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  1. Bio-Char Soil Management on Highly Weathered Soils in the Humid Tropics

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    therefore have to be applied each year to sustain soil productivity. Management of black carbon (C36 Bio-Char Soil Management on Highly Weathered Soils in the Humid Tropics Johannes Lehmann1), ColombiaQ1 CONTENTS 36.1 Bio-Char Management and Soil Nutrient Availability

  2. Influence of Tropical Tropopause Layer Cooling on Atlantic Hurricane Activity

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    Solomon, Susan

    Virtually all metrics of Atlantic tropical cyclone activity show substantial increases over the past two decades. It is argued here that cooling near the tropical tropopause and the associated decrease in tropical cyclone ...

  3. Modeling High-Impact Weather and Climate: Lessons From a Tropical Cyclone Perspective

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    Done, James; Holland, Greg; Bruyere, Cindy; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Suzuki-Parker, Asuka

    2013-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the societal impact of a weather event increases with the rarity of the event, our current ability to assess extreme events and their impacts is limited by not only rarity but also by current model fidelity and a lack of understanding of the underlying physical processes. This challenge is driving fresh approaches to assess high-impact weather and climate. Recent lessons learned in modeling high-impact weather and climate are presented using the case of tropical cyclones as an illustrative example. Through examples using the Nested Regional Climate Model to dynamically downscale large-scale climate data the need to treat bias in the driving data is illustrated. Domain size, location, and resolution are also shown to be critical and should be guided by the need to: include relevant regional climate physical processes; resolve key impact parameters; and to accurately simulate the response to changes in external forcing. The notion of sufficient model resolution is introduced together with the added value in combining dynamical and statistical assessments to fill out the parent distribution of high-impact parameters. Finally, through the example of a tropical cyclone damage index, direct impact assessments are resented as powerful tools that distill complex datasets into concise statements on likely impact, and as highly effective communication devices.

  4. Weather

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    and the variations in atmospheric conditions that produce weather. The Weather Machine, LANL's meteorological monitoring program, supports Laboratory operations and...

  5. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Activities | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomen Owned SmallOf The 2012NuclearBradleyBudget WaterWeatherization and

  6. Weather

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched FerromagnetismWaste and Materials Disposition3 WaterFebruary 18,theWeather Weather We

  7. High-Resolution Modeling to Assess Tropical Cyclone Activity in Future Climate Regimes

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    Lackmann, Gary

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Applied research is proposed with the following objectives: (i) to determine the most likely level of tropical cyclone intensity and frequency in future climate regimes, (ii) to provide a quantitative measure of uncertainty in these predictions, and (iii) to improve understanding of the linkage between tropical cyclones and the planetary-scale circulation. Current mesoscale weather forecasting models, such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, are capable of simulating the full intensity of tropical cyclones (TC) with realistic structures. However, in order to accurately represent both the primary and secondary circulations in these systems, model simulations must be configured with sufficient resolution to explicitly represent convection (omitting the convective parameterization scheme). Most previous numerical studies of TC activity at seasonal and longer time scales have not utilized such explicit convection (EC) model runs. Here, we propose to employ the moving nest capability of WRF to optimally represent TC activity on a seasonal scale using a downscaling approach. The statistical results of a suite of these high-resolution TC simulations will yield a realistic representation of TC intensity on a seasonal basis, while at the same time allowing analysis of the feedback that TCs exert on the larger-scale climate system. Experiments will be driven with analyzed lateral boundary conditions for several recent Atlantic seasons, spanning a range of activity levels and TC track patterns. Results of the ensemble of WRF simulations will then be compared to analyzed TC data in order to determine the extent to which this modeling setup can reproduce recent levels of TC activity. Next, the boundary conditions (sea-surface temperature, tropopause height, and thermal/moisture profiles) from the recent seasons will be altered in a manner consistent with various future GCM/RCM scenarios, but that preserves the large-scale shear and incipient disturbance activity. This will allow (i) a direct comparison of future TC activity that could be expected for an active or inactive season in an altered climate regime, and (ii) a measure of the level of uncertainty and variability in TC activity resulting from different carbon emission scenarios.

  8. Tropical and subtropical cloud transitions in weather and climate prediction models: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-Section Intercomparison (GPCI)

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    Teixeira, J.; Cardoso, S.; Bonazzola, M.; Cole, Jason N.; DelGenio, Anthony D.; DeMott, C.; Franklin, A.; Hannay, Cecile; Jakob, Christian; Jiao, Y.; Karlsson, J.; Kitagawa, H.; Koehler, M.; Kuwano-Yoshida, A.; LeDrian, C.; Lock, Adrian; Miller, M.; Marquet, P.; Martins, J.; Mechoso, C. R.; Meijgaard, E. V.; Meinke, I.; Miranda, P.; Mironov, D.; Neggers, Roel; Pan, H. L.; Randall, David A.; Rasch, Philip J.; Rockel, B.; Rossow, William B.; Ritter, B.; Siebesma, A. P.; Soares, P.; Turk, F. J.; Vaillancourt, P.; Von Engeln, A.; Zhao, M.

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A model evaluation approach is proposed where weather and climate prediction models are analyzed along a Pacific Ocean cross-section, from the stratocumulus regions off the coast of California, across the shallow convection dominated trade-winds, to the deep convection regions of the ITCZ: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-section Intercomparison (GPCI). The main goal of GPCI is to evaluate, and help understand and improve the representation of tropical and sub-tropical cloud processes in weather and climate prediction models. In this paper, a detailed analysis of cloud regime transitions along the cross-section from the sub-tropics to the tropics for the season JJA of 1998 is presented. This GPCI study confirms many of the typical weather and climate prediction model problems in the representation of clouds: underestimation of clouds in the stratocumulus regime by most models with the corresponding consequences in terms of shortwave radiation biases; overestimation of clouds by the ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA40) in the deep tropics (in particular) with the corresponding impact in the outgoing longwave radiation; large spread between the different models in terms of cloud cover, liquid water path and shortwave radiation; significant differences between the models in terms of vertical crosssections of cloud properties (in particular), vertical velocity and relative humidity. An alternative analysis of cloud cover mean statistics is proposed where sharp gradients in cloud cover along the GPCI transect are taken into account. This analysis shows that the negative cloud bias of some models and ERA40 in the stratocumulus regions (as compared to ISCCP) is associated not only with lower values of cloud cover in these regimes, but also with a stratocumulus-to-cumulus transition that occurs too early along the trade-wind Lagrangian trajectory. Histograms of cloud cover along the cross-section differ significantly between models. Some models exhibit a quasi-bimodal structure with cloud cover being either very large (close to 100%) or very small, while other models show a more continuous transition. The ISCCP observations suggest that reality is in-between these two extreme examples. These different patterns reflect the diverse nature of the cloud, boundary layer, and convection parameterizations in the participating weather and climate prediction models.

  9. The Influence of El Nin~oSouthern Oscillation and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Caribbean Tropical Cyclone Activity

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    Gray, William

    on Caribbean Tropical Cyclone Activity PHILIP J. KLOTZBACH Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State Caribbean basin tropical cyclone activity shows significant variability on interannual as well as multidecadal time scales. Comprehensive statistics for Caribbean hurricane activity are tabulated

  10. Modulation of North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity by the2 Three Phases of ENSO3

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    Webster, Peter J.

    1 1 Modulation of North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity by the2 Three Phases of ENSO3 4 Hye-Mail: hyemi.kim@eas.gatech.edu29 30 #12;2 Abstract30 Pacific Ocean warming has been separated into two modes (EPC), these three regimes are shown to have different impacts on34 tropical cyclone activity over

  11. SUMMARY OF 2007 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHOR'S SEASONAL AND MONTHLY FORECASTS

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    Gray, William

    10 12.25 8 5.75 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.2) 130 170 170 150 148 100 68 Net Tropical't press us too hard on future events!!" 3 #12;DEFINITIONS Accumulated Cyclone Energy ­ (ACE) A measureSUMMARY OF 2007 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHOR'S SEASONAL

  12. SUMMARY OF 2011 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHOR'S SEASONAL AND TWO-WEEK FORECASTS

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    .50 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.2) 165 160 160 160 125 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 180 175 such as Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity and Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) were at somewhat above activity. 3 #12;DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) - A measure of a named storm

  13. SUMMARY OF 2013 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHORS' SEASONAL AND TWO-WEEK FORECASTS

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    . In addition, Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) was the lowest that has been observed since 1983. This year Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 165 165 142 30 32% Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 175 175 150 43 42SUMMARY OF 2013 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHORS' SEASONAL AND TWO

  14. SUMMARY OF 2012 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHORS' SEASONAL AND TWO-WEEK FORECASTS

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    Gray, William

    (MHD) (3.9) 3 4 5 0.25 6% Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 70 80 99 129 140% Net Tropical Cyclone Cyclone Energy (ACE) were at above-average levels. Most hurricane activity in 2012 was concentrated of the season in the Caribbean. Integrated measures such as Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity and Accumulated

  15. SUMMARY OF 2014 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHORS' SEASONAL AND TWO-WEEK FORECASTS

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    Schumacher, Russ

    .0) 1 1 1 1 2 100% Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (3.9) 2 3 3 3 3.50 90% Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE measures such as Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) and Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity. We issued six. Integrated measures such as Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity and Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) were

  16. Heightened tropical cyclone activity in the North Atlantic: natural variability or

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    Webster, Peter J.

    relatively stable regimes separated by sharp transitions. Each regime has seen 50% more cyclonesHeightened tropical cyclone activity in the North Atlantic: natural variability or climate trend cyclone and hurricane frequency over the past century in the North Atlantic Ocean have occurred as three

  17. SUMMARY OF 2009 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHOR'S SEASONAL AND 15-DAY FORECASTS

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    Gray, William

    , hurricanes and major hurricanes, respectively. 3 #12;DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE Energy (ACE) (96.2) 125 100 85 80 50 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 135 105 90 85 66 Figure.25 Major Hurricanes (MH) (2.3) 3 2 2 2 2 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (5.0) 7 5 4 4 3.25 Accumulated Cyclone

  18. Survival and activity of Streptococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli in petroleum-contaminated tropical marine waters

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    Santo Domingo, J.W.; Fuentes, F.A.; Hazen, T.C. [Univ. of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico). Microbial Ecology Lab.

    1987-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The in situ survival and activity of Streptococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli were studied using membrane diffusion chambers in tropical marine waters receiving oil refinery effluents. Protein synthesis, DNA synthesis, respiration or fermentation, INT reduced per cell, and ATP per cell were used to measure physiological activity. Cell densities decreased significantly over time at both sites for both S. faecalis and E. coli; however, no significant differences in survival pattern were observed between S. faecalis and E.coli. Differences in protein synthesis between the two were only observed at a study site which was not heavily oiled. Although fecal streptococci have been suggested as a better indicator of fecal contamination than fecal coliforms in marine waters, in this study both E. coli and S. faecalis survived and remained physiologically active for extended periods of time. These results suggest that the fecal streptococci group is not a better indicator of fecal contamination in tropical marine waters than the fecal coliform group, especially when that environment is high in long-chained hydrocarbons.

  19. Modulation of North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity by Three Phases of ENSO HYE-MI KIM, PETER J. WEBSTER, AND JUDITH A. CURRY

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    Webster, Peter J.

    Modulation of North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity by Three Phases of ENSO HYE-MI KIM, PETER J Pacific Ocean warming has been separated into two modes based on the spatial distribution of the maximum impacts on tropical cyclone (TC) activity over the North Pacific by differential modulation of both local

  20. SUMMARY OF 2010 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHOR'S SEASONAL AND TWO-WEEK FORECASTS

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    Birner, Thomas

    .3) 3-5 4 5 5 5 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (5.0) 6-12 10 13 13 11 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96, hurricanes and major hurricanes, respectively. 3 #12;DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACESUMMARY OF 2010 ATLANTIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHOR'S SEASONAL AND TWO

  1. THE AMS WEATHER BOOK JAC K W I L L IAM S

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    THE AMS WEATHER BOOK JAC K W I L L IAM S #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;240 TROPICAL thunderstorms, tornadoes, or- ganized groups of thunderstorms, weather fronts, and tropical cyclones that are responsible for most of the deadly events that from time to time make big weather news. In the next chapter

  2. ADVANCED TROPICAL METEOROLOGY: METR 5453.001 T R 11:30-12:45, NWC 5820

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    Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

    and their limitations. - Why study the tropics separately? Examples of major tropical circulations on weather. - Easterly waves. 5. Tropical Cyclones What are they? How do they differ from extratropical cyclones cyclones: operations and research. - Predictability aspects of tropical cyclones. - Tropical cyclones

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - active methane weather Sample Search Results

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    Chemistry 48 Universitt Stuttgart Auslandsorientierter Studiengang Summary: Potential of Coalbed Methane Recovery during Active Coalmin- ing... Methane Recovery from Active...

  4. Commercial Weatherization

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    Commercial buildings consume 19 percent of the energy used in the U.S. Learn how the Energy Department is supporting research and deployment on commercial weatherization.

  5. Weatherization Roundup

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    More than 750 thousand homes were weatherized by the Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program in the past three years. Secretary Chu spoke with governors and members of Congress around the country to celebrate this huge accomplishment -- which was finished ahead of schedule and is saving the average household $400 annually on their heating and cooling bills.

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - amphibolite rock-weathering activity Sample...

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    Centre de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 20 Phase-equilibrium constraints on titanite and rutile activities in mafic epidote amphibolites and geobarometry using...

  7. Weatherizing America

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    As Recovery Act money arrives to expand home weatherization programs across the country, Zachary Stewart of Phoenix, Ariz., and others have found an exciting opportunity not only to start working...

  8. Weatherizing America

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    Stewart, Zachary; Bergeron, T.J.; Barth, Dale; Qualis, Xavier; Sewall, Travis; Fransen, Richard; Gill, Tony;

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    As Recovery Act money arrives to expand home weatherization programs across the country, Zachary Stewart of Phoenix, Ariz., and others have found an exciting opportunity not only to start working again, but also to find a calling.

  9. THE IMPACT OF MICROBIAL CHELATES ON MINERAL WEATHERING AND MICROBIAL METABOLIC ACTIVITY

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    Kulczycki, Ezra

    2010-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    adapt by applying unique strategies to safeguard their survival or perpetuate their ecological role in a given habitat. Microbial chelate production improves the chances of obtaining key metals that regulate enzymatic activity. In this dissertation...

  10. Microbial activity and chemical weathering in the Middendorf aquifer, South Carolina Jungho Park, Robert A. Sanford, Craig M. Bethke

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    Bethke, Craig

    bacteria Iron reducing bacteria We use reactive transport modeling to better understand the kinetics observed trends with the duration of weathering to the geologic age of the Middendorf. Weathering is driven), nuclear waste disposal (Fehrenbach et al., 1983), and CO2 sequestration (Xu et al., 2005), as well

  11. Residential Weatherization

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared atEffectquestionnairesU.S. EnergyEnergy53 2.370Weatherization

  12. Weatherization Training for South Carolina's Muggy Weather

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    Why it makes sense for one technical college in Charleston, South Carolina is adding weatherization programs to their curriculum.

  13. Cathy Zoi on Weatherization

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    Zoi, Cath

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Right now, the Weatherization Assistance Program is now weatherizing 25,000 homes each month. So far 10,000 jobs have been created under the Recovery Act.

  14. Cathy Zoi on Weatherization

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    Zoi, Cath

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Right now, the Weatherization Assistance Program is now weatherizing 25,000 homes each month. So far 10,000 jobs have been created under the Recovery Act.

  15. Status of Societal and Economic Research and Applications (SERA) for weather and climate information in Mexico

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    Feigon, Brooke

    - induced vulnerability. Therefore, SERA activities High impact weather in Mexico Tabasco.floods, 2008

  16. Laboratory characterization of a highly weathered old alluvium in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    Zhang, Guoping, 1968-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The old alluvium underlying much of metropolitan San Juan was formed in early Pleistocene and has undergone substantial post-depositional weathering in the tropical climate of Puerto Rico, resulting in a special combination ...

  17. Analysis of moisture variability in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year

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    Allan, Richard P.

    Analysis of moisture variability in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year reanalysis (ERA-15) moisture over the tropical oceans. Introduction [2] Because water vapor is the most significant green- house gas and it exhibits a strong

  18. Intelligent weather agent for aircraft severe weather avoidance

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    Bokadia, Sangeeta

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    avoidance capability has increased. In this thesis, an intelligent weather agent is developed for general aviation aircraft. Using a radar image from an onboard weather radar, the intelligent weather agent determines the safest path around severe weather...

  19. WEATHER HAZARDS Basic Climatology

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    Prediction Center (SPC) Watch Atmospheric conditions are right for hazardous weather ­ hazardous weather is likely to occur Issued by SPC Warning Hazardous weather is either imminent or occurring Issued by local NWS office #12;Outlooks--SPC Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Outlook=Convective Outlook Day 1 Day 2

  20. Critical Fire Weather Patterns

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    Clements, Craig

    .1 Sundowner Winds FAT -- 1.1 Southeastern U.S. Fire Weather LIT -- 1.1 East Winds MFR -- 1.1 East Winds OLM

  1. The frequency of tropical precipitating clouds as observed by the TRMM PR and ICESat/GLAS

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    Casey, Sean Patrick

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    ), Characteristics of tropical convection over the ocean near Kwajalein, Mon Weather Rev, 134, 834-853. Dessler, A. E., S. P. Palm, and J. D. Spinhirne (2006), Tropical cloud-top height distributions revealed by the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite...

  2. Global Ensemble Predictions of 2009's Tropical Cyclones Initialized with an Ensemble Kalman Filter

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    Hamill, Tom

    ). In part, this can be attributed to the general improvements in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models summer tropical cyclones (TCs) from two experimental global numerical weather prediction ensemble prediction systems (EPSs). The first model was a highresolution version (T382L64) of the National Centers

  3. Cathy Zoi on Weatherization | Department of Energy

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    Weatherization Cathy Zoi on Weatherization Addthis Description The Weatherization Assistance Program is now weatherizing 25,000 homes each month. So far 10,000 jobs have been...

  4. Paintball Summer Weather

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    Highlights · Paintball · Summer Weather · Birthdays · Manners TheELIWeekly Paintball! Come out France Iraq Japan Korea Kuwait Libya Netherlands Niger Peru Qatar Saudi Arabia Spain Taiwan Thailand Turkey United States Venezuela Summer Weather Safety We've come to realize in the past that not all

  5. Home Weatherization Visit

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    Chu, Steven

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Secretary Steven Chu visits a home that is in the process of being weatherized in Columbus, OH, along with Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman. They discuss the benefits of weatherization and how funding from the recovery act is having a direct impact in communities across America.

  6. A multi-resolution ensemble study of a tropical urban environment and its interactions with the background regional atmosphere

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    Li, Xian-Xiang

    This study employed the Weather Research and Forecasting model with a single-layer urban canopy model to investigate the urban environment of a tropical city, Singapore. The coupled model was evaluated against available ...

  7. Weatherizing Wilkes-Barre

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    Ride along with some weatherizers in Wilkes-Barre, PA, as they blower door test, manage z-doors, and dense pack their way to an energy efficient future one house at a time.

  8. Weatherizing Wilkes-Barre

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    Calore, Joe

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Ride along with some weatherizers in Wilkes-Barre, PA, as they blower door test, manage z-doors, and dense pack their way to an energy efficient future one house at a time.

  9. Weatherizing Wilkes-Barre

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    Calore, Joe

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ride along with some weatherizers in Wilkes-Barre, PA, as they blower door test, manage z-doors, and dense pack their way to an energy efficient future one house at a time.

  10. Weather Regime Prediction Using Statistical Learning

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    A. Deloncle; R. Berk; F. D'Andrea; M. Ghil

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    most advanced numerical weather prediction models still havefor numerical weather prediction models. Acknowledgements It

  11. Real-Time Track Prediction of Tropical Cyclones over the North Indian Ocean Using the ARW Model

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    Real-Time Track Prediction of Tropical Cyclones over the North Indian Ocean Using the ARW Model of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India A. ROUTRAY National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Noida The performance of the Advanced Research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (ARW) model in real

  12. Weatherization Works!: Weatherization Assistance Program Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  13. Portland Diversifying Weatherization Workforce

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    An agreement signed by a diverse group of stakeholders ensures that those in disadvantaged communities have access to some of the weatherization jobs stemming from the pilot phase of the Clean Energy Works Portland program, which has almost 500 homes receiving retrofits through the summer with the help of federal dollars.

  14. accelerated weathering: Topics by E-print Network

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    Winter Weather Safety www.weather.gov SnowIce Blizzards Flooding Cold Temperatures 12;Building a Weather 5 Weather Theory Weather Reports, Forcasts and...

  15. Useful Weather Links Nolan Doesken

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    Useful Weather Links Nolan Doesken Odie Bliss Colorado Climate Center Presented at Professional://www.weather.gov/nwr/ #12;City of Fort Collins Alert Network ­ Rainfall and Streamflow http

  16. Accelerating Clean Energy Adoption (Fact Sheet), Weatherization...

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    Accelerating Clean Energy Adoption (Fact Sheet), Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Accelerating Clean Energy Adoption (Fact Sheet), Weatherization and...

  17. Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing...

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    Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency...

  18. Connecticut's Health Impact Study Rapidly Increasing Weatherization...

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    of Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center Donna Hawkins Technology Transfer Specialist, Weatherization Assistance Program Floris Weston Project Officer,...

  19. Leveraging Resources for the Weatherization Innovation Pilot...

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    the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) - Webinar Transcript Leveraging Resources for the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) - Webinar Transcript This...

  20. Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects...

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    Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP) Presentation Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP) Presentation As a WIPP agency, reporting...

  1. Subscribe to Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office...

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    Subscribe to Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office Newsletters Subscribe to Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office Newsletters You can subscribe to...

  2. Weatherization Assistance Program

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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 Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of Dept.| DepartmentVolvoWaterWeatherization Assistance Program

  3. A weatherization manual for LIHEAP policy makers and program administrators

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    Witherspoon, M.J.; Marabate, R.; Weinhaus, M. [National Association for State Community Service Programs, Washington, DC (United States)] [National Association for State Community Service Programs, Washington, DC (United States); Eisenberg, J.F. [Economic Opportunity Research Inst., Arlington, VA (United States)] [Economic Opportunity Research Inst., Arlington, VA (United States)

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This manual is designed to provide Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) directors with information about weatherization and innovative ways they can utilize LIHEAP funds for weatherization activities. It contains a description of innovative weatherization programs which demonstrate creative uses of LIHEAP funds in weatherization activities. In many of the innovative examples, state and local administrators are coordinating their LIHEAP funds with the US Department of Energy (DOE) Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program`s funding and with a variety of other federal, state and utility company resources. The innovative programs demonstrate how LIHEAP funds can be used in client education, targeting high energy users, staff training, assessment and audits for weatherization services. The reader will find in the appendices lists of contact persons and further descriptions of the programs highlighted. Although designed with LIHEAP directors in mind, the practices and programs highlighted in this manual are of practical use to any state, local or utility weatherization program administrator. The glossary at the end of the descriptive chapters will assist readers with the terminology used throughout the manual. This manual and the many resource entities cited in its appendices provide ready access to a wealth of state-of-the-art information which could lead to a more cost-effective expenditure of LIBEAP weatherization dollars.

