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  1. Tall building collapse mechanisms initiated by fire 

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    Usmani, Asif; Roben, Charlotte; Johnston, Louise; Flint, Graeme

    This paper introduces the hypothesis of two possible failure mechanisms for tall buildings in multiple floor fires. This paper extends the previous work done on the WTC towers by investigating more "generic" tall building frames made of standard...

  2. Scientific American: "Tall Trees Sucked Dry by Global Warming...

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    Scientific American: "Tall Trees Sucked Dry by Global Warming" June 7, 2015 Scientific American: "Tall Trees Sucked Dry by Global Warming" A well-known scientific principle...

  3. Scientific American: "Tall Trees Sucked Dry by Global Warming...

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    Dry by Global Warming" Scientific American: "Tall Trees Sucked Dry by Global Warming" Climate change will challenge tall trees like California's redwoods. June 7, 2015...

  4. Internal tide generation by tall ocean ridges

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    Echeverri Mondragón, Paula

    2009-01-01

    Internal tides are internal waves of tidal period generated by tidal currents flowing over submarine topography. Tall ridges that are nominally two-dimensional (2-D) are sites of particularly strong generation. The subsequent ...

  5. Apparatus for obstacle traversion

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    Borenstein, Johann

    2004-08-10

    An apparatus for traversing obstacles having an elongated, round, flexible body that includes a plurality of drive track assemblies. The plurality of drive track assemblies cooperate to provide forward propulsion wherever a propulsion member is in contact with any feature of the environment, regardless of how many or which ones of the plurality of drive track assemblies make contact with such environmental feature.

  6. Dynamic interrelationship between technology and architecture in tall buildings

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    Moon, Kyoung-Sun

    2005-01-01

    The interrelationship between the technology and architecture of tall buildings is investigated from the emergence of tall buildings in the late 19th century to the present. Through the historical research, a filtering ...

  7. Tall Corn Ethanol LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing CapacityVectren)ModelTalbotts Ltd Jump to: navigation, searchTall Corn

  8. Obstacle-avoiding navigation system

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

    1991-01-01

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

  9. The nearby supernova factory

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    Wood-Vasey, W.M.; Aldering, G.; Lee, B.C.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Perlmutter, S.; Siegrist, J.; Wang, L.; Antilogus, P.; Astier, P.; Hardin, D.; Pain, R.; Copin, Y.; Smadja, G.; Gangler, E.; Castera, A.; Adam, G.; Bacon, R.; Lemonnier, J.-P.; Pecontal, A.; Pecontal, E.; Kessler, R.

    2004-01-23

    The Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory) is an ambitious project to find and study in detail approximately 300 nearby Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) at redshifts 0.03 < z < 0.08. This program will provide an exceptional data set of well-studied SNe in the nearby smooth Hubble flow that can be used as calibration for the current and future programs designed to use SNe to measure the cosmological parameters. The first key ingredient for this program is a reliable supply of Hubble-flow SNe systematically discovered in unprecedented numbers using the same techniques as those used in distant SNe searches. In 2002, 35 SNe were found using our test-bed pipeline for automated SN search and discovery. The pipeline uses images from the asteroid search conducted by the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking group at JPL. Improvements in our subtraction techniques and analysis have allowed us to increase our effective SN discovery rate to {approx}12 SNe/month in 2003.

  10. Schematic design of distributed mass damping systems for tall buildings

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    Silbiger, Jason Stahl

    2014-01-01

    As new high-rises grow taller and more slender, the design of tall buildings becomes heavily constrained by the control of lateral displacements and accelerations due to dynamic excitations. This has led to the development ...

  11. Chemical composition of biomass from tall perennial tropical grasses

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    Prine, G.M.; Stricker, J.A.; Anderson, D.L.

    1995-11-01

    The tall perennial tropical grasses, elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.), sugarcane and energycane (Saccharum sp.) and erianthus (Erianthus arundenaceum (Retz) Jesw.) have given very high oven dry biomass yields in Florida and the warm Lower South USA. No good complete analyses of the chemical composition of these grasses for planning potential energy use was available. We sampled treatments of several tall grass demonstrations and experiments containing high-biomass yielding genotypes of the above tall grass crops at several locations in Florida over the two growing seasons, 1992 and 1993. These samples were analyzed for crude protein, NDF, ADF, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and IVDMD or IVOMD. The analysis for the above constituents are reported, along with biomass yields where available, for the tall grass accessions in the various demonstrations and experiments. Particular attention is given to values obtained from the high-yielding tall grasses grown on phosphatic clays in Polk County, FL, the area targeted by a NREL grant to help commercialize bioenergy use from these crops.

  12. Analysis of the structural response of tall buildings under multifloor and travelling fires 

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    Kotsovinos, Panagiotis

    2013-07-01

    The last decades have seen a surge in the construction of tall buildings all over the world. Due to their, often, innovative and complex layouts, tall buildings can pose unique challenges to architects and engineers. ...

  13. Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Final Report

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    Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings Final Report Prepared by: Robert Gerard and David Barber Arup North America Ltd San Francisco, CA Armin Wolski San Francisco, CA © December 2013 Fire Protection Research Foundation THE FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION ONE BATTERYMARCH PARK QUINCY

  14. Process for tertiary oil recovery using tall oil pitch

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    Radke, C.J.

    1983-07-25

    A process and compositions for enhancing the recovery of acid crudes are disclosed. The process involves injecting caustic solutions into the reservoir to maintain a pH of 11 to 13. The fluid contains an effective amount of multivalent cation for inhibiting alkaline silica dissolution with the reservoir. A tall oil pitch soap is added as a polymeric mobility control agent. (DMC)

  15. How tall is the White Ash tree? White Ash tree

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    Ashline, George

    How tall is the White Ash tree? White Ash tree Sapling Activity Tree location Try this: · Measure the length of the White Ash's shadow on a nice sunny day. Place the end of your measuring tape at the base of the shadow. Record the length on your paper. · Next measure your shadow. Stand next to the White Ash and have

  16. Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of

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    Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources Prepared-FC-06NT42847 Task 3. Deliverable #2 ­ Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources By Carl Freedman, representing the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum And Hawaii Natural Energy

  17. A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation...

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    A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation Citation Details In-Document Search Title: A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation...

  18. Prolongation technologies for campaign life of tall oven

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    Doko, Yoshiji; Saji, Takafumi; Kitayama, Yoshiteru; Yoshida, Shuhei [Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Kashima, Ibaraki (Japan). Kashima Steel Works

    1997-12-31

    In Kashima Steel Works, 25-year-old 7-meter-high coke ovens have damage on their walls. However, by using new methods of internal in-situ investigation, ceramic welding for the extended central and upper portions of coke ovens has prolonged the campaign life for over 40 years without large-scale hot repair. In this paper, introduction of these new methods, its application in Kashima and the policy of repairing the tall coke oven are reported.

  19. Process for tertiary oil recovery using tall oil pitch

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    Radke, Clayton J. (El Cerrito, CA)

    1985-01-01

    Compositions and process employing same for enhancing the recovery of residual acid crudes, particularly heavy crudes, by injecting a composition comprising caustic in an amount sufficient to maintain a pH of at least about 11, preferably at least about 13, and a small but effective amount of a multivalent cation for inhibiting alkaline silica dissolution with the reservoir. Preferably a tall oil pitch soap is included and particularly for the heavy crudes a polymeric mobility control agent.

  20. PARABOLIC OBSTACLE PROBLEMS APPLIED TO FINANCE A ...

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    2006-03-07

    1. Introduction. 1.1. Background. The parabolic obstacle problem refers to finding the smallest supper-solution (for a .... Then given 0 1, we say that a function f on ? ? Rn × R is parabolically ...... MR MR2052937 (2005d:35276). [

  1. Atmospheric Stability Impacts on Power Curves of Tall Wind Turbines - An Analysis of a West Coast North American Wind Farm

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    Wharton, S; Lundquist, J K

    2010-02-22

    Tall wind turbines, with hub heights at 80 m or above, can extract large amounts of energy from the atmosphere because they are likely to encounter higher wind speeds, but they face challenges given the complex nature of wind flow and turbulence at these heights in the boundary layer. Depending on whether the boundary layer is stable, neutral, or convective, the mean wind speed, direction, and turbulence properties may vary greatly across the tall turbine swept area (40 to 120 m AGL). This variability can cause tall turbines to produce difference amounts of power during time periods with identical hub height wind speeds. Using meteorological and power generation data from a West Coast North American wind farm over a one-year period, our study synthesizes standard wind park observations, such as wind speed from turbine nacelles and sparse meteorological tower observations, with high-resolution profiles of wind speed and turbulence from a remote sensing platform, to quantify the impact of atmospheric stability on power output. We first compare approaches to defining atmospheric stability. The standard, limited, wind farm operations enable the calculation only of a wind shear exponent ({alpha}) or turbulence intensity (I{sub U}) from cup anemometers, while the presence at this wind farm of a SODAR enables the direct observation of turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) throughout the turbine rotor disk. Additionally, a nearby research meteorological station provided observations of the Obukhov length, L, a direct measure of atmospheric stability. In general, the stability parameters {alpha}, I{sub U}, and TKE are in high agreement with the more physically-robust L, with TKE exhibiting the best agreement with L. Using these metrics, data periods are segregated by stability class to investigate power performance dependencies. Power output at this wind farm is highly correlated with atmospheric stability during the spring and summer months, while atmospheric stability exerts little impact on power output during the winter and autumn periods. During the spring and summer seasons, power output for a given wind speed was significantly higher during stable conditions and significantly lower during strongly convective conditions: power output differences approached 20% between stable and convective regimes. The dependency of stability on power output was apparent only when both turbulence and the shape of the wind speed profile were considered. Turbulence is one of the mechanisms by which atmospheric stability affects a turbine's power curve at this particular site, and measurements of turbulence can yield actionable insights into wind turbine behavior.

  2. Nuclear Activity in Nearby Galaxies

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    Luis C. Ho

    2008-03-15

    A significant fraction of nearby galaxies show evidence of weak nuclear activity unrelated to normal stellar processes. Recent high-resolution, multiwavelength observations indicate that the bulk of this activity derives from black hole accretion with a wide range of accretion rates. The low accretion rates that typify most low-luminosity active galactic nuclei induce significant modifications to their central engine. The broad-line region and obscuring torus disappear in some of the faintest sources, and the optically thick accretion disk transforms into a three-component structure consisting of an inner radiatively inefficient accretion flow, a truncated outer thin disk, and a jet or outflow. The local census of nuclear activity supports the notion that most, perhaps all, bulges host a central supermassive black hole, although the existence of active nuclei in at least some late-type galaxies suggests that a classical bulge is not a prerequisite to seed a nuclear black hole.

  3. Calculation of unsteady turbulent flow around obstacles using the large eddy simulation turbulence model 

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    Helton, Donald McLean

    2002-01-01

    to the channel centerline. Furthermore, substantial interaction between the obstacle and the wall was noted, both near the obstacle and further downstream. The boundary layer downstream of the obstacle was dramatically affected by the obstacle's presence...

  4. The role of the aerodynamic modifications of the shapes of tall buildings

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    Lee, Jooeun, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    With the advances in technology, recent tall building design has undergone a shift to the free-style geometric forms in the exuberant and liberal atmosphere. As a height of the building increases, it is more susceptible ...

  5. Collapse scenarios of WTC 1 & 2 with extension to generic tall buildings 

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    Usmani, Asif; Flint, Graeme; Jowsey, Allan; Roben, Charlotte; Torero, Jose L

    This paper presents a summary of the author’s investigation into the collapse of tall buildings. A large number of computational analyses have been carried out at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) over the last 4 years ...

  6. Tall buildings in Asia : a critique on the high-rise building in Colombo, Shri Lanka

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    Pieris, Anoma D. (Anoma Darshani)

    1993-01-01

    The recent generation of tall buildings in Asia have been appropriated from the West with little adaptation. With no understanding of the forces that have generated this building form, Asia embraces the high-rise as an ...

  7. Forty-Six-Foot Tall Needle Sculpture Rises Over Arts Quad > EMC2...

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    A 46-foot tall blue, needle-shaped sculpture. The structure - tilted "A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir" - is part of Cornell's Council for the Arts'...

  8. FLUX MEASUREMENTS FROM A TALL TOWER IN A COMPLEX LANDSCAPE

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    Kurzeja, R.; Weber, A.; Chiswell, S.; Parker, M.

    2010-07-22

    The accuracy and representativeness of flux measurements from a tall tower in a complex landscape was assessed by examining the vertical and sector variability of the ratio of wind speed to momentum flux and the ratio of vertical advective to eddy flux of heat. The 30-60 m ratios were consistent with theoretical predictions which indicate well mixed flux footprints. Some variation with sector was observed that were consistent with upstream roughness. Vertical advection was negligible compared with vertical flux except for a few sectors at night. This implies minor influence from internal boundary layers. Flux accuracy is a function of sector and stability but 30-60 m fluxes were found to be generally representative of the surrounding landscape. This paper will study flux data from a 300 m tower, with 4 levels of instruments, in a complex landscape. The surrounding landscape will be characterized in terms of the variation in the ratio of mean wind speed to momentum flux as a function of height and wind direction. The importance of local advection will be assessed by comparing vertical advection with eddy fluxes for momentum and heat.

  9. The Nearby Supernova Factory: Toward A High-Precision Spectro...

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    Conference: The Nearby Supernova Factory: Toward A High-Precision Spectro-Photometry Citation Details In-Document Search Title: The Nearby Supernova Factory: Toward A...

  10. Obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system

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

    2006-12-12

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

  11. Obstacle Avoidance and a Perturbation Sensitivity Model for Motor Planning

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    Sabes, Philip

    Obstacle Avoidance and a Perturbation Sensitivity Model for Motor Planning Philip N. Sabes, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 A novel obstacle avoidance paradigm was used to investigate the planning of human reaching movements. We explored whether the CNS plans arm movements based entirely on the visual

  12. Leucaena and tall grasses as energy crops in humid lower south USA

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    Prine, G.M.; Woodard, K.R.; Cunilio, T.V.

    1994-12-31

    The tropical leguminous shrub/tree, leucaena (Leucaena spp. mainly leucocephala), and perennial tropical tall grasses such as elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum), sugarcane, and energycane (Saccharum spp.) are well adapted to the long growing seasons and high rainfall of the humid lower South. In much of the area the topgrowth is killed by frost during winter and plants regenerate from underground parts in spring. Selected accessions from a duplicated 373 accession leucaena nursery had an average annual woody stem dry matter production of 31.4 Mg ha{sup -1}. Average oven dry stem wood yields from selected accessions adjusted for environmental enrichment over the 4 growth seasons were 78.9 Mg ha{sup -1} total and average annual yield of 19.7 Mg ha{sup -1}. The tall perennial grasses have linear growth rates of 18 to 27 g m{sup 2}d{sup -1} for long periods (140 to 196 d and sometimes longer) each season. Oven dry biomass yields of tall grasses have varied from 20 to 45 Mg ha{sup -1} in mild temperature locations to over 60 Mg ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} in warm subtropics of the lower Florida peninsula. Tall grasses and leucaena, once established, may persist for many seasons. A map showing the possible range of the crops in lower South is shown. Highest biomass yields of tall grasses have been produced when irrigated with sewage effluent or when grown on phosphatic clay and muck soils of south Florida. Several companies are considering using leucaena and/or tall grasses for bioenergy in the phosphatic mining area of Polk County, Florida.

  13. LEARNING DESIGN RULES FOR WIND BRACINGS IN TALL Tomasz Arciszewski1, Associate Member ASCE, Eric Bloedorn2

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    study of learning design rules for wind bracings in tall buildings. Design rules are generated1 LEARNING DESIGN RULES FOR WIND BRACINGS IN TALL BUILDINGS Tomasz Arciszewski1, Associate Member for and generating problem-relevant attributes beyond those originally provided. The decision rules generated

  14. Pedestrian flows in bounded domains with obstacles

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    Benedetto Piccoli; Andrea Tosin

    2008-12-23

    In this paper we systematically apply the mathematical structures by time-evolving measures developed in a previous work to the macroscopic modeling of pedestrian flows. We propose a discrete-time Eulerian model, in which the space occupancy by pedestrians is described via a sequence of Radon positive measures generated by a push-forward recursive relation. We assume that two fundamental aspects of pedestrian behavior rule the dynamics of the system: On the one hand, the will to reach specific targets, which determines the main direction of motion of the walkers; on the other hand, the tendency to avoid crowding, which introduces interactions among the individuals. The resulting model is able to reproduce several experimental evidences of pedestrian flows pointed out in the specialized literature, being at the same time much easier to handle, from both the analytical and the numerical point of view, than other models relying on nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws. This makes it suitable to address two-dimensional applications of practical interest, chiefly the motion of pedestrians in complex domains scattered with obstacles.

  15. Internal hydraulic jumps and overturning generated by tidal flow over a tall steep ridge

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    Klymak, Jody M.

    that tidal energy is both converted into internal waves, which radiate away from the topography, and used of tidal mixing for global climate models, the physical processes governing the transfer of energy fromInternal hydraulic jumps and overturning generated by tidal flow over a tall steep ridge Sonya Legg

  16. Aerodynamic Loads on Tall Buildings: Interactive Database Yin Zhou. M.ASCE1

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    for possible inclusion as a design guide in the next generation of codes and standards. DOI: 10.1061/ ASCE 0733 tools in commercial design practice. However, considering the cost and lead time needed for wind tunnel.M.ASCE2 ; and Ahsan Kareem, M.ASCE3 Abstract: Under the action of wind, tall buildings oscillate

  17. Full-Scale Performance Evaluation of Tall Buildings Under Tracy Kijewski-Correaa

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    zone effects in finite-element modeling of wind-sensitive structures. KEYWORDS: Dynamic Responses, Wind, the establishment of rooftop anemometry and a means to relate surface winds to gradient winds within the urban zoneFull-Scale Performance Evaluation of Tall Buildings Under Winds Tracy Kijewski-Correaa , J. David

  18. Seismic Intensity Estimation of Tall Buildings in Earthquake Early Warning System

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    Greer, Julia R.

    prediction equation (GMPE) that predicts response spectral amplitude from knowledge of earthquake magnitudeSeismic Intensity Estimation of Tall Buildings in Earthquake Early Warning System M. H. Cheng & T. W. Graves U.S. Geological Survey, USA SUMMARY: In California, United States, an earthquake early

  19. An obstacle-based probabilistic roadmap method for path planning 

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    Wu, Yan

    1996-01-01

    This thesis presents a new obstacle-based probabilistic roadmap method for motion planning for many degree of freedom robots that can be used to obtain high quality roadmaps even when the robot's configuration space is crowded. The main novelty...

  20. Requirements Engineering and Technology Transfer: Obstacles, Incentives and Improvement Agenda

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    Leite, Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado

    Requirements Engineering and Technology Transfer: Obstacles, Incentives and Improvement Agenda technology transfer. In addition, major incentives for using RE methods are discussed, along with ideas engineering; Technology transfer 1. Introduction In a 1993 evaluation of requirements engineering (RE

  1. Obstacles to global CO? trading : a familiar problem

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    Ellerman, A. Denny.

    There are many obstacles to the development of an international CO? emissions trading system, but the biggest is a feature that is often assumed: the existence of a single national system. Once a national system is in ...

  2. Orbital masses of nearby luminous galaxies

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    Karachentsev, Igor D.; Kudrya, Yuri N. E-mail: yukudrya@gmail.com

    2014-09-01

    We use observational properties of galaxies accumulated in the Updated Nearby Galaxy Catalog to derive a dark matter mass of luminous galaxies via motions of their companions. The data on orbital-to-stellar mass ratio are presented for 15 luminous galaxies situated within 11 Mpc from us: the Milky Way, M31, M81, NGC 5128, IC342, NGC 253, NGC 4736, NGC 5236, NGC 6946, M101, NGC 4258, NGC 4594, NGC 3115, NGC 3627, and NGC 3368, as well as for a composite suite around other nearby galaxies of moderate and low luminosity. The typical ratio for these galaxies is M {sub orb}/M {sub *} = 31, corresponding to the mean local density of matter ? {sub m} = 0.09, i.e., one-third of the global cosmic density. This quantity seems to be rather an upper limit of dark matter density, since the peripheric population of the suites may suffer from the presence of fictitious unbound members. We note that the Milky Way and M31 halos have lower dimensions and lower stellar masses than those of the other 13 nearby luminous galaxies. However, the dark-to-stellar mass ratio for both the Milky Way and M31 is typical for other neighboring luminous galaxies. The distortion in the Hubble flow, observed around the Local Group and five other neighboring groups, yields their total masses within the radius of a zero velocity surface, R {sub 0}; these masses are slightly lower than the orbital and virial values. This difference may be due to the effect of dark energy producing a kind of 'mass defect' within R {sub 0}.

  3. A contribution to urbanism--the tall building as a multi-dimensional framework for additive growth and change

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    Nelson, David J. (David Jeffrey)

    1987-01-01

    Skyscrapers do not destroy cities; they make them look different and they make the urban space more crowded, but they have not yet put an end to the urban environment. Many of the problems with the early tall buildings ...

  4. Decrements in Children's Responses to Big and Tall: A Reconsideration of the Potential Cognitive and Semantic Causes

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    Gathercole, V. C. Mueller

    1980-01-01

    The potential causes of decrements in children's understanding of big and tall (Maratsos, 1973, 1974) are reconsidered. Five hypotheses are examined in detail. Two of them, the strong cognitive hypothesis and the strong semantic hypothesis, offer...

  5. Managing stormwater in Watertown, MA : overcoming obstacles to change

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    Chai, Shutsu K. (Shutsu Kindness)

    2009-01-01

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

  6. On Provably Safe Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Robotic Ground Vehicles

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    Platzer, André

    and mov- ing obstacles: (i) passive safety, which ensures that no collisions can happen while the robot moves, and (ii) the stronger passive friendly safety in which the robot further maintains sufficient as consumer products--such as autonomous household appliances [7] or driverless cars on regular Califor- nian

  7. Mobile Robot Obstacle Avoidance Via Depth From Focus

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    Tomasi, Carlo

    they are active devices that send ultrasounds into the environment. In- frared devices and laser range nders share Abstract A critical challenge in the creation of autonomous mobile robots is the reliable detection static and moving obstacles in its path. This essential task often relies on sonars to provide distance

  8. Magnetic Wall Climbing Robot for Thin Surfaces with Specific Obstacles

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Magnetic Wall Climbing Robot for Thin Surfaces with Specific Obstacles W. Fischer¹, F. Tâche high magnetic forces The main optimization criterion for this robot was to design it as light@ethz.ch Summary. This paper describes a novel solution to a mobile climbing robot on mag- netic wheels, designed

  9. TOWARDS MULTIMODAL OMNIDIRECTIONAL OBSTACLE DETECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

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    Behnke, Sven

    TOWARDS MULTIMODAL OMNIDIRECTIONAL OBSTACLE DETECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES Dirk of concept. 1 INTRODUCTION AND RELATED WORK Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are particularly useful in ap mapping of inaccessible areas and objects, we aim at de- veloping an unmanned aerial vehicle that is able

  10. Local Terrain Mapping for Obstacle Avoidance using Monocular Vision

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    Langelaan, Jack W.

    a potential field obstacle avoidance routine are presented. Introduction Currently, many unmanned aerial Vehicles Specialist's Forum 1 #12;2 MARLOW AHS UNMANNED VEHICLES SPECIALIST'S FORUM all classes of unmanned unmanned rotorcraft through an unsurveyed envi- ronment consisting of forest and urban canyons. Optical

  11. Monotonicity formulas and the singular set in the thin obstacle problem

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    Nicola Garofalo, Arshak Petrosyan

    2011-11-13

    Garofalo, Petrosyan (Purdue). Monotonicity formulas and the singular set. University of Chicago. /. Page 71. Historical development: classical obstacle problem.

  12. The Discovery of a Nearby M Dwarf

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    Ohad Shemmer; Shai Kaspi

    1998-11-12

    We report the discovery of a nearby M dwarf star, found accidentally while observing the old nova DN Gem at the Wise Observatory. The star is designated 1200-05296925 in the PMM USNO-A1.0 catalogue and its coordinates, calculated for 1997 November 27 are: RA=6 55 05.13 Dec = +32 09 54.1 (Equinox J2000, Epoch J1997.90). Astrometric measurements for the star yielded a yearly proper motion rate of 0.155$\\pm$0.002 arcseconds in right ascension and negligible yearly proper motion rate in declination. The apparent V magnitude of the star was measured as m_V=13.87$\\pm$0.16 mag and spectral identification yielded a spectral type of M3.5Ve$\\pm$0.5 subclasses. Using relations between spectral type and absolute V magnitude in M dwarfs, we arrive at an absolute magnitude of M_V=12.3^{+1.2}_{-1.1} mag, which corresponds to a distance of 21^{+15}_{-10} pc.

  13. KinSpace: Passive Obstacle Detection via Kinect Chris Greenwood1

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    Stankovic, John A.

    to household objects left in open spaces. We present KinSpace, a passive obstacle detection system for the homeKinSpace: Passive Obstacle Detection via Kinect Chris Greenwood1 , Shahriar Nirjon1 , JohnSpace: Passive Obstacle Detection via Kinect This gives clear motivation for the development of a system

  14. Linear "ship waves" generated in stationary flow of a Bose-Einstein condensate past an obstacle

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    Linear "ship waves" generated in stationary flow of a Bose-Einstein condensate past an obstacle Yu-Einstein condensate past an obstacle. It is shown that these "ship waves" are generated outside the Mach cone]). At last, the sta- tionary waves generated by supersonic flow of BEC past obstacles have been recently

  15. Fast Trajectory Planning for Multiple Site Surveillance through Moving Obstacles and Wind

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    Qu, Rong

    Fast Trajectory Planning for Multiple Site Surveillance through Moving Obstacles and Wind Michaël-ordered set of strategic sites, often in presence of obstacles and wind. In this paper, we present, possibly in presence of obstacles and wind. Most of the existing planners can solve a part of this problem

  16. Overview of the nearby supernova factory

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    Aldering, Greg; Adam, Gilles; Antilogus, Pierre; Astier, Pierre; Bacon, Roland; Bongard, S.; Bonnaud, C.; Copin, Yannick; Hardin, D.; Howell, D. Andy; Lemmonnier, Jean-Pierre; Levy, J.-M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, Peter; Pain, Reynald; Pecontal, Arlette; Pecontal, Emmanuel; Perlmutter, Saul; Quimby, Robert; Schahmaneche, Kyan; Smadja, Gerard; Wood-Vasey, W. Michael

    2002-07-29

    The Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory) is an international experiment designed to lay the foundation for the next generation of cosmology experiments (such as CFHTLS, wP, SNAP and LSST) which will measure the expansion history of the Universe using Type Ia supernovae. The SNfactory will discover and obtain frequent lightcurve spectrophotometry covering 3200-10000 {angstrom} for roughly 300 Type Ia supernovae at the low-redshift end of the smooth Hubble flow. The quantity, quality, breadth of galactic environments, and homogeneous nature of the SNfactory dataset will make it the premier source of calibration for the Type Ia supernova width-brightness relation and the intrinsic supernova colors used for K-correction and correction for extinction by host-galaxy dust. This dataset will also allow an extensive investigation of additional parameters which possibly influence the quality of Type Ia supernovae as cosmological probes. The SNfactory search capabilities and follow-up instrumentation include wide-field CCD imagers on two 1.2-m telescopes (via collaboration with the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking team at JPL and the QUEST team at Yale), and a two-channel integral-field-unit optical spectrograph/imager being fabricated for the University of Hawaii 2.2-m telescope. In addition to ground-based follow-up, UV spectra for a subsample of these supernovae will be obtained with HST. The pipeline to obtain, transfer via wireless and standard internet, and automatically process the search images is in operation. Software and hardware development is now underway to enable the execution of follow-up spectroscopy of supernova candidates at the Hawaii 2.2-m telescope via automated remote control of the telescope and the IFU spectrograph/imager.

  17. The Photometric Properties of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae

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    Ganeshalingam, Mohan

    2012-01-01

    The Rise-Time Distribution of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae 3.1Highlight: The Physics of Supernovae, ed. W. Hillebrandt &1.1 Supernovae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1

  18. Constraints on Carbon Monoxide Emissions Based on Tall Tower Measurements in the U.S. Upper Midwest

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    Minnesota, University of

    Constraints on Carbon Monoxide Emissions Based on Tall Tower Measurements in the U.S. Upper Midwest-up emission estimates in response to top-down constraints. 1. INTRODUCTION Carbon monoxide (CO) is a precursor is emitted during the combustion of biomass and fossil fuel and produced photochemically from the oxidation

  19. Seasonal development of ozone-induced foliar injury on tall milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    Neufeld, Howard S.

    Seasonal development of ozone-induced foliar injury on tall milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) in Great by symptoms of foliar ozone injury. Abstract The goals of this study were to document the development of ozone-induced foliar injury, on a leaf-by-leaf basis, and to develop ozone exposure relationships for leaf cohorts

  20. Experimental study of flame propagation in semiconfined geometries with obstacles

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

    1982-02-08

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

  1. Kinematic segregation of nearby disk stars from the Hipparcos database

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    R. E. de Souza; R. Teixeira

    2007-04-25

    To better understand our Galaxy, we investigate the pertinency of describing the sys tem of nearby disk stars in terms of a two-components Schwarzschild velocity distributio n.Using the proper motion and parallax information of Hipparcos database, we determine t he parameters characterizing the local stellar velocity field of a sample of 22000 disk stars. The sample we use is essentially the same as the one described by the criteria ad opted to study the LSR and the stream motion of the nearby stellar population

  2. A high rise multi-use building for Boston : an investigation into the nature and organization of public space in a tall building

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    Weiner, David Jay

    1984-01-01

    This thesis is essentially a study of how to organize public space vertically in a tall building. In most cases, high rise buildings tend to be organized in one of two ways, either centrally, with the core elements in the ...

  3. Motions of galaxies in the nearby universe with 2MASS

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    Crook, Aidan Christopher

    2009-01-01

    I present the first model of a flow-field in the nearby Universe (cz < 12, 000 km s-') constructed from groups of galaxies identified in an all-sky flux-limited survey. The Two Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey (2MRS), upon ...

  4. Spectroscopic Studies of Nearby Cool Stars: The DUNES Sample

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    Complutense de Madrid, Universidad

    Spectroscopic Studies of Nearby Cool Stars: The DUNES Sample J. Maldonado , R. M. Martínez of our sample will be observed by DUNES, a Herschel OTKP aiming at detecting and studying cold, faint of the kinematics of the DUNES sample. Keywords: stars, fundamental parameters, kinematic, age PACS: 97.10.-q 97

  5. HUBBLE RESIDUALS OF NEARBY TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE ARE CORRELATED...

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    and HigherZ SNe with 30 nearby SNe whose host masses are less than 10sup 10.8 M sub sun in a cosmology fit yields 1 + w 0.22sup +0.152 sub -0.108, more while a...

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

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    Julian Weichsel; Ulrich S. Schwarz

    2013-04-13

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

  7. A priori estimates for high frequency scattering by obstacles of arbitrary shape

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    Evgeny Lakshtanov; Boris Vainberg

    2012-04-03

    High frequency estimates for the Dirichlet-to-Neumann and Neumann-to-Dirichlet operators are obtained for the Helmholtz equation in the exterior of bounded obstacles. These a priori estimates are used to study the scattering of plane waves by an arbitrary bounded obstacle and to prove that the total cross section of the scattered wave does not exceed four geometrical cross sections of the obstacle in the limit as the wave number $k\\to \\infty$. This bound of the total cross section is sharp.

  8. Hubble Residuals of Nearby SN Ia Are Correlated with Host Galaxy...

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    Journal Article: Hubble Residuals of Nearby SN Ia Are Correlated with Host Galaxy Masses Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Hubble Residuals of Nearby SN Ia Are Correlated...

  9. Lyapunov indices with two nearby trajectories in a curved spacetime

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    Xin Wu; Tian-Yi Huang; Hong Zhang

    2010-06-28

    We compare three methods for computing invariant Lyapunov exponents (LEs) in general relativity. They involve the geodesic deviation vector technique (M1), the two-nearby-orbits method with projection operations and with coordinate time as an independent variable (M2), and the two-nearby-orbits method without projection operations and with proper time as an independent variable (M3). An analysis indicates that M1 and M3 do not need any projection operation. In general, the values of LEs from the three methods are almost the same. As an advantage, M3 is simpler to use than M2. In addition, we propose to construct the invariant fast Lyapunov indictor (FLI) with two-nearby-trajectories and give its algorithm in order to quickly distinguish chaos from order. Taking a static axisymmetric spacetime as a physical model, we apply the invariant FLIs to explore the global dynamics of phase space of the system where regions of chaos and order are clearlyidentified.

  10. Lyapunov indices with two nearby trajectories in a curved spacetime

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    Wu, X. [Department of Physics, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330047 (China); Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Huang, T.-Y.; Zhang, H. [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2006-10-15

    We compare three methods for computing invariant Lyapunov exponents (LEs) in general relativity. These methods involve the geodesic deviation vector technique (M1), the two-nearby-orbits method with projection operations and with coordinate time as the independant variable (M2), and the two-nearby-orbits method without projection operations and with proper time as the independent variable (M3). An analysis indicates that M1 and M3 do not need any projection operation. In general, the values of LEs from the three methods are almost the same. However, M2 fails for some specific cases. As a result, M3 is the most preferable to calculate LEs in most cases. In addition, we propose to construct the invariant fast Lyapunov indictor (FLI) with two-nearby-trajectories and give its algorithm in order to quickly distinguish chaos from order. Taking a static axisymmetric spacetime as a physical model, we apply different algorithms of the FLI to explore the global dynamics of phase space of the system where regions of chaos and order are clearly identified.

  11. Damage to nearby divertor components of ITER-like devices during giant ELMs and disruptions

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    Harilal, S. S.

    Damage to nearby divertor components of ITER-like devices during giant ELMs and disruptions. Fusion 50 (2010) 115004 (7pp) doi:10.1088/0029-5515/50/11/115004 Damage to nearby divertor components. The simulation results of the integrated modelling indicate a significant potential damage of the divertor nearby

  12. Fast Computation of Robot-Obstacle Interactions in Nonholonomic Trajectory Deformation

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    Lamiraux, Florent

    towing a trailer. light dots are obstacles detected by a laser scanner. The robot is at the beginning. The approach is very generic and has been successfully applied to complex truck-trailer systems [7]. The method

  13. Sensor integration for implementation of obstacle avoidance in an autonomous helicopter system 

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    Mentzer, Christopher Isaac

    2006-08-16

    This thesis describes the development of the Texas A&M University Autonomous Helicopter System and the integration of obstacle avoidance capabilities into that system. The helicopter system, composed of a Bergen Observer helicopter and a Rotomotion...

  14. Bat-like Mobile Robot for Tracking a Moving Obstacle Billur Barshan and Roman Kuc

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    Barshan, Billur

    Bat-like Mobile Robot for Tracking a Moving Obstacle Billur Barshan and Roman Kuc Yale Uthversity the prey. Strategies employing either qualitative (prey is to the left or right) or quantitative (range

  15. Obstacle detection in a greenhouse environment using the Kinect sensor Sharon Nissimov a

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    Goldberger, Jacob

    and Kay, 1990; Stentz et al., 2003; Dahlkamp et al., 2006). Passive sensors, such as color and infrared system based on the Kinect's color and depth information, which detects obstacles in the green- house

  16. Geometric capture and escape of a microswimmer colliding with an obstacle

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    Spagnolie, Saverio E.; Moreno-Flores, Gregorio R.; Bartolo, Denis; Lauga, Eric

    2015-03-09

    . hydrodynamic scattering of a swimming body by a station- ary spherical obstacle. We develop a semi-analytical model to describe the trajectory of a model swimmer based on far- field hydrodynamic interactions and hard-core repulsion. Us- ing numerical... , where we obtain a crite- rion for deterministic hydrodynamic capture. In addition, the scattering dynamics is derived for near-obstacle interactions, the basin of attraction is shown to collapse to a power-law, and trapping of puller-type swimmers...

  17. HI emission and absorption in nearby, gas-rich galaxies

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    Reeves, S N; Allison, J R; Koribalski, B S; Curran, S J; Pracy, M B

    2015-01-01

    We present the results of a targeted search for intervening HI absorption in six nearby, gas-rich galaxies using the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). The sightlines searched have impact parameters of 10-20 kpc. By targeting nearby galaxies we are also able to map their HI emission, allowing us to directly relate the absorption-line detection rate to the extended HI distribution. The continuum sightlines intersect the HI disk in four of the six galaxies, but no intervening absorption was detected. Of these four galaxies, we find that three of the non-detections are the result of the background source being too faint. In the fourth case we find that the ratio of the spin temperature to the covering factor ($T_{\\mathrm{S}}/f$) must be much higher than expected ($\\gtrsim$5700 K) in order to explain the non-detection. We discuss how the structure of the background continuum sources may have affected the detection rate of HI absorption in our sample, and the possible implications for future surveys. Future...

  18. DNS of laminar-turbulent boundary layer transition induced by solid obstacles

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    Orlandi, Paolo; Bernardini, Matteo

    2015-01-01

    Results of numerical simulations obtained by a staggered finite difference scheme together with an efficient immersed boundary method are presented to understand the effects of the shape of three-dimensional obstacles on the transition of a boundary layer from a laminar to a turbulent regime. Fully resolved Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS), highlight that the closer to the obstacle the symmetry is disrupted the smaller is the transitional Reynolds number. It has been also found that the transition can not be related to the critical roughness Reynolds number used in the past. The simulations highlight the differences between wake and inflectional instabilities, proving that two-dimensional tripping devices are more efficient in promoting the transition. Simulations at high Reynolds number demonstrate that the reproduction of a real experiment with a solid obstacle at the inlet is an efficient tool to generate numerical data bases for understanding the physics of boundary layers. The quality of the numerical ...

