplitude. We expected to find such a locally targeted signal in the honeybee waggle dance because a waggle

  14. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION ON POLISTES DOMINULUS WORKERS' SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION ON THE NEST IN RELATION TO IMMATURE BROOD POSITION

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    Chittka, Lars

    video-recorded the position of some workers of two Polistes dominulus colony during a day. We mapped in some Hymenoptera like hornets (YAMANE, 1976), honeybees (HUANG AND OTIS, 1991), bumblebees (PEREBOOM

  15. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science,Vol. 76 (1997) 113 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON NESTING

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    United States and Canada, as well as Latin America (Nel- son and Curry 1995). Although renewable energy

  16. The Effect of Branding and Firm Size on the Recurrence of Food Recall Events Associated with Pathogenic Contamination in the United States

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    Kapilakanchana, Montalee

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    an econometric model with discrete choice modeling approaches: logit and probit. There are two main hypotheses. Firstly, it is hypothesized that branding decreases the likelihood of the occurrence of the repeated recall event. Secondly, size of the firm...

  17. Landowner perception, awareness, and adoption of wildfire programs in the Southern United States

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    Jarrett, Adam R.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    . Specifically, it was hypothesized that landowner program awareness, interest in biomass utilization, and wildfire mitigation strategies would be influenced by the type of information they received, management activities, and other factors. Seven logit models...

  18. Patterns of Identification: The Children of Latino/Non-Latino White Families

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    Fox, Amber

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    and ethnically identify their children. Specifically, I use both multinomial logistic regression and multilevel binomial logistic regression to predict the outcome of the child either being identified as Latino (white or other) or non-Latino (white or other...

  19. Von Mises-Fisher Clustering Models Siddharth Gopal SGOPAL1@CS.CMU.EDU

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    Dirichlet allocation (Blei et al., 2003) have emerged as the defacto standard for discovering the latent., 2004) or Multinomial (Blei et al., 2003; 2004; Blei & Lafferty, 2006a;b) are not appropriate. On one

  20. Categorical missing data imputation for software cost estimation by

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    Bae, Doo-Hwan

    the cost usually begins by building estimation model Apply estimation method to historical data setsCategorical missing data imputation for software cost estimation by multinomial logistic regression Organization type Banking, Construction, Gas, Defense, Engergy, ... bartype Business area type Accounting

  1. An alternative proof of a PTAS for fixed-degree polynomial ...

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    2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    multinomial distribution in terms of the Stirling numbers of the second kind. 1.5 Notation. Throughout we use the notation [n] = {1, 2,...,n} and Nn is the set of all...

  2. 552 THE WILSON BULLETIN l Vol. 104, No. 3, September1992 On 21 July 1990, I found a second nest of similar construction, approximately 1 km to

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    Hurd, Peter L.

    of similar construction, approximately 1 km to the NW. It was located on a tree fern (Cyathea sp., ca 8.8 cm

  3. 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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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    42:195-203. 13. Huang SS, Platt R: Risk of methicillin-DJ, Hinrichsen VL, Yokoe DS, Platt R, Centers for Disease678-685. 35. Huang SS, Datta R, Platt R: Risk of acquiring

  4. 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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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    42:195-203. 13. Huang SS, Platt R: Risk of methicillin-DJ, Hinrichsen VL, Yokoe DS, Platt R, Centers for Disease678-685. 35. Huang SS, Datta R, Platt R: Risk of acquiring

  5. C.M. Hladik, S. Krief, B. Simmen & P. Pasquet Page Le got n'est pas le propre de l'homme

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    Boyer, Edmond

    éliminées par sélection naturelle. Avec nos collègues Göran Hellekant et Viktoria Danilova de l

  6. Slepian-Wolf coded nested quantization (SEC-NQ) for Wyner-Ziv coding: high-rate performance analysis, code design, and application to cooperative networks

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    Liu, Zhixin

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    statistics between signals at the relay and the destination. Practical issues such as quantizer design and selection of chan- nel code parameters are discussed in detail. Simulation results show that, by using LDPC codes for error protection at the source...-Wolf compression and channel protection. In our practical implementation, we use irregular repeat-accumulate (IRA) codes [50] by designing one multi-layer code to take care of two channels: one is the physical noisy channel between the relay and the destination...

  7. C ~ M ,lS90(1), pp. 543-554 An Analysis of Foam Nest Cons~ructionin the

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    Hdl, Walter

    ("winds hidd wiper ac- tion") and Ph~salamuspuszzrlosus("backward and upward kicks"), were described

  8. station ALOHA, samples were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with a nested set of degenerate nifH primers19,20

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    Jackson, David

    production and photosynthetic rates within and outside a cyclonic mesoscale eddy in the North Pacific

  9. 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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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and deaths caused by MRSA, United States, 1999-2005. EmergStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) amongst hospital patientsinitially only colonized with MRSA. J Hosp Infect 1997, 37:

  10. 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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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and deaths caused by MRSA, United States, 1999-2005. EmergStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) amongst hospital patientsinitially only colonized with MRSA. J Hosp Infect 1997, 37:

  11. Mixing finishing swine: physiological effects and measurement of aggression

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    Glover, Jamie Dea

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    rerun if differences in counts between duplicates exceeded 10X. The concentration of cortisol was determined by using a logit-log transformation. Sensitivity of the assay was 2 ng/ml of plasma. Cross reactivity was . 1X for all steriods except 21...

  12. Optimized Cascade of Classifiers for People Detection Using Covariance Malik SOUDED1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for many applications like people track- ing especially in crowded scenes has motivated many researchesOptimized Cascade of Classifiers for People Detection Using Covariance Features Malik SOUDED1.Souded@digitalbarriers.com Keywords: People detection, Covariance descriptor, LogitBoost. Abstract: People detection on static images

  13. A FOREWARNING INDICATOR SYSTEM FOR FINANCIAL CRISES : THE CASE OF SIX CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN

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    Boyer, Edmond

    system for each one. JEL classification : F31; F47. Keywords : Currency Crisis, Early Warning System analysis, logit/probit regressions, Early Warning Systems, and Markovian models (see, among many others in that each country is also analyzed separately, permitting the creation of a more "custom-made" early warning

  14. A Blockwise Descent Algorithm for Group-penalized Multiresponse and

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    Hastie, Trevor

    ). This approach gives a solution with few non-zero groups. Now, instead of usual linear regression, one might. 1 Introduction Consider the usual linear regressions framework with y an n-vector of re- sponses as the "multiresponse lasso". Multinomial regression (via a generalized linear model) is also initimately related

  15. Example learned topics and document model Train on 160K documents, subset of TREC AP corpus; use variational EM,

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    Hinton, Geoffrey E.

    of individuals #12;Discovering role similarity reflects jobs: Blair ('gas pipeline logistics') Watson ('pipeline email words wrt topic distributions #12;Inference in Author-Recipient-Topic model models message content-specific multinomial z Aim: calculate posterior distribution of topic and recipient assignments given words P(z, r

  16. Journal of Transportation Engineering Modelling Automobile Driver's Toll-Lane Choice Behaviour at a Toll Plaza

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    Kundu, Debasis

    Journal of Transportation Engineering Modelling Automobile Driver's Toll-Lane Choice Behaviour at a Toll Plaza --Manuscript Draft-- Manuscript Number: TEENG-1181R3 Full Title: Modelling Automobile Driver to develop a random utility based discrete multinomial choice model for the behaviour of automobile drivers

  17. aguda posfractura abierta: Topics by E-print Network

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    Universidad 23 NEST DENSITIES OF CAVITY-NESTING BIRDS IN RELATION TO POSTFIRE SALVAGE LOGGING AND TIME SINCE WILDFIRE Environmental Sciences and Ecology Websites Summary:...

  18. Essays on A Rational Expectations Model of Dividend Policy and Stock Returns

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    Nam, Changwoo

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 77 III Size and Value Factors and the Size-BE=ME Portfolios : : : : : : : 78 IV Logit Regressions of Propensities of Payouts: Dividend Payment and Stock Repurchase, 1962 to 2009 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 79 V Statistics for Measures... : : : : : : : : : : : : : 94 11 Time-Varying VMG and Value Spread in Quarterly Frequency : : : : 95 12 Expected Returns on 10 Portfolios Formed on BE=ME and Mar- ket Size : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 96 13 Solow Residual and Dividend...

  19. {beta}-delayed neutron decay of {sup 14}Be

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    Belbot, M.D.; Kolata, J.J.; Lamkin, K.; Tighe, R.J.; Zahar, M. [Physics Department, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States)] [Physics Department, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); Harkewicz, R.; Morrissey, D.J.; Orr, N.A.; Ronningen, R.M.; Sherrill, B.M.; Winger, J.A. [Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)] [Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Carpenter, M. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)] [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The neutron spectroscopy of the {beta}-delayed neutron decay of {sup 14}Be has been investigated. Two neutron groups were observed, and energy limits are given for a third (unobserved) group that receives most of the {beta}-decay strength. Branching ratios and log{ital ft} values deduced for all three groups are compared with the results of a shell-model calculation.

  20. Crop acreage estimators based on satellite imagery

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    Vidart, Stephane

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    acreages have been pooled during the creation of the two data sets. Each data set refers to a particular part of the state of Texas. The two regions are shown in Figure 1. The partitioning is made according to crop reporting districts (CRD), which... studies are reported: (1) a comparison of sample behavior with theoretical asymptotic behavior, (2) an evaluation using CAMS data and fixed size sampling units of the improvement of the estimators under the new decision process over the old multinomial...

  1. 25 a 29 de abril de 2015 Joo Pessoa PB

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    praticamente duplicar a produo de alimentos, fibras e bioenergia. Neste cenrio, o sensoriamento remoto

  2. c INRA/DIB-AGIB/EDP Sciences, 2010 DOI: 10.1051/apido/2010057

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    pollinator of seed alfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa L.) (Pitts-Singer, 2008). Females are solitary nest

  3. Name /evol/60_1112 10/25/2006 11:32AM Plate # 0-Composite pg 191 # 1 Allen Press DTPro System GALLEY 191 File # 12TQ R

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    nuclear (X-src) locus. Nested clade and other demographic analyses suggest that the eastern Venezuela

  4. Mitigation planning for raptors during mining

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    Platt, S.W. [Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality/Land Quality Division, Lander, WY (United States); Hargis, N.E. [Bridger Coal Co., Rock Springs, WY (United States)

    1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Birds of prey and their eggs, young and nests are protected by state and federal laws and regulations. Surface mining operators may experience conflicts with raptors when expanding into nesting areas or when raptors are attracted into mining areas. State and federal permits are required for disturbance or manipulation of birds of prey. Mitigation planning for raptors begins before mining and continues through mining. As conflict situations changes, so must the mitigation plan. Before each nesting season the mining schedule should be compared to areas of known raptor nesting activity. If overlap occurs, nest protection measures may be needed. Areas of potential conflict should be patrolled regularly to identify the presence of a raptor pair and nest starts. Should a raptor nest be built and eggs laid, a change in the mining schedule or an egg or brood manipulation may resolve the conflict. Bridger Coal Company has successfully mitigated conflicts with 3 raptor species. A ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) nest with brood was successfully relocated across a pit. Red-tailed hawk (B. jamaicensis) egg clutches were removed from 2 highwall nests and transported in a portable incubator to a commercial raptor propagator where they were hatched, fed and conspecifically imprinted until achieving self-thermoregulation. All chicks were returned to the mine and successfully placed into foster nests. A metal artificial nest ledge for a prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus) was constructed in a cliff and a traditional nesting ledge rendered inaccessible. The falcon pair successfully nested in the artificial ledge.

  5. The effects of human disturbance on birds in Bastrop State Park

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    Marcum, Heidi Ann

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  6. arizona: Topics by E-print Network

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    resource for a rich assemblage of cavity-nesting birds in the southwestern United States. To expand our knowledge of snag use by cavity-nesting birds in this region, we...

  7. MUD DAUBERS Timothy J. Gibb, Extension Entomologist

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    wasp with blue wings. This one does not build its own mud nest but instead uses the abandoned nests, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry

  8. CATDAT : A Program for Parametric and Nonparametric Categorical Data Analysis : User's Manual Version 1.0, 1998-1999 Progress Report.

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    Peterson, James T.

    1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural resource professionals are increasingly required to develop rigorous statistical models that relate environmental data to categorical responses data. Recent advances in the statistical and computing sciences have led to the development of sophisticated methods for parametric and nonparametric analysis of data with categorical responses. The statistical software package CATDAT was designed to make some of these relatively new and powerful techniques available to scientists. The CATDAT statistical package includes 4 analytical techniques: generalized logit modeling; binary classification tree; extended K-nearest neighbor classification; and modular neural network.

  9. PRINTEMPS DES SCIENCES-2003 D'un bout l'autre de la chane

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    Lige, Universit de

    ( Paracelse) qui signifie : tout est poison, rien n'est poison, seule la dose fait le poison. En effet

  10. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Internet (4)

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    Doyle, Robert

    Teacher Wheat Ridge CO Launch Education Academic Mentorship/Test Prep Los Angeles CA Robin's Nest Teacher

  11. INTRODUCTION Effective learning in natural surroundings is difficult for animals to

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    Sussex, University of

    departing (Wcislo, 1992). Similarly, honeybees (Apis mellifera), which in their native state nest in holes have video-record

  12. Production d'hydrogne au moyen d'un cycle thermo-lectrochimique mettant en oeuvre l'nergie solaire

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    (batterie sodium-soufre, accumulateur zinc- air) le stockage lectrique n'est pas encore perfor- mant. Une

  13. Finding a Minimally Informative Dirichlet Prior Distribution Using Least Squares

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    Dana Kelly; Corwin Atwood

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a Bayesian framework, the Dirichlet distribution is the conjugate distribution to the multinomial likelihood function, and so the analyst is required to develop a Dirichlet prior that incorporates available information. However, as it is a multiparameter distribution, choosing the Dirichlet parameters is less straight-forward than choosing a prior distribution for a single parameter, such as p in the binomial distribution. In particular, one may wish to incorporate limited information into the prior, resulting in a minimally informative prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data. In the case of binomial p or Poisson, the principle of maximum entropy can be employed to obtain a so-called constrained noninformative prior. However, even in the case of p, such a distribution cannot be written down in closed form, and so an approximate beta distribution is used in the case of p. In the case of the multinomial model with parametric constraints, the approach of maximum entropy does not appear tractable. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on constrained minimization of a least-squares objective function, which leads to a minimally informative Dirichlet prior distribution. The alpha-factor model for common-cause failure, which is widely used in the United States, is the motivation for this approach, and is used to illustrate the method. In this approach to modeling common-cause failure, the alpha-factors, which are the parameters in the underlying multinomial aleatory model for common-cause failure, must be estimated from data that is often quite sparse, because common-cause failures tend to be rare, especially failures of more than two or three components, and so a prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data is needed.

  14. Finding A Minimally Informative Dirichlet Prior Using Least Squares

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    Dana Kelly

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a Bayesian framework, the Dirichlet distribution is the conjugate distribution to the multinomial likelihood function, and so the analyst is required to develop a Dirichlet prior that incorporates available information. However, as it is a multiparameter distribution, choosing the Dirichlet parameters is less straightforward than choosing a prior distribution for a single parameter, such as p in the binomial distribution. In particular, one may wish to incorporate limited information into the prior, resulting in a minimally informative prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data. In the case of binomial p or Poisson \\lambda, the principle of maximum entropy can be employed to obtain a so-called constrained noninformative prior. However, even in the case of p, such a distribution cannot be written down in the form of a standard distribution (e.g., beta, gamma), and so a beta distribution is used as an approximation in the case of p. In the case of the multinomial model with parametric constraints, the approach of maximum entropy does not appear tractable. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on constrained minimization of a least-squares objective function, which leads to a minimally informative Dirichlet prior distribution. The alpha-factor model for common-cause failure, which is widely used in the United States, is the motivation for this approach, and is used to illustrate the method. In this approach to modeling common-cause failure, the alpha-factors, which are the parameters in the underlying multinomial model for common-cause failure, must be estimated from data that are often quite sparse, because common-cause failures tend to be rare, especially failures of more than two or three components, and so a prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data is needed.

  15. The influence of coyotes on an urban Canada goose population in the Chicago metropolitan area

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    Brown, Justin L.; /Ohio State U.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Canada geese (Branta canadensis) have become common in many urban areas, often creating nuisance problems for human residents. The presence of urban geese has raised concerns about the spread of disease, increased erosion, excessive noise, eutrophication of waterways, and general nuisance problems. Goose populations have grown due to an increase in urbanization resulting in an abundance of high quality food (urban grass) and suitable nesting sites, as well as a decrease in some predators. I monitored nest predation in the Chicago suburbs during the 2004 and 2005 nesting seasons using 3 nest monitoring techniques to identify predators: video cameras, plasticine eggs, and sign from nest using a classification tree analysis. Of 58 nests monitored in 2004 and 286 in 2005, only raccoons (Procyon lotor) and coyotes (Canis latrans) were identified as nest predators. Raccoons were responsible for 22-25% of depredated nests, but were rarely capable of depredating nests that were actively defended by a goose. Coyotes were responsible for 75-78% of all Canada goose nest depredation and were documented killing one adult goose and feeding on several others. The coyote is a top-level predator that had increased in many metropolitan areas in recent years. To determine if coyotes were actively hunting geese or eggs during the nesting season, I analyzed coyote habitat selection between nesting and pre-nesting or post-nesting seasons. Coyote home ranges (95% Minimum Convex Polygon) were calculated for 19 coyotes to examine third order habitat selection related to goose nest abundance. A 100 m buffer (buffer habitat) was created and centered on each waterway edge and contained 90% of all nests. Coyotes showed selection for habitats during all seasons. Buffer habitat was the top ranked habitat in both pre-nesting and nesting seasons, but dropped to third ranked in post-nesting season. Habitat selection across seasons was compared using a repeated measures MANOVA. Habitat selection between pre-nesting and nesting seasons (P=0.72) were similar, while between post-nesting and nesting seasons there was a nearly significant difference (P=0.07). The insignificant change in habitat use across seasons suggests that coyotes did not switch habitat use to take advantage of goose nests. Alternatively, the change in ranking of buffer habitat across seasons suggests that coyotes may have switched habitat use to take advantage of goose nests. The results are not clear as large individual variation between coyotes due to differences in habitat availability, and social status interfere with the results of the analysis. Even though I failed to find strong support for coyotes actively hunting goose nests, they nevertheless were the primary nest predator in the area and may influence Canada goose populations. To determine the potential influence of coyotes on the Canada goose population, I created a Canada goose matrix population model that included variables such as coyote predation on adults and nests as well as coyote influence on nest desertion. Using the base population model I calculated the Canada goose population to be increasing with {lambda} = 1.055. The removal of all coyote influence on the goose population would allow {lambda} to increase to 1.214. Nest predation was the most important factor related to coyotes: the removal of coyote nest predation from the model resulted in a population growth rate {lambda} = 1.157. Modeling results suggest coyotes are serving as a limiting factor for the Canada goose population within the Chicago metropolitan area.