  4. Tropical Underdevelopment Jeffrey D. Sachs

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    of mobilizing energy resources in tropical economies is emphasized as another significant contributor measure of economic development. Tropical and landlocked regions, by contrast ­ such as Bolivia, Chad

  5. The Impact of Aircraft Dropsonde and Satellite Wind Data on Numerical Simulations of Two Landfalling Tropical Storms during the Tropical Cloud Systems and

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    Pu, Zhaoxia

    Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California (Manuscript received 17 January 2007 2005 were assimi- lated into an advanced research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF and satellite for tropical cyclone study. The results presented herein indicate the following. 1) Assimilation

  6. Weather Photos - Hanford Site

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched FerromagnetismWaste and Materials Disposition3 WaterFebruary 18,theWeather

  7. Weather Photos - Hanford Site

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched FerromagnetismWaste and Materials Disposition3 WaterFebruary 18,theWeather

  8. Weather Photos - Hanford Site

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched FerromagnetismWaste and Materials Disposition3 WaterFebruary 18,theWeather

  9. Weather Photos - Hanford Site

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched FerromagnetismWaste and Materials Disposition3 WaterFebruary 18,theWeather

  10. Ecotoxicology of tropical marine ecosystems

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    Peters, E.C. [Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA (United States); Gassman, N.J.; Firman, J.C. [Univ. of Miami, FL (United States). Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; Richmond, R.H. [Univ. of Guam, Mangilao (Guam). Marine Lab.; Power, E.A. [EVS Environment Consultants, Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The negative effects of chemical contaminants on tropical marine ecosystems are of increasing concern as human populations expand adjacent to these communities. Watershed streams and ground water carry a variety of chemicals from agricultural, industrial, and domestic activities, while winds and currents transport pollutants from atmospheric and oceanic sources to these coastal ecosystems. The implications of the limited information available on impacts of chemical stressors on mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and coral reefs are discussed in the context of ecosystem management and ecological risk assessment. Three classes of pollutants have received attention: heavy metals, petroleum, and synthetic organics. Heavy metals have been detected in all three ecosystems, causing physiological stress, reduced reproductive success, and outright mortality in associated invertebrates and fishes. Oil spills have been responsible for the destruction of entire coastal shallow-water communities, with recovery requiring years. Herbicides are particularly detrimental to mangroves and seagrasses and adversely affect the animal-algal symbioses in corals. Pesticides interfere with chemical cues responsible for key biological processes, including reproduction and recruitment of a variety of organisms. Information is lacking with regard to long-term recovery, indicator species, and biomarkers for tropical communities. Critical areas that are beginning to be addressed include the development of appropriate benchmarks for risk assessment, baseline monitoring criteria, and effective management strategies to protect tropical marine ecosystems in the face of mounting anthropogenic disturbance.

  11. Bishop Paiute Weatherization Training Program

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    Carlos Hernandez

    2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The DOE Weatherization Training Grant assisted Native American trainees in developing weatherization competencies, creating employment opportunities for Bishop Paiute tribal members in a growing field. The trainees completed all the necessary training and certification requirements and delivered high-quality weatherization services on the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Six tribal members received all three certifications for weatherization; four of the trainees are currently employed. The public benefit includes (1) development of marketable skills by low-income Native individuals, (2) employment for low-income Native individuals in a growing industry, and (3) economic development opportunities that were previously not available to these individuals or the Tribe.

  12. Weatherization Apprenticeship Program

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    Watson, Eric J

    2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Weatherization improvement services will be provided to Native people by Native people. The proposed project will recruit, train and hire two full-time weatherization technicians who will improve the energy efficiency of homes of Alaska Natives/American Indians residing in the Indian areas, within the Cook Inlet Region of Alaska. The Region includes Anchorage as well as 8 small tribal villages: The Native Villages of Eklutna, Knik, Chickaloon, Seldovia, Ninilchik, Kenaitze, Salamatof, and Tyonek. This project will be a partnership between three entities, with Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) as the lead agency: CITCA's Employment and Training Services Department, Cook Inlet Housing Authority and Alaska Works Partnership. Additionally, six of the eight tribal villages within the Cook Inlet Region of Alaska have agreed to work with the project in order to improve the energy efficiency of their tribally owned buildings and homes. The remaining three villages will be invited to participate in the establishment of an intertribal consortium through this project. Tribal homes and buildings within Anchorage fall under Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) tribal authority.

  13. Ocean Barrier Layers’ Effect on Tropical Cyclone Intensification

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    Balaguru, Karthik; Chang, P.; Saravanan, R.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Xu, Zhao; Li, M.; Hsieh, J.

    2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Improving a tropical cyclone's forecast and mitigating its destructive potential requires knowledge of various environmental factors that influence the cyclone's path and intensity. Herein, using a combination of observations and model simulations, we systematically demonstrate that tropical cyclone intensification is significantly affected by salinity-induced barrier layers, which are 'quasi-permanent' features in the upper tropical oceans. When tropical cyclones pass over regions with barrier layers, the increased stratification and stability within the layer reduce storm-induced vertical mixing and sea surface temperature cooling. This causes an increase in enthalpy flux from the ocean to the atmosphere and, consequently, an intensification of tropical cyclones. On average, the tropical cyclone intensification rate is nearly 50% higher over regions with barrier layers, compared to regions without. Our finding, which underscores the importance of observing not only the upper-ocean thermal structure but also the salinity structure in deep tropical barrier layer regions, may be a key to more skillful predictions of tropical cyclone intensities through improved ocean state estimates and simulations of barrier layer processes. As the hydrological cycle responds to global warming, any associated changes in the barrier layer distribution must be considered in projecting future tropical cyclone activity.

  14. artificial weathering environment: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Nation Winter Weather Hazards Winter Weather Safety www.weather.gov SnowIce Blizzards Flooding Cold Temperatures 12;Building a Weather 37 4....

  15. Regional-seasonal weather forecasting

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    Abarbanel, H.; Foley, H.; MacDonald, G.; Rothaus, O.; Rudermann, M.; Vesecky, J.

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the interest of allocating heating fuels optimally, the state-of-the-art for seasonal weather forecasting is reviewed. A model using an enormous data base of past weather data is contemplated to improve seasonal forecasts, but present skills do not make that practicable. 90 references. (PSB)

  16. Impact Assessment of Simulated Doppler Wind Lidars with a Multivariate Variational Assimilation in the Tropics

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    forecast errors of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model. Tropical mass­windImpact Assessment of Simulated Doppler Wind Lidars with a Multivariate Variational Assimilation, De Bilt, Netherlands CHRISTOPHE ACCADIA AND PETER SCHL�SSEL European Organisation

  17. 88 JOURNAL OF WEATHER MODiFiCATiON vOLUME 43 -TECHNICAL NOTES -CORRESPONDENCE -BOOK REVIEW

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    Rhode Island, University of

    88 JOURNAL OF WEATHER MODiFiCATiON vOLUME 43 - TECHNICAL NOTES - CORRESPONDENCE - BOOK REVIEW much to unravel about the intricacies of aerosol interactions with tropical cyclones. First we need of other factors influencing TC intensity including SST, wind shear, and the moisture content of the lower

  18. Eddy formation and propagation in the eastern tropical Pacific

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    Jhingran, Vikas Gopal

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations of eddies in the eastern tropical Pacific from TOPEX altimetry data show that there are seasonal and interannual variations in eddy activity. Comparisons between time of eddy formation and corresponding wind data show that not all...

  19. Tacoma Power- Residential Weatherization Rebate Program

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    Tacoma Power helps residential customers increase the energy efficiency of homes through the utility's residential weatherization program. Weatherization upgrades to windows are eligible for an...

  20. Administration Announces Nearly $8 Billion in Weatherization...

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    Administration Announces Nearly 8 Billion in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants Administration Announces Nearly 8 Billion in Weatherization Funding and Energy...

  1. Optimization Online - Economic Impacts of Advanced Weather ...

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    Victor M. Zavala

    2010-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 5, 2010 ... Economic Impacts of Advanced Weather Forecasting on Energy System ... that state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction (NWP) models can ...

  2. Monitoring Plan for Weatherization Assistance Program, State...

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

    Monitoring Plan for Weatherization Assistance Program, State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Monitoring Plan for Weatherization Assistance...

  3. Response of tropical sea surface temperature, precipitation, and tropical cyclone-related variables to changes in global and local forcing

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    Sobel, Adam

    A single-column model is used to estimate the equilibrium response of sea surface temperature (SST), precipitation, and several variables related to tropical cyclone (TC) activity to changes in both local and global forcing. ...

  4. WeatherMaker: Weather file conversion and evaluation

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    Balcomb, J.D.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WeatherMaker is a weather-data utility for use with the ENERGY-10 design-tool computer program. The three main features are: Convert--Weather files can be converted from one format to another. For example, a TMY2 format file can be converted to an ENERGY-10 binary file that can be used in a simulation. This binary file can then be converted to a text format that allows it to be read and/or manipulated in WordPad or Excel. Evaluate--ENERGY-10 weather files can be studied in great detail. There are 8 graphical displays of the data that provide insight into the data, and a summary tables that presents results calculated from the hourly data. Adjust--Hourly temperature data can be adjusted starting with hourly data from a nearby TMY2 site. Dry-bulb and wet-bulb temperatures are adjusted up or down as required to match given monthly statistics. This feature can be used to generate weather files for any of 3,958 sites in the US where such monthly statistics are tabulated. The paper shows a variety of results, explains the methods used, and discusses the rationale for making the adjustments. It is anticipated that WeatherMaker will be released by the time of the ASES Solar 99 conference.

  5. Radiative Heating of the ISCCP Upper Level Cloud Regimes and its Impact on the Large-scale Tropical Circulation

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    Li, Wei; Schumacher, Courtney; McFarlane, Sally A.

    2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiative heating profiles of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) cloud regimes (or weather states) were estimated by matching ISCCP observations with radiative properties derived from cloud radar and lidar measurements from the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) sites at Manus, Papua New Guinea, and Darwin, Australia. Focus was placed on the ISCCP cloud regimes containing the majority of upper level clouds in the tropics, i.e., mesoscale convective systems (MCSs), deep cumulonimbus with cirrus, mixed shallow and deep convection, and thin cirrus. At upper levels, these regimes have average maximum cloud occurrences ranging from 30% to 55% near 12 km with variations depending on the location and cloud regime. The resulting radiative heating profiles have maxima of approximately 1 K/day near 12 km, with equal heating contributions from the longwave and shortwave components. Upper level minima occur near 15 km, with the MCS regime showing the strongest cooling of 0.2 K/day and the thin cirrus showing no cooling. The gradient of upper level heating ranges from 0.2 to 0.4 K/(day?km), with the most convectively active regimes (i.e., MCSs and deep cumulonimbus with cirrus) having the largest gradient. When the above heating profiles were applied to the 25-year ISCCP data set, the tropics-wide average profile has a radiative heating maximum of 0.45Kday-1 near 250 hPa. Column-integrated radiative heating of upper level cloud accounts for about 20% of the latent heating estimated by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Precipitation Radar (PR). The ISCCP radiative heating of tropical upper level cloud only slightly modifies the response of an idealized primitive equation model forced with the tropics-wide TRMM PR latent heating, which suggests that the impact of upper level cloud is more important to large-scale tropical circulation variations because of convective feedbacks rather than direct forcing by the cloud radiative heating profiles. However, the height of the radiative heating maxima and gradient of the heating profiles are important to determine the sign and patterns of the horizontal circulation anomaly driven by radiative heating at upper levels.

  6. Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Agroecosystems

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    Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Agroecosystems A New Conservation Paradigm Ivette Perfectoa areas of the world. Although most ecologists con- cerned with biodiversity conservation would agree. This conclusion has major consequences for biodiversity con- servation in fragmented tropical forests

  7. Oldest and Largest The Weather

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    MIT's Oldest and Largest Newspaper The Weather Today: Clear skies, 45°F (70C) Tonight: Clear, cool Eilts, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt and Professor Emeritus of Inter- national

  8. Low-Income Weatherization: The Human Dimension

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    This presentation focuses on how the human dimension saves energy within low-income weatherization programs.

  9. Prediction versus Projection: How weather forecasting and

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    Howat, Ian M.

    Prediction versus Projection: How weather forecasting and climate models differ. Aaron B. Wilson Context: Global http://data.giss.nasa.gov/ #12;Numerical Weather Prediction Collect Observations alters associated weather patterns. Models used to predict weather depend on the current observed state

  10. Accepted by Mon. Weather Rev. December 17, 1998. Convective Precursors and Predictability in the

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    Sherwood, Steven

    in the Tropics are investigated by multivariate analysis of sounding and satellite data from the tropical western because it has been considered more complex and less well-understood than the activation problem, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 916, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (ssherwood@alum.mit.edu) Many

  11. Tropical Limit in Statistical Physics

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    M. Angelelli; B. Konopelchenko

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Tropical limit for macroscopic systems in equilibrium defined as the formal limit of Boltzmann constant k going to 0 is discussed. It is shown that such tropical limit is well-adapted to analyse properties of systems with highly degenerated energy levels, particularly of frustrated systems like spin ice and spin glasses. Tropical free energy is a piecewise linear function of temperature, tropical entropy is a piecewise constant function and the system has energy for which tropical Gibbs' probability has maximum. Properties of systems in the points of jump of entropy are studied. Systems with finite and infinitely many energy levels and phenomena of limiting temperatures are discussed.

  12. Evaluation of the Washington State Weatherization Assistance Program

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    Schweitzer, M.

    2001-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1976, the national Weatherization Assistance Program has been working to improve the energy efficiency of dwelling units occupied by low-income residents. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and implemented by state and local agencies, the program is active in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This report focuses on the recent outcomes of Washington State's weatherization efforts. The performance of the Washington Weatherization Program is of interest because few evaluations have been performed in this part of the country and because Washington contains a high proportion of electrically-heated houses, which have received relatively little examination in the past. This study, which calculates the magnitude of energy savings for both electrically-heated and gas-heated houses and compares program benefits and costs, was initiated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the summer of 1998. In conclusion, we find that the Washington State Weatherization Assistance Program has achieved substantial energy savings in both electrically-heated and gas-heated houses. A comparison of the findings from this study with those from many other evaluations of state weatherization efforts conducted over the past 10 years indicates that Washington is in the top one-third nationwide in terms of program-induced energy savings. In addition, the relationships between energy savings and both pre-weatherization consumption and weatherization expenditures reported in this document are consistent with the findings from earlier studies. These findings suggest that households with high energy consumption make effective targets for state weatherization efforts and that increasing the amount spent per household yields tangible returns in terms of energy savings.

  13. On Possible Influence of Space Weather on Agricultural Markets: Necessary Conditions and Probable Scenarios

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    Pustilnik, Lev

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of study of a possible relationship between the space weather and terrestrial markets of agricultural products. It is shown that to implement the possible effect of space weather on the terrestrial harvests and prices, a simultaneous fulfillment of three conditions is required: 1) sensitivity of local weather (cloud cover, atmospheric circulation) to the state of space weather; 2) sensitivity of the area of specific agricultural crops to the weather anomalies (belonging to the area of risk farming); 3) relative isolation of the market, making it difficult to damp the price hikes by the external food supplies. Four possible scenarios of the market response to the modulations of local terrestrial weather via the solar activity are described. The data sources and analysis methods applied to detect this relationship are characterized. We describe the behavior of 22 European markets during the medieval period, in particular, during the Maunder minimum (1650-1715). We demonstrate a reliable m...

  14. Homes Weatherized by State March 2010 | Department of Energy

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    March 2010 Homes Weatherized by State March 2010 Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized By State through 03312010 HomesWeatherizedbyStateQ12010.pdf More...

  15. U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Homes...

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

    S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized By State through 06302010 (Calendar Year) U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program...

  16. Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Webinar

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    Offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison through Coursera, this four-week course will feature a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change.

  17. Weather-Corrected Performance Ratio

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    Dierauf, T.; Growitz, A.; Kurtz, S.; Cruz, J. L. B.; Riley, E.; Hansen, C.

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photovoltaic (PV) system performance depends on both the quality of the system and the weather. One simple way to communicate the system performance is to use the performance ratio (PR): the ratio of the electricity generated to the electricity that would have been generated if the plant consistently converted sunlight to electricity at the level expected from the DC nameplate rating. The annual system yield for flat-plate PV systems is estimated by the product of the annual insolation in the plane of the array, the nameplate rating of the system, and the PR, which provides an attractive way to estimate expected annual system yield. Unfortunately, the PR is, again, a function of both the PV system efficiency and the weather. If the PR is measured during the winter or during the summer, substantially different values may be obtained, making this metric insufficient to use as the basis for a performance guarantee when precise confidence intervals are required. This technical report defines a way to modify the PR calculation to neutralize biases that may be introduced by variations in the weather, while still reporting a PR that reflects the annual PR at that site given the project design and the project weather file. This resulting weather-corrected PR gives more consistent results throughout the year, enabling its use as a metric for performance guarantees while still retaining the familiarity this metric brings to the industry and the value of its use in predicting actual annual system yield. A testing protocol is also presented to illustrate the use of this new metric with the intent of providing a reference starting point for contractual content.

  18. The Weather Is Our Water Supply:The Weather Is Our Water Supply: Community Involvement in Monitoring Climate

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    University Presented at New Mexico State University March 10, 2005, Las Cruces, NM. Prepared by Odie Bliss Climatologist and Senior Research Associate, nolan@atmos.colostate.edu Odie Bliss Coordinator, odie Monitoring Activities Fort Collins Historic Weather Station ­ Continuous observations from 1889 to present

  19. Satellite Application Facility for Numerical Weather Prediction

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    into Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. However, the impact of such observations often critNWP SAF Satellite Application Facility for Numerical Weather Prediction Document NWPSAF-KN-VS-002 Stoffelen KNMI #12;NWP SAF Satellite Application Facility for Numerical Weather Prediction Report

  20. Amending Numerical Weather Prediction forecasts using GPS

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    to validate the amounts of humidity in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model forecasts. This paper presents. Satellite images and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models are used together with the synoptic surface. In this paper, a case is presented for which the operational Numerical Weather Prediction Model (NWP) HIRLAM

  1. Experiment to Characterize Tropical Cloud Systems

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    May, Peter T.; Mather, Jim H.; Jakob, Christian

    2005-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A major experiment to study tropical convective cloud systems and their impacts will take place around Darwin, Northern Australia in early 2006. The Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE) is a collaboration including the DOE ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) and ARM-UAV programs, NASA centers, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, and universities in the USA, Australia, Japan, the UK, and Canada. TWP-ICE will be preceded in November/December 2004 by a collaborating European aircraft campaign involving the EU SCOUT-O3 and UK NERC ACTIVE projects. Detailed atmospheric measurements will be made in the Darwin area through the whole Austral summer, giving unprecedented coverage through the pre-monsoon and monsoon periods.

  2. 200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act

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    Today Vice President Biden announced that the Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act.

  3. Use of a Genesis Potential Index to Diagnose ENSO Effects on Tropical Cyclone Genesis

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    Sobel, Adam

    Use of a Genesis Potential Index to Diagnose ENSO Effects on Tropical Cyclone Genesis SUZANA J influence on tropical cyclone activity. The authors examine how different environmental factors contribute. Composite anomalies of the genesis potential index are produced for El Nińo and La Nińa years separately

  4. Influence of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones on Their Large-Scale Environment

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    Sobel, Adam

    water vapor, and sea surface tem- perature (SST)] on an index of TC activity [accumulated cyclone energyInfluence of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones on Their Large-Scale Environment ADAM H. SOBEL) tropical cyclones (TCs) on their large-scale environment by lag regressing various large-scale climate

  5. Copyrighted Material What Is Tropical Ecology?

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    Landweber, Laura

    Copyrighted Material What Is Tropical Ecology? Asking the question, What is tropical ecology? may seem akin to asking questions such as, Who is buried in Grant's tomb? Tropical ecology is the study of the ecology of tropical regions. But so what? Consider these questions: First, what is ecology? What are its

  6. Five case studies of multifamily weatherization programs

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    Kinney, L; Wilson, T.; Lewis, G. [Synertech Systems Corp. (United States)] [Synertech Systems Corp. (United States); MacDonald, M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The multifamily case studies that are the subject of this report were conducted to provide a better understanding of the approach taken by program operators in weatherizing large buildings. Because of significant variations in building construction and energy systems across the country, five states were selected based on their high level of multifamily weatherization. This report summarizes findings from case studies conducted by multifamily weatherization operations in five cities. The case studies were conducted between January and November 1994. Each of the case studies involved extensive interviews with the staff of weatherization subgrantees conducting multifamily weatherization, the inspection of 4 to 12 buildings weatherized between 1991 and 1993, and the analysis of savings and costs. The case studies focused on innovative techniques which appear to work well.

  7. Chelan County PUD- Residential Weatherization Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Chelan County PUD offers cash rebates to residential customers who make energy efficient weatherization improvements to eligible homes. Eligible measures include efficient windows doors as well as...

  8. Training Program Graduates Weatherization-Ready Workers

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Graduates of Human Capital Development Corporation's (HCDC) First Choice Program aren't just trained in areas of construction, they also can tackle home weatherization services.

  9. Connecticut Weatherization Project Improves Lives, Receives National...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Lives, Receives National Recognition May 6, 2014 - 12:24pm Addthis Donna Hawkins Technology Transfer Specialist, Weatherization Assistance Program Harris Walker Communications...

  10. Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis for Numerical Weather Prediction

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    Alexandru Cioaca

    2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 2, 2011 ... Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis for Numerical Weather Prediction: Applications to Power Grid Optimization. Alexandru Cioaca(alexgc ***at*** vt.edu)

  11. Idaho Falls Power- Residential Weatherization Loan Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Residential customers with permanently installed electric heat who receive service from the City of Idaho Falls, are eligible for 0% weatherization loans. City Energy Service will conduct an...

  12. Aging and weathering of cool roofing membranes

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    Akbari, Hashem; Berhe, Asmeret A.; Levinson, Ronnen; Graveline,Stanley; Foley, Kevin; Delgado, Ana H.; Paroli, Ralph M.

    2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Aging and weathering can reduce the solar reflectance of cool roofing materials. This paper summarizes laboratory measurements of the solar spectral reflectance of unweathered, weathered, and cleaned samples collected from single-ply roofing membranes at various sites across the United States. Fifteen samples were examined in each of the following six conditions: unweathered; weathered; weathered and brushed; weathered, brushed and then rinsed with water; weathered, brushed, rinsed with water, and then washed with soap and water; and weathered, brushed, rinsed with water, washed with soap and water, and then washed with an algaecide. Another 25 samples from 25 roofs across the United States and Canada were measured in their unweathered state, weathered, and weathered and wiped. We document reduction in reflectivity resulted from various soiling mechanisms and provide data on the effectiveness of various cleaning approaches. Results indicate that although the majority of samples after being washed with detergent could be brought to within 90% of their unweathered reflectivity, in some instances an algaecide was required to restore this level of reflectivity.

  13. Weatherization Formula Grants - American Recovery and Reinvestment...

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    Act of 2009 waprecoveryactfoa.pdf More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - nDE-FOA-0000051.rtf Weatherization Formula Grants - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

  14. The Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College ...

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    alone. Speakers Jeff Melville, Jack Wilson, John Manz, Kirk Gannett, Franzenia Smith, Duration 4:07 Topic Home Weatherization Education & Training Credit Energy Department...

  15. RESIDENTIAL WEATHERIZATION SPECIFICATIONS August 30, 2011

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    RESIDENTIAL WEATHERIZATION SPECIFICATIONS August 30, 2011 Index to Sections Section Page I. GENERAL............................................................................................35 #12;1 I. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1. These specifications apply to existing residential (retro

  16. Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Closeout Frequently Asked...

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    Program (WAP) Closeout Frequently Asked Questions Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Closeout Frequently Asked Questions This document provides a list of frequently asked...