  19. Separation of suspended particles by arrays of obstacles in microfluidic devices

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    Zhigang Li; German Drazer

    2006-06-29

    The stochastic transport of suspended particles through a periodic pattern of obstacles in microfluidic devices is investigated by means of the Fokker-Planck equation. Asymmetric arrays of obstacles have been shown to induce the continuous separation of DNA molecules of different length. The analysis presented here of the asymptotic distribution of particles in a unit cell of these systems shows that separation is only possible in the presence of a driving force with a non-vanishing normal component at the surface of the solid obstacles. In addition, vector separation, in which different species move, in average, in different directions within the device, is driven by differences on the force acting on the various particles and not by differences in the diffusion coefficient. Monte-Carlo simulations performed for different particles and force fields agree with the numerical solutions of the Fokker-Planck equation in the periodic system.

  20. High Statistics Study of Nearby Type 1a Supernovae. QUEST Camera...

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    Technical Report: High Statistics Study of Nearby Type 1a Supernovae. QUEST Camera Short Term Maintenance: Final Technical Report Citation Details In-Document Search Title: High...

  1. High Statistics Study of Nearby Type 1a Supernovae. QUEST Camera...

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    Statistics Study of Nearby Type 1a Supernovae. QUEST Camera Short Term Maintenance: Final Technical Report Baltay, Charles 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS Study of Type 1a Supernovae...

  2. Obstacles to Global CO2 Trading: A Familiar Problem A. Denny Ellerman1

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    obstacles to the development of an international CO2 emissions trading system, but the biggest is a feature emissions trading. The paper reviews the various instruments by which such the Kyoto target might be met. The development of an international system for CO2 emissions trading should not be expected to be either quick

  3. On the regularity of a free boundary for a nonlinear obstacle problem arising in superconductor modelling.

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    Monneau, Régis

    On the regularity of a free boundary for a nonlinear obstacle problem arising in superconductor of superconductivity. We consider solutions in a Lipschitz bounded open set and prove the regularity of the free-Landau theory for a superconductor with a density of vortices in an interior region whose boundary is a free

  4. Critical controls in transcritical shallow-water flow over obstacles Roger H.J. Grimshaw1

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    upstream and a depression chock propagating downstream. Classical shock closure conditions are used the obstacle, which has an upstream elevation and a downstream depression, each terminated by upstream. The upstream flow can be characterised as subcritical, supercritical, and transcritical respectively. We review

  5. ANZIAM J. 0(2011), 130 Transcritical flow past an obstacle

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    2011-01-01

    flow over an obstacle may generate wave trains, which can be found both upstream and downstream for subcritical flow when c upstream and downstream, while only), the transcritical regime consists of upstream and downstream undular bores, connected by a locally steady solution

  6. Non-Economic Obstacles to Wind Deployment: Issues and Regional Differences (Presentation)

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    Baring-Gould, I.

    2014-05-01

    This presentation provides an overview of national obstacles to wind deployment, with regional assessments. A special mention of offshore projects and distributed wind projects is provided. Detailed maps examine baseline capacity, military and flight radar, golden and bald eagle habitat, bat habitat, whooping crane habitat, and public lands. Regional deployment challenges are also discussed.

  7. Evolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance Capabilities

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance present an approach for evolutionary design of an agent, remotely operating a scale model of a car running to the car via standard radio control transmitter. In order to cope with the video feed latency we propose

  8. Turbidity current flow over an obstacle and phases of sediment wave generation

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    Strauss, Moshe

    2011-01-01

    We study the flow of particle-laden turbidity currents down a slope and over an obstacle. A high-resolution 2D computer simulation model is used, based on the Navier-Stokes equations. It includes poly-disperse particle grain sizes in the current and substrate. Particular attention is paid to the erosion and deposition of the substrate particles, including application of an active layer model. Multiple flows are modeled from a lock release that can show the development of sediment waves (SW). These are stream-wise waves that are triggered by the increasing slope on the downstream side of the obstacle. The initial obstacle is completely erased by the resuspension after a few flows leading to self consistent and self generated SW that are weakly dependant on the initial obstacle. The growth of these waves is directly related to the turbidity current being self sustaining, that is, the net erosion is more than the net deposition. Four system parameters are found to influence the SW growth: (1) slope, (2) current ...

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

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    Sposato, Christina F

    2000-01-01

    Releases of silane into air and the effects of obstacles were modeled with the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code, FLUENT. First the CFD code simulated the release of a free turbulent jet of silane into air to assure that the code agreed...

  10. Turbulent boundary layers interacting with groups of obstacles Project Staff Principal investigator: Dr Costantino Manes

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    Sóbester, András

    as in the case of atmospheric flows over wind farms or marine turbines in tidal channels. Certainly, with respect and the Environment Related website When wind or water meets an obstacle it is surprising how little is known about the interaction they have. When building a city or planning on positioning wind or tidal turbines it would

  11. HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS WITH OBSTACLES ROGER ROBYR AND CAMILLO DE LELLIS

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    HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS WITH OBSTACLES ROGER ROBYR AND CAMILLO DE LELLIS Abstract. We consider modification of the usual Hamilton-Jacobi partial differential equation. In the paper [7] Bressan and the first = , T is a Lipschitz map and satisfies the Hamilton-Jacobi equation H(x, T (x)) = 0 for a.e. x R2 \\ R0. (3) Indeed

  12. Elastic-wave identification of penetrable obstacles using shape-material sensitivity framework

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    Guzina, Bojan

    Elastic-wave identification of penetrable obstacles using shape-material sensitivity framework Marc a c t This study deals with elastic-wave identification of discrete heterogeneities (inclusions Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Elastic-wave sensing of penetrable (i.e. deformable

  13. Journal of Robotica 1 A realistic method for real-time obstacle

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    optimization, subsea vehicle. I. INTRODUCTION N autonomous robot (for example, an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle through a cluttered environment, such as around a subsea structure. Although seemingly trivial, it has a subsea vehicle with an initial configuration, a goal configuration, and a set of obstacles located

  14. A realistic method for real-time obstacle avoidance without the Calculation of Cspace

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    optimization, subsea vehicle. I. INTRODUCTION N autonomous robot (for example, an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle through a cluttered environment, such as around a subsea structure. Although seemingly trivial, it has a subsea vehicle with an initial configuration, a goal configuration, and a set of obstacles located

  15. Random homogenization of p-Laplacian with obstacles in perforated domain

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    Tang, Lan

    2010-01-01

    In this paper,we will study the homogenization of $p$-Laplacian with obstacles in perforated domain, where the holes are periodically distributed and have random size. And we also assume that the $p$-capacity of each hole is stationary ergodic.

  16. Bow-wave-like hydraulic jump and horseshoe vortex around an obstacle in a supercritical open channel flow

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Bow-wave-like hydraulic jump and horseshoe vortex around an obstacle in a supercritical open the obstacle, two main flow structures are observed: i a hydraulic jump in the near-surface region and ii turbulent regime , the detachment length of the hydraulic jump exceeds the one of the horseshoe vortex

  17. Localizing nearby sound sources in a classroom: Binaural room impulse responsesa)

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    Shinn-Cunningham, Barbara

    to the listener, even for nearby sources where there is relatively little reverberant energy. © 2005 Acoustical in the presence of competing sources from other locations e.g., see Bronkhorst, 2000; Ebata, 2003 . A great dealLocalizing nearby sound sources in a classroom: Binaural room impulse responsesa) Barbara G. Shinn

  18. Aperture Synthesis Observations of the Nearby Spiral NGC 6503: Modeling the Thin and Thick HI Disks

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    Greisen, Eric

    Aperture Synthesis Observations of the Nearby Spiral NGC 6503: Modeling the Thin and Thick HI Disks aperture synthesis observations of the nearby, late­type spiral galaxy NGC 6503, and produce HI maps field, while remarkably regular, contains clear evidence for irregularities. The HI is distributed over

  19. Aperture Synthesis Observations of the Nearby Spiral NGC 6503: Modeling the Thin and Thick HI Disks

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    Greisen, Eric

    Aperture Synthesis Observations of the Nearby Spiral NGC 6503: Modeling the Thin and Thick HI Disks aperture synthesis observations of the nearby, late-type spiral galaxy NGC 6503, and produce HI maps field, while remarkably regular, contains clear evidence for irregularities. The HI is distributed over

  20. The disruption of nearby galaxies by the Milky Way

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    M. E. Putman; B. K. Gibson; L. Staveley-Smith; G. Banks; D. G. Barnes; R. Bhatal; M. J. Disney; R. D. Ekers; K. C. Freeman; R. F. Haynes; P. Henning; H. Jerjen; V. Kilborn; B. Koribalski; P. Knezek; D. F. Malin; J. R. Mould; T. Oosterloo; R. M. Price; S. D. Ryder; E. M. Sadler; I. Stewart; F. Stootman; R. A. Vaile; R. L. Webster; A. E. Wright

    1998-08-04

    Interactions between galaxies are common and are an important factor in determining their physical properties such as position along the Hubble sequence and star-formation rate. There are many possible galaxy interaction mechanisms, including merging, ram-pressure stripping, gas compression, gravitational interaction and cluster tides. The relative importance of these mechanisms is often not clear, as their strength depends on poorly known parameters such as the density, extent and nature of the massive dark halos that surround galaxies. A nearby example of a galaxy interaction where the mechanism is controversial is that between our own Galaxy and two of its neighbours -- the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. Here we present the first results of a new HI survey which provides a spectacular view of this interaction. In addition to the previously known Magellanic Stream, which trails 100 degrees behind the Clouds, the new data reveal a counter-stream which lies in the opposite direction and leads the motion of the Clouds. This result supports the gravitational model in which leading and trailing streams are tidally torn from the body of the Magellanic Clouds.

  1. Mesolensing Explorations of Nearby Masses: From Planets to Black Holes

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    R. Di Stefano

    2007-12-20

    Nearby masses can have a high probability of lensing stars in a distant background field. High-probability lensing, or mesolensing, can therefore be used to dramatically increase our knowledge of dark and dim objects in the solar neighborhood, where it can discover and study members of the local dark population (free-floating planets, low-mass dwarfs, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and stellar mass black holes). We can measure the mass and transverse velocity of those objects discovered (or already known), and determine whether or not they are in binaries with dim companions. We explore these and other applications of mesolensing, including the study of forms of matter that have been hypothesized but not discovered, such as intermediate-mass black holes, dark matter objects free-streaming through the Galactic disk, and planets in the outermost regions of the solar system. In each case we discuss the feasibility of deriving results based on present-day monitoring systems, and also consider the vistas that will open with the advent of all-sky monitoring in the era of the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS), and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).

  2. Ubiquitous Water Masers in Nearby Star-Forming Galaxies

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    Jeremy Darling; Crystal Brogan; Kelsey Johnson

    2008-08-19

    We report the detection of water maser emission from four nearby galaxies hosting ultradense HII (UDHII) regions, He 2-10, the Antennae galaxies (NGC 4038/4039), NGC 4214, and NGC 5253, with the Green Bank Telescope. Our detection rate is 100%, and all of these H2O "kilomasers" (L(H2O) < 10 L_sun) are located toward regions of known star formation as traced by UDHII regions and bright 24 micron emission. Some of the newly discovered H2O masers have luminosities 1-2 orders of magnitude less than previous extragalactic studies and the same order of magnitude as those typical of Galactic massive star-forming regions. The unusual success of this minisurvey suggests that H2O maser emission may be very common in starburst galaxies, and the paucity of detections to date is due to a lack of sufficient sensitivity. While the galaxy sample was selected by the presence of UDHII regions, and the UDHII regions lie within the telescope beam, in the absence of H2O spectral line maps the connection between H2O masers and UDHII regions has not yet been demonstrated.

  3. Kuiper belt structure around nearby super-Earth host stars

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    Kennedy, Grant M; Marmier, Maxime; Greaves, Jane S; Wyatt, Mark C; Bryden, Geoffrey; Holland, Wayne; Lovis, Christophe; Matthews, Brenda C; Pepe, Francesco; Sibthorpe, Bruce; Udry, Stéphane

    2015-01-01

    We present new observations of the Kuiper belt analogues around HD 38858 and HD 20794, hosts of super-Earth mass planets within 1 au. As two of the four nearby G-type stars (with HD 69830 and 61 Vir) that form the basis of a possible correlation between low-mass planets and debris disc brightness, these systems are of particular interest. The disc around HD 38858 is well resolved with Herschel and we constrain the disc geometry and radial structure. We also present a probable JCMT sub-mm continuum detection of the disc and a CO J=2-1 upper limit. The disc around HD 20794 is much fainter and appears marginally resolved with Herschel, and is constrained to be less extended than the discs around 61 Vir and HD 38858. We also set limits on the radial location of hot dust recently detected around HD 20794 with near-IR interferometry. We present HARPS upper limits on unseen planets in these four systems, ruling out additional super-Earths within a few au, and Saturn-mass planets within 10 au. We consider the disc st...

  4. Supernova Discoveries from the Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory)

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    SNfactory International Collaboration,

    The Nearby Supernova Factory is an experiment designed to collect data on more Type Ia supernovae than have ever been studied in a single project before, and in so doing, to answer some fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. Type Ia supernovae are extraordinarily bright, remarkably uniform objects which make excellent "standard candles" for measuring the expansion rate of the universe. However, such stellar explosions are very rare, occurring only a couple of times per millenium in a typical galaxy, and remaining bright enough to detect only for a few weeks. Previous studies of Type Ia supernovae led to the discovery of the mysterious "dark energy" that is causing the universe to expand at an accelerating rate. To reduce the statistical uncertainties in previous experimental data, extensive spectral and photometric monitoring of more Type Ia supernovae is required. The SNfactory collaboration has built an automated system consisting of specialized software and custom-built hardware that systematically searches the sky for new supernovae, screens potential candidates, then performs multiple spectral and photometric observations on each supernova. These observations are stored in a database to be made available to supernova researchers world-wide for further study and analysis [copied from http://snfactory.lbl.gov/snf/snf-about.html]. Users must register and agree to the open access honor system. Finding charts are in FITS format and may not be accessible through normal browser settings.

  5. Wave blocking and partial transmission in subcritical flows over an obstacle

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    Léo-Paul Euvé; Florent Michel; Renaud Parentani; Germain Rousseaux

    2015-02-06

    We study and measure the transmission coefficient of counter-propagating shallow-water waves produced by a wave generator and scattered by an obstacle. To precisely compare theoretical predictions and experimental data, we consider $\\sim 25$ frequencies for 5 subcritical background flows, where the maximum value of the Froude number ranges from $0.5$ to $0.75$. For each flow, the transmission coefficient displays a sharp transition separating total transmission from wave-blocking. Both the width and the central frequency of the transition are in good agreement with their theoretical values. The shape of the obstacle is identical to that used by the Vancouver team in the recent experiment aiming at detecting the analogue of stimulated Hawking radiation. Our results are compatible with the observations that have been reported. They complete them by establishing that the contribution of the transmission coefficient cannot be neglected for the lower half of the probed frequency range.

  6. Legal obstacles and incentives to the development of small scale hydroelectric potential in Wisconsin

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    The legal and institutional obstacles to the development of small-scale hydroelectric energy at the state level are discussed. The Federal government also exercises extensive regulatory in the area, and the dual regulatory system from the standpoint of the appropriate legal doctrine, the law of pre-emption, application of the law to the case of hydroelectric development, and an inquiry into the practical use of the doctrine by the FERC is examined. The initial obstacle that all developers confront in Wisconsin is obtaining the authority to utilize the bed, banks, and flowing water at a proposed dam site. This involves a determination of ownership of the stream banks and bed and the manner of obtaining either their title or use; and existing constraints with regard to the use of the water. Wisconsin follows the riparian theory of water law.

  7. Viscosity Solutions of Systems of PDEs with Interconnected Obstacles and Switching Problem

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    Hamadene, S. Morlais, M. A.

    2013-04-15

    This paper deals with existence and uniqueness of a solution in viscosity sense, for a system of m variational partial differential inequalities with inter-connected obstacles. A particular case is the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellmann system of the Markovian stochastic optimal m-states switching problem. The switching cost functions depend on (t,x). The main tool is the notion of systems of reflected backward stochastic differential equations with oblique reflection.

  8. The Masses of Nearby Dwarfs can be Determined with Gravitational Microlensing

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    B. Paczynski

    1995-04-27

    Microlensing of distant stars in the Milky Way by the nearby high proper motion stars offers a direct way to precisely measure the masses of single lower main sequence stars and brown dwarfs.

  9. Morphologic and computational fluid dynamic analysis of sand dune-topographic obstacle interactions on Earth and Titan 

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    Cisneros, Julia

    2014-09-24

    and their interaction with topographic obstacles within the dune fields are thought to indicate westerly wind flow, which is opposite the easterly flow expected based on the spin of Titan and predicted from several global climate models (GCMs). The westerly...

  10. Legal obstacles and incentives to the development of small scale hydroelectric power in West Virginia

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    The legal and institutional obstacles to the development of small-scale hydroelectric in West Virginia at the state level are described. The Federal government also exercises extensive regulatory authority in the area. The introductory section examines the dual regulatory system from the standpoint of the appropriate legal doctrine, the law of pre-emption, application of the law to the case of hydroelectric development, and concludes with an inquiry into the practical use of the doctrine by FERC. The development of small-scale hydroelectric energy depends on the selection of a site which will produce sufficient water power capacity to make the project economically attractive to a developer. In West Virginia, the right to use the flowing waters of a stream, creek, or river is appurtenant to the ownership of the lands bordering the watercourse. The lands are known as riparian lands. The water rights are known as riparian rights. Thus, the first obstacle a developer faces involves the acquisition of riparian lands and the subsequent right to the use of the water. The water law in West Virginia is discussed in detail followed by discussions on direct and indirect regulations; continuing obligations; financial considerations; and interstate organizations.

  11. Nearby-fluids equilibria. II. Zonal flows in a high-, self-organized plasma experiment

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Nearby-fluids equilibria. II. Zonal flows in a high- , self-organized plasma experiment L. C. Steinhauera and H. Y. Guo University of Washington, Redmond Plasma physics Laboratory, Redmond, Washington structure observed in a high- field reversed configuration FRC produced in the translation, confinement

  12. (sp)iPhone: Decoding Vibrations From Nearby Keyboards Using Mobile Phone Accelerometers

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    Xu, Wenyuan

    generally considered to be the most likely sources of leakage (e.g., microphone, camera). Categories Verma, Henry Carter and Patrick Traynor Georgia Institute of Technology {arunabh.verma@, carterh such information to recover text entered on a nearby keyboard. Note that unlike previous emana- tion recovery

  13. Submitted version June 28, 2002 The Palomar/MSU Nearby Star Spectroscopic Survey IV: The

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    Reid, Iain Neill

    Submitted version June 28, 2002 The Palomar/MSU Nearby Star Spectroscopic Survey IV: The Luminosity types or radial velocities. Our main goal in undertaking the Palomar/Michigan State University (PMSU at the 60­inch telescope at Palomar Mountain which is jointly owned by the California Institute

  14. UCAC4 nearby star survey: A search for our stellar neighbors

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    Finch, Charlie T.; Zacharias, Norbert; Subasavage, John P.; Henry, Todd J.; Riedel, Adric R.

    2014-12-01

    We use data from the U.S. Naval Observatory fourth CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC4) in combination with photometry from the AAVSO Photometric All-Sky Survey and Two Micron All-Sky Survey to identify stars within 25 pc of the Sun. A sample of nearby stars with accurate trigonometric parallaxes from the Research Consortium On Nearby Stars is used to generate a set of 16 new photometric color–M{sub K{sub s}} relations that provide distance estimates with uncertainties of 15%. This work expands the available suites of well-calibrated photometric distance relations that can be used to identify nearby stellar systems. The distance relations are used with quality cuts to extract an initial sample of stars from the UCAC4 estimated to be within 25 pc. Color, proper motion, and existing literature sources are then used to obtain a clean sample of red dwarfs, while limiting the amount of contamination from background giants, resulting in a sample of 1761 candidate nearby stars within 25 pc. Of these, 339 are new discoveries with no previously known published parallax or distance estimate, primarily with proper motions less than 0.2 arcsec yr{sup ?1}. Five stars are estimated to be within 10 pc, with the nearest, TYC 3980 1081 1, with V=10.50 estimated to be at 5.9 pc. That several hundred new stars have been revealed so close to the Sun illustrates once again that there is considerable work yet to be done to map the solar neighborhood and that additional nearby stars are likely still to be discovered.

  15. Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Haptic Aiding in an Obstacle Avoidance Task for Tele-Operated Systems

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    Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Haptic Aiding in an Obstacle Avoidance Task for Tele-Operated Systems Samantha M. C. Alaimo*, **, Lorenzo Pollini**, Jean Pierre Bresciani*, Heinrich H. Bülthoff-mail: {samantha.alaimo, jean-pierre.bresciani, heinrich.buelthoff}@tuebingen.mpg.de) ** Dept. Electrical Systems

  16. Development of an Integrated Sensor System for Obstacle Detection and Terrain Evaluation for Application to Unmanned Ground

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    Florida, University of

    Development of an Integrated Sensor System for Obstacle Detection and Terrain Evaluation field of view of 50 degrees and 38 degrees, respectively. Two sensor systems were utilized to evaluate., Wexford Pennsylvania ABSTRACT This paper describes the development and performance of a sensor system

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

  18. Strained-Si-on-Insulator (SSOI) and SiGe-on-Insulator (SGOI): Fabrication Obstacles and Solutions

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    Strained-Si-on-Insulator (SSOI) and SiGe-on-Insulator (SGOI): Fabrication Obstacles and Solutions of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 ABSTRACT Advanced CMOS substrates composed of ultra-thin strained-Cut), involves hydrogen implantation prior to wafer bonding, followed by annealing to cause delamination and

  19. THE OBSTACLE PROBLEM FOR THE p-LAPLACIAN VIA OPTIMAL STOPPING OF TUG-OF-WAR GAMES

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    Lewicka, Marta

    THE OBSTACLE PROBLEM FOR THE p-LAPLACIAN VIA OPTIMAL STOPPING OF TUG-OF-WAR GAMES MARTA LEWICKA-Laplace oper- ator. The solutions are approximated by running processes determined by tug-of-war games plus be used to write a formula similar to (1.3). Instead, we will show that one can use tug-of-war games

  20. Winning paper: Whitaker Student Scientific Paper Competition, RESNA '94 Annual Conference, Nashville, June 17-24, 1994. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE IN A SHARED-CONTROL SYSTEM

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    Borenstein, Johann

    , Nashville, June 17-24, 1994. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE IN A SHARED-CONTROL SYSTEM David A. Bell discusses the development of a new obstacle avoidance routine for the NavChair guided by design criteriaChair have lead to design criteria for control system components. The application of these criteria has

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

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    Kyte, Michael

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

  2. Constraints on decaying dark matter from Fermi observations of nearby galaxies and clusters

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    Dugger, Leanna; Profumo, Stefano [Department of Astronomy and Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA (United States); Jeltema, Tesla E., E-mail: greentee01@gmail.com, E-mail: tesla@ucolick.org, E-mail: profumo@scipp.ucsc.edu [UCO/Lick Observatories, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

    2010-12-01

    We analyze the impact of Fermi gamma-ray observations (primarily non-detections) of selected nearby galaxies, including dwarf spheroidals, and of clusters of galaxies on decaying dark matter models. We show that the fact that galaxy clusters do not shine in gamma rays puts the most stringent limits available to-date on the lifetime of dark matter particles for a wide range of particle masses and decay final states. In particular, our results put strong constraints on the possibility of ascribing to decaying dark matter both the increasing positron fraction reported by PAMELA and the high-energy feature in the electron-positron spectrum measured by Fermi. Observations of nearby dwarf galaxies and of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) do not provide as strong limits as those from galaxy clusters, while still improving on previous constraints in some cases.

  3. Oxygen Abundances in Nearby Stars. Clues to the formation and evolution of the Galactic disk

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    I. Ramirez; C. Allende Prieto; D. L. Lambert

    2007-01-12

    The abundances of iron and oxygen are homogeneously determined in a sample of 523 nearby (d-0.3, we find no obvious indication of a sudden decrease (i.e., a 'knee') in the [O/Fe] vs. [Fe/H] pattern of thick-disk stars that would connect the thick and thin disk trends at a high metallicity. We conclude that Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) did not contribute significantly to the chemical enrichment of the thick disk. [Abridged

  4. The Influence of Galactic Outflows on the Formation of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies

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    Evan Scannapieco; Andrea Ferrara; Tom Broadhurst

    2000-04-20

    We show that the gas in growing density perturbations is vulnerable to the influence of winds outflowing from nearby collapsed galaxies that have already formed stars. This suggests that the formation of nearby galaxies with masses less than 10^9 solar masses is likely to be suppressed, irrespective of the details of galaxy formation. An impinging wind may shock heat the gas of a nearby perturbation to above the virial temperature, thereby mechanically evaporating the gas, or the baryons may be stripped from the perturbation entirely if they are accelerated to above the escape velocity. We show that baryonic stripping is the most effective of these two processes, because shock-heated clouds that are too large to be stripped are able to radiatively cool within a sound-crossing time, limiting evaporation. The intergalactic medium temperatures and star-formation rates required for outflows to have a significant influence on the formation of low-mass galaxies are consistent with current observations, but may soon be examined directly via associated distortions in the cosmic microwave background, and with near-infrared observations from the Next Generation Space Telescope, which may detect the supernovae from early-forming stars.

  5. Proposed searches for candidate sources of gravitational waves in a nearby core-collapse supernova survey

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    Heo, Jeon-Eun; Lee, Dae-Sub; Kong, In-Taek; Lee, Sang-Hoon; van Putten, Maurice H P M; Della Valle, Massimo

    2015-01-01

    Gravitational wave bursts in the formation of neutron stars and black holes in energetic core-collapse supernovae (CC-SNe) are of potential interest to LIGO-Virgo and KAGRA. Events nearby are readily discovered using moderately sized telescopes. CC-SNe are competitive with mergers of neutron stars and black holes, if the fraction producing an energetic output in gravitational waves exceeds about 1\\%. This opportunity motivates the design of a novel Sejong University Core-CollapsE Supernova Survey (SUCCESS), to provide triggers for follow-up searches for gravitational waves. It is based on the 76 cm Sejong University Telescope (SUT) for weekly monitoring of nearby star-forming galaxies, i.e., M51, M81-M82 and Blue Dwarf Galaxies from the Unified Nearby Galaxy Catalog with an expected yield of a few hundred per year. Optical light curves will be resolved for the true time-of-onset for probes of gravitational waves by broadband time-sliced matched filtering.

  6. Legal obstacles and incentives to the development of small scale hydroelectric power in Maryland

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    The legal and institutional obstacles to the development of small-scale hydroelectric energy at the state level in Maryland are described. The Federal government also exercises extensive regulatory authority in the area. The dual regulatory system is examined with the aim of creating a more orderly understanding of the vagaries of the system, focusing on the appropriate legal doctrine, the law of pre-emption, application of the law to the case of hydroelectric development, and an inquiry into the practical use of the doctrine by the FERC. In Maryland, by common law rule, title to all navigable waters and to the soil below the high-water mark of those waters is vested in the state as successor to the Lord Proprietary who had received it by grant from the Crown. Rights to non-navigable water, public trust doctrine, and eminent domain are also discussed. Direct and indirect regulations, continuing obligations, loan programs, and regional organizations are described in additional sections.

  7. The evolving environmental obstacles and liabilities in drilling and operating oil and natural gas wells

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    Deatherage, S.D. [Thompson & Knight P.C., Dallas, TX (United States)

    1995-06-01

    Government agencies, landowners, lenders, and investors to name a few interested parties increasingly scrutinize companies drilling for and producing oil and natural gas to evaluate their potential impact on the environment and the resulting liabilities. Concerns range from how a planned drilling operation will affect wetlands and aquatic ecosystems to the potential economic effect on an investment in a producing field from governmental or private lawsuits. In this paper, I will discuss the potential environmental obstacles and liabilities that may be presented to oil and gas companies now and in the future as their activities continue to present environmental risks. I will discuss four general categories: (1) environmental permits, licenses, or other governmental authorizations necessary to begin or continue operations, (2) civil and criminal sanctions incurred for failure to comply with environmental statutes and regulations, (3) remedial obligations imposed by environmental laws, and (4) lawsuits by landowners and others claiming property damage or personal injury due to alleged environmental contamination. Many oil and gas companies are not only assessing the effect of environmental legal liabilities on their business but also developing some form of environmental management system to address these risks.

  8. Mode mixing in sub- and trans-critical flows over an obstacle: When should Hawking's predictions be recovered?

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    Florent Michel; Renaud Parentani

    2015-08-09

    We reexamine the scattering coefficients of shallow water waves blocked by a stationary counter current over an obstacle. By considering series of background flows, we show that the most relevant parameter is $F_{\\rm max}$, the maximal value of the ratio of the flow velocity over the speed of low frequency waves. For subcritical flows, i.e., $F_{\\rm max} < 1$, there is no analogue Killing horizon and the mode amplification is strongly suppressed. Instead, when $F_{\\rm max} \\gtrsim 1.1$, the amplification is enhanced at low frequency and the spectrum closely follows Hawking's prediction. We further study subcritical flows close to that used in the Vancouver experiment. Our numerical analysis suggests that their observation of the "thermal nature of the mode conversion" is due to the relatively steep slope on the upstream side and the narrowness of the obstacle.

  9. A WIDELY SEPARATED, HIGHLY OCCLUDED COMPANION TO THE NEARBY LOW-MASS T TAURI STAR TWA 30

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    Looper, Dagny L.

    We report the discovery of TWA 30B, a wide (~3400 AU), co-moving M dwarf companion to the nearby (~42 pc) young star TWA 30. Companionship is confirmed from their statistically consistent proper motions and radial velocities ...

  10. AN ACTIVITY–ROTATION RELATIONSHIP AND KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF NEARBY MID-TO-LATE-TYPE M DWARFS

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    West, Andrew A.

    Using spectroscopic observations and photometric light curves of 238 nearby M dwarfs from the MEarth exoplanet transit survey, we examine the relationships between magnetic activity (quantified by H? emission), rotation ...

  11. DETECTION OF A NEARBY HALO DEBRIS STREAM IN THE WISE AND 2MASS SURVEYS

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    Grillmair, Carl J. [Spitzer Science Center, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Cutri, Roc; Masci, Frank J.; Conrow, Tim [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Sesar, Branimir [Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Eisenhardt, Peter R. M. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, MS 169-327, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Wright, Edward L., E-mail: carl@ipac.caltech.edu, E-mail: roc@ipac.caltech.edu, E-mail: fmasci@ipac.caltech.edu, E-mail: tim@ipac.caltech.edu, E-mail: bsesar@astro.caltech.edu, E-mail: peter.r.eisenhardt@jpl.nasa.gov, E-mail: wright@astro.ucla.edu [Department of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)

    2013-06-01

    Combining the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer All-Sky Release with the Two Micron All Sky Survey Point Source Catalog, we detect a nearby, moderately metal-poor stellar debris stream spanning 24° across the southern sky. The stream, which we designate Alpheus, is at an estimated distance of ?1.9 kpc. Its position, orientation, width, estimated metallicity, and, to some extent, its distance, are in approximate agreement with what one might expect of the leading tidal tail of the southern globular cluster NGC 288.

  12. Review on Seismic Rehabilitation of a 56-Story RC Tall Building having Shear Wall System Based on A Nonlinear Dynamic Performance Evaluation

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    Epackachi, S.; Esmaili, O. [School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mirghaderi, S. R. [School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); The Committee for Revising the Iranian Code of Practice for Seismic Resistance Design of Buildings, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Taheri, A. A. [The Committee for Revising the Iranian Code of Practice for Seismic Resistance Design of Buildings, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2008-07-08

    Tehran tower is a 56 story reinforced concrete tall building consisting of three wings with identical plan dimensions each approximately 48 meters by 22 meters. The three wings are at 120 degree from each other and have no expansions/seismic Joints. This paper contains the consideration of the retrofitting of the Tehran tower based on the findings of an exhaustive investigation of the nonlinear performance evaluation efforts. It has tried to show the procedure followed, methodologies utilized, and the results obtained for life-safety and collapse-prevention evaluation of the building. More over the weak zones of the structure due to analysis results are introduced and appropriate retrofit technique for satisfaction related life-safety and collapse-prevention criteria is presented. Actually in this project to improve the local behavior of coupling panels which are located regularly in main walls and definitely have been recognized as the most vulnerable structural elements, making use of steel plates which are connected to concrete members by chemical anchors has been used as the best retrofitting method for this case. Therefore in the final section of this paper it has been tried to explain the professional practical method utilized to perform the mentioned retrofitting project.

  13. SUBSTELLAR OBJECTS IN NEARBY YOUNG CLUSTERS (SONYC). II. THE BROWN DWARF POPULATION OF {rho} OPHIUCHI

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    Geers, Vincent; Jayawardhana, Ray; Lee, Eve; Lafreniere, David [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 (Canada); Scholz, Alexander [School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Tamura, Motohide, E-mail: vcgeers@astro.utoronto.ca [National Astronomical Observatory, Osawa 2-21-2, Mitaka, Tokyo 181 (Japan)

    2011-01-01

    SONYC-Substellar Objects in Nearby Young Clusters-is a survey program to investigate the frequency and properties of brown dwarfs (BDs) down to masses below the deuterium-burning limit in nearby star-forming regions. In this second paper, we present results on the {approx}1 Myr old cluster {rho} Ophiuchi, combining our own deep optical- and near-infrared imaging using Subaru with photometry from the Two Micron All Sky Survey and the Spitzer Space Telescope. Of the candidates selected from iJK{sub s} photometry, we have confirmed three-including a new BD with a mass close to the deuterium limit-as likely cluster members through low-resolution infrared spectroscopy. We also identify 27 substellar candidates with mid-infrared excess consistent with disk emission, of which 16 are new and 11 are previously spectroscopically confirmed BDs. The high and variable extinction makes it difficult to obtain the complete substellar population in this region. However, current data suggest that its ratio of low-mass stars to BDs is similar to those reported for several other clusters, though higher than what was found for NGC 1333 in Scholz et al.

  14. A Time-Periodic Bifurcation Theorem and its Application to Navier-Stokes Flow Past an Obstacle

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    Giovanni P. Galdi

    2015-08-04

    We show an abstract time-periodic bifurcation theorem in Banach spaces. The key point as well as the novelty of the method is to split the original evolution equation into two different coupled equations, one for the time-average of the sought solution and the other for the "purely periodic" component. This approach may be particularly useful in studying physical phenomena occurring in unbounded spatial regions. Actually, we furnish a significant application of the theorem, by providing sufficient conditions for time-periodic bifurcation from a steady-state flow of a Navier-Stokes liquid past a three-dimensional obstacle.

  15. Far-UV to mid-IR properties of nearby radio galaxies

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    de Ruiter, Hans R; Fanti, Roberto; Fanti, Carla

    2015-01-01

    We investigate whether the far-UV continuum of nearby radio galaxies reveals evidence for the presence of star forming or non-stellar components. If a UV excess due to an extra radiation component exists we compare this with other properties such as radio power, optical spectral type and the strength of the emission lines. We also discuss the possible correlation between the ultra-violet flux, IR properties and central black hole mass. We use two sampes of low luminosity radio galaxies with comparable redshifts ($z measures the excess slope of the UV continuum between 4500 and 2000 \\AA, with respect to the UV radiation produced by the underlying old galaxy component. We find that the UV excess is usually small or absent in low luminosity sources, but sets in abruptly at the transition radio power above which we find mostly FRII sources. $XUV$ beh...

  16. Search for gas bulk motions in eight nearby clusters of galaxies with Suzaku

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    Ota, Naomi

    2015-01-01

    To search for bulk motions of the intracluster medium, we analyzed the X-ray spectra taken with the Suzaku satellite and measured the Doppler shift of Fe-K line emission from eight nearby clusters of galaxies with various X-ray morphologies. In the cores of the Centaurus and Perseus clusters, the gas bulk velocity does not exceed the sound velocity, which confirms the results of previous research. For the Cen45 subcluster, we found that the radial velocity relative to the Centaurus core, gas and galaxy distributions along the line of sight due to the subcluster merger. In A2199, A2142, A3667, and A133, no significant bulk motion was detected, indicating an upper limit on the radial velocity of 3000-4000 km s^-1. A sign of large bulk velocity in excess of the instrumental calibration uncertainty was found near the center of cool-core cluster A2029 and in the subcluster o...

  17. AMS-02 data confronts acceleration of cosmic ray secondaries in nearby sources

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    Mertsch, Philipp

    2014-01-01

    We revisit the model proposed earlier to account for the observed increase in the positron fraction in cosmic rays with increasing energy, in the light of new data from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) experiment. The model accounts for the production and acceleration of secondary electrons and positrons in nearby supernova remnants which results in an additional, harder component that becomes dominant at high energies. By fitting this to AMS-02 data we can calculate the expected concomitant rise of the boron-to-carbon ratio, as well as of the fraction of antiprotons. If these predictions are confirmed by the forthcoming AMS-02 data it would conclusively rule out all other proposed explanations.

