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  1. BATON ROUGE METRO AIRPORT

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    BATON ROUGE METRO AIRPORT ON SITE PARKING LOUISIANA STATE EMPLOYEE State Contract ParkingParking VeteransMemorial Amelia Earnhart Gates Garage TERMINAL BATON ROUGE METRO AIRPORT ON SITE PARKING LOUISIANA TERMINAL BATON ROUGE METRO AIRPORT ON SITE PARKING LOUISIANA STATE EMPLOYEE State Contract Parking

  2. 75 FR 6570 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge 1-Hour...

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    2010-02-10

    ...Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge 1-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone Standard AGENCY: Environmental...has determined that the Baton Rouge (BR) 1-hour ozone nonattainment area has...

  3. Chloride Concentrations in Ground Water in East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana, 2004-05

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lovelace, John K.

    2007-01-01

    Increasing chloride concentrations are a threat to fresh ground-water sources in East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana. Large withdrawals at Baton Rouge have lowered water levels and altered flow patterns in most of the 10 aquifers that underlie the area. Prior to development, freshwater flowed southward to the Baton Rouge fault, an east-west trending growth fault that extends through Baton Rouge and across southeastern Louisiana. Aquifers south of the fault generally contain saltwater. Ground-water withdrawals north of the fault have created gradients favorable for the movement of saltwater from south of the fault into freshwater areas north of the fault. Water samples were collected from 152 wells during 2004-05 to document chloride concentrations in aquifers underlying East and West Baton Rouge Parishes. The background concentration for chloride in fresh ground water in the Baton Rouge area north of the Baton Rouge fault is generally less than 10 milligrams per liter. Chloride concentrations exceeded 10 milligrams per liter in one or more samples from wells north of the fault screened in the '600-foot', '1,000-foot', '1,200-foot', '1,500-foot', '1,700-foot', '2,000-foot', '2,400-foot', and '2,800-foot' sands. Comparison of the 2004-05 data with historical data indicated that chloride concentrations are increasing at wells in the '600-foot', '1,000-foot', '1,200-foot', '1,500-foot', '2,000-foot', '2,400-foot', and '2,800-foot' sands north of the Baton Rouge fault.

  4. Monitoring of Fogwater Chemistry in the Gulf Coast Urban Industrial Corridor: Baton Rouge (Louisiana)

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    S. Raja; R. Ravikrishna; R. R. Kommalapati; K. T. Valsaraj

    2005-01-01

    Seventeen fog events were sampled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during 2002–2004 as part of characterizing wet deposition by fogwater\\u000a in the heavily industrialized corridor along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the United States. These samples were analyzed for\\u000a chemical characteristics such as pH, conductivity, total organic and inorganic carbon, total metals and the principal ion\\u000a concentrations. The dominant ionic species

  5. Project Proposal Form Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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    Project Proposal Form Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 1. Project Title: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Anticipated Completion Date:__________________ 2. Type of Proposal: ___ New Project ___ Renewal 3. Type

  6. Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) survey of the Louisiana State Emergency Operating Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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    Crutcher, R.I.; Buchanan, M.E.; Jones, R.W.

    1989-08-01

    The purpose of this report is to develop an engineering design package to protect the federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Radio System (FNARS) facilities from the effects of high-altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMP). This report refers to the Louisiana State Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This report addresses electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects only, and disregards any condition in which radiation effects may be a factor. It has been established that, except for the source region of a surface burst, EMP effects of high-altitude bursts are more severe than comparable detonations in either air or surface regions. Any system hardened to withstand the more extreme EMP environment will survive the less severe conditions. The threatening environment will therefore be limited to HEMP situations. 76 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Influence of land use on total suspended solid and dissolved ion concentrations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana area

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    Carlson, D.

    2015-03-01

    Past studies in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area considered streamwater quality during storm events but ignored water quality during low flow periods. This study includes determination of streamwater quality during low flow time periods for none watersheds in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. These samples were collected during dry-low flow periods as indicated by water levels at USGS stream gauging sites for each stream. Chemical analysis for ions was completed using colorimeters and gravimetric analysis for total dissolved solids (TDS) and total suspended solids (TSS). Land use appears to impact concentrations of ions, TDS and TSS in a variety of ways during periods of low flow. The two most rural watersheds, which are mainly underdeveloped, have higher concentrations of Fe and Mn. By contrast the three most urban watersheds, that are mainly commercial, industrial or residential, have higher concentrations of Si, SO4 and TDS.

  8. Immunoassay screening of sediment cores for polychlorinated biphenyls, Devil's Swamp Lake near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2004

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    Van Metre, Peter C.; Wilson, Jennifer T.

    2004-01-01

    Devil?s Swamp Lake near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, constructed by dredging in 1973 in Devil?s Swamp along the Mississippi River, is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). This study investigated the possible historical contribution of PCBs from a hazardous-chemical disposal facility by way of a wastewater drainage ditch that operated from 1971 to 1993. Six sediment cores from the lake and three bottom-material samples from the drainage ditch were collected on October 5, 2004, and analyzed for PCBs using an immunoassay screening method. The results were used to evaluate qualitatively the historical input record of PCBs to the lake. Deposition dates in three of the cores were estimated by assuming that penetration of the push corer was stopped by firmer, pre-lake materials that mark the 1973 subsurface level of dredging. Sixty-one samples from five of the six cores and three bottom-material samples from the drainage ditch were analyzed. PCBs were at higher concentrations in ditch bottom material (about 1.1 to 2.2 milligrams per kilogram) than in cores from sites near where the ditch enters the lake (about 0.1 to 1.0 milligrams per kilogram). The highest concentrations of PCBs (maximum about 15 milligrams per kilogram) were detected in lake-bottom sediment about 350 meters west of where the drainage ditch enters the lake. Detection rates and median PCB concentrations were higher in all of the dated core sediments deposited before about 1990 than after 1990.

  9. Hydrogeophysical Data Fusion and Geostatistical Approach to Characterize Hydrogeological Structure of the Baton Rouge Aquifer System in Louisiana

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    Elshall, A. S.; Tsai, F. T.; Hanor, J. S.

    2012-12-01

    The complex siliciclastic aquifer system underneath the Baton Rouge area, Louisiana is fluvial in origin and is characterized by strongly binary heterogeneity of sandy units and mudstones as pervious and impervious hydrofacies. Two distinct east-west trending geologic faults, the Baton Rouge fault and the Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault, cut across East Baton Rouge Parish. Data from the USGS water wells suggest that the Baton Rouge fault is a low permeable fault that historically separates a sequence of freshwater aquifers north of the fault from brackish aquifers south of the fault. However, the Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault appears to be pervious. In this study we utilize wireline geophysical data and lithologic data to characterize the Baton Rouge aquifer system and delineate flow pathways thought the faults. To avoid non-uniqueness associated with the use of a single geophysical data type particularly with the presence of salinization, we interpret the sand and shale hydrofacies for each well log based on wireline short normal electrical resistivity, single-point resistance, spontaneous-potential and gamma ray. For geological model calibration we use lithologic data from drillers logs representing the actual lithology with depth. Using geophysical data for hydrogeological structure construction and using lithologic data for model calibration, we implement a generalized parameterization indicator scheme. First, we show that this methodology can effectively analyze a binary siliciclastic aquifer by depicting the spatial extent of major water bearing units, their interconnections and preferential flow paths within each unit. Second, mapping of the binary fault stratigraphy assists in the assessment of hydraulic continuity and saltwater intrusion in the siliciclastic aquifer system, which exhibits discontinuous heterogeneity due to fault throw. By juxtaposing sand units from both sides of the fault plane, horizontal flow pathways are identified if sands connect through the faults; otherwise, horizontal flow barriers are determined. Third, we use two post-processing techniques, which utilize the spatial delineation of each aquifer unit, to validate the region-scale depositional dip as estimated by solving the inverse problem to calculate the fault throw and to quantify the volumetric spatial extent of individual aquifer units. Results of detailed binary architecture of the Baton Rouge fault implies that the fault acts as a conduit-barrier. Saltwater may intrude the freshwater aquifers through various leaky areas along the fault plane. It was believed that hydraulic continuity through the Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault is due to insignificant sediment offset. However, the study quantitatively shows that there is a considerable fault throw and that the hydraulic continuity occurs due to connection of offset water bearing units.

  10. NCI Community Cancer Centers Program - Pilot Site Profile - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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    Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is the largest private medical center in Louisiana. With 740 licensed beds, Our Lady of the Lake provides services to more than 33,000 hospital patients and 350,000 outpatients. The hospital occupies 100 acres in the heart of Baton Rouge, including the cancer center. The cancer program includes Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, a nonprofit, comprehensive radiation therapy facility, which joined with Our Lady of the Lake in 1988 to offer multispecialty cancer care.

  11. Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization

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    Iyun, T.

    2014-01-01

    Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization IETC 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Tope Iyun ExxonMobil Chemical Company May 22, 2014 ESL-IE-14-05-32 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20...-23, 2014 Proprietary 2 Agenda • Baton Rouge Complex • Steam System Overview • Energy Efficiency Improvement Strategy • Site-Wide Steam System Optimization • Results • Benefits/Wrap-Up ESL-IE-14-05-32 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy...

  12. A Survey of Attitudes About Digital Repositories Among Faculty at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

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    Aaron Lercher

    2008-01-01

    This paper gives the result of a 2007 survey of faculty at eight academic departments at Louisiana State University, asking them about the usefulness for their needs of an extension of the scholarly communication system by digital repositories.

  13. A School Desegregation Plan for East Baton Rouge Parish.

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    Rossell, Christine H.

    This paper outlines an alternative desegregation plan that would replace the one implemented in the East Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana) School District in 1981. Known as the Incentives Desegregation Plan, the alternative plan was designed to produce interracial contact comparable to the earlier plan, without incurring the attendant costs of…

  14. West Nile virus detection in mosquitoes in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, from November 2002 to October 2004.

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    Mackay, Andrew J; Roy, Alma; Yates, Matt M; Foil, Lane D

    2008-03-01

    The prevalence of West Nile virus (WNV) was determined in mosquitoes between November 2002 and October 2004 in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. A total of 244,374 female mosquitoes were collected and tested by viral isolation. Additionally, 131,896 female mosquitoes were collected in 2003 and tested by VecTest and 167,175 female mosquitoes were collected in 2004 and tested by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). West Nile virus was isolated by cell culture from 17 (47.2%) out of 36 mosquito species collected over the study period. In 2003, WNV was detected in 9 (33.3%) out of 27 species tested by VecTest. In 2004, 14 (50%) out of the 28 mosquito species tested by RT-PCR were positive for WNV. The species with the greatest number of WNV-positive pools detected by all 3 testing methods was Culex quinquefasciatus. A significantly greater proportion of Cx. salinarius pools collected in light traps placed at a 3-m height were positive for WNV by viral isolation than in pools collected in light traps placed at a 1.5-m height. PMID:18437811

  15. Louisiana Ground-Water Map No. 22: Generalized Potentiometric Surface of the Amite Aquifer and the "2,800-Foot" Sand of the Baton Rouge Area in Southeastern Louisiana, June-August 2006

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    Fendick, Robert B., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    The Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand of the Baton Rouge area (hereafter referred to as the '2,800-foot' sand) are principal sources of fresh ground water in southeastern Louisiana. Both the Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand are part of the Jasper equivalent aquifer system. The Amite aquifer is heavily pumped in the Bogalusa area, and the '2,800-foot' sand is one of the most heavily pumped aquifers in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Baton Rouge fault zone, which acts as a barrier to flow, trends approximately west-northwest from a point just south of The Rigolets through southern West Baton Rouge Parish, and is the approximate southern limit of freshwater in the aquifers. For the purposes of this report, freshwater is defined as water having less than 250 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of chloride, and most of the water withdrawals described in this report were assumed to be fresh. In 2005, about 18 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) was withdrawn from the Amite aquifer, primarily for public-supply use (8.4 Mgal/d) and industrial use (9.6 Mgal/d). During this same period, about 32 Mgal/d was withdrawn from the '2,800-foot' sand, primarily for public-supply use (13 Mgal/d) and industrial use (19 Mgal/d). Public-supply and industrial withdrawals from the Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand are listed in table 1. According to data from the Louisiana State Census Data Center, some of the largest population increases in the State during the period 1990 to 2000 occurred in St. Tammany (32.4 percent), Livingston (30.2 percent), and Tangipahoa (17.4 percent) Parishes. These population increases have been accompanied by increased withdrawals of ground water during the same period: 40 percent in St. Tammany Parish, 63 percent in Livingston Parish, and 35 percent in Tangipahoa Parish. An increase in population in these parishes is expected from population displacement due to damages from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita crossing the Louisiana coast in August and September of 2005. Additional information about ground-water flow and effects of increased withdrawals on water levels in the Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand is needed to assess ground-water-development potential and to protect this resource. To meet this need, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, began a study in 2005 to determine water levels, flow direction, and water-level trends for the Amite aquifer and '2,800-foot' sand. This report presents data and a map that describe the generalized potentiometric surface of the Amite aquifer and '2,800-foot' sand in southeastern Louisiana. Graphs of water levels in selected wells and a table of withdrawals from the Amite aquifer and '2,800-foot' sand show historical changes in water levels and water use. The generalized potentiometric-surface map illustrates the water levels and ground-water flow directions for June-August 2006. These data are on file at the USGS office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  16. Certification: Perspectives of Industrial Forest Landowners in Louisiana

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    Certification: Perspectives of Industrial Forest Landowners in Louisiana Working Paper #34 Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, LA Richard, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 2

  17. The influence of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the inflammatory cytokine response and protein expression in A549 cells exposed to PM2.5 collected in the Baton Rouge-Port Allen industrial corridor of Southeastern Louisiana in 2005.

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    Bourgeois, Brian; Owens, John Wesley

    2014-03-01

    Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the coast of Louisiana in 2005 and killed more than 2000 people. The two storms resulted in a significant spike in particulate matter (PM2.5) levels across the state of Louisiana. This report focuses on PM2.5 samples collected in 2005 from two monitoring sites in the neighboring cities of Baton Rouge and Port Allen, Louisiana. Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) revealed the presence of PM2.5-adsorbed representative and Fenton-active transition metals. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analyses revealed the presence of 23 PAH compounds. Endotoxins were also detected. Metals and endotoxins were extracted with water. PAH were extracted with dichloromethane. In order to assess cytotoxicity, aqueous PM2.5 extracts were introduced to A549 Human Epithelial Lung Carcinoma Cells. Results indicated decreased cell viability in a dose-dependent manner, with an LC50 of 235 µg/ml and 250 µg/ml, respectively, for the two sites featured here. Endotoxins alone were not cytotoxic. The concentration of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and released LDH activity increased following exposure of A549 cells to aqueous PM2.5 extracts. Fluorescence microscopy revealed apoptotic and necrotic cell death mechanisms. ELISA revealed increased secretion of primary pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-?. Global PCR gene expression revealed up-regulation of proteins associated with the cytokine storm; e.g. interleukins, chemokines, and TNF-?. Global antibody microarray was consistent with an inflammatory response, with up-regulation of cytokines involved in the down-field activation of the caspase cascade and kinase pathways. The up-regulation of metal-redox sensitive transcription factors, NF-?? and AP-1, is consistent with a cell death mechanism initiated by Fenton-active transition metal redox catalysis. PMID:24401135

  18. 33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4....

  19. 33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.

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    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4....

  20. 33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4....

  1. 33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4....

  2. 33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4....

  3. Fair University FY12 Location FY12 Date Time LSU Career Expo Louisiana State Univ Baton Rouge, LA 09/14/11 10:303:30p.m.

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    (NAAAHP) NC A&T State University TBA TBA TBA National Latina/o Psychological Association TBA TBA TBA Liberal Arts Career Fair TX A&M University College Station, TX TBA All Majors Fall Career Fair University of Louisiana Lafayette, LA TBA Graduate Fair North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC TBA Graduate

  4. DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING TRAINING NEEDS AND OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WITHIN THE BATON ROUGE AGRI-BUSINESS COMPLEX.

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    MORRISON, RICHARD G.

    DATA WERE SECURED BY PERSONAL INTERVIEW FROM 152 FARM-BASED BUSINESSES TO DEVELOP TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR MAKING A SURVEY OF NONFARM AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN AREA. SEVEN MAJOR OCCUPATIONAL FAMILIES WERE IDENTIFIED IN THE AGRI-BUSINESS COMPLEX. A TOTAL OF 2,811 EMPLOYEES WAS CATEGORIZED INTO NINE LEVELS OF…

  5. Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana Adopt-a-Patient Form The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana cares for over 1,600 wildlife cases every year. Our ability to care for these animals is

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana Adopt-a-Patient Form The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana cares,000 ___Other, specify amount $__________ Send this form with check, money order, or credit card information to: Dr. Javier Nevarez, Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge

  6. 78 FR 45909 - Designation for the Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; Baton Rouge, LA; Raleigh, NC; and Belmond, IA Areas

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    2013-07-30

    ...Grain Exchange, Inc. (Amarillo), Cairo Grain Inspection Agency, Inc. (Cairo), Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Louisiana), North Carolina Department of Agriculture (North Carolina), and D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc....

  7. Intern experience at MEL, Incorporated, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana: an intern report 

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    Morgan, James Oliver, 1939-

    2013-03-13

    assignments: 1. specifying the appropriate computer to implement an existing financial management system, 2. developing a "Project Management Quality Control Manual" which contains guidelines and checklists for the management...

  8. Depositional environment of Upper Cretaceous deep Tuscaloosa Sandstones, Profit Island field, east Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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    Roth, Susan Viola

    1981-01-01

    of Georgetown Limestone, Grayson Shale, Buda Limestone, and Dantzler Sandstone. . '(ajar subcrustal movements interrupted the normal process of geosynclinal sedimentation during the Lower Cretaceous and continued through the close of the Mesozoic. Diabase...

  9. Perera Lam: An environmental justice assessment of the Mississippi River Industrial Corridor in Louisiana, U.S. APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 11(4): 681-697.

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    in Louisiana, U.S. - 681 - APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 11(4): 681-697. http-BASED APPROACH PERERA, P.K.P.1 * ­ LAM, N.2 1 Institution Department of Forestry and Environmental Science of Environmental Sciences, School of the Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803

  10. Survey for Selected Diseases in Nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana

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    450 Survey for Selected Diseases in Nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana Journal of Wildlife, Mississippi 39762, USA ABSTRACT: Thirty-two trapper-caught nutria (Myocastor coypus) from East Baton Rouge: Nutria, Myocastor coypus, se- rology, Toxoplasma gondii, Chiamydia psit- taci, Francisella tularensis

  11. Presence of Russian honey bee genotypes in swarms in Louisiana.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Swarm traps were placed in an area around USDA, ARS apiaries near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which had contained ARS Russian and other honey bees for several years. Eighty swarms were sampled and analyzed for their genotype (Russian, hybrid or non-Russian) and mite infestation percentages. Ten swarms...

  12. Got Languages? Powerful Skills for the 21st Century. Dimension 2011. Selected Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association, and the Southeastern Association of Language Learning Technology

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    Wilkerson, Carol, Ed.; Swanson, Peter B., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    The Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) held its annual conference March 10-12, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in collaboration with the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (LFLTA) and the Southeastern Association of Language Learning Technology (SEALLT). Those individuals whose proposals were…

  13. The Louisiana Go Local Experience

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    Fahrmann, Melissa; Pesch, Wendy T.

    2012-01-01

    Between 2006 and 2009, two health sciences librarians at Baton Rouge General Medical Center created and launched the Louisiana segment of the National Library of Medicine’s Go Local program, whose ultimate goal was to improve the health information-seeking experience of the general public. Louisiana Go Local was successfully launched in October 2009, but in spring 2010, the national umbrella project was cancelled by the National Library of Medicine. This article describes the three-year development of a statewide database of health services descriptions and contact information to assist non-expert health information seekers in finding those health care providers located geographically closest to them. PMID:22347810

  14. Upper respiratory cancer among refinery and chemical plant workers: a case-control study in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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    Soskolne, C.L.

    1982-01-01

    Upper respiratory cancer (URC) specific to workers employed on an ethanol unit at a large southern United States refinery and chemical plant was associated with exposure to strong concentrations of sulfuric acid used as a reactant in this process. The carcinogen implicated by indirect evidence was diethyl sulfate. However, additional URC cases were subsequently found that could not be associated with employment on the former ethanol unit. This fact, together with the continued use of sulfuric acid in strong, intermediate, and weak concentrations in the same industrial complex, motivated the present investigation. In particular, hypotheses concerning an association between laryngeal cancer and industrial exposure to the three concentrations of sulfuric acid present in the complex have been tested. The study is a multiple-matched case-control design with a minimum of three controls individually matched to each case on race, sex, date of birth, date of initial employment and duration of employment. Results indicate significant associations between sulfuric acid exposure and URC with odds ratio exceeding four. Strong collinearity among the three acid concentrations has rendered any separation of independent acid strength effects impossible. None of the other exposures examined in this study, including asbestos, nickel or wood dust, revealed significant associations. There is a strong possibility that the association is specific for laryngeal cancer.

  15. Space science public outreach at Louisiana State University

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    Guzik, T.; Babin, E.; Cooney, W.; Giammanco, J.; Hartman, D.; McNeil, R.; Slovak, M.; Stacy, J.

    Over the last seven years the Astronomy / Astrophysics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Louisiana State University has developed an exten- sive Space Science education and public outreach program. This program includes the local park district (the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, BREC), the local amateur astronomer group (the Baton Rouge As- tronomical Society, BRAS), the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum (LASM), and Southern University (SU, part of the largest HBCU system in the nation). Our effort has directly led to the development of the Highland Road Park Observatory (HRPO, http://www.bro.lsu.edu/hrpo) that supports student astronomy training at LSU and SU, amateur observations and a public program for adults and children, establishment of a series of teacher professional development workshops in astronomy and physics, and the "Robots for Internet Experiences (ROBIE)" project (http://www.bro.lsu.edu/) where we have several instruments (e.g. HAM radio, radio telescope, optical tele- scopes) that can be controlled over the internet by students and teachers in the class- room along with associated lessons developed by a teacher group. In addition, this year the LASM, will be opening a new planetarium / space theater in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are currently working to bring live views of the heavens from the HRPO telescope to audiences attending planetarium shows and will be working closely with planetarium staff to develop shows that highlight LSU astronomy / space science research. During the presentation we will provide some details about our in- dividual projects, the overall structure of our program, establishing community links and some of the lessons we learned along the way. Finally, we would like to acknowl- edge NASA, Louisiana State University, the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program and the Louisiana Technology Innovation Fund for their support.

  16. Web Map Service We developed and set up a WMS service using the UMN Mapserver tool accessing and pro-

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    Allen, Gabrielle

    Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Near Realtime Visualization Allen , Robert Twilley Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

  17. Subsurface geology and geopressured/geothermal resource evaluation of the Lirette-Chauvin-Lake Boudreaux area, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

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    Lyons, W.S.

    1982-12-01

    The geology of a 125 square mile area located about 85 miles southeast of Baton Rouge and about 12 miles southeast of Houma, Louisiana, has been studied to evaluate its potential for geopressured/geothermal energy resources. Structure, stratigraphy, and sedimentation were studied in conjunction with pressure and temperature distributions over a broad area to locate and identify reservoirs that may be prospective. Recommendations concerning future site specific studies within the current area are proposed based on these findings.

  18. Louisiana Coastal Ecosystem

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    U.S. Geological Survey

    2000-01-01

    Louisiana's coast and its degradation and restoration are major environmental issues being studied at the National Wetlands Research Center. Coastal ecosystems are vulnerable because of the tremendous amount of human activity that takes place along the coast. Information on ecological processes is essential to guide the development along the coast as well as to protect and restore wildlife habitat. Louisiana has about 40% of coastal wetlands in the lower 48 states; they support fish, waterfowl, and fur-bearing animals as well as unique cultures like that of the Acadians. The fish and wildlife resources of Louisiana's coast produce over $1 billion each year in revenues. But Louisiana has the highest coastal loss rate because of natural and human causes. Over the past three decades, Louisiana has lost as much as 35-40 mi2 (90-104 km2) of coastal wetlands a year. The National Wetlands Research Center is qualified to assess and monitor this ecosystem because of its proximity to the study area, a staff chosen for their expertise in the system, and a number of established partnerships with others who study the areas. The Center is often the lead group in partnerships with universities, other federal agencies, and private entities who study this ecosystem. Most of the Center's research and technology development performed for coastal wetlands are done at the Lafayette headquarters; some work is performed at the National Wetlands Research Center's project office in Baton Rouge, LA.

  19. $18.7 Million Paid From Savings Variable Load Mechanical Cogeneration Project at Louisiana State University

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    Leach, M. D.; Colburn, B. K.

    $18.7 MILLION PAID FROM SAVINGS VARIABLE LOAD MECHANICAL COGENERATION PROJECT AT LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Michael D. Leach, P.E., C.E.M., Chairman and CEO, CESlWay International, Inc., Houston, Texas Urucc K. Colburn, Ph.D., P.E., Principal... and costs INTRODUCTION through various programs, including negotiating with Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge has the local electric utility for a demand charge reduction been in a growth mode since the 1970's, and with for not implementing...

  20. Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization 

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    Iyun, T.

    2014-01-01

    ,500 • Geographic Area : – BRCP - 150 acres – BRRF - 2,100 acres including tank fields ESL-IE-14-05-32 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Proprietary 4 Steam System Overview Demin Water Vent...

  1. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update

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    Capital Region Planning Commission

    ,340 FBRON 8 262-31-0016 LIV LA 64 - Amite River Br .& Relief @ Magnolia Bridge Replacement, 2 to 4 Lanes 23,187 FBRON 9 273-03-0025 LIV LA 1026 - Turn Lanes at LA 64 & LA 1026 Intersection Improvement 3,084 STPHAZ 10 414-01-0036 EBR LA 30 (Nicholson.... (Highland Rd. ? Burbank Dr.) New 5 Lanes 10,097 City/Parish 56 EBR Brightside Dr. (River Rd. ? Nicholson Dr.) Widen to 3 Lanes 31,159 City/Parish 57 EBR Veterans Memorial Blvd Extension (Quimby-Blount) New 4 Lanes 6,517 City/Parish 58 EBR Essen Lane @ I...

  2. Survey for selected diseases in nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Howerth, E W; Reeves, A J; McElveen, M R; Austin, F W

    1994-07-01

    Thirty-two trapper-caught nutria (Myocastor coypus) from East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes in Louisiana (USA) were sampled for several disease agents. Antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii, Chlamydia psittaci, Francisella tularensis, Leptospira spp., and encephalomyocarditis virus were detected in 7%, 14%, 0%, 7%, and 0% of nutria, respectively. Both animals seropositive for leptospirae were positive for L. interrogans serovar canicola. No Salmonella spp. were isolated from feces, and no Giardia spp. were seen in trichrome-stained fecal preparations. PMID:7933295

  3. Workshop on Cosmic Ray and High Energy Gamma Ray Experiments for the Space Station Era, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 17-20, 1984, Proceedings

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    Jones, W. V. (editor); Wefel, J. P. (editor)

    1985-01-01

    The potential of the Space Station as a platform for cosmic-ray and high-energy gamma-ray astronomy is discussed in reviews, reports, and specific proposals. Topics examined include antiparticles and electrons, science facilities and new technology, high-energy nuclear interactions, nuclear composition and energy spectra, Space Shuttle experiments, Space Station facilities and detectors, high-energy gamma rays, and gamma-ray facilities and techniques. Consideration is given to universal-baryon-symmetry testing on the scale of galactic clusters, particle studies in a high-inclination orbit, balloon-borne emulsion-chamber results on ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus interactions, ionization states of low-energy cosmic rays, a large gamma-ray telescope for point-source studies above 1 GeV, and the possible existence of stable quark matter.

  4. XAS Project Proposal Form Attachment Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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    V) ____________ EXAFS XANEStest Edge ____________ Energy (eV) ____________ EXAFS XANES Edge ____________ Energy (eV) ____________ EXAFS XANES Edge ____________ Energy (eV) ____________ EXAFS XANES 3. Method of Data Collection

  5. Structure of nuclei far from beta stability. Progress report, May 15, 1979-May 14, 1980. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State Univ. , Baton Rouge

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    Zganjar, E.F.

    1980-01-01

    The philosophy behind the experimental approach is described. A list of reports on completed work is given. Comments are offered on work on Au, Tl, and Hg isotopes, neutron-deficient nuclei with 50 less than or equal to (Z,N) less than or equal to 82, and neutron-rich nuclei with 28 less than or equal to Z less than or equal to 50 and 50 less than or equal to N less than or equal to 82. No data are presented, as this work has been reported at length in numerous reports and journal articles. Experimental equipment and procedures and data analysis are summarized briefly. (RWR)

  6. Organochlorine residue levels in Mississippi River water snakes in southern Louisiana

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    Sabourin, T.D.; Stickle, W.B.; Michot, T.C.; Villars, C.E.; Garton, D.W.; Mushinsky, H.R.

    1984-04-01

    This study was designed to determine the usefulness of water snakes in pollution monitoring. This was accomplished by assessing the organochlorine load in tissues of snakes inhabiting three sites along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Two species of water snakes, Nerodia rhombifera and Nerodia cyclopion, were chosen for analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons. Fishes account for 95.2 and 98.4%, respectively, of the total volume of food consumed by N. rhombifera and N. cyclopion. Thus, the organochlorine load of both species should reflect considerable biomagnification relative to water column levels.

  7. Generalized potentiometric surface of aquifers of Pleistocene age, Southern Louisiana, 1980

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Martin, Angel, Jr.; Whiteman, Charles D., Jr.

    1985-01-01

    A map of potentiometric surface defines generalized water levels for 1980 in the Pleistocene aquifers of southern Louisiana. The map was prepared as part of the Western Gulf Coast Regional Aquifer-System Analysis study. The Pleistocene deposits in southern Louisiana consist of alternating beds of sand, gravel, silt, and clay deposited under fluvial, deltaic, and near-short marine conditions. The aquifers are mainly under artesian conditions and the regional flow direction is primarily southward. Areally definable cones of depression result from heavy pumpage in the Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and New Orleans metropolitan areas and in the rice irrigation area of southwestern Louisiana. Where water levels differ vertically within the aquifer, the lowest water levels in the vertical section were used because these levels represented the thickest and most heavily pumped unit in the aquifer. The map represents regional water levels in the Pleistocene aquifers, and is not intended to show localized variations near pumping centers. (USGS)

  8. The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) is one of the eleven institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The stated mission of the LSU AgCenter is "to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being." The main headquarters are in Baton Rouge, and their work is also disseminated through this comprehensive website. As with many other state agricultural extension agencies, their website provides a "Topics" area, a news feed, and a set of feature articles written by staff members, including extension agents. The "Features" area is a good place to start, as it contains everything from information on flood maps to materials on bee removal. Further down on the homepage, visitors will find the "On Demand" multimedia area. Here they can view video clips on caterpillar infestations and radio spots on cotton crop planting and rice. The site is rounded out by the "Services" area, which includes social media links, an RSS feed, and materials on their facilities and laboratories.

