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Obstacle-avoiding navigation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for guiding an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle through a field of operation having obstacles thereon to be avoided employs a memory for containing data which defines an array of grid cells which correspond to respective subfields in the field of operation of the vehicle. Each grid cell in the memory contains a value which is indicative of the likelihood, or probability, that an obstacle is present in the respectively associated subfield. The values in the grid cells are incremented individually in response to each scan of the subfields, and precomputation and use of a look-up table avoids complex trigonometric functions. A further array of grid cells is fixed with respect to the vehicle form a conceptual active window which overlies the incremented grid cells. Thus, when the cells in the active window overly grid cell having values which are indicative of the presence of obstacles, the value therein is used as a multiplier of the precomputed vectorial values. The resulting plurality of vectorial values are summed vectorially in one embodiment of the invention to produce a virtual composite repulsive vector which is then summed vectorially with a target-directed vector for producing a resultant vector for guiding the vehicle. In an alternative embodiment, a plurality of vectors surrounding the vehicle are computed, each having a value corresponding to obstacle density. In such an embodiment, target location information is used to select between alternative directions of travel having low associated obstacle densities.

Borenstein, Johann (Ann Arbor, MI); Koren, Yoram (Ann Arbor, MI); Levine, Simon P. (Ann Arbor, MI)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EP for Efficient Stochastic Control with Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We address the problem of continuous stochastic optimal control in the presence of hard obstacles. Due to the non-smooth character of the obstacles, the traditional approach using dynamic programming in combination with function approximation tends to ...

Thomas Mensink; Jakob Verbeek; Bert Kappen

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural gas: Removing the obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Defining and then figuring out how to remove whatever obstacles may be blocking the wider use of natural gas was the purpose of a conference held early last month in Phoenix, Arizona. The unique, three-day event was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). It drew an overflow crowd of more than 500, with a registration list that read like a Who's Who of the natural gas industry. This article summarizes some of the main points of this conference.

Romo, C.

1992-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A field study of API learning obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large APIs can be hard to learn, and this can lead to decreased programmer productivity. But what makes APIs hard to learn? We conducted a mixed approach, multi-phased study of the obstacles faced by Microsoft developers learning a wide variety of new ... Keywords: Application programming interfaces, Documentation, Programming, Software libraries

Martin P. Robillard; Robert Deline

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Obstacles Close to the Anemometer Mask located on a Building  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

The Effect of Obstacles Close to the Anemometer Mask located on a Building The Effect of Obstacles Close to the Anemometer Mask located on a Building on Wind Flow in the WAsP Model Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) is a powerful software package which is used for wind energy assessment for any location using the data of a nearby location under the same climatic condition. In this work WAsP has been used to predict potential areas of Kutubdia, an Island of Bangladesh, for installation of wind generators. As the mast is on the roof of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) station the hill effect has been introduced. If full heights of obstacles are used the predicted speed for another location becomes high and therefore the height parameter of the obstacles has been adjusted. It appears that those with height below or equal to the slope should not be considered and an obstacle with height greater then the slope should be taken as around h/2 where h is the height above the slope towards the wind direction. The computation shows that the speed difference for one year period between the measured and predicted annual values is 0.3m/s.

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Why Sequence the Greater Duckweed?  

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Sequence the Greater Duckweed? Sequence the Greater Duckweed? The Lemnaceae, commonly known as duckweeds, are the smallest, fastest growing and simplest of flowering plants. Some of the current uses of Lemnaceae are a testimony to its utility: basic research and evolutionary model system, toxicity testing organism, biotech protein factory, wastewater remediator, high-protein animal feed, and carbon cycling participant. Sequencing of the Greater Duckweed, Spirodela polyrhiza (L.) Schleiden, which has a genome size similar to that of Arabidopsis (150 MB), will address challenges in alternative energy, bioremediation, and global carbon cycling. duckweed in a flask Duckweed photo courtesy Todd Michael. With the passage of the 2005 Federal Energy legislation, the drive to develop sustainable feedstocks and processing protocols for biofuel

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Obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system for the detection, tracking, and imaging of an individual, animal, or object comprising a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units that produce a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object, and a processing system for said set of return radar signals for detection, tracking, and imaging of the individual, animal, or object. The system provides a radar video system for detecting and tracking an individual, animal, or object by producing a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object with a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units, and processing said set of return radar signals for detecting and tracking of the individual, animal, or object.

Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA); Zumstein, James E. (Livermore, CA); Chang, John T. (Danville, CA); Leach, Jr.. Richard R. (Castro Valley, CA)

2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex flow around the bases of obstacles  

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.2 The horseshoe . vortex formed by a separating turbulent boundary layer 5.3 Scour around obstacles in an erodible bed 114 116 117 . ·4 References Uf'l() I:!~oLtlecl F,'obL.efl):' Llr:cl ~u.g5el:dto/J~ fer ju.iLt(t' wc"..,I" 11 2 119 Figures (vi... , are shmm in figUre 2.3.4. It can be seen that there is a rather high le,el of turbulence in the tunnel free stream. This is poss:l.bly due to the extra screens placed upstream of the \\'lorking section. At the higher speeds used this turbulence...

Baker, Christopher James

1979-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary analysis of legal obstacles and incentives to the development of low-head hydroelectric power in the northeastern United States  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A preliminary analysis of the legal obstacles and incentives to the development of the low-head hydroelectric potential of the 19 northeastern US (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia) is presented. The statutes and case laws of the 19 states and the Federal government which affect developers of small dams are stressed. The legal uncertainty which confronts the developer of small dams and the regulatory burden to which the developer may be subjected once the uncertainty is resolved are emphasized.

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1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-optimal data propagation by efficiently advertising obstacle boundaries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose local mechanisms for efficiently marking the broader network region around obstacles, for data propagation to early enough avoid them towards near-optimal routing paths. In particular, our methods perform an on-line identification of sensors ... Keywords: obstacle avoidance, performance evaluation, routing, sensor networks

Andreas Koutsopoulos; Sotiris Nikoletseas; José D.P. Rolim

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A heuristic method for obstacle avoiding group Steiner tree construction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Very large scale integration (VLSI) global routing is typically performed on a rectangular die space amidst multiple IP cores and gates, typically treated as obstacles during net routing. In this paper, we address the global routing problem ... Keywords: VLSI routing, algorithm, group Steiner tree, obstacle avoiding rectilinear steiner tree

Tuhina Samanta; Raka Sardar; Hafizur Rahaman; Parthasarathi Dasgupta; Bhargab B. Bhattacharya

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time...  

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Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for Idaho, Other DOE Sites Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for...

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Lee-Wave Resonances over Double Bell-Shaped Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lee-wave resonance over double bell-shaped obstacles is investigated through a series of idealized high-resolution numerical simulations with the nonhydrostatic Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) model using a free-slip ...

Vanda Grubiši?; Ivana Stiperski

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Held Hostage: America and Its Allies Confront OPEC, 1973 - 1981  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The oil shocks of the 1970s, initiated by the first Arab oil embargo in 1973, stunned the industrialized world. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) controlled a resource that was vital to the national well-being and national security of America and its allies. In the United States, gas lines formed as Americans waited for increasingly costly and scarce fuel. Europeans realized that the energy shortages, which they originally believed to be short-term, might permanently change their lives. This dissertation places the historical debate about the effectiveness of domestic and foreign energy policy within the framework of the global transformations taking place at the end of the twentieth century. The collapse of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 and the advent of petrodollars on world currency markets, the emergence of the Soviet Union as an oil exporter, the rise of OPEC as a regulator of oil prices and the consequent decline in the power of the seven major multinational oil companies, and the growth of a global environmental movement, all contributed to the shifting interplay of forces confronting the United States and its allies in the late twentieth century and shaped the debate over national and international energy policy. America's efforts to work with its allies to develop a cohesive national and international energy policy fell victim to the struggle between political autonomy and interdependence in an era of globalization. The allied response to the Iranian hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan highlighted these conflicts within the alliance.

Barr, Kathleen

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greater Boston Area | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Greater Boston Area Greater Boston Area Jump to: navigation, search Contents 1 Clean Energy Clusters in the Greater Boston Area 1.1 Products and Services in the Greater Boston Area 1.2 Research and Development Institutions in the Greater Boston Area 1.3 Networking Organizations in the Greater Boston Area 1.4 Investors and Financial Organizations in the Greater Boston Area 1.5 Policy Organizations in the Greater Boston Area Clean Energy Clusters in the Greater Boston Area Products and Services in the Greater Boston Area Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":500,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026

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Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Rebate Program...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Summary The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides rebate incentives for homeowners in Hamilton, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties. To qualify for rebates,...

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Greater West Texas State Employee Charitable Campaign  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

together we changed lives Greater West Texas State Employee Charitable Campaign 2011 Annual Report campaign information 2011 Local Employee Committee Darcy Pollock (chair), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center David Abercia, Texas Tech University Dianah Ascencio, Texas Department of Transportation

Rock, Chris

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Clean Cities: Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities coalition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition The Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities coalition Contact Information Tony Bandiero 215-990-8200 director@phillycleancities.org Coalition Website Clean Cities Coordinator Tony Bandiero Photo of Tony Bandiero Tony Bandiero has a diverse background, from marketing manager with a high-tech micro-electronic manufacturer to his alternative fuels business development management for a petroleum construction company. His interest in the Clean Cities program was sparked in Long Island, NY (GLICC) where his former company was headquartered. Through his committee work with GLICC

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Microsoft Word - THE EFFECT OF OBSTACLE#4781.doc  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

THE EFFECT OF OBSTACLES CLOSE TO THE ANEMOMETER MAST LOCATED THE EFFECT OF OBSTACLES CLOSE TO THE ANEMOMETER MAST LOCATED ON A BUILDING ON WIND FLOW IN THE WASP MODEL S. K. KHADEM 1 , J. BADGER*, S. M. ULLAH, S. K. ADITYA, H. R. GHOSH & M. HUSSAIN Renewable Energy Research Centre, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, e-mail: skkhadem@yahoo.com RISO National Laboratory, Wind Energy & Atmospheric Department, Denmark, e-mail: jake.badger@risoe.dk Abstract - Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) is a powerful software package which is used for wind energy assessment for any location using the data of a nearby location under the same climatic condition. In this work WAsP has been used to predict potential areas of Kutubdia, an Island of Bangladesh, for installation of wind generators. As the mast is on the roof of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)

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A POSTERIORI ESTIMATES FOR THE CAHN--HILLIARD EQUATION WITH OBSTACLE FREE ENERGY  

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A POSTERIORI ESTIMATES FOR THE CAHN--HILLIARD EQUATION WITH OBSTACLE FREE ENERGY L'UBOMĂŤR BA#AS 1 of the standard Cahn--Hilliard equation with a double obstacle free energy. The derived estimates are robust and e algorithm. Keywords: Cahn--Hilliard equation, obstacle free energy, linear finite elements, a posteriori

Banas, Lubomir

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Clean Cities: Greater Lansing Clean Cities coalition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Lansing Clean Cities Coalition Lansing Clean Cities Coalition The Greater Lansing Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Greater Lansing Clean Cities coalition Contact Information Kristin Jobin 517-925-8649 ext. 12 kristin@michigancleancities.org Coalition Website Clean Cities Coordinator Kristin Jobin Photo of Kristin Jobin Kristin Jobin is the Communications and Project Coordinator at Kuntzsch Business Services, Inc. (KBS), a Grand Ledge, Michigan based consultancy where Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities (GLACC) is managed. KBS is focused on building, managing and implementing initiatives that drive prosperity in the state. At KBS, Kristin supports the administration of grant funded

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Clean Cities: Greater Indiana Clean Cities coalition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Indiana Clean Cities Coalition Indiana Clean Cities Coalition The Greater Indiana Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Greater Indiana Clean Cities coalition Contact Information Kellie L. Walsh 317-985-4380 kellie@greaterindiana.com Coalition Website Clean Cities Coordinator Kellie L. Walsh Photo of Kellie L. Walsh Kellie Walsh has been the executive director for the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition since 2002. In that time, she has assisted coalition stakeholders in securing over $14 million in federal and state funds to implement alternative fuel projects in both the public and private sectors. Walsh has been recognized by Senator Richard G. Lugar and Indiana's Lt. Governor Becky Skillman for her work in alternative fuels, especially

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2010 Annual Report Greater West Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2010 Annual Report Greater West Texas State Employee Charitable Campaign You will find, as you look- rized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education em- ployees throughout Texas. In 2010,717 and West Central Texas SECC raised $131,797 for a combined total of $957,514! · 4,608 state employees gave

Rock, Chris

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A Cognitively-Oriented Architecture Confronts Hard Problems Susan L. Epstein  

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A Cognitively-Oriented Architecture Confronts Hard Problems Susan L. Epstein Hunter College, but is also an integral part of decision making. Much of human knowledge is merely what we call use- ful & Staszewski, 1989). People acquire knowledge in many different ways, and may learn the same item with several

Epstein, Susan L.

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Obstacle detectors for automated transit vehicles: a technoeconomic and market analysis  

SciTech Connect

A search was conducted to identify the technical and economic characteristics of both NASA and nonNASA obstacle detectors. The findings, along with market information were compiled and analyzed for consideration by DOT and NASA in decisions about any future automated transit vehicle obstacle detector research, development, or applications project. Currently available obstacle detectors and systems under development are identified by type (sonic, capacitance, infrared/optical, guided radar, and probe contact) and compared with the three NASA devices selected as possible improvements or solutions to the problems in existing obstacle detection systems. Cost analyses and market forecasts individually for the AGT and AMTV markets are included.

Lockerby, C.E.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Survey of Gaps, Obstacles, and Technical Challenges for Hypersonic Applications.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The object of this study is to canvas the literature for the purpose of identifying and compiling a list of Gaps, Obstacles, and Technological… (more)

Barber, Timothy Andrew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of flame propagation in semiconfined geometries with obstacles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Accidents in which large quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) or other combustible materials are spilled can potentially lead to disastrous consequences, especially if the dispersing combustible cloud finds a suitable ignition source. So far, very little is known about the detailed behavior of a large burning cloud. Full-scale experiments are economically prohibitive, and therefore one must rely on laboratory and field experiments of smaller size, scaling up the results to make predictions about larger spill accidents. In this paper we describe our laboratory-scale experiments with a combustible propane/air mixture in various partially confined geometries. We summarize the experimental results and compare them with calculated results based on numerical simulations of the experiments. Our observations suggest that the geometry of the partial confinement is of primary importance; turbulence-producing obstacles can cause acceleration in the flame front and, more important, can cause a faster burnout of the combustible vapor.

Urtiew, P.A.; Brandeis, J.; Hogan, W.J.

1982-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally Forced Low Froude Number Flow past Three-Dimensional Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present study extends the discussion of the flow of a density-stratified fluid past three-dimensional obstacles for Froude number O(1) to flows past an isolated obstacle with heated/cooled surface. The study focuses on a response of thermally ...

Jon M. Reisner; Piotr K. Smolarkiewicz

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of obstacle geometry on jet mixing in releases of silane  

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Releases of silane into air and the effects of obstacles were modeled with the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code, FLUENT. First the CFD code simulated the release of a free turbulent jet of silane into air to assure that the code agreed with established trends for turbulent jets. Then FLUENT was used to model the flow of silane when confined by a wall, or impinged by an obstacle such as a flat plate or a cylinder. Computer simulated concentration profiles of a silane and air mixture were analyzed to determine mixture volumes between the mixture explosive limits. For each volume of an explosive mixture, the volume of silane was determined. The volume of the flammable mixture and the amount of silane within the flammable mixture were normalized and determined as functions of obstacle radius and obstacle distance. lf the obstacle confines the entire volume, the volumes decrease as obstacle distance increases when the radial contribution dominates the volume. As the distance of the obstacle increases then the axial contribution dominates the volume so the volume increases. The volumes increase, decrease, or remain constant depending on the obstacle diameter.

Sposato, Christina F

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Motion planning of inspection robot suspended on overhead ground wires for obstacle-navigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of inspection robot for power transmission lines is to check running state and find damages of extra-high voltage (EHV) power transmission lines equipment. The key of the control design is how to design a robot for obstacles navigation. This ... Keywords: centroid adjustment, inspection robot, obstacles navigation automatically, power transmission line

Ren Zhi-Bin; Ruan Yi; Li Zheng; Yang Yong

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cerenkov-like radiation in a binary superfluid flow past an obstacle H. Susanto,1  

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Cerenkov-like radiation in a binary superfluid flow past an obstacle H. Susanto,1 P. G. Kevrekidis of as a type of nonlinear Cerenkov radiation that is emitted, when the motion of the impurity is supercritical of the Cerenkov emission of phonons by a laser obstacle was reported 19 ; in a different study 20 , it has been

Susanto, Hadi

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Observability-based local path planning and obstacle avoidance using bearing-only measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present an observability-based local path planning and obstacle avoidance technique that utilizes an extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to estimate the time-to-collision (TTC) and bearing to obstacles using bearing-only measurements. To ensure ... Keywords: Collision avoidance, Miniature air vehicle, Observability, Path planning

Huili Yu, Rajnikant Sharma, Randal W. Beard, Clark N. Taylor

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Penalty Methods for the Solution of Discrete HJB Equations—Continuous Control and Obstacle Problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a novel penalty approach for the numerical solution of continuously controlled HJB equations and HJB obstacle problems. Our results include estimates of the penalization error for a class of penalty terms, and we show that variations ... Keywords: HJB equation, HJB obstacle problem, min-max problem, numerical solution, penalty method, semismooth Newton method, viscosity solution

J. H. Witte; C. Reisinger

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Model for the Correction of Surface Wind Data for Sheltering by Upwind Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wakes behind 2D fences and 3D obstacles are reviewed with special emphasis on reduced mean wind speeds and sheltering effects. Based partly on Perera's study of wakes behind 2D fences, and assuming a Gaussian spread for wakes behind 3D obstacles, ...

Peter A. Taylor; James R. Salmon

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership: Greater Energy Security...  

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

The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership: Greater Energy Security in a Cleaner, Safer World The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership: Greater Energy Security in a Cleaner, Safer World...

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Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide...  

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

Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Government Officials. November 2009 Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State...

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Mesoscopic model for filament orientation in growing actin networks: the role of obstacle geometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Propulsion by growing actin networks is a universal mechanism used in many different biological systems. Although the core molecular machinery for actin network growth is well preserved in most cases, the geometry of the propelled obstacle can vary considerably. In recent years, filament orientation distribution has emerged as an important observable characterizing the structure and dynamical state of the growing network. Here we derive several continuum equations for the orientation distribution of filaments growing behind stiff obstacles of various shapes and validate the predicted steady state orientation patterns by stochastic computer simulations based on discrete filaments. We use an ordinary differential equation approach to demonstrate that for flat obstacles of finite size, two fundamentally different orientation patterns peaked at either +35/-35 or +70/0/-70 degrees exhibit mutually exclusive stability, in agreement with earlier results for flat obstacles of very large lateral extension. We calculate and validate phase diagrams as a function of model parameters and show how this approach can be extended to obstacles with piecewise straight contours. For curved obstacles, we arrive at a partial differential equation in the continuum limit, which again is in good agreement with the computer simulations. In all cases, we can identify the same two fundamentally different orientation patterns, but only within an appropriate reference frame, which is adjusted to the local orientation of the obstacle contour. Our results suggest that two fundamentally different network architectures compete with each other in growing actin networks, irrespective of obstacle geometry, and clarify how simulated and electron tomography data have to be analyzed for non-flat obstacle geometries.

Julian Weichsel; Ulrich S. Schwarz

2013-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscopic model for filament orientation in growing actin networks: the role of obstacle geometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Propulsion by growing actin networks is a universal mechanism used in many different biological systems. Although the core molecular machinery for actin network growth is well preserved in most cases, the geometry of the propelled obstacle can vary considerably. In recent years, filament orientation distribution has emerged as an important observable characterizing the structure and dynamical state of the growing network. Here we derive several continuum equations for the orientation distribution of filaments growing behind stiff obstacles of various shapes and validate the predicted steady state orientation patterns by stochastic computer simulations based on discrete filaments. We use an ordinary differential equation approach to demonstrate that for flat obstacles of finite size, two fundamentally different orientation patterns peaked at either +35/-35 or +70/0/-70 degrees exhibit mutually exclusive stability, in agreement with earlier results for flat obstacles of very large lateral extension. We calculat...

Weichsel, Julian; 10.1088/1367-2630/15/3/035006

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study on Flow Pass of a Three-Dimensional Obstacle under a Strong Stratification Condition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional, nonhydrostatic, numerical turbulent model was used to study the flow pass of a three-dimensional obstacle under a strong stratification condition. The numerical results clarify the behavior of the flow at a low Froude number, ...

W. Sha; K. Nakabayashi; H. Ueda

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Droplet Breakup in Flow Past an Obstacle: A Capillary Instability Due to Permeability Variations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In multiphase flow in confined geometries an elementary event concerns the interaction of a droplet with an obstacle. As a model of this configuration we study the collision of a droplet with a circular post that spans a ...

Protičre, S.

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Gulf of Mexico Federal Offshore Crude Oil Production from Greater...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Greater than 200 Meters Deep (Million Barrels) Gulf of Mexico Federal Offshore Crude Oil Production from Greater than 200 Meters Deep (Million Barrels) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2...

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Obstacles, Slopes, and Tic-Tac-Toe: An excursion in discrete geometry and combinatorial game theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A drawing of a graph is said to be a {\\em straight-line drawing} if the vertices of $G$ are represented by distinct points in the plane and every edge is represented by a straight-line segment connecting the corresponding pair of vertices and not passing through any other vertex of $G$. The minimum number of slopes in a straight-line drawing of $G$ is called the slope number of $G$. We show that every cubic graph can be drawn in the plane with straight-line edges using only the four basic slopes $\\{0,\\pi/4,\\pi/2,-\\pi/4\\}$. We also prove that four slopes have this property if and only if we can draw $K_4$ with them. Given a graph $G$, an {\\em obstacle representation} of $G$ is a set of points in the plane representing the vertices of $G$, together with a set of obstacles (connected polygons) such that two vertices of $G$ are joined by an edge if and only if the corresponding points can be connected by a segment which avoids all obstacles. The {\\em obstacle number} of $G$ is the minimum number of obstacles in a...

Mukkamala, V S Padmini

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Loan Program (Ohio) |  

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Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Loan Program Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Loan Program (Ohio) Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Loan Program (Ohio) < Back Savings Category Heating & Cooling Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Appliances & Electronics Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Solar Program Info State Ohio Program Type Local Loan Program The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides loans for single family residencies and owner occupied duplexes in Hamilton county in Ohio and Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky. To qualify for loans, homeowners must receive a [http://www.greatercea.org/residential-energy-efficiency Home Performance

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Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Rebate Program (Ohio) |  

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Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Rebate Program Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Rebate Program (Ohio) Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Rebate Program (Ohio) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Ohio Program Type Local Rebate Program Rebate Amount Home energy assessment: $100 (for homes under 3000 sq/ft) Rebates up to %50 for improvements specified in your energy assessment report The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides rebate incentives for

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Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide...  

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Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Government Officials Prepared by The National Council on Electricity Policy November 2009 NATIONAL COUNCIL...

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Dr. Bill Brinkman: Working Towards Greater Energy Security |...  

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Working Towards Greater Energy Security September 7, 2012 Tweet Widget Facebook Like Google Plus One International Innovation, September 2012 International Innovation, September...

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Clean Cities: Greater Long Island Clean Cities coalition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition The Greater Long Island Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Greater Long Island Clean Cities coalition Contact Information Rita D. Ebert 631-504-5771 rebert@gliccc.org Coalition Website Clean Cities Coordinator Rita D. Ebert Photo of Rita D. Ebert Rita D. Ebert is the key staff member of the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition since 2007, where she is the Program Coordinator. She administers all contractual and reporting duties for approximately $10 million dollars in federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding and close to $15 million dollars in DOE's Clean Cities American Recovery Reinvestment Act funding. As coordinator of one of the nation's largest

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Project #: UM08-Q3Saving among Low-Income Women: Motivation and Obstacles  

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How do low-income households think about saving? What motivations do they identify for saving, and what obstacles to meeting their goals? We use data from qualitative interviews with 51 households in Detroit to shed light on these questions. We find that they wish they could save- primarily for protection against the unexpected or to put children through college- but that most of them cannot. Friends and family surface as a major obstacle to saving, since those who have liquid assets are asked for help. When savings is feasible in this population, it occurs

Helen Levy; Kristin Seefeldt; Helen Levy; Kristin Seefeldt; Ann Arbor; Andrea Fischer Newman; Ann Arbor; Andrew C. Richner; Grosse Pointe; Park S. Martin; Helen Levy; Kristin Seefeldt

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Confronting the Hubble Diagram of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Cardassian Cosmology  

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We construct the Hubble diagram (HD) of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) with redshifts reaching up to $z \\sim 6$, by using five luminosity vs. luminosity indicator relations calibrated with the Cardassian cosmology. This model has a major interesting feature: despite of being matter-dominated and flat, it can explain the present accelerate expansion of the universe. This is the first study of this class of models using high redshift GRBs. We have performed a $\\chi$-square statistical analysis of the GRBs calibrated with the Cardassian model, and also combined them with both the current Cosmic Microwave Background and Baryonic Acoustic Oscillation data. Our results show consistency between the current observational data and the model predictions. In particular, the best-fit parameters obtained from the $\\chi^2$-analysis are in agreement with those obtained from the Concordance Cosmology ($\\Lambda$-CDM). We determine the redshift at which the universe would start to follow the Cardassian expansion, i. e., \\zc, and both the redshift at which the universe had started to accelerate, i. e., \\zac, and the age-redshift relation $H_0t_0$. Our results also show that the universe, from the point of view of GRBs, had undergo a transition to acceleration at a redshift $z \\approx 0.2-0.7$, which agrees with the SNIa results. Hence, after confronting the Cardassian scenario with the GRBs HD and proving its consistency with it, we conclude that GRBs should indeed be considered a complementary tool to several other astronomical observations for studies of high accuracy in cosmology.

Herman J. Mosquera Cuesta; Habib Dumet M.; Cristina Furlanetto

2007-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE prepared for Greater Sage-Grouse designation  

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on INL Site lek during early spring. Click on image to enlarge On March 5, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released its findings on a multi-year study of greater sage-grouse,...

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater...  

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for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste WASHINGTON The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Draft Environmental...

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A sonar approach to obstacle detection for a vision-based autonomous wheelchair  

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An advanced prototype Computer Controlled Power Wheelchair Navigation System or CCPWNS has been developed to provide autonomy for highly disabled users, whose mix of disabilities makes it difficult or impossible to control their own power chairs in their ... Keywords: Control systems, Estimation using vision, Robotics, Sonar Obstacle Detection, Wheeled robots

Guillermo Del Castillo; Steven Skaar; Antonio Cardenas; Linda Fehr

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance Method for Mobile Robots Based on a Modified Particle Swarm Optimization  

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A novel method for the robot path planning in dynamic environment is presented in this paper. Based on the analysis of visual modeling, the reason of premature convergence and diversity loss in PSO is explained, and a new modified algorithm is proposed ... Keywords: Obstacle Avoidance, Particle Swarm Optimization, path planning

Yuxin Zhao; Wei Zu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-Eddy Simulation of Flow over Two-Dimensional Obstacles: High Drag States and Mixing  

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A three-dimensional large-eddy simulation (LES) model was used to examine how stratified flow interacts with bottom obstacles in the coastal ocean. Bottom terrain representing a 2D ridge was modeled using a finite-volume approach with ridge ...

Eric D. Skyllingstad; Hemantha W. Wijesekera

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs | Department of  

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

Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs December 9, 2013 - 4:13pm Addthis A three-part Energy Department-funded study indicates LEDs are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights. | Energy Department graphic A three-part Energy Department-funded study indicates LEDs are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights. | Energy Department graphic Jim Brodrick Lighting Program Manager MORE RESOURCES Find out how LED lighting works Get project planning and analysis tools Subscribe to Solid-State Lighting's email distribution list Increasingly, light emitting diode (LED) screw-based lamps are providing consumers a cost-effective and energy efficient alternative to compact

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DOE Announces $17 Million to Promote Greater Automobile Efficiency |  

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DOE Announces $17 Million to Promote Greater Automobile Efficiency DOE Announces $17 Million to Promote Greater Automobile Efficiency DOE Announces $17 Million to Promote Greater Automobile Efficiency January 23, 2007 - 10:15am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner today announced that DOE intends issue $17 million in solicitations to improve automobile efficiency and reduce the United States's dependence on foreign sources of oil. The funding will be offered as two separate solicitations, one for $14 million to support plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology and another for $3 million for research to improve E-85 engine efficiency. "President Bush is committed to developing alternative fuels and energy-saving innovations in vehicle technology, not just for concept cars,

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Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for  

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Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for Idaho, Other DOE Sites Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for Idaho, Other DOE Sites November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Contracting companies supporting EM's cleanup program at the Idaho site volunteered to be among the first to use a new DOE training reciprocity program designed to bring more consistency to health and safety training across the complex, reduce redundancy and realize savings and other efficiencies. The DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) program is meant to eliminate the need for Department employees and contractors to take redundant training when they move among multiple sites in the complex.

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Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy  

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States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money November 26, 2013 - 2:44pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors. The Department's State Energy Program has a long history in assisting states in saving energy and deploying new clean energy technologies. "Smart, cost-effective investments in energy efficiency are helping

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Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for  

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Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for Idaho, Other DOE Sites Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for Idaho, Other DOE Sites November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Contracting companies supporting EM's cleanup program at the Idaho site volunteered to be among the first to use a new DOE training reciprocity program designed to bring more consistency to health and safety training across the complex, reduce redundancy and realize savings and other efficiencies. The DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) program is meant to eliminate the need for Department employees and contractors to take redundant training when they move among multiple sites in the complex.

