Sample records for association biennial meeting

  1. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Florence 1999 - Participants

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    Satellite Meeting of the !EA/ 1999 IBSN Biennial Meeting Progress of Breast Cancer Screening in the World: Quality Evaluation of Breast Cancer Screening August 30-31, 1999 Florence, Italy Participants Nieves Ascunce, M.D. Gobierno de Navarra Instituto

  2. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Posters

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa Ť May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: The Monastery Center for Disease Prevention, Panagia Philanthropini AUTHOR: CS Anthony WORK AFFILIATION: Panagia Philanthropini

  3. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Processes

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa Ť May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS Processes for Improving Interpretive Performance TITLE: Measuring and Improving Radiologists’ Interpretative Performance on

  4. CaPTC Biennial Meetings

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    In 2010, the first biennial conference on "The Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men" was held in Jacksonville, Florida, August 27-29, 2010. Supported by NCI, the first conference was an overwhelming success.

  5. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Florence 1999 - Agenda

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    Satellite Meeting of the IEA/ 1999 IBSN biennial meeting Progress of Breast Cancer Screening in the World: Quality evaluation of breast cancer screening: August 30-31, 1999 Florence, Italy Final Agenda Monday, August 30, 1999 (Institute for Cancer Research) 8:30

  6. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Agenda

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    International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Biennial Meeting Helsingřr, Denmark June 4–6, 2008 AGENDA Wednesday, June 4, 2008 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Working Group/Interest Group Meetings Improving

  7. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Participant List

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting May 11-12, 2006 Crowne Plaza, Ottawa, Canada P ARTICIPANT L I S T AUSTRALIA * Julianne Quaine, B.Sc., M.P.H. Director Screening Section Australian Department of Health and

  8. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Participant List

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    International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Biennial Meeting June 4-6, 2008 - Helsingor, Denmark P ARTICIPANT L I S T AUSTRALIA John Boyages, Ph.D., M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.R. Executive Director Western Hospital New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute

  9. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Approaches to Evaluating

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa Ť May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Evaluating the UK Breast Screening Programme: Choice of Study Design and the Practical Realities of Evaluating Service Screening

  10. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Performance Evaluation

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa Ť May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Effect of Process Indicators on the Episode Sensitivity of Mammography AUTHORS: T Sarkeala, M Hakama, I Saarenmaa, T Hakulinen,

  11. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Colorectal Cancer Screening

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    ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingřr, Denmark Quality Indicators of Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme in Catalonia (Spain) Authors: M Peris, G Binefa, M Navarro, M Garcia, JA Espinŕs, JM Borrŕs Affiliation: Catalan Institute of Oncology

  12. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Cervical Cancer Surveillance

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa Ť May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Correlation of Human Papillomavirus Infection with Natural History of ASCUS and LSIL AUTHORS: SH Hahn, HS Kim, WC Lee,

  13. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Cervical Cancer Screening

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    ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingřr, Denmark Attendance Rate (2003-2005) of the Hungarian Organized, Nation-Wide Cervical Cancer Screening Program Authors: I Boncz, A Sebestyén Affiliation: Department of Health Economics, Policy & Management, University

  14. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Colorectal Cancer Surveillance

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa Ť May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Colorectal Screening in France: Organization in 23 Pilot Programs AUTHORS: H Sancho-Garnier, R Ancelle-Park WORK AFFILIATION:

  15. North Carolina Library Association 1997 Biennial Conference.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina Libraries, 1997

    1997-01-01

    Provides summaries of the presentations at the North Carolina Library Association's Biennial Conference, "Choose Quality, Choose Libraries," (Raleigh, NC, October 8-10, 1997). Some of the topics covered include library instruction, Internet access to public documents, outsourcing technical services, copyrights and the Internet, the history of…

  16. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Participant List - Agenda

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa May 1011, 2006 AGENDA Wednesday, May 10, 2006 (Pre-meeting for Working Group members only) 2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. Working Group/Interest Group Meetings CommunicationsBerta

  17. Conference program and abstracts. International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting – 9-13 January 2013, Miami, Florida, USA

    E-print Network

    2012-01-01

    and Abstracts International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial MeetingMeeting – 9-13 january 2013, Miami, Florida, USA Conference Program and Abstractsand abstracts. International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting

  18. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Oslo 2004 - Agenda

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Council Meeting May 27-28, 2004 Oslo, Norway Wednesday, May 26, 2004 12:45 p.m. Lunch for early arrivals Working Group pre-meetings 6:30 p.m. Performance Evaluation Working Group Communications Working

  19. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Participants

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Database Project Council Meeting October 16-18, 1997, Stowe, Vermont, USA Participants Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., M.P.H. Chief, Applied Research Branch Cancer Control Surveillance Program Division of Cancer Control

  20. 77 FR 46374 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 41st Biennial Conference

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    2012-08-03

    ...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection...Biennial Conference AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection...meetings include: 1. Salmonella testing. 2. Technical Committee report...Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health...

  1. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - General Breast Cancer Screening Abstracts

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    ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingřr, Denmark Working Group: Improving Standardized Measures of Breast Density and Hormone Therapy in Routinely Collected Data Authors: The HRT and Mammography Screening Performance Working Group, ICSN Abstract The

  2. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Quality of Screen-Detected Breast Cancer Care: Assessment and Treatment

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    ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingřr, Denmark Quality Indicators of the First Round (2002–2003) of the Hungarian Organised, Nationwide Breast Cancer Screening Program Authors: I Boncz, A Sebestyén Affiliation: University of Pécs, Department of

  3. SGA, the Geological Survey of Sweden and the Nordic mining industry invite you to the 12th SGA Biennial Meeting

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    Flener, Pierre

    SGA, the Geological Survey of Sweden and the Nordic mining industry invite you to the 12th SGA August 2013, Uppsala, Sweden Second circular #12;2 Contents Invitation 3 Venue 4 Committees 5 Scientific Survey of Sweden and the local organizing committee are proud to announce the 12th SGA Biennial Meeting

  4. 75 FR 23222 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 40th Biennial Conference

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    2010-05-03

    ...the NPIP program. Tentative topics for discussion at the upcoming meetings include: 1. Salmonella enteritidis in meat-type chickens. 2. Salmonella isolation and identification protocol. 3. Notifiable avian influenza. 4. Avian...

  5. Do peer-reviewed journal papers result from meeting abstracts of the Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James E Bird; Mary D Bird

    1999-01-01

    Peer-reviewed publication is at the core of scientific communication. However, with the exception of biomedicine, there has\\u000a been little analysis of the rate of peer-reviewed publication resulting from conference abstracts. This study examined a random\\u000a sample of abstracts from the 1989 and 1991 Biennial Conferences on the Biology of Marine Mammals to determine how many were\\u000a published as peer-reviewed papers.

  6. BIENNIAL REPORTING SYSTEM (BRS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Biennial Reporting System (BRS) database contains biennial reports submitted by generators of hazardous wastes and facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes. The reports are required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) under Title 40 of the ...

  7. Biennial Report on Regional Education Service Centers.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin.

    A biennial report of the Texas State Board of Education profiles status and accomplishments of 20 regional education service centers in Texas during 1985-86. The report emphasizes service center role in implementing educational reform by assisting schools to meet new accreditation standards, training appraisers for a legislatively mandated…

  8. Proceedings of the first biennial conference of research in Colorado Plateau National Parks

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    Rowlands, Peter G., (Edited By); van Riper, Charles, III; Sogge, Mark K.

    1993-01-01

    The 19 papers in this volume were selected from the 46 presentations given at the First Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks. The overall theme for this meeting was research, inventory, and monitoring in National Park Service units on the Colorado Plateau. The conference, held in Flagstaff Arizona, on 22-25 July 1991, was sponsored by the National Park Service Cooperative Park Studies Unit, Northern Arizona University, and the Petrified Forest, Zion, and Grand Canyon natural history associations.

  9. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    ,0,2). VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Remember that the Rally Organization Board will meet March 3rd . 2. Norse Nights Update. 3. Went over public relations plan for Norse. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Adkins

  10. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Election packets are still available. 2. He will be meeting with the Northerner to discuss Public Relations. B. Secretary of Student Involvement, Dustin Robinson 1. Norse Nights Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Acree

  11. Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to

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    Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to Congress October 1, 1998 - September 30, 2000 Prepared by Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources #12;Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to Congress Species Act Biennial Report to Congress Table of Contents Introduction

  12. Highlights of the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting

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    Sharp, Jonathan; Briscoe, Melbourne; Itsweire, Eric

    2014-07-01

    The 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting was the 17th biennial gathering since the inception of ocean sciences meetings in 1982. A joint venture of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), The Oceanography Society (TOS), and the Ocean Sciences section of AGU, the meeting was by far the largest ever: More than 5600 attendees made this meeting more than 30% larger than any previous one. Forty percent of attendees live outside the United States, hailing from 55 countries, showing the importance of this meeting as an international gathering of ocean scientists.

  13. Student Social Work Association Monash Meeting 1: 14th

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    Albrecht, David

    Student Social Work Association Monash Meeting 1: 14th May 2012 Department of Social Work: Staff social work association monash. Discussion Meeting 1: 1. MONSU student clubs representative Jade spoke on curriculum issues and research. c. Upholding a social work perspective in all our endeavours. d. Once

  14. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Abstracts

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    The target population is women aged 50 to 64 (80000 women). Every 2 years, one view screens, double reading, are proposed. A permanent communication program leads women to perform such radiography in one of the accredited mammography units. Second reading, quality control, follow-up and data collection are performed by a coordinating center. One of the first early endpoints to evaluate the efficacy of breast cancer screening is to analyze the prognostic indicators related to the stage of the disease at the diagnosis.

  15. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Participants

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    International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) May 30-31, 2002, Montpellier, France Participants List AUSTRALIA Ms. Andriana Koukari Assistant Director Cancer Screening Section, MDP15 Primary Prevention and Early Detection Branch Population Health

  16. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Agenda

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    City, Italy 1990-1999. E. Paci, et al. The effect of organized screening on late-stage disease in a defined population. S.H. Taplin, et al. Interval cancers in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program. S. Hofvind, et al. Can late stage disease be a surrogate outcome for death when evaluating mammography efficacy?

  17. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Abstracts

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    In the last survey carried out by the IBCSD the most part of countries in the world started screening programmes at age 50. How this debate will modify practice in the particpating countries will be of interest of the IBCSDB and monitoring the changes in the offer of mammography at younger ages will be a very important aim for the next future.

  18. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Oslo 2004 - Abstracts

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    Detection rates and characteristics of cancers detected at initial and subsequent screening examinations showed no significant differences between centralised and decentralised projects. The difference in participation rate, combined with the similarity of other performance indicators, for centralised versus decentralised projects warrants further exploration. In the long term, additional studies will have to show whether the lower participation rate in decentralised projects affects the trend in breast cancer mortality differently from that in centralised projects.

  19. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Agenda

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    First efforts have been descriptive surveys Primary goal and objective from initial statement of purpose was to collect data on performance of mammography in population-based screening programs to allow international comparisons. More recently the ICSDB working group suggested a more focused effort at data collection to address specific questions. This should be discussed and resolved.

  20. SGA Biennial Meeting Let's Talk Ore Deposits

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    Barton, Mark D.

    magmatism. Na-Ca (± Ca) is most intense with dioritic rocks and weakens inward from intrusive margins, 2000, 2004). The pyroxene diorite to biotite monzodiorite to granodiorite spectrum in the area (Fig. 1

  1. Chemistry at the Forthcoming Meeting of the British Association

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    James Walker

    1911-01-01

    MAY I direct attention to the following features in the provisional programme of Section B (Chemistry) at the British Association meeting in Portsmouth, beginning on August 30 under the presidency of Sir William Ramsay?

  2. Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to

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    Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to Congress October 1, 1996 - September 30, 1998 Prepared by Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources #12;Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to Congress Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Status Discussions for Species Listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. . . . . . . . 38

  3. Genetic control of biennial bearing in apple

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    Guitton, Baptiste; Kelner, Jean-Jacques; Velasco, Riccardo; Gardiner, Susan E.; Chagné, David; Costes, Evelyne

    2012-01-01

    Although flowering in mature fruit trees is recurrent, floral induction can be strongly inhibited by concurrent fruiting, leading to a pattern of irregular fruiting across consecutive years referred to as biennial bearing. The genetic determinants of biennial bearing in apple were investigated using the 114 flowering individuals from an F1 population of 122 genotypes, from a ‘Starkrimson’ (strong biennial bearer)בGranny Smith’ (regular bearer) cross. The number of inflorescences, and the number and the mass of harvested fruit were recorded over 6 years and used to calculate 26 variables and indices quantifying yield, precocity of production, and biennial bearing. Inflorescence traits exhibited the highest genotypic effect, and three quantitative trait loci (QTLs) on linkage group (LG) 4, LG8, and LG10 explained 50% of the phenotypic variability for biennial bearing. Apple orthologues of flowering and hormone-related genes were retrieved from the whole-genome assembly of ‘Golden Delicious’ and their position was compared with QTLs. Four main genomic regions that contain floral integrator genes, meristem identity genes, and gibberellin oxidase genes co-located with QTLs. The results indicated that flowering genes are less likely to be responsible for biennial bearing than hormone-related genes. New hypotheses for the control of biennial bearing emerged from QTL and candidate gene co-locations and suggest the involvement of different physiological processes such as the regulation of flowering genes by hormones. The correlation between tree architecture and biennial bearing is also discussed. PMID:21963613

  4. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Annual Winter Meeting

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    Farritor, Shane

    with student government. (E.g.: Big Ten on the Hill) 3. The University continues to make progress with My recognition award. 2. Enrollment prospects are up for next year. This may be associated joining the Big Ten. The University has been invited to participate in many Big Ten programs, especially programs associated

  5. 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Radev, Dragomir R.

    ACL 2013 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Proceedings for Computational Linguistics Order copies of this and other ACL proceedings from: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 209 N. Eighth Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 USA Tel: +1-570-476-8006 Fax: +1-570-476-0860 acl

  6. Travel Grants to IUGGA-Associated Meetings

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    Shea, M. A.

    The procedures and policies for AGU travel grants to attend IUGG-associated symposia is presented, including information on the nomination of the reviewing committee, the selection criteria, and examples of a few of the headaches and problems encountered in the selection process. A suggested “application etiquette” is also given.

  7. SARASOTA BAY PRIORITY COMMITTEE MEETING 2002

    EPA Science Inventory

    This document is a summary of the 2002 Priority Committee meeting with corresponding attachments. The meeting covered the Director's Report and the EPA Biennial Review. Topics discussed included public involvement and education, proposed technical projects, sea grass reporting, p...

  8. Laser Fusion Research at NRL Fusion Power Associates Meeting

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    are conducted on the Nike KrF facility Nike is operated by 3 technicians Nike's angularly multiplexed opticalLaser Fusion Research at NRL Fusion Power Associates Meeting Washington DC 5 December 2012 Presented by Steve Obenschain Laser Plasma Branch Plasma Physics Division U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

  9. American Agricultural Economics Association. Meeting (1998 : Salt Lake City, Ut.)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    The abstracts and selected full text of over two hundred papers presented at the 1998 American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT (reviewed in the June 4, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics) have been uploaded to AgEcon Search (reviewed in the November 29, 1996 Scout Report). All titles and abstracts are provided, and full-text topics include the maize market in rural Mozambique, fish markets in France, and risk and profits insurance and pricing strategies for grain producers in the US.

  10. Annual meeting of the Advanced Light Source Users` Association

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    Not Available

    1994-03-01

    This report contains discussions on: Welcome to the annual meeting of the ALS User`s Association; overview of the ALS; the ALS into the 21st century; report from the DOE; scientific program at the ALS; plans for industrial use of the ALS; progress in beamline commissioning and overview of new projects; ALS user program; the fluorescent x-ray microprobe beamline at the ALS; the early days of x-ray optics; high-resolution soft x-ray spectroscopy; soft x-ray emission spectroscopy; x-ray dichroism; and application of VUV undulator beamline to chemical dynamics at the ALS.

  11. Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to

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    Endangered Species Act Biennial Report to Congress on the Status of Recovery Programs July for species listed under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Recovery plans for many and implement recovery plans for species listed under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Recovery

  12. Biennial Research and Technology Development Report

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    Taylor, Elizabeth; Radigan, Jeff; Haas, John; Kelly, Brian; Hall, Tim

    2009-01-01

    Various articles for the Biennial Research and Technology Development Report of the Johnson Space Center include: Automating ISS File Management using Agent-Based Systems Integration; International Space Station Operations; Planning and Monitoring ISS Solar Array Operations; Water Egress and Survival Trainer; Search and Relationship -- Mining of Heterogeneous Flight Control Documents; and Anomaly Monitoring Inductive Software System.

  13. Geophysical Institute. Biennial report, 1993-1994

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    NONE

    1996-01-01

    The 1993-1994 Geophysical Institute Biennial Report was published in November 1995 by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It contains an overview of the Geophysical Institute, the Director`s Note, and research presentations concerning the following subjects: scientific predictions, space physics, atmospheric sciences, snow, ice and permafrost, tectonics and sedimentation, seismology, volcanology, remote sensing, and other projects.

  14. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Recordkeeping and...262.41 Biennial report. (a) A generator who ships any hazardous waste off-site...submitted on EPA Form 8700-13A, must cover generator activities during the previous...

  15. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Recordkeeping and...262.41 Biennial report. (a) A generator who ships any hazardous waste off-site...submitted on EPA Form 8700-13A, must cover generator activities during the previous...

  16. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Recordkeeping and...262.41 Biennial report. (a) A generator who ships any hazardous waste off-site...submitted on EPA Form 8700-13A, must cover generator activities during the previous...

  17. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Recordkeeping and...262.41 Biennial report. (a) A generator who ships any hazardous waste off-site...submitted on EPA Form 8700-13A, must cover generator activities during the previous...

  18. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...CONTINUED) STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Recordkeeping and...262.41 Biennial report. (a) A generator who ships any hazardous waste off-site...submitted on EPA Form 8700-13A, must cover generator activities during the previous...

  19. Quasi-Biennial Corn Yield Cycles

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Quasi-biennial cycles are commonly observed in climate studies. The interannual El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) are two phenomena containing quasi-periodicities of approximately 2.5 years and 2.2 years. It is known that ENSO affects corn yield; NAO affects su...

  20. Geophysical Institute. Biennial report, 1993-1994

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    NONE

    1996-01-01

    The 1993-1994 Geophysical Institute Biennial Report was published in November 1995 by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It contains an overview of the Geophysical Institute, the Director`s Note, and research presentations concerning the following subjects: Scientific Predictions, Space Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Snow, Ice and Permafrost, Tectonics and Sedimentation, Seismology, Volcanology, Remote Sensing, and other projects.

  1. Biennial reporting system (BRS) data: Generation and management of hazardous waste, 1997 final report

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    1999-05-01

    The product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the ``National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1997 data).'' The data were collected by states using the ``1997 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms'' (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B), or the state's equivalent information source. Data submitted by states prior to December 31, 1997 are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims are not included. These data are preliminary and will be replaced by the final data. The data contain information describing the RCRA wastes generated and/or managed during 1997 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQGs). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number. Response codes match those of the ``1997 Hazardous Waste Report: Instructions and Forms'' (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B).

  2. Biennial Reporting System (BRS) data: Generation and management of hazardous waste, 1997 (preliminary)

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    Not Available

    1999-05-01

    The product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1997 data). The data were collected by states using the 1997 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B), or the state's equivalent information source. Data submitted by states prior to December 31, 1997 are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims are not included. These data are preliminary and will be replaced by the final data. The data contain information describing the RCRA wastes generated and/or managed during 1997 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQGs). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number. Response codes match those of the 1997 Hazardous Waste Report: Instructions and Forms (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B).

  3. Is There Really an Intermittent Biennial Oscillation in the Great Plains Low-Level Jet Over Texas?

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Helfand, H. Mark

    2002-01-01

    In the 15-year GEOS-1 reanalysis data set, a maximum of interannual variance of low- level meridional flow for the warm season (May through August) occurs over southeast Texas. This variance maximum seems to be dominated by a marked biennial oscillation that occurs only during the first 6 (or possibly 8) years of the reanalysis period (1980-85 or possibly 1980-1987) and then completely disappears by the 9th year. This biennial oscillation seems to be associated with interannual fluctuations in ground wetness, surface temperature and surface pressure gradients over Texas. The periods of drier soil lead to warmer surface temperatures, lower surface pressures, stronger pressure gradients between Texas and the Gulf of Mexico and stronger southerly winds. This intermittent biennial oscillation is also evident in corresponding fields for the the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data set for the years 1978-1985 (and possibly from 1978- 1987) and 1995-2000, but not during other periods. There are also obvious biennial oscillations evident during these periods in U.S. Climate Division records for the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) for Texas. Month-by-month correlations of this index with certain el Nino related indices are as high as .45 for the first period and as high as .55 or .6 for the second period for some regions in Texas. The seasonal cycle of the biennial signal in the PDSI and precipitation for the first period suggest that the drought in Texas and Mexico is ended (caused) by a reversal in the sign of anomalies in precipitation rate for the fall/winter season. Analysis of tropical Pacific SST patterns shows a .5 to .75 K biennial oscillation of SSTs along the precipitation-free track to the southwest of the Mexican coast during the fall and winter months of the 1978 to 1985 period that might explain the reversal in precipitation anomalies and hence the entire intermittent biennial oscillation in ground hydrology and low-level flow.

  4. Minutes of the 1980 National Marine Education Association Annual Board of Directors Meeting.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schlenker, Richard M.

    Minutes of the 1980 National Marine Education Association annual board of directors' meeting are presented in this document. Included are 16 appendices (representing a major portion of the document) containing materials prepared for the meeting. These materials, which reflect the major areas addressed during the meeting, include: 1980 board of…

  5. Genetic and physiological analysis of biennialism in Hyoscyamus niger.

    PubMed

    Schläppi, M

    2011-05-01

    A genetic and physiological study of biennialism in the diploid selfer Hyoscyamus niger (black henbane), an obligate long-day plant, is described. Three annual and two biennial accessions that were homozygous for their respective growth habits were selected. The early-flowering trait of two annual accessions was dominant over the late-flowering trait of the third annual accession. The late-flowering annual accession, but not the early-flowering ones, responded to vernalization. Two biennial accessions remained vegetative after more than 1 year in soil and thus had an obligate vernalization requirement. Crosses between annual and biennial accessions showed that biennialism was conferred through a single dominant gene. However, plants containing only one copy of this dominant gene were transformed from biennials into very late-flowering winter-annual plants that responded more rapidly to vernalization than biennials. Taken together, these results indicated that there were allelic differences in photoperiod-specific flowering time genes and that biennialism was a dose-dependent trait with incomplete dominance. Models for flowering time regulation in henbane involving photoperiod-, vernalization-, and most likely gibberellin-specific pathways are discussed. PMID:21489105

  6. PREFACE: XTOP 2004 -- 7th Biennial Conference on High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging

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    Vaclav Holý

    2005-01-01

    The 7th Biennial Conference on High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging (XTOP 2004) was held in the Prague suburb of Pruhonice, Czech Republic, during 7-10 September 2004. It was organized by the Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association in cooperation with the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Masaryk University, Brno, and Charles University, Prague. XTOP

  7. 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

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    Several DCEG scientists will present their research at the AACR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between April 18-22, 2015. A full list of abstracts can be found on the AACR website. Oral Presentations Sunday, April 19 Presenter Presentation

  8. 13th annual meeting of the ALS Users' Association

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    Robinson, Art

    2000-11-21

    A complement of 266 users, staff, and vendors descended upon the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) from Monday through Wednesday, October 16-18, 2000 for the thirteenth edition of the annual Advanced Light Source (ALS) users meeting. In a departure from previous practice, the meeting featured an increased emphasis on workshops with the result that the proceedings were equally divided between oral and poster presentations and the workshops. After the traditional welcomes and facility updates on the first morning, science dominated the first day and a half comprising the formal meeting with a session of highlights from young researchers, three sessions of scientific highlights from the ALS and elsewhere, and a poster session that included a student poster competition. A set of seven workshops covering research areas of current or growing interest at the ALS rounded out the final day and a half of the meeting.

  9. Solar generated quasi-biennial geomagnetic variation

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    Sugiura, M.; Poros, D. J.

    1977-01-01

    The existence of highly correlated quasi-biennial variations in the geomagnetic field and in solar activity is demonstrated. The analysis uses a numerical filter technique applied to monthly averages of the geomagnetic horizontal component and of the Zurich relative sunspot number. Striking correlations are found between the quasi-biennial geomagnetic variations determined from several magnetic observatories located at widely different longitudes, indicating a worldwide nature of the obtained variation. The correlation coefficient between the filtered Dst index and the filtered relative sunspot number is found to be -0.79 at confidence level greater than 99% with a time-lag of 4 months, with solar activity preceding the Dst variation. The correlation between the unfiltered data of Dst and of the sunspot number is also high with a similar time-lag. Such a timelag has not been discussed in the literature, and a further study is required to establish the mode of sun-earth relationship that gives this time delay.

  10. Proceedings of the fourth biennial conference of research on the Colorado Plateau

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    Stuart, M.A.

    1999-01-01

    The 13 chapters in this book were selected from the 75 research papers presented at the Fourth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. The theme of this meeting centered around research, inventory, and monitoring on lands over the Colorado Plateau, with a focus on the newly created BLM Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The conference, held on 15-18 September 1997 in Flagstaff, Arizona, was hosted by the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Colorado Plateau Field Station (CPFS) and Northern Arizona University.

  11. Modifications of the quasi-biennial oscillation by a geoengineering perturbation of the stratospheric aerosol layer

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    Aquila, V.; Garfinkel, C. I.; Newman, P. A.; Oman, L. D.; Waugh, D. W.

    2014-03-01

    This paper examines the impact of geoengineering via stratospheric sulfate aerosol on the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) using the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System version 5 Chemistry Climate Model. We performed four 30 year simulations with a continuous injection of sulfur dioxide on the equator at 0° longitude. The four simulations differ by the amount of sulfur dioxide injected (5 Tg/yr and 2.5 Tg/yr) and the altitude of the injection (16 km-25 km and 22 km-25 km). We find that such an injection dramatically alters the quasi-biennial oscillation, prolonging the phase of easterly shear with respect to the control simulation. This is caused by the increased aerosol heating and associated warming in the tropical lower stratosphere and higher residual vertical velocity. In the case of maximum perturbation, i.e., highest stratospheric aerosol burden, the lower tropical stratosphere is locked into a permanent westerly QBO phase.

  12. ARES Biennial Report 2012 Final

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    Stansbery, Eileen

    2014-01-01

    Since the return of the first lunar samples, what is now the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate has had curatorial responsibility for all NASA-held extraterrestrial materials. Originating during the Apollo Program (1960s), this capability at Johnson Space Center (JSC) included scientists who were responsible for the science planning and training of astronauts for lunar surface activities as well as experts in the analysis and preservation of the precious returned samples. Today, ARES conducts research in basic and applied space and planetary science, and its scientific staff represents a broad diversity of expertise in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy), mathematics, and engineering organized into three offices (figure 1): Astromaterials Research (KR), Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation (KT), and Human Exploration Science (KX). Scientists within the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office preserve, protect, document, and distribute samples of the current astromaterials collections. Since the return of the first lunar samples, ARES has been assigned curatorial responsibility for all NASA-held extraterrestrial materials (Apollo lunar samples, Antarctic meteorites - some of which have been confirmed to have originated on the Moon and on Mars - cosmic dust, solar wind samples, comet and interstellar dust particles, and space-exposed hardware). The responsibilities of curation consist not only of the longterm care of the samples, but also the support and planning for future sample collection missions and research and technology to enable new sample types. Curation provides the foundation for research into the samples. The Lunar Sample Facility and other curation clean rooms, the data center, laboratories, and associated instrumentation are unique NASA resources that, together with our staff's fundamental understanding of the entire collection, provide a service to the external research community, which relies on access to the samples. The curation efforts are greatly enhanced by a strong group of planetary scientists who conduct peerreviewed astromaterials research. Astromaterials Research Office scientists conduct peer-reviewed research as Principal or Co-Investigators in planetary science (e. g., cosmochemistry, origins of solar systems, Mars fundamental research, planetary geology and geophysics) and participate as Co-Investigators or Participating Scientists in many of NASA's robotic planetary missions. Since the last report, ARES has achieved several noteworthy milestones, some of which are documented in detail in the sections that follow. Within the Human Exploration Science Office, ARES is a world leader in orbital debris research, modeling and monitoring the debris environment, designing debris shielding, and developing policy to control and mitigate the orbital debris population. ARES has aggressively pursued refinements in knowledge of the debris environment and the hazard it presents to spacecraft. Additionally, the ARES Image Science and Analysis Group has been recognized as world class as a result of the high quality of near-real-time analysis of ascent and on-orbit inspection imagery to identify debris shedding, anomalies, and associated potential damage during Space Shuttle missions. ARES Earth scientists manage and continuously update the database of astronaut photography that is predominantly from Shuttle and ISS missions, but also includes the results of 40 years of human spaceflight. The Crew Earth Observations Web site (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Education/ESS/crew.htm) continues to receive several million hits per month. ARES scientists are also influencing decisions in the development of the next generation of human and robotic spacecraft and missions through laboratory tests on the optical qualities of materials for windows, micrometeoroid/orbital debris shielding technology, and analog activities to assess surface science operations. ARES serves as host to numerous students and visiting scientists as part of the services provided to t

  13. NLN Competencies for the Associate Degree Nurse: Are the New Graduates Meeting Them?

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    Deering-Flory, Rebecca; Neighbors, Marianne

    1991-01-01

    Discusses a study of directors of nursing in six southern states to determine whether associate degree nurses (ADNs) meet the National League for Nursing competencies after six months of practice as a registered nurse. Responses indicated that the competencies were realistic and that newly practicing ADNs are barely meeting them. (JOW)

  14. [Reports from the 1971 Annual Meeting of the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers.

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    Hunter, Madeline; And Others

    1971-01-01

    The reports from the 1971 Annual Meeting of the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers are presented in this compilation of nine abridged speeches given at the meeting. The papers include: (1) "The Three Dimensions of Successful Teaching," (2) "State of the Profession," (3) "Individualizing Instruction in Some Puget Sound Schools,"…

  15. Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting and Symposium, Oak Ridge, TN, 4-5 December 2007 Gary Johnson

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    1 Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting and Symposium, Oak Ridge, TN, 4-5 December 2007 Gary Era Status of ITERStatus of ITER #12;2 Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting and Symposium, Oak Ridge · Technical Status · Summary #12;3 Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting and Symposium, Oak Ridge, TN, 4

  16. Quasi-Biennial Oscillation as the Result of Planetary Motion

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    Retejum, Alexey

    QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATION AS THE RESULT OF PLANETARY MOTION A.Ju.Retejum Lomonosov Moscow State University, aretejum@yandex.ru A remarkable phenomenon of quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) attracts a growing attention for its unclear origin and possible global impact. A comprehensive theory of this phenomenon should answer the following questions: 1. Why does the phase change of the atmospheric circulation on average occur every 800 days? 2. When does the cycle length decreases or increases? 3. Wherefore the regular wind shift is observed in the equatorial stratosphere only? 4. What could cause a sudden reverse in zonal wind direction? 5. Why the generating impulse travels from the border between the atmosphere and outer space downwards without significant loss of power? 6. What is the reason of known differences in behavior patterns between west and east winds? 7. How do middle and upper latitudes respond to the remote signal? Unfortunately all the explanation of QBO that have been given so far, unable to meet the above criteria. The author proposes an alternative idea of the external forcing due to motion of Mars, Jupiter and Venus. This study is based on the QBO Index data at the 30-hPa Height for the 1979-2013 period (http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/qbo.u30.index). Having in mind that the oscillation is symmetric about the Equator, where the Earth rotation speed is highest, one examined on the first stage relationships between the QBO manifestation and the length of day. A ten-year comparison of slow and fast spinning periods (1979-1983, 1991-1995 and 2000-2006, 2009-2011 respectively) reveals a significant difference in west and east winds strengths. The same picture can be observed if mean monthly data for March-April (the length of day maximum) and July (the length of day minimum) are collated. This is the answer to the question # 3. The exact answers to questions # 1 and # 2 give an analysis of the dependence of the wind reverse time on the moments of Mars, Jupiter and Venus conjunctions or opposition in geocentric ecliptical longitudes. Mars having the synodic period varies between 764 and 810 days plays a key role in this process of external regulation. The planets forcing fact is the answer to the question # 5. Sudden reverses in zonal wind direction coincide with the Earth’s changing rotation rate under the influence of other planets and the Sun. Winds shift to west usually occurs when the length of day is getting longer, and the globe’s spin-up produces an opposite effect. West and east winds exhibit different response to the forced irregularities of the forward rotation of the Earth. This finding helps answer to questions # 4 and # 6. Some signs of quasi-biennial modulation in northern regions might be considered as traces of the telecommunication factor. But processing of the data on sensitive indicators (zonal winds and heat flux at 60° as well as total ozone concentration) by means of the superposed epoch method provide evidences of the Martian control (the answer to questions # 7). The first proven effect of the planets impact on the Earth’s atmosphere is a result of conservation of angular momentum in the Solar system and interaction of the outer ether envelops of celestial bodies with forward and reverse rotation.

  17. Biennial Report to Congress On the Recovery Program For Threatened

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    Biennial Report to Congress On the Recovery Program For Threatened and Endangered Species October 1......................................................................................................................................1 Species Protected Under the Endangered Species Act...............................................................................................................................49 #12;Introduction The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) has as its primary purpose

  18. TC BEIRNE SCHOOL BIENNIAL REPORT 2008-2009

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    Blows, Mark

    .law.uq.edu.au/biennial-report ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ Forgan Smith Building, St Lucia #12;Page 2 | TC Beirne School of Law Biennial Report 2008-2009 Research. Large Australian Research Council grants were awarded to Professor Brad Sherman and Dr David Morrison Schloenhardt (2008) and Dr David Morrison (2009) received a prestigious UQ Research Excellence Award ­ few

  19. Personalized Itinerary Planner and Abstract Book 2013 SRCD Biennial Meeting

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    Inclusive Sexuality Education: Beliefs about What Adolescents Should Know and Who Should Teach Them C-Based Supports for Sexual Minority Youth 4:10 PM-5:40 PM Parental Attitudes about Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ), Educational Attainment Among Ethnically Diverse Youth: Protective Factors in At-Risk Contexts #12;8:30 AM-10

  20. Minutes from meeting of UNL Parents Association April 15, 2006

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    Farritor, Shane

    Apostolova (Bulgaria) Amanda Wiltgen (South Sioux City, NE) Russell Swan (Grant, NE) Finalists: Joshua Avila parent's association. May consider restarting. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Coalition Representative

  1. Association Genetics of Populus trichocarpa or Resequencing in Populus: Towards Genome Wide Association Genetics (2011 JGI User Meeting)

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    Tuskan, Gerry

    2011-06-03

    The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. Gerry Tuskan of Oak Ridge National Laboratory on "Resequencing in Populus: Towards Genome Wide Association Genetics" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011

  2. Association Genetics of Populus trichocarpa or Resequencing in Populus: Towards Genome Wide Association Genetics (2011 JGI User Meeting)

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    Tuskan, Gerry

    2011-03-23

    The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. Gerry Tuskan of Oak Ridge National Laboratory on "Resequencing in Populus: Towards Genome Wide Association Genetics" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011

  3. 76 FR 61227 - Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select...