  9. Nonlethal laser baton

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kehoe, Jay D.; Nelson, Richard J.

    1997-01-01

    As the roll of the military changes, from the 'cold war' to 'peacekeeping,' the weapons need to change to meet the objective of the mission. Non-lethal devices should subdue or temporarily immobilize the subject, therefore reducing the probability of an increase in hostilities. The 'non- lethal laser baton' is a 'distraction and/or disorientation' device that can be effective in both 'individual and crown control'. The ability to use other methods to disorient and confuse the opposition, without causing injury, is invaluable. Use of the non-lethal laser baton by civilian law enforcement, will allow for the subduing of suspects without the use of conventional firearms. The family of laser batons will be beneficial to other government agencies, in areas such as drug enforcement, border control and humanitarian missions.

  10. First Shell Energy Venture Camp Baton Rouge Area

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    School with a combined background in physics, computers, astronomy, chemistry, environmental and chemical;BRCC control room distillation groups LSU heat exchanger gas absorption Refrigeration We visited, an absorption tower, a heat exchanger, a centrifugal pump, a boiler, a three phase separator, a viscometer

  11. Hydropressure tongues within regionally geopressured lower Tuscaloosa sandstone, Tuscaloosa trend, Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    McCulloh, R.P.; Purcell, M.D.

    1983-01-01

    A regional study of the Tuscaloosa Formation in Louisiana, undertaken to assess geopressured-geothermal potential, revealed lobate, downdip extensions of the hydropressured zone in lower Tuscaloosa massive sandstone facies below the regional top of geopressure. Normal pressure zones within geopressured section were identified by drilling mud weights less than 13 pounds per gallon on electric logs of massive lower Tuscaloosa sandstone, and cross sections demonstrated updip continuity of these zones with the regional hydropressured zone. These hydropressure tongues are permitted by the anomalously high permeabilities reportd from the deep Tuscaloosa trend which have been attributed to both primary and secondary porosity. The hydropressure tongues correspond with lobes of thick net sandstone, principally in Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston Parishes in the central Tuscaloosa trend. Limited control suggests at least one hydropressure tongue in the Chandeleur Sound area to the east.

  12. Generalized potentiometric surface of the Evangeline and equivalent aquifers in Louisiana, 1980

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Martin, Angel, Jr.; Whiteman, Charles D., Jr.

    1985-01-01

    A generalized potentiometric-surface map defines the altitude of water levels for 1980 in wells in the Evangeline aquifer in southwestern Louisiana and stratigraphically equivalent aquifers in southeastern Louisiana. The Evangeline and equivalent aquifers increase in thickness from zero at the northern edge of the outcrop/subcrop belt to more than 2,000 feet along the southern limit of fresh water. The aquifers are recharged by rainfall on the overlying upland terrace deposits of south-central Louisiana, southeastern Louisiana, and southwestern Mississippi. The aquifers are under artesian conditions except locally in the recharge areas. The regional flow direction is primarily southward. Water levels in wells in the Evangeline aquifer are lowered by heavy pumping from the overlying Chicot aquifer in Evangeline and Acadia Parishes. Areally definable cones of depression result from pumpage from the Evangeline and equivalent aquifers in and near Baton Rouge, Eunice, and Ville Platte. Water levels may differ vertically within the aquifer near pumping centers. The map does not account for localized distortion of the regional flow pattern near these centers. (USGS)

  13. Geosynthetics and Geosynthetic-Engineered Soil Structures, Symposium sponsored by the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, honoring Prof. R.M. Koerner, McMat 2005, Baton Rouge, Louisiana June 2, 2005.

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    Michalowski, Radoslaw L.

    for practical calculations of the bearing capacity is presented, and the depth of placement of the geosynthetic of unpaved roads, temporary aircraft parking facilities, or when placing footings over weak soils. Foundation

  14. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (16th, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5-8, 1994). Volume 2: Research Papers, Oral Reports, and Posters (Continued).

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    Kirshner, David, Ed.

    This PME-NA proceedings volume contains the full text of 41 research papers. In addition, brief usually one-page reports, are provided for 11 oral presentations and 13 poster sessions. The full research reports are as follows: "Cognitive Analysis of Chinese Students' Mathematical Problem Solving" (J. Cai and E. A. Silver); (2) "Mathematical and…

  15. WETLANDS, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2003, pp. 897910 2003, The Society of Wetland Scientists

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    Afton, Alan D.

    897 WETLANDS, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2003, pp. 897­910 2003, The Society of Wetland Scientists of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803-6202 2 USGS-Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803

  16. Plant Community Composition and Biomass in Gulf Coast Chenier Plain Marshes: Responses to Winter

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    Afton, Alan D.

    Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA ALAN D. AFTON US Geological Survey Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA, maintenance of historic isohaline lines, and creation and maintenance of emergent wetlands. Although

  17. Center-of-Mass Baton.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bucher, Manfred; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Described is a baton that consists of an unbreakable transparent tube with three inserted light-emitting diodes (LED) and terminal impact buffers that hold batteries and counterweights. The concepts of projectile motion and parabolic paths can be shown by analyzing the path of a thrown baton. (KR)

  18. Cloud-to-ground lightning enhancement over Southern Louisiana

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    Steiger, Scott M.; Orville, Richard E.

    2003-10-01

    Fourteen years (1989-2002) of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning data show a significant enhancement of lightning associated with Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A peak density value of 7 flashes km-2 yr-1 exists on the western side of the Lake Charles urban area. A comparison of the Louisiana CG flash density distribution with the locations of PM10 (particulate matter less than 10 ?m in diameter) sources strongly suggests that pollution plays a key role in lightning enhancement. Urban and sea breeze effects can be neglected. The values of median peak negative current show a sharp difference between land and the Gulf of Mexico; inland values are near 24 kA, while over the Gulf waters immediately offshore are over 30 kA. This observation, along with a relative minimum of negative peak current from the mouth of the Mississippi River southeastward seems to support the hypothesis that the underlying surface characteristics influence the calculated negative current distribution.

  19. The proposed Institute for Micro-manufacturing, Louisiana Tech University

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    Not Available

    1994-07-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) DOE/EA-0958, evaluating the construction and equipping of two components of the proposed Institute for Micro-manufacturing at Louisiana Tech University (LTU), a proposed R and D facility to be located in Ruston, LA. and, the proposed installation of a beamline for micro-machining applications at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) facility at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. The objective of the proposed project is to focus on the applied, rather than basic research emphasizing the design and development, metrology, inspection and testing, and the assembly and production of micron and submicron structures and devices. Also, the objective of the beamline at CAMD would be the fundamental study of processing and analysis technologies, including x-ray lithography, which are important to microstructures fabrication and electronic device development. Based on the analysis in the EA, the DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

  20. WETI-ANDS,Vol. 19,No. 3, September1999,pp. 594-606 @ 1999,The Societyof WetlandScientists

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    Afton, Alan D.

    WETI-ANDS,Vol. 19,No. 3, September1999,pp. 594-606 @ 1999,The Societyof WetlandScientists EFFECTS, Wildlife, and Fisheries Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803 2 U.S. Geological Survey Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, I

  1. Relationships Between Wintering Waterbirds and Invertebrates, Sediments and Hydrology of Coastal Marsh Ponds

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    Afton, Alan D.

    , Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202, USA 2 U.S. Geological Survey, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202, USA 3 Current during winters 1997-98 to 1999-2000 on Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana, USA. Canonical

  2. High magnetic field sensor using LaSb2 D. P. Young, R. G. Goodrich, J. F. DiTusa, S. Guo, and P. W. Adamsa)

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    Adams, Philip W.

    . Adamsa) Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803 Julia Y. Chan Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803 Donavan of 5 mm 5 mm 0.2 mm. Electri- cal contact was made using Epotek14 silver epoxy and 1 mil gold wire

  3. An Overview of World Tropical Hardwood Resources, Forest Products Trade and Environmental Issues

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    An Overview of World Tropical Hardwood Resources, Forest Products Trade and Environmental Issues and Professor, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana Louisiana Forest Products Development Center

  4. Proceedings of the conference on coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana: causes, consequences, and options

    SciTech Connect

    Boesch, D.F. (ed.)

    1982-09-01

    Sixteen papers and panel discussions from a conference held in Baton Rouge, LA, 5 to 6 October 1981 are presented. The presentations consider the causes and consequences of coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana and the mitigative options available to slow or reverse the rapid rate of coastal land loss. Detailed habitat mapping studies have allowed accurate estimates of coastal habitat change and land loss through 1978. Projections from these rates of change indicate an annual rate of land loss in coastal Louisiana in the early 1980's of approximately 130 km/sup 2//y (50 m/sup 2//y). The projected effects of wetland modification on the bountiful living resources of coastal Louisiana (fisheries, fur and hide bearers and waterfowl) are major because of the close dependence of these resources on estuarine wetlands. These changes and others related to flood protection, transportation and ownership of mineral resources are projected to have extensive social and economic consequences. Options proposed to slow coastal land loss include major and minor diversions of the Mississippi River, barrier island and shoreline restoration and protection, hydrological management of wetlands and more restrictive permitting of dredging activities.

  5. Proceedings of the conference on coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana: causes, consequences, and options

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Boesch, Donald F., (Edited By)

    1982-01-01

    This volume contains 16 papers and panel discussions from a conference held in Baton Rouge, La., 5-6 October 1981. The presentations consider the causes and consequences of coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana and the mitigative options available to slow or reverse the rapid rate of coastal land loss. Detailed habitat mapping studies have allowed accurate estimates of coastal habitat change and land loss through 1978. Projections from these rates of change indicate an annual rate of land loss in coastal Louisiana in the early 1980's of approximately 130 km2/yr (50 m2/yr). The projected effects of wetland modification on the bountiful living resources of coastal Louisiana (fisheries, fur and hide bearers and waterfowl) are major because of the close dependence of these resources on estuarine wetlands. These changes and others related to flood protection, transportation and ownership of mineral resources are projected to have extensive social and economic consequences. Options proposed to slow coastal land loss include major and minor diversion of the Mississippi River, barrier island and shoreline restoration protection, hydrological management of wetlands and more restrictive permitting of dredging activities.

  6. Help Your Students Choose the Right Baton

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    Neidlinger, Erica J.

    2007-01-01

    How to choose the right conducting baton is a mystery to many music educators, especially young teachers who are less experienced on the podium. The selection of batons has grown dramatically, and a wide variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and even colors are available. Choosing the right baton requires finding a personal fit. In this article,…

  7. State health agency workforce shortages and implications for public health: a case study of restaurant inspections in Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Realmuto, Lindsey; Hunting, Katherine L; Parkin, Rebecca

    2013-12-01

    The study described in this article evaluated the effects of public health workforce cuts on routine food safety inspections and the occurrence of critical violations. Routine inspection information was collected from two Louisiana databases for permanent food establishments categorized as risk category 3 or 4 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, for the years 2005, 2007, and 2009. The length of time between routine inspections nearly quadrupled from 2005 to 2009. For risk category 4 establishments, a significant increase occurred in the proportion of inspections that resulted in a critical violation between the three years. The amount of time between routine inspections was significantly higher for inspections that resulted in a critical violation versus those that did not. Lastly, the amount of time between routine inspections, an establishment's risk category, and history of complaint were found to have significant predictive effects on the incidence of a critical violation during a routine inspection, although results varied by year. Study results indicate that decreased workforce capacity in Louisiana may negatively affect the outcomes of routine food safety inspections. PMID:24437047

  8. ecological modelling 2 1 6 ( 2 0 0 8 ) 402408 available at www.sciencedirect.com

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    Afton, Alan D.

    : www.elsevier.com/locate/ecolmodel Monitoring waterbird abundance in wetlands: The importance Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202, USA b USGS-Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202, USA a r

  9. SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST2004 3(1):173185 COMPOSITION OF BREEDING BIRD COMMUNI-

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    Afton, Alan D.

    , Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803. 2 U.S. Geological Survey, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. 3 Current address - Biology). In physiognomically simple habitats, such as coastal wetlands (dominated by a few rhizomatous graminoid species [Odum

  10. Sediments in marsh ponds of the Gulf Coast Chenier Plain: effects of structural marsh management and salinity

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    Afton, Alan D.

    and salinity Franc¸ ois Bolduc1, * and Alan D. Afton2 1 School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202, USA; 2 US Geological Survey, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202, USA; *Author for correspondence

  11. Politics of the obesity epidemic: results of the 2003 Louisiana Physicians Survey.

    PubMed

    Ryan, Donna H; Champagne, Catherine M

    2005-01-01

    The obesity epidemic is producing growing interest in public policy measures targeting prevention. We developed a printed survey suitable for mailing to primary care physicians in Louisiana. Questions were asked concerning health policies relating to motorcycle helmet use, smoking, and obesity. We also obtained personal data, including type of practice, gender, age, ethnicity, personal income, height, and weight. Of 993 surveys mailed, there were 218 responses: 74% were male, 55% were from East Baton Rouge parish, an urban location, and 84% had an income of > dollar 100,000. Of respondents, 74% strongly agreed with helmet laws, 73% strongly agreed with limitations on smoking spaces and 62% strongly agreed with cigarette taxation. Concerning health policies related to obesity prevention, strongest support was for school concession policies, with 73% reporting strong agreement or agreement. There was support for regulating food advertisements, where 60% agree or strongly agree. However, only 29% agree or strongly agree with the taxing of unhealthy foods, compared to 78% of respondents favoring cigarette taxation, a statistically significant difference (< 0.0001). Support was particularly weak for governmental involvement in obesity discrimination, with only 16% of respondents agreeing or strongly agreeing. Political response to the obesity epidemic is only now emerging. However, our survey indicates that support among Louisiana physicians for obesity-related policy is not equal to support for policies directed against helmet and smoking laws. PMID:15751907

  12. SOUTHWEST CATALYSIS 2013 SPRING SYMPOSIUM

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    Natelson, Douglas

    -Chair George G. Stanley Department of Chemistry Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1804 225.xu@exxonmobil.com NACS Representative Kerry Dooley Cain Chemical Engineering Dept. Louisiana State University Baton Rouge Li Liu, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University "Nanostructured Gold Model Catalysts on Oxygen

  13. Fuel values, moisture content, and density and of fresh and piled Louisiana hardwood sawmill residues

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. T. Choong; D. L. Cassens

    1976-01-01

    A study to determine fuel value, moisture content, and density (green wt\\/cu ft) of fresh and piled hardwood sawmill residues (sawdust and bark) in the area of Baton Rouge, LA showed that moisture content of the residue has the maximum effect on the heat value of the material. Piled residue with average moisture content of 184% had a heat value\\/lb

  14. 78 FR 62326 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Toulouse-Lautrec and La...

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    2013-10-16

    ...California, from on or about January 31, 2015, until on or about April 26, 2015, the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from on or about September 5, 2015, until on or about November 15, 2015,...

  15. The infrastructural complex : a return to big design

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    Campos, Robert Timothy, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    A new pattern of territorial settlement is proposed for the 70 mile-long strip straddling the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana (here termed the "South Louisiana-Mississippi River Corridor"). ...

  16. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 87, 033106 (2013) Anisotropic terahertz response from a strong-field ionized electron-ion plasma

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    Becker, Andreas

    2013-01-01

    Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 ultrafast excitation of an electron-hole plasma" [5]. In this paper, we follow the Ansatz used by Golde et

  17. Crown Zellerbach Well No. 2, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Volume I. Completion and testing. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-01-01

    The Crown Zellerbach Well No. 2, approximately 23 miles east of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the eighth successful test of a geopressured-geothermal aquifer under the DOE Wells of Opportunity program. The well was tested through the annulus between 7-inch casing and 2-3/8 inch tubing. Two flow tests and one reservoir pressure buildup test were conducted on the lower zone during a 13-day period. A total of 12,489 barrels of water was produced. The highest flow rate achieved was about 3887 BWPD. One flow test followed by a buildup period was conducted on the combined upper and lower zones during a 3-day period. A total of 4739 barrels of water was produced. The highest flow rate achieved was about 3000 BWPD. The gas/water ratio measured during testing was about 32.0 SCF/BBL for the lower zone. The extrapolated latoratory data indicates that the solubility of the gas is 55.7 SCF/BBL. It appears that the reservoir brine is considerably undersaturated. The methane content of the flare line gas averaged 71.0 mole percent. Crown Zellerbach Company carefully studied the commercial feasibility of using the well to produce energy for a wood-drying facility and decided against the project.

  18. Loss of Resources and Hurricane Experience as Predictors of Postpartum Depression Among Women in Southern Louisiana

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    Ehrlich, Matthew; Xiong, Xu; Buekens, Pierre; Pridjian, Gabriella; Elkind-Hirsch, Karen

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background After a natural disaster, mental disorders often become a long-term public health concern. Previous studies under smaller-scale natural disaster conditions suggest loss of psychosocial resources is associated with psychological distress. Methods We examined the occurrence of depression 6 and 12 months postpartum among 208 women residing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who were pregnant during or immediately after Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Based on the Conservation of Resources (COR) theory, we explored the contribution of both tangible/financial and nontangible (psychosocial) loss of resources (LOR) on the outcome of depression, measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). We also investigated the influence on depression of individuals' hurricane experience through a Hurricane Experience Score (HES) that includes such factors as witnessing death, contact with flood waters, and injury to self or family members. Results Both tangible and nontangible LOR were associated with depression cross-sectionally and prospectively. Severe hurricane exposure (high HES) was also associated with depression. Regression analysis showed LOR-associated depression was explained almost entirely by nontangible rather than tangible factors. Consistent with COR theory, however, nontangible LOR explained some of the association between severe hurricane exposure and depression in our models. A similar result was seen prospectively for depression at 12 months, even controlling for depression symptoms at 6 months. Conclusions These results suggest the need for preventive measures aimed at preserving psychosocial resources to reduce the long-term effects of disasters. PMID:20438305

  19. ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals: Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment 

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    Geier, E.; Panaev, L.; Waite, R.; Eiklor, L.

    2010-01-01

    to sustain progress ? Ownership by business teams to demonstrate progress ? Plan developed regardless of business environment 4 2009 BRCP ACC Awards ? Elastomers Block Operation ? Butadiene DMC ? Steam system efficiency improvements ? Aromatics SWAT...

  20. 22 January 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    A swamp with cypress trees in the Atchafalaya Basin.Danita Delimont/Getty Images BATON ROUGE, La capital might not conjure up an image of green energy, but some say this is the future of sustainability Wilson Wilson and his wife, Cara Leverett, live in a small shack with their young son and two dogs

  1. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 6): Cleve Reber, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (first remedial action), March 1987. Final report

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    Not Available

    1987-03-31

    The Cleve Reber site is located in Ascension Parish between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally a burrow pit for the construction of a local highway, it was subsequently used as a landfill for both municipal and industrial waste. There are an estimated 6400 drums buried at shallow depths on this 24.6-acre site. The site ties within a 100-year flood plain and the area surrounding the site may fall within the wetlands classification. The site currently contains four surface water ponds. Between 1970 and 1974, it was used as a landfill for both municipal and industrial waste. No records of the waste received at the site are available. The wastes were reportedly segregated into municipals, chemical waste piles, and landfilled. Numerous drums containing chemical wastes were buried onsite. Volatile chemical wastes during handling and disposal reportedly resulted in nausea and illness to the landfill employees. In 1974, the site was abandoned and in 1979 declared an abandoned hazardous waste site by the State. In 1983, the State fenced in the site due to local concern; and in July 1983, EPA conducted an emergency removal.

  2. The Rouge Education Project: Challenges of Implementation.

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    Talsma, Valerie

    2001-01-01

    Describes a program evaluation of the Rouge Education Project (REP), a school-based environmental education program that uses water monitoring, telecommunications, and student actions to improve water quality. Reports that results indicated that the REP met its goals of increasing awareness and concern about the Rouge River and developing a…

  3. The Interaction of Implicit Learning, Explicit Hypothesis Testing Learning, and Implicit-to-Explicit Knowledge Extraction

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    Varela, Carlos

    : cognitive modeling, cognitive science, psychology, skill learning, implicit learning, neu- ral networksThe Interaction of Implicit Learning, Explicit Hypothesis Testing Learning, and Implicit-Columbia Columbia, MO 65211 Robert Mathews Psychology Department Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803

  4. Richard Vlosky1 , Tood Shupe, Qinglin Wu

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    centru Sveu~ili{ta u Louisia- ni, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. #12;SA@ETAK · Ovaj rad drugi je dio studije izjasnilo se kako su u regijama u kojima djeluju njihove tvrtke imali problema sa spomenutim termitima. Klju

  5. 77 FR 6622 - Environmental Impact Statement: Caddo Parish, LA

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    2012-02-08

    ...intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: January 12, 2012. Charles W. Bolinger, Division Administrator, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [FR Doc. 2012-2772 Filed 2-7-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

  6. 78 FR 65747 - Environmental Impact Statement: Adoption: St. Tammany Parish, LA

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    ...intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: October 23, 2013. Charles W. Bolinger, Division Administrator, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [FR Doc. 2013-26051 Filed 10-31-13; 8:45 am] BILLING...

  7. 77 FR 38708 - Environmental Impact Statement: Ouachita Parish, LA

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    ...intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: June 21, 2012. Charles W. Bolinger, Division Administrator, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [FR Doc. 2012-15662 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

  8. This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research

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    Castoe, Todd A.

    -Scale Systems, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Article history. It is unknown how effective this common approach is overall, however, because there is no ``gold standard

  9. ISSN 0957-4484 NANOTECHNOLOGYVolume 20 Number 43 28 october 2009

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    Rogers, John A.

    61801, USA 4 Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 in a polymer film that is subsequently coated by blanket deposition of gold layer via electron beam evaporation

  10. ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    This presentation describes the environmental sampling completed by EPA in southeastern Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina caused major catastrophic damage. Presentation also describes EPA's Environmental Unit activities in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA, and Dallas, TX....

  11. Fogwater Chemistry and Air Quality in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Corridor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kommalapati, R. R.; Raja, S.; Ravikrishna, R.; Murugesan, K.; Collett, J. L.; Valsaraj, K.

    2007-05-01

    The presence of fog water in polluted atmosphere can influence atmospheric chemistry and air quality. The study of interactions between fog water and atmospheric gases and aerosols are very important in understanding the atmospheric fate of the pollutants. In this Study several air samples and fogwater samples were collected in the heavily industrialized area of Gulf Coast corridor( Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA). A total of 32 fogwater samples were collected, comprising of nine fog events in Baton Rouge (Nov 2004 to Feb 2005) and two fog events in Houston (Feb, 2006), during the fog sampling campaigns. These samples were analyzed for pH, total and dissolved carbon, major inorganic ions, organic acids, and aromatics, aldehydes, VOCs, and linear alkanes organic compounds. Fogwater samples collected in Houston show clear influence of marine and anthropogenic environment, while Baton Rouge samples reveal a relatively less polluted environment. Also, a time series observation of air samples indicated that fog event at the monitoring site impacted the air concentrations of the pollutants. This is attributed to presence of surface active organic matter in fog water.

  12. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser

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    Afton, Alan D.

    François Bolduc1, 3,*, Alan D. Afton2 1 School of Renewable Natural Resources, and 2 USGS-Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 Chenier, Louisiana. Specifically, we compared hydrologic variables (1) between IM and unimpounded

  13. 45Agron. Sustain. Dev. 26 (2006) 4554 INRA, EDP Sciences, 2006

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2006-01-01

    Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA d Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA b Louisiana State University Agricultural Center- seeded cultural systems in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Mis- sissippi, Missouri and Florida (Linscombe et

  14. Nicole AMIDIEU-MICHAUD LA CROIX-ROUGE LYONNAISE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    nazis : Une mission impossible ? (Editions Payot, Lausanne ­ 1988). Pour les sociétés nationales de la-Rouge française et la Croix-Rouge allemande, cette dernière étant sous le total contrôle des nazis et de L

  15. LaURGE: Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education

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    Nunn, J. A.; Agnew, J.

    2009-12-01

    NSF and the Shell Foundation sponsor a program called Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education (LaURGE). Goals of LaURGE are: 1) Interweave geoscience education into the existing curriculum; 2) Provide teachers with lesson plans that promote interest in geoscience, critical thinking by students, and are consistent with current knowledge in geoscience; and 3) Provide teachers with supplies that make these lessons the highlights of the course. Biology workshops were held at LSU in Baton Rouge and Centenary College in Shreveport in July 2009. 25 teachers including 5 African-Americans attended the workshops. Teachers were from public and private schools in seven different parishes. Teacher experience ranged from 3 years to 40 years. Courses impacted are Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Science. The workshops began with a field trip to Mississippi to collect fossil shark teeth and create a virtual field trip. After the field trip, teachers do a series of activities on fossil shark teeth to illustrate evolution and introduce basic concepts such as geologic time, superposition, and faunal succession. Teachers were also given a $200 budget from which to select fossils for use in their classrooms. One of our exercises explores the evolution of the megatoothed shark lineage leading to Carcharocles megalodon, the largest predatory shark in history with teeth up to 17 cm long. Megatoothed shark teeth have an excellent fossil record and show continuous transitions in morphology from the Eocene to Pliocene. We take advantage of the curiosity of sharks shared by most people, and allow teachers to explore the variations among different shark teeth and to explain the causes of those variations. Objectives are to have teachers (and their students): 1) sort fossil shark teeth into biologically reasonable species; 2) form hypotheses about evolutionary relationships; and 3) describe and interpret evolutionary trends in the fossil Megatoothed lineage. The exercise concludes with discussion of the environmental and biotic events occurring between the Eocene and Miocene epochs that may have caused evolutionary changes in the megatooth shark’s teeth. Other topics covered include radiometric age dating, biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on the carbon and sulfur cycles. Pretests and posttests were administered to assess effectiveness of the program as well as identify teacher misconceptions. This information will be used in future workshops. NSF funding will allow the biology workshops to be repeated in 2010. In addition, a new workshop for physics teachers will be introduced in 2010.

  16. Lipid Catabolism of Invertebrate Predator Indicates Widespread Wetland Ecosystem Degradation

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    Afton, Alan D.

    Lipid Catabolism of Invertebrate Predator Indicates Widespread Wetland Ecosystem Degradation Michael J. Anteau1 *¤ , Alan D. Afton2 1 School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America, 2 Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research

  17. Management and Conservation Article Habitat Use by Female Mallards in the Lower Mississippi

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    Afton, Alan D.

    .2193/2008-118 KEY WORDS Anas platyrhynchos, Arkansas, compositional analysis, forested wetland, hunting, Louisiana Alluvial Valley BRUCE E. DAVIS,1 School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA ALAN D. AFTON, United States Geological Survey, Louisiana Cooperative Fish

  18. 75 FR 69399 - Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves

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    ...evaluate the performance of the Louisiana Coastal Resources Management...visits. Dates and Times: The Louisiana Coastal Resources Management...3rd Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Jobos Bay (Puerto Rico...the McCann Center, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361...

  19. 44 LA LOUISIANE | SUmmEr 2011 hE UNIvErSIty

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    Raghavan, Vijay

    professional practice in Louisiana. "In a world that has only recently awakened to the value of the wetlands44 LA LOUISIANE | SUmmEr 2011 T hE UNIvErSIty of Louisiana at Lafayette Founda- tion honored four professor of architecture at Louisiana State University in Baton rouge. together, they are partners

  20. U.S Markets for Certified and Non-Certified Hardwood Tropical Forest Products

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    Wu, Qinglin

    U.S Markets for Certified and Non-Certified Hardwood Tropical Forest Products Shadia Duery Forest Products Development Center School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Working Paper #76

  1. 77 FR 76453 - Opportunity for Designation in Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; Baton Rouge, LA; Raleigh, NC; and Belmond...

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    ...Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith (east of U.S. Route 385), Donley, Gray, Hansford, Hall (east of U.S. Route 287), Harley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall (north of Prairie Dog Town Fork of the...

  2. SUR LA FLUORESCENCE ROUGE DU VERRE Par L. BRUNINGHAUS.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    SUR LA FLUORESCENCE ROUGE DU VERRE Par L. BRUNINGHAUS. Sommaire. - Cette note est consacrée à l. - Ayant eu récemment l'occasion de lire un mémoire de H. Peters sur la fluorescence rouge du verre, j cathodiques lents, des parois de verre contenant de l'oxygène occlus. E. Goldstein (2) indiqua en 1906 qu

  3. Coastal Louisiana Activity Book

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    remains the largest expanse of coastal wetlands in the contiguous United States. · The Louisiana coast River. · Louisiana is disappearing! An alarming 80% of all coastal wetlands loss in the continentalCoastal Louisiana Activity Book #12;Coastal Louisiana: Did you know? · The Louisiana coastal plain

  4. The Heritage Fallacy: Race, Loyalty, and the First Grambling-Southern Football Game

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    Aiello, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    On Armistice Day 1932, the Southern University Bushmen football team left Baton Rouge and traveled to Monroe, Louisiana to play the Tigers of Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute for the first time. Normal was far younger than Southern. It was a two-year junior college in the northeast cotton town of Grambling, and its football team was…

  5. Communication, Litigation, and Financial Auditing: Grady Hazel's Views

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    Ramsey, Richard David

    2007-01-01

    This article reports the substance of an interview with Grady R. Hazel, Executive Director of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Hazel has been director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs since 1995. The 6,500-member organization is headquartered in Kenner, a suburb of New Orleans. A native of Baton Rouge, Hazel has been…

  6. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 158 (11) K205-K212 (2011) K205 0013-4651/2011/158(11)/K205/8/$28.00 The Electrochemical Society

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    Guo, John Zhanhu

    2011-01-01

    /8/$28.00 © The Electrochemical Society Polypyrrole-Titania Nanocomposites Derived from Different Oxidants Suying Wei,a,z PallaviDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA Polypyrrole(PPy)/titania(TiO2) nanocomposites were prepared by an in situ oxidative polymerization method with two different

  7. Hurricane Activity and the Large-Scale Pattern of Spread of an Invasive Plant Species

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    Cronin, James T.

    . Bhattarai*, James T. Cronin Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America Abstract Disturbances are a primary facilitator of the growth and spread historical aerial imagery to determine the growth rate of invasive Phragmites australis patches in wetlands

  8. Comparison of Hurricane Return Levels Using Historical and Geological Records JAMES B. ELSNER AND THOMAS H. JAGGER

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    Elsner, James B.

    Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2004; Donnelly and Webb 2004). Coastal wetlands and lakes are episodi- cally subjected to overwash. The frequency of overwash sand layers in lake and wetland cores provides an esti- mate of their return period

  9. AMPHIPOD DENSITIES AND INDICES OF WETLAND QUALITY ACROSS THE UPPER-MIDWEST, USA

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    Afton, Alan D.

