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  1. Northeastern REMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) is a consumer-owned corporation that supplies electric power to more than 25,000 members in Northeastern Indiana. Northeastern REMC offers...

  2. Modeling Web Interactions Paul Graunke (Northeastern University),

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    Modeling Web Interactions Paul Graunke (Northeastern University), Robert Bruce Findler (University) Abstract. Programmers confront a minefield when they design interactive Web programs. Web interactions take place via Web browsers. With browsers, con- sumers can whimsically navigate among the various stages

  3. Temporal variations in temperature over Northeastern Africa 

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    Peterson, Robby Douglas

    1994-01-01

    unavailable data from Northeastern Africa from 1900 to 1950, the data are analyzed to determine whether thermal patterns are identifiable in maximum and minimum temperatures over smaller scales in the tropics and sub-tropics. First, the Alexandersson Test...

  4. Natural gas pricing in the Northeastern U.S.

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    Gunnarshaug, Jasmin

    1998-01-01

    This paper examines natural gas pricing at five citygate locations in the northeastern United States using daily and weekly price series for the years 1994-97. In particular, the effects of the natural gas price at Henry ...

  5. Ecology and Geography of Plague Transmission Areas in Northeastern Brazil

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    Giles, John R.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Ameida, Alzira

    2011-01-04

    Plague in Brazil is poorly known and now rarely seen, so studies of its ecology are difficult. We used ecological niche models of historical (1966-present) records of human plague cases across northeastern Brazil to assess hypotheses regarding...

  6. Gas lines chasing huge northeastern market

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    Watts, J.

    1982-03-01

    Gas for the Northeastern US market is the driving force behind three proposed projects to bring Canadian gas to the New England-New York area: the 360-mile New England States pipeline (Algonquin Gas Transmission Co., Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., Texas Eastern Transmission Corp., and Nova, an Alberta Corp.); the 261-mile Boundary Gas project (with Boundary Gas Inc., a consortium of 14 gas utilities with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. providing transportation); and the 158-mile Niagara pipeline (Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp.). Although none has yet received government (US and Canadian) approval, at least one project - the New England States line - is expected to be operational by 1984, bringing 305 million CF of natural gas daily for US residential and industrial markets. Both countries stand to benefit from the three projects. For Canada, the sale of gas to New England provides a steady market for massive quantities of gas makes building a pipeline from gas-rich Alberta (that will also serve eastern Canada) economically feasible, and ensures the existence of a transportation network in the Maritime provinces for use when production begins off Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. For the US, the gas from Canada will help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil and provide additional supplies during the peakload winter season.

  7. Macrurous Decapods from the Bearpaw Shale (Cretaceous: Campanian) of Northeastern Montana

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    Kammer, Thomas

    Macrurous Decapods from the Bearpaw Shale (Cretaceous: Campanian) of Northeastern Montana Rodney M THE BEARPAW SHALE (CRETACEOUS: CAMPANIAN) OF NORTHEASTERN MONTANA RODNEY M. FELDMANN, GALE A. BISHOP Shale of north- eastern Montana were studied to characterize the occurrence, preservation

  8. Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil drilling platform in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico#12;Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill ecosystem in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (NEGOM) from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (April ­ July 2010

  9. Verified Compilers for a Multi-Language World Northeastern University

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    Ahmed, Amal

    Verified Compilers for a Multi-Language World Amal Ahmed Northeastern University amal@ccs.neu.edu Abstract Though there has been remarkable progress on formally verified compilers in recent years, most of these compilers suffer from a serious limitation: they are proved correct under the assumption that they will only

  10. Model of the midcontinent rift system in northeastern Kansas

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    Woelk, T.S.; Hinze, W.J. (Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (USA))

    1991-03-01

    Recent drilling of the midcontinent rift system in northeastern Kansas reveals a transposed Keweenawan stratigraphy of mafic volcanic rocks overlying thick clastic sedimentary rocks. A reprocessed version of COCORP Kansas Line 1 indicates that the drillhole penetrated a series of west-dipping reflectors associated with a reverse fault bounding the east side of the rift basin. Reanalysis of the original COCORP line also reveals a west-bounding reverse fault and evidence of crustal thickening. This information is integrated with gravity and magnetic data to define a model of the rift in northeastern Kansas. The model, consisting of an asymmetric basin bounded by reverse faults with thickened crust beaneath the rift, is similar to models proposed for northern segments of the rift system, and argues for homogeneity in the structural style and tectonic evolution along the length of the rift.

  11. Importance of physical processes on near-surface nutrient distributions in summer in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico 

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    Belabbassi, Leila

    2001-01-01

    As part of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico chemical oceanography and hydrography study, data on salinity, nutrients, and surface chlorophyll were collected three times per year over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico along ...

  12. J. Nvar et al.Stand biomass in Tamaulipan thornscrub of northeastern Mexico Original article

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    J. Návar et al.Stand biomass in Tamaulipan thornscrub of northeastern Mexico Original article Estimating stand biomass in the Tamaulipan thornscrub of northeastern Mexico José Návara* , Eduardo Méndeza standing biomass measurements and estimates using quadrat attributes in the Tamaulipan thornscrub

  13. Short Paper Soil charcoal stability over the Holocene across boreal northeastern North America

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    Asselin, Hugo

    Short Paper Soil charcoal stability over the Holocene across boreal northeastern North America five biogeographical regions of boreal northeastern North America spanning most of the Holocene period char- coal fragmentation might differ across sites (e.g., having contrasted soil types, climate

  14. A paleolimnological record of Holocene climate and environmental change in the Temagami region, northeastern Ontario

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    Patterson, Timothy

    , northeastern Ontario Robert E.A. Boudreau, Jennifer M. Galloway, R. Timothy Patterson*, Arun Kumar Sciences, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6; *Author lakes in the Temagami region of northeastern Ontario. In addition, palynological analysis was carried

  15. Seismotectonics of northeastern Taiwan: Kinematics of the transition from waning collision to subduction

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    Seismotectonics of northeastern Taiwan: Kinematics of the transition from waning collision; published 31 January 2012. [1] The northeastern region of Taiwan is one of the few places on Earth of normal fault systems. To the south, the spatial distribution of an earthquake cluster north of Taiwan

  16. Winter distribution and abundance of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) off Northeastern Brazil

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    Simões-Lopes, Paulo César

    Brazil Alexandre N. Zerbini* , Artur Andriolo+ , Jesuina M. da Rocha# , Paulo César Simões'). The northeastern coast of Brazil was an important whaling ground in the 20th century. Shipboard sighting surveys off northeastern Brazil suggests that the species is reoccupying historical areas of distribution

  17. Northeastern Rural E M C | 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:sourceNortheast Aitkin, Minnesota:ElectricNortheastern

  18. Reconnecting urban communities : Northeastern University Housing Project, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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    Yu, Jing, 1972-

    1999-01-01

    This design thesis studies the potential of urban design and urban housing to weave vacant lands, their urban context and the urban communities surrounding them. It focuses on an urban housing project adjacent to Northeastern ...

  19. Quaternary geologic and geomorphic framework for neotectonic analysis of the northeastern Franklin Mountains, El Paso, Texas 

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    Scherschel, Craig A.

    1995-01-01

    The Quaternary geology and geomorphology of a 45 km2 area along the northeastern Franklin Mountains near El Paso, Texas was characterized as part of a paleoseismic evaluation of the East Franklin Mountains fault. The East Franklin Mountains fault...

  20. Late Holocene hurricane activity and climate variability in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico

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    Lane, Daniel Philip

    2011-01-01

    Hurricane activity in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico and its relationship to regional and large-scale climate variability during the Late Holocene is explored. A 4500-year record of hurricane-induced storm surges is ...

  1. Chandra Observations of the Northeastern Rim of the Cygnus Loop

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    Katsuda, Satoru; Kimura, Masashi; Mori, Koji

    2008-01-01

    We present results from spatially resolved spectral analyses of the northeastern (NE) rim of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant (SNR) based on two Chandra observations. One pointing includes northern outermost abundance-enhanced regions discovered by recent Suzaku observations, while the other pointing is located on regions with "normal" abundances in the NE rim of the Cygnus Loop. The superior spatial resolving power of Chandra allows us to reveal that the abundance-enhanced region is concentrated in an about 200"-thickness region behind the shock front. We confirm absolute metal abundances (i.e., relative to H) as well as abundance ratios between metals are consistent with those of the solar values within a factor of about 2. Also, we find that the emission measure in the region gradually decreases toward the shock front. These features are in contrast with those of the ejecta fragments around the Vela SNR, which leads us to believe that the abundance enhancements are not likely due to metal-rich ejecta. We ...

  2. Chandra Observations of the Northeastern Rim of the Cygnus Loop

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    Satoru Katsuda; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Masashi Kimura; Koji Mori

    2008-06-25

    We present results from spatially resolved spectral analyses of the northeastern (NE) rim of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant (SNR) based on two Chandra observations. One pointing includes northern outermost abundance-enhanced regions discovered by recent Suzaku observations, while the other pointing is located on regions with "normal" abundances in the NE rim of the Cygnus Loop. The superior spatial resolving power of Chandra allows us to reveal that the abundance-enhanced region is concentrated in an about 200"-thickness region behind the shock front. We confirm absolute metal abundances (i.e., relative to H) as well as abundance ratios between metals are consistent with those of the solar values within a factor of about 2. Also, we find that the emission measure in the region gradually decreases toward the shock front. These features are in contrast with those of the ejecta fragments around the Vela SNR, which leads us to believe that the abundance enhancements are not likely due to metal-rich ejecta. We suggest that the origin of the plasma in this region is the interstellar medium (ISM). In the "normal" abundance regions, we confirm that abundances are depleted to the solar values by a factor of about 5 that is not expected in the ISM around the Cygnus Loop. Introduction of non-thermal emission in our model fitting can not naturally resolve the abundance-depletion problem. The origin of the depletion still remains as an open question.

  3. Anatomy and evolution of a cyclonic mesoscale eddy observed in the northeastern Pacific tropical-subtropical transition zone

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    Anatomy and evolution of a cyclonic mesoscale eddy observed in the northeastern Pacific tropical and evolution of a cyclonic mesoscale eddy observed in the northeastern Pacific tropical-subtropical transition zone, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118, doi:10.1002/ 2013JC009339. 1. Introduction [2] Mesoscale eddy

  4. Tectonic and climatic controls on coastal sedimentation: The Late PlioceneMiddle Pleistocene of northeastern Rhodes, Greece

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    of northeastern Rhodes, Greece Jean-Jacques Cornée a,, Pierre Moissette a , Sébastien Joannin a , Jean-Pierre Suc Athens, Greece e FRE 2761 Géologie des Systèmes Carbonatés, Université de Provence, case 67, 3 place of northeastern Rhodes (Greece) were deposited in an active tectonic setting. They provide an excellent

  5. Anthropogenic and Natural Emissions of Mercury (Hg) in the northeastern United Jeffrey MacAdam Sigler

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    Lee, Xuhui

    Abstract Anthropogenic and Natural Emissions of Mercury (Hg) in the northeastern United States impact may depend on the emission rate. Anthropogenic Hg emissions in the United States are poorly characterized. Natural Hg emissions are poorly understood worldwide, due to lack of data or measurement systems

  6. Dynamics of wood recruitment in streams of the northeastern US Dana R. Warren a,

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    Keeton, William S.

    Dynamics of wood recruitment in streams of the northeastern US Dana R. Warren a, *, Clifford E of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, United States 1. Introduction Large wood and accumulations of large wood (wood jams) are widely recognized as important features in forested stream ecosystems. Large

  7. Air Quality Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources Implemented in the Northeastern United States

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    Dabdub, Donald

    fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations reach 3 g/m3 and are located off the coast of New JerseyAir Quality Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources Implemented in the Northeastern United States and Energy Program, National Fuel Cell Research Center, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University

  8. THE UNITED STATES SHRIMP FISHERY OFF NORTHEASTERN SOUTH AMERICA (1972-74)1

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    .S.-flag vessels and from processing plants under the terms of the bilateral United States- Brazil Shrimp Agreement process- ing plant records before 1972 is also used. The United States-Brazil Shrimp Agreement of 1972THE UNITED STATES SHRIMP FISHERY OFF NORTHEASTERN SOUTH AMERICA (1972-74)1 ALBERT C. JONES

  9. The Evolution of the Built Environment of the Margi Ethnic Group of Northeastern Nigeria

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    Birdling, Emmanuel Awidau

    2013-05-31

    This dissertation is a story of the evolution of the domestic sphere of the Margi ethnic group of northeastern Nigeria. The evolution started with round huts and fences that were constructed mainly with pieces of stones while living in the Mandara...

  10. TELECONNECTIONS BETWEEN NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN AND THE GULF OF MEXICO AND NORTHWESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN

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    TELECONNECTIONS BETWEEN NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN AND THE GULF OF MEXICO AND NORTHWESTERN ATLANTIC-scale interactions in the tropical Pacific Ocean, especially, processes associated with the EI Nino phenomena. He has of ocean temperatures. He suggests that an anomalously high heat supply in the equatorial Pacific

  11. NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST2006 13(3):353374 Local and Landscape Predictors of Fish-assemblage

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    Dhindsa, Rajinder

    NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST2006 13(3):353­374 Local and Landscape Predictors of Fish,4 Abstract - We used local and landscape models to predict fish assemblages in the Great Swamp, NY, a region undergoing rapid development. Fish were surveyed across 17 sites. Fish-species richness, diversity, percent

  12. Comparative study of sterols in shelf and slope sediments o northeastern Taiwan

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    Huh, Chih-An

    Comparative study of sterols in shelf and slope sediments o northeastern Taiwan Woei-Lih Jenga Editorial handling by B.R.T. Simoneit Abstract Bottom sediments and suspended matter from the shelf(algal sterols/cholesterol) ratios (mean21s) were 1.0020.31 (n = 7) for the shelf sediments, 3.2920.61 (n = 7

  13. Late-Successional Biomass Development in Northern Hardwood-Conifer Forests of the Northeastern United States

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    Vermont, University of

    Late-Successional Biomass Development in Northern Hardwood-Conifer Forests of the Northeastern of biomass dynamics in relation to stand development. Our study evaluated competing hypotheses regarding late-successional biomass dynamics in northern hardwood-conifer forests using a data set spanning the north- eastern United

  14. Relating fish biomass to habitat and chemistry in headwater streams of the northeastern United States

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    Kraft, Clifford E.

    Relating fish biomass to habitat and chemistry in headwater streams of the northeastern United influencing total fish biomass in streams, but few studies have evaluated the relative influence of habitat and pH together. We measured total fish biomass, stream habitat, and stream pH in sixteen sites from

  15. Mesoscale eddies in the northeastern Pacific tropical-subtropical transition zone: Statistical characterization from satellite altimetry

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    Mesoscale eddies in the northeastern Pacific tropical-subtropical transition zone: Statistical February 2012; revised 24 August 2012; accepted 6 September 2012; published 24 October 2012. [1] Mesoscale cycle. Although mesoscale eddies in these areas have been previously reported, this study provides

  16. Structural restoration of Louann Salt and overlying sediments, De Soto Canyon Salt Basin, northeastern Gulf of Mexico 

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    Guo, Mengdong

    1997-01-01

    The continental margin of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is suited for seismic stratigraphic analysis and salt tectonism analysis. Jurassic strata include the Louann Salt on the continental shelf and upper slope of the Destin Dome OCS area...

  17. Seasonal and interannual differences in surface chlorophyll stocks and integrated water column chlorophyll stocks in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico 

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    Fletcher, William Wallerich

    2005-11-01

    During the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Chemical and Hydrography study (NEGOM-COH), nine oceanographic cruises were fielded during the spring, summer and fall seasons from November 1997 to August ...

  18. Karyotypic variation in populations of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada 

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    Myers Unice, Stephanie Marie

    1996-01-01

    Karyotypic analyses are provided for five previously uncharacterized subspecies of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Nondifferentially-stained, G-banded and C-banded ...

  19. Neural network analysis of sparse datasets ?? an application to the fracture system in folds of the Lisburne Formation, northeastern Alaska 

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    Bui, Thang Dinh

    2005-11-01

    with conventional statistical analysis, were used to examine the effects of folding, bed thickness, structural position, and lithology on the fracture properties distributions in the Lisburne Formation, folded and exposed in the northeastern Brooks Range of Alaska...

  20. Spatial and temporal variability of plankton stocks from acoustic backscatter intensity and direct measurements in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico 

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    Scott, Rebecca Lee

    2001-01-01

    and biological research show that acoustic backscatter intensity data recorded by ADCPs do represent a biological signal that serves as an approximation for zooplankton standing stocks in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Spectral analysis of acoustic data...

  1. Structure of the southern Keweenawan rift from COCORP surveys across the Midcontinent Geophysical Anomaly in northeastern Kansas

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    Serpa, L.; Setzer, T.; Farmer, H.; Brown, L.; Oliver, J.; Kaufman, S.; Sharp, J.; Steeples, Don W.

    1984-06-01

    COCORP profiling across the midcontinent geophysical anomaly in northeastern Kansas reveals structural basins and other features of the Precambrian Keweenawan rift buried beneath the Phanerozoic cover. The 40-km-wide main basin is asymmetric, with a...

  2. WIN Energy REMC- Residential Rebate Program

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    WIN Energy REMC offers rebates to customers for certain types of energy efficiency equipment. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program website. Rebates m...

  3. The potential for commercial use of wildlife in some North-Eastern Tuli Block farms 

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    Nchunga, Mushanana Lawrence

    1978-01-01

    THE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF WILDLIFE IN SOME NORTH ? EASTERN TULI BLOCK FARMS A Thesis by Mushanana Lawrence Nchunga Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1978 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences THE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF WILDLIFE IN SOME NORTH-EASTERN TULI BLOCK FARMS A Thesis Mushanana Lawrence Nchunga A proved as to style and content by: ) (Chairman...

  4. Hydrogen storage in carbon nanofibers as being studied by Northeastern University. Technical evaluation report

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    Skolnik, E.G.

    1997-06-01

    As part of the current technical evaluation effort, the author was tasked with going to Northeastern, interviewing Dr. Baker and his team, seeing a demonstration of the storage process, and making an assessment of the validity of the claim and the soundness of the research. Dr. Baker and his group have a process that, if proven to work, could be the breakthrough that is needed in the area of on-board hydrogen storage. One of the biggest problems may be the fact that the results look so good, that even if they are real, they will be viewed with skepticism by many. The chemisorption value of 5.8 liters of hydrogen per gram of carbon that Dr. Baker claimed at the time of his proposal has now been surpassed many times. Dr. Baker has reported reproducible hydrogen take-up levels as high as 30 liters per gram, depending on fiber structure. The fibers are loaded with hydrogen at ambient temperature using a pressurized feed at levels of about 600--900 psi. The hydrogen will be retained at pressure, but can apparently be essentially totally recovered upon pressure release. This paper reports the findings from the trip to Northeastern.

  5. Archaeofaunal insights on pinniped-human interactions in the northeastern Pacific

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    Gifford-Gonzales, D; Newsome, S; Koch, P; Guilderson, T; Snodgrass, J; Burton, R

    2004-02-07

    Human exploitation of pinnipeds has considerable antiquity but shows increasing impacts on population numbers in the Holocene. Pinnipeds are a rich source of fat as well as protein. A few well-documented cases of regional extirpation of seals and sea lions by non-industrial peoples exist. The northeastern Pacific region, from southern California to Alaska, has yielded archaeological evidence for distributions and abundances of eared seals that differs markedly from historically documented biogeography. This is especially true of the northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus), among the most common pinnipeds in many archaeological sites from the Santa Barbara Channel area through to Kodiak Islands. This chapter reviews contemporary eared seal biogeography, evidence for the earlier timing and extent, of occurrence of northern fur seals along the northeastern Pacific coast, zooarchaeological and isotopic evidence for their foraging and probable maintenance of rookeries in lower latitudes, and for their disappearance from the southernmost part of their ancient distribution well before European contact. It also reviews ongoing debates over the behavioral ecology of ancient fur seals and over humans role in contributing to their disappearance.

  6. A comparative molecular analysis of water-filled limestone sinkholes in north-eastern Mexicoemi_2324 226..240

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    A comparative molecular analysis of water-filled limestone sinkholes in north-eastern Mexicoemi sinkholes (cenotes). These cenotes were explored, mapped, and geochemically and microbiologically sampled (Gary et al., 2006a) is host to several water-filled, limestone sinkholes (cenotes). This system is part

  7. Microbial community production, respiration, and structure of the microbial food web of an ecosystem in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean

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    Microbial community production, respiration, and structure of the microbial food web; accepted 1 June 2005; published 26 July 2005. [1] Gross community production (GCP), dark community production, respiration, and structure of the microbial food web of an ecosystem in the northeastern Atlantic

  8. GROWTH OF PACIFIC SAUR~ COWLABlS SAlRA, IN THE NORTHEASTERN AND NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEANI

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    the northeastern and northwestern Pacific Ocean was studied using otolith growth increments. We found that growth, Cololabis saira (Brevoort), is distributed throughout the North Pacific Ocean and is one of the most the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Details of sampling and methods of reading otoliths are summarized in Table 1

  9. Johnson County REMC- Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Johnson County REMC offers rebates to commercial and industrial customers who install or replace new motors, variable frequency drives, air conditioners, heat pump systems and lighting equipment....

  10. Fate and Speciation of Gasoline-Derived Lead in Organic Horizons of the Northeastern USA

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    Kaste,J.; Bostick, B.; Friedland, A.; Schroth, A.; Siccama, T.

    2006-01-01

    Although legislation in the late 1970s significantly reduced atmospheric lead (Pb) inputs to ecosystems in North America, organic (O) horizons in forests of the northeastern USA still contain up to 30 kg of gasoline-derived Pb ha{sup -1}. The residence time, geochemical behavior, and fate of this contaminant Pb in soils is poorly understood. Here we use forest floor time series data and synchrotron-based X-ray techniques to examine the mobility and speciation of Pb in O horizons collected from remote sites across the northeastern USA. At high elevation (>800 m) sites in Vermont and New York, samples collected from similar locations in 1980, 1990, and early 2000 had indistinguishable Pb contents, ranging ({+-}1{sigma}) from 11 to 29 kg Pb ha{sup -1}. However, at lower elevation and lower latitude sites with mixed vegetation, significant decreases in Pb amount were observed during the two-decade study period. Lower elevation sites ranged from 10 to 20 kg Pb ha{sup -1} in 1980, and from 2 to 10 kg Pb ha{sup -1} 20 yr later. Lead-enriched soil grains were determined to be amorphous with microfocused X-ray diffraction, and Pb concentrations correlated well with Fe on maps generated via microfocused X-ray fluorescence. Bulk Pb L{sub III}-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy of coniferous O horizon samples indicate that Pb is binding to iron-rich soil particles by inner-sphere complexes, most likely to amorphous Fe oxides. Based on our paired regional and microscopic observations, we conclude that Pb is strongly retained in well-drained O horizons, and mobility is governed by decomposition and colloidal transport.

  11. Structural Geology of a Central Segment of the Qilian Shan-Nan Shan Thrust Belt: Implications for the Magnitude of Cenozoic Shortening in the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau

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    Reith, Robin

    2013-01-01

    2011. Detrital zircon geochronology of pre-Tertiary strata2003a. Detrital-zircon geochronology of the northeasternC.Y. , 2007. SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology of the zircons from

  12. Informal and formal channels of communication preferred and used in the adoption of ranching practices by livestock producers in the state of Nuevo Leon of northeastern Mexico 

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    Lazenby, William Lee

    2005-11-01

    This descriptive research was undertaken to investigate the preferred channels of communication used in the adoption of livestock production practices by ranchers in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Le??n. The ...

  13. Distribution and diversity of ostracode assemblages from the Hamlin Shale and the Americus Limestone (Permian, Wolfcampian) in northeastern Kansas

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    Peterson, R. M.; Kaesler, R. L.

    1980-07-11

    by an ostracode algal lime mudstone with desiccation fractures partially filled with gyp- sum. W.L. Fisher (1980, personal communica- tion) postulated a carbonate beach or shoal in central Jackson County indicated by inter- bedded pelleted lime mudstones... numbers. Peterson & Kaesler—Ostracode Assemblages in Northeastern Kansas 7 pellet lime packstones to grainstones. Some of these rocks, especially at locality 12, contain abundant ooids and exhibit low-angle cross stratification. They also contain...

  14. NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST2012 19(1):111122 Pond pH, Acid Tolerance, and Water Preference in Newts

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    Sherman, Elizabeth

    NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST2012 19(1):111­122 Pond pH, Acid Tolerance, and Water Preference in Newts-spotted Newt) collected from 3 low-pH ponds (ca. 4.8) and 3 high-pH ponds (ca. 8.1) in Vermont varied in pH tolerance and water preference. While newts from all ponds survived in pH values as low as 4.4, the mean 10

  15. Ecology and geography of avian influenza (HPAI H5N1) transmission in the Middle East and northeastern Africa

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    Williams, Richard A.J.; Peterson, A. Townsend

    2009-07-20

    2), although not without exceptions. In other words, in general, models based on known HPAI- their environmental attributes. The details of these test results follow. Predictivity across study region The model based on all OIE points showed...- fying the poultry industry of North Africa and the Middle East [19]. Regional projection across the Middle East and northeastern Africa of HPAI-H5N1 ecological niche model results based on all OIE case occurrence pointsFigure 2 Regional projection across...

  16. Carroll County REMC | Open Energy Information

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  18. Southeastern Indiana REMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    To be eligible for a Southeastern Indiana REMC 2015 rebate, all homeowners must: - Complete a rebate request form - Provide proof of purchase for equipment - Sign consent form - Participate i...

  19. White County REMC- Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Rebate Program

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    Additional rebates are available for White county REMC customers through the Power Moves program adminstered by the Wabash Valley Power Association.  Visit the Power Moves website for more inform...

  20. Salt tectonism and seismic stratigraphy of the Upper Jurassic in the Destin Dome Region, northeastern Gulf of Mexico 

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    MacRae, Grant

    1990-01-01

    A \\ ALABAM , ss&ss~' STUDY ~ AREA IstANA SHELF y. as-LO" GUL F OF rif EP'/CO 4 I GEORGIA FLORI 0 A up +~ 30o MEXICO 0 t00 2CO k 26 98 94o 90 86o 82o Figure 1. The study area offshore Rorida and Alabama, northeastern Gulf of Mexico... Florida Shelf. Figure 4 shows the regional distribution of Jurassic salt in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Tectonic and Geologic Framework Most investigators (Humphris, 1979; Pilger, 1981; Klitgord et al, 1984; Buffler and Sawyer, 1985; Pindell, 1985...

  1. Ecology and geography of avian influenza (HPAI H5N1) transmission in the Middle East and northeastern Africa

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    Williams, Richard A.J.; Peterson, A. Townsend

    2009-07-20

    2), although not without exceptions. In other words, in general, models based on known HPAI- their environmental attributes. The details of these test results follow. Predictivity across study region The model based on all OIE points showed...- fying the poultry industry of North Africa and the Middle East [19]. Regional projection across the Middle East and northeastern Africa of HPAI-H5N1 ecological nich model results b ed on all OIE case occurr nce pointsFigure 2 Regional projection across...

  2. Contaminant profiles in Southeast Asian immigrants consuming fish from polluted waters in northeastern Wisconsin

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    Schantz, Susan L., E-mail: schantz@illinois.edu [Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Gardiner, Joseph C. [Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University (United States)] [Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University (United States); Aguiar, Andrea [Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States)] [Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Tang, Xiaoqin; Gasior, Donna M. [Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University (United States)] [Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University (United States); Sweeney, Anne M. [Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center USA (United States)] [Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center USA (United States); Peck, Jennifer D. [Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (United States); Gillard, Douglas; Kostyniak, Paul J. [Toxicology Research Center, University at Buffalo (United States)] [Toxicology Research Center, University at Buffalo (United States)

    2010-01-15

    Recent immigrants to the USA from Southeast Asia may be at higher risk of exposure to fish-borne contaminants including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), p, p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethene (DDE) and methylmercury (MeHg) because of their propensity to engage in subsistence fishing. Exposure to contaminants was assessed in men and women of Hmong descent living in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the Fox River and lower Green Bay are contaminated with PCBs, and to a lesser extent with mercury. Serum samples from 142 people were analyzed for PCBs and p,p'-DDE by capillary column gas chromatography with electron capture detection (ECD). Whole blood was analyzed for total mercury by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry and atomic fluorescence spectroscopy. Lipid-adjusted total PCB concentrations ranged from 8.7 to 3,091 ng/g (full range of the data), with a geometric mean of 183.6 ng/g (estimated after eliminating one outlier). DDE ranged from 0.3 to 7,083 (full range of the data) with a geometric mean of 449.8 ng/g (estimated after eliminating two outliers). Men had higher PCB and DDE concentrations than women. Serum PCB concentrations were significantly correlated with fish consumption (r=0.43, p<0.0001), whereas DDE concentrations were not (r=0.09,p=0.29). Instead, serum DDE was strongly associated with the number of years spent in a Thai refugee camp before immigrating to the USA (r=0.60;p<0.0001). PCB congeners 138, 153, 118 and 180 accounted for a smaller percentage of the total PCBs than has been reported in other fish-eating populations, and several lightly chlorinated congeners were present in relatively large amounts. Mercury exposure was low in this population. In conclusion, Hmong immigrants in northeastern Wisconsin are at risk of elevated PCB exposure from consumption of locally caught fish. The pattern of exposure is somewhat different than patterns in other fish-eating populations, possibly due to use of Aroclor 1242 by the paper industry in this region.

  3. 6.-A REPORT UPON EXPLORATIONS MADE IN EEL RIVER BASIN IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF INDiANA IN THE SUMMER OF 1892.

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    31 6.-A REPORT UPON EXPLORATIONS MADE IN EEL RIVER BASIN IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF INDi. The investigations upon which this report is based were made in the summer of 1892 under the direction of Ron, Whitley Co. . , 10 BI B b C · k Whit! C The Tippecanoe RW6I' SyBtem.. ue a e lee, I ey o. 11. Meredith

  4. Elevated concentrations of U and co-occurring metals in abandoned mine wastes in a northeastern Arizona Native American community

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    Blake, Johanna M.; Avasarala, Sumant; Artyushkova, Kateryna; Ali, Abdul -Mehdi S.; Brearley, Adrian J.; Shuey, Christopher; Robinson, Wm. Paul; Nez, Christopher; Bill, Sadie; Lewis, Johnnye; et al

    2015-07-09

    The chemical interactions of U and co-occurring metals in abandoned mine wastes in a Native American community in northeastern Arizona were investigated using spectroscopy, microscopy and aqueous chemistry. The concentrations of U (67–169 ?g L–1) in spring water samples exceed the EPA maximum contaminant limit of 30 ?g L–1. Elevated U (6,614 mg kg–1), V (15,814 mg kg–1), and As (40 mg kg–1) concentrations were detected in mine waste solids. Spectroscopy (XPS and XANES) solid analyses identified U (VI), As (-I and III) and Fe (II, III). Linear correlations for the release of U vs V and As vs Femore »were observed for batch experiments when reacting mine waste solids with 10 mM ascorbic acid (~pH 3.8) after 264 h. The release of U, V, As, and Fe was at least 4-fold lower after reaction with 10 mM bicarbonate (~pH 8.3). These results suggest that U–V mineral phases similar to carnotite [K2(UO2)2V2O8] and As–Fe-bearing phases control the availability of U and As in these abandoned mine wastes. Elevated concentrations of metals are of concern due to human exposure pathways and exposure of livestock currently ingesting water in the area. This study contributes to understanding the occurrence and mobility of metals in communities located close to abandoned mine waste sites.« less

  5. The potential for biomass to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeastern US. Northeast Regional Biomass Program

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    Bernow, S.S.; Gurney, K.; Prince, G.; Cyr, M.

    1992-04-01

    This study, for the Northeast Regional Biomass Program (NRBP) of the Coalition of Northeast Governors (CONEG), evaluates the potential for local, state and regional biomass policies to contribute to an overall energy/biomass strategy for the reduction of greenhouse gas releases in the Northeastern United States. Biomass is a conditionally renewable resource that can play a dual role: by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in meeting our energy needs; and by removing carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in standing biomass stocks and long-lived products. In this study we examine the contribution of biomass to the energy system in the Northeast and to the region`s net releases of carbon dioxide and methane, and project these releases over three decades, given a continuation of current trends and policies. We then compare this Reference Case with three alternative scenarios, assuming successively more aggressive efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through strategic implementation of energy efficiency and biomass resources. Finally, we identify and examine policy options for expanding the role of biomass in the region`s energy and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies.

  6. Nitrogen isotopes as indicators of NOx source contributions to atmospheric nitrate deposition across the Midwestern and Northeastern United States

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    E.M. Elliott; C. Kendall; S.D. Wanke; D.A. Burns; E.W. Boyer; K. Harlin; D.J. Bain; T.J. Butler

    2007-11-15

    Global inputs of NOx are dominated by fossil fuel combustion from both stationary and vehicular sources and far exceed natural NOx sources. However, elucidating NOx sources to any given location remains a difficult challenge, despite the need for this information to develop sound regulatory and mitigation strategies. We present results from a regional-scale study of nitrogen isotopes (15N) in wet nitrate deposition across 33 sites in the midwestern and northeastern U.S. We demonstrate that spatial variations in 15N are strongly correlated with NOx emissions from surrounding stationary sources and additionally that 15N is more strongly correlated with surrounding stationary source NOx emissions than pH, SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, or NO{sub 3}{sup -} concentrations. Although emission inventories indicate that vehicle emissions are the dominant NOx source in the eastern U.S., our results suggest that wet NO{sub 3}{sup -} deposition at sites in this study is strongly associated with NOx emissions from power plants. This suggests that large areas of the landscape potentially receive atmospheric NOy deposition inputs in excess of what one would infer from existing monitoring data alone. Moreover, we determined that spatial patterns in 15N values are a robust indicator of stationary NOx contributions to wet NO{sub 3}{sup -} deposition and hence a valuable complement to existing tools for assessing relationships between NO{sub 3}{sup -} deposition, regional emission inventories, and for evaluating progress toward NOx reduction goals. 44 refs., 3 figs.

  7. Multiwavelength study of the northeastern outskirts of the extended TeV source HESS J1809–193

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    Rangelov, Blagoy; Kargaltsev, Oleg; Hare, Jeremy; Volkov, Igor; Posselt, Bettina; Pavlov, George G.

    2014-11-20

    HESS J1809–193 is an extended TeV ?-ray source in the Galactic plane. Multiwavelength observations of the HESS J1809–193 field reveal a complex picture. We present results from three Chandra X-Ray Observatory and two Suzaku observations of a region in the northeastern outskirts of HESS J1809-193, where enhanced TeV emission has been reported. Our analysis also includes GeV ?-ray and radio data. One of the X-ray sources in the field is the X-ray binary XTE J1810-189, for which we present the outburst history from multiple observatories and confirm that XTE J1810-189 is a strongly variable type I X-ray burster, which can hardly produce TeV emission. We investigate whether there is any connection between the possible TeV extension of HESS J1809–193 and the sources seen at lower energies. We find that another X-ray binary candidate, Suzaku J1811-1900, and a radio supernova remnant, SNR G11.4–0.1, can hardly be responsible for the putative TeV emission. Our multiwavelength classification of fainter X-ray point sources also does not produce a plausible candidate. We conclude that the northeast extension of HESS J1809–193, if confirmed by deeper observations, can be considered a dark accelerator—a TeV source without a visible counterpart at lower energies.