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Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs | Department of  

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Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs December 9, 2013 - 4:13pm Addthis A three-part Energy Department-funded study indicates LEDs are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights. | Energy Department graphic A three-part Energy Department-funded study indicates LEDs are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights. | Energy Department graphic Jim Brodrick Lighting Program Manager MORE RESOURCES Find out how LED lighting works Get project planning and analysis tools Subscribe to Solid-State Lighting's email distribution list Increasingly, light emitting diode (LED) screw-based lamps are providing consumers a cost-effective and energy efficient alternative to compact

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Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Rebate Program (Kentucky)  

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Rebate Program Rebate Program (Kentucky) Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Rebate Program (Kentucky) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Kentucky Program Type Local Rebate Program Rebate Amount Home energy assessment: $100 (for homes under 3000 sq/ft) Rebates up to 50% for improvements specified in your energy assessment report The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides rebate incentives for homeowners in Hamilton, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties. To qualify

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COAL QUALITY AND GEOCHEMISTRY, GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, WYOMING  

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Chapter GQ COAL QUALITY AND GEOCHEMISTRY, GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, WYOMING By G.D. Stricker and M coal beds and zones in the Northern RockyMountains and Great Plains region, U.S. Geological Survey of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region, U

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Paleoecology of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale  

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Paleoecology of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale Jean-Bernard Caron , Donald A and composition, ecological attributes, and environmental influences for the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale ecosystems further suggest the Burgess Shale community was probably highly dependent on immigration from

Jackson, Don

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First-Generation Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site Obstacles |  

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First-Generation Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site First-Generation Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site Obstacles First-Generation Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site Obstacles September 18, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - In support of large-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects, a collaboration of five U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories has completed first-generation risk profiles that, for the first time, offer a means to predict the probability of complications that could arise from specific carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites. With their detailed methodology for quantifying risk potential at underground carbon storage sites, the profiles will help support safe, large-scale CCUS projects, an important option in the effort to reduce human-generated CO2 emissions linked by many experts to global climate

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Two sides of probe method and obstacle with impedance boundary condition  

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An inverse boundary value problem for the Helmholtz equation in a bounded domain is considered. The problem is to extract information about an unknown obstacle embedded in the domain with unknown impedance boundary condition (the Robin condition) from the associated Dirichlet-to-Neumann map. The main result is a characterization of the unknown obstacle via the sequences that are constructed by the Dirichlet-to-Neumann map, under smallness conditions on the wave number and the upper bound of the impedance. Moreover two alternative simple proofs of a previous result of Cheng-Liu-Nakamura which are based on only some energy estimates, an analysis of the blowup of the energy of so-called reflected solutions and an application of the enclosure method to the problem are also given.

Masaru Ikehata

2006-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Bogoliubov-Cerenkov Radiation in a Bose-Einstein Condensate Flowing against an Obstacle  

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We study the density modulation that appears in a Bose-Einstein condensate flowing with supersonic velocity against an obstacle. The experimental density profiles observed at JILA are reproduced by a numerical integration of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation and then interpreted in terms of Cerenkov emission of Bogoliubov excitations by the defect. The phonon and the single-particle regions of the Bogoliubov spectrum are, respectively, responsible for a conical wave front and a fan-shaped series of precursors.

Carusotto, I. [CNR-BEC-INFM, Trento, I-38050 Povo (Italy); Hu, S. X.; Collins, L. A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States); Smerzi, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States); CNR-BEC-INFM, Trento, I-38050 Povo (Italy)

2006-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Investing in Russia`s oil and gas industry: The legal and bureaucratic obstacles  

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This article discusses the unusual challenges the international oil companies have as they consider investing in the oil and gas industry of the Russian Federation. Topics include the following: Russian oil and gas reserves; the Russian legislative process; law on subsurface resources; regulations on licensing procedure; draft law on oil and gas; draft law on concessions; proposed modification draft legislation; obstacles to wide scale investment.

Skelton, J.W. Jr. [Conoco, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-layer approach to motion planning in obstacle rich environment  

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A widespread use of robotic technology in civilian and military applications has generated a need for advanced motion planning algorithms that are real-time implementable. These algorithms are required to navigate autonomous vehicles through obstacle-rich environments. This research has led to the development of the multilayer trajectory generation approach. It is built on the principle of separation of concerns, which partitions a given problem into multiple independent layers, and addresses complexity that is inherent at each level. We partition the motion planning algorithm into a roadmap layer and an optimal control layer. At the roadmap layer, elements of computational geometry are used to process the obstacle rich environment and generate feasible sets. These are used by the optimal control layer to generate trajectories while satisfying dynamics of the vehicle. The roadmap layer ignores the dynamics of the system, and the optimal control layer ignores the complexity of the environment, thus achieving a separation of concern. This decomposition enables computationally tractable methods to be developed for addressing motion planning in complex environments. The approach is applied in known and unknown environments. The methodology developed in this thesis has been successfully applied to a 6 DOF planar robotic testbed. Simulation results suggest that the planner can generate trajectories that navigate through obstacles while satisfying dynamical constraints.

Kim, Sung Hyun

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the Effects of Obstacles in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Vapor Dispersion using CFD Modeling  

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The evaluation of the potential hazards related with the operation of an LNG terminal includes possible release scenarios with the consequent flammable vapor dispersion within the facility; therefore, it is important to know the behavior of this phenomenon through the application of advanced simulation tools. Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) tools are often used to estimate the exclusion zones in an event of accidental LNG spill. In practice these releases are more likely to occur in the confines of complex geometries with solid obstacles such as LNG terminals, and LNG processing plants. The objective of this research is to study the effects that different obstacles have over the LNG vapor dispersion and the safety distance reduction caused by enhanced mixing. Through parametric analysis it is demonstrated that height, width and shape of the obstacles play an important role in the vapor concentration reduction. The findings of this research may be applied in the design stage of an LNG terminal, to improve the design of passive barriers, and for designing better layout configurations for storage tanks. Simulations results performed with FLACS (Flame Acceleration Simulator), a CFD solver, confirmed that these applications help to reduce safety distances.

Ruiz Vasquez, Roberto

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities: Greater Washington Region Clean Cities coalition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Greater Washington Region Clean Cities coalition Contact Information Ron Flowers 202-671-1580 ronflowers@gwrccc.org Coalition Website Clean Cities Coordinator Ron Flowers Photo of Ron Flowers Ronald S. "Ron" Flowers, now retired, most recently served as the Director of the Office of Labor-Management Programs (OLMP), under the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia (DC) Government. Flowers' senior management experience spans more than 35 years in the public and private sectors, and includes serving as the Fleet Administrator for the DC

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Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion | Open  

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Mekong Subregion Mekong Subregion Jump to: navigation, search Name Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion Agency/Company /Organization AIT-UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific Sector Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Guide/manual Website http://www.rrcap.unep.org/nsds Country Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion[1] Overview "This document is expected to provide the strategic direction for the pursuit of sustainable development in the GMS. It is important to note that this document addresses the issues at the sub-regional level, building upon

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Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for  

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Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Government Officials Prepared by The National Council on Electricity Policy November 2009 NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ELECTRICITY POLICY MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS The National Council on Electricity Policy (National Council) is a unique venture between the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA). The National Council also includes participation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Environment Protection Agency

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Nevada test site experience with greater confinement disposal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the NTS, we consider Greater Confinement Disposal (GCD) to be a good waste management practice rather than a disposal technology. This is an important distinction because it redefines the nature of GCD. All disposal facilities operate under the principal of ''as low as reasonably achievable'' (ALARA) in reducing personnel and public exposures. ALARA is not a technology or method but a principal put into practice. We view GCD in the same manner.

Dickman, P.T.; Boland, J.R.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of alternative energy resources for the greater Houlton area  

SciTech Connect

Information is presented for residents, workers, and employers around greater Houlton to help them harness reliable, inexpensive, and safe energy supplies into the year 2000. Present energy consumption in the area is summarized. Means to use solar energy; wood as a fuel; hydropower; wind power; alcohol fuels; methane; and energy from wastes are described. A strategy for seriously practicing automobile fuel efficiency, ridesharing, and using the mass transit systems is reviewed. The efficiencies of district heating systems and cogeneration are noted. Public policy recommendations are summarized. (MCW)

Moir, B.K.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interim Storage of Greater Than Class C Low Level Waste  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report serves as a guideline for the safe, interim, on-site storage of low level radioactive waste (LLW) that exceeds the activity limitations for near-surface disposal set forth in 10 CFR 61.55. This waste, referred to as greater than Class C (GTCC) waste, exceeds the Class C limits in the referenced regulation. At the present time, there is no licensed disposal facility for GTCC waste in the United States. This situation forces commercial nuclear reactors to store it on site until a disposal facil...

2001-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Cerenkov-like radiation in a binary Schr{ö}dinger flow past an obstacle  

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We consider the dynamics of two coupled miscible Bose-Einstein condensates, when an obstacle is dragged through them. The existence of two different speeds of sound provides the possibility for three dynamical regimes: when both components are subcritical, we do not observe nucleation of coherent structures; when both components are supercritical they both form dark solitons in one dimension (1D) and vortices or rotating vortex dipoles in two dimensions (2D); in the intermediate regime, we observe the nucleation of a structure in the form of a dark-antidark soliton in 1D; subcritical component; the 2D analog of such a structure, a vortex-lump, is also observed.

H. Susanto; P. G. Kevrekidis; R. Carretero-Gonzalez; B. A. Malomed; D. J. Frantzeskakis; A. R. Bishop

2007-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Pittsburgh Synergy: Working for the Greater Good  

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Pittsburgh Synergy's solar house in its permanent location on Carnegie Mellon's campus. Pittsburgh Synergy's solar house in its permanent location on Carnegie Mellon's campus. Enlarge image The Pittsburgh Synergy solar house is located near Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall on Carnegie Mellon's campus. (Courtesy of Stephen Lee/Carnegie Mellon University) Who: Pittsburgh Synergy What: Solar house Where: Remaking Cities Institute 5045 Margaret Morrison St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2005 Pittsburgh Synergy: Working for the Greater Good Carnegie Mellon partnered with the University of Pittsburgh and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2005. After the competition, the house was rebuilt on Carnegie Mellon's campus for use as office space. It was also grid-tied to feed excess

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Greater Ohio Ethanol LLC GO Ethanol | Open Energy Information  

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Ohio Ethanol LLC GO Ethanol Ohio Ethanol LLC GO Ethanol Jump to: navigation, search Name Greater Ohio Ethanol, LLC (GO Ethanol) Place Lima, Ohio Zip OH 45804 Product GO Ethanol is a pure play ethanol producer located in Ohio. Coordinates -12.0436°, -77.021217° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":-12.0436,"lon":-77.021217,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Texas-Louisiana- Mississippi Salt Basin Greater Green River Basin  

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Texas-Louisiana- Texas-Louisiana- Mississippi Salt Basin Greater Green River Basin W. Gulf Coast Basin Appalachian Basin Wind River Basin Eastern Shelf NW Shelf Abo Sussex-Shannon Muddy J Mesaverde- Lance-Lewis Medina/Clinton-Tuscarora Bradford-Venango-Elk Berea-Murrysville Piceance Basin Bossier Williston Basin Ft Worth Basin Davis Bighorn Basin Judith River- Eagle Permian Basin Anadarko Basin Denver Basin San Juan Basin North-Central Montana Area Uinta Basin Austin Chalk Codell-Niobrara Penn-Perm Carbonate Niobrara Chalk Dakota Morrow Mesaverde Thirty- One Cleveland Ozona Canyon Wasatch- Mesaverde Red Fork Mesaverde Granite Wash Stuart City-Edwards Bowdoin- Greenhorn Travis Peak Olmos Cotton Valley Vicksburg Wilcox Lobo Pictured Cliffs Cretaceous Cretaceous-Lower Tertiary Mancos- Dakota Gilmer Lime Major Tight Gas Plays, Lower 48 States

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KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations | Open Energy Information  

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Operations Operations Jump to: navigation, search Name KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Place Missouri Utility Id 12698 Utility Location Yes Ownership I NERC Location SPP, WECC NERC SPP Yes RTO SPP Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Wholesale Marketing Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Large General Service-Secondary Commercial Large Power Service-Secondary Commercial

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Impact of random obstacles on the dynamics of a dense colloidal fluid  

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Using molecular dynamics simulations we study the slow dynamics of a colloidal fluid annealed within a matrix of obstacles quenched from an equilibrated colloidal fluid. We choose all particles to be of the same size and to interact as hard spheres, thus retaining all features of the porous confinement while limiting the control parameters to the packing fraction of the matrix, {\\Phi}m, and that of the fluid, {\\Phi}f. We conduct detailed investigations on several dynamic properties, including the tagged-particle and collective intermediate scattering functions, the mean-squared displacement, and the van Hove function. We show the confining obstacles to profoundly impact the relaxation pattern of various quantifiers pertinent to the fluid. Varying the type of quantifier (tagged-particle or collective) as well as {\\Phi}m and {\\Phi}f, we unveil both discontinuous and continuous arrest scenarios. Furthermore, we discover subdiffusive behavior and demonstrate its close connection to the matrix structure. Our findings partly confirm the various predictions of a recent extension of mode-coupling theory to the quenched-annealed protocol.

Jan Kurzidim; Daniele Coslovich; Gerhard Kahl

2010-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing statistical tests for detecting soil contamination greater than background  

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The Washington State Department of Ecology (WSDE) recently issued a report that provides guidance on statistical issues regarding investigation and cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination under the Model Toxics Control Act Cleanup Regulation. Included in the report are procedures for determining a background-based cleanup standard and for conducting a 3-step statistical test procedure to decide if a site is contaminated greater than the background standard. The guidance specifies that the State test should only be used if the background and site data are lognormally distributed. The guidance in WSDE allows for using alternative tests on a site-specific basis if prior approval is obtained from WSDE. This report presents the results of a Monte Carlo computer simulation study conducted to evaluate the performance of the State test and several alternative tests for various contamination scenarios (background and site data distributions). The primary test performance criteria are (1) the probability the test will indicate that a contaminated site is indeed contaminated, and (2) the probability that the test will indicate an uncontaminated site is contaminated. The simulation study was conducted assuming the background concentrations were from lognormal or Weibull distributions. The site data were drawn from distributions selected to represent various contamination scenarios. The statistical tests studied are the State test, t test, Satterthwaite`s t test, five distribution-free tests, and several tandem tests (wherein two or more tests are conducted using the same data set).

Hardin, J.W.; Gilbert, R.O.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obstacles to US ability to control and track weapons-grade uranium supplied abroad  

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The United States has exported over 16,000 kilograms of highly enriched uranium for use in research reactors in over 40 nations. GAO learned that the central computerized system used for tracking such exports is incomplete and inaccurate. Intended users also consider it inadequate and unreliable. In addition, three other systems gather information on highly enriched uranium. GAO recommends streamlining and consolidating the information maintained on this material in a more accurate, comprehensive, and flexible manner. GAO believes that reducing the use of highly enriched uranium is a sound non-proliferation objective. A number of obstacles, however, must be overcome if the conversion of research reactors to non-weapons grade fuels is to become a reality in the next few years. In the meantime, US ability to ensure adequate physical protection of highly enriched uranium supplied abroad is limited and international safeguards of nuclear material need further improvement.

Bowsher, C.A.

1982-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Russian oil industry between public and private governance: obstacles to international oil companies' investment strategies1  

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The Russian oil industry between public and private governance: obstacles to international oil, July 2004 Submitted to Energy Policy The low level of involvement by international oil companies by international oil companies in that country. Meanwhile, Russia has become a principal actor on the international

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Numerical Simulations of Upstream Blocking, Columnar Disturbances, and Bores in Stably Stratified Shear Flows over an Obstacle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional, nonhydrostatic, elastic numerical model has been used to study the generation of gravity waves for a stably stratified shear flow over an obstacle. When a low-level wind shear is included in the simulation, we find that the ...

Chaing Chen; James W. Rottman; Steven E. Koch

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obstacles and Call to Action as a result of the Sept. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability portion of the conference.  

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Group 1 Obstacles and Call to Action as a result of the Sept. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability portion of the confer- ence. #12;Group 3 Obstacles and Call to Action as a result of the Sept. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability portion of the conference

Kyte, Michael

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Overcoming Obstacles to Mobility for Apprentices and Other Young People in Vocational Education and Training Final Report  

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This document acts as the final report of the ‘Study on the obstacles to transnational mobility faced apprentices and other young people in initial vocational training and on ways of overcoming them ’ also referred to as the MoVE-iT project. The report was financed and prepared for the use of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture under contract nr 2005-4579/001 PIL-PILOTP.

unknown authors

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of experimental and computed solids motion and bed dynamics for fluidized beds containing obstacles  

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The ensemble- and time-averaged solids velocity field and bed dynamics in the form of pressure oscillations taken in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's (UIUC) atmospheric thin (3.81 by 40 cm) bubbling fluidized bed which contained a simulated triangular pitch tube array consisting of five round 5.08 cm diameter cylinders are analyzed in this paper using Argonne National Laboratory's hydrodynamic model FLUFIX implemented on its CRAY-XMP supercomputer. The bed material consisted of soda lime glass beads having a narrow size range averaging 460 {mu}m in diameter. The fluidizing air was introduced at 39 cm/s. Generally correct solids motion is predicted by the FLUFIX computer program. The uncertainties in the UIUC solids motion data vary greatly from location to location; hence, a sensitivity analysis was performed varying the inlet fluidizing gas velocity distribution. A convergence study was performed by varying (1) the size of the mesh used to approximate the obstacles, and (2) the accuracy of the numerical solution. The authors demonstrate essential grid independence for time-averaged axial solids velocities and porosities for the tubes modeled as 2 {times} 2 and 4 {times} 4 squares and a very tight convergence. Good agreement is obtained for the power spectra of the absolute pressure fluctuations using the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) technique. The computed and experimental major frequencies lie in a relatively narrow range of 2-3 Hz. Computer animations of the computer simulations qualitatively visualize features of the bed dynamics including bubble formation from the tubes, bed expansion and collapse and side-to-side sloshing. Solids motion and the associated bed dynamics are the key to understanding the erosion processes in fluidized-bed combustors. 7 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

Lyczkowski, R.W.; Gamwo, I.K.; Dobran, F. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Ai, Y.H.; Chao, B.T.; Chen, M.M. (Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (USA). Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utah Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 15 to 500 ppm Sulfur Stocks ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Utah Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 15 to 500 ppm Sulfur Stocks at Refineries, Bulk Terminals, and Natural Gas Plants (Thousand Barrels)

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Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl | U.S. DOE Office of...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Ohio Regions Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl National Science Bowl (NSB) NSB Home About NSB High School High School Students High School Coaches High School Regionals...

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EIS-0375: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and  

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

5: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive 5: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Department of Energy GTCC-like Waste EIS-0375: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Department of Energy GTCC-like Waste EIS-0375: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Department of Energy GTCC-like Waste Summary This EIS evaluates the reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts associated with the proposed development, operation, and long-term management of a disposal facility or facilities for Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste and GTCC-like waste. The Environmental Protection Agency is a cooperating agency in the preparation of this EIS. The EIS evaluates potential impacts from the construction and operation of

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Seeking Greater Influence in the World of Low-Energy Buildings | Department  

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

Seeking Greater Influence in the World of Low-Energy Buildings Seeking Greater Influence in the World of Low-Energy Buildings Seeking Greater Influence in the World of Low-Energy Buildings July 23, 2010 - 4:03pm Addthis Cindy Regnier, low-energy building designer Cindy Regnier, low-energy building designer Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs After 13 years of working in the private sector as a designer of low-energy buildings, Cindy Regnier felt that she wanted to have a bigger impact. Making a single school or data center or housing complex more energy efficient was satisfying, but Regnier wanted to influence things on an even greater scale. When the Department of Energy started announcing last year ambitious Recovery Act-funded programs to promote energy efficiency in the building

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Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Jump to: navigation, search Name Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Partner Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂĽr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, National Energy Commission Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Economic Development, Greenhouse Gas Topics Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Macroeconomic, Finance, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -Roadmap Website http://www.worldwatch.org/ener Program Start 2010 Program End 2013 Country Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean References Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles[1] Overview "Launched in spring 2010, Worldwatch's Caribbean project is partnering

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Dominican Republic-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Dominican Republic-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Dominican Republic-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Jump to: navigation, search Name Dominican- Republic-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Partner Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂĽr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, National Energy Commission Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Economic Development, Greenhouse Gas Topics Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Macroeconomic, Finance, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -Roadmap Website http://www.worldwatch.org/ener Program Start 2010 Program End 2013 Country Dominican Republic Caribbean References Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles[1] Overview "Launched in spring 2010, Worldwatch's Caribbean project is partnering

95

DOE to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level Waste Disposal  

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

to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level Waste to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level Waste Disposal DOE to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level Waste Disposal July 20, 2007 - 2:55pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it will evaluate disposal options for Greater Than Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste (LLW) generated from the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, medical activities and nuclear research. DOE delivered to the Federal Register this week a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will evaluate how and where to safely dispose of GTCC LLW that is currently stored at commercial nuclear power plants and other generator sites across the country. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires DOE to report to Congress on its evaluation of

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Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State  

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

Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Government Officials. November 2009 Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Government Officials. November 2009 The National Council on Electricity Policy (National Council) is a unique venture between the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA). Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Government Officials. November 2009 More Documents & Publications Statement of Patricia Hoffman, Acting Assistant Director for Electricity

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Characterizing the fabric of the urban environment: A case study of Greater Houston, Texas  

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Study of Greater Houston, Texas * Leanna Shea Rose, HashemA Case Study of Houston, Texas * Leanna Shea Rose, Hashemdata from University of Texas and land-use/land-cover (LULC)

Rose, Leanna Shea; Akbari, Hashem; Taha, Haider

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Empirical Analysis of Intraseasonal Climate Variability over the Greater Horn of Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the intraseasonal climate variability over the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) during the rainy season of October–December (OND). The investigation is primarily based on empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis of the pentad ...

Jared H. Bowden; Fredrick H. M. Semazzi

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of multifamily development on single family home prices in the Greater Boston Area  

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The impact of large, multifamily developments on nearby single-family home prices was tested in five towns in the Greater Boston Area. Case studies that had recent multifamily developments built near transit nodes or town ...

Schuur, Arah (Arah Louise Adele)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Suppression and Dissipation of Weak Tornadoes in Metropolitan Areas: A Case Study of Greater London  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Examination of the distribution of property-damaging tornadoes which have occurred in and around Greater London since 1830 reveals that the inner parts of the metropolis have experienced relatively few tornadoes during the past 150 years compared ...

Derek M. Elsom; G. Terence Meaden

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE, IAEA Partner for Greater Access to Nuclear Energy R&D  

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October 27, 2009 DOE, IAEA Partner for Greater Access to Nuclear Energy R&D Oak Ridge, TN - The findings from years of nuclear energy research supported by the Department of Energy...

102

VOC and O3 Distributions over the Densely Populated Area of Greater Athens, Greece  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The horizontal and vertical distributions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ozone (O3) concentrations within the lower troposphere over the greater Athens area, Greece, under sea-breeze conditions were studied. Furthermore, an attempt was ...

Helena A. Flocas; Vasiliki D. Assimakopoulos; Costas G. Helmis; Hans Güsten

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE, IAEA Partner for Greater Access to Nuclear Energy R&D | OSTI, US Dept  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

DOE, IAEA Partner for Greater Access to Nuclear Energy R&D DOE, IAEA Partner for Greater Access to Nuclear Energy R&D NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Cathey Daniels, (865) 576-9539 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2009 DOE, IAEA Partner for Greater Access to Nuclear Energy R&D Oak Ridge, TN - The findings from years of nuclear energy research supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) and predecessor agencies are being made searchable on the World Wide Web, due to a collaborative project between DOE and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). By adding valuable nuclear-related research to the online collections of both the DOE and the IAEA, access to this knowledge by researchers, academia and the public interested in the peaceful aspects of nuclear energy is greatly facilitated. As part of its knowledge preservation mandate, the IAEA, through the

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Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLW) | Department of  

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

Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLW) Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLW) A transuranic (TRU) waste shipment makes its way to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M. A transuranic (TRU) waste shipment makes its way to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M. On February 17, 2011, DOE issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) and GTCC-Like Waste (Draft EIS, DOE/EIS-0375D) for public review and comment. DOE is inviting public comments on this Draft EIS during a 120-day public comment period, from the date of publication of the EIS's Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. During the comment

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Greater Cincinnati Regional High School Science Bowl | U.S. DOE Office of  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Greater Cincinnati Regional Greater Cincinnati Regional High School Science Bowl National Science Bowl® (NSB) NSB Home About High School High School Students High School Coaches High School Regionals High School Rules, Forms, and Resources Middle School Attending National Event Volunteers 2013 Competition Results News Media WDTS Home Contact Information National Science Bowl® U.S. Department of Energy SC-27/ Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: 202-586-6702 E: National.Science.Bowl@science.doe.gov Ohio Regions Greater Cincinnati Regional High School Science Bowl Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Regional Coordinator Information Name: Betsy Volk Email: betsy.volk@emcbc.doe.gov Regional Event Information Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Maximum Number of Teams: 24

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class  

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

Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste February 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE/EIS-0375D, Draft EIS) as required under the National Environmental Policy Act for public review and comment. GTCC LLRW consists of a small volume of low-level radioactive waste generated throughout the United States as the result of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Agreement State licensed activities, including

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All-Star Skills Competition Rules -2013 Participant first shoots a layup. After dribbling between three obstacles, the player must throw a pass into a first net (or  

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All-Star Skills Competition Rules - 2013 Participant first shoots a layup. After dribbling between between a second set of three obstacles and complete the challenge with a layup or shot. Touching course with a basketball in their hand. When the ref signals, the player will start with a layup

Tipple, Brett

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Green's Function Retrieval from the CCF of Random Waves and Energy Conservation for an Obstacle of Arbitrary Shape: Noise Source Distribution on the Surr Green's Function Retrieval from the CCF of Random Waves  

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Waves and Energy Conservation for an Obstacle of Arbitrary Shape: Noise Source DistributionGreen's Function Retrieval from the CCF of Random Waves and Energy Conservation for an Obstacle of Arbitrary Shape: Noise Source Distribution on the Surr Green's Function Retrieval from the CCF of Random

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FORT UNION COAL IN THE GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, EAST FLANK OF THE ROCK SPRINGS UPLIFT,  

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Chapter GS FORT UNION COAL IN THE GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, EAST FLANK OF THE ROCK SPRINGS UPLIFT 1999 Resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern Rocky in the toolbar to return. 1999 Resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern Rocky

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COAL RESOURCES, GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN By M.S. Ellis,1  

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Chapter GN COAL RESOURCES, GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN By M.S. Ellis,1 G.L. Gunther,2 A.M. Ochs,2 J of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 1999 Resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones here or on this symbol in the toolbar to return. 1999 Resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal

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Disposal of Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste  

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Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste EVS prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for disposal of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLRW). The EVS Division prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for disposal of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLRW) for the DOE Office of Environmental Management. DOE is now finalizing this EIS and is including a preferred alternative. DOE intends that the final EIS will provide information to support the selection of disposal method(s) and site(s) for GTCC LLRW and GTCC-like waste. In general, GTCC LLRW is not acceptable for near-surface disposal. Typically, the waste form and disposal methods must be different from and more stringent than those specified for Class C LLRW. For GTCC LLRW, the

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Jamaica-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles | Open Energy  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Jamaica-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Jump to: navigation, search Name Jamaica-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Partner Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, National Energy Commission Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Economic Development, Greenhouse Gas Topics Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Macroeconomic, Finance, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -Roadmap Website http://www.worldwatch.org/ener

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Solid waste workers and livelihood strategies in Greater Port-au-Prince, Haiti  

SciTech Connect

The solid waste management industry in Haiti is comprised of a formal and an informal sector. Many basic activities in the solid waste management sector are being carried out within the context of profound poverty, which exposes the failure of the socioeconomic and political system to provide sufficient job opportunities for the urban population. This paper examines the involvement of workers in the solid waste management industry in Greater Port-au-Prince and the implications for livelihood strategies. The findings revealed that the Greater Port-au-Prince solid waste management system is very inclusive with respect to age, while highly segregated with regard to gender. In terms of earning capacity, the results showed that workers hired by the State agencies were the most economically vulnerable group as more than 50% of them fell below the official nominal minimum wage. This paper calls for better salary scales and work compensation for the solid waste workers.

Noel, Claudel, E-mail: claudelnoel@gmail.co [University of the West Indies, Institute for Sustainable Development, Environmental Management Unit, 13 Gibraltar Camp Way, Mona Campus, Kingston (Jamaica)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A combined cycle designed to achieve greater than 60 percent efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In cooperation with the US Department of Energy`s Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Westinghouse is working on Phase 2 of an 8-year Advanced Turbine Systems Program to develop the technologies required to provide a significant increase in natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation plant efficiency. In this paper, the technologies required to yield an energy conversion efficiency greater than the Advanced Turbine Systems Program target value of 60% are discussed. The goal of 60% efficiency is achievable through an improvement in operating process parameters for both the combustion turbine and steam turbine, raising the rotor inlet temperature to 2,600 F (1,427 C), incorporation of advanced cooling techniques in the combustion turbine expander, and utilization of other cycle enhancements obtainable through greater integration between the combustion turbine and steam turbine.

Briesch, M.S.; Bannister, R.L.; Diakunchak, I.S.; Huber, D.J. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Orlando, FL (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Economic Impacts of Electric Drive Vehicles and Technologies: Case Study of the Greater Cleveland Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which combine desirable aspects of battery electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, offer owners the advantages of increased fuel efficiency and lower annual fuel bills without concern for dead batteries, long recharge time, or limited range. This study examines the potential regional economic impacts due to increasing electric transportation in the Greater Cleveland Area (GCA). By applying regional input-output (RIO) analysis, the study determines the imp...

