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Analysis of V-G Records From the SNJ-4 Airplane

Description: Report discusses an attempt to adapt a method of analysis of V-G data to predict the occurrences of large values of airspeed and acceleration from an SNJ-4 airplane; the data are presented as "flight envelopes". The flight envelopes "predict that, on average, in a stated number of flight hours, one airspeed, one positive acceleration, and one negative acceleration will exceed the envelope with equal probability of the accelerations being experienced at any airspeed" (from Discussion). The analysis method shows promise for predicting flight loads and speeds for airplanes on which loads due to maneuvers predominate.
Date: December 1945
Creator: Wilkerson, M. & Bennett, S. A.
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Occam's Razor and Petascale Visual Data Analysis

Description: One of the central challenges facing visualization research is how to effectively enable knowledge discovery. An effective approach will likely combine application architectures that are capable of running on today?s largest platforms to address the challenges posed by large data with visual data analysis techniques that help find, represent, and effectively convey scientifically interesting features and phenomena.
Date: June 12, 2009
Creator: Bethel, E. Wes; Johnson, Chris; Ahern, Sean; Bell, John; Bremer, Peer-Timo; Childs, Hank et al.
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Representing regional P/S discriminants for event indentification: a comparison of distance corrections, path parameter regressions, cap-averaging and kriging

Description: Short-period regional P/S amplitude ratios hold much promise for discriminating low magnitude explosions from earthquakes in a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty monitoring context. However, propagation effects lead to variability in regional phase amplitudes that if not accounted for can reduce or eliminate the ability of P/S ratios to discriminate the seismic source. lo this study, several representations of short-period regional P/S amplitude ratios are compared in order to determine which methodology best accounts for the effect of heterogeneous structure on P/S amplitudes. These methodologies are: I) distance corrections, including azimuthal subdivision of the data; 2) path specific crustal waveguide parameter regressions; 3) cap-averaging (running mean smoothing); and 4) kriging. The "predictability" of each method is established by cross-validation (leave-one-out) analysis. We apply these techniques to represent Pn/Lg, Pg/Lg and Pn/Sn observations in three frequency bands (0.75-6.0 Hz) at station ABKT (Alibek, Turkmenistan), site of a primary seismic station of the It~temational Monitoring System (IMS). Paths to ABKT sample diverse crustal stmctores (e.g. various topographic, sedimentary and geologic structures), leading to great variability in the observed P/S amplitude ratios. Subdivision of the data be back-azimuth leads to stronger distance trends than that for the entire data set. This observation alone indicates that path propagation effects due to laterally varying shucture are important for the P/S ratios recorded at ABKT. For these data to be useful for isolating source characteristics, the scatter needs to be reduced by accounting for the path effects and the resulting P/S ratio distribution needs to Gaussian for spatial interpolation and discrimination strategies to be most effective. Each method reduces the scatter of the P/S ratios with varying degrees of success, however kriging has the distinct advantages of providing the greatest variance reduction and a continuous correction surface with an estimate of the model uncertainty. The largest scatter ...
Date: June 18, 1998
Creator: Myers, S C; Rodgers, A J; Schultz, C A & Walter, W R
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SQL Data Analysis Procedures to Create Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups on Sample of Decomposed MARC Records Phase 1 Testing

Description: This document describes the data analysis procedures developed to create the Aggregate and Candidate Record Groups using SQL statements. This is the preliminary version of these procedures tested and validated on a sample of decomposed MARC records. (For a description of how the MARC records were decomposed see the Z-Interop document, Decomposing MARC 21 Records for Analysis. A subsequent version may be necessary as the authors move to the procedures for the entire file of decomposed records.
Date: October 14, 2001
Creator: Yoon, JungWon & Moen, William E.
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Report and Analysis of Test Data From 1998 Trawl Positioning Gear Trails in the Puget Sound Dabob Bay, Washington

Description: A report about a test which can determine which USBL system performs best in conditions that approximate those in Bristol Bay, Alaska. In the future, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center will need to track bottom fishing trawls in order to assess their impact upon the sea floor biology in Alaska.
Date: December 1999
Creator: Connaughey, Robert MC
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Long-Term X-Ray Variability of Typical Active Galactic Nuclei in the Distant Universe

Description: This article discusses the long-term (≈15 years, observed frame) X-ray variability analyses of the 68 brightest radio-quiet active galactic nuclei (AGNs) in the 6 Ms Chandra Deep Field-South survey.
Date: November 3, 2016
Creator: Yang, G.; Brandt, William Nielsen; Luo, Bin; Xue, Yongquan; Bauer, Franz E.; Sun, M. et al.
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ATLAS Metadata Task Force

