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Abundance and Distribution of Mangrove Landbirds in Florida

Abundance and Distribution of Mangrove Landbirds in Florida

Date: May 2014
Creator: Lloyd, John D. & Slater, Gary L.
Description: Summary of extensive surveys on Florida mangrove landbirds conducted during 2008-2011, with results quantifying distribution and estimating breeding-season abundance of mangrove landbirds.
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Ecology of the Cooper's Hawk in North Florida

Ecology of the Cooper's Hawk in North Florida

Date: December 2013
Creator: Millsap, Brian A.; Breen, Timothy F. & Phillips, Laura M.
Description: Summary of two study areas of the Cooper's Hawk in north Florida, including diet, foraging, home range, and predation.
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The North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-2011: Summary Analysis and Species Accounts

The North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-2011: Summary Analysis and Species Accounts

Date: December 2013
Creator: Sauer, John R.; Link, William A.; Fallon, Jane E.; Pardieck, Keith L. & Ziolkowski, David J., Jr.
Description: Summary of 45-year program on bird population change and distribution, integrating habitat and migration status information, distribution maps depicting relative abundance, and current estimates and graphical illustrations of population change into accounts for 426 species of North American birds.
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An Account of the Taxonomy of North American Wolves From Morphological and Genetic Analyses

An Account of the Taxonomy of North American Wolves From Morphological and Genetic Analyses

Date: October 2012
Creator: Chambers, Steven M.; Fain, Steven R.; Fazio, Bud & Amaral, Michael
Description: Taxonomy, genetics, morphometrics of North American wolves.
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Model Study of Marmet Lock Filling and Emptying System, Kanawha River, West Virginia: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Model Study of Marmet Lock Filling and Emptying System, Kanawha River, West Virginia: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Date: May 1999
Creator: Hite, John E.
Description: From abstract: This report documents the laboratory model investigation of the lock filling and emptying system for lock addition planned for the Marmet Navigation Project.
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[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins/Onshore Oil and Gas Investigations--Santa Maria Province: Chapters Y and Z]

[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins/Onshore Oil and Gas Investigations--Santa Maria Province: Chapters Y and Z]

Date: 1999
Creator: Sorlien, Christopher C.; Nicholson, Craig; Luyendyk, Bruce P.; Miller, Kate C. & Meltzer, Anne S.
Description: From abstract: A complex Neogene history characterizes the offshore Santa Maria basin and the northwest margin of the western Transverse Ranges, California. This history includes the transition from subduction to a transtensional and then transpressional plate boundary, including about 900 of clockwise rotation of the western Transverse Ranges. This report uses seismic reflection data to document the geometry of structures that accommodated this deformation and offshore well data to date and correlate the sediments which were affected by the different tectonic episodes.
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Postglacial Lahars and Potential Hazards in the White Salmon River System on the Southwest Flank of Mount Adams, Washington

Postglacial Lahars and Potential Hazards in the White Salmon River System on the Southwest Flank of Mount Adams, Washington

Date: 1999
Creator: Vallance, James W.
Description: From introduction: This report describes the results of a study assessing volcanic hazards at Mount Adams Volcano.
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Guadalupe River and Bypass Culvert, San Jose, California: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Guadalupe River and Bypass Culvert, San Jose, California: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Date: February 1998
Creator: Hite, John E.
Description: From abstract: The ultimate goal of numerous experiments is to develop the desired flow split for the design discharge of 14,600 cfs while maintaining acceptable water-surface elevations in the upstream channel.
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[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins/Onshore Oil and Gas Investigations--Santa Maria Province: Chapters W and X]

[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins/Onshore Oil and Gas Investigations--Santa Maria Province: Chapters W and X]

Date: 1998
Creator: Wahl, Arthur D.; Naeser, Nancy D.; Isaacs, Caroline M. & Keller, Margaret A.
Description: From abstract: Bulletin W is about the deformation of the Mesozoic Franciscan Complex of the Eastern Santa Maria basin in California. Bulletin X is about the regional thermal maturity of the surface rocks of the mentioned basin as well as the Santa Barbara-Ventura basin area in California.
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Burns Harbor, Indiana, Monitoring Study, Volume 1: Overview of Approach and Results