  17. Weatherization is a Winning Play for Wisconsin: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Wisconsin demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  18. Weatherization Grows in the Green Mountain State (Vermont): Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Vermont demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  19. Weatherization Makes Headlines in Connecticut: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Connecticut demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  20. Frosty Conditions Catalyze Weatherization Solutions: Maine Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Maine demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  1. New York Signals Weatherization Savings: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    New York demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  2. Weatherization: Wyoming's Hidden Resource; Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Wyoming demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  3. Massachusetts Fosters the Weatherization Spirit: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Massachusetts demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  4. Weatherization Expands Access to Energy Savings (New Hampshire): Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    New Hampshire demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  5. Weatherization: A Savvy Investment for Louisiana: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Louisiana demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  6. Weatherization Builds on Delaware's Innovative Past: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Delaware demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  7. Weatherization is a Hit in Michigan: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Michigan demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  8. The Spirit of North Dakota: Alive in Weatherization; Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    North Dakota demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  9. Weatherization Savings Peak in Alaska: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Alaska demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  10. Weatherization is a Sure Bet for Nevada: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet.

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Nevada demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  11. Weatherization in Arkansas: A Gem of a Program: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Arkansas demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  12. Weatherization: A Grand Program for Arizona: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Arizona demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  13. Weatherization Makes a Big Impact in Texas: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Texas demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  14. Weatherization Shines in California: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    California demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  15. Making Paradise More Affordable with Weatherization: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Hawaii demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  16. A Tribute to Weatherization Solutions in South Dakota: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    South Dakota demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  17. Weatherization Rises to the Top in Kansas: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Kansas demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  18. Weatherization Radiates Energy Savings in Florida: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Florida demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  19. Weatherization Spans the Efficiency Spectrum in Illinois: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Illinois demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  20. Taking Weatherization to New Heights in Colorado: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Colorado demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  1. Weatherization: A Gateway to Energy Efficiency; Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Missouri demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  2. Weatherization Savings Takes Root in New Mexico: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    New Mexico demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  3. The Garden State Flourishes with Weatherization (New Jersey): Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    New Jersey demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  4. Weatherization is a Natural Choice for Montana: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Montana demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  5. Weatherization Keeps Washington Green: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Washington demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  6. Weatherization Creates Spectacular Savings in Utah: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Utah demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  7. Weatherization Sails on Maryland's Legacy of Innovation: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Maryland demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  8. Weatherization Plays a Starring Role in Mississippi: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Mississippi demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  9. AFFILIATIONS: HULTQUIST--NOAA/National Weather Service, Marquette, Michigan; DUTTER--NOAA/National Weather Service,

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    with modern numerical weather prediction models to provide detailed hindcasts of conditions throughoutAFFILIATIONS: HULTQUIST--NOAA/National Weather Service, Marquette, Michigan; DUTTER--NOAA/National Weather Service, Cleveland, Ohio; SCHWAB--NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor

  10. Space Weather Effects on Imaging Detectors in Low Earth Orbit

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    Johnson, Adam Alan

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    of imaging sensors, the availability and access to proton and radia- tion sources, and the need to perform modeling and extrapolate the results from the experiments conducted on earth to the space weather environment. Another means of analysis is statistical... to the CCD plane, then the proton can cross multiple pixels, creating electron hole-pairs in each one, as illustrated in Figure (2). As with electrons created by photons, the electrons created by protons will be collected if inside the active region...

  11. Weather Forecast Data an Important Input into Building Management Systems

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    Poulin, L.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    it can generate as much or more energy that it needs ? Building activities need N kWhrs per day (solar panels, heating, etc) ? Harvested from solar panels & passive solar. Amount depends on weather ? NWP models forecast DSWRF @ surface (MJ/m2... contract work Saturday Would you plan work for Saturday? Not much detail for Saturday and Sunday With more info could be easier to decide go, no go From deterministic to probabilistic ? Forecast presented as a single scenario ? One scenario presented...

  12. Advanced Numerical Weather Prediction Techniques for Solar Irradiance Forecasting : : Statistical, Data-Assimilation, and Ensemble Forecasting

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    Mathiesen, Patrick James

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiscale numerical weather prediction model. Progress inassimilating numerical weather prediction model for solarwith numerical weather prediction models. In: Solar Energy

  13. Tropical cyclones within the sedimentary record : analyzing overwash deposition from event to millennial timescales

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    Woodruff, Jonathan Dalrymple

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tropical cyclone activity over the last 5000 years is investigated using overwash sediments from coastal lagoons on the islands of Vieques, Puerto Rico and Koshikijima, Japan. A simple sediment transport model can reproduce ...

  14. HISTORY OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS MOUNT AUBURN, OHIO

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    Maynard, J. Barry

    HISTORY OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS MOUNT AUBURN, OHIO 1861 - 1881 October 2004 Prepared By Glen Conner Center under the auspices of the Climate Database Modernization Program, NOAA's National Climatic Data;1 HISTORY OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS MOUNT AUBURN, OHIO 1861-1881 Glen Conner Kentucky State Climatologist

  15. GPU Acceleration of Numerical Weather John Michalakes

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    GPU Acceleration of Numerical Weather Prediction John Michalakes National Center for Atmospheric parallelism will prove ineffective for many scenarios. We present an alternative method of scaling model Exponentially increasing processor power has fueled fifty years of continuous improvement in weather and climate

  16. DREAM tool increases space weather predictions

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    - 1 - DREAM tool increases space weather predictions April 13, 2012 Predicting space weather improved by new DREAM modeling tool Earth's radiation belts can now be studied with a new modeling tool DREAM comes into play. Radiation belt structure and dynamics revealed DREAM is a modeling tool

  17. Ocean dynamics and thermodynamics in the tropical Indo- Pacific region

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    Drushka, Kyla

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Oceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .currents in the tropical Pacific Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr. ,in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean associated with the

  18. Alaska Native Weatherization Training and Jobs Program First Steps Toward Tribal Weatherization – Human Capacity Development

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    Wiita, Joanne

    2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Alaska Native Weatherization Training and Jobs Project expanded weatherization services for tribal members’ homes in southeast Alaska while providing weatherization training and on the job training (OJT) for tribal citizens that lead to jobs and most probably careers in weatherization-related occupations. The program resulted in; (a) 80 Alaska Native citizens provided with skills training in five weatherization training units that were delivered in cooperation with University of Alaska Southeast, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Energy Core Competencies for Weatherization Training that prepared participants for employment in three weatherizationrelated occupations: Installer, Crew Chief, and Auditor; (b) 25 paid OJT training opportunities for trainees who successfully completed the training course; and (c) employed trained personnel that have begun to rehab on over 1,000 housing units for weatherization.

  19. Midlevel Ventilation's Constraint on Tropical Cyclone Intensity

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    Tang, Brian Hong-An

    Midlevel ventilation, or the flux of low-entropy air into the inner core of a tropical cyclone (TC), is a hypothesized mechanism by which environmental vertical wind shear can constrain a tropical cyclone’s intensity. An ...

  20. Elements of tropical Pacific decadal variability

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    Fuckar, Neven-Stjepan

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    potential to change the background state of the eastern tropical Pacific. Simultaneously, a redistribution of atmospheric vorticity in the western tropical Pacific affects isopycnal depth and therefore ocean thermal structure progressing the decadal change...

  1. 12.811 Tropical Meteorology, Spring 2005

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    Emanuel, Kerry

    This course describes the behavior and dynamics of the tropical troposphere, from the large-scale energy balance down to cumulus convection and tropical cyclones. Topics include: Radiative-convective equilibrium; the Hadley ...

  2. Test Procedure for UV Weathering Resistance of Backsheet | Department...

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    Test Procedure for UV Weathering Resistance of Backsheet Test Procedure for UV Weathering Resistance of Backsheet Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27...

  3. WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-10: REPROGRAMMING TRAINING AND...

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    WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-10: REPROGRAMMING TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUNDS TO PROGRAM OPERATIONS WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-10: REPROGRAMMING TRAINING AND...

  4. CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES FOR RECOVERY ACT GRANTS UNDER THE WEATHERIZATION...

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    CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES FOR RECOVERY ACT GRANTS UNDER THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES FOR RECOVERY ACT GRANTS UNDER THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM This...

  5. Princeton and PPPL launch center to study volatile space weather...

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    that constantly stream from the sun - and gives rise to space weather that can disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and knock out power grids. Such stormy weather...

  6. Illinois and Texas Towns See Weatherization Boost | Department...

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    and Texas Towns See Weatherization Boost Illinois and Texas Towns See Weatherization Boost March 19, 2010 - 11:47am Addthis Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy...

  7. arctic weather conditions: Topics by E-print Network

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    condition for a particular vessel. Keywords Weather Routing, Degraded Condition, Crisis Manage- ment Advice, Shortest Path Berlin,Technische Universitt 18 Weather...

  8. Exploiting Weather Forecast Information in the Operation of ...

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    Victor M Zavala

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    Mar 4, 2009 ... We argue that anticipating the weather conditions can lead to more ... The necessary uncertainty information is extracted from the weather ...

  9. Guidance on Utility Rate Estimations and Weather Normalization...

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    and Weather Normalization in an ESPC Document explains how to use estimated energy rates and normalized weather data in determining an energy service company's (ESCO's)...

  10. Appendix K - GPRA06 Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program...

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    Appendix K - GPRA06 Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Documentation Appendix K - GPRA06 Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Documentation State...

  11. Presentation at the Weatherization Program Deep Dive Briefing...

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    4, 2009 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization Assistance Program presentation at Weatherization Deep Dive...

  12. DOE Announces $29 Million in Recovery Act Awards for Weatherization...

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    expand weatherization training centers across the country. These projects will provide green job training for local workers in energy efficiency retrofitting and weatherization...

  13. U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program

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    homes weatherized with Recovery Act funding. The monthly data is preliminary and subject to change. ***Annual Program Year funding includes units weatherized through June 2010 only...

  14. Revised Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations for the Weatherization...

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    Revised Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations for the Weatherization Assistance Program Revised Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations for the Weatherization Assistance Program U.S. Department...

  15. U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program

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    report has not been submitted by state All data reported as of 101310 ***Annual Program Year funding includes units weatherized through June 2010 only. **Homes Weatherized...

  16. Porosity and surface area evolution during weathering of two igneous rocks

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    Navarre-Sitchler, Alexis [Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Cole, David [Ohio State University; Rother, Gernot [ORNL; Jin, Lixin [University of Texas, El Paso; Buss, Heather [University of Bristol, UK; Brantley, S. L. [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

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    During weathering, rocks release nutrients and storewater vital for growth ofmicrobial and plant life. Thus, the growth of porosity as weathering advances into bedrock is a life-sustaining process for terrestrial ecosystems. Here, we use small-angle and ultra small-angle neutron scattering to show how porosity develops during initial weathering under tropical conditions of two igneous rock compositions, basaltic andesite and quartz diorite. The quartz diorite weathers spheroidally while the basaltic andesite does not. The weathering advance rates of the two systems also differ, perhaps due to this difference in mechanism, from 0.24 to 100 mm kyr1, respectively. The scattering data document how surfaces inside the feldspar-dominated rocks change as weathering advances into the protolith. In the unaltered rocks, neutrons scatter fromtwo types of featureswhose dimensions vary from6 nmto 40 lm: pores and bumps on pore grain surfaces. These features result in scattering data for both unaltered rocks that document multi-fractal behavior: scattering is best described by amass fractal dimension (Dm) and a surface fractal dimension (Ds) for features of length scales greater than and less than 1 lm, respectively. In the basaltic andesite, Dm is approximately 2.9 and Ds is approximately 2.7. The mechanism of solute transport during weathering of this rock is diffusion. Porosity and surface area increase from 1.5%to 8.5%and 3 to 23 m2 g1 respectively in a relatively consistent trend across themm-thick plagioclase reaction front. Across this front, both fractal dimensions decrease, consistentwith development of amoremonodisperse pore networkwith smoother pore surfaces. Both changes are consistent largely with increasing connectivity of pores without significant surface roughening, as expected for transport-limited weathering. In contrast, porosity and surface area increase from 1.3% to 9.5% and 1.5 to 13 m2 g1 respectively across a many cm-thick reaction front in the spheroidally weathering quartz diorite. In that rock, Dm is approximately 2.8 andDs is approximately 2.5 prior to weathering. These two fractals transform during weathering to multiple surface fractals as micro-cracking reduces the size of diffusion-limited subzones of thematrix.Across the reaction front of plagioclase in the quartz diorite, the specific surface area and porosity change very little until the pointwhere the rock disaggregates into saprolite. The different patterns in porosity development of the two rocks are attributed to advective infiltration plus diffusion in the rock that spheroidally fractures versus diffusion-only in the rock that does not. Fracturing apparently diminishes the size of the diffusion-limited parts of the spheroidally weathering rock system to promote infiltration of meteoric fluids, thereforeexplaining the faster weathering advance rate into that rock.

  17. Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Makes 6 servings

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    Florida, University of

    Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Makes 6 servings 1 jar (26 oz.) mixed tropical fruit, drained 1 large coconut Lettuce leaves Directions: 1. In a large bowl, combine the tropical fruit and banana. 2. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, lime zest, and lime juice until blended. 3. Spoon over the fruit

  18. Life-cycle cost analysis 200-West Weather Enclosure: Multi-function Waste Tank Facility

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    Umphrey, M.R. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility (MWTF)will provide environmentally safe and acceptable storage capacity for handling wastes resulting from the remediation of existing single-shell and double-shell tanks on the Hanford Site. The MWTF will construct two tank farm facilities at two separate locations. A four-tank complex will be constructed in the 200-East Area of the Hanford Site; a two-tank complex will be constructed in the 200-West Area. This report documents the results of a life-cycle cost analysis performed by ICF Kaiser Hanford Company (ICF KH) for the Weather Enclosure proposed to be constructed over the 200-West tanks. Currently, all tank farm operations on the Hanford Site are conducted in an open environment, with weather often affecting tank farm maintenance activities. The Weather Enclosure is being proposed to allow year-round tank farm operation and maintenance activities unconstrained by weather conditions. Elimination of weather-related delays at the MWTF and associated facilities will reduce operational costs. The life-cycle cost analysis contained in this report analyzes potential cost savings based on historical weather information, operational and maintenance costs, construction cost estimates, and other various assumptions.

  19. The Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment

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    May, Peter T.; Mather, James H.; Vaughan, Geraint; Jakob, Christian; McFarquhar, Greg; Bower, Keith; Mace, Gerald G.

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most complete data sets describing tropical convection ever collected will result from the upcoming Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE) in the area around Darwin, Northern Australia in January and February 2006. The aims of the experiment, which will be operated in conjunction with the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) site in Darwin, will be to examine convective cloud systems from their initial stages through to the decay of the cirrus generated and to measure their impact on the environment. The experiment will include an unprecedented network of ground-based observations (soundings, active and passive remote sensors) combined with low, mid and high altitude aircraft for in-situ and remote sensing measurements. A crucial outcome of the experiment will be a data set suitable to provide the forcing and evaluation data required by cloud resolving and single column models as well as global climate models (GCMs) with the aim to contribute to parameterization development. This data set will provide the necessary link between the observed cloud properties and the models that are attempting to simulate them. The experiment is a large multi-agency experiment including substantial contributions from the United States DOE ARM program, ARM-UAV program, NASA, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, EU programs and many universities.

  20. Exploiting weather forecast data for cloud detection 

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    Mackie, Shona

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate, fast detection of clouds in satellite imagery has many applications, for example Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and climate studies of both the atmosphere and of the Earth’s surface temperature. Most ...

  1. State Home Oil Weatherization (SHOW) Program

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    Oregon homeowners and renters who heat with oil, wood, propane, kerosene, or butane are eligible for home weatherization rebates of up to $500. A variety of measures, including insulation, HVAC,...

  2. The Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College

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    Meville, Jeff; Wilson, Jack; Manz, John; Gannett, Kirk; Smith, Franzennia

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A look into some of the remarkable work being done in the Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College. Penn College's program has served as the model for six other training centers in Pennsylvania alone.

  3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Avoided Through Weatherization | Department...

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    systems in recipients' homes. "We had a chain -- one right after another," says Debbie Biggs, weatherization director for C-SCDC. "One had carbon monoxide levels so high we told...

  4. Cowlitz County PUD- Residential Weatherization Plus Program

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    Cowlitz County PUD offers an incentive to residential customers who weatherize their homes. Eligible residences can be either site-built or manufactured homes, but must have a permanently installed...

  5. Clark Public Utilities- Residential Weatherization Loan Program

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    Loans of up to $15,000 at a 5.25% interest are available through Clark Public Utilities' Weatherization Loan Program. The loans can pay for the average local cost of eligible measures, based on...

  6. The Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College

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    Meville, Jeff; Wilson, Jack; Manz, John; Gannett, Kirk; Smith, Franzennia;

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A look into some of the remarkable work being done in the Weatherization Training program at Pennsylvania College. Penn College's program has served as the model for six other training centers in Pennsylvania alone.

  7. Arizona Foundation Expands Weatherization Training Center | Department...

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    upgrades for low-income residents, but in Maricopa County and the Phoenix area it also trains a good part of the weatherization workforce to do that. Expanding building science...

  8. Tropical rainforest biodiversity: field and

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    . The Udzungwas in particular, are one of the single, most important areas in Africa for biodiversity conservationTropical rainforest biodiversity: field and GIS tools for assessing, monitoring and mapping II with Tanzania National ParksTanzania National Parks andand Wildlife Conservation SocietyWildlife Conservation

  9. Human-Centered Systems Analysis of Aircraft Separation from Adverse Weather

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    Vigeant-Langlois, Laurence

    Adverse weather significantly impacts the safety and efficiency of flight operations. Weather information

  10. WEATHER SEQUENCES FOR PREDICTING HVAC SYSTEM BEHAVIOUR IN RESIDENTIAL UNITS LOCATED IN TROPICAL CLIMATES.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The sensations of thermal discomfort in these buildings have increased the energy consumption by the use. This development needs precise information about the effect of climate patterns on buildings. For energy find three types of database for the energy buildings simulations: - Simulations can be made by using

  11. Dynamic Algorithm for Space Weather Forecasting System

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    Fischer, Luke D.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    for the designation as UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR April 2010 Major: Nuclear Engineering DYNAMIC ALGORITHM FOR SPACE WEATHER FORECASTING SYSTEM A Junior Scholars Thesis by LUKE DUNCAN FISCHER Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate... 2010 Major: Nuclear Engineering iii ABSTRACT Dynamic Algorithm for Space Weather Forecasting System. (April 2010) Luke Duncan Fischer Department of Nuclear Engineering Texas A&M University Research Advisor: Dr. Stephen Guetersloh...

  12. Faces of the Recovery Act: National Weatherization Conference

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    Personal stories from the 2009 National Weatherization Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  13. Interactive Weather Simulation and Visualization on a Display Wall

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    Ha, Phuong H.

    .hoai.ha,john.markus.bjorndalen,otto.anshus}@uit.no, {tormsh,daniels}@cs.uit.no Abstract. Numerical Weather Prediction models (NWP) used for op- erational Weather Model, WRF, Tiled Display Walls, Live Data Sets, On-Demand Computation. 1 Introduction Numerical Weather Prediction models for use in weather forecasting centers are often computed for a fixed static

  14. Faces of the Recovery Act: National Weatherization Conference

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    Chu, Sammy; Campanella, Leslie; Sewell, Travis; Gill, Tony; Fransen, Richard; Leuty, Steve; Qualls, Xavier; Bergeron, T.J.; Stewet, Zachary

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Personal stories from the 2009 National Weatherization Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  15. Weatherization Plus — Opportunities for the 21st Century

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    Millennium Committee Strategy Report for the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program; 15 pp.; April 1999.

  16. Faces of the Recovery Act: National Weatherization Conference

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    None

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Personal stories from the 2009 National Weatherization Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  17. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014

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    Days (MHD) (3.9) 2 3 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55 65 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in

  18. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2011

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    Gray, William

    Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 165 160 160 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 180 175 175 Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2011 to be approximately 175 percent of the long-term average

  19. FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    (MHD) (3.9) 2 3 3 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55 65 65 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2014

  20. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2012

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    ) (3.9) 3 4 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 70 80 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 75

  1. Control of Regional and Global Weather

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Author suggests and researches a new revolutionary idea for regional and global weather control. He offers to cover cities, bad regions of country, full country or a continent by a thin closed film with control clarity located at a top limit of the Earth troposphere (4 - 6 km). The film is supported at altitude by small additional atmospheric pressure and connected to ground by thin cables. It is known, the troposphere defines the Earth weather. Authors show this closed dome allows to do a full control of the weather in a given region (the day is always fine, the rain is only in night, no strong wind). The average Earth (white cloudy) reflectance equal 0.3 - 0.5. That means the Earth losses about 0.3 - 0.5 of a solar energy. The dome controls the clarity of film and converts the cold regions to subtropics and creates the hot deserts, desolate wildernesses to the prosperous regions with temperate climate. That is a realistic and the cheapest method of the weather control in the Earth at the current time. Key words: Global weather control, gigantic film dome, converting a cold region to subtropics, converting desolate wilderness to a prosperous region.

  2. Healthy Housing Opportunities During Weatherization Work

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    Wilson, J.; Tohn, E.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the summer and early fall of 2010, the National Center for Healthy Housing interviewed people from a selection of state and local agencies that perform weatherizations on low-income housing in order to gauge their approach to improving the health and safety of the homes. The interviews provided a strong cross section of what work agencies can do, and how they go about funding this work when funds from the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) do not cover the full extent of the repairs. The report also makes recommendations for WAP in how to assist agencies to streamline and maximize the health and safety repairs they are able to make in the course of a standard weatherization.

  3. Functional connectivity of coral reef fishes in a tropical seascape assessed by compound-specific stable isotope analyses

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    McMahon, Kelton Wells

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ecological integrity of tropical habitats, including mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs, is coming under increasing pressure from human activities. Many coral reef fish species are thought to use mangroves and ...

  4. Weather - Local Information - Radiation Effects Facility / Cyclotron

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched FerromagnetismWaste and Materials Disposition3 WaterFebruary 18,theWeather Weather

  5. The Role of the Tropics in Abrupt Climate Changes

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    Fedorov, Alexey [Yale University] [Yale University

    2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Topics addressed include: abrupt climate changes and ocean circulation in the tropics; what controls the ocean thermal structure in the tropics; a permanent El Nińo in paleoclimates; the energetics of the tropical ocean.

  6. Monthly Weather Review EARLY ONLINE RELEASE

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    are used10 to estimate flow-dependent background error covariance. Two assimilation experiments11 have been conducted using precipitation-affected radiances from passive microwave12 sensors, one for a tropical storm the propagation of information in observed14 radiances via flow-dependent background error auto- and cross

  7. Evaluation of numerical weather prediction for intra-day solar forecasting in the continental United States

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    Mathiesen, Patrick; Kleissl, Jan

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for numerical weather prediction and climate models.   Abstract:  Numerical weather prediction (NWP) models are Model output statistics (MOS), Numerical Weather Prediction (

  8. A high-resolution, cloud-assimilating numerical weather prediction model for solar irradiance forecasting

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    Mathiesen, Patrick; Collier, Craig; Kleissl, Jan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiscale Numerical Weather Prediction Model.   Progress assimilating numerical weather prediction model for solar customizable  numerical weather prediction model that is 

  9. Analysis of tropical radiative heating profiles: A comparison...

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    tropical radiative heating profiles: A comparison of models and observations . Analysis of tropical radiative heating profiles: A comparison of models and observations . Abstract:...

  10. Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical...

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    Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical Forest Soil. Characterization of Trapped Lignin-Degrading Microbes in Tropical Forest Soil. Abstract: Lignin is often the most...