    AMPHIPOD DENSITIES AND INDICES OF WETLAND QUALITY ACROSS THE UPPER-MIDWEST, USA Michael J. Anteau1,2 and Alan D. Afton3 1 School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803 2 Present address: U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  10. Ecological Engineering 37 (2011) 229240 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Vermont, University of

    2011-01-01

    . Boumanse , Joseph M. Suhaydaf , Robert Gambrella a Dept. of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana, United States f Hurricane Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States a r Accepted 6 November 2010 Available online 14 December 2010 Keywords: Peat collapse Wetland loss Subsidence

  11. FIRE IN FLOODPLAIN FORESTS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN USA: INSIGHTS FROM DISTURBANCE ECOLOGY OF NATIVE BAMBOO

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    Gagnon, Paul

    BAMBOO Paul R. Gagnon Louisiana State University Department of Biological Sciences 202 Life Sciences Building Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803 Current address: University of Florida Department of Wildlife, fire WETLANDS, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 2009, pp. 520­526 ' 2009, The Society of Wetland Scientists 520 #12

  12. Paleoseismology study of the Cache River Valley, southern Illinois, and New Madrid seismic zone, southeast Missouri and northeast Kansas

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    Noonan, Brian James

    1999-01-01

    Mississippi Arkansas Louisiana N ~ Shreveport ~eii Alexandri'au Mississi It s. Louisiana Baton Rouge in = Ifuiei IIII, ew=: Orleans ~ , II) g , ;L, its Scale 20 0 2040MI 3~0it 60 KM Figure 7. Surficial geology of the Lower Mississippi...

  13. Quantum criticality due to incipient phase separation in the two-dimensional Hubbard model E. Khatami,1,2 K. Mikelsons,1,2 D. Galanakis,1 A. Macridin,3 J. Moreno,1 R. T. Scalettar,4 and M. Jarrell1

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    California at Davis, University of

    transition was studied by Gull et al.13 and used to map out the phase diagram of this model in the spaceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA 2 Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221, USA 3Fermilab, P.O. Box 500, Batavia

  14. FORESTRY, WILDLIFE, & FISHERIES Alumni Association

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    FORESTRY, WILDLIFE, & FISHERIES Alumni Association School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 By-Law #2 of the Forestry-Wildlife-Fisheries Alumni) fisheries/aquaculture. The committee will seek names for nominations from the School Director. Alumni

  15. Optimization of 3D Plasmonic Crystal Structures for Refractive Index Sensing Joana Maria,

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    Rogers, John A.

    Laboratory, UniVersity of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State UniVersity, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, Mathematics and Computer Science DiVision, Argonne array of subwavelength cylindrical nanowells in a polymer conformally coated with a gold film. Using

  16. Louisiana Coastal Area, Louisiana Ecosystem Restoration

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    1 Louisiana Coastal Area, Louisiana Ecosystem Restoration Six Projects Authorized by Section 7006(e for Peer Review, released December 16, 2004. The Report of the Chief of Engineers for ecosystem restoration for the Louisiana Coastal Area, dated January 31, 2005, (hereinafter referred to as the "restoration plan

  17. Metal concentrations and trace metal Al and Fe ratios in soil of the Chenier Plain, southwest Louisiana coastal zone.

    PubMed

    DeLaune, R D; Jugsujinda, A; Gambrell, R P; Miao, S

    2008-02-15

    Soil baseline metal concentrations were determined in 220 surface soil samples collected from the Chenier Plain area of southwest coastal Louisiana. Regression relationships between Al, Fe, and various metals were calculated from the data set. The use of these relationships to identify enhanced metal contents in the Chenier Plain soils is presented. Statistical analyses showed an average Al concentration of 1.6% with a maximum concentration of 4.8% and a minimum concentration of 1.3 mg kg(-1). Al concentration in the sediments was positively correlated at the 1% significance level to Cu (r = 0.577**), Pb (r = 0.936**), Cr (r = 0.969**), Ni (r = 0.830**), Cd (r = 0.617**), and Zn (r = 0.506**), but only a 5% significance correlation was found with Mn (r = 0.148*). Average Fe concentration was 1.2% with a maximum value of 3.4% and a minimum concentration of 9.3 mg kg(-1). Fe concentration in the sediments was positively correlated at the 1% significance level to Cu (r = 0.586**), Pb (r = 0.847**), Cr (r = 0.875**), Ni (r = 0.932**), Cd (r = 0.803**), Zn (r = 0.551**), and Mn (r = 0.479**). These relationships were used to evaluate sites for metal contamination. Data from two known contaminated sites, Capitol Lake (Baton Rouge, LA) and Bayou Trepagnier (LA), fell well outside the prediction limits developed with the Chenier Plain Al and Fe metal regression lines for Cr and Zn. Pb and Cd at Capitol Lake were also elevated beyond the metal/Al prediction developed for the Chenier Plain, but the prediction was not out of range when using the metal/Fe regression. Samples from additional sites with no known metal contamination fell within the predictive limits of the regression equations except for Cd and Pb at some sites. Data presented showed that metal/Al and metal/Fe regression relationships can be used as a tool for identifying areas of potential metal contamination in the coastal zone, but must be regionally correlated. PMID:18205062

  18. Louisiana Transportation Research Center

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center LTRC www.ltrc.lsu.edu 2012-13 ANNUALREPORT #12;The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) is a research, technology transfer, and training center administered jointly by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Louisiana State

  19. Losing Louisiana

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    Wise, Zach

    2006-01-01

    There are many opportunities to gain knowledge of the current situation in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina by reading technical reports and viewing tables of data. But, those looking for another complementary way to look at the region should take a close look at this rather engaging site. Beginning with a compelling visual introduction that includes photographs of the wetlands of the Mississippi Delta, the site offers an aerial view of the region, complete with interactive elements that allow users to click on a number of locations, including New Orleans. Within each section, visitors will be treated to a series of photographs, augmented by audio features that include interviews with coastal restoration experts and local folks affected by the hurricane. There are even a few Quick Time features that allow users to explore some of the sites profiled here. Finally, visitors can also learn about the history of the levees as well as the ominous phenomenon of subsidence, which Louisianans have dealt with for centuries.

  20. CURRICULUM VITAE GARY L. FINDLEY

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    Findley, Gary L.

    : Journal of Physical Chemistry; The Physical Review; Physical Review Letters; Journal of the American Chemical Society; Chemical Physics Letters; Theoretica Chimica Acta; Biosystems; International Journal-1975. Graduate Study in Microbiology. The Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, 1975-1978. Ph.D. in Physical

  1. Dose titration of sericea lespedeza leaf meal on Haemonchus contortus infection in lambs and kids

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    J. M. Burke; N. C. Whitley; D. A. Pollard; J. E. Miller; T. H. Terrill; K. E. Moulton; J. A. Mosjidis

    2011-01-01

    The objective of three experiments was to determine the impact of supplementing sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata; SL) in three concentrations in a loose or pelleted diet on gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) in small ruminants. Experiments on lambs were conducted at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service in Booneville, AR (Exp. 1) and at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA (Exp. 2);

  2. dHvA measurements on LaSb2 R. G. Goodrich1

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    . Adams1 , and D. Hall2 * 1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, but other frequencies found in the band calculation are not observed experimentally. The effect as magnetic field sensors in read-write heads. Magnetic materials are often employed, since suppressing

  3. Marcel Rejmnek at 60 the man and his work Born 5 June 1946, Hradec Krlov, Czechoslovakia.

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    Leps, Jan "Suspa"

    u c a t i o n : Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia: MSc (botany), 1969; RNDr. (botany), 1970 of Botany, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia; 1977­1978:Institute of Radioecology and Applied, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA; 1986­1988: Assistant Professor, Department of Botany

  4. WETLANDS, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2005, pp. 594606 2005, The Society of Wetland Scientists

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    Craft, Christopher B.

    594 WETLANDS, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2005, pp. 594­606 2005, The Society of Wetland Scientists Conservancy 821 SE 14th Avenue Portland, Oregon, USA 97214 4 Present Address: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA, USA 70803 E-mail: sgraham@lsu.edu Abstract: Forms

  5. THE EFFECT OF CHANNELIZATION ON FLOODPLAIN SEDIMENT DEPOSITION AND SUBSIDENCE ALONG THE POCOMOKE RIVER, MARYLAND1

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    controversial engineering practice aimed at controlling flooding and draining wetlands, occurred along- ture and lumber resulted in the wide-scale ditching of wetlands and channelization of streams in order.S. Geological Survey, 3535 S Sherwood Forest Blvd. Suite 120, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816, formerly Ecologist

  6. This article was originally published in a journal published by Elsevier, and the attached copy is provided by Elsevier for the

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    Liu, Kam-biu

    of London, TW20 0EX, UK f Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in northwestern China by focusing on the MIS 3 lacustrine-wetland sequences in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau. The lacustrine-wetland sequence at the Suancigou section documented four major

  7. FieldIndicators of Hydric Soils

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    Gray, Matthew

    .F. Pringle, Soil Scientist, NRCS, Wetland Science Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana #12;Field Indicators Soils, Version 5.01, 2003 Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetland Science Institute Soil, Florida; P.M. Whited, Soil Scientist, NRCS, Wetland Science Institute, Amherst, Massachusetts; and R

  8. 126 American Scientist, Volume 95 Feature Articles

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    Liu, Kam-biu

    having been toppled during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.) The wind speed in Baton Rouge, where I lived by a Category-4 or -5 hurricane--the likes of Camille (1969), Hugo (1989) or Andrew (1992)--or that a lesser. Reproduction with permission only. Contact perms@amsci.org. As a resident of hurricane-prone Louisiana, I

  9. The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 749-758 (2003)

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    Henry, Darrell

    2003-01-01

    749 The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 749-758 (2003) TOURMALINE-BEARING QUARTZ VEINS University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, U.S.A. ABSTRACT The alkali-deficient tourmaline, foitite [ (Fe2+ 2 Baraboo Quartzite in south-central Wisconsin. The bluish green prismatic crystals of tourmaline

  10. NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS Dunn, M.A., R.P. Vlosky, and T.F. Shupe. 2005. Homebuilders attitudes and

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    , Properties, and Quality `04. October 13-16, 2004. St. Petersburg, Russia. Kallioranta, Sanna M. and Richard P fishing survey: the Red River. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Research Summary 161. Baton Rouge. Petersburg, Russia. Piao, C., T.F. Shupe, C.Y. Hse,

  11. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Zhang, Hongchao

    ://www.math.lsu.edu/hozhang, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Address(es) of author(s) should for Nonconvex Stochastic Composite Optimization Saeed Ghadimi · Guanghui Lan · Hongchao Zhang the date be given 1 #12;2 S. GHADIMI, G. LAN, AND H. ZHANG 1 Introduction In this paper, we consider the following

  12. School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin

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    School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin 2010-2011 #12;2 School of Veterinary Medicine About of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu/art_show.htm #12;2010­2011 Bulletin 22010­2011 Bulletin 1 2010, and other mail sent to­School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. Statement

  13. School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin

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    School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin 2009-2010 #12;2 School of Veterinary Medicine About at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, March 28-April 26, 2009. #12;2009­2010 Bulletin of address, undeliverable copies, and other mail sent to­School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, Baton Rouge

  14. The Development of the GCPCC Protein Crystallography Beamline at CAMD

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    Phillips, George N. Jr.

    The Development of the GCPCC Protein Crystallography Beamline at CAMD Mitchell D. Millera , George, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Abstract. The Gulf Coast Protein Crystallography, this beamline will deliver a flux comparable to an NSLS bending magnet protein crystallography (PX) beamline

  15. NCC and TTCCNCC and TTCC RelationshipRelationship

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    for collaboration and new initiatives, and be part of theinitiatives, and be part of the CP Road Map Mix Design and AnalysisCP Road Map Mix Design and Analysis Track team.Track team. #12;National Center forNational CenterBaton Rouge, Louisiana #12;National Concrete ConsortiumNational Concrete Consortium (NCC) Vision(NCC) Vision

  16. Ms. Mentor Unmasked

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    Krebs, Paula

    2008-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Emily Toth, who writes the monthly "Ms. Mentor" academic advice column in the "Chronicle of Higher Education" and teaches in the English department at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. She is the author of "Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia" (1997), "Inside Peyton Place: The Life…

  17. Beowulf bootcamp: teaching local high schools about HPC

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    Steven R. Brandt; Chirag Dekate; Phillip LeBlanc; Thomas Sterling

    2010-01-01

    The Beowulf Bootcamp is an initiative designed to raise the awareness of and interest in high performance computing in the high schools the area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The goal is to familiarize students with all aspects of a supercomputer, giving them hands-on experience with touching or assembling hardware components. No less significant to the High Performance Computing adventure was

  18. 97Reprod. Nutr. Dev. 46 (2006) 97104 INRA, EDP Sciences, 2006

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2006-01-01

    , Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA 70803, USA (Received 21 March 2005; accepted 18 April 2005 Goat- anti-rabbit (EMS, Hatfield, PA, USA) cou- pled to 15 nm of colloidal gold (1:10) for 1.5 h at RT

  19. 05/02/2006 10:33 AMMagnetic Protection Page 1 of 3http://focus.aps.org/story/v17/st12

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    Adams, Philip W.

    , researchers describe how the addition of a gold nanolayer to a thin superconducting film allows the material and his colleagues at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge built 2- to 30-nanometer-thick layers of beryllium, a superconductor, on a glass substrate, then deposited a half-nanometer gold film on top

  20. Al Roy: The First Modern Strength Coach

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    Todd, Terry

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a historical perspective through the story of Alvin Roy, the first modern strength coach. Roy went against the common belief in the 1950s that weight lifting made athletes slow and bulky. When the football coaches at Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, allowed him to set up and supervise a weight-training program,…

  1. WHERE OUR MURP ALUMNI WORK Urban and regional planners do many types of jobs and are involved in almost any kind of government or

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    Kulp, Mark

    in almost any kind of government or private activity that seeks to affect the future or respond to community change. Our more than 400 alumni work in government, with non-profit agencies, and in private industry) Louisiana Housing Alliance (Baton Rouge, LA) Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (Washington, DC

  2. Louisiana Geological Survey

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Louisiana Geological Survey, located at Louisiana State University, developed this website to promote its goal to provide geological and environmental data that will allow for environmentally sound natural resource development and economic decisions. Users can find general information about the Survey's mission, staff, plan, and history. The website features the research and publications of the Basin Research, Cartographic, Coastal, Geologic Mapping, and Water and Environmental sections. Researchers can discover stratigraphic charts of Louisiana, information on lignite resources, and other geologic data.

  3. 7 CFR 354.2 - Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Rouge2 St. JamesBaton Rouge 3Uncle Sam Baton Rouge3 VeniceNew Orleans 4Points on the Mississippi River above the St. Charles-Jefferson Parish boundary to and including Gramercy, LA: any point below...

  4. 7 CFR 354.2 - Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Rouge2 St. JamesBaton Rouge 3Uncle Sam Baton Rouge3 VeniceNew Orleans 4Points on the Mississippi River above the St. Charles-Jefferson Parish boundary to and including Gramercy, LA: any point below...

  5. 7 CFR 354.2 - Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Rouge2 St. JamesBaton Rouge 3Uncle Sam Baton Rouge3 VeniceNew Orleans 4Points on the Mississippi River above the St. Charles-Jefferson Parish boundary to and including Gramercy, LA: any point below...

  6. The Louisiana Scholarship Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Egalite, Anna J.; Mills, Jonathan N.

    2014-01-01

    The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), also known as the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, provides public funds for low-income students in low-performing public schools to enroll in local private schools. The program was initially piloted in New Orleans in 2008; Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and the state legislature…

  7. ANNUAL REPORT LOUISIANA TECH

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Director of Recreation 14 Years · Director of Recreation 5 years Education · Bachelor of Science, Health and Physical Education, Louisiana Tech University (1981) · Master of Science, Education, Louisiana Tech · Coordinator of Fitness/Wellness 5 years Education · Bachelor of Science - Health Science - University

  8. Louisiana Tech University Biomechanics

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Biomechanics The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Biomechanics. POSITION: Assistant Professor. Tenure-track, Nine in the area of Biomechanics. Advise undergraduate students. Conduct research and secure external funding

  9. 75 FR 27641 - Safety Zone; Marathon Oil Refinery Construction, Rouge River, Detroit, MI

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-18

    ...USCG-2010-0333] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Marathon Oil Refinery Construction, Rouge River...portion of the Rouge River during the Marathon Oil Refinery Construction project. This...of equipment in conjunction with the Marathon Oil Refinery Construction project....

  10. Smart Baton System: a universal remote control system in ubiquitous computing environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Akira Saito; Masateru Minami; Yoshihiro Kawahara; Hiroyuki Morikawa; Tomonori Aoyama

    2003-01-01

    This paper describes a universal remote control system - Smart Baton System. This system enables users to explicitly and easily choose an appliance with a laser pointer, and provides users with an appropriate user interface that is customized for each appliance. Furthermore, with user authentication, this system allows an appliance to provide differentiated service to each user.

  11. A Market Based Strategy for Rural Development In Northwest Louisiana

    E-print Network

    Forest Products Laboratory Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Louisiana State University Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Louisiana State University-Shoals Community College #12;Team Members Dr. Pamela Monroe Lydia Blalock School of Human Ecology Louisiana State

  12. WRP Sabine Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Wetlands Reserve Program site in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Landowner restored his often-flooded cattle pasture to its natural wetland state by creating shallow water areas, establishing food plots and pollinator plots, and installing wood duck nesting boxes....

  13. Louisiana Division of Archaeology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Louisiana Division of Archaeology is part of the state's Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Their website offers a multitude of resources, including their homepage "What Do I Do if...?" section that helps those in Louisiana who might find artifacts on their property, an archaeological site, or an old burial site. Another helpful guide on their homepage is the "Are you looking for information about" section. Visitors should take a look at the "free books about Louisiana archaeology" to see the available books that can ordered for free, or just read directly from the site. Some of the titles include "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana: A Driving Trail Guide", "El Nuevo Constante", and "Poverty Point". Visitors will enjoy the interactive "Los Adaes Site Explorer", at the bottom of the page, which highlights the Spanish mission built in the early 1700s to protect land that is now Texas, Florida, and Mexico.

  14. Louisiana estuary loss reviewed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sackett, Bill

    The state of Louisiana loses ˜80 km2 or about 1% of the state's coastal wetlands from its estuaries each year, according to Donald F. Boesch, executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Boesch was the cooordinator and a speaker at the seventh in a series of seminars on the nation's estuaries, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Estuarine Programs Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service.

  15. Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    When a young United States finalized the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, they in some ways literally didn't know what they were getting. Certainly a number of surveyors, explorers, and Native Americans had traversed different segments of this vast territory, but it had by no means been completely explored and documented. Recently, the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress created this rather delightful online collection that tells the historical and cultural story of the European explorations of these lands. The collection contains 119 items such as a Native American map of the Upper Missouri from 1801 and the "Accurate Map of North America" by Emmanuel Bowen from 1767. First-time visitors should make a point of reading the 118-page explanatory essay offered here. It covers such topics as the cartographic setting of the Purchase and Louisiana's tenure as a Spanish colony.

  16. Wetlands loss in Louisiana

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    One third of coastal Louisiana could sink beneath the Gulf of Mexico by 2050, if no new restoration efforts take place, the U.S. Geological Survey announced on 20 May.The state could lose about 1800 square km of coastal land on top of its earlier losses. Louisiana already has lost about 4920 square km of coastal land, mostly marshland, during the 20th century. The state has the distinction of being the location of about 90% of total coastal marshland that has been lost to date in the continental U.S.

  17. Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yuill, Brendan; Reed, Denise J.

    2009-06-01

    Understanding Subsidence: Implications for Coastal Restoration and Protection Planning; New Orleans, Louisiana, 13 January 2009; The high rates of subsidence in coastal Louisiana are a well-documented component of regional land loss, ecosystem function deterioration, and coastal engineering failures. For agencies tasked with managing the effects of subsidence, the wide variability of these rates and their sharp spatial gradients pose significant challenges. Further, there is a lack of scientific consensus on what processes are most responsible for the observed subsidence, which creates uncertainty surrounding spatial patterns of subsidence, as well as a lack of consensus on what areas are most susceptible to it—not trivial questions for the resource management community. To address these issues, the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Program held a symposium in January. The objective of the symposium was twofold: (1) to educate coastal managers on the assumptions of the contemporary methods of monitoring subsidence and (2) to solicit input from the management community on their primary subsidence concerns regarding coastal management projects such as levee construction and mechanical marsh creation, emphasizing spatial and temporal scale issues. Symposium outcomes were incorporated into a guidance manuscript prepared by UNO to help communicate the current scientific understanding of subsidence in coastal Louisiana to the nontechnical management community.

  18. Geographic Education in Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lewis, Anthony J.

    2004-01-01

    In this article, the author analyzes and summarizes geographic education in Louisiana from a historical perspective with a specific emphasis on the degree to which geography was implemented into the state's standards. To accomplish that, he draws from the following three sources of information: active and retired social studies teachers from a…

  19. Louisiana Coastal Wetlands and Louisiana Coastal Grey Literature: Vanishing Treasures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gina R. Costello

    2007-01-01

    Over the last century Louisiana has lost an alarming amount of coastal wetlands to coastal erosion. Natural disasters and\\u000a manmade solutions to problems alike have contributed to this national tragedy. A vast amount of grey literature documenting\\u000a the history of land loss in Louisiana has been produced, but never collocated for researchers’ use. The Louisiana Coastal\\u000a Grey Literature Project endeavored

  20. The Killing Fields on TV: A Critical Analysis of Network Coverage of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Ted J., III; Grassmick, David E.

    In an effort to determine the nature of American network television news coverage of the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia, a study examined the television evening news from April 16, 1975, the date on which the Lon Nol government first offered to capitulate to the Khmer Rouge, through January 8, 1979, when news of the fall of Phnom Penh to the…

  1. L'ENTREPRISE VERTE ET LES BOUES ROUGES Les pratiques controverses de la responsabilit socitale l'usine

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    à l'usine d'alumine de Gardanne (1960-1966) Marie-Claire LOISON & Anne PEZET Université Paris années 1960, ses dirigeants envisagent de déverser les boues rouges2 issues de la production d'alumine résidus de la bauxite ayant servi à fabriquer l'alumine ont été baptisés « boues rouges » par Alain

  2. "I Participate, You Participate, We Participate... They Profit," Notes on Revolutionary Educational Activism to Transcend Capital: The Rouge Forum

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gibson, Rich; Queen, Greg; Ross, E. Wayne; Vinson, Kevin

    2007-01-01

    Ten years ago, the Rouge Forum initiated its work with this statement: "The Rouge Forum is a group of educators, students, and parents seeking a democratic society. We are concerned about questions like these: How can we teach against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we gain…

  3. Optimal design of equivalent water depth truncated mooring system based on baton pattern simulated annealing algorithm

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Huo-ming; Huang, Sai-hua; Guan, Wei-bing

    2014-03-01

    The highest similarity degree of static characteristics including both horizontal and vertical restoring force-displacement characteristics of total mooring system, as well as the tension-displacement characteristics of the representative single mooring line between the truncated and full depth system are obtained by annealing simulation algorithm for hybrid discrete variables (ASFHDV, in short). A "baton" optimization approach is proposed by utilizing ASFHDV. After each baton of optimization, if a few dimensional variables reach the upper or lower limit, the boundary of certain dimensional variables shall be expanded. In consideration of the experimental requirements, the length of the upper mooring line should not be smaller than 8 m, and the diameter of the anchor chain on the bottom should be larger than 0.03 m. A 100000 t turret mooring FPSO in the water depth of 304 m, with the truncated water depth being 76 m, is taken as an example of equivalent water depth truncated mooring system optimal design and calculation, and is performed to obtain the conformation parameters of the truncated mooring system. The numerical results indicate that the present truncated mooring system design is successful and effective.

  4. Louisiana's Forests and Forest Products Industries

    E-print Network

    Wu, Qinglin

    sectors?" Louisiana's Forests Louisiana ranks 10th nationally in total production of sawn timber comparedLouisiana's Forests and Forest Products Industries Working Paper # 11 Louisiana Forest Products elliottii) forests of the South. During the 1920's U.S. timber was being harvested at about twice the rate

  5. Louisiana's Children of the Fields.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Junkin, William J., Jr.; Faser, Patricia F.

    Louisiana, like other agricultural states, has long known the cyclic demand for large numbers of seasonal farm workers. These migrant workers are being replaced by machines, except during harvesting of crops which resist mechanization (e.g., strawberries). Families migrate to Louisiana to pick berries. Due to this influx of educatables, the local…

  6. ABSORPTION INFRA-ROUGE DANS LES ALLIAGES NORMAUX Par B. CAROLI (1),

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    884. ABSORPTION INFRA-ROUGE DANS LES ALLIAGES NORMAUX Par B. CAROLI (1), Résumé. - L'absorption de'électrons de Bloch, par une méthode quantique. On en déduit pour les fréquences faibles un coefficient d'absorption sont estimées sur un exemple simple. Abstract. 2014 Infra-red absorption by dilute alloys is studied

  7. EXPOS ET MISE AU POINT BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE POLARIMTRIE DANS L'INFRA-ROUGE

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    apportes sur la structure des cristaux par les études en rayonnement infra-rouge polarisé permet d'infrarouge semblent devoir être attribuées àBérard [7] qui, vers 1810 à Montpellier, explorant le spectre solaire à l » l'analogie parfaite avec le rayonnement lumineux. Le « banc de Melloni » comporte polariseurs et

  8. ADVANCED DIGITAL TERRAIN ANALYSIS USING ROUGNESS-DISSECTIVITY PARAMETERS IN GIS

    E-print Network

    Hung, I-Kuai

    1 ADVANCED DIGITAL TERRAIN ANALYSIS USING ROUGNESS-DISSECTIVITY PARAMETERS IN GIS Peter P. Siska is to develop new methods and procedures for terrain analyses within a GIS environment. The focus is to develop characteristics in one unified package and programmed in GIS using the ARC Macro Language (AML). The digital

  9. New thermochronological constraints for the exhumation of the Aiguilles Rouges massif, Western Alps

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boutoux, Alexandre; Bellahsen, Nicolas; Pik, Raphael; Rolland, Yann; Verlaguet, Anne; Lacombe, Olivier

    2014-05-01

    During Oligo-Miocene times, the proximal part of the European passive margin underwent collisional shortening. In the outermost part of the Alpine arc, this shortening occurred in the fold-and-thrust belts (Bornes, Bauges, Chartreuse and Vercors massifs) with no significant tectonic burial. In the External Crystalline Massifs (ECM: Mont Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, Belledonne, Oisans massifs) the crust was buried at mid-crustal depths below the internal units at 35 to 30 Ma. Along the ECORS profile, the timing of the Mont Blanc massif deformation and exhumation is now well constrained. However, the exhumation of the Aiguilles Rouges massif is much less constrained and this led to various and contrasting interpretations in terms of structural style and sequence of shortening. In this contribution, we present a new thermochronological dataset of the southern part of the Aiguilles Rouges massif. (U-Th-Sm)/He ages on zircons were obtained on three different elevation profiles. Preliminary results indicate ages around 7-8 Ma, which are consistent with Apatite Fission Track data. Those results will allow us to better constrain the timing of the Aiguilles Rouges massifs exhumation relative to the Mont Blanc massif and decipher whether these massifs are deformed in the forward sequence or not, if there were some out-of-sequence major shear zones/thrusts, or if these massifs were deformed sub-coevally. This has major implications in terms of both Alpine collisional wedge kinematics and crustal rheology of the European margin during the Tertiary collision.

  10. Energy Audits of Local Government Buildings (Louisiana DNR)

    E-print Network

    Bruce, A. C.; Lowther, J. D.; Tarver, E.

    1987-01-01

    ENERGY AUDITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS (LOUISIANA DNR) A.C. BRUCE. P.E. & J.D. LOWTHER. P.E. Professors of Mechanical Engineering Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana E. TARVER Program Manager Louisiana Department of Natural...

  11. Box O ce Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (225) 578-5128www.uniontheater.lsu.edu UNION THEATER PRESENTS

    E-print Network

    Harms, Kyle E.

    Box O ce Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (225) 578-5128www.uniontheater.lsu.edu UNION-PROFIT ORG. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 733 Baton Rouge, LA LSU Auxiliary Services LSU Student Union is inspired by French-speaking Louisiana. Saturday, November 2, 2013 · 7:30 p.m. LSU Student Union Theater

  12. New books in review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charlotte I. Lee; Al Croft; Paul H. Boase; Fredrick Trautmann; Prentice A. Meador Jr; James H. McBath; Goodwin F. Berquist Jr; John B. Newman; Thomas W. Benson; Kenneth Wilkens; Larry D. Browning; Charles L. Balcer; Alvin A. Goldberg; William Brooks; C. David Mobtensen; Thorrel B. Fest; Peter E. Kane; Harry P. Kerr; John Waite Bowers; Joseph E. Kruppa; W. R. Zemlin; Joel Adedeji; Samuel L. Leiter; Robert A. Potter; Robert R. Findlay; David Knauf

    1969-01-01

    THE DRAMATIC IMPULSE IN MODERN POETICS. By Don Geiger. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1967; pp. vii + 165. $6.00.CONCEPTUAL FRONTIERS IN SPEECH?COMMUNICATION; REPORT OF THE NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Edited by Robert J. Kibler and Larry L. Barker. New York: Speech Association of America, 1969; pp. ix+242. $3.75; paper $255.PREACHING IN AMERICAN HISTORY: SELECTED

  13. New books in review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Franklyn S. Haiman; W. David Lewis; Malcolm O. Sillars; H. F. Harding; John E. Lama; William T. Hagan; Otto A. Dieter; Vincent M. Bevilacqua; James J. Murphy; Frances W. Ewbank; Wayne E. Brockriede; Merle Ansberry; H. Harlan Bloomer; Don Geiger; Hubert C. Heffner; Kent G. Gallagher; M. James Young; Esther M. Jackson; Robert R. Crosby; Robert Warnock; John A. Mills; T. J. Spencer; Earle Ernst; Peter Arnott; Richard K. Knaub; Zelma H. Weisfeld; Walter S. Dewey; Gary W. Gaiser; Tino T. Balio; John A. Walker; Carla Waal

    1966-01-01

    WENDELL PHILLIPS ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND FREEDOM. By Louis Filler. New York: Hill and Wang, 1965; pp. xxvii+218. $1.95.BLOOD AND FIRE! THE STORY OF GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH AND THE SALVATION ARMY. By Edward Bishop. Chicago: Moody Press, 1965; pp. viii+114. $2.50.D?DAYS AT DAYTON: REFLECTIONS ON THE SCOPES TRIAL. Edited by Jerry R. Tompkins. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1965;

  14. Changes in ultraviolet-B and visible optical properties and absorbing pigment concentrations in pecan leaves during a growing season

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yadong Qial; Shuju Bai

    2003-01-01

    UV-B (280-320 nm) and visible (400-760 nm) spectral reflectance, transmittance, and absorptance; chlorophyll content; W-B absorbing compound concentration; and leaf thickness were measured for pecan (Carya illinoensis) leaves over a growing season (April-October). Leaf samples were collected monthly fiom a pecan plantation located on the Southern University Horticultural Farm, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The leaf spectral reflectance and transmittance were measured

  15. Changes in ultraviolet-B and visible optical properties and absorbing pigment concentrations in pecan leaves during a growing season

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yadong Qi; Shuju Bai; Gordon M Heisler

    2003-01-01

    UV-B (280–320nm) and visible (400–760nm) spectral reflectance, transmittance, and absorptance; chlorophyll content; UV-B absorbing compound concentration; and leaf thickness were measured for pecan (Carya illinoensis) leaves over a growing season (April–October). Leaf samples were collected monthly from a pecan plantation located on the Southern University Horticultural Farm, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The leaf spectral reflectance and transmittance were measured from 280

  16. HEADSTONES OF BERNARD AND MICHAEL JODD, FATHERANDSON CIVILIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    HEADSTONES OF BERNARD AND MICHAEL JODD, FATHER-AND-SON CIVILIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BRICK PERIMETER WALL WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER DURING WALL CONSTRUCTION. VIEW TO WEST. - Baton Rouge National Cemetery, 220 North 19th Street, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

  17. Depicting Coastal Louisiana Land Loss

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Smith, Gregory J.

