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  1. JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 197249-268 (1988) Ontogeny of Functional Design in Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma

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    Lauder, George V.

    1988-01-01

    , Davis, CA 95616. ($11988 ALAN R. LISS, 1NC #12;250 G.V.LAUDERAND H.B. SHAFFER Ambvstoma tierinum Larval. LAUDER AND H. BRADLEY SHAFFER School of Biological Sciences, University of California,Irvine, California and sequence of muscle activity H. Bradley ShafFer is now at Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Cali- fornia, Davis

  2. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles The Status of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) at Lagunita: A 50-

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    Shaffer, H. Bradley

    during the annual reservoir drainage, and possibly predation by transient fish populations. Recommen of sumps in the lake bed to entrap larvae and keep them from being swept down the lake drain

  3. Species List A001 Tiger Salamander

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    flavipunctatus A016 Tailed Frog Ascaphus truei A017 Western Spadefoot Scaphiopus hammondii A018 Western Toad Bufo Pond Turtle Clemmys marmorata R002 Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis R003 Sagebrush Lizard Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus R014 Sharp-tailed Snake Contia tenuis R015 Racer Coluber constrictor R

  4. Intracellular invasion of green algae in a salamander host

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    Intracellular invasion of green algae in a salamander host Ryan Kerneya,1 , Eunsoo Kimb , Roger P) and green algae ("Oophila amblystomatis" Lamber ex Printz) has been considered an ectosymbiotic mutu- alism tracts, consistent with oviductal transmission of algae from one salamander generation to the next

  5. Short Notes Taxonomy of the Plethodontid Salamander Genus Hydromantes

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    Wake, David B.

    Short Notes Taxonomy of the Plethodontid Salamander Genus Hydromantes (Caudata: Plethodontidae, when Dunn made a proposal that sta- bilized taxonomy (all species placed in Hy- dromantes) for over 60. His sugges- tion for the taxonomy of the group was to recog- nize a single genus, Hydromantoides

  6. Cellular/Molecular Light Adaptation in Salamander L-Cone Photoreceptors

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    Rieke, Fred

    Cellular/Molecular Light Adaptation in Salamander L-Cone Photoreceptors Frederick S. Soo, Peter B,andanincreaseinguanylatecyclaseactivityduringthelightstepthatpersistsafterthelight is extinguished. Key words: photoreceptor; phototransduction; cone adaptation; retina adaptation; light; vision, Washington 98195 The responses of individual salamander L-cones to light steps of moderate intensity

  7. Short pond hydroperiod decreases fitness of nonnative hybrid salamanders in California

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    Johnson, Jarrett

    Short pond hydroperiod decreases fitness of nonnative hybrid salamanders in California J. R, with modified permanent ponds harboring salamanders with a greater proportion of nonnative genes. Our study, nonnative and hybrid. Using experimental pond mesocosms, we implemented three pond drying regimes

  8. TigerTransit Routes & Parking Map

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    PARKING ZONE & LOT ASSIGNMENTS Parking in Princeton University parking lots is by permit only. To obtain in the assigned lot and zone indicated on the vehicle hangtag. Parking in an unassigned lot within a designated2014­2015 TigerTransit Routes & Parking Map Contact Us Transportation & Parking Services New South

  9. Influence of temperature and body mass on standard metabolic rate of eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus)

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    Hopkins, William A.

    Influence of temperature and body mass on standard metabolic rate of eastern red-backed salamanders 29 October 2009 Accepted 20 January 2010 Keywords: Eastern red-backed salamander Oxygen consumption be used to investigate questions of applied or basic ecological interest, such as quantifying energetic

  10. Tiger Energy Services Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-EnhancingEt Al., 2013)Open Energy Information ThreeTianDiHydraulicTiftTiger Energy

  11. Molecular mechanisms of extensive mitochondrial gene rearrangementin plethodontid salamanders

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    Mueller, Rachel Lockridge; Boore, Jeffrey L.

    2005-06-01

    Extensive gene rearrangement is reported in the mitochondrial genomes of lungless salamanders (Plethodontidae). In each genome with a novel gene order, there is evidence that the rearrangement was mediated by duplication of part of the mitochondrial genome, including the presence of both pseudogenes and additional, presumably functional, copies of duplicated genes. All rearrangement-mediating duplications include either the origin of light strand replication and the nearby tRNA genes or the regions flanking the origin of heavy strand replication. The latter regions comprise nad6, trnE, cob, trnT, an intergenic spacer between trnT and trnP and, in some genomes, trnP, the control region, trnF, rrnS, trnV, rrnL, trnL1, and nad1. In some cases, two copies of duplicated genes, presumptive regulatory regions, and/or sequences with no assignable function have been retained in the genome following the initial duplication; in other genomes, only one of the duplicated copies has been retained. Both tandem and non-tandem duplications are present in these genomes, suggesting different duplication mechanisms. In some of these mtDNAs, up to 25 percent of the total length is composed of tandem duplications of non-coding sequence that includes putative regulatory regions and/or pseudogenes of tRNAs and protein-coding genes along with otherwise unassignable sequences. These data indicate that imprecise initiation and termination of replication, slipped-strand mispairing, and intra-molecular recombination may all have played a role in generating repeats during the evolutionary history of plethodontid mitochondrial genomes.

  12. The effects of exercise on stereotypic pacing in circus tigers and the effects of transport environments on body temperature of circus tigers 

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    Nevill, Christian Heath

    2002-01-01

    Two experiments were conducted that examined the housing and transportation of tigers and lions that perform in circuses. The first experiment involved allowing tigers access to an exercise pen for 0, 20, or 40 minutes a day, and other than...

  13. Nature Macmillan Publishers Ltd 1997 Lungless salamanders of the family Pletho-

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    Wake, David B.

    found that the tongue of Hydromantes is a true projectile. It is fired from the mouth by a ballistic forwards by protractor muscles acting on its posterior ends, and folds to the midline as it slides forwards (Fig. 2). In most groups of salamanders, the tongue skeleton is restricted to the floor of the mouth

  14. Dramatic declines in neotropical salamander populations are an important part of the

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    Wake, David B.

    Natural, Universidad de San Carlos, Calle Mariscal Cruz 1-56, Zona 10, Cuidad de Guatemala, Guatemala Marcos region of Guatemala, one of the best studied and most diverse salamander communities sites in western Guatemala, including in well-protected areas, suggesting that the phenomenon cannot

  15. Tiger Team Assessment of the Ames Laboratory

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    1992-03-01

    This report documents the Tiger Assessment of the Ames Laboratory (Ames), located in Ames, Iowa. Ames is operated for the US Department of Energy (DOE) by Iowa State University. The assessment was conducted from February 10 to March 5, 1992, under the auspices of the Office of Special Projects, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Environment, Safety and Health, Headquarters, DOE. The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing Environment, Safety, and Health (ES H) disciplines; management practices; and contractor and DOE self-assessments. Compliance with applicable Federal, State of Iowa, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal requirements at Ames Laboratory were assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of DOE and the site contractor's management of ES H/quality assurance program was conducted.

  16. Interfacing 1990 US Census TIGER map files with New S graphics software. [Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER)

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    Rizzardi, M.; Mohr, M.S.; Merrill, D.W.; Selvin, S. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States) California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). School of Public Health)

    1992-07-01

    In 1990, the United States Bureau of the Census released detailed geographic base files known as TIGER/Line (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) which contain detail on the physical features and census tract boundaries of every county in the United States. The TIGER database is attractive for two reasons. First, it is publicly available through the Bureau of the Census on tape or cd-rom for a minimal fee. Second, it contains 24 billion characters of data which describe geographic features of interest to the Census Bureau such as coastlines, hydrography, transportation networks, political boundaries, etc. Unfortunately, the large TIGER database only provides raw alphanumeric data; no utility software, graphical or otherwise, is included. On the other hand New S, a popular statistical software package by AT T, has easily operated functions that permit advanced graphics in conjunction with data analysis. New S has the ability to plot contours, lines, segments, and points. However, of special interest is the New S function map and its options. Using the map function, which requires polygons as input, census tracts can be quickly selected, plotted, shaded, etc. New S graphics combined with the TIGER database has obvious potential. This paper reports on our efforts to use the TIGER map files with New S, especially to construct census tract maps of counties. While census tract boundaries are inherently polygonal, they are not organized as such in the TIGER database. This conversion of the TIGER line'' format into New S polygon/polyline'' format is one facet of the work reported here. Also we discuss the selection and extraction of auxiliary geographic information from TIGER files for graphical display using New S.

  17. Tiger Team Assessment, Energy Technology Engineering Center

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    1991-04-01

    The Office Special Projects within the Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (EH) has the responsibility to conduct Tiger Team Assessments for the Secretary of Energy. This report presents the assessment of the buildings, facilities, and activities under the DOE/Rockwell Contract No. DE-AM03-76SF00700 for the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) and of other DOE-owned buildings and facilities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in southeastern Ventura County, California, not covered under Contract No. DE-AM03-76SF00700, but constructed over the years under various other contracts between DOE and Rockwell International. ETEC is an engineering development complex operated for DOE by the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International Corporation. ETEC is located within SSFL on land owned by Rockwell. The balance of the SSFL complex is owned and operated by Rocketdyne, with the exception of a 42-acre parcel owned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary mission of ETEC is to provide engineering, testing, and development of components related to liquid metals technology and to conduct applied engineering development of emerging energy technologies.

  18. TIGER:Thermal-Aware File Assignment in Storage Clusters

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    Qin, Xiao

    TIGER:Thermal-Aware File Assignment in Storage Clusters Ajit Chavan, Xunfei Jiang, Mohemmad I/O performance. I. INTRODUCTION Thermal management for power-dense storage clusters can address cooling problems. The following three factors make thermal-aware file assign- ment desirabe and practical for storage clusters

  19. Plethodontid salamander mitochondrial genomics: A parsimonyevaluation of character conflict and implications for historicalbiogeography

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    Macey, J. Robert

    2005-01-19

    A new parsimony analysis of 27 complete mitochondrial genomic sequences is conducted to investigate the phylogenetic relationships of plethodontid salamanders. This analysis focuses on the amount of character conflict between phylogenetic trees recovered from newly conducted parsimony searches and the Bayesian and maximum likelihood topology reported by Mueller et al. (2004, PNAS, 101, 13820-13825). Strong support for Hemidactylium as the sister taxon to all other plethodontids is recovered from parsimony analyses. Plotting area relationships on the most parsimonious phylogenetic tree suggests that eastern North America is the origin of the family Plethodontidae supporting the ''Out of Appalachia'' hypothesis. A new taxonomy that recognizes clades recovered from phylogenetic analyses is proposed.

  20. Motor Patterns and Kinematics During Backward Walking in the Pacific Giant Salamander: Evidence for Novel Motor Output

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    Lauder, George V.

    Motor Patterns and Kinematics During Backward Walking in the Pacific Giant Salamander: Evidence for Novel Motor Output MIRIAM A. ASHLEY-ROSS AND GEORGE V. LAUDER Department of Ecology and Evolutionary-Ross, Miriam A. and George V. Lauder. Motor patterns and that the basic pattern of forward locomotion may

  1. Review: Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction by Steve Nash

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    Anderson, Byron

    2008-01-01

    Age of Extinction By Steve Nash Reviewed by Byron AndersonUniversity, USA Steve Nash. Millipedes and Moon Tigers:to habitats and populations. Nash, Associate Professor of

  2. Tiger Teams Assist Coalitions with AFV Challenges: Clean Cities Technical Assistance (Fact Sheet)

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    2004-04-01

    Fact sheet describes alternative fuel technical activities performed by Clean Cities Technical Assistance Teams (Tiger Teams), to be distributed at the 2004 Clean Cities Conference.

  3. Tiger Team Assessment of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

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    1990-07-01

    This document contains findings and concerns identified during the Tiger Team Assessment of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in Paducah, Kentucky. The assessment was directed by the Department's Office of Environment, Safety and Health (ES H) and was conducted from June 18 to July 20, 1990. The PGDP Tiger Team Assessment is comprehensive in scope. It covers the Environmental, Safety and Health (including OSHA Compliance), and Management areas and determines the site's compliance with applicable federal (including DOE), state, and local regulations and requirements. The objective of the assessment program is to provide the Secretary with information on the current ES H compliance status of DOE facilities, root causation for noncompliance, adequacy of DOE and site contractor ES H management programs, response actions to address the identified problem areas, and DOE-wide ES H compliance trends and root causes. This volume contains appendices.

  4. Tiger Team Assessment of the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California

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    1991-12-01

    This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California (NPRC) which consists of Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 1 (NPR-1), referred to as the Elk Hills oil field and Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 2 (NPR-2), referred to as the Buena Vista oil field, each located near Bakersfield, California. The Tiger Team Assessment was conducted from November 12 to December 13, 1991, under the auspices of DOE's Office of Special Projects (OSP) under the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (EH). The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing environmental, safety, and health (ES H), and quality assurance (OA) disciplines; site remediation; facilities management; and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable Federal, State of California, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal NPRC requirements was assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of DOE/NPRC, CUSA, and BPOI management of the ES H/QA programs was conducted.

