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  1. Joint Stocking and Product Offer Decisions Under the Multinomial Logit Model

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    Topaloglu, Huseyin

    Joint Stocking and Product Offer Decisions Under the Multinomial Logit Model Huseyin Topaloglu This paper studies a joint stocking and product offer problem. We have access to a number of products to satisfy the demand over a finite selling horizon. Given that customers choose among the set of offered

  2. Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds

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    Rusmevichientong, Paat

    Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds W@orie.cornell.edu September 5, 2013 Abstract We consider two variants of a pricing problem under the nested logit model. In the first variant, the set of products offered to customers is fixed and we want to determine the prices

  3. Multinomial Logistic Regression Ensembles This article proposes a method for multiclass classification problems using ensem-

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    Ahn, Hongshik

    -dimensional data using the logistic regression model as a base clas- sifier. CERP is similar to random subspace (Ho classification problems using ensem- bles of multinomial logistic regression models. A multinomial logit model is used as a base classifier in ensembles from random partitions of predictors. The multinomial logit

  4. Halton Sequences for Mixed Logit

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    Train, Kenneth

    2000-01-01

    Customers’ Choice Among Energy Supplier Simulation based oncustomers’ choice of energy supplier. Surveyed customerspreferences for energy suppliers, such that a mixed logit is

  5. Customer-Specific Taste Parameters and Mixed Logit: Households' Choice of Electricity Supplier

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    Revelt, David; Train, Kenneth

    2000-01-01

    M a y 2000 Keywords: energy suppliers, mixed logit, tastecustomers' choice among energy suppliers in conjoint-typecustomers' choice o f energy supplier and estimate the value

  6. Multinomial Approximating Models for Options Hemantha S. B. Herath* and Pranesh Kumar**

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    Kumar, Pranesh

    , Johnson 1987, and Stulz 1982). These models are useful for valuing real options having multiple sourcesMultinomial Approximating Models for Options Hemantha S. B. Herath* and Pranesh Kumar** Business@unbc.ca; Tel: (250) 960-6671 #12;2 Multinomial Approximating Models for Options Abstract. We ensure non

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

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    Low, Steven H.

    Estimating 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 Coal resources Coal production estimates IPCC Logistic model Cumulative normal model An estimate

  8. Robust Estimation and Outlier Detection for Overdispersed Multinomial Models of Count Data

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    Robust Estimation and Outlier Detection for Overdispersed Multinomial Models of Count Data Walter R research on labor rela- tions (Card 1990), the relationship between patents and R&D (Hausman, Hall counts in political science includes studies of child care services (Bratton and Ray 2002), gender

  9. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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

    2012-12-01

    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.

  10. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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

    2012-12-01

    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. regurgitated owl Owl nesting habi-

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    regurgitated owl pellets. Owl nesting habi- tat, by comparing vegetation compo- sition and struc- cial and personal fuel wood permits. In ponderosa pine dominated canyon bottoms, approxi- mately 240

  12. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartment of Energy009 248.2 254.8QuestionnaireNEST HOME TheNEST

  13. nest

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    0%2A en Responding to Emergencies http:www.nnsa.energy.govaboutusourprogramsemergencyoperationscounterterrorismrespondingtoemergencies

  14. nest

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia4) August 20123/%2A en46Afedkcp |field2/%2A0/%2A en

  15. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1991-05-28

    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.

  16. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01

    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.

  17. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy AEnergy Managing SwimmingMicrosoft The basics of05/24/2011NEPANEST HOME TheNEST

  18. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartment of Energy009 248.2 254.8QuestionnaireNEST HOME The

  19. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment ofOffice| DepartmentGJPPGPracticesDraft.doc| DepartmentDOE NEPA -NEST

  20. Nested Trampoline Resonators for Optomechanics

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    Weaver, Matthew J; Luna, Fernando; Buters, Frank M; Eerkens, Hedwig J; Welker, Gesa; Perock, Blaise; Heeck, Kier; de Man, Sven; Bouwmeester, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    Two major challenges in the development of optomechanical devices are achieving a low mechanical and optical loss rate and vibration isolation from the environment. We address both issues by fabricating novel trampoline resonators made from low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) Si$_3$N$_4$ with a distributed bragg reflector (DBR) mirror. We construct a nested double resonator structure that generates approximately 80 dB of mechanical isolation from the mounting surface, eliminating the strong mounting dependence of the quality factor observed with single resonators. With the consistency provided by this isolation scheme we reliably fabricate devices with mechanical quality factors of around 400,000 at room temperature. In addition these devices were used to form optical cavities with finesse up to 181,000 $\\pm$ 1,000. These promising parameters will enable experiments in the quantum regime with macroscopic mechanical resonators.

  1. Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1

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    Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1 Daniel P. Mummert,2, Robertson and Rendell 1990), lower predation rates (Nilsson 1984, Purcell and others 1997, Robertson

  2. CHSLT -NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department

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    Furlong, Cosme

    ) #12;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department The CCD/CMOS camera Detail section of a CCD Engineering Department CCD cameras Basic operation/description A CCD detector chip consists of an array;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department CCD cameras Basic operation/description An image

  3. SOD-Induced Changes in Foraging and Nesting Behavior of Insectivorous, Cavity-Nesting Birds1

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    191 SOD-Induced Changes in Foraging and Nesting Behavior of Insectivorous, Cavity-Nesting Birds1 the population status of their common prey items, their foraging ecology, and their nesting behavior. We to examine nestling diet, foraging effort (length of foraging trips), box occupancy, and nestling

  4. Body mass, energetic constraints, and duck nesting ecology

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    Shutler, Dave

    to save on metabolic costs by using nest sites that received more solar radiation (insolation occurs in the amount of solar radiation (insolati were also obtained. Predictions that body size would affect nest concealment, nest-initiation date

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

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19

    Many factors affect the productivity of songbirds. Which vegetation types the birds inhabit, nest-site characteristics, and adult behavior at the nest may affect predation and parasitism frequencies, fecundity, and nest survival and fledgling...

  6. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    Larson, M

    2012-03-15

    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.

  7. Original Articles The Nested Structure of Cancer

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    Bhavnani, Suresh K.

    for the design of systems that assist in symptom assessment and man- agement.The main limitation of the studyOriginal Articles The Nested Structure of Cancer Symptoms Implications for Analyzing Co; 2Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 3Electrical Engineering

  8. Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nestInatedrones or betweennon-nestIriateworkers and non-nestInatedrones did not yield

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    Gadagkar, Raghavendra

    #12;#12;Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nest-nestInatedrones are bitten more often than nestInate drones. The degree of discrimination of workers found in our study allows in addition, to compare discrimination of drones with the discrimination of workers. We found

  9. DIAMONDS: A new Bayesian nested sampling tool

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    Corsaro, Enrico

    2015-01-01

    In the context of high-quality asteroseismic data provided by the NASA Kepler mission, we developed a new code, termed Diamonds (high-DImensional And multi-MOdal NesteD Sampling), for fast Bayesian parameter estimation and model comparison by means of the Nested Sampling Monte Carlo (NSMC) algorithm, an efficient and powerful method very suitable for high-dimensional problems (like the peak bagging analysis of solar-like oscillations) and multi-modal problems (i.e. problems that show multiple solutions). We applied the code to the peak bagging analysis of solar-like oscillations observed in a challenging F-type star. By means of Diamonds one is able to detect the different backgrounds in the power spectrum of the star (e.g. stellar granulation and faculae activity) and to understand whether one or two oscillation peaks can be identified or not. In addition, we demonstrate a novel approach to peak bagging based on multimodality, which is able to reduce significantly the number of free parameters involved in th...

  10. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes 

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17

    dove habitat on and around campus. The objective of this study was to examine mourning dove nesting and production in an urban setting and determine how microhabitat and landscape features affect nest-site selection and nest success. Specifically, I (1...

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

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    Carrie, Neil Ross

    1995-01-01

    -1994 at the Sam Houston National Forest in San Jacinto County, Texas. I found 41 nests during 1993 and 14 nests during 1994. Vegetative measurements collected at nest sites were compared to random sites. The proportion of hardwoods in the 5-15-cm category...

  12. 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

  13. COMPETITION FOR NESTING SPACE AMONG PERUVIAN GUANO BIRDS

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    . Received 7 June 1982, accepted 14 January 1983. FoR several millennia, seabirds have nested on islands off, or other habitats not used by the three major species. There are fewer than 40 guano islands along for nesting because of human disturbance, heat, or ectoparasites (LaValle 1918, Vogt 1942, Duffy 1983a). Where

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

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    Mathewson, Heather Alexis

    2002-01-01

    ; 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...

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

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17

    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...

  16. Nesting mechanism for [ital d]-symmetry superconductors

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    Ruvalds, J.; Rieck, C.T.; Tewari, S.; Thoma, J. ); Virosztek, A. )

    1995-02-01

    A nested Fermi surface with nearly parallel orbit segments is found to yield a singlet [ital d]-wave superconducitng state at high temperatures for a restricted range of the on-site Coulomb repulsion that avoids the competing spin-density-wave instability. The computed superconducting transition temperature drops dramatically as the nesting vector is decreased, in accord with recent photoemission data on the Bi2212 and Bi2201 cuprates. Superconducting transition temperatures in the 100 K range are produced by the nesting mechanism in the [ital leading] [ital order] pairing interaction caused by exchange of spin fluctuations.

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

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    Poznanovikj, Svetlana

    2011-10-21

    We study the distribution of combinatorial statistics that exhibit a structure of crossings and nesting in various discrete structures, in particular, in set partitions, matchings, and fillings of moon polyominoes with entries 0 and 1. Let pi and y...

  18. Parametric Multi-Level Tiling of Imperfectly Nested Loops

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    Hartono, Albert; Baskaran, Muthu M.; Bastoul, Cedric; Cohen, Albert; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Norris, Boyana; Ramanujam, J.; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy

    2009-05-18

    Tiling is a critical loop transformation for generating high-performance code on modern architectures. Efficient generation of multilevel tiled code is essential to exploit several levels of parallelism and/or to maximize data reuse in deep memory hierarchies. Tiled loops with parameterized tile sizes (not compile time constants) facilitate runtime feedback and dynamic optimizations used in iterative compilation and automatic tuning. The existing parametric multilevel tiling approach has focused on transformation for perfectly nested loops, where all assignment statements are contained inside the innermost loop of a loop nest. Previous solutions to tiling for imperfect loop nests are limited to the case where tile sizes are fixed. In this paper, we present an approach to parameterized multilevel tiling for imperfectly nested loops. Our tiling algorithm generates loops that iterate over full rectangular tiles that are amenable for potential compiler optimizations such as register tiling. Experimental results using a number of computational benchmarks demonstrate the effectiveness of our tiling approach.

  19. Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba Departments of Electrical of special functions a=x, b=y, c = ab, (4) a=log(c), z=a+d. #12;Automation of Matrix Derivative Operations

  20. An On-Line Study of Japanese Nesting Complexity

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    Nakatani, Kentaro

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

  1. Bid and Guess: A Nested Mechanism for King Solomon's Dilemma

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    Qin, Cheng-Zhong

    2006-01-01

    of an Indivisible Good–A Mechanism Design Problem Underand Guess: A Nested Mechanism for King Solomon’s Dilemma ?this paper we propose a mechanism to resolve King Solomon’s

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

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    Stewart, Fiona Anne

    2011-11-08

    characteristics of chimpanzee nests, nesting trees, nest shape, and architecture in two savanna-dwelling populations on opposite sides of Africa: Fongoli, Senegal, and Issa, Tanzania. Savanna habitats are the most extreme habitats in which chimpanzees survive...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Analysis of Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Nested Annular Tank Array

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    John D. Bess; James D. Cleaver

    2009-06-01

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

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

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    Groce, Julie Elizabeth

    2009-05-15

    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...

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

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    Fink, Mark Lewis

    1996-01-01

    artificial nests, simulating those of Golden-cheeked Warblers, along 200 transacts at 5 study sites in Travis County, Texas. This study was designed to determine if differential levels of predation existed between nests placed in forest interior tracts...

  8. Analysis of the Black-capped Vireo and White-eyed Vireo Nest Predator assemblages 

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    Conkling, Tara J.

    2011-08-08

    Predation is the leading cause of nest failure in songbirds. My study identified nest predators of black-capped vireos and white-eyed vireos, quantified the activity of potential predator species, examined the relationships between vegetation...

  9. POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF USING FLAT OPERATORS IN NESTED ALGEBRA EXPRESSIONS

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    Van Gucht, Dirk

    POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF USING FLAT OPERATORS IN NESTED ALGEBRA EXPRESSIONS Jan Padaens,10,11,12,19,25] have started to implement the nested relational database model, some on top of an exlstmg database 1988ACM 0-89791-263-2/88/0003/0029 $1 50 In this paper we focus on the nested algebra as pro- posed

  10. Ideal magnetohydrodynamic stability of configurations without nested flux surfaces

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    Helander, P. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald (Germany); Newton, S. L. [EURATOM/CCFE Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)] [EURATOM/CCFE Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

    2013-06-15

    Existing numerical tools for calculating the MHD stability of magnetically confined plasmas generally assume the existence of nested flux surfaces. These tools are therefore not immediately applicable to configurations with magnetic islands or regions with an ergodic magnetic field. However, in practice, these islands or ergodic regions are often small, and their effect on MHD stability can then be evaluated using a perturbation theory developed in the present paper. This procedure allows the effect of the broken magnetic topology on the stability of each eigenmode to be calculated without requiring any knowledge about the perturbed eigenfunctions.

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

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

    2015-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2007-05-08

    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.

  13. Nested-grid calculations of disk-planet interaction

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    Gennaro D'Angelo; Thomas Henning; Wilhelm Kley

    2001-12-18

    We study the evolution of embedded protoplanets in a protostellar disk using very high resolution nested-grid computations. This method allows us to perform global simulations of planets orbiting in disks and, at the same time, to resolve in detail the dynamics of the flow inside the Roche lobe of the planet. The primary interest of this work lies in the analysis of the gravitational torque balance acting on the planet. For this purpose we study planets of different masses, ranging from one Earth-mass up to one Jupiter-mass, assuming typical parameters of the protostellar disk. The high resolution of the method allows a precise determination of the mass flow onto the planet and the resulting torques. The obtained migration time scales are in the range from few times 10^4 years, for intermediate mass planets, to 10^6 years, for very low and high mass planets. Typical growth time scales depend strongly on the planetary mass, ranging from a few hundred years, in the case of Earth-type planets, to several ten thousand years, in the case of Jupiter-type planets.

  14. Hurricane, Habitat Degradation, and Land Loss Effects on Brown Pelican Nesting Colonies

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    Karubian, Jordan

    Hurricane, Habitat Degradation, and Land Loss Effects on Brown Pelican Nesting Colonies Scott T.J., and Leberg, P.L., 2013. Hurricane, habitat degradation, and land loss effects on Brown Pelican nesting colonies of coastal avifauna are perennially threatened by hurricanes, land loss, and environmental

  15. RESEARCH ARTICLE (C.W. RETTENMEYER MEMORIAL PAPER) Choice of nest site protects army ant colonies from environmental

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    O'Donnell, Sean

    - vational range limits of E. burchellii. Keywords Thermoregulation Á Nest site selection Á House-hunting Á (Seeley and Heinrich, 1981), and must rely on passive thermoregulation such as nest architecture and ori- entation (Jones and Oldroyd, 2007). For ant colonies that emigrate often, the choice of a nest site (house-hunting

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

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27

    I conducted this study to better understand the greater roadrunner’s (Geococcyx californianus) spatial use, nest site selection, and sexual morphometrics. Data were first collected from a roadrunner population in Fisher County, Texas. I trapped...

  17. 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)

    2014-02-01

    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.

  18. 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 ...

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

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    Cocimano, Maria C.

    2010-07-14

    The endangered willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) breeds in mountain meadows in the Sierra Nevada, which have been intensively modified, especially reducing meadow wetness, which favors easy access for mammalian predators to reach nesting areas...

  20. Nesting Biology of the Leafcutting Bee Megachile minutissima (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Central Saudi Arabia

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    Alqarni, Abdulaziz S.; Hannan, Mohammed A.; Gonzalez, Victor H.; Engel, Michael S.

    2014-05-01

    The leafcutting bee Megachile (Eutricharaea) minutissima Radoszkowski is a widely distributed species in the Middle East and a promising pollinator of alfalfa. We provide information on the nest architecture, foraging ...

  1. Nested Sampling for Bayesian Model Comparison in the Context of Salmonella Disease Dynamics

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    Dybowski, Richard; McKinley, Trevelyan J.; Mastroeni, Pietro; Restif, Olivier

    2013-12-20

    sciences. Here we demonstrate how nested sampling can be used for inference and model comparison in biological sciences. We present a reanalysis of data from experimental infection of mice with Salmonella enterica showing the distribution of bacteria...

  2. Supporting Nested Locking in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems Bryan C. Ward and James H. Anderson

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    Anderson, James

    Supporting Nested Locking in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems Bryan C. Ward and James H. Anderson Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract This paper presents

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

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    Labuda, Stephen Edward

    1977-01-01

    UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL NESTING CAVITIES BY WOOD DUCKS (Aix ~sonsa) IN CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis by STEPHEN EDWARD LABUDA, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL NESTING CAVITIES BY WOOD DUCKS (Aix ~sonsa) IN CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis by STEPHEN EDWARD LABUDA, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Chairman...

  4. Male three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus make antibiotic nests: a novel form of parental

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    Obbard, Darren

    from pathogens, and if so is a novel form of parental protection. # 2008 The Authors Journal; pathogen; stickleback glue. INTRODUCTION Parasites and pathogens are a prevalent challenge for all to inhibit the growth of microorgan- isms in their nests (Christe et al., 2003) and some species of frog

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

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    Lübbecke, 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

  6. On the Optimality of Allen and Kennedy's Algorithm for Parallelism Extraction in Nested Loops

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    Vivien, Frédéric

    On the Optimality of Allen and Kennedy's Algorithm for Parallelism Extraction in Nested Loops Alain is that Allen and Kennedy's algorithm is optimal when dependences are approximated by dependence levels and Kennedy's algorithm, as long as dependence level is the only information available. 1 Introduction Many

  7. On the optimality of Allen and Kennedy's algorithm for parallelism extraction in nested loops

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    Vivien, Frédéric

    On the optimality of Allen and Kennedy's algorithm for parallelism extraction in nested loops Alain. The result of this paper is that Allen and Kennedy's algorithm is optimal when dependences are approximated found by Allen and Kennedy's algorithm, as long as dependence level is the only information available

  8. Born in an Alien Nest : How Do Social Parasite Male Offspring Escape from Host Aggression?

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    Rasmont, Pierre

    , distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding, or preparation of the manuscript. Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests invest most of their energy in rearing their brood by producing a nest and providing it with protection

  9. From Regular Expressions to Nested Words: Unifying Languages and Query Execution for

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    Zaniolo, Carlo

    for such extensions has led DBMS vendors and DSMS venture companies to propose Kleene-closure extensions of SQL implementation of such constructs. These extensions, however powerful, suffer from limi- tations that severely*SQL remains extremely efficient, using our powerful optimizations for pattern search over nested words

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

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    Grossman, M.W.

    1991-10-08

    The present invention is directed to an apparatus for use in [sup 196]Hg separation and its method of operation. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a nested reactor chamber useful for [sup 196]Hg isotope separation reactions avoiding the photon starved condition commonly encountered in coaxial reactor systems. 6 figures.

  11. NESTED BATCH MODE LEARNING AND STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION WITH AN APPLICATION TO SEQUENTIAL

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    Powell, Warren B.