  16. Mourning dove differential use of reclaimed surface-mined lands in east-central Texas

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    Huff, James Eric

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    states (Keeler 1977). The majority of nesting in Texas occurs in mid May through July (Swank 1955, George 1986). Eng (1986) noted doves readily nest on the ground in the absence of trees or shrubs, although tree nesting is most common. Mourning dove...

  17. The Condor 95:4Ol-t13 0 The Cooper Ornithological Society 1993

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    With, Kimberly A.

    % for nestsof longspursand larks. Furthermore, bunting nestswere shaded40% of midday hours when solar intensity in birds (e.g., advantages that presumably dictate nest place- Walsberg 1985). Nevertheless and physiognomic fea- nest sites for three speciesof ground-nesting birds in a semi-arid grassland: the Mc

  18. HABITAT SUITABILITY FOR WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS IN MIXED-CONIFER FORESTS

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    Conway, Courtney J.

    , 0.0014 daily mortality, n = 724 nest days), and they preferred to nest in tall (P aspen by aspen. Sapsucker nest sites had particularly large (P aspen and aspen snags aspen snagdensity separately from density of other snags, incorporate height and diameter of aspen snags

  19. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-152. 1995. 89 Abstract: We summarize available information on Marbled Murrelet

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    on Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) productivity and sources of mortality compiled from known tree falling from nests (n = 3), and nestlings dying (n = 1). The major cause of nest failure was predation (56 of predation on Marbled Murrelet nests in this study appear higher than for many seabirds and forest birds

  20. Original article Colony aggregations in Apis mellifera L

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    and Parise (1980, 1981).They showed that under con- trolled conditions where swarms were offered nest nest site. If, as Jaycox and Parise (1980, 1981) and Seeley and Morse (1977) suggest, swarm movement to disperse than Jaycox and Parise (1980, 1981) suggest, that suitable nest sites are rare in most

  1. Post-fire successional effects on breeding grassland birds in mesquite savanna habitats of the Texas rolling plains

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    Lee, Stephanie L.

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    and nesting ecology of breeding grassland birds (i.e., nest-site selection and nest success) in mesquite-dominated rangeland of the Texas Rolling Plains, where prescribed fire is used as a tool to manage shrub encroachment. Brush cover, grass cover, and visual...

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

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

    1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Effects of Water Levels on Productivity of Canada Geese in the Northern Flathead Valley, 1984 Annual Report.

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    Casey, Daniel

    1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Operation of Hungry Horse Dam on the South Fork Flathead River causes sporadic level fluctuations along the main stem Flathead River. Seasonal water level fluctuations and substantial habitat losses have occurred as a result of construction and operation of Kerr Dam, which regulates Flathead Lake. These fluctuations may impact goose populations through flooding or erosion of nesting and brood-rearing habitats, and increased susceptibility of nests and young to predation. The number, location, and success of goose nests were determined through pair surveys and nest searches. Counts of indicated pairs suggest there were 73-125 occupied nests in the study area; 44 were located in 1984. Twenty were island ground nests, 19 were tree nests, and 5 were on man-made structures. Hatching success was 76 percent. Sixty-one percent of all nests were in deciduous forest habitat; 87 percent were on riparian bench or island landforms. Seventy-four percent of all nests were within 5 m of the seasonal high water mark (HWM) and 85 percent of ground nests were 1 m or less above the HWM. Production, habitat use, and distribution of broods were documented through aerial, boat, ground, and observation tower surveys. 28 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

  4. asymmetric structural features: Topics by E-print Network

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    of geographic forms and processes. Keywords: Scaling of geographic space, fractal dimension, Richardson plot, nested rank-size plots, and headtail breaks Bin Jiang;...

  5. Designing Justice: Legal Institutions and Other Systems for Managing Conflict

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    Bingham, Lisa Blomgren

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    action situation (second holon) interact in ways affected bymediation program as a holon nested within the structure ofunit of analysis in which participants (first holon) and the

  6. Topics in Microeconometrics: Estimation of a Dynamic Model of Occupational Transitions, Wage and Non-Wage Benefits Cross Validation Bandwidth Selection for Derivatives of Various Dimensional Densities Testing the Additive Separability of the Teacher Value Added Effect Semiparametrically

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    Baird, Matthew David

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    additively non-separable linear regression model. First,the additively non-separable linear regression model matchesThe additively non-separable linear regression model nests

  7. aerial bundled cables: Topics by E-print Network

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    "classical" T-duals. Siegfried Echterhoff; Ryszard Nest; Herve Oyono-Oyono 7 Vertex Detector Cable Considerations HEP - Experiment (arXiv) Summary: Vertex detector cable...

  8. area chubut patagonia: Topics by E-print Network

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    and Ecology Websites Summary: Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Argentina Mar-a Laura AgeroA,D , J. Pablo Steamer Duck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) along...

  9. PSMGA Parallel Structured Model Generator for Mathematical ...

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    elling and generating large scale nested structured problems, including .... statements to describe repeated common structures that build up the full problem.

  10. Sandia Energy - ECIS and i-GATE: Innovation Hub Connects Clean...

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    and James Bartridge (CEC) discuss electric vehicle technologies with Fraser Murison Smith (right) of i-GATE NEST client, ElectraDrive. The collaborative effort is...

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

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    Stanford University

    reduced to probability distribution functions for predictive modeling and simulation in a stochastic on the reduced probabilistic distribution functions. Using nested Monte Carlo simulations, we investigated

  12. action semantic equivalences: Topics by E-print Network

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    and non, including lexical synonymy, conversives (buysell), idioms (kick the bucketdie), and more extended Siddharthan, Advaith 154 Nested Semantics over Finite Trees...

  13. Optimization Online - Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2012

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    Dual-level scenario trees - Scenario generation and applications in energy ... Dynamic sequencing and cut consolidation for the parallel hybrid-cut nested...

  14. arid lands plants: Topics by E-print Network

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    provides considerable cover and nesting habitat for many game birds, songbirds, and small mammals, especially where the maples grow more densely in open habitats. In commercial...

  15. Optimization Online - Efficient Formulations for the Multi-Floor ...

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    Marc Goetschalckx

    2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 28, 2007 ... ... of the facility layout problem with practical applications when the price ... provided the floor projections on the ground floor are nested starting...

  16. TROIS CAS D'ALBINISME RENCONTRS EN SUISSE DANS LA RACE BRUNE DES ALPES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    tyrosinase. Ce caractère biochimique n'est toutefois pas nécessaire pour identifier le locus C : l'absence d

  17. MODELING THE DEMAND FOR E85 IN THE UNITED STATES

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    Liu, Changzheng [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    How demand for E85 might evolve in the future in response to changing economics and policies is an important subject to include in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). This report summarizes a study to develop an E85 choice model for NEMS. Using the most recent data from the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa, this study estimates a logit model that represents E85 choice as a function of prices of E10 and E85, as well as fuel availability of E85 relative to gasoline. Using more recent data than previous studies allows a better estimation of non-fleet demand and indicates that the price elasticity of E85 choice appears to be higher than previously estimated. Based on the results of the econometric analysis, a model for projecting E85 demand at the regional level is specified. In testing, the model produced plausible predictions of US E85 demand to 2040.

  18. SEASONAL SURVIVAL, REPRODUCTION, AND USE OF WILDFIRE AREAS BY LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKENS IN THE NORTHEASTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE

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    Jones, Ryan S.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    and differences in nest success. I found breeding season survival of both males and females was lower compared to non-breeding season survival. Annual survival was 0.52 (95% CI: 0.32? 0.71). Model selection indicated higher nest success (70%) in the sand sagebrush...

  19. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Volume 2009, Article ID 268756, 7 pages

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    of the nest and its fall. It was rolled on logs into the back of a pickup truck and taken to a cold storage the nest fell it was retrieved and placed in cold storage, with defensive bees still inside, as stated

  20. BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION 64, 611618 (2001) Increased Proliferative Activity and Programmed Cellular Death in the Turkey Hen

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    Ramachandran, Ramesh

    Cellular Death in the Turkey Hen Pituitary Gland Following Interruption of Incubation Behavior1 R. Ramesh,2 in turkey hens is charac- terized by ovarian regression, hyperprolactinemia, and persis- tent nesting. Nest-deprivation of incubating turkey hens results in disruption of broodiness accompanied by a precipitous de- cline in plasma

  1. Clim. Past, 3, 577589, 2007 www.clim-past.net/3/577/2007/

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    Boyer, Edmond

    under a Creative Commons License. Climate of the Past Ice thinning, upstream advection, and non-climatic biases for the upper 89% of the EDML ice core from a nested model of the Antarctic ice sheet P Revised: 3 September 2007 Accepted: 11 September 2007 Published: 2 October 2007 Abstract. A nested ice

  2. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS GeneralBiology

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    Martin, Paul R.

    Ornithological Society NESTING BEHAVIOR OF THE SLATE-COLORED SEEDEATER (SPOROPHILA SCHISTACEA) IN PANAMA Bridget, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 20008, U.S.A. Key words: Slate-colored Seedeater, Sporophila schistacea, courtship behavio1; paren tal care. The nesting behavior of the Slate-colored See- deater

  3. Abstract--Estimates of the abun-dance of American horseshoe crabs

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    ; whereas wave energy is only a contributing factor because typical estuarine waves do reach nest depth-dependent bioturbation, and wave-mediated vertical transport. Manuscript submitted 29 March 2005 to the Scientific Editor their northern migration to nesting grounds (Botton and Har- rington, 2003). Because management goals have linked

  4. Curve-billed Thrasher Reproductive Success after a Wet Winter in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona

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    ... lead to food resources sufficient to elicit early nesting (Smith 1971), but earlier clutches may be smaller than those laid later, as ... 2003). As food supplies increase, clutch sizes increase (Smith 1971). On the other hand, the success rate of earlier nests may be ...

  5. ECE 2036 First Mbed C/C++ Assignment Due Date: Friday, September 14

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    Hamblen, James

    microseconds. The new Nest Thermostat Programmable home heating and cooling thermostats are also embedded be used for remote control via the web and for automatic firmware updates. Hardware found in the Nest Most home heating systems use 24V AC relays to turn the fan, heater, and cooling on and off. A driver

  6. Evidence from genetic and Lagrangian drifter data for transatlantic transport of

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    Hays, Graeme

    population on the South American coast (25% of the Surinam nesting population are estimated to go to Cape mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences (n = 1567) from foraging groups (n = 8) and nesting populations (n = 12 genetics and population genetic structure (e.g. exact tests of differentiation, Geneland and analysis

  7. Abstract This paper proposes Hierarchical Mobile Router Advertisement (HMRA) that manages hierarchy of

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    of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 2003, Korea. more mobile routers (MRs) that connect it to the globalAbstract This paper proposes Hierarchical Mobile Router Advertisement (HMRA) that manages hierarchy of the mobile routers in nested mobile networks. Nested mobile network contains mobile networks

  8. Survey of the COCOON Project ? M.H. Scholl ?? , H.J. Schek

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    Scholl, Marc H.

    ) beyond nested relational to object­oriented ones. Based upon the nested relational DBMS kernel DASDBS, we be characterized by the term evolution instead of revolution [SS91a], that is, the guideline has been to try with persistency and transactions. Rather, we have emphasized the preservation of established DBMS advantages

  9. Sea Turtle Program, Volusia County, Florida, USA 2013 Volunteer Summer Internships

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    Ma, Lena

    , but an opportunity to gain insight into the management of a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and government Environmental Management is seeking motivated, team oriented individuals to participate in summer internships turtle nesting surveys. This work includes marking, relocating, and excavating sea turtle nests

  10. Effects of Water Levels on Productivity of Canada Geese in the Northern Flathead Valley, Final Report.

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    Casey, Daniel

    1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fish and Wildlife Program of the Northwest Power Planning Council calls for wildlife mitigation at hydroelectric projects in the Columbia River System. Beginning April, 1984, the Bonneville Power Administration funded a study of the effects of the operation of Hungry Horse and Kerr Dams on the western Canada goose (Branta canadensis moffittii) inhabitating the Flathead Valley of northwest Montana. The study was conducted by personnel of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MDFWP), to: (1) identify the size and productivity of this population, (2) identify current habitat conditions and losses of nesting and brood-rearing areas, (3) describe the effects of water level fluctuations on nesting and brood-rearing, and (4) identify mitigation alternatives to offset these effects. Annual pair and nest surveys were used to document the location and fate of goose nests. The number of known nesting attempts varied from 44 in 1984 to 108 in 1985, to 136 in 1986 and 134 in 1987. Fifty-four percent of the annual meeting nesting effort took place on elevated sites which were secure from the flooding and dewatering effects of fluctuating water levels. An average of 15 nests were found on stumps in the remnant Flathead River delta, however, an area strongly influenced by the operation of Kerr Dam. Annual nest losses to flooding and predation attributable to fluctuations caused by the dam were recorded. 53 refs., 24 figs., 35 tabs.

  11. SPOTILA, J.R., FOLEY, R.E., AND STANDORA, E.A. 1990. Thermoregulation and climate space of the slider turtle. In

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    Plummer, Michael V.

    , Graduate School of the Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran.roedder.zfmk@uni-bonn.de] *Corresponding author ABSTRACT. ­ We report on a Euphrates softshell turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) nest and hatchlings that emerged from the nest that was constructed in a sand patch of the Dez River in southwestern

  12. Oak Processionary Moth -Thaumetopoea processionea

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    survey launched; 708 nests identified removed and destroyed; Pheromone traps deployed in all London Meeting4 OPM - affected London Boroughs London #12;23 March Interested Parties Meeting5 Map of nests traps supplied to London Borough Tree Officers, RBG Kew) #12;23 March Interested Parties Meeting7 Map

  13. Effects of Water Levels on Productivity of Canada Geese in the Northern Flathead Valley, 1985 Annual Report.

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    Casey, Daniel

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Operation of Hungry Horse Dam on the South Fork Flathead River causes sporadic water level fluctuations along the main stem Flathead River. Changes in chronology of seasonal water level fluctuations and substantial habitat losses have occurred as a result of construction and operation of Kerr Dam, which regulates Flathead Lake. These fluctuations may impact goose populations through flooding and erosion of nesting and brood-rearing habitats, and increased susceptibility of nests and young to predation. The number, location, and success of goose nests were determined through pair surveys and nest searches. Our 1985 pair count data indicated that 95 to 143 nests may have been present. Hatching success for 1985 nests (55%) was low compared to long-term averages for the region. Predation was the predominant cause of ground nest failure (25 nests); we documented 2 nest failures due to flooding. The maximum gosling count in the study area for 1985 was 197. Six key brood-rearing areas were identified. Most (80%) sites were located in the herbaceous or pasture cover type and the riparian bench landform. Analysis of aerial photographs taken prior to construction of Kerr Dam documented the loss of 1859 acres of habitat along the north shore of Flathead Lake. Losses were attributed to inundation and to continuing erosion due to operation of Kerr Dam. Lake and river water level regimes were compared with the chronology of important periods in the nesting cycle. Low lake levels in May and early June coincide with the breed-rearing period. Mudflats are heavily used by broods, but their effect on survival must still be documented. Preliminary recommendations to protect and enhance Canada goose habitat and production are being developed.

  14. Impacts of Water Levels on Breeding Canada Geese and Methods for Mitigation and Management in the Southern Flathead Valley, Montana, 1983-1987 Final Report.

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    Mackey, Dennis L.; Gregory, Shari K.; Matthews, William C. Jr.; Claar, James J.; Ball, I. Joseph

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kerr Hydroelectric Dam is located at the south end of Flathead Lake, controls water levels on the lake and the Flathead River below the dam, and is currently operated as a load control facility. Current operation of Kerr Dam creates the greatest yearly water level fluctuations on both the lake and river during the Canada goose (Branta canadensis moffitti) brood and nesting period. Data collected from 1980-1982 indicated that goose nest numbers on the river were lower than during the 1950's, and that brood habitat on the lake may be limiting the goose population there. Our study was conducted from 1983-1987 to determine the effects of Kerr Dam operation on Canada goose populations and habitat on the south half of Flathead Lake and the Flathead River, and to formulate management and mitigation recommendations. Nesting geese on the river appeared to be negatively affected by a lack of nest sites free from predators, and responded to available artificial nest structures with an increase in nest numbers and nesting success. Under current dam operation, river channel depths and widths do not discourage access to nesting islands by mammalian predators during some years and high predation on ground nests occurs. Intensively used brood areas on the lake and river were identified and described. Brood habitat on the lake was lower in quality and quantity than on the river due to dam operations. Gosling mortality on the lake was high, almost 2 times higher than on the river. Lake broods expended more energy obtaining food than river broods. Losses of brood habitat in the form of wet meadow marshes were documented and mitigation options developed. Management/mitigation alternatives and monitoring methods for nesting and brooding geese were identified.

