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  1. Phase III Early Restoration Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    Phase III Early Restoration Alabama · Florida · Louisiana · Mississippi · Texas NOAA · Department-scale recirculating aquaculture systems to support research and demonstration of technology for live bait husbandry or reconditioned, including a Mississippi River water intake structure and pumping station, infrastructure

  2. Louisiana, Texas fabrication yards on busy upswing

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    Pagano, S.S. )

    1994-04-01

    Responding to the continued push to produce natural gas reserves, Texas and Louisiana fabrication yards anticipate a busy 1994 season. Sixty-five oil and gas production platforms are under construction for major companies and independents; total platforms built in 1994 could approach 100. While oil prices are still volatile, most projects are focusing on shallow-water fields. Advanced technology has helped fabricators improve designs by making structures lighter and more cost-effective. PC-Based software helps yards perform more thorough analyses of a structure, which means towers and fixed platforms can be more economically built. Software also enables yards to design cost-effective structures to develop fields with a marginal level of reserves. Several projects currently under development or recently completed are described.

  3. Environmental monitoring at designed geopressured-geothermal well sites, Louisiana and Texas

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    Not Available

    1990-01-01

    This document covers the activities of monitoring environmental aspects at designated geothermal wells in Texas and Louisiana during the second quarter of 1990 by the Louisiana Geological Survey, Louisiana State University under contract with US DOE. 1 fig. (FSD)

  4. 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

  5. Near-inertial oscillations over the Texas-Louisiana shelf

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    Chen, Changsheng; Reid, Robert O.; Nowlin, Worth D.

    1996-02-01

    Wind-induced, near-inertial oscillations over the Texas-Louisiana shelf in spring and summer 1992 are described using the current and wind observations taken during the first year of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX A). Rotary spectral analysis shows clockwise-rotating energy peaks at near-inertial frequencies for records from all current meter moorings after the suppression of principal tidal signals. The vertical structure of near-inertial oscillations is characterized by a first baroclinic mode with a near 180° phase difference between the upper mixed layer and the lower stratified layer. The oscillations are intermittent with a modulation timescale of about 5-10 days. They are surface-intensified and have maximum values near the shelf break, decaying gradually toward the coast but rapidly offshore. Near-inertial oscillations appear to accompany a sudden change of the wind stress during frontal passages. Diagnostic analysis suggests that the large near-inertial oscillations over the LATEX shelf are mainly generated by high-frequency (near-inertial) variation of the wind stress accompanying the passage of atmospheric fronts. When the downward transfer of the near-inertial energy to the deep stratified layer is small, a simple mixed layer model forced by the observed wind stress provides a reasonable prediction of the near-inertial currents in the mixed layer.

  6. How does the character of oxygen demand control the structure of hypoxia on the TexasLouisiana continental shelf?

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    Hetland, Robert D.

    ­Louisiana continental shelf? Robert D. Hetland , Steven F. DiMarco Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University to the Texas­ Louisiana continental shelf. During summer when winds are generally upwelling favorable (i­Louisiana shelf is configured with various simple oxygen respiration models to isolate the effects

  7. Observational and Numerical Modeling Studies of Turbulence on the Texas-Louisiana Continental Shelf 

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    Zhang, Zheng

    2013-05-24

    Turbulent dynamics at two sites (C and D) in a hypoxic zone on the Texas- Louisiana continental shelf were studied by investigating turbulence quantities i.e. turbulence kinetic energy (TKE), dissipation rate of TKE (E), Reynolds stress (?...

  8. Geopressured geothermal resource in Texas and Louisiana: geological constraints

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    Bebout, D.G.; Gutierrez, D.R.; Bebout, D.G.; Bachman, A.L.

    1981-01-01

    The objective of the DOE-funded geopressured geothermal project is to assess the viability of producing energy from the deep subsurface aquifers of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. These aquifers must comprise thick extensive sandstone units with high temperature, high porosity and permeability, and low salinity. Regional studies indicate that these ideal aquifers are not common; in fact, none have yet been found. Geological studies have demonstrated that sandstones decrease in abundance and thickness with depth; however, exceptions do occur and some are now being drilled and tested. Porosity and permeability also decrease with depth, but differences in original composition, burial history, and diagenesis result in variations in preserved porosity. Salinity within the geopressured zone is highly variable and probably related to aquifer porosity and permeability, thickness and lateral extent, and to the nature of the bounding growth faults.

  9. Comparison of Shrimp and Finfish Catch Rates and Ratios for Texas and Louisiana

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    Comparison of Shrimp and Finfish Catch Rates and Ratios for Texas and Louisiana NOEL H. WAITS and GILMORE J. PELLEGRIN, Jr Introduction The Fishery Conservation Zone off Texas was closed to shrimp trawling from 22 May to 15 July 1981 to pro- vide shrimp with an extended growing period in anticipation

  10. National Uranium Resource Evaluation: Palestine Quadrangle, Texas and Louisiana

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    McGowen, M.; Basciano, J.; Fose, F.G. Jr.; Fisher, W.L.

    1982-09-01

    The uranium resource potential of the Palestine Quadrangle, Texas and Louisiana, was evaluated to a depth of 1500 m (5000 ft) using criteria established for the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program. Data derived from geochemical analyses of surface samples (substrate, soil, and stream sediment) in conjunction with hydrochemical data from water wells were used to evaluate geologic environments as being favorable or unfavorable for the occurrence of uranium deposits. Two favorable environments have been identified in the Palestine Quadrangle: potential deposits of modified Texas roll-type in fluvial channels and associated facies within the Yegua Formation, and potential occurrences along mineralization fronts associated with the Elkhart Graben and Mount Enterprise fault system. Unfavorable environments include: Cretaceous shales and limestones, Tertiary fine-grained marine sequences, Tertiary sandstone units that exhibit favorable host-rock characteristics but fail to show significant syngenetic or epigenetic mineralization, and Quaternary sands and gravels. Unevaluated units include the Woodbine Group (Upper Cretaceous), Jackson Group (Tertiary), and Catahoula Formation (Tertiary). The subsurface interval of the Jackson Group and Catahoula Formation contains depositional facies that may represent favorable environments; however, the evaluation of these units is inconclusive because of the general lack of shallow subsurface control and core material. The Woodbine Group, restricted to the subsurface except for a small exposure over Palestine Dome, occurs above 1500 m (5000 ft) in the northwest quarter of the quadrangle. The unit exhibits favorable host-rock characteristics, but the paucity of gamma logs and cores, as well as the lack of hydrogeochemical and stream-sediment reconnaissance data, makes evaluation of the unit difficult.

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

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

    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 Fe were elevated in some specimens. Only one organochlorine, DDE, was detected in redhead carcasses, but its concentration was below reported toxic levels in waterfowl. Body burdens of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons were generally low, but levels of pristane, total hydrocarbons, and the ratios of phytane:n-octadecane and pristane:n-heptadecane were indicative of possible chronic exposure to petroleum. Based on brain cholinesterase assays, redheads were not recently exposed to organophosphorous or carbamate pesticides. Of 30 elements or compounds tested for seasonal differences, only Se increased from early to late winter at one of the three sites. Eight of 57 contaminants differed among the three sites; no sex or age differences were found.

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    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 Fe were elevated in some specimens. Only one organochlorine, DDE, was detected in redhead carcasses, but its concentration was below reported toxic levels in waterfowl. Body burdens of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons were generally low, but levels of pristane, total hydrocarbons, and the ratios of phytane:n-octadecane and pristane:n-heptadecane were indicative of possible chronic exposure to petroleum. Based on brain cholinesterase assays, redheads were not recently exposed to organophosphorous or carbamate pesticides. Of 30 elements or compounds tested for seasonal differences, only Se increased from early to late winter at one of the three sites. Eight of 57 contaminants differed among the three sites; no sex or age differences were found.

  13. Oxygen isotopes in seawater from the Texas-Louisiana shelf

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Slowey, N.; Wagner, A. J.

    2010-12-01

    The marine environment of the Gulf of Mexico is sensitive to both oceanographic and climatic processes, and a better understanding of how seawater properties in the gulf vary can provide valuable insight into the nature of these processes. During the period of 2004 through 2006, seawater samples were collected along the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf near the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River deltas and at the Flower Garden Banks near the continental shelf/slope boundary. The salinity and oxygen isotope values of these waters samples were measured. Based on samples from the Flower Garden Banks, it was established that the typical salinity and ?18O values of open ocean waters in the Gulf of Mexico are 36.1 and 1.1‰, respectively. The salinity ?18O relationships of waters on the shelf were determined as well. Our results show these relationships vary temporally and spatially due to changes in the relative contributions of freshwaters entering the gulf from riverine sources. This improved understanding of the composition and relative contributions of the shelf-water end members in the northern Gulf of Mexico will contribute to our ability to understand shelf circulation, biogeochemical processes such as hypoxia, and the history of climate in this important region.

  14. Socio-political structure and concerns of offshore charter and party boat operators in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas 

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    Norris-Raynbird, Carla

    2000-01-01

    In the summer of 1998, 117 person to person interviews were conducted from a random sample of charter boats and from an entire population of party boats operating in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Due to the ...

  15. Habitat use and occurrence of the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) near the Sabine Pass inlet of Texas and Louisiana 

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    Shipley, Jennifer Brooke

    2000-01-01

    The role of nearshore Gulf of Mexico habitats adjacent to Sabine Pass, a tidal inlet forming the southernmost border between Texas and Louisiana, in bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) life history as well as the impact of selected environmental...

  16. Environmental monitoring at designed geopressured-geothermal well sites, Louisiana and Texas

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    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    The research objectives of this report are to: implement and maintain the ongoing environmental monitoring program around DOE geopressured-geothermal test wells in Louisiana and Texas; analyze and interpret collected data for evidence of subsidence and induced microearthquakes which may be brought about by geopressured-geothermal well testing and development; continue geological-geophysical studies of the Hulin and Gladys McCall sites incorporating new seismic data; continue review of previously identified and tested geopressured-geothermal prospects in Louisiana to determine if any link exists between such reservoirs and the existence of free gas in commercial or subcommercial quantities; and initiate review of geology, co-location and properties of geopressured brines with medium and heavy oil reservoirs in Louisiana utilizing existing maps, databases, reports, and journal articles. 2 figs.

  17. Environmental monitoring at designed geopressured-geothermal well sites, Louisiana and Texas

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    Groat, C.; Stevenson, D.

    1990-01-01

    The research objectives of this report are to: implement and maintain the ongoing environmental monitoring program around DOE geopressured-geothermal test well in Louisiana and Texas; analyze and interpret collected data for evidence of subsidence and induced microearthquakes which may be brought about by geopressured-geothermal well testing and development; continue geological-geophysical studies of the Hulin and Gladys McCall sites incorporating new seismic data; continue review of previously identified and tested geopressured-geothermal prospects in Louisiana to determine if any link exists between such reservoirs and the existence of free gas in commercial or subcommercial quantities; and initiate review of geology, co-location and properties of geopressured brines with medium and heavy oil reservoirs in Louisiana utilizing existing maps, databases, reports, and journal articles.

  18. Recoverable Resource Estimate of Identified Onshore Geopressured Geothermal Energy in Texas and Louisiana (Presentation)

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    Esposito, A.; Augustine, C.

    2012-04-01

    Geopressured geothermal reservoirs are characterized by high temperatures and high pressures with correspondingly large quantities of dissolved methane. Due to these characteristics, the reservoirs provide two sources of energy: chemical energy from the recovered methane, and thermal energy from the recovered fluid at temperatures high enough to operate a binary power plant for electricity production. Formations with the greatest potential for recoverable energy are located in the gulf coastal region of Texas and Louisiana where significantly overpressured and hot formations are abundant. This study estimates the total recoverable onshore geopressured geothermal resource for identified sites in Texas and Louisiana. In this study a geopressured geothermal resource is defined as a brine reservoir with fluid temperature greater than 212 degrees F and a pressure gradient greater than 0.7 psi/ft.

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

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

    2009-12-01

    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 for up to 12 days after direct forcing ceased. The LATEX program featured 31 moorings each with 3 current meters over the 10, 20, 50, and 200 meter isobaths in 5 cross sectional lines with additional coverage on the 200 meter isobath from the Louisiana-Mississippi River delta, to Corpus Christi, Texas. Additionally, several pressure records from LATEX and several NOAA historical coastal tide gauge data from Sabine Pass to Port Isabella, Texas were incorporated. Raw, 3-hour low pass filtered, and 40-hour low pass filtered versions of the current data were analyzed. The pressure data used were detided using a least squares fit, and the tidal records were detided using the NOAA predicted tides for that location. All data were analyzed using a wavelet analysis to determine the spectra over time. The analyzed data shows that the shelf response was largely dominated in the internal Kelvin wave mode. The wave propagated towards the west on the shelf at approximately 400 km/day. These results are contrasted and compared with wave modes predicted for coastal trapped wave solutions. The output of a coastal ocean model simulation using a forced wind field similar to the storm are also contrasted and compared with the observed data.

  20. MOVEMENT OF SEA TURTLES CAPTURED NEAR HOPPER-DREDGED CHANNELS IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA: 1993-1994

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    #12;MOVEMENT OF SEA TURTLES CAPTURED NEAR HOPPER-DREDGED CHANNELS IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA: 1993's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) and 4 loggerhead (Caretta caretta) turtles were tracked near hopper dredged. Turtles were captured and released at Bolivar Roads and Sabine Passes in Texas and at Calcasieu Pass

  1. Foraging behavior of redheads (Aythya americana) wintering in Texas and Louisiana

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    Woodin, M.C.; Michot, T.C.

    2006-01-01

    Redheads, Aythya americana, concentrate in large numbers annually in traditional wintering areas along the western and northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico. Two of these areas are the Laguna Madre of Texas and Chandeleur Sound of Louisiana. We collected data on 54,340 activities from 103 redhead flocks in Texas and 51,650 activities from 57 redhead flocks in Louisiana. Males and females fed similarly, differing neither in levels of feeding (percent of all birds in flock that were feeding) (p>0.90) nor in percentages of birds feeding by diving, tipping, dipping, or gleaning from the surface (p>0.10). The foraging level of redheads in the upper Laguna Madre region was relatively constant throughout two winters. Foraging of redheads in early winter in Louisiana was significantly greater than redhead foraging in the upper Laguna Madre, but by late winter, foraging by redheads in Louisiana had declined to the same level as that shown by redheads foraging in the upper Laguna Madre. The overall foraging level of redheads from Chandeleur Sound was greater (41%) than that of redheads in the upper Laguna Madre (26%), yet it was quite similar to the 46% foraging level reported for redheads from the lower Laguna Madre. Redheads in the upper Laguna Madre region of Texas fed more by diving than did those in the Chandeleur Sound and the lower Laguna Madre. Diving increased in frequency in late winter. Greater reliance by redheads on diving in January and February indicates that the birds altered their foraging to feed in deeper water, suggesting that the large concentrations of redheads staging at this time for spring migration may have displaced some birds to alternative foraging sites. Our results imply that the most likely period for food resources to become limiting for wintering redheads is when they are staging in late winter. ?? Springer 2006.

  2. Diurnal time-activity budgets of redheads (Aythya americana) wintering in seagrass beds and coastal ponds in Louisiana and Texas

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    Michot, T.C.; Woodin, M.C.; Adair, S.E.; Moser, E.B.

    2006-01-01

    Diurnal time-activity budgets were determined for wintering redheads (Aythya americana) from estuarine seagrass beds in Louisiana (Chandeleur Sound) and Texas (Laguna Madre) and from ponds adjacent to the Laguna Madre. Activities differed (p<0.0001) by location, month, and diurnal time period. Resting and feeding were the most frequent activities of redheads at the two estuarine sites, whereas drinking was almost nonexistent. Birds on ponds in Texas engaged most frequently in resting and drinking, but feeding was very infrequent. Redheads from the Louisiana estuarine site rested less than birds in Texas at either the Laguna Madre or freshwater ponds. Redheads in Louisiana fed more than birds in Texas; this was partially because of weather differences (colder temperatures in Louisiana), but the location effect was still significant even when we adjusted the model for weather effects. Redheads in Louisiana showed increased resting and decreased feeding as winter progressed, but redheads in Texas did not exhibit a seasonal pattern in either resting or feeding. In Louisiana, birds maintained a high level of feeding activity during the early morning throughout the winter, whereas afternoon feeding tapered off in mid- to late-winter. Texas birds showed a shift from morning feeding in early winter to afternoon feeding in late winter. Males and females at both Chandeleur Sound and Laguna Madre showed differences in their activities, but because the absolute difference seldom exceeded 2%, biological significance is questionable. Diurnal time-activity budgets of redheads on the wintering grounds are influenced by water salinities and the use of dietary fresh water, as well as by weather conditions, tides, and perhaps vegetation differences between sites. The opportunity to osmoregulate via dietary freshwater, vs. via nasal salt glands, may have a significant effect on behavioral allocations. ?? Springer 2006.

  3. Characterization of the principal tidal current constituents on the Texas-Louisiana shelf

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    Dimarco, Steven F.; Reid, Robert O.

    1998-02-01

    We analyzed 81 current meter records of varying lengths (3 to 30 months) to describe the principal diurnal (O1, K1, P1, and Q1) and semidiurnal (S2, M2, K2, and N2) tidal current constituents on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf. The Louisiana-Texas Shelf Physical Oceanography Program (LATEX) had 81 current meters at 31 sites and varying depths from April 1992 to December 1994. The local inertial period range across the shelf (24.4 hours to 26.2 hours) and thermal diurnal cycling during the summer season make it difficult to estimate the diurnal tidal constituents. Dominant tidal modes on the shelf are K1, O1, and M2. Absolute and relative energy contained in each tidal constituent varies with shelf location. The northeast corner of the shelf, near Atchafalaya Bay, has the largest tidal currents with maximum surface current amplitudes (at 3 m depth) of about 9 cm s-1, while typical maximum tidal surface currents near the shelf break are between 1 and 2 cm s-1 for each of the K1, O1, and M2 components. In general, the surface tidal currents decrease in magnitude as water depth increases toward the shelf break, although the semidiurnal components are amplified more at midshelf locations than the diurnal components. Examination of tidal ellipses at different depths suggests that the M2 tide has less vertical structure, while the diurnal tides exhibit more shear, particularly at the more shallow locations. Sea surface height constituents estimated at five locations along the Texas-Louisiana coast are in agreement with historical values.

  4. Geopressured geothermal resource of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast: a technology characterization and environmental assessment

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    Usibelli, A.; Deibler, P.; Sathaye, J.

    1980-12-01

    Two aspects of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast geopressured geothermal resource: (1) the technological requirements for well drilling, completion, and energy conversion, and, (2) the environmental impacts of resource exploitation are examined. The information comes from the literature on geopressured geothermal research and from interviews and discussions with experts. The technology characterization section emphasizes those areas in which uncertainty exists and in which further research and development is needed. The environmental assessment section discusses all anticipated environmental impacts and focuses on the two largest potential problems: (a) subsidence and (b) brine disposal.

  5. Comparison of estimated and background subsidence rates in Texas-Louisiana geopressured geothermal areas

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    Lee, L.M.; Clayton, M.; Everingham, J.; Harding, R.C.; Massa, A.

    1982-06-01

    A comparison of background and potential geopressured geothermal development-related subsidence rates is given. Estimated potential geopressured-related rates at six prospects are presented. The effect of subsidence on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast is examined including the various associated ground movements and the possible effects of these ground movements on surficial processes. The relationships between ecosystems and subsidence, including the capability of geologic and biologic systems to adapt to subsidence, are analyzed. The actual potential for environmental impact caused by potential geopressured-related subsidence at each of four prospects is addressed. (MHR)

  6. Monitoring Inland Storm Surge and Flooding from Hurricane Ike in Texas and Louisiana, September 2008

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    East, Jeffery W.; Turco, Michael J.; Mason, Robert R.

    2008-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a temporary monitoring network of 117 pressure transducers (sensors) at 65 sites over an area of about 5,000 square miles to record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of inland hurricane storm surge and coastal flooding generated by Hurricane Ike, which struck southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana September 12-13, 2008. Fifty-six sites were in Texas and nine were in Louisiana. Sites were categorized as surge, riverine, or beach/wave on the basis of proximity to the Gulf Coast. One-hundred five sensors from 59 sites (fig. 1) were recovered; 12 sensors from six sites either were lost during the storm or were not retrieved. All 59 sites (41 surge, 10 riverine, 8 beach/wave) had sensors to record water pressure (fig. 2), which is expressed as water level in feet above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88), and 46 sites had an additional sensor to record barometric pressure, expressed in pounds per square inch. Figure 3 shows an example of water level and barometric pressure over time recorded by sensors during the storm.

  7. Hazardous substances releases associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in industrial settings, Louisiana and Texas.

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    Ruckart, Perri Zeitz; Orr, Maureen F; Lanier, Kenneth; Koehler, Allison

    2008-11-15

    The scientific literature concerning the public health response to the unprecedented hurricanes striking the Gulf Coast in August and September 2005 has focused mainly on assessing health-related needs and surveillance of injuries, infectious diseases, and other illnesses. However, the hurricanes also resulted in unintended hazardous substances releases in the affected states. Data from two states (Louisiana and Texas) participating in the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system were analyzed to describe the characteristics of hazardous substances releases in industrial settings associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. HSEES is an active multi-state Web-based surveillance system maintained by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). In 2005, 166 hurricane-related hazardous substances events in industrial settings in Louisiana and Texas were reported. Most (72.3%) releases were due to emergency shut downs in preparation for the hurricanes and start-ups after the hurricanes. Emphasis is given to the contributing causal factors, hazardous substances released, and event scenarios. Recommendations are made to prevent or minimize acute releases of hazardous substances during future hurricanes, including installing backup power generation, securing equipment and piping to withstand high winds, establishing procedures to shutdown process operations safely, following established and up-to-date start-up procedures and checklists, and carefully performing pre-start-up safety reviews. PMID:18031931

  8. Profiles of Native Language Education Programs. A Source Book for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fuentes, Nancy

    This source book provides information on school, college, and community programs that teach American Indian languages in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. These programs were identified through leads provided by a nine-member regional task force of Native educators and language activists; consultation with federal and state…

  9. 76 FR 63914 - Sabine River Authority of Texas and Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana; Notice of...

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    2011-10-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sabine River Authority of Texas and Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for...

  10. 78 FR 79434 - Sabine River Authority of Texas and Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana; Notice of...

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    2013-12-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sabine River Authority of Texas and Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Toledo Bend Hydroelectric Project In accordance with the...

  11. HIV on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU): A Study of Five Campuses in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana

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    Chng, Chwee-Lye; Carlon, Alfonso; Toynes, Brian

    2006-01-01

    Students (N = 1,146) from five Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma participated in this study. Although students report a moderate level of HIV knowledge, they are deficient on three items related to the role of Nonoxynol-9 on HIV transmission, role of prior STD history on HIV transmission, and meaning of…

  12. Digital archive of drilling mud weight pressures and wellbore temperatures from 49 regional cross sections of 967 well logs in Louisiana and Texas, onshore Gulf of Mexico basin

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Burke, Lauri A.; Kinney, Scott A.; Kola-Kehinde, Temidayo B.

    2011-01-01

    This document provides the digital archive of in-situ temperature and drilling mud weight pressure data that were compiled from several historical sources. The data coverage includes the states of Texas and Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico basin. Data are also provided graphically, for both Texas and Louisiana, as plots of temperature as a function of depth and pressure as a function of depth. The minimum, arithmetic average, and maximum values are tabulated for each 1,000-foot depth increment for temperature as well as pressure in the Texas and Louisiana data.

  13. Current-wave interaction in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya river plume on the Texas-Louisiana shelf

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rong, Zengrui; Hetland, Robert D.; Zhang, Wenxia; Zhang, Xiaoqian

    2014-12-01

    Wave-current interaction over the Texas-Louisiana shelf, and its effects on the dispersal and mixing of the Mississippi-Atchafalaya river plume, have been investigated using the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport (COAWST) Modeling System. The modeling system is driven by realistic wave and current conditions at the open boundaries and high frequency1-D wind measured from a nearby meteorological station. Skill analysis demonstrates that the model reproduces the wave and salinity fields reasonably well. Waves over the Texas-Louisiana shelf are dominated by locally forced wind seas, and generally propagate in the same direction as the winds. Investigation into the spatial differences in the effect of waves reveals two distinct dynamical regions: the Chenier shelf, the shelf region extending roughly offshore from Sabine Lake to Vermilion Bay, and the Louisiana Bight, the region between the Mississippi Delta and Terrebonne Bay. A variety of model runs are performed, where specific wave processes are either included or excluded, in order to isolate the processes acting in different regions. The Chenier shelf is mainly affected by wave enhanced bottom stress, whereas the Louisiana Bight is mostly affected by the surface wave induced mixing and 3-D wave forces. The wave enhanced bottom stress suppresses cross-shore exchange, and acts to trap more freshwater in the nearshore regions shallower than 50 m over the Chenier shelf. Wave enhanced bottom stress plays only a minor role in the Louisiana Bight, where the surface-trapped Mississippi plume rarely feels the bottom. The surface intensified wave mixing and 3-D wave forces reduce the surface salinity and weaken the stratification in the region associated with the thin recirculating Mississippi plume in the Louisiana Bight. Model results indicate that the surface wave mixing, the 3-D wave forces, and the wave bottom stress exhibit little interaction over the Texas-Louisiana shelf. Finally, we have demonstrated that the one-way coupling is capable of resolving the majority of wave effects over the entire shelf if the seasonal scale is of interest.

  14. Hurricane Rita surge data, southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas, September to November 2005

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    McGee, Benton D.; Goree, Burl B.; Tollett, Roland W.; Woodward, Brenda K.; Kress, Wade H.

    2006-01-01

    Pressure transducers and high-water marks were used to document the inland water levels related to storm surge generated by Hurricane Rita in southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas. On September 22-23, 2005, an experimental monitoring network consisting of 47 pressure transducers (sensors) was deployed at 33 sites over an area of about 4,000 square miles to record the timing, extent, and magnitude of inland hurricane storm surge and coastal flooding. Sensors were programmed to record date and time, temperature, and barometric or water pressure. Water pressure was corrected for changes in barometric pressure and salinity. Elevation surveys using global-positioning systems and differential levels were used to relate all storm-surge water-level data, reference marks, benchmarks, sensor measuring points, and high-water marks to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). The resulting data indicated that storm-surge water levels over 14 feet above NAVD 88 occurred at three locations and rates of water-level rise greater than 5 feet per hour occurred at three locations near the Louisiana coast. Quality-assurance measures were used to assess the variability and accuracy of the water-level data recorded by the sensors. Water-level data from sensors were similar to data from co-located sensors, permanent U.S. Geological Survey streamgages, and water-surface elevations performed by field staff. Water-level data from sensors at selected locations were compared to corresponding high-water mark elevations. In general, the water-level data from sensors were similar to elevations of high quality high-water marks, while reporting consistently higher than elevations of lesser quality high-water marks.

  15. Spatial-scale analysis of hydrographic data over the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Yongxiang; Nowlin, Worth D.; Reid, Robert O.

    1996-09-01

    On the basis of hydrographic data collected by the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX A) and on earlier cruises, we examined the energetic scales of spatial variability over the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf. Shelf-scale spatial reference fields were sought to represent the general distributions of circulation and water properties over the shelf at the time of the observations. Various methods were explored for determining such reference fields of potential temperature, salinity, and geopotential anomaly at the sea surface relative to 70 dB. Spatial reference fields obtained from mean May fields and from polynomials fitted to individual May cruise data were compared. On the basis of those comparisons, quadratics were selected to fit property distributions from individual cruises and so to yield reference fields. Smaller-scale anomaly fields were obtained by removing the reference fields from the observed distributions. Calculation of correlation versus separation distance based on these anomaly fields then allowed estimation of spatial scales of anomaly fields for cross-shelf and along-shelf transects. The zero-crossing scale and the Gaussian decay scale are shown to be essentially the same, and the zero-crossing scale is used. The principal results for the anomaly scales are (1) cross-shelf scales over the western shelf are shorter (order 15 km) than those in the eastern and central regions (order 20 km), (2) along-shelf spatial scales are of the order of 35 km, (3) there is no significant difference in cross-shelf scales at the surface, middepth, and bottom, and (4) along-shelf scales are essentially the same over the western and eastern regions of the shelf, over the midshelf (50-m isobath) and along the shelf break (200-m isobath), and at different depths along the 200-m isobath. The same spatial scales are found when using data with spatial resolution of 1-10 km cross shelf and 10-20 along shelf to obtain the anomaly fields, so the data resolution used is adequate to represent the scales. The variances of the observed (shelf-wide) salinity, temperature, and geopotential anomaly are greater cross shelf than along shelf. The variance of the cross-shelf anomaly fields is around 10% of the shelf-wide fields; that of the along-shelf anomaly fields is about 35% of that in the shelf-wide fields. The analysis of scales when grouped by season did not show persuasive evidence of seasonal variation.