    . optimal learning, materials science, sequential design of experiments, decision making, dynamicNESTED BATCH MODE LEARNING AND STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION WITH AN APPLICATION TO SEQUENTIAL MULTI-STAGE TESTING IN MATERIALS SCIENCE YINGFEI WANG, KRISTOFER G. REYES, KEITH A. BROWN§, CHAD A. MIRKIN

  12. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Transport phenomena in self-assembled nanowires

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    and heat transport in nanoscale self-assembled structures ­ is being pursued by the development of hybrid charge and heat transport at the nanoscale. The first aim has started to be pursued in mid 2008 at NEST while an example of SAW-induced charge pumping can be seen in panel (b). In the studied devices both

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

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System Yanzhi Wang Angeles, USA {yanzhiwa, xuelin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--The rapidly developing cloud computing to offload computation and which portion of application should be offloaded to the cloud. In this paper, we

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

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Coordination of the Smart Grid and Distributed Data Centers: A Nested Game-Based Optimization pricing policies in the recently proposed smart grid technology can incentivize the cloud computing. On the other hand, distributed data centers also provide opportunities to help the smart grid to improve load

  15. Formation mechanism of photo-induced nested wrinkles on siloxane-photomonomer hybrid film

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    Suzuki, Kazumasa; Tokudome, Yasuaki Takahashi, Masahide

    2014-10-21

    Nested wrinkle structures, hierarchical surface wrinkles of different periodicities of sub-?m and tens-?m, have been fabricated on a siloxane-photomonomer hybrid film via a photo-induced surface polymerization of acrylamide. The formation mechanism of the nested wrinkle structures is examined based on a time-dependent structure observation and chemical composition analyses. In-situ observation of the evolving surface structure showed that sub-?m scale wrinkles first formed, subsequently the tens-?m scale ones did. In-situ FT-IR analysis indicated that the nested wrinkles formation took place along with the development of siloxane network of under layer. A cross sectional observation of the film revealed that the film was composed of three layers. FT-IR spectra of the film revealed that the surface and interior layers were polyacrylamide rich layer and siloxane-polymer rich layer, respectively. The intermediate layer formed as a diffusion layer by migration of acrylamide from interior to the surface. These three layers have different chemical compositions and therefore different mechanical characteristics, which allows the wrinkle formation. Shrinkage of siloxane-polymer interior layers, as a result of polycondensation of siloxane network, induced mechanical instabilities at interlayers, to form the nested wrinkle structures.

  16. Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA

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    Jodice, Patrick

    40 Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA PATRICK G. R. JODICE 1 , THOMAS M. MURPHY 2 , FELICIA J. SANDERS 3 AND LISA M. FERGUSON 1 1 USGS South Carolina, Clemson, SC 29634, USA Internet: pjodice@clemson.edu 2 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 585

  17. Copeia, 2005(1), pp. 4860 Nesting and Paternal Care in the Weakly Electric Fish

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    Hopkins, Carl D.

    WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS #12;2005 by the American Society of Ichthyologists WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS We describe nesting and paternal care in two species isidori (Mormyridae; Hopkins, 1986, Bratton and Kra- mer, 1989), and Gymnarchus niloticus (Gymnar- chidae

  18. Carbon 40 (2002) 11231130 Scrolls and nested tubes in multiwall carbon nanotubes

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    Tománek, David

    2002-01-01

    , illustrates the co-existence ered in 1991 by Iijima [1] in the plasma of a carbon arc of scrolled and nested of the structure of MWCNTs processed by the atm. Later, single-walled carbon nanotubes were discov- arc in the extremely high helical fashion about the tube axis [1]. With the diameters temperatures of the arc

  19. 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

  20. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Morphogenesis in 3D -understanding the emergence of termite nest architectures

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Morphogenesis in 3D - understanding the emergence of termite are currently being investigated in an ongoing collaboration with two laboratories in Brazil laboratories in Brazil. These collaborations also explore how the nest architectures can be described

  1. 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

  2. GREAT BLUE HERON NESTING BIOLOGY AND HABITAT USE ON THE JAMES RIVER IN SOUTH DAKOTA

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    of feeding trips of adult birds peaked when nestlings were 29 days old. A significant amount of variance in adult feeding trips per hour was accounted for by southerly winds and the time period from 1800-1800 hours. Nest attentiveness of adult birds declined with increasing nestling age, with feeding

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

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    Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

    1980-01-01

    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.

  4. 13www.wildlife.org The Wildlife Society Nesting Prairie-Chickens

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    The growing wind energy industry in the Great Plains may not have as strong an impact on greater prairie range. As demand for wind power grows--slated to meet 20 percent of U.S. energy needs by 2030 and after the development of a new wind energy facility in Kansas. The researchers tracked nest site

  5. Reproductive Success of Nesting Terns and Black Skimmers on the Central Texas Coast 

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    Fern, Rachel

    2013-12-12

    Reproductive Success of Nesting Terns and Black Skimmers on the Central Texas Coast (October, 2013) Rachel R. Fern, B.S., Texas State University M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Kim Withers Seabirds...

  6. Tradeoffs Between Parallelism and Fill in Nested Dissection Claudson F. Bornstein 1

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    Maggs, Bruce M.

    generate. In particular, we present a new ``less parallel nested dissection'' algorithm (LPND). We prove matrices, at the cost of a small reduction in the paralellism in the orders that it produces. We have also entry A ji , a multiple of the ith row of A is subtracted from the jth row of A. Hence, the entries

  7. Partial and Nested Recursive Function Definitions in Higher-Order Logic

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    Krauss, Alexander

    immediately, partial correctness properties can be proved before termination is established. It turns out not terminate on all input values. There are several known ways of expressing partiality in a logic Partial and Nested Recursive Function Definitions in Higher-Order Logic Alexander Krauss Received

  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 water equations Boussinesq equations Coupling Coherent structures Turbulence Tsunami a b s t r a c used in tsunami modeling, as well as an approach to two-way couple these models together

  9. RESEARCH ARTICLE Speed-versus-accuracy trade-offs during nest relocation

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    Suarez, Andrew V.

    (Linepithema humile) and odorous house ants (Tapinoma sessile) D. R. Scholes Æ A. V. Suarez Received: 4 Birkha¨user Verlag, Basel/Switzerland 2009 Abstract Animals are often forced to accommodate dis- turbance. These results demonstrate a trade-off between speed and accuracy in nest site selection for odorous house ants

  10. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Food use is affected by the experience of nest predation

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    Zanette, Liana

    , we report that frequent nest predation females had lower blood d13 C values, suggesting Laboratory, Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3H5, Canada M. Clinchy Department, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada 123 Oecologia DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2570-y #12;or physiological costs

  11. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Food use is affected by the experience of nest predation

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    lower blood d13 C values, suggesting that the experience of nest predation caused them to eat less Isotope Hydrology and Ecology Research Laboratory, Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S.1007/s00442-012-2570-y #12;or physiological costs that could potentially affect prey numbers (Creel et al

  12. 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

  13. Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2

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    Johnson, Eric N.

    Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2 and Suresh K. Kannan 3 School the special case of n- integrators with one input. Using this law however, the closed loop system pole of the closed loop poles on the negative real axis. 1 Introduction The problem addressed involves the global

  14. Introduction The non-linear plasma response in the nested flux surface limit

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    Hudson, Stuart

    Introduction The non-linear plasma response in the nested flux surface limit S. Lazerson1, J. Loizu2, S. Hudson1, A. Cerfon3, G. McFadden4, J. King5 , Z. Wang1, S. Hirshman5! [1] Princeton Plasma] Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York, U.S.A.! [4] National Institute of Standards

  15. Devasting effects of river flooding to the ground-nesting bee, Andrena vaga (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), and its associated fauna

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    Paxton, Robert

    -1 Devasting effects of river flooding to the ground-nesting bee, Andrena vaga (Hymenoptera, (Andrenidae), a typical insect species of river flood plains, which forms sizeable nesting aggregations along 1999, a record flood of the River Rhine led to extreme water levels at the high water dams of the Upper

  16. A Pipelined Execution of Tiled Nested Loops onto a Cluster of PCs using PCI-SCI NICs

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    Koziris, Nectarios G.

    A Pipelined Execution of Tiled Nested Loops onto a Cluster of PCs using PCI-SCI NICs Aristidis of executing tiled nested loop based programs onto clus- ters of PCs using PCI-SCI Network Interface Cards zero-copy mes- saging through pinned-down physical memory regions for DMA (PCI exported segments to SCI

  17. Landscape Featur es and Characteristics of Gr eat Gray Owl ( Strix nebulosa) Nests in Fragmented Landscapes of Central Alberta

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    Landscapes of Central Alberta D.P. Stepnisky1 Abstract.--For est fragmentation thr ough timber harvesting Owls (Strix nebulosa) in the for est fragments of central Alberta. I examined landscape and nest site of Alberta (Oeming 1955); how- ever, the landscape featur es of the nesting ar ea are not well described

  18. AVIAN NEST DENSITIES AND SUCCESS IN INTRODUCED COOL-SEASON GRASS-LEGUME PLANTINGS VERSUS WARM-SEASON NATIVE GRASS

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    of prairie and idle grassland. Studies indicate that warm-season native grass plantings (WSN) generally provide good winter cover. Recently a trend favoring WSN has emerged, but limited information exists on nesting density and success of cool-season grass-legume plantings (dense nesting cover [DNC]) versus WSN

  19. Treehouse to Share eople usually think of bird nests built in the crooks of tree branches. But

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    the nest in search of food with less concern for their nestlings. To gain these advantages, birds that can Martin, Researcher Many forest birds need and share tree cavities in forest habitat. Let's preserve it nest web, like a food web, displays the dependency among species. The web illustrated shows the links

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Missing Data Problems in Machine Learning Benjamin Marlin

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    Meliou, Alexandra

    Mixture/Logit-vd RBM/E-v Results Classification with Missing Data Generative Framework and LDA Discriminative Frameworks Linear Logistic Regression Kernel Logistic Regression Neural Networks Results Missing of clusters or hidden units. Number of multinomial values. Number of classes. Number of data dimensions

  3. Nesting Ecology and Interactions between Local and International Priorities for Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Conservation on the Pacific Coast of Central America 

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    Liles, Michael Joseph

    2015-08-10

    is to better understand the nesting ecology and interactions between local and international priorities for hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) conservation in El Salvador and Nicaragua, where >90% of eastern Pacific hawksbill nesting occurs...

  4. 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

    2014-07-29

    with variables predicting participants’ beliefs and concerns (responses) for managing monk parakeets nesting and making too much noise near participants’ homes (Component 1a), Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, USA, September 2012–February 2013.... .............. 225 Table 5.14. Full model with variables predicting participants’ beliefs and concerns (responses) for managing monk parakeets nesting and making too much noise near participants’ homes (Component 2a), Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, USA...

  5. 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

    2008-09-08

    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.

  6. Comparing non-nested models in the search for new physics

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    Sara Algeri; Jan Conrad; David A. van Dyk

    2015-09-03

    Searches for unknown physics and deciding between competing physical models to explain data rely on statistical hypotheses testing. A common approach, used for example in the discovery of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson, is based on the statistical Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) and its asymptotic properties. In the common situation, when neither of the two models under comparison is a special case of the other i.e., when the hypotheses are non-nested, this test is not applicable, and so far no efficient solution exists. In physics, this problem occurs when two models that reside in different parameter spaces are to be compared. An important example is the recently reported excess emission in astrophysical $\\gamma$-rays and the question whether its origin is known astrophysics or dark matter. We develop and study a new, generally applicable, frequentist method and validate its statistical properties using a suite of simulations studies. We exemplify it on realistic simulated data of the Fermi-LAT $\\gamma$-ray satellite, where non-nested hypotheses testing appears in the search for particle dark matter.

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

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    Lituma, Christopher M.

    2010-07-14

    Naturalist 110: 1?13. Stake, M. M., F. R. Thompson, J. Faaborg, and D. E. Burhans. 2005. Patterns of snake predation at songbird nests in Missouri and Texas. Journal of Herpetology 39: 215?222. Van Horne, B. 1983. Density as a misleading indicator...?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...

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

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

  9. Permafrost thaw in a nested groundwater-flow system Jeffrey M. McKenzie & Clifford I. Voss

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    McKenzie, Jeffrey M.

    Groundwater flow in cold regions containing permafrost accelerates climate-warming-driven thaw and changesPermafrost thaw in a nested groundwater-flow system Jeffrey M. McKenzie & Clifford I. Voss Abstract controls the groundwater/surface-water-geomorphology system; hence, prediction and mitigation of impacts

  10. 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

    1994-01-01

    modon hispidus were observed in simulated nests at 24, 72, and 120 hours of offspring age in the presence (5 different litters observed at each age, n = 15) and absence (6 unique litters observed at each age, n = 6) of fire ants (Solenopsis Lnvicta...

  11. 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 to the smart grid with distributed control mechanism in order to reduce the amount of communication overhead

  12. Logit Models for Estimating Urban Area Through Travel 

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    Talbot, Eric

    2011-10-21

    because the variable of interest is a proportion, rather than a continuous number. To improve on these previous models, the research described in this document developed a system of two models. Each model was developed using logistic regression... to develop through trip tables. For predictor variables, the models use results from a very simple gravity model; the average daily traffic (ADT) at each external station as a proportion of the total ADT at all available external stations; the number...

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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.

  14. Comparing non-nested models in the search for new physics

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    Algeri, Sara; van Dyk, David A

    2015-01-01

    Searches for unknown physics and deciding between competing physical models to explain data rely on statistical hypotheses testing. A common approach, used for example in the discovery of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson, is based on the statistical Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) and its asymptotic properties. In the common situation, when neither of the two models under comparison is a special case of the other i.e., when the hypotheses are non-nested, this test is not applicable, and so far no efficient solution exists. In physics, this problem occurs when two models that reside in different parameter spaces are to be compared. An important example is the recently reported excess emission in astrophysical $\\gamma$-rays and the question whether its origin is known astrophysics or dark matter. We develop and study a new, generally applicable, frequentist method and validate its statistical properties using a suite of simulations studies. We exemplify it on realistic simulated data of the Fermi-LAT $\\gamma$-ray sate...

  15. A nested sequence of projectors (2): Multiparameter multistate statistical models, Hamiltonians, S-matrices

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    B. Abdesselam; A. Chakrabarti

    2006-01-28

    Our starting point is a class of braid matrices, presented in a previous paper, constructed on a basis of a nested sequence of projectors. Statistical models associated to such $N^2\\times N^2$ matrices for odd $N$ are studied here. Presence of $\\frac 12(N+3)(N-1)$ free parameters is the crucial feature of our models, setting them apart from other well-known ones. There are $N$ possible states at each site. The trace of the transfer matrix is shown to depend on $\\frac 12(N-1)$ parameters. For order $r$, $N$ eigenvalues consitute the trace and the remaining $(N^r-N)$ eigenvalues involving the full range of parameters come in zero-sum multiplets formed by the $r$-th roots of unity, or lower dimensional multiplets corresponding to factors of the order $r$ when $r$ is not a prime number. The modulus of any eigenvalue is of the form $e^{\\mu\\theta}$, where $\\mu$ is a linear combination of the free parameters, $\\theta$ being the spectral parameter. For $r$ a prime number an amusing relation of the number of multiplets with a theorem of Fermat is pointed out. Chain Hamiltonians and potentials corresponding to factorizable $S$-matrices are constructed starting from our braid matrices. Perspectives are discussed.

  16. Localized Smoothing for Multinomial Language Models Victor Lavrenko

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    Edinburgh, University of

    in applications of proba- bilistic models to language. In this report we introduce the zero frequency problem techniques that have proven successful in Information Retrieval. The rest of this report is structured of ¡ under can be rewritten as: ¢¤£(¡§¦ ©¨ @BA6CEDGF(H"I#PRQ S T$U7V ¢¤£(¡8RW9§¦ ©¨ The unigram assumption

  17. Sparse Multinomial Logistic Regression: Fast Algorithms and Generalization Bounds

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    Hartemink, Alexander

    . Experimental results on standard benchmark data sets attest to the accuracy, sparsity, and efficiency the relevance vector machine (RVM) [35], the sparse probit regression (SPR) algorithm [10], [11], sparse online Gaussian processes [6], the informative vector machine (IVM) [22], and the joint classifier and feature

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

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    Bennett, Daniel J.

    2010-12-17

    PHYLOGENETICS OF CRABRONINI, WITH A CONSIDERATION OF THE EVOLUTION OF PREDATORY AND NESTING BEHAVIORS (INSECTA: HYMENOPTERA: CRABRONIDAE) BY Copyright 2010 Daniel James Bennett Submitted to the graduate degree program... or continuous transverse bands of the terga). In a few cases yellow predominates (e.g. some Alinia, some Lecrenierus). Rarely, parts of the metasoma and hind legs are red. This is mostly confined to Podagritus, Rhopalum, Huavea, and Moniaecera. The wings...

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

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    Hopkins, William A.

    Fly Ash Basins A. L. Bryan, Jr., W. A. Hopkins, J. A. Baionno, B. P. Jackson Savannah River Ecology common grackles (Quiscalus quis- cala) nesting in association with coal fly ash settling basins concentrations in ash basin eggs (x 5.88 0.44 g/g DW) than in reference eggs (x 2.69 0.13 g/g DW). Selenium

  20. 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

    1972-01-01

    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...

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

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    BOGER, R.M.

    2000-10-30

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

  2. 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

    2009-09-01

    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.

  3. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering 2014 WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Optical Metrology and NDT ME-593 and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST - NanoEngineering, Science

  4. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department Worcester-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST - NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology #12;CHSLT

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

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

    1998-11-01

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

  6. Title: Single-Inductor Fuel CellLi Ion ChargerSupply IC with Nested Hysteretic Control Suhwan Kim, Student Member, IEEE, and Gabriel A. Rincn-Mora, Fellow, IEEE

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    1 Title: Single-Inductor Fuel Cell­Li Ion Charger­Supply IC with Nested Hysteretic Control Authors, miniaturized devices benefit from deriving energy from fuel cells (FCs) and power from Li Ions, rather than-inductor, dual-input, dual-output (SIDIDO) charger-supply 0.5-µm CMOS IC with a nested hysteretic-control scheme

  7. Nested Narratives Final Report.

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    Wilson, Andrew T.; Pattengale, Nicholas D.; Forsythe, James C.; Carvey, Bradley John

    2015-02-01

    In cybersecurity forensics and incident response, the story of what has happened is the most impor- tant artifact yet the one least supported by tools and techniques. Existing tools focus on gathering and manipulating low-level data to allow an analyst to investigate exactly what happened on a host system or a network. Higher-level analysis is usually left to whatever ad hoc tools and techniques an individual may have developed. We discuss visual representations of narrative in the context of cybersecurity incidents with an eye toward multi-scale illustration of actions and actors. We envision that this representation could smoothly encompass individual packets on a wire at the lowest level and nation-state-level actors at the highest. We present progress to date, discuss the impact of technical risk on this project and highlight opportunities for future work.

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

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    Greene, D.L.

    2004-08-23

    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.

  9. Modeling the effects of river flow on population dynamics of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) and least terns (Sternula antillarum) nesting on the Missouri River

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    Buenau, Kate E.; Hiller, Tim L.; Tyre, Andrew J.

    2014-10-01

    Humans make extensive use of rivers and floodplains for economic benefits including agriculture, hydropower, commerce and recreation. Economic development of floodplains subsequently requires control of river levels to avoid flood damage. This process began in the Missouri River basin in the 1890s with the construction of a series of hydropower dams in Montana and escalated to new levels with the approval of the Pick-Sloan plan in the 1944 Flood Control Act. Maximizing these human uses of the river led to changes in and losses of hydrological and ecological processes, ultimately resulting in the federal listing of three fish and wildlife species under the Endangered Species Act: the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus; 1983), the piping plover (Charadrius melodus; 1984), and the interior population of least tern (Sternula antillarum; 1985). The listing of terns and plovers did not affect river management until the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed to modify the governing document of the Missouri River Mainstem System, the Master Manual, a process which was completed in 2003. Although there was little disagreement over the habitat conditions that terns and plovers used for nesting, there was substantial disagreement over the amount of habitat necessary for terns and plovers to meet population recovery goals. Answering this question requires forecasting species-specific population responses to dynamic habitat affected by both human actions (reservoir management and habitat restoration) and natural variability in precipitation. Piping plovers and least terns nest along the Missouri River from Fort Peck, Montana to just north of Sioux City, Iowa (Figure 1). Both species prefer to nest on sand and fine gravel substrates with no or sparse vegetation cover (Prindiville Gaines and Ryan, 1988; Sherfy et al., 2012), such as riverine sandbars (emergent sandbar habitat; ESH). Piping plovers also nest on reservoir shorelines that lack vegetation cover (Anteau et al., 2012). The amount of ESH available for nesting in a given year is strongly affected by the amount of water entering the Missouri River system through precipitation and the management of water flow from six reservoirs operated by the USACE on the mainstem Missouri River. Prior to the construction of dams, the Missouri River experienced bimodal peak flows in spring and early summer in concordance with the melting of plains and mountain snowpack (Galat and Lipkin, 2000). Flows decreased during summer months, with river stage then dependent upon rainfall. The combination of consistent high flows and occasional extreme high flows, together with the meandering characteristic of the river, regularly reshaped and scoured vegetation from ESH.