  18. Debris Disks in Nearby Young Moving Groups in the ALMA Era

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    Kóspál, Á

    2015-01-01

    Many members of nearby young moving groups exhibit infrared excess attributed to circumstellar debris dust, formed via erosion of planetesimals. With their proximity and well-dated ages, these groups are excellent laboratories for studying the early evolution of debris dust and of planetesimal belts. ALMA can spatially resolve the disk emission, revealing the location and extent of these belts, putting constraints on planetesimal evolution models, and allowing us to study planet-disk interactions. While the main trends of dust evolution in debris disks are well-known, there is almost no information on the evolution of gas. During the transition from protoplanetary to debris state, even the origin of gas is dubious. Here we review the exciting new results ALMA provided by observing young debris disks, and discuss possible future research directions.

  19. A Comparison of Independent Star Formation Diagnostics for a UV-Selected Sample of Nearby Galaxies

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    Sullivan, M; Chan, B; Cram, L; Ellis, R; Treyer, M A; Hopkins, A; Sullivan, Mark; Mobasher, Bahram; Chan, Ben; Cram, Lawrence; Ellis, Richard; Treyer, Marie; Hopkins, Andrew

    2001-01-01

    We present results from a decimetric radio survey undertaken with the Very Large Array as part of a longer term goal to inter-compare star formation and dust extinction diagnostics, on a galaxy by galaxy basis, for a representative sample of nearby galaxies. For our survey field, Selected Area 57, star formation rates derived from 1.4GHz luminosities are compared with earlier nebular emission line and ultraviolet (UV) continuum diagnostics. We find broad correlations, over several decades in luminosity, between H-alpha, the UV continuum and 1.4GHz diagnostics. However, the scatter in these relations is found to be larger than observational errors, with offsets between the observed relations and those expected assuming constant star-formation histories and luminosity-independent extinction models. We investigate the physical origin of the observed relations, and conclude the discrepancies between different star-formation diagnostics can only be partly explained by simple models of dust extinction in galaxies. ...

  20. Young massive star clusters in nearby galaxies. I. Identification and general properties of cluster systems

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    Soeren S. Larsen; Tom Richtler

    1999-02-19

    Using ground-based UBVRI+Halpha CCD photometry we have been carrying out a search for young massive star clusters (YMCs) in a sample consisting of 21 nearby spiral galaxies. We find a large variety concerning the richness of the cluster systems, with some galaxies containing no YMCs at all and others hosting very large numbers of YMCs. Examples of galaxies with poor cluster systems are NGC 300 and NGC 4395, while the richest cluster systems are found in the galaxies NGC 5236, NGC 2997 and NGC 1313. The age distributions of clusters in these galaxies show no obvious peaks, indicating that massive star clusters are formed as an ongoing process rather than in bursts. This is in contrast to what is observed in starbursts and merger galaxies. The radial distributions of clusters follow the Halpha surface brightness. For the galaxies in our sample there is no correlation between the morphological type and the presence of YMCs

  1. Accretion and OH photodissociation at a nearby T Tauri system in the ? Pictoris moving group

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    Zuckerman, B.; Vican, Laura [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Rodriguez, David R., E-mail: ben@astro.ucla.edu, E-mail: lvican@ucla.edu, E-mail: drodrigu@das.uchile.cl [Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 36-D, Santiago (Chile)

    2014-06-20

    We present spectra of an M-type, binary star system (LDS 5606) that belongs to the nearby ?20 Myr old ? Pictoris moving group. Both stars are very dusty; the dustier member displays optical emission lines from eight elements indicative of ongoing mass accretion. The spectra of both stars contain oxygen forbidden line emission at 6302 and 5579 Å, consistent with a recent model of far ultraviolet photodissociation of OH molecules in a circumstellar disk. These are the oldest dwarf stars presently known to display such a phenomenon. The spectral energy distribution of the dustier star indicates substantial quantities of dust as hot as 900 K, and its fractional infrared luminosity (L {sub IR}/L {sub bol}) is almost as large as that of the main sequence record holder, V488 Per. The LDS 5606 binary joins a remarkable group of very dusty, old, T Tauri stars that belong to widely separated multiple systems.

  2. Astrophysical tests of modified gravity: Constraints from distance indicators in the nearby universe

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    Jain, Bhuvnesh; Vikram, Vinu; Sakstein, Jeremy

    2013-12-10

    We use distance measurements in the nearby universe to carry out new tests of gravity, surpassing other astrophysical tests by over two orders of magnitude for chameleon theories. The three nearby distance indicators—cepheids, tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) stars, and water masers—operate in gravitational fields of widely different strengths. This enables tests of scalar-tensor gravity theories because they are screened from enhanced forces to different extents. Inferred distances from cepheids and TRGB stars are altered (in opposite directions) over a range of chameleon gravity theory parameters well below the sensitivity of cosmological probes. Using published data, we have compared cepheid and TRGB distances in a sample of unscreened dwarf galaxies within 10 Mpc. We use a comparable set of screened galaxies as a control sample. We find no evidence for the order unity force enhancements expected in these theories. Using a two-parameter description of the models (the coupling strength and background field value), we obtain constraints on both the chameleon and symmetron screening scenarios. In particular we show that f(R) models with background field values f {sub R0} above 5 × 10{sup –7} are ruled out at the 95% confidence level. We also compare TRGB and maser distances to the galaxy NGC 4258 as a second test for larger field values. While there are several approximations and caveats in our study, our analysis demonstrates the power of gravity tests in the local universe. We discuss the prospects for additional improved tests with future observations.

  3. AN INFRARED CENSUS OF DUST IN NEARBY GALAXIES WITH SPITZER (DUSTINGS). I. OVERVIEW

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    Boyer, Martha L.; Sonneborn, George [Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Code 665, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); McQuinn, Kristen B. W.; Gehrz, Robert D.; Skillman, Evan [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, 116 Church Street SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Barmby, Pauline [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 3K7 (Canada); Bonanos, Alceste Z. [IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens, GR-15236 Penteli (Greece); Gordon, Karl D.; Meixner, Margaret [STScI, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Groenewegen, M. A. T. [Royal Observatory of Belgium, Ringlaan 3, B-1180 Brussels (Belgium); Lagadec, Eric [Laboratoire Lagrange, UMR7293, Univ. Nice Sophia-Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, F-06300 Nice (France); Lennon, Daniel [ESA—European Space Astronomy Centre, Apdo. de Correo 78, E-28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid (Spain); Marengo, Massimo [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Sloan, G. C. [Astronomy Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6801 (United States); Van Loon, Jacco Th. [Astrophysics Group, Lennard-Jones Laboratories, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG (United Kingdom); Zijlstra, Albert, E-mail: martha.boyer@nasa.gov [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

    2015-01-01

    Nearby resolved dwarf galaxies provide excellent opportunities for studying the dust-producing late stages of stellar evolution over a wide range of metallicity (–2.7 ? [Fe/H] ? –1.0). Here, we describe DUSTiNGS (DUST in Nearby Galaxies with Spitzer): a 3.6 and 4.5 ?m post-cryogen Spitzer Space Telescope imaging survey of 50 dwarf galaxies within 1.5 Mpc that is designed to identify dust-producing asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars and massive stars. The survey includes 37 dwarf spheroidal, 8 dwarf irregular, and 5 transition-type galaxies. This near-complete sample allows for the building of statistics on these rare phases of stellar evolution over the full metallicity range. The photometry is >75% complete at the tip of the red giant branch for all targeted galaxies, with the exception of the crowded inner regions of IC 10, NGC 185, and NGC 147. This photometric depth ensures that the majority of the dust-producing stars, including the thermally pulsing AGB stars, are detected in each galaxy. The images map each galaxy to at least twice the half-light radius to ensure that the entire evolved star population is included and to facilitate the statistical subtraction of background and foreground contamination, which is severe at these wavelengths. In this overview, we describe the survey, the data products, and preliminary results. We show evidence for the presence of dust-producing AGB stars in eight of the targeted galaxies, with metallicities as low as [Fe/H] = –1.9, suggesting that dust production occurs even at low metallicity.

  4. Discretization error estimation and exact solution generation using the method of nearby problems.

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    Sinclair, Andrew J.; Raju, Anil; Kurzen, Matthew J.; Roy, Christopher John; Phillips, Tyrone S.

    2011-10-01

    The Method of Nearby Problems (MNP), a form of defect correction, is examined as a method for generating exact solutions to partial differential equations and as a discretization error estimator. For generating exact solutions, four-dimensional spline fitting procedures were developed and implemented into a MATLAB code for generating spline fits on structured domains with arbitrary levels of continuity between spline zones. For discretization error estimation, MNP/defect correction only requires a single additional numerical solution on the same grid (as compared to Richardson extrapolation which requires additional numerical solutions on systematically-refined grids). When used for error estimation, it was found that continuity between spline zones was not required. A number of cases were examined including 1D and 2D Burgers equation, the 2D compressible Euler equations, and the 2D incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The discretization error estimation results compared favorably to Richardson extrapolation and had the advantage of only requiring a single grid to be generated.

  5. Shocks and dust survival in nearby active galaxies: implications for the alignment effect

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    M. Villar-Martin; D. De Young; A. Alonso-Herrero; M. Allen; L. Binette

    2001-08-21

    One of the most popular explanations for the so-called alignment effect in high redshift (z>0.7) radio galaxies is the scattering by dust of the hidden quasar light. As shown by De Young (1998) a problem with the dust scattering model is that the short destruction time-scale for dust grains means that they will not survive the passage of the radio jet. We investigate the survival of dust in the extended ionised gas of nearby active galaxies with jet/gas interactions. We discuss the implications on the alignment effect of high redshift (>0.7) radio galaxies. We conclude that although shocks are likely to destroy dust grains in regions of interaction, dust might survive in enough quantities to scatter light from the active nucleus and produce alignment between scattered light and the radio structures. We propose an observational test to investigate the existence of dust in shocked regions based on the sensitivity of calcium to depletion onto dust grains.

  6. Using Pulsars to Detect Massive Black Hole Binaries via Gravitational Radiation: Sagittarius A* and Nearby Galaxies

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    Andrea N. Lommen; Donald C. Backer

    2001-07-24

    Pulsar timing measurements can be used to detect gravitational radiation from massive black hole binaries. The ~106d quasi-periodic flux variations in Sagittarius A* at radio wavelengths reported by Zhao, Bower, & Goss (2001) may be due to binarity of the massive black hole that is presumed to be responsible for the radio emission. A 106d equal-mass binary black hole is unlikely based on its short inspiral lifetime and other arguments. Nevertheless the reported quasi-periodicity has led us to consider whether the long-wavelength gravitational waves from a conjectured binary might be detected in present or future precision timing of millisecond pulsars. While present timing cannot reach the level expected for an equal-mass binary, we estimate that future efforts could. This inquiry has led us to further consider the detection of binarity in the massive black holes now being found in nearby galaxies. For orbital periods of ~2000d where the pulsar timing measurements are most precise, we place upper limits on the mass ratio of binaries as small as 0.06.

  7. RUPRECHT 147: THE OLDEST NEARBY OPEN CLUSTER AS A NEW BENCHMARK FOR STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS

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    Curtis, Jason L.; Wright, Jason T.; Wolfgang, Angie; Brewer, John M.; Johnson, John Asher

    2013-05-15

    Ruprecht 147 is a hitherto unappreciated open cluster that holds great promise as a standard in fundamental stellar astrophysics. We have conducted a radial velocity survey of astrometric candidates with Lick, Palomar, and MMT observatories and have identified over 100 members, including 5 blue stragglers, 11 red giants, and 5 double-lined spectroscopic binaries (SB2s). We estimate the cluster metallicity from spectroscopic analysis, using Spectroscopy Made Easy (SME), and find it to be [M/H] = +0.07 {+-} 0.03. We have obtained deep CFHT/MegaCam g'r'i'z' photometry and fit Padova isochrones to the (g' - i') and Two Micron All Sky Survey (J - K{sub S} ) color-magnitude diagrams, using the {tau}{sup 2} maximum-likelihood procedure of Naylor, and an alternative method using two-dimensional cross-correlations developed in this work. We find best fits for Padova isochrones at age t = 2.5 {+-} 0.25 Gyr, m - M = 7.35 {+-} 0.1, and A{sub V} = 0.25 {+-} 0.05, with additional uncertainty from the unresolved binary population and possibility of differential extinction across this large cluster. The inferred age is heavily dependent on our choice of stellar evolution model: fitting Dartmouth and PARSEC models yield age parameters of 3 Gyr and 3.25 Gyr, respectively. At {approx}300 pc and {approx}3 Gyr, Ruprecht 147 is by far the oldest nearby star cluster.

  8. A nearby M star with three transiting super-Earths discovered by K2

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    Crossfield, Ian J M; Schlieder, Joshua; Howard, Andrew W; Fulton, B J; Aller, Kimberly M; Ciardi, David R; Lepine, Sebastien; Barclay, Thomas; de Pater, Imke; de Kleer, Katherine; Quintana, Elisa V; Christiansen, Jessie L; Schlafly, Eddie; Kaltenegger, Lisa; Crepp, Justin R; Henning, Thomas; Obermeier, Christian; Deacon, Niall; Hansen, Brad M S; Liu, Michael C; Greene, Tom; Howell, Steve B; Barman, Travis; Mordasini, Christoph

    2015-01-01

    Small, cool planets represent the typical end-products of planetary formation. Studying the archi- tectures of these systems, measuring planet masses and radii, and observing these planets' atmospheres during transit directly informs theories of planet assembly, migration, and evolution. Here we report the discovery of three small planets orbiting a bright (Ks = 8.6 mag) M0 dwarf using data collected as part of K2, the new transit survey using the re-purposed Kepler spacecraft. Stellar spectroscopy and K2 photometry indicate that the system hosts three transiting planets with radii 1.5-2.1 R_Earth, straddling the transition region between rocky and increasingly volatile-dominated compositions. With orbital periods of 10-45 days the planets receive just 1.5-10x the flux incident on Earth, making these some of the coolest small planets known orbiting a nearby star; planet d is located near the inner edge of the system's habitable zone. The bright, low-mass star makes this system an excellent laboratory to deter...

  9. Update on the correlation of the highest energy cosmic rays with nearby extragalactic matter

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    Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Ahn, E.J.; Allard, D.; Allekotte, I.; Allen, J.; Alvarez Castillo, J.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Ambrosio, M.; Aminaei, A.; Anchordoqui, L.; /Wisconsin U., Milwaukee /Lisbon, IST

    2010-06-01

    Data collected by the Pierre Auger Observatory through 31 August 2007 showed evidence for anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmic rays above the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin energy threshold, 6 x 10{sup 19} eV. The anisotropy was measured by the fraction of arrival directions that are less than 3.1{sup o} from the position of an active galactic nucleus within 75 Mpc (using the Veron-Cetty and Veron 12th catalog). An updated measurement of this fraction is reported here using the arrival directions of cosmic rays recorded above the same energy threshold through 31 December 2009. The number of arrival directions has increased from 27 to 69, allowing a more precise measurement. The correlating fraction is (38{sub -6}{sup +7})%, compared with 21% expected for isotropic cosmic rays. This is down from the early estimate of (69{sub -13}{sup +11})%. The enlarged set of arrival directions is examined also in relation to other populations of nearby extragalactic objects: galaxies in the 2 Microns All Sky Survey and active galactic nuclei detected in hard X-rays by the Swift Burst Alert Telescope. A celestial region around the position of the radiogalaxy Cen A has the largest excess of arrival directions relative to isotropic expectations. The 2-point autocorrelation function is shown for the enlarged set of arrival directions and compared to the isotropic expectation.

  10. Jet-driven outflows of ionised gas in the nearby radio galaxy 3C293

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    Mahony, Elizabeth K; Morganti, Raffaella; Tadhunter, Clive; Bessiere, Patricia; Short, Philip; Emonts, Bjorn; Oosterloo, Tom

    2015-01-01

    Fast outflows of gas, driven by the interaction between the radio-jets and ISM of the host galaxy, are being observed in an increasing number of galaxies. One such example is the nearby radio galaxy 3C293. In this paper we present Integral Field Unit (IFU) observations taken with OASIS on the William Herschel Telescope (WHT), enabling us to map the spatial extent of the ionised gas outflows across the central regions of the galaxy. The jet-driven outflow in 3C293 is detected along the inner radio lobes with a mass outflow rate ranging from $\\sim 0.05-0.17$ solar masses/yr (in ionised gas) and corresponding kinetic power of $\\sim 0.5-3.5\\times 10^{40}$ erg/s. Investigating the kinematics of the gas surrounding the radio jets (i.e. not directly associated with the outflow), we find line-widths broader than $300$ km/s up to 5 kpc in the radial direction from the nucleus (corresponding to 3.5 kpc in the direction perpendicular to the radio axis at maximum extent). Along the axis of the radio jet line-widths $>400...

  11. A Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Survey of 886 Nearby M Dwarfs

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    Terrien, Ryan C; Deshpande, Rohit; Bender, Chad F

    2015-01-01

    We present a catalog of near-infrared (NIR) spectra and associated measurements for 886 nearby M dwarfs. The spectra were obtained with the NASA-Infrared Telescope Facility SpeX Spectrograph during a two-year observing campaign; they have high signal-to-noise ratios (SNR $>100-150$), span 0.8-2.4 $\\mu$m and have $R\\sim2000$. Our catalog of measured values contains useful T$_{\\mathrm{eff}}$ and composition-sensitive features, empirical stellar parameter measurements, and kinematic, photometric, and astrometric properties compiled from the literature. We focus on measures of M dwarf abundances ([Fe/H] and [M/H]), capitalizing on the precision of recently published empirical NIR spectroscopic calibrations. We explore systematic differences between different abundance calibrations, and to other similar M dwarf catalogs. We confirm that the M dwarf abundances we measure show the expected inverse dependence with kinematic, activity, and color-based age indicators. Finally, we provide updated [Fe/H] and [M/H] for 16...

  12. Fundamental Parameters of Nearby Stars from the Comparison with Evolutionary Calculations: Masses, Radii and Effective temperatures

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    Carlos Allende Prieto; David L. Lambert

    1999-11-02

    The Hipparcos mission has made it possible to constrain the positions of nearby field stars in the colour-magnitude diagram with very high accuracy. These positions can be compared with the predictions of stellar evolutionary calculations to provide information on the basic parameters of the stars: masses, radii, effective temperatures, ages, and chemical composition. The degeneracy between mass, age, and metallicity is not so large as to prevent a reliable estimate of masses, radii and effective temperatures, at least for stars of solar metallicity. The evolutionary models of Bertelli et al. (1994) predict those parameters finely, and furthermore, the applied transformation from the theoretical (log g-Teff) to the observational (Mv-B-V) plane is precise enough to derive radii with an uncertainty of ~ 6%, masses within ~ 8%, and Teffs within ~ 2% for a certain range of the stellar parameters. This is demonstrated by means of comparison with the measurements in eclipsing binaries and the InfraRed Flux Method. The application of the interpolation procedure in the theoretical isochrones to the stars within 100 pc from the Sun observed with Hipparcos provides estimates for 17,219 stars

  13. High frequency limit of the Transport Cross Section and boundedness of the Total Cross Section in scattering by an obstacle with impedance boundary conditions

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    A. I. Aleksenko; J. P. Cruz; E. L. Lakshtanov

    2007-12-19

    The scalar scattering of the plane wave by a strictly convex obstacle with impedance boundary conditions is considered. The uniform boundedness of the Total Cross Section for all values of frequencies is proved. The high frequency limit of the Transport Cross Section is founded and presented as a classical functional of the variational theory.

  14. The ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey VIII. Morphological and spectral classification of galaxies

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    T. Thomas; P. Katgert

    2005-10-10

    We have determined the morphological types of 2295 galaxies from the ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey (ENACS) from CCD images made with the Dutch telescope on La Silla. The reliability of our classification appears to be quite comparable to that of other classifiers. Recalibration of the ENACS spectral classification shows that early- and late- type galaxies can be distinguished from their spectra with 83% reliability. Ellipticals and S0 galaxies cannot be distinguished spectrally, while spectral classification of late spirals has a reliability of 70%. We derive average pseudo-colors and linestrengths from the ENACS spectra for the galaxies of different morphological types, considering bright (M -20) subsets of the galaxies without emission lines (non-ELG) separately. We find a strong and significant correlation between the average color and the average strength of the metal absorption lines. The average metallicity decreases and the average color gets bluer towards later Hubble type. In each morphological class the faint galaxies are bluer and less metal-rich than the bright ones. This extends the well-established color-magnitude relation of early-type galaxies to (late) spirals. Bright early spirals may, on average, have somewhat stronger H-delta absorption than the other galaxies, which could be due to recent starformation. The galaxies with emission lines (ELG) have a bluer spectral continuum than the non-ELG, and the amount of blueing hardly depends on morphological type. The fraction of ELG depends strongly on morphological type but it varies very little with projected distance from the cluster center.

  15. BAYESIAN ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY NEW STAR CANDIDATES IN NEARBY YOUNG STELLAR KINEMATIC GROUPS

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    Malo, Lison; Doyon, Rene; Lafreniere, David; Artigau, Etienne; Gagne, Jonathan; Baron, Frederique; Riedel, Adric E-mail: doyon@astro.umontreal.ca E-mail: artigau@astro.umontreal.ca E-mail: baron@astro.umontreal.ca

    2013-01-10

    We present a new method based on a Bayesian analysis to identify new members of nearby young kinematic groups. The analysis minimally takes into account the position, proper motion, magnitude, and color of a star, but other observables can be readily added (e.g., radial velocity, distance). We use this method to find new young low-mass stars in the {beta} Pictoris and AB Doradus moving groups and in the TW Hydrae, Tucana-Horologium, Columba, Carina, and Argus associations. Starting from a sample of 758 mid-K to mid-M (K5V-M5V) stars showing youth indicators such as H{alpha} and X-ray emission, our analysis yields 214 new highly probable low-mass members of the kinematic groups analyzed. One is in TW Hydrae, 37 in {beta} Pictoris, 17 in Tucana-Horologium, 20 in Columba, 6 in Carina, 50 in Argus, 32 in AB Doradus, and the remaining 51 candidates are likely young but have an ambiguous membership to more than one association. The false alarm rate for new candidates is estimated to be 5% for {beta} Pictoris and TW Hydrae, 10% for Tucana-Horologium, Columba, Carina, and Argus, and 14% for AB Doradus. Our analysis confirms the membership of 58 stars proposed in the literature. Firm membership confirmation of our new candidates will require measurement of their radial velocity (predicted by our analysis), parallax, and lithium 6708 A equivalent width. We have initiated these follow-up observations for a number of candidates, and we have identified two stars (2MASSJ01112542+1526214, 2MASSJ05241914-1601153) as very strong candidate members of the {beta} Pictoris moving group and one strong candidate member (2MASSJ05332558-5117131) of the Tucana-Horologium association; these three stars have radial velocity measurements confirming their membership and lithium detections consistent with young age.

  16. Chemical composition, microstructure, and hygroscopic properties of aerosol particles at the Zotino Tall Tower Observatory (ZOTTO), Siberia, during a summer campaign

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    Mikhailov, E. F.; Mironov, G. N.; Pöhlker, C.; Chi, X.; Krüger, M. L.; Shiraiwa, M.; Förster, J. -D.; Pöschl, U.; Vlasenko, S. S.; Ryshkevich, T. I.; et al

    2015-03-16

    In this study we describe the hygroscopic properties of accumulation- and coarse-mode aerosol particles sampled at the Zotino Tall Tower Observatory (ZOTTO) in Central Siberia (61° N; 89° E) from 16 to 21 June 2013. The hygroscopic growth measurements were supplemented with chemical analyses of the samples, including inorganic ions and organic/elemental carbon. In addition, the microstructure and chemical composition of aerosol particles were analyzed by X-ray micro-spectroscopy (STXM-NEXAFS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A mass closure analysis indicates that organic carbon accounted for 61 and 38% of PM in the accumulation mode and coarse mode, respectively. The water solublemore »fraction of organic matter was estimated to be 52 and 8% of PM in these modes. Sulfate, predominantly in the form of ammoniated sulfate, was the dominant inorganic component in both size modes: ~ 34% in the accumulation vs. ~ 47% in the coarse mode. The hygroscopic growth measurements were conducted with a filter-based differential hygroscopicity analyzer (FDHA) over the range of 5–99.4% RH in the hydration and dehydration operation modes. The FDHA study indicates that both accumulation and coarse modes exhibit pronounced water uptake approximately at the same RH, starting at ~ 70%, while efflorescence occurred at different humidities, i.e., at ~ 35% RH for submicron particles vs. ~ 50% RH for supermicron particles. This ~ 15% RH difference was attributed to higher content of organic material in the submicron particles, which suppresses water release in the dehydration experiments. The kappa mass interaction model (KIM) was applied to characterize and parameterize non-ideal solution behavior and concentration-dependent water uptake by atmospheric aerosol samples in the 5–99.4% RH range. Based on KIM, the volume-based hygroscopicity parameter, ?v, was calculated. The ?v, ws value related to the water soluble (ws) fraction was estimated to be ~ 0.15 for the accumulation mode and ~ 0.36 for the coarse mode, respectively. The obtained ?v, ws for the accumulation mode is in good agreement with earlier data reported for remote sites in the Amazon rain forest (?v ≈ 0.15) and a Colorado boreal forest (?v ≈ 0.16). We used the Zdanovskii–Stokes–Robinson (ZSR) mixing rule to predict the chemical composition dependent hygroscopicity, ?v, p. The obtained ?v, p values overestimate the experimental FDHA-KIM-derived ?v, ws by factors of 1.8 and 1.5 for the accumulation and coarse modes, respectively. This divergence can be partly explained by incomplete dissolution of the hygroscopic inorganic compounds resulting from kinetic limitations due to a sparingly soluble organic coating. The TEM and STXM-NEXAFS results indicate that aged submicron (>300 nm) and supermicron aerosol particles possess core-shell structures with an inorganic core, and are enriched in organic carbon at the mixed particle surface. The direct FDHA kinetic studies provide a bulk diffusion coefficient of water of ~ 10?12 cm2 s?1 indicating a semi-solid state of the organic-rich phase leading to kinetic limitations of water uptake and release during hydration and dehydration cycles. Overall the present ZOTTO data set, obtained in the growing season, has revealed a strong influence of organic carbon on the hygroscopic properties of the ambient aerosols. The sparingly soluble organic coating controls hygroscopic growth, phase transitions, and microstructural rearrangement processes. The observed kinetic limitations can strongly influence the outcome of experiments performed on multi-second time scales, such as the commonly applied HTDMA (Hygroscopicity Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer) and CCNC (Cloud Condensation Nuclei Counter) measurements.« less

  17. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 389, 629650 (2008) doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13567.x The relations among 8, 24 and 160 m dust emission within nearby

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    Draine, Bruce T.

    2008-01-01

    among 8, 24 and 160 m dust emission within nearby spiral galaxies G. J. Bendo,1 B. T. Draine,2 C. W the stellar continuum-subtracted 8 m polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH 8 m) emission, 24 m hot dust emission and 160 m cold dust emission in 15 nearby face-on spiral galaxies in the Spitzer Infrared Nearby

  18. BROAD Ly{alpha} EMISSION FROM THREE NEARBY BL LACERTAE OBJECTS

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    Stocke, John T.; Danforth, Charles W. [CASA, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, 389-UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Perlman, Eric S., E-mail: danforth@casa.colorado.edu, E-mail: stocke@casa.colorado.edu, E-mail: eperlman@fit.edu [Florida Institute of Technology, Physics and Space Sciences Department, 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901 (United States)

    2011-05-10

    We present far-UV HST/COS spectra of four nearby BL Lac objects. BL Lac spectra are dominated by a smooth, power-law continuum which arises in a relativistic jet. However, the spectra are not necessarily featureless; weak, broad- and/or narrow-line emission is sometimes seen in high-quality optical spectra. We present detections of Ly{alpha} emission in HST/COS spectra of Mrk 421 (z = 0.030) and PKS 2005-489 (z = 0.071) as well as an archival HST/GHRS observation of Mrk 501 (z = 0.0337). Archival HST/STIS observations of PKS 2155-304 (z = 0.116) show no Ly{alpha} emission to a very low upper limit. Using the assumption that the broad-line region (BLR) clouds are symmetrically placed around the active galactic nucleus (AGN), we use these measured Ly{alpha} emission features to constrain either the relativistic {Gamma} values for the ionizing continuum produced by the jet (in the ionization-bounded case) or the mass of warm gas (in the density-bounded case). While realistic {Gamma} values can be obtained for all four cases, the values for Mrk 421 and PKS 2155-304 are high enough to suggest that covering factors of BLR clouds of {approx}1%-2% might be required to provide consistency with earlier values of Doppler boosting and viewing angles suggested for this class of BL Lacs. This discrepancy also exists in the case of M 87, where the amount of Doppler boosting in our direction is expected to be minimal, again suggestive of a small covering factor of BLR clouds. If, as these small covering factors might suggest, the assumptions of a density-bounded model could be more correct, then the observed Ly{alpha} luminosities require that BL Lac/FR 1 nuclei possess very little warm gas (10{sup -4} to 10{sup -5} M{sub sun}) as suggested by Guilbert et al. If these clouds are in pressure balance with a hotter ({approx}10{sup 6} K) gas, the BLR contains too little mass to power the AGN by accretion alone.

  19. Deformation of Compliant Fault Zones Induced by Nearby Earthquakes: Theoretical Investigations in Three Dimensions and Applications to The East California Shear Zone 

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    Kang, Jingqian

    2014-02-21

    Using dynamic modeling of earthquake rupture on a strike-slip fault and seismic wave propagation in a three dimensional inhomogeneous elastoplastic medium, I investigate the inelastic response of compliant fault zones to nearby earthquakes. I...

  20. Jets in nearby FRII radio galaxies By M a r t i n H a r d c a s t l e

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    Hardcastle, Martin

    Jets in nearby FRII radio galaxies By M a r t i n H a r d c a s t l e e­mail: mjh22@mrao KINGDOM Jets are now detected in up to 70% of a sample of 50 nearby FRII radio galaxies with z ! 0:3 taken a significant increase in detection rates over previous systematic jet searches. The jets in the sample

  1. THE NEAR-INFRARED CORONAL LINE SPECTRUM OF 54 NEARBY ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI

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    Rodriguez-Ardila, A.

    2011-12-20

    The relationship between the emission of coronal lines (CLs) and nuclear activity in 36 Type 1 and 18 Type 2 active galactic nuclei (AGNs) is analyzed, for the first time, based on near-infrared (0.8-2.4 {mu}m) spectra. The eight CLs studied, of Si, S, Fe, Al, and Ca elements and corresponding to ionization potentials (IPs) in the range 125-450 eV, are detected (3{sigma}) in 67% (36 AGNs) of the sample. Our analysis shows that the four most frequent CLs [Si VI] 1.963 {mu}m, [S VIII] 0.9913 {mu}m, [S IX] 1.252 {mu}m, and [Si X] 1.430 {mu}m display a narrow range in luminosity, with most lines located in the interval log L 39-40 erg s{sup -1}. We found that the non-detection is largely associated with either loss of spatial resolution or increasing object distance: CLs are essentially nuclear and easily lose contrast in the continuum stellar light for nearby sources or get diluted by the strong AGN continuum as the redshift increases. Yet, there are AGNs where the lack of coronal emission, i.e., lines with IP {>=} 100 eV, may be genuine. The absence of these lines reflects a non-standard AGN ionizing continuum, namely, a very hard spectrum lacking photons below a few Kev. The analysis of the line profiles points out a trend of increasing FWHM with increasing IPs up to energies around 300 eV, where a maximum in the FWHM is reached. For higher IP lines, the FWHM remains nearly constant or decreases with increasing IPs. We ascribe this effect to an increasing density environment as we approach the innermost regions of these AGNs, where densities above the critical density of the CLs with IPs larger than 300 eV are reached. This sets a strict range limit for the density in the boundary region between the narrow and the broad region of 10{sup 8}-10{sup 9} cm{sup -3}. A relationship between the luminosity of the CLs and that of the soft and hard X-ray emission and the soft X-ray photon index is observed: the coronal emission becomes stronger with both increasing X-ray emission (soft and hard) and steeper X-ray photon index, i.e., softer X-ray spectra. Thus, photoionization appears as the dominant excitation mechanism. These trends hold when considering Type 1 sources only; they get weaker or vanish when including Type 2 sources, very likely because the X-ray emission measured in the latter is not the intrinsic ionizing continuum.

  2. OVERVIEW OF THE SDSS-IV MaNGA SURVEY: MAPPING NEARBY GALAXIES AT APACHE POINT OBSERVATORY

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    Bundy, Kevin; Bershady, Matthew A.; Wake, David A.; Tremonti, Christy; Diamond-Stanic, Aleksandar M.; Law, David R.; Cherinka, Brian; Yan, Renbin; Sánchez-Gallego, José R.; Drory, Niv; MacDonald, Nicholas; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Thomas, Daniel; Masters, Karen; Coccato, Lodovico; Aragón-Salamanca, Alfonso; Avila-Reese, Vladimir; Badenes, Carles; Falcón-Barroso, Jésus; Belfiore, Francesco; and others

    2015-01-01

    We present an overview of a new integral field spectroscopic survey called MaNGA (Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory), one of three core programs in the fourth-generation Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) that began on 2014 July 1. MaNGA will investigate the internal kinematic structure and composition of gas and stars in an unprecedented sample of 10,000 nearby galaxies. We summarize essential characteristics of the instrument and survey design in the context of MaNGA's key science goals and present prototype observations to demonstrate MaNGA's scientific potential. MaNGA employs dithered observations with 17 fiber-bundle integral field units that vary in diameter from 12'' (19 fibers) to 32'' (127 fibers). Two dual-channel spectrographs provide simultaneous wavelength coverage over 3600-10300 Å at R ? 2000. With a typical integration time of 3 hr, MaNGA reaches a target r-band signal-to-noise ratio of 4-8 (Å{sup –1} per 2'' fiber) at 23 AB mag arcsec{sup –2}, which is typical for the outskirts of MaNGA galaxies. Targets are selected with M {sub *} ? 10{sup 9} M {sub ?} using SDSS-I redshifts and i-band luminosity to achieve uniform radial coverage in terms of the effective radius, an approximately flat distribution in stellar mass, and a sample spanning a wide range of environments. Analysis of our prototype observations demonstrates MaNGA's ability to probe gas ionization, shed light on recent star formation and quenching, enable dynamical modeling, decompose constituent components, and map the composition of stellar populations. MaNGA's spatially resolved spectra will enable an unprecedented study of the astrophysics of nearby galaxies in the coming 6 yr.

  3. XMM-NEWTON OBSERVATIONS OF LUMINOUS SOURCES IN NEARBY GALAXIES NGC 4395, NGC 4736, AND NGC 4258

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    Akyuz, A.; Avdan, H.; Kayaci, S.; Ozel, M. E.; Sonbas, E.; Balman, S.

    2013-03-15

    We present the results of a study of non-nuclear discrete sources in a sample of three nearby spiral galaxies (NGC 4395, NGC 4736, and NGC 4258) based on XMM-Newton archival data supplemented with Chandra data for spectral and timing analyses. A total of 75 X-ray sources have been detected within the D{sub 25} regions of the target galaxies. The large collecting area of XMM-Newton makes the statistics sufficient to obtain spectral fitting for 16 (about 20%) of these sources. Compiling the extensive archival exposures available, we were able to obtain the detailed spectral shapes of diverse classes of point sources. We have also studied temporal properties of these luminous sources. Eleven of them are found to show short-term (less than 80 ks) variation while eight of them show long-term variation within factors of {approx}2-5 during a time interval of {approx}2-12 years. Timing analysis provides strong evidence that most of these sources are accreting X-ray binary systems. One source that has properties different from others was suspected to be a supernova remnant, and our follow-up optical observation confirmed this. Our results indicate that sources within the three nearby galaxies are showing a variety of source populations, including several ultraluminous X-ray sources, X-ray binaries, transients together with a super soft source, and a background active galactic nucleus candidate.

  4. THE GREEN BANK TELESCOPE MAPS THE DENSE, STAR-FORMING GAS IN THE NEARBY STARBURST GALAXY M82

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    Kepley, Amanda A.; Frayer, David [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944-0002 (United States); Leroy, Adam K. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475 (United States); Usero, Antonio [Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, C/Alfonso XII, 3, E-28014 Madrid (Spain); Marvil, Josh [Department of Physics, New Mexico Tech., 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Walter, Fabian, E-mail: akepley@nrao.edu [Max Planck Institute fur Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2014-01-01

    Observations of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies show that dense molecular gas correlates with recent star formation, suggesting that the formation of this gas phase may help regulate star formation. A key test of this idea requires wide-area, high-resolution maps of dense molecular gas in galaxies to explore how local physical conditions drive dense gas formation, but these observations have been limited because of the faintness of dense gas tracers like HCN and HCO{sup +}. Here we demonstrate the power of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT)—the largest single-dish millimeter radio telescope—for mapping dense gas in galaxies by presenting the most sensitive maps yet of HCN and HCO{sup +} in the starburst galaxy M82. The HCN and HCO{sup +} in the disk of this galaxy correlates with both recent star formation and more diffuse molecular gas and shows kinematics consistent with a rotating torus. The HCO{sup +} emission extending to the north and south of the disk is coincident with the outflow previously identified in CO and traces the eastern edge of the hot outflowing gas. The central starburst region has a higher ratio of star formation to dense gas than the outer regions, pointing to the starburst as a key driver of this relationship. These results establish that the GBT can efficiently map the dense molecular gas at 90 GHz in nearby galaxies, a capability that will increase further with the 16 element feed array under construction.