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    ...Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Amendments to the Select Agent and Toxin Regulations; Proposed Rule...Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Amendments to the...

  4. 76 FR 61205 - Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review

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    ...73 Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review...0920-AA34 Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review AGENCY...Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United...

  5. 49 CFR 390.203 - PRISM State registration/biennial updates.

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    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Unified Registration System § 390.203 PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) program (authorized under...

  6. 49 CFR 390.203 - PRISM State registration/biennial updates.

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    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Unified Registration System § 390.203 PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) program (authorized under...

  7. National Association for Research in Science Teaching. 50th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

    This publication provides abstracts of papers presented at the 50th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching held in Cincinnati, Ohio March 22-24, 1977. The entries represent a wide range of topics in the field of science education. Topics include instruction, teacher education, learning, enrollments, concept…

  8. National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 45th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.

    Abstracts of papers presented to the 45th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching are arranged according to the topic for the session at which they were presented. Series of sessions were devoted to test and instrument development, evaluation, learning theory, verbal behavior, instructional methods and…

  9. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 49th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

    This publication provides abstracts of papers presented at the 49th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) held in San Francisco, April 23-25, 1976. The entries represent a wide range of topics in the field of science education. The themes recurring most often are related to the fields of: (1)…

  10. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 44th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.

    Abstracts of papers presented to the 44th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching are arranged according to the topic of the session at which they were presented. Separate sessions were devoted to elementary, secondary, junior high school, and college and university science teaching, with papers on evaluation,…

  11. Mayo Clinic urologists present findings at American Urological Association annual meeting

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    Mayo Clinic researchers presented findings on prostate cancer risk, screening, treatment and other urological research at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association May 19–23 in Atlanta. In one study, of adjuvant hormonal therapy following radical prostatectomy, researchers found no adverse impact in overall survival of patients even when other health factors, specifically cardiovascular disease, were taken into account.

  12. THE 2011 ILLINOIS PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    THE 2011 ILLINOIS PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois, November 18-19, 2011 Friday November 18 8:00-9:00 Reception and onsite Illinois Room 9:00 Intrinsicality for the Dependent Peter van Elswyk, Northern Illinois University

  13. American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting (2004) Orlando, FL

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    Shenoy, Krishna V.

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting (2004) Orlando, FL Premotor cortex plan activity used to decode upcoming reach speed for high performance neural prosthetic system design Stephen I. Ryu, Byron Yu, Mark M. Churchland, Krishna V. Shenoy INTRODUCTION Neural prosthetics

  14. Proceedings of the Seventh Spring Meeting, Eastern Branch, American Psychological Association

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    Herbert W. Rogers

    1936-01-01

    The Seventh Annual Spring Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the American Psychological Association was held on Saturday, April 11, 1936, at Fordham University, New York City. The papers presented in the scientific program were arranged in 6 sections: Physiological Psychology, Child and Abnormal Psychology, Memory and Learning, Sensation and Perception, Comparative Psychology, and Mental Testing. A Round Table Conference

  15. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting and Annual Report 1979.

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    Journal of Medical Education, 1980

    1980-01-01

    Topics addressed in the annual meeting and report of the Association of American Medical Colleges for 1979 include: AAMC cooperation with other organizations, quality control and cost containment in health care education, educational initiatives, biomedical research, faculty, students, institutional development, teaching hospitals, and information…

  16. Berries and human health: research highlights from the fifth biennial berry health benefits symposium.

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    Seeram, Navindra P

    2014-05-01

    The fifth biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium showcased recent research supporting the positive effects of berry consumption on human health and disease. Remarkably, the vast majority of oral papers covered data accumulated from in vivo studies, which underscores how berry health research has advanced since the inception of this symposium in 2005. Similar to the past, research presented at this meeting was primarily focused on the major commercially cultivated berries in North America, namely, blackberry, blueberry, black raspberry, cranberry, red raspberry, and strawberry. Despite this, on the basis of similar compositional chemistry, it is possible that similar biological effects may also be extended to other small soft-fleshed "berry-type" fruits popular in other parts of the world including Europe, Asia, and South America. Overall, this symposium continues to add to the growing body of data supporting the positive impact of berry fruit consumption on human health promotion and disease risk reduction. PMID:24148006

  17. climate research and seismology department Biennial Scientific Report

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    Haak, Hein

    climate research and seismology department Biennial Scientific Report 1999-2000 #12;Contents Seismology 162 National and international policy related activities 174 Model support 177 #12;Appendices of knmi's Climate Research and Seismology Department in the years 1999 and 2000. In 1999 an international

  18. climate research and seismology department Biennial Scientific Report

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    climate research and seismology department Biennial Scientific Report 2001­2002 #12;2 #12;3 Contents Preface Foreword Recent highlights On the role of cirrus clouds in climate 11 Pathways in the ocean 19 Monitoring of tropical processes relevant to climate change 29 Current projects Climate

  19. Biennial Performance Reports--Disproportionality. Quick Turn Around (QTA).

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    Muller, Eve; Markowitz, Joy

    This brief paper analyzes the types of information about disproportionality of particular racial/ethnic groups in special education that states provided in the Biennial Performance Reports (BPRs) submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in 2002 (covering the academic years 1991-2000 and 2000-2001). A section on the study's background notes…

  20. Compensatory reproduction in a biennial herb following insect defloration

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    Stephen D. Hendrix

    1979-01-01

    The ability of the biennial herb, Pastinaca sativa L. (wild parsnip), to respond to and compensate for destruction of primary umbel seeds by the larvae of Depressaria pastinacella (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae) was analyzed by comparing umbel and seed production of damaged and undamaged plants collected from five populations. Plants with a basal stem diameter smaller than 8 mm suffer a reduction

  1. The Thornton biennial: The Kruszka pavilion: the 29YR apology

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    Ethan Kruszka

    2004-01-01

    The Thornton Biennial: The Kruszka Pavilion: The 29YR Apology document functions as a catalog for the art event of the same name that occurred in November 2004. The catalog features a director's statement detailing the organizational practices of the event as well as a curatorial statement highlighting motivations for the event. In addition the catalog features color plates and statements

  2. Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Coastal Zone Conference

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Coastal Zone Conference New Orleans, Louisiana July 17 to 21, 2005 A SENSOR FUSION APPROACH TO COASTAL MAPPING Maryellen Sault, NOAA, National Ocean Service, National: sensor fusion, hyperspectral, lidar, digital photography, shoreline, coastal mapping, Vdatum INTRODUCTION

  3. Quasi-biennial corn yield cycles in Iowa

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    Quasi-biennial cycles are often reported in climate studies. The interannual El Nińo Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) are two phenomena containing quasi-periodicities of approximately 2.5 and 2.2 years. It is known that ENSO affects corn yield through weather patterns...

  4. The Asian Monsoon, the Tropospheric Biennial Oscillation, and the Indian Ocean Zonal Mode in the NCAR CSM(.

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    Loschnigg, Johannes; Meehl, Gerald A.; Webster, Peter J.; Arblaster, Julie M.; Compo, Gilbert P.

    2003-06-01

    The interaction of the Indian Ocean dynamics and the tropospheric biennial oscillation (TBO) is analyzed in the 300-yr control run of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Climate System Model (CSM). Sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies and equatorial ocean dynamics in the Indian Ocean are associated with the TBO and interannual variability of Asian-Australian monsoons in observations. The air-sea interactions involved in these processes in the coupled ocean-atmosphere model are analyzed, so as to diagnose the causes of the SST anomalies and their role in the development of a biennial cycle in the Indian-Pacific Ocean region.By using singular value decomposition (SVD) analysis, it is found that the model reproduces the dominant mechanisms that are involved in the development of the TBO's influence on the south Asian monsoon: large-scale forcing from the tropical Pacific and regional forcing associated with both the meridional temperature gradient between the Asian continent and the Indian Ocean, as well as Indian Ocean SST anomalies. Using cumulative anomaly pattern correlation, the strength of each of these processes in affecting the interannual variability of both Asian and Australian monsoon rainfall is assessed.In analyzing the role of the Indian Ocean dynamics in the TBO, it is found that the Indian Ocean zonal mode (IOZM) is an inherent feature of the Asian summer monsoon and the TBO. The IOZM is thus a part of the biennial nature of the Indian-Pacific Ocean region. The coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics and cross-equatorial heat transport contribute to the interannual variability and biennial nature of the ENSO-monsoon system, by affecting the heat content of the Indian Ocean and resulting SST anomalies over multiple seasons, which is a key factor in the TBO.

  5. 75 FR 73014 - Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight

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    ...61 Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...input as to how to improve the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) biennial renewal...

  6. Youth in Transition: The Challenges of Generational Change in Asia. Proceedings of the Biennial General Conference of the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (15th, Canberra, Australia, 2005)

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    Gale, Fay, Ed.; Fahey, Stephanie, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    This book originates from a conference of the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils and contains writings and research reports on Youth in Transition in the Asia and Pacific region. The definition of "youth" varies from country to country and ranges between the ages of 10 to 35. The publication summarizes issues in the region,…

  7. Meeting report and abstracts from the American Association of Tissue Banks annual meeting; 6–9 September 2008, Chicago, Illinois USA

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    Scott A. Brubaker; Chad J. Ronholdt; Mark Moore

    2010-01-01

    The 32nd annual meeting of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) was highly praised by its participants and was\\u000a the largest attended meeting in the AATB’s history. Highlights included a record number of candidates taking the examination\\u000a to become a certified tissue banking specialist (CTBS) and the acceptance of over thirty abstract submissions using, for the\\u000a first time, an

  8. Quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) of tropical total ozone under alternative QBO scenarios of equatorial stratospheric wind

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    Gabis, I. P.

    2014-12-01

    Equatorial total column ozone variations with quasi-biennial periodicity are described by paying attention to their coupling with the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) of zonal wind in equatorial stratosphere. Analysis is made for the 35-year time interval from 1978 to 2013 using the zonal mean total ozone (TOZ) data in latitude band from 5° S to 5° N derived from satellite measurements by means of Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI). The study was performed using strong seasonal regularities of the wind QBO and the discrete variation of the QBO-period revealed earlier. The forecast of the wind QBO evolution made in Gabis (2012) is fully justified. The comparison between predicted and actually observed changes of the height wind structure shows the prominent accordance, which confirms the forecast validity. It is shown that variations of deseasonalized TOZ are in strong coupling with changes of equatorial wind QBO that coincides with the numerous previous researches. However our results contradict the assumption about quite complicated ozone response in the equatorial region due to continuously varying with time relationship between annual and quasi-biennial cycles and irregularly variable wind QBO-period. The total ozone changes actually observed clearly corresponds to the mean ozone variations calculated for different QBO scenarios and aligned according to the sequence of QBO scenarios already occurred in fact. This close association indicates the possibility of forecasting the equatorial total ozone QBO based on the predicted wind QBO.

  9. Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines is Associated with Lower Allostatic Load and Inflammation in Mexican Americans.

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    Gay, Jennifer L; Salinas, Jennifer J; Buchner, David M; Mirza, Shaper; Kohl, Harold W; Fisher-Hoch, Susan P; McCormick, Joseph B

    2015-04-01

    Examine the relationship between physical activity (PA) and allostatic load in Mexican-Americans as well as variations by gender. Self-reported PA as well as cardiovascular, metabolic and inflammatory markers were assessed in 330 Mexican-American adults in the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort (Brownsville, TX, USA). Dependent variables included total allostatic load, blood pressure, metabolic, and inflammatory scores. PA participation was categorized as sedentary, low, moderate, high, and by whether activity was sufficient to meet public health guidelines. Logistic regression analyses were conducted using cross-sectional data, and tested interaction effects of gender and PA. High active participants had lower allostatic load and inflammatory risk than sedentary participants. These relationships held for meeting versus not meeting guidelines. Males meeting guidelines were less likely to have high inflammation than other groups. The data did not suggest a dose-response association. These findings indicate that PA may reduce accumulation of allostatic load, highlighting the importance of a physically active lifestyle across the life span. PMID:24242155

  10. Association Between Barriers and Facilitators to Meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Body Weight Status: The HEALTH Study

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Few Americans meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Objective: The goal of this research was to examine the association between barriers and facilitators to meeting the DGA and weight in a multi-site study. Design: A cross-sectional study. Participants/Setting: A total of 836 caregiver-ch...

  11. Dynamics of Monsoon-Induced Biennial Variability in ENSO

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    Kim, Kyu-Myong; Lau, K.-M.; Einaudi, Franco (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The mechanism of the quasi-biennial tendency in El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-monsoon coupled system is investigated using an intermediate coupled model. The monsoon wind forcing is prescribed as a function of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies based on the relationship between zonal wind anomalies over the western Pacific to sea level change in the equatorial eastern Pacific. The key mechanism of quasi-biennial tendency in El Nino evolution is found to be in the strong coupling of ENSO to monsoon wind forcing over the western Pacific. Strong boreal summer monsoon wind forcing, which lags the maximum SST anomaly in the equatorial eastern Pacific approximately 6 months, tends to generate Kelvin waves of the opposite sign to anomalies in the eastern Pacific and initiates the turnabout in the eastern Pacific. Boreal winter monsoon forcing, which has zero lag with maximum SST in the equatorial eastern Pacific, tends to damp the ENSO oscillations.

  12. The 159th national meeting of the American Association for the advancement of science

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    1993-01-01

    This volume is the program/abstracts for the 1993 national meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The meeting was held in Boston from 11-16 February 1993. Symposia dealt with works on the following topics; perspectives on human genetics; confronting AIDS; biology, cells bugs; medical research society; social psychology neuroscience; future chemistry, from carbon to silicon; measuring the matter energy of the universe; earth's ever-changing atmosphere; causing coping with environmental change; agricultural biotechnology, plant protection production; science corporate enterprise; examining reforming the economic system; science, ethics the law; communicating science to the public; information technology the changing face of science; mathematics, concepts computations; international cooperation human survival; science for everyone; science religion, examining both; anthropology, dynamics of human history; international science issues; improving formal science education; and science education reform in America. Separate abstracts have been prepared for articles from this volume.

  13. The biennial cycle of respiratory syncytial virus outbreaks in Croatia.

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    Mlinaric-Galinovic, Gordana; Welliver, Robert C; Vilibic-Cavlek, Tatjana; Ljubin-Sternak, Suncanica; Drazenovic, Vladimir; Galinovic, Ivana; Tomic, Vlatka

    2008-01-01

    The paper analyses the epidemic pattern of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreaks in children in Croatia. Over a period of 11 consecutive winter seasons (1994-2005) 3,435 inpatients from Zagreb County aged from infancy to 10 years who were hospitalised with acute respiratory tract infections were tested for RSV-infection. RSV was identified in nasopharyngeal secretions of patients by virus isolation in cell culture and by detection of viral antigen with monoclonal antibodies. In the Zagreb area, RSV outbreaks were proven to vary in a two-year cycle, which was repeated every 23-25 months. This biennial cycle comprised one larger and one smaller season. Climate factors correlated significantly with the number of RSV cases identified only in the large seasons, which suggests that the biennial cycle is likely to continue regardless of meteorological conditions. Knowledge of this biennial pattern should be useful in predicting the onset of RSV outbreaks in Croatia, and would facilitate planning for the prevention and control of RSV infections in the region. PMID:18226194

  14. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology International Meeting: Ft Lauderdale Fl, May3-7th

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology International Meeting: Ft Lauderdale Fl.A. Reilly1A,2 . A Executive Branch, B Research, 1 VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO; 2 Ophthalmology, Energy

  15. Montana Weed Control Association Annual Meeting, Missoula, MT. January 13, 2010. Skurski T, Rew LJ, Maxwell BD and Lehnhoff E

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana Weed Control Association Annual Meeting, Missoula, MT. January 13, 2010. Skurski T, Rew LJ-establishment empirical approach to determine whether invasiveness varied among populations of spotted knapweed (Centaurea

  16. Effects of plant size on reproductive output and offspring performance in the facultative biennial Digitalis purpurea

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    Nina Sletvold

    2002-01-01

    Summary 1 Monocarpy in facultative biennials can be favoured by selection when there is a more than proportional increase in fitness with size. The possible contributions of larger reproductive output and higher offspring quality to such an increase were investigated in the facultative biennial plant Digitalis purpurea . Straw mass (rosette leaves and flower- ing stem excluding fruits and seeds)

  17. Fourth joint meeting of the American Urological Association and the Japanese Urological Association Specialty Society program at the 104th annual meeting of the American Urological Association at Chicago 2009.

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    Cooperberg, Matthew R; Hinotsu, Shiro; Chancellor, Michael B; Homma, Yukio; Nelson, Peter S; Matsuyama, Hideyasu; Menon, Mani; Kucuk, Omer; Hara, Isao; Egawa, Shin; Uzzo, Robert G; Kanayama, Hiro-Omi; Okuyama, Akihiko; Akaza, Hideyuki

    2009-08-01

    We are heartily grateful for the warm support of all of the people concerned, including the moderators and panelists of both societies for giving us the opportunity to hold the 4th American Urological Association/Japanese Urological Association (AUA/JUA) Joint Meeting, held once again at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (25-30 April 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA). 2009 is a memorable year, being the start of new collaborations between AUA and JUA. The JUA in collaboration with AUA is promoting an academic exchange program whereby outstanding and promising Japanese and American junior faculty members will be given the opportunity to work in the USA and Japan for one month. The program not only allows the sharing of knowledge and experience, but is designed to foster a closer alliance between the AUA and JUA, and assists in identifying future leaders within both organizations. The JUA will have an exhibit booth at the AUA annual meeting, promoting our new joint activities. The Journal of Urology and International Journal of Urology will share reviewers. The JUA will participate in developing AUA guidelines. With all of these activities, the JUA hopes it will provide greater opportunities to young Japanese urologists to participate in educational projects in the US. We would like to thank Professor Robert C. Flanigan, the Secretary General of AUA, Professor Glenn M. Preminger, the Chairman of the AUA Office of Education and the staff of AUA and JUA for supporting our program. We hope to keep holding the joint meeting and have plenty of ideas on themes and forums. We believe that this international program helps to establish a closer relationship between JUA and AUA in the scientific field. PMID:19682110

  18. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

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    Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services (WRES)

    2004-10-25

    This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents environmental regulatory compliance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed and authorized for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, for the reporting period of April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2004. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) (Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, as amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico.

  19. A delayed action oscillator shared by biennial, interannual, and decadal signals in the Pacific Basin

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    White, W.B.; Tourre, Y.M.; Barlow, M.; Dettinger, M.

    2003-01-01

    Biennial, interannual, and decadal signals in the Pacific basin are observed to share patterns and evolution in covarying sea surface temperature (SST), 18??C isotherm depth (Z18), zonal surface wind (ZSW), and wind stress curl (WSC) anomalies from 1955 to 1999. Each signal has warm SST anomalies propagating slowly eastward along the equator, generating westerly ZSW anomalies in their wake. These westerly ZSW anomalies produce cyclonic WSC anomalies off the equator which pump baroclinic Rossby waves in the western/central tropical North Pacific Ocean. These Rossby waves propagate westward, taking ???6, ???12, and ???36 months to reach the western boundary near ???7??N, ???12??N, and ???18??N on biennial, interannual, and decadal period scales, respectively. There, they reflect as equatorial coupled waves, propagating slowly eastward in covarying SST, Z18, and ZSW anomalies, taking ???6, ???12, and ???24 months to reach the central/eastern equatorial ocean. These equatorial coupled waves produce a delayed-negative feedback to the warm SST anomalies there. The decrease in Rossby wave phase speed with latitude, the increase in meridional scale of equatorial SST anomalies with period scale, and the associated increase in latitude of Rossby wave forcing are consistent with the delayed action oscillator (DAO) model used to explain El Nin??o. However, this is not true of the western-boundary reflection of Rossby waves into slow equatorial coupled waves. This requires modification of the extant DAO model. We construct a modified DAO model, demonstrating how the various mechanisms and the size and sources of their delays yield the resulting frequency of each signal.

  20. PREFACE: 6th Meeting of the Spanish Neutron Scattering Association (SETN2012)

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    2014-11-01

    The bi–annual Meeting of the Spanish Neutron Scattering Association, VI RSETN, took place in the magnificent world heritage ancient city of Segovia, Spain, from 24–27 June 2012, at the historical building ''Palacio de Mansilla''. It was the sixth in a series of successful scientific meetings, beginning in 2002 (San Sebastián), and followed by conferences in Puerto de la Cruz (Canary Islands, 2004), Jaca (Aragón, 2006), Sant Feliú de Guixols (Cataluńa, 2008) and Gijón (Asturias, 2010). The conference covered a broad range of topics related to the use of neutron scattering techniques, from soft matter and biosciences to magnetism, condensed matter as well as advanced neutron instrumentation and applications. In addition to those topics, Spanish scientists working at neutron facilities reported recent upgrades of neutron instruments. The VI RSETN was organized by a group of research scientists belonging to different institutions in Madrid: CSIC, Universidad Complutense and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, in cooperation with the Spanish Society for Neutron Techniques (SETN, 'Sociedad Espańola de Técnicas Neutrónicas'). The meeting attracted around 90 participants. The total number of oral presentations was 36, including plenary and invited talks, both from domestic and foreign speakers. In addition, the number of posters was around 20. The success of the VI RSETN was due to the efforts of many colleagues involved at all stages of the meeting. We would like to thank the scientific committee, the local organizing committee, the chairs of the conference sessions as well as all the reviewers who agreed generously to help with the process. We would also like to emphasize the excellent scientific quality of all the presentations and posters, and we thank the support received from our sponsors (SETN, ICMM–CSIC, ESS–Bilbao, ILL, Carburos Metálicos), which was really important for the conference success. Finally, we hope that the readers will enjoy the 28 scientific contributions contained in the present volume, which give an overview of the science and the engineering currently done by the Spanish neutron scattering community, a lively and growing community. Jorge Hernández-Velasco, Carlos Cabrillo, Marta Castellote, Jesus Ruiz-Hervias Conference Proceedings Editors

  1. Grand round cases: Australian Association of Neurologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra 2006.

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    Thompson, Philip

    2007-09-01

    The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Association of Neurologists includes a Grand Rounds Session in which unusual cases are presented. The Chairmen of the 2006 session, Drs Richard Stark and Heather Waddy, lead the audience through a discussion of the history, physical signs, diagnostic investigations and finally the diagnosis at intervals throughout the case presentation. In introducing the cases Dr. Stark emphasized that the cases were selected because they were unusual and the final diagnosis may not be evident at the outset. The approach to the clinical problems and the process of thinking through the differential diagnoses and the method of investigation were as important to the discussion of these cases as the final diagnosis itself. These cases are reported here including an edited summary of the discussion with the same emphasis on the method of clinical analysis and the diagnostic process. PMID:17588760

  2. Using Electric Vehicles to Meet Balancing Requirements Associated with Wind Power

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    Tuffner, Francis K.; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW

    2011-07-31

    Many states are deploying renewable generation sources at a significant rate to meet renewable portfolio standards. As part of this drive to meet renewable generation levels, significant additions of wind generation are planned. Due to the highly variable nature of wind generation, significant energy imbalances on the power system can be created and need to be handled. This report examines the impact on the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) region for a 2019 expected wind scenario. One method for mitigating these imbalances is to utilize plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as assets to the grid. PHEVs and BEVs have the potential to meet this demand through both charging and discharging strategies. This report explores the usage of two different charging schemes: V2GHalf and V2GFull. In V2GHalf, PHEV/BEV charging is varied to absorb the additional imbalance from the wind generation, but never feeds power back into the grid. This scenario is highly desirable to automotive manufacturers, who harbor great concerns about battery warranty if vehicle-to-grid discharging is allowed. The second strategy, V2GFull, varies not only the charging of the vehicle battery, but also can vary the discharging of the battery back into the power grid. This scenario is currently less desirable to automotive manufacturers, but provides an additional resource benefit to PHEV/BEVs in meeting the additional imbalance imposed by wind. Key findings in the report relate to the PHEV/BEV population required to meet the additional imbalance when comparing V2GHalf to V2GFull populations, and when comparing home-only-charging and work-and-home-charging scenarios. Utilizing V2GFull strategies over V2GHalf resulted in a nearly 33% reduction in the number of vehicles required. This reduction indicates fewer vehicles are needed to meet the unhandled energy, but they would utilize discharging of the vehicle battery into the grid. This practice currently results in the voiding of automotive manufacturer's battery warranty, and is not feasible for many customers. The second key finding is the change in the required population when PHEV/BEV charging is available at both home and work. Allowing 10% of the vehicle population access to work charging resulted in nearly 80% of the grid benefit. Home-only charging requires, at best, 94% of the current NWPP light duty vehicle fleet to be a PHEV or BEV. With the introduction of full work charging availability, only 8% of the NWPP light duty vehicle fleet is required. Work charging has primarily been associated with mitigating range anxiety in new electric vehicle owners, but these studies indicate they have significant potential for improving grid reliability. The V2GHalf and V2GFull charging strategies of the report utilize grid frequency as an indication of the imbalance requirements. The introduction of public charging stations, as well as the potential for PHEV/BEVs to be used as a resource for renewable generation integration, creates conditions for additional products into the ancillary services market. In the United Kingdom, such a capability would be bid as a frequency product in the ancillary services market. Such a market could create the need for larger, third-party aggregators or services to manage the use of electric vehicles as a grid resource. Ultimately, customer adoption, usage patterns and habits, and feedback from the power and automotive industries will drive the need.

  3. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (September 23, 2008) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (September 23, 2008) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association), the Graduate Students Association (GSA), and McMaster MBA Association, as well as members of the MAPS Board individuals for such an on-line learning roundtable, but wanted to make #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting

  4. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (May 16, 2011) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (May 16, 2011) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part indicated that it is customary for the Executive Director to chair the inaugural meeting of the MAPS Board accepted. There were no other nominations for Treasurer. #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (May

  5. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (May 22, 2012) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (May 22, 2012) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm MAPS Boardroom PRESENT-2013 academic year. Carried Unanimously. #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (May 22, 2012) Page 2

  6. New York State Geological Association 67th Annual meeting & Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 26th Annual meeting, Union College, Schenectady, NY, October 13-15, 1995

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    Kidd, William S. F.

    Association of Petroleum Geologists 26th Annual meeting, Union College, Schenectady, NY, October 13-15, 1995 examination of the flatlying flysch bordering the western side of the deformed belt, and of the western part that places the western edge of the Taconic Allochthon against melange will also be visited. The trip aims

  7. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY EXTENSION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (52D, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, APRIL 22-25, 1967).

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    SENECAL, ROBERT; SMITH, HARRY

    IN PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE 1967 MEETING OF THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY EXTENSION ASSOCIATION, A UNIVERSITY EXTENSION DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC EXPERTS ON COMMUNITY THEORY, REGIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, AND AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, AND FEDERAL ADMINISTRATORS DISCUSS ISSUES AND IDEAS AFFECTING THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN HELPING TO IMPROVE COMMUNITIES.…

  8. Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Papers Presented at Meetings of the American Statistical Association. Working Paper Series.

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    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is an integrated system of surveys of public and private schools, school districts, school administrators, and teachers conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This collection contains papers related to the SASS presented at meetings of the American Statistical Association in August…

  9. Selected Papers on Education Surveys: Papers Presented at the 1996 Meeting of the American Statistical Association. Working Paper Series.

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    Kasprzyk, Dan, Ed.

    The 11 papers in this volume were presented at the 1996 American Statistical Association (ASA) meeting in Chicago (Illinois), August 4 through 8. This is the fourth collection of ASA papers of particular interest to users of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) survey data published in the "Working Papers" series. The following are…

  10. Parents Nursery Association Committee: Minutes of the Meeting Held at 7.30pm on 12 March 1998.

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    Cowley, Stephen J.

    Parents Nursery Association Committee: Minutes of the Meeting Held at 7.30pm on 12 March 1998 will have a visit from 3­4 teenagers from her church who will be fasting in aid of the charity World Vision of parents might play the piano and the children join in. Marianne reported that notices were up on the rooms

  11. The Whitney Museum of Art: 2000 Biennial exhibition

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    2000-01-01

    This year's seventieth Whitney Biennial is the first to include Internet art. The nine sites in the show "range from those that consist almost exclusively of text to others that are collages of images and sound." Darcey Steinke's "Blindspot" is one of the former, presenting small, evocative chunks of hyper-linked texts in re-sizing windows. Ben Benjamin's "Superbad," with its seemingly endless array of graphics, animations, and a few words, is the other end of the spectrum. Those able to go to New York City can see the sites projected on a large screen in the Internet Art Gallery, with additional computers available in the Hurst Family Gallery. The rest of us will have to put up with the tedium of waiting for images to load with our dial-in connections.

  12. Quasi-biennial modulation of the Antarctic ozone depletion

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    Lait, Leslie R.; Schoeberl, Mark R.; Newman, Paul A.

    1989-01-01

    The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in total ozone and temperature has been extracted from 9 years of Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) observations and National Meteorological Center (NMC) analyses. Years in which QBO-related variations in the total ozone and temperature are positive are found to correspond to years with smaller September Antarctic total ozone hole decline rates and vice versa. The QBO appears to be responsible for September decline rate deviations up to 0.4 Dobson units (DU) per day. Also, the QBO at mid-latitudes appears to be better correlated with the 30-mbar tropical QBO winds than with those at 50 mbar. Possible mechanisms that would explain these phenomena are discussed.

  13. 75 FR 43528 - Seeking Public Comment on Draft National Health Security Strategy Biennial Implementation Plan

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    2010-07-26

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES...Secretary Seeking Public Comment on Draft National Health Security Strategy Biennial Implementation...AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services...Authority: Public Health Service...

  14. FISH PHYSIOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY AND WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT: PROCEEDINGS OF 3RD BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, NANJING, PRC

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    Scientists from four countries presented papers at the Third Biennial International Symposium on Fish Physiology, Toxicology and Water Quality Management, which was held on the campus of Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. his proceedings in...

  15. 78 FR 68061 - Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on the Lifeline Biennial Audit Plan

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    ...when an ETC has an automated system to verify initial and ongoing eligibility, the audit should focus on whether the...procedures of such automated systems are appropriately structured...requirements. The Biennial Audit Plan also calls for...

  16. 75 FR 44724 - Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select...

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    ...Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Reorganization of the Select Agent and Toxin List AGENCY: Animal and...soliciting public comment regarding the list of select agents and toxins that have the...

  17. 76 FR 77914 - Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select...

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    2011-12-15

    ...Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Amendments to the Select Agent and Toxin Regulations AGENCY: Animal...that would amend and republish the list of select agents and toxins that have the...

  18. The stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation in the NCEP reanalyses: Climatological structures

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    Amihan S. Huesmann; Matthew H. Hitchman

    2001-01-01

    Global quasi-biennial variation in the lower stratosphere and tropopause region is studied using 41 years (1958-1998) of reanalyses from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Horizontal wind, temperature, geopotential height, tropopause temperature and pressure fields are used. A new quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) indexing method is presented, which is based on the zonal mean zonal wind shear anomaly at the

  19. Trends in Women's Participation at the Meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis: 1975–2005

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    Simon, Jennifer L; Morris, Edward K; Smith, Nathaniel G

    2007-01-01

    We examined women's participation, relative to men's, at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) between 1975 and 2005. Among our findings are upward trends in female presenters across formats (e.g., posters), types of authorship (e.g., first authors), and specialty areas (e.g., autism). Where women have attained parity, however, they are still often underrepresented, given their percentage of membership. Women also participate less than men as sole and invited authors and discussants and in the domains of basic research and conceptual analysis, but participate more than men in the applied domain. Data from the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis show parallel but delayed trends toward parity in basic and applied research, whereas data from The Behavior Analyst show only modest gains in the conceptual domain. We discuss the gender disparities in ABA's more prestigious categories of participation (e.g., invited addresses) and across its content domains, as well as in science in general, and the role of social and cultural factors in producing the disparities and how behavior analysts might aid in correcting them. PMID:22478496

  20. The Future of Sleep Technology: Report from an American Association of Sleep Technologists Summit Meeting

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    Brooks, Rita; Trimble, Melinda

    2014-01-01

    The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) Board of Directors hosted a Sleep Technology Summit on September 21, 2013 with the goals of identifying changes in the delivery of diagnostic and treatment services to sleep disorders patients, predicting the impact on sleep technologists, identifying new roles for sleep technologists, and determining appropriate education to prepare technologists for the future. A carefully chosen panel of speakers focused on the business skills necessary to provide care cost effectively and the clinical skills that will be essential for the technologist of the future to help care for patients with sleep disorders. A group of selected leaders, educators, and industry professionals reviewed the current state of affairs and examined opportunities to sustain the profession and define the role of the sleep technologist of the future. Facilitated group discussions of these critical topics followed each session. There was a clear consensus that regulatory and economic pressures are changing the way sleep disorders patients are diagnosed and treated. Private insurers are requiring pre-authorization for laboratory sleep studies and are incentivizing home sleep testing for most patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea. Reimbursement for home testing will be lower than for laboratory testing, and further reductions in overall reimbursement are anticipated. These factors will almost certainly reduce the need for technologists to perform laboratory diagnostic studies and pressure sleep centers to reduce payrolls. Remaining laboratory patients will have more complicated sleep disorders, have more comorbidity, and require a higher level of care than most of the patients currently tested in sleep centers. Testing these patients will require technologists with a higher level of training, experience, and sophistication. A second area of consensus was that the focus in medicine is changing from diagnosis to outcomes. New models of integrated care will include an increased focus on patient education, monitoring, and follow-up. The most effective treatments will require an individualized, patient-centered approach. A workforce analysis shows that the number of trained physician specialists will be inadequate to provide this care. Well-trained sleep medicine practitioners at many levels will be needed to meet treatment goals, including some roles appropriate for sleep technologists. These factors provide challenges and opportunities for sleep technologists. In order to maintain viability as an allied health profession, the majority of sleep technologists will need to be better educated and demonstrate competency in more roles than overnight monitoring and record scoring. Models for this transition already exist, with several programs moving technologists from night work to days and from diagnosis to patient education, provision of treatment, and monitoring of adherence. The challenge for the professional association is to define new roles for sleep technologists and provide the education that the membership will require to flourish in those new roles. Citation: Brooks R, Trimble M. The future of sleep technology: report from an American Association of Sleep Technologists summit meeting. J Clin Sleep Med 2014;10(5):589-593. PMID:24812546

  1. Trends in women's participation at the meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis: 1975-2005Trends in women's participation at the meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis: 1975-2005

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    Simon, Jennifer L.; Morris, Edward K.; Smith, Nathaniel G.

