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  1. Geologic evidence for the prolongation of active normal faults of the Mona Rift into northwestern Puerto Rico

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Puerto Rico J.-C. Hippolyte1 , P. Mann2 and N. Grindlay3 1 UMR CNRS 5025 Laboratoire de Géodynamique des (eastern Hispaniola) from a subducting area (northwestern Puerto Rico). Near the city of Aguadilla in northwestern Puerto Rico, paleostress reconstruction through fault slip analysis demonstrates that the Mona

  2. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagez

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagüez Departamento de Geología RED SISMICA DE PUERTO RICO Box 9000 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000 Tels. 1 (787) 265-5452, 833-8433 Fax 1 (787) 265-1684 E, 2011 Public Statement of the Puerto Rico Seismic Network about the 19°N Fault Zone seismic swarm

  3. Universidad de Puerto Rico

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    La Universidad de Puerto Rico #12; #12; Saludo del Presidente La Universidad de Puerto Rico es la sede preeminente de los estudios de postgrado en Puerto Rico. Ofrece el repertorio académico más en la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Antonio García Padilla #12; #12; Recintos de la Universidad de

  4. University of Puerto Rico

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    The University of Puerto Rico WWW Server is now available. This WWW server includes information about UPR's academic and research resources as well as links to other WWW servers in Puerto Rico and Latin America.

  5. Further Evidence for Medieval Faulting along the Puerto Rico Trench

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    Atwater, B. F.; Ten Brink, U. S.; Fuentes, Z.; Halley, R. B.; Spiske, M.; Tuttle, M. P.; Wei, Y.

    2013-12-01

    Has the Antilles Subduction Zone produced thrust or outer-rise earthquakes east of Hispaniola? An affirmative answer is suggested by tiered evidence for overwash 120 km south of the Puerto Rico Trench. The evidence comes from Anegada, British Virgin Islands, 200 km east-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. PREVIOUS FINDINGS* suggested that a medieval overwash event had greater geologic effects at Anegada than did a Lisbon(?) event, and that both events outrank recent storms. The medieval overwash, in AD 1200-1450, dislodged brain corals from a reef, moved them as much as 500 m across a shallow subtidal flat, and scattered them as solitary boulders as much as 1000 m inland. Gentler overwash in 1650-1800, called Lisbon(?) because it may represent the 1755 tsunami, laid down a sheet of sand and island-derived shells as much as 1500 m from the north shore. A recent hurricane of category 4 left no durable geologic record other than sandy fans within 40 m of the south shore. NEW FINDINGS reinforce the ranking medieval > Lisbon(?) > storm: (1) The medieval event washed ashore marine shells that the Lisbon(?) event did not. An articulated marine bivalve (Codakia orbicularis), probably deposited live, is part of an overwash fan 400 m inland from Windlass Bight. The shell dates to the same time window as the medieval coral boulders. Additional articulated Codakia shells and a conch shell adjoin the buried base of one of these coral boulders 1500 m south of the fringing reef from which the coral was probably derived. (2) Lisbon(?) overwash used breaches that the medieval event had cut through beach ridges of the north shore. The re-use is marked by sand: on the muddy floor of a partly filled breach, on an organic soil in another such breach, and on a pre-existing fan south of an area of beach-ridge dissection. The buried organic soil, inset into a old breach, is 500 m inland from an area, near Cow Wreck High Point, where young beach ridges may have been breached for the first time during the Lisbon(?) event. (3) A storm berm of coral rubble lies seaward of a field of coral boulders that marks the medieval overwash. The berm rises as much as 3 m above fair-weather high tides along Anegada's north shore at Soldier Wash, a sand-free stretch of coast 100 m from the fringing reef. The berm consists of imbricated, well-rounded fragments 15-30 cm in diameter on average. This rubble differs in preservation, size, and distribution from the brain-coral heads 1 m in diameter that the medieval overwash scattered hundreds of meters inland from Soldier Wash. *REFERENCES link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-010-9622-6; 2012 fall AGU abs OS32A-05 T41A-2562, and T41A-2566.

  6. UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO Universidad de Puerto Rico

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO Universidad de Puerto Rico MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS Recinto de Ciencias Médicas San Juan, Puerto Rico I authorize the Bursars Office of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus Autorizo a la Oficina de Recaudaciones de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de

  7. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez Mayagez, Puerto Rico

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    Lamancusa, John S.

    University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Curricular Innovations Outcomes Assessment Lueny Morell de Ramírez Professor of Chemical Engineering University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez José of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Jorge I. Vélez-Arocho Professor of Business Administration University of Puerto Rico

  8. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez Mayagez, Puerto Rico

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    Lamancusa, John S.

    University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Outcomes Assessment of a Multi Rico at Mayagüez José L. Zayas - University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez John Lamancusa - Penn State University Jens Jorgensen -University of Washington P.O. Box 5000 College Station Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681

  9. The neotectonics of western Puerto Rico

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    Moya, Juan-Carlos

    1998-12-01

    Puerto Rico is located in a tectonic environment associated with the oblique subduction of a buoyant marine ridge, the Bahama Bank. A reconstruction of the tectonic history of Puerto Rico shows that the effects of this oblique subduction have been complex. In the Eocene to the Middle Oligocene, compression created a suture zone between island blocks and strike-slip faults were also developed in the island. The Late Oligocene to Middle Miocene was a period of quiescence. After this period, from the Late Miocene to the Pliocene, the passage of the Bahama Bank underneath the Puerto Rico microplate induced the island to rotate. It is suggested that during this time, from the Miocene through the Pliocene, Puerto Rico and eastern and central Hispaniola were part of the same microplate. Rotation of this microplate around a single rotation pole, located in the Caribbean Plate south of western Puerto Rico, generated the opening of the Anegada Passage together with a zone of extension in southern Puerto Rico, the formation of the Muertos Trough, and a zone of compression in central Hispaniola. Recent GPS vectors show that Puerto Rico and Hispaniola are now moving apart at about 9 mm/yr. This separation has created a extensional seismotectonic regime, affecting the eastern portion of Hispaniola, the Mona Passage and western Puerto Rico, within a boundary zone between the North American and Caribbean Plates. The zone of extension between Puerto Rico and Hispaniola can be explained by the recent attachment of Puerto Rico to the Caribbean Plate, which is moving to the east at about 23 mm/yr. Thus, the former Puerto Rico microplate has partitioned into two smaller microplates; the new Puerto Rico microplate (Puerto Rico) and the El Seibo microplate (eastern Hispaniola). Their separation has resulted from the release of the Puerto Rico microplate by the Bahama Bank and the recent locking of Hispaniola by this buoyant feature. Paleoseismic information on tsunami deposits and paleoliquefaction show the importance of the seismic hazards in western Puerto Rico associated with this extension. Structural, geologic, and geomorphologic information from two faults located in western Puerto Rico, the Cordillera-Mayaguez Fault System and the Joyuda Fault, suggest that after Miocene to Pliocene rotation, Plio-Quaternary strike-slip fault movements related to the new extensional regime modified the regional geomorphology of western Puerto Rico. These reactivated and new faults represent an important seismic risk for western Puerto Rico.

  10. Fault zone deformational constraints on Paleogene tectonic evolution in southern Puerto Rico

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    Erikson, J.P.; Pindell, J.L. (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (United States)); Larue, D.K. (Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico))

    1991-03-01

    Paleogene deformation in south central Puerto Rico of Cretaceous-Eocene volcaniclastic sediments and volcanic rocks is characterized by west-northwest trending sinistral strike-slip faults, northeast directed thrusts, and fault-related mesoscopic folds. A west-northwest trending belt of predominantly Eocene age sediments is flanked by Upper Cretaceous rocks; a 8-15 km wide fault zone is spatially coincident with this lithologic belt. Structural data and deformational style indicate that the area is a sinistrally transpressive, slightly north vergent, asymmetric flower structure, of which the upper portion is presently exposed in the belt of predominantly Eocene sediments. Deformational characteristics, in combination with sedimentary and tectonic evidence, constrain evolutionary scenarios of the fault zone (specifically, age and amount of displacement) and the northeastern Caribbean, as discussed herein.

  11. COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO CONTRACT FOR POST-GRADUATE (MEDICAL INTERNSHIP-RESIDENCY IN TRAINING.D. of age, married and neighbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ON THE SECOND PART: Dr

  12. Collisional zones in Puerto Rico

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    Lao Davila, D. A.

    2012-04-01

    Collisional events along the North American-Caribbean plate boundary are complex and not completely understood. Structures and metamorphism in rocks exposed in Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico suggest that the margin has undergone at least three main contractional events in the Early Cretaceous, Late Cretaceous, and in the Late Eocene. The Eocene event is more evident in the transpressional structures preserved in Eocene rocks and may be related to the oblique collision of the northern margin of the Caribbean Plate with continental crust of the Bahamas in the North American Plate. In Puerto Rico, the Late Eocene collisional event is best exposed in the Northern Puerto Rico Fault Zone (NPRFZ) and the Southern Puerto Rico Fault Zone (SPRFZ). These fault zones show transpression in Eocene rocks that suggest contraction and left-lateral shear. The NPRFZ is the boundary between the Northeast and Southwest blocks. Its main fault is the Cerro Mula Fault, a WNW-ESE striking left-lateral fault. The SPRFZ separates the Central and Southwest blocks and strikes NW-SE in the western part of the island. The origin and extent of the Early Cretaceous and Late Cretaceous events are less clear. Recent structural and stratigraphic studies in the Southwest block of Puerto Rico suggest that deformation of Late Cretaceous folded and faulted sedimentary and volcanic rocks, and thrust emplacement of mantle rocks (serpentinized-peridotite) onto the crust are related to Maastrichtian to Paleocene contraction along the plate boundary. In Puerto Rico, there is no metamorphism associated to this event. This deformation constitutes a Late Cretaceous collisional event that is also recognized in Hispaniola and Cuba. Late Cretaceous-Paleocene serpentinite emplacement is attributed to the collision of the subduction zone with the hypothesized Caribeana submerged platform to the north. In Puerto Rico there is a volcanic hiatus in Early Paleocene that may be related to the proposed collision. Reactivation of these structures occurred during Late Eocene-Early Oligocene. The Early Cretaceous tectonic event in Puerto Rico is deduced from stratigraphic relationships of the serpentinite and Late Cretaceous rocks. Early contraction in Cuba and Hispaniola may be related to increased convergence along a subduction zone. However, the characteristics of the tectonic event are not understood. In spite of the temporal similarities of deformation in the northern Caribbean, there are noted differences in the type of deformation that may be related to variations in shape and orientation of pre-existing zones of weaknesses and geographic locations along the Caribbean-North American plate boundary.

  13. Shoreline of Puerto Rico

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    Jack Morelock

    This site contains a virtual field trip of the coastlines of Puerto Rico. Satellite remote imagery and aerial photographs are combined to depict all four coastlines of the island. The running text explains the processes and features that are evident in the visuals.

  14. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagez

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagüez Departamento de Geología RED SISMICA DE PUERTO RICO Box 9000 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000 Tels. 1 (787) 265-5452, 833-8433 Fax 1 (787) 265-1684 E septiembre de 2011 Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico presenta Web Tsunami Alert La Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico (RSPR

  15. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagez

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagüez Departamento de Geología RED SISMICA DE PUERTO RICO Box 9000 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000 Tels. 1 (787) 265-5452, 833-8433 Fax 1 (787) 265-1684 E diciembre de 2011 Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico desmiente rumor de tsunami La Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico (RSPR

  16. PUERTO RICO AND THE PUERTO RICANS.

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    STERNAU, HERBERT

    PUERTO RICO WAS DISCOVERED BY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS IN 1493. THE PROCESS OF COLONIZATION BEGAN IN 1508, WITH THE ARRIVAL OF PONCE DE LEON AND HIS SPANISH SOLDIERS. PUERTO RICO WAS GOVERNED BY SPAIN FOR ABOUT 400 YEARS, AND THE GREAT MASS OF PEOPLE REMAINED POVERTY-STRICKEN, UNDERNOURISHED, AND ILLITERATE. THE ISLAND WAS CEDED TO THE UNITED STATES…

  17. Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute

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    Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2013 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20131 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is located

  18. Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute

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    Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2012 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20121 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is located

  19. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 182014-07-01 2014-07-01false Puerto Rico.81.355 Section 81.355Protection of Environment...107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico—1971 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS (Primary and...

  20. Vertical motions of the Puerto Rico Trench and Puerto Rico and their cause

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    ten Brink, Uri S.

    Vertical motions of the Puerto Rico Trench and Puerto Rico and their cause Uri ten Brink U; accepted 15 February 2005; published 22 June 2005. [1] The Puerto Rico trench exhibits great water depth of the Puerto Rico trench, its forearc, and the island of Puerto Rico that took place 3.3 m.y. ago over a time

  1. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagez

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagüez Departamento de Geología RED SISMICA DE PUERTO RICO Box 9000 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000 Tels. 1 (787) 265-5452, 833-8433 Fax 1 (787) 265-1684 E abril de 2011 Declaraciones de la Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico sobre enjambre sísmico en Zona de Falla de

  2. Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool: An innovative step towards community resilience of Delaware Walter Díaz, PhD Center for Applied Social Research (CISA) University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Puerto Rico Annual Emergency Management Conference May 22, 2008 Dorado, Puerto Rico #12;Disaster Decision

  3. University of Puerto Rico MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    University of Puerto Rico MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS San Juan, Puerto Rico Institutional Review Board RESEARCH USING HUMAN BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS Policies and Procedure May, 2000 #12;University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus San Juan, Puerto Rico Institutional Review Board RESEARCH USING HUMAN BIOLOGICAL

  4. The northwest trending north Boquerón Bay-Punta Montalva Fault Zone; A through going active fault system in southwestern Puerto Rico

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    Roig?Silva, Coral Marie; Asencio, Eugenio; Joyce, James

    2013-01-01

    The North Boquerón Bay–Punta Montalva fault zone has been mapped crossing the Lajas Valley in southwest Puerto Rico. Identification of the fault was based upon detailed analysis of geophysical data, satellite images, and field mapping. The fault zone consists of a series of Cretaceous bedrock faults that reactivated and deformed Miocene limestone and Quaternary alluvial fan sediments. The fault zone is seismically active (local magnitude greater than 5.0) with numerous locally felt earthquakes. Focal mechanism solutions suggest strain partitioning with predominantly east–west left-lateral displacements with small normal faults striking mostly toward the northeast. Northeast-trending fractures and normal faults can be found in intermittent streams that cut through the Quaternary alluvial fan deposits along the southern margin of the Lajas Valley, an east–west-trending 30-km-long fault-controlled depression. Areas of preferred erosion within the alluvial fan trend toward the west-northwest parallel to the onland projection of the North Boquerón Bay fault. The North Boquerón Bay fault aligns with the Punta Montalva fault southeast of the Lajas Valley. Both faults show strong southward tilting of Miocene strata. On the western end, the Northern Boquerón Bay fault is covered with flat-lying Holocene sediments, whereas at the southern end the Punta Montalva fault shows left-lateral displacement of stream drainage on the order of a few hundred meters.

  5. Manatee Mortality in Puerto Rico

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    Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni; Ruby A. Montoya-Ospina; Nilda M. Jiménez-Marrero; Marta A. Rodríguez-López; Robert K. Bonde

    2000-01-01

    Trichechus manatus  ) in Puerto Rico is mortality due to human activities. We assessed 90 cases of manatee strandings in Puerto Rico based on\\u000a historical data and a coordinated carcass salvage effort from 1990 through 1995. We determined patterns of mortality, including\\u000a type of event, condition of carcasses, spatial and temporal distribution, gender, size\\/age class, and the cause of death.\\u000a The

  6. The Puerto Rico Photonics Institute

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    Friedman, Jonathan S.

    2014-07-01

    We have founded the Puerto Rico Photonics Institute (PRPI) in the Barceloneta, Puerto Rico campus of the Universidad Metropolitana. PRPI is established to provide opportunities in education, training and research and is unique in Puerto Rico. There are two initial focus areas of research and education: aerospace photonics and remote sensing. In particular, we will conduct studies and research and development in two particular fields: laser gyroscopes and similar technologies, and atmospheric remote sensing. PRPI has established local collaborations with the Arecibo Observatory and Honeywell Aerospace. Outside of Puerto Rico, PRPI collaborators include the University of Central Florida (CREOL), University of Arizona (OSC), University of Dayton (UD), Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), Scientific Solutions, Inc. (SSI), Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), and the MIT Draper Laboratory. These organizations will help PRPI to: 1) establish its curriculum, provide research opportunities for PRPI students, 2) participate in faculty exchange programs, and 3) build its own research and development programs. PRPI will have educational and training programs for both Associate and Masters degrees, as well as a Certificate in Optics and Photonics for undergraduate science and engineering majors and professional engineers. PRPI is supported by UMET's parent institution, the Ana G. Mendez University System (SUAGM), the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRST), and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO).

  7. UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO, RECINTO DE CIENCIAS MDICAS UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    1 UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO, RECINTO DE CIENCIAS MÉDICAS UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, MEDICAL of the Biosafety Committee of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico". SECTION 1.2 REGULATORY.S.): and the Puerto Rico Occupational Safety and Health Act., Act No. 230, of May 12, 1942, as amended. SECTION 1

  8. University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus Human Research Subjects Protection Office Main Building, 2nd Floor, Suite A-236A San Juan, Puerto Rico 00956 IRBWISE ACCOUNT REQUEST PERSONAL INFORMATION

  9. Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Program

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    Huerfano, V. A.; Mercado, A.; von Hillebrandt, C. G.

    2003-12-01

    The circum-Caribbean region has a documented history of large damaging tsunamis that have affected coastal areas, including the events of the Virgin Islands in 1867 and Mona Passage in 1918. These tsunamis have been triggered by large tsunamigenic earthquakes that deformed the ocean floor. The seismic water waves originating in the prominent fault system around PR are considered to be a near-field hazard for Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands (PR/VI) because they can reach coastal areas within a few minutes after the earthquake. Sources for regional and tele tsunamis have also been identified. To help mitigate the risk of potential tsunamis on the coastal communities of Puerto Rico, with initial funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), the Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Program (PRTWMP) was established in 2000. Three of the main tasks are to evaluate the possibility of establishing a Tsunami Warning System (TWS), prepare tsunami flood maps and education. The need to establish a system of rapid notification for tsunami alerting in the Caribbean region has been recognized by the emergency management and scientific community. Presently, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayag\\x81ez is establishing a Tsunami Warning System (TWS) for PR/VI. Part of the TWS is the EarlyBird system, developed by the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, which has been running in the PRSN since January, 2003. This program automatically locates and disseminates information on potentially tsunamigenic earthquakes. Also, the existing protocol for exchanging data and information on potentially tsunamigenic events in the PR/VI is currently being reviewed by the concerned institutions. Tsunami flood maps were prepared for all of Puerto Rico, including the island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra. These flood maps were generated in three phases. First, hypothetical tsunami scenarios on the basis of the parameters of potential underwater earthquakes were developed. Secondly, each of these earthquakes source scenarios was simulated. The third step was to determine the worst case scenario for a tectonically generated tsunami throughout Puerto Rico. The runups were drawn on GIS referenced topographic maps and aerial photographs. These products are being used by the local, state and federal emergency managers to educate the public and develop mitigation strategies. Based on these maps tsunami warning signs are being installed throughout the potentially affected zones and are a very important component of the TWS.

  10. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico. 81.355 Section 81.355 Protection of Environment...107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355 Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico—SO2 Designated area Does not meet primary...

  11. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagez

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagüez Departamento de Geología INFORME ESPECIAL SISMICIDAD DEL 21 al 24 de MAYO de 2011 RESUMEN La Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico (RSPR) detectó dos grupos de eventos sísmicos en la Región de Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes entre los días 21 y 24 de mayo de 2011. El

  12. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico. 81.355 Section 81.355 Protection of Environment...107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355 Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico—SO2 Designated area Does not meet primary...

  13. BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO CERTIFICATION NUMBER 45 2006-2007 I, Salvador Antonetti Zequeira, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the University of Puerto Rico, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT of the President of University of Puerto Rico, approved: The System-Wide Policy and Procedures for Responding

  14. University of Puerto Rico Mayagez Campus

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Geology + Spectral Analyses and Sedimentation of the West Coast Beaches of Puerto Rico Undergraduate Research Final, and mineralogy along the west coast of Puerto Rico. These sand sediments were sampled at different geologic

  15. Stormwater Quality in Mayagez, Puerto Rico

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Stormwater Quality in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Meagan Wengrove Senior ­ Civil Engineering this financial and logistical support my research project in Puerto Rico could not have been possible. Dr engineering world as well as the realm of international relations. Dr.Jorge Rivera-Santos Puerto Rico

  16. University of Puerto Rico Mayagez Campus

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    Cruz-Pol, Sandra L.

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering UPRM University of Texas-Austin Iow a State University of Michigan ***University of Puerto Rico North Carolina STATE UNIV. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIV UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO STUDENTS Number of Engineering

  17. Universidad de Puerto Rico Cdigo de Conducta

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    Universidad de Puerto Rico Código de Conducta Estudiantil #12;Código de Conducta Estudiantil | Universidad de Puerto Rico i Código de Conducta Estudiantil Introducción El Código de Conducta Estudiantil (CCE) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) está extraído del Reglamento General de Estudiantes de la

  18. FESTELAT en la Universidad de Puerto Rico

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    Perales, Rosalina

    1990-10-01

    FALL 1990 135 FESTELAT en la Universidad de Puerto Rico Rosalina Perales Del 23 de marzo al 5 de abril la comunidad teatral puertorriqueña disfrutó del FESTELAT o Festival de Teatro Latinoamericano, auspiciado por la Universidad de Puerto Rico... oportunidad de apreciar buenos espectáculos nacionales e internacionales y de vivir un paréntesis de fraternidad e ilusión. Universidad de Puerto Rico ...

