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  1. Techniques for remotely sensing watershed runoff potential

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    Walker, Jerry Don

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Techniques for Remotely Sensing Watershed Runoff Potential. (August 1978) Jerry Don Walker, B. S. , Texas ASM University Directed by: Dr. Bruce J. Blanchard The Soil Conservation Service runoff equation is widely used for predicting the watershed runoff... cases, no outflow occurs through the spillway of an overdes1gned structure. Since evaporation losses are high 1n these areas, the salinity of the water stored in the structure gradually increases with time. With insufficient flow through...

  2. Remote Sensing Techniques | 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 CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to: navigation, searchVirginia Blue Ridge And PiedmontReminderville, Ohio: EnergyRemote

  3. A geostatistical data fusion technique for merging remote sensing and groundbased observations of aerosol optical thickness

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    Michalak, Anna M.

    A geostatistical data fusion technique for merging remote sensing and groundbased observations. Braverman, and C. E. Miller (2010), A geostatistical data fusion technique for merging remote sensing cloud properties (the aerosol indirect effect), producing a net cooling of the Earth surface, and can

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - adaptive remote-sensing techniques Sample...

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    2 3 4 5 > >> 1 10 January 2009 PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING & REMOTE SENSING High Performance Computing in Remote Sensing Summary: power. Part Two describes a compendium of...

  5. Passive remote smoke plume opacity sensing: a technique

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    Lilenfeld, P.; Woker, G.; Stern, R.; McVay, L.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new passive technique for the remote measurement of the visual opacity of plumes emerging from smokestacks is presented. It is based on the detection of the attenuation of the polarized component of Rayleigh-scattered background skylight as it traverses a smoke plume. A two-color difference measurement of the polarization of skylight through the plume is compared with a similar measurement of the unattenuated sky-light adjacent to the plume. This method is independent of the intrinsic brightness of the plume resulting from the scattering of sunlight and cancels white-light polarization effects of plume-scattered radiation. A prototype instrument incorporating this method has been successfully field tested on an EPA smoke school generator and a power plant stack plume.

  6. Estimating biomass on CRP pastureland: A comparison of remote sensing techniques

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    Estimating biomass on CRP pastureland: A comparison of remote sensing techniques Tucker F. Porter Accepted 31 January 2014 Available online 21 February 2014 Keywords: Biomass estimation model NDVI Bandwise regression Crop circle sensor Landsat imagery a b s t r a c t Biomass from land enrolled in the Conservation

  7. On the study of wind energy at great heights using remote sensing techniques

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    On the study of wind energy at great heights using remote sensing techniques Alfredo Pe~na1 by the wind energy industry due to the high sensitivity that the wind characteristics have on the performance Dong energy, Dong Energy, Kraftværksvej 53, DK-7000, Fredericia, Denmark e-mail: alfredo

  8. Energy analysis of substorms based on remote sensing techniques, solar wind measurements, and geomagnetic indices

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    √?stgaard, Nikolai

    Energy analysis of substorms based on remote sensing techniques, solar wind measurements wind Citation: √?stgaard, N., G. Germany, J. Stadsnes, and R. R. Vondrak, Energy analysis of substorms satellite have been used to examine the energy deposition in the Northern Hemisphere by precipitating

  9. Evaluating the sensitivity of wetlands to climate change with remote sensing techniques

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    Chen, Jiquan

    Evaluating the sensitivity of wetlands to climate change with remote sensing techniques Zutao of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606, USA Abstract: Wetlands are valuable ecosystems and south-central Canada, characterized by glacially sculpted landscapes and abundant wetlands, is one

  10. Quantification of Salt Marsh Carbon Stocks: Integration of Remote Sensing Data and Techniques with Field Measurements

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    Kulawardhana, Ranjani W

    2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    in this study show the capability of remote sensing data for the characterization of salt marsh terrain and vegetation heights and the estimation of above-ground biomass quantities. The best biomass prediction models using lidar heights reported considerably...

  11. Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing

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    Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing #12;0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4 and x-ray Ultraviolet Infrared Microwave and radio waves Wavelength in meters (m) Electromagnetic.77 700 red limit 30k0.041 2.48 green500 near-infrared far infrared ultraviolet Thermal Infrare refers

  12. Remote Sensing Laboratory - RSL

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    2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the primary resources supporting homeland security is the Remote Sensing Laboratory, or RSL. The Laboratory creates advanced technologies for emergency response operations, radiological incident response, and other remote sensing activities. RSL emergency response teams are on call 24-hours a day, and maintain the capability to deploy domestically and internationally in response to threats involving the loss, theft, or release of nuclear or radioactive material. Such incidents might include Nuclear Power Plant accidents, terrorist incidents involving nuclear or radiological materials, NASA launches, and transportation accidents involving nuclear materials. Working with the US Department of Homeland Security, RSL personnel equip, maintain, and conduct training on the mobile detection deployment unit, to provide nuclear radiological security at major national events such as the super bowl, the Indianapolis 500, New Year's Eve celebrations, presidential inaugurations, international meetings and conferences, just about any event where large numbers of people will gather.

  13. Remote Sensing Laboratory - RSL

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    2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the primary resources supporting homeland security is the Remote Sensing Laboratory, or RSL. The Laboratory creates advanced technologies for emergency response operations, radiological incident response, and other remote sensing activities. RSL emergency response teams are on call 24-hours a day, and maintain the capability to deploy domestically and internationally in response to threats involving the loss, theft, or release of nuclear or radioactive material. Such incidents might include Nuclear Power Plant accidents, terrorist incidents involving nuclear or radiological materials, NASA launches, and transportation accidents involving nuclear materials. Working with the US Department of Homeland Security, RSL personnel equip, maintain, and conduct training on the mobile detection deployment unit, to provide nuclear radiological security at major national events such as the super bowl, the Indianapolis 500, New Year's Eve celebrations, presidential inaugurations, international meetings and conferences, just about any event where large numbers of people will gather.

  14. Space and Remote Sensing (ISR-2)

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    2 Space and Remote Sensing Developing and applying remote sensing capabilities to problems of global security and related sciences Contacts Group Leader Robert Shirey Email Deputy...

  15. Project OPTEX: Field study at a petrochemical facility to assess optical remote sensing and dispersion modeling techniques

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    Paien, R.J. [ENSR Corp., Acton, MA (United States); Zwicker, J.O. [Remote Sensing Air, Inc., St. Louis, MO (United States); Feldman, H. [American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The American Petroleum Inst. has conducted a field study at a petrochemical facility for the purpose of (1) testing the ability of optical remote sensing (ORS) techniques to characterize fugitive emissions, and (2) assembling ambient and tracer sampler data for evaluating air dispersion models. The study, referred to as the OPTEX (Operational Petrochemical Tracer Experiment) Project, took place during October 1996 at a Texas petrochemical facility. This paper reports on the design of the field study and summarizes the measurements that were obtained in the field. Several aspects of the field study are described in the paper: the types and locations of the emission releases and tracer gases that were used, the deployment of tracer samplers at various downwind distances, the use of open-path FTIR (OP-FTIR) equipment at the site to quantify tracer gas emissions, special short-term tracer gas emissions designed to test the ability of the ORS systems to detect accidental releases, and the use of a Doppler sodar to evaluate vertical profiles of wind and turbulence upwind and downwind of the facility. The data base for this study, as well as that from an earlier field study that took place at the Duke Forest green field site in North Carolina, will be used for evaluating air dispersion model performance and the ability of ORS measurements to quantify fugitive emissions.

  16. Electromagnetic Radiation REFERENCE: Remote Sensing of

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 CHAPTER 2: Electromagnetic Radiation Principles REFERENCE: Remote Sensing of the Environment John;2 Electromagnetic Energy Interactions Energy recorded by remote sensing systems undergoes fundamental interactions, creating convectional currents in the atmosphere. c) Electromagnetic energy in the form of electromagnetic

  17. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECT TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING 1 A MapReduce Technique to Mosaic

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    Lakshmanan, Valliappa

    ] numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. However, the conical nature of the radar sensing volume estimation, numerical weather prediction or flood forecasting. It is often desired that radar data fromReduce Technique to Mosaic Continental-Scale Weather Radar Data in Real-time Valliappa Lakshmanan1,2, Timothy W

  18. 10 January 2009 PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING & REMOTE SENSING High Performance Computing in Remote Sensing

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    Plaza, Antonio J.

    10 January 2009 PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING & REMOTE SENSING High Performance Computing in Remote Book ReviewBook Review High Performance Computing in Remote Sensing introduces the most recent advances in the incorporation of the high-performance computing (HPC) paradigm in remote sensing missions. Eighteen well

  19. Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 5969-5998; doi:10.3390/rs5115969 Remote Sensing

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    Crawford, Ian

    Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 5969-5998; doi:10.3390/rs5115969 Remote Sensing ISSN 2072-4292 www, the technique presented in this paper would help them to quantify the impacts of OPEN ACCESS #12;Remote Sens; urban heat island effect; NDVI; artificial neural network; Markov chain; Dhaka 1. Introduction Urban

  20. availiable remote sensing: Topics by E-print Network

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    Remote SensingThermal Infrared Remote Sensing Thermal infrared) and thermal infrared energy (3.0 - 14 m). However, thermal infrared sensors allow humans to sense 2 Thermal...

  1. CHAPTER 12:CHAPTER 12: Remote Sensing ofRemote Sensing of

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    - and middle-infrared regions, water bodies appear very dark even black becausebodies appear very dark, even and pure and contains little suspended sediment or organic matter. Water Penetration Cozumel Island1 CHAPTER 12:CHAPTER 12: Remote Sensing ofRemote Sensing of WaterWaterWaterWater REFERENCE: Remote

  2. 1999 IEEE international geoscience and remote sensing symposium

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    NONE

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The theme of IGARSS'99, ``Remote Sensing of the System Earth--A Challenge for the 21st Century,'' shows how earth observation based on satellite remote sensing can significantly contribute to the future study of the environment and the changes it is undergoing, whether from natural causes or human activities. The wide range of topics offers an interdisciplinary approach and suggests integrated techniques and theory in remote sensing are essential for modeling and understanding the environment. Topics covered include: new instrumentation and future systems; high resolution SAR/InSAR; earth system science educational initiative; data fusion; radar sensing of ice sheets; image processing techniques; clouds and ice particles; internal waves; natural hazards and disaster monitoring; advanced passive and active sensors and sensor calibration; radar assessment of rain, oil spills and natural slicks; data standards and distribution; and vegetation monitoring using BRDF approaches.

  3. Remote Sensing of Soils, Minerals, and Geomorphology

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    ,Remote Sensing of Soils, Minerals, and GeomorphologyMinerals, and Geomorphology · Soil is unconsolidated material). ·· SoilSoil is unconsolidated material at the surface of the Earth thatis unconsolidated material

  4. On-road remote sensing of vehicle emissions in

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    Denver, University of

    On-road remote sensing of vehicle emissions in the Auckland Region August 2003 Technical 1877353000 www.arc.govt.nz #12;TP 198 On-Road Remote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions in the Auckland Region #12;Page i TP 198 On-Road Remote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions in the Auckland Region On-road remote sensing

  5. applied remote sensing: Topics by E-print Network

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    Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing 12;0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4 Infrared Remote SensingThermal Infrared Remote SensingThermal Infrared...

  6. "Whiskbrooms" and"Pushbrooms" Remote Sensing Platforms and Sensors

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    Frank, Thomas D.

    "Whiskbrooms" and"Pushbrooms" Remote Sensing Platforms and Sensors Remote sensing requires that a sensor be constructed and then attached to a platform that provides an aerial view of the landscape. "Whiskbrooms" and"Pushbrooms" Remote Sensing Platforms and Sensors Remote sensing requires that a sensor

  7. 2007 Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event Application of satellite Remote Sensing for Urban

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2007 Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event Application of satellite Remote Sensing for Urban Risk Analysis: a case study of the 2003 extreme heat wave in Paris Bénédicte Dousset Hawaii Institute@ogs.trieste.it Abstract ­ Satellite observations are used to monitor the August 2003 heat wave in Paris

  8. Remote sensing for wind power potential: a prospector's handbook

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    Wade, J.E.; Maule, P.A.; Bodvarsson, G.; Rosenfeld, C.L.; Woolley, S.G.; McClenahan, M.R.

    1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Remote sensing can aid in identifying and locating indicators of wind power potential from the terrestrial, marine, and atmospheric environments (i.e.: wind-deformed trees, white caps, and areas of thermal flux). It is not considered as a tool for determining wind power potential. A wide variety of remotely sensed evidence is described in terms of the scale at which evidence of wind power can be identified, and the appropriate remote sensors for finding such evidence. Remote sensing can be used for regional area prospecting using small-scale imagery. The information from such small-scale imagery is most often qualitative, and if it is transitory, examination of a number of images to verify presistence of the feature may be required. However, this evidence will allow rapid screening of a large area. Medium-scale imagery provides a better picture of the evidence obtained from small-scale imagery. At this level it is best to use existing imagery. Criteria relating to land use, accessibility, and proximity of candidate sites to nearby transmission lines can also be effectively evaluated from medium-scale imagery. Large-scale imagery provides the most quantitative evidence of the strength of wind. Wind-deformed trees can be identified at a large number of sites using only a few hours in locally chartered aircraft. A handheld 35mm camera can adequately document any evidence of wind. Three case studies that employ remote sensing prospecting techniques are described. Based on remotely sensed evidence, the wind power potential in three geographically and climatically diverse areas of the United States is estimated, and the estimates are compared to actual wind data in those regions. In addition, the cost of each survey is discussed. The results indicate that remote sensing for wind power potential is a quick, cost effective, and fairly reliable method for screening large areas for wind power potential.

  9. Remote sensing of terrestrial tropospheric aerosols from aircraft and satellites

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    Remote sensing of terrestrial tropospheric aerosols from aircraft and satellites M I Mishchenko1 instruments suitable for aerosol remote sensing and give examples of aerosol retrievals obtained forcing directly by absorbing and reflecting sunlight, thereby cooling or heating the atmosphere

  10. Remote Sensing for Biodiversity Conservation of the Albertine Rift

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    Wang, Y.Q. "Yeqiao"

    183 10 Remote Sensing for Biodiversity Conservation of the Albertine Rift in Eastern Africa Samuel of biodiversity conservation is understanding how environmental factors influence species abundance 2003). The rapidly developing field of remote sensing has been invaluable to biodiversity conservation

  11. REFERENCE: Introduction to Remote Sensing. James B.

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Temperature #12;ACTIVE REMOTE SENSING The sensor illuminates the terrain with its own energy, then records the reflected energy as it has been altered by the earth's surface. #12;SIDE-LOOKING AIRBORNE RADAR SLAR #12 JUAN VENICE #12;EARTH TOPOGRAPHY USING MULTISPECTRAL SCANNERS MT. PINATUBO MT. EVEREST #12;APPLICATIONS

  12. Remote Sensing R. E. Mcintosh

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared at 278, 298,NIST31 ORV 15051 ModificationRemote

  13. Evaluation of ground-based remotely sensed liquid water cloud properties using shortwave radiation measurements

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    Haak, Hein

    properties of low level water clouds. A number of remote sensing retrieval techniques provide either radar-only retrie- vals or combine millimeter-wave radar with microwave radiometer measurements (Frisch et al., 1995 radiation measurements from the ground. The remote sensing observations of radar reflectivity, microwave

  14. ACOUSTIC REMOTE SENSING OF THE NORTH PACIFIC ON GYRE AND REGIONAL SCALES

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    Dushaw, Brian

    ACOUSTIC REMOTE SENSING OF THE NORTH PACIFIC ON GYRE AND REGIONAL SCALES B. DUSHAW Applied Physics has evolved into a multipurpose remote sensing measurement technique that has been employed in a wide for observing regions of active convection, for measuring changes in integrated heat content, for observing

  15. Remote sensing and forest damage

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    Reid, N.J.

    1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Each year, damage to North American forests caused by insects, diseases, pollution, and fire results in multibillion dollar losses of revenue and resources. To respond to these losses effectively, forest managers need timely information on the location, extent, and spread of the damage. Traditional techniques for monitoring forest damage include high-resolution aerial photography, color infrared photography, and visual reconnaissance mapping. These techniques require visual interpretation of the data and often are somewhat subjective. In addition, because such analyses are time-consuming and costly, many areas of forest are never mapped, and in cases where maps exist, they often are obsolete or incomplete. An airborne imager has been developed to solve the problems of time-consuming visual analysis and interpretations. The Programmable Multispectral Imager measures small changes - invisible by conventional detection methods - in light reflected by the forest canopy. The PMI measures the color an intensity of reflected light and records this information digitally in computer tape aboard an aircraft. This information is then available for later entry into a computer for processing and enhancement. Although airborne imagers have been available for nearly three decades, they have not been used extensively for forest damage assessment or other forestry applications because of their poor sensitivity and their limited number of fixed spectral channels. The PMI is the first of a new generation of imagers that combine high sensitivity with the flexibility of continuous spectral coverage. This allows scientists to evaluate the potential causes and effects of stress on vegetation.

  16. EAST TEXAS FOREST INVENTORY (ETFI) PILOT PROJECT REMOTE SENSING PHASE

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    EAST TEXAS FOREST INVENTORY (ETFI) PILOT PROJECT REMOTE SENSING PHASE Dr. Daniel R. Unger, Remote) or the United States Forest Service (USFS) via the Southern Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (SFIA

  17. Geothermal Exploration Using Aviris Remote Sensing Data Over...

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    Aviris Remote Sensing Data Over Fish Lake Valley, Nv Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Geothermal Exploration Using Aviris Remote...

  18. Remote shock sensing and notification system

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    Muralidharan, Govindarajan (Knoxville, TN); Britton, Charles L. (Alcoa, TN); Pearce, James (Lenoir City, TN); Jagadish, Usha (Knoxville, TN); Sikka, Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2008-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A low-power shock sensing system includes at least one shock sensor physically coupled to a chemical storage tank to be monitored for impacts, and an RF transmitter which is in a low-power idle state in the absence of a triggering signal. The system includes interference circuitry including or activated by the shock sensor, wherein an output of the interface circuitry is coupled to an input of the RF transmitter. The interface circuitry triggers the RF transmitting with the triggering signal to transmit an alarm message to at least one remote location when the sensor senses a shock greater than a predetermined threshold. In one embodiment the shock sensor is a shock switch which provides an open and a closed state, the open state being a low power idle state.

  19. ImageCat, Inc. Remote Sensing for PostRemote Sensing for Post--disasterdisaster

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    to Salt Lake City SAR simulation The way forward #12;ImageCat, Inc. The IdeaThe Idea Remote sensing and non-damaged structures #12;ImageCat, Inc. Application to Salt Lake CityApplication to Salt Lake City 0 AssessmentBridge Damage Assessment Beverley J. Adams Ph.D. Charles K. Huyck Sungbin Cho Ronald T. Eguchi

  20. Method of determining forest production from remotely sensed forest parameters

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    Corey, J.C.; Mackey, H.E. Jr.

    1987-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of determining forest production entirely from remotely sensed data in which remotely sensed multispectral scanner (MSS) data on forest 5 composition is combined with remotely sensed radar imaging data on forest stand biophysical parameters to provide a measure of forest production. A high correlation has been found to exist between the remotely sensed radar imaging data and on site measurements of biophysical 10 parameters such as stand height, diameter at breast height, total tree height, mean area per tree, and timber stand volume.

  1. Use Remote Sensing Data (selected visible and infrared spectrums...

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    Use Remote Sensing Data (selected visible and infrared spectrums) to locate high temperature ground anomalies in Colorado. Confirm heat flow potential with on-site surveys to drill...

  2. Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 1484-1497; doi:10.3390/rs5031484 Remote Sensing

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 1484-1497; doi:10.3390/rs5031484 Remote Sensing ISSN 2072-4292 www.mdpi.com/journal and the Community Land Model version 4 (CLM4), we investigated percent changes and controlling factors of global vegetation growth for the period 1982 to 2009. Over that 28-year period, both the remote-sensing estimate

  3. Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 2857-2882; doi:10.3390/rs5062857 Remote Sensing

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 2857-2882; doi:10.3390/rs5062857 Remote Sensing ISSN 2072-4292 www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing Article Evaluation of CLM4 Solar Radiation Partitioning Scheme Using Remote Sensing and Site Level FPAR.e., that of the Community Land Model version 4 (CLM4) with coupled carbon and nitrogen cycles. Taking advantage of a unique

  4. Real-time Remote Sensing of Snowmobiles Emissions at

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    Denver, University of

    Real-time Remote Sensing of Snowmobiles Emissions at Yellowstone National Park: An Oxygenated Fuel 68509 #12;Real-time Remote Sensing of Snowmobile Emissions at Yellowstone National Park 2 Executive emissions from snowmobiles. Ratios of CO, HC and toluene to CO2 were measured and used to calculate %CO, %HC

  5. Mobile and remote inertial sensing with atom interferometers

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Mobile and remote inertial sensing with atom interferometers B. Barrett, P.-A. Gominet, E. Cantin for equivalence principle tests. We also discuss fu- ture applications of this technology, such as remote sensing on laser-cooling and trapping neutral atoms [6, 7, 8, 9, 10] which eventually led to two nobel prizes

  6. TECHNICAL PAPER Multispecies remote sensing measurements of vehicle emissions

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    Denver, University of

    measurements. The remote sensing mean gram per kilogram carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbon (HC), and oxideTECHNICAL PAPER Multispecies remote sensing measurements of vehicle emissions on Sherman Way in Van Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA 2 National Renewable Energy

  7. Cloud vertical distribution from radiosonde, remote sensing, and model simulations

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    Li, Zhanqing

    Cloud vertical distribution from radiosonde, remote sensing, and model simulations Jinqiang Zhang's radiation budget and atmospheric adiabatic heating. Yet it is among the most difficult quantities to observe Great Plains and along with ground- based and space-borne remote sensing products, use it to evaluate

  8. Remote sensing for the geobotanical and biogeochemical assessment of environmental contamination

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    Wickham, J.; Chesley, M.; Lancaster, J.; Mouat, D.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under Contract Number DE-AC08-90NV10845, the DOE has funded the Desert Research Institute (DRI) to examine several aspects of remote sensing, specifically with respect to how its use might help support Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ERWM) activities at DOE sites located throughout the country. This report represents partial fulfillment of DRI`s obligations under that contract and includes a review of relevant literature associated with remote sensing studies and our evaluation and recommendation as to the applicability of various remote sensing techniques for DOE needs. With respect to DOE ERWM activities, remote sensing may be broadly defined as collecting information about a target without actually being in physical contact with the object. As the common platforms for remote sensing observations are aircraft and satellites, there exists the possibility to rapidly and efficiently collect information over DOE sites that would allow for the identification and monitoring of contamination related to present and past activities. As DOE sites cover areas ranging from tens to hundreds of square miles, remote sensing may provide an effective, efficient, and economical method in support of ERWM activities. For this review, remote sensing has been limited to methods that employ electromagnetic (EM) energy as the means of detecting and measuring target characteristics.

  9. Method to analyze remotely sensed spectral data

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    Stork, Christopher L. (Albuquerque, NM); Van Benthem, Mark H. (Middletown, DE)

    2009-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A fast and rigorous multivariate curve resolution (MCR) algorithm is applied to remotely sensed spectral data. The algorithm is applicable in the solar-reflective spectral region, comprising the visible to the shortwave infrared (ranging from approximately 0.4 to 2.5 .mu.m), midwave infrared, and thermal emission spectral region, comprising the thermal infrared (ranging from approximately 8 to 15 .mu.m). For example, employing minimal a priori knowledge, notably non-negativity constraints on the extracted endmember profiles and a constant abundance constraint for the atmospheric upwelling component, MCR can be used to successfully compensate thermal infrared hyperspectral images for atmospheric upwelling and, thereby, transmittance effects. Further, MCR can accurately estimate the relative spectral absorption coefficients and thermal contrast distribution of a gas plume component near the minimum detectable quantity.

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    within aerospace engineering Astrodynamics Remote... dynamics and control Aerodynamics Remote sensing Computational fluid dynamics Systems engineering... to explore the...

  11. CALMIT Remote-Sensing Research Relating to Carbon Sequestration There is considerable interest in assessing the magnitude of carbon sources and sinks in terrestrial

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    CALMIT Remote-Sensing Research Relating to Carbon Sequestration There is considerable interest in assessing the magnitude of carbon sources and sinks in terrestrial ecosystems using remote sensing techniques. We developed a novel technique to remotely assess carbon dioxide exchange in maize using

  12. Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 5173-5192; doi:10.3390/rs5105173 Remote Sensing

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    Stephens, Scott L.

    Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 5173-5192; doi:10.3390/rs5105173 Remote Sensing ISSN 2072-4292 www for a geosynchronous OPEN ACCESS #12;Remote Sens. 2013, 5 5174 satellite with modern imaging detectors, software, and algorithms able to detect heat from early and small fires, and yield minute-scale detection times. Keywords

  13. Measuring Greenland Glacier Dynamics with Remotely Sensed Data

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    Foga, Steve

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Measuring Greenland Glacier Dynamics with Remotely Sensed Data Steve Foga University of Kansas, Geography M.A. Student Photo by: Phil Pasquini The importance of studying glacier ice Study area Difference in ice velocity of Helheim Glacier...

  14. Remote Chemical Sensing Using Quantum Cascade Lasers

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    Harper, Warren W.; Strasburg, Jana D.; Aker, Pam M.; Schultz, John F.

    2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Research done by the IR sensors team at PNNL is focused on developing advanced spectroscopic methods for detecting signatures of nuclear, chemical, biological and explosives weapons or weapons production. The sensors we develop fall into two categories: remote sensors that can be operated at distances ranging from 150 m to 10 km, and point sensors that are used for in-situ inspection and detection. FY03 has seen an explosion in FM DIAL progress with the net result being solid confirmation that FM DIAL is a technique capable of remote chemical monitoring in a wide variety of venues. For example, FM DIAL was used to detect a small plume of hydrogen sulfide, a candidate CW agent, released in the desert environment of the Hanford 200 Area site. These experiments were conducted over a range of physical conditions including outside temperatures ranging from 70 F to 105 F and turbulence conditions ranging from quiescent to chaotic. We are now rapidly developing the information needed to design prototype FM DIAL systems that are optimized for specific applications that include scenarios such as fixed position stand-off detection and mobile UAV mounted remote monitoring. Just as an example, in FY04 we will use FM DIAL to detect both in-facility and outdoor release of enriched UF6. The rapid progress in FM DIAL research made in FY03 is attributed to several advances. First, final construction of a custom-designed trailer allowed the instrument to be housed in a mobile temperature-controlled environment. This allowed the experiment to be transported to several locations so that data could be collected under a range of physical conditions. This has led to a better understanding of a variety of experimental noise sources. With this knowledge, we have been able to implement several changes in the way the FM DIAL data is collected and processed, with the net result being a drastic improvement in our confidence of analyte concentration measurement and an improvement i n the instrument detection limit. The range of chemicals detectable by FM DIAL has also been extended. Prior to FY03 only water and nitrous oxide (N2O) had been seen. Experiments on extending the tuning range of the quantum cascade laser (QCL) currently used in the experiments demonstrate that many more species are now accessible including H2S, C2F4H2, and CH4. We additionally demonstrated that FM DIAL measurements can be made using short wave infrared (SWIR) telecommunications lasers. While measurements made using these components are noisier because turbulence and particulate matter cause more interference in this spectral region, monitoring in this region enables larger species to be detected simply because these lasers have a greater tuning range. In addition, SWIR monitoring also allows for the detection of second-row hydride species such as HF and HCl, which are important nuclear and CWA proliferation signatures.

  15. Environmental monitoring: civilian applications of remote sensing

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    Bolton, W.; Lapp, M.; Vitko, J. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Phipps, G. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program to explore how best to utilize Sandia`s defense-related sensing expertise to meet the Department of Energy`s (DOE) ever-growing needs for environmental monitoring. In particular, we focused on two pressing DOE environmental needs: (1) reducing the uncertainties in global warming predictions, and (2) characterizing atmospheric effluents from a variety of sources. During the course of the study we formulated a concept for using unmanned aerospace vehicles (UAVs) for making key 0798 climate measurements; designed a highly accurate, compact, cloud radiometer to be flown on those UAVs; and established the feasibility of differential absorption Lidar (DIAL) to measure atmospheric effluents from waste sites, manufacturing processes, and potential treaty violations. These concepts have had major impact since first being formulated in this ,study. The DOE has adopted, and DoD`s Strategic Environmental Research Program has funded, much of the UAV work. And the ultraviolet DIAL techniques have already fed into a major DOE non- proliferation program.

  16. activation analysis technique: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Geography 478 Techniques of Remote Sensing Image Analysis (Earth Observation System Science) Dr of Remote Sensing Image Analysis (Earth Observation System Science) Remote...

  17. activation analysis techniques: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Summary: Geography 478 Techniques of Remote Sensing Image Analysis (Earth Observation System Science) Dr of Remote Sensing Image Analysis (Earth Observation System Science) Remote...

  18. Use of passive microwave remote sensing to monitor soil moisture

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    January 1998) Abstract - Surface soil moisture is a key variable to describe the water and energy soil layer) is a key variable in the water and energy exchanges at the land surfaceReview Use of passive microwave remote sensing to monitor soil moisture Jean-Pierre Wignerona

  19. Offshore wind profile measurements from remote sensing instruments

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    Offshore wind profile measurements from remote sensing instruments Ioannis Antoniou (1) , Hans E) have been mounted on top of a transformer platform situated offshore close to the Nysted wind farm be used to supplement met mast measurements for offshore applications. #12;1. Introduction Exploiting

  20. Remote Sensing Data and Information for Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling

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    Krakauer, Nir Y.

    of solar radiation and can be used during both night-time and day-time hours; high frequency microwaves, that varies based on sensors and type of orbit. The parameters such as precipitation, is being monitored remote sensing sensors are carried out using visible (VIS), infrared (IR) and microwave (MW) wavelengths

  1. Satellite remote sensing of clouds and the atmosphere 3

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    Russell, J.E. [ed.] [Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume contains the proceedings of EOS/SPIE Remote Sensing Symposium which was held September 21--23, 1998 in Barcelona, Spain. Topics of discussion include the following: cloud detection and characterization; earth radiation budget; data assimilation and retrieval methods; and aerosols, ozone, and trace gases.

  2. Developing a Great Lakes remote sensing community Marie C. Colton

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    in the West Basin area of Lake Erie (Lekki et al., 2009). Satellite synthetic aperture radar imagery fromCommentary Developing a Great Lakes remote sensing community Marie C. Colton NOAA Great Lakes Introduction Observational data collection of the Laurentian Great Lakes has ad- vanced during the past decade

  3. EN-025 Tools & Applications December 2008 Lidar Remote Sensing

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    IS LIDAR? Lidar (light detection and ranging system) is a relatively new type of active remote sensing are small-footprint, discrete return systems that record two to five returns for each emitted laser pulse fashion as an aerial photography camera. · An inertial measurement unit that records the pitch, yaw

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - american remote sensing Sample Search Results

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    land surface biogeophysical variables from optical remote sensing... : Earth system models and many other applications require biogeophysical ... Source: Liang, Shunlin -...

  5. Spectrum Sensing Techniques in Cognitive Radio Communications

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    Jayaweera, Sudharman K.

    1 Spectrum Sensing Techniques in Cognitive Radio Communications Mario Bkassiny*, Yang Li, Georges for CR's. Index Terms-- Cognitive radio, cooperative spectrum sensing, dynamic spectrum access, energy, jayaweera, christos}@ece.unm.edu Abstract-- In this paper, we review some of the recent patents on spectrum

  6. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 6,

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 6, January 2007 Gary A 80208 June 2007 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 6 1-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 6 2 INTRODUCTION Many cities

  7. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 2

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 2 Sajal S. Pokharel, Gary Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 Contract No. E-23-4 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions when the measurements were binned by model year. #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions

  8. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 5,

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 5, November 2004 Gary A, Suite 140 Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 Contract No. E-23-9 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile campaigns.14 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 5 2 INTRODUCTION

  9. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 3

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 3 Sajal S. Pokharel, Gary Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 Contract No. E-23-4 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions a slight negative dependence on #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area

  10. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 5,

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 5, January 2005 Gary A, Suite 140 Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 Contract No. E-23-9 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile campaigns.13 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 5 2 INTRODUCTION

  11. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the LaBrea Area: Year 2

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the LaBrea Area: Year 2 Mitchell J. Williams 140 Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 Contract No. E-23-4 #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions compared to the standard error of the mean measurements. #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions

  12. MACHINE LEARNING IN REMOTE SENSING DATA PROCESSING Gustavo Camps-Valls

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    Camps-Valls, Gustavo

    MACHINE LEARNING IN REMOTE SENSING DATA PROCESSING Gustavo Camps-Valls Image Processing Laboratory gustavo.camps@uv.es, http://www.uv.es/gcamps ABSTRACT Remote sensing data processing deals with real prediction from remotely sensed multispectral or radar images have a great impact on eco- nomical

  13. Polarimetric Remote Sensing in the Visible to Near Infrared James R. Shell II

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    Salvaggio, Carl

    Polarimetric Remote Sensing in the Visible to Near Infrared by James R. Shell II B.S. Physics Title of Dissertation: Polarimetric Remote Sensing in the Visible to Near Infrared I, James R. Shell II Remote Sensing in the Visible to Near Infrared by James R. Shell II Submitted to the Chester F. Carlson

  14. A laser speckle based position sensing technique

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    Shilpiekandula, Vijay, 1979-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the design and development of a novel laser-speckle-based position sensing technique. In our prototype implementation, a He-Ne laser beam is directed at the surface of an air-bearing spindle. An imaging ...

