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HATS: Field Observations to Obtain Spatially Filtered Turbulence Fields from Crosswind Arrays of Sonic Anemometers in the Atmospheric Surface Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Horizontal Array Turbulence Study (HATS) field program utilized horizontal, crosswind arrays of sonic anemometers to calculate estimates of spatially filtered and subfilter-scale (SFS) turbulence, corresponding to its partitioning in large-...

T. W. Horst; J. Kleissl; D. H. Lenschow; C. Meneveau; C.-H. Moeng; M. B. Parlange; P. P. Sullivan; J. C. Weil

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simple Method for Spatial Interpolation of the Wind in Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The topographical elevation difference is proposed as a new variable for spatial interpolation of the sparse surface wind measurements to a finer mesh in a complex terrain area. The most used method for the initialization of diagnostic wind field ...

I. Palomino; F. Martín

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial computation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a computer architecture, Spatial Computation (SC), which is based on the translation of high-level language programs directly into hardware structures. SC program implementations are completely distributed, with no centralized ... Keywords: application-specific hardware, dataflow machine, low-power, spatial computation

Mihai Budiu; Girish Venkataramani; Tiberiu Chelcea; Seth Copen Goldstein

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Complex systems are very often organized under the form of networks where nodes and edges are embedded in space. Transportation and mobility networks, Internet, mobile phone networks, power grids, social and contact networks, neural networks, are all examples where space is relevant and where topology alone does not contain all the information. Characterizing and understanding the structure and the evolution of spatial networks is thus crucial for many different fields ranging from urbanism to epidemiology. An important consequence of space on networks is that there is a cost associated to the length of edges which in turn has dramatic effects on the topological structure of these networks. We will expose thoroughly the current state of our understanding of how the spatial constraints affect the structure and properties of these networks. We will review the most recent empirical observations and the most important models of spatial networks. We will also discuss various processes which take place on these spa...

Barthelemy, Marc

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tensor analysis of spatial mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The position analysis of a general four-bar spatial mechanism is developed using tensor notation and operations. To exemplify the convenience of tensors in kinematic analysis the solution is obtained for a mechanism containing two revolute pairs of links ...

C. Y. Ho

1966-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An iterative procedure to obtain inverse response functions for thick-target correction of measured charged-particle spectra  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new method for correcting charged-particle spectra for thick target effects is described. Starting with a trial function, inverse response functions are found by an iterative procedure. The variances corresponding to the measured spectrum are treated similiarly and in parallel. Oscillations of the solution are avoided by rebinning the data to finer bins during a correction iteration and back to the original or wider binning after each iteration. This thick-target correction method has been used for data obtained with the MEDLEY facility at the The Svedberg Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden, and is here presented in detail and demonstrated for two test cases.

S. Pomp; U. Tippawan

2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Statistical Procedures to Validate Input Data in Energy Models  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Energy modeling and analysis often relies on data collected for other purposes such as census counts, atmospheric and air quality observations, economic trends, and other primarily non-energy-related uses. Systematic collection of empirical data solely for regional, national, and global energy modeling has not been established as in the above-mentioned fields. Empirical and modeled data relevant to energy modeling is reported and available at various spatial and temporal scales that might or might not be those needed and used by the energy modeling community. The incorrect representation of spatial and temporal components of these data sets can result in energy models producing misleading conclusions, especially in cases of newly evolving technologies with spatial and temporal operating characteristics different from the dominant fossil and nuclear technologies that powered the energy economy over the last two hundred years. Increased private and government research and development and public interest in alternative technologies that have a benign effect on the climate and the environment have spurred interest in wind, solar, hydrogen, and other alternative energy sources and energy carriers. Many of these technologies require much finer spatial and temporal detail to determine optimal engineering designs, resource availability, and market potential. This paper presents exploratory and modeling techniques in spatial statistics that can improve the usefulness of empirical and modeled data sets that do not initially meet the spatial and/or temporal requirements of energy models. In particular, we focus on (1) aggregation and disaggregation of spatial data, (2) predicting missing data, and (3) merging spatial data sets. In addition, we introduce relevant statistical software models commonly used in the field for various sizes and types of data sets.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2006-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Statistical Procedures to Validate Input Data in Energy Models  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Energy modeling and analysis often relies on data collected for other purposes such as census counts, atmospheric and air quality observations, economic trends, and other primarily non-energy related uses. Systematic collection of empirical data solely for regional, national, and global energy modeling has not been established as in the abovementioned fields. Empirical and modeled data relevant to energy modeling is reported and available at various spatial and temporal scales that might or might not be those needed and used by the energy modeling community. The incorrect representation of spatial and temporal components of these data sets can result in energy models producing misleading conclusions, especially in cases of newly evolving technologies with spatial and temporal operating characteristics different from the dominant fossil and nuclear technologies that powered the energy economy over the last two hundred years. Increased private and government research and development and public interest in alternative technologies that have a benign effect on the climate and the environment have spurred interest in wind, solar, hydrogen, and other alternative energy sources and energy carriers. Many of these technologies require much finer spatial and temporal detail to determine optimal engineering designs, resource availability, and market potential. This paper presents exploratory and modeling techniques in spatial statistics that can improve the usefulness of empirical and modeled data sets that do not initially meet the spatial and/or temporal requirements of energy models. In particular, we focus on (1) aggregation and disaggregation of spatial data, (2) predicting missing data, and (3) merging spatial data sets. In addition, we introduce relevant statistical software models commonly used in the field for various sizes and types of data sets.

Johannesson, G.; Stewart, J.; Barr, C.; Brady Sabeff, L.; George, R.; Heimiller, D.; Milbrandt, A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Detecting Spatial Outliers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ever-increasing volume of spatial data has greatly challenged our ability to extract useful but implicit knowledge from them. As an important branch of spatial data mining, spatial outlier detection aims to discover the objects whose non-spatial ... Keywords: algorithm, outlier detection, spatial data mining

Dechang Chen; Chang-Tien Lu; Yufeng Kou; Feng Chen

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-wavelength spatial-heterodyne holography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Systems and methods are described for obtaining two-wavelength differential-phase holograms. A method includes determining a difference between a filtered analyzed recorded first spatially heterodyne hologram phase and a filtered analyzed recorded second spatially-heterodyned hologram phase.

Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Bingham, Philip R. (Knoxville, TN); Simpson, John T. (Knoxville, TN); Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN); Voelkl, Edgar (Austin, TX)

2007-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Verifying Forecasts Spatially  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerous new methods have been proposed for using spatial information to better quantify and diagnose forecast performance when forecasts and observations are both available on the same grid. The majority of the new spatial verification methods can be ...

Eric Gilleland; David A. Ahijevych; Barbara G. Brown; Elizabeth E. Ebert

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tiling Models for Spatial Decomposition in AMTRAN John Compton...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

sweeps still presents a significant challenge in obtaining good spatial parallel efficiency. Block boundary Figure 1. Block boundaries must line Figure 2. Zoning changes...

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Iterative spatial join  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The key issue in performing spatial joins is finding the pairs of intersecting rectangles. For unindexed data sets, this is usually resolved by partitioning the data and then performing a plane sweep on the individual partitions. The resulting join can ... Keywords: Spatial join, external memory algorithms, plane-sweep, spatial databases

Edwin H. Jacox; Hanan Samet

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Trustworthy Spatial Messaging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial messaging is a term that defines the virtual publication of data in physical places. Generally, anyone in the neighborhood of such a publication point gets the message. Frameworks allowing the users to publish freely spatial messages already ... Keywords: security, spatial messaging, tag, trust

Michel Deriaz; Jean-Marc Seigneur

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Physicists Turn to Radio Dial for Finer Atomic ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Just as it is easier to improve reception on a home radio by both ... The new work shows that, near magnetic field values that have a big effect on the ...

2010-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Speaking with spatial relations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Natural language descriptions are an important step in bridging the gap between numerical representations of spatial data and the human user. In this work, we present a system for generating linguistic descriptions of the spatial relationships between ... Keywords: Allen relations, F-histograms, GIS, computer vision, directional relations, fuzzy set theory, geographical information systems, linguistic descriptions, natural language, scene understanding, set relations, spatial relationships, topological relations, uncertainty

Lukasz Wawrzyniak; Dennis Nikitenko; Pascal Matsakis

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast mining of spatial collocations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial collocation patterns associate the co-existence of non-spatial features in a spatial neighborhood. An example of such a pattern can associate contaminated water reservoirs with certain deceases in their spatial neighborhood. Previous work on ... Keywords: collocation pattern, spatial databases

Xin Zhang; Nikos Mamoulis; David W. Cheung; Yutao Shou

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovering spatial interaction patterns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in sensing and satellite technologies and the growth of Internet have resulted in the easy accessibility of vast amount of spatial data. Extracting useful knowledge from these data is an important and challenging task, in particular, finding ...

Chang Sheng; Wynne Hsu; Mong Li Lee; Anthony K. H. Tung

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial network modeling for databases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial networks like transportation, power, and pipeline networks are a ubiquitous spatial concept in everyday life and play an important role for navigational and routing purposes. Database support for large spatial networks in order to represent, ...

Virupaksha Kanjilal; Markus Schneider

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grounding language in spatial routines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes a spatial language understanding system based on a lexicon of words defined in terms of spatial routines. A spatial routine is a script composed from a set of primitive operations on sensor data, ...

Tellex, Stefanie, 1980-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structured Menu Presentation Using Spatial Sound Separation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a technique to support user interaction in a hierarchical menu, based on spatial sound separation. A complex menu structure is represented in space using a limited number of sound positions obtained by stereo panning or 3-D audio ...

Gaëtan Lorho; Jarmo Hiipakka; Juha Marila

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial interpretations of preposition "at"  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current keyword- and substring matches-based retrieval methods most search engines rely on to answer spatial queries ignore the more specific interpretations of spatial relations. Moreover, the use of the general preposition "at" in natural language ... Keywords: natural language processing, spatial reasoning and analysis, uncertainty, user-generated spatial content

Maria Vasardani; Stephan Winter; Kai-Florian Richter; Lesley Stirling; Daniela Richter

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualizing Spatial Heterogeneity of Western U.S. Climate Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monthly climatologies (1971–2000 monthly averages) for stations in the western United States, obtained from the NOAA/National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), are used to illustrate the spatial variations in the annual cycle of climate. Animated map ...

Jacqueline J. Shinker

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Comparisons, Spatial Aggregation,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Regional Regional Comparisons, Spatial Aggregation, and Asymmetry of Price Pass-Through in U.S. Gasoline Markets MICHAEL YE*, JOHN ZYREN**, JOANNE SHORE**, AND MICHAEL BURDETTE** Abstract Spot to retail price pass-through behavior of the U.S. gasoline market was investigated at the national and regional levels, using weekly wholesale and retail motor gasoline prices from January 2000 to the present. Asymmetric pass-through was found across all regions, with faster pass-through when prices are rising. Pass-through patterns, in terms of speed and time for completion, were found to vary from region to region. Spatial aggregation was investigated at the national level and the East Coast with the aggregated cumulative pass-through being greater than the volume-weighted regional pass-through when spot prices increase. These results are useful to the petroleum industry, consumers,

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Particle detector spatial resolution  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and apparatus for producing separated columns of scintillation layer material, for use in detection of X-rays and high energy charged particles with improved spatial resolution is disclosed. A pattern of ridges or projections is formed on one surface of a substrate layer or in a thin polyimide layer, and the scintillation layer is grown at controlled temperature and growth rate on the ridge-containing material. The scintillation material preferentially forms cylinders or columns, separated by gaps conforming to the pattern of ridges, and these columns direct most of the light produced in the scintillation layer along individual columns for subsequent detection in a photodiode layer. The gaps may be filled with a light-absorbing material to further enhance the spatial resolution of the particle detector. 12 figs.

Perez-Mendez, V.

1992-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatment of biomass to obtain ethanol  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Ethanol was produced using biocatalysts that are able to ferment sugars derived from treated biomass. Sugars were obtained by pretreating biomass under conditions of high solids and low ammonia concentration, followed by saccharification.

Dunson, Jr., James B. (Newark, DE); Elander, Richard T. (Evergreen, CO); Tucker, III, Melvin P. (Lakewood, CO); Hennessey, Susan Marie (Avondale, PA)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and realization of a snake-like robot system based on a spatial linkage mechanism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel model of snake-like robots based on a spatial linkage mechanism. The reasonable structural parameters of the mechanism are obtained by performing a kinematic simulation. Then the kinematics of the spatial linkage mechanism ... Keywords: Kinematics, Locomotive gait, Motion control, Snake-like robot, Spatial parallel mechanism

Na Li; Tieshi Zhao; Yanzhi Zhao; Yongguang Lin

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial diversity in passive time reversal communications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Song et al. : Spatial diversity in passive time reversaland J. Ritcey, “Spatial diversity equalization applied toSpatial diversity in passive time reversal communications H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HOW TO OBTAIN EIA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

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Influence of current mass on the spatially inhomogeneous chiral condensate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is known that, in the chiral limit, spatially inhomogeneous chiral condensate occurs in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model at finite density within a mean-field approximation. We study here how an introduction of current quark mass affects the ground state with the spatially inhomogeneous chiral condensate. Numerical calculations show that, even if the current quark mass is introduced, the spatially inhomogeneous chiral condensate can take place. In order to obtain the ground state, the thermodynamic potential is calculated with a mean-field approximation. The influence of finite current mass on the thermodynamic potential consists of following two parts. One is a part coming from the field energy of the condensate, which favors inhomogeneous chiral condensate. The other is a part coming from the Dirac sea and the Fermi sea, which favors homogeneous chiral condensate. We also find that when the spatially inhomogeneous chiral condensate occurs, the baryon number density becomes spatially inhomogeneous.

Shinji Maedan

2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-law Spatial Dispersion from Fractional Liouville Equation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A microscopic model in the framework of fractional kinetics to describe spatial dispersion of power-law type is suggested. The Liouville equation with the Caputo fractional derivatives is used to obtain the power-law dependence of the absolute permittivity on the wave vector. The fractional differential equations for electrostatic potential in the media with power-law spatial dispersion are derived. The particular solutions of these equations for the electric potential of point charge in this media are considered.

Vasily E. Tarasov

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Available Technologies: Spatially Controlled Surface ...  

This spatial control of functionality is very difficult to achieve with non-grafting techniques currently in use such as direct copolymerization, ...

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Spatial consistency of Chinook salmon redd distribution within and among years in the Cowlitz River, Washington  

SciTech Connect

We investigated the spawning patterns of Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha on the lower Cowlitz River, Washington (USA) using a unique set of fine- and coarse-scale 35 temporal and spatial data collected during bi-weekly aerial surveys conducted in 1991-2009 (500 m to 28 km resolution) and 2008-2009 (100-500 m resolution). Redd locations were mapped from a helicopter during 2008 and 2009 with a hand-held global positioning system (GPS) synchronized with in-flight audio recordings. We examined spatial patterns of Chinook salmon redd reoccupation among and within years in relation to segment-scale geomorphic features. Chinook salmon spawned in the same sections each year with little variation among years. On a coarse scale, five years (1993, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2009) were compared for reoccupation. Redd locations were highly correlated among years resulting in a minimum correlation coefficient of 0.90 (adjusted P = 0.002). Comparisons on a fine scale (500 m) between 2008 and 2009 also revealed a high degree of consistency among redd locations (P < 0.001). On a finer temporal scale, we observed that salmon spawned in the same sections during the first and last week (2008: P < 0.02; and 2009: P < 0.001). Redds were clustered in both 2008 and 2009 (P < 0.001). Regression analysis with a generalized linear model at the 500-m scale indicated that river kilometer and channel bifurcation were positively associated with redd density, whereas sinuosity was negatively associated with redd density. Collecting data on specific redd locations with a GPS during aerial surveys was logistically feasible and cost effective and greatly enhanced the spatial precision of Chinook salmon spawning surveys.

Klett, Katherine J.; Torgersen, Christian; Henning, Julie; Murray, Christopher J.

2013-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An introduction to spatial database systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a definition of a spatial database system as a database system that offers spatial data types in its data model and query language, and supports spatial data types in its implementation, providing at least spatial indexing and spatial join ...

Ralf Hartmut Güting

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mining outliers in spatial networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Outlier analysis is an important task in data mining and has attracted much attention in both research and applications. Previous work on outlier detection involves different types of databases such as spatial databases, time series databases, biomedical ...

Wen Jin; Yuelong Jiang; Weining Qian; Anthony K. H. Tung

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Smoothing on the Sphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The eqwvalence of takmg an isotropic, moving, spatial average of a two-dimensional field on the sphere to multiplying the coefficients in its spherical harmonics representation with factors that depend only on the total wavenumber n is discussed. ...

Prashant D. Sardeshmukh; Brian I. Hoskins

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hierarchical clustering using correlation metric and spatial continuity constraint  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Large data sets are analyzed by hierarchical clustering using correlation as a similarity measure. This provides results that are superior to those obtained using a Euclidean distance similarity measure. A spatial continuity constraint may be applied in hierarchical clustering analysis of images.

Stork, Christopher L.; Brewer, Luke N.

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiresolution Spatial Databases: Making Web-based Spatial Applications Faster  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Web applications needs not to be concerned with such complexity. This paper explains the basic idea Prasher, Sai Sun and Kai Xu School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering University issues related to the large sizes and high complexity of spatial data. In this paper, we intro- duce

Xu, Kai "Kevin"

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Spatial clearance verification using 3D laser range scanner and augmented reality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A spatial clearance verification system for supporting nuclear power plant dismantling work was developed and evaluated by a subjective evaluation. The system employs a three-dimensional laser range scanner to obtain threedimensional surface models of ... Keywords: augmented reality, decommissioning, laser range scanner, nuclear power plants, spatial clearance verification

Hirotake Ishii; Shuhei Aoyama; Yoshihito Ono; Weida Yan; Hiroshi Shimoda; Masanori Izumi

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Symbol recognition using spatial relations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a method for symbol recognition based on the spatio-structural description of a 'vocabulary' of extracted visual elementary parts. It is applied to symbols in electrical wiring diagrams. The method consists of first identifying ... Keywords: Attributed relational graph, Spatial relations, Symbol recognition, Vocabulary

K. C. Santosh; Bart Lamiroy; Laurent Wendling

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial codebooks for image categorization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Currently, bag-of-words approaches for image categorization are very popular due to their relative simplicity, robustness and high efficiency. However, they lack the ability to represent the spatial composition of an image. This drawback has been addressed ... Keywords: bag of words, feature extraction, image classification

Eugene Mbanya; Sebastian Gerke; Patrick Ndjiki-Nya

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Energy and Spatial Technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2/3/2011 1 Wind Energy and Spatial Technology Lori Pelech Why Wind Energy? A clean, renewable 2,600 tons of carbon emissions annually ­ The economy · Approximately 85,000 wind energy workers (existing transmission lines)? #12;2/3/2011 3 US Energy Transmission Grid US Wind Map #12;2/3/2011 4

Schweik, Charles M.

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An Improved Non-Conventional Method for Obtaining Nuclear Pure ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aug 1, 2000 ... Uranium oxide (U3O8) is obtained from this precipitate by calcination for ... The latter is reduced by stannous chloride to obtain uranium trioxide ...

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Variograms of Radar Reflectivity to Describe the Spatial Continuity of Alpine Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors use variograms of radar reflectivity as a summary statistic to describe the spatial continuity of Alpine precipitation on mesogamma scales. First, how to obtain such variograms is discussed. Second, a set of typical variograms of ...

Urs Germann; Jürg Joss

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Bayesian Model for Statistical Downscaling of AOGCM to Minimum and Maximum Daily Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) are useful for assessing the state of the climate at large scales. Unfortunately, they are not tractable for the finer-scale applications (e.g., hydrometeorological variables). Downscaling ...

Dominique Fasbender; Taha B. M. J. Ouarda

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for spatially distributing a population  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for spatially distributing a population count within a geographically defined area can include the steps of logically correlating land usages apparent from a geographically defined area to geospatial features in the geographically defined area and allocating portions of the population count to regions of the geographically defined area having the land usages, according to the logical correlation. The process can also include weighing the logical correlation for determining the allocation of portions of the population count and storing the allocated portions within a searchable data store. The logically correlating step can include the step of logically correlating time-based land usages to geospatial features of the geographically defined area. The process can also include obtaining a population count for the geographically defined area, organizing the geographically defined area into a plurality of sectors, and verifying the allocated portions according to direct observation.

Bright, Edward A [Knoxville, TN; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [Knoxville, TN; Coleman, Phillip R [Knoxville, TN; Dobson, Jerome E [Lawrence, KS

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Spatially Extended Fermi-LAT Sources Using Two Years of Data  

SciTech Connect

Spatial extension is an important characteristic for correctly associating {gamma}-ray-emitting sources with their counterparts at other wavelengths and for obtaining an unbiased model of their spectra. We present a new method for quantifying the spatial extension of sources detected by the Large Area Telescope (LAT), the primary science instrument on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (Fermi). We perform a series of Monte Carlo simulations to validate this tool and calculate the LAT threshold for detecting the spatial extension of sources. We then test all sources in the second Fermi -LAT catalog (2FGL) for extension. We report the detection of seven new spatially extended sources.

Lande, Joshua; Ackermann, Markus; Allafort, Alice; Ballet, Jean; Bechtol, Keith; Burnett, Toby; Cohen-Tanugi, Johann; Drlica-Wagner, Alex; Funk, Stefan; Giordano, Francesco; Grondin, Marie-Helene; Kerr, Matthew; Lemoine-Goumard, Marianne

2012-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial ordered weighted averaging: incorporating spatially variable attitude towards risk in spatial multi-criteria decision-making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper discusses a decomposition-analysis-aggregation approach to multi-criteria spatial decision-making and proposes a novel aggregation method applicable to problems of the object-location or suitability for application type, concentrating on methodological ... Keywords: Multi-criteria spatial decision support, Ordered weighted averaging, Spatially variable risk perception, Suitability evaluation

C. K. Makropoulos; D. Butler

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Ontology in Factored Statistical Machine Translation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a statistical phrase-based machine translation system which is enriched with semantic data coming from a spatial ontology. Paper presents the spatial ontology, how it is integrated in statistical machine translation system using factored ...

Raivis Skadi?š

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drought Index Mapping at Different Spatial Units  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the influence of spatial interpolation and aggregation of data to depict drought at different spatial units relevant to and often required for drought management. Four different methods for drought index mapping were ...

Jinyoung Rhee; Gregory J. Carbone; James Hussey

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The DEDALE system for complex spatial queries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents DEDALE, a spatial database system intended to overcome some limitations of current systems by providing an abstract and non-specialized data model and query language for the representation and manipulation of spatial objects. DEDALE ...

Stéphane Grumbach; Philippe Rigaux; Luc Segoufin

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An arithmetical model of spatial definition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The manner in which spatial definition is built by architectural form is identified and formalised in part. A description is given for the structure of spatial definition. This description allows for a mapping from the ...

Kincaid, Duncan S. (Duncan Stuart), 1960-

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially Resolved Porous Electrode Theory for Rechargeable ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries and for Supercapacitors. Presentation Title, Spatially Resolved Porous Electrode Theory for ...

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Spatial distribution of the interplanetary dust deduced by infrared observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

IR observations of the interplanetary dust performed by the ZIP rocket experiment are analyzed, focusing on the effect of experimental errors on the inversion procedure previously used to obtain the spatial distribution of the dust. Numerical simulation shows that the experimental errors are too large to reveal deviations of the dust density from a simple power-law radial distribution. The accuracy which would be required in future experiments is estimated. 9 refs.

De Bernardis, P.; Feminella, F.; Moreno, G. (Roma I Universita, Rome (Italy))

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deterministic polarization-entanglement purification using spatial entanglement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an efficient entanglement purification protocol with hyperentanglement in which additional spatial entanglement is utilized to purify the two-particle polarization-entangled state. The bit-flip error and phase-flip error can be corrected and eliminated in one step. Two remote parties can obtain maximally entangled polarization states deterministically and only passive linear optics are employed. We also discuss the protocol with practical quantum source and noisy channel.

Li Xihan [Department of Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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College Students‘ GIS Spatial Concept Knowledge Assessed by Concept Maps  

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The development of spatial thinking proficiency has been increasingly demanded in Geographic Information System (GIS) education. Despite this educational trend, there is little empirical research on college students' spatial concept knowledge, which critically affects the quality of spatial thinking. This study addressed the following three research questions: 1) What differences exist between students' understandings of spatial concepts at the beginning, middle, and end of an introductory-level GIS course?, 2) What spatial misconceptions students may possess while taking an introductory-level GIS course?, and 3) Which spatial concepts are easy or hard for undergraduate students to understand? The researcher asked twelve participants who were taking an introductory-level GIS course to create concept maps about space and revised their concept maps in three experiment sessions. For the first question, the researcher scored the sixty obtained concept maps and statistically analyzed those scores to examine if there is any significant difference among the scores of the three experiment sessions. For the second question, the researcher examined participants' misconceptions by analyzing the incorrect statements of distortion, map projection, and scale. For the third question, the researcher statistically analyzed concept-based scores to examine if there is any significant difference among the scores of three different complexity levels. A main finding for the first question was that there was a significant difference among the scores of the concept maps created in the first session and the scores of the concept maps revised in the second and third sessions. This implied that participants could successfully revise their own original concept maps in the middle of a semester. The result of the study of the second question indicated that a half of participants misunderstood the concepts of map projections and scale. This result suggested that some undergraduate students may have difficulty shifting from scientifically inappropriate spatial concept knowledge to appropriate knowledge. Analysis of the third question resulted that the concept-based scores of simple spatial concepts are significantly higher than the scores of complicated spatial concepts. This result inferred that participants' scores decreased as the complexity of the concepts increased.

Oda, Katsuhiko

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Location-Based Secure Spatial Audit Policy Model  

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Besides RBAC, securing access to data in location-based services and mobile applications requires the definition of spatially aware audit policy model. In Spatial DBMS applications, spatial query based on spatial predication is main object of secure ... Keywords: spatial database, spatial audit, audit policy, spatial relation

Zhang Pingping; Ju Shiguang; Chen Weihe

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Water Balance in Texas  

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Water availability is critical to the economy in the state of Texas. Numerous reservoirs and conveyance structures have been constructed across the State to meet the water supply needs of farmers, municipalities, industries, and power generating facilities. Despite this extensive water management system, water supply remains a concern because of increasing populations and uncertainties about climate stability. The rainfall map of Texas shown in Figure 1.1 clearly shows that water management is a spatial problem. The State as a whole receives about 711 mm year-1 of rainfall, while the area of the State east of the 100th meridian receives 890 mm year-1 and the area west of the 100th meridian receives only 457 mm year-1. In addition to water supply concerns, the assessment of non-point source pollution is another important issue that is largely dependent on the spatial distribution of runoff. Although, the focus of this report is not to address water supply or pollution issues directly, an improved understanding of the spatial water balance - the partitioning of precipitation between evaporation, runoff, and groundwater recharge at different points in space - will directly benefit those who wish to assess water resource availability and non-point source pollution potential across the State. The goal of this study was to gain an improved understanding of the stocks of water in different components (air, soil, water bodies) of the hydrologic cycle and the fluxes between these components. A basic approach for determining stocks and fluxes involves the calculation of a water balance. A water balance, applied to a particular control volume, is an application of the law of conservation of mass which states that matter cannot be created or destroyed. To achieve a balance, the rate of change of storage of water within the control volume must be equal to the difference between its rates of inflow and outflow across the control surface. In this study, three independent water balance models were constructed to model different components of the hydrologic cycle - an atmospheric water balance, a soil-water balance, and a surface water balance. These models were constructed using a geographic information system (GIS). A GIS provides a framework for storing and manipulating spatial data and facilitates modeling on control volumes of various sizes and shapes. In all three cases, the choice of modeling unit was driven by the resolution and characteristics of the input data. The control volumes for the atmospheric, soil, and surface water balance models respectively are (1) an imaginary column confined horizontally by the boundary of Texas and extending to the 300 mb pressure level, (2) 0.5° cells with a depth equal to the plant-extractable water capacity of the soil, and (3) 166 gaged watersheds of differing sizes and shapes. Neither the atmospheric nor the surface water balance involve any simulation of physical processes and are simply mass balances based on empirical data. The soil-water balance does attempt to simulate evaporation from the soil through the use of a soil-moisture extraction function. Both the atmospheric and soil-water balance models are time-varying models, while the surface water balance model is steady-state and uses an empirical relationship to estimate mean annual runoff and evaporation in ungaged areas. One advantage of making three independent water balance calculations is that checks for consistency can be made among the three models. For example, all three models yield an estimate of actual evapotranspiration which is a difficult quantity to estimate, particularly at the regional scale. Previous studies at the scale of Texas have estimated only evaporation from open water surfaces and potential evapotranspiration from the land surface (TDWR, 1983; Dugas and Ainsworth, 1983).

Reed, Seann; Maidment, David; Patoux, Jerome

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation  

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In this work we impregnate three Peruvian woods (Calycophy spruceanum Be, Aniba amazonica Meiz and Hura crepitans L) with styrene-polyester resin and methyl methacrylate. The polymerization of the system was promoted by gamma radiation and the experimental optimal condition was obtained with styrene-polyester 1:1 and 15 kGy. The obtained composites show reduced water absorption and better mechanical properties compared to the original wood. The structure of the wood-polymer composites was studied by light microscopy. Water absorption and hardness were also obtained.

Gago, J. [Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear, Av. Canada 1470 Lima 41 (Peru); Lopez, A.; Rodriguez, J. [Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear, Av. Canada 1470 Lima 41 (Peru); Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Av. Tupac Amaru 210, Lima 25 (Peru); Santiago, J. [Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear, Av. Canada 1470 Lima 41 (Peru); Facultad de Quimica e Ing. Quimica, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima 1 (Peru); Acevedo, M. [Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Lima 12 (Peru)

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective Coherent Spatial Light Modulator (RCSLM)  

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Property:SpatialResolution | Open Energy Information  

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Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Property:SpatialResolution Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type String. Pages using the property...

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Computer analysis of four channel x-ray microscopy images to obtain source and spectral emission data on laser fusion  

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It is possible to analyze the images obtained from the four- channel x- ray microscope to obtain reasonable estimates of source spatial and energy emission. The technique shown here is particularly useful when relative comparisons are desired in which, from shot to shot, few parameters are changed. These data are of use in fuel pellet design and in checking design code predictions. The technique should also apply to pinhole camera data. Largest uncertainties appear to be due to film energy/handling calibration and mirror efficiency measurements. (auth)

Harper, T.L.

1975-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatment of biomass to obtain a target chemical  

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Target chemicals were produced using biocatalysts that are able to ferment sugars derived from treated biomass. Sugars were obtained by pretreating biomass under conditions of high solids and low ammonia concentration, followed by saccharification.

Dunson, Jr., James B. (Newark, DE); Tucker, III, Melvin P. (Lakewood, CO); Elander, Richard T. (Evergreen, CO); Hennessey, Susan Marie (Avondale, PA)

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Obtaining and Using USDA Market and Production Reports  

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Producers who have superior information hold a distinct marketing advantage over those who do not. This publication lists various sources of marketing and production information and where to obtain them.

Bevers, Stan; Amosson, Stephen H.; Smith, Jackie; O'Brien, Daniel

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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SEM: mining spatial events from the web  

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This paper is concerned with the problem of mining spatial events from the general Web. General search engine is inconvenient when searching vertical information (e.g., locations, experts) since it is designed for general purpose. For example, when finding ... Keywords: evaluation, location and topic extraction, spatial events mining

Kaifeng Xu; Rui Li; Shenghua Bao; Dingyi Han; Yong Yu

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial mode properties of plasmon assisted transmission  

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Orbital angular momentum of photons is explored to study the spatial mode properties of plasmon assisted transmission process. We found that photons carrying different orbital angular momentums have different transmission efficiencies, while the coherence between these spatial modes can be preserved.

Xi-Feng Ren; Guo-Ping Guo; Yun-Feng Huang; Zhi-Wei Wang; Guang-Can Guo

2006-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Relevance in spatial navigation and communication  

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Humans are incapable of reproducing exact "copies" of reality when conceptualizing and communicating about space. Instead, those aspects of a spatial environment are represented that are relevant for a particular purpose. This paper addresses how cognition ... Keywords: perception, relevance theory, route descriptions, spatial concepts, top-down processes

Thora Tenbrink

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimates of Spatial Degrees of Freedom  

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The spatial degrees of freedom (dof) of atmospheric flows are estimated by comparing the variance of the theoretical standardized chi-squared distribution with the sum of the squared eigenvalues of a spatial correlation matrix, dof = N2/?I = 1N?i...

Klaus Fraedrich; Christine Ziehmann; Frank Sielmann

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clustering objects on a spatial network  

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Clustering is one of the most important analysis tasks in spatial databases. We study the problem of clustering objects, which lie on edges of a large weighted spatial network. The distance between two objects is defined by their shortest path distance ...

Man Lung Yiu; Nikos Mamoulis

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantified symmetry for entorhinal spatial maps  

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General navigation requires a spatial map that is not anchored to one environment. The firing fields of the ''grid cells'' found in the rat dorsolateral medial entorhinal cortex (dMEC) could be such a map. dMEC firing fields are also thought to be modeled ... Keywords: Hippocampus, Neural coding, Spatial cognition, Symmetry

Erick Chastain; Yanxi Liu

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Site Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Treatment |  

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Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Treatment Idaho Site Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Treatment March 28, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis CWI engineers Jeff Jones, David Tolman, right, and Kirk Dooley (seated) developed a treatment to safely dissolve a bicarbonate crust and treat and remove the sodium in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II at the Idaho site. CWI engineers Jeff Jones, David Tolman, right, and Kirk Dooley (seated) developed a treatment to safely dissolve a bicarbonate crust and treat and remove the sodium in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II at the Idaho site. Piping in the east boiler basement of the sodium processing building was color coded for easy identification. Orange indicates sodium and green identifies cooling water.

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Idaho Site Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Treatment |  

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Idaho Site Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Idaho Site Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Treatment Idaho Site Obtains Patent for Nuclear Reactor Sodium Cleanup Treatment March 28, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis CWI engineers Jeff Jones, David Tolman, right, and Kirk Dooley (seated) developed a treatment to safely dissolve a bicarbonate crust and treat and remove the sodium in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II at the Idaho site. CWI engineers Jeff Jones, David Tolman, right, and Kirk Dooley (seated) developed a treatment to safely dissolve a bicarbonate crust and treat and remove the sodium in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II at the Idaho site. Piping in the east boiler basement of the sodium processing building was color coded for easy identification. Orange indicates sodium and green identifies cooling water.

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Obtaining the Bidirectional Transfer Distribution Function of Isotropically  

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Obtaining the Bidirectional Transfer Distribution Function of Isotropically Obtaining the Bidirectional Transfer Distribution Function of Isotropically Scattering Materials Using an Integrating Sphere Title Obtaining the Bidirectional Transfer Distribution Function of Isotropically Scattering Materials Using an Integrating Sphere Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-61826 Year of Publication 2007 Authors Jonsson, Jacob C., and Henrik Branden Journal Optics Communications Volume 277 Pagination 228-236 Call Number LBNL-61826 Abstract This paper demonstrates a method to determine the bidirectional transfer distribution function (BTDF) using an integrating sphere. Information about the sample's angle dependent scattering is obtained by making transmittance measurements with the sample at different distances from the integrating sphere. Knowledge about the illuminated area of the sample and the geometry of the sphere port in combination with the measured data combines to an system of equations that includes the angle dependent transmittance. The resulting system of equations is an ill-posed problem which rarely gives a physical solution. A solvable system is obtained by using Tikhonov regularization on the ill-posed problem. The solution to this system can then be used to obtain the BTDF. Four bulk-scattering samples were characterised using both two goniophotometers and the described method to verify the validity of the new method. The agreement shown is great for the more diffuse samples. The solution to the low-scattering samples contains unphysical oscillations, but still gives the correct shape of the solution. The origin of the oscillations and why they are more prominent in low-scattering samples are discussed.

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METHOD FOR OBTAINING PLUTONIUM METAL FROM ITS TRICHLORIDE  

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A method was developed for obtaining plutonium metal by direct reduction of plutonium chloride, without the use of a booster, using calcium and lanthamum as a reductant, the said reduction being carried out at temperature in the range of 700 to 850 deg C and at about atmospheric pressure. (AEC)

Reavis, J.G.; Leary, J.A.; Maraman, W.J.

1962-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Obtaining a bimodal grain size distribution via thermal means  

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Presentation Title, Obtaining a bimodal grain size distribution via thermal means ... manipulating thermal history, a family of bimodal grain size distributions may be formed. ... Mild Carbon Steel Quenche in Coconut Water, Fresh urine, Nigerian unadultrated up-wine, ... Multi-scale modeling of phase transformations in steels.