  19. UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO JUNTA DE SDICOS

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO JUNTA DE SÍDICOS DEPARTAMENTO DE ESTADO Núm. Reglamento 7471 Fecha Rad de los Recursos de la Tecnología de la Información en la Universidad de Puerto Rico Certificación Núm. 35 (2007-2008) #12;JUNTA DE SÍNDICOS UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO CERTIFICACIÓN NÚMERO 35 2007-2008 Yo

  20. POSSIBILITIES for OYSTER CULTURE in PUERTO RICO

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    POSSIBILITIES for OYSTER CULTURE in PUERTO RICO and the VIRGIN ISLANDS Marine Bioio 'i- «I FEB 1 3 OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ^ #12;#12;POSSIBILITIES for OYSTER CULTURE in PUERTO RICO and the VIRGIN, Director Special Soientiflo Report - Fisheries No. 9 POSSIBILITIES FOR OYSTER CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO

  1. Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute

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    Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2011 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20111 #12;Introduction The PRWRERI is an integral part of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. As such, it acts

  2. Karimar Ledesma Puerto Rico Weather Camp 2009

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Karimar Ledesma Puerto Rico Weather Camp 2009 Me llamo Karimar Ledesma Maldonado y soy una "Weather Camper 2009". Mi participación en el Puerto Rico Weather Camp fue lo que finalmente me convenció y motivo Física Teórica en adición a la certificación de meteorología en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Mayagüez

  3. University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus School of Medicine Division of Biomedical. Opportunities for Combine M.D./Ph.D. Studies 95 Mayo Foundation and University of Puerto Rico Integrated MD-PhD The MD-PhD Program at the University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine VIII. Multidisciplinary Tracts 105

  4. Breastfeeding patterns in Puerto Rico.

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    Becerra, J E; Smith, J C

    1990-06-01

    In the 1950s, Puerto Rico began an active industrialization program. We used data from the 1982 Puerto Rico Fertility and Family Planning Assessment to describe the trend in the incidence of breastfeeding in Puerto Rico over time and to ascertain some of its determinants. From 1946 through 1982, 5,884 infants were born among this statistically representative sample of reproductive-aged women. The proportion of infants who had ever been breastfed was 59 percent for births before 1960 (mean duration = 7.8 months), dropped to 25 percent for infants born from 1970 to 1974 (mean duration = 4.9), and rose to 38 percent for births delivered from 1980 to 1982 (mean duration = 3.4). Prior breastfeeding experience was an important determinant of breastfeeding a newborn. Infants of mothers who had breastfed a previous baby were 7.3 times more likely to be breastfed (95% confidence interval = 6.6, 8.0) compared with infants of mothers who had not previously breastfed. The 38 percent of infants who were breastfed in Puerto Rico in the early 1980s is below the 74 percent to 97 percent reported in Latin America and below the 54 percent reported in the United States for the same period. This study provides baseline data for any future intervention strategies. PMID:2343952

  5. Social Identity in Puerto Rico

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    H. Giles; N. Llado; D. J. McKirnan; D. M. Taylor

    1979-01-01

    This study examines the social identity of 384 high school students from four age levels (10, 12, 15 and 17 years-old) in Puerto Rico. This complex society represents an interesting context because of the potential relevance of a number of dimensions for identity including language, cultural heritage, economic status, religion and political beliefs. An important methodological refinement is introduced in

  6. Dos Puertorriquenos Visitan Puerto Rico (Two Puerto Ricans Visit Puerto Rico).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tuttle, Harry Grover

    These materials for Spanish instruction are based on the meeting and friendship of two Puerto Ricans arriving in Puerto Rico for visits to their hometowns, their discussions of Puerto Rican life, and a sightseeing tour of San Juan. Introductory passages to the visitors' dialogues are in English, and dialogues are in Spanish, with photographs,…

  7. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico 165.755 Section 165.755...755 Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico (a) The following area is...waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in...

  8. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section...NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except...

  9. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section...NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except...

  10. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section...NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except...

  11. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. 165.755 Section 165.755...755 Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. (a) The following area is...waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in...

  12. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico 165.755 Section 165.755...755 Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico (a) The following area is...waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in...

  13. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. 165.755 Section 165.755...755 Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. (a) The following area is...waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in...

  14. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section...NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except...

  15. 76 FR 66768 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00016

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-27

    ...Declaration 12897 and 12898] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00016 AGENCY...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4040-DR), dated...Economic Injury Loans Only): Puerto Rico: Ceiba, Coamo, Humacao,...

  16. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico 165.755 Section 165.755...755 Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico (a) The following area is...waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in...

  17. 76 FR 56861 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-14

    ...Declaration 12770 and 12771] Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015 AGENCY...Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08...organizations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011, is...

  18. 75 FR 69733 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-15

    ...Declaration 12368 and 12369] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00012 AGENCY...Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated...Non-Profit organizations in the State of Puerto Rico, dated 10/26/2010, is...

  19. 76 FR 74837 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-01

    ...Declaration 12768 and 12769] Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014 AGENCY...major disaster for the State of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08...disaster declaration for the State of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011 is...

  20. 76 FR 70467 - Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4040-DR), dated October...certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from Tropical Storm...

  1. 75 FR 76517 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-08

    ...Declaration 12368 and 12369] Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00012 AGENCY...Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated 10...organizations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 10/26/2010, is...

  2. 76 FR 62133 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-06

    ...Declaration 12768 and 12769] Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014 AGENCY...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011 is...

  3. 76 FR 59178 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-23

    ...Declaration 12770 and 12771] Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015 AGENCY...Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08...organizations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011, is...

  4. 76 FR 63939 - Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-14

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated August...certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from Hurricane...

  5. 76 FR 63699 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-13

    ...Declaration 12770 and 12771] Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015 AGENCY...Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08...organizations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011, is...

  6. 75 FR 68373 - Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated October...certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from severe...

  7. 75 FR 39059 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00008

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-07

    ...Declaration 12216 and 12217] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00008 AGENCY...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dated 06/29/2010. Incident...Alta. Contiguous Municipalities: Puerto Rico: Aibonito, Bayamon,...

  8. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section...NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except...

  9. 75 FR 39559 - Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-09

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1919-DR), dated June...certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from severe storms...

  10. 76 FR 47220 - Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-04

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated July...certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from severe...

  11. 76 FR 62133 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-06

    ...Declaration 12770 and 12771] Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015 AGENCY...Assistance only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08...organizations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011, is...

  12. 76 FR 60513 - Puerto Rico; Emergency and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-29

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Emergency and Related Determinations...emergency for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-3326-EM), dated August...certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from Hurricane...

  13. 76 FR 55155 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-06

    ...Declaration 12768 and 12769] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00014 AGENCY...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated...Economic Injury Loans Only): Puerto Rico: Aguas Buenas, Aibonito,...

  14. 78 FR 4966 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00018

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-23

    ...Declaration 13445 and 13446] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00018 AGENCY...disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dated 01/10/2013. Incident...Guayanilla. Contiguous Municipalities: Puerto Rico: Adjuntas; Penuelas;...

  15. My Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto Rico A Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of Events

    E-print Network

    Karplus, Kevin

    My Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto Rico A Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of Events Abe #12;San Juan, Puerto Rico 20 Feb 2005San Juan, Puerto Rico 20 Feb 2005San Juan, Puerto Rico 20 Feb

  16. Karst Map of Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Aleman-Gonzalez, Wilma B., (compiler)

    2010-01-01

    This map is a digital compilation, combining the mapping of earlier geologists. Their work, cited on the map, contains more detailed descriptions of karst areas and landforms in Puerto Rico. This map is the basis for the Puerto Rico part of a new national karst map currently being compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition, this product is a standalone, citable source of digital karst data for Puerto Rico. Nearly 25 percent of the United States is underlain by karst terrain, and a large part of that area is undergoing urban and industrial development. Accurate delineations of karstic rocks are needed at scales suitable for national, State, and local maps. The data on this map contribute to a better understanding of subsidence hazards, groundwater contamination potential, and cave resources as well as serve as a guide to topical research on karst. Because the karst data were digitized from maps having a different scale and projection from those on the base map used for this publication, some karst features may not coincide perfectly with physiographic features portrayed on the base map.

  17. La pedagogía teatral en Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Ramos Escobar, José Luis

    1993-10-01

    FALL 1993 71 La pedagogía teatral en Puerto Rico José Luis Ramos Escobar La enseñanza del arte dramático y el entrenamiento teatral en Puerto Rico han estado centralizados en el Departamento de Drama de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Desde la... tal sentido, se ha producido una experimentación con la teatralidad que va más allá de la metodología establecida. Debido a que en Puerto Rico no existe una Escuela de Teatro, son las universidades las que se han hecho cargo de la pedagogía teatral...

  18. 78 FR 20887 - Approval of Subzone Status; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-08

    ...Approval of Subzone Status; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico On December 7, 2012, the Executive Secretary...Board docketed an application submitted by the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee...

  19. Economics of cage culture in Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jason G. Brown; Carlos C. Goller; Tara L. Peters; Adam Olean; Arthur Gerstenfeld

    2002-01-01

    Puerto Rico has been faced with a decline of fish stocks similar to other parts of the world. Offshore cage aquaculture might be an answer to this problem although there are many unanswered questions. This paper describes a project in Puerto Rico that assessed the economics of offshore cage culture for aquaculture. The first cage was placed in the water

  20. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2009 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2009 1 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water of Puerto Rico. The Institute is one of 54 water research centers established throughout the United States

  1. Kelly M. Nez Ocasio Puerto Rico WeatherCamp 2009

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio Puerto Rico WeatherCamp 2009 My name is Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio, I am 19 years old and in 2009 I had the gratifying opportunity to participate in the NCAS "Puerto Rico Weather Camp-1340 Certification at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. The Puerto Rico Weather Camp

  2. Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute http://prwreri.uprm.edu Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute, PO Box 9040, Mayaguez, PR 00681Puerto Rico://prwreri.uprm.edu Email: prwreri@uprm.eduURL: http://prwreri.uprm.edu Email: prwreri@uprm.edu Puerto Rico Water Resources

  3. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2010 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2010 1 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water of Puerto Rico. The Institute is one of 54 water research centers established throughout the United States

  4. TWO NEW SPECIES OF DICRANOCENTRUS FROM PUERTO RICO

    E-print Network

    Mari-Mutt, José A.

    TWO NEW SPECIES OF DICRANOCENTRUS FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (COLLEMBOLA: ENTOMOBRYIDAE) JOSE A. MARI M U T T Department of Biology University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00708 National Forest, Puerto Rico and Provincia La Vega, Dominican Republic, and D. zebratus from the latter

  5. Manatee mortality in Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mignucci-Giannoni, A. A.; Montoya-Ospina, R. A.; Jimenez-Marrero, N. M.; Rodriguez-Lopez, M.; Williams, E.H., Jr.; Bonde, R.K.

    2000-01-01

    The most pressing problem in the effective management of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) in Puerto Rico is mortality due to human activities. We assessed 90 cases of manatee strandings in Puerto Rico based on historical data and a coordinated carcass salvage effort from 1990 through 1995. We determined patterns of mortality, including type of event, condition of carcasses, spatial and temporal distribution, gender, size/age class, and the cause of death. The spatial distribution of stranding events was not uniform, with the north, northeast, and south coasts having the highest numbers. Six clusters representing the highest incidence included the areas of Fajardo and Ceiba, Bahia de Jobos, Toa Baja, Guayanilla, Cabo Rojo, and Rio Grande to Luquillo. The number of reported cases has increased at an average rate of 9.6%/yr since 1990. The seasonality of stranding events showed a bimodal pattern, from February through April and in August and September. Most identified causes of death were due to human interaction, especially captures and watercraft collisions. Natural causes usually involved dependent calves. From 1990 through 1995, most deaths were attributed to watercraft collisions. A reduction in anthropogenic mortality of this endangered species can be accomplished only through education and a proactive management and conservation plan that includes law enforcement, mortality assessment, scientific research, rescue and rehabilitation, and inter- and intraagency cooperation.

  6. University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy and Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1), San Juan, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Quirk, Gregory J.

    University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy and Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1), San Juan, Puerto Rico University of Puerto Rico and Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency, by the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy. The residency will allow the pharmacist to build

  7. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH University of Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    in western Puerto Rico, funded by the UPR-Sea Grant, aims to understand the relationship between runoff. Linear correlation coefficient (R2 ) results were less than expected, none were bigger than 5.0 due

  8. Marine mammals of Puerto Rico: a bibliography

    SciTech Connect

    Payne, S.F.

    1981-08-01

    This bibliography is the product of a literature survey on marine mammals at a proposed OTEC site near Punta Tuna, Puerto Rico. Included are reports of mammal sightings and strandings from Puerto Rico and adjacent Caribbean islands, reports containing information on distribution and abundance migration routes, and feeding ecology of those species known from the area. A few works on the general biology of marine mammals are also included. 96 references.

  9. 77 FR 61381 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Baxter...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-09

    ...Foreign-Trade Zone 7--Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico, (Pharmaceutical and Nutritional...Sets); Aibonito and Jayuya, Puerto Rico The Puerto Rico Industrial...

  10. Collisional zones in Puerto Rico and the northern Caribbean

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Laó-Dávila, Daniel A.

    2014-10-01

    Puerto Rico is an amalgamation of island arc terranes that has recorded the deformational and tectonic history of the North American-Caribbean Plate boundary. Four collisional zones indicate the contractional events that have occurred at the plate boundary. Metamorphism and deformation of Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous oceanic lithosphere during the Early Cretaceous indicate the earliest collisional event. Then, an ophiolitic mélange, mostly comprised of blocks of the metamorphosed oceanic lithosphere, was formed and emplaced in the backarc region during the Turonian-Coniacian deformational event. A possible collision with a buoyant block in the North American Plate caused late Maastrichtian-early Paleocene contraction that created fold-and-thrust belts and the remobilization and uplift of serpentinite bodies in the Southwest Block. Late Eocene-early Oligocene transpression was localized along the Southern and Northern Puerto Rico fault zones, which occur north and south of large granodiorite intrusions in the strong Central Block. The deformation was accommodated in pure shear domains of fold-and-thrust belts and conjugate strike-slip faults, and simple shear domains of large mostly left-lateral faults. In addition, it reactivated faults in the weak Southwest Block. This island-wide transpression is the result of a Greater Antilles arc and continental North American collision. The kinematic model of the structures described in Puerto Rico correlate with some structures in Hispaniola and Cuba, and shows how the northern boundary of the Caribbean Plate was shortened by collisions with continental lithosphere of the North American Plate throughout its history. The tectonic evolution of the Greater Antilles shows a history of collisions, in which the latest collision accretes Cuba to the North American Plate, reorganizes the plate boundary, and deforms with transpression Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. The latest collision in Puerto Rico shows the case in which an arc collides obliquely with buoyant crust producing left-lateral transpression and converges obliquely with dense oceanic lithosphere.

  11. 73 FR 77827 - Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2008-12-19

    ...developing a CCP for Culebra NWR in Puerto Rico. This notice complies with our...transferred to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Service. On-site administration...habitat known as the boulder forest, mangroves, and grasslands. These...

  12. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Space 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics...ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. The area bounded by the...

  13. MISR Browse Images: Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRiDE)

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2013-04-02

    MISR Browse Images: Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRiDE) These MISR Browse ... a quick visual overview of the region observed during the Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRiDE) field campaign. PRiDE was a study of the ...

  14. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Space 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics...ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. The area bounded by the...

  15. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Space 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics...ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. The area bounded by the...

  16. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Space 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics...ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. The area bounded by the...

  17. 75 FR 39060 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00009

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-07

    ...ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12214 and 12215] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00009 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business...disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1919-DR), dated 06/24/2010....

  18. 76 FR 44647 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-26

    ...ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12699 and 12700] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00013 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business...disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated 07/14/2011....

  19. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics...ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. The area bounded by the...

  20. 75 FR 68394 - Puerto Rico Disaster # PR-00012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ...ADMINISTRATION Disaster Declaration 12368 and 12369 Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00012 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business...disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA--1946--DR), dated 10/26/2010....

  1. 76 FR 55154 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-06

    ...ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12770 and 12771] Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00015 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business...disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011....

  2. A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History provides this site, a glimpse of Puerto Rican history and culture as seen through 175 artifacts from the 3,200-artifact collection of Teodoro Vidal, an aide to Puerto Rico's first governor Luis Munoz Marin. Vidal's collecting activities span more than 40 years, and his artifacts date from the 18th through the 20th centuries. The collection can be browsed or searched (the easiest access to the entire collection is through the index browse), and it is contextualized through explanatory sections on Puerto Rican history, religion, every day life, carnivals, music, tourism, and "the Great Puerto Rican family."

  3. MAPPING BENTHIC COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO USING IKONOS

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    MAPPING BENTHIC COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO USING IKONOS Zayas-Santiago,Carmen C.1 and 2Department of Geology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Abstract The Center for Subsurface. The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) is an important partner of CenSSIS with a multidisciplinary

  4. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. 26.126 Section 26.126...ALCOHOL LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in...

  5. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. 26.126 Section 26.126...LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in...

  6. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. 26.126 Section 26.126...LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in...

  7. Land Tenure Development in Puerto Rico Cathy Bryan

    E-print Network

    Onsrud, Harlan J.

    1 Land Tenure Development in Puerto Rico Cathy Bryan Department of Spatial Information Science Company 147 Center Street Old Town, Maine 04468 ABSTRACT Puerto Rico is a country still in transition't for the multitude of U.S. aid sent to Puerto Rico every year it would still be one of the poorest countries

  8. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagez

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez Oficina de Prensa comunicado de cuarto año consecutivo, la Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico (RSPR) del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM extensa de aviso de tsunami para todo Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes que requiera la implementación de

  9. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. 26.126 Section 26.126...ALCOHOL LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in...

  10. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2007 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2007 1 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water to the reports produced through the institute's research activities. The PRWRERI is a component of the Research

  11. 75 FR 2165 - Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-14

    ...Disaster Declaration Nos. 12004 and 12005; Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007] Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007 AGENCY: U.S. Small...declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dated 01/07/2010. Incident: Severe...

  12. 76 FR 47286 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-04

    ...Declaration 12699 and 12700 Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00013 AGENCY...Assistance Only for the State of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated 07...Non-Profit organizations in the State of PUERTO RICO, dated 07/14/2011, is...

  13. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. 26.126 Section 26.126...LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in...

  14. Walgreens and University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1), San Juan, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Quirk, Gregory J.

    Walgreens and University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1), San Juan, Puerto Rico Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training is academically affiliated and financially supported, in part, by the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy

  15. SWIM - A Scientific CubeSat from Puerto Rico

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vo, H.; Ivchenko, N. V.; Earle, G. D.; Wiens, G.; Murphrey, T.; Tibert, G.

    2012-12-01

    Under the sponsorship of PRIDCO and Puerto Rico NASA Space Grant, a 3U scientific cubesat is being designed and built in Puerto Rico. The cubesat will have 2 scientific instruments: a scientific fluxgate magnetometer from Royal Institute of Technology being deployed on an AFRL deployable boom and a retarding potential analyzer from Virginia Tech University. Aside from contributing essential space weather products to space physics, the project is providing hand on aerospace engineering training for Puerto Rico work force. New aerospace companies in Puerto Rico such as Honeywell Aerospace of Puerto Rico and Infotech has hired graduating students from the program.

  16. PUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    of water borne illness, effectiveness of water treatment processes. 3. Recycling and Reuse of Used WaterPUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FY 2012 WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH GRANT STATE PROGRAM under Section 104B of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984

  17. PUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    of water borne illness, effectiveness of water treatment processes. 3. Recycling and Reuse of Used WaterPUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FY 2011 WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH GRANT STATE PROGRAM under Section 104B of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984

  18. Assistive Technology Developments in Puerto Rico.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lizama, Mauricio A.; Mendez, Hector L.

    Recent efforts to develop Spanish-based adaptations for alternate computer input devices are considered, as are their implications for Hispanics with disabilities and for the development of language sensitive devices worldwide. Emphasis is placed on the particular need to develop low-cost high technology devices for Puerto Rico and Latin America…

  19. Land Cover, Land Use of twoLand Cover, Land Use of two bioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto RicoVieques andand LaLa PargueraParguera BioluminescenceBioluminescence BayBay inin Lajas,Lajas, PuertoPuerto RicoRico and the surroundings.human and the surroundings. In Puerto Rico, general maps of Land Uses/LandIn Puerto Rico, general

  20. Photovoltaics on Landfills in Puerto Rico

    SciTech Connect

    Salasovich, J.; Mosey, G.