  15. IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 4, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2007 649 A Weak-Constraint-Based Data Assimilation Scheme

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    Liang, Shunlin

    IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 4, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2007 649 A Weak and momentum fluxes, especially sensible and latent heat fluxes, between the land surface and the atmospheric way to achieve this goal of mapping fluxes on a regional scale is to use remote sensing techniques

  16. Workshop: Avanos em Sensoriamento Remoto da Agricultura (Advances in Remote Sensing of Agriculture) Coordenador: Clement Atzberger (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria)

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    Workshop: Avanços em Sensoriamento Remoto da Agricultura (Advances in Remote Sensing of Agriculture of current remote sensing techniques in agricultural applications at local to global scale, ranging from, Austria) 09:10 Estimates of Canopy Characteristics from Local to Global Scales for Agricultural

  17. Remote Sensing and Unclassified Detection: Summer Research Experience

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    Smith Bearhill, Paula

    2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ?New approaches 11-17-2008 Paula Smith Bearhill SRE ?To understand the potential of remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) within an Indigenous community ?Collected archived data (photos, text) ?Acquired Landsat Imagery ?Reviewed... of Russia, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and others ? Goal ? To prepare reindeer herders and national authorities for climate change, in order to reduce the herding communitiesí vulnerability to the effects of such change. http...

  18. IMPROVED BIOMASS UTILIZATION THROUGH REMOTE FLOW SENSING

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    Washington University- St. Louis:; ,; Muthanna Al-Dahhan (Principal Investigator); E-mail: muthanna@wustl.edu; ,; Rajneesh Varma; Khursheed Karim; Mehul Vesvikar; Rebecca Hoffman; ,; Oak Ridge National Laboratory:; ,; David Depaoli, (Co-principal investigator); Email: depaolidw@ornl.gov; ,; Thomas Klasson; Alan L. Wintenberg; Charles W Alexander; Lloyd Clonts; ,; Iowa Energy Center; ,; ,; Norm Olson; Email: nolson@energy.iastate.edu

    2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth of the livestock industry provides a valuable source of affordable, sustainable, and renewable bioenergy, while also requiring the safe disposal of the large quantities of animal wastes (manure) generated at dairy, swine, and poultry farms. If these biomass resources are mishandled and underutilized, major environmental problems will be created, such as surface and ground water contamination, odors, dust, ammonia leaching, and methane emission. Anaerobic digestion of animal wastes, in which microorganisms break down organic materials in the absence of oxygen, is one of the most promising waste treatment technologies. This process produces biogas typically containing {approx}65% methane and {approx}35% carbon dioxide. The production of biogas through anaerobic digestion from animal wastes, landfills, and municipal waste water treatment plants represents a large source of renewable and sustainable bio-fuel. Such bio-fuel can be combusted directly, used in internal combustion engines, converted into methanol, or partially oxidized to produce synthesis gas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide) that can be converted to clean liquid fuels and chemicals via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Different design and mixing configurations of anaerobic digesters for treating cow manure have been utilized commercially and/or tested on a laboratory scale. These digesters include mechanically mixed, gas recirculation mixed, and slurry recirculation mixed designs, as well as covered lagoon digesters. Mixing is an important parameter for successful performance of anaerobic digesters. It enhances substrate contact with the microbial community; improves pH, temperature and substrate/microorganism uniformity; prevents stratification and scum accumulation; facilitates the removal of biogas from the digester; reduces or eliminates the formation of inactive zones (dead zones); prevents settling of biomass and inert solids; and aids in particle size reduction. Unfortunately, information and findings in the literature on the effect of mixing on anaerobic digestion are contradictory. One reason is the lack of measurement techniques for opaque systems such as digesters. Better understanding of the mixing and hydrodynamics of digesters will result in appropriate design, configuration selection, scale-up, and performance, which will ultimately enable avoiding digester failures. Accordingly, this project sought to advance the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the design, scale up, operation, and performance of cow manure anaerobic digesters with high solids loading. The project systematically studied parameters affecting cow manure anaerobic digestion performance, in different configurations and sizes by implementing computer automated radioactive particle tracking (CARPT), computed tomography (CT), and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and by developing novel multiple-particle CARPT (MP-CARPT) and dual source CT (DSCT) techniques. The accomplishments of the project were achieved in a collaborative effort among Washington University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Iowa Energy Center teams. The following investigations and achievements were accomplished: Systematic studies of anaerobic digesters performance and kinetics using various configurations, modes of mixing, and scales (laboratory, pilot plant, and commercial sizes) were conducted and are discussed in Chapter 2. It was found that mixing significantly affected the performance of the pilot plant scale digester ({approx}97 liter). The detailed mixing and hydrodynamics were investigated using computer automated radioactive particle tracking (CARPT) techniques, and are discussed in Chapter 3. A novel multiple particle tracking technique (MP-CARPT) technique that can track simultaneously up to 8 particles was developed, tested, validated, and implemented. Phase distribution was investigated using gamma ray computer tomography (CT) techniques, which are discussed in Chapter 4. A novel dual source CT (DSCT) technique was developed to measure the phase distribution of dyn

  19. INT. J. REMOTE SENSING, 2003, VOL. 24, NO. 8, 17091721 A system for monitoring NO

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    Bruzzone, Lorenzo

    INT. J. REMOTE SENSING, 2003, VOL. 24, NO. 8, 1709­1721 A system for monitoring NO 2 emissions from. In this paper we propose a system for monitoring abnormal NO 2 emissions in the troposphere by using remote tool for operational applications. 1. Introduction The European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS

  20. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 4,

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 4, November 2002 Gary A Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 4 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The University of Denver #12;On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 4 2 by 5 years

  1. Applications of Remote Sensing to Study Climate Change

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    to develop image processing techniques that later were used with Landsat data. #12;CIVILIAN SATELLITES 1970's was very much appreciated. #12;THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS 1962 · In fall 1962, reports indicated by current remote sensors is the electromagnetic energy emanating from the object of interest

  2. Surface based remote sensing of aerosol-cloud interactions

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security AdministrationcontrollerNanocrystalline GalliumSuppression of conductivitySurface based remote sensing

  3. Limitations on maximum tree density using hyperspatial remote sensing and environmental gradient analysis

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    Dobrowski, Solomon

    precipitation, decreased soil water holding capacity, decreas- ing temperature, and increasing solar irradiance and Remote Sensing (CSTARS), University of California, Davis, United States b Department of Forest Management

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric remote sensing Sample Search...

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

    to the Special Issue on the 2008 Summary: activities are in terrestrial remote sensing, data assimilation, and coupled land-atmosphere system behavior... IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON...

  5. Template for project inclusion for Remote Sensing Systems' MSU/AMSU brightness temperatures in the C

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    Template for project inclusion for Remote Sensing Systems' MSU/AMSU brightness temperatures- Quality control procedures, including ongoing improvements. Brightness temperatures and geolocation data

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic remote sensing Sample Search Results

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    Sensor Web for Ocean Observation: System Design, Architecture, and Performance Summary: heat content and dynamics: integral constraints from acoustic remote sensing, ORION RFA...

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - assimilating remote sensing Sample Search...

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    state reanalysis products. The results... from the withheld Argo observations, satellite remote sensing SLA and the heat content and zonal... Assimilation of Argo Temperature and...

  8. PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING & REMOTE SENSING July 2008 921 Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing

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    Wang, Le

    Sensing Vol. 74, No. 7, July 2008, pp. 921­927. 0099-1112/08/7407­0921/$3.00/0 © 2008 American Society, CA 94720. Abstract Tropical forests in many areas of Central and South America experience strong seasonality in climatic variables such as rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed, and relative humidity

  9. WIND ENERGY STUDIES OFFSHORE USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING MERETE BRUUN CHRISTIANSEN

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    1 WIND ENERGY STUDIES OFFSHORE USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING MERETE BRUUN CHRISTIANSEN Wind Energy sensing; the method can be extended to a mapping of wind resources. Further, effects of a large offshore

  10. Remote sensing has been used to determine the occurrence of many non-indigenous plant species. GIS are used to

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    requires an objective-based approach using integrated techniques and technology for geospatial analysis are used to manage data acquired with remote sensing and field surveys. Geospatial models are designed." Invasive Plant Species Management with Geospatial Information Technologies and Computational Science

  11. Laser remote sensing of backscattered light from a target sample

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    Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM); Williams, John D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A laser remote sensing apparatus comprises a laser to provide collimated excitation light at a wavelength; a sensing optic, comprising at least one optical element having a front receiving surface to focus the received excitation light onto a back surface comprising a target sample and wherein the target sample emits a return light signal that is recollimated by the front receiving surface; a telescope for collecting the recollimated return light signal from the sensing optic; and a detector for detecting and spectrally resolving the return light signal. The back surface further can comprise a substrate that absorbs the target sample from an environment. For example the substrate can be a SERS substrate comprising a roughened metal surface. The return light signal can be a surface-enhanced Raman signal or laser-induced fluorescence signal. For fluorescence applications, the return signal can be enhanced by about 10.sup.5, solely due to recollimation of the fluorescence return signal. For SERS applications, the return signal can be enhanced by 10.sup.9 or more, due both to recollimation and to structuring of the SERS substrate so that the incident laser and Raman scattered fields are in resonance with the surface plasmons of the SERS substrate.

  12. IDENTIFYING TEMPORAL TRENDS IN TREATED SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITIES USING REMOTELY SENSED IMAGERY

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    Ramsey, R. Douglas

    IDENTIFYING TEMPORAL TRENDS IN TREATED SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITIES USING REMOTELY SENSED IMAGERY by Eric Identifying Temporal Trends in Treated Sagebrush Communities Using Remotely Sensed Imagery by Eric D. Sant over time, brightness and greenness provided diagnostic trends and condition of treated big sagebrush

  13. IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS 1 Assessment of Temperature and Humidity Changes

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    Christopher, Sundar A.

    IEEEProof IEEEProof IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS 1 Assessment of Temperature multiple satellite7 remote sensing data sets and meteorological information, we assess8 the distribution observed at some15 locations. Between the surface and 2-km level, temperature data16 show a cooling of 10

  14. Graduate student opportunity in remote sensing of tree mortality at the University of Idaho.

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    Hicke, Jeffrey A.

    Graduate student opportunity in remote sensing of tree mortality at the University of Idaho. Funding is available immediately for an M.S. or Ph.D. student to study forest die-offs related to climate change using remote sensing. Project objectives include developing methods for mapping tree mortality

  15. Hydrological consistency using multi-sensor remote sensing data for water and energy cycle studies

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    Pan, Ming

    Hydrological consistency using multi-sensor remote sensing data for water and energy cycle studies and feedback of land surface and atmospheric processes over large space and time scales. Remote sensing-based variables including soil moisture (from AMSR-E), surface heat fluxes (from MODIS) and precipitation rates

  16. Outdoor Scene Synthesis in the Infrared Range for Remote Sensing Applications

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Outdoor Scene Synthesis in the Infrared Range for Remote Sensing Applications Thierry Poglio Eric under remote sensing applications, like meteorology, farming, or military information are concerned. Yet. The solar forcing leads to an increase in temperature, while heat transfer due to strong cold wind decreases

  17. Sea surface exchanges of momentum, heat, and freshwater determined by satellite remote sensing

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    Yu, Lisan

    1 Sea surface exchanges of momentum, heat, and freshwater determined by satellite remote sensing Freshwater flux Latent heat flux Longwave radiation Satellite remote sensing Sea surface flux estimation Sensible heat flux Shortwave radiation Surface wind fields 2 #12;Sea surface exchanges of momentum, heat

  18. Nanotechnology-Based Trusted Remote Sensing James B. Wendt and Miodrag Potkonjak

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Nanotechnology-Based Trusted Remote Sensing James B. Wendt and Miodrag Potkonjak Computer Science nanotechnology PPUF-based architecture for trusted remote sensing. Current public physical unclonable function the authentication process. Our novel nanotechnology- based architecture ensures fast authentication through partial

  19. Remote sensing for groundwater modelling in large semiarid areas: Lake Chad Basin, Africa

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    is lower than 200 mm and the population density does not exceed 0.05 inhabitants per km2 . PreviousRemote sensing for groundwater modelling in large semiarid areas: Lake Chad Basin, Africa Marc.springerlink.com #12;2 Remote sensing for groundwater modelling in large semiarid areas: Lake Chad Basin, Africa Marc

  20. Building Detection in a Single Remotely Sensed Image with a Point Process of Csaba Benedek

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Building Detection in a Single Remotely Sensed Image with a Point Process of Rectangles Csaba a probabilistic approach of building extraction in remotely sensed images. To cope with data heterogeneity we construct a flexible hierarchi- cal framework which can create various building appear- ance models from

  1. Monitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Sensing and GISMonitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Sensing and GIS Ellen BanzhafEllen Banzhaf 1 21 2

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Monitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Sensing and GISMonitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Leipzig,04318 Leipzig, elba@alok.ufz.deelba@alok.ufz.de What are Brownfields ? EPA defines Brownfields is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination" (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/hi-brownfields

  2. Wave-climate assessment by satellite remote sensing

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    Barstow, S.; Krogstad, H.E. [SINTEF, Trodheim (Norway)

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Satellite remote sensing based on radar altimetry and the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can be used for accurate ocean-wave climatology globally. The altimeter provides significant wave height and wind speed whereas SAR in principle gives the full wave spectrum. Over the next few years, altimeter-derived wave heights will become the basic data sources for open-ocean statistics and SAR, in combination with results from global wave models, will provide the corresponding directional statistics. In addition, SAR may be used for studying wave conditions in near coastal areas. In the Norwegian Sea and elsewhere, real-time SAT and altimeter data are now being used operationally for forecasting and assimilation into numerical wave models.

  3. int. j. remote sensing, 2002, vol. 23, no. 21, 47614776 A multivariate approach to vegetation mapping of Manitoba's Hudson

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    Kenkel, Norm

    12­14 June 2000. International Journal of Remote Sensing ISSN 0143-1161 print/ISSN 1366-5901 onlineint. j. remote sensing, 2002, vol. 23, no. 21, 4761­4776 A multivariate approach to vegetation the likelihood of errors in classi cation caused by overlap between classes. 1. Introduction Remotely sensed data

  4. Estimation of the relationship between remotely sensed anthropogenic heat discharge and building energy use

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    Zhou, Yuyu; Weng, Qihao; Gurney, Kevin R.; Shuai, Yanmin; Hu, Xuefei

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examined the relationship between remotely sensed anthropogenic heat discharge and energy use from residential and commercial buildings across multiple scales in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Anthropogenic heat discharge was estimated based on a remote sensing-based surface energy balance model, which was parameterized using land cover, land surface temperature, albedo, and meteorological data. Building energy use was estimated using a GIS-based building energy simulation model in conjunction with Department of Energy/ Energy Information Administration survey data, Assessor's parcel data, GIS floor areas data, and remote sensing-derived building height data.

  5. Computed tomography and optical remote sensing: Development for the study of indoor air pollutant transport and dispersion

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    Drescher, A.C.

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the mixing and dispersion of indoor air pollutants under a variety of conditions using standard experimental methods. It also extensively tests and improves a novel technique for measuring contaminant concentrations that has the potential for more rapid, non-intrusive measurements with higher spatial resolution than previously possible. Experiments conducted in a sealed room support the hypothesis that the mixing time of an instantaneously released tracer gas is inversely proportional to the cube root of the mechanical power transferred to the room air. One table-top and several room-scale experiments are performed to test the concept of employing optical remote sensing (ORS) and computed tomography (CT) to measure steady-state gas concentrations in a horizontal plane. Various remote sensing instruments, scanning geometries and reconstruction algorithms are employed. Reconstructed concentration distributions based on existing iterative CT techniques contain a high degree of unrealistic spatial variability and do not agree well with simultaneously gathered point-sample data.

  6. Length Scale Analysis of Surface Energy Fluxes Derived from Remote Sensing

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    Brunsell, Nathaniel A.; Gillies, Robert R.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wavelet multiresolution analysis was used to examine the variation in dominant length scales determined from remotely sensed airborne- and satellite-derived surface energy flux data. The wavelet cospectra are computed between ...

  7. Remote Sensing Assessment Of Karez Irrigation Systems And Archaeological Resources In Maywand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

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    Egitto, Antoinette

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    that includes landscapes with small- and large-scale features such as mounds, architecture, and traditional gravity-driven water systems that serve areas of extreme aridity. Remote sensing technologies such as satellite imagery, aerial photography, and Light...

  8. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Los Angeles Area

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Los Angeles Area: Year 1 Gary A. Bishop.1 According to Heywood2 , carbon monoxide emissions from automobiles are at a maximum when the air

  9. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 1

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 1 Peter J. Popp, Sajal S to Heywood,2 carbon monoxide emissions from automobiles are at a maximum when the air/fuel ratio is rich

  10. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 2

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 2 Peter J. Popp, Gary A from automobiles are at a maximum when the air/fuel ratio is rich of stoichiometric, and are caused

  11. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 1

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Phoenix Area: Year 1 Gary A. Bishop, Sajal S to the national emission inventory.1 According to Heywood2 , carbon monoxide emissions from automobiles

  12. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 1

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 1 Peter J. Popp, Gary A.1 Carbon monoxide emissions from automobiles are at a maximum when the air/fuel ratio is rich

  13. Data disaggregation and evapotranspiration modeling: a synergism between multi-spectral/multi-resolution remote sensing data

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer), respectively. - SEB-1S is a mono-source surface energy balance model-resolution remote sensing data, United States (2013)" #12; transpiration (T). The surface albedo (SA) derived from shortwave reflectances modulates the available energy

  14. Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing for Snow Cover and Snow Water Equivalent Estimation

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    Krakauer, Nir Y.

    14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 #12;Snow is a key component of Earth's energy balance, climate NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST), City College of New York

  15. Systematic delineation of Phymatotrichum root rot occurrence in cotton using remotely-sensed data

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    Smith, Brandon Dewitt

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    SYSTEMATIC DELINEATION OF PHYMATOTRICHUI'1 ROOT POT OCCURRENCE IN COTTON USING REMOTELY-SENSED DATA A Thesis by BRANDON DEWITT SMITH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in Partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE iiay 1979 Major Subject: P1ant Pathology SYSTEMATIC DELINEATION OF PHYMATOTRICHUM ROOT ROT OCCURRENCE IN COTTON USING REMOTELY-SENSED DATA A Thesis by BRANDON DEWITT SMITH Approved as to style and content by: hairman...

  16. An Introduction to Digital Methods in Remote Sensing of Forested Ecosystems: Focus on the Pacific

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    Wallin, David O.

    for vegetation information derived from other remote senslng imagery. especially digital data acquired from high is on other remote sensing data, such as digital aircraft and satellite images. and nonimaging radiometer Considerations Like airphotos. digital images record energy proper- ties at a point in time for a portion

  17. Geospatial revolution and remote sensing LiDAR in Mesoamerican archaeology

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    Weishampel, John F.

    #12;Geospatial revolution and remote sensing LiDAR in Mesoamerican archaeology Arlen F. Chasea,1. The impor- tance of this geospatial innovation is demonstrated with newly acquired LiDAR data from in the remote geospatial imaging of cultural landscapes, including ancient communities and their anthropogenic

  18. ON-ROAD REMOTE SENSING OF VEHICLE EMISSIONS IN MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO

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    Denver, University of

    ON-ROAD REMOTE SENSING OF VEHICLE EMISSIONS IN MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO Final Report Prepared for the University of Denver traveled to Monterrey, N.L. Mexico to monitor remotely the carbon monoxide (CO with other cities that have been sampled in Mexico. The on-road emission averages are similar to the latest

  19. Remote sensing data assimilation for a prognostic phenology model

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    Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Stockli, Reto [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Predicting the global carbon and water cycle requires a realistic representation of vegetation phenology in climate models. However most prognostic phenology models are not yet suited for global applications, and diagnostic satellite data can be uncertain and lack predictive power. We present a framework for data assimilation of Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation absorbed by vegetation (FPAR) and Leaf Area Index (LAI) from the MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) to constrain empirical temperature, light, moisture and structural vegetation parameters of a prognostic phenology model. We find that data assimilation better constrains structural vegetation parameters than climate control parameters. Improvements are largest for drought-deciduous ecosystems where correlation of predicted versus satellite-observed FPAR and LAI increases from negative to 0.7-0.8. Data assimilation effectively overcomes the cloud- and aerosol-related deficiencies of satellite data sets in tropical areas. Validation with a 49-year-long phenology data set reveals that the temperature-driven start of season (SOS) is light limited in warm years. The model has substantial skill (R = 0.73) to reproduce SOS inter-annual and decadal variability. Predicted SOS shows a higher inter-annual variability with a negative bias of 5-20 days compared to species-level SOS. It is however accurate to within 1-2 days compared to SOS derived from net ecosystem exchange (NEE) measurements at a FLUXNET tower. The model only has weak skill to predict end of season (EOS). Use of remote sensing data assimilation for phenology model development is encouraged but validation should be extended with phenology data sets covering mediterranean, tropical and arctic ecosystems.

  20. To appear in the Proceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Remote Sensing for a Sustainable Future, Washington: IEEE Press., Evolving Feature-Extraction Algorithms

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    To appear in the Proceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Intelligence Laboratory and the Space Physics Research Laboratory 2455 Hayward Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan libraries--may be able to meet a part, but not all the specifications for a pattern- extraction problem

  1. Sampling, characterization, and remote sensing of aerosols formed in the atmospheric hydrolysis of uranium hexafluoride

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    Bostick, W.D.; McCulla, W.H.; Pickrell, P.W.

    1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When gaseous uranium hexafluoride (UF/sub 6/) is released into the atmosphere, it rapidly reacts with ambient moisture to form an aerosol of uranyl fluoride (UO/sub 2/F/sub 2/) and hydrogen fluoride (HF). As part of our Safety Analysis program, we have performed several experimental releases of HF/sub 6/ in contained volumes in order to investigate techniques for sampling and characterizing the aerosol materials. The aggregate particle morphology and size distribution have been found to be dependent upon several conditions, including the temperature of the UF/sub 6/ at the time of its release, the relative humidity of the air into which it is released, and the elapsed time after the release. Aerosol composition and settling rate have been investigated using stationary samplers for the separate collection of UO/sub 2/F/sub 2/ and HF and via laser spectroscopic remote sensing (Mie scatter and infrared spectroscopy). 25 refs., 16 figs., 5 tabs.

  2. Results of the remote sensing feasibility study for the uranium hexafluoride storage cylinder yard program

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    Balick, L.K.; Bowman, D.R. [Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.; Bounds, J.H. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)] [and others

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US DOE manages the safe storage of approximately 650,000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride remaining from the Cold War. This slightly radioactive, but chemically active, material is contained in more than 46,000 steel storage cylinders that are located at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Paducah, Kentucky; and Portsmouth, Ohio. Some of the cylinders are more than 40 years old, and approximately 17,500 are considered problem cylinders because their physical integrity is questionable. These cylinders require an annual visual inspection. The remainder of the 46,000-plus cylinders must be visually inspected every four years. Currently, the cylinder inspection program is extremely labor intensive. Because these inspections are accomplished visually, they may not be effective in the early detection of leaking cylinders. The inspection program requires approximately 12--14 full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees. At the cost of approximately $125K per FTE, this translates to $1,500K per annum just for cylinder inspection. As part of the technology-development portion of the DOE Cylinder Management Program, the DOE Office of Facility Management requested the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) to evaluate remote sensing techniques that have potential to increase the effectiveness of the inspection program and, at the same time, reduce inspection costs and personnel radiation exposure. During two site visits (March and May 1996) to the K-25 Site at Oak Ridge, TN, RSL personnel tested and characterized seven different operating systems believed to detect leakage, surface contamination, thickness and corrosion of cylinder walls, and general area contamination resulting from breached cylinders. The following techniques were used and their performances are discussed: Laser-induced fluorescent imaging; Long-range alpha detection; Neutron activation analysis; Differential gamma-ray attenuation; Compton scatterometry; Active infrared inspection; and Passive thermal infrared imaging.

  3. Capabilities of the DOE Remote Sensing Laboratory`s aerial measuring system

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    Riedhauser, S.R.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the capabilities of the Remote Sensing Laboratory`s aircraft for use in environmental radiation surveys, multispectral (visible, near infrared, and thermal infrared) surveys of vegetation and buildings, and photographic documentation of the areas covered by the two other surveys. The report discusses the technical capabilities of the various systems and presents examples of the data from a recent demonstration survey. To provide a view of the types of surveys the Remote Sensing Laboratory has conducted in the past, the appendices describe several of the previous area surveys and emergency search surveys.

  4. International Journal of Geography and Geology, 2013, 2(1):1-13 THE REMOTE SENSING IMAGERY, NEW CHALLENGES FOR GEOLOGICAL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universitť de

    International Journal of Geography and Geology, 2013, 2(1):1-13 1 THE REMOTE SENSING IMAGERY, NEW CHALLENGES FOR GEOLOGICAL AND MINING MAPPING IN THE WEST AFRICAN CRATON - THE EXAMPLE OF C‘TE D'IVOIRE Gbele of the evolution on the use of remote sensing imagery for geological and mining mapping in West Africa

  5. ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 32, JANUARY 2015, 3263 On the Radiative Properties of Ice Clouds: Light Scattering, Remote Sensing,

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    Baum, Bryan A.

    of the radiative properties of ice clouds from three perspectives: light scattering simulations, remote sensingADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 32, JANUARY 2015, 32­63 On the Radiative Properties of Ice Clouds: Light Scattering, Remote Sensing, and Radiation Parameterization Ping YANG1, Kuo-Nan LIOU2, Lei

  6. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 52, NO. 4, APRIL 2014 2149 Mitigation of Sea Ice Contamination

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    Long, David G.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 52, NO. 4, APRIL 2014 2149 Mitigation such as the Oceansat-2 scatterometer. Index Terms--QuikCSAT, remote sensing, scatterometry, sea ice, wind, wind, atmospheric heat flow, ocean currents, and possibly sea ice formation. Satellite scat- terometry enables daily

  7. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 48, NO. 5, MAY 2010 2283 Large-Scale Building Reconstruction Through

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    Paragios, Nikos

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 48, NO. 5, MAY 2010 2283 Large- troduced toward automatic 3-D building reconstruction from remote-sensing data. We consider a subset, wireless telecommunications, disaster management, noise, and heat and exhaust-spreading simulations. All

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 37, NO. 3, MAY 1999 1671 Cryosphere Applications of NSCAT Data

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    Long, David G.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 37, NO. 3, MAY 1999 1671 Cryosphere covering Greenland and Antarctica add to the polar heat sink effect by their additional influence upon. Hence, monitoring of polar ice is of particular interest to the remote sensing and climate change

  9. 42 IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 1, NO. 2, APRIL 2004 A Connectionist Approach to SODAR

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    Mitra, Sushmita

    42 IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 1, NO. 2, APRIL 2004 A Connectionist Approach of successfully identifying the different SODAR patterns. Index Terms--Acoustic remote sensing, classification of heat, energy, and momentum from the ground level to higher levels and vice-versa. It plays an active

  10. 2392 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 41, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2003 Soil Moisture Mapping Using ESTAR Under

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    2392 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 41, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2003 Soil of the entire region. Index Terms--Microwave, remote sensing, soil moisture. I. INTRODUCTION THE FUNDAMENTAL regional heat fluxes [15], and to validate distributed land surface models in order to study the scaling

  11. 500 IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 3, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2006 ELF Radar System Proposed for Localized

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    Simpson, Jamesina J.

    500 IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 3, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2006 ELF Radar System frequency (ELF), finite difference time domain (FDTD), ionospheric disturbances, radar, remote sensing. I to be of sufficiently low power to have negligible heating or any other effects upon the ionospheric anomaly.) Employing

  12. Remote sensing of soil radionuclide fluxes in a tropical ecosystem

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    Clegg, B.; Koranda, J.; Robinson, W.; Holladay, G.

    1980-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We are using a transponding geostationary satellite to collect surface environmental data to describe the fate of soil-borne radionuclides. The remote, former atomic testing grounds at the Eniwetok and Bikini Atolls present a difficult environment in which to collect continuous field data. Our land-based, solar-powered microprocessor and environmental data systems remotely acquire measurements of net and total solar radiation, rain, humidity, temperature, and soil-water potentials. For the past year, our water flux model predicts wet season plant transpiration rates nearly equal to the 6 to 7 mm/d evaporation pan rate, which decreases to 2 to 3 mm/d for the dry season. Radioisotopic analysis confirms the microclimate-estimated 1:3 to 1:20 soil to plant /sup 137/Cs dry matter concentration ratio. This ratio exacerbates the dose to man from intake of food plants. Nephelometer measurements of airborne particulates presently indicate a minimum respiratory radiological dose.

  13. Remote sensing estimates of glacier mass balances in the Himachal Pradesh (Western Himalaya, India)

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    Berthier, Etienne

    Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: Glacier mass balance; Climate change; Sea level rise; DEM; SPOT5 Chevallier e a EOS/UBC, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4 b GREAT ICE (IRD-LGGE) 54 Rue use remote sensing data to monitor glacier elevation changes and mass balances in the Spiti

  14. Analysis of the Greenland ice sheet loss from remote sensing data*

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    Analysis of the Greenland ice sheet loss from remote sensing data* Peter Limkilde Svendsen, Allan corresponding to the missing data removed. 2950 730.5 365.25 183 122 50 40 30 20 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 Greenland frequency content, amplitude spectrum Period [d] Amplitude[m] Greenland mean Greenland maximum Figure 1: EWH

  15. Remote sensing of Greenland ice sheet using multispectral near-infrared and visible radiances

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    Dozier, Jeff

    Remote sensing of Greenland ice sheet using multispectral near-infrared and visible radiances Petr microwave methods. The method should be useful for long-term monitoring of the melt area of the Greenland of MODIS retrievals of the western portion of the Greenland ice sheet over the period 2000 to 2006

  16. Satellite remote sensing of surface air quality Randall V. Martin a,b,*

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    Martin, Randall

    Review Satellite remote sensing of surface air quality Randall V. Martin a,b,* a Department University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 3J5. Tel.: √ĺ1 902 494 3915; fax: √ĺ1 902 494 5191. E-mail address: randall

  17. Monitoring Forest Carbon Sequestration with Remote Sensing and Carbon Cycle Modeling

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    Lefsky, Michael

    America, forest carbon sinks are be- lieved to offset a significant proportion of carbon emis- sionsMonitoring Forest Carbon Sequestration with Remote Sensing and Carbon Cycle Modeling DAVID P University Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5752, USA ABSTRACT / Sources and sinks of carbon associated with forests

  18. An approach to determining nearshore bathymetry using remotely sensed ocean surface dynamics

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    Kirby, James T.

    of the hydrodynamic coupling between the water depth and the wave kinematics, methods which would determine the ocean-dimensional algorithm developed to estimate water depths from remotely sensed information of the water surface, using. Wave conditions including monochromatic and irregular waves are simulated in the model. Mean flow

  19. Earth'sFuture Remote sensing of fugitive methane emissions from oil and

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    Dickerson, Russell R.

    Earth'sFuture Remote sensing of fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas production in North and tight oil reservoirs to exploit formerly inaccessible or unprofitable energy resources in rock and oil provide an opportunity to achieve energy self-sufficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  20. Remote Sensing of Mobile Source Air Pollutant Emissions: Variability and Uncertainty in On-Road Emissions

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    Frey, H. Christopher

    Remote Sensing of Mobile Source Air Pollutant Emissions: Variability and Uncertainty in On.0 INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 Mobile Source Emissions 2 1.2 Emission Regulations 2 1.3 Emissions Contributions of "Non Estimates 70 6.3 Fuel Economy Data for School Buses Observed at the Rock Quarry Road Site 75 6.4 Diesel

  1. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing V. 32, No. 4 (December, 2004 Issue)

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    Singh, Ramesh P.

    Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing V. 32, No. 4 (December, 2004 Issue) http in the Ganga basin. Aerosols are responsible for lowering of land surface temperature i.e. cooling effect which on radiative forcing that cause negative forcing (cooling) at surface and positive effect (warming) at top

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 1 EPS-SG Windscatterometer Concept Tradeoffs and

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    Haak, Hein

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 1 EPS-SG Windscatterometer Concept Tradeoffs, and Jos de Kloe Abstract--The EUMETSAT Polar System-Second Generation (EPS-SG) mission will be deployed in the 2019­2020 timeframe in order to ensure continuity of the EPS observation missions, currently realized

  3. WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING Eric. W Management of water resources relies on estimates of the hydrologic water balance within defined and/or similar land use. Components of the water balance include precipitation, actual

  4. Journal of Environmental Management 86 (2008) 1426 Combination of multispectral remote sensing, variable rate technology

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    Du, Jenny (Qian)

    Journal of Environmental Management 86 (2008) 14­26 Combination of multispectral remote sensing, variable rate technology and environmental modeling for citrus pest management Qian Dua , Ni-Bin Changb causing pollution in surface water in Texas (Texas Environmental Profiles, 2005). As the Safe Drinking

  5. Discovery of Geospatial Discriminating Patterns from Remote Sensing Datasets Tomasz Stepinski

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    Ding, Wei

    Discovery of Geospatial Discriminating Patterns from Remote Sensing Datasets Wei Ding Tomasz. Several geospatial feature vari- ables are fused together, and the vector of their values at each spatial cell is considered as a transaction to be used in association analysis. The concept of emerging

  6. A remote sensing observatory for hydrologic sciences: A genesis for scaling to continental hydrology

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    Katul, Gabriel

    A remote sensing observatory for hydrologic sciences: A genesis for scaling to continental hydrology Witold F. Krajewski,1 Martha C. Anderson,2 William E. Eichinger,1 Dara Entekhabi,3 Brian K arise primarily from an inadequate understanding of the hydrological cycle: on land, in oceans

  7. Cloud radar Doppler spectra in drizzling stratiform clouds: 1. Forward modeling and remote sensing applications

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    Cloud radar Doppler spectra in drizzling stratiform clouds: 1. Forward modeling and remote sensing broadening and drizzle growth in shallow liquid clouds remain not well understood. Detailed, cloudscale. Profiling, millimeterwavelength (cloud) radars can provide such observations. In particular, the first three

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, TO APPEAR. 1 A Hybrid Conditional Random Field for

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    Murphy, Kevin Patrick

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, TO APPEAR. 1 A Hybrid Conditional Random Field of buildings, vegetations, cars, and natural terrain features over large regions. However, in many applications generative) probabilistic model, we call it a hybrid Conditional Random Field. We show that a MAP estimate

  9. Remote sensing the wind using Lidars and Sodars Ioannis Antoniou (1)

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    of the met masts increases rapidly with height. The evolution of new multi-MW wind turbines has resulted), as met towers increase in height, increases rapidly. The second reason is the measurement of the windRemote sensing the wind using Lidars and Sodars Ioannis Antoniou (1) , Mike Courtney(1) , Hans E

  10. Fractal patterns of coral communities: evidence from remote sensing (Arabian Gulf, Dubai, U.A.E.)

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    Purkis, Sam

    Fractal patterns of coral communities: evidence from remote sensing (Arabian Gulf, Dubai, U to power-law distributions over several orders of magnitude to an extent that suggests fractal behaviour, fractal, IKONOS Introduction It has long been recognized that the processes driving coral reef dynamics

  11. On-Road Remote Sensing of Heavy-duty Diesel Truck

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Remote Sensing of Heavy-duty Diesel Truck Emissions in the Austin- San Marcos Area: August, HC, and NO to CO2 and to get percent opacity readings for heavy-duty diesel trucks with elevated. The fleet of these heavy-duty diesel trucks exhibits a distribution that is close to normal where the top 20

  12. Total electron and proton energy input during auroral substorms: Remote sensing with IMAGE-FUV

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Total electron and proton energy input during auroral substorms: Remote sensing with IMAGE-FUV B the ionospheric Pedersen conductivity and produces Joule heat- ing in the presence of an electric field. In addition, part of the energy of the auroral particles is dissipated into local heating through dissociation

  13. Satellite SAR Remote Sensing of Great Lakes Ice Cover, Part 2. Ice Classification and Mapping

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    Satellite SAR Remote Sensing of Great Lakes Ice Cover, Part 2. Ice Classification and Mapping (freshwater) ice types using the Jet Propulsion Laboratory C-band scatterometer, together with surface-based ice physical characterization measurements and environmental parameters, were acquired concurrently

  14. TERAGRID 2007 CONFERENCE, MADISON, WI 1 Cyberinfrastructure for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets

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    TERAGRID 2007 CONFERENCE, MADISON, WI 1 Cyberinfrastructure for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets Dr rise and melting ice sheets is the application domain of this project. It is an issue of global impor of computationally intensive tools and models that will help them measure and predict the response of ice sheets

  15. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 4

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    Denver, University of

    of the internal combustion engine and causes of pollutants in the exhaust see Heywood2 . Properly operating modern for water and any excess oxygen not involved in combustion. Mass emissions per mass or volume of fuel canOn-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 4 Sajal S. Pokharel, Gary

  16. 18 Use of Satellite Remote Sensing Data for Modeling Carbon Emissions from Fires: A Perspective in

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    Li, Zhanqing

    18 Use of Satellite Remote Sensing Data for Modeling Carbon Emissions from Fires: A Perspective of the accurate estimation of carbon emissions from fires. So far, the continental-scale estimates of carbon conventional and satellite data to maximize their utility for fire emission estimation. 18.2 Carbon Emission

  17. Systematic evaluation of satellite remote sensing for identifying uranium mines and mills.

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    Blair, Dianna Sue; Stork, Christopher Lyle; Smartt, Heidi Anne; Smith, Jody Lynn

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, we systematically evaluate the ability of current-generation, satellite-based spectroscopic sensors to distinguish uranium mines and mills from other mineral mining and milling operations. We perform this systematic evaluation by (1) outlining the remote, spectroscopic signal generation process, (2) documenting the capabilities of current commercial satellite systems, (3) systematically comparing the uranium mining and milling process to other mineral mining and milling operations, and (4) identifying the most promising observables associated with uranium mining and milling that can be identified using satellite remote sensing. The Ranger uranium mine and mill in Australia serves as a case study where we apply and test the techniques developed in this systematic analysis. Based on literature research of mineral mining and milling practices, we develop a decision tree which utilizes the information contained in one or more observables to determine whether uranium is possibly being mined and/or milled at a given site. Promising observables associated with uranium mining and milling at the Ranger site included in the decision tree are uranium ore, sulfur, the uranium pregnant leach liquor, ammonia, and uranyl compounds and sulfate ion disposed of in the tailings pond. Based on the size, concentration, and spectral characteristics of these promising observables, we then determine whether these observables can be identified using current commercial satellite systems, namely Hyperion, ASTER, and Quickbird. We conclude that the only promising observables at Ranger that can be uniquely identified using a current commercial satellite system (notably Hyperion) are magnesium chlorite in the open pit mine and the sulfur stockpile. Based on the identified magnesium chlorite and sulfur observables, the decision tree narrows the possible mineral candidates at Ranger to uranium, copper, zinc, manganese, vanadium, the rare earths, and phosphorus, all of which are milled using sulfuric acid leaching.

  18. AIRBORNE, OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING OF METHANE AND ETHANE FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINE LEAK DETECTION

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    Jerry Myers

    2003-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Ophir Corporation was awarded a contract by the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory under the Project Title ''Airborne, Optical Remote Sensing of Methane and Ethane for Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Detection'' on October 14, 2002. This six-month technical report summarizes the progress for each of the proposed tasks, discusses project concerns, and outlines near-term goals. Ophir has completed a data survey of two major natural gas pipeline companies on the design requirements for an airborne, optical remote sensor. The results of this survey are disclosed in this report. A substantial amount of time was spent on modeling the expected optical signal at the receiver at different absorption wavelengths, and determining the impact of noise sources such as solar background, signal shot noise, and electronic noise on methane and ethane gas detection. Based upon the signal to noise modeling and industry input, Ophir finalized the design requirements for the airborne sensor, and released the critical sensor light source design requirements to qualified vendors. Responses from the vendors indicated that the light source was not commercially available, and will require a research and development effort to produce. Three vendors have responded positively with proposed design solutions. Ophir has decided to conduct short path optical laboratory experiments to verify the existence of methane and absorption at the specified wavelength, prior to proceeding with the light source selection. Techniques to eliminate common mode noise were also evaluated during the laboratory tests. Finally, Ophir has included a summary of the potential concerns for project success and has established future goals.

  19. Category:Remote Sensing Techniques | 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 Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin: EnergyBostonFacilityCascadeJump to:Lists JumpRoadmapFlowchartsFeatures

  20. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Techniques For Locating Geothermal Resources |

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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 CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation,Ohio:GreerHiCalifornia: Energythe Second WorkshopLake Paiute

  1. CALL FOR PAPERS IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

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    Bruzzone, Lorenzo

    of topics - Multitemporal image calibration, correction and registration techniques; - Multitemporal image in time series; - Change detection methods; - Change detection accuracy assessment; - Multitemporal SAR and InSAR data analysis; - Fusion of multitemporal data; - Land-cover and land-use dynamics; - Phenology

  2. Drought Chasing from Space: Recent Innovations in Satellite-based Remote Sensing Tools

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    Wardlow, Brian

    2013-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    . Stream flow - Precipitation Anomalies Growing Season: - Crop Moisture Index - Satellite Veg. Health Index - Soil Moisture - Mesonet data In The West: - SWSI - Reservoir levels - Snowpack (SNOTEL) - SWE - Stream flow Expert Feedback from the Field Until... recently, remote sensing products have had limited application in the USDM. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data from satellite have been used for 20+ years for a wide range of large-area environmental applications including drought...

  3. Remote sensing analysis of the Gorge of the Nile, Ethiopia with emphasis on DejenGohatsion region

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    Gani, Nahid DS

    Remote sensing analysis of the Gorge of the Nile, Ethiopia with emphasis on Dejen≠Gohatsion region and geomorphological information in order to understand the geological controls on the Gorge of the Nile in Ethiopia

  4. Stability and Turbulence in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer: A Comparison of Remote Sensing and Tower Observations

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    Friedrich, K.; Lundquist, J. K.; Aitken, M.; Kalina, E. A.; Marshall, R. F.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When monitoring winds and atmospheric stability for wind energy applications, remote sensing instruments present some advantages to in-situ instrumentation such as larger vertical extent, in some cases easy installation and maintenance, measurements of vertical humidity profiles throughout the boundary layer, and no restrictions on prevailing wind directions. In this study, we compare remote sensing devices, Windcube lidar and microwave radiometer, to meteorological in-situ tower measurements to demonstrate the accuracy of these measurements and to assess the utility of the remote sensing instruments in overcoming tower limitations. We compare temperature and wind observations, as well as calculations of Brunt-Vaisala frequency and Richardson numbers for the instrument deployment period in May-June 2011 at the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. The study reveals that a lidar and radiometer measure wind and temperature with the same accuracy as tower instruments, while also providing advantages for monitoring stability and turbulence. We demonstrate that the atmospheric stability is determined more accurately when the liquid-water mixing ratio derived from the vertical humidity profile is considered under moist-adiabatic conditions.

  5. Strategic plan for the utilization of remote sensing technologies in the environmental restoration program

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    King, A.D.; Doll, W.E.; Durfee, R.C.; Luxmoore, R.J.; Conder, S.R.; Nyquist, J.E.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of the Environmental Restoration (ER) Remote Sensing and Special Surveys Program are to apply state-of-the-art remote sensing and geophysical technologies and to manage routine and remotely-sensed examinations of the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR), the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS), and their adjacent off-site areas. Repeated multispectral scanner (MSS) imagery, gamma, and photographic surveys will allow monitoring of the degradation that might occur in waste containment vessels and monitoring (at a later stage in the remediation life cycle) of improvements from restoration efforts and cleanup. These technologies, in combination with geophysical surveys, will provide an effective means for identifying unknown waste sites and contaminant transport pathways. All of the data will be maintained in a data base that will be accessible to site managers in the ER Program. The complete analysis of collected data will provide site-specific data to the ER Program for characterizing and monitoring ER Program hazardous waste sites.

  6. Satellite Remote Sensing of Mid-level Clouds

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    Jin, Hongchun 1980-

    2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    , the International Satellite Cloud Cli- matology Project (ISCCP, Rossow and Schi er 1999) and TIROS-N Observational Vertical Sounders Path-B (TOVS-B, Stubenrauch et al. 2006) are both long-term global climatologies that de ne mid-level clouds as having cloud top... devoted to establishing global cloud climatolo- gies, however, working de nitions or the classi cation of mid-level clouds vary with observational technique, region, and purpose (Poore et al. 1995; Hahn and Warren 1999; Rossow and Schi er 1999; Hahn...

  7. Remote sensing data exploiration for geologic characterization of difficult targets : Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 38703 final report.

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    Costin, Laurence S.; Walker, Charles A.; Lappin, Allen R.; Hayat, Majeed M. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Ford, Bridget K.; Paskaleva, Biliana (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Moya, Mary M.; Mercier, Jeffrey Alan (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ); Stormont, John C. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Smith, Jody Lynn

    2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Characterizing the geology, geotechnical aspects, and rock properties of deep underground facility sites can enhance targeting strategies for both nuclear and conventional weapons. This report describes the results of a study to investigate the utility of remote spectral sensing for augmenting the geological and geotechnical information provided by traditional methods. The project primarily considered novel exploitation methods for space-based sensors, which allow clandestine collection of data from denied sites. The investigation focused on developing and applying novel data analysis methods to estimate geologic and geotechnical characteristics in the vicinity of deep underground facilities. Two such methods, one for measuring thermal rock properties and one for classifying rock types, were explored in detail. Several other data exploitation techniques, developed under other projects, were also examined for their potential utility in geologic characterization.

  8. "Non-Reflective" Boundary Design via Remote Sensing and PID Control Valve

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    Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL] [ORNL; Karney, Professor Byran W. [University of Toronto, Canada] [University of Toronto, Canada; Pejovic, Dr. Stanislav [University of Toronto, Canada] [University of Toronto, Canada

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper develops the concept of a nonreflective (or semireflective) boundary condition using the combination of a remote sensor and a control system to modulate a relief valve. The essential idea is to sense the pressure change at a remote location and then to use the measured data to adjust the opening of an active control valve at the end of the line to eliminate or attenuate the wave reflections at the valve, thus controlling system transient pressures. This novel idea is shown here through numerical simulation to have considerable potential for transient protection. Using this model, wave reflections and resonance can be effectively eliminated for frictionless pipelines or initial no-flow conditions and can be better controlled in more realistic pipelines for a range of transient disturbances. In addition, the features of even-order harmonics and nonreflective boundary conditions during steady oscillation, obtained through time domain transient analysis, are verified by hydraulic impedance analysis in the frequency domain.

  9. Image use in the characterization of field parameters: incorporation of remote sensing with hydrologic simulation modeling

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    Fox, Garey Alton

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    ). . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . Figurc 2. 5 ? Correcting equations I'or correction of Image 2 to Image I for (a) R band and (b) IR band for I'ield IW7 (1997-growing season) . 17 Figure 2. 6 ? Correcting equations for correction of Image 3 to Image 1 for (a) R band and (b) IR band... runoff (mm) for soil fdes with (RS) and without (NRS) remote sensing for (a) 1997-growmg season and (b) 1998-growmg season of Field IW7. . . . . . . . 73 Table 5. 2 ? Paired t-test on predicted yield (tons/ha) for soil hles with (RS) and without (NRS...

  10. Inclusion of In-Situ Velocity Measurements into†the†UCSD Time-Dependent Tomography to†Constrain and Better-Forecast Remote-Sensing Observations

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    Jackson, B. V.; Hick, P. P.; Bisi, M. M.; Clover, J. M.; Buffington, A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Constrain and Better-Forecast Remote-Sensing Observationsa decade to reconstruct and forecast coronal mass ejectionset al. , 2009b). In this forecast, IPS results are compared

  11. Remote sensing for detection of cotton aphid- (Homoptera : Aphididae) and spider mite- (Acari : Tetranychidae) infested cotton in the San Joaquin Valley

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    Reisig, D; Godfrey, L

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    detection of spider mites in cotton using multispectralremote sensing. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf. 2: 1022-1024.spider mite damage in cotton using multispectral remote

  12. Co-design of software and hardware to implement remote sensing algorithms

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    Theiler, J. P. (James P.); Frigo, J. (Janette); Gokhale, M. (Maya); Szymanski, J. J. (John J.)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Both for offline searches through large data archives and for onboard computation at the sensor head, there is a growing need for ever-more rapid processing of remote sensing data. For many algorithms of use in remote sensing, the bulk of the processing takes place in an 'inner loop' with a large number of simple operations. For these algorithms, dramatic speedups can often be obtained with specialized hardware. The difficulty and expense of digital design continues to limit applicability of this approach, but the development of new design tools is making this approach more feasible, and some notable successes have been reported. On the other hand, it is often the case that processing can also be accelerated by adopting a more sophisticated algorithm design. Unfortunately, a more sophisticated algorithm is much harder to implement in hardware, so these approaches are often at odds with each other. With careful planning, however, it is sometimes possible to combine software and hardware design in such a way that each complements the other, and the final implementation achieves speedup that would not have been possible with a hardware-only or a software-only solution. We will in particular discuss the co-design of software and hardware to achieve substantial speedup of algorithms for multispectral image segmentation and for endmember identification.

  13. AIRBORNE, OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING OF METHANE AND ETHANE FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINE LEAK DETECTION

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    Jerry Myers

    2003-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Ophir Corporation was awarded a contract by the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory under the Project Title ''Airborne, Optical Remote Sensing of Methane and Ethane for Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Detection'' on October 14, 2002. This second six-month technical report summarizes the progress made towards defining, designing, and developing the hardware and software segments of the airborne, optical remote methane and ethane sensor. The most challenging task to date has been to identify a vendor capable of designing and developing a light source with the appropriate output wavelength and power. This report will document the work that has been done to identify design requirements, and potential vendors for the light source. Significant progress has also been made in characterizing the amount of light return available from a remote target at various distances from the light source. A great deal of time has been spent conducting laboratory and long-optical path target reflectance measurements. This is important since it helps to establish the overall optical output requirements for the sensor. It also reduces the relative uncertainty and risk associated with developing a custom light source. The data gathered from the optical path testing has been translated to the airborne transceiver design in such areas as: fiber coupling, optical detector selection, gas filters, and software analysis. Ophir will next, summarize the design progress of the transceiver hardware and software development. Finally, Ophir will discuss remaining project issues that may impact the success of the project.

  14. Remote Sensing for Hazard Mitigation and Resource Protection in Pacific Latin America Gregg Bluth (PI); John Gierke, Bill Rose, Essa Gross (Co-PI's)

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    , monitoring, and exploring large regions in a cost-effective manner, it has not met with much acceptance in furthering remote sensing capabilities for natural hazard mitigation and resource development (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Ecuador), focusing on the collaborative development of remote sensing

  15. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 5, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2012 3 Foreword to the Special Issue on Optical Multiangular

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    Du, Jenny (Qian)

    IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 5, NO. 1 that reflect solar radiation depend on the relative direction of incoming and outgoing photons (which is often, the observational space of a remote sensing system should include three major dimensions: spectral, spatial

  16. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 37, NO. 3, MAY 1999 1597 First Results of the POLDER "Earth Radiation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 37, NO. 3, MAY 1999 1597 First Results-- The POLDER instrument is devoted to global observations of the solar radiation reflected by the earth Terms--Clouds, polarization, remote sensing. I. INTRODUCTION HUMAN activities are increasing

  17. SEPTEMBER 2011 VOLUME 4 NUMBER 3 IJSTHZ (ISSN 1939-1404) SPECIAL ISSUE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN EARTH OBSERVATION AND REMOTE SENSING

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    Plaza, Antonio J.

    1939-1404) SPECIAL ISSUE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN EARTH OBSERVATION AND REMOTE SENSING Foreword to the Special Issue on High Performance Computing in Earth Observation and Remote Sensing .................................... ................................................................ C. A. Lee, S. D. Gasster, A. Plaza, C.-I Chang, and B. Huang 508 High Performance Computing

  18. Presented as SPIE Optics+Photonics 2007 Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing Conf. paper 6680-33 Aug. 27, San Diego, CA 1 Submerged turbulence detection with optical satellites

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    Wang, Deli

    Presented as SPIE Optics+Photonics 2007 Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing Conf. paper 6680-33 Aug. 27. These were part of the RASP Remote Anthropogenic Sensing Program. Ikonos and Quickbird optical satellite) turbulence in outfall fossil turbulence patches that transmit heat, mass, chemical species, momentum

  19. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 3, NO. 1, MARCH 2010 91 GPS Multipath and Its Relation to Near-Surface

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    Small, Eric

    IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 3, NO. 1 than 0.1 cm3 cm3. Index Terms--Global positioning system, remote sensing, soil measurements. I and latent heat flux from the land surface to the atmosphere. At large scales, these fluxes affect weather

  20. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Sea Ice Remote Sensing Using AMSR-E 89 GHz Channels

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    Bremen, Universität

    JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Sea Ice Remote Sensing Using AMSR progress in sea ice concentration remote sensing by satellite microwave radiometers has been stimulated models, e.g. the heat flux between ocean and atmosphere, especially near coast- lines and in polynyas. (2

  1. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 52, NO. 7, JULY 2014 4281 A Decade of QuikSCAT Scatterometer

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    Long, David G.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 52, NO. 7, JULY 2014 4281 A Decade of Quik remote sensing, sea ice, SeaWinds. I. INTRODUCTION WIND scatterometers are satellite-borne radars of sea ice impedes heat transfer between the relatively warm ocean and cool at- mosphere. In addition

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 41, NO. 8, AUGUST 2003 1821 Large-Scale Inverse Ku-Band Backscatter

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    Long, David G.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 41, NO. 8, AUGUST 2003 1821 Large influences heat exchange, fresh water exchange, and the absorption of solar radiation and is be- lieved to be a sensitive indicator of long-term climate trends [1], [2]. Consequently, the remote sensing community has

  3. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 38, NO. 4, JULY 2000 1843 An Iterative Approach to Multisensor Sea Ice

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    Long, David G.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 38, NO. 4, JULY 2000 1843 An Iterative play a critical role in the global climate, the remote sensing community has had a keen interest in the variability of polar sea ice characteris- tics. Sea ice influences heat transfer between the warmer ocean

  4. 3708 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 47, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2009 Retrieval of Atmospheric Water Vapor Density With

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    Reising, Steven C.

    3708 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 47, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2009 Retrieval, remote sensing, water vapor. Manuscript received November 1, 2008; revised May 2, 2009 and August 8, 2009 the latent heat of vaporization is a principal mechanism for the transport of energy from the equatorial

  5. UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING FOR DRYLAND VEGETATION MONITORING

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    Nancy F. Glenn; Jessica J. Mitchell; Matthew O. Anderson; Ryan C. Hruska

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UAV-based hyperspectral remote sensing capabilities developed by the Idaho National Lab and Idaho State University, Boise Center Aerospace Lab, were recently tested via demonstration flights that explored the influence of altitude on geometric error, image mosaicking, and dryland vegetation classification. The test flights successfully acquired usable flightline data capable of supporting classifiable composite images. Unsupervised classification results support vegetation management objectives that rely on mapping shrub cover and distribution patterns. Overall, supervised classifications performed poorly despite spectral separability in the image-derived endmember pixels. Future mapping efforts that leverage ground reference data, ultra-high spatial resolution photos and time series analysis should be able to effectively distinguish native grasses such as Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda), from invasives such as burr buttercup (Ranunculus testiculatus) and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum).

  6. Investigating impacts of natural and human-induced environmental changes on hydrological processes and flood hazards using a GIS-based hydrological/hydraulic model and remote sensing data

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    Wang, Lei

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    a GISbased hydrological and hydraulic modeling system, which incorporates state-of-the-art remote sensing data to simulate flood under various scenarios. The conceptual framework and technical issues of incorporating multi-scale remote sensing data...

  7. VEGETATION COVER ANALYSIS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES IN UTAH AND ARIZONA USING HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING

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    Serrato, M.; Jungho, I.; Jensen, J.; Jensen, R.; Gladden, J.; Waugh, J.

    2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Remote sensing technology can provide a cost-effective tool for monitoring hazardous waste sites. This study investigated the usability of HyMap airborne hyperspectral remote sensing data (126 bands at 2.3 x 2.3 m spatial resolution) to characterize the vegetation at U.S. Department of Energy uranium processing sites near Monticello, Utah and Monument Valley, Arizona. Grass and shrub species were mixed on an engineered disposal cell cover at the Monticello site while shrub species were dominant in the phytoremediation plantings at the Monument Valley site. The specific objectives of this study were to: (1) estimate leaf-area-index (LAI) of the vegetation using three different methods (i.e., vegetation indices, red-edge positioning (REP), and machine learning regression trees), and (2) map the vegetation cover using machine learning decision trees based on either the scaled reflectance data or mixture tuned matched filtering (MTMF)-derived metrics and vegetation indices. Regression trees resulted in the best calibration performance of LAI estimation (R{sup 2} > 0.80). The use of REPs failed to accurately predict LAI (R{sup 2} < 0.2). The use of the MTMF-derived metrics (matched filter scores and infeasibility) and a range of vegetation indices in decision trees improved the vegetation mapping when compared to the decision tree classification using just the scaled reflectance. Results suggest that hyperspectral imagery are useful for characterizing biophysical characteristics (LAI) and vegetation cover on capped hazardous waste sites. However, it is believed that the vegetation mapping would benefit from the use of 1 higher spatial resolution hyperspectral data due to the small size of many of the vegetation patches (< 1m) found on the sites.

  8. Remote sensing data of biomass and fire history were used to characterise woodland degradation across the landscape (fig. 2). Fires

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    Remote sensing data of biomass and fire history were used to characterise woodland degradation. Results MODEL OUTPUT There is potential for considerable biomass variation as a result of fire (fig. 3 biomass woodlands are particularly vulnerable to degradation, though were also found to be capable

  9. An evaporation test based on Thermal Infra Red Remote-Sensing to select appropriate soil hydraulic properties

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universitť de

    An evaporation test based on Thermal Infra Red Remote- Sensing to select appropriate soil hydraulic to estimate common soil hydraulic properties at regional scale. Since they rely on an empirical link between at large scales. Here we propose a method for selecting appropriate soil hydraulic properties based

  10. INT. J. REMOTE SENSING, 2003, VOL. 24, NO. 5, 11271133 Wind driven upwelling in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica

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    INT. J. REMOTE SENSING, 2003, VOL. 24, NO. 5, 1127­1133 Wind driven upwelling in the Gulf of Nicoya within a day (Barton et al. 1993, Trasvin~a et al. 1995). During November­March, small cooling events Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data several cool- ing events were identified in the GN during the first three

  11. Satellite remote sensing characterization of fish spawning aggregation sites in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Satellite remote sensing characterization of fish spawning aggregation sites in Puerto Rico investigates the seasonality of the satellite-derived chlorophyll signal (Chl-a) at eight (8) established fish influence this signal. These fish spawning aggregation sites are recurrent, meaning that fish (i.e., red

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 36, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 1998 1609 Automatic Contrail Detection and Segmentation

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    Christopher, Sundar A.

    in Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery with a high degree of confidence. Once contrails Radiometer (AVHRR), jet contrails, remote sensing. I. INTRODUCTION THE RADIATIVE energy budget of the earth is impractical and highly subject to human error. It is far better to have a system in place

  13. IMPROVED MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING OF HURRICANE WIND SPEED AND RAIN RATES USING THE HURRICANE IMAGING RADIOMETER (HIRAD)

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    Ruf, Christopher

    IMPROVED MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING OF HURRICANE WIND SPEED AND RAIN RATES USING THE HURRICANE) that measures wind speed and rain rate along the ground track directly beneath the aircraft. This paper presents are presented, which illustrate wind speed and rain rate measurement spatial resolutions and swath coverage. 1

  14. Use of remote sensing data to enhance the performance of a hydrodynamic simulation of a partially frozen power plant

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    Salvaggio, Carl

    on the overall efficiency of a power plant. The ability to monitor a cooling pond using thermal remote sensing of a power plant cooling pond in the presence of ice and snow. Keywords: thermal infrared, hydrodynamic with the objective of improving our ability to understand and simulate the thermodynamics and dynamics of power plant

  15. 3D modelling of forest canopy structure for remote sensing simulations in the optical and microwave domains

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    Jones, Peter JS

    3D modelling of forest canopy structure for remote sensing simulations in the optical and microwave July 2005; received in revised form 4 October 2005; accepted 8 October 2005 Abstract A detailed 3D using detailed 3D models of tree structure including the location and orientation of individual needles

  16. Using remotely sensed solar radiation data for reference1 evapotranspiration estimation at a daily time step2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Using remotely sensed solar radiation data for reference1 evapotranspiration estimation: +33 5 57 35 07 59. Email: k-van-leeuwen@enitab.fr13 14 15 Abstract16 Solar radiation is an important database, which displays spatialized19 solar radiation data at a daily time step for Europe and Africa

  17. Impacts of Mobile Radar and Telecommunications Sys-tems on Earth Remote Sensing in the 22-27 GHz Range

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    Ruf, Christopher

    ) vehicular radar systems operating in the 22-27 GHz fre- quency range a technical assessment on the potential (GRSS) Technical Committee on Frequency Alloca- tion in Remote Sensing (FARS) is charged with providing suggests that inter- ference to the passive services at power levels several or- ders of magnitude above

  18. QUANTITATIVE REMOTE SENSING: HORNS REV WIND FARM CASE STUDY C. B. Hasager, M. Nielsen, M. B. Christiansen

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    , Denmark. At this site a large offshore wind farm (80 2MW-turbines) is in operation. The study includes statistics based on offshore meteorological observations collected near the wind farm. Focus of the caseQUANTITATIVE REMOTE SENSING: HORNS REV WIND FARM CASE STUDY C. B. Hasager, M. Nielsen, M. B

  19. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 38, NO. 1, JANUARY 2000 339 Electromagnetic Scattering from Grassland--

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    Sarabandi, Kamal

    portion of the element can be illuminated with far greater energy than the bottom. By modeling the long, and leaf area. Additionally, a significant amount of the cultivated land on the Earth's surface is occupied, or the prediction of crop yields to estimate famine potential. Radar remote sensing can potentially be used

  20. AIRBORNE, OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING OF METHANE AND ETHANE FOR NATURAL GAS PIPLINE LEAK DETECTION

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    Jerry Myers

    2004-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Ophir Corporation was awarded a contract by the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory under the Project Title ''Airborne, Optical Remote Sensing of Methane and Ethane for Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Detection'' on October 14, 2002. The third six-month technical report contains a summary of the progress made towards finalizing the design and assembling the airborne, remote methane and ethane sensor. The vendor has been chosen and is on contract to develop the light source with the appropriate linewidth and spectral shape to best utilize the Ophir gas correlation software. Ophir has expanded upon the target reflectance testing begun in the previous performance period by replacing the experimental receiving optics with the proposed airborne large aperture telescope, which is theoretically capable of capturing many times more signal return. The data gathered from these tests has shown the importance of optimizing the fiber optic receiving fiber to the receiving optic and has helped Ophir to optimize the design of the gas cells and narrowband optical filters. Finally, Ophir will discuss remaining project issues that may impact the success of the project.

  1. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 2012, 49, No. 3, p. 317345. http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/1548-1603.49.3.317 Copyright 2012 by Bellwether Publishing, Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    and can be remotely sensed from satellites (Savage et al., 2010). GHF rep- resents only heat coming from317 GIScience & Remote Sensing, 2012, 49, No. 3, p. 317­345. http://dx.doi.org/10. Remote sensing is a component of the current geothermal monitoring plan. Landsat satellite data have

  2. Mosquito larval habitat mapping using remote sensing and GIS: Implications of coalbed methane development and West Nile virus

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    Zou, L.; Miller, S.N.; Schmidtmann, E.T. [University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States). Dept. of Renewable Resources

    2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Potential larval habitats of the mosquito Culex tarsalis (Coquillett), implicated as a primary vector of West Nile virus in Wyoming, were identified using integrated remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) analyses. The study area is in the Powder River Basin of north central Wyoming, an area that has been undergoing a significant increase in coalbed methane gas extractions since the late 1990s. Large volumes of water are discharged, impounded, and released during the extraction of methane gas, creating aquatic habitats that have the potential to support immature mosquito development. Landsat TM and ETM + data were initially classified into spectrally distinct water and vegetation classes, which were in turn used to identify suitable larval habitat sites. This initial habitat classification was refined using knowledge-based GIS techniques requiring spatial data layers for topography, streams, and soils to reduce the potential for overestimation of habitat. Accuracy assessment was carried out using field data and high-resolution aerial photography commensurate with one of the Landsat images. The classifier can identify likely habitat for ponds larger than 0.8 ha (2 acres) with generally satisfactory results (72.1%) with a lower detection limit of approximate to 0.4 ha (1 acre). Results show a 75% increase in potential larval habitats from 1999 to 2004 in the study area, primarily because of the large increase in small coalbed methane water discharge ponds. These results may facilitate mosquito abatement programs in the Powder River Basin with the potential for application throughout the state and region.