  16. Evaluation of model nesting performance on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Marta-Almeida, Martinho; Hetland, Robert D.; Zhang, Xiaoqian

    2013-05-01

    A skill assessment of a model of the Texas-Louisiana shelf, nested in a variety of different parent models, is performed using hydrographic salinity data. The nested models show improved salinity skill compared to the same model using climatological boundary conditions, as well as general skill score improvements over the parent models in the same region. Although a variety of parent models are used and these parent models have widely different skill scores when compared with regional hydrographic data sets, the skill scores for the nested models are generally indistinguishable. This leads to the conclusion that nesting is important for improving model skill, but it does not matter which parent model is used. The model is also used to create a series of ensembles, where the local forcing is varied with identical boundary conditions and where the boundary conditions are varied by nesting within the various parent models. The variance in the ensemble spread shows that there is a significant level of unpredictable, nonlinear noise associated with instabilities along the Mississippi/Atchafalaya plume front. The noise is seasonal and is greatest during summer upwelling conditions and weaker during nonsummer downwelling.

  17. Processes controlling mid-water column oxygen minima over the Texas-Louisiana shelf

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Wenxia; Hetland, Robert D.; DiMarco, Steven F.; Fennel, Katja

    2015-04-01

    We investigate distributions of dissolved oxygen over the Texas-Louisiana shelf using spatially highly resolved observations in combination with a regional circulation model with simple oxygen dynamics. The observations were collected using a towed, undulating CTD during the Mechanisms Controlling Hypoxia (MCH) program. Mid-water oxygen minimum layers (dissolved oxygen lower than 3.2 mL L-1) were detected in many transects. These oxygen minimum layers are connected with the bottom boundary layer and follow the pycnocline seaward as a tongue of low oxygen into the mid-water column. T-S diagrams highlighting the low oxygen minima in both observations and simulations imply direct connections between low-oxygen bottom water and the oxygen minimum layer. The dynamics of these oxygen minimum layers in the mid-water column are examined using a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model, based on the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). Convergence within the bottom boundary layer relative to density surfaces is calculated, results show that there is a convergence in the bottom boundary layer at the location where the pycnocline intersects the bottom. Buoyancy advection forced by bottom Ekman transport creates this convergent flow, and the corresponding low-oxygen intrusion. Similar intrusions of near-bottom water into the pycnocline are observed in other regions. The presence of hypoxia within the bottom boundary layer in the northern Gulf of Mexico creates a unique situation in which these intrusions are also associated with low dissolved oxygen.

  18. Environmental Survey preliminary report, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    This report presents the preliminary environmental findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), located in Louisiana and Texas, and conducted in two segments from November 30 through December 11, 1987, and February 1 through 10, 1988. The Survey is being conducted by a multidisciplinary team of environmental specialists led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. Individual team specialists are outside experts being supplied by a private contractor. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with SPR. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. This phase of the Survey involved the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at SPR, and interviews with site personnel. The Survey team has developed a Sampling and Analysis Plan to assist in further assessing specific environmental problems identified during its on-site activities. The Sampling and Analysis Plan will be executed by Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. When completed, the results will be incorporated into the SPR Survey findings for inclusion into the Environmental Survey Summary Report. The Summary Report will reflect the final determinations of the SPR Survey and the other DOE site-specific Surveys. 200 refs., 50 figs., 30 tabs.

  19. Subsurface Glen Rose reef trend in east Texas and west-central Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Adams, G.S.

    1983-03-01

    The subsurface Glen Rose reef trend in east Texas and west-central Louisiana (Lower Cretaceous Comanchean) is a regressive carbonate complex deposited on a broad shallow water shelf. The Glen Rose reef trend can be differentiated into two separate reef tracts that prograded seaward over a slowly subsiding shelf. It remains to be seen whether the Glen Rose reefs are actual framework reefs or mounds of transported material. Reef facies include poorly sorted caprinidcoral grainstones, moderately sorted peloid and oncolite packstones and grainstones, and well-sorted, very fine grained skeletal grainstones. Coated grains, abraded skeletal fragments, scoured bedding surfaces, and minor cross-beds are evidence for deposition of the reef facies in a high-energy shoal setting. The reefal buildups grade laterally into low-energy shallow water wackestones and mudstones containing toucasids, orbitolinids, and serpulid burrows. Porosities associated with the reefal buildups appear facies controlled. Caprinid-coral packstones and grainstones exhibit intraparticle, moldic, and vuggy porosities of 10 to 15%. Pinpoint microporosity of 5 to 10% are found within the finegrained skeletal grainstones. Fracture porosity enhances permeability in several facies. Moldic and vuggy porosity types are generally secondary whereas intraparticle porosity may be preserved primary. Coarse equant calcite commonly occludes intraparticle, moldic, vuggy, and fracture porosities. Dolomitization within the reef limestones may have acted to create or preserve porosities. Poor production from the Glen Rose reef trend has been attributed to the lack of structural closure.

  20. Morbidity surveillance after Hurricane Katrina--Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, September 2005.

    PubMed

    2006-07-01

    Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Thousands of Gulf Coast residents evacuated and dispersed across the country, moving into hotels, private homes, and evacuation centers (ECs) in 30 states and the District of Columbia (DC). One goal of public health responders was to identify and prevent hurricane-related morbidity and mortality among affected populations, especially among those with limited access to health care and those who were living in crowded conditions. This report summarizes the challenges of conducting national surveillance after Hurricane Katrina, focusing on the role of CDC in coordinating surveillance and consolidating and interpreting morbidity data from jurisdictions that used diverse surveillance approaches. Aggregate morbidity data that were reported through Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to CDC during September 1-22, 2005 (before the Gulf Coast landfall of Hurricane Rita on September 24) are presented from ECs and health-care facilities (HCFs) that served affected populations in these states. Chronic diseases and injuries were the most common conditions reported by ECs and HCFs, respectively. To better prepare for future large-scale disasters with widespread impact, public health agencies and other partners are actively working to establish standardized guidelines and tools for morbidity surveillance. These guidelines will facilitate the interpretation and exchange of health information among multiple jurisdictions and public and private agencies during a disaster response to identify outbreaks and monitor health concerns. PMID:16826160

  1. Environmental assessment of oil degasification at four Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities in Texas and Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-09-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to treat gassy oil at four Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage sites to lower the gas content of the stored crude oil and help ensure safe transfer of the oil during drawdown. The crude oil is stored underground in caverns created in salt domes. The degree of gassiness of the oil varies substantially among sites and among caverns within a site. This environmental assessment describes the proposed degasification operation, its alternatives, and potential environmental impacts. The need for degasification has arisen because over time, gases, principally methane and nitrogen, have migrated into and become dissolved in the stored crude oil. This influx of gas has raised the crude oil vapor pressure above limits required by safety and emission guidelines. When oil is drawn from the caverns, excess gases may come out of solution. Based on preliminary data from an ongoing sampling program, between 200 and 350 million of the 587 million barrels of crude oil stored at these four sites would require processing to remove excess gas. Degasification, a commonly used petroleum industry process, would be done at four crude oil storage facilities: Bryan Mound and Big Hill in Texas, and West Hackberry and Bayou Choctaw in Louisiana. DOE would use a turnkey services contract for engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of two degasification plants. These would be installed initially at Bryan Mound and West Hackberry. Degasification would be complete in less than three years of continuous operations. This report summarizes the environmental impacts of this gasification process.

  2. A Comparison of Advanced Placement Scores for Hispanic Students from California, Texas, and Arizona

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Koch, Bevan M.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: One purpose of this study was to analyze the overall AP exam performance of Hispanic students of Mexican origin from California, Texas, and Arizona. A second purpose was to conduct a comparison of Hispanic student exam scores from California, Texas, and Arizona on mathematics and English exams. Specifically, the performance of Hispanic…

  3. National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program. Data report: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance

    SciTech Connect

    Fay, W M; Sargent, K A; Cook, J R

    1982-02-01

    This report presents the results of ground water, stream water, and stream sediment reconnaissance in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The following samples were collected: Arkansas-3292 stream sediments, 5121 ground waters, 1711 stream waters; Louisiana-1017 stream sediments, 0 ground waters, 0 stream waters; Misissippi-0 stream sediments, 814 ground waters, 0 stream waters; Missouri-2162 stream sediments, 3423 ground waters 1340 stream waters; Oklahoma-2493 stream sediments, 2751 ground waters, 375 stream waters; and Texas-279 stream sediments, 0 ground waters, 0 stream waters. Neutron activation analyses are given for U, Br, Cl, F, Mn, Na, Al, V, and Dy in ground water and stream water, and for U, Th, Hf, Ce, Fe, Mn, Na, Sc, Ti, V, Al, Dy, Eu, La, Sm, Yb, and Lu in sediments. The results of mass spectroscopic analysis for He are given for 563 ground water sites in Mississippi. Field measurements and observations are reported for each site. Oak Ridge National Laboratory analyzed sediment samples which were not analyzed by Savannah River Laboratory neutron activation.

  4. Remote sensing survey of Chinese tallow tree in the Toledo Bend Reservoir area, Louisiana and Texas

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Ramsey, Elijah W., III; Rangoonwala, Amina; Bannister, Terri; Suzuoki, Yukihiro

    2013-01-01

    We applied Hyperion sensor satellite data acquired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite in conjunction with reconnaissance surveys to map the occurrences of the invasive Chinese tallow tree (Triadica sebifera) in the Toledo Bend Reservoir study area of northwestern Louisiana and northeastern Texas. The rationale for application of high spectral resolution EO-1 Hyperion data was based on the successful use of Hyperion data in the mapping of Chinese tallow tree in southwestern Louisiana in 2005. In contrast to the single Hyperion image used in the 2005 project, more than 20 EO-1 Hyperion and Advanced Land Imager (ALI) images of the study area were collected in 2009 and 2010 during the fall senescence when Chinese tallow tree leaves turn red. Atmospherically corrected reflectance spectra of Hyperion imagery collected at ground and aerial observation locations provided the input datasets used in the program for spectral discrimination analysis. Discrimination analysis was used to identify spectral indicator sets to best explain variance contained in the input databases. The expectation was that at least one set of Hyperion-based indicator spectra would uniquely identify occurrences of red-leaf Chinese tallow tree; however, no combination of Hyperion-based reflectance datasets produced a unique identifier. The inability to discover a unique spectral indicator resulted primarily from relatively sparse coverage by red-leaf Chinese tallow tree within the study area (percentage of coverage was less than 5 percent per 30- by 30-meter Hyperion pixel). To enhance the performance of the spectral discrimination analysis, leaf and canopy spectra of Chinese tallow tree were added to the input datasets to guide the indicator selection. In addition, input databases were segregated by land class obtained from an ALI-based landcover classification in order to reduce the input variance and to promote spectral discrimination of red-leaf Chinese tallow tree. Although no unique spectral identifier for red-leaf Chinese tallow tree was uncovered with these enhanced methods, in some cases predicted spatial patterns throughout the Hyperion images revealed alignment with vegetation associations within each land class that was often observed to contain Chinese tallow trees. These instances were associated particularly with the addition of helicopter-based spectra to the input databases. It was attempted to extend such predictions of likely occurrences of Chinese tallow tree by mapping six of the nine Hyperion swaths and four of the nine land classes, but this attempt produced uncertain results that could not be fully evaluated for accuracy. Even though the final mapping showed promise in identifying likely Chinese tallow tree occurrences, the low percentage of occurrences hindered mapping performance and validation. Results of the mapping suggested that successful detection of Chinese tallow tree in the study area would require a spectral sensor similar to the Hyperion but with a higher ground-level spatial resolution. Although the Hyperion-based spectral mapping did not provide the desired results, the associated field (ground and aerial) surveys did provide for a qualitative assessment of the overall Chinese tallow tree distribution within the study area. Ground and aerial surveys suggested that Chinese tallow tree occurrences were uncommon and were without an observed pattern in relation to proximity to the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Although uncommon and scattered, Chinese tallow trees and shrubs most commonly existed along forest edges, water edges, and fence lines, probably most in line with seed dispersal by birds. Chinese tallow trees were observed to be more densely dispersed within some scrublands and grasslands than were observed in pine, hardwood, and mixed forests.

  5. Assessment of Undiscovered Gas Resources in the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa and Woodbine Formations, Western Gulf Province of the Gulf Coast Region, Louisiana and Texas, 2007

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    U.S. Geological Survey

    2007-01-01

    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean of 20.8 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas and a mean of 0.60 billion barrels of undiscovered natural gas liquids in the Western Gulf Province of the Gulf Coast Region, Louisiana and Texas.

  6. Distribution and controlling mechanisms of primary production on the Louisiana Texas continental shelf

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chen, X.; Lohrenz, S. E.; Wiesenburg, D. A.

    2000-06-01

    The northwest (NW) Gulf of Mexico is marked by strong seasonal patterns in regional and mesoscale circulation and variable effects of riverine/estuarine discharge, which influence distributions of nutrients, phytoplankton biomass and primary production. During a series of five cruises in the NW Gulf of Mexico in 1993 and 1994, an extensive data set was collected including nutrients, phytoplankton biomass (chlorophyll a), and photosynthesis-irradiance ( P- E) parameters. Primary production was estimated using P- E parameters in conjunction with profiles of biomass and irradiance. Relatively high biomass and primary production were observed in inner shelf waters during spring conditions of high river discharge. This was attributed to the retention of biomass and nutrients on the shelf by the combination of high river outflow and a westward flow along the inner shelf with consequent onshore Ekman component. During summer, when surface currents shifted towards the north and east, values of nutrients, biomass and primary production were relatively high east of Galveston Bay and decreased outward from the coast. This pattern was apparently a consequence of nutrient inputs from riverine, upwelling and benthic sources. Nutrients, biomass and productivity in the western portion of the study area in summer were generally lower as a result of the upcoast flow of oligotrophic offshore water. Inter-annual variability was observed between November 1993 and 1994 with higher biomass and productivity occurring in November 1993. This was partially attributed to higher river discharge prior to November 1993, retention of biomass and nutrients by the downcoast flow along the inner shelf, and possibly, injection of nutrients onto the shelf at the shelf break. Our findings demonstrate that the interaction of circulation and availability of light and nutrients are largely responsible for variations in primary production. Nitrogen appeared to be the primary limiting nutrient, however, a potential for phosphate limitation was also observed particularly during periods of higher river discharge. Light availability was a critical variable during the fall and winter months, when higher primary production was restricted to shallow waters where vertical mixing was constrained by bottom topography. In deep waters, counteractive changes in nutrient and light availability apparently resulted in minor temporal variation between seasons. The annual carbon production in the Louisiana-Texas (LATEX) continental shelf region was estimated to be 159 g C m -2 year -1, which is within the range of prior estimates for this region. Given that the area of the study region was approximately 140,000 km 2, this would be equivalent to an areal carbon production of about 22.2 million metric tons.

  7. Objectively mapped stream function fields on the Texas-Louisiana shelf based on 32 months of moored current meter data

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cho, Kwangwoo; Reid, Robert O.; Nowlin, Worth D.

    1998-05-01

    On the basis of current measurements observed at 31 moorings during April 1992 through November 1994, as part of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study, we describe the horizontally nondivergent part of the near-surface, shelf-wide-scale, low-frequency circulation and its variability on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf by means of objectively fitted stream function fields. The 32-month mean velocity stream function patterns generally support the Cochrane and Kelly [1986] circulation schema for the shelf circulation, in which an elongated cyclonic gyre exists during the nonsummer period (September through May) but with flow in the summer (June to August) directed upcoast (toward the Mississippi delta) over the entire shelf. There exists significant interannual variability of the stream function fields, especially in the transition period from spring to summer to fall and along the shelf break. Strong upcoast (downcoast) currents dominate at the western shelf break associated with the presence of energetic anticyclones (cyclones). The dominant pattern of stream function variability deduced by empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis of 32 individual monthly mean patterns contains about 89% of the variance and shows a simple, shelf-wide, along-shelf pattern of circulation. The monthly evolution in amplitude of this dominant EOF pattern clearly mimics the monthly evolution of the along-shelf component of the wind with squared correlation of 0.83. This provides strong evidence that the seasonal variation of the shelf circulation is wind forced, in support of Cochrane and Kelly. The second and residual EOFs show more complex features near the shelf break that are associated with Loop Current eddies known to impact the continental slope and shelf break.

  8. 40 CFR 81.53 - Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish. In the State of Texas: Angelina County, Hardin County, Houston County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Nacogdoches County, Newton County, Orange County, Polk County, Sabine County, San...

  9. 40 CFR 81.53 - Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish. In the State of Texas: Angelina County, Hardin County, Houston County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Nacogdoches County, Newton County, Orange County, Polk County, Sabine County, San...

  10. 40 CFR 81.53 - Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish. In the State of Texas: Angelina County, Hardin County, Houston County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Nacogdoches County, Newton County, Orange County, Polk County, Sabine County, San...

  11. 40 CFR 81.53 - Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish. In the State of Texas: Angelina County, Hardin County, Houston County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Nacogdoches County, Newton County, Orange County, Polk County, Sabine County, San...

  12. 40 CFR 81.53 - Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish. In the State of Texas: Angelina County, Hardin County, Houston County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Nacogdoches County, Newton County, Orange County, Polk County, Sabine County, San...

  13. Mean hydrographic fields and their interannual variability over the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf in spring, summer, and fall

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Y.; Nowlin, W. D.; Reid, R. O.

    1997-01-01

    New hydrographic data from the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf were combined with data from older cruises covering significant portions of this shelf to produce spatial distributions of surface and bottom temperature and salinity as well as of surface geopotential anomaly relative to 70 dbar. These were used to calculate mean fields with their standard deviations for spring (May), summer (July-August), and fall (November). For each season, histograms were prepared of differences between properties in the individual fields and our seasonal mean values at each grid point in the individual fields. These histograms have highly tuned Gaussian distributions centered on zero differences, proving that a distribution selected randomly will likely be quite similar to the mean for the season in which the sample was made. The individual fields of salinity for summer and geopotential anomaly for spring are included for comparison with the mean fields. The mean fields, produced by adding a large data set to that used by Cochrane and Kelly [1986], substantiate the bimodal annual patterns of circulation and property distributions over the inner shelf region described by them. Essentially, there is downcoast (directed from the Mississippi toward Brownsville) nearshore flow except during the summer months. That flow is driven by downcoast along-shelf wind and enhanced by Mississippi-Atchafalaya River discharge. In July and August the average wind has an upcoast component and the nearshore flow is reversed. Patterns and values of the standard deviations are used to infer causes and magnitudes of interannual variability, respectively. Three examples of anomalous property distributions are presented to illustrate the effects of the principal external forcing mechanisms affecting interannual variability on the Texas-Louisiana shelf. These mechanisms are wind stress, Mississippi-Atchafalaya River discharge, and mesoscale eddies in the offshore circulation near the shelf-slope break. For each cruise examined, residuals of geopotential anomaly and surface salinity relative to the seasonal mean are examined in relation to departures of river discharge from the long-term (64 year) average and an index of along-shelf wind component appropriate to the times of the cruises. The residuals of geopotential anomaly were found to be significantly negatively correlated with those of surface salinity, with an intercept of approximately zero indicating that salinity plays the dominant role relative to temperature in year-to-year variability of the geopotential anomaly. Positive river discharge residuals were correlated with negative surface salinity residuals; enhanced downcoast wind resulted in negative surface salinity residuals; and enhanced upcoast wind resulted in positive surface salinity residuals. Most correlations were significant (different from zero) at the 95% confidence level.

  14. A modeling study of the physical processes affecting the development of seasonal hypoxia over the inner Louisiana-Texas shelf: Circulation and stratification

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Lixia; Justi?, Dubravko

    2009-06-01

    The physical processes affecting the development of seasonal hypoxia over the Louisiana-Texas shelf were examined using a high-resolution, three-dimensional, unstructured-grid, Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM). The model was forced with the observed freshwater fluxes from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers, surface winds, heat fluxes, tides and offshore conditions. The simulations were carried out over a six-month period, from April to September 2002, and the model performance was evaluated against several independent series of observations that included tidal gauge data, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data, shipboard measurements of temperature and salinity, vertical salinity and sigma-t profiles, and satellite imagery. The model accurately described the offshore circulation mode generated over the Louisiana-Texas shelf by the westerly winds during summer months, as well as the prevalent westward flow along the coast caused by the easterly winds during the rest of the study period. The seasonal cycle of stratification also was well represented by the model. During 2002, the stratification was initiated in early spring and subsequently enhanced by the intensity and phasing of riverine freshwater discharges. Strong stratification persisted throughout the summer and was finally broken down in September by tropical storms. The model simulations also revealed a quasi-permanent anticyclonic gyre in the Louisiana Bight region formed by the rotational transformation of the Mississippi River plume, whose existence during 2002 was supported by the satellite imagery and ADCP current measurements. Model simulations support the conclusion that local wind forcing and buoyancy flux resulting from riverine freshwater discharges were the dominant mechanisms affecting the circulation and stratification over the inner Louisiana-Texas shelf.

  15. Development of ground-water resources in Orange County, Texas, and adjacent areas in Texas and Louisiana, 1971-80

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Bonnet, C.W.; Gabrysch, R.K.

    1982-01-01

    The major water-bearing unit in the study area is the Chicot aquifer. The Chicot aquifer overlies the Evangeline aquifer. The Evangeline aquifer is undeveloped in Orange County, but is developed at Evadale in Jasper County, Texas, and at Silsbee in Hardin County, Texas. Both aquifers consist of unconsolidated and discontinuous layers of sand and clay that dip toward the Gulf of Mexico. Pumpage in Orange County from the lower unit of the Chicot aquifer averaged 21.2 million gallons per day and pumpage from the upper unit of the Chicot averaged about 2 million gallons per day from 1971-79. Pumpage increased in municipal areas and decreased in industrial areas with little net change in total pumpage during the report period. Most water levels continued to decline in Orange County, generally at a slower rate than before 1971. Water levels tended to stabilize in areas where ground-water withdrawals decreased. In some of the areas water levels rose. Bench-mark elevations determined during 1973 show regional land-surface subsidence from 1918-73, generally attributed to ground-water development, to be less than 0.5 foot. Locally, subsidence due to production of oil, gas , saltwater, or sulphur was about 15 feet at Spindletop Dome, Jefferson County, Texas, and as much as 3 feet (.9 meter) near Port Acres gas field, Jefferson County, Texas. Although saltwater encroachment is evident in parts of southern Orange County, the encroachment is not expected to increase because artesian pressure is unlikely to be decreased further due to stable ground-water pumping and a projected increase in the use of surface water to meet future demands. (USGS)

  16. Hg-contaminated terrestrial spiders pose a potential risk to songbirds at Caddo Lake (Texas/Louisiana, USA).

    PubMed

    Gann, Gretchen L; Powell, Cleveland H; Chumchal, Matthew M; Drenner, Ray W

    2015-02-01

    Methylmercury (MeHg) is an environmental contaminant that can have adverse effects on wildlife. Because MeHg is produced by bacteria in aquatic ecosystems, studies of MeHg contamination of food webs historically have focused on aquatic organisms. However, recent studies have shown that terrestrial organisms such as songbirds can be contaminated with MeHg by feeding on MeHg-contaminated spiders. In the present study, the authors examined the risk that MeHg-contaminated terrestrial long-jawed orb weaver spiders (Tetragnatha sp.) pose to songbirds at Caddo Lake (Texas/Louisiana, USA). Methylmercury concentrations in spiders were significantly different in river, wetland, and open-water habitats. The authors calculated spider-based wildlife values (the minimum spider MeHg concentrations causing physiologically significant doses in consumers) to assess exposure risks for arachnivorous birds. Methylmercury concentrations in spiders exceeded wildlife values for Carolina chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) nestlings, with the highest risk in the river habitat. The present study indicates that MeHg concentrations in terrestrial spiders vary with habitat and can pose a threat to small-bodied nestling birds that consume large amounts of spiders at Caddo Lake. This MeHg threat to songbirds may not be unique to Caddo Lake and may extend throughout the southeastern United States. PMID:25378235

  17. Coastal Trapped Waves Generated By Hurricane Andrew on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf 

    E-print Network

    Pearce, Stuart

    2012-02-14

    . Subsequent to the storm's passage, the observations and wavelet transforms show a two-to-four day period coastal trapped wave that propagate westward at speeds near 6 m/s and then around the Texas bend along the bathymetry. The signal remains detectable...

  18. Offshore Texas and Louisiana marine ecosystem data synthesis. Volume 3: Annotated bibliography. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Phillips, N.W.; James, B.M.

    1988-11-01

    This study provided a synthesis of available environmental information for the continental shelf from the shallow sublittoral to a depth of 500 m for the area between Corpus Christi Bay, Texas and the Mississippi River Delta. The Annotated Bibliography, which contains 1,535 references, was compiled through a combination of computer searches, telephone contacts, library visits, and submissions from chapter authors. The bibliographic data set is presented in hard copy and on IBM-compatible floppy disks that have been indexed with a computer program (FYI 3000 Plus) to allow searching by author, data, topic and geographic keywords, or words in the title, source, or annotation.

  19. Pesticides in ground water database: A compilation of monitoring studies, 1971-1991. Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Nexico, Oklahoma, Texas). Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Hoheisel, C.; Karrie, J.; Lees, S.; Davies-Hilliard, L.; Hannon, P.

    1992-08-01

    The report presents summary results on pesticide monitoring of ground water from 1971 to 1991. It is compiled from ground water monitoring projects performed primarily by federal agencies, state agencies and research institutions. The data is well and sample specific. The report is broken into a National Summary and 10 US EPA regional volumes. The information is presented as text, maps, graphs and tables on a national, EPA regional and state/county level. The Region 6 volume is comprised of data from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

  20. Development of ground-water resources in the Orange County area, Texas and Louisiana, 1980-Spring of 1985

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    Bonnet, C.W.; Williams, J. F., III

    1987-01-01

    This report updates groundwater information pertaining to the lower unit of the Chicot aquifer in the Orange County area, Texas and Louisiana. The period of data collection was from 1980 to the spring of 1985. Some data collected prior to 1980 are presented to establish long-term trends and relations. The lower unit of the Chicot aquifer is the main source of freshwater for several cities, communities, industries, housing subdivisions, and individual homeowners in Orange County. The total pumpage from the lower unit of the Chicot aquifer in Orange County decreased from a historical maximum of 23.1 million gallons per day during 1984. The use of surface water decreased from a peak withdrawal of 58.1 million gallons per day during 1981 to 41.4 million gallons per day during 1984. Water levels rose throughout most of the area. The greatest rise in water levels (as much as 14 feet) occurred in and near the city of Orange, although the greatest decline (3 feet) occurred northwest of Vidor. Most of the water in the lower unit of the Chicot aquifer is fresh, but the water quality can vary greatly within short distances. Chloride concentrations during 1980-84 ranged from 10 to 1,700 milligrams per liter. In general, chloride concentrations remained constant during 1980-84. A relation exists between chloride concentrations and specific conductance. It was determined that, estimated chloride concentrations (milligrams per liter) generally can be approximately determined by multiplying 0.29 times specific-conductance values (microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius by 0.29) when the specific conductance is between 500 and 5,600 microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius. (USGS)

  1. Mercury speciation and biomagnification in the food web of Caddo Lake, Texas and Louisiana, USA, a subtropical freshwater ecosystem.