  5. ROSAT X-ray Spectral Properties of Nearby Young Associations: TW Hydrae, Tucana-Horologium, and the beta Pic Moving Group

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    Joel H. Kastner; Lara Crigger; Margaret Rich; David A. Weintraub

    2002-11-15

    We present archival ROSAT data for three recently identified, nearby (DPic Moving Group. The distributions of ROSAT X-ray hardness ratios (HR1, HR2) for these three groups, whose membership is dominated by low-mass, weak-lined T Tauri stars, are tightly clustered and very similar to one another. The value of HR1 for TW Hya itself -- the only bona fide classical T Tauri star in any of the nearby groups -- is clearly anomalous among these nearby young stars. We compare the hardness ratio distributions of stars in the three nearby groups with those of T Tauri stars, the Hyades, and main sequence dwarfs in the field. This comparison demonstrates that the X-ray spectra of F through M stars soften with age, and that F and G stars evolve more rapidly in X-ray spectral hardness than do K and M stars. It is as yet unclear whether this trend can be attributed to age-dependent changes in the intrinsic X-ray spectra of stars of type F and later, to a decrease in the column density of circumstellar gas (e.g., in residual protoplanetary disks), or to the diminishing contributions of star-disk interactions to X-ray emission. Regardless, these results demonstrate that analysis of archival ROSAT X-ray spectral data can help both to identify nearby, young associations and to ascertain the X-ray emission properties of members of known associations.

  6. BANYAN. II. Very low mass and substellar candidate members to nearby, young kinematic groups with previously known signs of youth

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    Gagné, Jonathan; Lafrenière, David; Doyon, René; Malo, Lison; Artigau, Étienne

    2014-03-10

    We present Bayesian Analysis for Nearby Young AssociatioNs II (BANYAN II), a modified Bayesian analysis for assessing the membership of later-than-M5 objects to any of several Nearby Young Associations (NYAs). In addition to using kinematic information (from sky position and proper motion), this analysis exploits 2MASS-WISE color-magnitude diagrams in which old and young objects follow distinct sequences. As an improvement over our earlier work, the spatial and kinematic distributions for each association are now modeled as ellipsoids whose axes need not be aligned with the Galactic coordinate axes, and we use prior probabilities matching the expected populations of the NYAs considered versus field stars. We present an extensive contamination analysis to characterize the performance of our new method. We find that Bayesian probabilities are generally representative of contamination rates, except when a parallax measurement is considered. In this case contamination rates become significantly smaller and hence Bayesian probabilities for NYA memberships are pessimistic. We apply this new algorithm to a sample of 158 objects from the literature that are either known to display spectroscopic signs of youth or have unusually red near-infrared colors for their spectral type. Based on our analysis, we identify 25 objects as new highly probable candidates to NYAs, including a new M7.5 bona fide member to Tucana-Horologium, making it the latest-type member. In addition, we reveal that a known L2? dwarf is co-moving with a bright M5 dwarf, and we show for the first time that two of the currently known ultra red L dwarfs are strong candidates to the AB Doradus moving group. Several objects identified here as highly probable members to NYAs could be free-floating planetary-mass objects if their membership is confirmed.

  7. Observations of magnetic fields in the Milky Way and in nearby galaxies with a Square Kilometre Array

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    R. Beck; B. M. Gaensler

    2004-10-26

    The role of magnetic fields in the dynamical evolution of galaxies and of the interstellar medium (ISM) is not well understood, mainly because such fields are difficult to directly observe. Radio astronomy provides the best tools to measure magnetic fields: synchrotron radiation traces fields illuminated by cosmic-ray electrons, while Faraday rotation and Zeeman splitting allow us to detect fields in all kinds of astronomical plasmas, from lowest to highest densities. Here we describe how fundamental new advances in studying magnetic fields, both in our own Milky Way and in other nearby galaxies, can be made through observations with the proposed Square Kilometre Array. Underpinning much of what we propose is an all-sky survey of Faraday rotation, in which we will accumulate tens of millions of rotation measure measurements toward background radio sources. This will provide a unique database for studying magnetic fields in individual Galactic supernova remnants and HII regions, for characterizing the overall magnetic geometry of our Galaxy's disk and halo, and for understanding the structure and evolution of magnetic fields in galaxies. Also of considerable interest will be the mapping of diffuse polarized emission from the Milky Way in many narrow bands over a wide frequency range. This will allow us to carry out Faraday tomography of the Galaxy, yielding a high-resolution three-dimensional picture of the magnetic field within a few kpc of the Sun, and allowing us to understand its coupling to the other components of the ISM. Finally, direct synchrotron imaging of a large number of nearby galaxies, combined with Faraday rotation data, will allow us to determine the magnetic field structure in these sources, and to test both the dynamo and primordial field theories for field origin and amplification.

  8. Extracting the geometry of an obstacle and a zeroth-order coefficient of a boundary condition via the enclosure method using a single reflected wave over a finite time interval

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    Masaru Ikehata

    2013-10-30

    This paper considers an inverse problem for the classical wave equation in an exterior domain. It is a mathematical interpretation of an inverse obstacle problem which employs the dynamical scattering data of acoustic wave over a finite time interval. It is assumed that the wave satisfies a Robin type boundary condition with an unknown variable coefficient. The wave is generated by the initial data localized outside the obstacle and observed over a finite time interval at the same place as the support of the initial data. It is already known that, using the enclosure method, one can extract the maximum sphere whose exterior encloses the obstacle, from the data. In this paper, it is shown that the enclosure method enables us to extract also: (i) a quantity which indicates the deviation of the geometry between the maximum sphere and the boundary of the obstacle at the first reflection points of the wave; (ii) the value of the coefficient of the boundary condition at an arbitrary first reflection point of the wave provided, for example, the surface of the obstacle is known in a neighbourhood of the point. Another new obtained knowledge is that: the enclosure method can cover the case when the data are taken over a sphere whose centre coincides with that of the support of an initial data and yields corresponding results to (i) and (ii).

  9. SIM PlanetQuest: The Most Promising Near-Term Technique to Detect, Find Masses, and Determine Three-Dimensional Orbits of Nearby Habitable Planets

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    M. Shao; G. Marcy; S. Unwin; R. Allen; C. Beichman; J. Catanzarite; B. Chaboyer; D. Ciardi; S. J. Edberg; D. Gallagher; A. Gould; T. Henry; K. Johnston; S. Kulkarni; N. Law; S. Majewski; J. Marr; N. Law; X. Pan; S. Shaklan; E. Shaya; A. Tanner; J. Tomsick; A. Wehrle; G. Worthey

    2007-04-06

    The past two Decadal Surveys in Astronomy and Astrophysics recommended the completion of a space-based interferometry mission, known today as SIM PlanetQuest, for its unique ability to detect and characterize nearby rocky planets (Bahcall 1991, McKee & Taylor 2001), as well as contributions to a broad range of problems in astrophysics. Numerous committees of the National Research Council as well as NASA Roadmaps have similarly highlighted SIM as the one technology that offers detection and characterization of rocky planets around nearby stars and which is technically ready. To date, SIM remains the only program with the capability of detecting and confirming rocky planets in the habitable zones of nearby solar-type stars. Moreover, SIM measures masses and three-dimensional orbits of habitable planets around nearby stars (within 25 pc); these are the only stars for which follow-up by other techniques is feasible, such as space-based spectroscopy, ground-based interferometry, and of course TPF.

  10. GROUP 5 -Cogeneration read also the GROUP 1 notes posted nearby This is a 'cogeneration' plant meaning that the part of the heating from wood burning

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    GROUP 5 - Cogeneration read also the GROUP 1 notes posted nearby This is a 'cogeneration' plant are the environmental impacts of paper making? Does this plant use recycled paper? Is this paper mill likely to continue of fuels for the present and projected plant. A bit more at the PTPM website: http

  11. We present HI observations of the environment of three nearby (~ 2000-2500 km s-1 ) Ly-absorbers. The absorbers are located along the sight lines towards Markarian 817, Markarian 509 and VII Zwicky 118. The

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    Hibbard, John

    ABSTRACT We present HI observations of the environment of three nearby (~ 2000-2500 km s-1 ) Ly. We thus find, by comparing to the HI mass function, that there is 4 to 5 times more HI around Ly- absorbers than on average in the sky. The HI Environment of Nearby Ly-alpha Absorbers INTRODUCTION Numerical

  12. Acceleration of Solar Wind Ions by Nearby Interplanetary Shocks: Comparison of Monte Carlo Simulations with Ulysses Observations

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    Matthew G. Baring; Keith Ogilvie; Donald Ellison; Robert Forsyth

    1996-10-02

    The most stringent test of theoretical models of the first-order Fermi mechanism at collisionless astrophysical shocks is a comparison of the theoretical predictions with observational data on particle populations. Such comparisons have yielded good agreement between observations at the quasi-parallel portion of the Earth's bow shock and three theoretical approaches, including Monte Carlo kinetic simulations. This paper extends such model testing to the realm of oblique interplanetary shocks: here observations of proton and alpha particle distributions made by the SWICS ion mass spectrometer on Ulysses at nearby interplanetary shocks are compared with test particle Monte Carlo simulation predictions of accelerated populations. The plasma parameters used in the simulation are obtained from measurements of solar wind particles and the magnetic field upstream of individual shocks. Good agreement between downstream spectral measurements and the simulation predictions are obtained for two shocks by allowing the the ratio of the mean-free scattering length to the ionic gyroradius, to vary in an optimization of the fit to the data. Generally small values of this ratio are obtained, corresponding to the case of strong scattering. The acceleration process appears to be roughly independent of the mass or charge of the species.

  13. No X-rays from the very nearby type Ia SN 2014J: Constraints on its environment

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    Margutti, R.; Parrent, J.; Kamble, A.; Soderberg, A. M.; Milisavljevic, D.; Drout, M. R.; Kirshner, R. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Foley, R. J. [Astronomy Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)

    2014-07-20

    Deep X-ray observations of the post-explosion environment around the very nearby Type Ia SN 2014J (d{sub L} = 3.5 Mpc) reveal no X-ray emission down to a luminosity L{sub x} < 7 × 10{sup 36} erg s{sup –1} (0.3-10 keV) at ?t ? 20 days after the explosion. We interpret this limit in the context of inverse Compton emission from upscattered optical photons by the supernova shock and constrain the pre-explosion mass-loss rate of the stellar progenitor system to be M-dot <10{sup ?9} M{sub ?} yr{sup ?1} (for wind velocity v{sub w} = 100 km s{sup –1}). Alternatively, the SN shock might be expanding into a uniform medium with density n{sub CSM} < 3 cm{sup –3}. These results rule out single-degenerate (SD) systems with steady mass loss until the terminal explosion and constrain the fraction of transferred material lost at the outer Lagrangian point to be ?1%. The allowed progenitors are (1) white dwarf-white dwarf progenitors, (2) SD systems with unstable hydrogen burning experiencing recurrent nova eruptions with recurrence time t < 300 yr, and (3) stars where the mass loss ceases before the explosion.

  14. Extragalactic archeology with the GHOSTS Survey I. - Age-resolved disk structure of nearby low-mass galaxies

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    Streich, David; Bailin, Jeremy; Bell, Eric F; Holwerda, Benne W; Minchev, Ivan; Monachesi, Antonela; Radburn-Smith, David J

    2015-01-01

    We study the individual evolution histories of three nearby low-mass edge-on galaxies (IC 5052, NGC4244, and NGC5023). Using resolved stellar populations, we constructed star count density maps for populations of different ages and analyzed the change of structural parameters with stellar age within each galaxy. We do not detect a separate thick disk in any of the three galaxies, even though our observations cover a wider range in equivalent surface brightness than any integrated light study. While scale heights increase with age, each population can be well described by a single disk. Two of the galaxies contain a very weak additional component, which we identify as the faint halo. The mass of these faint halos is lower than 1% of the mass of the disk. The three galaxies show low vertical heating rates, which are much lower than the heating rate of the Milky Way. This indicates that heating agents, such as giant molecular clouds and spiral structure, are weak in low-mass galaxies. All populations in the thre...

  15. BANYAN. VII. A New Population of Young Substellar Candidate Members of Nearby Moving Groups from the BASS Survey

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    Gagné, Jonathan; Cruz, Kelle L; Lafrenière, David; Doyon, René; Malo, Lison; Burgasser, Adam J; Naud, Marie-Eve; Artigau, Étienne; Bouchard, Sandie; Gizis, John E; Albert, Loïc

    2015-01-01

    [Abbreviated] We present the results of a near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopic follow-up survey of 182 M4-L7 low-mass stars and brown dwarfs (BDs) from the BANYAN All-Sky Survey (BASS) for candidate members of nearby, young moving groups (YMGs). We confirm signs of low-gravity for 42 new BD discoveries with estimated masses between 8-75 $M_{Jup}$ and identify previously unrecognized signs of low gravity for 24 known BDs. This allows us to refine the fraction of low-gravity dwarfs in the high-probability BASS sample to $\\sim$82%. We use this unique sample of 66 young BDs, supplemented with 22 young BDs from the literature, to construct new empirical NIR absolute magnitude and color sequences for low-gravity BDs. We obtain a spectroscopic confirmation of low-gravity for 2MASS J14252798-3650229, which is a new $\\sim$27 $M_{Jup}$, L4 $\\gamma$ bona fide member of AB Doradus. We identify a total of 19 new low-gravity candidate members of YMGs with estimated masses below 13 $M_{Jup}$, seven of which have kinematically ...

  16. Box/Peanut and Bar structures in edge-on and face-on SDSS nearby galaxies I. Catalogue

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    Yoshino, Akira

    2014-01-01

    We investigate Box/Peanut and bar structures in image data of edge-on and face-on nearby galaxies taken from SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) to present catalogues containing the surface brightness parameters and the morphology classification. About 1700 edge-on galaxies and 2600 face-on galaxies are selected from SDSS DR7 in g, r and i-band. The images of each galaxy are fitted with the model of 2-dimensional surface brightness of S\\'{e}rsic bulge and exponential disk. After removing some irregular data, Box/Peanut, bar and other structures are easily distinguished by eye using residual (observed minus model) images. We find 292 Box/Peanut structures in the 1329 edge-on samples and 630 bar structures in 1890 face-on samples in i-band, after removing some irregular data. Then the fraction of Box/Peanut galaxies is about 22 percent against the edge-on samples, and that of bar is about 33 percent (about 50 percent if 629 elliptical galaxies are removed) against the face-on samples. Furthermore the strengths of t...

  17. Power line fault current coupling to nearby natural gas pipelines: Volume 3, Analysis of pipeline coating impedance: Final report

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    Dabkowski, J.; Frazier, M. J.

    1988-08-01

    This report is a compilation of results obtained from two research programs. The response of a pipeline and coating at the higher voltage excitation levels encountered under power line fault conditions appears to be dominated by conduction at holiday sites in the coating. A simple analytical model was developed for predicting the resistance of a pipeline coating holiday as a function of the voltage produced across the pipeline coating by a nearby faulted power transmission line. The model was initially validated using coated pipeline samples stressed by a capacitive discharge voltage. Additional validation tests were then performed at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company's High Voltage Engineering Research Facility using high voltage ac waveforms for fault simulation. The principle program objective was to develop, both by laboratory and controlled field testing, an electrical resistance characterization for the pipeline coating as a function of the applied voltage level. The development of this model will allow a more accurate prediction of coupled voltage levels to a pipeline during fault current conditions. 54 figs, 3 tabs.

  18. The nearby supernova factory

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    2004-01-01

    cadence gives fewer supernovae but better constraints on thein 2003. Key words: supernovae, galaxies Preprint submitted2004 Introduction Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) have proven

  19. Four nearby L dwarfs

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    I. Neill Reid; J. Davy Kirkpatrick; J. E. Gizis; C. C. Dahn; D. G. Monet; R. J. Williams; James Liebert; A. J. Burgasser

    1999-09-20

    We present spectroscopic, photometric and astrometric observations of four bright L dwarfs identified in the course of the 2MASS near-infrared survey. Our spectroscopic data extend to wavelengths shortward of 5000\\AA in the L0 dwarf 2MASSJ0746+2000 and the L4 dwarf 2MASSJ0036+1840, allowing the identification of absorption bands due to MgH and CaOH. The atomic resonance lines Ca I 4227\\AA and Na I 5890/5896\\AA are extremely strong, with the latter having an equivalent width of 240\\AA in the L4 dwarf. By spectral type L5, the D lines extend over $\\sim1000$\\AA and absorb a substantial fraction of the flux emitted in the V band, with a corresponding effect on the (V-I) broadband colour. The KI resonance doublet at 7665/7699\\AA increases in equivalent width from spectral type M3 to M7, but decreases in strength from M7 to L0 before broadening substantially at later types. These variations are likely driven by dust formation in these cool atmospheres.

  20. OXYGEN ABUNDANCES IN NEARBY FGK STARS AND THE GALACTIC CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF THE LOCAL DISK AND HALO

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    Ramirez, I.; Lambert, D. L. [McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 2515 Speedway, Stop C1400, Austin, TX 78712-1205 (United States)] [McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 2515 Speedway, Stop C1400, Austin, TX 78712-1205 (United States); Allende Prieto, C. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)] [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

    2013-02-10

    Atmospheric parameters and oxygen abundances of 825 nearby FGK stars are derived using high-quality spectra and a non-local thermodynamic equilibrium analysis of the 777 nm O I triplet lines. We assign a kinematic probability for the stars to be thin-disk (P {sub 1}), thick-disk (P {sub 2}), and halo (P {sub 3}) members. We confirm previous findings of enhanced [O/Fe] in thick-disk (P {sub 2} > 0.5) relative to thin-disk (P {sub 1} > 0.5) stars with [Fe/H] {approx}< -0.2, as well as a 'knee' that connects the mean [O/Fe]-[Fe/H] trend of thick-disk stars with that of thin-disk members at [Fe/H] {approx}> -0.2. Nevertheless, we find that the kinematic membership criterion fails at separating perfectly the stars in the [O/Fe]-[Fe/H] plane, even when a very restrictive kinematic separation is employed. Stars with 'intermediate' kinematics (P {sub 1} < 0.7, P {sub 2} < 0.7) do not all populate the region of the [O/Fe]-[Fe/H] plane intermediate between the mean thin-disk and thick-disk trends, but their distribution is not necessarily bimodal. Halo stars (P {sub 3} > 0.5) show a large star-to-star scatter in [O/Fe]-[Fe/H], but most of it is due to stars with Galactocentric rotational velocity V < -200 km s{sup -1}; halo stars with V > -200 km s{sup -1} follow an [O/Fe]-[Fe/H] relation with almost no star-to-star scatter. Early mergers with satellite galaxies explain most of our observations, but the significant fraction of disk stars with 'ambiguous' kinematics and abundances suggests that scattering by molecular clouds and radial migration have both played an important role in determining the kinematic and chemical properties of solar neighborhood stars.

  1. The RINGS Survey: High-Resolution H-alpha Velocity Fields of Nearby Spiral Galaxies with the SALT Fabry-Perot

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    Mitchell, Carl J; Williams, T B; Spekkens, Kristine; Lee-Waddell, K; de Naray, Rachel Kuzio

    2015-01-01

    We have obtained high-spatial-resolution spectrophotometric data on several nearby spiral galaxies with the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) Fabry-P\\'erot interferometer on the Robert Stobie Spectrograph (RSS) as a part of the RSS Imaging spectroscopy Nearby Galaxy Survey (RINGS). We have successfully reduced two tracks of Fabry-P\\'erot data for the galaxy NGC 2280 to produce a velocity field of the H-alpha line of excited hydrogen. We have modeled these data with the DiskFit modeling software and found these models to be in excellent agreement both with previous measurements in the literature and with our lower-resolution HI velocity field of the same galaxy. Despite this good agreement, small regions exist where the difference between the H-alpha and HI velocities is larger than would be expected from typical dispersions. We investigate these regions of high velocity difference and offer possible explanations for their existence.

  2. Nearby Supernova Factory Observations of SN 2005gj: Another TypeIa Supernova in a Massive Circumstellar Envelope

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    Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bauer, A.; Blanc, N.; Bongard, S.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Gilles, S.; Kessler, R.; Kocevski, D.; Lee, B.C.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Thomas, R.C.; Wang, L.; Weaver, B.A.; Rabinowitz, D.; Bauer, A.

    2006-06-01

    We report the independent discovery and follow-up observations of supernova 2005gj by the Nearby Supernova Factory. This is the second confirmed case of a ''hybrid'' Type Ia/IIn supernova, which like the prototype SN 2002ic, we interpret as the explosion of a white dwarf interacting with a circumstellar medium. Our early-phase photometry of SN 2005gj shows that the strength of the interaction between the supernova ejecta and circumstellar material is much stronger than for SN 2002ic. Our .rst spectrum shows a hot continuum with broad and narrow H{alpha} emission. Later spectra, spanning over 4 months from outburst, show clear Type Ia features combined with broad and narrow H{gamma}, H{beta},H{alpha} and He I {lambda}{lambda}5876,7065 in emission. At higher resolution, P Cygni profiles are apparent. Surprisingly, we also observe an inverted P Cygni profile for [O III] {lambda}5007. We find that the lightcurve and measured velocity of the unshocked circumstellar material imply mass loss as recently as 8 years ago. This is in contrast to SN 2002ic, for which an inner cavity in the circumstellar material was inferred. Within the context of the thin-shell approximation, the early lightcurve is well-described by a flat radial density profile for the circumstellar material. However, our decomposition of the spectra into Type Ia and shock emission components allows for little obscuration of the supernova, suggesting an aspherical or clumpy distribution for the circumstellar material. We suggest that the emission line velocity profiles arise from electron scattering rather than the kinematics of the shock. This is supported by the inferred high densities, and the lack of evidence for evolution in the line widths. Ground- and space-based photometry, and Keck spectroscopy, of the host galaxy are used to ascertain that the host galaxy has low metallicity (Z/Z{sub {circle_dot}} < 0.3; 95% confidence) and that this galaxy is undergoing a significant star formation event that began roughly 200 {+-} 70 Myr ago. We discuss the implications of these observations for progenitor models and cosmology using Type Ia supernovae.

  3. A Generalized {ital K} Correction for Type Ia Supernovae: Comparing {ital R}-band Photometry Beyond {ital z=9.2} with B,V, and {ital R}-band Nearby Photometry

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    Goodbar, Ariel

    2008-01-01

    Supernovae: Comparing R-band Photometry Beyond z = 0.2 withB, V, and R-band Nearby Photometry Alex Kim, Ariel Goobar,Supernovae: Comparing R-band Photometry Beyond z =0.2 with

  4. CARMA SURVEY TOWARD INFRARED-BRIGHT NEARBY GALAXIES (STING). III. THE DEPENDENCE OF ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR GAS SURFACE DENSITIES ON GALAXY PROPERTIES

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    Wong, Tony; Xue, Rui; Bolatto, Alberto D.; Fisher, David B.; Vogel, Stuart N.; Leroy, Adam K.; Blitz, Leo; Rosolowsky, Erik; Bigiel, Frank; Ott, Jürgen; Rahman, Nurur; Walter, Fabian

    2013-11-01

    We investigate the correlation between CO and H I emission in 18 nearby galaxies from the CARMA Survey Toward IR-Bright Nearby Galaxies (STING) at sub-kpc and kpc scales. Our sample, spanning a wide range in stellar mass and metallicity, reveals evidence for a metallicity dependence of the H I column density measured in regions exhibiting CO emission. Such a dependence is predicted by the equilibrium model of McKee and Krumholz, which balances H{sub 2} formation and dissociation. The observed H I column density is often smaller than predicted by the model, an effect we attribute to unresolved clumping, although values close to the model prediction are also seen. We do not observe H I column densities much larger than predicted, as might be expected were there a diffuse H I component that did not contribute to H{sub 2} shielding. We also find that the H{sub 2} column density inferred from CO correlates strongly with the stellar surface density, suggesting that the local supply of molecular gas is tightly regulated by the stellar disk.

  5. Vision-based obstacle avoidance

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    Galbraith, John (Los Alamos, NM)

    2006-07-18

    A method for allowing a robot to avoid objects along a programmed path: first, a field of view for an electronic imager of the robot is established along a path where the electronic imager obtains the object location information within the field of view; second, a population coded control signal is then derived from the object location information and is transmitted to the robot; finally, the robot then responds to the control signal and avoids the detected object.

  6. MA69400 Obstacle Type Problems

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    Aug 23, 2010 ... transitions and fluid mechanics. ... The objective in this course is to give an introduction to the theory of ... classification of global solutions, geometric and energy criterions for the regularity of the free boundary, singular points.

  7. Reciprocally-rotating Velocity Obstacles 

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    Giese, Andrew W

    2014-04-18

    Modern multi-agent systems frequently use high-level planners to extract basic paths for agents, and then rely on local collision avoidance to ensure that the agents reach their destinations without colliding with one another...

  8. THE LICK-CARNEGIE EXOPLANET SURVEY: A 3.1 M{sub +} PLANET IN THE HABITABLE ZONE OF THE NEARBY M3V STAR GLIESE 581

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    Vogt, Steven S.; Rivera, E. J.; Haghighipour, N.; Henry, Gregory W.; Williamson, Michael H.

    2010-11-01

    We present 11 years of HIRES precision radial velocities (RVs) of the nearby M3V star Gliese 581, combining our data set of 122 precision RVs with an existing published 4.3-year set of 119 HARPS precision RVs. The velocity set now indicates six companions in Keplerian motion around this star. Differential photometry indicates a likely stellar rotation period of {approx}94 days and reveals no significant periodic variability at any of the Keplerian periods, supporting planetary orbital motion as the cause of all the RV variations. The combined data set strongly confirms the 5.37-day, 12.9-day, 3.15-day, and 67-day planets previously announced by Bonfils et al., Udry et al., and Mayor et al.. The observations also indicate a fifth planet in the system, GJ 581f, a minimum-mass 7.0 M{sub +} planet orbiting in a 0.758 AU orbit of period 433 days, and a sixth planet, GJ 581g, a minimum-mass 3.1 M{sub +} planet orbiting at 0.146 AU with a period of 36.6 days. The estimated equilibrium temperature of GJ 581g is 228 K, placing it squarely in the middle of the habitable zone of the star and offering a very compelling case for a potentially habitable planet around a very nearby star. That a system harboring a potentially habitable planet has been found this nearby, and this soon in the relatively early history of precision RV surveys, indicates that {eta}{sub +}, the fraction of stars with potentially habitable planets, is likely to be substantial. This detection, coupled with statistics of the incompleteness of present-day precision RV surveys for volume-limited samples of stars in the immediate solar neighborhood, suggests that {eta}{sub +} could well be on the order of a few tens of percent. If the local stellar neighborhood is a representative sample of the galaxy as a whole, our Milky Way could be teeming with potentially habitable planets.

  9. Cold dust around nearby stars (DUNES). First results: A resolved exo-Kuiper belt around the solar-like star zeta^2 Ret

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    Eiroa, C; Maldonado, J; González-García, B M; Rodmann, J; Heras, A M; Pilbratt, G L; Augereau, J -Ch; Mora, A; Montesinos, B; Ardila, D; Bryden, G; Liseau, R; Stapelfeldt, K; Launhardt, R; Solano, E; Bayo, A; Absil, O; Ar?evalo, M; Barrado, D; Beichmann, C; Danchi, W; del Burgo, C; Ertel, S; Fridlund, M; Fukagawa, M; Gutiérrez, R; Grün, E; Kamp, I; Krivov, A; Lebreton, J; Löhne, T; Lorente, R; Marshall, J; Martínez-Arnáiz, R; Meeus, G; Montes, D; Morbidelli, A; Müller, S; Mutschke, H; Nakagawa, T; Olofsson, G; Ribas, I; Roberge, A; Sanz-Forcada, J; Thébault, P; Walker, H; White, G J; Wolf, S

    2010-01-01

    We present the first far-IR observations of the solar-type stars delta Pav, HR 8501, 51 Peg and zeta^2 Ret, taken within the context of the DUNES Herschel Open Time Key Programme (OTKP). This project uses the PACS and SPIRE instruments with the objective of studying infrared excesses due to exo-Kuiper belts around nearby solar-type stars. The observed 100 um fluxes from delta Pav, HR 8501, and 51 Peg agree with the predicted photospheric fluxes, excluding debris disks brighter than Ldust/Lstar ~ 5 x 10^-7 (1 sigma level) around those stars. A flattened, disk-like structure with a semi-major axis of ~ 100 AU in size is detected around zeta^2 Ret. The resolved structure suggests the presence of an eccentric dust ring, which we interpret as an exo-Kuiper belt with Ldust/Lstar ~ 10^-5.

  10. Sweetspot: Near-infrared observations of 13 type Ia supernovae from a new NOAO survey probing the nearby smooth Hubble flow

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    Weyant, Anja; Wood-Vasey, W. Michael [Pittsburgh Particle physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Center (PITT PACC), Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (United States); Allen, Lori; Joyce, Richard; Matheson, Thomas [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Garnavich, Peter M. [Department of Physics, 225 Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Jha, Saurabh W., E-mail: anw19@pitt.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States)

    2014-04-01

    We present 13 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) observed in the rest-frame near-infrared (NIR) from 0.02 < z < 0.09 with the WIYN High-resolution Infrared Camera on the WIYN 3.5 m telescope. With only one to three points per light curve and a prior on the time of maximum from the spectrum used to type the object, we measure an H-band dispersion of spectroscopically normal SNe Ia of 0.164 mag. These observations continue to demonstrate the improved standard brightness of SNe Ia in an H band, even with limited data. Our sample includes two SNe Ia at z ? 0.09, which represent the most distant rest-frame NIR H-band observations published to date. This modest sample of 13 NIR SNe Ia represent the pilot sample for {sup S}weetSpot{sup —}a 3 yr NOAO Survey program that will observe 144 SNe Ia in the smooth Hubble flow. By the end of the survey we will have measured the relative distance to a redshift of z ? 0.05%-1%. Nearby Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) observations such as these will test the standard nature of SNe Ia in the rest-frame NIR, allow insight into the nature of dust, and provide a critical anchor for future cosmological SN Ia surveys at higher redshift.

  11. 22 GHz Water Maser Search in 37 Nearby Galaxies - Four New Water Megamasers in Seyfert 2 and OH Maser/Absorber Galaxies

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    Wagner, J

    2013-01-01

    We report four new 22 GHz water masers found in a Green Bank Telescope search toward 37 nearby objects. Our goal was to find new maser galaxies, AGN disk-masers, and objects where both hydroxyl and water maser species coexist. We observed 37 sources within 250 Mpc that were selected by high X-ray luminosity (L_X > 10^40 W) and high absorbing column density (N_H ~ 10^22 cm^-2). Sources also included dual or triple AGN and interacting systems. We further included objects detected in hydroxyl (OH). The selection consisted of 16 new sources, 13 previous non-detections to follow up with a factor ten higher sensitivity, 10 OH masers and one deep OH absorber, of which 37 were observed. Water megamasers were detected towards the Sy 2 galaxy 2MFGC 13581 (a disk-maser), towards the 6 GHz OH absorber NGC 4261 (3C 270 with a twin-jet and dusty torus; broad water maser emission), and towards the two 1.6 GHz OH maser sources IRAS 17526+3253 and IRAS 20550+1656 (possible star formation water masers). We set upper limits on ...

  12. A radio jet drives a molecular & atomic gas outflow in multiple regions within one square kiloparsec of the nucleus of the nearby galaxy IC5063

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    Dasyra, K M; Combes, F; Vlahakis, N

    2015-01-01

    We analyzed near-infrared data of the nearby galaxy IC5063 taken with the Very Large Telescope SINFONI instrument. IC5063 is an elliptical galaxy that has a radio jet nearly aligned with the major axis of a gas disk in its center. The data reveal multiple signatures of molecular and atomic gas that has been kinematically distorted by the jet passage within an area of ~1 kpc^2. Concrete evidence that the impact of jet plasma upon gas causes the gas to accelerate comes from outflows detected near four different bending points of the jet: at the two bright radio lobes, near a diverted plasma stream close to the north lobe, and near the tip of a plasma stream in the narrow-line region. Gas moving with a velocity excess of 600 km/s to 1200 km/s with respect to ordered motions is detected in [FeII], Paa, and H2 lines. Around these regions, gas is scattered in different directions. Near the north lobe, the highly blueshifted and the highly redshifted [FeII] emission is offset by 240 pc. The (scattered or not) plasma...

  13. VERY LONG BASELINE ARRAY IMAGING OF PARSEC-SCALE RADIO EMISSIONS IN NEARBY RADIO-QUIET NARROW-LINE SEYFERT 1 GALAXIES

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    Doi, Akihiro; Asada, Keiichi; Inoue, Makoto; Fujisawa, Kenta; Nagai, Hiroshi; Hagiwara, Yoshiaki; Wajima, Kiyoaki

    2013-03-01

    We conducted Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) observations of seven nearby narrow-line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxies at 1.7 GHz ({lambda}18 cm) with milliarcsecond resolution. This is the first systematic very long baseline interferometry study focusing on the central parsec-scale regions of radio-quiet NLS1s. Five of the seven were detected at a brightness temperature of {approx}> 5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 6} K and contain radio cores with high brightness temperatures of >6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 7} K, indicating a nonthermal process driven by jet-producing central engines as in radio-loud NLS1s and other active galactic nucleus classes. VLBA images of MRK 1239, MRK 705, and MRK 766 exhibit parsec-scale jets with clear linear structures. A large portion of the radio power comes from diffuse emission components that are distributed within the nuclear regions ({approx}< 300 pc), which is a common characteristic throughout the observed NLS1s. Jet kinetic powers limited by the Eddington limit may be insufficient to allow the jets to escape to kiloparsec scales for these radio-quiet NLS1s with low-mass black holes of {approx}< 10{sup 7} M {sub Sun }.

  14. Investigating nearby star-forming galaxies in the ultraviolet with HST/COS spectroscopy. I. Spectral analysis and interstellar abundance determinations

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    James, B. L.; Aloisi, A.; Sohn, S. T.; Wolfe, M. A. [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Heckman, T., E-mail: bjames@ast.cam.ac.uk [The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

    2014-11-10

    This is the first in a series of three papers describing a project with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope to measure abundances of the neutral interstellar medium (ISM) in a sample of nine nearby star-forming galaxies. The goal is to assess the (in)homogeneities of the multiphase ISM in galaxies where the bulk of metals can be hidden in the neutral phase, yet the metallicity is inferred from the ionized gas in the H II regions. The sample, spanning a wide range in physical properties, is to date the best suited to investigate the metallicity behavior of the neutral gas at redshift z = 0. ISM absorption lines were detected against the far-ultraviolet spectra of the brightest star-forming region(s) within each galaxy. Here we report on the observations, data reduction, and analysis of these spectra. Column densities were measured by a multicomponent line-profile fitting technique, and neutral-gas abundances were obtained for a wide range of elements. Several caveats were considered, including line saturation, ionization corrections, and dust depletion. Ionization effects were quantified with ad hoc CLOUDY models reproducing the complex photoionization structure of the ionized and neutral gas surrounding the UV-bright sources. An 'average spectrum of a redshift z = 0 star-forming galaxy' was obtained from the average column densities of unsaturated profiles of neutral-gas species. This template can be used as a powerful tool for studies of the neutral ISM at both low and high redshift.

  15. A PLANETARY SYSTEM AROUND THE NEARBY M DWARF GJ 667C WITH AT LEAST ONE SUPER-EARTH IN ITS HABITABLE ZONE

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    Anglada-Escude, Guillem; Butler, R. Paul; Arriagada, Pamela; Minniti, Dante; Vogt, Steven S.; Rivera, Eugenio J.; Haghighipour, Nader; Carter, Brad D.; Tinney, C. G.; Wittenmyer, Robert A.; Bailey, Jeremy A.; O'Toole, Simon J.; Jones, Hugh R. A.; Jenkins, James S.

    2012-05-20

    We re-analyze 4 years of HARPS spectra of the nearby M1.5 dwarf GJ 667C available through the European Southern Observatory public archive. The new radial velocity (RV) measurements were obtained using a new data analysis technique that derives the Doppler measurement and other instrumental effects using a least-squares approach. Combining these new 143 measurements with 41 additional RVs from the Magellan/Planet Finder Spectrograph and Keck/High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer spectrometers reveals three additional signals beyond the previously reported 7.2 day candidate, with periods of 28 days, 75 days, and a secular trend consistent with the presence of a gas giant (period {approx}10 years). The 28 day signal implies a planet candidate with a minimum mass of 4.5 M{sub Circled-Plus} orbiting well within the canonical definition of the star's liquid water habitable zone (HZ), that is, the region around the star at which an Earth-like planet could sustain liquid water on its surface. Still, the ultimate water supporting capability of this candidate depends on properties that are unknown such as its albedo, atmospheric composition, and interior dynamics. The 75 day signal is less certain, being significantly affected by aliasing interactions among a potential 91 day signal, and the likely rotation period of the star at 105 days detected in two activity indices. GJ 667C is the common proper motion companion to the GJ 667AB binary, which is metal-poor compared to the Sun. The presence of a super-Earth in the HZ of a metal-poor M dwarf in a triple star system supports the evidence that such worlds should be ubiquitous in the Galaxy.

  16. ON THE CARBON-TO-OXYGEN RATIO MEASUREMENT IN NEARBY SUN-LIKE STARS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PLANET FORMATION AND THE DETERMINATION OF STELLAR ABUNDANCES

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    Fortney, Jonathan J.