Burns Harbor, Indiana, Monitoring Study, Volume 1: Overview of Approach and Results

Date: March 1997
Creator: McGehee, David D.; Prickett, Terri; Shirley, Janean & Moritz, Heidi
Description: From introduction: The program's objective is to acquire information through intensive monitoring of coastal projects in an effort to improve project purpose and attainment, design procedures, construction methods, and operation and maintenance techniques.
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Geology of the Pennsylvanian and Permian Cutler Group and Permian Kaibab Limestone in the Paradox Basin, Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado

Geology of the Pennsylvanian and Permian Cutler Group and Permian Kaibab Limestone in the Paradox Basin, Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado

Date: 1997
Creator: Condon, Steven M.
Description: From abstract: This report talks about the geology of the Pennsylvanian and Permian Cutler Group that consists of the lower Cutler beds, Cedar Mesa Sandstone, Organ Rock Formation, White Rim Sandstone, and De Chelly Sandstone. The report also talks about the Permian Kaibab Limestone in the Paradox Basin that overlays the Cutler.
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Geosynthetic Confined Pressurized Slurry (GeoCoPS): Supplemental Notes for Version 1.0

Geosynthetic Confined Pressurized Slurry (GeoCoPS): Supplemental Notes for Version 1.0

Date: September 1996
Creator: Leshchinsky, Dov
Description: This report presents an overview of an analysis to calculate both stresses in the geosynthetic and geometry of the tubes capable of encapsulating slurry.
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Geosynthetic Confined Pressurized Slurry (GeoCoPS): Supplemental Notes for Version 1.0 [Floppy Disk]

Geosynthetic Confined Pressurized Slurry (GeoCoPS): Supplemental Notes for Version 1.0 [Floppy Disk]

Date: September 1996
Creator: Leshchinsky, Dov & Leshchinsky, Ora
Description: This report presents an overview of an analysis to calculate both stresses in the geosynthetic and geometry of the tubes capable of encapsulating slurry.
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Burial and Thermal History of the Paradox Basin, Utah and Colorado, and Petroleum Potential of the Middle Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation

Burial and Thermal History of the Paradox Basin, Utah and Colorado, and Petroleum Potential of the Middle Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation

Date: 1996
Creator: Nuccio, Vito F. & Condon, Steven M.
Description: From abstract: This is a report on the burial and thermal history of the Paradox basin in Utah and Colorado, and the petroleum potential of the middle Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation.
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Gold Placers of the Historical Fortymile River Region, Alaska

Gold Placers of the Historical Fortymile River Region, Alaska

Date: 1996
Creator: Yeend, Warren E.
Description: From introduction: This report focuses on the placer geology of individual creeks; mining, history of the area, high terrace gravels, and the gold source of the Fortymile River area in Alaska.
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Review and Evaluation of Extractants for Strontium Removal Using Magnetically Assisted Chemical Separation

Review and Evaluation of Extractants for Strontium Removal Using Magnetically Assisted Chemical Separation

Date: November 1995
Creator: Bauer, C. B.; Rogers, R. D.; Nuñez, Luis; Ziemer, M. D.; Pleune, T. T. & Vandegrift, G. F.
Description: A literature review on extractants for strontium removal was initially performed at Northern Illinois University to assess their potential in magnetically assisted chemical separation. A series of potential strontium extractants was systematically evaluated there using radioanalytical methods. Initial experiments were designed to test the uptake of strontium from nitric acid using several samples of magnetic extractant particles that were coated with various crown ether ligands. High partition coefficient (K(sub d)) values for stimulant tank waste were obtained. Further studies demonstrated that the large partitioning was due to uncoated particles.
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A Review of Dynamic Characteristics of Magnetically Levitated Vehicle Systems