    2011-01-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a feasibility study of m0treAlables on several brownfield sites. The EPA defines a brownfield as 'a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.' All of the brownfields in this study are landfill sites. Citizens of Puerto Rico, city planners, and site managers are interested in redevelopment uses for landfills in Puerto Rico, which are particularly well suited for solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. The purpose of this report is to assess the landfills with the highest potential for possible solar PV installation and estimate cost, performance, and site impacts of three different PV options: crystalline silicon (fixed-tilt), crystalline silicon (single-axis tracking), and thin film (fixed-tilt). Each option represents a standalone system that can be sized to use an entire available site area. In addition, the report outlines financing options that could assist in the implementation of a system. The feasibility of PV systems installed on landfills is highly impacted by the available area for an array, solar resource, operating status, landfill cap status, distance to transmission lines, and distance to major roads. All of the landfills in Puerto Rico were screened according to these criteria in order to determine the sites with the greatest potential. Eight landfills were chosen for site visits based on the screening criteria and location. Because of time constraints and the fact that Puerto Rico is a relatively large island, the eight landfills for this visit were all located in the eastern half of the island. The findings from this report can be applied to landfills in the western half of the island. The economics of a potential PV system on landfills in Puerto Rico depend greatly on the cost of electricity. Currently, PREPA has an average electric rate of $0.119/kWh. Based on past electric rate increases in Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean, this rate could increase to $0.15/kWh or higher in a relatively short amount of time. In the coming years, increasing electrical rates and increased necessity for clean power will continue to improve the feasibility of implementing solar PV systems at these sites.

  1. Montagnea areharia (agaricaceae, basidiomycota), A new record for Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The euagaric Montagnea radiosa (Basidiomycota) is reported from a dry region of southwestern Puerto Rico. This is a new record for Puerto Rico, and only the second record of this fungus in the Caribbean. The Puerto Rican material is completely described and illustrated, and a brief taxonomic discu...

  2. 77 FR 70417 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Pepsi...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-26

    ...Foreign-Trade Zone 7--Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, (Soft Drink...Drink Beverages), Toa Baja, Puerto Rico The Puerto Rico Industrial...

  3. 77 FR 48504 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Value of Puerto Rico's Coral Reef...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-14

    ...Request; Economic Value of Puerto Rico's Coral Reef Ecosystems for Recreation-Tourism...non-market economic values of Puerto Rico's coral reef ecosystems. Estimates will be made...recreation-tourism for all of Puerto Rico's coral reef ecosystems. The required...

  4. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 2011-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. 52.2723 Section 52.2723...PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the...

  5. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 2013-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. 52.2723 Section 52.2723...PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the...

  6. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220...Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this...

  7. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone ...anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The regulated area...

  8. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220...Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this...

  9. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an...

  10. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 2014-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. 52.2723 Section 52.2723...PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the...

  11. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245...SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  12. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule ...who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the entire taxable...

  13. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758...758 Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving...anchored in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The security zone for a cruise...

  14. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section 318.13-24 ...Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved interstate to Atlantic...

  15. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of...and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates shall be...

  16. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.204 Section 412.204...Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY...

  17. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule ...who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the entire taxable...

  18. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220...Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this...

  19. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone ...anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The regulated area...

  20. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.204 Section 412.204...Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY...

  1. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule ...who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the entire taxable...

  2. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.204 Section 412.204...Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY...

  3. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.204 Section 412.204...Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY...

  4. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758...758 Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving...anchored in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The security zone for a cruise...

  5. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an...

  6. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an...

  7. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an...

  8. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of...and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates shall be...

  9. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule ...who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the entire taxable...

  10. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758...758 Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving...anchored in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The security zone for a cruise...

  11. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section 318.13-24 ...Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved interstate to Atlantic...

  12. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone ...anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The regulated area...

  13. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of...and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates shall be...

  14. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section 318.13-24 ...Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved interstate to Atlantic...

  15. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220...Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this...

  16. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. 81.77 ...Air Quality Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. The Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region...

  17. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245...SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  18. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of...and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates shall be...

  19. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758...758 Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving...anchored in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The security zone for a cruise...

  20. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778...Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone ...anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The regulated area...

  1. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245...SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  2. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 2012-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. 52.2723 Section 52.2723...PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the...

  3. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245...SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  4. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. 52.2723 Section 52.2723...PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the...

  5. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404...for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an...

  6. 76 FR 58027 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-19

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated August...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include...

  7. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220...Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this...

  8. 76 FR 64958 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-19

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated August...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include...

  9. 75 FR 1543 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Puerto Rico; Guaynabo PM10

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-12

    ...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Puerto Rico; Guaynabo PM 10 Limited Maintenance...Guaynabo nonattainment area in Puerto Rico and the request by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to redesignate the area from...

  10. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. 81.77 ...Air Quality Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. The Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region...

  11. 76 FR 47222 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-04

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated July...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include...

  12. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275...schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of...and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates shall be...

  13. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412.204 Section 412.204...Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY...

  14. 75 FR 70019 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-16

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated October...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include...

  15. 76 FR 63320 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-12

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated August...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include...

  16. 75 FR 77889 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-14

    ...Docket No. FEMA-1946-DR] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated October...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include...

  17. 76 FR 70703 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Expansion

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-15

    ...Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Expansion An...Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company, grantee...to include a site in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The application was...

  18. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1...certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule ...who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the entire taxable...

  19. 76 FR 56464 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-13

    ...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001 Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated August...declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include...

  20. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245...SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  1. Forest Area Trends in Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard A. Birdsey; Peter L. Weaver

    SUMMARY LONG-TERM FOREST AREA TRENDS Forest area trends in Puerto Rico from 1980 to 1985 are included in this update of earlier studies. Total forest area has increased from 279,000 ha in 1980 to 300,000 ha in 1985. Most of the new forest is growing on aban- doned pasture. Secondary forest and abandoned coffee shade account for 78 percent of

  2. Engineering ethics in Puerto Rico: issues and narratives.

    PubMed

    Frey, William J; O'Neill-Carrillo, Efraín

    2008-09-01

    This essay discusses engineering ethics in Puerto Rico by examining the impact of the Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR) and by outlining the constellation of problems and issues identified in workshops and retreats held with Puerto Rican engineers. Three cases developed and discussed in these workshops will help outline movements in engineering ethics beyond the compliance perspective of the CIAPR. These include the Town Z case, Copper Mining in Puerto Rico, and a hypothetical case researched by UPRM students on laptop disposal. The last section outlines four future challenges in engineering ethics pertinent to the Puerto Rican situation. PMID:18427954

  3. Puerto Rico Nursing Career Cooperative Demonstration Program. Final Performance Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Puerto Rico State Dept. of Education, Hato Rey.

    The Puerto Rico Nursing Career Cooperative Demonstration Project and Associate Nursing Program provided education and onsite occupational training laboratory to upgrade the education of 20 licensed practical nurses (LPNs) from 1989-90. The nurses were upgraded to associate nurses in an 18-month period at the Technological Institute of Puerto Rico

  4. Reflection Profiling in and around the Puerto Rico Trench

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Ewing; Maurice Ewing

    1962-01-01

    Continuous seismic reflection profiles were recorded across the Dominican trench (south of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola), the Puerto Rico trench, and the outer ridge. These profiles show details of the structure in the upper layers which could not be measured by the refraction techniques heretofore employed. In the Caribbean there are several layers (uncon- solidated and consolidated sediments) which dip

  5. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO -MAYAGUEZ

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO - MAYAGUEZ CURRICULUM VITAE NAME of Antonio Hernández Virella & Associates; Period 1983 to 1986 -Civil Engineer at the Puerto Rico Aqueduct And Sewer Authority, San Juan, PR; Period 1978-1983 -Civil Engineer at the Department of Transportation

  6. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2008 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2008 1 #12;Introduction This report covers, technical reports, quarterly newsletter and a web site are used by the Institute to keep the water resources

  7. Morphotectonics of the Southern Puerto Rico Offshore Margin

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Granja Bruna, J.; Carbó-Gorosabel, A.; Llanes Estrada, P.; Ten Brink, U. S.; Munoz Martin, A.; Fuertes Ortega, R.; Druet, M.; Gómez, M.; Martin Davila, J. M.; Pazos, A.; Catalan, M.

    2012-12-01

    The southern insular slope of Puerto Rico is characterized by active tectonics, sedimentary and slope failure processes related to the southward thrusting of the island arc over the Caribbean plate's interior. The east-west trending Muertos fold-and-thrust belt and the Investigator fault zone are the main structural and morphological features along the insular slope. It was suggested that these tectonic features accommodate a highly oblique motion between the Caribbean plate's interior and the North American plate. New systematic multibeam bathymetry data and seismic reflection profiles have allowed us to improve the knowledge of the complex morphologic and structural fabric of this zone of active deformation. We divided the region into morphotectonic slope provinces on the basis of morphological, structural and sedimentological criteria. The lower slope province is occupied by the east-west trending Muertos fold-and-thrust belt. Seismic data image pelagic, hemipelagic and turbiditic sediments of the Venezuelan basin and Muertos Trough basin being partially offscraped and accreted forming a sequence of numerous imbricate thrust slices verging southwards. The surface expression of the imbricate structure is a highly steeped slope characterized by an alternation of narrow troughs and elongate anticline ridges oriented sub-parallel to the deformation front. The upper slope province is occupied by the Investigator fault zone, a broad zone of deformation composed of two straight strands that form narrow E-W trending valleys in the insular slope. Submarine canyons carve through the narrow E-W trending valleys or terminate in them but show no evidence for lateral offsets, indicating an absence of recent strike-slip motion. The seafloor expression of the Investigator fault zone suggests a sub-vertical fault plane accommodating a small amount of N-S extension. This fault zone terminates eastward in Whiting basin and disappears westwards beneath the thick slope deposits on a bathymetric high, named Jaguey Spur. The top and northern sides of Jaguey Spur are deformed by recent extensional fault activity that could have contributed to slope instability observed in a wide area to the north and south of the spur. Much of the seismic activity in the Puerto Rico area is shallow and takes place in the vicinity of the southern Puerto Rico offshore margin. The study of the active deformation zones on the margin and its possible relation with the nucleation zones of shallow intra-arc earthquakes will help to assess the seismic hazard in the region.

  8. CLIMATE CHANGE CONNOTATIONS OF A SUITABILITY MAP FOR MIMOSA PIGRA IN PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    CLIMATE CHANGE CONNOTATIONS OF A SUITABILITY MAP FOR MIMOSA PIGRA IN PUERTO RICO M. Julio and Rural Sociology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 2Department of Crop and Environmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 3Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Puerto Rico

  9. December 26, 2010 Statement from the Puerto Rico Seismic Network about reports of

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    December 26, 2010 Statement from the Puerto Rico Seismic Network about reports of changes in Sea Level and Tsunami Alert Level for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands The Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) has received reports, since Dec 25, 2010, regarding changes in sea level in the coasts of Puerto Rico

  10. Estimated Water Use in Puerto Rico, 2005

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    Molina-Rivera, Wanda L.; Gómez-Gómez, Fernando

    2008-01-01

    Water-use data were compiled for the 78 municipios of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for 2005. Five offstream categories were considered: public-supply water withdrawals and deliveries, domestic self-supplied water use, industrial self-supplied ground-water withdrawals, crop irrigation water use, and thermoelectric power freshwater use. One water-use category also was considered: power-generation instream water use (thermoelectric-saline withdrawals and hydroelectric power). Freshwater withdrawals and deliveries for offstream use from surface- and ground-water sources in Puerto Rico were estimated at 712 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). The largest amount of freshwater withdrawn was by public-supply water facilities and was estimated at 652 Mgal/d. The public-supply domestic water use was estimated at 347 Mgal/d. Fresh surface- and ground-water withdrawals by domestic self-supplied users were estimated at 2.1 Mgal/d and the industrial self-supplied withdrawals were estimated at 9.4 Mgal/d. Withdrawals for crop irrigation purposes were estimated at 45.2 Mgal/d, or approximately 6.3 percent of all offstream freshwater withdrawals. Instream freshwater withdrawals by hydroelectric facilities were estimated at 568 Mgal/d and saline instream surface-water withdrawals for cooling purposes by thermoelectric-power facilities was estimated at 2,288 Mgal/d.

  11. Kinematic analysis of serpentinite structures and the manifestation of transpression in southwestern Puerto Rico

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    Laó-Dávila, Daniel A.; Anderson, Thomas H.

    2009-12-01

    Faults and shear zones recorded in the Monte del Estado and Río Guanajibo serpentinite masses in southwestern Puerto Rico show previously unrecognized southwestward tectonic transport. The orientations of planar and linear structures and the sense of slip along faults and shear zones determined by offset rock layers, drag folds in foliations, and steps in slickensided surfaces and/or S-C fabrics from 1846 shear planes studied at more than 300 stations reveal two predominant groups of faults: 1) northwesterly-striking thrust faults and easterly-striking left-lateral faults and, 2) northwesterly-striking right-lateral faults and easterly-striking thrust faults. Shortening and extension (P and T) axes calculated for geographic domains within the serpentinite reveal early north-trending shortening followed by southwestward-directed movement during which older structures were re-activated. The SW-directed shortening is attributed to transpression that accompanied Late Eocene left-lateral shearing of the serpentinite. A third, younger, group comprising fewer faults consists of northwesterly-striking left-lateral faults and north-directed thrusts that also may be related to the latest transpressional deformation within Puerto Rico. Deformational events in Puerto Rico correlate to tectonic events along the Caribbean-North American plate boundary.

  12. INFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto RicoINFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto Rico Dynamics of Supply Chain Networks with Corporate

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    Nagurney, Anna

    1 INFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto RicoINFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto Rico Dynamics of Supply Chain Networks with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through Integrated

  13. Puerto Rico Trench: Cruise Summary and Results

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Uri Brink

    This text reports on the two expeditions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration to map the Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean. Multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data were acquired as the expedition mapped the Caribbean plate, an entire tectonic province of the Earth. The featured section of the report is on the trench area and contains a three dimensional bathymetrical map of the trench. Other sections include observations of marine mammals, an introduction to and background information about the members of the expedition, a slide show that shows daily activities, and a summary of the trip containing a warning of the possibility of a tsunami producing underwater landslides in the area. The site is enhanced with photographs and maps.

  14. Particulate Air Contamination in Puerto Rico: A Student Involvement Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eckert, Richard R.

    1979-01-01

    Describes a research project undertaken by physics undergraduate students to monitor particulate air contamination in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and to determine the meteorological factors which contribute to it. (GA)

  15. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVISIONS OF THE 1989...Industries § 510.20 Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. (a) The legislative history to the 1989 Amendments...qualify for an extended minimum wage phase-in, the...

  16. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVISIONS OF THE 1989...Industries § 510.20 Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. (a) The legislative history to the 1989 Amendments...qualify for an extended minimum wage phase-in, the...

  17. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVISIONS OF THE 1989...Industries § 510.20 Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. (a) The legislative history to the 1989 Amendments...qualify for an extended minimum wage phase-in, the...

  18. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVISIONS OF THE 1989...Industries § 510.20 Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. (a) The legislative history to the 1989 Amendments...qualify for an extended minimum wage phase-in, the...

  19. 76 FR 59179 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

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    2011-09-23

    ...Lorenzo, Trujillo Alto, Vega Baja, Vieques, Villalba. Contiguous Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): Puerto Rico: Manati, Toa Alta, Vega Alta. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog of Federal...

  20. 76 FR 56858 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

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    2011-09-14

    ...declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 and continuing. DATES: Effective Date: 09/03/2011. Physical Loan...

  1. Handbook on wind system deployment in Puerto Rico

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-07-01

    The purpose of this handbook is twofold: (1) to provide the Puerto Rico Office of Energy (PROE) with a concise overview of the steps involved in deploying wind energy conversion systems (WECS) on the Island; and (2) to provide recommendations to PROE for developing a one-stop-shop for streamlining WECS development in Puerto Rico. Information presented in this study is based on the findings of an institutional analysis conducted in July, 1983. 4 figs.

  2. Cross-section data for selected Puerto Rico streams

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Colon-Dieppa, Eloy; Gonzalez, Ralph

    1978-01-01

    The data presented are for delineating the inundation which could be expected by floods of selected magnitudes in Puerto Rico. These cross section data can be used in Flood Insurance Administration studies and in other studies related to the planning, development, and management of flood plains. The data were collected by the Caribbean District of the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources. (Woodard-USGS)

  3. General Vulnerability and Exposure Profile to Tsunami in Puerto Rico

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ruiz, R.; Huérfano-Moreno, V.

    2012-12-01

    The Puerto Rico archipelago, located in the seismically active Caribbean region, has been directly affected by tsunamis in the last two centuries. The M 7.3 tsunamigenic earthquake, which occurred on October 11, 1918, caused $29 million in damage, death of 116 people and 100 residents were reported as missing. Presently, deficiencies on urban planning have induced an increase on the number of vulnerable people living inside the tsunami flood areas. Tsunami-prone areas have been delimited for Puerto Rico based on numerical tsunami modeling. However, the demographic, social and physical (e.g. critical and essential facilities) characteristics of these areas have not been documented in detail. We are conducting a municipality and community-level tsunami vulnerability and exposure study using Geographical Information System (GIS) tool. The results of our study are being integrated into the Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST). The DDST is a tool that brings access, at no cost, to a variety of updated geo-referenced information for Puerto Rico. This tool provides internet-based scalable maps that will aid emergency managers and decision-makers on their responsibilities and will improve Puerto Rico communities' resilience against tsunami hazard. This project aims to provide an initial estimate of Puerto Rico vulnerability and exposure to tsunami and brings to the community a technological tool that will help increase their awareness of this hazard and to assist them on their decisions.

  4. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A 100-yard radius...

  5. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26...ALCOHOL LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands....

  6. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26...LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands....

  7. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and...buy-in groups that are available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin...

  8. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and...buy-in groups that are available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin...

  9. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26...ALCOHOL LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands....

  10. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A 100-yard radius...

  11. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and...buy-in groups that are available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin...

  12. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26...LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands....

  13. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A 100-yard radius...

  14. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and...buy-in groups that are available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin...

  15. 50 CFR 20.101 - Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 20...limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This...coots, gallinules and snipe in Puerto Rico; and for certain doves,...

  16. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A 100-yard radius...

  17. 77 FR 63290 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity, Pfizer...

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    2012-10-16

    ...Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Subzone 61A), (Ibuprofen Pharmaceutical Products), Guayama, Puerto Rico On June 13, 2012, the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company, grantee...

  18. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  19. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  20. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  1. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  2. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  3. 75 FR 30024 - Comment Sought on the Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. Petition for Reconsideration of the...

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    2010-05-28

    ...10-910] Comment Sought on the Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. Petition...comment on a petition filed by Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. (PRTC...comment on a petition filed by Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc....

  4. 78 FR 16465 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Pepsi Cola...

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    2013-03-15

    ...Foreign-Trade Zone 7--Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC (Soft Drink...Drink Beverages), Toa Baja, Puerto Rico On November 5, 2012, the...

  5. 78 FR 30862 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Janssen Ortho LLC; Gurabo...

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    2013-05-23

    ...Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Janssen Ortho LLC; Gurabo, Puerto Rico An application has been submitted...Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade & Export Company,...

  6. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and... Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and...buy-in groups that are available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin...

  7. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A 100-yard radius...

  8. 75 FR 40795 - Review of Sourcing Change, Foreign-Trade Subzone 61H, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico...

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    2010-07-14

    ...Subzone 61H, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico (Inhalation Anesthetics Manufacturing), Guayama, Puerto Rico Pursuant to the regulations of...facility of Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico (Baxter). Subzone 61H was...

  9. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26...LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope...coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands....

  10. 76 FR 1192 - Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Puerto Rico

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    2011-01-07

    ...Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Puerto Rico AGENCY: Employment and Training...eligibility under the EB Program for Puerto Rico. The following change has occurred...regarding the State's EB status: Puerto Rico's 13-week IUR has fallen...

  11. 78 FR 28800 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Parapiezas Corporation; San...

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    2013-05-16

    ...Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Parapiezas Corporation; San Juan, Puerto Rico An application has been submitted...Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade & Export Company,...

  12. 50 CFR 20.101 - Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 20...limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This...coots, gallinules and snipe in Puerto Rico; and for certain doves,...

  13. GIS application to bird conservation in Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    GIS application to bird conservation in Puerto Rico Idelfonso Ruiz, Adrianne Tossas and Ilse and their habitats Adelaide's Warbler #12;Important Bird Areas in PR Program established world-wide by Bird of international relevance for bird species conservation Puerto Rican Lizard Cuckoo #12;Expected outcome #12

  14. Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The process by which Puerto Rico became a modern nation is a complex one, and visitors interested in learning more about this subject would do well to examine this website created by the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress. As with many collections in this series, this particular archive contains historically important writings from a variety of notable personages, such as a clutch of well-known Puerto Rican political activists and historians from the early 19th century to 1929. Visitors who might be a less familiar with the contours and general historical development of Puerto Rico would do well to read the extensive essay offered here by Marisabel Bras, who is a senior analyst at the Department of Defense. The archive also contains a nice selection of historic maps of the general Caribbean region and Puerto Rico. Finally, visitors can also search the materials here by title, author, or subject.

  15. Geology of Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Frank, E.F.; Wicks, C.; Mylroie, J.; Troester, J.; Alexander, E.C., Jr.; Carew, J.L.

    1998-01-01

    Isla de Mona is a carbonate island located in the Mona Passage 68 km west of Puerto Rico. The tectonically uplifted island is 12 km by 5 km, with an area of 55 km2, and forms a raised flat-topped platform or meseta. The meseta tilts gently to the south and is bounded by near vertical cliffs on all sides. These cliffs rise from 80 m above sea level on the north to 20 m above the sea on the southern coast. Along the southwestern and western side of the island a three- to six-meter-high Pleistocene fossil reef abuts the base of the cliff to form a narrow coastal plain. The meseta itself consists of two Mio-Pliocene carbonate units, the lower Isla de Mona Dolomite and the upper Lirio Limestone. Numerous karst features, including a series of flank margin caves primarily developed at the Lirio Limestone/Isla de Mona Dolomite contact, literally ring the periphery of the island.