    2012-03-10

    Recent high-resolution spectroscopic analysis of nearby FGK stars suggests that a high C/O ratio of greater than 0.8, or even 1.0, is relatively common. Two published catalogs find C/O > 0.8 in 25%-30% of systems, and C/O > 1.0 in {approx}6%-10%. It has been suggested that in protoplanetary disks with C/O > 0.8 that the condensation pathways to refractory solids will differ from what occurred in our solar system, where C/O = 0.55. The carbon-rich disks are calculated to make carbon-dominated rocky planets, rather than oxygen-dominated ones. Here we suggest that the derived stellar C/O ratios are overestimated. One constraint on the frequency of high C/O is the relative paucity of carbon dwarf stars (10{sup -3}-10{sup -5}) found in large samples of low-mass stars. We suggest reasons for this overestimation, including a high C/O ratio for the solar atmosphere model used for differential abundance analysis, the treatment of a Ni blend that affects the O abundance, and limitations of one-dimensional LTE stellar atmosphere models. Furthermore, from the estimated errors on the measured stellar C/O ratios, we find that the significance of the high C/O tail is weakened, with a true measured fraction of C/O > 0.8 in 10%-15% of stars, and C/O > 1.0 in 1%-5%, although these are still likely overestimates. We suggest that infrared T-dwarf spectra could show how common high C/O is in the stellar neighborhood, as the chemistry and spectra of such objects would differ compared to those with solar-like abundances. While possible at C/O > 0.8, we expect that carbon-dominated rocky planets are rarer than others have suggested.

  17. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE NEARBY L/T BINARY BROWN DWARF WISE J104915.57-531906.1 AT 2 pc FROM THE SUN

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    Kniazev, A. Y.; Vaisanen, P.; Potter, S. B.; Crawford, S.; Gulbis, A. A. S.; Muzic, K.; Mehner, A.; Boffin, H. M. J.; Melo, C.; Ivanov, V. D.; Girard, J.; Mawet, D.; Schmidtobreick, L.; Kurtev, R.; Borissova, J.; Huelamo, N.; Minniti, D.; Ishibashi, K.; Beletsky, Y.; Buckley, D. A. H.; and others

    2013-06-20

    WISE J104915.57-531906.1 is a L/T brown dwarf binary located 2 pc from the Sun. The pair contains the closest known brown dwarfs and is the third closest known system, stellar or sub-stellar. We report comprehensive follow-up observations of this newly uncovered system. We have determined the spectral types of both components (L8 {+-} 1, for the primary, agreeing with the discovery paper; T1.5 {+-} 2 for the secondary, which was lacking spectroscopic type determination in the discovery paper) and, for the first time, their radial velocities (V{sub rad} {approx} 23.1, 19.5 km s{sup -1}) using optical spectra obtained at the Southern African Large Telescope and other facilities located at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). The relative radial velocity of the two components is smaller than the range of orbital velocities for theoretically predicted masses, implying that they form a gravitationally bound system. We report resolved near-infrared JHK{sub S} photometry from the Infrared Survey Facility telescope at the SAAO which yields colors consistent with the spectroscopically derived spectral types. The available kinematic and photometric information excludes the possibility that the object belongs to any of the known nearby young moving groups or associations. Simultaneous optical polarimetry observations taken at the SAAO 1.9 m give a non-detection with an upper limit of 0.07%. For the given spectral types and absolute magnitudes, 1 Gyr theoretical models predict masses of 0.04-0.05 M{sub Sun} for the primary, and 0.03-0.05 M{sub Sun} for the secondary.

  18. Factors affecting coking pressures in tall coke ovens

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    Grimley, J.J.; Radley, C.E. [British Steel plc, Scunthorpe (United Kingdom). Scunthorpe Works

    1995-12-01

    The detrimental effects of excessive coking pressures, resulting in the permanent deformation of coke oven walls, have been recognized for many years. Considerable research has been undertaken worldwide in attempts to define the limits within which a plant may safely operate and to quantify the factors which influence these pressures. Few full scale techniques are available for assessing the potential of a coal blend for causing wall damage. Inference of dangerous swelling pressures may be made however by the measurement of the peak gas pressure which is generated as the plastic layers meet and coalesce at the center of the oven. This pressure is referred to in this report as the carbonizing pressure. At the Dawes Lane cokemaking plant of British Steel`s Scunthorpe Works, a large database has been compiled over several years from the regulator measurement of this pressure. This data has been statistically analyzed to provide a mathematical model for predicting the carbonizing pressure from the properties of the component coals, the results of this analysis are presented in this report.

  19. Evaluation of Gas Retention in Waste Simulants: Tall Column Experiments

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    Schonewill, Philip P.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Shimskey, Rick W.; Denslow, Kayte M.; Powell, Michael R.; Boeringa, Gregory K.; Bontha, Jagannadha R.; Karri, Naveen K.; Fifield, Leonard S.; Tran, Diana N.; Sande, Susan; Heldebrant, David J.; Meacham, Joseph E.; Smet, Dave; Bryan, Wesley E.; Calmus, Ronald B.

    2014-05-16

    Gas generation in Hanford’s underground waste storage tanks can lead to gas accumulation within the layer of settled solids (sludge) at the tank bottom. The gas, which typically has hydrogen as the major component together with other flammable species, is formed principally by radiation-driven chemical reactions. Accumulation of these gases within the sludge in a waste tank is undesirable and limits the amount of tank volume for waste storage. Further, accumulation of large amounts of gas in the sludge may potentially result in an unacceptable release of the accumulated gas if the sludge-layer density is reduced to less than that of the overlying sludge or that of the supernatant liquid. Rapid release of large amounts of flammable gases could endanger personnel and equipment near the tank. For this reason, a thorough understanding of the circumstances that can lead to a potentially problematic gas accumulation in sludge layers is needed. To respond to this need, the Deep Sludge Gas Release Event Program (DSGREP) was commissioned to examine gas release behavior in sludges.

  20. TALL : rethinking the systems of the contemporary high rise

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    Namkung, Kenneth, 1977-

    2003-01-01

    The life of modern work is complex. What once entailed simple activities encapsulated within simple and hierarchically designed spaces has evolved into a highly volatile and complex organism. Businesses and workers are ...

  1. Decommissioning a 60-m-tall exhaust stack

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    Louie, R.L.; Speer, D.R. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA))

    1989-08-01

    The decommissioning of the Strontium Semiworks Complex, located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site, is nearing completion. This facility operated as a pilot plant from 1949 to 1967 to develop fuel reprocessing technology and a method for separating strontium from high-level liquid wastes. Contamination of the facility from these operations was extensive. One of the major activities completed was the decommissioning of the plant exhaust stack. Demolition of the stack was accomplished using explosives. This required decontamination of the stack interior to minimize the release of airborne contamination. Radiation levels in the stack prior to cleaning ranged from 2.5 to 90 mGy/h as measured along the stack centerline. Decontamination was accomplished by sandblasting, using equipment specially designed and fabricated to allow the work to be performed remotely.

  2. Negative Resists for Ultra-Tall, High Aspect Ratio Microstructures

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  3. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF AN INVERSE OBSTACLE ...

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    2015-01-25

    ... [15] and has led to emerging applications in modern science and technology ..... The growth of cond(M) as h increases implies the reconstruction is more ...

  4. Obstacle to populating the string theory landscape

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    Johnson, Matthew C; Larfors, Magdalena

    2008-12-15

    We construct domain walls and instantons in a class of models with coupled scalar fields, determining, in agreement with previous studies, that many such solutions contain naked timelike singularities. Vacuum bubble solutions of this type do not contain a region of true vacuum, obstructing the ability of eternal inflation to populate other vacua. We determine a criterion that potentials must satisfy to avoid the existence of such singularities and show that many domain wall solutions in type IIB string theory are singular.

  5. INVERSE OBSTACLE SCATTERING FOR ELASTIC WAVES 1 ...

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    2015-03-04

    scientific areas such as seismic tomography, non-destructive testing, and ...... This observation motivates us to design an explicit formula to reconstruct the ...

  6. Native American Housing: Obstacles and Opportunities

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    Hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this event will cover tribal housing and how to develop and implement programs based on and conducive to local conditions and...

  7. Financing renewable energy: Obstacles and solutions

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    Brown, M.H.

    1994-06-01

    The majority of renewable energy technology projects now being developed use long term project financing to raise capital. The financial community scrutinizes renewables more closely than some conventionally fueled electric generation facilities because it perceives renewables as risky and expensive. Renewables pay for this perceived risk through higher interest charges and other more restrictive loan covenants. Risks that are not eliminated in the power sales agreement or through some other means generally result in higher project costs during financing. In part, this situation is a product of the private placement market and project finance process in which renewable energy facilities must function. The project finance process attracts banks and institutional lenders as well as equity investors (often pension funds) who do not want to place their capital at great risk. Energy project finance exists on the basis of a secure revenue stream and a thorough understanding of electric generation technology. Renewables, like all energy projects, operating in uncertain regulatory environments are often difficult to finance. In the uncertain regulatory environment in which renewables now operate, investors and lenders are nervous about challenges to existing contracts between independent power producers and utilities. Challenges to existing contracts could foretell challenges to contracts in the future. Investors and lenders now look to state regulatory environments as an indicator of project risk. Renewable energy technology evolves quickly. Yet, often the information about technological evolution is not available to those who invest in the energy projects. Or, those who have invested in new renewable energy technology in the past have lost money and are nervous about doing so in the future - even though technology may have improved. Inadequate or unfavorable information is a barrier to the development of renewables.

  8. Obstacles to applications of nanostructured thermoelectrics. (Journal

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  9. Raven and the Center of Maffei 1: Multi-Object Adaptive Optics Observations of the Center of a Nearby Elliptical Galaxy and the Detection of an Intermediate Age Population

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    Davidge, T J; Lardiere, O; Bradley, C; Blain, C; Oya, S; Akiyama, M; Ono, Y H

    2015-01-01

    Near-infrared (NIR) spectra that have an angular resolution of ~ 0.15 arcsec are used to examine the stellar content of the central regions of the nearby elliptical galaxy Maffei 1. The spectra were recorded at the Subaru Telescope, with wavefront distortions corrected by the RAVEN Multi-Object Adaptive Optics science demonstrator. The Ballick-Ramsey C_2 absorption bandhead near 1.76 microns is detected, and models in which 10 - 20% of the light near 1.8 microns originates from stars of spectral type C5 reproduce this feature. Archival NIR and mid-infrared images are also used to probe the structural and photometric properties of the galaxy. Comparisons with models suggest that an intermediate age population dominates the spectral energy distribution between 1 and 5 microns near the galaxy center. This is consistent not only with the presence of C stars, but also with the large HBeta index that has been measured previously for Maffei 1. The J-K color is more-or-less constant within 15 arcsec of the galaxy cen...

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

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    Larson, Jacoby

    2011-01-01

    those areas that are the most hazardous. Classificationin the area of mobility in the face of hazardous terrain.

  11. GRB 130427A: a Nearby Ordinary Monster

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    Maselli, A; Nava, L; Mundell, C G; Kawai, N; Campana, S; Covino, S; Cummings, J R; Cusumano, G; Evans, P A; Ghirlanda, G; Ghisellini, G; Guidorzi, C; Kobayashi, S; Kuin, P; La Parola, V; Mangano, V; Oates, S; Sakamoto, T; Serino, M; Virgili, F; Zhang, B -B; Barthelmy, S; Beardmore, A; Bernardini, M G; Bersier, D; Burrows, D; Calderone, G; Capalbi, M; Chiang, J; D'Avanzo, P; D'Elia, V; De Pasquale, M; Fugazza, D; Gehrels, N; Gomboc, A; Harrison, R; Hanayama, H; Japelj, J; Kennea, J; Kopac, D; Kouveliotou, C; Kuroda, D; Levan, A; Malesani, D; Marshall, F; Nousek, J; O'Brien, P; Osborne, J P; Pagani, C; Page, K L; Page, M; Perri, M; Pritchard, T; Romano, P; Saito, Y; Sbarufatti, B; Salvaterra, R; Steele, I; Tanvir, N; Vianello, G; Weigand, B; Wiersema, K; Yatsu, Y; Yoshii, T; Tagliaferri, G

    2014-01-01

    Long-duration Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are an extremely rare outcome of the collapse of massive stars, and are typically found in the distant Universe. Because of its intrinsic luminosity ($L\\sim 3 \\times 10^{53}$ erg s$^{-1}$) and its relative proximity ($z=0.34$), GRB 130427A was a unique event that reached the highest fluence observed in the gamma-ray band. Here we present a comprehensive multiwavelength view of GRB 130427A with Swift, the 2-m Liverpool and Faulkes telescopes and by other ground-based facilities, highlighting the evolution of the burst emission from the prompt to the afterglow phase. The properties of GRB 130427A are similar to those of the most luminous, high-redshift GRBs, suggesting that a common central engine is responsible for producing GRBs in both the contemporary and the early Universe and over the full range of GRB isotropic energies.

  12. GRB 130427A: A Nearby Ordinary Monster

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    Napp, Nils

    ,11 D. Kopac,18 C. Kouveliotou,21 D. Kuroda,22 A. Levan,23 D. Malesani,24 F. Marshall,13 J. Nousek,11 multiwavelength view of GRB 130427A with Swift, the 2-meter Liverpool and Faulkes telescopes, and by other ground detected with Swift (1), as well as with several g-ray detectors on- board other space missions

  13. Dynamics of the Disks of Nearby Galaxies

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    B. Fuchs

    2008-10-20

    I describe how the dynamics of galactic disks can be inferred by imaging and spectroscopy. Next I demonstrate that the decomposition of the rotation curves of spiral galaxies into the contributions by the various components of the galaxies is highly degenerate. Constraints on the decomposition can be found by considering implications for the dynamics of the galactic disks. An important diagnostic is the Toomre Q stability parameter which controls the stability of a galactic disk against local Jeans collapse. I also show how the density wave theory of galactic spiral arms can be employed to constrain the mass of a galactic disk. Applying both diagnostics to the example of NGC 2985 and discussing also the implied mass-to-light ratio I demonstrate that the inner parts of the galaxy, where the optical disk resides, are dominated by baryons. When I apply this method to the disks of low surface brightness galaxies, I find unexpectedly high mass-to light ratios. These could be explained by population synthesis models which assume a bottom heavy initial mass function similar to the recently proposed `integrated galactic initial mass function'.

  14. Overview of the nearby supernova factory

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    2002-01-01

    from 42 High-Redshift Supernovae,” Astrophys J. 517, pp.Observational Evidence from Supernovae for an AcceleratingCalan/Tololo Type Ia Supernovae,” Astron. J. 112, p. 2391,

  15. Lithium Depletion of Nearby Young Stellar Associations

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    Erin Mentuch; Alexis Brandeker; Marten H. van Kerkwijk; Ray Jayawardhana; Peter H. Hauschildt

    2008-08-26

    We estimate cluster ages from lithium depletion in five pre-main-sequence groups found within 100 pc of the Sun: TW Hydrae Association, Eta Chamaeleontis Cluster, Beta Pictoris Moving Group, Tucanae-Horologium Association and AB Doradus Moving Group. We determine surface gravities, effective temperatures and lithium abundances for over 900 spectra through least squares fitting to model-atmosphere spectra. For each group, we compare the dependence of lithium abundance on temperature with isochrones from pre-main-sequence evolutionary tracks to obtain model dependent ages. We find that the Eta Chamaelontis Cluster and the TW Hydrae Association are the youngest, with ages of 12+/-6 Myr and 12+/-8 Myr, respectively, followed by the Beta Pictoris Moving Group at 21+/-9 Myr, the Tucanae-Horologium Association at 27+/-11 Myr, and the AB Doradus Moving Group at an age of at least 45 Myr (where we can only set a lower limit since the models -- unlike real stars -- do not show much lithium depletion beyond this age). Here, the ordering is robust, but the precise ages depend on our choice of both atmospheric and evolutionary models. As a result, while our ages are consistent with estimates based on Hertzsprung-Russell isochrone fitting and dynamical expansion, they are not yet more precise. Our observations do show that with improved models, much stronger constraints should be feasible: the intrinsic uncertainties, as measured from the scatter between measurements from different spectra of the same star, are very low: around 10 K in effective temperature, 0.05 dex in surface gravity, and 0.03 dex in lithium abundance.

  16. Star formation relations in nearby molecular clouds

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    Evans, Neal J. II; Heiderman, Amanda; Vutisalchavakul, Nalin

    2014-02-20

    We test some ideas for star formation relations against data on local molecular clouds. On a cloud by cloud basis, the relation between the surface density of star formation rate and surface density of gas divided by a free-fall time, calculated from the mean cloud density, shows no significant correlation. If a crossing time is substituted for the free-fall time, there is even less correlation. Within a cloud, the star formation rate volume and surface densities increase rapidly with the corresponding gas densities, faster than predicted by models using the free-fall time defined from the local density. A model in which the star formation rate depends linearly on the mass of gas above a visual extinction of 8 mag describes the data on these clouds, with very low dispersion. The data on regions of very massive star formation, with improved star formation rates based on free-free emission from ionized gas, also agree with this linear relation.

  17. Spectroscopic subsystems in nearby wide binaries

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    Tokovinin, Andrei

    2015-01-01

    Radial velocity (RV) monitoring of solar-type visual binaries has been conducted at the CTIO/SMARTS 1.5-m telescope to study short-period systems. Data reduction is described, mean and individual RVs of 163 observed objects are given. New spectroscopic binaries are discovered or suspected in 17 objects, for some of them orbital periods could be determined. Subsystems are efficiently detected even in a single observation by double lines and/or by the RV difference between the components of visual binaries. The potential of this detection technique is quantified by simulation and used for statistical assessment of 96 wide binaries within 67pc. It is found that 43 binaries contain at least one subsystem and the occurrence of subsystems is equally probable in either primary or secondary components. The frequency of subsystems and their periods match the simple prescription proposed by the author (2014, AJ, 147, 87). The remaining 53 simple wide binaries with a median projected separation of 1300AU have the distri...

  18. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE ACS IMAGING OF THE GOALS SAMPLE: QUANTITATIVE STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF NEARBY LUMINOUS INFRARED GALAXIES WITH L{sub IR} > 10{sup 11.4} L{sub Sun}

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    Kim, D.-C.; Evans, A. S.; Privon, G. C. E-mail: aevans@virginia.edu; and others

    2013-05-10

    A Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys study of the structural properties of 85 luminous and ultraluminous (L{sub IR} > 10{sup 11.4} L{sub Sun }) infrared galaxies (LIRGs and ULIRGs) in the Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey (GOALS) sample is presented. Two-dimensional GALFIT analysis has been performed on F814W ''I-band'' images to decompose each galaxy, as appropriate, into bulge, disk, central point-spread function (PSF) and stellar bar components. The fraction of bulge-less disk systems is observed to be higher in LIRGs (35%) than in ULIRGs (20%), with the disk+bulge systems making up the dominant fraction of both LIRGs (55%) and ULIRGs (45%). Further, bulge+disk systems are the dominant late-stage merger galaxy type and are the dominant type for LIRGs and ULIRGs at almost every stage of galaxy-galaxy nuclear separation. The mean I-band host absolute magnitude of the GOALS galaxies is -22.64 {+-} 0.62 mag (1.8{sup +1.4}{sub -0.4} L{sup *}{sub I}), and the mean bulge absolute magnitude in GOALS galaxies is about 1.1 mag fainter than the mean host magnitude. Almost all ULIRGs have bulge magnitudes at the high end (-20.6 to -23.5 mag) of the GOALS bulge magnitude range. Mass ratios in the GOALS binary systems are consistent with most of the galaxies being the result of major mergers, and an examination of the residual-to-host intensity ratios in GOALS binary systems suggests that smaller companions suffer more tidal distortion than the larger companions. We find approximately twice as many bars in GOALS disk+bulge systems (32.8%) than in pure-disk mergers (15.9%) but most of the disk+bulge systems that contain bars are disk-dominated with small bulges. The bar-to-host intensity ratio, bar half-light radius, and bar ellipticity in GOALS galaxies are similar to those found in nearby spiral galaxies. The fraction of stellar bars decreases toward later merger stages and smaller nuclear separations, indicating that bars are destroyed as the merger advances. In contrast, the fraction of nuclear PSFs increases toward later merger stages and is highest in late-stage systems with a single nucleus. Thus, light from an active galactic nucleus or compact nuclear star cluster is more visible at I band as ULIRGs enter their latter stages of evolution. Finally, both GOALS elliptical hosts and nearby Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) ellipticals occupy the same part of the surface brightness versus half-light radius plot (i.e., the {sup K}ormendy Relation{sup )} and have similar slopes, consistent with the possibility that the GOALS galaxies belong to the same parent population as the SDSS ellipticals.

  19. A high resolution view of the jet termination shock in a hot spot of the nearby radio galaxy Pictor A: implications for X-ray models of radio galaxy hot spots

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    S. J. Tingay; E. Lenc; G. Brunetti; M. Bondi

    2008-10-02

    Images made with the VLBA have resolved the region in a nearby radio galaxy, Pictor A, where the relativistic jet that originates at the nucleus terminates in an interaction with the intergalactic medium, a so-called radio galaxy hot spot. This image provides the highest spatial resolution view of such an object to date (16 pc), more than three times better than previous VLBI observations of similar objects. The north-west Pictor A hot spot is resolved into a complex set of compact components, seen to coincide with the bright part of the hot spot imaged at arcsecond-scale resolution with the VLA. In addition to a comparison with VLA data, we compare our VLBA results with data from the HST and Chandra telescopes, as well as new Spitzer data. The presence of pc-scale components in the hot spot, identifying regions containing strong shocks in the fluid flow, leads us to explore the suggestion that they represent sites of synchrotron X-ray production, contributing to the integrated X-ray flux of the hot spot, along with X-rays from synchrotron self-Compton scattering. This scenario provides a natural explanation for the radio morphology of the hot spot and its integrated X-ray emission, leading to very different predictions for the higher energy X-ray spectrum compared to previous studies. From the sizes of the individual pc-scale components and their angular spread, we estimate that the jet width at the hot spot is in the range 70 - 700 pc, which is comparable to similar estimates in PKS 2153-69, 3C 205, and 4C 41.17. The lower limit in this range arises from the suggestion that the jet may dither in its direction as it passes through hot spot backflow material close to the jet termination point, creating a "dentist drill" effect on the inside of a cavity 700 pc in diameter.

  20. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF OBSTACLES Peijun Li and Yuliang ...

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    2015-01-15

    applications in modern science and technology, such as nanotechnology, biology, information storage, and surface chemistry. Using near-field imaging, we

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

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    Chittum, A.; Kaufman, N.

    2011-01-01

    Combined heat and power (CHP), which can offer tremendous efficiency benefits to industrial facilities around the country, continues to be viewed as a long-term efficiency opportunity. However, the high up-front cost of CHP equipment and fuel...

  2. Obstacle avoidance in a simple hopping robot E. Dittrich1

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    Geyer, Hartmut

    locomotion [3]. Especially for running robots a compli- ant leg design can enhance energy efficiency [4 model represents the dy- namics of the contact phase with a point mass rebound- ing on a massless revealed that for a given system energy and leg stiffness the model shows self-stable behaviour when

  3. Obstacles to Determining Punitive Damages in Class Actions

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    Hines, Laura J.

    2001-01-01

    Courts and commentators have often embraced the class action device as an ideal means of assessing punitive damages fairly in mass tort cases. In this Article, Professor Hines sounds a cautionary note by identifying a number of procedural...

  4. Combinatorial Filters: Sensor Beams, Obstacles, and Possible Paths

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    , New York, NY 10121-0701 USA, fax +1 (212) 869-0481, or permissions@acm.org. c 1885 ACM many possible alternative implementations. The task is to determine the possible body paths based only was implemented in simulation. An inexpensive, low-energy, easily deployable architecture was also created, which

  5. Combinatorial Filters: Sensor Beams, Obstacles, and Possible Paths

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    Publications Dept., ACM, Inc., 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY 10121-0701 USA, fax +1 (212) 869 possible alternative implementations. The task is to determine the possible body paths based only on sensor in simulation. An inexpensive, low-energy, easily deployable architecture was also created, which implements

  6. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF SMALL PERTURBED OBSTACLES FOR ...

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    2015-06-15

    Numerical experiments are reported in section 5. The paper is ...... [?rr + r?1?r + (?2 ? n2r?2)]w = v, a rw = p, r = a,. [?r ? ?H. (1) n. ?. (?b)/H. (1).

  7. Obstacles and Opportunity: Turbine Motorization in Refineries Today 

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

    2012-01-01

    Steam turbines have been widely used in oil refineries for driving pumps, compressors and other rotary machines. However, in recent years, the authors of this paper have seen substantial turbine motorization projects completed or being planned...

  8. Muscular Responses and Movement Strategies During Stumbling Over Obstacles

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    -dependent response modulation. Both strategies had the same initial electromyographic responses till 100 ms (RP1-RP2 of sensory afferents. The electromyographic (EMG) responses in leg muscles occurring after stimulation

  9. Numerical solution of an inverse obstacle scattering problem with ...

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    Peijun Li

    2015-03-16

    Mar 5, 2015 ... and the measurement is taken at the circle . [13], which is known as ...... Physical units are rescaled in terms of the wavelength in all figures. 5.1.

  10. Overcoming obstacles to lean in a repair operation

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    Christensen, Daniel D. (Daniel David)

    2012-01-01

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

  11. THE TWO-PHASE FRACTIONAL OBSTACLE PROBLEM 1 ...

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    2012-12-10

    The problem arises in connection with heat flow with control on the boundary. It can also be seen as a non-local analogue of the, by now well studied, two-phase

  12. NREL Overcomes Obstacles in Lignin Valorization (Fact Sheet)

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    2015-01-01

    This NREL Highlight is being produced for the 2015 February Alliance S&T Board meeting, and describes research that shows lignin can be converted into renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials.

  13. Overcoming the obstacles: life stories of scientists with learning disabilities 

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    Force, Crista Marie

    2009-05-15

    Scientific discovery is at the heart of solving many of the problems facing contemporary society. Scientists are retiring at rates that exceed the numbers of new scientists. Unfortunately, scientific careers still appear ...

  14. ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE SURVIVABILITY, INHERENT LIMITATIONS, OBSTACLES AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES

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    Krings, Axel W.

    of Computer Science University of Idaho Moscow, ID 83844 USA Krings | Oman@cs.uidaho.edu ABSTRACT The blackout/Canada Power Outage Task Force, September 12, 2003, (see the NERC web site ftp://www.nerc.com/pub/sys/all_updl/docs/pressrel/Blackout

  15. Medical waste management in Ibadan, Nigeria: Obstacles and prospects

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    Coker, Akinwale [Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB (United Kingdom)], E-mail: cokerwale@yahoo.com; Sangodoyin, Abimbola [Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); Sridhar, Mynepalli [Division of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); Booth, Colin; Olomolaiye, Paul; Hammond, Felix [School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB (United Kingdom)

    2009-02-15

    Quantification and characterization of medical waste generated in healthcare facilities (HCFs) in a developing African nation has been conducted to provide insights into existing waste collection and disposal approaches, so as to provide sustainable avenues for institutional policy improvement. The study, in Ibadan city, Nigeria, entailed a representative classification of nearly 400 healthcare facilities, from 11 local government areas (LGA) of Ibadan, into tertiary, secondary, primary, and diagnostic HCFs, of which, 52 HCFs were strategically selected. Primary data sources included field measurements, waste sampling and analysis and a questionnaire, while secondary information sources included public and private records from hospitals and government ministries. Results indicate secondary HCFs generate the greatest amounts of medical waste (mean of 10,238 kg/day per facility) followed by tertiary, primary and diagnostic HCFs, respectively. Characterised waste revealed that only {approx}3% was deemed infectious and highlights opportunities for composting, reuse and recycling. Furthermore, the management practices in most facilities expose patients, staff, waste handlers and the populace to unnecessary health risks. This study proffers recommendations to include (i) a need for sustained cooperation among all key actors (government, hospitals and waste managers) in implementing a safe and reliable medical waste management strategy, not only in legislation and policy formation but also particularly in its monitoring and enforcement and (ii) an obligation for each HCF to ensure a safe and hygienic system of medical waste handling, segregation, collection, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal, with minimal risk to handlers, public health and the environment.

  16. Political obstacles to adopting congestion pricing in New York City

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    Lynch, Patrick (Patrick Michael)

    2010-01-01

    In April 2007, New York City's Mayor Bloomberg released PlaNYC, a broad ranging set of planning initiatives for the city. A centerpiece of the plan was a congestion-pricing proposal for the downtown core in Manhattan. The ...

  17. OBSTACLE-FREE CONTROL OF THE HYPER-REDUNDANT NASA

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    is designed for inspection of Space Shuttle payloads after integration and prior to launch. The follow in space, nuclear, undersea, and industrial environments. These devices possess highly kinematically which allows multiple criteria to be satisfied by the excess degrees-of- freedom. It is applied

  18. Microsoft Word - THE EFFECT OF OBSTACLE#4781.doc

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  19. A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation

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  20. Effects of a tuned mass damper on wind-induced motions in tall buildings

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    Carlot, Julien (Julien Alexandre Laurent)

    2012-01-01

    With ever increasing constructability capacities, engineers have found solutions to build taller and taller structures. However, the race for the sky has not only brought up new ways of building, it has also created new ...

  1. Limits to recruitment of tall fescue plants in poplar silvopastoral systems of the Pampas, Argentina

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    Nacional de San Luis, Universidad

    , Argentina M. P. Clavijo · P. S. Cornaglia · P. E. Gundel · M. Nordenstahl · E. G. Jobbagy Received: 28 grasslands, Argentina (Wright et al. 2000). Silvopastoral systems that combine cattle production and forestry, Argentina e-mail: mclavijo@agro.uba.ar P. E. Gundel Ca´tedra de Ecologi´a-IFEVA (CONICET), Facultad de

  2. Mechanism of collapse of tall steel moment frame buildings under earthquake excitation Swaminathan Krishnan1

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    Krishnan, Swaminathan

    -energy relation applied to all possible quasi-shear bands, combined with plastic analysis principles can of Technology 2 California Institute of Technology (now consulting for Southern California Edison) 1 #12 by the Structural Engineers Association of California, Applied Technology Council, and California Universities

  3. Building optimization : an integrated approach to the design of tall buildings

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    Coleman, Keith LaMar

    2007-01-01

    There has been much research done on building optimization that deal with the issues within specific individual fields, such as architecture, structural engineering, and construction engineering. However, in practical ...

  4. Structural systems and tuned mass dampers of super-tall buildings : case study of Taipei 101

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    Kourakis, Ioannis

    2007-01-01

    The design of the first generation of skyscrapers was based on strength. Heavy masonry cladding and wall curtains used at that period added a considerable amount of stiffness and damping to the structure. Inter-storey ...

  5. Chemical characterization of acidic components in a commercial depitching of crude tall oil 

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    Tsurumi, Toshio

    1982-01-01

    of Constituents in CTO Saps: 30m SP-2330 Glass Capillary Column. FRN: 21790 . VII. Assignment of Constituents in TOD Saps: 30m SP-2330 Glass Capillary Column. FRN: 21628 . VIII. Assignment of Constituents in CTO Saps: 25m DB-5 Fused Silica Capillary Column.... FRN: ZI637 IX. Assignment of Constituents in TOD Saps: 25m DB-5 Fused Silica Capillary Column. FRN: 21705 X. Assignment of Constituents in TOP Saps: 25m DB-5 Fused Silica Capillary Column. FRN: 21638 XI. List of Chromatograms XII. Response...

  6. Particleboard quality characteristics of saline Jose Tall Wheatgrass and chemical treatment effect

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    Zheng, Y; Pan, Zhongli L; Zhang, R H; Jenkins, B M; Blunk, S

    2007-01-01

    particleboard from coconut chips-(Cocos nucifera L. ). Holzmade from wheat straw, coconut chips, and bamboo chips

  7. Strategies for mitigating wind-induced motion in tall buildings through aerodynamic and damping modifications

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    Nnamani, Nnabuihe

    2012-01-01

    The advent of modern structural systems, spurred by advances in construction methodology and high strength materials, has driven the height of modern skyscrapers beyond what was once deemed possible. Although science and ...

  8. Analysis of thermal fields generated by natural fires on the structural elements of tall buildings 

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    Capote, Jorge A; Alvear, Daniel; Lazaro, Mariano; Espina, Pablo; Fletcher, Ian A; Welch, Stephen; Torero, Jose L

    The Windsor Tower in Madrid was involved in a major fire, on 12-13 February 2005, which caused extensive structural damage to the upper floors of the building. This fire has provoked intense interest amongst researchers ...

  9. A systems approach to conceptual design solutions for a very tall building in Hong Kong

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    Ungerer, Frank Wolfgang, 1969-

    1998-01-01

    The thesis represents a design investigation that seeks to reconsider the high-rise building. With changing uses and technologies, high-rise office towers may have become obsolete. Given the recent capabilities for ...

  10. Scientific American: "Tall Trees Sucked Dry by Global Warming"

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  11. MODEL REDUCTION WITH MAPREDUCE-ENABLED TALL AND SKINNY SINGULAR VALUE

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  12. Tall and Skinny QR factorizations in MapReduce architectures. (Conference)

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  13. Scientific American: "Tall Trees Sucked Dry by Global Warming"

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  14. xvi Preface to the second edition Acknowledgments

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    Fitelson, Branden

    Before me is a grassy green field. It has a line of trees at its far edge and is punctuated by a spruce from a nearby trellis. I reach for a tall glass of iced tea, still cold to the touch and flavored: that there was a green field before me, that there were bird songs, that there was a smell of roses, that my glass

  15. 0.5 0.4 0.3 FOOD ALLERGY

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    Powers, Robert

    GRADUATE STUDENTS A207 TALL STORAGE CABINETS TALL STORAGE CABINETS STERILIZER W/ INTEGRAL STEAM BOILER EQ

  16. Cerro Prieto cold water injection: effects on nearby production wells

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    Truesdell, A.H.

    2010-01-01

    Mexico July 1999 This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable

  17. GALAXY GROWTH BY MERGING IN THE NEARBY UNIVERSE

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    Jiang Tao; Hogg, David W.; Blanton, Michael R., E-mail: david.hogg@nyu.edu [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, Department of Physics, New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003 (United States)

    2012-11-10

    We measure the mass growth rate by merging for a wide range of galaxy types. We present the small-scale (0.014 h {sup -1} {sub 70} Mpc < r < 11 h {sub 70} {sup -1} Mpc) projected cross-correlation functions w(r {sub p}) of galaxy subsamples from the spectroscopic sample of the NYU Value-Added Galaxy Catalog (5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} galaxies of redshifts 0.03 < z < 0.15) with galaxy subsamples from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey imaging (4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 7} galaxies). We use smooth fits to de-project the two-dimensional functions w(r {sub p}) to obtain smooth three-dimensional real-space cross-correlation functions {xi}(r) for each of several spectroscopic subsamples with each of several imaging subsamples. Because close pairs are expected to merge, the three-space functions and dynamical evolution time estimates provide galaxy accretion rates. We find that the accretion onto massive blue galaxies and onto red galaxies is dominated by red companions, and that onto small-mass blue galaxies, red and blue galaxies make comparable contributions. We integrate over all types of companions and find that at fixed stellar mass, the total fractional accretion rates onto red galaxies ({approx}3 h {sub 70} percent per Gyr) are greater than that onto blue galaxies ({approx}1 h {sub 70} percent per Gyr). These rates are almost certainly overestimates because we have assumed that all close pairs merge as quickly as the merger time that we used. One conclusion of this work is that if the total growth of red galaxies from z = 1 to z = 0 is mainly due to merging, the merger rates must have been higher in the past.

  18. The Photometric Properties of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae

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    Ganeshalingam, Mohan

    2012-01-01

    of thermonuclear SNe is powered by the energy deposition ofenergy to unbind the outer layers of the star. Unlike thermonuclear

  19. Cerro Prieto cold water injection: effects on nearby production wells

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    Truesdell, A.H.

    2010-01-01

    CFE-DOE Symp. in Geothermal Energy, DOE CONF 8904129, pp.Proc. CFE-DOE Symp. in Geothermal Energy, DOE CONF 8904129,and Renewable Energy, Office of Geothermal Technologies, of

  20. The Photometric Properties of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae

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    Ganeshalingam, Mohan

    2012-01-01

    5.2.1 Photometry . . . . . .5.3.1 Photometry . . . . . . . .photometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  1. Black Hole Masses in Nearby Brightest Cluster Galaxies

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    McConnell, Nicholas James

    2012-01-01

    Photometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.2.2 Photometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .with high-resolution photometry from HST (Laine et al. 2003)

  2. A CO(3-2) Survey of Nearby Mira Variables

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    K. Young

    1995-01-09

    A survey of CO(3-2) emission from optically visible oxygen-rich Mira variable stars within 500 pc of the sun was conducted. A molecular envelope was detected surrounding 36 of the 66 stars examined. Some of these stars have lower outflow velocities than any Miras previously detected in CO. The average terminal velocity of the ejected material was 7.0 km/sec, about half the value found in Miras selected by infrared criteria. None of the stars with spectral types earlier than M 5.5 were detected. The terminal velocity increases as the temperature of the stellar photosphere decreases, as would be expected for a radiation driven wind. Mass loss rates for the detected objects were calculated, and it was found that there is no correlation between the infrared color of a Mira variable, and its mass loss rate. The mass loss rate is correlated with the far infrared luminosity, although a few stars appear to have extensive dust envelopes without any detectable molecular wind. A power-law relationship is found to hold between the mass loss rate and the terminal velocity of the ejected material. This relationship indicates that the dust envelope should be optically thick in the near infrared and visible regions of the spectrum when the outflow velocity is > 17 km/sec. At the low end of the range of outflow velocities seen, the dust drift velocity may be high enough to lead to the destruction of the grains via sputtering. Half of the stars which were detected were re-observed in the CO(4-3) transition. A comparison of the outflow velocities obtained from these observations with those obtained by other investigators at lower frequencies shows no evidence for gradual acceleration of the outer molecular envelope.

