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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT POPULATION, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESIDENT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS 1959 SURVEY WAS TO ANALYZE SOME OF THE BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESIDENT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE. FINDINGS WERE TABULATED IN SUMMARY FORM AND BY MAJOR FIELDS OF ACADEMIC INTEREST. OF THE STUDENTS (LARGELY YOUNG ADULTS), 51 PERCENT WERE IN ENGINEERING. ONLY 16 PERCENT WERE FEMALE. MOST…

FRANKLIN, ELTON

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An Overview of In-Stu Treatability Studies at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is located in Huntsville, Alabama (north-central Alabama), on approximately 1,840 acres near the center of the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal (RSA). MSFC is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) principal propulsion development center. Its scientists, engineers, and support personnel play a major role in the National Space Transportation System by managing space shuttle mission activities, including the microgravity laboratory. In addition, MSFC will be a significant contributor to several of NASA's future programs, including the Reusable Launch Vehicle (X-33), International Space Station, and Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, as well as research on a variety of space science applications. MSFC has been used to develop, test and manufacture space vehicles and components since 1960, when civilian rocketry and missile activities were transferred from RSA to MSFC. In 1994, MSFC was placed on the National Priority List for the management of hazardous waste sites, under the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). One requirement of the CERCLA program is to evaluate the nature and extent of environmental contamination resulting from identified CERCLA sites, assess the public health and environmental risks associated with the identified contamination, and identify potential remedial actions. A CERCLA remedial investigation (RI) for the groundwater system has identified at least five major plumes of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) in the groundwater beneath the facility. These plumes are believed to be the result of former management practices at 14 main facility locations (termed "source areas") where CVOCs were released to the subsurface. Trichloroethene (TCE) is the predominant CVOC and is common to all the plumes. Perchloroethene (PCE) also exists in two of the plumes. In addition to TCE and PCE, carbon tetrachloride and 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane are contained in one of the plumes. The CVOCs are believed to exist as dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) beneath many of the source areas.

McElroy, Bill; Keith, Amy; Glasgow, J. K.; Dasappa, Srini; McCaleb, Rebecca (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

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Temporary Laboratory Office in Huntsville Industrial Center Building  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Temporary quarters in the Huntsville Industrial Center (HIC) building located in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, as Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) grew. This image shows drafting specialists from the Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Laboratory at work in the HIC building.

1964-01-01

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Geology of the Huntsville quadrangle, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The 7 1/2-minute Huntsville quadrangle is in south-central Madison County, Ala., and includes part of the city of Hunstville. The south, north, east, and west boundaries of the quadrangle are about 3 miles north of the Tennessee River, 15 1/2 miles south of the Tennessee line, 8 miles west of the Jackson County line, and 9 miles east of the Limestone County line. The bedrock geology of the Huntsville quadrangle was mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the city of Hunstville and the Geological Survey of Alabama as part of a detailed study of the geology and ground-water resources of Madison County, with special reference to the Huntsville area. G. T. Malmberg began the geologic mapping of the county in July 1953, and completed it in April 1954. T. H. Sanford, Jr., assisted Malmberg in the final phases of the county mapping, which included measuring geologic sections with hand level and steel tape. In November 1958 Sanford, assisted by L. R. West, checked contacts and elevations in the Hunstville quadrangle; made revisions in the contact lines; and wrote the text for this report. The fieldwork for this report was completed in April 1959.

Sanford, T. H., Jr.; Malmberg, G. T.; West, L. R.

1961-01-01

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Solar heating and hot water system installed at the Senior Citizen Center, Huntsville, Alabama. [Includes engineering drawings  

SciTech Connect

Information is provided on the solar energy system installed at the Huntsville Senior Citizen Center. The solar space heating and hot water facility and the project involved in its construction are described in considerable detail and detailed drawings of the complete system and discussions of the planning, the hardware, recommendations, and other pertinent information are included. The facility was designed to provide 85 percent of the hot water and 85 percent of the space heating requirements. Two important factors concerning this project for commercial demonstration are the successful use of silicon oil as a heat transfer fluid and the architecturally aesthetic impact of a large solar energy system as a visual centerpoint. There is no overheat or freeze protection due to the characteristics of the silicon oil and the design of the system. Construction proceeded on schedule with no cost overruns. It is designed to be relatively free of scheduled maintenance, and has experienced practically no problems.

Not Available

1980-02-01

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Sounding rocket instrument development at Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville/NASA MSFC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an overview of solar sounding rocket instruments developed jointly by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The High Resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C) is an EUV (19.3 nm) imaging telescope which was flown successfully in July 2012. The Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha SpectroPolarimeter (CLASP) is a Lyman Alpha (121.6 nm) spectropolarimeter developed jointly with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and scheduled for launch in 2015. The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrograph is a soft X-ray (0.5-1.2 keV) stigmatic spectrograph designed to achieve 5 arcsecond spatial resolution along the slit.

Kobayashi, Ken; Cirtain, Jonathan; Winebarger, Amy; Savage, Sabrina; Golub, Leon; Korreck, Kelly; Kuzin, Sergey; Walsh, Robert; DeForest, Craig; DePontieu, Bart; Title, Alan; Podgorski, William; Kano, Ryouhei; Narukage, Noriyuki; Trujillo-Bueno, Javier

2013-09-01

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Cooperative Education: Entrepreneurial Development by Colleges and Universities. A Case Study of Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The entrepreneurial development and experiential education environments of Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama, are described. The college-owned industries of the dairy, farm, garment and linen service, bakery, food manufacturing, convenience store, and snack bar are discussed in terms of markets and marketing, permissions and protections,…

Kramer, Frank

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Mapping intersection accidents with GIS technology in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the influence of intersection accidents that threaten traffic safety, and applies geographic information systems (GIS) to map intersection crashes in Huntsville, Alabama. The DOFE (degree of freedom on entry) approach was used to classify traffic crash events. The event variables and their characteristics are either qualitative (a contributor influence) or quantitative (a causation influence) of intersection crashes.

Sam O. Nwaneri

2003-01-01

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Proceedings of the Military Librarians Workshop (38th) Held at Huntsville, Alabama on 14-17 November 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Military Librarians Workshop was held in Huntsville, Alabama, on 14-17 November 1994. Barbara Wrinkle was the chairperson of the workshop. The theme of the Thirty-Eighth Military Librarians Workshop was Reinventing Libraries Chall...

C. Z. Mathews

1995-01-01

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Engineering and Environmental Study of DDT Contamination of Huntsville Spring Branch, Indian Creek, and Adjacent Lands and Waters, Wheeler Reservoir, Alabama. Revision.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report deals with DDTR contamination in northeast Alabama in the Tennessee River system from Mile 260 to 375 which includes Wilson, Wheeler, and Guntersville Reservoirs. The primary area of interest is the Huntsville Spring Branch - Indian Creek (HSB...

1984-01-01

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A comprehensive solar energy system analysis data base in Huntsville, Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The history of a comprehensive solar energy system analysis data base developed by NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama is presented, along with its current status. The Marshall Information Retrieval and Data Storage (MIRADS) system was chosen for the data base, and feedback systems were arranged to cope with changes in the needs of the program management for the type of data gathered. The final structure of the data base consists of 22 files divided into 6 topical sections: summaries, climatological, utility rates, architectural, equipment, and economics. The data base offers help to the solar industry in two ways: it provides information and it serves as a model for users trying to establish the climatic and socioeconomic variables they should take into account when they examine a potential market for solar energy equipment.

Goddard, J. P.

1978-01-01

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Occurrence and distribution of selected metals in streams near Huntsville, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, mercury, and zinc are widely distributed around Huntsville, Ala. However, concentrations of these metals in streamflow in the vicinity of the Huntsville municipal water intake during June, August, and September 1971 did not exceed the limits recommended for a public drinking water supply. The occurrence of these metals in general is related to man's activities. Information gained during this study suggests that cadmium and the other metals are associated with and transported with suspended sediment, bed material, and airborne dust particles. Lead and zinc were the most abundant of the selected metals in streamflow, bed material, and rainwater samples. The highest concentration of cadmium was detected downstream from an industrial park in the Flint River basin; rainwater samples also contained a relatively high level of cadmium.

German, E. R.; Knight, Alfred L.

1973-01-01

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78 FR 35603 - Foreign-Trade Zone 83-Huntsville, Alabama; Application for Production Authority; Toray Carbon...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Polyacrylonitrile Fiber/Carbon Fiber Production), Decatur, Alabama...polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fiber, and PAN fiber, the primary material input for the company's carbon fiber. The facility will produce...

2013-06-13

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On the concept of an optimum design for solar heating exemplified by the winter 1976\\/77 and 1977\\/78 at Huntsville, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design of an optimized solar heating system is analyzed based on a new concept which relates degree days as the heat requirement and incoming solar radiation as the heat source. The methodology is exemplified by data from Huntsville, Alabama, for the last two winters 1976\\/77 and 1977\\/78. A solar heating system based on an expected incoming solar radiation of

O. M. Essenwanger; Redstone Arsenal

1978-01-01

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Luminous electrical phenomena in Huntsville, Alabama, tornadoes on April 3, 1974  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Unusual lightning and varicolored luminous phenomena were observed on the evening of April 3, 1974, when severe tornadoes passed through Madison County, Alabama. Photographs and eyewitness accounts of this electrical activity are related to the trajectories of the tornadoes and the damage areas they produced.

Vaughan, O. H., Jr.; Vonnegut, B.

1976-01-01

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Alternative-fuel production facility for City of Huntsville, Alabama. Volume I. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The feasibility of a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)-to-energy project in the Huntsville area was invetigated and found to be an environmentally attractive and cost effective method of MSW disposal. Of nine likely alternatives, that were developed for detailed evaluation and analysis. Alternative 1M surfaced as best for the City. It is described as follows: a MSW-To-Energy Plant, consisting of two 300 TPD Mass Burning Waterwall Furnace/Boiler Systems at Lowe Industrial Park to provide low pressure steam to industries in the park. A MSW Transfer Station at the existing landfill and MSW as well as residue transport rolling stock equipment is included to facilitate movement of the waste materials between the two locations that are some twelve miles apart.

Not Available

1982-10-01

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Results of the decontamination survey of the nickel carbonyl plant at the Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of a decontamination survey of the nickel carbonyl plant at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. A total of 12 air samples (taken with Draeger tubes) and 22 wipe samples were taken from various plant locations. Immediate analysis of the air samples revealed no significant contamination with nickel carbonyl, and laboratory analysis of the wipe samples revealed only low nickel concentrations. These results show that dismantlement of the plant poses minimal risk to human health or the environment; however, personnel need protective equipment while handling the asbestos insulation present in the plant. 5 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Biang, R.P.; Wilkins, B.D.

1989-04-01

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Solar energy system performance evaluation: Seasonal report for IBM system 1A, Huntsville, Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The operational and thermal performance of the solar energy system, Sims Prototype System 1A, is described. The system was designed by IBM to provide 50 to 60 percent of the space heating and domestic hot water preheating load to a 2,000 square foot floor space single family residence in the Huntsville area. The load design temperature inside the building was to be maintained at 70 degrees fahrenheit with auxiliary energy for heating supplied by an electric heat pump assisted by an electric resistance strip heater. In general the disappointing operation of this system is attributed to the manner in which it was used. The system was designed for residential application and used to satisfy the demands of an office environment. The differences were: (1) inside temperature was not maintained at 70 F as expected; and (2) hot water usage was much lower than expected. The conclusion is that the solar energy system must be designed for the type of application in which it is used. Misapplication usually will have an adverse affect on system performance.

1980-01-01

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Characterization and applications of VLF/LF source locations from lightning using the Huntsville Alabama Marx Meter Array  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Arrays that detect and locate the four-dimensional spacetime positions of radiation sources from lightning have largely utilized sensors sensitive to the very high frequency (VHF) regime with ˜ 15 km baselines or very low frequency/low frequency (VLF/LF) regime with ˜ 100 km baselines. This paper details initial results from the newly developed Huntsville Alabama Marx Meter Array (HAMMA), consisting of Marx meters (electric field change meters) sensitive to a frequency band ˜ 1 Hz to 400 kHz. The arrival time of HAMMA waveforms due to radiation sources from lightning are used to determine the spacetime position of these sources. The locations are compared with two well-documented and operational arrays, the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) and the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA). The standard deviation of the difference between HAMMA and NLDN locations of return strokes is 305 and 266 m in x and y, respectively, while the standard deviation of the difference between HAMMA and NALMA sources is 237, 226, and 688 m in x, y and z, respectively. We further show that NLDN intracloud locations differ in horizontal distance from the corresponding HAMMA locations by a median value of 479 m. In addition, we use HAMMA source locations to map several lightning flashes in the VLF/LF and show HAMMA sources largely map out the same electrical extent as VHF sources and provide unique insights to the properties of the discharges occurring. Finally, we show that VLF/LF sources can determine the leader polarity in several example flashes but not necessarily whether a flash comes to ground. Copyright 2013 American Geophysical Union. All rights reserved.

Bitzer, Phillip M.; Christian, Hugh J.; Stewart, Mike; Burchfield, Jeff; Podgorny, Scott; Corredor, David; Hall, John; Kuznetsov, Evgeny; Franklin, Veronica

2013-04-01

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Health Hazard Evaluation Report, HETA 2007-0201-3086, Sanmina-SCI (Trade Name) Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, August 2009. Evaluation of Health Concerns at a Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Plant.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

NIOSH received a confidential employee request for an HHE at Sanmina-SCI (TradeName) Corporation (Sanmina-SCI) located in Huntsville, Alabama. Employees were concerned about exposure to solder paste and fumes during the fabrication, assembly, and testing ...

C. Achutan C. Aristeguieta S. Durgam

2009-01-01

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System analysis for the Huntsville Operation Support Center distributed computer system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A simulation model of the NASA Huntsville Operational Support Center (HOSC) was developed. This simulation model emulates the HYPERchannel Local Area Network (LAN) that ties together the various computers of HOSC. The HOSC system is a large installation of mainframe computers such as the Perkin Elmer 3200 series and the Dec VAX series. A series of six simulation exercises of the HOSC model is described using data sets provided by NASA. The analytical analysis of the ETHERNET LAN and the video terminals (VTs) distribution system are presented. An interface analysis of the smart terminal network model which allows the data flow requirements due to VTs on the ETHERNET LAN to be estimated, is presented.

Ingels, F. M.

1986-01-01

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Training and Jobs: Keys to Rural Economic Development. A Regional Rural Revitalization Conference (Huntsville, Alabama, April 5-6, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The conference brought Southern state and local leaders together to discuss ways to revitalize depressed rural areas and to improve citizens' quality of life. Papers discussed: (1) goals for rural educational improvement; (2) human resource barriers to community and economic development in the South; (3) survey results indicating that Alabama

Hall, Jean M. Ed.

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Alternate-fuel production facility for city of Huntsville, Alabama. Volume IV. Preliminary design and outline specifications  

SciTech Connect

Preliminary design and specifications are prepared for the following: a municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-energy facility at Lowe Industrial park consisting of two 300 TPD mass burning waterwall furnace/boiler systems, air pollution controls, MSW receipt and storage, weigh scale, tipping floor, residue/sifting/fly ash handling, cranes, maintenance and personnel facilities, buildings and building services; a three-position push-pit/compactor transfer station on the site of existing Huntsville landfill; and a steam line distribution and condensate return system to steam customers at Lowe Industrial Park. The MSW-to-energy facility will include: scale house and scales; receiving area, refuse pit, and cranes; furnace/boiler systems; tire shredder system; stacks; air pollution controls; boiler feedwater treatment system; residue storage and handling; siftings and fly-ash handling; wastewater treatment system; steam and condensate piping systems; natural gas supply and distribution system; instrument, control, and security systems; control, conference and locker rooms, offices, and equipment rooms; storage facilities, shops and maintenance areas; electrical substation; and waste oil receipt and storage area.

Not Available

1982-10-01

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Historical Plaque at Marshall Space Flight Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This plaque, displayed on the grounds of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, commemorates the Redstone Test Stand as an Alabama Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The site was desinated as such in 1979.

2002-01-01

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All about Huntsville  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Use these resources to help you learn more about Huntsville Read All about Huntsville Click on the words "click here" in the middle of the page of the Photo gallery. Put your headphones on and watch the videos to learn more about Huntsville. Read the Encyclopedia article on Huntsville to learn more about Huntsville. ...

Nunes-Bufford, Mrs.

2012-10-09

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ISS Update: Huntsville Control Center Celebrates 12 Years â?? 03/07/13  

NASA Video Gallery

From Mission Control Center, JSC Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly commemorates 12 years of continuous space station science operations at the Payload Operations Center (POC) at Marshall Space Fli...

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System Analysis for the Huntsville Operation Support Center, Distributed Computer System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

HOSC as a distributed computing system, is responsible for data acquisition and analysis during Space Shuttle operations. HOSC also provides computing services for Marshall Space Flight Center's nonmission activities. As mission and nonmission activities change, so do the support functions of HOSC change, demonstrating the need for some method of simulating activity at HOSC in various configurations. The simulation developed in this work primarily models the HYPERchannel network. The model simulates the activity of a steady state network, reporting statistics such as, transmitted bits, collision statistics, frame sequences transmitted, and average message delay. These statistics are used to evaluate such performance indicators as throughout, utilization, and delay. Thus the overall performance of the network is evaluated, as well as predicting possible overload conditions.

Ingels, F. M.; Massey, D.

1985-01-01

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Alabama  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What can we learn about Alabama?s economy, bodies of water, population, and residents? First, use the Idea Wheel and label each section of the circle as the following: Population, Famous Alabamian, Economy, and Bodies of Water. Now go to Information on Economy and find out about Alabama's economy. Locate where it says "Agriculture " and " Industry." List in your Idea Wheel a few of the items that Alabama produces. Next, ...

Msblackmon

2012-04-05

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Historical Plaque at Marshall Space Flight Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This plaque, located on the grounds of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama,commemorates the designation of the Saturn V Rocket as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1980.

2000-01-01

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Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing (CARCAM)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing's (CARCAM) mission is "to promote, develop and deliver effective training programs in Automotive Manufacturing." CARCAM is an educational resource for those looking to enter the automotive industry. It is also useful tool for the professional development of those already working in the industry. Their site provides information on training programs, events and news about the automotive industry.

2007-08-20

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Bridging the Gap Between Research and Operations in the National Weather Service: The Huntsville Model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Weather Service Office (WFO) in Huntsville, Alabama (HUN) is slated to begin full-time operations in early 2003. With the opening of the Huntsville WFO, a unique opportunity has arisen for close and productive collaboration with scientists at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). As a part of the collaboration effort, NASA has developed the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center. The mission of the SPoRT center is to incorporate NASA earth science technology and research into the NWS operational environment. Emphasis will be on improving mesoscale and short-term forecasting in the first 24 hours of the forecast period. As part of the collaboration effort, the NWS and NASA will develop an implementation and evaluation plan to streamline the integration of the latest technologies and techniques into the operational forecasting environment. The desire of WFO HUN, NASA, and UAH is to provide a model for future collaborative activities between research and operational communities across the country.

Darden, C.; Carroll, B.; Lapenta, W.; Jedlovec, G.; Goodman, S.; Bradshaw, T.; Gordon, J.; Arnold, James E. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

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Description and Status of the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) is a network LMA detectors that detects and maps lightning using VHF radiation (TV Channel 5) in a region centered about Huntsville, Alabama that includes North Alabama, Central Tennessee and parts of Georgia and Mississippi. The North Alabama LMA has been in operation since late 2001, and has been providing real time data to regional National Weather Service (NSF) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) since mid 2003 through the NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) center. Data from this network (as well as other from other LMA systems) are now being used to create proxy Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) data sets for GOES-R risk reduction and algorithm development activities. In addition, since spring 2009 data are provided to the Storm Prediction Center in support of Hazardous Weather Testbed and GOES-R Proving Ground activities during the Spring Program. Description, status and plans will be discussed.

Blakeslee, Richard J.; Christian, Hugh J.; Bailey, Jeffrey C.; Buechler, Dennis E.; Hall, John M.; McCaul, Eugene W.; Stano, Geoffrey T.

2011-01-01

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The Hydrologic Cycle Distributed Active Archive Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Marshall Space Flight Center Distributed Active Archive Center in Huntsville, Alabama supports the acquisition, production, archival and dissemination of data relevant to the study of the global hydrologic cycle. This paper describes the Hydrologic Cycle DAAC, surveys its principle data holdings, addresses future growth, and gives information for accessing the data sets.

Hardin, Danny M.; Goodman, H. Michael

1995-01-01

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POLLUTION PREVENTION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT - UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AVIATION TRAINING CENTER, MOBILE, ALABAMA  

EPA Science Inventory

This report summarizes a pollution prevention opportunity assessment of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Training Center (ATC) in Mobile, Alabama. he ATC maintains the readiness and airworthiness of Dauphin and Jayhawk Helicopters and Falcon Jets used in training and search a...

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Planning the Recreational-Educational Complex of the Alabama Space and Rocket Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Planning for the Alabama Space and Rocket Center's new recreational-educational complex included (1) goal establishment, (2) needs assessment (including accessibility for the disabled), (3) environmental impact analysis, (4) formulation of objectives and priorities, and (5) strategy development to meet objectives, as well as preparation of a…

Burkhalter, Bettye B.; Kartis, Alexia M.

1983-01-01

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Pollution prevention opportunity assessment United States Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report summarizes work conducted at the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Training Center (ATC) in Mobile, Alabama under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Waste Reduction Evaluations at Federal Sites (WREAFS) Program. Several waste generating processes were initially screened including flight simulators, aircraft maintenance, aircraft fuel management, and aircraft cleaning. Opportunities to reduce wastes in each area were identified

B. Burch; A. Memon

1994-01-01

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Pollution prevention opportunity assessment United States Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes work conducted at the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Training Center (ATC) in Mobile, Alabama under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Waste Reduction Evaluations at Federal Sites (WREAFS) Program. Several waste generating processes were initially screened including flight simulators, aircraft maintenance, aircraft fuel management, and aircraft cleaning. Opportunities to reduce wastes in each area were identified and evaluated.

Burch, B.; Memon, A.

1994-09-01

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Sci-Quest, the North Alabama Science Center, Inc  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sci-Quest is a hands-on science center with more than 125 permanent, interactive exhibits in seven different subject areas. The Immersive Theater is an interactive, 3D experience featuring touch-screen computer monitors enabling audience members to have an individually customized adventure, allowing visitors to journey through deep space and create their own planet, explore the earth's ecosystems, and examine the ancient world. In addition to permanent and traveling exhibits, Sci-Quest offers public education programs for children, age four through sixth grade. Programming is available for groups both onsite and offsite. Online activities include Build a Rollercoaster and Explore Solar Power.

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Final report of the SPS energy conversion and power management workshop, February 5-7, 1980, Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

This workshop is a peer review of the information available on the Satellite Power System (SPS). Areas discussed include: resource issues and performance demonstration issues regarding gallium arsenide and silicon photovoltaic conversion; solar blanket and array integration issues; collector structures and advanced thermal power cycles relevant to solar thermal conversion systems; space radiators; life-expectancy of rotating machinery in space; and electric power distribution, processing, and power management. (LEW)

Not Available

1980-06-01

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Initiating Sustainable Operations at Marshall Space Flight Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Marshall Space Flight Center conducted a preliminary sustainability assessment to identify sustainable projects for potential implementation at its facility in Huntsville, Alabama. This presentation will discuss the results of that assessment, highlighting current and future initiatives aimed at integrating sustainability into daily operations.

Adams, Daniel E.; Orrell, Josh

2003-01-01

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Technology test bed and hydrogen cold flow facilities at the Marshall Space Flight Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Technology Test Bed and Hydrogen Cold Flow facilities at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama provide unique testing capabilities for the aerospace community. Located at the Advanced Engine Test Facility (AETF), these facilities are operated and maintained by MSFC Propulsion Laboratory personnel. They provide a systems and components level testing platform for validating new technology concepts

Robert Lightfoot; Tim Gautney

1993-01-01

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NASA's National Center for Advanced Manufacturing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An investment in the future, NASA has designated a new initiative where government, industry, and academia collaborate to meet the manufacturing needs of future space systems. The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama has the principal responsibility for implementation of the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM). The mission of the NCAM is to build partnerships that will jointly conduct program planning and develop strategies to perform manufacturing research and technology development for critical national missions.

Vickers, John H.; Frazier, Michael K.; Munafo, Paul M. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

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The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, is a laboratory for cutting-edge research in selected scientific and engineering disciplines. The major objectives of the NSSTC are to provide multiple fields of expertise coming together to solve solutions to science and technology problems, and gaining recognition as a world-class science research organization. The center, opened in August 2000, focuses on space science, Earth sciences, information technology, optics and energy technology, biotechnology and materials science, and supports NASA's mission of advancing and communicating scientific knowledge using the environment of space for research. In addition to providing basic and applied research, NSSTC, with its student participation, also fosters the next generation of scientists and engineers. NSSTC is a collaborated effort between NASA and the state of Alabama through the Space Science and Technology alliance, a group of six universities including the Universities of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH),Tuscaloosa (UA), and Birmingham (UAB); the University of South Alabama in Mobile (USA);Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AM) in Huntsville; and Auburn University (AU) in Auburn. Participating federal agencies include NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. Industries involved include the Space Science Research Center, the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, the Information Technology Research Center, the Optics and Energy Technology Center, the Propulsion Research Center, the Biotechnology Research Center, and the Materials Science Research Center. This photo shows the completed center with the additional arnex (right of building) that added an additional 80,000 square feet (7,432 square meters) to the already existent NSSTC, nearly doubling the size of the core facility. At full capacity, the NSSTC tops 200,000 square feet (18,580 square meters) and houses approximately 550 employees.

2003-01-01

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The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, is a laboratory for cutting-edge research in selected scientific and engineering disciplines. The major objectives of the NSSTC are to provide multiple fields of expertise coming together to solve solutions to science and technology problems, and gaining recognition as a world-class science research organization. The center, opened in August 2000, focuses on space science, Earth sciences, information technology, optics and energy technology, biotechnology and materials science, and supports NASA's mission of advancing and communicating scientific knowledge using the environment of space for research. In addition to providing basic and applied research, NSSTC, with its student participation, also fosters the next generation of scientists and engineers. NSSTC is a collaborated effort between NASA and the state of Alabama through the Space Science and Technology alliance, a group of six universities including the Universities of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH),Tuscaloosa (UA), and Birmingham (UAB); the University of South Alabama in Mobile (USA); Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AM) in Huntsville; and Auburn University (AU) in Auburn. Participating federal agencies include NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. Industries involved include the Space Science Research Center, the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, the Information Technology Research Center, the Optics and Energy Technology Center, the Propulsion Research Center, the Biotechnology Research Center, and the Materials Science Research Center. An arnex, scheduled for completion by summer 2002, will add an additional 80,000 square feet (7,432 square meters) to NSSTC nearly doubling the size of the core facility. At full capacity, the completed NSSTC will top 200,000 square feet (18,580 square meters) and house approximately 550 employees.

2002-01-01

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Demography of Disadvantage in Alabama. Tuskegee Institute, Center for Rural Development Publication 1-75.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to illustrate the extent of disadvantage found in the state of Alabama between 1950 and the early 1970's, this statistical source book presents data (of use to policymakers, researchers, and the general public) on the following demographic indicators: (1) Families Below Poverty Level; (2) Per Capita Income; (3) Youth Dependency Ratio; (4)…

Jones, Lewis W.; Williamson, Handy, Jr.

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Alabama Marine Law Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Alabama Marine Law Program at the University of Alabama Law Center was funded from January 1, 1979 to May 31, 1982. During this period, the Program had as its continuing objective research, service and education in issues relating to law and the coast...

1982-01-01

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Polarization radar and electrical observations of microburst producing storms during Cohmex. [COoperative Huntsville Meteorological EXperiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The life cycles of two electrified, microburst-producing storms that occurred on July 19 and 20, 1986 near Huntsville, Alabama are described and compared. The kinematic and microphysical development of the storm clouds is examined. Lightning activity prior to the onset of the microburst is studied. It is observed that ice phase precipitation particles are important in the electrification of the storm and in the formation of the strong downdraft, and the vertical distribution and movement of mass have a role in determining the total lightning activity and type of flashes.

Goodman, Steven J.; Buechler, Dennis E.; Wright, Patrick D.; Rust, W. David; Nielsen, Kurt E.

1989-01-01

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78 FR 45598 - Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Huntsville International...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...from the Huntsville- Madison County Airport Authority to waive the...address: Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, 1000 Glenn Hearn Boulevard, Huntsville...request by the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority to...

2013-07-29

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Trip report: Marshall Space Center computed tomography  

SciTech Connect

BIR Inc. is a small company out of the Chicago area which sells equipment for producing images by tomography. They have built a relatively large instrument, called ACTIS, for NASA at the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama and still gave access to this instrument. BIR has a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to determine the utility of computed tomography (CT) for characterization of nuclear and hazardous waste within the DOE complex. As part of this effort, the potential of this technique for obtaining images of canistered waste forms has been investigated. Funding for data acquisition was provided through this grant.

Harbour, J.R.; Andrews, M.K.

1991-12-31

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Trip report: Marshall Space Center computed tomography  

SciTech Connect

BIR Inc. is a small company out of the Chicago area which sells equipment for producing images by tomography. They have built a relatively large instrument, called ACTIS, for NASA at the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama and still gave access to this instrument. BIR has a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to determine the utility of computed tomography (CT) for characterization of nuclear and hazardous waste within the DOE complex. As part of this effort, the potential of this technique for obtaining images of canistered waste forms has been investigated. Funding for data acquisition was provided through this grant.

Harbour, J.R.; Andrews, M.K.

1991-01-01

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US Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker, Alabama Historic Preservation Plan Cultural Overview.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document represents the first phase of the development of a Historic Preservation Plan for the US Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker. The plan will provide a summary of cultural resources investigations conducted to date, discuss the nature of cult...

T. McMakin B. G. Harvey E. C. Poplin

1996-01-01

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Alabama Cave Shrimp ('Palaemonias alabamae') Recovery Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Alabama cave shrimp, Palaemonias alabamae Smalley, is an albinistic troglobitic (cave-dwelling) shrimp known from five caves (three cave systems or three groundwater basins) in Madison County, Alabama. A member of the shrimp family Atyidae, it is one ...

P. Hartfield T. R. Jacobson

1997-01-01

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Power to Explore: A History of the Marshall Space Flight Center, 1960-1990  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This scholarly study of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center places the institution in social, political, scientific and technological context. It traces the evolution of Marshall, located in Huntsville, Alabama, from its origins as an Army missile development organization to its status in 1990 as one of the most diversified of NASA's field Center. Chapters discuss military rocketry programs in Germany and the United States, Apollo-Saturn, Skylab, Space shuttle, Spacelab, the Space Station, and various scientific and technical projects including the Hubble Space Telescope. It sheds light not only on the history of space technology, science and exploration, but also on the Cold War, federal politics and complex organizations.

Dunar, Andrew J.; Waring, Stephen P.

1999-01-01

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Alternative-fuel-production facility for City of Huntsville, Alabama. Volume III. Technology development summary  

SciTech Connect

The available technologies that reclaim thermal energy and/or materials from Muncipal Solid Waste (MSW) are surveyed. The following technologies for recovery of energy and materials are investigated: spreader stoker or suspension fired units for refuse derived fuel (RDF), mass burning incineration (refractory lined or waterwall units), modular incinerators, pyrolysis, and methane recovery.

Not Available

1982-10-01

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The North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA): A Network Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) is s a 3-D VHF regional lightning detection system that provides on-orbit algorithm validation and instrument performance assessments for the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor, as well as information on storm kinematics and updraft evolution that offers the potential to improve severe storm warning lead time by up t o 50% and decrease te false alarm r a t e ( for non-tornado producing storms). In support of this latter function, the LMA serves as a principal component of a severe weather test bed to infuse new science and technology into the short-term forecasting of severe and hazardous weather, principally within nearby National Weather Service forecast offices. The LMA, which became operational i n November 2001, consists of VHF receivers deployed across northern Alabama and a base station located at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), which is on t h e campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The LMA system locates the sources of impulsive VHF radio signals s from lightning by accurately measuring the time that the signals aririve at the different receiving stations. Each station's records the magnitude and time of the peak lightning radiation signal in successive 80 ms intervals within a local unused television channel (channel 5, 76-82 MHz in our case ) . Typically hundreds of sources per flash can be reconstructed, which i n t u r n produces accurate 3-dimensional lightning image maps (nominally <50 m error within 150 la. range). The data are transmitted back t o a base station using 2.4 GHz wireless Ethernet data links and directional parabolic grid antennas. There are four repeaters in the network topology and the links have an effective data throughput rate ranging from 600 kbits s -1 t o 1.5 %its s -1. This presentation provides an overview of t h e North Alabama network, the data processing (both real-time and post processing) and network statistics.

Blakeslee, R. J.; Bailey, J.; Buechler, D.; Goodman, S. J.; McCaul, E. W., Jr.; Hall, J.

2005-01-01

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Domestic Violence in Alabama, 2003.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report was produced by the Statistical Analysis Center of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. Data presented in this report was provided by the Uniform Crime Reporting Division of ACJIC for the calendar year of 2003. For purposes of this...

2003-01-01

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The Use of the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) in the Real-Time Operational Warning Environment During the March 2nd, 2012 Severe Weather Outbreak in Northern Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) is a three-dimensional very high frequency (VHF) detection network consisting of 11 sensors spread across north central Alabama and two sensors located in the Atlanta, Georgia region. The primary advantage of this network is that it detects total lightning, or the combination of both cloud-to-ground and intra-cloud lightning, instead of cloud-to-ground lightning alone. This helps to build a complete picture of storm evolution and development, and can serve as a proxy for storm updraft strength, particularly since intra-cloud lightning makes up the majority of all lightning in a typical thunderstorm. While the NALMA data do not directly indicate severe weather, they can indirectly indicate when a storm is strengthening (weakening) due to increases (decreases) in updraft strength, as the updraft is responsible for charging mechanisms within the storm. Data output are VHF radiation sources, which are produced during lightning breakdown processes. These sources are made into 2x2 km source density grids and are ported into the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) for National Weather Service (NWS) offices in Huntsville, AL, Nashville, TN, Morristown, TN, and Birmingham, AL, in near real-time. An increase in sources, or source densities, correlates to increased lightning activity and trends in updraft magnitude as long as the storm is within about 125 km of the center of the LMA network. Operationally, these data have been used at the Huntsville NWS office since early 2003 through a collaborative effort with NASA s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center. Since then, total lightning observations have become an essential tool for forecasters during real-time warning operations. One of the operational advantages of the NALMA is the two-minute temporal resolution of the data. This provides forecasters with two to three updates during a typical volume scan of the WSR-88D radar.

White, Kristopher; Carcione, Brian; Schultz, Christopher J.; Stano, Geoffrey T.; Carey, Lawrence D.

2012-01-01

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Huntsville Area Students Appear in Episode of NASA CONNECT  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Students at Williams Technology Middle School in Huntsville were featured in a new segment of NASA CONNECT, a video series aimed to enhance the teaching of math, science, and technology to middle school students. The segment premiered nationwide May 15, 2003, and helped viewers understand Sir Isaac Newton's first, second, and third laws of gravity and how they relate to NASA's efforts in developing the next generation of space transportation.

