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NBS-INA -- The Institute for Numerical Analysis -- UCLA 1947-1954
Abstract: This is the history of the Institute for Numerical Analysis (INA) with special emphasis in its research program during the period 1947 to 1956. The Institute for Numerical Analysis was located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. It was a section of the National Applied Mathematics Laboratories, which formed the Applied Mathematics Division of the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and technology), under the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Mineral Resources of the Wabayuma Peak Wilderness Study Area, Mohave County, Arizona
From abstract: The Wabayuma Peak Wilderness Study Area (AZ-020-037/043), for which a mineral survey was requested by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, encompasses 40,118 acres in northwestern Arizona. Fieldwork was carried out in 1986-88 by the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey to appraise the identified (known) resources and assess the mineral resource potential (undiscovered) of the wilderness study area. Within the Wabayuma Peak Wilderness Study Area are 14 private parcels of land totaling 1,315 acres. The Wabayuma Peak Wilderness Study Area, including the 14 private parcels of land, is herein referred to as the "wilderness study area" or the "study area." The Boriana, Antler, and Copper World mines lie near the east boundary of the study area. The Boriana mine was a major tungsten-producing mine of the United States during World War II. The Antler and Copper World mines produced relatively small amounts of copper and zinc prior to 1970.
Mineral Resources of the Warm Springs Wilderness Study Area, Mohave County, Arizona
From abstract: At the request of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, approximately 113,500 acres of the Warm Springs Wilderness Study Area (AZ-020-028/029) were evaluated for mineral resources and mineral resource potential. In this report, the area studied is referred to as the "wilderness study area" or "study area"; any reference to the Warm Springs Wilderness Study Area refers only to that part of the wilderness study area for which a mineral survey was requested. This study area is located in west-central Arizona. The U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted geological, geochemical, and geophysical surveys to appraise the identified mineral resources (known) and assess the mineral resource potential (undiscovered) of the study area. Fieldwork for this report was carried out largely in 1986-1989.
Mineral Resources of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area, Lewis and Clark County, Montana
From abstract: A mineral resource survey was conducted in 1987 by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines to evaluate mineral resources (known) and mineral resource potential (undiscovered) of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area (MT-075-111) in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. The only economic resource in the study area is an inferred 1.35-million-ton reserve of decorative stone (slate); a small gold placer resource is subeconomic. A high resource potential for decorative slate exists directly adjacent to the area of identified slate resource and in the northeastern part of the study area. The rest of the study area has a low potential for decorative slate. The westernmost part of the study area has a moderate resource potential for copper and associated silver in strata-bound deposits in green beds and limestone; potential is low in the rest of the study area.
Mineral Resources of the Paria-Hackberry Wilderness Study Area, Kane County, Utah
From abstract: The Paria-Hackberry Wilderness Study Area, in central Kane County, southern Utah, is a region of generally flat-lying, gently folded sedimentary rocks, bounded on the east by the east-dipping limb of the East Kaibab monocline and cut by sheer-walled, narrow canyons. The area selected for study by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management totaled 94,642 acres (148 square miles); because of uncertainty as to final boundaries, the U.S. Geological Survey studied an additional contiguous 41,180 acres (64 square miles).
Mineral Resources of the Willow Creek and Skull Creek Wilderness Study Areas, Moffat County, Colorado
Abstract: The Willow Creek Wilderness Study Area (CO-010-002) and the Skull Creek Wilderness Study Area (C-010-003), which contain 13,368 acres and 13,739 acres, respectively, are in northwest Colorado near the Utah border. There are no identified resources in either of the study areas. The study areas have low resource potential for undiscovered uranium, vanadium, copper, and all other metals; oil and gas; and coal.