  3. Improving Rangeland Monitoring and Assessment: Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

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    Robert Paul Breckenridge

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Creeping environmental changes are impacting some of the largest remaining intact parcels of sagebrush steppe ecosystems in the western United States, creating major problems for land managers. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), located in southeastern Idaho, is part of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem, one of the largest ecosystems on the continent. Scientists at the INL and the University of Idaho have integrated existing field and remotely sensed data with geographic information systems technology to analyze how recent fires on the INL have influenced the current distribution of terrestrial vegetation. Three vegetation mapping and classification systems were used to evaluate the changes in vegetation caused by fires between 1994 and 2003. Approximately 24% of the sagebrush steppe community on the INL was altered by fire, mostly over a 5-year period. There were notable differences between methods, especially for juniper woodland and grasslands. The Anderson system (Anderson et al. 1996) was superior for representing the landscape because it includes playa/bare ground/disturbed area and sagebrush steppe on lava as vegetation categories. This study found that assessing existing data sets is useful for quantifying fire impacts and should be helpful in future fire and land use planning. The evaluation identified that data from remote sensing technologies is not currently of sufficient quality to assess the percentage of cover. To fill this need, an approach was designed using both helicopter and fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and image processing software to evaluate six cover types on field plots located on the INL. The helicopter UAV provided the best system compared against field sampling, but is more dangerous and has spatial coverage limitations. It was reasonably accurate for dead shrubs and was very good in assessing percentage of bare ground, litter and grasses; accuracy for litter and shrubs is questionable. The fixed wing system proved to be feasible and can collect imagery for very large areas in a short period of time. It was accurate for bare ground and grasses. Both UAV systems have limitations, but these will be reduced as the technology advances. In both cases, the UAV systems collected data at a much faster rate than possible on the ground. The study concluded that improvements in automating the image processing efforts would greatly improve use of the technology. In the near future, UAV technology may revolutionize rangeland monitoring in the same way Global Positioning Systems have affected navigation while conducting field activities.

  4. Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega CitiesSatellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega Cities Sundar A. Christopher 1; J.Wang1; P. Gupta 1; M.A. Box2; and G.P. Box2

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    Wang, Jun

    Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega CitiesSatellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution, consistent, and cost-effective way for monitoring air pollution. Using Terra/Aqua data, we demonstrate matter, or aerosols, reduce visibility, affect human health, and also cause several ecological effects

  5. Remote optical sensing on the nanometer scale with a bowtie aperture nano-antenna on a SNOM fiber tip

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    Atie, Elie M; Eter, Ali El; Salut, Roland; Nedeljkovic, Dusan; Tannous, Tony; Baida, Fadi I; Grosjean, Thierry

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasmonic nano-antennas have proven the outstanding ability of sensing chemical and physical processes down to the nano-meter scale. Sensing is usually achieved within the highly confined optical fields generated resonantly by the nano-antennas, i.e. in contact to the nano-structures. In these paper, We demonstrate the sensing capability of nano-antennas to their larger scale environment, well beyond their plasmonic confinement volume, leading to the concept of 'remote' (non contact) sensing on the nano-meter scale. On the basis of a bowtie-aperture nano-antenna (BNA) integrated at the apex of a SNOM fiber tip, we introduce an ultra-compact, move-able and background-free optical nano-sensor for the remote sensing of a silicon surface (up to distance of 300 nm). Sensitivity of the BNA to its large scale environment is high enough to expect the monitoring and control of the spacing between the nano-antenna and a silicon surface with sub-nano-meter accuracy. This work paves the way towards a new class of nano-po...

  6. Remote sensing-based characterization of plant functional type distributions at the Barrow Environmental Observatory

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    Kumar, Jitendra; Hoffman, Forrest M.

    Arctic ecosystems have been observed to be warming faster than the global average and are predicted to experience accelerated changes in climate due to global warming. Arctic vegetation is particularly sensitive to warming conditions and likely to exhibit shifts in species composition, phenology and productivity under changing climate. Mapping and monitoring of changes in vegetation is essential to understand the effect of climate change on the ecosystem functions. Vegetation exhibits unique spectral characteristics which can be harnessed to discriminate plant types and develop quantitative vegetation indices. We have combined high resolution multi-spectral remote sensing from the WorldView 2 satellite with LIDAR-derived digital elevation models to characterize the tundra landscape on the North Slope of Alaska. Classification of landscape using spectral and topographic characteristics yields spatial regions with expectedly similar vegetation characteristics. A field campaign was conducted during peak growing season to collect vegetation harvests from a number of 1m x 1m plots in the study region, which were then analyzed for distribution of vegetation types in the plots. Statistical relationships were developed between spectral and topographic characteristics and vegetation type distributions at the vegetation plots. These derived relationships were employed to statistically upscale the vegetation distributions for the landscape based on spectral characteristics. Vegetation distributions developed are being used to provide Plant Functional Type (PFT) maps for use in the Community Land Model (CLM).

  7. Remote sensing-based characterization, 2-m, Plant Functional Type Distributions, Barrow Environmental Observatory, 2010

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    Zachary Langford; Forrest Hoffman; Jitendra Kumar

    Arctic ecosystems have been observed to be warming faster than the global average and are predicted to experience accelerated changes in climate due to global warming. Arctic vegetation is particularly sensitive to warming conditions and likely to exhibit shifts in species composition, phenology and productivity under changing climate. Mapping and monitoring of changes in vegetation is essential to understand the effect of climate change on the ecosystem functions. Vegetation exhibits unique spectral characteristics which can be harnessed to discriminate plant types and develop quantitative vegetation indices. We have combined high resolution multi-spectral remote sensing from the WorldView 2 satellite with LIDAR-derived digital elevation models to characterize the tundra landscape on the North Slope of Alaska. Classification of landscape using spectral and topographic characteristics yields spatial regions with expectedly similar vegetation characteristics. A field campaign was conducted during peak growing season to collect vegetation harvests from a number of 1m x 1m plots in the study region, which were then analyzed for distribution of vegetation types in the plots. Statistical relationships were developed between spectral and topographic characteristics and vegetation type distributions at the vegetation plots. These derived relationships were employed to statistically upscale the vegetation distributions for the landscape based on spectral characteristics. Vegetation distributions developed are being used to provide Plant Functional Type (PFT) maps for use in the Community Land Model (CLM).

  8. Remote sensing-based characterization, 2-m, Plant Functional Type Distributions, Barrow Environmental Observatory, 2010

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    Zachary Langford; Forrest Hoffman; Jitendra Kumar

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Arctic ecosystems have been observed to be warming faster than the global average and are predicted to experience accelerated changes in climate due to global warming. Arctic vegetation is particularly sensitive to warming conditions and likely to exhibit shifts in species composition, phenology and productivity under changing climate. Mapping and monitoring of changes in vegetation is essential to understand the effect of climate change on the ecosystem functions. Vegetation exhibits unique spectral characteristics which can be harnessed to discriminate plant types and develop quantitative vegetation indices. We have combined high resolution multi-spectral remote sensing from the WorldView 2 satellite with LIDAR-derived digital elevation models to characterize the tundra landscape on the North Slope of Alaska. Classification of landscape using spectral and topographic characteristics yields spatial regions with expectedly similar vegetation characteristics. A field campaign was conducted during peak growing season to collect vegetation harvests from a number of 1m x 1m plots in the study region, which were then analyzed for distribution of vegetation types in the plots. Statistical relationships were developed between spectral and topographic characteristics and vegetation type distributions at the vegetation plots. These derived relationships were employed to statistically upscale the vegetation distributions for the landscape based on spectral characteristics. Vegetation distributions developed are being used to provide Plant Functional Type (PFT) maps for use in the Community Land Model (CLM).

  9. Remote sensing-based characterization of plant functional type distributions at the Barrow Environmental Observatory

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    Kumar, Jitendra; Hoffman, Forrest M.

    2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Arctic ecosystems have been observed to be warming faster than the global average and are predicted to experience accelerated changes in climate due to global warming. Arctic vegetation is particularly sensitive to warming conditions and likely to exhibit shifts in species composition, phenology and productivity under changing climate. Mapping and monitoring of changes in vegetation is essential to understand the effect of climate change on the ecosystem functions. Vegetation exhibits unique spectral characteristics which can be harnessed to discriminate plant types and develop quantitative vegetation indices. We have combined high resolution multi-spectral remote sensing from the WorldView 2 satellite with LIDAR-derived digital elevation models to characterize the tundra landscape on the North Slope of Alaska. Classification of landscape using spectral and topographic characteristics yields spatial regions with expectedly similar vegetation characteristics. A field campaign was conducted during peak growing season to collect vegetation harvests from a number of 1m x 1m plots in the study region, which were then analyzed for distribution of vegetation types in the plots. Statistical relationships were developed between spectral and topographic characteristics and vegetation type distributions at the vegetation plots. These derived relationships were employed to statistically upscale the vegetation distributions for the landscape based on spectral characteristics. Vegetation distributions developed are being used to provide Plant Functional Type (PFT) maps for use in the Community Land Model (CLM).

  10. Large-scale functional models of visual cortex for remote sensing

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    Brumby, Steven P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kenyon, Garrett [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rasmussen, Craig E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swaminarayan, Sriram [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bettencourt, Luis [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Landecker, Will [PORTLAND STATE UNIV.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neuroscience has revealed many properties of neurons and of the functional organization of visual cortex that are believed to be essential to human vision, but are missing in standard artificial neural networks. Equally important may be the sheer scale of visual cortex requiring {approx}1 petaflop of computation. In a year, the retina delivers {approx}1 petapixel to the brain, leading to massively large opportunities for learning at many levels of the cortical system. We describe work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to develop large-scale functional models of visual cortex on LANL's Roadrunner petaflop supercomputer. An initial run of a simple region VI code achieved 1.144 petaflops during trials at the IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, NY (June 2008). Here, we present criteria for assessing when a set of learned local representations is 'complete' along with general criteria for assessing computer vision models based on their projected scaling behavior. Finally, we extend one class of biologically-inspired learning models to problems of remote sensing imagery.

  11. Remote Sensing Analysis of the Sierra Blanca (Faskin Ranch) Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site, Hudspeth County, Texas

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    LeMone, D. V.; Dodge, R.; Xie, H.; Langford, R. P.; Keller, G. R.

    2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Remote sensing images provide useful physical information, revealing such features as geological structure, vegetation, drainage patterns, and variations in consolidated and unconsolidated lithologies. That technology has been applied to the failed Sierra Blanca (Faskin Ranch) shallow burial low-level radioactive waste disposal site selected by the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority. It has been re-examined using data from LANDSAT satellite series. The comparison of the earlier LANDSAT V (5/20/86) (30-m resolution) with the later new, higher resolution ETM imagery (10/23/99) LANDSAT VII data (15-m resolution) clearly shows the superiority of the LANDSAT VII data. The search for surficial indications of evidence of fatal flaws at the Sierra Blanca site utilizing was not successful, as it had been in the case of the earlier remote sensing analysis of the failed Fort Hancock site utilizing LANDSAT V data. The authors conclude that the tectonic activity at the Sierra Blanca site is much less recent and active than in the previously studied Fort Hancock site. The Sierra Blanca site failed primarily on the further needed documentation concerning a subsurface fault underneath the site and environmental justice issues. The presence of this fault was not revealed using the newer LANDSAT VII data. Despite this fact, it must be remembered that remote sensing provides baseline documentation for determining future physical and financial remediation responsibilities. On the basis of the two sites examined by LANDSAT remote sensing imaging, it is concluded that it is an essential, cost-effective tool that should be utilized not only in site examination but also in all nuclear-related facilities.

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 43, NO. 8, AUGUST 2005 1763 Effects of AirSea Interaction Parameters on Ocean

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    Reising, Steven C.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 43, NO. 8, AUGUST 2005 1763 Effects of Air retrievals.Such coordinated observations were performed during the Fluxes, Air­Sea Inter- action, and Remote velocity, heat fluxes, and significant wave height. The measured dependence of ocean surface emissivity

  13. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 2010, 47, No. 4, p. 460479. DOI: 10.2747/1548-1603.47.4.460 Copyright 2010 by Bellwether Publishing, Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    460 GIScience & Remote Sensing, 2010, 47, No. 4, p. 460­479. DOI: 10 for Estimating Terrestrial Emittance and Geothermal Heat Flux for Yellowstone National Park Using Landsat Imagery (YNP) is legally mandated to monitor geo- thermal features for their future preservation, and remote

  14. A Combined Spectrum Sensing and Terminals Localization Technique for Cognitive Radio

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    Gesbert, David

    A Combined Spectrum Sensing and Terminals Localization Technique for Cognitive Radio Networks Wael. This constant track of the environment change is called the "spectrum sensing" function of a cognitive radio, 06904, Sophia Antipolis, France Corresponding author: Wael.Guibene@eurecom.fr Abstract--Cognitive radio

  15. On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing. Donald H. Stedman and Gary A. Bishop,University of Denver, Department of Chemistry and

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing. Donald H. Stedman and Gary A. Bishop Analysis, Tiburon, California 94920 ABSTRACT On-road emissions are precisely the emissions which sensing measures mass emissions of CO, HC, NO and smoke per kg (or per L) of fuel burned. On

  16. Development of a bio-sensing technique for the detection of prions in foods

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    Anand, Ashish

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    An affinity based bio-sensing technique was developed using an anti-transmissible spongiform encephalopathy monoclonal antibody as a bio-recognition molecule. Fluorescein iso-thio-cynate (FITC), labeled with a prion epitope (QYQRES), was used as a...

  17. Geologic remote sensing of the Moorman Syncline, Kentucky, region. Final report, August 1, 1979-November 30, 1980

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    Jackson, P.L.

    1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Remote sensing imagery of a region in western Kentucky extending into Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee was geologically interpreted for eastern shale gas exploration. The region is one Landsat frame enclosing the Moorman syncline, including the Wabash, Rough Creek and Pennyrile fault systems, and many oil and gas fields. Geologists with regional experience found unmapped lineaments in the imagery which were similar to those corresponding to the mapped faults. On the basis of some of these lineaments and other favorable geology, two sites for further exploration were selected. The interpreters concluded that the imagery, partiularly the Landsat MSS, showed potential for use in shale gas exploration.

  18. GREEN FUNCTIONS FOR MULTIPLE SCATTERING AS MATHEMATICAL TOOLS FOR DENSE CLOUD REMOTE SENSING: THEORY, WITH PASSIVE AND ACTIVE APPLICATIONS.

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    Davis, A. B. (Anthony B.); Marshak, A. (Alexander); Cahalan, R. F. (Robert F.)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We survey radiative Green function theory (1) in linear transport theory where numerical procedures are required to obtain specific results and (2) in the photon diffusion limit (large optical depths) where it is analytically tractable, at least for homogeneous plane-parallel media. We then describe two recent applications of Green function theory to passive cloud remote sensing in the presence of strong three-dimensional transport effects. Finally, we describe recent instrumental breakthroughs in 'off-beam' cloud lidar which is based on direct measurements of radiative Green functions with special attention to the data collected during the Shuttle-based Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) mission.

  19. The use of GIS remotely sensed data in predicting the occurrence of two endangered avian species in central Texas

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    Cummins, Tiffany

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    (National Cartography and Geospatial Center 2002). The most intensive field work for this project occurred in the Coryell Creek sub-watershed which encompasses 22,027 ha of Coryell County and ranges from 183 to 455m in elevation (Coryell County Profile... program used to analyze remotely sensed data. It was developed by Leica Geosystems specifically to analyze imagery. ERDAS Imagine software was used to perform a sub-pixel analysis of the Landsat TM imagery used in the development of the predictive...

  20. Multi-spectral glucose sensing using a polarimetric differencing technique

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    Michael, Mathew

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    rotation of the molecule are known, the concentration of the molecule in solution can be calculated. More on the theory of this technique will be discussed in chapter III. 13 Gillham was the first to develop a polarimetry technique using a Faraday..., 42]. March developed a two Faraday rotator system in which one was used for modulation and the second for feedback control. They were able to show system linearity for both hypo- and hyperglycemic ranges but were only able to obtain 53. 3 mg...

  1. Remote Sensing and Sea-Truth Measurements of Methane Flux to the Atmosphere (HYFLUX project)

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    Ian MacDonald

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A multi-disciplinary investigation of distribution and magnitude of methane fluxes from seafloor gas hydrate deposits in the Gulf of Mexico was conducted based on results obtained from satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing and from sampling conducted during a research expedition to three sites where gas hydrate occurs (MC118, GC600, and GC185). Samples of sediments, water, and air were collected from the ship and from an ROV submersible using sediments cores, niskin bottles attached to the ROV and to a rosette, and an automated sea-air interface collector. The SAR images were used to quantify the magnitude and distribution of natural oil and gas seeps that produced perennial oil slicks on the ocean surface. A total of 176 SAR images were processed using a texture classifying neural network algorithm, which segmented the ocean surface into oil-free and oil-covered water. Geostatistical analysis indicates that there are a total of 1081 seep formations distributed over the entire Gulf of Mexico basin. Oil-covered water comprised an average of 780.0 sq. km (sd 86.03) distributed with an area of 147,370 sq. km. Persistent oil and gas seeps were also detected with SAR sampling on other ocean margins located in the Black Sea, western coast of Africa, and offshore Pakistan. Analysis of sediment cores from all three sites show profiles of sulfate, sulfide, calcium and alkalinity that indicated anaerobic oxidation of methane with precipitation of authigenic carbonates. Difference among the three sampling sites may reflect the relative magnitude of methane flux. Methane concentrations in water column samples collected by ROV and rosette deployments from MC118 ranged from {approx}33,000 nM at the seafloor to {approx}12 nM in the mixed layer with isolated peaks up to {approx}13,670 nM coincident with the top of the gas hydrate stability field. Average plume methane, ethane, and propane concentrations in the mixed layer are 7, 630, and 9,540 times saturation, respectively. Based on the contemporaneous wind speeds at this site, contemporary estimates of the diffusive fluxes from the mixed layer to the atmosphere for methane, ethane, and propane are 26.5, 2.10, and 2.78 {micro}mol/m{sup 2}d, respectively. Continuous measurements of air and sea surface concentrations of methane were made to obtain high spatial and temporal resolution of the diffusive net sea-to-air fluxes. The atmospheric methane fluctuated between 1.70 ppm and 2.40 ppm during the entire cruise except for high concentrations (up to 4.01 ppm) sampled during the end of the occupation of GC600 and the transit between GC600 and GC185. Results from interpolations within the survey areas show the daily methane fluxes to the atmosphere at the three sites range from 0.744 to 300 mol d-1. Considering that the majority of seeps in the GOM are deep (>500 m), elevated CH{sub 4} concentrations in near-surface waters resulting from bubble-mediated CH4 transport in the water column are expected to be widespread in the Gulf of Mexico.

  2. Vegetation Cover Analysis of Hazardous Waste Sites in Utah and Arizona Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

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  3. Remote Sensing Observations from MTI Satellites and GMS Over Tropical Island of Nauru

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  4. Comparative analysis of remotely-sensed data products via ecological niche modeling of avian influenza case occurrences in Middle Eastern poultry.

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    Peterson, A. Townsend; Bodbyl-Roels, Sarah Ann; Xiao, Xiangming

    2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    RESEARCH Open Access Comparative analysis of remotely-sensed data products via ecological niche modeling of avian influenza case occurrences in Middle Eastern poultry Sarah Bodbyl-Roels1, A Townsend Peterson1* and Xiangming Xiao2 Abstract Background...-sensed data sets for models of the distribution of avian influenza cases, lar- gely in domestic poultry, in the Middle East and sur- rounding areas. Although these veterinary cases affect only domestic birds, the single highest-ranked risk factor in all...

  5. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 6,

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    Denver, University of

    in combustion. Mass emissions per mass or volume of fuel can also be determined. The system used in this study and 2004. The remote sensor used in this study is capable of measuring the ratios of CO, HC, and NO to CO2 in motor vehicle exhaust. From these ratios, we calculate the percent concentrations of CO, CO2, HC

  6. Determining watershed response in data poor environments with remotely sensed small reservoirs

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    Walter, M.Todd

    synthetic aperture radar satellite images. The model is based on the Thornthwaite-Mather procedure of water supplies at the local level, but may reduce the overall yield from a watershed. In the Volta basin by remotely measuring their surface areas and converting these measure- ments to volume estimates

  7. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 32, Part 7-4-3 W6, Valladolid, Spain, 3-4 June, 1999 DEFINITIONS AND TERMS OF REFERENCE IN DATA FUSION

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    Boyer, Edmond

    by the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) and the French Society for Electricity of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) and the French Society for Electricity and Electronics (SEE, French and Electronics (SEE, French affiliate of the IEEE), devoted most of its efforts to establish a lexicon or terms

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

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    Small, Eric

    as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 1 Effects), radar, reflec- tometry, remote sensing, soil. I. INTRODUCTION NEAR-surface soil moisture has been heat fluxes [5]. Manuscript received December 1, 2011; revised May 13, 2012, August 27, 2012

  9. A Taylor & Francis Journal: International Journal of Remote Sensings-E... http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/boards/tres-edbrd.asp 1 of 1 1/24/2005 5:21 AM

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    Singh, Ramesh P.

    A Taylor & Francis Journal: International Journal of Remote Sensings- E... http Listing Journals by Subject New Journals Advertising Copyright Transfer FAQs Customer Services Email Preview LibSite Books eBooks Editor-in-Chief: A. P. Cracknell - International Journal of Remote Sensing

  10. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program: Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Assessment Program -- Final Report. Part 1: The lower atmosphere

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    Tooman, T.P. [ed.] [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States). Exploratory Systems Technology Dept.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents work done between FY91 and FY95 for the lower atmospheric portion of the joint Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Assessment Program (ARSAP) within the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The work focused on (1) developing new measurement capabilities and (2) measuring atmospheric heating in a well-defined layer and then relating it to cloud properties an water vapor content. Seven new instruments were develop3ed for use with Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles (UAVs) as the host platform for flux, radiance, cloud, and water vapor measurements. Four major field campaigns were undertaken to use these new as well as existing instruments to make critically needed atmospheric measurements. Scientific results include the profiling of clear sky fluxes from near surface to 14 km and the strong indication of cloudy atmosphere absorption of solar radiation considerably greater than predicted by extant models.

  11. Final Report - Satellite Calibration and Verification of Remotely Sensed Cloud and Radiation Properties Using ARM UAV Data (February 28, 1995 - February 28, 1998)

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    Minnis, Patrick

    1998-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The work proposed under this agreement was designed to validate and improve remote sensing of cloud and radiation properties in the atmosphere for climate studies with special emphasis on the use of satellites for monitoring these parameters to further the goals of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program.

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 43, NO. 3, MARCH 2005 647 Sea Ice Mapping Method for SeaWinds

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    Long, David G.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 43, NO. 3, MARCH 2005 647 Sea Ice Mapping the ocean and atmosphere. Atmospheric heat exchange over sea ice is up to two orders of magnitude less than Abstract--A sea ice mapping algorithm for SeaWinds is devel- oped that incorporates statistical and spatial

  13. Land Cover Change Analysis in Tropical Forest Ecosystems Using GIS and Remote Sensing: The Kakum Conservation Area (KCA) of Ghana as a case

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    Malhi, Yadvinder

    of Ghana, especially Mr. Alex of CCA and Police Officer Bosompem, I say God richly bless you all. #12;v in Environmental Change and Management, University of Oxford. SUBMISSION DATE: 2nd September, 2013. #12;ii ABSTRACT support in the practical GIS/Remote sensing work. My gratitude also goes to my MSc Environmental Change

  14. Wald L., 1999. Some terms of reference in data fusion. IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, 37, 3, 1190-SOME TERMS OF REFERENCE IN DATA

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    Boyer, Edmond

    for Electricity and Electronics (SEE, French affiliate of the IEEE), devoted most of its efforts to establish group, set up by the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) and the French Society widely used in the broad scientific community, especially that dealing with information. Examples

  15. 8 2168-6831/13/$31.002013IEEE ieee Geoscience and remote sensinG maGazine December 2013 Abstract--Earth observing satellites represent some

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    and remote sensinG maGazine communities, and industry sectors including mining, fisheries, and transportation--Earth observing satellites represent some of the most valued components of the international Global Ocean of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), required to carry out advanced coastal and ocean research

  16. Using NASA Remote Sensing Data to Reduce Uncertainty of Land-Use Transitions in Global Carbon-Climate Models: Data Management Plan

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    -use transitions and their inherent uncertainty. Our plan for managing these datasets includes quality assessmentUsing NASA Remote Sensing Data to Reduce Uncertainty of Land-Use Transitions in Global Carbon-Climate Models: Data Management Plan L. Chini, G.C. Hurtt, M. Hansen, and P. Potapov Department of Geography

  17. SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS OF SILICATE GLASSES: APPLICATIONS TO REMOTE SENSING OF VOLCANIC SURFACE UNITS ON EARTH AND MARS. Jeffrey M. Byrnes1

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    Ramsey, Michael

    such type of remotely sensed data set that has been collected for Earth and Mars. TIR data has been used powder (typically 20- P#12; 3RZGHUHG HQG-members or mixtures were dried at 100¬ļC and then melted acquired for the preliminary suite of glasses using an FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectrometer

  18. Master's thesis: "Wind speed measurements in an offshore wind farm by remote sensing: Comparison of radar satellite TerraSAR-X and ground-based

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    Peinke, Joachim

    Master's thesis: "Wind speed measurements in an offshore wind farm by remote sensing: Comparison of the Offshore wind farm alpha ventus with 12 wind turbines, substation and met mast Fino1. Southerly winds cause (wake) caused by wind farms and especially for the interaction of large offshore wind farms, which can

  19. OPERATIONAL REMOTE SENSING METHODS TO DERIVE SNOW PROPERTIES FOR HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING

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    Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky Universität

    sensing methods to derive snow properties using both optical and SAR data are presented of NOAA- AVHRR data. Processing consists of calibration, geometric correction and classification including. In order to derive snow properties from SAR, radiometric and geometric correction tools for ERS were

  20. Remote Sensing J.E.M. Goldsmith, M. Lapp, and S. E. Bisson Sandia National Laboratories

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  1. Remote Sensing of Cirrus Particle Size Vertical Profile Using 1.38 őľm

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared at 278, 298,NIST31 ORV 15051 ModificationRemoteSpectrum and

  2. Critical Evaluation of the ISCCP Simulator Using Ground-Based Remote Sensing Data

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    Mace, G G; Houser, S; Benson, S; Klein, S A; Min, Q

    2009-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Given the known shortcomings in representing clouds in Global Climate Models (GCM) comparisons with observations are critical. The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) diagnostic products provide global descriptions of cloud top pressure and column optical depth that extends over multiple decades. The necessary limitations of the ISCCP retrieval algorithm require that before comparisons can be made between model output and ISCCP results the model output must be modified to simulate what ISCCP would diagnose under the simulated circumstances. We evaluate one component of the so-called ISCCP simulator in this study by comparing ISCCP and a similar algorithm with various long-term statistics derived from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Climate Research Facility ground-based remote sensors. We find that were a model to simulate the cloud radiative profile with the same accuracy as can be derived from the ARM data, then the likelihood of that occurrence being placed in the same cloud top pressure and optical depth bin as ISCCP of the 9 bins that have become standard ranges from 30% to 70% depending on optical depth. While the ISCCP simulator improved the agreement of cloud-top pressure between ground-based remote sensors and satellite observations, we find minor discrepancies due to the parameterization of cloud top pressure in the ISCCP simulator. The primary source of error seems to be related to discrepancies in visible optical depth that are not accounted for in the ISCCP simulator. We show that the optical depth discrepancies are largest when the assumptions necessary for plane parallel radiative transfer optical depths retrievals are violated.

  3. Multi-scale texture analysis of remote sensing images using gabor filter banks and wavelet transforms

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    Ravikumar, Rahul

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    to texture information extraction and utilization. This research focuses on the use of multi-scale image texture analysis techniques using Gabor filter banks and Wavelet transformations. Gabor filter banks model texture as irradiance patterns in an image over...

  4. Final Report on the Development of an Improved Cloud Microphysical Product for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using RACORO Observations

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    McFarquhar, Greg

    2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We proposed to analyze data collected during the Routine Aerial Facilities (AAF) Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) in order to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties (number concentration of drops in different size bins, total liquid drop concentration integrated over all bin sizes, liquid water content LWC, extinction of liquid clouds bw, effective radius of water drops re, and radar reflectivity factor) that could be used to evaluate large-eddy simulations (LES), general circulation models (GCMs) and ground-based remote sensing retrievals, and to develop cloud parameterizations with the end goal of improving the modeling of cloud processes and properties and their impact on atmospheric radiation. We have completed the development of this microphysical database and have submitted it to ARM for consideration of its inclusion on the ARM database as a PI product. This report describes the development of this database, and also describes research that has been conducted on cloud-aerosol interactions using the data obtained during RACORO. A list of conference proceedings and publications is also included.

  5. Distributed video coding for arrays of remote sensing nodes : final report.

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    Mecimore, Ivan (New Mexico State University); Creusere, Chuck D. (New Mexico State University); Merchant, Bion John

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final report for the Sandia National Laboratory funded Student Fellowship position at New Mexico State University (NMSU) from 2008 to 2010. Ivan Mecimore, the PhD student in Electrical Engineering at NMSU, was conducting research into image and video processing techniques to identify features and correlations within images without requiring the decoding of the data compression. Such an analysis technique would operate on the encoded bit stream, potentially saving considerable processing time when operating on a platform that has limited computational resources. Unfortunately, the student has elected in mid-year not to continue with his research or the fellowship position. The student is unavailable to provide any details of his research for inclusion in this final report. As such, this final report serves solely to document the information provided in the previous end of year summary.

  6. International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 20th, Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 4-10, 1986, Proceedings. Volumes 1, 2, and 3

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    Papers concerning remote sensing and the environment are presented, including topics such as information for decision making, global monitoring and research, information systems for resource management, environmental monitoring and desertification, and early warning of environmental causes of African famine. Other aspects covered are geology and mineral resources, hydrology and water resources, agriculture and food resources, forestry and rangeland resources, mapping and charting, ocean and coastal applications, and earth observation systems for resource and environmental assessment. The use of Landsat MSS and TM, SIR, SPOT, MOMS, Meteosat, and NOAA/AVHRR data, computer based geographic information systems, gold exploration, groundwater survey, flood monitoring, crop estimations, rangeland monitoring, wildlife tracking, coral reef studies, coastal change detection, international cooperation in remote sensing, monitoring sand movement, structural analysis, mapping sediments, image processing, rainfall assessment, watershed management, biomass energy mapping, impacts of dam construction, vegetation mapping, extraction of hydrological parameters, remote sensing of urban environments, space maps, topographic mapping, Fourier models for interpreting thermal-IR imagery, and the monitoring of landuse changes.

  7. Geothermal Target Areas in Colorado as Identified by Remote Sensing Techniques

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    Hussein, Khalid

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Target Areas Edition: First Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains the areas identified as targets of potential geothermal activity. The Criteria used to identify the target areas include: hot/warm surface exposures modeled from ASTER/Landsat satellite imagery and geological characteristics, alteration mineral commonly associated with hot springs (clays, Si, and FeOx) modeled from ASTER and Landsat data, Coloradodo Geological Survey (CGS) known thermal hot springs/wells and heat-flow data points, Colorado deep-seated fault zones, weakened basement identified from isostatic gravity data, and Colorado sedimentary and topographic characteristics Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4546251.530446 m Left: 151398.567298 m Right: 502919.587395 m Bottom: 4095100.068903 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGSí1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System í1984 (WGS í1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

  8. Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques for Solar Panel Installation Site Selection.

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    Li, Dongrong

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Solar energy replacing conventional non-renewable energy has been widely implemented around the world. Currently, one of the most challenging problems is how to improve theÖ (more)

  9. Investigation of glacial dynamics in lambert glacial basin using satellite remote sensing techniques

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    Yu, Jaehyung

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The Antarctic ice sheet mass budget is a very important factor for global sea level. An understanding of the glacial dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet are essential for mass budget estimation. Utilizing a surface velocity field derived from...

  10. Mapping red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) habitat suitability using GIS and remote sensing techniques

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    de Lamo, Xavier

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The British red squirrel population has dramatically declined in the last years. The survival of the species in the UK may depend on the careful selection and management of suitable habitats. A deep understanding of its habitat requirements...

