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Title: Stewart Grad Education Sessions.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the 2007 Society of Applied Mathematics Computational Science and Engineering Conference held February 19-23, 2007 in Costa Mesa, CA.
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Stewart, James R. Stewart Grad Education Sessions.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Stewart, James R. Stewart Grad Education Sessions.. United States.
Stewart, James R. Thu . "Stewart Grad Education Sessions.". United States. doi:.
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  • The countries of eastern Europe, after changes In political sphere, are expecting long and complicated development in all aspects of human life aiming at persistent upgrading human environment. Successful achievement of all changes will put a great burden to the economy whose development will determine substantially other aspects of human lie as culture, education, social care and others. Economical transitions must be secured by abundant energy production which might lead to enormous burden to the environment and in some cases to devastation of nature. Primarily it is necessary to find ways how to reduce energy consumption in all spheres becausemore » energy which has not been generated is the cheapest and does not bear negative impact on the environment. If it is necessary to produce energy, it is also vital to find the cheapest ways for its generation with the lowest consequences to our environment. Energy policy of eastern countries is predominantly based on burning fossil fuels and practically regardless sustainable environment: therefore this topic has been chosen as a main theme of our conference. We would be very content ff the conference could contribute to the broad discussion and sharing information about know-how and technologies of burning coal, to giving recommendations for applying the most suitable technologies In our conditions, I mean the whole process from mining to beneficiation of coal, Its burning and flue-gas cleaning and to the use of waste products from these processes. It is obvious that in eastern Europe countries there would be hardly enough finance for buying complete technology units so the solution seems to be a production of vital pans of technology in the countries themselves.« less
  • Three diatom floras from Middle Miocene (Barstovian and Clarendonian) lacustrine rocks in Stewart Valley, Nevada have been distinguished. The change in floral composition between the two youngest floras may be indicative of climatic cooling over a period of about 3 m.y. (15--12 Ma). Age control is provided by radiometric (K-Ar) and vertebrate fossil data. The oldest flora is dominated by members of the genus Fragilaria'. Although most common in modern-day marshy areas, the laminated nature of the Stewart Valley strata in which this flora is found suggest that large numbers of these diatoms were washed into deeper waters, where theymore » continued to thrive as a significant part of the planktonic biomass. Stratigraphically equivalent rocks elsewhere in Stewart Valley contain abundant clusters of unopened prasinophyte algae. These unopened algal structures are thought to indicate extreme environmental stress. Environmental stress would also explain the presence of several beds of well-preserved fish fossils in stratigraphically adjacent beds. The other tow floras are preserved in a 45-m-thick section of diatomaceous shale, located about 95 m above the flora discussed above. The flora in the lower part of this section is dominated by the genus Aulacoseira (primarily A. granulata). Modern-day members of this genus are common in areas with abundant summer precipitation and mild winters. The flora in the upper part of the section is dominated by Actinocyclus cedarensis Bradbury and Krebs. If A. cedarensis can be considered an ecological analog of the late Pleistocene (glacial) representatives of the genus Stephanodiscus, then its dominant position in the flora may be indicative of a cooling event. This climate trend is also evident in paleobotanical (leaf and pollen) data from Stewart Valley, as well as many other localities across the Great Basin.« less
  • Fine-grained rocks belonging to the middle Miocene Esmeralda Formation in Stewart Valley, Nevada, are rich in diatoms and ostracods as well as domal and subpherical stromatolites. In addition to their use as paleoecological indicators, the diatoms have also been used to date the rocks. The diatom flora, collected from a 45-m section consisting of thinly bedded to laminated siliceous shales, is dominated by Fragilaria construens (Ehrenberg) Grunow and Melosira granulata (Ehrenberg) Ralfs. This indicates that during the time represented, the waters in the deeper part of the lake were alkaline, clean, and low in salinity (0-5 per thousand). The lakemore » was eutrophic and probably possessed a seasonal thermocline which was responsible for low-oxygen bottom waters at least part of the year. Varved rocks from another section in the valley tend to support this conclusion. The presence of the diatoms Coscinodiscus miocaenicus Krasske and Coscinodiscus grobunovii Scheschukova-Poretskaya in the deeper water deposits suggests an age of 12-15 Ma. This age is in agreement with that indicated by mammalian fossils present in closely associated rocks. The ostracod fauna suggests that the shallow waters of the lake may have been more saline. The domal and subspherical stromatolites indicate that the shallow-water environment was alkaline enough to exclude algae-grazing gastropods. Such gastropods appear in other parts of the lake.« less
  • This article contains brief comments on Stewart Bloom's contributions to the Livermore Physics Department. Emphasis is placed on his enthusiasm for physics and his encouragement of others at the lab.(AIP)
  • Two demonstration cost-share projects are being conducted in Kansas under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Class 1 Oil Program for fluvial dominated deltaic reservoirs. These projects are one of fourteen awards granted by DOE nationwide for projects in this reservoir classification. The projects are conducted in a cooperative manner, involving University of Kansas scientists, engineers, and geologists and independent oil operators. The Stewart Field project is located in Finney County, Kansas. This project involves a Morrow reservoir located in the southwestern part of the State. Morrow reservoirs of western Kansas are still actively being explored and constitute an importantmore » resource in Kansas. Cumulative oil production from the Marrow in Kansas is over 174,308,000 bbls. Much of the production from the Morrow is still in the primary stage and has not reached the mature declining stage. The objective of this project is to address waterflood problems in Morrow sandstone reservoirs in southwestern Kansas. The general topics addressed are (1) reservoir management and primary drive performance evaluation, and (2) the demonstration of a recovery process involving off-the-shelf technology which can be used to enhance waterflood recovery and increase reserves. Future plans consist of the design, construction and operation of a waterflood installation incorporated fieldwide utilizing state-of-the art, off-the-shelf technologies in an attempt to optimize secondary oil recovery. Production and reservoir data will be analyzed using reservoir characterization techniques and by updating the existing reservoir simulation. The analysis of results will be utilized to optimize the waterflood plan and flooding techniques to maximize the secondary oil recovery.« less