Mineral Resources of the Black Mountains North and Burns Spring Wilderness Study Areas, Mohave County, Arizona
From abstract: At the request of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, approximately 19,300 acres of the Black Mountains North Wilderness Study Area (AZ-020-009) and 23,310 acres of the Burns Spring Wilderness Study Area (AZ-020-010) were evaluated for mineral resources and mineral resource potential. In this report, the area studied is referred to, collectively or individually, as the 'wilderness study area' or simply 'the study area'; any reference to the Black Mountains North or Burns Spring Wilderness Study Areas refers only to that part of the wilderness study area for which a mineral survey was requested by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The study area is located in western Arizona, about 30 mi northwest of Kingman. There are no identified resources in the study area.
Mineral Resources of the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area, Park County, Wyoming
From abstract: The McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area (WY-010-335) is located near the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, Park County, Wyoming. The area is about 10 miles northeast of Cody. Mineral and energy resource assessment of the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area indicates a total of 52 million tons of measured and indicated subbituminous coal resources.
Mineral Resources of the Coal Canyon, Spruce Canyon, and Flume Canyon Wilderness Study Areas, Grand County, Utah
From abstract: The Coal Canyon (UT-060-1000), Spruce Canyon (UT-060-100D), and Flume Canyon (UT-060-100B) Wilderness Study Areas are in the Book Cliffs in Grand County, eastern Utah. Demonstrated coal reserves totaling 22,060,800 short tons, and demonstrated subeconomic coal resources totaling 39,180,000 short tons are in the Coal Canyon Wilderness Study Area. Also, inferred subeconomic coal resources totaling 143,954,000 short tons are within the Coal Canyon Wilderness Study Area. No known deposits of industrial minerals are in any of the wilderness study areas. All three of the wilderness study areas have a high resource potential for undiscovered deposits of coal and for undiscovered oil and gas.
Mineral Resources of the Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Grand County, Utah
Abstract: The Negro Bill Canyon (UT-060-138) Wilderness Study Area is in southeastern Utah in Grand County southeast of Arches National Monument and covers 7,620 acres. No mineral resources are identified in the study area. Lode mining claims cover the western part of the Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area; there are no patented claims in the study area. The mineral resource potential for gypsum, potash, halite, and bentonite on the surface and in the subsurface beneath the wilderness study area is high. The energy and mineral resource potential for oil, gas, carbon dioxide, uranium and vanadium on the surface and beneath the wilderness study area is moderate. The potential for helium gas, geothermal sources, and metals other than uranium and vanadium is low.
Mineral Resources of the Desolation Canyon, Turtle Canyon, and Floy Canyon Wilderness Study Areas, Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties, Utah
From abstract: In 1985, 1986, and 1988, the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey studied the Desolation Canyon (UT-060-068A), Turtle Canyon (UT-060-067), and Floy Canyon (UT-060-068B) Wilderness Study Areas, which are contiguous and located in Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties in eastern Utah. The study areas include 242,000 acres, 33,690 acres, and 23,140 acres respectively. Coal deposits underlie the Desolation Canyon, Turtle Canyon, and Floy Canyon study areas.
Characterization of Chronic Sources and Impacts of Tar along the Louisiana Coast
No Description Available.
Ecology of Live Bottom Habitats of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico: A Community Profile
No Description Available.
Gulf of Mexico Marine Protected Species Workshop
No Description Available.
Socioeconomic and Environmental Issues Analysis of Oil and Gas Activity on the Outer Continental Shelf of the Western Gulf of Mexico
No Description Available.
Coastal Upwelling and Mass Mortalities of Fishes and Invertebrates in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico during Spring and Summer 1998: Final Report
Report of the mass mortality of fish and invertebrates resulting from the 1998 El Nino in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Mortality was linked to a condition of near anoxia caused by a confluence of unusual oceanographic stratification associated with coastal upwelling, algal proliferation, and climatic conditions.
Gulf of Mexico Offshore Operations Monitoring Experiment, Phase 1: Sublethal Responses to Contaminant Exposure, Interim Report. Year 1
Interim report of the "Gulf of Mexico Offshore Monitoring Experiment (GOOMEX): Phase 1" that analyzes the effects of offshore drilling and its resultant contaminants on the life cycles and composition of resident marine life. Data obtained from soil and tissue samples of marine life both near and far from contaminated areas is used to determine and manage the environmental changes rendered by offshore drilling.