  8. Source Contribution Analysis of Surface Particulate Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Concentrations in Northeastern Asia by Source-receptor Relationships

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    Inomata, Yayoi; Kajino, Mizuo; Sato, Keiichi; Ohara, Toshimasa; Kurokawa, Jun-Ichi; Ueda, Hiromasa; Tang, Ning; Hayakawa, Kazuichi; Ohizumi, Tsuyoshi; Akimoto, Hajime

    2013-11-01

    We analyzed the sourceereceptor relationships for particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in northeastern Asia using an aerosol chemical transport model. The model successfully simulated the observed concentrations. In Beijing (China) benzo[a]pyren (BaP) concentrations are due to emissions from its own domain. In Noto, Oki and Tsushima (Japan), transboundary transport from northern China (>40°N, 40-60%) and central China (30-40°N, 10-40%) largely influences BaP concentrations from winter to spring, whereas the relative contribution from central China is dominant (90%) in Hedo. In the summer, the contribution from Japanese domestic sources increases (40-80%) at the 4 sites. Contributions from Japan and Russia are additional source of BaP over the northwestern Pacific Ocean in summer. The contribution rates for the concentrations from each domain are different among PAH species depending on their particulate phase oxidation rates. Reaction with O3 on particulate surfaces may be an important component of the PAH oxidation processes.

  9. Origin of the northeastern basin and range seismic parabola: Thermal and mechanical effects of the Yellowstone hotspot

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    Anders, M.H. (Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY (United States). Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Dept. of Geological Sciences)

    1993-04-01

    Centered about the track of the Yellowstone hotspot is a parabolic pattern of seismicity encompassing a region of aseismicity. Recent studies have shown that this pattern has migrated in tandem with the hotspot. A one dimensional finite-difference thermomechanical model is developed which successfully accounts for the observed patterns of seismicity. The volume, chemistry and timing of magma intrusion used in the model are contained by several geophysical, geochemical and geochronological studies of the eastern Snake River Plain. In this model, mafic magmas are intruded into a lithosphere that is already extending. The intrusions heat the surrounding rock resulting in locally increased strain rates. As the intruded magmas solidify, the length of time required to return strain rates to their pre-intrusion level is then determined. The model assumes constant horizontal tectonic forces and maps strain rate as a function of yield strength and time since intrusion. Model parameters such as crustal thickness, initial geothermal gradient, and amount of magma intruded, are varied in order to assess how they affect turnaround time for strain rates. Off-axis seismicity (seismicity within the seismic parabola exclusive of Yellowstone) is accounted for by lower crustal flow. The lower crustal flow under the seismic parabola is driven by buoyancy forces generated by a sublithospheric plume. The shape of the seismic parabola is controlled by the combination of two irrotational fields; a radial flow field due to the plume and a constant velocity field corresponding to plate motion. In summation the author discusses several other models that have recently been proposed to explain the observed patterns of seismicity and late Cenozoic tectonism of the northeastern Basin and Range province.

  10. Kosciusko REMC- Residential Geothermal and Air-source Heat Pump Rebate Program

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    Kosciusko REMC offers rebates (as bill credits) to residential members for the purchase and installation of high efficiency air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and electric water heaters....

  11. Early blight, caused by the fungus Alternaria, and Septoria leaf spot, caused by the fungus Septoria, are two destructive tomato diseases which occur each year in the northeastern United States. Both fungi

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Septoria, are two destructive tomato diseases which occur each year in the northeastern United States. Both. Septoria overwinters in crop debris. Tomato Leaf Spots Family, Home & Garden Education Center practical of lines in tan centers. Fruit spots on stem end, ½ inch No fruit spots. in diameter, dark, leathery

  12. ABSTRACT.--We analyzed distribution of Hermit Thrushes (Catharus guttatus faxoni) wintering in the eastern United States and northeastern Mexico using data from 2,077 specimens collected in

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    Stouffer, Phil

    in the eastern United States and northeastern Mexico using data from 2,077 specimens collected in winter más grandes, ni datos climáticos multianuales ni el clima del mes y año en que las aves fueron colecta Marzo, se enfrentaron a climas más fríos que las hembras sedentarias. Al invernar más al norte y migrar

  13. Nanotechnology Now -Press Release: "Northeastern University Physicists Create Assembly Technique for Carbon Nanotubes" http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=31199[1/27/2010 2:06:47 PM

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Northeastern University Physicists Create Assembly Technique Nanotechnology News Columns Products Directories Career Center Nano-Social Network My Account Web www was published in an October 2008 issue of the journal Nanotechnology. The electronic properties of SWNTs

  14. Fermilab Today | Northeastern University

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    Wang, Darien Wood and Emanuela Barberis in the DZero assembly hall. Jinzhong Zhang, David Nash and Daniele Trocino at CERN. Joe Haley in the DZero control room. Last modified 1001...

  15. Construction-employment opportunities of four oil-replacing space-heating alternatives for core areas of thirteen major northeastern and midwestern cities

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    Santini, D.J.; Wernette, D.R.

    1980-07-01

    Construction employment opportunities are compared for four oil-replacing technologies providing equivalent space-heating services to the core areas of 13 major northeastern and midwestern cities. The four technologies are: cogeneration district heating, coal gasification, coal liquefaction and electrification (coal-fired power plant). It is observed that the district-heating option places a higher percentage of its capital stock within the center city. It also requires lower occupational skills for its construction than the other three alternatives. In view of the lower average educational level of minorities and their concentration in urban areas, substantially more minority employment should occur if district heating is implemented. This alternative also will provide employment opportunities for unemployed nonminority construction laborers and contribute indirectly to the improvement of inner-city neighborhoods where many unemployed construction laborers live.

  16. Evaluating the Contribution of Climate Forcing and Forest Dynamics to Accelerating Carbon Sequestration by Forest Ecosystems in the Northeastern U.S.: Final Report

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    Munger, J. William; Foster, David R.; Richardson, Andrew D.

    2014-10-01

    This report summarizes work to improve quantitative understanding of the terrestrial ecosystem processes that control carbon sequestration in unmanaged forests It builds upon the comprehensive long-term observations of CO2 fluxes, climate and forest structure and function at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA. This record includes the longest CO2 flux time series in the world. The site is a keystone for the AmeriFlux network. Project Description The project synthesizes observations made at the Harvard Forest HFEMS and Hemlock towers, which represent the dominant mixed deciduous and coniferous forest types in the northeastern United States. The 20+ year record of carbon uptake at Harvard Forest and the associated comprehensive meteorological and biometric data, comprise one of the best data sets to challenge ecosystem models on time scales spanning hourly, daily, monthly, interannual and multi-decadal intervals, as needed to understand ecosystem change and climate feedbacks.

  17. Detection of long-term trends in carbon accumulation by forests in Northeastern U. S. and determination of causal factors: Final report

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    J. William Munger; Steven C. Wofsy; David R. Foster

    2012-01-31

    The overall project goal was to quantify the trends and variability for Net ecosystem exchange of CO{sub 2}, H{sub 2}O, and energy by northeastern forests, with particular attention to the role of succession, differences in species composition, legacies of past land use, and disturbances. Measurements included flux measurements and observations of biomass accumulation using ecosystem modeling as a framework for data interpretation. Continuation of the long-term record at the Environmental Measurement Site (EMS) Tower was a priority. The final quality-assured CO{sub 2}-flux data now extend through 2010. Data through 2011 are collected but not yet finalized. Biomass observations on the plot array centered on the tower are extended to 2011. Two additional towers in a hemlock stand (HEM) and a younger deciduous stand (LPH) complement the EMS tower by focusing on stands with different species composition or age distribution and disturbance history, but comparable climate and soil type. Over the period since 1993 the forest has added 24.4 Mg-C ha{sup -1} in the living trees. Annual net carbon uptake had been increasing from about 2 Mg-C ha{sup -1}y{sup -1} in the early 1990s to nearly 6 Mg-C ha{sup -1}y{sup -1} by 2008, but declined in 2009-2010. We attribute the increasing carbon uptake to a combination of warmer temperatures, increased photosynthetic efficiency, and increased influence by subcanopy hemlocks that are active in the early spring and late autumn when temperatures are above freezing but the deciduous canopy is bare. Not all of the increased carbon accumulation was found in woody biomass. Results from a study using data to optimize parameters in an ecosystem process model indicate that significant changes in model parameters for photosynthetic capacity and shifts in allocation to slow cycling soil organic matter are necessary for the model to match the observed trends. The emerging working hypothesis is that the pattern of increasing carbon uptake over the early 2000's represents a transient pulse that will eventually end as decomposition of the accumulated carbon catches up.

  18. INTEGRATED GEOLOGIC-ENGINEERING MODEL FOR REEF AND CARBONATE SHOAL RESERVOIRS ASSOCIATED WITH PALEOHIGHS: UPPER JURASSIC SMACKOVER FORMATION, NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO

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    Ernest A. Mancini

    2003-09-25

    The University of Alabama in cooperation with Texas A&M University, McGill University, Longleaf Energy Group, Strago Petroleum Corporation, and Paramount Petroleum Company are undertaking an integrated, interdisciplinary geoscientific and engineering research project. The project is designed to characterize and model reservoir architecture, pore systems and rock-fluid interactions at the pore to field scale in Upper Jurassic Smackover reef and carbonate shoal reservoirs associated with varying degrees of relief on pre-Mesozoic basement paleohighs in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The project effort includes the prediction of fluid flow in carbonate reservoirs through reservoir simulation modeling that utilizes geologic reservoir characterization and modeling and the prediction of carbonate reservoir architecture, heterogeneity and quality through seismic imaging. The primary objective of the project is to increase the profitability, producibility and efficiency of recovery of oil from existing and undiscovered Upper Jurassic fields characterized by reef and carbonate shoals associated with pre-Mesozoic basement paleohighs. The principal research effort for Year 3 of the project has been reservoir characterization, 3-D modeling, testing of the geologic-engineering model, and technology transfer. This effort has included six tasks: (1) the study of seismic attributes, (2) petrophysical characterization, (3) data integration, (4) the building of the geologic-engineering model, (5) the testing of the geologic-engineering model and (6) technology transfer. This work was scheduled for completion in Year 3. Progress on the project is as follows: geoscientific reservoir characterization is completed. The architecture, porosity types and heterogeneity of the reef and shoal reservoirs at Appleton and Vocation Fields have been characterized using geological and geophysical data. The study of rock-fluid interactions has been completed. Observations regarding the diagenetic processes influencing pore system development and heterogeneity in these reef and shoal reservoirs have been made. Petrophysical and engineering property characterization has been completed. Porosity and permeability data at Appleton and Vocation Fields have been analyzed, and well performance analysis has been conducted. Data integration is up to date, in that, the geological, geophysical, petrophysical and engineering data collected to date for Appleton and Vocation Fields have been compiled into a fieldwide digital database. 3-D geologic modeling of the structures and reservoirs at Appleton and Vocation Fields has been completed. The models represent an integration of geological, petrophysical and seismic data. 3-D reservoir simulation of the reservoirs at Appleton and Vocation Fields has been completed. The 3-D geologic models served as the framework for the simulations. The geologic-engineering models of the Appleton and Vocation Field reservoirs have been developed. These models are being tested. The geophysical interpretation for the paleotopographic feature being tested has been made, and the study of the data resulting from drilling of a well on this paleohigh is in progress. Numerous presentations on reservoir characterization and modeling at Appleton and Vocation Fields have been made at professional meetings and conferences and a short course on microbial reservoir characterization and modeling based on these fields has been prepared.

  19. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Northeastern University

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    associated with exposure to environmental contaminants (e.g., smoking, drinking water, radon, and H1N1 virus engineering and bioremediation processes. Dr. Bouwer's research interests encompasses factors that influence biotransformation of contaminants, bioremediation for control of contaminated soils and groundwaters, biofilm

  20. SNEAP 80: symposium of Northeastern Accelerator personnel

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    Billen, J.H. (ed.) ed.

    1980-01-01

    Reports of operations are presented for twenty-seven facilities, along with reports on accelerators in progress, ion sources, insulating gases, charging systems, stripping foils, accelerating tubes, and upgraded accelerator systems. (GHT)

  1. December 6, 2009 Math Circle, Northeastern

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    Knill, Oliver

    ;Polyhedra in Art Sunday, December 6, 2009 #12;Sunday, December 6, 2009 #12;Polyhedra in Pop Sunday, December

  2. Assessment of Recreational Fishery in Northeastern Mexico 

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    Vale, Arturo J., III

    2010-01-14

    of small fish, and frequent utilization of fish. Growth to age 3 and quality size (300 - 380-mm TL) is similar to that of populations from the Southeastern U.S.; however, the growth potential of individuals older than age 3 appeared limited by suitable...

  3. Tectonic origin of Crowley's Ridge, northeastern Arkansas

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    VanArsdale, R.B. (Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (United States). Geology Dept.); Williams, R.A.; Shedlock, K.M.; King, K.W.; Odum, J.K. (Geological survey, Denver, CO (United States). Denver Federal Center); Schweig, E.S. III; Kanter, L.R. (Memphis State Univ., TN (United States))

    1992-01-01

    Crowley's Ridge is a 320 km long topographic ridge that extends from Thebes, Illinois to Helena, Arkansas. The ridge has been interpreted as an erosional remnant formed during Quaternary incision of the ancestral Mississippi and Ohio rivers; however, the Reelfoot Rift COCORP line identified a down-to-the-west fault bounding the western margin of Crowley's Ridge south of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Subsequent Mini-Sosie seismic reflection profiles confirmed the COCORP data and identified additional faults beneath other margins of the ridge. In each case the faults lie beneath the base of the ridge scarp. The Mini-Sosie data did not resolve the uppermost 150 m and so it was not possible to determine if the faults displace the near-surface Claiborne Group (middle Eocene). A shotgun source seismic reflection survey was subsequently conducted to image the uppermost 250 m across the faulted margins. The shotgun survey across the western margin of the ridge south of Jonesboro reveals displaced reflectors as shallow as 30 m depth. Claiborne Group strata are displaced approximately 6 m and it appears that some of the topographic relief of Crowley's Ridge at this location is due to post middle Eocene fault displacement. Based on the reflection data, the authors suggest that Crowley's Ridge is tectonic in origin.

  4. Marine Flora and Fauna o the Northeastern United States.

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    otherwise noted) from D83, Technical Information Division. Environmental Science Information Center. NOAA Station, Gulf Breeze. Fla.. fiscal year 1%9. By the Laboratory sUff. August 1970, iii + 33 p., 29 figs Fisheries, fiscal year 1969. By Division of Economic Research. April 1970. iii + 29 p., 12 figs., 7 Ubles

  5. Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata SPICE Macro Model Northeastern University

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    Ayers, Joseph

    and majority voter. A full-adder is designed with QCA cells using the SPICE model as a test vehicle describes a SPICE model development method- ology for Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata (QCA) cells and presents a SPICE model for QCA cells. The model is val- idated by simulating the basic logic gates such as inverter

  6. ORIGINAL PAPER Rapid 20th century environmental change on northeastern

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    Briner, Jason P.

    and chironomid assemblages are unprecedented in the past 5,000 years. The dramatic ecological shifts-increasing rates as anthropogenic inputs of green house gases continue to cause climate warming and enhanced

  7. , . . NRAC Publication No. 00-005 I Northeastern Regional

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    Florida, University of

    include: traditionalprocessorswho manufacture, preserve, prepare, shuck, eviscerate, freeze or change seafood was the first food commodityto have a mandatory HACCP requirement, meat and poultry plants are now

  8. The Copper Creek Clovis Point from Hells Canyon, Northeastern Oregon

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    Reid, Kenneth C.; Root, Matthew J.; Hughes, Richard E.

    2008-01-01

    and on the upper Snake River plain between American Fallsknappers along the Snake River Plain used at least four

  9. Sounding Ceará: Music and the Environment in Northeastern Brazil

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    Silvers, Michael Benjamin

    2012-01-01

    Cabot. 1865. A Journey in Brazil. Boston: Houghton, OsgoodSamuel. 1991. “Review: Brazil: Forro. Music for Maids andBranca. Accordion Forro from Brazil. ” Latin American Music

  10. Northeastern University Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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    Müftü, Sinan

    and wear characteristics of compliant foil bearings, and the benefits of low-friction coatings to prolong such as ball or roller applications that use a lubricating fluid, such as oil, to act as a wear reducer, and require considerable ancillary pumping, sealing, and plumbing. The use of process gas film foil bearings

  11. PRODUCTIVITY OF A RESIDENT GIANT CANADA GOOSE FLOCK IN NORTHEASTERN

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    'preparationand review. I also wish to thank p Dr. Frank SchitoskeyJr., Dr. Paul A. Vohs Jr., and Thom~s L. Kuck

  12. Northeastern Illinois University Department of World Languages and Cultures

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    , is sold in package form with an access code to supporting materials and activities on the publisher.vistahigherlearning.com for more information. 2. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition or higher) The Modern and argumentation. The textbook selected for the course is designed to help learners develop skills to move from

  13. SPECIAL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Northeastern States Research Cooperative

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    may be submitted to NSRC Theme One for one-year support of a graduate student research assistantship with 1" margins and 12-point font with no more than 6 lines per inch (standard line spacing for 12-point

  14. Sounding Ceará: Music and the Environment in Northeastern Brazil

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    Silvers, Michael Benjamin

    2012-01-01

    1994-2005): Cardoso, Lula and the Need for a DemocraticPresident Luiz Inácio “Lula” Da Silva declared a “national11.176, issued by President Lula and the Brazilian National

  15. Northeastern University Policy on Use of Social Media Accounts

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    ; Conflict of Commitment and Interest Policy; Policy on Endorsements and use of University Identifiers not apply to personal social media accounts or use of social media in a survey or other research protocol

  16. The Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)

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  17. Effectiveness of a Bioretention Cell Treating Stormwater Runoff in Northeastern Kansas

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    Chen, Xiaolu

    2010-05-12

    obtained and classified as sand and sandy loam. The mulch layer used in the study was from locally collected municipal leaves and grass clippings. In their research, some washout of media particles has been noted in field facilities, mostly from new... of the bioretention cell and surrounding area Runoff from Mize Boulevard is collected in curbside sewers behind the road and drained to the bioretention cells through a single concrete pipe. A mesh bag trap is installed in the entrance of the curbside sewer...

  18. Katelyn Hardy, Northeastern University Co-op at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January

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    , January­ August 2009 I am a chemistry undergraduate with a strong interest in environmental sciences descriptions of projects I worked on while at the National Center for Environmental Health's Environmental calculators and charts and emergency well disinfection after a disaster) Environmental Public Health Training

  19. NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST2002 9(4):407418 ASSESSMENT OF PREY AVAILABILITY FOR

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    Zajac, Roman N.

    along the east- ern coast of the United States, Malaclemys terrapin is a species of management concern, marine annelids, and beef (Coker 1906). In Allen and Littleford's (1955) study in Maryland, terrapins

  20. Near-surface neotectonic deformation associated with seismicity in the northeastern United States

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    Alexander, S.S.; Gold, D.P.; Gardner, T.W.; Slingerland, R.L.; Thornton, C.P. (Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (USA). Dept. of Geosciences)

    1989-10-01

    For the Lancaster, PA seismic zone a multifaceted investigation revealed several manifestations of near-surface, neotectonic deformation. Remote sensing data together with surface geological and geophysical observations, and recent seismicity reveal that the neotectonic deformation is concentrated in a NS-trending fault zone some 50 km in length and 10--20 km in width. Anomalies associated with this zone include distinctive lineament and surface erosional patterns; geologically recent uplift evidenced by elevations of stream terraces along the Susquehanna River; and localized contemporary travertine deposits in streams down-drainage from the inferred active fault zone. In the Moodus seismic zone the frequency of tectonically-controlled lineaments was observed to increase in the Moodus quadrangle compared to adjacent areas and dominant lineament directions were observed that are perpendicular and parallel to the orientation of the maximum horizontal stress direction (N80-85E) recently determined from in-situ stress measurements in a 1.5 km-deep borehole in the seismic zone and from well-constrained earthquake focal mechanisms. 284 refs., 33 figs.

  1. Geology and engineering geology of a Wilcox lignite deposit in northeastern Rusk County, Texas 

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    Cole, William F.

    1980-01-01

    sheaz strength (Cu) for a 140 ft highwall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 37 Highwall height (H) vs factor of safety (F). 88 38 Highwall height (ft) vs horizontal distance (ft) from crest to toe of highwall, assuming the dragline is located 10...

  2. Anthropogenic emissions of nonmethane hydrocarbons in the northeastern United States: Measured seasonal variations from

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    Goldstein, Allen

    in relative emissions for this series of trace gases. Seasonal changes in n-butane and i-butane emissions may [Seinfeld and Pandis, 1998]. [3] In this study, we present the seasonality of C2-C6 (ethane, propane, n-butane, i-butane, n-pentane, i-pentane and n-hexane) hydrocarbons, NOy and CO as measured at Harvard Forest

  3. Genetic and environmental factors affecting growth and reproduction characters of Morada Nova sheep in Northeastern Brazil 

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    Fernandes, Antonio Amaury Oria

    1985-01-01

    sheep was raised at the Fazenda Iracema-Sertao Central Research Unit which belongs to the "Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuaria do Ceara" (EPACE). The Fazenda Iracema is located at Quixada, Ceara, Brazil situ- Table 3 Summary of the Experimental Morada... collected over a 6-year period (1979-1984) from the Morada Nova sheep flock (Figure 2) maintained by the Experimental Research Unit of the "Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuaria do Ceara" (EPACE) at the Experimental Iracema Farm, Quixada, Ceara, Brazil...

  4. OBSERVATIONS ON THE FISH FAUNA ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE PLATFORMS IN THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO

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    active only during the day, and others only at night. Offshore oil drilling platforms are known to at) documented the development of fish popu- lations (as well as populations of encrusting or- ganisms) at two documented the fish fauna of drilling platforms off the coast of Louisiana (Sonnier et al. 1976). This paper

  5. NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST2009 16(1):101112 Stream Macroinvertebrate Communities in Paired

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    , hemlock stands may con- strain food resources in streams by shading periphyton communities (Rowell and are important sources of organic carbon, inorganic nutrients, and organisms to downstream ecosystems (Lowe and Likens 2005, Nadeau and Rains 2007, Wipi et al. 2007). Food resources in headwater streams draining

  6. This article was downloaded by: [Northeastern University] On: 17 October 2011, At: 10:29

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    Buldyrev, Sergey

    , Yeshiva University, New York, New York e Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore Available Institute of High Performance Computing Singapore A combined molecular dynamics and finite element model

  7. Assessing XRF for the geochemical characterization of radiolarian chert artifacts from northeastern North America

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    in polar- ized microscopy. Adding to the challenges facing archaeologists is the fact that 1) petrography section. All of these factors preclude the use of petrography on a routine basis for chert archaeological

  8. Influence of Gizzard Shad on Fish Community Ecology in Northeastern South Dakota Glacial Lakes

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    South Dakota Glacial Lakes By Justin A. VanDeHey and David W. Willis Department of Wildlife Administrator Wildlife Division Director Geno Adams Tony Leif Grants Coordinator Tanna Zabel #12;ii- Chutz, Landon Peirce, Luke Schultz and Breanna VanDeHey. Funding for this project was provided

  9. Palaeoenvironment and ecology of the middle Cretaceous Grebenka ora of northeastern Asia

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    Rees, Allister

    Received 10 November 2000; accepted 11 December 2001 Abstract The Grebenka flora, from the main exposure with biostratigraphic correlation of the plant-bearing non-marine beds with marine units of the Krivorechenskaya floodplain aggradation indicate that the 100-m-thick plant-bearing volcaniclastic floodplain succession

  10. Interregional "Landscapes of Movement" and the La Unión Archaeological District of Northeastern Costa Rica

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    Benfer, Adam Kevin

    2012-05-31

    and exploring their past functions and properties. I propose that a direct historical approach (Steward 1942; Strong 1972; Wedel 1938) or upstreaming approach (Fenton 1949, 1952) to pre-Hispanic landscapes and waterscapes of movement—one that begins... and the Antillean populations (Rodríguez Ramos 2010; Rodríguez Ramos and Pagán Jiménez 2006), I propose that a world-systems model (c.f., Wallerstein 1974) better fits the Circum- Caribbean (c.f., Steward 1963) areas which constituted the Circum-Caribbean World...

  11. Late Quaternary deposition and facies model for karstic Lake Estanya (North-eastern Spain)

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    Gilli, Adrian

    by the coalescence of two karstic sinkholes with maximum water depths of 12 and 20 m, located in the Pre

  12. The Importance of Wildlife Harvest to Human Health and Livelihoods in Northeastern Madagascar

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    Golden, Christopher DeWeir

    2011-01-01

    protocols for anthropometry used in the construction of aIDA affects maternal anthropometry, fetal development and

  13. Complex origins of the Lusitania biogeographic province and northeastern Atlantic fishes

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    2013-01-01

    and Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).  Bulle? tin of Azores, Madeira,  the  Canary  Islands,  Cape  Verde  and Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands.   Recently,  Briggs 

  14. AGE, GROWTH, AND MORTALITY OF GRAY TRIGGERFISH, BALISTES CAPRISCUS, FROM THE NORTHEASTERN

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    dorsal spines were processed for examination as follows: 1) removing the first 5 mm of spine shaft above the condyle with a Dremel2 tool; 2) placing the shaft section on a mounting tag using Lakeside No. 70c thermo- plastic cement and sectioning the shaft using the method described by Berry et al. (1977); 3) re- moving

  15. Final Report: Northeastern Regional Center of the DOE's National Institute for Climatic Change Research

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    Davis, Kenneth

    2014-01-14

    Administration of the NERC of NICCR began at Penn State in December of 2005 and ended in December of 2011. During that time, five requests for proposals were released and five rounds of proposals were reviewed, awarded and administered. Throughout this award, 203 pre-proposals have been received by the NERC in five RFPS and 110 full proposals invited. Of the 110 full proposals reviewed, 53 were funded (most in full, some partially) resulting in 51 subcontracts. These awards were distributed among 17 universities and 3 non-governmental research institutes. Full proposals have been received from 29 universities and 5 non-governmental research institutes. Research activities have now been completed.

  16. Microspatial Distributional Patterns of Vectors of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil

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    Donalisio, Maria Rita; Peterson, A. Townsend; Costa, Pietra Lemos; da Silva, Fernadno José Valenç a, Helio Franç a; Shaw, Jeffrey J.; Filho, P. Brandao

    2012-01-01

    was more abundant in peridomiciliary and to a lesser degree forested areas, offering a possible vectorial role for other Leishmania species in the wooded environments. Detection of L. whitmani in perido- mestic and forested areas reinforces the assumption... de Medicina Tropical de Sa˜o Paulo, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 277–282, 2009. [8] A. C. Gomes, “Sand fly vectorial ecology in the State of Sa˜o Paulo, Brazil,” Memo´rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 89, no. 3, pp. 457–460, 1994. [9] F. Rangel, R. Lainson...

  17. Paleogene clockwise tectonic rotation of the Xining-Lanzhou region, northeastern Tibetan Plateau

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    make testable pre- dictions for the kinematic evolution of the orogen. Using geodetic analysis [e analysis presented in the companion paper by Horton et al. [2004]. Analysis of paleomagnetic declination with Asia. When compared to rotational paleomagnetic results from adjacent regions, several mechanisms can

  18. The Importance of Wildlife Harvest to Human Health and Livelihoods in Northeastern Madagascar

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    Golden, Christopher DeWeir

    2011-01-01

    effects of damaged ecosystems and diminished access to natural resourceseffects of damaged ecosystems and diminished access to natural resources

  19. The California Salmon Fly as a Food Source in Northeastern California

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    Sutton, Mark Q

    1985-01-01

    on salmon flies available. Insect foods, however, are oftenFriedrich S. 1951 Insects as Human Food: A Chapter of theAS A FOOD SOURCE Arnett, Ross H. 1985 American Insects: A

  20. Complex origins of the Lusitania biogeographic province and northeastern Atlantic fishes

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    2013-01-01

    tropical  eastern  Atlantic  (TEA),  encom? passing  the Tropical E Atlantic (TEA)  Lessepsian taxa  Introduced taxa for  two  distinct  areas:  the  TEA  (33.6%)  and  the 

  1. USING NEXRAD AND RAIN GAUGE PRECIPITATION DATA FOR HYDROLOGIC CALIBRATION OF SWAT IN A NORTHEASTERN WATERSHED

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    Sexton, Aisha M.; Sadeghi, Ali M.; Zhang, Xuesong; Srinivasan, Ragahvan; Shirmohammadi, Adel

    2010-05-10

    The value of watershed?scale, hydrologic and water quality models to ecosystem management is increasingly evident as more programs adopt these tools to evaluate the effectiveness of different management scenarios and their impact on the environment. Quality of precipitation data is critical for appropriate application of watershed models. In small watersheds, where no dense rain gauge network is available, modelers are faced with a dilemma to choose between different data sets. In this study, we used the German Branch (GB) watershed (~50 km2), which is included in the USDA Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), to examine the implications of using surface rain gauge and next?generation radar (NEXRAD) precipitation data sets on the performance of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The GB watershed is located in the Coastal Plain of Maryland on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. Stream flow estimation results using surface rain gauge data seem to indicate the importance of using rain gauges within the same direction as the storm pattern with respect to the watershed. In the absence of a spatially representative network of rain gauges within the watershed, NEXRAD data produced good estimates of stream flow at the outlet of the watershed. Three NEXRAD datasets, including (1)*non?corrected (NC), (2) bias?corrected (BC), and (3) inverse distance weighted (IDW) corrected NEXRAD data, were produced. Nash?Sutcliffe efficiency coefficients for daily stream flow simulation using these three NEXRAD data ranged from 0.46 to 0.58 during calibration and from 0.68 to 0.76 during validation. Overall, correcting NEXRAD with rain gauge data is promising to produce better hydrologic modeling results. Given the multiple precipitation datasets and corresponding simulations, we explored the combination of the multiple simulations using Bayesian model averaging.

  2. Social Memory and the Politics of Place-Making in Northeastern Amazonia

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    Raffles, Hugh

    2000-01-01

    Without Fear of Being Happy: Lula, the Workers Party and1991) suggest that Lula’s unwillingness to embody such

  3. Social Memory and the Politics of Place-making in Northeastern Amazonia

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    Raffles, Hugh

    2004-01-01

    Without Fear of Being Happy: Lula, the Workers Party and1991) suggest that Lula’s unwillingness to embody such

  4. Analysis of tidal current observations over the northeastern shelf of the Gulf of Mexico 

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    Durham, Donald L

    1967-01-01

    LIST OF FIGURES Chapter TABLE OF CONTENTS Page vi vii IV INTRODUCTION A. Statement of Problem B. Literature Review 1. Tidal Current Theory 2. Tidal Current Observations INSTRUMENTATION AND DATA COLLECTION A. Selection and Modification... of Equipment B. September 1965 Survey DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS A. The Surface Tide 1. General 2. Gulf of Mexico B. Current Components C. Spectral Analysis D. Harmonic Analysis E. Tidal Ellipse F, Temperature CONCLUSIONS 1 1 2 2 11 15 15 21...

  5. In the northeastern South China Sea,fast westward moving nonlinear internal waves

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    Klymak, Jody M.

    at timescales as short as 20 minutes.While their associated energy density and energy flux are the largest that features of NLIWs in the deep Luzon Strait are quite different from those over the shallow East China Sea for a significant portion of the tidal energy budget, and understanding NLIWs is important for studies of the energy

  6. Eugene Smotkin > Northeastern University > Scientific Advisory Board > The

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  7. Satilla REMC- HomePlus Loan Program

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     Satilla Rural Electric Member Corporation offers the HomePlus Loan Program to members to install energy efficient improvements in their homes. Members can receive financing for improvements in...

  8. South Central Indiana REMC | Open Energy Information

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  9. Timing and magnitude of Miocene eustasy derived from the mixed siliciclastic-carbonate stratigraphic record of the northeastern Australian margin

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    Leckie, Mark

    amplitude of sea-level change ice volume sequence stratigraphy Heterozoan carbonates Miocene ODP Leg 194 Eustasy is a key parameter to understand sedimentary sequences on continental margins and to reconstruct and timing of sequence formation on mixed carbonate-siliciclastic margins, and to estimate the amplitude

  10. Investigations on the Structure Tectonics, Geophysics, Geochemistry, and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Black Mesa Basin, Northeastern Arizona

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    Barker, Colin; Carroll, Herbert; Erickson, Richard; George, Steve; Guo, Genliang; Reeves,T.K.; Sharma, Bijon; Szpakiewicz, Michael; Volk, Len

    1999-04-27

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has instituted a basin-analysis study program to encourage drilling in underexplored and unexplored areas and increase discovery rates for hydrocarbons by independent oil companies within the continental United States. The work is being performed at the DOE's National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research (NIPER) in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, by the Exploration and Drilling Group within BDM-Oklahoma (BDM), the manager of the facility for DOE. Several low-activity areas in the Mid-Continent, west, and southwest were considered for the initial study area (Reeves and Carroll 1994a). The Black Mesa region in northwestern Arizona is shown on the U.S. Geological Survey 1995 oil and gas map of the United States as an undrilled area, adapted from Takahashi and Gautier 1995. This basin was selected by DOE s the site for the initial NIPER-BDM survey to develop prospects within the Lower-48 states (Reeves and Carroll 1994b).

  11. Riparian reforestation and channel change: A case study of two small tributaries to Sleepers River, northeastern Vermont, USA

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    Vermont, University of

    remeasured bed widths and surveyed large woody debris (LWD) in two of these tributaries, along 500 m of upper reaches. Visual observations, cross-sectional surveys, and LWD characteristics indicate that reforested

  12. Application of two hydrologic models with different runoff mechanisms to a hillslope dominated watershed in the northeastern

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    is increasing in response to growing demands for improved environmental quality and is evolving as a tool simulated streamflow with almost equal accuracy. Since streamflow is an integral response and depends mainly results was the ability to predict the spatial distribution of soil moisture content. HSPF aggregates soil

  13. Koleopterologische Rundschau 66 39-45 Wien, Juni 1996 Deronectes fosteri sp.n. from northeastern Spain

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    Ribera, Ignacio

    , Ayr CFB Coll. Fery, Berlin CFP Coll. Fresneda, El Pont de Suert, Lleida CHB Coll. Hernando, Barcelona." and with holotype label. Paratypes (NWM, MZB, CAB, CAL, CBP, CFA, CFB, CFP, CHB, CRM): 12 SO and 8 9 9 with same

  14. #300240 2014 INTERNATIONAL OIL SPILL CONFERENCE Ecological Connectivity in Northeastern Gulf of Mexico The Deep-C Initiative

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    -derived data into linked food web-earth system models that can forecast how spills impact ecological- specific and realistic food web and earth system models. These data, alone or in concert, improve our

  15. Recent marine and lagoonal ostracodes from the Estero De Tastiota region, Sonora, Mexico (Northeastern Gulf of California)

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    Benson, R. H.; Kaesler, R. L.

