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Financial Report of the University of North Texas System Administration: For the year ended August 31, 2002

Description: Financial report for the University of North Texas System Administration contains information about revenues and expenditures for the organization during the 2001-2002 fiscal year. It includes general statements, schedules of accounts broken down by category, and other supplementary notes.
Date: November 2002
Creator: University of North Texas System. Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Financial Report of the University of North Texas: For the year ended August 31, 2002

Description: Financial report for the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas contains information about revenues and expenditures for the organization during the 2001-2002 fiscal year. It includes general statements, schedules of accounts broken down by category, and other supplementary notes.
Date: 2002
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Financial Report of the University of North Texas Health Science Center: For the year ended August 31, 2002

Description: Financial report for the University of North Texas Health Science Center contains information about revenues and expenditures for the organization during the 2001-2002 fiscal year. It includes general statements, schedules of accounts broken down by category, and other supplementary notes.
Date: November 2002
Creator: University of North Texas. Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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The Status of Women and Girls in Dallas County: A Review of the Academic Literature

Description: Report for the Dallas Women's Foundation on a comprehensive assessment from 2000 to 2002 of the status of women and girls in Dallas County, including sections on economics, health, families, and adolescent girls.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Fawcett, Beth; Means, Frances; McDanel, Rodney A. & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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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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Stackable middleware services for advanced multimedia applications. Final report for period July 14, 1999 - July 14, 2001

Description: In this project, the authors propose the research, development, and distribution of a stackable component-based multimedia streaming protocol middleware service. The goals of this stackable middleware interface include: (1) The middleware service will provide application writers and scientists easy to use interfaces that support their visualization needs. (2) The middleware service will support a variety of image compression modes. Currently, many of the network adaptation protocols for video have been developed with DCT-based compression algorithms like H.261, MPEG-1, or MPEG-2 in mind. It is expected that with advanced scientific computing applications that the lossy compression of the image data will be unacceptable in certain instances. The middleware service will support several in-line lossless compression modes for error-sensitive scientific visualization data. (3) The middleware service will support two different types of streaming video modes: one for interactive collaboration of scientists and a stored video streaming mode for viewing prerecorded animations. The use of two different streaming types will allow the quality of the video delivered to the user to be maximized. Most importantly, this service will happen transparently to the user (with some basic controls exported to the user for domain specific tweaking). In the spirit of layered network protocols (like ISO and TCP/IP), application writers should not have to know a large amount about lower level network details. Currently, many example video streaming players have their congestion management techniques tightly integrated into the video player itself and are, for the most part, ''one-off'' applications. As more networked multimedia and video applications are written in the future, a larger percentage of these programmers and scientist will most likely know little about the underlying networking layer. By providing a simple, powerful, and semi-transparent middleware layer, the successful completion of this project will help serve as a catalyst to support future video-based applications, …
Date: February 1, 2002
Creator: Feng, Wu-chi & Crawfis, Roger, Weide, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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GDB - Human Genome Database final report

Description: This is the DOE final report for the GDB, Human Genome Database, project at the Johns Hopkins University.
Date: January 8, 2002
Creator: Talbot, C. Conover, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dynamic heat and moisture transport and baroclinic adjustment

Description: In connection with the authors work on the apparent Iris Effect, they have acquired 2 years of additional data, and are redoing their analysis with the larger amount of data. So far, the results duplicate earlier results with greater statistical significance. They have also responded (successfully) to a number of criticisms of the initial publication. In particular, while differing estimates of cloudy and clear emissivity may be correct, they have shown that they reduce feedback factors by no more than 20%. The resulting feedback factors remain negative and large. Moreover, current data analyses suggest that the earlier estimates may be low for other reasons. They have also shown that all cloudy regions in the region covered by the GMS satellite are convective in origin. They are, however, continuing their work on an improved measure of cumulus activity. In particular, they are using TRMM data to determine thresholds in the T11 channel of GMS that are functions of time, position and SST. They have confirmed that the previous results had a very high statistical significance. However, they expect that the use of the improved measure of cumulus will improve this still further. They have completed their study of the possible reconciliation of temperature records for the troposphere and the surface. They have shown that the two time series can be reconciled by assuming that the surface temperature is responding to a jump in atmospheric temperature which occurred rapidly in 1976 associated with an observed regime change. The suddenness of the change observed in 1976 seems inconsistent with a greenhouse origin. Moreover, the relative rapidity with which the surface responded (a delay time of about ten years) is most consistent with low climate sensitivity. They have completed a simple study in which they show that rough agreement of observed and model predicted …
Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Lindzen, Richard S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of Reservoir Wettability and its Effect on Oil Recovery