  10. A survey of cavity-nesting bees and wasps in loblolly pine stands of the Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina.

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    Horn, S.; Hanula, J., L.

    2004-03-10

    Horn, Scott, and James L. Hanula. 2004. A survey of cavity-nesting bees and wasps in loblolly pine stands of the Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina. 39(3): 464-469. Abstract: In recent years concern over widespread losses in biodiversity has grown to include a possible decline of many native pollinators, primarily bees. Factors such as habitat fragmentation, agricultural practices, use of pesticides, the introduction of invasive species, or changes in land use may negatively impact these vital organisims. Most reported studies show that human impacts on pollinators are overwhelmingly negative. Reductions in pollinator populations may profoundly impact plant population dynamics and ecosystem function. Little baseline data exists on the diversity and relative abundance of bees and wasps in southern forests. The objective of this study was to develop a simple, effective method of surveying cavity-nesting bees and wasps and to determine species diversity in mature forests of loblolly pine, the most widely planted tree species in the southern United States.

  11. NN-OPT: Neural Network for Option Pricing Using Multinomial Tree

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    Magdon-Ismail, Malik

    on historical data. Finally, we illustrate the power of such a framework by developing a real time trading­7]. Other related topics can be found in [2, 8]. Option trading by directly predicting prices and then building trading sys- tems based on the predictions have been considered in the neural network liter- ature

  12. A new method for multinomial inference using Dempster-Shafer theory

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  13. A new method for multinomial inference using Dempster-Shafer theory

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  14. Dual-Source Single-Inductor 0.18-m CMOS ChargerSupply with Nested Hysteretic and Adaptive On-Time PWM Suhwan Kim and Gabriel A. Rincn-Mora

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    Dual-Source Single-Inductor 0.18-µm CMOS Charger­Supply with Nested Hysteretic and Adaptive On.S.A. Abstract: Since fuel cells store more energy and batteries supply more power, fuel cell­battery systems can exhaust quickly. And even though 1-g fuel cells store 5× ­ 10× more energy than 1-g Li Ions, fuel cells

  15. Predicting primary crystalline phase and liquidus temperature above or below 1050{degrees}C as functions of glass composition

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    Redgate, P.E.; Piepel, G.F.

    1996-02-01

    This report presents the results of applying statistical empirical modeling techniques to primary crystalline phase at the liquidus temperature (T{sub L}) and (ii) whether liquidus temperature is above or below 1050{degree}C (1OO{degree}C below a melting temperature of 1150{degree}C). Data used in modeling primary crystalline phase and liquidus temperate are from the Composition Variability Study (CVS) of Hanford waste glass compositions and properties. The majority of the 123 CVS glasses are categorized into one of 13 primary crystalline phases (at the liquidus temperature). They are also classified as to having T{sub L} Above or Below 1050{degree}C. Two common statistical methods used to model such categorical data are the multinomial logit and classification tree models. The classification tree models provided an overall better modeling approach than did the multinomial logit models. The performance of models in this report should be compared to the performance of the revised ``Development of Models and Software for Liquidus Temperature of Glasses of HWVP Products`` models from Ecole Polytechnique. If the Ecole Polytechnique models perform better than the models discussed in this report, no additional effort on these models would be needed. However, if the converse is true, it may be worthwhile to invest additional effort on statistical empirical modeling methods.

  16. Communication-Optimal Loop Nests

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    Knight, Nicholas Sullender

    2015-01-01

    1546. [7] W. Beckner. “Inequalities in Fourier analysis”.Lieb multilinear inequalities”. In: Mathematical Researchin H¨older-Brascamp-Lieb inequalities for discrete Abelian

  17. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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  20. 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.

    2002-12-01

    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.

  1. 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

  2. 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

    2010-10-12

    technical challenges, which has lead to escalation of danger on a construction site. Data from OSHA show that crane accidents have increased rapidly from 2000 to 2004. By analyzing the characteristics of all the crane accident inspections, we can better...

  3. Perturbations of nested branes with induced gravity

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    Sbisà, Fulvio; Koyama, Kazuya E-mail: kazuya.koyama@port.ac.uk

    2014-06-01

    We study the behaviour of weak gravitational fields in models where a 4D brane is embedded inside a 5D brane equipped with induced gravity, which in turn is embedded in a 6D spacetime. We consider a specific regularization of the branes internal structures where the 5D brane can be considered thin with respect to the 4D one. We find exact solutions corresponding to pure tension source configurations on the thick 4D brane, and study perturbations at first order around these background solutions. To perform the perturbative analysis, we adopt a bulk-based approach and we express the equations in terms of gauge invariant and master variables using a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition. We then propose an ansatz on the behaviour of the perturbation fields when the thickness of the 4D brane goes to zero, which corresponds to configurations where gravity remains finite everywhere in the thin limit of the 4D brane. We study the equations of motion using this ansatz, and show that they give rise to a consistent set of differential equations in the thin limit, from which the details of the internal structure of the 4D brane disappear. We conclude that the thin limit of the ''ribbon'' 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined (at least when considering first order perturbations around pure tension configurations), and that the gravitational field on the 4D brane remains finite in the thin limit. We comment on the crucial role of the induced gravity term on the 5D brane.

  4. Nested Refinement Types for JavaScript /

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    Chugh, Ravi

    2013-01-01

    Pierce. Types and Programming Languages. MIT Press, 2002. [In Principles of Programming Languages (POPL), 1999. [105]In Functional Programming Languages and Architecture (FPCA),

  5. 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

  6. Method for introducing unidirectional nested deletions

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

    1999-07-27

    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.

  7. 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)

    2001-01-01

    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.

  8. NEST Manual of Operations APPENDIX B

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    Rau, Don C.

    Enterocolitis (NEC) or Isolated Intestinal Perforation (IP): Outcomes at 18·22 Months Adjusted Age A Trial for ELBW Infants with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) or Isolated Intestinal Perforation (IP)". This study Enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious infection of the intestines. An Isolated Perforation (IP) is a hole in the wall

  9. How Predation Risk Shapes Avian Nest Site Selection and Processes Underlying Nest Predation Patterns

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    Latif, Quresh Shabbir

    2009-01-01

    three species of willow (Salix exidua, S. lucida, S. lutea)riparian habitats are dominated by either willow (Salixexidua, Salix lucida, and Salix lutea) or black cottonwood (

  10. Nesting Ducks of Tennessee Wood Ducks, Mallards, Hooded

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    Gray, Matthew

    a teal and a mallard · Weight ­ about 1.5 lbs · Length ­ about 20 inches · Wings - broad, tail squared swamps · Wooded wetlands · Ponds and lakes with wooded shorelines, aquatic vegetation, woody debris

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    REDD+ Implementation at Multiple Scales AgencyCompany Organization: Forest Carbon Portal Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Implementation, Policiesdeployment programs...

  12. Heartbeat of a Nest: Using Imagers as Biological Sensors

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    2007-01-01

    servers send periodic battery reading, image con- ?gurationcon?guration, image acquisition and reading of the battery

  13. Supplementary material for: Distributed Optimization of Deeply Nested Systems

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    Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

    has H units): E1(W) = 1 2 N n=1 yn - f(xn; W) 2 f(x; W) = fK+1(. . . f2(f1(x; W1); W2) . . . ; WK+1)) and define the following equality-constrained optimization problem: E(W, Z) = 1 2 N n=1 yn - fK+1(zK,n; WK+1) 2 s.t. zK,n = fK(zK-1,n; WK) . . . z1,n = f1(xn; W1) n = 1, . . . , N. (2) Sometimes, for notational

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

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    Sola, Rolf Haenni

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

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

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    Hughes, Christi Lynn

    2014-05-06

    extensive unconstrained dune ecosystems stabilized by native coastal vegetation (McAtee & Drawe 1981, Márquez 1994). As such, data regarding the short- and long-term ramifications of common habitat alterations currently inflicted upon increasingly... by Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program grants, Houston lawyer Joe Jamail (a private donor instrumental in facilitating the 2009 patrols), and SEATURTLE.ORG. The deployment of beachfront sea turtle signage was funded by HEART (Help...

  16. : Differential Temporal Dynamic Logic with Nested Temporalities for Hybrid Systems

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    Platzer, André

    A major task of computer science is to program objects of our physical world: cars, trains, airplanes look at a satellite with position x trying to leave the solar system, avoiding planets. To simplify

  17. RESEARCH ARTICLE Nesting patterns, ecological correlates of polygyny and social

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    Oliveira, Paulo S.

    -mail: pso@unicamp.br V. Fourcassie´ Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale CNRS, UMR 5169, Universite

  18. Advanced SQL To write queries using nested select statements.

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    Liang, Y. Daniel

    with the highest salary. You may attempt to solve the query using the following statement: select lastName || ', ' || firstName as "Name", salary from Faculty where salary = max(salary); This is erroneous because lastName || ', ' || firstName as "Name", salary from Faculty where salary = (select max(salary) from

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

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    Campomizzi, Andrew J.

    2009-05-15

    Invasive species are often implicated in population declines of native species through competition and predation. Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) predation of songbird nestlings and eggs has been documented. I conducted a replicated...

  20. Method of fabricating nested shells and resulting product

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

    1982-01-01

    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.

  1. Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation 

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    Erickson, D. C.

    1986-01-01

    shaft power is being substituted for heat which in many cases may be extremely low valued. Th~ next section describes how to avoid that problem, and even turn it to advantage. 136 ESL-IE-86-06-25 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial... will improve column efficiency by 15 to 100%, there has been little use of this technique to date." Intermediate vapor compression heat pumping was recently introduced as one practical means of achieving this benefit. Introduced in this paper are two new...

  2. Fundamental GABAergic Amacrine Cell Circuitries in the Retina: Nested

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    Marc, Robert E.

    synapses and 98% of the input to bipolar cells (BCs) in the inner plexiform layer. GABA AC synapses incorporate them as functional components. Conversely, simple feedback and feedforward synapses may often (BCs) cells form syn- aptic complexes with subsets of 70 types of amacrine cells (ACs), the majority

  3. Inception: Towards a Nested Cloud Architecture Changbin Liu Yun Mao

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    Greenberg, Albert

    slow in adopting a large number of innovative technologies, such as live VM migration, dynamic resource of a large number of innovative technologies at the hypervisor level in the areas of dynamic resource on the server and boot up elsewhere. We argue that such obstacles against rapid innovation do not exist

  4. Contributed Paper Effects of Climate and Exurban Development on Nest

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    Turner, Monica G.

    (Ursus americanus), and domestic cats (Felis catus) were the most commonly detected predators. Presence

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

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

    2014-02-13

    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.

  6. NEST-GENERATION TCAP HYDROGEN ISOTOPE SEPARATION PROCESS

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    Heung, L; Henry Sessions, H; Anita Poore, A; William Jacobs, W; Christopher Williams, C

    2007-08-07

    A thermal cycling absorption process (TCAP) for hydrogen isotope separation has been in operation at Savannah River Site since 1994. The process uses a hot/cold nitrogen system to cycle the temperature of the separation column. The hot/cold nitrogen system requires the use of large compressors, heat exchanges, valves and piping that is bulky and maintenance intensive. A new compact thermal cycling (CTC) design has recently been developed. This new design uses liquid nitrogen tubes and electric heaters to heat and cool the column directly so that the bulky hot/cold nitrogen system can be eliminated. This CTC design is simple and is easy to implement, and will be the next generation TCAP system at SRS. A twelve-meter column has been fabricated and installed in the laboratory to demonstrate its performance. The design of the system and its test results to date is discussed.

  7. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI VenturesNew Hampshire: EnergyReservoirBrookfield,CapeCastle,CountryCoveCrows

  8. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EAand Dalton JumpProgram | OpenEnergyEvaluation |Island, Azores |Mechanisms

  9. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (Utility Company)|Alabama:Crofton, Maryland:Crownsville, Maryland: EnergyCrows

  10. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePower VenturesInformation9) WindGrid Project)AreaDayDead Horsenational

  11. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePower VenturesInformation9)askDoubleEERE -ESolar IncEagle Energy LLCNest,

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

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    Wixted, John T.

    2011-01-01

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. AutoAuto--tuned nested parallelism: a way totuned nested parallelism: a way to reduce the execution time of scientificreduce the execution time of scientific

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    Giménez, Domingo

    .K.)PPAM 2012. London (U.K.) 44 HP Integrity Superdome with architecture NUMA 64 nodes Itanium-2 with 4 CPUs

  16. Exploring equity in uptake of the NHS Health Check and a nested physical activity intervention trial

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    Attwood, S.; Morton, K.; Sutton, S.

    2015-06-01

    %2Fharingeygovuk%2Ffiles%2Fnhs_ health_check_vascular_risk_assessment_and_management_best_ practice_guidance._department_of_health__2009.pdf&ei=xnbPVI6 gO8X58QWS3IGoDg&usg=AFQjCNFje9aiNitTy92d51YHlT8ydd TCuA&bvm=bv.85076809,d.dGc (1 February 2105...

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

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    Dreibelbis, Justin Zachary

    2009-05-15

    Rio Grande wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) numbers in the southeastern region of the Edwards Plateau (EP) have shown a significant decline since the 1970s; however, the remainder of the EP had stable populations during this period...

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

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    REICH, F.R.

    2000-02-01

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

  19. Quartic Formula Nested Expressions Notebooks and Nonsense The Riemann Zeta Function (s) Slumdog Millionaire

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    Lega, Joceline

    symbolizing Narasimha's murder of a demon and received visions of formulas. Slumdog Millionaire Department Zeta Function (s) Ramanujan dreamt of blood drops symbolizing Narasimha's murder of a demon Narasimha's murder of a demon and received visions of formulas. He said "An equation for me has no meaning

  20. A DIFFERENCE EQUATION FOR TRACKING PERTURBATIONS IN SYSTEMS OF BOOLEAN NESTED CANALYZING FUNCTIONS

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    Dimitrova, Elena S.

    approaches have been proposed, such as Boolean networks [1], logical models [2], and Petri nets [3 the spread of perturbations through networks composed of Boolean functions with special canalyzing properties describe many relationships in real networks. For example, in a gene regulatory network, the statement "if

  1. PHOMA SORGHINA, ONYALAI AND INDIGENOUS TREES: WHERE IS THE LINK? Prepared by Ariska van der Nest

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    in sorghum and millet. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites that, when ingested, negatively affect human Phoma sorghina is a seed- and soil-borne fungus that can also invade weakened or stressed plants. Although it is mainly associated with plants in the Gramineae group (e.g. sorghum, millet, rice

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

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    Warrier, Deepak

    2002-01-01

    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...

  3. SENSITIVITY OF NESTING GREAT EGRETS (ARDEA ALBA) AND WHITE IBISES (EUDOCIMUS ALBUS)

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    Gawlik, Dale E.

    agua, la fecha juliana, el año y la biomasa de presas como los parámetros que más influenciaron las región, la fecha juliana, la profundidad del agua y la forma cuadrática de la tasa de recesión del agua

  4. The role of stochastic processes in producing nested patterns of species distributions

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    Willig, Michael

    on island systems, then null models might be better determined on the basis of randomly placed individuals

  5. 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

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

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    Green, M.A.

    2011-01-01

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

  7. 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

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

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    Van Den Eijnden, Eric

    c Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA Received as well as stochastic effects. This feature makes it an attractive alternative to the approach of using often depend exponentially on the activation energy. For a deterministic system of ODEs, this results

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

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    Li, Tiejun

    c Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA Received alternative to the approach of using systems of deterministic ODEs, particularly in situations when. This is easy to appre- ciate, since chemical reaction rates often depend exponentially on the activation energy

  10. Nested Chinese Restaurant Franchise Processes: Applications to User Tracking and Document Modeling

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    Cortes, Corinna

    . Moreover, it has recently come to our attention (by private communication) that (Paisley et al., 2012

  11. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 104 (2007) 269273 Aberrant nest building and prolactin secretion in

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    Kalueff, Allan V.

    2007-01-01

    , Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere 33014, Finland b Department of Physiology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland c Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland Abstract 1 ,25(OH)2D3, the hormonal form of vitamin D, is a neuroactive seco

  12. 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

  13. NESTED BOUNDS FOR THE CONSTRAINED SENSOR PLACEMENT PROBLEM Muhammad Uddin, Anthony Kuh and Aleksandar Kavcic

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    Kavcic, Aleksandar

    considered Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) placement in the power grid [4­6]. In [4] the problem is formulated- posed for the PMU placement problem. Performance bound for the greedy algorithm is obtained in [3, 5- veloped to sub-optimally solve the PMU placement problem. In [7], the authors present a unified

  14. An Investigation of Feedback Guided Dynamic Scheduling of Nested Loops D. J. Hancock

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    Bull, Mark

    algorithms are based on guided self­scheduling (Polychronopoulos and Kuck [12]) or some variant thereof (see

  15. A Framework for the Comparison of Nested Software Decompositions Mark Shtern and Vassilios Tzerpos

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    Tzerpos, Vassilios "Bil"

    obtained from software cluster­ ing algorithms has attracted the attention of many reverse engineering of this trend is that software systems often have poor documentation. In many cases, design doc­ uments. Organizations are often faced with the dilemma of either switching to a new software product, or re­engineering

  16. CHARACTERISTICS OF LEAST BELL'S VIREO NEST SITES ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ RIVER1

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    . Most next (59.4%) were located in willows (Salix spp.) or mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana) at heights (Populus fremontii), arroyo willow (Salix lasio

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

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    Frank, Donell Suzette

    1999-01-01

    the Houston Ship Channel, including control areas outside the bay. PCB 126 was highest in eggs of geotropic cormorants from Vingt-et-un and Smith Point Islands within Galveston Bay. 2,3,7,8 TCDD was the only dioxin detected in eggs from all locations within...

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

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    Rotella, Jay J.

    condiciones covariantes de interés. También condujimos simulaciones Monte Carlo para evaluar el desempeño de covariate conditions of interest. We also conduct Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate the performance

  19. ORBITAL MIGRATION AND MASS ACCRETION OF PROTOPLANETS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL GLOBAL COMPUTATIONS WITH NESTED GRIDS

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    Kley, Willy

    -Planck-Institut fu¨r Astronomie, Ko¨nigstuhl 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany; henning@mpia-hd.mpg.de Received 2002 physically realistic gravitational potentials of forming planets. In order to calculate accurately migration regime and in good agreement with previous two-dimensional calculations. In a range between 7

  20. The role of stochastic processes in producing nested patterns of species distributions

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    Strauss, Richard E.

    that underlie species distributions on island systems, then null models might be better determined on the basis of species. Island size and abundance had less of an effect on nestedness in systems dominated by only a few (uniform, dominance-decay, random-assortment, and dominance-preemption), island-size distributions (uniform

  1. Different methods, different results: temporal trends in the study of nested subset patterns in parasite communities

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    Poulin, Robert

    ´a, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Funes 3350, (7600) Mar del by local extinctions as well as by dispersion and colonization events (Patterson and Atmar, 1986; Patterson

  2. Percolation in insect nest networks: Evidence for optimal wiring Sergi Valverde,1,2

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    Theraulaz, Guy

    completely regular nor completely random topology 12,13 . Most of these networks display the small- world SW effect, which makes them efficiently connected. Even if spatially embedded networks can display SW pat- terns 14 , but in general they do not reach the SW behavior due to geometrical constraints 15

  3. The nesting biology of Panurginus polytrichus Cockerell in Central Texas (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) 

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    Stephens, Thomas Charles

    1985-01-01

    . The bu row dfa et ~ fo P. ~at lce s (3. 0 m ) a d P. faute tfll (2e0 mm in one measured and 2. 5 mm in another) did not vary for the length of the burrow. Individual burrows of P. me 1 anoce ha 1 us did vary in di ameter from 1. 5 to 2. 5 mm. The 1 te... of tumu li at the entrances f ~Pa i s ~ote ti 1 1 as (C a fo dl sts that Ro e (1967) observed. The presence of tumuli at the entrances of P. ~at ice ~ sts n t e tio ed 1 R st' (1976) description. This would make sense since the entrances of P. ~atrice...