    1963-01-01

    coast of Sonora, Mexico, in the Gulf of California about one-third of its length (440 miles) south of the mouth of the Colorado River. The faunal assemblages represent an open-gulf biotope, a lower-lagoon biotope, an upper- lagoon biotope, and a tidal... in the lagoon; salinity ranges from 36c/oo in the open gulf to 48%0 on the tidal flat; and temperature ranges from 18°C in January to 29°C in July and Sep- tember. The substratum consists of very coarse sand in the open gulf, medium to coarse sand in the lagoon...

  16. Mercury in the Northeastern Chukchi Sea: Distribution patterns in seawater and sediments and biomagnification in the benthic food web

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    Fox, Austin L.; Hughes, Emily A.; Trocine, R. P.; Trefry, John; Schonberg, Susan V.; McTigue, Nathan D.; Lasorsa, Brenda K.; Konar, Brenda; Cooper, L. W.

    2014-04-01

    Mercury contamination in the atmosphere, snow and marine mammals of the Artic has been a continuing environmental concern and the focus of many investigations.

  17. Basement/cover rock relations of the Dry Fork Ridge Anticline termination, northeastern Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming and Montana 

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    Hennings, Peter Hill

    1986-01-01

    their equivalents in the western geosynclinal basins (e. g. , 2 to 5 km vs. 8 to 11 km). The structural style of Laramide deformation in the Wyoming Province is dominated by high angle faulting in the basement, whereas the style on the west side... on a scale of I: 12, 000 over the entire area and at a scale of I:6, 000 in structura11y complex portions. The map base consists of U. S. G. S. 7. 5 minute topographic quadrangles that were enlarged. Aerial photographs on a scale of appr oximate1y I...

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

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    Jones, Ryan S.

    2010-07-14

    (Artemisia filifolia) vegetation type as compared to the shinnery oak (Quercus harvardii) type (40%). I also evaluated post-burn habitat alterations and plant succession (1 year and 2 years after burning) as potential lesser prairie chicken habitat. After...

  19. The Production Of Place, Urban Development, And Public Spaces In An Emerging Tourist Economy In Northeastern Brazil

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    Palmer, Christian Tobler

    2014-01-01

    and oil exploration offshore. This chapter contextualizesItacaré is relatively close offshore, just seven or eightof different species, offshore fishing primarily took place

  20. Polyhedra and Polytopes 12/6/09, Math circle Northeastern Oliver Knill How to see in higher dimensions

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    Knill, Oliver

    ) = -(x/(1-w), y/(1-w), z/(1-w)). An other possibility is to slice the object at three dimensional "hyper Coxeter recommends in [3] the axiomatic, the algebraic or the intuitive way to conquer higher dimensional dimensional space. We can build the objects in a computer, rotate then around and watch them. The vertices

  1. ANALYSIS OF AERIAL SURVEYS AND TOLERANCE OF LANDOWNERS FOR A CANADA GOOSE FLOCK IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA

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    the manuscript. Thanks are expressed to Dr. Frank Schitoskey, Jr., Dr. Paul A. Vohs, Jr., and Thomas L. Kuck they spent helping me on this project. Special thanks are expressed to Thomas L. Kuck for his ideas

  2. Interpretation of Pennsylvania Bartlesville sandstone in southeastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma from continuous dipmeter and gamma-ray logs 

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    Kranz, Dwight Stanley

    1981-01-01

    represents the dune phase of sediment transport in the uppermost lower-flow regime. The massive, fine-grained sandstone unit (3) with rare low-angle cross laminations represents a transition from uppermost to lowermost lower-flow regime. The ripple...-laminated sandstones. The quartz content decreases upward from 47 to 37" while the matrix content increases upward from 35 to 47K within each compo- site bedset. These changes indicate deposition from decreasino flow regime currents. Isopach maps of the point...

  3. Environmental responses to Lateglacial climatic fluctuations recorded in the sediments of pre-Alpine Lake Mondsee (northeastern Alps)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    enables the detection of subtle sedimentological changes, proving that depositional processes even reaction of 18 O and vegetation, but sedimentological changes (reduction of endogenic calcite content

  4. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 39/2 (April 2010) iiivi Copyright 2010 Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association

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    Murphy, James J.

    techniques and to showcase examples of high quality re- search that addressed environmental, natural re, Natural Resource, and Agricultural Economics Kent D. Messer and James J. Murphy Nearly two decades ago Greenhouse Gas Initiative (Shobe et al. 2010) to managing a multispecies fishery (Anderson 2010), and use

  5. Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide--Northeastern Section, 1987 The Geology of Cameron's Line, West Torrington, Connecticut

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    Merguerian, Charles

    of Cameron's Line, West Torrington, Connecticut Charles Merguerian, Geology Department, Hofstra University, Connecticut, and consists of two stops in the West Torrington 7 ½-minute quadrangle (Fig. 1). They can be reached from Exit 44 of Connecticut 8 by traveling southwestward on Connecticut 202 (East Main Street

  6. A Serializability Violation Detector for Shared-Memory Server Programs

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    Xu, Min

    region", its inference and serializability #12;Motivation #12;The Northeastern blackout, August 2003 notice Toronto going dark #12;The Northeastern blackout, August 2003 notice Toronto going dark #12

  7. Johnson County REMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Johnson County Rural Electric Membership Cooperative offers rebates to residential customers who install or replace new water heating and HVAC equipment. Rebates are available on the purchase and...

  8. Miami-Cass REMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Miami-Cass Rural Electric Membership Cooperative (MCREMC) is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving customers in central Indiana.  MCREMC offers energy efficiency rebates to its...

  9. Utilities Dist-Western IN REMC | Open Energy Information

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    with South Korea had preferred Rokkasho, a remote fishing village in northeastern Japan. The ITER project

  14. Solar in Cold, Cloudy Climates

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    Presentation delivered by Chuck Marken during the 2009 Northeastern Solar Cities Conference Solar Survey session.

  15. Appears in Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, April 2011, Sydney, Australia. JPL Clearance CL#11-0178

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    Schaffer, Steven

    Institute, Thailand e Northeastern Hydro Power Plant, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand f

  16. Structural Geology of a Central Segment of the Qilian Shan-Nan Shan Thrust Belt: Implications for the Magnitude of Cenozoic Shortening in the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau

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    Reith, Robin

    2013-01-01

    characterization of the Gangcha complex in the West Qinling terrane, central China: Journal of the Geological

  17. 2D versus 1D ground-motion modelling for the Friuli region, north-eastern Italy1 W. Imperatori1, *

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    Boyer, Edmond

    12 evaluate how the 2D (in the NW-SE direction) geological structure of the Friuli (NE Italy) basin13-studied regions, such as California, 3D geological structure models are often used for4 ground-motion modelling analyses, different 1D models are9 chosen for different stations to better characterize the structure

  18. Method for describing and evaluating coal mine wastes for coal recovery: a case history from the historical longwall district in the northeastern Illinois coal field

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    Khan, L.A.; Berggren, D.J.

    1984-12-01

    A method for describing and evaluating coal mine wastes evolved in 1982 from studies at more than 100 historic longwall mine sites conducted by the Illinois State Geological Survey and partially funded by the Illinois Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Council (IAMLRC). The primary purpose was to locate and identify different types of waste materials at these sites and to evaluate them for future reclamation. The method which involves geologic characterization, sampling, standard analyses, and evaluation tests, can be used to determine the potential of a mine waste deposit for secondary recovery of coal. It yields data relating to three factors involved in secondary recovery: quality (ash content, heating value), quantity (recoverable tonnages), and the net effect of the recovery operation (product value relative to operations costs; social and environmental assets relative to liabilities). The longwall study did not directly address the question of recoverable tonnages of coal but provided information that can be used to make this evaluation, minimize the amount of drilling required for accurate forecasts of profitability, and measure the economic and environmental benefits of secondary recovery steps in a reclamation plan.

  19. Structural Geology of a Central Segment of the Qilian Shan-Nan Shan Thrust Belt: Implications for the Magnitude of Cenozoic Shortening in the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau

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    Reith, Robin

    2013-01-01

    Dong from the Institute of Geomechanics, Chinese Academy ofmethods at the Institute of Geomechanics, Chinese Academy of

  20. Sources and budgets for CO and O3 in the northeastern Pacific during the spring of 2001: Results from the PHOBEA-II Experiment

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    Lyatt Jaeglé

    are fossil fuel combustion, biomass burning, biofuel burning, and oxidation of atmospheric CH4 and of NMHCs from the PHOBEA-II Experiment Lyatt Jaegle´,1 Daniel A. Jaffe,2 Heather U. Price,2,3 Peter Weiss. U. Price, P. Weiss-Penzias, P. I. Palmer, M. J. Evans, D. J. Jacob, and I. Bey, Sources and budgets

  1. Aircraft measurements of SO2 and aerosols over northeastern China: Vertical pro les and the in uence of weather on air quality

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    Dickerson, Russell R.

    (e.g., Li et al., 2010a), and should be accounted for in remote sensing of air pollution from space and the in uence of weather on air quality Can Li a , Jeffrey W. Stehr a , Lackson T. Marufu a , Zhanqing Li a t s air quality caused by shift in weather pattern.

  2. Local attitudes, knowledge and values regarding natural resource use in the range of the Maroon-fronted Parrot in northeastern Mexico 

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    Madero-Farias, Alma Alida

    2000-01-01

    ), for providing me resources, information, and her valuable time. Special thanks to my field teammates Gabriela Ortiz Maciel, Jose Luis Manzano Loza, Romualdo Martinez, and Ruben Marroquin, from ITESM-CCA-PMSE, for helping me gather my data. Ruben's deep... of 2000, accompanied by 4 colleagues from the Maroon-fronted Parrot project (Gabriela Ortiz, Romualdo Martinez, Ruben Marroquin, and Jose Luis Manzano). Many of the interviewees had previously met members of the parrot project, who had been more active...

  3. Ecological niche modeling and differentiation of populations of *Triatoma brasiliensis* Neiva, 1911, the most important Chagas disease vector in northeastern Brazil (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae)

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    Costa, Jane; Peterson, A. Townsend; Beard, C. Ben

    2002-11-01

    Ecologic niche modeling has allowed numerous advances in understanding the geographic ecology of species, including distributionalpredictions, distributionalchange and invasion, and assessment of ecologic differences. We ...

  4. J.A. Leenheer & M.M. Reddy, Annals of Environmental Science / 2008, Vol 2, 11-25 www.aes.northeastern.edu, ISSN 1939-2621 11

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    , including the Green River Formation oil shale, which is well known as one the world's largest potential

  5. Late Period Cultural Sequences in the Northeastern Great Basin Subarea and their Implications for the Upper Snake and Salmon River Country

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    Butler, B. Robert

    1981-01-01

    included the Eastern Snake River Plain and adjacent parts ofA.D EASTERN IDAHO SNAKE RIVER PLAIN I BIRCH CREEK VALLEYthe south side of the Snake River Plain southeast of Birch

  6. Structural Geology of a Central Segment of the Qilian Shan-Nan Shan Thrust Belt: Implications for the Magnitude of Cenozoic Shortening in the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau

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    Reith, Robin

    2013-01-01

    continental deformation: Geology, Burchfiel, B.C. , Zhang,by lower crustal flow: Geology, 28: 703-706. Cowgill, E. ,in north Qilian: Gansu Geology, 20: 40-44 (in Chinese with

  7. Association between body size and reservoir competence of mammals bearing Borrelia burgdorferi at an endemic site in the northeastern United States

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    Barbour, AG; Bunikis, J; Fish, D; Hanincová, K

    2015-01-01

    of California Irvine, 3012 Hewitt, Irvine, CA 92697-4028,of California Irvine, 3012 Hewitt, Irvine, CA 92697-4028,

  8. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 02848, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-02848

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    detailed geological and palaeomagnetic fieldwork in the northeastern Gobi Altai. Detailed sedimentological in the northeastern Gobi Altai. We sam- pled lower Cretaceous stratigraphy in rift basins flanking the modern Ih Bogd

  9. ;\\mphihia-K(:ptilia l:% ! 1312): 26

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    Hödl, Walter

    .America. Today P. diplolistrij is eridemic to the c;l:itill~:i [lnd other seric formations of northeastern

  10. Anim. Behar., 1986,34,551560 Reproductive life history correlates of early and late sexual maturation in

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    Galef Jr., Bennett G.

    ) hardware cloth and carpeted with a thin layer of wood-chip bedding (Betta-chip, Northeastern Products

  11. Heritage Modern: Cityscape of the Late Socialist Political Economy in Trinidad, Cuba

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    Tanaka, Maki

    2011-01-01

    tsunamis wiped out a northeastern region, sending tens of thousands into life in shelters, and crippled nuclear

  12. Press Pass - Press Releases

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    Technology, Cambridge Northeastern University, Boston Michigan Wayne State University, Detroit Minnesota University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Mississippi University of Mississippi,...

  13. Journal of Tropical Ecology (2010) 26:173184. Copyright Cambridge University Press 2010 doi:10.1017/S0266467409990472

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    2010-01-01

    large numbers of Artibeus jamaicencis at a lick in north-eastern Peru. Ascorra et al. (1996) found clay

  14. African Origins of the Domestic Donkey

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    Jordan, Steve

    and other societies in Northeastern Africa to the desertification of the Sahara ( 5000 to 7000 years ago) (4

  15. Reservoir Characterization, Formation Evaluation, and 3D Geologic Modeling of the Upper Jurassic Smackover Microbial Carbonate Reservoir and Associated Reservoir Facies at Little Cedar Creek Field, Northeastern Gulf of Mexico 

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    Al Haddad, Sharbel

    2012-10-19

    -carbonaceous facies of the Haynesville Formation. These carbonate reservoirs are composed of vuggy boundstone and moldic grainstone, and the petroleum trap is stratigraphic being controlled primarily by changes in depositional facies. To maximize recovery...

  16. Airborne Multiwavelength High-Spectral-Resolution Lidar (HSRL-2) Observations During TCAP 2012: Vertical Proles of Optical and Microphysical Properties of a Smoke/Urban Haze Plume Over the Northeastern Coast of the US

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    Muller, Detlef; Hostetler, Chris A.; Ferrare, R. A.; Burton, S. P.; Chemyakin, Eduard; Kolgotin, A.; Hair, John; Cook, A. L.; Harper, David; Rogers, R. R.; Hare, Rich; Cleckner, Craig; Obland, Michael; Tomlinson, Jason M.; Berg, Larry K.; Schmid, Beat

    2014-10-10

    We present rst measurements with the rst airborne multiwavelength High-Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL-2), developed by NASA Langley Research Center. The instrument was operated during the Department of Energy (DOE) Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) in July 2012. We observed out ow of urban haze and fresh biomass burning smoke from the East Coast of the US out over the West Atlantic Ocean. Lidar ratios at 355 and 532 nm were ... sr indicating moderately absorbing aerosols. Extinctionrelated Angstrom exponents were 1.5{2 pointing at comparably small particles. Our novel automated, unsupervised data inversion algorithm retrieves particle e*ective radii of approximately 0.2 *m, which is in agreement with the large Angstrom exponents. We nd reasonable agreement to particle size parameters obtained from situ measurements carried out with the DOE G-1 aircraft that ew during the lidar observations.

  17. Airborne flux measurements of methane and volatile organic compounds over the Haynesville and Marcellus shale gas production regions

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    2015-01-01

    in the Haynesville Shale, Environ. Sci. Technol. , 44(24),of methane emissions from shale gas development, Proc. Natl.and northeastern Marcellus shale gas production regions, J.

  18. AIR LUBRICATION IN HARD DISK DRIVE Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication

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    Müftü, Sinan

    AIR LUBRICATION IN HARD DISK DRIVE Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Northeastern University Boston, MA 02115 ...................................................................................................................... 6 3. Lubrication

  19. Physiology & Behavior, Vol. 47, pp. 301-305. Pergamon Press pic, 1990. Printed in the U.S.A. 0031-9384/90 $3.00 + .00

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    Galef Jr., Bennett G.

    with hardware cloth (1.3 cm), and carpeted with a thin layer of wood-chip bedding (Beta chips, Northeastern

  20. ORNL researchers Buchanan, Liang, Mayes named AAAS fellows |...

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    of more than 120 publications with nearly 3,500 citations. Liang received a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University and a doctorate in environmental...

  1. Walton EMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

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    Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is an electric cooperative that serves approximately 100,000 customers in 10 northeastern Georgia counties. Walton EMC provides financial incentives for...

  2. Electric Transmission Network: A Multi-Region Analysis, The

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2000-01-01

    This paper examines the ability of the existing transmission network to respond efficiently to increased trade over four reliability regions in the northeastern United States.

  3. Engineering Inspired from biological systems, nanotechnology (and

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    Chemical Engineering Inspired from biological systems, nanotechnology (and more recently at Northeastern University in Boston. His research explores the use of nanotechnology in numerous applications

  4. J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1997, Pages 17391745 1739 Electrochemistry of the coppernickel series of heteropolymetallic

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    Kounaves, Samuel P.

    DALTON J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1997, Pages 1739­1745 1739 Electrochemistry of the copper, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA The electrochemistry of the tetranuclear copper

  5. Animal Ethology Reflected in the Rock Art of Nine Mile Canyon, Utah

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    Matheny, Ray T; Smith, Thomas S; Matheny, Deanne G

    1997-01-01

    Bighorn Sheep of Bear Mountain: Ecological Investigationssome clues. For example, Bear Mountain in northeastern Utahtions of the canyon. Bear Mountain is not much farther north

  6. Maura Daly Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH, FNAP Dr. Iversen is a Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, Northeastern University, and Senior Behavioral foundations. Dr. Iversen research focuses primarily on the design and evaluation of rehabilitation

  7. Exploring the Texture of Ocean-Atmosphere Redox Evolution on the Early Earth

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    Reinhard, Christopher Thomas

    2012-01-01

    northeastern Baltic Shield. Earth Sci Rev 36:205- 241. B81.Earth.DC, Claire MW (2005) How Earth’s atmosphere evolved to an

  8. Dancing Africa in Bahia : dance, embodied authenticity and the consumption of "Africa" in Bahia, Brazil

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    Ahlberg, Meredith A.

    2011-01-01

    Formation in Contemporary Brazil." In On Edge: The Crisis ofof Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. ” National Library of Ghana.197-204. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: UNESCO. Centro de Estudos

  9. A new species of Thelypteris (Thelypteridaceae) from southern Bahia, Brazil

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    Matos, Fernando B.; Smith, Alan R.; Labiak, Paulo H.

    2010-01-01

    Forests of Northeastern Brazil. Memoirs of the New Yorkin southern Bahia, Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation 7:Atlantic Coastal Forest of southern Bahia, Brazil. In: W. W.

  10. Continental outflow from the US to the upper troposphere over the North Atlantic during the NASA INTEX-NA Airborne Campaign

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    Kim, S. Y; Talbot, R.; Mao, H.; Blake, D.; Vay, S.; Fuelberg, H.

    2008-01-01

    increased to >35 m/s in the jet stream over the northeasternUS. In general, the jet stream on downwind side of trough is

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    Institutional Savings Category: Wind (All), Wind (Small) Tyrrell County- Wind Energy Facility Ordinance Tyrrell County, located in northeastern North Carolina, adopted a...

  12. DOE/EIS-0485 Draft Environmental Impact Statement Grande Prairie...

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    epidemic that has caused mass mortality of cave-dwelling bats in the Northeastern United States since its discovery in February 2006. In January 2012, the USFWS estimated...

  13. Music and Diasporas within West Africa: The Pre-colonial Era

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    Djedje, JC

    2015-01-01

    Fulbe migrants arrived in Mali and established communitiescentury. The homeland for the Mali Empire, situated alongBamako in southwestern Mali and Kouroussa 3 in northeastern

  14. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    Tyrrell County- Wind Energy Facility Ordinance Tyrrell County, located in northeastern North Carolina, adopted a wind ordinance in 2009 to regulate the use of wind energy...

  15. Crystal Structure, Physical Properties, and Electrochemistry...

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    Research Org: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC); Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) Sponsoring Org: USDOE SC Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22)...

  16. Elucidation of the Local and Long-Range Structural Changes that...

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    Research Org: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC); Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) Sponsoring Org: USDOE SC Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22)...

  17. Structure, defects and thermal stability of delithiated olivine...

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    Research Org: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC); Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) Sponsoring Org: USDOE SC Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22)...

  18. Airborne flux measurements of methane and volatile organic compounds over the Haynesville and Marcellus shale gas production regions

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    2015-01-01

    of methane emissions from shale gas development, Proc. Natl.and northeastern Marcellus shale gas production regions, J.Haynesville and Marcellus shale gas production regions, J.

  19. Table 2. Ten Largest Plants by Generation Capacity, 2013

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    Oklahoma" ,"Plant","Primary energy source","Operating company","Net summer capacity (MW)" 1,"Northeastern","Coal","Public Service Co of Oklahoma",1815 2,"Redbud Power...

  20. Northeast U.S. Solar Policy: Sunny, With a Chance of...FIT?

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    Presentation delivered by Justin Barnes of the N.C. Solar Center during the 2009 Northeastern Solar Cities Conference Solar Energy Financing session.

  1. Effects on precipitation, clouds, and temperature from long-range transport of idealized aerosol plumes in WRF-Chem simulations

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    Zhao, Zhan; Pritchard, Michael S; Russell, Lynn M

    2012-01-01

    on intense convective precipitation in the northeastern US,aerosols on regional precipitation over East Asia, J.of aerosols on surface precipitation from clouds: An attempt

  2. Scaling Issues for VLSI Implementations of Biologically Accurate Neurons and Central Pattern Generators

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    Ayers, Joseph

    Generators Daniel DeBolt Electrical and Computer Engineering Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts generation for the Cyberplasm program that is an effort to apply principles of synthetic biology ddebolt@ece.neu.edu Yong-Bin Kim Electrical and Computer Engineering Northeastern University Boston

  3. Springtime Arctic haze contributions of submicron organic particles from European and Asian combustion sources

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    and industrial centers with different fuel usage. High sulfur coal burning in northeastern Europe impacts PMF. High co emissions of sulfate and organics from coal burning in northeastern Europe produce regions [Hole et al., 2009] or North America. Measurements of trace metals from combustion (Mn, V) have

  4. Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication, ME5656 Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Müftü, Sinan

    Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication, ME5656 Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Northeastern University Fall 2009 MECHANICS AND TRIBOLOGY OF THIN COATINGS (FILMS) Qian R. Sheng Northeastern University sheng.q@husky.neu.edu Abstract The investigation on mechanics and tribology of thin-film coatings

  5. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Elliot L. Richardson, Secretary

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    Pacific Ocean Fisheries: Introductory Remarks, Maurice E. Stansby 2 Pollution and the Northeast Pacific on the Waters of the Northeastern Pacific Ocean, Robert C. Clark, Jr. 27 Impact of Cooling Waters on the Aquatic-With Special Application to Areas Adjacent to the Northeastern Pacific Ocean, George R. Snyder 39 Effects

  6. STOCK COMPOSITION, GROWTH, MORTALITY, AND AVAILABILITY OF PACIFIC SAURY,

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    RA, OF THE NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN STEVEN E. HUGHES) ABSTRACT Recent international interest in the Pacific saury (C%/ahi" "£lira) resource of the north- eastern Pacific Ocean prompted studies to determine the stock, in the northeastern Pacific Ocean was begun by our laboratory. This study was a direct result of a tenfold decrease

  7. Sedimentology of mid Permian strata of the Sublett Range, South-Central Idaho 

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    Duree, Dana Kay

    1983-01-01

    REGIONAL STRATIGRAPHY. 20 Park City Group. West-Central Utah, Northeastern Nevada, and South- Central Idaho. Kaibab Limestone Formation. Grandeur Formation vs. Grandeur Member. . . . . . . , . . . . . Grandeur Formation Plympton Formation Murdock... in Utah, Nevada, and south-central Idaho 23 Figure 8 Fence diagram showing distribution of Park City and Phosphoria Formations in southeastern Idaho and northeastern Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Figure 9 Diagramatic dip section...

  8. A single channel and point bar deposit are examined in the subsurface of northeastern Alberta from the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation. High-quality 3-D seismic, core and wireline log data were used in order to constrain the stratigraphic

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    paléochenal où l'affouillement accru a augmenté l'espace d'accomodation; un amalgame d'unités gréseuses 147

  9. A single channel and point bar deposit are examined in the subsurface of northeastern Alberta from the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation. High-quality 3-D seismic, core and wireline log data were used in order to constrain the stratigraphic

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    Alberta from the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation. High-quality 3-D seismic, core and wireline log data storm events or episodes of meander-bend rotation. RÉSUMÉ Dans le Nord- Est de l'Alberta, un chenal d and stratigraphic architecture of a point bar deposit, Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation, Alberta, Canada PHILLIP

  10. U-M AFRICAN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM II

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    study of trace element of iron ore samples from Tokada Mines in northeastern Liberia in two acid minutes. Renee Gerring University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia U-M Mentor-Colleague: Dimitrios Zekkos

  11. HLB in Argentina: a New Disease Outbreak

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    Vol. 1 (2014) HLB in Argentina: a New Disease Outbreak Outi,E. 6 SENASA, Bs. As. Argentina MAGyP Bs. As INTA Montecarlo,Paraná, 300 km away from Argentina’s Northeastern border. In

  12. Object-Oriented Parsing and Transformation Kenneth Baclawski y

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    {Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, Nashua, New Hampshire 1 #12;while attempting to translate UML diagrams xDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

  13. Impact of polymer hydrophobicity on the properties and performance of DNA sequencing

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    Barron, Annelise E.

    , Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA 1 Introduction The Human Genome Project (HGP) has successfully]. In addition to the HGP, a constantly increasing number of animal, plant and microbial genome projects [4

  14. North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement...

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    p.m. EDT, major losses of electric load occurred in the northeastern United States and Canada in the Eastern Interconnection. Although the exact cause is not known at present, the...

  15. Corresponding author email address: jdagel@cfr.msstate.edu Channel Catfish Diets Include Substantial Vegetation in a Missouri River

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    southern Canada to northeastern Mexico, but exclude much of the Atlantic coastal plain (Hubert 1999a). Substrates were largely characterized as sand, gravel, shale, and silt. The reservoir was operated primarily

  16. Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication ME5656 Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Müftü, Sinan

    Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication ME5656 Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Northeastern University Fall 2011 Tribology of Journal Bearings Subjected to Boundary and Mixed Lubrication characteristics and issues related to journal bearings under boundary and mixed lubrication conditions during

  17. Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 2004. 6:36395 doi: 10.1146/annurev.bioeng.6.040803.140143

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854; email: ireis@sbi.org Key Words molecular motors, nanomachines, nanodevices, nanomotors, bionanotechnology I Abstract Molecular machines are tiny energy conversion devices

  18. Western Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Mother and Calf Ecology Off Sakhalin Island 

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    Sychenko, Olga Aleksandrovna

    2012-07-16

    The western population of gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) is endangered with approximately 130 individuals remaining. Many individuals return annually to the same feeding sites off northeastern Sakhalin Island, indicating a site...

  19. Anthropogenic Disturbance of Western Gray Whale Behavior Off Sakhalin Island, Russia 

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    Gailey, Glenn Andrew

    2013-05-14

    , the western gray whale population face several threats to their future survival. On their only known feeding grounds off the northeastern coast of Sakhalin Island, Russia, anthropogenic activity has increased in the past decade due to oil and gas exploration...

  20. Reasoning About Class Behavior Vasileios Koutavas

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    Reasoning About Class Behavior Vasileios Koutavas Northeastern University vkoutav for reasoning about con- textual equivalence between different implementations of classes in an imperative with unrestricted inheritance, where the context can arbitrarily extend classes to distinguish pre- sumably

  1. Methods for Assessment of Data-Poor Shark Species

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    Chapple, Taylor K.

    2009-01-01

    a) The focal use areas in the NEP examined in this study.and the northeastern Pacific (NEP; Jorgensen et al. , 2009).estimate is available in the NEP. Within the NEP, electronic

  2. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 30, no. 2, p. 135142, April 2000 PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF ARCELLACEANS (THECAMOEBIANS) AS

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    Patterson, Timothy

    of industrial contaminants) in temperate regions. However, neither condition exists in Lake Sentani. Previous and others, 1996; Asioli and others, 1996). Recent studies car- ried out in lakes of northeastern Ontario

  3. Georectification of Historic Aerial Photographs for Douglas County, Kansas (PRESENTATION)

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    Houser, Rhonda

    2004-12-22

    This presentation describes a project to georeference and georectify historic aerial photographs for Douglas County in northeastern Kansas. The University of Kansas Libraries wanted to enhance an air photo archive and allow integration with other...

  4. Anderson-Gregory; Constable-Steven; Orcutt-John; Staudigel-Hubert; Tolstoy-Maya; Wyatt-Frank-K, Observing seafloor tilt on Axial Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical

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    Menke, William

    central volcano in northeastern Iceland, J. Vol. Geotherm. Res. 6, 197-212, 1979. Cannon-Ragnar, Mechanism of the 1991 eruption of Hekla from continuous borehole strain monitoring, Nature (London).365

  5. Dissolved inorganic carbon in soil and shallow groundwater, Konza Prairie LTER Site, NE Kanas, USA

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    Tsypin, Mikhail

    2011-12-31

    Sources and seasonal trends of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in a shallow limestone aquifer were studied for 1 year at the Konza Prairie LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) Site in northeastern Kansas, from spring 2010 to spring 2011. Annual...

  6. Snow Removal and Ambient Air Temperature Effects on Forest Soil Temperatures in Northern Vermont

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    Vermont, University of

    ', and `cool with low snow'. Snow-free soils were colder than where there is a persistent insulating snow layer-function of northeastern forests. The Intergovernmental plicated in dieback events in northern hardwood forestsPanel

  7. The So-Called “Velasco Map”: A Case of Forgery? 

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    Allen, David Y.

    2006-02-14

    This article examines a well-known map of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada allegedly made in or around 1610. The map was uncovered in the Spanish Archives at Simancas in 1887. Supposedly, it is a copy ...

  8. Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Levels in Fishes and Shellfishes of the

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    measurements. /n contrast, correlations were often significant between chlorinated hydrocarbons. such as DDEChlorinated Hydrocarbon Levels in Fishes and Shellfishes of the Northeastern Pacific Ocean Introduction Reports of excessive amounts of chlorinated hydrocarbons in fishery products have threatened

  9. Redeveloping Lawrence, Massachusetts' [sic] Historic Mill District : insights into adaptive reuse in untested residential markets

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    Clark, Heather, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    Lawrence, Massachusetts is one of a number of post-industrial cities in the northeastern United States that has the potential to convert underutilized industrial buildings into a valuable community asset, namely housing. ...

  10. Conditions of Metamorphism in Lower-Plate Rocks at Bare Mountain, Nevada--

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    Hoisch, Thomas D.

    1 Chapter B Conditions of Metamorphism in Lower-Plate Rocks at Bare Mountain, Nevada-- Implications........................................................................................................................ 4 General Geology of Bare Mountain................................................................. 16 North-Central, Northeastern, and Eastern Bare Mountain

  11. Thermochronometric Investigation of Multiple Unconformities and Post-depositional Thermal History of a Fault Block in the Northern Western Desert, Egypt

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    Glauser, Travis Robert

    2010-12-13

    Detrital apatite and zircon (U-TH)/He analysis across a recently discovered unconformity in the Western Desert of Egypt provides new insight into the tectonic evolution of northeastern Africa. The unconformity juxtaposes ...

  12. Alberta bound : the interface between Alberta's environmental policies and the environmental management of three Albertan oil sands companies

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    Lemphers, Nathan C

    2009-01-01

    The Athabasca Oil Sands, located in northeastern Alberta, Canada, were for many years anomalous. Two oil sands operators developed their extraction techniques for 30 years, refining their technology before production became ...

  13. Saving the Fuel Cell Dream: Making Non Noble Metal Electrocatalysts a Reality?

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Presentation about non noble metal electrocatalysts, presented by Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University, at the kick-off meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program's Catalysis Working Group, held May 14, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia.

  14. Houses in Heaven are made of steel : understanding change in Ecuadorian amazon Secoya structures

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    Arboleda, Gabriel

    2005-01-01

    This thesis explores the change in the building structures of a Northeastern Ecuadorian group, the Secoya of the Aguarico River. In the context of environmental activism and cultural survival there are many reasons to ...

  15. *Corresponding author. Tel.: #1-612-626-7781; fax: #1-612-625-4583.

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    Giannakis, Georgios

    , the present bibli- ography includes most of the references which have appeared in the period 1979 in this bibli- ography. Finally, the authors would like to thank Professor Martin Schetzen, Northeastern Univer

  16. United States Department of

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    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Forest Experiment Station research unit in New Hampshirein 1957, where he studied problemsof regenerationandthinning research unit at Warren, Pennsylvania, where he headed a program of research on problems related

  17. United States Department of

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    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Research Station Research Paper-Central United States (Monserud and Ek 1977; Monserud 1987). This model was used within the framework of FOREST

  18. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design Exploration of the Effectiveness of Physical

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    Chen, Wei

    ASME Journal of Mechanical Design 1 Exploration of the Effectiveness of Physical Programming in Robust Design Wei Chen §, Atul Sahai University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Mechanical. Sundararaj Northeastern University Department of Mechanical Engineering Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory

  19. EIS-0083: Final Northeast Regional Environmental Impact Statement; The Potential Conversion of Forty-Two Powerplants From Oil to Coal or Alternate Fuels

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Economic Regulatory Administration statement assesses the potential for cumulative and interactive environmental impacts resulting from conversion of up to 42 northeastern power plants from oil to coal and from an alternative “Voluntary Conversion” scenario for 27 power plants.

  20. Saving the Young: A History of the Child Relief Movement in Modern China

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    Apter, Norman D

    2013-01-01

    ertong: jia zai he fang,” Dalian ribao, March 17, 2005.the north-eastern city of Dalian, in March 2005, suggestertong: jia zai he fang,” Dalian ribao, March 17, 2005

  1. Toward Formal Reasoning with Epistemic Policies about Information Quality in the Twittersphere

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    Kokar, Mieczyslaw M.

    of Electrical and Computer Engineering Northeastern University Boston, MA, USA m.kokar@neu.edu Abstract ­ Some and Egypt [2], Twitter and Facebook are widely believed to have played a major part in organizing

  2. North Korea: Scenarios from the Perspective of Refugee Displacement

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    Mahr, Christian F.

    Some 10,000 to 300,000 citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are currently reported to be living illegally in the Northeastern provinces of China. Based on bilateral treaties between the two countries, ...