    2005-01-01

    The Coastal Louisiana Land Loss map depicts historical (1932-2000) changes of land to water and water to land, as well as projected changes (2000-2050). Projections are based on the assumption of no future restoration.

  18. 75 FR 17197 - Certification Related to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Under Section 7071(c) of the Department of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-05

    ...court. In November of 2009 the court successfully concluded Case 001--the trial against the former chief of the Tuol Sleng torture center, Kaing Guek Eav (``Duch''). His trial was the first meaningful attempt to hold a Khmer Rouge official...

  19. Louisiana's Nutrient ManagementLouisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research ProgramsEducational/Research Programs

    E-print Network

    Louisiana's Nutrient ManagementLouisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research ProgramsEducational/Research Programs Matthew F. Stephens Area Agent Calhoun, La. #12;Louisiana Facts Poultry production is largest #12;Louisiana Facts Cotton .....491,000 acres Rice.....530,000 acres Soybeans....770,000 acres Grain

  20. Use of nootkatone as a senescence indicator for Rouge La Toma Cv. grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macf.).

    PubMed

    Biolatto, Andrea; Sancho, Ana M; Cantet, Rodolfo J C; Güemes, Daniel R; Pensel, Norma A

    2002-08-14

    The objective of this research was to study the usefulness of nootkatone as a senescence indicator for Rouge La Toma cv. grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macf.), simulating different treatments that included the normal postharvest handling of citrus fruits: temperature conditioning, cold storage, shipment periods to overseas markets such as Japan and the U.S., marketing conditions, and storage at nonchilling temperature (control treatments). The highest nootkatone levels, determined by GLC-MS analyses, were detected in fruits subjected to control treatments. No significant differences were observed in nootkatone levels between treatments either with or without temperature conditioning prior to the start of the cold storage. Levels of nootkatone increased throughout time for all assayed treatments. The linear regressions of nootkatone levels showed correlation coefficients of 0.80 and 0.83 with storage time (29 and 42 days, respectively). Therefore, nootkatone appears to be a good indicator of senescence for Rouge La Toma grapefruit. PMID:12166965

  1. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Intellectual Property 101

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Intellectual Property 101: Lab Notebooks Richard Kordal, PhD Director, OIPC #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Invention Process · Conception AND · Diligence in Reducing Conception to Practice #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Invention Date · The initial idea date that is supported

  2. Louisiana Tech University EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Part II EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR FACULTY AND STAFF JULY 2013 #12 .......................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Louisiana Tech University Incident Commander of an emergency or natural disaster that occurs within Louisiana Tech University or the general area and impacts

  3. Teaching about the Louisiana Purchase. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Patrick, John J.

    The year 2003 marks the bicentennial of the 1803 Treaty of France, by which the United States of America acquired the Louisiana Territory, an area of more than 828,000 square miles. Upon this acquisition, known as the Louisiana Purchase, the territory of the United States doubled. Historians consider the Louisiana Purchase to be a landmark event…

  4. Collecting and Reporting Dropout Data in Louisiana.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Franklin, Bobby J.; Kochan, Susan

    This paper describes the design and function of Louisiana's statewide student-level database, the Student Information System (SIS). In Louisiana the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the dropout definition of the National Center for Education Statistics for use by all Louisiana public schools in the 1989-1990 school year.…

  5. The USDA national animal germplasm program and the aquatic species collection. In: T.R. Tiersch and C.C. Green (eds.) Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species, 2nd Edition. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, LA

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Diverse genetic resources and the genetic variability within species are the raw materials by which the productivity of aquatic species populations can be increased for food production. Due to the importance of these resources there is growing international awareness that these resources are importa...

  6. Natural farming in Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Hair, M.

    1983-03-31

    This project evaluates the possibility of producing rice and winter grain on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana using very little or no fossil fuel inputs. Radically different natural farming techniques pioneered in Japan were used to establish a continuous yearly cycle of rice, wheat and clover culture with human labor substituted where possible for mineral fuel dependent inputs. An examination of energy flows in food producing systems generally forms the theoretical framework for a discussion and comparison of particular agricultural systems. The components of a complete yearly cycle of farming practices were carried out experimentally, observed, and evaluated. Several varieties of wheat and cover crops were planted in the fall and harvested in the spring, several varieties of rice were broadcast no-till, irrigated, weeded, harvested and milled, and measurements and observation of stand, weeds, insects, disease, nutrients, and harvesting and milling methods were made and discussed. Human labor inputs were recorded and an economic and energetic evaluation of the overall method was made.

  7. A Market Based Strategy for Rural Development In Northwest Louisiana: Maximizing Opportunities Through

    E-print Network

    Professor Lydia Blalock Research Associate School of Human Ecology Louisiana State University Agricultural Forest Products Laboratory Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Louisiana State University Shreveport, Louisiana and the Louisiana State University Agricultural Experiment Station. This Economic

  8. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2002 Introduction This report presents a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) is unique among academic research

  9. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    . Louisiana's vast wetlands maLouisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2005 Introduction This report presents a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute

  10. Experimental marsh management in Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Eugene Turner

    1988-01-01

    Replicated experimental marsh ecosystems are established and planned for research and management of coastal Louisiana wetlands to (1) test management schemes before large scale implementation, and, (2) discriminate between long-term changes and the cumulative impacts of many other alterations. Water level changes are clearly shown to influence plant metabolism, hence ability to of the marsh to withstand sea level rise

  11. Nutria (Myocaster coypus) in Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Baroch; Mark Hafner; Tommy L. Brown; Jeff J. Mach; Richard M. Poché

    2002-01-01

    Biology and Natural History of the Nutria, With Special Reference to Nutria in Louisiana The nutria or coypu (Myocastor coypus) is a rodent native to South America that has been introduced almost worldwide since the early 1900’s, originally with the intent of fur farming in many cases. The nutria is a large (over 6 kg), semi-aquatic rodent with a voracious

  12. Louisiana Cultural Resources Directory 2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harris, Brad, Ed.

    This second edition of the Louisiana Cultural Resources Directory provides an expansion of the scope of information to include artists and organizations engaged in arts activities targeted to adult and general audiences as well as those whose efforts are aimed primarily at school children. The overall intent is to facilitate connections between…

  13. Louisiana Business Education Journal. 1994.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Redmann, Donna, Ed.

    1994-01-01

    This annual journal contains nine articles dealing with business education in Louisiana and elsewhere. The articles "Word Processing Competencies: Which Ones Are Really Necessary?" (Patricia Lynn Anderson, Mary Alice Griffin) and "English Basics Were Developed in Shorthand--Why Not in Keyboarding?" (Clora Mae Baker, Marcia A. Anderson-Yates, Grace…

  14. Pilot oil atlas for Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Bourgoyne, A.T. Jr.; Kimbrell, C.; Gao, Weigang.

    1993-01-01

    An interdisciplinary research team of engineers, geologists, and computer scientists was assembled at LSU to develop unproved methods for prospecting for bypassed oil and to support oil and gas producers in Louisiana. The overall objective of the project was to develop methods for extending the producing life of several types of reservoirs by reducing the amount of oil being bypassed and abandoned. As part of this work, the team collected information available from public sources for several example reservoirs. One task of the project was to develop a format for the compilation of the extensive but cumbersome Louisiana reservoir data so that it could be used by government and industry to evaluate the resource and plan future activities. The existing information system maintained by Louisiana is a Production Audit Reporting System (PARS). It was designed to allow auditing of oil and gas production and severance taxes associated with this production. It was not intended to be used as a database for determining reservoir recovery efficiency or prospecting for oil and gas. Its use for these purposes, however, has been increasing. The database format suggested in this report would allow production information to be easily displayed by reservoir as well as by lease, unit, or well. The data collected as part of the bypassed-oil study was used to illustrate the proposed new format. This pilot database, or atlas, contains information available for 15 reservoirs. It is recommended that LSU continue to compile and publish database information on the potential for bypassed oil in Louisiana's active reservoirs. This technology-transfer activity should focus each year on those active reservoirs involved in hearings of the Louisiana Office of Conservation. It should also focus on reservoirs being screened by LSU for EOR.

  15. Vegetation types in coastal Louisiana in 2013

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Sasser, Charles E.; Visser, Jenneke M.; Mouton, Edmond; Linscombe, Jeb; Hartley, Steve B.

    2014-01-01

    During the summer of 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey, Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Coastal and Nongame Resources Division jointly completed an aerial survey to collect data on 2013 vegetation types in coastal Louisiana. Plant species were listed and their abundance classified. On the basis of species composition and abundance, each marsh sampling station was assigned a marsh type: fresh, intermediate, brackish, or saline (saltwater) marsh. The current map presents the data collected in this effort.

  16. Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 71272

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    Selmic, Sandra

    : ______________________________________________________________________________________ List any food or drug allergies.S. 17:170/R.S. 17:170.1/Schools of Higher Learning) requires all students entering Louisiana Tech

  17. Louisiana Tech University Student Health Center

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    Selmic, Sandra

    : ______________________________________________________________________________________ List any food or drug allergies.S. 17:170/R.S. 17:170.1/Schools of Higher Learning) requires all students entering Louisiana Tech

  18. Horizontal technology helps spark Louisiana`s Austin chalk trend

    SciTech Connect

    Koen, A.D.

    1996-04-29

    A handful of companies paced by some of the most active operators in the US are pressing the limits of horizontal technology to ramp up Cretaceous Austin chalk exploration and development (E and D) across Louisiana. Companies find applications in Louisiana for lessons learned drilling horizontal wells to produce chalk intervals in Texas in Giddings, Pearsall, and Brookeland fields. Continuing advances in horizontal well technology are helping operators deal with deeper, hotter reservoirs in more complex geological settings that typify the chalk in Louisiana. Better horizontal drilling, completion, formation evaluation, and stimulation techniques have enabled operators to produce oil and gas from formations previously thought to be uneconomical. Most of the improved capabilities stem from better horizontal tools. Horizontal drilling breakthroughs include dual powered mud motors and retrievable whipstocks, key links in the ability to drill wells with more than one horizontal lateral. Better geosteering tools have enabled operators to maintain horizontal wellbores in desired intervals by signaling bit positions downhole while drilling. This paper reviews the technology and provides a historical perspective on the various drilling programs which have been completed in this trend. It also makes predictions on future drilling successes.

  19. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    problem. Louisiana's vast wetlands make up approximately 40% of the nation's wetlands. These areasLouisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2010 Louisiana Water a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1

  20. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    problem. Louisiana's vast wetlands make up approximately 40% of the nation's wetlands. These areasLouisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2008 Louisiana Water a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1

  1. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    problem. Louisiana's vast wetlands make up approximately 40% of the nation's wetlands. These areasLouisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2012 Louisiana Water a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1

  2. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    problem. Louisiana's vast wetlands make up approximately 40% of the nation's wetlands. These areasLouisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2007 Louisiana Water a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1

  3. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2013 Louisiana Water a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources

  4. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2011 Louisiana Water a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1, 2011 to February 28, 2012 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources

  5. Smart Bodies: Louisiana Responds to Youth Overweight

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    Murphy, Ellen P.; Holston, Denise; Tuuri, Georgianna

    2005-01-01

    In Louisiana, it is estimated that almost 33% of school-age children are at risk for becoming overweight or are already overweight (Louisiana Office of Public Health, 2004). Studies have shown that poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and weight problems often associated with being overweight adversely affect academic performance in school…

  6. An Expedition Through the Louisiana Purchase

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    Margaret M. Sonntag

    1991-01-01

    An Expedition Through the Louisiana Purchase provides a demonstration lesson for American history and Geography, which integrates the five fundamental themes of geography with a roleplaying lesson on Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. The article, aimed at grades 7–12, includes suggested evaluation procedures, extension lessons, as well as materials and resources. Finally, student outcomes will be discussed

  7. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION Directions: You MUST provide: 1. Type to Traffic Office with documents 3. Tech ID Tech ID Number Social Security Number Driver's License Number other person. I agree to abide by the Louisiana Tech University Traffic Regulations that I received upon

  8. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION Directions: You MUST provide: 1. Print registration 3. Bring to Traffic Office with documents 3. Tech ID Tech ID Number Social Security Number Driver or used by any other person. I agree to abide by the Louisiana Tech University Traffic Regulations that I

  9. Participants Assess the Louisiana Consent Decree.

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    Ginsberg, Rick; Carter, Marie

    1988-01-01

    Analysis of 602 administrators, faculty, and students from Louisiana's public universities revealed attitudes about the Louisiana Consent Decree (LCD) to preserve Black institutions, including the following: (1) Blacks are more positive than Whites about the LCD; (2) LCD has caused more cooperation among Black and White schools; and (3) many are…

  10. Public Libraries in Louisiana Statistical Report, 1996.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fairbanks, Gretchen, Comp.

    The purpose of this report is to provide a record of the development of the State of Louisiana's public libraries, to create an evaluation tool that is useful to local library administrators and trustees. With one exception, "Public Libraries in Louisiana: Statistical Report, 1996" is a summation of the annual reports submitted to the State…

  11. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERISTY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

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    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERISTY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY Clinical Education Health Sciences Center Department of Physical Therapy Clinical Education Manual Table of Contents LSUHSC Coordinator of Clinical Education hhoang@lsuhsc.edu 504-568-4584 Louisiana State University Health Sciences

  12. Politician of the Year 2008: Lifting Louisiana

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    Berry, John N., III

    2008-01-01

    This article features Mitch Landrieu and his contributions to the upliftment of Louisiana through libraries. After the onslaught of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Landrieu said they realized how important libraries are. Now in his second term as lieutenant governor of Louisiana, Landrieu oversees the Office of the State Library along with the…

  13. Why Louisiana Struggles with Math and What Can be Done to Change It: A Report by Louisiana Math Teachers

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    Stephens, Jacqueline

    Why Louisiana Struggles with Math and What Can be Done to Change It: A Report by Louisiana Math Teachers Challenge: Louisiana's Math Education Must Prepare Students for Available Jobs Nationally, nearly two-thirds of fourth and eighth grade students are not proficient in math.1 In Louisiana, even though

  14. Louisiana State University: Tourmaline Today

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Henry, Darrell James, 1951-

    This Louisiana State University website features its research of the mineral tourmaline, which can provide "information on the thermal and fluid history of rocks in which it develops, is intimately associated with some of the world's premier metallic ore deposits, retains chemical signatures of the sources of tourmaline detritus in clastic rocks", and has many additional valuable petrogenetic features. Researchers can find downloads of abstracts and publications of the University's investigations. Students and educators can find information on tourmaline crystal structure, classification, and the highest concentrations of cations and anions in tourmaline.

  15. Structure de donnes pour systmes temps-rel multiprocesseur : l'exemple des arbres rouge-noirs

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Structure de données pour systèmes temps-réel multiprocesseur : l'exemple des arbres rouge.midonnet@univ-paris-est.fr R�SUM� Dans un syst`eme temps r´eel multit^aches, le partage de struc- tures de donn´ees impose la type de structure de donn´ees adapt´e aux environnements temps r´eel multiprocesseur. Les donn´ees sont

  16. Louisiana Tech University EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

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    Selmic, Sandra

    ............................................................................................................................ 3 Role of Students or natural disaster that occurs within Louisiana Tech University campus or the general area. Communications to a safe location and then contact University Police at 257-4018. Individuals making the discovery may also

  17. Implementing CHP in Louisiana: A Case Study 

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    Kozman, T. A.; Carriere, J. L.; Lee, J.

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this research is to evaluate issues related to implementing CHP systems in Louisiana. A case study is used to show the system design, economic analysis and permitting process. The implementation process will focus on the air...

  18. Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships The Admissions Office awards general scholarships to incoming undergraduate students, and various departments and colleges award scholarships to both incoming and continuing students. Information

  19. 76 FR 33804 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00038

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    2011-06-09

    ...a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Louisiana dated 06/02/2011. Incident: Severe Weather, Flash Flooding and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 04/27/2011 through 04/29/2011. Effective Date:...

  20. Chronic dermatitis in nutria in Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Chabreck, R H; Thompson, R B; Ensminger, A B

    1977-07-01

    Chronic dermatitis in nutria (Myocastor coypus) in Louisiana was traced to secondary bacterial and fungal infection resulting from the penetration of achene awns of smooth beggartick (Bidens laevis) into the skin. PMID:916150

  1. 77 FR 55890 - Louisiana Disaster # LA-00048

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-11

    ...Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4080-DR), dated 08/31/2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/26/2012 and continuing. Effective Date: 08/31/2012. Physical Loan Application...

  2. Louisiana Libraries. A Report on the Economic and Service Impact of Louisiana Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.

    Libraries in Louisiana strengthen the economy and serve the people. Libraries and their employees play a significant role in the Louisiana infrastructure, consuming state goods and services, complementing educational institutions, creating a literate citizenry, and providing cost effective access to information for business, industry, government…

  3. Shape L'Âne Rouge: Sliding Wavelets for Indexing and Retrieval.

    PubMed

    Peter, Adrian; Rangarajan, Anand; Ho, Jeffrey

    2008-01-01

    Shape representation and retrieval of stored shape models are becoming increasingly more prominent in fields such as medical imaging, molecular biology and remote sensing. We present a novel framework that directly addresses the necessity for a rich and compressible shape representation, while simultaneously providing an accurate method to index stored shapes. The core idea is to represent point-set shapes as the square root of probability densities expanded in a wavelet basis. We then use this representation to develop a natural similarity metric that respects the geometry of these probability distributions, i.e. under the wavelet expansion, densities are points on a unit hypersphere and the distance between densities is given by the separating arc length. The process uses a linear assignment solver for non-rigid alignment between densities prior to matching; this has the connotation of "sliding" wavelet coefficients akin to the sliding block puzzle L'Âne Rouge. We illustrate the utility of this framework by matching shapes from the MPEG-7 data set and provide comparisons to other similarity measures, such as Euclidean distance shape distributions. PMID:20717478

  4. A Comparison of the Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program

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    A Comparison of the Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program and Four Nationally Recognized Forest Stewardship Plans .. 52 Independent Review of the Management Plans .. .. .. 53 III. Research Methodology Appendix A Program Descriptions .. .. .. .. 63 Louisiana Stewardship Program .. .. .. .. 63 Smartwood

  5. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2003 Introduction This report presents a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1, 2003 to February 28, 2004 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water

  6. Effects of the Morganza Spillway Release on Louisiana Black Bear

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    Gray, Matthew

    11/18/2011 1 Effects of the Morganza Spillway Release on Louisiana Black Bear Population Dynamics November 16, 2011 12:20 pm Plant Biotech 160 Background on Louisiana Black Bears Once abundant throughout Habitat loss Bottomland Background on Louisiana Black Bears Bottomland Hardwoods reduced by >80% by 1980

  7. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    problem. #12;Louisiana's vast wetlands make up approximately 40% of the nation's wetlands. These areasLouisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2006 #12;Introduction This report presents a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute

  8. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    that are important in Louisiana with it's vast wetland areas, agricultural base, and threatened ecosystemsLouisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 1999 Introduction Research Program The 1999 program of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) addressed several

  9. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2000 Introduction This report presents a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1, 2000 to February 28, 2001. The Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI

  10. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2004 Introduction This report presents a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1, 2004 to February 28, 2005 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water

  11. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2001 Introduction This report presents a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1, 2001 to February 28, 2002 under the direction of Dr. Joseph N. Suhayda. The Louisiana

  12. An Overview of the Louisiana Forest Products Community

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    1 An Overview of the Louisiana Forest Products Community Richard Vlosky Director and Professor Community www.Laforestproducts.org #12;2 The Louisiana Forest Products Community is an innovative website. The Community is the most sophisticated state- level forest sector website in the nation. Louisiana

  13. Aechmea mariae-reginae 

    E-print Network

    Hugh D. Wilson

    2011-08-10

    reviews 65 Bryan Givens. Judging Maria de Macedo: A Female Visionary and the Inquisition in Early Modern Portugal. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. viii + 255 pp. $48.00. Review by #17;#25; #30;#31;#18;#30; #23...;#30;#8;#26;#19;#31;#20;#21;, #28;#31;#18;#8;#23;#25;#21; #16;#20;#29;#27;#8; #29;#27;#18;#17;#30;#31;#26;#18;#19;#16;. In his preface to Judging Maria de Macedo: A Female Visionary and the Inquisition in Early Modern Portugal, Bryan Givens tells us he did not set out to write a...

  14. Louisiana hydrologic atlas map no. 2 : Areal extent of freshwater in major aquifers of Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Smoot, Charles W.

    1986-01-01

    The areal availability of freshwater (cl content < 250 mg/L) in 14 major aquifers in Louisiana was investigated. The depth of occurrence of fresh groundwater in Louisiana is variable. The aquifers were mapped to show their areal extent from the outcrop or subcrop to the downdip limit of freshwater. Water in each aquifer becomes saline downdip; but in most areas an overlying (younger) aquifer contains freshwater. None of the major aquifer contains freshwater in northern Louisiana where the Vicksburg and Jackson groups crop out and the underlying Cockfield aquifer (Cockfield Formation) contains saline water. (Peters-PTT)

  15. The Louisiana State Museum Photograph Collection

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Louisiana State Museum Photograph Collection consists of approximately 1500 photographs detailing the people, folkways, traditions, and landscape of Louisiana. The pictures date from the mid-1850s to the early 1920s and document the work of several well-known photographers of the period, including Covert, who was commissioned by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce in 1917 to create a visual record of the civic, commercial, and industrial conditions in the warehouse district of the city. Along with his images, there are numerous stereographic views of New Orleans, plantations throughout the state, rural life, and the French Quarter. The photograph database is searchable in a variety of ways, including photograph title, photographer, subject, and keywords. Overall, persons with an interest in material culture and urban history will find this site quite compelling, and a valuable place for getting the feel and look of late 19th century Louisiana.

  16. Coastal Protection & Restoration: State of Louisiana

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Coastal Protection & Restoration office provides material support and research on the wetlands and coastal areas of Louisiana. Their work includes a long-term master plan for protecting these unique resources, information on flood insurance, and materials for teachers. On their homepage, users will find links to Projects, Teacher Resources, Deepwater Horizon, and News. First-time visitors may wish to look over the Louisiana's Coastal Crisis area to get a sense of the grave problems faced by the state. The Teacher Resources area includes basic definitions of terms such as "coastline" and "shoreline," along with a creative rap about coastal erosion, and several presentations crafted by the agency. Additionally, the site's Library area contains the agency's annual plan and ten different coastal study reports, such as "Vegetation Response to Hurricane Rita in Southwestern Louisiana Marshes."

  17. Pilot oil atlas for Louisiana. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Bourgoyne, A.T. Jr.; Kimbrell, C.; Gao, Weigang

    1993-01-01

    An interdisciplinary research team of engineers, geologists, and computer scientists was assembled at LSU to develop unproved methods for prospecting for bypassed oil and to support oil and gas producers in Louisiana. The overall objective of the project was to develop methods for extending the producing life of several types of reservoirs by reducing the amount of oil being bypassed and abandoned. As part of this work, the team collected information available from public sources for several example reservoirs. One task of the project was to develop a format for the compilation of the extensive but cumbersome Louisiana reservoir data so that it could be used by government and industry to evaluate the resource and plan future activities. The existing information system maintained by Louisiana is a Production Audit Reporting System (PARS). It was designed to allow auditing of oil and gas production and severance taxes associated with this production. It was not intended to be used as a database for determining reservoir recovery efficiency or prospecting for oil and gas. Its use for these purposes, however, has been increasing. The database format suggested in this report would allow production information to be easily displayed by reservoir as well as by lease, unit, or well. The data collected as part of the bypassed-oil study was used to illustrate the proposed new format. This pilot database, or atlas, contains information available for 15 reservoirs. It is recommended that LSU continue to compile and publish database information on the potential for bypassed oil in Louisiana`s active reservoirs. This technology-transfer activity should focus each year on those active reservoirs involved in hearings of the Louisiana Office of Conservation. It should also focus on reservoirs being screened by LSU for EOR.

  18. 75 FR 63447 - Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-15

    ...Statement (EIS) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)--Louisiana, Medium Diversion at Myrtle...John the Baptist parishes, Louisiana. This particular combination...allow for rapid creation of wetland acreage and enable...

  19. 40 CFR 81.92 - Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality...Regions § 81.92 Monroe (Louisiana)—El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Monroe (Louisiana)—El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate...

  20. 40 CFR 272.951 - Louisiana State-administered program: Final authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Louisiana State-administered program: Final authorization. 272.951 ...APPROVED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Louisiana § 272.951 Louisiana State-administered program: Final authorization. (a)...

  1. Jackpot for Insurgent in Louisiana Contest

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2012-01-01

    Campaigns for state school board are typically quiet affairs, eliciting only modest interest from the public and even less from political donors. But the race last fall for the District 2 seat on Louisiana's board of elementary and secondary education was a remarkable exception. The contest attracted the attention of education activists and…

  2. Louisiana State University Property Management Procedures

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    systems of accounting and property management for moveable property/equipment. 3. Definition Moveable1 Louisiana State University Property Management Procedures Subject: Moveable Property and/or Equipment Use, Maintenance, Identification/Tagging, Disposal, Transfer, and Annual Inventory (Note: BOP 4

  3. CONTRACT ROUTING FORM LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Selmic, Sandra

    CONTRACT ROUTING FORM LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY This form is designed for use in routing contracts Services Contracts or contracts administered through the Office of University Research. Name of Person initiating the Routing Process Name of Department Other Party (on contract) Purpose of contract or work

  4. Oil and trouble in the Louisiana wetlands

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Futrell

    2009-01-01

    The Louisiana coast is losing land at the rate of 16.5 sq mi\\/yr. The major portion of marsh destruction has resulted from actions of petroleum companies. The most severe environmental impacts of offshore oil development in the Gulf of Mexico are not oil spills, but construction of onshore support facilities. In the previous 30 years, about 200 sq mi of

  5. State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Louisiana edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher quality…

  6. DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN LOUISIANA LAKES

    EPA Science Inventory

    This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 19 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the State of Louisiana. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index, Pal...

  7. Wide row spacing in Louisiana sugarcane

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    There is growing interest in the Louisiana sugarcane industry for a wider 8 foot row spacing than the conventional 6 foot row spacing. The wide row provides room for two drills of cane about 30 inches apart on each row. This type of wide row spacing lowers acre-feet from 7260 to 5445, thus reducing ...

  8. Frugivory by Wintering Hermit Thrush In Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cheryl M. Strong; David R. Brown; Philip C. Stouffer

    2005-01-01

    We investigated the role of fruit availability in the diet of wintering Catharus guttatus Pallas (Hermit Thrushes) in southeastern Louisiana. Most fecal samples contained fruit and arthropods (N = 126), while few samples contained only arthropods (N = 32). We observed 26 species of fruiting plants at our sites, and found nine in fecal samples. Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon, 52% of

  9. University Medical Center New Orleans, Louisiana

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    1 University Medical Center New Orleans, Louisiana FEBRUARY 6, 2014 #12;22 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL Director Facility Planning & Control SPECIALIZATIONS Healthcare Education #12;33 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Project Team #12;44 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 4 SEPTEMBER 5, 2005 Katrina did not make the decision

  10. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

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    Stephens, Jacqueline

    Rev 07/12 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Sponsored Program Accounting 336 Thomas Boyd Hall TENTATIVE ACCOUNT NUMBER REQUEST AS494 Request Date ________________________ Requested by __________________________________________ Please establish a tentative account number based on information below. A copy of the proposed budget

  11. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Accounts Payable & Travel 217 Thomas Boyd ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Payment via Mail check to Payee's address (listed above) Wire Transfer to Payee's Bank Account * * MUST attach AS493, "Wire Transfer Request Account # Trans Type Object Code Sub Object Code DR/ CR Amount

  12. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

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    Rev 7/12 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Accounts Payable & Travel 217-mail Destination Departure Date Return Date Mapping Account # /1750 Account # Advance Amount ($100 minimum) Due will not be reimbursed directly to me by a third party. I recognize a personal obligation to account for the expenditure

  13. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Rev 7/13 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Accounts Payable & Travel 217 __________________________________ * Must have approval of Donna K.Torres, Associate Vice Chancellor of Accounting and Financial Services _________ _______________________ Donna K. Torres Printed Name Date Employee LSU ID Department Phone Fax E-mail LaCarte Card Account

  14. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Rev 08/07 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Payroll 204 Thomas Boyd Hall entries in error to my account at the indicated financial institution, and I hereby authorize the indicated financial institution to accept and to post such entries to my account. I understand that it is my

  15. A catalog of Louisiana's nesting seabird colonies

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fontenot, William R.; Cardiff, Steve W.; DeMay, Richard A.; Dittmann, Donna L.; Hartley, Stephen B.; Jeske, Clinton W.; Lorenz, Nicole; Michot, Thomas C.; Purrington, Robert Dan; Seymour, Michael; Vermillion, William G.

    2012-01-01

    collective habitats which comprise Louisiana's now fragile coastal zone have taken major hits from commercial/residential, oil & gas, and other industrial development, primarily in the form of coastal erosion exacerbated by these and other factors (Portnoy 1978, Spendelow and Patton 1988, Martin and Lester 1990, Green, et al. 2006). Moreover, during this same period, both geologic subsidence rates (Tornqvist et al. 2008) and mean sea-level (Tornqvist et al. 2002) have increased, along with significant tropical storm activity; all of which have combined to impact available marsh, barrier island, beach, and dredge spoil nesting habitat for waterbirds, especially seabirds, throughout the coastal zone of Louisiana. The primary objective of this publication is to detail those coastal Louisiana colonial seabird nesting sites for which we have reasonably accurate data, in a tabular, site-by-site format. All major survey (1976-2008) data of site-by-site seabird species counts, as well as several smaller data sets, referred to in the site history tables as “miscellaneous observations” obtained during the May-June seabird breeding period, are included. It is our hope that these data will provide a dependable foundation from which future colonial seabird nesting surveys might be planned and carried out, as well as showcase the importance of coastal Louisiana's seabird rookeries, and contribute to their conservation.

  16. Early harvest affects ratooning ability in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Similar to sugarcane industries around the world, economies of scale often lead to decreases in total number of manufacturing centers such as sugar mills. One of the consequences of mill closures has been an increase in the duration of the crushing season in Louisiana, which has historically bee...

  17. 77 FR 30350 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00045

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-22

    ...of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Louisiana dated 05/15/2012. Incident: Severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Incident Period: 03/20/2012 through 03/22/2012. Effective Date: 05/15/2012. Physical...