    2007-01-01

    . Cole, J. R. (1987). Women in science. In D. N. Jackson & J. P. Rushton (Eds.), Scientific excellence: Origins and assessment (pp. 359 375). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. Cole, J. R., & Zuckerman, H. (1987). Mar riage, motherhood and research perfor mance... r The Behavior Analyst 2007, 30, 181-196 No.2 (Fall) Trends in Women's Participation at the Meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis: 1975-2005 Jennifer L. Simon, Edward K. Morris, and Nathaniel G. Smith University of Kansas We examined...

  2. QUASI-BIENNIAL MODULATION OF GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS

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    Laurenza, M.; Storini, M. [INAF/IFSI-Roma, Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma (Italy); Vecchio, A.; Carbone, V., E-mail: monica.laurenza@ifsi-roma.inaf.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, 87036 Rende (Italy)

    2012-04-20

    The time variability of the cosmic-ray (CR) intensity at three different rigidities has been analyzed through the empirical mode decomposition technique for the period 1964-2004. Apart from the {approx}11 yr cycle, quasi-biennial oscillations (QBOs) have been detected as a prominent scale of variability in CR data, as well as in the heliomagnetic field magnitude at 1 AU and in the sunspot area. The superposition of the {approx}11 yr and QBO contributions reproduces the general features of the CR modulation, such as most of the step-like decreases and the Gnevyshev Gap phenomenon. A significant correlation has also been found between QBOs of the heliospheric magnetic field and the CR intensity during even solar activity cycles, suggesting that the former are responsible for step-like decreases in CR modulation, probably dominated by the particle diffusion/convection in such periods. In contrast, during odd-numbered cycles, no significant correlation is found. This could be explained with an enhanced drift effect also during the solar maximum or a greater influence of merged interaction regions at great heliocentric distances during odd cycles. Moreover, the QBOs of CR data are delayed with respect to sunspot activity, the lag being shorter for A > 0 periods of even cycles ({approx}1-4 months) than for A < 0 periods of odd cycles ({approx}7-9 months); we suggest that solar QBOs also affect the recovery of the CR intensity after the solar activity maximum.

  3. Proceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    The First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop, held January 11-13, 1999, was unique in that it assembled, for the first time, a broad cross section of NASA-funded biomedical researchers to present the current status of their projects and their plans for future investigations. All principal investigators with active, or recently-completed ground-based projects in NASA's Biomedical Research and Countermeasures Program that were funded through NASA's Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications were invited. Included were individual investigators funded through NASA Research Announcements, investigators with NASA Specialized Centers of Research and Training, investigators with the recently established National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), and NASA civil servant investigators. Seventy-seven percent of all eligible projects were presented at the workshop. Thus, these Proceedings should provide a useful snapshot of the status of NASA-funded space biomedical research as of January 1999. An important workshop objective was to achieve free and open communication among the presenting investigators. Therefore, presentation of new and incomplete results, as well as hypotheses and ideas for future research, was encouraged. Comments and constructive criticisms from the presenters' colleagues were also encouraged. These ground rules resulted in many lively and useful discussions, during both the presentation sessions and informal evening gatherings and breaks.

  4. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

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    Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services

    2006-10-12

    This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents compliance with environmental regulations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed and authorized for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste. This BECR covers the reporting period from April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2006. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) (Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, as amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) compliance with regulations and permits issued pursuant to the following: (1) Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 191, Subpart A, "Environmental Standards for Management and Storage"; (2) Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] §7401, et seq.); (3) Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) (42 U.S.C. §§6901-6992, et seq.); (4) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (42 U.S.C. §§300f, et seq.); (5) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. §§2601, et seq.); (6) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. §§9601, et seq.); and all other federal and state of New Mexico laws pertaining to public health and safety or the environment.

  5. The relationship between the Quasi Biennial Oscillation and Sunspot Number

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    Sagir, Selcuk; Karatay, Secil; Atici, Ramazan; Yesil, Ali; Ozcan, Osman

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the relationship between the monthly mean values of the Quasi Biennial Oscillation (QBO) measured at 10 hPa and 70 hPa altitudes and Sunspot Number (SSN) for solar maxima and solar minima conditions is analyzed. Before applying the model for the statistical analysis of the study, the stationary of the variables is investigated by using the unit root test. Existence of a long-term relationship between the variables is also investigated by using the co-integration test. Positive and negative relationships between SSN and QBO obtained for 10 hPa and 70 hPa are observed for the solar maxima and the solar minima, respectively. The explainable effects of the SSN on the QBO at 10 hPa altitude are greater than those at 70 hPa. When the calculated coefficients are analyzed, it is observed that the variation of QBO up to 16 m/s is due to SSN. The rest of at least 34 m/s are seen to be based on the other variables.

  6. Redefining Higher Education. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (129th, Washington, DC, October 16-18, 1996).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.

    The 129th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on anticipating the future of higher education in North America and identifying responses from research libraries that will contribute to emerging agendas for change. An opening session (convened by Nancy Cline, ARL Presiding President) began the meeting. The first session,…

  7. Research Libraries: Measurement, Management, Marketing. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (108th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 1-2, 1986).

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    Daval, Nicola, Ed.

    Program presentations on issues related to the use of statistics by research libraries and business meeting minutes are combined in this report from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The full text is provided for the three papers on the program theme that were presented at the meeting: (1) "Information to Manage--The Economics of…

  8. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (October 25, 2012) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (October 25, 2012) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes Tuesday October 25, 2012 @ 5:30 pm MAPS. Carried Unanimously. 3. MAPS' Representative for Titles Bookstore Advisory Committee Minniti indicated

  9. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (April 23, 2010) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (April 23, 2010) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part December 31, 2009 · MAPS Bylaw (with proposed amendments) 1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion: Moved, 2009 be approved. Motion Carried Unanimously. #12;MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (April 23, 2010

  10. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (April 9, 2013) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (April 9, 2013) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. MAPS Office, Mc to move into closed session. Carried. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION 4. AWARDS & BURSARIES The cost of the MAPS

  11. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (April 2, 2008) Page 1 of 7 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (April 2, 2008) Page 1 of 7 McMaster Association of Part Minniti's summary. Carried Unanimously. #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (April 2, 2008) Page to the master copy of the minutes). 5. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERSHIP Minniti informed the Board that as per MAPS

  12. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (February 21, 2012) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (February 21, 2012) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part to the Membership · MAPS Bylaw (with proposed amendments) 1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion: Moved by Waterkamp's written report was received (copy annexed the master copy of the minutes). #12;MAPS Annual General Meeting

  13. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (April 21, 2011) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (April 21, 2011) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part for the year ended December 31, 2010 · MAPS Bylaw (with proposed amendments) 1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion's written report was received (copy annexed the master copy of the minutes). #12;MAPS Annual General Meeting

  14. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (April 23, 2013) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (April 23, 2013) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. MAPS Board Room, 234 as circulated. 3. REPORT/DISCUSSION ITEMS Members reported on and discussed a number of items: a) MAPS Vehicle

  15. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (October 29, 2009) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (October 29, 2009) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes Thursday October 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm MAPS by Wakeman-Ajandi, seconded by Evans to return to open session. Carried Unanimously. #12;MAPS Board

  16. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (June 20, 2009) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (June 20, 2009) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part) at $9,000. #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (June 20, 2009) Page 2 of 3 Waterkamp suggested that increases in the Software & Computer Supplies line could also go towards MAPS purchasing a new laptop

  17. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (February 22, 2005) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (February 22, 2005) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part, the following additional comments were noted for the record: Donation to MAPS - an anonymous bequest to MAPS,176. The comparable salaries figure for 2003 would have been $111,977. #12;MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes

  18. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (October 1, 2009) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (October 1, 2009) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association the MAPS Board of Directors. Motion: Moved by Marion, seconded by Waterkamp to accept Eric's resignation: Moved by Waterkamp, seconded by Marion to return to open session. #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting

  19. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (November 24, 2011) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (November 24, 2011) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes Thursday November 24, 2011 @ 5:30 pm MAPS that there are three areas for which MAPS requires insurance, one for which MAPS is already insured, namely

  20. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (October 21, 2008) Page 1 of 8 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (October 21, 2008) Page 1 of 8 McMaster Association · Proposed Amendments to MAPS Bylaw 1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion: Moved by Waterkamp, seconded the last meeting. Minniti and Wong determined that a presentation from University Advancement to the MAPS

  1. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (April 7, 2011) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (April 7, 2011) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes Thursday April 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm MAPS Boardroom PRESENT or not to join OUSA, and that she was of the opinion that MAPS should join OUSA this evening. Minniti added

  2. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (September 18, 2012) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (September 18, 2012) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association and encouraged both guests and members of the MAPS Board to introduce themselves. Dr. Coleman provided a brief at McMaster University. #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (September 18, 2012) Page 2 of 4

  3. MAPS Special General Meeting Minutes (October 22, 2013) Page 1 of 5 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Special General Meeting ­ Minutes (October 22, 2013) Page 1 of 5 McMaster Association of Part, the president of MAPS, called the meeting to order and introduced members of the Board of Directors, the acting of the Board of Directors · 2012 Audited Financial Statements and cover letter from the MAPS president

  4. In Service to Scholarship. Minutes of the One Hundredth Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (Scottsdale, Arizona, May 6-7, 1982).

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    Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

    Presentations made at this semiannual meeting include papers on the first 50 years of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the challenge to libraries from changing scholarship, a report from the Library of Congress (LC) on new preservation technologies, and a report on the ARL business meeting. Individual papers address the history of…

  5. Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) - 2015 Annual Meeting (February 9-11, 2015 - Miami Beach, Florida, USA).

    PubMed

    Bowman, M

    2015-02-01

    The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) chairman Craig Wheeler (Momenta Pharmaceuticals), welcomed attendees to the 2015 Annual Meeting by reflecting on the contributions of the generic industry over the past year and some of the challenges that lie ahead. In 2014, 86% of prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. were generic, contributing to the USD 1.4 trillion savings generated by the industry since its inception; however, there are still many challenges to face, including consolidation of customers, lag in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval timelines, restrictive Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) programs and labeling legislations. The continued drive into the branded business by many GPhA member companies has resulted in the association planning a structural division for companies involved in biologic and biosimilar products. During the 3-day meeting, attendees listened to expert panels discuss major business, regulatory and market trends developing in the generic industry, with insights from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and market analysts. The meeting also provided attendees with numerous opportunities to socialize and network with key decision makers in the industry. PMID:25756069

  6. The future of sleep technology: report from an American Association of Sleep Technologists summit meeting.

    PubMed

    Brooks, Rita; Trimble, Melinda

    2014-05-15

    The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) Board of Directors hosted a Sleep Technology Summit on September 21, 2013 with the goals of identifying changes in the delivery of diagnostic and treatment services to sleep disorders patients, predicting the impact on sleep technologists, identifying new roles for sleep technologists, and determining appropriate education to prepare technologists for the future. A carefully chosen panel of speakers focused on the business skills necessary to provide care cost effectively and the clinical skills that will be essential for the technologist of the future to help care for patients with sleep disorders. A group of selected leaders, educators, and industry professionals reviewed the current state of affairs and examined opportunities to sustain the profession and define the role of the sleep technologist of the future. Facilitated group discussions of these critical topics followed each session. There was a clear consensus that regulatory and economic pressures are changing the way sleep disorders patients are diagnosed and treated. Private insurers are requiring pre-authorization for laboratory sleep studies and are incentivizing home sleep testing for most patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea. Reimbursement for home testing will be lower than for laboratory testing, and further reductions in overall reimbursement are anticipated. These factors will almost certainly reduce the need for technologists to perform laboratory diagnostic studies and pressure sleep centers to reduce payrolls. Remaining laboratory patients will have more complicated sleep disorders, have more comorbidity, and require a higher level of care than most of the patients currently tested in sleep centers. Testing these patients will require technologists with a higher level of training, experience, and sophistication. A second area of consensus was that the focus in medicine is changing from diagnosis to outcomes. New models of integrated care will include an increased focus on patient education, monitoring, and follow-up. The most effective treatments will require an individualized, patient-centered approach. A workforce analysis shows that the number of trained physician specialists will be inadequate to provide this care. Well-trained sleep medicine practitioners at many levels will be needed to meet treatment goals, including some roles appropriate for sleep technologists. These factors provide challenges and opportunities for sleep technologists. In order to maintain viability as an allied health profession, the majority of sleep technologists will need to be better educated and demonstrate competency in more roles than overnight monitoring and record scoring. Models for this transition already exist, with several programs moving technologists from night work to days and from diagnosis to patient education, provision of treatment, and monitoring of adherence. The challenge for the professional association is to define new roles for sleep technologists and provide the education that the membership will require to flourish in those new roles. PMID:24812546

  7. 75 FR 22775 - Copper Valley Electric Association; Notice of Scoping Meeting and Soliciting Scoping Comments for...

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    2010-04-30

    ...Commission [Project No. 13124-000] Copper Valley Electric Association; Notice of...Project No.: 13124-000. c. Applicant: Copper Valley Electric Association. d. Name...Contact: Robert A. Wilkinson, CEO, Copper Valley Electric Association,...

  8. Meetings & Events

    Cancer.gov

    Posted: February 17, 2015 Posted: February 17, 2015 Meetings & Events Upcoming Meetings & Events Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association 12th Annual Conference March 27-28, 2015 Las Vegas, NV DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas Airport National

  9. McMaster Association of Part-Time Students Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    O'Connor, Erin Robinson STAFF Jackie Osterman (executive director) CONSTITUTION OF THE MEETING STATEMENTS On behalf of the Treasurer, Osterman presented the financial statements for the period ending 31 at the end of February. Osterman reported that this payment was not received until April; however, MAPS

  10. JEPSON HERBARIUM RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AND CURATOR RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AT AMERICAN BOTANICAL MEETINGS

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    Jacobs, Lucia

    expert on the flora of California, their Grady Webster Award at the Society's annual meeting. The award is an adaptation to drought and high-temperature stress, evolved only once within saltbushes. Furthermore.D. dissertation at the University of California, Berkeley. After completing her Ph.D., Zacharias held a research

  11. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

    SciTech Connect

    Westinghouse TRU Solutions

    2000-12-01

    This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents environmental regulatory compliance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, for the reporting period of April 1, 1998, to March 31, 2000. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA)(Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, and amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Area Office's (hereinafter the ''CAO'') compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. An issue was identified in the 1998 BECR relating to a potential cross-connection between the fire-water systems and the site domestic water system. While the CAO and its managing and operating contractor (hereinafter the ''MOC'') believe the site was always in compliance with cross-connection control requirements, hardware and procedural upgrades w ere implemented in March 1999 to strengthen its compliance posture. Further discussion of this issue is presented in section 30.2.2 herein. During this reporting period WIPP received two letters and a compliance order alleging violation of certain requirements outlined in section 9(a)(1) of the LWA. With the exception of one item, pending a final decision by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), all alleged violations have been resolved without the assessment of fines or penalties. Non-mixed TRU waste shipments began on March 26, 1999. Shipments continued through November 26, 1999, the effective date of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF). No shipments regulated under the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit were received at WIPP during this BECR reporting period.

  12. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

    SciTech Connect

    Washinton TRU Solutions LLC

    2002-09-30

    This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents environmental regulatory compliance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, for the reporting period of April 1, 2000, to March 31, 2002. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA)(Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, as amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office's (CBFO) compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. In the prior BECR, the CBFO and the management and operating contractor (MOC)committed to discuss resolution of a Letter of Violation that had been issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in August 1999, which was during the previous BECR reporting period. This Letter of Violation alleged noncompliance with hazardous waste aisle spacing, labeling, a nd tank requirements. At the time of publication of the prior BECR, resolution of the Letter of Violation was pending. On July 7, 2000, the NMED issued a letter noting that the aisle spacing and labeling concerns had been adequately addressed and that they were rescinding the violation alleging that the Exhaust Shaft Catch Basin failed to comply with the requirements for a hazardous waste tank. During the current reporting period, WIPP received a Notice of Violation and a compliance order alleging the violation of the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Regulations and the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP).

  13. Quasi-biennial oscillation and tropical waves in total ozone

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ziemke, J. R.; Stanford, J. L.

    1994-01-01

    Westward and eastward propagating tropical waves in total ozone are investigated in 13 years (1979-1991) of version 6 total column ozone data from the Nimbus 7 total ozone mapping spectrometer (TOMS) satellite instrument. A clear synchronization between the stratospheric quasi-biennial osciallation (QBO) zonal winds and the fast (periods less than 15 days) propagating waves in tropical TOMS data is detailed. Largest total ozone wave amplitudes (about 3-6 Dobson units) occur when their phase propagation direction is primarily opposite the Singapore QBO lower-stratospheric winds. This effect is most apparent in meridionally symmetric components. Examination of specific episodes, including cross-spectral calculations with Singapore rawinsonde wind data (10-70 hPa), reveals signatures of tropically confined eastward propagating Kelvin waves of zonal wavenumbers 1-2 during the descending eastward QBO phase, consistent with acceleration of that QBO phase by Kelvin waves. The TOMS results are also consistent with possible forcing of the westward QBO wind phase by episodes of both meridionally symmetric and asymmetric westward waves. However, in contrast to the case of eastward (Kelvin) waves the strongest westward events appear to be filtered by, rather than forcing, the westward phase of the stratospheric QBO wind. These dominant westward episodes are interpreted as meridionally symmetric westward global normal modes and tropically confined equatorial-Rossby waves 2-6. The events exhibit phase and group speeds characteristic of wave dynamics rather than simple wind advection. These results underscore the utility of the long time series and excellent horizontal coverage of TOMS data for dynamical investigations in the relatively observation-poor tropical stratosphere.

  14. THE DYNAMICS OF THE SOLAR MAGNETIC FIELD: POLARITY REVERSALS, BUTTERFLY DIAGRAM, AND QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATIONS

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    Vecchio, A.; Meduri, D.; Carbone, V. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, 87036 Rende (Italy); Laurenza, M.; Storini, M., E-mail: vecchio@fis.unical.it [INAF/IFSI-Roma, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma (Italy)

    2012-04-10

    The spatio-temporal dynamics of the solar magnetic field has been investigated by using NSO/Kitt Peak magnetic synoptic maps covering the period 1976 August-2003 September. The field radial component, for each heliographic latitude, has been decomposed in intrinsic mode functions through the Empirical Mode Decomposition in order to investigate the time evolution of the various characteristic oscillating modes at different latitudes. The same technique has also been applied on synoptic maps of the meridional and east-west components, which were derived from the observed line-of-sight projection of the field by using the differential rotation. Results obtained for the {approx}22 yr cycle, related to the polarity inversions of the large-scale dipolar field, show an antisymmetric behavior with respect to the equator in all the field components and a marked poleward flux migration in the radial and meridional components (from about -35 Degree-Sign and +35 Degree-Sign in the southern and northern hemispheres, respectively). The quasi-biennial oscillations (QBOs) are also identified as a fundamental timescale of variability of the magnetic field and associated with poleward magnetic flux migration from low latitudes around the maximum and descending phase of the solar cycle. Moreover, signs of an equatorward drift, at a {approx}2 yr rate, seem to appear in the radial and toroidal components. Hence, the QBO patterns suggest a link to a dynamo action. Finally, the high-frequency component of the magnetic field, at timescales less than 1 yr, provides the most energetic contribution and it is associated with the outbreaks of the bipolar regions on the solar surface.

  15. DOE Hydropower Program Biennial Report for FY 2005-2006

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    Sale, Michael J [ORNL; Cada, Glenn F [ORNL; Acker, Thomas L. [Northern Arizona State University and National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Carlson, Thomas [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Dauble, Dennis D. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Hall, Douglas G. [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

    2006-07-01

    SUMMARY The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydropower Program is part of the Office of Wind and Hydropower Technologies, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Program's mission is to conduct research and development (R&D) that will increase the technical, societal, and environmental benefits of hydropower. The Department's Hydropower Program activities are conducted by its national laboratories: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) [formerly Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory], Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and by a number of industry, university, and federal research facilities. Programmatically, DOE Hydropower Program R&D activities are conducted in two areas: Technology Viability and Technology Application. The Technology Viability area has two components: (1) Advanced Hydropower Technology (Large Turbine Field Testing, Water Use Optimization, and Improved Mitigation Practices) and (2) Supporting Research and Testing (Environmental Performance Testing Methods, Computational and Physical Modeling, Instrumentation and Controls, and Environmental Analysis). The Technology Application area also has two components: (1) Systems Integration and Technology Acceptance (Hydro/Wind Integration, National Hydropower Collaborative, and Integration and Communications) and (2) Supporting Engineering and Analysis (Valuation Methods and Assessments and Characterization of Innovative Technology). This report describes the progress of the R&D conducted in FY 2005-2006 under all four program areas. Major accomplishments include the following: Conducted field testing of a Retrofit Aeration System to increase the dissolved oxygen content of water discharged from the turbines of the Osage Project in Missouri. Contributed to the installation and field testing of an advanced, minimum gap runner turbine at the Wanapum Dam project in Washington. Completed a state-of-the-science review of hydropower optimization methods and published reports on alternative operating strategies and opportunities for spill reduction. Carried out feasibility studies of new environmental performance measurements of the new MGR turbine at Wanapum Dam, including measurement of behavioral responses, biomarkers, bioindex testing, and the use of dyes to assess external injuries. Evaluated the benefits of mitigation measures for instream flow releases and the value of surface flow outlets for downstream fish passage. Refined turbulence flow measurement techniques, the computational modeling of unsteady flows, and models of blade strike of fish. Published numerous technical reports, proceedings papers, and peer-reviewed literature, most of which are available on the DOE Hydropower website. Further developed and tested the sensor fish measuring device at hydropower plants in the Columbia River. Data from the sensor fish are coupled with a computational model to yield a more detailed assessment of hydraulic environments in and around dams. Published reports related to the Virtual Hydropower Prospector and the assessment of water energy resources in the U.S. for low head/low power hydroelectric plants. Convened a workshop to consider the environmental and technical issues associated with new hydrokinetic and wave energy technologies. Laboratory and DOE staff participated in numerous workshops, conferences, coordination meetings, planning meetings, implementation meetings, and reviews to transfer the results of DOE-sponsored research to end-users.

  16. Biennial Report Biennial Report

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    Crowther, Paul

    Observatory. Five of the telescopes are 25m diameter antennas. The sixth, which is located at Cambridge telescope at Cambridge; welding receiver components in the National Facility workshops; a MERLIN+VLA image CONTENTS #12;22 Jodrell Bank Tabley Knockin Cambridge Darnhall Defford The MERLIN/VLBI National Facility

  17. Nitrogen and carbohydrate storage in biennials originating from habitats of different resource availability

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    T. Steinlein; H. Heilmeier; E.-D. Schulze

    1993-01-01

    Four biennial species (Arctium tomentosum, Cirsium vulgare, Dipsacus sylvester and Daucus carota) which originate from habitats of different nutrient availability were investigated in a 2-year experiment in a twofactorial structured block design varying light (natural daylight versus shading) and fertilizer addition. The experiment was designed to study storage as reserve formation (competing with growth) or as accumulation (see Chapin et

  18. Roots & Wings. Proceedings of the PEPNet 2006 Biennial Conference (Louisville, Kentucky, April 4-8, 2006)

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    PEPNet 2, 2006

    2006-01-01

    During April 2006, educators, students, service providers and professionals from across the nation and the world gathered together at the fifth biennial PEPNet Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, to share concepts, ideas, research, technologies and successful practices that have helped individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing establish strong…

  19. Testing biennialism in the butterfly Erebia palarica (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) by mtDNA sequencing

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    M. Vila; M. Bjorklund

    2004-01-01

    The montane butterfly Erebia palarica has an uncon- firmed life-cycle length. The genus Erebia shows vari- ability in length of diapause depending on latitude and altitude, which may lead to allochronic differentiation. To test for biennialism and possible asynchronous differentiation, we sequenced the most variable fragments of the mitochondrial control region and the cytochrome oxidase I in forty individuals from

  20. Rigor and Relevance Redux: Director's Biennial Report to Congress. IES 2009-6010

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    Whitehurst, Grover J.

    2008-01-01

    The mission of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to encourage its use. The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) requires that the Director of IES, on a biennial basis, transmit to the President, the National Board for Education Sciences, and the…

  1. Toward a Learning Society. Director's Biennial Report to Congress. IES 2007-6004

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    Institute of Education Sciences, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The mission of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to encourage its use. The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) requires that the Director of IES, on a biennial basis, transmit to the President, the National Board for Education Sciences, and the…

  2. 2012 Biennial Review: Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free

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    Tullos, Desiree

    from drugs and alcohol. The University supports programs for the prevention of abuse of alcohol pertinent to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and enforcement. Contact Information Information2012 Biennial Review: Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Schools & Campuses

  3. Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-18. Volume I. Bulletin, 1919, No. 88

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    Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1921

    1921-01-01

    Volume I of the 1916-18 Biennial Survey of Education includes the following chapters: (1) A survey of higher education (Samuel P. Capen and Walton C. John); (2) Medical education (N. P. Colwell); (3) Engineering education (F. L. Bishop); (4) Commercial education (Frank V. Thompson); (5) Public education in the cities of the United States: The…

  4. North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Biennial Report, 2003-2005

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    The Biennial Report presents a summary of programs and services provided by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The State Superintendent noted a continued decline in enrollment, a shrinking tax base, expanded educator shortages, and concerns regarding school financing as realities impacting the state's constitutional responsibility…

  5. Contemporary Art at School: The Educational Sector at the Sao Paulo Biennial.

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    De Almeida, Ana Cristina Pereira

    1989-01-01

    Describes how the Educational Sector of the Sao Paulo Biennial assists art teachers in introducing contemporary art into the schools. Outlines how students were observed viewing the exhibition and creating artworks. Describes how training programs and materials were provided to help the schools. (KM)

  6. [Biennial Survey of Education, 1926-1928. Bulletin, 1930, No. 16. Chapter XXI - Chapter XXII

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    This document contains chapters XXI and XXII of the Biennial Survey of Education document, covering the years 1926-1928. The two chapters are: (21) Statistics of city school systems, 1927-28; and (22) Statistics of universities, colleges, and professional schools for 1927-28. [Due to its size, this bulletin has been processed as three separate…

  7. [Biennial Survey of Education, 1926-1928. Bulletin, 1930, No. 16. Chapter XXIII - Index

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    This document contains chapters XXIII through the Index of the Biennial Survey of Education document, covering the years 1926-1928. The following chapters are included: (23) Statistics of teachers colleges and normal schools, 1927-28; (24) Statistics of public high schools, 1927-28; (25) Statistics of private high schools and academies, 1927-28;…

  8. Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-18. Volume II. Bulletin, 1919, No. 89

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    Volume II of the Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-1918 includes the following chapters: (1) Education in Great Britain and Ireland (I. L. Kandel); (2) Education in parts of the British Empire: Educational Developments in the Dominion of Canada (Walter A. Montgomery), Public School System of Jamaica (Charles A. Asbury), Recent Progress of…

  9. ARTICLES Colorectal Cancer Mortality: Effectiveness of Biennial Screening for Fecal Occult Blood

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    Jack S. Mandel; Timothy R. Church; Fred Ederer; John H. Bond

    1999-01-01

    Background: In 1993, a randomized controlled trial in Min- nesota showed, after 13 years of follow-up, that annual fecal occult blood testing was effective in reducing colorectal can- cer mortality by at least 33%. Biennial screening (i.e., every 2 years) resulted in only a 6% mortality reduction. Two European trials (in England and in Denmark) subsequently showed statistically significant 15%

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  11. Biennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Gas Turbine Power Plant Planning Assumptions

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    from the heat recovery steam generator powers an additional steam turbine, providing extra electricBiennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Gas Turbine Power Plant Planning Assumptions October 17, 2006 Simple- and combined-cycle gas turbine power plants fuelled by natural gas are among the bulk

  12. Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-18. Volume IV. Bulletin, 1919, No. 91

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    Volume IV of the 1916-18 Biennial Survey of Education covers the following topic areas: (1) Statistics of Normal Schools; (2) Statistics of Public High Schools; (3) Private High Schools and Academies; (4) Private Commercial and Business Schools; (5) Summer Schools; (6) Nurse Training Schools; (7) Schools and Classes for the Blind; (8) Schools for…

  13. Proceedings of the second biennial conference on research in Colorado Plateau National Parks

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    On 25-28 October 1993 in Flagstaff, Arizona, the National Biological Service Colorado Plateau Research Station (formerly National Park Service Cooperative Park Studies Unit) and Northern Arizona University hosted the Second Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. The conference theme focused on research, inventory, and monitoring on the federal, state, and private lands in the Colorado Plateau biogeographic province.

  14. Biennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Interim Report on Electric Price Forecasts

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    Biennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Interim Report on Electric Price Forecasts Electricity prices in the Council's Power Plan are forecast using the AURORATM Electricity Market Model of the entire prices at several pricing points in the West, four of which are in the Pacific Northwest. The one most

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  19. North Dakota Department of Public Instruction 2007-2009 Biennial Report

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    The Biennial Report presents a summary of programs and services provided by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for 2007-2009. The State Superintendent notes that while North Dakota's education system is good, slippage in test scores is occurring, cracks in the education system are developing and some students are falling through…

  20. Author's personal copy Quasi-biennial corn yield cycles in Iowa

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    Author's personal copy Quasi-biennial corn yield cycles in Iowa R.W. Malone a, *, D.W. Meek a , J as the Des Moines Lobe. This is an important corn producing region because it is among the highest corn producing and yielding regions in Iowa (Fig. 1), Iowa is generally the leading corn yielding and producing

  1. 2011 2012 Biennial Report University of Kansas Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    2011 ­ 2012 Biennial Report University of Kansas · Department of Mechanical Engineering #12;Master of the faculty and students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas, thank you series. Currently, the Mechanical Engineering Department consists of 16 tenure-track faculty members who

  2. 1999 Biennial Report to Congress on the Status of GPO Access

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    Completed on December 30, 1999, this biennial report to Congress describes the status of GPO Access, one of the most important online sources of US Government information. Available in .pdf and text formats, the report offers an overview of GPO Access and discusses recent improvements, partnerships, and the future of the service. Eight appendixes are included and may be accessed separately.

  3. Modeling the Quasi-biennial Oscillation's Effect on the Winter Stratospheric Circulation

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    Donal O'Sullivan; Richard E. Young

    1992-01-01

    The influence of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) on the winter middle atmosphere is modeled with a mechanistic global primitive equation model. The model's polar vortex evolution is sensitive to the lower stratosphere's tropical winds, with the polar vortex becoming more (less) disturbed as the lower stratospheric winds are more easterly (westerly). This agrees with the observed relationship between wintertime

  4. Interpreting SBUV Smoothing Errors: an Example Using the Quasi-biennial Oscillation

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    Kramarova, N. A.; Bhartia, Pawan K.; Frith, S. M.; McPeters, R. D.; Stolarski, R. S.

    2013-01-01

    The Solar Backscattered Ultraviolet (SBUV) observing system consists of a series of instruments that have been measuring both total ozone and the ozone profile since 1970. SBUV measures the profile in the upper stratosphere with a resolution that is adequate to resolve most of the important features of that region. In the lower stratosphere the limited vertical resolution of the SBUV system means that there are components of the profile variability that SBUV cannot measure. The smoothing error, as defined in the optimal estimation retrieval method, describes the components of the profile variability that the SBUV observing system cannot measure. In this paper we provide a simple visual interpretation of the SBUV smoothing error by comparing SBUV ozone anomalies in the lower tropical stratosphere associated with the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) to anomalies obtained from the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS). We describe a methodology for estimating the SBUV smoothing error for monthly zonal mean (mzm) profiles. We construct covariance matrices that describe the statistics of the inter-annual ozone variability using a 6 yr record of Aura MLS and ozonesonde data. We find that the smoothing error is of the order of 1percent between 10 and 1 hPa, increasing up to 15-20 percent in the troposphere and up to 5 percent in the mesosphere. The smoothing error for total ozone columns is small, mostly less than 0.5 percent. We demonstrate that by merging the partial ozone columns from several layers in the lower stratosphere/troposphere into one thick layer, we can minimize the smoothing error. We recommend using the following layer combinations to reduce the smoothing error to about 1 percent: surface to 25 hPa (16 hPa) outside (inside) of the narrow equatorial zone 20 S-20 N.

  5. SUPPORT FOR CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIA AT THE 2011 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE MEETING FEBRUARY 17-21, 2011

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    Prof. Charles Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2011-08-20

    This proposal supported Chemistry Symposia at the 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Meeting in Washington, DC February 17-21, 2011. The Chemistry Section of AAAS presented an unusually strong set of symposia for the 2011 AAAS meeting to help celebrate the 2011 International Year of Chemistry. The AAAS meeting provided an unusual opportunity to convey the excitement and importance of chemistry to a very broad audience and allowed access to a large contingent of the scientific press. Excellent suggestions for symposia were received from AAAS Chemistry Fellows and from the chairs of the American Chemical Society Technical Divisions. The AAAS Chemistry executive committee selected topics that would have wide appeal to scientists, the public, and the press for formal proposals of symposia. The symposia proposals were peer reviewed by AAAS. The Chemistry Section made a strong case to the program selection committee for approval of the chemistry symposia and 6 were approved for the 2011 annual meeting. The titles of the approved symposia were: (1) Powering the Planet: Generation of Clean Fuels from Sunlight and Water, (2) Biological Role and Consequences of Intrinsic Protein Disorder, (3) Chemically Speaking: How Organisms Talk to Each Other, (4) Molecular Self-Assembly and Artificial Molecular Machines, (5) Frontiers in Organic Materials for Information Processing, Energy and Sensors, and (6) Celebrating Marie Curie's 100th Anniversary of Her Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Chemistry Section of AAAS is provided with funds to support only 1-2 symposia a year. Because of the much greater number of symposia approved in conjunction with observance of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, additional support was sought from DOE to help support the 30 invited speakers and 8 symposia moderators/organizers. Support for the symposia provided the opportunity to highlight the excitement of current chemical research, to educate the public about the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. The 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting provided an important opportunity to play a prominent role in the global celebration of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry.

  6. Review of fish associative behaviour: Toward a generalisation of the meeting point hypothesis

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    Pierre Fréon; Laurent Dagorn

    2000-01-01

    Associative behaviour is defined as the spatial relationship between an animal (or a group) of a given species and another animal of another species, which is based on a decision by at least one of the two individuals to maintain contact with the other associate, but not for the purpose of feeding on the other. This definition is expanded to

  7. Ecological, Evolutionary and Social Constraints on Reproductive Effort: Are Hoary Marmots Really Biennial Breeders?

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    Patil, Vijay P.; Karels, Timothy J.; Hik, David S.