2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

116

Criteria for greater confinement of radioactive wastes at arid western sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document provides a set of criteria and standards for greater confinement disposal (CCD) of low-level waste as an alternative to shallow land burial or deep geologic disposal for certain types of waste. The criteria and standards are discussed relative to seven major areas: radiation exposure protection, characterization of waste, transportation and handling, site selection, engineering, general facility requirements, and administration. The document addresses the objectives or goals of burial at intermediate depths to provide greater confinement, and its advantages and disadvantages compared to shallow land burial. Additionally, the document describes a generic greater confinement disposal facility (GCDF), and discusses as well as evaluates the various interrelating factors which must be considered in the selection of a viable site and in the development of GCDF design and performance criteria. Methods are developed for evaluating and ranking the importance of the factors based on health and safety, their potential impact on cost, and the uncertainty and/or difficulty in measurement and control of the factors. It also provides the methodology and analysis used to determine the various site-specific waste concentration acceptance standards (in the form of area disposal concentration limits) as well as design and engineering standards. It also illustrates the methodology used to determine the optimal or preferred depth of disposal under expected arid site conditions and alternative wet or irrigated site conditions. In addition, an example calculation demonstrates the application of the waste area concentration limits at an arid or humid GDF in determining the allowable waste inventory capacity of a particular site and the loading capacity of a waste disposal cell.

Card, D.H.; Hunter, P.H.; Adam, J.A.; White, R.B.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Beyond the Inventory: An Interagency Collaboration to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Greater Yellowstone Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As one of the largest, intact ecosystems in the continental United States, land managers within the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) have recognized the importance of compiling and understanding agency greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The 10 Federal units within the GYA have taken an active role in compiling GHG inventories on a unit- and ecosystem-wide level, setting goals for GHG mitigation, and identifying mitigation strategies for achieving those goals. This paper details the processes, methodologies, challenges, solutions, and lessons learned by the 10 Federal units within the GYA throughout this ongoing effort.

Kandt, A.; Hotchkiss, E.; Fiebig, M.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Interim Storage of Greater than Class C Low Level Waste, Rev. 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report serves as a guideline for the safe, interim on-site storage of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) that exceeds the activity limitations for near-surface disposal set forth in 10 CFR 61.55. The nuclear industry refers to this waste as "greater than Class C (GTTC) waste" as it exceeds the Class C limits in the referenced regulation. At the present time, there is no licensed disposal facility for GTCC waste in the United States . This situation forces commercial nuclear reactors to store it on si...

2003-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Activities of ?-ray emitting isotopes in rainwater from Greater Sudbury, Canada following the Fukushima incident  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report the activity measured in rainwater samples collected in the Greater Sudbury area of eastern Canada on 3, 16, 20, and 26 April 2011. The samples were gamma-ray counted in a germanium detector and the isotopes 131I and 137Cs, produced by the fission of 235U, and 134Cs, produced by neutron capture on 133Cs, were observed at elevated levels compared to a reference sample of ice-water. These elevated activities are ascribed to the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex in Japan that followed the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The activity levels observed at no time presented health concerns.

B. T. Cleveland; F. A. Duncan; I. T. Lawson; N. J. T. Smith; E. Vazquez-Jauregui

2012-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

120

Draft Greater Than Class C EIS Public Hearings to Come to Pasco, WA and  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

The United States Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLRW). The EIS evaluates potential alternatives involving various disposal methods for application at six federally owned sites and generic commercial sites. (See Overview Below). The United States Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLRW). The EIS evaluates potential alternatives involving various disposal methods for application at six federally owned sites and generic commercial sites. (See Overview Below). Upcoming Public Hearings DOE will hold hearings in the following locations on the following dates and times. Las Vegas, NV Desert Research Institute - Frank Rodgers Building 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 May 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m.�9:30 p.m. Idaho Falls, ID Shilo Inn Suites Hotel 780 Lindsay Boulevard, Idaho Falls, ID 83402 May 11, 2011, 5:30 p.m.�9:30 p.m.

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121

Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Strategy report and institutional plan  

SciTech Connect

This document contains two parts. Part I, Greater-Than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Strategy, addresses the requirements, responsibilities, and strategy to transport and receive these wastes. The strategy covers (a) transportation packaging, which includes shipping casks and waste containers; (b) transportation operations relating to the five facilities involved in transportation, i.e., waste originator, interim storage, dedicated storage, treatment, and disposal; (c) system safety and risk analysis; (d) routes; (e) emergency preparedness and response; and (o safeguards and security. A summary of strategic actions is provided at the conclusion of Part 1. Part II, Institutional Plan for Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Packaging and Transportation, addresses the assumptions, requirements, and institutional plan elements and actions. As documented in the Strategy and Institutional Plan, the most challenging issues facing the GTCC LLW Program shipping campaign are institutional issues closely related to the strategy. How the Program addresses those issues and demonstrates to the states, local governments, and private citizens that the shipments can and will be made safely will strongly affect the success or failure of the campaign.

Schmitt, R.C.; Tyacke, M.J.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling Greater Penetration of Solar Power via the Use of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

At high penetration of solar generation there are a number of challenges to economically integrating this variable and uncertain resource. These include the limited coincidence between the solar resource and normal demand patterns and limited flexibility of conventional generators to accommodate variable generation resources. Of the large number of technologies that can be used to enable greater penetration of variable generators, concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES) presents a number of advantages. The use of storage enables this technology to shift energy production to periods of high demand or reduced solar output. In addition, CSP can provide substantial grid flexibility by rapidly changing output in response to the highly variable net load created by high penetration of solar (and wind) generation. In this work we examine the degree to which CSP may be complementary to PV by performing a set of simulations in the U.S. Southwest to demonstrate the general potential of CSP with TES to enable greater use of solar generation, including additional PV.

Denholm, P.; Mehos, M.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Department of Energy treatment capabilities for greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste  

SciTech Connect

This report provides brief profiles for 26 low-level and high-level waste treatment capabilities available at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), Rocky Flats Plant (RFP), Savannah River Site (SRS), and West Valley Demonstration Plant (WVDP). Six of the treatments have potential use for greater-than-Class C low-level waste (GTCC LLW). They include: (a) the glass ceramic process and (b) the Waste Experimental Reduction Facility incinerator at INEL; (c) the Super Compaction and Repackaging Facility and (d) microwave melting solidification at RFP; (e) the vitrification plant at SRS; and (f) the vitrification plant at WVDP. No individual treatment has the capability to treat all GTCC LLW streams. It is recommended that complete physical and chemical characterizations be performed for each GTCC waste stream, to permit using multiple treatments for GTCC LLW.

Morrell, D.K.; Fischer, D.K.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

World-Class Energy Assessments: Industrial Action Plans for Greater and More Durable Energy Cost Control  

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This report summarizes recommendations for improving the impact of industrial energy assessments. This initiative responds to the observation that less than half of recommended energy improvements are implemented as a result of traditional assessment methods. The need to rethink energy assessment strategies coincides with industry’s greater interest in controlling its energy costs. The Alliance to Save Energy conducted three roundtables at different U.S. locations during the first half of 2006. These events solicited feedback from 80 people, including energy assessment practitioners, representatives from energy consuming facilities, and government and utility program personnel. All participants in this discussion are interested in promoting industrial energy efficiency and recognize the pivotal role of energy assessments in achieving their goals. The recommendations address the considerations prior to, during, and after an energy assessment. Among this document’s leading conclusions is that the assessment experience need not be confined to a report—it can become a relationship between the assessor and the client facility. Manufacturers across the U.S. are struggling with volatile energy costs. While many industrial decision makers anticipate a solution in the form of lower energy prices, others are investigating the merits of efficient practices that reduce unnecessary energy consumption.

Russell, C.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disposal configuration options for future uses of greater confinement disposal at the Nevada Test Site  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for disposing of a variety of radioactive and mixed wastes, some of which are considered special-case waste because they do not currently have a clear disposal option. The DOE`s Nevada Field Office contracted with Sandia National Laboratories to investigate the possibility of disposing of some of this special-case waste at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). As part of this investigation, a review of a near-surface and subsurface disposal options that was performed to develop alternative disposal configurations for special-case waste disposal at the NTS. The criteria for the review included (1) configurations appropriate for disposal at the NTS; (2) configurations for disposal of waste at least 100 ft below the ground surface; (3) configurations for which equipment and technology currently exist; and (4) configurations that meet the special requirements imposed by the nature of special-case waste. Four options for subsurface disposal of special-case waste are proposed: mined consolidated rock, mined alluvium, deep pits or trenches, and deep boreholes. Six different methods for near-surface disposal are also presented: earth-covered tumuli, above-grade concrete structures, trenches, below-grade concrete structures, shallow boreholes, and hydrofracture. Greater confinement disposal (GCD) in boreholes at least 100 ft deep, similar to that currently practiced at the GCD facility at the Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site at the NTS, was retained as the option that met the criteria for the review. Four borehole disposal configurations are proposed with engineered barriers that range from the native alluvium to a combination of gravel and concrete. The configurations identified will be used for system analysis that will be performed to determine the disposal configurations and wastes that may be suitable candidates for disposal of special-case wastes at the NTS.

Price, L. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Medical Records in the Greater Los Angeles State Veterans Home: A Unique Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care  

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B: Organizational Chart of the Greater Los Angeles Healthhealth information systems to work together within and across organizationalorganizational hierarchy, from the director of GLA to the network director, to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health,

Allison Townsend; Galena Kolchugina

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Effect of Sea Breeze on Air Pollution in the Greater Athens Area. Part II: Analysis of Different Emission Scenarios  

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The Mediterranean Campaign of Photochemical Tracers–Transport and Chemical Evolution that took place in the greater Athens area from 20 August to 20 September 1994 has confirmed the role of sea-breeze circulation in photochemical smog episodes ...

Paola Grossi; Philippe Thunis; Alberto Martilli; Alain Clappier

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

An Analysis of Simultaneous Online GC Measurements of BTEX Aromatics at Three Selected Sites in the Greater Munich Area  

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During two field campaigns in 1993 and 1994, measurements of aromatic compounds [benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m-/p-/o-xylenes (BTEX)] were carried out at urban and rural sites in the greater Munich area. These field campaigns represent a ...

B. Rappenglück; P. Fabian

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

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

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

Sandercock, Brett K. [Kansas State University

2013-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

130

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

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Executive Summary 1. We investigated the impacts of wind power development on the demography, movements, and population genetics of Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) at three sites in northcentral and eastern Kansas for a 7-year period. Only 1 of 3 sites was developed for wind power, the 201MW Meridan Way Wind Power Facility at the Smoky Hills site in northcentral Kansas. Our project report is based on population data for prairie chickens collected during a 2-year preconstruction period (2007-2008), a 3-year postconstruction period (2009-2011) and one final year of lek surveys (2012). Where relevant, we present preconstruction data from our field studies at reference sites in the northern Flint Hills (2007-2009) and southern Flint Hills (2006-2008). 2. We addressed seven potential impacts of wind power development on prairie chickens: lek attendance, mating behavior, use of breeding habitat, fecundity rates, natal dispersal, survival rates, and population numbers. Our analyses of pre- and postconstruction impacts are based on an analysis of covariance design where we modeled population performance as a function of treatment period, distance to eventual or actual site of the nearest wind turbine, and the interaction of these factors. Our demographic and movement data from the 6-year study period at the Smoky Hills site included 23 lek sites, 251 radio-marked females monitored for 287 bird-years, and 264 nesting attempts. Our genetic data were based on genotypes of 1,760 females, males and chicks that were screened with a set of 27 microsatellite markers that were optimized in the lab. 3. In our analyses of lek attendance, the annual probability of lek persistence during the preconstruction period was ~0.9. During the postconstruction period, distance to nearest turbine did not have a significant effect on the probability of lek persistence. However, the probability of lek persistence increased from 0.69 at 0 m to 0.89 at 30 km from turbines, and most abandoned lek sites were located <5 km from turbines. Probability of lek persistence was significantly related to habitat and number of males. Leks had a higher probability of persistence in grasslands than agricultural fields, and increased from ~0.2 for leks of 5 males, to >0.9 for leks of 10 or more males. Large leks in grasslands should be a higher priority for conservation. Overall, wind power development had a weak effect on the annual probability of lek persistence. 3. We used molecular methods to investigate the mating behavior of prairie chickens. The prevailing view for lek-mating grouse is that females mate once to fertilize the clutch and that conspecific nest parasitism is rare. We found evidence that females mate multiple times to fertilize the clutch (8-18% of broods, 4-38% of chicks) and will parasitize nests of other females during egg-laying (~17% of nests). Variable rates of parentage were highest in the fragmented landscapes at the Smoky Hills field site, and were lower at the Flint Hills field site. Comparisons of the pre- and postconstruction periods showed that wind energy development did not affect the mating behaviors of prairie chickens. 4. We examined use of breeding habitats by radio-marked females and conducted separate analyses for nest site selection, and movements of females not attending nests or broods. The landscape was a mix of native prairie and agricultural habitats, and nest site selection was not random because females preferred to nest in grasslands. Nests tended to be closer to turbines during the postconstruction period and there was no evidence of behavioral avoidance of turbines by females during nest site selection. Movements of females not attending nests or broods showed that females crossed the site of the wind power development at higher rates during the preconstruction period (20%) than the postconstruction period (11%), and that movements away from turbines were more frequent during the postconstruction period. Thus, wind power development appears to affect movements in breeding habitats but not nest site s

Sandercock, Brett K. [Kansas State University

2013-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

131

Numerical Analysis on the Contribution of Urbanization to Wind Stilling: An Example over the Greater Beijing Metropolitan Area  

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A decline of surface wind speed (wind stilling) has been observed in many regions of the world. The greater Beijing metropolitan area in China is taken as an example for analyzing the urbanization impact on wind stilling. This study set up five ...

Aizhong Hou; Guangheng Ni; Hanbo Yang; Zhidong Lei

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration  

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find a significant effect of location on TclP p 0.07 within each species ( , ). The cold toleranceF p 6

Watson, Craig A.

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The Effectiveness of Emergency Preparedness Animal Issues Education: Perceived Advantages and Obstacles of Roles Played By Texas AgriLife Extension Service Agents  

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As Extension begins to develop educational program delivery strategies for Emergency Preparedness and Management education, the major challenge will be to establish a culture among county agriculture and natural resources (ANR) Extension agents to integrate this educational programming into ongoing programming to ensure added value to this innovation and its unit of adoption. The attitudes and perceptions of these ANR agents in overall programming efforts will be extremely important for adoption and further dissemination of Emergency Preparedness and Management education to all clientele; therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine what Extension ANR agents perceived as advantages and obstacles associated with the organization and implementation of Emergency Preparedness and Management education and the necessity for establishing local animal issues committees. The study population was Texas AgriLife Extension Service ANR agents. The agents were from both rural and urban counties, in various stages in their careers and various stages of the organization, facilitation and implementation of Emergency Preparedness and Management education and animal issues committee establishment. An online instrument was developed based on a review of related literature. The instrument had 19 total question sets pertaining to the 4 objectives of the study and included matrix, multiple choice and yes/no questions. Questions to obtain demographic information (gender, age, Extension affiliation, years of employment with Extension, and county size) were also asked. Results indicated ANR agents felt Extension should be involved in the organization, planning and implementation of educational efforts in Emergency Preparedness and Management and also the establishment and maintenance of Animal Issues Committees. ANR agents indicated Extension?s best approach would be to help identify innovators, adopters and the resources needed for Emergency Preparedness and Management and Animal Issues Committees. The success or failure of educational programming for Emergency Management depends on the help or assistance that is provided by the key stakeholders and agencies in counties. From this study, it is apparent local stakeholder and agency involvement has been an advantage and obstacle for Texas AgriLife Extension ANR agents in the state of Texas.

Maxwell, Ricky G.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

System for measuring the coordinates of tire surfaces in transient conditions when rolling over obstacles: Description of the system and performance analysis  

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This paper describes the development of a system for measuring surface coordinates (commonly known as ''shape measurements'') which is able to give the temporal evolution of the position of the tire sidewall in transient conditions (such as during braking, when there are potholes or when the road surface is uneven) which may or may not be reproducible. The system is based on the well-known technique of projecting and observing structured light using a digital camera with an optical axis which is slanted with respect to the axis of the projector. The transient nature of the phenomenon has led to the development of specific innovative solutions as regards image processing algorithms. This paper briefly describes the components which make up the measuring system and presents the results of the measurements carried out on the drum bench. It then analyses the performance of the measuring system and the sources of uncertainty which led to the development of the system for a specific dynamic application: impact with an obstacle (cleat test). The measuring system guaranteed a measurement uncertainty of 0.28 mm along the Z axis (the axial direction of the tire) with a measurement range of 250(X)x80(Y)x25(Z) mm{sup 3}, with the tire rolling at a speed of up to 30 km/h.

Castellini, Paolo; Di Giuseppe, Andrea [Dipartimento di Meccanica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona (Italy)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

135

A Methodology for the Assessment of Unconventional (Continuous) Resources with an Application to the Greater Natural Buttes Gas Field, Utah  

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The Greater Natural Buttes tight natural gas field is an unconventional (continuous) accumulation in the Uinta Basin, Utah, that began production in the early 1950s from the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group. Three years later, production was extended to the Eocene Wasatch Formation. With the exclusion of 1100 non-productive ('dry') wells, we estimate that the final recovery from the 2500 producing wells existing in 2007 will be about 1.7 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) (48.2 billion cubic meters (BCM)). The use of estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) per well is common in assessments of unconventional resources, and it is one of the main sources of information to forecast undiscovered resources. Each calculated recovery value has an associated drainage area that generally varies from well to well and that can be mathematically subdivided into elemental subareas of constant size and shape called cells. Recovery per 5-acre cells at Greater Natural Buttes shows spatial correlation; hence, statistical approaches that ignore this correlation when inferring EUR values for untested cells do not take full advantage of all the information contained in the data. More critically, resulting models do not match the style of spatial EUR fluctuations observed in nature. This study takes a new approach by applying spatial statistics to model geographical variation of cell EUR taking into account spatial correlation and the influence of fractures. We applied sequential indicator simulation to model non-productive cells, while spatial mapping of cell EUR was obtained by applying sequential Gaussian simulation to provide multiple versions of reality (realizations) having equal chances of being the correct model. For each realization, summation of EUR in cells not drained by the existing wells allowed preparation of a stochastic prediction of undiscovered resources, which range between 2.6 and 3.4 TSCF (73.6 and 96.3 BCM) with a mean of 2.9 TSCF (82.1 BCM) for Greater Natural Buttes. A second approach illustrates the application of multiple-point simulation to assess a hypothetical frontier area for which there is no production information but which is regarded as being similar to Greater Natural Buttes.

Olea, Ricardo A., E-mail: olea@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey (United States); Cook, Troy A. [Denver Federal Center (United States); Coleman, James L. [U.S. Geological Survey (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development - An Application on Alternative Fuels in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Region  

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The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

Shropshire, D.E.; Cobb, D.A.; Worhach, P.; Jacobson, J.J.; Berrett, S.

2000-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

137

Potential co-disposal of greater-than-class C low-level radioactive waste with Department of Energy special case waste - greater-than-class C low-level waste management program  

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This document evaluates the feasibility of co-disposing of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW) with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) special case waste (SCW). This document: (1) Discusses and evaluates key issues concerning co-disposal of GTCC LLW with SCW. This includes examining these issues in terms of regulatory concerns, technical feasibility, and economics; (2) Examines advantages and disadvantages of such co-disposal; and (3) Makes recommendations. Research and analysis of the issues presented in this report indicate that it would be technically and economically feasible to co-dispose of GTCC LLW with DOE SCW. However, a dilemma will likely arise in the current division of regulatory responsibilities between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and DOE (i.e., current requirement for disposal of GTCC LLW in a facility licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission). DOE SCW is currently not subject to this licensing requirement.

Allred, W.E.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

INTRODUCTION OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO ENERGY  

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.S.ENERGYCONSUMPTION (BTUX1015)** BYCONTRIBUTION Consumption Coal% Petroleum% NaturalGas% OilShale% Hydro&Geothermal% Nuclear

Columbia University

139

Self-interfering matter-wave patterns generated by a moving laser obstacle in a two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate inside a power trap cut off by box potential boundaries  

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We report the observation of highly energetic self-interfering matter-wave (SIMW) patterns generated by a moving obstacle in a two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) inside a power trap cut off by hard-wall box potential boundaries. The obstacle initially excites circular dispersive waves radiating away from the center of the trap which are reflected from hard-wall box boundaries at the edges of the trap. The resulting interference between outgoing waves from the center of the trap and reflected waves from the box boundaries institutes, to the best of our knowledge, unprecedented SIMW patterns. For this purpose we simulated the time-dependent Gross-Pitaevskii equation using the split-step Crank-Nicolson method and the obstacle was modelled by a moving impenetrable Gaussian potential barrier. Various trapping geometries are considered in which the dynamics of the spatial and momentum density, as well as the energy, are considered. The momentum dynamics reveal an oscillatory behavior for the condensate fraction, indicative of excitations out of and de-excitations back into the condensate state. An oscillatory pattern for the energy dynamics reveals the presence of solitons in the system. Some vortex features are also obtained.

Sakhel, Roger R. [Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Information Technology, Isra University, Amman 11622 (Jordan); Sakhel, Asaad R. [Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University, Amman 11134 (Jordan); Ghassib, Humam B. [Department of Physics, The University of Jordan, Amman 11942 (Jordan)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Future. Ad hoc working group report, Key Biscayne, Florida, October 26-28, 1980  

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This report of Workshop I (presented in outline form) by the Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation begin an intensive focus on the energy problems of the Caribbean. The process by which environmental assessments by tropical experts can be successfully integrated into energy decisions is by: (1) international loan institutions requiring or strongly recommending excellent assessments; (2) engineering awareness of total effects of energy projects; (3) governmental environmental consciousness-raising with regard to natural resource value and potential inadvertent and unnecessary resource losses during energy development; and (4) media participation. Section headings in the outline are: preamble; introduction; research tasks: today and twenty years hence; needed research, demonstration and information dissemination projects to get knowledge about Caribbean energy-environment used; summary; recommendations; generalized conclusions; and background literature. (JGB)

Thorhaug, A. (ed.)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Department of Energy-Held Potential Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste. Revision 1  

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A number of commercial facilities have generated potential greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW), and, through contractual arrangements with the US Department of Energy (DOE) or for health and safety reasons, DOE is storing the waste. This report presents the results of an assessment conducted by the GTCC LLW Management Program to consider specific circumstances under which DOE accepted the waste, and to determine whether disposal in a facility licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or by DOE in a nonlicensed facility, is appropriate. Input from EG&G Idaho, Inc., and DOE Idaho Operations Office legal departments concerning the disposal requirements of this waste were the basis for the decision process used in this report.

NONE

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

River meander modeling and confronting uncertainty.  

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This study examines the meandering phenomenon as it occurs in media throughout terrestrial, glacial, atmospheric, and aquatic environments. Analysis of the minimum energy principle, along with theories of Coriolis forces (and random walks to explain the meandering phenomenon) found that these theories apply at different temporal and spatial scales. Coriolis forces might induce topological changes resulting in meandering planforms. The minimum energy principle might explain how these forces combine to limit the sinuosity to depth and width ratios that are common throughout various media. The study then compares the first order analytical solutions for flow field by Ikeda, et al. (1981) and Johannesson and Parker (1989b). Ikeda's et al. linear bank erosion model was implemented to predict the rate of bank erosion in which the bank erosion coefficient is treated as a stochastic variable that varies with physical properties of the bank (e.g., cohesiveness, stratigraphy, or vegetation density). The developed model was used to predict the evolution of meandering planforms. Then, the modeling results were analyzed and compared to the observed data. Since the migration of a meandering channel consists of downstream translation, lateral expansion, and downstream or upstream rotations several measures are formulated in order to determine which of the resulting planforms is closest to the experimental measured one. Results from the deterministic model highly depend on the calibrated erosion coefficient. Since field measurements are always limited, the stochastic model yielded more realistic predictions of meandering planform evolutions. Due to the random nature of bank erosion coefficient, the meandering planform evolution is a stochastic process that can only be accurately predicted by a stochastic model.

Posner, Ari J. (University of Arizona Tucson, AZ)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Confronting global issues: a multipurpose IR simulation  

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This article describes an international relations simulation that focuses on threats of transnational insurgent organizations, the future of the Iraqi regime, and the effect of globalization on foreign policies. It contains both the Simulation Director's ... Keywords: Iraq, foreign policy, globalization, international conflict, international relations simulations, negotiation, terrorism

Stephen M. Shellman; Kürsad Turan

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Greater Postimplant Swelling in Small-Volume Prostate Glands: Implications for Dosimetry, Treatment Planning, and Operating Room Technique  

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Purpose: Postimplant prostatic edema has been implicated in suboptimal permanent implants, and smaller prostates have been reported to have worse dosimetric coverage. In this study we compare the degree of postimplant edema between larger and smaller prostates and examine the effects of prostate size on the dose delivered to 90% of the prostate (D90). Methods and Materials: From September 2003 to February 2006, 105 hormone-naive patients underwent permanent prostate brachytherapy with {sup 125}I Rapid Strand (Oncura Inc., Arlington Heights, IL). All patients underwent pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within 3 weeks before implant, transrectal ultrasound at the time of implant, and both computed tomography and MRI 2.5 to 3 weeks after implant. Prostates were divided into 5 subgroups based on preimplant MRI volumes: less than 25 mL, 25 to 35 mL, 35 to 45 mL, 45 to 55 mL, and greater than 55 mL. Prostate swelling was assessed by use of preimplant and postimplant MRI volumes. Postimplant dosimetry was determined by MRI and compared between the subgroups. Results: All prostates showed postimplant swelling on MRI when compared with preimplant MRI, with a mean increase of 31% {+-} 31% (p < 0.0001). The greatest swelling was noted in small prostates (volume less than 25 mL), with a mean increase of 70% {+-} 36%. The degree of swelling in the group with a volume less than 25 mL was significantly larger than the degree of swelling in all other prostate subgroups (p < 0.003). Transrectal ultrasound significantly overestimates the prostate volume when compared with MRI by a mean of 15% {+-} 25% (p = 0.0006) and is more pronounced for smaller prostates. Although prostates with volumes less than 25 mL did not have significantly worse D90 compared with larger prostates, they had the largest percent of suboptimal implants by the standard ratio of D90 divided by the prescription dose. Conclusions: Although small prostates have the greatest postimplant edema, planning ultrasound at the time of implant overestimates the volumes of smaller prostates to a greater degree than larger prostates, which may minimize the effects of edema on postimplant dosimetry.

Chung, Eugene; Stenmark, Matthew H. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Evans, Cheryl [Department of Radiation Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, Novi, MI (United States); Narayana, Vrinda [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, Novi, MI (United States); McLaughlin, Patrick W., E-mail: mclaughb@med.umich.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, Novi, MI (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Vitrification treatment options for disposal of greater-than-Class-C low-level waste in a deep geologic repository  

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The Department of Energy (DOE), in keeping with their responsibility under Public Law 99-240, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, is investigating several disposal options for greater-than-Class C low-level waste (GTCC LLW), including emplacement in a deep geologic repository. At the present time vitrification, namely borosilicate glass, is the standard waste form assumed for high-level waste accepted into the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System. This report supports DOE`s investigation of the deep geologic disposal option by comparing the vitrification treatments that are able to convert those GTCC LLWs that are inherently migratory into stable waste forms acceptable for disposal in a deep geologic repository. Eight vitrification treatments that utilize glass, glass ceramic, or basalt waste form matrices are identified. Six of these are discussed in detail, stating the advantages and limitations of each relative to their ability to immobilize GTCC LLW. The report concludes that the waste form most likely to provide the best composite of performance characteristics for GTCC process waste is Iron Enriched Basalt 4 (IEB4).

Fullmer, K.S.; Fish, L.W.; Fischer, D.K.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions via landfill gas management in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the feasibility of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases by collection, flaring, and possibly beneficially using the gas from landfills in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina (GBA). Another purpose was to prepare a proposal to the US Initiative on Joint Implementation (USIJI) for a project to collect and possibly use the landfill gas (LFG). The project was carried out from September 30, 1997 through September 30, 1998. Collection and flaring of gas is feasible provided private firms have sufficient incentive to obtain greenhouse gas emission reduction benefits. The value of those benefits that would be required to motivate funding of an LFG management project was not explicitly determined. However, one independent power producer has expressed an interest in funding the first phase of the proposed project and paid for a detailed feasibility study which was conducted in August and September of 1998. As a result of this project, a proposal was submitted to the USIJI Evaluation Panel in June, 1998. In August, 1998, an office was established for reviewing and approving joint implementation proposals. The proposal is currently under review by that office.

Jones, D.B.

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictability of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index in Kenya and Potential Applications as an Indicator of Rift Valley Fever Outbreaks in the Greater Horn of Africa  

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In this paper the progress made in producing predictions of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) over Kenya in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) for the October–December (OND) season is discussed. Several studies have identified a ...

Matayo Indeje; M. Neil Ward; Laban J. Ogallo; Glyn Davies; Maxx Dilley; Assaf Anyamba

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperate Mountain Glacier-Melting Rates for the Period 2001–30: Estimates from Three Coupled GCM Simulations for the Greater Himalayas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The temperate glaciers in the greater Himalayas (GH) and the neighboring region contribute to the freshwater supply for almost one-half of the people on earth. Under global warming conditions, the GH glaciers may melt more rapidly than high-...

Diandong Ren; David J. Karoly; Lance M. Leslie

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

EIS-0375: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Department of Energy GTCC-like Waste  

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

This EIS evaluates the reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts associated with the proposed development, operation, and long-term management of a disposal facility or facilities for Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste and GTCC-like waste. The Environmental Protection Agency is a cooperating agency in the preparation of this EIS.