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Verifying the Dependence of Fractal Coefficients on Different Spatial Distributions  

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A fractal distribution requires that the number of objects larger than a specific size r has a power-law dependence on the size N(r) = C/r{sup D}propor tor{sup -D} where D is the fractal dimension. Usually the correlation integral is calculated to estimate the correlation fractal dimension of epicentres. A 'box-counting' procedure could also be applied giving the 'capacity' fractal dimension. The fractal dimension can be an integer and then it is equivalent to a Euclidean dimension (it is zero of a point, one of a segment, of a square is two and of a cube is three). In general the fractal dimension is not an integer but a fractional dimension and there comes the origin of the term 'fractal'. The use of a power-law to statistically describe a set of events or phenomena reveals the lack of a characteristic length scale, that is fractal objects are scale invariant. Scaling invariance and chaotic behavior constitute the base of a lot of natural hazards phenomena. Many studies of earthquakes reveal that their occurrence exhibits scale-invariant properties, so the fractal dimension can characterize them. It has first been confirmed that both aftershock rate decay in time and earthquake size distribution follow a power law. Recently many other earthquake distributions have been found to be scale-invariant. The spatial distribution of both regional seismicity and aftershocks show some fractal features. Earthquake spatial distributions are considered fractal, but indirectly. There are two possible models, which result in fractal earthquake distributions. The first model considers that a fractal distribution of faults leads to a fractal distribution of earthquakes, because each earthquake is characteristic of the fault on which it occurs. The second assumes that each fault has a fractal distribution of earthquakes. Observations strongly favour the first hypothesis.The fractal coefficients analysis provides some important advantages in examining earthquake spatial distribution, which are: - Simple way to quantify scale-invariant distributions of complex objects or phenomena by a small number of parameters. - It is becoming evident that the applicability of fractal distributions to geological problems could have a more fundamental basis. Chaotic behaviour could underlay the geotectonic processes and the applicable statistics could often be fractal.The application of fractal distribution analysis has, however, some specific aspects. It is usually difficult to present an adequate interpretation of the obtained values of fractal coefficients for earthquake epicenter or hypocenter distributions. That is why in this paper we aimed at other goals - to verify how a fractal coefficient depends on different spatial distributions. We simulated earthquake spatial data by generating randomly points first in a 3D space - cube, then in a parallelepiped, diminishing one of its sides. We then continued this procedure in 2D and 1D space. For each simulated data set we calculated the points' fractal coefficient (correlation fractal dimension of epicentres) and then checked for correlation between the coefficients values and the type of spatial distribution.In that way one can obtain a set of standard fractal coefficients' values for varying spatial distributions. These then can be used when real earthquake data is analyzed by comparing the real data coefficients values to the standard fractal coefficients. Such an approach can help in interpreting the fractal analysis results through different types of spatial distributions.

Gospodinov, Dragomir [Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski', 24, Tsar Asen Str., Plovdiv (Bulgaria); Geophysical Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Akad. G. Bonchev Str., bl.3, Sofia (Bulgaria); Marekova, Elisaveta; Marinov, Alexander [Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski', 24, Tsar Asen Str., Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation catalysts obtained from coal mineral matter  

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A hydrotreating catalyst is prepared from coal mineral matter obtained by low temperature ashing coals of relatively low bassanite content by the steps of: (a) depositing on the low temperature ash 0.25-3 grams of an iron or nickel salt in water per gram of ash and drying a resulting slurry; (b) crushing and sizing a resulting solid; and (c) heating the thus-sized solid powder in hydrogen.

Liu, Kindtoken H. D. (Newark, DE); Hamrin, Jr., Charles E. (Lexington, KY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Error Metrics for Oceanographic Model Verification  

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A common problem with modern numerical oceanographic models is spatial displacement, including misplacement and misshapenness of ocean circulation features. Traditional error metrics, such as least squares methods, are ineffective in many such ...

Sean B. Ziegeler; James D. Dykes; Jay F. Shriver

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Spatial Distribution of Cloud Particles  

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Recent studies have led to the statistical characterization of the spatial (temporal) distributions of cloud (precipitation) particles as a doubly stochastic Poisson process. This paper arrives at a similar conclusion (larger-than-Poissonian ...

A. B. Kostinski; A. R. Jameson

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data mining tasks and methods: spatial analysis  

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The number and the size of spatial databases are rapidly growing in applications such as geomarketing, astrophysics, and molecular biology. This is mainly due to the amazing progress in scientific instruments such as satellites with remote sensors or ...

Martin Ester

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial orientation and navigation in microgravity  

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This chapter summarizes the spatial disorientation problems and navigation difficulties described by astronauts and cosmonauts, and relates them to research findings on orientation and navigation in humans and animals. ...

Oman, Charles M.

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Spatial Analysis of Acid Precipitation Data  

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Kriging, an interpolation procedure that minimizes interpolation error and gives an accurate estimate of that error, is shown to be an appropriate objective analysis procedure for the study of spatial variability and structure in acid ...

Peter L. Finkelstein

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Spatial Structure of RASS Echoes  

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An experiment to observe the spatial distribution of radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) echo intensity and Doppler shift using the MU radar is described. Various transmitting configurations are used to confirm that the RASS signal is focused ...

Peter T. May; Tatsuhiro Adachi; Toshitaka Tsuda; Richard J. Lataitis

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Architectural Implications for Spatial Object Association Algorithms  

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Spatial object association, also referred to as cross-match of spatial datasets, is the problem of identifying and comparing objects in two or more datasets based on their positions in a common spatial coordinate system. In this work, we evaluate two crossmatch algorithms that are used for astronomical sky surveys, on the following database system architecture configurations: (1) Netezza Performance Server R, a parallel database system with active disk style processing capabilities, (2) MySQL Cluster, a high-throughput network database system, and (3) a hybrid configuration consisting of a collection of independent database system instances with data replication support. Our evaluation provides insights about how architectural characteristics of these systems affect the performance of the spatial crossmatch algorithms. We conducted our study using real use-case scenarios borrowed from a large-scale astronomy application known as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).

Kumar, V S; Kurc, T; Saltz, J; Abdulla, G; Kohn, S R; Matarazzo, C

2009-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Convergence of Bidirectional Reflectance Models  

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Analyses of bidirectional reflectance data are presented with implications regarding the spatial scales appropriate for inferring irradiances from radiances reflected by various surface–atmosphere scenes. Multiple-angle radiance data collected in ...

John M. Davis; Stephen K. Cox

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Variability of Outgoing Longwave Radiation  

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Data from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment scanning radiometer aboard the NOAA-9 operational meteorological satellite are used to investigate the spatial variability of outgoing longwave radiation (OLR). Daily and monthly radiation maps at ...

G. Louis Smith; David Rutan

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scalable spatially aware media sharing display system  

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The scalable spatially aware media sharing display system provides an efficient and convenient means of harnessing media messaging in global communications. A three- tiered system of input, control, and output creates a ...

Menard, Patrick, 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Variability of Shortwave Irradiance for Snowmelt in Forests  

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The spatial variation of melt energy can influence snow cover depletion rates and in turn be influenced by the spatial variability of shortwave irradiance to snow. The spatial variability of shortwave irradiance during melt under uniform and ...

John Pomeroy; Chad Ellis; Aled Rowlands; Richard Essery; Janet Hardy; Tim Link; Danny Marks; Jean Emmanuel Sicart

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Posters Comparisons of Brightness Temperature Measurements and Calculations Obtained  

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Posters Comparisons of Brightness Temperature Measurements and Calculations Obtained During the Spectral Radiance Experiment Y. Han, J. B. Snider, and E. R. Westwater National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Research Laboratories/Environmental Technology Laboratory Boulder, Colorado S. H. Melfi National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland R. A. Ferrare Hughes STX Corporation Lanham, Maryland Introduction In radiometric remote sensing of the atmosphere, the ability to calculate radiances from underlying state variables is fundamental. To infer temperature and water vapor profiles from satellite- or ground-based radiometers, one must determine cloud-free regions and then calculate clear-sky radiance emerging from the top of the earth's

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Hybrid nuclear reactor grey rod to obtain required reactivity worth  

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Hybrid nuclear reactor grey rods are described, wherein geometric combinations of relatively weak neutron absorber materials such as stainless steel, zirconium or INCONEL, and relatively strong neutron absorber materials, such as hafnium, silver-indium cadmium and boron carbide, are used to obtain the reactivity worths required to reach zero boron change load follow. One embodiment includes a grey rod which has combinations of weak and strong neutron absorber pellets in a stainless steel cladding. The respective pellets can be of differing heights. A second embodiment includes a grey rod with a relatively thick stainless steel cladding receiving relatively strong neutron absorber pellets only. A third embodiment includes annular relatively weak netron absorber pellets with a smaller diameter pellet of relatively strong absorber material contained within the aperture of each relatively weak absorber pellet. The fourth embodiment includes pellets made of a homogeneous alloy of hafnium and a relatively weak absorber material, with the percentage of hafnium chosen to obtain the desired reactivity worth.

Miller, John V. (Munhall, PA); Carlson, William R. (Scott Township, Allegheny County, PA); Yarbrough, Michael B. (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially-explicit impacts of carbon capture and sequestration...  

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Spatially-explicit impacts of carbon capture and sequestration on water supply and demand Title Spatially-explicit impacts of carbon capture and sequestration on water supply and...

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Effective fracture geometry obtained with large water sand ratio  

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Shale gas formation exhibits some unusual reservoir characteristics: nano-darcy matrix permeability, presence of natural fractures and gas storage on the matrix surface that makes it unique in many ways. It’s difficult to design an optimum fracture treatment for such formation and even more difficult is to describe production behavior using a reservoir model. So far homogeneous, two wing fracture, and natural fracture models have been used for this purpose without much success. Micro seismic mapping technique is used to measure the fracture propagation in real time. This measurement in naturally fractured shale formation suggests a growth of fracture network instead of a traditional two wing fractures. There is an industry wise consensus that fracture network plays an important role in determining the well productivity of such formations. A well with high density of fracture networks supposed to have better productivity. Shale formations have also exhibited production pattern which is very different from conventional or tight gas reservoir. Initial flow period is marked by steep decline in production while the late time production exhibits a slow decline. One of the arguments put for this behavior is linear flow from a bi-wing fractured well at early time and contribution of adsorbed gas in production at late time. However, bi-wing fracture geometry is not supported by the micro-seismic observation. A realistic model should include both the fracture network and adsorbed gas property. In this research we have proposed a new Power Law Permability model to simulate fluid flow from hydraulically fractured Shale formation. This model was first described by Valko & Fnu (2002) and used for analyzing acid treatment jobs. The key idea of this model is to use a power law permeability function that varies with the radial distance from well bore. Scaling exponent of this power law function has been named power law index. The permeability function has also been termed as secondary permeability. This work introduces the method of Laplace solution to solve the problem of transient and pseudo steady-state flow in a fracture network. Development and validation of this method and its extension to predict the pressure (and production) behaviour of fracture network were made using a novel technic. Pressure solution was then combined with material balance through productivity index to make production forecast. Reservoir rock volume affected by the fracture stimulation treatment that contributes in the production is called effective stimulated volume. This represents the extent of fracture network in this case. Barnett shale formation is a naturally fractured shale reservoir in Fort Worth basin. Several production wells from this formation was analysed using Power Law Model and it was found that wells productivity are highly dependent on stimulated volume. Apparently the wells flow under pseudo steady state for most part of their producing life and the effect of boundary on production is evident in as soon as one months of production. Due to short period of transient flow production from Barnett formations is expected to be largely independent of the relative distribution of permeability and highly dependent on the stimulated area and induced secondary permeability. However, an indirect relationship between permeability distribution and production rate is observed. A well with low power law index shows a better (more even) secondary permeability distribution in spatial direction, larger stimulated volume and better production. A comparative analysis between the new model and traditional fracture model was made. It was found that both models can be used successfully for history matching and production forecasting from hydraulically fractured shale gas formation.

Kumar, Amrendra

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computation of the spectrum of spatial Lyapunov exponents for the spatially extended beam-plasma systems and electron-wave devices  

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The spectrum of Lyapunov exponents is powerful tool for the analysis of the complex system dynamics. In the general framework of nonlinear dynamical systems a number of the numerical technics have been developed to obtain the spectrum of Lyapunov exponents for the complex temporal behavior of the systems with a few degree of freedom. Unfortunately, these methods can not apply directly to analysis of complex spatio-temporal dynamics in plasma devices which are characterized by the infinite phase space, since they are the spatially extended active media. In the present paper we propose the method for the calculation of the spectrum of the spatial Lyapunov exponents (SLEs) for the spatially extended beam-plasma systems. The calculation technique is applied to the analysis of chaotic spatio-temporal oscillations in three different beam-plasma model: (1) simple plasma Pierce diode, (2) coupled Pierce diodes, and (3) electron-wave system with backward electromagnetic wave. We find an excellent agreement between the system dynamics and the behavior of the spectrum of the spatial Lyapunov exponents. Along with the proposed method, the possible problems of SLEs calculation are also discussed. It is shown that for the wide class of the spatially extended systems the set of quantities included in the system state for SLEs calculation can be reduced using the appropriate feature of the plasma systems.

Alexander E. Hramov; Alexey A. Koronovskii; Vladimir A. Maximenko; Olga I. Moskalenko

2013-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Feature Evaluation for Aerial Scene Analysis  

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High-resolution aerial images are becoming more readily available, which drives the demand for robust, intelligent and efficient systems to process increasingly large amounts of image data. However, automated image interpretation still remains a challenging problem. Robust techniques to extract and represent features to uniquely characterize various aerial scene categories is key for automated image analysis. In this paper we examined the role of spatial features to uniquely characterize various aerial scene categories. We studied low-level features such as colors, edge orientations, and textures, and examined their local spatial arrangements. We computed correlograms representing the spatial correlation of features at various distances, then measured the distance between correlograms to identify similar scenes. We evaluated the proposed technique on several aerial image databases containing challenging aerial scene categories. We report detailed evaluation of various low-level features by quantitatively measuring accuracy and parameter sensitivity. To demonstrate the feature performance, we present a simple query-based aerial scene retrieval system.

Swearingen, Thomas S [ORNL] [ORNL; Cheriyadat, Anil M [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergent universe in spatially flat cosmological model  

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The scenario of an emergent universe provides a promising resolution to the big bang singularity in universes with positive or negative spatial curvature. It however remains unclear whether the scenario can be successfully implemented in a spatially flat universe which seems to be favored by present cosmological observations. In this paper, we study the stability of Einstein static state solutions in a spatially flat Shtanov-Sahni braneworld scenario. With a negative dark radiation term included and assuming a scalar field as the only matter energy component, we find that the universe can stay at an Einstein static state past eternally and then evolve to an inflation phase naturally as the scalar field climbs up its potential slowly. In addition, we also propose a concrete potential of the scalar field that realizes this scenario.

Kaituo Zhang; Puxun Wu; Hongwei Yu

2013-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial neighborhood based anomaly detection in sensor datasets  

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Success of anomaly detection, similar to other spatial data mining techniques, relies on neighborhood definition. In this paper, we argue that the anomalous behavior of spatial objects in a neighborhood can be truly captured when both (a) spatial ... Keywords: Outlier detection, Sensors, Spatial neighborhood

Vandana P. Janeja; Nabil R. Adam; Vijayalakshmi Atluri; Jaideep Vaidya

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Agent-Based Spatial Query Optimization in a Grid Environment  

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Resource management and optimization among autonomous spatial databases in a grid environment is always a challenge task. In this paper, we introduce a BDI Agent model for cooperating complex spatial query optimization task in a grid environment. Spatial ... Keywords: BDI Agent, grid, spatial query optimization

Yufei Bai; Xiujun Ma; Kunqing Xie; Cuo Cai; Ke Li

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial and Temporal Coexistence of Stimulated Scattering Processes under Crossed-Laser-Beam Irradiation  

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Spatial and temporal coexistence of ion-acoustic waves (IAW) and electron-plasma waves (EPW), driven, respectively, by stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering, at significant levels of amplitude, has been observed under the modified conditions of a laser-plasma interaction. The results were obtained using a secondary interaction beam to modify the growth of the instabilities and the multiplexing technique of a streak camera to simultaneously record the temporal and spatial evolution of Thomson-scattered light from both the IAW and the EPW. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Labaune, C.; Bauer, B.S.; Schifano, E. [Laboratoire pour l`Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, Ecole Polytechnique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 91128 Palaiseau cedex (France); Baldis, H.A.; Cohen, B.I. [Institute for Laser Science and Applications (ILSA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Architectural implications of spatial thermal filtering  

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Process technology scaling, lagging supply voltage scaling, and the resulting exponential increase in power density, have made temperature a first-class design constraint in today's microprocessors. Prior work has shown that the silicon substrate acts ... Keywords: Aspect ratio, Granularity, Many-core, Spatial filtering, Temperature, Thermal management

Karthik Sankaranarayanan; Brett H. Meyer; Wei Huang; Robert Ribando; Hossein Haj-Hariri; Mircea R. Stan; Kevin Skadron

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Density estimation for spatial data streams  

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In this paper we study the problem of estimating several types of spatial queries in a streaming environment. We propose a new approach, which we call Local Kernels, for computing density estimators by using local rather than global statistics on the ...

Cecilia M. Procopiuc; Octavian Procopiuc

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial user interface for experiencing Mogao caves  

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In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of the Pure Land AR, which is an installation that employs spatial user interface and allows users to virtually visit the UNESCO world heritage -- Mogao Caves by using handheld devices. The installation ... Keywords: augmented reality, heritage preservation, virtual reality

Leith Kin Yip Chan; Sarah Kenderdine; Jeffrey Shaw

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Spatial Resolution of the Pressure Anemometer  

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One of the important characteristics of an anemometer is its spatial resolution. A three-dimensional generalization is given of a method to calculate the transfer function as a function of the wavenumber, devised by Kaimal et al. for a sonic ...

W. A. Oost; G. J. Komen

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient spatial sampling of large geographical tables  

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Large-scale map visualization systems play an increasingly important role in presenting geographic datasets to end users. Since these datasets can be extremely large, a map rendering system often needs to select a small fraction of the data to visualize ... Keywords: data visualization, geographical databases, indexing, maps, query processing, spatial sampling

Anish Das Sarma; Hongrae Lee; Hector Gonzalez; Jayant Madhavan; Alon Halevy

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Search on the Spatial Grid  

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This paper explores Quantum Search on the two dimensional spatial grid. Recent exploration into the topic has devised a solution that runs in O(sqrt(n*ln(n))). This paper explores a new algorithm that gives promise for the O(sqrt(n)) result that is the lower bound off of the grid.

Matthew Falk

2013-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

105

Spatially Resolved Observations of the Galactic Center Source, IRS 21  

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We present diffraction-limited 2-25 micron images obtained with the W. M. Keck 10-m telescopes that spatially resolve the cool source, IRS 21, one of a small group of enigmatic objects in the central parsec of our Galaxy that have eluded classification. Modeled as a Gaussian, the azimuthally-averaged intensity profile of IRS 21 has a half-width half-maximum (HWHM) size of 650+/-80 AU at 2.2 microns and an average HWHM size of 1600+/-200 AU at mid-infrared wavelengths. These large apparent sizes imply an extended distribution of dust. The mid-infrared color map indicates that IRS 21 is a self-luminous source rather than an externally heated dust clump as originally suggested. The spectral energy distribution has distinct near- and mid-infrared components. A simple radiative transfer code, which simultaneously fits the near- and mid- infrared photometry and intensity profiles, supports a model in which the near-infrared radiation is scattered and extincted light from an embedded central source, while the mid-infrared emission is from thermally re-radiating silicate dust. We argue that IRS 21 (and by analogy the other luminous sources along the Northern Arm) is a massive star experiencing rapid mass loss and plowing through the Northern Arm, thereby generating a bow shock, which is spatially resolved in our observations.

A. Tanner; A. M. Ghez; M. Morris; E. E. Becklin; A. Cotera; M. Ressler; M. Werner; P. Wizinowich

2002-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Cumulus Cloud Field Morphology and Spatial Patterns Derived from High Spatial Resolution Landsat Imagery  

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Detailed observations of cumulus cloud scales and processes are an essential ingredient in models that deal with (i) high spatial resolution cumulus ensembles; and (ii) parameterization of cloud radiative processes. The present investigation ...

S. K. Sengupta; R. M. Welch; M. S. Navar; T. A. Berendes; D. W. Chen

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Spatial Inhomogeneities in Cumulus Clouds Using High Spatial Resolution Landsat Data  

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Aircraft observations and high resolution Landsat Multispectral Scanner digital data are used to determine the sizes of spatial inhomogeneities (“holes”) in cumulus clouds. The majority of holes are found near cloud edges, but the larger holes ...

Lindsay Parker; R. M. Welch; D. J. Musil

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intercomparison of Spatial Forecast Verification Methods: Identifying Skillful Spatial Scales Using the Fractions Skill Score  

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The fractions skill score (FSS) was one of the measures that formed part of the Intercomparison of Spatial Forecast Verification Methods project. The FSS was used to assess a common dataset that consisted of real and perturbed Weather Research ...

Marion Mittermaier; Nigel Roberts

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What is Special About Spatial Data? Alternative Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis  

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The analysis of spatial data has always played a central role in the quantitative scientific tradition in geography. Recently, there have appeared a considerable number of publications devoted to presenting research results and to assessing the state of the art.

Luc Anselin

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Massive Graviton on a Spatial Condensation Web  

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Starting from general relativity and 3 canonical free scalar fields, the background solution spontaneously breaks the Lorentz symmetry, gives rise to a spatial condensation scenario. Such model can be considered as a simplest massive gravity theory. The effective field theory approach in our scenario is valid up to the quantum gravity scale, say, Plank scale. We then apply our massive gravity theory to inflation, the graviton mass removes the IR divergence of the inflationary loop diagram.

Chunshan Lin

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Dispersion and Performance Evaluation of  

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Channel capacity of a MIMO system is dependent not only on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) but also on spatial correlation among antenna elements. Therefore, the system design must rely on good propagation predictions. By using a ray tracing simulator, which considers reflections, penetrations and diffractions in 3-D space, we predict channel properties and evaluate capacity of 4 4 indoor MIMO channels for both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) cases. Before extensive simulations, the predictions of the simulator are verified by comparing results of wideband channel measurement and simulation. The comparison shows that path loss and RMS delay spread can be well predicted by simulation. Based on simulated results, we investigate the spatial dispersion of the channel and its impact on channel capacity. Data analysis shows that spatial dispersion can be better characterized by using both the azimuth spread and elevation spread than by only one of them. Moreover, the reduced capacity in the NLOS region due to lower signalto -noise can be partially compensated by an increase in capacity due to lower signal correlation.

Indoor Mimo Channels; Haibing Yang; Matti H. A. J. Herben

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian multivariate spatial models and their applications  

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Univariate hierarchical Bayes models are being vigorously researched for use in disease mapping, engineering, geology, and ecology. This dissertation shows how the models can also be used to build modelbased risk maps for areabased roadway tra?c crashes. Countylevel vehicle crash records and roadway data from Texas are used to illustrate the method. A potential extension that uses univariate hierarchical models to develop networkbased risk maps is also discussed. Several Bayesian multivariate spatial models for estimating the tra?c crash rates from di?erent types of crashes simultaneously are then developed. The speci?c class of spatial models considered is conditional autoregressive (CAR) model. The univariate CAR model is generalized for several multivariate cases. A general theorem for each case is provided to ensure that the posterior distribution is proper under improper and ?at prior. The performance of various multivariate spatial models is compared using a Bayesian information criterion. The Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) computational techniques are used for the model parameter estimation and statistical inference. These models are illustrated and compared again with the Texas crash data. There are many directions in which this study can be extended. This dissertation concludes with a short summary of this research and recommends several promising extensions.

Song, Joon Jin

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibrating the Spatial Response of Bio-Optical Sensors  

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This article describes an experimental method used to establish the spatial wavenumber response of in situ fluorometers. The method is applied to a fluorometer developed to measure the structure of the fluorescence field at high spatial ...

Fabian Wolk; Hidekatsu Yamazaki; Hua Li; Rolf G. Lueck

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing and Modeling Temporal and Spatial Trends in Rainfall Extremes  

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A hierarchical spatial model for daily rainfall extremes that characterizes their temporal variation due to interannual climatic forcing as well as their spatial pattern is proposed. The model treats the parameters of at-site probability ...

Santosh K. Aryal; Bryson C. Bates; Edward P. Campbell; Yun Li; Mark J. Palmer; Neil R. Viney

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Snowpack spatial variability: towards understanding its effect on remote sensing  

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Snowpack spatial variability: towards understanding its effect on remote sensing measurements spatial variability: towards understanding its effect on remote sensing mea- surements and snow slope large errors in these basin estimates. Remote sensing measurements offer a promising alternative, due

Marshall, Hans-Peter

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Spatial multi-taper spectrum estimation for nuclear reactor modelling  

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Multi-taper univariate and cross-spectral analysis is used to investigate the structure of spatial variation in the temperatures measured across the surface of a nuclear reactor. The construction of the spatial tapers over the approximate circular reactor ...

C. J. Scarrott; G. Tunnicliffe Wilson

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Object-Centric spatial pooling for image classification  

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Spatial pyramid matching (SPM) based pooling has been the dominant choice for state-of-art image classification systems. In contrast, we propose a novel object-centric spatial pooling (OCP) approach, following the intuition that knowing the location ...

Olga Russakovsky; Yuanqing Lin; Kai Yu; Li Fei-Fei

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clustering of Maxima: Spatial Dependencies among Heavy Rainfall in France  

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One of the main objectives of statistical climatology is to extract relevant information hidden in complex spatial–temporal climatological datasets. To identify spatial patterns, most well-known statistical techniques are based on the concept of ...

Elsa Bernard; Philippe Naveau; Mathieu Vrac; Olivier Mestre

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clustering of maxima: Spatial dependencies among heavy rainfall in France  

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One of the main objectives of statistical climatology is to extract relevant information hidden in complex spatial-temporal climatological datasets. To identify spatial patterns, most well- known statistical techniques are based on the concept of ...

Elsa Bernard; Philippe Naveau; Mathieu Vrac; Olivier Mestre

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The Impact of Angular Energy Distribution on Spatial Correlation  

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The Impact of Angular Energy Distribution on Spatial Correlation R. Michael Buehrer Mobile approximation for spatial correlation for three very different angular energy distributions: a Gaussian angle for spatial correlation when the angular energy distribution is bi-modal. These generalized equations

Buehrer, R. Michael

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Temporal and spatial variability of surface temperature over Texas  

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Surface temperature is one of the most fundamental aspects of the climate system, and its study has been the focus of extensive research in the field of climatology for years. Examination of its temporal and spatial fluctuations can provide scientists with information on the behavior of the atmospheric circulation. Many researchers have also been interested in the physical processes and mechanisms at work in producing the observed distribution of the surface temperature field over the globe. Various analytical methods are used in the study of temperature variability on the Earth. White and Wallace (1978) documented the annual march of surface temperature by mapping amplitudes and phases of the seasonal cycle. The latter were obtained through Fourier analysis of the data. Kim and North (1991, 1992) routinely use second-moment statistics such as variance and spatial correlation to study the fluctuations of temperature in energy balance models as compared with observations. Empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis has become a popular and convenient method for representing the variability of climatic parameters since the groundbreaking work of Lorenz (1956). The first several EOFS, or patterns of covariability in a meteorological field, can sometimes be explained in a physical sense based on their shapes. While most previous efforts have concentrated on the global or hemispheric scale, this research examines the fluctuations of surface temperature on a regional scale, namely the state of Texas. Texas is an ideal location for a study of this type due to its vast areal extent, diverse topography, and expanse across different climatic regimes. Some of the methods used in the study of temperature variability are applied to the state of Texas.

Moninski, Anthony David

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gravity from the extension of spatial diffeomorphisms  

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The possibility of the extension of spatial diffeomorphisms to a larger family of symmetries in a class of classical field theories is studied. The generator of the additional local symmetry contains a quadratic kinetic term and a potential term which can be a general (not necessarily local) functional of the metric. From the perspective of the foundation of Einstein's gravity our results are positive: The extended constraint algebra is either that of Einstein's gravity, or ultralocal gravity. If our goal is a simple modification of Einstein's gravity that for example makes it perturbatively renormalizable, as has recently been suggested, then our results show that there is no such theory within this class.

Szilard Farkas; Emil J. Martinec

2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Finer-Resolution Air–Sea Coupling on the Intraseasonal Oscillation of the Indian Monsoon  

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A newly assembled atmosphere–ocean coupled model, called HadKPP, is described and then used to determine the effects of subdaily air–sea coupling and fine near-surface ocean vertical resolution on the representation of the Northern Hemisphere ...

Nicholas P. Klingaman; Steven J. Woolnough; Hilary Weller; Julia M. Slingo

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Anisotropic Spatial Distribution of CDM Subhalos  

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I review recent results on the spatial distribution of substructure in CDM halos. I show that the spatial distribution of subhalos is anisotropic and generally prolate with a long axis that is closely aligned with the long axis of the total mass distribution of the host halo. I show that the correlation between the subhalo distribution and the long axis of the host halo is strong both in dissipationless and dissipational gasdynamical simulations. More massive subhalos tend to be more strongly clustered along the major axis of the host halo reflecting filamentary accretion. The anisotropy of subhalos has potential implications for the interpretation of several observations in the Local Group and beyond. For example, I show that while the mean projected mass fraction in substructure in the central regions of CDM halos is fsub \\approx 0.4%, fsub is a strong function of projection angle and is ~ 5 to 6 times higher for projections that are nearly collinear with the major axis of the host halo.

Zentner, A R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Spatial and Temporal Dynamics: Residential Development Process  

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A lack of empirical evidence to understand neighborhood and residential development processes within neighborhoods has challenged urban planners’ ability to influence the course of future land development. The main objectives of this study were to examine neighborhood and residential development patterns and investigate dynamic processes in northwest Harris County, Texas, along the U.S. Highway 290 transportation corridor from 1945 to 2006. Researchers have identified different patterns of land development: leapfrog, contagion and infill development. However, because of the fuzziness in neighborhood and residential development patterns, the nominal classifications of development patterns are limited in their potential to characterize development patterns both on neighborhood and parcel levels; their applications for development processes and its impacts are even more limited. This study presents a quantitative approach for measuring development patterns by characterizing neighborhood development patterns as a function of spatial distance and temporal lapse time from the closest existing neighborhood to new neighborhood(s). The analysis in this study was based on disaggregated parcel data provided by the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) real estate and property records. The quantitative measures of neighborhood development patterns and processes within each pattern of neighborhood were derived by aggregating parcel level data into neighborhood level. This study developed the Long-term Trend of Development Model (LTDM) to classify neighborhood and residential development patterns based on spatial distance and temporal lapse time from existing neighborhoods to new neighborhood(s) each year to examine development processes. Regression analysis was used to identify the relationship between neighborhood patterns and residential development processes. This study found that development patterns can be measured quantitatively with spatial and temporal relationships between prior and new development at the neighborhood level. Empirical evidence supported the hypothesis that leapfrog neighborhood development triggers neighborhood development, contagion follows leapfrog neighborhood quickly, and infill follows contagion after a lapsed time. Residential development patterns in each pattern of neighborhood showed discrete development processes. Age of neighborhood can be used to predict development pressures and growth. In this process, physical and social infrastructure is involved, therefore, development process is best observed on the neighborhood level.

Park, Joung Im

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How to Obtain Authorization to Import and/or Export Natural Gas...  

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How to Obtain Authorization to Import andor Export Natural Gas and LNG How to Obtain Authorization to Import andor Export Natural Gas and LNG Petroleum Reserves International...

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How to Obtain Authorization to Import and/or Export Natural Gas...  

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Services Natural Gas Regulation How to Obtain Authorization to Import andor Export Natural Gas and LNG How to Obtain Authorization to Import andor Export Natural Gas...

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Reconstructing Spatial Distributions from Anonymized Locations  

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Devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and sensors are often equipped with GPS that accurately report a person's location. Combined with wireless communication, these devices enable a wide range of new social tools and applications. These same qualities, however, leave location-aware applications vulnerable to privacy violations. This paper introduces the Negative Quad Tree, a privacy protection method for location aware applications. The method is broadly applicable to applications that use spatial density information, such as social applications that measure the popularity of social venues. The method employs a simple anonymization algorithm running on mobile devices, and a more complex reconstruction algorithm on a central server. This strategy is well suited to low-powered mobile devices. The paper analyzes the accuracy of the reconstruction method in a variety of simulated and real-world settings and demonstrates that the method is accurate enough to be used in many real-world scenarios.

Horey, James L [ORNL; Forrest, Stephanie [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Groat, Michael [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of spatial thinking in geography textbook questions  

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This study examined questions embedded in four high school world geography textbooks to evaluate the degree to which the three components of spatial thinking were incorporated: concepts of space, tools of representation, and processes of reasoning. A three-dimensional taxonomy of spatial thinking to assess the questions was developed and validated via a survey of a group of spatial thinking experts. The spatiality of the concepts featured in 3,010 questions sampled from the textbooks was analyzed. The degree to which spatial representations and stimuli for reasoning were presented was also measured. Every question was compared against the taxonomy and coded. Inter-coder reliability was measured on about one percent of the sample questions. The results indicated that most questions that required knowledge about spatial concepts could be answered by knowing only simple concepts, such as location and place-specific identity, rather than complex concepts that require the identification of spatial patterns and associations. Not many questions asked students to incorporate spatial representations to answer the questions. Few questions did require creating a new representation. Students were asked to recall memorized geographic knowledge and terms rather than to infer, hypothesize, and generalize. Little difference was found among the four textbooks in that they rarely integrated the three components of spatial thinking into the questions. The research found that page-margin questions involved aspects of spatial thinking more than section- and chapter-assessment questions. Relatively simple concepts and lower level cognitive processes, however, were required in most questions that integrated the three components. The development of questions to help students practice complex processes of spatial thinking is necessary. The taxonomy developed in this research can be used as a guide to design curricular, instructional materials, and questions that incorporate aspects of spatial thinking.

Jo, Injeong

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Cloud Spatial and Vertical Distribution with Infrared...  

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Cloud Spatial and Vertical Distribution with Infrared Cloud Analyzer I. Genkova and C. N. Long Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington T. Besnard ATMOS SARL Le...

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Data, Statistical Analysis and Geo-Spatial Information Tools...  

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More About Us Job Opportunities Working With Us Visiting Us Center for Transportation Analysis Data, Statistical Analysis and Geo-Spatial Information Tools The Center for...

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EXPOSURE TO PHILADELPHIA’S CHARTER SCHOOLS: A SPATIAL ANALYSIS.  

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??Charter schools are becoming more prevalent in American education, specifically in urban areas as a mechanism for educational reform. This study conducts a spatial analysis… (more)

Sanchez, Luis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Spatial chemical distance based on atomic property fields  

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009-9316-x Spatial chemical distance based on atomicSimilarity of compound chemical structures often leads tonot always true, as distinct chemical scaffolds can exhibit

Grigoryan, A. V.; Kufareva, I.; Totrov, M.; Abagyan, R. A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disabled women and socio-spatial 'barriers' to motherhood.  

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??Disabled women’s social history of institutionalisation and spatial segregation has, over time and space, set them apart from mainstream society and rendered them invisible in… (more)

McFarlane, Hazel

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive Spatial Query Containment Framework for Minimizing Redundancy.  

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??Spatial data management has received significant attention from the database research community in recent years because of its huge application to our daily lives. Several… (more)

Unger, Brandon

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The spatial damping of magnetohydrodynamic waves in a flowing partially ionised prominence plasma  

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Solar prominences are partially ionised plasmas displaying flows and oscillations. These oscillations show time and spatial damping and, commonly, have been explained in terms of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves. We study the spatial damping of linear non-adiabatic MHD waves in a flowing partially ionised plasma, having prominence-like physical properties. We consider single fluid equations for a partially ionised hydrogen plasma including in the energy equation optically thin radiation, thermal conduction by electrons and neutrals, and heating. Keeping the frequency real and fixed, we have solved the obtained dispersion relations for the complex wavenumber, k, and have analysed the behaviour of the damping length, wavelength and the ratio of the damping length to the wavelength, versus period, for Alfven, fast, slow and thermal waves.

Carbonell, M; Oliver, R; Ballester, J L

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Transient And Spatially Non-Homogenous Accident Analysis Of Two-Dimensional Cylindrical Nuclear Reactor  

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The research about fast transient and spatially non-homogenous nuclear reactor accident analysis of two-dimensional nuclear reactor has been done. This research is about prediction of reactor behavior is during accident. In the present study, space-time diffusion equation is solved by using direct methods which consider spatial factor in detail during nuclear reactor accident simulation. Set of equations that obtained from full implicit finite-difference discretization method is solved by using iterative methods ADI (Alternating Direct Implicit). The indication of accident is decreasing macroscopic absorption cross-section that results large external reactivity. The power reactor has a peak value before reactor has new balance condition. Changing of temperature reactor produce a negative Doppler feedback reactivity. The reactivity will reduce excess positive reactivity. Temperature reactor during accident is still in below fuel melting point which is in secure condition.