  18. Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education & Distance Learning

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    Selmic, Sandra

    , form completions, and self-tests. Students access DOT Regulations and the CFR through online links. #121 Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education & Distance Learning 720 West Railroad Avenue, PO using the nationally recognized curriculum with self-paced, open entry, open exit for waste site workers

  19. Where in Louisiana [with] Teacher Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gillan, Bob; Williams, Ross

    The first part of this document is a report describing "Where in Louisiana," a program model using IBM LinkWay (i.e., a multimedia software package providing tools to merge text and graphics) that was created as a cooperative learning activity to enhance and expand state studies. The introductory report discusses ways the model promotes learning,…

  20. 50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Gun Deer Hunt for hunters with Class I Wheelchair Bound Permit issued by the Louisiana...and guided quota deer hunts for the wheelchair-bound in the Greenlea Bend area typically...hunts except during guided youth and wheelchair-bound hunts where the limit will...

  1. 50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Gun Deer Hunt for hunters with Class I Wheelchair Bound Permit issued by the Louisiana...and guided quota deer hunts for the wheelchair-bound in the Greenlea Bend area typically...hunts except during guided youth and wheelchair-bound hunts where the limit will...

  2. 50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Gun Deer Hunt for hunters with Class I Wheelchair Bound Permit issued by the Louisiana...and guided quota deer hunts for the wheelchair-bound in the Greenlea Bend area typically...hunts except during guided youth and wheelchair-bound hunts where the limit will...

  3. Teacher Proficiency and Performance in Louisiana.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tarver, Linda K.; Carr, Dan B.

    Using a statewide sample of Louisiana's prospective teachers' results on the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) (N=5,642), the investigation probed the relationships between NTE composite scores, Weighted Common Examination Total (WCET) scores, and WCET subscores with selected predictor variables (overall grade point average (GPA); GPA in…

  4. Field Experience PUBH 4850/5850

    E-print Network

    Karsai, Istvan

    Field Experience Affiliates PUBH 4850/5850 Organization Contact Person Address Phone Number Contract Expires Type of Organization or Services Advance Bio-Services Kevin King, Regional Director 1728 N 30, 2013 Hospital Baton Rouge Hospice Kathryn Grigsby 9063 Siegan Lane Baton Rouge, La 70810 225- 767

  5. Particle size and chemical control of heavy metals in bed sediment from the Rouge River, southeast Michigan

    SciTech Connect

    Murray, K.S.; Cauvet, D.; Lybeer, M.; Thomas, J.C. [Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn, MI (United States). Dept. of Natural Sciences] [Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn, MI (United States). Dept. of Natural Sciences

    1999-04-01

    Anthropogenic activities related to 100 years of industrialization in the metropolitan Detroit area have significantly enriched the bed sediment of the lower reaches of the Rouge River in Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, and Zn. These enriched elements, which may represent a threat to biota, are predominantly present in sequentially extracted reducible and oxidizable chemical phases with small contributions from residual phases. In size-fractionated samples trace metal concentrations generally increase with decreasing particle size, with the greatest contribution to this increase from the oxidizable phase. Experimental results obtained on replicate samples of river sediment demonstrate that the accuracy of the sequential extraction procedure, evaluated by comparing the sums of the three individual fractions, is generally better than 10%. Oxidizable and reducible phases therefore constitute important sources of potentially available heavy metals that need to be explicitly considered when evaluating sediment and water quality impacts on biota.

  6. Meat quality and sensory attributes of a conventional and a Label Rouge-type broiler strain obtained at retail.

    PubMed

    Smith, D P; Northcutt, J K; Steinberg, E L

    2012-06-01

    Some consumers have reported preferences for meat from alternative broiler strains as compared with meat from conventional broiler strains relative to taste and texture, but relatively few objective measurements have been conducted on these particular strains. To directly compare meat quality from a Label Rouge-type alternative and a conventional broiler strain available at retail, 4 ready-to-cook conventional and 6 alternative strain carcasses were obtained from retail or a processing plant on each of 6 d. Boneless skinless breast fillets and boneless thighs were taken from each carcass and weighed. Raw meat was then assigned to different testing lots for cooking to evaluate yield, objective texture, meat color, sensory profile, and proximate composition (percentage protein, moisture, fat, and ash). Analyses of data revealed no significant difference (P < 0.05) due to broiler strain for percentage protein, moisture, fat, and ash, for either breast or thigh meat. Conventional breast (raw and cooked) weights were significantly higher than the alternative strain, but there was no difference in cooked yield. There were no differences between strain for thigh weights or yield. Both thigh and breast meat from the conventional broilers was more tender than meat from alternative broilers. Cooked conventional breast meat was darker and yellower, whereas cooked thigh was lighter, less red, and more yellow than alternative meat. Sensory analysis found no difference between strains for breast meat attributes. Conventional thigh meat scored higher than alternative for appearance, tenderness, juiciness, and how well the panelist liked the appearance, but there was no difference in aftertaste or overall liking. Although minimal differences were observed for cooked breast meat due to strain, conventional cooked thigh meat scored higher than the thigh meat from the Label Rouge-type alternative for most of the sensory attributes. PMID:22582311

  7. CD-ROM: Explore Coastal Louisiana

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This interactive, educational CD-ROM explains many of the issues that affect coastal wetlands of Louisiana. Its purpose is to increase public awareness of the value of the wildlife and wetlands that are being lost. High schools will find it a useful component of environmental science curricula. Science and visitor centers will discover it to be a colorful and informative addition to their exhibits. This site also provides a teacher's guide to the CD-ROM.

  8. La MER: Louisiana Marine Education Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A repository for Louisiana regional marine science resources. Hands-on Aquatic Education Projects available: attend field trips/camps in a marsh ecosystem; set-up a classroom nursery aquarium for protected fish species; Teacher workshop on microscopy as a teaching tool; and more. Classroom Resources include lesson plans covering: oyster biology and issues; manatee conservation; invasive species; the Dead Zone issue with data; using microscopes to study of marine and aquatic materials.

  9. Diagenesis of Miocene sandstones, South Louisiana

    E-print Network

    Smith, Richard Lee

    1983-01-01

    Many of these traps may be diagenetically controlled since diagenesis alters the composition and texture of sandstones. The Miocene section of South Louisiana is one of the most pro- lific hydrocarbon producing trends in the Gul Coast province. Various... deposited in coastal and shallow marine environments, mostly in deltaic depo- centers. Interpretation of the depositional environment of the sand- stones examined in this study is a primary ob]ective since diagenesis may be controlled by the environment...

  10. Heavy rains hamper Louisiana gas line

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1983-01-01

    Despite heavy rains and flooding a 36-mile gas pipeline loop for Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. was completed from north of Starks (at the end of Transco's south Louisiana lateral) to the Lake Charles area. Somastic-coated, 42-in. grade X-60 pipe comprises 90% of the route. The contract included multiple 30-42 in. fabrications, installation of six 42-in. gate valves, and expansion

  11. Regional and local subsidence in Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Trahan, D.B.

    1984-01-01

    The measurement of local, man-induced subsidence is especially critical in areas with high rates of land loss. To measure this subsidence, absolute historical geodetic movements have been estimated by adjusting all movements along the first-order vertical control network from northeast to southwest Louisiana as related to the Monroe uplift. The adjustment will serve as a base line by which local subsidence or uplift can be measured. A generalized trend of increasing subsidence to the south in Louisiana probably reflects increasing sediment thickness and weight toward the axis of the Gulf Coast basin. Anomalous values as low as -17.6 mm/y (-0.7 in./y) occur in areas overlying Pleistocene and Holocene fluvial elements. Positive movement as high as +4.1 mm/y (+0.2 in./y), has been found to be associated with the Iberian structural axis in south-central Louisiana. Land subsidence due to natural causes may far outweigh subsidence resulting from fluid withdrawal or depressurization of geopressured aquifers. The effects of regional and local natural processes should not be underestimated in any systematic approach to measuring subsidence.

  12. Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In 1984, Dr. Gwendolyn Hall, a professor emerita of history at Rutgers University, stumbled upon a treasure of historical data in a courthouse in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. For the next 15 years, Dr. Hall rummaged through documents from all over Louisiana (as well as archives in France, Spain and Texas) and uncovered the background of approximately 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries. Armed with this information, Dr. Hall designed and created a database into which she recorded and calculated the information she obtained from these documents regarding African slave names, genders, ages, occupations, illnesses, family relationships, ethnicity, places of origin, prices paid by slave owners, and slave testimonials and emancipations. Together, Dr. Hall, the Center for the Public Domain, and ibiblio.org presents this online collection of significant historical data. The user-friendly database is searchable by name, gender, racial designation, and plantation or origin. From historians, genealogists, anthropologists, geneticists, and linguists, to Americans seeking keys to their past, there are many who can benefit from this freely accessible information.

  13. Biomedical Research Institute, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-05-02

    Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0789, evaluating the environmental impacts of construction and operation of a Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The purpose of the BRI is to accelerate the development of biomedical research in cardiovascular disease, molecular biology, and neurobiology. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

  14. Biomedical Research Institute, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana. Environmental assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-05-02

    Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0789, evaluating the environmental impacts of construction and operation of a Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The purpose of the BRI is to accelerate the development of biomedical research in cardiovascular disease, molecular biology, and neurobiology. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

  15. A quarterly publication of the Louisiana Tech Rural Development Center Volume 5, No. 1, Fall 2010

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Rural Louisiana A quarterly publication of the Louisiana Tech Rural Development Center Volume 5, No. 1, Fall 2010 Editor: Aaron K. Lusby Director, Asst. Professor Louisiana Tech Rural Development Center Louisiana Tech University P.O. Box 10198 Ruston, LA 71272 Phone: 318-257-2451 www.latech.edu/rural_development

  16. Mud Bugs: Supply, Demand, and Natural Resources in Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nagel, Paul

    2010-01-01

    Louisiana's land, coast, and inland waterways are home to many natural resources such as seafood, petroleum, natural gas, and timber--and freshwater crawfish, or "mudbugs" as the locals like to call them. These natural resources are vital to Louisiana's economy. The author describes a unit of study on economics in which a teacher taught and…

  17. New gulf pipeline begins feeds to Louisiana processing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. C. Bodenhamer; J. P. Laguens

    1998-01-01

    A $350 million gas gathering and processing system began its start-up sequence at the end of September, flowing wet gas from Gulf of Mexico producers offshore Louisiana to processing and marketing onshore. The Discovery project marks the first major grassroots offshore gathering and processing system along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in more than a decade. The system is fed by

  18. Training Needs in Louisiana's Value-Added Forest Products Industry

    E-print Network

    Training Needs in Louisiana's Value-Added Forest Products Industry Richard VloskyRichard Vlosky-Added Training in Other States · The Need for Training in Louisiana-Past Research #12;Industry Development & Adding Value #12;Value-Added Industry Development is Multi-Faceted Marketing Workforce Training Strategic

  19. Employment Trends; Eating and Beverage Establishments 1958 to 1968, Louisiana.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louisiana State Dept. of Employment Security, Baton Rouge

    Employment in eating and beverage establishments has grown tremendously in Louisiana. In 1940, United States Census figures showed that 18,400 were employed in the industry, and by 1969, the number had increased to 31,000. The situation in Louisiana may not be typical of other states because of a sharp increase in catering services to offshore oil…

  20. Genetic diversity of viruses causing mosaic in Louisiana sugarcane

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Mosaic caused by Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) contributed to the near collapse of Louisiana’s sugarcane industry in the early 20th Century. By the 1950s, the cultivation of resistant cultivars eliminated mosaic as a major disease problem; however, new strains arose among previously resistant cultiv...

  1. Levees, Urbanization and Public Perception: Implications for Southeast Louisiana Wetlands

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jacquelyn Marchand

    2009-01-01

    The wetlands of Louisiana have provided protection against floods and storms for thousands of years. With the construction of the Mississippi River levees and increased urbanization the wetlands are quickly disappearing, thus leaving the area vulnerable to hurricane storm surge. Since Hurricane Katrina, levees have been showcased as the only way of fully protecting southeast Louisiana from floods and storms;

  2. Fiscal year 1990 program report: Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Constant

    1991-01-01

    The 1990 cooperative research program of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) addressed priority water resources problem areas identified for Louisiana - management of surface water supplies, groundwater control and restoration, wastewater treatment alternatives, and treatment of point and nonpoint sources of pollution. Four research projects funded to address these priority issues were: (1) A Feasibility Analysis of the

  3. Virus Strains Causing Mosaic in Louisiana and Florida Sugarcane

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Mosaic caused by Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) and Sorghum mosaic virus (SrMV), respectively, affects sugarcane in Louisiana and Florida. Between 2004 and 2007, surveys were conducted in both states to determine which virus and virus strains were causing mosaic of sugarcane. In Louisiana, leaf sam...

  4. NOTICE OF INTENT Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Jacqueline

    .Chapters 3-25) In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., and R.S. 17 as authorized by the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act, (LaGrad Act) R.S. 17:3139 et procurement code is adopted in compliance with the Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act (R.S. 49

  5. Optimum treatment for coal-pile runoff in Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. T. Hendershot; M. E. Tittlebaum

    1984-01-01

    The coming decades will see coal having an increasingly important role in Louisiana's economy, both as a fuel for production of electricity and as a bulk material to be stored and shipped through the lower Mississippi River. Coal-storage facilities in south Louisiana are exposed to the nation's highest annual rainfall, resulting in significant quantities of runoff which must be contained

  6. Geomechanical aspects of gas outbursts in Louisiana salt mines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mahtab

    1982-01-01

    Gas outbursts in Louisiana salt mines are sudden eruptions of salt and gas from the face or roof of a mine heading that result in a generally semiellipsoidal cavity with axial length of up to 50 m or more. The potential risks from gas outbursts include loss of life or even the mine. Several characteristics of gas outbursts in Louisiana

  7. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

    E-print Network

    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY CLINIC POLICY MANUAL Revised Laboratory Services Section 8. Gold and Other Precious Metal Issues Section 9. Night, Weekend, and Holiday 27. Protocol on Possible Foreign Body Aspiration #12;Section 1 Louisiana State University Health

  8. Alumni Relations Development Private support of Louisiana State Univer-

    E-print Network

    Harms, Kyle E.

    Alumni Relations · Development Private support of Louisiana State Univer- sity is led Credit Union, and apply for an LSUAA Gold or Platinum Plus MasterCard with no annual fee. In addition homecoming celebrations, reunions, campus visitations, and chapter programs throughout Louisiana, the U

  9. Hurricanes provide impetus for health system reform in Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Ellis, Michael S

    2006-01-01

    The clear lesson, for Louisiana and any other state that is contemplating the potential disruption of health care following large-scale dislocations caused by either natural or man-made major disasters, is that proper mechanisms must be put in place before the event. This is necessary to provide greater portability of health care coverage and alternatively, temporary finance that coverage. Our Louisiana State Medical Society's plan Health Access Louisiana will help Louisiana recover from the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and serve as a model for the reform of our healthcare coverage system for our country. We firmly believe the devastation in Louisiana presents a unique opportunity to rebuild a healthcare system from scratch. The new system will not be a modification of the old system, which did not work, but a system which effectively and economically offers equal access to high quality healthcare for all. PMID:17112128

  10. Self-translation\\/rewriting: the female body in Eileen Chang’s “Jinsuo ji”, the Rouge of the North , Yuannü and “the Golden Cangue”

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jessica Tsui Yan Li; Yan Li

    2010-01-01

    This paper studies the legendary modern Chinese writer Eileen Chang’s (1920–1995) “Jinsuo ji” (1943) and her three rewritings\\/translations\\u000a of it into The Rouge of the North (1967), Yuannü (1966), and “The Golden Cangue” (1971). I argue that “Jinsuo ji” and its revisions\\/translations exemplify a state of in-betweenness,\\u000a wherein Chang both elaborates upon and even undermines the representations of the female

  11. Applications of Materials Selection For Joining Composite/Alloy Piping Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Crosby, Karen E.; Smith, Brett H.; Mensah, Patrick F.; Stubblefield, Michael A.

    2001-01-01

    A study in collaboration between investigators at Southern University and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and NASA/MSFC is examining materials for modeling and analysis of heat-activated thermal coupling for joining composite to composite/alloy structures. The short-term objectives of this research are to develop a method for joining composite or alloy structures, as well as to study the effects of thermal stress on composite-to-alloy joints. This investigation will result in the selection of a suitable metallic alloy. Al-Li alloys have potential for this purpose in aerospace applications due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio. The study of Al-Li and other alloys is of significant importance to this and other aerospace as well as offshore related interests. Further research will incorporate the use of computer aided design and rapid prototype hardware for conceptual design and verification of a potential composite piping delivery system.

  12. High Energy Physics Research at Louisiana Tech

    SciTech Connect

    Sawyer, Lee; Greenwood, Zeno; Wobisch, Marcus

    2013-06-28

    The goal of this project was to create, maintain, and strengthen a world-class, nationally and internationally recognized experimental high energy physics group at Louisiana Tech University, focusing on research at the energy frontier of collider-based particle physics, first on the D? experiment and then with the ATLAS experiment, and providing leadership within the US high energy physics community in the areas of jet physics, top quark and charged Higgs decays involving tau leptons, as well as developing leadership in high performance computing.

  13. Rise and Disappearance of Southeast Louisiana

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dan Swenson

    This multimedia presentation describes the evolution and devolution of the deltas and wetlands that make up southeast Louisiana, including the human impacts on the process. Topics include the role of the Mississippi River and its shifting courses, rising sea level and the formation of barrier islands, the migration of the St. Bernard Delta, and the formation of Lake Pontchartrain. With regard to the modern era, the presentation discusses levee construction in New Orleans, the digging of canals and channels in wetland areas, hurricanes, saltwater intrusion, and the introduction of invasive species as factors resulting in loss of wetlands.

  14. Coastal Louisiana in Crisis: Subsidence or Sea Level Rise?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    González, Juan L.; Törnqvist, Torbjörn E.

    2006-11-01

    The drowning of wetlands and barrier islands in coastal Louisiana has become a widely publicized environmental catastrophe in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The devastation caused by these storms has reenergized the debate about restoring the natural coastal-defense system and building higher and sturdier levees, in anticipation of future storms. Understanding the contributions of land subsidence and eustatic (global) sea level rise to Louisiana's wetland loss is crucial to the success of any plan designed to protect coastal communities. It is argued here that accelerated sea level rise in the future may pose a larger threat than subsidence for considerable portions of coastal Louisiana.

  15. Fiscal year 1990 program report: Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute

    SciTech Connect

    Constant, W.D.

    1991-10-01

    The 1990 cooperative research program of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) addressed priority water resources problem areas identified for Louisiana - management of surface water supplies, groundwater control and restoration, wastewater treatment alternatives, and treatment of point and nonpoint sources of pollution. Four research projects funded to address these priority issues were: (1) A Feasibility Analysis of the Use of Louisiana Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment, (2) Use of Soil Biofilter Beds for Treating High Organic, Low Toxicity Wastewater, (3) Studies on the Uptake, Accumulation and Metabolism of 2,4-Dichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol by Lemna gibba, and (4) Application of Colloidal Gas Aphrons for Soil Washing and Groundwater Remediation.

  16. 78 FR 28001 - In the Matter of Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC., and Entergy Operations, Inc., River Bend...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-13

    ...License No. NPF-47] In the Matter of Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC., and Entergy...Transfers of License I Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC. (EGS-LA...company also named Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC. (New...

  17. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY RETURN OF MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE POLICY Louisiana Tech University has an institutional policy that returns any unearned Tuition Assistance (TA)

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY RETURN OF MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE POLICY Louisiana Tech to a military service obligation, Louisiana Tech University will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion. Policy for Military

  18. Andrew shortens lifetime of Louisiana Barrier Islands

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bush, Susan

    Because the Isles Dernieres, a series of four barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana, have one of the most rapidly eroding shorelines in the world, geologists at the U.S. Geological Survey and the Louisiana Geological Survey have been monitoring erosion activity over the last several years, said Jeff Williams of the USGS in Reston, Va. Hurricane Andrew, which struck the state on August 26, caused severe erosional damage to these islands that has shortened their lifetimes.Before Andrew struck, geologists projected that Raccoon Island would disappear below sea level by the year 2001 and that Whiskey Island would disappear by 2016. Now, due to the severe erosion from Hurricane Andrew, the scientists claim that the islands may disappear before the turn of the century, and the other islands in the Dernieres chain are expected to follow suit within 2 decades. Raccoon, Whiskey, Trinity, and East islands make up the Isles Dernieres, which existed as one island, known as the Isle Derniere, before an 1856 hurricane and subsequent erosion.

  19. Energy Audits of Local Government Buildings (Louisiana DNR) 

    E-print Network

    Bruce, A. C.; Lowther, J. D.; Tarver, E.

    1987-01-01

    This paper describes innovations instituted in an ongoing energy auditing program for local government buildings in Louisiana. In order to provide as many audits as possible with the funds available, a two-pronged effort was initiated to reduce...

  20. The Louisiana State University Law Center's Bijural Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Costonis, John J.

    2002-01-01

    Describes the bijural program of Louisiana State University Law Center. The program educates all first-degree law students in both the common law and civil law traditions, preparing them for the increasing globalization of legal practice. (EV)

  1. 77 FR 54599 - Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-05

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION:...

  2. 76 FR 34089 - Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-10

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION:...

  3. Phytoplankton Communities in Louisiana coastal waters and the continental shelf

    EPA Science Inventory

    Louisiana coastal waters and the adjacent continental shelf receive large freshwater and nutrient inputs from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers, creating favorable conditions for increased phytoplankton productivity. To examine inshore-offshore patterns in phytoplankton comm...

  4. Manganese, Iron, and sulfur cycling in Louisiana continental shelf sediments

    EPA Science Inventory

    Sulfate reduction is considered the primary pathway for organic carbon remineralization on the northern Gulf of Mexico Louisiana continental shelf (LCS) where bottom waters are seasonally hypoxic, yet limited information is available on the importance of iron and manganese cyclin...

  5. FIRST FLORIDA RECORD OF 'TAPHROMYSIS LOUISIANAE' (CRUSTACEA: MYSIDACEA)

    EPA Science Inventory

    First sighting of the mysid shrimp Taphromysis louisianae Banner, 1953, is reported from Milton, Florida in November 1978 and January 1979 in the Blackwater River estuary. The known range of this species is extended approximately 550 km eastward....

  6. Developmental Toxicity of Louisiana Crude Oiled Sediment to Zebrafish

    EPA Science Inventory

    Embryonic exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and petroleum products cause a characteristic suite of developmental defects in a variety of fish species. We exposed zebrafish embryos to sediment mixed with laboratory weathered South Louisiana crude oil. Oiled sedi...

  7. 77 FR 55889 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-11

    ...Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4080-DR), dated 08/31/ 2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/26/2012 and continuing. Effective Date: 09/01/2012. Physical Loan Application...

  8. Louisiana hydrologic atlas map no. 1 : Mean annual runoff in Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    McWreath, Harry C., III; Lowe, Alfred S.

    1986-01-01

    The map shows the mean annual runoff from drainage basins in Louisiana exclusive of those in the coastal zone and the alluvial valleys of the Mississippi, Ouachita, and Red Rivers. The mean annual runoff for the State of Louisiana varies from 0.7 (cu ft/s)/sq mi in the Sabine and Red River basins to >2.0 (cu ft/s)/sq mi in the upper reaches of the Mermentau River. Factors that account for the three-fold variation in runoff across Louisiana include regional differences in rainfall, varying physical characteristics of the land, and differing land use patterns. The mean annual runoff was determined on the basis of continuing measurements of stage and discharge of uncontrolled streams. The periods of record from the 88 stations shown on the map vary from 5 to 25 yr. The 88 stations were grouped into seven categories of runoff. The boundaries for each region generally correspond to drainage boundaries or physiographic boundaries. (Peters-PTT)

  9. Injuries and illnesses related to Hurricane Andrew--Louisiana, 1992.

    PubMed

    1993-04-01

    On August 26, 1992, Hurricane Andrew struck Louisiana. On August 24, in anticipation of hurricane-related injuries and illnesses, the Office of Public Health (OPH), Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in cooperation with hospital emergency room (ER) and public utility personnel and coroners, established an active emergency surveillance system in 19 parishes to monitor these events. This report summarizes the findings from this emergency surveillance system. PMID:8459792

  10. Diagenesis in upper Miocene sandstones, Louisiana Gulf Coast

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gold

    1985-01-01

    Study of diagenesis in upper Miocene sandstones of coastal Louisiana documents depth-related cementation and geochemical changes of primary detrital mineralogy. Samples were collected from depths of 8000-20,000 ft (2600-6500 m) in an area roughly corresponding to the upper Miocene depocenter in the Terrebonne trough of southeast Louisiana. Sandstones are primarily subarkoses and sublitharenites with minor amounts of feldspathic litharenites and

  11. Geodetic subsidence rate in coastal Louisiana

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abdollahzadeh, M.; Dixon, T. H.; Malservisi, R.

    2013-12-01

    Southern coastal Louisiana is experiencing significant subsidence, leading to land loss and increasing the risk of storm-related flooding. Several processes contribute to this subsidence, with differing spatial and temporal variations. Here we report on regional subsidence as measured by a network of continuously recording, high precision GPS stations, and attempt to characterize it. Our results show that the short-term subsidence rate of parts of the Mississippi delta is considerably higher than surrounding coastal areas. Sediment compaction, low-angle faulting and regional subsidence associated with mass loading appear to be the major factors controlling subsidence in the delta. The coastal regions outside of the delta undergo slower subsidence, probably related to factors such as fluid withdrawal (ground water, petroleum and natural gas extraction).

  12. US hydropower resource assessment for Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Francfort, J.E.

    1993-12-01

    The Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the hydropower development potential in this country. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. The HES measures the potential hydropower resources available in the United States, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a dBASE menu-driven software application that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report details the resource assessment results for the state of Louisiana.

  13. Flood tracking chart, Amite River Basin, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Callender, Lawrence E.; McCallum, Brian E.; Brazelton, Sebastian R.; Anderson, Mary L.; Ensminger, Paul A.

    1998-01-01

    The Amite River Basin flood tracking chart is designed to assist emergency response officials and the local public in making informed decisions about the safety of life and property during floods along the Amite and Comite Rivers and Bayou Manchac in southeastern Louisiana. This chart is similar in concept to the charts used to track hurricanes; the user can record the latest river stage information at selected gaging stations and the latest flood crest predictions. The latest stage data can be compared to historical flood peaks as well as to the slab or pier elevation of a threatened property. The chart also discusses how to acquire the latest river stage data from the Internet and a recorded voice message.

  14. Flood tracking chart, Amite River basin, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Callender, Lawrence; McCallum, Brian E.; Brazelton, Sebastian R.

    1996-01-01

    The Amite River Basin flood tracking chart is designed to assist emergency response officials and the local public in making informed decisions about the safety of life and property during floods along the Amite and Comite Rivers and Bayou Manchac in southeastern Louisiana. This chart is similar in concept to the charts used to track hurricanes; the user can record the latest river stage information at selected gaging stations and the latest flood crest predictions. The latest stage data can be compared to historical flood peaks as well as to the slab or pier elevation of a threatened property. The chart also discusses how to acquire the latest river stage data from the Internet and a recorded voice message.

  15. Geopressured-geothermal well activities in Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    John, C.J.

    1992-10-01

    Since September 1978, microseismic networks have operated continuously around US Department of Energy (DOE) geopressured-geothermal well sites to monitor any microearthquake activity in the well vicinity. Microseismic monitoring is necessary before flow testing at a well site to establish the level of local background seismicity. Once flow testing has begun, well development may affect ground elevations and/or may activate growth faults, which are characteristic of the coastal region of southern Louisiana and southeastern Texas where these geopressured-geothermal wells are located. The microseismic networks are designed to detest small-scale local earthquakes indicative of such fault activation. Even after flow testing has ceased, monitoring continues to assess any microearthquake activity delayed by the time dependence of stress migration within the earth. Current monitoring shows no microseismicity in the geopressured-geothermal prospect areas before, during, or after flow testing.

  16. Water resources of Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fendick, Robert B., Jr.; Prakken, Lawrence B.; Griffith, Jason M.

    2013-01-01

    This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Claiborne Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Cited References section. In 2010, about 2.60 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, including about 2.42 Mgal/d from groundwater sources and 0.18 Mgal/d from surface-water sources. Public-supply use accounted for about 84 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included industrial, rural domestic, livestock, and general irrigation. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that total water withdrawals in the parish have ranged from about 2.6 to 3.9 Mgal/d.

  17. Louisiana NASA EPSCoR Project

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    Wefel, John P.

    2002-01-01

    In 1994, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a Cooperative Agreement (CA) to the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Board of Regents (BOB), for the performance of scientific research under the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Project. Originally constructed as a three-year program with an optional two-year follow on, this federal-state partnership culminated on 31 October 2001, including two CA extensions. The total value of the project reached $3.3M in NASA funding, matched by $2.75M in BOB funds, and supplemented by several million dollars in institutional contributions. Three Research Clusters comprised the state-wide research effort coupled with scientific/technical management and a teacher involvement component. The three research clusters addressed the Enterprises of Space Science, Earth Science and Aerospace Technology with research in High Energy Astrophysics, the Global Carbon Cycle, and Propulsion. Ten universities, over two dozen faculty, over 150 students and numerous support personnel were involved. All of the scientific and technical objectives were met or exceeded. In aggregate, the clusters generated about $18M in outside support, better than a 2:1 return on investment (better than 5:1 considering only the NASA investment). Moreover, two of the clusters have advanced to the level of applying for major NSF research center designation. This project was a trial of the model of building research infrastructure through mentoring. While not completely successful, the results at the smaller institutions were, none the less, positive. Faculty were engaged in major research and involved their students. Administrations improved their capabilities to handle grants and contracts. Faculty release time was granted, research space was provided and, in some cases, equipment was made available for the research. Some of the faculty at these schools have remained involved in research and/or formed collaborations for new endeavors, demonstrating that the mentoring model can be successful.

  18. Certification: Perceptions of Non-Industrial Private Forestland Owners in Louisiana

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    Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Southern Research Station New Orleans, Louisiana. #12;2 March 29, 2000 #12;3 Abstract This study identifies Louisiana non-industrial private forest

  19. 78 FR 28000 - Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Stream Electric Station, Unit No...

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    2013-05-13

    ...NRC-2012-0317; Docket Nos. 50-382; License No. NPF-38] Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Stream Electric Station, Unit No. 3; Order Approving Direct and Indirect Transfers of License I Entergy Louisiana, LLC...

  20. Remote sensing as an aid to route evaluation for relocated Louisiana Highway 1

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    Thoms, R. L.; Monte, J. A.

    1973-01-01

    Aerial photography in the form of color infrared and color positive transparencies was used as an aid for evaluation of the route proposed for relocated Louisiana Highway 1, between LaRose and Golden Meadows, in South Louisiana.

  1. Remote sensing as an aid to route evaluation for relocated Louisiana Highway 1

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    Thoms, R. L.; Whitehurst, C. A.; Monte, J. A.

    1974-01-01

    NASA aerial photography in the form of color infrared and color positive transparencies is used as an aid for evaluation of the route proposed for relocated Louisiana Highway 1, between LaRose and Golden Meadow, in South Louisiana.