  11. Aerosol characterization study using multi-spectrum remote sensing measurement techniques.

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    Glen, Crystal Chanea; Sanchez, Andres L.; Lucero, Gabriel Anthony; Schmitt, Randal L.; Johnson, Mark S.; Tezak, Matthew Stephen; Servantes, Brandon Lee

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A unique aerosol flow chamber coupled with a bistatic LIDAR system was implemented to measure the optical scattering cross sections and depolarization ratio of common atmospheric particulates. Each of seven particle types (ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, black carbon and Arizona road dust) was aged by three anthropogenically relevant mechanisms: 1. Sulfuric acid deposition, 2. Toluene ozonolysis reactions, and 3. m-Xylene ozonolysis reactions. The results of pure particle scattering properties were compared with their aged equivalents. Results show that as most particles age under industrial plume conditions, their scattering cross sections are similar to pure black carbon, which has significant impacts to our understanding of aerosol impacts on climate. In addition, evidence emerges that suggest chloride-containing aerosols are chemically altered during the organic aging process. Here we present the direct measured scattering cross section and depolarization ratios for pure and aged atmospheric particulates.

  12. Terrestrial Remotely Sensed Imagery in Support of Public Health: New Avenues of Research Using Object-Based Image Analysis

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    Kelly, Maggi

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    heat events in urban environments by integrating sociodemographic risk factors with estimates of land surface temperature derived from thermal remote

  13. A data variance technique for automated despiking of magnetotelluric data with a remote reference

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    Kappler, K.

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The magnetotelluric method employs co-located surface measurements of electric and magnetic fields to infer the local electrical structure of the earth. The frequency-dependent 'apparent resistivity' curves can be inaccurate at long periods if input data are contaminated - even when robust remote reference techniques are employed. Data despiking prior to processing can result in significantly more reliable estimates of long period apparent resistivities. This paper outlines a two-step method of automatic identification and replacement for spike-like contamination of magnetotelluric data; based on the simultaneity of natural electric and magnetic field variations at distant sites. This simultaneity is exploited both to identify windows in time when the array data are compromised, and to generate synthetic data that replace observed transient noise spikes. In the first step, windows in data time series containing spikes are identified via intersite comparison of channel 'activity' - such as the variance of differenced data within each window. In the second step, plausible data for replacement of flagged windows is calculated by Wiener filtering coincident data in clean channels. The Wiener filters - which express the time-domain relationship between various array channels - are computed using an uncontaminated segment of array training data. Examples are shown where the algorithm is applied to artificially contaminated data, and to real field data. In both cases all spikes are successfully identified. In the case of implanted artificial noise, the synthetic replacement time series are very similar to the original recording. In all cases, apparent resistivity and phase curves obtained by processing the despiked data are much improved over curves obtained from raw data.

  14. REMOTE SENSING GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

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    -ASTER that operate in visible, near infrared and short wave infrared wavelengths of electromagnetic spectrum and Reflection Radiometer) Imagery Collection in CPRM Examples of sensors used in the CPRM geologic projects #12

  15. Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing

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    to us, like reflective ("nearreflective ("near--" infrared (0.7" infrared (0.7 -- 3.03.0 ĶĶm)m) andand near-infrared far infrared ultraviolet Thermal Infrared refers to region o EM spectrum from ~3 - 14 Ķm.landscape. IMPORTANT: NEARIMPORTANT: NEAR--INFRARED is short enough wavelength toINFRARED is short enough wavelength

  16. Multispectral Remote Sensing

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    module Propulsion module Power module #12;12 Components of the Landsat 4 and 5 Thematic Mapper #12 are Transformed into Useful Information #12;2 Aqua Terra TRMM SeaWiFS Aura Meteor/ SAGE GRACE ICESat Cloudsat;9 Orbit Tracks of Landsat 1, 2, or 3 During A Single Day of Coverage Components of the Landsat

  17. Nondestructive, in-process inspection of inertia friction welding : an investigation into a new sensing technique.

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    Hartman, D. A. (Daniel A.); Cola, M. J. (Mark J.); Dave, V. R. (Vivek R.); Dozhier, N. G. (Nathan G.); Carpenter, R. W. (Robert W.)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the capabilities of a new sensor for in-process monitoring of quality during friction welding. The non-contact sensor is composed of microphones that are mounted in an aluminum ring which surrounds the weld joint. The sensor collects the acoustical energy (in the form of sound pressure) that is emitted during the plastic deformation and phase transformations (if applicable) in friction welding processes. The focus in this preliminary investigation is to search for and identify features within the acoustical emission that are indicative of bond quality. Bar-to-bar inertia friction welding (one form of friction welding) of copper to 304L stainless steel is used in this proof-of-concept study. This material combination exhibits only marginal weldability and is ideally suited for validating the capabilities of this new sensing technique. A probabilistic neural network is employed in this work to analyze the acoustical emission's frequency spectrum in an attempt to classify acceptable, conditional, and unacceptable welds. Our preliminary findings indicate that quality-based process features do exist within the frequency spectrum of the acoustical signature. The results from this analysis are presented. Future work in improving the sensing and interpretation of the data is discussed in an effort to develop a robust method of quality-based, in-process monitoring of friction welds.

  18. Advancements in sensing and perception using structured lighting techniques :an LDRD final report.

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    Novick, David Keith; Padilla, Denise D.; Davidson, Patrick A. Jr. (.; .); Carlson, Jeffrey J.

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the analytical and experimental efforts for the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project entitled ''Advancements in Sensing and Perception using Structured Lighting Techniques''. There is an ever-increasing need for robust, autonomous ground vehicles for counterterrorism and defense missions. Although there has been nearly 30 years of government-sponsored research, it is undisputed that significant advancements in sensing and perception are necessary. We developed an innovative, advanced sensing technology for national security missions serving the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and other government agencies. The principal goal of this project was to develop an eye-safe, robust, low-cost, lightweight, 3D structured lighting sensor for use in broad daylight outdoor applications. The market for this technology is wide open due to the unavailability of such a sensor. Currently available laser scanners are slow, bulky and heavy, expensive, fragile, short-range, sensitive to vibration (highly problematic for moving platforms), and unreliable for outdoor use in bright sunlight conditions. Eye-safety issues are a primary concern for currently available laser-based sensors. Passive, stereo-imaging sensors are available for 3D sensing but suffer from several limitations : computationally intensive, require a lighted environment (natural or man-made light source), and don't work for many scenes or regions lacking texture or with ambiguous texture. Our approach leveraged from the advanced capabilities of modern CCD camera technology and Center 6600's expertise in 3D world modeling, mapping, and analysis, using structured lighting. We have a diverse customer base for indoor mapping applications and this research extends our current technology's lifecycle and opens a new market base for outdoor 3D mapping. Applications include precision mapping, autonomous navigation, dexterous manipulation, surveillance and reconnaissance, part inspection, geometric modeling, laser-based 3D volumetric imaging, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), aiding first responders, and supporting soldiers with helmet-mounted LADAR for 3D mapping in urban-environment scenarios. The technology developed in this LDRD overcomes the limitations of current laser-based 3D sensors and contributes to the realization of intelligent machine systems reducing manpower need.

  19. Penetration of UV-visible solar radiation in the global oceans: Insights from ocean color remote sensing

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    Penetration of UV-visible solar radiation in the global oceans: Insights from ocean color remote 2013. [1] Penetration of solar radiation in the ocean is determined by the attenuation coefficient (Kd. Lewis, R. Arnone, and R. Brewin (2013), Penetration of UV-visible solar radiation in the global oceans

  20. Integrating Remote Sensing, Field Observations, and Models to Understand Disturbance and Climate Effects on the Carbon Balance of the West Coast U.S.

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    Cohen, Warren [USDA Forest Service] [USDA Forest Service

    2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    As an element of NACP research, the proposed investigation is a two pronged approach that derives and evaluates a regional carbon (C) budget for Oregon, Washington, and California. Objectives are (1) Use multiple data sources, including AmeriFlux data, inventories, and multispectral remote sensing data to investigate trends in carbon storage and exchanges of CO2 and water with variation in climate and disturbance history; (2) Develop and apply regional modeling that relies on these multiple data sources to reduce uncertainty in spatial estimates of carbon storage and NEP, and relative contributions of terrestrial ecosystems and anthropogenic emissions to atmospheric CO2 in the region; (3) Model terrestrial carbon processes across the region, using the Biome-BGC terrestrial ecosystem model, and an atmospheric inverse modeling approach to estimate variation in rate and timing of terrestrial uptake and feedbacks to the atmosphere in response to climate and disturbance.

  1. Integrating Remote Sensing, Field Observations, and Models to Understand Disturbance and Climate Effects on the Carbon Balance of the West Coast U.S., Final Report

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    Beverly E. Law

    2011-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    As an element of NACP research, the proposed investigation is a two pronged approach that derives and evaluates a regional carbon (C) budget for Oregon, Washington, and California. Objectives are (1) Use multiple data sources, including AmeriFlux data, inventories, and multispectral remote sensing data to investigate trends in carbon storage and exchanges of CO2 and water with variation in climate and disturbance history; (2) Develop and apply regional modeling that relies on these multiple data sources to reduce uncertainty in spatial estimates of carbon storage and NEP, and relative contributions of terrestrial ecosystems and anthropogenic emissions to atmospheric CO2 in the region; (3) Model terrestrial carbon processes across the region, using the Biome-BGC terrestrial ecosystem model, and an atmospheric inverse modeling approach to estimate variation in rate and timing of terrestrial uptake and feedbacks to the atmosphere in response to climate and disturbance.

  2. Synthesis of Remote Sensing and Field Observations to Model and Understand Disturbance and Climate Effects on the Carbon Balance of Oregon & Northern California

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    Beverly Law; David Turner; Warren Cohen; Mathias Goeckede

    2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal is to quantify and explain the carbon (C) budget for Oregon and N. California. The research compares "bottom -up" and "top-down" methods, and develops prototype analytical systems for regional analysis of the carbon balance that are potentially applicable to other continental regions, and that can be used to explore climate, disturbance and land-use effects on the carbon cycle. Objectives are: 1) Improve, test and apply a bottom up approach that synthesizes a spatially nested hierarchy of observations (multispectral remote sensing, inventories, flux and extensive sites), and the Biome-BGC model to quantify the C balance across the region; 2) Improve, test and apply a top down approach for regional and global C flux modeling that uses a model-data fusion scheme (MODIS products, AmeriFlux, atmospheric CO2 concentration network), and a boundary layer model to estimate net ecosystem production (NEP) across the region and partition it among GPP, R(a) and R(h). 3) Provide critical understanding of the controls on regional C balance (how NEP and carbon stocks are influenced by disturbance from fire and management, land use, and interannual climate variation). The key science questions are, "What are the magnitudes and distributions of C sources and sinks on seasonal to decadal time scales, and what processes are controlling their dynamics? What are regional spatial and temporal variations of C sources and sinks? What are the errors and uncertainties in the data products and results (i.e., in situ observations, remote sensing, models)?

  3. Integrating Remote Sensing, Field Observations, and Models to Understand Disturbance and Climate Effects on the Carbon Balance of the West Coast U.S.

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    B.E. Law; D. Turner; M. Goeckede

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GOAL: To develop and apply an approach to quantify and understand the regional carbon balance of the west coast states for the North American Carbon Program. OBJECTIVE: As an element of NACP research, the proposed investigation is a two pronged approach that derives and evaluates a regional carbon (C) budget for Oregon, Washington, and California. Objectives are (1) Use multiple data sources, including AmeriFlux data, inventories, and multispectral remote sensing data to investigate trends in carbon storage and exchanges of CO2 and water with variation in climate and disturbance history; (2) Develop and apply regional modeling that relies on these multiple data sources to reduce uncertainty in spatial estimates of carbon storage and NEP, and relative contributions of terrestrial ecosystems and anthropogenic emissions to atmospheric CO2 in the region; (3) Model terrestrial carbon processes across the region, using the Biome-BGC terrestrial ecosystem model, and an atmospheric inverse modeling approach to estimate variation in rate and timing of terrestrial uptake and feedbacks to the atmosphere in response to climate and disturbance. APPROACH: In performing the regional analysis, the research plan for the bottom-up approach uses a nested hierarchy of observations that include AmeriFlux data (i.e., net ecosystem exchange (NEE) from eddy covariance and associated biometric data), intermediate intensity inventories from an extended plot array partially developed from the PI's previous research, Forest Service FIA and CVS inventory data, time since disturbance, disturbance type, and cover type from Landsat developed in this study, and productivity estimates from MODIS algorithms. The BIOME-BGC model is used to integrate information from these sources and quantify C balance across the region. The inverse modeling approach assimilates flux data from AmeriFlux sites, high precision CO2 concentration data from AmeriFlux towers and four new calibrated CO2 sites, reanalysis meteorology and various remote sensing products to generate statewide estimates of biosphere carbon exchange from the atmospheric point of view.

  4. Basly L., Couvercelle C., Cauneau F., Ranchin T., Wald L., 1999. SAR imagery for urban air quality. In Proceedings of the 18th EARSeL Symposium on Operational Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development, Enschede, The Netherlands, Nieuwenhuis G.,

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    . In Proceedings of the 18th EARSeL Symposium on Operational Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development, Enschede creates micro- climates such as heat islands where atmospheric reactions are increased (Oke, 1987 of the districts related to the aerodynamic roughness of the ground. Indeed, in a previous study, we have shown

  5. Cros S., Wald L., 2003. Survey of the main databases providing solar radiation data at ground level. In Proceedings of the 23rd EARSeL Annual Symposium "Remote Sensing in Transition", 2-4 June 2003, Ghent,

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    Cros S., Wald L., 2003. Survey of the main databases providing solar radiation data at ground level providing solar radiation data at the ground level S. Cros & L. Wald Remote Sensing and Modeling Group, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France Keywords: solar radiation, database, information system, climatology

  6. Observations of chromophoric dissolved and detrital organic matter distribution using remote sensing in the Southern Ocean: Validation, dynamics and regulation

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    Siegel, David A.

    is related to its role attenuating solar radiation and affecting ocean color algorithms (Siegel et al., 2002 CDOM dynamics. First, the Southern Ocean is subject to extreme solar radiation in the austral summer sensing in the Southern Ocean: Validation, dynamics and regulation E. Ortega-Retuerta a,b, , D.A. Siegel c

  7. 3D visualisation techniques for communicating forest change information in Google Earth†

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    Rushforth, Alex

    2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Techniques for visualising forest change information using the ĎGoogle Earthí online virtual globe were developed as a method of communicating remote sensing analysis to policy-makers and other non-technical audiences. For study areas in Malawi, GIS...

  8. Multivariate analysis of remote LIBS spectra using partial least squares, principal component analysis, and related techniques

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    Clegg, Samuel M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Barefield, James E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wiens, Roger C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sklute, Elizabeth [MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE; Dyare, Melinda D [MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantitative analysis with LIBS traditionally employs calibration curves that are complicated by the chemical matrix effects. These chemical matrix effects influence the LIBS plasma and the ratio of elemental composition to elemental emission line intensity. Consequently, LIBS calibration typically requires a priori knowledge of the unknown, in order for a series of calibration standards similar to the unknown to be employed. In this paper, three new Multivariate Analysis (MV A) techniques are employed to analyze the LIBS spectra of 18 disparate igneous and highly-metamorphosed rock samples. Partial Least Squares (PLS) analysis is used to generate a calibration model from which unknown samples can be analyzed. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Soft Independent Modeling of Class Analogy (SIMCA) are employed to generate a model and predict the rock type of the samples. These MV A techniques appear to exploit the matrix effects associated with the chemistries of these 18 samples.

  9. Terrestrial Remotely Sensed Imagery in Support of Public Health: New Avenues of Research Using Object-Based Image Analysis

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    Kelly, Maggi

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    segmentation-based analysis of geospatial data cananalysis of disease ecology and risk: An example using object-based classification techniques. Geospatial

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - active multiwave sensing Sample Search...

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    error in ill-posed remote sensing problems, with examples Summary: -posed remote sensing problems, with examples from cloud tomography DONG HUANG*, YANGANG LIU and WARREN...

  11. 1380 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 39, NO. 7, JULY 2001 Unsupervised Target Detection in Hyperspectral

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    Chang, Chein-I

    and Tukey [1], [2] to be used as a technique for exploratory analysis of multivariate data and has been is reduced to a well-known technique, principal components analysis (PCA). Using PP for hyperspectral image set into a low dimensional data space while retaining desired informa- tion of interest. It utilizes

  12. A Load-based Depth-sensing Indentation Technique for NDE and Life Assessment of Thermal Barrier Coatings

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    B. S.-J. Kang; C. Feng; J. M. Tannenbaum; M.A. Alvin

    2009-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present a load-based micro-indentation technique for evaluating material mechanical properties as well as degradation evaluation and debonding/spallation detection of thermal barrier coating (TBC) materials. Instead of using contact area as a necessary parameter, the new technique is based on the indentation load. Coupled with a multiple-partial unloading procedure during the indentation process, this technique results in a load-depth sensing indentation system capable of determining Youngís modulus of metals, superalloys, and single crystal matrices, and stiffness of coated material systems with flat, tubular, or curved architectures. This micro-indentation technique can be viewed as a viable non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for determining as-manufactured and process-exposed metal, superalloy, single crystal, and TBC-coated material properties. This technique also shows promise for the development of a portable instrument for on-line, in-situ NDE and mechanical properties measurement of structural components.

  13. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 36, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 1998 1633 A Broad Spectral, Interdisciplinary Investigation

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    predictive models for the interaction of visible, infrared, and microwave radiation with sea ice; 3) develop and verify inverse scattering techniques applicable to problems involving the interaction of EM radiation properties of sea ice growing on the open ocean are determined by its physical state, which is influenced

  14. Z .ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing 54 1999 153163 Two algorithms for extracting building models from raw laser

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    solutions for the determination of the parameters of a standard gable roof type building model based building models from raw laser altimetry data Hans-Gerd Maas ) , George Vosselman Delft Uni Two new techniques for the determination of building models from laser altimetry data are presented

  15. Solving Geometric Co-Registration Problem of Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing Imagery Using SIFT-based

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    Farag, Aly A.

    high-resolution satellite imagery provides detailed information about the Earth's surface for national technique for multi- temporal high-resolution satellite imagery. The proposed algorithm is based on four due to the increasing interest in environmental protection and homeland security. The increasing

  16. Final Report fir DE-SC0005507 (A1618): The Development of an Improved Cloud Microphysical Product for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using RACORO Observations

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    McFarquhar, Greg M.

    2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We proposed to analyze data collected during the Routine Aerial Facilities (AAF) Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) in order to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties (number concentration of drops in different size bins, total liquid drop concentration integrated over all bin sizes, liquid water content LWC, extinction of liquid clouds, effective radius of water drops, and radar reflectivity factor) that could be used to evaluate large-eddy simulations (LES), general circulation models (GCMs) and ground-based remote sensing retrievals, and to develop cloud parameterizations with the end goal of improving the modeling of cloud processes and properties and their impact on atmospheric radiation. We have completed the development of this microphysical database. we investigated the differences in the size distributions measured by the Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer (CAS) and the Forward Scattering Probe (FSSP), between the one dimensional cloud imaging probe (1DC) and the two-dimensional cloud imaging probe (2DC), and between the bulk LWCs measured by the Gerber probe against those derived from the size resolved probes.

  17. Final Report for "Improved Representations of Cloud Microphysics for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using Data Collected during ISDAC, TWP-ICE and RACORO

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    McFarquhar, Greg M. [University of Illinois] University of Illinois

    2003-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We were funded by ASR to use data collected during ISDAC and TWP-ICE to evaluate models with a variety of temporal and spatial scales, to evaluate ground-based remote sensing retrievals and to develop cloud parameterizations with the end goal of improving the modeling of cloud processes and properties and their impact on atmospheric radiation. In particular, we proposed to: 1) Calculate distributions of microphysical properties observed in arctic stratus during ISDAC for initializing and evaluating LES and GCMs, and for developing parameterizations of effective particle sizes, mean fall velocities, and mean single-scattering properties for such models; 2) Improve representations of particle sizes, fall velocities and scattering properties for tropical and arctic cirrus using TWP-ICE, ISDAC and M-PACE data, and to determine the contributions that small ice crystals, with maximum dimensions D less than 50 ?m, make to mass and radiative properties; 3) Study fundamental interactions between clouds and radiation by improving representations of small quasi-spherical particles and their scattering properties. We were additionally funded 1-year by ASR to use RACORO data to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties. We accomplished all of our goals.

  18. DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED TECHNIQUES FOR SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING OF CLOUDS AND RADIATION USING ARM DATA, FINAL REPORT

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    Minnis, Patrick [NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

    2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    During the period, March 1997 Ė February 2006, the Principal Investigator and his research team co-authored 47 peer-reviewed papers and presented, at least, 138 papers at conferences, meetings, and workshops that were supported either in whole or in part by this agreement. We developed a state-of-the-art satellite cloud processing system that generates cloud properties over the Atmospheric Radiation (ARM) surface sites and surrounding domains in near-real time and outputs the results on the world wide web in image and digital formats. When the products are quality controlled, they are sent to the ARM archive for further dissemination. These products and raw satellite images can be accessed at http://cloudsgate2.larc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/site/showdoc?docid=4&cmd=field-experiment-homepage&exp=ARM and are used by many in the ARM science community. The algorithms used in this system to generate cloud properties were validated and improved by the research conducted under this agreement. The team supported, at least, 11 ARM-related or supported field experiments by providing near-real time satellite imagery, cloud products, model results, and interactive analyses for mission planning, execution, and post-experiment scientific analyses. Comparisons of cloud properties derived from satellite, aircraft, and surface measurements were used to evaluate uncertainties in the cloud properties. Multiple-angle satellite retrievals were used to determine the influence of cloud structural and microphysical properties on the exiting radiation field.

  19. An air flow sensor for neonatal mechanical ventilation applications based on a novel fiber-optic sensing technique

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    Battista, L.; Sciuto, S. A.; Scorza, A. [Department of Engineering, ROMA TRE University, via della Vasca Navale 79/81, Rome (Italy)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, a simple and low-cost air flow sensor, based on a novel fiber-optic sensing technique has been developed for monitoring air flows rates supplied by a neonatal ventilator to support infants in intensive care units. The device is based on a fiber optic sensing technique allowing (a) the immunity to light intensity variations independent by measurand and (b) the reduction of typical shortcomings affecting all biomedical fields (electromagnetic interference and patient electrical safety). The sensing principle is based on the measurement of transversal displacement of an emitting fiber-optic cantilever due to action of air flow acting on it; the fiber tip displacement is measured by means of a photodiode linear array, placed in front of the entrance face of the emitting optical fiber in order to detect its light intensity profile. As the measurement system is based on a detection of the illumination pattern, and not on an intensity modulation technique, it results less sensitive to light intensity fluctuation independent by measurand than intensity-based sensors. The considered technique is here adopted in order to develop two different configurations for an air flow sensor suitable for the measurement of air flow rates typically occurring during mechanical ventilation of newborns: a mono-directional and a bi-directional transducer have been proposed. A mathematical model for the air flow sensor is here proposed and a static calibration of two different arrangements has been performed: a measurement range up to 3.00 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} m{sup 3}/s (18.0 l/min) for the mono-directional sensor and a measurement range of {+-}3.00 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} m{sup 3}/s ({+-}18.0 l/min) for the bi-directional sensor are experimentally evaluated, according to the air flow rates normally encountered during tidal breathing of infants with a mass lower than 10 kg. Experimental data of static calibration result in accordance with the proposed theoretical model: for the mono-directional configuration, the coefficient of determination r{sup 2} is equal to 0.997; for the bi-directional configuration, the coefficient of determination r{sup 2} is equal to 0.990 for positive flows (inspiration) and 0.988 for negative flows (expiration). Measurement uncertainty {delta}Q of air flow rate has been evaluated by means of the propagation of distributions and the percentage error in the arrangement of bi-directional sensor ranges from a minimum of about 0.5% at -18.0 l/min to a maximum of about 9% at -12.0 l/min.

  20. Bio-optical profiling floats as new observational tools for biogeochemical and ecosystem studies: Potential synergies with ocean color remote sensing

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    Claustre, H.; Bishop, J.; Boss, E.; Bernard, S.; Berthon, J.-F.; Coatanoan, C.; Johnson, K.; Lotiker, A.; Ulloa, O.; Perry, M.J.; D'Ortenzio, F.; D'andon, O.H.F.; Uitz, J.

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Profiling floats now represent a mature technology. In parallel with their emergence, the field of miniature, low power bio-optical and biogeochemical sensors is rapidly evolving. Over recent years, the bio-geochemical and bio-optical community has begun to benefit from the increase in observational capacities by developing profiling floats that allow the measurement of key biooptical variables and subsequent products of biogeochemical and ecosystem relevance like Chlorophyll a (Chla), optical backscattering or attenuation coefficients which are proxies of Particulate Organic Carbon (POC), Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM). Thanks to recent algorithmic improvements, new bio-optical variables such as backscattering coefficient or absorption by CDOM, at present can also be extracted from space observations of ocean color. In the future, an intensification of in situ measurements by bio-optical profiling floats would permit the elaboration of unique 3D/4D bio-optical climatologies, linking surface (remotely detected) properties to their vertical distribution (measured by autonomous platforms), with which key questions in the role of the ocean in climate could be addressed. In this context, the objective of the IOCCG (International Ocean Color Coordinating Group) BIO-Argo working group is to elaborate recommendations in view of a future use of bio-optical profiling floats as part of a network that would include a global array that could be 'Argo-relevant', and specific arrays that would have more focused objectives or regional targets. The overall network, realizing true multi-scale sustained observations of global marine biogeochemistry and biooptics, should satisfy the requirements for validation of ocean color remote sensing as well as the needs of a wider community investigating the impact of global change on biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems. Regarding the global profiling float array, the recommendation is that Chla as well as POC should be the key variables to be systematically measured. A first target would be to implement 20% of the Argo floats with these measurements within a five-year term. The yearly additional cost is estimated to 1.5 M$, including additional management structure in each of the two Global Data Assembly Centers.

  1. Remote sensing of heart rate and patterns of respiration on a stationary subject using 94 GHz millimeter wave interferometry.

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    Mikhelson, I. V.; Bakhtiari, S.; Elmer, T. W.; Sahakian, A. V. (Nuclear Engineering Division); (Northwestern University)

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using continuous wave, 94-GHz millimeter-wave interferometry, a signal representing chest wall motion can be obtained that contains both the heart rate and respiration patterns of a human subject. These components have to be separated from each other in the received signal. Our method was to use the quadrature and in-phase components of the signal, after removing the mean of each, to find the phase, unwrap it, and convert it to a displacement measurement. Using this, the power spectrum was examined for peaks, which corresponded to the heart rate and respiration rate. The displacement waveform of the chest was also analyzed for discrete heartbeats using a novel wavelet decomposition technique.

  2. Center for Remote Sensing Remote Sensing Seminar Series 2009

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    the behavior and climatology of the Loop Current and its interaction with the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Carbon Retention In A Colored Ocean Project (CARIACO) Understanding the Link between the Ocean Surface and the Sinking Flux of Particulate Carbon in the Cariaco Basin The Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project

  3. Influence of the Coast and Vegetation on Temperature Gradients across the Los Angeles Basin using Mobile Transect Techniques

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    Lee, Audrey

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from sensible heat flux. Remote Sensing of Environment, 99(heat island study in winter by mobile transect and remote

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment integrating remote Sample Search...

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    Platform, Calibration and Applications Summary: sensing and GIS to assess the urban heat island effect. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18... Low-Cost UAV-Based...

  5. 2534 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 50, NO. 7, JULY 2012 Mapping Surface Oil Extent From the Deepwater

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    Long, David G.

    Oil Extent From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using ASCAT Backscatter Richard D. Lindsley, Student Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are used to map the spatial extent of oil on the ocean on ocean life and human industries. Active microwave sensors are often used for remote detection of oil

  6. Gamma radiological surveys of the Oak Ridge Reservation, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, 1990-1993, and overview of data processing and analysis by the Environmental Restoration Remote Sensing Program, Fiscal Year 1995

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    Smyre, J.L.; Moll, B.W.; King, A.L.

    1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three gamma radiological surveys have been conducted under auspices of the ER Remote Sensing Program: (1) Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) (1992), (2) Clinch River (1992), and (3) Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) (1993). In addition, the Remote Sensing Program has acquired the results of earlier surveys at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) (1990) and PORTS (1990). These radiological surveys provide data for characterization and long-term monitoring of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contamination areas since many of the radioactive materials processed or handled on the ORR, PGDP, and PORTS are direct gamma radiation emitters or have gamma emitting daughter radionuclides. High resolution airborne gamma radiation surveys require a helicopter outfitted with one or two detector pods, a computer-based data acquisition system, and an accurate navigational positioning system for relating collected data to ground location. Sensors measure the ground-level gamma energy spectrum in the 38 to 3,026 KeV range. Analysis can provide gamma emission strength in counts per second for either gross or total man-made gamma emissions. Gross count gamma radiation includes natural background radiation from terrestrial sources (radionuclides present in small amounts in the earth`s soil and bedrock), from radon gas, and from cosmic rays from outer space as well as radiation from man-made radionuclides. Man-made count gamma data include only the portion of the gross count that can be directly attributed to gamma rays from man-made radionuclides. Interpretation of the gamma energy spectra can make possible the determination of which specific radioisotopes contribute to the observed man-made gamma radiation, either as direct or as indirect (i.e., daughter) gamma energy from specific radionuclides (e.g., cesium-137, cobalt-60, uranium-238).

  7. MOBILE SENSING 1 MOBILE SENSING

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    MOBILE SENSING 1 MOBILE SENSING ! ! Parham Aarabi #12;MOBILE SENSING 2 20 years of sensing research #12;MOBILE SENSING 3 Low Likelihood High Likelihood #12;MOBILE SENSING 4 Image Courtesy of Apple Inc. #12;MOBILE SENSING 5 What can we do with all the sensors on our mobile devices? #12;MOBILE SENSING 6

  8. Remote radiation dosimetry

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    Braunlich, P.F.; Tetzlaff, W.; Hegland, J.E.; Jones, S.C.

    1991-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are methods and apparatus for remotely measuring radiation levels. Such are particularly useful for measuring relatively high levels or dosages of radiation being administered in radiation therapy. They are also useful for more general radiation level measurements where remote sensing from the remaining portions of the apparatus is desirable. The apparatus uses a beam generator, such as a laser beam, to provide a stimulating beam. The stimulating beam is preferably of wavelengths shorter than 6 microns, or more advantageously less than 2 microns. The stimulating beam is used to stimulate a remote luminescent sensor mounted in a probe which emits stored luminescent energy resulting from exposure of the sensor to ionizing radiation. The stimulating beam is communicated to the remote luminescent sensor via a transmissive fiber which also preferably serves to return the emission from the luminescent sensor. The stimulating beam is advantageously split by a beam splitter to create a detector beam which is measured for power during a reading period during which the luminescent phosphor is read. The detected power is preferably used to control the beam generator to thus produce desired beam power during the reading period. The luminescent emission from the remote sensor is communicated to a suitable emission detector, preferably after filtering or other selective treatment to better isolate the luminescent emission. 8 figures.

  9. An Efficient, General-Purpose Technique to Identify Storm Cells in Geospatial Images

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    Lakshmanan, Valliappa

    An Efficient, General-Purpose Technique to Identify Storm Cells in Geospatial Images Valliappa and are not transferrable between different types of geospatial images. Yet, with the multitude of remote sensing on different types of geospatial radar and satel- lite images. Pointers are provided on the effective choice

  10. Using remotely sensed imagery and GIS to monitor and research salmon spawning: A case study of the Hanford Reach fall chinook (Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha)

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    RH Visser

    2000-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The alteration of ecological systems has greatly reduced salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest. The Hanford Reach of the Columbia River, for example, is a component of the last ecosystem in eastern Washington State that supports a relatively healthy population of fall chinook salmon ([Oncorhynchus tshawytscha], Huntington et al. 1996). This population of fall chinook may function as a metapopulation for the Mid-Columbia region (ISG 1996). Metapopulations can seed or re-colonize unused habitat through the mechanism of straying (spawning in non-natal areas) and may be critical to the salmon recovery process if lost or degraded habitat is restored (i.e., the Snake, Upper Columbia, and Yakima rivers). For these reasons, the Hanford Reach fall chinook salmon population is extremely important for preservation of the species in the Columbia River Basin. Because this population is important to the region, non-intrusive techniques of analysis are essential for researching and monitoring population trends and spawning activities.

  11. Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy Modeling for Remote Chemical Detection

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    Sheen, David M.

    2000-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Frequency modulation (FM) spectroscopy techniques show promise for active infrared remote chemical sensing. FM spectroscopy techniques have reduced sensitivity to optical and electronic noise, and are relatively immune to the effects of various electronic and mechanical drifts. FM systems are responsive to sharp spectral features and can therefore reduce the effects of spectral clutter due to interfering chemicals in the plume or in the atmosphere. The relatively high modulation frequencies used for FM also reduces the effects of albedo (reflectance) and plume variations. Conventional differential absorption lidar (DIAL) systems are performance limited by the noise induced by speckle. Analysis presented in this report shows that FM based sensors may reduce the effects of speckle by one to two orders of magnitude. This can result in reduced dwell times and faster area searches, as well as reducing various forms of spatial clutter. FM systems will require a laser system that is continuously tunable at relatively high frequencies (0.1 to 20 MHz). One promising candidate is the quantum-cascade (QC) laser [1, 2]. The QC laser is potentially capable of power levels on the order of 1 Watt and frequency tuning on the order of 3 - 6 GHz, which is the performance level required for FM spectroscopy based remote sensing. In this report we describe a high-level numerical model for an FM spectroscopy based remote sensing system, and application to two unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) scenarios. A Predator scenario operating at a slant range of 6.5 km with a 10 cm diameter telescope, and a Global Hawk scenario operating at a range of 30 km with a 20 cm diameter telescope, has been assumed to allow estimation of the performance of potential FM systems.