  3. REVIEW OF TAXONOMY AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE Eirenis medus GROUP (CHERNOV, 1940) (OPHIDIA: COLUBRIDAE) WITH DESCRIPTION

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    and northeastern Iran) and Eirenis me- dus group (Nos. 3, 4, and 5 through the Zagros mountains and adjacent areas the Zagros mountains and adjacent areas or were identified in the collections by the authors. Their taxonomy

  4. Andrew K. Dunn, PhD Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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    Andrew K. Dunn, PhD Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering University of Texas at Austin in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in 1994, and his PhD in biomedical engineering from UT

  5. Flood Routing on Small Streams: A Review of Muskingum-Cunge, Cascading Reservoirs, and Full Dynamic Solutions

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    Heatherman, William Joseph

    2008-01-01

    dynamic" solutions: the UNET-based solver in HEC-RAS and the National Weather Service's FLDWAV program. The four models were tested on four natural streams in northeastern Kansas. Detailed procedures for creating "equivalent reaches" were developed...

  6. Scanning the Issue Special Issue on Energy Infrastructure Defense Systems

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    to absolutely defend. The report on the northeastern blackout of August 2003 by the U.S.­Canada Power System Outage Task Force 2003 places the focus directly on the infrastructure of electric power. This blackout

  7. Geographically Correlated Failures in Power Networks Survivability Analysis

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    Hay, David

    . 2003 blackout in the Northeastern United States and Canada [32]) demonstrated that large-scale failures is dedicated to identifying Fig. 1. The development of the Sept. 8, 2011 San Diego blackout according to [11

  8. Critical Infrastructure Integration Modeling and William J. Tolone1

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    Raja, Anita

    2003 blackout in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. A series of unintentional events led infrastructures, let alone across infrastructures. While the August 2003 blackout may not be considered

  9. A combined strontium isotopic (87Sr/86Sr) and paleontological method is newly applied to a modern lagoon in Egypt's Nile River delta

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    Patterson, Timothy

    to a modern lagoon in Egypt's Nile River delta to test its applicability as a paleosalinity proxy. Analyses is required. To develop such a proxy, our study of Manzala lagoon, in Egypt's northeastern Nile River delta

  10. Constraining water table depth simulations in a land surface model using estimated baseflow

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    Lo, MH; Yeh, PJF; Famiglietti, JS

    2008-01-01

    northeastern Kansas. Adv Water Resour 2002;25:221–38. [68]ing between runoff and soil water storage and differentcycles of base?ow and water table depth show signif- icant

  11. Reconstructing long term sediment flux from the Brooks Range, Alaska, using edge clinoforms

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    Kaba, Christina Marie

    2004-01-01

    Laterally extensive, well-developed clinoforms have been mapped in Early Cretaceous deposits located in the northeastern 27,000 km2 of the Colville Basin, North Slope of Alaska. Using public domain 2-D seismic data, well ...

  12. Geopyngh, 0 1995 l:J$e_;C( ScicnC' .LJd

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    0016-7031(95)00077-1 Isotopic record of lead pollution in lake sediments from the northeastern United such as regional deforestation from 1860-1890 followed by coal combustion and ore smelting through 1930. ~mbustion

  13. Sequence stratigraphic controls of hydrocarbon reservoir architecture - case study of Late Permian (Guadalupian) Queen Formation, Means Field, Andrews County, Texas. 

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    Ryu, Changsu

    2004-09-30

    The late Permian Queen Formation (115 m thick) is a succession of mixed clastics, carbonates and evaporites deposited in the northeastern margin of Central Basin Platform of the Permian Basin, west Texas, USA. Depositional facies, stacking patterns...

  14. A better understanding of a Uinta Basin channelized analog reservoir through geostatistics and reservoir simulation 

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    Robbana, Enis

    2002-01-01

    The Green River Formation is located in the Uinta basin of northeastern Utah. It contains several reservoirs that can be classified as lacustrine such as the Altamont-Bluebell and Red Wash. Lacustrine reservoirs are ...

  15. A high resolution geophysical investigation of spatial sedimentary processes in a paraglacial turbid outwash fjord: Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska 

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    Noll, Christian John, IV

    2006-04-12

    Simpson Bay is a turbid, outwash fjord located in northeastern Prince William Sound, Alaska. A high ratio of watershead:basin surface area combined with high precipitation and an easily erodable catchment create high sediment inputs. Fresh water...

  16. The relevance of contemporary bronze casting in Ubon, Thailand for understanding the archaeological record of the Bronze Age in Peninsular Southeast Asia 

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    Everly, Daniel Eugene

    2006-04-12

    A direct historical approach is used in this thesis to document the lost wax casting technique as currently practiced by indigenous metallurgists in northeastern Thailand. The smiths observed at Ban Pba Ao, Ubon Ratchathani ...

  17. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    efficient equipment installed and operating in the current program year. Homes or structures connected to Jackson County REMC are eligible for the rebate. Rebates are available...

  18. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    County REMC provides incentives for residential members to upgrade to more efficient household equipment. Rebates are available for air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps,...

  19. Particulate emissions from residential wood combustion: Final report: Norteast regional Biomass Program

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    Not Available

    1987-01-01

    The objective of this study was to provide a resource document for the Northeastern states when pursuing the analysis of localized problems resulting from residential wood combustion. Specific tasks performed include assigning emission rates for total suspended particulates (TSP) and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) from wood burning stoves, estimating the impact on ambient air quality from residential wood combustion and elucidating the policy options available to Northeastern states in their effort to limit any detrimental effects resulting from residential wood combustion. Ancillary tasks included providing a comprehensive review on the relevant health effects, indoor air pollution and toxic air pollutant studies. 77 refs., 11 figs., 25 tabs.

  20. POPULATION STRUCTURE IN THREE SPECIES OF CO-DISTRIBUTED SALMONID FISHES IN THE PEACE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES NEAR A MAJOR PROPOSED

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    Taylor, Eric B. "Rick"

    AND TRIBUTARIES NEAR A MAJOR PROPOSED HYDROELECTRIC DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA E. B Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada b BC Hydro and Power Authority and currently has two major hydroelectric projects, and a third one (`Site C') is proposed. Three co

  1. Fish remains (Elasmobranchii, Actinopterygii) from the Late Cretaceous of1 the Benue Trough, Nigeria2

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    , Nigeria2 3 Romain Vullo *, Philippe Courville4 Laboratoire Géosciences Rennes, UMR CNRS 6118, Université Late Cretaceous localities of12 Nigeria are described. Each locality has yielded only a very few Africa. The Ashaka locality in the Upper Benue Trough (northeastern Nigeria) has15 yielded a small

  2. American Journal of Science DECEMBER 2011

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    the stratigraphy from two sections near Miles City, Montana to determine the geomagnetic polarity stratigraphy in the northeastern Powder River Basin. The resulting polarity sequence can be correlated to subchrons C29n­C26r, 2006; Peppe, 2010; Longrich and others, 2011). Many of the Paleocene sequences in North America have

  3. Vol. 5: 207-222,1995 CLIMATE RESEARCH

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    New Hampshire, University of

    for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space. University of New Hampshire, Durham. New Hampshire 03824, USA *NortheasternForest Experiment Station. U.S. Forest Service. Durham. New Hampshire 03824. USA 3Department Rutgers, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903, USA ABSTRACT: Rap~dand simultaneous changes in temperature

  4. Subscriber access provided by UNIV OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Journal of the American Chemical Society is published by the American Chemical

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    Dokmeci, Mehmet

    Subscriber access provided by UNIV OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Journal of the American Chemical SocietyGruer, and Glen P. Miller*, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Program, UniVersity of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3598, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern Uni

  5. Primary Research Paper Effects of pulsed and pressed disturbances on the benthic invertebrate

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    McIntosh, Angus

    January 2005 Key words: Cayuga Inlet, channelization, coal spill, human disturbance, long-term recovery community following a coal spill in a small stream in northeastern USA Matthew P. Harper1 & Barbara L, stream invertebrates Abstract In September 1999, a coal-carrying train derailed and spilled 180

  6. Towards a more perfect union

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    Dean, User Services #12;Northeastern University #12;Snell Library #12;Trends: Study & Learning · Active a library #12;Trends: Study & Learning #12;What does it mean to "go to the library"? #12;Trends: Scholarly: study along; alone together · Informal settings · Library as place: there's something special about

  7. Salt Control on Sedimentary Processes in Early Pleistocene: Ship Shoal South Addition Blocks 349-358, Gulf of Mexico. 

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    Syarif, Munji

    2004-09-30

    ) through recent salt and associated sediments reveals the evolution of a supralobal basin in the study area. The basin depocenter shifted from the northeastern part to the center of the study area through time. A small, bulb-shaped, salt-stock structure...

  8. Peer Review Plan Date: 6/27/12

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    is a primary source of drinking water for about 800,000 people in northeastern Kansas. Water released fromPeer Review Plan Date: 6/27/12 Source Center: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Kansas Water Science Information. Timing of Review (Including Deferrals): April - May 2012. Deferrals are not anticipated

  9. Joournnl of Foruminferal Rm-rurrh, Y. 26. no. 2. p 172-183. April 1996 ARCELLACEANS (THECAMOEBIANS) AS PROXIES OF ARSENIC AND MERCURY

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    Patterson, Timothy

    and mill tailings were dumped into Crosswise Lake until 1970, and a leaking tailings dam continuesto lakes (two heavily polluted by mine tailings) near the town of Cobalt in northeastern Ontario per pollute Peterson Lake. Natural sedimentation is slowly burying the tail- ings in these lakes but areas

  10. Optimization Coaching for JavaScript Vincent St-Amour1

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    Optimization Coaching for JavaScript Vincent St-Amour1 and Shu-yu Guo2 1 PLT @ NortheasternScript depends heavily on highly optimizing just-in-time compilers. Such compilers, like all compilers, can silently fall back to generating conservative, low-performance code during optimization. As a result, pro

  11. RESEARCH ARTICLE 10.1002/2013JC009748

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    Wu, Chau-Ron

    - viding a major source of nutrients to support primary production in the ECS. For example, Chen [1996 migration of the Kuroshio off the northeastern coast of Taiwan [Wu et al., 2008]. Shoreward deflection of the Kuroshio often induces the on-shelf intrusion. The Kuroshio migration in the area has been observed

  12. LATE QUATERNARY GLACIATION OF THE ERCIYES VOLCANO, CENTRAL TURKEY

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    Zreda, Marek

    LATE QUATERNARY GLACIATION OF THE ERCIYES VOLCANO, CENTRAL TURKEY SARIKAYA, M. Akif1, ÇINER, Attila, Turkey, aciner@hun.edu.tr, (2) Hydrology and Water Resources, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 Mount Erciyes (3917 m), highest stratovolcano of Central Turkey, is located in the northeastern part

  13. 1 Apr 2004 20:30 AR AR220-BE06-10.tex AR220-BE06-10.sgm LaTeX2e(2002/01/18) P1: IKH AR REVIEWS IN ADVANCE10.1146/annurev.bioeng.6.040803.140143

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    Economou, Tassos

    and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts 02115; email: mavro@coe.neu.edu 2 08854; email: ireis@sbi.org Key Words molecular motors, nanomachines, nanodevices, nanomotors, bionanotechnology I Abstract Molecular machines are tiny energy conversion devices on the mole- cular-size scale

  14. Combined Cycle Combustion Turbines

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    and baseload · Can provide support for renewable power and serve as coal replacement · Becoming more flexible, Oregon and Washington ­ along with a few selected NERC regions: NPCC ­ the Northeastern US and Canada WECC - the West (the Northwest is included) TRE - most of Texas MRO ­ the upper Midwest US and Canada

  15. Contracts for First-Class Classes T. Stephen Strickland Matthias Felleisen

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    Contracts for First-Class Classes T. Stephen Strickland Matthias Felleisen PLT @ Northeastern University {sstrickl,matthias}@ccs.neu.edu Abstract First-class classes add expressive power to class-based object-oriented languages. Most importantly, programmers can abstract over common scenarios with first-class

  16. Contracts for First-Class Classes Technical Report NU-CCIS-10-04

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    Contracts for First-Class Classes Technical Report NU-CCIS-10-04 T. Stephen Strickland Matthias Felleisen PLT @ Northeastern University {sstrickl,matthias}@ccs.neu.edu Abstract First-class classes add expressive power to class-based object- oriented languages. Most importantly, programmers can abstract over

  17. Plant and Soil 260: 291299, 2004. 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    Richardson, Andrew D.

    gradient in the mountains of the northeastern United States Andrew D. Richardson Yale University, School) gradients. Nutrient concentrations (mass basis) did not show any significant (all P > 0.05) differences, adequate mineral nutrition is essential for a variety of processes, such as photosynthesis, metabolism

  18. CX-007725: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Northeastern University - Multiscale Development of L 10 Materials for Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 12/06/2011 Location(s): New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, Nebraska Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

  19. Invasion of French Polynesia by the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): A New Threat

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    , and native plants. It is native to the southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico. Homalodisca. coagulata in French Polynesia are permissive environmental conditions (mild climate and abundant year have a disastrous impact on ornamental, agricultural, and native plants. Surveys are currently under

  20. Electricity Innovation and Health Care in the Developing World

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    for a new energy education policy pathway for electricity innovation. Mechtenberg's research focusesElectricity Innovation and Health Care in the Developing World Friday, December 7, 2012 12:00 - 1 and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University Unreliable electrical infrastructures threaten global health

  1. OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100 REPORT

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    OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100 REPORT NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO Philip D Rabinowitz Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 100 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 William J. Merrell Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 100 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843

  2. Dynamics of large wood in an eastern U.S. mountain stream Dana R. Warren *, Clifford E. Kraft

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    Kraft, Clifford E.

    Dynamics of large wood in an eastern U.S. mountain stream Dana R. Warren *, Clifford E. Kraft recent studies have documented the importance of large woody debris (large wood) in streams of northeastern North America. Large wood retains sediment and organic matter (Thompson, 1995), promotes habitat

  3. Research Highlights 2 -33 Highlights of Joint Research 34 -51

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    and tsunami on March 11 devastated the Pacific coast area of the northeastern region of Japan. The accident of the Fukushima nuclear plant aggravated the situation. Our life and research activity were profoundly affected after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. Notable developments in the past year and those in progress

  4. Phytoremediation of Aged Aromatic Contaminants in Soil Using White Lupin Principle Investigators

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    Rhode Island, University of

    solvents, and their by-products pose a risk to water quality in the Northeastern U.S. Bioremediation lupin (Lupinus albus) to improve efficacy of bioremediation of "aged" organic contaminants in soil that will improve our ability to detect effects of white lupin bioremediation of aged naphthalene in soil

  5. Association in Level 2 fusion Mieczyslaw M. Kokara, Christopher J. Matheusb, Jerzy A. Letkowskic,

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    Kokar, Mieczyslaw M.

    Northeastern University, CS, Boston, MA, USA eLockheed Martin, King of Prussia, PA, USA ABSTRACT After a number of yearsAssociation in Level 2 fusion Mieczyslaw M. Kokara, Christopher J. Matheusb, Jerzy A. Letkowskic of intensive research on Level 1 fusion, the focus is shifting to higher levels. Level 2 fusion differs from

  6. Scientists unravel secrets of marine life at the only atoll in South Atlantic: Rocas Atoll, Brazil

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    of a permanent research and monitoring station. Since then, the Marine Biological Reserve of Rocas Atoll have during low tide. The authors believe these environments provide shelter against direct wave action the Northeastern coast of Brazil is Rocas Atoll, the only atoll in the entire Southern Atlantic. Atolls

  7. A Grammatical Sketch of Even In this paper I would like to give a concise description of Even grammar, which is

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    Mutlu, Onur

    of Even grammar, which is the native language of a minor ethnic group in Russia known as Evens or Lamuts. Even is spoken in Yakutia and the Kamchatka Peninsula, which ar e in the northeastern part of Russia p.4). Even belongs to the Tungusic language family which is under the Altaic phylum of Ural

  8. Silver City folio, Idaho 

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    Lindgren, Waldemar, 1860-1939.; Drake, N. F. (Noah Fields), b. 1864.

    1904-01-01

    in conjunction with sea truth zooplankton samples. As part of the DeSoto Canyon Eddy Intrusion Study, twelve Broadband ADCPs were moored along four cross-margin lines in the DeSoto Canyon area of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. These upward-looking ADCPs were...

  9. THE ECOLOGICAL BOUNDARIES OF SIX CAROLINA BAYS: COMMUNITY COMPOSITION AND ECOTONE DISTRIBUTION

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    Hutchens, John

    of Biology P.O. Box 261954 Coastal Carolina University Conway, South Carolina, USA 29528-6054 E-mail: Joluken rims of each of six Carolina bays in northeastern South Carolina to characterize the community gradientTHE ECOLOGICAL BOUNDARIES OF SIX CAROLINA BAYS: COMMUNITY COMPOSITION AND ECOTONE DISTRIBUTION

  10. Ecological Applications, 18(8), 2008, pp. 18741887 2008 by the Ecological Society of America

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    that organic carbon fixed by kelp is an important food source fueling northeastern New Zealand's nearshore food and alter food web dynamics, yet its effects on ecosystem function remain largely unknown. We used the large revealed that fishing indirectly reduced the proportion of kelp-derived organic carbon assimilated

  11. Eos, Vol. 92, No. 27, 5 July 2011 The devastating 11 March 2011 magnitude

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    Stein, Seth

    the Tohoku coast of northeastern Japan reminded seismologists again of the adage, "It ain't what you don. However, a giant magni- tude 9 earthquake, which would release 30 times more energy, was not considered]. The newer data set differed for sev- eral reasons. Better rates of plate motion were available from new GPS

  12. NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE A Unique Satellite Perspective of the 1314 January 2004 Record Cold Outbreak

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    moved eastward, the coast of Maine, Cape Cod, and the Saint Lawrence River were also apparent, several minimum temperature records were broken in the New England region of the northeastern United satellite pay- loads include a radiometer that measures longwave in- frared energy between 10 and 12 m

  13. Impact of a major ice storm on an old-growth hardwood forest

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    Lechowicz, Martin J.

    , and Martin J. Lechowicz Abstract: We quantified the amount of woody biomass and volume lost in an old in northeastern North America. The woody biomass lost is the greatest recorded for any ice storm. The impact of this ice storm ranks among that of the most damaging windstorms and hurricanes recorded in forested land

  14. THE OUTLOOK China's True Growth Is a Mystery;

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    woman working at a textile factory in Hebei province this month. PHOTO: ZHU XUDONG/XINHUA/ZUMA PRESS. #12;ENLARGE Premier Li Keqiang at a symposium on China's economic situation earlier this month. PHOTO as Communist Party chief of northeastern Liaoning province criticized China's GDP numbers as "man

  15. Evolution of the Midwest ISO

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Power · NSP/Xcel Energy (part of TRANSLink) #12;Coordination Agreement Members · Manitoba Hydro Appendix with the formation of power pools in the Northeastern U.S. (PJM, New York, New England) #12;General Utility (continued) · ISOs formed starting 1997 ­ California ISO & Power Exchange ­ PJM ­ New York ­ New England

  16. Verifying an Open Compiler Using Multi-Language Semantics

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    Ahmed, Amal

    Verifying an Open Compiler Using Multi-Language Semantics James T. Perconti and Amal Ahmed Northeastern University Abstract. Existing verified compilers are proved correct under a closed-world assumption, i.e., that the compiler will only be used to compile whole programs. We present a new methodology

  17. Verifying an Open Compiler Using Multi-Language Semantics

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    Ahmed, Amal

    Verifying an Open Compiler Using Multi-Language Semantics: Technical Report James T. Perconti for our FCA model. #12;Verifying an Open Compiler Using Multi-Language Semantics James T. Perconti and Amal Ahmed Northeastern University Abstract. Existing verified compilers are proved correct under

  18. INTEGRATING LOCAL AND GLOBAL ROUTING ON SCALE-FREE NETWORKS

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    ±cient. The transport e±ciency can be improved by using some local information, such as the geographical locationINTEGRATING LOCAL AND GLOBAL ROUTING ON SCALE-FREE NETWORKS CUN-LAI PU* School of Information Department of Physics, Northeastern University Boston MA 02115, USA Center for Cancer Systems Biology Dana

  19. Neural reactivation links unconscious thought to decision-making performance

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    Creswell, J. David

    Neural reactivation links unconscious thought to decision-making performance John David Creswell,1 of Psychology, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Brief periods of unconscious-making performance after the UT period. These results provide initial evidence for post-encoding unconscious neural

  20. American Journal of Botany 95(2): 156164. 2008. Orchids are well known for their rarity, but are also increas-

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    Shefferson, Richard P.

    's most heavily mined deposits of oil shale, a sedimentary rock with large deposits of organic matter of semicoke and ash tailings from oil shale mines have accumulated throughout northeastern Estonia. is a pseudobulbous orchid growing a 20­50 cm long inflorescence. Three individuals were sampled at a working oil

  1. Tamper Detection and Continuous Non-Malleable Codes Zahra Jafargholi Daniel Wichs

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Tamper Detection and Continuous Non-Malleable Codes Zahra Jafargholi Daniel Wichs Northeastern be adversarially tampered via a function f F from some "tampering function family" F, resulting in a tampered in this scenario for different families F of tampering attacks. Firstly, we initiate the general study of tamper

  2. Policy on Export Controls Export Control Policy

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Export Controls 8/5/2014 Export Control Policy I. Purpose and Scope Northeastern, the export of certain goods, information, technology and services is restricted for reasons relating to U.S. national security, economic interests, and foreign policy goals. The export laws and regulations address

  3. Dynamic Electric Power Supply Chains and Transportation Networks

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Guelph, Ontario, Canada Patrizia Daniele Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University primary energy Electric power supply chains, provide the foundations for the functioning of our modern and electronics. August 14, 2003, blackout in the Midwest, the Northeastern United States, and Ontario, Canada

  4. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 1996. 27:163-96 Copyright 1996 by Annual Reviews Inc. All rights reserved

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    Hedges, Blair

    the mouths of major rivers in northeastern South America. Spatial relationships, especially considering low sea levels during the Pleistocene, appear to better ex- plain the routes of colonization taken, carnivores, un- gulates, lagomorphs, and most families of frogs, turtles, and snakes. Instead, exceptionally

  5. Treasure Coast citizens hold MLK Day rally JanAllen, a member of the Treasure Coast community.

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    .26 trillion dollars. The 2011 Census Bureau report found that 1 in 6 Americans (46.2 million) lived in poverty in 2010, the highest rate of poverty in 50 years. A separate report found that nearly 1 in 6 Americans are particularly vulnerable to poverty. A Northeastern University study found that, in 2010, 37 percent of young

  6. Automatically Restructuring Programs for the Web

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    Strickland, Stevie

    Automatically Restructuring Programs for the Web Paul Graunke Northeastern University ptg server­side Web appli­ cations differs substantially from the construction of tradi­ tional interactive programs. In contrast, existing Web pro­ gramming paradigms force programmers to save and re­ store control

  7. Automatically Restructuring Programs for the Web

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    Automatically Restructuring Programs for the Web Paul Graunke Northeastern University ptg server-side Web appli- cations differs substantially from the construction of tradi- tional interactive programs. In contrast, existing Web pro- gramming paradigms force programmers to save and re- store control

  8. Policy on Cost Sharing Policy on Cost Sharing

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Cost Sharing 12/26/2014 Policy on Cost Sharing I. Purpose and Scope Northeastern University does not encourage cost sharing commitments in sponsored research, and generally will not commit for approval for cost sharing arrangements, and explains the requirements for how any such arrangements

  9. Mixed Motives Marc Levine

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    Levine, Marc

    Mixed Motives Marc Levine Department of Mathematics Northeastern University Boston, MA 02115 USA marc@neu.edu Summary. This is a first version of the chapter on mixed motives for the K-Theory Handbook Paul Program and the NSF via grant DMS 0140445. #12;2 Marc Levine 4.5 Voevodsky's construction

  10. DIETARY OVERLAP IN FRUGIVOROUSAND INSECTIVOROUS BATS FROM EDAPHIC CERRADO HABITATS OF BRAZIL

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    Willig, Michael

    DIETARY OVERLAP IN FRUGIVOROUSAND INSECTIVOROUS BATS FROM EDAPHIC CERRADO HABITATS OF BRAZIL north- eastern Brazil suggest significant ecologicalseparation of species. Nonetheless, recent sim edaphic Cerrado habitats on the Chapada do Araripe in northeastern Brazil. For each of the 11 most common

  11. United States Department of

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    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Research Station General Estimates for Forest Types of the United States James E. Smith Linda S. Heath Kenneth E. Skog Richard A forest types within 10 regions of the United States. Separate tables were developed for afforestation

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    Liebhold, Andrew

    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Research Station Research Paper of the Eastern United States have been devastated by invasive pests. We used existing data to predict-quarter in total host density. Gypsy moth occupies only 23 percent of its potential range in the Eastern United

  13. United States Department of

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    Holberton, Rebecca L.

    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Research Station General Technical Report NE-318 Atlas of Climate Change Effects in 150 Bird Species of the Eastern United States Service 359 Main Road Delaware, OH 43015 USA #12;United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service

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    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Research Station Research Paper NE-722 James E. Smith Linda S. Heath A Model of Forest Floor Carbon Mass for United States Forest contiguous United States. Manuscript received for publication 22 April 2002 #12;A Model of Forest Floor

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    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Research Station General reported in USDA Forest Service surveys for forests of the conterminous United States. Developed for use estimates are provided for regional tree-mass totals using summary forest statistics for the United States

  16. THE PIRATA PROGRAM History, Accomplishments, and Future Directions*

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    Array in the tropical Atlantic (PIRATA) was developed as a multinational observation network by Brazil, France, and the United States to improve our knowl- edge and understanding of ocean­atmosphere vari and northeastern Brazil, !*NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Contribution Number 3124. 1111AUGUST 2008

  17. Reproduction of the blacknose shark (Carcharhinus acronotus) in coastal waters

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    Brazil Fabio H. V. Hazin Paulo G. Oliveira Matt K. Broadhurst Departamento de Pesca, Laboratório de off the southeastern United States and cor roborate much of Schwartz's (1984) work, including patterns of the blacknose shark in coastal waters off northeastern Brazil, using available fishery-dependent data. Material

  18. THE PIRATA PROGRAM History, Accomplishments, and Future Directions*

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    Array in the tropical Atlantic (PIRATA) was developed as a multinational observation network by Brazil, France, and the United States to improve our knowl- edge and understanding of ocean­atmosphere vari and northeastern Brazil,*NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Contribution Number 3124. 1111AUGUST 2008

  19. History 102 Profs. Paul N. Edwards and Gabrielle Hecht

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    , in March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan. Three reactors at the Fukushima in renouncing nuclear power. All of Japan's nuclear plants are currently closed. Their political future remains, Fall 2013 MW 10-11:30 in 1427 Mason Hall History of the Present Climate change, nuclear power

  20. Introduction to the Special Issue on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

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    Simons, Mark

    of Japan) and over a half million were displaced, mainly due to the tsunami impact on coastal towns, whereIntroduction to the Special Issue on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami by T. Lay, Y. Fujii, E under northeastern Honshu, Japan. It was the fourth-largest recorded earthquake, with seismic

  1. Water Qual Expo Health DOI 10.1007/s12403-014-0132-8

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    of Wastewater Treatment Facility Discharges into the Great Bay Estuarine System (New Hampshire) Craig Swanson how much of the waste water treatment facility (WWTF) dis- charges were responsible for nitrogen to the northeastern US dients in the estuary are small, and the primary force bal- ance is between the bottom stress

  2. Atmosphere and Ocean Origins of North American Droughts* RICHARD SEAGER

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    Biasutti, Michela

    of droughts that also impact Mexico and/or Canada. For example, the 1950s U.S. Southwest * Lamont% of total variance in northeastern Mexico, the southern Great Plains, and the Gulf Coast states but less-motion disasters whose beginnings and ends are even often hard to identify. However, while the social and financial

  3. By Massoud Amin and Phillip F. Schewe

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    , the northeastern U.S. and Ontario, Canada, were oblivious, too. Transmission lines surrounding the failure spot will get worse until the entire transmission system that moves power from generating plants to neighborhood to reduce power losses. As power moves through a wire, some of it is wasted in the form of heat. The loss

  4. Semantic Interoperability for Big Data

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    Semantic Interoperability for Big Data Ken Baclawski College of Computer and Information Science Northeastern University #12;August 11, 2014 2 Emergence of Big Data The phenomenon was studied in the early based on the information scarcity model. #12;August 11, 2014 3 Characteristics of Big Data Large

  5. Controlling acid rain

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    Fay, James A.

    1983-01-01

    High concentrations of sulfuric and nitric acid in raTn fn the northeastern USA are caused by the large scale combustion of fossil fuels within this region. Average precipitation acidity is pH 4.2, but spatial and temporal ...

  6. WESTERN PACIFIC EARTH SCIENCES Vol.2, No.1, P.67-82, 7 Figs., 4 Tabs., February, 2002

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    Wei, Kuo-Yen

    67 WESTERN PACIFIC EARTH SCIENCES Vol.2, No.1, P.67-82, 7 Figs., 4 Tabs., February, 2002 STABLE bytemperature effectand amount #12;68 Western Pacific Earth Sciences, Vol.2, No.1 effect(Dansgarrd,1964 al.,1995, p.100).The Bosten Lake lies in the northeastern rim of the Tarim Basin

  7. Virus Research 141 (2009) 169173 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Palmer, Michael W.

    2009-01-01

    Virus Research 141 (2009) 169­173 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Virus Research journal of northeastern Oklahoma frequently contain virus-like sequences in particulate fractions Vijay Muthukumara: Available online 17 January 2009 Keywords: Plant virus Metagenomics Biodiversity Retroelements Tymovirus a b

  8. A compositional trace semantics for Orc Dimitrios Vardoulakis and Mitchell Wand

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    Strickland, Stevie

    A compositional trace semantics for Orc Dimitrios Vardoulakis and Mitchell Wand Northeastern University dimvar@ccs.neu.edu wand@ccs.neu.edu Abstract. Orc [9] is a language for task orchestration. It has binding, and proving an adequacy theorem to relate them. Also, we investigate strong bisimulation in Orc

  9. A compositional trace semantics for Orc Dimitrios Vardoulakis and Mitchell Wand

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    A compositional trace semantics for Orc Dimitrios Vardoulakis and Mitchell Wand Northeastern University dimvar@ccs.neu.edu wand@ccs.neu.edu Abstract. Orc [9] is a language for task orchestration. It has validates some useful equivalences between Orc processes; since the se- mantics is compositional

  10. A compositional trace semantics for Orc Dimitrios Vardoulakis and Mitchell Wand

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    Strickland, Stevie

    A compositional trace semantics for Orc Dimitrios Vardoulakis and Mitchell Wand Northeastern University dimvar@ccs.neu.edu wand@ccs.neu.edu Abstract. Orc [6] is a language for task orchestration. It has treatment of variable binding, and proving an adequacy theorem to relate them. 1 Introduction Orc [6

  11. Habitat and Conservation Status of the Beaver in the Sierra San Luis Sonora, M6xico

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    Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad

    (Castorcanadensis)in northeasternSonora,Mexico, is uncertain. We surveyedthe Cajon Bonito Riverto assess thebeaver the conservation status of the species, including its distribution and abundance (Grigera 2002). . In Mexico, isolated beaver populations have been documented along the U.S.-Mexico border (Leopold 1977, Hoffmeister

  12. MARKETING AND POLICY BRIEFING PAPER

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    recently been focused on retail fluid milk prices, especially in Northeastern markets. Based on alleged. Market power may be exercised in both milk processing and retailing. Some fluid milk processors are able margins on their milk sales. In other markets, retailers compete vigorously with each other, keeping

  13. Estimate of recharge from radiocarbon dating of groundwater and numerical flow and transport modeling

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    Zhu, Chen

    of radioactive waste repositories. A case study of a regional aquifer in northeastern Arizona shows the rechargeEstimate of recharge from radiocarbon dating of groundwater and numerical flow and transport ages using a linked numerical 14 C transport and flow model while hydraulic conductivity values

  14. 1348 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS--PART B: CYBERNETICS , VOL. 39, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2009 Adaptive PrimalDual Genetic Algorithms in

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    Yang, Shengxiang

    1348 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS--PART B: CYBERNETICS , VOL. 39, NO. 6 Grant 2006BAH02A09, by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of U.K. under of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, China (e-mail: hfwang

  15. The Good 5 CigarTHE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND STUDENT NEWSPAPER SINCE 1971 Issue 35 www.ramcigar.com

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    Rhode Island, University of

    to the URI Student Handbook. See how the baseball team fared against Northeastern University. See page 4. PPrreessiiddeenntt ffoorrmmaallllyy iinnaauugguurraatteedd,, ssppeeaakkss ooff ffuuttuurreeBY JOSHUA AROMIN Managing of a new, sustainable, knowl- edge-based economy and pro- vide leadership in solving the grand challenges

  16. F:\\Users\\sinan\\Papers\\Paper-16-Roller\\Roller_Traction_SM.doc Traction Between a Web and a Smooth Roller

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    Müftü, Sinan

    of a tensioned web over and under rollers, driers, coating and calendering stations, depending on the applicationF:\\Users\\sinan\\Papers\\Paper-16-Roller\\Roller_Traction_SM.doc Traction Between a Web and a Smooth Roller Sinan Müftü Associate Professor, Member ASME John J. Jagodnik, Graduate Student Northeastern

  17. FOOD AND GROWTH PARAMETERS OF JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON, ONCORHYNCHUS TSHAWYTSCHA,

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    Dam, where it forms the northern and northeastern boundaries of the Atomic Energy Commission's Hanford and 1 This study was supported by Contract AT(45-1)- 1830 with the United States Atomic Energy Commission. p 2.Ecosystems Department, Battelle Memorial Institute, aClfic Northwest Laboratories, Richland

  18. Structural, geodetic and seismological evidence for tectonic escape in SW Taiwan

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    Lin, Andrew Tien-Shun

    Structural, geodetic and seismological evidence for tectonic escape in SW Taiwan O. Lacombe*, F and seismological data in SW Taiwan are analysed and discussed in terms of present-day tectonic escape occurring began during the late Pleistocene, later than in northeastern Taiwan as a result of the southward

  19. Geochemical evidence for possible natural migration of Marcellus Formation brine to

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    Jackson, Robert B.

    of stray gas, metal-rich formation brines, and hydrau- lic fracturing and/or flowback fluids to drinking- ical evidence from northeastern Pennsylvania showing that path- ways, unrelated to recent drilling rapid shale-gas development in the re- gion; however, the presence of these fluids suggests conductive

  20. Subscriber access provided by CARY INST ECOSYSTEM STUDIES Environmental Science & Technology is published by the American Chemical

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    Subscriber access provided by CARY INST ECOSYSTEM STUDIES Environmental Science & Technology density of coal burning power plants (4, 5). Acid precipitation has declined in the northeastern US are controlled by the US Clean Air Act (6-9). A decrease in the amount of precipitation f

  1. Policy on Openness in Research POLICY ON OPENNESS IN

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Openness in Research 04/27/2014 POLICY ON OPENNESS IN RESEARCH I. Purpose and Scope and results. This policy applies to research conducted at Northeastern University by faculty, students, staff and visiting researchers. II. Policy The University will not undertake research with restrictions on openness

  2. Policy on Appropriate Use of Computer and Network Resources Policy on Appropriate Use of

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    Policy on Appropriate Use of Computer and Network Resources 3/5/2014 Policy on Appropriate Use are the property of the University. This Policy describes the terms and conditions of use for Northeastern information systems. This policy applies to any and all users of these resources both authorized

  3. Policy on Appropriate Use of Computer and Network Resources Policy on Appropriate Use of

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Appropriate Use of Computer and Network Resources 5/5/2015 Policy on Appropriate Use are the property of the University. This Policy describes the terms and conditions of use for Northeastern information systems. This policy applies to any and all users of these resources both authorized

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Professional Standards and Business Conduct 7/1/2014 Policy on Professional Standards requirements and university policies in all its activities. Faculty and staff have an obligation to perform. This policy applies to all Northeastern University faculty and staff. II. Definitions N/A III. Policy All

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    HOUSING RESOURCES Boston Description of Boston Neighborhoods http://www.bu.edu/offcampus/tips-resources/bostons-neighborhoods/ Summer Housing Boston http://www.urbaninterns.com/journal/jobseekers/summer-housing-for-boston-interns/ https://www.northeastern.edu/conferences/intern/index.html http://housing.mit.edu/summer_guest/non_mit_summer_internship_housing

  6. 142 Int. J. Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 3, Nos. 1/2, 2007 Copyright 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    -settlement competitive electricity markets with horizontal market power, flow congestion, demand uncertainties of America. 1 Introduction The last decade has witnessed a fundamental transformation of the electric power, this transformation was pioneered in the late 1990s by California and the northeastern power pools, including

  7. Climate Change and Agriculture in Vermont INTRODUCTION

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Climate Change and Agriculture in Vermont INTRODUCTION Climate change is impacting Northeastern trends in Vermont, 2) the most up-to-date modeled projections available, and 3) potential impacts on Vermont agriculture. OBSERVED It is getting wetter. There has been a 9" increase in average annual

  8. 2005 The Society for the Study of Evolution. All rights reserved. Evolution, 59(4), 2005, pp. 800813

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    Lynch, Michael

    . 800­813 EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF CONTAGIOUS ASEXUALITY IN DAPHNIA PULEX SUSANNE PALAND,1,2 JOHN K origin due to the contagious nature of asexuality. Yet, asexuality is restricted to two phylogroups (B to a recent contagious spread of asexuality from a northeastern source. If environment-mediated selective

  9. Symposium in Honor of Dr. Richard Arnowitt Texas A&M, College Station, Texas

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    Allen, Roland E.