  11. Unified Surface Analysis Manual Weather Prediction Center

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    -bone in stage IV. The stages in the respective cyclone evolutions are separated by approximately 6­ 24 h's) National Weather Service (NWS) were generally based on the Norwegian Cyclone Model (Bjerknes 1919) over below shows a typical evolution according to both models of cyclone development. Conceptual models

  12. Friday December 28, 2012 | Houston Weather

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    Toback, David

    Friday December 28, 2012 | Houston Weather Chron.com Web Search by YAHOO! Local Directory Sci, December 26, 2012 11 for '13: Bhaskar Dutta and David Toback believe we will soon identify "dark" matter and that we ignorantly refer to as dark matter. One of the reasons we believe this substance exists

  13. Segmenting Time Series for Weather Forecasting

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    Sripada, Yaji

    ) models is summarised as weather forecast texts. In the domain of gas turbines, sensor data from an operational gas turbine is summarised for the maintenance engineers. More details on SUMTIME have been to develop a generic model for summarisation of time series data. Initially, we have applied standard

  14. Weathering and the Fallout Plume of Heavy Oil from Strong Petroleum

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    Fabrikant, Sara Irina

    , transportation, and use of heavier oils (1). One concern stemming from increased offshore oil activityWeathering and the Fallout Plume of Heavy Oil from Strong Petroleum Seeps Near Coal Oil Point, CA C://pubs.acs.org/est. The Coal Oil Point (COP) seeps offshore Goleta, CA, are estimated to release 20-25 tons of oil daily

  15. Tropical Western Pacific CART Site

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism in Layered NbS2TopoPortalBRDF Effects inHeterogeneousTropical

  16. Developing hourly weather data for locations having only daily weather data

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    Talbert, S.G.; Herold, K.E.; Jakob, F.E.; Lundstrom, D.K.

    1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology was developed to modify an hourly TMY weather tape to be representative of a location for which only average daily weather parameters were avilable. Typical hourly and daily variations in solar flux, and other parameters, were needed to properly exercise a computer model to predict the transient performance of a solar controlled greenhouse being designed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The starting point was a TMY tape for Yuma, Arizona, since the design temperatures for summer and winter are nearly identical for Yuma and Riyadh. After comparing six of the most important weather variables, the hourly values on the Yuma tape were individually adjusted to give the same overall daily average conditions as existed in the long-term Riyadh data. Finally, a statistical analysis was used to confirm quantitatively that the daily variations between the long term average values for Riyadh and the modified TMY weather tape for Yuma matched satisfactorily.

  17. Where fast weathering creates thin regolith and slow weathering creates thick regolith

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    Bazilevskaya, Ekaterina [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Lebedeva, Marina [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Pavich, Milan [U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA; Rother, Gernot [ORNL; Parkinson, D. Y. [Advanced Light Source, LBNL; Cole, David [Ohio State University; Brantley, S. L. [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Weathering disaggregates rock into regolith the fractured or granular earthmaterial that sustains life on the continental land surface. Here, we investigate what controls the depth of regolith formed on ridges of two rock compositions with similar initial porosities in Virginia (USA).A priori, we predicted that the regolith on diabasewould be thicker than on granite because the dominant mineral (feldspar) in the diabase weathers faster than its granitic counterpart. However, weathering advanced 20deeper into the granite than the diabase. The 20-thicker regolith is attributed mainly to connected micron-sized pores, microfractures formed around oxidizing biotite at 20m depth, and the lower iron (Fe) content in the felsic rock. Such porosity allows pervasive advection and deep oxidation in the granite. These observations may explainwhy regolithworldwide is thicker on felsic compared tomafic rock under similar conditions. To understand regolith formationwill require better understanding of such deep oxidation reactions and how they impact fluid flow during weathering.

  18. Use of NWS Weather Measurements for Cross-checking Local Weather Measurements

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    Crowley, G. D.; Haberl, J. S.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the use of an independent network of remote weather stations for building energy analysis to assist agencies participating in the Texas LoanSTAR Monitoring and Analysis Program. A review of the sensors and procedures...

  19. Calibrating DOE-2 to weather and non-weather-dependent loads for a commercial building

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    Bronson, John Douglas

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    6. 1. 1 Predicted Chilled Water and Hot Water Consumption. . . . . . . . , . . . 102 6. 1. 2 Whole-building Electricity Consumption . . . 6. 2 Base Model Results Using Austin, TX TMY Weather Data. . . . 104 106 vnt CHAPTl'R VII WHOLE...

  20. Weather data analysis based on typical weather sequence analysis. Application: energy building simulation

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    David, Mathieu; Garde, Francois; Boyer, Harry

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In building studies dealing about energy efficiency and comfort, simulation software need relevant weather files with optimal time steps. Few tools generate extreme and mean values of simultaneous hourly data including correlation between the climatic parameters. This paper presents the C++ Runeole software based on typical weather sequences analysis. It runs an analysis process of a stochastic continuous multivariable phenomenon with frequencies properties applied to a climatic database. The database analysis associates basic statistics, PCA (Principal Component Analysis) and automatic classifications. Different ways of applying these methods will be presented. All the results are stored in the Runeole internal database that allows an easy selection of weather sequences. The extreme sequences are used for system and building sizing and the mean sequences are used for the determination of the annual cooling loads as proposed by Audrier-Cros (Audrier-Cros, 1984). This weather analysis was tested with the datab...

  1. Weather conditions affecting VTOL airbus operations in the Northeast Corridor

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    Simpson, R. W.

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed study of hourly weather observations in the Northeast Corridor during the periods 0600-2400 for a ten year period 1944-1958 was made to study the implications of weather affecting the operations of a VSTOL Airbus ...

  2. Kansas City Gears Up for Weatherization Jobs | Department of...

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    Kansas City Gears Up for Weatherization Jobs Kansas City Gears Up for Weatherization Jobs April 9, 2010 - 4:04pm Addthis Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers,...

  3. Weatherization Projects on the Rise in Michigan County | Department...

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    Weatherization Projects on the Rise in Michigan County Weatherization Projects on the Rise in Michigan County August 12, 2010 - 5:03pm Addthis Kevin Craft Monroe County Opportunity...

  4. Preface: Weatherization Assistance Program Close-Up Compendium

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  5. EERE FY 2008-2012 Budget: Weatherization and Intergovernmental...

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

    EERE FY 2008-2012 Budget: Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program EERE FY 2008-2012 Budget: Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Proposed five-year plan for the U.S....

  6. U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program

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    multi-family properties. The number of homes weatherized in a multi-family ***Annual Program Year funding includes units weatherized through June 2010 only. All data reported as...

  7. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Mitigation needs adaptation: Tropical forestry

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Mitigation needs adaptation: Tropical forestry and climate change Manuel R adapt to this change. This paper discusses how tropical forestry practices can contribute to maintaining Forestry Research, P.O. Box 6596 JKPWB, Jakarta 10065, Indonesia e-mail: m.guariguata@cgiar.org J. P

  8. A technique for using historical analogues to forecast the central pressure of tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific Ocean and south China Sea

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    Wagoner, Richard Allen

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    been ound to be comparable to or better than conventional methods of forecasting ce"!tral pressures of. tropical cyclones. The analogue technique a'so has been compared to maximum-wind forecasts issued by the Fleet Weather Cen!!al/. Taint Typhoon... issued by the official warning ager. cy. iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS My sincezest appreciation is extended to CDR J. D. Jarrell, USN, for his suggestions during the early stages of this research, and to Dr. Phanindzamohan Das for his patient guidance...

  9. MOUNTAIN WEATHER PREDICTION: PHENOMENOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AND FORECAST METHODOLOGY

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    Steenburgh, Jim

    MOUNTAIN WEATHER PREDICTION: PHENOMENOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AND FORECAST METHODOLOGY Michael P. Meyers of the American Meteorological Society Mountain Weather and Forecasting Monograph Draft from Friday, May 21, 2010 of weather analysis and forecasting in complex terrain with special emphasis placed on the role of humans

  10. Visually Accurate Multi-Field Weather Visualization Purdue University

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    Utah, University of

    -dimensional, and involve global scale phenomena. Less commonly, but no less importantly, weather events are examined weather pat- terns, they are ineffective when examining storm scale weather phe- nomena. Two@cs.utah.edu Jason Levit University of Oklahoma jlevit@ou.edu Figure 1: Time Series of a Cloud Scale Visualization

  11. Warm weather's a comin'! Performance Dependence on Closure

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    McCalley, James D.

    contributed also by Aaron Rosenberg!! #12;Wind Forecasting using Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Mesoscale weather models often predict the height of the LLJ too high and the magnitude too low Overwhelming 18-hr.forecasts initialized at 18Z Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model #12;Dissipation

  12. Open problem: Dynamic Relational Models for Improved Hazardous Weather Prediction

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    McGovern, Amy

    . Current weather radar detection and prediction sys- tems primarily rely on numerical models. We proposeOpen problem: Dynamic Relational Models for Improved Hazardous Weather Prediction Amy McGovern1, #12;Dynamic Relational Models for Improved Hazardous Weather Prediction Radar velocity Radar

  13. Data Assimilation for Idealised Mathematical Models of Numerical Weather Prediction

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    Data Assimilation for Idealised Mathematical Models of Numerical Weather Prediction Supervisors). Background: Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) has seen significant gains in accuracy in recent years due is directed at achieving real-world impact in numerical weather prediction by addressing fundamental issues

  14. Forecasting wave height probabilities with numerical weather prediction models

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    Stevenson, Paul

    Forecasting wave height probabilities with numerical weather prediction models Mark S. Roulstona; Numerical weather prediction 1. Introduction Wave forecasting is now an integral part of operational weather methods for generating such forecasts from numerical model output from the European Centre for Medium

  15. CSU ATS703 Fall 2012 Numerical Weather Prediction

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    CSU ATS703 Fall 2012 Numerical Weather Prediction ATS703 is based on the course notes and papers method. A crucial element of accurate weather prediction is initialization, which is briefly discussed in Chapter 11. In the next decade, numerical weather prediction will expe- rience a revolution in model

  16. 200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act

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    Zoi, Cathy

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today Vice President Biden announced that the Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act. We're taking your questions and comments right now on weatherization. Join in the conversation! *Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/energygov *Twitter -- http://www.twitter.com/energy

  17. 200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act

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    Zoi, Cathy

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Today Vice President Biden announced that the Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act. We're taking your questions and comments right now on weatherization. Join in the conversation! *Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/energygov *Twitter -- http://www.twitter.com/energy

  18. JOB OPENING POSITION: TV WeatherCenter Intern (unpaid internship)

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    Parker, Matthew D. Brown

    JOB OPENING POSITION: TV WeatherCenter Intern (unpaid internship) JOB NUMBER: 12081 DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: WRAL-TV - Weather DESCRIPTION: THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. Interns in the WRAL HD Weather of North Carolina. The internship will feature hands-on experience in all aspects of television and radio

  19. NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DURING THE ARRA PERIOD: PROGRAM YEARS 2009-2011

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    Tonn, Bruce Edward [ORNL; Rose, Erin M [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL; Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Hendrick, Timothy P [ORNL

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the third major evaluation of the Program, encompassing program years 2009 to 2011. In this report, this period of time is referred to as the ARRA Period. This is a special period of time for the Program because the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 has allocated $5 billion of funding for the Program. In normal program years, WAP s annual appropriation is in the range of $200-250 million, supporting the weatherization of approximately 100,000 homes. With the addition of ARRA funding during these program years, the expectation is that weatherization activity will exceed 300,000 homes per year. In addition to saving energy and reducing low-income energy bills, expanded WAP funding is expected to stimulate the economy by providing new jobs in the weatherization field and allowing low-income households to spend more money on goods and services by spending less on energy.

  20. Chemical weathering of the Panola Granite: Solute and regolith elemental fluxes and the weathering rate of biotite

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    Chemical weathering of the Panola Granite: Solute and regolith elemental fluxes and the weathering in a saprolitic granite re- golith at Panola, Georgia, USA. Saturated fluid flow across a low-permeability kaolin

  1. Weatherization Program is a Capital Idea for Washington, D.C.: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Washington, D.C. demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  2. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2013

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    Gray, William

    ) (3.9) 9 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 165 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 175 of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2013 to climatology. The Atlantic basin has the largest year-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone

  3. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2012

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    Gray, William

    ) (3.9) 3 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 70 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 75 of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2012 to climatology. The Atlantic basin has the largest year-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone

  4. Sensitivity of once-shocked, weathered high explosives

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    Williams, K.L.; Harris, B.W.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Effects caused by stimulating once-shocked, weathered high explosives (OSW-HE) are investigated. The sensitivity of OSW-HE to mechanical stimuli was determined using standard industry tests. Some initial results are given. Pieces of OSW-HE were collected from active and inactive firing sites and from an area surrounding a drop tower at Los Alamos where skid and spigot tests were done. Samples evaluated were cast explosives or plastic bonded explosive (PBX) formulations containing cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX), cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (HMX), 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), mock or inert HE [tris(beta-chloroethyl)phosphate (CEF)], barium nitrate, cyanuric acid, talc, and Kel-F. Once-shocked, weathered LX-10 Livermore explosive [HMX/Viton A, (95/5 wt %)], PBX 9011 [HMX/Estane, (90/10 wt %)], PBX 9404 [HMX/nitrocellulose, tris(beta-chloroethyl) phosphate, (94/3/3 wt %)], Composition B or cyclotol (TNT/RDX explosives), and PBX 9007 (90% RDX, 9.1% styrene, 0.5% dioctyl phthalate, and 0.45 resin) were subjected to the hammer test, the drop-weight impact sensitivity test, differential thermal analysis (DTA), the spark test, the Henkin`s critical temperature test, and the flame test. Samples were subjected to remote, wet cutting and drilling; remote, liquid-nitrogen-cooled grinding and crushing; and scanning electron microscope (SEM) surface analyses for morphological changes.

  5. Real-Time Weather Data Access Guide: Updated February 2006

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    Long, N.

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The format of the weather data received from the National Weather Service is extremely inconvenient for building engineers to read, especially for trending historical data; therefore, a weather parsing program was created by NREL building engineers to simplify the data. The weather-parsing program collects current weather conditions for over 4,000 sites around the world and allows access to the data via a web page designed by NREL building researchers. The database provides data for some locations from late 1998 through today. Users can request data to be sent to them via e-mail by using the interactive web page.

  6. Large Scale Weather Control Using Nuclear Reactors

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    Moninder Singh Modgil

    2002-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    It is pointed out that controlled release of thermal energy from fission type nuclear reactors can be used to alter weather patterns over significantly large geographical regions. (1) Nuclear heat creates a low pressure region, which can be used to draw moist air from oceans, onto deserts. (2) Creation of low pressure zones over oceans using Nuclear heat can lead to Controlled Cyclone Creation (CCC).(3) Nuclear heat can also be used to melt glaciers and control water flow in rivers.

  7. Large Scale Weather Control Using Nuclear Reactors

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    Singh-Modgil, M

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is pointed out that controlled release of thermal energy from fission type nuclear reactors can be used to alter weather patterns over significantly large geographical regions. (1) Nuclear heat creates a low pressure region, which can be used to draw moist air from oceans, onto deserts. (2) Creation of low pressure zones over oceans using Nuclear heat can lead to Controlled Cyclone Creation (CCC).(3) Nuclear heat can also be used to melt glaciers and control water flow in rivers.

  8. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories | Department

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

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  9. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories | Department

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of Dept.| WEATHERIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL FY14of

  10. Weatherization Assistance Program - Background Data and Statistics

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    Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL

    2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical memorandum is intended to provide readers with information that may be useful in understanding the purposes, performance, and outcomes of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization). Weatherization has been in operation for over thirty years and is the nation's largest single residential energy efficiency program. Its primary purpose, established by law, is 'to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential energy expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, the handicapped, and children.' The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act PL111-5 (ARRA), passed and signed into law in February 2009, committed $5 Billion over two years to an expanded Weatherization Assistance Program. This has created substantial interest in the program, the population it serves, the energy and cost savings it produces, and its cost-effectiveness. This memorandum is intended to address the need for this kind of information. Statistically valid answers to many of the questions surrounding Weatherization and its performance require comprehensive evaluation of the program. DOE is undertaking precisely this kind of independent evaluation in order to ascertain program effectiveness and to improve its performance. Results of this evaluation effort will begin to emerge in late 2010 and 2011, but they require substantial time and effort. In the meantime, the data and statistics in this memorandum can provide reasonable and transparent estimates of key program characteristics. The memorandum is laid out in three sections. The first deals with some key characteristics describing low-income energy consumption and expenditures. The second section provides estimates of energy savings and energy bill reductions that the program can reasonably be presumed to be producing. The third section deals with estimates of program cost-effectiveness and societal impacts such as carbon reduction and reduced national energy consumption. Each of the sections is brief, containing statistics, explanatory graphics and tables as appropriate, and short explanations of the statistics in order to place them in context for the reader. The companion appendices at the back of the memorandum explain the methods and sources used in developing the statistics.

  11. Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center

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    Robert Adams

    2009-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The following is a synopsis of the major achievements attributed to the operation of the Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (WAPTAC) by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). During the past five years, the WAPTAC has developed into the premier source for information related to operating the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at the state and local levels. The services provide through WAPTAC include both virtual technical support as well as hands-on training and instruction in classroom and in the field. The WAPTAC achieved several important milestones during its operation including the establishment of a national Weatherization Day now celebrated in most states, the implementation of a comprehensive Public Information Campaign (PIC) to raise the awareness of the Program among policy makers and the public, the training of more than 150 new state managers and staff as they assume their duties in state offices around the country, and the creation and support of a major virtual information source on the Internet being accessed by thousands of staff each month. The Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center serves the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program as a valuable training and technical assistance resource for the network of 54 direct state grantees (50 states, District of Columbia and three Native American tribes) and the network of 900 local subgrantees (comprised of community action agencies, units of local government, and other non-profit organizations). The services provided through WAPTAC focus on standardizing and improving the daily management of the WAP. Staff continually identify policies changes and best practices to help the network improve its effectiveness and enhance the benefits of the Program for the customers who receive service and the federal and private investors. The operations of WAPTAC are separated into six distinct areas: (1) Orientation for New WAP State Directors and Staff; (2) Pollution Occurrence Insurance Project; (3) Public Information Campaign; (4) State Management Training Project; (5) System for Integrating and Reviewing Technologies and Techniques; and (6) WAPTAC Services.

  12. COSPAR/ILWS roadmap on space weather research and forecasting: community input COSPAR and the International Living With a Star (ILWS) steering committee have commissioned a strategic

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    Schrijver, Karel

    COSPAR/ILWS roadmap on space weather research and forecasting: community input commissioned a strategic planning activity (or roadmap) focusing on the ability access as supplemental information to the roadmap report. In order

  13. 2008 Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Market Report

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    Doris, E.; Taylor, R.

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) integrates local needs and interests in order to promote markets for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE). Its activities are integrative across disparate technologies and market boundaries. In order to analyze the historical performance and forward-looking potential of this broad program, this report assesses market developments and outlooks at the following aggregated levels: states, cities and communities, Indian tribes, and low-income residential efficiency. The analytical goals of the report are to: identify market drivers for EE and RE, paying attention to subsidies, taxes, targets and mandates, environmental policy, energy security, and economic development; assess efficacy of existing policies; discuss challenges and barriers; evaluate high-impact measures for overcoming challenges and barriers; and forecast future market trends.

  14. The multiple vortex nature of tropical cyclogenesis

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    Sippel, Jason Allen

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    cells and vortices are the respective source of PV production and building blocks for the meso-?-scale vortices. Finally, this thesis discusses issues related to the multiple vortex nature of tropical cyclone formation. For instance, the tracking...

  15. Midlevel ventilation's constraint on tropical cyclone intensity

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    Tang, Brian Hong-An

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Midlevel ventilation, or the flux of low-entropy air into the inner core of a tropical cyclone (TC), is a hypothesized mechanism by which environmental vertical wind shear can constrain a TC's intensity. An idealized ...

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

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

    HURRICANE FORECASTS FOR 2011 activity. 3 12;DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) - A measure of a named storm 146 SUMMARY OF 2014 ATLANTIC TROPICAL...

  17. active length verification: Topics by E-print Network

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

    HURRICANE FORECASTS FOR 2011 activity. 3 12;DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) - A measure of a named storm 16 SUMMARY OF 2014 ATLANTIC TROPICAL...

  18. activation increases inhibitory: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Reeder, DeeAnn M. 106 Downscaling CMIP5 climate models shows increased tropical cyclone activity over the 21st century Geosciences Websites Summary: locations. The inten-...

  19. ERCOT's Weather Sensitive Demand Response Pilot

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    Carter, T.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ERCOT’s Weather Sensitive Demand Response Pilot CATEE 12-17-13 ESL-KT-13-12-21 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Disclaimer The information contained in this report has been obtained from... services along with other information about our business is available online at constellation.com. ESL-KT-13-12-21 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Demand Response in ERCOT CATEE 121313 - Tim Carter...

  20. Explore Careers in Weatherization | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [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 Office of Inspector General Office of Audit|Department of Energy56Executive SummitEnergy EfficientWeatherization

  1. WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-13A

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy Usage »of| Department of EnergyDepartment of5 - In theOctober 3,WEATHERIZATION

  2. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories | Department

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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 Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of Dept.| WEATHERIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL FY14 BUDGET820946of

  3. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories | Department

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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 Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of Dept.| WEATHERIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL FY14of Energy

  4. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories | Department

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of Dept.| WEATHERIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL FY14of Energyof

  5. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories | Department

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  6. An empirical framework for tropical cyclone climatology Nam-Young Kang James B. Elsner

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    Elsner, James B.

    on defining activity with indices like the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) and Power Dissipation Index (PDI used exponent indices like accumulated cyclone energy, it does not contain cyclone duration. EmpiricalAn empirical framework for tropical cyclone climatology Nam-Young Kang · James B. Elsner Received

  7. Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP): Technical Assistance Summary

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    Hollander, A.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIPO) launched the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) to accelerate innovations in whole-house weatherization and advance DOE's goal of increasing the energy efficiency and health and safety of low-income residences without the utilization of additional taxpayer funding. Sixteen WIPP grantees were awarded a total of $30 million in Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds in September 2010. These projects focused on: including nontraditional partners in weatherization service delivery; leveraging significant non-federal funding; and improving the effectiveness of low-income weatherization through the use of new materials, technologies, behavior-change models, and processes.

  8. Influence of the tropical Atlantic versus the tropical Pacific on Caribbean rainfall

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    Influence of the tropical Atlantic versus the tropical Pacific on Caribbean rainfall Michael A; published 20 September 2002. [1] The Caribbean rainfall season runs from May through November, with positive anomalies over a narrow latitudinal band (0°­20°N) being associated with enhanced Caribbean

  9. Monitoring the Weather andMonitoring the Weather and Climate of ColoradoClimate of Colorado

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    Seminar Series, September 28, 2005, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Prepared by Odie Bliss #12 Associate, nolan@atmos.colostate.edu Odie Bliss Coordinator, odie@atmos.colostate.edu #12;Mission affecting the state today. #12;What Does It Mean To "Monitor" ? #12;Fort Collins campus weather station

  10. Weatherization and Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades...

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

    for Home Energy Upgrades Fact Sheet Weatherization and Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades Fact Sheet This fact sheet provides essential information about the 2011...

  11. Kelly M. Nez Ocasio Puerto Rico WeatherCamp 2009

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio Puerto Rico WeatherCamp 2009 My name is Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio, I am 19 years

  12. Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic...

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    Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic Renewable Energy Resources between the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and...

  13. Effective Energy Behavior Change for Low-Income Weatherization Clients

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    This document contains the transcript for the Effective Energy Behavior Change for Low-Income Weatherization Clients webinar presented on May 31, 2012.

  14. Maine Company Growing with Weatherization Work | Department of...

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

    regional community action programs. "They realized we had talent in . . . lead abatement and home repair and approached us about expanding into weatherization," he said....

  15. #tipsEnergy: Weatherizing Your Home for Fall

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    With the start of colder weather, we are sharing fall energy-saving tips that will help you save money and stay comfortable.