2003-01-01

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The Payload Operations Center (POC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Payload Operations Center (POC) is the science command post for the International Space Station (ISS). Located at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, it is the focal point for American and international science activities aboard the ISS. The POC's unique capabilities allow science experts and researchers around the world to perform cutting-edge science in the unique microgravity environment of space. The POC is staffed around the clock by shifts of payload flight controllers. At any given time, 8 to 10 flight controllers are on consoles operating, plarning for, and controlling various systems and payloads. This photograph shows the Timeline Change Officer (TCO) at a work station. The TCO maintains the daily schedule of science activities and work assignments, and works with planners at Mission Control at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to ensure payload activities are accommodated in overall ISS plans and schedules.

2001-01-01

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The Payload Operations Center (POC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Payload Operations Center (POC) is the science command post for the International Space Station (ISS). Located at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, it is the focal point for American and international science activities aboard the ISS. The POC's unique capabilities allow science experts and researchers around the world to perform cutting-edge science in the unique microgravity environment of space. The POC is staffed around the clock by shifts of payload flight controllers. At any given time, 8 to 10 flight controllers are on consoles operating, plarning for, and controlling various systems and payloads. This photograph show the Safety Coordination Manager (SCM) at a work station. The SCM monitors science experiments to ensure they are conducted in a safe manner in accordance with strict safety regulations.

2001-01-01

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Alabama Science in Motion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Alabama Science in Motion program is a project established by the Alabama State Legislature. The goals are to provide high tech laboratory experiences for students and effective professional development for teachers.

2004-04-05

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CRCHD - CRCHD Research - Morehouse School of Med/Tuskegee Univ/Univ. of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership  

Cancer.gov

The partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Tuskegee University (TU) and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (UABCCC) builds upon an existing partnership between these 3 institutions. Each institution brings to the table a unique set of strengths that effectively supplement the inherent weaknesses of the others. The Partnership is geographically located within the heart of the Southeast, a region with a large, historically underserved, African-American population.

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Undergraduate space science program at Alabama A&M University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new undergraduate Physics Program with Space Science as the major concentration area has been initiated at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) in 2001. This program is funded by NASAÆs OSS and OEOP Offices under the NRA 00-OSS-02 Minority University Education and Research Partnership Initiative in Space Science-2000. The partner institutions are NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). A primary objective of this Program is to train undergraduate and graduate minority (principally African-American) students in the extremely underrepresented areas of Space Science and to prepare them for eventual teaching and/or research careers in this increasingly important field. The best way to achieve this is to recruit students early from high school, and not wait until they have already selected their specialty in college. Also, a student with a BS degree in Physics with specialization in Space Science will have a decisive advantage in pursuing graduate studies in Space Science than the others. The BS degree requires a student to take 30 credit hours of Physics courses and an additional 18 hours in the chosen area of concentration. Several basic traditional courses in Lower Atmosphere, Aeronomy, the Solar System and Orbital Mechanics have been developed. Additional courses in Plasma Physics, Solar Physics and Astronomy will be taught by NASA-MSFC scientists and UAH faculty. A parallel objective is to expose the student to research experience early in their ca- reers. Each student is required to complete a one semester Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project (UROP) on a relevant topic from Space Science. The students will be guided in research by AAMU and UAH faculty and MSFC scientists. Each student will be required to write a term paper and make an oral presentation before a committee of advisors. This experience will enhance the Space Science background of the students and better prepare them to pursue graduate studies in the areas of Space Science.

Lal, R.; Tan, A.; Lyatsky, W.

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Applications of Meteorological Tower Data at Kennedy Space Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Members of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) design and operation communities rely on meteorological information collected at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), located near Cape Canaveral, Florida, to correctly apply the ambient environment to various tasks. The Natural Environments Branch/EV44, located at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, is responsible for providing its NASA customers with meteorological data using various climatological data sources including balloons, surface stations, aircraft, hindcast models, and meteorological towers. Of the many resources available within the KSC region, meteorological towers are preferred for near-surface applications because they record data at regular, frequent intervals over an extensive period of record at a single location. This paper discusses the uses of data measured at several different meteorological towers for a common period of record and how the data can be applied to various engineering decisions for the new Constellation Program Ares and Orion space vehicles.

Altino, Karen M.; Barbre, Robert E., Jr.

2009-01-01

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Encyclopedia of Alabama  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University, the Encyclopedia of Alabama (EOA) is a veritable cornucopia of material about the Yellowhammer State. The EOA draws on the work of many trustworthy and learned authors, and as a statement of the homepage notes, "Alabama's problems are not glossed over, nor are its accomplishments and successes overlooked." Visitors who might not be familiar with the state in the least are encouraged to read historian Wayne Flynt's fine essay on Alabama featured on the homepage. After that, visitors can look over the entries alphabetically, or they can use of the thematic headings (such as "Peoples" and "Religion") to start their journey. The "Features" articles are a treat as well, and they include "Alabama and the Civil War" and "College Football in Alabama". The site also includes several photo galleries, a glossary, and some educational resources for teachers.

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Alabama Special Days  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Today, we are going to look at special days in Alabama history. Today we are going to look at four special Alabama Days: 1) Boll Weevil Festival 2) Helen Keller Day 3) Mardi Gras 4) Shrimp Festival I am giving you videos to watch about each special day. I am ...

Lucky, Ms.

2012-04-04

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Gamma-ray bursts; Proceedings of the Workshop, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, Oct. 16-18, 1991  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent developments in gamma-ray burst research are discussed with emphasis on new observations of gamma-ray bursts made by the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, Granat, Ginga, Pioneer Venus Orbiter, Prognoz, and Phobos. The papers are grouped under the following headings: general, historical, recent spacecraft observations; spatial and intensity distributions; galactic and extragalactic models; spectral observations; time profiles; and search for counterparts. Specific topics discussed include an upper limit on the luminosity of cosmological gamma-ray bursts; low-mass X-ray binaries and gamma-ray bursts; spectral evolution of gamma-ray bursts; ionization of gamma-ray-burst environments; and BATSE observations of bremsstrahlung from electron precipitation events.

Paciesas, William S.; Fishman, Gerald J.

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Seasonal variation in the leaf essential oil composition of Zanthoxylum clava-herculis growing in Huntsville, Alabama.  

PubMed

The seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the leaf essential oil of Zanthoxylum clava-herculis has been analyzed by GC-MS. Three individual trees were sampled four times during the course of the 2004 growing season. Notable differences were recorded in the essential oil yields from the three trees on the four collection dates; yields were highest in May and lowest in July. The leaf essential oils were made up of 25 components, largely menthane monoterpenoids, dominated by limonene (44-73%) and 1,8-cineole (16-43%), with lesser amounts of alpha-thujene, linalool, gamma-terpinene, and alpha-terpineol. The ratio of oxygenated monoterpenoids to monoterpene hydrocarbons generally increased during the season, largely reflected in the 1,8-cineole/limonene ratio. PMID:20420327

Eiter, Lauren C; Fadamiro, Henry; Setzer, William N

2010-03-01

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A Lightning Channel Retrieval Algorithm for the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new multi-station VHF time-of-arrival (TOA) antenna network is, at the time of this writing, coming on-line in Northern Alabama. The network, called the Lightning Mapping Array (LMA), employs GPS timing and detects VHF radiation from discrete segments (effectively point emitters) that comprise the channel of lightning strokes within cloud and ground flashes. The network will support on-going ground validation activities of the low Earth orbiting Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) satellite developed at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. It will also provide for many interesting and detailed studies of the distribution and evolution of thunderstorms and lightning in the Tennessee Valley, and will offer many interesting comparisons with other meteorological/geophysical wets associated with lightning and thunderstorms. In order to take full advantage of these benefits, it is essential that the LMA channel mapping accuracy (in both space and time) be fully characterized and optimized. In this study, a new revised channel mapping retrieval algorithm is introduced. The algorithm is an extension of earlier work provided in Koshak and Solakiewicz (1996) in the analysis of the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Lightning Detection and Ranging (LDAR) system. As in the 1996 study, direct algebraic solutions are obtained by inverting a simple linear system of equations, thereby making computer searches through a multi-dimensional parameter domain of a Chi-Squared function unnecessary. However, the new algorithm is developed completely in spherical Earth-centered coordinates (longitude, latitude, altitude), rather than in the (x, y, z) cartesian coordinates employed in the 1996 study. Hence, no mathematical transformations from (x, y, z) into spherical coordinates are required (such transformations involve more numerical error propagation, more computer program coding, and slightly more CPU computing time). The new algorithm also has a more realistic definition of source altitude that accounts for Earth oblateness (this can become important for sources that are hundreds of kilometers away from the network). In addition, the new algorithm is being applied to analyze computer simulated LMA datasets in order to obtain detailed location/time retrieval error maps for sources in and around the LMA network. These maps will provide a more comprehensive analysis of retrieval errors for LMA than the 1996 study did of LDAR retrieval errors. Finally, we note that the new algorithm can be applied to LDAR, and essentially any other multi-station TWA network that depends on direct line-of-site antenna excitation.

Koshak, William; Arnold, James E. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

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76 FR 69125 - Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2104A, B, C, D and E; Huntsville, AL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...R-2104A, B, C, D and E; Huntsville, AL AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...Area R-2104 A through E, Huntsville, AL to read ``Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL.'' There are no changes to the...

2011-11-08

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Alabama Education Quick Facts, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a quick look at general information about Alabama schools. The document contains 11 sections: (1) state statistics; (2) Alabama public schools, 2006-07; (3) Alabama state board of education members; (4) financial data; (5) school size and enrollment; (6) transportation and school meals; (7) graduation requirements; (8) additional…

Alabama Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

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Alabama Education Quick Facts, 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a quick look at general information about Alabama schools. The document contains 11 sections: (1) state statistics; (2) Alabama public schools; (3) Alabama board of education members; (4) financial data; (5) school size and enrollment; (6) transportation and school meals; (7) graduation requirements; (8) additional enrollment;…

Alabama State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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Teacher Preparation Cost Study: A Comparative Analysis of Select Alabama and National Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southeast Center for Teaching Quality (The Center) has conducted a study of the costs of high quality Teacher Preparation on behalf of the Regional Education Laboratory at SERVE and at the request of the Alabama State Department of Education. In light of the recommendations issued by Alabama's Task Force to Improve Educator Preparation and the…

Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott; Barnes, Gary; Berry, Barnett

2004-01-01

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Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Birding the Alabama Gulf Coast can be a fantastic experience. This is particularly true during spring migration if a front moves in from the north forcing the migrants down at first landfall onto Dauphin Island or Fort Morgan. Fall migration is equally gr...

2001-01-01

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Alabama Water Use, 2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water is one of Alabama's most precious natural resources. It is a vital component of human existence and essential to the overall quality of life. Wise stewardship of this valuable resource depends on a continuing assessment of water availability and water use. Population growth in many parts of the State has resulted in increased competition for available water resources. This competition includes offstream uses, such as residential, agricultural, and industrial, and instream uses for maintenance of species habitat and diversity, navigation, power generation, recreation, and water quality. Accurate water-use information is required for sound management decisions within this competitive framework and is necessary for a more comprehensive understanding of the link between water use, water supply, and overall water availability. A study of water use during 2005 was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Office of Water Resources, Water Management Branch (ADECA-OWR), to provide water-use data for local and State water managers. The results of the study about the amount of water used, how it was used, and where it was used in Alabama have been published in 'Estimated use of water in Alabama in 2005' by Hutson and others, 2009, and is accessible on the Web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5163 and available upon request as a CD-ROM through USGS and ADECA-OWR.

Hutson, Susan S.; Littlepage, Thomas M.; Harper, Michael J.; Tinney, James O.

2009-01-01

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GENERAL VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF THE CENTER INSTRUMENTATION AND ...  

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

GENERAL VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF THE CENTER INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL TANK, NOTE THE PASSAGE CUT TO THE EXTREME NORTH TANK. - Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Rocket (Missile) Test Stand, Dodd Road, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

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Use of data from space for earth resources exploration and management in Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The University of Alabama, the Geological Survey of Alabama, and the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center are involved in an interagency, interdisciplinary effort to use remotely sensed, multispectral observations to yield improved and timely assessment of earth resources and environmental quality in Alabama. It is the goal of this effort to interpret these data and provide them in a format which is meaningful to and readily usable by agencies, industries, and individuals who are potential users throughout the State.

Lamoreaux, P. E.; Henry, H. R.

1972-01-01

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Giles, Petrone, and Garriott Chat at Apollo 16 Display  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Huntsville's Jack Giles, Alabama State Senator (left), and Dr. Rocco Petrone, Marshall Space Flight Center Director (Middle), speak with Astronaut Owen Garriott who is inside the Apollo 16 Command Module on display at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The successful Apollo 16 manned lunar landing mission took place April 16, 1972 through April 27, 1972. (Photograph courtesy of Huntsville/Madison County Public Library)

1974-01-01

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The Alabama Historical Quarterly  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Alabama Department of Archives and History has a distinguished tradition of presenting a range of presentations, talks, and seminars for educators across the state. Over the past several years, they have been working to digitize a number of state publications, and this archive brings together issues of the Alabama Historical Quarterly. Here, interested parties can view all issues from 1930 to 1982, and the topics covered include vernacular architecture, the Civil War, local traditions, and in earlier issues, poems. There is a gap in publication from 1931 to 1941, but other than, all of the other years are covered. Users can save their favorite items here, and also look at complete document descriptions.

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Archive-In: Alabama  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many states are working to craft digital archives of their online activities, leading some committed states to even include tweets, Facebook pages, and other alternative sources. This site from the Alabama Department of Archives & History contains everything from the online activities of the Alabama Legislature to the Twitter feeds of selected political parties in the state. All told, there are 31 different groups chronicled here and visitors can search each groups' activities individually or via an omnibus search engine. Additionally, users can search the archive by creator, language, publisher, and subject keywords. It's a great initiative and one that will be of interest to librarians, cataloguers, and others with an interest in modern history.

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System analysis for the Huntsville Operational Support Center distributed computer system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A simulation model was developed and programmed in three languages BASIC, PASCAL, and SLAM. Two of the programs are included in this report, the BASIC and the PASCAL language programs. SLAM is not supported by NASA/MSFC facilities and hence was not included. The statistical comparison of simulations of the same HOSC system configurations are in good agreement and are in agreement with the operational statistics of HOSC that were obtained. Three variations of the most recent HOSC configuration was run and some conclusions drawn as to the system performance under these variations.

Ingels, E. M.

1983-01-01

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Payload Operations Center (POC) for the International Space Station (ISS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) Payload Operations Center (POC) at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, is the world's primary science command post for the International Space Station (ISS), the most ambitious space research facility in human history. The Payload Operations team is responsible for managing all science research experiments aboard the Station. The center is also home for coordination of the mission-plarning work of variety of international sources, all science payload deliveries and retrieval, and payload training and safety programs for the Station crew and all ground personnel. Within the POC, critical payload information from the ISS is displayed on a dedicated workstation, reading both S-band (low data rate) and Ku-band (high data rate) signals from a variety of experiments and procedures operated by the ISS crew and their colleagues on Earth. The POC is the focal point for incorporating research and experiment requirements from all international partners into an integrated ISS payload mission plan. This photograph is an overall view of the MSFC Payload Operations Center displaying the flags of the countries participating the ISS. The flags at the left portray The United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, and Sweden. The flags at the right portray The Russian Federation, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway.

2001-01-01

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Payload Operations Center (POC) for the International Space Station (ISS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) Payload Operations Center (POC) at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, is the world's primary science command post for the (ISS), the most ambitious space research facility in human history. The Payload Operations team is responsible for managing all science research experiments aboard the Station. The center is also home for coordination of the mission-plarning work of variety of international sources, all science payload deliveries and retrieval, and payload training and safety programs for the Station crew and all ground personnel. Within the POC, critical payload information from the ISS is displayed on a dedicated workstation, reading both S-band (low data rate) and Ku-band (high data rate) signals from a variety of experiments and procedures operated by the ISS crew and their colleagues on Earth. The POC is the focal point for incorporating research and experiment requirements from all international partners into an integrated ISS payload mission plan. This photograph is an overall view of the MSFC Payload Operations Center displaying the flags of the countries participating in the ISS. The flags at the left portray The United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, and Sweden. The flags at the right portray The Russian Federation, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway.

2000-01-01

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UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

Established in 1971, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center (UAB), received its NCI designation in the same year. The Center has grown to include a membership of more than 330 physicians and researchers.

85

Subsurface geology of southwest Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

A subsurface study of SW. Alabama was undertaken to evaluate the petroleum potential of the region and to provide structural information to assist in the development of the subsurface resources of Baldwin, Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and parts of Choctaw, Conecuh, Marengo, and Wilcox counties. Exploration for oil and gas in SW. Alabama was intensified after the discovery of

1971-01-01

86

University of Alabama Digital Collections  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For devotees of Alabama history (and even for those who aren't), the University of Alabama's Digital Collections are a real find. Currently, the site offers up more than a dozen digital collections, including The University of Alabama Encyclopedia and the Hugh Davis Farm Journals. The Hugh Davis Farm Journals are quite a find, as they offer an insightful portrait of a 19th century attorney and plantation owner in Marion, Alabama. Here visitors can read his farm journals, which contain records regarding slaves and accounts of life on the plantation. The other collections offered here include the Marjorie L. Smith Slide Collection of images related to cotton agriculture in the 1960s and selected issues of the University of Alabama Yearbook, which is titled "The Corolla".

87

Von Braun's Dream: Space Camp.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the "Space Camp" program for boys and girls at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, Alabama), including typical activities. Includes address for obtaining information on participation in the program. (JN)

Coleman, C. C.

1982-01-01

88

Alabama Education News. Volume 29, Number 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

White, Rebecca Leigh, Ed.

2006-01-01

89

Alabama Education News. Volume 34, Number 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2011-01-01

90

Alabama Education News. Volume 30, Number 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2006-01-01

91

Alabama Education News. Volume 29, Number 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

White, Rebecca Leigh, Ed.

2006-01-01

92

Alabama Education News. Volume 28, Number 9  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

White, Rebecca Leigh, Ed.

2005-01-01

93

Alabama Education News. Volume 32, Number 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2008-01-01

94

Alabama Education News. Volume 31, Number 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2008-01-01

95

Alabama Education News. Volume 33, Number 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2010-01-01

96

Alabama Education News. Volume 27, Number 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

White, Rebecca Leigh, Ed.

2004-01-01

97

Alabama Education News. Volume 28, Number 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama," as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

White, Rebecca Leigh, Ed.

2004-01-01

98

Alabama Education News. Volume 30, Number 8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2007-01-01

99

Alabama Education News. Volume 34, Number 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2010-01-01

100

Alabama Education News. Volume 30, Number 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2006-01-01

101

Alabama Education News. Volume 31, Number 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…

Sibley, Michael O., Ed.

2007-01-01

102

View of the 200ton derrick from west showing the center ...  

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

View of the 200-ton derrick from west showing the center mast, one stiff leg, the boom and the boom angle reeving. - Marshall Space Flight Center, Saturn V Dynamic Test Facility, East Test Area, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

103

Parameters of triggered-lightning flashes in Florida and Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Channel base currents from triggered lightning were measured at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, during summer 1990 and at Fort McClellan, Alabama, during summer 1991. Additionally, 16-mm cinematic records with 3- or 5-ms resolution were obtained for all flashes, and streak camera records were obtained for three of the Florida flashes. The 17 flashes analyzed contained 69 strokes, all

R. J. Fisher; G. H. Schnetzer; R. Thottappillil; V. A. Rakov; M. A. Uman; J. D. Goldberg

1993-01-01

104

Marshall Space Flight Center solid waste characterization and recycling improvement study: General office and laboratory waste, scrap metal, office and flight surplus  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary objectives of the study were to characterize the solid waste stream for MSFC facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, and to evaluate their present recycling program. The purpose of the study was to determine if improvements could be made in terms of increasing quantities of the present commodities collected, adding more recyclables to the program, and streamlining or improving operational

Michael H. Eley; Lavonne Crews; Ben Johnston; David Lee; James Colebaugh

1995-01-01

105

Soil Sampling Techniques For Alabama Grain Fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Characterizing the spatial variability of nutrients facilitates precision soil sampling. Questions exist regarding the best technique for directed soil sampling based on a priori knowledge of soil and crop patterns. The objective of this study was to evaluate zone delineation techniques for Alabama grain fields to determine which method best minimized the soil test variability. Site one (25.8 ha) and site three (20.0 ha) were located in the Tennessee Valley region, and site two (24.2 ha) was located in the Coastal Plain region of Alabama. Tennessee Valley soils ranged from well drained Rhodic and Typic Paleudults to somewhat poorly drained Aquic Paleudults and Fluventic Dystrudepts. Coastal Plain s o i l s ranged from coarse-loamy Rhodic Kandiudults to loamy Arenic Kandiudults. Soils were sampled by grid soil sampling methods (grid sizes of 0.40 ha and 1 ha) consisting of: 1) twenty composited cores collected randomly throughout each grid (grid-cell sampling) and, 2) six composited cores collected randomly from a -3x3 m area at the center of each grid (grid-point sampling). Zones were established from 1) an Order 1 Soil Survey, 2) corn (Zea mays L.) yield maps, and 3) airborne remote sensing images. All soil properties were moderately to strongly spatially dependent as per semivariogram analyses. Differences in grid-point and grid-cell soil test values suggested grid-point sampling does not accurately represent grid values. Zones created by soil survey, yield data, and remote sensing images displayed lower coefficient of variations (8CV) for soil test values than overall field values, suggesting these techniques group soil test variability. However, few differences were observed between the three zone delineation techniques. Results suggest directed sampling using zone delineation techniques outlined in this paper would result in more efficient soil sampling for these Alabama grain fields.

Thompson, A. N.; Shaw, J. N.; Mask, P. L.; Touchton, J. T.; Rickman, D.

2003-01-01

106

Habitat Management for Birds of Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a synthesis of existing literature and survey data for Alabama birds. The objectives of this report are to summarize available bird population data for major habitat types in Alabama, to indicate how changes in habitat influence population ...

S. H. Anderson C. S. Robbins J. R. Partelow

1981-01-01

107

Alabama Public Library Service 1996 Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Alabama Public Library Service is charged with improving library services throughout Alabama to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. The agency is responsible for administering federal and state funds for the more than 200 public libraries in Alabama. Building renovations were completed in April…

Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

108

Major Thoroughfare Plan, Foley, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents a major thoroughfare plan for the City of Foley, Alabama. The plan provides a framework for development of Foley's streets on a neighborhood and community basis that is consistent with the Regional Transportation Plan. The plan will ac...

1973-01-01

109

Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Communicating ideas and information that will help counselors to implement the counseling role and develop the profession of counseling is the purpose of this journal. The first issue in volume 21 contains the following articles: "Policies and Procedures for Reporting Child Abuse in Alabama: Considerations for Counselors, Teachers, and School…

Abbott, Gypsy, Ed.; Elliott, Glenda R., Ed.

1995-01-01

110

The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews a fascinating lesson plan designed to acquaint students with the methods and devices used to deny blacks the right to vote in the pre-Civil Rights era south. Students take the same test that Alabama required of resident blacks to vote. Includes a copy of the exceptionally difficult test. (MJP)

Social Education, 1996

1996-01-01

111

Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the two issues of the "Alabama Counseling Association Journal" published during 1996. The focus of the journal is on communicating ideas and information that will help counselors to implement the counseling role and develop the profession of counseling. Issue number 1 includes the following articles: "Commitment through…

Farrell, R. Joel, II, Ed.

1996-01-01

112

Dr. von Braun at 'Wernher von Braun Day' Celebration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 1970 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director Dr. Wernher von Braun (right) was reassigned to NASA Headquarters to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Plarning. Prior to his transfer, Dr. von Braun was honored for his career in Huntsville, Alabama, with the celebration of 'Wernher von Braun Day.' Among those participating were Alabama Governor Albert Brewer (left) and Alabama Senator John Sparkman (center). (Courtesy of Huntsville/Madison County Public library)

1970-01-01

113

Dual-Polarimetric Radar-Based Tornado Debris Signatures and Paths Associated with Tornadoes Over Northern Alabama During the Historic Outbreak of 27 April 2011  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A historic tornado and severe weather outbreak devastated much of the southeastern United States between 25 and 28 April 2011. On 27 April 2011, northern Alabama was particularly hard hit by 40 tornadoes, including 6 that reached EF-4 to EF-5 on the Enhanced Fujita damage scale. In northern Alabama alone, there were approximately 100 fatalities and hundreds of people who were injured or lost their homes during the havoc caused by these violent tornadic storms. Many of these tornadoes occurred within range of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Advanced Radar for Meteorological and Operational Research (ARMOR, C-band dual-polarimetric). A unique capability of dual-polarimetric radar is the near-real time identification of lofted debris associated with ongoing tornadoes. The focus of this paper is to analyze the dual-polarimetric radar-inferred tornado debris signatures in 6 tornadoes in North Alabama on April 27, 2011. Several of these debris signatures were disseminated in real-time to the NWS Huntsville and local media to confirm storm spotter reports, confidence to enhance wording within warnings, and accurately pinpoint the locations of tornadoes for residents downstream of the storm. Also, the debris signature locations were used in post-event storm surveys to help locate areas of damage in regions where damage went unreported, or to help separate tornado tracks that were in close proximity to each other. Furthermore, the relative locations of the debris and damage paths for long track EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes will be ascertained by careful comparison of the ARMOR analysis with NASA MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) satellite imagery of the tornado damage scenes and the National Weather Service tornado damage surveys.

Carey, Lawrence D.; Schultz, Christopher J.; Schultz, Elise V.; Petersen, Walter A.; Gatlin, Patrick N.; Knupp, Kevin R.; Molthan, Andrew L.; Jedloved, Gary J.; Carcione, Brian C.; Darden, Christopher B.; Crowe, Christina C.

2012-01-01

114

Prattville, Alabama--Governmental Management Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study includes an analysis of management of the Prattville, Alabama government. The study also includes, ways for systematically viewing both planning and management as continuous processes. (Author)

1973-01-01

115

Atomic Oxygen Effects of Coated Tether Materials.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Propulsion Research Center has teamed with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to research the effects of atomic oxygen (AO) bombardment on coated tether materials. Tethers Unlimited Inc. has provided sever...

K. A. Gittemeier C. W. Hawk M. M. Finckenor E. Watts

2005-01-01

116

Water EducaTion for Alabama's Black Belt (WET Alabama): Facilitating Scientific Understanding of the Hydrologic Cycle in Low-Resource Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Youth, as future citizens, play an important role in obtaining and maintaining water resources. Water EducaTion for Alabama's Black Belt (WET Alabama) provides off-campus environmental and water-education activities designed to increase the appreciation, knowledge, conservation, and protection of water resources by middle-school teachers and children from predominantly African-American families in some of Alabama's poorest counties. The project is structured around a variety of indoor and outdoor activities held at two field sites, Auburn University's E. V. Smith Center in Macon County and the Robert G. Wehle Nature Center in Bullock County located in Alabama's "Black Belt" region, a region in which the prosperity of local communities is low. The educational activities provide an engaging laboratory and field experience for children from rural schools that lack scientific facilities and equipment. Both hosting centers have easy access to surface water (ponds, wetlands, streams) and offer facilities for basic hydrologic experiments (e.g., aquifer models, permeameter, water quality). The E.V. Smith site has access to groundwater through pairs of nested wells. Educational activities are designed to help students and teachers visualize groundwater flow and its interaction with surface water in an aquifer tank model; compare the hydrologic properties (porosity and permeability) of different aquifer materials (sands, gravels, and clays); learn about groundwater purging and sampling; and assess water quality and flow direction in the field. Simple exercises demonstrate (1) the balance of recharge and discharge, (2) the effects of flooding, drought and pumping, and (3) movement of contaminants through aquifers. A set of ready-to-teach laboratory exercises and tutorials address goals specified by the State of Alabama science curriculum for grades 6 to 8. The ultimate goal of Project WET Alabama is to help students and teachers from resource-poor schools become knowledgeable about surface water and groundwater so they can identify and sustain "safe" aquifer zones, where clean water resources are available for long-term use and economic development.

Wolf, L. W.; Lee, M.; Stone, K.

2008-12-01

117

Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report highlights the accomplishments of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) during 1990. Introductory materials include a map of Alabama's Congressional districts, photographs of the executive board of APLS, and comments from the chairman of the executive board and from APLS' director. Accomplishments are reported under the…

Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

118

Coosa River Navigation, Georgia and Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the proposal for the construction of six single-lift locks at the existing Alabama Power Company's Walter Bouldin, Mitchell, Lay, Logan Martin, H. Neely Henry, and Weiss Dams on the Coosa River between Montgomery, Alabama, and Rome, G...

1972-01-01

119

Alabama Agricultural Statistics, 1993-1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the 1993-1998 Alabama Agricultural Statistics publication. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will strive to help farms of all sizes grow and prosper in spite of factors that it has so little control, such as foreign monetary pro...

1998-01-01

120

Alabama Education Quick Facts, 2009-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brochure presents state statistics; Alabama public schools 2009-10; Alabama State Board of Education members; financial data; public school size and enrollment, 2009-10 school year; transportation; school meals; school personnel, 2009-2010; graduation requirements; student assessment; additional enrollment; and dropouts in school year 2008-09.

Alabama Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

121

2008-2009 Alabama Education Report Card  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Year after year, the goal of educators, parents, and concerned citizens throughout Alabama is to provide this state's children with the highest level of quality education possible. The future of Alabama's businesses, industries, commerce, labor force, arts, humanities, and countless other areas are determined by the education that is provided to…

Alabama Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

122

Outdoor recreational opportunities in Alabama  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What comes to mind when you think about outdoor recreational opportunities? Diagram of the recreational opportunities to enjoy First we will look at the forest services and recreational opportunities. Forest Services There is plenty of hunting opportunities in Alabama to enjoy. Hunting Opportunities Outdoor tips can be essential when enjoying the outdoors. Outdoor Tips What a better way to spend a weekend then going fishing with family and friends. Places to Fish A great way to spend a weekend could also consist of hiking. Hiking Now ...

Smith, Adam

2012-04-04

123

Use of Color in Child Care Environments: Application of Color for Wayfinding and Space Definition in Alabama Child Care Environments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compared the use of color in physical design features associated with the exterior and interior designs of 101 child care centers in Alabama. Found that color was evidenced on the exterior of the centers at just over half of the sample. The interior environments had warm colors and bright accents in the setting; however, the majority of centers

Read, Marilyn A.

2003-01-01

124

Alabama's Appalachian overthrust amid exploratory drilling resurgence  

SciTech Connect

Oil and gas exploration has been carried out sporadically in the Appalachian overthrust region of Alabama for years, but recently interest in the play has had a major resurgence. The Appalachian overthrust region of Alabama is best exposed in the valley and ridge physiographic province in the northeast part of the state. Resistant ridges of sandstone and chert and valleys of shales and carbonate have been thrust toward the northwest. Seismic data show that this structural style continues under the Cretaceous overlap. The surface and subsurface expression of the Alabama overthrust extends for more than 4,000 sq miles. Oil and gas have been produced for many years from Cambro-Ordovician, Ordovician, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian rocks in the nearby Black Warrior basin in Alabama and Mississippi and the Cumberland plateau in Tennessee. The same zones are also potential producing horizons in the Alabama overthrust region.

Taylor, J.D. (J.R. Holland and Associates, Northport, AL (US)); Epsman, M.L.

1991-06-24

125

6. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE RAILROAD BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. ...  

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

6. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE RAILROAD BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. from Cochrane on Ala. route 17 Copy of photo by Jack Donnell, Columbus, Ms., 192. Shows center turn span and part of one fixed span. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

126

5. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE COLLAPSED RAILROAD BRIDGE 1.5 miles ...  

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

5. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE COLLAPSED RAILROAD BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. from Cochrane on Ala. route 17. Copy of photo by Jack Donnell, Columbus, Ms., after bridge collapsed in 1973. Shows broken turn span and overturned center pier. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

127

Responses of Health and Physical Educators to Overweight Children in Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the increasing problem of overweight children in Alabama including clinical definition, risk factors, and prevalence data. Health and physical educators should become familiar with guidelines released by national organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine, and state departments of education and public

Brian F. Geiger; Sandra K. Sims; Retta Evans; Jane Roy; Karen A. Werner; Marilyn Prier; Karen Cochrane; Jason S. Fulmore; Verdell Lett Dawson; Smyly Kirkpatrick; Dan Brown

2009-01-01

128

Alabama Magnet School Races toward Job Market.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Alabama's Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School, which was built for only $70 per square foot. Explores the relationship between its school-to-work, collaborative-learning approach and the building's design. (EV)

Jones, Morgan

2002-01-01

129

2002 Microgravity Materials Science Conference.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 2002 Microgravity Materials Science Conference was held June 25-26, 2002, at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama. Organized by the Microgravity Materials Science Discipline Working Group, sponsored by the Physical Sciences Research Division, NAS...

D. Gillies N. Ramachandran K. Murphy D. McCauley N. Bennett

2003-01-01

130

Small Particles in Fluid Concepts and Objectives: Designing and Experiment for Microgravity (SHIVA)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This clearance is for a poster presentation on the Spaceflight Holographic Investigation in a Virtual Apparatus made at the Microgravity Science Materials Conference at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama June 25 - 26.

Witherow, W.; Trolinger, J. D.; Smith, D. D.; Sibille, L.; Curreri, Peter A. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

131

Department of surgery/college of medicine university of South alabama: historical and contemporaneous perspectives.  

PubMed

Many members of the medical profession in Mobile, Alabama, have exemplified a strong commitment to the education of their colleagues and successors, a tradition (L., traditio, "to hand over") that dates from the early 18th century. The Mobile General (city/county) Hospital (1830 to 1970) and its successor, the Medical Center, University of South Alabama (1971 to the present), were the institutional foci of those endeavors. Because it is individuals who create, design, and vitalize institutions, this monograph is an acknowledgment of the accomplishments of those who gave that endeavor purpose, direction, and meaning, particularly with reference to the evolution of surgical education. Numerous clinical and societal forces-cultural, economic, political, and social-influenced that evolution. This compilation gives attribution to a legacy of commitment to health and medical/surgical care, education, and research within southern Alabama. PMID:24887719

Richards, William O; Luterman, Arnold; Simmons, Jon D; Rodning, Charles B

2014-05-01

132

Thermal Signatures of Urban Land Cover Types: High-Resolution Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Urban Heat Island in Huntsville, AL.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The main objective of this research is to apply airborne high-resolution thermal infrared imagery for urban heat island studies, using Huntsville, AL, a medium-sized American city, as the study area. The research provides the rare opportunity to utilize 5...

C. P. Lo

1996-01-01

133

Debris Spillway and Chute for Millers Ferry Powerhouse, Alabama River, Alabama: Hydraulic Model Investigation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A 1:25-scale model of the Millers Ferry Lock and Dam, Alabama River, Alabama, reproduced a 24-ft-wide by 170-ft-long ogee spillway and existing powerhouse, 200 ft of the approach immediately upstream of the spillway crest, and 600 ft of exit channel. The ...