    Symposium in Honor of Dr. Richard Arnowitt Texas A&M, College Station, Texas September 19, Texas A&M University 9:30 a.m. ­ 10:15 a.m. A OneWorld formulation of quantum mechanics Charles Pran Nath, Northeastern University 11:00 a.m. ­ 11:30 a.m. Break Chair: Wolfgang Schleich, Texas A

  10. Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 21, 11451157, 2014 www.nonlin-processes-geophys.net/21/1145/2014/

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    Obradovic, Zoran

    , Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA 2Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics, Temple (GCMs) are often used for assessing the impacts of climate change. However, the relatively coarse change on finer regional-scale phenomena. Downscaling of climate variables from coarser to finer regional

  11. Please cite this article in press as: Tangutoori S, et al. PARP inhibitors: A new era of targeted therapy. Maturitas (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.01.015

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    2015-01-01

    potent PARP inhibitor, has recently been the approved for ovarian cancer therapy by the FDA and European commission in patients with platinum-sensitive, recurrent, high-grade serous ovarian cancer with BRCA1, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States b Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, United States c

  12. Fast Simulation, Monitoring, and Mitigation of Cascading Failure

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    blackout. Large cascading failures are not frequent, but they have substantial risk due to their large societal costs. The August 2003 cascading blackout of portions of the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada had direct costs of the order of $6-$10 billion. Large blackouts can also have significant indirect

  13. Optimal Allocation of Interconnecting Links in Cyber-Physical Systems: Interdependence,

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    Yagan, Osman

    . In fact, the cascading effect of even a partial Internet blackout could disrupt major national include the 2003 blackout in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada [17] and the electrical blackout that affected much of Italy on 28 September 2003 [3]. A. Background and Related Work

  14. Abstract--This paper introduces new concepts for evaluation of the power system steady state operations, namely the

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    area blackouts illustrate this clearly. For example, in July 1987 the system operators of TEPCO (Tokyo was disconnected following several line outages in the Western Interconnection System[2] [3]. The post-blackout, the July 1996 large area blackout could have been prevented[2][4]. In August 2003 Northeastern blackout

  15. Detection, Prevention and Mitigation of Cascading Events

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    minutes. Technical Analysis of the August 14, 2003 Blackout. North American Electric Reliability Council. July 13, 2004. p. 109. Recent blackout events (such as the 1996 Western U.S. events, the 2004 Northeastern disturbance, and the 2004 Italian blackout) have demonstrated the need for new automatic

  16. Columbia University, Electrical Engineering Technical Report #2011-05-06, Nov. 2011

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    Zussman, Gil

    to the results of a real cascade that occurred during a major blackout in the San Diego area on Sept. 2011. INTRODUCTION Recent colossal failures of the power grid (such as the Aug. 2003 blackout in the Northeastern of the existing power transmission system and to identify ways to mitigate large-scale blackouts. The power grid

  17. Policy on Drug-Free Workplace Policy on Drug-Free Workplace

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Drug-Free Workplace 10/26/2014 Policy on Drug-Free Workplace I. Purpose and Scope responsible decision- making regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Northeastern strives to maintain drug use can create. Additionally, the University is committed to enforcing policies and laws relating

  18. Receiver function study of the crustal structure of the southeastern Caribbean plate boundary and Venezuela

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    Niu, Fenglin

    and Venezuela Fenglin Niu,1 Tammy Bravo,2 Gary Pavlis,2 Frank Vernon,3 Herbert Rendon,4 Maximiliano Bezada,1 broadband array deployed under the BOLIVAR project and the permanent national seismic network of Venezuela northeastern Venezuela and the Venezuelan Andes. There is a good correlation between crustal structure

  19. Master of Business Administration Graduate Business Program

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    saw when I decided to join Northeastern in July 2012. Our business school model ­ with its focusMaster of Business Administration Online Graduate Business Program #12;Message from the Dean 1'Amore-McKim School of Business 17 #12;It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the D'Amore-McKim School

  20. Analyzing Facebook Privacy Settings: User Expectations vs. Reality

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    Gummadi, Krishna P.

    Analyzing Facebook Privacy Settings: User Expectations vs. Reality Yabing Liu Northeastern of personal data has emerged as a popular ac- tivity over online social networking sites like Facebook- tween the desired and actual privacy settings, quantifying the magnitude of the problem of managing

  1. Biometrics 000, 023 DOI: 000 Hierarchical and Joint Site-Edge Methods for Medicare Hospice Service Region

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    Carlin, Bradley P.

    a million people who die of cancer and other terminal diseases each year in the United States. Hospices, social, emotional, and spiritual care that is usually offered in the patient's home. In the United States systems in northeastern Minnesota based only on death counts abstracted from Medicare billing records

  2. A Scieacc Service Feature p WHY THE WEATHER ?

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    NO, 546 Feb. 9 A Scieacc Service Feature p WHY THE WEATHER ? - -- By Cr. Charles F , Brooks of Clark Univarsity,,, DOUCET DoucBt, Quebec, El weather s t a t i o n t h a t only recently began reporting t o the U. S, Weather Bureau, is EL new cold wave guardian f o r the northeastern United States

  3. -A Science Service Feature WHY THE WEATHER 7

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    NO. 382 Aug. 1 -A Science Service Feature WHY THE WEATHER 7 By Dr. Charles F, Brooks of Clark University AVERAGE AUGUST WEATDR A Weather Bureau summary says of August weather: "The average *'` is `lieht of the ROCW Mountains the weather usually occurs i n the upper Lake region and the Northeastern States where

  4. Alien Species as Agents of Global Change Ecology and Management of the Gypsy Moth in North America as a Case History

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    Liebhold, Andrew

    Alien Species as Agents of Global Change Ecology and Management of the Gypsy Moth in North America-down and alien species are increasingly being transported into new habitats. Many alien species have had of temperate northeastern North America have been affected by alien insects and diseases particularly

  5. Nonlinear inverse scattering methods for thermal-wave slice tomography

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    Mandelis, Andreas

    Eric L. Miller Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, 235 Forsyth, Toronto M5S 3G8, Ontario, Canada Received July 30, 1997; revised manuscript received December 22, 1997 evaluation technique uses a modulated laser source illuminating an external surface of the material under

  6. Advances in Geosciences, 6, 189193, 2006 SRef-ID: 1680-7359/adgeo/2006-6-189

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    such as the Brazilian Northeast, Amazonia, South of Brazil and Uruguay. Over 80% of Brazil's energy comes from America. More than 80% of Brazil's energy is provided from hydropower generation. Decisions relating, South of Brazil, Uruguay and northeastern Argentina. Sea surface temperature (SST) positive anoma- lies

  7. Water Resources Research Center Annual Technical Report

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    hydrology, generate watershed-assessment and -improvement plans, advance knowledge of energy of the Hawaiian Islands makes such things as water shortages and energy failures especially visible, limited water/northeastern states as well. Energy failures have been seen throughout the U.S. over the last decade. Grants provided

  8. EIS-0447: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EIS evaluated the potential environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to grant a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc., to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 1000-megawatt (MW) electric transmission system across the U.S.-Canada border in northeastern New York State. The proposed transmission line would run from the Canadian Province of Quebec to New York City.

  9. The energy messiah

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    Epstein, G.

    2008-11-15

    A Chinese inventor says he can make coal clean and superefficient. Wang Yongjiang has invented a boiler, currently used in Beijing and other parts of northeastern China, that burns specially designed coal briquette more efficiently, cleanly and cheaply than traditional coal boilers. There are plans to scale up the boiler technology to use in power plants.

  10. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 457463, 2005 Printed in the USA

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    in the USA 0730-7268/05 $12.00 .00 IMPACT OF OIL-SANDS BASED WETLANDS ON THE GROWTH OF MALLARD (ANAS INTRODUCTION Oil-sands mining and extraction is the primary economy in the Fort McMurray area of northeastern- ered bitumen and other by-products of the oil-sands mining processes (e.g., high sulfates, naphthenic

  11. Historical records of atmospheric metal deposition along the St. Lawrence Valley (eastern Canada) based on peat bog cores

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    bogs Industrial Revolution Lead isotopes Northeastern America a b s t r a c t The recent history-Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3P8 h i g h l i g h t s The onset of industrial activity was recorded short cores collected at three peat bogs along the St. Lawrence Valley (SLV). The onset of industrial

  12. Operando Raman and Theoretical Vibration Spectroscopy of Non-PGM Catalysts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Presentation about spectroscopy techniques for non-platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts, presented by Eugene Smotkin, Northeastern University, at the kick-off meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Program's Catalysis Working Group, held May 14, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia.

  13. Randolph EMC- Agricultural Efficient Lighting Rebate Program

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    Agricultural members of Randolph EMC (REMC) who upgrade to energy-efficient CFL bulbs in agricultural facilities are eligible for an incentive to help cover the initial cost of installation. The...

  14. EA-1812: Haxtun Wind Energy Project, Logan and Phillips County, Colorado

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    This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to authorize the expenditure of Federal funding through the Community Renewable Energy Deployment Program to Phillips County for design, permitting, and construction of an approximately 30-megawatt wind energy project, known as Haxtun Wind Project, within Phillips and Logan counties in northeastern Colorado. The proposed project consists of 18 wind turbines that would interconnect to the Highline Electric Cooperative equipment inside Western Area Power Administration's Haxtun substation just south of the Town of Haxtun.

  15. EIS-0153: Niagara Import Point Project

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    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission prepared this statement to assess the environmental impacts of the proposed Niagara Import Point project that would construct an interstate natural gas pipeline to transport gas from Canada and domestic sources to the Northeastern United States market. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy was a cooperating agency during statement development and adopted this statement on 6/15/1990.

  16. Cost of Capital and Regulator’s Preferences: Investigation into a new method of estimating regulatory bias

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    Sancetta, Alessio; Satchell, Stephen E.

    ’s electricity transmission and gas distribution networks are located throughout the United Kingdom and in the north-eastern section of the United States. They also own liquefied natural gas storage facilitites in Britain and provide infrastructure services... for the pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, and supplies natural gas. SPW LN Equity: Scottish Power Plc Scottish Power plc is an integrated power and energy group, which gener- ates, trades and supplies electricity, in addition to providing electrical power systems...

  17. Church participation and the older adult: An orientational approach

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    Bell, Bill D.

    1974-04-01

    members) located in Northeastern Kansas in the spring of 1970. The Duncan Socio-Economic Index (Blau and Duncan, 1967) was employed to differentiate white collar from blue collar occupations. This index computes SES scores and assigns decile rankings... significant relationship was noted between instrumental orientation scores and church participation. No significant relationship was observed in the case of expressive scores. The tendency was apparent to view participation in the church as a means to one...

  18. Report to Congress on the feasibility of establishing a heating oil component to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Volume 2: Appendices

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    1998-06-01

    Nine appendices to the main report are included in this volume. They are: Northeastern US distillate supply systems; New England fuel oil storage capacities and inventories; Characteristics of the northeast natural gas market; Documentation of statistical models and calculation of benefits; Regional product reserve study; Other countries` experience with refined product storage; Global refining supply demand appraisal; Summary of federal authorities relevant to the establishment of petroleum product reserves; Product stability and turnover requirements.

  19. CO{sub 2} Allowance Allocation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Effect on Electricity Investors

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    Burtraw, Dallas; Kahn, Danny; Palmer, Karen

    2006-03-01

    The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative among Northeastern states is expected to lead to an increase in the price of electricity in the region and beyond. In the RGGI region, changes in the value of electricity-generating assets may be positive or negative, while changes outside the Northeast are virtually always positive. For stakeholders in the industry, the change depends on the portfolio of assets held by affected firms. (author)

  20. Energy Accounting for District Heating and Cooling Plants 

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    Barrett, J. A.

    1979-01-01

    FOR DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING PLANTS John A. Barrett, P.E. Manager, Central Plant Utilities University of Houston Houston, Texas Introduction Energy accounting combines engineering science with the insights of cost accoupting theory. It requires...-25, 1979 The Science of Plant Utilities Control While the Weiss papers are not as specific to district heating and cooling plants as the preceding papers, they do treat other problem areas of interest. Undoubtedly the northeastern United States, which...

  1. Paleoecology, structure, and distribution of Triassic coral buildups in western North America

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    Stanley, G. D., Jr.

    1979-08-17

    Columbia 55 F. Measured section at Iliamna Lake, Alaska 55 EXPLANATION OF PLATES 56 ILLUSTRATIONS Fig. 1. Distribution of Upper Triassic coral faunas 2 Fig. 2. Triassic coral localities in western North America 3 Fig. 3. Classification of reefs... subsequent rapid diversification and true reef- building. INTRODUCTION North American Triassic coral reefs or buildups have been reported in limestone intervals in mountain ranges of Nevada, northern California, northeastern Oregon, and in coastal ranges...

  2. EIS-0451: Hooper Springs Transmission Project, Caribou County, Idaho

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    DOE’s Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) prepared an EIS that evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposed new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from BPA's proposed Hooper Springs Substation near Soda Springs, Idaho, to either an existing Lower Valley Energy (LVE) substation or a proposed BPA connection with LVE's existing transmission system in northeastern Caribou County. Additional information is available at http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/HooperSprings/.

  3. A Phase I Cultural Resources Survey of the Walker County Jail and Office Expansion Area Project 

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    Moore, William

    2015-06-08

    on historical accounts and current populations. A study by Keller (1974:78-81) of the paleoecology of the middle Neches region lists those mammals most likely to have been hunted in the area. They are Whitetail deer, Cottontail rabbit, Swamp... and Miller Sites of Northeastern Texas, with a Preliminary Definition of the La Harpe Aspect. Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society 32:141-284. Keller, John Esten 1974 The Subsistence Paleoecology of the Middle Neches Region of East Texas...

  4. Electron-Transport in La100-Xalx Metallic Glasses 

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    DELGADO, R.; ARMBRUSTER, H.; Naugle, Donald G.; TSAI, CL; JOHNSON, WL; WILLIAMS, A.

    1986-01-01

    VOLUME 34, NUMBER 12 Electron transport in La&oo ?Al?metallic glasses 15 DECEMBER 1986 R. Delgado, ' H. Armbruster, and D. G. Naugle Department of Physics, Texas Ac%M Uniuersity, College Station, Texas 77843 C. L. Tsai~ ICA, northeastern University... argue that the dominant contribution to the conductivity and thermo- power is from La d states. I. INTRODUCTION Although considerable experimental and theoretical ef- fort has been expended, several major gaps remain in the development...

  5. International Bridge 

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    W. H. Horne Co.

    2011-09-05

    that these squid are now more common in the Northeastern Pacific (Pearcy, 2002). Scientists suspect that this habitat expansion was caused by a combination of factors including ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) events and the removal of competitors..., an ommastrephid squid (Ikeda et al., 1998). In a 2002 PIXE study, a relationship in Humboldt squid statoliths between Cu:Ca and the El Nino Southern Oscillation was found with concentrations being higher in El Nino years; however, no pattern for strontium...

  6. CREATING THE NORTHEAST GASOLINE SUPPLY RESERVE

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    In 2012, Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the northeastern United States and caused heavy damage to two refineries and left more than 40 terminals in New York Harbor closed due to water damage and loss of power. This left some New York gas stations without fuel for as long as 30 days. As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing response to the storm, the Department of Energy created the first federal regional refined product reserve, the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve.

  7. Long-term soil warming and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks to the Climate System

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    Melillo, Jerry M.

    2014-04-30

    The primary objective of the proposed research was to quantify and explain the effects of a sustained in situ 5oC soil temperature increase on net carbon (C) storage in a northeastern deciduous forest ecosystem. The research was done at an established soil warming experiment at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts – Barre Woods site established in 2001. In the field, a series of plant and soil measurements were made to quantify changes in C storage in the ecosystem and to provide insights into the possible relationships between C-storage changes and nitrogen (N) cycling changes in the warmed plots. Field measurements included: 1) annual woody increment; 2) litterfall; 3) carbon dioxide (CO2) efflux from the soil surface; 4) root biomass and respiration; 5) microbial biomass; and 6) net N mineralization and net nitrification rates. This research was designed to increase our understanding of how global warming will affect the capacity of temperate forest ecosystems to store C. The work explored how soil warming changes the interactions between the C and N cycles, and how these changes affect land-atmosphere feedbacks. This core research question framed the project – What are the effects of a sustained in situ 5oC soil temperature increase on net carbon (C) storage in a northeastern deciduous forest ecosystem? A second critical question was addressed in this research – What are the effects of a sustained in situ 5{degrees}C soil temperature increase on nitrogen (N) cycling in a northeastern deciduous forest ecosystem?

  8. The Influence of fold and fracture development on reservoir behavior of the Lisburne Group of northern Alaska

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    Wesley K. Wallace; Catherine L. Hanks; Jerry Jensen: Michael T. Whalen; Paul Atkinson; Joseph Brinton; Thang Bui; Margarete Jadamec; Alexandre Karpov; John Lorenz; Michelle M. McGee; T.M. Parris; Ryan Shackleton

    2004-07-01

    The Carboniferous Lisburne Group is a major carbonate reservoir unit in northern Alaska. The Lisburne is folded and thrust faulted where it is exposed throughout the Brooks Range, but is relatively undeformed in areas of current production in the subsurface of the North Slope. The objectives of this study were to develop a better understanding of four major aspects of the Lisburne: (1) The geometry and kinematics of folds and their truncation by thrust faults. (2) The influence of folding on fracture patterns. (3) The influence of deformation on fluid flow. (4) Lithostratigraphy and its influence on folding, faulting, fracturing, and reservoir characteristics. Symmetrical detachment folds characterize the Lisburne in the northeastern Brooks Range. In contrast, Lisburne in the main axis of the Brooks Range is deformed into imbricate thrust sheets with asymmetrical hangingwall anticlines and footwall synclines. The Continental Divide thrust front separates these different structural styles in the Lisburne and also marks the southern boundary of the northeastern Brooks Range. Field studies were conducted for this project during 1999 to 2001 in various locations in the northeastern Brooks Range and in the vicinity of Porcupine Lake, immediately south of the Continental Divide thrust front. Results are summarized below for the four main subject areas of the study.

  9. Bibliography, geophysical data locations, and well core listings for the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin

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    1998-05-01

    To date, comprehensive basin analysis and petroleum system modeling studies have not been performed on any of the basins in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Of these basins, the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin has been selected for study because it is the most petroliferous basin in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, small- and medium-size companies are drilling the majority of the exploration wells. These companies do not have the resources to perform basin analysis or petroleum system modeling research studies nor do they have the resources to undertake elaborate information searches through the volumes of publicly available data at the universities, geological surveys, and regulatory agencies in the region. The Advanced Geologic Basin Analysis Program of the US Department of Energy provides an avenue for studying and evaluating sedimentary basins. This program is designed to improve the efficiency of the discovery of the nation`s remaining undiscovered oil resources by providing improved access to information available in the public domain and by increasing the amount of public information on domestic basins. This report provides the information obtained from Year 1 of this study of the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin. The work during Year 1 focused on inventorying the data files and records of the major information repositories in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and making these inventories easily accessible in an electronic format.

  10. Mechanical environmental transport of actinides and ¹³?Cs from an arid radioactive waste disposal site

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    Snow, Mathew S.; Clark, Sue B.; Morrison, Samuel S.; Watrous, Matthew G.; Olson, John E.; Snyder, Darin C.

    2015-10-01

    Particulate transport represents an important mechanism for actinides and fission products at the Earth's surface; soil samples taken in the early 1970's near the Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) provide a case study for examining the mechanisms and characteristics of actinide transport under arid conditions. Transuranic waste was disposed via shallow land burial at the SDA until shortly after a flooding event that occurred in 1969. In this study we analyze soils collected in the early 1970's for ¹³?Cs, ²?¹Am, and Pu using a combination of radiometric and mass spectrometric techniques. Two distinct ²??Pu/²³?Pu isotopic ratios are observed for contamination from the SDA, with values ranging from at least 0.059 to 0.069. ²?¹Am concentrations are observed to increase only slightly in 0-4 cm soils over the ~40 year period since soil sampling, contrary to Markham's previous hypothesis that ²?¹Pu is principally associated with the 0-4 cm soil fractions (Markham 1978). The lack of statistical difference in ²?¹Am/²³??²??Pu ratios with depth suggests mechanical transport and mixing discrete contaminated particles under arid conditions. Occasional samples beyond the northeastern corner are observed to contain anomalously high Pu concentrations with corresponding low ²??Pu/²³?Pu atoms ratios, suggesting the occurrence of "hot particles;" application of a background Pu subtraction results in calculated Pu atom ratios for the "hot particles" which are statistically similar to those observed in the northeastern corner. Taken together, our data suggests that flooding resulted in mechanical transport of contaminated particles into the area between the SDA and the flood containment dike in the northeastern corner, following which subsequent contamination spreading resulted from wind transport of discrete particles.

  11. Mechanical environmental transport of actinides and ¹³?Cs from an arid radioactive waste disposal site

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    Snow, Mathew S.; Clark, Sue B.; Morrison, Samuel S.; Watrous, Matthew G.; Olson, John E.; Snyder, Darin C.

    2015-10-01

    Particulate transport represents an important mechanism for actinides and fission products at the Earth's surface; soil samples taken in the early 1970's near the Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) provide a case study for examining the mechanisms and characteristics of actinide transport under arid conditions. Transuranic waste was disposed via shallow land burial at the SDA until shortly after a flooding event that occurred in 1969. In this study we analyze soils collected in the early 1970's for ¹³?Cs, ²?¹Am, and Pu using a combination of radiometric and mass spectrometric techniques. Two distinct ²??Pu/²³?Pu isotopic ratiosmore »are observed for contamination from the SDA, with values ranging from at least 0.059 to 0.069. ²?¹Am concentrations are observed to increase only slightly in 0-4 cm soils over the ~40 year period since soil sampling, contrary to Markham's previous hypothesis that ²?¹Pu is principally associated with the 0-4 cm soil fractions (Markham 1978). The lack of statistical difference in ²?¹Am/²³??²??Pu ratios with depth suggests mechanical transport and mixing discrete contaminated particles under arid conditions. Occasional samples beyond the northeastern corner are observed to contain anomalously high Pu concentrations with corresponding low ²??Pu/²³?Pu atoms ratios, suggesting the occurrence of "hot particles;" application of a background Pu subtraction results in calculated Pu atom ratios for the "hot particles" which are statistically similar to those observed in the northeastern corner. Taken together, our data suggests that flooding resulted in mechanical transport of contaminated particles into the area between the SDA and the flood containment dike in the northeastern corner, following which subsequent contamination spreading resulted from wind transport of discrete particles.« less

  12. Improving fractionation lowers butane sulfur level at Saudi gas plant

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    Harruff, L.G.; Martinie, G.D.; Rahman, A. [Saudi Arabian Oil Co., Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    1998-10-12

    Increasing the debutanizer reflux/feed ratio to improve fractionation at an eastern Saudi Arabian NGL plant reduced high sulfur in the butane product. The sulfur resulted from dimethyl sulfide (DMS) contamination in the feed stream from an offshore crude-oil reservoir in the northern Arabian Gulf. The contamination is limited to two northeastern offshore gas-oil separation plants operated by Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) and, therefore, cannot be transported to facilities outside the Eastern Province. Two technically acceptable solutions for removing this contaminant were investigated: 13X molecular-sieve adsorption of the DMS and increased fractionation efficiency. The latter would force DMS into the debutanizer bottoms.

  13. Gravity Survey of the Carson Sink - Data and Maps

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    Faulds, James E.

    2013-12-31

    Preliminary Interpretation of Results: The Carson Sink is a complex composite basin with several major depocenters (Figures 15 and 16). Major depocenters are present in the south?central, east?central, and northeastern parts of the basin. The distribution of gravity anomalies suggests a complex pattern of faulting in the subsurface of the basin, with many fault terminations, step?overs, and accommodation zones. The pattern of faulting implies that other, previously undiscovered blind geothermal systems are likely in the Carson Sink. The gravity survey was completed near the end of this project. Thus, more thorough analysis of the data and potential locations of blind geothermal systems is planned for future work.

  14. Gravity Survey of the Carson Sink - Data and Maps

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    Faulds, James E.

    Preliminary Interpretation of Results: The Carson Sink is a complex composite basin with several major depocenters (Figures 15 and 16). Major depocenters are present in the south?central, east?central, and northeastern parts of the basin. The distribution of gravity anomalies suggests a complex pattern of faulting in the subsurface of the basin, with many fault terminations, step?overs, and accommodation zones. The pattern of faulting implies that other, previously undiscovered blind geothermal systems are likely in the Carson Sink. The gravity survey was completed near the end of this project. Thus, more thorough analysis of the data and potential locations of blind geothermal systems is planned for future work.

  15. Identification, Distribution and Control of an Invasive Pest Ant, Paratrechina sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Texas 

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    Meyers, Jason

    2010-01-16

    (Kulincevic et al. 1992, Harbo and Harris 1999, Rinderer et al. 2001a, Spivak and Reuter 2001). One such program, conducted by the USDA?ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology labo- ratory, imported A. mellifera bees that derived from the Primorsky... for management of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in colonies of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the northeastern United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 645?650. Calderone,N.W.,andL.P.S.Kuenen. 2001. Effects of west- ern honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae...

  16. A Study of Physical, Chemical, and Mineralogical Properties of the Lakeland Soil Series in Texas 

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    Rivers, Ernest Demois

    1960-01-01

    of the silt fraction. 4. X-ray diffraction patterns of ths &2u clay. 5. Differential thermal analyses. 37 40 43 Total percent Base saturation of Lakeland fine sand from a northeastern (Anderson) and a southvestern (Wilson) county. 51 CHAPTER I.... The samples vere spread out in a room and allowed to become air-dry. The soi. l vas crushed with a wooden roller and then sieved through a 2 mm. sieve. A portion of each sample was ground to pass a 0. 5 mm. sieve; then the moisture content of these samples...

  17. Characterization of resistance to the Mexican spittlebug complex Aeneolamia albofasciata (Lallemand) and Prosapia simulans (Walker) in selected buffelgrass genotypes 

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    Head, Henry Wesley

    1986-01-01

    ~M ' I (WMS ) 'g' Mly d 'b d d th ~Sh I ' I (WMk ) d~T' ' I (Wlk )btlt Fennah in 1948 cited by Coronado and Sosa (1966) combined it with the g P~M Urich (1913) considered species of spittlebugs commonly found in Mexico native to that country, having... and development of nymphs of the spittlebug complex of northeastern Mexico, A. albofasciata (Lallemand) and P. simulans (Walker) in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon. Resistant genotypes selected were from evalua- tions for resistance based on non-preference of adult...

  18. An Economic Study of Farm Organization in the Piney Woods Farming Area of Texas. 

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    Bonnen, C. A. (Clarence Alfred); Thibodeaux, B. H.; Criswell, J. F.

    1932-01-01

    the d Piney Woods farming area of Texas comprises twenty-three counties northeastern part of the state. The majority of the farms are !d by family labor. Topographic conditions do not permit the 1 use of large machinery; consequently these farms.... The enterprises are maluated in terms of their production requirements dion to crop yields and livestock production. The usual require- s for the production of an acre of cotton yielding 324 pounds of cotton, for example, were 76 hours of man labor, 40 hours...

  19. The Biogeography of the Cloud Forest Herpetofauna of Middle America, with Special Reference to the Sierra de las Minas of Guatemala

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    Campbell, Jonathan A.

    1982-12-01

    Moctezuma. An extensive tract of cloud forest extends along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental from northeastern Hidalgo to the Teziutlan area of Puebla. The crest of the Sierra Madre Oriental swings eastward to the east of Teziutlan... and forms a spur known locally as the Sierra de Teziutlan. Because of the orientation of this portion of the massif to prevailing winds, as well as the effects of a rain-shadow caused by the highlands of the Volcan Cofre de Perote, a disjunction of cloud...

  20. Philadelphia folio : Norristown, Germantown, Chester, and Philadelphia quadrangles, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware 

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    Bascom, F. (Florence), 1862-1945.

    1909-01-01

    of New York and New England, 1604-1760 Persistent URL for citation: http://purl.oclc.org/coordinates/a1.pdf Published: January 31, 2005 Revised: October 9, 2005 David Y. Allen David Y. Allen (e-mail: dyallen2@aol.com) is Map Librarian, emeritus..., at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. Abstract: This article focuses on colonial-era French mapping of the region between the French and British settlements in what is now the northeastern United States. This area was largely dominated...

  1. Electricity Generation from Geothermal Resources on the Fort Peck Reservation in Northeast Montana

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    Carlson, Garry J.; Birkby, Jeff

    2015-05-12

    Tribal lands owned by Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, located in Northeastern Montana, overlie large volumes of deep, hot, saline water. Our study area included all the Fort Peck Reservation occupying roughly 1,456 sq miles. The geothermal water present in the Fort Peck Reservation is located in the western part of the Williston Basin in the Madison Group complex ranging in depths of 5500 to 7500 feet. Although no surface hot springs exist on the Reservation, water temperatures within oil wells that intercept these geothermal resources in the Madison Formation range from 150 to 278 degrees F.

  2. Why High-Energy Optical Potential can be and should be Considered Local 

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    Reading, John F.

    1970-01-01

    R 3 MARCH &97O Why the High-Energy Optical Potential Can Be and Should Be Considered Local* J. F. READING f' northeastern Vn& ersity, Boston, Massachusetts OZll5 (Received 23 October 1969) The approximate treatment of the nonlocality.... I. INTRODUCTION l 1HE scattering from a set of E nonoverlapping po- .. tentials s(r ?r;) is completely determined by the single potential phase shifts' or by the on-shell t matrix 1(E, k@', k@). The optical potential describing scatter- ing from...

  3. Observations of summer roosting and foraging behavior of a hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) in southern New Hampshire.

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    Veillieux, J. P.; Moosman, P. R.; Reynolds, D. S.; LaGory, K. E.; Walston, L. J.; Environmental Science Division; Franklin Pierce Univ.; Fitchburg State Coll.; St. Paul's School

    2009-01-01

    Few data are available that describe the roosting and foraging ecology of the Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus), and no such data are available for the northeastern United States. We captured a juvenile Hoary Bat in south-central New Hampshire during July of 2007 and monitored its roosting behavior for ten days and its foraging behavior for one night. The bat roosted with two other bats, which we presumed were its mother and sibling. These bats roosted exclusively in Tsuga canadensis (Eastern Hemlock Tree) and tended to roost near tree tops in the forest canopy. The radiotagged bat used at least six roost trees and changed roost location eight times during the ten-day observation period. Although roost-tree fidelity was low, all roost trees were located within a maximum circular area of 0.5 ha. The bat foraged over an estimated 156-ha area of mostly forest habitat (68%), with additional open habitats (15%) and wetlands (17%). These data are the first observations of roosting and foraging behaviors by the Hoary Bat in the northeastern region of its geographic range.

  4. Using geologic conditions and multiattribute decision analysis to determine the relative favorability of selected areas for siting a high-level radioactive waste repository

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    Harrison, W.; Edgar, D.E.; Baker, C.H.; Buehring, W.A.; Whitfield, R.G.; Van Luik, A.E.J.; Sood, M.K.; Flower, M.F.J.; Warren, M.F.; Jusko, M.J.; Peerenboom, J.P.; Bogner, J.E.

    1988-05-01

    A method is presented for determining the relative favorability of geologically complex areas for isolating high-level radioactive wastes. In applying the method to the northeastern region of the United States, seismicity and tectonic activity were the screening criteria used to divide the region into three areas of increasing seismotectonic risk. Criteria were then used to subdivide the area of lowest seismotectonic risk into six geologically distinct subareas including characteristics, surface-water and groundwater hydrology, potential human intrusion, site geometry, surface characteristics, and tectonic environment. Decision analysis was then used to identify the subareas most favorable from a geologic standpoint for further investigation, with a view to selecting a site for a repository. Three subareas (parts of northeastern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and western Maine) were found to be the most favorable, using this method and existing data. However, because this study assessed relative geologic favorability, no conclusions should be drawn concerning the absolute suitability of individual subareas for high-level radioactive waste isolation. 34 refs., 7 figs., 20 tabs.

  5. Discovery of a pre-existing molecular filament associated with supernova remnant G127.1+0.5

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    Zhou, Xin; Yang, Ji; Fang, Min; Su, Yang

    2014-08-20

    We performed millimeter observations in CO lines toward the supernova remnant (SNR) G127.1+0.5. We found a molecular filament at 4-13 km s{sup –1} consisting of two distinct parts: a straight part coming out of the remnant region and a curved part in the remnant region. The curved part is coincides well with the bright SNR shell detected in 1420 MHz radio continuum and mid-infrared observations in the northeastern region. In addition, redshifted line wing broadening is found only in the curved part of the molecular filament, which indicates a physical interaction. These provide strong evidences, for the first time, to confirm the association between an SNR and a pre-existing long molecular filament. Multi-band observations in the northeastern remnant shell could be explained by the interaction between the remnant shock and the dense molecular filament. RADEX radiative transfer modeling of the quiet and shocked components yield physical conditions consistent with the passage of a non-dissociative J-type shock. We argue that the curved part of the filament is fully engulfed by the remnant's forward shock. A spatial correlation between aggregated young stellar objects (YSOs) and the adjacent molecular filament close to the SNR is also found, which could be related to the progenitor's activity.