  16. Limnology of Laguna Tortuguero, Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Quinones-Marquez, Ferdinand; Fuste, Luis A.

    1978-01-01

    The principal chemical, physical and biological characteristics, and the hydrology of Laguna Tortuguero, Puerto Rico, were studied from 1974-75. The lagoon, with an area of 2.24 square kilometers and a volume of about 2.68 million cubic meters, contains about 5 percent of seawater. Drainage through a canal on the north side averages 0.64 cubic meters per second per day, flushing the lagoon about 7.5 times per year. Chloride and sodium are the principal ions in the water, ranging from 300 to 700 mg/liter and 150 to 400 mg/liter, respectively. Among the nutrients, nitrogen averages about 1.7 mg/liter, exceeding phosphorus in a weight ratio of 170:1. About 10 percent of the nitrogen and 40 percent of the phosphorus entering the lagoon is retained. The bottom sediments, with a volume of about 4.5 million cubic meters, average 0.8 and 0.014 percent nitrogen and phosphorus, respectively. (Woodard-USGS)

  17. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable...District § 165.771 Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a) Location. The following area is...

  18. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico. 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable...District § 165.771 Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. The following area is...

  19. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable...District § 165.771 Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a) Location. The following area is...

  20. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico. 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable...District § 165.771 Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. The following area is...

  1. Size distribution of submarine landslides and its implication to tsunami hazard in Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    landslides to the north shore of Puerto Rico. Citation: ten Brink, U. S., E. L. Geist, and B. D. Andrews; Satake and Tanioka, 2003; Ward, 2001]. [3] The north shore of Puerto Rico and its offshore region

  2. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable...District § 165.771 Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a) Location. The following area is...

  3. Puerto Rico and the Puerto Ricans: A Teaching and Resource Unit for Upper Level Spanish Students or Social Studies Classes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carrero, Milagros

    The subject of this teaching and resource unit for Spanish students or social studies classes is Puerto Rico and the Puerto Ricans. The unit has sections dealing with the present conditions of the Puerto Ricans, their culture, and historical perspectives. The appendixes contain: (1) Demands of the Puerto Ricans, (2) Notable Puerto Ricans, (3)…

  4. SPECTRAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SANDY BEACHES IN WESTERN PORTION OF PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    SPECTRAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SANDY BEACHES IN WESTERN PORTION OF PUERTO RICO By Gretchen M of the Department #12;ii Abstract Remote sensing applications to beach system in Puerto Rico have been limited reflectance measurements in 15 sandy beaches in western Puerto Rico. Samples of the beaches were analyzed

  5. Mapa de Uso de Suelo de Puerto Rico 2003: Proyecto Xplorah Geographic Mapping Technologies Corp.

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Mapa de Uso de Suelo de Puerto Rico 2003: Proyecto Xplorah Geographic Mapping Technologies Corp Puerto Rico. La meta principal de este sistema es modelar cambios en el uso del terreno en función de Technologies, Corp. San Juan, Puerto Rico mailto:groman@gmtgis.com (787) 2508182 / (787) 2508185 #12;

  6. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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    ... 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through...

  7. Prepared in cooperation with the PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND

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    Prepared in cooperation with the PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES U of Rivers in Puerto Rico, and their Potential Influence on Coral Reefs Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5206 #12;Cover photograph ViewofagorgoniancoralnearPlayaCarabinero,IsladeMona,PuertoRico. Photographtakenby

  8. Desarrollo y Aplicacin de un ndice de Calidad de Agua para ros en Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Desarrollo y Aplicación de un Índice de Calidad de Agua para ríos en Puerto Rico por Francisco J en INGENIERÍA CIVIL UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO RECINTO UNIVERSITARIO DE MAYAGÜEZ 2009 Aprobado por trabajo presenta la elaboración de un Índice de Calidad de Agua (ICA) para los ríos en Puerto Rico. Dicho

  9. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...manufacture of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and that is by any means...

  10. Mycological Society of America Endophytic Fungi of Manilkara bidentata Leaves in Puerto Rico

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Mycological Society of America Endophytic Fungi of Manilkara bidentata Leaves in Puerto Rico AuthorBotanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458-5126 Endophytic fungi of Manilkara bidentata leaves in Puerto Rico D. Jean Lodge in Puerto Rico. One leaf was collected from each of three trees. Four 5 X 20 mm panels were cut from each

  11. AN OPERATIONAL WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ALGORITHM FOR PUERTO RICO Eric Harmsen

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    AN OPERATIONAL WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ALGORITHM FOR PUERTO RICO Eric Harmsen Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez harmsen1000@hotmail.com In this study an operational water and energy balance algorithm for Puerto Rico (GOES- PRWEB) was developed

  12. ANLISIS DE CAMBIOS EN LA CALIDAD DEL AGUA EN PUERTO RICO UTILIZANDO SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIN GEOGRFICA

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    ANÁLISIS DE CAMBIOS EN LA CALIDAD DEL AGUA EN PUERTO RICO UTILIZANDO SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN maduros son beneficiosos para la calidad del agua en Puerto Rico. Este resultado se obtuvo integrando, mediante modelos, la información de distintas capas geográficas de Puerto Rico:(1) calidad

  13. Genetic structuring in the threatened ``Lagartijo del Bosque Seco" (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico

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    Rodríguez, Javier A.

    Genetic structuring in the threatened ``Lagartijo del Bosque Seco" (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico of the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods revealed relatively shallow genetic in mainland Puerto Rico. Despite this pattern, specimens from the same geographic area tended to nest together

  14. Pharaxonotha portophylla (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), new species and pollinator of Zamia (Zamiaceae) in Puerto Rico

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    Franz, Nico M.

    ) in Puerto Rico NICO M. FRANZ 1,3 AND PAUL E. SKELLEY 2 1 Department of Biology, PO Box 9012, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR 00681, U.S.A. 2 Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Florida Department 2000). In particular the popu- lation structure of Z. amblyphyllidia in northern Puerto Rico is well

  15. A Baseline Assessment of the Ecological Resources of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico

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    A Baseline Assessment of the Ecological Resources of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico July 2011 Editors David. A Baseline Assessment of the Ecological Resources of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS of the Ecological Resources of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Prepared by the Coastal and Oceanographic Assessment, Status

  16. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

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    ... 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through...

  17. THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AT MAYAGEZ INSECT COLLECTION THEN AND NOW1

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    Franz, Nico M.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AT MAYAGÜEZ INSECT COLLECTION ­ THEN AND NOW1 Nico M. Franz2 collection of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (collection coden: UPRM) are reviewed. The collection per order are listed. The geographic emphasis is on Puerto Rico and surrounding islands

  18. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

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    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...manufacture of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and that is by any means...

  19. IEEE IGARSS 03, Toulouse, France, July 2003 Puerto Rico Deployable Radar Network

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    Cruz-Pol, Sandra L.

    IEEE IGARSS 03, Toulouse, France, July 2003 Puerto Rico Deployable Radar Network Design; Site of Atmospheric Events (CLiMMATE) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department University of Puerto Rico (CLiMMATE) Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez are collaborating to modify a MK2

  20. Characterization and Dynamics of Total Suspended Sediments (TSS) along Puerto Rico West Coast

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 Characterization and Dynamics of Total Suspended Sediments (TSS) along Puerto Rico West Coast Lorenna Vazquez Albelo Geology Department, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, P.O. Box 9017 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 00681-9017 ABSTRACT.- This project intended to investigate and describe sediment

  1. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through...

  2. Jess Danilo Chinea Rivera, PhD Departamento de Biologa, Universidad de Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Jesús Danilo Chinea Rivera, PhD Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9012 Off.: 787-832-4040 ext. 3913 Fax: 787-834-3673 Email: chinearum, Universidad de Puerto Rico Mayagüez, PR. July 2004 to present. Associate Professor of Ecology. Duties

  3. THE IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION/URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLIMATE OF PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    THE IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION/URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLIMATE OF PUERTO RICO Angel R. Torres Valcarcel MPH Ph.D José R. Acosta #380 Roosevelt, Hato Rey Puerto Rico atorresv09@gmail.com A detailed analysis of century-scale climate change for Puerto Rico was done to assess the degree to which some

  4. Meiofaunal Colonization of Decaying Leaves of the Red Mangrove Rhizophora mangle, in Southwestern Puerto Rico

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    Schizas, Nikolaos

    Puerto Rico HERNÁN TORRES-PRATTS* AND NIKOLAOS V. SCHIZAS Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Isla Magueyes Laboratories, P.O. Box 908, Lajas, PR 00667. *Corresponding author Island, southwestern Puerto Rico. At biweekly intervals, one leaf from each replicate was removed

  5. 0040: 1-24 2008 The bees of Greater Puerto Rico

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    Franz, Nico M.

    1 0040: 1-24 2008 The bees of Greater Puerto Rico (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) Julio A-mail:polimita@hotmail.com Nico M. Franz Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico PO Box 9012, Mayagüez, PR 00681, U.S.A. E-mail:franz@uprm.edu Abstract. The bee fauna of the Greater Puerto Rico area was studied. A review

  6. www.astmh.org world (hyperendemicity), including Puerto Rico. DENV-1 was introduced

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    Vermont, University of

    122 www.astmh.org world (hyperendemicity), including Puerto Rico. DENV-1 was introduced and became isolates were sequenced from Puerto Rico from 1981-1998, along with 17 envelope genes from other parts of the Caribbean during the same time frame. The Puerto Rico samples all fall into the American genotype and DENV-1

  7. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412.208...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a)...

  8. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412.208...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a)...

  9. ESTIMATING GROUND-LEVEL SOLAR RADIATION AND EVAPOTRANSPIRATION IN PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 ESTIMATING GROUND-LEVEL SOLAR RADIATION AND EVAPOTRANSPIRATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering University of Puerto Rico ­ Mayagüez Campus eric.harmsen@upr.edu TEL-Monteith (PM), Priestly-Taylor (PT) and Hargreaves-Samini (HS) methods for Puerto Rico. In addition to solar

  10. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...manufacture of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and that is by any means...

  11. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412.208...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a)...

  12. INVASION NOTE Genetic analysis of a novel invasion of Puerto Rico

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    Revell, Liam

    INVASION NOTE Genetic analysis of a novel invasion of Puerto Rico by an exotic constricting snake R 2012 Abstract The tropical island Puerto Rico is poten- tially vulnerable to invasion by some species and genetically characterize the nascent invasion of Puerto Rico by an exotic constricting snake of the family

  13. AddressBlock J. Carrero Morales HC 02 Box 5522 Rincn, Puerto Rico 00677

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    «AddressBlock» J. Carrero Morales HC 02 Box 5522 Rincón, Puerto Rico 00677 Cellular: 787-391-4468 E-Mail: carcamor@yahoo.com Education 2007: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus Master's degree in Environmental & Social Planning. 2003: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus BA degree

  14. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...manufacture of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and that is by any means...

  15. Foraging Ecology, Reproduction, and Systematics of Stenoderma rufum in the Tabonuco Rain Forest of Puerto Rico

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    Gannon, Michael R.

    in the Tabonuco Rain Forest of Puerto Rico © Michael R. Gannon 1991 Doctoral would like to convey special thanks to Dr. Waide for support while in Puerto Rico, without which expertise and logistic support in Puerto Rico, and to Stephen B. Cox for assisting with computer data entry

  16. DEVELOPMENT OF REAL TIME FLOOD PREDICTION CAPABILITIES IN PUERTO RICO TO EVALUATE UNCERTAINTIES

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    DEVELOPMENT OF REAL TIME FLOOD PREDICTION CAPABILITIES IN PUERTO RICO TO EVALUATE UNCERTAINTIES of Electrical and Computer Engineering 1,2,3 University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Abstract Due to the complex terrain and the tropical influence, Puerto Rico is characterized by small watersheds, high rainfall

  17. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through...

  18. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412.208...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a)...

  19. New Seafloor Map of the Puerto Rico Trench Helps Assess Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Uri ten Brink; William Danforth; Christopher Polloni; Brian Andrews; Pilar Llanes; Shepard Smith; Eugene Parker; Toshihiko Uozumi

    2004-01-01

    The Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, is located where the North American (NOAM) plate is subducting under the Caribbean plate (Figure 1). The trench region may pose significant seismic and tsunami hazards to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where 4 million U.S. citizens reside. Widespread damage in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola from an

  20. OFICINA DE GERENCIA Y PRESUPUESTO ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    O|G|P OFICINA DE GERENCIA Y PRESUPUESTO ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO LICENCIAMIENTOS DE PRESUPUESTO ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO ·Licenciamiento Imagen Satelital IKONOS: Se contrató los PRESUPUESTO ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO ·Licenciamiento Imagen Satelital IKONOS: Proyectos: Imagen

  1. Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority General Consulting Services and Technical Support

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority General Consulting Services and Technical Support permitting and environmental compliance related activities on behalf of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer.4 billion infrastructure capital improvement program in the North Region for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct

  2. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412.208...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a)...

  3. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country...manufacture of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and that is by any means...

  4. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through...

  5. Mobile Livelihoods: The Sociocultural Practices of Circular Migrations between Puerto Rico and the United States.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Duany, Jorge

    2002-01-01

    Documented livelihood practices of migrants based on a recent field study of population flows between Puerto Rico and the United States, comparing characteristics of multiple movers, onetime movers, and nonmovers residing in Puerto Rico. Results suggest that circular migration does not entail major losses in human capital for Puerto Rico, but can…

  6. A Well-Resolved Phylogeny of the Trees of Puerto Rico Based on DNA Barcode Sequence Data

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    Uriarte, Maria

    A Well-Resolved Phylogeny of the Trees of Puerto Rico Based on DNA Barcode Sequence Data Robert of America, 4 Department of Environmental Science, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925 for 527 native and naturalized trees of Puerto Rico, representing the vast majority of the entire tree

  7. Multibeam Mapping and Remotely Operated Vehicle Exploration of the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Region

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Coleman, D. F.; Ten Brink, U. S.; Armstrong, R.; Chaytor, J. D.; Demopoulos, A. W.

    2013-12-01

    During October 2013, an ocean exploration project took place off the coast of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This project, a collaborative effort between the Ocean Exploration Trust, the US Geological Survey, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, the University of Rhode Island, and NOAA, was aimed at exploring regions of the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) south of the Puerto Rico Trench axis, and north of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, and the US and British Virgin Islands, and portions of the Anegada Passage. The research vessel E/V Nautilus and the Hercules/Argus ROV system were used to expand the multibeam sonar bathymetric data coverage of the region, collect high definition video footage of seafloor features, and to collect biological and geological samples along selected transects. Particular areas of interest for targeted ROV dives included: the region where a large M7.2 1918 earthquake produced a tsunami that struck northwestern corner of Puerto Rico; a transect up the vertical wall of the Mona Rift (4000 to 1500 m depth); transects along the Septentrional fault system; dives in areas of suspected fluid flow through faults, fissures, and offshore Karst systems associated with the tilted carbonate platform north of Puerto Rico; dives in the Anegada Passage at the entry points for surface Atlantic waters that circulate into the Caribbean; and in regions to investigate and date sedimentary features offset by fault motion and potential tsunamigenic landslides. Biological sampling of many deep-sea benthic organisms (including deep water corals) have never been attempted before in this area. These samples are being used to understand more about the diversity, population dynamics, genetics, and habitat connectivity of these communities, and to provide an age constraint for disturbed sedimentary features. Until this cruise, the location and distribution of deep coral habitats in the US Caribbean was largely unknown. The available information on benthic communities associated with deep coral ecosystems in this region was mostly limited to taxonomic listings from incidental collections by fish traps, shrimp trawls and coral entanglement devices. We present the results of the first direct observations and sampling of these ecosystems.

  8. Puerto Rico Third Annual Evaluation Report, Fiscal Year 1972.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Puerto Rico Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education, San Juan.

    This document is a summary of a study conducted by the Puerto Rico Vocational Advisory Committee to determine the effectiveness of the Vocational-Technical Education (VTE) programs in that country over a 1-year period. Predicated on the philosophy that improvement in the quality of education is dependent on continuous and comprehensive evaluation,…

  9. Disinfection Alternatives for Small Communities in Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Disinfection Alternatives for Small Communities in Puerto Rico Craig Patterson1, Graciela Ramirez Toro2, Harvey Minnigh2, Cristina Maldonado3, and Rajib Sinha4 1U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, 2Centro de Educación, Conservación e Interpretación ...

  10. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    of pollution that make waters fail to meet state water quality standards, and to develop Water Cleanup Plans to address those pollutants. The Water Cleanup Plan (TMDL) establishes limits on pollutants that canPuerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2004 Introduction

  11. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    of pollution that make waters fail to meet state water quality standards, and to develop Water Cleanup Plans to address those pollutants. The Water Cleanup Plan (TMDL) establishes limits on pollutants that canPuerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2005 Introduction

  12. Relations between Study and Employment: Music Graduates in Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Latorre, Ileana S.; Lorenzo, Oswaldo

    2013-01-01

    Higher education programs in Puerto Rico include undergraduate degrees in music, music education, composition, popular music, jazz and Caribbean music, and, most recently, a master’s degree in music education. However, little is known about what music graduates do after concluding college. Do they work in music-related areas? Are they satisfied…

  13. Forest recovery in abandoned tropical pastures in Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Mitchell Aide; Jess K. Zimmerman; Luis Herrera; Maydee Rosario; Mayra Serrano

    1995-01-01

    The conversion of tropical forests into pastures has increased dramatically in the last 20 years. Once these lands are abandoned it is not clear if they will recover to forest or if they will become permanent grasslands. Economic changes in Puerto Rico have led to the abandonment of agricultural lands over the last 60 years, providing an opportunity to assess

  14. Forest recovery in the karst region of Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luis W Rivera; T. Mitchell Aide

    1998-01-01

    Widespread deforestation has led to an increase in secondary forest in the tropics. During the late 1940s in Puerto Rico, forest covered only 6% of the island, but a shift from agriculture to industry has led to the increase of secondary forest. This study focuses on the regeneration of forest following the abandonment of pastures and coffee plantations located in

  15. LANDSCAPE AND REGIONAL IMPACTS OF HURRICANES IN PUERTO RICO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emery R. Boose; Mayra I. Serrano; David R. Foster

    2004-01-01

    Puerto Rico is subject to frequent and severe impacts from hurricanes, whose long-term ecological role must be assessed on a scale of centuries. In this study we applied a method for reconstructing hurricane disturbance regimes developed in an earlier study of hurricanes in New England. Patterns of actual wind damage from historical records were analyzed for 85 hurricanes since European

  16. Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended ANNOUNCEMENT 11HQPA0002 Revised Centre Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80525 or call 970-226-9445. #12;PUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES under the provisions of section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Public Law 98

  17. Spiders associated with papaya, Carica papaya L., in Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The main objective of this work was to study the species composition and population dynamics of spiders associated with papaya plantings in three papaya production areas: Corozal, Isabela, and Lajas, Puerto Rico. Nineteen species representing seven families and 15 genera were identified. Members of ...

  18. 76 FR 67244 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

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    2011-10-31

    ...declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 through 08/24/2011. Effective Date: 10/24/2011. Physical Loan...

  19. 76 FR 59179 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

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    2011-09-23

    ...declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 through 08/24/2011. Dates: Effective Date: 09/13/2011. Physical...

  20. HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATION IN TWO BIOLUMINESCENT BAYS OF PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATION IN TWO BIOLUMINESCENT BAYS OF PUERTO RICO Yadira Soto Viruet. The presence of arsenic, copper, iron, lead and mercury can affect Pyrodinium bahamense, which lives bioluminescent bays was high with respect to arsenic, and lead and mercury in most of the cases were below

  1. ASSESSING THE CONDITION OF THE COASTAL RESOURCES OF PUERTO RICO

    EPA Science Inventory

    Forty seven stations located in the coastal estuaries of Puerto Rico were sampled during the summer of 2000 using a probabilistic design. Fourteen estuaries were classified as "large" at 4.19 km2, 25 "medium" at 3.46 km2, and 8 "small" at 0.55 km2. Samples were successfully coll...

  2. CRITERIA POLLUTANT AND ACID AEROSOL CHARACTERIZATION STUDY - CATANO, PUERTO RICO

    EPA Science Inventory

    The objective of the Catano Criteria Pollutant and Acid Aerosol Characterization study was to characterize criteria pollutant and acid aerosol concentrations in the Ward of Catano and adjacent residential areas in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. on-Governmental organizations (NG...

  3. 78 FR 3495 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00017

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    2013-01-16

    ...notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Dated 01/03/2013. Incident: Heavy rains and flooding. Incident Period: 11/12/2012 through 11/13/2012. Effective Date: 01/03/2013. Physical Loan...

  4. 75 FR 51294 - Puerto Rico Disaster # PR-00010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-19

    ...of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of PUERTO RICO dated 08/11/2010. Incident: Severe Rains and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/19/2010 through 07/23/2010. DATES: Effective Date: 08/11/2010....

  5. The distribution of pollution and environmental justice in Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Because few empirical studies on environmental justice and pollution distribution exit, we examine both issues in Puerto Rico. This research is part of a larger US EPA project related to sustainability issues. We use an environmental Gini coefficient with Toxic Release Inventory ...

  6. RECOVERY OF PLAESIUS JAVANUS ERICHSON FROM PLANTAINS IN PUERTO RICO

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Plantains and bananas (Musa spp.) are the primary source of dietary carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for more than 400 million people in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide (McNicoll 1989). During 2002-2003 Puerto Rico produced 388 million plantain fruits with an estimated value of $54....