    2015-01-01

    Biennial breeding is a rare life-history trait observed in animal species living in harsh, unproductive environments. This reproductive pattern is thought to occur in 10 of 14 species in the genus Marmota, making marmots useful model organisms for studying its ecological and evolutionary implications. Biennial breeding in marmots has been described as an obligate pattern which evolved as a mechanism to mitigate the energetic costs of reproduction (Evolved Constraint hypothesis). However, recent anecdotal evidence suggests that it is a facultative pattern controlled by annual variation in climate and food availability (Environmental Constraint hypothesis). Finally, in social animals like marmots, biennial breeding could result from reproductive competition between females within social groups (Social Constraint hypothesis). We evaluated these three hypotheses using mark-recapture data from an 8-year study of hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) population dynamics in the Yukon. Annual variation in breeding probability was modeled using multi-state mark-recapture models, while other reproductive life-history traits were modeled with generalized linear mixed models. Hoary marmots were neither obligate nor facultative biennial breeders, and breeding probability was insensitive to evolved, environmental, or social factors. However, newly mature females were significantly less likely to breed than older individuals. Annual breeding did not result in increased mortality. Female survival and, to a lesser extent, average fecundity were correlated with winter climate, as indexed by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Hoary marmots are less conservative breeders than previously believed, and the evidence for biennial breeding throughout Marmota, and in other arctic/alpine/antarctic animals, should be re-examined. Prediction of future population dynamics requires an accurate understanding of life history strategies, and of how life history traits allow animals to cope with changes in weather and other demographic influences. PMID:25768300

  8. Ecological, evolutionary and social constraints on reproductive effort: are hoary marmots really biennial breeders?

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    Patil, Vijay P; Karels, Timothy J; Hik, David S

    2015-01-01

    Biennial breeding is a rare life-history trait observed in animal species living in harsh, unproductive environments. This reproductive pattern is thought to occur in 10 of 14 species in the genus Marmota, making marmots useful model organisms for studying its ecological and evolutionary implications. Biennial breeding in marmots has been described as an obligate pattern which evolved as a mechanism to mitigate the energetic costs of reproduction (Evolved Constraint hypothesis). However, recent anecdotal evidence suggests that it is a facultative pattern controlled by annual variation in climate and food availability (Environmental Constraint hypothesis). Finally, in social animals like marmots, biennial breeding could result from reproductive competition between females within social groups (Social Constraint hypothesis). We evaluated these three hypotheses using mark-recapture data from an 8-year study of hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) population dynamics in the Yukon. Annual variation in breeding probability was modeled using multi-state mark-recapture models, while other reproductive life-history traits were modeled with generalized linear mixed models. Hoary marmots were neither obligate nor facultative biennial breeders, and breeding probability was insensitive to evolved, environmental, or social factors. However, newly mature females were significantly less likely to breed than older individuals. Annual breeding did not result in increased mortality. Female survival and, to a lesser extent, average fecundity were correlated with winter climate, as indexed by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Hoary marmots are less conservative breeders than previously believed, and the evidence for biennial breeding throughout Marmota, and in other arctic/alpine/antarctic animals, should be re-examined. Prediction of future population dynamics requires an accurate understanding of life history strategies, and of how life history traits allow animals to cope with changes in weather and other demographic influences. PMID:25768300

  9. Final Report on Kokes Awards for the 20th North American Catalysis Society Meeting

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    Wong, Michael S

    2008-12-31

    This Final Report describes how the Kokes Awards program was carried out for the 2007 meeting with regard to selection of students and disbursement of funds received from DOE and other sources. The objective of the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program of the American Catalysis Society is to encourage graduate students to attend and participate meaningfully in the biennial North American Catalysis Society Meeting.

  10. Unlocking the Transformational Power of Continuing Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (71st, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 15-18, 2009)

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    Jerman, Jerry, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    The 2009 proceedings of the Association for Continuing Higher Education represent the professional presentations of the keynote sessions, the concurrent sessions, and the business meeting of the association's 71st annual conference, held at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia on November 15-18, 2009. The conference provided an engaging…

  11. Confronting the Challenges of the Digital Era. Proceedings of the Membership Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (133rd, Washington, DC, October 14-16, 1998).

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    Bhalla, Nicole, Ed.; Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.

    The 133rd meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on strategies for confronting critical challenges associated with the digital era and for fostering understanding from university leaders and supporters regarding the resources needed to perform successfully in this print plus digital environment. Program Session I,…

  12. Kokes Awards for the 22nd North American Catalysis Society Meeting, June 5-10, 2011

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    Fabio H. Ribeiro

    2011-06-05

    The biennial North American Catalysis Society (NACS) Meetings are the premiere conferences in the area of catalysis, surface science, and reaction engineering. The 22nd meeting will be held the week of June 5-10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The objective of the Meetings is to bring together leading researchers for intensive scientific exchange and interactions. Financial support that offsets some of the associated costs (specifically, registration fee, airline tickets, and hotel accommodations) would encourage graduate students, and for the first time undergraduate students, to attend and participate meaningfully in this conference. The funds sought in this proposal will help support the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program. Graduate students eligible for these merit-based Awards are those who study at a North American university and who will present at the Meeting. We have currently 209 applications and we expect to be able to fund about half of them. The NACS has traditionally sought to encourage graduate student, and this year for the first time undergraduate studies, participation at the National Meetings and providing financial support is the most effective means to do so. Their attendance would contribute significantly to their scientific training and communication and presentation skills. They would be exposed to the leading researchers from the US and abroad; they would meet their peers from other universities; they would learn about cutting-edge results that could benefit their research projects; and they may become interested in becoming active participants in the catalysis community. These young investigators represent the next generation of scientists and engineers, and their proper training will lead to future scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations that benefit the US economy. Advances in catalysis can come in the form of more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical processes, improved fuel cell performance, efficient hydrogen production, and a cleaner environment.

  13. Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2009: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives and Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors

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    Anton, Barry S.

    2010-01-01

    These minutes are the official record of the actions of the American Psychological Association taken during the year by both the Board of Directors (the Board) and the Council of Representatives (Council). The roll of representatives was called at each Council meeting, and more than a quorum answered to their names. Reference is made in these…

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  15. Does perceived neighborhood walkability and safety mediate the association between education and meeting physical activity guidelines?

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    Pratt, Michael; Yin, Shaoman; Soler, Robin; Njai, Rashid; Siegel, Paul Z; Liao, Youlian

    2015-01-01

    The role of neighborhood walkability and safety in mediating the association between education and physical activity has not been quantified. We used data from the 2010 and 2012 Communities Putting Prevention to Work Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and structural equation modeling to estimate how much of the effect of education level on physical activity was mediated by perceived neighborhood walkability and safety. Neighborhood walkability accounts for 11.3% and neighborhood safety accounts for 6.8% of the effect. A modest proportion of the important association between education and physical activity is mediated by perceived neighborhood walkability and safety, suggesting that interventions focused on enhancing walkability and safety could reduce the disparity in physical activity associated with education level. PMID:25855989

  16. Epigenetics meets metabolomics: an epigenome-wide association study with blood serum metabolic traits

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    Petersen, Ann-Kristin; Zeilinger, Sonja; Kastenmüller, Gabi; Römisch-Margl, Werner; Brugger, Markus; Peters, Annette; Meisinger, Christine; Strauch, Konstantin; Hengstenberg, Christian; Pagel, Philipp; Huber, Fritz; Mohney, Robert P.; Grallert, Harald; Illig, Thomas; Adamski, Jerzy; Waldenberger, Melanie; Gieger, Christian; Suhre, Karsten

    2014-01-01

    Previously, we reported strong influences of genetic variants on metabolic phenotypes, some of them with clinical relevance. Here, we hypothesize that DNA methylation may have an important and potentially independent effect on human metabolism. To test this hypothesis, we conducted what is to the best of our knowledge the first epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) between DNA methylation and metabolic traits (metabotypes) in human blood. We assess 649 blood metabolic traits from 1814 participants of the Kooperative Gesundheitsforschung in der Region Augsburg (KORA) population study for association with methylation of 457 004 CpG sites, determined on the Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip platform. Using the EWAS approach, we identified two types of methylome–metabotype associations. One type is driven by an underlying genetic effect; the other type is independent of genetic variation and potentially driven by common environmental and life-style-dependent factors. We report eight CpG loci at genome-wide significance that have a genetic variant as confounder (P = 3.9 × 10?20 to 2.0 × 10?108, r2 = 0.036 to 0.221). Seven loci display CpG site-specific associations to metabotypes, but do not exhibit any underlying genetic signals (P = 9.2 × 10?14 to 2.7 × 10?27, r2 = 0.008 to 0.107). We further identify several groups of CpG loci that associate with a same metabotype, such as 4-vinylphenol sulfate and 4-androsten-3-beta,17-beta-diol disulfate. In these cases, the association between CpG-methylation and metabotype is likely the result of a common external environmental factor, including smoking. Our study shows that analysis of EWAS with large numbers of metabolic traits in large population cohorts are, in principle, feasible. Taken together, our data suggest that DNA methylation plays an important role in regulating human metabolism. PMID:24014485

  17. The Undergraduate Classroom Experience: Factors Associated with its Vitality. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.

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    Volkwein, J. Fredericks; Cabrera, Alberto F.

    This study examined factors in the undergraduate classroom experience that students associate with vitality in the classroom. The study used measures reflecting concepts from the literature on the fit between student and institution, including academic and social integration, student effort and involvement, encouragement of family and friends,…

  18. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 47th Annual meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

    This publication was produced by the ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education in cooperation with the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to provide abstracts of most of the papers presented at the NARST annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, on April 15-18, 1974. The…

  19. Genetics Meets Metabolomics: A Genome-Wide Association Study of Metabolite Profiles in Human Serum

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    Christian Gieger; Ludwig Geistlinger; Elisabeth Altmaier; Martin Hrabé de Angelis; Florian Kronenberg; Thomas Meitinger; Hans-Werner Mewes; H.-Erich Wichmann; Klaus M. Weinberger; Jerzy Adamski; Thomas Illig; Karsten Suhre

    2008-01-01

    The rapidly evolving field of metabolomics aims at a comprehensive measurement of ideally all endogenous metabolites in a cell or body fluid. It thereby provides a functional readout of the physiological state of the human body. Genetic variants that associate with changes in the homeostasis of key lipids, carbohydrates, or amino acids are not only expected to display much larger

  20. Practice Paper of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrient Density: Meeting Nutrient Goals within Calorie Needs

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    Although nutrient density is a core nutrition concept of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, there is currently no scientifically valid definition for either nutrient density or nutrient-dense food. The purposes of this American Dietetic Association Practice Paper are to summarize the current...

  1. Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop, Denver, Colorado, April 24-28, 2006

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    Brakebill, John W.; Sieverling, Jennifer B.; Chirico, Peter G.

    2006-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop April 24 - 28, 2006, at the Denver Federal Center in Denver, Colorado, provides a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated scientific professionals to share, learn, present, and discuss a wide variety of geospatial-related topics. Information is exchanged through a series of plenary sessions, hands-on technical workshops, user and commercial vendor demonstrations, lecture and poster sessions, and specialty meetings. Workshop attendance is limited to Department of Interior (DOI) and USGS employees and contractors; however, plenary, hands-on, and lecture sessions have presenters from other Federal agencies, numerous commercial vendors, universities, and several consortia. Over 175 participants are expected to attend the Workshop. Several prominent speakers are featured at this Workshop. Monday evening Star Guest Speaker and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astronaut Captain Dominic Gorie will talk about his experiences as a veteran of three space flights and over 32 days in space, including the NASA Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission that mapped more than 47 million miles of the Earth's land surface. Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994, Captain Gorie is currently Chief of the Astronaut Shuttle Branch. Monday evening also features a town hall meeting with Geographic Information Office (GIO) leaders Karen Siderelis, Kevin Gallagher, Bob Pierce, Steve Guptill, Mark DeMulder, John Mahoney, and Mark Negri, who will discuss changes and activities within the GIO in an open discussion format. Tuesday plenary sessions feature keynote speaker Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, Acting USGS Director. Dr. Leahy holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology (1968) and geophysics (1970) from Boston College. In 1979, he received his doctorate in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he specialized in regional ground-water studies and hydraulics. Dr. Leahy has been with the USGS since 1974, and has held various technical and managerial positions, including Associate Director for Geology and Chief of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. Dr. Leahy will be discussing a broad range of topics including Bureau accomplishments, initiatives, and budgets. The purpose of this proceedings volume is to serve as an activity reference for Workshop attendees as well as an archive of technical abstracts submitted, presented, and discussed at the Workshop. Author, co-author, and presenter names, affiliations, and contact information are listed with presentation titles along with submitted abstracts. Some hands-on sessions are offered twice. In these instances, abstracts submitted for publication are presented in the proceedings on both days they are offered. All acronyms used in these proceedings are explained in the text of each abstract. The term 'ArcGIS' refers to an integrated collection of GIS software products produced by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI).

  2. Annual cycle, quasi-biennial oscillation, and Southern Oscillation in global precipitation

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    Lau, K.-M.; Sheu, P. J.

    1988-01-01

    The spatial and temporal variations in global precipitation associated with the annual cycle (AC), the tropospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO), and the Southern Oscillation (SO) are studied using 80 years (1901-1980) of global station rainfall data. The spatial scale and migration of the major climatological precipitation regimes are identified from the zeroth and first harmonic of the rainfall data. From the annual mean anomaly it was found that the dominant global precipitation pattern fluctuates irregularly, with 2- to 5-year periods associated with the SO. This pattern is characterized by a center of action in the form of an east-west dipole located over the equatorial central Pacific and the maritime continent of Indonesia. The occurrence of an El Nińo/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) corresponds to an extreme phase of this dipole anomaly. Viewed in terms of the total rainfall amount (including the AC), the large rainfall anomalies that occurred during ENSOs represent major dislocations of the normal global rainfall pattern, affecting regions of the western Pacific/maritime continent and, to a lesser extent, China, Brazil, Argentina, southeast Africa, and southeast United States. Using the monthly rainfall anomaly, the same pattern again emerges as the dominant mode of variation. However, the temporal variation shows, in addition to the SO time scale, a distinct QBO signal. Using various time series analyses techniques, it was found that the QBO appears to be well correlated with the square of the SO signal. This result is also confirmed by bispectral analyses. The best correlation appears to occur during ENSO, with an apparent phase locking between the QBO and SO. A nonlinear interaction mechanism consistent with these results is illustrated by a conceptual model. The model suggests that the QBO may be an even more fundamental long-term oscillation of the tropical ocean-atmosphere system than the SO. ENSO-like cycles can arise from a basic 2 year oscillation in the tropical ocean-atmosphere system through its lagged effect from one year to the next. In addition, long-term trends and amplitude modulation of the QBO can also arise from this effect. The role of the possible influence of the AC and other factors involved in this QBO-SO interaction is also discussed.

  3. Zhao, Y., and H.C. Frey, "Development of Probabilistic Emission Inventory of Air Toxics for Jacksonville, FL," Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, June 22-25, 2004, Indianapolis, IN, published by Air & Waste

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    for Jacksonville, FL," Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, June 22-25, 2004, Indianapolis, IN, published by Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2004 1 Development for Jacksonville, FL," Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, June 22-25, 2004

  4. First Biennial Meeting and General Section Meeting of The Scandinavian-Nordic Section of the Combustion Institute,

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    of the Combustion Institute, Chalmers Univ. of Technol., Gothenburg, (Sweden) April 18-20, 2001 Non-ideal gases tel +358 9 4512847 / fax +358 9 4513418 ron.zevenhoven@hut.fi ABSTRACT The combustion stage on diesel engine combustion and its pollutants, such as NOx. In fact, most of the gaseous species could

  5. EDITORIAL: Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip

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    Hessburg, Philip C.

    2011-06-01

    Once again Journal of Neural Engineering is devoting an issue to the field of visual neuro-prosthetics. These papers were presented at the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the ChipA 13 DVD set of all presentations at The Eye and the Chip 2010 is available from Carolyn Barth PhD, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, 15415 E Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230, USA, 313.824.4710, clbarth@dioeyes.org, held in Detroit in September 2010. In the last decade this field has metamorphosed from 'in all probability a foolish and impractical dream' to a device approved for implantation in Europe and pending approval in the United States, and from a handful of serious efforts to several dozen on every continent save for Antartica. A recent comprehensive volume, Visual Prosthetics [1], edited by Gislin Dagnelie of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, focuses closely on this subject and is a tremendous addition to the literature. In his preface Dr Dagnelie notes as follows. 'In the year 2000, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology had the inspiration to foster a new collaboration among visual prosthesis researchers, clinicians, and workers in low vision rehabilitation by creating and sponsoring a series of biennial meetings called 'The Eye and the Chip'. Successful beyond expectations, these meetings have become the premier gathering place for researchers from all parts of the world and from very different backgrounds. Invited speakers are scientists who are advancing the field, yet the scale and atmosphere allow all researchers, patients, and the media to come and be updated about progress over the past two years. More perhaps than at other scientific meetings, where investigators tend to gather within disciplines, participants at The Eye and the Chip are challenged to be open-minded, learn about and critique each other's work, and return home with fresh ideas for interdisciplinary approaches. The interdisciplinary character of this book reflects that same spirit.' A letter to us from our co-organizer of The Eye and the Chip, Joseph Rizzo MD, Harvard Medical School, furthers the point that the Research Congress Model is productive. This model is based on a belief that collegiality enhances collaboration and that collaboration accelerates progress. 'At the time of our first The Eye and the Chip meeting, now many years ago, the field of visual prosthetics was still in its infancy. The research community generally held a very skeptical attitude about the possible use of a bio-electronic implant to restore vision, despite the great success of cochlear implants. Over the last two decades our field has matured dramatically, and now there is widespread optimism about the potential for visual implants to help patients who are blind. 'The marked improvement in our status as a field is the result of excellent research from a large critical mass of scientists from throughout the world. It is the general opinion of researchers in our field that The Eye and the Chip meeting has provided the most vibrant source of scientific exchange for our field. The reasons for the success of this meeting relate to the fact that the meeting is devoted to a single topic, it is all-inclusive (anyone who is performing credible research in the field is invited to participate) and it provides a very substantial amount of time for open group discussions. These attributes expand the length of the meeting, which I understand increases the cost of the meeting, but the benefits have been remarkable for our field. Simply stated, The Eye and the Chip meeting provides the best venue for scientific and academic exchange in the world for the field of visual prosthetics.' And, furthermore, following a rather spirited discussion on the end points to be used in evaluating these devices on the third and final day of The Eye and the Chip last September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), under the leadership of the US National Eye Institute (NEI), held a fine one-day Congress, 'End Points' in Washington in early May. We, as leaders of The Eye and the C

  6. Time series in analysis of yerba-mate biennial growth modified by environment

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    Miroslava Rakocevic; Simoni Fernanda Martim

    2011-01-01

    To assess differences in the lag-effect pattern in the relationship between yerba-mate biennial growth and environmental factors,\\u000a a time-series analysis was performed. A generalized Poisson regression model was used to control time trends, temperature,\\u000a growing degree days (GDD), rainfalls and night length (NL). It was hypothesized that the active growth and growth pauses in\\u000a yerba-mate are controlled endogenously and modified

  7. Density-dependent growth and survival in a natural population of the facultative biennial Digitalis purpurea

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    NINA SLETVOLD

    2005-01-01

    Summary 1 Density-dependent effects on vital rates may vary in both magnitude and direction at different stages of the life cycle. In monocarpic perennials, however, it is often assumed that recruitment is the stage most affected by density. 2 The spatial pattern of newly emerged individuals of the facultative biennial Digitalis purpurea was recorded and followed in five 0.5-m 2

  8. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (28th, Point Clear, Alabama, November 17-19, 1999).

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    Petry, John R., Ed.; Allen, Lorraine, Ed.; Brignole, Mary, Ed.

    This volume contains abstracts of the more than 300 discussion papers, symposia, displays, and training sessions presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) 1999 annual meeting. Papers deal with elementary, secondary, and higher education and cover a broad spectrum of educational issues. Although many papers focus on the…

  9. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 51st Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 31 - April 2, 1978).

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    White, Arthur L., Ed.

    This publication provides abstracts of papers presented at the 51st annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) held in Toronto, Canada from March 31 to April 2, 1978. Entries represent a wide range of topics in science education including: cognitive development, teacher education, student behaviors,…

  10. National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (53rd, Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-13, 1980).

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    White, Arthur L., Ed.

    This publication contains abstracts of papers presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), held in Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-13, 1980. Papers relate to research techniques, learning, cognitive development, instruction, science curriculum, teacher education (preservice, inservice)…

  11. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (23rd, Nashville, Tennessee, November 9-11, 1994).

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    Petry, John R., Ed.; And Others

    This volume of proceedings of the Mid-South Educational Research Association's 23rd annual meeting contains abstracts of discussion sessions, display sessions, symposia, and training sessions. Over 320 abstracts and annotations are included, for sessions that cover the whole range of educational research. Assessment and measurement, educational…

  12. Science and Math Education Information Report: National Association for Research in Science Teaching. 43rd Annual Meeting. Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.

    This report contains abstracts of most of the research papers in science education presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 5-8, 1970. Also included are the topics and names of participants of several symposia at the conference. The abstracts are organized…

  13. National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (55th, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, April 5-8, 1982).

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    White, Arthur L., Ed.; Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.

    Abstracts of most of the papers presented at the 55th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), held at the Abbey, Lake Geneva, WI, April 5-8, 1982 have been collected in this publication. Papers relate to such topics as teacher education: preservice and inservice, cognitive development, research…

  14. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 52nd Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-23, 1979).

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    White, Arthur L., Ed.

    This publication contains abstracts of papers presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-23, 1979. Papers relate to science teacher education (preservice and inservice), cognitive development, learning, instruction, teacher and student behaviors, research…

  15. NCIP: Means to an End. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (109th, Washington, D.C., October 22-23, 1986).

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    Daval, Nicola, Ed.

    Presentations on NCIP (North American Collections Inventory Project) program developments and future program directions are combined with business meeting minutes in this report from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The text of remarks presented as part of a panel discussion on the program theme includes: (1) "Development and Use of…

  16. The Professional Imperative: Educational Excellence for All. Selected Papers from the 1987 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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    Martin, David S., Ed.

    This volume contains selected papers from the 1987 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education that was devoted to the essential theme "Educational Excellence for All." In various ways, each of these papers from that conference addresses this theme in a significant way. The following papers are included: (1)…

  17. Data Comparability and Public Policy: New Interest in Public Library Data. Papers Presented at Meetings of the American Statistical Association. Working Paper Series.

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    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The four papers contained in this volume were presented at the August 1994 meetings of the American Statistical Association as a session titled, "Public Policy and Data Comparability: New Interest in Public Library Data." The first paper, "Public Library Statistics: Two Systems Compared" (Mary Jo Lynch), describes two systems that collect data on…

  18. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Akron, OH, January 6-9, 2000).

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    Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; Keig, Patricia F., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed.

    Papers from the proceedings of the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) include: (1) "A Quantitative Examination of Teacher Self Efficacy and Knowledge of the Anture of Science" (Chun, Sajin and Oliver, J. Steve); (2) "Investigating Preservice Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Relative to Self…

  19. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (69th, Phoenix, AZ, June 6-9, 1982).

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    Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.

    All 22 papers presented at the 1982 meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators are contained in these proceedings. The papers are organized under four topical areas: resource management, energy management, maintenance programs, and physical plant management. Resource management area papers offer advice on establishing a day…

  20. Continuing Education: Making a Difference. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (68th, Los Angeles, California, October 27-30, 2006)

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2006-01-01

    The 68th Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education was themed "Continuing Education: Making a Difference." The conference sessions explored continuing education's ability to transform lives, communities, and institutions while producing a strong return on investment. Speakers reflected on continuing education's power,…

  1. Selected Papers from the 1990 Meeting of the American Journalism Historians' Association (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, October 2-7, 1990): Part 2.

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    American Journalism Historians' Association.

    The following 11 papers, on a variety of topics, were given at the 1990 meeting of the American Journalism Historians' Association: (1) "They Hang Editors Don't They?: Free Speech and Free Press Issues in the Haymarket Case, 1886" (Nathaniel Hong); (2) "G. K. Chesterton and the British Press, 1911-1933" (Dean Rapp); (3) "Trial by Newspaper in…

  2. Selected Papers from the 1990 Meeting of the American Journalism Historians' Association (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, October 2-7, 1990): Part 1.

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    American Journalism Historians' Association.

    The following 12 papers, on a variety of topics, were given at the 1990 meeting of the American Journalism Historians' Association: (1) "'Let Jim Handle It': President Dwight D. Eisenhower's First Heart Attack and Jim Hagerty's Handling of the Media" (Joseph V. Trahan, III); (2) "Eisenhower's Pyrrhic Victory in 1956: Mixed Lessons from the First…

  3. National Library Planning. Minutes of the Ninety-Third Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, October 25-26, 1978, Washington, D.C.

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    Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

    This account of the 93rd meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents both the Washington and ARL perspectives on national library planning with emphasis on periodicals, bibliographic control, and libraries and information services. These viewpoints are presented by six speakers on two panels with a discussion following each…

  4. Abstracts from the Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP)

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    Ruth E. Levine

    2007-01-01

    The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) was held June 22nd to June 24th 2006, in Annapolis, Maryland. Approximately 100 registrants from 80 medical schools were in attendance. Plenary sessions, workshops, and posters covered a wide range of educational topics, including issues of professionalism, the challenge of mentoring residents to become

  5. Arts and Learning SIG. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, March 31-April 4, 1985).

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    Koroscik, Judith; Barrett, Terry

    The Proceedings Journal contains 13 articles presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting as part of the Arts and Learning Special Interest Group program. Individual articles and their authors are: "A Descriptive and Analytical Study of Art Criticism Formats with Implications for Curricular Implementation" by Karen…

  6. Consortial Leadership: Cooperation in a Competitive Environment. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (130th, Albuquerque, NM, May 14-16, 1997).

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    Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.

    The program of the 130th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) explored the leadership challenges posed by the juxtapositions of cooperation and competing priorities in a consortial environment. Following an opening and welcome (Gloria Werner, ARL Presiding President), and a Keynote Address, "Defining Successful Leadership" (David…

  7. Resources for Research Libraries. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (98th, New York, New York, May 7-8, 1981).

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    Daval, Nicola, Ed.

    The management of research libraries and national resources for the funding of research library activities were the major topics addressed by the speakers and discussion sessions at this meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Included are transcripts of the addresses and discussions on higher education's turbulent environment,…

  8. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (October 14, 2010) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (October 14, 2010) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association Vice-President (Academic) and Chair of the University Student Fees Committee (USFC), that MAPS congratulated Minniti for his persistence in achieving this goal for MAPS. Wakeman-Ajandi highlighted

  9. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (March 3, 2011) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (March 3, 2011) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part Task Force Letter Response to MAPS Letter · Draft MAPS 2011 Budget 1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion: Moved by O'Connor seconded by Waterkamp to adopt the agenda. Carried Unanimously. 2. DRAFT 2011 MAPS

  10. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (March 19, 2013) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (March 19, 2013) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part approved. 2. REPORT/DISCUSSION ITEMS a. No business arising b. Previous MAPS Documents (Cerantola) o of Jackie Osterman) · Previous MAPS publications o Action: By-laws working group (Smith, Cerantola, Berhanu

  11. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (January 31, 2008) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (January 31, 2008) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association Moore presented his written report (copy annexed to the master copy of the minutes). #12;MAPS Board getting a copy of the class schedule from the Registrar's Office and making the list available to MAPS

  12. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (February 17, 2011) Page 1 of 7 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (February 17, 2011) Page 1 of 7 McMaster Association (MAPS), and it is because of this that the aforementioned groups have representation on the MUSC Board from the MUSC Board of Management (McMaster University, MSU, and MAPS), which would naturally involve

  13. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (November 11, 2010) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (November 11, 2010) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association were most appealing and specific to MAPS. Minniti answered that OUSA's research and policy on student cent course load (less than 18 units and therefore MAPS members) to be eligible to apply for loans via

  14. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (August 20, 2009) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (August 20, 2009) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association the MAPS Board of Directors. Motion: Moved by Pratas, seconded by Walker to accept Bisutti's resignation of Directors formally remove Allan Wong as a member of the MAPS Board of Directors. In favour: 7 Opposed: 0

  15. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (April 7, 2009) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (April 7, 2009) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part highlighted the Board of Director's Report, namely the MAPS 30th Anniversary Bursary Endowment. #12;MAPS of Directors of not fewer than 10, and not more than 16, members. A total of 11 full members of MAPS had been

  16. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (November 18, 2008) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (November 18, 2008) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part · Agenda · MAPS Bylaw with proposed amendments (tracked changes) 1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion: Moved by Hayward, seconded by Armstrong that the agenda be adopted as presented. Carried Unanimously. 2. MAPS BYLAW

  17. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (January 27, 2009) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Minutes (January 27, 2009) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association Director's Report · Draft 2009 MAPS Budget 1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion: Moved by Armstrong, seconded thanked the MAPS Board for their vision and leadership in regards to the $505,000 bursary endowment

  18. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (March 12, 2008) Page 1 of 5 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (March 12, 2008) Page 1 of 5 McMaster Association of Part MEMBERSHIP DECLARATIONS Prior to any votes being registered, Marinelli asked MAPS Executive Director, Sam Minniti, to share with the membership a recent legal opinion that was sought by MAPS in regards to proxy

  19. MAPS Annual General Meeting Minutes (January 10, 2010) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Annual General Meeting ­ Minutes (January 10, 2010) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part. ATTACHMENTS TO THE OFFICIAL COPY OF THE MINUTES · Agenda · MAPS Bylaw Excerpt with proposed amendments be adopted as presented. Carried Unanimously. 2. MAPS' DUES Minniti explained that the MAPS Board

  20. National Perspectives for ARL Libraries. Minutes of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (86th, Houston, Texas, May 8-9, 1975).

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    Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

    The focus of this Association of Research Libraries meeting was the process of scholarly communication--its costs, complexity and justification. Three speakers made first day presentations. Edward Booher reported on a study of the production and dissemination of scholarly work. He advocated the collaborative efforts of libraries and publishers.…

  1. Frequent and systematic unprotected anal intercourse among men using the Internet to meet other men for sexual purposes in France: results from the “Gay Net Barometer 2006” Survey

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    Alain Léobon; Louis-Robert Frigault

    2008-01-01

    For men who have sex with men (MSM), the Internet has imposed itself in the past decade as the place to be to meet other men with similar interests for sex or just to surf in search of excitement. This is a biennial study on the MSM in France. Between December 2005 and February 2006, 15,085 MSM completed an online

  2. Effects of the quasi-biennial oscillation on interannual variability of spring precipitation in the western North Pacific

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    Seo, J.; Choi, W.; Youn, D.; Park, D. R.; Kim, J.

    2013-12-01

    The effects of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) on the springtime rainfall variability in the western North Pacific (WNP) region are examined using the monthly data of GPCP precipitation, NOAA OLR, and ERA-interim reanalysis for the period of 1979-2011. The QBO phases during the spring are based on the Singapore zonal wind at 70 hPa and strong ENSO years are excluded from the analyses to investigate the sole influence of the QBO. The composite analyses of the precipitation, OLR, and related meteorological fields show that the WNP subtropical high (WNPSH) moves equatorward during the westerly QBO (WQBO) compared to the easterly QBO (EQBO) and the convergence region of moisture flux along the northwestern boundary of the WNPSH is displaced southward. In addition, the subtropical jet associated with the midlatitude frontal zone also shifts slightly southward during the WQBO compared to the EQBO. These QBO-related changes in large-scale meteorological fields induce the southward displacement of the midlatitude spring rainband extending from southeastern China to the east of the Japanese Islands and thus significant rainfall decrease in the Northeast Asia during the WQBO compared to the EQBO. The possible role of the QBO in modulating the WNPSH and subtropical jet is also discussed with regard to the strength of the Hadley circulation and the activity of subtropical planetary waves. The results of this study may improve the seasonal predictability of the spring rainfall in the Northeast Asia and the WNP region.

  3. Pharmacovigilance Discussion Forum - The European Generic Medicines Association's 8th Annual Meeting (January 21, 2015 - London, UK).

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    Lam, S

    2015-01-01

    The practice and science of pharmacovigilance first emerged following the disaster caused by thalidomide in 1961, which led to the initiation of systemic international efforts to address drug safety issues spearheaded by the WHO. Systems were developed in member states of the WHO to analyze cases of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and collate these data into a central database to aid national drug regulatory authorities in improving safety profiles of medicines. Pharmacovigilance is a key public health function for monitoring all medicinal products to assess their quality, efficacy and safety before and following authorization. These medicines are continually assessed to detect any aspect that could compromise their safety, and ensure that the necessary measures are taken. In July 2012, new legislation for pharmacovigilance in the E.U. came into effect as a result of the changes set out in the Directive 2010/84/EU and the European Commission (EC) implementing Regulation (EU) No 520/2012 to reduce the increasing number of ADRs. The latest developments in pharmacovigilance in Europe, including news on E.U. pharmacovigilance legislation, were discussed at the 8th European Generic Medicines Association (EGA) Pharmacovigilance Discussion Forum. The meeting facilitated constructive dialogue between regulators and industry on a range of topics including how to simplify pharmacovigilance activities and improve the processes of risk management plans, periodic safety update reports, signal detection, joint studies and inspections. PMID:25685861

  4. Designing Our Destiny: Creative Responses to Change in Continuing Higher Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (67th, Madison, Wisconsin, October 29-November 1, 2005)

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    The 2005 Proceedings of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) are presented in this publication. This proceedings records the 67th Annual Meeting of ACHE held in Madison, Wisconsin. This year's annual meeting theme, "Designing Our Destiny: Creating Responses to Change in Continuing Higher Education," articulated the Association's…

  5. American Vocational Education Research Association (AVERA) Annual Research Meeting in Conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Association for Career and Technical Education. Proceedings (Orlando, Florida, December 11-13, 1999).

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    Camp, William G., Ed.

    This document contains 14 research papers presented at the American Vocational Education Research Association (AVERA) annual meeting. The following papers are included: "Factors that Influence Students to Attend 4-Year Automotive Programs" (Gregory G. Belcher, Robert L. Frisbee); "The Training Needs of Vocational Teachers for Working with Special…

  6. DOE Hydropower Program biennial report 1994--1995 with an updated annotated bibliography

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    Rinehart, B.N.; Francfort, J.E.; Sommers, G.L. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1995-05-01

    This report, the latest in a series of annual/biennial Hydropower Program reports sponsored by the US Department of Energy, summarizes the research and development and technology transfer activities of fiscal years 1994 and 1995. The report discusses the activities in the four areas of the hydropower program: Environmental Research; Resource Assessment; Research Cost-Shared with Industry; and Technology Transfer. The report also includes an annotated bibliography of reports pertinent to hydropower, written by the staff of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Federal and state agencies, cities, metropolitan water districts, irrigation companies, and public and independent utilities. Most reports are available from the National Technical Information Service.

  7. DOE Hydropower Program biennial report 1992--1993 (with an updated annotated bibliography)

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    Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Francfort, J.E.; Rinehart, B.N.; Sommers, G.L. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1993-07-01

    This report, the latest in a series of annual/biennial Hydropower Program reports sponsored by the US Department of Energy, summarizes the research and development and technology transfer activities of fiscal years 1992 and 1993. The report discusses the activities in the four areas of the hydropower program: Environmental research; resource assessment; research coat shared with industry; and technology transfer. The report also offers an annotated bibliography of reports pertinent to hydropower, written by persons in Federal and state agencies, cities, metropolitan water districts, irrigation companies, and public and independent utilities. Most reports are available from the National Technical Information Service.

  8. NEW MATERIALS DEVELOPED TO MEET REGULATORY AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IN-SITU DECOMMISSIONING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES

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    Blankenship, J.; Langton, C.; Musall, J.; Griffin, W.