  15. Use of east Texas reservoirs by wintering bald eagles

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    Russell, Sandra Joy

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) also found wintering bald eagles relying primarily on black-tailed jackrabbits for food. These birds shared their t 1 11 d oott tth g 1d g1 Ihttit ~ht t t). Ed d successfully trapped several bald eagles and fitted them with radio transmitters... below Toledo Bend Reservoir until the nest trees were killed by inundation. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Depar t- ment conducts an aerial survey each winter to locate bald eagle nests and to verify the success rate of each active nest. In 1979...

  16. Managing Household Ant Pests

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    Drees, Bastiaan M.

    2005-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    can tolerate the stings, but some people are very sensitive to fire ant venom and must seek medical attention. Foraging workers may enter a house in search of food, moisture or nesting sites, particularly during hot, dry periods or during floods... System become queen ants in new colonies. They may choose indoor nesting sites if suitable ones are not available outdoors. When she ?nds a nesting site, the queen loses her wings and begins to lay eggs, which hatch into legless, grub-like larvae...

  17. Nuclear Emergency Search Team

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    1991-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish Department of Energy (DOE) policy for Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST) operations to malevolent radiological incidents. This directive does not cancel another directive. Canceled by DOE O 153.1.

  18. artificially inoculated chicken: Topics by E-print Network

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    a nest of newspaper and saturate it with starting fuel. Gasoline or cigarette... Miller, Marshall M.; Mellor, David B. 1979-01-01 7 Chicken Salad Ingredients Computer Technologies...

  19. Gocarrefour, n 84/4, 2009, pp. 229-239 Gohistoire/go-histoire : quelles mthodes pour quel rcit ?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    -Marc Antoine*, Bertrand Desailly*, Anne Peltier* Introduction Les sources historiques, du moins dans les pays crue torrentielle, n'est plus dmontrer. Elle rejoint celle des repres de crues sur les faades des

  20. Controlling Tree Squirrels in Urban Areas

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    Texas Wildlife Services

    2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In urban areas, tree squirrels can become pests when they eat pecans, berries, bird seed or vegetables from home gardens, or when they nest in attics. This leaflet discusses control of squirrels by fencing, trapping, poisoning and shooting....

  1. Interactions and reproductive success of sympatric Barn and Cave Swallows in east-central Texas

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    Kosciuch, Karl Leonard

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sympatrically with Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) and Cliff Swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonata) under bridges and in culverts. I investigated the interactions and reproductive biology of Cave and Barn Swallows nesting sympatrically under eight bridges in Brazos...

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    13. J. Cologne and B. Langholz, Selecting controls for assessing inter- action in nested case-control studies. J. Epidemiol. 13, 193-202 (2003). 14. J. B. Cologne, G. B. Sharp, K....

  3. 1 | Minutes | Stewart Snape | 24/02/2011 Oak Processionary Moth

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    of Richmond Upon Thames; Monique Simmonds, Kew Gardens; Scott Meadows, States of Jersey Department of non or late compliance but in the vast majority of cases nests had been dealt with. Christine Tilbury

  4. Operator-adapted finite element wavelets : theory and applications to a posteriori error estimation and adaptive computational modeling

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    Sudarshan, Raghunathan, 1978-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a simple and unified approach for a posteriori error estimation and adaptive mesh refinement in finite element analysis using multiresolution signal processing principles. Given a sequence of nested discretizations ...

  5. Population dynamics and movements of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle, lepidochelys kempii, in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico

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    Seney, Erin Elizabeth

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    analyses were used to characterize ridley population dynamics and movements in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico during 2003-2007. Recreational hook-and-line captures comprised approximately one third of non-nesting encounters along Galveston and Jefferson...

  6. Investigations in Southeast Texas Precipitating Storms: Modeled and Observed Characteristics, Model Sensitivities, and Educational Benefits

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    Hopper, Larry

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    triply-nested mesoscale model simulations are conducted for each case using single- and double- moment microphysics with four convective treatments (i.e., two convective parameterizations and explicit vs. parameterized convection at 9 km). Observed...

  7. Influences of vegetation characteristics and invertebrate abundance of Rio Grande wild turkey populations, Edwards Plateau, Texas

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    Randel, Charles Jack

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1970, Rio Grande wild turkey (Meleagris gallapavo intermedia) numbers in the southern region of the Edwards Plateau of Texas have been declining. Nest-site characteristics and invertebrate abundance were hypothesized as limiting wild turkey...

  8. RUTILIUS, LECTEUR CRITIQUE DE CLAUDIEN POETE L'intertexte virgilien et sa rception. Textes rassembls par Christina

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    rception. Textes rassembls par Christina Filoche , Mmoire, discours, images, EAD 1865, Dijon, 2007, p'intertexte virgilien et sa rception., C. Filoche (Ed.) (2007) 158-183" #12;Or ce n'est pas le cas chez Rutilius, qui

  9. david.aubin@upmc.fr 21/09/2012 Cours CELSA niveau L3 1

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    Aubin, David

    : SYSTME DE COPERNIC Ses succs 1. Orbites des plantes alignes sur le Soleil 2. Grandeur des orbites 3. 3'Andreas Osiander au livre de Copernic: Au lecteur sur les hypothses de cette oeuvre il n'est pas

  10. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS 699 small CSF campgrounds, were established in 1979; Site #3 was more isolated and was

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    during winter and spring months when approximately I-2-m-deep snow blankets the area. Gray Jay nesting in Colorado appears to be much lower than Scrub Jay breeders in Florida (Woolfenden and Fitzpatrick 1984

  11. Physics Graduate Degree Program Page 1 of 3 Last Updated 09/17/13

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    Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

    Technologies Bruker C12 Energy Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly San Luis Obispo California Institute of Technology Research Laboratory NEST New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology New York University Northeastern

  12. Gas exploration beyond the shelf break; an oceanographic challenge

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    Thiem, yvind

    -slope processes outside the Norwegian coast, and especially at Ormen Lange. To investigate the mixing. Heggelund and J. Berntsen. A two-way nesting procedure for an ocean model with application to the Norwegian

  13. Essays on Asymmetric Information in Financial Markets

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    Breon-Drish, Bradyn Mitchel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the period 1954-2006 to a GARCH(1,3) model, and the thirdweight of We found the GARCH(1,3) model to be the mostbest fit nested within a GARCH(4,4) framework. Of the three,

  14. CSC 263 Lecture 10 August 3, 2004

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    Penn, Gerald

    nesting on the electric transport and magnetotransport in the SDW state of the (TMTSF)NO . In addition we 2 3 compare our data wi~threcent theoretical calculations by ti. Maki [31. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS

  15. Demonstration of achromatic cold-neutron microscope utilizing axisymmetric focusing mirrors

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    Liu, Dazhi

    An achromatic cold-neutron microscope with magnification 4 is demonstrated. The image-forming optics is composed of nested coaxial mirrors of full figures of revolution, so-called Wolter optics. The spatial resolution, ...

  16. PMap : unlocking the performance genes of HPC applications

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    He, Jiahua

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by Compiler . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2.1 LNG: Loop Nestand loops with the same header LNG of the example in Figureconstruct the Loop Nest Graph (LNG). And then traverse the

  17. Carbon nanotube bearings in theory and practice

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    Cook, Eugene Hightower

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) are attractive elements for bearings in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), because their structure comprises nested shells with no bonding and sub-nanometer spacing between them, enabling ...

  18. Geology 331 Paleontology

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    Kammer, Thomas

    dinosaur eggs in Patagonia #12;A single egg laying on an outcrop #12;Dinosaur developing in the egg #12;Researcher working on a nest of sauropod dinosaur eggs #12;Mother and hatchlings in Patagonia sometime

  19. Brown-headed cowbird parasitism on endangered species: relationships with neighboring avian species

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    Farrell, Shannon Leigh

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ) vireos and characteristics of the neighboring avian assemblage to identify avian characteristics useful for predicting expected frequency of parasitism. I located and monitored vireo nests in MarchJuly 2006 to determine frequency of cowbird parasitism...

  20. acerca dos portadores: Topics by E-print Network

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    do carcinoma espinocelular bucal. Metodologia: Neste estudo, (more) Renata da Rocha Hoffmann 2010-01-01 7 Anais do ZOOTEC'2005 -24 a 27 de maio de 2005 Campo Grande-MS "DOS...

  1. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on the Reproductive Success of American Kestrels

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    Dawson, Russell D.

    lines and towers are beneficial to birds, pro- viding additional sites for perching, hunting of raptors and ravens (Corvus corax) nest- ing on a 500-kV transmission line was similar to or higher than

  2. By the mid-1900s, these brightly-colored, small par-

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    Jawitz, James W.

    electrical fires and, when wet, nests Monk Parakeet (Wikimedia) Focal Species: Monk Parakeet can cause short circuits, dam- age power equipment, and cause power outages, costing South Florida utilities over $500

  3. Population Dynamics of Northern Bobwhites in Southern Texas

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    Demaso, Stephen

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    -concealment hypothesis, develop a stochastic simulation model for bobwhite populations, and evaluate the influence of brush canopy coverage (BCC) on short- and long-term demographic performance of bobwhites. Bobwhite nests tend to be situated in taller and denser...

  4. Bug Bytes Podcast Welcome to Bug Bytes, a bimonthly podcast from Texas A&M University's

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    where costs to import air conditioning systems are exorbitant and energy costs are a nightmare, he and there was David Attenborough walking around in a termite's nest in Northern Nigeria and I got really very excited

  5. Heterogeneity of distribution for growth traits between Angus and Brahman backcross embryo transfer cattle

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    Cleere, Jason James

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    were birth weight (BW), weaning weight (WW), gain on grass (GG), feedlot average daily gain (FG), and slaughter weight (SW). Analyses of variance were performed using the procedures of SAS (1988) to determine differences between CC, family code nested...

  6. The Impacts of Three Common Mesopredators on the Reintroduced Population of Eastern Wild Turkeys in Texas

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    Melville, Haemish 1972-

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    in the diets of all three mesopredators. Small mammal numbers varied seasonally, declining from spring to summer, in synchrony with mesopredator diet diversification, and wild turkey nesting and brood rearing. Lagomorph abundance did not vary seasonally...

  7. arenal volcano costa: Topics by E-print Network

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

    flank of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q12004, doi:10 Biggs, Juliet 14 FORAGING AND NESTING ECOLOGY OF A COSTA RICAN LEAF-CUTTING ANT, ACROMYRMEX...

  8. Layered Wyner-Ziv video coding: a new approach to video compression and delivery

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    Xu, Qian

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Following recent theoretical works on successive Wyner-Ziv coding, we propose a practical layered Wyner-Ziv video coder using the DCT, nested scalar quantiza- tion, and irregular LDPC code based Slepian-Wolf coding (or lossless source coding...

  9. Extremely Low-Delay Coding of Gaussian Sources with Side Information at the Decoder

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    Chen, Xuechen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A. Liveris, S. Cheng, and Z. Liu, Nested quantization and2003. [17] Y. Yang, S. Cheng, Z. Xiong, and W. Zhao, Wyner-14] Z. Liu, S. Cheng, A. D. Liveris and Z. Xiong, Slepian-

  10. The effect carbohydrate consumption on Argentine ants' nutritional ecology

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    Chou, Cheng T.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    introduced into a small plastic container filled with moist,nested inside a large plastic container (26 X 66 X 40cm).to one of these large plastic containers. The sixteen potted

  11. On the hybridisation between two distantly related Asian turtles (Sacalia Mauremys) On the hybridisation between two distantly related

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    Feldman, Chris R

    . For nesting purposes, as well as for aerial basking, a rubberised plastic tub measuring about 60 45 12 cm was kept filled with sand and mulch, reached by a ramp from the water below. Concrete blocks

  12. Circuit and bond polytopes on series-parallel graphs$

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    2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 10, 2014 ... If G is a non trivial 2-connected series-parallel graph, an open nested ear decomposition ... no interior point of an ear Ei belongs to Ej for all j < i,.

  13. Examples of integral domains inside power series rings

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    Tx is flat, the associated nested union domain B is Noetherian. ..... Intermediate rings between a local domain and its completion, Illinois J. Math. 43 (1999) ... Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1395.

  14. Turbo Lattices: Construction and Performance Analysis

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    Sakzad, Amin; Panario, Daniel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper a new class of lattices called turbo lattices is introduced and established. We use the lattice Construction $D$ to produce turbo lattices. This method needs a set of nested linear codes as its underlying structure. We benefit from turbo codes as our basis codes. Therefore, a set of nested turbo codes based on nested interleavers and nested convolutional codes is built. To this end, we employ both tail-biting and zero-tail convolutional codes. Using these codes, along with construction $D$, turbo lattices are created. Several properties of Construction $D$ lattices and fundamental characteristics of turbo lattices including the minimum distance, coding gain, kissing number and an upper bound on the probability of error under a maximum likelihood decoder over AWGN channel are investigated. Furthermore, a multi-stage turbo lattice decoding algorithm based on iterative turbo decoding algorithm is given. Finally, simulation experiments provide strong agreement with our theoretical results. More prec...

  15. Feral Africanized honey bee ecology in a coastal prairie landscape

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    Baum, Kristen Anne

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ). I evaluated the distribution and abundance of feral colonies by examining nest site characteristics, population trends, and spatial and temporal patterns in cavity use. Lastly, I examined resource use by evaluating patterns in pollen collection...

  16. Domain-specific translator and optimizer for massive on- chip parallelism

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    Unat, Didem

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Performance Impact of Nest and Tile Clauses . . . 7.1.7A 3D grid is broken into 3D tiles basedon the tile clause. A thread block computes a tile. Elements

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

    Raptor Nest Survey (1,196kb pdf) - American Burying Beetle Survey (59kb pdf) - Wind Farm EDR Search (5,097kb pdf) - Farmland Conversion Impact Rating Form (100kb pdf) - Geronimo...

  18. Research article Simple rules based on pile slope are used in the self organization

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    Tofilski , Adam

    section on a plywood platform that could be tilted 15 degrees up or down. From videos, the locations where structures such as the hexagonal cells of honeybees and Vespidae wasps (Frisch, 1974). These nest structures

  19. Navigation without vision: bumblebee orientation in complete darkness

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    Chittka, Lars

    to isolate navigation mechanisms used in naturally dark situations, such as in the nest. Using infrared video altogether (such as here) can this question be answered unambiguously. To estimate direction, honeybees

  20. TheCondor90~51-57 0 The CooperOrnithologicalSociety1988

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    (e.g., Calder 1973, Wals- berg and King 1978, Walsberg 1981), nest ori- entation relative to solar exposure, Cook and Streams 1984, Leber 1985). Indeed, Bowman and Harris (1980) found rac- coon (Procyon lotor

  1. Revista Biotemas, 22 (1), maro de 2009 Morfologia do aparato hiide de algumas espcies de

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    Simes-Lopes, Paulo Csar

    descries osteolgicas gerais sem considerar os aspectos comparativos. Neste trabalho procurou-se determinar on anatomy does not consider the bones of this region, presenting general osteological descriptions without

  2. Technical Note LiDAR-derived measures of hurricane-and restoration-generated beach

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    Weishampel, John F.

    are particularly vulnerable, as they rely on specific beaches for reproduction and exhibit high-nest-site fidelityTechnical Note LiDAR-derived measures of hurricane- and restoration-generated beach morphodynamics

  3. Recuperator assembly and procedures

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    Kang, Yungmo; McKeirnan Jr., Robert D.

    2006-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A construction of recuperator core segments is provided which insures proper assembly of the components of the recuperator core segment, and of a plurality of recuperator core segments. Each recuperator core segment must be constructed so as to prevent nesting of fin folds of the adjacent heat exchanger foils of the recuperator core segment. A plurality of recuperator core segments must be assembled together so as to prevent nesting of adjacent fin folds of adjacent recuperator core segments.

  4. The Bethe Ansatz for AdS5 x S5 Bound States

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    M de Leeuw

    2009-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We reformulate the nested coordinate Bethe ansatz in terms of coproducts of Yangian symmetry generators. This allows us to derive the nested Bethe equations for the bound state string S-matrices. We find that they coincide with the Bethe equations obtained from a fusion procedure. The bound state number dependence in the Bethe equations appears through the parameters x^{\\pm} and the dressing phase only.

  5. Recuperator assembly and procedures

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    Kang, Yungmo (La Canada Flintridge, CA); McKeirnan, Jr., Robert D. (Westlake Village, CA)

    2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A construction of recuperator core segments is provided which insures proper assembly of the components of the recuperator core segment, and of a plurality of recuperator core segments. Each recuperator core segment must be constructed so as to prevent nesting of fin folds of the adjacent heat exchanger foils of the recuperator core segment. A plurality of recuperator core segments must be assembled together so as to prevent nesting of adjacent fin folds of adjacent recuperator core segments.

  6. FSICA MODERNA I -2o SEMESTRE 2008 6a LISTA DE EXERCCIOS

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    Ribas, Roberto Vicençotto

    potencial de altura Vo nas mesmas condições. 5.- Uma reação de fusão importante na produção de energia solar obtido em medidas da quantidade de movimento da partícula neste estado? (b) ? a energia mecânica conservada neste estado? Se sua resposta for positiva, determine o valor da energia. Se for negativa

  7. A comparison of bird use and species diversity of created and natural salt marshes in the Galveston Bay complex, Texas

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    Melvin, Stefani Lynn

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    extensively in New Jersey by colonial waterbirds for nesting. In North Carolina, similar islands are heavily used by both migrating land birds and nesting waterbirds (Parnell and Soots 1978, Parnell et al. 1986). Along the Texas coast, Soots and Landin... of microhabitats, including internal pools, creeks, and exposed mudflats, may affect bird utilization of created habitat for activities during various times of the year. Birds often have different habitat requirements during breeding and post-breeding seasons...