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Optimum Cycle Length and Discharge Burnup for Nuclear Fuel: Phase II: Results Achievable with Enrichments Greater than 5 w/o  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Core reload design and economic analyses show that both pressurized water reactors (PWRs) and boiling water reactors (BWRs) can derive significant benefits by increasing their discharge burnups above the currently licensed values. Phase I of this study demonstrated that achieving optimum economics requires fuel with enrichments greater than the current limit of 5 w/o. Results from the current Phase II study show that fuel with higher enrichments (up to 6 w/o) further reduces costs and increases burnups i...

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of overt letter verbal fluency using a clustered acquisition sequence: greater anterior cingulate activation with increased task demand  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Regional cerebral activation during a cognitive task can vary with task demand and task performance. In a functional magnetic resonance imaging study, we examined the effect of manipulating task demand on activation during verbal fluency by using “easy ” and “hard ” letters. A “clustered ” image acquisition sequence allowed overt verbal responses to be made in the absence of scanner noise which facilitated “online” measurement of task performance. Eleven righthanded, healthy male volunteers participated. Twice as many errors were produced with hard as with easy letters (20.8 ? 13.6 and 10.1 ? 10.7 % errors, respectively). For both conditions, the distribution of regional activation was comparable to that reported in studies of covert verbal fluency, but with greater engagement of subcortical areas. The hard condition was associated with greater dorsal anterior cingulate activation than the easy condition. This may reflect the greater demands of the former, particularly in terms of arousal responses with increased task difficulty and the monitoring of potential response errors. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA)

Cynthia H. Y. Fu; Kevin Morgan; John Suckling; Steve C. R. Williams; Chris Andrew; Goparlen N. Vythelingum; Philip K. Mcguire

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NSLS Industrial User Enhancement Plan The overall goal of this plan for enhancing the NSLS Industrial Users' Program is to encourage greater  

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Industrial User Enhancement Plan Industrial User Enhancement Plan The overall goal of this plan for enhancing the NSLS Industrial Users' Program is to encourage greater use of synchrotron tools by industry researchers, improve access to NSLS beamlines by industrial researchers, and facilitate research collaborations between industrial researchers and NSLS staff, as well as researchers from university and government laboratories. The implementation of this plan will also involve modifications of the existing user access policy. The plan includes the following major elements: Improve the NSLS proposal review system: ď‚· Proposal rating review criteria has been modified to reflect the importance of technology

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Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization. Appendix A-1: Nuclear utility data outputs from the GNUPS database  

SciTech Connect

The Greater-Than-Class C Nuclear Utility Projections System (GNUPS) was developed as a database for the GTCC LLW Program to estimate future volumes and radionuclide activities of nuclear utility GTCC LLW. Detailed printouts from the GNUPS database are presented in this appendix. The GNUPS projects nuclear utility volumes and activities for three cases: low, base, and high. In addition, the projections can be adjusted to account for the effects of packaging, concentration averaging, and plant operating lifetime. A brief description of how the GNUPS performs calculations of volumes and activities is given.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Fuzzy truck control scheme for obstacle avoidance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

for many years in the hope of achieving human-like performance. One of these ..... sured and compared perhaps using mean-square error criteria. Intuitively ...

156

Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of a hard cooked egg as a garnish easily meets this protein requirement. Each meal should furnish about one garnishes. ' ~ Here are a few simple garnishes which may be added. , ~ Hard cooked eggs . halved, quartered garnish. Serve blueberries and raspberries whole. · Dark sweet cherries with stems on, tiny bunches

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CHP in NYC: Obstacles and Opportunities  

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goal a challenge. Dr. Hammer will also discuss other work taking place at his center related to microgrids, demand response, and buildings-related energy efficiency initiatives...

158

Obstacles to High-Dimensional Particle Filtering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Particle filters are ensemble-based assimilation schemes that, unlike the ensemble Kalman filter, employ a fully nonlinear and non-Gaussian analysis step to compute the probability distribution function (pdf) of a system’s state conditioned on a ...

Chris Snyder; Thomas Bengtsson; Peter Bickel; Jeff Anderson

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Detection and ...  

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... vehicles from different manufacturers and to ... for Automated Guided Vehicle Safety Standards ... Control of Manufacturing Vehicles Research Towards ...

2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

160

Planning and obstacle avoidance in mobile robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper focuses on the navigation subsystem of a mobile robot which operates in human environments to carry out different tasks, such as transporting waste in hospitals or escorting people in exhibitions. The paper describes a hybrid approach (Roaming ... Keywords: Autonomous navigation, Hybrid architectures, Mobile robots, Planning, Reactive and local methods

Antonio Sgorbissa; Renato Zaccaria

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste transportation regulations and requirements study. National Low-Level Waste Management Program  

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The purpose of this report is to identify the regulations and requirements for transporting greater-than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and to identify planning activities that need to be accomplished in preparation for transporting GTCC LLW. The regulations and requirements for transporting hazardous materials, of which GTCC LLW is included, are complex and include several Federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes. This report is divided into five sections and three appendices. Section 1 introduces the report. Section 2 identifies and discusses the transportation regulations and requirements. The regulations and requirements are divided into Federal, state, local government, and Indian tribes subsections. This report does not identify the regulations or requirements of specific state, local government, and Indian tribes, since the storage, treatment, and disposal facility locations and transportation routes have not been specifically identified. Section 3 identifies the planning needed to ensure that all transportation activities are in compliance with the regulations and requirements. It is divided into (a) transportation packaging; (b) transportation operations; (c) system safety and risk analysis, (d) route selection; (e) emergency preparedness and response; and (f) safeguards and security. This section does not provide actual planning since the details of the Department of Energy (DOE) GTCC LLW Program have not been finalized, e.g., waste characterization and quantity, storage, treatment and disposal facility locations, and acceptance criteria. Sections 4 and 5 provide conclusions and referenced documents, respectively.

Tyacke, M.; Schmitt, R.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Confrontation, comparison and reconstruction of the walled city of Shahjahanabad  

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Cities offer a platform for cultural, social, physical and economic co-existence and conflict. Many traditional cities of India, which were conceived on the basis of relative autonomy of the existing societal structure, ...

Singh, Ajit, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Naming the Dead — Confronting the Realities of Rapid ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... with sterile distilled water and 100% ethanol and air ... should provide limited access to the work areas for ... 3. Lab Design Separation of pre-PCR and ...

2004-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

164

Confronting Models with Data: The GEWEX Cloud Systems Study  

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The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Cloud System Study (GCSS) was organized to promote the development of improved parameterizations of cloud systems for use in climate and numerical weather prediction models, with an emphasis on ...

David Randall; Steven Krueger; Christopher Bretherton; Judith Curry; Peter Duynkerke; Mitchell Moncrieff; Brian Ryan; David Starr; Martin Miller; William Rossow; George Tselioudis; Bruce Wielicki

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Confronting mass-varying neutrinos with MiniBooNE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the proposal that mass-varying neutrinos could provide an explanation for the LSND signal for \\bar\

V. Barger; D. Marfatia; K. Whisnant

2005-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

166

The Effect of Congress' Mandate to Create Greater Efficiencies in the Characterization of Transuranic Waste through the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effective December 1, 2003, the U.S. Congress directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to file a permit modification request with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to amend the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (hereinafter 'the Permit') at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This legislation, Section 311 of the 2004 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, was designed to increase efficiencies in Transuranic (TRU) waste characterization processes by focusing on only those activities necessary to characterize waste streams, while continuing to protect human health and the environment. Congressionally prescribed changes would impact DOE generator site waste characterization programs and waste disposal operations at WIPP. With this legislative impetus, in early 2004 the DOE and Washington TRU Solutions (WTS), co-permittee under the Permit, submitted a permit modification request to the NMED pursuant to Section 311. After a lengthy process, including extensive public and other stakeholder input, the NMED granted the Permittees' request in October 2006, as part of a modification authorizing disposal of Remote-Handled (RH) TRU waste at WIPP. In conclusion: Implementation of the Permit under the revised Section 311 provisions is still in its early stages. Data are limited, as noted above. In view of these limited data and fluctuations in waste feed due to varying factors, at the current time it is difficult to determine with accuracy the impacts of Section 311 on the costs of characterizing TRU waste. It is safe to say, however, that the there have been many positive impacts flowing from Section 311. The generator sites now have more flexibility in characterizing waste. Also, RH TRU waste is now being disposed at WIPP - which was not possible before the 2006 Permit modification. As previously noted, the RH modification was approved at the same time as the Section 311 modification. Had the Section 311 changes not been implemented, RH TRU waste may not have been successfully permitted for disposal at WIPP. Changes made pursuant to Section 311 helped to facilitate approval of the proposed RH TRU modifications. For example, the three scenarios for use in AK Sufficiency Determination Requests, described herein, are essential to securing approval of some RH TRU waste streams for eventual disposal at WIPP. Thus, even if characterization rates do not increase significantly, options for disposal of RH TRU waste, which may not have been possible without Section 311, are now available and the TRU waste disposal mission is being accomplished as mandated by Congress in the LWA. Also, with the Section 311 modification, the Permittees commenced room-based VOC monitoring in the WIPP repository, which is also a positive impact of Section 311. Permit changes pursuant to Section 311 were a good beginning, but much more is need to encourage more efficient methodologies in waste characterization activities for TRU mixed waste destined for WIPP. Although the Permittees now have more flexibility in characterizing waste for disposal at WIPP, the processes are still lengthy, cumbersome, and paper-intensive. As the generator sites continue to characterize waste under Section 311, more data will likely be compiled and evaluated to assess the longer term cost and technical impacts of Section 311. Also, further refinements in TRU waste characterization requirements through Permit modifications are likely in future years to eliminate, improve, and clarify remaining unnecessary and redundant Permit provisions. Continuous improvements to the TRU waste characterization program are bound to occur, resulting in even greater efficiencies in the characterization and ultimate disposal of TRU waste. (authors)

Johnson, G.J. [Washington TRU Solutions, LLC, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, New Mexico (United States); Kehrman, R.F. [Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, New Mexico (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explanation of Significant Differences Between Models used to Assess Groundwater Impacts for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Greater-Than-Class C-Like Waste Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0375-D) and the  

SciTech Connect

Models have been used to assess the groundwater impacts to support the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE-EIS 2011) for a facility sited at the Idaho National Laboratory and the Environmental Assessment for the INL Remote-Handled Low-Level Waste Disposal Project (INL 2011). Groundwater impacts are primarily a function of (1) location determining the geologic and hydrologic setting, (2) disposal facility configuration, and (3) radionuclide source, including waste form and release from the waste form. In reviewing the assumptions made between the model parameters for the two different groundwater impacts assessments, significant differences were identified. This report presents the two sets of model assumptions and discusses their origins and implications for resulting dose predictions. Given more similar model parameters, predicted doses would be commensurate.

Annette Schafer; Arthur S. Rood; A. Jeffrey Sondrup

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Off-road obstacle classification and traversability analysis in the presence of negative obstacles  

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Science in Engineering Sciences (Electrical Engineering) byin Engineering Sciences (Electrical Engineering) University

Larson, Jacoby

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area Â… Weatherization Assistance Program Funds Provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, OAS-RA-11-18  

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

Community Action Partnership of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area - Weatherization Assistance Program Funds Provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 OAS-RA-11-18 September 2011 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 29, 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Examination Report on "Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area - Weatherization Assistance Funds Provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" BACKGROUND The attached report presents the results of an examination of the Community Action Partnership

170

Keeping The Lights On In the New World  

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

Our New World Energy Future Our New World Energy Future DRAFT REPORT Chapter 2 Generation Adequacy Trends and obstacles confronting greater contribution from generation resources Topic Assignment: Woolf 1 , Cavanagh, Smitherman, Gramlich, Weisgall, Allen, Cauley Chapter 2. Generation Supply Adequacy GENERATION TRENDS During the late 1990's and early 2000's, overall base load generation construction declined as generators were reluctant to commit resources to an unsettled regulatory and developing market based environment. In that same time frame, non-dispatchable or variable land-based wind resources began to gain a foothold in mid-western areas. In the U.S. alone, non-dispatchable resources have continued to grow from 2,013 megawatts in 1990 to 16,114 megawatts in 2007.

171

Keeping The Lights On In the New World  

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

The Lights On In the New World The Lights On In the New World DRAFT REPORT Chapter 2 Generation Adequacy Trends and obstacles confronting greater contribution from generation resources Topic Assignment: Woolf 1 , Cavanagh, Smitherman, Gramlich, Weisgall, Allen, Cauley Chapter 2. Generation Supply Adequacy GENERATION TRENDS During the late 1990's and early 2000's, overall base load generation construction declined as generators were reluctant to commit resources to an unsettled regulatory and developing market based environment. In that same time frame, non-dispatchable or intermittent land-based wind resources began to gain a foothold in mid-western areas. In the U.S. alone, non-dispatchable resources have continued to grow from 7,596 megawatts in 1990 to 23,113 megawatts in 2007.

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Anything with an atomic number greater...  

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the known nuclides. The transuranics also share the trait that they will undergo nuclear fission. We'll look at that later, also check the link for more info. But these traits...

173

Promoting greater Federal energy productivity [Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is a close-out report describing the work done under this DOE grant to improve Federal Energy Productivity. Over the four years covered in this document, the Alliance To Save Energy conducted liaison with the private sector through our Federal Energy Productivity Task Force. In this time, the Alliance held several successful workshops on the uses of metering in Federal facilities and other meetings. We also conducted significant research on energy efficiency, financing, facilitated studies of potential energy savings in energy intensive agencies, and undertook other tasks outlined in this report.

Hopkins, Mark; Dudich, Luther

2003-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

174

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Loan Program...  

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

in Ohio and Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky. To qualify for loans, homeowners must receive a http:www.greatercea.orgresidential-energy-efficiency Home...

175

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance - Residential Loan Program...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

in Ohio and Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky. To qualify for loans, homeowners must receive a Home Performance with Energy Star energy assessment, which is...

176

State energy drive toward greater energy independence  

SciTech Connect

Part two of a state-by-state review of grassroots energy conservation developments covers a local energy center at the St. Louis, Missouri library, 10 regional energy management and information centers in Pennsylvania, and a house doctor program of home energy audits in Pierre, South Dakota. Pierre homeowners may have an infrared scan, but must agree to implement at least some of the conservation recommendations to get the free service. South Dakota also has a pilot program to dispense alternate fuel and conservation information in Clay County and a television series designed to teach homeowners conservation techniques. (DCK)

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EIS-0375D: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE/EIS-0375D)(February 2011)  

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

Impact Statement for the Volume 1: Chapters 1 through 8 February 2011 Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE/EIS-0375-D) T H E U.S. D E P A R T M E N T O F E N E R G Y ENERGY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF On the cover: The photographs on the front cover are, from left to right: glove boxes contaminated with GTCC Other Waste, abandoned Am-241 and Cs-137 gauges and shipping shields, and disused well logging sources being loaded into a 55-gallon drum. Draft GTCC EIS Cover Sheet COVER SHEET Lead Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Title: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE/EIS-0375-D)

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DOE/EIS-0375D: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (February 2011)  

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

Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE/EIS-0375-D) February 2011 SUMMARY ENERGY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF U.S. D E P A R T M E N T O F E N E R G Y On the cover: The photographs on the front cover are, from left to right: glove boxes contaminated with GTCC Other Waste, abandoned Am-241 and Cs-137 gauges and shipping shields, and disused well logging sources being loaded into a 55-gallon drum. COVER SHEET Lead Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Title: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE/EIS-0375-D)

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Selected data for hydrothermal-convection systems in the United States with estimated temperatures greater than or equal to 90/sup 0/C: back-up data for US Geological Survey Circular 790  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A compilation of data used in determining the accessible resource base for identified hydrothermal convection systems greater than or equal to 90/sup 0/C in the United States are presented. Geographic, geologic, chemical, isotopic, volumetric, and bibliographic data and calculated thermal energy contents are listed for all vapor-dominated and hot-water systems with estimated reservoir temperatures greater than or equal to 90/sup 0/C and reservoir depths less than 3 km known to the authors in mid 1978. Data presented here is stored in the US Geological Survey's geothermal computer file GEOTHERM. Data for individual hydrothermal convection systems in each state are arranged geographically from north to south and west to east without regard to the type or temperature of the system. Locations of the systems and corresponding reference numbers are shown on map 1 accompanying US Geological Survey Circular 790.

Mariner, R.H.; Brook, C.A.; Swanson, J.R.; Mabey, D.R.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greater solubility usually = greater toxicity Chromium (Cr) Six oxidation states, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the depleted Uranium rejected by the enriching units of our simulation at 0.1% versus today's 0.25 to 0 on the U/Pu cycle, fuelled with a mix of Plutonium and depleted Uranium. Their estimated characteristics/Unloading Frequency 5 years Fuel Cooling+Reprocessing Time 5 years Details of the Fuel (per load): Depleted Uranium 48

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Geothermal energy: obstacles and uncertainties impede its widespread use  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A perspective on geothermal energy's development and potential and a discussion of Federal actions needed to help accelerate geothermal development and use are included. (MHR)

Staats E.B.

1980-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

182

Obstacles and Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers in Today's CHP Marketplace  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Combined heat and power (CHP), which can offer tremendous efficiency benefits to industrial facilities around the country, continues to be viewed as a long-term efficiency opportunity. However, the high up-front cost of CHP equipment and fuel-dependent operating costs have made CHP a difficult sell internally in some corporations. The recent recession and slow recovery have further discouraged facility managers and owners from making large capital investments such as CHP. This paper addresses the biggest barriers to new CHP project development from the perspective of those intimately involved in moving new CHP projects forward: CHP developers and CHP advocates. It identifies economic and financial barriers as the largest common barriers found throughout the U.S. It also suggests ways that CHP developers and advocates can address these barriers, and attempts to overcome them in the current economic context.

Chittum, A.; Kaufman, N.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Obstacles and Opportunity: Turbine Motorization in Refineries Today  

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Steam turbines have been widely used in oil refineries for driving pumps, compressors and other rotary machines. However, in recent years, the authors of this paper have seen substantial turbine motorization projects completed or being planned in the refineries. This paper discusses the key aspects that should be considered in evaluating the feasibility of motorization projects. Based on the literature review and a refinery survey conducted by the authors, the key factors include the critical level of the related equipment, the potential energy savings and capital cost, the steam and power balance in the related area, and the reliability in the refinery's power supply. Based on the authors' experience, the utilities' energy efficiency incentive programs in California also influence the decision-making process for turbine motorization projects. Therefore, this paper includes a description of the utilities' guidelines for fuel substitution projects. In particular, the utilities' three-prong requirements on net source-BTU energy savings, cost effectiveness, and avoidance of adverse impacts to the environment are discussed. Two real life case studies are presented to demonstrate how the above criteria should be applied for determining if a motorization opportunity is economically viable. A discussion on suggested features is also included for prescreening turbine motorization project candidates for better energy and environment economics such as venting of exhaust steam from a back pressure turbine and oversized design of the existing turbine and pump.

Feng, Hua; Liu, Jinghing; Liu, Xiang; Ahmad, Mushtaq; Deng, Alan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Managing stormwater in Watertown, MA : overcoming obstacles to change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As effective imperviousness increases with urbanization, the impacts of stormwater runoff on local water systems and aquatic life are more and more deleterious. Stormwater runoff carries pollutants into nearby water bodies, ...

Chai, Shutsu K. (Shutsu Kindness)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Flying between obstacles with an autonomous knife-edge maneuver  

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We develop an aircraft and control system that is capable of repeatedly performing a high speed (7m/s or 16 MPH) "knife-edge" maneuver through a gap that is smaller than the aircraft's wingspan. The maneuver consists of ...

Barry, Andrew J. (Andrew James)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Dislocation Glide through Non-randomly Distributed Point Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Dislocation Glide through Non-randomly Distributed Point ... Changing the Paradigm for Engineering Design by Merging High Energy X-ray ...

187

Opportunities and obstacles for foreign investors in Turkish real estate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper examines the Turkish real estate market from the viewpoint of foreign investors contemplating entering into that market. Since 2002, the government of Turkey has been implementing an aggressive economic reform ...

Halkali, Hasan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

An Obstacle-avoiding Minimum Variation B-spline Problem  

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We study the problem of computing a planar curve, restricted to lie between two given polygonal chains, such that the integral of the square of arc-length derivative of curvature along the curve is minimized. We introduce the Minimum Variation B-spline problem which is a linearly constrained optimization problem over curves defined by Bspline functions only. An empirical investigation indicates that this problem has one unique solution among all uniform quartic B-spline functions. Furthermore, we prove that, for any B-spline function, the convexity properties of the problem are preserved subject to a scaling and translation of the knot sequence defining the B-spline. 1

Tomas Berglund; Inge Söderkvist

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Insulating gathering lines; Contractor overcomes obstacles on California oil pipelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Isotherm Co. Inc., installed more than 1 million linear ft of fiberglass pipe insulation on 2- and 3-in. crude oil gathering lines at the Belridge oil field in Kern County, Calif. The project, which involved insulating 200 miles of pipeline, was completed in 7 months. In addition to the size of the project and time constraints, the contractor was faced with several other challenges, including scheduling. The way in which these challenges were met are described in this paper.

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1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Overcoming obstacles to lean in a repair operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Over the last three decades, manufacturing companies have come to recognize the value of institutionalizing continuous improvement efforts. Most of them look to Toyota as a leader in this area and have taken Toyota's model ...

Christensen, Daniel D. (Daniel David)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

E-beam metrology:obstacles and opportunities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... is at a maximum at “low” operating energies and falls ... data on radiation damage in organics and polymers As the energy goes up the dose ...

192

Flying Fast and Low Among Obstacles: Methodology and Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Safe autonomous flight is essential for widespread acceptance of aircraft that must fly close to the ground. We have developed a method of collision avoidance that can be used in three dimensions in much the same way as autonomous ground vehicles ... Keywords: Aerial robotics, learning

Sebastian Scherer; Sanjiv Singh; Lyle Chamberlain; Mike Elgersma

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Magnetic Wall Climbing Robot for Thin Surfaces with Specific Obstacles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for inspecting the interior surfaces in gas tanks made out of thin metal sheets. These surfaces were inaccessible here was designed for inspecting gas tanks that are made out of thin metal sheets and are installed and mechanical calculations for robots on magnetic wheels. The chosen concept is described in detail, explaining

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

194

Migration, Wages, and Tradition: Obstacles to Entrepreneurship in East Germany ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For the last decade, the East German economy has been suffering from high unemployment and low economic growth. Policy makers often point to the lack of entrepreneurship as one of East Germany’s main problems. This paper addresses the question of how East Germany’s integration into an established economy, West Germany, may have hindered a fruitful development of entrepreneurship and how this may have affected economic growth. I build a model economy that places Lucas’s [1978] span-of-control model into an overlapping-generations framework. Following Hassler and Rodríguez Mora [2000] managerial talent is defined as a combination of two factors, intelligence and entrepreneurial parental background, and growth depends on the intelligence of entrepreneurs. In East Germany, the lack of entrepreneurial parental background makes intelligence the decisive factor in occupational choice and more intelligent entrepreneurs should contribute to high growth rates. However, three key aspects of its integration into West Germany inhibit this mechanism: 1) the unrestricted mobility of East Germans to the West, 2) the policy of fixing East German wages as fractions of West German wages, and 3) the importance of family tradition for entrepreneurship in West Germany. Counterfactual experiments show that eliminating any of these three aspects leads to more entrepreneurs, less unemployment, and higher economic growth in East Germany.

Zoë Kuehn; Job Market Paper

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Obstacle aware routing in 3d integrated circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Progressive scaling of technology node has serious impacts on the performance of VLSI circuits. A major influencing factor is the dominance of interconnect delay, and its associated effects such as excessive power consumption, signal integrity issues, ...

Prasun Ghosal; Hafizur Rahaman; Satrajit Das; Arindam Das; Parthasarathi Dasgupta

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

The 10 Obstacles to a Successful Battery Recycling Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Battery recycling in North America has reached adolescence. Retailers are demanding ... Role of Recycling in the Life Cycle of Batteries.

197

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES CONFRONTING THE BEIR III COMMITTEE---IMPLICATIONS FOR RADIATION PROTECTION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Y. to the Hiroshima atomic bomb. mental retardation. [42]Japanese atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki [populations. Atomic-bomb data for Hiroshima show that the

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Mirage Models Confront the LHC: II. Flux-Stabilized Type IIB String Theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We continue the study of a class of string-motivated effective supergravity theories in light of current data from the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In this installment we consider Type IIB string theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau orientifold in the presence of fluxes, in the manner originally formulated by Kachru, et al. We allow for a variety of potential uplift mechanisms and embeddings of the Standard Model field content into D3 and D7 brane configurations. We find that an uplift sector independent of the Kahler moduli, as is the case with anti-D3 branes, is inconsistent with data unless the matter and Higgs sectors are localized on D7 branes exclusively, or are confined to twisted sectors between D3 and D7 branes. We identify regions of parameter space for all possible D-brane configurations that remain consistent with PLANCK observations on the dark matter relic density and measurements of the CP-even Higgs mass at the LHC. Constraints arising from LHC searches at 8 TeV center-of-mass energies, and the LUX dark matter detection experiment, are discussed. The discovery prospects for the remaining parameter space at dark matter direct detection experiments are described, and signatures for detection of superpartners at the LHC, with center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV, are analyzed.

Bryan Kaufman; Brent D. Nelson

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

199

Quiet Confrontations: Transnational Advocacy Networks, Local Churches, and the Pursuit of Religious Freedoms in China  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

was often nicknamed "wheat flour religion" (Mian Fen Jiang)the major source of getting wheat flour provided by the U.S.

Wang, Yun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Advocates aim to help nurses be the first medical responders to confront climate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to go back and forth over the potential merits of a carbon tax or incentives for clean technology are huge energy users and lead to more greenhouse gas emissions than standard offices due to on

Klein, Ophir

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Optimizing future imaging survey of galaxies to confront dark energy and modified gravity models  

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We consider the extent to which future imaging surveys of galaxies can distinguish between dark energy and modified gravity models for the origin of the cosmic acceleration. Dynamical dark energy models may have similar expansion rates as models of modified gravity, yet predict different growth of structure histories. We parameterize the cosmic expansion by the two parameters, $w_0$ and $w_a$, and the linear growth rate of density fluctuations by Linder's $\\gamma$, independently. Dark energy models generically predict $\\gamma \\approx 0.55$, while the DGP model $\\gamma \\approx 0.68$. To determine if future imaging surveys can constrain $\\gamma$ within 20 percent (or $\\Delta\\gamma<0.1$), we perform the Fisher matrix analysis for a weak lensing survey such as the on-going Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) project. Under the condition that the total observation time is fixed, we compute the Figure of Merit (FoM) as a function of the exposure time $\\texp$. We find that the tomography technique effectively improves the FoM, which has a broad peak around $\\texp\\simeq {\\rm several}\\sim 10$ minutes; a shallow and wide survey is preferred to constrain the $\\gamma$ parameter. While $\\Delta\\gamma < 0.1$ cannot be achieved by the HSC weak-lensing survey alone, one can improve the constraints by combining with a follow-up spectroscopic survey like WFMOS and/or future CMB observations.

Kazuhiro Yamamoto; David Parkinson; Takashi Hamana; Robert C. Nichol; Yasushi Suto

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

202

CheckMATE: Confronting your Favourite New Physics Model with LHC Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the first three years of running, the LHC has delivered a wealth of new data that is now being analysed. With over 20 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity, both ATLAS and CMS have performed many searches for new physics that theorists are eager to test their model against. However, tuning the detector simulations, understanding the particular analysis details and interpreting the results can be a tedious task. CheckMATE (Check Models At Terascale Energies) is a program package which accepts simulated event files in many formats for any model. The program then determines whether the model is excluded or not at 95% C.L. by comparing to many recent experimental analyses. Furthermore the program can calculate confidence limits and provide detailed information about signal regions of interest. It is simple to use and the program structure allows for easy extensions to upcoming LHC results in the future. CheckMATE can be found at: http://checkmate.hepforge.org

Drees, Manuel; Kim, Jong Soo; Schmeier, Daniel; Tattersall, Jamie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

First-ever carbon denial reflects stiff opposition now confronting coal  

SciTech Connect

Coal, the dominant fuel source for electric power generation in the U.S. - and in many other countries around the world - is facing unprecedented opposition from environmentalists and energy conservation advocates. Growing concerns about global climate change have made it so much more difficult for many coal projects to get the necessary permits to proceed. In October 2007 a new precedent was set for denying a power plant permit on grounds of carbon emissions.

NONE

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

204

HiggsSignals: Confronting arbitrary Higgs sectors with measurements at the Tevatron and the LHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HiggsSignals is a Fortran90 computer code that allows to test the compatibility of Higgs sector predictions against Higgs rates and masses measured at the LHC or the Tevatron. Arbitrary models with any number of Higgs bosons can be investigated using a model-independent input scheme based on HiggsBounds. The test is based on the calculation of a chi-squared measure from the predictions and the measured Higgs rates and masses, with the ability of fully taking into account systematics and correlations for the signal rate predictions, luminosity and Higgs mass predictions. It features two complementary methods for the test. First, the peak-centered method, in which each observable is defined by a Higgs signal rate measured at a specific hypothetical Higgs mass, corresponding to a tentative Higgs signal. Second, the mass-centered method, where the test is evaluated by comparing the signal rate measurement to the theory prediction at the Higgs mass predicted by the model. The program allows for the simultaneous us...

Bechtle, Philip; Stĺl, Oscar; Stefaniak, Tim; Weiglein, Georg

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Solar energy research at Princeton University Universities today bear the same responsibility to confront environmental challenges  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, including ground-source heat pumps ("geothermal"), biofuels for the central power plant, and solar electric in anticipation of increased power demands required by almost two million square feet of new development is not unique in its growth projections, but it is unique in its effort to decrease its carbon footprint

Rowley, Clarence W.