  2. 40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.

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    2011-07-01

    ...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

  3. 40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

  4. 40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

  5. 40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

  6. 40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

  7. 77 FR 12333 - Special Nuclear Material License Amendment From Louisiana Energy Services, LLC, for the National...

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    ...NRC-2010-0264] Special Nuclear Material License Amendment From Louisiana Energy Services, LLC, for...Hobbs, NM AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission...request to amend special nuclear material license SNM- 2010, held by Louisiana Energy Services, LLC,...

  8. L'MISSION INFRA-ROUGE ET LE SCHMA DE NIVEAUX COMMUNS AUX PHOSPHORES ZnS, Cd S, ZnCd S, etc...

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    673 L'ÉMISSION INFRA-ROUGE ET LE SCHÉMA DE NIVEAUX COMMUNS AUX PHOSPHORES ZnS, Cd S, ZnCd S, etc'émission de : A) ZnS-Cu (M 20) ; B) ZnS (50 %) Cd S (50 %) Cu (3 946) ; C) Cd S (4 625). FiG. 2. - Spectre d'excitation de : A) ZnS (4 626) 90 oR ; B) Cd S (4 625) 90 °K, , tation sont identiques aux bandes du spectre d

  9. Application to Participate in Tuition Exchange (TE) Program for Louisiana Tech University

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Application to Participate in Tuition Exchange (TE) Program for Louisiana Tech University Employee on the TE website. Louisiana Tech University Employee's Name@latech.edu) I agree to the conditions of the Tuition Exchange Program as required by Louisiana Tech University

  10. Louisiana Tech University CHECKLIST for PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, CONSULTING or SOCIAL SERVICES CONTRACTS

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University CHECKLIST for PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, CONSULTING or SOCIAL SERVICES. Are you a current Louisiana Tech Student? Yes No Includes currently enrolled full and part time students. 3. Are you a current Louisiana Tech employee? Yes No Includes fulltime and part time faculty

  11. The drowning of wetlands and barrier islands in coastal Louisiana has become a

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    Törnqvist, Torbjörn E.

    The drowning of wetlands and barrier islands in coastal Louisiana has become a widely publicized subsidence and eustatic (global) sea level rise to Louisiana's wetland loss is crucial to the success of any in the future may pose a larger threat than subsid- ence for considerable portions of coastal Louisiana

  12. FallWinter Current Reversals on the TexasLouisiana Continental Shelf PETER P. CHU

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    Chu, Peter C.

    Fall­Winter Current Reversals on the Texas­Louisiana Continental Shelf PETER P. CHU Naval Ocean on the Texas­ Louisiana continental shelf using the current-meter [Texas­Louisiana Shelf Physical Oceanography Pro- gram (LATEX-A)] and near-surface drifting buoy [Surface Current and Lagrangian Drift Program

  13. The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana School Nurses

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    Broussard, Lisa; Myers, Rachel; Meaux, Julie

    2008-01-01

    In the fall of 2005, the coast of Louisiana was devastated by two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita. Not only did these natural disasters have detrimental effects for those directly in their path, the storms had an impact on the lives of everyone in Louisiana. The professional practice of many Louisiana school nurses was affected by several factors,…

  14. Predicting Second Year College Persistence at Regional Louisiana Four-Year Institutions

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    Weems, Amy L.

    2011-01-01

    In 2001, the Louisiana Board of Regents adopted the "Louisiana Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education: 2001" as a signal for new accountability standards in Louisiana institutions of higher education. The purpose of this study was to examine the power of the academic criteria utilized by the "Master Plan" to predict…

  15. From healthy start to hurricane Katrina: using GIS to eliminate disparities in perinatal health.

    PubMed

    Curtis, Andrew

    2008-09-10

    This paper provides a summary of the invited talk at the 2007 CDC & ATSDR 11th Biennial Symposium on Statistical Methods conference in which a university-non-profit collaboration targeted the elimination of racial disparities in perinatal health with the use of a Geographic Information System (GIS). This program will be described in four temporal stages; the pre-program early years (1999--2001) where the health burden is defined, leading to the Healthy Start years (2001--2005), in which spatial analyses, methods to effectively disseminate GIS results, the creation of the Baton Rouge Healthy Start database, and a move toward a conceptual goal of creating a holistic neighborhood GIS-health model are all described. The Katrina years (September 2005--early 2006) portrays the impact of the disaster and how the collaboration changed as resources from both were directed toward both response and recovery. The final section of the paper, the Post-Katrina years (early 2006 and ongoing) describes how the health landscape of Louisiana, including Baton Rouge as well as New Orleans, has worsened after the storms. An argument is made that the relationships and GIS structure developed during the collaboration's pre-Katrina years, even though stretched, provide the flexibility to analyze and cope with a Katrina-type shock to the system. PMID:18381702

  16. Towards sustainable management of Louisiana’s coastal wetland forests: problems, constraints, and a new beginning

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    Chambers, J. L.; Keim, R. F.; Faulkner, S. P.; Day Jr., J. W.; Gardiner, E. S.; Hughes, M. S.; King, S. L.; McLeod, K. W.; Miller, C. A.; Nyman, J. A.

    2006-01-01

    Over 345,000 ha of forested swamps occur throughout the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Natural and anthropogenic changes in hydrology and geomorphology at local and landscape levels have reduced the productivity in many of these coastal wetland forests areas and have caused the complete loss of forest cover in some places. A summary and interpretation of the available science, suggestions for policy change, and a multidisciplinary (multi-responsibility) approach were needed to address these issues [in the context of private land]. In response, the Louisiana Governor's office formed a Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use Science Working Group (SWG) and an associated Advisory Panel to provide the Governor with information and suggestions of strategies for environmental and economic utilization, conservation, and protection of Louisiana's coastal wetland forest ecosystem in the long-term. The process of engaging scientists, resource managers, and other stakeholders in this effort is described, and the recommendations of the SWG are presented relative to forestry practices and the potential for sustainable management of coastal wetland forests.

  17. Hurricane Influences on Vegetation Community Change in Coastal Louisiana

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    Steyer, Gregory D.; Cretini, Kari Foster; Piazza, Sarai; Sharp, Leigh Anne; Snedden, Gregg A.; Sapkota, Sijan

    2010-01-01

    The impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 on wetland vegetation were investigated in Louisiana coastal marshes. Vegetation cover, pore-water salinity, and nutrients data from 100 marsh sites covering the entire Louisiana coast were sampled for two consecutive growing seasons after the storms. A mixed-model nested ANOVA with Tukey's HSD test for post-ANOVA multiple comparisons was used to analyze the data. Significantly (p<0.05) lower vegetation cover was observed within brackish and fresh marshes in the west as compared to the east and central regions throughout 2006, but considerable increase in vegetation cover was noticed in fall 2007 data. Marshes in the west were stressed by prolonged saltwater logging and increased sulfide content. High salinity levels persisted throughout the study period for all marsh types, especially in the west. The marshes of coastal Louisiana are still recovering after the hurricanes; however, changes in the species composition have increased in these marshes.

  18. Occupation and pancreatic cancer risk in Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Falk, R T; Pickle, L W; Fontham, E T; Correa, P; Morse, A; Chen, V; Fraumeni, J J

    1990-01-01

    To study the relation of occupational exposures and pancreatic cancer, we evaluated data from males (198 cases and 209 controls) participating in a hospital-based case-control study conducted in a high-risk area of Louisiana between 1979 and 1983. The questionnaire obtained information on lifetime occupational history, as well as dietary, smoking, and drinking habits and demographic characteristics. After adjustment for smoking and dietary patterns, white collar occupations showed consistent elevations in risk, whereas associations for other occupations were in general unremarkable. Although not significantly elevated, risks for truck drivers (OR = 1.7) and those with long-term employment in machine repair or as mechanics were suggestive (OR = 2.5). No association was found for jobs in oil refining or oil and gas extraction (ORs were 0.5 and 0.4, respectively), although risks were slightly elevated for long-term workers in the chemical processing industry (OR = 1.2). While these associations deserve further study, our findings are consistent with results of other studies which do not suggest that occupational exposures are important determinants of pancreatic cancer. PMID:2244629

  19. Sedimentary parameters of lower Barataria Bay, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 

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    Frazier, David E

    1960-01-01

    at Grand Isle, Louisiana: Page i944-i95i. i0 Table 2. ' Tropical Hurricanes which Affected Lower Barataria Bay: f947 f958. ~ i ~ i ~ ~ ~ ~ o i ~ i ii Table 3: Quaternary Stratigraphy, Louisiana Gulf Coast . i8 Table 4i Chronology of Subdeltas... Grades {after Powers, f953). ~ ~ ~ . ~ 37 Table 8: Classification of Sediment Types Used in this Study . 44 Table 9; Heavy Mineral Content of the 3, 0 to 3. 5f Grade Size of Samples 6, 7, 9, i2, 27, 39, 4i, 48, 78, and 88...

  20. Base of fresh ground water, northern Louisiana Salt-Dome Basin and vicinity, northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas

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    Ryals, G.N.

    1980-01-01

    The National Waste Terminal Storage Program is an effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to locate and develop sites for disposal or storage of commercially produced radioactive wastes. As part of this program, salt domes in the northern Louisiana salt-dome basin are being studied to determine their suitability as repositories. Part of the U.S. Geological Survey 's participation in the program has been to describe the regional geohydrology of the northern Louisiana salt-dome basin. A map based on a compilation of published data and the interpretation of electrical logs shows the altitude of the base of freshwater in aquifers in the northern Louisiana salt-dome basin. (USGS)

  1. Space radar image of New Orleans, Louisiana

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    This image of the area surrounding the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the southeastern United States demonstrates the ability of multi-frequency imaging radar to distinguish different types of land cover. The dark area in the center is Lake Pontchartrain. The thin line running across the lake is a causeway connecting New Orleans to the city of Mandeville. Lake Borgne is the dark area in the lower right of the image. The Mississippi River appears as a dark, wavy line in the lower left. The white dots on the Mississippi are ships. The French Quarter is the brownish square near the left center of the image. Lakefront Airport, a field used mostly for general aviation, is the bright spot near the center, jutting out into Lake Pontchartrain. The image was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) during orbit 39 of space shuttle Endeavour on October 2, 1994. The area is located at 30.10 degrees north latitude and 89.1 degrees west longitude. The area shown is approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) by 50 kilometers (30 miles). The colors in this image were obtained using the following radar channels: red represents the L-band (horizontally transmitted and received); green represents the C-band (horizontally transmitted and received); blue represents the L-band (vertically transmitted and received). The green areas are primarily vegetation consisting of swamp land and swamp forest (bayou) growing on sandy soil, while the pink areas are associated with reflections from buildings in urban and suburban areas. Different tones and colors in the vegetation areas will be studied by scientists to see how effective imaging radar data is in discriminating between different types of wetlands. Accurate maps of coastal wetland areas are important to ecologists studying wild fowl and the coastal environment.

  2. Geomorphic processes active in the Southwestern Louisiana Canal, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

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    Doiron, L. N.; Whitehurst, C. A.

    1974-01-01

    The geomorphological changes causing the destruction of the banks of the Southwestern Louisiana Canal are studied by means of field work, laboratory analyses, and infrared color imagery interpretation. Turbulence and flow patterns are mapped, and related to erosion and sediment deposition processes. The accelerated erosion rate of the last decade is discussed, with two causative factors cited: (1) development of faster boats, increasing bank and bottom erosion, and (2) a subsequently larger tidal influx, with greater erosive ability. The physical properties of the canal bank materials are also analyzed. It is concluded that channel erosion progressively increases, with no indications of stabilization, until they merge with other waterways and become indistinguishable from natural water bodies.

  3. FAF1213033 Rev 5/30/12 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Selmic, Sandra

    . A student who has their financial aid funds stopped or placed in Financial aid suspension has two options1 FAF1213033 Rev 5/30/12 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC all applicants for federal financial aid using the policy contained herein. These policies meet

  4. FAF1415033 Rev 1/16/14 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Selmic, Sandra

    . A student who has their financial aid funds stopped or placed in Financial aid suspension has two options1 FAF1415033 Rev 1/16/14 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC all applicants for federal financial aid using the policy contained herein. These policies meet

  5. FAF1314033 Rev 2/8/13 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Selmic, Sandra

    . A student who has their financial aid funds stopped or placed in Financial aid suspension has two options1 FAF1314033 Rev 2/8/13 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC all applicants for federal financial aid using the policy contained herein. These policies meet

  6. Small industries: 1981 Louisiana energy-conservation seminars

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    W. Brown; F. Milstead; J. W. Golden; J. Matthews; L. Doll; W. Godwin; J. McLemore

    1981-01-01

    Materials are presented that supplement presentations made by speakers at the 1981 Louisiana Industrial Energy Conservation Seminars. Ideas currently in use, case studies of actual applications, and reference materials are included, as well as several articles from professional energy management periodicals. Topics covered include: energy accounting systems; employee awareness; load management in industry; energy billing; financial incentives for energy conservation

  7. Stand characteristics of sericea lespedeza on the Louisiana Coastal Plain

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. D. Pitman

    2006-01-01

    Sericea lespedeza has been an important forage legume in portions of the USA for decades but has recently been recognized as invasive in some ecosystems. Stand characteristics potentially affecting usefulness and invasiveness were assessed on forested and open sites of a Louisiana Coastal Plain landscape. Typical heavy weed competition, which was not overcome by increased seeding rate or extent of

  8. PROXIMITY OF LOUISIANA SANITARY LANDFILLS TO WETLANDS AND DEEPWATER HABITATS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The proximity of Louisiana sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats was determined by drawing three concentric 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and 1 mi...

  9. Leadership and Diversity in Louisiana: A Case Study

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    Dyer, Scott

    2005-01-01

    When the Louisiana Community and Technical College System was created in 1999, White males dominated the environment. The system's chief administrator and the chairman of its governing board were White men, as were seven of its eight chancellors. But things have changed in the Bayou State, where LCTCS has grown to 52,000 students, and now…

  10. Demographic Characteristics and Impairments of Louisiana Students with Usher's Syndrome.

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    Brown, S. C.

    1987-01-01

    Of 51 Louisiana students with Usher's Syndrome (a genetic condition characterized by hearing loss and progressive blindness), 71 percent manifested visual impairment and hearing loss, 9 percent had neither, 10 percent had visual impairments but a less-than-profound hearing loss, and 10 percent had profound hearing loss and no visual impairment.…

  11. Evaluation of new energy cane varieties for Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Renewed interest in U.S bioenergy markets may offer an alternative source of income for Louisiana sugarcane growers. High-fiber sugarcane or energy cane varieties are currently being developed. As with traditional sugarcane varieties, energy-cane varieties need to be evaluated across the sugarca...

  12. Dirofilaria immitis in a river otter (Lutra canadensis) from Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Snyder, D E; Hamir, A N; Nettles, V F; Rupprecht, C E

    1989-10-01

    A single adult male river otter (Lutra canadensis) from Louisiana was found naturally infected with Dirofilaria immitis. One adult male nematode was found in the heart; lesions attributable to the presence of the parasite were not found. This is the first report of D. immitis in the river otter in North America. PMID:2810565

  13. Louisiana Tech University Departmental Vault and Safe Control

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Departmental Vault and Safe Control This policy provides guidelines for the safeguarding of cash and non-cash items secured in a departmental vault or safe. Policy: 1. All University://www.latech.edu/administration/policies-and-procedures. All departments that collect cash or checks on a regular basis should have a vault, safe, or other

  14. Investigating Discriminative Bail Setting: Multivariate Analysis on Louisiana Drug Interdiction

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    Joongyeup Lee; James M. Ruiz

    2011-01-01

    The core findings in the analyses of drug cases in traffic arrests on Louisiana's Interstate-10 were indicative of discriminative demographic profiling (Bowling, Ruiz, & Reynolds, 2008; Ruiz & Lee, 2009; Ruiz & Woessner, 2006). Assuming that a similar pattern would exist in the bail set by the court, the current study examined data collected directly from arrest reports between 1995

  15. Phase III Early Restoration Projects Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    Phase III Early Restoration Projects Alabama · Florida · Louisiana · Mississippi · Texas NOAA-based) recirculating aquaculture systems that reduce water usage and effluent discharge. Effluent would flow through a small filtration marsh composed of native coastal wetland plant species (to be built as part

  16. Development of orange rust of sugarcane in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Orange rust of sugarcane was observed for the first time in the Americas in 2007 in Florida. Urediniospores of Puccinia kuehnii, the causal agent of orange rust, were collected in aerial traps located in Louisiana in 2010; however, the first observation of disease symptoms in the state was not made ...

  17. Exchange between Louisiana Bays/Lakes and Coastal Ocean

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    Li, C.; Weeks, E.; White, J. R.; Bargu, S.; Liu, B.

    2011-12-01

    Although many advanced hydrodynamic models have been developed in the last several decades, the exchange of water and waterborne materials in coastal waters can only be accurately quantified by continuous and long-term observations. A good and reliable model product also relies on accurate observations for boundary and initial conditions, as well as for model validation and verification. The exchange between the estuarine systems and coastal water along the coast of Louisiana provide insight to the dynamics of the Mississippi River system, sediment transport, coastal geomorphodynamics, Louisiana shelf hypoxia, and related subjects about the land-marine ecosystem. In our study, several long-term moorings and continuous tidal cycle surveys in the tidal passes of Louisiana coastal bays and lakes have provided a large dataset that allows us to illustrate the flushing processes of Louisiana coastal bays. Long-term bottom mounted current profilers provide information of the land-ocean exchange in both normal and extreme weather conditions. Vessel-based continuous surveys are used to complement the mooring data, so that spatial variations can be quantified and total flux calculated. We provide statistics of the exchange processes and quantification of spatial variations that were not possible prior to our studies.

  18. LOUISIANA STORY, 1964, THE SUGAR SYSTEM AND THE PLANTATION WORKERS.

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    MYERS, ROBIN

    BASED UPON THE FINDINGS OF A RURAL EDUCATION AND WELFARE SURVEY OF MORE THAN 900 SUGARCANE WORKERS IN THE NINE LOUISIANA COUNTIES WHERE SUGARCANE CULTIVATION IS CONCENTRATED, THIS DOCUMENT TELLS OF THE LIVES OF THE WORKERS AND EXPLAINS THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL "SUGAR SYSTEM" UNDER WHICH THEY LIVE. DISCUSSED ARE THE EFFECTS OF MECHANIZATION…

  19. MOLECULAR IDENTIFICATION OF VIRUS ISOLATES CAUSING MOSAIC IN LOUISIANA SUGARCANE

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Ten strains of sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) and three strains sorghum mosaic virus (SrMV) have been reported to cause mosaic in Louisiana; however, only strains H, I, and M of SrMV were recovered from commercial fields during surveys conducted between 1973 and 1995. Annual surveys were discontinue...

  20. Kids Count 1996. Data Book on Louisiana's Children.

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    Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.

    This Kids Count data book presents statewide trends in the well-being of Louisiana's children. The statistical report is based on seven major groups of indicators of well-being: (1) poverty; (2) employment and income; (3)children receiving welfare; (4) maternal and child health; (5)children in trouble; (6) child abuse and neglect cases; and…

  1. Texas Eastern completes major loopline work in Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Horner, C.

    1982-06-01

    To increase capacity by 200 million CF/day, Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. recently looped 113 miles of 30-in.-diam. gas line in southern Louisiana. Much of the pipeline route ran through intermittent swampland, the worst stretch being the 14-mile Atchafalaya basin. Large chunks of styrofoam kept the pipe afloat during positioning.

  2. The geological framework of coastal land loss in Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Penland, S. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA)); Roberts, H.H. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge (USA)); Williams, S.J. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (USA))

    1990-09-01

    The Mississippi River delta and chenier plains in Louisiana are experiencing catastrophic coastal land loss rates exceeding 100 km{sup 2}/ yr. Louisiana's coastal zone contains 40% of the US wetlands and 80% of the nation's loss occurs here. The origin and stability of these coastal environments are tied to the sediments discharged by the Mississippi River through the delta cycle process. Sediments accumulate in well-defined delta complexes at approximately 800-1,000 year intervals followed by abandonment and barrier island formation. The delta-cycle process, which builds new deltas and barrier islands, has been stopped by flood control structures. These harness the flow of the Mississippi River within a massive levee system, channeling most of the sediments off of the continental shelf. Deprived of sediments and subsiding rapidly, Louisiana's wetlands are disintegrating and the shoreline is eroding. Subsidence is a key critical process driving the submergence of Louisiana's sediment-starved coastal zone. The thickness of the Holocene sequence controls the subsidence rate. Where the Holocene delta plain sequence is greater than 50 m, the submergence rates are 1- 1.25 cm/yr and the land loss rates are 80 km{sup 2}/yr. In contrast, where the Holocene chenier plain thickness is less than 15 m, the submergence rates are 0.4-0.6 cm/yr, and the land loss rate is 10 km{sup 2}/yr.

  3. WELFARE LOSS OF WETLANDS DISINTEGRATION: A LOUISIANA STUDY

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    STEPHEN FARBER

    1996-01-01

    This study estimates the loss in welfare of projected Louisiana coastal wetlands disintegration. Various programs have initiated costly projects to terminate this disintegration process. But can these projects succeed, and will their benefits exceed their costs? This study addresses the benefits issues and estimates reductions in incomes and consumption opportunities and increases in costs that would be avoided if restoration

  4. Coastal Louisiana in Crisis: Subsidence or Sea Level Rise?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Juan L. González; Torbjörn E. Törnqvist

    2006-01-01

    The drowning of wetlands and barrier islands in coastal Louisiana has become a widely publicized environmental catastrophe in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The devastation caused by these storms has reenergized the debate about restoring the natural coastal-defense system and building higher and sturdier levees, in anticipation of future storms. Understanding the contributions of land subsidence

  5. Guidelines for urban development in Louisiana's coastal wetlands

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    Anthony J. Mumphrey Jr; Jane Schleichardt Brooks

    1978-01-01

    Coastal Louisiana is currently experiencing extensive urban growth as its natural resources are exploited. Such growth is projected to continue for the foreseeable future. This article examines problems encountered in developing wetland areas for community use. The urban development process in the coastal zone is examined using a problem?identification methodology. This methodology consists of examining each of the stages of

  6. Subsidence in coastal Louisiana: causes, rates, and effects on wetlands

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    D. F. Boesch; D. Levin; D. Nummedal; K. Bowles

    1983-01-01

    Coastal wetlands are being lost at a rapid and accelerating rate in Louisiana. Much of this loss is attributable to a relative lowering of the wetland surface below the level adequate to support vegetation. Such rapid subsidence is a natural phenomenon, related to the progradation and abandonment of distributary lobes of the Mississippi river Deltaic Plain. For a considerable period

  7. On Assignment: A Designer's Diary: Notes from Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

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    Michaels, David

    1992-01-01

    This is the first in a projected series of articles by a library design consultant on the design of new facilities for the Calcasieu Parish (Louisiana) Library System. The overall plan for new buildings, additions, and remodeling is described; budgeting, scheduling, and background planning are discussed; and project goals are explained. (LRW)

  8. Subaqueous deltaic formation on the Atchafalaya Shelf, Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ciara F. Neill; Mead A. Allison

    2005-01-01

    The Atchafalaya River in Louisiana shares the third largest drainage basin in the world with the Mississippi River. Sediment cores and seismic profiles were used to examine the development and impact on land accretion of an early-stage subaqueous delta accumulating on the shallow (<25 m water depth) continental shelf seaward of the Atchafalaya River mouths in the period (?100 years)

  9. Louisiana Annual Rural Manpower Report, MA 5-79, 1976.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louisiana State Dept. of Employment Security, Baton Rouge

    Stressing the provision of services to migrants and seasonal farmworkers in keeping with the U.S. District Court Order requiring and quantitatively proportionate service to this labor segment, the Rural Manpower Service provided a comprehensive program of service to all rural elements in Louisiana. Working in close conjunction with the Service was…

  10. 78 FR 69743 - Environmental Impact Statement: Caddo Parish, Louisiana

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    2013-11-20

    ...with Louisiana Highway 3132 to future I-49 North at its proposed...connect existing I-49 to future I-49 North at its proposed...between existing I-49 and future I-49 and is intended to improve...modification of existing roadways. Build alternatives for the I-49...of approximately three and one-half miles up to...

  11. Lessons for Louisiana from Florida's K-12 Education Revolution

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    Ladner, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    Louisiana has emerged as one of the most fascinating states in the nation for education reform. The state's creative response to rebuilding the New Orleans education system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is now considered a potential model for reformers across the nation. Governor Bobby Jindal has carried the reforms further in pushing for…

  12. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Strategic Map: 2014-2016 Drive Local, State, and National Reputation in Nursing Excellence Operationalize Student and Faculty Mentoring Program Strengthen Teaching and Learning Promote a Community of Student-Faculty Scholars Actualize

  13. LA State Profile. Louisiana: Graduation Exit Examination (GEE)

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides information about Louisiana's Graduation Exit Examination, a comprehensive standards-based exam. The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Provide schools with student academic diagnostic information; (2) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum; (3) Encourage districts and schools to identify and…

  14. A Drilling Model for Young Offshore Louisiana and Texas Trends

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. A. Smalling

    1988-01-01

    A new type of model specifically designed to aid in the planning and drilling of young offshore Louisiana and Texas wells is presented. The model is composed of functions to represent changing drilling mechanics, as well as changing drillabilities with respect to depth, area, and formation type.

  15. Guidelines for CPR Training in Louisiana Schools. Bulletin No. 1638.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

    Completion of a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required for graduation from high school in Louisiana. This bulletin presents the guidelines for a course in CPR and was prepared with the cooperation of the American Red Cross (ARC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared…

  16. Trace water content of salt in Louisiana salt domes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. P. Knauth; M. B. Kumar

    1981-01-01

    The trace water content of salt in six Louisiana salt domes has been determined and has been found to be the lowest of any terrestrial rock type. The average water content of normal domal salt is on the order of 0.003 percent by weight, but anomalous zones within salt stocks can have more than ten times this amount. From the

  17. Forest resources of Louisiana, 1991. Forest Service resource bulletin

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    Rosson, J.F.

    1995-06-01

    The principal findings of the sixth forest survey of Louisiana (1991) and changes that have occurred since the previous survey are presented. Topics examined include forest area, ownership, forest type group, stand structure, basal area, timber volume, growth, removals, mortality, harvesting, management activity, and timber products output.

  18. Energycane production for biomass and bioenergy feedstocks in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The poster discusses the results of the first two years of energycane production research conducted in Winnsboro, LA, and Houma, LA, as part of the USDA NIFA AFRI grant. Energycane can contribute greatly to a year around bioenergy industry in Louisiana and other areas of the SE United States. As par...

  19. Selected Job Title Description for Nonfarm Agricultural Jobs in Louisiana.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mondart, C. L., Jr.; And Others

    Job information, presented for use by high school counselors, was derived from a statewide study of nonfarm agricultural occupations which revealed that 20,025 Louisiana workers in 1,699 job titles were doing work demanding some specialized training in agriculture. Information includes a description, employee qualifications, employment…

  20. Louisiana Arts Content Standards. State Standards for Curriculum Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

    This document presents guidelines for what every K-12 Louisiana student should know and be able to do as a result of studying the four strands of fine arts: dance, theater arts, visual arts, and music. Following introductory and explanatory information, the contents are organized by strand. Each section begins with a focus paragraph explaining the…

  1. Cost-Efficacy in Wetland Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana

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    ARTICLE Cost-Efficacy in Wetland Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana Joy Merino & Christiane, such as wetland loss, influence CWPPRA project selection for funding. We found that the program was selecting cost- effective projects overall. Cost efficacy varied significantly by restoration project type, with barrier

  2. Recommendations for dextranase application in the 2006 Louisiana grinding season

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In the last few years (2003-2005), Dr. Gillian Eggleston, a Lead Scientist at the Southern Regional Research Center of USDA-ARS in New Orleans, and factory co-researchers have worked on optimizing the application of dextranases in the Louisiana sugarcane factories. The recommendations gained from t...

  3. Evaluation of subsurface Catahoula Formation in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. E. Albertson; D. W. Harrelson; S. L. Lee

    1986-01-01

    Subsurface Catahoula Formation samples were collected near Marco, Louisiana, by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the Red River Lock and Dam 3 investigation. Core samples were classified in the field by geologists and were analyzed in the lab for grain size, sorting, and mineralogy, compiled cross sections based on core and electric log data portray local stratigraphic facies

  4. Phase III Early Restoration Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    components (e.g., water pipelines, access roads), and ponds for research, effluent treatment, and water storage. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment The Louisiana Marine Fisheries was negatively impacted by the spill. For example, widespread closures of areas where recreational fishing occurs

  5. Louisiana Opens Novel Marketplace of K-12 Courses

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robelen, Erik W.

    2012-01-01

    Louisiana is gearing up to open a new front in its push to expand educational choice, essentially creating a marketplace that lets students shop around for publicly funded courses--both online and face-to-face--beyond their schoolhouse doors. More than 30 providers already have stepped forward seeking state approval to take part in the Course…

  6. LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING SYSTEM FOR HYPOXIA RELATED ISSUES

    EPA Science Inventory

    An environmental assessment tool to evaluate the impacts of nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants discharged from Mississippi River basins into the Gulf of Mexico and to assess their effects on receiving water quality will be described. This system (Louisiana Environmental Modeling S...

  7. Louisiana Tech University Statement on Hazing / Alcohol / & Substance Abuse

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Statement on Hazing / Alcohol / & Substance Abuse 2009-2010 The purpose and substance abuse are inconsistent with the responsibility of the student organization to conduct safe concerning alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and hazing. Every student and employee of the University plays

  8. Early harvest affects sugarcane ratooning ability in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The number of sugarcane processors in Louisiana has decreased over time forcing growers to begin the harvest season earlier for fear of complete cane loss at the end of the harvest period due to freezing temperatures during this period of late winter. Experiments were conducted to investigate effec...

  9. Dealing with plant stress in Louisiana sugarcane production

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Sugarcane can encounter several grower-induced stresses during the early part of the growing season. The purpose of this article is to transfer research findings in the area of crop stress physiology and in particular in the area of residue removal in an effort to communicate how Louisiana sugarcan...

  10. Man in Louisiana's coastal zone - From reclamation to subsidence

    SciTech Connect

    Davis, D.W. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA))

    1990-09-01

    For more than 300 years the US marsh lands were thought to be of no economic value. They were considered useless wastelands. Today, they are recognized as valuable and highly productive environments. As a renewable resource that operates with minimum capital expenditures, the wetlands are epitomized in Louisiana. Even so, south Louisiana's first settlers were unaware of the wetlands value. These coastal lowlands were considered a nuisance. They bred yellow fever-carrying mosquitos and contributed directly and indirectly to flooding. Consequently, to overcome the hardships of being sea-level citizens, for more than 250 years the inhabitants have systematically reclaimed the marshes and swamps. As a result of the intense utilization of levees and pumps, normally wet property began to dry out, losing some of its natural buoyancy, increasing regional subsidence. Man-induced negative land surfaces are producing an urbanized population that must face the realities of subsidence caused by unregulated reclamation. New Orleans has, in fact, become North America's premier sinking city. The population has been forced to learn how to live with the problem. Nevertheless, these people are at risk, particularly if the current predicted sea-level rise of 1.2 mm/yr is correct. In the main, Louisiana's coastal issues will become those of the nation and represent the precursor of things to come. Louisiana's reaction and solutions to these issues will establish a precedent for the remainder of the country to follow.