  6. Unraveling the Timing of Fluid Migration and Trap Formation in the Brooks Range Foothills: A Key to Discovering Hydrocarbons

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    Catherine L. Hanks

    2008-12-31

    Naturally occurring fractures can play a key role in the evolution and producibility of a hydrocarbon accumulation. Understanding the evolution of fractures in the Brooks Range/Colville basin system of northern Alaska is critical to developing a better working model of the hydrocarbon potential of the region. This study addressed this problem by collecting detailed and regional data on fracture distribution and character, structural geometry, temperature, the timing of deformation along the Brooks Range rangefront and adjacent parts of the Colville basin, and the in situ stress distribution within the Colville basin. This new and existing data then were used to develop a model of how fractures evolved in northern Alaska, both spatially and temporally. The results of the study indicate that fractures formed episodically throughout the evolution of northern Alaska, due to a variety of mechanisms. Four distinct fracture sets were observed. The earliest fractures formed in deep parts of the Colville basin and in the underlying Ellesmerian sequence rocks as these rocks experienced compression associated with the growing Brooks Range fold-and-thrust belt. The orientation of these deep basin fractures was controlled by the maximum in situ horizontal stress in the basin at the time of their formation, which was perpendicular to the active Brooks Range thrust front. This orientation stayed consistently NS-striking for most of the early history of the Brooks Range and Colville basin, but changed to NW-striking with the development of the northeastern Brooks Range during the early Tertiary. Subsequent incorporation of these rocks into the fold-and-thrust belt resulted in overprinting of these deep basin fractures by fractures caused by thrusting and related folding. The youngest fractures developed as rocks were uplifted and exposed. While this general order of fracturing remains consistent across the Brooks Range and adjacent Colville basin, the absolute age at any one location varies. Fracturing started in the southwest deep in the stratigraphic section during the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous, moving northeastward and upsection as the Colville basin filled from the west. Active fracturing is occurring today in the northeastern parts of the Colville basin, north of the northeastern Brooks thrust front. Across northern Alaska, the early deep basin fractures were probably synchronous with hydrocarbon generation. Initially, these early fractures would have been good migration pathways, but would have been destroyed where subsequently overridden by the advancing Brooks Range fold-and-thrust belt. However, at these locations younger fracture sets related to folding and thrusting could have enhanced reservoir permeability and/or served as vertical migration pathways to overlying structural traps.

  7. Coal recovery from mine wastes of the historic longwall mining district of north-central illinois. Illinois mineral notes

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    Khan, L.A.; Berggren, D.J.; Camp, L.R.

    1986-01-01

    Recovery of coal from mine wastes produced by historic longwall mines in northeastern Illinois was studied as part of a project undertaken in 1982 for the Illinois Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Council. About 100 of these mines operated in the Wilmington and La Salle Districts of the Illinois Coal Field between about 1870 and 1940; all worked the Colchester (No. 2) Coal Seam, using a manual high-extraction mining method. Large samples of the three major kinds of mine waste - gray mining gob, preparation gob, and preparation slurry - were collected from deposits at nine of the larger mine sites and analyzed to determine their general ranges of sulfur, ash, and heating values. Preparation gob and slurry from six of the sites had significant combustible contents, and were evaluated by a simple procedure in which ash analyses and wet-screening tests were used to determine the washability and yield of combustibles to recovery processes.

  8. Preconstruction of the Honey Lake Hybrid Power Plant: Final report

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    Not Available

    1988-04-30

    The work undertaken under this Contract is the prosecution of the preconstruction activities, including preliminary engineering design, well field development, completion of environmental review and prosecution of permits, and the economic and financial analysis of the facility. The proposed power plant is located in northeastern California in Lassen County, approximately 25 miles east of the town of Susanville. The power plant will use a combination of wood residue and geothermal fluids for power generation. The plant, when fully constructed, will generate a combined net output of approximately 33 megawatts which will be sold to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGandE) under existing long-term power sales contracts. Transfer of electricity to the PGandE grid will require construction of a 22-mile transmission line from the power plant to Susanville. 11 refs., 12 figs., 4 tabs.

  9. Analysis and Mapping of Vegetation and Habitat for the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

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    Tagestad, Jerry D.

    2010-06-01

    The Lakeview, Oregon, office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) contracted Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to classify vegetation communities on Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in northeastern Nevada. The objective of the mapping project was to provide USFWS refuge biologists and planners with detailed vegetation and habitat information that can be referenced to make better decisions regarding wildlife resources, fuels and fire risk, and land management. This letter report describes the datasets and methods used to develop vegetation cover type and shrub canopy cover maps for the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. The two map products described in this report are 1) a vegetation cover classification that provides updated information on the vegetation associations occurring on the refuge and 2) a map of shrub canopy cover based on high-resolution images and field data.

  10. Analysis and Mapping of Vegetation and Habitat for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

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    Tagestad, Jerry D.

    2010-06-01

    The Lakeview, Oregon, office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) contracted Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to classify vegetation communities on Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Nevada. The objective of the mapping project was to provide USFWS refuge biologists and planners with detailed vegetation and habitat information that can be referenced to make better decisions regarding wildlife resources, fuels and fire risk, and land management. This letter report describes the datasets and methods used to develop vegetation cover type and shrub canopy cover maps for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. The two map products described in this report are (1) a vegetation cover classification that provides updated information on the vegetation associations occurring on the refuge and (2) a map of shrub canopy cover based on high-resolution images and field data.

  11. MAP3S precipitation chemistry network. Third periodic summary report, July 1978-December 1979

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    Not Available

    1980-05-01

    The MAP3S Precipitation Chemistry Network consists of eight collection sites in the northeastern United States. Precipitation event samples are collected by cooperating site operators, using specially developed sampling equipment. In this, the third periodic summary report, are listed field and concentration data for the period July 1, 1978 to December 31, 1979. Over three years' samples have been collected at most of the sites, which went into operation between September 1976 and October 1978. Samples are chemically analyzed at a central laboratory for 13 pollutant species. Weekly samples in addition to event samples were collected over a 1 1/2 year period at three sites. Analysis of one year's results indicates that there is little difference between the concentrations collected by the two methods in terms of seasonal precipitation-weighted means for all species except dissolved SO/sub 2/. Event samples tend to average about 25% higher in SO/sub 2/ than weekly samples.

  12. The X-ray synchrotron emission of RCW 86 and the implications for its age

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    Jacco Vink; Johan Bleeker; Kurt van der Heyden; Andrei Bykov; Aya Bamba; Ryo Yamazaki

    2006-07-13

    We report here X-ray imaging spectroscopy observations of the northeastern shell of the supernova remnant RCW 86 with Chandra and XMM-Newton. Along this part of the shell the dominant X-ray radiation mechanism changes from thermal to synchrotron emission. We argue that both the presence of X-ray synchrotron radiation and the width of the synchrotron emitting region suggest a locally higher shock velocity of V_s = 2700 km/s and a magnetic field of B = 24+/-5 microGauss. Moreover, we also show that a simple power law cosmic ray electron spectrum with an exponential cut-off cannot explain the broad band synchrotron emission. Instead a concave electron spectrum is needed, as predicted by non-linear shock acceleration models. Finally, we show that the derived shock velocity strengthens the case that RCW 86 is the remnant of SN 185.

  13. CIM-EARTH: Community integrated model of economic and resource trajectories for humankind.

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    Elliott, J.; Foster, I.; Judd, K.; Moyer, E.; Munson, T.; Univ. of Chicago; Hoover Inst.

    2010-01-01

    Climate change is a global problem with local climatic and economic impacts. Mitigation policies can be applied on large geographic scales, such as a carbon cap-and-trade program for the entire U.S., on medium geographic scales, such as the NOx program for the northeastern U.S., or on smaller scales, such as statewide renewable portfolio standards and local gasoline taxes. To enable study of the environmental benefits, transition costs, capitalization effects, and other consequences of mitigation policies, we are developing dynamic general equilibrium models capable of incorporating important climate impacts. This report describes the economic framework we have developed and the current Community Integrated Model of Economic and Resource Trajectories for Humankind (CIM-EARTH) instance.

  14. Guatemala accelerates efforts to attract foreign E and D capital

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    NONE

    1997-01-20

    The Guatemalan government, headed by recently elected President Alvaro Arzu, has embarked on an ambitious program of petroleum exploration and development with the goal of producing 40,000 b/d by 2000. Production averaged 16,000 b/d last fall and was to be raised to 25,000 b/d by year end 1996. Oil and gas exploration began in Guatemala in the 1920s, but production is currently limited to two regions in the Peten basin in northeastern Guatemala. Officials at the Ministry of Energy and Mines aim to encourage comprehensive evaluation of the Peten basin as well as exploration of the Amatique basin in southeastern Guatemala and the Pacific basin on the country`s Pacific coast. The paper describes the Peten basin, the Amatique basin, the Pacific basin, bidding, and contract rules.

  15. Origins of relief along contacts between eolian sandstones and overlying marine strata

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    Eschner, T.B.; Kocurek, G.

    1988-08-01

    Origins of large-scale relief along eolian-marine unit contacts, which form significant stratigraphic traps for hydrocarbons, can be recognized as inherited, reworked, and/or erosional. The Permian Rotliegende-Weissliegende Sandstone and Yellow Sands of Europe may best exemplify inherited relief in that dunes are preserved largely intact. Reworked relief, which shows significant destruction of original dune topography but with remnants of the bedforms preserved, is shown by relict Holocene dunes of coastal Australia, the Jurassic Entrada Sandstone of the San Juan basin, and the Pennsylvanian-Permian Minnelusa Formation of Wyoming. Erosional relief results from post-eolian processes and is exemplified by the Jurassic Entrada Sandstone of northeastern Utah. 11 figs., 1 tab.

  16. The Gulf War and the environment

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

    1994-01-01

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

  17. Canadian refiner finds simple route to reformulated gasoline production

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    Walsh, B. [North Atlantic Refining Ltd., Come By Chance, Newfoundland (Canada); McDonald, G.W.G. [IONA Ltd., Sarasota, FL (United States); Perkins, J.D. [United Catalysts Inc., Louisville, KY (United States)

    1997-03-17

    North Atlantic Refining Ltd. (NARL) operates a 105,000 b/sd hydrocracking refinery at Come By Chance, Newfoundland. NARL sells gasoline into markets in Newfoundland and the northeastern US. When the US Environmental Protection Agency instituted reformulated gasoline (RFG) requirements as part of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990, NARL had to find a way to meet the specifications, even though the refinery is not within US territory. The refiner chose to add a small hydrogenation unit to treat the portion of the reformate stream containing benzene precursors. Since start-up of the unit in late 1995, it has achieved 100% benzene hydrogenation, thus allowing NARL to easily produce RFG containing less than 1.0 vol% benzene. The paper discusses procurement, hydrogen supply, catalyst, special features, start-up, operations, and process control.

  18. Comprehensive Plan 2020 La Grange, Texas 

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    Pugh, David; Ellis, David; Ekroth, David; Slack, Janet; Battle, Lee; Kobal, Diane; Blom, Cindy; Dulyapraphant, Kongsak; Everidge, Rachel; Ford, Carl; Grady, Kevin; Lee, Yi-Jung; Mishima, Hirotaka; Robinson, Misti; Ordonez, Carlos; Paul, Keli; Towles, Virginia Sabia; Tsai, Yi-Wen; Williams, Sarah

    1998-01-01

    -2 Comprehensive Plan 2020 The survey results determined that 68.6 percent of all housing in La Grange is in good condition, 25.8 percent is deteriorated and 5.7 percent is severely deteriorated. (See Figure 4-1) The northeastern section of the City, bounded...%) 10,756 (100%) 7,008,999 (100%) Figure 4-4 Mobile Homes or Trailers as a Segment of Total Housing: 1970, 1980, and 19907 2.7% 3.2% 10.2% 0.00% 2.00% 4.00% 6.00% 8.00% 10.00% 12.00% Year 1970 Year 1980 Year 1990 Section 4 Housing...

  19. USDOE/EPRI BIOMASS COFIRING COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

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    D. Tillman; E. Hughes

    1999-01-01

    During the period of October 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998, significant work was done in direct preparation for several cofiring tests. Major progress was made on several projects including cofiring at Seward (GPU Genco), Allen (TVA), and Bailly (NIPSCO). Most of the work was focused on construction activities at the Seward and Bailly Generating Stations. The conceptual design and feasibility study for gasification-based cofiring at the Allen Fossil Plant was completed. The feasibility study for cofiring at the Pirkey and Northeastern Generating Stations of Central and South West Utilities (C&SW) also was completed. This report summarizes the activities during the fourth calendar quarter in 1998--of the USDOE/EPRI Biomass Cofiring Cooperative Agreement. It focuses upon reporting the results of construction activities and related events.

  20. The Origin of Large-scale HI structures in the Magellanic Bridge

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    E. Muller; K. Bekki

    2007-06-27

    We investigate the formation of a number of key large-scale HI features in the ISM of the Magellanic Bridge using dissipationless numerical simulation techniques. This study comprises the first direct comparison between detailed HI maps of the Bridge and numerical simulations. We confirm that the SMC forms two tidal filaments: a near arm, which forms the connection between the SMC and LMC, and a counterarm. We show that the HI of the most dense part of the Bridge can become arranged into a bimodal configuration, and that the formation of a "loop" of HI, located off the North-Eastern edge of the SMC can be reproduced simply as a projection of the counter-arm, and without invoking localised energy-deposition processes such as SNe or stellar winds.

  1. We can fight smog without breaking the bank

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    Carey, J.

    1994-10-03

    Despite increased regulation and public interest, effective air pollution control remains ellusive. One of the primary air pollution problems is ozone-based smog, which afflicts an increasing number of metropolitan areas. At present, ozone levels in 93 cities violate existing federal regulations for safe air. These problems come at a time when there is a growing amount of evidence suggesting that these federal standards need to be revised downward. In the northeastern US, advocates of smog reduction are calling for the forced introduction of cleaner vehicles, including electric cars. However, these measures aimed at reducing VOC emissions may prove too costly to implement effectively. Emphasis should, instead, be placed on reducing the emission of nitrogen oxides.

  2. Performance assessment for a hypothetical low-level waste disposal facility

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    Smith, C.S.; Rohe, M.J.; Ritter, P.D.

    1997-01-01

    Disposing of low-level waste (LLW) is a concern for many states throughout the United States. A common disposal method is below-grade concrete vaults. Performance assessment analyses make predictions of contaminant release, transport, ingestion, inhalation, or other routes of exposure, and the resulting doses for various disposal methods such as the below-grade concrete vaults. Numerous assumptions are required to simplify the processes associated with the disposal facility to make predictions feasible. In general, these assumptions are made conservatively so as to underestimate the performance of the facility. The objective of this report is to describe the methodology used in conducting a performance assessment for a hypothetical waste facility located in the northeastern United States using real data as much as possible. This report consists of the following: (a) a description of the disposal facility and site, (b) methods used to analyze performance of the facility, (c) the results of the analysis, and (d) the conclusions of this study.

  3. Distributed Energy Resources for Carbon Emissions Mitigation

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    Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

    2007-05-01

    The era of publicly mandated GHG emissions restrictions inthe United States has begun with recent legislation in California andseven northeastern states. Commercial and industrial buildings canimprove the carbon-efficiency of end-use energy consumption by installingtechnologies such as on-site cogeneration of electricity and useful heatin combined heat and power systems, thermally-activated cooling, solarelectric and thermal equipment, and energy storage -- collectively termeddistributed energy resources (DER). This research examines a collectionof buildings in California, the Northeast, and the southern United Statesto demonstrate the effects of regional characteristics such as the carbonintensity of central electricity grid, the climate-driven demand forspace heating and cooling, and the availability of solar insolation. Theresults illustrate that the magnitude of a realistic carbon tax ($100/tC)is too small to incent significant carbon-reducing effects oneconomically optimal DER adoption. In large part, this is because costreduction and carbon reduction objectives are roughly aligned, even inthe absence of a carbon tax.

  4. Simulation-based design of energy management system with storage battery for a refugee shelter in Japan

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    Kaji, K.; Zhang, J.; Horie, H.; Tanaka, K. [Department of Technology Management for Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Japan); Akimoto, H. [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-10

    Since the massive earthquake hit eastern Japan in March, 2011, our team has participated in the recovery planning for Kesen Association, which is a group of cities in northeastern Japan. As one of our proposals for the recovery planning for the community, we are designing energy management system with renewable energy (RE) and storage batteries. Some public facilities in the area have been used as refugee shelters, but refugees had to put up with life without electricity for a while after the disaster. If RE generator and storage batteries are introduced into the facilities, it is possible to provide refugees with electricity. In this study, the sizes of photovoltaic (PV) appliances and storage batteries to be introduced into one public facility are optimized. The optimization is based on simulation, in which electric energy is managed by charge and discharge of storage battery.

  5. Putting more power in your pocket

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    Chapman, Karena

    2013-07-18

    Representing the Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES), this document is one of the entries in the Ten Hundred and One Word Challenge. As part of the challenge, the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers were invited to represent their science in images, cartoons, photos, words and original paintings, but any descriptions or words could only use the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language, with the addition of one word important to each of the EFRCs and the mission of DOE energy. The mission of NECCEC is to identify the key atomic-scale processes which govern electrode function in rechargeable batteries, over a wide range of time and length scales, via the development and use of novel characterization and theoretical tools, and to use this information to identify and design new battery systems.

  6. Cost of Power Interruptions to Electricity Consumers in the UnitedStates (U.S.)

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    Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina; Eto, Joseph H.

    2006-02-16

    The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern U.S.and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 catalyzed discussions about modernizingthe U.S. electricity grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of$50 to $100 billion would be needed. This work seeks to better understandan important piece of information that has been missing from thesediscussions: What do power interruptions and fluctuations in powerquality (power-quality events) cost electricity consumers? We developed abottom-up approach for assessing the cost to U.S. electricity consumersof power interruptions and power-quality events (referred to collectivelyas "reliability events"). The approach can be used to help assess thepotential benefits of investments in improving the reliability of thegrid. We developed a new estimate based on publicly availableinformation, and assessed how uncertainties in these data affect thisestimate using sensitivity analysis.

  7. Tracking the Reliability of the U.S. Electric Power System: An Assessment of Publicly Available Information Reported to State Public Utility Commissions

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    LaCommare, Kristina H.; Eto, Joseph H.

    2008-10-10

    Large blackouts, such as the August 14-15, 2003 blackout in the northeasternUnited States and Canada, focus attention on the importance of reliable electric service. As public and private efforts are undertaken to improve reliability and prevent power interruptions, it is appropriate to assess their effectiveness. Measures of reliability, such as the frequency and duration of power interruptions, have been reported by electric utilities to state public utility commissions for many years. This study examines current state and utility practices for collecting and reporting electricity reliability information and discusses challenges that arise in assessing reliability because of differences among these practices. The study is based primarily on reliability information for 2006 reported by 123 utilities to 37 state public utility commissions.

  8. Progress report for the first twenty-one months of the contract period

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    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    During the period of July 1, 1978, through March 31, 1980 in-depth research of the legal and institutional obstacles and incentives to the development of small scale hydroelectric power in all of the nineteen northeastern states was performed. Research into economic issues associated with the development of small scale hydroelectric power was undertaken by the project economist. Special research activities have been undertaken with respect to the federal dam safety programs, the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act and the implications of those requirements to small scale hydroelectric power, riparian law on lake and reservoir fluctuation in the State of Maine, and the implications of Title II and IV of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to the development of small scale hydroelectric power. The results of these studies are reported. (LCL)

  9. Latest Jurassic-early Cretaceous regressive facies, northeast Africa craton

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    van Houten, F.B.

    1980-06-01

    Nonmarine to paralic detrital deposits accumulated in six large basins between Algeria and the Arabo-Nubian shield during major regression in latest Jurassic and Early Cretaceous time. The Ghadames Sirte (north-central Libya), and Northern (Egypt) basins lay along the cratonic margin of northeastern Africa. The Murzuk, Kufra, and Southern (Egypt) basins lay in the south within the craton. Data for reconstructing distribution, facies, and thickness of relevant sequences are adequate for the three northern basins only. High detrital influx near the end of Jurassic time and in mid-Cretaceous time produced regressive nubian facies composed largely of low-sinuosity stream and fahdelta deposits. In the west and southwest the Ghadames, Murzuk, and Kufra basins were filled with a few hundred meters of detritus after long-continued earlier Mesozoic aggradation. In northern Egypt the regressive sequence succeeded earlier Mesozoic marine sedimentation; in the Sirte and Southern basins correlative deposits accumulated on Precambrian and Variscan terranes after earlier Mesozoic uplift and erosion. Waning of detrital influx into southern Tunisia and adjacent Libya in the west and into Israel in the east initiated an Albian to early Cenomanian transgression of Tethys. By late Cenomanian time it had flooded the entire cratonic margin, and spread southward into the Murzuk and Southern basins, as well as onto the Arabo-Nubian shield. Latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous, mid-Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous transgressions across northeastern Africa recorded in these sequences may reflect worldwide eustatic sea-level rises. In contrast, renewed large supply of detritus during each regression and a comparable subsidence history of intracratonic and marginal basins imply regional tectonic control. 6 figures.

  10. Advancing the Deployment of Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Plants in the Northeast

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    Lofaro R.; Villaran, M; Colli, A.

    2012-06-03

    As one of the premier research laboratories operated by the Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is pursuing an energy research agenda that focuses on renewable energy systems and will help to secure the nation's energy security. A key element of the BNL research is the advancement of grid-connected utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, particularly in the northeastern part of the country where BNL is located. While a great deal of information has been generated regarding solar PV systems located in mostly sunny, hot, arid climates of the southwest US, very little data is available to characterize the performance of these systems in the cool, humid, frequently overcast climates experienced in the northeastern portion of the country. Recognizing that there is both a need and a market for solar PV generation in the northeast, BNL is pursuing research that will advance the deployment of this important renewable energy resource. BNL's research will leverage access to unique time-resolved data sets from the 37MWp solar array recently developed on its campus. In addition, BNL is developing a separate 1MWp solar research array on its campus that will allow field testing of new PV system technologies, including solar modules and balance of plant equipment, such as inverters, energy storage devices, and control platforms. These research capabilities will form the cornerstone of the new Northeast Solar Energy Research Center (NSERC) being developed at BNL. In this paper, an overview of BNL's energy research agenda is given, along with a description of the 37MWp solar array and the NSERC.

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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  12. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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  13. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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  14. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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  15. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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  16. Carroll Electric Coop Corp | Open Energy Information

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  17. Carroll Electric Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information

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  18. Western Iowa Energy | Open Energy Information

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  19. Measuring and Understanding the Energy Use Signatures of a Bank Building

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    Xie, YuLong; Liu, Bing; Athalye, Rahul A.; Baechler, Michael C.; Sullivan, Greg

    2012-08-12

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory measured and analyzed the energy end-use patterns in a bank building located in the north-eastern United States. This work was performed in collaboration with PNC Financial Service Group under the US DOE’s Commercial Building Partnerships Program. This paper presents the metering study and the results of the metered data analysis. It provides a benchmark for the energy use of different bank-related equipments. The paper also reveals the importance of metering in fully understanding building loads and indentifying opportunities for energy efficiency improvements that will have impacts across PNC’s portfolio of buildings and were crucial to reducing receptacle loads in the design of a net-zero bank branches. PNNL worked with PNC to meter a 4,000 ft2 bank branch in the state of Pennsylvania. 71 electrical circuits were monitored and 25 stand-alone watt-hour meters were installed at the bank. These meters monitored the consumption of all interior and exterior lighting, receptacle loads, service water heating, and the HVAC rooftop unit at a 5-minute sampling interval from November 2009 to November 2010. A total of over 8 million data records were generated, which were then analyzed to produce the end-use patterns, daily usage profiles, rooftop unit usage cycles, and inputs for calibrating the energy model of the building.

  20. Response of snow-dependent hydrologic extremes to continued global warming

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    Diffenbaugh, Noah; Scherer, Martin; Ashfaq, Moetasim

    2012-01-01

    Snow accumulation is critical for water availability in the Northern Hemisphere1,2, raising concern that global warming could have important impacts on natural and human systems in snow-dependent regions1,3. Although regional hydrologic changes have been observed (for example, refs 1,3 5), the time of emergence of extreme changes in snow accumulation and melt remains a key unknown for assessing climate- change impacts3,6,7. We find that the CMIP5 global climate model ensemble exhibits an imminent shift towards low snow years in the Northern Hemisphere, with areas of western North America, northeastern Europe and the Greater Himalaya showing the strongest emergence during the near- termdecadesandat2 Cglobalwarming.Theoccurrenceof extremely low snow years becomes widespread by the late twenty-first century, as do the occurrences of extremely high early-season snowmelt and runoff (implying increasing flood risk), and extremely low late-season snowmelt and runoff (implying increasing water stress). Our results suggest that many snow-dependent regions of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience increasing stress from low snow years within the next three decades, and from extreme changes in snow-dominated water resources if global warming exceeds 2 C above the pre-industrial baseline.

  1. Impacts of global warming on climate change over East Asia as simulated by 15 GCMs

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    Zong-ci Zhao; Xiaodong Li

    1997-12-31

    About 15 GCMs (GFDL1, GISS, LLNL, MPI, OSU, UKMOL, UKMOH, GCMs90-92, GFDL2, NCAR, OPYC, LSG, HADL, GCMs95) obtained from the IPCC WG 1 1990, 1992 and 1995 reports have been chosen to examine the impacts of global warming, on the climate chance over East Asia. Although the models scenarios of the human activities were different for the different GCMs, the climate change over East Asia (70E-140E, 15N-60N) for tile doubled CO{sub 2} as simulated by about 15 GCMs have been analysed. The Simulations shown that the temperature might increased by about 0.5 - 1.5 C over East Asia, especially in winter and northwestern parts of East Asia. The precipitation might increase in northwestern and northeastern parts of East Asia and decrease in the central part of East Asia. The evaluations and assessments of the GCMs over East Asia have indicated that the GCMs have the abilities to simulate the climate change over East Asia, especially for the temperature and the winter season. There are some uncertainties for the simulations to compare with the observations, especially for tile precipitation and tile summer season.

  2. Radionuclide Concentration in Soils and Vegetation at Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Area G during 2005

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    P.R. Fresquez; M.W. McNaughton; M.J. Winch

    2005-10-01

    Soil samples were collected at 15 locations and unwashed overstory and understory vegetation samples were collected from up to nine locations within and around the perimeter of Area G, the primary disposal facility for low-level radioactive solid waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Soil and plant samples were also collected from the proposed expansion area west of Area G for the purpose of gaining preoperational baseline data. Soil and plant samples were analyzed for radionuclides that have shown a history of detection in past years; these included {sup 3}H, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 239,240}Pu, {sup 241}Am, {sup 234}U, {sup 235}U, and {sup 238}U for soils and {sup 3}H, {sup 238}Pu, and {sup 239,240}Pu for plants. As in previous years, the highest levels of {sup 3}H in soils and vegetation were detected at the south portion of Area G near the {sup 3}H shafts; whereas, the highest concentrations of the Pu isotopes were detected in the northern and northeastern portions near the pads for transuranic waste. All concentrations of radionuclides in soils and vegetation, however, were still very low (pCi range) and far below LANL screening levels and regulatory standards.

  3. Compendium of the Environmental Measurements Laboratory's research projects related to the Chernobyl nuclear accident

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    Volchok, H L; Chieco, N [comps.

    1986-10-01

    Following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor power station in the USSR on April 26, 1986, the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) initiated a number of research projects as follows: (1) selected sites in both the Deposition and Surface Air networks were alerted and their sampling protocols adjusted to accommodate the anticipated arrival times and activity concentrations of the Chernobyl debris; (2) a number of cooperative programs involving field work, sampling, analysis and data interpretation were set up with institutions and scientists in other countries; (3) EML's Regional Baseline Station at Chester, NJ, as well as the roof of the Laboratory in New York City, provided bases for sampling and measurements to study the radionuclide concentrations, radiation levels, physical characteristics and potential biological implications of the Chernobyl fallout on the northeastern United States; and (4) the resulting fallout from the Chernobyl accident provided an 'experiment of opportunity' in that it enabled us to study fresh fission product deposition using collection systems resurrected from the 1950's and 1960's for comparison with current state-of-the-art methodology. The 13 reports of this volume have been entered separately into the data base.

  4. Moving from Petroleum to Plants to Energize our World (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)

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    McCann, Maureen (Director, Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels); C3Bio Staff

    2011-11-03

    'Moving from Petroleum to Plants to Energize our World' was submitted by the Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) to the 'Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research' video contest at the 2011 Science for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. Twenty-six EFRCs created short videos to highlight their mission and their work. C3Bio, an EFRC directed by Maureen McCann at Purdue University is a partnership between five institutions: Purdue (lead), Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Northeastern University, and the University of Tennessee. The Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science established the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in 2009. These collaboratively-organized centers conduct fundamental research focused on 'grand challenges' and use-inspired 'basic research needs' recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The overall purpose is to accelerate scientific progress toward meeting the nation's critical energy challenges.

  5. Tectonic and deposition model of late Precambrian-Cambrian Arabian and adjoining plates

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    Husseini, M.I. (Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

    1989-09-01

    During the late Precambrian, the terranes of the Arabian and adjoining plates were fused along the northeastern flank of the African plate in Gondwanaland. This phase, which ended approximately 640 to 620 Ma, was followed by continental failure (620 to 580 Ma) and intracontinental extension (600 to approximately 550 Ma). During the Infracambrian extensional phase, a triple junction may have evolved near the Sinai Peninsula and may have consisted of the (1) Jordan Valley and Dead Sea rift branch, (2) Sinai and North Egypt rift branch, and (3) the Najd wrench-rift branch. The Najd, Hawasina, and Zagros fault systems may have been transverse faults that accompanied rifting in the Arabian Gulf and Zagros Mountains, southern Oman, Pakistan, and Kerman in central Iran. While the area was extending and subsiding, the Tethys Ocean flooded the eastern side of the Arabian plate and Iran and deposited calcareous clastics, carbonates, and evaporites (including the Hormuz and Ara halites). This transgression extended into the western part of the Arabian plate via the Najd rift system. The termination of the extensional phase during the late Early Cambrian was accompanied by a major regression and terrestrial conditions on the Arabian Peninsula. However, by the Early Ordovician, as sea level peaked to a highstand, the Arabian plate was blanketed with marginal marine sediments. 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Northeast Regional Biomass Program first and second quarter reports, October 1, 1994--March 31, 1995

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    1995-07-01

    The Northeast states face several near-term barriers to the expanded use of biomass energy. Informational and technical barriers have impeded industrial conversions, delaying the development of a wood energy supply infrastructure. Concern over the environmental impacts on resources are not well understood. Public awareness and concern about safety issues surrounding wood energy use has also grown to the point of applying a brake to the trend of increases in residential applications of biomass energy. In addition, many residential commercial, industrial, and commercial energy users are discouraged from using biomass energy because of the convenience factor. Regardless of the potential for cost savings, biomass energy sources, aside from being perceived as more esoteric, are also viewed as more work for the user. The Northeast Regional biomass Program (NRBP) is designed to help the eleven Northeastern states overcome these obstacles and achieve their biomass energy potentials. The objective of this program in the current and future years is to increase the role of biomass fuels in the region`s energy mix by providing the impetus for states and the private sector to develop a viable Northeast biomass fuels market. This paper contains a management report, state program summaries, technical project status report, and technology transfer activities.

  7. Northeast regional biomass program. Second & third quarterly reports, October 1, 1995--March 31, 1996

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    1996-07-01

    The Northeast Regional Biomass Program (NRBP) is comprised of the following states: Connecticut. Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. It is managed for the Department of Energy (DOE) by the CONEG Policy Research Center, Inc. The Northeast states face several near-term barriers to the expanded use of biomass energy. Informational and technical barriers have impeded industrial conversions, delaying the development of a wood energy supply infrastructure. Concern over the environmental impacts on resources are not well understood. Public awareness and concern about safety issues surrounding wood energy use has also grown to the point of applying a brake to the trend of increases in residential applications of biomass energy. In addition, many residential, industrial, and commercial energy users are discouraged from using biomass energy because of the convenience factor. Regardless of the potential for cost savings, biomass energy sources, aside from being perceived as more esoteric, are also viewed as more work for the user. The Northeast Regional Biomass Program (NRBP) is designed to help the eleven Northeastern states overcome these obstacles and achieve their biomass energy potentials. The objective of this program in the current and future years is to increase the role of biomass fuels in the region`s energy mix by providing the impetus for states and the private sector to develop a viable Northeast biomass fuels market.

  8. Completion Report for Well ER-2-1

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    Bechtel Nevada

    2004-10-01

    Well ER-2-1 was drilled for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (formerly Nevada Operations Office), in support of the Nevada Environmental Restoration Project at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada. This well was drilled in February and March of 2003, as part of a hydrogeologic investigation program for the Yucca Flat/Climax Mine Corrective Action Unit in the northeastern portion of the Nevada Test Site. Well ER-2-1 was drilled as part of the Yucca Flat Corrective Action Unit Phase I drilling initiative. The well is located in north central Yucca Flat within Area 2 of the Nevada Test Site, and provided information regarding the radiological and physical environment near underground nuclear tests conducted in a saturated volcanic aquifer setting. Detailed lithologic descriptions with stratigraphic assignments are included in this report. These are based on composite drill cuttings collected every 3 meters and 83 sidewall samples taken at various depths between 113.7 and 754.4 meters, supplemented by geophysical log data. Detailed petrographic, chemical, and mineralogical studies of rock samples were conducted on 27 samples of drill cuttings. The well was collared in tuffaceous alluvium, and penetrated Tertiary-age tuffs of the Timber Mountain and Paintbrush Groups, Calico Hills and Wahmonie Formations, Crater Flat Group, Grouse Canyon Formation, before reaching total depth in the Tunnel Bed Formation.

  9. Geologic Characterization of Young Alluvial Basin-Fill Deposits from Drill Hole Data in Yucca Flat, Nye County, Nevada.

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    Donald S. Sweetkind; Ronald M. Drake II

    2007-01-22

    Yucca Flat is a topographic and structural basin in the northeastern part of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in Nye County, Nevada, that has been the site of numerous underground nuclear tests; many of these tests occurred within the young alluvial basin-fill deposits. The migration of radionuclides to the Paleozoic carbonate aquifer involves passage through this thick, heterogeneous section of Tertiary and Quaternary rock. An understanding of the lateral and vertical changes in the material properties of young alluvial basin-fill deposits will aid in the further development of the hydrogeologic framework and the delineation of hydrostratigraphic units and hydraulic properties required for simulating ground-water flow in the Yucca Flat area. This report by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, presents data and interpretation regarding the three-dimensional variability of the shallow alluvial aquifers in areas of testing at Yucca Flat, data that are potentially useful in the understanding of the subsurface flow system. This report includes a summary and interpretation of alluvial basin-fill stratigraphy in the Yucca Flat area based on drill hole data from 285 selected drill holes. Spatial variations in lithology and grain size of the Neogene basin-fill sediments can be established when data from numerous drill holes are considered together. Lithologic variations are related to different depositional environments within the basin including alluvial fan, channel, basin axis, and playa deposits.