  5. Tiger Team Assessment of the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California

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    1991-12-01

    This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California (NPRC) which consists of Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 1 (NPR-1), referred to as the Elk Hills oil field and Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 2 (NPR-2), referred to as the Buena Vista oil field, each located near Bakersfield, California. The Tiger Team Assessment was conducted from November 12 to December 13, 1991, under the auspices of DOE`s Office of Special Projects (OSP) under the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (EH). The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing environmental, safety, and health (ES&H), and quality assurance (OA) disciplines; site remediation; facilities management; and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable Federal, State of California, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal NPRC requirements was assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of DOE/NPRC, CUSA, and BPOI management of the ES&H/QA programs was conducted.

  6. Action plan for the Tiger Team assessment report

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    1990-08-30

    This document contains responses and planned actions that address the findings of the Tiger Team Assessment of Brookhaven National Laboratory, June 1990. In addition, the document contains descriptions of the management and organizational structure to be used in conducting planned actions, root causes for the problems identified in the findings, responses, planned actions, schedules and milestones for completing planned actions, and, where known, costs associated with planned actions.

  7. Tiger Team assessment of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Washington, DC

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    1991-02-01

    This report documents the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tiger Team Assessment of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) conducted from January 14 through February 15, 1991. The purpose of the assessment was to provide the Secretary of Energy with the status of environment, safety, and health (ES H) programs at LBL. The Tiger Team concluded that curtailment of cessation of any operations at LBL is not warranted. However, the number and breadth of findings and concerns from this assessment reflect a serious condition at this site. In spite of its late start, LBL has recently made progress in increasing ES H awareness at all staff levels and in identifying ES H deficiencies. Corrective action plans are inadequate, however, many compensatory actions are underway. Also, LBL does not have the technical expertise or training programs nor the tracking and followup to effectively direct and control sitewide guidance and oversight by DOE of ES H activities at LBL. As a result of these deficiencies, the Tiger Team has reservations about LBL's ability to implement effective actions in a timely manner and, thereby, achieve excellence in their ES H program. 4 figs., 24 tabs.

  8. Tiger Team Assessment of the Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas

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    1990-02-01

    This document contains the findings and associated root causes identified during the Tiger Team Assessment of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. This assessment was conducted by the Department's Office of Environment, Safety and Health between October 2 and 31, 1989. The scope of the assessment of the Pantex Plant covered all areas of environment, safety and health (ES H) activities, including compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, requirements, permits, agreements, orders and consent decrees, and DOE ES H Orders. The assessment also included an evaluation of the adequacy of DOE and site contractor ES H management programs. The draft findings were submitted to the Office of Defense Programs, the Albuquerque Operations Office, the Amarillo Area Office, and regulatory agencies at the conclusion of the on-site assessment activities for review and comment on technical accuracy. Final modifications and any other appropriate changes have been incorporated in the final report. The Tiger Team Assessment of the Pantex Plant is part of the larger Tiger Team Assessment program which will encompass over 100 DOE operating facilities. The assessment program is part of a 10-point initiative announced by Secretary of Energy James D. Watkins on June 27, 1989, to strengthen environmental protection and waste management activities in the Department. The results of the program will provide the Secretary with information on the compliance status of DOE facilities with regard to ES H requirements, root causes for noncompliance, adequacy of DOE and site contractor ES H management programs, and DOE-wide ES H compliance trends.

  9. Tiger team assessment of the Argonne Illinois site

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    1990-10-19

    This report documents the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Tiger Team Assessment of the Argonne Illinois Site (AIS) (including the DOE Chicago Operations Office, DOE Argonne Area Office, Argonne National Laboratory-East, and New Brunswick Laboratory) and Site A and Plot M, Argonne, Illinois, conducted from September 17 through October 19, 1990. The Tiger Team Assessment was conducted by a team comprised of professionals from DOE, contractors, consultants. The purpose of the assessment was to provide the Secretary of Energy with the status of Environment, Safety, and Health (ES H) Programs at AIS. Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) is the principal tenant at AIS. ANL-E is a multiprogram laboratory operated by the University of Chicago for DOE. The mission of ANL-E is to perform basic and applied research that supports the development of energy-related technologies. There are a significant number of ES H findings and concerns identified in the report that require prompt management attention. A significant change in culture is required before ANL-E can attain consistent and verifiable compliance with statutes, regulations and DOE Orders. ES H activities are informal, fragmented, and inconsistently implemented. Communication is seriously lacking, both vertically and horizontally. Management expectations are not known or commondated adequately, support is not consistent, and oversight is not effective.

  10. Herpetofaunal community response to timber harvest practices in an east Texas bottomland hardwood forest 

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    Irwin, Kelly James

    1997-01-01

    abundance, of the most common species of herpetofauna and specifically the marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum). Herpetofaunal response in terms of measures of species richness, diversity, and evenness were analyzed among treatments. This study was a...

  11. Interfacing 1990 US Census TIGER map files with New S graphics software

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    Rizzardi, M.; Mohr, M.S.; Merrill, D.W.; Selvin, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)]|[California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). School of Public Health

    1992-07-01

    In 1990, the United States Bureau of the Census released detailed geographic base files known as TIGER/Line (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) which contain detail on the physical features and census tract boundaries of every county in the United States. The TIGER database is attractive for two reasons. First, it is publicly available through the Bureau of the Census on tape or cd-rom for a minimal fee. Second, it contains 24 billion characters of data which describe geographic features of interest to the Census Bureau such as coastlines, hydrography, transportation networks, political boundaries, etc. Unfortunately, the large TIGER database only provides raw alphanumeric data; no utility software, graphical or otherwise, is included. On the other hand New S, a popular statistical software package by AT&T, has easily operated functions that permit advanced graphics in conjunction with data analysis. New S has the ability to plot contours, lines, segments, and points. However, of special interest is the New S function map and its options. Using the map function, which requires polygons as input, census tracts can be quickly selected, plotted, shaded, etc. New S graphics combined with the TIGER database has obvious potential. This paper reports on our efforts to use the TIGER map files with New S, especially to construct census tract maps of counties. While census tract boundaries are inherently polygonal, they are not organized as such in the TIGER database. This conversion of the TIGER ``line`` format into New S ``polygon/polyline`` format is one facet of the work reported here. Also we discuss the selection and extraction of auxiliary geographic information from TIGER files for graphical display using New S.

  12. Pre-Tiger Team Self-Assessment report

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    1991-01-01

    The Sandia National Laboratories Pre-Tiger Team Self-Assessment Report contains an introduction that describes the three sites in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kauai, Hawaii, and Tonopah, Nevada, and the activities associated therewith. The self-assessment was performed October 1990 through December 1990. The paper discusses key findings and root causes associated with problem areas; environmental protection assessment with respect to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Superfund amendments, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and other regulatory documents; safety and health assessment with respect to organization administration, quality assurance, maintenance, training, emergency preparedness, nuclear criticality safety, security/safety interface, transportation, radiation protection, occupational safety, and associated regulations; and management practices assessment. 5 figs. (MHB)

  13. Tiger Team assessment of the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque

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    1991-05-01

    This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SNL, Albuquerque, is operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company) for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The environmental assessment also included DOE tenant facilities at Ross Aviation, Albuquerque Microelectronics Operation, and the Central Training Academy. The assessment was conducted from April 15 to May 24, 1991, under the auspices of DOE's Office of Special Projects under the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (ES H). The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing ES H disciplines, management, self-assessments, and quality assurance; transportation; and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal SNL, Albuquerque, requirements were assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of DOE and SNL, Albuquerque management of ES H programs was conducted.

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  15. Tiger Team assessment of the Brookhaven National Laboratory

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    1990-06-01

    This report documents the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tiger Team Assessment conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York, between March 26 and April 27, 1990. The BNL is a multiprogram laboratory operated by the Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI) for DOE. The purpose of the assessment was to provide the status of environment, safety, and health (ES H) programs at the Laboratory. The scope of the assessment included a review of management systems and operating procedures and records; observations of facility operations; and interviews at the facilities. Subteams in four areas performed the review: ES H, Occupational Safety and Health, and Management and Organization. The assessment was comprehensive, covering all areas of ES H activities and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; and internal BNL requirements was assessed. In addition, the assessment included an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the DOE and the site contractor, Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), management, organization, and administration of the ES H programs at BNL.

  16. Tiger Team assessment of the Brookhaven National Laboratory

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    1990-06-01

    This report documents the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tiger Team Assessment conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York, between March 26 and April 27, 1990. The BNL is a multiprogram laboratory operated by the Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI) for DOE. The purpose of the assessment was to provide the status of environment, safety, and health (ES H) programs at the laboratory. The scope of the assessment included a review of management systems and operating procedures and records; observations of facility operations; and interviews at the facilities. Subteams in four areas performed the review: ES H, Occupational Safety and Health, and Management and Organization. The assessment was comprehensive, covering all areas of ES H activities and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; and internal BNL requirements was assessed. In addition, the assessment included an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the DOE and the site contractor, Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), management, organization, and administration of the ES H programs at BNL. This volume contains appendices.

  17. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Corrective Action Plan in response to Tiger Team assessment

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    Kuliasha, Michael A.

    1991-08-23

    This report presents a complete response to the Tiger Team assessment that was conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) from October 22, 1990, through November 30, 1990. The action plans have undergone both a discipline review and a cross-cutting review with respect to root cause. In addition, the action plans have been integrated with initiatives being pursued across Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., in response to Tiger Team findings at other DOE facilities operated by Energy Systems. The root cause section is complete and describes how ORNL intends to address the root causes of the findings identified during the assessment. The action plan has benefited from a complete review by various offices at DOE Headquarters as well as review by the Tiger Team that conducted the assessment to ensure that the described actions are responsive to the observed problems.

  18. Distribution of the tiger beetle Megacephala {Grammognatha) euphratica in Egypt, the Middle East and

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    Distribution of the tiger beetle Megacephala {Grammognatha) euphratica in Egypt, the Middle East Megacephala euphratica in Egypt, the Middle East and Central Asia is analysed and localities are listed, Egypt, Middle East, Central Asia. Introduction Most recently the Mediterranean and North African

  19. Tiger Team Assessment of the Navel Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming

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    1992-07-01

    This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of the Naval Petroleum Oil Shale Reserves in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming (NPOSR-CUW). NPOSR-CUW consists of Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 3 located near Casper, Wyoming; Naval Oil Shale Reserve Number I and Naval Oil Shale Reserve Number 3 located near Rifle, Colorado; and Naval Oil Shale Reserve Number 2 located near Vernal, Utah, which was not examined as part of this assessment. The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing environment, safety, and health (ES H) and quality assurance (QA) disciplines; site remediation; facilities management; and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable Federal, state, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal NPOSR-CUW requirements was assessed. The NPOSR-CUW Tiger Team Assessment is part of a larger, comprehensive DOE Tiger Team Independent Assessment Program planned for DOE facilities. The objective of the initiative is to provide the Secretary with information on the compliance status of DOE facilities with regard to ES H requirements, root causes for noncompliance, adequacy of DOE and contractor ES H management programs, response actions to address the identified problem areas, and DOE-wide ES H compliance trends and root causes.

  20. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Corrective Action Plan in response to Tiger Team assessment. Volume 1, Revision 5

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    Kuliasha, Michael A.

    1991-08-23

    This report presents a complete response to the Tiger Team assessment that was conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) from October 22, 1990, through November 30, 1990. The action plans have undergone both a discipline review and a cross-cutting review with respect to root cause. In addition, the action plans have been integrated with initiatives being pursued across Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., in response to Tiger Team findings at other DOE facilities operated by Energy Systems. The root cause section is complete and describes how ORNL intends to address the root causes of the findings identified during the assessment. The action plan has benefited from a complete review by various offices at DOE Headquarters as well as review by the Tiger Team that conducted the assessment to ensure that the described actions are responsive to the observed problems.

  1. Genetic Diversity of White Tigers and Genetic Factors Related to Coat Color 

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    Carney, Sara Elizabeth

    2013-02-04

    for melanism, the overproduction of eumelanin (Eizrik et al. 2003). However, melanism due to MC1R in domestic cats, Felis catus, follows a recessive inheritance pattern (Eizrik et al. 2003). By contrast, repression of MC1R can lead to lack of pigment... was first compared to the domestic cat, Felis catus, and then used as a reference for the other samples. A total of 11 nucleotide substitutions were found between the domestic cat MC1R sequence and the reference tiger sequence. All samples were compared...