  4. The Open Source Stochastic Building Simulation Tool SLBM and Its Capabilities to Capture Uncertainty of Policymaking in the U.S. Building Sector

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01

    electricity price Electricity demand Logit function On-siteto calculate the electricity demand distribution. Expertvalue of the total electricity demand is expected to reach 2

  5. Essays in the Labor Economics of Healthcare

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    Johnson, Erin Metcalf

    2010-01-01

    from Correlated Random Effects Logits - PCI Sample (Sections iii List of Figures CABG, PCI and Stent Claims Overof patient outcomes in PCI and CABG. These spe- cialties

  6. Three essays in labor economics

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    Tong, Patricia K.

    2010-01-01

    reverse causal- ity by collapsing pre-reform data for years 1994-1995 to the state level and using a multinomial logistic

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

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    1997-01-01

    windpower generating plants com- petitive with that of electricity derived from fossil fuels. In response to de- creased production costs, the windpower industry is expanding from Califor- nia into the eastern

  8. Figure 1 (a) Gatewing imagery, nest collectors longhouse, Gomantong. (b) Gatewing imagery draped over reconstructed digital surface model, Gomantong Hill.

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    McFarlane, Donald A.

    AND AUTONOMOUS DRONE SURFACE-HOTOGRAMMETRY AT GOMANTONG CAVES, SABAH, MALAYSIA D. A. McFarlane1 , M. Buchroithner, by integrating aerial photogrammetry using an autonomous drone, three-dimensional cave laser scanning over the site using a Gatewing X100 autonomous drone (http://www.gatewing. com/X100), an aerial vehicle

  9. HumanWildlife Interactions 5(1):100105, Spring 2011 A rat-resistant artificial nest box for

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    to the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The sole population of about 500 birds is currently restricted to remote, higher, Hawaii Field Station, P.O. Box 10880, Hilo, HI 96721, USA will.pitt@aphis.usda.gov LAURA C. DRISCOLL, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services' National Wildlife Research Center, Hawaii Field Station, P.O. Box 10880

  10. Ceci N'est Pas a globular cluster: the metallicity distribution of the stellar system Terzan 5

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    Massari, D.; Mucciarelli, A.; Ferraro, F. R.; Lanzoni, B.; Dalessandro, E.; Lovisi, L. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Bologna, v.le Berti Pichat 6/2, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Origlia, L.; Bellazzini, M. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Rich, R. M.; Reitzel, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Math-Sciences 8979, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1562 (United States); Valenti, E. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany); Ibata, R. [Observatoire Astronomique, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, 11, rue de l'Université. F-67000 Strasbourg (France)

    2014-11-01

    We present new determinations of the iron abundance for 220 stars belonging to the stellar system Terzan 5 in the Galactic bulge. The spectra have been acquired with FLAMES at the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory and DEIMOS at the Keck II Telescope. This is by far the largest spectroscopic sample of stars ever observed in this stellar system. From this data set, a subsample of targets with spectra unaffected by TiO bands was extracted and statistically decontaminated from field stars. Once combined with 34 additional stars previously published by our group, a total sample of 135 member stars covering the entire radial extent of the system has been used to determine the metallicity distribution function of Terzan 5. The iron distribution clearly shows three peaks: a super-solar component at [Fe/H] ? 0.25 dex, accounting for ?29% of the sample, a dominant sub-solar population at [Fe/H] ? –0.30 dex, corresponding to ?62% of the total, and a minor (6%) metal-poor component at [Fe/H] ? –0.8 dex. Such a broad, multi-modal metallicity distribution demonstrates that Terzan 5 is not a genuine globular cluster but the remnant of a much more complex stellar system.

  11. A nested grid model of the Oregon Coastal Transition Zone: Simulations and comparisons with observations during the 2001

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    several hundred kilometers offshore where shelf flows interact with the northern California Current. A primitive-equation numerical ocean model is used to study the upwelling circulation in this region from 1 is realistic representation of coastal jet separation and eddy formation offshore of Cape Blanco. Three

  12. The effects of forced nest-site feeding on the food preferences of wild rat pups at weaning*

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    Galef Jr., Bennett G.

    and of the role of neophobia in maintaining adult-initiated food preferences. Observation of the behavior by interaction with adult conspecifics. Examination of the literature suggests that adult feeding patterns can female's milk can reflect the flavor of the diet she eats during the nursing period, and her young may

  13. Abstract Large volumes of silicic magma were pro-duced on a very short timescale in the nested caldera

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    Bindeman, Ilya N.

    tuff Æ Timber Mountain tuff Æ Oxygen isotopes Æ Geochronology Æ Isotope zoning Æ Zircon Æ Yucca ORIGINAL PAPER U­Pb zircon geochronology of silicic tuffs from the Timber Mountain/Oasis Valley caldera Mountain Introduction Isotopic zoning in phenocrysts in larg

  14. Sensitivity of hypoxia predictions for the northern Gulf of Mexico to sediment oxygen consumption and model nesting

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    Fennel, Katja

    , due to variations in freshwater discharge and nutrient load (drought versus flood years about 41% of the contiguous U.S. including tile-drained cornfields in the Midwest. The latter contribute

  15. University of Toronto Office of Environmental Health and Safety Procedures for Cleaning Bird and Animal Feces, Urine and Nesting Areas.

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    Chan, Hue Sun

    and eliminating sources of food. Other forms of pest control such as traps, ultrasonic devices and chemical to clean feces. 8. Depending on the level of contamination, it may be desirable to HEPA vacuum the surface

  16. 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

    2012-03-01

    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.

  17. Comparative study of the breeding success of Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus nesting in upland and lowland regions of Iceland

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    Black, Jeff

    and lowland regions of Iceland E. C. REES*, J. M. BLACK*, C. J. SPRAYt & S. THORISSONS * Wildfowl and Wetlands of the breeding season of Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus from two geographically distinct areas of Iceland, one that breeds at latitudes ofbetween 45'N and 70°N, extending from Iceland and northern Scandinavia across

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

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    Zhou, Qiong

    2013-08-02

    conditions that included 3 test lengths (15, 30, and 60 items), 4 sample sizes (200, 500, 1000, and 2000), 2 correlation conditions between the predictors and the person ability parameter (rpb=.35 and .8), and 4 binominal distributions of the predictors (p...

  19. 1 Copyright 2007 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    various regulation scenarios. Keywords: Design Optimization; Discrete Choice Analysis; Logit; Game Theory. INTRODUCTION Automobile manufacturers aim to produce vehicle designs that earn market share and maximize designers and engineers. Market research and econometric methods, such as conjoint analysis and discrete

  20. Factors Associated with Proportions and Miles of Bicycling for Transportation and Recreation in Six Small U.S. Cities

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    Xing, Yan; Handy, Susan L.; Mokhtarian, Patricia L.

    2010-01-01

    is the binary logit proportions model assigning the re-Factors associated with proportions and miles of bicyclinglanes per mile, and the proportion of off-road routes seem

  1. Improving Linear Algebra Computation onImproving Linear Algebra Computation on NUMA platforms through autoNUMA platforms through auto--tuned nestedtuned nested

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    Giménez, Domingo

    Integrity Superdome with architecture NUMA Hierarchical composition with crossbar interconnection. Each

  2. Springer et al. 1 04/10/08 A Nested Grid Model of the Oregon Coastal Transition Zone: Simulations and1

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.7 2 Oceanography, 0560) 4263 Oceanography: General: Ocean predictability and prediction (3238) 11 Corresponding author address:12 Scott R. Springer13 COAS Admin. Bldg 104A14 College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences15

  3. 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

  4. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering November 2014 WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Optical Metrology and NDT interferometry #12;CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering

  5. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Optical Metrology and NDT ME-593L, B'2014 #12;CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering

  6. Nesting Ecology and Interactions between Local and International Priorities for Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Conservation on the Pacific Coast of Central America 

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    Liles, Michael Joseph

    2015-08-10

    Despite human interaction with the biophysical environment since the beginning of human history, traditional research generally studied human and natural systems separately when addressing human–nature interactions. The ...

  7. Feedback Guided Scheduling of Nested Loops T. L. Freeman 1 , D. J. Hancock 1 , J. M. Bull 2 , and R. W. Ford 1

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    Bull, Mark

    (variants of) guided self­ scheduling (Polychronopoulos and Kuck [11], Eager and Zahorjan [5], Hummel et al

  8. Par Maryse VANDERPLANCK *, Etienne BRUNEAU ** et Denis MICHEZ * Abstract. Colletes cunicularius (L.) and Andrena vaga (Panzer), both vernal solitary ground nesting bees, have been

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    Rasmont, Pierre

    on Salix (Salicaceae) (oligolectic behavior). However a recent study has shown that Colletes cunicularius the proportion of willow pollen. Andrena vaga females collect pollen only on Salix but pollen loads of Colletes printanières psammophiles, ont été qualifiées d'oligolectiques strictes sur Salix (Salicaceae). Cependant des

  9. Quantifying cross-shelf and vertical nutrient flux in the Coastal Gulf of Alaska with a spatially nested, coupled biophysical model

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    in other parts of the world are typically much less productive than their upwelling counterparts. Alternate? Several alternative sources of nutrients have been suggested (Ladd et al., 2005a; Stabeno et al., 2004. Here, our intent is to quantify the various source pathways for nitrogen that fuels new production

  10. 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

    2009-05-15

    The upper capacity bound (4.6), the lower rate bound achievable with DF, the lower rate bound (4.14) achievable with CF, and the rate bound of multi-hop transmission, as functions of c 2 sr when P r = P s = 5 dB, c 2 sd = 0 dB, and c 2 rd = 10 d....r.t. e and y d1 , with d =9m, c 2 sr =1.4? 10 ?7 ,andP s1 =69.4dB. ................... 78 24 The additive noise upper bound of WZC rate and distortion, both as functions of ? 2 n ,wherec 2 sr =1.4 ? 10 ?7 (i.e., the relay is 9m away from the source...

  11. J. Field Ornithol. 81(4):420429, 2010 DOI: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2010.00298.x Evaluating food availability and nest predation risk as

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    Hutto, Richard

    estos m´etodos, los sesgos potenciales creados por contextos ecol´ogicos para estimar poblaciones todav pueden influenciar la actividad vocal independientemente de la densidad, por lo cual, puede crear sesgos determinar si los censos auditivos producen una estimaci´on precisa de la densidad de Junco hyemalis

  12. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases

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    Dawson, Russell D.

    of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases Marcel M. LAMBRECHTS*, Frank ADRIAENSEN, Daniel R. ARDIA, Anders Pape MqLLER, Juan MORENO, Beat NAEF-DAENZER, Jan-Cke NILSSON, Ana C. NORTE, Markku ORELL, Ken A., Mrller A. P., Moreno J., Naef-Daenzer B., Nilsson J.- Å., Norte A. C., Orell M., Otter K. A., Park Ch. R

  13. AUTOSAR Specification of Multi-Core OS Architecture V1.0.0 R4.0 Rev 1 Section 7.3.29:"To avoid deadlocks it is not allowed to nest different spinlocks. Optionally, if spinlocks shall be nested, a unique order has to be defined."

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    Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"

    -intensive applications in future automotive platforms. Recognizing these changes in application characteristics, with multiple multi-core solutions being offered for the automotive sector. Recognizing this trend, the AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) standard version 4.0 has introduced support for multi

  14. SAS MACRO QIF MANUAL: Version 0.2 Peter X.-K. Song1 and Zhichang Jiang2

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    Song, Peter X.

    linear models (MGLMs) or population-average models using Proc GENMOD (to generate initial values), Proc Normal identity Logistic Binomial logit Log-Linear Poisson log Gamma-Reg Gamma reciprocal Version 0. This macro uses PROC GENMOD to give initial values to begin Newton-Raphson algorithm for the search

  15. Variable Selection in Wide Data Sets

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    Stine, Robert A.

    predictions allow various link functions ... · Linear regression has identity, logistic has logit link. E(Y |X of interactions among the predictors, then the feature space becomes larger still. Which features generate = 0.85 using q = 28 predictors. With n = 85, F = 12 with p-value

  16. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    profitability, since some designs are associated with greater market uncertainty than others. We propose for market systems, delta method, logit, design optimization, robust design, design under uncertainty development (NPD) literature has been dedicated to the integration of engineering design and marketing

  17. Logistic regression Weakly informative priors

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    Gelman, Andrew

    Logistic regression Weakly informative priors Conclusions Bayesian generalized linear models default p #12;Logistic regression Weakly informative priors Conclusions Classical logistic regression The problem of separation Bayesian solution Logistic regression -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 0.00.20.40.60.81.0 y = logit

  18. &p.1:Abstract We conducted an experimental study of the effects of nutrient addition on the susceptibility of two

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    Orians, Colin

    on the susceptibility of two species of willows (Salix eriocephala and S. sericea) and their hybrid to a pathogen plant susceptibility · Hybrid performance · Logit modeling · Salix spp. · Soil nutrient heterogeneity; Christensen et al. 1995). Two common willows of eastern North America, Salix eriocephala and S. sericea

  19. A Structural Analysis of Vehicle Design Responses to Corporate Average Fuel Economy Policy

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    09-0588 A Structural Analysis of Vehicle Design Responses to Corporate Average Fuel Economy Policy, Michalek, and Hendrickson 1 ABSTRACT The U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, which aim fuel economy; Energy policy; Oligopolistic market; Mixed logit #12;Shiau, Michalek, and Hendrickson 2 1

  20. PUBLICATIONS 1 Articles `a para^itre

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    Marcotte, Patrice

    . F. Gilbert, M. Anjos, P. Marcotte and G. Savard "Optimal design of bilateral contracts for energy and G. Savard "Network pricing of congestion-free networks: the elastic and linear demand case" `a para. F. Gilbert, P. Marcotte and G. Savard "A numerical study of the logit network pricing problem" `a

  1. Microsimulation of Single-family Residential Land Use for Market Equilibria

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    market equilibria using microeconomic theory and disaggregate spatial data. A logit model and notions-time assumptions. Consistent with bid-rent theory, housing market equilibrium for each scenario was reached and Bockstael 2004, Bina et al. 2005). Microeconomic theory tested using disaggregate #12;spatial data offer

  2. Acta Arith. 148(2011), no.1, 63-76. p-ADIC VALUATIONS OF SOME SUMS

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    Sun, Zhi-Wei

    2011-01-01

    Acta Arith. 148(2011), no.1, 63-76. p-ADIC VALUATIONS OF SOME SUMS OF MULTINOMIAL COEFFICIENTS Zhi number 1 k+1 2k k . This implies several con- jectures of Guo and Zeng [GZ]. We also raise two;2 ZHI-WEI SUN 1. Introduction Let p be a prime. In 2006 Pan and Sun [PS] obtained various congru- ences

  3. LogisticLDA: Regularizing Latent Dirichlet Allocation by Logistic Regression

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    : upstream and downstream models. In "upstream" models, hidden topics are generated by conditioning 160­169 #12;a document). Examples of upstream models include the Dirichlet Multinomial Regression model (DMR) (Mimno and McCallum, 2008), and the Theme Model (Li and Perona, 2005). Although upstream

  4. Towards Bayesian Reinforcement Learning

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    Poupart, Pascal

    al. (2005); Jaulmes, Pineau et al. (2005); Poupart, Vlassis et al. (2006) · Model-free Bayesian RL: Engel, Mannor, et al. (2003, 2005) · Bayesian policy gradient algorithms: Ghavamsadeh, Engel (2006) #12. by random variables ­ i.e., sas' = Pr(s'|s,a): random variable in [0,1] ­ i.e., sa = Pr(·|s,a): multinomial

  5. Introduction Main Result

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    Yan, Catherine Huafei

    Introduction Main Result Enumeration Crossings and Nestings of Two Edges in Set Partitions Yan Crossings and Nestings of Set Partitions #12;Introduction Main Result Enumeration Definition} Catherine Yan Crossings and Nestings of Set Partitions #12;Introduction Main Result Enumeration Definition

  6. Modeling patterns in count data using loglinear and related models

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    Atwood, C.L.

    1995-12-01

    This report explains the use of loglinear and logit models, for analyzing Poisson and binomial counts in the presence of explanatory variables. The explanatory variables may be unordered categorical variables or numerical variables, or both. The report shows how to construct models to fit data, and how to test whether a model is too simple or too complex. The appropriateness of the methods with small data sets is discussed. Several example analyses, using the SAS computer package, illustrate the methods.

  7. No evidence for association between SLC11A1 and visceral leishmaniasis in India

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    Mehrotra, Sanjana; Oommen, Joyce; Mishra, Anshuman; Sudharshan, Medhavi; Tiwary, Puja; Jamieson, Sarra E.; Fakiola, Michaela; Rani, Deepa Selvi; Thangaraj, Kumarasamy; Rai, Madhukar; Sundar, Shyam; Blackwell, Jenefer M.

    2011-05-20

    , religion, caste and geographic dis- trict of recruitment (see Table 1B). Diagnosis of VL was based on presence of typical clinical features of VL i.e. fever with rigors and chills, splenomegaly, weight loss and pancytopenia followed by demonstration... performed to take account of multiple trios within a pedigree. Association tests for the replication case- control sample were undertaken using logistic regression analysis performed in PLINK [29] or LOGIT (Stata) using an additive model and a genotypic test...

  8. Um Modelo de Grupos para MANETs Henrique S. dos Santos1, Raqueline R. M. Penteado1,

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    Hara, Carmem Satie

    catástrofes como furacões e terremotos. Uma característica comum nestes cenários é a troca de informações

  9. Animal Behavior Area, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle and Department of Psychology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

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    O'Donnell, Sean

    of Psychology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Thresholds of Response in Nest Thermoregulation by Worker

  10. 1 in 5 people has a pituitary tumor Surgical goal: Tumor removal and

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    Advancements Composed of nested, precurved, superelastic Nitinol tubes Actuated by translation and axial

  11. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology Z .263 2001 4563

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    Hays, Graeme

    Mrosovsky and Yntema, 1980 , inferences from long-term Z .control site temperature monitoring at nest depth .Temperature was recorded in 23 nests of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta and control Z X X .sites of nest temperature was found to be highly correlated with mean daily air temperature and mean nest temperature. Mean

  12. file:///Users/salvina/Desktop/Jan%203/marketeer19Jan.htm[12/01/24 15:21:34] ARTIGO INTERNET

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Promoção da Sustentabilidade e Eficiência Energética. Neste âmbito, as entidades promoverão e realizarão

  13. Discrete Math Notes 1 The Twelve-Fold Way

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    Lee, Carl

    )) these must sum to nm : a1,...,anZ, a1,...,an0, a1+···+an=m m a1, . . . , an = nm . 2 #12;Also we discussed the Multinomial Theorem, which states that (x1 + · · · + xn)m = a1,...,anZ, a1,...,an0, a1+···+an=m m a1

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

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    Randel, Charles Jack

    2005-02-17

    , and cover scores of forbs, grass, litter, and bare ground at each nest site and surrounding area were sampled. This was done to determine if wild turkey hens selected nest sites with vegetative characteristics differing from surrounding habitat. Brood...

  15. Leveraging Biologically-inspired Mobile Agents Supporting Composite Needs of Reliability and Timeliness in Sensor Applications

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    Han, Qi "Chee"

    the temperature in a nest, and minimizes the number of dead drones [20]. If bees focus only on forag- ing, they fail to ventilate their nest and remove dead drones. Given this observation, this paper proposes

  16. Exploring Self-star Properties in Cognitive Sensor Networking Pruet Boonma and Junichi Suzuki

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    Suzuki, Jun

    the amount of collected honey, maintaining the temperature in a nest and minimizing the number of dead drones. If bees focus only on foraging, they fail to ventilate their nest and remove dead drones. Given

  17. 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.

    1999-12-01

    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.

  18. Bayesian methods for meta-analysis of causal relationships estimated using genetic instrumental variables

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    Thompson, Simon G.; Burgess, Stephen

    2010-03-08

    of the phenotype, the different genotypes give rise to groups which, under certain assumptions, are randomly assigned and so independent of measured and unmeasured confounders (U) and the effects of reverse causation. The assumptions underlying an IV analysis... ) are replaced by logit(pj) and 1n1j + 1n2j respectively where pj is the observed probability of the event in group j, n1j the number of events and n2j the number of non-events. Alternatively, we can model the probability of an event directly using logistic...

