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Uranium Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance of the Albuquerque NTMS Quadrangle, New Mexico, Including Concentrations of Forty-Three Additional Elements

Description: Report of reconnaissance of the Albuquerque NTMS quadrangle through water and sediment samples collected from springs, wells, and streams. Samples analyzed for uranium and 42 other elements. This report is limited to samples containing uranium concentrations greater than the arbitrary anomaly thresholds of 5 parts per billion for waters and 6 parts per million for sediments.
Date: June 1979
Creator: Maassen, Larry W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance of the Casper NTMS Quadrangle, Wyoming, Including Concentrations of Forty-Two Additional Elements

Description: Report of uranium and thorium findings from a reconnaissance of the Casper NTMS quadrangle through water and sediment samples analyzed for uranium elements by delayed neutron counting and fluorometry, thorium, and 41 additional elements by neutron activation analysis, x-ray fluorescence, and arc-source emission spectroscopy.
Date: June 1980
Creator: LaDelfe, Carol M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Retrogressive Failures in Sand Deposits of the Mississippi River, Report 1: Field Investigations, Laboratory Studies and Analysis of the Hypothesized Failure Mechanism

Description: First report regarding geotechnical field investigations meant to apply current state-of-the-art knowledge and methods to assessing the in situ characteristics of susceptible point bar deposits below Baton Rouge.
Date: June 1988
Creator: Torrey, Victor H., III; Dunbar, Joseph B. & Peterson, Richard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surges in Southern Outfall Sewer and Flow Conditions in State Fairgrounds (Western Parkway) Pumping Plant, Louisville, Kentucky: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Report of findings from various tests: "Model investigations of the surges occurring in sewer lines and of the flow conditions in a typical pumping plant, used to dispose of drainage during high river stages, were conducted as a part of the local flood protection project for Louisville, Kentucky. Studies conducted on a 1:32 scale simplified model of the Southern Outfall Sewer provided general information on the relative amount of relief from surges to be expected from the pumping station and manholes in the sewer line upstream" (p. v).
Date: June 1954
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy Related Use Conflicts for the Columbia River Estuary, Volume 2: Atlas

Description: "This volume consists of 3 overviews, an index to the quadrants, and a series of 11 scenario maps that forecast energy related developments of the Lower Columbia River and Estuary from 1981 to 2006."
Date: June 1983
Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Changeable Interaction between Soils and Pressure Cells: Tests and Reviews at the Waterways Experiment Station

Description: Partial abstract: "The principal subjects of the report are the often neglected changes in the interaction of soil and pressure cells with consequent changes in relative errors in cell registrations. The report contains (a) a brief account of the development and use of soil pressure cells; (b) a review of proposed theories for soil-cell interaction; (c) a delayed account of tests with Waterways Experiment Station pressure cells placed in a large triaxial device; and (d) tentative conclusions plus suggestions for calibration, installation, and measuring procedures."
Date: June 1976
Creator: Hvorslev, Mikael Juul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

State-of-the-Art for Assessing Earthquake Hazards in the United States, Report 28: Recommended Accelerograms for Earthquake Ground Motions

Description: Abstract: "A catalog of recommended accelerograms and response spectra is provided to accompany all representative values for Richter magnitudes at distance determined peak horizontal accelerations-velocities-durations, hard and soft sites, shallow and deep earthquakes. Accelerograms are also recommended for corresponding Modified Mercalli intensities. The accelerograms are related to the Krinitzsky-Chang-Nuttli curves for magnitude and distance, and the Krinitzsky-Chang curves for MM intensity."
Date: June 1992
Creator: Leeds, David J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earthquake Resistance of Earth and Rock-Fill Dams, Report 2: Analysis of Response of Rifle Gap Dam to Project Rulison Underground Nuclear Detonation

Description: Summary: The motion of Rifle Gap Dam was measured in September 1969 during the Project RULISON underground nuclear explosion. The observed response was then compared with the response computed in a mathematical model. Observed and computed responses were similar. From this study it appears that the mathematical models used are applicable to the design and analysis of soil structures, at least for ground motion intensities comparable to those observed at Rifle Gap Dam. (p. xi).
Date: June 1972
Creator: Ahlberg, James E.; Fowler, Jack & Heller, Lyman W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vibroseismic Survey, Railroad Test Embankment, Aikman, Kansas

Description: Report regarding refraction seismic and vibratory tests conducted on a railroad test embankment near Aikman, Kansas as well as attenuation and dynamic laboratory tests. The refraction seismic tests indicated the existence of two distinct velocity zones, one for the embankment and one for the underlying limestone bedrock.
Date: June 1972
Creator: Curro, Joseph R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Condition Survey: Carswell Air Force Base, Texas

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Carswell Air Force Base (CAFB), Texas, during 16-19 December 1972. The two major areas of interest considered in this survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements and the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield.
Date: June 1973
Creator: Jackson, Ralph D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Deterioration and Repair of Concrete in the Lower Monumental Navigation Lock Wall

Description: "This report discusses surface deterioration and repairs of concrete in the Lower Monumental Lock on the Snake River in Washington. It includes discussion of laboratory studies, testing, construction, and field evaluation of the original concrete and of the various cementitious coatings used for repairs" (p. i).
Date: June 1981
Creator: Schrader, Ernest K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Performance of Concrete and Concreting Materials Exposed to Natural Weathering, Volume 1: Active Investigations