  12. Load sensing system

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    Sohns, Carl W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Nodine, Robert N. (Knoxville, TN); Wallace, Steven Allen (Knoxville, TN)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A load sensing system inexpensively monitors the weight and temperature of stored nuclear material for long periods of time in widely variable environments. The system can include an electrostatic load cell that encodes weight and temperature into a digital signal which is sent to a remote monitor via a coaxial cable. The same cable is used to supply the load cell with power. When multiple load cells are used, vast

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing national remote Sample Search...

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    & Kankam Yeboah, K. (2000). Thermal remote sensing data... and Uncertainty analysis of forest carbon by combining National Forest Inventory Data and Satellite ... Source:...

  14. Remotely Sensed Thermal Anomalies in western Colorado

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    Hussein, Khalid

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Citation Information: Originator: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Publication Date: 2012 Title: Landsat Thermal Anomalies Western Edition: First Publication Information: Publication Place: Earth Science & Observation Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder Publisher: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Description: This layer contains the areas identified as areas of anomalous surface temperature from Landsat satellite imagery in Western Colorado. Data was obtained for two different dates. The digital numbers of each Landsat scene were converted to radiance and the temperature was calculated in degrees Kelvin and then converted to degrees Celsius for each land cover type using the emissivity of that cover type. And this process was repeated for each of the land cover types (open water, barren, deciduous forest and evergreen forest, mixed forest, shrub/scrub, grassland/herbaceous, pasture hay, and cultivated crops). The temperature of each pixel within each scene was calculated using the thermal band. In order to calculate the temperature an average emissivity value was used for each land cover type within each scene. The NLCD 2001 land cover classification raster data of the zones that cover Colorado were downloaded from USGS site and used to identify the land cover types within each scene. Areas that had temperature residual greater than 2?, and areas with temperature equal to 1? to 2?, were considered Landsat modeled very warm and warm surface exposures (thermal anomalies), respectively Spatial Domain: Extent: Top: 4546381.234113 m Left: 140556.857021 m Right: 573390.000000 m Bottom: 4094583.641581 m Contact Information: Contact Organization: Earth Science &Observation Center (ESOC), CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder Contact Person: Khalid Hussein Address: CIRES, Ekeley Building Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) 216 UCB City: Boulder State: CO Postal Code: 80309-0216 Country: USA Contact Telephone: 303-492-6782 Spatial Reference Information: Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) WGSí1984 Zone 13N False Easting: 500000.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: -105.00000000 Scale Factor: 0.99960000 Latitude of Origin: 0.00000000 Linear Unit: Meter Datum: World Geodetic System í1984 (WGS í1984) Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree Digital Form: Format Name: Shape file

  15. Radar remote sensing of the lower atmosphere

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    Karimian, Ali

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from ray tracing (solid). (d) Clutter power from maximum rayby ray tracing (solid). (d) Clutter power calculated bysolid) and maximum of ray traces (dashed). (d) Clutter power

  16. Remote Sensing: A New Tool For Automobile

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    Denver, University of

    : ______________________________________________________________________________________ A New Tool For Automobile Inspection & Maintenance By Dr. Donald H. Stedman Brainerd Phillipson Prof-mandated emissions testing of automobiles in Colorado has decreased emissions, albeit much less than predicted emissions testing protocol, every automobile that's older than four years but not a "classic" must be tested

  17. Aerosol remote sensing in polar regions

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    Tomasi, C.; Wagener, R.; Kokhanovsky, A. A.; Lupi, A.; Ritter, C.; Smirnov, A.; O Neill, N. T.; Stone, R. S.; Holben, B. N.; Nyeki, S.; Wehrli, C.; Stohl, A.; Mazzola, M.; Lanconelli, C.; Vitale, V.; Stebel, K.; Aaltonen, V.; de Leeuw, G.; Rodriguez, E.; Herber, A. B.; Radionov, V. F.; Zielinski, T.; Petelski, T.; Sakerin, S. M.; Kabanov, D. M.; Xue, Y.; Mei, L.; Istomina, L.; Wagener, R.; McArthur, B.; Sobolewski, P. S.; Kivi, R.; Courcoux, Y.; Larouche, P.; Broccardo, S.; Piketh, S. J.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-year sets of ground-based sun-photometer measurements conducted at 12 Arctic sites and 9 Antarctic sites were examined to determine daily mean values of aerosol optical thickness ?(?) at visible and near-infrared wavelengths, from which best-fit values of ŇngstrŲm's exponent ? were calculated. Analysing these data, the monthly mean values of ?(0.50 ?m) and ? and the relative frequency histograms of the daily mean values of both parameters were determined for winterĖspring and summerĖautumn in the Arctic and for austral summer in Antarctica. The Arctic and Antarctic covariance plots of the seasonal median values of ? versus ?(0.50 ?m) showed: (i) a considerable increase in ?(0.50 ?m) for the Arctic aerosol from summer to winterĖspring, without marked changes in ?; and (ii) a marked increase in ?(0.50 ?m) passing from the Antarctic Plateau to coastal sites, whereas ? decreased considerably due to the larger fraction of sea-salt aerosol. Good agreement was found when comparing ground-based sun-photometer measurements of ?(?) and ? at Arctic and Antarctic coastal sites with Microtops measurements conducted during numerous AERONET/MAN cruises from 2006 to 2013 in three Arctic Ocean sectors and in coastal and off-shore regions of the Southern Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Lidar measurements were also examined to characterise vertical profiles of the aerosol backscattering coefficient measured throughout the year at Ny-Ňlesund. Satellite-based MODIS, MISR, and AATSR retrievals of ?(?) over large parts of the oceanic polar regions during spring and summer were in close agreement with ship-borne and coastal ground-based sun-photometer measurements. An overview of the chemical composition of mode particles is also presented, based on in-situ measurements at Arctic and Antarctic sites. Fourteen log-normal aerosol number size-distributions were defined to represent the average features of nuclei, accumulation and coarse mode particles for Arctic haze, summer background aerosol, Asian dust and boreal forest fire smoke, and for various background austral summer aerosol types at coastal and high-altitude Antarctic sites. The main columnar aerosol optical characteristics were determined for all 14 particle modes, based on in-situ measurements of the scattering and absorption coefficients. Diurnally averaged direct aerosol-induced radiative forcing and efficiency were calculated for a set of multimodal aerosol extinction models, using various Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function models over vegetation-covered, oceanic and snow-covered surfaces. These gave a reliable measure of the pronounced effects of aerosols on the radiation balance of the surfaceĖatmosphere system over polar regions.

  18. Radar remote sensing of the lower atmosphere

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    Karimian, Ali

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model is examined.numerical weather prediction and empirical site-specific radar clutter models,Ē

  19. Name of Module: Optical Remote Sensing

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    Wichmann, Felix

    calibration, pre-processing of satellite images, arithmetic image operations, principal axis transform, image textures, microwave systems, radar with synthetic aperture (SAR) 3. Module Components Course Name

  20. Dyke quality assessment by remote sensing

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    Hack, Robert

    2009 4Reeuwijk - Hack #12;3 Peat dyk (veenkade ≠ boezemkade) ∑ 4000 km of peat dykesp y ∑ Peat dykes keep large part of Western Netherlands dry ∑ Peat is highly variable ∑ Difficult what is the strength Oct 2009 13Reeuwijk - Hack Reeuwijk location Peat dyk (veenkade ≠ boezemkade) ∑ Peat decays (oxidizes

  1. NASA Remote Sensing Validation Data: Saudi Arabia

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    Myers, Daryl R. (NREL); Al-Abbadi,Naif (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Energy Research Institite); Wilcox, Steve (NREL)

    Since 1995, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have co-operated to establish a 12 station network of high quality solar radiation monitoring installations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NREL and KACST realized the value of accurate surface solar radiation flux measurements for validation of satellite derived surface and atmospheric solar radiation flux measurements, and is making this data available to support validation of satellite data products related to the NASA Mission to Planet Earth component of the Earth Science Enterprise Earth Observing System (EOS) project to evaluate long term climate trends based on measuements from EOS Terra Platforms. A CIMEL 8 channel sunphotometer for measuring aerosol optical depth at 6 wavelengths and total column water has been deployed at the Solar Village station since February 24, 1999. [Taken from http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/new_data/Saudi_Arabia/

  2. Radar remote sensing of the lower atmosphere

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    Karimian, Ali

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and wind speed at 3 GHz for horizontal (solid) and vertical (vertical polarizations as a function of grazing angle and wind speed,and wind speed at 3 GHz for horizontal (solid) and vertical (

  3. Sandia National Laboratories: remote sensing devices

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1developmentturbineredox-active perovskite

  4. Space and Remote Sensing (ISR-2)

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administrationcontroller systemsBiSite CulturalDepartment2)isomeraseUSChargeSpace Sciencesand2 Space

  5. Aerosol Retrieval Using Remote-sensed Observations

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    Wang, Yueqing

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    David J. Diner, Wedad A. Abdou, Thomas P. Ackerman, KathleenDavid J. Diner, Wedad A. Abdou, Howard R. Gordon, Ralph A.

  6. QUANTIFYING FOREST ABOVEGROUND CARBON POOLS AND FLUXES USING MULTI-TEMPORAL LIDAR A report on field monitoring, remote sensing MMV, GIS integration, and modeling results for forestry field validation test to quantify aboveground tree biomass and carbon

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    Lee Spangler; Lee A. Vierling; Eva K. Stand; Andrew T. Hudak; Jan U.H. Eitel; Sebastian Martinuzzi

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sound policy recommendations relating to the role of forest management in mitigating atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) depend upon establishing accurate methodologies for quantifying forest carbon pools for large tracts of land that can be dynamically updated over time. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing is a promising technology for achieving accurate estimates of aboveground biomass and thereby carbon pools; however, not much is known about the accuracy of estimating biomass change and carbon flux from repeat LiDAR acquisitions containing different data sampling characteristics. In this study, discrete return airborne LiDAR data was collected in 2003 and 2009 across {approx}20,000 hectares (ha) of an actively managed, mixed conifer forest landscape in northern Idaho, USA. Forest inventory plots, established via a random stratified sampling design, were established and sampled in 2003 and 2009. The Random Forest machine learning algorithm was used to establish statistical relationships between inventory data and forest structural metrics derived from the LiDAR acquisitions. Aboveground biomass maps were created for the study area based on statistical relationships developed at the plot level. Over this 6-year period, we found that the mean increase in biomass due to forest growth across the non-harvested portions of the study area was 4.8 metric ton/hectare (Mg/ha). In these non-harvested areas, we found a significant difference in biomass increase among forest successional stages, with a higher biomass increase in mature and old forest compared to stand initiation and young forest. Approximately 20% of the landscape had been disturbed by harvest activities during the six-year time period, representing a biomass loss of >70 Mg/ha in these areas. During the study period, these harvest activities outweighed growth at the landscape scale, resulting in an overall loss in aboveground carbon at this site. The 30-fold increase in sampling density between the 2003 and 2009 did not affect the biomass estimates. Overall, LiDAR data coupled with field reference data offer a powerful method for calculating pools and changes in aboveground carbon in forested systems. The results of our study suggest that multitemporal LiDAR-based approaches are likely to be useful for high quality estimates of aboveground carbon change in conifer forest systems.

  7. U-240: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users...

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    0: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information U-240: Apple Remote Desktop Encryption Failure Lets Remote Users Obtain...

  8. Remote estimation of carbon dioxide uptake by a Mediterranean forest

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    Garbulsky, Martín

    to assessing the global carbon budget in a context of climate change (Ciais et al., 2005; Boisvenue & RunningRemote estimation of carbon dioxide uptake by a Mediterranean forest M A R T I¬ī N F. G A R B U L of the ecology of global change. Current remote sensing methodologies for estimating gross primary productivity

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - ammonia gas sensing Sample Search Results

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    This paper reports the first detection of methanol and ammonia from nadir viewing remote sensing instruments... First satellite observations of lower tropospheric ammonia and...

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - array sensing platform Sample Search Results

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    in remote sensing applications, where... on a lightweight satellite platform. Even though common approaches for low sidelobe arrays implement a Chebyshev... Beam-Shaping of Planar...

  11. Remote Access

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive Solar HomePromising ScienceRecentRegionalReliabilityScientificNationalRemote

  12. Load sensing system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sohns, C.W.; Nodine, R.N.; Wallace, S.A.

    1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A load sensing system inexpensively monitors the weight and temperature of stored nuclear material for long periods of time in widely variable environments. The system can include an electrostatic load cell that encodes weight and temperature into a digital signal which is sent to a remote monitor via a coaxial cable. The same cable is used to supply the load cell with power. When multiple load cells are used, vast inventories of stored nuclear material can be continuously monitored and inventoried of minimal cost. 4 figs.

  13. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 1 Remote Sensing of Weather Hazards Using

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    Cruz-Pol, Sandra L.

    Central American and Caribbean Games celebrated at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico during the Summer of 2010. Index that are not dependent on existing infrastructure, operat- ing using solar energy and ad-hoc wireless networks, providing Terms--Meteorological radar, rainfall monitoring, sensor networks, solar energy. I. INTRODUCTION

  14. 18 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter September 2011 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    and biogeochemical pro- cesses in Earth system models, which are necessary to under- stand and project climate change

  15. Grazing incidence angle based sensing approach integrated with fiber-optic Fourier transform infrared (FO-FTIR) spectroscopy for remote and label-free detection of medical device contaminations

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    Hassan, Moinuddin, E-mail: moinuddin.hassan@fda.hhs.gov; Ilev, Ilko [Optical Therapeutics and Medical Nanophotonics Laboratory, Division of Biomedical Physics, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 (United States)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Contamination of medical devices has become a critical and prevalent public health safety concern since medical devices are being increasingly used in clinical practices for diagnostics, therapeutics and medical implants. The development of effective sensing methods for real-time detection of pathogenic contamination is needed to prevent and reduce the spread of infections to patients and the healthcare community. In this study, a hollow-core fiber-optic Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy methodology employing a grazing incidence angle based sensing approach (FO-FTIR-GIA) was developed for detection of various biochemical contaminants on medical device surfaces. We demonstrated the sensitivity of FO-FTIR-GIA sensing approach for non-contact and label-free detection of contaminants such as lipopolysaccharide from various surface materials relevant to medical device. The proposed sensing system can detect at a minimum loading concentration of approximately 0.7 ?g/cm{sup 2}. The FO-FTIR-GIA has the potential for the detection of unwanted pathogen in real time.

  16. Centralized Collaborative Compressed Sensing of Wideband Spectrum for Cognitive Radios

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Centralized Collaborative Compressed Sensing of Wideband Spectrum for Cognitive Radios Hessam, spectrum sensing, cognitive radio, distri- bution discontinuities, algebraic detection, wideband. I technique for cognitive radio systems which combines algebraic tools and compressive sampling techniques

  17. Radio frequency security system, method for a building facility or the like, and apparatus and methods for remotely monitoring the status of fire extinguishers

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Runyon, Larry (Richland, WA); Gunter, Wayne M. (Richland, WA); Gilbert, Ronald W. (Gilroy, CA)

    2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for remotely monitoring the status of one or more fire extinguishers includes means for sensing at least one parameter of each of the fire extinguishers; means for selectively transmitting the sensed parameters along with information identifying the fire extinguishers from which the parameters were sensed; and means for receiving the sensed parameters and identifying information for the fire extinguisher or extinguishers at a common location. Other systems and methods for remotely monitoring the status of multiple fire extinguishers are also provided.

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced laser remote Sample Search Results

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    development and evaluation based on measurements in Antarctic waters Summary: in the Venice Lagoon using laser-induced fluorescence", EARSeL Advances in Remote Sensing, 3(3),...

  19. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING 1

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    Perissin, Daniele

    artificial structures such as the dam body, navigation instruments, and power plants, many thousands of staffSAR techniques allow us to extract ground information with high spatial density and thus help us understanding AS THE largest developing country in the world, China has been in an era of rapid urbanization since the 1980s

  20. Remote Systems Design & Deployment

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    Bailey, Sharon A.; Baker, Carl P.; Valdez, Patrick LJ

    2009-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was tasked by Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS) to provide information and lessons learned relating to the design, development and deployment of remote systems, particularly remote arm/manipulator systems. This report reflects PNNLís experience with remote systems and lays out the most important activities that need to be completed to successfully design, build, deploy and operate remote systems in radioactive and chemically contaminated environments. It also contains lessons learned from PNNLís work experiences, and the work of others in the national laboratory complex.

  1. A Wavelet Approach to Wideband Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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    Tian, Zhi "Gerry"

    A Wavelet Approach to Wideband Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios Zhi Tian Department. The proposed sensing techniques provide an effective radio sensing architecture to identify and locate spectrum static spectrum allocation, fixed radio functions, and limited network coordination between mobile

  2. Remote actuated valve implant

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    McKnight, Timothy E; Johnson, Anthony; Moise, Jr., Kenneth J; Ericson, Milton Nance; Baba, Justin S; Wilgen, John B; Evans, III, Boyd McCutchen

    2014-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Valve implant systems positionable within a flow passage, the systems having an inlet, an outlet, and a remotely activatable valve between the inlet and outlet, with the valves being operable to provide intermittent occlusion of the flow path. A remote field is applied to provide thermal or magnetic activation of the valves.

  3. Remotely Deployed Virtual Sensors

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    Julien, Christine

    Remotely Deployed Virtual Sensors TR-UTEDGE-2007-010 Sanem Kabadayi Christine Julien © Copyright 2007 The University of Texas at Austin #12;Remotely Deployed Virtual Sensors Sanem Kabadayi that run on mobile client devices connect to the sensors of a multihop sensor network. For emerging

  4. Remote Sensing of WaterRemote Sensing of WaterRemote Sensing of Water One of the most pressing resource issues facing humanity in the 21st

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    (World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Comprehensive Assessment of the Freshwater Resources), Comprehensive Assessment of the Freshwater Resources of the World (WMO, Geneva, 1997), p. 9.). #12;A 1997 assessment by the United Nations estimates that approximately one-third of the world's population lives

  5. Remote Sensing and In-Situ Observations of Arctic Mixed-Phase and Cirrus Clouds Acquired During Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Uninhabited Aerospace Vehicle Participation

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    McFarquhar, G.M.; Freer, M.; Um, J.; McCoy, R.; Bolton, W.

    2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atmospheric Radiation Monitor (ARM) uninhabited aerospace vehicle (UAV) program aims to develop measurement techniques and instruments suitable for a new class of high altitude, long endurance UAVs while supporting the climate community with valuable data sets. Using the Scaled Composites Proteus aircraft, ARM UAV participated in Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE), obtaining unique data to help understand the interaction of clouds with solar and infrared radiation. Many measurements obtained using the Proteus were coincident with in-situ observations made by the UND Citation. Data from M-PACE are needed to understand interactions between clouds, the atmosphere and ocean in the Arctic, critical interactions given large-scale models suggest enhanced warming compared to lower latitudes is occurring.

  6. Remote I/O : fast access to distant storage.

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    Foster, I.; Kohr, D., Jr.; Krishnaiyer, R.; Mogill, J.

    1997-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    As high-speed networks make it easier to use distributed resources, it becomes increasingly common that applications and their data are not colocated. Users have traditionally addressed this problem by manually staging data to and from remote computers. We argue instead for a new remote I/O paradigm in which programs use familiar parallel I/O interfaces to access remote file systems. In addition to simplifying remote execution, remote I/O can improve performance relative to staging by overlapping computation and data transfer or by reducing communication requirements. However, remote I/O also introduces new technical challenges in the areas of portability, performance, and integration with distributed computing systems. We propose techniques designed to address these challenges and describe a remote I/O library called RIO that we have developed to evaluate the effectiveness of these techniques. RIO addresses issues of portability by adopting the quasi-standard MPI-IO interface and by defining a RIO device and RIO server within the ADIO abstract I/O device architecture. It addresses performance issues by providing traditional I/O optimizations such as asynchronous operations and through implementation techniques such as buffering and message forwarding to off load communication overheads. RIO uses the Nexus communication library to obtain access to configuration and security mechanisms provided by the Globus wide area computing tool kit. Microbenchmarks and application experiments demonstrate that our techniques achieve acceptable performance in most situations and can improve turnaround time relative to staging.

  7. Indirect Sensing Techniques for Performance Based Verification

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensionalthe U.S.Indiana College Provides Training for GreenSystem at

  8. Remote electrochemical sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wang, Joseph (Las Cruces, NM); Olsen, Khris (Richland, WA); Larson, David (Las Cruces, NM)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrochemical sensor for remote detection, particularly useful for metal contaminants and organic or other compounds. The sensor circumvents technical difficulties that previously prevented in-situ remote operations. The microelectrode, connected to a long communications cable, allows convenient measurements of the element or compound at timed and frequent intervals and instrument/sample distances of ten feet to more than 100 feet. The sensor is useful for both downhole groundwater monitoring and in-situ water (e.g., shipboard seawater) analysis.

  9. Polar lakes are remote and in climatically challenging envi-ronments. As such, they impose major logistic constraints in

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    191 Polar lakes are remote and in climatically challenging envi- ronments. As such, they impose through the parameteriza- tion of heat and radiation fluxes (e.g., Fang and Stefan 1996; Launiainen a remote sensing platform on a polar lake Ben Palethorpe1 , Barrie Hayes-Gill1 , John Crowe1 , Mark Sumner1

  10. Unmanned airships for near earth remote sensing missions

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    Hochstetler, R.D. [Research Adventures,Inc., Kensington, MD (United States)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years the study of Earth processes has increased significantly. Conventional aircraft have been employed to a large extent in gathering much of this information. However, with this expansion of research has come the need to investigate and measure phenomena that occur beyond the performance capabilities of conventional aircraft. Where long dwell times or observations at very low attitudes are required there are few platforms that can operate safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. One type of aircraft that meets all three parameters is the unmanned, autonomously operated airship. The UAV airship is smaller than manned airships but has similar performance characteristics. It`s low speed stability permits high resolution observations and provides a low vibration environment for motion sensitive instruments. Maximum airspeed is usually 30mph to 35mph and endurance can be as high as 36 hours. With scientific payload capacities of 100 kilos and more, the UAV airship offers a unique opportunity for carrying significant instrument loads for protracted periods at the air/surface interface. The US Army has operated UAV airships for several years conducting border surveillance and monitoring, environmental surveys, and detection and mapping of unexploded ordinance. The technical details of UAV airships, their performance, and the potential of such platforms for more advanced research roles will be presented. 3 refs., 5 figs.

  11. MAPPING OF CENTRALAFRICAFORESTED WETLANDS USING REMOTE SENSING Julie; GOND1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , to characterize land cover patterns of the second largest wetland area of the world (The `Cuvette Centrale to the time period of flood and solar intensity for this region, similarly to what is observed in biogeochemical cycles, including the methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) cycles in particular (Matthews, 2000

  12. Remotely sensed heat anomalies linked with Amazonian forest biomass declines

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    Toomey, M.; Roberts, D. A.; Still, C.; Goulden, M. L.; McFadden, J. P.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with Amazonian forest biomass declines Michael Toomey, 1 Darof aboveground living biomass (p biomass declines, Geophys. Res.

  13. Remotely sensed mesoscale oceanography and the distribution of Illex argentinus

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    Pierce, Graham

    of sword¬ģsh (Xiphias gladius), skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) have

  14. Thursday, March 15, 2007 POSTER SESSION II: LUNAR REMOTE SENSING

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    T. Takeda H. Miyamoto M. Spectroscopy of Nearside Highland in Relation to Apollo 16 Rock Samples distribution of magnetization, depth of source and magnetization direction. The evidence suggests compositional rays can persist for 3 Ga or more. The optical maturity parameter should be used to define the C

  15. Use Remote Sensing Data (selected visible and infrared spectrums...

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    LLC - Assist in permitting, drill & case Temperature Gradient wells and provide "boots-on-the- ground", as requested. Flint Geothermal LLC Geothermal Peer Review - Crystal...

  16. Passive Remote Sensing of Clouds from Airborne Platforms

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    instrument: the Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer (SSFR) · Some spectrometry/radiometry basics · How can we Airborne Measurements? · For climate studies, the high temporal and spatial variability of aerosols vertical profiles of radiative flux: where is radiative energy being deposited? · Combined with in situ

  17. Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Edited and written by Noam Levin

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    Levin, David

    Very High Resolution Radiometer 48 #12;3 3.7.1.2 Land Observation Satellites/Sensors 48 3.3.7 Mapping 14 1.3.8 Oceans & Coastal Monitoring 15 2 Electromagnetic radiation 17 2.1 Electromagnetic energy 17 2.2 Interaction mechanisms 17 2.3 Laws regarding the amount of energy radiated from an object 18 2

  18. Remote Sensing of Railroad Locomotive Emissions: A Feasibility Study

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    Denver, University of

    of General Motors (EMD) or General Electric Transportation Systems (GETS). A diesel- electric locomotive and Donald H. Stedman Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Denver Denver, CO 80208 July. Carbon monoxide (CO) levels become elevated primarily due to direct emission of the gas. Ground

  19. T. M. Kusky Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, Boston,

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    Kidd, William S. F.

    W. S. F. Kidd Department of Geological Sciences, University at Albany, Albany, NewYork 12222, USA-unique--they suggested gray- wackes, shales, sandstones, and conglomerates were deposited in a basin by "small

  20. Modeling of Spectralon diffusers for radiometric calibration in remote sensing

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    Sprik, Rudolf

    function (BRDF) of the diffuser outside the measured calibration set, or a model of the degradation, and anisotropy of the scattering. We also describe the result of modeling the degradation of a Spectralon diffuser after deposi- tion, under UV radiation, of a silicone layer. © 2003 Society of Photo

  1. Codesign of Software and Hardware to Implement Remote Sensing Algorithms

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    Theiler, James

    Configurable System on a Chip (CSoC) architecture. A central RISC processor is built into the same chip

  2. Laser applications in meteorology and earth and atmospheric remote sensing

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    Seevers, O.C.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This book presents information on the flow of ground currents and stray voltage. The author covers the real effects of ground currents, how they operate under the surface of the earth, and how each current affects output voltage. The author clears up the misinformation surrounding stray voltage, why it has been blamed for a variety of problems, and why utility companies have paid out millions of dollars in lawsuits. The author describes how primary neutral current returns to its source. How the current conforms to a particular path in the earth following the lines of least resistance is discussed.

  3. New Approaches to Forest Monitoring using Remote Sensing

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    K. Steininger, · Mark Carroll, · Charlene DiMiceli PNAS 2008 #12;#12;Tropical deforestation rates (2000Tropical deforestation rates (2000--2005)2005) Brazil and Indonesia confirmed as having theBrazil and Indonesia confirmed as having the highest rates of tropical deforestation.highest rates of tropical

  4. Open Access Data in Polar and Cryospheric Remote Sensing

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    Pope, Allen; Rees, W. Gareth; Fox, Adrian J.; Fleming, Andrew

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    antenna was successfully deployed on 26 May 2014, and has been declared stable (https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/a/alos-2). Data quality and availability remain to be seen. The third publicly funded SAR satellite system...

  5. Remote sensing survey of the Coso geothermal area, Inyo county...

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    Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, Calif., is an area of granitic rock exposure and fracture-controlled explosion breccias and perlitic domes. Fumarolic and hot springs activity...

  6. Development and Improvement of Airborne Remote Sensing Radar Platforms

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    Arnold, Emily J.

    2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    , and several structures are also developed to enable a NASA P-3 to support a 15-element MCoRDS array, as well as three other radar antenna-arrays used for cryospheric surveying. Together, these aircraft have flown almost 200 missions and collected 550 TB...

  7. Estimating discharge in rivers using remotely sensed hydraulic information

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    Smith, Laurence C.

    SAR images of three braided rivers were coupled with channel slope data obtained from topographic maps­100%) of the observed, with the mean estimate accuracy within 10%. This level of accuracy was achieved using calibration functions developed from observed discharge. The calibration functions use reach specific geomorphic

  8. PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN REMOTE SENSING OF VEGETATION

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    Frank, Thomas D.

    make food from light energy, carbon dioxide and water in a series of chemical reactions. Some. The sugar formed is glucose, the food a plant uses for maintenance and growth. The process is illustrated by Model EE LL Solar exoatmospheric spectral irradiance Solar exoatmospheric spectral irradiance

  9. OPTI 550-Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Course Description

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    Arizona, University of

    in the solar reflective 2. Reflected irradiance, BRDF, lambertian surface #12;3. Radiance at the sensor in the solar reflective, examples 4. Thermal radiance at the sensor 5. Spectral response, magnitude 6; satellite optical sensors; radiometric calibration of sensors; atmospheric correction. Textbook: Schott

  10. Soil moisture modeling and scaling using passive microwave remote sensing

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    Das, Narendra N.

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Soil moisture in the shallow subsurface is a primary hydrologic state governing land-atmosphere interaction at various scales. The primary objectives of this study are to model soil moisture in the root zone in a distributed manner and determine...

  11. Geophysical remote sensing of water reservoirs suitable for desalinization.

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    Aldridge, David Franklin; Bartel, Lewis Clark; Bonal, Nedra; Engler, Bruce Phillip

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In many parts of the United States, as well as other regions of the world, competing demands for fresh water or water suitable for desalination are outstripping sustainable supplies. In these areas, new water supplies are necessary to sustain economic development and agricultural uses, as well as support expanding populations, particularly in the Southwestern United States. Increasing the supply of water will more than likely come through desalinization of water reservoirs that are not suitable for present use. Surface-deployed seismic and electromagnetic (EM) methods have the potential for addressing these critical issues within large volumes of an aquifer at a lower cost than drilling and sampling. However, for detailed analysis of the water quality, some sampling utilizing boreholes would be required with geophysical methods being employed to extrapolate these sampled results to non-sampled regions of the aquifer. The research in this report addresses using seismic and EM methods in two complimentary ways to aid in the identification of water reservoirs that are suitable for desalinization. The first method uses the seismic data to constrain the earth structure so that detailed EM modeling can estimate the pore water conductivity, and hence the salinity. The second method utilizes the coupling of seismic and EM waves through the seismo-electric (conversion of seismic energy to electrical energy) and the electro-seismic (conversion of electrical energy to seismic energy) to estimate the salinity of the target aquifer. Analytic 1D solutions to coupled pressure and electric wave propagation demonstrate the types of waves one expects when using a seismic or electric source. A 2D seismo-electric/electro-seismic is developed to demonstrate the coupled seismic and EM system. For finite-difference modeling, the seismic and EM wave propagation algorithms are on different spatial and temporal scales. We present a method to solve multiple, finite-difference physics problems that has application beyond the present use. A limited field experiment was conducted to assess the seismo-electric effect. Due to a variety of problems, the observation of the electric field due to a seismic source is not definitive.

  12. Ecological applications of remote sensing data in neotropical rainforests

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    Pape?, Monica

    2009-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding species' distributions is a central theme of biodiversity studies. A combination of data derived from moderate and high spectral resolution satellite imagery (vegetation indices and hyperspectral narrow bands, ...

  13. ydrocarbon detector for the remote sensing of vehicle exhaust emissions

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    Denver, University of

    -nitrogen-cooled indium antimonide detectors, a rotating gas filter correlation cell which pre- cluded the simultaneous, and associated electronics. The new instrument uses four Peltier cooled lead selenide (PbSe) detectors, one each

  14. Emerging and Contemporary Technologies in Remote Sensing for Ecosystem Assessment

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    Ramsey, R. Douglas

    .................................................................................................................................................... 32 FORT BLISS, TEXAS (SATTERWHITE AND EHLAN, 1980

  15. Geobotanical Remote Sensing Applied To Targeting New Geothermal...

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    Geothermal Resource Locations In The Us Basin And Range With A Focus On Dixie Meadows, Nv Abstract This paper presents an overview of the work our collaboration is doing to...

  16. REMOTE SENSING OF THE ELECTRODYNAMIC COUPLING BETWEEN THUNDERSTORM SYSTEMS

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    and the lower ionosphere through heating and ionization, producing gamma-ray bursts and optical emissions known

  17. AN INVESTIGATION OF REMOTELY SENSED URBAN HEAT ISLAND CLIMATOLOGY

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    Hu, Leiqiu

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    and Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3.1 Data and Data Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3.2 Analysis Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2... area in this study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 The daily average LSTs of Houston urban and non-Houston urban areas during 11 years. The daily average LSTs are arranged as 8-day period by 45 8-day periods in a year by 11 years...