Yulianti, Yanti [Dept. of Physics, Universitas Lampung (UNILA), Jl. Sumantri Brojonegor No.1 Bandar Lampung (Indonesia); Dept. of Physics, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung (Indonesia); Su'ud, Zaki; Waris, Abdul; Khotimah, S. N. [Dept. of Physics, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung (Indonesia); Shafii, M. Ali [Dept. of Physics, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung (Indonesia); Dept. of Physics, Universitas Andalas (UNAND), Kampus Limau Manis, Padang, Sumatera Barat (Indonesia)

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Morphological Covariance Applied to Texture Classification  

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of the sum of pixel values, i.e. "volume" of its input. In this paper, we investigate the potential of this operator. The image "volume", i.e. sum of pixel values, for increasing distances between the points of alternative measures to volume, and extend the work of Wilkinson (ICPR'02) in order to obtain a new covariance

Lefèvre, Sébastien

139

Transport in the spatially tempered, fractional Fokker-Planck equation  

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A study of truncated Levy flights in super-diffusive transport in the presence of an external potential is presented. The study is based on the spatially tempered, fractional Fokker-Planck (TFFP) equation in which the fractional diffusion operator is replaced by a tempered fractional diffusion (TFD) operator. We focus on harmonic (quadratic) potentials and periodic potentials with broken spatial symmetry. The main objective is to study the dependence of the steady-state probability density function (PDF), and the current (in the case of periodic potentials) on the level of tempering, lambda, and on the order of the fractional derivative in space, alpha. An expansion of the TFD operator for large lambda is presented, and the corresponding equation for the coarse grained PDF is obtained. The steady-state PDF solution of the TFFP equation for a harmonic potential is computed numerically. In the limit lambda -> infinity, the PDF approaches the expected Boltzmann distribution. However, nontrivial departures from this distribution are observed for finite (lambda > 0) truncations, and alpha not equal 2. In the study of periodic potentials, we use two complementary numerical methods: a finite-difference scheme based on the Grunwald-Letnikov discretization of the truncated fractional derivatives and a Fourier-based spectral method. In the limit lambda -> infinity, the PDFs converges to the Boltzmann distribution and the current vanishes. However, for alpha not equal 2, the PDF deviates from the Boltzmann distribution and a finite non-equilibrium ratchet current appears for any lambda > 0. The current is observed to converge exponentially in time to the steady-state value. The steady-state current exhibits algebraical decay with lambda, as J similar to lambda(-zeta), for alpha >= 1.75. However, for alpha <= 1.5, the steady-state current decays exponentially with lambda, as J similar to e(-xi lambda). In the presence of an asymmetry in the TFD operator, the tempering can lead to a current reversal. A detailed numerical study is presented on the dependence of the current on lambda and the physical parameters of the system.

Kullberg, A. [University of California, Los Angeles; Del-Castillo-Negrete, Diego B [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

YALINA-booster subcritical assembly pulsed-neutron experiments : data processing and spatial corrections.  

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The YALINA-Booster experiments and analyses are part of the collaboration between Argonne National Laboratory of USA and the Joint Institute for Power & Nuclear Research - SOSNY of Belarus for studying the physics of accelerator driven systems for nuclear energy applications using low enriched uranium. The YALINA-Booster subcritical assembly is utilized for studying the kinetics of accelerator driven systems with its highly intensive D-T or D-D pulsed neutron source. In particular, the pulsed neutron methods are used to determine the reactivity of the subcritical system. This report examines the pulsed-neutron experiments performed in the YALINA-Booster facility with different configurations for the subcritical assembly. The 1141 configuration with 90% U-235 fuel and the 1185 configuration with 36% or 21% U-235 fuel are examined. The Sjoestrand area-ratio method is utilized to determine the reactivities of the different configurations. The linear regression method is applied to obtain the prompt neutron decay constants from the pulsed-neutron experimental data. The reactivity values obtained from the experimental data are shown to be dependent on the detector locations inside the subcritical assembly and the types of detector used for the measurements. In this report, Bell's spatial correction factors are calculated based on a Monte Carlo model to remove the detector dependences. The large differences between the reactivity values given by the detectors in the fast neutron zone of the YALINA-Booster are reduced after applying the spatial corrections. In addition, the estimated reactivity values after the spatial corrections are much less spatially dependent.

Cao, Y.; Gohar, Y.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Spatial Filter for high power Lasers  

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A new pinhole architecture incorporates features intended to reduce the rate of plasma generation in a spatial filter for high-energy laser pulse beams. An elongated pinhole aperture is provided in an apertured body for rejecting off-axis rays of the laser pulse beam. The internal surface of the elongated aperture has a diameter which progressively tapers from a larger entrance cross-sectional area at an inlet to a smaller output cross-sectional area at an outlet. The tapered internal surface causes off-axis rays to be refracted in a low density plasma layer that forms on the internal surface or specularly reflected at grazing incidence from the internal surface. Off-axis rays of the high-energy pulse beam are rejected by this design. The external surface of the apertured body adjacent to the larger entrance cross-sectional area at the inlet to the elongated aperture is angled obliquely with respect to the to direction of the path of the high-energy laser pulse beam to backscatter off-axis rays away from the high-energy pulse beam. The aperture is formed as a truncated cone or alternatively with a tapered square cross-section. The internal surface of the aperture is coated with an ablative material, preferably high-density material which can be deposited with an exploding wire.

Estabrook, Kent G.; Celliers, Peter M.; Murray, James E.; DaSilva, Luiz; MacGowan, Brian J.; Rubenchik, Alexander M.; Manes, Kenneth R.; Drake, Robert P.; Afeyan, Bedros

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

THE AGE-REDSHIFT RELATION FOR LUMINOUS RED GALAXIES OBTAINED FROM FULL SPECTRUM FITTING AND ITS COSMOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS  

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The relative age of galaxies at different redshifts can be used to infer the Hubble parameter and put constraints on cosmological models. We select luminous red galaxies (LRGs) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 and then cross match it with the MPA/JHU catalog of galaxies to obtain a large sample of quiescent LRGs at redshift z {approx} 0.03-0.39. The total number of quiescent LRGs, 23,883, is divided into four sub-samples according to their velocity dispersions and each sub-sample is further divided into 12 redshift bins. The spectra of the LRGs in each redshift and velocity bin are co-added in order to obtain a combined spectrum with a relatively high signal-to-noise ratio. Adopting the GalexEV/SteLib model, we estimate the mean ages of the LRGs from these combined spectra by using the full-spectrum fitting method. We check the reliability of the estimated age by using Monte Carlo simulations and find that the estimates are robust and reliable. Assuming that the LRGs in each sub-sample and each redshift bin were on average formed at the same time, the Hubble parameter at the present time H {sub 0} is estimated from the age-redshift relation obtained for each sub-sample, which is compatible with the H {sub 0} value measured by other methods. We demonstrate that a systematic bias (up to {approx}20%) may be introduced to the H {sub 0} estimation because of recent star formation in the LRGs due to the later major mergers at z {approx}< 0.4, but this bias may be negligible for those sub-samples with large velocity dispersions. Using the age-redshift relations obtained from the sub-sample with the largest velocity dispersion or the two sub-samples with high velocity dispersions, we find H {sub 0} = 65{sup +7} {sub -3} km s{sup -1} Mpc{sup -1} or H {sub 0} = 74{sup +5} {sub -4} km s{sup -1} Mpc{sup -1} by assuming a spatially flat {Lambda}CDM cosmology. With upcoming surveys, such as the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, even larger samples of quiescent massive LRGs may be obtained, and thus the Hubble parameter can be measured with high accuracy usimg the age-redshift relation.

Liu Gaochao; Lu Youjun; Chen Xuelei; Zhao Yongheng; Du Wei; Meng Xianmin [Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100012 (China)

2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

143

Processing multi-way spatial joins on map-reduce  

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In this paper we investigate the problem of processing multi-way spatial joins on map-reduce platform. We look at two common spatial predicates - overlap and range. We address these two classes of join queries, discuss the challenges and ...

Himanshu Gupta; Bhupesh Chawda; Sumit Negi; Tanveer A. Faruquie; L. V. Subramaniam; Mukesh Mohania

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Spatially-encoded far-field representations for interactive walkthroughs  

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We introduce the notion of spatially encoded video and use it for efficiently representing image-based impostors for interactive walkthroughs. As part of a pre-process, we automatically decompose the model and compute the far-fields. The resulting texture ... Keywords: MPEG, image databases, image-based rendering, rendering systems, spatial data structures

Andrew Wilson; Ketan Mayer-Patel; Dinesh Manocha

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Inverse Kriging to Enhance Spatial Resolution of Imagery  

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We describe a unique approach to image resolution enhancement, inverse kriging (IK), which takes advantage of the spatial relationship between high- and low-resolution images within an area of overlap. Once established, this mathematical relationship then can be applied across the entire low-resolution image to significantly sharpen the image. The mathematical relationship uses the spatial correlations within the low-resolution image and between the low and high spatial-resolution imagery. Two of the most important requirements of the technique are that the images be co-registered well within the resolution of the larger pixels and that the spatial structure of the training area (where the spatial correlation statistics are compared) is similar to the structure of the remaining image area where it will be applied. Testing was performed using same-sensor and multi-sensor imagery. We show results that indicate that the method does improve the low spatial-resolution imagery. The selection of a training area spatial structure similar to the area being processed is important, as areas with different spatial structure (e.g., vegetation versus buildings and roads) will produce poor results. Comparisons with bilinear interpolation demonstrate that IK could be used as an improved interpolation tool, for example, in the image-registration process.

Petrie, Gregg M. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Heasler, Patrick G. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Perry, Eileen M. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Thompson, Sandra E. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Daly, Don S. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

2002-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

146

Echology: an interactive spatial sound and video artwork  

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We present a novel way of manipulating a spatial soundscape, one that encourages collaboration and exploration. Through a table-top display surrounded by speakers and lights, participants are invited to engage in peaceful play with Beluga whales shown ... Keywords: Beluga whale, interactive art, mediascape, sound spatialization

Meghan Deutscher; Reynald Hoskinson; Sachiyo Takashashi; Sidney Fels

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Quantified Symmetry for Entorhinal Spatial Maps Erick Chastain  

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Quantified Symmetry for Entorhinal Spatial Maps Erick Chastain , Yanxi Liu February 6, 2006 spatial map (see also Chastain & Liu 2006 [2]). We show that the geometric and algebraic invariant, 4th edn. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1980). [2] Chastain, E., and Liu, Y. Firing Fields

148

A Computational Model of Mitigating Disease Spread in Spatial Networks  

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This study examines the problem of disease spreading and containment in spatial networks, where the computational model is capable of detecting disease progression to initiate processes mitigating infection spreads. This paper focuses on disease spread ... Keywords: Computational Epidemiology, Computer Viruses, Disease Progression, Forest Fires, Spatial Networks

Taehyong Kim; Kang Li; Aidong Zhang; Surajit Sen; Murali Ramanathan

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Convex synthesis of localized controllers for spatially invariant systems  

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A method is presented to impose localization in controller design for distributed arrays with underlying spatial invariance. The method applies to either state or output feedback problems where the performance objective (e.g., stabilization, H"2 or H"~ ... Keywords: Decentralized control, Distributed parameter systems, Dynamic output feedback, Matrix inequality, Spatial invariance, State feedback

Gustavo Ayres De Castro; Fernando Paganini

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Learning Game-Specific Spatially-Oriented Heuristics  

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This paper describes an architecture that begins with enough general knowledge to play any board game as a novice, and then shifts its decision-making emphasis to learned, game-specific, spatially-oriented heuristics. From its playing experience, ... Keywords: extensible architectures, game playing, machine learning, spatial cognition

Susan L. Epstein; Jack Gelfand; Esther Lock

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Definition: SAR | Open Energy Information  

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SAR SAR Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png SAR Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is a form of radar whose defining characteristic is its use of relative motion, between an antenna and its target region, to provide distinctive long-term coherent-signal variations, that are exploited to obtain finer spatial resolution than is possible with conventional beam-scanning means. It originated as an advanced form of side-looking airborne radar (SLAR).[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is a form of radar whose defining characteristic is its use of relative motion, between an antenna and its target region, to provide distinctive long-term coherent-signal variations, that are exploited to obtain finer spatial resolution than is possible with

152

Experimental Studies with Spatial Gaussian-Cut Laser for the LCLS Photocathode Gun  

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To simplify the LCLS operation and further enhance the injector performances, we are evaluating the various parameters including the photocathode drive laser system. Extensive simulations show that both the projected and time-sliced emittances with spatial Gaussian profiles having reasonable tail-cut are better than those with uniform one. The simulated results are also supported by theoretical analyses. In the LCLS, the spatial uniform or Gaussian-cut laser profiles are conveniently obtained by adjusting the optics of the telescope upstream of an iris, used to define laser size on the cathode. Preliminary beam studies at the LCLS injector show that both the projected and time-sliced emittances with spatial Gaussian-cut laser are almost as good as, although not better than, those with uniform one. In addition, the laser transmission through the iris with the Gaussian-cut profile is twice with uniform one, which can significantly ease LCLS copper cathode/laser operations and thus improve the LCLS operation efficiency. More beam studies are planned to measure FEL performances with the Gaussian-cut in comparison with the uniform one. All simulations and measurements are presented in the paper.

Zhou, F.; Brachmann, A.; Emma, P.; Gilevich, S.; Huang, Z.; /SLAC

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

153

Volumetric measurements of a spatially growing dust acoustic wave  

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In this study, tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo-PIV) techniques are used to make volumetric measurements of the dust acoustic wave (DAW) in a weakly coupled dusty plasma system in an argon, dc glow discharge plasma. These tomo-PIV measurements provide the first instantaneous volumetric measurement of a naturally occurring propagating DAW. These measurements reveal over the measured volume that the measured wave mode propagates in all three spatial dimensional and exhibits the same spatial growth rate and wavelength in each spatial direction.

Williams, Jeremiah D. [Physics Department, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio 45504 (United States)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

154

Can I obtain a list of companies involved in the natural gas ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Can I obtain a list of companies involved in the natural gas industry, such as utilities, pipeline companies, and storage operators? Yes. EIA collects and publishes a ...

155

ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Spatially Distributed  

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Spatially Distributed CO2, Sensible, and Latent Heat Fluxes over the Spatially Distributed CO2, Sensible, and Latent Heat Fluxes over the Southern Great Plains Biraud, Sebastien Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Riley, William Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Fischer, Marc Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Torn, Margaret Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratoroy Berry, Joseph Carnegie Inst.of Washington Cooley, Heather Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Vegetation and vegetation processes strongly influence the spatial distribution of sensible and latent heat fluxes, as well as controlling ecosystem-atmosphere CO2 exchange. Estimating spatially distributed ecosystem fluxes is important for ARM cloud modeling and for the North American Carbon Program. We describe here a methodology to estimate surface energy fluxes and net ecosystem CO2 Exchange (NEE) continuously over the

156

Spatial Coherence of Tropical Rainfall at the Regional Scale  

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This study examines the spatial coherence characteristics of daily station observations of rainfall in five tropical regions during the principal rainfall season(s): the Brazilian Nordeste, Senegal, Kenya, northwestern India, and northern ...

Vincent Moron; Andrew W. Robertson; M. Neil Ward; Pierre Camberlin

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Spatial Estimation of Reference Evapotranspiration in Andalusia, Spain  

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Knowledge of the spatial and temporal distribution of reference crop evapotranspiration (ET0) is of interest for regional water resources management, especially in areas of the world where fine-tuning of agricultural water demands over large ...

Karl Vanderlinden; Juan Vicente Giráldez; Marc Van Meirvenne

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Temporal, Spatial, and Spatio-Temporal Data Mining - Springer  

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An Updated Bibliography of Temporal, Spatial, and Spatio-temporal Data ... Close Plain text ... eBook Package english Computer Science · eBook Package english full ... National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University of ...

159

The Variational Inequality Approach for Solving Spatial Auction ...  

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Mar 23, 2007 ... Department of System Analysis and Information Technologies, ... Spatial market problem, capacity constraints, variational in- equality, auction ... of applications, such as Engineering, Energy and Economics, and their man-.

160

Modernity of Chinese urban neighborhoods : toward new spatial forms  

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There is always a general dilemma about how to balance technology and humanity in urban neighborhood development. Modem technology creates many new spatial forms for Chinese urban neighborhoods, but it also destroys many ...

Yi, Qian, 1973-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for...  

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Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for Stable Combustion in Lean Premixed Combustors Speaker(s): Jong Guen Lee Date: November 30, 2000 - 12:00pm Location:...

162

Spatial Variability and Interpolation of Stochastic Weather Simulation Model Parameters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatial variability of 58 precipitation and temperature parameters from the “generation of weather elements for multiple applications” (GEM) weather generator has been investigated over a region of significant complexity in topography and ...

Gregory L. Johnson; Christopher Daly; George H. Taylor; Clayton L. Hanson

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Right-lateralized brain oscillations in human spatial navigation  

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During spatial navigation, lesion and functional imaging studies suggest that the right hemisphere has a unique functional role. However, studies of direct human brain recordings have not reported interhemisphere differences in navigation-related oscillatory ...

Joshua Jacobs; Igor O. Korolev; Jeremy B. Caplan; Arne D. Ekstrom; Brian Litt; Gordon Baltuch; Itzhak Fried; Andreas Schulze-Bonhage; Joseph R. Madsen; Michael J. Kahana

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Estimating Spatial Velocity Statistics with Coherent Doppler Lidar  

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The spatial statistics of a simulated turbulent velocity field are estimated using radial velocity estimates from simulated coherent Doppler lidar data. The structure functions from the radial velocity estimates are processed to estimate the ...

Rod Frehlich; Larry Cornman

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Planning support systems for spatial planning through social learning  

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This dissertation examines new professional practices in urban planning that utilize new types of spatial planning support systems (PSS) based on geographic information systems (GIS) software. Through a mixed-methods ...

Goodspeed, Robert (Robert Charles)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Accelerating Spatially Explicit Simulations of Spread of Lyme Disease  

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The factors influencing spread of Lyme disease are often studied using computer-based simulations and spatially explicit models. However, simulating large and complex models is a time consuming task, even when parallel simulation techniques are employed. ...

Dhananjai M. Rao; Philip A. Wilsey

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Using Satellite Data to Reduce Spatial Extent of Diagnosed Icing  

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Overprediction of the spatial extent of aircraft icing is a major problem in forecaster products based on numerical model output. Dependence on relative humidity fields, which are inherently broad and smooth, is the cause of this difficulty. ...

Gregory Thompson; Randy Bullock; Thomas F. Lee

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Architectural representation ; spatial comprehension and assessment through visualization technique  

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There are two distinguishable parts to this thesis. Part I is a discourse on architectural representation. It defines the theoretical boundary for Part II, research on a particular spatial representation system, physical ...

Alberto, Donald

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Spatial Data Mining in Practice: Principles and Case Studies  

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Almost any data can be referenced in geographic space. Such data permit advanced analyses that utilize the position and relationships of objects in space as well as geographic background information. Even though spatial data mining is still a young research ...

Christine Körner; Dirk Hecker; Maike Krause-Traudes; Michael May; Simon Scheider; Daniel Schulz; Hendrik Stange; Stefan Wrobel

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Spatial Coherence of Monthly Precipitation in the United States  

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Factor analysis and an orthogonal rotation to the varimax criterion are used to identify the synoptic-scale regions of the United States over which monthly precipitation amounts show the greatest spatial coherence. The regions are consistent with ...

John E. Walsh; Michael B. Richman; David W. Allen

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Spatial Variation in Turbulent Heat Fluxes in Drake Passage  

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High-resolution underway shipboard atmospheric and oceanic observations collected in Drake Passage from 2000 to 2009 are used to examine the spatial scales of turbulent heat fluxes and flux-related state variables. The magnitude of the seasonal ...

ChuanLi Jiang; Sarah T. Gille; Janet Sprintall; Kei Yoshimura; Masao Kanamitsu

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

On the Transformations between Temporal and Spatial Growth Rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This note compares the error distributions for three transformation formulae between temporal growth rate and spatial growth rate with the linearized barotropic vorticity equation. The sech2 and the tanh basic-state profiles are used for ...

Melinda S. Peng; R. T. Williams

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

A training methodology for spatial orientation in spacecraft  

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This thesis investigates a way to use virtual reality techniques to teach space vehicle inhabitants about the configuration of their craft so that their performance in orientation and spatial memory tasks is improved. An ...

Buckland, Daniel Aaron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Passive background correction method for spatially resolved detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for passive background correction during spatially or angularly resolved detection of emission that is based on the simultaneous acquisition of both the passive background spectrum and the spectrum of the target of interest.

Schmitt, Randal L. (Tijeras, NM); Hargis, Jr., Philip J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

175

Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Beijing Urban Heat Island Intensity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An hourly dataset of automatic weather stations over Beijing Municipality in China is developed and is employed to analyze the spatial and temporal characteristics of urban heat island intensity (UHII) over the built-up areas. A total of 56 ...

Ping Yang; Guoyu Ren; Weidong Liu

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Spatial Coherence and Seasonal Predictability of Monsoon Onset over Indonesia  

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The seasonal potential predictability of monsoon onset during the August–December season over Indonesia is studied through analysis of the spatial coherence of daily station rainfall and gridded pentad precipitation data from 1979 to 2005. The ...

Vincent Moron; Andrew W. Robertson; Rizaldi Boer

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Spatial Coherence and Predictability of Indonesian Wet Season Rainfall  

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Rainfall from 63 stations across Indonesia is examined for the period 1950–98 to determine the spatial coherence of wet season anomalies. An example of almost unrelated anomalies at two neighboring stations is presented. Principal component ...

Malcolm Haylock; John McBride

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Implication of Spatial Averaging in Complex-Terrain Wind Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Studies of wind over complex terrain have been conducted at three times and two locations in Northern California. Instrumentation included conventional cup-vane anemometers and optical anemometers with spatial averaging over path lengths of 0.6-1 ...

W. M. Porch

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Heavy Precipitation Events over Canada  

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Spatial and temporal characteristics of heavy precipitation events over Canada (excluding the high Arctic) are examined for the period 1900–98. In southern Canada, about 71% of total precipitation comes from rainfall events. In northern Canada, ...

Xuebin Zhang; W. D. Hogg; Éva Mekis

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for Stable  

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Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for Stable Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for Stable Combustion in Lean Premixed Combustors Speaker(s): Jong Guen Lee Date: November 30, 2000 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Robert Cheng The limited success that has been achieved to date in suppressing unstable combustion in lean premixed combustors has been based on the use one of three approaches: a pilot flame, active combustion control using either primary or secondary fuel flow modulation, or modification of the fuel time lag. What these approaches have in common is that they all involve changing the spatial and/or temporal fuel distribution in a manner, which suppresses a given instability. In this presentation, results are presented from an experimental study of the effect of the spatial and temporal fuel

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181

Spatial modulation and topological current in holographic QCD matter  

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We investigate an impact of the axial-vector interaction on spatial modulation of quark matter. A magnetic field coupled with baryon density leads to a topological axial current, so that the effect of the axial-vector interaction is crucially enhanced then. Using the Sakai-Sugimoto model we have found that, contrary to a naive expectation, the spatially modulated phase is less favored for a stronger magnetic field, which is realized by the presence of topological current.

Kenji Fukushima; Pablo Morales

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

182

USE OF THE SPATIAL KD-TREE IN COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSAPPLICATIONS  

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The need to perform spatial queries and searches is commonly encountered within the field of computational physics. The development of applications ranging from scientific visualization to finite element analysis requires efficient methods of locating domain objects relative to general locations in space. Much of the time, it is possible to form and maintain spatial relationships between objects either explicitly or by using relative motion constraints as the application evolves in time. Occasionally, either due to unpredictable relative motion or the lack of state information, an application must perform a general search (or ordering) of geometric objects without any explicit spatial relationship information as a basis. If previous state information involving domain geometric objects is not available, it is typically an involved and time consuming process to create object adjacency information or to order the objects in space. Further, as the number of objects and the spatial dimension of the problem domain is increased, the time required to search increases greatly. This paper proposes an implementation of a spatial k-d tree (skD-tree) for use by various applications when a general domain search is required. The skD-tree proposed in this paper is a spatial access method where successive tree levels are split along different dimensions. Objects are indexed by their centroid, and the minimum bounding box of objects in a node are stored in the tree node. The paper focuses on a discussion of efficient and practical algorithms for multidimensional spatial data structures for fast spatial query processing. These functions include the construction of a skD-tree of geometric objects, intersection query, containment query, and nearest neighbor query operations.

Khamayseh, Ahmed K [ORNL; Hansen, Glen [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Fuel Panics - insights from spatial agent-based simulation  

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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Working Papers in Economics Fuel Panics insights from spatial agent-based simulation Eben Upton and William J. Nuttall CWPE 1309 Fuel Panics insights from spatial agent-based simulation EPRG... Working Paper 1305 Cambridge Working Paper in Economics 1309 Eben Upton and William J. Nuttall Abstract The United Kingdom has twice suffered major disruption as a result of fuel panics first in September 2000 coincident with a wave...

Upton, Eben; Nuttall, William J.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

A Review of Spatial Statistical Techniques for Location Studies  

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While the new economic geography of trade and location has, understandably enough, concentrated on developing models of stylised relationships, it now seems that a review of some techniques which may be applied in empirical testing could prove useful. It is this task that will be approached here, conditioned by the advances taking place in new economic geography on the one hand, and in spatial data analysis on the other. Spatial data analysis ranges from the visualization and exploration of spatial data, through spatial statistics to spatial econometrics. The techniques involved are intended to explore for and demonstrate the presence of dependence between observations in space. Typically, observations are classified into three broad types: fields or surfaces with values at least theoretically observable over the whole study area, as in geostatistics, point patterns representing the occurrence of an observation, such as reported cases in epidemiology, and finally lattice observations, where attribute values adhere to a tesselation of the study area. This last form has much in common with time series studies, and shares a number of key testing techniques with econometrics. The paper reviews chosen techniques which can be applied in new economic geography. Point patterns, for instance, can be readily used to attempt to detect clustering. Lattice observations are used in the study of dynamic externalities, and consequently the effects of testing hypotheses based on spatial series should be examined. Finally, attention will be drawn to problems arising from spatial non-stationarity, when causal relationships may vary across space, and from the modifiable areal unit problem, when test results are influenced by the choice of spatial aggregation employed. 1

Roger Bivand

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The chemistry of minerals obtained from the combustion of Jordanian oil shale  

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The chemistry of minerals obtained from the combustion of Jordanian oil shale Awni Y. Al was performed on the spent oil shale (oil shale ash) obtained from the combustion of Jordanian oil shale process, minimal fragmentation was encountered since Jordanian oil shale contains large proportions of ash

Shawabkeh, Reyad A.

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Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Reactors and processes are disclosed that can utilize high heat fluxes to obtain fast, steady-state reaction rates. Porous catalysts used in conjunction with microchannel reactors to obtain high rates of heat transfer are also disclosed. Reactors and processes that utilize short contact times, high heat flux and low pressure drop are described. Improved methods of steam reforming are also provided.

Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y. (Pasco, WA); Wang, Yong (Richland, WA); Wegeng, Robert S. (Richland, WA); Gao, Yufei (Kennewick, WA)

2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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U-163: PHP Command Parameter Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially  

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3: PHP Command Parameter Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain 3: PHP Command Parameter Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Execute Arbitrary Code U-163: PHP Command Parameter Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Execute Arbitrary Code May 7, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: PHP Command Parameter Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: Prior to 5.3.12 and 5.4.2 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in PHP. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027022 CVE-2012-1823 CVE-2012-2311 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: A remote user can submit a specially crafted request containing a command

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U-076: OpenSSL Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service, Obtain Information, and  

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76: OpenSSL Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service, Obtain 76: OpenSSL Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service, Obtain Information, and Potentially Execute Arbitrary Code U-076: OpenSSL Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service, Obtain Information, and Potentially Execute Arbitrary Code January 6, 2012 - 8:15am Addthis PROBLEM: OpenSSL Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service, Obtain Information, and Potentially Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: OpenSSL prior to 0.9.8s; 1.x prior to 1.0.0f ABSTRACT: A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026485 OpenSSL Security Advisory IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: Several vulnerabilities were reported in OpenSSL. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. A remote user can obtain sensitive information. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the

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Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition  

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4 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain 4 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input Attached is Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input. Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Michael Righi of the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office Acquisition and Project Management at (202) 287-1337 or at Michael.Righi@hq.doe.gov. POLICY_FLASH_2013-24 disseminating the Dep Sec's memo of Jan 28 2013 on Fee Determ and AEs.pdf Fee Determinations - Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input.pdf More Documents & Publications Policy Flash: 2013-52 Contractor Legal Management Requirements: Final Rule

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U-053: Linux kexec Bugs Let Local and Remote Users Obtain Potentially  

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53: Linux kexec Bugs Let Local and Remote Users Obtain 53: Linux kexec Bugs Let Local and Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information U-053: Linux kexec Bugs Let Local and Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information December 7, 2011 - 7:30am Addthis PROBLEM: Linux kexec Bugs Let Local and Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information . PLATFORM: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) ABSTRACT: Several vulnerabilities were reported in Linux kexec. A remote or local user can obtain potentially sensitive information. reference LINKS: Red Hat Security Advisory: RHSA-2011:1532-3 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026375 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: Kdump uses the SSH "StrictHostKeyChecking=no" option when dumping to SSH

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U-017: HP MFP Digital Sending Software Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially  

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7: HP MFP Digital Sending Software Lets Local Users Obtain 7: HP MFP Digital Sending Software Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information U-017: HP MFP Digital Sending Software Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information October 24, 2011 - 12:30pm Addthis PROBLEM: HP MFP Digital Sending Software Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information . PLATFORM: HP MFP Digital Sending Software v4.91.21 and all previous 4.9x versions ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in HP MFP Digital Sending Software. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information. reference LINKS: HP Advisory ID: c03052686 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026228 CVE-2011-3163 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP MFP Digital Sending Software running on Windows. The vulnerability could result in

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Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition  

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4 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain 4 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input Attached is Policy Flash 2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input. Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Michael Righi of the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office Acquisition and Project Management at (202) 287-1337 or at Michael.Righi@hq.doe.gov. POLICY_FLASH_2013-24 disseminating the Dep Sec's memo of Jan 28 2013 on Fee Determ and AEs.pdf Fee Determinations - Requirement to Obtain Acquisition Executive's Input.pdf More Documents & Publications Policy Flash: 2013-52 Contractor Legal Management Requirements: Final Rule

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Spatial Disaggregation of CO2 Emissions for the State of California  

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Spatial Disaggregation of CO2 Emissions for the State of California Title Spatial Disaggregation of CO2 Emissions for the State of California Publication Type Report Year of...

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Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification for Large Scale Spatial Inverse Problems  

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We considered a Bayesian approach to nonlinear inverse problems in which the unknown quantity is a high dimension spatial field. The Bayesian approach contains a natural mechanism for regularization in the form of prior information, can incorporate information from heterogeneous sources and provides a quantitative assessment of uncertainty in the inverse solution. The Bayesian setting casts the inverse solution as a posterior probability distribution over the model parameters. Karhunen-Lo'eve expansion and Discrete Cosine transform were used for dimension reduction of the random spatial field. Furthermore, we used a hierarchical Bayes model to inject multiscale data in the modeling framework. In this Bayesian framework, we have shown that this inverse problem is well-posed by proving that the posterior measure is Lipschitz continuous with respect to the data in total variation norm. The need for multiple evaluations of the forward model on a high dimension spatial field (e.g. in the context of MCMC) together with the high dimensionality of the posterior, results in many computation challenges. We developed two-stage reversible jump MCMC method which has the ability to screen the bad proposals in the first inexpensive stage. Channelized spatial fields were represented by facies boundaries and variogram-based spatial fields within each facies. Using level-set based approach, the shape of the channel boundaries was updated with dynamic data using a Bayesian hierarchical model where the number of points representing the channel boundaries is assumed to be unknown. Statistical emulators on a large scale spatial field were introduced to avoid the expensive likelihood calculation, which contains the forward simulator, at each iteration of the MCMC step. To build the emulator, the original spatial field was represented by a low dimensional parameterization using Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT), then the Bayesian approach to multivariate adaptive regression spline (BMARS) was used to emulate the simulator. Various numerical results were presented by analyzing simulated as well as real data.

Mondal, Anirban

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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T-723:Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Information,  

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3:Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain 3:Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Information, Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks, and Execute Arbitrary Code T-723:Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Information, Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks, and Execute Arbitrary Code September 22, 2011 - 8:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Information, Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks, and Execute Arbitrary Code. PLATFORM: Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.7 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris. Adobe Flash Player 10.3.186.6 and earlier versions for Android. ABSTRACT: An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting victim into visiting a malicious website. reference LINKS: Adobe Security Bulletin

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U-142: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain  

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42: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, 42: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain Information, and Conduct URL Redirection Attacks U-142: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain Information, and Conduct URL Redirection Attacks April 6, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain Information, and Conduct URL Redirection Attacks PLATFORM: HP Onboard Administrator (OA) up to and including v3.32 ABSTRACT: A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information. reference LINKS: HP Support Document ID: c03263573 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026889 CVE-2012-0128, CVE-2012-0129, CVE-2012-0130 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: Several vulnerabilities were reported in HP Onboard Administrator. A remote

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U-142: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain  

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2: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, 2: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain Information, and Conduct URL Redirection Attacks U-142: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain Information, and Conduct URL Redirection Attacks April 6, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access, Obtain Information, and Conduct URL Redirection Attacks PLATFORM: HP Onboard Administrator (OA) up to and including v3.32 ABSTRACT: A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information. reference LINKS: HP Support Document ID: c03263573 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026889 CVE-2012-0128, CVE-2012-0129, CVE-2012-0130 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: Several vulnerabilities were reported in HP Onboard Administrator. A remote

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T-652: Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Cookies and Execute  

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2: Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Cookies and 2: Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Cookies and Execute Arbitrary Code T-652: Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Cookies and Execute Arbitrary Code June 22, 2011 - 2:55pm Addthis PROBLEM: Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can obtain cookies from another domain in certain cases. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2011-2364, CVE-2011-2374, CVE-2011-2375, CVE-2011-2376]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user. PLATFORM: Mozilla Thunderbird prior to 3.1.11

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A Method for Data Processing to Obtain High-Quality XCTD Data  

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A data processing method to obtain high-quality data from an expendable conductivity–temperature–depth (XCTD) profiler is proposed. By adjusting the mismatch of the response time of the temperature and conductivity sensors, systematic error (on ...

Hiroshi Uchida; Koji Shimada; Takeshi Kawano

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Approach for Obtaining Advection Profiles: Application to the SHEBA Column  

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Time-averaged vertically integrated 3D advections are inferred from heat and moisture budgets obtained from observations at the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) field experiment for April, May, June, and July. Advection was a ...

H. Morrison; J. O. Pinto

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combining Inverted Echo Sounder and Horizontal Electric Field Recorder Measurements to Obtain Absolute Velocity Profiles  

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Profiles of absolute velocity are difficult to obtain in the ocean, especially over long periods of time at the same location. This paper presents a method of estimating full water column absolute horizontal velocity profiles as a function of ...

Christopher S. Meinen; Douglas S. Luther; D. Randolph Watts; Karen L. Tracey; Alan D. Chave; James Richman

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Vertical Velocity in Cirrus Obtained from Aircraft and Lidar Divergence Measurements during FIRE  

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Techniques are presented to obtain vertical velocity in cirrus clouds from in situ aircraft lateral wind measurements and from ground-based remote Doppler lidar measurements. In general, direct measurements of absolute vertical velocity w from ...

I. Gultepe; A. J. Heymsfield; D. H. Lenschow

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Difficulties in Obtaining Reliable Temperature Trends: Reconciling the Surface and Satellite Microwave Sounding Unit Records  

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A chronic difficulty in obtaining reliable climate records from satellites has been changes in instruments, platforms, equator-crossing times, and algorithms. The microwave sounding unit (MSU) tropospheric temperature record has overcome some of ...

James W. Hurrell; Kevin E. Trenberth

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTHORIZATION TO OBTAIN DRIVING RECORDS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES  

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AUTHORIZATION TO OBTAIN DRIVING RECORDS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (INF 254) Section necessary driver and motor vehicle record data to support this status check. X (Employee Signature) (Date

de Lijser, Peter

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Adaptive noise cancellation schemes for magnetic flux leakage signals obtained from gas pipeline inspection  

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Nondestructive evaluation of the gas pipeline system is most commonly performed using magnetic flux leakage (MFL) techniques. A major segment of this network employs seamless pipes. The data obtained From MFL inspection of seamless pipes is contaminated ...