Description: The objectives of this five-year project were: (1) to achieve improved understanding of the surface and interfacial properties of crude oils and their interactions with mineral surfaces, (2) to apply the results of surface studies to improve predictions of oil production from laboratory measurements, and (3) to use the results of this research to recommend ways to improve oil recovery by waterflooding.
Date: January 29, 2002
Creator: Buckley, Jill S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wabash River Coal Gasification Repowering Project: A DOE Assessment

Description: The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Program (CCT) is to furnish the energy marketplace with a number of advanced, more efficient, and environmentally responsible coal utilization technologies through demonstration projects. These projects seek to establish the commercial feasibility of the most promising advanced coal technologies that have developed beyond the proof-of-concept stage. This document serves as a DOE post-project assessment (PPA) of a project selected in CCT Round IV, the Wabash River Coal Gasification Repowering (WRCGR) Project, as described in a Report to Congress (U.S. Department of Energy 1992). Repowering consists of replacing an existing coal-fired boiler with one or more clean coal technologies to achieve significantly improved environmental performance. The desire to demonstrate utility repowering with a two-stage, pressurized, oxygen-blown, entrained-flow, integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) system prompted Destec Energy, Inc., and PSI Energy, Inc., to form a joint venture and submit a proposal for this project. In July 1992, the Wabash River Coal Gasification Repowering Project Joint Venture (WRCGRPJV, the Participant) entered into a cooperative agreement with DOE to conduct this project. The project was sited at PSI Energy's Wabash River Generating Station, located in West Terre Haute, Indiana. The purpose of this CCT project was to demonstrate IGCC repowering using a Destec gasifier and to assess long-term reliability, availability, and maintainability of the system at a fully commercial scale. DOE provided 50 percent of the total project funding (for capital and operating costs during the demonstration period) of $438 million.
Date: January 15, 2002
Creator: National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Novel CO2-Thickeners for Improved Mobility Control

Description: The objective of this contract was to design, synthesize, and characterize thickening agents for dense carbon dioxide and to evaluate their solubility and viscosity-enhancing potential in CO2.
Date: January 15, 2002
Creator: Enick, Dr. Robert M.; Beckman, Dr. Eric J. & Hamilton, Dr. Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Optical sensors for accelerator diagnostics. Final report for the period September 15, 1998 - September 14, 2001

Description: DARHT utilizes a long pulse electron beam having a duration in excess of 2 microseconds. An electro-optic voltage sensor technology has been developed and commissioned to address this unique diagnostic environment. Over 200 sensors have demonstrated 0.25% accuracy. Deployment is expected in 2002.
Date: April 8, 2002
Creator: Yakymyshyn, Christopher P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ViewMaps and calibration in the SIunits package

Description: The SIunits package allows for the use of world views other than the standard (std) view of dimensional quantities length, time, mass, current, temperature, and so forth. A commonly used world view says ''we work in units where c = 1,'' for example. The package must do the work to support that new relativistic world view. In this note, I want to provide concrete answers to several questions: What set of statements defines a world view; What does the SIunits Package need to know to be able to support each world view; How does this information appear in the files implementing SIunits; How can this information be derived from the defining statements, in the general case; and What facility is placed into the SIunits package to derive the needed information? An earlier document, ''World-Views in the SIunits Package,'' addressed these issues, but in the context of the needs of the earlier version of SIunits. As a starting point, let me describe the std world view as having N{sub d} dimensioned units labeled f{sub {alpha}}. Thus f{sub 1} is a meter, f{sub 2} a kilogram, f{sub 3} a second, and so forth. N{sub d} is seven but that is moot; were we to eliminate Luminosity and/or Amount of Substance, for instance, the arguments in this note would remain unchanged. And in fact for the purposes of this document we will eliminate those two, to keep any matrices displayed to a reasonable size.
Date: January 2, 2002
Creator: Fischler, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of the location and recency of faulting near prospective surface facilities in Midway Valley, Nye County, Nevada