  2. Modeling the Office of Science Ten Year Facilities Plan: The PERI Architecture Tiger Team

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    de Supinski, Bronis R.; Alam, Sadaf; Bailey, David H.; Carrington, Laura; Daley, Chris; Dubey, Anshu; Gamblin, Todd; Gunter, Dan; Hovland, Paul D.; Jagode, Heike; Karavanic, Karen; Marin, Gabriel; Mellor-Crummey, John; Moore, Shirley; Norris, Boyana; Oliker, Leonid; Olschanowsky, Catherine; Roth, Philip C.; Schulz, Martin; Shende, Sameer; Snavely, Allan; Spear, Wyatt; Tikir, Mustafa; Vetter, Jeff; Worley, Pat; Wright, Nicholas

    2009-06-26

    The Performance Engineering Institute (PERI) originally proposed a tiger team activity as a mechanism to target significant effort optimizing key Office of Science applications, a model that was successfully realized with the assistance of two JOULE metric teams. However, the Office of Science requested a new focus beginning in 2008: assistance in forming its ten year facilities plan. To meet this request, PERI formed the Architecture Tiger Team, which is modeling the performance of key science applications on future architectures, with S3D, FLASH and GTC chosen as the first application targets. In this activity, we have measured the performance of these applications on current systems in order to understand their baseline performance and to ensure that our modeling activity focuses on the right versions and inputs of the applications. We have applied a variety of modeling techniques to anticipate the performance of these applications on a range of anticipated systems. While our initial findings predict that Office of Science applications will continue to perform well on future machines from major hardware vendors, we have also encountered several areas in which we must extend our modeling techniques in order to fulfill our mission accurately and completely. In addition, we anticipate that models of a wider range of applications will reveal critical differences between expected future systems, thus providing guidance for future Office of Science procurement decisions, and will enable DOE applications to exploit machines in future facilities fully.

  3. Modeling the Office of Science Ten Year FacilitiesPlan: The PERI Architecture Tiger Team

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    de Supinski, B R; Alam, S R; Bailey, D H; Carrington, L; Daley, C

    2009-05-27

    The Performance Engineering Institute (PERI) originally proposed a tiger team activity as a mechanism to target significant effort to the optimization of key Office of Science applications, a model that was successfully realized with the assistance of two JOULE metric teams. However, the Office of Science requested a new focus beginning in 2008: assistance in forming its ten year facilities plan. To meet this request, PERI formed the Architecture Tiger Team, which is modeling the performance of key science applications on future architectures, with S3D, FLASH and GTC chosen as the first application targets. In this activity, we have measured the performance of these applications on current systems in order to understand their baseline performance and to ensure that our modeling activity focuses on the right versions and inputs of the applications. We have applied a variety of modeling techniques to anticipate the performance of these applications on a range of anticipated systems. While our initial findings predict that Office of Science applications will continue to perform well on future machines from major hardware vendors, we have also encountered several areas in which we must extend our modeling techniques in order to fulfill our mission accurately and completely. In addition, we anticipate that models of a wider range of applications will reveal critical differences between expected future systems, thus providing guidance for future Office of Science procurement decisions, and will enable DOE applications to exploit machines in future facilities fully.

  4. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Corrective Action Plan in response to Tiger Team assessment

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kuliasha, Michael A.

    1991-08-23

    This report presents a complete response to the Tiger Team assessment that was conducted to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) from October 2, 1990, through November 30, 1990. The action plans have undergone both a discipline review and a cross-cutting review with respect to root cause. In addition, the action plans have been integrated with initiatives being pursued across Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., in response to Tiger Team findings at other DOE facilities operated by Energy Systems. The root cause section is complete and describes how ORNL intends to address the root cause of the findings identified during the assessment. This report is concerned with reactors safety and health findings, responses, and planned actions. Specific areas include: organization and administration; quality verification; operations; maintenance; training and certification; auxiliary systems; emergency preparedness; technical support; nuclear criticality safety; security/safety interface; experimental activities; site/facility safety review; radiological protection; personnel protection; fire protection; management findings, responses, and planned actions; self-assessment findings, responses, and planned actions; and summary of planned actions, schedules, and costs.

  5. The hidden world of Asian tiger mosquitoes: immature Aedes albopictus (Skuse) dominate in rainwater corrugated extension spouts

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    : catch basins and corrugated extension spouts (CES), the latter used to divert rainwater in downspoutsThe hidden world of Asian tiger mosquitoes: immature Aedes albopictus (Skuse) dominate in rainwater away from house foundations. Methods: We conducted larval and pupal surveys in catch basins, CES

  6. WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY FOR AN AREA-WIDE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO CONTROL THE ASIAN TIGER

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    encephalitis, dengue's 4 serotypes, and yellow fever, as well as the nematode dog heartworm (Dirofilaria MOSQUITO IN NEW JERSEY YARA A. HALASA,1 DONALD S. SHEPARD,1,8 EVE WITTENBERG,2 DINA M. FONSECA,3 ARY tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, implemented in Monmouth and Mercer counties, NJ. We estimated

  7. Report of the Court investigation of accident on the Tudor IV. Aircraft “Star Tiger” G-AHNP on the 30th January, 1948, held under Air Navigation 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Anonymous

    MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION REPORT of the Court investigation of the accident to the Tudor IV. Aircraft "Star Tiger" G-AHNP on the 30th January, 1948, held under the Air Navigation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations, 1922

  8. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Corrective Action Plan in response to Tiger Team assessment. Volume 2, Revision 5

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kuliasha, Michael A.

    1991-08-23

    This report presents a complete response to the Tiger Team assessment that was conducted to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) from October 2, 1990, through November 30, 1990. The action plans have undergone both a discipline review and a cross-cutting review with respect to root cause. In addition, the action plans have been integrated with initiatives being pursued across Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., in response to Tiger Team findings at other DOE facilities operated by Energy Systems. The root cause section is complete and describes how ORNL intends to address the root cause of the findings identified during the assessment. This report is concerned with reactors safety and health findings, responses, and planned actions. Specific areas include: organization and administration; quality verification; operations; maintenance; training and certification; auxiliary systems; emergency preparedness; technical support; nuclear criticality safety; security/safety interface; experimental activities; site/facility safety review; radiological protection; personnel protection; fire protection; management findings, responses, and planned actions; self-assessment findings, responses, and planned actions; and summary of planned actions, schedules, and costs.

  9. TIGER: A data analysis pipeline for testing the strong-field dynamics of general relativity with gravitational wave signals from coalescing compact binaries

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    Agathos, Michalis; Li, Tjonnie G F; Broeck, Chris Van Den; Veitch, John; Vitale, Salvatore

    2013-01-01

    The direct detection of gravitational waves with upcoming second-generation gravitational wave detectors such as Advanced LIGO and Virgo will allow us to probe the genuinely strong-field dynamics of general relativity (GR) for the first time. We present a data analysis pipeline called TIGER (Test Infrastructure for GEneral Relativity), which is designed to utilize detections of compact binary coalescences to test GR in this regime. TIGER is a model-independent test of GR itself, in that it is not necessary to compare with any specific alternative theory. It performs Bayesian inference on two hypotheses: the GR hypothesis $\\mathcal{H}_{\\rm GR}$, and $\\mathcal{H}_{\\rm modGR}$, which states that one or more of the post-Newtonian coefficients in the waveform are not as predicted by GR. By the use of multiple sub-hypotheses of $\\mathcal{H}_{\\rm modGR}$, in each of which a different number of parameterized deformations of the GR phase are allowed, an arbitrarily large number of 'testing parameters' can be used with...

  10. Ambiguities in the relationship between gonadal steroids and reproduction in axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Eisthen, Heather L.

    , Xochimilco and Chalco, which have been sub- sumed by present-day Mexico City. Human alteration of this hab

  11. Ontogeny of escape swimming performance in the spotted salamander

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Azizi, Manny

    pond-breeding amphibians is expected to develop early in the larval period, and metamorphosis escape perfor- mance during metamorphosis was intermediate, as predicted by tail fin resorption, or lower and then negatively correlated with tail resorption and body size. Escape distance was the only performance metric

  12. Evolutionary ecology of facultative paedomorphosis in newts and salamanders

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    Gray, Matthew

    paedomorphic adults and transformed, terrestrial, metamorphic adults in the same population. This polymorphism through several ontogenetic pathways. No single advantage accounts for the maintenance

  13. Phylogeny, evolution, and biogeography of Asiatic Salamanders (Hynobiidae)

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    Wake, David B.

    dating estimates, we hypothesize that: (i) the interior desertification from Mongolia to Western Asia and mountains, orogenic movements, as well as inland desertification, may well play important ro

  14. BioTiger - Energy Innovation Portal

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O OLaura|Bilayer Graphene Gets aVehicles andIndustrial

  15. Lineage-Specific Differences in Evolutionary Mode in a Salamander Courtship Pheromone

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    Arnold, Stevan J.

    , functionally similar ``housekeeping'' genes may exhibit homogenous patterns of selection across highly (both passive and active) can experience rapid, adaptively driven evolu- tion (Bishop, Dean

  16. PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Priority effects of the early breeding fire salamander

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    Blaustein, Leon

    banded newt, Triturus vittatus vittatus, occupy the same temporary pond toward the end Salamandra was present. Triturus size at metamorphosis (snout-tail length) was signifi- cantly larger

  17. JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 183:273-284 (1985) Aquatic Prey Capture in Ambystomatid Salamanders: Patternsof

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Shaffer, H. Bradley

    1985-01-01

    : Patternsof Variation in Muscle Activity H. BRADLEY SHAFFER AND G.V. LAUDER Biology Department Whitman, it is necessary to assess the amount of variation in the variables of inter- H. Bradley Shaffer's present address address will be Department of Ecology and Evolution,University of California,Irvine,CA 92717. 01985 ALAN R

  18. Deep divergences and extensive phylogeographic structure in a clade of lowland tropical salamanders

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    Rovito, Sean M; Parra-Olea, Gabriela; Vásquez-Almazán, Carlos R; Luna-Reyes, Roberto; Wake, David B

    2012-01-01

    Bolitoglossa hartwegi Guatemala Bolitoglossa rufescenskm W Berriozabal B. rufescens Guatemala: Huehuetenango SigloBarillas B. rufescens Guatemala: Huehuetenango Las Victorias

  19. Tiger Team Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    The Management Subteam conducted a management and organization assessment of environment, safety, and health (ES H) activities performed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and onsite contractor personnel. The objectives of the assessment were to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of management systems and practices in terms of ensuring environmental compliance and the safety and health of workers and the general public, (2) identify key findings, and (3) identify root causes for all ES H findings and concerns. The scope of the assessment included examinations of the following from an ES H perspective: (1) strategic and program planning; (2) organizational structure and management configuration; (3) human resource management, including training and staffing; (4) management systems, including performance monitoring and assessment; (5) conduct of operations; (6) public and institutional interactions; and (7) corporate'' parent support.

  20. Tiger Team assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

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    McKenzie, Barbara J.; West, Stephanie G.; Jones, Olga G.; Kerr, Dorothy A.; Bieri, Rita A.; Sanderson, Nancy L.

    1991-08-01

    The purpose of the Safety and Health (S H) Subteam assessment was to determine the effectiveness of representative safety and health programs at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) site. Four Technical Safety Appraisal (TSA) Teams were assembled for this purpose by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety and Quality Assurance, Office of Safety Appraisals (OSA). Team No. 1 reviewed EG G Idaho, Inc. (EG G Idaho) and the Department of Energy Field Office, Idaho (ID) Fire Department. Team No. 2 reviewed Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W). Team No. 3 reviewed selected contractors at the INEL; specifically, Morrison Knudsen-Ferguson of Idaho Company (MK-FIC), Protection Technology of Idaho, Inc. (PTI), Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (RESL), and Rockwell-INEL. Team No. 4 provided an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)-type compliance sitewide assessment of INEL. The S H Subteam assessment was performed concurrently with assessments conducted by Environmental and Management Subteams. Performance was appraised in the following technical areas: Organization and Administration, Quality Verification, Operations, Maintenance, Training and Certification, Auxiliary Systems, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Support, Packaging and Transportation, Nuclear Criticality Safety, Security/Safety Interface, Experimental Activities, Site/Facility Safety Review, Radiological Protection, Personnel Protection, Worker Safety and Health (OSHA) Compliance, Fire Protection, Aviation Safety, Medical Services, and Firearms Safety.

  1. Tiger Team Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    The purpose of the safety and health assessment was to determine the effectiveness of representative safety and health programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Within the safety and health programs at LANL, performance was assessed in the following technical areas: Organization and Administration, Quality Verification, Operations, Maintenance, Training and Certification, Auxiliary Systems, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Support, Packaging and Transportation, Nuclear Criticality Safety, Security/Safety Interface, Experimental Activities, Site/Facility Safety Review, Radiological Protection, Personnel Protection, Worker Safety and Health (OSHA) Compliance, Fire Protection, Aviation Safety, Explosives Safety, Natural Phenomena, and Medical Services.

