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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Its Past and Future

Description: This report discusses the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It is divided into six sections: Introduction, Background, CITES and the Endangered Species Act, Implementation, Upcoming Events, and Appendices.
Date: August 24, 1994
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Japanese Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Description: Japan is positioned to deploy its troops overseas for the first time since World War II. Under a controversial peacekeeping operations (PKO) bill passed by the Japanese Diet (parliament) on June 15, 1992, Japan is allowed to dispatch Self-Defense Forces (SDF) soldiers abroad for noncombat service with United Nations peacekeeping forces (PKF). [1] The politically sensitive PKO legislation comes two years after Japan was stung by international criticism for its failure to send troops to the Persian Gulf, even just for noncombat support. The day after the passage of the bill, Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa pledged an early dispatch of SDF personnel to Cambodia.
Date: August 24, 1992
Creator: Shinn, Rinn-Sup
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Southeast Asian Security: Issues for the U.S.

Description: Policymakers on both sides of the Pacific turned their attention to Southeast Asian security issues in late July 1995. The occasion was the Annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)[1] ministers' meeting; followed by the annual post-ministerial "dialogue" among the ASEAN and other Asian- Pacific ministers (including the U.S. Secretary of State); followed in turn by the second annual ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), a nascent security framework for the area including participation by the U.S., China, Japan, and Russia.
Date: August 24, 1995
Creator: Sutter, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy Tax Policy

Description: President Bush has issued a comprehensive energy policy initiative, which includes limited energy tax measures; the Administration has criticized such measures as being inconsistent with its free market philosophy. Several of the issues that drove energy policy and energy tax policy during the 106th Congress are extant: 1) tax incentives to increase the supply of oil and gas; 2) energy tax issues relating to energy conservation and energy efficiency; 3) energy tax issues relating to alternative fuels; 4) energy taxes/subsidies and residential energy costs; and 5) issues relating to electricity restructuring. In addition, there are certain energy tax provisions that are either expiring or are time-sensitive that the 107th Congress may choose to take action on.
Date: August 24, 2001
Creator: Lazzari, Salvatore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aviation Security-Related Findings and Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission

Description: The 9/11 Commission issued several recommendations designed to strengthen aviation security by: enhancing passenger pre-screening; improving measures to detect explosives on passengers; addressing human factors issues at screening checkpoints; expediting deployment of in-line baggage screening systems; intensifying efforts to identify, track, and screen potentially dangerous cargo; and deploying hardened cargo containers on passenger aircraft. In addition to these specific recommendations, an overarching recommendation for transportation security policy asserts that priorities should be set based on risk, and the most practical and cost effective deterrents should be implemented assigning appropriate roles and missions to federal, state, and local authorities, as well as private stakeholders.
Date: August 24, 2004
Creator: Elias, Bartholomew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FY2006 Appropriations for Border and Transportation Security

Description: This report covers appropriations for maintaining and improving the security of the United States against terrorist threats. Major issues addressed include the number of available detention beds and investigators at ICE; the number of Border Patrol agents in CBP; the appropriate level of funding for the Deepwater program within the Coast Guard; and non-aviation security spending within TSA.
Date: August 24, 2005
Creator: Lake, Jennifer E. & Nuñez-Neto, Blas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Grazing Regulations: Changes by the Bureau of Land Management

Description: This report discusses the two-pronged approach to grazing reform the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking by proposing changes to grazing regulations and considering other changes to grazing policies. BLM asserts that regulatory changes are needed to increase flexibility for grazing managers and permittees, to improve rangeland management and grazing permit administration, to promote conservation, and to comply with court decisions.
Date: August 24, 2005
Creator: Vincent, Carol Hardy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Western Water Resource Issues

Description: For more than a century, the federal government has constructed water resource projects for a variety of purposes, including flood control, navigation, power generation, and irrigation. While most municipal and industrial water supplies have been built by non-federal entities, most of the large, federal water supply projects in the West, including Hoover and Grand Coulee dams, were constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation (Department of the Interior) to provide water for irrigation.
Date: August 24, 2005
Creator: Cody, Betsy A. & Sheikh, Pervaze A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Iraq: Summary of U.S. Casualties

Description: This report presents casualty data compiled by the Department of Defense (DOD), as tallied from the agency’s press releases.
Date: August 24, 2006
Creator: O'Bryant, JoAnne
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Web Collection Plan Overview: Considerations for Project Curators

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The guidelines in this document are intended to assist the Web-at-Risk's project's curators in developing plans for the collections they will create using the project's Web Archiving Service (WAS). A web collection typically consists of a group of web-sites related by a common subject, theme, or event. Librarians will notice that some familiar concepts and practices from collection planning for print materials easily transfer to collection planning for web-published materials while some new concepts and unfamiliar practices are introduced. To effectively manage collections of web-published materials, it is good practice to either create new plans or modify existing collection plans to address these concepts and practices.
Date: August 24, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Interpretation of boundary-layer pressure-rake data in flow with a detached shock

Description: From Summary: "A procedure is presented for determining boundary-layer quantities from pressure-rake data, which include the combined effects of viscous and shock losses. The problem is analyzed using schileren photographs of the shock configuration, the continuity of mass relationship, and the characteristics of the turbulent boundary layer that its outer edge is defined by a rapid change in slope in the Mach-number profiles in the vicinity of the edge."
Date: August 24, 1950
Creator: Luidens, Roger W. & Madden, Robert T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some Effects of Solidity on Turning Through Constant-Thickness Circular-Arc Guide Vanes in Axial Annular Flow