  10. Completion Report for Well ER-8-1

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    Bechtel Nevada

    2004-11-01

    Well ER-8-1 was drilled for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office in support of the Nevada Environmental Restoration Project at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada. This well was drilled in October and November of 2002 as part of a Hydrogeologic investigation program for the Yucca Flat/Climax Mine Corrective Action Unit in the northeastern portion of the Nevada Test Site. Well ER-8-1 is located at the north end of Yucca Flat approximately 580 meters south-southeast of the surface exposure of the Climax granitic intrusive. Detailed lithologic descriptions with stratigraphic assignments are included in this report. These are based on composite drill cuttings samples collected every 3 meters, and 21 sidewall samples taken at various depths between 351.1 and 573.0 meters, supplemented by incomplete geophysical log data. Detailed petrographic, geochemical, and mineralogical studies of rock samples were conducted on 22 samples of drill cuttings. Drilling began in tuffaceous alluvium, and the borehole penetrated Tertiary age bedded tuffs of the Volcanics of Oak Spring Butte and carbonate sediments of Paleozoic age, which were encountered at a depth of 334 meters. The borehole unexpectedly penetrated granite at the depth of 538.9 meters in which drilling was stopped. Contact metamorphic rocks and intrusive dikes associated with the Cretaceous-age granitic intrusive and at least one significant fault zone were encountered.

  11. Monitoring landscape response to climate change using remote sensing and GIS techniques

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    Yuhas, R.H.; Dolan, P.H.; Goetz, A.F.H. (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States))

    1992-01-01

    Increasing concern over the threat of global warming has precipitated the need for study sites which can be scientifically monitored to detect and follow the effects of environmental landscape change. Extensive eolian dune deposits in northeastern Colorado provide an ideal study site. These dune complexes, found along the South Platte River, are currently stabilized by a thin cover of shortgrass prairie vegetation. However, stratigraphic evidence demonstrates that during at least four times in the past 10,000 years, the dunes were actively migrating across the landscape. In addition, climate models indicate that the High Plains could be one of the first areas to react to climate changes when they occur. The scaling relationships that contribute to the evolution of the landscape are nearly impossible to understand without the regional perspective that remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) techniques provide. Imagery acquired with the NASA/JPL Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) is processed to detect the amount of sand exposed, as well as the percent vegetation cover that is currently stabilizing the dunes. Excellent discrimination is found between areas of low and no vegetation, something not possible with traditional analysis methods. Seasonal changes are also emphasized. This information is incorporated into the GIS database the authors created, which also has information on parameters that influence the landscape: elevation, soil type, surface/subsurface hydrology, etc. With these data areas that are susceptible to climate change are highlighted, but more importantly, the reasons for the susceptibility are determined using the GIS's analytical capabilities.

  12. Three-dimensional analysis of eolian systems in Jurassic Wingate sandstone

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    Nation, M.J.; Blakey, R.C.

    1989-03-01

    Regional bounding surfaces in ancient eolian sequences aid in establishing lateral profiles not previously obtainable using standard stratigraphic methods. Correlation of detailed measured sections permits three-dimensional analysis of erg dynamics in the Jurassic Wingate Sandstone on the Colorado Plateau. Four periods of erg development marked by contrasting styles of eolian architecture are documented in the Salt Anticline region (in ascending stratigraphic order): (1) discontinuous sand sheets, isolated dunes, and aqueous environments; (2) large compound dunes with decreasing amounts of dune margin material; (3) compound dunes and draas alternating with locally thick sandsheet deposits; and (4) widespread dunes and draas prior to erosion by Kayenta fluvial systems. Regional bounding surface characteristics reflect different mechanisms for erg stabilization, including deflation to the water table, climate change, and negative net sand budget. Lateral reconstruction and correlation of erg sequences indicate significant intrabasinal paleogeographic and tectonic controls on eolian systems. Localities removed from the Salt Anticline region contain much larger compound draa deposits and lack extensive accumulations of sand-sheet material. Regional comparison of these characteristics suggests that the salt uplifts modified eolian processes within the Wingate depositional basin. Existence of additional geographic variations not associated with salt tectonism is indicated by local accumulations of noneolian deposits in northeastern Arizona. The use of regional bounding surfaces to construct lateral profiles is a powerful method to establish three-dimensional models of eolian systems. Analysis of erg dynamics in other ancient eolian formations is possible utilizing the criteria documented in the Wingate Sandstone.

  13. Patterns of permeability in eolian deposits

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    Goggin, D.J.; Chandler, M.A.; Kocurek, G.; Lake, L.W.

    1988-06-01

    The eolian, Jurassic Page sandstone of northeastern Arizona is marked by a highly ordered heterogeneity. The heterogeneity is expressed by the intricate association of stratification types, which are a direct result of the depositional processes. The dominant stratification types in eolian reservoirs are grainflow, grainfall, and wind-ripple deposits, which form on the lee faces of migrating dunes; interdune deposits, which form between migrating dunes; and extra-erg deposits, which occur sporadically when other depositional environments encroach upon an eolian system. These stratification types each have a unique permeability range, which implies that the fluid migration routes in eolian reservoirs will be dictated by the geometry and types of stratification present. One of the most important aspects of this study is the correlation of qualitative geologic descriptions with quantitative variables such as permeability. About 2,000 measurements were made with a field minipermeameter on an outcrop of the Page sandstone. These data show that three distinct permeability modes directly relate to the different stratification types.

  14. Model for a dune field with exposed water table

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    Marco Cesar M. de M. Luna; Eric J. R. Parteli; Hans J. Herrmann

    2011-09-01

    Aeolian transport in coastal areas can be significantly affected by the presence of an exposed water table. In some dune fields, such as in Len\\c{c}\\'ois Maranhenses, northeastern Brazil, the water table oscillates in response to seasonal changes of rainfall and rates of evapotranspiration, rising above the ground during the wet season and sinking below in the dry period. A quantitative understanding of dune mobility in an environment with varying groundwater level is essential for coastal management as well as for the study of long-term evolution of many dune fields. Here we apply a model for aeolian dunes to study the genesis of coastal dune fields in presence of an oscillating water table. We find that the morphology of the field depends on the time cycle, $T_{\\mathrm{w}}$, of the water table and the maximum height, $H_{\\mathrm{w}}$, of its oscillation. Our calculations show that long chains of barchanoids alternating with interdune ponds such as found at Len\\c{c}\\'ois Maranhenses arise when $T_{\\mathrm{w}}$ is of the order of the dune turnover time, whereas $H_{\\mathrm{w}}$ dictates the growth rate of dune height with distance downwind. We reproduce quantitatively the morphology and size of dunes at Len\\c{c}\\'ois Maranhenses, as well as the total relative area between dunes.

  15. Model for a dune field with exposed water table

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    Luna, Marco Cesar M de M; Herrmann, Hans J

    2011-01-01

    Aeolian transport in coastal areas can be significantly affected by the presence of an exposed water table. In some dune fields, such as in Len\\c{c}\\'ois Maranhenses, northeastern Brazil, the water table oscillates in response to seasonal changes of rainfall and rates of evapotranspiration, rising above the ground during the wet season and sinking below in the dry period. A quantitative understanding of dune mobility in an environment with varying groundwater level is essential for coastal management as well as for the study of long-term evolution of many dune fields. Here we apply a model for aeolian dunes to study the genesis of coastal dune fields in presence of an oscillating water table. We find that the morphology of the field depends on the time cycle, $T_{\\mathrm{w}}$, of the water table and the maximum height, $H_{\\mathrm{w}}$, of its oscillation. Our calculations show that long chains of barchanoids alternating with interdune ponds such as found at Len\\c{c}\\'ois Maranhenses arise when $T_{\\mathrm{w}...

  16. Coiled tubing enables rapid CO{sub 2} completions

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    Payton, R.; Baker, R.; Turner, D.; Bertrand, B.

    1996-08-01

    In the Bravo Dome field of northeastern New Mexico, Amoco has doubled their expected carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) production and reduced completion costs by 7.5% using coiled tubing in conjunction with other technologies. Amoco initially expected to produce an average 2.6 MMcfd per well. Instead, six months after completing the 31-well package, the company is producing an average 5.1 MMcfd. Important elements contributing cost and time savings on the project were: Log analysis to select perforations and help prevent water production, and lost circulation; the mobility and flexibility of coiled tubing; using cement for low-cost lost circulation control; using thermoplastic film to prevent proppant flowback; fracture designs optimized for each well; and forming an alliance between Amoco and vendors and developing of mutual trust. Amoco and other producing companies use about 95% of the CO{sub 2} produced at Amoco`s Bravo Dome field for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects in the Permian Basin area. Amoco sells 5% of the purest product to companies in the US food industry. While the low price of CO{sub 2}, about one-fourth that of methane, furnished part of the impetus for Amoco to implement the cost-cutting methods at Bravo Dome, the methods can be applied in many completion applications and are discussed in this paper.

  17. Argonne Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Data from Batavia Prairie and Agricultural Sites

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    Matamala, Roser [ANL; Jastrow, Julie D.; Lesht, Barry [ANL; Cook, David [ANL; Pekour, Mikhail [ANL; Gonzalez-Meler, Miquel A. [University of Illinois at Chicago

    Carbon dioxide fluxes and stocks in terrestrial ecosystems are key measurements needed to constrain quantification of regional carbon sinks and sources and the mechanisms controlling them. This information is required to produce a sound carbon budget for North America. This project examines CO2 and energy fluxes from agricultural land and from restored tallgrass prairie to compare their carbon sequestration potentials. The study integrates eddy covariance measurements with biometric measurements of plant and soil carbon stocks for two systems in northeastern Illinois: 1) long-term cultivated land in corn-soybean rotation with conventional tillage, and 2) a 15 year-old restored prairie that represents a long-term application of CRP conversion of cultivated land to native vegetation. The study contributes to the North American Carbon Program (NACP) by providing information on the magnitude and distribution of carbon stocks and the processes that control carbon dynamics in cultivated and CRP-restored land in the Midwest. The prairie site has been functioning since October 2004 and the agricultural site since July 2005. (From http://www.atmos.anl.gov/ FERMI/index.html)

  18. Sediment entrapment by coastal structures along the Illinois shore of Lake Michigan

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    Shabica, C.W.; Pranschke, F.A. (Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Earth Science); Chrzastowski, M.J. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States))

    1992-01-01

    Sand diversion and entrapment by harbors and lakefills are acknowledged to be important causes for depletion of the littoral stream sands along the Illinois shore of Lake Michigan north of Chicago. Until now estimates of material trapped as sand fillets by structural barriers has been based mainly on maps and air photos. Only a small amount of core or drill data, necessary for detailed estimates, is available. In a survey sponsored by Illinois/Indiana Sea Grant, Northeastern Illinois University and the US Geological Survey Branch of Atlantic Marine Geology, beach and lake bottom sands adjacent to structural barriers were measured using a hydraulic probe. Locations include Waukegan Harbor, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Forest Park Beach in Lake Forest, Winnetka Waterworks, Wilmette Harbor and Northwestern University lakefill. Results show the Waukegan Harbor has trapped or diverted more than 16,000,000 cubic meters of sand. Substantially lesser amounts were found at the remaining barriers, all of which are downdrift from Waukegan Harbor.

  19. Foundational Report Series. Advanced Distribution management Systems for Grid Modernization (Importance of DMS for Distribution Grid Modernization)

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    Wang, Jianhui

    2015-09-01

    Grid modernization is transforming the operation and management of electric distribution systems from manual, paper-driven business processes to electronic, computer-assisted decisionmaking. At the center of this business transformation is the distribution management system (DMS), which provides a foundation from which optimal levels of performance can be achieved in an increasingly complex business and operating environment. Electric distribution utilities are facing many new challenges that are dramatically increasing the complexity of operating and managing the electric distribution system: growing customer expectations for service reliability and power quality, pressure to achieve better efficiency and utilization of existing distribution system assets, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by accommodating high penetration levels of distributed generating resources powered by renewable energy sources (wind, solar, etc.). Recent “storm of the century” events in the northeastern United States and the lengthy power outages and customer hardships that followed have greatly elevated the need to make power delivery systems more resilient to major storm events and to provide a more effective electric utility response during such regional power grid emergencies. Despite these newly emerging challenges for electric distribution system operators, only a small percentage of electric utilities have actually implemented a DMS. This paper discusses reasons why a DMS is needed and why the DMS may emerge as a mission-critical system that will soon be considered essential as electric utilities roll out their grid modernization strategies.

  20. Ground-water sapping processes, Western Desert, Egypt

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    Luo, W.; Arvidson, R.E.; Sultan, M.; Becker, R.; Crombie, M.K. [Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States)] [Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States); Sturchio, N. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)] [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Alfy, Z.E. [Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority, Cairo (Egypt)] [Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority, Cairo (Egypt)

    1997-01-01

    Depressions of the Western Desert of Egypt (specifically, Kharga, Farafra, and Kurkur regions) are mainly occupied by shales that are impermeable, but easily erodible by rainfall and runoff, whereas the surrounding plateaus are composed of limestones that are permeable and more resistant to fluvial erosion under semiarid to arid conditions. A computer simulation model was developed to quantify the ground-water sapping processes, using a cellular automata algorithm with coupled surface runoff and ground-water flow for a permeable, resistant layer over an impermeable, friable unit. Erosion, deposition, slumping, and generation of spring-derived tufas were parametrically modeled. Simulations using geologically reasonable parameters demonstrate that relatively rapid erosion of the shales by surface runoff, ground-water sapping, and slumping of the limestones, and detailed control by hydraulic conductivity inhomogeneities associated with structures explain the depressions, escarpments, and associated landforms and deposits. Using episodic wet pulses, keyed by {delta}{sup 18}O deep-sea core record, the model produced tufa ages that are statistically consistent with the observed U/Th tufa ages. This result supports the hypothesis that northeastern African wet periods occurred during interglacial maxima. This {delta}{sup 18}O-forced model also replicates the decrease in fluvial and sapping activity over the past million years. 65 refs., 21 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Report of the Fermilab Committee for Site Studies

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    Steve Holmes, Vic Kuchler et. al.

    2001-09-10

    Fermilab is the flagship laboratory of the U.S. high-energy physics program. The Fermilab accelerator complex has occupied the energy frontier nearly continuously since its construction in the early 1970s. It will remain at the frontier until the Large Hadron Collider at CERN begins operating in 2006-7. A healthy future for Fermilab will likely require construction of a new accelerator in the post-LHC era. The process of identifying, constructing and operating a future forefront facility will require the support of the world high-energy-physics community, the governments and funding agencies of many nations and the people of surrounding communities. This report explores options for construction of a new facility on or near the existing Fermilab site. We began the study that forms the basis of this report with the idea that Fermilab, and the surrounding area of northeastern Illinois, possesses attributes that make it an attractive candidate for a new accelerator construction project: excellent geology; a Fermilab staff and local contractors who are experienced in subsurface construction; abundant energy supplies; good access to transportation networks; the presence of local universities with strong interest and participation in the Fermilab research program; Fermilab's demonstrated ability to mount large accelerator construction projects and operate complex accelerator facilities; and a surrounding community that is largely supportive of Fermilab's presence. Our report largely confirms these perceptions.

  2. Description of the Columbia Basin Wind Energy Study (CBWES)

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    Berg, Larry K.; Pekour, Mikhail S.; Nelson, Danny A.

    2012-10-01

    The purpose of this Technical Report is to provide background information about the Columbia Basin Wind Energy Study (CBWES). This study, which was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Program, was conducted from 16 November 2010 through 21 March 2012 at a field site in northeastern Oregon. The primary goal of the study was to provide profiles of wind speed and wind direction over the depth of the boundary layer in an operating wind farm located in an area of complex terrain. Measurements from propeller and vane anemometers mounted on a 62 m tall tower, Doppler Sodar, and Radar Wind Profiler were combined into a single data product to provide the best estimate of the winds above the site during the first part of CBWES. An additional goal of the study was to provide measurements of Turbulence Kinetic Energy (TKE) near the surface. To address this specific goal, sonic anemometers were mounted at two heights on the 62 m tower on 23 April 2011. Prior to the deployment of the sonic anemometers on the tall tower, a single sonic anemometer was deployed on a short tower 3.1 m tall that was located just to the south of the radar wind profiler. Data from the radar wind profiler, as well as the wind profile data product are available from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) Data Archive (http://www.arm.gov/data/campaigns). Data from the sonic anemometers are available from the authors.

  3. Genetic and Phenotype [Phenotypic] Catalog of Native Resident Trout of the interior Columbia River Basin : FY-99 Report : Populations of the Pend Oreille, Kettle, and Sanpoil River Basins of Colville National Forest.

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    Trotter, Patrick C.

    2001-05-01

    The 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program of the Northwest Power Planning Council specifies the recovery and preservation of population health of native resident fishes of the Columbia River Basin. Among the native resident species of concern are interior rainbow trout of the Columbia River redband subspecies Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri 1 and westslope cutthroat trout O. clarki lewisi. The westslope cutthroat trout has been petitioned for listing under the U. S. Endangered Species Act (American Wildlands et al. 1997). Before at-risk populations can be protected, their presence and status must be established. Where introgression from introduced species is a concern, as in the case of both westslope cutthroat trout and redband rainbow trout, genetic issues must be addressed as well. As is true with native trout elsewhere in the western United States (Behnke 1992), most of the remaining pure populations of these species in the Columbia River Basin are in relatively remote headwater reaches. The objective of this project is to photo-document upper Columbia Basin native resident trout populations in Washington, and to ascertain their species or subspecies identity and relative genetic purity using a nonlethal DNA technique. FY-99 was year two of a five-year project in which we conducted field visits to remote locations to seek out and catalog these populations. In FY-99 we worked in collaboration with the Colville National Forest and Kalispel Indian Tribe to catalog populations in the northeastern corner of Washington State.

  4. Geochemical and Strontium Isotope Characterization of Produced Waters from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction

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    Elizabeth C. Chapman,† Rosemary C. Capo,† Brian W. Stewart,*,† Carl S. Kirby,‡ Richard W. Hammack,§

    2012-02-24

    Extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing of the Middle Devonian Marcellus Shale, a major gas-bearing unit in the Appalachian Basin, results in significant quantities of produced water containing high total dissolved solids (TDS). We carried out a strontium (Sr) isotope investigation to determine the utility of Sr isotopes in identifying and quantifying the interaction of Marcellus Formation produced waters with other waters in the Appalachian Basin in the event of an accidental release, and to provide information about the source of the dissolved solids. Strontium isotopic ratios of Marcellus produced waters collected over a geographic range of ?375 km from southwestern to northeastern Pennsylvania define a relatively narrow set of values (?Sr SW = +13.8 to +41.6, where ?Sr SW is the deviation of the 87Sr/86Sr ratio from that of seawater in parts per 104); this isotopic range falls above that of Middle Devonian seawater, and is distinct from most western Pennsylvania acid mine drainage and Upper Devonian Venango Group oil and gas brines. The uniformity of the isotope ratios suggests a basin-wide source of dissolved solids with a component that is more radiogenic than seawater. Mixing models indicate that Sr isotope ratios can be used to sensitively differentiate between Marcellus Formation produced water and other potential sources of TDS into ground or surface waters.

  5. Formaldehyde as a Tracer of Extragalactic Molecular Gas I. Para-H_2CO Emission From M 82

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    Mühle, S; Henkel, C

    2007-01-01

    Using the IRAM 30-m telescope and the 15-m JCMT, we explore the value of para-formaldehyde (p-H_2CO) as a tracer of density and temperature of the molecular gas in external galaxies. The target of our observations are the lobes of the molecular ring around the center of the nearby prototypical starburst galaxy M 82. It is shown that p-H_2CO provides one of the rare direct molecular thermometers. Reproducing the measured line intensities with a large velocity gradient (LVG) model, we find densities of n_H2 ~ 7 10^3 cm^-3 and kinetic temperatures of T_kin ~ 200 K. The derived kinetic temperature is significantly higher than the dust temperature or the temperature deduced from ammonia (NH_3) lines, but our results agree well with the properties of the high-excitation component seen in CO. We also present the serendipitous discovery of the 4_2 - 3_1 line of methanol (CH_3OH) in the northeastern lobe, which shows -- unlike CO and H_2CO -- significantly different line intensities in the two lobes.

  6. Formaldehyde as a Tracer of Extragalactic Molecular Gas I. Para-H_2CO Emission From M 82

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    S. Mühle; E. R. Seaquist; C. Henkel

    2007-08-13

    Using the IRAM 30-m telescope and the 15-m JCMT, we explore the value of para-formaldehyde (p-H_2CO) as a tracer of density and temperature of the molecular gas in external galaxies. The target of our observations are the lobes of the molecular ring around the center of the nearby prototypical starburst galaxy M 82. It is shown that p-H_2CO provides one of the rare direct molecular thermometers. Reproducing the measured line intensities with a large velocity gradient (LVG) model, we find densities of n_H2 ~ 7 10^3 cm^-3 and kinetic temperatures of T_kin ~ 200 K. The derived kinetic temperature is significantly higher than the dust temperature or the temperature deduced from ammonia (NH_3) lines, but our results agree well with the properties of the high-excitation component seen in CO. We also present the serendipitous discovery of the 4_2 - 3_1 line of methanol (CH_3OH) in the northeastern lobe, which shows -- unlike CO and H_2CO -- significantly different line intensities in the two lobes.

  7. Impacts of ocean albedo alteration on Arctic sea ice restoration and Northern Hemisphere climate

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    Cvijanovic, Ivana; Caldeira, Ken; MacMartin, Douglas G.

    2015-04-01

    The Arctic Ocean is expected to transition into a seasonally ice-free state by mid-century, enhancing Arctic warming and leading to substantial ecological and socio-economic challenges across the Arctic region. It has been proposed that artificially increasing high latitude ocean albedo could restore sea ice, but the climate impacts of such a strategy have not been previously explored. Motivated by this, we investigate the impacts of idealized high latitude ocean albedo changes on Arctic sea ice restoration and climate. In our simulated 4xCO? climate, imposing surface albedo alterations over the Arctic Ocean leads to partial sea ice recovery and a modestmore »reduction in Arctic warming. With the most extreme ocean albedo changes, imposed over the area 70°–90°N, September sea ice cover stabilizes at ~40% of its preindustrial value (compared to ~3% without imposed albedo modifications). This is accompanied by an annual mean Arctic surface temperature decrease of ~2 °C but no substantial global mean temperature decrease. Imposed albedo changes and sea ice recovery alter climate outside the Arctic region too, affecting precipitation distribution over parts of the continental United States and Northeastern Pacific. For example, following sea ice recovery, wetter and milder winter conditions are present in the Southwest United States while the East Coast experiences cooling. We conclude that although ocean albedo alteration could lead to some sea ice recovery, it does not appear to be an effective way of offsetting the overall effects of CO? induced global warming.« less

  8. Region-to-area screening methodology for the Crystalline Repository Project

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    1985-04-01

    The purpose of this document is to describe the Crystalline Repository Project's (CRP) process for region-to-area screening of exposed and near-surface crystalline rock bodies in the three regions of the conterminous United States where crystalline rock is being evaluated as a potential host for the second nuclear waste repository (i.e., in the North Central, Northeastern, and Southeastern Regions). This document indicates how the US Department of Energy's (DOE) General Guidelines for the Recommendation of Sites for Nuclear Waste Repositories (10 CFR 960) were used to select and apply factors and variables for the region-to-area screening, explains how these factors and variable are to be applied in the region-to-area screening, and indicates how this methodology relates to the decision process leading to the selection of candidate areas. A brief general discussion of the screening process from the national survey through area screening and site recommendation is presented. This discussion sets the scene for detailed discussions which follow concerning the region-to-area screening process, the guidance provided by the DOE Siting Guidelines for establishing disqualifying factors and variables for screening, and application of the disqualifying factors and variables in the screening process. This document is complementary to the regional geologic and environmental characterization reports to be issued in the summer of 1985 as final documents. These reports will contain the geologic and environmental data base that will be used in conjunction with the methodology to conduct region-to-area screening.

  9. Crustal Structure of Iraq from Receiver Functions and Surface Wave Dispersion

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    Gok, R; Mahdi, H; Al-Shukri, H; Rodgers, A J

    2006-08-31

    We report the crustal structure of Iraq, located in the northeastern Arabian plate, estimated by joint inversion of P-wave receiver functions and surface wave group velocity dispersion. Receiver functions were computed from teleseismic recordings at two temporary broadband seismic stations in Mosul (MSL) and Baghdad (BHD), separated by approximately 360 km. Group velocity dispersion curves at the sites were derived from continental-scale tomography of Pasyanos (2006). The inversion results show that the crustal thicknesses are 39 km at MSL and 43 km at BHD. Both sites reveal low velocity surface layers consistent with sedimentary thickness of about 3 km at station MSL and 7 km at BHD, agreeing well with the existing models. Ignoring the sediments, the crustal velocities and thicknesses are remarkably similar between the two stations, suggesting that the crustal structure of the proto-Arabian Platform in northern Iraq was uniform before subsidence and deposition of the sediments in the Cenozoic. Deeper low velocity sediments at BHD are expected to result in higher ground motions for earthquakes.

  10. Impacts of Climate Change and Vegetation Dynamics on Runoff in the Mountainous Region of the Haihe River Basin in the Past Five Decades

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    Lei, Huimin; Yang, Dawen; Huang, Maoyi

    2014-04-16

    Climate and atmospheric CO2 concentration have changed significantly in the mountainous region of the Haihe River basin over the past five decades. In the study, a process-based terrestrial model, version 4 of the Community Land Model (CLM4), was used to quantify the spatiotemporal changes in runoff over the region, driven by the varying climate factors and CO2 concentration. Overall, our simulations suggest that climate-induced change in runoff in this region show a decreasing trend since 1960. Changes in precipitation, solar radiation, air temperature, and wind speed accounts for 56%, -14%, 13%, -5% of the overall decrease in annual runoff, respectively, but their relative contributions vary across the study area. Rising atmospheric CO2 concentration was found to have limited impacts on runoff. Significant decrease in runoff over the southern and northeastern portion of the region is primarily attributed to decreasing precipitation, while decreasing solar radiation and increasing air temperature are the main causes of slight runoff increase in the northern portion. Our results also suggest that the magnitude of decreasing trend could be greatly underestimated if the dynamical interactions of vegetation phenology with the environmental factors are not considered in the modeling, highlighting the importance of including dynamic vegetation phenology in the prediction of runoff in this region.

  11. A study on the relationship of pH values in precipitation and weather types in the Taipei area

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    Chen, Jin-Shiou [Chia-Nan Junior College of Pharmacy, Tainan (Taiwan, Province of China)

    1996-12-31

    The hourly pH data from an automatic, sequential precipitation collector at a site in the Taipei Metropolitan Area from 1986 to 1988 has been analyzed for this study. In these three years 70% of the pH values were less than 5. In 1986, 8% were less than 4, but a tendency towards less acidity from 1986 to 1988 was evident. The hydrogen ion concentration deduced from the pH is found to be highest in the summer and secondly in the spring. The concentration in winter is the lowest. The pH seasonal variation is similar to that found in the northeastern United States by other investigators. Shower and thunderstorm precipitation types in summer are particularly acidic. The precipitation associated with typhoons in the summer and the north eastern monsoon in the winter less acidic. Typical weather patterns associated with two cases of low pH and two cases of high pH will also be presented here too. Results suggest that long range transport of pollutants from mainland China may influence the pH in the Taipei area quite a lot. However, more thoughtful studies including observations and modeling are needed.

  12. Transitions of cloud-topped marine boundary layers characterized by AIRS, MODIS, and a large eddy simulation model

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    Yue, Qing; Kahn, Brian; Xiao, Heng; Schreier, Mathias; Fetzer, E. J.; Teixeira, J.; Suselj, Kay

    2013-08-16

    Cloud top entrainment instability (CTEI) is a hypothesized positive feedback between entrainment mixing and evaporative cooling near the cloud top. Previous theoretical and numerical modeling studies have shown that the persistence or breakup of marine boundary layer (MBL) clouds may be sensitive to the CTEI parameter. Collocated thermodynamic profile and cloud observations obtained from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments are used to quantify the relationship between the CTEI parameter and the cloud-topped MBL transition from stratocumulus to trade cumulus in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Results derived from AIRS and MODIS are compared with numerical results from the UCLA large eddy simulation (LES) model for both well-mixed and decoupled MBLs. The satellite and model results both demonstrate a clear correlation between the CTEI parameter and MBL cloud fraction. Despite fundamental differences between LES steady state results and the instantaneous snapshot type of observations from satellites, significant correlations for both the instantaneous pixel-scale observations and the long-term averaged spatial patterns between the CTEI parameter and MBL cloud fraction are found from the satellite observations and are consistent with LES results. This suggests the potential of using AIRS and MODIS to quantify global and temporal characteristics of the cloud-topped MBL transition.

  13. Do the recent severe droughts in the Amazonia have the same period of length?

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    Zou, Yong; Sampaio, Gilvan; Mário, Antônio; Kurths, Jürgen

    2015-01-01

    We propose a new measure based on drought period length to assess the temporal difference between the recent two severe droughts of 2005 and 2010 in the Amazonia. The sensitivity of the measure is demonstrated by disclosing the distinct spatial responding mechanisms of the Northeastern and Southwestern Amazon (NA, SA) to the surrounding sea surface temperature (SST) variabilities. The Pacific and Atlantic oceans have different roles on the precipitation patterns in Amazonia. More specifically, the very dry periods in the NA are influenced by El Ni\\~no events, while the very dry periods in the SA are affected by the anomalously warming of the SST in the North Atlantic. We show convincingly that the drought 2005 hit SA, which is caused by the North Atlantic only. There are two phases in the drought 2010: (i) it was started in the NA in August 2009 affected by the El Ni\\~no event, and (ii) later shifted the center of action to SA resulted from anomalously high SST in North Atlantic, which further intensifies the...

  14. Selecting major Appalachian basin gas plays

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    Patchen, D.G.; Nuttall, B.C.; Baranoski, M.T.; Harper, J.A.; Schwietering, J.F.; Van Tyne, A.; Aminian, K.; Smosna, R.A.

    1992-01-01

    Under a cooperative agreement with the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC) is preparing a geologic atlas of the major gas plays in the Appalachian basin, and compiling a database for all fields in each geologic play. the first obligation under this agreement was to prepare a topical report that identifies the major gas plays, briefly describes each play, and explains how the plays were selected. Four main objectives have been defined for this initial task: assign each gas reservoir to a geologic play, based on age, trap type, degree of structural control, and depositional environment; organize all plays into geologically-similar groups based on the main criteria that defines each play; prepare a topical report for METC; and transfer this technology to industry through posters and talks at regional geological and engineering meetings including the Appalachian Petroleum Geology Symposium, Northeastern Section meeting of the Geological Society of America, the METC Gas Contractors Review meeting, the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, and the Appalachian Energy Group.

  15. Selecting major Appalachian basin gas plays

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    Patchen, D.G.; Nuttall, B.C.; Baranoski, M.T.; Harper, J.A.; Schwietering, J.F.; Van Tyne, A.; Aminian, K.; Smosna, R.A.

    1992-06-01

    Under a cooperative agreement with the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC) is preparing a geologic atlas of the major gas plays in the Appalachian basin, and compiling a database for all fields in each geologic play. the first obligation under this agreement was to prepare a topical report that identifies the major gas plays, briefly describes each play, and explains how the plays were selected. Four main objectives have been defined for this initial task: assign each gas reservoir to a geologic play, based on age, trap type, degree of structural control, and depositional environment; organize all plays into geologically-similar groups based on the main criteria that defines each play; prepare a topical report for METC; and transfer this technology to industry through posters and talks at regional geological and engineering meetings including the Appalachian Petroleum Geology Symposium, Northeastern Section meeting of the Geological Society of America, the METC Gas Contractors Review meeting, the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, and the Appalachian Energy Group.

  16. Renewal of Collaborative Research: Economically viable Forest Harvesting Practices that Increase Carbon Sequestration

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    Dail, David Bryan

    2012-08-02

    This technical report covers a 3-year cooperative agreement between the University of Maine and the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station that focused on the characterization of forest stands and the assessment of forest carbon storage (see attached for detailed description of the project). The goal of this work was to compare estimates of forest C storage made via remeasurement of FIA-type plots with eddy flux measurements. In addition to relating whole ecosystem estimates of carbon storage to changes in aboveground biomass, we explored methodologies by partitioning growth estimates from periodic inventory measurements into annual estimates. In the final year, we remeasured plots that were subject to a shelterwood harvest over the winter of 2001-02 to assess the production of coarse woody debris by this harvest, to remeasure trees in a long-term stand first established by NASA, to carry out other field activities at Howland, and, to assess the importance of downed and decaying wood as well as standing dead trees to the C inputs to harvested and non harvested plots.

  17. Regional setting of Niobrara Formation in Northern Great Plains

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    Shurr, G.W.

    1984-05-01

    Natural gas is currently produced from the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation in northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, and several small fields in Nebraska. As a part of studies of low-permeability gas reservoirs in the northern Great Plains, the regional geologic setting of the Niobrara has been investigated in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Structural contours of the Ardmore Bentonite Bed suggest that the area of thin Niobrara strata presently approximates the south flank of the Williston basin and north flank of the Denver and Kennedy basins. Chalk tongues are interpreted as low-angle shelf surfaces, known as carbonate ramps, which sloped gently to the northwest and southeast off a paleotectonic high. The paleotectonic high cut obliquely across the seaway and was close to the position of the Transcontinental arch that influenced Paleozoic sedimentation. As a result, the present-day stratigraphy and structural setting of the Niobrara are different north and south of the arch crest. 58 references, 13 figures, 1 table.

  18. Rhythmic bedding patterns for locating structural features, Niobrara Formation, United States western interior

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    Laferriere, A.P.; Hattin, D.E.

    1989-05-01

    Milankovitch-type bedding cycles are well developed in the Upper Cretaceous Fort Hays Limestone Member, Niobrara Formation. These time-equivalent cycles can be correlated across much of Colorado, Kansas, and northeastern New Mexico by combining subsurface and outcrop data. Documentation of thickness variations within the regionally persistent Fort Hays bedding sequences furnishes a basis for fine-scale analysis of Late Cretaceous crustal movements within the eastern ramp region of the Western Interior foreland basin. Regional thickness changes in groups of shale-limestone couplets were correlated and mapped in outcrop and in the subsurface to locate structural elements that influenced Fort Hays deposition. In the Denver-Julesburg basin of Colorado and western Kansas, up to 6.1 m (20 ft) of thinning of the section occurs dominantly along northeastwardly trending belts formed during Late Cretaceous reactivation of the Transcontinental arch. Mapping of these small-scale thickness changes in the Fort Hays demonstrates that Cretaceous reactivation of the Transcontinental arch was not restricted to the northern part of the Denver-Julesburg basin. Additional structures may occur as far south as the Colorado-New Mexico border. A northwestwardly thinning trend is also apparent and may have resulted from increased compaction and diagenesis, reduction of sediment input during transgression, or from uplift in the vicinity of the Colorado Front Range. 8 figures.

