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Earth, Rotation of

Description: Encyclopedia article entry in the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture by H. James Birx. This encyclopedia article discusses the rotation of the earth.
Date: 2009
Creator: O'Toole, Erin
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Fuller's Earth

Description: For Introduction: "For these reasons an investigation of the mining, preparation, and use of fuller's earth in this country, especially in its application to edible oils, was conducted in order to ascertain why our own raw material has been deemed inapplicable to our needs."
Date: 1913
Creator: Parsons, Charles L.
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Solar Turbulence in Earth's Global and Regional Temperature Anomalies

Description: This article presents a study of the influence of solar activity on the earth's temperature. In particular, the authors focus on the repercussion of the fluctuations of the solar irradiance on the temperature of the Northern and Southern hemispheres as well as on land and ocean regions.
Date: February 26, 2004
Creator: Scafetta, Nicola; Grigolini, Paolo; Imholt, Timothy; Roberts, James A. & West, Bruce J.
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The Geochemical Earth Reference Model (GERM)

Description: The Geochemical Earth Reference Model (GERM) initiative is a grass- roots effort with the goal of establishing a community consensus on a chemical characterization of the Earth, its major reservoirs, and the fluxes between them. Long term goal of GERM is a chemical reservoir characterization analogous to the geophysical effort of the Preliminary Reference Earth Model (PREM). Chemical fluxes between reservoirs are included into GERM to illuminate the long-term chemical evolution of the Earth and to characterize the Earth as a dynamic chemical system. In turn, these fluxes control geological processes and influence hydrosphere-atmosphere-climate dynamics. While these long-term goals are clearly the focus of GERM, the process of establishing GERM itself is just as important as its ultimate goal. The GERM initiative is developed in an open community discussion on the World Wide Web (GERM home page is at http://www-ep.es.llnl. gov/germ/germ-home.html) that is mediated by a series of editors with responsibilities for distinct reservoirs and fluxes. Beginning with the original workshop in Lyons (March 1996) GERM is continued to be developed on the Internet, punctuated by workshops and special sessions at professional meetings. It is planned to complete the first model by mid-1997, followed by a call for papers for a February 1998 GERM conference in La Jolla, California.
Date: December 1, 1996
Creator: Staudigel, H.; Albarede, F.; Shaw, H.; McDonough, B. & White, W.
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Superposition in the Interpretation of Two-Layer Earth-Resistivity Curves

Description: From abstract: A method is presented for the interpretation of data on electrical resistivity by the superposition of standard reference curves on those obtained from field observations. This method is applicable where bedrock whose average resistivity is essentially uniform is overlain by overburden whose average resistivity is also uniform but markedly distinct.
Date: 1941
Creator: Roman, Irwin
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Final Report for proposal "The Interface between Earth System Models and Impacts on Society Workshop, Spring 2011

Description: The creation of a new Community Earth System Model (CESM) working group, combining science-driven research with user-driven requirements, will further broaden the CESM user base and will considerably enrich the project by building formal links to sectoral scientists and decision makers. The first step in this process is a small (~25 person) workshop to identify the goals and objectives of the new working group, to discuss how it will interact with existing CESM working groups, and to identify a few, initial pilot projects to explore how to use climate information to manage climate risk more effectively. This proposal is to support the travel costs of non-NCAR participants in this planning workshop.
Date: June 12, 2012
Creator: Hurrell, Jim
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Computational s-Block Thermochemistry with the Correlation Consistent Composite Approach

Description: Article discussing research on computational s-block thermochemistry with the correlation consistent composite approach, which has been shown to accurately compute gas-phase enthalapies of formation for alkali and alkaline earth metal oxides and hydroxides.
Date: October 3, 2007
Creator: DeYonker, Nathan J.; Ho, Dustin S.; Wilson, Angela K. & Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-
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Report on SOM Investigations in Arizona (Except the Plateau Province Area)

Description: From summary: Union Mines' examination of Arizona's pegmatites, lode deposits of the central and southeastern parts of the state, and heavy mineral concentrates from few placer deposits indicates that SOM is practically non-existent in the first two and that minor amounts of monazite and possibly other S-37 minerals are present in the last.
Date: March 26, 1946
Creator: Hill, J. M.
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Remarks by Administrator O'Keefe at the Earth Observation Summit

Description: Remarks by NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe at the 2003 Earth Observation Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of the summit was to promote the development of a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained Earth observation system or systems among governments and the international community to understand and address global environmental and economic challenges, and also to begin a process to develop a conceptual framework and implementation plan for building this integrated Earth observation system. When the space age dawned it was clear that the ability to propel robotic spacecraft and humans beyond the gravity of our home planet would open up untold avenues of exploration and discovery throughout the Solar System and beyond. What was not understood at the time was how comprehensive observations of the Earth system from space would lead to a significant new field of scientific inquiry.
Date: July 31, 2003
Creator: O'Keefe, Sean
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Analysis of Field Compaction Data: Report 2, Littleville Dam, Westfield River, Massachusetts

Description: Summary: This report is a review of the materials, specifications, procedures, equipment, and testing pertinent to construction and compaction control of the earth-fill embankment of Littleville Dam, Westfield River, Mass., constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer Division, New England.
Date: December 1970
Creator: Torrey, Victor H., III
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Review of Soils Design, Construction, and Prototype Analysis: Blakely Mountain Dam, Arkansas

Description: This report provides a review of the design and performance of the embankment and foundation of Blakely Mountain Dam in Arkansas. "This study is one of a series of similar studies of the foundation and soil mechanics features of earth dams [...] In these studies field experience is analyzed and performance of the completed structures is compared with design predictions to provide information for use in the design and construction of future projects" (p. 1).
Date: October 1956
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
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Review of Soils Design, Construction, and Performance Observations, John H. Kerr project (Buggs Island and Island Creek Dams) Virginia

Description: This report contains general background information about the John H. Kerr project, which comprises a retaining structure, Buggs Island Dam, and a backwater protection structure, Island Creek Dam. It also provides more detailed information about the design, construction, and prototype observation of each of the dams.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
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