206

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES CONFRONTING THE BEIR III COMMITTEE---IMPLICATIONS FOR RADIATION PROTECTION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki [20]. There is an age-atomic bomb survivors [20] and Marshall Islanders [28] exposed tc nuclear explosions. There is an age-

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Confronting the West: Social Movement Frames in 20th Century Iran.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Iranian Revolution of 1979 received considerable attention from modern social scientists who study collective action and revolution because it allowed them to apply their… (more)

Poulson, Stephen Chastain

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Quiet Confrontations: Transnational Advocacy Networks, Local Churches, and the Pursuit of Religious Freedoms in China  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1995, 2004. Governing China: from Revolution through Reform.British Protestant Missionaries in China: 1945- 1952, N.J. :governmental Organizations in China: the Rise of Dependent

Wang, Yun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Using Writing to Confront Student Misconceptions in Physics Teresa L. Hein  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Physics Education American University Department of Physics 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC at American University in Washington, DC. The pedagogical base for the folder activity comes, in part, from a much clearer window into the students' thoughts and to their level of understanding. Some examples

Larkin, Teresa L.

210

Numerical relativity confronts compact neutron star binaries: a review and status report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review the current status of attempts to numerically model the merger of neutron star-neutron star (NSNS) and black hole-neutron star (BHNS) binary systems, and we describe the understanding of such events that is emerging from these calculations. To accurately model the physics of NSNS and BHNS mergers is a difficult task. It requires solving Einstein's equations for dynamic spacetimes containing black holes. It also requires evolving the hot, supernuclear-density neutron star matter together with the magnetic and radiation fields that can influence the post-merger dynamics. Older studies concentrated on either one or the other of these challenges, but now efforts are being made to model both relativity and microphysics accurately together. These NSNS and BHNS simulations are then used to characterize the gravitational wave signals of such events and to address their potential for generating short-duration gamma ray bursts.

Matthew D. Duez

2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

211

HiggsBounds: Confronting Arbitrary Higgs Sectors with Exclusion Bounds from LEP and the Tevatron  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HiggsBounds is a computer code that tests theoretical predictions of models with arbitrary Higgs sectors against the exclusion bounds obtained from the Higgs searches at LEP and the Tevatron. The included experimental information comprises exclusion bounds at 95% C.L. on topological cross sections. In order to determine which search topology has the highest exclusion power, the program also includes, for each topology, information from the experiments on the expected exclusion bound, which would have been observed in case of a pure background distribution. Using the predictions of the desired model provided by the user as input, HiggsBounds determines the most sensitive channel and tests whether the considered parameter point is excluded at the 95% C.L. HiggsBounds is available as a Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 code. The code can be invoked as a command line version, a subroutine version and an online version. Examples of exclusion bounds obtained with HiggsBounds are discussed for the Standard Model, for a model with a fourth generation of quarks and leptons and for the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model with and without CP-violation. The experimental information on the exclusion bounds currently implemented in HiggsBounds will be updated as new results from the Higgs searches become available.

Philip Bechtle; Oliver Brein; Sven Heinemeyer; Georg Weiglein; Karina E. Williams

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

212

CONFRONTING MODELS OF DWARF GALAXY QUENCHING WITH OBSERVATIONS OF THE LOCAL GROUP  

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A number of mechanisms have been proposed to connect star-forming dwarf irregular galaxies with the formation of non-star-forming dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs), but distinguishing between these mechanisms has been difficult. We use the Via Lactea (VL) dark matter only cosmological simulations to test two well-motivated simple hypotheses-transformation of irregulars into dSphs by tidal stirring and ram pressure stripping following a close passage to the host galaxy, and transformation via mergers between dwarfs-and predict the radial distribution and inferred formation times of the resulting dSphs. We compare this to the observed distribution in the Local Group and show that (1) the observed dSph distribution far from the Galaxy or M31 can be matched by the VL halos that have passed near the host galaxy at least once, though significant halo-to-halo scatter exists, (2) models that require two or more pericenter passages for dSph-formation cannot account for the dSphs beyond 500 kpc such as Cetus and Tucana, and (3) mergers predict a flat radial distribution of dSphs and cannot account for the high dSph fraction near the Galaxy, but are not ruled out at large distances. The models also suggest that for dSphs found today beyond 500 kpc, mergers tend to occur significantly earlier than dwarf-host encounters, thus leading to a potentially observable difference in stellar populations. We argue that tidal interactions are sufficient to reproduce the observed distribution of dSphs if and only if a single pericenter passage is sufficient to form a dSph.

Slater, Colin T.; Bell, Eric F., E-mail: ctslater@umich.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

2013-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

213

From the Editors’ Desk: Confronting Costs of Care at the End of Life  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Street, Suite 2400 PSSB, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA (e-mail:of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA; 2 University of

Kravitz, Richard L.; Feldman, Mitchell D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Greater Sun Center, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Center, Florida: Energy Resources Center, Florida: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 27.718086°, -82.351759° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.718086,"lon":-82.351759,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Greater Carrollwood, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Carrollwood, Florida: Energy Resources Carrollwood, Florida: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 28.0544223°, -82.5131717° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":28.0544223,"lon":-82.5131717,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Product Supplied for Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 500 ppm ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Data may not add to ...

217

Modeling the Variability of the Greater Agulhas Current System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An eddy-permitting, regional ocean model has been used to examine the variability in the source regions of the Agulhas Current on a range of time scales. These source regions are the East Madagascar Current, the flow through the Mozambique ...

J. C. Hermes; C. J. C. Reason; J. R. E. Lutjeharms

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Pages that link to "London, Greater London, United Kingdom" ...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

London, United Kingdom: View (previous 50 | next 50) (20 | 50 | 100 | 250 | 500) Advanced Plasma Power APP ( links) Aldwych International Ltd ( links) AllMerus Energy...

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Greater Northdale, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Northdale, Florida: Energy Resources Northdale, Florida: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 28.104178°, -82.518366° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":28.104178,"lon":-82.518366,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Environmental Science The Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition...  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

the Mississippi to open a fueling facility for liquefied natural gas and to operate an LNG fleet. Funding from this grant covered around 45% of the total cost of the LNG truck...

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Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 500 ppm Sulfur Imports from ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: *Countries listed under ...

222

Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 2000 ppm Sulfur Imports from ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.

223

Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 500 ppm Sulfur Imports from ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.

224

Residential energy survey provides greater detail on many more ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

About 70% of households in California use energy-efficient light bulbs, compared to 47% of households in Pennsylvania. Almost half (48%) ...

225

Tailored hospital supply chain for greater return on investment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The cost of healthcare has been increasing over the past several years. From 1997 to 2002, the average cost for hospital stays increased 24 percent. The increase in healthcare cost can be explained by malpractice law suits ...

Jan, Paul Jenq-Haw

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Semi-Volatile Organic and Particulate Pollutants in Greater Houston...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

of Mexico, the LaPorte Airport site was upwind of most of the nearby petrochemical refineries that line the shipping channel between Galveston Bay and central Houston. EPA...

227

Clean Cities: Greater Long Island Clean Cities coalition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

boards where she contributes her experience and regional ideas for our nation's future energy policies. These include the Boards of the National Clean Cities Coordinators...

228

Greater fuel diversity needed to meet growing US electricity demand  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electricity demand is growing in the USA. One way to manage the uncertainty is to diversity fuel sources. Fuel sources include coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy sources. Tables show actual and planned generation projects by fuel types. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Burt, B.; Mullins, S. [Industrial Info Resources (United States)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

229

Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 500 ppm Sulfur Exports  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Crude oil exports are ...

230

PLANNING FOR WATER CONSERVATION Greater Vancouver Regional District  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in urban areas around the globe, yet per capita water consumption continues to increase. Faced with increasing populations and costs associated with urban growth--related to infrastructure, energy, operation

231

Wetlands of Greater Bangalore, India: Automatic Delineation through Pattern Classifiers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Hydrology, 325, 67-81. Fukushima, K. (1988). A neuralKwan & Cai, 1994), (Fukushima, 1998), (Gori & Scarselli,

Ramachandra, T. V.; Kumar, Uttman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Sonatrach prepares for greater exports of natural gas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Algeria is increasing its capacity to export natural gas in order to reinforce its strong position in the growing international market. The country's reserves are estimated at more than 3.6 trillion cu m. Algerian energy and development policy is based on a rational exploitation of this resource. A liquefield natural gas (LNG) pioneer, Algeria has one of the world's most important LNG production capacities. With a location encouraging export to nearby countries, Algeria has an important place in the world natural gas market and an exclusive role within its trading region. The effort will especially focus on southern Europe. The paper discusses Algeria's growing role in international markets, as well as local markets.

Taleb, M. (Somatrach, Algiers (Algeria))

1993-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

233

Clean Cities: Greater Washington Region Clean Cities coalition  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Capitol Chapter, National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA); Chair of the Audit Committee, NAFA; and Chair of the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Committee, Metropolitan...

234

Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 500 ppm Sulfur  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Working Storage Capacity at Operable Refineries ... Working storage capacity is the difference in volume between the maximum safe fill capacity and ta ...

235

New study sees greater low-level radiation threat  

SciTech Connect

A new analysis of Energy Department medical records has found higher than expected cancer rates among workers at DOE's Hanford nuclear weapons plant, suggesting occupational exposure to low-level radiation may be more dangerous than previously thought. The study, released Tuesday by the Philadelphia-based Three Mile Island Public Health Fund, is important not only because of its controversial conclusions, but also because it represents the first independent review of DOE's long-secret worker medical records. The new study done by Stewart and Kneale looked at Hanford worker health records dating up to 1986 - part of a huge trove of data withheld by DOE from independent researchers until two years ago. In their re-analysis of the Hanford worker records, Stewart and Kneale found increased cancer rates among older workers who were over 40 years of age when exposed. And they said that increased susceptibility of older people to radiation-induced cancer was not reflected in the highly influential Japanese atomic bomb studies because people over 50 years of age were [open quotes]grossly under-represented[close quotes] in the A-bomb analyses, possibly because many bomb victims suffered early deaths from high doses.

Lobsenz, G.

1992-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

236

New field exploration: greater rewards in Campeche-Chiapas-Tabasco  

SciTech Connect

Mexico has overcome many real and fictional tales of hydrocarbon development. However, it is possible that this is only the beginning of something even bigger. If the new hydrocarbon production, based on the exploratory activity, is confirmed. Mexico has started the most ambitious exploratory activity since the oil discovery in Campeche in 1976, and in the west part of the zone. Wildcat wells are being drilled in search of more reserves and lighter hydrocarbons. The theory has emerged that the mesozoic sediments of Chiapas-Tabasco, and the Campeche basins are all pieces of one single trend of geologic continuity, which will constitute one of the bigger hydrocarbon strips of the world. Therefore, this study looks at the past and the new exploratory activity conducted by Pemex, trying to determin

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1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

THE GREATER BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT WASTE-TO-POWER SYSTEM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with oil firing versus 16.7 percent when co firing. The loss-on-ignition was 21.6 percent with oil firing, but only 4.5 percent when co-firing, indicating a substantial reduction in carbon soot formation when co-firing

Columbia University

238

GAO-04-367, COMPETITIVE SOURCING: Greater Emphasis Needed on...  

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

a congressionally mandated study of the competitive sourcing process. For example, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used business case analyses to assess the economic benefits...

239

New opportunities for Boston's Chinatown : turnpike air rights  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Boston's Chinatown is a regional business, cultural and service center to the Asian community in greater Boston area. However, it is confronting serious problems at this moment. These problems can be classified as three ...

Luo, Xiaofang, 1971-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Industrial-Load-Shaping: The Practice of and Prospects for Utility/Industry Cooperation to Manage Peak Electricity Demand  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Load-management programs designed to reduce demand for electricity during peak periods are becoming increasingly important to electric utilities. For a growing number of utilities, however, such peak-reduction programs don't go far enough in the face of new problems and challenges, and hence are proving ineffective or counterproductive. For example, many of a utility's largest customers--especially industrial customers who may be "locked into" seemingly inflexible process activities--have limited ability to respond to load-management programs that employ price signals as a central peak-reduction tool. Moreover, utilities in general are finding that vigorous efforts to reduce electric load can result in underutilization of base-load generating facilities. In these and other instances, "load-shaping," which emphasizes a shift of electric load or demand from peak to off-peak periods and provides for greater customer flexibility, may be a more effective strategy. This paper explains the need for and presents the components of a load-shaping program, and describes Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PGandE) recent experience in designing and pursuing an industrial-load-shaping program. The paper also outlines important obstacles and opportunities likely to confront other utilities and industrial customers interested in working together to develop such programs.

Bules, D. J.; Rubin, D. E.; Maniates, M. F.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This paper examines Japan's diplomacy towards Indonesia during the period of Confrontation or Konfrontasi from 1963 to 1966.  

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of high-quality low sulfur crude oil in the north of Sumatra were also a major draw card for resource-poor Japan. Throughout the 1960s, Japan was consistently the largest purchaser of Indonesian crude oil Asia and Indonesia to Japan George Kennan (Policy Planning chief, US State Department) noted

Banbara, Mutsunori

242

Preprint typeset using LATEX style emulateapj v. 6/22/04 CONFRONTING COSMOLOGICAL SIMULATIONS WITH OBSERVATIONS OF INTERGALACTIC METALS  

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Using the statistics of pixel optical depths, we compare H I, C IV and C III absorption in a set of six high quality z ? 3 ? 4 quasar absorption spectra to that in spectra drawn from two different state-of-the-art cosmological simulations that include galactic outflows. We find that the simulations predict far too little C IV absorption unless the UVB is extremely soft, and always predict far too small C III/C IV ratios. We note, however, that much of the enriched gas is in a phase (T ? 10 5 ?10 7 K, ?/?? ? ? 0.1?10, Z ? 0.1Z?) that should cool by metal line emission – which was not included in our simulations. When the effect of cooling is modeled, the predicted C IV absorption increases substantially, but the C III/C IV ratios are still far too small because the density of the enriched gas is too low. Finally, we find that the predicted metal distribution is much too inhomogeneous to reproduce the observed probability distribution of C IV absorption. These findings suggest that strong z ? 6 winds cannot fully explain the observed enrichment, and that an additional (perhaps higher-z) contribution is required. Subject headings: intergalactic medium — quasars: absorption lines — galaxies: formation 1.

Anthony Aguirre; Joop Schaye; Lars Hernquist; Scott Kay; Volker Springel; Tom Theuns

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Brownfields redevelopment in rural Massachusetts : understanding the obstacles & identifying opportunities for success  

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Remediating and redeveloping contaminated properties represents a mounting national concern. Commonly referred to as brownfields, these contaminated and often vacant or underused, properties present significant environmental ...

Gallant, Darlene E. (Darlene Elizabeth), 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

The Nonnormality of Coastal Ocean Flows around Obstacles, and Their Response to Stochastic Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of stochastic variability upon the wake downstream of a real headland is investigated. From observations taken at Bass Point, Australia, three sources of stochastic forcing are identified and quantified, these being variability in the ...

Christopher M. Aiken; Andrew M. Moore; Jason H. Middleton

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

The online obstacle : a study of African-American enterprise on the Internet  

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Iconic Web companies based in the US, along the likes of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, have exhibited some racial/ethnic diversity among their founders, yet there appears to be a dearth of African-Americans in the group. ...

Lamb, Allen T. (Allen Terrel)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Advancing TOD in Boston's suburbs : advantages and obstacles in the entitlement process  

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This thesis is an inquiry into the feasibility of creating new compact, mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) within existing suburbs. I have focused on the entitlement phase of projects, during which land is rezoned, ...

Simonson, Kristin (Kristin Andrea)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

OBSTACLES, ACTIONS, AND OUTCOMES: LEARNING PROCESS APPROACH TO COMMUNITY MICRO HYDRO IN KALAHANDI, ORISSA.  

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?? Within the context of sustainable rural development and using action research methodology, the researcher identified and addressed challenges to implementing decentralized renewable energy applications… (more)

Vaghela, Dipti Mulrajsinh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

The Nagorno Karabakh Conflict. Causes of the conflict and obstacles to conflict resolution.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Since 1988, the states of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been engaged in conflict over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh. The conflict has developed into one… (more)

Nikkar-Esfahani, Hamidreza

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Proposed roadmap for overcoming legal and financial obstacles to carbon capture and sequestration  

SciTech Connect

Many existing proposals either lack sufficient concreteness to make carbon capture and geological sequestration (CCGS) operational or fail to focus on a comprehensive, long term framework for its regulation, thus failing to account adequately for the urgency of the issue, the need to develop immediate experience with large scale demonstration projects, or the financial and other incentives required to launch early demonstration projects. We aim to help fill this void by proposing a roadmap to commercial deployment of CCGS in the United States.This roadmap focuses on the legal and financial incentives necessary for rapid demonstration of geological sequestration in the absence of national restrictions on CO2 emissions. It weaves together existing federal programs and financing opportunities into a set of recommendations for achieving commercial viability of geological sequestration.

Jacobs, Wendy (Harvard Environmental Law and Policy, Cambridge, MA (US)); Chohen, Leah; Kostakidis-Lianos, Leah; Rundell, Sara (Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (US))

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Size based separation of submicron nonmagnetic particles through magnetophoresis in structured obstacle arrays  

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The focus of this work was on developing a novel scalable size based separation technology for nonmagnetic particles in the submicron size range utilizing magnetophoretic forces. When a nonmagnetic particle is immersed in ...

Annavarapu, V. N. Ravikanth (Venkata Nagandra Ravikanth)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

The practical obstacles of data transfer: why researchers still love scp  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The importance of computing facilities is heralded every six months with the announcement of the new Top500 list, showcasing the world's fastest supercomputers. Unfortunately, with great computing capability does not come great long-term data storage ... Keywords: GridFTP, WAN performance, WAN usability, data transfer, high performance computing

Hai Ah Nam, Jason Hill, Suzanne Parete-Koon

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Decreasing Energy Use by 50% in Swedish Multifamily buildings by 2050 - Obstacles and Opportunities.  

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?? Building sector in Sweden constitutes a major part of the overall energy consumption, making up for around 40% of the total energy use. During… (more)

Shafqat, Omar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Mobile Grid Routing Algorithm in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks with Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile grid provides mobile devices with a high reliability, performance and cost-efficiency. Physical limitations of the mobile devices make necessary the adaptation of the services that mobile grid can provide to the mobile devices. In the paper, we ...

Di Wu; Ning Tong; Keqiu Li

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Biomass energy: State of the technology present obstacles and future potential  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The prevailing image of wood and waste burning as dirty and environmentally harmful is no longer valid. The use of biomass combustion for energy can solve many of our nation`s problems. Wood and other biomass residues that are now causing expensive disposal problems can be burned as cleanly and efficiently as natural gas, and at a fraction of the cost. New breakthroughs in integrated waste-to-energy systems, from fuel handling, combustion technology and control systems to heat transfer and power generation, have dramatically improved system costs, efficiencies, cleanliness of emissions, maintenance-free operation, and end-use applications. Increasing costs for fossil fuels and for waste disposal strict environmental regulations and changing political priorities have changed the economics and rules of the energy game. This report will describe the new rules, new playing fields and key players, in the hope that those who make our nation`s energy policy and those who play in the energy field will take biomass seriously and promote its use.

Dobson, L.

1993-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

255

Lessons from our elders: identifying obstacles to digital literacy through direct engagement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In today's world, technological change outpaces many people's ability to comprehend or trust it, let alone embrace it. It is vitally important that developers of pervasive technology for the elderly are grounded in the needs, experience, and capabilities ... Keywords: community outreach, digital literacy, elderly, gerontechnology

Shreya Kumar, Leo C. Ureel, II, Harriet King, Charles Wallace

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

The Effect of a Group of Obstacles on a Flow and Dispersion over a Surface  

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. Following Thorn's experimental result, J ackson took d to be the height at which the canopy drag appears to act, and then demonstrated that d was also related to the displacement thickness of the total shear stress (which in­ cludes, for a periodic array... in experimental values of zo/ h. These arguments are plausible, but neither Thorn nor J ackson offered any physical picture to underlie this definition of d and the h - d dependence of zoo A solution to all three difficulties described above is to construct a...

Jerram, Neil

1996-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

257

A Simple Reactive Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm and Its Application in Singapore Harbor  

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Autonomous surface craft (ASC) are increasingly attractive as a means for performing harbor operations including monitoring and inspection. However, due to the presence of many fixed and moving structures such as pilings, ...

Bandyophadyay, Tirthankar

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

258

Access to intellectual property is a major obstacle to developing transgenic horticultural crops  

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technologies for targeted crop applications in sub- Saharanof genetically engineered crop variet- ies — such as publictransgenic horticultural crops Gregory D. Graff Brian D.

Graff, Gregory D.; Wright, Brian D.; Bennett, Alan B.; Zilberman, David

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Understanding Farmers’ Forecast Use from Their Beliefs, Values, Social Norms, and Perceived Obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the accuracy of weather and climate forecasts is continuously improving and new information retrieved from climate data is adding to the understanding of climate variation, use of the forecasts and climate information by farmers in ...

Qi Hu; Lisa M. Pytlik Zillig; Gary D. Lynne; Alan J. Tomkins; William J. Waltman; Michael J. Hayes; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Ikrom Artikov; Stacey J. Hoffman; Donald A. Wilhite

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Efficient Sensor Deployment Control Schemes and Performance Evaluation for Obstacle and Unknown Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Deployment is a fundamental issue for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). A well-designed deployment control method not only directly influences the number of deployed sensors, but also influences on data accuracy and network topology. Three widely discussed ... Keywords: Deployment, Evaluate factors, Slow-start, Square-encircled, Wireless sensor networks

Hsu-Yang Kung; Chung-Ming Huang; Hao-Hsaing Ku

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obstacles and opportunities in the commercialization of the solid-state-electronic fluorescent-lighting ballast  

SciTech Connect

The Solid State Ballast (SSB) Program, aimed at improving the efficiency of fluorescent lights, is described. The first generation of solid state electronic ballasts has been developed and the technology has been transferred to the private sector. This report examines the opportunities for rapid dissemination of this technology into the marketplace. It includes a description of product characteristics and their influence on the commercialization of the SSB, a description of the technology delivery system presently used by the ballast industry, an analysis of the market for SSB, and identification of some high-leverage opportunities to accelerate the commercialization process. (MCW)

Johnson, D.R.; Marcus, A.A.; Campbell, R.S.; Sommers, P.; Skumatz, L.; Berk, B.; Petty, P.; Eschbach, C.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Determination of the Strange-Quark Density of the Proton from ATLAS Measurements of the W greater than lv and Z greater than ll Cross Sections  

SciTech Connect

A QCD analysis is reported of ATLAS data on inclusive W{sup {+-}} and Z boson production in pp collisions at the LHC, jointly with ep deep-inelastic scattering data from HERA. The ATLAS data exhibit sensitivity to the light quark sea composition and magnitude at Bjorken x {approx} 0.01. Specifically, the data support the hypothesis of a symmetric composition of the light quark sea at low x. The ratio of the strange-to-down sea quark distributions is determined to be 1.00{sub -0.28}{sup +0.25} at absolute four-momentum transfer squared Q{sup 2} = 1.9 GeV{sup 2} and x = 0.023.

Aad G.; Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdelalim, A. A.; Abdesselam, A.; Abdinov, O.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; AbouZeid, O. S.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Acerbi, E.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Addy, T. N.; Adelman, J.; Aderholz, M.; Adomeit, S.; et al.

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

263

1. World Health Organization. Avian influenza:  

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actions of national and international actors. In the years ahead, the international community will almost certainly be expected to bring its formidable technical knowledge, skills, and analytic capabilities to confront this expanded global health threat environment (9). It would be wrong, however, to forget the many insights that current advances in epidemiology and surveillance have delivered. In fact, should the impetus to finance a global health agenda encounter opposition or obstacles, it would seem easier and logical to strengthen already functional activities. Lastly, the realities and the prevalent policymaking environment have created a trap between a desire to prioritize global health by portraying aspects of it as an existential security issue and the fact that security ultimately might not be the most useful language for describing and institutionalizing the health threats and hazards confronted by societies around the world (10). Regardless of whether a trap has been created, action is urgently needed.

Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Advancing the technology base for high-temperature membranes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This project addresses the major issues confronting the implementation of high-temperature membranes for separations and catalysis. We are pursuing high-temperature membrane systems that can have a large impact for DOE and be industrially relevant. A major obstacle for increased use of membranes is that most applications require the membrane material to withstand temperatures above those acceptable for polymer-based systems. Advances made by this project have helped industry and DOE move toward high-temperature membrane applications to improve overall energy efficiency.

Dye, R.C.; Birdsell, S.A.; Snow, R.C. [and others

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Binary sequences with merit factor greater than 6.34 - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

data set in which the values of and each vary as multiples of . A property of ... data set underlying Table V in order to postulate an explicit for- mula for the value  ...

266

Radiation risk to low fluences of particles may be greater than we thought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

principally on the cancer incidence found in survivors of the atomic bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki-induced cancer has traditionally been estimated from cancer incidence among survivors of the atomic bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. These data provide the best estimate of human cancer risk over the dose

267

Food For Thought: The Social Impact of Community Gardens in the Greater Cleveland Area  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Food for Thought: The Social Impact of Community Gardens inwell documented, the social impact of urban and communityunderstanding of their social impact. Introduction Food and

Flachs, Andrew

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

The market for self-storage in Greater Boston : an analysis of facilities, management and potential  

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The core objective of this thesis was to undertake a comprehensive study of the Boston-area self-storage market and determine where and what to build in order to achieve the highest profitability. The study begins with a ...

DeNunzio, Dustin J. (Dustin James), 1976-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Natural gas liquids play a greater role in oil and gas ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... gasoline, heating oil, diesel, propane, and other liquids including biofuels and ... topping 2 million barrels per day ... 2012. December; ...

270

Workforce Issues in the Greater Boston Health Care Industry: Implications for Work and Family  

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Interviews with more than 40 leaders in the Boston area health care industry have identified a range of broadly-felt critical problems. This document synthesizes these problems and places them in the context of work and ...

Harrington, Mona

271

Workforce Issues in the Greater Boston Health Care Industry: Implications for Work and Family  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This working paper synthesizes critical problems identified by interviews with more than 40 leaders in the Boston area health care industry and places them in the context of work and family issues. At ...

Harrington, Mona

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

272

Residual Fuel Oil, Greater than 1.00% Sulfur Imports from Brazil  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: *Countries listed under ...

273

Residual Fuel Oil, Greater than 1.00% Sulfur Imports from Morocco  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: *Countries listed under ...

274

Enabling Greater Penetration of Solar Power via the Use of CSP...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

high frequency MW changes for automatic generation control (AGC), can be very damaging to power generation equipment." However, these costs can be very difficult to quantify,...

275

Residual Fuel Oil, Greater than 1.00% Sulfur Imports from ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.

276

Recovery of carboxylic acids at pH greater than pK{sub a}  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Economics of producing carboxylic acids by fermentation is often dominated, not by the fermentation cost, but by the cost of recovering and purifying the acids from dilute aqueous solutions. Experiments were performed to measure uptakes of lactic and succinic acids as functions of pH by basic polymeric sorbents; sorbent regeneration was also tested. Performance at pH > pK{sub a} and regenerability depend on sorbent basicity; apparent pK{sub a} and monomer pK{sub a} can be used to predict sorbent performance. Two basic amine extractants, Alamine 336 and Amberlite LA-2, in were also studied; they are able to sustain capacity to higher pH in diluents that stabilize the acid-amine complex through H bonding. Secondary amines perform better than tert-amines in diluents that solvate the additional proton. Competitive sulfate and phosphate, an interference in fermentation, are taken up by sorbents more strongly than by extractants. The third step in the proposed fermentation process, the cracking of the trimethylammonium (TMA) carboxylate, was also examined. Because lactic acid is more soluble and tends to self-esterify, simple thermal cracking does not remove all TMA; a more promising approach is to esterify the TMA lactate by reaction with an alcohol.

Tung, L.A.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Greater Cincinnati Regional High School Science Bowl | U.S. DOE...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

News Media WDTS Home Contact Information National Science Bowl U.S. Department of Energy SC-27 Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P:...

278

Geochem-EZ: a Chemical Speciation Program With Greater Power and Flexibility  

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R H Loeppert et al. , eds, Chemical Equilibrium and ReactionNorvell WA, Chaney RL (1995b) Chemical Equilibrium Models:R H Loeppert et al. , eds, Chemical Equilibrium and Reaction

Shaff, Jon; Schultz, Benjamin; Craft, Eric; Clark, Randy; Kochian, Leon

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Energy impacts of heat island reduction strategies in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada  

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residential and commercial electricity and natural gas ratesresidential and commercial electricity and natural gas rates

Konopacki, Steven; Akbari, Hashem

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

The value of RFID in transportation : from greater operational efficiency to collaborative transportation management  

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This paper assesses the value of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in the transportation forecasting, planning, and execution processes for truckload (TL) and less than truckload (LTL) services. The results show that ...

Guitton, Antoine, 1963-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 15 to 500 ppm Sulfur Imports ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: *Countries listed under ...

282

Residual Fuel Oil, Greater than 1.00% Sulfur Imports from Ecuador  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: *Countries listed under ...

283

Greater than the Sum of its Parts; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (ERBSI) (Fact Sheet)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration Center brings together a diverse group of experts performing grid integration and optimization R&D activities.

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2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

The Potential of Distributed Cogeneration in Commercial Sites in the Greater Vancouver  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

research. 2 Typically, in a combined cycle power plant the exhaust from a gas combustion turbine is routed for commercial customers. Onsite cogeneration plants can supply thermal and electrical energy for 3 The World, cogeneration plants recover `waste' heat for thermal applications like space and hot water heating. Almost any

285

Downhole oil/water separators offer lower costs and greater environmental protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Produced water management can be a significant expense for oil and gas operators. This paper summarizes a study of the technical, economic, and regulatory feasibility of a relatively new technology, downhole oil/water separators (DOWS), to reduce the volume of water pumped to the surface. The study was funded by the US Department of Energy and conducted by Argonne National Laboratory, CH2M Hill, and the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. DOWS are devices that separate oil and gas from produced water at the bottom of the well and reinject some of the produced water into another formation or another horizon within the same formation, while the oil and gas are pumped to the surface. Since much of the produced water is not pumped to the surface, treated, and pumped from the surface back into a deep formation, the cost of handling produced water is greatly reduced. The oil production rate has increased for more than half of the DOWS installations to date.