  19. A New Architecture for Man: The Modular, Prefabricated Buildings of Ernest J. Kump, Jr.

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    Stiles, Elaine

    2013-01-01

    Hilp on a modular plan, a prefabricated house design forPark houses were a system of nested prefabricated modular

  20. Abundance, Species Richness, and Reproductive Success of Tidal Marsh Birds at China Camp State Park, Marin County, California

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    Wood, Julian K.; Liu, Leonard; Nur, Nadav; Herzog, Mark; Warnock, Nils

    2012-01-01

    nestlings). For the song spar- row, we calculated daily nestthan gumplant and may allow spar- rows to nest above the

  1. Effects of semi-natural environmental conditions on phenotypic plasticity in Rattus norvegicus

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    Margerum, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    dark nest boxes, social interactions) could compensate for the negative effects of stress resulting in no net

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

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    Liège, Université de

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

  3. Protein Dossier: a novel web-based data visualization tool for comprehensive analysis of

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    Neshich, Goran

    Bioinforma´tica, Embrapa/Recursos Gene´ticos e Biotecnologia Brasilia, Brazil and 2 NEST-INFM, Scuola Normale

  4. Diversity, abundance, seasonality and interactions of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in pecans in Mumford, Robertson Co., Texas 

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    Calixto Sanchez, Alejandro Antonio

    2005-02-17

    of ants/8 trees) and seasonality in Mumford, TX, in three different treatments ??? 52 22. Dorymyrmex flavus relative nest abundance (number of nests/4 transects) and seasonality in Mumford, TX, in three different treatments..., in three different treatments ??? 56 25. Forelius pruinosus relative abundance (number of ants/8 trees) and seasonality in Mumford, TX, in three different treatments ??? 57 26. Forelius pruinosus relative nest abundance (number of nests/4...

  5. Journal of Animal Ecology 2009, 78, 247252 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01479.x 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation 2008 British Ecological Society

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    Chittka, Lars

    , drones and queens. In contrast to workers, drones do not return to the nest once they have started mating

  6. ME 110 -Noc~oes de Estatistica Nancy Lopes Garcia, Sala 209 -IMECC

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    Lopes Garcia, Nancy

    Folha quer determinar qual a popularidade do presidente Lula. Neste caso s~ao entrevistadas 2000 pessoas

  7. HumanWildlife Interactions 4(2):293303, Fall 2010 Improved methods for deterring cliff

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    -friction plastic sheeting (PTFE, commonly called by its trade name, Teflon® ) and silicone-based paint for bridge not successfully complete any nests on PTFE. In 2008, PTFE+BC treatment significantly reduced nesting compared with no treatment, although some nests were completed at PTFE and PTFE+BC sites on the bare concrete next

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

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    Huff, James Eric

    2001-01-01

    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...

  9. Ecology, 88(4), 2007, pp. 10531058 2007 by the Ecological Society of America

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    Weishampel, John F.

    the vigor of dune vegetation, promoting dune stabilization and preserving sea turtle nesting habitat. Key sea turtle nesting is found in the soil and absorbed by the coastal vegetation by using stable isotope nesting environment by providing nutrient subsidies to dune vegetation that plays a role in dune

  10. Classification of birth weights based on dichotomous variables 

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    Perry, Lynn McIver

    1980-01-01

    . Multinomial Models With Three Pred1ctor Var1ables . 12. M1sclassif1cation Probabilities . 13. Models With Four Predictor Variables ? SMOK, OH, NS, OA 10 13 15 17 29 30 36 37 40 45 14. Models With Four Predictor Variables ? SNOK, OH, NS, CYCR.... . . 46 15. Models With Four Pred1ctor Variables ? SMOK, OH, OA, CYCR. . . 47 16. Models With Four Predictor Variables ? SMOK, OH, WH, CYCR. . . 48 17. Models With Four Predictor Variables ? SMOK, NEDU, NS, OA. . . 49 18. Models With Four Predictor...

  11. A gradient system on the quantum information space that realizes the Karmarkar flow for linear programming

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    Yoshio Uwano; Hiromi Yuya

    2008-07-25

    In the paper of Uwano [Czech. J. of Phys., vol.56, pp.1311-1316 (2006)], a gradient system is found on the space of density matrices endowed with the quantum SLD Fisher metric (to be referred to as the quantum information space) that realizes a generalization of a gradient system on the space of multinomial distributions studied by Nakamura [Japan J. Indust. Appl. Math., vol.10, pp.179-189 (1993)]. On motived by those papers, the present paper aims to construct a gradient system on the quantum information space that realizes the Karmarkar flow, the continuous limit of the Karmarkar projective scaling algorithm for linear programming.

  12. Reproductive ecology of Rio Grande wild turkey in the Edwards Plateau of Texas 

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    Melton, Kyle Brady

    2009-05-15

    patterns (Ransom et al. 1987, Paisley et al. 1998, Nguyen et al. 2004). I located nests ?1 day after we suspected hens were incubating to determine nest location (UTM), initiation date, clutch size, and approximate nest age. I floated eggs to determine..., Minnesota, USA). I monitored hens ?3 times weekly to determined initiation of nesting and incubation by 22 hen movement patterns (Ransom et al. 1987, Paisley et al. 1998, Nguyen et al. 2004). I located nests <1 day after I suspected hens had begun...

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

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

    1983-02-01

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

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

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    Casey, Daniel

    1985-02-01

    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.

  15. A New Architecture for Man: The Modular, Prefabricated Buildings of Ernest J. Kump, Jr.

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    Stiles, Elaine

    2013-01-01

    on a modular plan, a prefabricated house design for theirPark houses were a system of nested prefabricated modularknown prefabricated design was the 1945 “Prebuilt House” in

  16. I N F O R M A T I O N N O T E Forests and Wood

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    ecosystem as they have a vital functional role through: · influencing the distribution, abundance wood ant nest mounds); · providing an important food source for predators such as capercaillie (Tetrao

  17. SANDIA REPORT

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    grid, nested model. The black star indicates the location of the Mokapu Point CDIP buoy used for model validation. The white squares represent the locations of model obstacles...

  18. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser

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    Lewison, Rebecca

    Ser 450: 181­194, 2012 nest on several individual islands in the Caribbean (e.g. Meylan 1999, Beggs et

  19. The Ants of Fiji

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    Sarnat, Eli M.; Economo, Evan P.

    2012-01-01

    plants and from canopy fogging, together with its absencemalaise traps, canopy fogging and by hand. Nests were foundan elevational canopy fogging transect were made available

  20. Emissions Benefits From Renewable Fuels and Other Alternatives for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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    Hajbabaei, Maryam

    2013-01-01

    Commission Neste Oil biomass-to-liquid Natural Gas NaturalGas Liquids Natural Gas Vehicle Ammonia Non-methanerecover valuable natural gas liquids (NGLs), such as ethane,

  1. Measuring and moderating the water resource impact of biofuel production and trade

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    Fingerman, Kevin Robert

    2012-01-01

    risks  from  this  nested  relationship  were  on  acute  display  in   the  Fukushima  Daiichi   nuclear  disaster  in  2011,  when  a  loss  of  electric  power  

  2. Essays in the Economics of Healthcare and Health Insurance

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    Howells, Bradley Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Demographics All CABG PCI OMT Age (years) black femalecoronary intervention (PCI) – and a third, non-surgicalcan imagine nesting, within PCI, a choice over bare-metal

  3. FWP-4340-60 & FWP-42C1-01 | netl.doe.gov

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    interface) contain methanogenic 16S rDNA when nested PCR is used to detect these cells. Researchers completed the methanogen biomass estimates for samples collected from...

  4. National Nuclear Security Administration United States Department...

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    Counterterrorism NCTIR Nuclear Counterterrorism and Incident Response Program NDAA National Defense Authorization Act NELA Nuclear Explosive Like-Assembly NEST Nuclear Emergency...

  5. On Optimum Strategies for Minimizing the Exponential Moments of a Loss Function

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    Merhav, Neri

    an iterative Lloyd­Max­like algoritm with two nested loops: Inner loop: Given Q, apply Lloyd­Max. Outer loop

  6. Descriptional complexity of unambiguous input-driven pushdown Alexander Okhotina,1

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    Salomaa, Kai T.

    -driven pushdown automaton (IDPDA) (a.k.a. visibly pushdown automaton; a.k.a. nested word automaton) of size n can

  7. How to Control Ants at Home 

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    Merchant, Michael E.

    2002-08-23

    This publication shows how homeowners can control ants. It explains how to keep ants away from your home, find their nest sites, and take safe control measures....

  8. How to Control Ants at Home (Spanish) 

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    Merchant, Michael E.

    2002-08-23

    This publication shows how homeowners can control ants. It explains how to keep ants away from your home, find their nest sites, and take safe control measures....

  9. California Energy Commissioner Carla Peterman and James

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    California Energy Commissioner Carla Peterman and James Bartridge (CEC) discuss electric vehicle technologies with Fraser Murison Smith (right) of i-GATE NEST client, Elec-...

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

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    Marc Goetschalckx

    2007-02-28

    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 ...

  11. The hatchling painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is a favorite study organism among investigators interested in the cold-

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    Lee Jr., Richard E.

    The hatchling painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is a favorite study organism among investigators of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) commonly hibernate in their shallow, natal nests. Survival

  12. OpenMortar.io: An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for...

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    side * Extensible Device Interfaces - FireFly Wireless Sensing Platform, BACnet, Android@Home, NEST thermostat, Web Services, ModBus, PUP, Zigbee, Zwave 7 Mortar.io...

  13. MODELING THE DEMAND FOR E85 IN THE UNITED STATES

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    Liu, Changzheng; Greene, David L

    2013-10-01

    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.

  14. 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

  15. Ecological correlates of sociality in Pemphigus aphids, with a partial phylogeny of the genus.

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    Pike, Nathan; Whitfield, John A; Foster, William A

    2007-10-03

    when a species has acquired soldiers, morphs that actively defend against predators. It is undoubtedly rele- vant that these soldiers are often the agents of socially advanced behaviours other than defence, such as nest cleaning [8,9], nest repair [10...

  16. Producingapowerfullaserbeambyusing antimatter and `sequeezing' exotic

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    Uggerhøj, Ulrik I.

    ) Web: http://www.cordis.lu/nest PECU NEST ADVENTURE The micro-undulator is periodically `bent' crystalProducingapowerfullaserbeambyusing antimatter and `sequeezing' exotic crystals might sound like on the properties of a class of materials called crystaline undulators. These are periodically deformed crystals

  17. HumanWildlife Interactions 6(2):261272, Fall 2012 A model to predict the likelihood of cliff

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    for construction and maintenance divisions of many departments of transportation. In planning future projects of cliff swallow nesting on a particular highway structure. We used logistic regression on data collected, highway structure, human­wildlife conflicts, logistic regression, nest, occupancy, Petrochelidon

  18. TOE TURTLE EGG HATCHERY AT PENGKALAN BALAK, MELAKA : 1990 REPORT

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    Prestwich, Ken

    -255-4444 / Telex : MA 30423 / Telefax : 03-254-0346 #12;CONTENTS Page 4 .4 Beach Hatchery vs . Styrofoam Box In the Styrofoam Boxes 10 4 .6 Position of Nests Within the Enclosure o f the Beach Hatchery 1 1 4 .6 .1 of nest s incubated in both the beach hatchery and the styrofoam boxes . Handheld digital thermometers

  19. Research Article Rio Grande Wild Turkey Habitat Selection in the

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    Wallace, Mark C.

    Research Article Rio Grande Wild Turkey Habitat Selection in the Southern Great Plains GALON I, USA ABSTRACT We recorded telemetry locations from 1,129 radiotagged turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo have the highest impact on nesting in riparian zones due to turkey use of grass as nesting cover

  20. Founding, Foraging, and Fighting: Colony Size and the Spatial Distribution of Harvester Ant Author(s): Deborah M. Gordon and Alan W. Kulig

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    Gordon, Deborah

    Founding, Foraging, and Fighting: Colony Size and the Spatial Distribution of Harvester Ant Nests of America FOUNDING, FORAGING, AND FIGHTING: COLONY SIZE AND THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF HARVESTER ANT NESTS meet, most fights are brief, with few resulting in injury or death. These results suggest that the cost

  1. In How Many Ways Can You Reassemble Several Russian Dolls? Doron ZEILBERGER 1

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    Zeilberger, Doron

    In How Many Ways Can You Reassemble Several Russian Dolls? Doron ZEILBERGER 1 Dedicated to my of \\Russian Dolls" (a.k.a. as Matryoshkas or Babushkas), which is a nested set of dolls. Trying to test Joel), I asked him: In how many ways can one reassemble an n-nested Russian Doll?, and he immediately

  2. Carpenter Bees 

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    Troxclair, Noel N.; Merchant, Michael E.

    2001-09-20

    Carpenter bees nest in wood and pith, which is the soft tissue in some plant stems. Some species nest in sound wood and can damage structures. This publication describes carpenter bees, their biology and behavior, and the damage they cause. Advice...

  3. Behavioral Interactions Between Aphaenogaster rudis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Reticulitermes flavipes

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    Buczkowski, Grzegorz

    artificial nests (sand-filled containers), A. rudis was aggressive at invading termite nests and inflicted sand alone. Keywords Ant­termite interactions . Aphaenogaster rudis . predation . predator in Prestwich 1984). Another notable physical defense is the evolution of the soldier caste itself (Deligne et

  4. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 23, No. 8, pp. 19691972, 2004 Printed in the USA

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    Hopkins, William A.

    MISSISSIPPIENSIS NESTING DOWNSTREAM FROM A COAL-BURNING POWER PLANT JOHN H. ROE, WILLIAM A. HOPKINS,* JENNIFER A) was observed to repeatedly nest in a swamp downstream of a coal-burning electric power plant, a Se of fly ash from electric power­generation facilities [11­13]. Because crocodilian embryos

  5. BREEDING BIOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SLATE-THROATED WHITESTART IN VENEZUELA

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    BREEDING BIOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SLATE-THROATED WHITESTART IN VENEZUELA ROMA´ N A´ National Park, Venezuela. Nesting activity peaked in late April and May. Only the female built the nest is the most common race in the Andes of Venezuela, Colombia, and part of Ecuador. Genetic information for our

  6. Ecology, 83(10), 2002, pp. 28082815 2002 by the Ecological Society of America

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    Shine, Rick

    (hydrocuts) increases solar radiation to potential nest sites, and hence enables these animals to penetrate-line clearing affects potential nest sites; Scincidae. INTRODUCTION Increasing concern about global climate 2006, Australia Abstract. Global climate change may affect the upper elevational limits of distribution

  7. Simplifying the Reinsch algorithm for the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff series

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    Alexander Van-Brunt; Matt Visser

    2015-01-27

    The Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff series computes the quantity \\begin{equation*} Z(X,Y)=\\ln\\left( e^X e^Y \\right) = \\sum_{n=1}^\\infty z_n(X,Y), \\end{equation*} where $X$ and $Y$ are not necessarily commuting, in terms of homogeneous multinomials $z_n(X,Y)$ of degree $n$. (This is essentially equivalent to computing the so-called Goldberg coefficients.) The Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff series is a general purpose tool of wide applicability in mathematical physics, quantum physics, and many other fields. The Reinsch algorithm for the truncated series permits one to calculate up to some fixed order $N$ by using $(N+1)\\times(N+1)$ matrices. We show how to further simplify the Reinsch algorithm, making implementation (in principle) utterly straightforward. This helps provide a deeper understanding of the Goldberg coefficients and their properties. For instance we establish strict bounds (and some equalities) on the number of non-zero Goldberg coefficients. Unfortunately, we shall see that the number of terms in the multinomial $z_n(X,Y)$ often grows very rapidly (in fact exponentially) with the degree $n$. We also present some closely related results for the symmetric product \\begin{equation*} S(X,Y)=\\ln\\left( e^{X/2} e^Y e^{X/2} \\right) = \\sum_{n=1}^\\infty s_n(X,Y). \\end{equation*} Variations on these themes are straightforward. For instance, one can just as easily consider the series \\begin{equation*} L(X,Y)=\\ln\\left( e^{X} e^Y e^{-X} e^{-Y}\\right) = \\sum_{n=1}^\\infty \\ell_n(X,Y). \\end{equation*} This type of series is of interest, for instance, when considering parallel transport around a closed curve. Several other related series are investigated.

  8. The Use of Geographic Information Systems to Model Habitat for Puma concolor cougar in the Northern Blue Ridge of Virginia

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    Houser, Rhonda

    2002-05-18

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was used to predict suitable habitat for the eastern cougar (Puma concolor cougar) in the Northern Blue Ridge of Virginia. Two areas were studied, a primary area nested inside a secondary area. Objectives were...

  9. Effects of Tree Species Composition and Foraging Effort on the Productivity of Golden-Cheeked Warblers 

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    Marshall, Mike E.

    2012-07-16

    in birds for a variety of reasons (e.g., predator assemblages, nesting sites, song perches, food availability). I investigated the relationship between habitat quality and prey availability and the effect these parameters have on reproductive success...

  10. Plasmonic Figures of Merit in a Doped Graphene Sheet | MIT-Harvard...

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    Plasmonic Figures of Merit in a Doped Graphene Sheet May 15, 2014 at 2pm36-428 Marco Polini NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa MarcoPolini...

  11. Plants of Ornamental Value for the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. 

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    Friend, W. H. (William Heartsill)

    1942-01-01

    I studied the breeding biology and nesting ecology of the Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis) and Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma imberbe), two songbirds inhabiting remnant tracts of Tamaulipan brushland of the ...

  12. Carex cherokeensis (Native) 

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    The endangered willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) breeds in mountain meadows in the Sierra Nevada, which have been intensively modified, especially reducing meadow wetness, which favors easy access for mammalian predators to reach nesting areas...

  13. Breeding biology and habitat associations of the Altamira Oriole and Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas 

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    Werner, Scott Michael

    2004-11-15

    I studied the breeding biology and nesting ecology of the Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis) and Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma imberbe), two songbirds inhabiting remnant tracts of Tamaulipan brushland of the ...

  14. CX-008825: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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

  15. Seminar Series | Event Types | MIT-Harvard Center for Excitonics

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    15, 2014 Marco Polini NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Plasmonic Figures of Merit in a Doped Graphene Sheet 2pm36-428 April 17, 2014 Paul...

  16. SPECIAL TOPICS FALL 2015 Marketing High-Technology Products and Services

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    and services have been catalysts for significant changes in business, society and GDP/capita. Imagine your life cost consumer products like the Nest to equipment with 7-figure price tags. This course surveys

  17. Carbon nanotube bearings in theory and practice

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    Cook, Eugene Hightower

    2011-01-01

    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. Competitive impacts of yield management system components : forecasting and sell-up models

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    Skwarek, Daniel Kew

    1996-01-01

    The focus of revenue management research efforts has historically been on the development of seat optimizers which find revenue maximizing booking limits by fare class in a nested fare class structure. Significantly less ...

  19. Fire behaviour and impact on heather moorland 

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    Davies, Gwilym Matthew

    For roughly the past 200 years land-managers have used the practice of “muirburning” to manipulate the structure of heather (Calluna vulgaris) to create a patchwork of habitat structures able to provide forage and nesting ...

  20. UMC Executive Committee May 16, 2013

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    Minnesota, University of

    in Dowell Hall to bring them up to ADA code · Renovation of restrooms in Skyberg Hall · Addressing Nest, Sahlstrom Conference Center · New paint in 121 and 125 Dowell Hall Rich will do his best

  1. Marine megafauna in environmental extremes : : distribution and oceanic dispersal of polar and tropical tetrapods

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    Gearheart, Geoffrey

    2014-01-01

    caretta) during their offshore migration. Ethology, 83(3),to their swim direction. Offshore the Bird’s Head Peninsula,40 km perpendicularly offshore from the nesting beaches. The

  2. Striving for safety: communicating and deciding in sociotechnical systems

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    Flach, John M.

    How do communications and decisions impact the safety of sociotechnical systems? This paper frames this question in the context of a dynamic system of nested sub-systems. Communications are related to the construct of ...

  3. Frame: An Imperative Coordination Language for Parallel Programming 

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    Cole, Murray

    2000-01-01

    We present Frame, a simple language which facilitates structured expression of imperative parallelism. Programs are described at two levels. The top level captures the main parallel algorithmic structure (which may be nested) and is independent...