Description: This document provides an overview of the metadata, which are needed to characterizeATLAS event data at different levels (a complete run, data streams within a run, luminosity blocks within a run, individual events).
Date: April 4, 2007
Creator: Collaboration, ATLAS; Costanzo, D.; Cranshaw, J.; Gadomski, S.; Jezequel, S.; Klimentov, A. et al.
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Visualization and Analysis of 3D Gene Expression Data

Description: Recent methods for extracting precise measurements ofspatial gene expression patterns from three-dimensional (3D) image dataopens the way for new analysis of the complex gene regulatory networkscontrolling animal development. To support analysis of this novel andhighly complex data we developed PointCloudXplore (PCX), an integratedvisualization framework that supports dedicated multi-modal, physical andinformation visualization views along with algorithms to aid in analyzingthe relationships between gene expression levels. Using PCX, we helpedour science stakeholders to address many questions in 3D gene expressionresearch, e.g., to objectively define spatial pattern boundaries andtemporal profiles of genes and to analyze how mRNA patterns arecontrolled by their regulatory transcription factors.
Date: October 25, 2007
Creator: Bethel, E. Wes; Rubel, Oliver; Weber, Gunther H.; Hamann, Bernd & Hagen, Hans
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Planning for a program design for energy environmental analysis. Progress report, April 1, 1975--June 30, 1975

Description: The work reported in this second quarterly progress report has focussed on completing the first generation approach to the use of operational gaming in a regional assessment study program, writing an interim report on the work accomplished, and progress on the second generation approach which attempts to quantify the mechanisms identified in the first generation approach. The interim report, provided as an addendum to this report, provides detailed descriptions of the first generation work. This report provides a brief summary of the initial work on the second generation approach as well as the first generation approach. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1975
Creator: Denton, J C
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FastBit: Interactively Searching Massive Data

Description: As scientific instruments and computer simulations produce more and more data, the task of locating the essential information to gain insight becomes increasingly difficult. FastBit is an efficient software tool to address this challenge. In this article, we present a summary of the key underlying technologies, namely bitmap compression, encoding, and binning. Together these techniques enable FastBit to answer structured (SQL) queries orders of magnitude faster than popular database systems. To illustrate how FastBit is used in applications, we present three examples involving a high-energy physics experiment, a combustion simulation, and an accelerator simulation. In each case, FastBit significantly reduces the response time and enables interactive exploration on terabytes of data.
Date: June 23, 2009
Creator: Wu, Kesheng; Ahern, Sean; Bethel, E. Wes; Chen, Jacqueline; Childs, Hank; Cormier-Michel, Estelle et al.
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Type Ia Supernova Intrinsic Magnitude Dispersion and the Fitting of Cosmological Parameters

Description: I present an analysis for fitting cosmological parameters from a Hubble Diagram of a standard candle with unknown intrinsic magnitude dispersion. The dispersion is determined from the data themselves, simultaneously with the cosmological parameters. This contrasts with the strategies used to date. The advantages of the presented analysis are that it is done in a single fit (it is not iterative), it provides a statistically founded and unbiased estimate of the intrinsic dispersion, and its cosmological-parameter uncertainties account for the intrinsic dispersion uncertainty. Applied to Type Ia supernovae, my strategy provides a statistical measure to test for sub-types and assess the significance of any magnitude corrections applied to the calibrated candle. Parameter bias and differences between likelihood distributions produced by the presented and currently-used fitters are negligibly small for existing and projected supernova data sets.
Date: December 10, 2010
Creator: Kim, Alex G
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Interfacing interactive data analysis tools with the grid: The PPDG CS-11 activity

Description: For today's physicists, who work in large geographically distributed collaborations, the data grid promises significantly greater capabilities for analysis of experimental data and production of physics results than is possible with today's ''remote access'' technologies. The goal of letting scientists at their home institutions interact with and analyze data as if they were physically present at the major laboratory that houses their detector and computer center has yet to be accomplished. The Particle Physics DataGrid project (www.ppdg.net) has recently embarked on an effort to ''Interface and Integrate Interactive Data Analysis Tools with the grid and identify Common Components and Services.'' The initial activities are to collect known and identify new requirements for grid services and analysis tools from a range of current and future experiments (ALICE, ATLAS, BaBar, D0, CMS, JLab, STAR, others welcome), to determine if existing plans for tools and services meet these requirements. Follow-on activities will foster the interaction between grid service developers, analysis tool developers, experiment analysis frame work developers and end user physicists, and will identify and carry out specific development/integration work so that interactive analysis tools utilizing grid services actually provide the capabilities that users need. This talk will summarize what we know of requirements for analysis tools and grid services, as well as describe the identified areas where more development work is needed.
Date: October 9, 2002
Creator: Olson, Douglas L. & Perl, Joseph
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NGNP Data Management and Analysis System Analysis and Web Delivery Capabilities

