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The Synthetic Liquid Fuel Potential of Maryland

Description: Report documenting the suitability of Maryland for plant locations to produce synthetic liquid fuels, based on raw materials, water sources, and local interest.
Date: May 7, 1951
Creator: Ford, Bacon, and Davis

Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Reconnaissance Survey of Portions of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia: Volume 1. Final Report

Description: Final report documenting a high-sensitivity airborne radiometric and magnetic survey of the Canton, Clarksburg, Cumberland, Charleston, Charlottesville, Jenkins, Bluefield, Roanoke, Corbin, Chattanooga, and Rome quadrangle areas including background information, a description of methods, data reduction and analysis, and data presented in maps, tables, and graphical forms.
Date: March 1980
Creator: Texas Instruments Incorporated

Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Reconnaissance Survey of Portions of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia: Volume 2-C. Cumberland Quadrangle

Description: Second volume of a report documenting a high-sensitivity airborne radiometric and magnetic survey of the Cumberland quadrangle including results of data interpretation, significance factor profile maps, stacked profiles, and histograms.
Date: March 1980
Creator: Texas Instruments Incorporated

An Experimental Evaluation of the Radiation Protection Afforded by a Large Modern Concrete Office Building

Description: Abstract: "An experimental study was made to determine the effective shielding provided by a modern reinforced-concrete office building (AEC Headquarters building) from nuclear fallout. Pocket ionization chambers were used for measurement of the radiation-field strength. Fallout was simulated with distributed and point-source configurations of Co-60 and Ir-192 sources. Four typical sections were selected for study, and experiments were performed on each. These included an external wing with exposed basement walls and an external wing with a buried basement. Roof studies were made on an internal wing with a full basement and on the east end of wing A, which has a thin-roof construction. The thick-roof construction of 8 in. of concrete and 2 in. of rigid insulation covers all the building except the east end of wing A, which has 4 in. of concrete and 2 in. of insulation."
Date: May 1, 1959
Creator: Batter, J. F., Jr.; Kaplan, A. L. & Clarke, Eric Thacher

Report of the 2nd National Ecosystem Modeling Workshop (NEMoW II) : Bridging the Credibility Gap - Dealing with Uncertainty in Ecosystem Models

Description: The following document addresses the terms of reference (TOR) such that a group of scientists forming the National Ecosystem Modeling Workshops (NEMoWs) could explore the facets of ecosystem model (EM) uncertainty and make pragmatic suggestions of how the NMFS could proceed in its EM endeavors by dealing with uncertainty using a suite of "best practices" recommended herein.
Date: January 2010
Creator: Link, J. S.; Ihde, T. F.; Townsend, H. M.; Osgood, K. E.; Schirripa, M. J.; Kobayashi, D. R. et al.

Fisheries Ecosystem Model of the Chesapeake Bay: Methodology, Parameterization, and Model Exploration

Description: Report on the construction of a model to manage fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay region, to see how stocks affect the food web and provide quantified estimations. "This report describes an ecosystem model of the Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Model (CBFEM), prepared using the Ecopath with Ecosim approach and software" (p. 5).
Date: October 2009
Creator: Christensen, Villy; Beattie, Alasdair; Buchanan, Claire; Ma, Hongguang; Martell, Steven J. D.; Latour, Robert J. et al.
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An Elementary Review of the Mathieu-Hill Equation of Real Variable Based on Numerical Solutions

Description: Abstract: description is given of a large number of trajectories of Mathieu's equation made on the ENIAC in 1948 and available at BRL. A large chart describing the behaviour of the solutions is given. The occasion is taken to review the essentials of the Mathieu theory for the benefit of the occasional user-proceeding from the point of view of an inspection of the numerical data.
Date: April 1955
Creator: Zaroodny, Serge J.

Uranium in the Southern United States

Description: From introduction: In this study on raw material sources of uranium the Southern Interstate Nuclear Board has catalogued all known occurrences of uranium and some references to thorium in a 17-state area (P1. 1). These occurrences have been evaluated as potential sources of uranium by the State Geological Surveys and the consultant group of SINB. Favorability guides have been applied to the known occurrences and recommendations have been made for future action by the states involved, federal agencies, or by industry. State recommendations are included in state-by-state summaries. The state reports were written either by personnel of the State Geological Surveys or were abstracted from State geological survey data by members of the consultant group...The purpose of this study was to compile information on and systematically assess uranium and other radioactive occurrences in the region. The SINB undertook the project because of its statutory, interstate capability as an extension of government in each of the 17 states, an arrangement that lends itself effectively to this cooperative undertaking.
Date: November 1970
Creator: Southern Interstate Nuclear Board

Primary Productivity by Phytoplankton in the Tidal, Fresh Potomac River, Maryland, May 1980 to August 1981

Description: Purpose and scope: The purpose of this study was to determine primary productivity and respiration of the fresh, tidal Potomac River. The data will be used by the authors and other researchers involved in modelling chemical and biological properties to calculate phytoplankton growth rates. Methods are documented in detail so that the report could serve as a reference. The report covers the period from May 1980 through August 1981. Five stations were selected for study that are representative of biologically important reaches of the fresh, tidal Potomac River.
Date: 1983
Creator: Cohen, Ronald R. H. & Pollock, Sheryl O.

Chromite and Other Mineral Deposits in Serpentine Rocks of the Piedmont Upland, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Description: From abstract: The Piedmont Upland in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware is about 160 miles long and at the most 50 miles wide. Rocks that underlie the province are the Baltimore gneiss of Precambrian age and quartzite, gneiss, schist, marble, phyllite, and greenstone, which make up the Glenarm series of early Paleozoic(?) age. These are intruded by granitic, gabbroic, and ultramafic igneous rocks. Most of the ultramafic rocks, originally peridotite, pyroxenite, and dunite, have been partly or completely altered to serpentine and talc; they are all designated by the general term serpentine. The bodies of serpentine are commonly elongate and conformable with the enclosing rocks.
Date: 1960
Creator: Pearre, Nancy C. & Heyl, Allen V., Jr.

Gold Veins Near Great Falls, Maryland

Description: From abstract: Small deposits of native gold are present along an anastomosing system of quartz veins and shear zones just east of Great Falls, Montgomery County, Md. The deposits were discovered in 1861 and were worked sporadically until 1951, yielding more than 5,000 ounces of gold. The vein system and the principal veins within it strike a few degrees west of north, at an appreciable angle to foliation and fold axial planes in enclosing rocks of the Wissahickon Formation of late Precambrian (?) age. The veins cut granitic rocks of Devonian or pre-Devonian age and may be as young as Triassic. Further development of the deposits is unlikely under present economic conditions because of their generally low gold content and because much of the vein system lies on park property, but study of the Great Falls vein system may be useful in the search for similar deposits elsewhere in the Appalachian Piedmont.
Date: 1969
Creator: Reed, John Calvin, Jr. & Reed, John Calvin
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