D. R. Cooper

1992-01-01

134

ATM Coastal Topography-Alabama 2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

These remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements of Lidar-derived first surface (FS) topography were produced collaboratively by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC), St. Petersburg, FL, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Wallops Flight Facility, VA. This project provides highly detailed and accurate datasets of the Alabama coastline, acquired October 3-4, 2001. The datasets are made available for use as a management tool to research scientists and natural resource managers. An innovative scanning Lidar instrument originally developed by NASA, and known as the Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM), was used during data acquisition. The ATM system is a scanning Lidar system that measures high-resolution topography of the land surface, and incorporates a green-wavelength laser operating at pulse rates of 2 to 10 kilohertz. Measurements from the laser ranging device are coupled with data acquired from inertial navigation system (INS) attitude sensors and differentially corrected global positioning system (GPS) receivers to measure topography of the surface at accuracies of +/-15 centimeters. The nominal ATM platform is a Twin Otter or P-3 Orion aircraft, but the instrument may be deployed on a range of light aircraft. Elevation measurements were collected over the survey area using the ATM system, and the resulting data were then processed using the Airborne Lidar Processing System (ALPS), a custom-built processing system developed in a NASA-USGS collaboration. ALPS supports the exploration and processing of Lidar data in an interactive or batch mode. Modules for pre-survey flight line definition, flight path plotting, Lidar raster and waveform investigation, and digital camera image playback have been developed. Processing algorithms have been developed to extract the range to the first and last significant return within each waveform. ALPS is routinely used to create maps that represent submerged or first surface topography.

Nayegandhi, Amar; Yates, Xan; Brock, John C.; Sallenger, A.H.; Bonisteel, Jamie M.; Klipp, Emily S.; Wright, C. Wayne

2009-01-01

135

40 CFR 282.50 - Alabama State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Alabama State-Administered Program...AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED...TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.50...1751 W.L. Dickinson Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36130. (1) State statutes and...

2009-07-01

136

40 CFR 282.50 - Alabama State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Alabama State-Administered Program...AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED...TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.50...1751 W.L. Dickinson Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36130. (1) State statutes and...

2010-07-01

137

Survey of the Commercially Important Marine Finfish Landings of Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The marine finfish landings from Alabama waters and statistical zones 10 and 11 were determined for calendar year 1975. The recreational landings were determined via a four-part creel survey conducted by personnel of the Alabama Marine Resources Division....

C. W. Wade

1977-01-01

138

40 CFR 282.50 - Alabama State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Alabama State-Administered Program. 282...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED...STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.50 Alabama State-Administered Program....

2013-07-01

139

Graptemys pulchra Baur 1893: Alabama Map Turtle  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Alabama Map Turtle, Graptemys pulchra (Family Emydidae), is a moderately large riverine species endemic to the Mobile Bay drainage system of Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Sexual size dimorphism is pronounced, with adult females (carapace length [CL] to 273 mm) attaining more than twice the size of adult males (CL to 117 mm). The species is an inhabitant of relatively large, swift creeks and rivers, often with wide sandbars. Stream sections open to the sun and with abundant basking sites in the form of logs and brush are preferred. Six to seven clutches of 4–7 eggs are laid each year on river sandbars. Although the species is locally abundant, populations are threatened by habitat destruction, declines in their prey base, commercial collection, and vandalism. It is listed as a Species of Special Concern in Alabama.

Lovich, Jeffrey E.; Godwin, James C.; McCoy, C. J.

2014-01-01

140

Alabama's Education Report Card, 2011-2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational progress has been moving in the right direction for several years in Alabama. Now, with the implementation of Alabama's own Plan 2020, an even higher level of accountability for students, teachers, administrators, support systems, and schools/school systems, Alabama is poised to experience unprecedented growth. Add to that, the…

Alabama Department of Education, 2013

2013-01-01

141

The Development of the Acoustic Design of NASA Glenn Research Center's New Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC) is leading the design and build of the new world-class vibroacoustic test capabilities at the NASA GRC s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. Benham Companies, LLC is currently constructing modal, base-shake sine and reverberant acoustic test facilities to support the future testing needs of NASA s space exploration program. The large Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) will be approximately 101,000 ft3 in volume and capable of achieving an empty chamber acoustic overall sound pressure level (OASPL) of 163 dB. This combination of size and acoustic power is unprecedented amongst the world s known active reverberant acoustic test facilities. The key to achieving the expected acoustic test spectra for a range of many NASA space flight environments in the RATF is the knowledge gained from a series of ground acoustic tests. Data was obtained from several NASA-sponsored test programs, including testing performed at the National Research Council of Canada s acoustic test facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and at the Redstone Technical Test Center acoustic test facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The majority of these tests were performed to characterize the acoustic performance of the modulators (noise generators) and representative horns that would be required to meet the desired spectra, as well as to evaluate possible supplemental gas jet noise sources. The knowledge obtained in each of these test programs enabled the design of the RATF sound generation system to confidently advance to its final acoustic design and subsequent on-going construction.

Hughes, William O.; McNelis, Mark E.; Hozman, Aron D.; McNelis, Anne M.

2011-01-01

142

The Development of the Acoustic Design of NASA Glenn Research Center's New Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC) is leading the design and build of the new world-class vibroacoustic test capabilities at the NASA GRC's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Benham Companies, LLC is currently constructing modal, base-shake sine and reverberant acoustic test facilities to support the future testing needs of NASA s space exploration program. The large Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) will be approximately 101,000 ft3 in volume and capable of achieving an empty chamber acoustic overall sound pressure level (OASPL) of 163 dB. This combination of size and acoustic power is unprecedented amongst the world s known active reverberant acoustic test facilities. The key to achieving the expected acoustic test spectra for a range of many NASA space flight environments in the RATF is the knowledge gained from a series of ground acoustic tests. Data was obtained from several NASA-sponsored test programs, including testing performed at the National Research Council of Canada s acoustic test facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and at the Redstone Technical Test Center acoustic test facility in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. The majority of these tests were performed to characterize the acoustic performance of the modulators (noise generators) and representative horns that would be required to meet the desired spectra, as well as to evaluate possible supplemental gas jet noise sources. The knowledge obtained in each of these test programs enabled the design of the RATF sound generation system to confidently advance to its final acoustic design and subsequent on-going construction.

Hughes, William O.; McNelis, Mark E.; Hozman, Aron D.; McNelis, Anne M.

2011-01-01

143

Spend a Day in Outer Space  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Alabama Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama as stimulating experience for students in aerospace education. The center has the largest collection of space-age hardware assembled under one roof, a Space Flight simulator, a Skylab space station mock-up and many more interesting exhibits. (BR)

Journal of Aerospace Education, 1975

1975-01-01

144

Marine Traffic Data of Mobile, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Data was collected on the marine traffic and VHF-FM marine communications channel usage at Mobile, Alabama, during the period of 23-30 January 1978. The marine traffic data was recorded by means of time-lapse photography of a radar display. Recordings wer...

J. J. Cherny D. E. Watson R. A. Silva B. H. Charters M. R. Young

1978-01-01

145

Psychometric Properties of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined the psychometric properties of a German translation of the Child Global Report version of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ). A total of 1219 German school-children (644 boys and 575 girls), ages 10-14 years participated in the study. The APQ was subjected to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Exploratory factor…

Essau, Cecilia A.; Sasagawa, Satoko; Frick, Paul J.

2006-01-01

146

RCP Local School Projects in Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of 6 state reports generated by the Regional Curriculum Project (funded under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act), the document describes 4 specific projects implemented through the Alabama State Superintendent's Office beginning in 1966. All 4 projects were designed to improve instructional leadership by defining the role(s) of the…

Regional Curriculum Project, Atlanta, GA.

147

Chemical Technician Manpower Survey: State of Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study was undertaken to assess the needs of Alabama's industry for chemical technicians and to determine the kinds and levels of skills required by major employers. Of the 75 organizations responding to the questionnaire with usable data, 62 were private industries, 6 were testing laboratories, and 7 were federal agencies. Generally, the study…

Watkins, Donald; And Others

148

Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 1997-1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the two issues of the "Alabama Counseling Association Journal" published during 1997. The focus of the journal is on communicating ideas and information that will help counselors to implement the counseling role and develop the profession of counseling. The following articles are contained in issue 1: "Management and…

Magnuson, Sandy, Ed.; Norem, Ken, Ed.

1998-01-01

149

Alabama Kids Count 2001 Data Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in well-being for Alabama's children. The statistical portrait is based on 17 indicators in the areas of health, education, safety, and security. The indicators are: (1) infant mortality rate; (2) low weight births; (3) child health index; (4) births to unmarried teens; (5) first grade retention;…

Curtis, Apreill; Bogie, Don

150

Alabama Kids Count 2002 Data Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in well-being of Alabamas children. The statistical portrait is based on 18 indicators in the areas of child health, education, safety, and security: (1) infant mortality rate; (2) low weight births; (3) child health index; (4) births to unmarried teens; (5) first grade retention; (6) school…

Curtis, Apreill; Bogie, Don

151

State Education Finance and Governance Profile: Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the state education finance and governance profile of Alabama. The state is home to 1,538 public schools distributed across 67 county school systems and 64 city school systems. State spending is allocated via two separate budgets, "the general fund" for all noneducation related expenditures and the Education Trust Fund (ETF)…

Key, Logan

2010-01-01

152

Financial Reporting for Alabama Public Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guidelines for preparing year-end financial reports are provided for Alabama public university staff to insure that reporting formats produce comparable financial reports and to keep up with recent developments in college accounting and financial reporting. The public institutions comply with two publications issued by the American Institute of…

Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.

153

An AIDS information center.  

PubMed

Because busy members of the health care team are confronted with a plethora of articles and information on AIDS, the Health Sciences Library at the University of Alabama has developed a current awareness information center on AIDS. The materials in the center can be easily accessed by patrons. Books and audiovisuals are included in the center; however, the primary emphasis is on accessing articles in journals to which the library subscribes and the journals which have granted blanket photocopy permission. The planning and organization of the center are described. PMID:10295658

Doughty, B P; Russell, L R

1989-01-01

154

A Decade of Friction Stir Welding R and D at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and a Glance into the Future  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Welding at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama, has taken a new direction through the last 10 years. Fusion welding processes, namely variable polarity plasma arc (VPPA) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) were once the corner stone of welding development in the Space Flight Center's welding laboratories, located in the part of MSFC know as National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCM). Developed specifically to support the Shuttle Program's External Tank and later International Space Station manufacturing programs, was viewed as the paragon of welding processes for joining aluminum alloys. Much has changed since 1994, however, when NASA's Jeff Ding brought the FSW process to the NASA agency. Although, at that time, FSW was little more than a "lab curiosity", NASA researchers started investigating where the FSW process would best fit NASA manufacturing programs. A laboratory FSW system was procured and the first welds were made in fall of 1995. The small initial investment NASA made into the first FSW system has certainly paid off for the NASA agency in terms of cost savings, hardware quality and notoriety. FSW is now a part of Shuttle External Tank (ET) production and the preferred weld process for the manufacturing of components for the new Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) and Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle (HLLV) that will take this country back to the moon. It is one of the solid state welding processes being considered for on-orbit space welding and repair, and is of considerable interest for Department of Defense @OD) manufacturing programs. MSFC involvement in these and other programs makes NASA a driving force in this country's development of FSW and other solid state welding technologies. Now, a decade later, almost the entire on-going welding R&D at MSFC now focuses on FSW and other more advanced solid state welding processes.

Ding, Jeff; Carter, Bob; Lawless, Kirby; Nunes, Arthur; Russell, Carolyn; Suites, Michael; Schneider, Judy

2006-01-01

155

Development of Alabama Resources Information System (ARIS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A formal, organized set of information concerning the development status of the Alabama Resources Information System (ARIS) as of September 1976 is provided. A series of computer source language programs, and flow charts related to each of the computer programs to provide greater ease in performing future change are presented. Listings of the variable names, and their meanings, used in the various source code programs, and copies of the various user manuals which were prepared through this time are given.

Herring, B. E.; Vachon, R. I.

1976-01-01

156

Center for Macromolecular Crystallography, University of Alabama in Birmingham.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) crystals grown under microgravity conditions on mission STS-26 of the Space Shuttle Discovery were shown to diffract to considerably higher resolution than the best PPE crystals grown by us on the ground. We have now inde...

M. A. Navia

1991-01-01

157

Center for Macromolecular Crystallography, University of Alabama in Birmingham  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) crystals grown under microgravity conditions on mission STS-26 of the Space Shuttle Discovery were shown to diffract to considerably higher resolution than the best PPE crystals grown by us on the ground. We have now independently refined both the microgravity and ground-based data. Preliminary results of these refinements are summarized. These results show nearly a doubling of experimental diffraction data for this structure, exceeding 1.3 A resolution. Improved phase information derived from the refined structure of PPE based on this microgravity data has allowed us to interpret previously-uninterpretable electron density obtained from ground-based crystals of a complex of PPE with a chemically-reactive inhibitor. Intermediate stages in the enzyme-inhibitor reaction mechanism in the crystal can now be directly observed. Further refinement of PPE structures is in progress.

Navia, Manuel A.

1991-01-01

158

76 FR 72495 - Alabama Metal Coil Securement Act; Petition for Determination of Preemption  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...No. FMCSA-2011-0318] Alabama Metal Coil Securement Act; Petition for Determination...determination that the State of Alabama's Metal Coil Securement Act is preempted by Federal...what effect, if any, Alabama's metal coil load securement certification...

2011-11-23

159

NASSP's Assessment Center: Practitioners Speak Out. Jefferson County School District, Birmingham, Ala.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The second in a series of articles on the NASSP Assessment Center for administrator evaluation and selection, this article sets forth the experiences administrators from Birmingham, Alabama, had with the center and their opinions of it. (JM)

Jones, Ron; And Others

1980-01-01

160

Exploring the Use of the Alabama Supercomputing Authority resources to supplement CMS Monte Carlo Production  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 14 TeV center of mass proton-proton collisions of the LHC is designed to search for the Higgs, but opens the possibility for observing new Physics including SUSY, quark compositeness and large extra dimension if these phenomenon exists. The analysis of data collected from CMS will rely on the generation of extensive number of monte carlo events. Currently, a faculty member at the University of South Alabama is studying the possibility of utilizing one of the Alabama Supercomputer Center (ASC) computer clusters to help the CMS monte carlo group in generating events. This investigation is in the early phase, but the researcher has generated a sample of events for the CMS monte carlo test example channel H(190)->Z^0Z^0->?^+?^-?^+?^- on both the Dense Memory Core cluster at the ASC and a similar sample on a PC running Scientific Linux 5.4. A description of how the CMS analysis software is implemented on the Alabama Supercomputer DMC cluster will be presented. The distribution from the test samples from both machines will be presented and compared.

Jenkins, Charles

2010-10-01

161

Parameters of triggered-lightning flashes in Florida and Alabama  

SciTech Connect

Channel base currents from triggered lightning were measured at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, during summer 1990 and at Fort McClellan, Alabama, during summer 1991. Additionally, 16-mm cinematic records with 3- or 5-ms resolution were obtained for all flashes, and streak camera records were obtained for three of the Florida flashes. The 17 flashes analyzed contained 69 strokes, all lowering negative charge from cloud to ground. Statistics on interstroke interval, no-current interstroke interval, total stroke duration, total stroke charge, total stroke action integral ({integral}i{sup 2}dt), return stroke current wave front characteristics, time to half peak value, and return stroke peak current are presented. Return stroke current pulses, characterized by rise times of the order of a few microseconds or less and peak values in the range of 4 to 38 kA, were found not to occur until after any preceding current at the bottom of the lightning channel fell below the noise level of less than 2 A. A relatively strong positive correlation was found between return stroke current average rate of rise and current peak. There was essentially no correlation between return stroke current peak and 10-90% rise time or between return stroke peak and the width of the current waveform at half of its peak value. Parameters of the lightning flashes triggered in Florida and Alabama are similar to each other but are different from those of triggered lightning recorded in New Mexico during the 1981 Thunderstorm Research International Program. Continuing currents that follow return stroke current peaks and last for more than 10 ms exhibit a variety of wave shapes that the authors have subdivided into four categories. All such continuing currents appear to start with a current pulse presumably associated with an M component. A brief summary of lightning parameters important for lightning protection, is presented in an appendix. 43 refs., 11 figs., 5 tabs.

Fisher, R.J.; Schnetzer, G.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Thottappillil, R.; Rakov, V.A.; Uman, M.A.; Goldberg, J.D. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

1993-12-20

162

Transmission of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus in central Alabama.  

PubMed

A site near Tuskegee, Alabama was examined for vector activity of eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) virus in 2001. More than 23,000 mosquitoes representing 8 genera and 34 species were collected during a 21-week period, and five species, Culiseta melanura, Aedes vexans, Coquillettidia perturbans, Culex erraticus, and Uranotaenia sapphirina, were examined for the presence of virus using a nested reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for EEE virus. Each species was infected at various times of the mosquito season (May-September) with different minimum infection rates (MIRs). Culiseta melanura had the highest MIR (20.2) and positive pools were detected from late May to mid-September. Aedes vexans had an MIR of 2.2 and was infected early in the season (June), while Cq. perturbans exhibited a much higher field infection rate (9.9) with all positive pools collected in August. Culiseta melanura is a likely endemic vector in central Alabama, while Ae. vexans and Cq. perturbans probably function as bridge vectors. Culex erraticus, the most common mosquito in the habitat (54% of total collections), had an MIR of 3.2, and was persistently infected from mid-June to mid-September. This is the first report of high rates of EEE virus infection in this species, a member of the tropical subgenus Melanoconion. Uranotaenia sapphirina, considered to feed on amphibians and possibly reptiles, had an MIR of 5.6, with positive pools spanning a four-month period. This suggests that species other than birds may serve as a reservoir for EEE in hardwood swamps in the Southeastern United States and elsewhere. The lengthy period of mosquito infection with EEE virus, coupled with the diverse habits of the vectors and their proximity to a population center, indicate the importance of monitoring EEE virus activity in the Mid-South. PMID:12875303

Cupp, Eddie W; Klingler, Kimberly; Hassan, Hassan K; Viguers, Leslie M; Unnasch, Thomas R

2003-04-01

163

Photocopy of a Postcard, Alabama Archives: circa 1915. VIEW LOOKING ...  

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

Photocopy of a Postcard, Alabama Archives: circa 1915. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST - Louisville & Nashville Railroad, Union Station Train Shed, Water Street, opposite Lee Street, Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL

164

The Integration of Total Lightning Information Into National Weather Service Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The collocation of a National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office with atmospheric scientists from NASA\\/Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has afforded a unique opportunity for science sharing and technology transfer. One such technology transfer is the utilization of the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) in daily forecast and warning operations. The

C. Darden; J. Burks; T. Bradshaw; D. Boccippio; S. Goodman; R. Blakeslee; E. McCaul; D. Buechler; J. Hall; J. Bailey

2003-01-01

165

Dual-Polarimetric Radar-Based Tornado Debris Paths Associated with EF-4 and EF-5 Tornadoes over Northern Alabama During the Historic Outbreak of 27 April 2011  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An historic tornado and severe weather outbreak devastated much of the southeastern United States between 25 and 28 April 2011. On 27 April 2011, northern Alabama was particularly hard hit by a large number of tornadoes, including several that reached EF-4 and EF-5 on the Enhanced Fujita damage scale. In northern Alabama alone, there were approximately 100 fatalities and hundreds of more people who were injured or lost their homes during the havoc caused by these violent tornadic storms. Two long-track and violent (EF-4 and EF-5) tornadoes occurred within range of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Advanced Radar for Meteorological and Operational Research (ARMOR, C-band dual-polarimetric). A unique capability of dual-polarimetric radar is the near-real time identification of lofted debris associated with ongoing tornadoes on the ground. The focus of this paper is to analyze the dual-polarimetric radar-inferred tornado debris signatures and identify the associated debris paths of the long-track EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes near ARMOR. The relative locations of the debris and damage paths for each tornado will be ascertained by careful comparison of the ARMOR analysis with NASA MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) satellite imagery of the tornado damage scenes and the National Weather Service tornado damage surveys. With the ongoing upgrade of the WSR-88D (Weather Surveillance Radar - 1988 Doppler) operational network to dual-polarimetry and a similar process having already taken place or ongoing for many private sector radars, dual-polarimetric radar signatures of tornado debris promise the potential to assist in the situational awareness of government and private sector forecasters and emergency managers during tornadic events. As such, a companion abstract (Schultz et al.) also submitted to this conference explores "The use of dual-polarimetric tornadic debris signatures in an operational setting."

Carey, Lawrence D.; Schultz, Christopher J.; Schultz, Elise V.; Petersen, Walter A.; Gatlin, Patrick N.; Knupp, Kevin R.; Molthan, Andrew L.; Darden, Christopher B.

2011-01-01

166

Dual-Polarimetric Radar-Based Tornado Debris Paths Associated with EF-4 and EF-5 Tornadoes over Northern Alabama During the Historic Outbreak of 27 April 2011  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An historic tornado and severe weather outbreak devastated much of the southeastern United States between 25 and 28 April 2011. On 27 April 2011, northern Alabama was particularly hard hit by a large number of tornadoes, including several that reached EF-4 and EF-5 on the Enhanced Fujita damage scale. In northern Alabama alone, there were approximately 100 fatalities and hundreds of more people who were injured or lost their homes during the havoc caused by these violent tornadic storms. Two long-track and violent (EF-4 and EF-5) tornadoes occurred within range of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Advanced Radar for Meteorological and Operational Research (ARMOR, C-band dual-polarimetric). A unique capability of dual-polarimetric radar is the near-real time identification of lofted debris associated with ongoing tornadoes on the ground. The focus of this paper is to analyze the dual-polarimetric radar-inferred tornado debris signatures and identify the associated debris paths of the long-track EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes near ARMOR. The relative locations of the debris and damage paths for each tornado will be ascertained by careful comparison of the ARMOR analysis with NASA MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) satellite imagery of the tornado damage scenes and the National Weather Service tornado damage surveys. With the ongoing upgrade of the WSR-88D (Weather Surveillance Radar 1988 Doppler) operational network to dual-polarimetry and a similar process having already taken place or ongoing for many private sector radars, dual-polarimetric radar signatures of tornado debris promise the potential to assist in the situational awareness of government and private sector forecasters and emergency managers during tornadic events. As such, a companion abstract (Schultz et al.) also submitted to this conference explores The use of dual-polarimetric tornadic debris signatures in an operational setting.

Carey, Lawrence D.; Schultz, Chrstopher J.; Schultz, Elise V.; Petersen, Walter A.; Gatlin, Patrick N.; Knupp, Kevin R.; Molthan, Andrew L.; Jedlovec, Gary J.; Darden, Christopher B.

2012-01-01

167

Topobathymetric model of Mobile Bay, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Topobathymetric Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are a merged rendering of both topography (land elevation) and bathymetry (water depth) that provides a seamless elevation product useful for inundation mapping, as well as for other earth science applications, such as the development of sediment-transport, sea-level rise, and storm-surge models. This 1/9-arc-second (approximately 3 meters) resolution model of Mobile Bay, Alabama was developed using multiple topographic and bathymetric datasets, collected on different dates. The topographic data were obtained primarily from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Elevation Dataset (NED) (http://ned.usgs.gov/) at 1/9-arc-second resolution; USGS Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL) data (2 meters) (http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/400/); and topographic lidar data (2 meters) and Compact Hydrographic Airborne Rapid Total Survey (CHARTS) lidar data (2 meters) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) (http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/coastallidar/). Bathymetry was derived from digital soundings obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geodas/geodas.html) and from water-penetrating lidar sources, such as EAARL and CHARTS. Mobile Bay is ecologically important as it is the fourth largest estuary in the United States. The Mobile and Tensaw Rivers drain into the bay at the northern end with the bay emptying into the Gulf of Mexico at the southern end. Dauphin Island (a barrier island) and the Fort Morgan Peninsula form the mouth of Mobile Bay. Mobile Bay is 31 miles (50 kilometers) long by a maximum width of 24 miles (39 kilometers) with a total area of 413 square miles (1,070 square kilometers). The vertical datum of the Mobile Bay topobathymetric model is the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). All the topographic datasets were originally referenced to NAVD 88 and no transformations were made to these input data. The NGDC hydrographic, multibeam, and trackline surveys were transformed from mean low water (MLW) or mean lower low water (MLLW) to NAVD 88 using VDatum (http://vdatum.noaa.gov). VDatum is a tool developed by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) that performs transformations among tidal, ellipsoid-based, geoid-based, and orthometric datums using calibrated hydrodynamic models. The vertical accuracy of the input topographic data varied depending on the input source. Because the input elevation data were derived primarily from lidar, the vertical accuracy ranges from 6 to 20 centimeters in root mean square error (RMSE). he horizontal datum of the Mobile Bay topobathymetric model is the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83), geographic coordinates. All the topographic and bathymetric datasets were originally referenced to NAD 83, and no transformations were made to the input data. The bathymetric surveys were downloaded referenced to NAD 83 geographic, and therefore no horizontal transformations were required. The topbathymetric model of Mobile Bay and detailed metadata can be obtained from the USGS Web sites: http://nationalmap.gov/.

Danielson, Jeffrey J.; Brock, John C.; Howard, Daniel M.; Gesch, Dean B.; Bonisteel-Cormier, Jamie M.; Travers, Laurinda J.

2013-01-01

168

AL State Profile. Alabama: Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE), 3rd Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides information about Alabama High School Graduation Exam, 3rd Edition, 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) Increase alignment of local curriculum…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

169

76 FR 36527 - Alabama Power Company (Alabama Power); Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...non-generation to 17,900 cubic feet per second (cfs) during generation. The Martin Dam Project...required to release a minimum flow of 1,200 cfs. Releases from Martin Dam are often necessary to maintain the 1,200-cfs minimum flow requirement. Alabama...

2011-06-22

170

Alabama Bound: Identifying Factors Associated with Secondary Education Students' Choice of Attending The University of Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alabama's primary competitor in recruiting is in-state rival Auburn University which lures away roughly one in eight of UA's admitted students. Two factors stand above all others in attracting students to UA--academic reputation and social activities reputation. Factors following distantly are a visit to the UA campus, financial assistance and the…

Acker, Jon Charles; Hughes, William W.; Fendley, William R., Jr.

2004-01-01

171

The Testing Behind the Test Facility: the Acoustic Design of the NASA Glenn Research Center's World-Class Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC) is leading the design and build of the new world-class vibroacoustic test capabilities at the NASA GRC s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.A. Benham Companies, LLC is currently constructing modal, base-shake sine and reverberant acoustic test facilities to support the future testing needs of NASA s space exploration program. The large Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) will be approximately 101,000 ft3 in volume and capable of achieving an empty chamber acoustic overall sound pressure level (OASPL) of 163 dB. This combination of size and acoustic power is unprecedented amongst the world s known active reverberant acoustic test facilities. The key to achieving the expected acoustic test spectra for a range of many NASA space flight environments in the RATF is the knowledge gained from a series of ground acoustic tests. Data was obtained from several NASA-sponsored test programs, including testing performed at the National Research Council of Canada s acoustic test facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and at the Redstone Technical Test Center acoustic test facility in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. The majority of these tests were performed to characterize the acoustic performance of the modulators (noise generators) and representative horns that would be required to meet the desired spectra, as well as to evaluate possible supplemental gas jet noise sources. The knowledge obtained in each of these test programs enabled the design of the RATF sound generation system to confidently advance to its final acoustic design and subsequent ongoing construction.

Hughes, William O.; McNelis, Mark E.; Hozman, Aron D.; McNelis, Anne M.

2010-01-01

172

The Testing Behind The Test Facility: The Acoustic Design of the NASA Glenn Research Center's World-Class Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC) is leading the design and build of the new world-class vibroacoustic test capabilities at the NASA GRC?s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Benham Companies, LLC is currently constructing modal, base-shake sine and reverberant acoustic test facilities to support the future testing needs of NASA?s space exploration program. T he large Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) will be approximately 101,000 ft3 in volume and capable of achieving an empty chamber acoustic overall sound pressure level (OASPL) of 163 dB. This combination of size and acoustic power is unprecedented amongst the world?s known active reverberant acoustic test facilities. The key to achieving the expected acoustic test spectra for a range of many NASA space flight environments in the RATF is the knowledge gained from a series of ground acoustic tests. Data was obtained from several NASA-sponsored test programs, including testing performed at the National Research Council of Canada?s acoustic test facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and at the Redstone Technical Test Center acoustic test facility in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. The majority of these tests were performed to characterize the acoustic performance of the modulators (noise generators) and representative horns that would be required to meet the desired spectra, as well as to evaluate possible supplemental gas jet noise sources. The knowledge obtained in each of these test programs enabled the design of the RATF sound generation system to confidently advance to its final acoustic de-sign and subsequent on-going construction.

Hughes, William O.; McNelis, Mark E.; McNelis, Anne M.

2011-01-01

173

The Testing Behind The Test Facility: The Acoustic Design of the NASA Glenn Research Center's World-Class Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC) is leading the design and build of the new world-class vibroacoustic test capabilities at the NASA GRC's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Benham Companies, LLC is currently constructing modal, base-shake sine and reverberant acoustic test facilities to support the future testing needs of NASA's space exploration program. The large Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) will be approximately 101,000 cu ft in volume and capable of achieving an empty chamber acoustic overall sound pressure level (OASPL) of 163 dB. This combination of size and acoustic power is unprecedented amongst the world's known active reverberant acoustic test facilities. The key to achieving the expected acoustic test spectra for a range of many NASA space flight environments in the RATF is the knowledge gained from a series of ground acoustic tests. Data was obtained from several NASA-sponsored test programs, including testing performed at the National Research Council of Canada's acoustic test facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and at the Redstone Technical Test Center acoustic test facility in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. The majority of these tests were performed to characterize the acoustic performance of the modulators (noise generators) and representative horns that would be required to meet the desired spectra, as well as to evaluate possible supplemental gas jet noise sources. The knowledge obtained in each of these test programs enabled the design of the RATF sound generation system to confidently advance to its final acoustic design and subsequent on-going construction.

Hozman, Aron D.; Hughes, William O.; McNelis, Mark E.; McNelis, Anne M.

2011-01-01

174

Groundwater quality at Alabama Plating and Vincent Spring, Vincent, Alabama, 2007–2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The former Alabama Plating site in Vincent, Alabama, includes the location where the Alabama Plating Company operated an electroplating facility from 1956 until 1986. The operation of the facility generated waste containing cyanide, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, zinc, and other heavy metals. Contamination resulting from the site operations was identified in groundwater, soil, and sediment. Vincent Spring, used as a public water supply by the city of Vincent, Alabama, is located about ½ mile southwest of the site. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conducted an investigation at Vincent Spring and the Alabama Plating site, Vincent, Alabama, during 2007–2008 to evaluate the groundwater quality and evaluate the potential effect of contaminated groundwater on the water quality of Vincent Spring. The results of the investigation will provide scientific data and information on the occurrence, fate, and transport of contaminants in the water resources of the area and aid in the evaluation of the vulnerability of the public water supply to contamination. Samples were analyzed to evaluate the water quality at the former plating site, investigate the presence of possible contaminant indicators at Vincent Spring, and determine the usefulness of stable isotopes and geochemical properties in understanding groundwater flow and contaminant transport in the area. Samples collected from 16 monitor wells near the plating site and Vincent Spring were analyzed for major constituents, trace metals, nutrients, and the stable isotopes for hydrogen (2H/H) and oxygen (18O/16O). Groundwater collected from Vincent Spring was characterized as a calcium-magnesium-bicarbonate water type with total dissolved solids concentrations ranging from 110 to 120 milligrams per liter and pH ranging from about 7.5 to 7.9 units. Groundwater chemistry at the monitor wells at the Alabama Plating site was highly variable by location and depth. Dissolved solids concentrations ranged from 28 to 2,880 milligrams per liter, and the water types varied from calcium-magnesium-bicarbonate-chloride, to calcium-sulfate or calcium-magnesium-sulfate, to sodium-chloride water types. The stable isotope ratios for hydrogen (2H/H) and oxygen (18O/16O) for water from the monitor wells and from Vincent Spring, based on a single sampling event, can be separated into three groups: (1) Vincent Spring, (2) monitor wells MW03 and MW28, and (3) the remaining Alabama Plating monitor wells. The geochemical and stable isotope analyses indicate that water from Vincent Spring is distinct from water from the Alabama Plating monitor wells; however, this evaluation is based on a single sampling event. Although the water from Vincent Spring, for this sampling event, is different and does not seem to be affected by contaminated groundwater from the Alabama Plating site, additional hydrologic and water-quality data are needed to fully identify flow paths, the potential for contaminant transport, and water-quality changes through time.

Bradley, Michael W.; Gill, Amy C.

2014-01-01

175

14. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Southern RR at ...  

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

14. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Southern RR at Epes Alabama Great Southern RR bridge. View from S. Copy of photo taken in 1922 by Jack Donnell, Columbus, Ms. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms., Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

176

Collaborative for Alabama Urban School Educators. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of Project CAUSE (Collaborative for Alabama Urban School Educators) as explained in section I of this report was to get educators in the Birmingham and Mobile school systems, in the Alabama State Department of Education, and in the Appalachia Educational Laboratory to (1) collaborate in identifying and solving problems; and (2)…

Scott, Marie; Guy, R. Meade

177

The Alabama College System Statistical Profiles, 1992-93.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to communicate information to the public and to assist decision-makers at Alabama's two-year colleges in making institutional comparisons, this document provides a systemwide profile for 1992-93 of the state's public two-year colleges and profiles of Athens State College (ASC) and the Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute…

Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.

178

Workforce 21: A Strategic Plan for Developing Alabama's Workforce.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under the direction and leadership of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and the Alabama Department of Education, Workforce 21 was created as a response to the lack of skilled workers necessary to fill high-skill, high-wage jobs of the 21st century. More than 600 Alabamians representing industry, labor, parents, students,…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

179

A Study of School Size among Alabama's Public High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the size of Alabama's public high schools, selected school quality and financial indicators, and their students' performance on standardized exams. When the socioeconomic level of the student bodies is held constant, the size of high schools in Alabama has relatively little…

Lindahl, Ronald A.; Cain, Patrick M., Sr.