    PubMed

    Chumchal, Matthew M; Rainwater, Thomas R; Osborn, Steven C; Roberts, Aaron P; Abel, Michael T; Cobb, George P; Smith, Philip N; Bailey, Frank C

    2011-05-01

    We studied the biomagnification of total mercury and methylmercury in a subtropical freshwater lake, Caddo Lake, Texas and Louisiana, USA. The present study is unique in that it not only included invertebrates (seven species) and fish (six species) but also an amphibian (one species), reptiles (three species), and mammals (three species). Nonfish vertebrates such as those included in the present study are often not included in assessments of trophic transfer of Hg. Mean trophic position (determined using stable isotopes of nitrogen) ranged from 2.0 (indicative of a primary consumer) to 3.8 (indicative of a tertiary consumer). Mean total Hg concentrations ranged from 36 to 3,292 ng/g dry weight in muscle and whole body and from 150 to 30,171 ng/g dry weight in liver. Most of the Hg in muscle and whole-body tissue was found as methylmercury, and at least 50% of the Hg found in liver was in the inorganic form (with the exception of largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides). Mercury concentrations were positively correlated with trophic position, indicating that biomagnification occurs in the food web of Caddo Lake. The food web magnification factors (FWMFs; slope of the relationship between mean Hg concentration and trophic position) for both total Hg and methylmercury were similar to those observed in other studies. Because most of the total Hg in consumers was methylmercury, the FWMF for methylmercury was not significantly different from the FWMF for total Hg. Some vertebrates examined in the present study had low Hg concentrations in their tissues similar to those observed in invertebrates, whereas others had concentrations of Hg in their tissues that in previous studies have been associated with negative health consequences in fish. PMID:21305578

  2. Global Positioning System Surveys of Storm-Surge Sensors Deployed During Hurricane Ike, Seadrift, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana, 2008

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    Payne, Jason D.; Woodward, Brenda K.; Storm, John B.

    2009-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey installed a network of pressure sensors at 65 sites along the Gulf Coast from Seadrift, Texas, northeast to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of inland storm surge and coastal flooding caused by Hurricane Ike in September 2008. A Global Positioning System was used to obtain elevations of reference marks near each sensor. A combination of real-time kinematic (RTK) and static Global Positioning System surveys were done to obtain elevations of reference marks. Leveling relative to reference marks was done to obtain elevations of sensor orifices above the reference marks. This report summarizes the Global Positioning System data collected and processed to obtain reference mark and storm-sensor-orifice elevations for 59 storm-surge sensors recovered from the original 65 installed as a necessary prelude to computation of storm-surge elevations. National Geodetic Survey benchmarks were used for RTK surveying. Where National Geodetic Survey benchmarks were not within 12 kilometers of a sensor site, static surveying was done. Additional control points for static surveying were in the form of newly established benchmarks or reestablished existing benchmarks. RTK surveying was used to obtain positions and elevations of reference marks for 29 sensor sites. Static surveying was used to obtain positions and elevations of reference marks for 34 sensor sites; four sites were surveyed using both methods. Multiple quality checks on the RTK-survey and static-survey data were applied. The results of all quality checks indicate that the desired elevation accuracy for the surveys of this report, less than 0.1-meter error, was achieved.

  3. Neogene depositional processes on the Texas-Louisiana continental slope revealed by high-resolution seismic studies

    SciTech Connect

    Damuth, J.E.; Olson, H.C. ); Twichell, D.C. )

    1991-03-01

    Systematic interpretation of high-resolution seismic profiles (3.5-10 kHz echograms and 100 Hz air gun) from the continental slope and rise of offshore Texas and Louisiana from the shelf break across the highly deformed zone of salt diapirs, folds, and intraslope basins to water depths greater than 3,500 m seaward of the Sigsbee Escarpment reveals the geometries, scales, distributions, and depositional processes of deep-water deposits in this region. The 3.5-10 kHz data indicate that redistribution of sediment by mass-transport processes a ubiquitous, and a wide spectrum of slumps, slide blocks, and debris flows are observed from small, isolated deposits in intraslope basins to large, complex deposits covering hundreds of kilometers. The reflection character (echo character) of many intraslope basin and canyon floors indicates sand-rich deposits; however, aggradational leveed-channel systems, characteristic of deep-sea fans, are not observed in the steep-walled intraslope basins. In contrast, some large submarine-fan channel-levee complexes do extend seaward from the mouths of these large canyons and basins at the base of the Sigsbee Escarpment to form one or more large deep-sea fans on the continental rise. Apparently, large quantities of terrigenous sediments can be transported by turbidity flows through the intricate network of rugged intraslope basins and canyons to feed these fans. Evidence of sediment redistribution by bottom currents (contour currents) is also observed in the form of sediment waves and drift deposits across a large area of the continental rise seaward of the southeastern base of the Sigsbee Escarpment.

  4. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Texoma Complex distribution enhancements: Orange and Jefferson Counties, Texas; Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, Louisiana: Environmental assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-03-01

    The Department of Energy is proposing to construct and operate two buried crude oil pipelines to provide for unconstrained drawdown of three Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) crude oil storage facilities of the Texoma Complex located in portions of Louisiana and Texas. The project is required to provide a crude oil distribution system capable of meeting a planned increase in the Texoma Complex drawdown rate to 2,340,000 barrels-per-day (bpd). The EA addresses a no-action alternative and alternative pipeline routes. Potential impacts from pipeline construction concern disturbances to prime farmlands, floodplains and wetlands. A very small acreage of prime farmlands is involved; the total is not considered significant. The Floodplain/Wetlands Assessment states that the effects of pipeline construction and operation on floodplains and associated wetlands will be temporary and localized. DOE determined in a Floodplain Statement of Findings that for the project as a whole there is no practicable alternative to locating in a floodplain, and that the proposal conforms to appropriate state and local floodplain protection standards. Potential impacts from pipeline operation are primarily concerned with accidental releases of crude oil to the environment. Because the pipelines will be buried, the probability of a major pipeline break releasing large quantities of crude oil is small and pipeline testing and the development of an oil spill contingency plan will reduce the seriousness of any oil spill. The proposed pipelines are expected to involve no other environmental concerns. It is the determination of DOE that the proposed Texoma Complex Distribution Enhancements do not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment; therefore an environmental impact statement will not be prepared. 27 refs., 3 tabs.

  5. Attributes of Non-Hispanic Blacks That Use Chiropractic Health Care: A Survey of Patients in Texas and Louisiana

    PubMed Central

    Ward, John; Humphries, Kelley; Coats, Jesse; Whitfield, Paige

    2015-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to describe non-Hispanic blacks that use chiropractic health care to better understand this underserved demographic. Methods E-mail and telephone calls were used to recruit doctors of chiropractic (DCs) in Texas and Louisiana to distribute anonymous surveys to their non-Hispanic black patients. Twenty doctors volunteered to participate. Each was sent 10 surveys and self-addressed envelopes to distribute. All doctors were given at least 3 months to distribute surveys to as many non-Hispanic black patients that they had. The survey contained 20 questions designed to develop a profile of non-Hispanic black patients that used chiropractic care. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize demographic and other patient attributes. Results Two-hundred surveys were distributed and 44 were completed, yielding a response rate of 22%. Non-Hispanic black patients were more likely to be female (54.5%), be older than 50 years (56.8%), be a college graduate (59.1%), be employed (61.9%), report not receiving public assistance in the past 5 years (81.4%), report a household income of $20 000 to $60 000 a year (48.8%), and born in the United States (83.7%). Participants reported that there was a DC within 30 minutes of their address (81.4%), their DC always explained things to them in an easy-to-understand manner (81.8%), their DC always showed respect for what they had to say (88.6%), and their DC always cared about them as a person (86.4%). Conclusions In the sample surveyed, non-Hispanic black patients tended to be female, be older, be college educated, be employed, and have a positive viewpoint on their interactions with their DC.

  6. Relationships between nutrients and dissolved oxygen concentrations on the Texas-Louisiana shelf during summer of 2004 

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    Lahiry, Sudeshna

    2009-06-02

    stratification. In 2004, three shelf wide cruises (in April, June and August) were conducted on the Louisiana Shelf to understand the mechanisms controlling hypoxia on the shelf, and examine the relationship between dissolved oxygen and nutrient concentrations...

  7. COMPARATIVE GROWTH OF GIANT REED FROM FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND CALIFORNIA

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Giant reed (Arundo donax L.) occurs throughout the southern half of the US from California to Maryland. It is considered an invasive plant in some parts of this range but not others. In order to test the hypothesis that plants from different regions have similar growth characteristics, we grew plant...

  8. Recent School Finance Litigation in California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wood, R. Craig; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Courts are being asked to determine the legality, according to state constitutions, of various methodologies of financing public education. The first of two articles addresses finance issues raised in five selected states during the last three years. (18 notes) (MLF)

  9. A Review of the Spider-Mite Problem on Grain Sorghum and Corn in West Texas

    E-print Network

    Ehler, L. E.

    1974-01-01

    . In cer- tain areas (e.g., El Paso Valley) some growers have refrained from planting these crops because of the attendant spider-mite problem. Furthermore, it ap- pears that the spider-mite problem has grown more severe each year throughout West Texas... the Rio Grande Valley (Walter and Wene, 1956; Dean, 1957), and Trans-Pecos, High Plains and Central Texas (Ehler, 1973). Pritchard and Baker (1955) reported that BGM occurred in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisiana...

  10. An evaluation of known remaining oil resources in the state of Louisiana and Texas. Volume 3, Project on Advanced Oil Recovery and the States

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-11-01

    The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) has conducted a series of studies to evaluate the known, remaining oil resource in twenty-three (23) states. The primary objective of the IOGCC`s effort is to examine the potential impact of an aggressive and focused program of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) and technology transfer on future oil recovery in the United States. As part of a larger effort by the IOGCC, this report focuses on the potential economic benefits of improved oil recovery in the states of Louisiana and Texas. Individual reports for six other oil producing states and a national report have been separately published. The analysis presented in this report is based on the databases and models available in the Tertiary Oil Recovery Information System (TORIS).

  11. Temporal variation of summertime denitrification rates in the Texas-Louisiana inner shelf region in the Gulf of Mexico: A modeling approach using the extended OMP analysis

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    Kim, Il-Nam; Min, Dong-Ha

    2013-09-01

    The northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is well known for hypoxic water conditions (O2?2 mg L-1), and is often referred to as the “Dead Zone”. The area of the Dead Zone has increased remarkably during the recent decades due to the increased coastal eutrophication. Under such conditions, denitrification process that removes “available nitrogen” from the system would likely become more active, and it needs to be better quantified to understand the nature of biogeochemical nitrogen cycles in the northern GOM. Despite its significance, few denitrification studies have been conducted for this area. We estimate the temporal variation of denitrification rates of the bottom waters at the northern Gulf of Mexico encompassing the “Dead Zone” during July of the 1985-2007 period (except for 1988-1990). We use historic hydrographic data and the extended Optimum Multi-Parameter analysis. Denitrification rates of the bottom waters in the region have gradually decreased from 1985 to 1997, and then increased to 2007. The water mass mixing composition of bottom waters on the Texas-Louisiana inner shelf has changed since ?1997. The Texas-Louisiana Coastal Water part has increased and that of the Subtropical Underwater has decreased. This change appears to have influenced the denitrification rates in the study area. We suggest that denitrification rates of bottom waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico are controlled not only by biogeochemical factors (i.e. organic matter supply and remineralization), but also by physical factor (i.e. stratification and relative contributions from different water masses).

  12. Stable Isotope Characterization and Proxy Records of Hypoxia-Susceptible Waters on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf 

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    Strauss, Josiah

    2012-02-14

    and the respiration of marine OC at depths equal to and greater than 20 m. delat^18O and delta^13C profiles of Louisiana shelf Conus shells collected in 1972 show no evidence for summer hypoxia. Comparison with modern Conus records reveal a delta^13CDIC reduction...

  13. 78 FR 41057 - Sabine River Authority of Texas and Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana; Public Meetings...

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    ...: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Orange Public Library ADDRESS: 220 North Fifth Street... Louisiana; Public Meetings Soliciting Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Toledo... tribes, the public, the license applicants, and Commission staff. All written comments must be filed...

  14. Archive of digital Boomer seismic reflection data collected during USGS Cruises 94CCT01 and 95CCT01, eastern Texas and western Louisiana, 1994 and 1995

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    Calderon, Karynna; Dadisman, Shawn V.; Kindinger, Jack L.; Flocks, James G.; Morton, Robert A.; Wiese, Dana S.

    2004-01-01

    In June of 1994 and August and September of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, conducted geophysical surveys of the Sabine and Calcasieu Lake areas and the Gulf of Mexico offshore eastern Texas and western Louisiana. This report serves as an archive of unprocessed digital boomer seismic reflection data, trackline maps, navigation files, observers' logbooks, GIS information, and formal FGDC metadata. In addition, a filtered and gained GIF image of each seismic profile is provided. The archived trace data are in standard Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) SEG-Y format (Barry and others, 1975) and may be downloaded and processed with commercial or public domain software such as Seismic Unix (SU). Examples of SU processing scripts and in-house (USGS) software for viewing SEG-Y files (Zihlman, 1992) are also provided. Processed profile images, trackline maps, navigation files, and formal metadata may be viewed with a web browser. Scanned handwritten logbooks and Field Activity Collection System (FACS) logs may be viewed with Adobe Reader.

  15. 40 CFR 81.319 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Helena Parish St. James Parish St. John the Baptist Parish St. Landry Parish...Plaquemines Parish St. Helena Parish St. John the Baptist Parish St. Landry Parish...Louisiana-S.E. Texas Interstate: St. John the Baptist Parish...

  16. Man-made marine debris and sea turtle strandings on beaches of the upper Texas and southwestern Louisiana coasts, June 1987 through September 1989. Technical memo

    SciTech Connect

    Duronslet, M.J.; Revera, D.B.; Stanley, K.M.

    1991-02-01

    The upper Texas and southwestern Louisiana coastlines were divided into six sampling zones to survey the amounts, types and rates of accumulation of man-made marine debris, the number of sea turtle strandings, the incidence of sea turtle entanglements in marine debris and the incidence of ingestion of such debris by sea turtles. From June 1987 through September 1989, 473 sample plots were examined for marine debris. Significant differences were detected in mean number of debris items per 100 sq m of beach sampled by year, zone and month. Significant differences in mean weight of debris items per 100 sq m of beach sampled were detected by month and zone. Both number and weights (per 100 sq m) of debris were lowest in the winter months. Number per 100 sq m was greatest in August while weight per 100 sq m peaked in May. Tar balls and plastic items were the most frequently encountered marine debris items. Wooden items had the highest average weights while tar balls and polystyrene foam were the lightest items collected. A total of 171 sea turtles stranded on the surveyed beaches during the study. Of 26 gastrointestinal tracts examined, 16 had ingested some form of man-made debris. Six turtles were entangled in man-made debris and 9 were live stranded.

  17. Correlation of Cenozoic sediments of Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf. Part I. Galveston area offshore Texas through Vermilion area offshore Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Larre, G.H.; Reed, J.C.; Leyendecker, C.L.; Khan, A.S.; Kinler, C.J.; Harrison, P.F.; Pickens, G.P.

    1987-05-01

    The Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) regional office, Minerals Management Service (MMS), US Department of the Interior, will publish an atlas in early 1987 entitled Correlation of the Cenozoic Sediments of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf: Part I: Galveston Area Offshore Texas through Vermilion Area Offshore Louisiana. Part II, extending west-southwestward from Part I, and Part III, extending eastward from Part I, will be published at later dates. The Resource Evaluation office, MMS, is conducting detailed geological, geophysical, and paleontological investigations of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico OCS. The subsurface structure and stratigraphy of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico OCS for Galveston area through Vermilion area, from the Miocene through the Pleistocene production trends, are discussed in the report of Part I. This presentation includes the interpretation of over 12,000 mi of geophysical data, 1500 electric logs, and 1000 paleontological reports. Analysis of this data is presented on 19 cross sections. These cross sections contain information from 247 well data summaries, 175 paleontological reports, and 152 well velocity summaries. Examples of each of these will be available. The geophysical and companion electric log cross sections illustrate a detailed stratigraphic study of 26 horizons. These horizons are included on a stratigraphic chart, copies of which will be available. the marine depth-related environments will be displayed and copies of that chart will also be available. This atlas can be used for evaluation of petroleum exploration and exploitation as well as scientific investigations in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

  18. Environmental Assessment: Geothermal Energy Geopressure Subprogram. Gulf Coast Well Drilling and Testing Activity (Frio, Wilcox, and Tuscaloosa Formations, Texas and Louisiana)

    SciTech Connect

    1981-09-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated a program to evaluate the feasibility of developing the geothermal-geopressured energy resources of the Louisiana-Texas Gulf Coast. As part of this effort, DOE is contracting for the drilling of design wells to define the nature and extent of the geopressure resource. At each of several sites, one deep well (4000-6400 m) will be drilled and flow tested. One or more shallow wells will also be drilled to dispose of geopressured brines. Each site will require about 2 ha (5 acres) of land. Construction and initial flow testing will take approximately one year. If initial flow testing is successful, a continuous one-year duration flow test will take place at a rate of up to 6400 m{sup 3} (40,000 bbl) per day. Extensive tests will be conducted on the physical and chemical composition of the fluids, on their temperature and flow rate, on fluid disposal techniques, and on the reliability and performance of equipment. Each project will require a maximum of three years to complete drilling, testing, and site restoration.

  19. 78 FR 37216 - Sabine River Authority of Texas and Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana; Notice of...

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    2013-06-20

    ... Hydroelectric Project In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sabine River Authority of Texas and Sabine River Authority, State...

  20. Radionuclides, Metals, and Hydrocarbons in Oil and Gas Operational Discharges and Environmental Samples Associated with Offshore Production Facilities on the Texas/Louisiana Continental Shelf with an Environmental Assessment of Metals and Hydrocarbons

    SciTech Connect

    Continental Shelf Associates, Inc.

    1999-08-16

    This report presents concentrations of radionuclides, metals, and hydrocarbons in samples of produced water and produced sand from oil and gas production platforms located offshore Texas and Louisiana. Concentrations in produced water discharge plume/receiving water, ambient seawater, sediment, interstitial water, and marine animal tissue samples collected in the vicinity of discharging platforms and reference sites distant from discharges are also reported and discussed. An environmental risk assessment is made on the basis of the concentrations of metals and hydrocarbons determined in the samples.

  1. Radionuclides, Metals, and Hydrocarbons in Oil and Gas Operational Discharges and Environmental Samples Associated with Offshore Production Facilities on the Texas/Louisiana Continental Shelf with an Environmental Assessment of Metals and Hydrocarbons.

    SciTech Connect

    1997-06-01

    This report presents concentrations of radionuclides, metals, and hydrocarbons in samples of produced water and produced sand from oil and gas production platforms located offshore Texas and Louisiana. concentrations in produced water discharge plume / receiving water, ambient seawater, sediment, interstitial water, and marine animal tissue samples collected in the vicinity of discharging platforms and reference sites distant from discharges are also reported and discussed. An environmental risk assessment is made on the basis of the concentration of metals and hydrocarbons determined in the samples.

  2. Relationships of Light Transmission, Stratification and Fluorescence in the Hypoxic Region of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf in Spring/Summer 2009 

    E-print Network

    Towns, Jenny L

    2012-07-11

    the fluorescence of chlorophyll a in g/L and is a proxy indicator for phytoplankton biomass. The Louisiana Shelf is home to the largest hypoxic zone in the western hemisphere, covering on average more than 15000 sq. km. The Louisiana hypoxic zone occurs seasonally...

  3. A new species of Trichosomoididae (Nematoda) from skin of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus (Perciformes: Lutjanidae), on the Texas-Louisiana shelf, northern Gulf of Mexico.

    PubMed

    Ruiz, Carlos F; Ray, Candis L; Cook, Melissa; Grace, Mark A; Bullard, Stephen A

    2013-04-01

    Eggs and larvae of Huffmanela oleumimica n. sp. infect red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus (Poey, 1860), were collected from the Texas-Louisiana Shelf (28°16'36.58?N, 93°03'51.08?W) and are herein described using light and scanning electron microscopy. Eggs in skin comprised fields (1-5 × 1-12 mm; 250 eggs/mm(2)) of variously oriented eggs deposited in dense patches or in scribble-like tracks. Eggs had clear (larvae indistinct, principally vitelline material), amber (developing larvae present) or brown (fully developed larvae present; little, or no, vitelline material) shells and measured 46-54 ?m (x = 50; SD ± 1.6; n = 213) long, 23-33 (27 ± 1.4; 213) wide, 2-3 (3 ± 0.5; 213) in eggshell thickness, 18-25 (21 ± 1.1; 213) in vitelline mass width, and 36-42 (39 ± 1.1; 213) in vitelline mass length with protruding polar plugs 5-9 (7 ± 0.6; 213) long and 5-8 (6 ± 0.5; 213) wide. Fully developed larvae were 160-201 (176 ± 7.9) long and 7-8 (7 ± 0.5) wide, had transverse cuticular ridges, and were emerging from some eggs within and beneath epidermis. The new species differs from its congeners by having eggs <65 ?m in total length and that have a brown eggshell when fully developed, an envelope throughout development, and irregularly-dispersed eggshell spines plus a larva >110 ?m long with transverse cuticular ridges. The eggs lack a spindle-shaped envelope, polar filaments, and eggshell ridges. This is the first report of a species of Huffmanela from a snapper (Lutjanidae) or from the Gulf of Mexico. A table of egg and larval characteristics, hosts, and localities for Huffmanela spp. is provided. PMID:22985426

  4. CENSUS AND STATISTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SOIL AND WATER QUALITY AT ABANDONED AND OTHER CENTRALIZED AND COMMERCIAL DRILLING-FLUID DISPOSAL SITES IN LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS

    SciTech Connect

    Alan R. Dutton; H. Seay Nance

    2003-06-01

    Commercial and centralized drilling-fluid disposal (CCDD) sites receive a portion of spent drilling fluids for disposal from oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations. Many older and some abandoned sites may have operated under less stringent regulations than are currently enforced. This study provides a census, compilation, and summary of information on active, inactive, and abandoned CCDD sites in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, intended as a basis for supporting State-funded assessment and remediation of abandoned sites. Closure of abandoned CCDD sites is within the jurisdiction of State regulatory agencies. Sources of data used in this study on abandoned CCDD sites mainly are permit files at State regulatory agencies. Active and inactive sites were included because data on abandoned sites are sparse. Onsite reserve pits at individual wells for disposal of spent drilling fluid are not part of this study. Of 287 CCDD sites in the four States for which we compiled data, 34 had been abandoned whereas 54 were active and 199 were inactive as of January 2002. Most were disposal-pit facilities; five percent were land treatment facilities. A typical disposal-pit facility has fewer than 3 disposal pits or cells, which have a median size of approximately 2 acres each. Data from well-documented sites may be used to predict some conditions at abandoned sites; older abandoned sites might have outlier concentrations for some metal and organic constituents. Groundwater at a significant number of sites had an average chloride concentration that exceeded nonactionable secondary drinking water standard of 250 mg/L, or a total dissolved solids content of >10,000 mg/L, the limiting definition for underground sources of drinking water source, or both. Background data were lacking, however, so we did not determine whether these concentrations in groundwater reflected site operations. Site remediation has not been found necessary to date for most abandoned CCDD sites; site assessments and remedial feasibility studies are ongoing in each State. Remediation alternatives addressed physical hazards and potential for groundwater transport of dissolved salt and petroleum hydrocarbons that might be leached from wastes. Remediation options included excavation of wastes and contaminated adjacent soils followed by removal to permitted disposal facilities or land farming if sufficient on-site area were available.

  5. Monitoring and First Discovery of the Mexican Rice Borer Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini, has expanded its range from the Lower Rio Grande Valley to east Texas, and now into southwest Louisiana. Louisiana Department of Agricultural and Forestry and Louisiana State University AgCenter scientists forecast that natural and unintended movement will r...

  6. Chapter 2. Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources--Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous Cotton Valley group, Jurassic Smackover interior salt basins total petroleum system, in the East Texas basin and Louisiana-Mississippi salt basins provinces.

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    Dyman, T.S.; Condon, S.M.

    2006-01-01

    The Jurassic Smackover Interior Salt Basins Total Petroleum System is defined for this assessment to include (1) Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation carbonates and calcareous shales and (2) Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous Cotton Valley Group organic-rich shales. The Jurassic Smackover Interior Salt Basins Total Petroleum System includes four conventional Cotton Valley assessment units: Cotton Valley Blanket Sandstone Gas (AU 50490201), Cotton Valley Massive Sandstone Gas (AU 50490202), Cotton Valley Updip Oil and Gas (AU 50490203), and Cotton Valley Hypothetical Updip Oil (AU 50490204). Together, these four assessment units are estimated to contain a mean undiscovered conventional resource of 29.81 million barrels of oil, 605.03 billion cubic feet of gas, and 19.00 million barrels of natural gas liquids. The Cotton Valley Group represents the first major influx of clastic sediment into the ancestral Gulf of Mexico. Major depocenters were located in south-central Mississippi, along the Louisiana-Mississippi border, and in northeast Texas. Reservoir properties and production characteristics were used to identify two Cotton Valley Group sandstone trends across northern Louisiana and east Texas: a high-permeability blanket-sandstone trend and a downdip, low-permeability massive-sandstone trend. Pressure gradients throughout most of both trends are normal, which is characteristic of conventional rather than continuous basin-center gas accumulations. Indications that accumulations in this trend are conventional rather than continuous include (1) gas-water contacts in at least seven fields across the blanket-sandstone trend, (2) relatively high reservoir permeabilities, and (3) high gas-production rates without fracture stimulation. Permeability is sufficiently low in the massive-sandstone trend that gas-water transition zones are vertically extensive and gas-water contacts are poorly defined. The interpreted presence of gas-water contacts within the Cotton Valley massive-sandstone trend, however, suggests that accumulations in this trend are also conventional.

  7. Geographical susceptibility of Louisiana and Texas populations of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidopetera: Crambidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The susceptibility of 18 field populations of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) to two sources of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein was determined by laboratory bioassays. Fifteen of the 18 field populations were collected from seven locations across Louisiana and the other 3 popula...

  8. 75 FR 70811 - Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas in Arizona, California, and Texas

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    2010-11-19

    ... / Friday, November 19, 2010 / Rules and Regulations#0;#0; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 301 Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas in Arizona, California, and...

  9. Heterodichogamy in Pecan as Affected by Climate in California and Texas

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Pecan (Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch) is a heterodichogamous anemophilous species that expresses severe inbreeding depression. This study compared pollen shed and pistil receptivity patterns for commercial pecan cultivars commonly grown in Durham, California and in Brownwood and College St...

  10. Risk-based residential HLB/ACP survey for California, Texas and Arizona

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The recent discoveries of HLB in the Los Angeles Basin and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas underscore the imminent danger of HLB spread in these two States and the urgent need for highly sensitive survey methods for early detection of new residential infections of HLB combined with rapid intervention...

  11. Chapter 7. The GIS project for the geologic assessment of undiscovered oil and gas in the Cotton Valley group and Travis Peak and Hosston formations, East Texas basin and Louisiana-Mississippi salt basins provinces.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Biewick, Laura R.H.

    2006-01-01

    A geographic information system (GIS) focusing on the Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous Cotton Valley Group and the Lower Cretaceous Travis Peak and Hosston Formations in the northern Gulf Coast region was developed as a visual-analysis tool for the U.S. Geological Survey's 2002 assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and natural gas resources in the East Texas Basin and Louisiana-Mississippi Salt Basins Provinces. The Central Energy Resources Team of the U.S. Geological Survey has also developed an Internet Map Service to deliver the GIS data to the public. This mapping tool utilizes information from a database about the oil and natural gas endowment of the United States-including physical locations of geologic and geographic data-and converts the data into visual layers. Portrayal and analysis of geologic features on an interactive map provide an excellent tool for understanding domestic oil and gas resources for strategic planning, formulating economic and energy policies, evaluating lands under the purview of the Federal Government, and developing sound environmental policies. Assessment results can be viewed and analyzed or downloaded from the internet web site, http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/oilgas/noga/ .

  12. California Red Scale and its Control in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

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    Clark, S. W. (Sherman Wood); Friend, W. H. (William Heartsill)

    1932-01-01

    in Table 5. Table 5. Host Plants of the California Red Scale in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Host ( Degree of Infestation I Use Ash (Green) Asparagus plumosus Athel Australian Pine Avocado Bauhinia Carob Castor Bean (Fig. 8) China berrv Citrus...

  13. Dicofol and DDT residues in lizard carcasses and bird eggs from Texas, Florida, and California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Clark, D.R.; Flickinger, Edward L.; White, D.H.; Hothem, R.L.; Belisle, A.A.

    1995-01-01

    Relatively high dicofol residues occured in some lizards in Texas citrus orchards in early summer when female lizards were producing eggs. The data from bird eggs were too few for conclusions, but to detect peak residue loads, future dicofol studies should concentrate on predaceous bird species likely to feed within the treated agricultural habitats, and collecting of eggs for analysis should begin within days after spray application.

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

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    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.