Veil, J. A.

1999-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

286

From waterfront to watershed : mapping a big idea in the Greater Toronto Region  

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Today, Toronto is revered among Great Lakes' and waterfront cities for its environmental planning: its massive re-investment in water and stormwater infrastructure; protected headwaters of the region's rivers; realized ...

Ciesielski, Linda C. (Linda Claire)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Residual Fuel Oil, Greater than 1.00% Sulfur Imports from Malta  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.

288

Feb., 1958 CARBONFORRIATIONFROM CARBONMONOXIDE-HYDROGEN RIIXTURES 133 550". Thisispiesuniably connectedwith the greater  

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) production of synthesis gas (syngas), (ii) Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor and (iii) upgrading units. Various. (1993). "Reaction-Transport selectivity models and the design of fischer-tropsch catalysts. Computer). "Operating strategies for Fischer-Tropsch reactors: A model-directed study", Korean Journal of Chemical

289

Greater Risk in Coal Supply and Price -- Need to Revisit Coal Procurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although spot coal prices have declined significantly from the peaks reached during 2001, they remain above pre-spike levels. This report provides analysis and perspective on the implications and likely long-term effects of the spike in spot coal prices that occurred in late 2000 and 2001. The report analyzes factors that will continue to exert upward pressure on coal prices over the next several years, key uncertainties relating to the future balance between coal supply and demand, and strategies for ma...

2002-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

290

A Guide to Wildlands Conservation in the Greater Sierra Nevada Bioregion  

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by evaluating roads for decommissioning and reduce harmfulevaluating roads for decommissioning. • Practice sustainableevaluating roads for decommissioning. • Practice sustainable

Shilling, Fraser; Girvetz, Evan; Erichsen, Chris; Johnson, Brenda; Nichols, Pete

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Energy impacts of heat island reduction strategies in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

shingles on a 20° sloped plywood deck, over a naturallyup materials on a flat plywood deck, over an unventilatedup materials on a flat plywood deck, over an unventilated

Konopacki, Steven; Akbari, Hashem

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

EPRI Electric Transportation Analysis & Economic Development Roadmap for the Greater Cleveland Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum has reached a point at which it directly impacts the nation's security and economic well-being. Public policy makers and industry are striving to reduce this dependence in the transportation sector, which remains the largest consumer of imported petroleum products. Electricity has the potential to become the leading energy source to displace petroleum use for vehicles because of its availability, reliability, cost, and ability to expand with U.S. resources as demand e...

2009-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

293

Evaluation of additional data from Bell Creek micellar pilot indicates greater success  

SciTech Connect

In the Oil and Gas Journal, March 14, 1983, a summary was presented of a performance evaluation of the Bell Creek micellar-polymer pilot project. The project review had been funded and published by DOE, Keplinger, and Associates made the project review.

Holm, L.W.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Product Supplied for Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than 500 ppm Sulfur  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

-No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Notes: Data may not add to ...

295

Is an Epic Pluvial Masking the Water Insecurity of the Greater New York City Region?,  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Six water emergencies have occurred since 1981 for the New York City (NYC) region despite the following: 1) its perhumid climate, 2) substantial conservation of water since 1979, and 3) meteorological data showing little severe or extreme drought ...

Neil Pederson; Andrew R. Bell; Edward R. Cook; Upmanu Lall; Naresh Devineni; Richard Seager; Keith Eggleston; Kevin P. Vranes

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Many voices, one wilderness : collaborative conservation in the greater Chicago region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There has been a growing recognition in the conservation community that landscape-scale networks of preserves and habitat corridors are needed to adequately protect native biodiversity. While most of the efforts to protect ...

Bates, Justin (Justin Timothy)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Energy impacts of heat island reduction strategies in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

residential and commercial buildings (residential gas price of $10.84/GJ). .. 30 Table 5.1. Calculation

Konopacki, Steven; Akbari, Hashem

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

East Coast (PADD 1) Imports of Distillate Fuel Oil, Greater than ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

75: 1: 190: 2011: 805: 1: 72: 83: 79: 2012: 463: 2013: 422-= No Data Reported; --= Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual ...

299

Growth and poverty in the urban fringe : decentralization, dispersion, and inequality in greater Buenos Aires  

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This research presents the case of growth in Buenos Aires since the late 1970s, when the decentralization of urban planning powers in the Province of Buenos Aires began, until 2001, when an economic crisis submerged -even ...

Libertun de Duren, Nora R

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Assessment of a Heat Wave Vulnerability Index for Greater London, United Kingdom  

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This study reports on the assessment of a multivariate heat wave vulnerability index (HVI) developed for London in the United Kingdom. The HVI is assessed in terms of its ability to predict whether mortality and ambulance call-out attain above ...

Tanja Wolf; Glenn McGregor; Antonis Analitis

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

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

Beck, Jeffrey L.

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Structural foam-core panels in Northwest HUD-code manufactured housing: A preliminary assessment of opportunities and obstacles  

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This investigation of structural foam-core panels (foam panels) in manufactured housing was initiated during the Super Good Cents (SGC) program. The SGC program limited allowable glazing area because of the relatively high thermal losses associated with most windows. Due to their superior thermal performance, foam panels appeared to be a viable option to allow increased glazing area without compromising the thermal integrity of the wall. With the inception of the Manufactured-Housing Acquisition Program (MAP), however, the focus of this study has shifted. MAP permits unlimited glazing area if expensive, super-efficient, vinyl-framed, argon-gas-filled, low-emissivity coated windows are installed. Although MAP permits unlimited glazing area, a foam panel wall could allow the use of less expensive windows, larger window area, or less insulation and still provide the required thermal performance for the building. Bonneville contracted with the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to investigate the feasibility of using foam panels in HUD-code manufactured housing. This study presents the results from a product and literature search. The potential barriers and benefits to the use of foam panels are determined from a regional survey of the HUD-code manufacturers and foam panel producers.

Durfee, D.L.; Lee, A.D.; Onisko, S.A.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Shared-use Vehicle Survey Findings: Opportunities and Obstacles for Carsharing and Station Car Growth  

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3) Shaheen, S.A. Pooled Cars. Access Magazine. University ofCarsharing, Station Cars, and Combined Approaches.Mandate—Linking Clean Fuel Cars, Carsharing, and Station Car

Shaheen, Susan A.; Meyn, Mollyanne; Wipyewski, Kamill

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Section 111 of the Clean Air Act for Cap-and-Trade of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Obstacles and Solutions  

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27 For fossil fuel-fired steam generators, for example, EPArequirements. 2 9 For the steam generators, the standard re-

Enion, Rhead M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Cortical dynamics of navigation and steering in natural scenes: Motion-based object segmentation, heading, and obstacle avoidance  

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Visually guided navigation through a cluttered natural scene is a challenging problem that animals and humans accomplish with ease. The ViSTARS neural model proposes how primates use motion information to segment objects and determine heading for purposes ... Keywords: MST, MT, Motion segmentation, Navigation, Object tracking, Optic flow, Steering

N. Andrew Browning; Stephen Grossberg; Ennio Mingolla

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

RESPONSE ROBOTS RESPONSE ROBOTS  

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... 44 44 • Terrains: Gravel (P) • Terrains: Mud (P) • Obstacles: Inclined Planes (V) • Obstacles: Gap Crossings: Static, Dynamic (V) • Obstacles: Pipe ...

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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10:55--Building Hope and Confronting Fear: Explorations in Detroit Christopher J. McLaurin, ",,Lift Up the Lad: The Struggle of  

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, University of Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT, United Kingdom Edited by Partha Sarathi Dasgupta, University

Edwards, Paul N.

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Worker rights protection in Mexico's Silicon Valley : confronting low-road labor practices in high-tech manufacturing through antagonistic collaboration  

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Front and center against a backdrop of globalization and the ensuing outsourcing of manufacturing activities to low-income countries, has been a growing interest from scholars regarding the protection of labor rights and ...

Salazar Salame, Héctor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy based performance tuning for large scale high performance computing systems  

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Recognition of the importance of power in the field of High Performance Computing, whether it be as an obstacle, expense or design consideration, has never been greater and more pervasive. In response to this challenge, we exploit the unique power measurement ... Keywords: energy efficiency, frequency scaling, high performance computing (HPC), power

James H. Laros, III; Kevin T. Pedretti; Suzanne M. Kelly; Wei Shu; Courtenay T. Vaughan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Twentieth-Century Global-Mean Sea Level Rise: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts?  

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Confidence in projections of global-mean sea level rise (GMSLR) depends on an ability to account for GMSLR during the twentieth century. There are contributions from ocean thermal expansion, mass loss from glaciers and ice sheets, groundwater ...

J. M. Gregory; N. J. White; J. A. Church; M. F. P. Bierkens; J. E. Box; M. R. van den Broeke; J. G. Cogley; X. Fettweis; E. Hanna; P. Huybrechts; L. F. Konikow; P. W. Leclercq; B. Marzeion; J. Oerlemans; M. E. Tamisiea; Y. Wada; L. M. Wake; R. S. W. van de Wal

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical Records in the Greater Los Angeles State Veterans Home: A Unique Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care  

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medical events due to human error, and save significantand deaths caused by human error, such as wrong medication

Allison Townsend; Galena Kolchugina

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical Records in the Greater Los Angeles State Veterans Home: A Unique Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care  

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Health Care System British Medical Journal (December 2003):are individual clinics within VA medical center departments6, 2006 Sharpe, Charles C. Medical Records Review and

Allison Townsend; Galena Kolchugina

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fall 2010 volume X XI The Stroum Jewish Studies Program is a beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle  

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Guangdong 11 DOGAN BERK Izmir Ozel Fatih Koleji Konak 12 DU SINYI Hangzhou Foreign Language Scho Hangzhou 11

Kaminsky, Werner

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Medical Records in the Greater Los Angeles State Veterans Home: A Unique Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care  

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State Home and GLA Medical Center No false sense of securitysecurity measures are taken to prevent state employees from viewing non-State HomeHome. Full Integration scores highest in the “no false sense of security”

Allison Townsend; Galena Kolchugina

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Sea Breeze on Air Pollution in the Greater Athens Area. Part I: Numerical Simulations and Field Observations  

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Numerical simulations compared with field measurements are used to explain the effect of sea breezes on photochemical smog episodes in Athens during the Mediterranean Campaign of Photochemical Tracers on 12–14 September 1994. The numerical ...

Alain Clappier; Alberto Martilli; Paola Grossi; Philippe Thunis; Francesco Pasi; Bernd C. Krueger; Bertrand Calpini; Giovanni Graziani; Hubert van den Bergh

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaling and Optimization of Magnetic Refrigeration for Commercial Building HVAC Systems Greater than 175 kW in Capacity  

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Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) account for approximately one- third of building energy consumption. Magnetic refrigeration presents an opportunity for significant energy savings and emissions reduction for serving the building heating, cooling, and refrigeration loads. In this paper, we have examined the magnet and MCE material requirements for scaling magnetic refrigeration systems for commercial building cooling applications. Scaling relationships governing the resources required for magnetic refrigeration systems have been developed. As system refrigeration capacity increases, the use of superconducting magnet systems becomes more applicable, and a comparison is presented of system requirements for permanent and superconducting (SC) magnetization systems. Included in this analysis is an investigation of the ability of superconducting magnet based systems to overcome the parasitic power penalty of the cryocooler used to keep SC windings at cryogenic temperatures. Scaling relationships were used to develop the initial specification for a SC magnet-based active magnetic regeneration (AMR) system. An optimized superconducting magnet was designed to support this system. In this analysis, we show that the SC magnet system consisting of two 0.38 m3 regenerators is capable of producing 285 kW of cooling power with a T of 28 K. A system COP of 4.02 including cryocooler and fan losses which illustrates that an SC magnet-based system can operate with efficiency comparable to traditional systems and deliver large cooling powers of 285.4 kW (81.2 Tons).

Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL; West, David L [ORNL; Mallow, Anne M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population increases have not slowed down; Colorado saw even greater growth in 2001 and 2002. What is new  

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of organic materials such as compost and bark. Pollutants are degraded by a natural population). 9. Webster T. S., Devinny J. S., Torres E.M. and Basrai S. S., Microbial ecosystems in compost

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GLASS-CERAMICS IN A COLD-CRUCIBLE MELTER : THE OPTIMUM COMBINATION FOR GREATER WASTE PROCESSING EFFICIENCY  

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Improving the efficiency of nuclear waste immobilization is constantly desired by all nuclear waste management programs world-wide. For high-level and other waste to be vitrified in traditional ceramic Joule-heated melters operated at temperatures up to 1150 C, process flexibilities including waste loadings are often restricted by this temperature limit as well as the need to consider wasteform corrosion of refractory linings and electrodes. New melter technologies, such as the cold-crucible melter (CCM), enable processing up to significantly higher temperatures free of many of the limitations of conventional melters. Higher processing temperatures open up the way for wider composition and processing envelopes to be considered for the vitrification process, including the possibility for higher waste loadings. In many instances the presence of crystals in the final cooled wasteform is not considered desirable within presently existing glass specifications. For some feed compositions in creased waste loadings can lead to the formation of large amounts of crystals, and thus to a significant departure from the ''glass'' state. Nevertheless it is recognized that, in general, increasing the acceptable volume fractions of crystals in the glass offers the best opportunity to increase waste loading, all other factors being equal. In addition, the deliberate promotion of specific crystalline phases by design may enhance the quality of the wasteform, for example by partitioning a long-lived radionuclide into a very stable crystalline phase, or by depleting the glass in detrimental elements. In order to explore the potential improvements by harnessing the higher achievable processing temperatures and immunity to refractory corrosion available with the cold-crucible melter, and after promising indications for synroc-based matrices, it was decided to investigate the feasibility of designing and producing via melting new high temperature ''glass-ceramic'' wasteforms for high level was te immobilization. The INEEL calcines were selected as example feed compositions. These calcines have a wide range of problematic compositions. They either have high amounts of crystal-forming components, and/or components that lead to corrosive melts, and for good measure, the components in some waste types are quite refractory for vitrification as well. The recent DOE High-Level Waste Melter Review Report concluded that, for the INEEL calcine wastes in particular, the CCM could have sufficient advantages over the Joule-heated ceramic melter to justify its evaluation for direct vitrification of these wastes. Based on the extensive ceramic design experience of ANSTO, in collaboration with the CEA and COGEMA for a CCM implementation, a preliminary set of waste forms has been developed that immobilize long-lived waste actinides into highly chemically durable crystalline phases by design, using refractory crystal-forming components already in the wastes to advantage, while at the same tim e maintaining a very good overall leach resistance for the glass-ceramics even after ''canister centerline cooling'' (CCC) heat treatments. This paper presents the results of a 50 kg technological scale test in the CCM of a glass-ceramic formulation for the average Bin Set 2 formulation, at a conservative waste loading of 50%.

DAY, R.A.; FERENCZY, J.; DRABAREK, E.; ADVOCAT, T.; FILLET, C.; LACOMBE, J.; LADIRAT, C.; VEYER, C.; QUANG, R. DO; THOMASSON, J.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary We tested the hypothesis that greater cavitation resistance correlates with less total inter-vessel pit area per ves-  

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was not an artifact of the centrifuge method because it was obtained also with the air-in- jection technique. A safety transition from metastable liquid to gas phase (Zimmermann 1983). At the same time that the xylem must

Hacke, Uwe

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Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Greater-than-Class C Low Level Radioactive Waste  

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

35 Federal Register 35 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 140 / Monday, July 23, 2007 / Notices frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ appforms/appforms.html. Note: NIDRR will provide information by letter to grantees on how and when to submit the report. 4. Performance Measures: To evaluate the overall success of its research program, NIDRR assesses the quality of its funded projects through review of grantee performance and products. Each year, NIDRR examines, through expert review, a portion of its grantees to determine: The percentage of newly awarded NIDRR projects that are conducting at least one multi-site, collaborative, controlled trial. The number of accomplishments (e.g.,

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Case study analysis of the legal and institutional obstacles and incentives to the development of the hydroelectric power of the Boardman River at Traverse City, Michigan  

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An analytic description of one decision-making process concerning whether or not to develop the hydroelectric potential of the Boardman River is presented. The focus of the analysis is on the factor that the developers considered, or should consider in making a responsible commitment to small-scale hydroelectric development. Development of the Boardman River would occur at the five dam sites. Two existing dams, owned by the county, previously generated hydroelectricity, as did a third before being washed out. One dam has never been utilized. It is owned by the city which also owns the washed-out area. The study concludes that hydroelectric power is feasible at each. Grand Traverse County and Traverse City would engage in a joint venture in developing the resource. Chapter I presents a detailed description of the developers, the river resource, and the contemplated development. Chapter II is an analysis of the factors affecting the decision making process. Chapter III summarizes the impact of the more significant barriers and incentives and presents recommendations that, if implemented, will favorably affect decisions to develop small-scale hydroelectric generation capability.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying opportunities and obstacles for the use of solar energy in commercial office buildings in the northeastern region of united states.  

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??The aim of this research was to find the existing challenges to and opportunities for the use of solar energy, in commercial office buildings in… (more)

Mathew, Anju Ann

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advance Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (05/11/05)  

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

775 775 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 11, 2005 / Notices reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this

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Gamma/neutron analysis for SNM signatures at high-data rates(greater than 107 cps) for single-pulse active interrogation  

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We are developing a high data gamma/neutron spectrometer suitable for active interrogation of special nuclear materials (SNM) activated by a single burst from an intense source. We have tested the system at Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Mercury pulsed-power facility at distances approaching 10 meters from a depleted uranium (DU) target. We have found that the gamma-ray field in the target room 'disappears' 10 milliseconds after the x-ray flash, and that gamma ray spectroscopy will then be dominated by isomeric states/beta decay of fission products. When a polyethylene moderator is added to the DU target, a time-dependent signature of the DU is produced by thermalized neutrons. We observe this signature in gamma-spectra measured consecutively in the 0.1-1.0 ms time range. These spectra contain the Compton edge line (2.2 MeV) from capture in hydrogen, and a continuous high energy gamma-spectrum from capture or fission in minority constituents of the DU.

Forman L.; Dioszegi, I.; Salwen, C.

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The Color of Money in Greater Boston: Patterns of Mortgage Lending and Residential Segregation at the Beginning of the New Century  

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1999. “’The Color of Money’ Revisited: Racial Lending1988. “The Color of Money,” Atlanta-Journal Constitution (Nancy McArdle, 2004. “More than Money: The Spatial Mismatch

Campen, Jim

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The institutional environment for B2B e-commerce adoption: a quantitative study of electronics and textiles firms in Greater China and the USA  

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Grounding on the institutional theory and IT adoption literature, we conduct a quantitative analysis assessing the effects of industrial, governmental, regulatory and cultural factors on the initial stages of B2B e-commerce adoption. Our analysis ... Keywords: B2B, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, e-commerce, electronics, institutional environment, textiles

Ling Zhu; Sherry M. B. Thatcher

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A qualitative study of the relationship between disability, access and service provisions on the quality of life of the disabled in the Greater Durban Metropolitan Area.  

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??Disabled people live in a complex world encompassing the same interests and desires that motivate the balance of the earth's population. We have always known… (more)

Konar, Devoshini.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yankee Mine oil seep: New research yields additional evidence of thrusting; original oil volume in the seep was possibly two orders of magnitude greater than previously calculated  

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Mesomic thrusting combined with subsequent Eocene hydrothermal activity have created a regime favorable to major accumulation of both oil and gold in the Long Valley - Buck Mountain - Maverick Springs Range area of northeastern Nevada. Discoveries from ongoing exploration include: Numerous economic accumulations of hydrocarbon associated gold; various thrust relationships from surface geologic mapping and drill holes identifying Devonian rocks faulted onto Permian, Pennsylvanian (?) and Mississippian age rocks; numerous small scale compressional folds and faults indicative of both cast vergent (expected) and west vergent (unexpected) structural elements. Seismic data indicates that oil source rocks, primarily Chainman Shale and Pilot Shale formations, are present to the west in a downdip, subthrust position where hydrocarbon generation and migration would provide large oil volumes to migrate easterly (updip) prior to the formation of the Basin and Range. The Eocene age hydothermal cell which emplaced gold and oil bearing fluids into the Yankee and associated gold mines probably initiated directly below or east of the Yankee area, but certainly not west of it since no hydrothermal mineralization is present in the Yankee Mine 27-23X Well drilled by Pioneer Oil and Gas west of the mines.

Pinnell, M.L. [Pioneer Oil and Gas, Midvale, UT (United States); Anderson, D.W. [Anderson Geological Corp., Westminster, CO (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CALDERÓN, HÉCTOR. Narratives of Greater México: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2004. 284 pp.  

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Borders. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2004. 284 pp. "There areEl New Paso and Río Grande, Texas; México; San Francisco andthe and cultural migrant Texas-Mexican farmworker community

Pérez, Marisol

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot Study of the Effects of Simulated Turbine Passage Pressure on Juvenile Chinook Salmon Acclimated with Access to Air at Absolute Pressures Greater than Atmospheric  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The impacts of pressure on juvenile salmon who pass through the turbines of hydroelectric dams while migrating downstream on the Columbia and Snake rivers has not been well understood, especially as these impacts relate to injury to the fish's swim bladder. The laboratory studies described here were conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District at PNNL's fisheries research laboratories in 2004 to investigate the impacts of simulated turbine passage pressure on fish permitted to achieve neutral buoyancy at pressures corresponding to depths at which they are typically observed during downstream migration. Two sizes of juvenile Chinook salmon were tested, 80-100mm and 125-145mm total length. Test fish were acclimated for 22 to 24 hours in hyperbaric chambers at pressures simulating depths of 15, 30, or 60 ft, with access to a large air bubble. High rates of deflated swim bladders and mortality were observed. Our results while in conclusive show that juvenile salmon are capable of drawing additional air into their swimbladder to compensate for the excess mass of implanted telemetry devices. However they may pay a price in terms of increased susceptibility to injury, predation, and death for this additional air.

Carlson, Thomas J.; Abernethy, Cary S.

2005-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Two Solar-Powered LED Street and Area Lighting Systems: Demonstration Results from Melton Hill Dam and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee  

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Solar-powered lighting systems have developed to the point that they can now be considered as a viable option in replacing traditional grid-connected lighting in many areas. Two sites, Melton Hill dam near Lenoir City, Tennessee, and Habitat for Humanity in Chattanooga served as a unique testing opportunity to investigate the feasibility of LED solar-powered lighting as a replacement for traditional lighting technologies in off-grid applications. In this case study, each site is analyzed individually, but .

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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20 Gy Versus 44 Gy of Supplemental External Beam Radiotherapy With Palladium-103 for Patients With Greater Risk Disease: Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial  

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Purpose: The necessity of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) as a supplement to prostate brachytherapy remains unknown. We report brachytherapy outcomes for patients with higher risk features randomized to substantially different supplemental EBRT regimens. Methods and Materials: Between December 1999 and June 2004, 247 patients were randomized to 20 Gy vs. 44 Gy EBRT followed by a palladium-103 boost (115 Gy vs. 90 Gy). The eligibility criteria included clinically organ-confined disease with Gleason score 7-10 and/or pretreatment prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level 10-20 ng/mL. The median follow-up period was 9.0 years. Biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS) was defined as a PSA level of {<=}0.40 ng/mL after nadir. The median day 0 prescribed dose covering 90% of the target volume was 125.7%; 80 men received androgen deprivation therapy (median, 4 months). Multiple parameters were evaluated for their effect on bPFS. Results: For the entire cohort, the cause-specific survival, bPFS, and overall survival rates were 97.7%, 93.2%, and 80.8% at 8 years and 96.9%, 93.2%, and 75.4% at 10 years, respectively. The bPFS rate was 93.1% and 93.4% for the 20-Gy and 44-Gy arms, respectively (p = .994). However, no statistically significant differences were found in cause-specific survival or overall survival were identified. When stratified by PSA level of {<=}10 ng/mL vs. >10 ng/mL, Gleason score, or androgen deprivation therapy, no statistically significant differences in bPFS were discerned between the two EBRT regimens. On multivariate analysis, bPFS was most closely related to the preimplant PSA and clinical stage. For patients with biochemically controlled disease, the median PSA level was <0.02 ng/mL. Conclusion: The results of the present trial strongly suggest that two markedly different supplemental EBRT regimens result in equivalent cause-specific survival, bPFS, and overall survival. It is probable that the lack of benefit for a higher supplemental EBRT dose is the result of the high-quality brachytherapy dose distributions.

Merrick, Gregory S., E-mail: gmerrick@urologicresearchinstitute.org [Schiffler Cancer Center/Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Wallner, Kent E. [Puget Sound Healthcare Corporation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Butler, Wayne M.; Galbreath, Robert W. [Schiffler Cancer Center/Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Taira, Al V. [Western Radiation Oncology Inc, Mountain View, CA (United States); Orio, Peter [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Adamovich, Edward [Department of Pathology, Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV (United States)

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Timing of the deposition of uppermost Cretaceous and Paleocene coal-bearing deposits in the Greater Glendive area, Montana and North Dakota  

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With the aid of a grant from the National Geographic Society, a cooperative agreement with the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, Late Cretaceous and Paleocene geologic and paleontologic field studies were undertaken in Makoshika, State Park and vicinity, Dawson County, Montana. This region was chosen as a study area because of its potential for yielding new fossil localities and extensive exposures both above and below the K/T boundary, as suggested by previous research by David W. Krause and Joseph H. Hartman. Related field studies were also undertaken in areas adjacent to the Cedar Creek Anticline in North Dakota. This work was part of ongoing research to document change in the composition of mammalian and molluscan faunas during the Late Cretaceous and Paleocene and to relate observed patterns to floral and invertebrate changes in composition. This study focuses on the record of mammals and mollusks in the Makoshika stratigraphic section and places old and new observations into a paleomagnetic and palynomorph framework. Of particular interest is the appearance and diversification of archaic ungulate mammals. Simultaneous dinosaur extinction with ungulate radiation has been invoked in gradual, as opposed to catastrophic, models of faunal change at the K/T boundary. However, supposed Cretaceous localities bearing archaic ungulates and other mammals of {open_quotes}Paleocene aspect{close_quotes} may be the product of faunal reworking. Elsewhere in the Williston Basin (e.g., Garfield and McCone Counties, Montana), the molluscan record of uppermost Cretaceous and Paleocene strata indicates the extinction of all of the highly sculptured unionid bivalves just prior to the onset of coal swamps and subsequent coal formation.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for the Systematic Collection of Open Source Intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Following legislative directions, the Intelligence Community has been mandated to make greater use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Efforts are underway to increase the use of OSINT but there are many obstacles. One of these obstacles is the lack of tools helping to manage the volume of available data and ascertain its credibility. We propose a unique system for selecting, collecting and storing Open Source data from the Web and the Open Source Center. Some data management tasks are automated, document source is retained, and metadata containing geographical coordinates are added to the documents. Analysts are thus empowered to search, view, store, and analyze Web data within a single tool. We present ORCAT I and ORCAT II, two implementations of the system.

Pouchard, Line Catherine [ORNL; Trien, Joseph P [ORNL; Dobson, Jonathan D [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

THEO MURPHY INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING ON  

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and sustainability challenge confronting this planet. In 2008, he founded Sun Catalytix, a company committed

Rambaut, Andrew

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BulletinVol. 65 -No. 29 August 19, 2011 RogerStoutenburghD0790811  

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and sustainability challenge confronting this planet. In 2008, he founded Sun Catalytix, a company committed

Ohta, Shigemi

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Municipal bond financing of solar energy facilities  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The application of the laws of municipal bond financing to solar facilities is examined. The type of facilities under consideration are outlined. The general legal principles of municipal securities financing are discussed. The effect of recent decisions applying antitrust liability to municipal corporations is also discussed. Five specific types of municipal bonds are explained. The application of Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, to the issuance of municipal bonds for solar facility financing is examined also. Five bond laws of five representative states are examined and whether the eight types of solar facilities under consideration could be financed under such law is discussed. The application of the general legal principle is illustrated. Three hypothetical situations are set forth and common legal issues to be confronted by city officials in proposing such financing are discussed. These issues will be raised in most financings, but the purpose is to examine the common context in which they are raised. It is concluded that if it can be shown that the purpose of the solar facilities to be financed is to benefit the public, all legal obstacles to the use of municipal financing of solar facilities can be substantially overcome.

White, S.S.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Annual Report 20102011  

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, a process that poses a significant obstacle to economically viable bioethanol production. Simulation

339

Topic: Robotics  

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... NIST Workshop Seeks Manufacturers' Ideas on Using Multipurpose Robots. ... Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Detection and Avoidance. ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the effects of uncertainty on fear of nuclear waste: Differences among science, business and environmental group members  

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This paper analyzes the relationships between the subjective assessment of riskiness of managing nuclear waste and the level of certainty regarding the assessment. Uncertainty can be operationalized in two ways. The direct approach asks a person to assess their own subjective beliefs about a potential hazard. The indirect approach assesses how readily an individual will change his or her beliefs when confronted with new information that conflicts with prior beliefs. This paper tests for the relationships between these two distinct operationalizations of uncertainty and overall assessments of the risks posed by radioactive wastes. First we analyze the relationships between stated levels of uncertainty about the effects of radiation on the level of perceived risks from radioactive wastes. Second, we assess the linkage between willingness to alter prior beliefs about the risks of radioactive wastes in response to new information provided by ``a neutral source`` (or responsiveness of beliefs) and uncertainty. Using data taken from random mail surveys of members of scientific, business, and environmental groups in Colorado and New Mexico in the summer of 1990, we test hypotheses that (a) greater uncertainty is associated with greater perceived risks, and (b) greater responsiveness of beliefs to new information is associated with greater uncertainty. The import of these hypotheses concerns the dynamics of uncertainty in controversial technical policy issues, wherein perceived risks are a primary ingredient in policy positions taken by participants in policy disputes.