  7. Food resource partitioning inb syntopic nectarivorous bats on Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    We analyzed stable isotopes (d13C, d15N) to estimate the importance of plants and insects to the diet of two nectar-feeding bats on Puerto Rico, the brown flower bat (Erophylla bombifrons) and the Greater Antillean long-tongued bat (Monophyllus redmani). Concentrations of stable ...

  8. Wind Power Resource Assessment in Ohio and Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Womeldorf, Carole

    Wind Power Resource Assessment in Ohio and Puerto Rico: A Motivational and Educational Tool Juan occurring with wind power: specifically environmental concerns and benefits, the economics of small wind power, and wind resource availability. Information about the wind measurement apparatus (anemometers

  9. 1997 Economic Census of Outlying Areas: Puerto Rico Manufacturing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Highlights of this newly released report from the US Census Bureau include that Puerto Rico's manufacturing industries shipped $46.9 billion worth of goods and employed 163,605 persons at 2,092 locations in 1997. Pharmaceutical preparations were the top chemicals and allied products shipped, while beverages ranked first among food products, amounting to $2.3 billion in shipments.

  10. The Demand for Higher Education in Puerto Rico.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, Jonathan

    1993-01-01

    Uses time-series data to estimate empirical enrollment functions for three Puerto Rico university systems. Measures opportunity cost and benefits to education as expected wage rates and tests a market segmentation process. Results show that the universities are not substitutes for one another. To cope with continuing revenue shortfalls,…

  11. Public Opinion in Puerto Rico on Alcohol Control Policies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harwood, Eileen M.; Bernat, Debra H.; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Vazquez, Mary Jo; Wagenaar, Alexander C.

    2004-01-01

    This article discusses the first study to assess public opinion of alcohol policies in Puerto Rico. In 2001, a telephone survey of 514 adults on the island assessed levels of support for 20 alcohol control policies covering five domains: (a) raising alcohol taxes, (b) restricting alcohol consumption in public places, (c) punishing adult providers…

  12. Community beliefs and practices about dengue in Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In spite of long-term endemicity and repeated government and private efforts, effective, sustained community participation for dengue prevention is still a challenge in Puerto Rico. This study explored differences found in interviews conducted in 2001 in attitudes toward dengue and its prevention by...

  13. (TACHORNIS: APODIDAE) FROM THE PLEISTOCENE OF PUERTO RICO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    STORRS L. OLSON

    A new species of palm swift, Tachornis uranoceles, is described from a late Pleistocene cave deposit in central Puerto Rico, the only Greater Antillean island on which swifts of the genus Tachornis are not now resident. The fossil species differs most conspic- ously from the living species T. phoenicobia in being larger. The extinction of T. uranoceles probably resulted from

  14. Frontiers in Education Conference -1 San Juan, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Larkin, Teresa L.

    Frontiers in Education Conference - 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico Assessment of Technology-Based Learning/School of Education American University Washington, DC Abstract - The computer and other related technologies range of areas in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education. Introduction A growing

  15. Frontiers in Education Conference 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Larkin, Teresa L.

    encompass a general education physics course and an undergraduate/graduate combined educational technology. Historically, Distance Education meant correspondence study. Today, audio, video, and computer technologiesFrontiers in Education Conference ­ 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico Different Degrees of Distance

  16. Adult Basic Education Teacher Competency Inventory: Puerto Rico. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zinn, Lorraine M.

    With the increasing need to develop curriculum guidelines for Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher training based upon teacher experiences, the Center for Resource Development in Adult Education (CRD) conducted a survey of a 10 percent sample of ABE educators in Puerto Rico to identify, classify, and rank the knowledges, behaviors, and attitudes…

  17. ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO JUNTA DE SNDICOS

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    GENERAL DE ESTUDIANTES DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO Aprobado: 29 de agosto de 2009 #12;REGLAMENTO GENERAL DE ESTUDIANTES U.P.R. i TABLA DE CONTENIDO PÁGINA CAPÍTULO I EXPOSICI�N DE PROP�SITOS Y...............................................................................2 CAPÍTULO II DERECHOS Y DEBERES DE LOS ESTUDIANTES .............................2 PARTE

  18. Quantifying Sustainability in Puerto Rico ? A Scientific Discussion

    EPA Science Inventory

    The presentation introduces the symposium and an overview of work on sustainability metrics research in Puerto Rico. The presentation starts broadly by presenting the focus of Office of Research and Development on sustainability and systems thinking and drilling down to the how ...

  19. Puerto Rico: A Site of Critical Performative Pedagogy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Elliot, David J.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author shares his transformative experiences of teaching in Puerto Rico. Specifically, he reflects on why and how his transactions with his first class caused him to adopt themes and strategies from the relatively new field of "critical performative pedagogy." He begins by explaining three concepts that ground critical…

  20. Dataset NCEP-GFS-Puerto_Rico_191km

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    NCEP GFS Model : AWIPS 205 (L) Grid. National - Puerto Rico (polar stereographic). Model runs are made at 0Z, with analysis and forecasts every 12 hours out 10 days. Horizontal = 45 by 39 points, resolution 190.5 km, Polar Stereographic projection. Vertical = 1000 to 100 hPa mandatory pressure levels (10 levels); surface, height above ground, pressure layers.

  1. Puerto Rico Still Has No Reading First Funds

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy

    2005-01-01

    Nearly four years after Reading First was authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act, federal officials are renegotiating with Puerto Rico--one of the nation's neediest jurisdictions--on a revised plan for satisfying the program's criteria. Still, the self-governing U.S. commonwealth, the only jurisdiction that has yet to receive money from the…

  2. Policies for Early Childhood Music Education in Puerto Rico

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    Hernandez-Candelas, Marta

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author, aware of the importance of music education from the earliest age, especially in the emotional, expressive, cultural, social, intellectual, and creative needs of all children, analyzes the status of music education for the young child in Puerto Rico. She examines whether and how local education policies impact the…

  3. Proceedings of Quantifying Sustainability in Puerto Rico: A Scientific Discussion

    EPA Science Inventory

    The purpose of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) Office of Research and Development?s (ORD) symposium/workshop entitled, ?Quantifying Sustainability in Puerto Rico: A Scientific Discussion,? was to establish a dialogue between researchers and decision makers and fa...

  4. Estimating GroundEstimating Ground--Level Solar RadiationLevel Solar Radiation and Evapotranspiration In Puerto Ricoand Evapotranspiration In Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    and Evapotranspiration In Puerto Ricoand Evapotranspiration In Puerto Rico 1 2 3 Using Satellite Remote SensingDepartment of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Puerto Rico ­ Mayagüez Campus, P.O. Box flflow · In Puerto Rico, if ET = 5 mm/day, this is equivalent to 45 million m3 or 12 billion gallons

  5. Puerto Rico - 2002 : field studies to resolve aerosol processes.

    SciTech Connect

    Gaffney, J. S.; Marley, N. A.; Ravelo, R.

    1999-10-05

    A number of questions remain concerning homogeneous aerosol formation by natural organics interacting with anthropogenic pollutants. For example, chlorine has been proposed as a potential oxidant in the troposphere because of its very high reactivity with a wide range of organics (Finlayson-Pitts, 1993). Indeed, sea salt aerosol in the presence of ozone has been shown to produce chlorine atoms in heterogeneous photochemical reactions under laboratory conditions. Whether chlorine can initiate oxidation of natural organics such as monoterpene hydrocarbons and can generate homogeneous nucleation or condensable material that contributes to aerosol loadings needs to be assessed. The nighttime reactions of ozone and nitrate radical can also result in monoterpene reactions that contribute to aerosol mass. We are currently planning field studies in Puerto Rico to assess these aerosol issues and other atmospheric chemistry questions. Puerto Rico has a number of key features that make it very attractive for a field study of this sort. The principal feature is the island's very regular meteorology and its position in the Caribbean Sea relative to the easterly trade winds. This meteorology and the island's rectangular shape (100 x 35 miles) make it highly suitable for simplification of boundary layer conditions. In addition, the long stretch between Puerto Rico and the nearest pollution sources in Africa and southern Europe make the incoming background air relatively clean and constant. Furthermore, Puerto Rico has approximately 3.5 million people with a very well defined source region and a central area of rain forest vegetation. These features make Puerto Rico an ideal locale for assessing aerosol processes. The following sections describe specific areas of atmospheric chemistry that can be explored during the proposed field study.

  6. Annotations on Selected Aspects of the Culture of Puerto Rico and Its People.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New York State Education Dept., Albany.

    Intended for teachers who are currently working with Puerto Rican children, this manuscript provides an orientation to the cultural and historical background of Puerto Rico. The primary purpose of this survey is to depict significant contributions that occurred in Puerto Rico. Contents include information and materials obtained from national…

  7. The Anthropology of the People of Puerto Rico. Studies of Puerto Rican Society and Culture, No. 1.

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    Duncan, Ronald J., Ed.

    This monograph contains seven papers presented at a 1977 symposium held to reevaluate the 1947 research work, "The People of Puerto Rico." (1) Sidney Mintz discusses the role of Puerto Rico in modern social science. (2) Eric Wolf, one of the authors of the 1947 work, comments retrospectively on some of the conceptual and methodological strengths…

  8. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...paid for services performed within Puerto Rico for an employer (other...

  9. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(B)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in possession of the United States (other than Puerto Rico...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...of the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) does not constitute...

  10. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(B)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in possession of the United States (other than Puerto Rico...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...of the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) does not constitute...

  11. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...paid for services performed within Puerto Rico for an employer (other...

  12. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(B)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in possession of the United States (other than Puerto Rico...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...of the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) does not constitute...

  13. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...paid for services performed within Puerto Rico for an employer (other...

  14. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(B)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in possession of the United States (other than Puerto Rico...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...of the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) does not constitute...

  15. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...paid for services performed within Puerto Rico for an employer (other...

  16. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(B)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in possession of the United States (other than Puerto Rico...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...of the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) by citizen of the United States...the United States (other than Puerto Rico) does not constitute...

  17. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States...paid for services performed within Puerto Rico for an employer (other...

  18. Life Styles of Puerto Rico's Youth.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wingfield, Roland

    A representative sampling of male Puerto Rican youths was studied in order to analyze post-counterculture attitudes toward family, society, school, drugs, use of leisure time and future aspirations. The counterculture of the 1960s is described, with the implication that changes brought about by this movement influenced current youth attitudes in…

  19. Real Time Flood Alert System (RTFAS) for Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lopez-Trujillo, Dianne

    2010-01-01

    The Real Time Flood Alert System is a web-based computer program, developed as a data integration tool, and designed to increase the ability of emergency managers to rapidly and accurately predict flooding conditions of streams in Puerto Rico. The system includes software and a relational database to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall, water levels in streams and reservoirs, and associated storms to determine hazardous and potential flood conditions. The computer program was developed as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey Caribbean Water Science Center and the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, and integrates information collected and processed by these two agencies and the National Weather Service.

  20. Populations dynamics of Australorbis glabratus in Puerto Rico

    PubMed Central

    Ritchie, Lawrence S.; Radke, Myron G.; Ferguson, Frederick F.

    1962-01-01

    This report on the population dynamics of Australorbis glabratus in Puerto Rico is based on observations made over about two years at 50 collecting-sites in a representative range of snail habitats. In some places a marked predominance of Tropicorbis was noted. No continuous or seasonal propagation of Australorbis was apparent. Dense populations seldom prevailed for more than a few months, and in most places very low population levels occurred at irregular intervals, and colony decimations were fairly common. A variety of pressures is exerted on Australorbis in Puerto Rico by a multiplicity of natural factors; detailed knowledge of this snail's natural history in the field is necessary for effective bilharziasis control and for a full understanding of the regional epidemiology of this disease. PMID:14492504

  1. Analysis of a reversed deep seismic refraction profile in the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Janakiramaiah, Bollapragada

    1961-01-01

    'IXY ZH J NI Z'XIdOHd NOIX 0VHBZH OIMSIZS dZZG CZSHZAZH Y 80 SISX'IVNV ANALYSIS OF A REVERSED DEEP SEISMIC REFRACTION PROFILE IN THE ATI ANTIC OCEAN, NORTHEAST OF PUERTO RICO A Thesis BOLLAPRAGADA JANAKIRAMAIAH Approved as to style and content hy... along Profile 25 northeast of Puerto Rico ~ . . . . . . . . . . . ~ . . . . . . (in pocket) ANALYSIS OF A REVERSED DEEP SEISNIC REFRACTION PROFILE IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, NORTHEAST OF PUERTO RICO Seismic refraction measurements were made...

  2. U.S. Trade with Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions 1998

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1999-01-01

    The Census Bureau report entitled US Trade with Puerto Rico and US Possessions lists shipments to and from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by commodity and method of transportation in four detailed tables. According to this report, shipments from US possessions to the US totalled almost $2.5 billion, and shipments from the US to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands totalled over $13 billion for all methods of transportation.

  3. Cenomanian (Cretaceons) Foraminifera from the Puerto Rico Trench

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Todd, R.; Low, D.

    1964-01-01

    An assemblage of predominantly planktonic Foraminifera is discussed from rocks of Cenomanian age dredged from between 3,200 and 3,500 fm on the north slope of the Puerto Rico Trench. Thirty-three planktonic and benthonic species are described. Planomalina pulchella is new; nine species are specifically unidentifiable. Deposition is interpreted as having been at a depth of over 1,000 fm, possibly as deep as where found. ?? 1964.

  4. Cecropia schreberiana in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicholas V. L. Brokaw

    1998-01-01

    Cecropia schreberiana Miq. (Cecropiaceae) is a common tree in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico because it is a pioneer that establishes abundantly\\u000a after recurrent hurricanes that damage Luquillo forests. In these forestsC. schreberiana typically reaches about 20 m in height and 60 cm dbh and has few branches, these bearing large, deeply lobed leaves. The\\u000a wood is light and

  5. Sedimentation Survey of Lago Patillas, Puerto Rico, March 2007

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Soler-López, Luis R.

    2010-01-01

    Lago Patillas is a reservoir located on the confluence of Rio Grande de Patillas and Rio Marin, in the municipality of Patillas in southern Puerto Rico, about 3 kilometers north of the town of Patillas and about 8 kilometers northeast of the town of Arroyo (fig. 1). The dam is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and was constructed in 1914 for the irrigation of croplands in the southern coastal plains of Puerto Rico along the towns of Arroyo, Guayama, Patillas, and Salinas. Irrigation releases are made through the outlet works into the Patillas Irrigation Canal that extends 32.2 kilometers from the Patillas dam to Rio Salinas. The dam is a semi-hydraulic earthfill with a structural height of 44.80 meters, a top width of 4.57 meters, a base width of 190.49 meters, and a crest length of 325.21 meters. The spillway structure is physically separated from the earthfill dam, has an elevation of 58.21 meters above mean sea level, and has three radial arm gates (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, 1979). The reservoir impounds the waters of the Rio Grande de Patillas and Rio Marin. The reservoir has a drainage area of 66.3 square kilometers. Additional information and operational procedures are listed in Soler-Lopez and others (1999). During March 14-15, 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean Water Science Center (CWSC), in cooperation with the PREPA conducted a bathymetric survey of Lago Patillas to update the reservoir storage capacity and update the reservoir sedimentation rate by comparing the 2007 bathymetric survey data with previous 1997 data. The purpose of this report is to update the reservoir storage capacity, sedimentation rates, and areas of substantial sediment accumulation since April 1997.

  6. Industrial Symbiosis in Puerto Rico: Environmentally Related Agglomeration Economies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marian R. Chertow; Weslynne S. Ashton; Juan C. Espinosa

    2008-01-01

    Chertow M. R., Ashton W. S. and Espinosa J. C. Industrial symbiosis in Puerto Rico: environmentally related agglomeration economies, Regional Studies. Industrial symbiosis, a sub-field of industrial ecology, examines the flow of water, energy, materials, and by-products across firms in geographic proximity. Environmentally related co-location benefits often result that have not been a focus of traditional agglomeration economies, but extend

  7. RED-TAILED HAWK NEST SITES IN PUERTO RICO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eduarixi Santana C; J Eddie N. Laboy; James A. Mosher; Stanley A. Temple

    ABSTRACT.-We describe Red-tailed Hawk,(Buteo jamaicensis) nest sites in four habitats in Puerto Rico. Forty-nine nests were located in 2 1 species of trees. Red-tailed Hawks nested in trees that were taller than the mean,canopy,height of trees in surrounding,plots and that allowed a view of at least 50% of their territory. Most nests were in the upper,third of the tree on

  8. DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF RAPTORS IN PUERTO RICO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    FRANK F. RIVERA-MILAN

    1995-01-01

    hOtI3 July 1986 to June 1988, I counted all raptors (Falconiformes and Stri- giformes) seen or heard along 1.5 g-km routes in the three major life zones of Puerto Rico (moist, wet, and dry). Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and American Kestrels (F&o sparverius) were the most abundant year-round residents. Red-tailed Hawks were more abundant in the moist zone than in

  9. A proposed streamflow-data program for Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lopez, Miguel A.; Fields, Fred K.

    1970-01-01

    The streamflow-data program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Puerto Rico has been one of the principal parts of an overall appraisal of the water resources of the Island since the initiation of a cooperative agreement with agencies of the Commonwealth Government in 1957. The streamflow-station network has increased in direct response to demand for data to support planning for the rapidly accelerated industrial and population growth that has occurred since.

  10. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. 81.77 Section 81...CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto...

  11. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. 81.77 Section 81...CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto...

  12. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. 81.77 Section 81...CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto...

  13. Lessons Learned from the Puerto Rico Battery Energy Storage System

    SciTech Connect

    BOYES, JOHN D.; DE ANA, MINDI FARBER; TORRES, WENCESLANO

    1999-09-01

    The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) installed a distributed battery energy storage system in 1994 at a substation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was patterned after two other large energy storage systems operated by electric utilities in California and Germany. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Storage Systems Program at Sandia National Laboratories has followed the progress of all stages of the project since its inception. It directly supported the critical battery room cooling system design by conducting laboratory thermal testing of a scale model of the battery under simulated operating conditions. The Puerto Rico facility is at present the largest operating battery storage system in the world and is successfully providing frequency control, voltage regulation, and spinning reserve to the Caribbean island. The system further proved its usefulness to the PREPA network in the fall of 1998 in the aftermath of Hurricane Georges. The owner-operator, PREPA, and the architect/engineer, vendors, and contractors learned many valuable lessons during all phases of project development and operation. In documenting these lessons, this report will help PREPA and other utilities in planning to build large energy storage systems.

  14. Women's employment and changing gender relations in Puerto Rico.

    PubMed

    Warren, Alice Colón

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses Helen Safa's analyses of the impact of development strategies and social policies on gender relations and women headed families in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. The discussion focuses on findings of a research project regarding patterns of women's employment, autonomy, marital relations, family headship and poverty in Puerto Rico in the decade beginning in the year 2000, using excerpts from interviews conducted with women workers displaced from a clothing and a tuna factory between 2001 and 2002 (Colón et al. 2008), as well as data from the Public Use Sample (PUMS) of the U.S. Census Puerto Rico Community Survey 2005-2007. It is argued that women's employment has resulted in advances in women's autonomy, gender equity, and renegotiations of the provider role, but, intensified by men's unstable earnings, it has also led to the increase of female family headship even among married women. Women's education and employment have been an important means of reducing family poverty both among dual earner families and female heads. Yet, the continuing joblessness in the Island places even higher educated sectors on the verge of economic precariousness. PMID:22073439

  15. Peer Norms and Sharing of Injection Paraphernalia among Puerto Rican Injection Drug Users in New York and Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Andia, Jonny F.; Deren, Sherry; Robles, Rafaela R.; Kang, Sung-Yeon; Colon, Hector M.

    2008-01-01

    This study examines the influence of peer norms on sharing of injection paraphernalia (e.g., indirect sharing behaviors, including sharing of cookers, cotton, rinse water and back/front loading) among Puerto Rican injection drug users (IDUs) in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and East Harlem, New York City. Data were collected from 873 Puerto Rican IDUs…

  16. Estudio Cultural de Puerto Rico. A Cultural Study of Puerto Rico.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Santiago, Jorge; And Others

    This book presents resource materials for teaching the cultural heritage of the Puerto Rican student. It includes biographical sketches of outstanding figures in Puerto Rican history from colonial times to the twentieth century. It also contains descriptions of national festivities and holidays, as well as poetry representative of Puerto Rican…

  17. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  18. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  19. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  20. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  1. 78 FR 63448 - Notice of Decision To Allow Interstate Movement of Sapote Fruit From Puerto Rico Into the...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-24

    ...will be listed in the Puerto Rico Manual, found on the Internet at http...usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/puerto_rico...Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service....

  2. 76 FR 62339 - Notice of Decision To Allow Interstate Movement of Rambutan From Puerto Rico into the Continental...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-07

    ...will be listed in the Puerto Rico Manual, found on the Internet at http...usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/puerto_rico...Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service....

  3. Forest resources of Puerto Rico, 1990. Forest Service Resource Bulletin

    SciTech Connect

    Franco, P.A.; Weaver, P.L.; Eggen-McIntosh, S.