M. Afzal; R. Polikar; L. Udpa; S. Udpa

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial resolution of a ?PIC-based neutron imaging detector  

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We present a detailed study of the spatial resolution of our time-resolved neutron imaging detector utilizing a new neutron position reconstruction method that improves both spatial resolution and event reconstruction efficiency. Our prototype detector system, employing a micro-pattern gaseous detector known as the micro-pixel chamber ({\\mu}PIC) coupled with a field-programmable-gate-array-based data acquisition system, combines 100{\\mu}m-level spatial and sub-{\\mu}s time resolutions with excellent gamma rejection and high data rates, making it well suited for applications in neutron radiography at high-intensity, pulsed neutron sources. From data taken at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility within the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), the spatial resolution was found to be approximately Gaussian with a sigma of 103.48 +/- 0.77 {\\mu}m (after correcting for beam divergence). This is a significant improvement over that achievable with our previous reconstruction method (334 +/- 13 {\\mu}m), and compares well with conventional neutron imaging detectors and with other high-rate detectors currently under development. Further, a detector simulation indicates that a spatial resolution of less than 60 {\\mu}m may be possible with optimization of the gas characteristics and {\\mu}PIC structure. We also present an example of imaging combined with neutron resonance absorption spectroscopy.

Joseph D. Parker; Masahide Harada; Kaori Hattori; Satoru Iwaki; Shigeto Kabuki; Yuji Kishimoto; Hidetoshi Kubo; Shunsuke Kurosawa; Yoshihiro Matsuoka; Kentaro Miuchi; Tetsuya Mizumoto; Hironobu Nishimura; Takayuki Oku; Tatsuya Sawano; Takenao Shinohara; Jun-ichi Suzuki; Atsushi Takada; Toru Tanimori; Kazuki Ueno

2013-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen lines in solar granulation. I. Testing 3D models against new observations with high spatial and spectral resolution  

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Aims: we seek to provide additional tests of the line formation of theoretical 3D solar photosphere models. In particular, we set out to test the spatially-resolved line formation at several viewing angles, from the solar disk-centre to the limb and focusing on atomic oxygen lines. The purpose of these tests is to provide additional information on whether the 3D model is suitable to derive the solar oxygen abundance. We also aim to empirically constrain the NLTE recipes for neutral hydrogen collisions, using the spatially-resolved observations of the OI 777 nm lines. Methods: using the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope we obtained high-spatial-resolution observations of five atomic oxygen lines (along with lines for other species) for five positions on the solar disk. These observations have a high spatial and spectral resolution, and a continuum intensity contrast up to 9% at 615 nm. The theoretical line profiles were computed using the 3D model, with a full 3D NLTE treatment for oxygen and LTE for the other lines...

Pereira, Tiago M D; Asplund, Martin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing Spatial, Electronic Structures with X-ray Scattering, Spectroscopic  

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Probing Spatial, Electronic Structures with X-ray Scattering, Spectroscopic Probing Spatial, Electronic Structures with X-ray Scattering, Spectroscopic Techniques Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 10:45am SLAC, Bldg. 137, Room 226 Gang Chen Seminar: Structures at atomic scales are traditionally determined through X-ray crystallography that amplifies scattering intensities by introducing spatial periodicity. For amorphous materials and many macromolecules, such as viruses, proteins and biofilms, it is hard to determine structures due to their incapability to crystallize or change of configuration during crystallization. In this talk, I will present the application of X-ray reflectivity and a newly developed fluctuation X-ray scattering technique to study the structures of lipid membranes and randomly oriented nanoparticles. Three different types of domain registrations occurring with

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Instrument Series: Spectroscopy and Diffraction High Spatial Resolution  

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High Spatial Resolution High Spatial Resolution Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (NanoSIMS) EMSL's novel, new-generation ion microprobe extends high spatial resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) analysis to extremely small areas (down to 50 nm) and volumes while maintaining high sensitivity (e.g., ppm in element imaging) at high mass resolution. NanoSIMS can measure up to seven ions in parallel, offering perfect isotopic ratio results from the same small volume for perfect image superimposition. NanoSIMS can be used for enhanced imaging of cellular structures; simultaneous imaging of elements/isotopes on minerals and soft surfaces at the nanoscale; and imaging elements and isotopes of aerosols, nanoparticles, and organic and inorganic surfaces. Research Applications

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Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of  

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Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of Yellowstone National Park- Inferences From River Solute Fluxes Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of Yellowstone National Park- Inferences From River Solute Fluxes Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: We present and analyze a chemical dataset that includes the concentrations and fluxes of HCO3-, SO42-, Cl-, and F- in the major rivers draining Yellowstone National Park (YNP) for the 2002-2004 water years (1 October 2001 - 30 September 2004). The total (molar) flux in all rivers decreases in the following order, HCO3- > Cl- > SO42- > F-, but each river is characterized by a distinct chemical composition, implying large-scale

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Spatially Modulated Instabilities for Scaling Solutions at Finite Charge Density  

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We consider finite charge density geometries which interpolate between AdS2 x R2 in the infrared and AdS4 in the ultraviolet, while traversing an intermediate regime of anisotropic Lifshitz scaling and hyperscaling violation. We work with Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton models and only turn on a background electric field. The spatially modulated instabilities of the near-horizon AdS2 part of the geometry are used to argue that the scaling solutions themselves should be thought of as being unstable -- in the deep infrared -- to spatially modulated phases. We identify instability windows for the scaling exponents, which are refined further by requiring the solutions to satisfy the null energy condition. This analysis reinforces the idea that, for large classes of models, spatially modulated phases describe the ground state of hyperscaling violating scaling geometries.

Sera Cremonini

2013-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial diagnostics of the laser induced lithium fluoride plasma  

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We present spatial characteristics of the lithium fluoride plasma generated by the fundamental and second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser. The plume emission has been recorded spatially using five spectrometers covering the spectral region from 200 nm to 720 nm. The electron density is measured from the Stark broadened line profile of the line at 610.37 nm, whereas the plasma temperature has been determined using the Boltzmann plot method including all the observed spectral lines of lithium. Both the plasma parameters; electron density and plasma temperature decrease with the increase of the distance from the target surface. The thermal conduction towards the target, the radiative cooling of the plasma, and the conversion of thermal energy into kinetic energy are the main mechanisms responsible for the spatially decrease of the plasma parameters.

Baig, M. A.; Qamar, Aisha; Fareed, M. A.; Anwar-ul-Haq, M.; Ali, Raheel [Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, 45320 Islamabad (Pakistan)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Is there further evidence for spatial variation of fundamental constants?  

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Indications of spatial variation of the fine-structure constant, {alpha}, based on study of quasar absorption systems have recently been reported [J. K. Webb, J. A. King, M. T. Murphy, V. V. Flambaum, R. F. Carswell, and M. B. Bainbridge, arXiv:1008.3907.]. The physics that causes this {alpha}-variation should have other observable manifestations, and this motivates us to look for complementary astrophysical effects. In this paper we propose a method to test whether spatial variation of fundamental constants existed during the epoch of big bang nucleosynthesis and study existing measurements of deuterium abundance for a signal. We also examine existing quasar absorption spectra data that are sensitive to variation of the electron-to-proton mass ratio {mu} and x={alpha}{sup 2{mu}}g{sub p} for spatial variation.

Berengut, J. C.; Flambaum, V. V.; King, J. A.; Curran, S. J.; Webb, J. K. [School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 (Australia)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental assessment of spatial plan policies through land use scenarios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a method based on scenario analysis to compare the environmental effects of different spatial plan policies in a range of possible futures. The study aimed at contributing to overcome two limitations encountered in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for spatial planning: poor exploration of how the future might unfold, and poor consideration of alternative plan policies. Scenarios were developed through what-if functions and spatial modeling in a Geographical Information System (GIS), and consisted in maps that represent future land uses under different assumptions on key driving forces. The use of land use scenarios provided a representation of how the different policies will look like on the ground. This allowed gaining a better understanding of the policies' implications on the environment, which could be measured through a set of indicators. The research undertook a case-study approach by developing and assessing land use scenarios for the future growth of Caia, a strategically-located and fast-developing town in rural Mozambique. The effects of alternative spatial plan policies were assessed against a set of environmental performance indicators, including deforestation, loss of agricultural land, encroachment of flood-prone areas and wetlands and access to water sources. In this way, critical environmental effects related to the implementation of each policy were identified and discussed, suggesting possible strategies to address them. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Research Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method contributes to two critical issues in SEA: exploration of the future and consideration of alternatives. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Future scenarios are used to test the environmental performance of different spatial plan policies in uncertainty conditions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Spatially-explicit land use scenarios provide a representation of how different policies will look like on the ground.

Geneletti, Davide, E-mail: davide.geneletti@ing.unitn.it

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of Coulombic friction on spatial displacement statistics  

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The phenomenon of Coulombic friction enters the stochastic description of dry friction between two solids and the statistic characterization of vibrating granular media. Here we analyze the corresponding Fokker-Planck equation including both velocity and spatial components, exhibiting a formal connection to a quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator in the presence of a delta potential. Numerical solutions for the resulting spatial displacement statistics show a crossover from exponential to Gaussian displacement statistics. We identify a transient intermediate regime that exhibits multiscaling properties arising from the contribution of Coulombic friction. The possible role of these effects during observations in diffusion experiments is shortly discussed.

Andreas M. Menzel; Nigel Goldenfeld

2010-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of Coulombic friction on spatial displacement statistics  

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The phenomenon of Coulombic friction enters the stochastic description of dry friction between two solids and the statistic characterization of vibrating granular media. Here we analyze the corresponding Fokker-Planck equation including both velocity and spatial components, exhibiting a formal connection to a quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator in the presence of a delta potential. Numerical solutions for the resulting spatial displacement statistics show a crossover from exponential to Gaussian displacement statistics. We identify a transient intermediate regime that exhibits multiscaling properties arising from the contribution of Coulombic friction. These results are relevant to recent experimental studies of the displacement of colloidal particles along bilayer membrane tubes.

Menzel, Andreas M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Density fingering in spatially modulated Hele-Shaw cells  

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Density fingering of the chlorite-tetrathionate reaction has been studied experimentally in a periodically heterogeneous Hele-Shaw cell where the heterogeneity is introduced in the form of spatial modulation of gap width along the front. Depending on the spatial wavelength, gap width, and chemical composition, three types of cellular structures have been observed. The initial evolution is characterized by dispersion curves, while the long time behavior is described by the change in the autocorrelation function of the front profile and in the mixing length of the patterns.

Toth, Tamara; Horvath, Dezso; Toth, Agota [Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Szeged, P.O. Box 105, Szeged, H-6701 (Hungary)

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Spatial Resolution For Reflection Mode Infrared Spectromicroscopy  

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Standard commercial infrared microscopes operating in reflection mode use a mirror to direct the reflected light from the sample to the detector. This mirror blocks about half of the incident light, however, and thus degrades the spatial resolution by reducing the numerical aperture of the objective. Here, we replace the mirror with a 50% beamsplitter to allow full illumination of the objective and retain a way to direct the reflected light to the detector. The improved spatial resolution is demonstrated using a microscope coupled to a synchrotron source.

Bechtel, Hans A; Martin, Michael C.; May, T. E.; Lerch, Philippe

2009-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Horizontal and Slant Lidar Measurements to Obtain Calibrated Aerosol Scattering Coefficients from a Coastal Lidar in Hawaii  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea salt aerosol concentrations in the clean marine boundary layer can be considered spatially homogeneous when averaged over space and time. Using this assumption, horizontal and slant lidar measurements are carried out at a Hawaii coastal site ...

J. N. Porter; B. Lienert; Shiv K. Sharma

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Signature-Based Indexing Scheme for Trajectories of Moving Objects on Spatial Networks  

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Because moving objects usually move on spatial networks, their trajectories play an important role in indexing them for spatial network databases. In this paper, we propose a new signature-based indexing scheme for moving objects' trajectories on spatial ... Keywords: signature-based index scheme, spatial network, trajectory

Jaewoo Chang; Jungho Um; Youngjin Kim

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

How to Obtain Authorization to Import and/or Export Natural Gas and LNG |  

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

How to Obtain Authorization How to Obtain Authorization to Import and/or Export Natural Gas and LNG How to Obtain Authorization to Import and/or Export Natural Gas and LNG LNG Exports | Long Terms | Blanket Authorizations | Vacate | Name Change | Contents of Application | FTA and non-FTA Countries Background Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (15 U.S.C. § 717b) prohibits the import or export of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) from or to a foreign country without prior approval from the Department of Energy (DOE). Parties who want to enter into natural gas transactions with foreign sellers and buyers must file for an import and/or export authorization under the rules and procedures found in (10 CFR Part 590) of DOE's regulations. Procedures for Filing an Application

222

V-202: Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain  

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2: Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Bugs Let Remote Users 2: Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information V-202: Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information July 25, 2013 - 2:52am Addthis PROBLEM: A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information and modify some configuration settings. A remote user can exploit this to create, modify, and remove camera feeds, archives, logs, and users. PLATFORM: Cisco Video Surveillance Manager 7.1, 7.5 ABSTRACT: Two vulnerabilities were reported in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager REFERENCE LINKS: Security Tracker Alert ID: 1028827 CVE-2013-3429 CVE-2013-3430 CVE-2013-3431 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: The vulnerability is due to an access control error that occurred. The

223

NETL: Releases & Briefs - NETL Scientists Obtain In Situ Spectrum of  

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NETL Scientists Obtain In Situ Spectrum of Synthetic Methane Hydrate Sample NETL Scientists Obtain In Situ Spectrum of Synthetic Methane Hydrate Sample The National Energy Technology Laboratory's Methane Hydrate Research Team is investigating the physical properties of methane hydrates, including their use as a storage medium for natural gas. The Team has developed a method of obtaining Raman spectra of bulk, laboratory-prepared hydrate samples under the conditions of their synthesis. This unusual capability allows collection of vibrational spectroscopic data on samples unperturbed by changes in pressure and temperature, allowing new insights into hydrate structure, composition, and stability. This technique will be used to further provide important information about the hydrate, such as the presence of other cage types and the fraction of cages containing methane.

224

V-063: Adobe ColdFusion Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access and Obtain  

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3: Adobe ColdFusion Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access and 3: Adobe ColdFusion Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access and Obtain Information V-063: Adobe ColdFusion Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access and Obtain Information January 7, 2013 - 1:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Adobe ColdFusion Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access and Obtain Information PLATFORM: ColdFusion 10, 9.0.2, 9.0.1 and 9.0 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX ABSTRACT: Adobe has identified three vulnerabilities affecting ColdFusion for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX REFERENCE LINKS: Adobe Security Bulletin APSA13-01 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027938 CVE-2013-0625 CVE-2013-0629 CVE-2013-0631 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High DISCUSSION: A remote user can bypass authentication and take control of the target system [CVE-2013-0625]. Systems with password protection disabled or with no password set are affected.

225

Systematic Flights Obtain Long-Term Data Set of Cloud Properties  

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Systematic Flights Obtain Long-Term Data Set of Cloud Properties Systematic Flights Obtain Long-Term Data Set of Cloud Properties Beginning in January 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is sponsoring the first-of-its-kind long-term airborne research campaign to obtain data from low-level clouds above its Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The five-month campaign is centered near Lamont, Oklahoma, a mid-latitude region that experiences a wide range of cloud types, including the "thin" clouds that are the focus of the campaign. Thin clouds contain so little water that the sun can be seen through them. Scientists refer to such clouds as "clouds with low-optical water depth," or CLOWD. Because these clouds are often tenuous and scattered, even some of the best

226

U-240: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users Obtain  

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0: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users 0: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information U-240: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information August 21, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information PLATFORM: Apple Remote Desktop after 3.5.1 and prior to 3.6.1 ABSTRACT: A remote user can monitor potentially sensitive information. reference LINKS: Apple.com Apple Article: HT5433 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027420 CVE-2012-0681 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A vulnerability was reported in Apple Remote Desktop. When a user connects to a third-party VNC server with the 'Encrypt all network data' setting enabled, network data is not encrypted. A remote user monitoring the

227

Use of Noncompetitive Procurements to Obtain Services at the Savannah River Site, IG-0862  

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Use of Noncompetitive Use of Noncompetitive Procurements to Obtain Services at the Savannah River Site DOE/IG-0862 April 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 April 10, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Use of Noncompetitive Procurements to Obtain Services at the Savannah River Site" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS), assumed management and operating responsibility for the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site located near Aiken, South Carolina, in August 2008. Under its contract, SRNS is responsible for environmental cleanup,

228

Quantitative Nanostructure Characterization Using Atomic Pair Distribution Functions Obtained From Laboratory Electron Microscopes  

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Quantitatively reliable atomic pair distribution functions (PDFs) have been obtained from nanomaterials in a straightforward way from a standard laboratory transmission electron microscope (TEM). The approach looks very promising for making electron derived PDFs (ePDFs) a routine step in the characterization of nanomaterials because of the ubiquity of such TEMs in chemistry and materials laboratories. No special attachments such as energy filters were required on the microscope. The methodology for obtaining the ePDFs is described as well as some opportunities and limitations of the method.

Abeykoon M.; Billinge S.; Malliakas, C.D.; Juhas, P.; Bozin, E.S.; Kanatzidis, M.G.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Process For Cutting Polymers Electrolyte Multi-Layer Batteries And Batteries Obtained Thereby  

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A stacking of battery laminate is prepared, each battery consisting of anode, polymer electrolyte, cathode films and possibly an insulating film, under conditions suitable to constitute a rigid monoblock assembly, in which the films are unitary with one another. The assembly obtained is thereafter cut in predetermined shape by using a mechanical device without macroscopic deformation of the films constituting the assembly and without inducing permanent short circuits. The battery which is obtained after cutting includes at least one end which appears as a uniform cut, the various films constituting the assembly having undergone no macroscopic deformation, the edges of the films of the anode including an electronically insulating passivation film.

Gauthier, Michel (La Prairie, CA); Lessard, Ginette (Longueuil, CA); Dussault, Gaston (St-Benoit-de-Mirabel, CA); Rouillard, Roger (Beloeil, CA); Simoneau, Martin (Montreal, CA); Miller, Alan Paul (Woodbury, MN)

2003-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

230

Chest radiographs obtained with shaped filters: evaluation by observer performance tests  

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The effectiveness of a shaped filter in improving nodule and infiltrate detection was measured by observer performance testing. Seven observers read 152 test radiographs of the chest obtained from human volunteers. Half the test radiographs had target image observer performance in detecting nodule or infiltrate images was compared with the shaped-filter system and with a conventional chest imaging system. The results were analyzed using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) techniques and indicate that the filter technique was not significantly different from the conventional technique in infiltrate depiction. Observer performance in detecting nodules was slightly worse on images obtained with the shaped-filter system.

Kelsey, C.A.; Lane, R.G.; Moseley, R.D.; Mettler, F.A.; Rosenberg, R.D.; Williams, A.G.; Garcia, J.F.; Feldman, B.S.; Boardman, R.E.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Methods for Data-based Delineation of Spatial Regions  

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In data analysis, it is often useful to delineate or segregate areas of interest from the general population of data in order to concentrate further analysis efforts on smaller areas. Three methods are presented here for automatically generating polygons around spatial data of interest. Each method addresses a distinct data type. These methods were developed for and implemented in the sample planning tool called Visual Sample Plan (VSP). Method A is used to delineate areas of elevated values in a rectangular grid of data (raster). The data used for this method are spatially related. Although VSP uses data from a kriging process for this method, it will work for any type of data that is spatially coherent and appears on a regular grid. Method B is used to surround areas of interest characterized by individual data points that are congregated within a certain distance of each other. Areas where data are “clumped” together spatially will be delineated. Method C is used to recreate the original boundary in a raster of data that separated data values from non-values. This is useful when a rectangular raster of data contains non-values (missing data) that indicate they were outside of some original boundary. If the original boundary is not delivered with the raster, this method will approximate the original boundary.

Wilson, John E.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Evaluating Performance in Spatial Data Infrastructures for Geoprocessing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effective and efficient Web services infrastructures for geoprocessing are essential for fieldssuch as e-government and e-tourism. However, few model-based approaches exist that let researchersanalyze and measure system implementation performance. Here, ... Keywords: Web services, e-government, e-tourism, tourism, spatial data infrastructure, SDI, geographic information services, GIS, caching, network adaptation, data granularity, and communication mode, geoprocessing

Marius Scholten; Ralf Klamma; Christian Kiehle

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Design of spatial experiments: Model fitting and prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main objective of the paper is to describe and develop model oriented methods and algorithms for the design of spatial experiments. Unlike many other publications in this area, the approach proposed here is essentially based on the ideas of convex design theory.

Fedorov, V.V.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Cyclone Tracking in Different Spatial and Temporal Resolutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The quality of cyclone tracks associated with model output of various resolutions is determined using a high-resolution dataset (1.125° × 1.125°, 2 h) mapped to different spatial (triangular truncations, T21, T42, T63, T84) and temporal ...

R. Blender; M. Schubert

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

DEVELOPING A SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE HANFORD SITE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Summary of this report is: (1) aggressive implementation of metadata; (2) higher confidence in spatial data and organizational structure; (3) improved data sharing between Hanford and neighboring government agencies; and (4) improved data sharing and management reduce unnecessary cost to DOE and the American taxpayer.

RUSH SF

2009-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

236

On spatial estimation of wind energy potential in Malaysia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Statistical distribution for describing the wind speed at a particular location provides information about the wind energy potential which is available. In this paper, five different statistical distributions are fitted to the data of average hourly ... Keywords: inverse distance weighting method, kriging, semivariogram, spatial estimation, wind energy, wind speed distribution

Nurulkamal Masseran; Ahmad Mahir Razali; Kamarulzaman Ibrahim; Wan Zawiah Wan Zin; Azami Zaharim

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Using image schemata to represent meaningful spatial configurations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial configurations have a meaning to humans. For example, if I am standing on a square in front of a building, and this building has a door, then this means to me that this door leads into the building. This type of meaning can be nicely captured ...

Urs-Jakob Rüetschi; Sabine Timpf

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Exploring Spatial Patterns of Property Crime Risks in Changchun, China  

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Urban crime has increasingly become a major issue for Chinese cities. Using crime data collected at police precincts in 2008, the main aim of this research is to examine the spatial distribution of property crime which accounted for almost 82% of all ... Keywords: Changchun, China, Global and Local Regression Analysis, Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics, Standardized Property Crime Rate SCR

Wei Song, Daqian Liu

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Evolutionary computation on complex spatially-distributed networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe a new computational approach to optimize the architecture of complex spatially-distributed networks. The proposed approach is based on an evolutionary search of "what-if" networks generated from a seed network. A genetic algorithm ... Keywords: genetic algorithms, optimization, performance measures, socio-technical networks

Marcin L. Pilat; Irene Pestov

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Proceedings of the 1st symposium on Spatial user interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the first ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction -- SUI'13. This new event focuses on the user interface challenges that appear when users interact in the space where the flat, twodimensional, digital ...

Evan Suma, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Frank Steinicke

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

BeThere: 3D mobile collaboration with spatial input  

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We present BeThere, a proof-of-concept system designed to explore 3D input for mobile collaborative interactions. With BeThere, we explore 3D gestures and spatial input which allow remote users to perform a variety of virtual interactions ... Keywords: around device interaction, augmented reality, collaboration, depth sensors

Rajinder S. Sodhi; Brett R. Jones; David Forsyth; Brian P. Bailey; Giuliano Maciocci

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Framing the question: detecting and filling spatial-temporal windows  

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We propose a new mechanism, which we term frames, for data-dependent windows. In contrast to traditional timestamp-based windows, frames represent just the boundary of a window and can be filled with data from secondary streams or historical data. ... Keywords: data-stream management, spatial-temporal windows

James Whiteneck; Kristin Tufte; Amit Bhat; David Maier; Rafael J. Fernández-Moctezuma

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Spatial Modeling of Geographic Patterns in Biodiversity and Biofuel Production  

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Spatial Modeling of Geographic Patterns in Biodiversity and Biofuel Production How can the US of biodiversity. The future of the biofuel industry will depend on public investment and trust that industry for increasing biofuel production have already come under fire because of real and perceived threats

244

SPIRE: a progressive content-based spatial image retrieval engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this demo, we will show the implementation of a content-based SPatial Image Retrieval Engine (SPIRE) for multimodal unstructured data. This architecture provides a framework for retrieving multi-modal data including image, image sequence, time series ... Keywords: content-based retrieval, digital library, multimedia database

Chung-Sheng Li; Lawrence D. Bergman; Yuan-Chi Chang; Vittorio Castelli; John R. Smith

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Spatial Dispersion of Peering Clusters in the European Internet  

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the geographical position within the area of interest. This conclusion is also supported by the standardized Moran’s ‘I’ statistic of spatial autocorrelation7 of –0.157 (see Table 1 above). There is thus strong evidence in support of the claim that the distribution...

D'Ignazio, Alessio; Giovannetti, Emanuele

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

246

Spatially Informed Plant PRA Models for Security Assessment  

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Traditional risk models can be adapted to evaluate plant response for situations where plant systems and structures are intentionally damaged, such as from sabotage or terrorism. This paper describes a process by which traditional risk models can be spatially informed to analyze the effects of compound and widespread harsh environments through the use of 'damage footprints'. A 'damage footprint' is a spatial map of regions of the plant (zones) where equipment could be physically destroyed or disabled as a direct consequence of an intentional act. The use of 'damage footprints' requires that the basic events from the traditional probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) be spatially transformed so that the failure of individual components can be linked to the destruction of or damage to specific spatial zones within the plant. Given the nature of intentional acts, extensive modifications must be made to the risk models to account for the special nature of the 'initiating events' associated with deliberate adversary actions. Intentional acts might produce harsh environments that in turn could subject components and structures to one or more insults, such as structural, fire, flood, and/or vibration and shock damage. Furthermore, the potential for widespread damage from some of these insults requires an approach that addresses the impacts of these potentially severe insults even when they occur in locations distant from the actual physical location of a component or structure modeled in the traditional PRA. (authors)

Wheeler, Timothy A. [Sandia National Laboratories, PO Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (United States); Thomas, Willard [Omicron Safety and Risk Technologies, Inc., 2500 Louisiana Boulevard, Suite 410. Albuquerque, NM 87110 (United States); Thornsbury, Eric [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Bayesian spatial models with a mixture neighborhood structure  

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In Bayesian disease mapping, one needs to specify a neighborhood structure to make inference about the underlying geographical relative risks. We propose a model in which the neighborhood structure is part of the parameter space. We retain the Markov ... Keywords: 62H11, 62H20, 62J12, 62M40, Disease mapping, Markov random field, Spatial hierarchical models

E. C. Rodrigues; R. Assunção

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Monthly spatial distributed water resources assessment: a case study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Water resource conservation is of utmost importance, especially for agriculture in developing countries. Frequent occurrences of water shortage have driven more social efforts in researching on water resources spatial distribution, as the land cover ... Keywords: Han river basin, Land cover, Routing, Soil texture, Water resources distribution

Yuhui Wang; Xiaohui Lei; Weihong Liao; Yunzhong Jiang; Xiaomin Huang; Jianshe Liu; Xinshan Song; Hao Wang

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Search for Spatial Variability in the Solar Acoustic Spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Motivated by the various examples of spatial variability in the power of the acoustic spectrum, we attempted to look for spatial variability in the peak frequency of the spectrum. However, the determination of this peak frequency on a spatial scale of a single pixel (8 arc seconds for the GONG data) is limited by the stochastic variations in the power spectrum presumably caused by the stochastic nature of the excitation process. Averaging over a large number of spectra (100 spectra from a 10 $\\times$ 10 pixels area) produced stabler spectra. The peak frequencies of 130 such locations were found to be distributed with a FWHM of about 130 $\\mu$Hz. A map of the spatial variation of this peak frequency did not show any strong feature with statistically significant deviation from the mean of the distribution. Likewise, the scatter in the peak frequencies masked the detection of magnetic field induced changes in the peak frequency. On a much larger scale, the N latitudes showed a slightly lower value of the peak frequency as compared to the S latitudes, although the difference (25 $\\mu$Hz) is barely larger than the {\\it rms} spread (20 $\\mu$Hz).

P. Venkatakrishnan; Brajesh Kumar; S. C. Tripathy

2001-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

250

SEARCH FOR SPATIAL VARIABILITY IN THE SOLAR ACOUSTIC SPECTRUM  

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Abstract. Motivated by the various examples of spatial variability in the power of the acoustic spectrum, we attempted to look for spatial variability in the peak frequency of the spectrum. However, the determination of this peak frequency on a spatial scale of a single pixel (8 arc seconds for the GONG data) is limited by the stochastic variations in the power spectrum presumably caused by the stochastic nature of the excitation process. Averaging over a large number of spectra (100 spectra from a 10 × 10 pixels area) produced stabler spectra. The peak frequencies of 130 such locations were found to be distributed with a FWHM of about 130 µHz. A map of the spatial variation of this peak frequency did not show any strong feature with statistically significant deviation from the mean of the distribution. Likewise, the scatter in the peak frequencies masked the detection of magnetic field induced changes in the peak frequency. On a much larger scale, the N latitudes showed a slightly lower value of the peak frequency as compared to the S latitudes, although the difference (25 µHz) is barely larger than the rms spread (20 µHz). 1.

P. Venkatakrishnan; Brajesh Kumar; S. C. Tripathy

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Regional Analysis of Temperature Extremes: Spatial Analog for Climate Change?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The statistical theory of extreme values is applied to daily minimum and maximum temperature time series in the U.S. Midwest and Southeast. If the spatial pattern in the frequency of extreme temperature events can be explained simply by shifts in ...

Barbara G. Brown; Richard W. Katz

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

A survey of design issues in spatial input  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a survey of design issues for developing effective free-space three-dimensional (3D) user interfaces. Our survey is based upon previous work in 3D interaction, our experience in developing free-space interfaces, and our informal observations ... Keywords: 3D interaction, ergonomics of virtual manipulation, haptic input, spatial input, two-handed input, virtual reality

Ken Hinckley; Randy Pausch; John C. Goble; Neal F. Kassell

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Obtaining patterns for identification of power quality disturbances using continuous wavelet transform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new approach for obtaining patterns for identification of power quality (PQ) disturbances present in electrical power systems with the use of continuous wavelet transform (CWT). A new difference coefficient matrix (DCM) is proposed, ... Keywords: classification, continuous wavelet transform, event detection, power quality

R. A. Gupta; R. Kumar; M. Gupta

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Delayed-Mode Calibration of Hydrographic Data Obtained from Animal-Borne Satellite Relay Data Loggers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A delayed-mode calibration procedure is presented to improve the quality of hydrographic data from CTD–Satellite Relay Data Loggers (CTD–SRDL) deployed on elephant seals. This procedure is applied on a dataset obtained with 10 CTD–SRDLs deployed ...

Fabien Roquet; Jean-Benoit Charrassin; Stephane Marchand; Lars Boehme; Mike Fedak; Gilles Reverdin; Christophe Guinet

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Explanation of the high temperature obtained in the Intermediate Power Test  

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It is now generally known by those working on Tory II-A that the average maximum fuel element wall temperature obtained during the Intermediate Power Test was somewhat higher than the 2250 degrees F design value. The purpose of this report is to explain how this occurred.

Barnett, C.

1961-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

256

hal-00122749,version1-8Jan2007 Time Series Forecasting: Obtaining Long Term Trends with  

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. For example when forecast- ing an electrical consumption, it could be advan- tageous to predict all hourly As second example, we use the Polish electrical load time series [ 6]. This series contains hourly valueshal-00122749,version1-8Jan2007 Time Series Forecasting: Obtaining Long Term Trends with Self

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

257

Methods for obtaining an operating point sufficiently small signal stable in power systems including wind parks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper shows a simple approach to obtain an operating point sufficiently small signal stable. In the case of a stable operating point with a poorly damped oscillatory mode, the objective is to increase the damping of that mode. That is, the power ... Keywords: critical mode, damping, eigenvalues, inter-area oscillations, linearization, wind power converter

P. Ledesma; C. Gallardo

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Evaluation of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from compost  

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Evaluation of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from compost complicate the isolation of PCR- amplifiable DNA from compost and other organic-rich samples. In this study contamination, PCR amplifiability, and microbial community structure assessed by terminal restriction fragment

Michel Jr., Frederick C.

259

U-024: IBM Lotus Sametime Configuration Servlet Lets Remote Users Obtain  

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

024: IBM Lotus Sametime Configuration Servlet Lets Remote Users 024: IBM Lotus Sametime Configuration Servlet Lets Remote Users Obtain Configuration Data U-024: IBM Lotus Sametime Configuration Servlet Lets Remote Users Obtain Configuration Data November 1, 2011 - 8:15am Addthis PROBLEM: IBM Lotus Sametime Configuration Servlet Lets Remote Users Obtain Configuration Data. PLATFORM: All Sametime Platforms : 7.0, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1.2, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.1.1, 8.5.2 ABSTRACT: A remote user can obtain configuration information. reference lINKS: IBM Sametime Security Bulletin SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026255 CVE-2011-1370 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: The Sametime server contains a configuration servlet that is accessed by several Sametime server processes. By default, this servlet does not require authentication, which could potentially allow an unauthorized user

260

Sidescan Sonar Imagery of the Winter Marginal Ice Zone Obtained from an AUV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first Arctic under-ice sidescan sonar imagery from an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has been obtained in the winter marginal ice zone of the East Greenland Current at 73°00?N, 11°47?W, using a Maridan Martin 150 vehicle operated from R/...

P. Wadhams; J. P. Wilkinson; A. Kaletzky

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Grassmannian Beamforming for MIMO-OFDM Systems with Frequency and Spatially Correlated Channels Using Huffman Coding  

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Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) precoding is an efficient scheme that may significantly enhance the communication link. However, this enhancement comes with a cost. Many precoding schemes require channel knowledge at the transmitter that is obtained through feedback from the receiver. Focusing on the natural common fusion of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and MIMO, we exploit the channel correlation in the frequency and spatial domain to reduce the required feedback rate in a frequency division duplex (FDD) system. The proposed feedback method is based on Huffman coding and is employed here for the single stream case. The method leads to a significant reduction in the required feedback rate, without any loss in performance. The proposed method may be extended to the multi-stream case.

Gutman, Igor; Wulich, Dov

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Spatial and temporal evolution of filamentation instability in a current-carrying plasma  

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The spatial and temporal evolution of the electric and magnetic fields in a current-carrying plasma is investigated in the nonlinear regime. Using the magnetohydrodynamic equations, a nonlinear diffusion equation for the magnetic field in the plasma is obtained. This nonlinear equation is numerically solved and the spatiotemporal evolution of the electric and magnetic fields and the electron density distribution are plotted. It is shown that as the time passes, the profile of the electric and magnetic fields changes from a sinusoidal shape to a saw-tooth one and the electron density distribution becomes very steepened. Also, the mechanism of the filament formation is then discussed. Furthermore, the effects of the thermal motion, collisions, and ion mass on growth rate of filaments as well as the saturation time are argued. Finally, it is found that the energy dissipation is associated with the aforementioned effects and strong plasma density gradient.

Mohammadhosseini, B. [Laser-Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran 19839-63113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin 34149-16818 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Niknam, A. R. [Laser-Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran 19839-63113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shokri, B. [Laser-Plasma Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran 19839-63113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Shahid Beheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran 19839-63113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

263

Thermal lensing-induced bifocusing of spatial solitons in Kerr-type optical media  

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Thermo-optical effects cause a bifocusing of incoming beams in optical media, due to the birefringence created by a thermal lens that can resolve the incoming beams into two-component signals of different polarizations. We propose a non-perturbative theoretical description of the process of formation of double-pulse solitons in Kerr optical media with a thermally-induced birefringence, based on solving simultaneously the heat equation and the propagation equation for a beam in a one-dimensional medium with uniform heat flux load. By means of a non-isospectral Inverse Scattering Transform assuming an initial solution with a pulse shape, a one-soliton solution to the wave equation is obtained that represents a double-pulse beam which characteristic properties depend strongly on the profile of heat spatial distribution.

Dikande, Alain M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Soft X-Ray Imaging of spin dynamics at high spatial and temporalresolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Soft X-ray microscopy provides element specific magnetic imaging with a spatial resolution down to 15nm. At XM-1, the full-field soft X-ray microscope at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, a stroboscopic pump and probe setup has been developed to study fast magnetization dynamics in ferromagnetic elements with a time resolution of 70ps which is set by the width of the X-ray pulses from the synchrotron. Results obtained with a 2 {micro}m x 4 {micro}m x 45nm rectangular permalloy sample exhibiting a seven domain Landau pattern reveal dynamics up to several nsec after the exciting magnetic field pulse. Domain wall motion, a gyrotropic vortex motion, and a coupling between vortices in the rectangular geometry are observed.

