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An Autunite Deposit in the Rosamond Hills, Kern County, California

Description: From introduction: An autunite deposit in the SW 1/4 sec. 25, T. 10 N., R. 13 W. San Bernardino meridian, was visited by F. M. Chace on May 6 and 15, 1950. The deposit is about 100 yards west of a north-south country road and is at an altitude of approximately 2,775 feet. The autunite-bearing tuffaceous sandstone strikes N. 35-40 W. and dips 20 -25 SW. It has been traced about 40 feet along the strike at the base of the outcrop and for about 20 feet up the dip. Insufficient work was done to give an accurate idea of the size of the deposit or to determine if other autunite-bearing beds are present.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Chace, F. M.
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Geology of the Kettleman Hills Oil Field, California: Stratigraphy, Paleontology, and Structure

Description: From Introduction: The field work that furnished the basis for this report was begun in 1930 and was continued at intervals until 1934. The anticlinal character of the Kettleman Hills is apparent to even the casual observer, but the many structural complications due to an intricate network of minor faults, at least in North Dome and Middle Dome, are much less obvious. Though it is improbable that these faults have any relation to the occurrence of oil, an attempt was made to map them, not only to represent the structure adequately but also because the stratigraphy could not be understood if they were neglected. Faunal zones were particularly useful in mapping. On the other hand, some lithologic units proved to be more persistent than had been expected. The two sets of features-fossils and lithology-served as checks on each other.
Date: 1940
Creator: Woodring, W. P.; Stewart, Ralph & Richards, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

FCC Reports, Volume 6, July 1, 1938 to February 28, 1939

Description: Biweekly, comprehensive compilation of decisions, reports, public notices, and other documents of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Date: 1940
Creator: United States. Federal Communications Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 5. Townships 26 and 27 North Ranges 10 and 11 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing the structural features, the character of the oil- and gas-producing beds, and the localities where additional oil and gas may be found in parts of Osage County, Oklahoma. This part discusses the geology and resources in the northeastern part of the county.
Date: 1940
Creator: Kennedy, L. E.; Shamblin, W.E.; Leatherock, Otto & Bass, N. Wood
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 6. Township 28 North, Ranges 10 and 11 East and Township 29 North, Ranges 9 to 11 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing the structural features, the character of the oil- and gas-producing beds, and the localities where additional oil and gas may be found in parts of Osage County, Oklahoma. This part discusses the geology and resources in the northeastern part of the county, along the Oklahoma-Kansas boundary.
Date: 1940
Creator: Goodrich, Harold Beach; Kennedy, L. E. & Leatherock, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of area between Green and Colorado rivers, Grand and San Juan counties, Utah

Description: From Abstract: "The area described in this report comprises about 900 square miles of arid land lying between the Green and Colorado Rivers south of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and southwest of the Salt Valley anticline. The rocks that crop out or that have been encountered in wells drilled in the are all sedimentary and range in age from Pennsylvania ti Upper Cretaceous. Mesizoic strata are especially well represented."
Date: 1940
Creator: McKnight, Edwin Thor
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Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1936

Description: From abstract: This report describes four species of Ostreidae from the Upper Cretaceous of the Gulf region. The zones that the species characterize lie either in the upper part of the Austin chalk or in beds of upper Austin age.
Date: 1940
Creator: Loughlin, G. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spirit Leveling in South Carolina: Part 2. Southern South Carolina, 1896-1938

Description: From introduction: This bulletin, which is published in two parts, contains the complete results of all spirit leveling done in South Carolina by the Geological Survey of the United States Department of the Interior, including those heretofore published.' The 34th parallel of latitude, passing through Columbia, serves to divide the State into two sections, each of which is represented by one of the parts of the bulletin. Part 1 deals with the section lying north of the 34th parallel, designated as northern South Carolina, and part 2 deals with the section lying south of that parallel, designated as southern South Carolina. In each part descriptions of the points for which figures of elevation have been determined are listed according to the quadrangles in which the points occur, and the quadrangles are arranged in alphabetic order.
Date: 1940
Creator: Staack, J. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Twenty-Ninth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1939

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1940
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and Its Awards

Description: Report discussing history and purpose of Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association along with describing the awards issued by the association.
Date: 1940
Creator: Harrington, D.; Pedlow, Louise & Brown, Anna P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Shoveling in Underground Metal Mines

Description: From Scope of Bulletin: "The object of the current bulletin is to present recent data on mechanical shoveling in underground metal mines and in selected nonmetal mines. This bulletin supplements the 1924 edition, but the main discussion covers mechanical shoveling only, because most of the new material relates to equipment recently developed, to improved technique in loading, and ti changes in loading practice in certain mining districts."
Date: 1940
Creator: Mosier, McHenry & Steinmesch, J. H.
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Reconnaissance of Gold-Mining Districts in the Black Hills, South Dakota