2012-01-01

180

25. VIEW OF ALABAMA (ALABAMIAN) FROM OFF PORT BOW; VESSEL ...  

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

25. VIEW OF ALABAMA (ALABAMIAN) FROM OFF PORT BOW; VESSEL AT ANCHOR ON STATION IN GULF OF MEXICO WITH MOTOR BOAT TIED AT STERN Original 4-3/4'x6-3/4' photograph taken c. 1930? - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

181

24. STARBOARD PROFILE OF ALABAMA (ALABAMIAN); VESSEL AT ANCHOR ON ...  

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

24. STARBOARD PROFILE OF ALABAMA (ALABAMIAN); VESSEL AT ANCHOR ON STATION IN GULF OF MEXICO WITH MOTOR BOAT TIED AT STERN Original 4-3/4'x6-3/4' photograph taken c. 1930? - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

182

23. VIEW FROM STARBOARD BOW OF ALABAMA AS 'ALABAMIAN.' Uncopyrighted ...  

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

23. VIEW FROM STARBOARD BOW OF ALABAMA AS 'ALABAMIAN.' Uncopyrighted 3-1/2'x5-5/8' postcard; image taken on station in Gulf of Mexico, c. 1930? - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

183

The Rural Alabama Pregnancy and Infant Health (RAPIH) Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of the Rural Alabama Pregnancy and Infant Health (RAPIH) Program was evaluated in relation to prenatal care, birth outcome measures, and several child health and home environment outcomes. Begun in 1983, RAPIH targets poor rural blacks in three of west-central Alabama's poorest counties, where economic conditions and infant mortality…

Leeper, J. D.; And Others

184

2012 Alabama Lunabotics Systems Engineering Paper  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Excavation will hold a key role for future lunar missions. NASA has stated that "advances in lunar regolith mining have the potential to significantly contribute to our nation's space vision and NASA space exploration operations." [1]. The Lunabotics Mining Competition is an event hosted by NASA that is meant to encourage "the development of innovative lunar excavation concepts from universities which may result in clever ideas and solutions which could be applied to an actual lunar excavation device or payload." [2]. Teams entering the competition must "design and build a remote controlled or autonomous excavator, called a lunabot, that can collect and deposit a minimum of 10 kilograms of lunar simulant within 10 minutes." [2]. While excavation will play an important part in lunar missions, there will still be many other tasks that would benefit from robotic assistance. An excavator might not be as well suited for these tasks as other types of robots might be. For example a lightweight rover would do well with reconnaissance, and a mobile gripper arm would be fit for manipulation, while an excavator would be comparatively clumsy and slow in both cases. Even within the realm of excavation it would be beneficial to have different types of excavators for different tasks, as there are on Earth. The Alabama Lunabotics Team at the University of Alabama has made it their goal to not only design and build a robot that could compete in the Lunabotics Mining Competition, but would also be a multipurpose tool for future NASA missions. The 2010-2011 resulting robot was named the Modular Omnidirectional Lunar Excavator (MOLE). Using the Systems Engineering process and building off of two years of Lunabotics experience, the 20ll-2012 Alabama Lunabotics team (Team NASACAR) has improved the MOLE 1.0 design and optimized it for the 2012 Lunabotics Competition rules [I]. A CAD model of MOLE 2.0 can be seen below in Fig. 1.

Baker, Justin; Ricks, Kenneth; Hull, Bethanne J.

2012-01-01

185

Can Third Graders Make Learning Centers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article describes the Tuscaloosa County class for 16 primary gifted students in Northport, Alabama. It is explained that the students designed learning centers based on their own interests. Outlined is the sequential plan developed for researching and developing the learning centers. (SBH)

Alexander, Frances

1979-01-01

186

Flood of April 13, 1980, Mobile, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents basic data collected during the flood of April 13, 1980, in Mobile, Alabama. The data consists of high-water marks, accumulative rainfall, peak discharge at local gaging stations, hydrographs of discharge and rainfall, and photographs at various locations taken during and immediately after the flood. The report presented in map-series and lists data that are readily usable by local planners and developers. During th afternoon of April 13, 1980, the National Weather Service at Mobile recorded a total of 10.4 inches of rainfall. Immediately after the flood approximately 60 to 70 percent of the roads in the Mobile area were impassable. (USGS)

Hannum, Curtis H.; Nelson, George H., Jr.

1980-01-01

187

Reservoir characterization of the Smackover Formation in southwest Alabama  

SciTech Connect

The Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation is found in an arcuate belt in the subsurface from south Texas to panhandle Florida. The Smackover is the most prolific hydrocarbon-producing formation in Alabama and is an important hydrocarbon reservoir from Florida to Texas. In this report Smackover hydrocarbon reservoirs in southwest Alabama are described. Also, the nine enhanced- and improved-recovery projects that have been undertaken in the Smackover of Alabama are evaluated. The report concludes with recommendations about potential future enhanced- and improved-recovery projects in Smackover reservoirs in Alabama and an estimate of the potential volume of liquid hydrocarbons recoverable by enhanced- and improved-recovery methods from the Smackover of Alabama.

Kopaska-Merkel, D.C.; Hall, D.R.; Mann, S.D.; Tew, B.H.

1993-02-01

188

Sweet Home Alabama: Hot Spot for Phylogeography  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Phylogeographers use molecular methods to map herpetological biodiversity in the heart of Dixie. In the mid-1990s, the diversity of freshwater fishes, snails, mussels, and turtles endemic to the waterways of Alabama and neighboring states prompted biologists to call for more attention to the region. They noted that conservation measures there were not comparable to efforts being made in tropical locations, even though the aquatic systems of Alabama qualified as hot spots. Now, using molecular methods, phylogeographers are documenting and expanding the understanding of the amphibian biodiversity of the regionâÂÂand continuing to call for conservation. Researchers in the field of phylogeography, founded two decades ago, use such strategies as ecological niche modeling and gene sequencing to map where species occur and to determine how they vary genetically across their range. Comparative phylogeographers then look for common genetic breaks across various species. By mapping breaks for many species across a landscape, researchers gain clues about when adaptations may have occurred and what may have prompted them.

Amy Mayer (freelancer;)

2009-04-01

189

77 FR 44238 - Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Alabama  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Notice is hereby given that the State of Alabama is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Alabama has adopted the following rule: Public Notification Rule. EPA has determined that Alabama's rule is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State of Alabama's Public Water System Supervision......

2012-07-27

190

Geoscience research databases for coastal Alabama ecosystem management  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Effective management of complex coastal ecosystems necessitates access to scientific knowledge that can be acquired through a multidisciplinary approach involving Federal and State scientists that take advantage of agency expertise and resources for the benefit of all participants working toward a set of common research and management goals. Cooperative geostatic investigations have led toward building databases of fundamental scientific knowledge that can be utilized to manage coastal Alabama's natural and future development. These databases have been used to assess the occurrence and economic potential of hard mineral resources in the Alabama EFZ, and to support oil spill contingency planning and environmental analysis for coastal Alabama.

Hummell, Richard, L.

1995-01-01

191

Low-flow characteristics of Alabama streams  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A new procedure for estimating the 7-day, 2-year and the 7-day, 10-year low flow of ungaged Alabama streams is based on geology, drainage area, and mean annual precipitation. One equation for each of the two low-flow frequencies applies statewide to all natural flow streams; the equations do not apply to streams where flow is significantly altered by activities of man. The standard error of estimate of each equation based on map values is 40 percent for 7-day, 2-year low flow and 44 percent for 7-day, 10-year low flow. The rate of streamflow recession is used to account for the effects of geology on low flow. Streamflow recession rate depends primarily on transmissivity and storage characteristics of the aquifers, and average distance from stream channels to divides. Relations of low-flow discharge to geology, drainage area, and mean annual precipitation were analyzed by multiple regression techniques.

Bingham, Roy H.

1982-01-01

192

Site Investigation Report for Fort McClellan, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the findings of environmental investigations at 17 sites identified by USAEC at Fort McClellan, Alabama. The investigated sites included 12 former chemical warfare agent (CWA) training areas, 2 possible chemical munitions disposal ar...

C. S. Manikas

1993-01-01

193

Regional assessment of nonforestry related biomass resources: Alabama  

SciTech Connect

This document is a collection of spreadsheets detailing on a county by county basis the agricultural crop, agricultural wastes, municipal wastes and industrial wastes of Alabama that are potential biomass energy sources.

Not Available

1988-11-01

194

8. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of ...  

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

8. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of U.S. 11, N of Epes Southern RR. lift span, from SW. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

195

11. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of ...  

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

11. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of U.S. 11 N of Epes Southern RR. lift span, S tower. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, MS. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

196

Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Alabama Tar Sands.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The tar sand deposits of northwest Alabama contain large reserves of oil, part of which may one day be tapped to supplement conventional oil production. The largest reserves occur in the Hartselle Sandstone and Price Mountain Formation, both of Mississipp...

G. V. Wilson

1983-01-01

197

Photocopy of a Photograph, Alabama Archives: circa 189798. VIEW LOOKING ...  

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

Photocopy of a Photograph, Alabama Archives: circa 1897-98. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST - Louisville & Nashville Railroad, Union Station Train Shed, Water Street, opposite Lee Street, Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL

198

Alabama: A Successful Home-Based Business Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service transformed a traditional textile/clothing program into a home-based business program. It was delivered by multiple methods including meetings, printed materials, audiovisual resources, and, in the second phase, videoconferencing. (SK)

Centrallo, Carol B.

1999-01-01

199

Basewide Energy Systems Plan, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Included in this summary are the results of the Basewide Energy Systems Plan for Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. This plan includes an analysis and recommendation of energy conservation projects for the reduction of the installation's present energy consumptio...

1983-01-01

200

78 FR 75306 - Television Broadcasting Services; Birmingham, Alabama  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Alabama Educational Television Commission (``AETC...petitions for rulemaking by television stations seeking channel...Denysyk@fcc.gov, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600...Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Television. Federal Communications...Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau. Proposed...

2013-12-11

201

76 FR 27740 - Alabama Disaster Number AL-00036  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1971-DR), dated 04/28/ 2011. Incident: Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2011 and continuing. Effective Date:...

2011-05-12

202

75 FR 27844 - Alabama Disaster Number AL-00031  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for Public Assistance Only for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1908-DR), dated 05/03/2010. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/24/2010 through 04/25/2010. DATES: Effective...

2010-05-18

203

76 FR 27139 - Alabama Disaster Number AL-00036  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1971-DR), dated 04/28/ 2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2011 and continuing. Effective Date:...

2011-05-10

204

76 FR 30225 - Alabama Disaster Number AL-00037  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for Public Assistance Only for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1971-DR), dated 05/10/2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2011 and continuing. Effective Date:...

2011-05-24

205

The Distribution of Mud Crabs (Xanthidae) in Alabama Estuaries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Xanthid mud crabs are abundant associates of Alabama oyster reefs. Their distribution is affected by salinity, substrate, and water quality. The crabs appear to function as commensals and scavengers rather than predators of oysters.

E. B. May

1974-01-01

206

Investigation using data in Alabama from ERTS-A  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There are no author-identified significant results in this report. Brief summaries are presented of accomplishments by the state of Alabama in the areas of: (1) investigation of environmental factors; (2) land use compilation; (3) data processing for land use compilation; (4) photo-reproduction and unsupervised land use classification from digital tape; (5) data collection buoys; and (6) activities of the Geological Survey of Alabama.

Henry, H. R. (principal investigator)

1972-01-01

207

Topographic data of selected areas along the Alabama River near Montgomery, Alabama, collected using mobile terrestrial light detection and ranging (T-LiDAR) technology  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Topographic data at selected areas within the Alabama River flood plain near Montgomery, Alabama, were collected using a truck-mounted mobile terrestrial light detection and ranging system. These data were collected for inclusion in a flood inundation model developed by the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama. Data are presented as ArcGIS point shapefiles with the extension .shp.

Kimbrow, D. R.

2014-01-01

208

40 CFR 81.68 - Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Southern Mississippi Interstate Air Quality...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Southern Mississippi...Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Southern Mississippi...Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Gulfport...

2009-07-01

209

40 CFR 81.68 - Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Southern Mississippi Interstate Air Quality...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Southern Mississippi...Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Southern Mississippi...Mobile (Alabama)-Pensacola-Panama City (Florida)-Gulfport...

2010-07-01

210

An achievement of professional, public, and patient education: the design and evaluation of a comprehensive cancer control plan for Alabama.  

PubMed

This Alabama statewide cancer control plan for 2011-2015 seeks to build on the successes of two previous 5-year plans while developing new objectives that address cancer disparities and cancer prevention over the entire lifespan. The approach to defining objectives for this Plan was systematic and sought input from all members of the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (ACCCC). The Plan that was fashioned is based on input from academic medical centers, private physicians, government agencies, regulatory agencies, health societies, private citizens, and cancer survivors, all of whom are active Coalition members who exchange information, opinions, and knowledge from their respective points of view. The Plan could not have taken shape without the full input of health professionals, statisticians, graduate students, former patients, and concerned citizens; it is truly an example of the synergy of professional, public, and patient education. PMID:22528631

Litton, Allison; Waterbor, John W; Chapman, Kathryn; Abdullah, Farhan; Thomas, Scott; Desmond, Renee A

2012-06-01

211

Alabama's Education Coalition Focuses on Supporting the State's Math, Science and Technology Initiative and on Building Distance Learning Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alabama Math Science Technology Educational Coalition (AMSTEC) was formed as a non-profit after a 1998 NASA Linking Leaders program brought in education and corporate leaders to address systemic education reform in Alabama public schools. AMSTEC was instrumental in the creation of the Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI), a K-12 program designed using data from national and international research and local teacher survey. In the face of dwindling government support in a state ranked last in education funding, AMSTEC believes that its best hope for improved STEM education lies in strengthening its community/industry partnerships and building upon the Department of Education's newly created AMSTI program. NASA's GLOBE program is the primary earth science education component being integrated into AMSTI. AMSTI is structured to provide teachers with (1) the materials, equipment, technology and supplies necessary to deliver high quality, inquiry-based instruction; (2) professional development linked directly to the educational resources with the intent of strengthening content knowledge, instructional strategies, and use of assessment tools; and (3) on-site support and mentoring throughout the year in the interest of achieving these goals. Roles for community partners to support these objectives far exceed that of mere funding - especially in the area of mentoring and professional development. Currently, AMSTEC consists of 100+ members including classroom teachers and district officers, education department representatives from higher educational institutions, policy makers and administrators, and government and industry representatives. AMSTEC remains partially tied to NASA fiscally and is administratively housed by the National Space Science and Technology Center's Earth System Science Center. AMSTEC's partnership emphasis is focused on increasing corporate and industry participation to support the implementation of AMSTI and its hub-site-based program. Future foci for AMSTEC are development and implementation of distance learning programs across Alabama's K-12 public schools.

Denson, R. L.

2003-12-01

212

78 FR 21924 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Jordan Dam Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Coosa River in Chilton, Coosa, and Elmore Counties, Alabama. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C....

2013-04-12

213

76 FR 30328 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application For Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...November 12, 2010 and supplemented April 14, 2011. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Coosa River Project. f. Location: Logan Martin Development in Elmore and Talladega Counties, Alabama. g. Filed Pursuant...

2011-05-25

214

78 FR 35015 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Date Filed: April 16, 2013. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Coosa River Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: Coosa River near the city of Gadsden, in Etowah County, in northeastern Alabama. g. Filed...

2013-06-11

215

78 FR 30297 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Project No: 2146-139. c. Date Filed: March 19, 2013. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Coosa River Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: Lake Logan Martin in Talladega County, Alabama. g. Filed Pursuant to:...

2013-05-22

216

76 FR 14611 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama; 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Mobile, and Columbus areas. This Web site can be accessed at: http://adem.alabama.gov/programs/air/airquality.cnt. EPA has made the preliminary determination that Alabama's SIP and practices adequately demonstrate the State's...

2011-03-17

217

33 CFR 165.836 - Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, Alabama, Captain of the Port.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, Alabama, Captain... § 165.836 Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, Alabama, Captain...permission of the COTP Mobile or a designated...representative to enter the security zone...

2010-07-01

218

33 CFR 165.836 - Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, Alabama, Captain of the Port.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, Alabama, Captain... § 165.836 Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, Alabama, Captain...permission of the COTP Mobile or a designated...representative to enter the security zone...

2009-07-01

219

Uruguay Round: Opportunities for State Exports. Uruguay Round State Highlights. Volume 1. Alabama-Indiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1993, Alabama recorded merchandise exports of $2.5 billion. The state's top three export markets in 1993 were Canada, Japan, and Mexico. Alabama boosted export sales of a range of manufactured products over the 1987-93 period.

1994-01-01

220

77 FR 38796 - Alabama Power Company; Holt Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Revised Restricted Service List for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Alabama] Alabama Power Company; Holt Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Revised Restricted...issuance of a new license for the Holt Hydroelectric Project No. 2203. The programmatic...restricted service list for the Holt Hydroelectric Project. On June 21, 2012, the...

2012-06-29

221

Assessment of Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Autauga Creek Watershed, Autauga County, Alabama, 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Only four families within the Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera orders were found during a 1999 survey of aquatic macroinvertebrates in Autauga Creek, Autauga County, Alabama, by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. The low number of t...

A. C. Gill W. S. Moody

2011-01-01

222

Children in Need of Supervision (CHINS): A New Concept in Alabama Law.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes youth affected by a provision in the Alabama Judicial Code called CHINS -- Children in Need of Supervision. It addresses the personnel in Alabama's public and private agencies at all levels, such as judges, juvenile probation officer...

M. R. Lewis

1977-01-01

223

Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, Perdido Key Beach Mouse and Alabama Beach Mouse Recovery Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The old field mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) is distributed throughout northeastern Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. Certain subspecies occur on beaches and dunes of the Atlantic coast of Florida and the Gulf Coast of Alabama and...

1987-01-01

224

Synoptic water-level measurements of the Upper Floridan aquifer in Florida and parts of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama, May-June 2010  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water levels for the Upper Floridan aquifer were measured throughout Florida and in parts of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama in May-June 2010. These measurements were compiled for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Floridan Aquifer System Groundwater Availability Study and conducted as part of the USGS Groundwater Resources Program. Data were collected by personnel from the USGS Florida Water Science Center, Georgia Water Science Center, South Carolina Water Science Center and several state and county agencies in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama using standard techniques. Data collected by USGS personnel are stored in the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS), Groundwater Site-Inventory System (GWSI). Furnished records from cooperators are stored in NWIS/GWSI when possible, but are available from the source agency.

Kinnaman, Sandra L.

2012-01-01

225

Geomorphology of coastal sand dunes, Baldwin County, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Alabama's coastal eolian deposits are primarily vegetated dunes that are exemplified by sand ridges with flat to undulating upper surfaces and continuous irregular crests. Dune fields occur along Morgan peninsula between the foredune line and Little Lagoon and the Mobile Bay area. These dune fields consist primarily of one or more continuous ridges that parallel the coast and are generally vegetaed to grassy. Washover of the beach and backshore during Hurricane Frederic (1979) and subsequent smaller scale storms resulted in significant erosion of many of Alabama's dune fields. The primary dunes or foredunes are beginning to recover from the effects of these storms; however, numerous breaks in the primary dune line are present. Sand dunes in coastal Alabama provide protection against storm-generated waves and washover. The foredunes are protected by adherence to a Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) or construction setback line identified by markers along coastal Baldwin County.

Bearden, Bennett, L.; Hummell, Richard, L.; Mink, Robert, M.

1989-01-01

226

Reporting on the Holocaust: the view from Jim Crow Alabama.  

PubMed

The press in Alabama covered major events taking place in Germany from the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in 1933 through the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. Journalists in the state provided extensive coverage, and editors did not hesitate to opine on the persecution of the Jews in Europe. Yet, Alabama’s white-run press failed in the end to explain the events as a singularly Jewish tragedy. The state’s black-run press, for its part, used the news of the mass killings of the Jews to warn against the dangers of conceptions of racial superiority—a primary concern for black southerners living in the Jim Crow South. PMID:22073444

Puckett, Dan J

2011-01-01

227

77 FR 36274 - Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Alabama  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Notice is hereby given that the State of Alabama is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Alabama has adopted the following rules: Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, and Stage 2 Disinfection/Disinfection Byproducts Rule. EPA has determined that Alabama's rules are no less stringent than the corresponding......

2012-06-18

228

Model Collaborative Intervention Project for Hearing Impaired Elderly in Rural Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Purpose of the project was to implement a model hearing screening program for the elderly in rural Alabama. It was conducted jointly by the UAB and the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission AAA, and the Alabama Institute for the De...

D. G. Folks

1992-01-01

229

Blacks in Alabama; A Study of Selected Characteristics: Population, Place of Residence, Sex, Age.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using 1970 Federal Census data, this paper analyzes selected characteristics of the black population in Alabama, focusing on the following categories: (1) blacks in Alabama counties; (2) urban and rural blacks; and (3) blacks in Alabama by sex and age. Special emphasis is placed on producing and interpreting data by which postsecondary education…

Jones, Alice; Diener, Thomas

230

Integrated Distribution Management System for Alabama Principal Investigator  

SciTech Connect

Southern Company Services, under contract with the Department of Energy, along with Alabama Power, Alstom Grid (formerly AREVA T&D) and others moved the work product developed in the first phase of the Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) from “Proof of Concept” to true deployment through the activity described in this Final Report. This Project – Integrated Distribution Management Systems in Alabama – advanced earlier developed proof of concept activities into actual implementation and furthermore completed additional requirements to fully realize the benefits of an IDMS. These tasks include development and implementation of a Distribution System based Model that enables data access and enterprise application integration.

Schatz, Joe

2013-03-31

231

General George C. Marshall  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Marshall Space Flight Center, a NASA field installation, was established at Huntsville, Alabama, in 1960. The Center was named in honor of General George C. Marshall, the Army Chief of Staff during World War II, Secretary of State, and Nobel Prize Wirner for his world-renowned Marshall Plan.

2004-01-01

232

General George C. Marshall  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a portrait of General George C. Marshall in Army uniform. The Marshall Space Flight Center, a NASA field installation, was established in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1960. The Center was named in honor of General George C. Marshall, the Army Chief of Staff during World War II, Secretary of State, and Nobel Prize Wirner for his world-renowned Marshall Plan.

2004-01-01

233

Water EducaTion for Alabama's Black Belt (WET Alabama): Facilitating Scientific Understanding of the Hydrologic Cycle in Low-Resource Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Youth, as future citizens, play an important role in obtaining and maintaining water resources. Water EducaTion for Alabama's Black Belt (WET Alabama) provides off-campus environmental and water-education activities designed to increase the appreciation, knowledge, conservation, and protection of water resources by middle-school teachers and children from predominantly African-American families in some of Alabama's poorest counties. The project is structured around

L. W. Wolf; M. Lee; K. Stone

2008-01-01

234

33 CFR 334.782 - SUPSHIP Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi, Detachment Mobile, Alabama at AUSTAL, USA, Mobile...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Mobile, Alabama at AUSTAL, USA, Mobile, Alabama; restricted...Mobile, Alabama at AUSTAL, USA, Mobile, Alabama; restricted...navigable waters of the United States, as defined at 33 CFR...area identified as AUSTAL, USA and the mean high water level within a...

2013-07-01

235

Marketing Education. Alabama Course of Study. Bulletin 1990, No. 55.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course of study provides a framework for the content of a program in marketing education as part of the Alabama vocational education program. The course of study was designed to assist educators in developing and maintaining high quality vocational programs and to ensure uniformity of vocational programs. Following a description of the…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

236

Emergent spatial pattern of herpetofauna in Alabama, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyzing spatial pattern of regional biodiversity and its relationships with environmental factors is important for biodiversity conservation at large scales. The emergent spatial pattern of herpetofauna in Alabama is examined by combining thousands of historical records from 132 species of 24 families and environmental conditions. Our results indicate that species richness of herpetofauna increases with the increase of latitude, while

Xiongwen Chen; Yong Wang

237

Sampling Fish Populations in the Coosa River, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fish populations were sampled in two quarter-mile sections of the Coosa River near Childersburg, Alabama, during July and August, 1949. Sampling was done with hoop nets, wire baskets, and rotenone. In addition, the catch of a permanent fish trap was observed. The selectivity and limitations of each of these sampling methods are discussed. Since the methods used were to an

Donald C. Scott

1951-01-01

238

Back to the Basics: Birmingham, Alabama, Measurement and Scale  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Back to the Basics: Birmingham, Alabama" is the fourth in a series of workshops that focus on teaching foundational map reading and spatial differentiation skills. It is the second published exercise from the Back to the Basics series developed by the Wetland Education through Maps and Aerial Photography (WETMAAP) Program (see "Journal of…

Handley, Lawrence R.; Lockwood, Catherine M.; Handley, Nathan

2005-01-01

239

Smoking, Sociodemographic Determinants, and Stress in the Alabama Black Belt  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: In the Alabama Black Belt, poverty is high, and the educational level is low. Studies have found increased tobacco use among individuals exposed to high levels of stress. Few studies have been conducted in this region to measure smoking status, its sociodemographic determinants, and how smoking status relates to stressful environmental…

Shuaib, Faisal; Foushee, H. R.; Ehiri, John; Bagchi, Suparna; Baumann, Angela; Kohler, Connie

2011-01-01

240

Spatial pattern of wildfire occurrences in Alabama, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identifying the spatial pattern of wildfire occurrences and its relationships with environmental and social conditions at a state and county scale may help to reinforce strategic and diverse solutions in wildfire and land management throughout different environmental conditions and management practices. In this study, a dataset of wildfire occurrences from 1999 to 2004 in Alabama, USA, was used to analyze

Xiongwen Chen

2007-01-01

241

Parables and Politics: Clergy Attitudes toward Illegal Immigration in Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The passage of a stringent immigration law in Alabama in 2011 makes relevant the juxtaposition of clergy and congregant attitudes and behaviors toward illegal immigrants as related to Biblical teachings that require charity to aliens. In order to examine the relationship between religious attitudes and illegal immigration, approximately 426…

Wickersham, Mary Eleanor

2013-01-01

242

Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Annual Report, 1993-94.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education describes new academic programs approved, allied health programs, off-campus instruction, computer-based articulation, rising junior exam, the Academic Common Market, educational technologies, Governor's Conference on Higher Education, Eminent Scholars Program, Meharry Medical…

Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.

243

Recovery of Heavy Minerals from Alabama Sand and Gravel Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A study was made of 25 samples from 15 Alabama sand and gravel operations to determine their heavy mineral content. All of the samples contained some heavy minerals (4 to 188 pounds per ton), and 80 percent contained 20 or more pounds of heavy minerals pe...

G. V. Sullivan J. S. Browning

1970-01-01

244

9. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of ...  

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

9. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of U.S. 11 N of Epes Southern RR. lift span, view from S approach. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

245

10. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of ...  

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

10. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of U.S. 11 of Epes Wouthern RR. lift span, wide=angle view from SW. bank. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

246

12. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of ...  

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

12. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just N of U.S. 11 N of Epes Southern RR. lift span, wide angle side view from SE. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

247

Comprehension Strategies: Grades K-1. Alabama Reading Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This inservice professional development module, part of the Alabama Reading Initiative, presents research summaries, notes for presenters, and activities. The Comprehension Strategies module explains the process of building comprehension in readers so that they read for meaning and understanding. There are six interferences to comprehension that…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

248

Comprehension Strategies: Grades 2-3. Alabama Reading Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This inservice professional development module, part of the Alabama Reading Initiative, presents research summaries, notes for presenters, and activities. The Comprehension Strategies module explains the process of building comprehension in readers so that they read for meaning and understanding. There are six interferences to comprehension that…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

249

Industrial X-Ray Study in Jefferson County, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

A field study concerned with the education and experience background of operators of industrial x-ray equipment was conducted in Jefferson County, Alabama. The study included physical surveys of 21 industrial units and background data on operators, supervisors, and safety directors in eight industries. The procedure used is described along with findings of background and physical survey data and conclusions are

Edgar F. Seagle; Kelly G. Sauer; Frank E. Russey

1966-01-01

250

An Analysis of Optometric Practices in Rural Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-nine Alabama optometric practices were studied using an optometrist survey, one-week patient flow analysis, and audit of patient records. Results indicate some special facets of the rural practices that may require a different kind of educational preparation. (MSE)

Wild, Bradford W.; Maisiak, Richard

1981-01-01

251

Floods of July 1956 in Clarke County, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A weak tropical disturbance formed just off the coast of Alabama on July 5, 1956. Moving inland over the southeastern part of the State, the storm produced heavy rains on the 7th and the morning of the 8th before it dissipated and moved out toward the north.

Peirce, L. B.

1957-01-01

252

Alabama District Improves by Sharpening Data and Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When students already are achieving at high levels, it can be easy for teachers to become complacent. However, Mountain Brook Schools in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, has developed a culture committed to continuous improvement that has resulted in an excellent system becoming outstanding. The key is professional development. Professional learning…

Newman, Jane L.

2006-01-01

253

Tin mineralization and related geology, Coosa County, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

The Alabama tin belt was studied to determine the relationship of the tin mineralization to the deformational history and igneous intrusives of the area. Studies included thin section modal analyses, polished section observations, biotite and feldspar mineral separate analyses, whole rock major- and minor-element analyses, quantitative Sn determination in rock and mineral samples, and electron-microprobe mineral analyses. (ACR)

Schrader, E.L.; Tull, J.F.; Stow, S.H.

1981-02-01

254

Waste Disposal Inventory for Mississippi-Alabama Coastal Counties.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this report is to determine the physical magnitudes of air, water, and solid waste pollution generated through the economic activities of the coastal region of Mississippi and Alabama. It is a joint effort undertaken by two separate study g...

E. Nissan D. C. Williams B. M. Brister R. G. Nelson W. E. Hardy

1980-01-01

255

Oral Language & Vocabulary Development: Grades K-1. Alabama Reading Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This inservice professional development module, part of the Alabama Reading Initiative, presents research summaries, notes for presenters, and activities. The Oral Language and Vocabulary module elaborates on a student's comprehension of text as it relates to the overlap between the student's system of language and the author's system of language.…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

256

Sea-Level Rise Visualization for Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an interactive map that illustrates the scale of potential flooding in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida due to projected sea level rise. It is a collaborative project of NOAA Sea Grant Consortium and U.S.G.S. It is a pilot project, so there is some possibility that the resource may not be maintained over time.

Center, Noaa C.; Consortium, Mississippi-Alabama S.; Survey, U. S.; Usgs

257

Geology and Geomorphology of the Coastal Counties in Mississippi - Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The geological units that form the surface of coastal counties in Mississippi and Alabama range in age from the late Pliocene Epoch (3.4 million years ago) to the present. The oldest unit that is exposed in the area that roughly includes the Tidal Fringe Marsh environment is the Citronelle Formation (Figure 1). It consists mostly of sand and silt, with

Keil Schmid; Ervin Otvos

258

Cardboard Houses with Wings: The Architecture of Alabama's Rural Studio  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Rural Studio, an outreach program of Auburn University, designs innovative houses for poor people living in Alabama's Hale County by using "junk" such as car windshields, carpet tiles, baled cardboard, and old license plates. The article theorizes this particular architecture in terms of Critical Regionalism, developed by Tzonis/Lefaivre and…

Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten

2010-01-01

259

Day Care Training in Alabama: A Follow-Up Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports information gathered from 82 of the 1,056 child care workers who participated in the Alabama Statewide Day Care Training Project, the first comprehensive training program for child care providers in the state. The project sponsored training workshops in four regions of the state and included correspondence study as an option.…

Eddowes, E. Anne; Martin, Kathleen

260

76 FR 39149 - Alabama Disaster Number AL-00036  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1971-DR), dated 04/28/ 2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/15/2011 through 05/31/2011. Effective Date:...

2011-07-05

261

Performance of Virus Resistant Transgenic Yellow Summer Squash in Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Production of summer squash in Alabama and the southeastern United States is generally limited to spring and early summer due to the abundance of aphid transmitted viruses during the late summer and fall. Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV), Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV), and Papaya ring spot virus (PRSV) are the most common viruses affecting Cucurbits in

Edward J. Sikora; John F. Murphy; Jason Burkett

2006-01-01

262

Ground-water resources of the Alabama River Basin in Alabama; Subarea 8 of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basins  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Drought conditions in the 1980's focused attention on the multiple uses of the surface- and ground-water resources in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River basins in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. State and Federal agencies also have proposed projects that would require additional water resources and revise operating practices within the river basins. The existing and proposed water projects create conflicting demands for water by the States and emphasize the problem of water-resource allocation. This study was initiated to describe ground-water availability in the Alabama River basin of Alabama, Subarea 8 of the ACF and ACT River basins, and to estimate the possible effects of increased ground-water use within the basin. Subarea 8 encompasses about 6,750 square miles in the Coastal Plain physiographic province in central and southwestern Alabama. The Alabama River extends from the juncture of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near the city of Montgomery, to its juncture with the Tombigbee River, near the town of Calvert in Washington County. Subarea 8 includes the Cahaba River basin from the physiographic 'Fall Line' at the city of Centreville in Bibb County, to its mouth in Dallas County; and the Alabama River basin from near Montgomery to the Alabama River cutoff, about 6 miles northeast of its juncture with the Tombigbee River. The study area is underlain by sedimentary deposits of Cretaceous, Tertiary, and Quaternary ages. Major aquifers underlying Subarea 8 are, from shallowest to deepest, the Coastal lowlands aquifer system, the Floridan aquifer system, the Lisbon aquifer, The Nanafalia-Clayton aquifer, the Ripley aquifer, the Eutaw aquifer, and the Tuscaloosa aquifer. The conceptual model described for this study qualitatively subdivides the ground-water flow system into local (shallow), intermediate, and regional (deep) flow regimes. Ground-water discharge to tributaries mainly is from local and intermediate flow regimes and varies seasonally. The regional flow regime probably approximates steady- state conditions and discharges chiefly to major drains such as the Alabama River, and in upstream areas, to the Cahaba River. Ground-water discharge to major drains originates from all flow regimes. Mean-annual ground-water discharge to streams (baseflow) is considered to approximate the long-term, average recharge to ground water. The mean-annual baseflow was estimated using an automated hydrograph- separation method, and represents discharge from the local, intermediate, and regional flow regimes of the ground-water flow system. Mean-annual baseflow discharging from Subarea 8 was estimated to be 20,300 cubic feet per second. Mean-annual baseflow represented about 61 percent of total mean-annual stream discharge for the period of record. Estimated and measured stream discharge for selected sites on the Alabama River and its tributaries were compiled for the years 1941, 1954, and 1986, during which sustained droughts occurred throughout most of the ACF-ACT area. Stream discharges were assumed to be sustained entirely by baseflow during the latter periods of these droughts. Estimated baseflow near the end of the individual drought years was about 17 percent of the estimated mean-annual baseflow at the Alabama River cutoff, the most downstream point of Subarea 8. The potential exists for the development of ground-water resources on a regional scale throughout Subarea 8. Estimated ground-water use in 1990 was less than 1 percent of the estimated mean-annual baseflow, and about 2.4 percent of baseflow during the droughts of 1941, 1954, and 1986. Because ground-water use in Subareas 5 and 6 represents a relatively minor percentage of ground-water recharge, even a large increase in ground-water use in Subareas 5 and 6 in Georgia probably would have little effect on the quantity of ground water and surface water in Alabama. In addition, ground-water use in Subarea 3 in Georgia probably h

Kidd, Robert E.; Atkins, J. Brian; Scott, John C.

1997-01-01

263

Geohydrology and susceptibility of major aquifers to surface contamination in Alabama; area 10  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report delineates and describes the geohydrology and susceptibility of major aquifers to contamination in Area 10--Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington Counties in southwest Alabama. The major aquifers in the study area are the Nanafalia-Clayton, Lisbon, and Pliocene-Miocene aquifers of Tertiary age. The recharge areas for these aquifers generally coincide with their areas of use. Each aquifer is a source of public water supply in one or more of the three counties. All recharge areas for the major aquifers are susceptible to contamination from the surface. However, large parts of the recharge areas are rural areas that are used for timberlands, farms, and pastures; these areas have low potential for contamination and are several miles from pumping centers. (USGS)

DeJarnette, S. S.