  8. Assessment Of Carbon Leakage In Multiple Carbon-Sink Projects: ACase Study In Jambi Province, Indonesia

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    Boer, Rizaldi; Wasrin, Upik R.; Hendri, Perdinan; Dasanto,Bambang D.; Makundi, Willy; Hero, Julius; Ridwan, M.; Masripatin, Nur

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rehabilitation of degraded forest land throughimplementation of carbon sink projects can increase terrestrial carbonstock. However, carbon emissions outside the project boundary, which iscommonly referred to as leakage, may reduce or negate the sequestrationbenefits. This study assessed leakage from carbon sink projects thatcould potentially be implemented in the study area comprised of elevensub-districts in the Batanghari District, Jambi Province, Sumatra,Indonesia. The study estimates the probability of a given land use/coverbeing converted into other uses/cover, by applying a logit model. Thepredictor variables were: proximity to the center of the land use area,distance to transportation channel (road or river), area of agriculturalland, unemployment (number of job seekers), job opportunities, populationdensity and income. Leakage was estimated by analyzing with and withoutcarbon sink projects scenarios. Most of the predictors were estimated asbeing significant in their contribution to land use cover change. Theresults of the analysis show that leakage in the study area can be largeenough to more than offset the project's carbon sequestration benefitsduring the period 2002-2012. However, leakage results are very sensitiveto changes of carbon density of the land uses in the study area. Byreducing C-density of lowland and hill forest by about 10 percent for thebaseline scenario, the leakage becomes positive. Further data collectionand refinement is therefore required. Nevertheless, this study hasdemonstrated that regional analysis is a useful approach to assessleakage.

  9. Electric and hybrid electric vehicles: A technology assessment based on a two-stage Delphi study

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    Vyas, A.D.; Ng, H.K.; Santini, D.J.; Anderson, J.L.

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To address the uncertainty regarding future costs and operating attributes of electric and hybrid electric vehicles, a two stage, worldwide Delphi study was conducted. Expert opinions on vehicle attributes, current state of the technology, possible advancements, costs, and market penetration potential were sought for the years 2000, 2010, and 2020. Opinions related to such critical components as batteries, electric drive systems, and hybrid vehicle engines, as well as their respective technical and economic viabilities, were also obtained. This report contains descriptions of the survey methodology, analytical approach, and results of the analysis of survey data, together with a summary of other factors that will influence the degree of market success of electric and hybrid electric vehicle technologies. Responses by industry participants, the largest fraction among all the participating groups, are compared with the overall responses. An evaluation of changes between the two Delphi stages is also summarized. An analysis of battery replacement costs for various types is summarized, and variable operating costs for electric and hybrid vehicles are compared with those of conventional vehicles. A market penetration analysis is summarized, in which projected market shares from the survey are compared with predictions of shares on the basis of two market share projection models that use the cost and physical attributes provided by the survey. Finally, projections of market shares beyond the year 2020 are developed by use of constrained logit models of market shares, statistically fitted to the survey data.

  10. Characterization and Monitoring Data for Evaluating Constructed Emergent Sandbar Habitat in the Missouri River Mainstem 2004-2009

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    Duberstein, Corey A.

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) provides the primary operational management of the Missouri River Main Stem Reservoir System. Management of the Missouri River has generally reduced peak river flows that form and maintain emergent sandbar habitat. Emergent sandbars provide non-vegetated nesting habitat for the endangered interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) and the threatened Northern Great Plains piping plover (Charadrius melodus). Since 2000, piping plover nesting habitat within the Gavins Point Reach, Garrison Reach, Lake Oahe, and Lake Sakakawea has fledged the majority of piping plovers produced along the Missouri River system. Habitats within Lewis and Clark Lake have also recently become important plover production areas. Mechanical construction of emergent sandbar habitat (ESH) within some of these reaches within the Missouri River began in 2004. Through 2009, 11 sandbar complexes had been constructed (10 in Gavins Point Reach, 1 in Lewis and Clarke Lake) totaling about 543 ac of piping plover and interior least tern nesting habitat. ESH Construction has resulted in a net gain of tern and plover nesting habitat. Both terns and plovers successfully nest and fledge young on constructed sandbars, and constructed habitats were preferred over natural habitats. Natural processes may limit the viability of constructed sandbars as nesting habitat. Continued research is needed to identify if changes in constructed sandbar engineering and management increase the length of time constructed habitats effectively function as nesting habitat. However, the transfer of information from researchers to planners through technical research reports may not be timely enough to effectively foster the feedback mechanisms of an adaptive management strategy.

  11. Impacts of Water Levels on Breeding Canada Geese and the Methodology for Mitigation and Enhancement in the Flathead Drainage, 1984 Annual Report.

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    Mackey, Dennis L.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The lower Flathead System Canada Goose Study was initiated to determine population trends and the effects of water level fluctuations on nest and brood habitat on the southern half of Flathead Lake and the lower Flathead River as a result of the operations of Kerr Dam. This report presents data collected during the 1984 field season as part of an ongoing project. Geese used Pablo, Kicking Horse, Ninepipe Reservoirs heavily during late summer and fall. Use of the river by geese was high during the winter, when the reservoirs were frozen, and during the breeding period. Most breeding geese left the river after broods fledged. Thirteen percent of the artificial tree nest structures on the river were used by nesting geese. Goose nest initiation on the river peaked the last week in March through the first week in April, and hatching peaked the first week in May. Predation was the most significant cause of nest loss on the river, and nest loss by flooding was not observed. Avian predation was the single largest factor contributing to nest loss on the lake. Habitat use was studied in 4 brood areas on the river and 8 brood areas on the lake, and available habitat was assessed for 2 portions of both the lake and the river. Brood habitat use was significantly different from the available habitat in all areas studied. On the lower river, broods used wheat fields, gravel bars, and shrub habitats. On the upper river, coniferous forest and shrub habitats were preferred. On the West Bay of the lake, brood areas consisted primarily of lawns and tall herbaceous habitat, while on the South Bay, marshes dominated the brood areas studied. Water levels on the river and lake affect both accessibility of these areas to brooding geese, and the ecology of the habitats preferred by geese. 43 refs., 24 figs., 31 tabs.

  12. Momentum-space electronic structures and charge orders of the high-temperature superconductors Ca2-xNaxCuO?Cl? and Bi?Sr?CaCu?O8+?

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    Meng, Jian-Qiao; Brunner, M.; Kim, K.-H.; Lee, H.-G.; Lee, S.-I.; Wen, J. S.; Xu, Z. J.; Gu, G. D.; Gweon, G.-H.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the electronic structure of Ca2-xNaxCuO?Cl? and Bi?Sr?CaCu?O8+? samples in a wide range of doping, using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, with emphasis on the Fermi surface (FS) in the near antinodal region. The nesting wave vector, i.e., the wave vector that connects two nearly flat pieces of the FS in the antinodal region, reveals a universal monotonic decrease in magnitude as a function of doping. Comparing our results to the charge order recently observed by scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS), we conclude that the FS nesting and the charge order pattern seen in STS do not have a direct relationship. Therefore, the charge order likely arises due to strong-correlation physics rather than FS nesting physics

  13. Multiprocessor switch with selective pairing

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    Gara, Alan; Gschwind, Michael K; Salapura, Valentina

    2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    System, method and computer program product for a multiprocessing system to offer selective pairing of processor cores for increased processing reliability. A selective pairing facility is provided that selectively connects, i.e., pairs, multiple microprocessor or processor cores to provide one highly reliable thread (or thread group). Each paired microprocessor or processor cores that provide one highly reliable thread for high-reliability connect with a system components such as a memory "nest" (or memory hierarchy), an optional system controller, and optional interrupt controller, optional I/O or peripheral devices, etc. The memory nest is attached to a selective pairing facility via a switch or a bus

  14. Breeding biology and behavior of the Crested Caracara in Texas

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    Dickinson, Vanessa Margaret

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) R. uglas Slack (member) Thomas L. Th u row (member) avid J. Schmidly ( ad of Departme t) August )990 ABSTRACT Brccding Biology and Behavior of thc Crested Ca raca ra in Texas. (August 1990) Vancssa Margaret Dickinson, H. g. , University ol... 2. 5 m in size. The 6 nests were l5 TEX A S Austin County CA cj ~c R~~ Colorado County 5 Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR 0 I km N Location of 6 Crested Caracara nests in Austin and Colorado Counties, Texas. 16 constructed in the tallest...

  15. Kalispel Resident Fish Project: Kalispel Tribal Hatchery Operations and Maintenance, 1999 Annual Report.

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    Bluff, Stanley

    2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In October of 1997, The construction of the Kalispel Tribal Hatchery was complete. No spawning activity was recorded for the spring of 1998. On June 14, 1999 the first spawn at the Kalispel Tribal Hatchery was successful. A total of seven nests were fertilized that produced approximately 144,000 fry. The second spawn occurred on July 13, 1999 and a total of six nests were fertilized producing approximately 98,0000 fry. The total amount of largemouth bass fry produced at the Kalispel Tribal Hatchery was 242,000.

  16. Population ecology of Roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus) in South Texas

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    Folse, Leon Joseph

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1!. Iiizon, an(. John , ;. Sperry, for their t?oushtful advice and fcr puttinp; up with my whims and follies with remarkably little nassle. 1 am verv prateful for f1 nancial support from the Hcb and Bessie ':!elder wild) ife Foundation, and also... in surveyed nest sites. 13. Natrix of overlap values R 0 14. Nest predation rates 15. Survival and daily mortality rates 75 77 85 103 1O4 1x i, ST OF 1'IGURES Figure Page 1. Location of the Rob and Bessie 1!elder Nildl'fe i'oundation Refuge in San...

  17. The effect of added biotin and vitamin E in broiler breeder diets on hatchability and early livability in broilers

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    Brown, Ronald Blyn

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of embryonic mortality: the first week of incubation and the last three days of incubation. When breeder hens are fed a low biotin diet their embryos develop congenital per osi s, atoxia, and characteristic. skeletal deformities. The deformities can... and 2 males per pen. Each pen was littered with 8 to 10 cm of fresh wood shav1ngs. Nine nests littered with fresh shavings for nest1ng mater1al were utilized per pen. Water was suppl1ed ad lib1tum by 2 Plasson waterers per pen. Feed was restricted...

  18. Maximum entropy principal for transportation

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    Bilich, F. [University of Brasilia (Brazil); Da Silva, R. [National Research Council (Brazil)

    2008-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we deal with modeling of the transportation phenomenon for use in the transportation planning process and policy-impact studies. The model developed is based on the dependence concept, i.e., the notion that the probability of a trip starting at origin i is dependent on the probability of a trip ending at destination j given that the factors (such as travel time, cost, etc.) which affect travel between origin i and destination j assume some specific values. The derivation of the solution of the model employs the maximum entropy principle combining a priori multinomial distribution with a trip utility concept. This model is utilized to forecast trip distributions under a variety of policy changes and scenarios. The dependence coefficients are obtained from a regression equation where the functional form is derived based on conditional probability and perception of factors from experimental psychology. The dependence coefficients encode all the information that was previously encoded in the form of constraints. In addition, the dependence coefficients encode information that cannot be expressed in the form of constraints for practical reasons, namely, computational tractability. The equivalence between the standard formulation (i.e., objective function with constraints) and the dependence formulation (i.e., without constraints) is demonstrated. The parameters of the dependence-based trip-distribution model are estimated, and the model is also validated using commercial air travel data in the U.S. In addition, policy impact analyses (such as allowance of supersonic flights inside the U.S. and user surcharge at noise-impacted airports) on air travel are performed.

  19. ment capillaire, long, et donne une lueur blanche, illuminant le tube capillaire dans tonte sa longueur, constitue par un spectre continu;

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    , si la machine charge une batterie d'accumulateurs, le courant est pul- satoire. Il n'est plus de l'intensit sur la diffrence de potentiel. M. Banti considre la batterie comme fonctionnant machine, M. Banti insre dans le circuit une rsistance inductive. E. ALMANSI. - Sopra un problema di

  20. Type-level module aliases: independent and equal

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    Garrigue, Jacques

    . Through nested structures, it allows for hierarchical design of libraries. Sharing of types allows library) #12;Garrigue & White -- Type-level module aliases 9 The re-built hierarchy: SML/NJ SML out of the specification. #12;Garrigue & White -- Type-level module aliases 10 A packed library

  1. Edition No 47 October 2008 Congratulations to

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    Project Title Sponsor Total Income 4 years Prof P Lindstedt Effect of fuel additives on gasoline- 2008-class technological hub. Cutting-edge R&D, engineering and manufacturing operations are fast-expanding. Many new-scale petrochemical project, and Neste Oil's next-generation biodiesel manufacturing centre to Rolls-Royce's "Factory

  2. BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE FISHERY RESOURCES

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    Steelhead trout 40 Pacific lamprey . 45 Salmon spawning bed surveys .. ...... 49 Nest measurements to a constant change in availability of gravel at various river flows* . * 55 12* Recommended fixed flow in that stream* **** 59 13* The effect of a fixed flow schedule for fish at Lewiston on the discharge

  3. Ecological consequences of dead wood extraction in an arid Diego P. Vzquez,a,b

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    Vazquez, Diego

    -nesting bees Introduction Extraction activities such as mining, fisheries, logging and harvesting are amongEcological consequences of dead wood extraction in an arid ecosystem1 Diego P. Vzquez,a,b * Juan A development, storing nutrients and water, providing a major source of energy and nutrients, serving

  4. Session 2: Modelling air pollution across a range of scales

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    Session 2: Modelling air pollution across a range of scales Ruth Doherty, Massimo Vieno, Ian Mac) EMEP2009 (less complex) Observations Modelling regional air pollution #12;Nested regions: 50 to 5 to 1 km2 O3 concentration (ppb) NO2 concentration (g m-3) #12;Modelling Urban air pollution Regional

  5. travers la surface de contact chaude du sulfate de cuivre vers l'acide sulfurique : le phnomne Peltier semblerait donc se

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    phnomne Peltier semblerait donc se pro- duire ici en sens contraire de ce que l'on observe soit pour deux qui permettent de s'assurer que le phnomne de Peltier n'est pas compliqu d'actions chimiques

  6. quera que le coefficient )'2 de la formule (2) n'a pas la mme significa-tion que ~ de la formule (1). ~,z n'existe que s'il y a chute de tempra-

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    ~~~ia- tion. Ces observations prouvent que l'effet Peltier au contact Bi-Cu n'est pas modifi par le champ and available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jphystap:0190100100069101 #12;692 que celles de la rflexion totale

  7. Am. Midl. Nat. 144:168177 Use of PVC Pipe Refugia as a Sampling Technique for

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    Johnson, Matthew

    168 Am. Midl. Nat. 144:168­177 Use of PVC Pipe Refugia as a Sampling Technique for Hylid Treefrogs.--We used retreats made from white polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes to capture hylids and determined how pipe- ficial refugia such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe, bamboo, tin cans and wood nest boxes (Goin, 1958

  8. United Press International August 30, 2005

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    United Press International August 30, 2005 Nano World: Nano pens can 'write' circuits By CHARLES Q microchips or medical and genetic devices, experts told UPI's Nano World. "We believe the technology this problem via silicon nitride fountain pens. Picture two hollow co nested one inside the other. If the outer

  9. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    :00 ­ 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building CONNECTING ART AND SCIENCE TO DETERMINE CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON SEA TURTLE NESTING AND OCEANIC DISTRIBUTIONS Warren Porter, University of Wisconsin of the ultimate "green machine", the leatherback sea turtle, a species that has been around for the last 170

  10. Blind identification of MISO-FIR channels Carlos Est^ev~ao R. Fernandes

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Blind identification of MISO-FIR channels Carlos Est^ev~ao R. Fernandes , Pierre Comon , G, vol.90 Abstract In this paper, we address the problem of determining the order of MISO channels to false alarm. Afterwards, we introduce the concept of MISO channel nested detectors based on a deflation

  11. Background Bayes Factor Simulation Study BF And PPP Using Bayes Factors for Model Selection in

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Background Bayes Factor Simulation Study BF And PPP Using Bayes Factors for Model Selection in High Study BF And PPP Model Comparison in Astrophysics Nested models (line detection in spectral analysis" to formally compare or select a model. #12;Background Bayes Factor Simulation Study BF And PPP Spectral

  12. Supporting information: Utilization of granular solidification during terrestrial locomotion of hatchling sea turtles

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    Goldman, Daniel I.

    in a controlled environment by creating repeatable initial conditions of states of dry sand found at the beach., 2009). After flow is turned off, the material settles into a loosely packed state. A board coated: Locomotion of Loggerhead sea turtles on the beach during run from the nest to the water. Video S2: Dorsal

  13. Management and Conservation Short-Term Impacts of Wind Energy

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    Beck, Jeffrey L.