    1997-10-01

    The prinicipal findings of the second forest survey of Puerto Rico (1990) and changes that have occurred since the survey was established in 1980 are presented. The forest inventory estimates describe the timber resource found within the potential commercial region designated in the first survey. The timber resource addressed consists primarily of regrown areas on abandoned pastures and cropland, including coffee production areas. The status and trends of the timber resource are presented for the two Life Zones occurring in the commercial region, as well as for various forest classes, which are based on stand history and origin. Topics dicussed include forest area, timberland area, basal area, species composition, timber volume, growing-stock volume, and sawtimber volume. results of the 1990 survey are promising, showing inceases in numbers of trees across all diamater classes and substantial increases in volume. These trends offer evidence that Puerto Rico`s forests are continuing to recover following a dramatic decline of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  4. Shiny cowbird parasitism in two avian communities in Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wiley, J.W.

    1985-01-01

    The shiny cowbird (M. bonariensis), a brood parasite, has recently expanded its range from South America to Puerto Rico via the Lesser Antilles. This species is a host generalist and, on reaching Puerto Rico, encounteed avian species with no history of social parasitism. In mangrove habitat study areas, 42% of the resident non-raptorial land bird species were parasitized. Some species were heavily parasitized; e.g., yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia), 76% of nests parasitized black-whiskered vireo (Vireo altiloquus), 82%, Puerto Rican flycatcher (Myiarchus antillarum), 85%, yellow-shouldered blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus), 95%, troupial (Icterus icterus), 100%, black-cowled oriole (I. dominicensis), 100%. Others suffered low rates of parasitism (2-17% of nests examined); e.g., gray kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis), red-legged thrush (Turdus plumbeus), bronze mannikin (Lonchura cucullata), northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), greater antillean grackle (Quiscalus niger). Cowbird parasitism affected hosts by depressing nest success an average of 41% below non-parasitized nests and reducing host productivity. Parasitized host nests hatched 12% fewer eggs an fledged 67% fewer of their own chicks than non-parasitized pairs.

  5. Puerto Rico`s EcoElectrica LNG/power project marks a project financing first

    SciTech Connect

    Lammers, R. [Enron International, Houston, TX (United States); Taylor, S. [Kenetech Energy Systems Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

    1998-02-23

    On Dec. 15, 1997, Enron International and Kenetech Energy Services achieved financial close on the $670 million EcoElectrica liquefied natural gas terminal and cogeneration project proposed for Puerto Rico. The project involves construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal, cogeneration plant, and desalination unit on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, in the Penuelas/Guayanilla area. EcoElectrica will include a 500-mw, combined-cycle cogeneration power plant fueled mainly by LNG imported from the 400 MMcfd Atlantic LNG project on the island of Trinidad. Achieving financial close on a project of this size is always a time-consuming matter and one with a number of challenges. These challenges were increased by the unique nature of both the project and its financing--no project financing had ever before been completed that combined an LNG terminal and power plant. The paper discusses the project, financing details and challenges, key investment considerations, and integrated project prospects.

  6. 42 CFR 412.211 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.211 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and...

  7. The University of Puerto Rico is a well established and mature institution, with a total enrollment of

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    The University of Puerto Rico is a well established and mature institution, with a total enrollment of Puerto Rico. It holds membership in the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1946 by professional entities. The Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico is a member of Oak Ridge Associated

  8. San Juan, Puerto Rico -Jueves 07 Diciembre 2006. Actualizado a las 12:45:28 PM Investigarn del

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    endi.com San Juan, Puerto Rico - Jueves 07 Diciembre 2006. Actualizado a las 12:45:28 PM Blasini en el concurso Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2007? Era la mejor candidata Habían otras más bellas e $15 millones para ese pueblo anualmente. El Observatorio opera en Puerto Rico desde 1963 y es visitado

  9. 42 CFR 412.211 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.211 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and...

  10. San Juan, Puerto Rico -Jueves 07 Diciembre 2006. Actualizado a las 8:39:48 PM LTIMO COMENTARIO

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    endi.com San Juan, Puerto Rico - Jueves 07 Diciembre 2006. Actualizado a las 8:39:48 PM ÚLTIMO radiotelescopio más grande del mundo, tiene un valor científico más allá de Puerto Rico, por lo que amerita que el Puerto Rico, como ese observatorio en Arecibo que permite el intercambio de conocimiento en áreas

  11. PO BOX 23400, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 00931-3400 TEL. (787) 758-3350, FAX (787) 758-7196

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    Quirk, Gregory J.

    PO BOX 23400, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 00931-3400 TEL. (787) 758-3350, FAX (787) 758-7196 JUNTA DE SÍNDICOS UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO CERTIFICACIÓN NÚMERO 45 2008-2009 Yo, Salvador Antonetti Zequeira, Secretario de la Junta de Síndicos de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, CERTIFICO QUE: La Junta de Síndicos, en

  12. San Juan, Puerto Rico -Jueves 07 Diciembre 2006. Actualizado a las 5:23:26 PM ANTERIOR | SIGUIENTE

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    endi.com San Juan, Puerto Rico - Jueves 07 Diciembre 2006. Actualizado a las 5:23:26 PM « ANTERIOR Puerto Rico", manifestó. El radiotelescopio es parte del Centro Nacional de Astronomía e Ionosfera (NAIC / Puerto Rico Hoy Por The Associated Press (10:05 a.m.) Pidió a la NSF que no adopte las recomendaciones de

  13. 42 CFR 412.211 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.211 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and...

  14. Percepcin Remota aplicada a la deteccin de deslizamientos de tierra en el rea oeste de Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Ingeniería Civil y Agrimensura 2 Estudiante Subgraduado ­ Departamento de Geología Universidad de Puerto Rico. Los deslizamientos son comunes en la zona montañosa de Puerto Rico, principalmente debido a la alta más crítico teniendo en cuenta la presencia de suelos residuales y erosionados, comunes en Puerto Rico

  15. Light Pollution in the Shining Star of the Caribbean: Recovering the nightscape for future generations in island of Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    of light pollution had gradually taking a heavy toll over nightsky observations, endangered sea turtle Rico Conservation Trust, University of Puerto Rico (Marine Science and Engineering Departments), Puerto of the Conservation Trust's nature reserves. Located in northeastern Puerto Rico, the reserve includes endangered sea

  16. 78 FR 28167 - Special Local Regulation, Cruce a Nado Internacional de la Bahia de Ponce Puerto Rico, Bahia de...

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    2013-05-14

    ...Internacional de la Bahia de Ponce Puerto Rico, Bahia de Ponce; Ponce, PR AGENCY...waters of Bahia de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico during the Cruce a Nado Internacional de la Bahia de Ponce Puerto Rico, a swimming event. The...

  17. 42 CFR 412.211 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent...Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.211 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and...

  18. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the...876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the...who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico or of a section 931...

  19. Coverage of Mangrove Ecosystem along Three Coastal Zones of Puerto Rico using IKONOS Sensor

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Coverage of Mangrove Ecosystem along Three Coastal Zones of Puerto Rico using IKONOS Sensor is to determine and compare the mangrove coverage along three coastal zones in Puerto Rico: La Parguera, Piñones 2001-2003 were processed to obtain the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Also a Supervised

  20. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. 73...Stations § 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. (a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall be understood...

  1. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. 73...Stations § 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. (a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall be understood...

  2. Puerto Rico's PLATO Learning Program: An Independent Evaluation of the PLATO Learning Model

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shillady, Lucinda; Miller, Libbie

    2004-01-01

    The Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program has become a valuable resource in the implementation of the Puerto Rico Department of Education's educational reform process. To support the process, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico granted computerized equipment, reading and mathematics software and training designed for schools. This included reading…

  3. Assessment and rehabilitation of wildlife affected by an oil spill in Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. A Mignucci-Giannoni

    1999-01-01

    On 7 January 1994, the barge Morris J. Berman spilled approximately 3.6 million liters of oil off Punta Escambrón in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This resulted in the contamination of extensive areas, impacting on natural resources along more than 48 km of Puerto Rico's north shore. Thousands of dead and live oiled organisms washed ashore. Dead wildlife were collected opportunistically,

  4. When Fields Revert to Forest: Development and Spontaneous Reforestation in Post-War Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas K. Rudel; Marla Perez-Lugo; Heather Zichal

    2000-01-01

    During the past 50 years forests have recolonized extensive areas of Puerto Rico. Between 1950 and 1990 forest cover increased from 9% to 37% of the island's land area. In proportional terms more land has reverted to forest in Puerto Rico than anywhere else on earth during the second half of the twentieth century. This paper explores the geography of

  5. Watershed scale rainfall interception on two forested watersheds in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. N. SCATENA

    1990-01-01

    Scatena, F.N., 1990. Watershed scale rainfall interception on two forested watersheds in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. J. Hydrol., 113: 89-102. Interception losses were monitored for one year and related to vegetation characteristics in two forested watersheds in the Luquillo Experimental Forest of Puerto Rico. Total watershed intercep- tion was then modeled by weighting values of throughfall measured in

  6. Catching up in the postwar period: Puerto Rico as the fifth “Tiger”?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William J. Baumol; Edward N. Wolff

    1996-01-01

    Puerto Rico experienced one of the world's most rapid growth rates in both GDP per capita and labor productivity — a performance that puts it into the same league as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. Moreover, Puerto Rico significantly narrowed the productivity gap between itself and the United States. Special circumstances played a role in its development, including unrestricted

  7. New genus and species of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A new genus (Borinken) and five new species (Borinken elyunque, Distigmoptera chamorrae, Kiskeya elyunque, Ulrica eltoro, and U. iviei) from Puerto Rico are described and illustrated. A key to all Caribbean Monoplatini genera, a key to all Kiskeya species and to Ulrica species of Puerto Rico are pro...

  8. Estimates of the Population of Puerto Rico and the Outlying Areas: 1980 to 1986.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Current Population Reports, 1987

    1987-01-01

    This report presents estimates of the population for 1980 to 1986 for Puerto Rico, the American Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Census counts for 1980 are also shown for each of the areas. Except for Puerto Rico, all of the areas are growing at a rate well above that of the United States (6.4 percent). Of…

  9. Christiane Risler CIPANP 2006, May 30 June 3 2006, Puerto Rico 1 Exotic Spectroscopy at HERA

    E-print Network

    Christiane Risler CIPANP 2006, May 30 ­ June 3 2006, Puerto Rico 1 Exotic Spectroscopy at HERA Christiane Risler, DESY for the ZEUS and H1 collaborations CIPANP 2006, May 30- June 3 2006, Puerto Rico and strange hadron production, light hadrons, baryon production HERMES, HERA-B results #12;Christiane Risler

  10. Eliciting stakeholder values for coral reef management tasks in the Guánica Bay watershed, Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    The EPA is developing a valuation protocol for southwest Puerto Rico that will support the US Coral Reef Task Force?s (USCRTF) Partnership Initiative in the Guánica Bay/Rio Loco (GB/RL) Watershed. The GB/RL watershed is located in southwestern Puerto Rico and includes the urbaniz...

  11. WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING Eric. W the hydrologic water balance using remote sensing techniques represents a distinct advantage over traditional was developed for estimating the surface water balance, based on remotely sensed data for Puerto Rico

  12. 76 FR 56778 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-09-14

    ...No. FEMA-4017-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration...a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated August 27, 2011, and...

  13. 76 FR 56772 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration

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    2011-09-14

    ...No. FEMA-3326-EM; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration...notice of an emergency declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-3326-EM), dated August 22, 2011, and...

  14. La Ninez en Puerto Rico: Resultados del Censo 2000. Un informe de KIDS COUNT/PRB sobre el Censo 2000 (Children in Puerto Rico: Results from the 2000 Census. A KIDS COUNT/PRB Report on Census 2000).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mather, Mark

    This Spanish-language report provides data on children in Puerto Rico based on the 2000 U.S. Census. It compares the situation of Puerto Rico's children with that of children living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, noting how characteristics of Puerto Rican children have changed over time. Between 1990-2000, the number of Puerto…

  15. New seafloor map of the Puerto Rico Trench helps assess earthquake and tsunami hazards

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    ten Brink, Uri S.; Danforth, William; Polloni, Christopher; Andrews, Brian D.; Llanes Estrada, Pilar; Smith, Shepard; Parker, Eugene; Uozumi, Toshihiko

    2004-01-01

    The Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, is located where the North American (NOAM) plate is subducting under the Caribbean plate (Figure l). The trench region may pose significant seismic and tsunami hazards to Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands, where 4 million U.S. citizens reside. Widespread damage in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola from an earthquake in 1787 was estimated to be the result of a magnitude 8 earthquake north of the islands [McCann et al., 2004]. A tsunami killed 40 people in NW Puerto Rico following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in 1918 [Mercado and McCann, 1998]. Large landslide escarpments have been mapped on the seafloor north of Puerto Rico [Mercado et al., 2002; Schwab et al., 1991],although their ages are unknown.

  16. Children in Puerto Rico: Results from the 2000 Census. A KIDS COUNT/PRB Report on Census 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mather, Mark

    This report provides data on children in Puerto Rico based on the 2000 U.S. Census. It compares the situation of Puerto Rico's children with that of children living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, noting how characteristics of Puerto Rican children have changed over time. Between 1990-2000, the number of Puerto Rican children…

  17. Minimum Wages in Puerto Rico: Textbook Case of a Wage Floor?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alida Castillo Freeman; Richard B. Freeman

    1991-01-01

    This paper uses time series and cross-industry data on employment and wages in Puerto Rico to assess the effects of applying the U.S. minimum wage to the Puerto Rican labor market. We find that the U.S. minimum has a massive effect on the earnings distribution in Puerto Rico and that it has substantially lowered employment and altered the allocation of

  18. NESTING ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR OF BROAD-WINGED HAWKS IN MOIST KARST FORESTS OF PUERTO RICO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    DEREK W. HENGSTENBERG; FRANCISCO J. VILELLA

    The Puerto Rican Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus brunnescens) is an endemic and endangered subspecies inhabiting upland montane forests of Puerto Rico. The reproductive ecology, behavior, and nesting habitat of the Broad-winged Hawk were studied in Rio Abajo Forest, Puerto Rico, from 2001-02. We observed 158 courtship displays by Broad-winged Hawks. Also, we recorded 25 ter- ritorial interactions between resident Broad-winged

  19. Mental Health of Two-Way Migrants: From Puerto Rico to the United States and Return.

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    Prewitt Diaz, Joseph O.; Draguns, Juris G.

    The mental health needs of two-way migrants from Puerto Rico to the United States and back again are discussed in this paper. Four factors affecting Puerto Rican migrants are outlined. First, the relationship between migration and stress is considered. Often, it is noted, in migrating away from stressful economic conditions, the Puerto Rican…

  20. The Effect Of Taxes On Investment And Income Shifting To Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harry Grubert; Joel Slemrod

    1998-01-01

    The income of Puerto Rican affiliates of U.S. corporations is essentially untaxed by either Puerto Rico or the United States. This lowers the tax penalty on investment there, and also makes it attractive to shift reported taxable income from the U.S. parent corporation to the Puerto Rican affiliate. This paper investigates these two interrelated impacts of taxation by developing a

  1. The Identity Development and Coming out Process of Gay Youth in Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fankhanel, Edward H.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to gather basic exploratory-descriptive data regarding the self-perceptions and behaviors of Puerto Rican gay youth (16 to 24 years old) during their gay identity development and coming out process. The study was conducted in Puerto Rico to eliminate ethnic minority influences that may be present in Puerto Rican gay…

  2. First Detection of CO in a Low Surface Brightness Galaxy 1 Arecibo Observatory, NAIC/Cornell University, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612

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    O'Neil, Karen

    /Cornell University, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612 P. Hofner Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, P.O. Box 23343, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931 and Arecibo Observatory, NAIC/Cornell University, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612 E. Schinnerer California Institute of Technology

  3. NEUTRON DIFFRACTION STUDIES AT THE PUERTO RICO NUCLEAR CENTER (1) By I. ALMODUVAR, H. J. BIELEN (2), B. C. FRAZER (2) and M. I. KAY (2),

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    442. NEUTRON DIFFRACTION STUDIES AT THE PUERTO RICO NUCLEAR CENTER (1) By I. ALMODUVAR, H. J. BIELEN (2), B. C. FRAZER (2) and M. I. KAY (2), The Puerto Rico Nuclear Center, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico de Puerto Rico. Les deux diffractomètres utilisés ont été assemblés avec l'aide de membres du

  4. Potential causes for amphibian declines in Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Burrowes, P.A.; Joglar, R.L.; Green, David E.

    2004-01-01

    We monitored 11 populations of eight species of Eleutherodactylus in Puerto Rico from 1989 through 2001. We determined relative abundance of active frogs along transects established in the Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque), Carite Forest, San Lorenzo, and in the vicinity of San Juan. Three species (Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti, E. jasperi, and E. eneidae) are presumed to be extinct and eight populations of six different species of endemic Eleutherodactylus are significantly declining at elevations above 400 m. Of the many suspected causes of amphibian declines around the world, we focused on climate change and disease. Temperature and precipitation data from 1970a??2000 were analyzed to determine the general pattern of oscillations and deviations that could be correlated with amphibian declines. We examined a total of 106 tissues taken from museum specimens collected from 1961a??1978 and from live frogs in 2000. We found chytrid fungi in two species collected at El Yunque as early as 1976, this is the first report of chytrid fungus in the Caribbean. Analysis of weather data indicates a significant warming trend and an association between years with extended periods of drought and the decline of amphibians in Puerto Rico. The 1970's and 1990's, which represent the periods of amphibian extirpations and declines, were significantly drier than average. We suggest a possible synergistic interaction between drought and the pathological effect of the chytrid fungus on amphibian populations.

  5. A rainfall intensity-duration threshold for landslides in a humid- tropical environment, Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Larsen, M.C.; Simon, A.

    1993-01-01

    The leading cause of landslides in Puerto Rico is intense and/or prolonged rainfall. A rainfall threshold for rainfall-triggered landsliding is delimited by 256 storms that occurred between 1959 and 1991 in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, where mean annual rainfall is close to or in excess of 2000mm. Forty-one of the 256 storms produced intense and/or prolonged rainfall that resulted in tens to hundreds of landslides. As storm durations approach 100 h, the rainfall conditions necessary to initiate landsliding in Puerto Rico converge with those defined for temperate regions. -from Authors

  6. CDF and PDF Comparison Between Humacao, Puerto Rico and Florida

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Rosana

    2004-01-01

    The knowledge of the atmospherics phenomenon is an important part in the communication system. The principal factor that contributes to the attenuation in a Ka band communication system is the rain attenuation. We have four years of tropical region observations. The data in the tropical region was taken in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Previous data had been collected at various climate regions such as desserts, template area and sub-tropical regions. Figure 1 shows the ITU-R rain zone map for North America. Rain rates are important to the rain attenuation prediction models. The models that predict attenuation generally are of two different kinds. The first one is the regression models. By using a data set these models provide an idea of the observed attenuation and rain rates distribution in the present, past and future. The second kinds of models are physical models which use the probability density functions (PDF).

  7. Sequential Episodes of Dengue—Puerto Rico, 2005–2010

    PubMed Central

    Sharp, Tyler M.; Hunsperger, Elizabeth; Muñoz-Jordán, Jorge L.; Margolis, Harold S.; Tomashek, Kay M.

    2014-01-01

    Of 53,633 suspected dengue cases reported to a passive dengue surveillance system in Puerto Rico during 2005–2010, 949 individuals were reported on more than one occasion and 21 had laboratory-confirmed dengue on two separate occasions. Median time between illness episodes was 2.9 years (range: 62 days–5.3 years). Seventeen (81%) individuals with sequential episodes of dengue were male, and seven (33%) were adults. All 21 individuals experienced one episode and seven (33%) individuals experienced both episodes during a large epidemic that occurred in 2010. These observations show that heterotypic dengue virus immunity that protects against illness may have considerable variability but typically does not last longer than 3 years. PMID:24891464

  8. GPS data analysis near Puerto Rico for World Day campaigns

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reilly, Michael H.; Singh, Malkiat

    2001-03-01

    Experiments near Puerto Rico around World Ionosphere Days in June 1998 and September 1999 were carried out to develop and test techniques for nowcasting and forecasting ionospheric electron density and space weather during quiet and disturbed geomagnetic conditions. We investigate the use of GPS data for this purpose. We use the Raytrace/ ICED-Bent-Gallagher (RIBG) ionospheric model, line-of-sight propagation, and the assumption of constant differential hardware biases to model two-frequency GPS data. Discrete inverse theory is used to extract model parameters from the data. We avoid the traditional simplifying approximation of a fixed-height spherical shell model for mapping slant to vertical TEC. We show that our method is practical, provides accuracy superior to the traditional methods, and is robust against geomagnetic disturbances.

  9. AIDS-Related Stigma and Health Professionals in Puerto Rico

    PubMed Central

    Ruiz-Torres, Yamilette; Cintrón-Bou, Francheska N.; Varas-Díaz, Nelson

    2009-01-01

    This study addresses an important issue in the AIDS epidemic in Puerto Rico: AIDS stigma among health professionals and health profession students. AIDS stigma has been documented among health services providers such as doctors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. It has detrimental effects of the services provided and the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The main objective of this study was to explore AIDS stigma manifestations among a sample composed of eighty health professionals and health profession students who participated in in-depth qualitative interviews. Four thematic categories stemmed from the data analysis process. These addressed the following subjects: social manifestations of stigma, stigma manifestations in the workplace, use of sensitive information to control PLWHA, and surveillance of PLWHA. Participants manifested instances of stigmatization they had witnessed in their work and training scenarios. Furthermore, they elaborated on the need to place effective surveillance mechanism on PLWHA in order to control the epidemic. PMID:21423837

  10. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  11. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  12. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  13. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  14. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  15. New records of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) from Mona Island, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Franz, Nico M.