1989-01-01

264

Geohydrology and susceptibility of major aquifers to surface contamination in Alabama; area 6  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report delineates and describes the geohyrology and susceptibility of the major aquifers to contamination in Area 6, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa Counties in west-central Alabama. The major aquifers in the study area are the Nanafalia, Eutaw, Gordo, and Coker aquifers of Tertiary and Cretaceous age. The recharge areas for one or more of these aquifers are in each of the five counties. East aquifer is a source of public water supply in one or more of the five counties. All recharge areas for the major aquifers are susceptible to contamination from the surface. However, large parts of the recharge areas are in rural settings that are used for timberlands, farms, and pastures, and are several miles from pumping centers; therefore, these areas are not highly susceptible to contamination. (USGS)

DeJarnette, S. S.; Crownover, J. E.

1987-01-01

265

Computer and photogrammetric general land use study of central north Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The object of this report is to acquaint potential users with two computer programs, developed at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center. They were used in producing a land use survey and maps of central north Alabama from Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) digital data. The report describes in detail the thought processes and analysis procedures used from the initiation of the land use study to its completion, as well as a photogrammetric study that was used in conjunction with the computer analysis to produce similar land use maps. The results of the land use demonstration indicate that, with respect to computer time and cost, such a study may be economically and realistically feasible on a statewide basis.

Jayroe, R. R.; Larsen, P. A.; Campbell, C. W.

1974-01-01

266

Proceedings of the 25th Rare Earth Research Conference, June 22-26, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2009, Vol. 488, Iss. 2, pp 491-656  

SciTech Connect

The program of the 25th Rare Earth Research Conference (RERC08) integrated basic and applied multidisciplinary research centered on the f-elements. Leading science was featured in the form of invited oral presentations and contributed posters on topics in f-element chemistry, physics, and material, earth, environmental, and biological sciences. The conference was held in Shelby Hall, located on The University of Alabama?s Tuscaloosa, AL campus. The final program and list of attendees is available at URL http://bama.ua.edu/~rdrogers/RERC08/.

Rogers, Robin D.

2009-12-04

267

Ground-Water Resources of the Coosa River Basin in Georgia and Alabama - Subarea 6 of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basins.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Drought conditions in the 1980's focused attention on the multiple uses of the surface- and ground-water resources in the Apalachicola- Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River basins in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. State ...

J. L. Robinson C. A. Journey J. B. Atkins

1996-01-01

268

Alabama Children: A Matter of Commitment and Priority. Special Report to Governor Fob James and the Alabama Legislature. Volume I and Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report in two volumes is the product of a year-long needs assessment undertaken by the Governor of Alabama's Commission for the Alabama Year of the Child. Volume I, which contains an overview and recommendations to the governor and the legislature, includes position papers and letters from the commission and interested citizens. These…

Ames, Bobbie H.

269

Mississippi/Alabama Pinnacle Trend Ecosystem Monitoring Final Synthesis Report  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This Final Synthesis Report summarizes a four-year program to characterize and monitor carbonate mounds on the Mississippi/Alabama outer continental shelf (OCS). The study area is shown in Fig.ES.1. The study was conducted by Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. and the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) of Texas A&M University (TAMU), for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Biological Resources Division.

Continental Shelf Associates, Inc.; Texas A&M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

2001-01-01

270

Roadless areas and biodiversity: a case study in Alabama, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Roadless areas are important for biodiversity maintenance and nature conservation but remain politically controversial due\\u000a to conflicting interests of conservation and development. In this study, we applied a recently developed index of roadless\\u000a volume (RV) across 67 counties of Alabama, USA as a case study to examine the relationships between roadless areas and local\\u000a species richness. Our results indicated that

Xiongwen Chen; Kathleen A. Roberts

2008-01-01

271

Frisco City sand: New Jurassic reservoir in southwest Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first commercial production of hydrocarbons from the Jurassic Haynesville Formation in southwestern Alabama was from the Frisco City field. The field currently produces 57.8° API gravity oil on 160-ac well spacing from a depth of approximately 12,000 ft. Perforations are in the Frisco City sand interval, in the lower part of the Haynesville Formation. Average porosity is 15% and

S. D. Mann; R. M. Mink; B. L. Bearden; R. D. Jr. Schneeflock

1989-01-01

272

Frisco City sandstone: Upper Jurassic play in southern Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Frisco City sandstone play in southern Alabama is an example of hydrocarbon entrapment on the flanks of basement erosional features, with principal reservoirs occurring in proximal alluvial-fan to marine shoreface facies. Productive fields are developed on four-way closures of complex geometry, with reservoir sandstones showing maximum thickness along the margins of basement highs that are roughly 1.3-5.18 km² in

S. L. Montgomery; L. R. Baria; C. R. Handford

1997-01-01

273

Solar-Heated Water at a Motel--Mobile, Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Solar-assisted hot-water system for a new 122-unit motor inn in Mobile, Alabama, generates more than half the energy needed for hot-water heating at motel each year. System consists of 93 flat-plate collectors, 2,500 gallon (9,500 1) insulated storage tank located outdoors, heat exchangers and controls. Electronic thermometers, measuring the temperatures at 22 locations monitor system performance.

1982-01-01

274

Temperate Pollen Genera in the Eocene (Claiborne) Flora, Alabama.  

PubMed

Pollen, spores, hystrichospherids, dinoflagellates, and the fresh-water alga Pediastrum occur in marine clays at the classic Claiborne Bluffs locality, Alabama. The presence of Ephedra pollen provides the first documented Tertiary record of this genus from the southeastern states. The occurrence of several characteristically temperate genera lends support to the idea that a deciduous hardwood forest was present in the Appalachian uplands during the Eocene. PMID:17813748

Gray, J

1960-09-23

275

The isolation of spiroplasmas from mosquitoes in Macon County, Alabama.  

PubMed

During the summer months of 1985, 1,298 adult mosquitoes comprising 21 species and 7 genera were collected in Macon County, Alabama. Mosquitoes were collected from four sections of the county with CO2-baited light traps. Spiroplasma cultures were isolated from two pools of 24 and 25 Aedes fulvus pallens, one pool of 22 Anopheles punctipennis and one pool of 7 Culex nigripalpus. Electron microscopic studies of the isolates revealed helical, wall-less cells. PMID:2904950

Shaikh, A A; Johnson, W E; Stevens, C; Tang, A Y

1987-06-01

276

32. PORT PROFILE OF THE ALABAMA. Uncopyrighted 31/4'x5'photograph taken by ...  

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

32. PORT PROFILE OF THE ALABAMA. Uncopyrighted 3-1/4'x5'photograph taken by Thigpen Photography, c. 1965. Written on back of photo: 'This is what the vessel looked like when I bought her in 1966 R.S. Douglas.' Also, stamped on back is: Thigpen Photography 1442 So. Beltline Highway Mobile, Alabama 46609 to reorder specify no. M7062-1 - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

277

The 1982 NASA/ASEE summer faculty fellowship research program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Aht NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Research Program conducted at the Marshall Space Flight Center by the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Ala. during the summer of 1982 is described. Abstracts of the Final Reports submitted by the Fellows detailing the results of their research are also presented.

1982-01-01

278

Observational and theoretical temperatures for a total lunar eclipse  

Microsoft Academic Search

Temperature profiles from seven regions of the Moon were recorded during a total eclipse using an infrared radiometer and telescope at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The eclipse was visible from this site from beginning to end. Target areas chosen range from mare areas to mountainous highlands. Theoretical temperature curves were calculated using a thermophysical model in

Walter F. Fountain; William L. Raine; James A. Fountain; B. P. Jones; J. R. Watkins

1976-01-01

279

Microgravity Materials Science Conference 2000, Volume 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is Volume 3 of 3 of the 2000 Microgravity Materials Science Conference that was held June 6-8 at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama. It was organized by the Microgravity Materials Science Discipline Working Group, sponsored by the Microgravity...

D. McCauley K. Murphy N. Bennett N. Ramachandran S. Poindexter

2001-01-01

280

Microgravity Materials Science Conference 2000, Volume 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is Volume 2 of 3 of the 2000 Microgravity Materials Science Conference that was held June 6-8 at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama. It was organized by the Microgravity Materials Science Discipline Working Group, sponsored by the Microgravity...

2001-01-01

281

Digital Simulation of an Aerospace Vehicle  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid development of computer technology and the creation of new engineering oriented languages have established that general purpose digital computers are increasingly suitable for simulation of the dynamics of large physical systems. In the Aerospace Vehicle Simulation (AVS) Program, an effort has been undertaken at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama, to simulate continuous and discrete dynamics of

J. R. Mitchell; J. W. Moore; H. H. Trauboth

1967-01-01

282

Space Shuttle main engine OPAD: The search for a hardware enhanced plume  

Microsoft Academic Search

The process of applying spectroscopy to the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) for plume diagnostics, as it exists today, originated at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its implementation was assured largely through the efforts of Sverdrup AEDC, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. This team continues to lead and guide efforts in the plume diagnostics arena. The process, Optical Plume

W. T. Powers; A. E. Cooper; Tim L. Wallace; W. L. Buntine; K. W. Whitaker

1993-01-01

283

Second Workshop on Spacecraft Glow  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Various aspects of space glow were considered. Results of a workshop held on May 6 to 7, 1985, at the Space Science Laboratory of NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama are presented. The topics of discussion are divided as follows: (1) in situ observations; (2) theoretical calculations; (3) laboratory measurements; and (4) future experiments.

Waite, J. H., Jr. (editor); Moorehead, T. W. (editor)

1985-01-01

284

Processor Units Reduce Satellite Construction Costs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of the effort to build the Fast Affordable Science and Technology Satellite (FASTSAT), Marshall Space Flight Center developed a low-cost telemetry unit which is used to facilitate communication between a satellite and its receiving station. Huntsville, Alabama-based Orbital Telemetry Inc. has licensed the NASA technology and is offering to install the cost-cutting units on commercial satellites.

2014-01-01

285

Star Field Simulator.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A Star Field Simulator has been developed to serve as a source of radiation for the ASTRO Star Tracker. The star tracker and simulator are components of a motion compensation test facility located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Pr...

1985-01-01

286

"Ground Control to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students...": Space Camp Provides Lessons in Science, Math, Teamwork, and Fun  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author describes the Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where deaf and hard of hearing students can pilot spaceships, conduct experiments, and dodge meteorites. Each year in the spring, students from schools all over the United States attend a one-week, hands-on learning experience in math,…

Perkins, Becky

2007-01-01

287

Ares I concept illustration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Shown is an illustration of the Ares I concept. The first stage will be a single, five-segment solid rocket booster derived from the space shuttle programs reusable solid rocket motor. The first stage is managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama for NASA's Constellation program.

2008-01-01

288

Microgravity Materials Science Conference 2000, Volume 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is Volume 1 of 3 of the 2000 Microgravity Material Science Conference that was held June 6-8 at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama. It was organized by the Microgravity Materials Science Discipline Working Group, sponsored by the Microgravity ...

2001-01-01

289

Evaluation of hydro-mechanical pulsation for rocket injector research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Propulsion Research Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville has designed and built a hydro-mechanical pulsator to simulate the pressure fluctuations created by high frequency combustion instability. The pressure response characteristics were evaluated in an atmospheric test rig using filtered de-ionized water as the working fluid. The outlet of the pulsator was connected to a swirl injector post

Matthew B. Wilson

2010-01-01

290

ESEA Chapter I: Region C Technical Assistance Center. Annual Report: July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Region C Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and Region 3 Rural Technical Assistance Center (R-TAC) provide Chapter I support and technical assistance to state and local education agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Region C encompasses a mix of urban centers and rural…

Educational Testing Service, Atlanta, GA.

291

Geohydrology and susceptibility of major aquifers to surface contamination in Alabama; area 13  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The geohydrology and susceptibility to surface contamination of the major aquifers in Area 13--Baldwin and Mobile Counties Alabama--are described. Within this area are two major aquifers. The Pliocene-Miocene aquifer occurs throughout the study area. The Alluvial-Coastal aquifer is found near the major rivers and coastal areas and overlies the Pliocene-Miocene aquifer. There is no continuous confining unit between these two aquifers, thus , they are hydraulically connected and act as a single hydrologic unit. The entire study area is susceptible to surface contamination. The sediments are highly permeable, which allows rapid infiltration of water. Areas around some of the large pumping centers are highly susceptible to contamination, not only because of permeable sediments and flat terrain, but also because of depressions created in the potentiometric surface by large withdrawals of water from the aquifers. These depressions act as funnels to direct groundwater flow toward pumping centers; this increases the possibility of a contaminant migrating into the groundwater system. Other areas of high susceptibility are regions characterized by flat terrain and highly permeable soils, which increase the rate of infiltration from the surface. (USGS)

Mooty, W. S.

1988-01-01

292

Local NASA Scientists Discover New Species of Organism in Mars-Like Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Microbiologist Dr. Elena V. Pikuta, and Astrobiologist Richard Hoover culture extremophiles, microorganisms that can live in extreme environments, in the astrobiology laboratory at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The scientists recently discovered a new species of extremophiles, Spirochaeta Americana. The species was found in Northern California's Mono Lake, an alkaline, briny oxygen-limited lake in a closed volcanic crater that Hoover believes may offer new clues to help identify sites to research for potential life on Mars. Hoover is an astrobiologist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and Pikuta is a microbiologist with the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomy Research Laboratory at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The NSSTC is a partnership with MSFC, Alabama universities, industry, research institutes, and federal agencies.

2003-01-01

293

78 FR 14403 - Alabama Metal Coil Securement Act; Petition for Determination of Preemption  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...No. FMCSA-2011-0318] Alabama Metal Coil Securement Act; Petition for Determination...determination that the State of Alabama's Metal Coil Securement Act (the Act) is preempted...75 FR 82132). Background The Metal Coil Securement Act The Act, adopted in...

2013-03-05

294

Transition V & VI in Alabama: A Profile of Commitment. State Conference Proceedings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides information on the Alabama Transition Initiative for students with disabilities, including papers presented at two statewide transition conferences. Conference papers include: (1) "Pell City School System's Community Transition Team Model" (Deloris Frasier); (2) "Alabama's MH/MR Service Coordinators in Transition" (Billy…

Browning, Philip; Rabren, Karen

295

Alabama Industrial Technician Education Cooperative Demonstration Program (I-TEC). Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A cooperative demonstration program between industry (General Electric) and education (John Patterson State Technical College, Alabama) designed and conducted a training program and competency assessment for individuals entering high technology positions related to industrial production in Alabama. The program was designed to develop employees as…

John M. Patterson State Technical Coll., Montgomery, AL.

296

Adding Layers of Support: Alabama's Program Helps Site-Based Coaches Succeed  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) is a multiyear effort to implement a scientifically based approach to reading instruction in all schools with grades K-3. Since 1998, using a process of continuous evaluation and improvement, the Alabama Reading Initiative has fashioned a multilayered professional development system that now trains and supports…

Norton, John

2007-01-01

297

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Citizens: Pathways for Learning, Mathematics. Alabama High School Graduation Exam.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is designed to assist classroom teachers in preparing students to successfully complete the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE). It consists of activities that are correlated with the Alabama Course of Study: Mathematics, Bulletin 1997, No. 4, and Standards and Objectives (Reading Comprehension, Language, Mathematics, and…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Instructional Services.

298

Servant Leadership in Alabama's Regional Public Universities: The President's Role in Fostering Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to explore the relationship between two variables, "servant leadership" and "job satisfaction," among management, executive staff, and faculty at Alabama's five regional universities: Jacksonville State University, Troy University, the University of Montevallo, the University of North Alabama, and the University of…

Farris, Jimmy D.

2011-01-01

299

PLATO Use for Graduation Test Preparation, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, Alabama. PLATO Evaluation Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Piedmont High School is a small high school in rural Alabama, which serves a primarily white population and has a high dropout rate. PLATO computerized instruction has been used by almost 200 skill-deficient students, and 4 teachers have used it. After using PLATO, Piedmonts struggling students are much more likely to pass the Alabama High School…

Quinn, David W.; Quinn, Nancy W.

300

Long-Term COHPAC Baghouse Performance at Alabama Power Company's E. C. Gaston Units 2 & 3  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following a successful pilot-scale baghouse testing program and after reviewing the performance of Luminant's COHPAC (EPRI's patented COmpact Hybrid PArticulate Collector technology) baghouse installation at its Big Brown Station, Alabama Power Company (APCO) decided to install a COHPAC baghouse on Unit 3 at its E. C. Gaston Steam Plant located near Wilsonville, Alabama in late 1996. A second COHPAC baghouse

Kenneth M. Cushing; W. Theron Grubb; Byron V. Corina; Ramsay L. Chang

301

3. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE RAILROAD BRIDGE AND FERRY 1.5 ...  

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

3. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE RAILROAD BRIDGE AND FERRY 1.5 miles N. from Cochrane on Ala. route 17. Copy of photo by Jack Donnell, Columbus, Ms., 1927. West ferry landing ferry barge, andcar in foreground. Alabama, Tennessee & Northern (later Frisco) RR bridge in background. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

302

4. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE COLLAPSED RAILROAD BRIDGE 1.5 miles ...  

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

4. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE COLLAPSED RAILROAD BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. from Cochrane on Ala. route 17. Western half of collapsed Alabama, Tenn. & Northern RR. Bridge Jack Donnell, Columbus, Ms., photographer, 1973. Copy by Sarcone Photography, Columbs, Ms Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

303

Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Annual Report, 2002-2003.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardations FY 2002-2003 Annual Report. The accomplishments of the year are truly of historic significance with respect to the Alabama mental health system. With the continuous movement of consum...

2003-01-01

304

Correlation Between Precipitation and Crop Yield for Corn and Cotton Produced in Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In this study, variations in precipitation during the time of corn silking are compared to Alabama corn yields. Also, this study compares precipitation variations during bloom to Alabama cotton yield. The goal is to obtain mathematical correlations between rainfall during the crop's critical period and the crop amount harvested per acre.

Hayes, Carol E.; Perkey, Donald J.

1998-01-01

305

Porosity and cementation in upper Cretaceous Mooreville and Demopolis Chalks, central Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cyclically arranged chalky marl, marl, limestone, and sand facies comprise the Upper Cretaceous Mooreville and Demopolis Chalks, the lower two formation in the Selma Group, inner Coastal Plain of Alabama. In the central Alabama study area (Dallas, Lowndes, and Montgomery Counties), the Mooreville-Demopolis section is 305 m thick and the two main facies are chalky marl and marl. Chalky marl

I. Holston; D. T. Jr. King; E. Bittner

1989-01-01

306

The State of Education in Alabama's K-12 Rural Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare Alabama's rural school districts with its city, suburban, and town districts. Descriptive statistics were used for this population study, with effect sizes calculated using Cohen's d. Findings indicated Alabama's rural school districts serve slightly less affluent student populations, with a lower…

Lindahl, Ronald A.

2011-01-01

307

Experiencing Educational Leadership Preparation Program Redesign in Alabama: One University's Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Calls for changing educational leadership preparation have led many state policy makers to initiate program redesign efforts; the governor of Alabama constituted a working group to examine the situation and develop recommendations. This article details the school leadership preparation program redesign process in Alabama from the perspective of…

Kochan, Frances; Reames, Ellen H.

2013-01-01

308

Prevalence of Tritrichomonas foetus in several subpopulations of Alabama beef bulls  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Tritrichomonas foetus infections in Alabama (USA) beef bulls through prospective and retrospective surveys. The prospective survey included 240 Alabama beef bulls that were sampled between January 2005 and March 2006. Preputial smegma was collected from the 240 bulls with a dry pipette and cultured in an InPouch™ TF T.

S. P. Rodning; D. F. Wolfe; R. L. Carson; J. C. Wright; H. D. Stockdale; M. E. Pacoli; H. C. Busby; S. E. Rowe

2008-01-01

309

A Snapshot in Time: 1,244 School Counselors Speak out about the Alabama State Plan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Alabama Department of Education (ALSDE) introduced the revised Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance State Model for Alabama Public Schools (State Plan) in 2003. Based on sweeping national changes in school counseling and the first publication of the ASCA National Model[R] (American School Counselor Association, 2003, 2005), the ALSDE was…

Burnham, Joy J.; Dahir, Carol A.; Stone, Carolyn B.

2008-01-01

310

Public Librarians and the Civil Rights Movement: Alabama, 1955-1965.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relates the experiences of three public librarians in Alabama during the Civil Rights movement who challenged the resistance to integration. Discusses conflicts between professional and regional values; local racial customs; the ethics of librarianship; and the roles of the American Library Association and the Alabama Library Association.…

Graham, Patterson Toby

2001-01-01

311

Patterns of infant mortality and cancer death in Alabama, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim  To use recent information of infant and cancer mortality in Alabama counties of the USA to test their relationships with social,\\u000a economic, and environmental conditions at a large scale to identify potential public health issues.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Subjects and methods  The data of infant mortality rates and cancer deaths in the recent years, biodiversity, including species number of plants,\\u000a fishes, reptiles, and amphibians,

Xiongwen Chen

2009-01-01

312

High oil rates gauged from Haynesville in Alabama  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports that oil wells with among the highest flowing capacities in the onshore U.S. are being completed in Alabama as operators press development of North Frisco City field. Five wells have been completed in the Monroe County field. A sixth well will be drilled in September, and four more locations have been identified on the 2,100 acre leasehold. The area is 4 miles west of Monroeville, Ala. Nuevo Energy Co., Houston, completed the field's most recent well earlier this month.

Not Available

1992-08-24

313

Characterization of asphalt additive produced from hydroretorted Alabama shale  

SciTech Connect

Shale oil, produced from beneficiated Alabama shale by pressurized fluidized-bed hydroretorting, was fractionated to produce shale oil asphalt additives (SOA). Three shale oil fractions boiling above 305{degrees}C were added to standard AC-20 asphalt to improve pavement properties. The physical properties and aging characteristics of AC-20 asphalt binder (cement) containing SOA are similar to those of unmodified AC-20 asphalt binder. Asphalt pavement briquettes made with AC-20 asphalt binder containing 5 to 10 percent SOA have superior resistance to freeze-thaw cracking and a greater retention of tensile strength when wet compared to pavement briquettes containing AC-20 binder alone.

Rue, D.M.; Roberts, M.J.

1992-12-31

314

Back to the basics: Birmingham, Alabama, measurement and scale  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Back to the Basics: Birmingham, Alabama is the fourth in a series of workshops that focus on teaching foundational map reading and spatial differentiation skills. It is the second published exercise from the Back to the Basics series developed by the Wetland Education through Maps and Aerial Photography (WETMAAP) Program (see Journal of Geography 103, 5: 226-230). Like its predecessor, the current exercise is modified from the Birmingham Back to the Basics workshop offered during the annual National Council for Geographic Education meeting. The focus of this exercise is on scale and measurement, foundational skills for spatial thinking and analysis. ?? 2005 National Council for Geographic Education.

Handley, L. R.; Lockwood, C. M.; Handley, N.

2005-01-01

315

Reservoir characterization of the Smackover Formation in southwest Alabama. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation is found in an arcuate belt in the subsurface from south Texas to panhandle Florida. The Smackover is the most prolific hydrocarbon-producing formation in Alabama and is an important hydrocarbon reservoir from Florida to Texas. In this report Smackover hydrocarbon reservoirs in southwest Alabama are described. Also, the nine enhanced- and improved-recovery projects that have been undertaken in the Smackover of Alabama are evaluated. The report concludes with recommendations about potential future enhanced- and improved-recovery projects in Smackover reservoirs in Alabama and an estimate of the potential volume of liquid hydrocarbons recoverable by enhanced- and improved-recovery methods from the Smackover of Alabama.

Kopaska-Merkel, D.C.; Hall, D.R.; Mann, S.D.; Tew, B.H.

1993-02-01

316

Installation restoration program. Site investigation report. Volume 1. Alabama Air National Guard 187th Fighter Group Dannelly Field Municipal Airport Montgomery, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

A Site Investigation (SI) was conducted as part of the IRP for the 187th Fighter Group of the Alabama National Guard, Dannelly Field Municipal Airport, Montgomery, Alabama (the base). The SI was conducted in accordance with the SI Work Plan dated December 1990 and followed the 1987 Preliminary Assessment (PA) at the base that identified five sites that were potential sources of environmental contamination.

Hill

1995-11-01

317

Marshall Space Flight Center solid waste characterization and recycling improvement study: General office and laboratory waste, scrap metal, office and flight surplus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary objectives of the study were to characterize the solid waste stream for MSFC facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, and to evaluate their present recycling program. The purpose of the study was to determine if improvements could be made in terms of increasing quantities of the present commodities collected, adding more recyclables to the program, and streamlining or improving operational efficiency. In conducting the study, various elements were implemented. These included sampling and sorting representative samples of the waste stream; visually inspecting each refuse bin, recycle bin, and roll-off; interviewing employees and recycling coordinators of other companies; touring local material recycling facilities; contacting experts in the field; and performing a literature search.

Eley, Michael H.; Crews, Lavonne; Johnston, Ben; Lee, David; Colebaugh, James

1995-01-01

318

The National Space Science and Technology Center's Education and Public Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of the National Space Science and Technology Center's (NSSTC) Education and Public Outreach program (EPO) is to support K-20 education by coalescing academic, government, and business constituents awareness, implementing best business/education practices, and providing stewardship over funds and programs that promote a symbiotic relationship among these entities, specifically in the area of K-20 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. NSSTC EPO Program's long-term objective is to showcase its effective community-based integrated stakeholder model in support of STEM education and to expand its influence across the Southeast region for scaling ultimately across the United States. The Education and Public Outreach program (EPO) is coordinated by a supporting arm of the NSSTC Administrative Council called the EPO Council (EPOC). The EPOC is funded through federal, state, and private grants, donations, and in-kind contributions. It is comprised of representatives of NSSTC Research Centers, both educators and scientists from the Alabama Space Science and Technology Alliance (SSTA) member institutions, the Alabama Space Grant Consortium and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's (MSFC) Education Office. Through its affiliation with MSFC and the SSTA - a consortium of Alabama's research universities that comprise the NSSTC, EPO fosters the education and development of the next generation of Alabama scientists and engineers by coordinating activities at the K-20 level in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Education, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, and Alabama's businesses and industries. The EPO program's primary objective is to be Alabama's premiere organization in uniting academia, government, and private industry by way of providing its support to the State and Federal Departments of Education involved in systemic STEM education reform, workforce development, and innovative uses of technology. The NSSTC EPO is poised to be a leader in this field because of its direct support to agency's accountable for America's educational systems, and for its synergistic relationships across the integrated stakeholder community. This includes Alabama's NASA facility, USRA, the SSTA's seven research universities, businesses and industries, and the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Education Coalition. In addition to traditional outreach methodologies, the EPO uses the unique resources of the NSSTC to assist in dissolving the boundaries in education among academia, government, and industry and to foster a more collaborative environment in support of STEM education reform.

Cox, G. N.; Denson, R. L.

2004-12-01

319

Cyclicity in Upper Mississippian Bangor Limestone, Blount County, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

The Upper Mississippian (Chesterian) Bangor Limestone in Alabama consists of a thick, complex sequence of carbonate platform deposits. A continuous core through the Bangor on Blount Mountain in north-central Alabama provides the opportunity to analyze the unit for cyclicity and to identify controls on vertical facies sequence. Lithologies from the core represent four general environments of deposition: (1) subwave-base, open marine, (2) shoal, (3) lagoon, and (4) peritidal. Analysis of the vertical sequence of lithologies in the core indicates the presence of eight large-scale cycles dominated by subtidal deposits, but defined on the basis of peritidal caps. These large-scale cycles can be subdivided into 16 small-scale cycles that may be entirely subtidal but illustrate upward shallowing followed by rapid deepening. Large-scale cycles range from 33 to 136 ft thick, averaging 68 ft; small-scale cycles range from 5 to 80 ft thick and average 34 ft. Small-scale cycles have an average duration of approximately 125,000 years, which is compatible with Milankovitch periodicity. The large-scale cycles have an average duration of approximately 250,000 years, which may simply reflect variations in amplitude of sea level fluctuation or the influence of tectonic subsidence along the southeastern margin of the North American craton.

Bronner, R.L.

1988-01-01

320

Observation of suspended sediments in Mobile Bay, Alabama from satellite  

USGS Publications Warehouse

As part of a comprehensive geologic study of coastal Alabama and Mississippi, the U.S. Geological Survey is investigating coastal sediment transport in Mobile Bay and the adjacent shelf. Satellite imagery from the NOAA AVHRR is being used to provide data on the variability of spatial patterns in the near-surface suspended sediment concentration. This imagery is processed using atmospheric corrections to remove haze and Rayleigh radiance in order to obtain water reflectances; the reflectances are than converted to approximate sediment concentrations using standard relationships between water reflectance and in situ sediment concentrations. A series of images from early 1990 shows rapid changes in sediment concentrations in response to high river flow of the Alabama-Tombigbee river system. During these times, suspended sediment tends to flow out Mobile Bay without mixing into the eastern lobe of the Bay (Bon Secour Bay). The sediment concentration field also appears to be disturbed by the main ship channel. The sediment plume extends more than 60 km offshore after the peak flow event. One wind event in December 1989 was identified as increasing sediment concentration in the Bay. It is not believed that such an event has been previously observed from satellite.

Stumpf, Richard, P.

1991-01-01

321

Assessment of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in the Autauga Creek watershed, Autauga County, Alabama, 2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Only four families within the Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera orders were found during a 1999 survey of aquatic macroinvertebrates in Autauga Creek, Autauga County, Alabama, by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. The low number of taxa of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera families indicated that the aquatic macroinvertebrate community was in poor condition, and the creek was placed on the Alabama Department of Environmental Management 303(d) list. The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a study in 2009 to provide data for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and other water management agencies to re-evaluate aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in Autauga Creek to see if they meet Alabama Department of Environmental Management water-quality criteria. Aquatic macroinvertebrate communities were evaluated at three sites in the Autauga Creek watershed. Macroinvertebrates were sampled at two sites on Autauga Creek and one on Bridge Creek, the largest tributary to Autauga Creek. Water-quality field parameters were assessed at 11 sites. During the 2009 sampling, 12 families within the orders of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera were found at the Alabama Department of Environmental Management's assessment site whereas only four were found in 1999. The upstream site on Autauga Creek had consistently higher numbers of taxa than the Bridge Creek site and the lower site on Autauga Creek which is the Alabama Department of Environmental Management's assessment site. Chironomid richness was noticeably higher on the two Autauga Creek sites than the Bridge Creek site.

Mooty, Will S.; Gill, Amy C.

2011-01-01

322

Cancer Centers Program - Cancer Centers  

Cancer.gov

Cancer Centers Program - Cancer Centers Map of Cancer Centers Data Tables Benchmark Home > Cancer Centers Cancer Centers NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of

323

A lone biodetrital mound in the Chesterian (Carboniferous) of Alabama?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A carbonate mound in the Chesterian Bangor Limestone of Lawrence County, Alabama, consists chiefly of packstone and grainstone dominated by echinoderm ossicles and fragments of fenestrate bryozoans. In-situ colonies of the rugose coral Caninia flaccida comprise about 8% of the mound by volume. The exposed portion of the mound is approximately 25 m wide, 1.6 m thick at the thickest point and roughly circular in plan. The mound developed on top of a shallow ooid shoal that had been cemented and stabilised during an earlier episode of sub-aerial exposure. Subsequent flooding of the exposed shoal surface permitted establishment of the mound biota. Lateral and vertical facies relationships suggest that the mound possessed about 45 cm of synoptic relief when fully developed. Rugose corals, fenestrate and ramose bryozoans, stalked echinoderms, and sessile soft-bodied organisms encrusted by foraminifera colonised the shoal, forming a mound. Baffling resulted in deposition of mixed-fossil packstone containing locally derived debris and coated grains from the surrounding sea floor. Strong currents within the mound are indicated by preferred orientation of corals and by coarse, commonly cross-stratified grainstone in channels between neighboring coral colonies. Corals are most abundant on the windward side of the mound, where they account for about 13% of the mound compared to 6-10% in the central part of the mound, and 2-4% on the leeward flank. Biodetrital mounds such as the one described here are uncommon in upper Paleozoic strata and previously unknown in the Bangor Limestone. Of 10 carbonate buildups we examined in the Bangor in Alabama and Tennessee, only one is a biodetrital mound. Two are rugose coral-microbial reefs, one is a coral biostrome, and six are dominated by microbialite. The Bangor shelf, previously interpreted as sedimentologically simple, appears to contain many small mounds of quite varied characteristics. Also, the discovery of a biodetrital mound in the Chesterian of Alabama suggests that there may be more kinds of upper Paleozoic mounds than commonly acknowledged.

Kopaska-Merkel, David C.; Haywick, Douglas W.

2001-12-01

324

Geohydrology and susceptibility of major aquifers to surface contamination in Alabama; area 11  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report delineates and describes the geohydrology and susceptibility of major aquifers to contamination in Butler, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia, and Monroe Counties, Alabama. The major aquifers are the Pliocene-Miocene, Upper Floridan, Lisbon, Nanafalia-Clayton, and Providence-Ripley. The largest pumping centers in the area are Andalusia and Monroeville, where groundwater use is about 5 and 4 million gal/day, respectively. Estimated maximum withdrawal in 1987 for all uses in the area was about 44 million gal/day. Depressions have developed in the potentiometric surfaces of the Lisbon aquifer near Andalusia and Opp, the Nanafalia-Clayton aquifer near Luverne, Andalusia, Beatrice, and Monroeville, and the Providence-Ripley aquifer at Greenville. Significant declines in the potentiometric surfaces of the other major aquifers are not apparent. Recharge areas for all major aquifers are susceptible to contamination, but the probability of contamination of the Lisbon, Nanafalia-Clayton, and Providence-Ripley aquifers is low because the recharge areas are remote from areas of the withdrawal. The depressions in the recharge area for the Upper Floridan aquifer and the area where the Pliocene-Miocene aquifer is overlain by the gravelly sands of the Citronelle Formation are highly susceptible to contamination from the surface. (USGS)

Castleberry, R. D.; Moreland, R. S.; Scott, J. C.

1989-01-01

325

North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA): VHF Source Retrieval Algorithm and Error Analyses  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Two approaches are used to characterize how accurately the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) is able to locate lightning VHF sources in space and in time. The first method uses a Monte Carlo computer simulation to estimate source retrieval errors. The simulation applies a VHF source retrieval algorithm that was recently developed at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and that is similar, but not identical to, the standard New Mexico Tech retrieval algorithm. The second method uses a purely theoretical technique (i.e., chi-squared Curvature Matrix Theory) to estimate retrieval errors. Both methods assume that the LMA system has an overall rms timing error of 50 ns, but all other possible errors (e.g., multiple sources per retrieval attempt) are neglected. The detailed spatial distributions of retrieval errors are provided. Given that the two methods are completely independent of one another, it is shown that they provide remarkably similar results. However, for many source locations, the Curvature Matrix Theory produces larger altitude error estimates than the (more realistic) Monte Carlo simulation.

Koshak, W. J.; Solakiewicz, R. J.; Blakeslee, R. J.; Goodman, S. J.; Christian, H. J.; Hall, J.; Bailey, J.; Krider, E. P.; Bateman, M. G.; Boccippio, D.

