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Midwest Floods of 2008: Potential Impact on Agriculture

Description: This report discusses the widespread flooding across much of the Corn Belt that has cast considerable uncertainty over 2008 U.S. corn and soybean production prospects. Estimates of crop damage vary widely, and could change based on the extent of plant recovery or replanting.
Date: July 16, 2008
Creator: Schnepf, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cognitive and Perceptual-Motor Indicators of Lateralized vs. Diffuse Brain Damage in Adults.

Description: Among the goals of the neuropsychological assessment are to detect the presence of brain damage, localize which areas of the brain may be dysfunctional and describe subsequent functional impairments. The sensitivity of neuropsychological instruments in carrying out these functions is a question of some debate. The purpose of this study is to determine the utility of lateralizing indicators from the WAIS-III, McCarron Assessment of Neuromuscular Development (MAND) and Haptic Visual Discrimination Test (HVDT), from the McCarron-Dial System Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (MDS), in ascertaining the presence or absence of brain damage as well as location of lesion. The classification accuracies of using performance level indicators from these tests and lateralizing indicators, alone and together, were compared.
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Date: December 2002
Creator: Gregory, Erin Kathleen Taylor
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Survey of Gulf Coast Structural Damage Resulting from Hurricane Camille, August, 1969

Description: This report describes damage to structures by Hurricane Camille in qualitative terms, and with photographs. The investigation was carried out by a team sponsored by the Office of Civil Defense, and it includes conclusions and recommendations.
Date: 1970
Creator: Criswell, Marvin E. & Cummins, Reid S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of practical damage-mapping and inspection systems

Description: We have developed and are continuing to refine semi-automated technology for the detection and inspection of surface and bulk defects and damage in large laser optics Different manifestations of the DAMOCLES system (Damage and Artifact Mapping Of Coherent-Laser-Exposed Substrates) provide an effective and economical means of being able to detect, map and characterize surface and bulk defects which may become precursors of massive damage in optics when subjected to high-fluence laser irradiation Subsequent morphology and evolution of damage due to laser irradiation can be tracked efficiently The strength of the Damocles system is that it allows for immediate visual observation of defects in an entire optic, which can range up to l-meter dimensions, while also being able to provide digital map and magnified images of the defects with resolutions better than 5 µm.
Date: August 19, 1998
Creator: Rainer, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flood of July 17, 1972 in Gallup, New Mexico

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to supplement, in a ore detailed form, data of stage and discharge published in the annual surface-water records of the U.S. Geological Survey. This report includes: description of the flood, information on flood damage, and flood-frequency data.
Date: October 1973
Creator: Waite, Loyd A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detection and Location of Damage on Pipelines

Description: The INEEL has developed and successfully tested a real-time pipeline damage detection and location system. This system uses porous metal resistive traces applied to the pipe to detect and locate damage. The porous metal resistive traces are sprayed along the length of a pipeline. The unique nature and arrangement of the traces allows locating the damage in real time along miles of pipe. This system allows pipeline operators to detect damage when and where it is occurring, and the decision to shut down a transmission pipeline can be made with actual real-time data, instead of conservative estimates from visual inspection above the area.
Date: November 1, 2003
Creator: Moore, Karen A.; Carrington, Robert & Richardson, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flood Risk Management and Levees: A Federal Primer

Description: This report provides a primer on responsibilities for flood management, describes the role of federal agencies, and discusses flood issues before the 110th Congress. The report also discusses the legislative response to Hurricane Katrina.
Date: June 20, 2008
Creator: Cody, Betsy A. & Carter, Nicole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The National Flood Insurance Program: Status and Remaining Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an analysis of flood risk management, summarizes major challenges facing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and outlines key reforms enacted in the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The report identifies and presents some key remaining flood management issues for congressional consideration, and concludes with a discussion of policy options for the future financial management of flood hazards in the United States.
Date: February 6, 2013
Creator: King, Rawle O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flood Damage Related to Army Corps of Engineers Projects: Selected Legal Issues

Description: This report examines federal liability for flood damage and analyzes legal defenses available to the federal government. Specifically, it provides an overview of the discretionary function exemption under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and immunity under the Flood Control Act of 1928 (FCA) as applied to Corps projects. The report also considers the Corps’ potential liability for damages caused by levee failure during Hurricane Katrina and the activation of floodways during the 2011 Mississippi flooding.
Date: June 7, 2011
Creator: Brougher, Cynthia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A rich Internet application for automated detection of road blockage in post-disaster scenarios

Description: This paper presents the development of a rich Internet application for automated detection of road blockage in post-disaster scenarios using volunteered geographic information from OpenStreetMap street centerlines and airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data.
Date: February 25, 2014
Creator: Liu, W.; Dong, Pinliang; Liu, S. & Liu, J.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Micromechanics of spall and damage in tantalum

Description: The authors conducted a series of plate impact experiments using an 80-mm launcher to study dynamic void initiation, linkup, and spall in tantalum. The tests ranged in peak shock pressures so that the effect of peak pressure on the transition from void initiation, incipient spall, and full spall could be studied. Wave profiles were measured using a velocity interferometry system (VISAR), and targets were recovered using {open_quotes}soft{close_quotes} recovery techniques. The authors utilized scanning electron microscopy, metallographic cross-sections, and plateau etching techniques to obtain quantitative information concerning damage evolution in tantalum under spall conditions. The data (wave profiles and micrographs) are analyzed in terms of a new theory and model of dynamic damage cluster growth.
Date: May 1, 1996
Creator: Zurek, A.K.; Thissell, W.R.; Johnson, J.N.; Tonks, D.L. & Hixson, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Visual examinations of K east fuel elements

Description: Selected fuel elements stored in both ``good fuel`` and ``bad fuel`` canisters in K East Basin were extracted and visually examined full length for damage. Lower end damage in the ``bad fuel`` canisters was found to be more severe than expected based on top end appearances. Lower end damage for the ``good fuel`` canisters, however, was less than expected based on top end observations. Since about half of the fuel in K East Basin is contained in ``good fuel`` canisters based on top end assessments, the fraction of fuel projected to be intact with respect to IPS processing considerations remains at 50% based on these examination results.
Date: February 3, 1997
Creator: Pitner, A.L., Fluor Daniel Hanford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Visual examinations of K west fuel elements

Description: Over 250 fuel assemblies stored in sealed canisters in the K West Basin were extracted and visually examined for damage. Substantial damage was expected based on high cesium levels previously measured in water samples taken from these canisters. About 11% of the inner elements and 45% of the outer elements were found to be failed in these examinations. Canisters that had cesium levels of I curie or more generally had multiple instances of major fuel damage.
Date: February 3, 1997
Creator: Pitner, A.L., Fluor Daniel Hanford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Flood Policy Challenges: Lessons from the 2008 Midwest Flood

Description: This report provides a primer on recent developments, the federal role in flood policy, and the limitations of levees and dams. It also discusses lessons from the 2008 Midwest flood compared to the 1993 flood, and the evolution of U.S. flood policy. It pays particular attention to the role of Congress and federal agencies and programs, and the available tools for addressing the nation's flood challenge.
Date: February 5, 2009
Creator: Carter, Nicole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flood Risk Management: Federal Role in Infrastructure

Description: This report discusses federal investment decisions on flood control infrastructure, such as levees, floodwalls, and dams. The report also analyzes flood risk as a composite of flood threat, consequence, and vulnerability. The report illustrates that federal policy focuses attention on only some aspects of flood risk and summarizes the options being discussed for addressing other aspects of flood risk in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Carter, Nicole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department