Description: Evaluation of surface faulting that may pose a hazard to prospective surface facilities is an important element of the tectonic studies for the potential Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository in southwestern Nevada. For this purpose, a program of detailed geologic mapping and trenching was done to obtain surface and near-surface geologic data that are essential for determining the location and recency of faults at a prospective surface-facilities site located east of Exile Hill in Midway Valley, near the eastern base of Yucca Mountain. The dominant tectonic features in the Midway Valley area are the north- to northeast-trending, west-dipping normal faults that bound the Midway Valley structural block-the Bow Ridge fault on the west side of Exile Hill and the Paint-brush Canyon fault on the east side of the valley. Trenching of Quaternary sediments has exposed evidence of displacements, which demonstrate that these block-bounding faults repeatedly ruptured the surface during the middle to late Quaternary. Geologic mapping, subsurface borehole and geophysical data, and the results of trenching activities indicate the presence of north- to northeast-trending faults and northwest-trending faults in Tertiary volcanic rocks beneath alluvial and colluvial sediments near the prospective surface-facilities site. North to northeast-trending faults include the Exile Hill fault along the eastern base of Exile Hill and faults to the east beneath the surficial deposits of Midway Valley. These faults have no geomorphic expression, but two north- to northeast-trending zones of fractures exposed in excavated profiles of middle to late Pleistocene deposits at the prospective surface-facilities site appear to be associated with these faults. Northwest-trending faults include the West Portal and East Portal faults, but no disruption of Quaternary deposits by these faults is evident. The western zone of fractures is associated with the Exile Hill fault. The eastern zone of fractures is within Quaternary alluvial sediments, …
Date: January 17, 2002
Creator: Swan, F.H.; Wesling, J.R.; Angell, M.M.; Thomas, A.P.; Whitney, J.W. & Gibson, J.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THROUGH-THE-EARTH (TTE) COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND THE IN-MINE POWER LINE (IMPL) COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Description: Work has progressed on both subsystems: the Through-the-Earth (TTE) Communications system and the In-Mine Power Line (IMPL) Communications system. The TTE system: The system was fabricated and repackaged as an industrial product enclosed in a commercial rugged, waterproof housing suitable for installation in mines. Features were added to the system to appeal to the preferences of different mine managers. Arrangements were made with NIOSH to install the system in the Lake Lynn underground mine for evaluation and demonstration to potential users. The IMPL system: Voice compression was successfully implemented and incorporated into the laboratory model. Compressed voice was transmitted through a power line, expanded at the receiving end, and received with high clarity.
Date: January 1, 2002
Creator: Meiksin, Zvi H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Active system area networks for data intensive computations. Final report

Description: The goal of the Active System Area Networks (ASAN) project is to develop hardware and software technologies for the implementation of active system area networks (ASANs). The use of the term ''active'' refers to the ability of the network interfaces to perform application-specific as well as system level computations in addition to their traditional role of data transfer. This project adopts the view that the network infrastructure should be an active computational entity capable of supporting certain classes of computations that would otherwise be performed on the host CPUs. The result is a unique network-wide programming model where computations are dynamically placed within the host CPUs or the NIs depending upon the quality of service demands and network/CPU resource availability. The projects seeks to demonstrate that such an approach is a better match for data intensive network-based applications and that the advent of low-cost powerful embedded processors and configurable hardware makes such an approach economically viable and desirable.
Date: April 1, 2002
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mechanism of the Mg-chelatase step in chlorophyll biosynthesis. Final technical report

Description: Mg-chelatase catalyzes the insertion of Mg2+ into protoporphyrin-IX (Proto) in the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway. This is the first step unique to the chlorophyll pathway and is at the branchpoint between heme and chlorophyll biosynthesis. Previous work from our laboratory has shown that the enzyme from pea chloroplasts requires three distinct protein fractions (now known to contain the D, I and H subunits). The reaction requires ATP in two distinct steps: activation requiring two of the fractions (I and D) and metal ion insertion, requiring all three fractions. Work covered in this granting period includes the cloning and expression of the active form of one of the pea subunits and demonstration of the change in chromatographic behavior of the subunits upon activation with ATP.
Date: May 2, 2002
Creator: Weinstein, Jon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Department of Energy University Reactor Sharing Program at the University of Florida. Final report for period August 15, 2000 - May 31, 2001

Description: Department of Energy Grant Number DE-FG02-96NE38152 was supplied to the University of Florida Training Reactor (UFTR) facility through the U.S. Department of Energy's University Reactor Sharing Program. The renewal proposal submitted in January 2000 originally requested over $73,000 to support various external educational institutions using the UFTR facilities in academic year 2000-01. The actual Reactor Sharing Grant was only in the amount of $40,000, all of which has been well used by the University of Florida as host institution to support various educational institutions in the use of our reactor and associated facilities as indicated in the proposal. These various educational institutions are located primarily within the State of Florida. However, when the 600-mile distance from Pensacola to Miami is considered, it is obvious that this Grant provides access to reactor utilization for a broad geographical region and a diverse set of user institutions serving over fourteen million inhabitants throughout the State of Florida and still others throughout the Southeast.
Date: January 1, 2002
Creator: Vernetson, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Ohio State University Reactor Sharing Program [August 15, 2000 - May 31, 2001]

Description: During the period from August 15, 2000 through may 31, 2001 the Ohio State University (OSU) Research Reactor participated in the Reactor Sharing Program by providing services to nine colleges and universities and four secondary school organizations. A total of about 17 faculty and 170 students utilized their facilities. The staff of the OSU Research Reactor is generally involved in four types of experiments at the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory. Included are introductions to nuclear research, neutron activation analysis, material irradiation, and classes that measure various reactor parameters.
Date: January 4, 2002
Creator: Myser, Richard D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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