  2. Tiger Team assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Goldberg, Edward S.; Keating, John J.

    1991-08-01

    The Management Subteam conducted a management assessment of Environment, Safety, and Health (ES H) programs and their implementation of Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The objectives of the assessment were to: (1) evaluate the effectiveness of existing management functions and processes in terms of ensuring environmental compliance, and the health and safety of workers and the general public; and (2) identify probable root causes for ES H findings and concerns. Organizations reviewed were DOE-Headquarters: DOE Field Offices, Chicago (CH) and Idaho (ID); Argonne Area Offices, East (AAO-E) and West (AAO-W); Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (RESL); Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); EG G Idaho, Inc. (EG G); Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company, Inc. (WINCO); Rockwell-INEL; MK-Ferguson of Idaho Company (MK-FIC); and Protection Technology of Idaho, Inc. (PTI). The scope of the assessment covered the following ES H management issues: policies and procedures; roles, responsibilities, and authorities; management commitment; communication; staff development, training, and certification; recruitment; compliance management; conduct of operations; emergency planning and preparedness; quality assurance; self assessment; oversight activities; and cost plus award fee processes.

  3. MHK Projects/Tiger Island | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenarios Towards 2050 JumpCoosSlough Bend < MHKTWECTheGeneration

  4. Tiger Teams Provide Coalitions Technical and Market Assistance. Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Information Series, Tiger Teams Technical Assistance Fact Sheet.

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home PageBlender PumpVehiclesThe HeatClean Cities Technical

  5. Failed species, innominate forms, and the vain search for species limits: Cryptic diversity in dusky salamanders (Desmognathus) of eastern Tennessee 

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    Tilley, Stephen G.; Bernardo, Joseph; Katz, Laura A.; Eriksen, Renee L.; Kratovil, Justin; Lopez, Lizmarie; Risher, Jacqueline; Bittner, Noë lle K. J.; Crandall, Keith A.

    2013-01-01

    at Locality 21 (29%) and D. cf. fuscus at South Mtn. 5 (23%). The DK peak at nine clusters corresponds closely to the number of forms (8) in our a priori classification based on morphology and cytB sequences. There are only two instances in which substantially....003 0.005 0.006 0.004 0.007 0.965 0.004 20 42 0.009 0.991 0.004 0.004 0.002 0.005 0.967 0.004 0.003 0.008 0.003 19 78 0.089 0.911 0.035 0.013 0.037 0.018 0.103 0.008 0.012 0.707 0.066 20 S. Mtn. 5 Clade a, Desmognathus cf. fuscus 0.23 0.77 0.003 0.004 0...

  6. Cracking the nut: Geographical adjacency of sister taxa supports vicariance in a polytomic salamander clade in the absence

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    Steinfartz, Sebastian

    , Germany c Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Education, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey d Department of Science Education, Buca Education Faculty, Dokuz Eylu¨l University, Izmir, Turkey e Section, Germany g Biogeography, Trier University, Am Wissenschaftspark 25-27, 54296 Trier, Germany Received 16 May

  7. Reinforcement Learning for a CPG-driven Biped Robot Takeshi Mori1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , Kimura, & Cohen 2003), hexapod (Barnes 1998), salamander (Ijspeert 2001), or lamprey (Ekeberg 1993

  8. 9/4/12 Tigers and humans can coexist, says study 1/4news.mongabay.com/2012/0904-tigers-people-coexist.html

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    at night and less active during the day, when human activities peak," explained a statement released Endangered species in charts Key mammals dying off in rainforest fragments Photos: Rainforests to palm oil Africa Saving orangutans in Borneo Palm oil Amazon palm oil Future of the Amazon Cane toads Dubai

  9. The New Interculturalism: Race, Gender and Immigration in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland

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    McIvor, Charlotte Ann

    2011-01-01

    negotiations of difference” pose opportunities to confronttold the artist that this pose represented how she feltpreviously observed were just a pose. 428 The major elements

  10. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Clean Cities "Tiger Team" Technical and Problem Solving Assistance

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Clean...

  11. 'Welcome to the Tiger Spotting Game!' A psychophysical study of visual processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders 

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    Miller, Louisa

    2010-11-14

    Atypical visual perceptual processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has been documented with reference to a number of tasks. Relative strengths and weaknesses have been uncovered, although the point at which strength ...

  12. Electron Microscopic, Genetic and Protein Expression Analyses of Helicobacter acinonychis Strains from a Bengal Tiger

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    Tegtmeyer, Nicole

    Colonization by Helicobacter species is commonly noted in many mammals. These infections often remain unrecognized, but can cause severe health complications or more subtle host immune perturbations. The aim of this study ...

  13. 20142015 ACADEMIC YEAR TIGERTRANSIT ROUTES TigerTransit operates Monday through Friday unless otherwise indicated.

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    Apartments · Lawrence Apartments · Wegmans · Walmart · Trader Joe's BUS 2 (Stanworth/GC) · Merwick · Stanworth Apartments · Princeton Station · Graduate College · Wegmans · Walmart · Trader Joe's · Graduate

  14. Review: Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction by Steve Nash

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    Anderson, Byron

    2008-01-01

    House] editorial changes falsified reports by creating an exaggerated sense of scientific uncertainty about global warming” (

  15. Investigation of Genes Associated with the White Coat Color in Tigers 

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    Larkin, Emilee 1991-

    2012-05-02

    Review Committee (CRRC permit #10-44 J. Janecka). PCR methodology Primers were designed using Primer3 and the BLAT cat genome (Rozen and Skaletsky 2000; Fujita et al. 2010). PCR was performed on the isolated DNA samples. Primers were designed... using the domestic cat genome as a guide for exon 1, 5’- CACATCCTCTTGCCAGAACC-3’ for ASIP exon 1 forward and 5’- GGGAGCACGTTTGACATCTT-3’ for ASIP exon 1 reverse. For the remaining exons, we used primers from Eizirik et al 2003. Exon 2 forward (AgoEx3-F1...

  16. Correlations of Swimming Patterns with Spinal Deformities in the Sand Tiger Shark, Carcharias taurus

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    Tate, Erin E.; Anderson, Paul A.; Huber, Daniel R.; Berzins, Ilze K.

    2013-01-01

    stress on the vertebral column, potentially contributing toalready compromised vertebral column. Consistent swimming in

  17. An Archaeological Survey of the Tiger Creek Compartment 3 Jasper County, Texas 

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    Moore, William

    2015-06-23

    was very good. The surv ey crew walked the shoreline and surface on the ridge top in an effort to locate surface indi cations of a prehistoric or historic site. Two flakes made from opal were collected fr om the eroded lakeshore (Locality 3...

  18. SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT 2000 (SEPTEMBER 2001).

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORTORY; PROJECT MANAGER BARBARA COX

    2001-09-27

    Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) strives for excellence in both its science research and its facility operations. BNL manages its world-class scientific research with particular sensitivity to environmental and community issues through its internationally recognized Environmental Management System (EMS) and award-winning community relations program. The Site Environmental Report 2000 (SER) summarizes the status of the Laboratory's environmental programs and performance, including the steady progress towards cleaning up the Laboratory site and fully integrating environmental stewardship into all facets of BNL's mission. BNL's motto, ''Exploring Earth's Mysteries... Protecting its Future,'' describes how the Laboratory approaches its work, with balance between science and the environment. One of the newest initiatives at the Laboratory, the Upton Ecological and Research Reserve, will permanently preserve 530 acres (212 hectares) of the Long Island Central Pine Barrens, a unique ecosystem of forests and wetlands. The Reserve sets aside 10% of BNL property for conservation and ecological research through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Reserve provides habitat for approximately 27 endangered, threatened, or species of special concern, including the state-endangered eastern tiger salamander, state-threatened banded sunfish, and swamp darter, along with a number of other species found onsite, such as the wild turkey and red-tailed hawk.

  19. 9/4/12 Tigers in Nepal take the night shift to coexist with people -Indian Express 1/2www.indianexpress.com/news/tigers-in-nepal-take-the-night-shift-to-coexist-with-people/997714/

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    No Indian community can claim majority s... Mumbai Metro bridge slab collapse 1 kil... Hike in petrol-in-nepal-take-the-night-shift-to-coexist-with-people/997714/ Privacy Policy | Feedback | Site Map

  20. 8/1/12 To Know A Tiger: Better Understanding Breeds More Tolerance -Science News -redOrbit 1/3www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112667333/tiger-knowledge-human-tolerance/

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    with: Search Home Video News Images Health Education Topics Mobile Blogs Space Science Technology Trees Set Stage For Erosion And Water Loss Soluxe Solar Announces First "Solar Flare" Award Winner Attack Okapi Wildlife Reserve Mass Extinction Of Species Could Prove Harmful To Humans Accessory Power

  1. 9/4/12 Nepal Tigers Becoming Nocturnal to Survive Near Humans | Ecorazzi 1/4www.ecorazzi.com/2012/09/04/nepal-tigers-becoming-nocturnal-to-survive-near-humans/

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    Vomit - 6,863 views Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Has Oscar Buzz - 5,210 views Actor Michael Clarke

  2. (Virtual) Thermospheric/Ionospheric Geospheric Research (TIGER) Symposium Satellite-based empirical models of ionospheric convection and

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    Michigan, University of

    = (By 2 + Bz 2 ) 1/2 = 5 nT and average solar wind conditions (n = 5 cm-3 , V = 400 km/s): for the northern and southern equinoxes (Figures 1 and 2), for the northern summer and southern winter (Figures 3 understand underlying physics of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. Figure 1 shows that during equinox

  3. Taming the Tigers Penn goes 4-3 in the Ivy League with a 62-55

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    Toronto, University of

    is Philadelphia's current Inspector General. He ran against the present DA, Lynne Abreham, for the Democratic of meningococcal infection have been reported at Penn, the scare has rippled through other schools in the Northeast

  4. A high-elevation, multi-proxy biotic and environmental record...

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    salamanders, otters, muskrats, minks, rabbits, beavers, frogs, lizards, snakes, fish, and birds. The combination of macro- and micro-vertebrates, invertebrates, terrestrial...

  5. "Title","Creator/Author","Publication Date","OSTI Identifier...

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    salamanders, otters, muskrats, minks, rabbits, beavers, frogs, lizards, snakes, fish, and birds. The combination of macro- and micro-vertebrates, invertebrates, terrestrial...

  6. TITLE AUTHORS SUBJECT SUBJECT RELATED DESCRIPTION PUBLISHER AVAILABILI...

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    including salamanders otters muskrats minks rabbits beavers frogs lizards snakes fish and birds The combination of macro and micro vertebrates invertebrates terrestrial and...

  7. Search for: All records | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    salamanders, otters, muskrats, minks, rabbits, beavers, frogs, lizards, snakes, fish, and birds. The combination of macro- and micro-vertebrates, invertebrates, terrestrial...

  8. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: Effects of the loss

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    Wake, David B.

    declares no conflict of interest. 1E-mail: lars.gamfeldt@marecol.gu.se. www.pnas.org cgi doi 10.1073 pnas species that were not included in the survey compensated for the large declines in the counted salamander salamander com- munity at this site, and no species were found on our recent surveys that were not present

  9. As the Recession Door Opens, Who Will Step Out --the Lady or the Tiger? At long last, economists agree the United States economy entered recession in March 2001,

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    provide high-octane propellant for the economy's booster rockets. On the monetary side of the ledger and enhanced security measures and another $15 billion toward grant and loan guarantees for the airline

  10. Cross-linguistic studies of lexical access and processing in monolingual English and bilingual Hind?-English speakers

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    Iyer, Gowri Krovi

    2006-01-01

    tiger letter/papers lightbulb lightning/thunder switch lionleaf leopard/cheetah lightbulb lion lips lipstick lock log

  11. Investigating the Threat of Canine Distemper Virus

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    Maizels, Rick

    of Russia. This tigress, which became known as Morka, would later become the first free-ranging tiger' range began to raise alarm bells once more. Samples collected from three individuals were exported. Tigers in Russia are known to prey on other carnivore species, and it is assumed that tigers

  12. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Semantics, pages 310315, Tilburg, January 2009. c 2009 International Conference on Computational Semantics

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    *male's tiger a male tiger a tiger of male kind aoi-me-no *blue eyes' doll blue eyes doll the doll with a hat," NP1 boshi is at the person's disposal. Aoi-me-no ningyo "the doll with blue eyes," literally, "blue eyes' doll" in (VIII) even expresses the part-whole relation in the reverse direction, compared

  13. LAND USE AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS FROM SHALE DEVELOPMENT IN

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

    in the Marcellus region. Some of those species, such as the green salamander and the snow trillium, have all or most of their populations in areas with a high probability of...

  14. Conservation and Management of Vernal Pools/Temporary Wetlands

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    Gray, Matthew

    Jargon · Temporary ponds · Ephemeral pools · Springs pools · Woodland pools · Semi-permanent ponds · Fishless ponds · Salamander ponds · Intermittent woodland pools · Seasonal forest ponds · Seasonally astatic waters · Geographically isolated wetlands · Vernal pools · Specifics- Carolina Bays, Karst ponds

  15. Evaluation of Monte Carlo Electron-Transport Algorithms in the...

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    Evaluation of Monte Carlo Electron-Transport Algorithms in the Integrated Tiger Series Codes for Stochastic-Media Simulations. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Evaluation...

