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Correlation of Backswamp Sediments: Atchafalaya Test Section 6, Atchafalaya Levee System, Louisiana

Description: This report describes the results of a series of tests on soil borings taken in Atchafalaya Test Section VI, a 2000-ft-long portion of the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee System in south-central Louisiana. The samples were tested to interpret the depositional layers in the foundations soils and to determine various engineering properties.
Date: May 1970
Creator: Krinitzsky, E. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distribution of Soils Bordering the Mississippi River from Donaldsonville to Head of Passes

Description: Summary: "This report maps the distribution of soils which border the Mississippi between river mile 189 and Head of Passes in southeast Louisiana with special regard to their engineering significance. The subsurface disposition of depositional environments and their associated soil types are shown on 34 subsurface profiles. The text describes the physiographic and geologic development of the area studied, summarizes physical and engineering characteristics of the engineering soil types mapped, and discusses some of the effects of geologic factors on river migration" (p. vii).
Date: June 1962
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, Southeastern Louisiana: Volume 1

Description: "The purpose of this report is to consolidate data gathered by the Corps of Engineers in various geologic investigations, and to augment this material with pertinent information garnered from the extensive investigations and studies [of the Mississippi River deltaic plain and its associated offshore area]" (p. 1). The report focuses primarily on those materials that are most important from an engineering standpoint.
Date: July 1958
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pumping Station for Teche-Vermilion Basins, Atchafalaya River, Louisiana: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Abstract: The model study was conducted to evaluate the characteristics of flow in the inlet channel, original sump, energy dissipator (saxophone outlet), and outlet channel and to develop practical modifications required for improving the hydraulic performance of the structure.
Date: March 1980
Creator: Saunders, Peter E. & Fletcher, Bobby P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report on the Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill, Resulting in One Fatality and Injury on September 21, 1978, at Well 6 of Cavern 6 at the West Hackberry, Louisiana, Oil Storage Site of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Description: The following report is the independent product of the Accident Investigation Committee which was commissioned by the Department of Energy following the accident on September 21, 1978, at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve site at West Hackberry, Louisiana.
Date: November 1978
Creator: United States. Department of Energy.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aggression and Social Interest in Behavior Disordered Students

Description: This study investigated whether behavior disordered children would decrease aggressive behavior if their social interest were developed. Three hypotheses that were tested predicted that there would be a significant difference between the control group and the experimental group on adjusted mean scores on aggressive behavior on post test scores. The measuring instruments used were the Child Behavior Checklist Parent Report Form, the Child Behavior Checklist Teacher Report Form, and the Child Behavior Checklist Director Observation Form. It was also predicted that there would be a significant difference between the control group and the experimental group on post test adjusted mean scores as measured on the Social Interest Scale. An analysis of covariance was employed to test the data. Behavior disordered students in the experimental group participated in three activities designed to develop their social interest. They participated in peer tutoring, socialization with nursing home residents, and group discussions. Data were collected from parents, teachers, and observers of behavior disordered students in an elementary school in Northwest Louisiana during the summer term of 1987. Teachers did report a statistically significant difference between the experimental and the control groups in the decrease of aggressive behavior. These results are in accord with predictions generated by Adlerian theory and with naturalistic data. Parents and observers did not report a statistically significant difference between the two groups in the decrease of aggressive behavior. Significant differences were not found between the experimental and control groups in the development of social interest. Since the teachers did report statistically significant results in this study, it is recommended that these same activities to develop social interest be repeated, that counseling sessions be designed to be more therapeutic, and that additional modeling and role playing be included. It is further recommended that an instrument be developed to measure social interest ...
Date: May 1988
Creator: Brown, Deborah D. (Deborah Dairy)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastewaters on Phytoplankton Primary Productivity in the Red River, Louisiana

Description: Responses of phytoplankton productivity in the Red River to unbleached pulp and paper mill wastewaters were monitored using in situ ^14C incubation. Preoperational studies, conducted prior to the discharge of mill wastewaters varied seasonally, but revealed similar productivity trends when compared with postoperational studies, conducted after mill discharges began entering the Red River. Carbon assimilation rates measured downstream of mill discharge were generally greater than upstream levels in both preoperational and postoperational studies. Selected physical, chemical, and biological parameters varied seasonally, but showed similar upstream-downstream values and preoperational-postoperational values. Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD_5) were positively correlated with postoperational productivity rates. Apparent color was negatively correlated with productivity rates.
Date: May 1984
Creator: Holler, Jeffrey Dee
Partner: UNT Libraries

Aspects of the Louisiana Coastal Current

Description: This report is about the status of existing reduced dimensional models of the dynamics of the Louisiana Coastal Current. Local, wind-driven models reproduce credibly the flow variability during the winter season.
Date: June 2005
Creator: United States. Coastal Marine Institute.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana, Interim Report: Volume 1. Papers on the Evolving Offshore Industry

Description: An historical evaluation and documentation of the offshore oil and gas industry and its impact on the economy of Southern Louisiana from its inception in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Date: July 2004
Creator: Austin, Diane; Carriker, Bob; McGuire, Tom; Pratt, Joseph; Priest, Tyler & Pulsipher, Allan G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BRAC 2005 Report to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission: Navy Justification Book

Description: Disregard Restriction Header and Footer – Naval Support Activity New Orleans, LA – Impacted Sites: NAVSUPPACT_NEW_ORLEANS_LA, LA; NAS_JRB_FT_WORTH_TX, TX; NAVSUPPACT_NORFOLK_VA, VA; NAS_JRB_NEW_ORLEANS_LA, LA; NAVSUPPACT_MID_SOUTH_MILLINGTON_TN, TN
Date: June 10, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aging Infrastructure: Dam Safety

Description: To help inform discussions on the federal role in dam safety, this report provides background information on the nation’s dam safety activities and funding mechanisms.
Date: September 29, 2005
Creator: Powers, Kyna
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department