  18. Advanced polychromator systems for remote chemical sensing (LDRD project 52575).

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    Sinclair, Michael B.; Pfeifer, Kent Bryant; Allen, James Joe

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this LDRD project was to develop a programmable diffraction grating fabricated in SUMMiT V{trademark}. Two types of grating elements (vertical and rotational) were designed and demonstrated. The vertical grating element utilized compound leveraged bending and the rotational grating element used vertical comb drive actuation. This work resulted in two technical advances and one patent application. Also a new optical configuration of the Polychromator was demonstrated. The new optical configuration improved the optical efficiency of the system without degrading any other aspect of the system. The new configuration also relaxes some constraint on the programmable diffraction grating.

  19. REMOTE SENSING OF BENTHIC HABITATS IN SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    imagen de Ikonos incluyo corrección atmosférica, corrección de reflexión especular del oleaje, corrección reflexión especular del oleaje y clasificaciones. Los mejores resultados para la clasificación de las imágenes de Ikonos se obtuvieron luego la corrección de reflexión especular del oleaje con una precisión de

  20. Application Of Remote Sensing To Geothermal Prospecting | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160 East 300Algoil

  1. The Future of GNSS Remote Sensing Penina Axelrad

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    , and ground vehicles afford flexible variety of vantage points · Sensor technology advancements ­ GNSS, flooding, fires, farming · Medium scale ­ hurricanes/cyclones, earthquakes, drought · Global ­ climate (PSSCT- 2) in 2011. The purpose of PSSCT-2 was to demonstrate new spacecraft subsystem technology

  2. An Integrated Mapping And Remote Sensing Investigation Of The...

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    Of The Structural Control For Fumarole Location In The Eburru Volcanic Complex, Kenya Rift Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference...

  3. Testing a Cloud Condensation Nuclei Remote Sensing Method

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism in Layered NbS2 and NbSe2 . Tensile StrainTerry LawLBlog ¬ĽCommercea

  4. Testing a Cloud Condensation Nuclei Remote Sensing Method

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism in Layered NbS2 and NbSe2 . Tensile StrainTerry LawLBlog ¬ĽCommerceaa

  5. The Fundamental Limitation of Atmospheric Remote Sensing by Dissection of

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism in Layered NbS2 and NbSe2DifferentThe Five Fastest

  6. Structural investigations at the Coso geothermal area using remote sensing

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  7. Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Space and Remote Sensing Group

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  8. ARM - Field Campaign - Remote Cloud Sensing (RCS) Field Evaluation

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  9. ARM - Field Campaign - Remote Cloud Sensing (RCS) Field Evaluation

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  10. Remote Sensing For Geothermal Exploration Over Buffalo Valley, Nv | Open

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  11. Remote Sensing- Principles And Interpretation | Open Energy Information

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  12. Active and Passive Remote Sensing Diagram | Open Energy Information

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  13. An Integrated Mapping And Remote Sensing Investigation Of The Structural

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  14. Microsoft Word - GHGT11_Litynski_Remote Sensing.docx

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  15. Geobotanical Remote Sensing Applied To Targeting New Geothermal Resource

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  16. Geobotanical Remote Sensing For Geothermal Exploration | Open Energy

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  17. Geothermal Exploration Using Aviris Remote Sensing Data Over Fish Lake

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  18. Hyperspectral Geobotanical Remote Sensing For Co2 Storage Monitoring | Open

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  19. Delineating wetlands using geographic information system and remote sensing technologies

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    Villeneuve, Julie

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    During the last century wetlands have considerably decreased. The principal cause is urbanization, especially in large urban regions such as the Houston area. In order to protect the remaining wetlands, they have to be monitored carefully. However...

  20. COASTAL ZONE LANDSCAPE CLASSIFICATION USING REMOTE SENSING AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT*

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    Newman, Michael C.

    to characterize Phragmites australis L. stands into high, medium and low categorical biomass classes. Ten P. australis sample sites were grouped into these three classes based on image reflectance values and field ordered differences in biomass between various P. australis stands. In the third study, correction

  1. Remote connector development study

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    Parazin, R.J.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plutonium-uranium extraction (PUREX) connectors, the most common connectors used at the Hanford site, offer a certain level of flexibility in pipe routing, process system configuration, and remote equipment/instrument replacement. However, these desirable features have inherent shortcomings like leakage, high pressure drop through the right angle bends, and a limited range of available pipe diameters that can be connect by them. Costs for construction, maintenance, and operation of PUREX connectors seem to be very high. The PUREX connector designs include a 90{degree} bend in each connector. This increases the pressure drop and erosion effects. Thus, each jumper requires at least two 90{degree} bends. PUREX connectors have not been practically used beyond 100 (4 in.) inner diameter. This study represents the results of a survey on the use of remote pipe-connection systems in US and foreign plants. This study also describes the interdependence between connectors, remote handling equipment, and the necessary skills of the operators.

  2. Remote electrochemical sensor

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    Wang, J.; Olsen, K.; Larson, D.

    1997-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrochemical sensor is described for remote detection, particularly useful for metal contaminants and organic or other compounds. The sensor circumvents technical difficulties that previously prevented in-situ remote operations. The microelectrode, connected to a long communications cable, allows convenient measurements of the element or compound at timed and frequent intervals and instrument/sample distances of ten feet to more than 100 feet. The sensor is useful for both downhole groundwater monitoring and in-situ water (e.g., shipboard seawater) analysis. 21 figs.

  3. Remote Sensor Placement

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  4. Remote machine engineering applications for nuclear facilities decommissioning

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    Toto, G.; Wyle, H.R.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Decontamination and decommissioning of a nuclear facility require the application of techniques that protect the worker and the enviroment from radiological contamination and radiation. Remotely operated portable robotic arms, machines, and devices can be applied. The use of advanced systems should enhance the productivity, safety, and cost facets of the efforts; remote automatic tooling and systems may be used on any job where job hazard and other factors justify application. Many problems based on costs, enviromental impact, health, waste generation, and political issues may be mitigated by use of remotely operated machines. The work that man can not do or should not do will have to be done by machines.

  5. Vacuum Vessel Remote Handling

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    and Remote Handling 4 Vacuum vessel functions · Plasma vacuum environment · Primary tritium confinement, incl ports 65 tonnes - Weight of torus shielding 100 tonnes · Coolant - Normal Operation Water, Handling 12 Vessel octant subassembly fab. (3) · Octant-to-octant splice joint requires double wall weld

  6. UAV Cooperation Architectures for Persistent Sensing

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    Roberts, R S; Kent, C A; Jones, E D

    2003-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    With the number of small, inexpensive Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) increasing, it is feasible to build multi-UAV sensing networks. In particular, by using UAVs in conjunction with unattended ground sensors, a degree of persistent sensing can be achieved. With proper UAV cooperation algorithms, sensing is maintained even though exceptional events, e.g., the loss of a UAV, have occurred. In this paper a cooperation technique that allows multiple UAVs to perform coordinated, persistent sensing with unattended ground sensors over a wide area is described. The technique automatically adapts the UAV paths so that on the average, the amount of time that any sensor has to wait for a UAV revisit is minimized. We also describe the Simulation, Tactical Operations and Mission Planning (STOMP) software architecture. This architecture is designed to help simulate and operate distributed sensor networks where multiple UAVs are used to collect data.

  7. Remote Sens. 2009, 1, 393-407; doi:10.3390/rs1030393 Remote Sensing

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    degree days, (ii) precipitation and redistribution of rainwater or snowmelt as surface or sub properties for large areas has often been based on the collection of point data and numerical interpolation

  8. Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 845-861; doi:10.3390/rs5020845 Remote Sensing

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    and NDVI3g) data generated from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) in the deciduous and energy between land surface and atmosphere [10,11]. So far, there are two types of approaches vegetation index data, such as the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index data from the Advanced Very High

  9. Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 4190-4216; doi:10.3390/rs6054190 remote sensing

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    Brockmann Consult, Max-Planck-Str. 2, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany; E-Mails: tom.block@brockmann-consult.de (T

  10. Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 2898-2911; doi:10.3390/rs6042898 remote sensing

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    deYoung, Brad

    Measurements of ocean wind vectors serve as a basis for marine weather forecasting and offshore wind farms distribution of offshore wind vectors. Representative long-term offshore meteorological time series with high.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing Article Reconstructed Wind Fields from Multi-Satellite Observations Ruohan Tang 1,2,3, *, Deyou Liu 1

  11. Henn-Lecordier -AVS 99 -MS -WeM10 1 Reaction Sensing in Multicomponent CVD Processes

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    : average specific heat ratio Mavg: average molecular weight · Multicomponent systems ­ F = f ( Average · Remote downstream sampling ­ poor repeatability · Sampling at reactor outlet ­ minimize wall reaction in acoustic sensor for real-time sensing requires 2.5 L.Torr/s throughput 0.5 Torr Remote sampling300 Torr 20

  12. Sequential Compressed Sensing

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    Malioutov, Dmitry M.

    Compressed sensing allows perfect recovery of sparse signals (or signals sparse in some basis) using only a small number of random measurements. Existing results in compressed sensing literature have focused on characterizing ...

  13. Wireless Urban Sensing Systems

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    enabled by personal wireless sensing devices introduces newpublic or personal servers, but also on mobile devices. For

  14. Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors

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    MacLeod, C. N.; Cao, J.; Pierce, S. G.; Dobie, G.; Summan, R. [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom); Sullivan, J. C.; Pipe, A. G. [Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY (United Kingdom)

    2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    For structural monitoring applications, the use of remotely deployable Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) inspection platforms offer many advantages, including improved accessibility, greater safety and reduced cost, when compared to traditional manual inspection techniques. The use of such platforms, previously reported by researchers at the University Strathclyde facilitates the potential for rapid scanning of large areas and volumes in hazardous locations. A common problem for both manual and remote deployment approaches lies in the intrinsic stand-off and surface coupling issues of typical NDE probes. The associated complications of these requirements are obviously significantly exacerbated when considering aerial based remote inspection and deployment, resulting in simple visual techniques being the preferred sensor payload. Researchers at Bristol Robotics Laboratory have developed biomimetic tactile sensors modelled on the facial whiskers (vibrissae) of animals such as rats and mice, with the latest sensors actively sweeping their tips across the surface in a back and forth motion. The current work reports on the design and performance of an aerial inspection platform and the suitability of tactile whisking sensors to aerial based surface monitoring applications.

  15. Remote switch actuator

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    Haas, Edwin Gerard; Beauman, Ronald; Palo, Jr., Stefan

    2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention provides a device and method for actuating electrical switches remotely. The device is removably attached to the switch and is actuated through the transfer of a user's force. The user is able to remain physically removed from the switch site obviating need for protective equipment. The device and method allow rapid, safe actuation of high-voltage or high-current carrying electrical switches or circuit breakers.

  16. Remote repair appliance

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    Heumann, F.K.; Wilkinson, J.C.; Wooding, D.R.

    1997-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A remote appliance for supporting a tool for performing work at a work site on a substantially circular bore of a work piece and for providing video signals of the work site to a remote monitor comprises: a base plate having an inner face and an outer face; a plurality of rollers, wherein each roller is rotatably and adjustably attached to the inner face of the base plate and positioned to roll against the bore of the work piece when the base plate is positioned against the mouth of the bore such that the appliance may be rotated about the bore in a plane substantially parallel to the base plate; a tool holding means for supporting the tool, the tool holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the base plate such that the working end of the tool is positioned on the inner face side of the base plate; a camera for providing video signals of the work site to the remote monitor; and a camera holding means for supporting the camera on the inner face side of the base plate, the camera holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the base plate. In a preferred embodiment, roller guards are provided to protect the rollers from debris and a bore guard is provided to protect the bore from wear by the rollers and damage from debris. 5 figs.

  17. High temperature, minimally invasive optical sensing modules

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    Riza, Nabeel Agha (Oviedo, FL); Perez, Frank (Tujunga, CA)

    2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A remote temperature sensing system includes a light source selectively producing light at two different wavelengths and a sensor device having an optical path length that varies as a function of temperature. The sensor receives light emitted by the light source and redirects the light along the optical path length. The system also includes a detector receiving redirected light from the sensor device and generating respective signals indicative of respective intensities of received redirected light corresponding to respective wavelengths of light emitted by the light source. The system also includes a processor processing the signals generated by the detector to calculate a temperature of the device.

  18. An advanced unmanned vehicle for remote applications

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    Pletta, J.B.; Sackos, J.

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An autonomous mobile robotic capability is critical to developing remote work applications for hazardous environments. A few potential applications include humanitarian demining and ordnance neutralization, extraterrestrial science exploration, and hazardous waste cleanup. The ability of the remote platform to sense and maneuver within its environment is a basic technology requirement which is currently lacking. This enabling technology will open the door for force multiplication and cost effective solutions to remote operations. The ultimate goal of this work is to develop a mobile robotic platform that can identify and avoid local obstacles as it traverses from its current location to a specified destination. This goal directed autonomous navigation scheme uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to identify the robot`s current coordinates in space and neural network processing of LADAR range images for local obstacle detection and avoidance. The initial year funding provided by this LDRD project has developed a small exterior mobile robotic development platform and a fieldable version of Sandia`s Scannerless Range Imager (SRI) system. The robotic testbed platform is based on the Surveillance And Reconnaissance ground Equipment (SARGE) robotic vehicle design recently developed for the US DoD. Contingent upon follow-on funding, future enhancements will develop neural network processing of the range map data to traverse unstructured exterior terrain while avoiding obstacles. The SRI will provide real-time range images to a neural network for autonomous guidance. Neural network processing of the range map data will allow real-time operation on a Pentium based embedded processor board.

  19. REMOTE AND RURAL ENTERPRISE (RARE)

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    Viglas, Anastasios

    in remote central Australia is establishing a commercial aquaponics enterprise, a social entrepreneur, hospitality and horticulture. The current focus is on a commercial aquaponics enterprise and a cultural

  20. Review of remote-sensor potential for wind-energy studies

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    Hooke, W.H.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report evaluates a number of remote-sensing systems such as radars, lidars, and acoustic echo sounders which are potential alternatives to the cup- and propeller anemometers routinely used in wind energy siting. The high costs and demanding operational requirements of these sensors currently preclude their use in the early stages of a multi-phase wind energy siting strategy such as that recently articulated by Hiester and Pennell (1981). Instead, these systems can be used most effectively in the lattermost stages of the siting process - what Hiester and Pennell (1981) refer to as the site development phase, necessary only for the siting of large wind-energy conversion systems (WECS) or WECS clusters. Even for this particular application only four techniques appear to be operational now; that is, if used properly, these techniques should provide the data sets currently considered adequate for wind-energy siting purposes. They are, in rough order of increasing expense and operating demands: optical transverse wind sensors; acoustic Doppler sounders; time-of-flight and continuous wave (CW) Doppler lidar; and frequency-modulated, continuous wave (FM-CW) Doppler radar.

  1. Software Design 2 (Arduino Nano) BodyBody--RemotesRemotes

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    Spletzer, John R.

    Software Design 2 (Arduino Nano) BodyBody--RemotesRemotes Gesture Based Appliance Control System the room Large wireless range, e.g. 100 m range with 1mW XBees Safely separate the Arduino from input ways to lower cost further Switch to Arduino Mini Light Develop our own wireless modules Jacob

  2. Remotely operated pipe connector

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    Josefiak, Leonard J. (Scotia, NY); Cramer, Charles E. (Guilderford, NY)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for remotely assembling and disassembling a Graylock type coctor between a pipe and a closure for the pipe includes a base and a receptacle on the base for the closure. The pipe is moved into position vertically above the closure by a suitable positioning device such that the flange on the pipe is immediately adjacent and concentric with the flange on the closure. A moving device then moves two semicircular collars from a position free of the closure to a position such that the interior cam groove of each collar contacts the two flanges. Finally, a tensioning device automatically allows remote tightening and loosening of a nut and bolt assembly on each side of the collar to cause a seal ring located between the flanges to be compressed and to seal the closure. Release of the pipe and the connector is accomplished in the reverse order. Preferably, the nut and bolt assembly includes an elongate shaft portion on which a removable sleeve is located.

  3. Infrared Temperature Sensing of Mechanically Loaded Specimens: Thermal Analysis

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    Rabin, Yoed

    , not the instantaneous effect of heating within a single loading cycle. KEY WORDS--Infrared, temperature measurement, meInfrared Temperature Sensing of Mechanically Loaded Specimens: Thermal Analysis by Y. Rabin and D. Rittel ABSTRACT--Infrared temperature-sensing techniques have the major advantages of virtually

  4. Mid-infrared gas sensing using a photonic bandgap fiber

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    . The gas filling process of the air core is described, and qualitative methane concentrations measurements. Introduction Sensing of gas species and their concentrations is widely used for process control [1-proven technique requires a spectrometer and a sensing volume (gas cell) in which the light can interact

  5. Ris-PhD-Report Sensing the wind profile

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    wind farm and over at land at HÝvsÝre, Denmark. Both sensing techniques show a high degree of agreement Paper I: Offshore Wind Profiling using Light Detection and Ranging Measurements 72 Paper II: CharnockRisÝ-PhD-Report Sensing the wind profile Alfredo PeŮa RisÝ-PhD-45(EN) March 2009 #12;Author

  6. Micro environmental sensing device

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    Polosky, Marc A. (Tijeras, NM); Lukens, Laurance L. (Tijeras, NM)

    2006-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A microelectromechanical (MEM) acceleration switch is disclosed which includes a proof mass flexibly connected to a substrate, with the proof mass being moveable in a direction substantially perpendicular to the substrate in response to a sensed acceleration. An electrode on the proof mass contacts one or more electrodes located below the proof mass to provide a switch closure in response to the sensed acceleration. Electrical latching of the switch in the closed position is possible with an optional latching electrode. The MEM acceleration switch, which has applications for use as an environmental sensing device, can be fabricated using micromachining.

  7. Methods and systems for remote detection of gases

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    Johnson, Timothy J. (Pasco, WA)

    2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Novel systems and methods for remotely detecting at least one constituent of a gas via infrared detection are provided. A system includes at least one extended source of broadband infrared radiation and a spectrally sensitive receiver positioned remotely from the source. The source and the receiver are oriented such that a surface of the source is in the field of view of the receiver. The source includes a heating component thermally coupled to the surface, and the heating component is configured to heat the surface to a temperature above ambient temperature. The receiver is operable to collect spectral infrared absorption data representative of a gas present between the source and the receiver. The invention advantageously overcomes significant difficulties associated with active infrared detection techniques known in the art, and provides an infrared detection technique with a much greater sensitivity than passive infrared detection techniques known in the art.

  8. Methods and systems for remote detection of gases

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    Johnson, Timothy J

    2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Novel systems and methods for remotely detecting at least one constituent of a gas via infrared detection are provided. A system includes at least one extended source of broadband infrared radiation and a spectrally sensitive receiver positioned remotely from the source. The source and the receiver are oriented such that a surface of the source is in the field of view of the receiver. The source includes a heating component thermally coupled to the surface, and the heating component is configured to heat the surface to a temperature above ambient temperature. The receiver is operable to collect spectral infrared absorption data representative of a gas present between the source and the receiver. The invention advantageously overcomes significant difficulties associated with active infrared detection techniques known in the art, and provides an infrared detection technique with a much greater sensitivity than passive infrared detection techniques known in the art.

  9. Remote direct memory access

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    Archer, Charles J.; Blocksome, Michael A.

    2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods, parallel computers, and computer program products are disclosed for remote direct memory access. Embodiments include transmitting, from an origin DMA engine on an origin compute node to a plurality target DMA engines on target compute nodes, a request to send message, the request to send message specifying a data to be transferred from the origin DMA engine to data storage on each target compute node; receiving, by each target DMA engine on each target compute node, the request to send message; preparing, by each target DMA engine, to store data according to the data storage reference and the data length, including assigning a base storage address for the data storage reference; sending, by one or more of the target DMA engines, an acknowledgment message acknowledging that all the target DMA engines are prepared to receive a data transmission from the origin DMA engine; receiving, by the origin DMA engine, the acknowledgement message from the one or more of the target DMA engines; and transferring, by the origin DMA engine, data to data storage on each of the target compute nodes according to the data storage reference using a single direct put operation.

  10. ThermoSense: Occupancy Thermal Based Sensing for HVAC Control

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    Cerpa, Alberto E.

    ThermoSense: Occupancy Thermal Based Sensing for HVAC Control Alex Beltran Elect. Eng. & Comp Occupancy Sensing, Thermal Sensing, HVAC Control 1. INTRODUCTION From 1980 to 2010, energy in the United, November 13-14 2013, Rome, Italy. Copyright 2013 ACM 978-1-4503-2431-1/13/11 ...$15.00. (HVAC) consumed 42

  11. A sense of place

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    Brown, Blain, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thesis argues that a sense of place is one of the most fundamentally important quality of architecture and cities and attempts to show that legibility and latency are the aspects of the environment which contribute ...

  12. Retroreflective systems for remote readout

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    Deason, V.A.; Colwell, F.S.; Ricks, K.L.

    1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A sensing device is described for sensing an environmental factor. The device includes a retroreflective layer disposed in a parallel, facing relationship with a sensing layer. The sensing layer has an initial optical absorption capacity for (1) sensing a presence of an environmental factor, (2) experiencing a change in optical absorption capacity responsive to said environmental factor, and (3) transmitting and attenuating light. A first portion of the sensing layer is sealed off from exposure to the environment while a second portion remains exposed to the environment such that, when the environmental factor is present, the first portion of the sensing layer is prevented from experiencing a change in optical absorption capacity responsive to said environmental factor. Well-collimated light beams are passed through the sensing layer and are reflected back from the retroreflective layer for processing. When the environmental factor is present, the beams which pass through the second portion are attenuated responsive to an increase in optical absorption capacity and are compared with the non-attenuated beams passing through the first portion to calculate the presence and quantity of the environmental factor. 7 figs.

  13. Retroreflective systems for remote readout

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    Deason, Vance A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Colwell, Frederick S. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ricks, Kirk L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A sensing device for sensing an environmental factor. The device includes a retroreflective layer disposed in a parallel, facing relationship with a sensing layer. The sensing layer has an initial optical absorption capacity for (i) sensing a presence of an environmental factor, (ii) experiencing a change in optical absorption capacity responsive to said environmental factor, and (iii) transmitting and attenuating light. A first portion of the sensing layer is sealed off from exposure to the environment while a second portion remains exposed to the environment such that, when the environmental factor is present, the first portion of the sensing layer is prevented from experiencing a change in optical absorption capacity responsive to said environmental factor. Well-collimated light beams are passed through the sensing layer and are reflected back from the retroreflective layer for processing. When the environmental factor is present, the beams which pass through the second portion are attenuated responsive to an increase in optical absorption capacity and are compared with the non-attenuated beams passing through the first portion to calculate the presence and quantity of the environmental factor.

  14. Remote drill bit loader

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    Dokos, J.A.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A drill bit loader is described for loading a tapered shank of a drill bit into a similarly tapered recess in the end of a drill spindle. The spindle has a transverse slot at the inner end of the recess. The end of the tapered shank of the drill bit has a transverse tang adapted to engage in the slot so that the drill bit will be rotated by the spindle. The loader is in the form of a cylinder adapted to receive the drill bit with the shank projecting out of the outer end of the cylinder. Retainer pins prevent rotation of the drill bit in the cylinder. The spindle is lowered to extend the shank of the drill bit into the recess in the spindle and the spindle is rotated to align the slot in the spindle with the tang on the shank. A spring unit in the cylinder is compressed by the drill bit during its entry into the recess of the spindle and resiliently drives the tang into the slot in the spindle when the tang and slot are aligned. In typical remote drilling operations, whether in hot cells or water pits, drill bits have been held using a collet or end mill type holder with set screws. In either case, to load or change a drill bit required the use master-slave manipulators to position the bits and tighten the collet or set screws. This requirement eliminated many otherwise useful work areas because they were not equipped with slaves, particularly in water pits.

  15. Technical Note / Note technique The advanced scatterometer (ASCAT) on the

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    operational (MetOp) platform: A follow on for European wind scatterometers J. Figa-Salda√Īa, J.J.W. Wilson, E the European remote sensing (ERS) satellites have proven their usefulness for weather analyses and forecasting scatterometer (ASCAT) on board the meteorological operational (MetOp) platforms is the follow on for European

  16. T-573: Windows Remote Desktop Client DLL Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

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    A vulnerability was reported in Windows Remote Desktop Client. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

  17. University of Nevada, Reno Tree crown mortality associated with roads in the Lake Tahoe Basin: a remote

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    Weisberg, Peter J.

    University of Nevada, Reno Tree crown mortality associated with roads in the Lake Tahoe Basin entitled Tree crown mortality associated with roads in the Lake Tahoe Basin: a remote sensing approach, Advisor Robert S. Nowak, Committee Member Wendy Calvin, Graduate School Representative Marsha H. Read, Ph

  18. Did biological activity in the Ionian Sea change after the Eastern Mediterranean Transient? Results from the analysis of remote

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    , characterize and predict the effect of climate changes on the relevant aspects of ecosystem dynamics. Estimates of the supposed climate change. [4] Only two significantly long time series of remote sensing data in the visibleDid biological activity in the Ionian Sea change after the Eastern Mediterranean Transient? Results

  19. Weighted Soft Decision for Cooperative Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks

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    Shahid, Mohammad Iqbal Bin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhancing the current services or deploying new services operating in RF spectrum requires more licensed spectrum which may not be provided by the regulatory bodies because of spectrum scarcity. On the contrary, recent studies suggest that many portions of the licensed spectrum remains unused or underused for significant period of time raising the issue of spectrum access without license in an opportunistic manner. Among all the spectrum accessing techniques, sensing based methods are considered optimal for their simplicity and cost effectiveness. In this paper, we introduce a new cooperative spectrum sensing technique which considers the spatial variation of secondary (unlicensed) users and each user's contribution is weighted by a factor that depends on received power and path loss. Compared to existing techniques, the proposed one increases the sensing ability and spectrum utilization, and offers greater robustness to noise uncertainty. Moreover, this cooperative technique uses very simple energy detector ...

  20. AIRBORNE, OPTICAL REMOTE SENSNG OF METHANE AND ETHANE FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINE LEAK DETECTION

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    Jerry Myers

    2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Ophir Corporation was awarded a contract by the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory under the Project Title ''Airborne, Optical Remote Sensing of Methane and Ethane for Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Detection'' on October 14, 2002. The scope of the work involved designing and developing an airborne, optical remote sensor capable of sensing methane and, if possible, ethane for the detection of natural gas pipeline leaks. Flight testing using a custom dual wavelength, high power fiber amplifier was initiated in February 2005. Ophir successfully demonstrated the airborne system, showing that it was capable of discerning small amounts of methane from a simulated pipeline leak. Leak rates as low as 150 standard cubic feet per hour (scf/h) were detected by the airborne sensor.

  1. Subwavelength resonant nanostructured films for sensing

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    Alvine, Kyle J.; Bernacki, Bruce E.; Suter, Jonathan D.; Bennett, Wendy D.; Edwards, Daniel L.; Mendoza, Albert

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a novel subwavelength nanostructure architecture that may be utilized for optical standoff sensing applications. The subwavelength structures are fabricated via a combination of nanoimprint lithography and metal sputtering to create metallic nanostructured films encased within a transparent media. The structures are based on the open ring resonator (ORR) architecture and have their analog in resonant LC circuits, which display a resonance frequency that is inversely proportional to the square root of the product of the inductance and capacitance. Therefore, any perturbation of the nanostructured films due to chemical or environmental effects can alter the inductive or capacitive behavior of the subwavelength features, which can shift the resonant frequency and provide an indication of the external stimulus. This shift in resonance can be interrogated remotely either actively using either laser illumination or passively using hyperspectral or multispectral sensing. These structures may be designed to be either anisotropic or isotropic, which can also provide polarization-sensitive interrogation. Due to the nanometer-scale of the structures, they can be tailored to be optically responsive in the visible or near infrared spectrum with a highly reflective resonant peak that is dependent solely on structural dimensions and material characteristics. We present experimental measurements of the optical response of these structures as a function of wavelength, polarization, and incident angle demonstrating the resonant effect in the near infrared region. Numerical modeling data showing the effect of different fabrication parameters such as structure parameters are also discussed.

  2. Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetwith Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications (a)Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications only a

  3. Connecting Remote Clusters with ATM

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    Hu, T.C.; Wyckoff, P.S.

    1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia's entry into utilizing clusters of networked workstations is called Computational Plant or CPlant for short. The design of CPlant uses Ethernet to boot the individual nodes, Myrinet to communicate within a node cluster, and ATM to connect between remote clusters. This SAND document covers the work done to enable the use of ATM on the CPlant nodes in the Fall of 1997.

  4. The Remote Media Immersion (RMI)

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    the ultimate digital media delivery platform. Its streaming media server delivers multiple high- bandwidth aspects). The hope is that our advances in digital media delivery will enable new applicationsThe Remote Media Immersion (RMI) system blends multiple cutting- edge media technologies to create

  5. Microelectromechanical acceleration-sensing apparatus

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    Lee, Robb M. (Albuquerque, NM); Shul, Randy J. (Albuquerque, NM); Polosky, Marc A. (Albuquerque, NM); Hoke, Darren A. (Albuquerque, NM); Vernon, George E. (Rio Rancho, NM)

    2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    An acceleration-sensing apparatus is disclosed which includes a moveable shuttle (i.e. a suspended mass) and a latch for capturing and holding the shuttle when an acceleration event is sensed above a predetermined threshold level. The acceleration-sensing apparatus provides a switch closure upon sensing the acceleration event and remains latched in place thereafter. Examples of the acceleration-sensing apparatus are provided which are responsive to an acceleration component in a single direction (i.e. a single-sided device) or to two oppositely-directed acceleration components (i.e. a dual-sided device). A two-stage acceleration-sensing apparatus is also disclosed which can sense two acceleration events separated in time. The acceleration-sensing apparatus of the present invention has applications, for example, in an automotive airbag deployment system.

  6. T-606: Sun Java System Access Manager Lets Remote Users Partially Modify Data and Remote Authenticated Users Partially Access Data

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    Sun Java System Access Manager Lets Remote Users Partially Modify Data and Remote Authenticated Users Partially Access Data.

  7. Chemical sensing flow probe

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    Laguna, G.R.; Peter, F.J.; Butler, M.A.

    1999-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A new chemical probe determines the properties of an analyte using the light absorption of the products of a reagent/analyte reaction. The probe places a small reaction volume in contact with a large analyte volume. Analyte diffuses into the reaction volume. Reagent is selectively supplied to the reaction volume. The light absorption of the reaction in the reaction volume indicates properties of the original analyte. The probe is suitable for repeated use in remote or hostile environments. It does not require physical sampling of the analyte or result in significant regent contamination of the analyte reservoir. 7 figs.

  8. Chemical sensing flow probe

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Laguna, George R. (Albuquerque, NM); Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Butler, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new chemical probe determines the properties of an analyte using the light absorption of the products of a reagent/analyte reaction. The probe places a small reaction volume in contact with a large analyte volume. Analyte diffuses into the reaction volume. Reagent is selectively supplied to the reaction volume. The light absorption of the reaction in the reaction volume indicates properties of the original analyte. The probe is suitable for repeated use in remote or hostile environments. It does not require physical sampling of the analyte or result in significant regent contamination of the analyte reservoir.

  9. Amplification of Xenon NMR and MRI by remote detection

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    Moule, Adam J.; Spence, Megan M.; Han, Song-I.; Seeley, JulietteA.; Pierce, Kimberly L.; Saxena, Sunil; Pines, Alexander

    2003-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel technique is proposed in which a nuclear magneticresonance (NMR) spectrum or magnetic resonance image (MRI) is encoded andstored as spin polarization and is then moved to a different physicallocation to be detected. Remote detection allows the separateoptimization of the encoding and detection steps, permitting theindependent choice of experimental conditions, and excitation anddetection methodologies. In the first experimental demonstration of thistechnique, we show that NMR signal can be amplified by taking diluted129Xe from a porous sample placed inside a large encoding coil, andconcentrating it into a smaller detection coil. In general, the study ofNMR active molecules at low concentration that have low physical fillingfactor is facilitated by remote detection. In the second experiment, MRIinformation encoded in a very low field magnet (4-7mT) is transferred toa high field magnet (4.2 T) in order to be detected under optimizedconditions. Furthermore, remote detection allows the utilization ofultra-sensitive optical or superconducting detection techniques, whichbroadens the horizon of NMR experimentation.

  10. Disposable remote zero headspace extractor

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    Hand, Julie J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Roberts, Mark P. (Arco, ID)

    2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The remote zero headspace extractor uses a sampling container inside a stainless steel vessel to perform toxicity characteristics leaching procedure to analyze volatile organic compounds. The system uses an in line filter for ease of replacement. This eliminates cleaning and disassembly of the extractor. All connections are made with quick connect fittings which can be easily replaced. After use, the bag can be removed and disposed of, and a new sampling container is inserted for the next extraction.

  11. Dismantling techniques

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    Wiese, E.

