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Climatology of Ocean Features in the Gulf of Mexico

Description: Summary report on a project that used twelve different statistics to develop a climatology of currents in the Gulf of Mexico. The results are advantageous for planning future programs, providing information for environmental impact statements, furthering additional studies, and guiding oil and gas exploration.
Date: June 2005
Creator: Vukovich, Fred M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climatology of Ocean Features in the Gulf of Mexico, Final Report

Description: Final research report project that used twelve different statistics to develop a climatology of currents in the Gulf of Mexico. The results are advantageous for planning future programs, providing information for environmental impact statements, furthering additional studies, and guiding oil and gas exploration.
Date: June 2005
Creator: Vukovich, Fred M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Project Summary: Current and Acoustical Measurements Over the Vertical Water Column In-Situ and PIES and Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Physical Oceanography Program: DeSoto Canyon Eddy Intrusion Study]

Description: Report summary describing the work completed at Science Applications International Corporation for 'Current and Acoustical Measurements Over the Vertical Water Column In-Situ and PIES and Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Physical Oceanography Program: DeSoto Canyon Eddy Intrusion Study'. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: 1999/2003
Creator: Science Applications International Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Project Summary: Modeling and Data Analysis of Circulation Processes in the Gulf of Mexico]

Description: Summary describing the work completed at Science Applications International Corporation for 'Modeling and Data Analysis of Circulation Processes in the Gulf of Mexico'. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: November 2003
Creator: Science Applications International Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Assessment of the Greenhouse Gas Emission Benefits of Heavy Duty Natural Gas Vehicles in the United States: Final Report

Description: A paper which presents a review of existing literature on emission factors, emission data collection techniques, and analytical approaches. It presents the results of SAIC's analysis of available CO2 and CH4 GHG emission data from chassis dynamometer tests of heavy-duty vehicle exhaust.
Date: September 22, 2005
Creator: Davies, Christina; Findsen, Jette & Pedraza, Lindolfo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heliostat Manufacturing for Near-Term Markets: Phase II Final Report

Description: This report describes a project by Science Applications International Corporation and its subcontractors Boeing/Rocketdyne and Bechtel Corp. to develop manufacturing technology for production of SAIC stretched membrane heliostats. The project consists of three phases, of which two are complete. This first phase had as its goals to identify and complete a detailed evaluation of manufacturing technology, process changes, and design enhancements to be pursued for near-term heliostat markets. In the second phase, the design of the SAIC stretched membrane heliostat was refined, manufacturing tooling for mirror facet and structural component fabrication was implemented, and four proof-of-concept/test heliostats were produced and installed in three locations. The proposed plan for Phase III calls for improvements in production tooling to enhance product quality and prepare increased production capacity. This project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Manufacturing Technology Program (SolMaT).
Date: December 21, 1998
Creator: Energy Products Division: Science Applications International Corporation: Golden, Colorado
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fiscal Year 1997 Well Installation, Plugging and Abandonment, and Redevelopment Summary Report Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Description: This report summarizes the well installation, plugging and abandonment and redevelopment activities conducted during the federal fiscal year (FY) 1997 at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. No new groundwater monitoring wells were installed during FY 1997. However, 13 temporary piezometers were installed around the Upper East Fork Poplar Creek (UEFPC) in the Y-12 Plant. An additional 36 temporary piezometers, also reported in this document, were installed in FY 1996 and, subsequently, assigned GW-series identification. A total of 21 monitoring wells at the Y-12 Plant were decommissioned in FY 1997. Three existing monitoring wells underwent redevelopment during FY 1997. All well installation and development (including redevelopment) was conducted following industry-standard methods and approved procedures in the Environmental Surveillance Procedures Quality Control Program (Energy Systems 1988), the {ital Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Groundwater Monitoring Technical Enforcement Guidance Document} (EPA 19?6), and {ital Guidelines for Installation of Monitoring Wells at the Y-12 Plant} (Geraghty & Miller 1985). All wells were plugged and abandoned in accordance with the Monitoring Well Plugging and Abandonment Plan for the U.S. Department of Energy, Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (HSW, Inc. 1991). Health and safety monitoring and field screening of drilling returns and development waters were conducted in accordance with approved Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Energy Systems) guidelines.
Date: September 1, 1997
Creator: Science Applications International Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Project Summary: DeSoto Canyon Eddy Intrusion Study]

Description: Summary describing the work completed at Science Applications International Corporation for the DeSoto Canyon Eddy Intrusion Study. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: November 2000
Creator: Science Applications International Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Project Summary: Study of Deepwater Currents in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico]

Description: Summary describing the work completed at Science Applications International Corporation for 'Study of Deepwater Currents in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico.' It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: July 2008
Creator: Science Applications International Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Project Summary: Exploratory Study of Deepwater Currents in the Gulf of Mexico]

Description: Summary describing the work completed at Science Applications International Corporation for 'Exploratory Study of Deepwater Currents in the Gulf of Mexico.' It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: {{{completion date}}}
Creator: Science Applications International Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sensors for environmental monitoring and long-term environmental stewardship.