2003-01-01

326

Pisoids in Jurassic Smackover Formation (Alabama-Florida) - evidence of marine vadose diagenesis  

SciTech Connect

Pisoids in the Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation of the Conecuh embayment (Alabama-Florida) exhibit textural characteristics of marine vadose diagenesis. They occur in prograding repetitive shoaling-upward sequences that are separated by truncations reflecting transgressive episodes. At least eight such prograding cycles recur. Each sequence consists of a lower unit composed of fenestral-textured pelletal mudstone and an upper unit of vadose pisolite. The pisoids exhibit features indicative of nonalgal, in-place accretionary growth, including isopachous multicoatings, directional growth, perched inclusions, reverse grading, leaching, and brecciation and fracturing interpreted as a result of subaerial exposure. The pisoids formed at the expense of preexisting pelletal mudstone as indicated by progressive alteration and replacement of the original mudstone texture. In interpisoid pores, a fibrous cement coats the pisoids (a first-generation cement). Equant crystals of dolomite line the fibrous cement, and the center of the former interparticle pore is filled with drusy crystals or megaspar of calcite. These textures recall Quaternary analogs in the Persian Gulf and the Permian Capitan reef complex of west Texas-New Mexico. In the Persian Gulf, these features form in a hypersaline vadose diagenetic setting. By comparison, origin in an arid Persian Gulf-type of environment is inferred.

Melas, F.F.; Friedman, G.M.

1987-09-01

327

Estimates of the Lightning NOx Profile in the Vicinity of the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Lightning Nitrogen Oxides Model (LNOM) is applied to August 2006 North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) data to estimate the raw (i.e., unmixed and otherwise environmentally unmodified) vertical profile of lightning nitrogen oxides, NOx = NO + NO 2 . This is part of a larger effort aimed at building a more realistic lightning NOx emissions inventory for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system. Data from the National Lightning Detection Network TM (NLDN) is also employed. Overall, special attention is given to several important lightning variables including: the frequency and geographical distribution of lightning in the vicinity of the LMA network, lightning type (ground or cloud flash), lightning channel length, channel altitude, channel peak current, and the number of strokes per flash. Laboratory spark chamber results from the literature are used to convert 1-meter channel segments (that are located at a particular known altitude; i.e., air density) to NOx concentration. The resulting raw NOx profiles are discussed.

Koshak, William J.; Peterson, Harold

2010-01-01

328

Estimates of the Lightning NOx Profile in the Vicinity of the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Lightning Nitrogen Oxides Model (LNOM) is applied to August 2006 North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) data to estimate the (unmixed and otherwise environmentally unmodified) vertical source profile of lightning nitrogen oxides, NOx = NO + NO2. Data from the National Lightning Detection Network (Trademark) (NLDN) is also employed. This is part of a larger effort aimed at building a more realistic lightning NOx emissions inventory for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system. Overall, special attention is given to several important lightning variables including: the frequency and geographical distribution of lightning in the vicinity of the NALMA network, lightning type (ground or cloud flash), lightning channel length, channel altitude, channel peak current, and the number of strokes per flash. Laboratory spark chamber results from the literature are used to convert 1-meter channel segments (that are located at a particular known altitude; i.e., air density) to NOx concentration. The resulting lightning NOx source profiles are discussed.

Koshak, William J.; Peterson, Harold S.; McCaul, Eugene W.; Blazar, Arastoo

2010-01-01

329

Mineralogy and paragenesis of the McAllister Sn-Ta-bearing pegmatite, Coosa County, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The McAllister Sn-Ta deposit (Alabama) is localized in a complex pegmatite that contains large zones of mineralized late-stage replacement-type saccharoidal albite and nearly monomineralic muscovite 'greisen-like' pipes. The dyke is at least 450 m long and averages approximately 9 m in thickness. At least two 'greisen-like' pipes, as much as 7.6 m by 4.5 m in cross-section and extending at least 76 m down a steep easterly pitch, occur near the center of the dyke. The dyke is hosted by an approximately 300-Ma-old pluton of a group referred to as the Rockford Granite, a mesozonal to epizonal two-mica, peraluminous tin-bearing granite. The pluton is genetically affiliated with a well-defined sequence of simple to complex pegmatite dykes and quartz-casiterite veins that occur near its margin and within the immediately adjacent metasedimentary rocks of the Wedowee Group.

Foord, Eugene, E.; Cook, Robert, B.

1989-01-01

330

Aerial radiological survey of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant and surrounding area, Dothan, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

An aerial radiological survey was performed during the period 8 to 19 December 1979 over a 2000 square kilometer area centered on the two unit Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama. Radiological data were collected by flying north-south lines spaced 900 meters apart at an altitude of 150 meters above ground level. Processed data showed that all gamma rays detected within the survey area were those expected from naturally occurring radionuclides. Count rates obtained from the aerial platform were converted to exposure rates at 1 meter above the ground and are presented in the form of a radiation contour map. The observed exposure rates were between 4 and 12 microroentgens per hour (..mu..R/h), with most of the area ranging between 4 and 10 ..mu..R/h. These values include an estimated cosmic ray contribution of 4.0 ..mu..R/h but do not include any contribution from airborne radionuclides, i.e., radon. Exposure rates obtained from ground measurements taken within the survey area were in close agreement with the aerial data. The data were also in close agreement with those obtained from a similar survey conducted during March 1977. Comparison of the results from both surveys indicated that no detectable change in the radiological characteristics of the survey area has occurred due to the operation of unit number 1 during the intervening period. The same equipment and procedures were utilized for both surveys.

Maguire, T.C.; Shipman, G.R.

1982-03-01

331

Ecological characterization atlas of coastal Alabama: Map narrative  

SciTech Connect

The southwest Alabama coastal region is the study area of this narrative and accompanying maps. The offshore area includes the region from the State-Federal demarcation to the shoreline, and the inland area includes Mobile and Baldwin Counties. These counties are included in the following six US Geological Survey 1:100,000-scale topographic maps: Citronelle, Atmore, Mobile, Bay Minette, Biloxi, and Pensacola. The data in this atlas meet all cartographic and narrative specifications of the Minerals Management Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service and should be useful for coastal decisionmakers. The topics included within this map narrative are biological resources; socioeconomic features; soils and landforms; oil, gas, and mineral resources; and hydrology and climatology. 21 figs., 52 tabs.

Smith, M.F. Jr. (ed.) (Soils Systems, Inc., Marietta, GA (USA))

1984-08-01

332

Jurassic faults of southwest Alabama and offshore areas  

SciTech Connect

Four fault groups affecting Jurassic strata occur in the southwest and offshore Alabama areas. They include the regional basement rift trend, the regional peripheral fault trend, the Mobile graben fault system, and the Lower Mobile Bay fault system. The regional basement system rift and regional peripheral fault trends are distinct and rim the inner margin of the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain. The regional basement rift trend is genetically related to the breakup of Pangea and the opening of the Gulf of Mexico in the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic. This fault trend is thought to have formed contemporaneously with deposition of Late Triassic-Early Jurassic Eagle Mills Formation and to displace pre-Mesozoic rocks. The regional peripheral fault trend consists of a group of en echelon extensional faults that are parallel or subparallel to regional strike of Gulf Coastal Plain strata and correspond to the approximate updip limit of thick Louann Salt. Nondiapiric salt features are associated with the trend and maximum structural development is exhibited in the Haynesville-Smackover section. No hydrocarbon accumulations have been documented in the pre-Jurassic strata of southwest and offshore Alabama. Productive hydrocarbon reservoirs occur in Jurassic strata along the trends of the fault groups, suggesting a significant relationship between structural development in the Jurassic and hydrocarbon accumulation. Hydrocarbon traps are generally structural or contain a major structural component and include salt anticlines, faulted salt anticlines, and extensional fault traps. All of the major hydrocarbon accumulations are associated with movement of the Louann Salt along the regional peripheral fault trend, the Mobile graben fault system, or the Lower Mobile Bay fault system.

Mink, R.M.; Tew, B.H.; Bearden, B.L.; Mancini, E.A. (Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (United States))

1991-03-01

333

75 FR 76000 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Number: 2146-130. c. Date Filed: November 11, 2010. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Coosa River Project. f. Location: The proposed non-project use is located on Logan Martin Lake, in Talladega County,...

2010-12-07

334

76 FR 68746 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...supplemented on September 30, and October 27, 2011. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Coosa River Project. f. Location: At Curley's Cove RV Park near the town of Cedar Bluff in Cherokee County, AL. g....

2011-11-07

335

75 FR 53295 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...application submitted by Alabama Power Company (licensee) for non-project use of project lands and waters at the Coosa River Project (FERC No. 2146). An environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared as part of staff's review of...

2010-08-31

336

78 FR 44555 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing Soliciting Comments, Motions To...  

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...Power Company, 600 18th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203 (205) 257-7116 i. FERC Contact: Jade Alvey, (202) 502-6864, jade.alvey@ferc.gov j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: August...

2013-07-24

337

Alabama State Board of Education School Report Card for 2002-2003. A State Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a 'report card' of Alabama's education system. It contains information on: staffing and students; Student academic performance including performance on standardized teste and in writing skills; as well as information for taxpayers such as re...

2003-01-01

338

13. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES HIGHWAY BRIDGE U.S. 11 N ...  

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

13. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES HIGHWAY BRIDGE U.S. 11 N of Epes Gorgas Bridge from NW. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

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University of Alabama at Birmingham pathway activation discovery could lead to new cancer drugs:  

Cancer.gov

A discovery by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers about a how a common cell pathway that helps regulate cell survival and production is turned on could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases and cancer.

340

40 CFR 81.267 - Southeast Alabama Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited): In the State of Alabama: Barbour County, Coffee County, Covington County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston...

2013-07-01

341

Crash Reduction Strategy: Training Transportation Professionals in Alabama about How to Manage Drivers with Diminished Capabilitites.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Alabama has the fourth highest injury and fatality rate from vehicle crashes among all states. Prior research has indicated that diminished capabilities (e.g., visual, cognitive, and/or physical impairments) elevate crash risk, increasing the rates of ser...

C. Owsley B. T. Stalvey J. M. Wells

2001-01-01

342

78 FR 51189 - Filing Dates for the Alabama Special Elections in the 1st Congressional District  

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...for the Alabama Special Elections in the 1st Congressional District AGENCY: Federal...filing dates for special elections...1st Congressional District vacated by Representative...are three possible special elections,...

2013-08-20

343

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 98-0053-2732, Shaw Industries, Stevenson, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On December 5, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a confidential request from employees of Shaw Industries (Shaw), located in Stevenson, Alabama, to conduct a health hazard evaluation (HHE) of exposures occurr...

G. Buono K. Dunn K. C. Roegner

1999-01-01

344

77 FR 14516 - Alabama Power Company, Martin Dam Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Proposed Revised Restricted...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Alabama Power Company, Martin Dam Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Proposed Revised...of Historic Places at the Martin Dam Hydroelectric Project. The Programmatic Agreement...pursuant to section 106 for the Martin Dam Hydroelectric Project would be fulfilled...

2012-03-12

345

Effects of Section 404 Permitting on Freshwater Wetlands in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Information was compiled on permits issued under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for alteration of freshwater wetlands from January 1982-August 1987 in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. The location, area, wetland type, and other data describing the...

J. C. Sifneos E. W. Cake M. E. Kentula

1992-01-01

346

77 FR 65843 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Montgomery County, Alabama and Incorporated Areas  

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...No. FEMA-B-1223] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Montgomery County, Alabama and Incorporated Areas AGENCY: Federal...issuance of a revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report....

2012-10-31

347

Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Annual Report, 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Fiscal Year 2002 was an exceptional year for the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. We continued to move forward in expanding community services and downsizing state institutions in accordance with the Department's three-year plan...

2002-01-01

348

Reducing Aquatic Rodent Damage through an Integrated Wildlife Damage Management Program in the State of Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this Environmental Assessment (EA) is to analyze the potential environmental effects of the proposed Alabama WS beaver (Castor canadensis), nutria (Myocastor coypus), and muskrat (Ondatra zibethica) (hereafter referred to as aquatic rodents...

2002-01-01

349

Exploration for Industrial Minerals in Mississippi Sound and Adjacent Offshore Territories of Mississippi and Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents work regarding the exploration for a variety of industrial minerals that are known to occur in the offshore territories of Mississippi and Alabama in the region of Mississippi Sound. These include particular heavy minerals and specialt...

J. R. Woolsey

1984-01-01

350

75 FR 10865 - Shoreline Management Initiative, Reservoirs in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North...  

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...TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Shoreline Management Initiative, Reservoirs in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina...Gain requests for the exchange of water access rights on TVA reservoirs, which have resulted in only a small increase in the...

2010-03-09

351

75 FR 28313 - Alabama Disaster #AL-00032 Declaration of Economic Injury  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Alabama, dated 05/13/2010. Incident: Deepwater BP Oil Spill. Incident Period: 04/20/2010 and continuing. DATES: Effective Date: 05/13/2010. EIDL Loan Application...

2010-05-20

352

Chemical fingerprinting of petroleum biomarkers in Deepwater Horizon oil spill samples collected from Alabama shoreline.  

PubMed

We compare the chromatographic signatures of petroleum biomarkers in Deepwater Horizon (DH) source oil, three other reference crude oils, DH emulsified mousse that arrived on Alabama's shoreline in June 2010, and seven tar balls collected from Alabama beaches from 2011 to 2012. Characteristic hopane and sterane fingerprints show that all the tar ball samples originated from DH oil. In addition, the diagnostic ratios of various hopanes indicate an excellent match. Quantitation data for C????-hopane concentration levels show that most of the weathering observed in DH-related tar balls found on Alabama's beaches is likely the result of natural evaporation and dissolution that occurred during transport across the Gulf of Mexico prior to beach deposition. Based on the physical and biomarker characterization data presented in this study we conclude that virtually all fragile, sticky, brownish tar balls currently found on Alabama shoreline originated from the DH oil spill. PMID:23523118

Mulabagal, V; Yin, F; John, G F; Hayworth, J S; Clement, T P

2013-05-15

353

Energy Engineering Analysis Program, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Energy Savings Opportunity Survey. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of an Energy Savings Opportunity Survey performed under the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. This study included on-site investigation, engineering analysis and produced recommendati...

1987-01-01

354

Effluent Fees: An Alternative System for Achieving Water Quality Standards in Alabama; Pilot Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1972 and 1977 Amendments to the 1948 Federal Water Pollution Control Act authorized the government to set national standards for effluent discharges and water quality. Enforcement of these standards was delegated to the individual states. Alabama appl...

A. N. Link F. A. Scott E. M. Galvin

1980-01-01

355

Nesting Colonies of Seabirds and Wading Birds - Coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Large populations of seabirds and wading birds occur along the productive coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama (northern Gulf of Mexico). Results are given of the 1976 survey to locate nesting colonies of these birds, to estimate species c...

J. W. Portnoy

1977-01-01

356

75 FR 57412 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds  

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...at Alabama Administrative Code section 335-3-1-.02(gggg). Specifically, the revision would add two compounds (propylene carbonate and dimethyl carbonate) to the list of those excluded from the VOC definition on the basis that these...

2010-09-21

357

Genetic distinction of pallid, shovelnose, and Alabama sturgeon: emerging species and the US Endangered Species Act  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sturgeon genus Scaphirhynchus consists of threerecognized species. Pallid and shovelnose sturgeon (S. albusand S. platorynchus, respectively) are sympatric in theMissouri and lower Mississippi Rivers of the central United States. TheAlabama sturgeon (S. suttkusi) is endemic to the nearby MobileRiver drainage and is isolated geographically from the other twospecies. Pallid sturgeon and the extremely rare Alabama sturgeon arelisted as endangered

Donald E. Campton; Anna L. Bass; Frank A. Chapman; Brian W. Bowen

2000-01-01

358

78 FR 25469 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...consisting of 9 molars, 2 molar fragments, 8 pre-molars, 4 canines, 2 shovel-shaped incisors, 1 proximal tibia shaft, 1 ulna...individuals, consisting of 16 molars, 10 premolars, 9 incisors, 7 canines, 61 unidentifiable tooth fragments, 1 rib fragment,...

2013-05-01

359

Combined Assessment Program Review of the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, April 17, 2014.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the review was to evaluate selected health care facility operations, focusing on patient care quality and the environment of care, and to provide crime awareness briefings. We conducted the review the week of January 27, 2014.

2014-01-01

360

Medicare Compliance Review of Springhill Medical Centers for Calendar Years 2008 and 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Springhill Medical Center (the Hospital) is a 252-bed acute care hospital located in Mobile, Alabama. Medicare paid the hospital approximately $59 million for 6,586 inpatient and 36,478 outpatient claims for services provided to beneficiaries during calen...

2012-01-01

361

Structural control of coalbed methane production in Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Thin-skinned structures are distributed throughout the Alabama coalbed methane fields, and these structures affect the production of gas and water from coal-bearing strata. Extensional structures in Deerlick Creek and Cedar Cove fields include normal faults and hanging-wall rollovers, and area balancing indicates that these structures are detached in the Pottsville Formation. Compressional folds in Gurnee and Oak Grove fields, by comparison, are interpreted to be detachment folds formed above decollements at different stratigraphic levels. Patterns of gas and water production reflect the structural style of each field and further indicate that folding and faulting have affected the distribution of permeability and the overall success of coalbed methane operations. Area balancing can be an effective way to characterize coalbed methane reservoirs in structurally complex regions because it constrains structural geometry and can be used to determine the distribution of layer-parallel strain. Comparison of calculated requisite strain and borehole expansion data from calliper logs suggests that strain in coalbed methane reservoirs is predictable and can be expressed as fracturing and small-scale faulting. However, refined methodology is needed to analyze heterogeneous strain distributions in discrete bed segments. Understanding temporal variation of production patterns in areas where gas and water production are influenced by map-scale structure will further facilitate effective management of coalbed methane fields.Thin-skinned structures are distributed throughout the Alabama coalbed methane fields, and these structures affect the production of gas and water from coal-bearing strata. Extensional structures in Deerlick Creek and Cedar Cove fields include normal faults and hanging-wall rollovers, and area balancing indicates that these structures are detached in the Pottsville Formation. Compressional folds in Gurnee and Oak Grove fields, by comparison, are interpreted to be detachment folds formed above decollements at different stratigraphic levels. Patterns of gas and water production reflect the structural style of each field and further indicate that folding and faulting have affected the distribution of permeability and the overall success of coalbed methane operations. Area balancing can be an effective way to characterize coalbed methane reservoirs in structurally complex regions because it constrains structural geometry and can be used to determine the distribution of layer-parallel strain. Comparison of calculated requisite strain and borehole expansion data from calliper logs suggests that strain in coalbed methane reservoirs is predictable and can be expressed as fracturing and small-scale faulting. However, refined methodology is needed to analyze heterogeneous strain distributions in discrete bed segments. Understanding temporal variation of production patterns in areas where gas and water production are influenced by map-scale structure will further facilitate effective management of coalbed methane fields.

Pashin, J. C.; Groshong, Jr. , R. H.

1998-01-01

362

NASA InterCenter Collaboration Increases ROI  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Funding for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space mission operations is tighter than ever in the current environment of federal government deficit reductions. Conventional wisdom would expect this environment to drive increasing competition between NASA centers for the limited available funds. However, recent inter-center activities at the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center emphasize collaboration rather than competition and demonstrate the value of partnerships to increase the return on shrinking investments. These efforts cover a variety of activities and potential returns. To facilitate sharing data from test and verification through operations without levying requirements on data format or software tools, the HOSC is working with multiple centers on an evolutionary path toward a distributed data architecture and archive. The approach reduces the required investment by allowing the partners to reuse their existing formats and tools, while facilitating gone ]stop h user visibility into and controlled access to the full complement of data regardless of user or data location. The HOSC is also working on two activities to promote sharing operations implementations and leveraging the experts and expertise across multiple NASA sites. In one, the use of Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) standards for the message abstraction layer provides an interoperability layer on top of existing ground data system communication architectures. This allows missions to select the most appropriate solutions for their requirements with a minimal investment in rehosting the components in a coherent operational environment. The other emphasizes shared tools and increased remote access to minimize travel for tests and critical activities and reduce the floor space required for a dedicated operations center. This paper summarizes these and other inter-center collaboration activities at the HOSC and the benefits that each can bring, not just to the participants, but to the broader operations community.

Lankford, Kimberly; Best, Susan; Felton, Larry; Newhouse, Marilyn

2012-01-01

363

50 Years of Electronic Check Out and Launch Systems at Kennedy Space Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

When NASA was created in 1958 one of the elements incorporated into this new agency was the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Huntsville, AL and its subordinate Missile Firing Laboratory (MFL) in Cape Canaveral. Under NASA, the MFL became the Launch Operations Directorate of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, but expanding operations in the build up to Apollo dictated that it be given the status of a full fledged Center in July, 1 962[ 1]. The next year it was renamed the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KS C) after the president whose vision transformed its first decade of operation. The ABMA was under the technical leadership of Dr. Werner Von Braun. The MEL was run by his deputy Dr. Kurt Debus, an electrical engineer whose experience in the field began in the early days of V-2 testing in war time Germany. In 1952 a group led by Debus arrived in Cape Canaveral to begin test launches of the new Redstone missile [2]. During the 50's, The MFL built several launch complexes and tested the Redstone, Jupiter and Jupiter C missiles. This small experienced team of engineers and technicians formed the seed from which has grown the KSC team of today. This article briefly reviews the evolution of the KSC electronic technologies for integration, check-out and launch of space vehicles and payloads during NASA's first 50 years.

Starr, Stanley O.

2007-01-01

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Preliminary interpretation of mid-crustal reflections from the vicinity of the New York-Alabama Magnetic Anomaly, eastern Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

Seismic data acquired across part of the New York-Alabama Magnetic Anomaly reveal 30 km of highly reflective crust from 4.5 to 16 km depth (1.6 to 5.0 sec) beneath the Alleghenian allochthon. At the southeast end of the SE-NW oriented seismic line, the reflections range from essentially horizontal to gently west-dipping at about 30 degrees. The dominant west-dipping reflections are interspersed with short east-dipping events on the southeastern part of the line. Near the center of the line, the west-dipping reflections reverse dip to form a broad, open synformal geometry. The NW end of the line is characterized by a zone of low reflectivity. The reflection geometries can be viewed as resulting from extensional block faulting, where the region has been down-faulted to the west. In some places,the west-dipping reflections appear to connect to the short east-dipping reflections to form open, asymmetric antiforms. Coupled with the presence of the syncline on the northwestern part of the line,the reflection geometry can be interpreted as originating in a compressional setting. Alternatively, the west-dipping reflections might represent unusually well preserved compositional layering, sills, or a regional scale metamorphic fabric. Additional models can be proposed to explain the data, but all must account for the excellent preservation of the seismic features. These data are used with potential field data in an effort to determine whether the cause of the New York-Alabama Magnetic Anomaly is similar to that associated with the Central North American Rift System and/or the Grenville Front Magnetic Anomaly.

Hopkins, D.L.; Costain, J.K. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences)

1992-01-01

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Hurricane Frederic tidal floods of September 12-13, 1979, along the Gulf Coast, Mobile quadrangle, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Shown on a topographic map are floodmark elevations and approximate areas flooded by Hurricane Frederic tides of September 12-13, 1979, along the western side of the Mobile River and Mobile Bay from Pritchard, Alabama, to the Forest Park section of Mobile, Alabama. Storm-tide frequency and records of annual maximum tides at Mobile, Alabama, since 1772, are presented. Offshore winds reached about 160 miles per hour. A wind-velocity of about 145 miles per hour was recorded near Dauphin Island, Alabama. Most of the waterfront improvements in Mobile Bay were either destroyed or heavily damaged. (USGS)

Bohman, Larry R.; Scott, John C.

1980-01-01

366

PRESIDENT KENNEDY TOURS CAPE CANAVERAL FACILITIES WITH DR. KURT H. DEBUS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

President Kennedy and Dr. Kurt Debus head for the car that will take them on a tour of our Nation's space facilities. The President, Vice President, and the Space Committee are among those being briefed at four locations on our space program. The tour includes Marshall Space Flight Center at Huntsville, Alabama, Atlantic Missile Range, Manned Space Flight Center, Houston, Texas, and McDonnell Aircraft at St. Louis, Mo.

1962-01-01

367

Transition II in Alabama: A Profile of Commitment. Proceedings of the Annual Statewide Conference on Transition( (2nd, Auburn, Alabama, January 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings document provides the texts of 12 presentations given at a 2-day conference in 1992 which focused on policies, materials, programs, and activities being implemented in Alabama to foster the successful transition of youth with disabilities to adult life. Two papers address the national scene: "Transition Services Requirement:…

Browning, Philip, Ed.

368

Transition III in Alabama: A Profile of Commitment. Proceedings of the Annual Statewide Conference on Transition (3rd, Auburn, Alabama, January 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings document provides the texts of 18 presentations given at a 3-day conference in 1993 which focused on policies, materials, programs, and activities being implemented in Alabama to foster the successful transition of youth with disabilities to adult life. First, four individuals with learning disabilities (Travis Moore, Kim…

Browning, Philip, Ed.

369

Error Analyses of the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Two approaches are used to characterize how accurately the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) is able to locate lightning VHF sources in space and in time. The first method uses a Monte Carlo computer simulation to estimate source retrieval errors. The simulation applies a VHF source retrieval algorithm that was recently developed at the NASA-MSFC and that is similar, but not identical to, the standard New Mexico Tech retrieval algorithm. The second method uses a purely theoretical technique (i.e., chi-squared Curvature Matrix theory) to estimate retrieval errors. Both methods assume that the LMA system has an overall rms timing error of 50ns, but all other possible errors (e.g., multiple sources per retrieval attempt) are neglected. The detailed spatial distributions of retrieval errors are provided. Given that the two methods are completely independent of one another, it is shown that they provide remarkably similar results, except that the chi-squared theory produces larger altitude error estimates than the (more realistic) Monte Carlo simulation.

Koshak, W. J.; Solakiewicz, R. J.; Blakeslee, R. J.; Goodman, S. J.; Christian, H. J.; Hall, J. M.; Bailey, J. C.; Krider, E. P.; Bateman, M. G.; Boccippio, D. J.

2003-01-01

370

Depositional environments of some Tertiary lignites from Alabama  

SciTech Connect

Petrographic, chemical, stratigraphic, and palynologic methods were used to reconstruct the depositional environments of some Paleocene-Eocene lignites from the Nanafalia Formation (Wilcox Group) and Naheola Formation (Midway Group) of Alabama. Stratigraphic evidence suggests that the thin lignite seams of the Naheola Formation were formed in deltaic settings; whereas,the thicker Nanafalia lignites were formed in stream channels and sinkholes developed on an eroded limestone surface. Lignites from both areas have high sulfur contents; however, the Naheola lignites have high levels of both organic and pyritic sulfur and the Nanafalia lignites have high levels or organic sulfur only. This suggests that iron was less available to the limestone-associated Nanafalia peat swamps than to the deltaic Naheola swamps. The Naheola lignites are composed primarily of banded lithotypes dominated by the huminite macerals gelinite, ulminite, and humodetrinite. Palynologic evidence suggests that the swamp flora that formed these coals contained Corylus, ferns, and palms with ferns being most common in the Naheola swamps and palms being most common in the Nanafalia. In general, differences in petrographic, chemical, and palynologic composition between the Naheola and Nanafalia lignites can readily be explained by differences in the original depositional conditions under which these deposits were formed.

Gutzler, R.Q.

1985-01-01

371

Frisco City sand: New Jurassic reservoir in southwest Alabama  

SciTech Connect

The first commercial production of hydrocarbons from the Jurassic Haynesville Formation in southwestern Alabama was from the Frisco City field. The field currently produces 57.8{degree} API gravity oil on 160-ac well spacing from a depth of approximately 12,000 ft. Perforations are in the Frisco City sand interval, in the lower part of the Haynesville Formation. Average porosity is 15% and average permeability is 45 md. Currently, the field has two producing wells with cumulative production of over 138,876 bbl of oil and 213,144 mcf of gas. The hydrocarbon trap in the Frisco City field is a combination structural-stratigraphic trap. The Frisco City sand reservoir is located on a faulted anticline. The stratigraphic trap is produced by a permeability barrier near the crest of the structure and termination against a basement high. The lower part of the Haynesville Formation in this area is comprised of (in ascending order) the Buckner Anhydrite Member, the Frisco City sand, and interbedded shale and anhydrite. Sandstones of the Frisco City sand interval were deposited in a shallow marine setting and have a sheetlike morphology. The sandstones are poorly to moderately sorted, angular to rounded arkose, and contain angular to rounded pebbles. The sandstones are interbedded with thin, sandy, mudstones that contribute, along with patchy carbonate and anhydrite cement, to considerable reservoir heterogeneity. Porosity is predominantly primary intergranular with a small amount of framework grain dissolution and decementation.

Mann, S.D.; Mink, R.M.; Bearden, B.L. (Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (USA)); Schneeflock, R.D. Jr. (Paramount Petroleum Co., Inc., Jackson, MS (USA))

1989-09-01

372

Prevalence of encysted Toxoplasma gondii in raptors from Alabama.  

PubMed

Little is known about the prevalence of encysted Toxoplasma gondii in wild birds. We examined the hearts and breast muscles from 101 raptors for encysted T. gondii. All of the raptors had been submitted for necropsy to the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Auburn, Alabama. Tissues were digested in acid-pepsin solution and inoculated into groups of 3-5 laboratory mice. Toxoplasma gondii was isolated from 27 of 101 (26.7%) raptors: 8 of 12 (66.7%) red-shouldered hawks (Buteo lineatus), 13 of 27 (41.1%) red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), 1 of 4 (25%) Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperi), 1 of 5 (20%) great horned owls (Bubo virginianus), 4 of 15 (26.7%) barred owls (Strix varia), and 1 of 3 (33.3%) kestrels (Falco sparverius). Toxoplasma gondii was not isolated from 3 broad-winged hawks (Buteo platypterus), 3 sharp-shinned hawks (Accipiter striatus), 6 barn owls (Tyto alba), 9 screech owls (Asio otus), a Mississippi kite (Ictinia misisippiensis), 2 golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), 4 ospreys (Pandion haliaetus), 4 turkey vultures (Cathartes aura), or 2 black vultures (Coragyps atratus). No significant difference (P > 0.05) in prevalence was detected based on sex using chi-square analysis. Chi-square analysis of the data demonstrated that adult raptors had encysted stages of T. gondii significantly (P < 0.05) more often than did immature raptors. PMID:8277379

Lindsay, D S; Smith, P C; Hoerr, F J; Blagburn, B L

1993-12-01

373

Ultrastructure of the Alabama argillacea (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) midgut.  

PubMed

The insect midgut has ultimately been the focus of researches tempting to control insect pests because alterations in the insect gut may affect not only its development, but also physiological events such as nutrient absorption and transformation. The objective of the present work was to describe morphologically, histochemically, and ultrastructurally the larva midgut of Alabama argillacea (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a cotton key pest in Brazil. Light and electronic transmission microscopy was used to obtain images from midgut sections of late fourth-instar larvae of A. argillacea. In general, the morphology, histochemistry, and ultrastructure characteristics of A. argillacea midgut follow that described in the literature for other lepidopteran species. However, the results showed a mitochondrial polymorphism and branched microvilli, which suggest an ultrastrucutural and physiological modification possibly associated with a high absorption and secretion activity by the columnar cells of this species. This intense activity may favor a faster response related to the action of ingested microbial agents and/or toxins, and can explain the high susceptibility of A. argillacea to the agents of control such as the toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis. PMID:19497756

de Sousa, Maria Esmeralda C; Wanderley-Teixeira, Valéria; Teixeira, Alvaro A C; de Siqueira, Herbert A A; Santos, Fábio A B; Alves, Luiz C

2009-10-01

374

Gray bats and pollution in Missouri and northern Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Gray bats died with lethal brain concentrations of dieldrin and rising levels of heptachlor epoxide in 1976, 1977, and 1978 at Bat Caves No. 2-3, Franklin County, Missouri. The colony disappeared in 1979. Dieldrin was banned in 1974 and 1981 was the last year for heptachlor use in Missouri. The State is recommendiing three organophosphates (chlorpyrifos or Dursban, dyfonate or Fonophos, and ethoprop or Mocap) as substitutes for heptachlor. All three compounds have excellent records in the environment. Analyses of insects collected where bats of this colony fed showed beetles, particularly rove beetles (Staphylinidae), to be the most heavily contaminated part of the bat's diet. Lactation concentrated these residues so that levels in milk were approximately 30 times those in the insect diet. Gray bats found dead in caves in northern Alabama showed DDD (a DDT derivative) contamination. Bats from the colony at Cave Springs Cave on the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge contained up to 29 ppm DDD in their brains, but this is probably less than one-half the lethal level. Bats from other colonies contained less. The DDD contamination enters the Terinessee River just above the Wheeler Refuge and is seen in gray bat colonies as far as 60 miles downriver.

Clark, D. R., Jr.; Bunck, C. M.; Cromartie, E.; LaVal, R. K.; Tuttle, M. D.

1981-01-01

375

Urban-Rural Differentials: A Spatial Analysis of Alabama Students' Recent Alcohol Use and Marijuana Use  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives This study of Alabama public school students sought urban-rural differences in social and spatial mechanisms connecting structural factors to recent use of alcohol and marijuana. Methods Its dataset comprised a state-sponsored 2002 need-assessment survey of Alabama students; Alabama education department data; U. S. Census data; and alcohol-outlet locations listed by Alabama’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. It measured structural-disadvantage factors (population disadvantages, community instability, alcohol-outlet density), social-organization factors (protective role of community, protective role of school), and recent-use factors. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), it generated maps of school catchment areas (SCAs)—the units of analysis for the study—that outline spatial patterns (across areas deemed urban or rural) of students’ recent use of alcohol and marijuana. Results In the final sample of 370 SCAs, significant urban-versus-rural differences were observed for certain structural factors and in how these factors were associated with substance use. These differences aside, spatial analysis weighing the SCAs’ particular geographic characteristics suggested location’s importance, showing that a school playing a strong protective role significantly reduced not just its own students’ recent substance use, but that of students in neighboring SCAs as well. Conclusions and Scientific Significance The findings show students’ recent use of alcohol and marijuana are associated with characteristics of the environment.

Lo, Celia C.; Weber, Joe; Cheng, Tyrone C.

2013-01-01

376

Secure Remote Access Issues in a Control Center Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The ISS finally reached an operational state and exists for local and remote users. Onboard payload systems are managed by the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC). Users access HOSC systems by internet protocols in support of daily operations, preflight simulation, and test. In support of this diverse user community, a modem security architecture has been implemented. The architecture has evolved over time from an isolated but open system to a system which supports local and remote access to the ISS over broad geographic regions. This has been accomplished through the use of an evolved security strategy, PKI, and custom design. Through this paper, descriptions of the migration process and the lessons learned are presented. This will include product decision criteria, rationale, and the use of commodity products in the end architecture. This paper will also stress the need for interoperability of various products and the effects of seemingly insignificant details.