A Review of Dynamic Characteristics of Magnetically Levitated Vehicle Systems

Date: November 1995
Creator: Cai, Y. & Chen, Shoei-Sheng
Description: The dynamic response of magnetically levitated (maglev) ground transportation systems has important consequences for safety and ride quality, guideway design, and system costs. Ride quality is determined by vehicle response and by environmental factors such as humidity and noise. The dynamic response of the vehicles is the key element in determining ride quality, while vehicle stability is an important safety-related element. To design a guideway that provides acceptable ride quality in the stable region, vehicle dynamics must be understood. Furthermore, the trade-off between guideway smoothness and levitation and control systems must be considered if maglev systems are to be economically feasible. The link between the guideway and the other maglev components is vehicle dynamics. For a commercial maglev system, vehicle dynamics must be analyzed and tested in detail. This report, which reviews various aspects of the dynamic characteristics, experiments and analysis, and design guidelines for maglev systems, discusses vehicle stability, motion dependent magnetic force components, guideway characteristics, vehicle/ guideway interaction, ride quality, suspension control laws, aerodynamic loads and other excitations, and research needs.
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Practical Superconductor Development for Electrical Power Applications, Annual Report: 1995

Practical Superconductor Development for Electrical Power Applications, Annual Report: 1995

Date: October 1995
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory. Materials and Components Technology Division.
Description: Annual report for the superconductor program at Argonne National Laboratory discussing the group's activities and research. This report describes the technical progress of research and development efforts aimed at producing superconducting components in the (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu, (T,Pb,Bi,V)- (Ba,Sr)-Ca-Cu, and Y-Ba-Cu oxide systems including: synthesis and heat treatment of high-Te superconductors, formation of monolithic and composite conductors, characterization of structures and superconducting and mechanical properties, and fabrication and testing of prototype components.
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VARIANT: VARIational Anisotropic Nodal Transport for Multidimensional Cartesian and Hexagonal Geometry Calculation

VARIANT: VARIational Anisotropic Nodal Transport for Multidimensional Cartesian and Hexagonal Geometry Calculation

Date: October 1995
Creator: Palmiotti, G.; Lewis, E. E. & Carrico, C. B.
Description: The theoretical basis, implementation information and numerical results are presented for VARIANT (VARIational Anisotropic Neutron Transport), a FORTRAN module of the DIF3D code system at Argonne National Laboratory. VARIANT employs the variational nodal method to solve multigroup steady-state neutron diffusion and transport problems. The variational nodal method is a hybrid finite element method that guarantees nodal balance and permits spatial refinement through the use of hierarchical complete polynomial trial functions. Angular variables are expanded with complete or simplified P₁, P₃ or P₅5 spherical harmonics approximations with full anisotropic scattering capability. Nodal response matrices are obtained, and the within-group equations are solved by red-black or four-color iteration, accelerated by a partitioned matrix algorithm. Fission source and upscatter iterations strategies follow those of DIF3D. Two- and three-dimensional Cartesian and hexagonal geometries are implemented. Forward and adjoint eigenvalue, fixed source, gamma heating, and criticality (concentration) search problems may be performed.
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Automotive Vehicle Sensors

Automotive Vehicle Sensors

Date: September 1995
Creator: Sheen, S. H.; Raptis, A. C. & Moscynski, M. J.
Description: This report is an introduction to the field of automotive vehicle sensors. It contains a prototype data base for companies working in automotive vehicle sensors, as well as a prototype data base for automotive vehicle sensors. A market analysis is also included.
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Characterization of Plutonium-Bearing Wastes by Chemical Analysis and Analytical Electron Microscopy

Characterization of Plutonium-Bearing Wastes by Chemical Analysis and Analytical Electron Microscopy