  16. H2FIRST Hydrogen Contaminant Detector Task: Requirements Document...

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    TDL * Physical Sciences Inc.-TDL * HORIBA International Corporation-NDIR * Tiger Optics-CW CRDS * Aeris Technologies, Inc.-TDLcompact multipass optical cell. Overall the...

  17. Domain

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    charlotb

    2010-08-31

    Fish. Dog. Chicken. Shark. Man. Tiger. Dog. Domain. Correspondence. Range. 3. Members of a an instrument the a set of. Rock Band member can play.

  18. Environmental Innovation Center Solar Site Evaluation: San José...

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

    San Jose, California. This evaluation was conducted as part of a larger study to assess solar potential at multiple public facilities within the City. The DOE Tiger Team,...

  19. Indirect Benefits (Increased Roof Life and HVAC Savings) from...

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    a decision on the PV installation, the Department of Energy Tiger Team has investigated potential indirect benefits of installing a solar PV system on the Convention Center roof....

  20. Journal of Heredity 2011:102(1):102112 doi:10.1093/jhered/esq105

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    Severson, David

    vector of dengue fever viruses (DENV1­4) (Rudnick and Chan 1965; Ibanez-Bernal et al. 1997; Chow et al email: journals.permissions@oup.com. A Linkage Map of the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) Based at the address above, or e-mail: wcb4@lamar.colostate.edu. Abstract The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia

  1. SALTO A Versatile Multi-Level Annotation Tool Aljoscha Burchadt, Katrin Erk, Anette Frank

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    Padó, Sebastian

    SALTO ­ A Versatile Multi-Level Annotation Tool Aljoscha Burchadt, Katrin Erk, Anette Frank Saarbr¨ucken, Germany {albu, erk, frank, kowalski, pado}@coli.uni-sb.de Abstract In this paper, we (Mengel and Lez- ius, 2000) as well as its own output format, SALSA/TIGER XML (Erk and Pado, 2004). TIGER

  2. BIOTIGER, A NATURAL MICROBIAL PRODUCT FOR ENHANCED HYDROCARBON RECOVERY FROM OIL SANDS.

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    Brigmon, R; Topher Berry, T; Whitney Jones, W; Charles Milliken, C

    2008-05-27

    BioTiger{trademark} is a unique microbial consortia that resulted from over 8 years of extensive microbiology screening and characterization of samples collected from a century-old Polish waste lagoon. BioTiger{trademark} shows rapid and complete degradation of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, produces novel surfactants, is tolerant of both chemical and metal toxicity and shows good activity at temperature and pH extremes. Although originally developed and used by the U.S. Department of Energy for bioremediation of oil-contaminated soils, recent efforts have proven that BioTiger{trademark} can also be used to increase hydrocarbon recovery from oil sands. This enhanced ex situ oil recovery process utilizes BioTiger{trademark} to optimize bitumen separation. A floatation test protocol with oil sands from Ft. McMurray, Canada was used for the BioTiger{trademark} evaluation. A comparison of hot water extraction/floatation test of the oil sands performed with BioTiger{trademark} demonstrated a 50% improvement in separation as measured by gravimetric analysis in 4 h and a five-fold increase at 25 hr. Since BioTiger{trademark} performs well at high temperatures and process engineering can enhance and sustain metabolic activity, it can be applied to enhance recovery of hydrocarbons from oil sands or other complex recalcitrant matrices.

  3. A new subspecies of Salamandra salamandra from Spain Rheinbach, 20 February 2006 ISSN 0036-337513-20142SALAMANDRA

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    Steinfartz, Sebastian

    the Tendi valley, Asturias, Spain GUNTHER KÖHLER &SEBASTIAN STEINFARTZ Abstract. The fire salamander of the Rio Tendi valley (Asturias, Spain) which have been so far considered as Salamandra salamandra distribution of this subspecies is restricted to the Tendi and the Marea valleys in Asturias, Spain. Key words

  4. Talk will be available at Lab Website Google: Skelly Yale

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    Skelly, David Kiernan

    Home Points · Upland Conversion Eliminates Amphibian Populations · Isolation Fosters Extinction · Most.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 Average Light Level (GSF) %WetlandsPresent Most species that can tolerate low light.8 1 Average Light Level (GSF) %WetlandsPresent Marbled Salamander American Toad Closed Canopy

  5. TARGET SPECIES Table 1. Terrestrial target species.

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    that have only one or a very few number of key ecological functions. Functional specialist species could = Critical functional link species, species that are the only ones that perform a specific ecological Merganser Boreal Toad Wolverine FS Horned Grebe Long-toed Salamander CFLS BIRDS House Finch CFLS Northern

  6. 402 Herpetological Review 38(4), 2007 RITTENHOUSE, T. A. G., AND R. D. SEMLITSCH. 2007. Distribution of am-

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    Davis, Alison R.

    for pond- breeding salamanders. Conserv. Biol. 12:1113­1119. ­­­­­­. 2000. Principles for management manipulation of the tail base (Stebbins 2003). However, inva- sive procedures can cause permanent damage will occasionally cause tail loss or stress a lizard during invasive sexing methods. These techniques are even more

  7. Development & Integument Development

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    Dever, Jennifer A.

    ) "pond-type" ­ large tail, wider size, 2) "stream-type" ­ narrow tail, more streamline Pseudotriton ruber by smaller size, external gills, tail fin, larval teeth & rudimentary tongue l Anurans ­ very different from with their environment l Salamanders 1) "pond-type" ­ long bush gills & dorsal fins · Lower oxygen & warmer temp 2

  8. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF THE GREAT FALLS BYPASSED REACHES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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    Dorcas, Michael E.

    of the Catawba River situated only slightly north of the juncture of the Piedmont and Upper Coastal Plain of the amphibians and reptiles inhabiting the Great Falls Bypassed Reaches of the Catawba River in South Carolina salamanders, 7 turtles, 6 lizards, and 11 snakes. No species of amphibian or reptile considered rare

  9. Molecular Ecology (2007) 16, 257274 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.03139.x 2006 The Authors

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    Zamudio, Kelly R.

    2007-01-01

    structure. Spotted salamanders rely on temporary ponds or wetlands for aggregate breeding. Adequate breeding breeding ponds, and the South deme included 13 ponds. Nine ponds showed evidence of admixture between that immigration among ponds is common within demes, and that certain populations serve as sources of immigrants

  10. TECHNICAL NOTE Microsatellite markers for Pseudoeurycea leprosa, a plethodontid

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    Zamudio, Kelly R.

    of this threatened species endemic to Central Me´xico. We tested polymor- phism of these loci among 50 individuals from two popu- lations (Texcalyacac and Calpan) in the states of Me´xico and Puebla, across showed that densities of plethodontid salamanders in Central America and Me´xico have also declined

  11. JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 185:297-326 (1985) Functional Morphology of the Feeding Mechanism in Aquatic

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    Shaffer, H. Bradley

    1985-01-01

    investigators 01985 ALAN R. LISS,INC. #12;298 G.V. LAUDER AND H.B. SHAFFER continues to be fruitful today Ambystomatid Salamanders GEORGE V. LAUDER AND H. BRADLEY SHAFFER Department ofAnatomy (G.VL.)and Committee

  12. Ecolom. 7201, 1991. pp. 827-838 0 1991 b) the Ecological Societ) of m e n c a

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    Gray, Matthew

    THE SALAMANDER SIREN INTERMEDIA AND THE KEYSTONE PREDATOR NOTOPHTHALAKJS VIRIDESCENS1 JOHNE. FAUTH. Is the ability to function as a keystone predator a property of a species or an emergent property Notophthalmus viridescens dorsalis is known to act as a keystone predator on larval anurans. We independently

  13. A Visual Category Filter for Google Images , P. Perona

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    Zisserman, Andrew

    for a number of object categories including bottles, camels, cars, horses, tigers and zebras. 1 Introduction], it is essential that the approach can learn from a contaminated training set with a minimal amount of supervi

  14. GoddardViewGoddard's 2007 Safety Awareness Campaign Goddard Collaborates with Indigenous People

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    Christian, Eric

    Delivers Course on Software Engineering - 5 Engineers Become "Composites Designers" as Tiger Team Meets International Polar Year - 3 NASA Detects Trends in Rainfall Traits from Drizzles to Downpours - 4 NESC Academy

  15. 1. Name Dr. Frank Tsai 2. Education -(degree, discipline, institution, year)

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    Cai, Steve C. S.

    Organizations - · Professional Engineer, Louisiana, License Number 32164, 2006-present 6. Current Membership, ASCE · American Geophysical Union 7. Honors and Awards ­ · LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2008 · LSU CEE Outstanding Achievement Award in Teaching and Research, 2006 · UCLA

  16. National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering June 12-26, 2010

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    Pennycook, Steve

    @isu.edu.tw Chih-Chieh Chou National Sun Yat-Sen University cccseal@gmail.com Jose de la Venta University State University wphela1@tigers.lsu.edu Paul P. Pirogovsky California Institute of Technology pirogovp

  17. China Energy and Emissions Paths to 2030

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    Fridley, David

    2012-01-01

    Tiger: Subsidies to China’s Paper Industry from 2002-2009. ”Given the Chinese paper industry’s current production mix,Industry Ammonia Industry Paper Industry Industry Aluminum

  18. Stories of Home: Generation, Memory, and Displacement among Jaffna Tamils and Jaffna Muslims 

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    Thiranagama, Sharika

    2006-01-01

    The Sri Lankan civil war has been ongoing for over twenty years. Fought out in the civilian areas of the North and East of Sri Lanka, between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) it ...

  19. Made for export : labor migration, state power, and higher education in a developing Philippine economy

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    Ruiz, Neil G

    2014-01-01

    Development scholars, heavily influenced by the cases of the four Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan), have attributed success in economic development to education. Although the Philippines seemed ...

  20. Metaphysics and Natural Kinds: Slingshots, Fundamentality, and Causal Structure

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    McFarland, Andrew

    2014-08-31

    come from theoretical categories given to us by the natural sciences, which include things like the chemical elements – hydrogen, gold, and plutonium – biological taxa – species like tiger, Panthera tigris, porcini mushroom, Boletus edulis, and the main...

  1. CHEETAH 1.0 user`s manual

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    Fried, L.E.

    1994-06-24

    CHEETAH is an effort to bring the TIGER thermochemical code into the 1990s. A wide variety of improvements have been made in Version 1.0, and a host of others will be implemented in the future. In CHEETAH 1.0 I have improved the robustness and ease of use of TIGER. All of TIGER`s solvers have been replaced by new algorithms. I find that CHEETAH solves a wider variety of problems with no user intervention (e.g. no guesses for the C-J state) than TIGER did. CHEETAH has been made simpler to use than TIGER; typical use of the code occurs with the new standard run command. I hope that CHEETAH makes the use of thermochemical codes more attractive to practical explosive formulators. In the future I plan to improve the underlying science in CHEETAH. More accurate equations of state will be used in the gas and the condensed phase. A kinetics capability will be added to the code that will predict reaction zone thickness. CHEETAH is currently a numerical implementation of C-J theory. It will,become an implementation of ZND theory. Further ease of use features will eventually be added; an automatic formulator that adjusts concentrations to match desired properties is planned.

  2. A counter-rotating tilted gas disc in the peanut galaxy NGC~128

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    Eric Emsellem; Robin Arsenault

    1997-01-15

    We have obtained $V$, $R_c$, $I_c$ HRCAM images and TIGER spectrography of the central region of the peanut galaxy NGC~128. The colour images reveal the presence of a red disc tilted by about 26 degres with respect to the major-axis of the galaxy. This tilted disc is made of dust and gas, as revealed by the 2D TIGER map of the ionized gas distribution. The TIGER stellar and gas velocity fields show that the angular momentum vectors of the stellar and gaseous components are reversed. We therefore suggest that the gas orbits belong to the so-called anomalous family, which is evidence for a tumbling triaxial potential (a bar) associated with the peanut morphology. The bar formation has very probably been triggered through the interaction with its nearby companion NGC~127, from which the dissipative component is being accreted along retrograde orbits.

  3. The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for monitoring air emissions and releases, and assessing the affect of catastrophic releases to the surrounding population.

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    Frank, Thomas D.