  4. DYNAMIC TIDAL EFFECTS ON TSUNAMI COASTAL HAZARD IN LARGE ESTUARIES

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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    and a nuclear powerplant (Surry) up the James River. In our modeling methodology, we first separately simulate possible Submarine Mass Failure (SMF; see Grilli et al., 2015); 4 levels of nested grids are used, from 1

  5. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71: 353360, 2008 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

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    district of British Columbia, and that three-toed and hairy wood- peckers nest and forage in these pine of this pesticide in both adult and nestling birds. Acute toxicity of MSMA was reported in various lab stud- ies

  6. Introduction Unsurprisingly, insectplant interactions in

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    Basset, Yves

    stud- ied where long-term taxonomic and ecolog- ical programmes exist at well-endowed research stations (includ- ing ants nesting in stems, ant-gardens and phytotelmata), wood and roots, are not treated here

  7. Electrochemical development of hydrogen silsesquioxane by applying an electrical potential

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    Strobel, Sebastian

    We present a new method for developing hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) by using electrical potentials and deionized water. Nested-L test structures with a pitch as small as 9 nm were developed using this electrochemical ...

  8. Habitat Relations Spatial Heterogeneity in Habitat Selection

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    of geographically weighted logistic regression to habitat selection by a wildlife species. As a case study, we geographically weighted regression (GWR), greater prairie-chicken, habitat selection, nest site selection

  9. Strategic Male Calling Behavior in an Australian Terrestrial Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii)

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    Keogh, Scott

    Strategic Male Calling Behavior in an Australian Terrestrial Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii behavior in response to fluctuating social conditions. Within a species, it is not known whether males Pseudophryne bibronii, males construct terrestrial nests and call to advertise territory occupation

  10. PMap : unlocking the performance genes of HPC applications

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    He, Jiahua

    2011-01-01

    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

  11. Teaching to Play or Playing to Teach: An examination of play targets and generalization in two interventions for children with autism

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    Gould, Hilary Margret

    2015-01-01

    puzzle, shape sorter, nesting cups, 2. tea set and dolls, 3.brush, phone, mirror and dolls, 4. toy furniture and smallExtends familiar actions to dolls. Gives bottle to doll.

  12. Participatory modeling of endangered wildlife systems: Simulating the sage-grouse and land use in

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    Ford, Andrew

    use in Central Washington Allyson Beall, Len Zeoli School of Earth and Environmental Sciences because they depend on sagebrush for food, shelter and nesting. The sagebrush areas of Douglas County

  13. NATURE REVIEWS | GENETICS VOLUME 6 | APRIL 2005 | 257 Life on Earth has undergone several transitions during

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    Robinson, Gene E.

    REVIEWS NATURE REVIEWS | GENETICS VOLUME 6 | APRIL 2005 | 257 Life on Earth has undergone several,which for non-sessile creatures requires foraging. Many species create a nest or shelter to rear young

  14. ORGANIC MATTER DISTRIBUTION AND TURNOVER ALONG A GRADIENT FROM FOREST TO TIDAL CREEK

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    Lawrence, Deborah

    i ORGANIC MATTER DISTRIBUTION AND TURNOVER ALONG A GRADIENT FROM FOREST TO TIDAL CREEK A Thesis. A nested plot design was used to harvest vegetation, obtain soil cores, and collect quantitative data... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .18 Qualitative Vegetation Analysis

  15. Emissions Benefits From Renewable Fuels and Other Alternatives for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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    Hajbabaei, Maryam

    2013-01-01

    tcf in 2035. 3 The quality of natural gas depends on bothQuality Standards National Development Reform Commission Neste Oil biomass-to-liquid Natural Gasair quality. In this study, six blends of natural gas with

  16. The role of seasonal wetlands in the ecology of the American alligator 

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    Subalusky, Amanda Lee

    2009-05-15

    populations to determine the most effective method of studying alligators in seasonal wetlands. I then used systematic trapping, nest surveys and radio telemetry to determine habitat use and overland movement rates by different sex and size classes. I found...

  17. Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden cheeked Warbler habitat 

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    Quinn, Michael Andrew

    2000-01-01

    Arthropods have diverse functions in ecosystems, including providing food for resident breeding birds. The Golden-cheeked Warbler, Dendroica chrysoparia Sclater & Salvin is an endangered insectivorus song bird that nests ...

  18. 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

  19. Regulation of Immunocompetence by Different Androgen Metabolites in a Blenny with Alternative

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    characters (MÀ morphotype) parasite on the parental investment of the larger nest-holder males which have containing either oil only (C), or oil with testosterone (T) or 11-ketotestosterone (KT). Males were re

  20. This February saw Toby Ault's latest study on mega-drought in the South-and Mid-West make mega-news, while Tom Hirschl's recent work on affluence shows there's at least some fluidity amongst the mega-wealthy. Plus, could

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    ,with an op-ed on how climate conservation and homeland preservation go hand-in-hand. TheAtlantic:"Drones that drones could be used to research hard-to-reach nests. TheSundayTimes:"TheSunday Times

  1. MONSOON: A Coevolutionary Multiobjective Adaptation Framework for Dynamic Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Suzuki, Jun

    and minimizing the number of dead drones. If bees focus only on foraging, they fail to venti- late their nest and remove dead drones. Given this obser- vation, the proposed application architecture, called BiS- NET

  2. 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

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

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    Xu, Qian

    2009-05-15

    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 ...

  4. Sources of Food Delivered to Ring-Billed, Herring and Great Black-Backed Gull Chicks in Marine Environments

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    Shutler, Dave

    - sources for feeding chicks. Diets of Ring-billed Gull chicks nesting on a marine island off Prince Edward Island, Can- ada, were investigated using soft regurgitant collection and stable isotope (13 C and 15 N

  5. UMore Park Wind Turbine Project Loggerhead Shrike Survey, DOE/EA-1791 (June 2010)

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    The project area is located in a region of the state where Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus) are consistently observed and known to be nesting. With populations steadily declining throughout...

  6. Nuclear Emergency Search Team

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

    1991-09-20

    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.

  7. Exploiting the Potential Energy Landscape to Sample Free Energy

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    Ballard, Andrew J.; Martiniani, Stefano; Stevenson, Jacob D.; Somani, Sandeep; Wales, David J.

    2015-03-20

    We review a number of recently developed strategies for enhanced sampling of complex systems based on knowledge of the potential energy landscape. We describe four approaches, replica exchange, Kirkwood sampling, superposition-enhanced nested...

  8. Production Of Fullerenic Soot In Flames

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    Howard, Jack B. (Winchester, MA); Vander Sande, John B. (Newbury, MA); Chowdhury, K. Das (Cambridge, MA)

    2000-12-19

    A method for the production of fullerenic nanostructures is described in which unsaturated hydrocarbon fuel and oxygen are combusted in a burner chamber at a sub-atmospheric pressure, thereby establishing a flame. The condensibles of the flame are collected at a post-flame location. The condensibles contain fullerenic nanostructures, such as single and nested nanotubes, single and nested nanoparticles and giant fullerenes. The method of producing fullerenic soot from flames is also described.

  9. Recuperator assembly and procedures

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    Kang, Yungmo; McKeirnan, Jr., Robert D.

    2006-06-27

    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.

  10. Recuperator assembly and procedures

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

    2008-08-26

    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.

  11. 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

  12. Brane russian doll

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    Pedro F. Gonzalez-Diaz

    2001-05-10

    It is shown that an (n-1)-dimensional inflating brane world instantonically created from nothing can exist in the region beyond the Rindler horizon of the Lorentzian spacetime associated with another inflating brane world in n dimensions which is also instantonically created from nothing. Generalizing this construction we obtain an unbounded from above tower of successive brane worlds, each having one more dimension than the one which it nests and one less dimension than the one which nests it.

  13. The relationships between weather, mast production, and the breeding ecology of eastern wild turkeys in South Carolina

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    Carlisle, William, D.

    2003-02-26

    Carlisle, W.D. 2003. The relationship between weather, mast production, and the breeding ecology of eastern wild turkeys. MS Thesis. Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. 41 pp. From 1998 to 2001, 134 wild turkeys were captured, including 2 recaptures. Hens were fitted with radio transmitters to monitor nesting, brooding and movement activities. Of 37 known nests, including 6 renests, overall nest success was 28%. Causes of nest failure included abandonment, depredation, and fire. Mean clutch size was 11. Mean date of nest initiation was April 9 for first nests and May 14 for renests. Mean annual poult to hen ratios were determined for 1990 to 2000 from a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources roadside survey and ranged from 0.6 to 4.0 poults per hen. Soft mast and hard mast production data were provided by D.J. Levey, Univ. of Florida. Rainfall and temperature data were collected at 12 weather stations on Savannah River Site. Notable correlations were found between hard mast production and jake weight, and June rainfall and poult to hen ratio.

  14. 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

    2007-06-01

    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.

  15. 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.

    1997-12-01

    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.

  16. Targeted chlorination for biofouling control in steam electric power plant condenser tubes

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    Tewari, R.N.

    1991-01-01

    The objective of this study was to develop an understanding of the relationships between biofouling, heat transfer, and to assess the technical feasibility of the targeted chlorination (TC) concept as an alternative to conventional chlorination in once-through seawater cooling systems. A shell and tube type heat exchanger was designed and constructed. The test facility monitored biofouling growth by measuring heat transfer resistance (thermal performance), pressure drop (hydraulic performance), and biomass deposit. Biocide effectiveness was determined by triplicates average residual biomass. Tests were run to evaluate 18 treatment scenarios. Preliminary tests were done to determine variabilities between shells and among tubes, effect of heating, very high dose chlorine burn out and regrowth behavior. LOGIT, a software package by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) for sigmoidal fit, was used for the preliminary test data. The other three tests studied effect of chlorine dosage (low, high), contact time, and frequency. To minimize variability in results, triplicates for each chlorination scheme were used. The total amount of chlorine applied (flow rate Q x C x T x F) ranged from about 400 to 4,000 pounds per million gallons per day (an equivalent to a CTF range of 6 to 60 ppm.min/day). With respect to efficiency of biofouling control, it was found by regression analysis that among four variables C, T, (CT) and F, F was most significant and C, T, and (CT) were relatively equal in ranking.

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

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    Duberstein, Corey A.

    2011-04-01

    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.

  18. Simplifying the Reinsch algorithm for the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff series

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    Van-Brunt, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    The Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff series computes the quantity \\begin{equation*} Z(X,Y)=\\ln\\left( e^X e^Y \\right) = \\sum_{n=1}^\\infty z_n(X,Y), \\end{equation*} where $X$ and $Y$ are not necessarily commuting, in terms of homogeneous multinomials $z_n(X,Y)$ of degree $n$. (This is essentially equivalent to computing the so-called Goldberg coefficients.) The Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff series is a general purpose tool of wide applicability in mathematical physics, quantum physics, and many other fields. The Reinsch algorithm for the truncated series permits one to calculate up to some fixed order $N$ by using $(N+1)\\times(N+1)$ matrices. We show how to further simplify the Reinsch algorithm, making implementation (in principle) utterly straightforward. This helps provide a deeper understanding of the Goldberg coefficients and their properties. For instance we establish strict bounds (and some equalities) on the number of non-zero Goldberg coefficients. Unfortunately, we shall see that the number of terms in the multino...

  19. Habitat use by the golden-cheeked warbler in Texas 

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    Newnam, John Calvin

    2009-05-15

    ) in Burnet County, Lost Maples State Park (LMSP) in Bandera County, Meridian State Park (MSP) in Bosque County, Pedernales Falls State Park (PFSP) in Blanco County, and Possum Kingdom State Park (PKSP) in Palo Pinto County. One study site was located... and nests by study site. Site Transects Nests Palo Pinto 31 0 Somervell 58 2 Bosque 54 1 San Saba 81 7 Burnet 24 0 Travis 155 46 Blanco 77 6 Hays 59 9 Comal 89 2 Bexar 61 3 Bandera 97 7 Uvalde 50 0 Total 836 83 15 Results of Levene?s test indicated that I...

  20. Nutrient regulation of an exotic, unidentified paratrechina sp. (hymenoptera: formicidae) found in Texas 

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    Wynalda, Rachel Anne

    2008-10-10

    ) or more queens (polygene), males (winged or wingless), and workers (major and minor) (Gullan and Cranston 2005). Ant nests can be found in many different locations, including open soil as mounds, or under objects, such as stones, timber, debris... glass test tube (1.6 x 15 cm) that served as both a water source and nest. The tube was filled half way with distilled water with a cotton plug inserted to keep the water from spilling out. Experimental arenas (Figure 2.1a) consisted of two separate...

  1. Multiprocessor switch with selective pairing

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

    2014-03-11

    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

  2. Martins Pena: A View of Character Types

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    Pierson, Colin M.

    1978-04-01

    vamos nós neste ano! As enchentes têm apodrecido as canas; o café tem morrido no pé e secado; o arroz, nisso não falemos! Está tudo alagado, entende o senhor? Não bastava para aflição de un pobre fazendeiro as enchentes, secas e o mais; era também... vamos nós neste ano! As enchentes têm apodrecido as canas; o café tem morrido no pé e secado; o arroz, nisso não falemos! Está tudo alagado, entende o senhor? Não bastava para aflição de un pobre fazendeiro as enchentes, secas e o mais; era também...

  3. What Dose of External-Beam Radiation is High Enough for Prostate Cancer?

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    Eade, Thomas N. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Hanlon, Alexandra L. [Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Horwitz, Eric M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Buyyounouski, Mark K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Hanks, Gerald E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Pollack, Alan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)]. E-mail: Alan.Pollack@fccc.edu

    2007-07-01

    Purpose: To quantify the radiotherapy dose-response of prostate cancer, adjusted for prognostic factors in a mature cohort of men treated relatively uniformly at a single institution. Patients and Methods: The study cohort consisted of 1,530 men treated with three-dimensional conformal external-beam radiotherapy between 1989 and 2002. Patients were divided into four isocenter dose groups: <70 Gy (n = 43), 70-74.9 Gy (n = 552), 75-79.9 Gy (n = 568), and {>=}80 Gy (n = 367). The primary endpoints were freedom from biochemical failure (FFBF), defined by American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and Phoenix (nadir + 2.0 ng/mL) criteria, and freedom from distant metastases (FFDM). Multivariate analyses were performed and adjusted Kaplan-Meier estimates were calculated. Logit regression dose-response functions were determined at 5 and 8 years for FFBF and at 5 and 10 years for FFDM. Results: Radiotherapy dose was significant in multivariate analyses for FFBF (ASTRO and Phoenix) and FFDM. Adjusted 5-year estimates of ASTRO FFBF for the four dose groups were 60%, 68%, 76%, and 84%. Adjusted 5-year Phoenix FFBFs for the four dose groups were 70%, 81%, 83%, and 89%. Adjusted 5-year and 10-year estimates of FFDM for the four dose groups were 96% and 93%, 97% and 93%, 99% and 95%, and 98% and 96%. Dose-response functions showed an increasing benefit for doses {>=}80 Gy. Conclusions: Doses of {>=}80 Gy are recommended for most men with prostate cancer. The ASTRO definition of biochemical failure does not accurately estimate the effects of radiotherapy at 5 years because of backdating, compared to the Phoenix definition, which is less sensitive to follow-up and more reproducible over time.

  4. 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

  5. Sub-5 keV electron-beam lithography in hydrogen silsesquioxane resist

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    Manfrinato, Vitor R.

    We fabricated 9–30 nm half-pitch nested Ls and 13–15 nm half-pitch dot arrays, using 2 keV electron-beam lithography with hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) as the resist. All structures with 15 nm half-pitch and above were ...

  6. 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

  7. RESEARCH ARTICLE Effects of division of labour on immunity in workers of the ant

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    Danchin, Etienne

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Effects of division of labour on immunity in workers of the ant Cataglyphis cursor should adapt investment in immune defences according to their cost relative to the risk of pathogen infection. Workers, which forage outside the nest, face harsher environmental conditions with increased risk

  8. Oecologia (2007) 154:411421 DOI 10.1007/s00442-007-0834-8

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    Thomson, James D.

    2007-01-01

    - mines its risk of infection. Empirical, especially experimen- tal, studies of disease spread on networks of contact with infected nestmates emerged as the only signiWcant predictor of infection risk. The activity of bees, in terms of their movement rates and division of labour (e.g., brood care, nest care, foraging

  9. BEHAVIOURAL PROFILES IN POLISTES DOMINULUS (CHRIST) WASP SOCIETIES: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY

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    Theraulaz, Guy

    decades, investigators have been describing the division of labour in primitively eusocial wasps, although polygynous nest foundation, such as Polistes dominulus Christ (PARDI, 1942), division of labour occurs right attributed this particularity to the fact that foraging wasps run a greater risk of encountering predators

  10. Climate warming and environmental sex determination in tuatara: the Last

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    Huey, Raymond B.

    (figure 1). They currently live only on some small islands off New Zealand. Their populations are small- logical data (empirically determined). The model first predicts nest-temperature profiles by solving heat to higher altitudes, colonize cooler islands). Tuatara do not have this option, as they survive only on low

  11. Tiragem: 13800 Pas: Portugal

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Tiragem: 13800 País: Portugal Period.: Mensal Âmbito: Economia, Negócios e. Pág: II Cores: Cor Área Português de Carbono (FPC). A Terraprima viu neste fundo a oportunidade para conferir escala ao conceito de risco de deser cação. Estes resultados expressam a escala a que a empresa hoje atua, não só em termos de

  12. Gutzwiller charge phase diagram of cuprates, including electron–phonon coupling effects

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    Markiewicz, R. S.; Seibold, G.; Lorenzana, J.; Bansil, A.

    2015-02-01

    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 amore »fairly 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

  13. --PZlUIXID: GII7 ~ ...... WadIaIIap INO Wuda 1_CmpHhpon. W'-da

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    . In most sections of the state. suitable locations for nests are few in number in May and early June. Clean problem and is most critical in supply. Many qualified this assertion by saying that 1n some parts do not restrict their thinking to particular species of plants. Brome-alfalfa provides good cover

  14. Interference from long-tailed finches constrains reproduction in the endangered Gouldian finch

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    in body size (c. 14Æ5 g; Higgins, Peter & Cowling 2006) and occupy similar ecological niches. Both species to do this because of behavioural, genetic or ecologi- cal constraints will pay the fitness costs nest in tree cavities with simi- lar characteristics (Tidemann et al. 1992) in the same habitat

  15. 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

  16. Dynamics of a neural system with a multiscale architecture

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    Breakspear, Michael

    Dynamics of a neural system with a multiscale architecture Michael Breakspear1,2,3,* and Cornelis J of Clinical Neurophysiology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The architecture for neural systems in which the dynamics are nested within a multiscale architecture. In essence

  17. NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS Numer. Linear Algebra Appl. (in press)

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    Pasciak, Joseph

    and is in the public domain in the U.S.A. Contract/grant sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy by the University. The latter assumption is important since it allows for easy construction of nested multilevel spaces on regular auxiliary meshes. Numerical experiments in both two and three space dimensions illustrate

  18. Towards a fully automated protein structure classification: How to get CATH classification from FSSP Zscores

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    Domany, Eytan

    : Currently, each week about 50 new protein structures are made avail­ able in public databases. The attention of the recently proposed methods to derive energy functions to perform protein fold predictions rely in different the conformational space into structural hierarchies (nested groups) e.g. FSSP [7], CATH [8], SCOP [9], MMDB [10

  19. 3.A24 Freshman Seminar: The Engineering of Birds, Fall 2004

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    Gibson, Lorna J.

    Why are things in nature shaped the way they are? How do birds fly? Why do bird nests look the way they do? How do woodpeckers peck? These are the types of questions Dr. Lorna Gibson's freshman seminar at MIT has been ...