  3. NMSU -Albuquerque Nearby Restaurants, Catering Services and Hotels

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    -260-1366 2103 Carlisle Blvd. www.wholefoodsmarket.co m The Cooperage 505-255-1657 7220 Lomas Blvd. NE Starbucks Coffee (Drive Up) 505-255-0026 2104 San Mateo www.Starbucks.com Jason's Deli 505-881-6700 2105 B

  4. RING EDGE WAVES AND THE MASSES OF NEARBY SATELLITES

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    Weiss, John W.; Porco, Carolyn C. [CICLOPS/Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO 80301 (United States); Tiscareno, Matthew S. [Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States)

    2009-07-15

    Moons embedded in gaps within Saturn's main rings generate waves on the gap edges due to their gravitational disturbances. These edge waves can serve as diagnostics for the masses and, in some cases, orbital characteristics of the embedded moons. Although N-body simulations of the edges are far better in inferring masses from edge morphology, the long run-times of this technique often make it impractical. In this paper, we describe a faster approach to narrow the range of masses to explore with N-body simulations, to explore the multidimensional parameter space of edge/moon interactions, and to guide the planning of spacecraft observations. Using numerical, test-particle models and neglecting particle-particle interactions, we demonstrate that the simple analytic theory of the edge waves applies well to Pan in the Encke Gap but breaks down for smaller moons/gaps like Daphnis in the Keeler Gap. Fitting an analytic model to our simulation results allows us to suggest an improved relationship between moon-mass and edge wave amplitude. Numerical methods also grant freedom to explore a wider range of moon and ring orbits than the circular, coplanar case considered by analytic theory. We examine how pre-encounter inclinations and eccentricities affect the properties of the edge waves. In the case where the moon or ring-edge particle orbits initially have eccentric radial variations that are large compared to the gap width, there is considerable variation in edge wave amplitude depending on the orbital phase of the encounter. Inclined moons also affect the edge wave amplitude, potentially significantly, as well as generate vertical waves on the gap-edges. Recent Cassini images acquired as Saturn approaches equinox and the Sun's elevation on the ringplane is extremely low have revealed long shadows associated with the Keeler gap edge waves created by the embedded moon Daphnis. We interpret these as being cast by {approx}1 km high vertical structure in the waves created by Daphnis' out-of-plane perturbations on the ring particles.

  5. ECOSYSTEM COMPONENT CHARACTERIZATION 461 Failing or nearby septic tank systems

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    · Hazardous waste disposal sites · Naturally occurring toxicants and pollutants due to surrounding geological has been studied at many locations. The sources of the pathogens are typically assumed to be sanitary

  6. The Photometric Properties of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae

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    Ganeshalingam, Mohan

    2012-01-01

    1.1.1 Thermonuclear SNe . . . . . . 1.1.2 Core-Collapseby which they explode: thermonuclear and core collapse.thesis is focused on thermonuclear SNe, I describe the two

  7. Tropical Forest Fragments Enhance Pollinator Activity in Nearby Coffee Crops

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    Vermont, University of

    y 2002 observ´e la actividad de abejas y la tasa de deposici´on de polen en flores de caf´e a lo´on de polen fueron significativamente mayores en sitios a menos de 100 m de fragmentos de bosque que en

  8. Cerro Prieto cold water injection: effects on nearby production wells

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    Truesdell, A.H.

    2010-01-01

    water-dominated geothermal system: the Cerro Prieto field,liquid- dominated geothermal systems. Geothermal Resourcesof the Cerro Prieto geothermal system. Geothermal Resources

  9. REVEALING COMPANIONS TO NEARBY STARS WITH ASTROMETRIC ACCELERATION

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    Tokovinin, Andrei; Hartung, Markus; Hayward, Thomas L.; Makarov, Valeri V. E-mail: mhartung@gemini.edu E-mail: valeri.makarov@usno.navy.mil

    2012-07-15

    A subset of 51 Hipparcos astrometric binaries among FG dwarfs within 67 pc has been surveyed with the Near-Infrared Coronagraphic Imager adaptive optics system at Gemini-S, directly resolving for the first time 17 subarcsecond companions and 7 wider ones. Using these data together with published speckle interferometry of 57 stars, we compare the statistics of resolved astrometric companions with those of a simulated binary population. The fraction of resolved companions is slightly lower than expected from binary statistics. About 10% of astrometric companions could be 'dark' (white dwarfs and close pairs of late M-dwarfs). To our surprise, several binaries are found with companions too wide to explain the acceleration. Re-analysis of selected intermediate astrometric data shows that some acceleration solutions in the original Hipparcos catalog are spurious.

  10. A Pre-Gaia Census of Nearby Stellar Groups

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    Mamajek, Eric E

    2015-01-01

    The nearest, youngest groups of stars to the Sun provide important samples of age-dated stars for studying circumstellar disk evolution, imaged exoplanets, and brown dwarfs. I briefly comment on the status of the known stellar groups within 100 pc: $\\beta$ Pic, AB Dor, UMa, Car-Near, Tuc-Hor and $\\beta$ Tuc nucleus, Hyades, Col, TW Hya, Car, Coma Ber, 32 Ori, $\\eta$ Cha, and $\\chi^1$ For. I also discuss some poorly characterized groups and "non-groups." Grades for 2015 of Pass, Satisfactory, or Fail are assigned to the groups for the purposes of age-dating stars and brown dwarfs. I speculate that Tuc-Hor could have provided a supernova ~60 pc away ~2.2 Myr ago which showered the Earth with traces of 60Fe-bearing dust.

  11. Investigating AGN Heating in a Sample of Nearby Clusters

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    Dunn, R J H

    2006-01-01

    We analyse those objects in the Brightest 55 sample of clusters of galaxies which have a short central cooling time and a central temperature drop. Such clusters are likely to require some form of heating. Where clear radio bubbles are observed in these clusters, their energy injection is compared to the X-ray cooling rate. Of the 20 clusters requiring heating, at least 14 have clear bubbles, implying a duty cycle for the bubbling activity of at least 70 per cent. The average distance out to which the bubbles can offset the X-ray cooling, r_heat is given by r_heat/r_cool=0.86+/-0.11 where r_cool is defined as the radius as which the radiative cooling time is 3 Gyr. 10 out of 16 clusters have r_heat/r_cool>1, but there is a large range in values. The clusters which require heating but show no clear bubbles were combined with those clusters which have a radio core to form a second sub-sample. Using r_heat=0.86 r_cool we calculate the size of an average bubble expected in these clusters. In five cases (3C129.1, ...

  12. HD 112914 : A nearby one solar mass binary system

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    Henri M. J. Boffin; Dimitri Pourbaix

    2003-02-24

    In paper 167 of his serie published in The Observatory, Griffin presented the spectroscopic orbit of HD 112914, a late main sequence star. He also noticed that this star, also known as HIP 63406, was one of the few for which the DMSA/O Annex of the Hipparcos Catalogue derived an orbit prior to any spectroscopic one. Albeit in agreement with each others, the astrometric orbit was however determined with rather large uncertainties. Here, we have reanalysed the Hipparcos Intermediate Astrometric Data (IAD) using Griffin'spectroscopic orbit to obtain a much more precise astrometric orbit. Several parameters of the HD 112914 system are now well constrained.

  13. HD 112914 A nearby one solar mass binary system

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    Boffin, H M J; Boffin, Henri M.J.; Pourbaix, Dimitri

    2003-01-01

    In paper 167 of his serie published in The Observatory, Griffin presented the spectroscopic orbit of HD 112914, a late main sequence star. He also noticed that this star, also known as HIP 63406, was one of the few for which the DMSA/O Annex of the Hipparcos Catalogue derived an orbit prior to any spectroscopic one. Albeit in agreement with each others, the astrometric orbit was however determined with rather large uncertainties. Here, we have reanalysed the Hipparcos Intermediate Astrometric Data (IAD) using Griffin'spectroscopic orbit to obtain a much more precise astrometric orbit. Several parameters of the HD 112914 system are now well constrained.

  14. Fusion of calcium isotopes and of nearby systems

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    Stefanini, A. M.

    2012-10-20

    Very recent data on {sup 40,48}Ca+{sup 40,48}Ca are presented. In all cases fusion hindrance far below the barrier has been observed. Coupled-channel effects influence the threshold energy for hindrance. The excitation functions of the two symmetric systems are similar, while the case of {sup 40}Ca+{sup 48}Ca is different both above and below the barrier, possibly due to couplings to transfer channels with Q > 0. Other systems in the same mass region show different trends that have to be related to the nuclear structure of the colliding nuclei. Investigating the behavior of lighter systems will be interesting also from the astrophysical point of view.

  15. Collection: Supernova Discoveries from the Nearby Supernova Factory

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  16. Object Classification at the Nearby Supernova Factory (Journal Article) |

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  17. Object Classification at the Nearby Supernova Factory (Journal Article) |

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  18. Use of Computer Simulation to Reduce the Energy Consumption in a Tall Office Building in Dubai-UAE 

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    Abu-Hijleh, B.; Abu-Dakka, M.

    2010-01-01

    . Applied Energy 84:1199?1209. Nabil, A. and Mardaljevic, J. 2006. Useful daylight illuminances: A replacement for daylight factors. Energy and Buildings 38:905?913. Reinhart, C.F. 2006. Tutorial on the Use of Daysim Simulations for Sustainable...

  19. Constraints on Carbon Monoxide Emissions Based on Tall Tower Measurements in the U.S. Upper Midwest

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    Mlllet, Dylan B.

    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA * Correspondence to: Dylan B. Millet (dbm@umn.edu) Supporting. Turbulence is simulated by a Markov chain process. The evolution of particles backwards in time maps I(xr, tr

  20. The effects of seeding rate, row spacing and rates of fertilizer on a short Vs a tall wheat variety 

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    Rao, Srinivas Chamkurgopal

    1968-01-01

    of Mean F freedom square square value Total 161 4497. 39 Seeding rate (SR) Spacing (Spec) Variety (Var) SR x Spac SR x Var Spec X Var SR X Spec X Var Error 2 2 1 4 2 2 4 144 2135. 22 297. 17 97. 87 2. 32 66. 39 53. 54 30. 14 1814...) SR X Spec SR x Var Spac X Var SR X Spac x Var 161 2 2 1 4 2 2 4 137508. 86 5081. 87 6343. 73 930. 61 4281, 16 27317. 97 5217. 95 55. 60 4075. 92 1455. 98 2540. 93 1057. 28 465. 30 2140. 58 27317. 97 1304. 48 27. 80 2037...

  1. EFFICIENT DESIGN OF TALL TAPERED FEEDERS M.J. McGuinness1 and A.J. Roberts2

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    approximately 25 mm. Then the feeders become unreliable, resulting in shrinkage porosities in the castings feeders, which supply extra molten iron to poured castings as they cool. There is a problem with the reliability of the feeders, particu- larly for thicker castings of the newer spheroidal graphite irons

  2. TITLE: Effects of High Temperature and Drought on a Hybrid Bluegrass Compared with Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue

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    leakage (EL) was measured at 0, 3, 15, 27, 39, and 45 days of heat and drought treatments. Turfgrasses among treatments during the most stressful periods, heat units (degree-hours) were calculated as the sum that heat stress in cool-season turfgrasses may become more common in some regions, including the transition

  3. Forty-Six-Foot Tall Needle Sculpture Rises Over Arts Quad > EMC2 News > The

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

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  4. Multi-layer approach to motion planning in obstacle rich environment 

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    Kim, Sung Hyun

    2009-05-15

    A widespread use of robotic technology in civilian and military applications has generated a need for advanced motion planning algorithms that are real-time implementable. These algorithms are required to navigate autonomous vehicles through...

  5. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF OBSTACLES Peijun Li and Yuliang Wang

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    2014-06-16

    applications in modern science and technology, such as nanotechnology, biology, information storage, and surface chemistry. Using near-field imaging, we

  6. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF OBSTACLES Peijun Li and Yuliang Wang

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    2015-01-15

    lems have played a fundamental role in diverse scientific areas such as radar and sonar ... 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary: ..... Substituting f = ?g into the defining equations for cj and collecting terms according ...... [22] NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions. http://dlmf.nist.gov/, Release 1.0.6 of.

  7. REAL-TIME SAMPLING-BASED MOTION PLANNING WITH DYNAMIC OBSTACLES

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    Ruml, Wheeler

    of New Hampshire (2010) THESIS Submitted to the University of New Hampshire in Partial Fulfillment my years at the University of New Hampshire. I would also like to thank Jarad Cannon who worked

  8. In-network detection of anomaly regions in sensor networks with obstacles

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    Franke, Conny; Karnstedt, Marcel; Klan, Daniel; Gertz, Michael; Sattler, Kai-Uwe; Chervakova, Elena

    2009-01-01

    of Microelectronics- and Mechatronics Systems, Ilmenau,Microelectronics- and Mechatronics Systems, Ilmenau, Germany

  9. Dislocation climb strengthening in systems with immobile obstacles: Three-dimensional level-set simulation study

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    Chu, Kevin T.

    of High Performance Computing, Singapore, Singapore 5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering

  10. Saving Energy in Industrial Compressed Air Systems: Issues and Obstacles in DSM Program Design 

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    Trojanowski, D.; Parfomak, P.

    1993-01-01

    Compressed air systems are among the most common and least efficient electrical end uses in industrial plants. Over 50% of plants use compressed air systems. According to various estimates, between 20% and 35% of the energy used in these systems...

  11. Real-Time Obstacle and Collision Avoidance System for Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Systems

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    Esposito, Julien Florian

    2013-08-31

    The motivation for the research presented in this dissertation is to provide a two-fold solution to the problem of non-cooperative reactive mid-air threat avoidance for fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems. The first phase ...

  12. Field descriptions for a developing laminar tube flow with and without a concentrically located spherical obstacle 

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    Mikkelsen, Clark Douglas

    1972-01-01

    for the steady, isothermal, originally Poiseuillean flow of an incompressible, Newtonian fluid around a rigid sphere fixed on the axis of an infinitely-long, circular cylinder. Similarities in the flow fields of Cases 1 ~ 2, and 3 were indicated as were..., vorticity, and velocity fields for the steady, isothermal, originally Poiseuillean flow of an incompressible, Newtonian fluid around a rigid sphere f fixed on the axis of an infinitely-long, circular cylinder. t The above definitions for Case 1, 2, and 3...

  13. Opportunities and obstacles for US investors in Moscow : office market comparative return study

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    Stolyarik, Alexander V., 1974-

    2003-01-01

    Moscow in recent years has seen significant changes in the amount of investment grade office space. In the period before the financial crisis of 1998, in which Russia defaulted on its debt and the ruble was drastically ...

  14. Obstacle Detection and Avoidance for an Autonomous Surface Vehicle using a Profiling Sonar

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Approach [7] and occupancy grid methods [6]. For Autonomous Surface Vehicles, ASVs, the most com- monly lighting conditions while cameras might not. Some weather conditions (e.g., rain) degrade the performance Embedded Systems Lab and the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los

  15. The parking policy and smart growth disconnect : obstacles to establishing and implementing smart growth parking policy

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    Richardson, Heather Eileen Seyfang

    2005-01-01

    Urban areas are plagued by congestion, economic inequality, and inefficient land use that result from highway and single family housing subsidies, segregated land uses, and many other government policies established over ...

  16. Airports and Bicycles: what are the obstacles and incentives for operators 1 to improve bicycle access?

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    Orrick, Phyllis; Frick, Karen Trapenberg

    2013-01-01

    Bicycle Route to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport andRoute Options to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,

  17. Obstacle Avoidance Behavior of Autonomous Mobile Robot using Fiber Grating Vision Sensor

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    Ohya, Akihisa

    spherical wave interfere one another and tetragonal array of spot light is generated ahead of the FG, 305-8573, Japan fyukio, ohya, yutag@roboken.esys.tsukuba.ac.jp Abstract In this paper, we mention 3D shape of objects. Fiber Grating Laser Laser Spot Figure 3: 2-dimensional spot array generated

  18. Obstacles in pursuing teacher certification of paraprofessional employees in a Texas urban school district 

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    Marz, Carrie Oden

    2006-08-16

    School districts across the country are faced with teacher shortages in critical need areas such as special education and bilingual education. Further complicating this shortage is the movement to augment the existing ...

  19. A Moving Object Tracked by A Mobile Robot with Real-Time Obstacles Avoidance Capacity

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    . The robotic platform uses a visual camera to sense the movement of the desired object and a range sensor tracking, surveillance systems, and robotic platforms are fields that have been well studied in the past studied in several different areas. Studies made by the automotive industry in this area develop systems

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

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    Ruiz Vasquez, Roberto

    2012-10-19

    The evaluation of the potential hazards related with the operation of an LNG terminal includes possible release scenarios with the consequent flammable vapor dispersion within the facility; therefore, it is important to know the behavior...

  1. # Mexico-U.S. Migration and Labor Unions: Obstacles to Building Cross-Border Solidarity

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    Watts, Julie

    2003-01-01

    behind the U.S. - Mexico migration talks. ” The Pew Hispanicthe bilateral migration agenda, and Mexico’s reticence toReform (1998) “Migration Between Mexico and the United

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

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    Jacobs, Wendy ); Chohen, Leah; Kostakidis-Lianos, Leah; Rundell, Sara )

    2009-03-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  4. Obstacles to extending R-parity violation to Supersymmetric SU(5)

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    Khan, Najimuddin; Raychaudhuri, Amitava

    2015-01-01

    We explore the consequences of promoting bilinear R-parity violation, usually formulated in the minimal supersymmetric standard model framework, to a supersymmetric SU(5) grand unified theory. We observe that the limits on proton decay and neutrino mass place tight constraints on the bilinear SU(5) R-parity violating parameters creating a different doublet-triplet issue which cannot be resolved by an extension of the usual fine-tuning in the symmetry breaking scalar sector. If the parameters are made to satisfy the constraints, albeit unnaturally, there remains no room for the possibility to correct the SU(5) fermion mass ratios by introducing R-parity violation.

  5. More than a “Subspecies of American Literature”: Obstacles toward a Transnational Mormon Novel

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    Hales, Scott

    2015-01-01

    the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, it introduces these tensionssoccer championship and the Iraq invasion disrupt theiragainst the backdrop of the Iraq invasion, McLeod’s violent

  6. On beyond the standard model for high explosives: challenges & obstacles to surmount

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    Menikoff, Ralph Ds [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    Plastic-bonded explosives (PBX) are heterogeneous materials. Nevertheless, current explosive models treat them as homogeneous materials. To compensate, an empirically determined effective burn rate is used in place of a chemical reaction rate. A significant limitation of these models is that different burn parameters are needed for applications in different regimes; for example, shock initiation of a PBX at different initial temperatures or different initial densities. This is due to temperature fluctuations generated when a heterogeneous material is shock compressed. Localized regions of high temperatures are called hot spots. They dominate the reaction for shock initiation. The understanding of hot spot generation and their subsequent evolution has been limited by the inability to measure transients on small spatial ({approx} 1 {micro}m) and small temporal ({approx} 1 ns) scales in the harsh environment of a detonation. With the advances in computing power, it is natural to try and gain an understanding of hot-spot initiation with numerical experiments based on meso-scale simulations that resolve material heterogeneities and utilize realistic chemical reaction rates. However, to capture the underlying physics correctly, such high resolution simulations will require more than fast computers with a large amount of memory. Here we discuss some of the issues that need to be addressed. These include dissipative mechanisms that generate hot spots, accurate thermal propceties for the equations of state of the reactants and products, and controlling numerical entropy error from shock impedance mismatches at material interfaces. The later can generate artificial hot spots and lead to premature reaction. Eliminating numerical hot spots is critical for shock initiation simulations due to the positive feedback between the energy release from reaction and the hydrodynamic flow.

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

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    Simonson, Kristin (Kristin Andrea)

    2011-01-01

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

  8. Airports and Bicycles: what are the obstacles and incentives for operators 1 to improve bicycle access?

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    Orrick, Phyllis; Frick, Karen Trapenberg

    2013-01-01

    examining investments in bicycle-oriented design through afastlane.dot.gov/2010/07/us-bicycle-route-system-begins-2011 26. Port of Portland. Bicycle Resources page. (http://

  9. Analog VLSI Implementations of Visual Motion Sensors and a Neuromorphic Obstacle Avoidance System

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    Family #12;iv Acknowledgements I would like to thank my family for their endless support and love through in my first year and to Vivek, Anusha, Jad and Robert for their good company. I am grateful to Jad, Aycan, Serdar, Zafer, Koray, Yakup and Gunay for their friendship and good company... #12;v Contents

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

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    Dobson, L.

    1993-06-23

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

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

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

  12. OVERVIEW OF THE SDSS-IV MaNGA SURVEY: MAPPING NEARBY GALAXIES...

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    2000. With a typical integration time of 3 hr, MaNGA reaches a target r-band signal-to-noise ratio of 4-8 (sup -1 per 2'' fiber) at 23 AB mag arcsecsup -2, which is typical...

  13. Nearby Clumpy, Gas Rich, Star Forming Galaxies: Local Analogs of High Redshift Clumpy Galaxies

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    Garland, C A; Mac Low, M -M; Kreckel, K; Rabidoux, K; Guzmán, R

    2015-01-01

    Luminous compact blue galaxies (LCBGs) have enhanced star formation rates and compact morphologies. We combine Sloan Digital Sky Survey data with HI data of 29 LCBGs at redshift z~0 to understand their nature. We find that local LCBGs have high atomic gas fractions (~50%) and star formation rates per stellar mass consistent with some high redshift star forming galaxies. Many local LCBGs also have clumpy morphologies, with clumps distributed across their disks. Although rare, these galaxies appear to be similar to the clumpy star forming galaxies commonly observed at z~1-3. Local LCBGs separate into three groups: 1. Interacting galaxies (~20%); 2. Clumpy spirals (~40%); 3. Non-clumpy, non-spirals with regular shapes and smaller effective radii and stellar masses (~40%). It seems that the method of building up a high gas fraction, which then triggers star formation, is not the same for all local LCBGs. This may lead to a dichotomy in galaxy characteristics. We consider possible gas delivery scenarios and sugges...

  14. Host Galaxies of Type Ia Supernovae from the Nearby Supernova Factory

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    Childress, Michael Joseph

    2011-01-01

    Photometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.2.2 Host Galaxy Common Aperture Photometry . . . . . . . .and Star-Formation Rates from Photometry 3.3 Host Galaxy

  15. HST Survey of Clusters in Nearby Galaxies. I. Detection and Photometry

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    Andrew E. Dolphin; Robert C. Kennicutt Jr

    2001-10-08

    We have developed photometric techniques that can be applied to images with highly-variable backgrounds, as well as to slightly-extended objects (object size comparable to or smaller than PSF size). We have shown that ordinary stellar PSF-fitting photometry can be applied to slightly-extended objects, provided that one applies a systematic correction to the photometry that is a function primarily of the observed sharpness. Applying these techniques to the Cepheid target NGC 3627, we find that we are successfully able to photometer the stars and clusters, as well as discriminating the cluster population with a negligible number of false detections.

  16. The Nearby Supernova Factory: Toward A High-Precision Spectro-Photometry

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    Copin, Y.

    2011-01-01

    percent-level" spectro-photometry of SNe over a decent partsmall size of spectro-photometry. 4.2 Non-photometric case

  17. The NuSTAR View of Nearby Compton-thick Active Galactic Nuclei...

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    ; DelMoro, A. ; Gandhi, P. ; Durham U. ; Hailey, C.J. ; Columbia U. ; Koss, M. ; Hawaii U. ETH, Zurich ; Lansbury, G.B. ; Durham U. ; Luo, B. ; Pennsylvania U. Penn State...

  18. The open cluster NGC 6520 and the nearby dark molecular cloud Barnard 86

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    Giovanni Carraro; Rene Mendez; Jorge May; Diego Mardones

    2005-04-20

    Wide field BVI photometry and $^{12}$CO(1$\\to$0) observations are presen ted in the region of the open cluster NGC 6520 and the dark molecular cloud Barnard~86. From the analysis of the optical data we find that the cluster is rather compact, with a radius of 1.0$\\pm$0.5 arcmin, smaller than previous estimates. The cluster age is 150$\\pm$50 Myr and the reddening E$_{B-V}$=0.42$\\pm$0.10. The distance from the Sun is estimated to be 1900$\\pm$100 pc, and it is larger than previous estimates. We finally derive basic properties of the dark nebula Barnard 86 on the assumption that it lies at the same distance of the cluster.

  19. A tidal disruption event in a nearby galaxy hosting an intermediate mass black hole

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    Donato, D.; Troja, E.; Pursimo, T.; Cheung, C. C.; Kutyrev, A.; Landt, H.; Butler, N. R.

    2014-02-01

    We report the serendipitous discovery of a bright point source flare in the Abell cluster A1795 with archival EUVE and Chandra observations. Assuming the EUVE emission is associated with the Chandra source, the X-ray 0.5-7 keV flux declined by a factor of ?2300 over a time span of 6 yr, following a power-law decay with index ?2.44 ± 0.40. The Chandra data alone vary by a factor of ?20. The spectrum is well fit by a blackbody with a constant temperature of kT ? 0.09 keV (?10{sup 6} K). The flare is spatially coincident with the nuclear region of a faint, inactive galaxy with a photometric redshift consistent at the 1? level with the cluster (z = 0.062476). We argue that these properties are indicative of a tidal disruption of a star by a black hole (BH) with log (M {sub BH}/M {sub ?}) ? 5.5 ± 0.5. If so, such a discovery indicates that tidal disruption flares may be used to probe BHs in the intermediate mass range, which are very difficult to study by other means.

  20. Automatic Selection of Nearby Web Servers USC TR 98-688

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    Heidemann, John

    Advanced Re- search Projects Agency (DARPA) through FBI contract #J- FBI-95-185 entitled \\Large Scale

  1. Optical and NIR observations of the nearby type Ia supernova SN 2014J

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    Srivastav, Shubham; Kumar, Brajesh; Anupama, G C; Sahu, D K; Ojha, D K; Prabhu, T P

    2016-01-01

    Optical and NIR observations of the type Ia supernova SN 2014J in M82 are presented. The observed light curves are found to be similar to normal SNe Ia, with a decline rate parameter $\\Delta m_{15}(B) = 1.08 \\pm 0.03$. The supernova reached $B$-band maximum on JD 2456690.14, at an apparent magnitude $m_B(max) = 11.94$. The optical spectra show a red continuum with deep interstellar Na~{\\sc i} absorption, but otherwise resemble those of normal SNe Ia. The Si~{\\sc ii} $\\lambda 6355$ feature indicates a velocity of $\\sim 12\\,000$ km s$^{-1}$ at $B$-band maximum, which places SN 2014J at the border of the Normal Velocity and High Velocity group of SNe Ia. The velocity evolution of SN 2014J places it in the Low Velocity Gradient subclass, whereas the equivalent widths of Si~{\\sc ii} features near $B$-band maximum place it at the border of the Core Normal and Broad Line subclasses of SNe Ia. An analytic model fit to the bolometric light curve indicates that a total of $\\sim 1.3$ M$_{\\odot}$ was ejected in the explo...

  2. Studies of Nearby Blazars with Milagro D. A. Williams for the Milagro Collaboration1

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Milagro on new unidentified sources [2], gamma-ray bursts [3], galactic plane emission [4], and a search tubes (PMTs) to monitor the northern sky for astrophysical gamma-ray emission near 1 TeV. It is locatedV flaring behavior associated with AGN, even during daytime transits. The incident direction of gamma-ray

  3. Radio spectral characteristics of the supernova remnant Puppis A and nearby sources

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    Reynoso, E M

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a new study of the spectral index distribution of the supernova remnant (SNR) Puppis A. The nature of field compact sources is also investigated according to the measured spectral indices. This work is based on new observations of Puppis A and its surroundings performed with the Australia Telescope Compact Array in two configurations using the Compact Array Broad-band Backend centered at 1.75 GHz. We find that the global spectral index of Puppis A is -0.563 +/- 0.013. Local variations have been detected, however this global index represents well the bulk of the SNR. At the SE, we found a pattern of parallel strips with a flat spectrum compatible with small-scale filaments, although not correlated in detail. The easternmost filament agrees with the idea that the SN shock front is interacting with an external cloud. There is no evidence of the previously suggested correlation between emissivity and spectral index. A number of compact features are proposed to be evolved clumps of ejecta based...

  4. Cosmic rays and the magnetic field of the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253

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    V. Heesen; R. -J. Dettmar; M. Krause; R. Beck

    2008-01-23

    Using radio polarimetry we study the connection between the transport of cosmic rays (CR's), the three-dimensional magnetic field structure, and features of other ISM phases in the halo of NGC 253. We present a new sensitive radio continuum map of NGC 253 obtained from combined VLA and Effelsberg observations at lambda 6.2 cm. We find a prominent radio halo with a scaleheight of the thick radio disk of 1.7 kpc. The linear dependence between the local scaleheight of the vertical continuum emission and the cosmic ray electron (CRE) lifetime requires a vertical CR bulk speed of 270 km s^-1. The magnetic field structure of NGC 253 resembles an ``X''-shaped configuration where the orientation of the large-scale magnetic field is plane-parallel only in the inner regions of the disk and at small distances from the galactic midplane. At larger galactocentric radii and further away from the midplane the vertical component becomes important. This is most clearly visible at the location of the ``radio spur'' southeast of the nucleus, where the magnetic field orientation is almost vertical. We made a simple model for the dominant toroidal (r,phi) magnetic field component using a spiral magnetic field with prescribed inclination and pitch angle. The residual poloidal (r,phi,z) magnetic field component which was revealed by subtracting the model from the observations shows a distinct ``X''-shaped magnetic field orientation centered on the nucleus. The orientation angle of the poloidal magnetic field is consistent with a magnetic field transport described by the superposition of the vertical CR bulk speed and the rotation velocity. Hence, we propose a disk wind which transports cosmic rays, magnetic field, and (partially) ionized gas from the disk into the halo.

  5. Cosmic rays and the magnetic field of the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253

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    Heesen, V; Krause, M; Beck, R

    2008-01-01

    Using radio polarimetry we study the connection between the transport of cosmic rays (CR's), the three-dimensional magnetic field structure, and features of other ISM phases in the halo of NGC 253. We present a new sensitive radio continuum map of NGC 253 obtained from combined VLA and Effelsberg observations at lambda 6.2 cm. We find a prominent radio halo with a scaleheight of the thick radio disk of 1.7 kpc. The linear dependence between the local scaleheight of the vertical continuum emission and the cosmic ray electron (CRE) lifetime requires a vertical CR bulk speed of 270 km s^-1. The magnetic field structure of NGC 253 resembles an ``X''-shaped configuration where the orientation of the large-scale magnetic field is plane-parallel only in the inner regions of the disk and at small distances from the galactic midplane. At larger galactocentric radii and further away from the midplane the vertical component becomes important. This is most clearly visible at the location of the ``radio spur'' southeast o...

  6. Deterministic knowledge about nearby nodes in a mobile one dimensional environment 

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    Subramanian, Sivaramakrishnan

    2009-05-15

    also consider the case when multiple clusters merge together. Our algorithm is space efficient in that the nodes do not include information about all the nodes they know in their broadcast message at all times. Nodes also store only the information...

  7. Analysis of perturbed magnetic fields via construction of nearby integrable fields

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    Hudson, Stuart

    . Dewar Dept. of Theoretical Physics & Plasma Research Laboratory, R.S.Phys.S.E., Australian National

  8. A new approach for rapid detection of nearby thresholds in ecosystem time series

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    Pace, Michael L.

    July 2013 Recognition of an incoming nuclear missile is a case where fast detection is needed for quickest detection of change points, such as appearance of a missile on radar or a submarine on sonar models, one for the status quo (`no submarine') and one for a new and different situation (`submarine

  9. ANTISYMMETRY IN THE FARADAY ROTATION SKY CAUSED BY A NEARBY MAGNETIZED BUBBLE

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    Wolleben, M.; Landecker, T. L.; Fletcher, A.; Carretti, E.; McClure-Griffiths, N.; Dickey, J. M.; Gaensler, B. M.; Haverkorn, M.; Reich, W.; Taylor, A. R.

    2010-11-20

    Rotation measures (RMs) of pulsars and extragalactic point sources have been known to reveal large-scale antisymmetries in the Faraday rotation sky with respect to the Galactic plane and halo that have been interpreted as signatures of the mean magnetic field in the Galactic halo. We describe Faraday rotation measurements of the diffuse Galactic polarized radio emission over a large region in the northern Galactic hemisphere. Through application of RM synthesis we achieve sensitive Faraday rotation maps with high angular resolution, capable of revealing fine-scale structures of {approx}1{sup 0} in the Faraday rotation sky. Our analysis suggests that the observed antisymmetry in the Faraday rotation sky at b>0{sup 0} is dominated by the magnetic field around a local H I bubble at a distance of 100 pc, and not by the magnetic field of the Galactic halo. We derive physical properties of the magnetic field of this shell, which we find to be 20-34 {mu}G strong. It is clear that the diffuse polarized radio emission contains important information about the local magneto-ionic medium, which cannot yet be derived from Faraday RMs of extragalactic sources or pulsars alone.

  10. Early optical follow-up of the nearby active star DG CVn during its 2014 superflare

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    Caballero-Garcia, M D; Jelinek, M; Castro-Tirado, A J; Cwiek, A; Claret, A; Opiela, R; Zarnecki, A F; Gorosabel, J; Oates, S R; Cunniffe, R; Jeong, S; Hudec, R; Sokolov, V V; Makarov, D I; Tello, J C; Lara-Gil, O; Kubanek, P; Guziy, S; Bai, J; Fan, Y; Wang, C; Park, I H

    2015-01-01

    DG CVn is a binary system in which one of the components is an M type dwarf ultra fast rotator, only three of which are known in the solar neighborhood. Observations of DG CVn by the Swift satellite and several ground-based observatories during its super-flare event on 2014 allowed us to perform a complete hard X-ray - optical follow-up of a super-flare from the red-dwarf star. The observations support the fact that the super-flare can be explained by the presence of (a) large active region(s) on the surface of the star. Such activity is similar to the most extreme solar flaring events. This points towards a plausible extrapolation between the behaviour from the most active red-dwarf stars and the processes occurring in the Sun.

  11. Spatial unmasking of nearby pure-tone targets in a simulated anechoic environment

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    Shinn-Cunningham, Barbara

    and masker ex- amples include Ebata et al., 1968; Gatehouse, 1987; Santon, 1987; Doll and Hanna, 1995 or 8 dB Santon 1987 and Doll and Hanna 1995 , respectively to as much as 24 dB Gatehouse, 1987

  12. Erosion Damage of Nearby Plasma-Facing Components during a Disruption on the Divertor Plate*

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    Harilal, S. S.

    . Government rerains a nonexclusive. royalty-free license m publish or reproduce the published form.S. Department of Energy and by the Ministry of Atomic Energy and tndustry, Russia. Presented at the 19th Research, Moscow Region. 142092Russia Intense energy flow from the disrupting plasma during a thermal

  13. Performance and Lifetime Assessment of Reactor Wall and Nearby Components during Plasma Instabilities*

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    Harilal, S. S.

    ACCCWdkWk, tlw U. S. Government retains 8 nonexclusive royalty .frae license to publish or reproduce.S. Department of Energy, and by the Ministry of Atomic Energy and Industry, Russia. #12;DISCLAIMER This report is a serious problem for the tokamak . The plasma energy deposited on these components during loss

  14. The impact of a filament eruption on nearby high-lying cool loops

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    Harra, L. K.; Matthews, S. A.; Long, D. M.; Doschek, G. A.; De Pontieu, B.

    2014-09-10

    The first spectroscopic observations of cool Mg II loops above the solar limb observed by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) are presented. During the observation period, IRIS is pointed off-limb, allowing the observation of high-lying loops, which reach over 70 Mm in height. Low-lying cool loops were observed by the IRIS slit-jaw camera for the entire four-hour observing window. There is no evidence of a central reversal in the line profiles, and the Mg II h/k ratio is approximately two. The Mg II spectral lines show evidence of complex dynamics in the loops with Doppler velocities reaching ±40 km s{sup –1}. The complex motions seen indicate the presence of multiple threads in the loops and separate blobs. Toward the end of the observing period, a filament eruption occurs that forms the core of a coronal mass ejection. As the filament erupts, it impacts these high-lying loops, temporarily impeding these complex flows, most likely due to compression. This causes the plasma motions in the loops to become blueshifted and then redshifted. The plasma motions are seen before the loops themselves start to oscillate as they reach equilibrium following the impact. The ratio of the Mg h/k lines also increases following the impact of the filament.