    ;Geographic entities are stored in a geographic information system with a reference coordinate system information system. Today's lessons: TIGER/Line files Geocoding Service Network Network Service Areas #12. The most common, global reference system is the geographic coordinate system of latitude and longitude #12

  4. Effectiveness of Ultra-Low Volume Nighttime Applications of an Adulticide against Diurnal Aedes

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    , Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America, 2 Mercer County Mosquito Control, West Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America, 3 Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission, Eatontown, New Jersey, United States of America Abstract Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito

  5. Syst. Biol. 52(6):794819, 2003 Copyright c Society of Systematic Biologists

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    McGuire, Jimmy A.

    for Biodiversity and Conservation Studies, FMIPA, University of Indonesia, Depok, Java 16424 6 Conservation Java/Bali. Species distributions are generally concordant with Pleistocene aggregate island complexes in large mammals in this region. For example, tigers, bears, orangutans, ele- phants, and rhinos occur

  6. Assisting Web Search Using Query Suggestion Based on Word Similarity Measure and Query Modification

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    Ng, Yiu-Kai Dennis

    . For example, when the word "Tiger" is entered by a user, current web search engines are mostly focusedAssisting Web Search Using Query Suggestion Based on Word Similarity Measure and Query Modification search engines is query suggestion (QS), which assists users in formulating keyword queries by suggesting

  7. Intents, Upgrades and Assurance in Model-Based Development Jonas Elmqvist, Simin Nadjm-Tehrani

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    software is promoted as a means to achieve cost-efficient development of code, and platform independent that some element of assurance is present: a future car airbag system being developed at the Swedish to be computed predictably (and within 500Ps). In the Tiger XS communication platform the main requirement

  8. NORTH STADIUM DR. NICHOLSONDR.

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Apts. THE QUAD MIDDLETON LIBRARY LOCKET HALL JOURNALISM BUILDING CAMPUS SAFETY BUILDING ENERGY , COAST.LakeshoreDr. Highland SCHOOL OF VETERNARY MEDICINE NEW TIGER PARK SPORTS AND ADVENTURE COMPLEX LSU SOCCER FEILD LAB SCHOOL NEW ALEX BOX STADIUM FOOTBALL PRACTICE BUILDING NICHOLSON Apt OLD ALEX BOX STADIUM MARAVICH

  9. 4/5/2004 JHU-APL 1 Machine LearningMachine Learning

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    Chang, Edward Y.

    4/5/2004 JHU-APL 1 Machine LearningMachine Learning forfor Image RetrievalImage Retrieval Edward Chang Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara CTO, VIMA Technologies #12;4/5/2004 JHU-APL 2 Are They Similar? #12;4/5/2004 JHU-APL 3 Are They Similar? In terms of what? Is Tiger Woods

  10. Recognising Visual Patterns to Communicate Gas Turbine Time-Series Data

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    Reiter, Ehud

    Recognising Visual Patterns to Communicate Gas Turbine Time-Series Data Jin Yu, Jim Hunter, Ehud analogue channels are sampled once per second and archived by the Tiger system for monitoring gas turbines that it is very important to identify such patterns in any attempt at summarisation. In the gas turbine domain

  11. 5339 County Road 579 Seffner, FL 33584 | 813 744-5519 | http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl.edu Board of County Commissioners l Extension

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    with persistent joint pain. Dengue fever is another mosquito-borne virus that is transmitted by the same as the Yellow Fever Mosquito and Aedes albopictus, known as the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Both of these mosquitoes mosquito. The symptoms typically present with fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include chills

  12. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Changes in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Populations in New

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    ). If introduced into the United States, exotic arboviruses such as chikungunya (CHIKV), dengue, and yellow fever(5): 1220Ð1224 (2009) ABSTRACT The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse) was Þrst detected in New Jersey in 1995 during mosquito surveillance operations in Monmouth County. We tracked statewide changes

  13. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (2-years)

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    Anderson, Charles W.

    flats along with fringing coral reefs through the Myeik archipelago and further off shore. Due to years habitat for endangered species and invaluable ecosystem services to people. It is part of one of largest for tiger, elephant, Gurney's pitta, and other endangered terrestrial species. The region stretches across

  14. HRM 501 Fall 2013 Texas A&M University Central Texas

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    Diestel, Geoff

    HRM 501 ­Fall 2013 Texas A&M University Central Texas HRM 501.301­ Law and Regulation in Human.6 "Snow Leopard®", Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard®", Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger®" #12;HRM 501 ­Fall 2013 Check browser

  15. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

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    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY A GUIDE TO THE DEPARTMENTAL ACADEMIC the Department of Chemistry 9 Departmental Seminar Attendance 9 Seminar Workshop 10 Tiger Talks 10 Scientific requires students who are admitted as prospective candidates for a higher degree in Chemistry (either the M

  16. Guidelines for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1995-11-22

    The Guidelines for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs establish objectives and criteria for evaluating nuclear facility training programs. The guidance in this standard provides a framework for the systematic evaluation of training programs at nuclear facilities and is based, in part, on established criteria for Technical Safety Appraisals, Tiger Team Assessments, commercial nuclear industry evaluations, and the DOE Training Accreditation Program.

  17. The Little Known History of GIS

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    Honea, Bob

    2011-11-16

    ; that then morphed into RANN. • Numerous applied research centers created including, U of Illinois, U of MI (ERIM), U of WA, and ORNL, all were developing environmental modeling systems funded by NSF involving GIS tools. • Meanwhile other centers developed... by CARETS) and Fredrick Roland Broome at Census Bureau developed the TIGER/DIME system. • In 1969, ORNL began developing one of the largest regional modeling experiment ever attempted (RESA was driven by ORRMIS) Am independent evaluation...

  18. The United States and disarmament, 1921-1934 

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    May, Roy

    1968-01-01

    be abolished. To this utterly z idiculous lIsaiah 2 proposal, the lion and tiger, looking sideways at the rhinocerous, declared, "Horns must be abolished. " Siding with the rhinocerous, the bull said, "Paws, and especially claws must be abolished. " "Claws.... Once inside the relative safety of their quarters, the animals began to look upon one another with a friendlier attitude. 2 The Prussian "eagle", the Eritish "lion", the Russian "bear" and all the European powers whose parallels may readily...

  19. Field Test and Evaluation Report Five Photovoltaic Power Systems for the City of Tucson

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Members of the DOE solar energy Tiger Team tested five municipally owned, grid connected photovoltaic (PV) power systems for the City of Tucson on March 26 and 27, 2008. The five PV systems tested were Southeast Service Center, Clements Fitness Center, and Thonydale water treatment plant systems 1, 2, and 3. During all tests, skies were virtually cloudless with only occasional, high cirrus present, and none during array testing.

  20. Strategic Petroleum Reserve annual/quarterly report

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    Not Available

    1993-02-16

    During 1992 the Department continued planning activities for the expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to one billion barrels. A draft Environmental Impact Statement for the five candidate sites was completed in October 1992, and a series of public hearings was held during December 1992. Conceptual design engineering activities, life cycle cost estimates and geotechnical studies to support the technical requirements for an Strategic Petroleum Reserve Plan Amendment were essentially completed in December 1992. At the end of 1992, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve crude oil inventory was 574.7 million barrels and an additional 1.7 million barrels was in transit to the Reserve. During 1992 approximately 6.2 million barrels of crude oil were acquired for the Reserve. A Department of Energy Tiger Team Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) Assessment was conducted at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve from March 9 through April 10, 1992. In general, the Tiger Team found that Strategic Petroleum Reserve activities do not pose undue environmental, safety or health risks. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve`s Final Corrective Action Plan, prepared in response to the Tiger Team assessment, was submitted for Department approval in December 1992. On November 18, 1992, the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy selected DynMcDennott Petroleum Operations Company to provide management and operating services for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a period of 5 years commencing April 1, 1993. DynMcDermott will succeed Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc.

  1. ES H action plan

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    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    This document contains planned actions to correct the deficiencies identified in the Pre-Tiger Team Self-Assessment (PTTSA), January 1991, of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL -- Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tonopah, Nevada; and Kauai, Hawaii). The Self-Assessment was conducted by a Self-Assessment Working Group consisting of 19 department managers, with support from Environment, Safety, and Health (ES H) professionals, from October through December 1990. Findings from other past audits, dating back to 1985, were reviewed and compared with the PTTSA findings to determine if additional findings, key findings, or root causes were warranted. The resulting ES H Action Plan and individual planned actions were prepared by the ES H Action Plan Project Group with assistance from the Program owners/authors during February and March 1991. The plan was reviewed by SNL Management in April 1991. This document serves as a planning instrument for the Laboratories to aid in the scoping and sizing of activities related to ES H compliance for the coming five years. It will be modified as required to ensure a workload/funding balance and to address the findings resulting from the Tiger Team assessment at SNL, Albuquerque. The process of producing this document has served well to prepare SNL, Albuquerque, for the coming task of producing the required post-Tiger Team action plan document. 8 tabs.

  2. Fossil vertebrate footprints in the Coconino Sandstone (Permian) of northern Arizona: Evidence for underwater origin

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    Brand, L.R.; Thu Tang (Loma Linda Univ., CA (United States))

    1991-12-01

    Numerous fossil vertebrate trackways in the Coconino Sandstone of northern Arizona exhibit several features that imply that these trackways were not made in subaerial conditions. Some trackways begin or end abruptly on undisturbed bedding planes, and in other trackways the individual prints are oriented in a different direction from that of the trackway. These features indicate buoyancy of the animals in water. The animals were swimming in the water part of the time and at other times walking on the substrate, and they were sometimes orienting upslope on the surface of the underwater dunes, while being drifted sideways by lateral currents. Observations on salamander locomotion in a sedimentation tank with flowing water support this model.

  3. Tigo Energy | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-EnhancingEt Al., 2013)Open Energy Information ThreeTianDiHydraulicTiftTiger

  4. A nineteenth-century Bonpo pilgrim in Western Tibet and Nepal: Episodes from the life of dKar ru grub dbang bsTan 'dzin rin chen

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    Ramble, Charles

    2008-01-01

    of prefabricated attitudes set up for demolition by his exemplary discourse. Contrary to what we might have expected from the author of the Gangs ti se dkar chag, Bonpos in the narrative receive no special favours above Buddhists; some of his sharpest barbs... the tutelage of a certain lDang lnga Kun dga’. It was on the third day of the Sa ga zla ba in a Fire Tiger year (1806) that Karu began to learn the Tibetan alphabet (36- 39). Two years later, in 1808, he moved into A tsho shes tshus house in Nor gling...

  5. Internalizing Native American History: Comprehending Cherokee and Muscogulge Identities

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    Haggard, Dixie Ray

    2000-09-01

    , Fall 2000 11 Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca) held a set number of seats in the Grand Council of the Five Nations. The Grand Council served as the body that set policy for the league as a whole. Thus, each clan maintained a direct voice in the decisions... whose names, according to Morgan, persisted into the mid-nineteenth century were the Wolf, Bear, Skunk, Alligator, Deer, Bird, Tiger, Wind, Toad, Mole, Fox, Raccoon, Fish, Corn, Potato, Hickory Nut, Salt, and Wild Cat. Since Morgan assumed that all...

  6. The Historical Anecdotes of Kheng Nobilities

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    Dorji, Lham

    2005-01-01

    had prerogative by virtue of their geographical locations. The axioms, Tagma Dung tagi guyung (tiger's head) and Joka (Dogar) Koche sergy di mig (the golden key) or Go tagma dung; Jug Joka khoche (head-Tagma Dung and Tail-Joka Khoche) provide... animals. They dug trenches around it to protect the relic from beasts. It was then moved to a base close to a pond (dawar) to keep it away from the strong winter winds. One of the devotees went to Lhodrak and brought Jangchub Choten to preserve...

  7. Indirect Benefits (Increased Roof Life and HVAC Savings) from a Solar PV System at the San José Convention Center

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The City of San José is considering the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the San José Convention Center. The installation would be on a lower section of the roof covering approximately 21,000 ft2. To assist city staff in making a decision on the PV installation, the Department of Energy Tiger Team has investigated potential indirect benefits of installing a solar PV system on the Convention Center roof. The indirect benefits include potential increase in roof life, as well as potential reduced heating and cooling load in the building due to roof shading from the PV system.

  8. A review of "The Flight of the Earls: An Illustrated History" by John McCavitt with original drawings by Seán Ó Brógáin 

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    Mulvihill, Maureen

    2009-01-01

    to the council that decided on the project of their setting out on the voyage!? (Annals of the Four Masters [An- nala na gCeithre Mh?istr?], 1630s, as quoted in Cusack, Illustrated History of Ireland, 1868; rpt 1995, p 468). The reaction in Ireland at the time..., such as the handsomely illustrated bicentennial edition of Thomas Packenham?s Year of Liberty: The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798. (Random House, 1998) and Mary Frances Cusack?s Illustrated History of Ireland (London: Longmans, 1868; rpt Senate/Tiger Books UK, 1995...

  9. Showcasing Solar Technologies from San José Companies at the Tech Museum of Innovation

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    In May 2007, the City of San José won a Solar America Showcase award from the US Department of Energy. This award offers technical assistance to help the City realize its ambitious solar technology deployment goals on large buildings and complexes mainly in the revitalized downtown area. In July 2007, a DOE Tiger Team — led by Cécile Warner of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) — met with numerous city officials to discuss the City’s solar plans in detail and visit the various sites under consideration for solar technology adoption.

  10. Evaluation of Monte Carlo Electron-Transport Algorithms in the Integrated

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  11. Thermochemical plots using JCZS2i piece-wise curve fits.

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    Miller, David L.; Schoof, Justin C.; Hobbs, Michael L.