  16. Global warming, bad weather, insurance losses and the global economy

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    Low, N.C. [UOB Life Assurance Ltd., Singapore (Singapore); Shen, S. [Global Warming International Center, Woodridge, IL (United States)

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Global warming causes extremely bad weather in the near term. The impact on the insurance industry is described. Why global warming in the near term causes very bad weather is explained. The continuing trend of very bad weather and the future impact on the insurance industry is explored. How very bad weather can affect the global financial market is explained. Taking a historical view of the development of the modern economy, the authors describe in the near term the impact of global warming on the global economy. The long term impact of global warming on the global economy and the human race is explored. Opportunities presented by global warming are described.

  17. U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program

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    Not Available

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A summary of benefits of DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income families, including both energy and economic impacts on local communities.

  18. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2010

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    Gray, William

    -12 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 100-162 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 108 FOR 2010 We foresee an above-average Atlantic basin tropical cyclone season in 2010 and anticipate an above to climatology. The Atlantic basin has the largest year-to-year variability of any of the global tropical cyclone

  19. Seasonal shift in the foraging niche of a tropical avian resident: resource competition at work?

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    Jedlicka, J A; Greenberg, R; Perfecto, I; Philpottt, S M; Dietsch, T V

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and migrant birds in Campeche, Mexico. Tropical Ecology 22:a dry tropical forest in Campeche, Mexico and found that

  20. Lessons from Deploying NLG Technology for Marine Weather Forecast Text Generation

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    Sripada, Yaji

    weather under the guidance of weather data generated by Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data. It has been used for the past year by Weathernews (UK) Ltd weather prediction information fulfilling the needs of the end user. This task requires them to use NWP

  1. Spectral analysis of ambient weather patterns

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    Anderson, J.V.; Subbarao, K.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Fourier spectral analysis of ambient weather data, consisting of global and direct solar radiation, dry and wet bulb temperatures, and wind speed, is given. By analyzing the heating and cooling seasons independently, seasonal variations are isolated and a cleaner spectrum emerges. This represents an improvement over previous work in this area, in which data for the entire year were analyzed together. As a demonstration of the efficacy of this method, synthetic data constructed with a small number of parameters are used in typical simulations, and the results are compared with those obtained with the original data. A spectral characterization of fluctuations around the moving average is given, and the changes in the fluctuation from season to season are examined.

  2. Weathering of Roofing Materials-An Overview

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    Berdahl, Paul; Akbari, Hashem; Levinson, Ronnen; Miller, William A.

    2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of several aspects of the weathering of roofing materials is presented. Degradation of materials initiated by ultraviolet radiation is discussed for plastics used in roofing, as well as wood and asphalt. Elevated temperatures accelerate many deleterious chemical reactions and hasten diffusion of material components. Effects of moisture include decay of wood, acceleration of corrosion of metals, staining of clay, and freeze-thaw damage. Soiling of roofing materials causes objectionable stains and reduces the solar reflectance of reflective materials. (Soiling of non-reflective materials can also increase solar reflectance.) Soiling can be attributed to biological growth (e.g., cyanobacteria, fungi, algae), deposits of organic and mineral particles, and to the accumulation of flyash, hydrocarbons and soot from combustion.

  3. WMO/CAS/WWW SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TROPICAL CYCLONES

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    Smith, Roger K.

    . As outlined by Dunkerton et al. (2009, hereafter DMW09), the problem of tropical cyclogenesis in the real

  4. Space weather and the electricity market: An initial assessment

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    Schrijver, Karel

    price (as established in the day ahead market) for wholesale electricity. Several econometric analyses Institute on the hypothesis that the wholesale price of electricity is affected by space weather conditionsSpace weather and the electricity market: An initial assessment Kevin F. Forbes Department

  5. EIS-0095: Bonneville Power Administration's Expanded Residential Weatherization Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Bonneville Power Administration prepared this statement to examine the environmental impacts of an expansion of the existing Residential Weatherization Program to include air-infiltration reducing (tightening) measures, such as storm windows and doors, insulation, weather-stripping and other improvements.

  6. The European Weather Radar Network (OPERA): An opportunity for hydrology!

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    at the European level dates back to COST 72 (Measurement of precipitation by radar) which started in 1979The European Weather Radar Network (OPERA): An opportunity for hydrology! Iwan Holleman1 , Laurent (EARS), Ljubljana (Slovenia). 1 Introduction The tradition of weather radar collaboration

  7. How Climate Change is Playing Out in Minnesota: Extreme Weather

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    Minnesota, University of

    How Climate Change is Playing Out in Minnesota: Extreme Weather Dr. Mark Seeley Dept of Soil, Water Climate Headlines Data Sources Changing Minnesota Climate Features Climate Consequences Implications for Severe Weather #12;Three Reasons to Accept That Climate Change is Real #12;#12;Stationary (1) Cyclical (2

  8. Lithium Isotope History of Cenozoic Seawater: Changes in Silicate Weathering

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    Paytan, Adina

    Lithium Isotope History of Cenozoic Seawater: Changes in Silicate Weathering and Reverse Weathering 70 Ma · Overview of the Marine Lithium Cycle · Analytical Challenges · 68 Million Year Seawater Lithium Isotope Record (Forams) · Interpretation Standard: NIST L-SVEC Li (SRM 8545) #12;100 Ma Climate

  9. Introduction An important goal in operational weather forecasting

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    Haak, Hein

    sensitive areas. To answer these questions simulation experiments with state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction (NWP) models have proved great value to test future meteorological observing systems a priori102 Introduction An important goal in operational weather forecasting is to reduce the number

  10. Weather and Climate Laboratory METR 1014-013

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    Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

    Laboratory Instructor: Conor Mc Nicholas E-mail: cmcnicholas@ou.edu Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, Room 410Syllabus Weather and Climate Laboratory METR 1014-013 Fall 2013 Tuesday; 6:30-8:20; SEC P209 in a timely manner. Course Description: This lab will cover a wide range of topics about weather and climate

  11. Page 1 of 3 Policy: Cold Weather Policy

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    Dyer, Bill

    value. The Safety and Risk Management Policy endorses programs, procedures and resources which assist departments. 2. Extra notification to occupants prior to significant cold weather events. 3. Assist 1. Establish, with the assistance of SRM, cold weather procedures. 2. Follow established cold

  12. The Extremes Toolkit (extRemes) Weather and Climate Applications

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    Gilleland, Eric

    The Extremes Toolkit (extRemes) Weather and Climate Applications of Extreme Value Statistics Eric;The Extremes Toolkit (extRemes) Web Page http://www.assessment.ucar.edu/toolkit Acknowledgements 1. The Extremes Toolkit is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the NCAR Weather and Cli- mate

  13. Peoria Housing Authority(PHA) Weatherization Training Project

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    Phillip Chrismon; Jason Dollarhide

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The DOE Weatherization Training Project's goal is to obtain a solid foundation of administrative and technical knowledge so the Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) can establish and implement a successful Weatherization Program by 2011. The DOE weatherization Training Project's two objectives are to (1) build PHA's capabilities by (2) developing its staff members capacities via the acquisition of weatherization skills and competencies. The impacts from this project include: (a) the improvement and expansion of PHA staff skills, (b) the overall enhancement of the quality of the PHA workforce, which will (c) foster employment, (d) the ability to properly weatherize PHA housing stock, tribal buildings, and tribal members houses, which will (e) result in reduced energy use, and (f) improved tribal and household economies.

  14. Species Loss and Aboveground Carbon Storage in a Tropical Forest

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    Bunker, Daniel E.

    of tropical tree species on carbon storage by simulating 18 possible extinction scenarios within a well-studied 50-hectare tropical forest plot in Panama, which contains 227 tree species. Among extinction as well as the size and longevity of tropical trees. Instead, we simulated species extinctions

  15. Investigating Tropical Deforestation Using Two-Stage Spatially Misaligned

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    Silander Jr., John A.

    Investigating Tropical Deforestation Using Two-Stage Spatially Misaligned Regression Models Deepak Deforestation in the tropics has been a major concern in conservationscience for more than 20 years. Estimates of tropical deforestation over the past few decades have shown an alarming accelerationin forest lost. Concern

  16. ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS Model of tropical forest structure and dynamics

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS Model of tropical forest structure and dynamics There is a need canopy structure and partitions dynamic rates for a tropical forest on Barro Colorado Island (BCI structure and partitions dynamic rates in a tropical forest. In Review. Journal of Ecology. #12;PPA model

  17. Multigrid methods for improving the variational data assimilation in numerical weather prediction

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    Kwak, Do Young

    conditions are needed to solve numerical weather prediction models: initial condition and boundary conditionMultigrid methods for improving the variational data assimilation in numerical weather prediction: numerical weather prediction, variational data assimilation, minimization procedure, multigrid methods, cell

  18. Human-centered systems analysis of aircraft separation from adverse weather

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    Vigeant-Langlois, Laurence, 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Adverse weather significantly impacts the safety and efficiency of flight operations. Weather information plays a key role in mitigating the impact of adverse weather on flight operations by supporting air transportation ...

  19. Alien plant invasions in tropical and sub-tropical savannas: patterns, processes and prospects

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    Foxcroft, Llewellyn C.; Richardson, David M.; Rejmánek, Marcel; Pyšek, Petr

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tanzania Species Family Alien plant invasions in savannasLo pez-Olmedo et al. 2007). Alien plant invasions in Africanspecies of naturalised alien plants for tropical savannas in

  20. Climate Science: Tropical Expansion by Ocean Swing

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    Lu, Jian

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The tropical belt has become wider over the past decades, but climate models fall short of capturing the full rate of the expansion. The latest analysis of the climate simulations suggests that a long-term swing of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation is the main missing cause.

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - air pollution weather Sample Search Results

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

    weather Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air pollution weather Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Geology, Society and the Environmental...

  2. Weatherized Homes Saving Money for Families Across the U.S.

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    750 thousand homes have been weatherized over the past three years through the Department's Weatherization Assistance Program, saving families $400 a year on their heating and cooling bills.

  3. Progress report of the National Weatherization Assistance Program

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    Berry, L.G.; Brown, M.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Kinney, L.F. [Synertech Systems Corp. (United States)

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Weatherization Evaluation of the 1989 Program Year and the Metaevaluation of 1996 are described in two ways in this summary document. The text pages summarize the results of the two evaluations conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The photographs and explanations illustrate weatherization operations and tactics. An overview and history of the program is provided, followed by the scope of weatherization, metaevaluation methods and results for 1996, national evaluation methods and results for 1989, response to evaluation findings, remaining opportunities, and next steps. Conclusions and significant findings are then given.

  4. Evolution of porosity and geochemistry in Marcellus Formation black shale during weathering

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    Jin, Lixin [University of Texas at El Paso] [University of Texas at El Paso; Ryan, Mathur [Juniata College, Huntingdon] [Juniata College, Huntingdon; Rother, Gernot [ORNL] [ORNL; Cole, David [Ohio State University] [Ohio State University; Bazilevskaya, Ekaterina [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA] [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Williams, Jennifer [Pennsylvania State University] [Pennsylvania State University; Alex, Carone [Pennsylvania State University] [Pennsylvania State University; Brantley, S. L. [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA] [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soils developed on the Oatka Creek member of the Marcellus Formation in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania were analyzed to understand the evolution of black shale matrix porosity and the associated changes in elemental and mineralogical composition during infiltration of water into organic-rich shale. Making the reasonable assumption that soil erosion rates are the same as those measured in a nearby location on a less organic-rich shale, we suggest that soil production rates have on average been faster for this black shale compared to the gray shale in similar climate settings. This difference is attributed to differences in composition: both shales are dominantly quartz, illite, and chlorite, but the Oatka Creek member at this location has more organic matter (1.25 wt.% organic carbon in rock fragments recovered from the bottom of the auger cores and nearby outcrops) and accessory pyrite. During weathering, the extremely low-porosity bedrock slowly disaggregates into shale chips with intergranular pores and fractures. Some of these pores are eitherfilled with organic matter or air-filled but remain unconnected, and thus inaccessible to water. Based on weathering bedrock/soil profiles, disintegration is initiated with oxidation of pyrite and organic matter, which increases the overall porosity and most importantly allows water penetration. Water infiltration exposes fresh surface area and thus promotes dissolution of plagioclase and clays. As these dissolution reactions proceed, the porosity in the deepest shale chips recovered from the soil decrease from 9 to 7% while kaolinite and Fe oxyhydroxides precipitate. Eventually, near the land surface, mineral precipitation is outcompeted by dissolution or particle loss of illite and chlorite and porosity in shale chips increases to 20%. As imaged by computed tomographic analysis, weathering causes i) greater porosity, ii) greater average length of connected pores, and iii) a more branched pore network compared to the unweathered sample. This work highlights the impact of shale water O2interactions in near-surface environments: (1) black shale weathering is important for global carbon cycles as previously buried organic matter is quickly oxidized; and (2) black shales weather more quickly than less organic- and sulfide-rich shales, leading to high porosity and mineral surface areas exposed for clay weathering. The fast rates of shale gas exploitation that are ongoing in Pennsylvania, Texas and other regions in the United States may furthermore lead to release of metals to the environment if reactions between water and black shale are accelerated by gas development activities in the subsurface just as they are by low-temperature processes in ourfield study.

  5. Evolution of porosity and geochemistry in Marcellus Formation black shale during weathering

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    Jin, Lixin [ORNL; Mathur, Ryan [Juniata College, Huntingdon; Rother, Gernot [ORNL; Cole, David [Ohio State University; Bazilevskaya, Ekaterina [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Williams, Jennifer [Pennsylvania State University; Carone, Alex [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Brantley, Susan L [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soils developed on the Oatka Creek member of the Marcellus Formation in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania were analyzed to understand the evolution of black shale matrix porosity and the associated changes in elemental and mineralogical composition during infiltration of water into organic-rich shale. Making the reasonable assumption that soil erosion rates are the same as those measured in a nearby location on a less organic-rich shale, we suggest that soil production rates have on average been faster for this black shale compared to the gray shale in similar climate settings. This difference is attributed to differences in composition: both shales are dominantly quartz, illite, and chlorite, but the Oatka Creek member at this location has more organic matter (1.25 wt% organic carbon in rock fragments recovered from the bottom of the auger cores and nearby outcrops) and accessory pyrite. During weathering, the extremely low-porosity bedrock slowly disaggregates into shale chips with intergranular pores and fractures. Some of these pores are either filled with organic matter or air-filled but remain unconnected, and thus inaccessible to water. Based on weathering bedrock/soil profiles, disintegration is initiated with oxidation of pyrite and organic matter, which increases the overall porosity and most importantly allows water penetration. Water infiltration exposes fresh surface area and thus promotes dissolution of plagioclase and clays. As these dissolution reactions proceed, the porosity in the deepest shale chips recovered from the soil decrease from 9 to 7 % while kaolinite and Fe oxyhydroxides precipitate. Eventually, near the land surface, mineral precipitation is outcompeted by dissolution or particle loss of illite and chlorite and porosity in shale chips increases to 20%. As imaged by computed tomographic analysis, weathering causes i) greater porosity, ii) greater average length of connected pores, and iii) a more branched pore network compared to the unweathered sample. This work highlights the impact of shale-water-O2 interactions in near-surface environments: (1) black shale weathering is important for global carbon cycles as previously buried organic matter is quickly oxidized; and (2) black shales weather more quickly than less organic- and sulfide-rich shales, leading to high porosity and mineral surface areas exposed for clay weathering. The fast rates of shale gas exploitation that are ongoing in Pennsylvania, Texas and other regions in the United States may furthermore lead to release of metals to the environment if reactions between water and black shale are accelerated by gas development activities in the subsurface just as they are by low-temperature processes in our field study.

  6. Community-Based Social Marketing for Weatherization Programs

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    A webinar by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Project Manager Amy Hollander on how to create a weatherization program that fosters sustainable behaviors in a community for saving energy.

  7. Haywood EMC- Residential Heat Pump and Weatherization Loan Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Haywood EMC offers a low interest loan to their residential customers to finance the purchase of an energy efficient heat pump and certain weatherization measures. The current interest rate is 5%...

  8. Ringing in the rain : an agent based weather warning system

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    Chang, Chao-Chi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    People's daily lives are impacted by lots of dynamic environmental information, such as weather and traffic. Though most of this information is available on the Internet, there is no easy way for someone to access it while ...

  9. WxTV Broadcasts Weatherization Training | Department of Energy

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    Training Center, Mike Vogel knows that the field of weatherization is changing. That's why after 20 years of training workers, the center now offers a program that is not...

  10. Lane Electric Cooperative- Residential and Commercial Weatherization Grant Program

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    Lane Electric Cooperative offers energy efficient Weatherization Grant Programs to Lane Electric residential and commercial members: a residential cash grant for 25% of measure costs up to $1,000,...

  11. Development of an omni-directional weather-monitoring anemometer

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    Ramakrishnan, Vijay

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents the design, fabrication, calibration and testing of a pressure-based three-component anemometer capable of measuring accurate wind speeds in extreme weather conditions. The groundwork, at the outset, covers the development of a 12...

  12. Weather Research and Forecasting Model 2.2 Documentation

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    Sadjadi, S. Masoud

    ................................................................................................. 20 3.1.2 Integrate's Flow of ControlWeather Research and Forecasting Model 2.2 Documentation: A Step-by-step guide of a Model Run .......................................................................................................................... 19 3.1 The Integrate Subroutine

  13. Unemployed Engineer Finds New Career in Weatherization | Department...

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    in Weatherization October 27, 2010 - 10:46am Addthis Kevin Craft Bob Kos worked as a mechanical engineer for 20 years. But a slow economic climate and scarcity of quality jobs had...

  14. Obama Administration Delivers More than $63 Million for Weatherization...

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    Under the Recovery Act, the states may spend up to 20 percent of the funds to hire and train workers. DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program will be available to families making...

  15. Keys to success: Ten case studies of effective weatherization programs

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    Brown, M.A.; Berry, L.G.; Kolb, J.O.; White, D.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Kinney, L.F.; Wilson, T. [Synertech Systems Corp., Syracuse, NY (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1990, DOE initiated a nationwide evaluation of its Weatherization Program, with assistance from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an advisory group of 40 weatherization professionals, program managers, and researchers. The evaluation is comprised of three impact studies covering the Program`s major market segments: Single-family homes, mobile homes, and dwellings in small (2 to 4-unit) multifamily buildings (the Single-Family Study), Single-family homes heated primarily with fuel oil (the Fuel-Oil Study), and Dwellings in buildings with five or more units (the Multifamily Study). The Single-Family Study, the subject of this report, is a critical part of this coordinated evaluation effort. Its focus on single-family dwellings, mobile homes, and dwellings in small multifamily buildings covers 83% of the income-eligible population and 96% of the dwellings weatherized during Program Year 1989. The first phase of the Single-Family Study involved the analysis of a massive data base of information collected from 368 local weatherization agencies and 543 electric and gas utilities. This analysis resulted in energy-saving and cost-effectiveness estimates for the Weatherization Program and the identification of a set of ten high-performing agencies located throughout the country. The second phase, which is the subject of this report, involves a ``process`` evaluation of these ten high performers, aimed at identifying those weatherization practices that explain their documented success.

  16. MLWFA: A Multilingual Weather Forecast Text Generation Tianfang YAO Dongmo ZHANG Qian WANG

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    Wu, Dekai

    MLWFA: A Multilingual Weather Forecast Text Generation System1 Tianfang YAO Dongmo ZHANG Qian WANG generation; Weather forecast generation system Abstract In this demonstration, we present a system for multilingual text generation in the weather forecast domain. Multilingual Weather Forecast Assistant (MLWFA

  17. EVALUATION OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION IN MODELING CLOUD-RADIATION INTERACTIONS OVER THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS

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    Johnson, Peter D.

    EVALUATION OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION IN MODELING CLOUD- RADIATION INTERACTIONS OVER.bnl.gov ABSTRACT Numerical weather prediction (NWP) is the basis for present-day weather forecasts, and NWP for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the US North American Model, and the US Global Forecast System. Attempts

  18. Plant and microbial controls on nitrogen retention and loss in a Humid Tropical Forest

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    Templer, P.; Silver, W.; Pett-Ridge, J.; DeAngelis, K.M.; Firestone, M.K.

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Humid tropical forests are generally characterized by the lack of nitrogen (N) limitation to net primary productivity, yet paradoxically have high potential for N loss. We conducted an intensive field experiment with {sup 15}NH{sub 4} and {sup 15}NO{sub 3} additions to highly weathered tropical forest soils to determine the relative importance of N retention and loss mechanisms. Over half of all the NH{sub 4}{sup +} produced from gross mineralization was rapidly converted to NO{sub 3}{sup -} during the process of gross nitrification. During the first 24 h plant roots took up 28 % of the N mineralized, dominantly as NH{sub 4}{sup +}, and were a greater sink for N than soil microbial biomass. Soil microbes were not a significant sink for added {sup 15}NH{sub 4}{sup +} or {sup 15}NO{sub 3}{sup -} during the first 24 hr, and only for {sup 15}NH{sub 4}{sup +} after 7 d. Patterns of microbial community composition, as determined by Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism analysis, were weakly, but significantly correlated with nitrification and denitrification to N{sub 2}O. Rates of dissimilatory NO{sub 3}{sup -} reduction to NH{sub 4}{sup +} (DNRA) were high in this forest, accounting for up to 25 % of gross mineralization and 35 % of gross nitrification. DNRA was a major sink for NO{sub 3}{sup -} which may have contributed to the lower rates of N{sub 2}O and leaching losses. Despite considerable N conservation via DNRA and plant NH{sub 4}{sup +} uptake, the fate of approximately 45% of the NO{sub 3}{sup -} produced and 22% of the NH{sub 4}{sup +} produced were not measured in our fluxes, suggesting that other important pathways for N retention and loss (e.g., denitrification to N{sub 2}) are important in this system. The high proportion of mineralized N that was rapidly nitrified and the fates of that NO{sub 3}{sup -} highlight the key role of gross nitrification as a proximate control on N retention and loss in humid tropical forest soils. Furthermore, our results demonstrate the importance of the coupling between DNRA and plant uptake of NH{sub 4}{sup +} as a potential N conserving mechanism within tropical forests.

  19. 10.1177/0270467604273366BULLETIN OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY / February 2005Byrne, Glover / ELLUL AND THE WEATHER Ellul and the Weather

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    Delaware, University of

    10.1177/0270467604273366BULLETIN OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY / February 2005Byrne, Glover / ELLUL AND THE WEATHER Ellul and the Weather John Byrne Leigh Glover Center for Energy and Environmental

  20. Site characterization summary report for dry weather surface water sampling upper East Fork Poplar Creek characterization area Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    NONE

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes activities associated with conducting dry weather surface water sampling of Upper East Fork Poplar Creek (UEFPC) at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This activity is a portion of the work to be performed at UEFPC Operable Unit (OU) 1 [now known as the UEFPC Characterization Area (CA)], as described in the RCRA Facility Investigation Plan for Group 4 at the Oak- Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and in the Response to Comments and Recommendations on RCRA Facility Investigation Plan for Group 4 at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Volume 1, Operable Unit 1. Because these documents contained sensitive information, they were labeled as unclassified controlled nuclear information and as such are not readily available for public review. To address this issue the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published an unclassified, nonsensitive version of the initial plan, text and appendixes, of this Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI) Plan in early 1994. These documents describe a program for collecting four rounds of wet weather and dry weather surface water samples and one round of sediment samples from UEFPC. They provide the strategy for the overall sample collection program including dry weather sampling, wet weather sampling, and sediment sampling. Figure 1.1 is a schematic flowchart of the overall sampling strategy and other associated activities. A Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPJP) was prepared to specifically address four rounds of dry weather surface water sampling and one round of sediment sampling. For a variety of reasons, sediment sampling has not been conducted and has been deferred to the UEFPC CA Remedial Investigation (RI), as has wet weather sampling.

  1. Clarence Strait Tidal Energy Project, Tenax Energy Tropical Tidal...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Test Centre, Jump to: navigation, search 1 Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleClarenceStraitTidalEnergyProject,TenaxEnergyTropicalTidalTestCentre,&o...