    ), approximately 60 km east of Hispaniola and 68 km west of Puerto Rico. The 2 island forms a kidney "stepping stone" islands in the Greater Antilles. The climate is semi-arid and the perforated limestone

  16. Health effects associated with cyanobacteria exposure among beach attendees in Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Cyanobacteria and their toxins are associated with adverse human health effects, although among marine waters, the pyrrhophyta, including dinoflagellates are more recognized as health hazards. We recruited beach attendees during summer 2009, at Boquerón Beach, Puerto Rico...

  17. Laboratory characterization of a highly weathered old alluvium in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Guoping, 1968-

    2002-01-01

    The old alluvium underlying much of metropolitan San Juan was formed in early Pleistocene and has undergone substantial post-depositional weathering in the tropical climate of Puerto Rico, resulting in a special combination ...

  18. Development of a landslide hazard map for the island of Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Kamal, Sameer A. (Sameer Ahmed)

    2008-01-01

    This thesis describes the development of a landslide hazard map for the island of Puerto Rico through the use of Graphical Information System (GIS) tools. Parameters considered in this study are elevation, slope aspect, ...

  19. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE...Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico...prospective payment system for inpatient hospital capital-related...

  20. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE...Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico...prospective payment system for inpatient hospital capital-related...

  1. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE...Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico...prospective payment system for inpatient hospital capital-related...

  2. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE...Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico...prospective payment system for inpatient hospital capital-related...

  3. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE...Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico...prospective payment system for inpatient hospital capital-related...

  4. WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    ), crop reference evapotranspiration (ETo) over Puerto Rico. ETa = Kc ETo #12;THISYEAR'S OBJECTIVES the components of the surface energy budget Estimate Actual Evapotranspiration (ETa) Estimate Components evapotranspiration · Net Radiation · Latent heat flux · Sensible heat flux · Actual evapotranspiration

  5. Puerto Rico State Briefing Book for low-level radioactive waste management

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-10-01

    The Puerto Rico State Briefing Book is one of a series of state briefing books on low-level radioactive waste management practices. It has been prepared to assist state and federal agency officials in planning for safe low-level radioactive waste disposal. The report contains a profile of low-level radioactive waste generators in Puerto Rico. The profile is the result of a survey of NRC licensees in Puerto Rico. The briefing book also contains a comprehensive assessment of low-level radioactive waste management issues and concerns as defined by all major interested parties including industry, government, the media, and interest groups. The assessment was developed through personal communications with representatives of interested parties, and through a review of media sources. Lastly, the briefing book provides demographic and socioeconomic data and a discussion of relevant government agencies and activities, all of which may impact waste management practices in Puerto Rico.

  6. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  7. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  8. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  9. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  10. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  11. Alternative energy systems for Puerto Rico : analysis and comparison of anaerobic waste digestion

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    Cuevas, Emil A. (Emil André Cuevas Meléndez)

    2006-01-01

    Energy prices in Puerto Rico are increasing constantly, making evident the need for alternative energy sources. Several methods to produce power have been developed as alternatives to burning petroleum, such as solar energy ...

  12. 77 FR 52310 - Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 61, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    2012-08-29

    ...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1848] Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 61, San Juan, Puerto Rico...Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18,...

  13. 75 FR 12730 - Foreign-Trade Zone 163-Ponce, Puerto Rico; Application for Expansion

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    2010-03-17

    ...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 17-2010] Foreign-Trade Zone 163--Ponce, Puerto Rico; Application...application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by...

  14. 76 FR 80982 - International Cyclotron, Inc., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; Order Suspending Licensed Activities

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    2011-12-27

    ...EA-11-086; NRC-2011-0292] International Cyclotron, Inc., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; Order Suspending Licensed Activities I International Cyclotron, Inc. (International Cyclotron; Licensee) is the holder of Byproduct...

  15. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular...

  16. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular...

  17. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular...

  18. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular...

  19. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular...

  20. Coral reef condition and benthic sedimentation threat in four regions of south Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Scleractinian corals, gorgonian octocorals, sponges and fishes were assessed near the cities of LaParguera, Guánica, Guayanilla, and Jobos along the southern coast of Puerto Rico in November – December 2010. Survey sites were targeted near areas with varying benthic...

  1. Environmental Assessment for Authorizing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to allow Public Access to the Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) Reactor Building, Rincon, Puerto Rico

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    N /A

    2003-02-24

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to consent to a proposal by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to allow public access to the Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) reactor building located near Rincon, Puerto Rico for use as a museum. PREPA, the owner of the BONUS facility, has determined that the historical significance of this facility, as one of only two reactors of this design ever constructed in the world, warrants preservation in a museum, and that this museum would provide economic benefits to the local community through increased tourism. Therefore, PREPA is proposing development of the BONUS facility as a museum.

  2. Modelo Hidrulico Operacional del Oeste: El proyecto es una iniciativa conjunta entre la Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados de Puerto Rico, el Municipio de Mayagez y la Universidad de Puerto Rico, en la cual

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    de Acueductos y Alcantarillados de Puerto Rico, el Municipio de Mayagüez y la Universidad de Puerto pozos sépticos, centros comunales, industrias, farmacéuticas, sistemas de alcantarillados, fincas

  3. New seismic hazard maps for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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    Mueller, C.; Frankel, A.; Petersen, M.; Leyendecker, E.

    2010-01-01

    The probabilistic methodology developed by the U.S. Geological Survey is applied to a new seismic hazard assessment for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Modeled seismic sources include gridded historical seismicity, subduction-interface and strike-slip faults with known slip rates, and two broad zones of crustal extension with seismicity rates constrained by GPS geodesy. We use attenuation relations from western North American and worldwide data, as well as a Caribbean-specific relation. Results are presented as maps of peak ground acceleration and 0.2- and 1.0-second spectral response acceleration for 2% and 10% probabilities of exceedance in 50 years (return periods of about 2,500 and 500 years, respectively). This paper describes the hazard model and maps that were balloted by the Building Seismic Safety Council and recommended for the 2003 NEHRP Provisions and the 2006 International Building Code. ?? 2010, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

  4. Atrazine fate and transport within the coastal zone in southeastern Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Herbicide transport from crop-land to coastal waters may adversely impact water quality. This work examined potential atrazine impact from use on a farm field adjacent to the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast. Atrazine application was linked to residu...

  5. Pesticide Use and Transport Pathways Within a Coastal Watershed in Southeastern Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In 2007, studies were begun to quantify impacts of agricultural crop production on coastal water quality within the watershed of the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (JBNERR). The reserve is located on Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast and includes sensitive mangrove, sea-grass meadow, a...

  6. The Ecological Consequences of Socioeconomic and Land-Use Changes in Postagriculture Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. RICARDO GRAU; T. MITCHELL AIDE; JESS K. ZIMMERMAN; JOHN R. THOMLINSON; EILEEN HELMER; XIOMING ZOU

    2003-01-01

    Contrary to the general trend in the tropics, forests have recovered in Puerto Rico from less than 10% of the landscape in the late 1940s to more than 40% in the present. The recent Puerto Rican history of forest recovery provides the opportunity to study the ecological consequences of eco- nomic globalization, reflected in a shift from agriculture to manufacturing

  7. The experiences ofAtaques de nervios: Towards an anthropology of emotions in Puerto Rico

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    Peter J. Guarnaccia; Melissa Rivera; Felipe Franco; Charlie Neighbors

    1996-01-01

    Ataques de nervios are an idiom of distress used by Puerto Ricans and other Latinos to express dislocations in the social world of the family. This paper contributes to the growing study of the “anthropology of the emotions”. Through detailed interviews with 121 people in Puerto Rico, 78 of whom had had anataque de nervios, we are developing a thick

  8. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM...System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto...through FY 2004. Payments for capital-related costs to hospitals...percent of the Puerto Rico capital rate based on data from...

  9. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM...System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto...through FY 2004. Payments for capital-related costs to hospitals...percent of the Puerto Rico capital rate based on data from...

  10. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM...System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto...through FY 2004. Payments for capital-related costs to hospitals...percent of the Puerto Rico capital rate based on data from...

  11. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM...System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto...through FY 2004. Payments for capital-related costs to hospitals...percent of the Puerto Rico capital rate based on data from...

  12. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM...System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto...through FY 2004. Payments for capital-related costs to hospitals...percent of the Puerto Rico capital rate based on data from...

  13. Plant Exploration in tropical forests of Puerto Rico to collect ornamental germplasm.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In May, 2005, an ornamental plant exploration trip was conducted in remnant forests of Puerto Rico. The main focus of this collection trip was Tabebuia haemantha, a rare Puerto Rican endemic that has many features of interest to horticulture. It is a small-statured tree, evergreen, red-flowered an...

  14. Self-Identity and Bilingualism among Adolescent Return Migrants to Puerto Rico.

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    Lucca-Irizarry, Nydia; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Migrant Puerto Rican children born or raised in the United States who moved to Puerto Rico during adolescence experienced drastic changes in their self-esteem and self-identity; in family and interpersonal relations; and in their relations with broader aspects of the new environment, including its physical, interpersonal, and cultural dimensions.…

  15. 77 FR 12007 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7, Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico...

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    2012-02-28

    ...of Puerto Rico, (Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Intravenous Bags and Administration Sets); Notice of Approval On December 6...Rico, to manufacture pharmaceutical and nutritional intravenous bags and administration sets under FTZ procedures within FTZ...

  16. Assessment of genetic diversity of sweet potato in Puerto Rico.

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    Rodriguez-Bonilla, Lorraine; Cuevas, Hugo E; Montero-Rojas, Milly; Bird-Pico, Fernando; Luciano-Rosario, Dianiris; Siritunga, Dimuth

    2014-01-01

    Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is the seventh most important food crop due to its distinct advantages, such as adaptability to different environmental conditions and high nutritional value. Assessing the genetic diversity of this important crop is necessary due to the constant increase of demand for food and the need for conservation of agricultural and genetic resources. In Puerto Rico (PR), the genetic diversity of sweet potato has been poorly understood, although it has been part of the diet since Pre-Columbus time. Thus, 137 landraces from different localities around PR were collected and subjected to a genetic diversity analysis using 23 SSR-markers. In addition, 8 accessions from a collection grown in Gurabo, PR at the Agricultural Experimental Station (GAES), 10 US commercial cultivars and 12 Puerto Rican accessions from the USDA repository collection were included in this assessment. The results of the analysis of the 23 loci showed 255 alleles in the 167 samples. Observed heterozygosity was high across populations (0.71) while measurements of total heterozygosity revealed a large genetic diversity throughout the population and within populations. UPGMA clustering method revealed two main clusters. Cluster 1 contained 12 PR accessions from the USDA repository collection, while cluster 2 consisted of PR landraces, US commercial cultivars and the PR accessions from GAES. Population structure analysis grouped PR landraces in five groups including four US commercial cultivars. Our study shows the presence of a high level of genetic diversity of sweet potato across PR which can be related to the genetic makeup of sweet potato, human intervention and out-crossing nature of the plant. The history of domestication and dispersal of sweet potato in the Caribbean and the high levels of genetic diversity found through this study makes sweet potato an invaluable resource that needs to be protected and further studied. PMID:25551388

  17. Assessment of Genetic Diversity of Sweet Potato in Puerto Rico

    PubMed Central

    Rodriguez-Bonilla, Lorraine; Cuevas, Hugo E.; Montero-Rojas, Milly; Bird-Pico, Fernando; Luciano-Rosario, Dianiris; Siritunga, Dimuth

    2014-01-01

    Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is the seventh most important food crop due to its distinct advantages, such as adaptability to different environmental conditions and high nutritional value. Assessing the genetic diversity of this important crop is necessary due to the constant increase of demand for food and the need for conservation of agricultural and genetic resources. In Puerto Rico (PR), the genetic diversity of sweet potato has been poorly understood, although it has been part of the diet since Pre-Columbus time. Thus, 137 landraces from different localities around PR were collected and subjected to a genetic diversity analysis using 23 SSR-markers. In addition, 8 accessions from a collection grown in Gurabo, PR at the Agricultural Experimental Station (GAES), 10 US commercial cultivars and 12 Puerto Rican accessions from the USDA repository collection were included in this assessment. The results of the analysis of the 23 loci showed 255 alleles in the 167 samples. Observed heterozygosity was high across populations (0.71) while measurements of total heterozygosity revealed a large genetic diversity throughout the population and within populations. UPGMA clustering method revealed two main clusters. Cluster 1 contained 12 PR accessions from the USDA repository collection, while cluster 2 consisted of PR landraces, US commercial cultivars and the PR accessions from GAES. Population structure analysis grouped PR landraces in five groups including four US commercial cultivars. Our study shows the presence of a high level of genetic diversity of sweet potato across PR which can be related to the genetic makeup of sweet potato, human intervention and out-crossing nature of the plant. The history of domestication and dispersal of sweet potato in the Caribbean and the high levels of genetic diversity found through this study makes sweet potato an invaluable resource that needs to be protected and further studied. PMID:25551388

  18. RH: DUBEY ET AL.-TOXOPLASMA GONDII FROM CATS IN PUERTO RICO MOUSE VIRULENT TOXOPLASMA GONDII ISOLATED FROM FERALCATS IN MONA ISLAND, PUERTO RICO

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Cats are essential in the life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii because they are the only hosts that can excrete the environmentally-resistant oocysts. Samples of serum, feces, and tissues from cats from Mona, a remote island off the coast of Puerto Rico were examined for T. gondii infection. Antibodies t...

  19. Assessment of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico-U.S. Virgin Islands Exclusive Economic Zone, 2013

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    Schenk, Christopher J.; Charpentier, Ronald R.; Klett, Timothy R.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Pitman, Janet K.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Wandrey, Craig J.; Weaver, Jean N.

    2013-01-01

    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 19 million barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and 244 billion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas in the Puerto Rico–U.S. Virgin Islands Exclusive Economic Zone.

  20. Radar investigation of barium releases over Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico

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    Djuth, Frank T.

    1995-01-01

    The NASA Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) El Coqui rocket campaign was successfully carried out in Puerto Rico during the period 18 May through 12 July 1992. This report describes five chemical release experiments in the upper ionosphere supported by Geospace Research, Inc. during the El Coqui campaign. Additional spin-off science is also discussed. The El Coqui releases are designated AA-1 (rocket 36-082), AA-2 (rocket 36-081), AA-3b (rocket 36-064), AA-4 (rocket 36-065), and AA-7 (rocket 36-083). Particular attention is paid to releases AA-2 and AA-4. These two experiments involved the illumination of ionospheric release regions with powerful high-frequency (HF) radio waves transmitted from the Arecibo HF facility. In the AA-2 experiment, microinstabilities excited by the HF wave in a Ba(+) plasma were examined. This release yielded a smooth plasma cloud that helped clarify several fundamental issues regarding the physics of wave plasma instabilities. During AA-2 extremely strong HF-induced Langmuir turbulence was detected with the Arecibo 430 MHz radar. CF3Br was released in the AA-4 study to create an ionospheric hole that focused the HF beam. This experiment successfully explored wave-plasma coupling in an O(+) ionosphere under conditions of very high HF electric field strengths.

  1. Effects of Aerosol PSD on Precipitation in Puerto Rico

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    Bracho, S. M.; Hosannah, N.

    2013-12-01

    The influence of aerosols on clouds and on the climate remains an uncertainty, however, it is of great importance to determine their effects on the formation of clouds and on precipitation. The objective is to study the effects of aerosol particle concentrations on precipitation. The is goal is, by using the aerosols particle size distribution (PSD) data from the Island of Puerto Rico (PR) located in the Caribbean, to better predict precipitation in PR and other Caribbean regions that are heavily exposed to naturally occurring maritime and continental aerosols (ex. Sea Salt, Saharan Dust). The aerosol PSD, and precipitation data values for the study was collected, respectively, from the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The data from three sites, Mayaguez (Western Region), La Parguera (Southwestern Region) and San Juan (Northeastern Region), was analyzed to determine and formulate seasonal and intra-seasonal relationships. PSD's were analyzed for fine and coarse mode size distributions and seasonal concentrations. Correlations between these variables with precipitation climatologies were identified. Correlations of concentrations of fine/course modes with suppression/enhancement of Caribbean precipitation in early rainfall, mid-summer droughts and rainfall seasons are formulated and hypotheses are established to comprehend these effects. Episodic and mean events are analyzed to justify these observations.

  2. The implementation of the triple helix model of industry-university-government relations in Puerto Rico to promote knowledge-based regional economic development

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    Ramos-Maltés, Ana Lorena

    2010-01-01

    Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, has long sought to develop a high-tech economy and has struggled in the process. Two initiatives, Puerto Rico TechnoEconomic Corridor (PRTEC) and the Eastern Central Technological ...

  3. Implementing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Puerto Rico: A Feasibility Study. Arlington, VA: Insight Policy Research and Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research

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    Anne Peterson; Bryan Johnson; Benjamin E. Moulton; Emily O. Smith; Alexandra Suchman; Claire Wilson; Shiara Francisquini Oquendo; Jacqueline Kauff; Jonathan Ladinsky; Laura Castner

    2010-01-01

    This study assesses the potential impact of establishing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Puerto Rico, including the administrative burden and costs to both the U.S. government and the government of Puerto Rico.

  4. The Great Puerto Rico ShakeOut - A Communications and Media Perspective

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    Soto-Cordero, L.; Huérfano-Moreno, V.; Gómez, G.; Giménez-Porrata, A.; Ramos-Gómez, W.; Colón-Daleccio, N.

    2012-12-01

    On October 18, 2012 the Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) in collaboration with Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency (PREMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting the first Great Puerto Rico ShakeOut. Adequate communications strategies and redundant dissemination methods are a key component for the success of this earthquake exercise. EAS and NOAA Radio messages, indicating the beginning of the earthquake drill, will help emergency managers and the general public better coordinate their practices. Dissemination tools routinely used as part of PRSN earthquake and tsunami protocols, such as PRSNDANIS Broadcast, Ring Down, Ham Radio, RSS, SMS, fax and email service lists, will also be tested. Emergency Management and First Response Agencies at local, regional and state level are being asked to report the times the messages are received, thus allowing us to better assess the effectiveness of our dissemination methods and to establish a baseline for next year ShakeOut. In addition, a partnership with the Puerto Rico Radiobroadcaster Association allows a direct access through this media, facilitating PRSN staff participation on radio programming targeting diverse audiences. Radio spots have been developed to inform the public about the exercise, how to participate, what to do to be safe during an earthquake and how to develop or improve their safety plans. A media approach is critical for the success of the 2012 Puerto Rico ShakeOut since our earthquake drill takes place 2 weeks prior to the Island general election and on the peak-period of the hurricane season.

  5. Genetic structure of the gentle Africanized honey bee population (gAHB) in Puerto Rico

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    2013-01-01

    Background The Africanized honey bee is one of the most spectacular invasions in the Americas. African bees escaped from apiaries in Brazil in 1956, spread over Americas and by 1994 they were reported in Puerto Rico. In contrast to other places, the oceanic island conditions in Puerto Rico may mean a single introduction and different dynamics of the resident European and new-coming Africanized bees. To examine the genetic variation of honey bee feral populations and colonies from different locations in Puerto Rico, we used eight known polymorphic microsatellite loci. Results In Puerto Rico, gAHB population does not show any genetic structure (Fst?=?0.0783), and is best described as one honey bee population, product of hybridization of AHB and EHB. The genetic variability in this Africanized population was similar to that reported in studies from Texas. We observed that European private allele frequencies are high in all but one locus. This contrasts with mainland Africanized populations, where European allele frequencies are diminished. Two loci with European private alleles, one on Linkage Group 7, known to carry two known defensiveness Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs), and the other on Linkage Group 1, known to carry three functionally studied genes and 11 candidate genes associated with Varroa resistance mechanisms were respectively, significantly greater or lower in European allele frequency than the other loci with European private alleles. Conclusions Genetic structure of Puerto Rico gAHB differs from mainland AHB populations, probably representing evolutionary processes on the island. PMID:23915100

  6. Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mineral Occurrences and Mineral Resource Assessment for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    1998-01-01

    The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been investigated over a very long period of time by earth scientists from many disciplines and with diverse objectives in the studies. This publication attempts to apply much of the geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral occurrence information to a single objective focused on producing a mineral resource assessment for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. However, the value of this publication lies not within the results of the mineral resource assessment nor within the interactive PDF files which can be viewed on the screen, but within the geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral occurrence digital map coverages and databases which can be used for their own unique applications. The mineral resource assessment of Puerto Rico represents compilation of several decades of mineral investigations and studies. These investigations have been the joint efforts of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Puerto Rico. This report contains not only the mineral-resource assessment, but also much of the scientific evidence upon which the assessment was based.