  11. Oil rigs and offshore sport fishing in Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Dugas; V. Guillory; M. Fischer

    2009-01-01

    Forty years ago, offshore sport fishing in Louisiana was almost nonexistent. Offshore oil drilling platforms are the primary cause of the present increase in sport fishing in this area. Algae and other organisms forming the first step in the food chain cluster around the subsurface structures of the rigs, attracting fish that seek food and shelter. Major game species frequenting

  12. Oil rigs and offshore sport fishing in Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Dugas; V. Guillory; M. Fischer

    1979-01-01

    The environmental effects of Louisiana's offshore oil platforms are discussed with regard to an increase in sport-fishing. The effects upon fish populations, species diversity, underwater habitats, and food chains from the offshore platforms are obtained from several summaries of studies undertaken between 1970-1979. (DS)

  13. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Louisiana's Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Louisiana is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…

  14. ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2012. Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    This report provides information about the performance of Louisiana's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…

  15. Determination of Metals in Seafood and Fish in Southwest Louisiana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph Sneddon; Paul W. Rode; Michael A. Hamilton; Sreeher Pingeli; Jason P. Hagen

    2007-01-01

    This review presents results of concentrations of various metals in seafood such as shrimp, oysters, alligators, crayfish, and crabs. The majority of results are presented from the authors' area of interest, namely southwest Louisiana. This area is typical and fairly representative of many areas around the world where the seafood industry and industrial chemical plants co?exist. Inclusion of organics and

  16. Phytoplankton community composition in nearshore coastal waters of Louisiana

    EPA Science Inventory

    Phytoplankton community compositions within near-shore coastal and estuarine waters of Louisiana were characterized by relative abundance, biovolume, and taxonomic identification to genus and species when possible. The range of total nitrogen was 0.5 to 1.3 mg L-1 and total phos...

  17. Microbial Communities in Sediments across the Louisiana Continental Shelf

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Louisiana continental Shelf (LCS) is a dynamic system that receives discharges from two large rivers. It has a stratified water column that is mixed by winter storms, hypoxic bottom water from spring to fall, and a muddy seafloor with highly mixed surficial sediments. Spatia...

  18. Biomedical Engineering Bionanosystems Research at Louisiana Tech University

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Palmer; Yuri Lvov; Hisham Hegab; Dale Snow; Chester Wilson; John McDonald; Lynn Walker; Jon Pratt; Despina Davis; Mangilal Agarwal; Mark DeCoster; June Feng; Long Que; Chad ONeal; Eric Guilbeau; Sandra Zivanovic; Tabbetha Dobbins; Scott Gold; Daniela Mainardi; Shathabish Gowda; Stan Napper

    2010-01-01

    The nature of this project is to equip and support research in nanoengineered systems for biomedical, bioenvironmental, and bioenergy applications. Funds provided by the Department of Energy (DoE) under this Congressional Directive were used to support two ongoing research projects at Louisiana Tech University in biomedical, bioenvironmental, and bioenergy applications. Two major projects (Enzyme Immobilization for Large Scale Reactors to

  19. Environmental contaminants in redheads wintering in coastal Louisiana and Texas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. C. Michot; T. W. Custer; A. J. Nault; C. A. Mitchell

    1994-01-01

    Whole body and liver analyses indicated that wintering redheads (Aythya americana; n=70) in coastal Louisiana (one site) and Texas (two sites) were relatively free of contamination with common trace elements, organochlorines, and hydrocarbons. Most trace elements, including As, Cr, Hg, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, Sr, and Zn, were within background concentrations in livers; levels of B, Cd, Cu, and

  20. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING

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    1 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER IN NURSING NEONATAL NURSE PRACTITIONER PRECEPTOR ORIENTATION HANDBOOK Original: July 14, 2008 Center Masters of Nursing LSUHSC School of Nursing 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Phone: 504

  1. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING

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    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER OF SCIENE IN NURSING NURSE EDUCATOR PRECEPTOR ORIENTATION HANDBOOK Original: July 14, 2008 Revised: December Master of Science in Nursing LSUHSC School of Nursing 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Phone

  2. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING

    E-print Network

    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER IN NURSING FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER PRECEPTOR ORIENTATION HANDBOOK Original: July 14, 2008 Revised: December Masters of Nursing LSUHSC School of Nursing 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Phone: 504

  3. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING

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    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER IN NURSING NURSING ADMINISTRATION PRECEPTOR ORIENTATION HANDBOOK Original: July 14, 2008 Revised: December 21 of Nursing LSUHSC School of Nursing 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Phone: 504-568-4106 Fax: 504

  4. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING

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    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER IN NURSING CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH - COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRECEPTOR ORIENTATION State University Health Sciences Center Masters of Nursing LSUHSC School of Nursing 1900 Gravier Street

  5. Sea level rise in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico

    SciTech Connect

    Ramsey, K.; Penland, S. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA))

    1989-09-01

    Data from two tide-gage networks in Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico were analyzed to determine local and regional trends in relative sea level rise. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains a network of 83 tide-gage stations throughout coastal Louisiana. Of these, 20 have records for two lunar nodal cycles or more, and some date back to 1933. The authors used the USACE data set to determine the local and regional character of relative sea level rise in Louisiana. The National ocean Survey (NOS) maintains nine tide gage stations throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. All of the records of these stations exceed two lunar nodal cycles, and some date back to 1908. The authors used the NOS data set to determine the character of relative sea level rise throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. This investigation updates and extends the previous systematic regional tide gage analysis (which covered 1908-1983) to 1988.

  6. 77 FR 65044 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048

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    2012-10-24

    ...Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA--4080--DR), dated 08/ 31/2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/26/2012 through 09/10/2012. Effective Date: 10/17/2012. Physical Loan...

  7. THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ACCEPTED BY THE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

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    of Science in fisheries 56 MSfo Master of Science in forestry 31 MSwi Master of Science in wildlife 80 Total. Alan D. Afton. MSwi 9205 Sloey, David John. Effects of physicochemistry and forest management practices released in a freshwater marsh in southeastern Louisiana. 79 p. Robert H. Chabreck. MSwi 9302 Bielefeld

  8. Impact of Subfreezing Temperatures on the 2006 Louisiana Sugarcane Harvest

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The exposure of sugarcane to damaging frosts occurs in over 20 of the 79 sugarcane producing countries, but is most frequent on the mainland of the United States. This has forced the Louisiana industry to adapt to a short growing season (7-9 months) and a short milling season (about 3 months). Th...

  9. DESCRIPTIVE WATER QUALITY FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, LOUISIANA

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report describes water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin in terms of geographical areas, seasonal patterns, and its relationships to water regimes and compares water quality in the Basin to water quality in other Louisiana and southeastern lakes. Emphasis in this report is gi...

  10. Restoration of Refinery Heaters Using the Technique of Prefabricated Ceramic Fiber Lined Panels

    E-print Network

    Sento, H. D.

    1981-01-01

    's Baton Rouge refinery has adopted a restoration procedure, using the technique of ceramic fiber lined panels, which corrects all the problem areas and returns the heater to new condition. Restorations have been successfully completed on convection...

  11. Industry-Utility Collaborative Efforts to Address Environmental Concerns- Dispatching for Localized NOx Reduction

    E-print Network

    Hamilton, D. E.; Helmick, R. W.; Lambert, W. J.

    for ozone. Some people believe this classification leads to a bad environmental image. Such an image stifles further economic development and forces existing industries to renovate or close. Sixty four industrial plants located near Baton Rouge were ordered...

  12. Restoration of Refinery Heaters Using the Technique of Prefabricated Ceramic Fiber Lined Panels 

    E-print Network

    Sento, H. D.

    1981-01-01

    's Baton Rouge refinery has adopted a restoration procedure, using the technique of ceramic fiber lined panels, which corrects all the problem areas and returns the heater to new condition. Restorations have been successfully completed on convection...

  13. Chapter 4 1 DISCOVERING RULES THAT GOVERN

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    Triantaphyllou, Evangelos

    , Dept. of Computer Science, 298 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, Email: trianta@lsu.edu; Web: http acquire simple and intuitive knowledge that can be validated and has a general representation power

  14. 40 CFR 52.970 - Identification of plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Subchapter B Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units Section 1311 Emission Limits—Including Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units Jun 1988, LR14:348 06...79). Borden Chemicals and Plastics in Baton Rouge Reasonable...

  15. 76 FR 53428 - Free Flow Power Corporation; Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Competing...

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    2011-08-26

    ...Corporation; Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Competing Preliminary...Free Flow) and Northland Power Mississippi River LLC (Northland) filed preliminary...hydropower projects hydropower on the Mississippi River, in West Baton Rouge and...

  16. 33 CFR 62.51 - Western Rivers Marking System.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...System. (a) A variation of the standard U.S. aids to navigation system described above is employed on the Mississippi River and tributaries above Baton Rouge, LA and on certain other rivers which flow toward the Gulf of Mexico....

  17. 33 CFR 155.1020 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... (3) Delaware Bay and River to Philadelphia, PA. (4) St. Croix, VI. (5) Pascagoula, MS. (6) Mississippi River from Southwest Pass, LA to Baton Rouge, LA. Note: Vessels destined for, departing from, or offloading at...

  18. 47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  19. 33 CFR 62.51 - Western Rivers Marking System.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...System. (a) A variation of the standard U.S. aids to navigation system described above is employed on the Mississippi River and tributaries above Baton Rouge, LA and on certain other rivers which flow toward the Gulf of Mexico....

  20. 33 CFR 155.1020 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... (3) Delaware Bay and River to Philadelphia, PA. (4) St. Croix, VI. (5) Pascagoula, MS. (6) Mississippi River from Southwest Pass, LA to Baton Rouge, LA. Note: Vessels destined for, departing from, or offloading at...

  1. 47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  2. 47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  3. 33 CFR 26.03 - Radiotelephone required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...375 MHz): (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea boundary...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  4. 33 CFR 62.51 - Western Rivers Marking System.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...System. (a) A variation of the standard U.S. aids to navigation system described above is employed on the Mississippi River and tributaries above Baton Rouge, LA and on certain other rivers which flow toward the Gulf of Mexico....

  5. 33 CFR 155.1020 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... (3) Delaware Bay and River to Philadelphia, PA. (4) St. Croix, VI. (5) Pascagoula, MS. (6) Mississippi River from Southwest Pass, LA to Baton Rouge, LA. Note: Vessels destined for, departing from, or offloading at...

  6. 33 CFR 26.03 - Radiotelephone required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...375 MHz): (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea boundary...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  7. 9 CFR 97.2 - Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...the west bank Baton Rouge 4 Any point on the Mississippi River above the St. Charles-Jefferson Parish boundary...Orleans Parish and all points on the east bank of the Mississippi River from the St. Charles-Jefferson...

  8. 33 CFR 26.03 - Radiotelephone required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...375 MHz): (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea boundary...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  9. 9 CFR 97.2 - Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...the west bank Baton Rouge 4 Any point on the Mississippi River above the St. Charles-Jefferson Parish boundary...Orleans Parish and all points on the east bank of the Mississippi River from the St. Charles-Jefferson...

  10. 9 CFR 97.2 - Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...the west bank Baton Rouge 4 Any point on the Mississippi River above the St. Charles-Jefferson Parish boundary...Orleans Parish and all points on the east bank of the Mississippi River from the St. Charles-Jefferson...

  11. 47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  12. 33 CFR 62.51 - Western Rivers Marking System.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...System. (a) A variation of the standard U.S. aids to navigation system described above is employed on the Mississippi River and tributaries above Baton Rouge, LA and on certain other rivers which flow toward the Gulf of Mexico....

  13. 33 CFR 26.03 - Radiotelephone required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...375 MHz): (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea boundary...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  14. 77 FR 12869 - Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-02

    ...Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this...

  15. 77 FR 51041 - Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-23

    ...Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70814, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this...

  16. Extraction Steam Controls at EPLA-W 

    E-print Network

    Brinker, J. L.

    2004-01-01

    ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge site encompasses a world-scale refinery, chemical plant and third party power station. Historically, inflexible and unreliable control systems on two high-pressure, extracting/condensing steam ...

  17. 47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

  18. InSAR-Detected Tidal Flow in Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Oliver-Cabrera, T.; Wdowinski, S.

    2014-12-01

    The Louisiana coast is among the most productive coastal area in the US and home to the largest coastal wetland area in the nation. However, Louisiana coastal wetlands have been threatened by natural (sea-level rise) and human (infrastructure development) stresses; they constitute the major part of the wetland loss of the country. Monitoring Louisiana's coastal wetlands represent a large challenge for local and federal authorities due to the large amount of area and hostile environment. Insofar, optical remote sensing observations have been used to classify the wetlands, monitor land cover changes, and assess the wetland loss over time. However, optical data is insensitive to surface flow and, hence, unable to detect the width of the tidal zone and changes in this area over time. SAR interferometry can provide useful information and ease the monitoring task. Wetland InSAR is the only application of the InSAR technology that provides information of aquatic surface. It provides useful information on surface water level changes in both inland and coastal wetlands. In this study, we use InSAR and tide gauge observations to detect and compare surface water level changes in response to ocean tide propagation through the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Our data consist of ALOS PALSAR, Radarsat-1 and tide gauge information over the coast of Louisiana. In order to detect water level changes, we used mainly high coherence interferferograms with short temporal baselines (46-92 days for ALOS data and 24-48 days for Radarsat-1). Interferometric processing of the data provides details maps of water level changes in the coastal zone. Preliminary results indicate tidal changes of up 30 cm and that tidal flow is limited to 8-10 km from the open water. Our results also show that the tidal flow is disrupted by various man-made structures as, canals and roads. The high spatial resolution wetland InSAR observations can provide useful constraints for detailed coastal wetland flow models.

  19. Coastal change analysis program implemented in Louisiana

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    Ramsey, Elijah W., III; Nelson, G.A.; Sapkota, S.K.

    2001-01-01

    Landsat Thematic Mapper images from 1990 to 1996 and collateral data sources were used to classify the land cover of the Mermentau River Basin (MRB) within the Chenier Plain of coastal Louisiana. Landcover classes followed the definition of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Change Analysis Program; however, classification methods had to be developed as part of this study for attainment of these national classification standards. Classification method developments were especially important when classes were spectrally inseparable, when classes were part of spatial and spectral continuums, when the spatial resolution of the sensor included more than one landcover type, and when human activities caused abnormal transitions in the landscape. Most classification problems were overcome by using one or a combination of techniques, such as separating the MRB into subregions of commonality, applying masks to specific land mixtures, and highlighting class transitions between years that were highly unlikely. Overall, 1990, 1993, and 1996 classification accuracy percentages (associated kappa statistics) were 80% (0.79), 78% (0.76), and 86% (0.84), respectively. Most classification errors were associated with confusion between managed (cultivated land) and unmanaged grassland classes; scrub shrub, grasslands and forest classes; water, unconsolidated shore and bare land classes; and especially in 1993, between water and floating vegetation classes. Combining cultivated land and grassland classes and water and floating vegetation classes into single classes accuracies for 1990, 1993, and 1996 increased to 82%, 83%, and 90%, respectively. To improve the interpretation of landcover change, three indicators of landcover class stability were formulated. Location stability was defined as the percentage of a landcover class that remained as the same class in the same location at the beginning and the end of the monitoring period. Residence stability was defined as the percent change in each class within the entire MRB during the monitoring period. Turnover was defined as the addition of other landcover classes to the target landcover class during the defined monitoring period. These indicators allowed quick assessment of the dynamic nature of landcover classes, both in reference to a spatial location and to retaining their presence throughout the MRB. Examining the landcover changes between 1990 to 1993 and 1993 to 1996, led us to five principal findings: (1) Landcover turnover is maintaining a near stable logging cycle, although the locations of grassland, scrub shrub, and forest areas involved in the cycle appeared to change. (2) Planting of seedlings is critical to maintaining cycle stability. (3) Logging activities tend to replace woody land mixed forests with woody land evergreen forests. (4) Wetland estuarine marshes are expanding slightly. (5) Wetland palustrine marshes and mature forested wetlands in the MRB are relatively stable.

  20. Biogeochemical implications of levee confinement in the lowermost Mississippi River

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    Galler, J. J.; Bianchi, T. S.; Alison, M. A.; Wysocki, L. A.; Campanella, R.

    With the recent formation of the Center for River-Ocean Studies (CeROS) at Tulane University in Louisiana (see http://www.tulane.edu/~ceros) and the emerging state-federal partnership that is creating river diversions to combat coastal land loss, increased attention is being paid to the lowermost Mississippi River, from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, as a critical juncture and storage area for sediment particles and bio-active compounds.CeROS scientists, working with the US. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have undertaken a detailed re-assessment of the channel floor and water column of this region using geophysical and biogeochemical data collection, combined with historical data sets.

  1. Overview 2004 of NASA-Stirling Convertor CFD Model Development and Regenerator R and D Efforts

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    Tew, Roy C.; Dyson, Rodger W.; Wilson, Scott D.; Demko, Rikako

    2004-01-01

    This paper reports on accomplishments in 2004 in (1) development of Stirling-convertor CFD models at NASA Glenn and via a NASA grant, (2) a Stirling regenerator-research effort being conducted via a NASA grant (a follow-on effort to an earlier DOE contract), and (3) a regenerator-microfabrication contract for development of a "next-generation Stirling regenerator." Cleveland State University is the lead organization for all three grant/contractual efforts, with the University of Minnesota and Gedeon Associates as subcontractors. Also, the Stirling Technology Company and Sunpower, Inc. are both involved in all three efforts, either as funded or unfunded participants. International Mezzo Technologies of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the regenerator fabricator for the regenerator-microfabrication contract. Results of the efforts in these three areas are summarized.

  2. Cultural resources survey and assessment of the proposed Department of Energy Freeport to Texas City pipeline, Brazoria and Galveston Counties, Texas. Final report

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    Castille, G.J.; Whelan, J.P. Jr.

    1986-01-01

    An intensive survey and testing program of selected segments of a proposed Department of Energy pipeline were conducted by Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during December 1985 and January 1986. The proposed pipeline runs from Texas City, Galveston County to Bryan Mound, Brazoria County. The pedestrian survey was preceded by historical records survey to locate possible historic sites within the DOE righ-of-way. Four prehistoric sites within the ROW (41BO159, 160, 161, 162) and one outside the ROW (41BO163) were located. All are Rangia cuneata middens. The survey results are discussed with particular reference to the environmental settings of the sites and the effectiveness of the survey procedure. Two of the sites located within the ROW were subjected to additional testing. The results of the backhoe testing program are included in the site descriptions, and the scientific value of the sites are presented. 52 refs., 20 figs., 10 tabs.

  3. CLASSIFICATION AND BEHAVIOR OF MEANDER MIGRATION.

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    Martin, Edward H.; Shen, Hsieh W.; Glover, J. Ed

    1986-01-01

    Meander migrations on the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the time period between the years 1765 and 1930 were classified into six categories based on the nature of channel movements. During the time period between 1765 and 1900, man's disturbance on this river reach was relatively minor. This study was mainly based on measurements taken in the years 1765, 1825, 1887 and 1930. The six categories of meander migration were: downstream limb migration, downstream limb rotation, mainly upstream limb migration, upstream limb rotation, pure translation and pure expansion. It was determined that over 60% of future meander migrations could be predicted from the characteristics of each individual initial channel pattern.

  4. Continuous bench-scale slurry catalyst testing: Direct coal liquification of Rawhide sub-bituminous coal. Technical report, July 1995--December 1995

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    Coless, L.A.; Poole, M.C.; Wen, M.Y.

    1996-05-24

    In 1994 extensive tests were conducted in the Exxon Research and Engineering Recycle Coal Liquefaction Unit (RCLU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The work conducted in 1994 explored a variety of dispersed iron molybdenum promoted catalyst systems for direct coal liquefaction of Rawhide subbituminus coal. The goal was to identify the preferred iron system. We learned that among the catalysts tested, all were effective; however, none showed a large process advantage over the others. In 1995, we tested dispersed molybdenum catalysts systems for direct coal liquefaction on a second subbituminous coal, Black Thunder. Catalyst properties are shown in Table 1. We also checked a molybdenum promoted iron case, as well as the impact of process variables, such as sulfur type, hydrogen treat rate, and catalyst addition rate, as shown in Table 2. In 1995, we ran 18 material balances over a 7 week period, covering 7 conditions. This report covers the 1995 operations and results.

  5. Engaging Communities to Develop and Sustain Comprehensive Wellness Policies: Louisiana’s Schools Putting Prevention to Work

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    Kennedy, Betty Monroe; Bourgeois, Brandi F.; Broyles, Stephanie T.; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.

    2014-01-01

    Background Tobacco use, obesity, and physical inactivity among Louisiana’s youth pose a serious public health problem. Given the potential of school environments to affect student well-being, the Louisiana Tobacco Control Program developed and tested a pilot program, Schools Putting Prevention to Work. The objective was to assist school districts in developing a comprehensive school wellness policy and engaging their school community to generate environments that support healthful choices and behaviors. Community Context The pilot was implemented in 27 school districts, reaching an estimated 325,000 people across the state. Demographics of participating students were similar to all Louisiana’s public school students. Methods A school wellness project state team advised project development. A subgroup that included contractors and partners implemented and modified the pilot. Sites were selected though an application process. Site representatives received trainings, technical assistance, and funding to organize school-based support-building activities and coordinate a school health advisory council to develop policy and sustain healthy school environments. Project sites reported progress monthly; evaluation included data from sites and project administrators. Outcome Twenty-five comprehensive school wellness policies (covering 100% tobacco-free schools and daily physical activity and healthier cafeteria items) were approved by school boards. Environmental changes such as physical activity breaks, healthier vending options, and tobacco-free campuses were adopted. Interpretation This pilot demonstrated a successful approach to achieving policy and environmental change. The state team engaged and guided school districts to motivate students, parents, faculty/staff/administration, and businesses to establish and maintain opportunities to improve lifestyle health. PMID:24602588

  6. Low-Frequency Response Following the Passage of Hurricane Andrew on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf

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    S. M. Pearce; D. C. Smith; S. F. Dimarco

    2009-01-01

    During August 24th through 27th in 1992, Hurricane Andrew passed through the Gulf Of Mexico almost directly over several moorings on the easternmost Louisiana shelf portion of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf (LATEX) coastal ocean monitoring program. Examination of the current meter time-series showed the existence of fast moving, long shelf waves over the entire Texas-Louisiana shelf west of the storm passage

  7. 76 FR 70534 - Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Lafourche Parish, LA; Louisiana & Delta...

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    2011-11-14

    ...Abandonment Exemption--in Lafourche Parish, LA; Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc.--Discontinuance of Service Exemption...Parish, LA Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc. (LDRR) (collectively, applicants)...

  8. Investigating the Horizontal Distribution of Hydrographic Properties of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Using an Undulating Towed Vehicle 

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    Calbat, Kyle

    2013-02-04

    spatial resolution (~200 m) vertical sections along 16 cross-shelf lines that were distributed along the Texas-Louisiana Shelf from Matagorda Bay, Texas to the Mississippi River Delta at Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Characteristics associated...

  9. Debris is not a cheese: litter in coastal Louisiana

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    Lindstedt, Dianne M.; Holmes, Joseph C., Jr.

    1989-01-01

    An 18-month study of six Louisiana beaches determined the extent, composition, and possible sources of beach litter. Data showed that from 2590 to 23,154 items may be encountered along any one-mile stretch of Louisiana beach, depending upon location and season, and that densities of litter ranged from 5 to 28 items per 100 m2. Plastics constituted 47% of the total, followed by polystyrene at 16% and glass at 10%. Drink-related items accounted for 40% of the identifiable material; operational wastes, 21%; galley wastes, 15%; personal items, 11%; and fishing items, 6%. Litter laws already exist at state and federal levels. Strict enforcement of Annex V of MARPOL should significantly reduce plastic beach litter. Solutions to beach litter will come from public participation in adopt-a-beach programs and statewide clean-ups and from educational programs focusing on existing laws, proper disposal methods, recycling, and the threat litter poses to wildlife and public health.

  10. Coastal erosion and wetland change in Louisiana: selected USGS products

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    Williams, S. Jeffress; Reid, Jamey M.; Cross, VeeAnn A.; Polloni, Christopher F.

    2003-01-01

    This Digital Data Series (DDS) report is primarily a selection of USGS science products that were previously published as paper atlases and maps but are no longer available in their original form. We have made an attempt to preserve the paper atlases by having them scanned in an efficient compressed digital format that provides a print-on-demand as well as a programmed viewing capability of the original material. We included additional materials bearing on aspects to enhance the scientific understanding of coastal erosion and wetland loss in Louisiana. In addition, this report contains multimedia-based publications including photographs, a 48-minute video, and map tools to allow the user to experience the many scientifically based research activities that are in progress along the coast of Louisiana.

  11. Building America's energy corridor: Oil & gas development and Louisiana's wetlands

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    Theriot, Jason P.

    2011-12-01

    Over the last half century, Louisiana's coastal wetlands have evolved into an elaborate energy landscape that supports onshore and offshore oil and gas development. Since the 1950s, this region has become a vital part of America's energy security and economic prosperity. Today, roughly one quarter of America's oil and gas resources flow through this energy corridor. The environmental changes as a result of these activities have been substantial, as the vast network of pipeline canals and related infrastructure have radically altered these wetlands. This work explores the intersection between energy and environment in coastal Louisiana and offers a historical view of how this energy system and this environment system evolved together to form America's Energy Corridor.

  12. Survival of female northern pintails wintering in southwestern Louisiana

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    Cox, R.R., Jr.; Afton, A.D.; Pace, R. M., III

    1998-01-01

    The North American breeding population of northern pintails (Anas acuta) has reached previously unprecedented low numbers 4 times since 1983. Because pintails show high fidelity to wintering areas, regional survival estimates and identification of factors influencing survival are needed to guide management of wintering pintails. We used raidiotelemetry to estimate survival rates of female pintails wintering in southwestern Lousiaina. We tested for variation in survival and hunting mortality rates in realtiaon to age (immature or adult), winter (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93), time period (prehunting season, first hunting season, time between split hunting seasons, second hunting season, posthunting season), body condition (body mass when released, adjusted for body size), and region (southwestern Louisiana or elsewhere on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast or Mississippi Alluvial Valley).

  13. Post-glacial Sediment Load and Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana

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    Ivins, Erik R.; Dokka, Roy K.; Blom, Ronald G.

    2007-01-01

    Sea level rise in the Gulf of Mexico has occurred at a rate of 1.8-2.2 mm/yr during the 20th century, or nearly the same as observed globally due to combined steric and water mass changes. Tide gauges in coastal Louisiana, however, record a substantially larger rate of rise and while a number of causal mechanisms may be responsible, their specific contribution is poorly understood. Using a realistic viscoelastic Earth model, detailed geologic parameters for south Louisiana and new GPS data, we demonstrate that Holocene sedimentary loading in the Gulf and Mississippi River delta is capable of contributing to 1-8 mm/yr of subsidence over areas of 30-0.75 x 10(exp 3) km(exp 2).

  14. Eugene Island Block 330 Field - development and production history. [Louisiana

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    Lewis, R.L.; Dupuy, H.J. Jr.; Holland, D.S.

    1982-01-01

    Eugene Island Block 330 Field is currently the largest oil producing field in federally owned offshore waters of the United States. The field is located about 272 kilometers southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana. This paper discusses the total geological complex and then follows the development and production history of the primary block: Eugene Island Block 330. A discussion of the sand control and safety features used in the offshore is also included. 1 ref.

  15. Denitrification in coastal Louisiana: A spatial assessment and research needs

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    Rivera-Monroy, Victor H.; Lenaker, Peter; Twilley, Robert R.; Delaune, Ronald D.; Lindau, Charles W.; Nuttle, William; Habib, Emad; Fulweiler, Robinson W.; Castañeda-Moya, Edward

    2010-04-01

    By transforming fixed nitrogen (N) into nitrogen gas, the biochemical processes that support denitrification provide a function critical to maintaining the integrity of ecosystems subjected to increased loading of N from anthropogenic sources. The Louisiana coastal region receives high nitrate (NO 3-) concentrations (> 100 µM) from the Mississippi-Ohio-Missouri River Basin and is also an area undergoing high rates of wetland loss. Ongoing and anticipated changes in the Louisiana coastal region promise to alter biogeochemical cycles including the net rate of denitrification by ecosystems. Projecting what these changes could mean for coastal water quality and natural resources requires an understanding of the magnitude and patterns of variation in denitrification rates and their connection to estuarine water quality at large temporal and spatial scales under current conditions. We compile and review denitrification rates reported in 32 studies conducted in a variety of habitats across coastal Louisiana during the period 1981- 2008. The acetylene inhibition and 15N flux were the preferred techniques (95%); most of the studies used sediment slurries rather than intact sediment cores. There are no estimates of denitrification rates using the N 2/Ar ratio and isotope pairing techniques, which address some of the problems and limitations of the acetylene inhibition and 15N flux techniques. These studies have shown that sediments from estuaries, lakes, marshes, forested wetlands, and the coastal shelf region are capable of high potential denitrification rates when exposed to high NO 3- concentrations (> 100 µM). Maximum potential denitrification rates in experimental and natural settings can reach values > 2500 µmol m 2 h - 1 . The lack of contemporary studies to understand the interactions among critical nitrogen transformations (e.g., organic matter mineralization, immobilization, aquatic plant assimilation, nitrification, nitrogen fixation, dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (annamox) limits our understanding of nitrogen cycling in coastal Louisiana, particularly the role of respiratory and chemolithoautotrophic denitrification in areas undergoing wetland restoration.

  16. Land area change in coastal Louisiana from 1932 to 2010

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    Couvillion, Brady R.; Barras, John A.; Steyer, Gregory D.; Sleavin, William; Fischer, Michelle; Beck, Holly; Trahan, Nadine; Griffin, Brad; Heckman, David

    2011-01-01

    Coastal Louisiana wetlands make up the seventh largest delta on Earth, contain about 37 percent of the estuarine herbaceous marshes in the conterminous United States, and support the largest commercial fishery in the lower 48 States. These wetlands are in peril because Louisiana currently undergoes about 90 percent of the total coastal wetland loss in the continental United States. Documenting and understanding the occurrence and rates of wetland loss are necessary for effective planning, protection, and restoration activities. The analyses of landscape change presented in this report use historical surveys, aerial data, and satellite data to track landscape changes. Summary data are presented for 1932-2010; trend data are presented for 1985-2010. These later data were calculated separately because of concerns over the comparability of the 1932 and 1956 datasets (which are based on survey and aerial data, respectively) with the later datasets (which are all based on satellite imagery). These analyses show that coastal Louisiana has undergone a net change in land area of about -1,883 square miles (mi2) from 1932 to 2010. This net change in land area amounts to a decrease of about 25 percent of the 1932 land area. Persistent losses account for 95 percent of this land area decrease; the remainder are areas that have converted to water but have not yet exhibited the persistence necessary to be classified as \\"loss.\\" Trend analyses from 1985 to 2010 show a wetland loss rate of 16.57 mi2 per year. If this loss were to occur at a constant rate, it would equate to Louisiana losing an area the size of one football field per hour. The use of 17 datasets plus the application of consistent change criteria in this study provide opportunities to better understand the timing and causal mechanisms of wetland loss that are critical for forecasting landscape changes in the future.

