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Annual Meeting of the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 2002

Description: Program for the 107th annual meeting of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, held from March 8 through the 12, 2002 at the Shertaon Tyler Hotel, 5701 S. Broadway, in Tyler, Texas, including a list of sessions for the meeting and related information about the organization and conference. The meeting was hosted by The William Barron Chapter, and was called to order by President Nathan E. White, Jr., in the Constellation Ballrooms of the Hotel.
Date: March 2002
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
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Ten Month Status Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services May 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002

Description: This document provides a status report on the Z39.50 Interoperability Testbed Project (Z-Interop) covering the period of May 1, 2000 through March 31, 2002. Due to a family medical emergency, the Principal Investigator was not able to complete the six-month status report that was due December 1, 2001. The Principal Investigator (PI) communicated with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) staff about this situation, and had sent via email in November 2001 information about the progress of the project.
Date: March 31, 2002
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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The New Climate Change Policy Programme

Description: A description of the key points of Japanese New Climate Change Policy Programme which includes the fundamental principles, the main points of the programme, and the measures for reducing of greenhouse gass emissions
Date: March 19, 2002
Creator: Japan. Kankyōshō
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Final report. Geothermal Energy Program: Information dissemination, public outreach, and technical analysis activities. April 1, 1999 to December 31, 2001. USDOE Grant No. DE-FG01-99-EE35098

Description: This is the final report of the accomplishments of the geothermal energy program: information dissemination, public outreach, and technical analysis activities by the project team consisting of the Geo-Heat Center, Geothermal Resources Council, Geothermal Education Office, Geothermal Energy Association, and the Washington State University Energy Program.
Date: March 22, 2002
Creator: Lund, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Main installation and services. Final report for DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-96CH10859

Description: Early in 1996 it was reported that groundwater contamination in the form of volatile organic chemicals had been found in several private wells in an area immediately adjacent to the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York. Information released by BNL and their consulting hydrologists indicates that there should be no threat to the Authority's downgradient well fields located in Mastic as a result of said contamination. This is due to the remediation efforts undertaken by BNL at the site of its facilities to contain groundwater within such site and the distance between the sources of contaminants and their location relative to the Authority's well fields. The Authority has not encountered any such contamination in the Mastic well fields. The Authority will utilize all the data that is available from the study of this contamination in the siting of future wells, which should prevent any negative impact on those future water sources. As a result of the events described above, BNL, through the Federal Department of Energy, approached the Authority to supply residents in the areas surrounding the BNL complex and contracted with the Authority to pay for the cost of the extension of water mains into such areas and the connections of homes to the System. In early 1997, it was reported that radionuclides in the form of tritium were discovered on the grounds of BNL. Consequently, the Authority has been closely monitoring all public wells in the vicinity of BNL through independent and frequent testing. Testing for radionuclides is being performed by two independent certified laboratories to ensure the accuracy of the results. To date, all well testing has shown no contamination from BNL. While minute traces of some radionuclides were detected in some samples, they were found at levels thought to be indistinguishable from naturally-occurring background …
Date: March 18, 2002
Creator: Di Bartolo, N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Electroweak Vector Boson Production in Joint Resummation

Description: We study the application of the joint resummation to electroweak boson production at hadron colliders. The joint resummation formalism resumes both threshold and transverse momentum corrections to the transverse momentum distribution at, next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy. We obtain a good description of the transverse momentum distribution of Z bosons produced at the Tevatron collider.
Date: March 16, 2002
Creator: Kulesza, A.; Sterman, G. & Vogelsang, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CROWtm FIELD DEMONSTRATION WITH BELL LUMBER AND POLE

Description: In 1990, efforts were initiated to implement an in-situ remediation project for the contaminated aquifer at the Bell Lumber and Pole Company (Bell Pole) site in New Brighton, Minnesota. The remediation project involves the application of the Contained Recovery of Oily Waste (CROW{trademark}) process, which consists of hot-water injection to displace and recover nonaqueous phase liquids. While reviewing the site evaluation information, it became apparent that better site characterization would enhance the outcome of the project. Additional coring indicated that the areal extent of the contaminated soils was approximately eight times greater than initially believed. Because of the uncertainties, in 1993, a pilot test was conducted that provided containment and organic recovery information that assisted in the design of the full-scale CROW process demonstration. After reviewing the cost ramifications of implementing the full-scale CROW field demonstration, Bell Pole approached Western Research Institute (WRI) with a request for a staged, sequential site remediation. Bell Pole's request for the change in the project scope was prompted by budgetary constraints. Bell Pole felt that although a longer project might be more costly, by extending the length of the project, the yearly cost burden would be more manageable. After considering several options, WRI recommended implementing a phased approach to remediate the contaminated area. Phase 1 involves a CROW process demonstration to remediate the upgradient one-third of the contaminated area, which contains the largest amount of free organic material. The Bell Pole Phase 1 CROW demonstration began in mid-1995 and was operated until January 2001. The operation of the demonstration was satisfactory, although at less than the design conditions. During the demonstration, 25,502,902 gal of hot water was injected and 83,155 gal of organics was transferred to the storage tank. During operations more than 65% of the produced organic material was used in Bell Pole's …
Date: March 1, 2002
Creator: Lyle A. Johnson, Jr. & Fahy, L. John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Early universe cosmology and tests of fundamental physics