    2012-01-18

    For the 2010 ANS Embedded Topical Meeting on Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization and Technology, Savannah River National Laboratory's Mike Serrato reported initial information on the newly developed specialty grout materials necessary to satisfy all requirements associated with in-situ decommissioning of P-Reactor and R-Reactor at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site. Since that report, both projects have been successfully completed and extensive test data on both fresh properties and cured properties has been gathered and analyzed for a total of almost 191,150 m{sup 3} (250,000 yd{sup 3}) of new materials placed. The focus of this paper is to describe the (1) special grout mix for filling the P-Reactor vessel (RV) and (2) the new flowable structural fill materials used to fill the below grade portions of the facilities. With a wealth of data now in hand, this paper also captures the test results and reports on the performance of these new materials. Both reactors were constructed and entered service in the early 1950s, producing weapons grade materials for the nation's defense nuclear program. R-Reactor was shut down in 1964 and the P-Reactor in 1991. In-situ decommissioning (ISD) was selected for both facilities and performed as Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensations and Liability Act actions (an early action for P-Reactor and a removal action for R-Reactor), beginning in October 2009. The U.S. Department of Energy concept for ISD is to physically stabilize and isolate intact, structurally robust facilities that are no longer needed for their original purpose of producing (reactor facilities), processing (isotope separation facilities), or storing radioactive materials. Funding for accelerated decommissioning was provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Decommissioning of both facilities was completed in September 2011. ISD objectives for these CERCLA actions included: (1) Prevent industrial worker exposure to radioactive or hazardous contamination exceeding Principal Threat Source Material levels; (2) Minimize human and ecological exposure to unacceptable risk associated with radiological and hazardous constituents that are or may be present; (3) Prevent to the extent practicable the migration of radioactive or hazardous contaminants from the closed facility to the groundwater so that concentrations in groundwater do not exceed regulatory standards; (4) Eliminate or control all routes of human exposure to radiological and chemical contamination; and (5) Prevent animal intruder exposure to radioactive and hazardous contamination.

  9. Solar and Solar-type Stars Atmosphere's Activity at 11-year and Quasi-biennial Time Scales

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    Bruevich, E A

    2011-01-01

    We studied new simultaneous observations of the flux variations of the photospheric and chromospheric emissions of 33 solar-type stars and Sun during the HK-project that were conducted over the past 20 years. In addition to the known cyclic chromospheric emission variations of stars at the 11-year time scale, which were discovered at the Mount Wilson Observatory, we found a recurrences that are similar to the quasi-biennial variations of solar radiation. The results of calculations of the radiation fluxes variations periods of stars at the quasi-biennial scale are given.

  10. 9th International Conference on Tetrapyrrole Photoreceptors of Photosynthetic Organisms (ICTPPO 2009): Meeting Proceedings

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    Lagarias, J. Clark

    2009-07-01

    Tetrapyrroles are strongly pigmented heterocyclic molecules that play key roles in the harvesting of light and in its efficient conversion into chemical energy by photosynthetic organisms, including agronomically important plant species. This grant provided financial support for the International Conference on Tetrapyrrole Photoreceptors of Photosynthetic Organisms (ICTPPO 2009), the ninth in the series of ad hoc biennial conferences focused on the structure, function and biotechnological applications of tetrapyrrole photoreceptors, held at Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA from July 26 to July 31, 2009. The goal of this meeting was to bring together leading experts in the field of tetrapyrrole photoreceptors and from associated fields with new investigators, to provide critical analyses of the current state of their fields, the challenges and opportunities therein and their most recent unpublished discoveries to stimulate new approaches to address key issues of agricultural and energy significance. Among the 80 participants included 40 PIs (including one Nobelist in chemistry, two members of the US National Academy of Science, and a recent inductee to the Royal Society), 8 senior scientists, 1 DOE program manager, 12 postdoctoral fellows and 20 graduate students representing 13 countries. One third of the formal lecture program was reserved for discussion, and these sessions particularly well supported the conference objectives. In the spirit of the Gordon Conference format adopted for this meeting, the conference proceedings were documented in a bound document available to all participants but were not distributed to the general public. The major output was the cross-breeding of scientists not previously associated with this meeting, both senior and junior, from the fields of photosynthesis/energy conversion, tetrapyrrole metabolism and bioinspired, tetrapyrrole-based light harvesting systems.

  11. Frozen-in anticyclones occurring in polar Northern Hemisphere during springtime: Characterization, occurrence and link with quasi-biennial oscillation

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    ThiéBlemont, R.; Huret, N.; Orsolini, Y. J.; Hauchecorne, A.; Drouin, M.-A.

    2011-10-01

    During winter, the polar vortex forms a dynamical barrier in the arctic stratosphere which prevents large scale exchanges between the high latitude and tropical regions. Nevertheless, the occurrence of thin tropical air mass intrusions at the edge of the polar vortex have in fact been detected and modeled. These structures could play an important role in improving our knowledge of the balance between chemical and dynamical processes associated with the ozone budget. After the final stratospheric warming in springtime, the breakdown of the polar vortex occurs and the summer circulation starts to develop. Air mass intrusions from the tropics can be trapped at polar latitudes and persist until August in the anticyclone, advected by summer easterlies. These structures, named "frozen-in anticyclones" (FrIACs), have already been observed in 2003 and 2005 by MIPAS-ENVISAT and MLS-AURA tracer measurements. We present here a new case of FrIAC in 2007 highlighted using MLS-AURA measurements. In order to better understand the dynamical conditions required for such events and the associated processes, we performed a climatology of tropical air mass intrusions using a potential vorticity contour advection model. This climatology reveals a preferred path for exchanges between the polar and tropical stratospheres. Using ERA-Iterim wind and temperature reanalysis from ECMWF, we have established links between FrIAC occurrences and Rossby wave activity. There is evidence that FrIACs can exist if no major sudden stratospheric warming occurs during the polar vortex phase and their development seems favorable if the tropical quasi-biennial oscillation is in the easterly phase.

  12. Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Eighth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop and first The National Map Users Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 10-13, 2011

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    Sieverling, Jennifer B.; Dietterle, Jeffrey

    2014-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is sponsoring the first The National Map Users Conference in conjunction with the eighth biennial Geographic Information Science (GIS) Workshop on May 10-13, 2011, in Lakewood, Colorado. The GIS Workshop will be held at the USGS National Training Center, located on the Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, Colorado, May 10-11. The National Map Users Conference will be held directly after the GIS Workshop at the Denver Marriott West, a convention hotel in the Lakewood, Colorado area, May 12-13. The National Map is designed to serve the Nation by providing geographic data and knowledge for government, industry, and public uses. The goal of The National Map Users Conference is to enhance communications and collaboration among the communities of users of and contributors to The National Map, including USGS, Department of the Interior, and other government GIS specialists and scientists, as well as the broader geospatial community. The USGS National Geospatial Program intends the conference to serve as a forum to engage users and more fully discover and meet their needs for the products and services of The National Map. The goal of the GIS Workshop is to promote advancement of GIS and related technologies and concepts as well as the sharing of GIS knowledge within the USGS GIS community. This collaborative opportunity for multi-disciplinary GIS and associated professionals will allow attendees to present and discuss a wide variety of geospatial-related topics. The Users Conference and Workshop collaboration will bring together scientists, managers, and data users who, through presentations, posters, seminars, workshops, and informal gatherings, will share accomplishments and progress on a variety of geospatial topics. During this joint event, attendees will have the opportunity to present or demonstrate their work; to develop their knowledge by attending hands-on workshops, seminars, and presentations given by professionals from USGS and other Federal Agencies, GIS related companies, and academia; and to network with other professionals to develop collaborative opportunities. Specific conference topics include scientific and modeling applications using The National Map, opportunities for partnerships, and advances in geospatial technologies. The first part of the week will be the GIS Workshop, offered as a pre-conference seminar. It will focus on hands-on GIS training and seminars concerning current topics of geospatial interest. The focus of the USGS GIS Workshop is to showcase specific techniques and concepts for using GIS in support of science. The presentations will be educational and not a marketing endeavor. To promote awareness of and interaction with selected USGS corporate and local science center data products, as well as promoting collaboration, a “GIS Olympics” event will be held Tuesday evening during the GIS Workshop. The second part of the week will feature interactive briefings and discussions on issues and opportunities of The National Map. The focus of the Users Conference will be on the role of The National Map in supporting science initiatives, emergency response, land and wildlife management, and other activities. All presentations at the Users Conference include use or innovations related to a The National Map data theme or application. On Wednesday evening, a poster session is being held as a combined event for all attendees and as a juncture between the events. On Thursday evening, the Henry Gannett Award will be presented. Additionally, poster awards will be presented. Several prominent speakers are featured at plenary sessions at The National Map Users Conference, including Deanna A. Archuleta, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior; Dr. Barbara P. Buttenfield, Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado in Boulder; best-selling author Frederick Reuss; and Dr. Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, panel discussions have attracted participation from notabl

  13. Genomics in personalized cancer medicine and its impact on early drug development in China: report from the 6th Annual Meeting of the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) at the 50th ASCO Annual Meeting

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    Zhang, Wei; Cheng, Shi-Yuan; Hou, Li-Fang; Yan, Li; Tong, Yun-Guang

    2014-01-01

    The 6th Annual Meeting of the United States Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) was held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on May 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. With a focus on personalized medicine, the conference featured novel approaches to investigate genomic aberrations in cancer cells and innovative clinical trial designs to expedite cancer drug development in biomarker-defined patient populations. A panel discussion further provided in-depth advice on advancing development of personalized cancer medicines in China. The conference also summarized USCACA key initiatives and accomplishments, including two awards designated to recognize young investigators from China for their achievements and to support their training in the United States. As an effort to promote international collaboration, USCACA will team up with Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) to host a joint session on “Breakthrough Cancer Medicines” at the upcoming CSCO Annual Meeting on September 20th, 2014 in Xiamen, China. PMID:25096543

  14. The features of ozone quasi—biennial oscillation in tropical stratosphere and its numerical simulation

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    Yucjuan, Chen; Bin, Zheng; Hong, Zhang

    2002-09-01

    The inlcrunnual variation of the vertical distribution of ozone in the tropical stratosphere and its quasi—biennial oscillation (QBO) is analyzed using HALOE data. The results are compared with the wind QBO. A numerical experiment is carried out to study the effects of wind QBO on the distribution, and variation of ozone in the stratosphere by using (he NCAR interactive chemical, dynamical, and radiative two—dimensional model (SOCRATES). Data analysis shows that the location of the maximum ozone mixing ratio in the stratosphere changes in the meridional and vertical directions, and assumes a quasi—biennial period. The meridional and vertical motion of the maximum mixing ratio leads to a QBO of column ozone and its hemispheric asymmetry. The QBO of the location of the maximum is closely connected with the zonal wind QBO. The data analysis also shows that in the tropical region, the phase of the QBO for ozone density changes many times with height. Numerical simulation shows that the meridional circulation induced by the wind QBO includes three pairs of cells in the stratosphere, which have hemispheric symmetry. The transport of ozone by the induced meridional circulation in various latitudes and heights is the main dynamic cause for the ozone QBO. Cells of the induced circulation in the middle stratosphere (25-35 km) play an important role in producing the ozone QBO.

  15. The features of ozone quasi-biennial oscillation in tropical stratosphere and its numerical simulation

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    Chen, Y. J.; Zheng, B.; Zhang, H.

    The interannual variation of the vertical distribiltion of ozone in the tropical stratosphere and its quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is analyzed Using HALOE data. The results are compared with the wind QBO. A numerical experiment is carried out to study the effects of wind QBO on the distribution, and variation OF ozone in the stratosphere by using the NCAR interactive chemical, dynamical, and radiative two-dimensional model (SOCRATES). Data analysis shows that the location of the maximum ozone mixing ratio in the stratosphere changes in the meridional and vertical directions, and assumes a quasi-biennial period, The meridional and vertical motion of the maximum mixing ratio leads to a QBO of column ozone and its hemispheric asymmetry. The QBO of the location of the maximum is closely connected with the zonal wind QBO. The data analysis also shows that in the tropical region, the phase of the QBO For ozone density changes many times with height. Numerical simulation shows that the meridional circulation induced by the wind QBO includes three pairs of cells in the stratosphere, which have hemispheric symmetry. The transport of ozone by the induced meridional circulation in various latitudes and heights is the main dynamic cause for the ozone QBO. Cells of the induced circulation in the middle stratosphere (25-35 km) play an important role in producing the ozone QBO.

  16. 2001 Biennial Report to Congress on the Status of GPO Access

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    2001-01-01

    Readable online and as a downloadable .pdf, the Biennial Report comprises 60 pages of text and statistics about GPO Access, an online source of free, official government information. In its 2001 report, the GPO, the government's primary point of data dissemination, notes that for the last calender year, GPO Access responded to more than 355 million online requests for information. That number is up more than ten fold from the first full year of online access in 1996. From almost every perspective, GPO Access has been a resounding, if somewhat unexpected success. Thus one reads with pleasure that not only does GPO Access run under its projected annual budget, but that its user-base is also on the rise, thanks, in large part, to the site's administrators, who have worked in conjunction with numerous government agencies to advertise GPO Access as the central clearinghouse for information regarding nearly every federally-funded agency, commission, or program. Captivating reading in its own right, especially to those in information services of any kind, the GPO Access Biennial Report is an invaluable Web resource, listing URLs and other points of contact for its most popular electronic services and links.

  17. Informal Learning in Science. Final Program and Abstracts of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting (68th, San Francisco, California, April 22-25, 1995).

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    National Association for Research in Science Teaching.

    This document is divided into five parts: general information about the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), the 1995 NARST annual meeting program, abstracts of papers presented at this meeting, first authors' addresses, and a participant index. The 10 strands concerning science education are: (1) Learning: Students'…

  18. 1 Copyright 2008 by ASME Proceedings of the 9th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis

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    Nagurka, Mark L.

    challenges often faced in solving mechatronic engineering problems. The design problem is multi mechanical, electrical, and control engineering. The name "mechatronic design" is often ascribed to design1 Copyright © 2008 by ASME Proceedings of the 9th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems

  19. Predictions of fate from rosette size in four “biennial” plant species: Verbascum thapsus, Oenothera biennis, Daucus carota , and Tragopogon dubius

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    Katherine L. Gross

    1981-01-01

    Individual plants were marked in field populations of four biennial plant species, Verbascum thapsus L., Oenothera biennis L., Daucus carota L., and Tragopogon dubius Scop., and followed for 2 or 3 years. The relationship of both rosette size and age to the probability of an individual dying, remaining vegetative, or flowering was determined for each species. In all four species,

  20. Geographic patterns of herbivory and resource allocation to defense, growth, and reproduction in an invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata

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    Kristin C. Lewis; F. A. Bazzaz; Qing Liao; Colin M. Orians

    2006-01-01

    We investigated geographic patterns of herbivory and resource allocation to defense, growth, and reproduction in an invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata, to test the hypothesis that escape from herbivory in invasive species permits enhanced growth and lower production of defensive chemicals. We quantified herbivore damage, concentrations of sinigrin, and growth and reproduction inside and outside herbivore exclusion treatments, in field populations

  1. Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume II. [Chapter IV - Index

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    Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1932

    1932-01-01

    This document contains the four concluding chapters and index of the Biennial Survey of Education, covering the years 1928-1930. Chapter 4, Statistics of universities, colleges, and professional schools, 1929-30, is made up of three parts: (1) Personnel, receipts, and property (Emery M. Foster and Frederick J. Kelley); (2) Expenditures (Henry G.…

  2. Population dynamics of a non-cultivated biennial plant Tragopogon pratensis infected by the autoecious demicyclic rust fungus Puccinia hysterium

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    N. K. G. Salama; Frank Van Den Bosch; Grant R. Edwards; M. S. Heard; M. J. Jeger

    2012-01-01

    Population dynamics of the biennial plant Tragopogon pratensis have been monitored in the Park Grass Experiment at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK, over many years. Observations of diseased T. pratensis, systemically infected by the autoecious demicyclic rust Puccinia hysterium, were made over the period 1995-2008, and confirmed an outbreak pattern of dynamics, characterised by an increase to a relatively high incidence

  3. Heavy metal levels in two biennial pine insects with sap-sucking and gall-forming life-styles.

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    Heliövaara, K; Väisänen, R; Braunschweiler, H; Lodenius, M

    1987-01-01

    The concentrations of cadmium, copper, nickel and lead were studied in two biennial pine insects in relation to the deposition of heavy metals in the environment around the industrialised town of Harjavalta in southwestern Finland. Sap-sucking pine bark bugs, Aradus cinnamomeus (Heteroptera, Aradidae), and gall-forming pine resin gall moths, Petrova resinella (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) were collected on sample plots located at logarithmic distances along 9 km-long transects from the distinctive emission source. The responses of these insects representing different life-style were compared. Heavy metal concentrations in A. cinnamomeus were highest (Cd 17 microg g(-1), Cu 1900 microg g(-1), Ni 220 microg g(-1), Pb 32 microg g(-1)) in the vicinity of the factor complex, and lowest in the outermost zones. This trend followed a linear regression model. The pattern was less clear in P. resinella, the concentrations being only one-tenth of those recorded in A. cinnamomeus. Correlations between metal levels in A. cinnamomeus and previously examined Sphagnum moss bags proved to be highly significant in every case. The differences in the heavy metal concentrations of these two insect species, which occupy the same trophic position, would appear to be due to the differences in their feeding characteristics. Heavy metals accumulate in the posterior bulb of the midgut in the discontinuous alimentary system of A. cinnamomeus, while P. resinella is likely to secrete most of the metals into the walls of the galls. The almost total absence of these two insect species near the factory complex seems to be associated with the high concentrations of metals. PMID:15092695

  4. Translational Research in Oncology Research & Development and Its Impact on Early Development in China: report of the 5th Annual Meeting of the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) at 2013 AACR Annual Meeting

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    Guan, Lingjie; Dai, Yun; Luo, Roger

    2013-01-01

    In April 2013, the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) held its 5th annual meeting in conjunction with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington DC. The USCACA executive committee reported activities and programs and highlighted the partnership and collaboration between USCACA and other major organizations. The key initiatives and programs of USCACA included 1) USCACA-TIGM Esophageal Cancer Program that funds translational research of esophageal cancer prevention and treatment at the Xinxiang Medical University in Henan province, China; 2) the USCACA-NFCR-AFCR Scholarship Program, which has supported 10 young outstanding Chinese cancer researchers and will award 4 fellowships at the Guangzhou International Symposium on Oncology in November this year; 3) USCACA-Hengrui Training Program for Early Phase Clinical Research, which has supported the training of a Chinese scholar at two major cancer centers in the US; and 4) USCACA has continued its partnership with the Chinese Journal of Cancer, which has reached significant international impact. PMID:23823625

  5. US adolescents and MyPyramid: Associations between fast-food consumption and lower likelihood of meeting recommendations

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The goals of this study were to determine the effect of fast food consumption on adolescents’ food group intakes and likelihood of meeting recommendations outlined in USDA’s MyPyramid Food Guidance System. Two days of 24-hour recall data from 1,956 adolescents 12-19 years of age collected in What W...

  6. Developing Behavioural Training Services to Meet Defined Standards within an Australian Statewide Disability Service System and the Associated Client Outcomes

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    Crates, Nicola; Spicer, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    Background: LaVigna, Christian, and Willis (2005) reported on a project where Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA) staff trained a professional team in New Zealand (NZ) to provide behavioural services that met defined criteria. The NZ team was then trained to train other practitioners to meet the same professional standards. However, no…

  7. Parents Nursery Association Committee Minutes of the Meeting Held at 7.30 pm on 27 May 1999.

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    Cowley, Stephen J.

    discussion, that a proposal to comment on the number of children of assistant staff attending the University Other Business. It was agreed to investigate the possible return of some of the slabs (bought suggestions from parents as to how to spend the funds that are raised. 12. Date of Next Meeting. It was agreed

  8. Quasi-biennial oscillation and quasi-biennial oscillation-annual beat in the tropical total column ozone: A two-dimensional model simulation

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    Jiang, Xun; Camp, Charles D.; Shia, Runlie; Noone, David; Walker, Christopher; Yung, Yuk L.

    2004-08-01

    The National Centers for Environmental Prediction-Department of Energy Reanalysis 2 data are used to calculate the monthly mean meridional circulation and eddy diffusivity from 1979 to 2002 for use in the California Institute of Technology-Jet Propulsion Laboratory two-dimensional (2-D) chemistry and transport model (CTM). This allows for an investigation of the impact of dynamics on the interannual variability of the tropical total column ozone for all years for which the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer and the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet merged total ozone data are available. The first two empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) of the deseasonalized and detrended stratospheric stream function capture 88% of the total variance on interannual timescales. The first EOF, accounting for over 70% of the interannual variance, is related to the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and its interaction with annual cycles, the QBO-annual beat (QBO-AB). The 2-D CTM provides realistic simulations of the seasonal and interannual variability of ozone in the tropics. The equatorial ozone anomaly from the model is close to that derived from the observations. The phase and amplitude of the QBO are well captured by the model. The magnitude of the QBO signal is somewhat larger in the model than it is in the data. The QBO-AB found in the simulated ozone agrees well with that in the observed data.

  9. A report from the 167th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (May 3-7 - New York, U.S.A.).

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    Rabasseda, X

    2014-07-01

    Sharing space with a fashion fair, the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting took place at the Javits Center on the West side of Manhattan where psychiatrists and psychiatry-focused neuroscientists met to discuss the latest advances in antipsychotic, antidepressant and related therapies. Mixing psychiatry with fashion was a psychedelic experience, but the meeting was too busy to give more than a passing glimpse to screens showing the newest trends in fashion. Revival of old styles? That in a sense also happened in psychiatry, with experts defending the current place of lithium in therapeutics. Newest, youngest look? That was also true for psychiatry, with new investigational therapeutics challenging the place of older treatment approaches because of improved efficacy, better safety and tolerability, or easier administration. What about these patchwork trends? This again was met in psychiatry, with combination therapies aimed at a more comprehensive control of underlying processes in diseases such as schizophrenia. And these nice complements, or a few highlights? Psychiatric therapies also include augmentation strategies, which were discussed during this year's meeting along with examples of the previously mentioned approaches that are included in the following report. PMID:25101333

  10. Sex On TV: A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation 2001

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    Biely, Erica.

    2001-01-01

    On February 6th, 2001, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released their second installment in a biennial study on sex on television. The report examines "both the amount and the nature of television's sexual messages, paying special attention to references to such issues as contraception, safer sex, and waiting to have sex." Analyzing 1,114 programs from the 1999-00 television season across ten different channels, representing broadcast, public, cable, independent, and premium channels, the report documents changes that have occurred in the presentation of sexual messages on television in the last two years. The study is offered both in its entirety and in a twelve-page executive summary. Not surprisingly, the report finds a significant increase in sexual content over the last two years -- even though data did not include episodes of Temptation Island.

  11. Modeling the quasi-biennial oscillation's effect on the winter stratospheric circulation

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    O'Sullivan, Donal; Young, Richard E.

    1992-01-01

    The influence of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) on the winter middle atmosphere is modeled with a mechanistic global primitive equation model. The model's polar vortex evolution is sensitive to the lower stratosphere's tropical winds, with the polar vortex becoming more (less) disturbed as the lower stratospheric winds are more easterly (westerly). This agrees with the observed relationship between wintertime polar circulation strength and the phase of the QBO in the lower stratosphere. In these experiments it is the extratropical planetary Rossby waves that provide the tropical-extratropical coupling mechanism. More easterly tropical winds in the lower stratosphere act to confine the extratropical Rossby waves farther north and closer to the vortex at the QBO altitudes, weakening the vortex relative to the case of westerly QBO phase. While the QBO winds occur in the lower stratosphere, the anomaly in the polar vortex strength is strongest at higher levels.

  12. DOE Hydropower Program biennial report 1996-1997 (with an updated annotated bibliography)

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    Rinehart, B.N.; Francfort, J.E.; Sommers, G.L. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1997-06-01

    This report, the latest in a series of biennial Hydropower Program reports sponsored by the US Department of Energy, summarizes the research and development and technology transfer activities of fiscal years 1996 and 1997. The report discusses the activities in the six areas of the hydropower program: advanced hydropower turbine systems; environmental research; hydropower research and development; renewable Indian energy resources; resource assessment; and technology transfer. The report also includes an annotated bibliography of reports pertinent to hydropower, written by the staff of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Federal and state agencies, cities, metropolitan water districts, irrigation companies, and public and independent utilities. Most reports are available from the National Technical Information Service.

  13. The stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation in the NCEP reanalyses: Climatological structures

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    Huesmann, Amihan S.; Hitchman, Matthew H.

    2001-06-01

    Global quasi-biennial variation in the lower stratosphere and tropopause region is studied using 41 years (1958-1998) of reanalyses from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Horizontal wind, temperature, geopotential height, tropopause temperature and pressure fields are used. A new quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) indexing method is presented, which is based on the zonal mean zonal wind shear anomaly at the equator and is compared to the Singapore index. A phase difference composting technique provides ``snapshots'' of the QBO meridional-vertical structure as it descends, and ``composite phases'' provide a look at its time progression. Via binning large amounts of data, the first observation-based estimate of the QBO meridional circulation is obtained. High-latitude QBO variability supports previous studies that invoke planetary wave-mean flow interaction as an explanation. The meridional distribution of the range in QBO zonal wind is compared with the stratospheric annual cycle, with the annual cycle dominating poleward of ~12° latitude but still being significant in the deep tropics. The issues of temporal shear zone asymmetries and phase locking with the annual cycle are critically examined. Subtracting the time mean and annual cycle removes ~2/3 of the asymmetry in wind (and wind shear) zone descent rate. The NCEP data validate previous findings that both the easterly and westerly QBO anomalous wind regimes in the lower stratosphere change sign preferentially during northern summer. It is noteworthy that the NCEP QBO amplitude and the relationships among the reanalysed zonal wind, temperature, and meridional circulation undergo a substantial change around 1978.

  14. Time series in analysis of yerba-mate biennial growth modified by environment

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    Rakocevic, Miroslava; Martim, Simoni Fernanda

    2011-03-01

    To assess differences in the lag-effect pattern in the relationship between yerba-mate biennial growth and environmental factors, a time-series analysis was performed. A generalized Poisson regression model was used to control time trends, temperature, growing degree days (GDD), rainfalls and night length (NL). It was hypothesized that the active growth and growth pauses in yerba-mate are controlled endogenously and modified by environment, and that genders would respond differently to environmental modifications. The patterns in the lag effect from the distributed-lag models were similar to those of time-series models with meteorological data means with lag = 0. GDD and NL were principal factors affecting biennial yerba-mate shoot elongation and the number of green leaves of females grown in monoculture, besides their significant effects on metamer emission and leaf area in males grown in monoculture. NL also had a significant influence on shoot elongation and leaf area of both genders grown in forest understorey (FUS), indicating that yerba-mate growth is synchronized by an internal clock sensitive to temperature adjustments. The morphological plasticity and the adaptation efforts of yerba-mate were more pronounced in monoculture than in FUS. Sexual dimorphism was expressed—males were more sensitive to environmental changes than females, especially in monoculture. Growth modifications were much more intense when plants were grown in a cultivation system that is less like yerba-mate natural habitat (monoculture) than in one resembling its natural habitat (FUS). Our data support the ecological specialization theory.

  15. American Art Therapy Association, Inc.: 2011 Membership Survey Report

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    Elkins, David E.; Deaver, Sarah P.

    2013-01-01

    The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) surveys its members biennially to gather information on general demographics, employment-related characteristics, licensing, and professional affiliations. The surveys are used in the development of national media opportunities and public policy initiatives to help increase recognition for the field of…

  16. NEWS: AAPT Summer Meeting

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    Steve Mellema

    2000-01-01

    The 2000 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) was held from 28~July-2~August at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Despite somewhat rainy weather throughout the week, the annual gathering was an enjoyable one, filled with interesting talks on the state of physics education in North America. Using a new scheduling format for the summer meeting,

  17. EDITORIAL: Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip

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    Philip C. Hessburg

    2011-01-01

    Once again Journal of Neural Engineering is devoting an issue to the field of visual neuro-prosthetics. These papers were presented at the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the ChipA 13 DVD set of all presentations at The Eye and the Chip 2010 is available from Carolyn Barth PhD, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, 15415 E Jefferson, Grosse Pointe

  18. 40 CFR 142.309 - What are the public meeting requirements associated with the proposal of a small system variance?

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    2012-07-01

    ...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? 142.309 Section 142...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION Variances for Small System Public Participation § 142.309...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? (a) A State or...

  19. 40 CFR 142.309 - What are the public meeting requirements associated with the proposal of a small system variance?

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    ...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? 142.309 Section 142...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION Variances for Small System Public Participation § 142.309...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? (a) A State or...

  20. 40 CFR 142.309 - What are the public meeting requirements associated with the proposal of a small system variance?

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    ...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? 142.309 Section 142...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION Variances for Small System Public Participation § 142.309...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? (a) A State or...

  1. 40 CFR 142.309 - What are the public meeting requirements associated with the proposal of a small system variance?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? 142.309 Section 142...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION Variances for Small System Public Participation § 142.309...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? (a) A State or...

  2. 40 CFR 142.309 - What are the public meeting requirements associated with the proposal of a small system variance?

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    2014-07-01

    ...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? 142.309 Section 142...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION Variances for Small System Public Participation § 142.309...associated with the proposal of a small system variance? (a) A State or...

  3. Critical plant size for flowering in biennials with special reference to their distribution in a sand dune system

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    T. Hirose; N. Kachi

    1982-01-01

    Four biennial species (Oenothera erythrosepala, Dontostemon dentatus, Erigeron strigosus, and Erigeron sumatrensis) from the dune system at Azigaura, Japan, were sand-cultured in pots with different nutrient levels, and the critical plant size for the development of a flowering stalk was determined. The critical size decreased in the order O. erythrosepala>E. strigosus>D. dentatus=E. sumatrensis, and corresponded to the order of their

  4. The effect of fire on gas exchange and aboveground biomass production in annually vs biennially burned Spartina pectinata wetlands

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    Stephen R. Johnson; Alan K. Knapp

    1993-01-01

    Photosynthetic and growth responses ofSpartina pectinata were compared in annually and biennially burned wetlands in a northeastern Kansas tallgrass prairie. Photosynthetic CO2 uptake was consistently higher inSpartina pectinata in annually burned wetlands, and there was a seasonal difference in maximum photosynthetic rates. Plants in annually burned\\u000a wetlands reached a maximum photosynthetic rate of 38.2 ?mol m?2 s?1 in late spring,

  5. Differences in the quasi-biennial oscillation and quasi-triennial oscillation characteristics of the solar, interplanetary, and terrestrial parameters

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    R. P. Kane

    2005-01-01

    The 12-month running means (12 m) and the parameter (12–36 m) representing the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and quasi-triennial oscillation (QTO) were examined and spectrally analyzed for several solar, interplanetary, and terrestrial parameters. Solar indices (including solar open magnetic flux in solar latitudes <45°) had a QBO in the form of double peaks separated by ?2–3 years during sunspot maximum years

  6. Conference program and abstracts. International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting – 9-13 January 2013, Miami, Florida, USA

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    2012-01-01

    arthropods (spiders, herbivores) decreased in richness, abundance and functional diversity.arthropods. The present study aimed to describe the species richness and variation in diversitydiversity. Keywords: biodiversity, biogeography, Laurisilva forest, Azores, moments 106A Temporal change in arthropod

  7. Meeting physical activity guidelines is associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in black South African women; a 5.5-year follow-up study

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    2014-01-01

    Background Low levels of physical activity (PA) have been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), but few studies have examined whether meeting international PA guidelines is associated with reduced risk in a black South African (SA) population. The aims of this study were to compare body composition and cardio-metabolic risk factors for CVD and T2D between active and inactive groups (part 1, cross-sectional analysis) and, to determine whether PA level predicts changes in body composition and cardio-metabolic risk factors for CVD and T2D at follow-up after 5.5-years (part 2, longitudinal analysis). Methods Part 1 included a sample of 240 apparently healthy black SA women (26?±?7 years) who underwent the following measurements at baseline: PA (Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)), body composition and regional fat distribution (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and computerised tomography), blood pressure, fasting glucose, insulin and lipid concentrations. For part 2, a sub-sample of women (n?=?57) underwent the same measurements after a 5.5-year period. Results At baseline, 61% of women were classified as meeting the guidelines for moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) according to GPAQ. Women who were active had significantly lower body weight (p?Meeting PA guidelines was associated with decreased risk for CVD and T2D in black SA women, but did not prevent the increase in body fat over time. Interventions promoting physical activity to specifically address obesity in this high-risk group are recommended. PMID:24886324

  8. Banff 2013 meeting report: inclusion of c4d-negative antibody-mediated rejection and antibody-associated arterial lesions.

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    Haas, M; Sis, B; Racusen, L C; Solez, K; Glotz, D; Colvin, R B; Castro, M C R; David, D S R; David-Neto, E; Bagnasco, S M; Cendales, L C; Cornell, L D; Demetris, A J; Drachenberg, C B; Farver, C F; Farris, A B; Gibson, I W; Kraus, E; Liapis, H; Loupy, A; Nickeleit, V; Randhawa, P; Rodriguez, E R; Rush, D; Smith, R N; Tan, C D; Wallace, W D; Mengel, M

    2014-02-01

    The 12th Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology was held in Comandatuba, Brazil, from August 19-23, 2013, and was preceded by a 2-day Latin American Symposium on Transplant Immunobiology and Immunopathology. The meeting was highlighted by the presentation of the findings of several working groups formed at the 2009 and 2011 Banff meetings to: (1) establish consensus criteria for diagnosing antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in the presence and absence of detectable C4d deposition; (2) develop consensus definitions and thresholds for glomerulitis (g score) and chronic glomerulopathy (cg score), associated with improved inter-observer agreement and correlation with clinical, molecular and serological data; (3) determine whether isolated lesions of intimal arteritis ("isolated v") represent acute rejection similar to intimal arteritis in the presence of tubulointerstitial inflammation; (4) compare different methodologies for evaluating interstitial fibrosis and for performing/evaluating implantation biopsies of renal allografts with regard to reproducibility and prediction of subsequent graft function; and (5) define clinically and prognostically significant morphologic criteria for subclassifying polyoma virus nephropathy. The key outcome of the 2013 conference is defining criteria for diagnosis of C4d-negative ABMR and respective modification of the Banff classification. In addition, three new Banff Working Groups were initiated. PMID:24472190

  9. Selected topics in probiotics and prebiotics: meeting report for the 2004 international scientific association for probiotics and prebiotics.