  20. Mixture Software Program Testing A.M. Dolph February 19, 2008 http://www.cstl.nist.gov/biotech/strbase/training/AAFS2008_MixtureWorkshop.htm 1

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    Mixture Software Program Testing ­ A.M. Dolph February 19, 2008 http dolph@marshall.edu Testing of Mixture Software Programs Outline · NEST work at Marshall University and Limitations · http://forensics.marshall.edu #12;Mixture Software Program Testing ­ A.M. Dolph February 19

  1. 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 (µg m-3) #12;Modelling Urban air pollution Regional

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 1 Files and Databases mass storage

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    Verschelde, Jan

    Outline 1 Files and Databases mass storage hash functions 2 Dictionaries logical key values nested Jan Verschelde, 28 January 2015 Intro to Computer Science (MCS 260) mass storage and dictionaries L-7 28 January 2015 1 / 32 #12;mass storage dictionaries in Python 1 Files and Databases mass storage

  5. Enhanced Management of Avian Breeding Habitat Injured by Response in the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and Mississippi

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    by response activities to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill negatively affected habitat necessary for beach known causes of disturbance to beach nesting habitat. Methods and Results of Offsets Estimation habitat. Photo: Chris Burney, Florida FWC Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees

  6. Improving Habitat Injured by Spill Response: Restoring the Night Sky

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    on reverse side). The project involves multiple components: ·Foreachconservationsiteidentified,assessments Horizon oil spill, such as heavy equipment operation and lighting the beaches at night, caused significant is to restore beach nesting habitat for sea turtles by replacing harmful artificial lighting. Methods

  7. Animal Model and INLA Ingelin Steinsland & Anna Marie Holand

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    Steinsland, Ingelin

    , islands The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a small passerine bird Sexually dimorphic Widely spread.e. by the corresponding pedigree. #12;Model, one bird For bird i (i = 1, . . . , 3373): yi = nf f =1 f ,l(i) + ui + i , yi all fledglings are marked and blood sample collected in the nest. Adult and fledged juveniles (birds

  8. Ian Jamieson's Other Publications (Excluding threatened species ecology and conservation see web-page)

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    Jamieson, Ian

    and harem size in the sexually dimorphic mountain stone weta Hemideina maori. Ecological Entomology 27: 41 in adjustment of individual clutch sizes in joint-nesting birds. In: Adams, N. and Slotow, R. (Eds, Johannesburg (1999). Jamieson, I.G. Testing reproductive skew models in a communally breeding bird, the pukeko

  9. Oecologia (Berlin) (1984) 65:51 57 Oecologia9 Springer-Verlag1984 Sexual differences in habitat use by small mammals

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    Morris, Douglas W.

    1984-01-01

    habitat use to suitable nesting areas. Sexual dimorphism in resource use is common in certain lizards (eg., Schoener 1967, 1968) and birds (e.g, Selander 1966; Storer 1966; Robins 1971; Hespenheide 1975), but sexualOecologia (Berlin) (1984) 65:51 57 Oecologia9 Springer-Verlag1984 Sexual differences in habitat use

  10. Dove Management in Texas 

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    Taylor, Ben; Johnson, Jason; Roberson, Jay; Schwertner, T. Wayne; Silvy, Nova; Linex, Ricky

    2006-05-03

    snakes, great-horned owls (Bubo virginianus) and hawks such as Cooper?s hawk (Ac- cipiter cooperi). Great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus) are considered to be serious nest predators on white-winged doves in South Texas. Weather and human...

  11. Does Evolution Point to a God? Queen's College 30/1/2011

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    Capdeboscq, Yves

    ­ wasting precious, limited resources on the elderly and the dying; people who will make no contribution the genes that built the rule, because the squawking, gaping objects in a bird's nest are normally its own float up to a height of about thirty feet above his backyard, where he would enjoy a few hours of flight

  12. MONTANA OUTDOORS 3130 MARCH APRIL 2014 FWP.MT.GOV/MTOUTDOORS Why mountain bluebirds

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    Duckworth, Renée

    MONTANA OUTDOORS 3130 MARCH APRIL 2014 FWP.MT.GOV/MTOUTDOORS TURF WAR TWIST Why mountain bluebirds are good for this species in western Montana valleys but don't benefit, in the long run, mountain bluebirds. Although mountain blue- birds also lost nesting sites, they had evolved to also use habitats at higher

  13. Detecc~ao de Intrusos Descentralizada em Redes de Sensores Sem Fio

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    Fonseca, Rodrigo

    a partir de eventos percebidos neste ambiente. Resultados de simulac¸ ~ao apresentam uma avaliac¸~ao da de energia na rede. 1. Introduc¸~ao Redes de Sensores sem Fio (RSSFs) constituem um novo paradigma de dados e possuem recursos limitados em termos de reserva de energia, largura de banda, capacidade de

  14. Marine Turtle Newsletter No. 134, 2012 -Page 21 Natal homing by an adult male green turtle at Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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    Florida, University of

    . SALMON and D.K. PEDERSON. 1988. Egg failure in natural and relocated turtle nests. Journal of Herpetology) sampled in the Greater Caribbean region carries just three common 490-base pair (bp) control region grounds (FitzSimmons et al. 1997); however the extent to which male natal homing occurs at other green

  15. 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.

    2009-02-01

    DOE’s 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.

  16. Final Project Report

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    Bogucz, E A

    2010-12-13

    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 DoE’s Builders Challenge Program and to recruit Syracuse, NY builders. Three homes in Syracuse’s 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 SyracuseCoE’s 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.

  17. Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Biomarkers of Exposure in Wading Birds and Fish of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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    Mora, Miguel A.

    Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Biomarkers of Exposure in Wading Birds and Fish of the Lower Rio. During 1997 we evaluated reproductive success in colonial water birds nesting in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), Texas, and correlated success with concentrations of contaminants in eggs. We also

  18. Alerting humanitarians to emergencies Sign me in automatically

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Alerting humanitarians to emergencies Username: Password: Sign me in automatically GET A PASSWORD't looking for good providers or even good company. They want only the best-looking birds, a research team an entire nest of some other male's young, Safran's team found. For their experiment, Safran and colleagues

  19. Cite as: Mortimer, J.A., T. Jupiter, J. Collie, R. Chapman, A. Liljevik, B. Betsy, R. Pimm, J. Stevenson, V. Laboudallon, M. Assary, D. Augeri & S. Pierce. in press. Trends in the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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    Prestwich, Ken

    to produce calipee for export to Europe reduced annual nesting numbers at Aldabra to well below 1,000 females the night in which they are categorised according to whether or not digging occurred (Mortimer 1997). `Tracks' are defined as emergences in which digging occurred, while `half-moons (HM)' or `emergences

  20. GOPHER TORTOISE FACT SHEET The gopher tortoise (Gopherus

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    Georgia, University of

    of shell), legs, head and neck are golden-yellow. Habitat Gopher tortoises dig burrows -- typically ranging burrows. For the gopher tortoise to thrive, the animal generally needs three things: well- drained sandy soil (for digging burrows), plenty of low plant growth (for food) and open, sunny areas (for nesting

  1. vol. 161, no. 2 the american naturalist february 2003 Timing Games in the Reproductive Phenology of Female

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    later. Later-breeding females may reuse previous nest sites, and their digging behavior is thought in longevity, a well-known phenomenon in the salmonid literature, and a seasonal decline in wait duration. Both% of territories being reused, dig-up is likely an im- portant selective force in this population. Keywords

  2. CV -UML 2003 Preliminary Version Specifying Component Behavior with Port

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    Machines (PSM) in UML 2.0 [13] describe valid sequences of opera- tion calls. To support modeling. Unfortunately, a PSM is applica- ble only to a single interface, either a provided or required one; moreover, nested calls cannot be modeled with a PSM. Furthermore, the definition of protocol con- formance

  3. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Jordi Figuerola Andy J. Green

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    Figuerola, Jordi

    to the fitness of individuals (Rockwell et al. 1987; Briskie and Sealy 1989; but see Ho^ rak et al. 1997; Heusmann 1972; Rohwer 1988). Secondly, clutch size could be limited by predation pressure during nesting (1991a) for general analyses on precocial and altricial birds). Laurila (1988) reported a significant

  4. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Jordi Figuerola Andy J. Green

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    Green, Andy J.

    is an important factor related to the fitness of individuals (Rockwell et al. 1987; Briskie and Sealy 1989 1951; Hilden 1964; Fredrickson 1969; Heusmann 1972; Rohwer 1988). Secondly, clutch size could birds). Laurila (1988) reported a significant effect of nest placement on clutch size in waterfowl, due

  5. Analise Destendenciada das Flutuac~oes da Variabilidade da Frequ^encia Cardiaca: Melhorias e Aplicac~oes

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    Carvalho, João Luiz

    ´alise da variabilidade da frequ^encia card´iaca (HRV): permite detectar anormalidades no controle nervoso. Neste trabalho: Propomos melhorias no software que realiza a an´alise DFA da HRV (Figura 1) [3´alise destendenciada da HRV [3]. An´alise Destendenciada das Flutua¸c~oes 1) Obt´em-se o sinal de HRV (intervalos RR

  6. The subref package Jesse A. Tov

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    2011/04/06. 1 Introduction The purpose of this package is to make it easy to refer to labels nestedThe subref package Jesse A. Tov tov@ccs.neu.edu This document corresponds to subref v0.2, dated{thm:ex-first}). We use the commands \\labeli, \\labelii, \\labeliii, and \\labeliv to label up to four levels

  7. BREEDING AND FORAGING ECOLOGY OF AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS IN THE CAPE ROMAIN REGION, SOUTH CAROLINA

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    Jodice, Patrick

    BREEDING AND FORAGING ECOLOGY OF AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS IN THE CAPE ROMAIN REGION, SOUTH CAROLINA of American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) in South Carolina make their nests on narrow, elevated the Cape Romain Region of South Carolina during the breeding seasons of 2006 and 2007. I identified timing

  8. PROVISIONING AND PREY QUALITY IN BROWN PELICANS (PELECANUS OCCIDENTALIS) IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, SOUTH CAROLINA

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    Jodice, Patrick

    , SOUTH CAROLINA A Thesis Presented to the Graduate School of Clemson University In Partial Fulfillment occidentalis) nesting at a colony in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina during the 2006 breeding season on the coast of South Carolina. Some of these fish species are likely only available in the seabirds' diet

  9. IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 39, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2004 2139 A 14-b 12-MS/s CMOS Pipeline ADC

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    Zakhor, Avideh

    -to-digital converter (ADC) using a passive capacitor error- averaging technique and a nested CMOS gain-boosting technique is described. The converter is optimized for low-voltage low-power applications by applying at the circuit level. Prototyped in a 0.18- m 6M-1P CMOS process, this converter achieves a peak signal

  10. ORIGINAL PAPER Wintering forest birds roost in areas of higher sun radiation

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    Carrascal, Luis M.

    temperatures, and higher solar radiation in order to minimize thermoregulation costs during resting time situations). We employ GIS methods to quantify solar radiation at each location surrounding the nest boxes with higher solar radiation, where the period of light available for foraging is extended and thermoregulation

  11. HABITS AND LIFE HISTORY OF THE TOADFISH (OPSANUS TAU)

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    of the embryonic shield h h _ _ h _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ lICO Differentiation of the embryo h _ h C h h or in shallow pans under jets of running salt water, or in a large tank 3K by 7K feet, filled with fresh salt; in others nests without any fish; while in the tank there were always numbers of fish, both adults and half

  12. Cayman Turtles in the Eye of the Hurricane Two Cayman turtles survived Hurricane Wilma at sea, when

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    Exeter, University of

    Cayman Turtles in the Eye of the Hurricane Two Cayman turtles survived Hurricane Wilma at sea, when rode out the hurricane at depths of several hundred feet below the surface, though they must have nesting, they migrate back to feeding grounds 2) "Lost years" in the open ocean Turtle hatching drifting

  13. TP de programmation no 6 Julien Reichert

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    Doyen, Laurent

    (attention à bien mettre une espace avant, ce qui n'est d'ailleurs pas le cas en Caml light). L'espace est en fait un délimiteur, car on peut choisir l'écran où ouvrir la fenêtre graphique en le précisant avant l'espace

  14. Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, Marseille, 2014 Une valuation approfondie de diffrentes mthodes

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    ces distributions dans un modèle d'espace vectoriel. En revanche, il n'est pas trivial de combiner les modèle d'espace vectoriel. En comparaison avec les études manuelles de la sémantique formelle lexicale

  15. 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

    but not between color morphs. Model selection analysis using logistic exposure revealed that neither plumage morph suggests other factors may influence the maintenance of color dimorphism in Reddish Egrets. Received 21 October 2011, accepted 7 March 2012. Key words.--Egretta rufescens, logistic exposure, nest initiation

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

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    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

  17. Adaptive Grids for Weather and Climate Models C. Jablonowski

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    Stout, Quentin F.

    Adaptive Grids for Weather and Climate Models C. Jablonowski National Center for Atmospheric have been discussed in the literature. Nested-grid approaches are widely used at National Weather.: ADAPTIVE GRIDS FOR WEATHER AND CLIMATE MODELS two grids coincide. Other variable-resolution models

  18. 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

  19. Whooping crane (Grus americana) demography and environmental factors in a population growth simulation model 

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    Gil de Weir, Karine

    2006-08-16

    years of nest monitoring data, and 20 years of winter reports to estimate age-specific mortality and fecundity rates. The resulting life table yielded an intrinsic rate of increase (r) of 0.14/y, a net reproductive rate (Ro) of 6.4/y, and a mean length...

  20. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Ponderosa Commons Energy Conservation Studies

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    . The options, fabric curtains, `Nest' Programmable Thermostats and High-resolution Real time-built Ponderosa Phase 1, 2 and 3 student residences used as a case study. Four options. The four proposed options are the use of fabric curtains (as opposed to venetian

  1. Food supplementation leads to bottom-up and top-down foodhostparasite interactions

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    Zanette, Liana

    Food supplementation leads to bottom-up and top-down food­host­parasite interactions Liana Zanette1 `bottom-up' effects because we previously found that food supplemented sparrows better eluded nest results to the contrary. Food supplemented sparrows were parasitized as often as non-food supplemented

  2. Utilizac~ao de Chaves em Algoritmos de Detecc~ao de Diferencas para XML

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    Hara, Carmem Satie

    Utilizac¸~ao de Chaves em Algoritmos de Detecc¸~ao de Diferenc¸as para XML Rodrigo C. Santos 1 of the algorithm. Resumo. Algoritmos de detecc¸~ao de diferenc¸as para documentos XML reali- zam uma an no mundo real e que portanto devem ser casados pelo algoritmo. A abordagem proposta neste artigo consiste

  3. 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

  4. Development of sustainable harvest strategies for cellulose-based biofuels: The effect of intensity and season of harvest on cellulosic feedstock and

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    Development of sustainable harvest strategies for cellulose-based biofuels: The effect of intensity Station. #12;v Abstract Development of sustainable harvest strategies for cellulose-based biofuels nesting and cellulosic biofuel production. The objectives of this project were to- (1) determine

  5. Composing and Controlling Search in Reasoning Theories using Mappings

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    Coglio, Alessandro

    Composing and Controlling Search in Reasoning Theories using Mappings Alessandro Coglio 1 , Fausto for the control of search, as mappings between reasoning theories. We define composability and composition using theory: ERths, nested ERThs (NERThs), and also ERThs and NERThs with annotated assertions for the control

  6. Please cite this article in press as: van Wijk BCM, et al. Parametric estimation of cross-frequency coupling. J Neurosci Methods (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.01.032

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    Penny, Will

    2015-01-01

    . · The GLM offers a good trade-off between computation time and statistical power. · Other predictors Keywords: Nested oscillations Beta band Deep brain stimulation (DBS) Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Power.C.M. van Wijk). looking at the spectral power of signals originating from single brain regions

  7. GEOLOGY, November2007 1019Geology, November 2007; v. 35; no. 11; p. 10191022; doi: 10.1130/G24141A.1; 3 figures; 1 table; Data Repository item 2007250. 2007 The Geological Society of America. For permission to copy, contact Copyright Permissions, GSA, or

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    Bindeman, Ilya N.

    and post- caldera lavas of the Heise volcanic field, a nested caldera complex in the Snake River Plain known low-18 O magma in the Snake River Plain and worldwide. The post-Kilgore low 18 O volcanism likely be generally applicable to older caldera complexes in the Snake River Plain that are poorly exposed. Keywords

  8. Influence of HSX Geometry on Drift Waves Tariq Rafiq and C.C. Hegna

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    Hudson, Stuart

    Influence of HSX Geometry on Drift Waves Tariq Rafiq and C.C. Hegna US/Japan meeting 2006 #12 and Magnetic Geometry #12;The Equilibrium The VMEC code is used to generate equilibrium data for the nested electron drift wave model, numerical method and numerical results #12;The eigenvalue equation: Using

  9. Research Note Effects of Coastal Lighting on Foraging Behavior

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    Branch, Lyn C.

    , particularly in coastal systems. Light pollution alters the behavior of sea turtles during nesting; therefore light affects the behavior of terrestrial species in coastal areas and that light pollution deserves, light pollution, Peromyscus polionotus leucocephalus, Santa Rosa beach mice Efectos del Alumbrado

  10. www.landesbioscience.com Communicative & Integrative Biology 1 Communicative & Integrative Biology 3:1, 1-3; January/February 2010; 2010 Landes Bioscience

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    Sokolowski, Marla

    adult rovers display greater post-feeding locomotion.13 Drosophila for is implicated in metabolic from nursing to foraging that occurs as workers mature. In the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, mutating, where young workers perform tasks such as nursing inside the colony and move outside the nest to fill

  11. Mushroom body structural change is associated with division of labor in eusocial wasp workers (Polybia aequatorialis, Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

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    O'Donnell, Sean

    eusocial insect workers exhibit age-related division of labor. Adults begin working inside the nest, moving whether eusocial wasp workers (Polybia aequatorialis) exhibit similar changes in adult neuroanatomy. Wasps relative to the Kenyon cell body region, than do nurse bees. This difference is more strongly related

  12. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(4):806809, 2010 Response to Nestling Throat Ligatures by Three Songbirds

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    Watkins, Joseph C.

    with Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia), observed adult Yellow- breasted Chats (Icteria virens) reclaim food from nestlings, and discontinued the use of throat ligatures when we observed an adult Abert's Towhee (Pipilo aberti) remove two, 3­4-day-old ligatured nestlings from its nest. Previous studies have reported

  13. Response of sire and family group to post-mortem electrical stimulation 

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    Metteauer, Eric Allen

    2009-05-15

    Beef carcasses from F2 Nellore × Angus (n = 181) and half-blood Bos indicus × Bos taurus (n = 57) were used to evaluate the responsiveness of sire and family groups nested within sires to post-mortem electrical stimulation (ES). In the F2 population...

  14. Research Article Spatial Heterogeneity in Habitat Selection

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    inference and ineffective management. We present the first application of geographically weighted logistic the ecological effects of habitat components. ß 2012 The Wildlife Society. KEY WORDS geographically weighted regression to habitat selection by a wildlife species. As a case study, we examined nest site selection

  15. 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

  16. Uma Experi^encia de Sincronizac~ao de Bases de Dados Relacionais Utilizando SyncML

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    Hara, Carmem Satie

    protocolo SyncML neste contexto s~ao tamb´em apresentados. 1. Introduc¸~ao O aumento do n´umero de entre uma ferramenta de gerenciamento de projetos (GP) com uma ferramenta de agenda pes- soal, esta relacionais (SGBDR) propriet´arios. O GSMS utiliza como protocolo de sincronizac¸~ao o Sync

  17. 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

  18. FUNCTION OF THE COMPRESSED TAIL OF SURFACE SWIMMING MUSKRATS (ONDATRA ZZBETHICUS)

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    Fish, Frank

    ponds at the Limnology Research Laboratory on the campus of Michigan State University. The ponds had, which grew in the ponds, was readily consumed by the muskrats and used for bedding material. The diet was supplemented with apples. The ponds were equipped with platforms above the water. Nest boxes were provided

  19. SALMONELLA ENTERICA SUBSP. ENTERICA IN CATTLE EGRET (BUBULCUS IBIS) CHICKS FROM CENTRAL TEXAS: PREVALENCE,

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    Mora, Miguel A.