  15. WWWWWoods ofoods ofoods ofoods ofoods of LouisianaLouisianaLouisianaLouisianaLouisiana

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    the 64 Louisiana parishes and also in our global market place. We need to work with them and add value through further processing. The first step of value-added for a secondary processor or hobbyist is proper close control. Fair:Fair:Fair:Fair:Fair: Requires control. Good:Good:Good:Good:Good: Glues well

  16. An Overview of Historical Channel Adjustment and Selected Hydraulic Values in the Lower Sabine and Lower Brazos River Basins, Texas and Louisiana

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    Heitmuller, Franklin T.; Greene, Lauren E.; John D. Gordon, John D.

    2010-01-01

    The Sabine and Brazos are alluvial rivers; alluvial rivers are dynamic systems that adjust their geometry in response to changes in streamflow (discharge) and sediment load. In fluvial geomorphology, the term 'channel adjustment' refers to river channel changes in three geometric dimensions: (1) channel slope (profile); (2) the outline or shape, such as meandering or braided, projected on a horizontal plane (planform); and (3) cross-sectional form (shape). The primary objective of the study was to investigate how the channel morphology of these rivers has changed in response to reservoirs and other anthropogenic disturbances that have altered streamflow and sediment load. The results of this study are expected to aid ecological assessments in the lower Sabine River and lower Brazos River Basins for the Texas Instream Flow Program. Starting in the 1920s, several dams have been constructed on the Sabine and Brazos Rivers and their tributaries, and numerous bridges have been built and sometimes replaced multiple times, which have changed the natural flow regime and reduced or altered sediment loads downstream. Changes in channel geometry over time can reduce channel conveyance and thus streamflow, which can have adverse ecological effects. Channel attributes including cross-section form, channel slope, and planform change were evaluated to learn how each river's morphology changed over many years in response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances. Climate has large influence on the hydrologic regimes of the lower Sabine and lower Brazos River Basins. Equally important as climate in controlling the hydrologic regime of the two river systems are numerous reservoirs that regulate downstream flow releases. The hydrologic regimes of the two rivers and their tributaries reflect the combined influences of climate, flow regulation, and drainage area. Historical and contemporary cross-sectional channel geometries at 15 streamflow-gaging stations in the lower Sabine and lower Brazos River Basins were evaluated. An in-depth discussion of results from streamflow-gaging station 08028500 Sabine River near Bon Weir, Tex., is featured here as an example of the analyses that were done at each station.

  17. Assessing temporal and spatial variability of hypoxia over the inner Louisiana-upper Texas shelf: Application of an unstructured-grid three-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic-water quality model

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    Justi?, Dubravko; Wang, Lixia

    2014-01-01

    Patterns of temporal and spatial variability in hypoxia (<2 mg O2 l-1) on the inner Louisiana-upper Texas (LaTex) shelf were examined using FVCOM LaTex, an unstructured grid, three-dimensional, hydrodynamic-water quality model. Dynamics of dissolved oxygen were modeled using an expanded and revised version of the Water Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) that was fully coupled to a Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM). The coupled model was driven by surface wind forcing, tidal forcing, offshore remote forcing, heat fluxes, oxygen exchanges at the air-sea interface, solar radiation, and freshwater and nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) fluxes from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers. The model simulations were carried out over a 9-month period, from January 1 to October 4, 2002, and the model skill was assessed using multiple sets of observational data that included time series of dissolved oxygen concentrations from a station within the core of the Gulf hypoxic zone (C6), dissolved oxygen measurements collected during the mid-summer shelfwide cruise, and vertical dissolved oxygen profiles through the year. The model results indicate that hypoxia originates in bottom waters on the mid-continental shelf, where isolated pockets of hypoxic water develop during early spring and later join into a larger continuous hypoxic zone. The model accurately described the seasonal cycle of hypoxia at station C6, including the episodes of intermittent hypoxia during May and June, persistent hypoxia during July and August, and dissipation of hypoxia during September. The onset of hypoxia coincided with high stability of the water column (i.e., Richardson number values>1) and the initial transition from normoxia (i.e., 6 mg O2 l-1) to hypoxia lasted about three weeks. The model results point to a significant short-term variability in the extent of hypoxic bottom waters, indicating that the size of the mid-summer hypoxic zone cannot be adequately captured by a single shelfwide cruise. The dynamics of bottom-water hypoxia is clearly influenced by the bathymetric features of the LaTex shelf, namely the presence of three shallow shoals (<5 m) in the Atchafalaya Bay region and several deeper shoals (<10 m) in the northwestern section of the study area. Lastly, the model results support the view that dynamics of hypoxia on the LaTex shelf is strongly modulated by the frequency and intensity of cold fronts and tropical storms. High winds associated with these events disturb stratification, causing partial or complete breakdown of hypoxia. However, cold fronts and tropical storms also cause significant sediment resuspension that fuels respiration in the lower water column, and in this manner promote redevelopment of hypoxia.

  18. Educational Reform in Louisiana.

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    Maxcy, Spencer J.; Maxcy, Doreen O.

    1993-01-01

    Although education has appealed to southern governors as a catapult to historical recognition, future governors should consider Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer's ill-fated educational reform plan for Louisiana State University's College of Education, particularly its teacher evaluation and internship program. Public education seems a low-priority…

  19. The Louisiana Scholarship Program

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    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…

  20. 78 FR 78398 - Notice and Request for Comments: LSC merger of the migrant service areas in Texas, Arkansas...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-26

    ...Services Corporation (LSC) intends to merge the Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana...migrant service areas. LSC intends to merge the seven migrant service area grants into...through December 31, 2014. LSC intends to merge the Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky,...

  1. A Review of the Offshore Shrimp Fishery and the 1981 Texas Closure

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    -21); The Texas territorial waters (solid black band); and the Federal Fisheries Conservation Zone (striped area- 79a, b). In addition, surveys of inshore waters of Texas and Louisiana were analyzed by the Texas to account for the outstand- ing abundance levels found offshore. The clo- sure of Texas waters to fishing

  2. 77 FR 20015 - Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-03

    ..., an unutilized supply lateral pipeline and related appurtenances located in the East Cameron Area in Federal offshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana. Texas Eastern proposes to abandon its...

  3. LATEX Program awarded to Texas A&M

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1992-03-01

    The U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) has awarded a $10.8 million contract to the Texas A&M University system to establish a major new oceanography research program focusing on the Gulf of Mexico.The Texas A&M program is one of a three-part, $16.2 million federal initiative called the Louisiana/Texas Physical Oceanography Program (LATEX), which will aid MMS in reducing risks associated with oil and gas operations on the continental shelf along the Texas and Louisiana coasts from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Rio Grande.

  4. WRP Sabine Parish, Louisiana

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    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....

  5. Albitization of plagioclase crystals in the Stevens sandstone (Miocene), San Joaquin Basin, California, and the Frio Formation (Oligocene), Gulf Coast, Texas. A TEM/AEM study

    SciTech Connect

    Hirt, W.G. ); Wenk, H.R. ); Boles, J.R. )

    1993-06-01

    Conventional Transmission Electron Microscopy (CTEM) and Analytical Electron Microscopy (AEM) studies of partially albitized plagioclase crystals taken from drill cores from the Stevens sandstone (Miocene), San Joaquin, California, and the Frio Formation (Oligocene), Gulf Coast, Texas, reveal that replacement of Ca-rich plagioclase cores by nearly pure albite (Ab[sub 96]-Ab[sub 100]) occurs along submicroscopic ([minus]15 nm wide) en echelon (001) and (110) cleavages. The cleavages are the result of changes in the localized stress regime created by dissolution of adjacent phases. Photomicrographs show albite-lined brittle cleavage crosscutting albitized semibrittle fractures. Such crosscutting relationships can be explained by a reduction in effective stress associated with the albitization process. On a macroscopic scale, this reduction in effective stress implies that the transition from hydrostatic to lithostatic pressure is discontinuous. 30 refs., 7 figs.

  6. Status of the peregrine falcon in the Rocky Mountains and the southwestern United States, Baja California, and Mexico (south of Texas)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Porter, R.D.; Craig, G.R.; Ellis, D.H.; Enderson, J.H.; Hunt, W.G.

    1978-01-01

    About 31 pairs of peregrines still nest north of Mexico, from Idaho and Montana south through West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. At least thirty-six additional pairs nest in Mexico. Although the nesting sites are occupied, the tissues of the peregrine?s prey species still contain high concentrations of pesticides. The eggs in some Rocky Mountain eyries have shells which are precariously thin and have high residue levels of DDE in their contents. Increasing economic development is encroaching on the peregrine habitat throughout its range in western North America. In Baja California. and Mexico south of Texas this involves increased agricultural activity including use of organochlorine pesticides, increased tourism and increased use of the Gulf of California both for commercial and sport fishing, with their potential disturbance of eyrie sites and reduction of the peregrine?s aquatic feeding prey base. As the fish in the Gulf decrease in number, some of the avian species on which peregrines prey will likewise decrease. This ultimately may effect the peregrine. These factors may have been involved in the demise of the peregrine on Baja California?s Pacific coast. Furthermore, throughout its range, residential, industrial, mining, geothermal, recreational and other types of development and land use practices sometimes destroy habitat essential to the survival of the peregrine. A recent request for the protection of an historical site in California as Critical Habitat under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act was rejected because peregrines, although observed there, were not known to have produced eggs or young at the site for several decades. With inadequate protection of abandoned, but still suitable, historical eyrie sites, the peregrine may have an insufficient number of eyries to reoccupy in recovery attempts. The lack of present occupancy of a site, without biological evidence that the site is no longer suitable for reoccupancy, is insufficient cause to give up the site to the pressures of development. Since destruction of habitat is forever, preservation of this essential habitat is of utmost importance to the survival of the species. On the other hand, we must not allow the peregrine, or other of the endangered species, to be used as levers for the sole purpose of restricting economic development. When an impasse between the two does occur, our defense of the endangered species must be justified on sound biological evidence if the Endangered Species Act of 1973 is to survive. The formation of the recovery teams, the development of recovery plans, and the success of captive breeding and reintroduction projects are all on the plus side of the ledger for the peregrine. They suggest optimism for the future of the peregrine, providing use of DDT is restricted both north and south of our southern border, and a sufficient number of the still suitable inactive eyrie sites are preserved to effect recovery. We need to categorize all active and inactive sites on the basis of quality and/or suitability for reoccupancy and preserve those required for the recovery of the species. Categorizing inactive eyries as to suitability for reoccupancy will provide land management agencies information badly needed for critical value judgements affecting the future of the peregrine falcon in the West.

  7. An Overview of the Louisiana Secondary Wood Products Industry

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    Wu, Qinglin

    An Overview of the Louisiana Secondary Wood Products Industry Working Paper #1 Louisiana Forest Director Louisiana Furnishings Industry Association Ponchatoula, LA Dr. O. Victor Harding Assistant secondary wood products industry is underway at the Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana State

  8. 77 FR 12045 - Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-28

    ... appurtenances located in federal waters offshore in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. Specifically, Texas... pipeline in High Island Block A-539, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with... Energy Regulatory Commission Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application Take notice that...

  9. Bruce H. Wilkinson 1974 -Ph.D. -The University of Texas

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    McConnell, Terry

    Company, Houston, Texas. 1967-1968 Petroleum Geologist, Gulf Oil Company, New Orleans, Louisiana. Honors sand of the central Texas coast: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 59, p. 347.R., Ingelside strandplain sand of the central Texas coast- reply: American Association of Petroleum Geologists

  10. Chemical control of the Mexican rice borer in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, 2008

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    There are no reliably effective controls for the Mexican rice borer on sugarcane in South Texas, and the pest is spreading to rice-growing areas of Texas and Louisiana. A small-plot insecticide test comparing six insecticides was conducted in South Texas during the summer of 2008 to identify compou...

  11. Louisiana Adolescent Data Book.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kimbrell, Joe, Ed.; Daly, Maureen, Ed.; Sterne, Sylvia, Ed.; Howard, Sharon, Ed.; Evans, Trina, Ed.; Lowenthal, Nancy, Ed.; Galatas, Kate, Ed.; Sumrall, Liz, Ed.

    This report provides a comprehensive review of the status of Louisiana's youth and is designed to be used in planning efforts and in developing priorities for improving the health and welfare of the youth of the state. Chapter 1 of the report examines the concept of expanding the definition of health to include social and emotional development,…

  12. LOUISIANA INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    Identify the species, locations, and effects of invasive species within the state and the effects of these invasive species in Louisiana. Also identify how these species are spread, and the authorities that exist to manage and control them. With this information, create a m...

  13. WRP Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Wetlands Reserve Program site in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Ten years ago, this landowner worked with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service through the Wetlands Reserve Program to design and construct this slough as part of a plan to restore this field’s natural wetland hy...

  14. 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…

  15. Downieville folio, California 

    E-print Network

    Turner, Henry Ward, b. 1857.

    1897-01-01

    . Rubiaceae. "Sandy soil, low grounds of Texas to mouth of Rio Grande." (CI (16) oulter) .Lc sandy soils; honey yield good and valuable as it' comes during drout surplus. July, August." BROOMWEED. Gutierrezia Texana T. & G. Composite family. Compositae.... A common tree of the Atlzntic States. Extendingsinto Texas to tne var- ' the Colorado." (Coulter). Throughout East Texas; honey yield good Ing and trees not abundant. Bell-shaped blossoms are protected in rain * CALIFORNIA PRIVET. ~i...

  16. Instruments of Empire: Colonial Elites and U.S. Governance in Early National Louisiana, 1803-1820 

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    Beauchamp, Michael Kelly

    2011-02-22

    -1 INSTRUMENTS OF EMPIRE: COLONIAL ELITES AND U.S. GOVERNANCE IN EARLY NATIONAL LOUISIANA, 1803-1820 A Dissertation by MICHAEL KELLY BEAUCHAMP Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2009 Major Subject: History INSTRUMENTS OF EMPIRE: COLONIAL ELITES AND U.S. GOVERNANCE IN EARLY NATIONAL LOUISIANA, 1803-1820 A Dissertation by MICHAEL KELLY BEAUCHAMP...

  17. A New Framework for Planning the Future of Coastal Louisiana after

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    , University of Florida Gerald E. Galloway, University of Maryland Charles G. Groat, University of Texas Shirley B. Laska, University of New Orleans Richard A. Luettich, Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel. Streever, BP Corporation R. Bruce Taylor, Taylor Engineering Robert R. Twilley, Louisiana State University

  18. Sea level rise in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico

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    Ramsey, K.; Penland, S. )

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Regional Phonological Variants in Louisiana Speech.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rubrecht, August Weston

    Based on tape recorded conversations of 28 informants in 18 Louisiana communities, this study investigated regional phonological variants in Louisiana speech. On the basis of settlement history and previous dialect studies, four regions are defined: northern Louisiana, the Florida Parishes, French Louisiana, and New Orleans. The informants are all…

  1. 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…

  2. Winter status of White-eyed Vireos in northeastern Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Somershoe, S.G.; Twedt, D.J.

    2005-01-01

    In December 2004, February 2005, and June 2005, we recaptured a White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) that was banded on 19 May 2004 at the same location on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Madison Parish, LA. This is the first documented permanent resident White-eyed Vireo outside of resident populations known from Florida and southern Texas. This individual appears to be resident near the northern limit of the winter range for the species. Although White-eyed Vireos are uncommon in northeastern Louisiana during winter, we detected other White-eyed Vireos during line transect surveys and banding during winters 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. The lack of research and observation of winter birds in northern Louisiana and the secretive and inconspicuous behavior of White-eyed Vireos in winter may have led to an underestimation of abundance at the northern limits of their winter range.

  3. J. Bot. Res. Inst.Texas 8(1): 253 259. 2014 A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE VEGETATION SURROUNDING

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    hillside bogs and longleaf flatwoods savannahs in Louisiana (Louisiana Natural Heritage Program 2011) and from wet areas, damp pinelands, and bogs in east Texas (Diggs et al. 2006). The habitats reported for this species in the Flora of North America are pine bogs and flatlands (Schwartz 2003). In the Carolinas

  4. 29 CFR 1420.5 - Optional input of parties to Board of Inquiry selection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...; Mississippi; Louisiana; Arkansas; Kentucky; Texas (except for Hudspeth and El Paso counties); Oklahoma.... Consists of: California; Nevada; Arizona; New Mexico; El Paso and Hudspeth Counties (only) in Texas;...

  5. Forest Technician Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

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    Forest Technician Open Pool Barksdale AFB, Louisiana POSITION Forest Technician (Research Associate objective of forest management on AF installations is to maintain and enhance the ecological integrity of forested landscapes while supporting the military mission. RESPONSIBILITIES The forest technician positions

  6. Jena Band of Louisiana Choctaw

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    Gregory, Hiram F.

    1977-01-01

    Documenting the development and struggles of the Jena Band of American Indian Choctaws in Louisiana, this article describes the remarkable autonomy of these people in the face of governmental/racial discrimination. (JC)

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

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    Louisiana's Nutrient ManagementLouisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research Programs Phosphorous Inputs to Watersheds From Poultry Production #12;Educational Programs 1. Louisiana Master FarmerEducational/Research Programs Matthew F. Stephens Area Agent Calhoun, La. #12;Louisiana Facts Poultry production is largest

  8. Evaluation Methodologies for Information Management Systems; Building Digital Tobacco Industry Document Libraries at the University of California, San Francisco Library/Center for Knowledge Management; Experiments with the IFLA Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR); Coming to Term: Designing the Texas Email Repository Model.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morse, Emile L.; Schmidt, Heidi; Butter, Karen; Rider, Cynthia; Hickey, Thomas B.; O'Neill, Edward T.; Toves, Jenny; Green, Marlan; Soy, Sue; Gunn, Stan; Galloway, Patricia

    2002-01-01

    Includes four articles that discuss evaluation methods for information management systems under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; building digital libraries at the University of California San Francisco's Tobacco Control Archives; IFLA's Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records; and designing the Texas email repository model…

  9. Twelfth Annual Report: 2009State of Louisiana

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    PIPELINE Expansion Proposed US GAP = 6180 for IMG's per Year IMG's Stay Even Louisiana GME Med. Stud. 525 600 2017 per Year Louisiana GME Med. Stud. 400 400 404 407 2003 per Year 2007 10 17 #12;2 State

  10. LOUISIANA EXOTIC INVASIVE SPECIES SYMPOSIUM MX964256

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Louisiana Exotic Invasive Species Symposium will provide a multi-state collaboration among agency representatives, scientists, and the affected public to address the problem of exotic invasive species and to improve coastal environmental conditions in Louisiana.

  11. Minerals Processing Research Institute Louisiana State University

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    Pike, Ralph W.

    Minerals Processing Research Institute Louisiana State University White Paper on Integrating, Director Debalina Sengupta Graduate Research Assistant Minerals Processing Research Institute 1139 Energy Mosaic Corporation Uncle Sam, LA 70792 November 3, 2008 Minerals Processing Research Institute Louisiana

  12. First Year Analysis of Industrial Energy Conservation in Texas A&M's Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center Program 

    E-print Network

    Grubb, M. K.; Heffington, W. M.

    1988-01-01

    INDUSTRIAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE September 13-15, 1988 Adam's Mark Hotel Houston, Texas W.D.Turner Conference Director Technical Program Director Susan K. Gibson Proceedings Editor TEES Information Services Graphics & Layout Sponsored by Energy Systems... Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University Texas Governor's Energy Management Center Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Center for Energy and Mineral Resources, Texas A&M University FIRST YEAR ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL ENERGY...

  13. ?"Won't we never get out of this state??": western soldiers in post-civil war Texas, 1865-1866 

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    Beall, Jonathan Andrew

    2005-02-17

    , 1984), 326. 14 William Richter, ?The Army in Texas During Reconstruction, 1865-1870,? (Ph.D. Diss., Louisiana State University, 1970), 36. 15 Ferdinand Kurz, ?Ferdinand Kurz Reminiscences? (copy at Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison Wisconsin...

  14. Azodrin® poisoning of waterfowl in rice fields in Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    White, D.H.; Mitchell, C.A.; Kolbe, E.J.; Ferguson, W.H.

    1983-01-01

    During the period 2-4 April 1981 about 100 birds, mostly ducks and geese, were found dead and dying in a rice field near Sweet Lake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Fresh specimens were collected to determine the cause of mortality. Birds were placed individually in polyethylene freezer bags, tagged, and frozen soon after collection. Four snow geese (Chen caerulescens), two blue-winged teal (Anas discors), one green-winged teal (Anas crecca), and one mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) were shipped to the National Wildlife Health Laboratory (NWHL), Madison, Wisconsin, for necropsy and pathological examination. Ten snow geese, 10 blue-winged teal, three green-winged teal, three great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus), and eight red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) were transported to the Gulf Coast Field Station, Victoria, Texas, for brain acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity determinations and preparation for chemical residue analysis. Additionally, apparently healthy specimens of the affected species were collected near Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Victoria, Texas, to serve as controls in the analyses.

  15. Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) successfully overwinters in Texas and Louisana.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A biological control project targeting giant salviniae, Salvinia molesta, passed an important milestone, namely, the survival of the introduced biological control agent, Cyrtobagous salviniae, over the winter of 2001-2002 at two sites in Texas and Louisiana. Initially, the insects were released in...

  16. Louisiana NGL: A new era

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    Spaulding, S.R.; Stevens, T.

    1998-12-31

    Deepwater exploration and production activity in the Gulf of Mexico has given new life to the natural gas business in South Louisiana. Natural gas liquids (NGL) supply is expected to dramatically increase in South Louisiana with these deepwater discoveries. The natural gas and natural gas liquids industry is responding to these forecasts of substantially higher volumes of liquids with expansions, new construction and speculation to the effects on the NGL market. Texaco`s solution for the forecasted changes in the NGL business is the TENDS project. This project expands Texaco`s Bridgeline NGL distribution system into a pipeline network to distribute natural gas liquids from supply sources to markets across South Louisiana.

  17. LOUISIANA BARRIER ISLAND EROSION STUDY.

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    Sallenger,, Asbury H., Jr.; Penland, Shea; Williams, S. Jeffress; Suter, John R.

    1987-01-01

    During 1986, the U. S. Geological Survey and the Louisiana Geological Survey began a five-year cooperative study focused on the processes which cause erosion of barrier islands. These processes must be understood in order to predict future erosion and to better manage our coastal resources. The study area includes the Louisiana barrier islands which serve to protect 41% of the nation's wetlands. These islands are eroding faster than any other barrier islands in the United States, in places greater than 20 m/yr. The study is divided into three parts: geological development of barrier islands, quantitative processes of barrier island erosion and applications of results. The study focuses on barrier islands in Louisiana although many of the results are applicable nationwide.

  18. 78 FR 78992 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

    ...Louisiana and Incorporated Areas, and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas...Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas, and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated...determinations in Plaquemines Parish, and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, respectively....

  19. 78 FR 78398 - Notice and Request for Comments: LSC merger of the migrant service areas in Texas, Arkansas...

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    2013-12-26

    ..., Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) intends to merge the Texas... award TRLA 1-year grants for these migrant service areas. LSC intends to merge the seven migrant service... delivery accomplished by merging the Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee,...

  20. Texas Rice, Volume III, Number 1 

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    2003-01-01

    Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center Beaumont, Texas March 2003 Volume III Number 1 Texas Rice Alternative Uses for Rice Waste continued on page 9 Over the past ten years there has been a strong push... to investi- gate the potential uses of ‘waste’ materials from the rice industry, in- cluding straw and hulls. These projects are the result of both envi- ronmental and economic issues. In California’s Sacramento Val- ley, where 500,000 acres of rice...

  1. A Louisiana Refinery Success Story 

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    Kacsur, D.

    2009-01-01

    , which offered a 5.3-month payback. Further negotiations netted the team annual steam trap surveys for the next three years, as well as an approved 2008 energy budget of $600,000. Additionally, the Louisiana refinery has indicated that upon successful...

  2. Louisiana Migrant Education Support Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Billie Jean

    Prepared for school directors, social workers, counselors, recruiters, teachers, and migrant supporters, this booklet presents practical information that can be used to assist Louisiana's migrant children and their families in the areas of health, clothing, nutrition, education, and family services. Information given pertains to: the Community…

  3. WRP St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

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    Wetlands Reserve Program site in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.  Changes in a local river resulted in the landowner’s fields flooding on a regular basis. The landowner worked through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to restore his fields to their natural wetland state....

  4. Conservation, Protection and Utilization of Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Forests

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    Conservation, Protection and Utilization of Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Forests Executive Summary, Jr. School of the Coast and Environment, Coastal Ecology Institute, Louisiana State University. Shaffer Department of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University #12;CONSERVATION, PROTECTION

  5. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    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

  6. Desalination is here. In the arid southwest, from Texas to California, as well as in Florida and a few other states, the demand for freshwater

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    The University of Texas at Austin Water, Water, Everywhere: Challenges of Inland Desalination Wednesday, April 10 processes. The central issue is recovery: the fraction of extracted water that becomes the product water to approximately 80% in conventional reverse osmosis (RO) systems, meaning that 20% of the water requires disposal

  7. Pilot oil atlas for Louisiana

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    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.

  8. Expansion of the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) into Rice and Sugarcane in Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Wilson, B E; Hardy, T N; Beuzelin, J M; VanWeelden, M T; Reagan, T E; Miller, R; Meaux, J; Stout, M J; Carlton, C E

    2015-06-01

    The Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is an invasive pest of sugarcane, Saccharum spp., rice, Oryza sativa L., and other graminaceous crops in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Traps baited with E. loftini female sex pheromones were used to document establishment and distribution of E. loftini near sugarcane, rice, and noncrop hosts in seven southwest Louisiana parishes from 2009 to 2013. Additional field surveys documented larval infestations in commercial sugarcane and rice. After its initial detection in 2008, no E. loftini were detected in Louisiana in 2009 and only two adults were captured in 2010. Trapping documented range expansion into Cameron, Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis parishes in 2011 and Allen, Acadia, and Vermilion parishes in 2013. During the course of this study, E. loftini expanded its range eastward into Louisiana 120?km from the Texas border (?22?km/yr). Surveys of larval infestations provided the first record of E. loftini attacking rice and sugarcane in Louisiana. Infestations of E. loftini in rice planted without insecticidal seed treatments in Calcasieu Parish reached damaging levels. PMID:26313982

  9. Technical support for geopressured-geothermal well activities in Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-07-01

    Continuous recording microearthquake monitoring networks have been established around US Department of Energy (DOE) geopressured-geothermal design wells in southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas since summer 1980 to assess the effects well development may have had on subsidence and growth-fault activation. This monitoring has shown several unusual characteristics of Gulf Coast seismic activity. The observed activity is classified into two dominant types, one with identifiable body phases (type 1) and the other with only surface-wave signatures (type 2). During this reporting period no type 1 or body-wave events were reported. A total of 230 type 2 or surface-wave events were recorded. Origins of the type 2 events are still not positively understood; however, little or no evidence is available to connect them with geopressured-geothermal well activity. We continue to suspect sonic booms from military aircraft or some other human-induced source. 37 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.

  10. Louisiana Forest Industry Supply Chain Mapping: Results & Conclusions

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    Wu, Qinglin

    1 Louisiana Forest Industry Supply Chain Mapping: Results & Conclusions Dr. Mark Smith Associate at Lafayette mxs2356@louisiana.edu Richard P. Vlosky Director and Professor Louisiana Forest Products Development Center School of Renewable Natural Resources rvlosky@agcenter.lsu.edu Louisiana Forest Products

  11. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana 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, 2010 to February 28, 2011 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources

  12. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana 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, 2012 to February 28, 2013 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources

  13. 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

  14. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2014 Louisiana Water a description of the activities of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute for the period of March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources

  15. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana 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, 2008 to February 28, 2009 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources

  16. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana 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, 2007 to February 29, 2008 under the direction of Dr. John Pardue. The Louisiana Water Resources

  17. 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

  18. THE MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMISSION STATE OF LOUISIANA

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    THE MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMISSION STATE OF LOUISIANA EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT: 2004 #12;#12;Announcement The Medical Education Commission has ch t presentation. The website is the expanded version, with color at a State Level: Physicians in Louisiana in 2001 and 2006. 998; 91:914-918. The Medical Education Comm

  19. 50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Louisiana. 32.37 Section 32.37 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.37 Louisiana. The following refuge units...

  20. 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…

  1. Ripener influences on sugarcnae yield in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The combination of Louisiana’s climate-induced short growing season with the need to begin the harvest season earlier to makeup for shortages in milling capacity, and an overall need to increase production efficiencies at both the grower and processor level is forcing the industry to rely heavily on...