    Management and Conservation Short-Term Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Greater Sage associated with wind energy development on greater sage-grouse populations. We hypothesized that greater sage-grouse nest, brood, and adult survival would decrease with increasing proximity to wind energy infrastructure

  14. The Effects of Residency and Body Size on Contest Initiation and Outcome in the Territorial Dragon,

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    Keogh, Scott

    , Ctenophorus decresii Kate D. L. Umbers, Louise Osborne, J. Scott Keogh* Research School of Biology, Australian, Osborne L, Keogh JS (2012) The Effects of Residency and Body Size on Contest Initiation and Outcome in many species [5­ 7]. In sand gobies for example, males fight over nest sites and winners are on average

  15. acta ethologica ISSN 0873-9749

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    Keogh, Scott

    height, time in residence and distance from opponent on aggressive display in male lizards Louise Osborne lizards Louise Osborne & Kate D. L. Umbers & J. Scott Keogh Received: 7 June 2012 /Revised: 13 September male sand gobies (Pomatoschistus min- utus), for example, increases with nest size, because a larger

  16. Statistical Science 2010, Vol. 25, No. 4, 429449

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    van Dyk, David

    of data augmentation methods, such as the determinis- tic EM algorithm for mode finding and stochastic of identifying similari- ties between the deterministic and stochastic counterparts as we seek more efficient augmentation, Gibbs Sam- pling, marginal augmentation, model reduction, NEM, nesting. 1. INTRODUCTION Numerous

  17. RESEARCH Open Access Pyrosequencing, a method approved to detect

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    Boyer, Edmond

    sensitivity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Several methods are currently described containing at least 50% of tumor cells. Methods: We designed a pyrosequencing assay based on nested PCR is highly specific and permits precise characterization of all the exon 19 deletions. Its sensitivity

  18. Accromathvol.9,hiver-printemos2014 Jimmy Dillies

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    Dillies, Jimmy

    Xing compor- te-t-elle de soldats si, rangs en 2 co- lonnes, il reste 1 soldat, rangs en 3 co- lonnes, il reste 1 soldat et, rangs en 5 colonnes il reste 3 soldats ? S'il n'est pas certain qu'un gnral

  19. Final Project Report

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    Bogucz, E A

    2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This project pursued innovations to improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in commercial and residential buildings. For commercial buildings, the project developed a testbed for intelligent nested environmental systems technologies (iNEST), which monitor and control energy flows and IEQ across a cascade of spaces from individuals desktops to office suites to floors to whole buildings. An iNEST testbed was constructed at Syracuse University and was used to assess the use of devices such as personal badges and CO2 sensors to study how reduced energy use and improved IEQ could be achieved. For residential buildings, resources were targeted in support of DoEs Builders Challenge Program and to recruit Syracuse, NY builders. Three homes in Syracuses Near Westside neighborhood were also registered under the program by Syracuse University team, with an additional home registered by one of the builders. Findings from the work at the iNEST testbed facility, and results from other related projects were disseminated through Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) 2008 Annual Symposium, the 9th International Healthy Buildings 2009 Conference & Exhibition, and through SyracuseCoEs website and eNewsletters to inform the broader community of researchers, designers and builders. These public communication activities helped enhance the understanding of high performance buildings and facilitate further market acceptance.

  20. LA DIFFUSION DE LA LUMIRE PAR LE MTHANE ET SES HOMOLOGUES GAZEUX par MM. J. CABANNES et J. GAUZIT,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    hydrocarbures saturs gazeux de la srie grasse n'est pas compltement polarise. Le facteur de dpolarisation molcules voisines. Dans le travail actuel, nous avons choisi comme sujets d'exprience les hydrocarbures;183 2. Prparation des hydrocarbures. - Nous avons prpar les terrnes de la srie par le procd

  1. Vers une plus grande cohrence de la politique ptrolire de la Russie? S. Boussena,

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    de dveloppement du secteur des hydrocarbures (surtout en matire gazire) mais sans, non plus, se modle OPEP . Dans le premier, le secteur des hydrocarbures reste important mais il n'est pas considr des hydrocarbures est la principale (voire seule) source de revenu externe

  2. Universit Pierre Mends-France de Grenoble Rflexions sur les difficults conomiques auxquelles sont

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    auxquelles sont confronts les pays exportateurs d'hydrocarbures Document l'appui d'une confrence donne pour les pays dots de fortes richesses en hydrocarbures de s'engager sur la voie d'un dveloppement et durable. Ce n'est pourtant pas ce processus qui s'est mis en place dans les pays exportateurs d'hydrocarbures

  3. Diffusion and Dispersion Characterization of a Numerical Tsunami Model

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    Tolkova, Elena

    and numerical model. This plan is currently under devel- opment at the NCTR and a proof of concept has been-computed database of unit source solutions to determine the offshore tsunami waves. It then uses the MOST model (in nested grid mode) to propagate the offshore waves onshore for select regions. The critical factor

  4. Periodic Cooling of Bird Eggs Reduces Embryonic Growth Efficiency Christopher R. Olson*

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    Vleck, Carol

    927 Periodic Cooling of Bird Eggs Reduces Embryonic Growth Efficiency Christopher R. Olson* Carol M, periodic cooling occurs when the in- cubating adult leaves the nest to forage, but the effects of pe- riodic cooling on embryo growth, yolk use, and metabolism are poorly known. To address this question, we

  5. Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Search All NYTimes.com

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    Rogers, John A.

    on each side of the energy debate. Post a Comment at TierneyLab Audubon's Species: Bird Art, in All Its SHOW: Beautiful Birds Naturalist drawings of birds, and photos of some of the animals' unique nests A New Flexibility With Thin Solar Cells By HENRY FOUNTAIN Scientists have come up with a method

  6. THE SIGNATURE OF PRIMORDIAL GRAIN GROWTH IN THE POLARIZED LIGHT OF THE AU MICROSCOPII DEBRIS DISK

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    Kalas, Paul G.

    /Maxwell- Garnett analysis demands highly porous (91%Y94%) particles. In the inner solar system, porous particles form in cometary dust, where the sublimation of ices leaves a ``bird's nest'' of refractory material, undetected parent bodies. In the solar system, inter- planetary dust particles are resupplied

  7. Molecular Ecology (2008) 17, 24172429 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03751.x 2008 The Authors

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the hypothesis of a long-term separation of Eastern (Balkans and Carpathians) and Western (Alps and Pyrenees found in the European Alps, the Carpathians, the Pyrenees and in some of the Balkan Mountains was likely located. The Pyrenean popu- lations are nested within the western Alps group and show a low level

  8. Code design based on metric-spectrum and applications

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    Papadimitriou, Panayiotis D.

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduced nested search methods to design (n, k) block codes for arbitrary channels by optimizing an appropriate metric spectrum in each iteration. For a given k, the methods start with a good high rate code, say k/(k + 1), and successively...

  9. How to Control Ants at Home

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    Merchant, Michael E.

    2002-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    the bait fresh and moist. Once you have found the nest, treat it with an approved insecticide or spray, or use bait stations from a grocery or hardware store. When using insecticides, always read and follow the instruc- tions on the label. Mike Merchant...

  10. CIS 1068: Practice Problems 11 Some practice with basic loop algorithms: step-by-step loops, sentinel loops, accumulation

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    Yates, Alexander

    , sentinel loops, accumulation loops, and nested loops. 1. Basic Step-by-Step Loops A basic step-by-step loop. Accumulation loops Accumulation loops keep track of and update information each time through the loop. Usually an accumulation loop. Accumulation loops are add-ons to either step-by-step or sentinel loops. You need to start

  11. Vincent Battesti Tourisme d'oasis

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Vincent Battesti Tourisme d'oasis Les mirages naturels et culturels d'une rencontre ? Les Oasis, qui n'ait ressenti, leur appel, un choc ou un blouissement (Lehuraux 1934). Les oasis de Siwa les oasis sahariennes, ce n'est pas traiter de l'envahissement de populations isoles par des hordes

  12. Composing First-Class Transactions NICHOLAS HAINES, DARRELL KINDRED, J. GREGORY MORRISETT,

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    Myers, Andrew C.

    . NETTLES and JEANNETTE M. WING Carnegie Mellon University We describethe designof a transactionfacilityfora approach towards building transactions enables us to construct a model of concurrent, nested, multi clean composability of transactional features, but also we avoid the need to introduce special control

  13. Temporal Logics for Concurrent Recursive Programs: Satisfiability and Model Checking

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    Bollig, Benedikt

    Temporal Logics for Concurrent Recursive Programs: Satisfiability and Model Checking Benedikt,cyriac,gastin,zeitoun}@lsv.ens-cachan.fr Abstract. We develop a general framework for the design of temporal logics for concurrent recursive programs. A program execution is modeled as a partial order with multiple nesting relations. To specify

  14. Loggerhead sea turtles are circum-global, inhabiting temperate, sub-

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    waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. In the Pacific, loggerhead sea turtles have been in the North Pacific Ocean occurs in Japan; there is no known nesting in the east- ern North Pacific (Mrquez in the oceanic realm of the central North Pacific Ocean are of Japanese stock (Dutton et al., 1998). Tagging

  15. Einstein e os Bilogos Gisele A. Oda

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    Ribas, Roberto Vicenotto

    Einstein e os Bilogos Gisele A. Oda Ps-doutoranda do Departamento de Fsica Aplicada (Bifusp 06/05/2005) Neste ano dedicado divulgao da obra de Einstein, vale a pena conhecer fatos menos famosos mas, ainda". No mesmo livro, relata tambm o encontro entre Einstein e Karl Von Frisch(**), da forma como ele o

  16. SPEECH AND SIGN: SOME COMMENTS FROM THE EVENT PERSPECTIVE. REPORT FOR THE LANGUAGE WORK GROUP OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

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    OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EVENT PERCEPTION.* Carol Fowler+ and Brad Rakerd++ Signed and spoken constraints on linguistic form; (3) the origins of some linguistic conventions; (4) the ecology significance. We first attempted to verify that utterances have the "nested" character· of other ecological

  17. Z .JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT 36, 149 169 1998 ARTICLE NO. EE981042

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    LaFrance, Jeffrey T.

    's decision problem. Oil production from existing wells within an oil field is isolated from the drilling of new wells. The geo-engineering Z .rule known as maximum efficient recoery MER is nested within is strongly rejected by the data, providing evidence that oil supply models should include economic as well

  18. Over the last millennium (1000-2000) the slope of the upper tails of city size distributions has oscillated six times between hierarchical, flat slopes with many

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    White, Douglas R.

    (1991:161) to show the nesting of cycles for construction and labor migration (Kuznets), inflationary-waves are not shown but operate at the time-scale of Kuznets cycles. #12;100 1000 10000 100000 1000000 10 100 1000

  19. Body condition and clutch desertion in penduline tit Remiz pendulinus

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    -parent optimisation models and game-theory models) provide conflicting predictions. Future work, preferably) Summary Parental care is costly since it takes time and energy, and whilst caring the parent may afford the energy requirement of building a new nest. We argue that understanding body condition

  20. What are we doing now? On August 18, we are releasing 23 Kemp's ridley turtles,

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    on shore was found in the Florida panhandle. Who rescued the turtles? All were rescued by teams working Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Geological Survey, Riverhead Foundation, and In primarily along the northeast coast of Mexico, with some nesting in southern Texas. After migrating

  1. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids (2010)

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    Kowalik, Zygmunt

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    wave model in the spherical coordinate system for basin-wide evolution and coastal run-up of tsunamis describe basin-wide evolution and coastal run-up of tsunamis through a series of nested grids [5 on the tsunami evolution and run-up processes [1013]. The nonlinear shallow-water equations are hydrostatic

  2. SPACE USE, CIRCADIAN ACTIVITY PATTERN, AND MATING SYSTEM OF THE NOCTURNAL TREE RAT

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    Helsinki, University of

    , spatial behavior and home-range size depend on body mass, energy requirements, and habitat productivity. Home ranges included the nests of 8­10 females, 6 different daytime resting places, and 3­5 areas of high activity. Males were mobile within home ranges of 5­10 ha (90% minimal convex polygons

  3. Honeybees learn which environmental stimuli predict biological meaningful reinforcing stimuli and benefit from

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    Menzel, Randolf - Institut fr Biologie

    , 1985; Gould, 1993). Thus, for instance, forager honeybees learn visual and chemical cues to search honey stomach each time it enters the nest after a successful bout. Thus, since nectar is distributed collected and search for the prospective nectar source by using its particular olfactory cues

  4. Latent Gaussian Models for Topic Modeling Changwei Hu Eunsu Ryu David Carlson Yingjian Wang Lawrence Carin

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    Kaski, Samuel

    of legislation (Gerrish & Blei, 2011; Zhang & Carin, 2012), where the text of the legislation is in terms of p1. Typically it is assumed that Xij 0 for all (i, j). In latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) (Blei et al., 2003 developed topic models, like the nested Chinese restaurant process (nCRP)(Blei et al., 2010; Wang & Blei

  5. What does an Ethologist do? -a personal view-

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    Packard, Jane M.

    BIOLOGY What is it? Examples of studies Manatee distribution in Florida & Belize Illegal pet trade - parrots in Mexico Mexican wolf recovery Puma attacks in Big Bend National Park #12;Familiar (offshore) Nicole Auil- grad student (coastal) #12;Amazon parrots- Mexico #12;Illegal take from nests

  6. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 9, 139155, 2005 www.copernicus.org/EGU/hess/hess/9/139/

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 9, 139­155, 2005 www.copernicus.org/EGU/hess/hess/9/139/ SRef-ID: 1607-7938/hess/2005-9-139 European Geosciences Union Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Using stable isotope tracers to assess hydrological flow paths, residence times and landscape influences in a nested

  7. Calculating the ecological impacts of animal-borne instruments on aquatic organisms

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    demands or cause phenological mismatches of foraging and nesting events. For marine organisms, the only considering the instrument retention time (time to release from the animal) and the activity-ranging animals and their response to ever-changing environmental conditions (see Cooke et al. 2004

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 53, NO. 6, NOVEMBER 2004 1927 On Optimizing Energy Consumption

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    Pan, Yi

    'un rseau de forme cylindrique rduit beaucoup cette difficult. On est en train de dve- lopper trs la condensation n'est pas homogne et qu'il se forme des agrgats d'atomes ou de molcules sur la surface de la mme manire qu'il se forme des cristaux. Ce rsultat peut s'interprter par le fait que les

  9. Stimulus Control of Maternal Responsiveness to Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Pup Ultrasonic Vocalizations

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    Stimulus Control of Maternal Responsiveness to Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Pup Ultrasonic be considered a specialization of Norway rats and other small rodents. When removed from the nest and placed in a cool environment, infant Norway rats emit USVs. These vocalizations range from 30 to 50 k

  10. Criticality of the European Electricity Grid Network

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    Arrowsmith, David

    1 Criticality of the European Electricity Grid Network MANMADE EU NEST FUNDING D.K. Arrowsmith (catastrophic failure of network components), functional (electricity grid blackouts, supply chain), volatility the qualitative characteristics of power disruptions from a large synchronously-connected electricity grid

  11. Information Retrivial and Clustering (pp. -) W. Wu, H. Xiong and S. Shekhar(Eds.)

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    Kumar, Vipin

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.2 Comparison with K-means on a Real Data Set . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5.3 Word Clusters collections have grown larger, K-means clustering has emerged as a more efficient approach for producing clusters of documents [4, 9, 16]. K-means clustering produces a set of un-nested clusters, and the top

  12. FACTEURS DE VARIATION EN EVALUATION DES RISQUES POUR LA SANTE LIES AUX SITES ET SOLS POLLUES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    pour les expliquer, si ce n'est les justifier. ABSTRACT Quantitative risk assessment is a definite'valuation quantitative des risques est une mthode dfinie et structure d'analyses des risques. Pourtant de nombreux and structured method of analysis. Although, many factors playing a part in the calculation can affect

  13. Managing Sierra Nevada Forests Appendix: Examples of Forest Structures That May

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    these following Bull et al.'s (1997)3 focus on five conditions: live trees with decay, hollows or brooms, snags, and brush. 1 Forester, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado--Live tree with hollow structure. The tree has an old dead top with cavity nests and a new healthy top

  14. On Flat Programs with Lists Marius Bozga 1 and Radu Iosif 1

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    Iosif, Radu

    ­linked list data structures. Since, in general, programs with lists are known to have the power of Turing machines, we restrict the control structure, by for­ bidding nested loops and destructive updates methods for programs manipulating dynamic linked data structures is a challenging problem. Indeed

  15. Les Underhill and Dieter Oschadleus

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    , academics and researchers. Yet with modern technology, for example, the digital camera, it is possible in the agricultural sector. Some weavers pose a threat to energy security as their nests on transmission lines cause database of butterfly distribution records in south- ern Africa, including Swaziland and Lesotho, one

  16. BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to

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    Green, Clay - Department of Biology, Texas State University

    Simper, Brock Geary and M. Clay Green Source: Waterbirds, 35(3):437-442. 2012. Published By AND M. CLAY GREEN1,2,* 1 Department of Biology, Wildlife Ecology Program, Texas State University in the Laguna Madre region of Texas were examined. Color morph did not significantly affect nest initiation date

  17. ORIGINAL PAPER Efficiency and regulation of recruitment during colony

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    Pratt, Stephen

    societies by bringing individuals to places where work needs to be done, but it also imposes energetic the rest of the colony. These active ants either found new sites independently or followed tandem runs led found the new site faster than did unguided searchers. When the new site was near the old nest, tandem

  18. Lead in Species of Greatest Conservation Need: Free-flying Bald Eagles as Indicators

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    Koford, Rolf R.