Mariculture Associated with Oil and Gas Structures: A Compendium
A collection of information regarding the use of offshore oil and gas platforms for mariculture purposes.
Cumulative Ecological Significance of Oil and Gas Structures in the Gulf of Mexico: Information Search, Synthesis, and Ecological Modeling; Phase I, Final Report
Phase 1, final report on the use of information searches and ecological modeling to assess the impact of petroleum platforms on the habitat and biota of the Gulf of Mexico in order to determine the potential changes that might occur with the removal of spent platforms.
Influence of Hypoxia on the Interpretation of Effects of Petroleum Production Activities
This study looks at the effects of offshore petroleum development in the form of a produced water discharge could be identified on the Louisiana continental shelf and placed in the context of natural, temporal variability as caused by hypoxic bottom waters (page v).
A Critical Review of Four Types of Air Quality Models Pertinent to MMS Regulatory and Environmental Assessment Missions
This is a report covering the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is responsibility on leasing offshore lands for oil and gas exploration and development. The reports looks to expand air quality models.
Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks, 1996-1997
A summary of the long-term observation of the delicate Flower Garden Banks coral reef ecosystem
Oil and Gas Development and Coastal Income Inequality: A Comparative Analysis
Comparative analysis of family income inequality trends in coastal Louisiana.
Impact Assessment of Exploratory Wells Offshore South Florida
This report investigates five older and two newer exploration oil wells to determine the environmental impact in a tropical climate. The five older sites were created prior to the OCS and MMS regulations for drilling, and the newer two were created with the OCS and MMS regulations. This investigation was set to determine if these sites had a positive, negative, or no impact on the environment.
Adaptation of the Minerals Management Service's Oil-Weathering Model for Use in the Gulf of Mexico Region
The Minerals Management Service's open-ocean, oil-weathering model has been updated extensively for use on personal computers to determine what oil-weathering processes are wind and/or temperature dependent. Provides detailed user's instructions on how to use the model, examples demonstrating the model, and program listings.
Development and Application of a Sublethal Toxicity Test to PAH Using Marine Harpacticoid Copepods
"This research project was designed to improve our understanding of the acute and sublethal effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to benthic invertebrates."
History of Coastal Alabama Natural Gas Exploration and Development: Final Report
This report tracks the history of the coastal region of Alabama following interest in oil drilling from 1969 to 1997. Mobil Oil Company sought to lease tracts to drill for oil in Mobile Bay from the state of Alabama, and later the oil companies Exxon, Chevron, and Shell became a part of the competition in the area.
Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks
This report is a continuation of a similar study conducted from 1989-1991 when permanent stations were established to monitor the coral in the area to assess how environmental factors were affecting the reefs. Growth rates and declines were observed, as well as the rates of coral bleaching in the East and West Garden Banks to determine the state of the coral reefs. There are four appendices that present the data gathered.
Modeling the Structure and Performance of Integrated and Independent Producers in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region
Major oil and gas companies are shifting to foreign exploration and production, which is leading to smaller companies ("independents") playing a larger role in domestic exploration and production. This report addresses concerns about independent companies producing oil and gas less aggressively and less efficiently to assess their productivity.
Technical Summaries from Selected Environmental Studies of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico
Report contains a collection of environmental studies conducted by the MMS in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico to guide and ensure responsible stewardship of the coastal and marine environments of the NE Gulf of Mexico and balance this against energy needs for the American public.
Analysis of Ambient Pollutant Concentrations and Meteorological Conditions Affecting EPA Class I and II Areas in Southeastern Louisiana, Volume 2: Appendices
Appendices containing data that was collected as apart of a study on pollutants in Southeastern Louisiana. The four appendices include: [A] Gosier Island Hourly Data, [B] Breton Island (Chandeleur Islander) Hourly Data, [C] Pass-A-Loutre Hourly Data, and [D] Radiosonde Data.