    2013-10-01

    This report presents plots of specific heat, enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy for 1439 species in the JCZS2i database. Included in this set of species are 496 condensed-phase species and 943 gas-phase species. The gas phase species contain 80 anions and 112 cations for a total of 192 ions. The JCZS2i database is used in conjunction with the TIGER thermochemical code to predict thermodynamic states from ambient conditions to high temperatures and pressures. Predictions from the TIGER code using the JCZS2i database can be used in shock physics codes where temperatures may be as high as 20,000 K and ions may be present. Such high temperatures were not considered in the original JCZS database, and extrapolations made for these temperatures were unrealistic. For example, specific heat would sometimes go negative at high temperatures which fails the definition of specific heat. The JCZS2i database is a new version of the JCZS database that is being created to address these inaccuracies. The purpose of the current report is to visualize the high temperature extrapolations to insure that the specific heat, enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy predictions are reasonable up to 20,000 K.

  12. Pollution prevention opportunity assessment for propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics

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    Phillips, N.M.; Torres, H.M.

    1996-04-01

    In 1991, a DOE ``Tiger Team`` audited the SNL/California Explosives Program and cited Sandia for not being in compliance with the DOE Explosives Safety Manual requirements for having an explosives storage review program. At that time, SNL/California did not have a site-wide inventory record of explosives, and no storage review as in place. Sandia corporately owns approximately 1,800,000 lb energetic material, which is located at various sites throughout the country. In 1992, in response to the Tiger Team findings, Sandia formed the Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics Evaluation and Reapplication Task Force (PEPER) to develop the tools to implement life-cycle management of energetic materials at Sandia. PEPER met the following objectives: (1) create an accurate inventory of all energetic materials owned by Sandia; (2) evaluate the stability of the inventory, and thereby identify and destroy all imminent hazards; (3) draw down the inventory to be consistent with post-Cold War business needs; (4) create a cradle-to-grave ownership process. This pollution prevention opportunity assessment was conducted to document the activities at SNL/California that have involved propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics; and to outline options for minimizing energetic materials and waste at SNL/California.

  13. Pastures to Prairies to Pools: An Update on Natural Resource Damages Settlement Projects at the Fernald Preserve - 13198

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    Powell, Jane [Fernald Preserve Site Manager, DOE Office of Legacy Management, Harrison, Ohio (United States)] [Fernald Preserve Site Manager, DOE Office of Legacy Management, Harrison, Ohio (United States); Schneider, Tom [Fernald Project Manager, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Dayton, Ohio (United States)] [Fernald Project Manager, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Dayton, Ohio (United States); Hertel, Bill [Project Manager, S.M. Stoller Corporation, Harrison, Ohio (United States)] [Project Manager, S.M. Stoller Corporation, Harrison, Ohio (United States); Homer, John [Environmental Scientist, S.M. Stoller Corporation, Harrison, Ohio (United States)] [Environmental Scientist, S.M. Stoller Corporation, Harrison, Ohio (United States)

    2013-07-01

    The DOE Office of Legacy Management oversees implementation and monitoring of two ecological restoration projects at the Fernald Preserve, Fernald, Ohio, that are funded through a CERCLA natural resource damage settlement. Planning and implementation of on-property ecological restoration projects is one component of compensation for natural resource injury. The Paddys Run Tributary Project involves creation of vernal pool wetland habitat with adjacent forest restoration. The Triangle Area Project is a mesic tall-grass prairie establishment, similar to other efforts at the Fernald Preserve. The goal of the Fernald Natural Resource Trustees is to establish habitat for Ambystomatid salamander species, as well as grassland birds. Field implementation of these projects was completed in May 2012. Herbaceous cover and woody vegetation survival was determined in August and September 2012. Results show successful establishment of native vegetation. Additional monitoring will be needed to determine whether project goals have been met. As with the rest of the Fernald Preserve, ecological restoration has helped turn a DOE liability into a community asset. (authors)

  14. A high-elevation, multi-proxy biotic and environmental record of MIS 6–4 from the Ziegler Reservoir fossil site, Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA

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    Ian M. Miller; Mitchell A. Plummer; Various Others

    2014-10-01

    In North America, terrestrial records of biodiversity and climate change that span Marine Oxygen Isotope Stage (MIS) 5 are rare. Where found, they provide insight into how the coupling of the ocean–atmosphere system is manifested in biotic and environmental records and how the biosphere responds to climate change. In 2010–2011, construction at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado (USA) revealed a nearly continuous, lacustrine/wetland sedimentary sequence that preserved evidence of past plant communities between ~140 and 55 ka, including all of MIS 5. At an elevation of 2705 m, the Ziegler Reservoir fossil site also contained thousands of well-preserved bones of late Pleistocene megafauna, including mastodons, mammoths, ground sloths, horses, camels, deer, bison, black bear, coyotes, and bighorn sheep. In addition, the site contained more than 26,000 bones from at least 30 species of small animals including salamanders, otters, muskrats, minks, rabbits, beavers, frogs, lizards, snakes, fish, and birds. The combination of macro- and micro-vertebrates, invertebrates, terrestrial and aquatic plant macrofossils, a detailed pollen record, and a robust, directly dated stratigraphic framework shows that high-elevation ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are climatically sensitive and varied dramatically throughout MIS 5

  15. Technical support services to assist the Office of Environmental Audit in conducting the DOE Environmental Survey and to provide technical assistance on Environmental Compliance issues. Technical progress report, February 16, 1990--August 13, 1990

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    NONE

    1995-07-01

    NUS received authorization from DOE on August 14, 1987 to provide technical support services to assist the Office of Environmental Audit (OEV) in conducting the DOE Environmental Survey and to provide technical assistance on environmental compliance issues. The overall contract is to accomplish a one-time, no-fault baseline Survey of all DOE operating facilities, and to provide technical assistance and support for the resolution of environmental compliance issues. NUS has completed the Preliminary Reports and continues to support DOE on the Prioritization and Tiger Team Assessment efforts. The project requires a broad range of environmental protection expertise, necessitating senior-level personnel as the primary project staff. Many of the tasks assigned by DOE require quick startup and performance, and several tasks may be active at any one time.

  16. Environment, safety and health compliance assessment, Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio

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    Not Available

    1989-09-01

    The Secretary of Energy established independent Tiger Teams to conduct environment, safety, and health (ES H) compliance assessments at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. This report presents the assessment of the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) at Fernald, Ohio. The purpose of the assessment at FMPC is to provide the Secretary with information regarding current ES H compliance status, specific ES H noncompliance items, evaluation of the adequacy of the ES H organizations and resources (DOE and contractor), and root causes for noncompliance items. Areas reviewed included performance under Federal, state, and local agreements and permits; compliance with Federal, state and DOE orders and requirements; adequacy of operations and other site activities, such as training, procedures, document control, quality assurance, and emergency preparedness; and management and staff, including resources, planning, and interactions with outside agencies.

  17. Environment, safety and health progress assessment of the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP)

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    This report documents the results of the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Progress Assessment of the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP), Fernald, Ohio, conducted from October 15 through October 25, 1991. The Secretary of Energy directed that small, focused, ES&H Progress Assessments be performed as part of the continuing effort to institutionalize line management accountability and the self-assessment process in the areas of ES&H. The FEMP assessment is the pilot assessment for this new program. The objectives for the FEMP ES&H Progress Assessment were to assess: (1) how the FEMP has progressed since the 1989 Tiger Assessment; (2) how effectively the FEMP has corrected specific deficiencies and associated root causes identified by that team; and (3) whether the current organization, resources, and systems are sufficient to proactively manage ES&H issues.

  18. Resolving the tips of the tree of life: How much mitochondrialdata doe we need?

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    Bonett, Ronald M.; Macey, J. Robert; Boore, Jeffrey L.; Chippindale, Paul T.

    2005-04-29

    Mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequences are used extensively to reconstruct evolutionary relationships among recently diverged animals,and have constituted the most widely used markers for species- and generic-level relationships for the last decade or more. However, most studies to date have employed relatively small portions of the mt-genome. In contrast, complete mt-genomes primarily have been used to investigate deep divergences, including several studies of the amount of mt sequence necessary to recover ancient relationships. We sequenced and analyzed 24 complete mt-genomes from a group of salamander species exhibiting divergences typical of those in many species-level studies. We present the first comprehensive investigation of the amount of mt sequence data necessary to consistently recover the mt-genome tree at this level, using parsimony and Bayesian methods. Both methods of phylogenetic analysis revealed extremely similar results. A surprising number of well supported, yet conflicting, relationships were found in trees based on fragments less than {approx}2000 nucleotides (nt), typical of the vast majority of the thousands of mt-based studies published to date. Large amounts of data (11,500+ nt) were necessary to consistently recover the whole mt-genome tree. Some relationships consistently were recovered with fragments of all sizes, but many nodes required the majority of the mt-genome to stabilize, particularly those associated with short internal branches. Although moderate amounts of data (2000-3000 nt) were adequate to recover mt-based relationships for which most nodes were congruent with the whole mt-genome tree, many thousands of nucleotides were necessary to resolve rapid bursts of evolution. Recent advances in genomics are making collection of large amounts of sequence data highly feasible, and our results provide the basis for comparative studies of other closely related groups to optimize mt sequence sampling and phylogenetic resolution at the ''tips'' of the Tree of Life.

  19. Technical support services to assist the Office of Environmental Audit in conducting the DOE Environmental Survey and to provide technical assistance on Environmental Compliance issues. Technical progress report, February 16, 1991--August 16, 1991

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    NONE

    1995-07-01

    HALLIBURTON NUS received authorization from DOE on August 14, 1987 to provide technical support to assist the Office of Environmental Audit (OEV) in conducting the DOE Environmental Survey and to provide technical assistance on environmental compliance issues. The overall contract is to accomplish a one-time, no-fault baseline Survey of all DOE operating facilities, and to provide technical assistance and support for the resolution of environmental compliance issues. NUS has completed the Preliminary Reports and continues to support DOE on the Prioritization and Tiger Team Assessment efforts. The project requires a broad range of environmental protection expertise, necessitating senior-level personnel as the primary project staff. Many of the tasks assigned by DOE require quick startup and performance, and several tasks may be active at any one time. The objective of the DOE Environmental Survey Program is to identify and prioritize areas of existing environmental risk at 36 DOE facilities. NUS`role is to technically assist the Office of Environmental Audit in the implementation of the Surveys.

  20. Technical support services to assist the Office of Environmental Audit in conducting the DOE Environmental Survey and to provide technical assistance on Environmental Compliance issues. Technical progress report, August 14, 1990--February 15, 1991

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    NONE

    1995-07-01

    NUS received authorization from DOE on August 14, 1987 to provide technical support services to assist the Office of Environmental Audit (OEV) in conducting the DOE Environmental Survey and to provide technical assistance on environmental compliance issues. The overall contract is to accomplish a one-time, no-fault baseline Survey of all DOE operating facilities, and to provide technical assistance and support for the resolution of environmental compliance issues. NUS has completed the Preliminary Reports and continues to support DOE on the Prioritization and Tiger Team Assessment efforts. The project requires a broad range of environmental protection expertise, necessitating senior-level personnel as the primary project staff. Many of the tasks assigned by DOE require quick startup and performance, and several tasks may be active at any one time. The objective of the DOE Environmental Survey Program is to identify and prioritize areas of existing environmental risk at 36 DOE facilities. NUS`role is to technically assist the Office of Environmental Audit in the implementation of the Surveys.

  1. Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves. Annual report of operations, Fiscal year 1992

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    Not Available

    1992-12-31

    During fiscal year 1992, the reserves generated $473 million in revenues, a $181 million decrease from the fiscal year 1991 revenues, primarily due to significant decreases in oil and natural gas prices. Total costs were $200 million, resulting in net cash flow of $273 million, compared with $454 million in fiscal year 1991. From 1976 through fiscal year 1992, the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves generated more than $15 billion in revenues and a net operating income after costs of $12.5 billion. In fiscal year 1992, production at the Naval Petroleum Reserves at maximum efficient rates yielded 26 million barrels of crude oil, 119 billion cubic feet of natural gas, and 164 million gallons of natural gas liquids. From April to November 1992, senior managers from the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves held a series of three workshops in Boulder, Colorado, in order to build a comprehensive Strategic Plan as required by Secretary of Energy Notice 25A-91. Other highlights are presented for the following: Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1--production achievements, crude oil shipments to the strategic petroleum reserve, horizontal drilling, shallow oil zone gas injection project, environment and safety, and vanpool program; Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 2--new management and operating contractor and exploration drilling; Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3--steamflood; Naval Oil Shale Reserves--protection program; and Tiger Team environmental assessment of the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

  2. Process improvement to the inspection readiness plan in chemical weapons convention challenge inspections. Master`s thesis

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    Triplett, W.M.