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation conducted on sheet metal, circular-arc compressor inlet guide vanes in an annular cascade with untapered walls to determine the effect of solidity on turning through a blade row. Guide vanes of 30 and 40 degrees camber were investigated over a range of solidity from 0.5 to 4.0. Results regarding the effect of solidity on turning angle, comparison with two-dimensional methods, application of results, and total-pressure losses are provided.
Date: August 24, 1951
Creator: Mankuta, Harry & Guentert, Donald C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of an Increase in Hull Length-Beam Ratio From 15 to 20 on the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Flying Boats

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effect of hull length-beam ratio on the hydrodynamic characteristics of flying boats that extend to a length-beam ratio of 20. The results are compared with flying boats having a length-beam ratio of 15. Results regarding longitudinal stability, spray characteristics, take-off performance, taxiing and take-off behavior in waves, landing behavior in waves, and a summary chart are provided.
Date: August 24, 1949
Creator: Carter, Arthur W. & Whitaker, Walter E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Retractable Ignition Plug on Plug Fouling by Carbon Deposits

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation conducted using a single combustor from a 4600-pound-thrust turbojet engine to determine if ignition-plug fouling by carbon deposits could be prevented by retracting the plug from the combustion zone during operation after ignition had taken place. The fuels used were normally conducive to forming carbon. The results indicated that retracting the ignition plug from the combustion zone after ignition prevented plug fouling by carbon.
Date: August 24, 1950
Creator: Wear, Jerrold D. & Locke, Theodore E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Secondary Flows in Annular Cascades and Effects on Flow in Inlet Guide Vanes

Description: Qualitative discussion is presented of the general nature of secondary flows in stationary annular cascades with thin wall boundary layers and radial design variation of circulation. Deviations from ideal mean outlet flows (based on blade-element performance) exist in potential-flow region of vanes because of conditions imposed by end-wall boundaries, displacement of wall boundary layers toward blade suction surfaces, and irrotationality requirement. As a consequence of existence of nonuniform radial flow across blade spacing, it may not generally be possible to obtain an arbitrarily specified design variation of the turning angle along the radial height of a blade row.
Date: August 24, 1951
Creator: Lieblein, Seymour & Ackley, Richard H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An apparatus for varying effective dihedral in flight with application to a study of tolerable dihedral on a conventional fighter airplane

Description: From Summary: "An apparatus for varying effective dihedral in flight by means of servo actuation of the ailerons in response to sideslip angle is described. The results of brief flight tests of the apparatus on a conventional fighter airplane are presented and discussed. The results of an investigation employing the apparatus to determine the tolerable (safe for normal fighter operation) range of effective dihedral on the test airplane are presented."
Date: August 24, 1949
Creator: Kauffman, William M.; Liddell, Charles J., Jr.; Smith, Allan & Van Dyke, Rudolph D., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Theory of self-excited mechanical oscillations of helicopter rotors with hinged blades

Description: Vibrations of rotary-wing aircraft may derive their energy from the rotation of the rotor rather than from the air forces. A theoretical analysis of these vibrations is described and methods for its application are explained in Chapter one. Chapter two reports the results of an investigation of the mechanical stability of a rotor having two vertically hinged blades mounted upon symmetrical supports, that is, of equal stiffness and mass in all horizontal directions. Chapter three presents the theory of ground vibrations of a two-blade helicopter rotor on anisotropic flexible supports.
Date: August 24, 1956
Creator: Coleman, Robert P. & Feingold, Arnold M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Distribution of Basket-Hole Area on Simulated Altitude Performance of 25 1/2-Inch-Diameter Annular-Type Turbojet Combustor

Description: A simulated altitude performance of a 25 1/2-inch-diameter annular-type turbojet combustor was performed to determine the effect of the distribution of basket-hole area on the altitude operational limits of the engine as imposed by the combustor.Total pressure drop was recorded, as well as the effect of fuel-nozzle flow capacity,and fuel-nozzle spray angle for one basket configuration. General observations were made for all configurations regarding flames, extent of afterburning, and durability of the baskets.
Date: August 24, 1948
Creator: Olson, Walter T. & Schroeter, Thomas T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Low-Speed Investigation of a Small Triangular Wing of Aspect Ratio 2.0 3: Static Stability With Twin Vertical Fins

Description: "Low-speed wind-tunnel tests were made of a triangular wing with two arrangements of twin vertical fins. With these twin fins mounted either symmetrically or wholly above the wing chord plane, approximately constant effectiveness in proportion to the fin size was obtained throughout the angle-of-attack range. The addition of these fins, however, resulted in a decrease in maximum lift and a reduction in static longitudinal stability at lift coefficients above 0.4" (p. 1).
Date: August 24, 1948
Creator: Rose, Leonard M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of the I-40 Jet-Propulsion Engine in the Cleveland Altitude Wind Tunnel 1: Performance and Windmilling Drag Characteristics

Description: Report presenting the performance characteristics of the I-40 jet-propulsion engine for a range of altitudes and ram pressure ratios. Results regarding component efficiencies, engine performance, generalizing factors, and windmilling drag characteristics are provided.
Date: August 24, 1948
Creator: Gendler, Stanley L. & Koffel, William K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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