  19. The network architecture and site test of DCIS in Lungmen nuclear power station

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    Lee, C. K.

    2006-07-01

    The Lungmen Nuclear Power Station (LMNPS) is located in North-Eastern Seashore of Taiwan. LMNPP has two units. Each unit generates 1350 Megawatts. It is the first ABWR Plant in Taiwan and is under-construction now. Due to contractual arrangement, there are seven large I and C suppliers/designers, which are GE NUMAC, DRS, Invensys, GEIS, Hitachi, MHI, and Stone and Webster company. The Distributed Control and Information System (DCIS) in Lungmen are fully integrated with the state-of-the-art computer and network technology. General Electric is the leading designer for integration of DCIS. This paper presents Network Architecture and the Site Test of DCIS. The network architectures are follows. GE NUMAC System adopts the point to point architecture, DRS System adopts Ring type architecture with SCRAMNET protocol, Inevnsys system adopts IGiga Byte Backbone mesh network with Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, GEIS adopts Ethernet network with EGD protocol, Hitachi adopts ring type network with proprietary protocol. MHI adopt Ethernet network with UDP. The data-links are used for connection between different suppliers. The DCIS architecture supports the plant automation, the alarm prioritization and alarm suppression, and uniform MMI screen for entire plant. The Test Program regarding the integration of different network architectures and Initial DCIS architecture Setup for 161KV Energization will be discussed. Test tool for improving site test schedule, and lessons learned from FAT will be discussed too. And conclusions are at the end of this paper. (authors)

  20. Facilitating communities in designing and using their own community health impact assessment tool

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    Cameron, Colleen; Ghosh, Sebanti; Eaton, Susan L.

    2011-07-15

    Reducing health inequities and improving the health of communities require an informed public that is aware of the social determinants of health and how policies and programs have an impact on the health of their communities. People Assessing Their Health (PATH) is a process that uses community-driven health impact assessment to build the capacity of people to become active participants in the decisions that affect the well-being of their community. The PATH process is both a health promotion and a community development approach that builds people's ability to bring critical analysis to a situation and to engage in effective social action to bring about desired change. Because it increases analytical skills and provides communities with their own unique tool to assess the potential impact of projects, programs or policies on the health and well-being of their community it is an empowering process. PATH was originally used in three communities in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada in 1996 when the Canadian health care system was being restructured to a more decentralized system. Since then it has been used in other communities in Nova Scotia and India. This paper will describe the PATH process and the use of the community health impact assessment as well as the methodology used in the PATH process. The lessons learned from PATH's experiences of building capacity among the community in Canada and India will be presented.

  1. Biogenic sulfur emissions in the SURE region

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    Adams, D.F.; Farwell, S.O.; Robinson, E.; Pack, M.R.

    1980-09-01

    The objective of this study was to estimate the magnitude of biogenic sulfur emissions from the northeastern United States - defined as the EPRI Sulfate Regional Experiment (SURE) study area. Initial laboratory efforts developed and validated a portable sulfur sampling system and a sensitive, gas chromatographic analytical detection system. Twenty-one separate sites were visited in 1977 to obtain a representative sulfur emission sampling of soil orders, suborders, and wetlands. The procedure determined the quantity of sulfur added to sulfur-free sweep air by the soil flux as the clean air was blown through the dynamic enclosure set over the selected sampling area. This study represents the first systematic sampling for biogenic sulfur over such a wide range of soils and such a large land area. The major impacts upon the measured sulfur flux were found to include soil orders, temperature, sunlight intensity, tidal effects along coastal areas. A mathematical model was developed for biogenic sulfur emissions which related these field variables to the mean seasonal and annual ambient temperatures regimes for each SURE grid and the percentage of each soil order within each grid. This model showed that at least 53,500 metric tons (MT) of biogenic sulfur are emitted from the SURE land surfaces and approximately 10,000 MT are emitted from the oceanic fraction of the SURE grids. This equates to a land sulfur flux of nearly 0.02 gram of sulfur per square meter per yr, or about 0.6% of the reported anthropogenic emissions withn the SURE study area. Based upon these data and the summertime Bermuda high clockwise circulation of maritime air across Florida and the Gulf Coast states northward through the SURE area, the total land biogenic sulfur emission contribution to the SURE area atmospheric sulfur burden might approach 1 to 2.5% of the anthropogenic.

  2. An examination of scale-dependent resource use by Eastern Hognose snakes in southcentral New Hampshire.

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    LaGory, K. E.; Walston, L. J.; Goulet, C; Van Lonkhuyzen, R. A.; Najjar, S.; Andrews, C.; Environmental Science Division; Univ. of New Hampshire; U.S. Air Force

    2009-11-01

    The decline of many snake populations is attributable to habitat loss, and knowledge of habitat use is critical to their conservation. Resource characteristics (e.g., relative availability of different habitat types, soils, and slopes) within a landscape are scale-dependent and may not be equal across multiple spatial scales. Thus, it is important to identify the relevant spatial scales at which resource selection occurs. We conducted a radiotelemetry study of eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos) home range size and resource use at different hierarchical spatial scales. We present the results for 8 snakes radiotracked during a 2-year study at New Boston Air Force Station (NBAFS) in southern New Hampshire, USA, where the species is listed by the state as endangered. Mean home range size (minimum convex polygon) at NBAFS (51.7 {+-} 14.7 ha) was similar to that reported in other parts of the species range. Radiotracked snakes exhibited different patterns of resource use at different spatial scales. At the landscape scale (selection of locations within the landscape), snakes overutilized old-field and forest edge habitats and underutilized forested habitats and wetlands relative to availability. At this scale, snakes also overutilized areas containing sandy loam soils and areas with lower slope (mean slope = 5.2% at snake locations vs. 6.7% at random locations). We failed to detect some of these patterns of resource use at the home range scale (i.e., within the home range). Our ability to detect resource selection by the snakes only at the landscape scale is likely the result of greater heterogeneity in macrohabitat features at the broader landscape scale. From a management perspective, future studies of habitat selection for rare species should include measurement of available habitat at spatial scales larger than the home range. We suggest that the maintenance of open early successional habitats as a component of forested landscapes will be critical for the persistence of eastern hognose snake populations in the northeastern United States.

  3. Heat extraction from salinity-gradient solar ponds using heat pipe heat exchangers

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    Tundee, Sura; Terdtoon, Pradit; Sakulchangsatjatai, Phrut; Singh, Randeep; Akbarzadeh, Aliakbar

    2010-09-15

    This paper presents the results of experimental and theoretical analysis on the heat extraction process from solar pond by using the heat pipe heat exchanger. In order to conduct research work, a small scale experimental solar pond with an area of 7.0 m{sup 2} and a depth of 1.5 m was built at Khon Kaen in North-Eastern Thailand (16 27'N102 E). Heat was successfully extracted from the lower convective zone (LCZ) of the solar pond by using a heat pipe heat exchanger made from 60 copper tubes with 21 mm inside diameter and 22 mm outside diameter. The length of the evaporator and condenser section was 800 mm and 200 mm respectively. R134a was used as the heat transfer fluid in the experiment. The theoretical model was formulated for the solar pond heat extraction on the basis of the energy conservation equations and by using the solar radiation data for the above location. Numerical methods were used to solve the modeling equations. In the analysis, the performance of heat exchanger is investigated by varying the velocity of inlet air used to extract heat from the condenser end of the heat pipe heat exchanger (HPHE). Air velocity was found to have a significant influence on the effectiveness of heat pipe heat exchanger. In the present investigation, there was an increase in effectiveness by 43% as the air velocity was decreased from 5 m/s to 1 m/s. The results obtained from the theoretical model showed good agreement with the experimental data. (author)

  4. Measurements of volatile organic compounds at a suburban ground site (T1) in Mexico City during the MILAGRO 2006 campaign: Measurement comparison, emission ratios, and source attribution

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    Bon, D.M.; Springston, S.; M.Ulbrich, I.; de Gouw, J. A.; Warneke, C.; Kuster, W. C.; Alexander, M. L.; Baker, A.; Beyersdorf, A. J.; Blake, D.; Fall, R.; Jimenez, J. L., Herndon, S. C.; Huey, L. G.; Knighton, W. B.; Ortega, J.; Vargas, O.

    2011-03-16

    Volatile organic compound (VOC) mixing ratios were measured with two different instruments at the T1 ground site in Mexico City during the Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations (MILAGRO) campaign in March of 2006. A gas chromatograph with flame ionization detector (GC-FID) quantified 18 light alkanes, alkenes and acetylene while a proton-transfer-reaction ion-trap mass spectrometer (PIT-MS) quantified 12 VOC species including oxygenated VOCs (OVOCs) and aromatics. A GC separation system was used in conjunction with the PIT-MS (GC-PIT-MS) to evaluate PIT-MS measurements and to aid in the identification of unknown VOCs. The VOC measurements are also compared to simultaneous canister samples and to two independent proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometers (PTR-MS) deployed on a mobile and an airborne platform during MILAGRO. VOC diurnal cycles demonstrate the large influence of vehicle traffic and liquid propane gas (LPG) emissions during the night and photochemical processing during the afternoon. Emission ratios for VOCs and OVOCs relative to CO are derived from early-morning measurements. Average emission ratios for non-oxygenated species relative to CO are on average a factor of {approx}2 higher than measured for US cities. Emission ratios for OVOCs are estimated and compared to literature values the northeastern US and to tunnel studies in California. Positive matrix factorization analysis (PMF) is used to provide insight into VOC sources and processing. Three PMF factors were distinguished by the analysis including the emissions from vehicles, the use of liquid propane gas and the production of secondary VOCs + long-lived species. Emission ratios to CO calculated from the results of PMF analysis are compared to emission ratios calculated directly from measurements. The total PIT-MS signal is summed to estimate the fraction of identified versus unidentified VOC species.

  5. Hydrothermal vents of Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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    Kaplinski, M.A.; Morgan, P. (Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, AZ (United States). Geology Dept.)

    1993-04-01

    Hydrothermal vent systems within Yellowstone Lake are located within the Yellowstone caldera in the northeastern and West Thumb sections of the lake. The vent systems lie within areas of extremely high geothermal gradients (< 1,000 C/km) in the lake sediments and occur as clusters of individual vents that expel both hydrothermal fluids and gas. Regions surrounding the vents are colonized by unique, chemotropic biologic communities and suggest that hydrothermal input plays an important role in the nutrient dynamics of the lake's ecosystem. The main concentration of hydrothermal activity occurs in the northeast region of the main lake body in a number of locations including: (1) along the shoreline from the southern edge of Sedge Bay to the inlet of Pelican Creek; (2) the central portion of the partially submerged Mary Bay phreatic explosion crater, within deep (30--50 m) fissures; (3) along the top of a 3 km long, steep-sided ridge that extends from the southern border of Mary Bay, south-southeast into the main lake basin; and (4) east of Stevenson Island along the lower portion of the slope (50--107 m) into the lake basin, within an anastomosing series of north to northwest trending, narrow troughs or fissures. Hydrothermal vents were also located within, and surrounding the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, with the main concentration occurring the offshore of the West Thumb and Potts Geyser Basin. Hydrothermal vents in Yellowstone Lake occur along fractures that have penetrated the lake sediments or along the tops of ridges and near shore areas. Underneath the lake, rising hydrothermal fluids encounter a semi-permeable cap of lake sediments. Upwardly convecting hydrothermal fluid flow may be diverted by the impermeable lake sediments along the buried, pre-existing topography. These fluids may continue to rise along topography until fractures are encountered, or the lake sediment cover is thinned sufficiently to allow egress of the fluids.

  6. PHASE II CHARACTERIZATION SURVEY OF THE USNS BRIDGE (T AOE 10), MILITARY SEALIFT FLEET SUPPORT COMMAND, NAVAL STATION, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA DCN 5180-SR-01-0

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    NICK A. ALTIC

    2012-08-30

    In March 2011, the USNS Bridge was deployed off northeastern Honshu, Japan with the carrier USS Ronald Reagan to assist with relief efforts after the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami. During that time, the Bridge was exposed to air-borne radioactive materials leaking from the damaged Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The proximity of the Bridge to the air-borne impacted area resulted in the contamination of the ship’s air-handling systems and the associated components, as well as potential contamination of other ship surfaces due to either direct intake/deposition or inadvertent spread from crew/operational activities. Preliminary surveys in the weeks after the event confirmed low-level contamination within the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ductwork and systems, and engine and other auxiliary air intake systems. Some partial decontamination was performed at that time. In response to the airborne contamination event, Military Sealift Fleet Support Command (MSFSC) contracted Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), under provisions of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) contract, to assess the radiological condition of the Bridge. Phase I identified contamination within the CPS filters, ventilation systems, miscellaneous equipment, and other suspect locations that could not accessed at that time (ORAU 2011b). Because the Bridge was underway during the characterization, all the potentially impacted systems/spaces could not be investigated. As a result, MSFSC contracted with ORAU to perform Phase II of the characterization, specifically to survey systems/spaces previously inaccessible. During Phase II of the characterization, the ship was in port to perform routine maintenance operations, allowing access to the previously inaccessible systems/spaces.

  7. Virtual impact: visualizing the potential effects of cosmic impact in human history

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    Masse, W Bruce; Janecky, David R; Forte, Maurizio; Barrientos, Gustavo

    2009-01-01

    Current models indicate that catastrophic impacts by asteroids and comets capable of killing more than one quarter of Earth's human population have occurred on average once every million years; smaller impacts, such the 1908 Tunguska impact that leveled more than 2,000 square km of Siberian forest, occur every 200-300 years. Therefore, cosmic impact likely significantly affected hominine evolution and conceivably played a role in Holocene period human culture history. Regrettably, few archaeologists are trained to appreciate the nature and potential effects of cosmic impact. We have developed a conceptual model for an extensible set of educational and research tools based on virtual reality collaborative environments to engage archaeologists and the general public on the topic of the role of cosmic impact in human history. Our initial focus is on two documented asteroid impacts in Argentina during the period of 4000 to 1000 B.C. Campo del Cicio resulted in an energy release of around 2-3 megatons (100-150 times the Hiroshima atomic weapon), and left several craters and a strewn field covering 493 km{sup 2} in northeastern Argentina. Rio Cuarto was likely more than 1000 megatons and may have devastated an area greater than 50,000 km{sup 2} in central Argentina. We are focusing on reconstructions of these events and their potential effects on contemporary hunter and gatherers. Our vinual reality tools also introduce interactive variables (e.g., impactor physical properties, climate, vegetation, topography, and social complexity) to allow researchers and students to better investigate and evaluate the factors that significantly influence cosmic impact effects.

  8. Sedimentation pulse in the NE Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 DWH blowout

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    Brooks, Gregg R.; Larson, Rebekka A.; Schwing, Patrick T.; Romero, Isabel; Moore, Christopher; Reichart, Gert -Jan; Jilbert, Tom; Chanton, Jeff P.; Hastings, David W.; Overholt, Will A.; et al

    2015-07-14

    The objective of this study was to investigate the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil discharge at the seafloor as recorded in bottom sediments of the DeSoto Canyon region in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Through a close coupling of sedimentological, geochemical, and biological approaches, multiple independent lines of evidence from 11 sites sampled in November/December 2010 revealed that the upper ~1 cm depth interval is distinct from underlying sediments and results indicate that particles originated at the sea surface. Consistent dissimilarities in grain size over the surficial ~1 cm of sediments correspond to excess 234Th depths, which indicatesmore »a lack of vertical mixing (bioturbation), suggesting the entire layer was deposited within a 4–5 month period. In addition, a time series from four deep-sea sites sampled up to three additional times over the following two years revealed that excess 234Th depths, accumulation rates, and 234Th inventories decreased rapidly, within a few to several months after initial coring. The interpretation of a rapid sedimentation pulse is corroborated by stratification in solid phase Mn, which is linked to diagenesis and redox change, and the dramatic decrease in benthic formanifera density that was recorded in surficial sediments. Results are consistent with a brief depositional pulse that was also reported in previous studies of sediments, and marine snow formation in surface waters closer to the wellhead during the summer and fall of 2010. Although sediment input from the Mississippi River and advective transport may influence sedimentation on the seafloor in the DeSoto Canyon region, we conclude based on multidisciplinary evidence that the sedimentation pulse in late 2010 is the product of marine snow formation and is likely linked to the DWH discharge.« less

  9. Lg excitation, attenuation, and source spectral scaling in central and eastern North America

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    Mitchell, B.J.; Xie, J.; Baqer, S.

    1997-10-01

    Seismic moments and corner frequencies were obtained for many earthquakes in the central and eastern United States, and for a few events in the western United States, using the Lg phase and a recently developed inversion algorithm. Additionally, Q values for the Lg phase along paths to individual stations were obtained simultaneously with the source parameters. Both corner frequencies and magnitudes were found to vary systematically with moment. For moments between 0.15 and 400 x 10{sup 15} N-m corner frequencies vary between about 4 and 0.2 Hz while body-wave magnitude varies between about 3.5 and 5.8. A map of Lg Q values displays a systematic decrease from east and west. Maximum and minimum values are 989 and 160, respectively. Lg coda Q values were obtained for the entire United States with excellent coverage in the eastern and western portions of the country and somewhat poorer coverage in the central portion. Lg coda Q is highest (700-750) in a region of the northeastern United States that includes portions of New York and Pennsylvania and lowest (>200) in California. Lg coda Q is lower (250-450) everywhere west of Rocky Mountains than in the rest of the country (450-750). Q determinations for both the direct Lg phase and Lg coda indicate that, for an earthquake of a given magnitude, Lg and its coda will propagate much more efficiently, and cause damage over a wider area, in the eastern and central United States than it will in the United States.

  10. Supernova Remnants in the Magellanic Clouds. VI. The DEML316 Supernova Remnants

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    R. M. Williams; Y. -H. Chu

    2005-09-22

    The DEML316 system contains two shells, both with the characteristic signatures of supernova remnants (SNRs). We analyze Chandra and XMM-Newton data for DEML316, investigating its spatial and spectral X-ray features. Our Chandra observations resolve the structure of the northeastern SNR (Shell A) as a bright inner ring and a set of "arcs" surrounded by fainter diffuse emission. The spectrum is well fit by a thermal plasma model with temperature ~1.4 keV; we do not find significant spectral differences for different regions of this SNR. The southwestern SNR (Shell B) exhibits an irregular X-ray outline, with a brighter interior ring of emission including a bright knot of emission. Overall the emission of the SNR is well described by a thermal plasma of temperature ~0.6 keV. The Bright Knot, however, is spectrally distinct from the rest of the SNR, requiring the addition of a high-energy spectral component consistent with a power-law spectrum of photon index 1.6--1.8. We confirm the findings of Nishiuchi et al. (2001) that the spectra of these shells are notably different, with Shell A requiring a high iron abundance for a good spectral fit, implying a Type Ia origin. We further explicitly compare abundance ratios to model predictions for Type Ia and Type II supernovae. The low ratios for Shell A (O/Fe of 1.5 and Ne/Fe of 0.2) and the high ratios for Shell B (O/Fe of 30--130 and Ne/Fe of 8--16) are consistent with Type Ia and Type II origins, respectively. The difference between the SNR progenitor types casts some doubt on the suggestion that these SNRs are interacting with one another.

  11. The southern Lake Michigan coastal erosion study

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    Folger, D.W. (Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA (United States))

    1993-03-01

    As a result of damage inflicted on the Chicago shoreline by exceptionally high waters in 1985-87, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initiated a cooperative 5-year (1988--1992) study to evaluate the geologic framework of the area, the frequency of lake level fluctuations, and the processes responsible for the intense coastal erosion. The study involved 19 scientists from the USGS, Illinois State Geological Survey, Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University, Purdue University, Northeastern Illinois University, Oregon State University, and the University of Washington. Some important results of the study follow: (1) the failure of revetments protecting the Chicago lakeshore is mainly structural and not erosional. (2) Prehistoric lake level fluctuations exceeded historic fluctuations by as much as a factor of two. For example, in the 17th century, lake level changed over a range of [approximately]3 m, whereas between the 1964 low and the 1986 high it changed only [approximately]1.6 m. (3) Bluff retreat between Wilmette and Waukegan varies from 10--75 cm/yr and averages 20--25 cm/yr; erosion rates north of Waukegan have been as high as 3 m/yr. (4) Eroding bluffs provide most of the sand to the nearshore zone; however, possibly due to construction of shore protection, the nearshore sand wedge has shown a dramatic decrease in volume during the last two decades. (5) Ice ridges as high as 7 m form along the lakeshore but do not effectively protect the beach from winter erosion as previously thought. (6) The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore apparently was a major sink for sand moving southward along both sides of the lake; sediment input now appears to come mostly from the eastern shore.

  12. Aquifer sensitivity assessment modeling at a large scale

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    Berg, R.C.; Abert, C.C. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States))

    1994-03-01

    A 480 square-mile region within Will County, northeastern Illinois was used as a test region for an evaluation of the sensitivity of aquifers to contamination. An aquifer sensitivity model was developed using a Geographic Information System (GIS) with ARC/INFO software to overlay and combine several data layers. Many of the input data layers were developed using 2-dimensional surface modeling (Interactive Surface Modeling (ISM)) and 3-dimensional volume modeling (Geologic Modeling Program (GMP)) computer software. Most of the input data layers (drift thickness, thickness of sand and gravel, depth to first aquifer) were derived from interpolation of descriptive logs for water wells and engineering borings from their study area. A total of 2,984 logs were used to produce these maps. The components used for the authors' model are (1) depth to sand and gravel or bedrock, (2) thickness of the uppermost sand and gravel aquifer, (3) drift thickness, and (4) absence or presence of uppermost bedrock aquifer. The model is an improvement over many aquifer sensitivity models because it combines specific information on depth to the uppermost sand and gravel aquifer with information on the thickness of the uppermost sand and gravel aquifer. The manipulation of the source maps according to rules-based assumptions results in a colored aquifer sensitivity map for the Will County study area. This colored map differentiates 42 aquifer sensitivity map areas by using line patterns within colors. The county-scale model results in an aquifer sensitivity map that can be a useful tool for making land-use planning decisions regarding aquifer protection and management of groundwater resources.

  13. Gas Main Sensor and Communications Network System

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    Hagen Schempf

    2006-05-31

    Automatika, Inc. was contracted by the Department of Energy (DOE) and with co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), to develop an in-pipe natural gas prototype measurement and wireless communications system for assessing and monitoring distribution networks. This projected was completed in April 2006, and culminated in the installation of more than 2 dozen GasNet nodes in both low- and high-pressure cast-iron and steel mains owned by multiple utilities in the northeastern US. Utilities are currently logging data (off-line) and monitoring data in real time from single and multiple networked sensors over cellular networks and collecting data using wireless bluetooth PDA systems. The system was designed to be modular, using in-pipe sensor-wands capable of measuring, flow, pressure, temperature, water-content and vibration. Internal antennae allowed for the use of the pipe-internals as a waveguide for setting up a sensor network to collect data from multiple nodes simultaneously. Sensor nodes were designed to be installed with low- and no-blow techniques and tools. Using a multi-drop bus technique with a custom protocol, all electronics were designed to be buriable and allow for on-board data-collection (SD-card), wireless relaying and cellular network forwarding. Installation options afforded by the design included direct-burial and external polemounted variants. Power was provided by one or more batteries, direct AC-power (Class I Div.2) and solar-array. The utilities are currently in a data-collection phase and intend to use the collected (and processed) data to make capital improvement decisions, compare it to Stoner model predictions and evaluate the use of such a system for future expansion, technology-improvement and commercialization starting later in 2006.

  14. Engineering characteristics of bedrock for the proposed superconducting super collider in Illinois

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    Bauer, R.A.; Curry, B.; Vaiden, R.C.; Graese, A.M.; Dixon, W.; Su, W.J.

    1985-01-01

    Sixteen test holes were drilled in a 36-township area in northeastern Illinois as part of a geological feasibility study for the proposed Superconducting Super Collider. Bedrock tunneling suitability is being characterized by comprehensive testing of continuous core of lower Silurian, Ordovician and upper Cambrian units. Tests include unconfined compressive (UCS) and indirect tensile strength (ITS), fracture spacing, rock quality designation, drilling rate and water injection tests. Preliminary results indicate that the 38-m thick Wise Lake Formation of the Ordovician Galena Group is best suited for tunnel construction. The Wise Lake is a vuggy, fossiliferous dolomite with subordinate limestone. Two joint sets oriented N50E and N50W are found in this unit with spacings between joints of about 0.8 m. The overlying Maquoketa Shale Group consists of basal shales from 1 to 22 m thick which are overlain by interbeds of dolomitic shale and dolomite. The Silurian Formations are composed chiefly of fine-grained cherty dolomite; engineering characteristics are similar to the Wise Lake Formation. The upper 3 to 4 m of bedrock can be severely jointed and weathered; permeability ranges from 1.0 x 10/sup -3/ to 1.0 x 10/sup -4/ cm/sec. Although the ring design and national location have not been decided, the geotechnical data indicate that the most favorable tunneling conditions at the Illinois site are 130 to 150 m below the ground surface in the Wise Lake Formation of the Galena Group. By comparison, conditions are more favorable than similar test data developed for the successful TARP project in Chicago.

  15. SUBTASK 1.7 EVALUATION OF KEY FACTORS AFFECTING SUCCESSFUL OIL PRODUCTION IN THE BAKKEN FORMATION, NORTH DAKOTA PHASE II

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    Darren D. Schmidt; Steven A. Smith; James A. Sorensen; Damion J. Knudsen; John A. Harju; Edward N. Steadman

    2011-10-31

    Production from the Bakken and Three Forks Formations continues to trend upward as forecasts predict significant production of oil from unconventional resources nationwide. As the U.S. Geological Survey reevaluates the 3.65 billion bbl technically recoverable estimate of 2008, technological advancements continue to unlock greater unconventional oil resources, and new discoveries continue within North Dakota. It is expected that the play will continue to expand to the southwest, newly develop in the northeastern and northwestern corners of the basin in North Dakota, and fully develop in between. Although not all wells are economical, the economic success rate has been near 75% with more than 90% of wells finding oil. Currently, only about 15% of the play has been drilled, and recovery rates are less than 5%, providing a significant future of wells to be drilled and untouched hydrocarbons to be pursued through improved stimulation practices or enhanced oil recovery. This study provides the technical characterizations that are necessary to improve knowledge, provide characterization, validate generalizations, and provide insight relative to hydrocarbon recovery in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations. Oil-saturated rock charged from the Bakken shales and prospective Three Forks can be produced given appropriate stimulation treatments. Highly concentrated fracture stimulations with ceramic- and sand-based proppants appear to be providing the best success for areas outside the Parshall and Sanish Fields. Targeting of specific lithologies can influence production from both natural and induced fracture conductivity. Porosity and permeability are low, but various lithofacies units within the formation are highly saturated and, when targeted with appropriate technology, release highly economical quantities of hydrocarbons.

  16. Sedimentation pulse in the NE Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 DWH blowout

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    Brooks, Gregg R.; Larson, Rebekka A.; Schwing, Patrick T.; Romero, Isabel; Moore, Christopher; Reichart, Gert -Jan; Jilbert, Tom; Chanton, Jeff P.; Hastings, David W.; Overholt, Will A.; Marks, Kala P.; Kostka, Joel E.; Holmes, Charles W.; Hollander, David; Chin, Wei -Chun

    2015-07-14

    The objective of this study was to investigate the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil discharge at the seafloor as recorded in bottom sediments of the DeSoto Canyon region in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Through a close coupling of sedimentological, geochemical, and biological approaches, multiple independent lines of evidence from 11 sites sampled in November/December 2010 revealed that the upper ~1 cm depth interval is distinct from underlying sediments and results indicate that particles originated at the sea surface. Consistent dissimilarities in grain size over the surficial ~1 cm of sediments correspond to excess 234Th depths, which indicates a lack of vertical mixing (bioturbation), suggesting the entire layer was deposited within a 4–5 month period. In addition, a time series from four deep-sea sites sampled up to three additional times over the following two years revealed that excess 234Th depths, accumulation rates, and 234Th inventories decreased rapidly, within a few to several months after initial coring. The interpretation of a rapid sedimentation pulse is corroborated by stratification in solid phase Mn, which is linked to diagenesis and redox change, and the dramatic decrease in benthic formanifera density that was recorded in surficial sediments. Results are consistent with a brief depositional pulse that was also reported in previous studies of sediments, and marine snow formation in surface waters closer to the wellhead during the summer and fall of 2010. Although sediment input from the Mississippi River and advective transport may influence sedimentation on the seafloor in the DeSoto Canyon region, we conclude based on multidisciplinary evidence that the sedimentation pulse in late 2010 is the product of marine snow formation and is likely linked to the DWH discharge.

  17. Biomass power for rural development. Technical progress report, May 1, 1996--December 31, 1996

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    Neuhauser, E.

    1996-02-01

    Developing commercial energy crops for power generation by the year 2000 is the focus of the DOE/USDA sponsored Biomass Power for Rural Development project. The New York based Salix Consortium project is a multi-partner endeavor, implemented in three stages. Phase-I, Final Design and Project Development, will conclude with the preparation of construction and/or operating permits, feedstock production plans, and contracts ready for signature. Field trials of willow (Salix) have been initiated at several locations in New York (Tully, Lockport, King Ferry, La Facette, Massena, and Himrod) and co-firing tests are underway at Greenidge Station (NYSEG). Phase-II of the project will focus on scale-up of willow crop acreage, construction of co-firing facilities at Dunkirk Station (NMPC), and final modifications for Greenidge Station. There will be testing of the energy crop as part of the gasification trials expected to occur at BED`s McNeill power station and potentially at one of GPU`s facilities. Phase-III will represent full-scale commercialization of the energy crop and power generation on a sustainable basis. Willow has been selected as the energy crop of choice for many reasons. Willow is well suited to the climate of the Northeastern United States, and initial field trials have demonstrated that the yields required for the success of the project are obtainable. Like other energy crops, willow has rural development benefits and could serve to diversify local crop production, provide new sources of income for participating growers, and create new jobs. Willow could be used to put a large base of idle acreage back into crop production. Additionally, the willow coppicing system integrates well with current farm operations and utilizes agricultural practices that are already familiar to farmers.

  18. High-resolution emissions of CO{sub 2} from power generation in the USA - article no. G04008

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    Petron, G.; Tans, P.; Frost, G.; Chao, D.L.; Trainer, M. [NOAA, Boulder, CO (United States). Earth Systems Research Laboratory

    2008-10-15

    Electricity generation accounts for close to 40% of the U.S. CO{sub 2} emissions from fossil fuel burning, making it the economic sector with the largest source of CO{sub 2}. Since the late 1990s, the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Markets Division (EPA CAMD) has kept a repository of hourly CO{sub 2} emission data for most power plants in the conterminous United States. In this study, the CAMD CO{sub 2} data are used to derive a high spatiotemporal resolution CO{sub 2} emissions inventory for the electricity generation sector (inventory available on request). Data from 1998 to 2006 have been processed. This unique inventory can be used to improve the understanding of the carbon cycle at fine temporal and spatial scales. The CAMD data set provides the first quantitative estimates of the diurnal and seasonal cycles of the emissions as well as the year to year variability. Emissions peak in the summertime owing to the widespread use of air conditioning. Summertime emissions are in fact highly correlated with the daily average temperature. In conjunction with the EPA Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID), we have derived high-resolution maps of CO{sub 2} emissions by fossil fuel burned (coal, gas, oil) for the year 2004. The CAMD data set also reflects regional anomalies in power generation such as the August 2003 blackout in the northeastern United States and the 2000-2001 increase in production in California. We recommend that all sectors of the economy report similar high-resolution CO{sub 2} emissions because of their great usefulness both for carbon cycle science and for greenhouse gases emissions mitigation and regulation.

  19. Natural succession impeded by smooth brome (Bromus inermis) and intermediate wheatgrass (Agropyron intermedium) in an abandoned agricultural field

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    Nelson, J.K.

    1997-11-01

    In 1975, an abandoned agricultural field at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (Site) that had been cultivated for more than 38 years, was seeded with smooth brome (Bromus inermis) and intermediate wheatgrass (Agropyron intermedium). Although these species are commonly planted in reclamation and roadside seed mixtures, few studies have documented their impact on the re-establishment of native plant communities. In 1994, species richness, cover, and biomass were sampled in the agricultural field and compared to the surrounding mixed-grass prairie at the Site. The agricultural field contained only 61 plant species (62% native), compared to 143 species (81% native) in the surrounding mixed-grass prairie. Community similarity based on species presence/absence was 0.47 (Sorensen coefficient of similarity). Basal vegetative cover was 11.2% in the agricultural field and 29.1% in the mixed-grass prairie. Smooth brome and intermediate wheatgrass accounted for 93% of the relative foliar cover and 96% of the biomass in the agricultural field. The aggressive nature of these two planted species has impeded the natural succession of the agricultural field to a more native prairie community. Studies of natural succession on abandoned fields and roads in northeastern Colorado have indicated that if left alone, fields would return to their native climax state in approximately 50 years and would be approaching their native state after 20--25 years. Based on the results of this study, this agricultural field may take more than 100 years to return to a native mixed-grass prairie state and it may never achieve a native state without human intervention.

  20. Determination of a cost-effective air pollution control technology for the control of VOC and HAP emissions from a steroids processing plant

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    Hamel, T.M.

    1997-12-31

    A steroids processing plant located in northeastern Puerto Rico emits a combined average of 342 lb/hr of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from various process operations. The approach that this facility used to implement maximum achievable control technology (MACT) may assist others who must contend with MACT for pharmaceutical or related manufacturing facilities. Federal air regulations define MACT standards for stationary sources emitting any of 189 HAPs. The MACT standards detailed in the NESHAPs are characterized by industry and type of emission control system or technology. It is anticipated that the standard will require HAP reductions of approximately 95%. The steroid plant`s emissions include the following pollutant loadings: VOC/HAP Emission Rate (lb/hr): Methanol 92.0; Acetone 35.0; Methylene chloride 126.0; Chloroform 25.0; Ethyl acetate 56.0; Tetrahydrofuran 5.00; and 1,4-Dioxane 3.00. The facility`s existing carbon adsorption control system was nearing the end of its useful life, and the operators sought to install an air pollution control system capable of meeting MACT requirements for the pharmaceutical industry. Several stand-alone and hybrid control technologies were considered for replacement of the carbon adsorption system at the facility. This paper examines the following technologies: carbon adsorption, membrane separation, thermal oxidation, membrane separation-carbon adsorption, and condensation-carbon adsorption. Each control technology is described; the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing each technology for the steroid processing plant are examined; and capital and operating costs associated with the implementation of each technology are presented. The rationale for the technology ultimately chosen to control VOC and HAP emissions is presented.