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Collaborative Research: ARM observations for the development and evaluation of models and parameterizations of cloudy boundary layers

Description: This is a collaborative project with Dr. Ping Zhu at Florida International University. It was designed to address key issues regarding the treatment of boundary layer cloud processes in climate models with UM’s research focusing on the analyses of ARM cloud radar observations from MMCR and WACR and FIU’s research focusing on numerical simulations of boundary layer clouds. This project capitalized on recent advancements in the ARM Millimeter Cloud Radar (MMCR) processing and the development of t… more
Date: July 12, 2013
Creator: Albrecht, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Summary of LIFE Delivery Plan

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Date: June 12, 2013
Creator: Anklam, T M
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The United States and Europe: Responding to Change in the Middle East and North Africa

Description: This report assesses some of the policy implications of recent and ongoing events in the Middle East region, provides an overview of U.S. responses to date, and explores select case studies to illustrate some key questions and dilemmas that Congress and the executive branch may face with regard to these issues and others in the future.
Date: June 12, 2013
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Assessment of Energy Storage Alternatives in the Puget Sound Energy System

Description: As part of an ongoing study co-funded by the Bonneville Power Administration, under its Technology Innovation Grant Program, and the U.S. Department of Energy, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed an approach and modeling tool for assessing the net benefits of using energy storage located close to the customer in the distribution grid to manage demand. PNNL in collaboration with PSE and Primus Power has evaluated the net benefits of placing a zinc bromide battery syste… more
Date: December 12, 2013
Creator: Balducci, Patrick J.; Jin, Chunlian; Wu, Di; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW; Leslie, Patrick & Daitch, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses reports of a mass casualty chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus and the possible punitive U.S. military action against the Asad regime.
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M. & Sharp, Jeremy M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Abortion and Family Planning-Related Provisions in U.S. Foreign Assistance Law and Policy

Description: This report details legislation and policies that restrict or place requirements on U.S. funding of abortion or family planning activities abroad. The level and extent of federal funding for these activities is an ongoing and controversial issue in U.S. foreign assistance and will likely continue to be a point of contention during the 113th Congress.
Date: February 12, 2013
Creator: Blanchfield, Luisa
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Legislative Branch Agency Appointments: History, Processes, and Recent Proposals

Description: Report that contains information on the legislative branch agency heads' appointment processes, length of tenures (if terms are set), reappointment or removal provisions (if any), salaries and benefits, and most recent appointments.
Date: June 12, 2013
Creator: Brudnick, Ida A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Boildown Study on Supernatant Liquid Retrieved from AP-107 in May 2010

Description: A boildown study was completed on a composite prepared from supernatant liquid grab samples retrieved from tank 241-AP-107 in May of 2010. The composite was a clear, yellow liquid containing no visible solids at hot cell ambient temperatures (25-27 °C). The density of the test composite was 1.216 g/mL at 26.8 °C. The boiling temperature curves generated at three reduced pressures—40-, 60-, and 80 Torr—displayed steadily increasing boiling temperatures with increasing volume reduction with no si… more
Date: February 12, 2013
Creator: Callaway, W. S. & Page, J. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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C-104 Solid Phase Characterization of Sample 4C-13-1 From Tank 241-C-104 Closure Sampling Event

Description: One solid grab sample from closure sampling in Riser 7 of tank 214-C-I04 (C-I04) was examined to determine the solid phases that were present. The sample was analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The purpose of this analysis was to see if the presence of hydrated phases could provide a possible explanation for the high moisture content obtained from thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
Date: June 12, 2013
Creator: Cooke, Gary A. & Pestovich, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Public Health Service Agencies: Overview and Funding

Description: Within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), eight agencies are designated components of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS): (1) the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), (2) the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), (3) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), (4) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), (5) the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), (6) the Indian Health Service (IHS), (7) the National Institutes of Hea… more
Date: November 12, 2013
Creator: Corby-Edwards, Amalia K. & Redhead, C. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Guns, Excise Taxes, and Wildlife Restoration

Description: As a result of the recent debate over guns, gun rights, and gun-related violence, there has been a marked increase in sales of many weapons as well as ammunition. Through an excise tax on firearms and ammunition, such sales have a marked beneficial effect on funding for state wildlife programs through the Wildlife Restoration Program (also known as Pittman-Robertson or P-R). This report examines these taxes, their allocation, and their use. It also examines the effects of sequestration of this … more
Date: March 12, 2013
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne & Gravelle, Jane G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Benefits for Members of Congress