  2. TROPICAL DEFORESTATION MODELLING: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT PREDICTIVE APPROACHES.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TROPICAL DEFORESTATION MODELLING: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT PREDICTIVE APPROACHES-time discretisation; Remote Sensing; Neural Networks; Markov Chains; MCE; Dinamica; Risk management; Deforestation

  3. Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate...

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    Case Study in Cambodia Jump to: navigation, search Name Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Agency...

  4. australian tropical savannas: Topics by E-print Network

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    results in warmer and drier climate of tropical savannas increases temperatures and wind speeds and decreases precipitation and relative humidity Jackson, Robert B. 2...

  5. Insights into the historical construction of species-rich Mesoamerican seasonally dry tropical forests: the diversification

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    Olson, Mark

    Insights into the historical construction of species-rich Mesoamerican seasonally dry tropical, Mesoamerica, niche conservatism, seasonally dry tropical forests. Summary · Mesoamerican arid biomes epitomize the vast species richness of Meso- american seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTFs), and to evaluate

  6. Carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation in Panama

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    Potvin, Catherine

    Carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation in Panama S E B) to estimate the carbon sequestration potential of tropical pasture compared with afforestation; and (3 show the potential for considerable carbon sequestration of tropical afforestation and highlight

  7. The Dynamics of Deterministic Chaos in Numerical Weather Prediction Models

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    A. Mary Selvam

    2003-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Atmospheric weather systems are coherent structures consisting of discrete cloud cells forming patterns of rows/streets, mesoscale clusters and spiral bands which maintain their identity for the duration of their appreciable life times in the turbulent shear flow of the planetary Atmospheric Boundary Layer. The existence of coherent structures (seemingly systematic motion) in turbulent flows has been well established during the last 20 years of research in turbulence. Numerical weather prediction models based on the inherently non-linear Navier-Stokes equations do not give realistic forecasts because of the following inherent limitations: (1) the non-linear governing equations for atmospheric flows do not have exact analytic solutions and being sensitive to initial conditions give chaotic solutions characteristic of deterministic chaos (2) the governing equations do not incorporate the dynamical interactions and co-existence of the complete spectrum of turbulent fluctuations which form an integral part of the large coherent weather systems (3) limitations of available computer capacity necessitates severe truncation of the governing equations, thereby generating errors of approximations (4) the computer precision related roundoff errors magnify the earlier mentioned uncertainties exponentially with time and the model predictions become unrealistic. The accurate modelling of weather phenomena therefore requires alternative concepts and computational techniques. In this paper a universal theory of deterministic chaos applicable to the formation of coherent weather structures in the ABL is presented.

  8. Tropical Environments, Human Activities, and the Transmission of Infectious Diseases

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    Gottgens, Hans

    of water sources. The transmission of cholera, a water-borne disease, is related to sanitation practices decades as a consequence of large-scale agricultural development projects that have shifted the nature and quantity of water sources and potential mosquito breeding sites. Dracunculiasis is transmitted by a small

  9. Tropical Pacific nutrient dynamics in the modern and pleistocene ocean : insights from the nitrogen isotope system

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    Rafter, Patrick Anthony

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    eastern tropical North Pacific Ocean, Mar. Chem. , 3, 271–eastern tropical South Pacific Ocean, Mar. Chem. , 16, 277–and N 2 fixation in the Pacific Ocean, Global Biogeochem.

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - ambiente tropical um Sample Search Results

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

    Summary: and composition of fruit-feeding butterflies in tropical plantation forests. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI... for biodiversity conservation in the tropics. Tree...

  11. Technical Report of Accomplishments of the Weatherization Leveraging Partnership Project

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    Economic Opportunity Studies

    2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Weatherization Leveraging Partnership Project was established to provide three types of technical assistance support to W.A.P. network organizations seeking to achieve the Weatherization Plus goal of expanding their non-federal resources. It provided: (1) Analysis that profiled W.A.P.-eligible household energy characteristics and finances for all in determining efficiency investment targets and goals; (2) Detailed information on leveraged partnerships linked from many sources and created a website with finding aids to meet the needs the network identified. There are five major market segments with related, but different, technical assistance needs; (3) Direct, sustained assistance in preparing strategies, analyses, and communications for a limited set of local network initiatives that were in early stages of initiating or changing their resource expansion strategies. The Project identified trends in the challenges that weatherizers initiatives encountered; it designed materials and tools, including the dynamic www.weatherizationplus.org website, to meet the continuing and the emerging needs.

  12. The iron nutrition of tropical foliage plants

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    Lang, Harvey Joe

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    extraction of Fe from fresh leaves proved to be a good indicator of the Fe status of plants. It consistently gave higher correlations with chlorophyll concentration than other methods tested. Conversely, total Fe analysis on dried leaves did not always... resolve the correct Fe status of the plant. The studies also suggested that P and the ratio of P/0. 1 N HC1-Fe may be important parameters in the diagnosis of Fe status. In a screening of 11 tropical foliage plants, Ficus benj ami ha and Nephroiepi...

  13. ARM - Lesson Plans: Tropical Western Pacific

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc Documentation RUC : XDCResearch Related InformationAcid RainThe Pacific and El NiñoTropical

  14. Tropical Cloud Life Cycle and Overlap Structure

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism in Layered NbS2TopoPortalBRDF Effects inHeterogeneous andTropical

  15. Chapter Number1 Biomass Prediction in Tropical Forests:2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Chapter Number1 Biomass Prediction in Tropical Forests:2 The Canopy Grain Approach3 Christophe France9 1. Introduction10 The challenging task of biomass prediction in dense and heterogeneous tropical different forest structures may indeed present similar above ground biomass (AGB) values.13 This is probably

  16. The Maslov dequantization, idempotent and tropical mathematics: A brief introduction

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    G. L. Litvinov

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is a brief introduction to idempotent and tropical mathematics. Tropical mathematics can be treated as a result of the so-called Maslov dequantization of the traditional mathematics over numerical fields as the Planck constant $\\hbar$ tends to zero taking imaginary values.

  17. Proximate Population Factors and Deforestation in Tropical Agricultural Frontiers

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    Proximate Population Factors and Deforestation in Tropical Agricultural Frontiers David L. Carr are significantly associated at the global and regional scales, evidence for population links to deforestation of thought on population­environment theories relevant to deforestation in tropical agricultural frontiers

  18. Carbon accumulation of tropical peatlands over millennia: a modeling approach

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    in the global carbon cycle by storing about 40­90 Gt C in peat. Over the past several decades, tropical with lowering the water table and peat burning, releasing large amounts of carbon stored in peat the Holocene Peat Model (HPM), which has been successfully applied to northern temperate peatlands. Tropical

  19. Climate change and tropical biodiversity: a new focus

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    Wisenden, Brian D.

    Climate change and tropical biodiversity: a new focus Jedediah Brodie1 , Eric Post2 and William F, Australia Considerable efforts are focused on the consequences of climate change for tropical rainforests climatic changes and human land use) remain understudied. Key concerns are that aridification could

  20. TROPICAL CYCLONE RESEARCH REPORT TCRR 2: 131 (2013)

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    Smith, Roger K.

    circulation (e.g., Marks and Shay 1998). There have been considerable advances in computer technology overTROPICAL CYCLONE RESEARCH REPORT TCRR 2: 1­31 (2013) Meteorological Institute Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich Paradigms for tropical cyclone intensification Michael T. Montgomerya 1 and Roger K

  1. Cyclone Center Using Crowdsourcing to Determine Tropical Cyclone Intensity

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    Hennon, Christopher C.

    Cyclone Center Using Crowdsourcing to Determine Tropical Cyclone Intensity Almost all tropical cyclones are not directly observed. Agency estimates of storm position and intensity are not homogeneous in time and space. Cyclone Center uses crowdsourcing to collect data that will lead to a consistent

  2. Hybrid coupled modeling of the tropical Pacific using neural networks

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    Hsieh, William

    Hybrid coupled modeling of the tropical Pacific using neural networks Shuyong Li, William W. Hsieh To investigate the potential for improving hybrid coupled models (HCM) of the tropical Pacific by the use: dynamical coupled models, statistical models and hybrid coupled models [Barnston et al., 1994]. A hybrid

  3. Attic or Roof? An Evaluation of Two Advanced Weatherization Packages

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    Neuhauser, K.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project examines implementation of advanced retrofit measures in the context of a large-scale weatherization program and the archetypal Chicago brick bungalow. One strategy applies best practice air sealing methods and a standard insulation method to the attic floor. The other strategy creates an unvented roof assembly using materials and methods typically available to weatherization contractors. Through implementations of the retrofit strategies in a total of eight (8) test homes, the research found that the two different strategies achieve similar reductions in air leakage measurement (55%) and predicted energy performance (18%) relative to the pre-retrofit conditions.

  4. Weatherization and Intergovernmental FY 2016 Budget At-A-Glance

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomen Owned SmallOf The 2012NuclearBradleyBudget WaterWeatherization andWeatherization

  5. Improvement of weather analysis in isolated areas of the southern hemisphere by meteorological satellite information: a case study.

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    Alvarez, Jose? Angel

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    pressure Temperature Wind Upper-air circulation Fronts Cloudiness Cyclonic and anticyclonic activity. Weather patterns Summary of the status of available information Status of the Use of Information from Meteorological Satellites as Applied... del Fuego and South Patagonia, unpredictable most of the time except for the orographic effects, is due to the changes in the atmospheric circulation in the vicinity of the Drake Passage . Aircraft of Argentine and Chilean airlines operate...

  6. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2013

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    Hurricanes (MH) (2.0) 4 4 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (3.9) 9 9 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 165 165 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 175 175 PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3 percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2013

  7. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2011

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    Gray, William

    Hurricanes (MH) (2.3) 5 5 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (5.0) 10 10 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1) 165 160 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%) 180 175 PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2011 to be approximately 175 percent

  8. EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014

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    Gray, William

    Days (MHD) (3.9) 2 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103 to be about 65 percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) and Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2014 to be approximately 60 percent of their long-term averages

  9. Characterization of deep weathering and nanoporosity development in shale - a neutron study

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    Jin, Lixin [ORNL; Rother, Gernot [ORNL; Cole, David R [ORNL; Mildner, David [ORNL; Duffy, Christopher S [ORNL; Brantley, Susan L [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We used small-angle and ultra-small-angle neutron scattering (SANS/USANS) to characterize the evolution of nanoscale features in weathering Rose Hill shale within the Susquehanna/Shale Hills Observatory (SSHO). The SANS/USANS techniques, here referred to as neutron scattering (NS), characterize porosity comprised of features ranging from approximately 3 nm to several micrometers in dimension. NS was used to investigate shale chips sampled by gas-powered drilling ('saprock') or by hand-augering ('regolith') at ridgetop. At about 20 m depth, dissolution is inferred to have depleted the bedrock of ankerite and all the chips investigated with NS are from above the ankerite dissolution zone. NS documents that 5--6% of the total ankerite-free rock volume is comprised of isolated, intraparticle pores. At 5 m depth, an abrupt increase in porosity and surface area corresponds with onset of feldspar dissolution in the saprock and is attributed mainly to peri-glacial processes from 15 000 years ago. At tens of centimeters below the saprock-regolith interface, the porosity and surface area increase markedly as chlorite and illite begin to dissolve. These clay reactions contribute to the transformation of saprock to regolith. Throughout the regolith, intraparticle pores in chips connect to form larger interparticle pores and scattering changes from a mass fractal at depth to a surface fractal near the land surface. Pore geometry also changes from anisotropic at depth, perhaps related to pencil cleavage created in the rock by previous tectonic activity, to isotropic at the uppermost surface as clays weather. In the most weathered regolith, kaolinite and Fe-oxyhydroxides precipitate, blocking some connected pores. These precipitates, coupled with exposure of more quartz by clay weathering, contribute to the decreased mineral-pore interfacial area in the uppermost samples. These observations are consistent with conversion of bedrock to saprock to regolith at SSHO due to: (1) transport of reactants (e.g., water, O{sub 2}) into primary pores and fractures created by tectonic events and peri-glacial effects; (2) mineral-water reactions and particle loss that increase porosity and the access of water into the rock. From deep to shallow, mineral-water reactions may change from largely transport-limited where porosity was set largely by ancient tectonic activity to kinetic-limited where porosity is changing due to climate-driven processes.

  10. Numerical Prediction of High-Impact Local Weather: A

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    Xue, Ming

    Chapter 6 Numerical Prediction of High-Impact Local Weather: A Driver for Petascale Computing Ming winds, lightning, hurricanes and winter storms, cause hundreds of deaths and average annual economic of mitigating the impacts of such events on the economy and society is obvious, our ability to do so

  11. Linking Cesium and Strontium Uptake to Kaolinite Weathering in

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    Chorover, Jon

    Linking Cesium and Strontium Uptake to Kaolinite Weathering in Simulated Tank Waste Leachate J O N and Sr. Strontium sorption was nearly complete within 24 h for initial Sr concentrations (Sr0) e 10-3 to 2 Ă? 10-3 d-1 as Cs and Sr concentrations were increased from 10-5 to 10-3 M. Discrete strontium

  12. Potential for using weather and climate information to support

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    Stevenson, Paul

    . There is therefore need for effective and efficient flow of climate information from the climate scientists scale farmers practicing mixed farming #12;Mbeere Experience 17th March Workshop, Embu #12;MbeerePotential for using weather and climate information to support community resilience across

  13. Exploiting weather forecasts for sizing photovoltaic energy bids

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    Giannitrapani, Antonello

    1 Exploiting weather forecasts for sizing photovoltaic energy bids Antonio Giannitrapani, Simone for a photovoltaic (PV) power producer taking part into a competitive electricity market characterized by financial set from an Italian PV plant. Index Terms--Energy market, bidding strategy, photovoltaic power

  14. Characterizing the Weather Band Variability of the Texas Coastal Current

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    Zimmerle, Heather

    2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    the weather band frequencies (2-15 days). Currents with longer persistence are found to be relatively slow, generally below 10 cm s^(-1). Fast currents (> 50 cm s^(-1)) tend to be short-lived, typically lasting less than 72 hours. Maximum upcoast transport...

  15. Predicting Solar Generation from Weather Forecasts Using Machine Learning

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    Shenoy, Prashant

    of smart grid initiatives is significantly increasing the fraction of grid energy contributed by renewables existing forecast-based models. I. INTRODUCTION A key goal of smart grid efforts is to substantially-based prediction models built using seven distinct weather forecast metrics are 27% more accurate for our site than

  16. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Crack Response to Weather Effects, Blasting, and Construction

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    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Crack Response to Weather Effects, Blasting, and Construction Vibrations Acknowledgements iii Abstract iv List of Figures v List of Tables xi Chapter 1- Introduction 1 Chapter 2- Blast Vibration Response, Southbury, Connecticut 5 Structural Description Instrumentation Blast Response Crack

  17. NIH Child Care Programs Inclement Weather -Opening and Closure Procedures

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    Baker, Chris I.

    NIH Child Care Programs Inclement Weather - Opening and Closure Procedures The following procedures will be implemented as minimum standards to ensure that the NIH Child Care Programs are operating as normally, the NIH Child Care Programs hours of operation will be as follows: Announcement What Announcement Means

  18. Sweet potatoes are a warm-weather vegetable

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    Sweet potatoes are a warm- weather vegetable related to the morning glory family.Although Louisiana sweet potatoes are often referred to as yams, they truly are sweet potatoes. The Louisiana producers began calling the orange-fleshed sweet potatoes grown in Louisiana"yams" to distinguish them from

  19. Weather and Climate Laboratory METR 1014-910

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    Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

    of Sarkeys Energy Center. My job as your Teaching Assistant is to help you conceptualize the course materialSyllabus Weather and Climate Laboratory METR 1014-910 Fall 2012 Thursdays; 6:30-8:20; SEC P203 Laboratory Instructor: Austin Harris E-mail: a.harris@ou.edu Office hours: Thursday 5:30-6:30 or via

  20. Leveraging Weather Forecasts in Renewable Energy Navin Sharmaa,

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    Shenoy, Prashant

    Leveraging Weather Forecasts in Renewable Energy Systems Navin Sharmaa, , Jeremy Gummesonb , David, Binghamton, NY 13902 Abstract Systems that harvest environmental energy must carefully regulate their us- age to satisfy their demand. Regulating energy usage is challenging if a system's demands are not elastic, since

  1. Cloudy Computing: Leveraging Weather Forecasts in Energy Harvesting Sensor Systems

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    Shenoy, Prashant

    Cloudy Computing: Leveraging Weather Forecasts in Energy Harvesting Sensor Systems Navin Sharma,gummeson,irwin,shenoy}@cs.umass.edu Abstract--To sustain perpetual operation, systems that harvest environmental energy must carefully regulate their usage to satisfy their demand. Regulating energy usage is challenging if a system's demands

  2. Wet-Weather Pollution Prevention through Materials Substitution

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    Clark, Shirley E.

    1 Wet-Weather Pollution Prevention through Materials Substitution Shirley E. Clark, Ph.D., P the potential pollutant release from common building materials both when the materials are new and after aging often used to increase the operating range of asphalts and to prevent stripping of asphalt from binders

  3. WEATHER MODIFICATION BY CARBON DUST ABSORPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY

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    Gray, William

    WEATHER MODIFICATION BY CARBON DUST ABSORPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY by WM. M. GRAY, WM. M. FRANK, M OF SOLAR ENERGY by w. M. Gray, W. M. Frank, M. L. Corrin and C. A. Stokes Department of Atmospheric Science interception of solar energy. Growing population pressures and predicted future global food shortages dictate

  4. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE INFLUENCE OF WEATHER ON THE

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    Loon, E. Emiel van

    conditions (Bouten et al. 2003). This model will be used by experts as a decision support tool to reduceA COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE INFLUENCE OF WEATHER ON THE FLIGHT ALTITUDES OF BIRDS Meteorological/Bash/stats.html). The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has long acknowledged the risk of bird hazards to civil

  5. Improving Societal Outcomes of Extreme Weather in a

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    Neff, Jason

    of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases Adaptation: long-term or fundamental changes people make Despite hazard mitigation efforts and scientific and technological ad- vances, extreme weather events and ad- dressing local causes of harm through participatory, community-based efforts formulated within

  6. -A Science Service Feature WHY 'J!lB WEATHER

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    University. BAROIVIETERUP. THERhOLETER CON" tltihen the barometer goes up the thermometer goes do-d and vice versa, is a Pretty fair rule fox wintar and early spring weather, and thermometer curves i m , , such as nyzY be repeated by anyone with an outdoor thermometer and an ordinary aneroid

  7. Weather Factors and Performance of Network Utilities: A Methodology and Application to Electricity Distribution

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    Jamasb, Tooraj; Orea, Luis; Pollitt, Michael G.

    Incentive regulation and efficiency analysis of network utilities often need to take the effect of important external factors, such as the weather conditions, into account. This paper presents a method for estimating the effect of weather conditions...

  8. WIPP Field Practices: The Weatherization Client File: Accountability and Best Practices Webinar (text version)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    It is about the client file, but more so it's about the large impact it has on the weatherized unit and how it can be used to track and complete a quality weatherized house.

  9. Minerva, 4(2): 201-205 CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT WEATHERING EXPOSURE AND UV... 201

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    WEATHERING EXPOSURE AND UV DEGRADATION OF POLYMERIC GEOMEMBRANES Paulo CĂ©sar Lodi Department of Civil. UV degradation (photodegradation) is induced by irradiation with UV or visible light words: weathering exposure, UV degradation. Introduction All polymers are susceptible to degradation

  10. Applications of Copulas to Analysis of Efficiency of Weather Derivatives as Primary Crop Insurance Instruments

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    Filonov, Vitaly

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    (2004), although certain methodological improvements covering issues of appropriate weather variables selection, simulation of joint weather/yield distribution, and measurement of risk reducing efficiency of proposed contracts, will be introduced...

  11. Mountain Weather Research and Forecasting Chapter 12: Bridging the Gap between Operations and Research to

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    Steenburgh, Jim

    and Research to Improve Weather Prediction in Mountainous Regions W. James Steenburgh Department of Atmospheric tools, and numerical models, and inhibits researchers from fully evaluating weaknesses in current integrated collaboration to address critical challenges for weather prediction in mountainous regions

  12. So Much to Discover in Ohio: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Ohio demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  13. Georgia Champions Energy Efficiency Savings: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Georgia demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  14. Promoting Independence in Rhode Island: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Rhode Island demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  15. Launching an Energy-Efficient Future in Alabama: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Alabama demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  16. A Living History of Energy Efficiency in Virginia: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Virginia demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  17. Oklahoma Orchestrates Energy Efficiency Solutions: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Oklahoma demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  18. Energy Savings Take Flight in North Carolina: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    North Carolina demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  19. Racing Towards Energy Efficiency in Indiana: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Indiana demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  20. Basket of Energy Benefits for Iowa: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Iowa demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  1. A Geyser of Energy Savings in Idaho: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Idaho demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  2. Harnessing Energy Savings in Tennessee: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Tennessee demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  3. Nebraska Cultivates Energy Efficiency Savings: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Nebraska demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  4. Oregon Blazes the Trail to Energy Efficiency: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Oregon demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  5. A Program Full of Bright Ideas for Kentucky: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Kentucky demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  6. Pennsylvania Sparks an Energy Efficiency Revolution: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Pennsylvania demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  7. Dazzling Minnesota with Energy Efficiency Savings: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Minnesota demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  8. West Virginia Advances Energy Efficiency: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    West Virginia demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  9. A Foundation of Energy Efficiency in South Carolina: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    South Carolina demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  10. On the Wavelength of the Rossby Waves Radiated by Tropical Cyclones KYLE D. KROUSE

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    Sobel, Adam

    of tropical cyclones; the theory then predicts the zonal separation distance of such tropical cyclone pairsOn the Wavelength of the Rossby Waves Radiated by Tropical Cyclones KYLE D. KROUSE Department cyclone (TC). In some cases, such disturbances undergo tropical cyclogenesis, resulting in a pair

  11. September 10, 2007 Annotated Bibliography of Urban Wet Weather Flow Literature from 1996

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    Agency Wet-Weather Flow Program Urban Watershed Management Branch Water Supply & Water Resources Division........................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Heavy metals

  12. Accelerated Weathering of High-Level and Plutonium-bearing Lanthanide...

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

    Lanthanide Borosilicate Waste Glasses under Hydraulically Unsaturated Accelerated Weathering of High-Level and Plutonium-bearing Lanthanide Borosilicate Waste...