    Lead in Species of Greatest Conservation Need: Free-flying Bald Eagles as Indicators Principal Wildlife Grant Goals and Objectives: o Characterize lead levels in nesting and wintering Bald Eagles in Iowa State University o Compare lead exposure in free-flying eagles with eagles admitted

  19. ContinentalShelfResearch,Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 605q534,1997 (~)1997ElsevierScienceLtd

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    on the coastal current. The nested calculations also expose finer structure due to river sources, heat flux, river discharges) and remote (Gulf-scale) forcing are examined. Tidal rectification in the Eastern Gulf; otherwise unrealistic exchanges with the Gulf occur..~,n approximate divisionof local and remote dynamical

  20. The Maine Coastal Current: Spring Climatological Circulation

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    on the Coastal Current. The nested calculations also expose finer structure due to river sources, heat flux, river discharges) and remote (Gulf­scale) forcing are examined. Tidal rectification in the Eastern Gulf; otherwise unreal­ istic exchanges with the Gulf occur. An approximate division of local and remote dynamical

  1. 3, 35433588, 2003 3-D air pollution

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ACPD 3, 35433588, 2003 3-D air pollution modelling L. M. Frohn et al. Title Page Abstract hemispheric nested air pollution model L. M. Frohn, J. H. Christensen, J. Brandt, C. Geels, and K. M. Hansen 2003 Correspondence to: L. M. Frohn (lmf@dmu.dk) 3543 #12;ACPD 3, 35433588, 2003 3-D air pollution

  2. NEW AND IMPROVED DEVICES FOR FISH CULTURISTS By Alfred E. Fuller

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    NEW AND IMPROVED DEVICES FOR FISH CULTURISTS By Alfred E. Fuller u. S. Fisheries Station. A., September 22 to 26, 1908 991 #12;CONTENTS. Page. I. Artificial bass nest, ----- __--- _--- -- _-- _--- - --- -- -- --------------------------- ------ 993 2. Bass fry retaining screen and trap u -- -- uuu - - - 994 3. Collecting tub

  3. MTRG, Poilo Final Report, April 2003 INTRODUCTION

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    Exeter, University of

    molecular methods (Bowen et al. 1992) suggesting a fundamental split into those populations from and Carr 1987); Suriname; (Shulz 1975);Aves Island (Venezuela; Sole and Medina 1989); and Trinidade (Brazil the other species is scant but data collected in recent years has shown the green turtle population nesting

  4. ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCH Endang Species Res

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    Florida, University of

    populations is a dynamic process, modified as new nesting areas are evaluated (Bourjea et al. 2007, Lauret major rookeries in the Atlantic to be characterized. Abundance estimates, population trends, such as Tortuguero, Costa Rica; Ascension Is- land, UK; Aves Island, Venezuela; Suriname; and Florida, USA (Schulz

  5. Chelonian COI/servatioll and Biolng)', 1996, 2(2):204--208 1996 by Chelonian Research Foundation

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    Girondot, Marc

    turtle; nesting; status; population; conservation; migration; French Guiana Four species of marine on the estuary of the Mana and Maroni Rivers on the border to Surinam, between two Amerindian villages, Awa. The same observation has also been made in Surinam (H. Reichart, pers. comm.). The time of arrival

  6. Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Frequency 0.0 0.1 0.2 0 nests Expected G(d) Distance (m) 0 150 300 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1350 Frequency 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0

  7. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 759766, 2004 Printed in the USA

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    Winker, Kevin

    . The Aleutian Archipelago defines the border between these two water bodies and provides nesting sites for some, such as the harvest of natural resources [2], introduction of exotic species, military activities [3], and most important region. Elevated concentrations of contaminants can cause acute and chronic health effects

  8. Jump Starting GARCH: Pricing Options with Jumps in Returns and

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Jump Starting GARCH: Pricing Options with Jumps in Returns and Volatilities J. Duan, P. Ritchken and volatilities. Our model nests Duan's GARCH option models where conditional returns are constrained to being normal, as well as extends Merton's jump-diffusion model by allowing return volatility to exhibit GARCH

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

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    Stanford University

    reduced to probability distribution functions for predictive modeling and simulation in a stochastic on the reduced probabilistic distribution functions. Using nested Monte Carlo simulations, we investigated the impact of parameter uncertainties of the distribution functions of fracture network on the flow using

  10. A survey of the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) population in and around Gunung Palung National Park, West

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    a refined line-transect nest-count methodology utilizing transect recounts to survey 69 km at 14 sitesA survey of the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) population in and around Gunung Palung National that recounts should be incorporated into standard line-transect methodology. We estimate there to be %2500

  11. Fiber Distributed Data Interface: 100 Mbit/s anneau `a jeton sur fibre optique.

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    Code. Aussi un standard pour paires torsad'ees (pour faciliter l'intro­ duction du FDDI). La longeur commence `a cr'eer le jeton (parce que l'anneau n'est pas en panne). ­ Si une station est en train d

  12. Phylogeography of Caribbean lizard malaria: tracing the history of vector-borne parasites

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    Schall, Joseph J.

    Phylogeography of Caribbean lizard malaria: tracing the history of vector-borne parasites S. L of either closely Keywords: Anolis; Caribbean; cytochrome b; island biogeography; malaria; nested clade of the eastern Caribbean islands are parasitized by several species of malaria parasites (Plasmodium). Here I

  13. Created by Joe Barker, Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley May be reproduced for non-profit educational purposes

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    Saldin, Dilano

    you enter connected by AND, the fewer documents you get. All your words will be searched on USES: o within a certain proximity of the preceding word in the search. In Exalead.com, NEAR requires the terms to be searched first. This is called "nesting." Parentheses MUST BE USED to group terms joined by OR when

  14. A MULTI-GENE MOLECULAR INVESTIGATION OF THE KELP (LAMINARIALES, PHAEOPHYCEAE) SUPPORTS SUBSTANTIAL TAXONOMIC RE-ORGANIZATION1

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    Lane, Chris

    A MULTI-GENE MOLECULAR INVESTIGATION OF THE KELP (LAMINARIALES, PHAEOPHYCEAE) SUPPORTS SUBSTANTIAL. Despite the fact that kelp are some of the most intensely stud- ied macroalgae in the world attraction; nested analyses; phylogenetics; Saccharina The order Laminariales Migula, commonly called kelp

  15. 10 000 ans de fonte des glaciers andins expliqus

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    N 377 Juin 2011 10 000 ans de fonte des glaciers andins expliqus Scientific news Actualidad cientifica Actualit scientifique Si la fonte des glaciers a largement t dmontre dans le monde, le cas particulier des glaciers tropi- caux n'est pas encore bien connu. Ces derniers sont principalement situs dans

  16. Research Note Effects of Coastal Lighting on Foraging Behavior

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    Branch, Lyn C.

    Research Note Effects of Coastal Lighting on Foraging Behavior of Beach Mice BRITTANY L. BIRD, LYN of artificial light into wildlife habitat represents a rapidly expanding form of human encroachment, particularly in coastal systems. Light pollution alters the behavior of sea turtles during nesting; therefore

  17. 1410 VOLUME 132M O N T H L Y W E A T H E R R E V I E W 2004 American Meteorological Society

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    Zhang, Da-Lin

    A Multiscale Numerical Study of Hurricane Andrew (1992). Part VI: Small-Scale Inner-Core Structures and Wind are to (a) simulate the finescale features of Hurricane Andrew (1992) using a cloud-resolving grid length- cessfully simulated Hurricane Andrew (1992) employ- ing a nested-grid (54/18/6 km) version of the fifth

  18. 2 Salmon-driven bed load transport and bed morphology in mountain 4 Marwan A. Hassan,1

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    Montgomery, David R.

    of streambed gravels during the digging 41of nests (redds) have been widely recognized [Kondolf and 42Wolman effects through changes 50in bed-surface grain size and packing [Butler, 1995; 51Montgomery et al., 1996 55and sand are lifted into the water column and carried 56downstream. Coarser pebbles and gravels

  19. Culture-based study of endophytes associated with rubber trees in Peru reveals a new class of Pezizomycotina: Xylonomycetes

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    Lutzoni, Franois M.

    Culture-based study of endophytes associated with rubber trees in Peru reveals a new class: Ascomycota Endophytes Fungal phylogeny Hevea Sapwood Tropical forest a b s t r a c t Through a culture foliar endophytes. Because its origin is nested within this major burst of fungal diversification, we

  20. Oui, Monsieur Vonglis, l'tat, c'tait bien lui ! Mais quel tat ? Par Isabelle STOREZ-BRANCOURT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    éditions L'Harmattan, une mise au point roborative sur la monarchie absolue1 . Mise au point, en effet Bourbons ­ n'est pas une royauté limitée par un 1 Bernard Vonglis, La monarchie absolue française, L'Harmattan

  1. 487SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst. provided logisti-

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    Lahti, David C.

    Habitat on Hispaniola David C. Lahti1 ABSTRACT.--The Village Weaver (Ploceus cucul- latus) usually is found in moist areas, breeding near water during the rainy season. On Hispaniola I ob- served on Hispaniola (Lahti 2003). It nests in often dense colonies in a variety of habitats, most abundantly near

  2. Contact: G. Sam Foster, Station Director, at gfoster@fs.fed.us or (970) 498-1353 http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/

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    awareness for centuries (like canaries in coal mines). Nest timing is an effective measure of environmental. However, as sensitive indicators of environmental problems, birds have been instrumental in raising public, scientists will also be able to study potential impacts of climate change on individual species, habitats

  3. WRP Technical Note FW-SW-4. 1 ~-May 1994

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    and is a common resident at Corps of Engineers reservoir projects. BACKGROUND: Since wood ducks are cavity nesters populations. Such settings include reservoir backwater areas, tributary streams, tailwater areas, subimpoundments, abandoned sand or gravel pits, oxbow lakes, and beaver ponds. Nest box programs have been

  4. Revista da Biologia (2013) 11(1): 1218 DOI: 10.7594/revbio.11.01.03

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    Morandini, Andre C.

    Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil Recebido 22mar12 Aceito 27nov12 Publicado 15jan14 Resumo. Neste artigo baseado na máxima energia que um atleta pode produzir usando apenas uma perna. Conservação do momento distância; Velocidade; Energia;Momento angular. Abstract. In this paper we show a simple model developed

  5. REPRODUCTIVE ECOLOGY OF SAGE GROUSE

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    Aldridge, Cameron

    REPRODUCTIVE ECOLOGY OF SAGE GROUSE IN CANADA 1999 Final Project Report For: 1998 and 1999 Sage% of all females attempted to nest. Breeding success (percent of hens that hatched 1egg during a single.5%, while male survival was estimated at about 30%. A basic population model developed from these data

  6. ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF DISCRETIZATIONS OF ELLIPTIC PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    on the occasion of his 60th Birthday Algorithmic aspects of a class of #12;nite element collocation methods of matching points and the number of collocation points for each #12;nite element. For linear equations. Keywords. Elliptic PDEs, Collocation Methods, Finite Di#11;erence Methods, Nested Dis- section, Finite

  7. Turbulent models of ice giant internal dynamics: Dynamos, heat transfer, and zonal flows

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    , atmospheric circulation patterns, and thermal emissions that are distinct from other planets in our Solar additional constraints and suggest that these plan- ets may be modeled as three nested regions: (i) an outermost molecular envelope largely composed of hydrogen and helium; (ii) a weakly conducting ionic ocean

  8. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C 3, supplment au no 5-6, Tome 28, mai-juin 1967, page C 3-105 EXCITATION ET RECOMBINAISON DANS LES CENTRES LUMINOGENES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in the transition probability is propor- tional to the overlap integral between the envelope >) wave functions, using the framework of Klasens theory, the effi- ciency and the thermal quenching of luminescence forme, on le sait, un systme complet, ce qui n'est pas le cas des fonctions de Bloch de cha- cune des

  9. Simulated Convective Invigoration Processes at Trade Wind Cumulus Cold Pool ZHUJUN LI AND PAQUITA ZUIDEMA

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    Zuidema, Paquita

    convection and cold pools using a nestedWeather Research and Fore- casting Model simulation of 19 January ratio drops in simulated cold pools fall within the envelope of observed cases, and the wind enhancement pools invigorating convection at their downwind boundary and suppressing thermals in- side the stable

  10. Wind information derived from hot air

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    Haak, Hein

    Wind information derived from hot air balloon flights for use in short term wind forecasts E Introduction/Motivation Hot air balloons as wind measuring device Setup of nested HIRLAM models Results Three, The Nertherlands #12;Hot air balloon Displacement/time unit = wind speed Vertical resolution 30m Inertia (500 kg

  11. Financiamento do Superior vai depender dos resultados

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    duplicao de cursos no mesmo distrito #12;Leonor Paiva Watson leonorpaiva@jn.pt O Governo vai alterar o fi Governo cons- truir estes indicadores. Neste momento, queremos come- ar um trabalho tcnico com, evitando duplicaes injustificadas". O Governo quer assim evi- tar que no mesmo distrito ou em distritos

  12. Discovery Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    a magnetic torus? Helical Coils (Wound in Place) +Toroidal Currents #12;Non-symmetric plasma torus J P = 0 Surfaces of constant plasma pressure form nested tori not so easy without symmetry-symmetric plasma torus with external helical coils ("stellarator") #12;How to make a magnetic torus? Toroidal Field

  13. N D.U. : 1893 Anne 2008 UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT UNIVERSITES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    peuvent favoriser ou dfavoriser la stabilisation du gaz. Le rotor-stator n'est pas le disperseur le plus stabilization. Rotor-stator is not the most efficient for gas dispersion; its efficiency is very close, was validated. Keywords: foaming, model media, formulation, process, foam tel-00731308,version1-12Sep2012 #12

  14. DNA Computing: A Research University of Western Ontario

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    Kari, Lila

    31 DNA Computing: A Research Snapshot Lila Kari University of Western Ontario Kalpana Mahalingam ........................................... 31-6 31.5 DNA Memory ................................................... 31-8 Nested Primer Molecular Memory Organic DNA Memory Design of DNA Sequences 31.6 Computation in Living Cells

  15. Genetic structuring in the threatened ``Lagartijo del Bosque Seco" (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico

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    Rodrguez, Javier A.

    Genetic structuring in the threatened ``Lagartijo del Bosque Seco" (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico of the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods revealed relatively shallow genetic in mainland Puerto Rico. Despite this pattern, specimens from the same geographic area tended to nest together

  16. School of Renewable Natural Resources Spring 2013 RNR Seminars

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    protected areas. Hence the topic and title. Feb. 6 Dr. Kristina Cockle Postdoctoral Fellow, SchoolSchool of Renewable Natural Resources Spring 2013 RNR Seminars (Seminars on Wednesdays at 11 of Renewable Natural Resources "Ecology and conservation of interaction networks of cavity-nesting birds, trees

  17. lourno1of Herpelology, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 560-567, 1995 Copyright 1995 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

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    Wyneken, Wyneken Jeanette

    Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Box 3091, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991, USA, JupiterIsland- Hobe Sound, and Juno Beach (Murphy and Hopkins, unpubl. data, Conley and Hoffman, 1987).The and Hoffman, 1987).We know of no studies at urban sites designed to deter- mine where and why nests are placed

  18. Christine BRACQUENIER Professeur de grammaire et linguistique russes

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    Boyer, Edmond

    cause La cause peut tre efficiente ou non efficiente. La cause X est efficiente lorsqu'elle provoque l ayant provoqu Y. Les cinq subordonnants introduisent une cause efficiente. La cause n'est pas efficiente lorsque X, prsent nanmoins comme causal, ne peut pas avoir objectivement provoqu Y. Ainsi, Je

  19. RESEARCH ARTICLE Biological notes on a fungus-growing ant, Trachymyrmex cf. zeteki

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    (near Gamboa, Panama). Rela- tively little is known about the biology and natural history of these ants Panama from June to September 2006, and 20 nests from July 2009. We reared six wasp morphotypes; two wasps Adaptive radiations Trachymyrmex Introduction The New World fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera

  20. Gulf oil spill's ripples still a worry Warranted or not, disaster fears loom

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    Gulf oil spill's ripples still a worry Warranted or not, disaster fears loom BY JIM WAYMER from the nation's worst-ever oil mess. Oceanographers want to know the paths of underwater oil plumes. Biologists wonder if nesting sea turtles that accidentally gulped oil will lay viable eggs or whether eggs

  1. Mapeamento em Aneis para uma Separac~ao Neuronal Eletron-Jato usando Calorimetros Multi-camadas e Multi-segmentados

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    Anjos, André

    reduzir o imenso fluxo de dados de eventos pre- visto, o experimento contar´a com um sistema de filtra -May use all info from all detectors -RoI based process -PC farms and fast networks -OO programming dados do evento ser~ao analizados como um todo. Neste n´ivel, para cada part´icula detetada, uma regi

  2. OBSERVATIONS PRLIMINAIRES SUR LA BIOLOGIE D'OSMIA (CHALCOSMIA) CRULESCENS L.,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    ) POLLINATING LUCERNE (Medicago sativa L.) During three years the author investigated the biology of an apoid on lucerne flowers. The pollen analysis of nests provisions shows that this bee collects pollen on Labiatae them in fields of lucerne sown for seed. #12;RSUM L'auteur fait part de rsultats concernant trois

  3. Le touriste, l'habitant et la gestion du tourisme So Paulo : caractristiques, concertation et enjeux.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Le touriste, l'habitant et la gestion du tourisme à São Paulo : caractéristiques, concertation et de la population, du tourisme et de la gestion touristique paulistanos (c'est-à-dire, de la ville de prises. Pas faux, mais vous savez aussi que ce n'est pas toujours le cas. On commence à lui donner plus d

  4. EMACOP : Environnement Multimdia pour l'Acquisition et la gestion de COrpus Parole

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    Boyer, Edmond

    EMACOP : Environnement Multimdia pour l'Acquisition et la gestion de COrpus Parole Vaufreydaz chers et leur utilisation, n'est pas, dans la plupart des cas, oriente vers un problme prcis. En outre, cela aurait report une grande partie de la gestion (en particulier des fichiers) sur l

  5. Mercredi 29 fvrier Gestion du risque pnal au sein de l'entreprise et

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    Bonaventure, Olivier

    Mercredi 29 fvrier Gestion du risque pnal au sein de l'entreprise et responsabilit civile du principaux dirigeants. L'objet de ces techniques n'est non pas d'assurer une impunit en cas de commission d le chef des dirigeants en cas de violation d'une obligation sanctionne pnalement, et dont le

  6. III International Climate Change Adaptation Adaptation Futures 2014

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    no padrão de uso do solo (desmatamento, agricultura, urbanização) alguns impactos como, por exemplo, ondas inevitáveis. Neste sentido, devemos planejar para se adaptar a essas mudanças, para reduzir os impactos de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) no Brasil e pelo Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente

  7. Simulao de Evacuao Emergencial Via Autmatos Celulares: Uma Proposta de Modificao do Modelo de Schadschneider

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    Cruz, Frederico

    Simulao de Evacuao Emergencial Via Autmatos Celulares: Uma Proposta de Modificao do Modelo emergencial baseado em simulao por autmatos celulares. Neste trabalho, estudamos o modelo inicialmente a teoria de autmatos celulares para a construo de um programa de simulao em linguagem C++, que, alm

  8. 2010 BOOK REVIEWS 67 ecology and conservation efforts. Each of the follow-

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    Nekola, Jeffrey C.

    without this problem! Eagle deaths by wind turbines have been mitigated by pre-consultation on situating wind farms away from known eagle habitat and migration paths. And in The Karoo, South Africa, electricity pylons have been redesigned to deter eagles from perching and nesting. It seems that eagles

  9. SPECIAL ISSUE TECHNIQUES Embryogenesis and Laboratory Maintenance of

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    Ryan, Michael J.