  15. A HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SURVEY OF THE MID-ULTRAVIOLET MORPHOLOGY OF NEARBY GALAXIES1

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    Hibbard, John

    . Eskridge2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56003 Jay A. Frogel2 of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 3818, Charlottesville, VA 22903-0818 Received 2001 July 2

  16. Time monitoring of radio jets and magnetospheres in the nearby young stellar cluster R Coronae Australis

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    Liu, Hauyu Baobab; Takami, Michihiro; Yan, Chi-Hung; Karr, Jennifer; Chou, Mei-Yin; Ho, Paul T.-P. [Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, P.O. Box 23-141, Taipei, 106, Taiwan (China); Galván-Madrid, Roberto; Costigan, Gráinne; Manara, Carlo Felice [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D-85748, Garching (Germany); Forbrich, Jan [Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna, Türkenschanzstraße 17, A-1180, Vienna (Austria); Rodríguez, Luis F. [Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM, A.P. 3-72, Xangari, Morelia, 58089 (Mexico); Zhang, Qizhou, E-mail: hyliu@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2014-01-10

    We report Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array 8-10 GHz (? = 3.0-3.7 cm) monitoring observations toward the young stellar object (YSO) cluster R Coronae Australis (R CrA), taken from 2012 March 15 to 2012 September 12. These observations were planned to measure the radio flux variabilities in timescales from 0.5 hr to several days, to tens of days, and up to ?200 days. We found that among the YSOs detectable in individual epochs, in general, the most reddened objects in the Spitzer observations show the highest mean 3.5 cm Stokes I emission, and the lowest fractional variabilities on <200 day timescales. The brightest radio flux emitters in our observations are the two reddest sources IRS7W and IRS7E. In addition, by comparing our observations with observations taken from 1996 to 1998 and 2005, we found that the radio fluxes of these two sources have increased by a factor of ?1.5. The mean 3.5 cm fluxes of the three Class I/II sources, IRSI, IRS2, and IRS6, appear to be correlated with their accretion rates derived by a previous near-infrared line survey. The weakly accreting Class I/II YSOs, or those in later evolutionary stages, present radio flux variability on <0.5 hr timescales. Some YSOs were detected only during occasional flaring events. The source R CrA went below our detection limit during a few fading events.

  17. Two Transiting Earth-size Planets Near Resonance Orbiting a Nearby Cool Star

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    Petigura, Erik A; Crossfield, Ian J M; Howard, Andrew W; Deck, Katherine M; Ciardi, David R; Sinukoff, Evan; Allers, Katelyn N; Best, William M J; Liu, Michael C; Beichman, Charles A; Isaacson, Howard; Hansen, Brad M S; Lépine, Sébastien

    2015-01-01

    Discoveries from the prime Kepler mission demonstrated that small planets (Earth-radii) are common outcomes of planet formation. While Kepler detected many such planets, all but a handful orbit faint, distant stars and are not amenable to precise follow up measurements. Here, we report the discovery of two small planets transiting EPIC-206011691, a bright (K = 9.4) M0 dwarf located 65$\\pm$6 pc from Earth. We detected the transiting planets in photometry collected during Campaign 3 of NASA's K2 mission. Analysis of transit light curves reveals that the planets have small radii compared to their host star, 2.60 $\\pm$ 0.14% and 3.15 $\\pm$ 0.20%, respectively. We obtained follow up NIR spectroscopy of \\epic to constrain host star properties, which imply planet sizes of 1.59 $\\pm$ 0.43 Earth-radii and 1.92 $\\pm$ 0.53 Earth-radii, respectively, straddling the boundary between high-density, rocky planets and low-density planets with thick gaseous envelopes. The planets have orbital periods of 9.32414 days and...

  18. X-ray observations of neutron stars and black holes in nearby

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    by the type of fuel left: hydrogen, helium, carbon etc #12;...and then the end ... but, after some time (extreme gravity) · Extreme physics (very hot, dense matter) · Is exciting ! · How ? · Find them (detection;Detection · Problems · Background · Confusion #12;Detection · Problems · Background · Confusion · Point

  19. Macroscopic erosion of plasma facing and nearby components during plasma instabilities: the droplet shielding phenomenon

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    Harilal, S. S.

    shielding phenomenon A. Hassanein *, I. Konkashbaev 1 Argonne National Laboratory, Bldg 362, 9700 South Cass. This will result in further reduction of net radiation power to the surface, i.e., `droplet shielding' eect; Shielding; Lifetime; HEIGHTS package 1. Introduction During plasma disruptions, the power ¯ux reaching

  20. Nuclear star formation activity and black hole accretion in nearby Seyfert galaxies

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    Esquej, P. [Centro de Astrobiología, INTA-CSIC, Villafranca del Castillo, E-28850, Madrid (Spain); Alonso-Herrero, A.; Hernán-Caballero, A. [Instituto de Física de Cantabria, CSIC-Universidad de Cantabria, E-39005 Santander (Spain); González-Martín, O.; Ramos Almeida, C.; Rodríguez Espinosa, J. M. [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), C/Vía Láctea, E-38205, La Laguna (Spain); Hönig, S. F. [UCSB Department of Physics, Broida Hall 2015H, Santa Barbara, CA (United States); Roche, P. [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Mason, R. E. [Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center, 670 North A'ohoku, HI 96720 (United States); Díaz-Santos, T. [Spitzer Science Center, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Levenson, N. A. [Gemini Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena (Chile); Aretxaga, I. [Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Aptdo. Postal 51 y 216, 72000 Puebla (Mexico); Packham, C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249 (United States)

    2014-01-01

    Recent theoretical and observational works indicate the presence of a correlation between the star-formation rate (SFR) and active galactic nucleus (AGN) luminosity (and, therefore, the black hole accretion rate, M-dot {sub BH}) of Seyfert galaxies. This suggests a physical connection between the gas-forming stars on kpc scales and the gas on sub-pc scales that is feeding the black hole. We compiled the largest sample of Seyfert galaxies to date with high angular resolution (?0.''4-0.''8) mid-infrared (8-13 ?m) spectroscopy. The sample includes 29 Seyfert galaxies drawn from the AGN Revised Shapley-Ames catalog. At a median distance of 33 Mpc, our data allow us to probe nuclear regions on scales of ?65 pc (median value). We found no general evidence of suppression of the 11.3 ?m polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission in the vicinity of these AGN, and we used this feature as a proxy for the SFR. We detected the 11.3 ?m PAH feature in the nuclear spectra of 45% of our sample. The derived nuclear SFRs are, on average, five times lower than those measured in circumnuclear regions of 600 pc in size (median value). However, the projected nuclear SFR densities (median value of 22 M {sub ?} yr{sup –1} kpc{sup –2}) are a factor of 20 higher than those measured on circumnuclear scales. This indicates that the SF activity per unit area in the central ?65 pc region of Seyfert galaxies is much higher than at larger distances from their nuclei. We studied the connection between the nuclear SFR and M-dot {sub BH} and showed that numerical simulations reproduce our observed relation fairly well.

  1. X- and ?-ray pulsations of the nearby radio-faint PSR J1741–2054

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    Marelli, M.; Belfiore, A.; Caraveo, P.; De Luca, A.; Salvetti, D. [INAF-Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica Milano, via E. Bassini 15, I-20133 Milano (Italy); Saz Parkinson, P. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Sarazin, C.; Sivakoff, G. R. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States); Camilo, F., E-mail: marelli@lambrate.inaf.it [Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States)

    2014-07-20

    We report the results of a deep XMM-Newton observation of the radio-faint ?-ray pulsar J1741–2054 and its nebula together with the analysis of five years of Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) data. The X-ray spectrum of the pulsar is consistent with an absorbed power law plus a blackbody, originating at least partly from the neutron star cooling. The nebular emission is consistent with that of a synchrotron pulsar wind nebula, with hints of spatial spectral variation. We extended the available Fermi LAT ephemeris and folded the ?-ray and X-ray data. We detected X-ray pulsations from the neutron star: both the thermal and non-thermal components are ?35%-40% pulsed, with phase-aligned maxima. A sinusoid fits the thermal-folded profile well. A 10 bin phase-resolved analysis of the X-ray emission shows softening of the non-thermal spectrum during the on-pulse phases. The radio, X-ray, and ?-ray light curves are single-peaked, not phase-aligned, with the X-ray peak trailing the ?-ray peak by more than half a rotation. Spectral considerations suggest that the most probable pulsar distance is in the 0.3-1.0 kpc range, in agreement with the radio dispersion measure.

  2. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds: VI. Perseus Observed with MIPS

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    L. M. Rebull; K. R. Stapelfeldt; N. J. Evans II; J. K. Joergensen; P. M. Harvey; T. Y. Brooke; T. L. Bourke; D. L. Padgett; N. L. Chapman; S. -P. Lai; W. J. Spiesmann; A. Noreiga-Crespo; B. Merin; T. Huard; L. E. Allen; G. A. Blake; T. Jarrett; D. W. Koerner; L. G. Mundy; P. C. Myers; A. I. Sargent; E. F. van Dishoeck; Z. Wahhaj; K. E. Young

    2007-01-24

    We present observations of 10.6 square degrees of the Perseus molecular cloud at 24, 70, and 160 microns with the Spitzer Space Telescope Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS). The image mosaics show prominent, complex extended emission dominated by illuminating B stars on the East side of the cloud, and by cold filaments of 160 micron emission on the West side. Of 3950 point sources identified at 24 microns, 1141 have 2MASS counterparts. A quarter of these populate regions of the Ks vs. Ks-[24] diagram that are distinct from stellar photospheres and background galaxies, and thus are likely to be cloud members with infrared excess. Nearly half (46%) of these 24 micron excess sources are distributed outside the IC 348 and NGC 1333 clusters. NGC 1333 shows the highest fraction of stars with flat or rising spectral energy distributions (28%), while Class II SEDs are most common in IC 348. These results are consistent with previous relative age determinations for the two clusters. The intercluster region contains several tightly clumped (r~0.1 pc) young stellar aggregates whose members exhibit a wide variety of infrared spectral energy distributions characteristic of different circumstellar environments. One possible explanation is a significant age spread among the aggregate members, such that some have had time to evolve more than others. Alternatively, if the aggregate members all formed at roughly the same time, then remarkably rapid circumstellar evolution would be required to account for the association of Class I and Class III sources at ages <~1 Myr. We highlight important results for several other objects as well (full abstract in the paper).

  3. GRB 051103 and GRB 070201 as Giant Flares from SGRs in Nearby Galaxies

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    -7450, USA ^Max-Plank-Institutfiir extraterrestrische Physik, D-85741 Garching, Germany Abstract. The Konus-Wind, 12]. The energy of the initial pulse of the giant flare from SGR 1806-20 was found of '-^ 2 x 10 of commonly accepted observational GF criteria (i.e. short duration, single pulse event with hard energy

  4. The Fundamental Plane of Early Type Galaxies in Nearby Clusters from the WINGS Database

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    M. D'Onofrio; G. Fasano; J. Varela; D. Bettoni; M. Moles; P. Kjaergaard; E. Pignatelli; B. Poggianti; D. Dressler; A. Cava; J. Fritz; W. J. Couch; A. Omizzolo

    2008-06-27

    By exploting the data of three large surveys (WINGS, NFPS and SDSS), we present here a comparative analysis of the Fundamental Plane (FP hereafter) of the early-type galaxies (ETGs) belonging to 59 galaxy clusters in the redshift range $0.04kinematic variables, the coefficients of the FP are strongly influenced by a number of things, mainly related to the distribution of photometric/kinematic properties of galaxies in the particular sample under analysis. For instance, the $a$ coefficient derived for the whole sample of ETGs, turns out to decrease when faint galaxies are progressively removed from the sample, suggesting that bright and faint ETGs have systematically different FPs, likely because of different mechanisms of galaxy formation. In general, by comparing mock cluster samples with the real one, we conclude that the observed variances of the FP coefficients cannot be attributed just to statistical uncertainties. We speculate that the FP is actually a bent surface, which is approximated by different planes when different selection criteria, either chosen or induced by observations, are acting to define galaxies samples. We also find ...

  5. Volcanic Processes, the Resulting Landforms, and What These Mean To the Residents Nearby

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    Polly, David

    amounts of silica. Silica molecules tend to form long polymer chains that aren't easily broken. High of silica the less polymer chains that form on a molecular level and the less dangerous the lava will be. Low viscosity magmas/lavas would form flood basalts and shield volcanos. Intermediate magmas

  6. Can Small Islands Protect Nearby Coasts From Tsunamis? An Active Experimental Design Approach

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    Stefanakis, Themistoklis S; Vayatis, Nicolas; Dias, Frédéric; Synolakis, Costas E

    2013-01-01

    Small islands in the vicinity of the mainland are believed to offer protection from wind and waves and thus coastal communities have been developed in these areas. However, what happens when it comes to tsunamis is not clear. Will these islands act as natural barriers ? Recent post-tsunami survey data, supported by numerical simulations, reveal that the run-up on coastal areas behind small islands was significantly higher than on neighboring locations not affected by the presence of the island. To study the conditions of this run- up amplification, we solve numerically the nonlinear shallow water equations (NSWE). We use the simplified geometry of a conical island sitting on a flat bed in front of a uniform sloping beach. By doing so, the experimental setup is defined by five physical parameters, namely the island slope, the beach slope, the water depth, the distance between the island and the plane beach and the incoming wavelength, while the wave height was kept fixed. The objective is twofold: Find the max...

  7. Hubble Residuals of Nearby SN Ia Are Correlated with Host Galaxy Masses

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  8. Hubble Residuals of Nearby SN Ia Are Correlated with Host Galaxy Masses

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  9. HUBBLE RESIDUALS OF NEARBY TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE ARE CORRELATED WITH HOST

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  10. High Statistics Study of Nearby Type 1a Supernovae. QUEST Camera Short Term

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  11. Stellar and gaseous nuclear disks observed in nearby (U)LIRGs (Journal

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  12. The Nearby Supernova Factory: Toward A High-Precision Spectro-Photometry

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  13. The Nearby Supernova Factory: Toward A High-Precision Spectro-Photometry

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  14. The NuSTAR View of Nearby Compton-thick Active Galactic Nuclei: The Cases

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  15. The NuSTAR View of Nearby Compton-thick Active Galactic Nuclei: The Cases

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  16. High Statistics Study of Nearby Type 1a Supernovae. QUEST Camera Short Term

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  17. The Vanishing Book of Life on Earth --Eric R. Pianka The great North American tall grass prairie --we just took it and turned it

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    Pianka, Eric R.

    in all life on Earth could never be recorded in a single book, or even in an encyclopedia, but would precariously high. #12;2 Most people consider biology, particularly ecology, to be a luxury that they can do a biological major. Basic biology is not a luxury at all, but rather an absolute necessity. Despite our human

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

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    Enion, Rhead M.

    2012-01-01

    focused nitro- gen oxide emissions-trading program for largeNSPS program could use emissions trading, including cap-and-regulations that allow emissions trading, to achieve GHG

  19. Neutron-star merger ejecta as obstacles to neutrino-powered jets of gamma-ray bursts

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    Just, Oliver; Janka, H -Thomas; Bauswein, Andreas; Schwarz, Nicole

    2015-01-01

    We present the first relativistic hydrodynamic simulations of black hole-torus systems as remnants of binary-neutron star (NS-NS) and neutron star-black hole (NS-BH) mergers, in which the viscously driven evolution of the accretion torus is followed with a self-consistent treatment of the energy-dependent neutrino transport and of neutrino-antineutrino annihilation, which initiates relativistic, collimated outflows above the poles of the BH. Moreover, we include the interaction of these polar outflows with the dynamical ejecta that are expelled during the NS-NS merging. The modeled torus masses, BH masses and spins, and the ejecta masses, velocities, and spatial distributions are adopted from relativistic merger simulations. We find that energy deposition by neutrino annihilation can accelerate outflows with initially high Lorentz factors along polar low-density funnels, but only in mergers with extremely low baryon pollution in the polar regions. NS-BH mergers, where polar mass ejection during the merging ph...

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

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

    1993-07-01

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

  1. To appear in IEEE Trans. On CAD 1 Abstract--Partial shading is a serious obstacle to the effective

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    Pedram, Massoud

    utilization of photovoltaic (PV) systems since it can result in a significant degradation in the PV system of a large-scale PV system comprised of 3 PV modules with 60 PV cells per module. Index Terms--Photovoltaic system, partial shading, photovoltaic module reconfiguration, dynamic programming. I. INTRODUCTION UE

  2. Wood to Energy in Washington: I ti O t iti & Ob t l t PImperatives, Opportunities, & Obstacles to Progress

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    Brown, Sally

    Fragmentation of supply vs. scale efficiency · Forest fire alternatives P i l ili i· Price volatility vs. investment Infrastructure Largest biomass collection system Largest state investment in renewable energy Higher value% World Population Consumes 25% World Oil US imports 60% of it's Petroleum and 20% of it's Wood Products

  3. Kinematical studies of the flows around free or surface-mounted obstacles; applying topology to flow visualization

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    Hunt, Julian

    [(vl/vz)(crl/crz)]*, where Mlis based on the two-phase core flowand Tl/Tz is the ratio of the viscosities. In practice Ml

  4. NREL Overcomes Obstacles in Lignin Valorization (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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  5. The Nearby Supernova FactoryThe Nearby Supernova Factory W.M. Wood-Vasey, G. Aldering, B. C. Lee, S. Loken, P. Nugent, S. Perlmutter, R. Quimby, J. Siegrist, L. Wang Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

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    .4 0.45 0.5 SupernovaeDiscovered/year/0.02 MagnitudeError Redshift Redshift distribution for Various

  6. CHARACTERIZING THE CIRCUMGALACTIC MEDIUM OF NEARBY GALAXIES WITH HST/COS AND HST/STIS ABSORPTION-LINE SPECTROSCOPY

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    Stocke, John T.; Keeney, Brian A.; Danforth, Charles W.; Shull, J. Michael; Froning, Cynthia S.; Green, James C.; Penton, Steven V. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, 389 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)] [Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, 389 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Savage, Blair D., E-mail: john.stocke@colorado.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

    2013-02-15

    The circumgalactic medium (CGM) of late-type galaxies is characterized using UV spectroscopy of 11 targeted QSO/galaxy pairs at z {<=} 0.02 with the Hubble Space Telescope Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) and {approx}60 serendipitous absorber/galaxy pairs at z {<=} 0.2 with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. CGM warm cloud properties are derived, including volume filling factors of 3%-5%, cloud sizes of 0.1-30 kpc, masses of 10-10{sup 8} M {sub Sun }, and metallicities of {approx}0.1-1 Z {sub Sun }. Almost all warm CGM clouds within 0.5 R {sub vir} are metal-bearing and many have velocities consistent with being bound, 'galactic fountain' clouds. For galaxies with L {approx}> 0.1 L*, the total mass in these warm CGM clouds approaches 10{sup 10} M {sub Sun }, {approx}10%-15% of the total baryons in massive spirals and comparable to the baryons in their parent galaxy disks. This leaves {approx}> 50% of massive spiral-galaxy baryons 'missing'. Dwarfs (<0.1 L*) have smaller area covering factors and warm CGM masses ({<=}5% baryon fraction), suggesting that many of their warm clouds escape. Constant warm cloud internal pressures as a function of impact parameter (P/k {approx} 10 cm{sup -3} K) support the inference that previous COS detections of broad, shallow O VI and Ly{alpha} absorptions are of an extensive ({approx}400-600 kpc), hot (T Almost-Equal-To 10{sup 6} K), intra-cloud gas which is very massive ({>=}10{sup 11} M {sub Sun }). While the warm CGM clouds cannot account for all the 'missing baryons' in spirals, the hot intra-group gas can, and could account for {approx}20% of the cosmic baryon census at z {approx} 0 if this hot gas is ubiquitous among spiral groups.

  7. Spectral Energy Distribution of Radio Sources in Nearby Clusters of Galaxies: Implications for Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Surveys

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    Yen-Ting Lin; Bruce Partridge; J. C. Pober; Khadija El Bouchefry; Sarah Burke; Jonathan Klein; Joseph Coish; Kevin Huffenberger

    2009-04-04

    To explore the high frequency radio spectra of galaxies in clusters, we used NRAO's Very Large Array at four frequencies, 4.9-43 GHz, to observe 139 galaxies in low redshift (z22 GHz, implying a higher flux than would be expected from an extrapolation of the lower frequency flux measurements. Our results quantify the need for careful source subtraction in increasingly sensitive measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in clusters of galaxies (as currently being conducted by, for instance, the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and South Pole Telescope groups).

  8. Contributions to the Nearby Stars (NStars) Project: Spectroscopy of Stars Earlier than M0 within 40 parsecs: The Southern Sample

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    R. O. Gray; C. J. Corbally; R. F. Garrison; M. T. McFadden; E. J. Bubar; C. E. McGahee; A. A. O'Donoghue; E. R. Knox

    2006-03-28

    We are obtaining spectra, spectral types and basic physical parameters for the nearly 3600 dwarf and giant stars earlier than M0 in the Hipparcos catalog within 40pc of the Sun. Here we report on results for 1676 stars in the southern hemisphere observed at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory and Steward Observatory. These results include new, precise, homogeneous spectral types, basic physical parameters (including the effective temperature, surface gravity, and metallicity, [M/H]) and measures of the chromospheric activity of our program stars. We include notes on astrophysically interesting stars in this sample, the metallicity distribution of the solar neighborhood and a table of solar analogues. We also demonstrate that the bimodal nature of the distribution of the chromospheric activity parameter log R'HK depends strongly on the metallicity, and we explore the nature of the ``low-metallicity'' chromospherically active K-type dwarfs.

  9. Near-Infrared Adaptive Optics Imaging of the Central Regions of Nearby Sc Galaxies: I. M33

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    T. J. Davidge

    1999-10-18

    Near-infrared images obtained with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) Adaptive Optics Bonnette (AOB) are used to investigate the stellar content within 18 arcsec of the center of the Local Group spiral galaxy M33. AGB stars with near-infrared spectral-energy distributions similar to those of giants in the solar neighborhood and Baade's Window are detected over most of the field. The bolometric luminosity function (LF) of these stars has a discontinuity near M_{bol} = -5.25, and comparisons with evolutionary tracks suggest that most of the AGB stars formed in a burst of star formation 1 - 3 Gyr in the past. The images are also used to investigate the integrated near-infrared photometric properties of the nucleus and the central light concentration. The nucleus is bluer than the central light concentration, in agreement with previous studies at visible wavelengths. The CO index of the central light concentration 0.5 arcsec from the galaxy center is 0.05, which corresponds to [Fe/H] = -1.2 for simple stellar systems. Hence, the central light concentration could not have formed from the chemically-enriched material that dominates the present-day inner disk of M33.

  10. A Near-Infrared Photometric Survey of Metal-Poor Inner Spheroid Globular Clusters and Nearby Bulge Fields

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    T. J. Davidge

    2000-08-25

    Images recorded through J, H, K, 2.2 micron continuum and CO filters have been obtained of a sample of metal-poor ([Fe/H] < -1.3) globular clusters in the inner spheroid of the Galaxy. The shape and color of the upper giant branch on the (K, J-K) CMD, combined with the K brightness of the RGB-tip, are used to estimate the metallicity, reddening, and distance of each cluster. CO indices are used to identify bulge stars, which will bias metallicity and distance estimates if not removed from the data. Bulge fields were also observed near each cluster. The slope of the bulge giant branch luminosity function does not vary between most fields, although the LFs in Baade's Window and near NGC 6273 are significantly shallower than average. The data also suggest that the HB content may not be uniform throughout the bulge, in the sense that a larger than average number of red HB stars may occur in fields closest to the Galactic Center.

  11. SPITZER INFRARED NEARBY GALAXIES SURVEY (SINGS) IMAGING OF NGC 7331: A PANCHROMATIC VIEW OF A RINGED GALAXY

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    Draine, Bruce T.

    emission from small hot ($1000 K) dust grains, but we show that these dust grains contribute only a small Array Camera (IRAC; Fazio et al. 2004) 5.8 m channel where the emission from polycyclic aromatic hydro

  12. Optical and Infrared Photometry of the Nearby Type Ia Supernovae 1999ee, 2000bh, 2000ca, and 2001ba

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    Kevin Krisciunas; Mark M. Phillips; Nicholas B. Suntzeff; S. E. Persson; Mario Hamuy; Roberto Antezana; Pablo Candia; Alejandro Clocchiatti; Darren L. DePoy; Lisa M. Germany; Luis Gonzalez; Sergio Gonzalez; Wojtek Krzeminski; Jose Maza; Peter E. Nugent; Yulei Qiu; Armin Rest; Miguel Roth; Maximilian Stritzinger; L. -G. Strolger; Ian Thompson; T. B. Williams; Marina Wischnjewsky

    2003-11-18

    We present near infrared photometry of the Type Ia supernova 1999ee; also, optical and infrared photometry of the Type Ia SNe 2000bh, 2000ca, and 2001ba. For SNe 1999ee and 2000bh we present the first-ever SN photometry at 1.035 microns (the Y-band). We present K-corrections which transform the infrared photometry in the observer's frame to the supernova rest frame. Using our infrared K-corrections and stretch factors derived from optical photometry, we construct JHK templates which can be used to determine the apparent magnitudes at maximum if one has some data in the window -12 to +10 d with respect to T(B_max). Following up previous work on the uniformity of V minus IR loci of Type Ia supernovae of mid-range decline rates, we present unreddened loci for slow decliners. We also discuss evidence for a continuous change of color at a given epoch as a function of decline rate.

  13. The ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey IX. The morphology-radius and morphology-density relations in rich galaxy clusters

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    T. Thomas; P. Katgert

    2005-10-10

    We study the morphology-radius (MR-) and morphology-density (MD-) relations for a sample of about 850 galaxies (with M = -22), the S0 galaxies and the early spirals have different Sigma1-distributions. The reason for this is that Sigma1 is much less correlated with R than is Sigma10, and thus has much less cross-talk from the (MR-) relation. On average, the 'normal' ellipticals populate environments with higher projected density than do the S0 galaxies while the early spirals populate even less dense environments. The segregation of the brightest ellipticals and the late spirals is driven mostly by global factors, while the segregation between 'normal' ellipticals, S0 galaxies and early spirals is driven primarily by local factors.

  14. Assessing effects of highway bridge deck runoff on near-by recieving waters in coastal margins using remote monitoring techniques 

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    Nwaneshiudu, Oke

    2005-02-17

    be found in transportaion infrastructure and are used as means of treating highway runoff. The Urban Polution research center at Middlesex University in London, UK recently concluded a study which investigated the environmental sensitivity analysis...

  15. Nearby Supernova Factory Observations of SN 2005gj: Another Type Ia Supernova in a Massive Circumstellar Envelope

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    2006-01-01

    scenarios both involve the thermonuclear disruption of whitelead to new channels for thermonuclear SNe. For example,thermonuclear SNe inside a dense

  16. Nearby Supernova Factory Observations of SN 2006D: On Sporadic Carbon Signatures in Early Type Ia Supernova Spectra

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    2006-01-01

    with low volume-?lling factor. Subject headings: supernovae:general — supernovae: individual (SN 2006D)Introduction Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) make valuable

  17. Nearby Outdoor Environmental Support of Older Adults' Yard Activities, Neighborhood Walking and Independent Living in the Community 

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    Wang, Zhe

    2011-02-22

    Aging is a global phenomenon. Ways to sustain older adults' aging-in-place in the 'community at-large' (defined as traditional communities where most people live) have been overlooked. Consciously engaging in physical activity helps older adults...

  18. TECHNICAL EVALUATION OF TEMPORAL GROUNDWATER MONITORING VARIABILITY IN MW66 AND NEARBY WELLS, PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT

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    Looney, B.; Eddy-Dilek, C.

    2012-08-28

    Evaluation of disposal records, soil data, and spatial/temporal groundwater data from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) 7 indicate that the peak contaminant concentrations measured in monitoring well (MW) 66 result from the influence of the regional PGDP NW Plume, and does not support the presence of significant vertical transport from local contaminant sources in SWMU 7. This updated evaluation supports the 2006 conceptualization which suggested the high and low concentrations in MW66 represent different flow conditions (i.e., local versus regional influences). Incorporation of the additional lines of evidence from data collected since 2006 provide the basis to link high contaminant concentrations in MW66 (peaks) to the regional 'Northwest Plume' and to the upgradient source, specifically, the C400 Building Area. The conceptual model was further refined to demonstrate that groundwater and the various contaminant plumes respond to complex site conditions in predictable ways. This type of conceptualization bounds the expected system behavior and supports development of environmental cleanup strategies, providing a basis to support decisions even if it is not feasible to completely characterize all of the 'complexities' present in the system. We recommend that the site carefully consider the potential impacts to groundwater and contaminant plume migration as they plan and implement onsite production operations, remediation efforts, and reconfiguration activities. For example, this conceptual model suggests that rerouting drainage water, constructing ponds or basin, reconfiguring cooling water systems, capping sites, decommissioning buildings, fixing (or not fixing) water leaks, and other similar actions will potentially have a 'direct' impact on the groundwater contaminant plumes. Our conclusion that the peak concentrations in MW66 are linked to the regional PGDP NW Plume does not imply that there TCE is not present in SWMU 7. The available soil and groundwater data indicate that the some of the waste disposed in this facility contacted and/or were contaminated by TCE. In our assessment, the relatively small amount of TCE associated with SWMU 7 is not contributing detectable TCE to the groundwater and does not represent a significant threat to the environment, particularly in an area where remediation and/or management of TCE in the NW plume will be required for an extended timeframe. If determined to be necessary by the PGDP team and regulators, additional TCE characterization or cleanup activities could be performed. Consistent with the limited quantity of TCE in SWMU 7, we identify a range of low cost approaches for such activities (e.g., soil gas surveys for characterization or SVE for remediation). We hope that this information is useful to the Paducah team and to their regulators and stakeholders to develop a robust environmental management path to address the groundwater and soil contamination associated with the burial ground areas.

  19. Color-magnitude distribution of face-on nearby galaxies in Sloan digital sky survey DR7

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    Jin, Shuo-Wen; Feng, Long-Long; Gu, Qiusheng; Huang, Song; Shi, Yong

    2014-05-20

    We have analyzed the distributions in the color-magnitude diagram (CMD) of a large sample of face-on galaxies to minimize the effect of dust extinctions on galaxy color. About 300,000 galaxies with log (a/b) < 0.2 and redshift z < 0.2 are selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 catalog. Two methods are employed to investigate the distributions of galaxies in the CMD, including one-dimensional (1D) Gaussian fitting to the distributions in individual magnitude bins and two-dimensional (2D) Gaussian mixture model (GMM) fitting to galaxies as a whole. We find that in the 1D fitting, two Gaussians are not enough to fit galaxies with the excess present between the blue cloud and the red sequence. The fitting to this excess defines the center of the green valley in the local universe to be (u – r){sub 0.1} = –0.121M {sub r,} 0{sub .1} – 0.061. The fraction of blue cloud and red sequence galaxies turns over around M {sub r,} {sub 0.1} ? –20.1 mag, corresponding to stellar mass of 3 × 10{sup 10} M {sub ?}. For the 2D GMM fitting, a total of four Gaussians are required, one for the blue cloud, one for the red sequence, and the additional two for the green valley. The fact that two Gaussians are needed to describe the distributions of galaxies in the green valley is consistent with some models that argue for two different evolutionary paths from the blue cloud to the red sequence.

  20. Sources of methane and nitrous oxide in California's Central Valley estimated through direct airborne flux and positive matrix factorization source apportionment of ground-based and regional tall tower measurements

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    Guha, Abhinav

    2014-01-01

    or vented sources and cogeneration plants in the oil and gasLa Paloma natural gas cogeneration plant; (c) and (d) CymricPaloma natural gas cogeneration plant, McKittrick; and (3)

  1. Legal obstacles and incentives to the third development of small-scale hydroelectric potential in the six New England states: executive summary

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    This executive summary describes the relationship of Federal law and regulation to state law and regulation of small-scale hydroelectric facilities. It also highlights important features of the constitutional law, statutory law, case law, and regulations of each of the six New England states. The summary may serve as a concise overview of and introduction to the detailed reports prepared by the Energy Law Institute on the legal and regulatory systems of each of the six states. The dual regulatory system is a function of the federalist nature of our government. This dual system is examined from the standpoint of the appropriate legal doctrine, i.e., the law of pre-emption, and the application of this law to the case of hydroelectric development. The regulation of small dams are discussed and flow diagrams of the regulations are presented for each of the six states - Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut.

  2. Perception of distance-to-obstacle through time-delayed tactile feedback Jess Hartcher-O'Brien1 Malika Auvray1, and Vincent Hayward Fellow, IEEE 1

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    Hayward, Vincent

    multiple sensors that are tuned to specific forms of environmental energy, and has developed an efficient- sequences for humans and animals alike. It affects interac- tions with both animate and inanimate objects to estimate the distance of a competitor in the surrounding water [4]. In the auditory system, this process is

  3. Moving Obstacle Detection in Highly Dynamic Scenes A. Ess1, B. Leibe2, K. Schindler1,3, L. van Gool1,4

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    Schindler, Konrad

    a stereo rig mounted on a mobile platform. Specifically, we are interested in the application scenes. I. INTRODUCTION For reliable autonomous navigation, a robot or car requires appropriate), the pedestrians free up their occupied space soon after, which would thus allow a robotic platform to pass through

  4. A hybrid model of obstacle-aided snake robot locomotion Pl Liljebck, Kristin Y. Pettersen, yvind Stavdahl, and Jan Tommy Gravdahl

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway, and SINTEF ICT, Dept. of Applied Cybernetics, N-7465 Trondheim, Norway. E-mail: Pal.Liljeback@sintef.no K. Y. Pettersen, Øyvind Stavdahl, and Jan Tommy Gravdahl are with the Department of Engineering Cybernetics

  5. OBPRM: An ObstacleBased PRM for 3D Workspaces Nancy M. Amato, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    methods, known as Probabilistic Roadmap Methods (prms) have shown great potential for solving compli a graph of representative paths in C­space (a roadmap) whose vertices correspond to collision roadmap method (obprm), in cluttered 3­dimensional Workspaces. Various node generation strategies

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

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    Maxwell, Ricky G.

    2010-07-14

    stream_source_info MAXWELL-DISSERTATION.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 228756 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name MAXWELL-DISSERTATION.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1... Maxwell, May 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS i ABSTRACT viii LIST OF TABLES x CHAPTER I. NTRODUCTION 1 Background 1 Purpose of the Study 3 Objectives 3...

  7. Recovery Act Changes Hanford Skyline with Explosive Demolitions...

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    explosive demolitions took down two 250-foot-tall exhaust chimneys, two 90-foot-fall air filter structures, and a 140-foot-tall water tower. The water tower was marked by a "Work...

  8. Interactions between climate and land use which drive dynamics in treeline ecotone scrub in Scotland 

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    Gilbert, Diana

    2011-06-28

    Treeline ecotone scrub, the suite of tall woody plant communities that bridge the boundary between tall forest and higher altitude open summit heaths, is a rare and little studied transition habitat in the UK. Individual ...

  9. Purdue Cooperative Extension Service http://www.entm.purdue.edu/newsletters/

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    Corn Borer in Tall, Non-GMO Corn · Pest and Crop Development are Delayed · Black Light Trap Catch Borer in Tall, Non-GMO Corn - (Larry Bledsoe, Christian Krupke, and John Obermeyer) This spring

  10. Physics 5B Homework Set #1 Winter 2009 DUE: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 2009

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    ) A tall Styrofoam cup is filled with water. Two holes are punched in the cup near the bottom, and water

  11. To appear in the ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 conference proceedings Digital Bas-Relief from 3D Scenes

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    -controlled milling machine to produce (d) a physical bas relief sculpture carved in limestone, roughly 15" tall

  12. "Menos y menos da más": Using Spanish as the Language of Instruction with English Learners in Algebra 1

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    Diaz, Marco Antonio

    2013-01-01

    L.  R.  ( 1984).   Algebra  :  children's  strategies  and  in  Learning  Algebra.   American   Educational  Research  Tall,  D.  (1994).   Algebra,  Symbols  and  Translation  

  13. SPM Bulletin 31

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    Tsaban, Boaz

    2011-01-01

    Among the many papers announced here, a recent series of papers of Franklin Tall on selective properties (SPM) is noteworthy.

  14. RAMSEY TYPE PROPERTIES OF IDEALS M. HRUSAK, D. MEZA-ALCANTARA, E. THUMMEL, AND C. UZCATEGUI

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    Hrusak, Michael

    RAMSEY TYPE PROPERTIES OF IDEALS M. HRUS´AK, D. MEZA-ALC´ANTARA, E. TH¨UMMEL, AND C. UZC to the Ramsey property. The question as to whether there is a tall definable Ramsey ideal is raised and studied. It is shown that no tall F ideal is Ramsey, while there is a tall co-analytic Ramsey ideal. Introduction

  15. Do We Detect the Galactic Feedback Material in X-ray Observations of Nearby Galaxies? - A Case Study of NGC 5866

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    Li, Jiang-Tao

    2015-01-01

    One of the major sources of X-ray emitting hot gas around galaxies is the feedback from supernovae (SNe), but most of this metal-enriched feedback material is often not directly detected in X-ray observations. This missing galactic feedback problem is extremely prominent in early-type galaxy bulges where there is little cool gas to make the SNe ejecta radiate at lower temperature beyond the X-ray domain. We herein present a deep Suzaku observation of an S0 galaxy NGC5866, which is relatively rich in molecular gas as an S0 galaxy and shows significant evidence of cool-hot gas interaction. By jointly analyzing the Suzaku and an archival Chandra data, we measure the Fe/O abundance ratio to be $7.63_{-5.52}^{+7.28}$ relative to solar values. This abundance ratio is much higher than those of spiral galaxies, and even among the highest ones of S0 and elliptical galaxies. NGC5866 also simultaneously has the highest Fe/O abundance ratio and molecular gas mass among a small sample of gas-poor early-type galaxies. An e...