Pitts, Lee; McNair, Ann R. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

377

Haynesville sandstone reservoirs in the Updip Jurassic trend of Alabama  

SciTech Connect

Subsequent to the 1986 drilling of the 1 Carolyn McCollough Unit 1-13 well, which initiated production from the Frisco City sand of the Haynesville Formation in Monroe County, Alabama, seven Haynesville fields have been established in Covington, Escambia, and Monroe counties. Initial flow rates of several hundred BOPD are typical for wells in these fields, and maximum rates exceed 2000 BOPD in North Frisco City field. As of August 1993, these fields produced more than 3,400,000 bbl of oil and 4,000,000 mcf of gas from depths of 12,000 to 13,000 ft. Haynesville sandstone reservoirs are concentrated in two distinct areas: (1) an eastern area (Hickory Branch, North Rome, and West Falco fields; API oil gravity = 40{degrees}) in the Conecuh embayment and (2) a western area (Frisco City, North Frisco City, southeast Frisco City, and Megargel fields; API oil gravity = 58-59{degrees}) on the Conecuh ridge complex. Eastern fields are productive from Haynesville sandstone, which is not continuous with the two distinct, productive sandstone bodies in western fields, the Frisco City sand and the Megargel sand. Hydrocarbon traps are structural or combination traps associated with basement paleohighs. Reservoir bodies generally consist of conglomerate (igneous clasts in western fields; limestone clasts in eastern fields), sandstone (subarkose-arkose), and shale (some of which is red) in stacked fining-upward sequences. Shale at the tops of these sequences is bioturbated. These marine strata were deposited in shoal-water braid-delta fronts. Petrophysical properties differ between the two areas. Maximum and average permeability in western fields (k{sub max} = 2000 md; k{sub ave} = 850-1800 md) is an order of magnitude higher than in eastern fields. The distribution of diagenetic components, including a variety of carbonate minerals, evaporate minerals (anhydrite and halite in western fields), and carbonate-replaced pseudomatrix, commonly is related to depositional architecture.

Kugler, R.L.; Mink, R.M. [Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States)

1994-09-01

378

The 3D Elevation Program: summary for Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Elevation data are essential to a broad range of applications, including forest resources management, wildlife and habitat management, national security, recreation, and many others. For the State of Alabama, elevation data are critical for flood risk management; infrastructure and construction management; wildfire management, planning, and response; natural resources conservation; geologic resource assessment and hazards mitigation; and other business uses. Today, high-density light detection and ranging (lidar) data are the primary sources for deriving elevation models and other datasets. Federal, State, and local agencies work in partnership to (1) replace data that are older and of lower quality and (2) provide coverage where publicly accessible data do not exist. A joint goal of State and Federal partners is to acquire consistent, statewide coverage to support existing and emerging applications enabled by lidar data. The National Enhanced Elevation Assessment evaluated multiple elevation data acquisition options to determine the optimal data quality and data replacement cycle relative to cost to meet the identified requirements of the user community. The evaluation demonstrated that lidar acquisition at quality level 2 for the conterminous United States and quality level 5 ifsar data for Alaska with a 6- to 10-year acquisition cycle provided the highest benefit/cost ratios. The new 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative selected an 8-year acquisition cycle for the respective quality levels. 3DEP, managed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16 lead agency for terrestrial elevation data, responds to the growing need for high-quality topographic data and a wide range of other 3D representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features.

Carswell, William J., Jr.

2013-01-01

379

Spatial and temporal variability of air pollution in Birmingham, Alabama  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quantification of the spatial and temporal variations of outdoor air pollutant concentrations provides important information for epidemiological and other air-pollution studies, many of which have relied in the past on data from a single, centrally-located air pollution monitoring site. A method is developed for combining air pollution measurements from multiple monitors and monitoring networks to generate daily air pollution concentration fields representing spatial variations over distances of approximately 1-10 km. Meteorological and co-pollutant data are used to estimate missing site measurements, yielding more realistic concentration fields as the number of monitoring locations with available data increases. Monitoring data are interpolated with weights computed from intersite pollutant correlations, which decay with distance, so distances between interpolation points and monitoring sites are factored into the interpolation weights. The approach minimizes the influence of source-oriented sites that represent limited areas, because data from such sites exhibit low intersite correlations and yield interpolation weights that decay rapidly to zero. Interpolated values represent pollutant concentrations averaged over spatial scales that depend on intersite distances and the interpolation grid, and do not delineate sharp spatial gradients associated with roadside or near-source conditions. The approach yields quantified interpolation errors the values of which depend on measurement uncertainties, intersite distances, and the representativeness of monitoring site locations. The method is illustrated using an 11-year period of measurements of ozone, PM2.5, and PM10 concentrations from Jefferson County, Alabama. The principal city is Birmingham, which is influenced by regional-scale air pollution and by local emissions from mobile sources, industrial facilities, and residential communities. Emission sources are not distributed uniformly throughout Birmingham, the ridge-and-valley topography complicates dispersion of local emissions, and monitoring data indicate that air pollutant concentrations vary spatially as well as temporally. No single monitor represents air quality across the entire study area.

Blanchard, C. L.; Tanenbaum, S.; Hidy, G. M.

2014-06-01

380

Location Approval Project S-681-K, Etowah County, Additional Bridge Across Coosa River Between Rainbow City and Southside, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proposed Project S-681-K, Etowah County Alabama, is more or less a bridge project across the Coosa River between Southside and Rainbow City. The project begins in Southside on Alabama State Route 77, 2100' south of the Coosa River and runs in a northe...

1973-01-01

381

Project S-681-K, Etowah County, Additional Bridge, Across Coosa River Between Rainbow City, and Southside, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proposed Project S-681-K, Etowah County Alabama, covers a bridge across the Coosa River between Southside and Rainbow City. The project begins in Southside on Alabama State Route 77, 2100' south of the Coosa River and runs in a northerly direction on ...

1972-01-01

382

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI). Final Report. NCEE 2012-4008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of an experiment conducted in Alabama beginning in the 2006/07 school year, to determine the effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), which aims to improve mathematics and science achievement in the state's K-12 schools. This study is the first randomized controlled trial…

Newman, Denis; Finney, Pamela B.; Bell, Steve; Turner, Herb; Jaciw, Andrew P.; Zacamy, Jenna L.; Gould, Laura Feagans

2012-01-01

383

Missed Opportunities: Origin, Growth, and Decline of Community College Fire Science Degree Programs in Alabama, 1977 to 2002  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There was rapid growth of Alabama community colleges in the late 1960s. At the same time, there was rapid growth nationally of fire science associate degree programs. With these concurrent events, one would expect fire department personnel in Alabama to benefit from new community college opportunities in fire science and fire administration.…

Laughlin, Jerry W.

2007-01-01

384

Top of Alabama Regional Education Service Agency Adult Secondary Education Program: Final Report for FY 74-75.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document is the final report for fiscal year 1974-75 of a rural adult secondary education demonstration project sponsored by the regional agency, Top of Alabama Regional Education Service Agency (TARESA), serving five northeastern Alabama counties. Program features include the use of educational television on a statewide basis and the…

Jhin, Kyo R.

385

Student and Parent Perceptions of Barriers to and Benefits of the School Breakfast Program in Elementary Schools in Southeast Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the factors impacting participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) for elementary school students in southeast Alabama. Methods: Focus groups were used to gather qualitative data from southeastern Alabama public school fourth and fifth grade students and their parents. Six student…

Sabol, Alexis; Struempler, Barbara J.; Zizza, Claire A.

2011-01-01

386

Plan Your Excellence: System Directors' Input on Use and Revision of "Standards for Public Library Service in Alabama."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In November 1994, directors of Alabama's 21 public library systems were surveyed to determine their experiences with, and opinions of, the 1988 "Standards for Public Library Service in Alabama." Replies were received from nine (34%) of the directors. Directors were provided with a list of 15 ways in which they might have used the system standards…

Stephens, Annabel K.

387

Cancer Centers  

Cancer.gov

CANCER CENTERS Cancer Centers serves as a resource to bring together a highly trained group of scientists and physicians; patients and their families; and financial and other resources to combat cancer. Cancer centers allow scientists and physicians

388

Hurricane Frederic tidal floods of September 12-13, 1979, along the Gulf Coast, Daphne-Point Clear quadrangles, Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Shown on a topographic map are floodmark elevations and approximate areas flooded by Hurricane Frederic tides of September 12-13, 1979, along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay generally from Daphne, Alabama, southward through Fairhope and Point Clear to Mullet Point, Alabama. Buildings and sewalls were damaged by flooding and tidal waves in the vicinity of Fairhope, Alabama. Most fishing piers along the shore were either destroyed or severely damaged. From Fairhope southward, many homes and other buildings, including the Grand Hotel complex at Great Point Clear, were severely damaged. Storm-tide frequency and records of annual maximum tides at Mobile, Alabama, since 1772, are presented. Offshore winds reached about 160 miles per hour. A wind-velocity of about 145 miles per hour was recorded near Dauphin Island, Alabama. (USGS)

Scott, John C.; Bohman, Larry R.

1980-01-01

389

Activities in the Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC) During the STS-42 IML-1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary payload for Space Shuttle Mission STS-42, launched January 22, 1992, was the International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1), a pressurized manned Spacelab module. The goal of IML-1 was to explore in depth the complex effects of weightlessness of living organisms and materials processing. Around-the-clock research was performed on the human nervous system's adaptation to low gravity and effects of microgravity on other life forms such as shrimp eggs, lentil seedlings, fruit fly eggs, and bacteria. Materials processing experiments were also conducted, including crystal growth from a variety of substances such as enzymes, mercury iodide, and a virus. The Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was the air/ground communication channel used between the astronauts and ground control teams during the Spacelab missions. Featured are activities in the SL POCC during STS-42, IML-1 mission.

1992-01-01

390

Critical Point Facility (CPE) Group in the Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary payload for Space Shuttle Mission STS-42, launched January 22, 1992, was the International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1), a pressurized manned Spacelab module. The goal of IML-1 was to explore in depth the complex effects of weightlessness of living organisms and materials processing. Around-the-clock research was performed on the human nervous system's adaptation to low gravity and effects of microgravity on other life forms such as shrimp eggs, lentil seedlings, fruit fly eggs, and bacteria. Materials processing experiments were also conducted, including crystal growth from a variety of substances such as enzymes, mercury iodide, and a virus. The Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was the air/ground communication channel used between the astronauts and ground control teams during the Spacelab missions. Featured is the Critical Point Facility (CPE) group in the SL POCC during STS-42, IML-1 mission.

1992-01-01

391

Crystal Growth Team in the Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC) During the STS-42  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary payload for Space Shuttle Mission STS-42, launched January 22, 1992, was the International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1), a pressurized manned Spacelab module. The goal of IML-1 was to explore in depth the complex effects of weightlessness of living organisms and materials processing. Around-the-clock research was performed on the human nervous system's adaptation to low gravity and effects of microgravity on other life forms such as shrimp eggs, lentil seedlings, fruit fly eggs, and bacteria. Materials processing experiments were also conducted, including crystal growth from a variety of substances such as enzymes, mercury iodide, and a virus. The Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was the air/ground communication channel used between the astronauts and ground control teams during the Spacelab missions. Featured is the Crystal Growth team in the SL POCC during STS-42, IML-1 mission.

1992-01-01

392

Gravity Plant Physiology Facility (GPPF) Team in the Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary payload for Space Shuttle Mission STS-42, launched January 22, 1992, was the International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1), a pressurized manned Spacelab module. The goal of IML-1 was to explore in depth the complex effects of weightlessness of living organisms and materials processing. Around-the-clock research was performed on the human nervous system's adaptation to low gravity and effects of microgravity on other life forms such as shrimp eggs, lentil seedlings, fruit fly eggs, and bacteria. Materials processing experiments were also conducted, including crystal growth from a variety of substances such as enzymes, mercury iodide, and a virus. The Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was the air/ground communication channel used between the astronauts and ground control teams during the Spacelab missions. Featured is the Gravity Plant Physiology Facility (GPPF) team in the SL POCC during the IML-1 mission.

1992-01-01

393

Critical Point Facility (CPF) Team in the Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary payload for Space Shuttle Mission STS-42, launched January 22, 1992, was the International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1), a pressurized manned Spacelab module. The goal of IML-1 was to explore in depth the complex effects of weightlessness of living organisms and materials processing. Around-the-clock research was performed on the human nervous system's adaptation to low gravity and effects of microgravity on other life forms such as shrimp eggs, lentil seedlings, fruit fly eggs, and bacteria. Materials processing experiments were also conducted, including crystal growth from a variety of substances such as enzymes, mercury iodide, and a virus. The Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) Spacelab Payload Operations Control Center (SL POCC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was the air/ground communication channel used between the astronauts and ground control teams during the Spacelab missions. Featured is the Critical Point Facility (CPF) team in the SL POCC during the IML-1 mission.

1982-01-01

394

Dr. Cooper Curtice - Unknown worker in interpreting the Cambrian of Alabama  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Cooper Curtice was an assistant to C. D. Walcott from 1883-1886. In 1885, he spent four months, mostly in Alabama, measuring sections of Paleozoic rocks and searching for fossils, mainly in the Cambrian. In 1888, Walcott concurred with foreign authorities that the rocks called Middle Cambrian in North America were Early Cambrian in age and vice versa, requiring a new interpretation of Cambrian strata. Curtice returned to Alabama for geologic investigations in 1892, and again briefly with Walcott in 1895. Since that time Cambrian stratigraphy in the southeastern United States has remained virtually unchanged.

Yochelson, E. L.; Osborne, W. E.

1999-01-01

395

Marshall Space Flight Center solid waste characterization and recycling improvement study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The MSFC Facilities Office, which is responsible for disposing of all waste generated by MSFC, issued a delivery order to the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to characterize current MSFC waste streams and to evaluate their existing recycling program. The purpose of the study was to define the nature, quantity, and types of waste produced and to generate ideas for improving the present recycling program. Specifically, the following tasks were to be performed: Identify various surplus and waste materials--as identified by the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR)--by source, location, and type; Analyze MSFC's current methods for handling, storage, transport, and disposition of waste and surplussed materials; Determine the composition of various surplus and waste materials as to type and quantities from various sources and locations; Analyze different methods for the disposition of various surplus and waste materials, including quality, quantity, preparation, transport cost, and value; Study possible alternatives to current methods of handling, storage, transport, and disposition of surplus and waste materials to improve the quality and quantities recycled or sold and to reduce and minimize the quantities of surplus and waste material currently being disposed of or stored; Provide recommendations for source and centralized segregation and aggregation of materials for recycling and/or disposition; and The analysis could include identification and laboratory level evaluation of methods and/or equipment, including capital costs, operating costs, maintenance requirements, life cycle and return on investment for systems to support the waste reduction program mission.

Eley, Michael H.; Crews, Lavonne; Johnston, Ben; Lee, David; Colebaugh, James

1995-01-01

396

Jupiter-C Headline in Huntsville Times  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In January 1958, a modified Redstone rocket lifted the first American satellite into orbit just 3 months after the the von Braun team received the go-ahead. This modified Redstone rocket was known as a Jupiter-C. Its satellite payload was called Explorer I.

1958-01-01

397

An evaluation of coding methodologies for potential use in the Alabama Resource Information System (ARIS)-transportation study for the state of Alabama  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Procedures developed for digitizing the transportation arteries, airports, and dock facilities of Alabama and placing them in a computerized format compatible with the Alabama Resource Information System are described. The time required to digitize by the following methods: (a) manual, (b) Telereadex 29 with film reading and digitizing system, and (c) digitizing tablets was evaluated. A method for digitizing and storing information from the U. T. M. grid cell base which was compatible with the system was developed and tested. The highways, navigable waterways, railroads, airports, and docks in the study area were digitized and the data stored. The manual method of digitizing was shown to be best for small amounts of data, while the graphic input from the digitizing tablets would be the best approach for entering the large amounts of data required for an entire state.

Montgomery, O. L.

1977-01-01

398

The Tenth Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Tenth Thermal arid Fluids Analysis Workshop (TFAWS 99) was held at the Bevill Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, September 13-17, 1999. The theme for the hands-on training workshop and conference was "Tools and Techniques Contributing to Engineering Excellence". Forty-seven technical papers were presented in four sessions. The sessions were: (1) Thermal Spacecraft/Payloads, (2) Thermal Propulsion/Vehicles, (3) Interdisciplinary Paper, and (4) Fluids Paper. Forty papers were published in these proceedings. The remaining seven papers were not available in electronic format at the time of publication. In addition to the technical papers, there were (a) nine hands-on classes on thermal and flow analyses software, (b) twelve short courses, (c) thirteen product overview lectures, and (d) three keynote lectures. The workshop resulted in participation of 171 persons representing NASA Centers, Government agencies, aerospace industries, academia, software providers, and private corporations.

Majumdar, Alok (Compiler); McConnaughey, Paul (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

399

Twelfth Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Twelfth Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop (TFAWS 01) was held at the Bevill Center, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, September 10-14, 2001. The theme for the hands-on training workshop and conference was "Engineering Excellence and Advances in the New Millenium." Forty-five technical papers were presented in four sessions: (1) Thermal Spacecraft/Payloads, (2) Thermal Propulsion/Vehicles, (3) Interdisciplinary Papers, and (4) Fluids Papers. Thirty-nine papers were published in these proceedings. The remaining six papers were not available in electronic format at the time of publication. In addition to the technical papers, there were (a) nine hands-on classes on thermal and flow analyses software, (b) thirteen short courses and product overview lectures, (c) five keynote lectures and, (d) panel discussions consisting of eight presentations. The workshop resulted in participation of 195 persons representing NASA Centers, Government agencies, aerospace industries, academia, software providers, and private corporations.

Majumdar, Alok (Compiler)

2002-01-01

400

Utilization survey of a rural creek fishery in central Alabama.  

PubMed

A one-year angler intercept survey was conducted on Choccolocco Creek, a rural, limited access tributary to the Coosa River in northeastern Alabama. The purpose of the survey was to collect data and information about the behaviors and fish consumption habits of the recreational anglers who fish there. Nine survey locations were included in the stratified sampling plan, and sampling occurred throughout daylight hours, on weekdays and weekends/holidays, during all four seasons of the year. Surveys were completed on a total of 101 survey days between June 28, 2008 and June 27, 2009.(6) Seventy-two anglers were observed fishing during the survey period, and 52 (72%) of those individuals agreed to participate in the survey. Based on the information collected by the survey clerks, the angler population fishes the Creek between 1 and 54 times per year, with an average frequency of seven trips per year. The average number of months fished was three months per year, with a range of one to nine months. Only 15% of the anglers who participated in the survey (eight individuals) had succeeded in catching fish by the end of their trips, and only four of those individuals (8%) had retained any of the fish they had caught for consumption. Reasons provided for not retaining fish were that they either only fished for sport, did not catch enough fish to eat, or the fish they caught were too small to keep. Because so few anglers used and harvested fish from the resource, fish consumption rates could not be determined with a high degree of confidence. However, from these limited data it was estimated that the three anglers for whom consumption rates could be estimated had annualized average daily fish consumption rates of 0.14, 0.44, and 7.9 grams per day (g/day). The majority of anglers traveled less than 10 miles to fish the Creek. It was estimated that a total population of 173 anglers use the Creek each year. The results of this survey indicated that Choccolocco Creek is a local fishery that is not heavily used by area residents. PMID:21978300

Ebert, Ellen S; Wilson, Natalie; Wacksman, Mitch; Loper, John R; Schell, John D; Fowler, Alan

2012-03-01

401

New insights into lightning processes gained from triggered-lightning experiments in Florida and Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyses of electric and magnetic fields measured at distances from tens to hundreds of meters from the ground strike point of triggered lightning at Camp Blanding, Florida, and at 10 and 20 m at Fort McClellan, Alabama, in conjunction with currents measured at the lightning channel base and with optical observations, allow us to make new inferences on several aspects

V. A. Rakov; M. A. Uman; K. J. Rambo; M. I. Fernandez; R. J. Fisher; G. H. Schnetzer; R. Thottappillil; A. Eybert-Berard; J. P. Berlandis; P. Lalande; A. Bonamy; P. Laroche; A. Bondiou-Clergerie

1998-01-01

402

Trade & Industrial Education. Preparing Today for Tomorrow's Workforce. Alabama Course of Study. Bulletin 1996, No. 21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, which is intended for classroom teachers, supervisors, and administrators throughout Alabama, contains the minimum required content (core program) for public school instruction in trade and industrial education in grades 7-12. Presented first are the following: introduction examining the objectives and delivery of trade and industrial…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

403

Phylogenetic affinities and taphonomy of Brooksella from the Cambrian of Georgia and Alabama, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Siliceous “star cobbles”, referred to the enigmatic genus Brooksella, are abundant in the Conasauga Formation of the Coosa River Valley of Alabama and Georgia, USA. Explaining the phylogenetic affinities and taphonomic history of Brooksella has been difficult and contentious. Brooksella has, at times, been referred to: 1, the cnidarian order Scyphomedusae; 2, the cnidarian class Protomedusae (order Brooksellida); 3, as

Charles N. Ciampaglio; Loren E. Babcock; Carrie L. Wellman; Angela R. York; Holly K. Brunswick

2006-01-01

404

Genetic and Population Characteristics of Walleyes in the Mobile Drainage of Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis conducted on walleyes Stizostedion vitreum collected in Alabama indicated that 44 fish from the Mobile drainage were of the recently described southern haplotype, whereas all 5 fish from the Tennessee River had a northern haplotype. No successful establishment of female walleyes from Ohio stocked in the Mobile drainage between 1973 and 1985 was indicated by the

Neil Billington; Michael J. Maceina

1997-01-01

405

The Potential Impact of Water Reallocation on Retention and Chlorophyll a in Weiss Lake, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Water supply demand has increased in North Georgia and prompted government officials to propose a water reallocation plan that would permit two reservoirs upstream from Weiss Lake, Alabama to increase water withdrawals nearly three fold. Hydrologic modeling predicted lower flows in the Coosa River, the primary tributary of Weiss Lake, during average to below average flows (exceedences from 50 to

Michael J. Maceina; David R. Bayne

2003-01-01

406

Archeological Overview and Management Plan for the Coosa River Storage Annex, Talladega County, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Coosa River Storage Annex, located in east central Alabama in Talladega County, is comprised of 2834 acres. The facility is a government-owned operation under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Army Depot System (DESCOM, a DARCOM sub-command). Its primary ...

D. H. Dye P. M. Quillian R. B. Meek

1984-01-01

407

Near vertical view of Birmingham, Alabama as seen from Apollo 9  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Near vertical view of the Birmingham, Alabama area extending to Gadeden, as photographed from the Apollo 9 spacecraft during its earth-orbital mission. The city spreads out between ridges of the folded southern Appalachien Mountains. The major stream in the picture is the Coosa River.

1969-01-01

408

Environmental Factors Influencing Summer Angler Effort on the Jordan Dam Tailwater, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Coosa River below Jordan Dam, Alabama, supports a multispecies, warmwater, tailwater fishery. A principal concern has focused on maintaining sufficient flow to protect this fishery while simultaneously allowing substantial portions of water to be diverted from Jordan Lake through a new hydroelectric facility, from which the water is returned via a canal to the Coosa River 21 km below

Donald C. Jackson; William D. Davies

1988-01-01

409

Verification of the Influence of Hydrologic Factors on Crappie Recruitment in Alabama Reservoirs  

Microsoft Academic Search

I attempted to verify my previous published results describing the relations between reservoir hydrology and the recruitment of black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus and white crappie P. annularis in Alabama reservoirs. An additional 4–5 years of data were collected in 9 of the 11 reservoirs I originally examined that showed erratic recruitment. Recruitment estimates were derived from residuals associated with catch-curve

Michael J. Maceina

2003-01-01

410

Comparison of Native and Introduced Flathead Catfish Populations in Alabama and Georgia: Growth, Mortality, and Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

We compared growth of flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris from two native populations in Alabama (Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers) and two introduced populations in Georgia (Ocmulgee and Satilla rivers). We also compared mortality rates and potential outcomes of various management regimes (minimum length limits [MLLs]) among the populations. Total length–log10(age) regression slopes for introduced fish were higher than those for native

Peter C. Sakaris; Elise R. Irwin; Jeffrey C. Jolley; Donald Harrison

2006-01-01

411

The Formation and Development of an Ethnic Group: The "Cajuns" of Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are 4,500 "Cajuns" occupying a rural area in southern Alabama which was once practically isolated from the surrounding society. Local residents regard these "Cajuns" as neither White nor Black. It is generally recognized that they are a recent mixture of several distinct peoples. There is no evidence that these people have a coherent set of…

Minton, Gary; Griessman, B. Eugene

412

Updating the School Bus Standard Vehicle for Load Rating Alabama Bridges.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this project was to identify a representative school bus (weight and axle spacing) for load rating highway bridges. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Bridge Rating and Load Test Section currently uses a 12.5-ton school bus ...

J. Richardson

2010-01-01

413

Age and Growth Variability between Sexes of Three Catfish Species in Lake Wilson, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus, channel catfish I. punctatus, and flathead catfish Pylodictus olivaris were collected from Lake Wilson (Tennessee River), Alabama. Fish were aged with otoliths to determine sex-specific differences in growth, age structure, and longevity. Male blue catfish grew faster, lived longer, and attained larger sizes than females. Growth of flathead catfish did not differ statistically between sexes; however,

Matthew D. Marshall; Michael J. Maceina; Michael P. Holley

2009-01-01

414

77 FR 59755 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plans; Alabama 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997...requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act...24-hour fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) national ambient air quality...

2012-10-01

415

7. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just off U.S. ...  

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

7. ALABAMA, SUMTER CO., EPES RAILROAD BRIDGE Just off U.S. 11, N of Epes Copy of photo by Jack Donnell, Columbus, Ms. 1922. Picture of earlier bridge: turn span and fixed spans. Ala. Great Southern RR. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, Ms. Sep 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

416

ESTIMATING DEMAND FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING IN ALABAMA USING TRAVEL COST MODEL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Individuals and households reveal their willingness to pay to enjoy environmental and natural resource services by engaging in outdoor recreation activities. The state of Alabama and the Black-Belt region possess significant recreational fishing resources whose qualities could be improved through public and private management innovations. To measure the value of such interventions, a baseline estimate of recreational fishing demand and

Oluwagbemiga Ojumu; Diane Hite; Deacue Fields

2009-01-01

417

76 FR 26748 - Alabama; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration AGENCY: Federal Emergency...This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alabama...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of...

2011-05-09

418

Development and Validation of a Short Form of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Brief assessments of parenting practices can provide important information about the development of disruptive behavior disorders in children. We examined the factor structure of a widely used assessment of parenting practices, the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire, and produced a 9-item short scale around its three supported factors: Positive…

Elgar, Frank J.; Waschbusch, Daniel A.; Dadds, Mark R.; Sigvaldason, Nadine

2007-01-01

419

State of Alabama Annual Vocational Education Performance Report for Fiscal Year 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During fiscal year 1994, enrollment in secondary-level vocational education (VE) in Alabama totaled 202,402. Secondary school districts provided VE to 17,037 adult students, and postsecondary institutions provided regular occupational/technical training to 80,764 adults and training for business/industry to 19,723 adults. Secondary and/or…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education Services.

420

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 83-196-1492, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Gadsden, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for organic solvent vapors, and total and respirable dust at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (SIC-3011), Gadsden, Alabama, in August, 1983. The survey was requested by a union local due to a severe s...

C. C. Bishop J. L. S. Hickey T. M. Williams

1984-01-01

421

State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Progress on Teacher Quality, 2007. Alabama State Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" examines what is arguably the single most powerful authority over the teaching profession: state government. This Alabama edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the first of what will be an annual look at the status of state policies impacting the…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2007

2007-01-01

422

State Teacher Policy Yearbook: What States Can Do to Retain Effective New Teachers, 2008. Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the Alabama edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's 2008 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook". The 2008 "Yearbook" focuses on how state policies impact the retention of effective new teachers. This policy evaluation is broken down into three areas that encompass 15 goals. Broadly, these goals examine the impact of state…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2008

2008-01-01

423

The Profiles, Patterns, and Practices of Women Superintendents in Alabama's Public School Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to develop a profile that describes the patterns and practices of the 27 women who served as public school superintendents in Alabama during the 2006-2007 school year. This study explored the relationship between the profiles, patterns, and practices found in research and the manifestations in the lives and careers of…

Brouillette, Janine E.

2009-01-01

424

The Availability and Delivery of Health Care to High School Athletes in Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sports medicine survey of 119 public high schools in Alabama showed smaller schools at a disadvantage in offering health care for athletes relative to larger schools. Many schools rated the delivery and quality of medical care to the athletes as fair to very poor. (MT)

Culpepper, Michael I.

1986-01-01

425

Polychlorinated biphenyls in tree bark near a former manufacturing plant in Anniston, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tree bark samples were collected to identify the relative amounts and congener profiles of atmospheric polychlorinated biphenyls dissolved into bark lipids from the gas phase in Anniston, Alabama, USA, where PCBs were manufactured from the 1920s until 1971. The area is heavily contaminated with PCBs: At least 4550 metric tons (mt) of PCB and 14000mt of PCB distillation residue, known

Mark H. Hermanson; Glenn W. Johnson

2007-01-01

426

2. ALABAMA, PICKENS, CO., COCHRANE HIGHWAY BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. ...  

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

2. ALABAMA, PICKENS, CO., COCHRANE HIGHWAY BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. from Cochrane on Ala. route 17. Aerial view of Milner bridge, from SE. David J. Kaminsky, Architecturl Photography, Atlanta Ga. Aug 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

427

Nutritional Status of New Orleans, Mississippi and Alabama Head Start Children. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three purposes guided compilation of this final report on the nutritional status of New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama Head Start children: (1) to evaluate the causes of anemia through detailed studies of urban New Orleans preschool children and their mothers, (2) to study the effect of dietary supplementation of school feeding programs upon…

Smith, Jack L.

428

Concentrations, Distribution and Persistence of Perfluoroalkylates in Sludge-Applied Soils near Decatur, Alabama, USA  

EPA Science Inventory

Sludges generated at a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Decatur, Alabama have been applied to agricultural fields for more than a decade. Waste-stream sources to this WWTP during this period included industries that work with fluorotelomer compounds, and sludges from this fac...

429

Manpower Status of Selected Health Professions for the State of Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to provide information on the number and racial composition of students and workers in selected health care professions in the State of Alabama, and to analyze these data. Professions covered include dentistry, dental hygiene, nursing, medicine, medical technology, and occupational therapy. A description of how data…

Drake, Albert E.

430

76 FR 9769 - Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, and Soliciting Comments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Description of Request: Alabama Power Company (APC) is requesting a temporary variance of...industrial water supply and navigation needs. APC is requesting a variance to release from...and to address drought-related issues. APC would also provide appropriate notice...

2011-02-22

431

Lessons Learned Planning a Statewide Conference: "Alabama's Choice--Tobacco or Health?"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes lessons learned while planning a statewide conference to increase the knowledge of tobacco control advocates and promote implementation of the Alabama Comprehensive Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Plan (Plan) within the state. The Plan has three overall goals: preventing youth from becoming tobacco users; promoting…

Geiger, Brian F.

432

A subsurface study of the North Frisco City field, Monroe County, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 1991 discovery of the North Frisco City field has led to a resurgence of industry activity in the updip Jurassic trend of Monroe County, Alabama. Six wells in the field are presently delivering 6,000 BOPD and 5 MMJCFGP out of the Frisco City Sand Member of the lower Haynesville Formation. The North Frisco City field is a combination structural-stratigraphic

J. G. Cox; M. Harmount; L. Bruno

1993-01-01

433

Facies and reservoir characterization of an upper Smackover interval, East Barnett Field, Conecuh County, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Excellent production from an upper Smackover (Jurassic) ooid grainstone was established in April 1988 by Coastal Oil and Gas Corporation with the discovery of the East Barnett field in Conecuh County, Alabama. A structure map on the top of the Smackover Formation and net porosity isopach map of the producing intervals show that the trapping mechanism at the field has

G. R. Bergan; J. H. Hearne

1990-01-01

434

Growth of Freshwater Drum from Lotic and Lentic Habitats in Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyzed variations in the age and growth of freshwater drum Aplodinotus grunniens in Alabama rivers and reservoirs. Lotic environments produced significantly more robust freshwater drum (associated with higher growth rates) than did lentic settings. Shorter reservoir retention times (more lotic reservoirs) also produced more robust and faster-growing freshwater drum, which supported the hypothesis that hydraulic-based habitat was an important

Andrew L. Rypel; David R. Bayne; Justin B. Mitchell

2006-01-01

435

The Changing Face of the Principalship in Alabama: Role, Perceptions, and Gender.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the principalship in Alabama. It focuses on the "individual role conception" of the principalship as perceived by those in that role and investigates whether gender affected these perceptions. For the research, principals were asked to provide personal demographic and professional information and to respond to three open-ended…

Kochan, Frances K.; Spencer, William A.; Mathews, Jerry

436

CAFOS, CULTURE AND CONFLICT ON SAND MOUNTAIN: FRAMING RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN APPALACHIAN ALABAMA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study of controversy associated with large confined animal feed operations (CAFOs) on Sand Mountain in the northeast corner of Alabama, the tail-end of the Appalachian Mountains. We examine competing cultural frames developed by supporters and opponents of CAFOs that produce hogs. Both sides of the CAFO controversy utilize locally-specific cultural understandings of private property. Those

ZACHARY HENSON; CONNER BAILEY

2009-01-01

437

Sediment and Runoff Losses following Harvesting\\/Site Prep Operations on a Piedmont Soil in Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

lmpacfs of soil erosion on water quality from forest harvesting and site preparation have received increased concern in recent years. The study presented here was performed in Lee County, Alabama to investigate the impact of harvesting and site preparation on a 20-year- old lob\\/o\\/\\/y pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation on sediment and runoff yield. Sediment and runoff yield responses on

Emily A. Carter

438

Report of an econometric study of the energy sector of Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purposes of the research project are: the collection of enrgy-related economic data, the estimation of relationships among energy demand and supply and the Alabama economy, and the development of the capability to simulate the effects of alternative developments in the energy sector upon the state's economy. An overview of alternative economic models that are widely used for forecasting and

D. L. Hooks; D. C. Cheng

1979-01-01

439

Analysis of a Small Steam District Heating System at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An analysis to identify major causes for heat loss from one steam district heating system at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, has been made. Because only limited information based on measurements was available, we took measurements of condensate ejected from traps...

G. D. Pine

1984-01-01

440

A Study of Organization and Governance of Alabama State Library Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to provide the citizens of Alabama with the best possible library service for a given level of funding, this study recommends a model for the organization and funding of multi-type library cooperation in the state, based on a review of past developments and current conditions, together with proposed changes in state library legislation…

Public Administration Service, Washington, DC.

441

Transforming the Spirit of Teaching through Wise Practice: Observations of Two Alabama Social Studies Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the teaching styles and approaches of two different social studies teachers working in urban schools in Alabama. Aims at providing examples of wise teaching practice in social studies by examining what these teachers see as essential to becoming effective teachers in a challenging context. (CMK)

Riley, Karen Lea; Wilson, Elizabeth K.; Fogg, Terry

2000-01-01

442

Evolving with Technology: The Changing Role of the Curriculum Lab at The University of West Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article was to examine how technological advances in research affect The University of West Alabama's mission as well as its resources available to students through the curriculum lab as the lab should be an integral part of the University's offerings. Living in the age of the instant, the prevalence of information available…

Ross, Sheletha

2010-01-01

443

Atlas of Wading Bird and Seabird Nesting Colonies in Coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama: 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Aerial surveys of waterbird colonies in coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama were conducted in May and June of 1983. The major objective of these surveys was to provide up-to-date locations of active colony sites. Historic colony sites reported in ...