    ). Moreover, the hardened sur- face of the nest may reflect solar radi- ation, decreasing heat absorption Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador 2 Museo de Zoologia, Seccion de Herpetologia, Escuela de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador 3 Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental

  10. Building Storage Appliances for the Grid and Beyond John Bent, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Miron Livny

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Building Storage Appliances for the Grid and Beyond John Bent, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci,dusseau,remzi,miron@cs.wisc.edu Abstract Current storage appliances have been traditionally de- signed to meet either the storage demands challenges to storage ap- pliances that would be used on the grid. NeST is a user-level software-only storage

  11. Building Storage Appliances for the Grid and Beyond John Bent, Andrea ArpaciDusseau, Remzi ArpaciDusseau, Miron Livny

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Building Storage Appliances for the Grid and Beyond John Bent, Andrea ArpaciDusseau, Remzi Arpaci,dusseau,remzi,miron@cs.wisc.edu Abstract Current storage appliances have been traditionally de signed to meet either the storage demands challenges to storage ap pliances that would be used on the grid. NeST is a userlevel softwareonly storage

  12. CMNE/CILAMCE 2007 Porto, 13 a 15 de Junho, 2007

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    de Queiroz, Ricardo L.

    EMBARCAR CORES EM IMAGENS MONOCROM´ATICAS BASEADO EM TRANSFORMADAS SENOIDAIS Karen F. De Oliveira11 chave: Transformadas senoidais, imagens coloridas, DCT, texturas, difus~ao de erros Resumo. Neste a partir do mapeamento de cores em texturas. O objetivo ´e realizar a impress~ao de imagens coloridas em

  13. The red-cockaded woodpecker on the Savannah River Site: Aspects of reproductive success.

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    Johnston, Peter A.; Imm, Donald, W.; Jarvis, William L.

    2004-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Red-cockaded woodpecker; Road to Recovery. Proceedings of the 4th Red-cockaded woodpecker Symposium. Ralph Costa and Susan J. Daniels, eds. Savannah, Georgia. January, 2003. Chapter 5. Status and Trends of Populations. Pp 224-229. Abstract: The red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) population on the Savannah River Site has been closely monitored and studied over the last 17 years. In 1985, the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station was given responsibility to study and manage this population in an effort to prevent its extirpation. In December 1985, there were only 4 individuals on the site: 1 pair and 2 solitary males. The population had increased to a total of 175 individuals in 42 active clusters in 2002. Although this represents a very successful recovery effort, there has been substantial annual variation in nesting survival from banding to fledging. Data were analyzed to more completely understand the factors affecting reproduction. No significant effects of age of the breeding male and female, years paired, number of helpers, habitat quality, number of nestings, and time of nest initiation were found when comparing reproductive success in 117 nesting attempts from 1999 to 2002. However, the number of neighboring groups had a direct effect on mortality rates, possibly demonstrating the importance of cluster spacing.

  14. Polar Biol (2007) 30:391394 DOI 10.1007/s00300-006-0204-8

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    pairs of thin-billed prions nests despite the presence of introduced ship rats, house mice and feral Pachyptila belcheri (Catry et al. 2003). Ship rats Rattus rattus, house mice Mus musculus and cats Felis em Eco-Etologia, Rua Jardim do Tabaco 44, Lisboa 1149-041, Portugal e-mail: paulo.catry@netc.pt P

  15. Analytic Continuation of Harmonic Sums

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    S. Albino

    2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a method for calculating any (nested) harmonic sum to arbitrary accuracy for all complex values of the argument. The method utilizes the relation between harmonic sums and (derivatives of) Hurwitz zeta functions, which allows a harmonic sum to be calculated as an expansion valid for large values of its argument. A program for implementing this method is also provided.

  16. 1 | SOP 9 | Plant Health Service | 26/07/2011 Plant Health SOP 9

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    one occur. 2. Site management Working in built up areas will attract public interest with a range includes pedestrian, climbing and mobile elevated working platform methods. It does not include any other, nests, trees, mobile elevated working platforms, personal protective equipment, vacuum cleaner, removal

  17. Gutzwiller charge phase diagram of cuprates, including electronphonon coupling effects

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    Markiewicz, R. S.; Seibold, G.; Lorenzana, J.; Bansil, A.

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Besides significant electronic correlations, high-temperature superconductors also show a strong coupling of electrons to a number of lattice modes. Combined with the experimental detection of electronic inhomogeneities and ordering phenomena in many high-Tc compounds, these features raise the question as to what extent phonons are involved in the associated instabilities. Here we address this problem based on the Hubbard model including a coupling to phonons in order to capture several salient features of the phase diagram of hole-doped cuprates. Charge degrees of freedom, which are suppressed by the large Hubbard U near half-filling, are found to become active at amorefairly low doping level. We find that possible charge order is mainly driven by Fermi surface nesting, with competition between a near-(?, ?) order at low doping and antinodal nesting at higher doping, very similar to the momentum structure of magnetic fluctuations. The resulting nesting vectors are generally consistent with photoemission and tunneling observations, evidence for charge density wave order in YBa?Cu?O7-? including Kohn anomalies, and suggestions of competition between one- and two-q-vector nesting.less

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

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    Mohanty, Binayak P.

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

  19. Predicting the fate of a living fossil: how will global warming affect sex determination

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Predicting the fate of a living fossil: how will global warming affect sex determination, an unlikely response to global warming, as many oviparous species are nesting earlier as the climate warms. Keywords: climate change; global warming; temperature-dependent sex determination; reptile; Sphenodon 1

  20. Downloadable

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    2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 24, 2012 ... As in most Data Mining procedures, how to tune the parameters of a Support Vector. Machine (SVM) ..... flare-solar 34.50. -0.50 .... nested VNS, in which the parameters obtained as output when optimizing simpler models are.

  1. Original article Behavioural features of a periodic form of massed

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    honeybee Apis dorsata G Kastberger, O Winder, T Hoetzl, G Raspotnig Department of Neurobiology, Institute by video record- ing and image analysis. Two to three times a day the nest turns from the quiescent state / orientation flight/ image analysis/ India INTRODUCTION The Asian giant honeybee Apis dorsata Fabricius, 1798

  2. On the Mound of Macrotermes michaelseni as an Organ of Respiratory Gas Exchange

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    Turner, Scott

    will be rare. However, metabolism-induced buoyant forces may interact with wind energy in a way that promotes University of New York, Syracuse, New York 13210 Accepted 7/6/01 ABSTRACT Patterns and rates of air movements in the mounds and nests of Macrotermes michaelseni were studied using tracer methods. Wind is a significant

  3. T Tank Farm Interim Surface Barrier Demonstration - Vadose Zone Monitoring FY08 Report

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    Zhang, Z. F.; Strickland, Christopher E.; Field, Jim G.; Parker, Danny L.

    2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DOEs Office of River Protection constructed a temporary surface barrier over a portion of the T Tank Farm as part of the T Farm Interim Surface Barrier Demonstration Project. The surface barrier is designed to minimize the infiltration of precipitation into the contaminated soil zone created by the Tank T-106 leak and minimize movement of the contamination. As part of the demonstration effort, vadose zone moisture is being monitored to assess the effectiveness of the barrier at reducing soil moisture. A solar-powered system was installed to continuously monitor soil water conditions at four locations (i.e., instrument Nests A, B, C, and D) beneath the barrier and outside the barrier footprint as well as site meteorological conditions. Nest A is placed in the area outside the barrier footprint and serves as a control, providing subsurface conditions outside the influence of the surface barrier. Nest B provides subsurface measurements to assess surface-barrier edge effects. Nests C and D are used to assess changes in soil-moisture conditions beneath the interim surface barrier.

  4. T Tank Farm Interim Surface Barrier Demonstration - Vadose Zone Monitoring FY09 Report

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    Zhang, Z. F.; Strickland, Christopher E.; Field, Jim G.; Parker, Danny L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DOEs Office of River Protection constructed a temporary surface barrier over a portion of the T Tank Farm as part of the T Farm Interim Surface Barrier Demonstration Project. As part of the demonstration effort, vadose zone moisture is being monitored to assess the effectiveness of the barrier at reducing soil moisture. A solar-powered system was installed to continuously monitor soil water conditions at four locations (i.e., instrument Nests A, B, C, and D) beneath the barrier and outside the barrier footprint as well as site meteorological conditions. Nest A is placed in the area outside the barrier footprint and serves as a control, providing subsurface conditions outside the influence of the surface barrier. Nest B provides subsurface measurements to assess surface-barrier edge effects. Nests C and D are used to assess changes in soil-moisture conditions beneath the interim surface barrier. Each instrument nest is composed of a capacitance probe (CP) with multiple sensors, multiple heat-dissipation units (HDUs), and a neutron probe (NP) access tube. The monitoring results in FY09 are summarized below. The solar panels functioned normally and could provide sufficient power to the instruments. The CP in Nest C after September 20, 2009, was not functional. The CP sensors in Nest B after July 13 and the 0.9-m CP sensor in Nest D before June 10 gave noisy data. Other CPs were functional normally. All the HDUs were functional normally but some pressure-head values measured by HDUs were greater than the upper measurement-limit. The higher-than-upper-limit values might be due to the very wet soil condition and/or measurement error but do not imply the malfunction of the sensors. Similar to FY07 and FY08, in FY09, the soil under natural conditions (Nest A) was generally recharged during the winter period (October-March) and discharged during the summer period (April-September). Soil water conditions above about 1.5-m to 2-m depth from all three types of measurements (i.e., CP, NP and HDU) showed relatively large variation during the seasonal wetting-drying cycle. For the soil below 2-m depth, the seasonal variation of soil water content was relatively small. The construction of the surface barrier was completed in April 2008. In the soil below the surface barrier (Nests C and D), the CP measurements showed that water content at the soil between 0.6-m and 2.3-m depths was very stable, indicating no climatic impacts on soil water condition beneath the barrier. The NP-measured water content showed that soil water drainage seemed occurring in the soil between about 3.4 m (11 ft) and 9.1 m (30 ft) in FY09. The HDU-measured water pressure decreased consistently in the soil above 5-m depth, indicating soil water drainage at these depths of the soil. In the soil below the edge of the surface barrier (Nest B), the CP-measured water content was relatively stable through the year except at the 0.9-m depth; the NP-measured water content showed that soil water drainage was occurring in the soil between about 3.4 m (11 ft) and 9.1 m (30 ft) but at a slightly smaller magnitude than those in Nests C and D; the HDU-measurements show that the pressure head changes in FY09 in Nest B were less than those for C and D but more than those for A. The soil-water-pressure head was more sensitive to soil water regime changes under dry conditions. In the soil beneath the barrier, the theoretical steady-state values of pressure head is equal to the negative of the distance to groundwater table. Hence, it is expected that, in the future, while the water content become stable, the pressure head will keep decreasing for a long time (e.g., many years). These results indicate that the T Tank Farm surface barrier was performing as expected by intercepting the meteoric water from infiltrating into the soil and the soil was becoming drier gradually. The barrier also has some effects on the soil below the barrier edge but at a reduced magnitude.

  5. Cylindrical neutron generator

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    Leung, Ka-Ngo (Hercules, CA)

    2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A cylindrical neutron generator is formed with a coaxial RF-driven plasma ion source and target. A deuterium (or deuterium and tritium) plasma is produced by RF excitation in a cylindrical plasma ion generator using an RF antenna. A cylindrical neutron generating target is coaxial with the ion generator, separated by plasma and extraction electrodes which contain many slots. The plasma generator emanates ions radially over 360.degree. and the cylindrical target is thus irradiated by ions over its entire circumference. The plasma generator and target may be as long as desired. The plasma generator may be in the center and the neutron target on the outside, or the plasma generator may be on the outside and the target on the inside. In a nested configuration, several concentric targets and plasma generating regions are nested to increase the neutron flux.

  6. Cylindrical neutron generator

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    Leung, Ka-Ngo (Hercules, CA)

    2009-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A cylindrical neutron generator is formed with a coaxial RF-driven plasma ion source and target. A deuterium (or deuterium and tritium) plasma is produced by RF excitation in a cylindrical plasma ion generator using an RF antenna. A cylindrical neutron generating target is coaxial with the ion generator, separated by plasma and extraction electrodes which contain many slots. The plasma generator emanates ions radially over 360.degree. and the cylindrical target is thus irradiated by ions over its entire circumference. The plasma generator and target may be as long as desired. The plasma generator may be in the center and the neutron target on the outside, or the plasma generator may be on the outside and the target on the inside. In a nested configuration, several concentric targets and plasma generating regions are nested to increase the neutron flux.

  7. State recovery and lockstep execution restart in a system with multiprocessor pairing

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    Gara, Alan; Gschwind, Michael K; Salapura, Valentina

    2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    System, method and computer program product for a multiprocessing system to offer selective pairing of processor cores for increased processing reliability. A selective pairing facility is provided that selectively connects, i.e., pairs, multiple microprocessor or processor cores to provide one highly reliable thread (or thread group). Each paired microprocessor or processor cores that provide one highly reliable thread for high-reliability connect with a system components such as a memory "nest" (or memory hierarchy), an optional system controller, and optional interrupt controller, optional I/O or peripheral devices, etc. The memory nest is attached to a selective pairing facility via a switch or a bus. Each selectively paired processor core is includes a transactional execution facility, whereing the system is configured to enable processor rollback to a previous state and reinitialize lockstep execution in order to recover from an incorrect execution when an incorrect execution has been detected by the selective pairing facility.

  8. Composite drill pipe and method for forming same

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    Leslie, James C; Leslie, II, James C; Heard, James; Truong, Liem V; Josephson, Marvin

    2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A lightweight and durable drill pipe string capable of short radius drilling formed using a composite pipe segment formed to include tapered wall thickness ends that are each defined by opposed frustoconical surfaces conformed for self-aligning receipt and intimate bonding contact within an annular space between corresponding surfaces of a coaxially nested set of metal end pieces and a set of nonconductive sleeves. The distal peripheries of the nested end pieces and sleeves are then welded to each other and the sandwiched and bonded portions are radially pinned. The composite segment may include imbedded conductive leads and the axial end portions of the end pieces are shaped to form a threaded joint with the next pipe assembly that includes contact rings in the opposed surfaces of the pipe joint for contact together.

  9. Flexible shaft and roof drilling system

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    Blanz, John H. (Carlisle, MA)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for drilling holes in the roof of a mine has a flexible shaft with a pair of oppositely wound, coaxial flat bands. One of the flat bands defines an inner spring that is wound right handed into a helical configuration, adjacent convolutions being in nesting relationship to one another. The other flat band defines an outer spring that is wound left handed into a helical configuration about the inner band, adjacent convolutions being nesting relationship with one another. A transition member that is configured to hold a rock bit is mounted to one end of the flexible shaft. When torque and thrust are applied to the flexible shaft by a driver, the inner spring expands outwardly and the outer spring contracts inwardly to form a relatively rigid shaft.

  10. Ranking species in mutualistic networks

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    Domnguez-Garca, Virginia

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the architectural subtleties of ecological networks, believed to confer them enhanced stability and robustness, is a subject of outmost relevance. Mutualistic interactions have been profusely studied and their corresponding bipartite networks, such as plant-pollinator networks, have been reported to exhibit a characteristic "nested" structure. Assessing the importance of any given species in mutualistic networks is a key task when evaluating extinction risks and possible cascade effects. Inspired in a recently introduced algorithm --similar in spirit to Google's PageRank but with a built-in non-linearity-- here we propose a method which --by exploiting their nested architecture-- allows us to derive a sound ranking of species importance in mutualistic networks. This method clearly outperforms other existing ranking schemes and can become very useful for ecosystem management and biodiversity preservation, where decisions on what aspects of ecosystems to explicitly protect need to be made.

  11. Wildlife studies on the Hanford Site: 1993 Highlights report

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    Cadwell, L.L. [ed.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. 1993 Northern goshawk inventory on portions of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM. Final report

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    Sinton, D.T.; Kennedy, P.L. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States). Dept. of Fishery and Wildlife Biology

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) (hereafter referred to as goshawk) is a large forest dwelling hawk. Goshawks may be declining in population and reproduction in the southwestern United States. Reasons for the possible decline in goshawk populations include timber harvesting resulting in the loss of nesting habitat, toxic chemicals, and the effects of drought, fire, and disease. Thus, there is a need to determine their population status and assess impacts of management activities in potential goshawk habitat. Inventory for the goshawk was conducted on 2,254 ha of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to determine the presence of nesting goshawks on LANL lands. This information can be incorporated into LANL`s environmental management program. The inventory was conducted by Colorado State University personnel from May 12 to July 30, 1993. This report summarizes the results of this inventory.

  13. An energy landscape theory for cotranslational protein folding

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    Tourigny, David S

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy landscape theory describes how a full-length protein can attain its native fold by sampling only a tiny fraction of all possible structures. Although protein folding is now understood to be concomitant with synthesis on the ribosome, there have been few attempts to modify energy landscape theory by accounting for cotranslational folding. This paper introduces a model for cotranslational folding that leads to a natural definition of a nested energy landscapes. By applying concepts drawn from submanifold differential geometry, the dynamics of protein folding on the ribosome can be explored in a quantitative manner and conditions on the nested potential energy landscapes for a good cotranslational folder are obtained. A generalisation of diffusion rate theory using van Kampen's technique of composite stochastic processes is then used to account for entropic contributions and the effects of variable translation rates on cotranslational folding. This stochastic approach agrees well with experimental results...