Effects of Oil and Gas Development: A Current Awareness Bibliography
Cumulative bibliography of documents published between 1995 and 1997 regarding oil and gas research in five major topic areas: biology, chemistry/geochemistry/geology, engineering/physics, environment/ecosystem management/spills, and socioeconomic/regulation/general.
Association of Sea Turtles with Petroleum Platforms in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico
A report on the determination of density for five endangered sea turtle species in the vicinity of Gulf of Mexico drilling platforms no longer in use and slated for removal using explosives.
Analysis of Ambient Pollutant Concentrations and Meteorological Conditions Affecting EPA Class I and II Areas in Southeastern Louisiana
A report showing the data collected for the levels of ambient air pollutants in designated sections of southern Mississippi and Alabama.
Analysis of Ambient Pollutant Concentrations and Meteorological Conditions Affecting EPA Class I and II Areas in Southeastern Louisiana
A report on the levels of ambient air pollutants in designated sections of southern Mississippi and Alabama.
[Project Summary: Effects of Offshore Emissions on Ambient Levels of Atmospheric SO2 at Breton Sound, LA]
Summary describing the work completed at the Coastal Studies Institute for the Effects of Offshore Emissions on Ambient Levels of Atmospheric SO2 at Breton Sound, Louisiana. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Measurements of SO2 Concentration and Atmospheric Structure in Delta and Breton Wildlife Refuges
A report on the SO2 concentration levels in the Breton and Delta Wildlife Refuge areas near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Synopsis of Biological Data on the Kemp's Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys kempi (Garman, 1880)
A report on the biological data of the Kemp's ridley turtle, including taxonomy, life cycle, population distribution, and behavior.
[Project Summary: A Socioeconimic OCS Issue Analysis of Stakeholders in the Central Gulf of Mexico]
Summary describing the work completed at University of Southwestern Louisiana for a socioeconimic OCS issue analysis of stakeholders in the Central Gulf of Mexico. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Outer Continental Shelf Issues: Central Gulf of Mexico
A report on the issues associated with Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas activities in the Central Gulf of Mexico.
Effects and Management of Oil Spills in Marsh Ecosystems
A review of how oil spills effect vegetation in U.S. Gulf coastal marshes.
[Project Summary: Economic and Social Consequences of the Oil Spill in Lake Barre, Louisiana]
Summary describing the work completed at Louisiana State University, Center for Energy Studies for Economic and Social Consequences of the Oil Spill in Lake Barre, Louisiana. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Economic and Social Consequences of the Oil Spill in Lake Barre, Louisiana
A study of the short-term economic and social effects of the oil spill in Lake Barre, Louisiana.
Environmental and Safety Risks of an Expanding Role for Independents on the Gulf of Mexico OCS
A report on the environmental and safety risks involved in the expanding exploration and production of independent oil producers.
[Project Summary: The Environmental and Safety Risks of Increasing Activity by Independents on the Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)]
Summary describing the work completed at Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies for The Environmental and Safety Risks of Increasing Activity by Independents on the Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Social and Economic Consequences of Onshore OCS-Related Activities in Coastal Alabama: Final Baseline Report - Economic Baseline of the Alabama Coastal Region
A report detailing the social and economic properties of the coastal Alabama region and how they are affected by OCS-related activities.
Cumulative Ecological Significance of Oil and Gas Structures in the Gulf of Mexico: A Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Habitat Suitability Model
A user manual for ArcView, a computer program that brings geographic information to the desktop.
[Project Summary: Social and Economic Consequences of Onshore OCS Related Activities in Coastal Alabama]
Summary describing the work completed at Foster Associates, Inc. for the Social and Economic Consequences of Onshore OCS Related Activities in Coastal Alabama. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
An Observational Study of the Mississippi-Atchafalaya Coastal Plume: Final Report
A report characterizing the velocity structure of the Mississippi River coastal plume as well as its hydrographic, pollutant chemistry, and biological properties.
Workshop on Environmental Issues Surrounding Deepwater Oil and Gas Development
A workshop in which issues concerning deepwater expansion and its impact on the environment were discussed.