  2. Managing damaging freeze events in Louisiana sugarcane

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Exposure of sugarcane to damaging frosts occurs in approximately 25% of the sugarcane producing countries of the world, but is most frequent on the mainland of the United States, especially in the state of Louisiana. The frequent winter freezes that occur in the sugarcane areas of Louisiana have fo...

  3. 40 CFR 81.319 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... areas for the 1-hour NAAQS for purposes of 40 CFR part 51 subpart X. Louisiana—NO2 (1971 Annual Standard... Register citations affecting § 81.319 see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding... 022 X AQCR 106 X Louisiana—2010 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS (Primary) Designated area Designation Date...

  4. Port of Iberia, Louisiana 27 April 2006

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Port of Iberia, Louisiana 27 April 2006 Abstract: The recommended plan for navigation at the Port of Iberia, Louisiana, is to improve access for ocean going vessels transporting prefabricated deepwater indicated its preference for a 20-foot channel-deepening plan and considers it critical to Port of Iberia

  5. Louisiana Folklife: A Guide to the State.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spitzer, Nicholas R., Ed.

    Louisiana is composed of a vast array of traditional cultures and activities. This resource directory to Louisiana folk arts and folk communities aims to promote better understanding and preservation of the cultural settings and meanings of those things already well known and to explicate the lesser-known activities that comprise living folk…

  6. REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH IN LOUISIANA SUGARCANE

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Louisiana’s sugarcane producers and millers have been under increased economic pressure for the past several years. If the industry is to survive in the long term, then new technologies that maximize productivity and profitability must be identified and adopted. Several tests were initiated in 200...

  7. Oil Spill Samples Arrive from Louisiana

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Platform exploded and sank, causing the largest oil spill yet recorded. Samples from the oil spill were collected by Louisiana USGS scientists Greg Swayze and Charlie Demas and sent for analysis in Menlo Park, CA. The Louisiana samples were discovere...

  8. Mineral Processing Research Louisiana State University

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    Pike, Ralph W.

    Mineral Processing Research Institute Louisiana State University Advanced Process Analysis System User's Manual and Tutorial for the Alkylation Process Derya Ozyurt Ralph W. Pike Jack R. Hopper Janardhana R. Punuru Carl L. Yaws Copyright 2001 Louisiana State University May 1,2001 Process Specification

  9. 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…

  10. Phase III Early Restoration Project Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    Service, will fund the purchase of up to three pedestrian visitor ferries for use between the City in the City of Pensacola and at Quietwater Beach in Pensacola Beach. (These actions are connected Historic District. This project partially restores the lost visitor use that occurred during the Deepwater

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

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    access boardwalks from the existing pavilion and parking lot areas to the Santa Rosa Sound use projects in Santa Rosa County. As a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the public's access resources. The Navarre Beach Park Coastal Access and Dune Restoration project will construct two beach

  12. Sensitivity of hypoxia predictions Texas-Louisiana Shelf

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    Fennel, Katja

    and model nesting Katja Fennel, Jiatang Hu, Arnaud Laurent, Martinho Marta-Almeida, Rob Hetland NOAA NGOMEX and U.S. IOOS COMT #12;Physical model: ROMS v3.0 Biological model: BIO_FENNEL with OXYGEN Resolution: 1/01 07/01 01/02 07/02 01/03 07/03 01/04 Fennel et al. Biogeosciences (2011) Laurent et al. Biogeosciences

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

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    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. Texas Pears. 

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    McEachern, George Ray; Hancock, Bluefford G.

    1979-01-01

    , Typical shapes for Texas pears. TEXAS PEARS George Ray McEachern and Bluefford G. Hancock* Pears are excellent home garden fruit trees. Selected varieties pro duce good fruit with few manage ment problems. Pears were popular during the early years... of the Texas Republic, and old trees can still be found across the state as landmarks of old homeplaces. Pears make strong trees and display attractive white blossoms every spring. Few fruit are better adapted to home pro cessing than pears. Pear...

  15. Technical support for geopressured-geothermal well activities in Louisiana. Final report, September 27, 1978-December 31, 1980

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    Wrighton, F.M.; Bebout, D.; Carver, D.R.; Groat, C.C.; Johnson, A.E. Jr.

    1981-08-31

    The data analysis is based on the Brazoria Texas well and the balance of the modeling work is theoretical. Progress in the regional assessment of the geopressured-geothermal resource in Louisiana is reported. Environmental monitoring effort established monitoring systems and baseline environmental measurements. Efforts to improve the technoeconomic model, improve the estimates of methane in solution, and to evaluate newly identified sites are described. (MHR)

  16. 29 CFR 1410.3 - Individual access requests.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...; Georgia; Alabama; Florida; Mississippi; Louisiana; Arkansas; Kentucky; Texas (except for Hudspeth and El... Francisco, CA 94133. Consists of: California; Nevada; Arizona; New Mexico; El Paso and Hudspeth...

  17. 77 FR 58902 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00049

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-24

    ...This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Louisiana (FEMA- 4080-DR), dated 09/12/2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/26/2012 through...

  18. 77 FR 58902 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00048

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-24

    ...This is an amendment of the 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...

  19. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

    E-print Network

    Harms, Kyle E.

    Rev 07/11 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Accounts Payable & Travel 217 Thomas Boyd Hall CENTRALLY BILLED ACCOUNT ENROLLMENT & AGREEMENT AS800 Request Date ________________________ Participation Agreement Participation in the Central Billed Account (CBA) program is a convenience

  20. Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts

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    Selmic, Sandra

    LEARNING DIRECTOR CENTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT DEAN ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT DEAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEAN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY DIRECTOR TECHNICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR FACILITY & SUPPORT SERVICES BUDGET OFFICER, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA SYSTEM REVISED MARCH 26, 2008 DIRECTOR ENTERPRISE CENTER DIRECTOR TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS

  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. Signatures of Fluid-Pressure Triggering, Natural and Induced: Comparing Migrating Earthquake Swarms in Long Valley Caldera, California and Azle, Texas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shelly, D. R.; Ellsworth, W. L.; Montgomery-Brown, E. K.; Hill, D. P.; Prejean, S. G.; Mangan, M.

    2014-12-01

    Earthquake swarms are common in volcanic regions where fluids exsolved from magma bodies may trigger a sequence of earthquakes as they episodically transit from ductile surroundings into the neighboring brittle crust. Such swarms do not fit mainshock-aftershock patterns commonly seen with tectonic seismicity. Similar swarms are increasingly being observed in association with industrial fluid injection. Here, we investigate and compare earthquake swarms at Long Valley Caldera (a volcanic center) and Azle, Texas (near active industrial production and wastewater-disposal wells). We perform waveform-correlation-based event detection coupled with double-difference relative location, using catalog events as waveform templates to examine their space-time evolution. This greatly enhances the earthquake catalog, providing locations for ~4 times as many events as in the routine catalog, with location precision often better than 10 m. Despite differences in depth, fluid chemistry, and tectonic environment, we find pronounced spatiotemporal migration of earthquake hypocenters in both of these swarms. Both swarms occurred on well-defined fault structures. The Long Valley south moat swarm followed an inactive, steeply dipping fault zone. Earthquakes began ~7.5 km beneath the surface on 7 July 2014, propagated dominantly upward and northward ~600 m in the first 12 hours, and continued sporadically into late July 2014. The Azle swarm of 28-29 January 2014 activated an ancient normal fault at shallow depths of ~3 km, just below the injection and extraction horizon, and propagated ~400 m northeastward along strike and bilaterally along dip over ~12 hours. For both swarms, we hypothesize that the migration of hypocenters reflects corresponding diffusion of a fluid pressure front within pre-existing fault zones. In some cases we observe larger earthquakes followed by rapid (but not instantaneous) propagation of events into previously inactive zones, perhaps reflecting enhanced permeability and accelerated fluid pressure diffusion via the newly ruptured fault patch. By integrating observations from natural and induced earthquake swarms, we aim to understand factors controlling the combined physics of faulting and fluid pressure diffusion in the crust.

  4. Denitrification in cypress swamp within the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Lindau, C W; Delaune, R D; Scaroni, A E; Nyman, J A

    2008-01-01

    Nitrogen has been implicated as a major cause of hypoxia in shallow water along the Louisiana/Texas, USA coasts. Excess nitrogen (mainly nitrate) from Mississippi and Atchafalaya River drainage basins may drive the onset and duration of hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Restoring and enhancing denitrification have been proposed to reduce and control coastal hypoxia and improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin. Sediments were collected from six baldcypress restoration sites within the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, USA. The acetylene blockage technique was used to measure background and potential sediment denitrification rates. Denitrification fluxes were measured before nitrate addition (background rates) and after nitrate addition of 100mgNl(-1) (potential denitrification) at three seasonal temperatures. Background denitrification was low across all cypress swamp sites ranging from 0.9 to 8.8, 0.6 to 28.5 and 8.8 to 47.5g N evolved ha(-1)d(-1) at water/sediment column temperatures of 8, 22 and 30 degrees C, respectively. After nitrate addition, temperature had a significant effect on sediment denitrification potential. Maximum rates measured at 8, 22 and 30 degrees C were approximately 250-260, 550 and 970gNha(-1)d(-1), respectively. Most of the added nitrate in water columns, incubated at 8 degrees C, was removed after 65d compared to 32d and 17d at 22 and 30 degrees C, respectively. These results indicate cypress swamps have the potential to assimilate and process elevated levels of floodwater nitrate with denitrification being a major removal mechanism. PMID:17707455

  5. 40 CFR 282.68 - Louisiana State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Louisiana State-Administered Program. 282...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED...STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.68 Louisiana State-Administered Program....

  6. 40 CFR 282.68 - Louisiana State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Louisiana State-Administered Program. 282...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED...STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.68 Louisiana State-Administered Program....

  7. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Louisiana 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 resources. The federal mandate recognizes the ubiquitous involvement of water in environmental and societal

  8. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    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 resources. The federal mandate recognizes the ubiquitous involvement of water in environmental and societal

  9. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    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 Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) is unique among academic research institutions in the state

  10. Texas Greenup

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2007-01-01

    June 2007 was one of the wettest Junes on record for the state of Texas. Starting in late May, a string of low-pressure systems settled in over the U.S. Southern Plains and unleashed weeks of heavy to torrential rain. During the final week of June, much of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas received more than 330 percent of their average rainfall, said the National Climatic Data Center. The widespread heavy rain brought deadly floods to the entire region. On July 6, the Associated Press reported that every major river basin in Texas was at flood stage, an event that had not occurred since 1957. In addition to causing floods, the rains stimulated plant growth. The grassy, often arid, plains and plateaus of northern Mexico (bottom left), Texas (center), and New Mexico (top, left of center) burst to life with dense vegetation as this vegetation anomaly image shows. Regions where plants were growing more quickly or fuller than average are green, while areas where growth is below average are brown. Most of Texas is green, with a concentrated deep green, almost black, spot where vegetation growth was greatest. This area of western Texas is where the Pecos River flows out of New Mexico and heads southeast to the Rio Grande. In the darkest areas, vegetation was more than 100 percent above average. The brown spots in northeastern Texas and Oklahoma (top, right of center) may be areas where persistent clouds or water on the ground are hiding the plants from the satellite's view. Plants may also be growing less than average if swamped by too much rain. The image was made with data collected by the SPOT satellite between June 11 and June 20, 2007. NASA imagery created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using SPOT data provided courtesy of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and processed by Jennifer Small and Assaf Anyamba of the GIMMS Group at NASA GSFC.

  11. Guidelines Governing the Education of Migrant Children in Louisiana. Revised.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.

    This handbook provides Louisiana educators with information on the special needs of migrant children, the lawful obligations of Louisiana schools to address those needs, and the types of assistance available through the Migrant Education Program and other resources. To meet the needs of at-risk migrant students, the Louisiana Department of…

  12. Fait A La Main: A Source Book of Louisiana Crafts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bergeron, Maida, Ed.

    The Louisiana Crafts Program is an economic development program that strives to stimulate several markets for Louisiana craftsmen. This publication is a directory of juried Louisiana craftsmen of various types; it is intended as a source book for anyone interested in handmade crafts. It is divided into two sections: "Folk Craftsmen" and…

  13. Louisiana Forest Products Lab INJURIES TO LOGGERS IN

    E-print Network

    Louisiana Forest Products Lab INJURIES TO LOGGERS IN LOUISIANA: NATURE, TRENDS AND COSTS Cornelis F. de Hoop John C. Pine Brian D. Marx Albert J. Lefort #12;Louisiana Forest Products Lab AUTHORS: Cornelis F. de Hoop Associate Professor LA Forest Products Lab, School of Forestry, Wildlife

  14. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    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

  15. An Overview of the Louisiana Primary Solid Wood Products Industry

    E-print Network

    Wu, Qinglin

    An Overview of the Louisiana Primary Solid Wood Products Industry Working Paper #2 Louisiana Forest Paper #1 that examined the Louisiana secondary wood products industry (Vlosky et al. 1994). The broad goal of this second study is to profile the primary solid wood products industry. In addition

  16. Region VI Inservice Training for Vocational-Technical Personnel (Arlington, Texas, October 7-10, 1975). Conference Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX.

    This conference report contains a collection of thirteen papers delivered at the Region VI (New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma) inservice training conference, which focused on special needs groups (i.e., those with academic, socioeconomic, or physical handicaps that prevent them from succeeding in regular vocational programs).…

  17. Final report on decommissioning of wells, boreholes, and tiltmeter sites, Gulf Coast Interior Salt Domes of Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-07-01

    In the late 1970s, test holes were drilled in northern Louisiana in the vicinity of Vacherie and Rayburn`s Salt Domes as part of the Department of Energy`s (DOE) National Waste Terminal Storage (NWTS) (rename the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (CRWM)) program. The purpose of the program was to evaluate the suitability of salt domes for long term storage or disposal of high-level nuclear waste. The Institute for Environmental Studies at Louisiana State University (IES/LSU) and Law Engineering Testing Company (LETCo) of Marietta, Georgia performed the initial field studies. In 1982, DOE awarded a contract to the Earth Technology Corporation (TETC) of Long Beach, California to continue the Gulf Coast Salt Dome studies. In 1986, DOE deferred salt domes from further consideration as repository sites. This report describes test well plugging and site abandonment activities performed by SWEC in accordance with Activity Plan (AP) 1--3, Well Plugging and Site Restoration of Work Sites in Louisiana. The objective of the work outlined in this AP was to return test sites to as near original condition as possible by plugging boreholes, removing equipment, regrading, and seeding. Appendices to this report contain forms required by State of Louisiana, used by SWEC to document decommissioning activities, and pertinent documentation related to lease/access agreements.

  18. 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.

  19. Walk Across Texas! and Texas Education Agency

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    Walk Across Texas! and Texas Education Agency Partnership http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu Walk Across Texas! is an eight-week program to help people of all ages support one another to establish the habit of regular physical activity. Walk Across Texas! is recognized as a Best Practice Physical

  20. Minerals yearbook, 1991: Louisiana. Annual report

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    White, D.H.; Marsalis, W.E.; Johnston, J.E.

    1993-05-01

    The report has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Louisiana Geological Survey for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. In 1991, Louisiana's nonfuel mineral industry produced $351.8 million of mineral commodities. This was a $16.1 million decrease from the value reported for 1990. The decline was due to the effects of the recession on certain segments of the economy and the closing of two of the State's sulfur operations because of depleted reserves. Tables and statistical data are provided.

  1. Texas Fires

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    ... one-year drought on record and the warmest month in Texas history. The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on ... NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Terra spacecraft is managed ...

  2. 78 FR 26255 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Approval of Texas Low...

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    2013-05-06

    ... Texas Low Emission Diesel (TxLED) fuel program was initially approved by EPA on November 14, 2001 (66 FR 57196). It was revised on April 6, 2005 (70 FR 17321), October 6, 2005 (70 FR 58325), and October 24, 2008 (73 FR 63378). The TxLED fuel is similar to CARB (California Air Resources Board) diesel and...

  3. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CHECKLIST

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    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CHECKLIST PART A Each item on this sheet is required for an affirmative action package when hiring new unclassified faculty and staff. Affirmative Action Checklist of the employment offer and hiring, Part B of the Affirmative Action Checklist is to be routed along

  4. Hybrid Computation at Louisiana State University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corripio, Armando B.

    Hybrid computation facilities have been in operation at Louisiana State University since the spring of 1969. In part, they consist of an Electronics Associates, Inc. (EAI) Model 680 analog computer, an EAI Model 693 interface, and a Xerox Data Systems (XDS) Sigma 5 digital computer. The hybrid laboratory is used in a course on hybrid computation…

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. A catalog of Louisiana's nesting seabird colonies

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    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.

  8. 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 President of Accounting and Financial Services _______________________ Donna K. Torres Printed Name Date Employee LSU ID Department Phone Fax E-mail LaCarte Card Account

  9. 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 # _____________________ Account # ** Object Code Project # **For restricted accounts (4, 5, or 6), Sponsored Program Accounting Time of Function Phone E-mail Requesting Dept 11 2. For off-campus catering charged to an account

  10. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    Rev 09/14 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Accounts Payable & Travel 217 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FOR ACCOUNTING SERVICES USE ONLY Department Contact Phone Fax E-mail SECTION A: CARDHOLDER INFORMATION Employee Assistant Salary Wage Account # SECTION B: PURCHASING AUTHORITY $1,000 Single Transaction Limit $5

  11. Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services

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    Stephens, Jacqueline

    Rev 08/07 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Payroll 204 Thomas Boyd Hall University (LSU) to initiate debit entries for this transaction to the account at the indicated financial to my account. This authorization is in effect until I cancel such authorization by delivering written

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERISTY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

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    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERISTY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY Clinical Education Center School of Allied Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans Health Sciences Center Department of Physical Therapy Clinical Education Manual Table of Contents LSUHSC

  15. Louisiana Puts God into Biology Lessons.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Broad, William J.

    1981-01-01

    Reports on the Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act requiring that "creation science" and evolution receive "balanced treatment" in classroom lectures, textbooks, library materials used, science and humanities, and other educational materials or programs in Louisiana public schools. (JN)

  16. Biological nitrogen fixation in Louisiana sugarcane

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Nitrogen (N) is a major input for sugarcane with crops in Louisiana receiving between 90 and 180 kg/ha with the cost of N increasing 75% in the last decade. Biological N fixation (BNF) may be a viable alternative to fertilizer N. The process relies on endophytic bacteria (bacteria that live among th...

  17. Jackpot for Insurgent in Louisiana Contest

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  18. Eleventh Annual Report: 2008State of Louisiana

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    Recent Increase un Medical Students un US Medical Schools and GME* - Table ______________________________35 The Parallel Rise in GME and Medical Students in US Medical Schools - Graph1 Eleventh Annual Report: 2008State of Louisiana The Medical Education Commission 2 0 0 5 2000 Y E

  19. UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE ADMINISTRATIVE CALENDAR

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    Kearfott, R. Baker

    CLASSES AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE PROHIBITED) #12;Page 4 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 DEANS' RECOMMENDATIONSUNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE 2014-15 ADMINISTRATIVE CALENDAR (in chronological order and subject to change) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014, THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014 SOUL CAMP SESSION

  20. 40 CFR 81.319 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... James Par, and St Mary Par areas are maintenance areas for the 1-hour NAAQS for purposes of 40 CFR part... Register citations affecting § 81.319 see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding... classified Better than national standards AQCR 019 X AQCR 022 X AQCR 106 X Louisiana—Carbon...

  1. 40 CFR 81.319 - Louisiana.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... James Par, and St Mary Par areas are maintenance areas for the 1-hour NAAQS for purposes of 40 CFR part... Register citations affecting § 81.319 see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding... classified Better than national standards AQCR 019 X AQCR 022 X AQCR 106 X Louisiana—Carbon...

  2. Making a Big Splash with Louisiana Fishes

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    . The MNS exhibit hall is open weekdays, from 8 am to 4 pm, when the LSU campus is open. The MNS visits Exhibit Chapter I. The Toadfish and the Gar Chapter II. Q & A for Kids Chapter III. ABCs of Louisiana

  3. University Medical Center New Orleans, Louisiana

    E-print Network

    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

  4. Women in Louisiana: National and Gender Comparisons.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hargroder, Margaret

    This study focuses on the current status of women in Louisiana, making gender, national, and historical comparisons as data were readily available within the timeframe of this investigation. The research aims to identify: (1) statistical gender differences in available measures of education, employment, and other forms of social participation; (2)…

  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. Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 71272

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    Selmic, Sandra

    OF IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE UNIVERSITY REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS: Physician or Other Health Care Provider Verification Health Care Provider Verification: Please read the following information carefully: Louisiana Law (R Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP); and the American College Health Association

  7. Louisiana Tech University Student Health Center

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    OF IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE UNIVERSITY REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS: Physician or Other Health Care Provider Verification Health Care Provider Verification: Please read the following information carefully: Louisiana Law (R Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP); and the American College Health Association

  8. Subgroup Achievement and Gap Trends: Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Louisiana showed mostly gains in reading at the basic and proficient levels for racial/ethnic subgroups, low income students, and boys and girls. There were slight declines at the advanced level in reading for some subgroups. In math, there were gains across…

  9. Evaluation of the Louisiana Nutrition Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, J. H., Jr.

    In 1969, 385 Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service aides conducted an eight week nutrition education program (expanded to 12 weeks in three parishes) for over 18,000 low income homemakers and children in 31 parishes. Initial interviews were used to ascertain nutrition habits and influences thereon, knowledge levels, homemakers' age and…

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    TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Transportation Institute Texas Fuel Consumption and Emissions Report for CARBON CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED Testing 2ct Treated Diesel Fuel Prepared by Texas Transportation Institute

  11. 40 CFR 272.951 - Louisiana state-administered program: Final authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Louisiana state-administered program: Final...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS...Louisiana § 272.951 Louisiana state-administered program:...

  12. 77 FR 18806 - Fluxapyroxad; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption for Use on Rice in Louisiana...

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    2012-03-28

    ...Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to use the pesticide fluxapyroxad (CAS...Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has requested the Administrator to issue...Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. List of Subjects Environmental...

  13. SPE -120174-PP The Future of California's Oil Supply

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    SPE -120174-PP The Future of California's Oil Supply Gregory D. Croft, University of California, Berkeley and Tad W. Patzek, University of Texas, Austin Copyright 2009, Society of Petroleum Engineers have not been reviewed by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and are subject to correction

  14. Texas Rice, Volume VII, Number 1 

    E-print Network

    2007-01-01

    &M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center Beaumont, Texas March 2007 Volume VII Number 1 Texas Rice The Indica Revolution: Improving Tropical Germplasm for the U.S. continued on page 6 Indica mutant 4484-1693 in 2006 Arkansas... Disease Monitoring Program field. Three fourths of the world grows indica, or tropical rice, while the U.S. grows japonica, or temper- ate rice, either temperate japonica as in California or tropical japonica as in the southern U.S. Although in- dicas...

  15. Spatial and Temporal Survey of Feral Pig Ectoparasites in Three Texas Wildlife Districts 

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    Schuster, Anthony

    2012-02-14

    Feral pigs, European wild boars and their crosses are ubiquitous and found in all ecological zones from Florida to California. These introduced animals are recorded in 39 US states and four Canadian provinces. Texas currently ...

  16. DRAFT LANDSAT DATA MOSAIC: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS; HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS; FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BRAZORIA COUNTY, TEXAS; GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS

    EPA Science Inventory

    This is a draft Landsat Data Mosaic, which contains remote sensing information for Montgomery County, Texas Harris County, Texas Fort Bend County, Texas Brazoria County, Texas Galveston County, and Texas Imagery dates on the following dates: October 6, 1999 and September 29, 200...

  17. California Dust

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

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  18. California Fires

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    2014-05-15

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    article title:  Southern California     View Larger Image ... Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) images of Southern California were acquired on March 14, 2000 during Terra orbit 1273. North is at ... available at JPL March 14, 2000 - Southern California with the Mojave Desert and surrounding area. project:  ...

  1. Annual Report upon the geographical surveys west of the one-hundredth meridian in the States and Territories of California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming: Being Appendix NN of the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1877

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wheeler, George Montague

    1877-01-01

    I [George M. Wheeler] have the honor to submit the following report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877: Including the expeditions of 1876-'77, the fields occupied will have embraced parts of the States and Territories of California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The remaining political divisions of the area west of the one-hundredth meridian, into which parties of this expedition have not entered for its survey, are the State of Kansas and the Territories of Washington and Dakota. The work so far has been directed to the most rugged and thinly-settled portions of the western mountain region. As time and means permit, the areas occupied will adjoin the sections of territory already entered and continue toward completion the topographical survey of the entire region.

  2. 7 CFR 906.365 - Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Arizona) (7 CFR 51.680 through 51.714) or in the U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (Texas and States other than Florida, California and Arizona) (7 CFR 51.620 through 51.653). Editorial Note: After January... 7 Agriculture 8 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34....

  3. 7 CFR 906.365 - Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Arizona) (7 CFR 51.680 through 51.714) or in the U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (Texas and States other than Florida, California and Arizona) (7 CFR 51.620 through 51.653). ... 7 Agriculture 8 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34....

  4. 7 CFR 906.365 - Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Arizona) (7 CFR 51.680 through 51.714) or in the U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (Texas and States other than Florida, California and Arizona) (7 CFR 51.620 through 51.653). ... 7 Agriculture 8 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34....

  5. 7 CFR 906.365 - Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Arizona) (7 CFR 51.680 through 51.714) or in the U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (Texas and States other than Florida, California and Arizona) (7 CFR 51.620 through 51.653). ... 7 Agriculture 8 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34....

  6. 7 CFR 906.365 - Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Arizona) (7 CFR 51.680 through 51.714) or in the U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (Texas and States other than Florida, California and Arizona) (7 CFR 51.620 through 51.653). ... 7 Agriculture 8 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Texas Orange and Grapefruit Regulation 34....

  7. Sugarcane Trials in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

    E-print Network

    Cowley, W. R.; Smith, B. A.

    1969-01-01

    of the adaptation of sugarcane to the environmental conditions of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The potentials for yields of cane and sugar indi- cated by these studies compare most favorably with those reported from the production areas in Louisi- ana...,460 and 4,098 pounds. Fanguy (19), reporting on the results of sugarcane variety outfield experiments in Louisiana in 1967, indicated top yields from combined locations in the range of 33 tons per acre and sugar yields of 7600 to 8300 pounds. Fanguy...

  8. Prevalence of trichinosis in southern Louisiana swine

    SciTech Connect

    Hugh-Jones, M.E.; Stewart, T.B.; Raby, C.; Morrison, J.E.; Isenstein, R.S.; Klei, T.R.

    1985-02-01

    After an outbreak of human trichinosis in Louisiana involving 45 cases and 1 death in 1979 and 1980, a survey of pigs killed in 21 selected small slaughterhouses in southwestern Louisiana was conducted from November 1980 to September 1981. The sera from 1,225 pigs were examined for trichinella antibodies using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA); 1,223 diaphragms were subjected to peptic digestion and examined for the presence of Trichinella spiralis larvae. One diaphragm (0.08%) was found to contain T spiralis (26 larvae/g of muscle) and 4 of the slaughterhouse sera were positive (0.33% seroprevalence). Pigs in 52 herds throughout the state were also tested for ELISA antibodies. The ELISA-positive pigs were not found among the 267 pigs tested from the 52 herds.

  9. Louisiana NASA EPSCoR Preparation Grant

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wefel, John P.; Savoie, E. Joseph

    2002-01-01

    In August, 1999, 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 and graduate fellowships under the NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) -- Preparation Grant. Originally constructed as a one year program, with an optional one year continuation, this federal-state partnership culminated on 14 August 2002, including a successful continuation proposal and a no cost extension. The total value of the project reached $450K in NASA funding, matched by state funds and institutional contributions. The purpose of the Preparation Grant program was to develop and nurture strong research ties between the state and NASA field centers and Enterprises, in order to prepare for the upcoming full competition for NASA EPSCoR.

  10. Water Resources Data, Louisiana, Water Year 2000

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Goree, B.B.; Lovelace, W.M.; Montgomery, P.A.; Resweber, J.C.; Sasser, D.C., Jr.; Walters, David J.

    2001-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2000 water year for Louisiana consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 66 gaging stations; stage only for 70 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 45 surface-water stations (including 25 gaging stations) and 108 wells; and water levels for 221 observation wells. Also included are data for 204 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

  11. Water Resources Data, Louisiana, Water Year 2002

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Goree, B.B.; Lovelace, W.M.; Montgomery, P.A.; Resweber, J.C.; Labbe, Charles K.; Walters, David J.