  14. Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector

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    Botkin, Jonathan (El Cerrito, CA); Graves, Simon (Berkeley, CA); Danning, Matt (Oakland, CA); Culligan, Matthew (Berkeley, CA)

    2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module, a deflector, and a clip. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes a support arm forming a seat. The deflector defines a front face and a rear face, with the clip extending from either the trailing frame member or the rear face of the deflector. In a mounted state, the deflector is nested within the seat and is releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip. In some embodiments, the support arm forms a second seat, with the PV module assembly providing a second mounted state in which the deflector is in a differing orientation/slope, nested within the second seat and releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip.

  15. Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector

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    Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew

    2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module, a deflector, and a clip. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes a support arm forming a seat. The deflector defines a front face and a rear face, with the clip extending from either the trailing frame member or the rear face of the deflector. In a mounted state, the deflector is nested within the seat and is releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip. In some embodiments, the support arm forms a second seat, with the PV module assembly providing a second mounted state in which the deflector is in a differing orientation/slope, nested within the second seat and releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip.

  16. Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector

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    Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module, a deflector, and a clip. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes a support arm forming a seat. The deflector defines a front face and a rear face, with the clip extending from either the trailing frame member or the rear face of the deflector. In a mounted state, the deflector is nested within the seat and is releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip. In some embodiments, the support arm forms a second seat, with the PV module assembly providing a second mounted state in which the deflector is in a differing orientation/slope, nested within the second seat and releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip.

  17. Cylindrical neutron generator

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    Leung, Ka-Ngo

    2005-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A cylindrical neutron generator is formed with a coaxial RF-driven plasma ion source and target. A deuterium (or deuterium and tritium) plasma is produced by RF excitation in a cylindrical plasma ion generator using an RF antenna. A cylindrical neutron generating target is coaxial with the ion generator, separated by plasma and extraction electrodes which contain many slots. The plasma generator emanates ions radially over 360.degree. and the cylindrical target is thus irradiated by ions over its entire circumference. The plasma generator and target may be as long as desired. The plasma generator may be in the center and the neutron target on the outside, or the plasma generator may be on the outside and the target on the inside. In a nested configuration, several concentric targets and plasma generating regions are nested to increase the neutron flux.

  18. Hydrogen Concentration in the Inner-Most Container within a Pencil Tank Overpack Packaged in a Standard Waste Box Package

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    Marusich, Robert M.

    2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of steady state diffusion flow equations, for the hydrogen diffusion from one bag to the next bag (or one plastic waste container to another), within a set of nested waste bags (or nested waste containers), are developed and presented. The input data is then presented and justified. Inputting the data for each volume and solving these equations yields the steady state hydrogen concentration in each volume. The input data (permeability of the bag surface and closure, dimensions and hydrogen generation rate) and equations are analyzed to obtain the hydrogen concentrations in the innermost container for a set of containers which are analyzed for the TRUCON code for the general waste containers and the TRUCON code for the Pencil Tank Overpacks (PTO) in a Standard Waste Box (SWB).

  19. Normal Tissue Complication Probability Modeling of Radiation-Induced Hypothyroidism After Head-and-Neck Radiation Therapy

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    Bakhshandeh, Mohsen [Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Hashemi, Bijan, E-mail: bhashemi@modares.ac.ir [Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mahdavi, Seied Rabi Mehdi [Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nikoofar, Alireza; Vasheghani, Maryam [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hafte-Tir Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hafte-Tir Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kazemnejad, Anoshirvan [Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To determine the dose-response relationship of the thyroid for radiation-induced hypothyroidism in head-and-neck radiation therapy, according to 6 normal tissue complication probability models, and to find the best-fit parameters of the models. Methods and Materials: Sixty-five patients treated with primary or postoperative radiation therapy for various cancers in the head-and-neck region were prospectively evaluated. Patient serum samples (tri-iodothyronine, thyroxine, thyroid-stimulating hormone [TSH], free tri-iodothyronine, and free thyroxine) were measured before and at regular time intervals until 1 year after the completion of radiation therapy. Dose-volume histograms (DVHs) of the patients' thyroid gland were derived from their computed tomography (CT)-based treatment planning data. Hypothyroidism was defined as increased TSH (subclinical hypothyroidism) or increased TSH in combination with decreased free thyroxine and thyroxine (clinical hypothyroidism). Thyroid DVHs were converted to 2 Gy/fraction equivalent doses using the linear-quadratic formula with {alpha}/{beta} = 3 Gy. The evaluated models included the following: Lyman with the DVH reduced to the equivalent uniform dose (EUD), known as LEUD; Logit-EUD; mean dose; relative seriality; individual critical volume; and population critical volume models. The parameters of the models were obtained by fitting the patients' data using a maximum likelihood analysis method. The goodness of fit of the models was determined by the 2-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Ranking of the models was made according to Akaike's information criterion. Results: Twenty-nine patients (44.6%) experienced hypothyroidism. None of the models was rejected according to the evaluation of the goodness of fit. The mean dose model was ranked as the best model on the basis of its Akaike's information criterion value. The D{sub 50} estimated from the models was approximately 44 Gy. Conclusions: The implemented normal tissue complication probability models showed a parallel architecture for the thyroid. The mean dose model can be used as the best model to describe the dose-response relationship for hypothyroidism complication.

  20. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoIloq~reC l , s~pplmeritau rzo 1, Tonze 35, Janvier 1974, page Cl-101 TUDE PAR EFFET MOSSBAUER

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    Boyer, Edmond

    PAR EFFET MOSSBAUER DES PROPRITS MAGNTIQUES DE ZnMn,O, M. WAUTELET et A. GRARD Institut de spectromtrie Mossbauer entre 4,2 et 300 K. Ce n'est qu'aux environs de 50 K qu'apparat une structure Zeeman. The compound Zn(Mno.o~Fe1i.o2)?04was studied between 4.2 and 300 K, by Mossbauer spectrometry. The Zeeman

  1. Geology of the upper James River area Mason County, Texas

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    White, Dixon Nesbit

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of tbe Riley foraation ~ ~ ~ ~ . ~ ~ ~ i 19 XV. Weathered surfaoo of bish' exhibiting typioal eoabbago- bead stru001zo ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ V, Rfohera @bish ooours 1n ths. aiddlo of tho Poiat Peak shale aeabor, Tho biobera bas Man... froa the outcrop aad lies in an 0'1eFCRI$04 positions ~ ~ ~ i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ VI, Point peak shale on the nest bask of Roy Crmk near the northern interseotion of Rey Creek and the Jaaes RiVsr Roadp ' ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i...

  2. Fractal Topology Foundations

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    Helene Porchon

    2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we introduce the foundation of a fractal topological space constructed via a family of nested topological spaces endowed with subspace topologies, where the number of topological spaces involved in this family is related to the appearance of new structures on it. The greater the number of topological spaces we use, the stronger the subspace topologies we obtain. The fractal manifold model is brought up as an illustration of space that is locally homeomorphic to the fractal topological space.

  3. De l'action fminine en priode de rvolte(s) et de rvolution(s)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    minoritaire de femmes dans les mouvements de révolution des deux pays : quelques soldat(e)s, telles Margaret « L'on peut seulement dire que la femme soldat dans les armées révolutionnaires n'est ni un mythe, ni femmes exaltées, ayant souvent un parent soldat. » Dominique Godineau, Citoyennes tricoteuses. Les femmes

  4. Aspects of Key Largo woodrat ecology

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    McCleery, Robert Alan; Lopez, Roel R.

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    or climax hammock habitat (DOI 1973, Brown 1978, Hersh 1978, Barbour and Humphrey 1982, Goodyear 1985, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service [USFWS] 1999). These conclusions stemmed from observations of high densities of woodrat stick-nests within mature... hammock (Brown ____________ The format and style follow the Journal of Wildlife Management. 2 1978, Hersh 1978, Barbour and Humphrey 1982). Other studies have reported the KLWR will use hammock forests in varying degrees of succession (Goodyear...

  5. 20to2-3T5m2+5: 16-cm I.R., 46-cm O.D., 8.6 MW, Optimized Cooling Robert J. Weggel; Magnet Optimization Research Engineering (M.O.R.E.), LLC; 1/26/2014

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Optimization Research Engineering (M.O.R.E.), LLC; 1/26/2014 Fig. 1. On-axis field profiles of 20-T magnets20to2-3T5m2+5: 16-cm I.R., 46-cm O.D., 8.6 MW, Optimized Cooling Robert J. Weggel; Magnet of 16-cm I.R. The copper magnet generates 5 T at 8.6 MW with five tightly-nested two-layer coils

  6. IDS120M20to2T5m: 16-cm I.R., 46-cm O.D., 8.6 MW, Optimized Cooling Robert J. Weggel; Magnet Optimization Research Engineering (M.O.R.E.), LLC; 1/21/2014

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Optimization Research Engineering (M.O.R.E.), LLC; 1/21/2014 Fig. 1. On-axis field profile of 20-T magnet of 16IDS120M20to2T5m: 16-cm I.R., 46-cm O.D., 8.6 MW, Optimized Cooling Robert J. Weggel; Magnet-cm inner radius. The copper magnet generates 5 T at 8.6 MW with five tightly-nested two-layer coils

  7. Pos3D: Um pos-processador generico para modelos 3D de elementos finitos MARCELO TILIO M. CARVALHO1

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    Pos3D: Um p´os-processador gen´erico para modelos 3D de elementos finitos MARCELO TILIO M. CARVALHO interpretac¸~ao e visualizac¸~ao dos resultados. Um dos m´etodos num´ericos mais utilizado neste tipo de´os-processador deve ser gen´erico, o que im- plica em ser independente do programa utilizado na an´alise num

  8. Hatching Eggs in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide

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    Powers, Trey G.; Cartwright, A. Lee

    1995-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    and Egg. Silver Burdett Co., New Jersey. Burnie, David. 1988. Eyewitness Books: Bird. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY. Burton, Jane. 1989. Chester the Chick. Gareth Stevens Children?s Books, Milwaukee, WI. Burton, Jane. 1992. See How They Grow: Chick.... Lodestar Books, New York, NY. Burton, Robert. 1994. Egg. Dorling Kindersley, New York, NY. Hariton, Anca. 1992. Egg Story. Dutton Children?s Books, New York, NY. Koch, Maryjo. 1992. Bird, Egg, Feather, Nest. Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, Inc., New York, NY...

  9. Off-shell Bethe vectors and Drinfeld currents

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    Sergey Khoroshkin; Stanislav Pakuliak; Vitaly Tarasov

    2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we compare two constructions of weight functions (off-shell Bethe vectors) for the quantum affine algebra $U_q(\\hat{\\mathfrak{gl}}_N)$. The first construction comes from the algebraic nested Bethe ansatz. The second one is defined in terms of certain projections of products of Drinfeld currents. We show that two constructions give the same result in tensor products of vector representations of $U_q(\\hat{\\mathfrak{gl}}_N)$.

  10. Reproductive Peformance of Great Egrets (Ardea alba) at High Island, Texas

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    McInnes, Andrew

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    and Baxter 1991), Brazil (de Toledo 2000), Mexico (Gladstone 1979), and Rhodesia (Tomlinson 1976). The Great Egret?an Ardeidae (Ardea alba) in the order Ciconiiformes along with ibises, spoonbills, storks, and others?is a common wading bird along...). As such, quality foraging habitat proximal to breeding colonies is an important aspect driving the general health of colonial wading birds (Custer and Galli 2002); nesting wading birds are constrained to forage relatively close to the colony; therefore...

  11. High Performance Thermal Interface Technology Overview

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    R. Linderman; T. Brunschwiler; B. Smith; B. Michel

    2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview on recent developments in thermal interfaces is given with a focus on a novel thermal interface technology that allows the formation of 2-3 times thinner bondlines with strongly improved thermal properties at lower assembly pressures. This is achieved using nested hierarchical surface channels to control the particle stacking with highly particle-filled materials. Reliability testing with thermal cycling has also demonstrated a decrease in thermal resistance after extended times with longer overall lifetime compared to a flat interface.

  12. Estimating the Wind Resource in Uttarakhand: Comparison of Dynamic Downscaling with Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements

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    Lundquist, J. K.; Pukayastha, A.; St. Martin, C.; Newsom, R.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous estimates of the wind resources in Uttarakhand, India, suggest minimal wind resources in this region. To explore whether or not the complex terrain in fact provides localized regions of wind resource, the authors of this study employed a dynamic down scaling method with the Weather Research and Forecasting model, providing detailed estimates of winds at approximately 1 km resolution in the finest nested simulation.

  13. Let the show begin

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    Alperowicz, N.

    1993-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Major changes should occur in the European polyolefins industry this year. BASF's (Ludwigshafen) polypropylene (PP) deal with ICI is expected to be followed by that of Hoechst (Frankfurt) and Petrofina (Brussels). The two are engaged in feasibility studies for a possible joint venture in PP and are expected to make a decision in the second quarter of this year. Shell and Himont are on track to complete their feasibility study in the first quarter for a polyolefins joint venture. And Huels and PCD are still in talks. But two new possible deals, a polyolefins merger between Nests (Helsinki) and Statoil (Stavanger) and an alliance in PP involving Appryl, the Elf Atochem (51%)/BP Chemicals (49%) joint venture, and Solvay have been denied. The Hoechst/Fina venture would initially encompass only the two companies European plants - Hoechst's 550,000-m.t./year and Fina's 180,000 m.t./year. In addition, Fina would either build or acquire another PP plant. In the second stage, the partners could bring in their overseas plants. Fina has plants in the US, and Hoechst has a combined 100,000 m.t./year in south Africa and Australia. Neste's board member Jukka Viinanen says the only talks between Nests and Statoil center on renegotiations of ethylene supply contract at Stenungsund, Sweden. Nests wants a more flexible deal on quantity and price. It needs 400,000 m.t./year of ethylene for its downstream plants. Viinanen adds that he is worried about the European petrochemical industry and producers need to do everything to improve margins through pricing policies and obtaining a balance between supply and demand. On the possibility of a future link with Statoil he comments, One can never say never. It would take time. We don't feel in a very vulnerable position right now.

  14. Geology of the upper James River area Mason County, Texas

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    White, Dixon Nesbit

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of tbe Riley foraation ~ ~ ~ ~ . ~ ~ ~ i 19 XV. Weathered surfaoo of bish' exhibiting typioal eoabbago- bead stru001zo ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ V, Rfohera @bish ooours 1n ths. aiddlo of tho Poiat Peak shale aeabor, Tho biobera bas Man... froa the outcrop aad lies in an 0'1eFCRI$04 positions ~ ~ ~ i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ VI, Point peak shale on the nest bask of Roy Crmk near the northern interseotion of Rey Creek and the Jaaes RiVsr Roadp ' ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i...

  15. The attraction of entomophagous insects to prey and habitat stimuli associated with the southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmerman (Coleoptera: Scolytidae

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    Camors, Felix Bernerd

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of predators and associates to uninfested loblolly pine bolts. Data from 5 bolts, , 51 6. Pattern of response of parasites to unin- fested loblolly pine bolts. Data from 5 bolts. 53 INTRODUCTION Bark beetles are the most destructive insects... of these bark beetle species occurring in the South. This insect has an extensive range which includes parts of Pennsylvania, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Nest Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama...

  16. Rapid Independent Trait Evolution despite a Strong Pleiotropic Genetic Correlation

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    Conner, Jeffrey K.; Karoly, Keith; Stewart, Christy; Koelling, Vanessa A.; Sahli, Heather F.; Shaw, Frank H.

    2011-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) flowers provides an ideal natural opportunity to test constraints. The additive genetic correlation is very high and has been estimated with good precision (mean #2; SEM, 0.85#2; ; Conner and Via 1993), using a large nested... constraints on adaptive evolution. Hered- ity 69:7383. . 1993. Patterns of phenotypic and genetic correlations among morphological and life history traits in wild radish, Raphanus ra- phanistrum. Evolution 47:704711. Conner, J. K. 2002. Genetic mechanisms...

  17. Coding for Cooperative Communications

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    Uppal, Momin Ayub

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    of SWCNSQ based CF relaying as a performance benchmark, we will present a practical code design using low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes for error protection at the source, and nested scalar quantization plus irregular repeat-accumulate (IRA) codes... develop and design practical coding strategies which perform very close to the infor- mation theoretic limits. The cooperative communication channels we consider are: (a) The Gaussian re- lay channel, (b) the quasi-static fading relay channel, (c...

  18. Version pre-print Paru dans Traces 2005 n47 / Dinmica lingustica

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    pour les créoles anglais du Surinam et de Guyane française, que les grands modèles théoriques homogènes linguística 2 l'heure actuelle (comme c'est le cas pour les créoles du Surinam), n'est pas pour autant le speakers of the lexifier. The Creoles developed during a period when the populations were also racially

  19. 1 Introduc~ao A Mec^anica Estatistica usa como premissas basicas o conhecimento de alguns detalhes mi-

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    Kik, Pieter

    a descric~ao de propriedades e fen^omenos em escala termodin^amica, como equac~oes de estadoiculas que formam um sistema pode mudar radi- calmente as propriedades termodin^amicas. Alem de abrir: Termodin^amica Neste capitulo nos nos preocuparemos em usar apenas conceitos e leis da Termodin^amica. O

  20. 1.1.1.1. CODE D'ETHIQUE CONCERNANT LA RECHERCHE AU SEIN DE LACODE D'ETHIQUE CONCERNANT LA RECHERCHE AU SEIN DE LACODE D'ETHIQUE CONCERNANT LA RECHERCHE AU SEIN DE LACODE D'ETHIQUE CONCERNANT LA RECHERCHE AU SEIN DE LA FACULTE DE PSYCHOLOGIE ET DES SCIENCE

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    Halazonetis, Thanos

    1.1.1.1. CODE D'ETHIQUE CONCERNANT LA RECHERCHE AU SEIN DE LACODE D'ETHIQUE CONCERNANT LA RECHERCHE SCIENCES DE L'EDUCATION I.I.I.I. PREAMBULEPREAMBULEPREAMBULEPREAMBULE Un code d'éthique n'est pas nécessairement sur les personnes et les institutions, ne serait-ce que parce qu'elle peut modifier leurs