Bassett, G. [Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Economics]|[Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Jenkins-Smith, H. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Political Science]|[Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Modeling the effects of uncertainty on fear of nuclear waste: Differences among science, business and environmental group members  

SciTech Connect

This paper analyzes the relationships between the subjective assessment of riskiness of managing nuclear waste and the level of certainty regarding the assessment. Uncertainty can be operationalized in two ways. The direct approach asks a person to assess their own subjective beliefs about a potential hazard. The indirect approach assesses how readily an individual will change his or her beliefs when confronted with new information that conflicts with prior beliefs. This paper tests for the relationships between these two distinct operationalizations of uncertainty and overall assessments of the risks posed by radioactive wastes. First we analyze the relationships between stated levels of uncertainty about the effects of radiation on the level of perceived risks from radioactive wastes. Second, we assess the linkage between willingness to alter prior beliefs about the risks of radioactive wastes in response to new information provided by a neutral source'' (or responsiveness of beliefs) and uncertainty. Using data taken from random mail surveys of members of scientific, business, and environmental groups in Colorado and New Mexico in the summer of 1990, we test hypotheses that (a) greater uncertainty is associated with greater perceived risks, and (b) greater responsiveness of beliefs to new information is associated with greater uncertainty. The import of these hypotheses concerns the dynamics of uncertainty in controversial technical policy issues, wherein perceived risks are a primary ingredient in policy positions taken by participants in policy disputes.

Bassett, G. (Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Economics Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Jenkins-Smith, H. (New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Political Science Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

TUNGSTEN-ARC WELDING OF THE TANTALUM IS FOUND TO BE THE MOST VERSATILE WELDING METHOD FOR JOINING THIS MATERIAL: BUT GREATER PREPARATION IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE GOOD PROTECTION AND QUICK CHILLING  

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The mechanical and welding properties of tantalum are given and welding processes are reviewed. Various types of shielding, machine welding equipment, and closed chambers for welding in an inert gas are compared. A variety of operating conditions under which tantalum can be welded is discussed. (C.J.G.)

Haslip, L.R.; Payne, B.S.

1959-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

"Medium-tech" industries may be of greater importance to a local economy than "High-tech" firms: New methods for measuring the knowledge base of an economic system  

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In this paper we offer a way to measure the knowledge base of an economy in terms of probabilistic entropy. This measure, we hypothesize, is an indication of the extent to which a system, including the economic system, self-organizes. In a self-organizing system, interactions between dimensions or subsystems will unintentionally give rise to anticipations that are properly aligned. The potential reduction of uncertainty can be measured as negative entropy in the mutual information among three (or more) dimensions. For a knowledge-based economy, three dimensions can be considered as key: the distribution of firm sizes, the geographical locations, and the technological classifications of firms. Based on statistics of these three dimensions and drawing on a unique dataset of all Dutch firms registered with the Chambers of Commerce, we are able to refine well-known empirical findings for the geographical dimension. Counter-intuitive, however, are our empirical findings for the dimension of technology. Knowledge d...

Dolfsma, Wilfred

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Why do I need long-term care insurance? Your odds of needing long-term care services may be greater than you think. More than 2 in 5 persons over the age of 65 will require  

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of long-term care services. How expensive is long-term care? It can cost a national average of $90,155 a year for nursing home care alone.2 Long-term care insurance can help offset this cost. When people Prudential Financial Long-Term Care Cost Study, 2010. Prudential Financial Global Market Research. http

Reynolds, Albert C.

345

Race, Citizenship, and the Negotiation of Space: Chinese, Japanese, and Mexicans in Fresno, California, 1870-1949  

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Window:  Confronting  Concentrated  Poverty  Across   America,”  in  Brooking Institution and Metropolitan Policy Program (Washington, DC,Window:  Confronting Concentrated Poverty Across America,”  in  Brooking Institution and Metropolitan Policy Program (Washington, DC,Window:  Confronting  Concentrated   Poverty Across America. ” Brooking Institution and Metropolitan Policy Program (Washington, DC,

Guzmán, Christina Morales

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Abraham Calls on Global Community to Aggressively Address Nuclear  

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

Abraham Calls on Global Community to Aggressively Address Nuclear Abraham Calls on Global Community to Aggressively Address Nuclear Nonproliferation Abraham Calls on Global Community to Aggressively Address Nuclear Nonproliferation January 13, 2005 - 9:49am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - In a lunchtime speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham called on the global community to join in implementing a comprehensive nuclear nonproliferation strategy to address 21st century challenges. Outlining his vision for dealing with constantly evolving proliferation threats in an age of terrorism, Secretary Abraham said the international community must play a greater role in future efforts. "Terrorists have struck not just Washington, New York, Moscow, and Beslan," he said. "The challenge of confronting terrorism falls to every nation. .

347

Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and  

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

Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act July 29, 2011 - 2:15pm Addthis THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2011 Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act A year ago today, I was proud to sign the Tribal Law and Order Act into law. American Indians and Alaska Natives have long been victimized by violent crime at far higher rates than the rest of the country, and the Tribal Law and Order Act is already helping us better address the unique public safety challenges that confront tribal communities. Over the past year, tribes have gained greater sentencing authority. The rights of

348

Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and  

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

Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act July 29, 2011 - 2:15pm Addthis THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2011 Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act A year ago today, I was proud to sign the Tribal Law and Order Act into law. American Indians and Alaska Natives have long been victimized by violent crime at far higher rates than the rest of the country, and the Tribal Law and Order Act is already helping us better address the unique public safety challenges that confront tribal communities. Over the past year, tribes have gained greater sentencing authority. The rights of

349

Water-related constraints to the development of geothermal electric generating stations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The water-related constraints, which may be among the most complex and variable of the issues facing commercialization of geothermal energy, are discussed under three headings: (1) water requirements of geothermal power stations, (2) resource characteristics of the most promising hydrothermal areas and regional and local water supply situations, and (3) legal issues confronting potential users of water at geothermal power plants in the states in which the resource areas are located. A total of 25 geothermal resource areas in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, and Alaska were studied. Each had a hydrothermal resource temperature in excess of 150/sup 0/C (300/sup 0/F) and an estimated 30-year potential of greater than 100-MW(e) capacity.

Robertson, R.C.; Shepherd, A.D.; Rosemarin, C.S.; Mayfield, M.W.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Smart Grid - Transforming Power System Operations  

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Abstract—Electric power systems are entering a new realm of operations. Large amounts of variable generation tax our ability to reliably operate the system. Couple this with a greater reliance on the electricity network to serve consumer demand that is likely to rise significantly even as we drive for greater efficiency. Trade-offs between energy and environmental needs will be constantly negotiated, while a reliable supply of electricity needs even greater assurance in a world where threats of disruption have risen. Smart grid capabilities are being proposed to help address the challenges confronting system operations. This paper reviews the impact of smart grid functionality on transforming power system operations. It explores models for distributed energy resources (DER – generation, storage, and load) that are appearing on the system. It reviews the evolving nature of electricity markets to deal with this complexity and a change of emphasis on signals from these markets to affect power system control. Smart grid capabilities will also impact reliable operations, while cyber security issues must be addressed as a culture change that influences all system design, implementation, and maintenance. Lastly, the paper explores significant questions for further research and the need for a simulation environment that supports such investigation and informs deployments to mitigate operational issues as they arise.

Widergren, Steven E.; Kirkham, Harold

2010-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

351

Neutron damage reduction in a traveling wave reactor  

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Traveling wave reactors are envisioned to run on depleted or natural uranium with no need for enrichment or reprocessing, and in a manner which requires little to no operator intervention. If feasible, this type of reactor has significant advantages over conventional nuclear power systems. However, a practical implementation of this concept is challenging as neutron irradiation levels many times greater than those in conventional reactors appear to be required for a fission wave to propagate. Radiation damage to the fuel and cladding materials presents a significant obstacle to a practical design. One possibility for reducing damage is to soften the neutron energy spectrum. Here we show that using a uranium oxide fuel form will allow a shift in the neutron spectrum that can result in at least a three fold decrease in dpa levels for fuel cladding and structural steels within the reactor compared with the dpa levels expected when using a uranium metal fuel. (authors)

Osborne, A. G.; Deinert, M. R. [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Continuation application, progress report, year IV, June 8, 1993--June 7, 1994  

SciTech Connect

Project SEED is an innovative career development program sponsored by the American Chemical Society for economically disadvantages high school students. SEED students spend ten weeks during the summer in an academic, industrial, or governmental research laboratory working under the supervision of a researcher or research assistant. The primary objective of Project SEED is to encourage participants to pursue strong academic programs in order to more fully develop their career potential and help overcome social, institutional, attitudinal, and educational obstacles which have traditionally excluded the economically disadvantaged. This summer the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos initiated a special course for Project SEED students. The weekly sessions focused on academic skills training in anticipation of post secondary programs coupled with the development of greater self confidence through academic success and effective communication.

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1994-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

353

Flow over Heated Terrain. Part I: Linear Theory and Idealized Numerical Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The flow past heated topography is examined with both linear and nonlinear models. It is first shown that the forcing of an obstacle with horizontally homogenous surface heating can be approximated by the forcing of an obstacle with surface ...

N. Andrew Crook; Donna F. Tucker

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

The Denver Cyclone. Part II: Interaction with the Convective Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of surface heating on the flow past an isolated obstacle is examined with the aid of a nonlinear numerical model. These simulations extend the results of Part I, which considered the adiabatic, stratified flow around the obstacle. When ...

N. Andrew Crook; Terry L. Clark; Mitchell W. Moncrieff

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Internal Wave Generation by Tide—Topography Interaction  

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A stratified fluid response to barotropic oscillatory now over a large-amplitude obstacle is examined on the basis of the results of laboratory and numerical experiments. It is demonstrated that, when the obstacle height is fixed relative to the ...

Tomonori Matsuura; Toshiyuki Hibiya

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Characterization of Mechanical Property Variation across an Inertia ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Development of High Temperature Steels for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Steam Turbines · Dislocation Glide through Non-randomly Distributed Point Obstacles.

357

Applications of a 3D Range Camera Towards Healthcare ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The NIST Healthcare Mobility Project has recently ... obstacles are then projected and accumulated ... The Manhattan distance (distance between two ...

2012-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

358

Credit derivatives : market dimensions, correlation with equity and implied option volatility, regression modeling and statistical price risk  

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This research thesis explores the market dimensions of credit derivatives including the prevalent product structures, leading participants, market applications and the issues confronting this relatively new product. We ...

Kureshy, Imran, A., 1965-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Remarks at the Capability Replacement Laboratory (CRL) Completion...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

peace and security. Two years ago this month, President Obama used his first foreign policy speech, during his first international trip to outline his vision for confronting...

360

The integration of disabled people in the daily working life in the German primary labor market.  

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??The aim of this study was to examine and bring to light any issues currently confronting the disabled community when looking to integrate themselves into… (more)

Milcher, Magdalena

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Symposium Celebrates the Life and Contributions of Morris Fine  

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lems confronting the world today. That is the focus of this symposium.” ... birthday in April 2013, is still very ac- tive in research as the Technological. Institute ...

362

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in research to solve challenging prob- lems confronting the world today. That ... birthday in April 2013, is still very ac- tive in research as the Technological.

363

English language policy and planning in Iran.  

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??Iran has been in the headlines in the recent years and decades for many socio-political reasons. Many of these involve the confrontation between Islamic revolutionary… (more)

Jamshidifard, Saman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

The Magellanic System: Stars, Gas, and Galaxies Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 256, 2008  

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Gamma Ray Bursts progenitors foresee possible LGRBs progenitors at the SMC's metallicity. We confront parameters, gamma rays: theory 1. Introduction, observations This document deals with the determination

Recanati, Catherine

365

The struggle for vibrancy : a study of local government intervention in Detroit's inner suburbs  

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Today, many communities located on the periphery of central cities confront traditionally "urban" problems. Detroit's inner suburbs struggle with aging infrastructure, limited governmental capacity, commercial disinvestment, ...

Kohn, Amy J. (Amy Jennifer)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

The Spatial Injustice of Crisis-Driven Neoliberal Urban Restructuring in Detroit.  

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??Struggling to provide basic services due to a dwindling tax base and confronted with significant pockets of vacant land, Detroit has proposed a radical urban… (more)

Clement, Daniel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Photonic crystal cavity based architecture for optical interconnects.  

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??Today’s information and communication industry is confronted with a serious bottleneck due to the prohibitive energy consumption and limited transmission bandwidth of electrical interconnects. Silicon… (more)

Debnath, Kapil

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Op mod muren! - Et studie af kapitalismen og de stoflige grćnser.  

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??The aim of this study is to provide a detailed analysis of the capitalist productive systems’ confrontation with the material boundaries .This will be done… (more)

Bruun Toldam, Peter

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Deputy Secretary Poneman Delivers Remarks on Nuclear Power at...  

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

ranging from preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and confronting North Korea, to power generation and operational safety at civil nuclear plants, to deep...

370

Job and home characteristics, negative work-home interaction and ill-health of employed females in South Africa / Zoe Roux.  

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??In the last few years, many more women than before have entered the labour force. Consequently, employed women are confronted with demanding aspects at work… (more)

Roux, Zoe

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on National Security...  

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management challenges confronting the Department of Energy (Department). Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a special report on Management Challenges at the...

372

Civil society strategies on urban waterways : stewardship, contention, and coalition building  

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Urban, industrial waterways-with their contamination, environmental injustice, and nebulous development futures given changing economies-present multiple problems that are confronted by environmental civil society ...

Campbell, Lindsay Kathleen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Quantum Physics Einstein's Gravity  

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Quantum Physics confronts Einstein's Gravity Matt Visser Physics Department Washington University Saint Louis USA Science Saturdays 13 October 2001 #12; Quantum Physics confronts Einstein's Gravity and with Einstein's theory of gravity (the general relativity) is still the single biggest theoretical problem

Visser, Matt

374

Application of diffusion research to solar energy policy issues  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper examines two types of information requirements that appear to be basic to DOE solar-energy-policy decisions: (1) how can the future market success of solar energy technologies be estimated, and (2) what factors influence the adoption of solar energy technologies, and what specific programs could promote solar energy adoption most effectively. This paper assesses the ability of a body of research, referred to here as diffusion research, to supply information that could partially satisfy these requirements. This assessment proceeds, first, by defining in greater detail a series of policy issues that face DOE. These are divided into cost reduction and performance improvement issues which include issues confronting the technology development component of the solar energy program, and barriers and incentives issues which are most relevant to problems of solar energy application. Second, these issues are translated into a series of questions that the diffusion approach can help resolve. Third, various elements within diffusion research are assessed in terms of their abilities to answer policy questions. Finally, the strengths and limitations of current knowledge about the diffusion of innovations are summarized, the applicability of both existing knowledge and the diffusion approach to the identified solar-energy-policy issues are discussed, and ways are suggested in which diffusion approaches can be modified and existing knowledge employed to meet short- and long-term goals of DOE. The inquiry covers the field of classical diffusion research, market research and consumer behavior, communication research, and solar-energy market-penetration modeling.

Roessner, J. D.; Posner, D.; Shoemaker, F.; Shama, A.

1979-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Feature article: adoption of an official ISEA glossary  

SciTech Connect

The International Society for Exposure Analysis (ISEA) and its Nomenclature Committee have been involved since the mid-1990s in an intermittent but ongoing effort to develop an official ISEA glossary. Several related activities have stimulated greater interest and discussion nationally and internationally on a common exposure language. Among these activities are a 1997 Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology feature article on exposure and dose definitions and a 1999-initiated project of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) (WHO/ILO/UNEP) to confront terminology issues hindering harmonization in the area of exposure assessment. Recently the ISEA members voted in support of adopting the IPCS glossary as the official ISEA glossary, and the ISEA Executive Board agreed to accept this recommendation. In this feature article we (1) describe the process through which the ISEA adopted the IPCS glossary as the official ISEA glossary, (2) present the joint IPC S/ISEA glossary of terms and their definitions, and (3) discuss plans for how the glossary can be used by ISEA and updated over time by ISEA and IPCS. The glossary is intended to be a living document that reflects the latest usage and maintains international harmonization of exposure terminology that can be practically applied to improve communication in exposure and related fields.

Zartarian, Valerie; Bahadori, Tina; McKone, Thomas

2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

376

Emissions trading and compliance: Regulatory incentives and barriers  

SciTech Connect

The Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (P.L. 101-549) authorizes the use of transferable emission allowances to achieve reductions in the power generating industry's SO{sub 2} emissions at a minimum possible cost. All electricity generators (greater than 25 MW) are required to hold emissions allowances equal to the amount (tons) of SO{sub 2} emitted during a given year, and meet NO{sub x} reduction levels indicated by the Revised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). This paper will examine the multifaceted goals and problems of states and utilities relative to compliance with Title IV, and in particular as they pertain to the development and functioning of the allowance market together with utility pollution control and power generation technology choice. Section 2 presents possible utility compliance strategies along with possible barriers that utilities may confront regarding the development of a SO{sub 2} allowance market. Section 3 discusses current regulatory barriers and requirements being implemented by state public utility commissions, and Section 4 offers some policy recommendations to achieve the goals of Title IV. Finally, Section 5 presents a summary and conclusions; Appendix A provides programs/mandates developed to data by high sulfur coal states in response to Title IV compliance requirements.

South, D.W.; Bailey, K.A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); McDermott, K.A. (Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL (United States). Center for Regulatory Studies)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Northwest Energy Policy Project. Institutional constraints and opportunities study module V, Report on tasks 4, 5, 6, and 7. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

State governments, along with their counties, cities, public utility districts, and other local units have important responsibilities in the energy field. Their institutions and policy processes offer both constraints and opportunities in the exercise of these responsibilities. The purpose of this study is to explore them in four rather different aspects: Task 4, Public Participation; Task 5, State Rate-Making; Task 6, Siting Energy Facilities; Task 7, Unconventional Energy Sources. Public participation is basic to democratic systems, which strive to develop policies in accord with, or at least not adverse to, the wishes of the people; participation in decision making can be in the market place as well as in the voting booth or the halls of government. The state public utility commissions set rates for investor-owned utilities which supply some 23% of the electricity consumed in Washington, 72% in Oregon, and 92% in Idaho. Rates for electricity supplied by publicly-owned systems are established by their elected governing bodies. For these and other reasons there are many and widely varying rates charged in the Northwest. Siting of energy facilities presents a widely varying framework in the Northwest states also. Task 7 focuses on the institutional constraints and opportunities the states confront in seeking alternatives to the traditional pattern of looking to greater supplies of the conventional sources. Geothermal energy appears to have potential mainly as a heat source in this region. Energy conservation is considered as a policy alternative, although not an energy source. (MCW)

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1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Emissions trading and compliance: Regulatory incentives and barriers  

SciTech Connect

The Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (P.L. 101-549) authorizes the use of transferable emission allowances to achieve reductions in the power generating industry`s SO{sub 2} emissions at a minimum possible cost. All electricity generators (greater than 25 MW) are required to hold emissions allowances equal to the amount (tons) of SO{sub 2} emitted during a given year, and meet NO{sub x} reduction levels indicated by the Revised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). This paper will examine the multifaceted goals and problems of states and utilities relative to compliance with Title IV, and in particular as they pertain to the development and functioning of the allowance market together with utility pollution control and power generation technology choice. Section 2 presents possible utility compliance strategies along with possible barriers that utilities may confront regarding the development of a SO{sub 2} allowance market. Section 3 discusses current regulatory barriers and requirements being implemented by state public utility commissions, and Section 4 offers some policy recommendations to achieve the goals of Title IV. Finally, Section 5 presents a summary and conclusions; Appendix A provides programs/mandates developed to data by high sulfur coal states in response to Title IV compliance requirements.

South, D.W.; Bailey, K.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); McDermott, K.A. [Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL (United States). Center for Regulatory Studies

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS: V: BSCCO ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transport current properties in bias fields for the other magnet with the outer ... Two obstacles to high field Jc over long lengths are poor flux pinning and ...

380

Development of a gross motor task to assess motor planning of children with autism spectrum disorders.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Motor planning was assessed by performance of 10 male children (age range 9-12 years) with ASD on a simple obstacle course of horizontal barriers. The… (more)

Staples, Kerri.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

BSCProgramDescriptionDocumentJan2005.doc  

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

performance, or obstacle to improvement. Once an assessment has been conducted, the organization shall brief the HCA, or DOE HQ as appropriate, describing any improvements to...

382

Ultrasonic Computerized Tomography of Pipelines for Continuous ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commercial handheld thickness gauging devices require direct access to pipelines and find limited applications due to the presence of physical obstacles or the ...

383

Behavior and survival of fish migrating downstream in regulated rivers.  

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??Dams present obstacles to fish migrating between freshwater and marine habitats. This thesis evaluated downstream migrations of fish in five rivers in Sweden and North… (more)

Ferguson, John

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Sensing and Perception Systems Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Detection and Avoidance—Mobile equipment is heavily ... system under test so the two data streams can be ...

2012-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

385

Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Program Plans  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

within the EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the DOE offices of Nuclear Energy, Fossil Energy, and Science. It describes the Program's activities, the specific obstacles...

386

Stress Biased Magnetocaloric Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lack of cost-effectiveness is the major obstacle limiting magnetocaloric refrigeration from wide industrial and commercial applications. Here, we show that a ...

387

Parents' perceptions about the health and well-being of farm schools / Leuba Alfred Mphahlele.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Various research reports and articles in the popular press have highlighted the obstacles and negative conditions that learners experience at some farm schools in South… (more)

Mphahlele, Leuba Alfred

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

From the Lab to the Showroom: How the Electric Car Came to Life...  

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effectively addressed three of the major obstacles standing in the way of a mass produced electric vehicle: cost, lifespan and driving range. But the transition between lab...

389

Measuring and tuning energy efficiency on large scale high performance computing platforms.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Recognition of the importance of power in the field of High Performance Computing, whether it be as an obstacle, expense or design consideration, has never… (more)

Laros, James Howard III

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Microsoft Word - Appendix Cover Sheets  

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when cast on nearby residences ("receptors"). The spatial relationship between a wind turbine and a receptor, the location of trees, buildings, and other obstacles, and weather...

391

Adoption| A Hero's Journey.  

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?? This thesis explores complex issues associated with adoption and being an adoptee. In their development, adoptees encounter more obstacles than nonadoptees in the areas… (more)

Craig, Kimberly

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Promoting Symphony Sustainability: A Case Study of the Houston Symphony's The Planets - An HD Odyssey Film Project.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??US orchestras are faced with numerous obstacles as they strive to find sustainability, and many struggle to develop new programs that contribute to the orchestra's… (more)

Williams, Meredith F

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

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It models optimal placement of communications relay nodes in the pres- ence of obstacles. This problem ...... tion Technology (CENIIT). The authors would like to

394

Sandia National Laboratories: Careers: Students & Postdocs: Fellowship...  

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to develop collaborations, and funding for high-risk research activities, Sandia has done an exceptional job of removing any obstacles that could obstruct a Fellow's...

395

NETL: Oil & Natural Gas Projects  

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II platform with the remote field eddy current inspection sensor. Demonstration of remote launch, maneuvering, obstacle handling, pipeline inspection and retrieval of...

396

Publications  

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Sweitzer, Glenn, and Russell Johnson. "Obstacles to the Use of Exterior Fenestration and Daylighting Control Systems in the U.S." In Windows in Building Design & Maintenance....

397

Building and Fire Publications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Kwon, SW; Liapi, KA; Haas, CT; Sreenivasan, SV; McLaughlin, JT; Rapid Human-Assisted Creation of Bounding Models for Obstacle Avoidance in ...

398

Movements in air conditioning.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Movements in Air Conditioning is a collection of poems that explores the obstacles inherent in creating a new sense of home in a country that… (more)

Hitt, Robert D. (Robert David)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Success Stories: Solexant Nanocrystal Solar Cells  

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Rolling Out Affordable Solar Energy The high cost of producing photovoltaic cells has been cited as the main obstacle in expanding solar energy's reach. Lawrence Berkeley National...

400

An automated reliable method for two-dimensional Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes simulations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The development of computational fluid dynamics algorithms and increased computational resources have led to the ability to perform complex aerodynamic simulations. Obstacles remain which prevent autonomous and reliable ...

Modisette, James M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Developmental Control  

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Science Center. Lignin has been considered as a major obstacle for cellulosic biofuel production from switchgrass biomass. The purpose of this study was to provide...

402

System for Recovering Waste Heat from High Temperature Molten ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are some shortages: poor effectiveness of granulation, high air-slag ratio and high energy consumption, which are the obstacles to popularize ...

403

2012 Carolina Challenge Underway | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

of competition, to include: maneuvering safely through obstacles; shooting from unconventional firing positions; and rescuing downed officers. Posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:37...

404

Massively Parallel Molecular Statics Simulations of the Percolation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Massively Parallel Molecular Statics Simulations of the Percolation of Dislocations through a Random Array of Forest Dislocation Obstacles in ...

405

Investigating the feasibility of growing algae for fuel in southern Nevada.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Microalgae capable of growing in waste are adequate to be mass-cultivated for biodiesel, avoiding fertilizers and clean water, two obstacles to sustainability of the feedstock… (more)

Moazeni, Faegheh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Microsoft Word - besc_fact_sheet_090111.docx  

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cellulosic biomass to sugars is the dominant obstacle to cost effective production of biofuels in s capable of significant enough quantities to displace U. S. consumption of fossil...

407

INVITED REVIEW The DOE BioEnergy Science Center-a U.S. Department  

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is viewed as (1) the most significant obstacle to the establishment of a cellulosic biofuels industry, (2) essential to producing cost-competitive fuels, and (3) widely...

408

CX-006995: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...  

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

Energy Overcome all major obstacles to the commercialization of the thermoelectric generator and demonstrate fuel economy improvement of 5% over the US06 drive cycle....

409

An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Governor's Ocean Energy Task Force (Maine)  

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

This law was enacted to overcome economic, technical and regulatory obstacles and to provide economic incentives for vigorous and efficient development of promising indigenous, renewable ocean...

410

Microstructure Evolution: Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 1, 2011 ... The irradiation of nuclear reactor structural materials leads to the formation of .... Obstacles in Iron: Yury Osetskiy1; Roger Stoller1; 1ORNL

411

BERKELEY REVIEW OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES 18 Headwinds for Climate Change Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reform. Mexico's petroleum monopoly, Pemex, presents another important obstacle. Asastrategyintendedtofightpoverty, Pemex keeps energy prices artificially low, thereby undercutting incentives to conserve

Kammen, Daniel M.

412

Improving the reliability of wind power through spatially distributed wind generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Wind power is a fast-growing, sustainable energy source. However, the problem of wind variability as it relates to wind power reliability is an obstacle to… (more)

Fisher, Samuel Martin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Effect of thermal barrier coatings on the performance of steam- and water-cooled gas turbine: steam turbine combined cycle systems  

SciTech Connect

An analytical study was made of the performance of air-, steam-, and water-cooled gas-turbine/steam-turbine combined-cycle systems with and without thermal-barrier coatings. For steam cooling, thermal-barrier coatings permit an increase in the turbine inlet temperature from 1205/sup 0/C to 1370/sup 0/C, resulting in an efficiency improvement of 1.9 percentage points. The maximum specific power improvement with thermal barriers is 32.4% when the turbine inlet temperature is increased from 1425/sup 0/C to 1675/sup 0/C and the airfoil temperature is kept the same. For water cooling, the maximum efficiency improvement is 2.2 percentage points at a turbine inlet temperature of 1683/sup 0/C and the maximum specific power improvement is 36.6% by increasing the turbine inlet temperature from 1425/sup 0/C to 1730/sup 0/C and keeping the airfoil temperatures the same. These improvements are greater than that obtained with combined cycles using air-cooling at a turbine inlet temperature of 1205/sup 0/C. The large temperature differences across the thermal barriers at these high temperatures, however, indicate that thermal stresses may present obstacles to the use of coatings at high turbine inlet temperatures.

Nainiger, J.J.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Modeling needs for very large systems.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most system performance models assume a point measurement for irradiance and that, except for the impact of shading from nearby obstacles, incident irradiance is uniform across the array. Module temperature is also assumed to be uniform across the array. For small arrays and hourly-averaged simulations, this may be a reasonable assumption. Stein is conducting research to characterize variability in large systems and to develop models that can better accommodate large system factors. In large, multi-MW arrays, passing clouds may block sunlight from a portion of the array but never affect another portion. Figure 22 shows that two irradiance measurements at opposite ends of a multi-MW PV plant appear to have similar irradiance (left), but in fact the irradiance is not always the same (right). Module temperature may also vary across the array, with modules on the edges being cooler because they have greater wind exposure. Large arrays will also have long wire runs and will be subject to associated losses. Soiling patterns may also vary, with modules closer to the source of soiling, such as an agricultural field, receiving more dust load. One of the primary concerns associated with this effort is how to work with integrators to gain access to better and more comprehensive data for model development and validation.

Stein, Joshua S.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Modeling the fast fill process in natural gas vehicle storage cylinders  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The on-board storage capacity of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is a critical issue to the wide spread marketing of these alternate fueled vehicles. Underfilling of NGV cylinders, during fast fill (< 5 min.) charging operations, can occur at fueling stations, at ambient temperatures greater than 50{degrees}F or 60{degrees}F. The resulting reduced driving range of the vehicle is a serious obstacle which the gas industry is striving to overcome, without resorting to unnecessarily high fueling station pressures, or by applying extensive overpressurization of the cylinder during the fueling operation. Undercharged storage cylinders are a result of the elevated temperature which occurs in the NGV storage cylinder, due to compression and other processes which have not, to the author`s knowledge, been analyzed and documented to date. This paper presents a model and solution methodology which quantifies the cylinder undercharging phenomena which occurs during rapid (< 5 min.) fueling. The effects of heat transfer from the cylinder gas to its constraining walls and ambient are considered in the model analysis. The ramifications of the results on fueling station and cylinder designs are discussed. Suggestions are made for controlled experimental programs to verify the theoretical results, and for fueling station design studies which could minimize or eliminate cylinder underfilling.