  17. Sedimentation, accretion, and subsidence in marshes of Barataria Basin, Louisiana

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    R. S. Hatton; R. D. DeLaune; W. H. Jr. Patrick

    1983-01-01

    Vertical accretion and sediment accumulation rates were determined from the distribution of ¹³⁷Cs in cores collected from fresh water, intermediate, brackish, and salt marshes in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana. Vertical accretion rates vary from about 1.3 cm.yr⁻¹ in levee areas to 0.7 in backmarshes. Mineral sediment content of the marsh soil profile decreased with distance from the coast. Except in

  18. Sparta sandstones: future exploration potential in south-central Louisiana

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    R. C. Lemoine; T. F. Moslow; R. Sassen; R. E. Ferrell

    1989-01-01

    The middle Eocene Sparta Formation is an important exploration objective within the prolific Eocene-Oligocene trend of south-central Louisiana. Cumulative production from 20 multiple-reservoir fields in the trend exceeds 269 million bbl of crude, 50 million bbl of condensate, and 1.5 billion ft³ of gas. Additional reservoirs include the lower Eocene Wilcox, upper Eocene Cockfield, and Oligocene Frio Formations. This trend,

  19. Results from Coalbed Methane Drilling in Winn Parish, Louisiana

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    Hackley, Paul C.; Warwick, Peter D.; Breland, F. Clayton, Jr.; Richard, Troy E.; Ross, Kirk

    2007-01-01

    A coalbed methane (CBM) well in Winn Parish, Louisiana, named CZ Fee A No. 114, was drilled by Vintage Petroleum, Inc., in January 2004. The CZ Fee A No. 114 CBM well was drilled to a total depth of 3,114 ft and perforated at 2,730-2,734 ft in a Wilcox Group (Paleocene-Eocene) coal bed. Analytical data from the drilling project have been released by Vintage Petroleum, Inc., and by the current well operator, Hilcorp Energy Corporation (see Appendix) to the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for publication. General information about the CZ Fee A No. 114 CBM well is compiled in Table 1, and analytical data from the well are included in following sections. The CZ Fee A No. 114 well is located in eastern Winn Parish, approximately 30 mi east of where Wilcox Group strata crop out on the Sabine Uplift (fig. 1). In the CZ Fee A No. 114 well, lower Wilcox Paleocene coal beds targeted for CBM production occur at depths of 2,600-3,000 ft (fig. 2). Average monthly gas production for the reporting period August 1, 2004, through May 1, 2005, was 450 thousand cubic feet (Mcf) (Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, 2005).

  20. Increase in rainfall in Louisiana from 1889 through 1995

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    Hsu, S.A.; Grymes, J.M. III; Hardy, J.W. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    Climatological research shows that long term trends in rainfall in Louisiana have been steadily increasing. Annual rainfall totals, based on divisionally-weighted data, indicate that Louisiana is currently experiencing an extended run of {open_quotes}wet{close_quotes} years. Since 1981, the state`s annual rainfall has exceeded the 30 yr. normal of 57.7 inches for all but three years. This period includes the all-time state record of 80.3 inches set in 1991. In fact, rainfall during the past ten years has averaged more than any other ten-year period in this century! It is also interesting to note the high degree of inter-annual variability in rainfall over recent years is not too unlike the year-to-year fluctuations in annual totals observed during other periods in the past. The Louisiana annual rainfall series suggests: a tendency toward increasing rainfall from the late 1800`s into the early 1900`s; a fairly constant annual average from the 1920`s through the 1960`s, although marked by substantial year-to-year variability and an indication of increasing annual totals during the past twenty years (possible reasons for this increase will be discussed).

  1. 11 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Biomass Power Louisiana Signs Engagement Letter for Pellet Plant Katie Fletcher Biomass Power Louisiana LLC, a subsidiary of Biomass Secure Power Inc., moves forward with the financing of its biomass wood pellet plant in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a signature on a non

  2. INTRODUCTION Louisiana's crash rate is consistently among the highest in the nation, and it imposes significant economic and social

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    the major traffic safety problem areas in the state.This research documents the results of the second in Louisiana. The research in this study was restricted to traffic safety in Louisiana, and its main emphasis was on identifying factors that distinguish Louisiana from other states in regard to traffic safety. Because human

  3. SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT NEEDS OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN LOUISIANA: FINDINGS FROM A STUDY OF WOMEN GIVING BIRTH IN TWO HOSPITALS

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    Lori J. Ducharme; Rebecca L. Green; Jody M. Greene; J. Valley Rachal

    1998-01-01

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This report was developed by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and Louisiana State University Medical Center (LSUMC), with assistance from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. This is one of seven studies that together constitute Louisiana's State Demand,and Needs Assessment Studies: Alcohol and Other Drugs. This work was supported by the Center for

  4. 20 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    20 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR. #12;20 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR landscape of denuded trunks. #12;20 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT

  5. Prototype Passive Solar Buildings in Louisiana - A Hot-Humid Climate 

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    Shih, J. C.

    1986-01-01

    This paper on prototype passive solar buildings in Louisiana presents state of the art passive solar design. According to U.S. Department of Energy report, the annual energy consumption for a single family detached dwelling in Louisiana is from 31...

  6. HoCP 04-838 – A new sugarcane variety for Louisiana

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    HoCP 04-838 was released to the Louisiana sugar industry on May 3, 2011 by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, and the American Sugar Cane League of the U.S.A., Inc. HoCP 04-838 re...

  7. The Socioeconomic Position of the Louisiana Creoles: An Examination of Racial and Ethnic Stratification

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    Bankston III, Carl L.; Henry, Jacques

    1998-04-01

    be affected by both class and caste influences, a situation of "double jeopardy". and it describes French-speaking Louisiana blacks, or Creoles, as a group that combines minority statuses. Analysis of Census data shows that race and Louisiana French ethnicity...

  8. Should Colleges Conduct Criminal Background Checks before Hiring Instructors? A Louisiana Court Says Yes.

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    Fossey, Richard; Vincent, Gregory

    2000-01-01

    In "Harrington v. Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education," a Louisiana appellate court ruled that Delgado Community College in New Orleans was liable to a student who was raped by her instructor because the college did not investigate the instructor's background. Discusses implications of this ruling for colleges outside of…

  9. Louisiana sugarcane entomology: A look at the back and a peek at the future

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    Controlling insect pests is an important consideration for sugarcane farmers seeking to minimize losses and maximize profits. Research in managing insects has been conducted for almost as long as sugarcane has been grown in Louisiana. This presentation reviews Louisiana sugarcane entomology from the...

  10. Site Index Curves for Direct-Seeded Loblolly and Longleaf Pines in Louisiana

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    Cao, Quang V.

    Site Index Curves for Direct-Seeded Loblolly and Longleaf Pines in Louisiana Quang V. Cao, School index equations were developedfor direct-seeded loblollypine (Pinus taeda L.) and longleaf pine (Pinus Louisiana. The Bailey and Clutter (1974) model was selectedfor stand height prediction. Site index curves

  11. Survey of Ice Plants in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, 1980-81

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    Survey of Ice Plants in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, 1980-81 JOHN M. WARD and JOHN R. POFFENBERGER Introduction Reports of ice shortages during the shrimp fishing season prompted a Na- tional closure regulation on ice plant production and sales. Like Texas, Louisiana controls the opening

  12. Understanding Performance Incentives in Postsecondary State Policy: The Case of Louisiana

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    Jakiel, Lindsey B.

    2011-01-01

    This research examined postsecondary policy in Louisiana, which utilizes performance incentives, in order to: (a) provide clear distinctions among three commonly used types of performance incentives, and (b) use performance indicators defined in the LA GRAD Act to determine if Louisiana policy is primarily faculty oriented, state oriented, or…

  13. Current subsidence rates due to compaction of Holocene sediments in southern Louisiana

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    ten Brink, Uri S.

    Current subsidence rates due to compaction of Holocene sediments in southern Louisiana T. A. Meckel processes to subsidence of southern Louisiana are vigorously debated. Of these, shallow sediment compaction flooding due to hurricanes, and for successful wetland restoration. Despite many shallow borings, few

  14. Relationship between canal and levee density and coastal land loss in Louisiana

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    1987-01-01

    Nearly 1% of Louisiana's coastal land becomes water each year. This land loss affects everything from wildlife, fisheries, and recreation to the economy and culture. A part of this loss results from natural, unmanageable factors, but manageable factors are also responsible. This report discusses one of the manageable factors: canals and their dredged-material levees. In coastal Louisiana wetlands, canals are

  15. Nutrient Reserves of Lesser Scaup in Mid-winter in Southwestern Louisiana

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    Afton, Alan D.

    Nutrient Reserves of Lesser Scaup in Mid-winter in Southwestern Louisiana Alan D. Afton,1 Wetlands, Bemidji, MN 56601 Ross H. Hier,2 Wetlands Wildlife Populations and Research Group, Minnesota Department, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Route 1, Box 20-B, Grand Chenier, LA 70643 Abstract: We

  16. Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Gray, Matthew

    Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana By Virginia R-lying, unconsolidated coastal margins. The Mississippi River Deltaic Plain in southeastern Louisiana is particularly stations are upgraded. The restoration and maintenance of barrier islands and wetlands that flank New

  17. Socioeconomic Impacts Associated with Mineral Exploration: Louisiana Versus Other Mineral-Producing States.

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    Davis, Donald W.

    1990-01-01

    Compares differences in resource exploitation and energy development in Louisiana and western mineral-producing states. Identifies socioeconomic impacts of Louisiana's offshore drilling and western coal, oil, and natural gas mining, noting the boom and bust cycles and "hyperurbanization" that attends both. Stresses the necessity of balancing…

  18. Prototype Passive Solar Buildings in Louisiana - A Hot-Humid Climate

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    Shih, J. C.

    1986-01-01

    This paper on prototype passive solar buildings in Louisiana presents state of the art passive solar design. According to U.S. Department of Energy report, the annual energy consumption for a single family detached dwelling in Louisiana is from 31...

  19. Elachista saccharella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae), a leafminer infesting sugarcane in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The leafminer, Elachista saccharella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) was found in Louisiana on 12 July 2006 and documented as a new distribution record for Louisiana and the south-central United States and represents a significant range extension for the species. Elachista saccharella was first ...

  20. BODY TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS OF THE LOUISIANA PINE SNAKE (PITUOPHIS RUTHVENT) IN A LONGLEAF PINE ECOSYSTEM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John G. Himesl; Laurence M. Hardy; D. Craig Rudolph; Shirley J. Burgdorfi

    The thermal ecology of the Louisiana pine snake, Pituophis ruthveni, was studied from 1993-97 in Louisiana and Texas. All snakes were implanted with temperature-sensitive radiotransmitters. Temperatures were recorded from snakes located above ground and underground and were compared between size and sex classes (juveniles, adult males, adult females). Associated air and substrate tempera- tures were also recorded. Collectively, body temperatures

  1. Causes for vegetation dieback in a Louisiana salt marsh: A bioassay approach

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    Eric C. Webb; Irving A. Mendelssohn; Brian J. Wilsey

    1995-01-01

    Wetlands in Louisiana are rapidly deteriorating. An important component of the wetland loss process is vegetation dieback. In order to determine the factors causing vegetation dieback in a Louisiana coastal marsh, a manipulative field experiment was conducted where four native salt marsh plant species with different salinity and flooding tolerances were placed at two elevations within a deteriorating marsh: (1)

  2. FOOD AVAILABILITY AND FEEDING PREFERENCES OF BREEDING FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCKS IN LOUISIANA RICEFIELDS

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    WILLIAM L. HOHMAN; TIMOTHY M. STARK; JOSEPH L. MOORE

    Expansion of the breeding distribution of the Fulvous whistling-duck (Den- drocygna bicolor) into the southeastern United States after the mid-1800s coincided with the establishment of rice (Oryza sat&) cultures in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. In southern Louisiana, where approximately 80% of rice is aerially seeded in water, Fulvous whistling- ducks are suspected of feeding extensively on planted rice and are

  3. Toward the critical study of French Louisiana: Views from inside and outside “Acadiana”

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    Gerald L. Gold

    1979-01-01

    Glen R. Conrad, ed. The Cajuns: Essays on Their History and Culture. Lafayette: The U.S.L. History Series No. 11, Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1978. 432 pp. Editor's foreword, index, maps, and illustrations. $15.00.John?Smith Thibodeaux (pseudonym). Les francophones de Louisiane. Paris: Editions entente, 1977.117 pp. Tables, appendix, bibliography.

  4. The Role of France, Quebec and Belgium in the Revival of French in Louisiana Schools.

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    Gold, Gerald L.

    The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, as part of its effort to revive French in Louisiana schools, arranged for a number of teachers from Belgium, France, and Quebec to assume teaching positions in that state. This report describes the experiences and attitudes of those teachers. Attitudes toward language maintenance, and…

  5. National Conservation Education Association Conference Report (17th, Lafayette, Louisiana, August 16-20, 1970).

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    Warren, Gene, Jr., Ed.

    Proceedings of the 1970 Conservation Education Association Conference, held at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, are reported. The theme of the conference was conservation education for quality living. Summaries for each of the topics discussed form the main content of the report: Suggestions for Developing Curriculum…

  6. Extracellular hydrolytic enzyme activities of the heterotrophic microbial communities of the Rouge River: an approach to evaluate ecosystem response to urbanization.

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    Tiquia, S M

    2011-10-01

    The potential effects of urbanization on the bioavailability of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) were tested by determining the extracellular enzyme activities of the heterotrophic microbial communities of the Rouge River. The activities of 19 enzymes were monitored across two water samples (river water and groundwater) at different spatial and temporal scales. High phosphatase, esterase, and aminopeptidase activities was observed in site 9 (site most exposed to anthropogenic sources) showed higher concentrations of DOC compared to sites 1 and 8 (sites exposed to less anthropogenic sources), where moderate activities of diverse range of enzymes were observed. High relative contributions of phosphatase, esterase, and aminopeptidase activities to the overall enzyme activity as observed in site 9 stressed the increased importance of peptides as C source for heterotrophic communities and high in-stream carbon processing, which account for high nonspecific extracellular enzyme activities. In contrast, high contribution of glycosyl hydrolases occurred consistently across all sites, which highlights the significance of microbial detrital and plant biomass as carbon sources. Majority of the enzymes showed evidence of activity at various extents during spring and summer. However, higher activities of leucine aminopeptidase, valine aminopeptidase, ?-glucosidase, and ?-mannosidase were observed in the summer; and alkaline phosphatase and ?-glucosidase in the spring. The results presented here suggest a shift in organic carbon bioavailability across all sites of contrasting urbanization, despite similarities in DOC concentrations. Hence, API ZYM technique can be used as an effective indicator of river water and groundwater system health across an urban gradient. PMID:21611688

  7. Mechanisms, Rates, and Patterns of Shallow Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana

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    Tornqvist, T. E.; Jankowski, K. L.

    2014-12-01

    It is increasingly clear that the exceptionally high land-surface subsidence rates in coastal Louisiana (as inferred, among others, from tide-gauge records) are primarily due to processes that operate in the uppermost tens of meters of the subsurface. Considerable efforts are needed to better quantify these processes in terms of their rates and spatial patterns. Only then the predictive models can be developed that so far have remained elusive. Here we present shallow stratigraphic data, demonstrating that compaction within the Holocene column can explain a large portion of the subsidence that is observed at the land surface. Loading of water-rich deltaic strata with clastic sediment is an effective mechanism to drive subsidence rates up to at least 5 mm/yr that can persist for centuries if not longer. While stratigraphic studies offer detailed insights in the dominant processes, they have less potential to determine present-day subsidence rates and to predict future subsidence rates and their spatial patterns. The Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS), a major effort initiated by the US Geological Survey to monitor Louisiana's coastal wetlands, offers unique new opportunities to study shallow subsidence on sub-decadal timescales. All of the ~400 CRMS sites include a rod-surface elevation table combined with marker horizons, resulting in detailed records of surface-elevation change and vertical accretion rates. Here we use these data to determine rates of shallow (<45 m) subsidence throughout coastal Louisiana over the past 5-7 years, primarily due to sediment compaction. For the 226 sites with at least 5 years of observation, the range of shallow subsidence rates varies by several tens of mm/yr. Statistical analysis of the relationship between shallow subsidence and other wetland characteristics (e.g., organic matter content, salinity) helps to elucidate the spatial patterns of modern subsidence, with the ultimate objective to improve subsidence predictions.

  8. Information resources: How they are utilized by Louisiana

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    Gardner, S. [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Baton Rouge (United States)

    1990-12-31

    Louisiana, now in a developmental stage of policy and planning, has completed a project aimed at reducing hazardous releases of air toxics in thee state. The state is also conducting a Comparative Risk Project and is using risk assessment practices to develop its waste quality standards. In developing an air toxic list, Louisiana incorporated four major criteria into the ranking: emission levels, human health effects, potential population exposure, and persistence or accumulation in the environment. For the human health effects criterion, data for each substance was gathered from numerous sources, although the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database was used as a primary source for toxicological information. Following guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Office of Water Resources, Water Pollution Control Division, has developed numerical criteria for human health protection based on risk assessment procedures in the 1989 Water Quality Standards Revision. Currently over 30 toxic substances have risk-based criteria for th protection of human health in the standards. Numerical criteria were calculated for carcinogenic substances having an EPA Classification of A, B1, B2, or C. Cancer class designations along with cancer potency slopes and reference doses were extracted from the IRIS database, with the exception of those chemicals that had not been assessed in IRIS as of December 1, 1988. The parameters necessary for calculating human health criteria for the missing chemicals were taken from 1980, 1984, and 1985 ambient water quality criteria documents: data on bioconcentration factors were included. Currently, Louisiana is working on a Comparative Risk Project, a ranking of the environmental issues in the state relative to potential risk to the public, which is the basis for a widespread 1991 public outreach effort.

  9. Woodwaste saves Louisiana-Pacific $164 million a year

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-11-01

    Louisiana Pacific is reported to be producing 74% of its total energy requirements from woodwaste. The company is saving the equivalent of more than five million barrels of oil a year with its waste conversion systems using bark, sawdust and sanderdust. The new generating facilities, scheduled to go online next year, will save an additional half-million barrels of oil a year. The company is already looking at new ways to further reduce its dependence on nonrenewable energy sources. One promising technology is wood gasification.

  10. Sedimentation, accretion, and subsidence in marshes of Barataria Basin, Louisiana

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    Hatton, R.S.; DeLaune, R.D.; Patrick, W.H. Jr.

    1983-05-01

    Vertical accretion and sediment accumulation rates were determined from the distribution of /sup 137/Cs in cores collected from fresh water, intermediate, brackish, and salt marshes in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana. Vertical accretion rates vary from about 1.3 cm.yr/sup -1/ in levee areas to 0.7 in backmarshes. Mineral sediment content of the marsh soil profile decreased with distance from the coast. Except in natural levee areas, marsh accretion rates are less than subsidence measured by water level data, however this alone cannot account for observed land-loss patterns in the basin area.

  11. Trophic state index for the Louisiana coastal zone. Final report

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    Witzig, A.S.; Day, J.W.

    1983-04-01

    A multivariate trophic state index (TSI) was developed from an investigation of water chemistry in the Barataria basin Louisiana, based on a principal component analysis of 4 variables (total organic N, total P, secchhi depth and chlorophyll a) for 23 sampling stations in the Barataria basin. A cluster analysis of the same 4 variables and stations defined 3 groups of stations with similar trophic characteristics. By comparison with other trophic classifications, these groups represent mesotrophic to very eutrophic water quality. The results of the first 3 comparisons were very satisfactory in that they illustrated the practical application of the TSI as well as natural variation in trophic state due to changing environmental conditions.

  12. Mortality patterns among residents in Louisiana's industrial corridor, USA, 1970–99

    PubMed Central

    Tsai, S; Cardarelli, K; Wendt, J; Fraser, A

    2004-01-01

    Background: Because of the high concentration of oil refining and petrochemical facilities, the industrial area of the lower Mississippi River of South Louisiana has been termed the Industrial Corridor and has frequently been referred to as the "Cancer Corridor". Aims: To quantitatively assess the "Cancer Corridor" controversy based on mortality data available in the public domain, and to identify potential contributing factors to the observed differences in mortality. Methods: Age adjusted mortality rates were calculated for white and non-white males and females in the Industrial Corridor, Louisiana, and the United States for the time periods 1970–79, 1980–89, and 1990–99. Results: All-cause mortality and all cancer combined for white males in the Industrial Corridor were significantly lower than the corresponding Louisiana population while Louisiana had significantly higher rates than the US population for all three time periods. Cancer of the lung was consistently higher in the Industrial Corridor region relative to national rates but lower than or similar to Louisiana. Non-respiratory disease and cerebrovascular disease mortality for white males in the Industrial Corridor were consistently lower than either Louisiana or the USA. However, mortality due to diabetes and heart disease, particularly during the 1990s, was significantly higher in the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana when compared to the USA. Similar mortality patterns were observed for white females. The mortality for non-white males and females in the Industrial Corridor was generally similar to the corresponding populations in Louisiana. There were no consistent patterns for all cancer mortality combined. Stomach cancer was increased among non-whites in both the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana when compared to the corresponding US data. Mortality from diabetes and heart disease among non-whites was significantly higher in the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana than in the USA. Conclusions: Mortality rates in the Industrial Corridor area were generally similar to or lower than the State of Louisiana, which were increased compared to the United States. Contrary to prior public perceptions, mortality due to cancer in the Industrial Corridor does not exceed that for the State of Louisiana. PMID:15031386

  13. Decomposition of saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens) in Louisiana coastal marshes

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    Foote, A.L.; Reynolds, K.A.

    1997-01-01

    In Louisiana, plant production rates and associated decomposition rates may be important in offsetting high rates of land loss and subsidence in organic marsh soils. Decomposition of Spartina patens shoot and leaf material was studied by using litter bags in mesohaline marshes in the Barataria and Terrebonne basins of coastal Louisiana. Spartina patens decomposed very slowly with an average decay constant of 0.0007, and approximately 50% of the material remained after 2 years in the field. Material at the Barataria site decomposed faster than did Terrebonne material with trend differences apparent during the first 150 days. This difference might be explained by the higher content of phosphorus in the Barataria material or a flooding period experienced by the Barataria bags during their first 10 days of deployment. Nitrogen and carbon content of the plant material studied did not differ between the two basins. We detected no consistent significant differences in decomposition above, at, or below sediment/water level. Because S. patens is the dominant plant in these marshes, and because it is so slow to decompose, we believe that S. patens shoots are an important addition to vertical accretion and, therefore, marsh elevation.

  14. Environmental assessment and management (TEAM) guide. Louisiana supplement. Final report

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    O`Rouke, C.

    1995-01-01

    Environmental assessments help determine compliance with current environmental regulations. The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and Corps of Engineers (Civil Works) have adopted environmental compliance programs that identify compliance problems before they are cited as violations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Since 1984, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL), in cooperation with numerous Department of Defense (DoD) components, have developed environmental compliance assessment checklist manuals. The Environmental Assessment and Management (TEAM) Guide was developed for use by all DoD Components. Currently there are five participating DoD Components: the Air Force, Air National Guard, Army, Civil Works, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). These agencies have agreed to share the development and maintenance of this Guide. The Guide combines Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and management practices (MPs) into a series of checklists that show legal requirements and the specific operations or items to review. TEAM Guide is supplemented by DoD component-specific manuals detailing DoD component regulations and policies. The Louisiana Supplement was developed to be used in conjunction with the TEAM Guide, using existing Louisiana state environmental legislation and regulations as well as suggested management practices.

  15. Trends and causes of historical wetland loss in coastal Louisiana

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    Bernier, Julie

    2013-01-01

    Wetland losses in the northern Gulf Coast region of the United States are so extensive that they represent critical concerns to government environmental agencies and natural resource managers. In Louisiana, almost 3,000 square kilometers (km2) of low-lying wetlands converted to open water between 1956 and 2004, and billions of dollars in State and Federal funding have been allocated for coastal restoration projects intended to compensate for some of those wetland losses. Recent research at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) focused on understanding the physical processes and human activities that contributed to historical wetland loss in coastal Louisiana and the spatial and temporal trends of that loss. The physical processes (land-surface subsidence and sediment erosion) responsible for historical wetland loss were quantified by comparing marsh-surface elevations, water depths, and vertical displacements of stratigraphic contacts at 10 study areas in the Mississippi River delta plain and 6 sites at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) in the western chenier plain. The timing and extent of land loss at the study areas was determined by comparing historical maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery; the temporal and spatial trends of those losses were compared with historical subsidence rates and hydrocarbon production trends.

  16. Marsh management in coastal Louisiana: Effects and issues

    SciTech Connect

    Duffy, W.G. (National Wetlands Research Center, Slidell, LA (USA)); Clark, D. (eds.) (Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA (USA). Coastal Management Div.)

    1989-09-01

    The marshes of coastal southeast Louisiana occur over an area that constitutes about 60% of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain complex, the newest land added to the Gulf Coastal Region during the past few thousand years. Part 1 of this paper consists of a brief description of the deltaic plain complex. Part 2 is concerned with the description of the coastal bays, sounds, transgressive barrier islands, and offshore shoals which are related to the delta complex. Part 3 discusses 51 significant papers on the delta complex which have been written during the past 58 years. Part 4 is a brief summary of the origin and development of the coastal region of southeast Louisiana based upon the research outlined above. Illustrations show how the mighty Mississippi River created about 14,000 mi{sup 2} of new land in the Gulf of Mexico, in the form of a series of deltas, during the past 7,000 years. Attention is also subsidence of abandoned delta sediments, which permitted the gulf to move in inland and reclaim about 7,000 mi{sup 2} of this new land. This volume contains 37 papers. Individual papers are indexed separately on the energy data base.

  17. Recent accretion in two managed marsh impoundments in coastal Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Cahoon, D.R.

    1994-01-01

    Recent accretion was measured by the feldspar marker horizon method in two gravity-drained, managed, marsh impoundments and unmanaged reference marshes located on the rapidly subsiding coast of Louisiana. Water level management was designed to limit hydrologic exchange to the managed marsh by regulating the direction and rate of water flows. During a drawdown-flooding water management cycle, the unmanaged reference marshes had significantly higher vertical accretion rates, higher soil bulk density and soil mineral matter content, lower soil organic matter content, and higher rates of organic matter accumulation than the managed marsh. The rate of mineral matter accumulation was higher in both reference marshes, but was significantly higher in only one. Spatial variability in accumulation rates was low when analyzed in one managed marsh site, suggesting a primarily autochthonous source of matter. In contrast, the associated reference marsh apparently received allochthonous material that settled out in a distinct spatial pattern as water velocity decreased. The impoundment marshes experienced an accretion deficit of one full order of magnitude (0.1 vs. 1.0 m/yr) based on comparison of accretion and sea level rise data, while the unmanaged reference marshes experienced a five-fold smaller deficit or no deficit. These data suggest that the gravity-drained impoundments likely have a shorter life expectancy than the reference marshes in the rapidly subsiding Louisiana coast.

  18. Recent accretion in two managed marsh impoundments in coastal Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Cahoon, D.R. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States))

    1994-02-01

    Recent accretion was measured by the feldspar marker horizon method in two gravity-drained, managed, marsh impoundments and unmanaged reference marshes located on the rapidly subsiding coast of Louisiana. Water level management was designed to limit hydrologic exchange to the managed marsh by regulating the direction and rate of water flows. During a drawdown-flooding water management cycle, the unmanaged reference marshes had significantly higher vertical accretion rates, higher soil bulk density and soil mineral matter content, lower soil organic matter content, and higher rates of organic matter accumulation than the managed marsh. The rate of mineral matter accumulation was higher in both reference marshes, but was significantly higher in only one. Spatial variability in accumulation rats was low when analyzed in one managed marsh site, suggesting a primarily autochthonous source of matter. In contrast, the associated reference marsh apparently received allochthonous material that settled out in a distinct spatial deficit of one full order of magnitude (0.1 vs 1.0 cm/yr) based on comparison of accretion and sea level rise data, while the unmanaged reference marshes experienced a five-fold smaller deficit or no deficit. These data suggest that the gravity-drained impoundments likely have a shorter life expectancy than the reference marshes in the rapidly subsiding Louisiana coast.

  19. Hurricane Andrew-related injuries and illnesses, Louisiana, 1992.

    PubMed

    McNabb, S J; Kelso, K Y; Wilson, S A; McFarland, L; Farley, T A

    1995-06-01

    To determine the extent and types of injuries and illnesses in Louisiana associated with or related to Hurricane Andrew, we gathered data from hospital emergency departments and coroner's offices on demographic variables, institution, nature and cause of the injury or illness, body part affected, location, and date and time of the event. A hurricane-related injury or illness was defined as one that occurred from noon on August 24, 1992, through midnight on September 21, 1992, as a direct or indirect result of the preparation for (preimpact), the impact of, or the clean-up after the hurricane (postimpact). Nineteen parishes in south-central Louisiana that were most affected by Hurricane Andrew provided data from patients seen in emergency departments and reports from coroner's offices. Active, advance surveillance of this type promotes and facilitates the reporting of disaster-related health outcomes. Future planning for hurricanes should take into account the high rate of cuts, lacerations, and puncture wounds, particularly during the postimpact phase. PMID:7777875

  20. Geochemistry of formation water, Pliocene-Pleistocene reservoirs, offshore Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Land, L.S.; MacPherson, G.L. (Univ. of Texas, Austin (USA))

    1989-09-01

    The total dissolved solids content of formation water from Pliocene-Pleistocene reservoirs, offshore Louisiana, is dominated by NaCl derived from the dissolution and recrystallization of diapiric salt. Other solutes, and the water itself, are derived from primary pore water (originally seawater, subsequently modified by sulfate reduction and methanogenesis) from mineralogically immature late Cenozoic marine clastics. {sup 18}O values between 0 and +2 {per thousand} (SMOW), coupled with nonradiogenic {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr ratios, demonstrate that the water has undergone little interaction with detrital silicates (smectite or detrital feldspars) prior to emplacement in the reservoirs. Water from Pliocene-Pleistocene reservoir rocks contrasts with water from nearby, onshore Miocene reservoirs, which is largely derived from more mineralogically mature Cenozoic clastic sediments. Low Ca, Ba, Li, B, and Br in both Miocene and Pliocene-Pleistocene water samples from offshore Louisiana indicate little contribution from Ca-rich water characteristic of deep-seated Mesozoic reservoirs. A few samples of formation water associated with diapiric salt structures could contain up to about 10% solutes derived from deep-seated Mesozoic sources, however.