Mesler, Brooke L.; Fischer, Peter; Chao, Weilun; Anderson, Erik H.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Spatially Continuous Mixed P2-P1 Solutions for Planar Geometry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Even-order Legendre polynomial (P{sub N}) expansion approximations of the neutron transport equation have historically seen only limited practical application. Research in the last decade has resolved one of the historical theoretical objections to the use of even-order PN approximations in planar geometry, namely the ambiguity in the prescription of boundary conditions as a result of an odd number of unknowns. This research also demonstrated the P{sub 2} approximation to be more accurate than the P{sub 1} approximation in planar geometry away from boundary layers and material interfaces. Neither the P{sub 1} nor the P{sub 2} approximation is convincingly more accurate near material interfaces. This progress motivated the reexamination of the multidimensional simplified P{sub 2} (SP{sub 2}) approximation, the development of P{sub 2} approximations for planar geometry stochastic transport problems, and the examination of the P{sub 2} and SP{sub 2} approximations as a synthetic acceleration technique for the discrete ordinates equations. The major remaining objection to even-order PN approximations is that the scalar flux distributions obtained using these approximations can exhibit large spatial discontinuities at material interfaces and source discontinuities. In contrast, the odd-order PN approximations typically utilized give spatially continuous scalar flux distributions at these locations. In this paper, we propose a mixed P{sub 2}-P{sub 1} angular approximation designed to take advantage of the improved accuracy of the P{sub 2} approximation in the interior of material regions and near external boundaries while retaining the continuous solutions obtained by the P{sub 1} approximation near material interfaces and source discontinuities. We present numerical results from a series of eigenvalue calculations to demonstrate the accuracy of the mixed P{sub 2}-P{sub 1} angular approximation.

Brantley, P S

2004-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

266

Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improved cell photovoltaic conversion efficiencies are obtained by the simultaneous elemental reactive evaporation process of Mickelsen and Chen for making semiconductors by closer control of the evaporation rates and substrate temperature during formation of the near contact, bulk, and near junction regions of a graded I-III-VI.sub.2, thin film, semiconductor, such as CuInSe.sub.2 /(Zn,Cd)S or another I-III-VI.sub.2 /II-VI heterojunction.

Devaney, Walter E. (Seattle, WA)

1987-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

267

Hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation catalysts obtained from coal mineral matter. [Patent application  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hydrotreating catalyst is prepared from coal mineral matter obtained by low temperature ashing coals of relatively low bassanite content by the steps of: (a) depositing on the low temperature ash 0.25 to 3 grams of an iron or nickel salt in water per gram of ash and drying a resulting slurry; (b) crushing and sizing a resulting solid; and (c) heating the thus-sized solid powder in hydrogen.

Hwai-der Liu, K.; Hamrin, C.E. Jr.

1981-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

268

A numerical method for obtaining the fine structure of X-ray spectra  

SciTech Connect

A numerical method based on techniques of inverse Fourier convolution and nonlinear least square algorithm, etc., is presented for obtaining high-resolved X-ray spectra of laser plasmas, which can eliminate the line-broadening induced by radiation sources and spectrographs, and can improve the spectral resolving power of spectrographs. The code ESDAP has now been successfully applied to the analysis of spectra from line-shaped Mg and CaF2 laser plasmas.

Zhang Lingqing; Han Shensheng; Jiang Chunhong; Xu Zhizhan; Zhang Zhengquan; Sun Lan [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, P. O. Box 800-211, Shanghai 201800 (China)

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

High Spatial Resolution Observations of Loops in the Solar Corona  

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Understanding how the solar corona is structured is of fundamental importance to determining how the Sun's upper atmosphere is heated to high temperatures. Recent spectroscopic studies have suggested that an instrument with a spatial resolution of 200km or better is necessary to resolve coronal loops. The High Resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C) achieved this performance on a rocket flight in July 2012. We use Hi-C data to measure the Gaussian widths of 91 loops observed in the solar corona and find a distribution that peaks at about 270km. We also use Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) data for a subset of 79 of these loops and find that their temperature distributions are narrow. These observations provide further evidence that loops in the solar corona are structured at a scale of several hundred kilometers, well above the spatial scale of proposed physical mechanisms.

Brooks, David H; Ugarte-Urra, Ignacio; Winebarger, Amy R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Analysis and System Design Framework for Infrared Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometers  

SciTech Connect

The authors present a preliminary analysis and design framework developed for the evaluation and optimization of infrared, Imaging Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) electro-optic systems. Commensurate with conventional interferometric spectrometers, SHS modeling requires an integrated analysis environment for rigorous evaluation of system error propagation due to detection process, detection noise, system motion, retrieval algorithm and calibration algorithm. The analysis tools provide for optimization of critical system parameters and components including : (1) optical aperture, f-number, and spectral transmission, (2) SHS interferometer grating and Littrow parameters, and (3) image plane requirements as well as cold shield, optical filtering, and focal-plane dimensions, pixel dimensions and quantum efficiency, (4) SHS spatial and temporal sampling parameters, and (5) retrieval and calibration algorithm issues.

Cooke, B.J.; Smith, B.W.; Laubscher, B.E.; Villeneuve, P.V.; Briles, S.D.

1999-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

271

An interactive visual query interface on spatial/ temporal data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: In this paper a visual approach for the query interface on the spatial/temporal data is described, which is designed for the users who know nothing about query languages. Based on concept of elementary query and query operators, a complex spatial/temporal query could be built as a compound query which is broken down into several interactive iterations. In each of iterations, users just need to build a simple elementary query and select a query operator, which greatly reduces the mental load of users. To make query building more efficient, a novel approach based on the query pattern retrieving and matching is explained and used in the interface. An experimental prototype has been implemented to demonstrate the usability of the interface.

Xin Li; S. K. Chang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Determining biological tissue optical properties via integrating sphere spatial measurements  

SciTech Connect

An optical sample is mounted on a spatial-acquisition apparatus that is placed in or on an enclosure. An incident beam is irradiated on a surface of the sample and the specular reflection is allowed to escape from the enclosure through an opening. The spatial-acquisition apparatus is provided with a light-occluding slider that moves in front of the sample to block portions of diffuse scattering from the sample. As the light-occluding slider moves across the front of the sample, diffuse light scattered into the area of the backside of the light-occluding slider is absorbed by back side surface of the light-occluding slider. By measuring a baseline diffuse reflectance without a light-occluding slider and subtracting measured diffuse reflectance with a light-occluding slider therefrom, diffuse reflectance for the area blocked by the light-occluding slider can be calculated.

Baba, Justin S. (Knoxville, TN); Letzen, Brian S. (Coral Springs, FL)

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

273

Correlating Spatial Heterogeneities in Porosity and Permeability with Metal  

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Correlating Spatial Heterogeneities in Porosity and Permeability with Metal Correlating Spatial Heterogeneities in Porosity and Permeability with Metal Poisoning within an Individual Catalyst Particle using X-ray Microscopy Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 1:30pm SLAC, Conference Room 137-226 Presented by Darius Morris, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is a refining process for converting large and/or heavy molecules of oil feedstock into smaller and lighter hydrocarbons such as gasoline. During the cracking process, metal contaminants from the oil feedstock deactivate and restrict access into the catalyst particle, thus reducing the yield of gasoline byproducts. Full-field transmission X-ray microscopy (TXM) has been used to determine the 3D composition and structure of an equilibrated (spent) FCC particle in

274

Automated defect spatial signature analysis for semiconductor manufacturing process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for performing automated defect spatial signature alysis on a data set representing defect coordinates and wafer processing information includes categorizing data from the data set into a plurality of high level categories, classifying the categorized data contained in each high level category into user-labeled signature events, and correlating the categorized, classified signature events to a present or incipient anomalous process condition.

Tobin, Jr., Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN); Gleason, Shaun S. (Knoxville, TN); Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN); Sari-Sarraf, Hamed (Knoxville, TN)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Spatial redistribution of turbulent and mean kinetic energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The turbulent spatial redistribution of turbulent and mean kinetic energy and its exchange is investigated in the framework of an K-{epsilon} model in a magnetized plasma column. The kinetic energy is transferred from the turbulence into the zonal flow around the shear layer. The Reynolds stress profile adjusts to the shear layer, which results in a transport of mean kinetic energy from the region around the shear layer into the shear layer.

Manz, P.; Xu, M.; Fedorczak, N.; Thakur, S. C.; Tynan, G. R. [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization,University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92093 (United States); Center for Energy Research, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92093 (United States)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

276

1988 Wet deposition temporal and spatial patterns in North America  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The focus of this report is on North American wet deposition temporal patterns from 1979 to 1988 and spatial patterns for 1988. It is the third in a series of reports that investigate the patterns of annual precipitation-weighted average concentration and annual deposition for nine ion species: hydrogen, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, calcium, chloride, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Mosaic maps, based on surface estimation using kriging, display concentration and deposition spatial patterns of pH, hydrogen, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, and calcium ion species for 1988 annual, winter, and summer periods. Temporal pattern analyses use a subset of 35 sites over a 10-year (1979--1988) period and an expanded subset of 137 sites, with greater spatial coverage, over a 7-year (1982--1988) period. The 10-year period represents the longest period with wet deposition monitoring data available that has a sufficient number of sites with data of known quality to allow a descriptive summary of annual temporal patterns. Sen`s median trend estimate and Kendall`s seasonal tau (KST) test are calculated for each ion species concentration and deposition at each site in both subsets.

Simpson, J.C.; Olsen, A.R.; Bittner, E.A.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

1986 wet deposition temporal and spatial patterns in North America  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The focus of this report is on North American wet deposition temporal patterns from 1979 to 1986 and spatial patterns for 1986. The report provides statistical distribution summaries of annual precipitation-weighted average concentration and annual deposition for nine ion species: hydrogen, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, calcium, chloride, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. The data in the report are from the Acid Depositing System (ADS) for the statistical reporting of North American deposition data. Isopleth maps, based on surface estimation using kriging, display concentration and deposition spatial patterns of pH, hydrogen, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, and calcium ion species for 1986 annual, winter, and summer periods. The temporal pattern analyses use a subset of 30 sites over an 8-year (1979-1986) period and an expanded subset of 137 sites with greater spatial coverage over a 5-year (1982-1986) period. The 8-year period represents the longest period with wet deposition monitoring data unavailable that has a sufficient number of sites with data of known quality to allow a descriptive summary of annual temporal patterns. 19 refs., 105 figs., 29 tabs.

Olsen, A.R.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

1988 Wet deposition temporal and spatial patterns in North America  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The focus of this report is on North American wet deposition temporal patterns from 1979 to 1988 and spatial patterns for 1988. It is the third in a series of reports that investigate the patterns of annual precipitation-weighted average concentration and annual deposition for nine ion species: hydrogen, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, calcium, chloride, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Mosaic maps, based on surface estimation using kriging, display concentration and deposition spatial patterns of pH, hydrogen, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, and calcium ion species for 1988 annual, winter, and summer periods. Temporal pattern analyses use a subset of 35 sites over a 10-year (1979--1988) period and an expanded subset of 137 sites, with greater spatial coverage, over a 7-year (1982--1988) period. The 10-year period represents the longest period with wet deposition monitoring data available that has a sufficient number of sites with data of known quality to allow a descriptive summary of annual temporal patterns. Sen's median trend estimate and Kendall's seasonal tau (KST) test are calculated for each ion species concentration and deposition at each site in both subsets.

Simpson, J.C.; Olsen, A.R.; Bittner, E.A.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Methods for spectral image analysis by exploiting spatial simplicity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several full-spectrum imaging techniques have been introduced in recent years that promise to provide rapid and comprehensive chemical characterization of complex samples. One of the remaining obstacles to adopting these techniques for routine use is the difficulty of reducing the vast quantities of raw spectral data to meaningful chemical information. Multivariate factor analysis techniques, such as Principal Component Analysis and Alternating Least Squares-based Multivariate Curve Resolution, have proven effective for extracting the essential chemical information from high dimensional spectral image data sets into a limited number of components that describe the spectral characteristics and spatial distributions of the chemical species comprising the sample. There are many cases, however, in which those constraints are not effective and where alternative approaches may provide new analytical insights. For many cases of practical importance, imaged samples are "simple" in the sense that they consist of relatively discrete chemical phases. That is, at any given location, only one or a few of the chemical species comprising the entire sample have non-zero concentrations. The methods of spectral image analysis of the present invention exploit this simplicity in the spatial domain to make the resulting factor models more realistic. Therefore, more physically accurate and interpretable spectral and abundance components can be extracted from spectral images that have spatially simple structure.

Keenan, Michael R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

280

An Evaluation of Database Solutions to Spatial Object Association  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Object association is a common problem encountered in many applications. Spatial object association, also referred to as crossmatch of spatial datasets, is the problem of identifying and comparing objects in two datasets based on their positions in a common spatial coordinate system--one of the datasets may correspond to a catalog of objects observed over time in a multi-dimensional domain; the other dataset may consist of objects observed in a snapshot of the domain at a time point. The use of database management systems to the solve the object association problem provides portability across different platforms and also greater flexibility. Increasing dataset sizes in today's applications, however, have made object association a data/compute-intensive problem that requires targeted optimizations for efficient execution. In this work, we investigate how database-based crossmatch algorithms can be deployed on different database system architectures and evaluate the deployments to understand the impact of architectural choices on crossmatch performance and associated trade-offs. We investigate the execution of two crossmatch algorithms on (1) a parallel database system with active disk style processing capabilities, (2) a high-throughput network database (MySQL Cluster), and (3) shared-nothing databases with replication. We have conducted our study in the context of a large-scale astronomy application with real use-case scenarios.

Kumar, V S; Kurc, T; Saltz, J; Abdulla, G M; Kohn, S; Matarazzo, C

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Spatial resolution limits for synchrotron-based infrared spectromicroscopy  

SciTech Connect

Detailed spatial resolution tests were performed on beamline 1.4.4 at the Advanced Light Source synchrotron facility in Berkeley, CA. The high-brightness synchrotron source is coupled at this beamline to a Thermo-Electron Continumum XL infrared microscope. Two types of resolution tests in both the mid-IR (using a KBr beamsplitter and an MCT-A* detector) and in the near-IR (using a CaF2 beamsplitter and an InGaAS detector) were performed and compared to a simple diffraction-limited spot size model. At the shorter wavelengths in the near-IR the experimental results begin to deviate from only diffraction-limited. The entire data set is fit using a combined diffraction-limit and demagnified electron beam source size model. This description experimentally verifies how the physical electron beam size of the synchrotron source demagnified to the sample stage on the endstation begins to dominate the focussed spot size and therefore spatial resolution at higher energies. We discuss how different facilities, beamlines, and microscopes will affect the achievable spatial resolution.

Levenson, Erika; Lerch, Philippe; Martin, Michael C.

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

282

Methodologies used by Warsaw Pact countries (except USSR) in obtaining US technologies. Student report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Warsaw Pact countries obtain U.S. technologies by legal and illegal means. Methods of collection include espionage, overt collection, acquisition by scientific and educational exchange participants, and illegal trade activities. Examples of methods used by the Warsaw Pact countries (except the USSR) are provided. The US faces barriers to preventing loss of its technologies. Among these are resistance from US business interests, insufficient cooperation between US government agencies and overseas allies, lack of US counterintelligence personnel, and the openess of American society. The study concludes that the Warsaw Pact's countries have narrowed NATO's qualitative lead in weaponry as a result of the Warsaw Pact's acquisition effort.

Cheeseman, R.J.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Salt Marsh Vegetation across Scales  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Biogeographic patterns across a landscape are developed by the interplay of environmental processes operating at different spatial and temporal scales. This research investigated dynamics of salt marsh vegetation on the Skallingen salt marsh in Denmark responding to environmental variations at large, medium, and fine scales along both spatial and temporal spectrums. At the broad scale, this research addressed the importance of wind-induced rise of the sea surface in such biogeographic changes. A new hypothetical chain was suggested: recent trends in the North Atlantic Oscillation index toward its positive phase have led to increased storminess and wind tides on the ocean surface, resulting in increased frequency, duration, and magnitude of submergence and, hence, waterlogging of marsh soils and plants, which has retarded ecological succession. At the mid-scale, spatial patterns of vegetation and environmental factors were examined across tidal creeks. Sites closer to tidal creeks, compared to marsh interiors, were characterized by the dominance of later-successional species, higher bulk density, and lower nutrient contents and electrical conductivity. This finding implies that locations near creeks have experienced a better drainage condition than the inner marshes, which eventually facilitated the establishment of later-successional plants that are intolerant to physical stress. At the micro-scale, this research examined how the extent and mode of facilitation and competition vary for different combinations of plant species along physical gradients. Both positive and negative relationships were spatially manifested to a greater degree on the low marsh than on the mid marsh. This insight extends our current knowledge of scale-dependent interactions beyond pioneer zones to higher zones. On the low marsh, different types of bivariate point pattern (i.e., clustered, random, and regular) were observed for different combinations of species even at similar spatial scales. This finding implies that it is difficult to generalize at which scales competition and facilitation occur. To conclude, this research stresses the need for a holistic approach in future investigations of salt marsh biogeography. For example, based on results of this current research, it would be meaningful to develop a comprehensive simulation model that incorporates salt marsh ecology, geomorphology, and hydrology observed across scales.

Kim, Daehyun

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Obtaining accurate amounts of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process is described for obtaining pre-determined, accurate rate amounts of mercury. In one embodiment, predetermined, precise amounts of Hg are separated from HgO and plated onto a cathode wire. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of HgO which corresponds to a pre-determined amount of Hg desired in an electrolyte solution comprised of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. The mercuric ions are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode producing the required pre-determined quantity of Hg. In another embodiment, pre-determined, precise amounts of Hg are obtained from Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2]. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2] in an electrolyte solution comprised of concentrated HCl and H[sub 2]O. The mercurous ions in solution are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode wire producing the required, pre-determined quantity of Hg. 1 fig.

Grossman, M.W.; George, W.A.

1987-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

285

Obtaining accurate amounts of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for obtaining pre-determined, accurate rate amounts of mercury. In one embodiment, predetermined, precise amounts of Hg are separated from HgO and plated onto a cathode wire. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of HgO which corresponds to a pre-determined amount of Hg desired in an electrolyte solution comprised of glacial acetic acid and H.sub.2 O. The mercuric ions are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode producing the required pre-determined quantity of Hg. In another embodiment, pre-determined, precise amounts of Hg are obtained from Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2. The method for doing this involves dissolving a precise amount of Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2 in an electrolyte solution comprised of concentrated HCl and H.sub.2 O. The mercurous ions in solution are then electrolytically reduced and plated onto a cathode wire producing the required, pre-determined quantity of Hg.

Grossman, Mark W. (Belmont, MA); George, William A. (Rockport, MA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Spatially Inhomogeneous Trends of Tropical Cyclone Intensity over the Western North Pacific for 1977–2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatial distribution of trends in tropical cyclone (TC) intensity over the western North Pacific Ocean (WNP) during the period 1977–2010 was examined using five TC datasets. The spatial distribution of the TC intensity was expressed by ...

Doo-Sun R. Park; Chang-Hoi Ho; Joo-Hong Kim; Hyeong-Seog Kim

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Retinotopic and lateralized processing of spatial frequencies in human visual cortex during scene categorization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using large natural scenes filtered in spatial frequencies, we aimed to demonstrate that spatial frequency processing could not only be retinotopically mapped but could also be lateralized in both hemispheres. For this purpose, participants performed ...

Benoit Musel, Cécile Bordier, Michel Dojat, Cédric Pichat, Sylvie Chokron, Jean-François Le Bas, Carole Peyrin

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

The Effective Number of Spatial Degrees of Freedom of a Time-Varying Field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors systematically investigate two easily computed measures of the effective number of spatial degrees of freedom (ESDOF), or number of independently varying spatial patterns, of a time-varying field of data. The first measure is based on ...

Christopher S. Bretherton; Martin Widmann; Valentin P. Dymnikov; John M. Wallace; Ileana Bladé

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Spatial filter performance on point-target detection in various clutter conditions using visible images  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For a search-and-track system, detection of point targets in clutter is a challenge because spatial noise in an image can be much greater than temporal noise. Suppression of clutter uses a spatial filter matched to the ...

Hwang, Susan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

A Stochastic-Dynamic Model for the Spatial Structure of Forecast Error Statistics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple model that yields the spatial correlation structure of global atmospheric mass-field forecast errors is derived. The model states that the relative potential vorticity of the forecast error is forced by spatially multi-dimensional white ...

R. Balgovind; A. Dalcher; M. Ghil; E. Kalnay

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Spatial hole burning in actively mode-locked quantum cascade lasers  

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A theoretical study of active mode-locking in quantum cascade lasers including spatial hole-burning is presented. It is found that spatial hole-burning reduces the pulse duration at the expense of slight pulse instability ...

Kartner, Franz X.

292

Testing Competing Precipitation Forecasts Accurately and Efficiently: The Spatial Prediction Comparison Test  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Which model is best? Many challenges exist when testing competing forecast models, especially for those with high spatial resolution. Spatial correlation, double penalties, and small-scale errors are just a few such challenges. Many new methods ...

Eric Gilleland

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Wind Energy Facilities...  

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Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Wind Energy Facilities on Surrounding Property Values in the United States Title A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Wind Energy...

294

Lab obtains approval to begin design on new radioactive waste staging  

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New radioactive waste staging facility New radioactive waste staging facility Lab obtains approval to begin design on new radioactive waste staging facility The 4-acre complex will include multiple staging buildings plus an operations center and a concrete pad for mobile waste characterization equipment. September 1, 2010 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

295

Process and apparatus for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from soil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and process for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from subsurface soil is provided having filter zone adjacent an external expander ring. The expander ring creates a void within the soil substrate which encourages the accumulation of soil-borne fluids. The fluids migrate along a pressure gradient through a plurality of filters before entering a first chamber. A one-way valve regulates the flow of fluid into a second chamber in further communication with a collection tube through which samples are collected at the surface. A second one-way valve having a reverse flow provides additional communication between the chambers for the pressurized cleaning and back-flushing of the apparatus. 8 figs.

Rossabi, J.; May, C.P.; Pemberton, B.E.; Shinn, J.; Sprague, K.

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

296

Characteristics of pyrobitumen and oil obtained from the pyrolysis of Tipton member Green River oil shale  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The pyrobitumens and oils produced from the Green River oil shale at 375, 400 and 425{degree}C for various reaction times were characterized to obtain information for kerogen decomposition models. The atomic H/C ratio of pyrobitumen decreased with increasing reaction temperature and time. The average molecular weight of pyrobitumen increased with reaction temperature and time, reached a maximum at each temperature, and then decreased. The pyrobitumens contained an extremely high amount of polar materials; the variations of polar materials, nitrogen contents of pyrobitumen, and pyrobitumen amounts followed the same pattern, suggesting that the nitrogen functional groups play an important role during kerogen decomposition. In contrast, the oils contained much lower amounts of polars and had a constant atomic H/C ratio of 1.70 and an average molecular weight of about 270. Most of the aliphatic hydrocarbons occurred in the oil rather than pyrobitumen after the oil shale pyrolysis.

Chong, S.L.; Miknis, F.P. (Western Research Institute, Laramie, WY (USA)); Zhao, X. (Daqing Petroleum Institute, Heilongjiang (China)); Holmes, S. (Shell Development Co., Houston, TX (USA))

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Preliminary report on the agricultural sector impacts of obtaining ethanol from grain  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report was prepared as a part of SERI task number 3321.3, Gasohol Policy Analysis. This work is supported by the Biomass Energy Systems Branch of the Office of Energy Technology, US Department of Energy. The report describes some of the preliminary results that affect such issues as the balance of payments and energy import impacts of obtaining liquid fuels from agricultural crops. This report is a precursor to a more detailed and comprehensive look at these and other issues such as food price impacts and farm income impacts that will come in Fall 1979. Policy issues related to this work concern farm income and production programs and tax and subsidy schemes for the end products.

Hertzmark, D.I.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Edge-enhanced imaging obtained with very broad energy band x-rays  

SciTech Connect

We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that edge-enhancement effects are produced when objects, in contact with the x-ray detector, are imaged by using very broad x-ray spectra. Radiographs of thin Al objects have been obtained with a table-top synchrotron source which generates x-rays in the energy range from a few kilo-electron-volts up to 6 MeV. Edge-enhancement effects arise from the combination of x-ray absorption (kilo-electron-volt part of the spectrum) and secondary particle emission (mega-electron-volt part of the spectrum) within the sample. The exact contribution of absorption and emission profiles in the edge-enhanced images has been calculated via Monte Carlo simulation.

Taibi, A.; Cardarelli, P.; Di Domenico, G.; Marziani, M.; Gambaccini, M. [Department of Physics, University of Ferrara, INFN Section of Ferrara, via Saragat 1, 44100 Ferrara (Italy); Hanashima, T. [Photon Production Laboratory Ltd., 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 (Japan); Yamada, H. [Synchrotron Light Life Science Center, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 (Japan)

2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the Quality of Information Obtained About Uterine Artery Embolization From the Internet  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: The Internet is widely used by patients to source health care-related information. We sought to analyse the quality of information available on the Internet about uterine artery embolization (UAE). Materials and Methods: We searched three major search engines for the phrase 'uterine artery embolization' and compiled the top 50 results from each engine. After excluding repeated sites, scientific articles, and links to documents, the remaining 50 sites were assessed using the LIDA instrument, which scores sites across the domains of accessibility, usability, and reliability. The Fleisch reading ease score (FRES) was calculated for each of the sites. Finally, we checked the country of origin and the presence of certification by the Health On the Net Foundation (HONcode) as well as their effect on LIDA and FRES scores.ResultsThe following mean scores were obtained: accessibility 48/60 (80%), usability 42/54 (77%), reliability 20/51 (39%), total LIDA 110/165 (67%), and FRES 42/100 (42%). Nine sites had HONcode certification, and this was associated with significantly greater (p < 0.05) reliability and total LIDA and FRES scores. When comparing sites between United Kingdom and United States, there was marked variation in the quality of results obtained when searching for information on UAE (p < 0.05). Conclusion: In general, sites were well designed and easy to use. However, many scored poorly on the reliability of their information either because they were produced in a non-evidence-based way or because they lacking currency. It is important that patients are guided to reputable, location-specific sources of information online, especially because prominent search engine rank does not guarantee reliability of information.

Tavare, Aniket N. [British Medical Association House, British Medical Journal Group (United Kingdom); Alsafi, Ali, E-mail: ali.alsafi03@imperial.ac.uk; Hamady, Mohamad S. [St. Mary's Hospital, Imaging Department (United Kingdom)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

300

Spatiotemporal data mining in the era of big spatial data: algorithms and applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial data mining is the process of discovering interesting and previously unknown, but potentially useful patterns from the spatial and spatiotemporal data. However, explosive growth in the spatial and spatiotemporal data, and the emergence of social ... Keywords: big data, computational and I/O challenges, large scale data mining, spatiotemporal patterns

Ranga Raju Vatsavai; Auroop Ganguly; Varun Chandola; Anthony Stefanidis; Scott Klasky; Shashi Shekhar

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially hybrid computations for streamer discharges: II. Fully 3D simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We recently have presented first physical predictions of a spatially hybrid model that follows the evolution of a negative streamer discharge in full three spatial dimensions; our spatially hybrid model couples a particle model in the high field region ... Keywords: Hybrid model, Multiscale, Streamer discharge

Chao Li; Ute Ebert; Willem Hundsdorfer

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Nonparametric inference in small data sets of spatially indexed curves with application to ionospheric trend determination  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is concerned with estimation and testing in data sets consisting of a small number (about 20-30) of curves observed at unevenly distributed spatial locations. Such data structures may be referred to as spatially indexed functional data. Motivated ... Keywords: Functional data, Ionosphere, Long-term trend, Nonparametric inference, Spatial statistics

Oleksandr Gromenko; Piotr Kokoszka

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

On improving temporal and spatial mobility metrics for wireless ad hoc networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work shows that two well-known spatial and temporal mobility metrics for wireless multi-hop networks have limitations, possibly resulting in misleading results. Based on the concept of spatial dependence among nodes including transient periods of ... Keywords: Mobile ad hoc network, Mobility metric, Mobility model, Network simulation, Spatial dependence, Temporal dependence

Elmano Ramalho Cavalcanti; Marco Aurélio Spohn

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Generation of polarization entanglement from spatially-correlated photons in spontaneous parametric down-conversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a novel scheme to generate polarization entanglement from spatially-correlated photon pairs. We experimentally realized a scheme by means of a spatial correlation effect in a spontaneous parametric down-conversion and a modified Michelson interferometer. The scheme we propose in this paper can be interpreted as a conversion process from spatial correlation to polarization entanglement.

Ryosuke Shimizu; Takashi Yamaguchi; Yasuyoshi Mitsumori; Hideo Kosaka; Keiichi Edamatsu

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

305

An incremental approach to closest pair queries in spatial networks using best-first search  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the problem of k Closest Pairs (kCP) query in spatial network databases. A Best-First search approach namely BFCP (Best-First Closest Pair) is proposed. Given two data sets of objects in a spatial network, BFCP first finds the 1st ... Keywords: buffer management, closest pair, location-based services, spatial networks

Chunan Chen; Weiwei Sun; Baihua Zheng; Dingding Mao; Weimo Liu

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

m+pSpaces: virtual workspaces in the spatially-aware mobile environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce spatially-aware virtual workspaces for the mobile environment. The notion of virtual workspaces was initially conceived to alleviate mental workload in desktop environments with limited display real-estate. Using spatial properties of mobile ... Keywords: m+pspaces, mobile virtual workspace, multidisplay environments, pico-projectors, spatially-aware displays

Jessica Cauchard; Markus Löchtefeld; Mike Fraser; Antonio Krüger; Sriram Subramanian

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Development and Application of a Spreadsheet-Based Spatial Decision Support System SDSS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial decision support systems SDSS are decision support tools which have been used widely in addressing complicated issues involving a spatial component. The use of SDSS has increased greatly over the last few decades especially in fields such as ... Keywords: Geographic Information Systems GIS, Microsoft Excel, Multi-Criteria, Spatial Decision Support System, Spreadsheet

Ramanathan Sugumaran; Dossay Oryspayev; John DeGroote

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Simulation of land use spatial pattern of towns and villages based on CA-Markov model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Firstly, this paper analyzes the basic principles and processes of the spatial pattern changes of land use in towns and villages, and the result shows that the land resource demands of urban development and population growth lead to the spatial pattern ... Keywords: Cellular automata, Fangshan district in Beijing, Land use change, Markov, Spatial pattern

Lingling Sang; Chao Zhang; Jianyu Yang; Dehai Zhu; Wenju Yun

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Effects of a GIS Course on Three Components of Spatial Literacy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research investigated whether completing an introductory GIS course affects college students' spatial literacy as defined by spatial habits of mind, spatial concepts and thinking skills, and critical spatial thinking. This study employed three tests (spatial habits of mind inventory, spatial concepts and skills test, critical spatial thinking oral test) to measure students' performance on these three elements. Furthermore, this research investigated the relationship among the components. Pre- and post-tests were conducted at the beginning and the end of the 2010 fall semester, and Texas A&M undergraduate students participated in the research. The following four research questions were examined. The first research question investigated whether GIS learning improves spatial habits of mind (n = 168). Five sub-dimensions of spatial habits of mind (pattern recognition, spatial description, visualization, spatial concept use, and spatial tool use) were identified. Overall, GIS students' spatial habits of mind were enhanced. However, variations existed when considering students' performance by dimension. The second research question explored whether GIS learning affects students' understanding and use of spatial concepts and thinking skills (n = 171). This research found that the GIS course was beneficial in improving students' spatial cognition. Students increased their understanding of key spatial concepts and applied conceptual understanding into wider contexts with advanced spatial thinking skills. The third research question examined the effects of a GIS course through interviews on the three sub-dimensions of critical spatial thinking: data reliability, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving validity (n = 32). The quantitative analyses indicated that participants developed their ability regarding these three sub-dimensions of critical spatial thinking. In particular, their ability to assess data reliability and problem-solving validity improved, an effect not likely to be enhanced by other coursework. Findings from qualitative thematic analysis confirmed these quantitative outcomes. The final research question probed the relationships among the three components of spatial literacy. Pearson?s correlation coefficient, a 3D space (termed "score space" in this study), a test for independence, and an exploratory factor analysis suggested that the three components are positively correlated. However, more research is necessary to confirm the results reported in this study.

Kim, Minsung

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Spatial statistics for predicting flow through a rock fracture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fluid flow through a single rock fracture depends on the shape of the space between the upper and lower pieces of rock which define the fracture. In this thesis, the normalized flow through a fracture, i.e. the equivalent permeability of a fracture, is predicted in terms of spatial statistics computed from the arrangement of voids, i.e. open spaces, and contact areas within the fracture. Patterns of voids and contact areas, with complexity typical of experimental data, are simulated by clipping a correlated Gaussian process defined on a N by N pixel square region. The voids have constant aperture; the distance between the upper and lower surfaces which define the fracture is either zero or a constant. Local flow is assumed to be proportional to local aperture cubed times local pressure gradient. The flow through a pattern of voids and contact areas is solved using a finite-difference method. After solving for the flow through simulated 10 by 10 by 30 pixel patterns of voids and contact areas, a model to predict equivalent permeability is developed. The first model is for patterns with 80% voids where all voids have the same aperture. The equivalent permeability of a pattern is predicted in terms of spatial statistics computed from the arrangement of voids and contact areas within the pattern. Four spatial statistics are examined. The change point statistic measures how often adjacent pixel alternate from void to contact area (or vice versa ) in the rows of the patterns which are parallel to the overall flow direction. 37 refs., 66 figs., 41 tabs.

Coakley, K.J.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Ion-mediated RNA structural collapse: effect of spatial confinement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

RNAs are negatively charged molecules residing in macromolecular crowding cellular environments. Macromolecular confinement can influence the ion effects in RNA folding. In this work, using the recently developed tightly bound ion model for ion fluctuation and correlation, we investigate the confinement effect on the ion-mediated RNA structural collapse for a simple model system. We found that, for both Na$^+$ and Mg$^{2+}$, ion efficiencies in mediating structural collapse/folding are significantly enhanced by the structural confinement. Such an enhancement in the ion efficiency is attributed to the decreased electrostatic free energy difference between the compact conformation ensemble and the (restricted) extended conformation ensemble due to the spatial restriction.

Tan, Zhi-Jie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Dynamics and Spatial Distribution of Global Nighttime Lights  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using open source data, we observe the fascinating dynamics of nighttime light. Following a global economic regime shift, the planetary center of light can be seen moving eastwards at a pace of about 60 km per year. Introducing spatial light Gini coefficients, we find a universal pattern of human settlements across different countries and see a global centralization of light. Observing 160 different countries we document the expansion of developing countries, the growth of new agglomerations, the regression in countries suffering from demographic decline and the success of light pollution abatement programs in western countries.

Pestalozzi, Nicola; Sornette, Didier

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Thin film solar cell including a spatially modulated intrinsic layer  

SciTech Connect

One or more thin film solar cells in which the intrinsic layer of substantially amorphous semiconductor alloy material thereof includes at least a first band gap portion and a narrower band gap portion. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is spatially graded through a portion of the bulk thickness, said graded portion including a region removed from the intrinsic layer-dopant layer interfaces. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is always less than the band gap of the doped layers. The gradation of the intrinsic layer is effected such that the open circuit voltage and/or the fill factor of the one or plural solar cell structure is enhanced.

Guha, Subhendu (Troy, MI); Yang, Chi-Chung (Troy, MI); Ovshinsky, Stanford R. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

1989-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

314

Nano-displacement measurements using spatially multimode squeezed light  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate the possibility of surpassing the quantum noise limit for simultaneous multi-axis spatial displacement measurements that have zero mean values. The requisite resources for these measurements are squeezed light beams with exotic transverse mode profiles. We show that, in principle, lossless combination of these modes can be achieved using the non-degenerate Gouy phase shift of optical resonators. When the combined squeezed beams are measured with quadrant detectors, we experimentally demonstrate a simultaneous reduction in the transverse x- and y- displacement fluctuations of 2.2 dB and 3.1 dB below the quantum noise limit.

N. Treps; N. Grosse; W. P. Bowen; M. T. L. Hsu; A. Maitre; C. Fabre; H. -A. Bachor; P. K. Lam

2003-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

315

Visualization of High Resolution Spatial Mass Spectrometric Data during Acquisition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mass Spectrometric Imaging (IMS) allows the generation of 2D ion density maps that help visualize molecules present in sections of tissues and cells. The combination of spatial and mass resolution results in large and complex data sets that require powerful and efficient analysis and interpretation. In this paper, a graphical user interface (GUI) that can visualize the large data during data acquisition itself is presented. The program also has the ability to perform processing and analysis of the dataset. The various functions of the GUI including visualization of mass spectra, generation of 2D maps for selected species, manipulation of the heat maps, and peak identification are also presented.

Thomas, Mathew; Heath, Brandi S.; Laskin, Julia; Li, Dongsheng; Liu, Ellen C.; Hui, Katrina L.; Kuprat, Andrew P.; Kleese van Dam, Kerstin; Carson, James P.

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

316

Hamiltonian form and solitary waves of the spatial Dysthe equations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The spatial Dysthe equations describe the envelope evolution of the free-surface and potential of gravity waves in deep waters. Their Hamiltonian structure and new invariants are unveiled by means of a gauge transformation to a new canonical form of the evolution equations. An accurate Fourier-type spectral scheme is used to solve for the wave dynamics and validate the new conservation laws, which are satisfied up to machine precision. Traveling waves are numerically constructed using the Petviashvili method. It is shown that their collision appears inelastic, suggesting the non-integrability of the Dysthe equations.