Description: Projects for the Very High Temperature Reactor Technology Development Office provide data in support of Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing of the very high temperature reactor. Fuel and materials to be used in the reactor are tested and characterized to quantify performance in high-temperature and high-fluence environments. In addition, thermal-hydraulic experiments are conducted to validate codes used to assess reactor safety. The Very High Temperature Reactor Technology Development Office has established the NGNP Data Management and Analysis System (NDMAS) at the Idaho National Laboratory to ensure that very high temperature reactor data are (1) qualified for use, (2) stored in a readily accessible electronic form, and (3) analyzed to extract useful results. This document focuses on the third NDMAS objective. It describes capabilities for displaying the data in meaningful ways and for data analysis to identify useful relationships among the measured quantities.
Date: September 1, 2010
Creator: Gentillon, Cynthia D.
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Data Analysis of Early Fuel Cell Market Demonstrations

Description: Presentation about early fuel cell markets, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Hydrogen Secure Data Center and its role in data analysis and demonstrations, and composite data products, and results reported to multiple stakeholders.
Date: November 17, 2009
Creator: Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Wipke, K. & Sprik, S.
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Regularization Analysis of SAR Superresolution

Description: Superresolution concepts offer the potential of resolution beyond the classical limit. This great promise has not generally been realized. In this study we investigate the potential application of superresolution concepts to synthetic aperture radar. The analytical basis for superresolution theory is discussed. In a previous report the application of the concept to synthetic aperture radar was investigated as an operator inversion problem. Generally, the operator inversion problem is ill posed. This work treats the problem from the standpoint of regularization. Both the operator inversion approach and the regularization approach show that the ability to superresolve SAR imagery is severely limited by system noise.
Date: April 1, 2002
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Analysis of facility-monitoring data

Description: This paper discusses techniques for analysis of data collected from nuclear-safeguards facility-monitoring systems. These methods can process information gathered from sensors and make interpretations that are in the best interests of the facility or agency, thereby enhancing safeguards while shortening inspection time.
Date: September 1, 1996
Creator: Howell, J.A.
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Existing climate data sources and Their Use in Heat IslandResearch

Description: Existing climate data sources can be used in two general types of analysis for the detection of urban heat islands. Historical analyses use long-term data records-preferentially from several locations in and around an urban area-to trace the gradual influence of urban development on its climate. Primary sources of such data include the cooperative network, first-order National Weather Service stations, and military weather stations. Analyses of short-term data use information from a dense urban weather station network to discern the location, extent, and magnitude of urban heat islands. Such analyses may use the aforementioned national networks or regional networks such as agricultural, air quality monitoring, or utility networks. We demonstrate the use of existing data sources with a historical analysis of temperature trends in Los Angeles, California, and an analysis of short-term data of the urban temperature profile for Phoenix, Arizona. The Los Angeles climate was examined with eleven long-term data records from the cooperative network. Statistically significant trends of rising temperature were detected at Los Angeles Civic Center and other stations over some parts of the year, although timing of the increase varied from station to station. Observed increases in temperatures maybe due to long-term climate changes, microclimate influences, or local-scale heat islands. The analysis of short-term data was made for Phoenix using the PRISMS station network. Mean diurnal temperature profiles for a month were examined and compared with those for adjacent rural areas. Data fi-om stations in the center of Phoenix showed clear and significant nighttime and daytime temperature differences of 1- 2K (3 - 4"F). These temperature increases maybe attributable to a local-scale heat island.
Date: October 1, 1998
Creator: Akbari, Hashem; Pon, Brian; Smith, Craig Kenton & Stamper-Kurn, Dan Moses
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Superresolution and Synthetic Aperture Radar

Description: Superresolution concepts offer the potential of resolution beyond the classical limit. This great promise has not generally been realized. In this study we investigate the potential application of superresolution concepts to synthetic aperture radar. The analytical basis for superresolution theory is discussed. The application of the concept to synthetic aperture radar is investigated as an operator inversion problem. Generally, the operator inversion problem is ill posed. A criterion for judging superresolution processing of an image is presented.
Date: May 1, 2001
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