  13. ASSESSING THE QUALITY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE FORECASTS

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    Katz, Richard

    INFORMATION SYSTEM · Forecast -- Conditional probability distribution for event Z = z indicates forecast tornado #12;(1.2) FRAMEWORK · Joint Distribution of Observations & Forecasts Observed Weather = Forecast probability p (e.g., induced by Z) · Reliability Diagram Observed weather: = 1 (Adverse weather occurs) = 0

  14. 24 More Years of Numerical Weather Prediction: A Model Performance Model

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    24 More Years of Numerical Weather Prediction: A Model Performance Model Gerard Cats May 26, 2008 Abstract For two formulations of currently usual numerical weather prediction models the evolution in such a model is much 1 #12;24 More Years of Numerical Weather Prediction Gerard Cats higher than in a sis

  15. Upper Air Wind Measurements by Weather Radar Iwan Holleman, Henk Benschop, and Jitze van der Meulen

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    or assimilated into numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. Un- der the assumption of a linear wind field background statistics of the weather radar wind profiles against the Hirlam NWP model are at least as good of the VVP wind profiles against the Hirlam NWP model demonstrate the high quality of weather radar wind

  16. SUMTIME-MOUSAM: Configurable Marine Weather Forecast Generator Somayajulu G. Sripada and Ehud Reiter

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    Reiter, Ehud

    Weathernews (UK) Ltd. Aberdeen iand@wni.com Abstract Numerical weather prediction (NWP) models produce time is done using guidance from Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models; time series data from the NWPSUMTIME-MOUSAM: Configurable Marine Weather Forecast Generator Somayajulu G. Sripada and Ehud

  17. VALIDATION OF RAIN RATE RETRIEVALS FROM SEVIRI USING WEATHER RADAR OBSERVATIONS

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    and for improving parameterization cloud processes in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models or assimilation in these models. Although operational networks of Weather Radars are expanding over Europe and the United StatesVALIDATION OF RAIN RATE RETRIEVALS FROM SEVIRI USING WEATHER RADAR OBSERVATIONS R. A. Roebeling

  18. Evaluating the ability of a numerical weather prediction model to forecast tracer concentrations during ETEX 2

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    Dacre, Helen

    Evaluating the ability of a numerical weather prediction model to forecast tracer concentrations an operational numerical weather prediction model to forecast air quality are also investigated. These potential a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model independently of the CTM. The NWP output is typically archived

  19. Temporal Changes in Wind as Objects for Evaluating Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction

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    Knievel, Jason Clark

    a method of evaluating numerical weather prediction models by comparing the characteristics of temporal for biases in features forecast by the model. 1. Introduction Verification of numerical weather predictionTemporal Changes in Wind as Objects for Evaluating Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction DARAN L

  20. HOW ACCURATE ARE WEATHER MODELS IN ASSISTING AVALANCHE FORECASTERS? M. Schirmer, B. Jamieson

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    Jamieson, Bruce

    and decision makers strongly rely on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models, for example on the forecasted on forecasted precipitation. KEYWORDS: Numerical weather prediction models, validation, precipitation 1. INTRODUCTION Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models are widely used by avalanche practitioners. Their de

  1. The Uncoordinated Giant: Why U.S. Weather Research and Prediction

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    Mass, Clifford F.

    1 The Uncoordinated Giant: Why U.S. Weather Research and Prediction Are Not Achieving.S. meteorological community has made significant strides in weather diagnosis and prediction, progress has been such problems in a number of areas, ranging from numerical weather prediction to forecast dissemination

  2. A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and

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    LBNL-6280E A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA 2 Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial

  3. Entropy Shows that Global Warming Should Cause Increased Variability in the Weather

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    John Michael Williams

    2001-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Elementary physical reasoning seems to leave it inevitable that global warming would increase the variability of the weather. The first two terms in an approximation to the global entropy are used to show that global warming has increased the free energy available to drive the weather, and that the variance of the weather should increase correspondingly.

  4. Notes and Discussion Vole Population Dynamics: Influence of Weather Extremes on Stoppage of

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    Oli, Madan K.

    Notes and Discussion Vole Population Dynamics: Influence of Weather Extremes on Stoppage of Population Growth ABSTRACT.--Effects of 74 episodes of extreme weather on stoppage of population growth of extreme weather may have stopped population growth of only six M. ochrogaster fluctuations and of two M

  5. Motivation Measurements EVA Results Issues/Future Work Weather and Climate Extremes: cape times shear

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    Gilleland, Eric

    Motivation Measurements EVA Results Issues/Future Work Weather and Climate Extremes: cape times Weather/Climate Extremes 1 / 19 c University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All rights reserved scales. E Gilleland Weather/Climate Extremes 2 / 19 c University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

  6. Building Blocks of Tropical Diabatic Heating

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    Hagos, Samson M.

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rotated EOF analyses are used to study the composition and variability of large-scale tropical diabatic heating profiles estimated from eight field campaigns. The results show that the profiles are composed of a pair of building blocks. These are the stratiform heating with peak heating near 400hpa and a cooling peak near 700hPa and convective heating with a heating maximum near 700hPa. Variations in the contributions of these building blocks account for the evolution of the large-scale heating profile. Instantaneous top (bottom) heavy large scale heating profiles associated with excess of stratiform (convective) heating evolve towards a stationary mean profile due to exponential decay of the excess stratiform (convective) heating.

  7. Tropical Cloud Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles

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    Mather, James

    We have generated a suite of products that includes merged soundings, cloud microphysics, and radiative fluxes and heating profiles. The cloud microphysics is strongly based on the ARM Microbase value added product (Miller et al., 2003). We have made a few changes to the microbase parameterizations to address issues we observed in our initial analysis of the tropical data. The merged sounding product is not directly related to the product developed by ARM but is similar in that it uses the microwave radiometer to scale the radiosonde column water vapor. The radiative fluxes also differ from the ARM BBHRP (Broadband Heating Rate Profile) product in terms of the radiative transfer model and the sampling interval.

  8. OCTOBER-NOVEMBER FORECAST FOR 2014 CARIBBEAN BASIN HURRICANE ACTIVITY

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    and hurricanes, but instead predicts both hurricane days and Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE). Typically, while) tropical cyclone (TC) activity. We have decided to issue this forecast, because Klotzbach (2011) has

  9. Lidar Investigation of Tropical Nocturnal Boundary Layer Aerosols and Cloud Macrophysics

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    Manoj, M. G.; Devara, PC S.; Taraphdar, Sourav

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observational evidence of two-way association between nocturnal boundary layer aerosols and cloud macrophysical properties under different meteorological conditions is reported in this paper. The study has been conducted during 2008-09 employing a high space-time resolution polarimetric micro-pulse lidar over a tropical urban station in India. Firstly, the study highlights the crucial role of boundary layer aerosols and background meteorology on the formation and structure of low-level stratiform clouds in the backdrop of different atmospheric stability conditions. Turbulent mixing induced by the wind shear at the station, which is associated with a complex terrain, is found to play a pivotal role in the formation and structural evolution of nocturnal boundary layer clouds. Secondly, it is shown that the trapping of energy in the form of outgoing terrestrial radiation by the overlying low-level clouds can enhance the aerosol mixing height associated with the nocturnal boundary layer. To substantiate this, the long-wave heating associated with cloud capping has been quantitatively estimated in an indirect way by employing an Advanced Research Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF-ARW) model version 2.2 developed by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Colorado, USA, and supplementary data sets; and differentiated against other heating mechanisms. The present investigation as well establishes the potential of lidar remote-sensing technique in exploring some of the intriguing aspects of the cloud-environment relationship.

  10. Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) 19982000 tropical ozone climatology

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    Thompson, Anne

    ozone record from Paramaribo, Surinam (6°N, 55°W) (also in SHADOZ) shows a marked contrast to southern tropical ozone because Surinam is often north of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). A more

  11. The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics

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    Burgess, Robin

    Tropical deforestation accounts for almost one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions and threatens the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Much of this deforestation is driven by illegal logging. We use novel satellite data that ...

  12. Commercial Building HVAC Energy Usage in Semi-Tropical Climates

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    Worbs, H. E.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of heating and cooling equipment in semi-tropical climates presents some design considerations and limitations not so prevalent in temperate climates. In some cases, the heating season may be non-existent for all practical purposes...

  13. american tropical cyclone: Topics by E-print Network

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

    24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 21 Cross-equatorial influences of a South American cold surge on the development of two eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones Texas A&M...

  14. african tropical forests: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Cory C. Cleveland1,4, and Alan R in tropical rain forests may be among the highest on earth. However, data supporting this contention are rare Cleveland, Cory 116 THE WEST...

  15. african tropical forest: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Cory C. Cleveland1,4, and Alan R in tropical rain forests may be among the highest on earth. However, data supporting this contention are rare Cleveland, Cory 116 THE WEST...

  16. Reduction of tropical land region precipitation variability via transpiration

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    Lee, Jung-Eun

    Tropical rainforests are known to exhibit low intraseasonal precipitation variability compared with oceanic areas with similar mean precipitation in observations and models. In the present study, the potential role of ...

  17. annual tropical cyclone: Topics by E-print Network

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

    SEASONAL AND MONTHLY FORECASTS Geosciences Websites Summary: 10 12.25 8 5.75 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.2) 130 170 170 150 148 100 68 Net Tropical't press us too hard on...

  18. Surface Fluxes and Tropical Intraseasonal Variability: a Reassessment

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA 2 Department whose essential features -- its existence, energetics, spatial and temporal scales -- remain so be fundamental similarities in their energetics. General circulation models (GCMs) simulate tropical

  19. WMO/CAS/WWW SIXTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on TROPICAL CYCLONES

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    to Human and Economic Losses Rapporteur: Roger A. Pielke, Jr. Center for Science and Technology Policy.2.3 Tropical cyclone case studies a) India b) Australia c) United States 5.2.4 Differing views of the role

  20. The use of composite radar photographs in synoptic weather analysis

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    Smith, G. D.

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 'Weather Su"eau radar ste- tions have been collecting radar observations. These observations were in the form of time lapse motion pictures of their' ppl scopes made during periods when precipitation echoes vere present. The photographic records thus... TEE MATERIALS USED AND TSE STORMS STUDIED The materials used in this study were (I) X6 xxu aud 33 xxx photosraphic records of ppl scopee at several staticuii; (I) a Seiiei of . hourly composite radar photodraphs of storms which occurred on 27 May...

  1. Borough of Weatherly, Pennsylvania (Utility Company) | Open Energy

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  2. Weatherization Assistance Program - The American Recovery and Reinvestment

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  3. Weatherization and Intergovernmental FY14 Budget At-a-Glance

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  4. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office Events | Department of

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  5. Weather forecast-based optimization of integrated energy systems.

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    Zavala, V. M.; Constantinescu, E. M.; Krause, T.; Anitescu, M.

    2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we establish an on-line optimization framework to exploit detailed weather forecast information in the operation of integrated energy systems, such as buildings and photovoltaic/wind hybrid systems. We first discuss how the use of traditional reactive operation strategies that neglect the future evolution of the ambient conditions can translate in high operating costs. To overcome this problem, we propose the use of a supervisory dynamic optimization strategy that can lead to more proactive and cost-effective operations. The strategy is based on the solution of a receding-horizon stochastic dynamic optimization problem. This permits the direct incorporation of economic objectives, statistical forecast information, and operational constraints. To obtain the weather forecast information, we employ a state-of-the-art forecasting model initialized with real meteorological data. The statistical ambient information is obtained from a set of realizations generated by the weather model executed in an operational setting. We present proof-of-concept simulation studies to demonstrate that the proposed framework can lead to significant savings (more than 18% reduction) in operating costs.

  6. Weather-based forecasts of California crop yields

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    Lobell, D B; Cahill, K N; Field, C B

    2005-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Crop yield forecasts provide useful information to a range of users. Yields for several crops in California are currently forecast based on field surveys and farmer interviews, while for many crops official forecasts do not exist. As broad-scale crop yields are largely dependent on weather, measurements from existing meteorological stations have the potential to provide a reliable, timely, and cost-effective means to anticipate crop yields. We developed weather-based models of state-wide yields for 12 major California crops (wine grapes, lettuce, almonds, strawberries, table grapes, hay, oranges, cotton, tomatoes, walnuts, avocados, and pistachios), and tested their accuracy using cross-validation over the 1980-2003 period. Many crops were forecast with high accuracy, as judged by the percent of yield variation explained by the forecast, the number of yields with correctly predicted direction of yield change, or the number of yields with correctly predicted extreme yields. The most successfully modeled crop was almonds, with 81% of yield variance captured by the forecast. Predictions for most crops relied on weather measurements well before harvest time, allowing for lead times that were longer than existing procedures in many cases.

  7. The Tropical Brown Alga Lobophora variegata (Lamouroux) Womersley: A Prospective Bioindicator for Ag Contamination in Tropical Coastal Waters

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Tropical Brown Alga Lobophora variegata (Lamouroux) Womersley: A Prospective Bioindicator determined in the brown alga Lobophora variegata, using radiotracer techniques. Results indicate that this widely distributed alga could be a useful bioindicator species for surveying silver contamination

  8. ASSIMILATION OF DOPPLER RADAR DATA INTO NUMERICAL WEATHER MODELS

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    Chiswell, S.; Buckley, R.

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    During the year 2008, the United States National Weather Service (NWS) completed an eight fold increase in sampling capability for weather radars to 250 m resolution. This increase is expected to improve warning lead times by detecting small scale features sooner with increased reliability; however, current NWS operational model domains utilize grid spacing an order of magnitude larger than the radar data resolution, and therefore the added resolution of radar data is not fully exploited. The assimilation of radar reflectivity and velocity data into high resolution numerical weather model forecasts where grid spacing is comparable to the radar data resolution was investigated under a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) 'quick hit' grant to determine the impact of improved data resolution on model predictions with specific initial proof of concept application to daily Savannah River Site operations and emergency response. Development of software to process NWS radar reflectivity and radial velocity data was undertaken for assimilation of observations into numerical models. Data values within the radar data volume undergo automated quality control (QC) analysis routines developed in support of this project to eliminate empty/missing data points, decrease anomalous propagation values, and determine error thresholds by utilizing the calculated variances among data values. The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) three dimensional variational data assimilation package (WRF-3DVAR) was used to incorporate the QC'ed radar data into input and boundary conditions. The lack of observational data in the vicinity of SRS available to NWS operational models signifies an important data void where radar observations can provide significant input. These observations greatly enhance the knowledge of storm structures and the environmental conditions which influence their development. As the increase in computational power and availability has made higher resolution real-time model simulations possible, the need to obtain observations to both initialize numerical models and verify their output has become increasingly important. The assimilation of high resolution radar observations therefore provides a vital component in the development and utility of numerical model forecasts for both weather forecasting and contaminant transport, including future opportunities to improve wet deposition computations explicitly.

  9. Integration of space weather into space situational awareness

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    Reeves, Geoffrey D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Rapid assessment of space weather effects on satellites is a critical step in anomaly resolution and satellite threat assessment. That step, however, is often hindered by a number of factors including timely collection and delivery of space weather data and the inherent com plexity of space weather information. As part of a larger, integrated space situational awareness program, Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed prototype operational space weather tools that run in real time and present operators with customized, user-specific information. The Dynamic Radiation Environment Assimilation Model (DREAM) focuses on the penetrating radiation environment from natural or nuclear-produced radiation belts. The penetrating radiation environment is highly dynamic and highly orbit-dependent. Operators often must rely only on line plots of 2 MeV electron flux from the NOAA geosynchronous GOES satellites which is then assumed to be representative of the environment at the satellite of interest. DREAM uses data assimilation to produce a global, real-time, energy dependent specification. User tools are built around a distributed service oriented architecture (SOA) which will allow operators to select any satellite from the space catalog and examine the environment for that specific satellite and time of interest. Depending on the application operators may need to examine instantaneous dose rates and/or dose accumulated over various lengths of time. Further, different energy thresholds can be selected depending on the shielding on the satellite or instrument of interest. In order to rapidly assess the probability that space weather was the cause of anomalous operations, the current conditions can be compared against the historical distribution of radiation levels for that orbit. In the simplest operation a user would select a satellite and time of interest and immediately see if the environmental conditions were typical, elevated, or extreme based on how often those conditions occur in that orbit. This allows users to rapidly rule in or out environmental causes of anomalies. The same user interface can also allow users to drill down for more detailed quantitative information. DREAM can be run either from a distributed web-based user interface or as a stand-alone application for secure operations. In this paper we discuss the underlying structure of the DREAM model and demonstrate the user interface that we have developed . We also present some prototype data products and user interfaces for DREAM and discuss how space environment information can be seamlessly integrated into operational SSA systems.

  10. An analysis of the data collection modes of a digital weather radar system with respect to significant severe weather features

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    Neyland, Michael Arthur

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Conclusions Recommendations Page 109 109 111 REFERENCES. APPENDIX A. APPENDIX B. 113 115 131 143 viii LIST OF TABLES Table Page WSR/TAM-2 Weather Radar Technical Characteristics. . . 20 Antenna Scan Rates (rpm... reduction techniques can be applied. The usual pracr. ice is to measure the returned power in terms of decibels with respect to a standard reference power level, normally 1 mw. Power levels are then expressed in units of dBm, either above (+) or below...

  11. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FORECAST OF ATLANTIC HURRICANE ACTIVITY FROM SEPTEMBER 1 SEPTEMBER 14, 2010

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    Gray, William

    with these two-week forecasts is the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index, which is defined to be all are not developing any new tropical cyclones after Earl and Fiona. We expect Earl to generate large amounts of ACE This is the second year that we have issued shorter-term forecasts of tropical cyclone (TC) activity starting

  12. SPACE WEATHER, VOL. 11, 529541, doi:10.1002/swe.20092, 2013 A survey of customers of space

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    Schrijver, Karel

    SPACE WEATHER, VOL. 11, 529­541, doi:10.1002/swe.20092, 2013 A survey of customers of space weather August 2013; published 24 September 2013. [1] We present an analysis of the users of space weather information based on 2783 responses to an online survey among subscribers of NOAA's Space Weather Prediction

  13. A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data

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    Hong, Tianzhen; Chang, Wen-Kuei; Lin, Hung-Wen

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Buildings consume more than one third of the world?s total primary energy. Weather plays a unique and significant role as it directly affects the thermal loads and thus energy performance of buildings. The traditional simulated energy performance using Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather data represents the building performance for a typical year, but not necessarily the average or typical long-term performance as buildings with different energy systems and designs respond differently to weather changes. Furthermore, the single-year TMY simulations do not provide a range of results that capture yearly variations due to changing weather, which is important for building energy management, and for performing risk assessments of energy efficiency investments. This paper employs large-scale building simulation (a total of 3162 runs) to study the weather impact on peak electricity demand and energy use with the 30-year (1980 to 2009) Actual Meteorological Year (AMY) weather data for three types of office buildings at two design efficiency levels, across all 17 ASHRAE climate zones. The simulated results using the AMY data are compared to those from the TMY3 data to determine and analyze the differences. Besides further demonstration, as done by other studies, that actual weather has a significant impact on both the peak electricity demand and energy use of buildings, the main findings from the current study include: 1) annual weather variation has a greater impact on the peak electricity demand than it does on energy use in buildings; 2) the simulated energy use using the TMY3 weather data is not necessarily representative of the average energy use over a long period, and the TMY3 results can be significantly higher or lower than those from the AMY data; 3) the weather impact is greater for buildings in colder climates than warmer climates; 4) the weather impact on the medium-sized office building was the greatest, followed by the large office and then the small office; and 5) simulated energy savings and peak demand reduction by energy conservation measures using the TMY3 weather data can be significantly underestimated or overestimated. It is crucial to run multi-decade simulations with AMY weather data to fully assess the impact of weather on the long-term performance of buildings, and to evaluate the energy savings potential of energy conservation measures for new and existing buildings from a life cycle perspective.

  14. SIMULATION-BASED WEATHER NORMALIZATION APPROACH TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF WEATHER ON ENERGY USE OF BUILDINGS IN THE U.S.

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    Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Srivastava, Viraj; Wang, Na

    2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Weather normalization is a crucial task in several applications related to building energy conservation such as retrofit measurements and energy rating. This paper documents preliminary results found from an effort to determine a set of weather adjustment coefficients that can be used to smooth out impacts of weather on energy use of buildings in 1020 weather location sites available in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commercial reference building models are adopted as hypothetical models with standard operations to deliver consistency in modeling. The correlation between building envelop design, HVAC system design and properties for different building types and the change in heating and cooling energy consumption caused by variations in weather is examined.

  15. Procedure for Packing Weather Files for DOE-2e

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    Kim, K. H.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.

    \\Programs\\Hourly_Missing_Filled_Calc.xlsx) for calculating the missing data. Weather Stations Names Alternative Stations for Gap Filling (1st Option) Alternative Stations for Gap Filling (2nd Option) ABI Abilene Regional Airport SJT San Angelo Mathis Field MA marillo International Airport LBB Lubbock....noaa.gov/CDO/cdo) Step 1. Click ?Country? Step 2. Select country and click ?Access Data Products? Step3. Select ?Surface Data, Hourly Global (Over 10,000 worldwide sites)?, and click ?Access Data Products? ESL-TR-10-09-03 Step4. Click ?I agree to these terms...

  16. Obama-Biden Administration Announces Nearly $30 Million in Weatherization

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  17. Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Success Stories | Department of Energy

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  18. New Weatherization Training Center Opens in Utah | Department of Energy

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  19. Fair-weather clouds hold dirty secret | EMSL

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  20. Weather and the Transport of Hazardous Materials | Department of Energy

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  1. U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Homes

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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 Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of EnergyofProject is on Track |Weatherized By State through 06/30/2010 (Calendar

  2. Microsoft PowerPoint - TWPICE Weather Overview.ppt

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  3. Weatherization Assistance Program - The American Recovery and Reinvestment

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  4. Appendix K - GPRA06 Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Documentation

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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 Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: Top Five EERE Blog Posts1-034C. Lawrence About Us- GPRA06 Weatherization and

  5. Geographic variation in vulnerability to climate warming in a tropical Caribbean lizard

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    Leal, Manuel S.

    Geographic variation in vulnerability to climate warming in a tropical Caribbean lizard Alex R temperatures (Tb) of the tropical Caribbean lizard Anolis cristatellus at nine sites representing two habitat

  6. Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Intensity to Ventilation in an Axisymmetric Model

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    Tang, Brian

    The sensitivity of tropical cyclone intensity to ventilation of cooler, drier air into the inner core is examined using an axisymmetric tropical cyclone model with parameterized ventilation. Sufficiently strong ventilation ...

  7. Tropical climate variability from the last glacial maximum to the present

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    Dahl, Kristina Ariel

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis evaluates the nature and magnitude of tropical climate variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present. The temporal variability of two specific tropical climate phenomena is examined. The first is the ...

  8. Vertical flux, ecology and dissolution of radiolaria in tropical oceans : implications for the silica cycle

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    Takahashi, Kozo

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiolarians which settle through the oceanic water column were recovered from three stations (western Tropical Atlantic-Station E, central Tropical Pacific-P1 and Panama Basin-PB) using PARFLUX sediment traps in moored ...

  9. GCM simulation of the tropical mixing barriers in the lower stratosphere

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    Hu, Yongyun

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the tropical easterly zonal flow and subtropical wave spectra. Wave spectrum analysis indicates that during the solstitial seasons there exists a zone in the tropics, which exactly matches the weak mixing zone, where there is relatively absence of westward...

  10. The rainfall over tropical South America generated by multiple scale processes.

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    Carrillo, Carlos Mauricio

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The rainfall regime over Central America and tropical South America is the most important hydro-meteorological event in the tropics after the Asian-Australian monsoon system. Therefore,… (more)

  11. Equilibrium Tropical Cyclone Size in an Idealized State of Axisymmetric Radiative–Convective Equilibrium*

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    Chavas, Daniel R.

    Tropical cyclone size remains an unsolved problem in tropical meteorology, yet size plays a significant role in modulating damage. This work employs the Bryan cloud model (CM1) to systematically explore the sensitivity of ...

  12. Climate regulation of humid tropical hydrology BHS 10th National Hydrology Symposium, Exeter, 2008

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    Chappell, Nick A

    might influence tropical water resources. Introduction The humid tropics can be defined as the global, Bangladesh, and most of South-east Asia (Fosberg et al., 1961). Its climate contains distinctive dynamics

  13. The Role of Mineralogy in Organic Matter Stabilization in Tropical Soils

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    The Role of Mineralogy in Organic Matter Stabilization in Tropical Soils Wipawan Thaymuang,1 Irb) and mineralogy. This study investigated the mineral properties and OM stabilization in 12 surface tropical soil

  14. Tropical cyclone motion and recurvature in TCM-90. Master's thesis

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    Fitzpatrick, M.E.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rawinsonde and satellite data collected during the Tropical Cyclone Motion (TCM90) experiment, which was conducted during the summer of 1990 in the Western North pacific, is used to examine tropical cyclone steering motion and recurvature. TCM-90 composite results are compared with those found in a composite study using twenty-one years (1957-77) of Western North Pacific rawinsonde data during the same August-September period and also for all months during this same 21-year period. Both data sets indicate that the composite deep-layer-mean (850-300 mb) winds 5-7 deg from the cyclone center provide an important component of the steering flow for tropical cyclones. However, despite the rawinsonde data enhancements of the TCM-90 experiment, data limitations prevented an accurate observation of steering flow conditions at individual time periods or for the average of only 5-10 time periods when composited together.