Fedele, Francesco

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Sensitivity of OFDM Systems to Synchronization Errors and Spatial Diversity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this dissertation, the problem of synchronization for OFDM-based wireless communication systems is studied. In the first part of this dissertation, the sensitivity of both single input single output (SISO) OFDM and multiple input multiple output (MIMO) OFDM receivers to carrier and timing synchronization errors are analyzed. Analytical expressions and numerical results for the power of inter-carrier interference (ICI) are presented. It is shown that the OFDM-based receivers are quite sensitive to residual synchronization errors. In wide-sense stationary uncorrelated scattering (WSSUS) frequency-selective fading channels, the sampling clock timing offset results in rotation of the subcarrier constellation, while carrier frequency offsets and phase jitter cause inter-carrier interference. The overall system performance in terms of symbol error rate is limited by the inter-carrier interference. For a reliable information reception, compensatory measures must be taken. The second part of this dissertation deals with the impact of spatial diversity (usage of multiple transmit/receive antennas) on synchronization. It is found that with multiple transmit and receive antennas, MIMO-OFDM systems can take advantage of the spatial diversity to combat carrier and timing synchronization imperfections. Diversity can favorably improve the synchronization performance. Data-aided and non-data-aided maximum likelihood symbol timing estimators for MIMO-OFDM systems are introduced. Computer simulations show that, by exploiting the spatial diversity, synchronization performance of MIMO-OFDM systems in terms of mean squared error (MSE) of residual timing offset becomes significantly more reliable when compared to conventional SISO OFDM systems. Therefore, spatial diversity is a useful technique to be exploited in the deployment of MIMO-OFDM communication systems. In MIMO systems with synchronization sequences, timing synchronization is treated as a multiple hypotheses testing problem. Generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT) statistics are developed for MIMO systems in frequency flat channels and MIMO-OFDM systems in frequency selective fading environments. The asymptotic performance of the GLRT without nuisance parameters is carried out. It is shown that the asymptotic performance of the GLRT can serve as an upper bound for the detection probability in the presence of a limited number of observations as well as a benchmark for comparing the performances of different timing synchronizers.

Zhou, Yi

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Spatial emission tomography reconstruction using Pitman-Yor process  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we address the problem of emission tomography spatial reconstruction in three dimensions following a Bayesian nonparametric approach. Our model makes use of a generalization of the Dirichlet process called Pitman-Yor process. The problem in this approach is to deal with the infinite representation of the distribution in the inference. So we propose an efficient Markov Chain Monte-Carlo sampling scheme which is able to generate samples from the posterior distribution of the activity distribution. An application to 3D-PET reconstruction is presented.

Fall, Mame Diarra; Mohammad-Djafari, Ali [L2S, Supelec, 3 rue Joliot-Curie, F-91192 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex (France); Barat, Eric [CEA-LIST, LPSS, CEA-Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Comtat, Claude [SHFJ, CEA/DSV/I2BM, F-91401 Orsay (France)

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

319

Number fluctuations of cold, spatially split bosonic objects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate the number fluctuations of spatially split many-boson systems employing a theorem about the maximally and minimally attainable variances of an observable. The number fluctuations of many-boson systems are given for different numbers of lattice sites and both mean-field and many-body wave functions. It is shown which states maximize the particle number fluctuations, both in lattices and double wells. The fragmentation of the states is discussed, and it is shown that the number fluctuations of some fragmented states are identical to those of fully condensed states.

Sakmann, Kaspar; Streltsov, Alexej I.; Cederbaum, Lorenz S. [Theoretische Chemie, Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut, Universitaet Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Alon, Ofir E. [Department of Physics, University of Haifa at Oranim, Tivon 36006 (Israel)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

320

Obtaining the Probability Vector Current Density in Canonical Quantum Mechanics by Linear Superposition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The quantum mechanics status of the probability vector current density has long seemed to be marginal. On one hand no systematic prescription for its construction is provided, and the special examples of it that are obtained for particular types of Hamiltonian operator could conceivably be attributed to happenstance. On the other hand this concept's key physical interpretation as local average particle flux, which flows from the equation of continuity that it is supposed to satisfy in conjunction with the probability scalar density, has been claimed to breach the uncertainty principle. Given the dispiriting impact of that claim, we straightaway point out that the subtle directional nature of the uncertainty principle makes it consistent with the measurement of local average particle flux. We next focus on the fact that the unique closed-form linear-superposition quantization of any classical Hamiltonian function yields in tandem the corresponding unique linear-superposition closed-form divergence of the probability vector current density. Because the probability vector current density is linked to the quantum physics only through the occurrence of its divergence in the equation of continuity, it is theoretically most appropriate to construct this vector field exclusively from its divergence -- analysis of the best-known "textbook" special example of a probability vector current density shows that it is thus constructed. That special example in fact leads to the physically interesting "Ehrenfest subclass" of probability vector current densities, which are closely related to their classical peers.

Steven Kenneth Kauffmann

2013-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPARISON OF SEISMIC SIGNATURES OF FLARES OBTAINED BY SOHO/MICHELSON DOPPLER IMAGER AND GONG INSTRUMENTS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first observations of seismic responses to solar flares were carried out using time-distance (TD) and holography techniques applied to SOHO/Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) Dopplergrams obtained from space and unaffected by terrestrial atmospheric disturbances. However, the ground-based network GONG is potentially a very valuable source of sunquake observations, especially in cases where space observations are unavailable. In this paper, we present an updated technique for pre-processing of GONG observations for the application of subjacent vantage holography. Using this method and TD diagrams, we investigate several sunquakes observed in association with M- and X-class solar flares and compare the outcomes with those reported earlier using MDI data. In both GONG and MDI data sets, for the first time, we also detect the TD ridge associated with the 2001 September 9 flare. Our results show reassuringly positive identification of sunquakes from GONG data that can provide further information about the physics of seismic processes associated with solar flares.

Zharkov, S.; Matthews, S. A. [Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, RH5 6NT (United Kingdom); Zharkova, V. V. [Horton D Building, Department of Mathematics, University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP (United Kingdom)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Casingless down-hole for sealing an ablation volume and obtaining a sample for analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A casing-less down hole sampling system for acquiring a subsurface sample for analysis using an inductively coupled plasma system is disclosed. The system includes a probe which is pushed into the formation to be analyzed using a hydraulic ram system. The probe includes a detachable tip member which has a soil point and a barb, with the soil point aiding the penetration of the earth, and the barb causing the tip member to disengage from the probe and remain in the formation when the probe is pulled up. The probe is forced into the formation to be tested, and then pulled up slightly, to disengage the tip member and expose a column of the subsurface formation to be tested. An instrumentation tube mounted in the probe is then extended outward from the probe to longitudinally extend into the exposed column. A balloon seal mounted on the end of the instrumentation tube allows the bottom of the column to be sealed. A source of laser radiation is emitted from the instrumentation tube to ablate a sample from the exposed column. The instrumentation tube can be rotated in the probe to sweep the laser source across the surface of the exposed column. An aerosol transport system carries the ablated sample from the probe to the surface for testing in an inductively coupled plasma system. By testing at various levels in the down-hole as the probe is extracted from the soil, a profile of the subsurface formation may be obtained. 9 figs.

Noble, D.T.; Braymen, S.D.; Anderson, M.S.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Casingless down-hole for sealing an ablation volume and obtaining a sample for analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A casing-less down hole sampling system for acquiring a subsurface sample for analysis using an inductively coupled plasma system is disclosed. The system includes a probe which is pushed into the formation to be analyzed using a hydraulic ram system. The probe includes a detachable tip member which has a soil point mad a barb, with the soil point aiding the penetration of the earth, and the barb causing the tip member to disengage from the probe and remain in the formation when the probe is pulled up. The probe is forced into the formation to be tested, and then pulled up slightly, to disengage the tip member and expose a column of the subsurface formation to be tested. An instrumentation tube mounted in the probe is then extended outward from the probe to longitudinally extend into the exposed column. A balloon seal mounted on the end of the instrumentation tube allows the bottom of the column to be sealed. A source of laser radiation is emitted from the instrumentation tube to ablate a sample from the exposed column. The instrumentation tube can be rotated in the probe to sweep the laser source across the surface of the exposed column. An aerosol transport system carries the ablated sample from the probe to the surface for testing in an inductively coupled plasma system. By testing at various levels in the down-hole as the probe is extracted from the soil, a profile of the subsurface formation may be obtained.

Noble, Donald T. (Ames, IA); Braymen, Steven D. (Ames, IA); Anderson, Marvin S. (Ames, IA)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Parametrization of coronal heating: spatial distribution and observable consequences  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the difference in the spatial distribution of the energy input for parametrizations of different mechanisms to heat the corona of the Sun and possible impacts on the coronal emission. We use a 3D MHD model of a solar active region as a reference and compare the Ohmic-type heating in this model to parametrizations for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) heating models, in particular, we use Alfven wave and MHD turbulence heating. We extract the quantities needed for these two parametrizations from the reference model and investigate the spatial distribution of the heat input in all three cases, globally and along individual field lines. To study differences in the resulting coronal emission we employ 1D loop models with a prescribed heat input based on the heating rate we extracted along a bundle of field lines. On average, all heating implementations show a roughly drop of the heating rate with height. This also holds for individual field lines. While all mechanism show a concentra...

van Wettum, T; Peter, H

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Global Onshore Wind Speed Distribution  

SciTech Connect

Wind power, a renewable energy source, can play an important role in electrical energy generation. Information regarding wind energy potential is important both for energy related modeling and for decision-making in the policy community. While wind speed datasets with high spatial and temporal resolution are often ultimately used for detailed planning, simpler assumptions are often used in analysis work. An accurate representation of the wind speed frequency distribution is needed in order to properly characterize wind energy potential. Using a power density method, this study estimated global variation in wind parameters as fitted to a Weibull density function using NCEP/CFSR reanalysis data. The estimated Weibull distribution performs well in fitting the time series wind speed data at the global level according to R2, root mean square error, and power density error. The spatial, decadal, and seasonal patterns of wind speed distribution were then evaluated. We also analyzed the potential error in wind power estimation when a commonly assumed Rayleigh distribution (Weibull k = 2) is used. We find that the assumption of the same Weibull parameter across large regions can result in substantial errors. While large-scale wind speed data is often presented in the form of average wind speeds, these results highlight the need to also provide information on the wind speed distribution.

Zhou, Yuyu; Smith, Steven J.

2013-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

326

System for obtaining smooth laser beams where intensity variations are reduced by spectral dispersion of the laser light (SSD)  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In an SSD (smoothing by spectral dispersion) system which reduces the time-averaged spatial variations in intensity of the laser light to provide uniform illumination of a laser fusion target, an electro-optic phase modulator through which a laser beam passes produces a broadband output beam by imposing a frequency modulated bandwidth on the laser beam. A grating provides spatial and angular spectral dispersion of the beam. Due to the phase modulation, the frequencies ("colors") cycle across the beam. The dispersed beam may be amplified and frequency converted (e.g., tripled) in a plurality of beam lines. A distributed phase plate (DPP) in each line is irradiated by the spectrally dispersed beam and the beam is focused on the target where a smooth (uniform intensity) pattern is produced. The color cycling enhances smoothing and the use of a frequency modulated laser pulse prevents the formation of high intensity spikes which could damage the laser medium in the power amplifiers.

Skupsky, Stanley (Rochester, NY); Kessler, Terrance J. (Rochester, NY); Short, Robert W. (Rochester, NY); Craxton, Stephen (Rochester, NY); Letzring, Samuel A. (Honeoye Falls, NY); Soures, John (Pittsford, NY)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Acquisition and reduction of data obtained from Tank 101-SY in-situ ball rheometer  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Development of the ball rheometer to measure rheological properties and density of the waste in Hanford Tank 241-SY-101 will be completed around September 1994. Since the ball rheometer project began, a mixer pump has been installed in this tank, and by all accounts this pump has been very successful at mitigating the flammable gas problem associated with Tank 101-SY. Present plans now call for the use of mixer pumps in several other tanks. The ball rheometer will serve as a diagnostic tool for judging the effectiveness of mixing in Tank 101-SY and others and will be one of few in-situ probes available for diagnostic measurements. The in-situ data collection strategy and the methods of data analysis and reduction are presented in this final report concerning this instrument. It is believed that a generalized Bingham fluid model (Herschel-Bulkley fluid model) may be useful for describing at least some of the waste contained in Tank 101-SY, and data obtained in the tank will initially be reduced using this fluid model. The single largest uncertainty in the determination of the drag force on the ball is the drag force which will be experienced by the cable attached to the ball. This drag can be a substantial fraction of the total drag when the ball is deep within the tank. Careful accounting of the cable drag will be important in the reduction of the data. The data collection strategy allows the determination of the waste fluid rheology both in the undisturbed state and after it has been disturbed by the ball. Fluid density will be measured at regular intervals.

Shepard, C.L.; Chieda, M.A.; Kirihara, L.J. [and others

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Assessment of national systems for obtaining local acceptance of waste management siting and routing activities  

SciTech Connect

There is a rich mixture of formal and informal approaches being used in our sister nuclear democracies in their attempts to deal with the difficulties of obtaining local acceptance for siting of waste management facilities and activities. Some of these are meeting with a degree of success not yet achieved in the US. Although this survey documents and assesses many of these approaches, time did not permit addressing in any detail their relevance to common problems in the US. It would appear the US could benefit from a periodic review of the successes and failures of these efforts, including analysis of their applicability to the US system. Of those countries (Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Belgium, and the US) who are working to a time table for the preparation of a high-level waste (HLW) repository, Germany is the only country to have gained local siting acceptance for theirs. With this (the most difficult of siting problems) behind them they appear to be in the best overall condition relative to waste management progress and plans. This has been achieved without a particularly favorable political structure, made up for by determination on the part of the political leadership. Of the remaining three countries studied (France, UK and Canada) France, with its AVM production facility, is clearly the world leader in the HLW immobilization aspect of waste management. France, Belgium and the UK appear to have the least favorable political structures and environments for arriving at waste management decisions. US, Switzerland and Canada appear to have the least favorable political structures and environments for arriving at waste management decisions.

Paige, H.W.; Lipman, D.S.; Owens, J.E.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Applications of Algebraic Topology to Compatible Spatial Discretizations  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Hyman J. 1 Hyman J. 1 Applications of Algebraic Topology to Compatible Spatial Discretizations P. B. Bochev, * J. M. Hyman † * Sandia National Laboratories, Org. 9214, Albuquerque, NM 87185 † Los Alamos National Laboratory, T-7, Los Alamos, NM 87545 We provide a common framework for compatible discretizations using algebraic topology to guide our analysis. The main concept is the natural inner product on cochains, which induces a combinatorial Hodge theory. The framework comprises of mutually consistent operations of differentiation and integration, has a discrete Stokes theorem, and preserves the invariants of the DeRham cohomology groups. The latter allows for an elementary calculation of the kernel of the discrete Laplacian. Our framework provides an abstraction that includes examples

330

Combining Spatial and Telemetric Features for Learning Animal Movement Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduce a new graphical model for tracking radio-tagged animals and learning their movement patterns. The model provides a principled way to combine radio telemetry data with an arbitrary set of userdefined, spatial features. We describe an efficient stochastic gradient algorithm for fitting model parameters to data and demonstrate its effectiveness via asymptotic analysis and synthetic experiments. We also apply our model to real datasets, and show that it outperforms the most popular radio telemetry software package used in ecology. We conclude that integration of different data sources under a single statistical framework, coupled with appropriate parameter and state estimation procedures, produces both accurate location estimates and an interpretable statistical model of animal movement.

Kapicioglu, Berk; Wikelski, Martin; Broderick, Tamara

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Strong-field spatial interference in a tailored electromagnetic bath  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Light scattered by a regular structure of atoms can exhibit interference signatures, similar to the classical double-slit. These first-order interferences, however, vanish for strong light intensities, restricting potential applications. Here, we show how to overcome these limitations to quantum interference in strong fields. First, we recover the first-order interference in strong fields via a tailored electromagnetic bath with a suitable frequency dependence. At strong driving, the optical properties for different spectral bands are distinct, thus extending the set of observables. We further show that for a two-photon detector as, e.g., in lithography, increasing the field intensity leads to twice the spatial resolution of the second-order interference pattern compared to the weak-field case.

M. Macovei; J. Evers; G. -x. Li; C. H. Keitel

2006-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

332

Laser beam temporal and spatial tailoring for laser shock processing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Techniques are provided for formatting laser pulse spatial shape and for effectively and efficiently delivering the laser energy to a work surface in the laser shock process. An appropriately formatted pulse helps to eliminate breakdown and generate uniform shocks. The invention uses a high power laser technology capable of meeting the laser requirements for a high throughput process, that is, a laser which can treat many square centimeters of surface area per second. The shock process has a broad range of applications, especially in the aerospace industry, where treating parts to reduce or eliminate corrosion failure is very important. The invention may be used for treating metal components to improve strength and corrosion resistance. The invention has a broad range of applications for parts that are currently shot peened and/or require peening by means other than shot peening. Major applications for the invention are in the automotive and aerospace industries for components such as turbine blades, compressor components, gears, etc.

Hackel, Lloyd (Livermore, CA); Dane, C. Brent (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Stability of a spatial polling system with greedy myopic service  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper studies a spatial queueing system on a circle, polled at random locations by a myopic server that can only observe customers in a bounded neighborhood. The server operates according to a greedy policy, always serving the nearest customer in its neighborhood, and leaving the system unchanged at polling instants where the neighborhood is empty. This system is modeled as a measure-valued random process, which is shown to be positive recurrent under a natural stability condition that does not depend on the server's scan range. When the interpolling times are light-tailed, the stable system is shown to be geometrically ergodic. We also briefly discuss how the stationary mean number of customers behaves in light and heavy traffic.

Leskelä, Lasse

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Formation mechanisms of spatially-directed zincblende gallium nitride nanocrystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on the spatially selective formation of GaN nanocrystals embedded in GaAs. Broad-area N{sup +} implantation followed by rapid thermal annealing leads to the formation of nanocrystals at the depth of maximum ion damage. With additional irradiation using a Ga{sup +} focused ion beam, selective lateral positioning of the nanocrystals within the GaAs matrix is observed in isolated regions of increased vacancy concentration. Following rapid thermal annealing, the formation of zincblende GaN is observed in the regions of highest vacancy concentration. The nucleation of zincblende nanocrystals over the wurtzite phase of bulk GaN is consistent with the predictions of a thermodynamic model for the nanoscale size-dependence of GaN nucleation.

Wood, A. W. [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Collino, R. R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Cardozo, B. L. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Naab, F. [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Wang, Y. Q. [Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Goldman, R. S. [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

335

Analysis of Alternate Methods to Obtain Stabilized Power Performance of CdTe and CIGS PV Modules (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation outlines an analysis of alternate methods to obtain stabilized power performance of CdTe and CIGS PV modules.

del Cueto, J. A.; Deline, C. A.; Rummel, S.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Psychological correlates of the UFO abduction experience : the role of beliefs and indirect suggestions on abduction accounts obtained during hypnosis.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Reports of UFO abductions continue to increase in number in North America, the details of which are most commonly obtained in a quasi-therapeutic context, often… (more)

Day, Duncan J.A

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Adapting Existing Spatial Data Sets to New Uses: An Example from Energy Modeling  

SciTech Connect

Energy modeling and analysis often relies on data collected for other purposes such as census counts, atmospheric and air quality observations, and economic projections. These data are available at various spatial and temporal scales, which may be different from those needed by the energy modeling community. If the translation from the original format to the format required by the energy researcher is incorrect, then resulting models can produce misleading conclusions. This is of increasing importance, because of the fine resolution data required by models for new alternative energy sources such as wind and distributed generation. This paper addresses the matter by applying spatial statistical techniques which improve the usefulness of spatial data sets (maps) that do not initially meet the spatial and/or temporal requirements of energy models. In particular, we focus on (1) aggregation and disaggregation of spatial data, (2) imputing missing data and (3) merging spatial data sets.

Johanesson, G; Stewart, J S; Barr, C; Sabeff, L B; George, R; Heimiller, D; Milbrandt, A

2006-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

338

Using reference frames and the Global Positioning System (GPS) to produce control networks for spatial data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Global Positioning System has enabled researchers to gather spatial data on a scale that was, until recently, cost prohibitive. Projects that cover an area of a few hectares can be included in data sets that cover entire countries. The ease at which point locations can be measured over large distances has highlighted an existing problem with data capture. Data collected using one set of control points may or may not overlay data collected using another. This thesis details a procedure for setting base control points that cover very large areas. Data obtained from the International GPS Service for Geodynamics (IGS) is used in conjunction with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) to establish control points anywhere in the world. Researchers utilizing these control points for base station locations or as registration points, are able to produce data with an absolute accuracy of 0.3 meter between projects, countries and continents. The problem of overlaying data has been reduced to the point that it is insignificant. Issues of datum and projections, and the use of existing data sets are addressed. Of special interest are the short project times and resulting cost savings over conventional methods. Specific projects in Texas, Azerbaijan, and Mali are presented. The project in Texas is the same size as the project in Azerbaijan, but on different continents. The project in Mali is much larger and has been the most comprehensive, from setting initial control points to training local researchers in data collection.

Naismith, James Mozeney

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Spatially Resolved Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of the Nuclear Region of NGC 1068  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We carry out high-resolution FUSE spectroscopy of the nuclear region of NGC 1068. The first set of spectra was obtained with a 30" square aperture that collects all emission from the narrow-line region. The data reveal a strong broad OVI component of FWHM ~3500 kms-1 and two narrow OVI 1031/1037 components of ~350 kms-1. The CIII 977 and NIII 991 emission lines in this spectrum can be fitted with a narrow component of FWHM ~1000 kms-1 and a broad one of ~2500 kms-1. Another set of seven spatially resolved spectra were made using a long slit of 1.25" X 20", at steps of ~1" along the axis of the emission-line cone. We find that (1) Major emission lines in the FUSE wavelength range consist of a broad and a narrow component; (2) There is a gradient in the velocity field for the narrow OVI component of ~200 kms-1 from ~2" southwest of the nucleus to ~4" northeast. A similar pattern is also observed with the broad OVI component, with a gradient of ~3000 kms-1. These are consistent with the HST/STIS findings and sug...

Zheng, W; Kriss, G A; Sahnow, D; Allen, M; Dopita, M; Tsvetanov, Z; Bicknell, G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Red herrings revisited: spatial autocorrelation and parameter estimation in geographical ecology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

autocorrelation and red herrings in geographical ecology. —2000. Red-shifts and red herrings in geographical ecology. —email:bhawkins@uci.edu Red herrings revisited: spatial

Hawkins, Bradford A.; Diniz-Filho, Jose Alexandre F.; Bini, Luis Mauricio; De Marco, Paulo; Blackburn, Tim M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Behavioral states may be associated with distinct spatial patterns in electrocorticogram.  

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in which three 4 9 4 microgrids were ?xed on the visual,from extended cortical areas. Microgrids sample high spatial

Panagiotides, Heracles; Freeman, Walter J J III; Holmes, Mark D; Pantazis, Dimitrios

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Spatial attainment trends of racial and ethnic groups in Houston, Texas, 1970 to 2000  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Previous research in the spatial assimilation of racial and ethnic groups has not assessed trends over time due to methodological difficulties and data limitations. I use an innovative method to assess the intercensal changes in neighborhood spatial attainment for African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites in Houston, Texas, between 1970 and 2000. I extend the current literature by showing that an accepted and commonly used method for assessing longitudinal change in spatial attainment is flawed and yields incorrect results. I highlight an alternative approach which makes use of data readily available in Census Summary Files to estimate individual-level spatial attainment regressions. I also show that the choice of neighborhood size affects estimates of spatial attainment effects. Although the influence of spatial scale has been demonstrated in the segregation literature, its consequences for spatial attainment research have not. I investigate and report findings from four geographic scales useful to and commonly used by spatial attainment researchers: the block group, the Census tract, the Zip Code Tabulated Area, and the Public Use Micro Data Area. I compare the benefits and drawbacks of estimating spatial attainment at each level of geography.

Waren, Warren

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Integrating Ecosystem Sampling, Gradient Modeling, Remote Sensing, and Ecosystem Simulation to Create Spatially Explicit Landscape Inventories  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ecosystem sampling, gradient modeling, remote sensing, and ecosystem simulation to create spatially explicit landscape inventories. RMRS-GTR-92. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department

United States; Forest Service; Robert E. Keane; Matthew G. Rollins; Cecilia H. Mcnicoll; Russell A. Parsons Abstract

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

An operation-based approach to the communication of spatial data quality in GIS.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Spatial data used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are prone to uncertainties that can undermine their usability. Improving the GIS users' awareness of these uncertainties… (more)

Zargar, Amin.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Spatial Characterization of Puerto Rican Commercial Fisheries: Gear Usage Across Habitat Classes and Bathymetry Ranges.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The spatial characterization of Puerto Rican commercial fisheries describing fishing gear use in relation to habitat classes and bathymetry ranges was achieved through the collection… (more)

Koeneke, Roberto

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Manifestations of a spatial variation of fundamental constants on atomic clocks, Oklo, meteorites, and cosmological phenomena  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The remarkable detection of a spatial variation in the fine-structure constant, alpha, from quasar absorption systems must be independently confirmed by complementary searches. In this letter, we discuss how terrestrial measurements of time-variation of the fundamental constants in the laboratory, meteorite data, and analysis of the Oklo nuclear reactor can be used to corroborate the spatial variation seen by astronomers. Furthermore, we show that spatial variation of the fundamental constants may be observable as spatial anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background, the accelerated expansion (dark energy), and large-scale structure of the Universe.

J. C. Berengut; V. V. Flambaum

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

347

Spatially Distributed Sensible Heat Flux over a Semiarid Watershed. Part I: Use of Radiometric Surface Temperatures and a Spatially Uniform Resistance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatially distributed radiometric surface temperatures over a semiarid watershed were computed using remotely sensed data acquired with an aircraft-based multispectral scanner during the Monsoon ’90 Large Scale Field Experiment. The multispectral ...

K. S. Humes; W. P. Kustas; D. C. Goodrich

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Diagnosing the plasma nonuniformity in an iron opacity experiment by spatially resolved Al 1s-2p absorption spectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Generating a well-characterized hot-dense sample is of great importance to high quality opacity measurements. In this paper, we report on an experimental investigation of the plasma nonuniformity in a radiatively heated iron opacity sample by spatially resolved Al 1s-2p absorption spectroscopy. The iron sample was tamped by plastic at both sides and was heated by thermal x-ray radiation generated in a gold Hohlraum, and an Al layer attached to it was used as a tracer for temperature diagnosis. Spatially resolved 1s-2p transition absorption spectra of the Al tracer were measured by the technique of point-projection-spectroscopy, and temperatures in the sample were obtained by comparing the measured spectra with detailed-term-accounting model calculations, with the density of the sample deduced using a combination of side-on radiography and radiative hydrodynamic simulation. The results showed the existence of axial temperature nonuniformity in the sample, and these temperature variations have been used to explain the shift of iron 2p-3d transition absorption feature along the axial direction of the Hohlraum used to heat the sample successfully.

Zhang Xiaoding [CAS Key Laboratory of Basic Plasma Physics and Department of Modern Physics of University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Research Center of Laser Fusion, P. O. Box 919-986, Mianyang 621900 (China); Zhang Jiyan; Zhao Yang; Xiong Gang; Yang Guohong; Yang Jiamin [Research Center of Laser Fusion, P. O. Box 919-986, Mianyang 621900 (China); Zhao Bin; Zheng Jian [CAS Key Laboratory of Basic Plasma Physics and Department of Modern Physics of University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

349

The Spatial Orientation of Planetary Nebulae Within the Milky Way  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze the spatial orientation of a homogenous sample of 440 elongated Planetary Nebulae (PNe) in order to determine the orientation of their apparent major axis respect to the Milky Way plane. We present some important geometrical and statistical considerations that have been overlooked by the previous works on the subject. The global distribution of galactic position angles (GPA) of PNe is quantitatively not very different from a random distribution of orientations in the Galaxy. Nevertheless we find that there is at least one region on the sky, toward the galactic center, where a weak correlation may exist between the orientation of the major axis of some PNe and the Galactic equator, with an excess of axes with GPA$\\sim 100^{\\circ}$. Therefore, we confirm that ``extrinsic'' phenomena (i.e., global galactic magnetic fields, shell compression from motion relative to the Interstellar Medium) do not determine the morphology of PNe on most of the sky, with a possible exception towards the galactic center.

Walter A. Weidmann; Ruben J. Diaz

2005-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

350

Virtual heliodon: Spatially augmented reality for architectural daylighting design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an application of interactive global illumination and spatially augmented reality to architectural daylight modeling that allows designers to explore alternative designs and new technologies for improving the sustainability of their buildings. Images of a model in the real world, captured by a camera above the scene, are processed to construct a virtual 3D model. To achieve interactive rendering rates, we use a hybrid rendering technique, leveraging radiosity to simulate the inter-reflectance between diffuse patches and shadow volumes to generate per-pixel direct illumination. The rendered images are then projected on the real model by four calibrated projectors to help users study the daylighting illumination. The virtual heliodon is a physical design environment in which multiple designers, a designer and a client, or a teacher and students can gather to experience animated visualizations of the natural illumination within a proposed design by controlling the time of day, season, and climate. Furthermore, participants may interactively redesign the geometry and materials of the space by manipulating physical design elements and see the updated lighting simulation.

Yu Sheng; Theodore C. Yapo; Christopher Young; Barbara Cutler

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Implications of Processing Spatial Data From a Forested  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Finland has committed to both increasing timber production and decreasing the nutrient loading caused by forestry, which calls for development of methods to assess environmental impacts of forest management. A simulation model based on the concept of a typical hillslope is applied to describe water and nitrogen processes in a forested catchment. Application of the model requires that spatially distributed catchment data are processed to create parameterisation for a vertical two-dimensional profile. In such a twodimensional catchment description, behaviour of the system at different distances to a stream can be considered. This study explores 1) how changing the location of a clear-cut area is reflected in model results, and 2) how the inevitable simplifications when representing a catchment as a single hillslope may affect the model outcome. The results suggest that description of the catchment with a single two-dimensional profile is a reasonable approximation as long as areas having a high fraction of subsurface runoff (> 60-70%) are not combined with areas where the surface runoff component is dominant. At low hydraulic conductivities the nitrate load was strongly controlled by the distance from the cut area to the stream, and the load increased almost linearly with the inverse of the distance. But when the conductivity value became sufficiently large, the effect of the cutting location became smaller, and the relationship to the inverse of the distance was obscured by snowmelt timing differences in open and forested environments.

Catchment For Hillslope

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Thermodynamic pathways to genome spatial organization in the cell nucleus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The architecture of the eukaryotic genome is characterized by a high degree of spatial organization. Chromosomes occupy preferred territories correlated to their state of activity and, yet, displace their genes to interact with remote sites in complex patterns requiring the orchestration of a huge number of DNA loci and molecular regulators. Far from random, this organization serves crucial functional purposes, but its governing principles remain elusive. By computer simulations of a Statistical Mechanics model, we show how architectural patterns spontaneously arise from the physical interaction between soluble binding molecules and chromosomes via collective thermodynamics mechanisms. Chromosomes colocalize, loops and territories form and find their relative positions as stable thermodynamic states. These are selected by "thermodynamic switches" which are regulated by concentrations/affinity of soluble mediators and by number/location of their attachment sites along chromosomes. Our "thermodynamic switch model" of nuclear architecture, thus, explains on quantitative grounds how well known cell strategies of upregulation of DNA binding proteins or modification of chromatin structure can dynamically shape the organization of the nucleus.

Mario Nicodemi; Antonella Prisco

2009-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

353

Nitrogen actinometry for measurement of nitrogen radical spatial distribution in large-area plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Density distributions of radicals in the large-area silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process were measured using a spatially resolvable optical emission spectrometer (SROES). To determine the qualitative distribution of a target radical, the authors used optical actinometry with nitrogen (N{sub 2}) gas as an actinometer. To compare the SROES data and process results, the thickness of the deposited Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} thin films using an ellipsometer was measured. By introducing nitrogen-based optical actinometry, the authors obtained very good agreement between the experimental results of the distributions of atomic nitrogen radical and the deposited thicknesses of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} thin films. Based on these experimental results, the uniformity of the process plasma in the PECVD process at different applied radio frequency powers was analyzed.

Oh, Changhoon; Kang, Minwook; Hahn, Jae W. [Nano Photonics Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonesi-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Nam, Seungsuk [Based Technology of Equipment Team, LG Display, Paju-City, Gyeonggi-do 413-811 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

354

Vertical Wavenumber Spectra of Gravity Waves in the Martian Atmosphere Obtained from Mars Global Surveyor Radio Occultation Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Vertical wavenumber spectra of Martian gravity waves were obtained for the altitude range 3–32 km from temperature profiles acquired by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) radio occultation experiments. The spectra, which cover vertical wavelengths ...

Hiroki Ando; Takeshi Imamura; Toshitaka Tsuda

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Urban Energy Balance Obtained from the Comprehensive Outdoor Scale Model Experiment. Part I: Basic Features of the Surface Energy Balance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to examine the basic features of the surface energy balance (SEB) using the data obtained from the Comprehensive Outdoor Scale Model (COSMO). COSMO is an idealized miniature city that has no vegetation, no human ...

Toru Kawai; Manabu Kanda

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

High spatial resolution mid-infrared spectroscopy of the starburst galaxies NGC 3256, IIZw40 and Henize 2-10  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order to show the importance of high spatial resolution observations of extra-galactic sources when compared to observations obtained with larger apertures such as ISO, we present N-band spectra (8-13 um) of some locations in three starburst galaxies. In particular, the two galactic nuclei of the spiral galaxy NGC3256, the compact IR supernebula in the dwarf galaxy IIZw40 and the two brightest IR knots in the central starburst of the WR galaxy He2-10. The spectra have been obtained with TIMMI2 on the ESO 3.6m telescope. An inventory of the spectra in terms of atomic fine-structure lines and molecular bands is presented. We show the great value of these high spatial resolution data at constraining properties such as the extinction in the mid-IR, metallicity or stellar content (age, IMF, etc.). Regarding this, we have constrained the stellar content of the IR compact knot in IIZw40 by using the mid-IR fine-structure lines and setting restrictions on the nebular geometry. Considering the PAH bands, we have constructed a new mid-/far-IR diagnostic diagram based on the 11.2 um PAH and continuum, accessible to ground-based observations. Finally, we find a dependence between the presence or non-presence of PAHs and the hardness of the radiation field as measured by the [SIV]/[NeII] ratio. In particular, sources with PAH emission have in general a [SIV]/[NeII] ratio < 0.35. We investigate possible origins for this relation and conclude that it does not necessarily imply PAH destruction, but could also be explained by the PAH-dust competition for FUV photons.

N. L. Martin-Hernandez; D. Schaerer; E. Peeters; A. G. G. M. Tielens; M. Sauvage

2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

357

ISATEM: an integration of socioeconomic and spatial models for mineral resources exploitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the spatial-integrated socioeconomic model field, a multi-agent approach is appropriate for supporting applications modelled at a detailed territory scale, but it is less used than other approaches when supporting applications modelled at a larger ... Keywords: agent, component, mineral resources exploitation, simulation, socioeconomic model, spatial shape data

Fenintsoa Andriamasinoro; Daniel Cassard; Bruno Martel-Jantin

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Application note: Parallelization and optimization of spatial analysis for large scale environmental model data assembly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial-temporal modelling of environmental systems such as agriculture, forestry, and water resources requires high resolution input data. Assembling and summarizing this data in the appropriate format for model input often requires a series of spatial ... Keywords: Array-based algorithm, Climate data, GIS, High-performance computing, Zonal statistics

Gang Zhao; Brett A. Bryan; Darran King; Xiaodong Song; Qiang Yu

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Allocation of transmit power in spatially-correlated dual-hop MIMO relay channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper considers power allocation in spatially-correlated dual-hop multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) relay channels under power constraint for each hop channel. The proposed scheme allocates the transmit power considering the spatial correlation ... Keywords: MIMO relay channel, channel correlation, transmit power allocation

Ah-Young Kim; Hee-Nam Cho; Jin-Woo Lee; Yong-Hwan Lee

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Spatially Oriented and Person Oriented Thinking—Implications for User Interface Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Identifying aspects of individual cognitive variation of relevance for the design of instructional multimedia is argued to be an important research task. A study is presented in which two candidates, person oriented thinking and spatially oriented thinking, ... Keywords: gender, instructional multimedia, person oriented thinking, spatially oriented thinking, user interface preferences

Agneta Gulz

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial transfer functions: a unified approach to specifying deformation in volume modeling and animation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we introduce the concept of spatial transfer functions as a unified approach to volume modeling and animation. A spatial transfer function is a function that defines the geometrical transformation of a scalar field in space, and is a generalization ...