Description: From Introduction: "The principal purpose of the survey is to make public information not generally known concerning the gold deposits in the Black Hills. Operating mines, particularly the Homestake, are discussed only briefly."
Date: 1940
Creator: Allsman, Paul T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1937

Description: Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatal and non-fatal accidents in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary.
Date: 1940
Creator: Adams, William W.; Geyer, L. E. & Parry, M. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Concentration of Gases

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin deals with a new mechanical means of attacking the problem of separation. Although it is improbable that any one type of separation could hope to find universal application, the method described is to be regarded as an alternative to conventional means that has attractive possibilities in certain instances."
Date: 1940
Creator: Maier, C. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1938

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of accidents in quarries located in the United States with data regarding the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (e.g., number of men employed, kinds of quarries, amount of work performed, etc.).
Date: 1940
Creator: Adams, William W. & Wrenn, Virginia E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Retardant Treatments of Liquid-Oxygen Explosives

Description: From Introduction Present Investigation: "The scope of the investigation was limited to study of the effects of fire-retardant treatments on the resistance to ignition, physical characteristics, and practical hazards of handling the liquid-oxygen explosive prepared from the granular carbonaceous absorbent mentioned, from wrappers of a triple-filled canvas, and from a liquid oxygen of standard high purity."
Date: 1940
Creator: Denues, A. R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Approximate Method of Calculation of Relative Humidity Required to Prevent Frosting on Inside of Aircraft Pressure Cabin Windows, Special Report

Description: This report has been prepare in response to a request for information from an aircraft company. A typical example was selected for the presentation of an approximate method of calculation of the relative humidity required to prevent frosting on the inside of a plastic window in a pressure type cabin on a high speed airplane. The results of the study are reviewed.
Date: December 5, 1940
Creator: Jones, Alun R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Three Exit-Area Control Devices on an N.A.C.A. Cowling, Special Report

Description: Adjustable cowling flaps, an adjustable-length cowling skirt, and a bottom opening with adjustable flap were tested as means of controlling the rate of cooling-air flow through an air-cooled radial-engine cowling. The devices were tested in the NACA 20-foot tunnel on a model wing-nacelle-propeller combination, through an airspeed range of 20 to 80 miles per hour, and with the propeller blade angle set 23 degrees at 0.75 of the tip radius. The resistance of the engine to air flow through the cowling was simulated by a perforated plate. The results indicated that the adjustable cowling flap and the bottom opening with adjustable flap were about equally effective on the basis of pressure drop obtainable and that both were more effective means of increasing the pressure drop through the cowling than the adjustable-length skirt. At conditions of equal cooling-air flow, the net efficiency obtained with the adjustable cowling flaps and the adjustable-length cowling skirt was about 1% greater than the net efficiency obtained with the bottom opening with adjustable flap.
Date: May 1940
Creator: McHugh, James G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation of the lift characteristics of an NACA 27-212 airfoil equipped with two types of flap, special report

Description: From Summary: "An investigation has been made in the NACA 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of a large chord NACA 27-212 airfoil with a 20% chord split flap and with two arrangements of a 25.66% chord slotted flap to determine the section lift characteristics as affected by flap deflection for the split flap and as affected by flap deflection, flap position, and slot shape for the slotted flap. For the two arrangements of the slotted flap, the flap positions for maximum section lift are given. Comparable data on the NACA 23012 airfoil equipped with similar flaps are also given."
Date: September 1940
Creator: Swanson, Robert S. & Schuldenfrei, Marvin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DFS dive-control brakes for gliders and airplanes ; and, Analytical study of the drag of the DFS dive-control brake

Description: These two reports are surveys on the progress and present state of development of dive-control flaps for gliders and airplanes. The second article describes how on the basis of wind tunnel and free-flight tests, the drag increase on brake flaps of the type DFS, can be predicted. Pressure records confirm a two-dimensional load distribution along the brake-flap surface Aerodynamically, the location of the brake flaps along the span is of importance for reasons of avoidance of vibration and oscillation phenomena on control and tail surfaces; statically, because of the magnitude of the frontal drag in diving with respect to the bending moments, which may become decisive for the dimensions of the wing attachment and for the wing covering.
Date: January 1, 1940
Creator: Jacobs, Hans & Wanner, Adolf
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary investigation of the flying qualities of airplanes

Description: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is undertaking an investigation of the flying qualities of airplanes. The work consists in the determination of the significant qualities susceptible of measurement, the development of the instruments required to make the measurements, and the accumulation of data on the flying qualities of existing airplanes, which data are to serve as a basis for quantitative specifications for the flying qualities of future designs. A tentative schedule of measurable flying qualities has been prepared and the instruments needed for their measurements have been assembled. A trial of the schedule and the instruments has been made using the Stinson SR-8e airplane. The results showed that, although the original schedule and instruments are basically satisfactory some further development is required to eliminate nonessential items and to expedite flight testing. The report describes and discusses the work done with this airplane.
Date: January 1, 1940
Creator: Soule, H A
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department