    2003-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2002 water year for Louisiana consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 85 gaging stations; stage only for 79 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 52 surface-water stations (including 40 gaging stations) and 104 wells; and water levels for 300 observation wells. Also included are data for 143 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

  12. Water resources data, Louisiana, water year 2004

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Baumann, Todd; Goree, B.B.; Lovelace, W.M.; Montogmery, P.A.; Resweber, J.C.; Ross, Garron B.; Ward, Aub N.; Walters, David J.

    2005-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2004 water year for Louisiana consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 77 gaging stations; stage only for 86 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 60 surface-water stations (including 42 gaging stations) and 112 wells; and water levels for 304 observation wells. Also included are data for 158 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

  13. Water resources data, Louisiana, water year 2003

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Baumann, Todd; Goree, B.B.; Lovelace, W.M.; Montgomery, P.A.; Resweber, J.C.; Ross, Garron B.; Sasser, D.C., Jr.; Walters, D.J.

    2004-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Louisiana consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 76 gaging stations; stage only for 86 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 56 surface-water stations (including 44 gaging stations) and 142 wells; and water levels for 313 observation wells. Also included are data for 158 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating Federal and State agencies in Louisiana.

  14. Water Resources Data, Louisiana, Water Year 2001

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Goree, B.B.; Lovelace, W.M.; Montgomery, P.A.; Resweber, J.C.; Sasser, D.C., Jr.; Walters, David J.

    2002-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2001 water year for Louisiana consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 71 gaging stations; stage only for 73 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 66 surface-water stations (including 39 gaging stations) and 92 wells; and water levels for 205 observation wells. Also included are data for 166 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

  15. Native walnuts of Texas

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Three species of Juglans occur naturally in Texas. Eastern Black walnut, J. nigra is found in eastern to central Texas. J. major, the Arizona walnut, is reported in scattered, disjunct populations from central to west Texas. J. microcarpa, the Little walnut, occurs from central to west Texas. Hy...

  16. Water resources of Cameron Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.

    2014-01-01

    This fact sheet presents a brief overview of groundwater and surface-water resources in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Information on the availability, use, and quality of water from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is discussed. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of this information.

  17. Water resources of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; Lovelace, John K.

    2013-01-01

    This fact sheet presents a brief overview of groundwater and surface-water resources in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Information on the availability, past and current use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is discussed. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  18. Water resources of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; Lovelace, John K.

    2014-01-01

    This fact sheet presents a brief overview of groundwater and surface-water resources in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Information on the availability, use, and quality of water from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is discussed. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of this information.

  19. The Fig in Texas 

    E-print Network

    Potts, A. T. (Arthur Tillman)

    1917-01-01

    B-1591 Texas Agricultural Extension Service HOM? FRUIT PRODUCTION FIGS LIBRARY SEP 2 7 1988 ( A&M Univer it Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Zerle L. Carpenter, Director. The Texas A&M University System. College Station, Texas... / (Blank Pa.ge -ill Original BBDetial . r .. ; :.' l , ::; .: .? HOME FRUIT PRODUCTION - FIGS Calvin G. Lyons and George Ray McEachern* Figs have been a part of Texas homesteads since the early development of the state. Dooryard trees can be grown...

  20. Geopressured-geothermal well activities in Louisiana. Annual report, 1 January 1991--31 December 1991

    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.

  1. Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund: Annual Report Fiscal Year 2004.

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    Kennedy, John

    2004-01-01

    The Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund (LEQTF) was established in 1986 by Louisiana voters to improve the quality of education in the state. The LEQTF receives funds through the Federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and deposits them in what is known as the Permanent Fund. From this Permanent Fund, a separate Support Fund (also known as…

  2. "Normal" a Long Way off for Schools in Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robelen, Erik W.

    2005-01-01

    For now, it appears that both the New Orleans district, Louisiana's largest, and the nearby St. Bernard public schools could be largely out of commission for the whole school year, state Superintendent Cecil J. Picard said. With officials estimating that more than 230,000 public and private school students from Louisiana had been displaced by the…

  3. Resilience and Redirection: Information Literacy in Louisiana Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hutchings, Jessica; Willey, Malia

    2014-01-01

    This article reports on a 2012 survey conducted by members of the Louisiana Academic Library and Information Network Consortium (LALINC) to determine the status of the curricular integration of information literacy instruction following numerous budget cuts to Louisiana higher education since 2008. The article also discusses the 2012 deletion of…

  4. 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...

  5. 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…

  6. A REPORTING SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVE FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARIES IN LOUISIANA

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    APPENDIX 4 A REPORTING SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVE FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARIES IN LOUISIANA Revised May 2015 In order to more equitably divide the responsibilities of the two regional libraries in Louisiana the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Disposition Database to send its discard lists to both

  7. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Louisiana 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 resources. The federal mandate recognizes the ubiquitous involvement of water in environmental and societal

  8. Production Practices of Commercial Catfish Producers in Northeast Louisiana.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Letlow, Richard M.; Verma, Satish

    A study determined the yields obtained and the production practices followed by Louisiana commercial catfish farmers in Catahoula, Concordia, and Franklin Parishes. This information was used by the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service (LCES) faculty to develop a catfish education program. The study: (1) determined use of selected recommended…

  9. Louisiana Forest Products Lab 1 Accidents in the Primary &

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    / Animals 6% Parts& Material 34% #12;Louisiana Forest Products Lab 16 Parts & Materials (Secondary IndustryLouisiana Forest Products Lab 1 Accidents in the Primary & Secondary Forest Products Industry Forest Products Lab 3 Accidents in Forest Products Industry Accident Statistics Primary industry

  10. Teach Louisiana Consortium: A Fifth Year Program Evaluation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Stringer, Angelle

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a fifth year program evaluation of a private provider program for teacher certification in Louisiana. The study sought to evaluate the success of the Teach Louisiana Consortium program in terms of teacher placement, teacher retention, administrative satisfaction, teacher attitudes, and teacher pedagogical knowledge. Initial…

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

    E-print Network

    An Approach to Forest-Based Development xThe Study and Results xRecommendations xSummary #12;In generalA Market Based Strategy for Rural Development In Northwest Louisiana: Maximizing Opportunities-Shoals Community College #12;Team Members Dr. Pamela Monroe Lydia Blalock School of Human Ecology Louisiana State

  12. 76 FR 34089 - Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations

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    2011-06-10

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY... declaration of an emergency for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-3322-EM), dated May 6, 2011, and related... Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472,...

  13. 77 FR 54599 - Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations

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    2012-09-05

    ....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY... declaration of an emergency for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-3347-EM), dated August 27, 2012, and...

  14. Sonar atlas of caverns comprising the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Volume 1, Bayou Choctaw site, Louisiana.

    SciTech Connect

    Rautman, Christopher Arthur; Lord, Anna Snider

    2007-10-01

    Downhole sonar surveys from the four active U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites have been modeled and used to generate a four-volume sonar atlas, showing the three-dimensional geometry of each cavern. This volume 1 focuses on the Bayou Choctaw SPR site, located in southern Louisiana. Volumes 2, 3, and 4, respectively, present images for the Big Hill SPR site, Texas, the Bryan Mound SPR site, Texas, and the West Hackberry SPR site, Louisiana. The atlas uses a consistent presentation format throughout. The basic geometric measurements provided by the down-cavern surveys have also been used to generate a number of geometric attributes, the values of which have been mapped onto the geometric form of each cavern using a color-shading scheme. The intent of the various geometrical attributes is to highlight deviations of the cavern shape from the idealized cylindrical form of a carefully leached underground storage cavern in salt. The atlas format does not allow interpretation of such geometric deviations and anomalies. However, significant geometric anomalies, not directly related to the leaching history of the cavern, may provide insight into the internal structure of the relevant salt dome.

  15. Sonar atlas of caverns comprising the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Volume 4, West Hackberry site, Louisiana.

    SciTech Connect

    Rautman, Christopher Arthur; Lord, Anna Snider

    2007-09-01

    Downhole sonar surveys from the four active U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites have been modeled and used to generate a four-volume sonar atlas, showing the three-dimensional geometry of each cavern. This volume 4 focuses on the West Hackberry SPR site, located in southwestern Louisiana. Volumes 1, 2, and 3, respectively, present images for the Bayou Choctaw SPR site, Louisiana, the Big Hill SPR site, Texas, and the Bryan Mound SPR site, Texas. The atlas uses a consistent presentation format throughout. The basic geometric measurements provided by the down-cavern surveys have also been used to generate a number of geometric attributes, the values of which have been mapped onto the geometric form of each cavern using a color-shading scheme. The intent of the various geometrical attributes is to highlight deviations of the cavern shape from the idealized cylindrical form of a carefully leached underground storage cavern in salt. The atlas format does not allow interpretation of such geometric deviations and anomalies. However, significant geometric anomalies, not directly related to the leaching history of the cavern, may provide insight into the internal structure of the relevant salt dome.

  16. Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Green Belt Certification A Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Greenbelt certification can be obtained by

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Green Belt Certification A Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma courses is $1,180 per course for a total of $2,360 to complete the Six Sigma Green Belt certification. According to the American Society for Quality's Quality Progress, December 2011, a Green Belt

  17. LOUISIANA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION LOUISIANA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS School of Renewable Natural Resources

    E-print Network

    PROGRAMS School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana Forest Products Development Center 227 Renewable Natural Resources Building Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (225)578-8369 E-mail: wuqing@lsu.edu FAX: (225, Composites and Engineered Wood Products School of Renewable Natural Resources LSU Agricultural Center Baton

  18. Louisiana Literacy Forum II. Proceedings (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 12-13, 1991).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans.

    This report contains the proceedings of the second Louisiana statewide conference on literacy, which spotlighted the national endeavors of literacy practitioners and providers, works, and programs. Based on participants' input from the first forum, special emphasis was placed on workplace and family literacy, public relations, and policy making.…

  19. TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

    E-print Network

    TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Sponsored by the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality November 2006 Transportation Institute Texas Collection for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Umbrella Contract 70880-06-07: Task 2 - Review Draft Prepared

  20. Read Across Texas! 2002 Texas Reading Club Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Edgmon, Missy; Ferate-Soto, Paolo; Foley, Lelana; Hager, Tina; Heard, Adriana; Ingham, Donna; Lopez, Nohemi; McMahon, Dorothy; Meyer, Sally; Parrish, Leila; Rodriguez-Gibbs, Josefina; Moreyra-Torres, Maricela; Travis, Gayle; Welch, Willy

    The goal of the Texas Reading Club is to encourage the children of Texas to become library users and lifelong readers. This manual was created for the 2002 Texas Reading Club, a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The theme, "Read Across Texas!" invites children to explore the history, geography, and culture of Texas

  1. Vision North Texas 

    E-print Network

    Walz, K.

    2011-01-01

    a successful and sustainable future for North Texas. ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Stakeholder Awareness Awareness & Dialogue ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Milestone 1 Download... or purchase at www.visionnorthtexas.org. ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Milestone 2 Download or purchase at www.visionnorthtexas.org. ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 North Texas 2050 ? Regional...

  2. 1992 Texas Survey of Adolescent

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    Sharlin, Ehud

    GAMBLING IN TEXAS 1992 Texas Survey of Adolescent Gambling Behavior Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse #12;1992 TEXAS SURVEY OF ADOLESCENT GAMBLING BEHAVIOR Lynn S. Wallisch, M.A. Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse September 1993 #12;1992 TEXAS SURVEY OF ADOLESCENT GAMBLING BEHAVIOR

  3. California Condor

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    California condors are one of the most endangered birds in North America. In the early 1990s, captive-bred condors were reintroduced into the wild in California. As of January 2010, about 190 condors now live in the wild and more reintroductions are being considered. To facilitate this, USGS researc...

  4. 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.

  5. Minerals yearbook, 1992: Louisiana. Annual report

    SciTech Connect

    White, D.H.; Marsalis, W.E.

    1994-03-01

    Louisiana's nonfuel mineral production in 1992 totaled $309.3 million. This was a $42.5 million decline in value from that reported by the mineral industry in 1991. Although there was an increase in the value of gemstones, lime, and industrial sand and gravel, it failed to offset a decline in the demand and sales of gypsum, construction sand and gravel, salt, crushed stone, and sulfur. The values of these five mineral commodities fell $53.9 million between 1991 and 1992. The State ranked 32d nationally in mineral value and accounted for 35% of the Nation's salt tonnage and 42% of the Frasch sulfur production.

  6. Water resources of La Salle Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    White, Vincent E.; Prakken, Lawrence B.

    2015-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in La Salle Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  7. Water resources of St. James Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    White, Vincent E.; Prakken, Lawrence B.

    2015-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in St. James Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  8. Water resources of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; White, Vincent E.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  9. Water resources of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; Lovelace, John K.; White, Vincent E.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends,and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  10. Water resources of De Soto Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; White, Vincent E.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in De Soto Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata. usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  11. Water resources of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    White, Vincent E.; Prakken, Lawrence B.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  12. Water resources of Acadia Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Larry B.; White, Vincent E.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Acadia Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  13. Water resources of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; Lovelace, John K.; Tomaszewski, Dan J.; Griffith, Jason M.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is discussed. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  14. Water resources of Orleans Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; White, Vincent E.; Lovelace, John K.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  15. Water resources of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; White, Vincent E.; Lovelace, John K.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for management of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  16. Water resources of Caldwell Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; White, Vincent E.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  17. Water resources of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    White, Vincent E.; Prakken, Lawrence B.

    2015-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  18. Water resources of Sabine Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; White, Vincent E.; Lovelace, John K.

    2014-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here.

  19. East Texas Storytellers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Anderson, Brandi, Ed.

    1987-01-01

    Written and published by the students at Gary High School, Gary, Texas, "Loblolly Magazine" is published twice a year. Issues are frequently devoted to a distant theme. The theme of this issue, "East Texas Storytellers," attempts to capture some of the local color and regional history of eastern Texas. The first article, "Timothy Griffith, Master…

  20. Treasured Texas Theaters

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horton, Anita

    2012-01-01

    Dallas artist Jon Flaming's deep love of Texas is evident in his paintings and sculpture. Although he has created one sculptural Texas theater, his work primarily showcases old Texas barbershops, vacant homes, and gas stations. In this article, the author describes how her students, inspired by Flaming's works, created three-dimensional historical…

  1. MEMS @MEMS @ Texas TechTexas Tech

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    MEMS @MEMS @ Texas TechTexas Tech #12;MEMS Research @ TTUMEMS Research @ TTU MEMS Design and Fabrication MEMS Testing, Characterization & Control MEMS Integration and Application MEMS Education MEMS Organization #12;MEMS Design, SimulationMEMS Design, Simulation and Fabricationand Fabrication AutoCAD (TTU

  2. 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.

  3. Social Reproduction and the Student Decision to Follow the Louisiana Career/Basic Core Diploma Path at a Large, Affluent High School in Northeastern Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whittock, Tammy

    2013-01-01

    Through this mixed-method study, the researcher investigated social reproduction in a student's decision to follow the Louisiana Career/Basic Core Diploma Path. In 2008-2009, Louisiana's cohort graduation rate was 67.3%, which was well below the national average of 75.5%, ranking Louisiana forty-sixth in the country. This rate led to the…

  4. Murad Y. Abu-Farsakh, Ph.D., P.E. Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1997

    E-print Network

    Cai, Steve C. S.

    .E. ______________________________________________________________________________ Education · Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1997 · M · Numerical modeling and finite element analysis of geotechnical, pavement and soi-structure interaction. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University · 1989-1992 Geotechnical Engineer, Arab

  5. 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...

  6. Texas Studies in Bilingualism. Spanish, French, German, Czech, Polish, Sorbian, and Norwegian in the Southwest. (With a Concluding Chapter on Code-Switching and Modes of Speaking in American Swedish.) Studia Linguistica Germanica.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilbert, Glenn G., Ed.

    This book contains studies of seven non-English languages spoken in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, as well as a final chapter based on data obtained from Swedish-English bilinguals in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Minnesota. The individual studies are: Lurline H. Coltharp, "Invitation to the Dance: Spanish in the El Paso Underworld"; Janet B.…

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  8. Specialty Vegetables in Texas

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    Longbrake, Thomas D.; Baker, Marvin L.; Cotner, Sam; Parsons, Jerry; Roberts, Roland; Stein, Larry

    1988-01-01

    TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY llBRAR 8-1613 Texas Agricultural Extension Service Specialty Vegetables in Texas Ll 8I!~ TP6igRc.dtul&l~ension SE!rvice ? Zerle L. Carpenter, Director. The Texas A&M University System. College Station, Texas CONTENTS Amaranths... plants to 6 inches apart. Plants respond to well fer tilized soils and irrigation during hot summers. Selection. Harvest greens 5 to 6 weeks after sowing. As with most greens crops, young succulent leaves are preferred for eating. Greens are tied...

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

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    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...

  10. THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ACCEPTED BY THE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

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    argyrospila (Walker), (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), performance in forested wetlands of Louisiana. 157 p. Peter J. Fogg. MSfo 1993 9301 Addison, Bray G., Jr. Survival and movement of farm-raised alligators

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Surrogate Parent Manual: State of Louisiana, Bulletin 1559.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

    The manual presents Louisiana's policies and guidelines for assigning and monitoring surrogate parents for handicapped children. The first section presents guidelines for administrators regarding the program's organization (interagency relations, needs assessments, and child eligibility) and the program's services (recruitment, screening,…

  14. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    involved with water resource issues. The oil and gas industry, the chemical industry, port activities to governmental and industrial personnel and the citizens of Louisiana. The priority research areas

  15. Acadian Settlement in Louisiana: Colonial Populations and Imperial Policy 

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    Kolb, Frances Bailey

    2007-08-03

    This paper examines the influence of colonial policy and intercultural relations on the development of Acadian settlement in Louisiana between 1765 and 1785, spanning a portion of both French and Spanish colonial periods. ...

  16. 77 FR 55889 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048

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    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...

  17. EAARL coastal topography--North Shore, Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, 2010

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    Bonisteel-Cormier, J.M.; Nayegandhi, Amar; Fredericks, Xan; Wright, C.W.; Brock, J.C.; Nagle, D.B.; Vivekanandan, Saisudha; Barras, J.A.

    2012-01-01

    This DVD contains lidar-derived coastal topography GIS datasets of a portion of the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. These datasets were acquired on February 28, March 1, and March 5, 2010.

  18. 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...

  19. California Fires

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    ... title:  Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California     View Larger Image ... that had not burned in decades, and years of extended drought contributed to the explosive growth of wildfires throughout southern ...

  20. TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

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    TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Transportation Institute Texas Fuel Consumption and Emissions Report for CARBON CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED for CARBON CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED Testing 2ct Treated Gasoline Fuel Prepared by the Texas Transportation

  1. Quaternary geology of Avery Island, Louisiana

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    Autin, W.J.; McCulloh, R.P.; Davison, A.T.

    1986-09-01

    Avery Island, one of the Five Islands salt domes of south-central Louisiana, is a piercement-type dome that has been uplifted from several kilometers' depth. It is nearly circular in plan with a maximum elevation approximately 50 m above the surrounding coastal marsh. Dissection has produced a terrain of gullies and steep slopes. The features identified indicate a complex geologic history for Avery Island. Deposition of late Pleistocene sediments in a low-relief alluvial plain and subsequent soil development predate domal uplift. The stratigraphy of loess and colluvial silts indicates the island was emergent during loess depositions. The degree of dissection, distribution of colluvium, and shearing of Quaternary sediments reflects continual uplift after loess deposition.

  2. Flood tracking chart, Amite River Basin, Louisiana

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    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.

  3. US hydropower resource assessment for Louisiana

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Selling Texas: an internship at the Texas Department of Agriculture 

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    Cross, Kelly D.

    1997-01-01

    by abundant resources and industrious people, Texas is a modem worldwide leader in the export of many raw and processed agricultural products ... Your market is our market ... Supply, quality and diversity--that's Texas agriculture" (TDA, 1996a). The Texas...

  7. Surficial sediment character of the Louisiana offshore continental shelf region: a GIS compilation

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    Williams, S. Jeffress; Arsenault, Matthew A.; Buczkowski, Brian J.; Reid, Jane A.; Flocks, James; Kulp, Mark A.; Penland, Shea; Jenkins, Chris J.

    2007-01-01

    The Louisiana coastal zone, comprising the Mississippi River delta plain stretching nearly 400 km from Sabine Pass at the Texas border east to the Chandeleur Islands at the Mississippi border, represents one of North America’s most important coastal ecosystems in terms of natural resources, human infrastructure, and cultural heritage. At the same time, this region has the highest rates of coastal erosion and wetland loss in the Nation due to a complex combination of natural processes and anthropogenic actions over the past century. Comparison of historical maps dating back to 1855 and recent aerial photography show the Louisiana coast undergoing net erosion at highly variable rates. Rates have increased significantly during the past several decades. Earlier published statewide average shoreline erosion rates were >6 m/yr; rates have increased recently to >10 m/yr. The increase is attributable to collective action of storms, rapid subsidence, and pervasive man-made alterations of the rivers and the coast. In response to the dramatic landloss, regional-scale restoration plans are being developed by a partnership of federal and state agencies for the delta plain that have the objectives of maintaining the barrier islands, reducing wetland loss, and enhancing the natural sediment delivery processes. There is growing awareness that the sustainability of coastal Louisiana's natural resources and human infrastructure depends on the successful restoration of natural geologic processes. Critical to the long term success of restoration is scientific understanding of the geologic history and processes of the coastal zone region, including interactions between the rivers, wetlands, coast, and inner shelf. A variety of geophysical studies and mapping of Late Quaternary sedimentary framework and coastal processes by U.S. Geological Survey and other scientists during the past 50 years document that the Louisiana delta plain is the product of a complex history of cyclic delta switching by the Mississippi River and its distributaries over the past ~10,000 years that resulted in laterally overlapping deltaic depocenters. The interactions among riverine, coastal, and inner shelf processes have been superimposed on the Holocene transgression resulting in distinctive landforms and sedimentary sequences. Four Holocene shelf-phase delta complexes have been identified using seismic reflection data and vibracores. Each delta complex is bounded by transgressive surfaces. Following each cycle of deposition and abandonment, the delta lobes undergo regional subsidence and marine reworking that forms transgressive coastal systems and barrier islands. Ultimately, the distal end of each of the abandoned delta lobes is marked by submerged marine sand bodies representing drowned barriers. These sand bodies (e.g. Ship Shoal, Outer Shoal, Trinity Shoal, Tiger Shoal, St. Bernard Shoal) offer the largest volumes and highest quality sand for beach nourishment and shoreline and wetlands restoration. These four large sand shoals on inner continental shelf, representing the reworked remnants of former prograded deltaic headlands that existed on the continental shelf at lower sea level, were generated in the retreat path of the Mississippi River delta plain during the Holocene transgression. Penland and others (1989) have shown these sand bodies represent former shoreline positions associated with lower still stands in sea level. Short periods of rapid relative sea-level rise led to the transgressive submergence of the shorelines which today can be recognized at the -10 m to -20 m isobaths on the Louisiana continental shelf. Trinity Shoal and Ship Shoal represent the -10 m middle-to-late Holocene shoreline trend, whereas Outer Shoal and the St. Bernard Shoals define the -20 m early Holocene shoreline trend (Penland and others, 1989). Collectively, these sand shoals constitute a large volume of high quality sandy sediment potentially suitable for barrier island nourishment and coastal restoration. The USGS has actively supported coastal and wetlands geologic res

  8. WINTER DIET, SEED PREFERENCES AND FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF HENSLOW'S SPARROWS (AMMODRAMUS HENSLOWII) IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA

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    Stouffer, Phil

    WINTER DIET, SEED PREFERENCES AND FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF HENSLOW'S SPARROWS (AMMODRAMUS HENSLOWII) IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the Louisiana State University CHAPTER 3: SEED PREFERENCES OF WINTERING HENSLOW'S SPARROWS.........42 MATERIALS AND METHODS ...................

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  14. 40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    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...

  15. 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...

  16. 77 FR 12333 - Special Nuclear Material License Amendment From Louisiana Energy Services, LLC, for the National...

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    2012-02-29

    ...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,...

  17. Remotely sensed imagery revealing the effects of hurricanes Gustav and Ike on coastal Louisiana

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    Barras, John A.; Brock, John C.; Morton, Robert A.; Travers, Laurinda J.

    2010-01-01

    Hurricane Gustav, a category 2 storm with 170 kilometers per hour (km/h) winds, approached the Louisiana coast from the south-southeast, making landfall near Cocodrie, La., on September 1, 2008 (Beven and Kimberlain, 2009); Hurricane Ike, a category 2 storm with 175 km/h winds, approached the Texas coast from the southeast, paralleling offshore of the Louisiana coast, before making landfall along the north end of Galveston Island, Tex., on September 13, 2008 (Berg, 2009). Hurricane Ike's large wind field elevated water levels, increasing coastal flooding well before making landfall (Berg, 2009). An initial land area change assessment, based on comparison of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) satellite imagery, acquired before 2006 and after the 2008 landfalls of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike and classified to identify land and water, reported that the water area increased by 323 square kilometers (km2) in coastal Louisiana as a result of the storms (Barras, 2009). The land area decrease of 195 km2 was less than the 513 km2 decrease reported between 2004 and 2006 (Barras and others, 2008) after the landfalls of Hurricane Katrina, a strong category 3 storm that made landfall near Buras, La., on August 29, 2005, and Hurricane Rita, a category 3 storm that made landfall just west of Johnsons Bayou, La., on September 29, 2005. The 2004 to 2006 land area decrease is 49 km2 less than the 562 km2 initial change estimate based on satellite imagery obtained two months after the 2005 storms (Barras, 2007a). The comparison area used to identify the 2004 to 2006 land area change matches the extent of historical land and water data used to quantify coastal land loss from 1956 to 2006 (Barras and others, 2008) and is 3,841 km2 less than the 33,457.7 km2 used for Barras (2006) and Barras (2009). The greater comparison area used for the 2006 to 2008 period (Barras, 2009) resulted in a 2004 to 2006 loss estimate of 525.8 km2, 13.0 km2 greater than the 512.8 km2 estimate reported in Barras (2008).

  18. Instructor: Texas A & M University-Central Texas

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    Diestel, Geoff

    solving, interpersonal effectiveness, communication, cross- cultural effectiveness, and responsible notification service that gives Texas A&M University-Central Texas the ability to communicate health and safety

  19. Iodine in Texas Soils. 

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach); Fudge, J. F. (Joseph Franklin)

    1939-01-01

    the quantity of iodine ingested. These include the sexual age and condition of the individual, the quantity of lime, vitamins, and such foods as cabbage and , fats in the diet, and also climatic factors such as light, temperature, and seasonal variations... AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS BULLETIN NO. 579 OCTOBER 1939 DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY IODINE IN TEXAS SOILS AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. WALTON, President [Blank Page...

  20. Texas Farm Commodity Prices. 

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    Childs, V. C. (Virgil C.); Schlotzhauer, Elbert O.; McNeely, John G.

    1948-01-01

    -crop marketing season begins in November of pievious year. TEXAS FARM COMMODITY PRICES 26. Sweetpotatoes: Average prices (dollars per bushel) received by farmers, Texas, by months, July 1909-April 1948 Year i Ian. Feb. 1...- cultural commodities produced in Texas. The data include monthly prices for these commodities from August 1909 through .April 1 948 together with annual average prices. To facilitate comparisons among commodities, monthly prices are reduced to a common...

  1. Furrow Diking in Texas

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    Colburn, A. Edwin; Alexander, U.U.

    1986-01-01

    of cotton. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Progress Report 3436. Clark, L. E., and U. U. Alexander. 1984. Comparison of different diking equipment in cotton production. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Progress Report 4203. Gerard, C. J., P. D.... Sexton, D. M. Matus, L. E. Clark and D. G. Bordovsky. 1983. Furrow diking of cotton. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Progress Report 4174-4176. Gerard, C. J., P. D. Sexton, L. E. Clark and E. C. Gilmore, Jr. 1983. Sorghum for grain: Production...

  2. West Texas Rain 

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2006-01-01

    stream_source_info West Texas Rain.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 5167 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name West Texas Rain.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 tx H2O | pg. 19... West Texas Rain Story by Danielle Supercinski Rainwater, one of the purest sources of wateravailable, is scarce in West Texas. Residentsin this arid land must use all availablemethods of saving water. Rainwater har- vesting, a common water resource...