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    Sanders, Mary Ellen; Guarner, Francisco; Mills, David; Pot, Bruno; Rafter, Joseph; Rastall, Bob; Reid, Gregor; Ringel, Yehuda; Rowland, Ian; Saarela, Maria; Tuohy, Kieran

    2005-09-01

    On August 29-31, 2004, 84 academic and industry scientists from 16 countries gathered in Copper Mountain, Colorado USA to discuss certain issues at the forefront of the science of probiotics and prebiotics. The format for this invitation only meeting included six featured lectures: engineering human vaginal lactobacilli to express HIV-inhibitory molecules (Peter Lee, Stanford University), programming the gut for health (Thaddeus Stappenbeck, Washington University School of Medicine), immune modulation by intestinal helminthes (Joel Weinstock, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics), hygiene as a cause of autoimmune disorders (G. A. Rook, University College London), prebiotics and bone health (Connie Weaver, Purdue University) and prebiotics and colorectal cancer risk (Ian Rowland, Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health). In addition, all participants were included in one of eight discussion groups on the topics of engineered probiotics, host-commensal bacteria communication, 'omics' technologies, hygiene and immune regulation, biomarkers for healthy people, prebiotic and probiotic applications to companion animals, development of a probiotic dossier, and physiological relevance of prebiotic activity. Brief conclusions from these discussion groups are summarized in this paper. PMID:16107038

  10. Simulation of the combined effects of solar cycle, quasi-biennial oscillation, and volcanic forcing on stratospheric ozone changes in recent decades

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    Lee, H.; Smith, A. K.

    2003-01-01

    Stratospheric ozone responses to the 11-year solar flux variation are calculated from two different decadal scale satellite ozone data sets by multiple regression analysis. The results show consistent dipole structures with solar regression coefficients that are positive in midlatitudes and negative in the equatorial lower stratospheric region. Because of the limited duration of the data record, the regression analysis may not completely separate variability from other processes. Other phenomena that could contribute to the observed pattern include the ozone variations associated with the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and with two major volcanic eruptions: El Chichón in 1982 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991. A fully interactive NCAR two-dimensional chemical-dynamical-radiative model (Simulation of Chemistry, Radiation, and Transport of Environmentally Important Species (SOCRATES)) is used to investigate the effects of the equatorial QBO and the major volcanic eruptions on the 11-year solar cycle analysis. When both effects are considered in the model simulation, the resulting ozone solar signal shows a dipole pattern similar to that observed. When the 11-year solar flux variation is considered as the only external forcing, the resulting ozone solar cycle shows a monopole structure whose maximum is located in the equatorial upper stratosphere and whose response is uniformly positive.

  11. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)--2010 Annual Meeting. For Sight: The Future of Eye and Vision Research--part 2.

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    Hookes, Livia

    2010-07-01

    The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, included topics covering new therapeutic developments in the field of eye and vision research. This conference report highlights selected presentations on the development of OT-440 (Othera Pharmaceuticals Inc) for the potential treatment of glaucoma, an extended-release implant of brimonidine (pSivida Corp) for ocular hypertension, AR-12286 (Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc) for ocular hypertension or glaucoma, AC-8 (Calmune Corp/RiboVax Biotechnologies SA) for ocular diseases following HSV infection, and fidarestat (Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co Ltd) and the recombinant proteins NOV and NOVCter (INSERM/University Rene Descartes) for corneal neovascularization. PMID:20582863

  12. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 217221, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ­221, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics TopicSpam: a Topic-Model). And because of the profits at stake, peo- ple have been known to try to game the system by writing fake review detection. Our model can aptly detect the subtle dif- ferences between deceptive reviews

  13. Reprinted from the PROCEEDINGS OF THE 56TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NEW JERSEY MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION ASSOCIATION, ATLANTIC CITY, MARCH

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    ASSOCIATION, ATLANTIC CITY, MARCH 19, 20, 21, 1969 . CAN BLOOD-FED CULEX PIPIENS L. OVERWINTER?' P. A. JUMARS 2, F. J. MURPHEYa AND R. W. LAKE' Whether blood-fed Culex spp. mosquitoes are capable of surviving- tive C. pipiens population has blood-fed and oviposited . If, as suggested by Clements (1963

  14. Mid-South Educational Research Association Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (26th, Memphis, Tennessee, November 12-14, 1997).

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    Petry, John R., Ed.; Post, Kathy, Ed.; Allen, Lorraine; Welch, Elizabeth

    The Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of encouraging quality educational research in the mid-south and promoting the application of results of quality research in the schools. This volume contains summaries of the papers, discussion sessions, display sessions, symposia, and training…

  15. THE QUASI-BIENNIAL PERIODICITY AS A WINDOW ON THE SOLAR MAGNETIC DYNAMO CONFIGURATION

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    Simoniello, R.; Turck-Chieze, S. [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Universite Paris Diderot, CEA, IRFU, SAp, Centre de Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Jain, K.; Tripathy, S. C.; Hill, F. [National Solar Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Baldner, C. [W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4085 (United States); Finsterle, W. [PMOD/WRC Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos-World Radiation Center, 7260 Davos Dorf (Switzerland); Roth, M., E-mail: rosaria.simoniello@cea.fr [Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg (Germany)

    2013-03-10

    Manifestations of the solar magnetic activity through periodicities of about 11 and 2 years are now clearly seen in all solar activity indices. In this paper, we add information about the mechanism driving the 2-year period by studying the time and latitudinal properties of acoustic modes that are sensitive probes of the subsurface layers. We use almost 17 years of high-quality resolved data provided by the Global Oscillation Network Group to investigate the solar cycle changes in p-mode frequencies for spherical degrees l from 0 to 120 and 1600 {mu}Hz {<=}{nu} {<=} 3500 {mu}Hz. For both periodic components of solar activity, we locate the origin of the frequency shift in the subsurface layers and find evidence that a sudden enhancement in amplitude occurs in just the last few hundred kilometers. We also show that, in both cases, the size of the shift increases toward equatorial latitudes and from minimum to maximum solar activity, but, in agreement with previous findings, the quasi-biennial periodicity (QBP) causes a weaker shift in mode frequencies and a slower enhancement than that caused by the 11-year cycle. We compare our observational findings with the features predicted by different models, that try to explain the origin of this QBP and conclude that the observed properties could result from the beating between a dipole and quadrupole magnetic configuration of the dynamo.

  16. The Quasi-biennial Oscillation and Annual Variations in Tropical Ozone from SHADOZ and HALOE

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    Witte, J. C.; Schoeberl, M. R.; Douglass, A. R.; Thompson, A. M.

    2008-01-01

    We examine the tropical ozone mixing ratio perturbation fields generated from a monthly ozone climatology using 1998 to 2006 ozonesonde data from the Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) network and the 13-year satellite record from 1993 to 2005 obtained from the Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE). The long time series and high vertical resolution of the ozone and temperature profiles from the SHADOZ sondes coupled with good tropical coverage north and south of the equator gives a detailed picture of the ozone structure in the lowermost stratosphere down through the tropopause where the picture obtained from HALOE measurements is blurred by coarse vertical resolution. Ozone perturbations respond to annual variations in the Brewer-Dobson Circulation (BDC) in the region just above the cold-point tropopause to around 20 km. Annual cycles in ozone and temperature are well correlated. Above 20 km, ozone and temperature perturbations are dominated by the Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO). Both satellite and sonde records show good agreement between positive and negative ozone mixing ratio anomalies and alternating QBO westerly and easterly wind shears from the Singapore rawinsondes with a mean periodicity of 26 months for SHADOZ and 25 months for HALOE. There is a temporal offset of one to three months with the QBO wind shear ahead of the ozone anomaly field. The meridional length scales for the annual cycle and the QBO, obtained using the temperature anomalies and wind shears in the thermal wind equation, compare well with theoretical calculations.

  17. Dynamics of Quasi-biennial Oscillations in Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Coupled System

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    Kim, K.-M.; Lau, K.-M.

    1999-01-01

    In this study, quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in atmosphere-ocean coupled system is investigated using intermediate coupled model. Observation studies show that the easterly zonal winds anomalies prevail over the equatorial western Pacific during the warm phase of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). At the time scale of QBO, SST variations and east Asia Summer monsoon rainfall are closely linked to the eastward propagating zonal winds anomalies originated from Indian ocean. To investigate the effect of zonal wind anomalies over western Pacific on the evolution of ENSO, simple anomalous winds are added to the western part of model domain as external forcing. Wind forcing is parameterized as a function of SST anomalies in the eastern Pacific with time lag. Time lag is adopted to mimic the relation between east Asian monsoon and ENSO. The results shows that the winds anomalies make coupled system oscillate through generating forced Kelvin waves even without the western boundary reflection of Rossby waves. Kelvin waves generated by external forcing are also crucial for the model to oscillate as well as Rossby wave reflections at the western boundary. When the monsoon forced Kelvin wave is strong during the northern winter, the coupled system damped out very quickly. In certain range of external winds amplitude and time lag, the model El Nino shows QBO features. It is suggested that the external wind forcing which is related to summer monsoon flow over western Pacific intensify the negative feedback process of off-equatorial Rossby waves and modify the ENSO periodicity.

  18. Quasi-biennial oscillation and solar cycle influences on winter Arctic total ozone

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    Li, King-Fai; Tung, Ka-Kit

    2014-05-01

    The total column ozone (TCO) observed from satellites and assimilated in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts since 1979 is used as an atmospheric tracer to study the modulations of the winter Arctic stratosphere by the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and the solar cycle. It is found that both the QBO and solar forcings in low latitudes can perturb the late winter polar vortex, likely via planetary wave divergence, causing an early breakdown of the vortex in the form of sudden stratospheric warming. As a result, TCO within the vortex in late winter can increase by ~60 Dobson unit during either a solar maximum or an easterly phase of the QBO, or both, relative to the least perturbed state when the solar cycle is minimum and the QBO is in the westerly phase. In addition, from the solar maximum to the solar minimum during the QBO easterly phase, the change in TCO is found to be statistically insignificant. Therefore, the "reversal" of the Holton-Tan effect, reported in some previous studies using lower stratospheric temperature, is not evident in the TCO behavior of both observation and assimilation.

  19. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (October 3, 2013) Page 1 of 10 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (October 3, 2013) Page 1 of 10 Mc Board Policies o Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (draft 4) · MAPS-MSU Membership Agreements, 1986 & 2007 · MAPS-MSU Meeting Summary, 8 August 2013 · Executive Director's Remarks at SRA meeting, 20

  20. Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2007: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives and Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors

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    Anton, Barry S.

    2008-01-01

    Provides the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives February 16-18, 2007, Washington, DC, and August 9 and 13, 2007, San Francisco, CA, and minutes of the February, June, August, and December 2007 meetings of the Board of Directors. These minutes are the official record of the actions of the American Psychological…

  1. A Branch Meeting in Avon

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    Vaughan, Kathryn; Coles, Alf

    2011-01-01

    The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) exists for, and is run by, its members. Branch meetings are so much more than the "grass roots" of the association--it can be a powerhouse of inspiration and creativity. In this article, the authors provide commentaries on a recent branch meeting.

  2. Leading Meetings.

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    Lindelow, John; Heynderickx, James

    Chapter 13 of a revised volume on school leadership, this chapter offers suggestions to help educators improve their performance in meetings, both as group leaders and as participants. Well-run meetings can rejuvenate an organization, leading to improved teamwork, communication, and morale. A poor meeting, on the other hand, can have a…

  3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association Containing the Abstracts of Discussion Sessions, Display Sessions, Symposia, and Training Sessions (30th, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 14-16, 2001).

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    Petry, John R., Ed.

    This volume contains abstracts of the approximately 200 discussion papers, symposia, displays, and training sessions of the 2001 annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA). Papers deal with elementary, secondary, and higher education and cover a broad spectrum of educational issues. Although many papers focus on the…

  4. Doing Institutional Research: A Focus on Professional Development. Papers from the Annual Meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research (9th, Durham, New Hampshire, October 17-19, 1982).

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    Green, Diana M., Ed.

    Institutional research that focuses on professional development is addressed in 35 papers from the 1982 meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research. Titles and authors include the following: "Modeling College Student Adjustment and Retention for the Individual Institution" (Norman D. Aitken); "The Development Saga of an…

  5. Language and Literacies. Selected Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom, September 1998). British Studies in Applied Linguistics 14.

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    O'Brien, Teresa, Ed.

    This monograph offers papers presented at the 1998 annual meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. After an introduction entitled "The Pluralisation of Literacy" (Teresa O'Brien), the papers are: (1) "National Literacy Strategies: A Debate" (Jill Bourne, Gunther Kress, Brian Street, and Alison Sealey); (2) "Literacy and Oracy…

  6. ANNUAL VOLUME OF PROCEEDINGS, ADDRESSES, AND RESEARCH PAPERS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING AND EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (53D, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 14-19, 1967).

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    FOSTER, CHARLES W.

    A VERBATIM REPORTING OF PRESENTATIONS MADE AT THE 53D ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, HELD IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 14-19, 1967, INCLUDES THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE HONORABLE BARRY G. LOWES, CHAIRMAN OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION, ON PURPOSES, PROBLEMS, AND…

  7. Meeting the Challenges of the Eighties: Redirection of Resources for Renewal. Association for Institutional Research: Annual Forum Proceedings, No. 3 (20th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 27-May 1, 1980).

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    Staskey, Paul J., Ed.

    Proceedings of the 1980 annual forum of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) on the topics of meeting the challenges of the eighties by redirecting resources for renewal are presented. Contents include the following addresses: "Planning: An Adaptive Process," by Barbara S. Uehling; "Catastrophe Models in Administration," by E. C.…

  8. Refining Our Mission: Continuing Education's Role in Engagement, Outreach and Public Service. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (69th, Roanoke, VA, October 27-30, 2007)

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education was themed "Refining Our Mission: Continuing Education's Role in Engagement, Outreach and Public Service." Opportunities were available to participate in sessions relating to outreach, partnerships and public service and perspectives on this theme were presented by the…

  9. Improving Management through New Technologies. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (73rd, Boston, Massachusetts, July 13-16, 1986).

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    Ways to improve campus management using new technology are discussed in the proceedings of the 1986 annual meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges. Paper titles and authors are as follows: "Things Are Going to Get Different" (Lou Volpe); "You Look Mah-velous! Perception Is Fact" (Robert H. Clawson);…

  10. The Next Generation: Access and Opportunity in Continuing Higher Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (70th, Nashville, Tennessee, November 8-11, 2008)

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2008-01-01

    These proceedings record the 70th Annual Conference and Meeting of ACHE (Association for Continuing Higher Education) held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference theme, "The Next Generation: Access and Opportunity in CHE" challenged attendees to think about the coming new age and its impact on…

  11. Professionals Working Together. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (72nd, San Diego, California, July 10-13, 1985).

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    Issues concerning the conditions of college facilities are considered in 29 papers from the 1985 annual meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges. Papers and authors include: "Crumbling Academe" (Harvey H. Kaiser); "Physical Facilities Evaluation" (Henry L. Shelby); "Managing the Process of Facility…

  12. Manpower Planning for the Wastewater Treatment Workforce of Texas: An Emerging Function. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Water Utilities Association (58th, College Station, Texas, March, 1976).

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    Jackson, Tom

    This paper, presented at the 58th annual meeting of the Texas Water Utilities Association, attempts to point out the need for manpower planning for the wastewater treatment workforce of Texas. As reasons for manpower planning, this document discloses estimates of 1400-1500 new jobs, 1300 of which will be in wastewater treatment facilities of 1 MGD…

  13. Continuing Higher Education: In Retrospect and toward the Future. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Association for Continuing Higher Education (50th, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 30-November 2, 1988).

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    Jackson, Jan, Ed.

    These proceedings contain addresses and summaries of presentations made in concurrent sessions at the annual meeting. The addresses are: Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)--Then and Now: What Our Past Has To Tell Us about Our Future" (Nelcamp and others); "A Conversation with Alex Haley" (Haley); "Luncheon Address of…

  14. Can irregularities of solar proxies help understand quasi-biennial solar variations?

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    Shapoval, A.; Le Mouël, J. L.; Shnirman, M.; Courtillot, V.

    2014-08-01

    We define, calculate and analyze irregularity indices ?ISSN of daily series of the International Sunspot Number ISSN as a function of increasing smoothing from N = 162 to 648 days. The irregularity indices ? are computed within 4-year sliding windows, with embedding dimensions m = 1 and 2. ?ISSN displays Schwabe cycles with ~5.5-year variations ("half Schwabe variations" HSV). The mean of ?ISSN undergoes a downward step and the amplitude of its variations strongly decreases around 1930. We observe changes in the ratio R of the mean amplitude of ? peaks at solar cycle minima with respect to peaks at solar maxima as a function of date, embedding dimension and, importantly, smoothing parameter N. We identify two distinct regimes, called Q1 and Q2, defined mainly by the evolution of R as a function of N: Q1, with increasing HSV behavior and R value as N is increased, occurs before 1915-1930; and Q2, with decreasing HSV behavior and R value as N is increased, occurs after ~1975. We attempt to account for these observations with an autoregressive (order 1) model with Poissonian noise and a mean modulated by two sine waves of periods T1 and T2 (T1 = 11 years, and intermediate T2 is tuned to mimic quasi-biennial oscillations QBO). The model can generate both Q1 and Q2 regimes. When m = 1, HSV appears in the absence of T2 variations. When m = 2, Q1 occurs when T2 variations are present, whereas Q2 occurs when T2 variations are suppressed. We propose that the HSV behavior of the irregularity index of ISSN may be linked to the presence of strong QBO before 1915-1930, a transition and their disappearance around 1975, corresponding to a change in regime of solar activity.

  15. Chemistry Everywhere. The 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Iowa State University, July 18-22, 2004

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    Burke, K. A.; Freilich, Mark; Greenbowe, Thomas J.; Harwood, William S.

    2004-04-01

    This article provides an overview of the upcoming 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) to be held on the campus of Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, July 18-22, 2004. The report includes details of conference registration, campus housing, campus dining, off-campus housing, tours, social activities, plenary speakers, the conference banquet, travel, and Sci-Mix. The 18th BCCE is using an online abstract submission system, registration and campus housing, and campus dining system. Everything about the conference can be found at the conference Web site (accessed Mar 2004).

  16. 75 FR 21641 - Infusion Pumps; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

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    2010-04-26

    ...Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0204] Infusion Pumps; Public Meeting; Request for...announcing a public meeting regarding external infusion pumps. The purpose of the meeting is...current problems associated with external infusion pump use, to help the agency...

  17. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (February 13, 2013) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (February 13, 2013) Page 1 of 2 Mc.m. MAPS Board Room, McMaster University PRESENT Andrew Smith, Jeannie An (recording secretary), Jackie MAPS' progress in relation to his letter of October 2, 2012, to the former board. The meeting was very

  18. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (February 11, 2014) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (February 11, 2014) Page 1 of 4 Mc that the Board formally note, with regret and thanks for his service, the resignation of Andrew Smith as MAPS' president and from the Board of Directors. Carried. #12;MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session

  19. Meeting report for "OddPols" 2014: the odds invite an even.

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    Roy-Engel, Astrid M

    2015-02-01

    The Ninth International Biennial Conference on RNA Polymerases I and III (the "OddPols") was held on June 19-21, 2014 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Sponsored by New England Biolabs, the Cayman Chemical Company, the Rackham Graduate School and the University of Michigan Health System, and organized by David Engelke, Craig Pikaard, Lawrence Rothblum, Andrzej Wierzbicki and Astrid Engel. This year at the conference, the "odds" were increased by expanding the usual topics on the advances in RNA polymerases I and III research to include presentations on RNA polymerase IV and V. The keynote speaker, Craig Pikaard, opened the meeting with his presentation entitled "Five nuclear multisubunit RNA polymerases". The meeting drew attendees from fourteen countries that shared their research discoveries through oral and poster presentations. The talks were organized into 11 sessions covering seven distinct topics. Here we present some of the highlights from the meeting using summaries provided by the participants. PMID:25445280

  20. Quasi-biennial variation of equatorial waves as seen in satellite remote sensing data

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    Chen, Zeyu

    The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in zonal winds in the lower stratosphere at the Equator is the most prominent inter-annual variation signal in the middle atmosphere. Theoretically, it is driven by the drag from the damping of equatorial waves including the equatorially trapped planetary scale waves, such as Kelvin waves propagating eastward and Rossby-gravity waves propagating westward, inertio-gravity waves and gravity waves. In current research, the tem-perature data collected by the SABER/TIMED mission in 2002-2009 are used to investigate the equatorial waves activities. The Fast Fourier Synoptic Mapping (FFSM) method is applied to delineate planetary wave components with the zonal wavenumber spanning over -6 to +6, hereby, positive (negative) wavenumber is assigned to westward (eastward) propagating waves. Limited by the SABER/TIMED sampling scheme, only the waves with periods longer than one day can be resolved. Focusing on the height region 70-10 hPa where the QBO signal is most significant, it is clearly observed that the composite activity of all the eastward waves exhibit QBO like variation. Specifically, for each QBO cycle, the activity at 50 hPa level is characterized by the occurrence of a substantially clear minimum that coincides to the fast downward propagation of the westerly phase, the typical pattern of the QBO phenomenon. Phase speed spectra are derived by using the FFSM analysis results. And vertical shear of the zonal wind is derived by using the rawinsonde data at Singapore. Comparison of the phase speed spectra and the wind shear indicates that the minimum is due to the westerly shear below 30 hPa. Between the minimum, significant wave activities emerge, thus the property for the components are investigated. Results show that in height range 70-10 hPa, both wave 1 to wave 3 are prominent during the inter-minimum period for each QBO cycle. At 50 hPa level, wave 1 component exhibits amplitude spectral peak at three kinds of period, 8, 11 and 20 day. Meanwhile, shifting to shorter period is seen as wave number increases, for example, the 20-day period spectrum is attenuated substantially for wave 2 and wave 3 components. Moreover, results also show that although with small amplitude, wave 4 and wave 5 with shorter periods of 4-7 days are discernable in particular in the inter-minimum period. Further details will be presented in the talk.

  1. Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume I. Chapter XXI: Educational Boards and Foundations

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    Evans, Henry R.

    1931-01-01

    Contained herein is the biennial report on the Educational Boards and Foundations of the United States from 1928-1930. Reports of funding and grants invested are available from the following: (1) General Education Board; (2) Rockefeller Foundation; (3) Carnegie Corporation of New York; (4) Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; (5)…

  2. Generated using version 3.0 of the official AMS LATEX template The Influence of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation on the

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    Hartmann, Dennis

    -Biennial Oscillation(QBO) in the troposphere. The zonally symmetric circulation in thermal wind balance with the QBO is strongest and most robust in the North Pacific near the jet exit region, in agreement with observations. Variability of the stratospheric polar vortex does not appear to explain the effect that the QBO has

  3. Comparison of Responses on the 1994 Biennial Student Survey by the Consumer and Hospitality Services Division and Overall Students of the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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    Advincula-Carpenter, Marietta M.

    To gather curriculum planning information, the Research, Planning and Development Division of Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) conducts student surveys biennially. Responses of 579 MATC students enrolled in consumer and hospitality services division (CHSD) programs to the 1994 survey were compared with those of the 5,071 students…

  4. Northern Hemisphere mid-winter vortex-displacement and vortex-split stratospheric sudden warmings: Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Quasi-Biennial Oscillation

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    Liu, Chuanxi; Tian, Baijun; Li, King-Fai; Manney, Gloria L.; Livesey, Nathaniel J.; Yung, Yuk L.; Waliser, Duane E.

    2014-11-01

    We investigate the connection between the equatorial Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and different types of the Northern Hemisphere mid-winter major stratospheric sudden warmings (SSWs), i.e., vortex-displacement and vortex-split SSWs. The MJO-SSW relationship for vortex-split SSWs is stronger than that for vortex-displacement SSWs, as a result of the stronger and more coherent eastward propagating MJOs before vortex-split SSWs than those before vortex-displacement SSWs. Composite analysis indicates that both the intensity and propagation features of MJO may influence the MJO-related circulation pattern at high latitudes and the type of SSWs. A pronounced Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) dependence is found for vortex-displacement and vortex-split SSWs, with vortex-displacement (-split) SSWs occurring preferentially in easterly (westerly) QBO phases. The lagged composites suggest that the MJO-related anomalies in the Arctic are very likely initiated when the MJO-related convection is active over the equatorial Indian Ocean (around the MJO phase 3). Further analysis suggests that the QBO may modulate the MJO-related wave disturbances via its influence on the upper tropospheric subtropical jet. As a result, the MJO-related circulation pattern in the Arctic tends to be wave number-one/wave number-two ~25-30 days following phase 3 (i.e., approximately phases 7-8, when the MJO-related convection is active over the western Pacific) during easterly/westerly QBO phases, which resembles the circulation pattern associated with vortex-displacement/vortex-split SSWs.

  5. Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting

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    · The proposed 15 years to demonstrate LIFE continuous high- yield operations and a 20-year timeline to begin, Vice Provost, and Vice President University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics #12;LIFE got-constrain the problem - LIFE laser diodes are 60% of capital cost1 - doubling the gain from a LIFE design reduces

  6. Student Government Association Meeting Agenda

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    , McCaffery, McDaniel, McGinnis, Mmereole, Monroe, Moss, Phelps, Robinson, Tinsley, VonHandorf, Gross by Senator Hazenfield f. Approved, (20, 0, 0) E. Student Concerns Committee F. Sociology Club Presentation 1

  7. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    , Dial, Dwyer, Forlenza, Frank, Austin Green, Mitchell Green, Hall, Harden, Hazenfield, Hedges, Howe by 4pm. 3. This week is National Rape Awareness Week. 4. Election watch night party next Tuesday. 5

  8. UNL Parents Association Summer Meeting

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    /Sandoz and it's food service facility. With the National Special Olympics in Lincoln in one year, participants. Currently she is cataloging different areas on campus that have to do with alcohol usage and other drug abuse. A report will be going to Dr. Franco that will sum up services. She is asking the Parents

  9. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Spring Meeting

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    ): $ 520.00 Student Health Center (Eating Disorder Education): $ 215.00 Career Center (Career Cruising at a later time giving students and parents a time to breakfast on their own or sleep in. · Involving

  10. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    . Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. No report. B. Secretary of Student, Sapra, Schrage, Walls, Prentice B. Absent: Johnson, Acree, Austin Green, Mitchell Green, Brittany Hall, Kevin Golden 1. There is another opening in the Senate and packets will be available soon. 2. Publicize

  11. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Promote the 3 Senate vacancies, which opened today. 2. Press Packets have been. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Adkins, Bell, Burton, Curtis, Dial Session 1. The Northerner photographer was introduced VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public

  12. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    . Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Election packets are now available. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Bell, Acree, Adkins, Dial, Fons

  13. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    Session VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Anne Braden Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Adkins, Burse, Burton

  14. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    Prentice swears in new Senators. VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Polos will be in soon for Senators. 2. Working on new initiatives for public relations for SGA. B. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Acree

  15. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Presentation, Maggie Gough VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Wade Miller B. Absent, Hawks, Hazenfield, Henderson, Howe, Megan Johnson, Mike Johnson, Kaseke, McDaniel, McGinnis, Mmereole, Ford, Gross, Lauren Johnson, McCaffery, Miller, Monroe, Neal, Swartz, Tinsley, Walls. III. Pledge

  16. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    -800-372-7181 VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Wade Miller 1. Pictures are going up, Howe, Lauren Johnson, Megan Johnson, Mike Johnson, Kaseke, McCaffery, McDaniel, McGinnis, Miller, Moss

  17. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    . Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Public Relations Campaign Update. B. Secretary of Student. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Acree, Adkins

  18. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    problems. 5. Question and answer segment. VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Adkins, Bell, Bonilla, Burton, Curtis, Dial, Dwyer, Mike Johnson 1. Green Books update. B. Secretary of Student Involvement, Dustin Robinson 1. No report

  19. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    . Question and answer segment. VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Adkins

  20. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Wade Miller 1. Table for Elections coming soon #12;2. Ad. Present- Acree, Bastin, Bell, Billiter, Burton, Campbell, Eason, Howe, Golden, L. Johnson, M. Johnson, M. Johnson, McCaffery, McDaniel, McGinnis, Mmereole, Moss, Neal, Phelps, Robinson, Tinsley, Weckbach

  1. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    . Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. No report. B. Secretary of Student B. Absent: Johnson, Bonilla, Burton, Foister, Austin Green, Hedges, Hornung, Morales, Pederson

  2. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    . Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. 407 votes were cast in recent elections. 2. There are 3. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Acree, Adkins, Bell, Burton, Dial, Dwyer

  3. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    . Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. No report. B. Secretary of Student Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Adkins, Burse

  4. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    Proposal. 2. Question and answer segment. VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Adkins, Mike Johnson 1. No report. B. Secretary of Student Involvement, Dustin Robinson 1. No report. C

  5. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    . Swearing in of Senators Schrage and Walther. VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Howe, Golden, M. Johnson, M. Johnson, McCaffery, McDaniel, McGinnis, Mmereole, Moss, Phelps, Tinsley, VonHandorf, Weckbach, Prentice, Hawks, Miller, Fulton, Kaseke. B. Absent- Georgescu, L. Johnson

  6. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    . Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Wade Miller 1.Elections this week, remind people, Hazenfield, Henderson, Howe, L. Johnson, M. Johnson, M. Johnson, Kaseke, McCaffery, McGinnis, Miller Golden and Johnson who came to the SGA Election Forum. 2.RHA Elections are happening now, please vote

  7. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    , Mike Johnson 1. Spoke on upcoming elections via advertising. 2. Needs help with public relations from Call was introduced for The Northerner. VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Acree, Adkins, Bell, Burton, Dial, Dwyer

  8. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    . Thank you for allowing me to come. I. Executive Board Reports A) Secretary of Public Relations. Wade, Hawks, Hazenfield, Howe, Lauren Johnson, Megan Johnson, Mike Johnson, Kaseke, McCaffery, McDaniel, Mc. Johnson: Will student employment be effected? xiii. Dr. Votruba: No, I think it will increase if its

  9. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Spoke on upcoming elections. 2. Continue to be vocal about elections. 3. If you have any ideas dealing with public relations, see Mike. B. Secretary Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Acree, Adkins, Bell, Burton, Dial, Dwyer

  10. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    ,0,3) iii. Jeanne Spaulding (20,0,1) VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Acree, Adkins v. Allen Kramer vi. Kayla Justice vii. Kaitlin Galanos viii. Billie Johnson ix. Stacey Grippa x

  11. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    Session VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. No report. B, Pederson, Rogers, Schrage, Gross B. Absent: Johnson, Hazenfield, Acree, Adkins, Bonilla, Moermond, Morales

  12. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Appointments. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Acree, Adkins, Bell, Burton, Curtis, Steve Meier 1. Publicize Senate vacancies. C. Student Life Coordinator, Josh Gruenke 1. No report. X

  13. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    , advertising and Senate appointments. VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Wade Miller. Johnson, M. Johnson, McDaniel, McGinnis, Monroe, Mmereole, Moss, Phelps, Robinson, Tinsley, Von. Recommended Senator M. Johnson for the Recycle Mania Committee. 4. Senator Bastin is work on parking. 5

  14. Student Government Association Meeting Minutes

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    VI. Executive Board Reports A. Secretary of Public Relations, Mike Johnson 1. Blue books are stamped. Roll Call A. Present: Golden, Hawks, Moore, Johnson, Robinson, Hazenfield, Howe, Forlenza, Bell, Acree

  15. From an Exercise in Professional Etiquette to Society's Wish List? Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics: Current Opinions with Annotations. Chicago: American Medical Association, 2002. 228 pp. $50.00, softcover only

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tom Meulenbergs

    2004-01-01

    The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the American Medical Association (AMA) recently published the 2002–2003 edition of The Code of Medical Ethics. This annotated version is published on a biennial basis and compiles the ethical position of the AMA on more than 175 speciŞc issues, ranging from social-policy issues such as capital punishment, HIV testing, and multiplex genetic

  16. Solanaceae VI – Genomics Meets Biodiversity

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This volume, edited by the five authors above, is based on contributed papers presented at a combined conference of the VI International Solanaceae Conference, the 90th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America, and the III Solanaceae Genomics Conference. The meeting was held in Madison Wi...

  17. Soybean (2010 JGI User Meeting)

    ScienceCinema

    Stacey, Gary

    2011-04-26

    Gary Stacey, associate director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, gives a talk simply titled "Soybean" on March 24, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting

  18. Sensitivity of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation to different gravity wave parameterizations in a changing climate

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    Schirber, Sebastian; Manzini, Elisa; Krismer, Thomas

    2014-05-01

    The stratospheric Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) of equatorial zonal winds is driven to by a wide range of waves originating from the troposphere. Due to the limited spatial resolution of general circulation models (GCM), unresolved waves like gravity waves (GW) need to be parameterized in order that GCMs can simulate the QBO. Only a fraction of GCMs which took part in the climate-model intercomparison project phase 5 (CMIP5) produce a QBO. Under climate change conditions, those models reveal diverging behaviour in various QBO characteristics, most notably the QBO period. While some models show a shortening of the QBO period, others produce a longer period in a future climate. In this work, we address this unconformity in QBO characteristics predicted in climate models by exploring the sensitivity of simulated QBO characteristics to different parameterizations of gravity waves, leaving all remaining influential factors like model resolution and experimental setup untouched. Using the atmospheric GCM ECHAM6 we perform AMIP style simulations of both present and warming climate, by increasing sea surface temperatures (SST) uniformely by 4K, with three different set-ups of GW parameterizations: (1) GWs are treated via the Hines parameterization (HINES) which launches a constant, prescribed spectrum of GWs. (2) A specific source spectrum of GW is prescribed, which the GW propagation scheme after Alexander and Dunkerton (AD) maps to momentum deposition in the regions of GW breaking. (3) A GW spectrum dependent on the background wind and heating characteristics of a convectively active gridcell is coupled to the propagation scheme of Alexander and Dunkerton (BERES+AD). While HINES and AD generate constant wave sources in both present and warmer climate, GW properties in BERES+AD change according to the simulated climatic conditions. All three GW setups are tuned to reproduce QBO characteristics of present day climate, including a QBO period of roughly 28 months. Under idealised warming climate conditions, our results show that the mean QBO period of HINES slightly increases by 1 months, whereas the mean QBO period decrease for AD by 7 months and for BERES+AD by 9 months. While the variance of QBO zonal winds below 20hPa decreases in all three setups, variance above 20hPa increases for AD and decreases for both BERES+AD and HINES. Both HINES and AD produce constant gravity wave forcing and are exposed to identical boundary conditions, but show different changes in QBO period in a warming climate. This result suggests, that characteristics of the QBO in present day climate strongly influence the behaviour and change of QBO characteristics in a warmer climate. Therefore in order to robustly predict changes to the QBO in a warming climate, we first need to fully understand the detailed physical mechanisms of QBO forcings and the interaction between different forcing agents.

  19. 76 FR 21779 - Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting

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    2011-04-18

    ...management issues associated with public land management in the Dakotas. At these meetings, topics will include: North Dakota and South Dakota Field Office manager updates...All meetings are open to the public and the public may...

  20. 76 FR 43705 - Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting

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    2011-07-21

    ...management issues associated with public land management in the Dakotas. At these meetings, topics will include: North Dakota and South Dakota Field Office manager updates...All meetings are open to the public and the public may...

  1. 77 FR 22800 - Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting

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    2012-04-17

    ...BLM Eastern Montana/Dakotas District, 111 Garryowen...issues associated with public land management in the Dakotas. At these meetings...include: North and South Dakota Field Office manager...meetings are open to the public and the public...