    1997-09-01

    This thesis identified current Information Technology initiatives to help improve the Navy`s Inspection Readiness Plan for Chemical Warfare Convention (CWC) Challenge Inspection. The CWC is an intensive inspection. The Challenge Inspection allows for a team of international inspectors to inspect a naval facility suspected of violating the CWC on very short notice. This thesis begins with a review of the CWC Challenge Inspection timeline. It then describes the Navy`s Inspection Readiness Plan for CWC Challenge Inspections as well as the Navy Tiger Team that is sent to naval facilities to assist the Commanding Officer and base personnel during inspections. One of the initiatives evaluated by this analysis is the use of videoconferencing. To ascertain the feasibility of using videoconferencing in the CWC Challenge Inspection process, this thesis reviews the current videoconferencing systems and standards, and the results of a questionnaire that was sent to various naval commands. This thesis concludes with recommendations for inclusion of videoconferencing and various other Information Technology initiatives in the CWC Challenge Inspection process.

  3. Environment, Safety and Health Progress Assessment of the Argonne Illinois Site

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    Not Available

    1993-11-01

    This report documents the results of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Progress Assessment of the Argonne Illinois Site (AIS), near Chicago, Illinois, conducted from October 25 through November 9, 1993. During the Progress Assessment, activities included a selective review of the ES&H management systems and programs with principal focus on the DOE Office of Energy Research (ER); CH, which includes the Argonne Area Office; the University of Chicago; and the contractor`s organization responsible for operation of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The ES&H Progress Assessments are part of DOE`s continuing effort to institutionalize line management accountability and the self-assessment process throughout DOE and its contractor organizations. The purpose of the AIS ES&H Progress Assessment was to provide the Secretary of Energy, senior DOE managers, and contractor management with concise independent information on the following: change in culture and attitude related to ES&H activities; progress and effectiveness of the ES&H corrective actions resulting from the previous Tiger Team Assessment; adequacy and effectiveness of the ES&H self-assessment process of the DOE line organizations, the site management, and the operating contractor; and effectiveness of DOE and contractor management structures, resources, and systems to effectively address ES&H problems and new ES&H initiatives.

  4. Environment, Safety and Health Progress Assessment of the Hanford Site

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    Not Available

    1992-05-01

    This report documents the result of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Progress Assessment of the Hanford Site, in Richland, Washington. The assessment, which was conducted from May 11 through May 22, 1992, included a selective-review of the ES&H management systems and programs of the responsible DOE Headquarters Program Offices the DOE Richland Field Office, and the site contractors. The ES&H Progress Assessments are part of the Secretary of Energy`s continuing effort to institutionalize line management accountability and the self-assessment process throughout DOE and its contractor organizations. The purpose of the Hanford Site ES&H Progress Assessment is to provide the Secretary with an independent assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the DOE and contractor management structures, resources, and systems to address ES&H problems and requirements. They are not intended to be comprehensive compliance assessments of ES&H activities. The point of reference for assessing programs at the Hanford Site was, for the most part, the Tiger Team Assessment of the Hanford Site, which was conducted from May 21 through July 18, 1990. A summary of issues and progress in the areas of environment, safety and health, and management is included.

  5. Chemical reactions of UF{sub 6} with water on ingress to damaged model 48X 10 ton cylinder

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    Rothman, A.B.

    1996-02-01

    Chemistry studies of the effects of water flooding in Model 48X 10-ton UF{sub 6} storage cylinders, as a result of impact fractures, were conducted to support the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) review of the Paducah Tiger Overpack for transportation of those cylinders. The objectives of the study were to determine the maximum amount of water that could be admitted to the interior of such a damaged cylinder, the resulting geometries and chemical compositions from reactions of water with the UF{sub 6} contents of the cylinder, and the end-state water moderated and reflected configurations for input to nuclear criticality safety analyses. The case identified for analysis was the flooding of the inside of a cylinder, submerged horizontally in 3 ft of water. The flooding was driven by an initial pressure drop of 13 psig, through an assumed fracture (1/32 in. wide {times} 1/2 in. deep {times} 18 in. long) in the barrel of the cylinder. During the initial addition of water, transient back pressures occur from the effects of the heats of reaction and solution at the water/UF{sub 6} interface, with some chugging as more water is added to alternately coot the reaction surface and then heat it again as the added water reacts with more UF{sub 6}.

  6. Characterization of the fast electrons distribution produced in a high intensity laser target interaction

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    Westover, B.; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 ; Chen, C. D.; Patel, P. K.; McLean, H.; Beg, F. N.

    2014-03-15

    Experiments on the Titan laser (?150?J, 0.7 ps, 2 × 10{sup 20} W cm{sup ?2}) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were carried out in order to study the properties of fast electrons produced by high-intensity, short pulse laser interacting with matter under conditions relevant to Fast Ignition. Bremsstrahlung x-rays produced by these fast electrons were measured by a set of compact filter-stack based x-ray detectors placed at three angles with respect to the target. The measured bremsstrahlung signal allows a characterization of the fast electron beam spectrum, conversion efficiency of laser energy into fast electron kinetic energy and angular distribution. A Monte Carlo code Integrated Tiger Series was used to model the bremsstrahlung signal and infer a laser to fast electron conversion efficiency of 30%, an electron slope temperature of about 2.2?MeV, and a mean divergence angle of 39°. Simulations were also performed with the hybrid transport code ZUMA which includes fields in the target. In this case, a conversion efficiency of laser energy to fast electron energy of 34% and a slope temperature between 1.5?MeV and 4?MeV depending on the angle between the target normal direction and the measuring spectrometer are found. The observed temperature of the bremsstrahlung spectrum, and therefore the inferred electron spectrum are found to be angle dependent.

  7. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Site Environmental Report for calendar year 1994

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    NONE

    1995-05-31

    The purpose of this Site Environmental Report (SER) is to characterize site environmental management performance, confirm compliance with environmental standards and requirements, and highlight significant programs and efforts. The SER, provided annually in accordance with Department of Energy DOE Order 5400.1, serves the public by summarizing monitoring data collected to assess how the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) impacts the environment. This report (SER) provides a balanced synopsis of non-radiological monitoring and regulatory compliance data and affirms that the SPR has been operating within acceptable regulatory limits. Included in this report is a description of each site`s environment, an overview of the SPR environmental program, and a recapitulation of special environmental activities and events associated with each SPR site during 1994. Two of these highlights include decommissioning of the Weeks Island facility (disposition of 73 million barrels of crude oil inventory) as well as the degasification of up to 144 million barrels of crude oil inventory at the Bayou Choctaw, Big Hill, Bryan Mound, and West Hackberry facilities. The decision to decommission the Weeks Island facility is a result of diminishing mine integrity from ground water intrusion. Degasifying the crude oil is required to reduce potentially harmful emissions that would occur during oil movements. With regard to still another major environmental action, 43 of the original 84 environmental findings from the 1992 DOE Tiger Team Assessment were closed by the end of 1994. Spills to the environment, another major topic, indicates a positive trend. Total volume of oil spilled in 1994 was only 39 barrels, down from 232 barrels in 1993, and the total volume of brine spilled was only 90 barrels, down from 370 barrels in 1993. The longer term trend for oil and brine spills has declined substantially from 27 in 1990 down to nine in 1994.

  8. Testing general relativity with compact coalescing binaries: comparing exact and predictive methods to compute the Bayes factor

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    Walter Del Pozzo; Katherine Grover; Ilya Mandel; Alberto Vecchio

    2014-08-11

    The second generation of gravitational-wave detectors is scheduled to start operations in 2015. Gravitational-wave signatures of compact binary coalescences could be used to accurately test the strong-field dynamical predictions of general relativity. Computationally expensive data analysis pipelines, including TIGER, have been developed to carry out such tests. As a means to cheaply assess whether a particular deviation from general relativity can be detected, Cornish et al. and Vallisneri recently proposed an approximate scheme to compute the Bayes factor between a general-relativity gravitational-wave model and a model representing a class of alternative theories of gravity parametrised by one additional parameter. This approximate scheme is based on only two easy-to-compute quantities: the signal-to-noise ratio of the signal and the fitting factor between the signal and the manifold of possible waveforms within general relativity. In this work, we compare the prediction from the approximate formula against an exact numerical calculation of the Bayes factor using the lalinference library. We find that, using frequency-domain waveforms, the approximate scheme predicts exact results with good accuracy, providing the correct scaling with the signal-to-noise ratio at a fitting factor value of 0.992 and the correct scaling with the fitting factor at a signal-to-noise ratio of 20, down to a fitting factor of $\\sim$ 0.9. We extend the framework for the approximate calculation of the Bayes factor which significantly increases its range of validity, at least to fitting factors of $\\sim$ 0.7 or higher.

  9. How serious can the stealth bias be in gravitational wave parameter estimation?

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    Salvatore Vitale; Walter Del Pozzo

    2013-11-08

    The upcoming direct detection of gravitational waves will open a window to probing the strong-field regime of general relativity (GR). As a consequence, waveforms that include the presence of deviations from GR have been developed (e.g. in the parametrized post-Einsteinian approach). TIGER, a data analysis pipeline which builds Bayesian evidence to support or question the validity of GR, has been written and tested. In particular, it was shown recently that data from the LIGO and Virgo detectors will allow to detect deviations from GR smaller than can be probed with Solar System tests and pulsar timing measurements or not accessible with conventional tests of GR. However, evidence from several detections is required before a deviation from GR can be confidently claimed. An interesting consequence is that, should GR not be the correct theory of gravity in its strong field regime, using standard GR templates for the matched filter analysis of interferometer data will introduce biases in the gravitational wave measured parameters with potentially disastrous consequences on the astrophysical inferences, such as the coalescence rate or the mass distribution. We consider three heuristic possible deviations from GR and show that the biases introduced by assuming GR's validity manifest in various ways. The mass parameters are usually the most affected, with biases that can be as large as $30$ standard deviations for the symmetric mass ratio, and nearly one percent for the chirp mass, which is usually estimated with sub-percent accuracy. We conclude that statements about the nature of the observed sources, e.g. if both objects are neutron stars, depend critically on the explicit assumption that GR it the right theory of gravity in the strong field regime.

  10. Temperature effect on gastric emptying time of hybrid grouper (Epinephelus spp.)

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    De, Moumita; Ghaffar, Mazlan Abd. [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Das, Simon K. [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti (Malaysia)

    2014-09-03

    Knowledge of fish gastric emptying time is a necessary component for understanding the fish feeding rates, energy budgets and commercial production of fishes in aquaculture. The hybrid grouper Epinephelus spp. is getting popular as a culture species in Malaysia for their faster growth rate compared to commonly cultured grouper species (giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus and tiger grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus). There are data suggests that elevated sea water temperature affects gastric emptying time (GET) of fishes. Hence, this study aims to study the GET of hybrid grouper at different temperature (22, 26, 30, 34°C) in laboratory condition with commercial diet pellet. The gastric emptying times (GETs) at different temperatures were determined X-radiographically, using barium sulfate (BaSO{sub 4}) as a contrast medium food marker. The food marker and X-radiography showed that initial voidance of fecal matter began 4-6 h after feeding at all temperature. The fastest GET (13 h) was obsereved in the 30°C group, whereas the longest (17 h) GET was seen in 22°C group fed with artificial diet pellet. Not much differences in GET were recorded between the 26 and 34°C groups as 34°C groups fed lesser amount compared to 26°C groups. Nevertheless a substantial delay in GET was observed in the 22°C group. The findings of this study suggest to culture hybrid grouper between 26 to 30°C with commercial diet pellet as this temperature ranges proliferate the faster digestion process which may contribute faster growth rate of this commerical important fish species. Overall, these findings may have important consequences for optimization of commercial production of hybrid grouper.

  11. Cookoff Modeling of a WIPP waste drum (68660)

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    Hobbs, Michael L.

    2014-11-24

    A waste drum located 2150 feet underground may have been the root cause of a radiation leak on February 14, 2014. Information provided to the WIPP Technical Assessment Team (TAT) was used to describe the approximate content of the drum, which included an organic cat litter (Swheat Scoop®, or Swheat) composed of 100% wheat products. The drum also contained various nitrate salts, oxalic acid, and a nitric acid solution that was neutralized with triethanolamine (TEA). CTH-TIGER was used with the approximate drum contents to specify the products for an exothermic reaction for the drum. If an inorganic adsorbent such as zeolite had been used in lieu of the kitty litter, the overall reaction would have been endothermic. Dilution with a zeolite adsorbent might be a useful method to remediate drums containing organic kitty litter. SIERRA THERMAL was used to calculate the pressurization and ignition of the drum. A baseline simulation of drum 68660 was performed by assuming a background heat source of 0.5-10 W of unknown origin. The 0.5 W source could be representative of heat generated by radioactive decay. The drum ignited after about 70 days. Gas generation at ignition was predicted to be 300-500 psig with a sealed drum (no vent). At ignition, the wall temperature increases modestly by about 1°C, demonstrating that heating would not be apparent prior to ignition. The ignition location was predicted to be about 0.43 meters above the bottom center portion of the drum. At ignition only 3-5 kg (out of 71.6 kg total) has been converted into gas, indicating that most of the material remained available for post-ignition reaction.