Description: This is the report of the Working Group on Early Universe Cosmology and tests of Fundamental Physics, group P4.8 of the of the Snowmass 2001 conference. Here we summarize the impressive array of advances that have taken place in this field, and identify opportunities for even greater progress in the future. Topics include Dark Energy, Cosmic Acceleration, Inflation, Phase Transitions, Baryogenesis, and String/M-theory Cosmology. The introductory section gives an executive summary with six key open questions on which we can expect to make significant progress.
Date: March 4, 2002
Creator: Andreas Albrecht, Joshua A. Frieman and Mark Trodden
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Confidence limits and their errors

Description: Confidence limits are common place in physics analysis. Great care must be taken in their calculation and use especially in cases of limited statistics. We introduce the concept of statistical errors of confidence limits and argue that not only should limits be calculated but also their errors in order to represent the results of the analysis to the fullest. We show that comparison of two different limits from two different experiments becomes easier when their errors are also quoted. Use of errors of confidence limits will lead to abatement of the debate on which method is best suited to calculate confidence limits.
Date: March 22, 2002
Creator: Raja, Rajendran
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Non-Adiabatic Effects on Combustion Front Propagation in Porous Media: Multiplicity of Steady States

Description: The sustained propagation of combustion fronts in porous media is a necessary condition for the success of an in situ combustion project for oil recovery. Compared to other recovery methods, in situ combustion involves the added complexity of exothermic reactions and temperature-dependent chemical kinetics. In the presence of heat losses, the possibility of ignition and extinction (quenching) exists. In this report, we address the properties of combustion fronts propagating at a constant velocity in the presence of heat losses.
Date: March 11, 2002
Creator: Akkutlu, I. Yucel & Yortsos, Yanis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Why we are here

Description: This report is the opening talk at Snowmass 2001: a summer study on the future of particle physics.
Date: March 19, 2002
Creator: Quigg, Chris
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Measurement of G

Description: The ratio of the electric and magnetic form factors of the proton, G{sub E{sub p}}/G{sub M{sub p}}, was measured at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) using the recoil polarization technique. The ratio of the form factors is directly proportional to the ratio of the transverse to longitudinal components of the polarization of the recoil proton in the elastic {rvec e}p {yields} e{rvec p} reaction. The new data presented in this article span the range 3.5 < Q{sup 2} < 5.6 GeV{sup 2} and are well described by a linear Q{sup 2} fit. Also, the ratio QF{sub 2p}/F{sub 1p} reaches a constant value above Q{sup 2}=2 GeV{sup 2}.
Date: March 1, 2002
Creator: Gayou, Olivier; Brash, Ed J.; Jones, Mark K.; Perdrisat, Charles F.; Punjabi, Vina; Pentchev, L. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Annotated bibliography of research carried out from 1993 to 1999 under DoE Award No. DE-IA02-94ER14411: Spectroscopic investigation of the vibrational quasi-continuum arising from internal rotation of a methyl group

Description: This report covers work carried out during a six year period under a DoE interagency grant. Because all results have been published as full papers in appropriate refereed journals that are openly available in most scientific libraries, the report takes the form of an annotated bibliography. In the interests of scientific continuity and bibliographic usefulness, however, work carried out on this same project from 1990-1992 under an earlier DoE award, as well as related work currently (2000-2002) in progress, will also be discussed. It should be stressed, however, that only work directly connected to the grantee is cited explicitly in this final grant report. The many important papers by other workers in the field during the last decade must be obtained from reference citations in the 21 publications mentioned.
Date: March 4, 2002
Creator: Hougen, Jon T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Migrating birds : assessment of impact on 915-MHz radar wind profiler performance at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program's southern great plains.

Description: The U. S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program is running a small network of 915-MHz radar wind profilers (RWPs) at its Southern Great Plains Cloud and Radiation Testbed site in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Seasonal migration of passerines may cause significant interference with the operation of 915-MHz RWPs. The extent of this ''bird jamming'' depends on the radar's parameters, the place of deployment, the season, and the time of day. This poster presents a new diagnostic method for detecting possible bird contamination in RWP data, along with an evaluation of the method using a three-year data set for two RWPs.
Date: March 13, 2002
Creator: Pekour, M. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Graphite Sublimation Tests for the Muon Collider/Neutrino Factory Target Development Program

Description: A passively cooled graphite target was proposed for a 1.5 MW neutrino production research facility because of its simplicity and favorable performance as a target material for neutrino production. The conceptual design for the target in the Reference 1 study was a graphite rod 15 mm in diameter by 800 mm long. Figure 1 shows the graphite target rod supported by graphite spokes, which are mounted to a water-cooled stainless steel support tube. The target is radiatively cooled to the water-cooled surface of the support tube. Based on nuclear analysis results, the time-averaged power deposition in the target is 35 kW. If this power is deposited uniformly along the axial length of the target, the volumetric power deposition in the target is about 250 MW/m{sup 3}. The target surface temperature required to radiate the deposited power to a water-cooled tube is estimated to be about 1850 C, and the temperature at the center of the target is about 75 C hotter. The sublimation erosion rate (e), estimated assuming that the graphite is submersed in a perfect vacuum environment, can be derived from kinetic theory and is given by: e = p{sub sat}(m/2{pi} kT){sup 1/2} where p{sub sat} is the saturation pressure, m is the molecular weight, k is the Boltzmann constant, and T is the surface temperature. The saturation pressure given in Ref. 3 can be approximated by: p{sub sat} =exp(-A/T + B) where A = 9.47 x 10{sup 3}, B = 24.2, and the units of p{sub sat} and T are atmospheres and K, respectively. Using these equations, the saturation pressure and sublimation erosion rate are plotted in Fig. 2 as a function of temperature. The surface recession rate shown with units of mm/s in Fig. 2 assumes one-sided erosion. At the average power deposition value of 250 MW/m{sup …
Date: March 25, 2002
Creator: Haines, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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