Kountz, K.J.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Wall-following method for an autonomous mobile robot using two IR sensors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a local navigation method for mobile robot, based on sensorial information given by two IR sensors. These types of sensors are simple and relatively low-cost sensing modalities to perform navigation tasks in environments with obstacles ... Keywords: IR sensors, behaviors, mobile robot, obstacles avoidance, wall-following

I. Gavrilut; V. Tiponut; A. Gacsadi; L. Tepelea

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Optimal pulse control of dynamic systems in the shock phase  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For minimization and maximization of the kinetic energy of a body hitting a fixed visco-elastic obstacle with the energy calculated at the instant of body detachment from the obstacle, the optimal control laws in the impact phase were obtained.

A. A. Galyaev

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Fuzzy decision making on direction changes of water pollution monitoring underwater robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fuzzy decision making on trajectory direction changes of pollution monitoring robots is addressed in this paper. Measured pollution densities and the possible existence of obstacles are used as the two fundamental data. While pursuing water pollution ... Keywords: fuzzy decision making, obstacle recognition, trade-off, water pollution monitoring

Seung Y. Na; Daejung Shin; Jin Y. Kim; Seong-Joon Baek

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Technology-Based Handling of Science Misconceptions: The GeoDist Tool on the Distinction of Greenhouse Effect and Ozone Depletion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The didactic utilization of the conceptual obstacles constitutes an alternative approach for the design of learning situations in science education, in order to produce a conceptual change and overcome them. Adopting this positive perspective, a relative ... Keywords: conceptual obstacles, GeoDist (Greenhouse Effect and Ozone Depletion Dis-tinction), Science Misconceptions

Sofia J. Hadjileontiadou; Theoxaris Vasilakoglou

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Robot navigation in very cluttered environments by preference-based fuzzy behaviors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the key challenges in application of Autonomous Ground Vehicles (AGVs) is navigation in environments that are densely cluttered with obstacles. The control task becomes more complex when the configuration of obstacles is not known a priori. The ... Keywords: Cluttered environment, Preference-based fuzzy behaviors, Robot navigation

Majura F. Selekwa; Damion D. Dunlap; Dongqing Shi; Emmanuel G. Collins, Jr.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

A Study of Premixed Propagating Flame Vortex Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental data is presented for the interaction between a propagating flame and a simple vortex flow field structure generated in the wake of solid obstacles. The interaction between gas movement and obstacles creates vortex shedding forming a simple ... Keywords: Combustion, Flame/Vortex, PIV, Visualization

G. K. Hargrave; S. Jarvis

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

No American Miltons: Melville, Zukofsky, and America's Lost Epic Tradition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

story, the reader becomes a pilgrim confronted by text thatThe Storyteller. ? exonerates pilgrim and reader alike forit really just means that the pilgrim loses his spot on the

Wood, Timothy Clayton

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Li?0? in Li-0? batteries : catalytic enhancement of electrochemical oxidation and thermophysical transformations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electrification of transportation in the United States is of importance in reducing dependence on foreign oil and curtailing global warming. However, optimal market penetration of electric vehicles is confronted with the ...

Yao, Koffi Pierre (Koffi Pierre Claver)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Cost-effective Lighting Retrofits: Lessons Learned  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Facility managers and energy engineers contemplating a lighting retrofit are confronted with a confusing array of product and system options. This paper presents my experience in trial and final installations. Also presented is a commonsense approach to calculating savings.

Fisher, M. D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Introduction to information extraction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, analysts have been confronted with the increasing availability of on‐line sources of information in the form of natural‐language texts. This increased accessibility of textual information has led to a corresponding interest ...

Douglas E. Appelt

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Reflections on Environmental Liability Schemes in the United States and European Union: Limitations and Prospects for Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We are constantly confronted with cases of severe damage to the environment resulting from human acts. High profile cases capture the international community’s attention briefly such as the infamous 1989 Exxon Valdez oil ...

Ashford, Nicholas

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

427

Game Theoretic Distributed Energy Control in Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Standard wireless sensor networks models emphasize energy efficiency and distributed decision- making by considering unattended sensors. Wireless sensor networks are confronted with the challenges of performance and energy consumption. To prolong the ...

Jia Zeng; Chundi Mu; Min Jiang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Hierarchical planning and multi-level scheduling for simulation-based probabilistic risk assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulation of dynamic complex systems---specifically, those comprised of large numbers of components with stochastic behaviors---for the purpose of probabilistic risk assessment faces challenges in every aspect of the problem. Scenario generation confronts ...

Hamed S. Nejad; Dongfeng Zhu; Ali Mosleh

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

15.220 International Management, Spring 2002  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Companies today confront an increasing array of choices of markets, of locations for value adding activities, and of modes of crossing borders. This course focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization, ...

Lessard, Donald R.

430

The Joint Aerosol–Monsoon Experiment: A New Challenge for Monsoon Climate Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aerosol- and moonsoon-related droughts and floods are two of the most serious environmental hazards confronting more than 60% of the population of the world living in the Asian monsoon countries. In recent years, thanks to improved satellite and ...

K-M. Lau; S. C. Tsay; C. Hsu; M. Chin; V. Ramanathan; G-X. Wu; Z. Li; R. Sikka; B. Holben; D. Lu; H. Chen; G. Tartari; P. Koudelova; Y. Ma; J. Huang; K. Taniguchi; R. Zhang

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Dangerous diasporas : émigré nationalism and ethnic violence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The number of exceptionally brutal ethnic confrontations that followed the end of the Cold War brought with them question of diaspora contributions to violence. The unwritten assumption was that diaspora compatriots were ...

Wattman, Jessica M. (Jessica Marie)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Manage Software Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Covering all aspects of test management, this book guides you through the business and organizational issues that you are confronted with on a daily basis, and explains what you need to focus on strategically, tactically, and operationally.

Peter Farrell-Vinay

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

MOCI : Museum of contemporary information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As the internet is becoming the primary point of access to information, we are confronted with new issues related to information retrieval. These include who has access to information, credibility of sources, and most ...

Petersen, Michelle (Michelle Nicole)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

The Iranian Legacy in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution: Military Endurance and US Foreign Policy Priorities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2011/02/why-egypt-2011- is-not-iran-1979.html. See alsoUnthinkable Revolution in Iran (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard38 Ali Ansari, Confronting Iran: The Failure of American

Alimagham, Pouya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

A Variable Sky-View Platform for the Measurement of Ultraviolet Radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the more difficult tasks confronting atmospheric researchers today is the acquisition of long-term radiometric measurements that encapsulate variability in the sky hemisphere as well as time. High quality spatial measurements would allow ...

Christopher Kuchinke; Manuel Nunez

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Toward a greener campus : experiments with sustainable resource management at one Mexican university and two United States universities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modern society faces a range of difficult resource management problem like climate change, acid rain and soil depletion. To confront problems like these successfully, educational institutions, along with all other public ...

Coffie, Randall Gregory Jesus

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges to Smart Grid Implementation: Federal Register Notice Volume 75, No. 180- Sep. 17, 2010  

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

The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments from interested parties on policy and logistical challenges that confront smart grid implementation, as well as recommendations on how to best...

438

Culture symbol and time : the revitalization of Samarkand  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis examines the dilemma of the historic city in confrontation with modernity. Citing the case of Samarkand, the investigation seeks an architectural response to the trauma of physical and cultural discontinuities ...

Shea, Clare Ellen

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Submitted to U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Hearing Regarding “Ensuring and Enhancing U.S. Competitiveness while Moving toward a Clean Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. I appreciate the opportunity to be here before the Environment and Public Works Committee to discuss energy and climate policy. You have heard many times that America confronts three interrelated crises: an economic crisis, a

John Doerr; Kleiner Perkins Caufield

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Methods for managing uncertainly in material selection decisions : robustness of early stage life cycle assessment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Utilizing alternative materials is an important tactic to improve the environmental performance of products. Currently a growing array of materials candidates confronts today's product designer. While life-cycle assessment ...

Nicholson, Anna L. (Anna Louise)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A Probabilistic-Based Design Methodology for Nanoscale Computation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As current silicon-based techniques fast approach their practicallimits, the investigation of nanoscale electronics, devices andsystem architectures becomes a central research priority. It is expectedthat nanoarchitectures will confront devices and interconnectionswith ...

R. Iris Bahar; Joseph Mundy; Jie Chen

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report (March 2013)  

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

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report that examines the key risks confronting critical energy infrastructure and ways in which the insurance industry can...

443

Feasibility study of long-life micro fuel cell power supply for sensor networks for space and terrestrial applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sensor networks used for activities like border security, search and rescue, planetary exploration, commonly operate in harsh environments for long durations, where human supervision is minimal. A major challenge confronting ...

Manyapu, Kavya Kamal

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

The systems approach to building : a study of systems building development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The new demand for building and the problems generated by this demand confronting the building industry have become more complex as a result of increasing social change, evolution of industrialization and inadequacy of ...

Sittipunt, Preechaya

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Essays on global non-market strategy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation is centrally concerned with the management of a firm's global non-market environment. The non-market environment of a given firm is conceived as the set of relationships, confrontational or collaborative, ...

Lucea, Rafael

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Paying for transit operations : challenges and solutions for the Chicago Transit Authority  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research identifies the challenges Chicagoland must confront to maintain a quality transit system. It analyzes the organizational and funding structure of the Regional Transportation Authority and its three service ...

Kirschbaum, Julie B

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Adaptation of Classical Tidal Harmonic Analysis to Nonstationary Tides, with Application to River Tides  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the most challenging areas in tidal analysis is the study of nonstationary signals with a tidal component, as they confront both current analysis methods and dynamical understanding. A new analysis tool has been developed, NS_TIDE, adapted ...

Pascal Matte; David A. Jay; Edward D. Zaron

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Dipole rescattering and the nuclear structure function  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the framework of the dipole model, we study the effects of the dipole multiple scatterings in a nuclear target and compute the nuclear structure function. We compare different unitarization schemes and confront our results with the E665 data.

Carvalho, F. [Depto de Ciencias Exatas e da Terra, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Goncalves, V. P. [Instituto de Fisica e Matematica, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Caixa Postal 354, CEP 96010-900, Pelotas, RS (Brazil); Navarra, F. S.; Oliveira, E. G. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo Rua do Matao, Travessa R, 187, 05508-090 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

449

Integrating and Interpreting Aerosol Observations and Models within the PARAGON Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given the breadth and complexity of available data, constructing a measurement-based description of global tropospheric aerosols that will effectively confront and constrain global three-dimensional models is a daunting task. Because data are ...

Thomas P. Ackerman; Amy J. Braverman; David J. Diner; Theodore L. Anderson; Ralph A. Kahn; John V. Martonchik; Joyce E. Penner; Philip J. Rasch; Bruce A. Wielicki; Bin Yu

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Data Quality Control Based on Self-Consistency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conducting meteorological measurements, one is always confronted with a wide variety of different types of errors and with the decision of how to correct data for further use, if necessary. The selection of an adequate quality control (QC) ...

Reinhold Steinacker; Dieter Mayer; Andrea Steiner

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Application Heartbeats for Software Performance and Health  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Adaptive, or self-aware, computing has been proposed as one method to help application programmers confront the growing complexity of multicore software development. However, existing approaches to adaptive systems are ...

Miller, Jason

2009-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

452

Technomorphosis : communication, content and architecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To interpret the meaning of the built environment which surrounds us today, we must confront a plurality of architectural movements, each with its own built-in value system, iconographic references and select languages. ...

Inayatullah, Imrana

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Architecture of the cloud, virtualization takes command : learning from black boxes, data centers and an architecture of the conditioned environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A single manageable architecture of the Cloud has been one of the most important social and technical changes of the 21st century. Cloud computing, our newest public utility is an attempt to confront and control cultural ...

Furgiuele, Antonio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Session III  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... our technologically augmented environments confronts and overwhelms us on a daily ... a project that very much owes its genesis to the support of Ralph Harris, and ... Continuous growth in global energy demands, fluctuations in fossil fuel ...

455

Efficient design methods for embedded communication systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays, design of embedded systems is confronted with complex signal processing algorithms and a multitude of computational intensive multimedia applications, while time to product launch has been extremely reduced. Especially in the wireless domain, ...

M. Holzer; B. Knerr; P. Belanovi?; M. Rupp

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Technology Advancements to Support Growth in Geothermal Power Sales in a Dynamic Utility Market  

SciTech Connect

We are assembled today to discuss the opportunities and challenges for expanding the sales of geothermally-generated electric power in a competitive utility market. First, however, I would like to note that growth in geothermal sales might not be a germane topic were it not for the early participation in the development of the geothermal industry by utilities themselves. Without their contributions to research and development, environmental breakthroughs, and, perhaps, above all, their early use of geothermal power and continuing investment in the industry, we might still be at ''Square One''--confronting inhibiting doubts of the energy utilization industry. I feel certain that utility involvement has served to inspire far greater confidence in the reliability of the resource on the part of other utilities and other investors than could have been generated by federal programs and/or the resource developer arm of the geothermal community. While acknowledging that we have not completely resolved all problems which geothermal energy faced 20 years ago--confidence, institutional restraints, environmental compliance, and technical and economic uncertainties--this audience and our predecessors have addressed them, individually and collectively, and, to a large extent, we have surmounted them. But it took generation or contracted purchase of geothermal power by utilities--whatever their discrete reasons for doing so--to demonstrate to the public and government regulators that there is a place for geothermal power in the service areas of large utilities. In addition, in using an alternative fuel, the participating utilities have already exposed themselves to changing concepts and practices in their industry.

Mock, John E.

1992-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

457

Technology Advancements to Support Growth in Geothermal Power Sales in a Dynamic Utility Market  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We are assembled today to discuss the opportunities and challenges for expanding the sales of geothermally-generated electric power in a competitive utility market. First, however, I would like to note that growth in geothermal sales might not be a germane topic were it not for the early participation in the development of the geothermal industry by utilities themselves. Without their contributions to research and development, environmental breakthroughs, and, perhaps, above all, their early use of geothermal power and continuing investment in the industry, we might still be at ''Square One''--confronting inhibiting doubts of the energy utilization industry. I feel certain that utility involvement has served to inspire far greater confidence in the reliability of the resource on the part of other utilities and other investors than could have been generated by federal programs and/or the resource developer arm of the geothermal community. While acknowledging that we have not completely resolved all problems which geothermal energy faced 20 years ago--confidence, institutional restraints, environmental compliance, and technical and economic uncertainties--this audience and our predecessors have addressed them, individually and collectively, and, to a large extent, we have surmounted them. But it took generation or contracted purchase of geothermal power by utilities--whatever their discrete reasons for doing so--to demonstrate to the public and government regulators that there is a place for geothermal power in the service areas of large utilities. In addition, in using an alternative fuel, the participating utilities have already exposed themselves to changing concepts and practices in their industry.

Mock, John E.

1992-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

458

Viability, Development, and Reliability Assessment of Coupled Coastal Forecasting Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Real-time wave forecasts are critical to a variety of coastal and offshore opera- tions. NOAA’s global wave forecasts, at present, do not extend into many coastal regions of interest. Even after more than two decades of the historical Exxon Valdez disaster, Cook Inlet (CI) and Prince William Sound (PWS) are regions that suffer from a lack of accurate wave forecast information. This dissertation develops high- resolution integrated wave forecasting schemes for these regions in order to meet the critical requirements associated with shipping, commercial and sport fishing vessel safety, and oil spill response. This dissertation also performs a detailed qualitative and quantitative assessment of the impact of various forcing functions on wave pre- dictions, and develops maps showing extreme variations in significant wave heights (SWHs). For instance, it is found that the SWH could vary by as much as 1 m in the northern CI region in the presence of currents (hence justifying the need for integration of the wave model with a circulation model). Such maps can be useful for several engineering operations, and could also serve as guidance tool as to what can be expected in certain regions. Aside from the system development, the issue of forecast reliability is also addressed for PWS region in the context of the associated uncertainty which confronts the manager of engineering operations or other planners. For this purpose, high-resolution 36-h daily forecasts of SWHs are compared with measurements from buoys and satellites for about a year. The results show that 70% of the peak SWHs in the range 5-8 m were predicted with an accuracy of 15% or less for a forecast lead time of 9 h. On average, results indicate 70% or greater likelihood of the prediction falling within a tolerance of ±(1*RMSE) for all lead times. This analysis could not be performed for CI due to lack of data sources.

Singhal, Gaurav

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Development of a hybrid crisp-fuzzy logic algorithm optimised by genetic algorithms for path-planning of an autonomous mobile robot  

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This paper deals with the problem of autonomous mobile robot navigating in unknown environments. The approach developed is reactive in a behaviour-based framework aimed at multiple obstacle avoidance. We use a novel hybrid logic integrating fuzzy and ...

C. Fayad; P. Webb

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

A Layered-based Fusion-based Approach to Detect and Track the Movements of Pedestrians through Partially Occluded Situations  

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To obtain perception abilities, conventional methods independently detect static and dynamic obstacles, and estimate their related information, which is not quite reliable and computationally heavy. We propose a fusion-based ...

Masaki, Ichiro

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On the Structural Characteristics of Steady Finite-Amplitude Mountain Waves over Bell-Shaped Topography  

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The characteristics of the two-dimensional steady state flow of unbounded stratified Boussinesq fluid over an isolated obstacle of finite height are analyzed for the simplqst case in which the incident flow speed, UO, and Brunt-Vaisala frequency, ...

R. Laprise; W. R. Peltier

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Planning and Teaching Compliant Motion Strategies  

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This thesis presents a new high level robot programming system. The programming system can be used to construct strategies consisting of compliant motions, in which a moving robot slides along obstacles in its ...

Buckley, Stephen J.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

New Investigator Award Established at SSRL to Honor W.E. Spicer...  

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Spicer On June 6, 2004 while vacationing in London, William E. (Bill) Spicer died of heart failure. Overcoming a series of obstacles as a youth, Bill went on to become an...

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Optimal Transmission Switching in Electric Networks for Improved Economic Operations1  

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1 Optimal Transmission Switching in Electric Networks for Improved Economic Operations1 Emily. Abstract Growing demand for electric power seems to necessitate new transmission lines, but obstacles" bulk electric grid, one that is more controllable and flexible. Optimal transmission switching

Ferris, Michael C.

465

Detection of Nonprecipitating Clouds with the WSR-88D: A Theoretical and Experimental Survey of Capabilities and Limitations  

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Theoretical calculations and experiments verify that the National Weather Service WSR-88D radars have the sensitivity to detect nonprecipitating clouds, but show that significant obstacles impair the generality of this cloud sensing technique. ...

Mark A. Miller; Johannes Verlinde; Craig V. Gilbert; Gregory J. Lehenbauer; Jeffrey S. Tongue; Eugene E. Clothiaux

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The performance of fluidized beds, packed beds, and screens as fuel cell electrodes  

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At present, most fuel cells employ porous gas diffusion (PGD) electrodes. Although much effort has been spent on their development, the performance and cost of PGD electrodes are still major obstacles to the successful ...

Ruflin, Justin, 1981-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Understanding developing countries' capacities to negotiate effective trade agreements : Colombia  

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This thesis explores the obstacles (the negotiation machinery, the asymmetric context of power and the international and domestic context) for developing countries in negotiating international trade agreements with the US. ...

Bonilla, Martha Isabel, 1965-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Integrated Mobile-Robot Design-Winning the AAAI 1992 Robot Competition  

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The Carmel project (computer-aided robotics for maintenance, emergency, and life support) which won the AAAI 1992 Robot Competition, is discussed. Carmel's design philosophy and architecture, obstacle avoidance, global path planning, vision sensing, ...

David Kortenkamp; Marcus Huber; Charles Cohen; Ulrich Raschke; Clint Bidlack; Clare Bates Congdon; Frank Koss; Terry Weym

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Robotic Joint Torque Testing: A Critical Tool in the Development of Pressure Suit Mobility Elements  

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Pressure suits allow pilots and astronauts to survive in extreme environments at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere and in the vacuum of space. One obstacle that pilots and astronauts face is that gas-pressurized suits stiffen ...

Meyen, Forrest Edward

470

Microstructure and mechanical properties of bamboo in compression  

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Bamboo has received much interest recently as a construction material due to its strength, rapid growth, and abundance in developing nations such as China, India, and Brazil. The main obstacle to the widespread use of ...

Gerhardt, Michael R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

On the Use of Dual-Polarized C-Band Radar for Operational Rainfall Retrieval in Mountainous Areas  

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Radar-rainfall estimation is a complex process that involves several error sources, some of which are related to the environmental context. The presence of orographic obstacles heavily affects the quality of the retrieved radar products. In ...

Gianfranco Vulpiani; Mario Montopoli; Luca Delli Passeri; Antonio G. Gioia; Pietro Giordano; Frank S. Marzano

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Chronic cisplatin treatment promotes enhanced damage repair and tumor progression in a mouse model of lung cancer  

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Chemotherapy resistance is a major obstacle in cancer treatment, yet the mechanisms of response to specific therapies have been largely unexplored in vivo. Employing genetic, genomic, and imaging approaches, we examined ...

Oliver, Trudy Gale

473

Differential Requirement for CD70 and CD80/CD86 in Dendritic Cellmediated Activation of Tumor Tolerized CD8 T Cells  

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A major obstacle to efficacious T cell-based cancer immunotherapy is the tolerizing-tumor microenvironment that rapidly inactivates tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. In an autochthonous model of prostate cancer, we have ...

Bak, S. Peter G.

474

CORAL: solving complex constraints for symbolic pathfinder  

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Symbolic execution is a powerful automated technique for generating test cases. Its goal is to achieve high coverage of software. One major obstacle in adopting the technique in practice is its inability to handle complex mathematical constraints. To ...

Matheus Souza; Mateus Borges; Marcelo d'Amorim; Corina S. P?s?reanu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Local pairs and small surfaces.  

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More than 20 years after they were first discovered, high-temperature superconductors remain fundamentally baffling. In superconductors, conduction without electrical resistance arises through the pairing of electrons so as to overcome obstacles to current flow.

Julian, S. R.; Norman, M. R.; Materials Science Division; Univ. Toronto

2007-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

476

General Information..................................2 University of Minnesota Mission..........................................2  

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and what areas need improvement. While she has not encountered obstacles related to her gender, she says Taylor (MOT '99) is now manager, generation engineering, at Great River Energy in Elk River, Minn. Carie

Amin, S. Massoud

477

Localized spectral analysis of fluctuating power generation from solar energy systems  

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Fluctuations in solar irradiance are a serious obstacle for the future large-scale application of photovoltaics. Occurring regularly with the passage of clouds, they can cause unexpected power variations and introduce voltage dips to the power distribution ...

Achim Woyte; Ronnie Belmans; Johan Nijs

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

On-demand computation of policy based routes for large-scale network simulation  

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Routing table storage demands pose a significant obstacle for large-scale network simulation. On-demand computation of routes can alleviate those problems for models that do not require representation of routing dynamics. However, policy based routes, ...

Michael Liljenstam; David M. Nicol

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Analysis and Simulations of a Troposphere–Stratosphere Gravity Wave Model. Part I  

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An analytical model is presented that accommodates nonhydrostatic shearing stratified flow over an obstacle, and that can be modified to include a superposed stratosphere with constant wind and higher stability. A simulation code is used in ...

M. G. Wurtele; R. D. Sharman; T. L. Keller

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

FlightTracker: A Novel Optical/Inertial Tracker for Cockpit Enhanced Vision  

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One of the earliest fielded augmented reality applications was enhanced vision for pilots, in which a display projected on the pilot's visor provides geo-spatially registered information to help the pilot navigate, avoid obstacles, maintain situational ...

Eric Foxlin; Yury Altshuler; Leonid Naimark; Mike Harrington

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computing with magnets  

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Researchers are finding ways to develop ultra-efficient and nonvolatile computer processors out of nanoscale magnets. A number of obstacles, however, stand in the way of their commercialization.

Gary Anthes

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Where We Are and Where We Are Going in Mountain Meteorology  

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Mountain ranges and high plateaus influence atmospheric circulation patterns on all scales, ranging from ultralong planetary waves to small turbulent eddies. Some of these effects are brought about simply by orographic obstacles acting as ...

Elmar R. Reiter

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Trapped Lee Wave Interference in the Presence of Surface Friction  

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Trapped lee wave interference over double bell-shaped obstacles in the presence of surface friction is examined. Idealized high-resolution numerical experiments with the nonhydrostatic Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) ...

Ivana Stiperski; Vanda Grubiši?

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Passive object recognition using intrinsic shape signatures  

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The Agile Robotics Group (AR) at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratories (CSAIL) has an autonomous, forklift capable of doing task planning, navigation, obstacle detection and avoidance, focused ...

Donahue, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Michael)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Learning policies for battery usage optimization in electric vehicles  

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The high cost, limited capacity, and long recharge time of batteries pose a number of obstacles for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Multi-battery systems that combine a standard battery with supercapacitors are currently one of the most ...

Stefano Ermon; Yexiang Xue; Carla Gomes; Bart Selman

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

The effects of chemical pressurization on screen electrode fuel cells  

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A large amount of fuel cell research focuses on porous gas diffusion (PGD) fuel cells which currently produce the best power density. However, this sect of fuel cell technology has many obstacles to overcome before becoming ...

Ahmed, Ali, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Engineered microneedles for transcutaneous vaccine delivery  

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Immunization is a powerful approach for the prevention and control of infectious disease, however despite the successes of modem vaccine development, there remain several notable obstacles for the advancement of vaccine-mediated ...

DeMuth, Peter C. (Peter Charles)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Tissue-engineered liver microreactor as an in vitro surrogate assay for gene delivery  

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The lack of correlation between in vitro and in vivo gene delivery experiments presents a significant obstacle in the progress of gene therapy studies by preventing the extrapolation of successful cell culture results into ...

Kalezi, Artemis

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Current conflicts in U.S. Electric transmission planning, cost allocation and renewable energy policies: More heat than light?  

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To surmount obstacles to expanding and upgrading the nation's transmission system that are impeding development of the renewables sector, it is critical that these issues be resolved quickly and on a consistent rather than ad hoc basis. (author)

Bloom, David; Forrester, J. Paul; Klugman, Nadav

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

490

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Applications: An Inquiry into Atmospheric Science Teaching  

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Difficulties associated with the teaching of complex subjects such as the atmospheric sciences create obstacles to learning and lead to relatively high rates of student attrition. An exploration of the role of mismatches between student learning ...

Paul J. Roebber

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Software Modems for Underwater Sensor Networks Raja Jurdak, Pedro Aguiar, Pierre Baldi, and Cristina Videira Lopes  

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Software Modems for Underwater Sensor Networks Raja Jurdak, Pedro Aguiar, Pierre Baldi acoustic hardware represent an obstacle for underwater sensor network deployment efforts. To address this issue, we propose underwater networks that rely on widely available speakers and microphones

Aguiar, Pedro M. Q.

492

Alert correlation using artificial immune recognition system  

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High volumes of low-level alerts that are generated by intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are serious obstacle for using them effectively. These high volumes of alerts overwhelm system administrators in such a way that they cannot manage and ...

Mehdi Bateni; Ahmad Baraani; Ali Ghorbani

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Optimally aggregating elicited expertise : a proposed application of the Bayesian Truth Serum for policy analysis  

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Uncertainty and risk are obstacles that nearly all policy-makers encounter during their careers. However, evaluating uncertainty and risk can be difficult since these concepts may be broadly defined. This may result in ...

Weiss, Rebecca (Rebecca Jennifer)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

The Linear Stability of Nonlinear Mountain Waves: Implications for the Understanding of Severe Downslope Windstorms  

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Two-dimensional vertically propagating steady state internal waves launched by the flow of stratified unboundedfluid over an obstacle of finite height are subjected to a linear stability analysis. Solution of the associatednonseparable boundary ...

R. Laprise; W. R. Peltier

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

1 Copyright 2004 ASME Proceedings of DETC'04  

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of Idaho Dean Edwards / University of Idaho Mike Anderson / University of Idaho ABSTRACT Current underwater its mission. The University of Idaho has developed a way to control crawlers through obstacle fields

Idaho, University of

496

Design and fabrication of a MEMS-array pressure sensor system for passive underwater navigation inspired by the lateral line  

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An object within a fluid flow generates local pressure variations that are unique and characteristic to the object's shape and size. For example, a three-dimensional object or a wall-like obstacle obstructs flow and creates ...

Hou, Stephen Ming-Chang, 1981-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPERIEURE UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC  

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generic programming frameworks. This genericity is a major obstacle for producing robust applications generates dedicated software frameworks, including programming frameworks and simulation frameworks. The generated programming frameworks provide programming support for developing ubiquitous applications while

Québec, Université du

498

BBAP ???for EH-53 v2.0  

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slow down or stop Always obey flaggers and StopGo signs Stay alert for obstacles and debris Watch out for motorists that may not have seen you Pedestrian Safety in Construction...

499

Applying CSCW and HCI Techniques to Human-Robot ...  

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... a single operator and one or more robots that did ... to free the robot from an obstacle; the robot is hindered in ... the state of a victim (eg, conscious or not ...

2005-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Downscaling Climate over Complex Terrain: High Finescale (<1000 m) Spatial Variation of Near-Ground Temperatures in a Montane Forested Landscape (Great Smoky Mountains)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Landscape-driven microclimates in mountainous terrain pose significant obstacles to predicting the response of organisms to atmospheric warming, but few if any studies have documented the extent of such finescale variation over large regions. ...

Jason D. Fridley

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z