  7. Bibliometric assessment of cancer research in Puerto Rico, 1903–2005

    PubMed Central

    Ortiz, Ana P.; Calo, William A.; Suárez-Balseiro, Carlos; Maura-Sardo, Mariano; Suárez, Erick

    2010-01-01

    Objective The analysis of scientific production in Puerto Rico is largely unexplored. The main aim of this study is to present the characteristics and trends of cancer publications in Puerto Rico’s biomedical journals and their relationship with the island’s cancer mortality. Methods A PubMed and a hard-copy search were performed to retrieve cancer-related articles published in the Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal and the Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico from 1903 to 2005. Bibliometric indicators studied included the number of authors and references by article, first author’s institutional affiliation and country, document type, and language. The study type and tumor classification were also recorded. Cancer proportional mortality (M%) in Puerto Rico and the proportion of cancer-related articles (P%) published were also evaluated. The annual percent change (APC) was estimated to assess trends. Results A total of 369 articles were retrieved. The institutions with the majority of publications were universities (39.6%), English was the predominant publication language (72.1%), and the principal document type was original papers (69.6%). Epidemiologic studies were the dominant study type (62.1%), and the most studied cancers were digestive (15.4%) and gynecologic (9.6%). Although the P% has increased since 1913 (APC = 1.2%), the M% increased at a faster pace (APC = 2.7%). Conclusions Although a growth in the number of cancer publications is observed in these journals, it does not parallel the increase in proportional mortality. A better understanding of the cancer publications in Puerto Rico is essential to establish priorities, define future areas of research, and develop cancer control strategies. PMID:19531324

  8. San Juan, Puerto Rico -Lunes 12 Febrero 2007. Actualizado a las 5:58:15 PM Sigue en dficit el Observatorio

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    endi.com San Juan, Puerto Rico - Lunes 12 Febrero 2007. Actualizado a las 5:58:15 PM Sigue en de Puerto Rico anunció el lunes, como si fuera un logro, que la Fundación Nacional para las Ciencias Observatorio a la Universidad de Puerto Rico. EL NUEVO DIA Contáctenos | Noticias | Deportes | Flash | Por

  9. Miguel Vlez-Reyes received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez (UPRM), in 1985, and the

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Miguel Vélez-Reyes received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez for Applied Remote Sensing and Image Processing at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and is Associate and Computer Engineering Department and of the Puerto Rico Professional Engineering Association Mayaguez

  10. Identifying changes in tropical vegetation coverage productivity at Cueva Dos Ojos, Puerto Rico using IKONOS, ETM+, and OLI

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 Identifying changes in tropical vegetation coverage productivity at Cueva Dos Ojos, Puerto Rico climates. Identifying changes in tropical vegetation productivity at Cueva Dos Ojos, Puerto Rico could aid in the evaluation of the carbon isotope signature. Normalized Difference Vegetation Indices (NDVI) were calculated

  11. 33 CFR 165.776 - Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico

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    2012-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico 165.776 Section 165.776 Navigation and Navigable...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico (a) Location . The following area is a security zone: All waters...

  12. 33 CFR 165.776 - Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico 165.776 Section 165.776 Navigation and Navigable...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico (a) Location . The following area is a security zone: All waters...

  13. 33 CFR 165.776 - Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. 165.776 Section 165.776 Navigation and Navigable...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. (a) Location . The following area is a security zone: All waters...

  14. 33 CFR 165.776 - Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. 165.776 Section 165.776 Navigation and Navigable...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. (a) Location . The following area is a security zone: All waters...

  15. First report of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and its damage to coconut palms in Puerto Rico and Culebra Island

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This is the first report of the occurrence of the Red Palm mite Raoiella indica and its damage in Puerto Rico and Culebra island. Raoiella indica is a new invasive pest threatening ornamental palm, coconut, and banana plantations. The mite was observed in eastern Puerto Rico and in Culebra island ...

  16. 78 FR 45894 - Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico...

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    ...Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S...the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S...sustainable_fisheries/caribbean/reef_fish/reg_am4/index.html. FOR...

  17. Population Dynamics of Aedes aegypti and Dengue as Influenced by Weather and Human Behavior in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roberto Barrera; Manuel Amador; Andrew J. MacKay

    2011-01-01

    Previous studies on the influence of weather on Aedes aegypti dynamics in Puerto Rico suggested that rainfall was a significant driver of immature mosquito populations and dengue incidence, but mostly in the drier areas of the island. We conducted a longitudinal study of Ae. aegypti in two neighborhoods of the metropolitan area of San Juan city, Puerto Rico where rainfall

  18. 77 FR 74170 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, PR; Application for Subzone; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing...

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    ...Foreign-Trade Zone 7--Mayaguez, PR; Application for Subzone; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, Toa Baja, PR An application...requesting special-purpose subzone status for the facility of Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, located in Toa...

  19. Land development, land use, and urban sprawl in Puerto Rico integrating remote sensing and population census data

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    Sebastián Martinuzzi; William A. Gould; Olga M. Ramos González

    2007-01-01

    The island of Puerto Rico has both a high population density and a long history of ineffective land use planning. This study integrates geospatial technology and population census data to understand how people use and develop the lands. We define three new regions for Puerto Rico: Urban (16%), Densely Populated Rural (36%), and Sparsely Populated Rural (48%). Eleven percent of

  20. Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Disability of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire: Spanish for Puerto Rico Version

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    Mulero-Portela, Ana L.; Colon-Santaella, Carmen L.; Cruz-Gomez, Cynthia

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the Disability of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire to Spanish for Puerto Rico. Five steps were followed for the cross-cultural adaptation: forward translations into Spanish for Puerto Rico, synthesis of the translations, back translations into English, revision by…

  1. Technical Report of the NAEP Mathematics Assessment in Puerto Rico: Focus on Statistical Issues. NCES 2007-462

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    Baxter, G. P.; Ahmed, S.; Sikali, E.; Waits, T.; Sloan, M.; Salvucci, S.

    2007-01-01

    In 2003, a trial National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment was administered in Spanish to public school students at grades 4 and 8 in Puerto Rico. Based on preliminary analyses of the 2003 data, changes were made in administration and translation procedures for the 2005 NAEP administration in Puerto Rico. This…

  2. The Nation's Report Card [TM]: Mathematics 2003 and 2005: Performance in Puerto Rico. Highlights. NCES 2007--459

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    Baxter, G.P.; Bleeker, M.M.; Waits, T.L.; Salvucci, S.

    2007-01-01

    This report presents highlights of the results for fourth-and eighth-grade students in Puerto Rico for the 2003 and 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics. The NAEP mathematics assessment was administered to public school students in Puerto Rico for the first time in 2003. Although NAEP had previously administered…

  3. Technical Report of the NAEP Mathematics Assessment in Puerto Rico: Focus on Statistical Issues (NCES 2007-462rev)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baxter, G. P.; Ahmed, S.; Sikali, E.; Waits, T.; Sloan, M.; Salvucci, S.

    2007-01-01

    The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States and its jurisdictions, including Puerto Rico. In 2003, a trial NAEP mathematics assessment was administered in Spanish to public school students at grades 4 and 8 in Puerto Rico. Based on preliminary analyses of…

  4. 33 CFR 165.776 - Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico

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    2010-07-01

    ...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico 165.776 Section 165.776 Navigation and Navigable...Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico (a) Location . The following area is a security zone: All waters...

  5. A giant submarine slope failure on the insular slope north of Puerto Rico: A response of Arecibo basin strata to tectonic stress

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    Schwab, W.C.; Danforth, W.W.; Scanlon, K.M. (Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA (USA))

    1990-06-01

    An amphitheater-shaped scarp, approximately 55 km across in water depths from about 3,000 m to 6,700 m was imaged on the northern insular slope of Puerto Rico (southern slope of the Puerto Rico Trench) using the GLORIA side-scan sonar system. This scarp represents the removal of more than 1,500 m{sup 3} of Tertiary Arecibo basin strata. The head of the scarp coincides with the location of a fault zone observed on nearby seismic-reflection profiles. Interpretation of the GLORIA imagery, and a review of available bathymetric, geophysical, and stratigraphic data and tectonic-framework models suggest that the scarp formed as a consequence of slope failure induced by tectonic oversteepening of the insular slope. The oversteepening may be a result of the most recent episode of convergence of the Caribbean and North American plates, which began approximately 4 million years ago. The Arecibo basin strata have been tilted approximately 4{degree} to the north and are apparently gravitationally unstable under the present seismic regime. The volume of material involved in this slope failure is comparable to the material displaced in tsunamogenic submarine landslides along the Peru Trench and Hawaiian Ridge. Therefore, if the slope failure north of Puerto Rico was catastrophic, it was large enough to have generated a tsunami that would have flooded the low ground of northern Puerto Rico.

  6. Ecohydrology of the Luquillo Mountains of Northeast Puerto Rico

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Scatena, F. N.

    2012-12-01

    Coastal humid tropical mountains are major sources of sediment, particulate organic carbon, and dissolved fluxes to the ocean. They are also important sources of food, fiber, municipal and agricultural water. Unlike water-limited drylands their ecohydrology is influenced by excess water and a high frequency of natural and hydrologically induced disturbances. However, like water-limited drylands, the spatial distribution of water across the landscape can play a fundamental role on biogeochemical and ecological processes. This paper reviews the influence of water on the critical zones and ecohydrology of the Luquillo Mountains of Northeastern Puerto Rico. Over a horizontal distance of 10 to 20 km, Luquillo life zones change from subtropical dry conditions at the coast to cloud enshrouded mountain peaks where the vegetation is stunted, evapotranspiration is reduced, and cloud water interception adds to annual precipitation such that annual rainfall approaches annual runoff. Along this elevational gradient there are systematic changes in climate, vegetation structure and diversity, gross and net primary productivity, carbon storage, and hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles. At the scale of hillslopes within the elevational gradients, soil nutrients, soil moisture, and soil oxygen vary systematically from ridge tops to adjacent valleys and topographic position is correlated to landscape stability and vegetation composition and structure. At landscape scales, hurricanes are the major control on forest age and structure and their associated defoliation and biomass loss can have large influences on both hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles. Nevertheless, because of the rapid re-growth of hurricane disturbed forests, the fluxes of most hydrologic pathways return to pre-hurricane rates within a year. Biogeochemical can take years to decades to return to pre-hurricane conditions. This presentation reviews these relationships and the challenges and opportunities related to measuring hydrologic and ecohydrologic properties in this and similar humid tropical mountains.

  7. Techniques for water demand analysis and forecasting: Puerto Rico, a case study

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    Attanasi, E.D.; Close, E.R.; Lopez, M.A.

    1975-01-01

    The rapid economic growth of the Commonwealth-of Puerto Rico since 1947 has brought public pressure on Government agencies for rapid development of public water supply and waste treatment facilities. Since 1945 the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority has had the responsibility for planning, developing and operating water supply and waste treatment facilities on a municipal basis. The purpose of this study was to develop operational techniques whereby a planning agency, such as the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, could project the temporal and spatial distribution of .future water demands. This report is part of a 2-year cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Quality Board of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, for the development of systems analysis techniques for use in water resources planning. While the Commonwealth was assisted in the development of techniques to facilitate ongoing planning, the U.S. Geological Survey attempted to gain insights in order to better interface its data collection efforts with the planning process. The report reviews the institutional structure associated with water resources planning for the Commonwealth. A brief description of alternative water demand forecasting procedures is presented and specific techniques and analyses of Puerto Rico demand data are discussed. Water demand models for a specific area of Puerto Rico are then developed. These models provide a framework for making several sets of water demand forecasts based on alternative economic and demographic assumptions. In the second part of this report, the historical impact of water resources investment on regional economic development is analyzed and related to water demand .forecasting. Conclusions and future data needs are in the last section.

  8. Contextual Risk and Promotive Processes in Puerto Rican Youths’ Internalizing Trajectories in Puerto Rico and New York

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    Ramos Olazagasti, María A.; Shrout, Patrick E.; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Canino, Glorisa J.; Bird, Héctor R.

    2012-01-01

    Research on ethnic-minority youths’ mental health has rarely examined developmental trajectories for the same ethnic group in contexts where they are a minority vs. where they are the majority, or mechanisms accounting for differences in trajectories across such contexts. This study examines Puerto Rican youth residing in two contexts -- one in which they are in their home culture of Puerto Rico, and one in which they are a minority group, in New York. We explore the relationship between social context, minority status, risk, resilience, and trajectories of internalizing symptoms after adjusting for factors related to migration. We found that youths’ reports of internalizing symptoms declined over time. Youth in New York had higher levels of internalizing symptoms than youth in Puerto Rico, but similar trajectories. Differences in internalizing symptoms across the two social contexts were accounted for by experiences of discrimination and exposure to violence. Parental monitoring was associated with fewer internalizing symptoms across the two sites, although this effect diminished over time. Contrary to what was expected, family religiosity was associated with higher levels of internalizing symptoms. This association was stronger in the New York than in the Puerto Rico site. PMID:23880390

  9. Insects of the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico. Forest Service general technical report

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    Torres, J.A.

    1994-07-01

    In this review of the literature on forest entomology in Puerto Rico, emphasis is given to research conducted in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF). This review should serve as an introduction to the insects inhabiting the LEF for researchers and as a guide for the identification of possible insect pests. There are three sections to this review. The first deals with basic insect ecology; the second, forest insect pests; and the third, insect attacks on dry wood and during wood seasoning. The reference section and appendices contain information on the systematics and taxonomy of different insect orders found in Puerto Rico.

  10. Deployment of Ocean Bottom Seismometers South of the Puerto Rico Trench Yields new Insights Into the Behavior of Seismic Swarms

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    Lopez, A. M.; Pulliam, J.; ten Brink, U. S.; Mintz, H. E.; von Hillebrandt-Andrade, C.

    2009-12-01

    The Northeastern corner of the Puerto Rico - Virgin Islands tectonic block has experienced numerous seismic swarms over the past three decades. The earthquakes, located initially by the Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN), occur in the area denominated as the Sombrero Seismic Zone, a region on the forearc of the Puerto Rico trench north of the Virgin Islands. These events typically last for days to weeks and their magnitudes range from Ms 2 to 4, with ocassional Ms 5 to 6 events. Due to their location offshore, and the lack of land providing better seismic azimuthal coverage, these seismic swarms have been difficult to locate and hence, to identify their cause. Some explanations for their ocurrence have included a tear in the subducting North America plate and stress relief associated with subducted ridges, reflecting either asperities in the subduction process or re-activation of faults. A six-month deployment of 5 ocean bottom seismometers in 2007 recorded two seismic swarms in the area. The location of these instruments on the forearc provided an ideal temporary distribution of seismic stations. Data were jointly processed with PRSN land data to obtain better estimates of epicenters and focal depths. With these results we are able to identify the source of the swarms, suggest possible mechanisms, and assess the earthquake location bias at the PRSN, which will help develop a more accurate velocity model for the area. Preliminary results indicate a tendency of relocated swarm earthquakes from a 1D velocity model of Fisher and McCann (1984) to fall on a steeply dipping plane. If this plane represents the subduction interface, then it is steeper than the interface interpreted from Engdahl et al. (1998) catalog. In addition, our re-locations are systematically deeper than the original PRSN locations.

  11. Geologic evidence for a tsunami source along the trench northeast of Puerto Rico

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    Atwater, B. F.; Ten Brink, U. S.; Feuillet, N.; Fuentes, Z.; Robert, H.; Tuttle, M. P.; Wei, Y.; jennifer, W.

    2012-12-01

    Coral boulders of medieval age at Anegada, British Virgin Islands, calibrated to local geologic effects of far-field tsunamis and hurricanes, provide tangible evidence for the generation of a tsunami by faulting along the eastern Puerto Rico Trench. SETTING: Anegada is 120 km south of the Puerto Rico Trench and 200 km east-northeast of San Juan. It is fringed on the north and east by a coral reef 100-1200 m offshore; founded on Pleistocene carbonate with a cemented cap; rimmed on much of its perimeter by sandy Holocene beach ridges; and bermed with coral-rubble on a rocky stretch of its north shore. CORAL BOULDERS: Scores of coral heads up to 2 m in diameter were moved across the north shore in medieval time. Some crossed the line of the modern storm berm, continued over a limestone rise 4 m above sea level, and came to rest on lower ground hundreds of meters farther south. Others traversed beach ridges, and two of these boulders are now 1.5 km from the fringing reef. Most of the boulders are Diploria strigosa, an endemic of reef flanks. Some retain enough of their originally rounded, dimpled shape to have been deposited live. The likely time of emplacement of freshly dislodged, still-living heads is AD 1200-1450. This range is based on radiocarbon dating of outer growth bands of 18 heads from 5 separate areas. The youngest of the ages is 890±25 14C yr BP, and the ?R assumed is 0 to -200 14C yr. CALIBRATION TO A FAR-FIELD TSUNAMI: Deposits dated to 1650-1800 at Anegada represent either the largest known far-field tsunami in the Caribbean (1755 Lisbon) or some other tsunami or unusual storm that surpassed the Lisbon tsunami in its local geologic effects. The water cut or freshened breaches in north-shore beach ridges and poured into a marine pond, where it moved limestone boulders and laid down a sheet of sand and shell that extends as much as 1.5 km inland [refs 1-4]. Many of the limestone boulders were probably inherited from the higher, earlier overwash that created the coral-boulder fields. We had expected the coral boulders to date from 1650-1800, but instead obtained only the pre-Columbus ages cited above. CALIBRATION TO HURRICANES: Hurricanes Donna (1960) and Earl (2010) rank below the 1650-1800 overwash in their Anegada effects. Their coarse deposits are limited to sandy spillover fans that extend a few tens of meters inland from the south shore, where Anegada is most vulnerable to storm surge, and to the coral-rubble berm on the north shore, where the medieval overwash ran hundreds of meters farther inland. Both Donna and Earl approached or attained category 4 as their eyes passed within 35 km of the island. If a larger hurricane managed to produce the inland fields of scattered coral boulders, the coral ages limit this perfect storm to pre-Columbus time. NEARBY TSUNAMI SOURCES. The likely source is a belt of normal faults scarps on the outer rise 200 km to Anegada's north. A giant thrust earthquake on the North America - Caribbean plate boundary is unlikely according to a GPS-based model of interplate coupling [5]. No submarine slides are apparent in multibeam bathymetry of the submarine slope that descends northward from Anegada's fringing reef to the Puerto Rico Trench floor [6). COMPANION ABSTRACTS: Coral-boulder ages (Weil Accardo), storm and tsunami modeling (Wei). REFERENCES: [1-4] Natural Hazards 63 (1), 51-149; [5] GRL 39, L10304; [6] Eos 85 (37), 349.

  12. Mineral-specific chemical weathering rates over millennial timescales: Measurements at Rio Icacos, Puerto Rico

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    Kirchner, James W.

    Mineral-specific chemical weathering rates over millennial timescales: Measurements at Rio Icacos 2010 Accepted 26 July 2010 Editor: J.D. Blum Keywords: Chemical weathering Mineral weathering Cosmogenic nuclides Rio Icacos Puerto Rico Mineral weathering plays a prominent role in many biogeochemical

  13. Paradise lost: An introduction to the geography of water pollution in Puerto Rico

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    John M. Hunter; Sonia I. Arbona

    1995-01-01

    Rapid industrialization has transformed the agricultural economy of Puerto Rico, creating employment opportunities and raising standards of living. Success, however, is marred by widespread pollution that outstrips the infrastructural capacity necessary for the preservation of environmental quality and of human health. The result today is a landfill crisis, a heritage of toxic dumps, and an advancing tide of pollution. Rivers

  14. The Climate for Business Development and Employment Growth in Puerto Rico

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    Steven J. Davis; Luis Rivera-Batiz

    2005-01-01

    Employment rates in Puerto Rico range from 55 to 65 percent of U.S. rates during the past thirty years. This huge employment shortfall holds for men and women, cuts across all education groups, and is deeper for persons without a college degree. The shortfall is concentrated in the private sector, especially labor-intensive industries that rely heavily on less educated workers.

  15. The Climate for Business Development and Employment Growth in Puerto Rico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven J. Davis Luis

    Employment rates in Puerto Rico range from 55 to 65 percent of U.S. rates during the past thirty years. This huge employment shortfall holds for men and women, cuts across all education groups, and is deeper for persons without a college degree. The shortfall is concentrated in the private sector, especially labor-intensive industries that rely heavily on less educated workers.

  16. Economic Development Threatens Groundwater in Puerto Rico: Results of a Field Study.

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    Arbona, Sonia I.; Hunter, John M.

    1995-01-01

    Presents the results of a field study done on 7 wells providing 37% of the total aquifer production for 4 municipalities in Puerto Rico. Each sampled well showed signs of contamination by heavy metals, nitrate, and semivolatile organic compounds. Although found in low concentrations, current development threatens groundwater quality. (MJP)

  17. THE PRESENCE OF THE COFFEE BERRY BORER (SCOLYTIDAE) IN PUERTO RICO: FACT OR FICTION?

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A detailed examination of the coffee berry borer literature shows that reports indicating the presence of the insect in Puerto Rico in the early 1940's were based on an insect misidentification. One of these erroneous reports was used in a widely cited coffee book that includes a list of countries ...

  18. Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (hemiptera: psyllidae), to Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Australian tree Melaleuca quinquenervia has been planted throughout much of the Caribbean. In Puerto Rico, for instance, it was planted island-wide in public parks, promenades and along certain highway medians and green areas from the 1970-90s. Not surprisingly, the extensive use of M. quinquene...

  19. Depressive Symptomatology in Single Women Heads of Households in Puerto Rico

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    Nilsa M. Burgos; Mary Clare Lennon; Milagros Bravo; Josue Guzman

    1995-01-01

    The present study examines depressive syrnptomatology among women in Puerto Rico, using data from an island wide population-based sample. We focus on single women heads of households (SWHH) defined as divorced, separated, widowed and never married women with no permanent mate who have the main economic responsibility for their households. The study aims to identify social factors such as family

  20. Citizen-volunteer and professional monitoring to identify fecal sources of contamination in southwestern Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    High concentrations of nutrients, fecal microorganisms, and sediments in surface waters can be a public health threat and can impact fringing coral reefs in Guánica Bay in southwestern Puerto Rico. Yet, the main factors and sources contributing to water quality degradation...