  3. Oat Production in Texas

    E-print Network

    McFadden, E. S. (Edgar Sharp); Atkins, Irvin Milburn

    1947-01-01

    STATION R. D. LEWIS, Director College Station, Texas BULLETIN NO. 691 SEPTEMBER 1947 Oat Production in Texas I. M. ATKINS and E. S. McFADDEN 4 Department of Agronomy In cooperation with the Division of Cereal Crops and Diseases, Bureau of Plant... SEPTEMBER 1947 Oat Production in Texas I. M. ATKINS and E. S. McFADDEN nomists, Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils and Agricultural En- ring, U. S. Department of Agriculture, in .cooperation with ers at substations of the Texas Agricultural Experiment...

  4. Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Post Authorization Change Report and

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    #12;1 Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Post Authorization Change Report and Revised of Mexico, Louisiana (Morganza to the Gulf) hurricane and storm damage reduction project for construction of the Chief of Engineers updating the authorized Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico project. The Louisiana Coastal

  5. The "Louisiana Architecture Curriculum." A Briefing Document Prepared for Leslie P. Tassin, State Historic Preservation Officer.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Duncan, Patricia L.

    The Louisiana Department of Education produces two curriculum guides for use in teaching Louisiana Studies at the eighth grade level. Very little information on Louisiana architecture is included. The Division of Historic Preservation proposed and obtained funds for a cooperative project between themselves and the Department of Education that…

  6. 78 FR 78992 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas...

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    2013-12-27

    ... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 4, 2013, FEMA published proposed notices at 78 FR 20340 and 78 FR 20341..., Louisiana and Incorporated Areas, and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas AGENCY: Federal... Incorporated Areas, and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas. DATES: This withdrawal...

  7. 40 CFR 81.92 - Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas... Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.92 Monroe (Louisiana)—El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Monroe (Louisiana)—El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control...

  8. 40 CFR 81.92 - Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas... Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.92 Monroe (Louisiana)—El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Monroe (Louisiana)—El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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,…

  10. The Effect of Distinguished Educators on Academic Gain of Louisiana Academically Unacceptable Schools

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    Scroggins, Ruby C.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of academic growth of Academically Unacceptable schools in Louisiana which have been assigned a Distinguished Educator. Distinguished Educators are external change agents who are placed in Academically Unacceptable schools in Louisiana. The data were generated from the Louisiana Department of…

  11. Louisiana Tech University CONTRACT FORM for BUSINESS ENTITIES performing PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL,

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University CONTRACT FORM for BUSINESS ENTITIES performing PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL? Yes No 2.a. If No, provide a copy of the company's Certificate of Authority from the Louisiana business in Louisiana unless the company meets an exception. If the company is not registered, contact

  12. 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

    E-print Network

    Harms, Kyle E.

    Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana Adopt-a-Patient Form The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana cares: Dr. Javier Nevarez, Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #12;Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana

  13. Research in elementary particle physics. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State Univ,. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Chan, L.H; Haymaker, R.; Imlay, R.; McNeil, R.; Metcalf, W.; Svoboda, R.

    1992-01-01

    Theoretical work on effective action expansion on an effective low; energy theory of hadron, dynamical symmetry breaking, and lattice gauge theories is described. The high-energy experimental group at Louisiana State University has analyzed data on a neutrino oscillation experiment at LAMPF. Preparations for the LSND neutrino experiment have stated. IMB data have also been analyzed. On the ZEUS electron n-proton colliding bean experiment, the production of the barrel calorimeter has been completed. Several modules of the calorimeter have been tested at Fermilab, and preparations for data taking are underway.

  14. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLISHED AT BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

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    , NUMBER 9, NOVEMBER 1, 1934 GENERAL CATALOGUE 1934'35 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES FOR SALE Angeles. The Schedule of Classes, University of California at Los Angeles : containing the time -schedule OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA . ENTERED JULY 1; 1911 , AT THE POST OFFICE AT BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, AS SECOND-CLASS

  15. Coastal Prairie Restoration Information System: Version 1 (Louisiana)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Allain, Larry

    2007-01-01

    The Coastal Prairie Restoration Information System (CPR) is a Microsoft Access database that allows users to query and view data about Louisiana coastal prairie species. Less than 0.1% of Louisiana's coastal prairie vegetation remains in a relatively undisturbed condition. Encompassing as much as 1 million hectares of land, coastal prairie is a hybrid of coastal wetlands and tall grass prairie. Over 550 plant species have been identified in Louisiana's coastal prairies to date. Efforts to conserve and restore this endangered ecosystem are limited by the ability of workers to identify and access knowledge about this diverse group of plants. In this database, a variety of data are provided for each of 650 coastal prairie species in Louisiana. The database was developed at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center by Larry Allain, with software development by Myra Silva. Additional funding was provided by the biology department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), the ULL Center for Environmental and Ecological Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

  16. Texas' Natural Lake 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01

    recommendations for Caddo Lake. Environmental flows is the amount of water that needs to flow down the river to maintain the ecological system in the lake, river and flood plain. Dan Weber, the Conservancy?s northwest Louisiana program manager, said, ?We... will make recommendations for a watershed management plan that will advise agencies involved with water planning for Caddo Lake. Scientists identify Caddo Lake?s top research needs Hydrology: ? Develop correlation between Jefferson flow gauging...

  17. 19 CFR 103.1 - Public reading rooms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Houston, 5850 San Felipe, Houston, Texas 77057 Los Angeles, New Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. The reading rooms are open to the public during...

  18. California Fires

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    article title:  Wildfires Rage in Southern California     ... Image Large plumes of smoke rising from devastating wildfires burning near Los Angeles and San Diego on Sunday, October 26, 2003, ... at JPL October 26, 2003 - Smoke from wildfires near Los Angeles and San Diego. project:  MISR ...

  19. California Dreaming

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Olson, Cathy Applefeld

    2011-01-01

    After getting her master's degree from UCLA, Nancy Wills dreamed of starting a school-based guitar program so she could teach students to make music on the instrument she'd loved since she was a kid growing up outside of Yosemite, California. She had a strong belief that guitar was perfect for schools, ideal for individualized playing but also…

  20. CALIFORNIA DAIRIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    These dairy records were collected by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) as part of a trial for disease surveillance and prevention purposes. Some records contain GPS coordinates, while the remaining records were obtained through address matching methods u...

  1. Rainwater Harvesting in Texas 

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    Kniffen, Billy

    2008-07-14

    As the population of Texas grows, so does the state's need for water. Rainwater harvesting is one way to keep up with the demand. Rainwater Harvesting in Texas gives residents information on how to collect rainwater for their own uses. 1 photo, 1...

  2. Texas Physician Assistant Programs

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    Texas Physician Assistant Programs With the increased demand for PAs as partners in the health care.cs.amedd.army.mil University of Texas Medical Branch PA Program Galveston, TX 77550 (409) 772-3046 (409) 772-9710 (fax) http://shp.utmb.edu/PhysicianAssistant

  3. The Bagworms of Texas

    E-print Network

    Jones, Frank Morton; Parks, Harris Bradley

    1928-01-01

    , of arsenical sprays, and by hand-picking. CONTENTS Introduction ............................................... 5 The Life of the Bagn-orm ................................ The feeding bag~vorm 8 The pupa .......................................... 10... .............................. Spraying with arsenicals 33 .............................. The effectiveness of spray control 35 BULLETIN NO. 382 JULY, 1928 THE BAGWORMS OF TEXAS FRANK MORTON JONES AND HARRIS BRALEY PARKS* In Texas, bagworms are usually the most obvious source...

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  5. Water resources of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    2013-01-01

    In 2005, about 33.8 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) was withdrawn from water sources in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Surface water sources accounted for about 86 percent (29.2 Mgal/d) of all withdrawals whereas groundwater sources accounted for about 14 percent (4.62 Mgal/d). Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 42 percent (14.1 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn (table 2). Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, livestock, rice irrigation, general irrigation, and aquaculture. The city of Natchitoches used almost 5.6 Mgal/d (about 5.2 Mgal/d of surface water and 0.4 Mgal/d of ground water) for public supply. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005 indicated that total water withdrawals increased from about 3.5 Mgal/d in 1960 to a peak of almost 35 Mgal/d in 2000. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Natchitoches Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

  6. Water resources of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Larry B.

    2013-01-01

    In 2010, about 261 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, almost entirely from surface-water sources. Industrial use accounted for about 97 percent (253 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, and livestock. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that total water withdrawals in the parish ranged from about 138 to 720 Mgal/d, with industrial use of surface water making up the bulk of water withdrawals. The large decline in surface-water withdrawals from 1980 to 1985 was largely attributable to a decrease in industrial use from 654 Mgal/d in 1980 to 127 Mgal/d in 1985. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of St. Bernard Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

  7. Water resources of Assumption Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Lawrence B.; Lovelace, John K.

    2013-01-01

    Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for management of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here. In 2010, about 21.4 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Assumption Parish, including about 12.4 Mgal/d from surface-water sources and 9.03 Mgal/d from groundwater sources. Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 16.4 Mgal/d or 76 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, livestock, general irrigation, and aquaculture.Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 2000 at about 29.7 Mgal/d.

  8. Water resources of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prakken, Larry B.

    2013-01-01

    In 2010, about 85.1 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Surface-water sources accounted for almost all withdrawals; groundwater sources accounted for only 0.04 Mgal/d. Industrial use accounted for about 92 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, and livestock. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that water withdrawals in Plaquemines Parish peaked at about 177 Mgal/d in 1975. The peak resulted primarily from an increase in industrial surface-water withdrawals from about 23.8 Mgal/d in 1970 to 171 Mgal/d in 1975. Since 1975, water withdrawals have ranged from about 157 to 85.1 Mgal/d, with industrial surface-water withdrawals accounting for most of the variation. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Plaquemines Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

  9. Hurricane Influences on Vegetation Community Change in Coastal Louisiana

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Steyer, Gregory D.; Cretini, Kari Foster; Piazza, Sarai C.; 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.

  10. Threatened and endangered wildlife survey: Vacherie Dome area, Louisiana

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-01-01

    Review of the available literature concerning the previous distribution of animals now considered to be threatened or endangered suggests that the following species may once have occupied the project area in Webster and Bienville Parishes, Louisiana: Florida panther, bald eagle, Arctic peregrine falcon, red-cockaded woodpecker, ivory-billed woodpecker, red wolf, and Eskimo curlew. The Louisiana pine snake is not officially listed at this time although it is considered to be a candidate for inclusion on the federal list pending further research on its population and distribution. Based on previous experience within northwestern Louisiana and other recent evidence, it is concluded that the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) is the only animal listed or proposed as threatened or endangered which may actually now be found there.

  11. California's Energy Future

    E-print Network

    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    California's Energy Future The 16th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability April 19 of California, Berkeley And The Commonwealth Club of California #12;2 Co-sponsored by The Travers Program University of California, Berkeley And The Commonwealth Club of California The 16th Annual Travers Conference

  12. Characterization of sediments from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic shorelines, Texas to Florida

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lisle, John T.; Comer, Norris N.

    2011-01-01

    In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sediment samples that were projected to have a high probability of being impacted by the oil were collected from shoreline zones of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Sixty-one sites were sampled and analyzed for hydraulic conductivity, porosity, and grain-size distribution. The objective of this effort was to provide a set of baseline data on sediment characteristics known to directly influence (1) the penetration of oil into coastal sediments and (2) the efficacy of chemical and (or) bioremediation.

  13. Home Energy Appraisal Form of the Texas Association of Builders 

    E-print Network

    Moore, J.

    1986-01-01

    York, an internationally rec- ognized firm of experts in the design of energy efficient structures. The computer programs and data base developed for the Department of Energy (DOE 2.1) by the Lawrence Beckeley Laboratories (LBL) in Berkeley.... California for the purpose of performing energy simulations for buildings were used by Steven Winter Associates in developing the rating points for the TAB rating forms for the six designated areas of Texas. LBL also developed the data base...

  14. Walk Across Texas! Recruitment Brochure

    E-print Network

    Walk Across Texas! Recruitment Brochure See next page for ordering instructions #12;How to Order Walk Across Texas! Marketing Materials from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Bookstore 1. Go to: http where you can order the Walk Across Texas! brochures, bookmark or mini poster FREE. 4. Then, search

  15. Brown pelican populations and pollutants in Texas 1975-1981

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    King, K.A.; Blankinship, D.R.; Payne, E.; Krynitsky, A.J.; Hensler, G.L.

    1985-01-01

    The population status, reproductive success, and levels of environmental contaminants in brown pelicans (P. occidentalis) in Texas were studied from 1975 through 1981. Breeding populations increased from 18 pairs in 1975 to 57 pairs in 1981. All unhatched eggs salvaged for analyses of contaminant residues contained DDT metabolites. Mean DDE levels varied from 0.9 to 2.4 ppm and about 7% of the samples had residues that approached critical levels that could affect reproductive success. DDE levels did not decline from 1975 to 1981 and residues leveled off at higher values than those in South Carolina and Louisiana pelican populations. PCB [polychlorinated biphenyl] residues also remained stable. Endrin was detected only in 1975.

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    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)

  17. California: San Francisco Bay

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    article title:  Northern California and San Francisco Bay     ... 17, 2000 (MISR) and August 25, 1997 (AirMISR) - Northern California and the San Francisco Bay. project:  MISR ... date:  Aug 17, 2000 Images:  California San Francisco Bay location:  United States ...

  18. Santa Cruz folio, California 

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    Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922.

    1909-01-01

    This paper describes the California Energy Commission’s (Commission) energy policies and programs that save energy and money for California’s manufacturing and food processing industries to help retain businesses in-state and reduce greenhouse gases...

  19. Fertilizers for Rice in Texas

    E-print Network

    Wyche, R. H. (Robert Henry)

    1941-01-01

    ARt)TTC! - ,%. r . , . - TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. R. CONNER, DIRECTOR, College Station, Texas BULLETIN NO. 602 JUNE 1941 FERTILIZER FOR RICE IN TEXAS R. H. WYCHE Division of Agonomy AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS... T. 0. WALTON, President [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] Fertilizer experiments with rice conducted on Lake Charles and Crowley clap soils at the Rice Experiment Station, Beaumont, Texas, from 1930 to 1940 show definitely that these soils...

  20. Gulf coastal plain evolution in West Louisiana: Heavy mineral provenance and Pleistocene alluvial chronology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mange, Maria A.; Otvos, Ervin G.

    2005-12-01

    High Resolution Heavy Mineral Analysis (HRHMA) of late Pleistocene terrace samples, their Tertiary source rocks, and modern river sediments provided an effective tool for reconstructing sediment provenance and mapping heavy mineral provinces in southwest Louisiana. Each province, linked to a discrete source region, represents Pleistocene fluvial channel belts within which depositional activity was controlled by periods of climate, sediment supply, and sea level changes. Four coastal heavy mineral provinces have been identified. The Northern Province (NP), drained by the lower reaches of the Sabine and Calcasieu Rivers underlies level mid- and late Pleistocene coastal terrace surfaces and is distinguished by high-grade metamorphic assemblages (kyanite, staurolite, sillimanite) and abundant zircon, probably of Ouachita Mts. derivation. Transporting eroded Cretaceous, Tertiary, and Pleistocene coastal plain deposits, the modern Calcasieu and Sabine River sands in west-central and southwest Louisiana and east Texas, display identical heavy mineral composition to that of the NP. Level Late Pleistocene coastal terrace areas in the east represent the Red River Province (RRP) with dominant epidote, tourmaline, garnet, and zircon. Its mineralogy is influenced significantly by Paleozoic-Mesozoic sedimentary units that frame the drainage basin upstream. Modern Red River sands differ in their spectra both from Red River Pleistocene coastal terrace and valley terrace deposits, interpreted by temporal fluctuations in sediment supply initiating a variable contribution of detritus from different sources. Tributaries that drain formations with high concentrations of high-grade metamorphic minerals also affected Red River valley Pleistocene terrace deposits in west-central Louisiana, enriching them in kyanite and staurolite. The Mississippi Province (MP) occupies the eastern-southeastern area of the low, flat, gently seaward-sloping Prairie coastal terrace. Whereas modern Mississippi alluvium is dominated by hornblende, pyroxenes, and epidote, as the result of post-depositional dissolution, pyroxenes are rare in the MP. The Mixed Suite Province (MSP) reflects MP, RRP, and to a lesser degree, NP signatures and forms the Prairie fluvial coastal plain surface closer to the Texas state line. Raw data of the principal heavy minerals were used for statistical analysis. Statistical parameters proved consistent with mineralogy-derived reconstruction of sediment provenance and provinciality of heavy mineral suites, thus providing an independent and objective support to data interpretation. Optical and thermal luminescence dating at other Gulf locations [Otvos, E.G. (2005). Numerical chronology of Pleistocene coastal plain and valley development; extensive aggradation during glacial low sea levels. Quaternary Internat., 135 91-113.] supports the pre-Sangamon ages of the Intermediate Pleistocene terraces in the NP area. Sangamon (135-116 ka), Eowisconsin (114-76 ka), and Wisconsin (74-36 ka) dates characterize the four provinces in the low, level northern Gulf Prairie coastal plain. Refuting earlier assumptions that coastal plain aggradation occurred only during marine highstand phases, thermal and optical luminescence dates indicated that, despite the low Eowisconsin and Wisconsin eustatic sea levels of several preglacial and glacial stages and substages, coastal plain alluviation, paradoxically, recurred between 106 and 35 ka BP. An interesting outcome of our heavy mineral study is the recognition and dating of a previously undocumented, rare ash-fall event that originated in Caribbean andesitic volcanoes. It was identified by the presence of a volcanogenic heavy mineral suite, composed of pristine euhedral clinopyroxene, sphene, zircon, apatite, and hexagonal biotite. Unaffected by fluvial reworking, this suite was recovered from a MP sample, dated ca. 86 ka BP.

  1. Corn Production in Texas

    E-print Network

    Collier, Jesse W. (Jesse Wilton); Rogers, John S. (John Sinclair)

    1952-01-01

    MENDATIONS BY SOIL -4REAS FOR CORN PRODIJCTION IN TEXAS -- Spacing. Fertilizer Bde-dress- Soil~improving inches in at planting ing of 1 row 1 time1 I nitrogen2 1 IefllmeS Planting dates Mar. 5-30 Plants per acre Soil areas East Texas Timber Country... (Irrigated) Apr. 10- May 1 'Shown as pounds per acre of nitrogen (N), phosphoric acid (P20;,) and potash (K-0), respectively. 'Shown as po1111ds pel- acre of 1iitroge11 (N). I DIGEST 1 Corn is one of the more important grain crops grown in I Texas...

  2. Corn Hybrids for Texas

    E-print Network

    Bockholt, A. J.; Collier, J. W.

    1960-01-01

    stream_source_info Bull0968.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 29256 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name Bull0968.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 NOVEMBER 196 Corn C Hybrids... . . k3;;.:- " for Texas LIBRARY W~MENTS DIVISIOI( A & M COLLEGE OF TD(&# STATION, TUAS SUMMARY 1 Corn hybrids were planted on 85 percent of the Texas corn acreage in 1959. Most of this ac was devoted to hybrids developed and released by the Texas...

  3. Corn Hybrids for Texas

    E-print Network

    Rogers, J. S.; McAfee, T. E.

    1954-01-01

    stream_source_info Bull0776.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 44481 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name Bull0776.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Corn Hybrids for Terns ST....Tanpk 2ODetiion 25.Wllothe TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. D. LEWIS. DIRECTOR, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS DIGEST The Texas corn acreage planted to hybrids increased from less than 1 percent of the total acrea.1 in 1941 to 74.5 percent in 1953...

  4. Low prevalence of Chagas parasite infection in a nonhuman primate colony in Louisiana.

    PubMed

    Dorn, Patricia L; Daigle, Megan E; Combe, Crescent L; Tate, Ashley H; Stevens, Lori; Phillippi-Falkenstein, Kathrine M

    2012-07-01

    Chagas disease, an important cause of heart disease in Latin America, is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which typically is transmitted to humans by triatomine insects. Although autochthonous transmission of the Chagas parasite to humans is rare in the United States, triatomines are common, and more than 20 species of mammals are infected with the Chagas parasite in the southern United States. Chagas disease has also been detected in colonies of nonhuman primates (NHP) in Georgia and Texas, and heart abnormalities consistent with Chagas disease have occurred at our NHP center in Louisiana. To determine the level of T. cruzi infection, we serologically tested 2157 of the approximately 4200 NHP at the center; 34 of 2157 primates (1.6%) tested positive. Presence of the T. cruzi parasite was confirmed by hemoculture in 4 NHP and PCR of the cultured parasites. These results strongly suggest local transmission of T. cruzi, because most of the infected NHP were born and raised at this site. All 3 species of NHP tested yielded infected animals, with significantly higher infection prevalence in pig-tailed macaques, suggesting possible exploration of this species as a model organism. The local T. cruzi strain isolated during this study would enhance such investigations. The NHP at this center are bred for use in scientific research, and the effects of the Chagas parasite on infected primates could confuse the interpretation of other studies. PMID:23043809

  5. Wave damping across the Louisiana shelf

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Engelstad, A.; Janssen, T. T.; van Vledder, G.; Herbers, T. H.; Elgar, S.; Raubenheimer, B.

    2010-12-01

    Ocean surface gravity waves are attenuated as they propagate across muddy regions of continental shelves and coastal areas. However, the details of the wave-mud interaction process are not understood well, and thus it is unclear how these effects can best be represented in operational wave and circulation models. To improve our understanding of the effect of a muddy seafloor on wave dynamics, and to assess our ability to represent these effects in a conventional third-generation wave model, we have analyzed a new data set collected on the muddy Louisiana coast in the spring of 2008. Waves were observed for two months at 32 locations along a 25 km transect between 13- and 2-m water depth for a wide range of wind and wave conditions. Of these sensors, two arrays aligned perpendicular to the coast will be of particular interest. To investigate the effects of mud on the nearshore wave energy balance, the SWAN wave model is used to hindcast the observational period, using a standard JONSWAP bottom friction term for wave-bottom interaction. Wind fields are taken from observations (4km offshore), including corrections to account for surface roughness transitions near the land-ocean interface. We will compare observations and model predictions of significant wave heights, energy flux, and wave spectra for the entire period that observations are available, in conditions ranging from swell to shallow-water fetch-limited wave growth. This research is supported by the Office of Naval Research and a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship.

  6. California's electricity crisis

    E-print Network

    Joskow, Paul L.

    2001-01-01

    The collapse of California's electricity restructuring and competition program has attracted attention around the world. Prices in California's competitive wholesale electricity market increased by 500% between the second ...

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  8. The Texas woman hunter 

    E-print Network

    Steen, Sara Jane

    1995-01-01

    specific variables to Texas-male hunters. A survey questionnaire was mailed to 2,200 female hunting license purchasers to determine initiation patterns, motivations and constraints. Analysis of variance tests showed significant (P = 0.0001) differences...

  9. NARSTO Texas Final Report

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2013-03-06

    Final Report for the Texas PM2.5 Sampling and Analysis Study (March 11, 1997, through March 12, 1998) ... files: Section 1: Introduction and Section 2: Sampling Network (PDF) Section 3: Data Base Structure (PDF) ...

  10. Cogeneration in Texas 

    E-print Network

    Halicki, T.

    1981-01-01

    As a result of suggestions made at the 1979 Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) sponsored cogeneration conference, the Commission convened the 1980 Cogeneration Task Force. The Task Force was charged by a Commission Resolution with assisting...

  11. Fort Bliss, Texas 

    E-print Network

    W. H. Horne Co.

    2011-09-05

    This report has been prepared for the United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (CERL) located at Champaign, IL. The report describes the work performed by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) of Texas A&M University System...

  12. TEXAS TIMBER PRICE TRENDS

    E-print Network

    and encourage conservation of the timber resource. Market information is particularly important to nonindustrial national and Texas economy allowed the housing market and building and construction activities to maintain

  13. Driver Authorization and Driving History Form Louisiana Tech University

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Driver Authorization and Driving History Form Louisiana Tech University Name document. The driver must sign both this form and the attached DA 2054. I understand that use of my re-take the driver safety course every three years unless I receive a ticket or have any other

  14. Updated 6/9/2015 Louisiana Driver's License

    E-print Network

    Updated 6/9/2015 Louisiana Driver's License http://omv.dps.state.la.us/ or www on your status to be issued a driver's license, as indicated by the end date on your I-20, DS-2019 obtain a driver's license renewal until their OPT has been approved and the EAD card is received. F-1

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. 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...

  17. Relationship between sugarcane rust severity and soil properties in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This study was conducted to determine the extent of temporal and spatial variability of sugarcane rust (Puccinia melanocephala) present in commercially cultivated sugarcane (interspecific hybrids of Saccharum spp., cv ‘LCP 85-384’) grown in South Louisiana. Sugarcane fields at two locations in Ghee...

  18. Sugarcane yield response to soybean double-cropping in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The interruption of continuous sugarcane plantings with a soybean (Glycine max) crop during the spring/summer fallow period between sugarcane plantings represents an economical opportunity for sugarcane growers in Louisiana. The objective of the experiment was to determine if soybeans grown in the u...

  19. 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...

  20. Sediment metabolism on the Louisiana continental shelf - Eldridge

    EPA Science Inventory

    Rates of aerobic and anaerobic sediment metabolism were measured on the Louisiana Continental Shelf during 5 cruises in 2006 and 2007. On each cruise, 3-4 stations were occupied in regions of the shelf that experience summer bottom-water hypoxia. Net DIC, O2, N2, and nutrient f...

  1. 76 FR 20034 - Louisiana All Snax, Inc.; Dismissal of Proceeding

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-11

    ... (quoting David L. Wood, M.D., 72 FR 54936, 54937 (2007) (quoting Ronald J. Riegel, D.V.M., 63 FR 67132... moot. See, e.g., Riegel, 63 FR at 67133. Order Pursuant to the authority vested in me by 21 U.S.C. 823... Enforcement Administration Louisiana All Snax, Inc.; Dismissal of Proceeding On January 21, 2010, the...

  2. We can! Louisiana: adapting the dietary guidelines for all Americans

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) was culturally tailored in order to increase adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), as the vehicle for preventing childhood overweight and obesity in Louisiana families. We Can! Loui...

  3. Description The Louisiana Black Bear is one of

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    Description The Louisiana Black Bear is one of 16 currently recognized subspecies of American Black Bear. This subspecies is a large, bulky mammal with long black hair and a short, well-haired tail bear skulls, when contrasted with other black bear skulls, are relatively long, narrow, and flat

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

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    Gray, Matthew

    Basin (UARB) g Habitat loss 1 of 16 subspecies1 Historic range included TX, AR, LA, and MS1 Current Habitat loss Bottomland Background on Louisiana Black Bears Bottomland Hardwoods reduced by >80% by 1980) Collected hair during the summer of 1999 Estimated 41 (± 6) bears Lowe (2011)Lowe (2011) Collected hair

  5. Evaluation of aphid resistance among sugarcane cultivars in Louisiana

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Sugarcane, interspecific hybrids of Saccharum spp., in Louisiana is colonized by two aphid species, the sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner), and the yellow sugarcane aphid, Sipha flava (Forbes). Five sugarcane cultivars, LCP 85-384, HoCP 91-555, Ho 95-988, HoCP 96-540, and L 97-128, rep...

  6. Louisiana State University System 3810 West Lakeshore Drive

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    VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA of the President 225/578-2111 fax 225/578-5524 Louisiana State University & Agricultural and Mechanical College LSU or physical disability, or veteran's status. The University supports affirmative action and equal opportunity

  7. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Play Therapy Clinic

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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Play Therapy Clinic 1900 Gravier Street Room 8C1, low grades, behavior problems/detention, fight with friend, friend moved, etc: Physical changes III. Assessment of Changes in Child: (identify 2 target behaviors of concern). Please be mindful

  8. 77 FR 58903 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048

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    2012-09-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 5. SUMMARY.... (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate...

  9. 77 FR 58903 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048

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    2012-09-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 6. SUMMARY... Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for...

  10. 77 FR 55889 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048

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    2012-09-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. SUMMARY... 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE...

  11. 77 FR 56250 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048

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    2012-09-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 2. SUMMARY... 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE...

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

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    Davis, D.W. )

    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.

  13. Divergent Twins: Isleno and Brule Spanish in Louisiana.

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    Holloway, Charles

    1997-01-01

    Brule and Isleno dialects of Spanish came to Louisiana from the Canary Islands simultaneously in the 18th century but have remained relatively isolated from each other and face extinction. Although they show common evidence of their origin, each has distinctive lexical, phonological, and syntactic features, some from contact with Acadian French or…

  14. 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...