C. E. Keller J. A. Spendelow R. D. Greer

1984-01-01

444

The Day Autherine Lucy Dared To Integrate the University of Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to a federal court order to integrate, the University of Alabama admitted Autherine Lucy in 1956. On campus, she was pelted with eggs and threatened with death. After staying locked in a university hall for 3 hours, she was taken away by the police. The following day, trustees suspended Lucy "for her own safety." (SM)

McWhorter, Diane

2001-01-01

445

Great Expectations: A Guide to Alabama's High School Graduation Exam. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State leaders, parents, and business people want to be sure that students truly learn what they are being taught in school. Today, basic skills are not sufficient to guarantee that children will find good jobs and become productive citizens. As a result, the Alabama State Legislature passed its Education Accountability Law in 1995. The new…

Alabama Department of Education, 2003

2003-01-01

446

The Alabama Counseling Association: A Legacy of Community and Professional Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA) has an ongoing plan for professional growth and development reflective of the multiple counseling professions and the diversity of its members. Based on the development and history of the organization, this research project was designed to assess ALCA's progress toward achieving its stated outcome goals. A…

Clark, Eddie, Jr.

2007-01-01

447

EFFECTS OF SECTION 404 PERMITTING ON FRESHWATER WETLANDS IN LOUISIANA, ALABAMA, AND MISSISSIPPI  

EPA Science Inventory

Information was compiled on permits issued under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for alteration of freshwater wetlands from January 1982-August 1987 in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. he location, area, wetland type, and other data describing the impacted and compensatory...

448

Prevalence of Tritrichomonas foetus in several subpopulations of Alabama beef bulls.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Tritrichomonas foetus infections in Alabama (USA) beef bulls through prospective and retrospective surveys. The prospective survey included 240 Alabama beef bulls that were sampled between January 2005 and March 2006. Preputial smegma was collected from the 240 bulls with a dry pipette and cultured in an InPouch TF T. foetus culture pouch (BioMed Diagnostics; White City, OR, USA). The samples were evaluated microscopically once a day for 6 days for growth resembling T. foetus. To avoid false-positives due to fecal trichomonads, all suspect cultures were sent to both the Alabama Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Auburn, AL, USA and the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Parasitology Laboratory (Auburn, AL, USA) for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmatory assays. Of the 240 bulls cultured in the prospective survey, 3 (1.25%) cultures were considered suspect on microscopic evaluation. However, PCR-based assays were negative for T. foetus, suggesting that the samples most likely contained fecal trichomonads. The retrospective analysis included 374 T. foetus cultures performed at the Alabama Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory between October 2002 and March 2005. Of the 374 bulls included in the retrospective analysis, only 1 (0.27%) was confirmed positive by a PCR-based assay. PMID:17981321

Rodning, S P; Wolfe, D F; Carson, R L; Wright, J C; Stockdale, H D; Pacoli, M E; Busby, H C; Rowe, S E

2008-01-15

449

Fort Toulouse of the Alabamas and the eighteenth?century Indian trade  

Microsoft Academic Search

French colonization of Indian territory in the south?eastern United States during the eighteenth century included the building of both fortresses and trading posts. Fort Toulouse in central Alabama, one of the most important garrisons for the implementation of French policy in the region, was in actuality an early French embassy to the Creek Indian Nation. Archaeological explorations of Fort Toulouse

Donald P. Heldman

1973-01-01

450

Maastrichtian ammonites chiefly from the Prairie Bluff Chalk in Alabama and Mississippi  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Prairie Bluff Chalk of Alabama and Mississippi yields a diverse ammonite fauna of Maastrichtian age. Twenty-eight species, of which three are new, are recorded. The bulk of the fauna can be referred to a Discoscaphites conradi assemblage zone, but some elements in the fauna are significantly older. -Authors

Cobban, W. A.; Kennedy, W. J.

1995-01-01

451

Diversity and Seasonal Abundance of Predacious Mites in Alabama Satsuma Citrus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nine Satsuma citrus orchards (seven conventionally sprayed and two unsprayed) in southern Alabama were sampled (mainly leaf samples) for predacious mites at eight different sampling dates from March 2005 to February 2006. At least 29 species of predacious mites from nine families (Anystidae, Ascidae, Bdellidae, Cheyletidae, Cunaxidae, Erythraeidae, Eupalopsellidae, Phytoseiidae, and Stigmaeidae) were identiÞed. In addition, six primarily fungivorous species

Henry Y. Fadamiro; Yingfang Xiao; Monte Nesbitt; Carl C. Childers

2009-01-01

452

Leadership Frame Preferences of Elected and Appointed School District Superintendents in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the leadership orientation frames of school district superintendents in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, which are the only three states in the United States with both elected and appointed school district superintendents. The theoretical framework for this study was developed by Bolman and Deal's (1997) four frame…

Landry, Cheri Lynne

2009-01-01

453

Assessment of the geothermal\\/geopressure potential of the Gulf Coastal Plan of Alabama. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geothermal and geopressure as well as geologic and geophysical data were studied to evaluate the potential for future development of geothermal resources underlying the Alabama Coastal Plain. Wire-line log data compiled and interpreted from more than 1300 oil and gas test wells included maximum recorded temperatures, mud weights, rock resistivities as related to geopressure, formation tops, fault locations, and depths

G. V. Wilson; G. C. Wang; E. A. Mancini; D. J. Benson

1980-01-01

454

Oral Language & Vocabulary Development: Grades 2-3. Alabama Reading Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This inservice professional development module, part of the Alabama Reading Initiative, presents research summaries, notes for presenters, and activities. The Oral Language and Vocabulary module elaborates on a student's comprehension of text as it relates to the overlap between the student's system of language and the author's system of language.…

Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

455

An Evaluation of a Three-Year Abstinence Education Program in Southeast Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes an evaluation of a three-year school-based abstinence education program that was taught in 21 public schools to eighth- and 10th grade students in Southeastern Alabama between 2003 and 2005. The abstinence education curricula utilized with the students were "Choosing the Best" and "Navigator" programs. A 76-item testing…

Gossett, Dianne; Hooten, Mary Ann

2006-01-01

456

Informal Adoption in Black Families in Lowndes and Wilcox Counties, Alabama.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research deals with the legal, social and cultural contexts in which informal adoption of black children by adults takes place in rural south Alabama. A total of 306 parent surrogates were identified, interviewed and compared on the basis of 10 socioeconomic characteristics. Information was also collected on the number of children informally…

Jones, Lewis W.

457

Evaluating a Chat Reference Service at the University of South Alabama's Baugh Biomedical Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of South Alabama's Baugh Biomedical Library recently initiated a chat reference service targeted at distance education students in the biomedical sciences. After one year of service, the library conducted an evaluation of the chat reference to assess the success of this mode of reference service. Both traditional reference and…

Clanton, Clista C.; Staggs, Geneva B.; Williams, Thomas L.

2006-01-01

458

In Defense of Field Trips: A Conversation with Educators from an Extraordinary Alabama Public School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

People looking for a public school Cinderella story need look no further than George Hall Elementary in Mobile, Alabama. The once struggling school, which serves mostly low-income children, now boasts state math and reading test scores most wealthy suburban schools would be proud of. George Hall did not have to sacrifice all but the basics to get…

von Zastrow, Claus

2010-01-01

459

Legal and Ethical Implications of Working with Minors in Alabama: Consent and Confidentiality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Until recently, there has been little guidance in the professional literature with respect to counseling minors outside of the school setting. Although most authors suggest referring to state statutes for legal limits of counseling practice, little research exists describing these requirements in Alabama. The purpose of this literature and…

Keim, Michael A.; Cobia, Debra

2010-01-01

460

Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Reconnaissance Survey of Portions of Alabama and Georgia: Rome Quadrangle. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of a high-sensitivity, aerial, gamma-ray spectrometer and magnetometer survey of the Rome Quadrangle, Alabama and Georgia, are presented. Instrumentation and methods are described in Volume 1 of this final report. This work was done as part of...

1980-01-01

461

1. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE HIGHWAY BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. ...  

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

1. ALABAMA, PICKENS CO., COCHRANE HIGHWAY BRIDGE 1.5 miles N. from Cochrane on Ala. route 17 Aerial view of Milner bridge, from SW. David J. Kaminsky, Architectural Photography, Atlanta Ga. Aug 1978. - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Cochrane, Pickens County, AL

462

77 FR 59100 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama: General and Transportation Conformity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the 1997 PM 10 Surrogate Policy to satisfy the PSD requirements for PM 2.5 unless the application includes a valid surrogacy demonstration.\\6\\ See 76 FR 28646. In its May 2, 2011, SIP revision, Alabama did not adopt the grandfathering...

2012-09-26

463

Evaluation of Convergent Spray Technology{trademark} spray process for roof coating application. Environmental technology initiative  

SciTech Connect

The overall goal of this project was to demonstrate the feasibility of Convergent Spray Technology{trademark} for the roofing industry. This was accomplished by producing an environmentally compliant coating utilizing recycled materials, a CST{trademark} spray process portable application cart, and hand-held applicator with a CST{trademark} spray process nozzle. The project culminated with application of this coating to a nine hundred sixty square foot metal for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

Scarpa, J.; Creighton, B.; Hall, T.; Hamlin, K.; Howard, T.

1998-09-01

464

STS-47 Payload Specialist Mohri at the MSFC Payload Crew Training Complex  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

STS-47 Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105, Payload Specialist Mamoru Mohri reviews procedures with the Spacelab Japan (SLJ) training team in the SLJ module at the Payload Crew Training Complex at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The MSFC-managed mission is a joint venture in space-based research between the United States and Japan. Mohri represents Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA). View provided with alternate number 92P-138.

1992-01-01

465

Current Collection from Space Plasmas  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The First Workshop on Current Collection from Space Plasmas was held at the Tom Bevil Center on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville on April 24 to 25, 1989. The intent of the workshop was to assemble experts on various topics related to the problem of current collection for deliberations that would elucidate the present understanding of the overall current collection problem. Papers presented at the workshop are presented.

Singh, Nagendra (editor); Wright, K. H., Jr. (editor); Stone, Nobie H. (editor)

1990-01-01

466

Thin Films Protect Electronics from Heat and Radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

While Anne St. Clair worked on high performance polyimides at Langley Research Center, she noticed that some of the films were nearly colorless. The polyimides became known as LaRC-CP1 and LaRC-CP2, and were licensed by NeXolve Corporation, based in Huntsville, Alabama. Today, NeXolve provides polyimide film products to commercial customers for spacecraft, telescopes, and circuit boards.

2013-01-01

467

Dr. von Braun Briefing Walt Disney  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Dr. von Braun began his association with Walt Disney in the 1950s when the rocket scientist appeared in three Disney television productions related to the exploration of space. Years later, Dr. von Braun invited Disney and his associates to tour the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. This photograph is dated April 13, 1965. From left are R.J. Schwinghamer from the MSFC, Disney, B.J. Bernight, and Dr. von Braun.

1965-01-01

468

A Novel Method for Electroplating Ultra-High-Strength Glassy Metals  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A novel method for electroplating ultra-high-strength glassy metals, nickel-phosphorous and nickel-cobalt-phosphorous, has been developed at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, cooperatively with the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Traditionally, thin coatings of these metals are achieved via electroless deposition. Benefits of the new electrolytic process include thick, low-stress deposits, free standing shapes, lower plating temperature, low maintenance, and safer operation with substantially lower cost.

Ramsey, Brian; Engelhaupt, Darell; Six, N. Frank (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

469

Space Station Freedom Utilization Conference: Executive summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

From August 3-6, 1992, Space Station Freedom Program (SSFP) representatives and prospective Space Station Freedom researchers gathered at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA's first annual Space Station Freedom (SSF) Utilization Conference. The sessions presented are: (1) overview and research capabilities; (2) research plans and opportunities; (3) life sciences research; (4) technology research; (4) microgravity research and biotechnology; and (5) closing plenary.

1992-01-01

470

Method of using thin metallic foils to minimize thermal transients and photoelectric effects in pressure measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the development of a method to reduce the transient effects on piezoelectric pressure transducers used in the measurement of blast overpressure produced by non-conventional explosives. This method was developed during testing of high-energy and non-conventional explosives at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) on the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. There are two

Joel P. Booth; Robert W. Milton; Mark W. Kirkham

2004-01-01

471

ISWE: A Case Study of Technology Utilization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Welding Experiment is a joint project between the E.O. Paton Welding Institute of Kiev, Ukraine and the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. When an international partner is involved in a project, differences in design and testing philosophy can become a factor in the development of the hardware. This report addresses selected issues that arose during the ISWE hardware development as well as the solutions the ISWE team made.

Benfield, M. P.; Mitchell, D. P.; Vanhooser, M. T.; Landrum, D. B.

1998-01-01

472

EAARL Coastal Topography-Mississippi and Alabama Barrier Islands, Post-Hurricane Gustav, 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

These remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements of lidar-derived bare-earth (BE) and first-surface (FS) topography datasets were produced collaboratively by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL; the National Park Service (NPS), Gulf Coast Network, Lafayette, LA; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Wallops Flight Facility, VA. This project provides highly detailed and accurate datasets of a portion of the Mississippi and Alabama barrier islands, acquired post-Hurricane Gustav (September 2008 hurricane) on September 8, 2008. The datasets are made available for use as a management tool to research scientists and natural-resource managers. An innovative airborne lidar instrument originally developed at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, and known as the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL), was used during data acquisition. The EAARL system is a raster-scanning, waveform-resolving, green-wavelength (532-nanometer) lidar designed to map near-shore bathymetry, topography, and vegetation structure simultaneously. The EAARL sensor suite includes the raster-scanning, water-penetrating full-waveform adaptive lidar, a down-looking red-green-blue (RGB) digital camera, a high-resolution multispectral color infrared (CIR) camera, two precision dual-frequency kinematic carrier-phase GPS receivers, and an integrated miniature digital inertial measurement unit, which provide for sub-meter georeferencing of each laser sample. The nominal EAARL platform is a twin-engine Cessna 310 aircraft, but the instrument may be deployed on a range of light aircraft. A single pilot, a lidar operator, and a data analyst constitute the crew for most survey operations. This sensor has the potential to make significant contributions in measuring sub-aerial and submarine coastal topography within cross-environmental surveys. Elevation measurements were collected over the survey area using the EAARL system, and the resulting data were then processed using the Airborne Lidar Processing System (ALPS), a custom-built processing system developed in a NASA-USGS collaboration. ALPS supports the exploration and processing of lidar data in an interactive or batch mode. Modules for presurvey flight-line definition, flight-path plotting, lidar raster and waveform investigation, and digital camera image playback have been developed. Processing algorithms have been developed to extract the range to the first and last significant return within each waveform. ALPS is used routinely to create maps that represent submerged or sub-aerial topography. Specialized filtering algorithms have been implemented to determine the 'bare earth' under vegetation from a point cloud of last return elevations. For more information about similar projects, please visit the Decision Support for Coastal Science and Management website.

Bonisteel-Cormier, J. M.; Nayegandhi, Amar; Wright, C. W.; Sallenger, A.H.; Brock, J. C.; Nagle, D. B.; Klipp, E. S.; Vivekanandan, Saisudha; Fredericks, Xan; Segura, Martha

2010-01-01

473

Hastings Center  

MedlinePLUS

... Feedback Home Publications The Hastings Center Report IRB: Ethics & Human Research Special Publications Bioethics Forum blog Over ... Media Alerts Hastings Center Report Press Kit IRB: Ethics & Human Research Press Kit Logos & Photos About Mission ...

474

State Injury Profile for Alabama 1989-1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Gathering and sharing reliable data about the broad range of public health problems is among the many ways the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protect the safety and health of Americans. Policy makers and health care workers need access to the ...

2000-01-01

475

Early Detection and Correction of Sinkhole Problems in Alabama, with a Preliminary Evaluation of Remote Sensing Applications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recent sinkhole activity in Alabama has resulted in costly damage to highways and other structures, major pollution, and accidents. Sinkholes are divided into two categories defined as 'induced' and 'natural.' Induced sinkholes are those related to man's ...

J. G. Newton

1976-01-01

476

76 FR 48941 - Alabama & Florida Railway Co., Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Geneva, Coffee, and Covington...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Railway Co., Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Geneva, Coffee, and Covington Counties, Ala. Alabama & Florida Railway Co...at Geneva, Ala., a distance of 42.9 miles, in Geneva, Coffee and Covington Counties, Ala. The line constitutes...

2011-08-09

477

77 FR 6780 - Designation for the State of Alabama; Saginaw, TX; Essex, IL; Springfield, IL; Savage, MN; and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Alabama; Saginaw, TX; Essex, IL; Springfield, IL; Savage, MN; and State of Washington...Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee); Springfield Grain Inspection, Inc. (Springfield); State Grain Inspection, Inc....

2012-02-09

478

Geohydrology and susceptibility of major aquifers to surface contamination in Alabama; Area 8  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, is conducting a series of geohydrologic studies to delineate the major aquifers and their susceptibility to contamination in Alabama. This report delineates and describes the geohydrology and susceptibility of the major aquifers to contamination in Area 8--Autauga, Chilton, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery Counties. The major aquifers in the study area are the Eutaw, Gordo, and Coker aquifers of Cretaceous age. One or more of these aquifers are sources of public water supply in each of the five counties. The recharge areas for these aquifers are in Autauga, Chilton, Elmore, and Montgomery and Prattville. Maximum groundwater use in the Prattville area is more than 8 mgd (million gallons per day). Estimated maximum groundwater withdrawal for all uses in the study area is about 65 mgd. The potentiometric map of the Gordo aquifer indicates that the Alabama River may serve as a recharging boundary to the Gordo aquifer along the flood plain of the river in the Montgomery-Prattville area. The river also is acting as a recharging boundary to the Eutaw and Coker aquifers, where the potentiometric surfaces in the aquifers have been lowered. All recharge areas for the major aquifers are susceptible to contamination from the surface. However, the areas that are highly susceptible to contamination extend from Jemison to Clanton in Chilton County where the Coker aquifer generally is < 100 ft below land surface, and the flood plains of the Alabama, Coosa, and Tallapoosa Rivers, which are underlain by alluvial deposits that are in hydraulic contact with the major aquifers. Within the highly susceptible areas, the areas especially susceptible to contamination are the flood plain of the Alabama River in the Montgomery area and the flood plain of the Tallapoosa River. Pumpage from the major aquifers in this area has significantly lowered the potentiometric surface in the aquifers resulting in a downward gradient between the major aquifers and the Alabama River and the alluvial deposits underlying the flood plain along the river. (Lantz-PTT)

Scott, J. C.; Cobb, R. H.; Castleberry, R. D.

1987-01-01

479

Water use, availability, and net demand in the Tennessee River watershed within Alabama, 2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey worked in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs—Office of Water Resources to estimate water use and water availability for 2005 for the portion of the Tennessee River watershed contained within the borders of the State of Alabama. Estimates of water use and availability are an important part of planning for population and economic growth in the Tennessee River watershed in Alabama. Total water use for the region in 2005 was 5,197 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). Total surface-water withdrawals were 5,139 Mgal/d, and total groundwater withdrawals were about 58 Mgal/d. About 92 percent of the total water withdrawn was surface water used for once-through cooling for thermoelectric power generation. Self-supplied industrial and public-supply water uses accounted for the next greatest uses of water, constituting approximately 49 and 42 percent, respectively, of the total water use excluding thermoelectric power use. Summaries of water use by county and subbasin indicated the areas of greatest water withdrawals and use within the Tennessee River watershed. Limestone (2,012 Mgal/d), Jackson (1,498 Mgal/d), and Colbert (1,363 Mgal/d) Counties were the counties with the greatest total water use in 2005 and had large amounts of water withdrawn for thermoelectric power generation. When water use from thermoelectric power generation was not considered, the counties with the greatest withdrawals were Morgan (124 Mgal/d), Madison (72 Mgal/d), Colbert (69 Mgal/d), and Lawrence (67 Mgal/d). The subbasin with the greatest total water use was Wheeler Lake (2,260 Mgal/d) in the Middle Tennessee—Elk subregion. Wheeler Lake subbasin also had the greatest public-supply, irrigation, industrial, mining, and thermoelectric withdrawals of any subbasin in the Tennessee River watershed within Alabama. Total water availability for the Tennessee River watershed within Alabama was estimated to be 34,567 Mgal/d by the Geological Survey of Alabama. Net water demand for the watershed was calculated by subtracting the Tennessee Valley Authority estimates of return flow from water withdrawals. The net water demand was 136 Mgal/d, which is less than 1 percent of the estimated water available.

Gill, Amy C.; Harper, Michael J.; Littlepage, Thomas M.

2013-01-01

480

The social functions of correctional policy: A case study of the Alabama convict lease system 1845–1928  

Microsoft Academic Search

Private sector involvement in corrections is a controversial contemporary practice. This paper examines, from a historical\\u000a perspective, one state’s experiment with leasing state sentenced convicts to private contractors for use on a variety of for\\u000a profit labor projects. The convict lease system in Alabama was noteworthy for two reasons: first, Alabama relied on the lease\\u000a system of convict labor longer

Bernard J. McCarthy

1985-01-01

481

Oral History with CONTENTdm: A Public Library-University Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conference attendees will learn how the gap between research universities and public libraries has been bridged in Huntsville, Alabama and how CONTENTdm is at the heart of combining public history with display and preservation. In 1988, researchers began compiling interviews with people who either worked in Huntsville’s textile mills or had a direct connection to the mill villages. From these

Betty S Leberman

2010-01-01

482

Cancer Centers Program - Cancer Centers List  

Cancer.gov

Cancer Centers Program - Cancer Centers List Map of Cancer Centers Cancer Center Profiles Benchmark Data Home > Cancer Centers > State Map Map of Cancer Centers View By: Name | State | State Map | Region

483

Colorectal cancer screening practices in Alabama: a survey of primary care physicians.  

PubMed

In order to inform efforts to increase screening rates for colorectal cancer (CRC), we conducted a survey of Alabama primary care physicians regarding CRC screening practices, educational preferences, and perceptions of obstacles to screening. A mail survey of 2,378 Alabama physicians in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics & Gynecology was conducted. Many physicians are not fully up-to-date with current CRC screening practices that could improve patient compliance with screening guidelines. One example is the potential use of high-sensitivity stool tests, such as the fecal immunochemical test, instead of the no longer recommended low-sensitivity guaiac fecal occult blood tests. In addition, enhanced multimedia and web-based approaches to educating physicians and patients could be more fully utilized. Further, greater use of health information technologies could increase screening rates. Enhancing primary care physicians' knowledge of screening modalities and increasing their use of electronic technology could significantly improve colorectal cancer screening outcomes. PMID:22829231

Chapman, Kathryn; Nicholls, Keith; Sullivan, Margaret M; Crutchfield, Susan; Shaw, Thomas; Perkins, Allen; Reed, Eddie

2012-12-01

484

Assessment of water quality, benthic invertebrates, and periphyton in the Threemile Creek basin, Mobile, Alabama, 1999-2003  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a 4-year investigation of water quality and aquatic-community structure in Threemile Creek, an urban stream that drains residential areas in Mobile, Alabama. Water-quality samples were collected between March 2000 and September 2003 at four sites on Threemile Creek, and between March 2000 and October 2001 at two tributary sites that drain heavily urbanized areas in the watershed. Stream samples were analyzed for major ions, nutrients, fecal-indicator bacteria, and selected organic wastewater compounds. Continuous measurements of dissolved-oxygen concentrations, water temperature, specific conductance, and turbidity were recorded at three sites on Threemile Creek during 1999?2003. Aquatic-community structure was evaluated by conducting one survey of the benthic invertebrate community and multiple surveys of the algal community (periphyton). Benthic invertebrate samples were collected in July 2000 at four sites on Threemile Creek; periphyton samples were collected at four sites on Threemile Creek and the two tributary sites during 2000 ?2003. The occurrence and distribution of chemical constituents in the water column provided an initial assessment of water quality in the streams; the structure of the benthic invertebrate and algal communities provided an indication of the cumulative effects of water quality on the aquatic biota. Information contained in this report can be used by planners and resource managers in the evaluation of proposed total maximum daily loads and other restoration efforts that may be implemented on Threemile Creek. The three most upstream sites on Threemile Creek had similar water chemistry, characterized by a strong calcium-bicarbonate component; the most downstream site on Threemile Creek was affected by tidal fluctuations and mixing from Mobile Bay and had a strong sodium-chloride component. The water chemistry at the tributary site on Center Street was characterized by a strong sodium-chloride component; the water chemistry at the second tributary site, Toulmins Spring Branch, was characterized by a strong calcium component without a dominant anionic species. The ratios of sodium to chloride at the tributary at Center Street were higher than typical values for seawater, indicating that sources other than seawater (such as leaking or overflowing sewer systems or industrial discharge) likely are contributors to the increased levels of sodium and chloride. Concentrations of fluoride and boron also were elevated at this site, indicating possible anthropogenic sources. Dissolved-oxygen concentrations were not always within levels established by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management; continuous monitors recorded dissolved-oxygen concentrations that were repeatedly less than the minimum criterion (3.0 milligrams per liter) at the most downstream site on Threemile Creek. Water temperature exceeded the recommended criterion (32.2 degrees Celsius) at five of six sites in the Threemile Creek basin. The pH values were within established criteria (6.0 ? 8.5) at sites on Threemile Creek; however, pH values ranged from 7.2 to 10.0 at the tributary at Center Street and from 6.6 to 9.9 at Toulmins Spring Branch. Nutrient concentrations in the Threemile Creek basin reflect the influences of both land use and the complex hydrologic systems in the lower part of the basin. Nitrite-plus-nitrate concentrations exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ecoregion nutrient criteria in 88 percent of the samples. In 45 percent of the samples, total phosphorus concentrations exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency goal of 0.1 milligram per liter for preventing nuisance aquatic growth. Ratios of nitrogen to phosphorus indicate that both nutrients have limiting effects. Median concentrations of enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria were highest at the two tributary sites and lowest at the most upstream site on Threemile Creek. In general, concentrations o

McPherson, Ann K.; Gill, Amy C.; Moreland, Richard S.

2005-01-01

485

The Relation of Largemouth Bass Virus to Largemouth Bass Population Metrics in Five Alabama Reservoirs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Between the early to mid-1990s and 1998–2000, angler and electrofishing catch rates of memorable-size (?2.27-kg or 51-cm) largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides declined 3–20-fold in five Alabama reservoirs. Largemouth bass virus (LMBV) has been implicated in widespread fish kills of this species, and we documented the prevalence of LMBV and attempted to quantify the impact of LMBV on growth, body condition,

Michael J. Maceina; John M. Grizzle

2006-01-01

486

Educational attainment and self-rated health status among single mothers in rural Alabama.  

PubMed

Using previous data from a random sample of 300 single mothers from rural Alabama, multiple regression analysis indicated that food insecurity and employment status had a modest effect on self-rated health status, while educational attainment and income had the greatest effect. These variables explained 29% of the variance in health status. Social and economic policies that affect educational attainment and income distribution may have important consequences for health status in these rural areas. PMID:24340809

Zekeri, Andrew A

2013-08-01

487

Borrelia sp. in Ticks Recovered from White-tailed Deer in Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six hundred sixty-five hunter-killed white-tailed deer (Odocoileus vrirginianus) from 18 counties in Alabama (USA) were examined for ticks. Most of the collections were made at state-operated wildlife management areas. Four species of ticks (n = 4,527) were recovered: the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum (n = 482); the Gulf Coast tick A. maculatum (n = 11); the winter tick Dermacentor

Gary R. Mullen; Lance A. Durden; James C. Wright

1992-01-01

488

Developing GIS-based eastern equine encephalitis vector-host models in Tuskegee, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: A site near Tuskegee, Alabama was examined for vector-host activities of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus (EEEV). Land cover maps of the study site were created in ArcInfo 9.2® from QuickBird data encompassing visible and near-infrared (NIR) band information (0.45 to 0.72 ?m) acquired July 15, 2008. Georeferenced mosquito and bird sampling sites, and their associated land cover attributes from

Benjamin G Jacob; Nathan D Burkett-Cadena; Jeffrey C Luvall; Sarah H Parcak; Christopher JW McClure; Laura K Estep; Geoffrey E Hill; Eddie W Cupp; Robert J Novak; Thomas R Unnasch

2010-01-01

489

Oil and gas developments in Southeastern States in 1982. [Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Total exploratory drilling in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia decreased by 19.8% in 1981. A total of 333 tests was drilled compared with 415 in 1981, and 46 were successfully completed for a 13.8% success rate. New-field discoveries were the same as in 1981 with 40 completions, but the success rate of 12.2% was much better than the 9.8% in

P. D. Cate; G. J. Halvatzis

1983-01-01

490

Upper Jurassic (Oxfordian) Smackover Facies characterization at Little Cedar Creek Field, Conecuh County, Alabama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Upper Jurassic (Oxfordian) Smackover Formation is a shallow-marine carbonate unit in the subsurface of the U.S. Gulf Coast, spanning from south Texas to west Florida. This field case-study focuses on Little Cedar Creek Field located in southeastern Conecuh County, Alabama. The objectives of this study are to (1) construct a 3-D depositional model for the Smackover Formation at Little

John Grayson Ridgway

2010-01-01

491

Seasonal Occurrence of Key Arthropod Pests and Associated Natural Enemies in Alabama Satsuma Citrus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six Alabama Satsuma mandarin orchards (four conventionally sprayed and two unsprayed) were surveyed during 2005 and 2006 to determine the population dynamics of arthropod pests and their natural enemies. Twenty-eight arthropod pest species were encoun- tered; the major foliage pests were citrus whiteßy, Dialeurodes citri (Ashmead); purple scale, Lepidosaphesbeckii (Newman); Glover scale,L.gloveri (Packard); and citrus red mite,Panonychus citri (McGregor). Two

Henry Y. Fadamiro; Yingfang Xiao; Terry Hargroder; Monte Nesbitt; Vincent Umeh; Carl C. Childers

2008-01-01

492

Family Caregiving to Those With Dementia in Rural AlabamaRacial Similarities and Differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored differences and similarities in the experiences of African American and White family caregivers of dementia patients living in rural Alabama. This cross-sectional survey used a caregiving stress model to investigate the interrelationships between caregiving burden, mediators, and outcomes. Random-digit-dialing telephone interviews were used to obtain data on a probability sample of 74 non-Hispanic White and 67 African

Jordan I. Kosberg; Allan V. Kaufman; Louis D. Burgio; James D. Leeper; Fei Sun

2007-01-01

493

Effects of section 404 permitting on freshwater wetlands in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information was complied on permits issued under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for alteration of freshwater wetlands\\u000a from January 1982-August 1987 in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. The location, area, wetland type, and other data describing\\u000a the impacted and compensatory (i.e., created, restored, and preserved) wetlands were compiled and analyzed. Trends in Louisiana,\\u000a the state with the most permits

Jean C. Sifneos; Edwin W. Cake; Mary E. Kentula

1992-01-01

494

SITE CHARACTERIZATION OF PIEDMONT RESIDUAL SOILS AT THE NGES, OPELIKA, ALABAMA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Geotechnical Experimentation Site at Opelika, Alabama is underlain by residual silts and sands derived from the weathering of schist and gneiss of the Piedmont Geologic Province. Site characterization by in-situ tests has included an extensive series of cone and piezocone penetrometer soundings supplemented with standard penetration, flat plate dilatometer, pre-bored and full-displacement pressuremeter, and borehole shear. Geophysical surveys

Paul W. Mayne; Dan Brown; James Vinson; James A. Schneider; Kimberly A. Finke

495

Thirty Thousand Years of Vegetation Changes in the Alabama Hills, Owens Valley, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty packrat (Neotoma) middens recovered from three sites (1265-1535 m) in the Alabama Hills, Inyo County, California, provide a ca. 31,450-yr record of vegetation change. Located ca. 7 km east of the Sierra Nevada, the middens document that Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), and bitterbush (Purshia tridentata) occupied the site between 31,450 and 19,070 yr B.P. Joshua

Peter A. Koehler; R. Scott Anderson

1995-01-01

496

Sea truth and environmental characterization studies of Mobile Bay, Alabama, utilizing ERTS-1, data collection platforms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The paper reports on the scientific results obtained during a feasibility study that evaluated the potential of using ERTS data collection platforms (DCPs) in the coastal environment of Mobile Bay, Alabama. The utility of instrumented buoys operated in a coastal marine environment as ERTS DCPs is demonstrated. It is shown that these platforms are capable of providing both sea-truth data for ERTS imagery studies and time-series data for event monitoring and/or environmental characterization studies.

Schroeder, W. W.

1977-01-01

497

The Migrations and Changing Culture of the Alabama and Coushatta, 1700-1900  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Alabama and Coushatta Indians have been known to history since the De Solo Expedition (1539-1541 A.D.) and to prehistory since Mature Mississippian times (1200-1500 A.D.). This study focuses on cultural changes through time—from 1700 A.D. to 1900 A.D.—and postulates a reducing tradition, or an increasing simplification through loss of culture traits over the time frame.Both tribes passed from the

Daniel Jacobson

1986-01-01

498

Energy engineering analysis program, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Energy savings opportunity survey. Executive summary. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of an Energy Savings Opportunity Survey performed under the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. This study included on-site investigation, engineering analysis and produced recommendations for project implementation. All of the Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) listed in the ECO checklist (Figure ES-1, page ES-4) were considered in accordance with the Scope of Work for this study. Other Energy Conservation Opportunities were added to the original ECO checklist as they were discovered.

NONE

1987-07-01

499

Reservoir heterogeneity in Carter Sandstone, North Blowhorn Creek oil unit and vicinity, Black Warrior Basin, Alabama  

SciTech Connect

This report presents accomplishments made in completing Task 3 of this project which involves development of criteria for recognizing reservoir heterogeneity in the Black Warrior basin. The report focuses on characterization of the Upper Mississippian Carter sandstone reservoir in North Blowhorn Creek and adjacent oil units in Lamar County, Alabama. This oil unit has produced more than 60 percent of total oil extracted from the Black Warrior basin of Alabama. The Carter sandstone in North Blowhorn Creek oil unit is typical of the most productive Carter oil reservoirs in the Black Warrior basin of Alabama. The first part of the report synthesizes data derived from geophysical well logs and cores from North Blowhorn Creek oil unit to develop a depositional model for the Carter sandstone reservoir. The second part of the report describes the detrital and diagenetic character of Carter sandstone utilizing data from petrographic and scanning electron microscopes and the electron microprobe. The third part synthesizes porosity and pore-throat-size-distribution data determined by high-pressure mercury porosimetry and commercial core analyses with results of the sedimentologic and petrographic studies. The final section of the report discusses reservoir heterogeneity within the context of the five-fold classification of Moore and Kugler (1990).

Kugler, R.L.; Pashin, J.C.

1992-05-01

500

Senior Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the diversity of programs and services offered by senior centers in New York State, and identifies factors that may impact on the levels of participation among the elderly. Two hundred nineteen (n = 219) senior centers, recreation clubs, nutrition sites, and local Area Agencies of Aging in New York State were surveyed and comprise the study population.

Manoj P. Pardasani

2004-01-01