  2. 75 FR 15724 - Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting

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    2010-03-30

    ...management issues associated with public land management in the Dakotas. At these meetings, topics will include: North Dakota and South Dakota Field Office manager updates...All meetings are open to the public, and the public may...

  3. 75 FR 42125 - Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting

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    2010-07-20

    ...management issues associated with public land management in the Dakotas. At these meetings, topics will include: North Dakota and South Dakota Field Office manager updates...All meetings are open to the public and the public may...

  4. Stratospheric warming due to Agung, El Chichón, and Pinatubo taking into account the quasi-biennial oscillation

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    Angell, J. K.

    1997-04-01

    Radiosonde data are used to estimate the impact on stratospheric temperature of Agung, El Chichon, and Pinatubo volcanic eruptions, taking into account the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO). This is done by comparing the temperature variations following the three eruptions with the average quasi-biennial variation in temperature obtained by applying the superposed epoch method to the 13 QBO cycles (centered on Singapore 50 mbar east wind maxima) between 1958 and 1996 which do not include these three eruptions. Confidence estimates are based on the 2-standard deviation value of the 13 comparisons. Shown are estimates of the volcanic impact and approximate 95% confidence intervals in 300-100 and 100-50 mbar layers of polar, temperate, subtropical, and equatorial zones (and the globe as a whole), as well as in north subtropical and equatorial zones at pressure surfaces of 50, 30, 20, and 10 mbar. Based on this procedure, and ignoring other possible influences on stratospheric temperature, all three eruptions warmed the tropical low stratosphere by nearly 2°C, with the largest warming 3°C at 50 mbar in the equatorial zone following Agung and Pinatubo. Above 50 mbar, the volcanic warming usually decreases with height in the tropics, an exception being the 2°C warming of the 10 mbar surface in the north subtropics following El Chichon. While the volcanic warming is most frequently a maximum 2 seasons after the eruption, the warming duration can be 2 years. In the polar zones there is evidence of cooling of stratospheric 300-100 and 100-50 mbar layers following the eruptions. Comparisons are made with other volcanic warming estimates.

  5. PREFACE: IARD 2010: The 7th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Horwitz, Lawrence; Hu, Bei-Lok; Lee, Da-Shin; Gill, Tepper; Land, Martin

    2011-12-01

    Although the subject of relativistic dynamics has been explored from both classical and quantum mechanical points of view since the work of Einstein and Dirac, its most striking development has been in the framework of quantum field theory. The very accurate calculations of spectral and scattering properties, for example, of the anamolous magnetic moment of the electron and the Lamb shift in quantum electrodynamics, and many qualitative features of the strong and electroweak interactions, demonstrate the very great power of description achieved in this framework. Yet, many fundamental questions remain to be clarified, such as the structure of classical realtivistic dynamical theories on the level of Hamilton and Lagrange in Minkowski space as well as on the curved manifolds of general relativity. There moreover remains the important question of the covariant classical description of systems at high energy for which particle production effects are not large, such as discussed in Synge's book, The Relativistic Gas, and in Balescu's book on relativistic statistical mechanics. In recent years, the study of high energy plasmas and heavy ion collisions has emphasized the importance of developing the techniques of relativistic mechanics. The results of Linder et al (Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 0040401 (2005)) as well as the more recent work of Palacios et al (Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 253001 (2009)) and others, have shown that there must be a quantum theory with coherence in time. Such a theory, manifestly covariant under the transformations of special relativity with an invariant evolution parameter, such as that of Stueckelberg (Helv. Phys. Acta 14 322, 588 (1941); 15 23 (1942); see also R P Feynman Phys. Rev. 80 4401 and J S Schwinger Phys. Rev. 82 664 (1951)) could provide a suitable basis for the study of such questions, as well as many others for which the application of the standard methods of quantum field theory are difficult to manage, involving, in particular, local properties of spacetime structure. The scope of this series of conferences is, however, much wider. There have been recent develpments in the understanding of the quantum properties of spacetime, the application of quantum field theory and statistical quantum field theory to problems in relativistic dynamics, as well as new techniques in general relativity; some of these topics have been discussed in the IARD 2010 conference, and which will be reported in these Proceedings. It was for this purpose, to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields, such as particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, heavy ion collisions, plasma research, and mathematical physics, with a common interest in relativistic dynamics, that this Association was founded. The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics was organized at its first meeting as an informal session of seminars among researchers with common interest in February 1998 in Houston, Texas, with John R Fanchi as president. The second meeting took place, in 2000, at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, the third, in 2002, at Howard University in Washington, DC, and the fourth, on 12-19 June 2004, in Saas Fee, Switzerland. In 2006, the meeting took place at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, Connecticut, and the sixth meeting, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The seventh meeting, took place at the National Dong Hwa University in Hulien, Taiwan from 30 May to 1 June 2010. This meeting forms the basis for the Proceedings that are recorded in this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Along with the work of some of the founding members of the Association, we were fortunate to have lecturers from application areas that provided strong challenges for further developments in quantum field theory, statistical quantum field theory and its potential applications to relativistic quantum information theory, cosmological problems, and in the dynamics of systems described in the framework of general relativity. The opening session of IARD 2010 was held jointly with the closing seesion of the RQI-N wor

  6. Bid for holding a FWSA biennial conference Many thanks for your interest in hosting the biennial conference of the Feminist and

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    conference of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association. Please complete the form below and send hire Speaker travel Accommodation Catering Printed materials Promotion and advertising Administrative support Other (please specify) Details of other funding awarded or sought Planned advertising strategy Any

  7. Case Study: Calculating the Ecological Footprint of the 2004 Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference

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    Rickard, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    Event tourism is accompanied by social, economic and environmental benefits and costs. The assessment of this form of tourism has however largely focused on the social and economic perspectives, while environmental assessments have been bound to a destination-based approach. The application of the Ecological Footprint methodology allows for these…

  8. Libraries in Society. Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the Library Association of Australia (19th, Tasmania, Australia, August 1977).

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    Library Association of Australia, Sidney.

    This collection of 34 papers and speeches presented at the conference covers a wide range of topics pertaining to the role of libraries in contemporary society, including issues in library education, library/community relations, library planning and policy-making, technological trends, library services, and library administration. While several…

  9. 12th Biennial conference on Cellular and Molecular Biology of Soybeans

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    Jackson, Scott A.

    2008-07-01

    The 2008 meeting attracted ~350 academic and industrial representatives and was the capstone of the DOE-led sequencing of the soybean genome (published 2010 in Nature). Many of the talks focused on engineering of soybean for biodiesel production and how to protect soybean yield. Several of the plenary talks were focused on the newly available genome sequence and how to effectively capitalize on this investment.

  10. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Annual Meeting (65th, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 21-25, 1992). Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    Govindarajan, Girish, Ed.

    This product of an annual meeting presents abstracts of symposia, contributed papers, paper sets, discussion groups, reports, poster sessions, and panel presentations. Topics include: science teaching, gender differences, science education reform, constructivism, biological concepts, concept mapping, attitude/behavior change, conceptual…

  11. Proceedings of the Association of Mental Health Librarians 35th Annual Meeting, September 22-24, 2000, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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    Abromitis, Rebecca A.; Epstein, Barbara A.

    2001-01-01

    Provides informational abstracts for eight papers presented at this annual meeting. Topics include mind-body interventions; future health library service needs; program for behaviorally disordered preschool children; role of telecommunications in rural metal health services; electronic library resources; document delivery; mental health resources…

  12. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (March 22, 2005) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Jackie Osterman (executive director) Recorder Mary Alison Dingle CONSTITUTION OF THE MEETING A quorum-2006 Jackie Osterman reported that she had canvassed the board to determine those interested in standing. Nomination accepted. Osterman read a script sent by Anna Marinelli who wished to be nominated for Vice

  13. Rural Sociology in the South, 1978. Proceedings of 1978 Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Rural Sociology Section (Houston, Texas, February 5-8, 1978).

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    Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists. Rural Sociology Section.

    The 1978 annual meeting featured 60 papers in 15 subject matter sessions. Authors were primarily from the South, but senior authors from Kansas, New Mexico, and New York also presented papers. Session A, the plenary session, included three papers on contributions of multidisciplinary research to university research and public service programs.…

  14. Academic Libraries: Reaching Up and Stretching Out. Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association, College and University Section (Crete, Nebraska, May 25, 1990).

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    Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

    This proceedings report provides the papers presented at the 1990 spring meeting. Titles and authors of the seven papers are as follows: (1) "Marketing without a Plan: Seizing Outreach Opportunities as They Occur" (Joan Giesecke, Gail Egbers, Kay Logan-Peters, and Debra Pearson); (2) "Historians and the Academic Library: Traditional Research…

  15. Accepted for Presentation at IEEE Power Engineering Society 2006 General Meeting, Montreal , Quebec, June 18-22, 2006 Abstract--This paper presents experimental results associated

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    on one-line displays to improve both the speed and accuracy of certain tasks. Index Terms--Power System power flow application data of interest includes a potentially large number of independent and dependentAccepted for Presentation at IEEE Power Engineering Society 2006 General Meeting, Montreal , Quebec

  16. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (May 21, 2013) Page 1 of 3 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (May 21, 2013) Page 1 of 3 Mc dated April 15, 2013. Dr. Wood provided some background regarding the current MAPS situation and what the administration would like from MAPS before releasing MAPS fees held by the University. He noted that Mc

  17. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (January 14, 2014) Page 1 of 6 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (January 14, 2014) Page 1 of 6 Mc 2014 Memo from the Corporate Secretary re Standing Resolutions, 10 January 2014 MAPS Standing Resolutions, January 2010 MAPS-MSU Membership Transferability Report, 14 January 2014 CFMU New Program

  18. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (July 24, 2013) Page 1 of 7 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (July 24, 2013) Page 1 of 7 Mc to Standing Resolution #3 · Letter from the MAPS President to the Provost, with attachments, 13 June 2013 on the MAPS web site once the minutes are approved by the Board. In addition, a proposal was circulated

  19. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (December 4, 2012) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (December 4, 2012) Page 1 of 2 Mc.m. MAPS Boardroom, McMaster University PRESENT Jeanette Hunter (chair), Elaine Marion, Johanna Finch, Kate. MAPS INSURANCE Motion: Moved by Waterkamp, seconded by Hunter to sign-off on the three insurance policy

  20. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (December 10, 2013) Page 1 of 4 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (December 10, 2013) Page 1 of 4 Mc MAPS-MSU Membership Transferability Agreement · Email from MAPS executive director Kyle Johansen the dinner held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The invitation sent to MAPS for the spring (June) and fall

  1. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (June 11, 2013) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (June 11, 2013) Page 1 of 2 Mc.m. MAPS Office, McMaster University PRESENT Andrew Smith (chair), Jeannie An (recording secretary), Jackie by Arlen to move in to closed session. Carried. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION 2. MAPS VEHICLE Smith reported

  2. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (April 30, 2013) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (April 30, 2013) Page 1 of 2 Mc.m. MAPS Office, McMaster University PRESENT Andrew Smith (chair), Jeannie An (recording secretary), Jackie University of Student Alliance (OUSA), provided an overview of OUSA and MAPS' membership

  3. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (August 26, 2013) Page 1 of 7 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (August 26, 2013) Page 1 of 7 Mc: · Computer RFP ­ the first MAPS RFP has been registered on MERX and nine vendors have already expressedHugh (acting senior accountant), from the University's Financial Services department, to #12;MAPS Board

  4. MAPS Board of Directors Meeting Open Session Minutes (March 5, 2013) Page 1 of 2 McMaster Association of Part-Time Students

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    MAPS Board of Directors Meeting ­ Open Session Minutes (March 5, 2013) Page 1 of 2 Mc.m. MAPS Office, McMaster University PRESENT Andrew Smith (chair), Jeannie An, Jackie Arlen, Alamin Berhanu appointed by MAPS' insurer. There is an invoice to be paid ($11.5K) to one of MAPS' lawyers (Kathleen

  5. Language at Work. Selected Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (University of Birmingham, England, September 1997). British Studies in Applied Linguistics 13.

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    Hunston, Susan, Ed.

    Papers on the role of language in the work environment include: "Institutions, Writing and Talk in Environmental Discourse" (Greg Myers); "Negotiating Training: Shifting Participant Frameworks in the Workplace" (Kristina Bennert); "Relational Management in Chinese-British Business Meetings" (Helen Spencer-Oatey, Jianyu Xing); "A Pragmatic Approach…

  6. Meeting Demand.

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    Daneman, Kathy

    1998-01-01

    Addresses how a school district can use temporary classroom space to meet increasing student enrollment while additional space is being built. Provides examples of using portable facilities to supplement educational sites, including how to protect students who are in portable classrooms when tornadoes appear. (GR)

  7. Meeting Summary

    Cancer.gov

    MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CANCER RESPONDS TO VOICES OF A BROKEN SYSTEM D e c e m b e r 7 , 2 0 0 2 W a s h i n g t o n , D C OVERVIEW The President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) was chartered to monitor and evaluate

  8. MEETING SUMMARY

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    MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT’S CANCER PANEL AND THE YAKAMA NATION J u l y 2 9 – 3 0 , 2 0 0 2 T o p p e n i s h , W a s h i n g t o n OVERVIEW The President’s Cancer Panel was chartered to

  9. Examining the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Modulation of Rossby Waves and the Northern Hemisphere Stratospheric Polar Vortex Using Ertel's Potential Vorticity

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    White, Ian; Lu, Hua; Mitchell, Nicholas

    2014-05-01

    It is recognised that the strength of the northern hemisphere winter stratospheric polar vortex is related to the phase of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO). When the QBO at 50hPa is in its westerly phase (QBOw), the vortex is stronger and colder. When the QBO is in its easterly phase (QBOe), the vortex becomes weaker and warmer. Previous studies have suggested that Rossby waves, especially those of planetary scale, play a critical role in linking the QBO to the polar vortex strength, although the mechanism which explains this modulation is unclear. In this study, we investigate the QBO modulation of planetary and synoptic waves using Ertel's potential vorticity (PV). It is known that the ability of a Rossby wave to propagate in the stratosphere depends on a positive background meridional PV gradient existing. We examine three PV diagnostics, each of which is based, in part, on this gradient. These diagnostics include a Rossby wave breaking criterion, a wave activity density quantity and the frequency of reversals in PV gradient. Together, they enable us to identify the key regions where wave breaking, wave propagation and wave-mean flow interaction occur in response to the two phases of the QBO. These three diagnostics are calculated using the high resolution, ECMWF ERA-Interim reanalysis PV data on nine isentropic surfaces in the stratosphere over the period 1979-2012. We find that the QBO affects planetary and synoptic waves in different ways, with preferential latitudes and different zonal structures in the stratosphere. For the first time, we find that an enhanced poleward advection of the negative PV gradient anomalies from low latitudes to high latitudes is associated with QBOw in the middle stratosphere and lower stratosphere, where the QBO excites barotropic instability and generates synoptic waves in the subtropics. In the middle stratosphere, the residual meridional circulation transports these tropical anomalies to middle latitudes to affect the polar vortex directly. In the lower stratosphere, this poleward advection indirectly affects the strength of the vortex by modulating the ability of planetary waves to propagate vertically into the stratosphere. At high latitudes, the QBOw conditions modulate planetary waves by enhancing the wave density and also wave breaking at ~35N, whilst reducing wave activity at ~65N. Under QBOe conditions, the opposite effect occurs. These results suggest that the QBO modulation of the polar vortex occurs via a combined effect of synoptic wave-mean flow interaction in the subtropical to middle latitudes and a modulation of planetary waves at middle to high latitudes.

  10. Staff meeting

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    None

    2011-10-06

    I would like to invite all members of the CERN Personnel to a meeting on Wednesday 16 January 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Main Auditorium (bldg 500) to convey my best wishes for the new year, to review CERN?s activities during 2007 and to present the perspectives for 2008, the year of the LHC start-up. Closed-circuit transmission of the meeting will be available in the Council Chamber and in the AB Auditorium (Meyrin), the AB Auditorium (Prévessin), the IT Auditorium (Bldg. 31) and the AT Auditorium (Bldg. 30). Simultaneous translation into English will be available in the main Auditorium. Best wishes for the festive season! Robert AYMAR

  11. Meeting information

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The 1986 Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) will be held January 13-17, 1986, in New Orleans, La., at the Fairmont Hotel. Co-sponsoring societies are the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the Marine Technology Society (MTS), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Oceanic Engineering Society (OES).

  12. 2011 Reports of the Regional Associations

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    American Psychologist, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Presents the 2011 reports from the Annual Meetings of the Regional Psychological Associations. The following Associations are featured: The Eastern Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association, New England Psychological Association, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, Southwestern…

  13. 2007 Reports of the Regional Associations

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    American Psychologist, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Provides the 2007 reports of APA's Regional Associations. Included are the annual meeting reports from the Eastern Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association, New England Psychological Association, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, Southwestern Psychological Association, and…

  14. A Combined Analysis of the Observational Aspects of the Quasi-biennial Oscillation in Solar Magnetic Activity

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    Bazilevskaya, G.; Broomhall, A.-M.; Elsworth, Y.; Nakariakov, V. M.

    2014-12-01

    Solar quasi-biennial oscillations (QBOs) with the time scale of 0.6-4 yrs appear to be a basic feature of the Sun's activity. Observational aspects of QBOs are reviewed on the basis of recent publications. Solar QBOs are shown to be ubiquitous and very variable. We demonstrate that many features of QBOs are common to different observations. These features include variable periodicity and intermittence with signs of stochastisity, a presence at all levels of the solar atmosphere and even in the convective zone, independent development in the northern and southern solar hemispheres, most pronounced amplitudes during the maximum phase of the 11-yr cycle and the transition of QBOs into interplanetary space. Temporal weakening of solar activity around the maximum of the 11-yr cycle (Gnevyshev Gap) can be considered an integral part of QBOs. The exact mechanism by which the solar QBO is produced is poorly understood. We describe some of the most plausible theoretical mechanisms and discuss observational features that support/contradict the theory. QBOs have an important meaning as a benchmark of solar activity, not only for investigation of the solar dynamo but also in terms of space weather.

  15. Cuba in Transition: Volume 7: Papers and Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)

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    The Latin American Network Information Center at the University of Texas has placed on its site the full text of the ASCE conference proceedings from its August 7-9, 1997 meeting in Miami, Florida. Over 40 papers delivered at the conference are presented in .pdf format. Paper topics include "The Cuban Economy in Mid-1997," "The Political Economy of Trade Sanctions: The Case of Cuba," and "Social Forces and the Politics of Transition: Lessons from the Cuban Experience," among others. Several of the papers are in Spanish.

  16. Mariculture associated with oil and gas structures: A compendium. Information transfer meeting (14th), mariculture sessions. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 17, 1994. Final report

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    Reggio, V.C.

    1996-09-01

    Increased interest in the use of offshore oil and gas platforms for growing coastal and pelagic fish and shellfish for commercial markets led to MMS to sponsor a forum on this topic. This report encompasses the views, opinions, constraints, limitations, possibilities, and proposals from representative of the public and private sectors with interest and concern for fishery development in the Gulf of Mexico. This report provides summaries of the presentations given at the mariculture session during the 14th Annual Information transfer Meeting held in New Orleans in November 1994.

  17. Quaternary Research Association

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    The Quaternary Research Association explains that it "exists to promote understanding of the Quaternary Period by publishing field guides, technical guides, and an international journal as well as holding field meetings and speaker meetings." Students and researchers can discover employment, research, grant, meetings, and educational opportunities.

  18. MAP3S/RAINE biennial progress report for the period FY 1980-FY 1981

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    Not Available

    1981-11-01

    Research accomplished under the MAP3S/RAINE program during the two-year period ending on October 1, 1981 is reported. Load shifting to meet unanticipated demands occurred frequently throughout this two-year period, with the result that new activities were introduced to the program and some scheduled activities deferred or deleted. Therefore the report is organized in a format to present both the scheduled and unscheduled activities. The first section provides a broad overview of the total program from a management perspective, indicating major decision points, accomplishments, and the rationale for the decision-paths chosen. The next section is a summary of unscheduled activities in MAP3S/RAINE that pertain to the first two categories noted above. The next section describes the major element of the third class of deviation, namely the OSCAR experiment. The following section presents the activity summaries, which constitute a major portion of the report. As noted above, these pertain to originally scheduled research components, and thus are a direct measure of scientific productivity. The next and final section provides an indexed listing of MAP3S/RAINE publications, and describes the future MAP3S/RAINE-dedicated issue of Atmospheric Environment, which is a major final product of the 1980-81 MAP3S/RAINE phase.

  19. No time for the gym? Housework and other non-labor market time use patterns are associated with meeting physical activity recommendations among adults in full-time, sedentary jobs.

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    Smith, Lindsey P; Ng, Shu Wen; Popkin, Barry M

    2014-11-01

    Physical activity and inactivity have distinct cardio-metabolic consequences, suggesting that combinations of activities can impact health above and beyond the effects of a single activity. However, little work has examined patterns of non-labor market time activity in the US population, particularly among full-time employees in sedentary occupations, who are at increased risk of adverse health consequences associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Identification of these patterns, and how they are related to total physical activity levels, is important for developing effective, attainable physical activity recommendations among sedentary employees, who typically have less time available for exercise. This is especially the case for low-income employees who face the highest time and financial barriers to achieving physical activity goals. This study uses cluster analysis to examine patterns of non-labor market time use among full-time (?40 h/week) employed adults in sedentary occupations (<3 MET-h) on working days in the American Time Use Study. We then examine whether these patterns are associated with higher likelihood of meeting physical activity recommendations and higher overall physical activity (MET-h). We find that non-labor market time use patterns include those characterized by screen activities, housework, caregiving, sedentary leisure, and exercise. For both genders, the screen pattern was the most common and increased from 2003 to 2012, while the exercise pattern was infrequent and consistent across time. Screen, sedentary leisure, and community patterns were associated with lower likelihoods of meeting physical activity recommendations, suggesting that interventions targeting screen time may miss opportunities to improve physical activity among similarly sedentary groups. Alternately, non-labor market time use patterns characterized by housework and caregiving represented feasible avenues for increasing overall physical activity levels, especially for those with low financial and time resources. Consideration of non-labor market time use patterns may improve strategies to increase physical activity and decrease inactivity among full-time employed adults in sedentary jobs. PMID:25240211

  20. Meeting Venus

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    Sterken, Christiaan; Aspaas, Per Pippin

    2013-06-01

    On 2-3 June 2012, the University of Tromsoe hosted a conference about the cultural and scientific history of the transits of Venus. The conference took place in Tromsoe for two very specific reasons. First and foremost, the last transit of Venus of this century lent itself to be observed on the disc of the Midnight Sun in this part of Europe during the night of 5 to 6 June 2012. Second, several Venus transit expeditions in this region were central in the global enterprise of measuring the scale of the solar system in the eighteenth century. The site of the conference was the Nordnorsk Vitensenter (Science Centre of Northern Norway), which is located at the campus of the University of Tromsoe. After the conference, participants were invited to either stay in Tromsoe until the midnight of 5-6 June, or take part in a Venus transit voyage in Finnmark, during which the historical sites Vardoe, Hammerfest, and the North Cape were to be visited. The post-conference program culminated with the participants observing the transit of Venus in or near Tromsoe, Vardoe and even from a plane near Alta. These Proceedings contain a selection of the lectures delivered on 2-3 June 2012, and also a narrative description of the transit viewing from Tromsoe, Vardoe and Alta. The title of the book, Meeting Venus, refers the title of a play by the Hungarian film director, screenwriter and opera director Istvan Szabo (1938-). The autobiographical movie Meeting Venus (1991) directed by him is based on his experience directing Tannhauser at the Paris Opera in 1984. The movie brings the story of an imaginary international opera company that encounters a never ending series of difficulties and pitfalls that symbolise the challenges of any multicultural and international endeavour. As is evident from the many papers presented in this book, Meeting Venus not only contains the epic tales of the transits of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it also covers the conference participants' encounter with "Venus on the Sun" in historical archives as well as face-to-face at several locations in the Troms and Finnmark counties.

  1. Seasonal variation of the 11 year solar cycle effect on the middle atmosphere: Role of the quasi biennial oscillation

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    Keckhut, P.; Chanin, M. L.

    1989-01-01

    Before the introduction of the Quasi Biennial Oscillation (Q.B.O.) in the study of the solar atmosphere relationship by Labitzke (1987) and Labitzke and Van Loon (1988), the only region of the atmosphere where an effect of a change in solar activity was generally admitted was the mesosphere. The response of the mesosphere, in phase with the solar activity, was found to be about one order of magnitude above model expectancy (around 10 to 20 Kelvin). It was observed independently of the season and maximized around 70 km (Chanin et al. 1987). However, from the same study, it was shown that the response of the stratosphere of opposite sign, clearly seen during winter and autumn, was at the threshold of detection in spring and summer. In the stratosphere, it was shown later that the separation of the data taking into account the sign of the Q.B.O. amplifies the negative correlation of the stratospheric temperature with solar activity in winter; it then becomes more significantly negative for the East phase of the Q.B.O. than when the data are all mixed (Labitzke and Chanin 1988). The studies of the seasonal response of the atmosphere to solar effect is crucial to understand the possible mechanism responsible of such a solar activity Q.B.O. relationship, knowing that the global dynamic circulation is quite different according to the seasons. The question is examined as to whether such separation of the data according to the phase of the Q.B.O. has any impact on the solar response of the middle atmosphere for seasons other than winter.

  2. The quasi-biennial periodicity (QBP) in velocity and intensity helioseismic observations. The seismic QBP over solar cycle 23

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    Simoniello, R.; Finsterle, W.; Salabert, D.; García, R. A.; Turck-Chičze, S.; Jiménez, A.; Roth, M.

    2012-03-01

    Aims: We looked for signatures of quasi-biennial periodicity (QBP) over different phases of solar cycle by means of acoustic modes of oscillation. Low-degree p-mode frequencies are shown to be sensitive to changes in magnetic activity due to the global dynamo. Recently there has been reported evidence of two-year variations in p-mode frequencies. Methods: Long high-quality helioseismic data are provided by BiSON (Birmingham Solar Oscillation Network), GONG (Global Oscillation Network Group), GOLF (Global Oscillation at Low Frequency) and VIRGO (Variability of Solar IRradiance and Gravity Oscillation) instruments. We determined the solar cycle changes in p-mode frequencies for spherical degree ? = 0, 1, 2 with their azimuthal components in the frequency range 2.5 mHz ? ? ? 3.5 mHz. Results: We found signatures of QBP at all levels of solar activity in the modes more sensitive to higher latitudes. The signal strength increases with latitude and the equatorial component also seems to be modulated by the 11-year envelope. Conclusions: The persistent nature of the seismic QBP is not observed in the surface activity indices, where mid-term variations are found only from time to time and mainly in periods of high activity. This feature, together with the latitudinal dependence, provides more evidence of a mechanism that is almost independent and different from the one that brings the active regions up to the surface. Therefore, these findings can be used to provide more constraints on dynamo models that consider a further cyclic component on top of the 11-year cycle.

  3. Meet the \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Monica Barbovschi

    The purpose of this study is to investigate several factors associated with adolescents' online- offline dating behavior (On-Off Dating), i.e. romantic encounters initiated online and transferred offline at a certain point. Results of the analyses suggest there are a series of predictors significantly associated with this particular practice, with notable differences for boys and girls, e.g. parental monitoring, identity management

  4. Meeting the photosynthetic demand for inorganic carbon in an alga-invertebrate association: preferential use of CO2 by symbionts in the giant clam Tridacna gigas.

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    Leggat, W; Rees, T A; Yellowlees, D

    2000-01-01

    Unlike most marine invertebrates which excrete respiratory CO2, giant clams (Tridacna gigas) must acquire inorganic carbon (Ci) in order to support their symbiotic population of photosynthetic dinoflagellates. Their capacity to meet this demand will be reflected in the Ci concentration of their haemolymph during periods of high photosynthesis. The Ci concentration in haemolymph was found to be inversely proportional to irradiance with a minimum Ci concentration of 0.75 mM at peak light levels increasing to 1.2 mM in the dark. The photosynthetic rate of isolated zooxanthellae under conditions that prevail in the haemolymph at peak light levels was significantly less than the potential Pmax (maximum photosynthetic rate) indicating that zooxanthellae are carbon limited in hospite. This is consistent with previous studies on the hermatypic coral symbiosis. The Pmax was not affected by pH but there was a dramatic increase in the half-saturation constant for Ci (K0.5 (Ci)) with increasing pH (6.5-9.0) and only a small decrease in K0.5 (CO2) over the same range. These results indicate that zooxanthellae in giant clams use CO2 as the primary source of their Ci in contrast to symbionts in corals, which use bicarbonate. The physiological implications are discussed and comparison is made with the coral symbiosis. PMID:10737411

  5. Meeting the photosynthetic demand for inorganic carbon in an alga-invertebrate association: preferential use of CO2 by symbionts in the giant clam Tridacna gigas.

    PubMed

    Leggat, W; Rees, T A; Yellowlees, D

    2000-03-01

    Unlike most marine invertebrates which excrete respiratory CO2, giant clams (Tridacna gigas) must acquire inorganic carbon (Ci) in order to support their symbiotic population of photosynthetic dinoflagellates. Their capacity to meet this demand will be reflected in the Ci concentration of their haemolymph during periods of high photosynthesis. The Ci concentration in haemolymph was found to be inversely proportional to irradiance with a minimum Ci concentration of 0.75 mM at peak light levels increasing to 1.2 mM in the dark. The photosynthetic rate of isolated zooxanthellae under conditions that prevail in the haemolymph at peak light levels was significantly less than the potential Pmax (maximum photosynthetic rate) indicating that zooxanthellae are carbon limited in hospite. This is consistent with previous studies on the hermatypic coral symbiosis. The Pmax was not affected by pH but there was a dramatic increase in the half-saturation constant for Ci (K0.5 (Ci)) with increasing pH (6.5-9.0) and only a small decrease in K0.5 (CO2) over the same range. These results indicate that zooxanthellae in giant clams use CO2 as the primary source of their Ci in contrast to symbionts in corals, which use bicarbonate. The physiological implications are discussed and comparison is made with the coral symbiosis. PMID:10737411

  6. Planning the Project Meeting

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    Howard, Jeff W.

    2005-05-10

    Project group meetings must be planned well in advance. Members should be involved in completing some type of work before the next meeting. This helps the leader plan the next project meeting and makes efficient use of time....

  7. Meetings and Events

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    Meetings and Events Upcoming Meetings and Events March 20-21, 2014, DCP Investigators' - Site Coordinators' Opportunity for Research Excellence (I-SCORE) Workshop, NCI Shady Grove Campus, Rockville, MD Previous Meetings and Events January 23-24, 2008:

  8. Meetings and Events

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    Meetings and Events Upcoming Meetings and Events None at this time. Please check back later. Previous Meetings and Events May 03, 2013: Eva Szabo, MD participates in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Working Group NHLBI Federal Chronic

  9. Meetings and Events

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    Meetings and Events DCP sponsors scientific meetings and workshops, professional practicum, informational, educational and training events, steering committee meetings, and conferences. View All  |  2015-2010  |  2009-2000 2015 2014 2013 2012

  10. 1CIE/USA-CNC/CIE 2013 CIE/USA-CNC/CIE Biennial Joint Meeting, Davis, CA, Nov. 7-8, 2013

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    California at Davis, University of

    . D., NIST Fellow, IESNA Fellow, CIE VPTechnical 2 Psychology Department, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA NIST Guest Researcher under NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Vision Seminar NIST Spectrally Tunable Lighting Facility #12;8A*STAR NMC Seminar NIST Spectrally Tunable Lighting

  11. Proceedings of the NARST 2006 Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA, United States) National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) April 3-6, 2006

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    Zollman, Dean

    ) curriculum (Goldberg, 1997) is a popular curriculum used for furthering science education. The wave and sound Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) April 3-6, 2006 DYNAMIC TRANSFER AND LEARNING USING worked on four activities and in this paper we will report on one of them ­ Wave and Sound I: how do

  12. AERA Vocational Education Special Interest Group Proceedings. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco, California, April 18-22, 1995).

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    Joyner, Randy L., Ed.

    These proceedings contain 13 papers: "A Study of the Impact of a Community-Based School to Work Program for High School Youth" (Adler et al.); "A Comparison of Workforce Preparation Policies in the United States and Finland" (Lasonen, Frantz, Jr.); "The Association of Social Position to Restructuring Ability and Symbolic Orientation" (Fritz);…

  13. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (24th, Biloxi, Mississippi, November 8-10, 1995).

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    Petry, John R., Ed.; And Others

    The Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA), organized in 1972, is a nonprofit organization with the purposes of encouraging quality educational research in the mid-South and promoting the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools. This volume contains abstracts of more than 300 discussion papers,…

  14. University Training' for Public Service: A Report of the Meeting of the Association of Urban Universities, November 15-17, 1915. Bulletin, 1916, No. 30

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    Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1916

    1916-01-01

    The Association of Urban Universities held its second conference in Cincinnati, November 15-17, 1915. The program, focusing on a consideration of training for public service, had three subdivisions: (1) the needs for cooperation between the university and the city governments in providing training for public service; (2) methods of training; and…

  15. National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (59th, San Francisco, California, March 28-31, 1986).

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    Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

    Abstracts of most of the papers, symposia, and poster sessions presented at the 59th conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) are provided. Subject areas addressed include: instructional practices in secondary school science; research on computers in science learning; teacher's professional knowledge and…

  16. Planning for Quality. Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research (8th, Princeton, New Jersey, November 5-7, 1981).

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    The proceedings of the annual conference of the North East Association for Institutional Research, whose theme was "Planning for Quality," are presented. The 26 papers were divided into the following topics: admissions, assessment, enrollment, faculty and staff, outcomes, planning, programs and retention, the environment, and the field of…

  17. Meeting universal human needs as the foundation of individual and social development and of social and global justice: comments upon receipt of the Justice Studies Association’s 2008 Noam Chomsky Award

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    David G. Gil

    2008-01-01

    David Gil was the recipient of the Justice Studies Association’s 2008 Noam Chomsky Award. In his acceptance comments at George Mason University on 6 June, Gil spoke about the experiential and conceptual bases of his commitment to social justice and non?violence, which began when he fled Austria as a teenager following the German occupation in 1938. He also spoke about

  18. Natural genetic transformation by agrobacterium rhizogenes . Annual flowering in two biennials, belgian endive and carrot

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    Limami; Sun; Douat; Helgeson; Tepfer

    1998-10-01

    Genetic transformation of Belgian endive (Cichorium intybus) and carrot (Daucus carota) by Agrobacterium rhizogenes resulted in a transformed phenotype, including annual flowering. Back-crossing of transformed (R1) endive plants produced a line that retained annual flowering in the absence of the other traits associated with A. rhizogenes transformation. Annualism was correlated with the segregation of a truncated transferred DNA (T-DNA) insertion. During vegetative growth, carbohydrate reserves accumulated normally in these annuals, and they were properly mobilized prior to anthesis. The effects of individual root-inducing left-hand T-DNA genes on flowering were tested in carrot, in which rolC (root locus) was the primary promoter of annualism and rolD caused extreme dwarfism. We discuss the possible adaptive significance of this attenuation of the phenotypic effects of root-inducing left-hand T-DNA. PMID:9765539

  19. International Association of Geodesy

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    The International Association of Geodesy (IAG), one of seven associations within the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), provides links to publications, meeting announcements, training, membership, and news articles.