  15. Study of Education Issues in Nine Louisiana School Districts.

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    Louisiana State Legislative Auditor, Baton Rouge.

    This report provides an overview of education in Louisiana. The study on which the report is based on detailed examinations of financial and statistical data in nine individual school districts, covering the years 1996 to 1999. The study found that some key financial data were inaccurate and, in some cases, not even available. It examined the cost…

  16. 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...

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

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    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...

  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. 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 ADULT HEALTH PRECEPTOR ORIENTATION HANDBOOK Original: July 14, 2008 Center Masters of Nursing LSUHSC School of Nursing 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Phone: 504

  20. 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 and Resources Ensure the Growth of the Nurse Managed Clinic Increase Faculty Practice Intensify the Generation

  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 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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 DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE PRECEPTOR HANDBOOK Approved Academic Graduate Council: 9/02/13 Approved Administrative Sciences Center- New Orleans Doctor of Nursing Practice LSUHSC School of Nursing 1900 Gravier Street New

  5. 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 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

  6. Evaluation of potential geopressure geothermal test sites in southern Louisiana

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    Bassiouni, Z.

    1980-04-01

    Six geopressured-geothermal prospects in southern Louisiana were studied in detail to assess their potential use as test sites for the production of geopressure-geothermal energy. Each of the six sites contains substantial quantities of energy. Three of these prospects, Grand Lake, Lake Theriot, and Bayou Hebert, appear to be suitable for a test site. A summary of the findings is presented.

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  9. 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…

  10. LOUISIANA COASTAL AREA (LCA) BARATARIA BASIN BARRIER SHORELINE RESTORATION (BBBS)

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Island would restore the natural hydrologic function of the systems. The barrier islands influenceLOUISIANA COASTAL AREA (LCA) BARATARIA BASIN BARRIER SHORELINE RESTORATION (BBBS) JEFFERSON Development Act of 2007, P.L. 110-114, Section 7006(c)(1)(C) authorizes the Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline

  11. Preserving LaCHIP: Maintaining the Gains for Louisiana's Children

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    Buratto, Nancy

    2004-01-01

    The lack of affordable, quality health care coverage is a major issue in America today and the state of Louisiana continues to have one of the highest rates of uninsured citizens in the nation. The plight of the uninsured is nationally significant and finding solutions challenges all levels of government. One successful solution in recent years…

  12. NASA, Remote Sensing and Archaeology: An Example from Southeast Louisiana

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    Giardino, Marco J.

    2010-01-01

    NASA Stennis Space Center, located in Mississippi, USA, undertook an archaeological survey of the southeastern Louisiana marshes beginning in 2003. Progress on this activity was severely hampered by the 2005 hurricane season when both Katrina and Rita devastated the study area. In 2008, the NASA team reinitiated the analysis of the project data and that work continues today. The project was conducted initially in partnership with the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers New Orleans District and Tulane University. NASA and its partners utilized a wide variety of satellite and airborne remote sensing instruments combined with field verification surveys to identify prehistoric archeological sites in the Southeastern Louisiana delta, both known and still undiscovered. The main approach was to carefully map known sites and use the spectral characteristics of these sites to locate high probability targets elsewhere in the region. The archaeological activities were conducted in support of Coast 2050 whose stated goals is to sustain and restore a coastal ecosystem that supports and protects the environment, economy and culture of southern Louisiana. As the Coast 2050 report states: [T]he rate of coastal land loss in Louisiana has reached catastrophic proportions. Within the last 50 years, land loss rates have exceeded 40 square miles per year, and in the 1990's the rate has been estimated to be between 25 and 35 square miles each year. This loss represents 80% of the coastal wetland loss in the entire continental United States.

  13. Louisiana Opens Novel Marketplace of K-12 Courses

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    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…

  14. 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...

  15. Occupational Projections of Rural Louisiana Youth: A Historical Comparison.

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    Ohlendorf, George W.; Smith, Kevin B.

    The paper examined changes in occupational projections among rural Louisiana high school youths between 1968 and 1972. The research design obtained a representative sample of these youths through a proportionate, stratified, random cluster sampling technique. The 1968 procedures were: (1) the State was stratified into 4 geographical areas which…

  16. Part II: Dealing with Plant Stress in Louisiana Sugarcane Production

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    Sugarcane can encounter several grower-induced stresses during the later part of the growing season. The purpose of this article is to transfer research findings in the areas of cultivation, planting practices, and ripener usage in an effort to communicate how Louisiana sugarcane producers can more...

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

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    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…

  18. College of Education Louisiana Tech University Dynamics of Domestic and

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Violence Certificate Program via the University Graduate School. 2. Students are required to registerCollege of Education Louisiana Tech University Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence (DDVI) Certificate Plan of Study Name: CWID #: Mailing Address: Telephone Number(s): Date

  19. The Louisiana Slide Library; A Humanities Program. Bulletin 1755.

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    Louisiana Council for Music and Performing Arts, New Orleans.

    The Louisiana Slide Library is an extensive collection of slides, lectures, and tapes designed for use in the arts, the humanities, social and ethnic studies, languages, home economics, careers, crafts, and special education. This bibliography lists these slide sets and indicates the grade level intended for each set and the number of slides in…

  20. A COMPARISON OF THREE FLOODING REGIMES, ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, LOUISIANA

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    Three backwater areas in the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, are compared. The three areas studied are Fordoche and Buffalo Cove, within the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway and subject to annual flooding by the Atchafalaya River, and Pat Bay which is located outside the floodway and in ...

  1. Phytoplankton community composition in nearshore coastal waters of Louisiana

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    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...

  2. 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...

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

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    LSU Agricultural Center England Air ParkEngland Air Park--January 18, 2005January 18, 2005 Louisiana ForestThe increased value at each stage of a manufacturing assembly processassembly process Those activities or steps through a process; theseproduct or service as it goes through a process; these are the activities or steps

  4. Microbial Communities in Sediments across the Louisiana Continental Shelf

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    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...

  5. Recommendations for Amylase Application in the 2008 Louisiana Grinding Season

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Unfortunately, the application of amylase (an enzyme) to break down long chains of unwanted starch in U.S. sugarcane factories is still not optimized because of misinformation about which enzyme to use, and how to add the enzyme. Two large factory trials were conducted at a Louisiana factory to opti...

  6. Stratification Prediction and Bottom Boundary Layer Dynamics over the Texas-Louisiana Continental Shelf 

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    Zhang, Wenxia

    2015-03-02

    characterized by theory. This thin layer is an important source of mixing over the continental shelf, and it plays a fundamental role in several continental shelf physical and biogeochemical processes, such as buoyancy advection, bottom material transport...

  7. The Role of Particulate Matter in the Development of Hypoxia on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf 

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    Cochran, Emma Mary

    2013-07-31

    to the seafloor as it mixes with seawater, which happens mostly in the lower the river (Meade, 1972). Some of the finest particles remain mixed in the ?freshwater? plume that spreads out on the surface (Son et al., 2012). As the plume water mixes with seawater... logarithmic scale. ................................................................................................................. 64 Figure 6. Eleven-year average (1997-2007) of % PAR reaching the seafloor as calculated by Schaeffer et al. (2011) for (A...

  8. A network for continuous monitoring of water quality in the Sabine River basin, Texas and Louisiana

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    Blakey, J.F.; Skinner, P.W.

    1973-01-01

    Level I operations at a proposed site would monitor current and potential problems, water-quality changes in subreaches of streams, and water-quality trends in time and place. Level II operations would monitor current or potential problems only. An optimum system would require Level I operations at all nine stations. A minimum system would require Level II operations at most of the stations.

  9. Virulence and biotype analyses of Hessian Fly (Mayetiola destructor) populations from Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Hessian fly is a major pest of wheat, and is controlled mainly through deploying fly-resistant wheat cultivars. Changes in Hessian fly populations in the field may quickly overcome fly-resistance of wheat cultivars within a few years, thus continuous monitoring dynamics of Hessian fly populatio...

  10. Phase IV Proposed Early Restoration Projects Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    of Agriculture PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS The proposed Shell Belt and Coden Belt Roads Living Shoreline and Point aux and Coden Belt Road Living Shoreline project would enhance the growth of planted native marsh vegetation fishes. ESTIMATED COSTS: Shell Belt and Coden Belt Roads Living Shoreline: $8,050,000 Point aux Pins

  11. Phase IV Proposed Early Restoration Project Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    beds that were injured by response activities in the Naval Live Oaks area of GUIS in Santa Rosa Sound, Santa Rosa County, Florida. An initial survey would be conducted in the Naval Live Oaks area to identify National Park Service 341 Greeno Road North, Suite A Fairhope, AL 36532 Office Phone: 251-517-8014 amy

  12. Sulfur geochemistry of thermogenic gas hydrate and associated sediment from the Texas-Louisiana continental slope 

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    Gledhill, Dwight Kuehl

    2001-01-01

    Thermogenic gas hydrate and associated sediment were recovered from the northern Gulf of Mexico east of the Mississippi Canyon to investigate the interactions between gas hydrate and sedimentary sulfides. Sediment solid phase analyses included...

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

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    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.

  14. Phase IV Proposed Early Restoration Project Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    is elevated. The project also involves constructing a new park entrance sign and two traffic-calming medians, Mississippi. It serves as the primary access to the William M. Colmer Visitor Center. Traffic on Park Road has as walking, jogging, bicycling, and motor vehicle traffic routes. Simultaneous use of the roads by all user

  15. Organic composition of fogwater in the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast corridor

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    Raja, Suresh; Raghunathan, Ravikrishna; Kommalapati, Raghava R.; Shen, Xinhua; Collett, Jeffrey L.; Valsaraj, Kalliat T.

    Fogwater and air samples were collected in Baton Rouge between November 2004-February 2005 and during February 2006 at Houston. Organic compounds present in the fog samples were detected, quantified and then grouped into different compound classes based on molecular size, solubility and polarity using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection and ion chromatography. Organic compounds were grouped as n-alkanes, aromatics and polycyclic aromatics, carbonyls, alcohols, amides and esters. Organic compounds in fog and air samples in Houston indicated clear urban/industrial anthropogenic origin, while compounds detected in Baton Rouge fog and air samples showed a mix of both agricultural and urban/industrial anthropogenic inputs. Among the various polycyclic aromatic compounds detected, the total concentration of naphthalene and its derivatives was 2.8 ?g m -3 in Houston and 0.08 ?g m -3 in Baton Rouge air. Analysis of concentrations of organic compounds pre- and post- fog revealed that compounds with low vapor pressure had higher scavenging efficiency in fog sampled at the two locations. Concentrations of organic compounds in fog samples were higher than those predicted by conventional air-water Henry's law equilibrium. Observed higher concentrations in the aqueous phase were modeled accounting for surface adsorption and accumulation of gas phase species and the presence of humic-like substances in fogwater.

  16. Dynamics of marine pelagic bacterial communities on the Texas-Louisiana shelf 

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    Anitsakis, Erin Colleen

    2009-05-15

    , and Cytophaga/Flavobacterium/Bacteroides. Through validation studies of 5-Bromodeoxyuridine field sampling, this study indicates the power of BrdU incorporation and ARISA analysis to study a dynamic environmental system and explore the factors that determine...

  17. Phytoplankton distributions across the Texas-Louisiana shelf in relation to coastal physical processes 

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    Neuhard, Carrie Ann

    1994-01-01

    using a Sea-Bird 911plus CTD and analyzed for pigments using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Accessory pigments were used to infer phytoplankton classes present. High chlorophyll concentrations (up to 7475 ng 1-1) were found on the inner...

  18. Wind- and Buoyancy-modulated Along-shore Circulation over the Texas-Louisiana Shelf 

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    Zhang, Zhaoru

    2013-07-22

    , and (g?i) xii along-shore surface current from the TABS buoys for the year (left) 2006, (middle) 2009, and (right) 10-year average show that there is significant seasonal and interannual variability in the convergence locations for currents...- and westward along the coast during fall and winter. Such wind shift pattern creates a line where the along-shore winds converge. This convergence feature will be discussed in Chapter II. The seasonal wind has interannual variability in terms of dominance...

  19. Abundance of the Louisiana Black Bear in the Tensas River Basin, Louisiana

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    Gray, Matthew

    · Historic range - East Texas to Southern Mississippi Background/Justification · Extensive loss of access #12;Field Techniques 209 Hair Collection Sites 40cm to 50cm high ~ 2.5m per side Field Techniques Hair Collection Sites brush cleared wire kept tight Field Techniques Hair Collection Sites ·baited

  20. El Paso, Texas

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    2011-09-05

    OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY AND URBAN FORM BASED ON INDICATOR COMPARISONS USING SUSTAINLANE SUSTAINABLE CITY RANKINGS A Thesis by BO AH KIM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... SUSTAINABLE CITY RANKINGS A Thesis by BO AH KIM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Michael...

  1. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLISHED AT BERKELEY , CALIFORNIA

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    · Number 9 GENERAL CATALOGUE #1936,037* UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES For sale by the STUDENTS of Business Administration. The Schedule of Classes, University of California at Los Angeles : containing . ENTERED JULY 1, 1911, AT THE POST OFFICE AT BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA , AS SECOND -CLASS MATTER , UNDER THE ACT

  2. VERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLISHED AT BERKELEY , CALIFORNIA

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    , 1937 - Number 9 GENERAL CATALOGUE · 1937-36 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES For sale of Business Administration. The Schedule of Classes , University of California at Los Angeles: containing, 1911, AT THE POST OFFICE AT BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA , AS SECOND -CLASS MATTER , UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS

  3. Texas Toll Road Primer Final Report

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    Texas Toll Road Primer Final Report PRC 14-3 F #12;Texas Toll Road Primer Texas A&M Transportation......................................................................... 27 Texas Toll Road Profiles................................................................................................ 30 Facility Development Cost and Financing Structure

  4. Come and Walk Across Texas! with us. The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Education Agency are

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    Come and Walk Across Texas! with us. The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Education Agency are partnering to Walk Across Texas! Walk Across Texas! is a great way to promote physical for people who work at all levels of Texas' school systems. Senate Bill 891 requires all public school

  5. Qualifying Work Activities in Louisiana: A Recruiter's Guide To Documenting Eligibility for Migrant Education. Louisiana Migrant Education Program.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.

    This manual was written as a guide for state migrant education recruiters who need to be familiar with the nature of seasonal and temporary work performed by Louisiana's migrating agricultural workers and fishing industry laborers. It is intended to teach recruiters about the agricultural and fishing activities necessary for raising and harvesting…

  6. 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.

  7. CALIFORNIA OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL

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    CALIFORNIA OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL Staff Recommendation October 25th , 2007 CALIFORNIA SEAFLOOR of the California Seafloor Mapping Program, involving data acquisition for nearshore and offshore substrate) to take actions needed to provide up to $15,000,000 for the planning or implementation of the California

  8. California Coast Seafloor

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    Photograph showing the seafloor off the California coast. This photograph supports the California Seafloor Mapping Program (CSMP), which was initiated in 2007 by the California Ocean Protection Council. Data collected during this project reveal the seafloor offshore of the California coast in unprec...

  9. Ornamentals for Southwest Texas

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    Mortensen, Ernest

    1947-01-01

    . Augustine grass. Herbaceous flowers grown fro111 seed th orntnended for general planting: 1, and beard- especially rec- Spring filar1 t irrg: (February-March) petunia, coxcomb, zinnia, balsam, clirysantllemum (plants) , cosmos, California poppy. four...

  10. Fertilizers for Rice in Texas

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    Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner); Wyche, R. H. (Robert Henry)

    1929-01-01

    AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION 1 BULLETIN NO. 398 , DIVISION OF AGRONOMY FERTILIZERS FOR RICE IN TEXAS GRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. \\\\TALTON, President STATION DMINISTRATION: A. B. CONNER, M. S.. Director R. E. KARPER. M. S...,,nn-n+;,n "4th thm Cphnnl nf Aon~l~lt~lrp Experiments with fertilizers on rice at Substation No. 4, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Beaumont, Texas, show that the soils responded to nitrogen and phosphoric acid, but nitrogen was needed more than...

  11. Varieties of Rice for Texas

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    Wyche, R. H. (Robert Henry); Beachell, H. M. (Henry Monroe)

    1933-01-01

    STATION &- A. R. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS JLLETI NOVEMBER, 1933 IN COOPERATION WITH THE DIVISION OF CEREAL CROPS AND DISEASES, BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE , ARIETIES OF RICE FOR TEXAS..., School of Veterinary Medicine. ?As of November 1, 1933 **In cooperation with U. S. Department of Agriculture. $In cooperation with Texas Extension Service. Rice is an important crop in the humid part of the Gulf Coast Prairie of Texas. The average...

  12. Texas Almanac, 2002-2003.

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    Ramos, Mary G., Ed.

    The 61st edition of the "Texas Almanac" has a reputation as the definitive source for Texas information since 1857. It contains details of the Census 2000 official population count, including statewide, county and town counts, plus an analysis of the numbers by experts at Texas's State Data Center. It includes information about politics,…

  13. Texas Transportation Poll Final report

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    Texas Transportation Poll Final report PRC 14-16-F #12;2 Texas Transportation Poll Texas A&M Transportation Institute PRC 14-16-F September 2014 Authors Chris Simek Tina Geiselbrecht #12;3 Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................... 8 Transportation Funding

  14. Transforming Developmental Education in Texas

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    Journal of Developmental Education, 2014

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, with support from the Texas Legislature, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has funded various developmental education initiatives, including research and evaluation efforts, to help Texas public institutions of higher education provide more effective programs and services to underprepared students. Based on evaluation…

  15. Texas Stream Team: Ambassadors for Texas water quality 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2010-01-01

    | pg. 24 An African proverb says it takes a village to raise a child. However, the Texas Stream Team would say it takes a group of citizens to monitor Texas waters. The Texas Stream Team, formerly Texas Watch, is based at Texas State University...,000 vol- unteers are trained to collect water samples according to a water quality plan approved by TCEQ and EPA. The moni- tors make field observations and analyze the samples for dissolved oxygen, pH, specific conductance, Secchi depth...

  16. 75 FR 52924 - Designation for the Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; State of Louisiana; State of North Carolina; Belmond...

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    2010-08-30

    ...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....

  17. 75 FR 16068 - Opportunity for Designation in the Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; State of Louisiana; State of North...

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    2010-03-31

    ...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....

  18. 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)...

  19. Somewhere in Texas 

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    Unknown

    2011-09-05

    VOLUME 21, NUMBER 1 JANUARY 1980 X-shell-hole production, multiple-hole production, charge transfer, and antisymmetry J. F. Reading and A. L. Ford Cyclotron Institute and Physics Department, Texas AckM University, College Station, Texas 77843... (Received 26 January 1978; revised manuscript received 23 June 1978) In calculating K-shell-hole production when an ion collides with an atom, account must be taken of the fact that processes involving electrons other than the K-shell electron can occur...

  20. Flax Production in Texas

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    Atkins, I. M.; Reyes, Lucas; Merkle, Owen G.

    1960-01-01

    of flax are recorded in Texas as early but commercial flax growing started in 1938. Favorab:e Land. . F;uuI=ua. i eding N ...... 4 :te of Se ...... 5 ne of Se ............... 1 rtilizers . L .............. ....................... ~ed Cor j njury... increased to 80,000 acres. I a All Texas flax is fall sown, the commercial acreage at pras being concentrated in an eight-county area of South Texasronif roughly from Corpus Christi northward to San Antonio. Calif: ercmt winter-type varieties can...

  1. Horse Pastures For Texas

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    Dorsett, Donald J.; Householder, D. Douglas

    1986-01-01

    plant for high quality grazing or hay. Annual Cool-Season Forages A wide variety of annual , cool-season forages are grown in Texas. These are wheat , oats, barley, cereal rye, triticale and rye grass. All of these annual varieties require seeding... soils Loams to clays. West Texas and to the High Plains COOL?SEASON ANNUAL FORAGES Barley Oats Rye Wheat Triticale Ryegrass Wide soil adaptation Sandy loams to clays . Does well on wet soils LEGUMES Inoculate all legume seed before planting...

  2. PACE in Texas 101 

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    Stone,R.

    2014-01-01

    Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 PACE solves a variety of problems Reason for not spending on energy efficiency • Lack of capital • Banks won’t lend • Takes too long to receive ROI • Lose money if property sold before ROI realized How PACE fixes... Policy Coordinator, SPEER ESL-KT-14-11-35 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 What is SPEER • Member-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization • The Newest Regional Energy Efficiency Organization (REEO) • Founded...

  3. Texas Electricity Update 

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    Lloyd, B.

    2012-01-01

    Update CATEE 2012 Galveston, Texas Brian Lloyd Executive Director Public Utility Commission of Texas October 10, 2012 1 2 Drought Summary May Reserve Margin Report 3 Demand Growth by Region 4 105? Normal Weather ? 66,195 MW 102? 102...? 111? 106? 103? 102? 106? 102? 101? 97? 102? Aug. 3, 2011 ? 68,379 MW Jun. 27, 2012 ? 66,583 MW Aug. 3, 2012 ? 65,000 MW 99? 101? 101? 97? 105? 111? 102? Impacts of Weather on Peak Demand ERCOT Average Energy Prices 9 Market...

  4. Champions of Texas Water 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01

    concerted statewide effort on water conservation is needed. ?It is very important that this state realizes the current and ever-increasing scarcity and, therefore, the greater value of our water supply and develops ways to use water more efficiently... stream_source_info Champions of Texas water.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 12250 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name Champions of Texas water.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 tx...

  5. Remote sensing studies and morphotectonic investigations in an arid rift setting, Baja California, Mexico 

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    El-Sobky, Hesham Farouk

    2009-05-15

    -1 REMOTE SENSING STUDIES AND MORPHOTECTONIC INVESTIGATIONS IN AN ARID RIFT SETTING, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO A Dissertation by HESHAM FAROUK EL-SOBKY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2007 Major Subject: Geology REMOTE SENSING STUDIES AND MORPHOTECTONIC INVESTIGATIONS IN AN ARID RIFT SETTING, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO A Dissertation by HESHAM FAROUK EL...

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

  8. French influence on the development of medicine in Louisiana.

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    Duffy, J

    1990-01-01

    The paper presents a brief survey of the state of medicine in the 18th century with an emphasis upon developments in France. In the early nineteenth century the emergence of the Paris Clinical School made France pre-eminent in medicine. Its leaders emphasized localism, correlated symptoms with postmortem reports, and introduced clinical statistics. They also introduced the stethoscope and the techniques of auscultation and palpation and were the first to recognize that excessive bloodletting, purging and other depletory measures were harmful. The French population in Louisiana continued to look to France for educational and intellectual leadership well into the nineteenth century, and the findings of the Paris Clinical School had an immediate impact upon Louisiana medicine, leading to a clash between the French-speaking physicians who emphasized moderation and good nursing and the English-speaking practitioners who believed in drastic intervention. PMID:2204447

  9. 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.

  10. Reconnaissance of Macondo-1 well oil in sediment and tarballs from the northern Gulf of Mexico shoreline, Texas to Florida

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    Rosenbauer, Robert J.; Campbell, Pamela L.; Lam, Angela; Lorenson, T.D.; Hostettler, Frances D.; Thomas, Burt; Wong, Florence L.

    2010-01-01

    Hydrocarbons were extracted and analyzed from sediment and tarballs collected from the northern Gulf of Mexico (nGOM) coast that is potentially impacted by Macondo-1 (M-1) well oil. The samples were analyzed for a suite of diagnostic geochemical biomarkers. Aided by multivariate statistical analysis, the M-1 well oil has been identified in sediment and tarballs collected from Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. None of the sediment hydrocarbon extracts from Texas correlated with the M-1 well oil. Oil-impacted sediments are confined to the shoreline adjacent to the cumulative oil slick of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and no impact was observed outside of this area.

  11. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara

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    Madhow, Upamanyu

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara Cross-Layer Design for Efficient Wireless Medium Access 2005 Doctor of Philosopy (expected) Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara, California 2000 Master of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California

  12. Essays on the California Drought

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    Luoma, Samuel N.

    2014-01-01

    JUNE 2014 Essays on the California Drought Samuel N. Luoma*1 University of California Drought Summit, California Statedrought, human and ecological demands for water are not aligned with supplies in California.

  13. Local sea level change and future of Louisiana coast

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    Nummedal, D.

    1983-09-01

    The relative elevation of sea and land has been changing through time in response to two fundamentally different groups of factors. Global factors include changes in the volume of the ocean basins owing to tectonic processes and changes in the total amount of ocean water due to glaciation. Local factors include subsidence of continental margins and compaction of recent sediments. Over this century, global sea level (eustatic) appears to have been rising at a rate of 1.2 mm per year. Along the south-central Louisiana coast the land surface appears to be sinking at a rate of about 8 mm per year. Recent global climatic modeling suggests strongly that we are about to enter a period of rapidly accelerating warming due to increased amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As a consequence, eustatic sea level rise is predicted to accelerate because of both steric expansion of the ocean water and continued melting of polar ice caps. For the next 40 years the eustatic sea level rise may average 10 mm per year. The local relative sea level in coastal Louisiana would therefore rise at about twice its present rate over this time period. The numbers presented above are average value for the Louisiana coastal plain. Local variability in subsidence rate appear to be related to the thickness of Holocene sediments. The highest rates of subsidence are found in the modern Mississippi (birdfoot) delta and in coastal Terrebonne Parish above the late Pleistocene Mississippi trench; in both areas the Holocene section is in excess of 200 m (650 ft) thick. The high rate of local sea level rise along the Louisiana coast makes it imperative that plans for coastal development and protection consider the long-term consequences of sea level change.

  14. 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.

  15. Texas AgrAbility Project 

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    Smith, David

    2005-08-16

    parte del Proyecto de Ley para Fincas de 1990. de Texas AgrAbility Producido por AgriLife Communications, El Sistema Texas A&M Las publicaciones de Texas AgriLife Extension Service se pueden encontrar en Internet en: http://AgriLifebookstore.org Los... Agricultura y Econom?a del Hogar, Leyes del Congreso del 8 de mayo de 1914 con sus reformas y del 30 de junio de 1914 junto con el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos, Edward G. Smith, Director, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Sistema Texas A&M. ...

  16. Strawberry Varieties in Southwest Texas

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    Mortensen, Ernest

    1937-01-01

    STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS BULLETIN NO. 556 OCTOBER, 1937 DIVISION OF HORTICULTURE LIBRARY L@jnullurnl 8 M~~hari~~ cjjGg3 jf Texas calle~fl StaFog, ~e~~, Strawberry Varieties in Southwest Texas... AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. WALTON, President Strawberry production in Southwest Texas amounts to almost a third of the state total. This crop is produced under irrigation, and plants are reset each fall from which the crop...

  17. 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).

  18. Subsurface geology of Louisiana hazardous waste landfills: A case study

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    Hanor, J. S.

    1995-09-01

    Many hazardous waste sites in the south Louisiana Gulf Coast have been emplaced in sediments of Plio-Pleistocene to Recent age. Because of the fining upward nature of these regressive-transgressive fluvial-deltaic sequences and the purported confining capabilities of the shallow clay layers within them, this area would seem to be ideal for the location of surface waste landfills. However, detailed geologic mapping at a site in southeastern Louisiana documents how the three-dimensional distribution of sediment types and early diagenetic features, both of which were ultimately controlled by depositional history, can increase effective vertical permeability of finegrained sequences. Many bodies of sand that appear to be isolated in standard geotechnical cross sections can be shown to be part of spatially complex three-dimensional distributary networks, with fine-grained sediments representing overbank and backswamp deposits. Some clay layers are actually a composite of thinner clay beds, each subjected to subaerial exposure and the development of secondary porosity related to soil formation. There has been documented leakage of wastes down through the clays, and a recent study indicates that the effective vertical hydraulic conductivity of the clay layers exceeds 10-5 cm s-1, or from one to four orders of magnitude higher than values measured on samples from cores of the same sediment. An understanding of the depositional framework, facies architecture, and diagenetic history of geologic materials underlying waste disposal sites in Louisiana is required for rational development of monitoring and remediation plans.

  19. West Shore Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Study Integrated Draft Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    #12;1 West Shore Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Study of the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Study, Integrated Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction study is a Coastal Storm

  20. Texas Hunter Education Manual.

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    Hall, Steve

    This handbook serves as a reference for the mandatory hunter education course in Texas. The "Introduction" explains hunter education's goal to produce safe, knowledgeable, responsible, and informed hunters. It also gives information related to hunting opportunities, administration, and management. Chapter 2, "Our Hunting Heritage," gives a…