Description: This report surveys the needs associated with environmental monitoring and long-term environmental stewardship. Emerging sensor technologies are reviewed to identify compatible technologies for various environmental monitoring applications. The contaminants that are considered in this report are grouped into the following categories: (1) metals, (2) radioisotopes, (3) volatile organic compounds, and (4) biological contaminants. Regulatory drivers are evaluated for different applications (e.g., drinking water, storm water, pretreatment, and air emissions), and sensor requirements are derived from these regulatory metrics. Sensor capabilities are then summarized according to contaminant type, and the applicability of the different sensors to various environmental monitoring applications is discussed.
Date: September 1, 2004
Creator: Miller, David Russell; Robinson, Alex Lockwood; Ho, Clifford Kuofei & Davis, Mary Jo (Science Applications International Corporation, Albuquerque, NM)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cumulative Ecological Significance of Oil and Gas Structures in the Gulf of Mexico: Information Search, Synthesis, and Ecological Modeling; Phase I, Final Report

Description: 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.
Date: April 1998
Creator: Gallaway, B. J.; Cole, J. G.; Lissner, A.; Waddell, E.; Heilprin, D.; Wilson, C. A. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heliostat cost reduction study.

Description: Power towers are capable of producing solar-generated electricity and hydrogen on a large scale. Heliostats are the most important cost element of a solar power tower plant. Since they constitute {approx} 50% of the capital cost of the plant it is important to reduce heliostat cost as much as possible to improve the economic performance of power towers. In this study we evaluate current heliostat technology and estimate a price of $126/m{sup 2} given year-2006 materials and labor costs for a deployment of {approx}600 MW of power towers per year. This 2006 price yields electricity at $0.067/kWh and hydrogen at $3.20/kg. We propose research and development that should ultimately lead to a price as low as $90/m{sup 2}, which equates to $0.056/kWh and $2.75/kg H{sup 2}. Approximately 30 heliostat and manufacturing experts from the United States, Europe, and Australia contributed to the content of this report during two separate workshops conducted at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility.
Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: Jones, Scott A.; Lumia, Ronald. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Davenport, Roger (Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, CA); Thomas, Robert C. (Advanced Thermal Systems, Centennial, CO); Gorman, David (Advanced Thermal Systems, Larkspur, CO); Kolb, Gregory J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An overview of the evolution of human reliability analysis in the context of probabilistic risk assessment.

Description: Since the Reactor Safety Study in the early 1970's, human reliability analysis (HRA) has been evolving towards a better ability to account for the factors and conditions that can lead humans to take unsafe actions and thereby provide better estimates of the likelihood of human error for probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of recent reviews of operational events and advances in the behavioral sciences that have impacted the evolution of HRA methods and contributed to improvements. The paper discusses the importance of human errors in complex human-technical systems, examines why humans contribute to accidents and unsafe conditions, and discusses how lessons learned over the years have changed the perspective and approach for modeling human behavior in PRAs of complicated domains such as nuclear power plants. It is argued that it has become increasingly more important to understand and model the more cognitive aspects of human performance and to address the broader range of factors that have been shown to influence human performance in complex domains. The paper concludes by addressing the current ability of HRA to adequately predict human failure events and their likelihood.
Date: January 1, 2009
Creator: Bley, Dennis C. (Buttonwood Consulting Inc., Oakton, VA); Lois, Erasmia (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC); Kolaczkowski, Alan M. (Science Applications International Corporation, Eugene, OR); Forester, John Alan; Wreathall, John (John Wreathall and Co., Dublin, OH) & Cooper, Susan E. (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Highly Compressed Ion Beam for High Energy Density Science

Description: The Heavy Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory is developing the intense ion beams needed to drive matter to the High Energy Density regimes required for Inertial Fusion Energy and other applications. An interim goal is a facility for Warm Dense Matter studies, wherein a target is heated volumetrically without being shocked, so that well-defined states of matter at 1 to 10 eV are generated within a diagnosable region. In the approach they are pursuing, low to medium mass ions with energies just above the Bragg peak are directed onto thin target ''foils,'' which may in fact be foams with mean densities 1% to 10% of solid. This approach complements that being pursued at GSI Darmstadt, wherein high-energy ion beams deposit a small fraction of their energy in a cylindrically target. They present the beam requirements for Warm Dense Matter experiments. The authors discuss neutralized drift compression and final focus experiments and modeling. They describe suitable accelerator architectures based on Drift-Tube Linac, RF, single-gap, Ionization-Front Accelerator, and Pulse-Line Ion Accelerator concepts. The last of these is being pursued experimentally. Finally, they discuss plans toward a user facility for target experiments.
Date: May 16, 2005
Creator: Friedman, A.; Barnard, J.J.; Briggs, R.J.; Callahan, D.A.; Caporaso, G.J.; Celata, C.M. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department