  20. Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2011: the 12th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, pages 312318, Portland, Oregon, June 17-18, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Litman, Diane J.

    Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2011: the 12th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse, the Meeting Recorder Dia- log Act corpus, and a machine-translated version of the Spanish Callhome corpus

  1. Fall Meeting by the numbers

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    Asher, Pranoti

    2012-02-01

    Visits to the Fall Meeting Web site: 650,000 Total participants at the meeting: 20,890 Abstracts submitted to the meeting: 20,087 Donors who attended and took advantage of donor lounges: 1835 Total attendance at Simon Winchester's Presidential Forum Lecture: 1200 Total attendance at the Honors Banquet: 905 Books sold at the AGU Marketplace: 671 Individuals registered for the Fun Run: 487 Students who participated in the Student Breakfast: 450 Individuals who crossed the finish line at the Fun Run: 384 Total attendees at Exploration Station: 307 Total booths sold in the Exhibit Hall: 304 Press registered for the meeting: 288 Membership transactions completed for renewing and registering members at AGU Marketplace: 156 Meeting attendees who were past Congressional Visits Day participants: 82 Editors, associate editors, and their student guests who visited the Editors Resource Center: 63 Copies of Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a Must Read for Every Advisor sold during and after the talk and book signing by author Sundar A. Christopher: 50 Kegs of beer consumed during the Ice Breaker on Sunday, 4 December: 48 Hours of video footage shot at the meeting by the AGU videographer: 40 Potential geopress authors and editors who attended the daily “Come Publish With geopress” sessions in the AGU Marketplace: 31 Press conferences held at the meeting: 25 Average age of minors attending Exploration Station: 8.7 Educational seminars sponsored by AGU Publications: 2 (one on how to write a good scientific paper and the other on the rewards of reviewing) Watching three preschoolers in space suits waiting to meet astronaut Andrew Feustel after the Public Lecture: Priceless (with apologies to Mastercard®)

  2. ISKAF2010 Science Meeting

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    Radio astronomy - in its broadest sense from metre to sub-millimetre wavelengths - is making a major leap forward. Triggered by the efforts being made towards realising the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a number of new facilities, or major upgrades of existing facilities, are coming on-line, bringing new excitement among radio astronomers and revitalising the interest of the astronomical community in general. The fantastic capabilities of these new facilities will revolutionise the way we do radio astronomy. The use of innovative technology solutions (including new software approaches and calibration algorithms) is expected to significantly enhance the performance of this new generation of radio telescopes. The associated advances in sensitivity, field-of-view, frequency range and spectral resolution guarantees that new and exciting science will be conducted. We are now truly entering a new golden age for radio astronomy. And this is only the beginning! The meeting takes its inspiration from the opening of the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) but there are many other telescopes or upgrades that are now coming online. These include the E-VLA, e-MERLIN, e-VLBI, MWA, PAPER, ATA, eSMA, EMBRACE, SCUBA-2, APEX, IRAM, Yebes and ATCA (CABB). Some of these facilities are now beginning to produce their first results. This meeting aims to provide an overview of these first successes and indeed struggles(!), and highlight the future perspective and longer term goals of our community. These initial results will give a first taste of the science (and the challenges) that we will enjoy with the SKA. Several major elements of new telescopes like MEERKAT, ALMA, ASKAP, APERTIF, LWA, SRT and FAST are also expected to be producing some initial technical results around this time - these will also be covered in the programme of the meeting. In summary, we encourage presentations on results that use new or recently upgraded telescopes, or results that use new challenging techniques or address science issues that will be fully explored by the new generation of radio telescopes. The meeting is part of a week-long series of events organised around the opening of LOFAR and the International SKA Forum 2010. The LOFAR opening will take place on Saturday 12 June, while the Forum is scheduled on Tuesday 15 June. The (somewhat unusual) schedule of the "A new golden age for radio astronomy" meeting has been made in order to give the participants an opportunity to attend all of these events. On Monday June 14th science funding agencies from around the globe will meet to discuss how they will accommodate the SKA (Agencies SKA Group). On the same day industrial partners will join in a workshop to discuss the opportunities of the SKA, not only for science and industry but also for the society as a whole in the Connect Industry Science and Society Workshop (CISS). The venue for all of the above meetings will be the luxury resort "Hof van Saksen" located south of the city of Assen. The absolute climax of the week will be the International SKA Forum on June 15th at the TT-hal in Assen where high level politicians, top scientists, major industries, policy makers and candidate sites for the SKA will meet on `SKA beyond Astronomy'.

  3. NEWS: AAPT Summer Meeting

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    Mellema, Steve

    2000-11-01

    The 2000 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) was held from 28~July-2~August at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Despite somewhat rainy weather throughout the week, the annual gathering was an enjoyable one, filled with interesting talks on the state of physics education in North America. Using a new scheduling format for the summer meeting, all of the paid workshops and tutorials were held on Saturday and Sunday 29-30 July. The invited and contributed papers for the main AAPT meeting were then presented on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. As had been done in 1999 in San Antonio, a two-day tandem meeting dedicated to Physics Education Research (PER) was held on Wednesday and Thursday 2-3 August, immediately after the main AAPT meeting. Over the three days of the main meeting, 60 sessions were held under the sponsorship of various AAPT committees. These included sessions (numbers in parentheses) organized by the committees on Apparatus (1), Astronomy Education (3), Awards (2), Computers (5), Graduate Education (2), High Schools (1), History and Philosophy (1), Instructional Media (3), International Education (1), Laboratories (2), Pre-High School Education (2), Programs (4), Professional Concerns (6), Research in Physics Education (8), Science Education for the Public (2), Two-Year Colleges (5), Undergraduate Education (7) and Women in Physics (4). Figure 1. Guelph Church of Our Lady. The main meeting opened on Sunday evening with an invited lecture by Dr John J Simpson from the host institution, the University of Guelph, describing the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. At the ceremonial session that began the activities on Monday morning, recognition was given to Clifford Swartz for his almost 30 years of service as Editor of the AAPT journal, The Physics Teacher. This was followed by an invited talk by Jim Nelson from Seminole County Public School in Florida, who received the Excellence in Pre-College Teaching Award. The session concluded with the talk by this year's award winner for Excellence in Introductory College teaching, Dr Dwight Neuenschwander from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma. Dwight's talk, invoking both Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, was memorable for clarifying both the connections and the differences between physics and physics teaching. At a second ceremonial session on Tuesday, Terrence Walker of The Ohio State University gave the Klopsteg Memorial Lecture, entitled The Big Bang: Seeing Back to the Beginning. This was followed by the presentation of the Robert A Millikan Award Lecture - Beauty in Physics and the Arts, by Thomas Rossing of Northern Illinois University. Over the years Tom has made many contributions to the teaching of the physics of sound and music, and his lecture made wonderful connections between physics and the arts. At the first plenary session on Monday, Dr Elaine Seymour, a sociologist from the University of Colorado, gave a talk entitled: We Know Science Majors Are Lost Because of Poor Teaching, But Why Do They Resist Our Efforts To Improve Their Learning Experience? She described students' responses and resistance to the implementation of active-learning methods. The talk was thought-provoking, particularly when so many other talks at this meeting described new attempts to incorporate such methods in different educational settings. At the second plenary session on Wednesday, Eric Poisson from the University of Guelph gave a very interesting talk about Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the LIGO and VIRGO projects, including their theoretical motivation and expected experimental results. On Tuesday evening there was a very special show of physics demonstrations by the `Third Eye' group from China. Their presentations embody a very interesting philosophy. Each demonstration is designed to illustrate one or more basic concepts in physics in a way that will be both memorable and thought-provoking. Often these presentations have evolved, and at each stage their goal is to

  4. Minutes of Midyear Executive Board Meeting.

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    Counseling Psychologist, 1994

    1994-01-01

    Presents minutes of midyear executive board meeting of American Psychological Association's Division 17, Counseling Psychology. Reviews standing committee reports from education and training, ethics and cultural diversity, hospitality suite, independent practice, membership, nominations, professional affairs, program committee, scientific affairs,…

  5. Skyline User Group Meeting at ASMS

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    The developers of the open-source quantitative proteomic software Skyline are holding their first User Group Meeting prior to the start of the American Association for Mass Spectrometry in Vancouver, Canada.

  6. Modeling the Observed Solar Cycle Variations of the Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO): Amplification by Wave Forcing

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    Mayr, Hans G.; Mengel, John G.; Huang, Frank T.; Chan, Kwing L.

    2007-01-01

    In several papers, the solar cycle (SC) effect in the lower atmosphere has been linked observationally to the Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO) of the zonal circulation, which is generated primarily by small-scale gravity waves (GW). Salby and Callaghan (2000) in particular analyzed the QBO, covering more than 40 years, and discovered that it contains a large SC signature at 20 km. With our Numerical Spectral Model (NSM), we conducted a 3D study to describe the QBO under the influence of the SC, and some results have been published (Mayr et al., GRL, 2005,2006). For a SC period of 10 years, the relative amplitude of radiative forcing is taken to vary exponentially with height, i.e., 0.2% at the surface, 2% at 50 km, 20% at 100 km and above. Applying spectral analysis to filter out and identify the SC signature, the model generates a relatively large modulation of the QBO, which reproduces the observations qualitatively. Our numerical results demonstrate that the modulation of the QBO, with constant phase relative to the SC, persist at least for 60 years. The same model run generates in the seasonal variations a hemispherically symmetric Equatorial Annual Oscillation (EAO, with 12-month period), which is confined to low latitudes like the QBO and is also modulated by the SC. Although the amplitude of the EAO is relatively small, its SC modulation is large, and it is in phase with that of the QBO. The SC modulated EAO is evidently the pathway and pacemaker for the solar influence on the QBO. To shed light on the dynamical processes involved, we present model results that show how the seasonal cycle induces the SC modulations of the EAO and QBO. Our analysis further demonstrates that the SC modulations of the QBO and EAO are amplified by the GW interaction with the flow. The GW momentum source clearly shows a SC modulation that is in phase with the corresponding modulations of the QBO and EAO. By tapping the momentum from the upward propagating GWs, the QBO and EAO apparently serve as conduits to amplify and transfer to lower altitudes the larger SC variations in the UV absorbed in the mesosphere. Our model also produces in the temperature variations of the QBO and EAO measurable SC modulations at polar latitudes near the tropopause, and such signatures have been reported in the literature. Contrary to conventional interpretation, however, we suggest that the effects are generated at least in part by the meridional circulation, and planetary waves presumably, which redistribute the energy from the equatorial region where wave forcing is very efficient and thereby amplifies the SC influence.

  7. Idealized Simulations of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation and Sudden Stratospheric Warmings with an Ensemble of Dry GCM Dynamical Cores

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    Jablonowski, Christiane; Yao, Weiye

    2014-05-01

    The ability of atmospheric General Circulation Models (GCMs) to simulate the stratospheric Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) in the tropics and Sudden Stratospheric Warmings (SSWs) in polar regions is an important model characteristic which has been under investigation for several decades. Both the QBO and SSWs are examples of major coupling mechanisms between the troposphere and stratosphere. Typically, it is believed that the moist convective parameterization, topography and a gravity wave drag parameterization are the key GCM components that trigger a wide range of waves in the troposphere. Once the waves propagate upward and break in the stratosphere they force wave-mean flow interactions. Typical GCM setups incorporate highly nonlinear interactions between the dynamical core (the resolved fluid flow component) and the subgrid-scale physical parameterization package. This makes it difficult to distinguish the causes and effects of waves and their wave damping mechanisms. This paper disentangles these interactions. We show that both QBO-like oscillations and SSWs can already be simulated with an ensemble of four dynamical cores that are part of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM version 5) from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). These are the spectral transform semi-Lagrangian (SLD), spectral transform Eulerian (EUL), Finite-Volume (FV), and Spectral Element (SE) dynamical cores. The simulations are configured for a dry and flat earth, and thereby omit the typical wave triggering mechanisms like moist convection or orographic forcing. The dynamical cores are driven by Rayleigh damping near the surface and the model top, and a prescribed Newtonian temperature relaxation. Wave analysis is performed to understand the driving mechanisms behind the QBO and SSWs in the different dynamical cores. In particular, the Transformed-Eulerian-Mean (TEM) analysis is used to explore the relative roles of the forcing by the resolved waves, the TEM advection terms and unresolved waves. It is shown that the choice of the numerical schemes and diffusion mechanisms in the dynamical cores greatly impact their ability to resolve and propagate waves, and thereby simulate the QBO-like oscillations and SSWs.

  8. Research in Outdoor Education, Volume 6. A Peer-Reviewed Publication of Scholarship First Presented at the Biennial Research Symposium of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors (6th, Bradford Woods, Indiana, January 11-13, 2002).

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    Bialeschki, M. Deborah, Ed.; Henderson, Karla A., Ed.; Young, Anderson B., Ed.; Andrejewski, Robert G., Ed.

    This volume contains peer-reviewed research articles and abstracts based on papers presented at the sixth biennial research symposium of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. Introductory materials include the editors' introduction, "Milestones in Outdoor Education" (Anderson B. Young), and a tribute to the founder of the Indiana University…

  9. Meeting Report: The CTBT and advances in earth science

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    David Booth; Peter Maguire

    2002-01-01

    David Booth and Peter Maguire report on a two-day meeting organized by the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Geophysical Association, that showed how scientific challenges generated by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty have been addressed, and how they continue to stimulate advances in earth science. David Booth and Peter Maguire were joint organizers of this meeting. Meeting programme,

  10. Validation and Development of Competencies for Meeting Planners. Final Report.

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    Walk, Mary H.

    A study was conducted to determine the entry-level requirements for meeting planners. The study benefited from the definition of the body of knowledge that had already been done for a professional meeting planner certificate by the Association of Professional Meeting Planners International. To document the competencies needed for an entry-level…

  11. Guide to the Organization of Meetings on UAP.

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    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Intended to provide guidance on the organization of meetings on Universal Availability of Publications (UAP), this document draws on experience gained from a number of meetings already held. These meetings highlighted the nature and extent of problems associated with availability of publications, provided a forum for discussion, and proposed…

  12. Where the Lake Meets the Sea: Strong Reproductive Isolation Is Associated with Adaptive Divergence between Lake Resident and Anadromous Three-Spined Sticklebacks

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    Ravinet, Mark; Hynes, Rosaleen; Poole, Russell; Cross, Tom F.; McGinnity, Phil; Harrod, Chris; Prodöhl, Paulo A.

    2015-01-01

    Contact zones between divergent forms of the same species are often characterised by high levels of phenotypic diversity over small geographic distances. What processes are involved in generating such high phenotypic diversity? One possibility is that introgression and recombination between divergent forms in contact zones results in greater phenotypic and genetic polymorphism. Alternatively, strong reproductive isolation between forms may maintain distinct phenotypes, preventing homogenisation by gene flow. Contact zones between divergent freshwater-resident and anadromous stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.) forms are numerous and common throughout the species distribution, offering an opportunity to examine these contrasting hypotheses in greater detail. This study reports on an interesting new contact zone located in a tidally influenced lake catchment in western Ireland, characterised by high polymorphism for lateral plate phenotypes. Using neutral and QTL-linked microsatellite markers, we tested whether the high diversity observed in this contact zone arose as a result of introgression or reproductive isolation between divergent forms: we found strong support for the latter hypothesis. Three phenotypic and genetic clusters were identified, consistent with two divergent resident forms and a distinct anadromous completely plated population that migrates in and out of the system. Given the strong neutral differentiation detected between all three morphotypes (mean FST = 0.12), we hypothesised that divergent selection between forms maintains reproductive isolation. We found a correlation between neutral genetic and adaptive genetic differentiation that support this. While strong associations between QTL linked markers and phenotypes were also observed in this wild population, our results support the suggestion that such associations may be more complex in some Atlantic populations compared to those in the Pacific. These findings provide an important foundation for future work investigating the dynamics of gene flow and adaptive divergence in this newly discovered stickleback contact zone. PMID:25874617

  13. Clinical trials update from the American Heart Association meeting: ACORN-CSD, primary care trial of chronic disease management, PEACE, CREATE, SHIELD, A-HeFT, GEMINI, vitamin E meta-analysis, ESCAPE, CARP, and SCD-HeFT cost-effectiveness study

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    Rhidian J. Shelton; Periaswamy Velavan; Nikolay P. Nikitina; Alison P. Coletta; Andrew L. Clark; Alan S. Rigby; Nick Freemantle; John G. F. Cleland

    This article provides information and a commentary on landmark trials presented at the American Heart Association meeting held in November 2004, relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of heart failure. An open trial of the ACORN Cardiac Support Device (CSD) showed encouraging preliminary results in patients with severe heart failure. The PEACE (Prevention of Events with Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme inhibition)

  14. 46 CFR 67.37 - Association or joint venture.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Association or joint venture. 67.37 Section 67.37...Documentation § 67.37 Association or joint venture. (a) An association meets...members is a citizen. (b) A joint venture meets citizenship...

  15. Rock Deformation Meeting

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    Green, Harry

    The Third Rock Deformation Colloquium was held December 4, 1989, at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Steve Kirby of the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif., reported on actions taken by the rock deformation steering committee. Brian Wernicke of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., talked on the structural geology of the Great Basin.The steering committee voted for “Committee on Deformation of Earth Materials” as the name for the AGU technical committee on rock deformation, Kirby said. Considerable discussion has occurred in the steering committee over our relationship to the AGU Mineral Physics Committee. Indeed, Kirby will become chairman of that committee in 1990, underlining the overlap of the two groups. It was agreed that we will pursue closer association with Mineral Physics.

  16. Associations between the 11-year solar cycle, the QBO and the atmosphere. I - The troposphere and stratosphere in the Northern Hemisphere in winter

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    Karin Labitzke; Harry van Loon

    1988-01-01

    Linear correlations between the three solar cycles in the period 1956-1987 and high-latitude stratospheric temperatures and geopotential heights show no associations. However, when the data are stratified according to the east or west phase of the quasi-biennial-oscillation (QBO) in the equatorial stratosphere significant correlations result: when the QBO was in its west phase the polar data were positively correlated with

  17. Putting the Pieces Together. Proceedings of the PEPNet 2008 Biennial Conference (Columbus, Ohio, April 15-18, 2008)

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    PEPNet 2, 2008

    2008-01-01

    "Putting the Pieces Together" provided a distinctive opportunity for professionals to interact with their colleagues to learn more about effective practices and strategies for meeting the needs of deaf or hard of hearing students at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Conference participants engaged is sessions that focused on identifying and…

  18. ICSN Meeting: 2010 Oxford

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    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

  19. QIN 2013 meeting agenda

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    i Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) Annual Meeting March 4 – 5, 2013 Monday March 4, 2013 7:30 Gathering and loading of slides 8:00 Challenges for the Meeting Robert Nordstrom, Lead Program Director Welcome from Paula Jacobs,

  20. ICSN Meeting: 2006 Ottawa

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    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

  1. RAS Ordinary Meeting

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    2014-08-01

    Here are summarized talks from the February and March RAS Ordinary Meetings. The February meeting also enjoyed the Eddington Lecture from Prof. Lisa Kewley (Australian National University) on galaxy evolution in 3D.

  2. ICSN Meeting: 1999 Florence

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    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

  3. meeting-list.xls

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    Organization Address Phone URL 2004 Annual Meeting 2005 A nnual Meeting Abstract Accepted Next Abstract Due Date American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 8880 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114 913-906-6000

  4. Meetings and Events

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    Upcoming Meetings and Events Coming soon. Please check back later. Previous Meetings and Events Fall 2011: Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention: The Role of Molecular Testing, Bethesda, MD October 19, 2010: The impact of HPV vaccines and screening

  5. ICSN Meeting: 1997 Vermont

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    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

  6. ICSN Meeting: 2015 Rotterdam

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    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

  7. ICSN Meeting: 2008 Copenhagen

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    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

  8. ICSN Meeting: 2004 Norway

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    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

  9. Meetings- Fall 2010 OCCAM Newsletter

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    Complementary and alternative medicine was a topic of interest to many meeting attendees, with two days of CAM-related sessions held by APHA’s special primary interest group Alternative and Complementary Health Practices. Anne Doherty-Gilman, Associate Director of the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Program Chair for the Alternative and Complementary Health Practices group was very pleased with the quality of the CAM-related sessions.

  10. Making Meetings Work Better.

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    Standke, Linda

    1978-01-01

    Focusing on the increased use by trainers of off-site facilities for employee training meetings, this article looks at some improvements and the expanding market in the meeting site industry. It also highlights emerging trends in the industry and covers the growth of meeting planning into a profession. (EM)

  11. Meetings and Events

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    Meetings and Events Upcoming Meetings and Events None at this time. Please check back later. Previous Meetings and Events August 08-09, 1999: Strategies for New Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention Sponsored by the Division of Cancer Prevention Proceedings

  12. Scandinavian paleomagnetists meet

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    L. J. Pesonen

    1987-01-01

    Recently, there have been two meetings at which most of the paleomagnetists from the five Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) gathered to discuss current research in paleomagnetics and to plan future collaboration among the Scandinavian paleomagnetic laboratories. The first meeting took place in Helsinki during May 12-17, 1986, in connection with the 17th Nordic Geology Meeting. A

  13. Building Solid Communities within Higher Education: Leadership, Connections and Commitment. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (63rd, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 3-6, 2001).

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    These proceedings presents addresses, 60 concurrent sessions, and business meetings from a conference that evolved from a vision of people coming together--like a town meeting--to start building "communities of interest and practice." Part 1 includes the presidential-elect address on his theme for the next conference, "Pathways to Success:…

  14. 76 FR 82026 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

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    ...entry and rescue drills --Consideration of IACS unified interpretations --Casualty analysis --Biennial agenda and provisional agenda for BLG 17 --Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2013 --Any other business --Report to the...

  15. 77 FR 76164 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

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    ...of venting cargo tanks --Consideration of IACS unified interpretations --Casualty analysis --Biennial agenda and provisional agenda for BLG 18 --Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2014 --Any other business --Report to the...

  16. 76 FR 30229 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

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    ...planning. --Organizational reforms. --Resource management. --Technical Co-operation Fund--biennial allocation...Adoption of the agenda. --Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water. --Recycling of ships. --Prevention of air...

  17. Featured Scientific Meetings- OCCAM Newsletter

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    Fall 2009, Vol. 4 Issue 2 Skip navigation Home Feature A Conversation with News from the Field Funding Opportunities Research Resources Research Highlights CAM Information Meetings Featured Scientific Meetings Back to OCCAM Featured Scientific Meetings Date Meeting Location OCCAM

  18. Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA)

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    The Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) website publicizes its aim "to promote Quaternary studies in Ireland through its publications, and the organization of field meetings and conferences." Visitors can learn about the importance of quaternary studies, find out the latest news and upcoming meetings, and find links to Quaternary studies journals.

  19. Fusion Power Associates 34th Annual Meeting

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    , and OMEGA) · Thinking outside the box pays off (see latest Hi-foot results) · There are multiple options travelled during acceleration~ R0/2 Bubble front penetration R0 = target initial radius Critical stability

  20. 17th Annual ALS Users' Association Meeting

    SciTech Connect

    Robinson, Art; Tamura, Lori

    2004-11-29

    It's not exactly Russian roulette, but scheduling October events outdoors is not risk-free, even in usually sunny California. An overflow crowd of more than 400 registered users, ALS staff, and vendors enjoyed a full indoor program featuring science highlights and workshops spread over two and a half days from October 18 to October 20. However, a major storm, heralding the onset of the San Francisco Bay Area rainy season, posed a few weather challenges for the events on the ALS patio.

  1. NYC Bar Association meeting, March 22, 2007

    E-print Network

    Columbia University

    .0% 1 ton of MSW=550 kWh==1 barrel of oil #12;Los Puentes Landfill, LA, CA Modern "sanitary" landfills;The Nippon Steel WTE Process Similar to iron blast furnace #12;aaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaa

  2. NYC Bar Association meeting, March 22, 2007

    E-print Network

    Columbia University

    , Health, Safety, Job Specific #12;Montgomery County, Maryland Total Waste Generated 1,261,135 tons.00-$32.00/hour Longevity 1-5 years 35% 5-10 years 15% 10-15 years 10% 15+ years 40% Job Training: Environmental

  3. NYC Bar Association meeting, March 22, 2007

    E-print Network

    Columbia University

    Landfill & LFG Plant Waste-to-Energy Facility Pennsylvania Only County in Pennsylvania to Own & Operate '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 Lancaster County Recycling Rate Growth WTE has supported recycling efforts) Bike frame, eating utensils, aerosol cans, tools, oil filter, dumbbell, coat hanger, cooking pot, paint

  4. BGSU Presenters Population Association of America Meeting

    E-print Network

    Moore, Paul A.

    : Are Same-Sex Couples Any Different from Opposite-Sex Couples? 5/3 Brown, Susan 56 3:30-5:20 Non of Economic Uncertainty 5/4 Joyner, Kara 82 8:30-10:20 am Same-Sex Partnerships Chair 5/5 Joyner, Kara 153 8, and Married Relationships: Are Same-Sex Couples Any Different from Opposite-Sex Couples? 5/3 Lin, I-Fen P2

  5. Fusion Power Associates Meeting 1 December 2010

    E-print Network

    Facility (FTF) Fusion Power plants #12;Orthogonal imaging of planar targets with monochrome xrays 44 Drive is a better choice for Energy Indirect Drive (initial path for NIF) Laser Beams x-rays Hohlraum IMAGE FACE-ON STREAK TIME TIME SIDE-ON STREAK Nike is employed for studies of hydrodynamics and LPI

  6. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MCI.2012.2188599 This is one of the two flagship biennial international meetings sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society promoting allThis is one of the two flagship biennial international meetings sponso

    E-print Network

    Mayer, Helmut A.

    and Identity Management, David Zhang, Hong Kong; Qinghan Xiao, Canada; Fabio Scotti, Italy. CICA 2013, IEEE; Jagannathan Sarangapani, USA; Huaguang Zhang, China. ALIFE 2013, IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, Hussein Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Control and Automation, Xiao-Jun Zeng, UK. CIVI 2013, IEEE

  7. UNL Parents Association November 8, 2008

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    UNL Parents Association November 8, 2008 11:00 am. ­ 1:30 p.m. Nebraska City Union Meeting Minutes, 2008 UNL Parents Association meeting were available on the UNL Parents Association website prior Worth: $ 6,534.41 *The UNL Parents Association University Foundation Account contains $2,545.00 which

  8. EXCEPTIONAL MEETINGS. EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS.

    E-print Network

    . Rooms are flooded with natural light and furnished with ergonomically designed seating and hard surface tables, creating a more productive work environment. Meeting space features the latest technology

  9. myMeetingTime

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Trying to plan a meeting for folks in Bangalore and Birmingham? That can be a challenge, but worry no longer: myMeetingTime is here. This handy site can help groups and organizations coordinate synchronous meetings all over the world. Visitors just need to type in their location and they can use the time zone converter and other tools to share possible meeting times with participants. It's much easier than chains of emails and the like. This version is compatible with all operating systems.

  10. 2003 ANNUAL MEETING OVERVIEW

    EPA Science Inventory

    This pesentation was given at the 2003 annual meeting of the NATO CCMS Pilot Study on Clean Products and Processes, held on May 11-15, 2003 in Cetraro, Italy. The presentation covered the meeting program and addressed the technical program; the field trips and industrial site vis...

  11. RAS Ordinary Meetings

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2014-02-01

    At the October 2013 meeting the President presented the Gold Medal to Prof. Chris Chapman, the Eddington Medal to Prof. James Binney, and Winton Capital Award to Dr Katherine Joy. Prof. Bob White gave the Harold Jeffreys Lecture on "Building the dynamic crust of Iceland by rifting and volcanism". At the November meeting, Prof. Eline Tolstoy gave the George Darwin Lecture on "Galactic palaeontology".

  12. CCOP Meeting - 2011

    Cancer.gov

    Overview Meeting Dates September 26: CCOP/MBCCOP and Research Base8:00 am â?? 5:30 pm September 27: CCOP/MBCCOP and Research Base8:00 am â?? 2:00 pm Meeting Location Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda-Washington DC Address: 8120 Wisconsin Avenue,

  13. DCEG at Scientific Meetings

    Cancer.gov

    DCEG researchers attend scientific meetings and conferences to share their findings. Here are some of the major meetings in 2015 where they will present their research. Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Career FairMarch 6, 2015 | Baltimore, MarylandEvent

  14. Portable meeting recorder

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dar-Shyang Lee; Berna Erol; Jamey Graham; Jonathan J. Hull; Norihiko Murata

    2002-01-01

    The design and implementation of a portable meeting recorder is presented. Composed of an omni-directional video camera with four-channel audio capture, the system saves a view of all the activity in a meeting and the directions from which people spoke. Subsequent analysis computes metadata that includes video activity analysis of the compressed data stream and audio processing that helps locate

  15. EDITORIAL: Nano Meets Spectroscopy Nano Meets Spectroscopy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Birch, David J. S.

    2012-08-01

    The multidisciplinary two-day Nano Meets Spectroscopy (NMS) event was held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, UK, in September 2011. The event was planned from the outset to be at the interface of several areas—in particular, spectroscopy and nanoscience, and to bring together topics and people with different approaches to achieving common goals in biomolecular science. Hence the meeting cut across traditional boundaries and brought together researchers using diverse techniques, particularly fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. Despite engaging common problems, these techniques are frequently seen as mutually exclusive with the two communities rarely interacting at conferences. The meeting was widely seen to have lived up to its billing in good measure. It attracted the maximum capacity of ~120 participants, including 22 distinguished speakers (9 from outside the UK), over 50 posters and a vibrant corporate exhibition comprising 10 leading instrument companies and IOP Publishing. The organizers were Professor David Birch (Chair), Dr Karen Faulds and Professor Duncan Graham of the University of Strathclyde, Professor Cait MacPhee of the University of Edinburgh and Dr Alex Knight of NPL. The event was sponsored by the European Science Foundation, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, NPL and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance. The full programme and abstracts are available at http://sensor.phys.strath.ac.uk/nms/program.php. The programme was quite ambitious in terms of the breadth and depth of scope. The interdisciplinary and synergistic concept of 'X meets Y' played well, cross-fertilization between different fields often being a source of inspiration and progress. Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy provided the core, but the meeting had little repetition and also attracted contributions on more specialist techniques such as CARS, super-resolution, single molecule and chiral methods. In terms of application the event bridged as far as medical application of nanotechnologies. It could have turned out that such a hotchpotch produced an incoherent event that lacked direction and focus, but in truth, as the feedback showed, the delegates revelled in the diversity and depth of quality. Excellent speakers, the common application to biomolecules and common language of spectroscopy were probably the reasons why things worked out so well. I am delighted to bring together in this special feature in Measurement Science and Technology a selection of contributions from the meeting and I thank all the authors for their excellent contributions. Included are papers on nanoparticles, plasmonics, sensing and imaging. This special feature, and indeed similar meetings in the future, will undoubtedly help sustain the 'nanomeeters' message of NMS.

  16. Innovative Learning Strategies, 1979-1980. First Biennial Yearbook of the College Reading Improvement--Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schale, Florence; Epner, Marcia

    This yearbook on innovative learning strategies in colleges is divided into four parts. "Part I: Description of Program Models" contains descriptions of an alternative learning center at Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona; a program combining technology with humanism at El Camino College, Torrance, California; the developmental studies…

  17. Meeting increased demand.

    PubMed

    Blair, Andrew

    2004-07-01

    New Zealand is a little country with a little economy but with a population that's rapidly aging. New Zealand's population is only 4.3 million people. It's GDP is only $US58.6 billion (2002). New Zealand's expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP is not out of line with that of other countries. As a nation we have been increasing expenditure on health over recent years. In 1990 we spent 7% of GDP on health. In 1995 that increased to 7.65% and is now 8.3%. However, in per capita terms our expenditure on health does not compare so well with like countries. The size of New Zealand's economy is restricting what our country spends on health. Health is already the second highest demand on the New Zealand tax dollar. The tolerance of New Zealanders would be challenged if a Government attempted to increase taxes further to meet the growing demands for expenditure on health, but at the same time the population's expectations are increasing. This is the challenging situation we face today. What lies ahead? Like all industrialized countries New Zealand is facing an aging population. The population below age 40 is decreasing, but it is increasing significantly over that age. 16% of the population is currently aged over 60. By 2051 this proportion will almost double to just over 31%. Coupled with the aging population is increased awareness and expectations, as access to options for treatment and technology becomes readily accessible to the population through such media as the internet. The extent of the impact of the aging population can be clearly represented by focusing on one specialty such as orthopaedics. The New Zealand Orthopaecic Association undertook a study in July 2003 which concluded (among other things) that as a result of the projected aging of the population, over the next 50 years: Musculo-skeletal operations will increase by over 30%. The number of hip replacements will nearly double. The incidence of osteoporosis will increase by a massive 201%. The number of people affected by arthritis will increase by nearly 50%. A huge increase in numbers affected with musculoskeletal conditions will require significant increases in health care resources, including hospital beds and facilities, orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals. New Zealand has been slow to acknowledge and plan for the increased demand for health services which is looming. Growing New Zealand's economy will help, but alone will not be enough. It is more than just finding the financial resources to better meet the demand. The enormous demands on the availability of treatment resources including hospital facilities and trained health care professionals must be addressed. There are major workforce issues to be faced. The change in population distribution between young and old will have an impact and it will be necessary to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of properly trained health care professionals available at all levels. It is hoped that improvements in preventative care programmes and new technologies and treatment techniques may reduce the rate of demand. As the health of our population is improved through targeted programmes dealing with obesity, diabetes, smoking and accident prevention, it may be possible to reallocate or change the focus of resources within the health and hospital sectors. Many countries are developing national strategies for their aging population. Clearly the New Zealand Government needs to move swiftly to develop a plan to manage the increased burden that is developing as a result of the aging population. That plan must create an environment which facilitates, encourages and supports greater private investment in healthcare facilities and healthcare delivery. Incentives must be created to motivate individuals to take greater responsibility for their healthcare needs and the funding of it. The development of a long term strategy to meet the challenges of the aging population is a priority. PMID:19195249

  18. NCI DEA - NCAB Meeting Information

    Cancer.gov

    February 2-4 149th Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes Presentations June 10-12 150th Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes Presentations September 15-16 151st Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes Presentations November 30-Dec.

  19. All DCP Meetings and Events

    Cancer.gov

    Meetings & Events DCP sponsors scientific meetings and workshops, professional practicum, informational, educational and training events, steering committee meetings, and conferences. View All  |  2015-2010  |  2009-2000 2015 September 01-03, 2015: Third

  20. Whole School Meetings and the Development of Radical Democratic Community

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fielding, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Serious re-examination of participatory traditions of democracy is long overdue. Iconically central to such traditions of democratic education is the practice of whole School Meetings. More usually associated with radical work within the private sector, School Meetings are here explored in detail through two examples from publicly funded…