Description: Partial summary: "To assess the durability of concrete and other materials used in concrete construction when exposed to natural weathering, the Corps of Engineers maintains severe-, mild-, moderate-, and non-weathering exposure stations at various locations in the United States. Specimens from actual structures and experimental specimens in which the amounts or kinds of components are varied are exposed until they fail or until testing is completed, whichever occurs first. The specimens are inspected periodically, and tested to determine their dynamic modulus of elasticity and pulse velocity. [...] Volume 1 contains the active evaluations" (p. ix).
Date: June 1960
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Foundation Investigations, NASA Mississippi Test Facility, Report 4: Dynamic Behavior of Piling During Initial Test Firings on the S-IC and S-II Test Complexes

Description: Report on test firings conducted by a U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) test facility. "The Mississippi Test Facility, located approximately 40 miles northeast of New Orleans, La., is the site of the test stands built to test the first and second stages of the Saturn V space vehicle. At the request of the U. S. Army Engineer District, Mobile, plans were developed for instrumenting the test stands to obtain data on foundation base pressures, lateral wall pressures, and pile loads during and after the actual test firings of the Saturn V engines" (p. xi).
Date: June 1970
Creator: Fowler, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mission Bay Harbor, California, Design for Wave and Surge Protection and Flood Control: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Partial abstract: A 1:100-scale (undistorted) hydraulic model, reproducing Mission Bay Harbor, approximately 3 miles of shoreline, and sufficient offshore area to permit generation of the required test waves, was used to investigate the arrangement and design of proposed structures for (a) improving hazardous entrance conditions, (b) reducing surge inside the harbor, and (c) eliminating potential flood hazards. The original proposal for harbor improvement consisted of a 2,200-ft-long offshore breakwater. The proposed structures for river flood control consisted of (a) a 1,200-ft-long weir in the middle jetty, (b) various south jetty extensions, and (c) diversion dikes on the middle jetty.
Date: June 1983
Creator: Curren, Charles R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Physical Hydraulic Models: Assessment of Predictive Capabilities; Report 1: Hydrodynamics of the Delaware River Estuary Model

Description: Partial abstract: The purpose of this study is to define the reliability with which results of tests conducted in a physical model of the Delaware River Estuary can be used to predict the effects of modifications to the estuary. The Delaware River model at the Waterways Experiment Station was used to conduct tests to predict the effects of the navigation channel enlargement between Philadelphia and Trenton, and the results of the tests are compared with subsequent prototype data to determine the accuracy of the model predictions.
Date: June 1975
Creator: Letter, Joseph V., Jr. & McAnally, William H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Vaiont Slide: A Geotechnical Analysis Based on New Geologic Observations of the Failure Surface, Volume 1: Main Text

Description: First part of a final report describing "efforts to confirm the existence and nature of clay seams in the [Vaiont Slide] mass and to confirm the possible existence of an 'old' slide at the site. These efforts were made by (a) firsthand field observations of the geology, (b) an examination of preslide and postslide airphotographs, (c) laboratory testing of samples of failure plane materials, and (d) and examination and translation of geologic and other documents related to preslide and postslide conditions" (abstract, para. 2). The report also presents stability analyses of the Vaiont Slide.
Date: June 1985
Creator: Hendron, A. J., Jr. & Patton, F. D.
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The Vaiont Slide: A Geotechnical Analysis Based on New Geologic Observations of the Failure Surface, Volume 2: Appendicies A Through G

Description: Second part of a final report containing appendices to accompany a study describing "efforts to confirm the existence and nature of clay seams in the [Vaiont Slide] mass and to confirm the possible existence of an 'old' slide at the site. These efforts were made by (a) firsthand field observations of the geology, (b) an examination of preslide and postslide airphotographs, (c) laboratory testing of samples of failure plane materials, and (d) and examination and translation of geologic and other documents related to preslide and postslide conditions" (abstract, para. 2, Volume 1).
Date: June 1985
Creator: Hendron, A. J., Jr. & Patton, F. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

House Committee Markup: Vehicle for Consideration and Amendment

Description: This report discusses aspects of the process by which House committees mark up and report legislation. The markup begins with the chair calling up a particular measure for consideration by the committee. The next action depends on the nature of the "markup vehicle" (i.e., the text that the chair intends for the committee to amend and report), which may be different from the measure laid before the panel for consideration. The vehicle can come before the committee in several different forms, each of which has its own procedural and political consequences.
Date: June 1, 2006
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Endangered Species: Difficult Choices

Description: This report discusses various measures being considered by Congress that propose to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Major issues in recent years have focused on whether to incorporate further protection for property owners and reduce regulatory impacts, whether to increase the protection afforded listed species, or whether to modify various aspects of the ESA, such as the role of science in decision-making.
Date: June 14, 2004
Creator: Buck, Eugene H.; Corn, M. L. & Baldwin, Pamela
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revenue Legislation in the Congressional Budget Process

Description: This report discusses revenue legislation, which may include changes to individual and corporate income taxes, social insurance taxes, excise taxes, or tariffs and duties. Congressional consideration of revenue legislation is governed by various constitutional provisions and procedural rules.
Date: June 13, 2003
Creator: Heniff, Bill, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hearings in the House of Representatives: A Guide for Preparation and Procedure

Description: The report describes provisions of House rules that pertain to hearings; citations to these rules are included for reference. While House rules generally apply to committees and subcommittees, it is House Rule XI that contains many provisions specific to hearings. House rules set the general framework in which committees hold hearings.
Date: June 13, 2006
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Broadband Internet Regulation and Access: Background and Issues

Description: This report discusses broadband Internet, examining what it is and the various technologies that allow for its transmission. Broadband or high-speed Internet access is provided by technologies that give users the ability to send and receive data at volumes and speeds far greater than access over traditional telephone lines; it also provides a continuous, "always on" connection (no need to dial-up) and a "twoway" capability, that is, the ability to both receive (download) and transmit (upload) data at high speeds.
Date: June 14, 2006
Creator: Gilroy, Angele A. & Kruger, Lennard G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department