  16. Multiple Molecular Winds in Evolved Stars I. A Survey of CO(2-1) and CO(3-2) Emission from 45 Nearby AGB Stars

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    G. R. Knapp; K. Young; E. Lee; A. Jorissen

    1997-11-12

    This paper describes observations of a new phenomenon in evolved mass-losing AGB stars: the presence of two winds with different expansion velocities. CO(2-1) and CO(3-2) line emission was observed for 45 AGB stars at high velocity resolution and double winds found in 20% of the sample. Highly asymmetric lines were found in six other stars. The data tentatively suggest that double winds occur when the star undergoes a change (pulsational mode, chemical composition) and that the very narrow components represent the onset of a new phase of mass loss.

  17. Constraining dark matter halo profiles and galaxy formation models using spiral arm morphology. II. Dark and stellar mass concentrations for 13 nearby face-on galaxies

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    Seigar, Marc S. [Department of Physics, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1023 University Drive, MWAH 371, Duluth, MN 55812-3009 (United States); Davis, Benjamin L.; Berrier, Joel; Kennefick, Daniel [Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, 202 Field House, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (United States)

    2014-11-01

    We investigate the use of spiral arm pitch angles as a probe of disk galaxy mass profiles. We confirm our previous result that spiral arm pitch angles (P) are well correlated with the rate of shear (S) in disk galaxy rotation curves. We use this correlation to argue that imaging data alone can provide a powerful probe of galactic mass distributions out to large look-back times. We then use a sample of 13 galaxies, with Spitzer 3.6 ?m imaging data and observed H? rotation curves, to demonstrate how an inferred shear rate coupled with a bulge-disk decomposition model and a Tully-Fisher-derived velocity normalization can be used to place constraints on a galaxy's baryon fraction and dark matter halo profile. Finally, we show that there appears to be a trend (albeit a weak correlation) between spiral arm pitch angle and halo concentration. We discuss implications for the suggested link between supermassive black hole (SMBH) mass and dark halo concentration, using pitch angle as a proxy for SMBH mass.

  18. Development of a Novel Efficient Solid-Oxide Hybrid for Co-generation of Hydrogen and Electricity Using Nearby Resources for Local Application

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    Tao, Greg, G.; Virkar, Anil, V.; Bandopadhyay, Sukumar; Thangamani, Nithyanantham; Anderson, Harlan, U.; Brow, Richard, K.

    2009-06-30

    Developing safe, reliable, cost-effective, and efficient hydrogen-electricity co-generation systems is an important step in the quest for national energy security and minimized reliance on foreign oil. This project aimed to, through materials research, develop a cost-effective advanced technology cogenerating hydrogen and electricity directly from distributed natural gas and/or coal-derived fuels. This advanced technology was built upon a novel hybrid module composed of solid-oxide fuel-assisted electrolysis cells (SOFECs) and solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), both of which were in planar, anode-supported designs. A SOFEC is an electrochemical device, in which an oxidizable fuel and steam are fed to the anode and cathode, respectively. Steam on the cathode is split into oxygen ions that are transported through an oxygen ion-conducting electrolyte (i.e. YSZ) to oxidize the anode fuel. The dissociated hydrogen and residual steam are exhausted from the SOFEC cathode and then separated by condensation of the steam to produce pure hydrogen. The rationale was that in such an approach fuel provides a chemical potential replacing the external power conventionally used to drive electrolysis cells (i.e. solid oxide electrolysis cells). A SOFC is similar to the SOFEC by replacing cathode steam with air for power generation. To fulfill the cogeneration objective, a hybrid module comprising reversible SOFEC stacks and SOFC stacks was designed that planar SOFECs and SOFCs were manifolded in such a way that the anodes of both the SOFCs and the SOFECs were fed the same fuel, (i.e. natural gas or coal-derived fuel). Hydrogen was produced by SOFECs and electricity was generated by SOFCs within the same hybrid system. A stand-alone 5 kW system comprising three SOFEC-SOFC hybrid modules and three dedicated SOFC stacks, balance-of-plant components (including a tailgas-fired steam generator and tailgas-fired process heaters), and electronic controls was designed, though an overall integrated system assembly was not completed because of limited resources. An inexpensive metallic interconnects fabrication process was developed in-house. BOP components were fabricated and evaluated under the forecasted operating conditions. Proof-of-concept demonstration of cogenerating hydrogen and electricity was performed, and demonstrated SOFEC operational stability over 360 hours with no significant degradation. Cost analysis was performed for providing an economic assessment of the cost of hydrogen production using the targeted hybrid technology, and for guiding future research and development.

  19. Structure of the red fluorescent protein from a lancelet (Branchiostoma lanceolatum): a novel GYG chromophore covalently bound to a nearby tyrosine

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    Pletnev, Vladimir Z., E-mail: vzpletnev@gmail.com; Pletneva, Nadya V.; Lukyanov, Konstantin A.; Souslova, Ekaterina A.; Fradkov, Arkady F.; Chudakov, Dmitry M.; Chepurnykh, Tatyana; Yampolsky, Ilia V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Wlodawer, Alexander [National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702 (United States); Dauter, Zbigniew [National Cancer Institute, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Pletnev, Sergei, E-mail: vzpletnev@gmail.com [National Cancer Institute, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); SAIC-Frederick, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2013-09-01

    The crystal structure of the novel red emitting fluorescent protein from lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Chordata) revealed an unusual five residues cyclic unit comprising Gly58-Tyr59-Gly60 chromophore, the following Phe61 and Tyr62 covalently bound to chromophore Tyr59. A key property of proteins of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) family is their ability to form a chromophore group by post-translational modifications of internal amino acids, e.g. Ser65-Tyr66-Gly67 in GFP from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria (Cnidaria). Numerous structural studies have demonstrated that the green GFP-like chromophore represents the ‘core’ structure, which can be extended in red-shifted proteins owing to modifications of the protein backbone at the first chromophore-forming position. Here, the three-dimensional structures of green laGFP (?{sub ex}/?{sub em} = 502/511 nm) and red laRFP (?{sub ex}/?{sub em} ? 521/592 nm), which are fluorescent proteins (FPs) from the lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Chordata), were determined together with the structure of a red variant laRFP-?S83 (deletion of Ser83) with improved folding. Lancelet FPs are evolutionarily distant and share only ?20% sequence identity with cnidarian FPs, which have been extensively characterized and widely used as genetically encoded probes. The structure of red-emitting laRFP revealed three exceptional features that have not been observed in wild-type fluorescent proteins from Cnidaria reported to date: (i) an unusual chromophore-forming sequence Gly58-Tyr59-Gly60, (ii) the presence of Gln211 at the position of the conserved catalytic Glu (Glu222 in Aequorea GFP), which proved to be crucial for chromophore formation, and (iii) the absence of modifications typical of known red chromophores and the presence of an extremely unusual covalent bond between the Tyr59 C{sup ?} atom and the hydroxyl of the proximal Tyr62. The impact of this covalent bond on the red emission and the large Stokes shift (?70 nm) of laRFP was verified by extensive structure-based site-directed mutagenesis.

  20. MNRAS 448, 135167 (2015) doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1841 The identification of dust heating mechanisms in nearby galaxies using

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    Baes, Maarten

    2015-01-01

    not necessarily match what has been predicted by dust emission and radiative transfer models, which could leadMNRAS 448, 135­167 (2015) doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1841 The identification of dust heating mechanisms to identify the heating mechanisms for dust emitting at these wavelengths. The analysis consisted of both

  1. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE X-RAY EMISSION OF HD 104237 AND OTHER NEARBY HERBIG Ae/Be STARS FROM XMM-NEWTON AND CHANDRA

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    Audard, Marc

    detected (FM84; Garrison & Anderson 1977; Garrison 1978; Skinner et al. 1993). One of the nearest known

  2. Discovery of a nearby twin of SN1987A's nebula around the luminous blue variable HD168625: Was Sk--69 202 an LBV?

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    Nathan Smith

    2006-11-16

    Spitzer images of the luminous blue variable (LBV) candidate HD168625 reveal the existence of a bipolar nebula several times larger than its previously-known equatorial dust torus. The outer nebula of HD168625 has a full extent of about 80 arcsec or 0.85 pc, and one of the lobes has a well-defined polar ring. The nebula is a near twin of the triple-ring system around SN1987A. Because of these polar rings, and accounting for stellar/progenitor luminosity, HD168625 is an even closer twin of SN1987A than the B supergiant Sher 25 in NGC3603. HD168625's nebula was probably ejected during a giant LBV eruption and not during a red supergiant phase, so its similarity to the nebula around SN1987A may open new possibilities for the creation of SN1987A's rings. Namely, the hypothesis that Sk-69 202 suffered an LBV-like eruption would avert the complete surrender of single star models for its bipolar nebula by offering an alternative to an unlikely binary merger scenario. It also hints that LBVs are the likely progenitors of some type II supernovae, and that HD168625's nebula is a good example of a pre-explosion environment.

  3. Ecological and Geochemical Aspects of Terrestrial Hydrothermal Systems

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    Forrest, Matthew James

    exploitation of nearby geothermal energy resources. Dixieexploitation of nearby geothermal energy resources. In Napachange (USFWS, 2009), geothermal energy development (BLM,

  4. Breakthrough Research on Platinum-Nickel Alloys

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    test vehicles. Historically, there have been a number of obstacles to the use of such fuel cells in vehicles. These obstacles have centered around the kinetic limitations on...

  5. Microsoft Word - Final EA Pope-Douglas Unit 3 5-7-10-1.doc

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    (FGR) for reduced formation of thermal oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Exhaust gases enter the atmosphere through a single 70-feet (ft) tall steel stack. Exhaust gases are...

  6. Forced Vibration Testing of a Four-Story Reinforced Concrete Building Utilizing the nees@UCLA Mobile Field Laboratory

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    Yu, Eunjong; Skolnik, Derek; Whang, Daniel H.; Wallace, John W.

    2008-01-01

    J. B. , 1972. Forced vibration of a tall steel- framebetween ambient and forced vibration experiments, Earth-systems from changes in their vibration characteristics: A

  7. Page 1 Page 2 MA 15400 Exam 2 Fall 2013 Covers Lessons 10 20 ...

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    Two buildings, one short and one tall, are standing on level ground an unknown distance apart. From the top ofthe shorter building, the angle of elevation ofthe ...

  8. Customized atomic force microscopy probe by focused-ion-beam...

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    that tall (18 m) cantilever tips fabricated by this approach reduce squeeze-film damping, which fits predictions from hydrodynamic theory, and results in an increased...

  9. --No Title--

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    - the highest point is 80 feet tall. The cocooning process also involved isolating the Heat Exchange Facility, an adjacent structure that contained the steam generators for...

  10. Recovery of aboveground plant biomass and productivity after fire in mesic and dry black spruce forests of interior Alaska

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    2008-01-01

    and tall shrubs (mainly Salix spp. ), which may re- sproutis likely important, mainly Salix spp. and trees less thanincluding Festuca altaica, Salix spp. , ,Ledum palustre,

  11. Front Matter

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    n/a, n/a

    2006-01-01

    by J. Shadid, USAlD, Mali \\'(IOm. 'U1 ufahamu-n. [Swahili]and will be moving back to Mali thereafter. "Umar Tall: The

  12. Microfluidic and Holographic Microscopy Integrated Optoelectronic Tweezers For Single-cell Applications

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    Huang, Kuo-Wei

    2012-01-01

    and tall 3D channels, solid-object printing is an easy waySolid-object printing is one of the methods to build 3D PDMS

  13. The Language of Blame: A Novel

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    Brennan, Christopher Allen

    2011-01-01

    I watched as the tall, car-wash boy walked around to theto wash it. I began to see this was not just washing a car

  14. Press Pass - Press Releases

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    DiversityWilderness. Since the Lab's inception, Fermilab has maintained a strong dedication to the environment. Environmental specialists have been restoring native tall-grass...

  15. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences Vol. 18, No. 11 (2008) 18691893

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    Igbida, Noureddine

    2008-01-01

    an obstacle and in cavitation problems in hydrodynamic lubrication. Notice also that some free boundary prob

  16. Three-Dimensional Modeling of Turbid Density Currents in Imha Reservoir, South Korea

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    ). Alternatively, the construction of solid or permeable obstacles such as submerged weirs or geotextile screens

  17. Joint United States-European Union Theoretical and Practical Course on Molecular Approaches for In Situ Biogradation

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    Suflita, Joseph M.; Duncan, Kathleen E.

    2010-08-14

    The Joint United States - European Union Theoretical and Practical Course on Molecular Approaches for in situ Biodegradation was held May 24 through June 7 at The University of Oklahoma. Twenty-four graduate and postgraduate students from both the United States and the European Union attended the course. Nine states and ten European countries were represented. Students were assigned living quarters and laboratory partners to maximize interactions between US and EU participants as well as to mix people with different technical backgrounds together. The students used the latest methods in molecular biology to characterize beneficial microorganisms and genes involved in the biodegradation of pollutants at a nearby landfill as well as an active hydrocarbon-producing site, part of which is undergoing bioremediation. Seminars by distinguished scientists were organized to expose the students to the breadth of the environmental field, including field assay and engineering applications, laboratory scale bioreactors, microbiology, genetics, regulation, pathway analysis, design of recombinant bacteria, and application of the associated techniques to the field. Lectures were given by various OU faculty on the principles behind the techniques to be used in the laboratory. These lectures included troubleshooting hints and encouraged questions and comments from the audience. The laboratory experiments covered chemical, microbiological, and molecular genetic analyses of soils; bioavailability of contaminants; enrichment cultures; gene probing; PCR amplification of known genes and gene families; identification of microbes based traditional and nontraditional approaches, nutritional capabilities, and 16S rRNA sequence; mRNA detection; and enzyme assays. Field trips were made to the USGS landfill field sampling site, and to the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, a Nature Conservancy site which also featured long-term studies of bioremediation of crude oil and brine spills by one of the Principal Investigators in collaboration with University of Tulsa faculty. The students are expected to bring the methods that they learned back to their laboratories to enrich their own and their colleagues' ability to perform state of the art environmental biotechnology research.

  18. Guidelines for Performance-

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    Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

    TBI Guidelines for Performance- Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings !"#$%&'()*+( ,&-"./"#(0, and the engineering judgments of persons with substantial knowledge in the design and seismic behavior of tall that are capable of seismic performance equivalent or superior to that attainable by design in accordance

  19. Vol. 41 No. 3 June -September 2013 Blasting off

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    goats in sustainability effort to clear vegetation 9 Beware of bears Encountering different species may Design section 14 Tall ships transit McNary Two tall ships made their way through McNary's Navigation a little fun in the sun 25 Sustainability T-shirts The District's latest shirts are 50 percent recycled

  20. The use of ?15N to examine past mangrove stand structures 

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    Gudeman, Stephanie M.

    2009-06-02

    using ?13C and ?15N analysis (mean tall ?13C = -28 ‰, mean tall ?15N = 0‰; mean dwarf ?13C = -25‰, mean dwarf ?15N = -10‰), which may also prove useful in examining past mangrove stand structures from sediment cores. 15N label was traced in R. mangle...

  1. OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY Math Placement Test

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    for himself and a proportional one for a small doll. The boy was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and the doll was 13 inches tall. If the boy's shirtsleeve was 30 inches long, how long, in inches, was the sleeve of the doll

  2. A Generalized {ital K} Correction for Type Ia Supernovae: Comparing {ital R}-band Photometry Beyond {ital z=9.2} with B,V, and {ital R}-band Nearby Photometry

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    Goodbar, Ariel

    2008-01-01

    spectroscopically peculiar supernovae, and to search for anyK Correction for Type Ia Supernovae: Comparing R-bandK Correction for Type Ia Supernovae: Comparing R-band

  3. Modeling needs for very large systems.

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    Stein, Joshua S.

    2010-10-01

    Most system performance models assume a point measurement for irradiance and that, except for the impact of shading from nearby obstacles, incident irradiance is uniform across the array. Module temperature is also assumed to be uniform across the array. For small arrays and hourly-averaged simulations, this may be a reasonable assumption. Stein is conducting research to characterize variability in large systems and to develop models that can better accommodate large system factors. In large, multi-MW arrays, passing clouds may block sunlight from a portion of the array but never affect another portion. Figure 22 shows that two irradiance measurements at opposite ends of a multi-MW PV plant appear to have similar irradiance (left), but in fact the irradiance is not always the same (right). Module temperature may also vary across the array, with modules on the edges being cooler because they have greater wind exposure. Large arrays will also have long wire runs and will be subject to associated losses. Soiling patterns may also vary, with modules closer to the source of soiling, such as an agricultural field, receiving more dust load. One of the primary concerns associated with this effort is how to work with integrators to gain access to better and more comprehensive data for model development and validation.

  4. High-dynamic-range extinction mapping of infrared dark clouds: Dependence of density variance with sonic Mach number in molecular clouds

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    Kainulainen, Jouni

    2012-01-01

    Measuring the mass distribution of infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) over the wide dynamic range of their column densities is a fundamental obstacle in determining the initial conditions of high-mass star formation and star cluster formation. We present a new technique to derive high-dynamic-range, arcsecond-scale resolution column density data for IRDCs and demonstrate the potential of such data in measuring the density variance - sonic Mach number relation in molecular clouds. We combine near-infrared data from the UKIDSS/Galactic Plane Survey with mid-infrared data from the Spitzer/GLIMPSE survey to derive dust extinction maps for a sample of ten IRDCs. We then examine the linewidths of the IRDCs using 13CO line emission data from the FCRAO/Galactic Ring Survey and derive a column density - sonic Mach number relation for them. For comparison, we also examine the relation in a sample of nearby molecular clouds. The presented column density mapping technique provides a very capable, temperature independent tool f...

  5. A SEARCH FOR NEW CANDIDATE SUPER-CHANDRASEKHAR-MASS TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE...

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    TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE IN THE NEARBY SUPERNOVA FACTORY DATA SET We present optical photometry and spectroscopy of five Type Ia supernovae discovered by the Nearby Supernova...

  6. Site selection of Henslow's sparrows wintering on the upper Texas Coast 

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    Hannah, Flo

    2000-01-01

    The Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) selects wintering sites that consist of damp areas with tall grasses, standing dead weeds and scattered shrubs. The smallest study site, a grassy opening at W.G. Jones State Forest, was approximately .76...

  7. Rapid Spatial Distribution Seismic Loss Analysis for Multistory Buildings 

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    Deshmukh, Pankaj Bhagvatrao

    2012-07-16

    Tall building frames that respond to large seismic ground motions tend to have significant spatial variability of damage over their height, often with a concentration of that damage in the lower stories. In spite of this ...

  8. Rich Hawryluk recalls "exciting and challenging" years working...

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    now are being prepared and awarded to assemble the six-story-tall fusion facility, or tokamak, that will be at the heart of the complex. Hawryluk is no stranger to exhaustive...

  9. A computational approach to the design of free form diagrid structure

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    Sundberg, Jessica Nicole

    2009-01-01

    In order to satisfy the ever-increasing complexity of modem architectural design of tall towers, diagrid structural systems are becoming more relevant. To deal with irregular geometries, more sophisticated computational ...

  10. Dynamic range implications for the effectiveness of semi-active tuned mass dampers

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    Lindh, Cory W

    2010-01-01

    The response of tall buildings subjected to dynamic wind loads has been widely studied. For excitations approaching the resonant frequencies of the structure, ensuring serviceability is a significant concern. One traditional ...

  11. HumanWildlife Interactions 7(2):273298, Fall 2013 Stakeholder contemporary knowledge

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    on above-ground electric transmission structures and lines. The construction, operation, and maintenance urophasianus, Centrocercus minimus, energy transmission, impacts, literature synthesis, power lines, research of tall structures, such as power lines, communication towers, wind turbines, and other installations

  12. D A R G A N M . W . F R I E R S O N D E P A R T M E N T O F A T M O S P H E R I C S C I E N C E S

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    Frierson, Dargan

    's discuss some alternative energies in more detail ¡ Wind ¡ Solar ¡ Nuclear ¡ Geothermal Then we'll discuss ¾ of the time at Wild Horse" " " " " Turbines - 351 feet tall from the ground to the tip of a vertical rotor

  13. Lesson 2

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    the angle from where you are standing to the you are standing 100 ft. from the base of the. top of the building is 30 , how far away flagpole, how tall is the ...

  14. Nevada National Security Site Nuclear Testing Artifacts Become...

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    is the most intact post-atmospheric test site we've seen on the NNSS." Originally standing 700 feet tall, the Smoky tower was the tallest tower ever used for a nuclear test....

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    charlotb

    2010-06-02

    the angle from where you are standing to the you are standing 100 ft. from the base of the top of the building is 30°, how far away flagpole, how tall is the flagpole ...

  16. A study of the molecular mechanics of wood cell walls

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    Adler, David, S.M. (David C.). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    Wood is the original structural material, developed by nature to support tall plants. Every advantageous feature of wood as used in artificial structures is rooted in the plant's evolved capability to withstand the conditions ...

  17. Chapter 11-Electrical Operations Spot the hazard

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    Tullos, Desiree

    power lines · Make sure tall items like balers and headers are kept well clear of overhead wires you start work. · Always check plans and records of underground power lines before any digging

  18. Improving parameterization of scalar transport through vegetation in a coupled ecosystem-atmosphere model

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    Link, Percy Anne

    2008-01-01

    Several regional-scale ecosystem models currently parameterize subcanopy scalar transport using a rough-wall boundary eddy diffusivity formulation. This formulation predicts unreasonably high soil evaporation beneath tall, ...

  19. Mapping Meaning in Computation I was hooked on AI quite early on. I was four years old, in fact, and

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    Stone, Matthew

    : The firemen -- cooked -- roast beef -- in the tall treetop! Playing with this book was an electric experience not have absorbed the uplifting '70s message about the fallibility of stereotypes. But I did understand

  20. Dr. Jeanne Wilson at SNOLAB The Nobel prize for physics this year was

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    Agnor, Craig B.

    st ObservaIons 1996 · 39.3m diameter and 41.4m tall Stainless steel tank 12 m diameter acrylic vessel 7000 tonnes H2O shielding 24 $$$330Million

  1. Wondrous words : explicit vocabulary instruction for kindergarten English language learners

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    Hammon, Amy Lucile

    2011-01-01

    word stating that, ?The popsicle melted in the hot sun. ?we should act, ?like a popsicle. ? I thought his suggestionstraight and tall like a popsicle, then pretend to melt into

  2. How They Made Another Me

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    Sailer, Stephanie Ann

    2008-04-30

    The thesis exhibition "How They Made Another Me" is a sculptural installation consisting of six caged creatures, hanging by hoists from a 30' tall ceiling. The space is darkly lit, creating an atmosphere of silent reverence. In the center...

  3. Forelesningsnotater SIF 5021 Algebra og tallteori V-02. Et kort innfring med eksempler fra kodeteori

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    Smalø, Sverre O.

    av tre bindestrek (eller opperom), der den siste bindestreken (opperommet) gir ingen informasjon og. Det har forresten ingen betydning hvilke tall som byttes om, det vil i alle tilfeller bli oppdaget

  4. Symbolizing Quantity Praveen K. Paritosh (paritosh@cs.northwestern.edu)

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    Forbus, Kenneth D.

    .g. boiling point and poverty line. We present results of a pilot experiment that suggests include tall and short for the quantity of height of people; poverty line, lower class, middle class

  5. Molecular Weight of Condensed Tannins from Warm-season Perennial Legumes and Its Effect on Condensed Tannin Biological Activity 

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    Naumann, Harley Dean

    2013-05-21

    North American native warm-season perennial legumes: Leucaena retusa Benth. (littleleaf leadtree), Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacMill. Ex B.L. Rob. & Fernald (Illinois bundleflower), Lespedeza stuevei Nutt. (tall lespedeza), Mimosa strigillosa Torr...

  6. Study of base isolation systems

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    Manarbek, Saruar

    2013-01-01

    The primary objective of this investigation is to outline the relevant issues concerning the conceptual design of base isolated structures. A 90 feet high, 6 stories tall, moment steel frame structure with tension cross ...

  7. Scientists Help Bring Advanced Laser Technologies Mainstream...

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    difficult-to-work with materials like titanium into parts as large as 1 meter tall. This additive manufacturing technique is being developed to form the leading edge of our jet...

  8. Calcium signaling in early T cell development

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    Gomez-Amaro, Rafael Leandro

    2012-01-01

    K. & von Boehmer, H. Oncogenesis of T-ALL and nonmalignantor Notch1-mediated oncogenesis has yet to be addressed 124 .in Notch1-mediated oncogenesis 224 . Oncogenic activation of

  9. A theory of individual-level predicates based on blind mandatory implicatures : constraint promotion for optimality theory

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    Magri, Giorgio, 1975-

    2009-01-01

    Part I of this dissertation proposes an implicature-based theory of individual-level predicates. The idea is that we cannot say '#John is sometimes tall' because the sentence triggers the scalar implicature that the ...

  10. Pepot and the Archive: Cinephilia and the Archive Crisis of Philippine Cinema

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    Lim, Bliss Cua

    2010-01-01

    a three-foot-tall ceramic doll to whom the teen stars croonplaying the transvestite part of their doll-daughter. Mariathe famous three-foot ceramic doll featured in Guy and Pip…

  11. Volume 17 (2) 2010 17 (2): 186-193 (2010)

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    Ruess, Roger W.

    2010-01-01

    through the area. In an area of tall shrubs, half of the buds on Salix alaxensis were browsed by ptarmigan'arbustes de grande taille, la moitié des bourgeons de Salix alaxensis av

  12. 17 (2): 186-193 (2010) Evidence from repeat photography, remote sensing, and

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    Marshall, Hans-Peter

    2010-01-01

    of the ptarmigan migration had passed through the area. In an area of tall shrubs, half of the buds on Salix. Dans une zone d'arbustes de grande taille, la moitié des bourgeons de Salix alaxensis avaient été

  13. How the rich world can help Africa help itself By Glenn Denning and Jeffrey Sachs

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    in the fight against hunger and poverty. If G8 countries scale up their support to these homegrown efforts project in Malawi. When the G8 leaders meet in Germany, Malawi's quiet revolution should stand tall

  14. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | March 28, 2013: NOvA neutrino...

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    to construct the detector. The active section of the detector, under construction in Ash River, Minn., is about 12 feet long, 15 feet wide and 20 feet tall. The full detector...

  15. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | March 2013: NOvA Photos

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    NOvA collaboration. Med Res | Hi Res The NOvA detector, currently under construction in Ash River, Minn., stands about 50 feet tall and 50 feet wide. The completed detector will...

  16. Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | February 2014: NOvA Images

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    NOvA collaboration Med Res | Hi Res The NOvA detector, currently under construction in Ash River, Minn., stands about 50 feet tall and 50 feet wide. The completed detector will...

  17. The Bedford Bulletin January 9, 2003 http://www.yourneighborhoodnews.com/bullarc010903.html

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    Riabov, Vladimir V.

    writes, "Strong winds blow down beautiful leaves from trees in autumn. I have decided to pick them up of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out. Riabov holds a tall glass of beer and another glass is under

  18. Design and Fabrication of DRIE-Patterned Complex Needlelike Silicon Structures

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    Gassend, Blaise

    This paper reports the design and fabrication of high-aspect-ratio needlelike silicon structures that can have complex geometry. The structures are hundreds of micrometers tall with submicrometer-sharp protrusions, and ...

  19. Last printed 3/16/2004 3:01 PM High-Frequency (Light) Borehole-Radar System

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    Barrash, Warren

    -writer and blank disks. 4) Control unit batteries, 12v adapter, battery chargers, fast chargers for antennas with tall risers. 14) Gel cell batteries and chargers for laptop computer. 15) Table, chairs, easy-up. 16

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    , the response of tall buildings to earthquake and wind; steel connection design and behavior; and structural engineering and mechanics · Advanced Applied Mathematics in Engineering · Advanced Dynamics and Smart Environments · High-performance Concrete and Steel · Horizontally Curved Bridges · Industrial Buildings

  1. ZFX Controls Propagation and Prevents Differentiation of Acute T-Lymphoblastic and Myeloid Leukemia

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    Weisberg, Stuart P.

    Tumor-propagating cells in acute leukemia maintain a stem/progenitor-like immature phenotype and proliferative capacity. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) originate from different ...

  2. An experimental investigation of pressure of a simple dam break generated wave impacting a plate

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    LaBine, Anne M

    2015-01-01

    It is desirable to measure pressure of a wave striking a vertical surface because this information can be used to determine the strength needed in the building materials of marine structures that may be struck by tall ...

  3. Fuzzy Logic in Computer Science Radim Belohlavek, Rudolf Kruse, and Christian Moewes

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    Belohlavek, Radim

    truth value from false to true and vice versa. Needless to say, this contradicts our intuition women," or "the class of tall men" do not constitute classes or sets in the usual mathematical sense

  4. Press Pass - Press Releases

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    section, which contains the detector's solenoid magnet, weighs as much as five jumbo jets and is 16 meters tall, 17 meters wide and 13 meters long. Its descent is expected to...

  5. Microsoft Word - VitPlantSetsCarbonBedAdsorber_20111122_FINAL...

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    adsorber measures 45 feet long, 12 feet wide and 14 feet tall. It is composed mostly of stainless steel, including nearly 110 feet of 18-inch- diameter piping, and required more...

  6. Microsoft Word - VitPlant_Installs_102Ton_Shield_Door_20110113...

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    15 feet wide and 27 feet tall. Both are 10 inches thick, including a 18-inch-thick stainless steel liner. They were manufactured by Oregon Iron Works, Inc. in Portland, Ore....

  7. Final Report: Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test Volume 2: FOT Objectives, Organization, System Design, Results, Conclusions and Recommendations

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    Klein, Lawrence

    1999-01-01

    obstacle to using solar power to charge the ramp metersystem do utilize solar power to supplement power supplied

  8. Short Chosen-Prefix Collisions for MD5 and the Creation of a Rogue CA Certificate

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    , that for at least one commercial CA the rele- vant obstacles could be overcome with non-negligible probability

  9. Water Transfers: The Case against Transbasin Diversions in the Eastern States

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    Klein, Christine A.

    2007-01-01

    potential institu- tional and legal obstacles to superimposing a dry-year option (contingent) water market between irrigators and hydropower

  10. Study on Prompting Mechanism of Energy EFficiency Technology

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    Information on energy efficient technologies, the obstacles surrounding their implementation, and the methods for prompting use of these technologies.

  11. An Epiperimetric Inequality Approach to the Thin and Fractional ...

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    Arshak Petrosyan(joint with Nicola Garofalo, Camelia Pop, and Mariana Smit Vega Garcia)

    2015-07-28

    Jun 15, 2015 ... An Epiperimetric Inequality. Approach to the Thin and. Fractional Obstacle Problems. Geometric Analysis. Free Boundary Problems. & Measure ...

  12. Navigation Functions for Focally Admissible Surfaces Ioannis Filippidis and Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

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    Low, Steven H.

    focal surface within the obstacle. Secondly, a critical point which is not near a second- order contac

  13. Suggestions for Weed Control in Sorghum 

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    Baumann, Paul A.; Coffman, Cloyce G.

    2001-05-04

    is under growth stress because of drought, cold weather, water-logged soils, etc. Consult the Peak ? label for further precautions and restrictions. Annual broadleaf weed control and some grasses (refer to label for specific weeds controlled) atrazine 4L... for specific weeds controlled) MCPA ? Several manufacturers 3.0 pts. Postemergence when crop is 6 to 12 inches tall but before boot stage. Apply before weeds are 5 inches tall. Avoid cultivation after treatment while sorghum is brittle. Hybrids vary...

  14. Elaphoglossum nidusoides (Dryopteridaceae), a New Species of Fern from Madagascar with an Unusual Phylogenetic Position in the

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    present in Africa, Madagascar, and nearby islands (Comoros, Seychelles, Mascarenes). Then, potential

  15. Trans-dimensional Bayesian Inversion of Controlled Source Electromagnetic Data /

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    Ray, Anandaroop

    2014-01-01

    constraints such as seismic stratigraphy or nearby wellof the stratigraphy determined from seismic imaging and

  16. What You See Is What You Set: Sustained Inattentional Blindness and the Capture of Awareness

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    Scholl, Brian

    with the periscope, the commander failed to notice the fishing trawler nearby (Sciolino, 2001). More commonplace

  17. ORNL is ready with ORNLReady ORNLReady, a Web-based, data-driven interactive

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    . It includes detailed maps of all ORNL and nearby facilities, employee populations, locations of hazardous

  18. 2010 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDOOR POSITIONING AND INDOOR NAVIGATION (IPIN), 15-17 SEPTEMBER 2010, ZRICH, SWITZERLAND Self-Localization Application for iPhone

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    Schindelhauer, Christian

    noises, coughing of nearby passengers or other sounds which are ubiquitously available. Based on the TDOA

  19. 2014-10-08, 7:44 PM--FORESTS: Sugar maples reveal obstacles facing species in their e...nge --researchers --Monday, September 29, 2014 --www.eenews.net Page 1 of 3http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/stories/1060006547/print

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    Vellend, Mark

    the Appalachian Mountains where temperatures were lower. Sap from these trees is boiled down to produce maple syrup. "We knew the system had warmed, but we weren't seeing the response you would expect," said.3 miles) per decade. Projected temperature increases between 2050 and 2090 under high carbon emissions

  20. Surface States in the Photoionization of High-Quality CdSe Core/Shell

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    to rare photoionization events; events in which op- tically excited electrons tunnel to a nearby trap required in EFM, but it also provides a nearby electron trap state of known characteristics electron" process, using trap state

  1. Station GPS permanente IPG Paris DGF Uchile UNAP Iquique.

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    Vigny, Christophe

    working hours telephone nearby NONO Electric power nearby NONO Autonomous energy ­ (solar panel, regulator from IPGP / DGF network MONUMENTATION Antenna located in the top of the scholar library building, basic

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    of the central business district and adjacent to the Louisiana Superdome. Also nearby are the Canal Street

  3. WIRE Ancillary Science -Di use Dust in Rich Galaxy Clus-F. Masci, J. Catanzarite, (C. Lonsadale?, P. Hacking?)

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    Masci, Frank

    . Lonsadale?, P. Hacking?) The idea is to select one or more nearby `rich' galaxy clusters and search

  4. Essays on International Trade and Firm Business Strategies

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    Nakhoda, Aadil

    2012-01-01

    rm in central Russia that also exports to nearby Centralcode 1520 within Russia in year 2008. Propensity to Export &

  5. Keith Devlin Executive Director and Senior Researcher

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    Devlin, Keith

    internship working at a nearby British Petroleum plant at the very time they purchased time on the first

  6. Waste Growth Challenges Local Democracy. The Politics of Waste between Europe and the Mediterranean: a Focus on Italy

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    Mengozzi, Alessandro

    2010-01-01

    energy production and heat recovery in domestic or publicit enabled the recovery of power and heat for the nearby

  7. Real Time Diagnostics for Algae-final-sm

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    Laboratories is developing a suite of complementary technologies to help the emerging algae industry detect and quickly recover from algal pond crashes, an obstacle to...

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

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    This law was enacted to overcome economic, technical and regulatory obstacles and to provide economic incentives for vigorous and efficient development of promising indigenous, renewable ocean...

  9. 4.3 Boundary integral equations

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    2010-10-18

    62. CHAPTER 4. OBSTACLE SCATTERING. 4.3 Boundary integral equations. We introduce the equivalent sources for the Helmholtz equation and establish ...

  10. Sandia National Laboratories' Structural Health Monitoring and...

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    clean, renewable, and diversified resources. One current obstacle to the utilization of offshore wind energy is that most projections put the operation and maintenance (O&M)...

  11. SANDIA REPORT

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

  12. The Resurgence of Land Reform Policy and Agrarian Movements in Indonesia

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    Rachman, Noer Fauzi

    2011-01-01

    Land Reforms. Defects in Agrarian Structure as Obstacles tocolonial and feudal agrarian structures Indonesia inheritedthat “defects in agrarian structure, and in particular

  13. Collaboration In Action : the impact of a cooperative learning environment on student engagement in ninth grade English

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    Young, Jessica Jean

    2011-01-01

    creating obstacles to classroom management for the teacherFrom time management, to classroom management to communitynot have strong classroom management skills. The teacher

  14. Energy Department Announces the SUN Project, Empowering Urban...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    competitive science education and academic event, where students compete regionally to win spots for a national contest. One of the greatest obstacles students face in entering...

  15. Clifford G. Shull, Neutron Diffraction, Hydrogen Atoms, and Neutron...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    atoms are within a material like ricocheting bullets reveal where obstacles are in the dark. Clifford Shull Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory When a beam of...

  16. Assessment of data systems, smoking and injury, and poor training outcomes in U.S. military recruit populations

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    2011-01-01

    obstacle courses and training modules are introduced overSMIP) module of the Marine Corps Training InformationSMIP) module of the Marine Corps Training Information

  17. 6th Symposium on Analysis and PDEs

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    2015-05-22

    June 1, 5:00–5:25pm. The Relationship Between the Obstacle Problem and Minimizers of the Interaction Energy. The repulsion strength at the origin for ...

  18. Local Uniqueness for the Fixed Energy Fixed Angle Inverse Problem ...

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    Abstract. We prove local uniqueness for the inverse problem in obstacle scattering at a fixed energy and fixed incident angle. We consider the inverse problem of ...

  19. Doug Brutlag 2002 Using Robotics to

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    Brutlag, Doug

    Roadmap Planner · Complete representation of obstacles in high dimensional configuration space is very Energy-Based Probabilistic Roadmaps · Key Differences: ­ Each point in configuration space has

  20. Approaches to Modeling Coupled Flow and Reaction in a 2-D Cementation Experiment

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    Cochepin, B.

    2008-01-01

    precipitation and perforation of a clogging obstacle madethan in Crunch. The perforation of the calcium oxalate wallevolve. First, the wall perforation occurs after ~50 days