    1998-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Most of the dismantling techniques used in a Decontamination and Dismantlement (D and D) project are taken from conventional demolition practices. Some modifications to the techniques are made to limit exposure to the workers or to lessen the spread of contamination to the work area. When working on a D and D project, it is best to keep the dismantling techniques and tools as simple as possible. The workers will be more efficient and safer using techniques that are familiar to them. Prior experience with the technique or use of mock-ups is the best way to keep workers safe and to keep the project on schedule.

  12. Experience with Remote Job Execution

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    Lynch, Vickie E [ORNL; Cobb, John W [ORNL; Green, Mark L [ORNL; Kohl, James Arthur [ORNL; Miller, Stephen D [ORNL; Ren, Shelly [ORNL; Smith, Bradford C [ORNL; Vazhkudai, Sudharshan S [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Neutron Science Portal at Oak Ridge National Laboratory submits jobs to the TeraGrid for remote job execution. The TeraGrid is a network of high performance computers supported by the US National Science Foundation. There are eleven partner facilities with over a petaflop of peak computing performance and sixty petabytes of long-term storage. Globus is installed on a local machine and used for job submission. The graphical user interface is produced by java coding that reads an XML file. After submission, the status of the job is displayed in a Job Information Service window which queries globus for the status. The output folder produced in the scratch directory of the TeraGrid machine is returned to the portal with globus-url-copy command that uses the gridftp servers on the TeraGrid machines. This folder is copied from the stage-in directory of the community account to the user's results directory where the output can be plotted using the portal's visualization services. The primary problem with remote job execution is diagnosing execution problems. We have daily tests of submitting multiple remote jobs from the portal. When these jobs fail on a computer, it is difficult to diagnose the problem from the globus output. Successes and problems will be presented.

  13. Remote high-temperature insulatorless heat-flux gauge

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    Noel, B.W.

    1993-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A remote optical heat-flux gauge for use in extremely high temperature environments is described. This application is possible because of the use of thermographic phosphors as the sensing media, and the omission of the need for an intervening layer of insulator between phosphor layers. The gauge has no electrical leads, but is interrogated with ultraviolet or laser light. The luminescence emitted by the two phosphor layers, which is indicative of the temperature of the layers, is collected and analyzed in order to determine the heat flux incident on the surface being investigated. The two layers of thermographic phosphor must be of different materials to assure that the spectral lines collected will be distinguishable. Spatial heat-flux measurements can be made by scanning the light across the surface of the gauge. 3 figures.

  14. Remote high-temperature insulatorless heat-flux gauge

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    Noel, Bruce W. (Espanola, NM)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A remote optical heat-flux gauge for use in extremely high temperature environments is described. This application is possible because of the use of thermographic phosphors as the sensing media, and the omission of the need for an intervening layer of insulator between phosphor layers. The gauge has no electrical leads, but is interrogated with ultraviolet or laser light. The luminescence emitted by the two phosphor layers, which is indicative of the temperature of the layers, is collected and analyzed in order to determine the heat flux incident on the surface being investigated. The two layers of thermographic phosphor must be of different materials to assure that the spectral lines collected will be distinguishable. Spatial heat-flux measurements can be made by scanning the light across the surface of the gauge.

  15. Remote-handled transuranic system assessment. Volume 1

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    NONE

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document identifies the necessary actions for addressing current questions concerning the safe and efficient disposal of remote-handled transuranic wastes that have been generated through Department of Energy activities. In addition, this document presents summaries of existing information and analyses regarding the potential alternatives for disposing of remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste at the Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). A further discussion of DOE`s approach for addressing RH-TRU issues is contained in the document, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Disposal Strategy, DOE/WIPP-95-1090 (DOE, 1995a). Of this stored and projected inventory, approximately 30% can be characterized with current technology and subsequently certified to meet the waste acceptance criteria for disposal at WIPP; characterization of the remaining 70% will require the use of alternative techniques. At most of the generator sites, characterization equipment and facilities need to be procured in order for the sites to certify waste for shipment either to WIPP or to an interim site. If surface dose rates are too high, the use of non-invasive techniques such as non-destructive examination (NDE) and non-destructive assay (NDA) may be precluded. Characterization methods using NDA can be effectively used on RH-TRU wastes with surface dose rates of less than 1.0 rem/hr (neutron); NDE methods are effective on waste with surface dose rates of less than 10 rem/hr (gamma). The ability to use current NDE technology on waste with surface dose rates above 10 rem/hr will need to be demonstrated. Alternate characterization techniques, such as examination within a hot cell, could be used for the remaining waste; however, such techniques are labor intensive and would require additional effort to gather assay data. Improvements in characterization capabilities are being pursued through future technology development initiatives.

  16. Sandia National Laboratories: Sensing

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErikGroundbreaking Work onClimateSemiconductor RevolutionSensing NASA Award for

  17. Extracting Curvilinear Features from SAR Images 1 Preprint, Proceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Quantitative Remote Sensing for

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    *, Steven J. Ross*, and John F. Vesecky** *The University of Michigan, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (313) 764-5137 EMAIL: daida@eecs.umich.edu **The University of Michigan, Dept AOSS, 2455 Hayward Ave Ice: Algorithm Discovery Using the Genetic Programming Paradigm Jason M. Daida*, Jonathan D. Hommes

  18. T-573: Windows Remote Desktop Client DLL Loading Error Lets Remote...

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    the target user opens a valid Remote Desktop configuration file (.rdp) from the same directory as the DLL file, the application may load the remote user's DLL instead of the...

  19. Resistive hydrogen sensing element

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    Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods are described for providing a hydrogen sensing element with a more robust exposed metallization by application of a discontinuous or porous overlay to hold the metallization firmly on the substrate. An apparatus includes: a substantially inert, electrically-insulating substrate; a first Pd containing metallization deposited upon the substrate and completely covered by a substantially hydrogen-impermeable layer so as to form a reference resistor on the substrate; a second Pd containing metallization deposited upon the substrate and at least a partially accessible to a gas to be tested, so as to form a hydrogen-sensing resistor; a protective structure disposed upon at least a portion of the second Pd containing metallization and at least a portion of the substrate to improve the attachment of the second Pd containing metallization to the substrate while allowing the gas to contact said the second Pd containing metallization; and a resistance bridge circuit coupled to both the first and second Pd containing metallizations. The circuit determines the difference in electrical resistance between the first and second Pd containing metallizations. The hydrogen concentration in the gas may be determined. The systems and methods provide advantages because adhesion is improved without adversely effecting measurement speed or sensitivity.

  20. Compressed Sensing Off the Grid

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    2012-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 26, 2012 ... pressed sensing, the frequencies are not assumed to lie on a grid, but ... where the true parameters lie on the grid, discretization has several.

  1. SNS Target Test Facility: Prototype Hg Operations and Remote Handling Tests P. T. Spampinato, T. W. Burgess, J. B. Chesser, V. B. Graves, and S.L. Schrock

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    McDonald, Kirk

    SNS Target Test Facility: Prototype Hg Operations and Remote Handling Tests P. T. Spampinato, T. W remote handling techniques and tools for replacing target system components. During the past year and analytical data. These included a welded-tube heat exchanger, an electromagnetic flow meter, a hydraulically

  2. Estimation of Relative Position and Coordination of Mobile Underwater Robotic Platforms through Electric Sensing

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Electric Sensing Yannick Morel, Mathieu Porez, and Auke J. Ijspeert Abstract-- In the context of underwater this issue, we propose the use of electric sensing, with a technique inspired by weakly electric fishes. In particular, the approach relies on one or several of the agents applying an electric field

  3. Remote imaging of concealed objects

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    Lev, Aner, E-mail: lev@soreq.gov.il; Sfez, Bruno, E-mail: lev@soreq.gov.il [Soreq NRC, Yavne, 81800 (Israel)

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical detection of objects hidden behind opaque screening layers is a challenging problem. We demonstrate an optically detected echographic-like method that combines collimated acoustic and laser beams. The acoustic waves cross the screening layers and their back-reflection from the hidden objects is detected through the analysis of a dynamic laser speckle pattern created at the outer surface of the screening layer. Real-time remote detection of moving targets 15 meters away, with a few mm resolutions is demonstrated using a very sensitive camera detection scheme.

  4. Remote Access | The Ames Laboratory

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared at 278, 298,NIST31 ORV 15051 ModificationRemote Access Ames

  5. Remote Desktop | Argonne National Laboratory

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared at 278, 298,NIST31 ORV 15051 ModificationRemote Access

  6. Admitting that admitting verb sense into corpus analyses makes sense

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    Elman, Jeff

    be addressed to Mary Hare, Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403Admitting that admitting verb sense into corpus analyses makes sense Mary Hare Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA Ken McRae University of Western Ontario, London, Canada Jeffrey L. Elman

  7. Remotely readable fiber optic compass

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    Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM); Swift, Gregory W. (Los Alamos, NM); Garrett, Steven L. (Pebble Beach, CA)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A remotely readable fiber optic compass. A sheet polarizer is affixed to a magnet rotatably mounted in a compass body, such that the polarizer rotates with the magnet. The optical axis of the sheet polarizer is preferably aligned with the north-south axis of the magnet. A single excitation light beam is divided into four identical beams, two of which are passed through the sheet polarizer and through two fixed polarizing sheets which have their optical axes at right angles to one another. The angle of the compass magnet with respect to a fixed axis of the compass body can be determined by measuring the ratio of the intensities of the two light beams. The remaining ambiguity as to which of the four possible quadrants the magnet is pointing to is resolved by the second pair of light beams, which are passed through the sheet polarizer at positions which are transected by two semicircular opaque strips formed on the sheet polarizer. The incoming excitation beam and the four return beams are communicated by means of optical fibers, giving a remotely readable compass which has no electrical parts.

  8. Ion sensing method

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    Smith, Richard Harding; Martin, Glenn Brian

    2004-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention allows the determination of trace levels of ionic substances in a sample solution (ions, metal ions, and other electrically charged molecules) by coupling a separation method, such as liquid chromatography, with ion selective electrodes (ISE) prepared so as to allow detection at activities below 10.sup.-6 M. The separation method distributes constituent molecules into fractions due to unique chemical and physical properties, such as charge, hydrophobicity, specific binding interactions, or movement in an electrical field. The separated fractions are detected by means of the ISE(s). These ISEs can be used singly or in an array. Accordingly, modifications in the ISEs are used to permit detection of low activities, specifically, below 10.sup.-6 M, by using low activities of the primary analyte (the molecular species which is specifically detected) in the inner filling solution of the ISE. Arrays constructed in various ways allow flow-through sensing for multiple ions.

  9. Extended range chemical sensing apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hughes, R.C.; Schubert, W.K.

    1994-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus is described for sensing chemicals over extended range of concentrations. In particular, first and second sensors each having separate, but overlapping ranges for sensing concentrations of hydrogen are provided. Preferably, the first sensor is a MOS solid state device wherein the metal electrode or gate is a nickel alloy. The second sensor is a chemiresistor comprising a nickel alloy. 6 figures.

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

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    TE Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Remote Adjacent Authenticated Users Gain Root Shell Access V-076: Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and...

  11. U-074: Microsoft .NET Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary...

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    4: Microsoft .NET Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands, Access User Accounts, and Redirect Users U-074: Microsoft .NET Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands,...

  12. V-149: Microsoft Internet Explorer Object Access Bug Lets Remote...

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    CDwnBindInfo Object Reuse Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code U-047: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary...

  13. U-031: Microsoft Active Directory CRL Validation Flaw Lets Remote...

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    1: Microsoft Active Directory CRL Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Bypass Authentication U-031: Microsoft Active Directory CRL Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Bypass...

  14. V-103: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass Authenticatio...

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    RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass Authentication Requirements March 4, 2013 - 12:27am Addthis PROBLEM: RSA Authentication Agent Lets Remote Users Bypass...

  15. V-150: Apache VCL Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated...

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    Tomcat FORM Authenticator Lets Remote Users Conduct Session Fixation Attacks U-084: Cisco Digital Media Manager Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges U-233:...

  16. U-010:HP Onboard Administrator Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users...

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    HP Service Manager Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Gain Unauthorized Access V-120: EMC Smarts Network Configuration Manager Java RMI Access Control Flaw Lets Remote Users...

  17. Equitable Access: Remote and Rural Communities 'Transport Needs...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Equitable Access: Remote and Rural Communities 'Transport Needs' Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Equitable Access: Remote and Rural Communities...

  18. U-137: HP Performance Manager Unspecified Bug Lets Remote Users...

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    7: HP Performance Manager Unspecified Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Codes U-137: HP Performance Manager Unspecified Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Codes March...

  19. Advanced 3D Sensing and Visualization System for Unattended Monitoring

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    Carlson, J.J.; Little, C.Q.; Nelson, C.L.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project was to create a reliable, 3D sensing and visualization system for unattended monitoring. The system provides benefits for several of Sandia's initiatives including nonproliferation, treaty verification, national security and critical infrastructure surety. The robust qualities of the system make it suitable for both interior and exterior monitoring applications. The 3D sensing system combines two existing sensor technologies in a new way to continuously maintain accurate 3D models of both static and dynamic components of monitored areas (e.g., portions of buildings, roads, and secured perimeters in addition to real-time estimates of the shape, location, and motion of humans and moving objects). A key strength of this system is the ability to monitor simultaneous activities on a continuous basis, such as several humans working independently within a controlled workspace, while also detecting unauthorized entry into the workspace. Data from the sensing system is used to identi~ activities or conditions that can signi~ potential surety (safety, security, and reliability) threats. The system could alert a security operator of potential threats or could be used to cue other detection, inspection or warning systems. An interactive, Web-based, 3D visualization capability was also developed using the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML). The intex%ace allows remote, interactive inspection of a monitored area (via the Internet or Satellite Links) using a 3D computer model of the area that is rendered from actual sensor data.

  20. Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    infomechanical systems: A mobile wireless sensor networkMobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetsystems per- formed using mobile robot sensing systems. Both

  1. Mercury Sensing with Optically Responsive Gold Nanoparticles

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    James, Jay Zachary

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We assume that the mass of mercury adsorbed at saturation istactics, nanoparticle based mercury sensing should advancemost sensitive method for mercury sensing. References "1!

  2. Compressive Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Networks.

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    Nakarmi, Ukash

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Spectrum sensing is the most important part in cognitive radios. Wideband spectrum sensing requires high speed and large data samples. It makes sampling process challengingÖ (more)

  3. Benchmarking Compressed Sensing, Super-Resolution, and Filter Diagonalization

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    Markovich, Thomas; Sanders, Jacob N; Aspuru-Guzik, Alan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Signal processing techniques have been developed that use different strategies to bypass the Nyquist sampling theorem in order to recover more information than a traditional discrete Fourier transform. Here we examine three such methods: filter diagonalization, compressed sensing, and super-resolution. We apply them to a broad range of signal forms commonly found in science and engineering in order to discover when and how each method can be used most profitably. We find that filter diagonalization provides the best results for Lorentzian signals, while compressed sensing and super-resolution perform better for arbitrary signals.

  4. Distributed Fiber Optic Gas Sensing for Harsh Environment

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    Juntao Wu

    2008-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes work to develop a novel distributed fiber-optic micro-sensor that is capable of detecting common fossil fuel gases in harsh environments. During the 32-month research and development (R&D) program, GE Global Research successfully synthesized sensing materials using two techniques: sol-gel based fiber surface coating and magnetron sputtering based fiber micro-sensor integration. Palladium nanocrystalline embedded silica matrix material (nc-Pd/Silica), nanocrystalline palladium oxides (nc-PdO{sub x}) and palladium alloy (nc-PdAuN{sub 1}), and nanocrystalline tungsten (nc-WO{sub x}) sensing materials were identified to have high sensitivity and selectivity to hydrogen; while the palladium doped and un-doped nanocrystalline tin oxide (nc-PdSnO{sub 2} and nc-SnO{sub 2}) materials were verified to have high sensitivity and selectivity to carbon monoxide. The fiber micro-sensor comprises an apodized long-period grating in a single-mode fiber, and the fiber grating cladding surface was functionalized by above sensing materials with a typical thickness ranging from a few tens of nanometers to a few hundred nanometers. GE found that the morphologies of such sensing nanomaterials are either nanoparticle film or nanoporous film with a typical size distribution from 5-10 nanometers. nc-PdO{sub x} and alloy sensing materials were found to be highly sensitive to hydrogen gas within the temperature range from ambient to 150 C, while nc-Pd/Silica and nc-WO{sub x} sensing materials were found to be suitable to be operated from 150 C to 500 C for hydrogen gas detection. The palladium doped and un-doped nc-SnO{sub 2} materials also demonstrated sensitivity to carbon monoxide gas at approximately 500 C. The prototyped fiber gas sensing system developed in this R&D program is based on wavelength-division-multiplexing technology in which each fiber sensor is identified according to its transmission spectra features within the guiding mode and cladding modes. The interaction between the sensing material and fossil fuel gas results in a refractive index change and optical absorption in the sensing layer. This induces mode coupling strength and boundary conditions changes and thereby shifts the central wavelengths of the guiding mode and cladding modes propagation. GE's experiments demonstrated that such an interaction between the fossil fuel gas and sensing material not only shifts the central wavelengths of the guide mode and cladding modes propagation, but also alters their power loss characteristics. The integrated fiber gas sensing system includes multiple fiber gas sensors, fiber Bragg grating-based temperature sensors, fiber optical interrogator, and signal processing software.

  5. Heating remote rooms in passive solar buildings

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    Balcomb, J.D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Remote rooms can be effectively heated by convection through a connecting doorway. A simple steady-state equation is developed for design purposes. Validation of a dynamic model is achieved using data obtained over a 13-day period. Dynamic effects are investigated using a simulation analysis for three different cases of driving temperature; the effect is to reduce the temperature difference between the driving room and the remote room compared to the steady-state model. For large temperature swings in the driving room a strategy which uses the intervening door in a diode mode is effective. The importance of heat-storing mass in the remote room is investigated.

  6. Displacement sensing system and method

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    VunKannon Jr., Robert S

    2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A displacement sensing system and method addresses demanding requirements for high precision sensing of displacement of a shaft, for use typically in a linear electro-dynamic machine, having low failure rates over multi-year unattended operation in hostile environments. Applications include outer space travel by spacecraft having high-temperature, sealed environments without opportunity for servicing over many years of operation. The displacement sensing system uses a three coil sensor configuration, including a reference and sense coils, to provide a pair of ratio-metric signals, which are inputted into a synchronous comparison circuit, which is synchronously processed for a resultant displacement determination. The pair of ratio-metric signals are similarly affected by environmental conditions so that the comparison circuit is able to subtract or nullify environmental conditions that would otherwise cause changes in accuracy to occur.

  7. Informative sensing : theory and applications

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    Chang, Hyun Sung

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Compressed sensing is a recent theory for the sampling and reconstruction of sparse signals. Sparse signals only occupy a tiny fraction of the entire signal space and thus have a small amount of information, relative to ...

  8. Remote multi-position information gathering system and method

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    Hirschfeld, Tomas B. (Livermore, CA)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A technique for gathering specific information from various remote locations, especially fluorimetric information characteristic of particular materials at the various locations is disclosed herein. This technique uses a single source of light disposed at still a different, central location and an overall optical network including an arrangement of optical fibers cooperating with the light source for directing individual light beams into the different information bearing locations. The incoming light beams result in corresponding displays of light, e.g., fluorescent light, containing the information to be obtained. The optical network cooperates with these light displays at the various locations for directing outgoing light beams containing the same information as their cooperating displays from these locations to the central location. Each of these outgoing beams is applied to a detection arrangement, e.g., a fluorescence spectroscope, for retrieving the information contained thereby.

  9. U-203: HP Photosmart Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A vulnerability was reported in HP Photosmart. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

  10. Remote-handled transuranic system assessment appendices. Volume 2

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    NONE

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volume 2 of this report contains six appendices to the report: Inventory and generation of remote-handled transuranic waste; Remote-handled transuranic waste site storage; Characterization of remote-handled transuranic waste; RH-TRU waste treatment alternatives system analysis; Packaging and transportation study; and Remote-handled transuranic waste disposal alternatives.

  11. U-176: Wireshark Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Several vulnerabilities were reported in Wireshark. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

  12. Electrochemical Techniques

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    Chen, Gang; Lin, Yuehe

    2008-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Sensitive and selective detection techniques are of crucial importance for capillary electrophoresis (CE), microfluidic chips, and other microfluidic systems. Electrochemical detectors have attracted considerable interest for microfluidic systems with features that include high sensitivity, inherent miniaturization of both the detection and control instrumentation, low cost and power demands, and high compatibility with microfabrication technology. The commonly used electrochemical detectors can be classified into three general modes: conductimetry, potentiometry, and amperometry.

  13. A Novel Inkjet-Printed Passive Microfluidic RFID-based Sensing Platform Benajmin S. Cook, James R. Cooper, Sangkil Kim, and Manos M. Tentzeris

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    A Novel Inkjet-Printed Passive Microfluidic RFID-based Sensing Platform Benajmin S. Cook, James R platform combining RFID, microfluidics and inkjet printing technology that enables remote fluid analysis. Index Terms-- Inkjet Printing, Microfluidics, RFID, Antennas, Wireless Sensors, Passive Sensors I

  14. Fiber optically isolated and remotely stabilized data transmission system

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    Nelson, M.A.

    1992-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A fiber optically isolated and remotely stabilized data transmission systems described wherein optical data may be transmitted over an optical data fiber from a remote source which includes a data transmitter and a power supply at the remote source. The transmitter may be remotely calibrated and stabilized via an optical control fiber, and the power source may be remotely cycled between duty and standby modes via an optical control fiber. 3 figs.

  15. Multi-Spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) for remote sensing studies

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    Phipps, GS; Grotbeck, CL

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Multi-spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) has been developed as a well-calibrated, imaging radiometer for studies of cloud properties from an unmanned aerospace vehicle platform. The instrument is designed to fly at altitudes up to 20 km and produce data from nine spectral detector modules. Each module has its own telescope optics, linear detector array, spectral filter, and necessary electronics. Cryogenic cooling for the long-wavelength infrared modules, as well as temperature regulation of the short- wavelength modules, is provided by a liquid nitrogen system designed to operate for multi-day missions. Pre- and post-flight calibration, combined with an on-board calibration chopper, provide an instrument with state-of-the-art radiometric measurement accuracies. Each module has a {+-}40{degree} across-track field-of-view and images a curved footprint onto its linear detector array. The long-wavelength array types have 256 detector elements while the short-wavelength arrays can have 512 elements. A modular design allows individual spectral bands to be changed to match the requirements for a particular mission.

  16. Multi Spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) for remote sensing cloud studies

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    Phipps, G.S.; Grotbeck, C.L.

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Multi Spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) has been developed as are relatively inexpensive ({approximately}$IM/copy), well-calibrated,imaging radiometer for aircraft studies of cloud properties. The instrument is designed to fly on an Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) platform at altitudes from the surface up to 20 km. MPIR is being developed to support the Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle portion of the Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurements program (ARM/UAV). Radiation-cloud interactions are the dominant uncertainty in the current General Circulation Models used for atmospheric climate studies. Reduction of this uncertainty is a top scientific priority of the US Global Change Research Program and the ARM program. While the DOE`s ARM program measures a num-ber of parameters from the ground-based Clouds and Radiation Testbed sites, it was recognized from the outset that other key parameters are best measured by sustained airborne data taking. These measurements are critical in our understanding of global change issues as well as for improved atmospheric and near space weather forecasting applications.

  17. Canopy spectral invariants for remote sensing and model applications Dong Huang a,, Yuri Knyazikhin a

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    probability; Radiative transfer 1. Introduction The solar energy that transits through the atmosphere, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland d NERC Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics and Department canopy to the incident solar radiation at the leaf and the canopy scale and allow for a simple

  18. Canopy spectral invariants for remote sensing and model applications Dong Huang1

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    Jones, Peter JS

    of the three dimensional vegetation canopy. 2 #12;1. Introduction The solar energy that transits through of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 4 Department of Geography, University College London, London, U.K. 5 Centro di the spectral response of a vegetation canopy to the incident solar radiation at the leaf and the canopy scale

  19. 1 INTRODUCTION There is an increased use of remote sensing (RS) in

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    Grunwald, Sabine

    , have led to significant changes in ecosystem structure in the wetland (Bruland et al., 2007). Soils

  20. Use of Satellite Remote Sensing in Monitoring Saltcedar Control along the Lower Pecos River, USA

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    Nagihara, Seiichi; Hart, Charles R.

    2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    generated from the Landsat 7 ETM+ data obtained on October 2, 2000. In September 1999, herbicides were applied for the first time along some sections of the river (Fig. 6). The impact of the treatment did not show till the following growing season..., which corresponds to ground observations. Figure 7 shows an NDVI image produced from Landsat 7 ETM+ data obtained in early October 2 of 2000. Note in Fig. 7 that the areas of 1999 herbicide applications are considerably darker than in the NDVI image...

  1. Development of a remotely sensing seasonal vegetation-based Palmer Drought Severity

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 7 College of Global of global drying, which confirms that PDSI_Th overestimates the global drying in response to global warming antecedent precipitation, moisture supply, and moisture demand into account by using a two-layered soil

  2. APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING AND GIS FOR GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION AND GROUNDWATER POTENTIAL ZONE IDENTIFICATION,

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    Mege, Daniel

    . Likewise, the huge livestock potential of the country has to get reliable water supply. The shortage mineralization areas (Chorowicz, et al., 1998; Mege and Korme, 2003a and 2003b). In addition to this, the water of water is acute in lowland and in some highland areas. Therefore, it is essential to explore water

  3. Remote Sensing of Commercial Aircraft Emissions Peter J. Popp & Donald H. Stedman

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    Denver, University of

    ), and nitrogen oxides (NOx, which is the sum of nitrogen oxide, NO, and nitrogen dioxide, NO2) emitted from,4 The instrument consists of a non-dispersive infrared (IR) component for detecting carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide (CO2), and hydrocarbons (HC), and a dispersive ultraviolet (UV) spectrometer for measuring nitrogen

  4. Remote Sensing of In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

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    Denver, University of

    -road measurements in 2005 of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide produce significant quantities of nitric oxide (NO) and, to a lesser extent, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) (1, 2. Carbon monoxide and nitric oxide show increasing emissions with increased altitude. Oxides of nitrogen

  5. Ecological Modelling 127 (2000) 6579 Can a vegetation index derived from remote sensing be

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    Szilagyi, Jozsef

    be indicative of areal transpiration? Jozsef Szilagyi * Conser6ation and Sur6ey Di6ision, Uni6ersity of Nebraska-mail address: jszilagyi1@unl.edu (J. Szilagyi) 0304-3800/00/$ - see front matter © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. PII: S0304-3800(99)00200-8 #12;J. Szilagyi / Ecological Modelling 127 (2000) 65

  6. Characterizing the multiĖscale spatial structure of remotely sensed evapotranspiration with information theory

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    Brunsell, Nathaniel A.

    2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    attempting to estimate the fluxes from satellite data sources, as these platforms observe the spatially aggregated value of fields such as radiometric temperature at the satellite resolution. An approach to confronting this aspect of the scaling prob- lem... below that observed by the satellite (i.e. subgrid heterogeneity). The use of satellite data provides the opportunity to achieve measurements at a variety of spatial resolutions, but the interpretation and validation of these measurements are often...

  7. An efficient strategy for the inversion of bidirectional reflectance models with satellite remote sensing data

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    Privette, J.L.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The angular distribution of radiation scattered by the earth surface contains information on the structural and optical properties of the surface. Potentially, this information may be retrieved through the inversion of surface bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) models. This report details the limitations and efficient application of BRDF model inversions using data from ground- and satellite-based sensors. A turbid medium BRDF model, based on the discrete ordinates solution to the transport equation, was used to quantify the sensitivity of top-of-canopy reflectance to vegetation and soil parameters. Results were used to define parameter sets for inversions. Using synthetic reflectance values, the invertibility of the model was investigated for different optimization algorithms, surface and sampling conditions. Inversions were also conducted with field data from a ground-based radiometer. First, a soil BRDF model was inverted for different soil and sampling conditions. A condition-invariant solution was determined and used as the lower boundary condition in canopy model inversions. Finally, a scheme was developed to improve the speed and accuracy of inversions.

  8. Characterizing Surface Temperature and Clarity of Kuwait's Seawaters Using Remotely Sensed Measurements and GIS Analyses

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    Alsahli, Mohammad M. M.

    2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait sea surface temperature (SST) and water clarity are important water characteristics that influence the entire Kuwait coastal ecosystem. The aim of this project was to study the spatial and temporal distributions of ...

  9. ASSESSING THE USE OF REMOTELY SENSED MEASUREMENTS FOR CHARACTERIZING RANGELAND CONDITION

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    Folker, Geoffrey Patrick

    2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    qualities and attributes of my wife, Tanya. I could never have achieved any of this without your kindness and all the ways you encourage, inspire, and help me see the importance of my blessings. You are my best friend, my best critic, and I think you... and institutional changes in such a manner as to ensure the attainment and continuous satisfaction of human needs for present and future generations. Such sustainable development is environmentally non degrading, technically appropriate, economically viable...

  10. Soil moisture variability of root zone profiles within SMEX02 remote sensing footprints

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    of water and energy between the land surface and the atmosphere through evaporation and transpira- tion as the par- titioning of incoming solar radiation and long wave radia- tion into outgoing long wave radiation at large spatial scales, are only recently available [24,25,39]. Microwave sensors have many advantages

  11. Analysis of Remote Sensing Data for Development of I/M Program Evaluation

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    Denver, University of

    are capable of partially (or completely) converting engine-out CO, HC and NO emissions to CO2, H2O and N2 to Heywood,2 carbon monoxide emissions from automobiles are at a maximum when the air/fuel ratio is rich of stoichiometric, and are caused solely by a lack of adequate air for complete combustion. Hydrocarbon emissions

  12. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the La Brea Area: Year 3,

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    Denver, University of

    for water and any excess oxygen not involved in combustion. Mass emissions per mass or volume of fuel can of CO, HC, and NO to CO2 in motor vehicle exhaust. From these ratios, we calculate the percent concentrations of CO, CO2, HC and NO in the exhaust that would be observed by a tailpipe probe, corrected

  13. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 3

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    Denver, University of

    for water and any excess oxygen not involved in combustion. Mass emissions per mass or volume of fuel can, HC, and NO to CO2 in motor vehicle exhaust. From these ratios, we calculate the percent concentrations of CO, CO2, HC and NO in the exhaust that would be observed by a tailpipe probe, corrected

  14. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 2

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    Denver, University of

    oxygen not involved in combustion. Mass emissions per mass or volume of fuel can also be determined and NO to CO2 in motor vehicle exhaust. From these ratios, we calculate the percent concentrations of CO, CO2 valid measurements for at least CO and CO2, and 22,867 records contained valid measurements for HC

  15. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 3

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    Denver, University of

    oxygen not involved in combustion. Mass emissions per mass or volume of fuel can also be determined and NO to CO2 in motor vehicle exhaust. From these ratios, we calculate the percent concentrations of CO, CO2 measurements for CO and CO2, and 20,361 records contained valid measurements for HC and NO as well

  16. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Chicago Area: Year 5,

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    Denver, University of

    for water and any excess oxygen not involved in combustion. Mass emissions per mass or volume of fuel can of CO, HC, and NO to CO2 in motor vehicle exhaust. From these ratios, we calculate the percent concentrations of CO, CO2, HC and NO in the exhaust that would be observed by a tailpipe probe, corrected

  17. On-Road Remote Sensing of Automobile Emissions in the Denver Area: Year 4,

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    Denver, University of

    is capable of measuring the ratios of CO, HC and NO to CO2 in motor vehicle exhaust. From these ratios, we calculate the percent concentrations of CO, CO2, HC and NO in the exhaust that would be observed by a tailpipe probe, corrected for water and excess oxygen not involved in combustion. Mass emissions per mass

  18. Remote Sensing of Mountain Environments Andreas Kb, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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    Kššb, Andreas

    ;2 ∑ Visible light and near infrared (VNIR): sensors collect the reflected sunlight (passive sensor); data and near infrared light, short-wave infrared, thermal infrared, and microwaves) (Figure 1). Together, LIDAR; active sensor) apply often near infrared. ∑ Short-wave infrared (SWIR): some surfaces show

  19. Using ASTER remote sensing data set for geological mapping, Cecile Gomez a,*, Christophe Delacourt a,1

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    Delacourt, Christophe

    thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER) data for geological application. Visible, near-infrared and short wave infrared reflectance data (9 ASTER bands) have been proc- essed and interpreted in framework to apparent reflectance images corrected to illumination effects. A Principal Component Analysis (PCA) has

  20. BUILDING REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS USING SCIENTIFIC DATABASE AND SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGIES

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    Koubarakis, Manolis

    it bases its innovation to the state of the art on its orig- inal contributions to data models, query. Giammatteo, M. Sagona, S. Perelli (Advanced Computer Systems), T. Reitz, E. Klien, R. Gregor (Fraunhofer Inst