M. Chen; D. Silver; A. S. Winter; V. Singh; N. Cornea

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Ionization statistics and diffusion: analytical estimate of their contribution to spatial resolution of drift chambers  

SciTech Connect

The spatial resolution of a drift chamber often is the foremost design parameter. The calculation described here - a design tool - permits us to estimate the contributions of ionization statistics and diffusion to the spatial resolution when actually sampling the drift pulse waveform. Useful formulae are derived for the cylindrical and jet-chamber cell geometries.

Tarnopolsky, G.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Education: Design and validation of an augmented book for spatial abilities development in engineering students  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an application of augmented reality for improving spatial abilities of engineering students. An augmented book called AR-Dehaes has been designed to provide 3D virtual models that help students to perform visualization tasks to promote ... Keywords: Augmented book, Augmented reality, Spatial ability

Jorge Martín-Gutiérrez; José Luís Saorín; Manuel Contero; Mariano Alcañiz; David C. Pérez-López; Mario Ortega

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

HyperSea: towards a spatial hypertext environment for web 2.0 content  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present HyperSea, an environment for importing, organizing and interacting with web 2.0 content. The environment is based mainly on previous research on hypertext systems, spatial hypertext and it tries to overcome presentation limitations ... Keywords: hypertext structure, spatial hypertext, web 2.0 content

Georgios D.P. Styliaras; Sotiris P. Christodoulou

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Comparison of spatial interpolation methods for estimating heavy metals in sediments of Caspian Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study aims to estimate the spatial distribution patterns of six heavy metals: Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Mercury (Hg), Plumbum (Pb), Zinc (Zn) in the sediments of Caspian Sea. Ordinary kriging (OK), genetic algorithm based on artificial ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Caspian Sea, Fuzzy inference system, Genetic algorithm, Heavy metals, Ordinary kriging, Spatial patterns

S. M. Kazemi; S. M. Hosseini

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Errors of Naturally Ventilated Air Temperature Measurements in a Spatial Observation Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A spatial network of 25 air temperature sensors was deployed over an area of 3.5 km × 3.5 km of agricultural land, aiming to calculate the sensible heat flux by spatial averaging instead of temporal averaging. Since temperature sensors in ...

Matthias Mauder; R. L. Desjardins; Zhiling Gao; Ronald van Haarlem

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Considering baseline homophily when generating spatial social networks for agent-based modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Social networks have become an important part of agent-based models, and their structure may have remarkable impact on simulation results. We propose a simple and efficient but empirically based approach for spatial agent-based models which explicitly ... Keywords: Agent milieus, Empirical social networks, Network generator, Spatial agent-based modelling

Sascha Holzhauer; Friedrich Krebs; Andreas Ernst

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

A hybrid spatial data clustering method for site selection: The data driven approach of GIS mining  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article applies customer service to be the research background. Spatial data mining method is proposed to solve site selection of the service center. Firstly, a new data model for recording all the information of customer management is given, which ... Keywords: GIS, Site selection, Spatial clustering, k-Means algorithm

Bo Fan

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Definition and analysis of new agricultural farm energetic indicators using spatial OLAP  

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Agricultural energy consumption is an important environmental and social issue. Several diagnoses have been proposed to define indicators for analyzing energy consumption at large scale of agricultural farm activities (year, farm, family of production, ... Keywords: energetic indicators, spatial OLAP, spatial data warehouses

Sandro Bimonte; Kamal Boulil; Jean-Pierre Chanet; Marilys Pradel

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Spatial stochastic direct and inverse analysis for the extent of damage in deteriorated RC structures  

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The problem of updating the parameters of a probabilistic model, describing spatially large structures, based on uncertain output information is analyzed. An unscented Kalman filter (UKF) variant is successfully used, although the analysis has not been ... Keywords: Model updating, Parameter estimation, Probabilistic homogenization, Spatial corrosion deterioration, Stochastic optimization, Unscented Kalman filter variant

K. G. Papakonstantinou, M. Shinozuka

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE Spatial coherence of monsoon onset over Western and Central Sahel (19502000)  

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NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE Spatial coherence of monsoon onset over Western and Central Sahel.marteau@ubourgogne.fr Abstract: The spatial coherence of boreal monsoon onset over Western and Central Sahel (Senegal, Mali of the whole monsoon system. Previous work has shown that the northward shift, which determines

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

372

A web spatial decision support system for vehicle routing using Google Maps  

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This article presents a user-friendly web-based spatial decision support system (wSDSS) aimed at generating optimized vehicle routes for multiple vehicle routing problems that involve serving the demand located along arcs of a transportation network. ... Keywords: Google MapsTM, Heuristics, Spatial decision support systems, Vehicle routing

Luís Santos; João Coutinho-Rodrigues; Carlos Henggeler Antunes

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Spatial correlation and mobility-aware traffic modeling for wireless sensor networks  

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Recently, there has been a great deal of research on using mobility in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) to facilitate surveillance and reconnaissance in a wide deployment area. Besides providing an extended sensing coverage, node mobility along with spatial ... Keywords: long-range dependence, mobility, resource provision, spatial correlation, wireless sensor network (WSN)

Pu Wang; Ian F. Akyildiz

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Investigating Spatial Downscaling of Satellite Rainfall Data for Streamflow Simulation in a Medium-Sized Basin  

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The objective of this study was to investigate spatial downscaling of satellite rainfall data for streamflow prediction in a medium-sized (970 km2) river basin prone to flooding. The spatial downscaling scheme used in the study was based on the ...

Sayma Rahman; Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou; Faisal Hossain; Ling Tang; Lance D. Yarbrough; Greg Easson

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Exploring the influence of perceptual factors in the success of web-based spatial DSS  

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Increasing reliance on the web for decision-making combined with higher demand on technologies that can efficiently deal with large volumes of data make visualization an important decision-making tool. Spatial decision support systems (SDSS) using the ... Keywords: Decision support systems, Goal setting, Self-efficacy, Spatial orientation, Task-technology fit, Visualization, Web-based SDSS

Suprasith Jarupathirun; Fatemeh "Mariam" Zahedi

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Assessing the role of spatial relations for the object recognition task  

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It has been proved that spatial relations among objects and object's parts play a fundamental role in the human perception and understanding of images, thus becoming very relevant in the computational fields of object recognition and content-based image ... Keywords: object recognition, spatial relations, topological relations

Annette Morales-González; Edel García-Reyes

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

IVIP --- A Scientific Workflow System to Support Experts in Spatial Planning of Crop Production  

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Decision making for crop production planning is essentially driven by location-based or more precisely by space-oriented information. Therefore, farmers and regional experts in the field mostly rely on new spatial-data-oriented decision making tools. ... Keywords: Agriculture, Forecast, GIS, Kepler, Scientific data integration, Scientific workflow models, Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS), WSDL, Web Service, Workflow Management System (WMS)

Christopher J. Tuot; Michael Sintek; Andreas R. Dengel

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Research on Spatial Object-oriented Management Information System for Hydropower Station Project  

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In order to intuitive and meticulous manage the hydropower station project construction, in view of the current commonly-used project management systems of the contract-oriented system and the schedule-oriented system, a spatial object-oriented project ... Keywords: spatial object-oriented, hydropower station project, information management system

Cai Hualong; Zhang Qing; Hu Zhigen; Fan Jiming

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Demonstration of spatially programmable chemical vapor deposition: Model-based uniformity/nonuniformity control  

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Demonstration of spatially programmable chemical vapor deposition: Model-based uniformity of deposition experiments to develop a model relating precursor concentration to film thickness in each segment region. As a demonstration of spatial programmability, the system was reprogramed using this model

Rubloff, Gary W.

380

Inflow Turbulence Energy and its Spatial Distribution on a Wind Turbine  

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Inflow Turbulence Energy and its Spatial Distribution on a Wind Turbine Christopher Wright Dr caused the most variability of turbulence energy while high wind shear exponents caused the least........................................................................................................................ 18 #12;Completion report on our project to empirically evaluate energy distribution in unique spatial

Manuel, Lance

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381

Lyme Disease In New York State: Spatial Pattern At A Regional Scale  

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Lyme disease occurs commonly in New York State, but its geographic distribution is heterogeneous. For each of nine consecutive years, incidence rates from 57 New York State counties were subjected to spatial autocorrelation analysis. Although the epidemic advanced during the study period, the analyses reveal a consistent pattern of spatial dependence. The correlation distance, the distance over which incidence rates covary positively, remained near 120 km over the nine years. A local spatial analysis around Westchester County, a major disease focus, indicated that the global correlation distance matched the extent of the most intense local clustering; statistically weaker clustering extended to 200 km from Westchester. Analyzing the spatial character of the epidemic may reveal the epizootic processes underlying patterns in human infection, and may help identify a spatial scale for regional control of disease. Lyme disease remains the most frequently reported vector-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere, and the world's most common tick-borne infection.

Stephan Glavanakov; Dennis J. White; Thomas Caraco; Andrei Lapenis; George Robinson; Boleslaw K. Szymanski; William; A. Maniatty

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Aerosol Particles in Arctic Spring  

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The objective of this work is to investigate the variability in the particle number concentration that may affect climate change assessment for Arctic regions. The Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) was conducted in April 2008, in the vicinities of Fairbanks and Barrow, Alaska. Measurements of particle number concentrations and size distributions were conducted using a Passive Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer Probe (PCASP-100X) mounted under the Convair-580 aircraft wing. Total number concentration of particles (Na) with diameters in the range 0.12-3 ?m was determined for polluted and clean air masses during times when the air was free of clouds and/or precipitation. Variability in Na was considered for both vertical profiles and constant altitude (horizontal) flight legs. This variability can have important implications for estimates of particle properties used in global climate model (GCM) simulations. When aerosol particle layers were encountered, Na rapidly increased from 25 cm-3 up to 550 cm-3 within relatively clean air masses, and reached up to 2200 cm-3 within polluted air masses, dominated by biomass burning pollution. When averaging Na over different distance scales, it was found that Na=140 cm-3 represent an average value for the majority of the encountered clean cases; while Na=720 cm-3 is a mean for polluted cases dominated by biomass burning plumes. These estimates, however, would not capture the details of particle layers encountered during most of the flights. Average aerosol particle characteristics can be difficult to interpret, especially during polluted cases, due to small-scale spatial and temporal variability.

Shantz, Nicole C.; Gultepe, Ismail; Liu, Peter; Earle, Michael; Zelenyuk, Alla

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Atom probe microscopy of three-dimensional distribution of silicon isotopes in {sup 28}Si/{sup 30}Si isotope superlattices with sub-nanometer spatial resolution  

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Laser-assisted atom probe microscopy of 2 nm period {sup 28}Si/{sup 30}Si isotope superlattices (SLs) is reported. Three-dimensional distributions of {sup 28}Si and {sup 30}Si stable isotopes are obtained with sub-nanometer spatial resolution. The depth resolution of the present atom probe analysis is much higher than that of secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) even when SIMS is performed with a great care to reduce the artifact due to atomic mixing. Outlook of Si isotope SLs as ideal depth scales for SIMS and three-dimensional position standards for atom probe microscopy is discussed.

Shimizu, Yasuo; Kawamura, Yoko; Uematsu, Masashi; Itoh, Kohei M. [School of Fundamental Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); Tomita, Mitsuhiro [Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, 8 Shinsugita-cho, Isogo-ku, Yokohama 235-8522 (Japan); Sasaki, Mikio; Uchida, Hiroshi; Takahashi, Mamoru [Toshiba Nanoanalysis Corporation, 1 Komukai Toshiba-cho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki 212-8583 (Japan)

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Spatially Resolved Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of the Nuclear Region of NGC 1068  

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We carry out high-resolution FUSE spectroscopy of the nuclear region of NGC 1068. The first set of spectra was obtained with a 30" square aperture that collects all emission from the narrow-line region. The data reveal a strong broad OVI component of FWHM ~3500 kms-1 and two narrow OVI 1031/1037 components of ~350 kms-1. The CIII 977 and NIII 991 emission lines in this spectrum can be fitted with a narrow component of FWHM ~1000 kms-1 and a broad one of ~2500 kms-1. Another set of seven spatially resolved spectra were made using a long slit of 1.25" X 20", at steps of ~1" along the axis of the emission-line cone. We find that (1) Major emission lines in the FUSE wavelength range consist of a broad and a narrow component; (2) There is a gradient in the velocity field for the narrow OVI component of ~200 kms-1 from ~2" southwest of the nucleus to ~4" northeast. A similar pattern is also observed with the broad OVI component, with a gradient of ~3000 kms-1. These are consistent with the HST/STIS findings and suggest a biconical structure in which the velocity field is mainly radial outflow; (3) A major portion of the CIII and NIII line flux is produced in the compact core. They are therefore not effective temperature diagnostics for the conical region; and (4) The best-fitted UV continuum suggests virtually no reddening, and the HeII 1085/1640 ratio suggests a consistently low extinction factor across the cone.

W. Zheng; J. Wang; G. A. Kriss; D. Sahnow; M. Allen; M. Dopita; Z. Tsvetanov; G. Bicknell

2008-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

385

State of zincate in supersaturated solutions obtained during the discharging of a nickel-zinc electrochemical system  

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This article examines the ultraviolet (UV) spectra of supersaturated zincate solutions obtained as a result of the discharging of the nickel-zinc system during their aging. A disadvantage of the nickel-zinc storage battery is its relatively short service life due to the instability of the zinc electrode. This instability is caused by the tendency of the zincate solution to become supersaturated. The UV spectra of the supersaturated zincate solutions obtained in the silver-zinc and nickel-zinc systems show significant absorption at 240 nm and strong absorption at 280 nm. The strong absorption at 280 nm in the supersaturated zincate solutions corresponds to the weak absorption in the solution obtained by ordinary dissolution. It is suggested that the stability of supersaturated zincate solutions may be increased by the formation of additional bridging bonds, which link the individual molecules of their aggregates to form a three-dimensional structure.

Smitrenko, V.E.; Baulov, V.I.; Kotov, A.V.; Zubov, M.S.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Explicit spatial scattering for load balancing in conservatively synchronized parallel discrete-event simulations  

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We re-examine the problem of load balancing in conservatively synchronized parallel, discrete-event simulations executed on high-performance computing clusters, focusing on simulations where computational and messaging load tend to be spatially clustered. Such domains are frequently characterized by the presence of geographic 'hot-spots' - regions that generate significantly more simulation events than others. Examples of such domains include simulation of urban regions, transportation networks and networks where interaction between entities is often constrained by physical proximity. Noting that in conservatively synchronized parallel simulations, the speed of execution of the simulation is determined by the slowest (i.e most heavily loaded) simulation process, we study different partitioning strategies in achieving equitable processor-load distribution in domains with spatially clustered load. In particular, we study the effectiveness of partitioning via spatial scattering to achieve optimal load balance. In this partitioning technique, nearby entities are explicitly assigned to different processors, thereby scattering the load across the cluster. This is motivated by two observations, namely, (i) since load is spatially clustered, spatial scattering should, intuitively, spread the load across the compute cluster, and (ii) in parallel simulations, equitable distribution of CPU load is a greater determinant of execution speed than message passing overhead. Through large-scale simulation experiments - both of abstracted and real simulation models - we observe that scatter partitioning, even with its greatly increased messaging overhead, significantly outperforms more conventional spatial partitioning techniques that seek to reduce messaging overhead. Further, even if hot-spots change over the course of the simulation, if the underlying feature of spatial clustering is retained, load continues to be balanced with spatial scattering leading us to the observation that spatial scattering can often obviate the need for dynamic load balancing.

Thulasidasan, Sunil [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kasiviswanathan, Shiva [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Eidenbenz, Stephan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Romero, Philip [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Spatial Relationships of Sector-Specific Fossil-fuel CO2 Emissions in the United States  

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Quantification of the spatial distribution of sector-specific fossil fuel CO2 emissions provides strategic information to public and private decision-makers on climate change mitigation options and can provide critical constraints to carbon budget studies being performed at the national to urban scales. This study analyzes the spatial distribution and spatial drivers of total and sectoral fossil fuel CO2 emissions at the state and county levels in the United States. The spatial patterns of absolute versus per capita fossil fuel CO2 emissions differ substantially and these differences are sector-specific. Area-based sources such as those in the residential and commercial sectors are driven by a combination of population and surface temperature with per capita emissions largest in the northern latitudes and continental interior. Emission sources associated with large individual manufacturing or electricity producing facilities are heterogeneously distributed in both absolute and per capita metrics. The relationship between surface temperature and sectoral emissions suggests that the increased electricity consumption due to space cooling requirements under a warmer climate may outweigh the savings generated by lessened space heating. Spatial cluster analysis of fossil fuel CO2 emissions confirms that counties with high (low) CO2 emissions tend to be clustered close to other counties with high (low) CO2 emissions and some of the spatial clustering extends to multi-state spatial domains. This is particularly true for the residential and transportation sectors, suggesting that emissions mitigation policy might best be approached from the regional or multi-state perspective. Our findings underscore the potential for geographically focused, sector-specific emissions mitigation strategies and the importance of accurate spatial distribution of emitting sources when combined with atmospheric monitoring via aircraft, satellite and in situ measurements. Keywords: Fossil-fuel; Carbon dioxide emissions; Sectoral; Spatial cluster; Emissions mitigation policy

Zhou, Yuyu; Gurney, Kevin R.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Explicit spatial scattering for load balancing in conservatively synchronized parallel discrete-event simulations  

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We re-examine the problem of load balancing in conservatively synchronized parallel, discrete-event simulations executed on high-performance computing clusters, focusing on simulations where computational and messaging load tend to be spatially clustered. Such domains are frequently characterized by the presence of geographic 'hot-spots' - regions that generate significantly more simulation events than others. Examples of such domains include simulation of urban regions, transportation networks and networks where interaction between entities is often constrained by physical proximity. Noting that in conservatively synchronized parallel simulations, the speed of execution of the simulation is determined by the slowest (i.e most heavily loaded) simulation process, we study different partitioning strategies in achieving equitable processor-load distribution in domains with spatially clustered load. In particular, we study the effectiveness of partitioning via spatial scattering to achieve optimal load balance. In this partitioning technique, nearby entities are explicitly assigned to different processors, thereby scattering the load across the cluster. This is motivated by two observations, namely, (i) since load is spatially clustered, spatial scattering should, intuitively, spread the load across the compute cluster, and (ii) in parallel simulations, equitable distribution of CPU load is a greater determinant of execution speed than message passing overhead. Through large-scale simulation experiments - both of abstracted and real simulation models - we observe that scatter partitioning, even with its greatly increased messaging overhead, significantly outperforms more conventional spatial partitioning techniques that seek to reduce messaging overhead. Further, even if hot-spots change over the course of the simulation, if the underlying feature of spatial clustering is retained, load continues to be balanced with spatial scattering leading us to the observation that spatial scattering can often obviate the need for dynamic load balancing.

Thulasidasan, Sunil [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kasiviswanathan, Shiva [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Eidenbenz, Stephan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Romero, Philip [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

DIFFERENCE IN THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN H{sub 2}O AND CO{sub 2} ICES IN M 82 FOUND WITH AKARI  

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With AKARI, we obtain the spatially resolved near-infrared (NIR) (2.5-5.0 {mu}m) spectra for the nearby starburst galaxy M 82. These spectra clearly show absorption features due to interstellar ices. Based on the spectra, we created the column density maps of H{sub 2}O and CO{sub 2} ices. As a result, we find that the spatial distribution of H{sub 2}O ice is significantly different from that of CO{sub 2} ice; H{sub 2}O ice is widely distributed, while CO{sub 2} ice is concentrated near the galactic center. Our result reveals for the first time variations in CO{sub 2}/H{sub 2}O ice abundance ratio on a galactic scale, suggesting that an ice-forming interstellar environment changes within a galaxy. We discuss the cause of the spatial variations in the ice abundance ratio, utilizing spectral information on the hydrogen recombination Br{alpha} and Br{beta} lines and the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon 3.3 {mu}m emission appearing in the AKARI NIR spectra.

Yamagishi, Mitsuyoshi; Kaneda, Hidehiro; Ishihara, Daisuke; Oyabu, Shinki [Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan); Onaka, Takashi [Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Shimonishi, Takashi [Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Suzuki, Toyoaki [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara 252-5210 (Japan); Minh, Young Chol, E-mail: yamagishi@u.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776 Daedeok-daero, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

390

Dynamics of Jacobi's elliptic spatial waves in a nonlinear optical grating  

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This paper presents the results of our study on the dynamics of Jacobi's elliptic spatial waves in a nonlinear optical grating based on a generalized coupled-mode model. We discuss the characteristics of their amplitudes, widths, and spatial periods as well as their bifurcation in the associated phase plane. Our study on the dynamical propagation of perturbed profiles reveal that these waves can suffer breathing and broadening due to the diffraction effect. A remarkable split-off phenomenon of a spatial wave with wide stripes into several narrow and shallow oblique stripes is observed, as well as their passing and bouncing collisions.

Alatas, Husin [Theoretical Physics Division, Department of Physics, Bogor Agricultural University, Jl. Meranti, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680 (Indonesia)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

391

Polarization and spatial coherence of electromagnetic waves in uncorrelated disordered media  

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Spatial field correlation functions represent a key quantity for the description of mesoscopic phenomena in disordered media and the optical characterization of complex materials. Yet many aspects related to the vector nature of light waves have not been investigated so far. We study theoretically the polarization and coherence properties of electromagnetic waves produced by a dipole source in a three-dimensional uncorrelated disordered medium. The spatial field correlation matrix is calculated analytically using a multiple scattering theory for polarized light. This allows us to provide a formal description of the light depolarization process in terms of "polarization eigenchannels" and to derive analytical formulas for the spatial coherence of multiply-scattered light.

Vynck, Kevin; Carminati, Rémi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Spatial process and data models : toward integration of agent-based models and GIS.  

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The use of object-orientation for both spatial data and spatial process models facilitates their integration, which can allow exploration and explanation of spatial-temporal phenomena. In order to better understand how tight coupling might proceed and to evaluate the possible functional and efficiency gains from such a tight coupling, we identify four key relationships affecting how geographic data (fields and objects) and agent-based process models can interact: identity, causal, temporal and topological. We discuss approaches to implementing tight integration, focusing on a middleware approach that links existing GIS and ABM development platforms, and illustrate the need and approaches with example agent-based models.

Brown, D. G.; North, M. J.; Robinson, D. T.; Riolo, R.; Rand, W.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Michigan

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

A Spatial Filter Approach to Evaluating the Role of Convection on the Evolution of a Mesoscale Vortex  

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A new spatial filter is proposed that exploits a spectral gap in power between the convective scale and the system (“vortex”) scale during tropical cyclone (TC) genesis simulations. Using this spatial separation, this study analyzes idealized ...

Glenn A. Creighton; Robert E. Hart; Philip Cunningham

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

The Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil-Fuel Use in North America  

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Refinements in the spatial and temporal resolution of North American fossil-fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions provide additional information about anthropogenic aspects of the carbon cycle. In North America, the seasonal and spatial patterns ...

J. S. Gregg; L. M. Losey; R. J. Andres; T. J. Blasing; G. Marland

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Arctic Surface, Cloud, and Radiation Properties Based on the AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Dataset. Part I: Spatial and Temporal Characteristics  

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With broad spectral coverage and high spatial and temporal resolutions, satellite sensors can provide the data needed for the analysis of spatial and temporal variations of climate parameters in data-sparse regions such as the Arctic and ...

Xuanji Wang; Jeffrey R. Key

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Clouds as Seen by Satellite Sounders (3I) and Imagers (ISCCP). Part III: Spatial Heterogeneity and Radiative Effects  

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Their relatively good spectral resolution makes infrared sounders very useful for the determination of cloud properties (day and night), and their coarse spatial resolution has less effect on clouds with large spatial extents like cirrus clouds. ...

C. J. Stubenrauch; W. B. Rossow; N. A. Scott; A. Chédin

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Crop–Climate Modeling Using Spatial Patterns of Yield and Climate. Part 1: Background and an Example from Australia  

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A new technique in statistical crop-climate analysis, the direct linking of spatial patterns of crop yield and spatial patterns of climate, is explored. Yield and climate data from networks of crop reporting districts and meteorological stations ...

T. M. L. Wigley; Tu Qipu

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Comparison of edit history clustering techniques for spatial hypertext  

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History mechanisms available in hypertext systems allow access to past user interactions with the system. This helps users evaluate past work and learn from past activity. It also allows systems identify usage patterns and potentially predict behaviors with the system. Thus, recording history is useful to both the system and the user. Various tools and techniques have been developed to group and annotate history in Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB). But the problem with these tools is that the operations are performed manually. For a large VKB history growing over a long period of time, performing grouping operations using such tools is difficult and time consuming. This thesis examines various methods to analyze VKB history in order to automatically group/cluster all the user events in this history. In this thesis, three different approaches are compared. The first approach is a pattern matching approach identifying repeated patterns of edit events in the history. The second approach is a rule-based approach that uses simple rules, such as group all consecutive events on a single object. The third approach uses hierarchical agglomerative clustering (HAC) where edits are grouped based on a function of edit time and edit location. The contributions of this thesis work are: (a) developing tools to automatically cluster large VKB history using these approaches, (b) analyzing performance of each approach in order to determine their relative strengths and weaknesses, and (c) answering the question, how well do the automatic clustering approaches perform by comparing the results obtained from this automatic tool with that obtained from the manual grouping performed by actual users on a same set of VKB history. Results obtained from this thesis work show that the rule-based approach performs the best in that it best matches human-defined groups and generates the fewest number of groups. The hierarchic agglomerative clustering approach is in between the other two approaches with regards to identifying human-defined groups. The pattern-matching approach generates many potential groups but only a few matches with those generated by actual VKB users.

Mandal, Bikash

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE SOLAR CORONA: FIRST RESULTS OBTAINED WITH A NEW 3D MHD MODEL  

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; CWENO. 1. MOTIVATION For many decades space scientists have been at- tracted to the solar wind and its1 ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE SOLAR CORONA: FIRST RESULTS OBTAINED WITH A NEW 3D MHD MODEL J. Kleimann 1) is applied to the problem of the dynamics of the solar corona. First, we present the basic system

Grauer, Rainer

400

Connecting mobility services and spatial territory typology: an application to a former coal mining area in France  

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Connecting mobility services and spatial territory typology: an application to a former coal mining 1 CONNECTING MOBILITY SERVICES AND SPATIAL TERRITORY TYPOLOGY: AN APPLICATION TO A FORMER COAL)" #12;Connecting mobility services and spatial territory typology: an application to a former coal

Recanati, Catherine

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Original article: Estimation of spatially varying open boundary conditions for a numerical internal tidal model with adjoint method  

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The adjoint data assimilation technique is applied to the estimation of the spatially varying open boundary conditions (OBCs) for a numerical internal tidal model. The spatial variation of the OBCs is realized by the so-called 'independent point scheme' ... Keywords: Adjoint method, Internal tidal model, Open boundary conditions, Parameter estimation, Spatial variation

Haibo Chen, Anzhou Cao, Jicai Zhang, Chunbao Miao, Xianqing Lv

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

A Spatial Structural and Statistical Approach to Building Classification of Residential Function for City-Scale Impact Assessment Studies  

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In order to implement robust climate change adaption and mitigation strategies in cities fine spatial scale information on building stock is required. However, for many cities such information is rarely available. In response, we present a methodology ... Keywords: City Spatial Planning and Impact Assessment, Morphological and Spatial Metrics, Multinomial Logistic Regression, Residential Building Classification

Dimitrios P. Triantakonstantis; Stuart L. Barr

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

"Method for Controlling of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Plasma  

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Method for Controlling of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Plasma Method for Controlling of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Plasma Properties in Plasma Devices with Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields" Inventors Yevgeny Raitses, Alexander Merzhevskiy A method of crafting spatial variations of the electron cross-field transport by means of localized current-conducting plasma structures such as rotating spoke, in order to control spatial variations of macroscopic plasma properties, including the electric field, electron temperature and plasma density in relevant E crossed B plasma devices such as Hall and helicon plasma thrusters, plasma-beam devices for material processing, magnetic filters for plasma sources, including negative and positive ion sources, and rotating plasma devices such as E cross B mass separation

404

The Impact of Spatial Resolution on Model-Derived Radiative Heating  

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Impact of Spatial Resolution Impact of Spatial Resolution on Model-Derived Radiative Heating W. O'Hirok and C. Gautier Institute for Computational Earth System Science University of California Santa Barbara, California C. Gautier Department of Geography University of California Santa Barbara, California Introduction At the typical spatial resolution of climate and weather forecasting models, clouds are portrayed as uniform plane-parallel entities with three-dimensional (3D) radiative effects generally considered not important. However, as the resolution of these models increase, and with the development of "super parameterizations" (embedded cloud resolving models), there is a need to assess the spatial resolution where 3D effects should not be neglected (Khairoutdinov and Randall 2001). In this study, we perform

405

Estimating Spatial Variability in Atmospheric Properties over Remotely Sensed Land Surface Conditions  

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This paper investigates the spatial relationships between surface fluxes and near-surface atmospheric properties (AP), and the potential errors in flux estimation due to homogeneous atmospheric inputs over heterogeneous landscapes. A large-eddy ...

Giacomo Bertoldi; William P. Kustas; John D. Albertson

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Climatic Controls and Spatial Variations of Precipitation in the Western United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The western United States is characterized by complex seasonal precipitation regimes due to the hierarchy of climatic controls that operate at different spatial scales. A climatology of month to month changes in precipitation, using data from ...

Cary J. Mock

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

A Climatology of Mean Monthly Snowfall for the Conterminous United States: Temporal and Spatial Patterns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mean monthly snowfall data for 216 stations across the conterminous United States were analyzed to produce a climatology that identifies statistical, spatial and intraseasonal aspects. Geographic variations in the length of the snowfall season ...

John A. Harrington Jr.; Randall S. Cerveny; Kenneth F. Dewey

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Spatially Distributed Measurements of Platform Motion for the Correction of Ship-Based Turbulent Fluxes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for determining the angular offsets between measurement axes for multiple motion sensing systems and a sonic anemometer using underway data is demonstrated. This enables a single angular rate sensor to be used with spatially separated ...

Ian M. Brooks

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Spatial Interpolation of Surface Air Temperatures Using Artificial Neural Networks: Evaluating Their Use for Downscaling GCMs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many climate studies need to generate estimates of a climate variable at a given location based on values from other locations. In this research, a new method for the spatial interpolation of daily maximum surface air temperatures is presented. ...

Seth E. Snell; Sucharita Gopal; Robert K. Kaufmann

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Semiconductor diode laser having an intracavity spatial phase controller for beam control and switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power broad-area semiconductor laser having a intracavity spatial phase controller is disclosed. The integrated intracavity spatial phase controller is easily formed by patterning an electrical contact metallization layer when fabricating the semiconductor laser. This spatial phase controller changes the normally broad far-field emission bean, of such a laser into a single-lobed near-diffraction-limited beam at pulsed output powers of over 400 mW. Two operating modes, a thermal and a gain operating mode, exist for the phase controller, allowing for steering and switching the beam as the modes of operation are switched, and the emission beam may be scanned, for example, over a range of 1.4 degrees or switched by 8 degrees. More than one spatial phase controller may be integrated into the laser structure.

Hohimer, J.P.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

411

Possibility of Predicting Indian Monsoon Rainfall on Reduced Spatial and Temporal Scales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three selected parameters have been analyzed for the spatial and temporal relationships with the Indian monsoon rainfall. These parameters are (i) the subtropical ridge position at 500 hPa over India in April, (ii) January–April Darwin surface ...

K. D. Prasad; S. V. Singh

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Spatial Coherence of Monsoon Onset over Western and Central Sahel (1950–2000)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatial coherence of boreal monsoon onset over the western and central Sahel (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso) is studied through the analysis of daily rainfall data for 103 stations from 1950 to 2000. Onset date is defined using a local ...

Romain Marteau; Vincent Moron; Nathalie Philippon

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Tornado Fatalities in the United States: 1880–2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dataset of killer tornadoes is compiled and analyzed spatially in order to assess region-specific vulnerabilities in the United States from 1880 to 2005. Results reveal that most tornado fatalities occur in the lower–Arkansas, Tennessee, and ...

Walker S. Ashley

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

High Spatial Resolution BRDFs with Metallic powders Using Wave Optics Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This manuscript completes the analysis of our SIGGRAPH 2013 paper "Fabricating BRDFs at High Spatial Resolution Using Wave Optics" in which photolithography fabrication was used for manipulating reflectance effects. While ...

Levin, Anat

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

415

3D Shape Histograms for Similarity Search and Classification in Spatial Databases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

be guid- ed by the class information: a prediction of primary and secondary effects of drugs could of the Proc. 6th International Symposium on Spatial Databases (SSD`99), Hong Kong, China, July 1999. Lecture

Kriegel, Hans-Peter

416

Reconciling the Spatial Distribution of the Surface Temperature Trends in the Southeastern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study attempts to explain the considerable spatial heterogeneity in the observed linear trends of monthly mean maximum and minimum temperatures (Tmax and Tmin) from station observations in the southeastern (SE) United States (specifically ...

V. Misra; J.-P. Michael; R. Boyles; E. P. Chassignet; M. Griffin; J. J. O’Brien

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

A Preliminary Analysis of Spatial Variability of Raindrop Size Distributions during Stratiform Rain Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatial variability of raindrop size distributions (DSDs) and precipitation fields is investigated utilizing disdrometric measurements from the four Precipitation Occurrence Sensor Systems (POSS) and radar reflectivity fields from S-band dual-...

Choong Ke Lee; Gyu Won Lee; Isztar Zawadzki; Kyung-Eak Kim

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Seasonal Predictability and Spatial Coherence of Rainfall Characteristics in the Tropical Setting of Senegal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines space–time characteristics of seasonal rainfall predictability in a tropical region by analyzing observed data and model simulations over Senegal. Predictability is analyzed in terms of the spatial coherence of observed ...

Vincent Moron; Andrew W. Robertson; M. Neil Ward

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Spatial Arbitrage to Reduce "Seams? across Electricity System Control Areas: An Experimental Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most markets are restricted in their spatial size by transportation costs, physical barriers, institutional impediments and differing exchange conventions. Yet, if price differences across those boundaries substantially exceed the cost of surmounting ...

Richard E. Schuler

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

A spatial-temporal approach for video caption detection and recognition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a video caption detection and recognition system based on a fuzzy-clustering neural network (FCNN) classifier. Using a novel caption-transition detection scheme we locate both spatial and temporal positions of video captions with high precision ...

Xiaoou Tang; Xinbo Gao; Jianzhuang Liu; Hongjiang Zhang

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Stochastic thermal simulation considering spatial correlated within-die process variations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, we develop a statistical thermal simulator including the effect of spatial correlation under within-die process variations. This method utilizes the Karhunen-Loève (KL) expansion to model the physical parameters, and apply the Polynomial ...

Pei-Yu Huan; Jia-Hong Wu; Yu-Min Lee

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Diurnal and Spatial Variability of Lightning Activity in Northeastern Colorado and Central Florida during the Summer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning location data from northeastern Colorado and central Florida for the summer months of 1983 have been studied to ascertain the diurnal development of spatial distributions of flash frequencies. In both locales, a clearly identifiable ...

Raúl E. Lopez; Ronald L. Holle

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Semiconductor diode laser having an intracavity spatial phase controller for beam control and switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power broad-area semiconductor laser having a intracavity spatial phase controller is disclosed. The integrated intracavity spatial phase controller is easily formed by patterning an electrical contact metallization layer when fabricating the semiconductor laser. This spatial phase controller changes the normally broad far-field emission beam of such a laser into a single-lobed near-diffraction-limited beam at pulsed output powers of over 400 mW. Two operating modes, a thermal and a gain operating mode, exist for the phase controller, allowing for steering and switching the beam as the modes of operation are switched, and the emission beam may be scanned, for example, over a range of 1.4 degrees or switched by 8 degrees. More than one spatial phase controller may be integrated into the laser structure. 6 figs.

Hohimer, J.P.

1994-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

424

Semiconductor diode laser having an intracavity spatial phase controller for beam control and switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power broad-area semiconductor laser having a intracavity spatial phase controller is disclosed. The integrated intracavity spatial phase controller is easily formed by patterning an electrical contact metallization layer when fabricating the semiconductor laser. This spatial phase controller changes the normally broad far-field emission beam of such a laser into a single-lobed near-diffraction-limited beam at pulsed output powers of over 400 mW. Two operating modes, a thermal and a gain operating mode, exist for the phase controller, allowing for steering and switching the beam as the modes of operation are switched, and the emission beam may be scanned, for example, over a range of 1.4 degrees or switched by 8 degrees. More than one spatial phase controller may be integrated into the laser structure.

Hohimer, John P. (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Spatial and Elevational Variations of Summer Rainfall in the Southwestern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the spatial variability of mean monthly summer rainfall in the southwestern United States, with special attention given to the effect elevation. Rain gauge data from a consistent 60-yr period show that mean rainfall increases ...