  15. Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 2.

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    Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Thornton, Michele M [ORNL; Mayer, Benjamin W [ORNL; Wilhelmi, Nate [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Wei, Yaxing [ORNL; Devarakonda, Ranjeet [ORNL; Cook, Robert B [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    More information: http://daymet.ornl.gov Presenter: Ranjeet Devarakonda Environmental Sciences Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data and Climatological Summaries provides gridded estimates of daily weather parameters for North America, including daily continuous surfaces of minimum and maximum temperature, precipitation occurrence and amount, humidity, shortwave radiation, snow water equivalent, and day length. The current data product (Version 2) covers the period January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2013 [1]. The prior product (Version 1) only covered from 1980-2008. Data are available on a daily time step at a 1-km x 1-km spatial resolution in Lambert Conformal Conic projection with a spatial extent that covers the conterminous United States, Mexico, and Southern Canada as meteorological station density allows. Daymet data can be downloaded from 1) the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) search and order tools (http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/cart/add2cart.pl?add=1219) or directly from the DAAC FTP site (http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/dsviewer.pl?ds_id=1219) and 2) the Single Pixel Tool [2] and THREDDS (Thematic Real-time Environmental Data Services) Data Server [3]. The Single Pixel Data Extraction Tool allows users to enter a single geographic point by latitude and longitude in decimal degrees. A routine is executed that translates the (lon, lat) coordinates into projected Daymet (x,y) coordinates. These coordinates are used to access the Daymet database of daily-interpolated surface weather variables. Daily data from the nearest 1 km x 1 km Daymet grid cell are extracted from the database and formatted as a table with one column for each Daymet variable and one row for each day. All daily data for selected years are returned as a single (long) table, formatted for display in the browser window. At the top of this table is a link to the same data in a simple comma-separated text format, suitable for import into a spreadsheet or other data analysis software. The Single Pixel Data Extraction Tool also provides the option to download multiple coordinates programmatically. A multiple extractor script is freely available to download at http://daymet.ornl.gov/files/daymet.zip. The ORNL DAAC s THREDDS data server (TDS) provides customized visualization and access to Daymet time series of North American mosaics. Users can subset and download Daymet data via a variety of community standards, including OPeNDAP, NetCDF Subset service, and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map/Coverage Service. The ORNL DAAC TDS also exposes Daymet metadata through its ncISO service to facilitate harvesting Daymet metadata records into 3rd party catalogs. References: [1] Thornton, P.E., M.M. Thornton, B.W. Mayer, N. Wilhelmi, Y. Wei, R. Devarakonda, and R.B. Cook. 2014. Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 2. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. [2] Devarakonda R., et al. 2012. Daymet: Single Pixel Data Extraction Tool. Available on-line [http://daymet.ornl.go/singlepixel.html]. [3] Wei Y., et al. 2014. Daymet: Thematic Real-time Environmental Data Services. Available on-line [http://daymet.ornl.gov/thredds_tiles.html].

  16. Tropical forest responses to increasing atmospheric CO2: current knowledge and opportunities for future research

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    their representation in Earth system models. Tropical forests play a significant role in the global carbon cycle

  17. Strontium and carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Llandovery (Early Silurian): Implications for tectonics and weathering

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    Saltzman, Matthew R.

    Strontium and carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Llandovery (Early Silurian): Implications online 2 June 2010 Keywords: Silurian Strontium isotopes Carbon isotopes Weathering K-bentonites A high

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated weathering tests Sample Search...

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    investigation of the influence of molecular structure on natural and accelerated UV degradation Summary: to natural and accelerated weather conditions. The degree of UV...

  19. Characterisation of polar unresolved complex mixtures in groundwater associated with weathered petroleum.

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    Lang, Dale Allan

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Polar unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs) associated with weathered petroleum in groundwater have received little attention in the literature. These compounds can be incorporated in analytical… (more)

  20. Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program: Program Overview and Philadelphia Project Highlight (Fact Sheet)

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    Case Study with WIPP program overview, information regarding eligibility, and successes from Pennsylvania's Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) that demonstrate innovative approaches that maximize the benefit of the program. The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently launched the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) to accelerate innovations in whole-house weatherization and advance DOE's goal of increasing the energy efficiency and health and safety of homes of low-income families. Since 2010, WIPP has helped weatherization service providers as well as new and nontraditional partners leverage non-federal financial resources to supplement federal grants, saving taxpayer money. WIPP complements the Weatherization Assistance program (WAP), which operates nation-wide, in U.S. territories and in three Native American tribes. 16 grantees are implementing weatherization innovation projects using experimental approaches to find new and better ways to weatherize homes. They are using approaches such as: (1) Financial tools - by understanding a diverse range of financing mechanisms, grantees can maximize the impact of the federal grant dollars while providing high-quality work and benefits to eligible low-income clients; (2) Green and healthy homes - in addition to helping families reduce their energy costs, grantees can protect their health and safety. Two WIPP projects (Connecticut and Maryland) will augment standard weatherization services with a comprehensive green and healthy homes approach; (3) New technologies and techniques - following the model of continuous improvement in weatherization, WIPP grantees will continue to use new and better technologies and techniques to improve the quality of work; (4) Residential energy behavior change - Two grantees are rigorously testing home energy monitors (HEMs) that display energy used in kilowatt-hours, allowing residents to monitor and reduce their energy use, and another is examining best-practices for mobile home energy efficiency; (5) Workforce development and volunteers - with a goal of creating a self-sustaining weatherization model that does not require future federal investment, three grantees are adapting business models successful in other sectors of the home performance business to perform weatherization work. Youthbuild is training youth to perform home energy upgrades to eligible clients and Habitat for Humanity is developing a model for how to incorporate volunteer labor in home weatherization. These innovative approaches will improve key weatherization outcomes, such as: Increasing the total number of homes that are weatherized; Reducing the weatherization cost per home; Increasing the energy savings in each weatherized home; Increasing the number of weatherization jobs created and retained; and Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  1. The origins of computer weather prediction and climate modeling

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    Lynch, Peter [Meteorology and Climate Centre, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, Belfield (Ireland)], E-mail: Peter.Lynch@ucd.ie

    2008-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical simulation of an ever-increasing range of geophysical phenomena is adding enormously to our understanding of complex processes in the Earth system. The consequences for mankind of ongoing climate change will be far-reaching. Earth System Models are capable of replicating climate regimes of past millennia and are the best means we have of predicting the future of our climate. The basic ideas of numerical forecasting and climate modeling were developed about a century ago, long before the first electronic computer was constructed. There were several major practical obstacles to be overcome before numerical prediction could be put into practice. A fuller understanding of atmospheric dynamics allowed the development of simplified systems of equations; regular radiosonde observations of the free atmosphere and, later, satellite data, provided the initial conditions; stable finite difference schemes were developed; and powerful electronic computers provided a practical means of carrying out the prodigious calculations required to predict the changes in the weather. Progress in weather forecasting and in climate modeling over the past 50 years has been dramatic. In this presentation, we will trace the history of computer forecasting through the ENIAC integrations to the present day. The useful range of deterministic prediction is increasing by about one day each decade, and our understanding of climate change is growing rapidly as Earth System Models of ever-increasing sophistication are developed.

  2. Evaluation of tropical cloud and precipitation statistics of CAM3 using CloudSat and CALIPSO data

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    Zhang, Y; Klein, S; Boyle, J; Mace, G G

    2008-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The combined CloudSat and CALIPSO satellite observations provide the first simultaneous measurements of cloud and precipitation vertical structure, and are used to examine the representation of tropical clouds and precipitation in the Community Atmosphere Model Version 3 (CAM3). A simulator package utilizing a model-to-satellite approach facilitates comparison of model simulations to observations, and a revised clustering method is used to sort the subgrid-scale patterns of clouds and precipitation into principal cloud regimes. Results from weather forecasts performed with CAM3 suggest that the model underestimates the horizontal extent of low and mid-level clouds in subsidence regions, but overestimates that of high clouds in ascending regions. CAM3 strongly overestimates the frequency of occurrence of the deep convection with heavy precipitation regime, but underestimates the horizontal extent of clouds and precipitation at low and middle levels when this regime occurs. This suggests that the model overestimates convective precipitation and underestimates stratiform precipitation consistent with a previous study that used only precipitation observations. Tropical cloud regimes are also evaluated in a different version of the model, CAM3.5, which uses a highly entraining plume in the parameterization of deep convection. While the frequency of occurrence of the deep convection with heavy precipitation regime from CAM3.5 forecasts decreases, the incidence of the low clouds with precipitation and congestus regimes increases. As a result, the parameterization change does not reduce the frequency of precipitating convection that is far too high relative to observations. For both versions of CAM, clouds and precipitation are overly reflective at the frequency of the CloudSat radar and thin clouds that could be detected by the lidar only are underestimated.

  3. An optimizing reduced order FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model

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    Aluffi, Paolo

    An optimizing reduced order FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model Zhendong Luoa) for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model. Ensembles of data are compiled from transient solutions computed from the discrete equation system derived by FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity

  4. Reduced Order Modeling of the Upper Tropical Pacific Ocean Model Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition

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    Aluffi, Paolo

    Reduced Order Modeling of the Upper Tropical Pacific Ocean Model Using Proper Orthogonal of a large-scale upper ocean circulation in the tropic Pacific domain. We construct different POD models-scale seasonal variability of the tropic Pacific obtained by the original model is well captured by a low

  5. Eddy mean flow decomposition and eddy diffusivity estimates in the tropical Pacific Ocean

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    Eddy mean flow decomposition and eddy diffusivity estimates in the tropical Pacific Ocean: 2] Eddy diffusivity of the surface velocity field in the tropical Pacific Ocean was estimated using diffusivity estimates in the tropical Pacific Ocean: 2. Results, J. Geophys. Res., 107(C10), 3154, doi:10

  6. Regional feedbacks among fire, climate, and tropical deforestation William A. Hoffmann1

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    Jackson, Robert B.

    Regional feedbacks among fire, climate, and tropical deforestation William A. Hoffmann1 December 2003. [1] Numerous studies with general circulation models suggest that tropical deforestation can to estimate the effect of tropical deforestation on fire risk through the McArthur forest fire danger index

  7. Interhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models

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    the prescribed tropical heating in both intensity and geographical extent and by inducing remote precipitation anomalies by interaction with the basic state. 1. Introduction Tropical heat sources can remotely influenceInterhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models XUAN

  8. Tropical Forestry Researchat the USDA Forest Service's Instituteof Pacific Islands Forestry1

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    Tropical Forestry Researchat the USDA Forest Service's Instituteof Pacific Islands Forestry1 C greater emphasis on tropical forestry management and research was provided by the International Forestry Islands Forestry in Hawaii, the Institute of Tropical Forestry in Puerto Rico, and the U S . Forest

  9. Interactions between the tropical ISO and midlatitude low-frequency flow

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    Li, Tim

    Interactions between the tropical ISO and midlatitude low-frequency flow Lin-Lin Pan Ć Tim Li Abstract In this study, we investigate the interaction between the tropical Intraseasonal Oscillation (ISO study the role of the syn- optic eddy feedback in the midlatitude response to the tropical ISO forcing

  10. Developing versus Nondeveloping Disturbances for Tropical Cyclone Formation. Part I: North Atlantic*

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    Li, Tim

    Developing versus Nondeveloping Disturbances for Tropical Cyclone Formation. Part I: North Atlantic the characteristic differences of tropical disturbances that eventually develop into tropical cyclones (TCs) versus for TC genesis in the North Atlantic. When the east and west (separated by 408W) Atlantic are examined

  11. Notes and Correspondence Are Tropical Cyclones Less Effectively Formed by Easterly Waves in the

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    Chen, Tsing-Chang "Mike"

    tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific. By carefully separating easterly waves from the lowerNotes and Correspondence Are Tropical Cyclones Less Effectively Formed by Easterly Waves@iastate.edu #12;1 Abstract It has been observed that the percentage of tropical cyclones originating from easterly

  12. Global warming shifts Pacific tropical cyclone location MinHo Kwon,1,3

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    Li, Tim

    Global warming shifts Pacific tropical cyclone location Tim Li,1 MinHo Kwon,1,3 Ming Zhao,3 Jong) is used to investigate the change of tropical cyclone frequency in the North Pacific under global warming, and W. Yu (2010), Global warming shifts Pacific tropical cyclone location, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L

  13. A Simple Atmospheric Model of the Local and Teleconnection Responses to Tropical Heating Anomalies

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    Wang, Chunzai

    the local and remote stationary responses of the atmosphere to tropical heating anomalies is describedA Simple Atmospheric Model of the Local and Teleconnection Responses to Tropical Heating Anomalies and forced with a localized heating for illustration. In the tropics, the baroclinic responses are familiar

  14. Validating Atmospheric Reanalysis Data Using Tropical Cyclones as Thermometers James P. Kossin

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    Kossin, James P.

    1 Validating Atmospheric Reanalysis Data Using Tropical Cyclones as Thermometers James P. Kossin tropical cyclones as thermometers. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00180, in press. Capsule Tropical cyclones are used as traveling thermometers to globally sample upper-tropospheric temperatures

  15. The divergent wind component in data sparse tropical wind fields

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    Snyder, Bruce Alan

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE DIVERGENT WIND COMPONENT IN DATA SPARSE TROPICAL WIND FIELDS A Thesis by BRUCE ALAN SNYDER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December... 1985 Major Subject: Meteorology THE DIVERGENT WIND COMPONENT IN DATA SPARSE TROPICAL WIND FIELDS A Thesis by BRUCE ALAN SNYDER Approved as to style and content by: James P. McGuirk (Co-Chairman) Aylmer IL Thompson (Co-Chairman) W. Homer...

  16. TROPICAL MULTIPLICATION MAPS AND THE GIESEKER-PETRI THEOREM

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    Payne, Sam

    TROPICAL MULTIPLICATION MAPS AND THE GIESEKER-PETRI THEOREM DAVID JENSEN AND SAM PAYNE Abstract. We. Supported in part by NSF grants DMS­1068689 and CAREER DMS­1149054. 1 #12;2 DAVID JENSEN AND SAM PAYNE v1 w1 by the addition or deletion of a bridge are canonically isomorphic, and these isomorphisms respect the images of the

  17. Fungal endophytes limit pathogen damage in a tropical tree

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Fungal endophytes limit pathogen damage in a tropical tree A. Elizabeth Arnold* , Luis Carlos Meji species examined to date harbors endophytic fungi within its asymptomatic aerial tissues, such that endophytes rep- resent a ubiquitous, yet cryptic, component of terrestrial plant communities. Fungal

  18. Global Patterns of Ecological Productivity and Tropical Forest Biomass

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    those measurements in addition to climate data to construct a suite of empirical models of NPP productivity (NPP) on a global scale and biomass accumulation across thee tropics. Scientists have been model of terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP), and its simplicity and relative accuracy has led

  19. A QuikSCAT climatology of tropical cyclone size

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    Chavas, Daniel Robert

    QuikSCAT data of near-surface wind vectors for the years 1999–2008 are used to create a climatology of tropical cyclone (TC) size, defined as the radius of vanishing winds. The azimuthally-averaged radius of 12 ms?1 [ms ...

  20. Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests

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    Basset, Yves

    LETTERS Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests Vojtech Novotny1 , Scott E) and fruit (fruitflies, Diptera) found a low rate of change in species composition (beta diversity) across 75 of kilo- metres. Low beta diversity was also documented in groups with differing host specificity

  1. Variable Responses of Lowland Tropical Forest Nutrient Status

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Variable Responses of Lowland Tropical Forest Nutrient Status to to play a key role in nutrient retention. We discuss our findings in the context of possible impacts Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 387 #12;growth not only alters forests' nutrient demands but also

  2. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Brownsberg Declaration 2008

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    Norconk, Marilyn A.

    Paramaribo, Suriname VERKLARING INZAKE HET TOEKENNEN VAN PERMANENT BESCHERMDE STATUS AAN DE BROWNSBERG EN DE. IN OVERWEGING NEMENDE DAT de bauxiethoudende Bergen in noordoost- Suriname ­ Brownsberg, Nassau en Lely ­ deelAssociation for Tropical Biology and Conservation Brownsberg Declaration 2008 13 June 2008

  3. TROPIC: Transactional Resource Orchestration Platform In the Cloud

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    TROPIC: Transactional Resource Orchestration Platform In the Cloud Changbin Liu, Yun Mao*, Xu Chen ­ InfrastructureasaService (IaaS) Cloud · Provide cloud infrastructure services: virtual machines (VMs), virtual block devices, VPNs · Widely adopted, e.g. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) ­ Cloud resource

  4. Temporal Changes in a Tropical Nekton Assemblage and

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    Temporal Changes in a Tropical Nekton Assemblage and Performance of a Prawn Selective Gear TING and weights of 39 trials conductedfor a selective prawning gear whose performance in bycatch reduc tionI., 1975; Rob erts, 1978; Allen and Coates, 1990), but is extremely rich in the marine coun terpart

  5. Detection of iodine monoxide in the tropical free troposphere

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    19, 2012) Atmospheric iodine monoxide (IO) is a radical that catalytically destroys heat trapping in the remote tropical marine boundary layer (MBL) (2­4). IO further affects the oxidative capacity iodine species over the remote ocean remain poorly understood (11, 14) but are currently thought

  6. Arbuscular mycorrhizal mycelial respiration in a moist tropical forest

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 4 Ecological Farming Systems, Research Tropical Research Institute, 0843- 03092 Balboa, Ancon, Panama; 3 Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Station ART, Swiss Federal Research Institute Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland; 5 Plant­Microbe Interactions

  7. Environmental Factors Affecting Tropical Cyclone Power Dissipation KERRY EMANUEL

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    Emanuel, Kerry A.

    - son 1974; Webster et al. 2005), and the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index (Bell et al. 2000, the PDI is also accumulated over each year. Annually accumulated integral metrics such as ACE and PDI showEnvironmental Factors Affecting Tropical Cyclone Power Dissipation KERRY EMANUEL Program

  8. Tropical methane emissions: A revised view from SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT

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    Haak, Hein

    Tropical methane emissions: A revised view from SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT Christian Frankenberg,1; accepted 26 June 2008; published 12 August 2008. [1] Methane retrievals from near-infrared spectra recorded spectroscopic parameters, causing a substantial overestimation of methane correlated with high water vapor

  9. Fixed points, stable manifolds, weather regimes, and their predictability

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    Deremble, Bruno; D'Andrea, Fabio; Ghil, Michael [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United Staes). Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

    2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In a simple, one-layer atmospheric model, we study the links between low-frequency variability and the model’s fixed points in phase space. The model dynamics is characterized by the coexistence of multiple “weather regimes.” To investigate the transitions from one regime to another, we focus on the identification of stable manifolds associated with fixed points. We show that these manifolds act as separatrices between regimes. We track each manifold by making use of two local predictability measures arising from the meteorological applications of nonlinear dynamics, namely, “bred vectors” and singular vectors. These results are then verified in the framework of ensemble forecasts issued from “clouds” (ensembles) of initial states. The divergence of the trajectories allows us to establish the connections between zones of low predictability, the geometry of the stable manifolds, and transitions between regimes.

  10. SPACE WEATHER AND THE INCIDENCE OF REACTIVE "OFF-COST" OPERATIONS IN THE PJM POWER GRID

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    Schrijver, Karel

    SPACE WEATHER AND THE INCIDENCE OF REACTIVE "OFF-COST" OPERATIONS IN THE PJM POWER GRID 7.6 Kevin F the price of electricity in the PJM power grid. In this paper we examine one of the mechanisms by which space weather impacts the electricity market in the PJM power grid. The starting point of this paper

  11. Davis-Bacon Labor Rates for Weatherization Work in Multifamily Buildings

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization Assistance Program Notice 10-04 deals with labor rates (wages) for weatherization work in large multifamily buildings that comply with the Davis-Bacon Act requirements of the 2009 Recovery Act.

  12. Lithium in Jack Hills zircons: Evidence for extensive weathering of Earth's earliest crust Takayuki Ushikubo a,

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    Mcdonough, William F.

    Lithium in Jack Hills zircons: Evidence for extensive weathering of Earth's earliest crust Takayuki Hills lithium weathering continental crust Hadean In situ Li analyses of 4348 to 3362 Ma detrital of REEs. The Jack Hills zircons also have fractionated lithium isotope ratios (7 Li=-19 to+13) about five

  13. Extreme lithium isotopic fractionation during continental weathering revealed in saprolites from South Carolina

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    Rudnick, Roberta L.

    Extreme lithium isotopic fractionation during continental weathering revealed in saprolites from in revised form 6 July 2004 Abstract The lithium concentration and isotopic composition of two saprolites the behavior of lithium isotopes during continental weathering. Both saprolites show a general trend

  14. WEATHERIZATION INDUSTRIES SAVE ENERGY ST SE SALEM, OREGON 97301 (503) 5691381 WEATHERIZATIONALLIES@GMAIL.COM

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    to be energy efficient. BPA's current standard is a U-.30. By 2015, current products will certainly be obsoleteWEATHERIZATION INDUSTRIES SAVE ENERGY 565 21ST ST SE SALEM, OREGON 97301 · (503) 5691381 AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL'S CONSERVATION PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS Weatherization Industries Save Energy (WISE

  15. Every cloud has a silver lining: Weather forecasting models could predict brain tumor

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    Kuang, Yang

    , and combine them with incoming data streams from weather stations and satellites. Now, an innovative new study methodology used to assimilate data for weather forecasting could be used to predict the spread of brain. Synthetic magnetic resonance images of a hypothetical tumor were used for this purpose. Data assimilation

  16. 4.4 Nanoscale: Mineral Weathering Boundary RI Dorn, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

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    Dorn, Ron

    of more intense dissolution are seen as pits on the scale of micrometers. Heavy metal scavenging Iron and manganese oxides and hydroxides scavenge heavy metals such as zinc, copper, and lead. High in mineral weathering, silt production, rock coating behavior, geochemical pollution, thermal weathering from

  17. Chemical weathering of granitic rock: experiments and Pb-Li isotopes tracing Romain Millot

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    is to better constrain the processes of water/rock interactions both in terms of source (dissolutionChemical weathering of granitic rock: experiments and Pb-Li isotopes tracing Romain Millot Philippe of weathering. In order to go further and to better characterize water/rock interactions, we performed

  18. Copula Based Stochastic Weather Generator as an Application for Crop Growth Models and Crop Insurance

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    Juarez Torres, Miriam 77-

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    INTRODUCTION .............................................................................. 1 CHAPTER II THE MODELING OF WEATHER VARIABLES WITH COPULA APPROACH..................................................................... 3 Introduction... 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Stochastic Weather Generators (SWG) are numerical models that try to reproduce the statistical properties from observed historical climate series. Climatological variables are complex systems, characterized by high...

  19. ERADERAD 20062006Proceedings ofProceedings of Detecting weather radar clutter

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    of precipitation for every pixel in a Meteosat-8 scene. Via pixel-level image fusion of the radar data weather radar clutter 2.2 Nowcasting SAF products Measuring and mapping of precipitation from spaceERADERAD 20062006Proceedings ofProceedings of Detecting weather radar clutter using satellite

  20. Update on the European Weather Radar Network Iwan Holleman, Laurent Delobbe, and Anton Zgonc

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    (EARS) I. INTRODUCTION The tradition of weather radar collaboration at the European level dates back to COST 72 (Measurement of precipitation by radar) which started in 1979 and which presented its final reUpdate on the European Weather Radar Network (OPERA) Iwan Holleman, Laurent Delobbe, and Anton