Description: This report covers health benefits made available to Members of Congress through federal government employment, including Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, services at the Office of the Attending Physician and military hospitals, and Medicare. It also offers a comparison of FEHBP to health benefits offered by the private sector and state and local governments and a discussion of the effect of the… more
Date: February 12, 2013
Creator: Cornell, Ada S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Animal Welfare Act: Background and Selected Animal Welfare Legislation

Description: In 1966, Congress passed the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act (P.L. 89-54) to prevent pets from being stolen for sale to research laboratories, and to regulate the humane care and handling of dogs, cats, and other laboratory animals. The law was amended in 1970 (P.L. 91-579), changing the name to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA is adminstered by the U.S. Desprtment of Agricultures Animal and Plant Health Inspector Service. Congress periodically has amended the act to strengthen enforcement, … more
Date: June 12, 2013
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Higher Education Tax Benefits: Brief Overview and Budgetary Effects

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the higher education tax benefits that are currently available to students and their families. The report contrasts higher education tax benefits with traditional student aid, presents a brief history of higher education tax policy over the past 60 years, summarizes key features of the available tax benefits, and provides JCT estimates of revenue losses resulting from individual tax provisions.
Date: March 12, 2013
Creator: Crandall-Hollick, Margot L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: History, Impact, and Issues

Description: This report examines debates regarding what constitutes an "unfunded federal mandate" and the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995's (UMRA) implementation. It focuses on UMRA's requirement that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issue written cost estimate statements for federal mandates in legislation, its procedures for raising points of order in the House and Senate concerning unfunded federal mandates in legislation, and its requirement that federal agencies prepare written cost estimate… more
Date: December 12, 2013
Creator: Dilger, Robert Jay & Beth, Richard S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Study of Multi-Scale Cloud Processes Over the Tropical Western Pacific Using Cloud-Resolving Models Constrained by Satellite Data

Description: Clouds in the tropical western Pacific are an integral part of the large scale environment. An improved understanding of the multi-scale structure of clouds and their interactions with the environment is critical to the ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) program for developing and evaluating cloud parameterizations, understanding the consequences of model biases, and providing a context for interpreting the observational data collected over the ARM Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites. Thr… more
Date: March 12, 2013
Creator: Dudhia, Jimy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet

Description: This report provides data on the minimum wage that was changed, and it presents its nominal and real value.
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Elwell, Craig K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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MOLECULAR APPROACHES FOR IN SITU IDENTIFCIATION OF NITRATE UTILIZATION BY MARINE BACTERIA AND PHYTOPLANKTON

Description: Traditionally, the importance of inorganic nitrogen (N) for the nutrition and growth of marine phytoplankton has been recognized, while inorganic N utilization by bacteria has received less attention. Likewise, organic N has been thought to be important for heterotrophic organisms but not for phytoplankton. However, accumulating evidence suggests that bacteria compete with phytoplankton for nitrate (NO3-) and other N species. The consequences of this competition may have a profound effect on th… more
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Frischer, Marc E.; Verity, Peter G.; Gilligan, Mathew R.; Bronk, Deborah A.; Zehr, Jonathan P. & Booth, Melissa G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Compound Refractive Lenses for Thermal Neutron Applications

Description: This project designed and built compound refractive lenses (CRLs) that are able to focus, collimate and image using thermal neutrons. Neutrons are difficult to manipulate compared to visible light or even x rays; however, CRLs can provide a powerful tool for focusing, collimating and imaging neutrons. Previous neutron CRLs were limited to long focal lengths, small fields of view and poor resolution due to the materials available and manufacturing techniques. By demonstrating a fabrication metho… more
Date: November 12, 2013
Creator: Gary, Charles K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Electrode Induced Removal and Recovery of Uranium (VI) from Acidic Subsurfaces

Description: The overarching objective of this research is to provide an improved understanding of how aqueous geochemical conditions impact the removal of U and Tc from groundwater and how engineering design may be utilized to optimize removal of these radionuclides. Experiments were designed to address the unique conditions in Area 3 of ORNL while also providing broader insight into the geochemical effectors of the removal rates and extent for U and Tc. The specific tasks of this work were to: 1) quantify… more
Date: August 12, 2013
Creator: Gregory, Kelvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SAVANNAH RIVER SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT SUMMARY FOR 2012

Description: This report's purpose is to: � Present summary environmental data that characterize Site environmental management performance, � Describe compliance status with respect to environmental standards and requirements, and � Highlight significant programs and efforts. Environmental monitoring is conducted extensively with a 2,000-square-mile network extending 25 miles from SRS, with some monitoring performed as far as 100 miles from the Site. The area includes neighboring cities, towns, and cou… more
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Griffith, M. & Meyer, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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