JenéD. Michaud; Brian A. Auvine; Olga C. Penalba

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Brain oscillatory activity during spatial navigation: Theta and gamma activity link medial temporal and parietal regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Brain oscillatory correlates of spatial navigation were investigated using blind source separation (BSS) and standardized low resolution electromagnetic tomography (sLORETA) analyses of 62-channel EEG recordings. Twenty-five participants were instructed ...

David J. White; Marco Congedo; Joseph Ciorciari; Richard B. Silberstein

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Observed Southern Hemisphere Eddy Statistics at 500 mb: Frequency and Spatial Dependence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nearly eight years of daily Southern Hemisphere analyses at 500 mb have been used to define the spatial dependence of the variance fields of geopotential height and the two geostrophic wind components, the corresponding covariance fields, and the ...

Kevin E. Trenberth

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Introduction to Orthonormal Wavelet Analysis with Shift Invariance: Application to Observed Atmospheric Blocking Spatial Structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Orthonormal wavelet analysis (OWA) is a special form of wavelet analysis, especially suitable for analyzing spatial structures, such as atmospheric fields. For this purpose, OWA is much more efficient and accurate than the nonorthogonal wavelet ...

Aimé Fournier

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Temporal and Spatial Variability of Great Lakes Ice Cover, 1973–2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, temporal and spatial variability of ice cover in the Great Lakes are investigated using historical satellite measurements from 1973 to 2010. The seasonal cycle of ice cover was constructed for all the lakes, including Lake St. ...

Jia Wang; Xuezhi Bai; Haoguo Hu; Anne Clites; Marie Colton; Brent Lofgren

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Real-Time Correction of Spatially Nonuniform Bias in Radar Rainfall Data Using Rain Gauge Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A procedure for real-time correction of spatially nonuniform bias in radar rainfall data using rain gauge measurements is described. Developed to complement the existing gauge-based bias correction procedures used in the National Weather Service (...

Dong-Jun Seo; J. P. Breidenbach

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Spatial modeling and simulation of diffusion in nuclei of living cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mobility of fluorescently labelled molecules in the interphase nucleus has been increasingly employed to investigate the spatial organization of the interchromosomal space. We suggest an improved two-dimensional anisotropic diffusion model to address ...

Dietmar Volz; Martin Eigel; Chaitanya Athale; Peter Bastian; Harald Hermann; Constantin Kappel; Roland Eils

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Measuring and testing spatial mass concentration of micro-geographic data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

densely populated but also have higher levels of income. Empirical evidence brings out that jobs: for example in ecology when studying spatial concentration of biomass from trees and plants locations

Recanati, Catherine

433

Mapping Weather-Type Influence on Senegal Precipitation Based on a Spatial–Temporal Statistical Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Senegal is particularly vulnerable to precipitation variability. To investigate the influence of large-scale circulation on local-scale precipitation, a full spatial–statistical description of precipitation occurrence and amount for Senegal is ...

Henning W. Rust; Mathieu Vrac; Benjamin Sultan; Matthieu Lengaigne

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Seasonal and Spatial Variability of Near-Inertial Kinetic Energy from Historical Moored Velocity Records  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temporal and spatial patterns of near-inertial kinetic energy (KEmoor) are investigated in a database of 2480 globally distributed, moored current-meter records (deployed on 690 separate moorings) and compared with the distribution of wind-forced ...

Matthew H. Alford; Maya Whitmont

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

A high-power spatial filter for Thomson scattering stray light reduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Thomson scattering diagnostic on the High Beta Tokamak-Extended Pulse (HBT-EP) is routinely used to measure electron temperature and density during plasma discharges. Avalanche photodiodes in a five-channel interference filter polychromator measure scattered light from a 6 ns, 800 mJ, 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser pulse. A low cost, high-power spatial filter was designed, tested, and added to the laser beamline in order to reduce stray laser light to levels which are acceptable for accurate Rayleigh calibration. A detailed analysis of the spatial filter design and performance is given. The spatial filter can be easily implemented in an existing Thomson scattering system without the need to disturb the vacuum chamber or significantly change the beamline. Although apertures in the spatial filter suffer substantial damage from the focused beam, with proper design they can last long enough to permit absolute calibration.

Levesque, J. P.; Litzner, K. D.; Mauel, M. E.; Maurer, D. A.; Navratil, G. A.; Pedersen, T. S. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 500 W. 120th Street, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Effects of Subgrid Spatial Heterogeneity on GCM-Scale Land Surface Energy and Moisture Fluxes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of simulation experiments are reported in which two 1° lat × 1° long regions were discretized into pixels of size roughly 180 m × 120 m and modeled using a hydrologically based, spatially distributed water and energy balance model. ...

Antti Arola; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Lidar Investigation of the Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Atmospheric Aerosols in Mountain Valleys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lidar experiments were conducted in the mountainous region of Bulgaria to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of major aerosol sources and the zones of aerosol accumulation. When these lidar data are combined with conventional ...

Plamen B. Savov; Toni S. Skakalova; Ivan N. Kolev; Francis L. Ludwig

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Methods for Exploring Spatial and Temporal Variability of Extreme Events in Climate Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents various statistical methods for exploring and summarizing spatial extremal properties in large gridpoint datasets. Extremal properties are inferred from the subset of gridpoint values that exceed sufficiently high, time-...

C. A. S. Coelho; C. A. T. Ferro; D. B. Stephenson; D. J. Steinskog

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Land Surface Hydrology Parameterization for Atmospheric General Circulation models Including Subgrid Scale Spatial Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Parameterizations are developed for the representation of subgrid hydrologic processes in atmospheric general circulation models. Reasonable a priori probability density functions of the spatial variability of soil moisture and of precipitation ...

D. Entekhabi; P. S. Eagleson

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Lightning over Arizona from a Power Utility Perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study was designed to determine whether a spatially significant and temporally persistent variation in cloud-to-ground lightning frequency exists across the Salt River Project (SRP) region of central Arizona. Cloud-to-ground lightning data ...

Raúl E. López; Ronald L. Holle; Andrew I. Watson; Jon Skindlov

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

CMB temperature anisotropy from broken spatial isotropy due to a homogeneous cosmological magnetic field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We derive the cosmic microwave background temperature anisotropy two-point correlation function (including off-diagonal correlations) from broken spatial isotropy due to an arbitrarily oriented homogeneous cosmological magnetic field.

Kahniashvili, Tina [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States); Department of Physics, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6 (Canada); National Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, 2A Kazbegi Ave, Tbilisi, GE-0160 (Georgia); Lavrelashvili, George [Department of Theoretical Physics, A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute, 1 M. Aleksidze, Tbilisi, GE-0193 (Georgia); Ratra, Bharat [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

442

Estimating Noise Levels of Remotely Sensed Measurements from Satellites Using Spatial Structure Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique is presented whereby the noise level of satellite measurements of the atmosphere and earth can be estimated. The technique analyzes a spatial array of data measured by a satellite instrument. A minimum of about 200 satellite ...

Donald W. Hillger; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Mapping Weather-Type Influence on Senegal Precipitation Based on a Spatial-Temporal Statistical Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Senegal is particularly vulnerable to precipitation variability. To investigate the inuence of large scaled circulation on local scale precipitation, we develop a full spatial statistical description of precipitation occurrence and amount for ...

Henning W. Rust; Mathieu Vrac; Benjamin Sultan; Matthieu Lengaigne

444

Intercomparison of Spatial Interpolation Schemes for Use in Nested Grid Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Kiran Alapaty; Rohit Mathur; Talat Odman

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Spatially Variable Advection Correction of Radar Data. Part II: Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatially variable advection-correction/analysis procedure introduced in Part I is tested using analytical reflectivity blobs embedded in a solid-body vortex, and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) and Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 ...

Alan Shapiro; Katherine M. Willingham; Corey K. Potvin

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Spatial Forecast Verification: Baddeley’s Delta Metric Applied to the ICP Test Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mathematical displacement metric, Baddeley’s ?, is examined for verifying gridded forecasts against gridded observations using the Spatial Forecast Verification Methods Intercomparison Project test cases. Results are compared with several other ...

Eric Gilleland

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Invariance in the Spatial Structure of Sahelian Rain Fields at Climatological Scales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The occurrence of rainfall in the semiarid regions is notoriously unreliable and characterized by great spatial variability over a large spectrum of timescales. Based on analytical considerations, an integrated approach is presented here in order ...

Abdou Ali; Thierry Lebel; Abou Amani

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Dynamic Modeling of the Spatial Distribution of Precipitation in Remote Mountainous Areas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitation in remote mountainous areas dominates the water balance of many water-short areas of the globe, such as western North America. The inaccessibility of such environments prevents adequate measurement of the spatial distribution of ...

Ana P. Barros; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Spatial Variation of the Regional Wind Field with Land–Sea Contrasts and Complex Topography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the spatial variation of the wind field observed in the coastal zone of southeast Korea with its complex terrain, using measurements from a regional network 75 km across and centered about Busan. Results are compared with ...

Kyung-Ja Ha; Sun-Hee Shin; Larry Mahrt

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

uCom : spatial displays for visual awareness of remote locations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

uCom enables remote users to be visually aware of each other using "spatial displays" - live views of a remote space assembled according to an estimate of the remote space's layout. The main elements of the system design ...

Araujo Santos, Ana Luisa de

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Precipitation and Chemistry: Case Studies from the Frontal Boundary Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sequential precipitation and precipitation chemistry measurements were conducted on a 37-site, 100 km × 100 km array in central Ohio during four cyclonic storms during the fall of 1989. Spatial (network) averages and variances in rainfall rate ...

M. Terry Dana

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Orthogonal Rotation of Spatial Patterns Derived from Singular Value Decomposition Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Singular value decomposition (SYD) analysis is frequently used to identify pairs of spatial patterns whose time series are characterized by maximum temporal covariance. It tends to compress complicated temporal covariance between two fields into ...

Xinhua Cheng; Timothy J. Dunkerton

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Spatial Structure, Forecast Errors, and Predictability of the South Asian Monsoon in CFS Monthly Retrospective Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatial structure of the boreal summer South Asian monsoon in the ensemble mean of monthly retrospective forecasts by the Climate Forecast System of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction is examined. The forecast errors and ...

Hae-Kyung Lee Drbohlav; V. Krishnamurthy

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

THE NATURE OF STARBURSTS. III. THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF STAR FORMATION  

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We map the spatial distribution of recent star formation over a few Multiplication-Sign 100 Myr timescales in 15 starburst dwarf galaxies using the location of young blue helium burning stars identified from optically resolved stellar populations in archival Hubble Space Telescope observations. By comparing the star formation histories from both the high surface brightness central regions and the diffuse outer regions, we measure the degree to which the star formation has been centrally concentrated during the galaxies' starbursts, using three different metrics for the spatial concentration. We find that the galaxies span a full range in spatial concentration, from highly centralized to broadly distributed star formation. Since most starbursts have historically been identified by relatively short timescale star formation tracers (e.g., H{alpha} emission), there could be a strong bias toward classifying only those galaxies with recent, centralized star formation as starbursts, while missing starbursts that are spatially distributed.

McQuinn, Kristen B. W.; Skillman, Evan D. [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, 116 Church Street, S.E., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Weisz, Daniel R.; Williams, Benjamin F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Cannon, John M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon Company, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Holtzman, Jon, E-mail: kmcquinn@astro.umn.edu [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Box 30001-Department 4500, 1320 Frenger Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Spatial Variability of Liquid Water Path in Marine Low Cloud: The Importance of Mesoscale Cellular Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Liquid water path (LWP) mesoscale spatial variability in marine low cloud over the eastern subtropical oceans is examined using two months of daytime retrievals from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the NASA Terra ...

Robert Wood; Dennis L. Hartmann

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Spatial Variability of Diapycnal Mixing and Turbulent Dissipation Rates in a Stagnant Fjord Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two microstructure profilers, two ships, and four moorings with acoustic Doppler current profilers and conductivity–temperature loggers were used in an intensive effort to map the spatial and temporal variations of vertical mixing in the stagnant ...

Lars Arneborg; Carol Janzen; Bengt Liljebladh; Tom P. Rippeth; John H. Simpson; Anders Stigebrandt

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Urban-Effect Correction to Improve Accuracy of Spatially Interpolated Temperature Estimates in Korea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Gridded temperature data are frequently used to run ecological models at regional scales and are routinely generated by spatially interpolating point observations at synoptic weather stations. If synoptic stations are located in urbanized areas, ...

Jaeyeon Choi; Uran Chung; Jin I. Yun

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Snowstorms in the Contiguous United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A climatological analysis of snowstorms across the contiguous United States, based on data from 1222 weather stations with data during 1901–2001, defined the spatial and temporal features. The average annual incidence of events creating 15.2 cm ...

Stanley A. Changnon; David Changnon; Thomas R. Karl

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

The Spatial and Temporal Behavior of the Mixed Layer in Israel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed study to determine the spatial and temporal behavior of the coastal and inland mixed layer in Israel was undertaken. Over 300 upper air measurements (minisonde and airplane) from the central and southern parts of Israel were compiled ...

Uri Dayan; Roni Shenhav; Michael Graber

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Toward a Combined Seasonal Weather and Crop Productivity Forecasting System: Determination of the Working Spatial Scale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A methodology is presented for the development of a combined seasonal weather and crop productivity forecasting system. The first stage of the methodology is the determination of the spatial scale(s) on which the system could operate; this ...

A. J. Challinor; J. M. Slingo; T. R. Wheeler; P. Q. Craufurd; D. I. F. Grimes

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Mobile Microwave Radiometer Observations: Spatial Characteristics of Supercooled Cloud Water and Cloud Seeding Implications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous studies of the spatial distribution of supercooled liquid water in winter storms over mountainous terrain were performed primarily with instrumented aircraft and to a lesser extent with scans from a stationary microwave radiometer. The ...

Arlen W. Huggins

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Application of the Composite Method to the Spatial Forecast Verification Methods Intercomparison Dataset  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The composite method is applied to verify a series of idealized and real precipitation forecasts as part of the Spatial Forecast Verification Methods Intercomparison Project. The test cases range from simple geometric shapes to high-resolution (...

Jason E. Nachamkin

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Water Vapor Variability Across Spatial Scales: Insights for Theory, Parameterization, and Model Assessment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

3 Spatial Structure Function Analysis of Very Tall Tower 3.1as observed from a very tall tower. Global Change Biology,mea- surements from a tall tower. Extended Abstracts, 13th

Pressel, Kyle Gregory

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

A Spatial Analysis of Radar Reflectivity Regions within Hurricane Charley (2004)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Regions of 35-dBZ radar reflectivity returns are examined within a landfalling hurricane to determine whether these regions are composed of stratiform, convective, or transition-type precipitation. After calculating spatial attributes of the ...

Corene J. Matyas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Quality Control of Accumulated Fields by Applying Spatial and Temporal Constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accumulating gridded fields over time greatly magnifies the impact of impulse noise in the individual grids. A quality control method that takes advantage of spatial and temporal coherence can reduce the impact of such noise in accumulation grids. ...

Valliappa Lakshmanan; Madison Miller; Travis Smith

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Temporal and Spatial Changes of the Agroclimate in Alberta, Canada, from 1901 to 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyzes the long-term (1901–2002) temporal trends in the agroclimate of Alberta, Canada, and explores the spatial variations of the agroclimatic resources and the potential crop-growing area in Alberta. Nine agroclimatic parameters ...

S. S. P. Shen; H. Yin; K. Cannon; A. Howard; S. Chetner; T. R. Karl

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Spatial Patterns of Tree-Growth Anomalies in the United States and Southeastern Canada  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A network of 248 tree-ring chronologies in the conterminous United States is assembled and analyzed by rotated principal components analysis (RPCA) to delineate “regions” of common tree-growth variation during the period 1705–1979. Spatial ...

David Meko; Edward R. Cook; David W. Stahle; Charles W. Stockton; Malcolm K. Hughes

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Quantum enhanced LIDAR resolution with multi-spatial-mode phase sensitive amplification  

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Phase-sensitive amplification (PSA) can enhance the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of an optical measurement suffering from detection inefficiency. Previously, we showed that this increased SNR improves LADAR-imaging spatial ...

Santivanez, Cesar A.

469

Spatial Superposition Method via Model Coupling for Urban Heat Island Albedo Mitigation Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A spatial superposition design is presented that couples the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) with the National Center of Excellence (NCE) lumped urban thermal model for ...

Humberto Silva III; Jay S. Golden

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Satellite Cloud Classification and Rain-Rate Estimation Using Multispectral Radiances and Measures of Spatial Texture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Twelve months of Southern Hemisphere (maritime) midlatitudes Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer local area coverage data at full radiometric and spatial resolution have been collocated with rain-rate data from three Doppler weather radars.

Michael J. Uddstrom; Warren R. Gray

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Field Significance Revisited: Spatial Bias Errors in Forecasts as Applied to the Eta Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatial structure of bias errors in numerical model output is valuable to both model developers and operational forecasters, especially if the field containing the structure itself has statistical significance in the face of naturally ...

Kimberly L. Elmore; Michael E. Baldwin; David M. Schultz

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A morphology of consolidation : spatial form and physical change in an American suburb  

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This thesis is an exploration and analysis of the spatial form and structure of physical change within an American suburb. Typified as middle class, residential, and single family, one finds in such settings detached one ...

Seppanen, Brent

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Effects of Spatial Sampling of Satellite Data on Derived Surface Solar Irradiance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The usefulness of satellites in climate research is primarily due to the ability to produce global, uniformly distributed, long term records of observations. To achieve efficiency in storing, there is a need to compromise on the spatial and ...

R. T. Pinker; I. Laszlo

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Sorting in space: multidimensional, spatial, and metric data structures for computer graphics applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The representation of spatial data is an important issue in game programming, computer graphics, visualization, solid modeling, and related areas including computer vision and geographic information systems (GIS). Many representations are currently used. ...

Hanan Samet

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

An adaptive color marker for Spatial Augmented Reality environments and visual feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This demonstration presents an adaptive visual marker optimised to improve tracking performance in Spatial Augmented Reality environments. The adaptive marker uses a color light sensor to capture the projected light color from a SAR system. The color ... Keywords: fixed color passive marker, spatial augmented reality, visual feedback, adaptive visual marker, color light sensor, projected light color, optimal tracking, light emitting diode, visible light spectrum, user interface

R T. Smith; M R. Marner; B H. Thomas

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Specific interplanetary conditions for CIR-, Sheath-, and ICME-induced geomagnetic storms obtained by double superposed epoch analysis  

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The comparison of specific interplanetary conditions for 798 magnetic storms with Dst solar wind as interplanetary drivers of storms: corotating interaction region (CIR), Sheath, interplanetary CME (ICME) including magnetic cloud (MC) and Ejecta, separately MC and Ejecta, and "Indeterminate" type. The data processing was carried out by the method of double superposed epoch analysis which uses two reference times (onset of storm and the minimum Dst index) and make a re-scaling of main phase of storm a such way that after this transformation all storms have equal durations of main phase in new time reference frame. This method reproduced some well-known results and allowed us to obtain some new results. Specifically, obtained results demonstrate high importance of Sheath in generation of magnetic storms as well as a significant differences in properties of MC and Ejecta and in their ge...

Yermolaev, Yu I; Lodkina, I G; Yermolaev, M Yu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Method to obtain absolute impurity density profiles combining charge exchange and beam emission spectroscopy without absolute intensity calibration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Investigation of impurity transport properties in tokamak plasmas is essential and a diagnostic that can provide information on the impurity content is required. Combining charge exchange recombination spectroscopy (CXRS) and beam emission spectroscopy (BES), absolute radial profiles of impurity densities can be obtained from the CXRS and BES intensities, electron density and CXRS and BES emission rates, without requiring any absolute calibration of the spectra. The technique is demonstrated here with absolute impurity density radial profiles obtained in TEXTOR plasmas, using a high efficiency charge exchange spectrometer with high etendue, that measures the CXRS and BES spectra along the same lines-of-sight, offering an additional advantage for the determination of absolute impurity densities.

Kappatou, A.; Delabie, E. [FOM Institute DIFFER - Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, Association EURATOM-FOM, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Jaspers, R. J. E.; Jakobs, M. A. [Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Marchuk, O.; Biel, W. [Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, 52425 Julich (Germany)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

478

Meteorology-induced variations in the spatial behavior of summer ozone pollution in Central California  

SciTech Connect

Cluster analysis was applied to daily 8 h ozone maxima modeled for a summer season to characterize meteorology-induced variations in the spatial distribution of ozone. Principal component analysis is employed to form a reduced dimension set to describe and interpret ozone spatial patterns. The first three principal components (PCs) capture {approx}85% of total variance, with PC1 describing a general spatial trend, and PC2 and PC3 each describing a spatial contrast. Six clusters were identified for California's San Joaquin Valley (SJV) with two low, three moderate, and one high-ozone cluster. The moderate ozone clusters are distinguished by elevated ozone levels in different parts of the valley: northern, western, and eastern, respectively. The SJV ozone clusters have stronger coupling with the San Francisco Bay area (SFB) than with the Sacramento Valley (SV). Variations in ozone spatial distributions induced by anthropogenic emission changes are small relative to the overall variations in ozone amomalies observed for the whole summer. Ozone regimes identified here are mostly determined by the direct and indirect meteorological effects. Existing measurement sites are sufficiently representative to capture ozone spatial patterns in the SFB and SV, but the western side of the SJV is under-sampled.

Jin, Ling; Harley, Robert A.; Brown, Nancy J.

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of spatial and non-spatial data analysis in determination of the factors that impact municipal solid waste generation rates in Turkey  

SciTech Connect

Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Spatial autocorrelation exists in municipal solid waste generation rates for different provinces in Turkey. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Traditional non-spatial regression models may not provide sufficient information for better solid waste management. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Unemployment rate is a global variable that significantly impacts the waste generation rates in Turkey. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Significances of global parameters may diminish at local scale for some provinces. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer GWR model can be used to create clusters of cities for solid waste management. - Abstract: In studies focusing on the factors that impact solid waste generation habits and rates, the potential spatial dependency in solid waste generation data is not considered in relating the waste generation rates to its determinants. In this study, spatial dependency is taken into account in determination of the significant socio-economic and climatic factors that may be of importance for the municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates in different provinces of Turkey. Simultaneous spatial autoregression (SAR) and geographically weighted regression (GWR) models are used for the spatial data analyses. Similar to ordinary least squares regression (OLSR), regression coefficients are global in SAR model. In other words, the effect of a given independent variable on a dependent variable is valid for the whole country. Unlike OLSR or SAR, GWR reveals the local impact of a given factor (or independent variable) on the waste generation rates of different provinces. Results show that provinces within closer neighborhoods have similar MSW generation rates. On the other hand, this spatial autocorrelation is not very high for the exploratory variables considered in the study. OLSR and SAR models have similar regression coefficients. GWR is useful to indicate the local determinants of MSW generation rates. GWR model can be utilized to plan waste management activities at local scale including waste minimization, collection, treatment, and disposal. At global scale, the MSW generation rates in Turkey are significantly related to unemployment rate and asphalt-paved roads ratio. Yet, significances of these variables may diminish at local scale for some provinces. At local scale, different factors may be important in affecting MSW generation rates.

Keser, Saniye [Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Duzgun, Sebnem [Department of Mining Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Department of Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Aksoy, Aysegul, E-mail: aaksoy@metu.edu.tr [Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

480

Design and characterization of a spatially distributed multibeam field emission x-ray source for stationary digital breast tomosynthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a limited angle computed tomography technique that can distinguish tumors from its overlying breast tissues and has potentials for detection of cancers at a smaller size and earlier stage. Current prototype DBT scanners are based on the regular full-field digital mammography systems and require partial isocentric motion of an x-ray tube over certain angular range to record the projection views. This prolongs the scanning time and, in turn, degrades the imaging quality due to motion blur. To mitigate the above limitations, the concept of a stationary DBT (s-DBT) scanner has been recently proposed based on the newly developed spatially distributed multibeam field emission x-ray (MBFEX) source technique using the carbon nanotube. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the performance of the 25-beam MBFEX source array that has been designed and fabricated for the s-DBT system. The s-DBT system records all the projection images by electronically activating the multiple x-ray beams from different viewing angles without any mechanical motion. The configuration of the MBFEX source is close to the published values from the Siemens Mammomat system. The key issues including the x-ray flux, focal spot size, spatial resolution, scanning time, beam-to-beam consistency, and reliability are evaluated using the standard procedures. In this article, the authors describe the design and performance of a distributed x-ray source array specifically designed for the s-DBT system. They evaluate the emission current, current variation, lifetime, and focal spot sizes of the source array. An emission current of up to 18 mA was obtained at 0.5x0.3 mm effective focal spot size. The experimentally measured focal spot sizes are comparable to that of a typical commercial mammography tube without motion blurring. Trade-off between the system spatial resolution, x-ray flux, and scanning time are also discussed. Projection images of a breast phantom were collected using the x-ray source array from 25 different viewing angles without motion. These preliminary results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed s-DBT scanner. The technology has the potential to increase the resolution and reduce the imaging time for DBT. With the present design of 25 views, they demonstrated experimentally the feasibility of achieving 11 s scanning time at full detector resolution with 0.5x0.3 mm source resolution without motion blur. The flexibility in configuration of the x-ray source array will also allow system designers to consider imaging geometries that are difficult to achieve with the conventional single-source rotating approach.

Qian Xin; Rajaram, Ramya; Calderon-Colon, Xiomara; Yang Guang; Phan, Tuyen; Lalush, David S.; Lu Jianping; Zhou, Otto [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Curriculum in Applied Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States) and Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27659 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States) and Curriculum in Applied Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Curriculum in Applied Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States) and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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U-265: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain  

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

5: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users 5: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain Information and Execute Arbitrary Code U-265: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain Information and Execute Arbitrary Code September 21, 2012 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain Information and Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: HP SiteScope v11.10, v11.11, v11.12 for Windows, Linux and Solaris ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in HP SiteScope. reference LINKS: HP Security Bulletin Document ID: c03489683 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027547 CVE-2012-3259 CVE-2012-3260 CVE-2012-3261 CVE-2012-3262 CVE-2012-3263 CVE-2012-3264 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A vulnerability was reported in HP SiteScope. A remote user can execute

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Validation and Comparison of Carbon Sequestration Project Cost Models with Project Cost Data Obtained from the Southwest Partnership  

SciTech Connect

Obtaining formal quotes and engineering conceptual designs for carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) sequestration sites and facilities is costly and time-consuming. Frequently, when looking at potential locations, managers, engineers and scientists are confronted with multiple options, but do not have the expertise or the information required to quickly obtain a general estimate of what the costs will be without employing an engineering firm. Several models for carbon compression, transport and/or injection have been published that are designed to aid in determining the cost of sequestration projects. A number of these models are used in this study, including models by J. Ogden, MIT's Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies Program Model, the Environmental Protection Agency and others. This report uses the information and data available from several projects either completed, in progress, or conceptualized by the Southwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership on Carbon Sequestration (SWP) to determine the best approach to estimate a project's cost. The data presented highlights calculated versus actual costs. This data is compared to the results obtained by applying several models for each of the individual projects with actual cost. It also offers methods to systematically apply the models to future projects of a similar scale. Last, the cost risks associated with a project of this scope are discussed, along with ways that have been and could be used to mitigate these risks.

Robert Lee; Reid Grigg; Brian McPherson

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

483

U-265: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain  

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

5: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users 5: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain Information and Execute Arbitrary Code U-265: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain Information and Execute Arbitrary Code September 21, 2012 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: HP SiteScope Bugs in SiteScope SOAP Feature Let Remote Users Obtain Information and Execute Arbitrary Code PLATFORM: HP SiteScope v11.10, v11.11, v11.12 for Windows, Linux and Solaris ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in HP SiteScope. reference LINKS: HP Security Bulletin Document ID: c03489683 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027547 CVE-2012-3259 CVE-2012-3260 CVE-2012-3261 CVE-2012-3262 CVE-2012-3263 CVE-2012-3264 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A vulnerability was reported in HP SiteScope. A remote user can execute

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SPATIAL VARIATIONS OF DUST ABUNDANCES ACROSS THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD  

SciTech Connect

Using the data obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE) legacy survey, we have studied the variations of the dust composition and abundance across the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Such variations are expected, as the explosive events which have lead to the formation of the many H I shells observed should have affected the dust properties. Using a model and comparing with a reference spectral energy distribution from our Galaxy, we deduce the relative abundance variations of small dust grains across the LMC. We examined the infrared color ratios as well as the relative abundances of very small grains (VSGs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) relative to the big grain abundance. Results show that each dust component could have different origins or evolution in the interstellar medium (ISM). The VSG abundance traces the star formation activity and could result from shattering of larger grains, whereas the PAH abundance increases around molecular clouds as well as in the stellar bar, where they could have been injected into the ISM during mass loss from old stars.

Paradis, Deborah; Reach, William T. [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Bernard, Jean-Philippe [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, CESR, 9 av. du Colonel Roche, F-31028 Toulouse cedex 9 (France); Block, Miwa; Engelbracht, Chad W.; Gordon, Karl [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Hora, Joseph L. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., MS-65, Cambridge, MA, 02138-1516 (United States); Indebetouw, Remy [7 National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 3818, Charlottesville, VA 22903-0818 (United States); Kawamura, Akiko [Nagoya University, Department of Astrophysics, Chikusa-Ku, Nagoya, 464-01 (Japan); Meade, Marilyn [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 475 N. Charter St., Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Meixner, Margaret; Sewilo, Marta [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Vijh, Uma P. [Ritter Astrophysical Research Center, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States); Volk, Kevin [Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center, 670 N. Aohuku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

485

More than Money: The Spatial Mismatch Between Where Homeowners of Color in Metro Boston Can Afford to Live and Where They Actually Reside Part I  

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More than Money: The Spatial Mismatch Between Whereattributable to more than money. We recommend several stepsproposals. More than Money: The Spatial Mismatch Between

Harris, David J.; McArdle, Nancy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Bay of Campeche oil spill: obtaining jurisdiction over Petroleos Mexicanos under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during the summer of 1979 affords the opportunity to consider application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) as a basis for US interests injured by transboundary pollution to obtain jurisdiction over a foreign stateowned polluter in this country's courts. The author first outlines the development of sovereign-immunity law in the United States prior to the enactment of the FSIA and describes the operation and effect of the 1976 legislation. He then considers the application of the FSIA to the facts of the suits filed against Pemex; he concludes that the plaintiffs should be able to obtain jurisdiction over Pemex in a US court. The availability of jurisdiction under the FSIA to injured parties in future transboundary pollution actions is in doubt, however, because of a reference in the legislative history of the FSIA to the District of Columbia's long-arm statute and the history of judicial caution in cases involving international disputes. Courts may interpret the reference to the District of Columbia statute to mean that a pollution injury alone will not be enough to warrant assumption of personal jurisdiction. Requiring the plaintiffs in the Pemex case and injured parties in future cases to demonstrate some additional contacts by a foreign defendant aside from the pollution injury itself would limit use of the FSIA as a basis for obtaining jurisdiction over the foreign polluter. Nevertheless, this Comment recommends that because of ambiguity in the portion of the legislative history that concerns the scope of personal jurisdiction under the FSIA and the considerable foreign policy implications of the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction, US courts should adopt this more-restrictive interpretation of the FSIA. 238 references.

Leventhal, F.D.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for converting and removing organosulfur and other oxidizable compounds from distillate fuels, and compositions obtained thereby  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present disclosure is directed to a multi-stage system and a process utilizing said system with the design of reducing the sulfur-content in a liquid comprising hydrocarbons and organosulfur compounds. The process comprising at least one of the following states: (1) an oxidation stage; (2) an extraction state; (3) a raffinate washing stage; (4) a raffinate polishing stage; (5) a solvent recovery stage; (6) a solvent purification stage; and (7) a hydrocarbon recovery stage. The process for removing sulfur-containing hydrocarbons from gas oil, which comprises oxidizing gas oil comprising hydrocarbons and organosulfur compounds to obtain a product gas oil.

D' Alessandro, Robert N. (Spanish Fort, AL); Tarabocchia, John (Parsippany, NJ); Jones, Jerald Andrew (Frankfurt am Main, DE); Bonde, Steven E. (West Richard, WA); Leininger, Stefan (Langenselbold, DE)

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary estimates of spatially distributed net infiltration and recharge for the Death Valley region, Nevada-California  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional ground-water flow model has been developed to evaluate the Death Valley regional flow system, which includes ground water beneath the Nevada Test Site. Estimates of spatially distributed net infiltration and recharge are needed to define upper boundary conditions. This study presents a preliminary application of a conceptual and numerical model of net infiltration. The model was developed in studies at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is located in the approximate center of the Death Valley ground-water flow system. The conceptual model describes the effects of precipitation, runoff, evapotranspiration, and redistribution of water in the shallow unsaturated zone on predicted rates of net infiltration; precipitation and soil depth are the two most significant variables. The conceptual model was tested using a preliminary numerical model based on energy- and water-balance calculations. Daily precipitation for 1980 through 1995, averaging 202 millimeters per year over the 39,556 square kilometers area of the ground-water flow model, was input to the numerical model to simulate net infiltration ranging from zero for a soil thickness greater than 6 meters to over 350 millimeters per year for thin soils at high elevations in the Spring Mountains overlying permeable bedrock. Estimated average net infiltration over the entire ground-water flow model domain is 7.8 millimeters per year. To evaluate the application of the net-infiltration model developed on a local scale at Yucca Mountain, to net-infiltration estimates representing the magnitude and distribution of recharge on a regional scale, the net-infiltration results were compared with recharge estimates obtained using empirical methods. Comparison of model results with previous estimates of basinwide recharge suggests that the net-infiltration estimates obtained using this model may overestimate recharge because of uncertainty in modeled precipitation, bedrock permeability, and soil properties for locations such as the Spring Mountains. Although this model is preliminary and uncalibrated, it provides a first approximation of the spatial distribution of net infiltration for the Death Valley region under current climatic conditions.

Hevesi, J.A.; Flint, A.L.; Flint, L.E.

2002-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

489

Fast Plasma Shutdowns Obtained With Massive Hydrogenic, Noble and Mixed-Gas Injection in DIII-D  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Massive gas injection (MGI) experiments with H{sub 2}, D{sub 2}, He, Ne and Ar and 'mixed' (H{sub 2} + Ar and D{sub 2} + Ne) gases injected into 'ITER-similar' 1.3-MA H-mode plasmas are described. Gas species, injected quantity Q, delivery time, t{sub inj}, rate-of-rise and intrinsic and added impurities are found to affect the attributes and 'disruption mitigation' efficacies of the resulting fast plasma shutdowns. With sufficient Q and t{sub inj} thermal energy and fast but benign current decays with reduced vacuum vessel vertical force impulse. With pure and mixed low-Z gases, free-electron densities up to 2 x 10{sup 21} m{sup -3} are obtained. While these densities are high relative to normal tokamak densities, they are still an order of magnitude smaller than the densities required for unconditional mitigation of the runaway electron avalanche process. Key information relevant to the design of effective MGI systems for larger tokamaks and ITER has been obtained and the collective species and Q-variation data provides a rich basis for validation of emerging 2D + t MHD/transport/radiation models.

Wesley, J; Hollmann, E; Jernigan, T; Van Zeeland, M; Baylor, L; Boedo, J; Combs, S; Evans, T; Groth, M; Humphreys, D; Hyatt, A; Izzo, V; James, A; Moyer, R; Parks, P; Rudakov, D; Strait, E; Wu, W; Yu, J

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

490

Fast Plasma Shutdowns Obtained With Massive Hydrogenic, Noble and Mixed-Gas Injection in DIII-D  

SciTech Connect

Massive gas injection (MGI) experiments with H{sub 2}, D{sub 2}, He, Ne and Ar and 'mixed' (H{sub 2} + Ar and D{sub 2} + Ne) gases injected into 'ITER-similar' 1.3-MA H-mode plasmas are described. Gas species, injected quantity Q, delivery time, t{sub inj}, rate-of-rise and intrinsic and added impurities are found to affect the attributes and 'disruption mitigation' efficacies of the resulting fast plasma shutdowns. With sufficient Q and t{sub inj} < {approx}2 ms, all species provide fast (within {le} {approx}3 ms), more-or-less uniform radiative dissipation of the 0.7-MJ plasma thermal energy and fast but benign current decays with reduced vacuum vessel vertical force impulse. With pure and mixed low-Z gases, free-electron densities up to 2 x 10{sup 21} m{sup -3} are obtained. While these densities are high relative to normal tokamak densities, they are still an order of magnitude smaller than the densities required for unconditional mitigation of the runaway electron avalanche process. Key information relevant to the design of effective MGI systems for larger tokamaks and ITER has been obtained and the collective species and Q-variation data provides a rich basis for validation of emerging 2D + t MHD/transport/radiation models.

Wesley, J; Hollmann, E; Jernigan, T; Van Zeeland, M; Baylor, L; Boedo, J; Combs, S; Evans, T; Groth, M; Humphreys, D; Hyatt, A; Izzo, V; James, A; Moyer, R; Parks, P; Rudakov, D; Strait, E; Wu, W; Yu, J

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z