    SALMONELLA ENTERICA SUBSP. ENTERICA IN CATTLE EGRET (BUBULCUS IBIS) CHICKS FROM CENTRAL TEXAS: Cattle Egrets have a worldwide distribution, feed in proximity to cattle and other domestic animals, and often nest in large colonies in urban woodlots. Over a 3-yr period, nestlings from five Cattle Egret

  20. PERSPECTIVE Interpreting habitat distribution models of an elusive

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    Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 Y. Zharikov (&) Pacific Rim National Park of confirmed nest-sites found in coastal old-growth forest of the Pacific North-West. We believe our study

  1. Evoluindo para uma Arquitetura de Groupware Baseada em Componentes: o Estudo de Caso do Learningware AulaNet

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    Barbosa, Alberto

    Evoluindo para uma Arquitetura de Groupware Baseada em Componentes: o Estudo de Caso do desenvolvimento baseado em componentes. Neste artigo é proposta uma novaarquitetura baseada em J2EE para o ambiente AulaNet, um ambiente de ensino-aprendizagem na Web. Pretende-se utilizar esta arquitetura como

  2. MEMRIA DA AUDINCIA PBLICA REALIZADA NO DIA 10.07.2013, NAS DEPENDNCIAS DO AUDITRIO DO CSE-UFSC

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    Hanazaki, Natalia

    dois semestres de bolsa, além do tempo regular de integralização do curso. 2)Valor da Bolsa: Alguns estudantes voltaram a insistir que o valor da bolsa da UFSC deveria ser de um salário mínimo mais 10%, sendo temas mais polêmicos. Neste caso, destacamos: 1)Tempo de duração da bolsa: Apenas alguns estudantes

  3. BOLSA DE OBJECTOS DE APRENDIZAGEM Patrcia Alexandra de Sousa Castanheira Dinis Duarte Silva

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    Aprendizagem" (BOA), o qual é desenvolvido de acordo com a metáfora da bolsa de valores, e que introduz umaBOLSA DE OBJECTOS DE APRENDIZAGEM Patrícia Alexandra de Sousa Castanheira Dinis Duarte Silva, e também limitações ou constrangimentos. Neste âmbito, é proposto o sistema "Bolsa de Objectos de

  4. Article pour le n10 de la revue Sociologies Pratiques SOCIOLOGIE et MANAGEMENT Allers et retours

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    Boyer, Edmond

    certifications en France, 96196 en Europe et 203098 dans le monde2 . La norme ISO 14001 propose aux acteurs rapport d'audit est concluant. La certification selon la norme ISO 14001 n'est pas la seule possibilité'évaluation, la certification selon ISO 14001 et l'EMAS sont très proches dans leur fonctionnement et dans leurs

  5. Matrices as Babushka dolls: from the Conley index to symbolic dynamics

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    Chen, Yiling

    Matrices as Babushka dolls: from the Conley index to symbolic dynamics Rafael Frongillo University matricies This procession of "nested" matricies is a lot like... 2 #12;Babushka dolls: a (perhaps) useful analogy The dolls: 1. index map 2. index map with transient generators removed 3. induced symbol system

  6. In How Many Ways Can You Reassemble Several Russian Dolls? Doron ZEILBERGER1

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    Zeilberger, Doron

    In How Many Ways Can You Reassemble Several Russian Dolls? Doron ZEILBERGER1 Dedicated to my" that could mean "my ball" but also "Lee [Segal]'s ball". One day I got as a present a set of "Russian Dolls" (a.k.a. as Matryoshkas or Babushkas), which is a nested set of dolls. Trying to test Joel's knowledge

  7. Treebased RDS 1 Introduction

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    Rossi, Francesca

    @iiia.csic.es marti@iiia.csic.es Tree­based Russian Doll Search: Preliminary Results Pedro Meseguer and Mart'i S03­02. Russian Doll Search performs successive searches on nested subprob­ lems, without consider, optimization, Max­CSP, russian doll search. When solving a Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP), one has

  8. BY LAUREN GRAVITZ estern honeybees (Apis mel-

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    Ha, Taekjip

    - iour can affect dynamics of the entire hive. "We have a nested Russian-doll model," says Robinson. Each doll can be studied as a sepa- rate entity yet fits neatly into the whole. And with this model, researchers hope to tease out the many layers of a complex system. HIVE MIND The outermost doll -- the one

  9. The Pursuit of U.S. Women’s Reproductive Rights: From the Nineteenth Century to the Present 

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    Blakley, John David

    2006-08-16

    the knowledge while in Europe. In the pamphlet, she suggested as methods of birth control the use of quinine to ?prevent the ovum from making its nest in the lining of the womb,? as well as ?a very good laxative? to ?assist with the menstrual flow.?? If a...

  10. A Majestic And Raucous Gathering of Sandhill Cranes Jeff Mitton

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    Mitton, Jeffry B.

    , Louisiana, Texas, Mexico, New Mexico and California. Two migration routes are local. Cranes overwintering. The largest migration begins in Texas and Mexico and pauses at the Platte and North Platte Rivers in Nebraska in the San Luis Valley on their migration to nesting areas in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana

  11. 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. Vázquez,a,b * Juan A development, storing nutrients and water, providing a major source of energy and nutrients, serving

  12. 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

  13. The Evolution of Altruism in Insects -A R. Gadagkar

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    Gadagkar, Raghavendra

    . By multivariate statisitical analysis of this variation, we have been able to classify the members of a colony the intra-nidal tasks of building the nest and caring for the brood (Fig. 4). The Sitters and Fighters reprod uctives. The Sitters seem to conserve energy by spending a large proportiOII #12;#12;#12;Evolution

  14. Population Dynamics of Plain Chachalacas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley 

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    Gandaria, Adan G.

    2011-02-22

    National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, Texas, 2004?????????????.. 4 2 Seasonal survival for radio-tagged plain chachalacas by sex and season (breeding, December?March; nesting, April?July), Santa Ana... National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, Texas, 2004....................................... 8 3 Seasonal ranges (95% probability area) and core areas (50% probability area) for radio-tagged plain chachalacas by sex...

  15. Word sense disambiguation through lattice learning

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    Stickgold, Eli (Eli B.)

    2011-01-01

    The question of how a computer reading a text can go from a word to its meaning is an open and difficult one. The WordNet[3] lexical database uses a system of nested supersets to allow programs to be specific as to what ...

  16. Multi-Amalgamation in Adhesive Categories

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    Habel, Annegret

    Multi-Amalgamation in Adhesive Categories Ulrike Golas1 , Hartmut Ehrig1 , and Annegret Habel2 1 of amalgamation in this paper in the framework of adhesive categories for a bundle of rules with (nested) application conditions. In fact, it is also valid for weak adhesive HLR categories. The main result

  17. Honey Bees In and Around Buildings 

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    Sansone, Chris; Merchant, Michael E.

    2005-04-25

    Wasps are more often a problem around homes than honey bees, but bees do sometimes swarm or build nests near homes, or even in the walls of homes and other structures. This publication explains how to identify and manage foraging bees, swarms...

  18. This is the author's version of a work that was submitted/accepted for pub-lication in the following source

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    Liang, Huizhi "Elly"

    and embed stigmergy in Web 2.0 sites. This paper focuses on the sub-topic of site UI design and stigmergic. INTRODUCTION Our research analyses a number of User Interface (UI) designs within popular Web 2.0 sites. The UI and nest building [1]. While we observe that popular Web 2.0 sites contain these features

  19. Population Dynamics of Northern Bobwhites in Southern Texas 

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    Demaso, Stephen

    2010-01-16

    Northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) are an important cultural, ecological, and economical part of the southern Texas landscape. I used radio-telemetry data from 2000?2005, part of a long-term, bobwhite study in southern Texas, to test the nest...

  20. The Soprants: conceptual and technical framework for a 3D interactive video game 

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    Nakamura, Tatsuya

    2006-10-30

    in the game behave similar to leaf-cutter ants. A 3D game environment based on a real ant colony nest is created and used for prototyping the game. Insect behavior based on behavior of real ants is implemented in an interactive 3D environment. The cinematic...

  1. YellowjacketsYellowjackets Yellowjacket wasps prey on other insects

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    Ishida, Yuko

    can reduce populations. F Yellowjackets are 1 /2 to 1 inch long with jagged bright yellow and dark paper nests under eaves, and are rarely aggressive. F Mud daubers are dark-colored and thread the UC IPM Web site at www.ipm.ucanr.edu. What you use in your landscape affects our rivers and oceans

  2. 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

  3. Copeia, 1990(3), pp . 802--81 7 The Influence of Beach Sand Characteristics o n

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    Prestwich, Ken

    turtles (Chelonia mydas) at covehead beaches differing in substrate composition on Ascension Id eggs are exposed particularly temperature, moisture, and gas concentrations have a profound ef- fect and Packard, 1988), th e environment inside natural nests is not well known, hence the ecological relevance

  4. HOME GROUNDS & ANIMALS 2014 Nuisance Insects of the House and Yard: Insects in Recreation Areas 6-1

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    are attracted to electrical currents and will nest in and around heat pumps, junction boxes, traffic lights is to be used for fire ant control in the quarantine areas of Virginia. Individual mound treatments and baiting portion of fire ant spread within the U.S. Mound Treatments When treating individual fire ant

  5. Biohazard Clean-up Why should you care about biohazard clean-up?

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    Ishida, Yuko

    , and cockroach urine and feces can contaminate play areas, toys, food contact surfaces, and utensils. Some with a vacuum or by sweeping. When complete, dispose of protective clothing and disinfect boots. Rodent attention to dead rodents, rodent nests, droppings, food, or items contaminated by rodents. Thoroughly soak

  6. 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

    2009-05-15

    The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii, is recovering from devastating declines that reduced nesting activity from a single-day estimate of 10,000- 40,000 females in 1947 to fewer than 300 during all of 1985. ...

  7. Effective heritability of targets of sex-ratio selection under environmental sex determination

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    Janzen, Fredric

    Effective heritability of targets of sex-ratio selection under environmental sex determination S. E, 2008; Robinson et al., 2009). In many organisms, sex of the offspring is determined by environmental-by-environment interaction; nest-site choice; phenotypic plasticity; sex ratio; temperature-dependent sex determination

  8. #include #include

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    Kessler, Christoph

    ] (where a[n] = +infty). C's * bsearch() can't be used, it requires a[j]==key. */ int findloc( void *key Combine­CRCW BSP­Quicksort * variant by Gerbessiotis/Valiant JPDC 22(1994) * implemented in NestStep­C. */ int N=10; // default value /** findloc(): find largest index j in [0..n­1] with * a[j

  9. FRONTISPIECE. Three-striped Warblers (Basileuterus tristriatus) were studied in the northern Andes of Venezuela. Temperate and tropical parulids differ strongly in life histories. Three-striped Warblers have smaller clutches, longer

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    of Venezuela. Temperate and tropical parulids differ strongly in life histories. Three-striped Warblers have(4):667­678, 2009 BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE THREE-STRIPED WARBLER IN VENEZUELA: A CONTRAST BETWEEN TROPICAL traits of the Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus) from 146 nests in Venezuela and compare

  10. BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (ZIMMERIUS CHRYSOPS) IN VENEZUELA

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (ZIMMERIUS CHRYSOPS) IN VENEZUELA WILLIAM GOULDING1 Park, Venezuela during the 2002 to 2008 breeding seasons. The enclosed nest was similar to descriptions, it is broadly distributed with a range that extends from Peru, north through the Andes to Colombia and Venezuela

  11. Phylogenetic analysis of sclerospora graminicola using internal transcribed spaced region-2 

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    Viswanathan, Aparna

    2004-09-30

    The internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) from fourteen samples of Sclerospora graminicola was amplified using a nested PCR. These regions of the rDNA were amplified by a combination of conserved primers (ITS 1 and 6 and ITS 3 and 4...

  12. 13 September 198 8 BIOL . SOC. WASH .

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    Prestwich, Ken

    13 September 198 8 BIOL . SOC. WASH . BULL . NO. 8 . 1988, pp . 116-128 GREEN TURTLE NESTING--8000 at the turn of the cen- tury (Mortimer 1985) to well below 100 0 during the 1960's and 1970's (Hirth & Car r

  13. FEATURE ARTICLES Group Decision Making

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    FEATURE ARTICLES Group Decision Making in Honey Bee Swarms When 10,000 bees go house hunting, how a neighboring colony. A striking example of decision mak- ing by an animal group is the choice of a nesting site paper on house hunting by honey bees. Lindauer was then a postdtx:toral stu- dent at the University

  14. Journal of Applied Ecology 2007

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    Journal of Applied Ecology 2007 44, 748­759 © 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 British, distribution, edge, marbled murrelets, model transferability, old-growth Journal of Applied Ecology (2007) 44-nesting Alcid © 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 British Ecological Society, Journal of Applied

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

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    adjusted the number of releases according to relocation rates from a telemetry study. The abundance interests by commercial watermen, birdwatchers, biopharmaceutical companies, and eco-tourists (Odell et al; whereas wave energy is only a contributing factor because typical estuarine waves do reach nest depth

  16. Single Inductor, Multiple Input, Multiple Output (SIMIMO) Power MixerChargerSupply System

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    nested hysteretic- mode dual-loop control architecture, regulating both the fuel cell current-charger-supply system is therefore proposed for a hybrid fuel cell­lithium ion source. The SIMIMO system adopts a novel and simulated, regulating the fuel cell current to 10mA and output voltage to 1.8V within ±20mV. Categories

  17. POPULATION TRENDS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE BANK SWALLOW (RIPARIA RIPARIA) ON THE SACRAMENTO RIVER, CALIFORNIA1

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    , CALIFORNIA1 Barrett A. Garrison, Ronald W. Schlorff, Joan M. Humphrey, Stephen A. Laymon, and Frank J. Michny, California. 2 Barrett A. Garrison and Frank J. Michny, Wildlife Biologist and Fish and Wildlife Biologist, loamy, and sandy soils close to water for nesting (Freer 1977; Garrison and others 1987; Spencer 1962

  18. 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.

    2004-12-31

    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.

  19. Stephen C. Pratt Decentralized control of drone comb construction in honey bee colonies

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    Pratt, Stephen

    Stephen C. Pratt Decentralized control of drone comb construction in honey bee colonies Received with two types of comb distinguished by cell size: large cells for rearing males (drone comb) and small of drone comb in a nest is governed by negative feedback from drone comb already constructed. This feedback

  20. 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 (Márquez in the oceanic realm of the central North Pacific Ocean are of Japanese stock (Dutton et al., 1998). Tagging

  1. On the Importance of Source Classification in Wyner-Ziv Video Coding

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    Li, Xin

    to conventional video coding where R-D op- timization stays with the encoder. By combining powerful LDPC codes years after Slepian and Wolf's theorem24 on lossless distributed coding, practical SW coding algorithms algorithms (e.g., nested lattice codes13, 22, 28, 32 ) which are the lossy counterpart of SW coding. The gap

  2. Duffy & Capece: Depredation of seabirds in Hawai'i 149 Marine Ornithology 42: 149152 (2014)

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    2014-01-01

    seabirds in Hawai'i, the feral cat Felis catus and small Indian mongoose Herpestes javanicus {syn. H cats Felis catus for burrowing seabirds, particularly the endangered Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma, Felis catus, Hawaii, Herpestes javanicus, islands, mongoose, nesting burrows, Pterodroma sandwichensis

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

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    Menzel, Randolf - Institut für 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. Hierarchical Models for Service-oriented Roberto Bruni1

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    Bruni, Roberto

    of hierarchical graphs: a suitable algebra of hierarchical graphs and two domains of interpretations. Each domain of interpretation focuses on a particular perspective of the graph hierarchy: the top view (nested boxes) is based on a notion of embedded graphs while the side view (tree hierarchy) is based on gs-graphs. Our algebra can

  5. Seismic stratigraphy and quaternary evolution of the New York Bight Inner Continental Shelf 

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    Lotto, Linda L

    2000-01-01

    Approximately 5,300 km of digitally recorded high-resolution, nested, single-channel, seismic-refection data (2.46 m³ watergun, 200-500 Hz Geopulse acoustic source, and a CHIRP 2-7 kHz subbottom profiler) and coincident ...

  6. Impact of meteorological data resolution on the forecasted ozone concentrations during the

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    Menut, Laurent

    al., 1997). Nested modeling with finer grids over urban area is thus often used for air quality as a complex meteorology. During the whole summer 2001, the chemistry-transport model CHIMERE was used-scale dynamics (sea breezes and orographical winds). To estimate the impact of meteorological forcing

  7. Celia H, Clegg C, Robinson MA, Siebers PO, Aickelin U and Sprigg C (2007): 'Using Intelligent Agents to understand organisational behaviour',

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    2007-01-01

    AICKELIN, C SPRIGG Institute of affiliation: H CELIA, Leeds University Business School, C CLEGG, Leeds University Business School, M A ROBINSON, Leeds University Business School, P OLAF-SIEBERS, School). In the first, labelled 'mass recruitment', each ant leaves the nest randomly seeking food, laying down

  8. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE 1

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    Hudson, Stuart

    the self-organized nature of the SHAx state is presented. Index Terms--Magnetic confinement, plasma magnetic topologies, including islands and chaotic field regions as well as regions of continuously nested of MRxMHD to handle very complex magnetic topologies. Inside the transport barrier, the magnetic field

  9. ICAM/MAP 2005 On the Bora Breakthrough

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    Gohm, Alexander

    emanating from Vratnik Pass) RAMS model domain 5 jet CRI flow RAMS simulation (07 UTC, D5) / wind speed #12 of a mountain gap during the breakthrough phase, which is characterized by gap jets, wakes, and rotors model RAMS (6 nested domains, x=800 m in D5 and 267 m in D6) Shallow-water model (Schär and Smith 1993

  10. Observational and Numerical of the Adriatic Bora

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    Gohm, Alexander

    and radiosoundings) 2. Mesoscale numerical model RAMS: · 5 or 6 nested grids · Horizontal mesh size as low as 800 m RAMS domain 5 #12;The event ­ 28 March 2002: · Deep bora: deep NE flow, no critical level field: · The bora flow weakens and separates during daytime. RAMS vertical transects across Vratnik Pass

  11. Christine BRACQUENIER Professeur de grammaire et linguistique russes

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    Boyer, Edmond

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

  12. Spatial variation in keystone effects: small mammal diversity associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies

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    Collinge, Sharon K.

    Spatial variation in keystone effects: small mammal diversity associated with black-tailed prairie composition have earned them status as a keystone species. We examined the impact of black-tailed prairie dogs the species' geographic range. We posed 2 nested hypotheses: 1) prairie dogs function as a keystone species

  13. Burrowing Owls in the Pacific Autumn 2014

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    Brown, Sally

    #12;10/12/2014 7 Conservation Outlook Issues · Lack of data · Conflicting interests · Nest mostly, version 1.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Breeding Bird Survey data, 1985-1991. Scale represents (NatureServe) Breeding distribution of the burrowing owl in the US & Canada (Breeding Bird Survey) Why

  14. WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS

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    Kranakis, Evangelos

    1 WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS Ce n'est pas possible!. . .This thing speaks! Dom Pedro II, 1876 topic of signaling that makes communication possible in all wireless systems. Nowadays, wireless Michel Barbeau and Evangelos Kranakis 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL #12;2 WIRELESS

  15. 1999 Macmillan Magazines Ltd oughly 50 million years ago in South

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    Miller, Scott

    an agrarian lifestyle. Entering into a partnership with a parasol mushroom, these agricultural pioneers species of fungus, on which theyfeed;thattheyare,inreality,mushroom growers and eaters". Belt's revelation from existing gardens. A foundress ant queen carries a small pellet of fungus from her mother's nest

  16. Errors Characteristics of Two Grid Refinement Approaches in Aquaplanet Simulations: MPAS-A and WRF

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    Hagos, Samson M.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Rauscher, Sara; Ringler, Todd

    2013-09-01

    This study compares the error characteristics associated with two grid refinement approaches including global variable resolution and nesting for high resolution regional climate modeling. The global variable resolution model, Model for Prediction Across Scales-Atmosphere (MPAS-A), and the limited area model, Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, are compared in an idealized aqua-planet context. For MPAS-A, simulations have been performed with a quasi-uniform resolution global domain at coarse (1°) and high (0.25°) resolution, and a variable resolution domain with a high resolution region at 0.25° configured inside a coarse resolution global domain at 1° resolution. Similarly, WRF has been configured to run on a coarse (1°) and high (0.25°) tropical channel domain as well as a nested domain with a high resolution region at 0.25° nested two-way inside the coarse resolution (1°) tropical channel. The variable resolution or nested simulations are compared against the high resolution simulations. Both models respond to increased resolution with enhanced precipitation. Limited and significant reduction in the ratio of convective to non-convective precipitation. The limited area grid refinement induces zonal asymmetry in precipitation (heating), accompanied by zonal anomalous Walker like circulations and standing Rossby wave signals. Within the high resolution limited area, the zonal distribution of precipitation is affected by advection in MPAS-A and by the nesting strategy in WRF. In both models, 20 day Kelvin waves propagate through the high-resolution domains fairly unaffected by the change in resolution (and the presence of a boundary in WRF) but increased resolution strengthens eastward propagating inertio-gravity waves.

  17. 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.

    2010-01-01

    DOE’s 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.

  18. 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)

    2012-08-07

    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.

  19. Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector

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    Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew

    2013-05-28

    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.

  20. Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector

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    Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew

    2014-02-18

    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.