Date: September 1995
Creator: Behrens, R. G.; Buck, E. C.; Dietz, N. L.; Bates, J. K.; Van Deventer, E. & Chaiko, David J.
Description: This report summarizes the results of characterization studies of plutonium-bearing wastes produced at the US Department of Energy weapons production facilities. Several different solid wastes were characterized, including incinerator ash and ash heels from Rocky Flats Plant and Los Alamos National Laboratory; sand, stag, and crucible waste from Hanford; and LECO crucibles from the Savannah River Site. These materials were characterized by chemical analysis and analytical electron microscopy. The results showed the presence of discrete PuO2, PuO₂x, and Pu4O7 phases, of about 1micrometer or less in size, in all of the samples examined. In addition, a number of amorphous phases were present that contained plutonium. In all the ash and ash heel samples examined, plutonium phases were found that were completely surrounded by silicate matrices. Consequently, to achieve optimum plutonium recovery in any chemical extraction process, extraction would have to be coupled with ultrafine grinding to average particle sizes of less than 1 micrometer to liberate the plutonium from the surrounding inert matrix.
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Parallel Solution of the Time-Dependent Ginzburg-Landau Equations and other Experiences using BlockComm-Chameleon and PCN on the IBM SP, Intel iPSC/860, and Clusters of Workstations

Parallel Solution of the Time-Dependent Ginzburg-Landau Equations and other Experiences using BlockComm-Chameleon and PCN on the IBM SP, Intel iPSC/860, and Clusters of Workstations

Date: September 1995
Creator: Coskun, Erhan & Kwong, Man Kam
Description: Time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) equations are considered for modeling a thin-film finite size superconductor placed under magnetic field. The problem then leads to the use of so-called natural boundary conditions. Computational domain is partitioned into subdomains and bond variables are used in obtaining the corresponding discrete system of equations. An efficient time-differencing method based on the Forward Euler method is developed. Finally, a variable strength magnetic field resulting in a vortex motion in Type II High-critical-temperature superconducting films is introduced. The authors tackled the problem using two different state-of-the-art parallel computing tools: BlockComm/Chameleon and PCN. They had access to two high-performance distributed memory supercomputers: the Intel iPSC/860 and IBM SP1. They also tested the codes using, as a parallel computing environment, a cluster of Sun Sparc workstations.
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The DART Dispersion Analysis Research Tool:  a Mechanistic Model for Predicting Fission-Product-Induced Swelling of Aluminum Dispersion Fuels : User's Guide for Mainframe, Workstation, and Personal Computer

The DART Dispersion Analysis Research Tool: a Mechanistic Model for Predicting Fission-Product-Induced Swelling of Aluminum Dispersion Fuels : User's Guide for Mainframe, Workstation, and Personal Computer

Date: August 1995
Creator: Rest, J.
Description: This report describes the primary physical models that form the basis of the DART mechanistic computer model for calculating fission-product-induced swelling of aluminum dispersion fuels; the calculated results are compared with test data. In addition, DART calculates irradiation-induced changes in the thermal conductivity of the dispersion fuel, as well as fuel restructuring due to aluminum fuel reaction, amorphization, and recrystallization. Input instructions for execution on mainframe, workstation, and personal computers are provided, as is a description of DART output. The theory of fission gas behavior and its effect on fuel swelling is discussed. The behavior of these fission products in both crystalline and amorphous fuel and in the presence of irradiation-induced recrystallization and crystalline-to-amorphous-phase change phenomena is presented, as are models for these irradiation-induced processes.
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Implementation and Validation of a Reynolds Stress Model in the COMMIX-1C/RSM and CAPS-3D/RSM Codes

Implementation and Validation of a Reynolds Stress Model in the COMMIX-1C/RSM and CAPS-3D/RSM Codes

Date: August 1995
Creator: Chang, F. C. & Bottoni, M.
Description: A Reynolds stress model (RSM) of turbulence, based on seven transport equations, has been linked to the COMMIX-1C/RSM and CAPS-3D/RSM computer codes. Six of the equations model the transport of the components of the Reynolds stress tensor and the seventh models the dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy. When a fluid is heated, four additional transport equations are used: three for the turbulent heat fluxes and one for the variance of temperature fluctuations. All of the analytical and numerical details of the implementation of the new turbulence model are documented. The model was verified by simulation of homogeneous turbulence.
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