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  1. A mitogenomic timetree for Darwin's enigmatic South American mammal Macrauchenia patachonica.

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    Westbury, Michael; Baleka, Sina; Barlow, Axel; Hartmann, Stefanie; Paijmans, Johanna L A; Kramarz, Alejandro; Forasiepi, Analía M; Bond, Mariano; Gelfo, Javier N; Reguero, Marcelo A; López-Mendoza, Patricio; Taglioretti, Matias; Scaglia, Fernando; Rinderknecht, Andrés; Jones, Washington; Mena, Francisco; Billet, Guillaume; de Muizon, Christian; Aguilar, José Luis; MacPhee, Ross D E; Hofreiter, Michael

    2017-06-27

    The unusual mix of morphological traits displayed by extinct South American native ungulates (SANUs) confounded both Charles Darwin, who first discovered them, and Richard Owen, who tried to resolve their relationships. Here we report an almost complete mitochondrial genome for the litoptern Macrauchenia. Our dated phylogenetic tree places Macrauchenia as sister to Perissodactyla, but close to the radiation of major lineages within Laurasiatheria. This position is consistent with a divergence estimate of ∼66 Ma (95% credibility interval, 56.64-77.83 Ma) obtained for the split between Macrauchenia and other Panperissodactyla. Combined with their morphological distinctiveness, this evidence supports the positioning of Litopterna (possibly in company with other SANU groups) as a separate order within Laurasiatheria. We also show that, when using strict criteria, extinct taxa marked by deep divergence times and a lack of close living relatives may still be amenable to palaeogenomic analysis through iterative mapping against more distant relatives.

  2. A mitogenomic timetree for Darwin’s enigmatic South American mammal Macrauchenia patachonica

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    Westbury, Michael; Baleka, Sina; Barlow, Axel; Hartmann, Stefanie; Paijmans, Johanna L.A.; Kramarz, Alejandro; Forasiepi, Analía M; Bond, Mariano; Gelfo, Javier N.; Reguero, Marcelo A.; López-Mendoza, Patricio; Taglioretti, Matias; Scaglia, Fernando; Rinderknecht, Andrés; Jones, Washington; Mena, Francisco; Billet, Guillaume; de Muizon, Christian; Aguilar, José Luis; MacPhee, Ross D.E.; Hofreiter, Michael

    2017-01-01

    The unusual mix of morphological traits displayed by extinct South American native ungulates (SANUs) confounded both Charles Darwin, who first discovered them, and Richard Owen, who tried to resolve their relationships. Here we report an almost complete mitochondrial genome for the litoptern Macrauchenia. Our dated phylogenetic tree places Macrauchenia as sister to Perissodactyla, but close to the radiation of major lineages within Laurasiatheria. This position is consistent with a divergence estimate of ∼66 Ma (95% credibility interval, 56.64–77.83 Ma) obtained for the split between Macrauchenia and other Panperissodactyla. Combined with their morphological distinctiveness, this evidence supports the positioning of Litopterna (possibly in company with other SANU groups) as a separate order within Laurasiatheria. We also show that, when using strict criteria, extinct taxa marked by deep divergence times and a lack of close living relatives may still be amenable to palaeogenomic analysis through iterative mapping against more distant relatives. PMID:28654082

  3. The Owens Valley solar array

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    Hurford, G. J.; Gary, D. E.

    1989-01-01

    Solar microwave emission contains essential information for the study of the coronal magnetic structure of active regions and of thermal and nonthermal flare electrons. To exploit this potential requires BOTH imaging and spectroscopy with sufficient resolution to resolve spatial and spectral features. The VLA provides excellent solar imaging (when in the C and D configurations) but inadequate spectral coverage. The existing Owens Valley system has excellent spectral coverage but imaging that is adequate only for very simple sources. The Owens Valley system is currently undergoing an expansion, which when completed in October 1990 will provide a SOLAR-DEDICATED 5 antenna array (10 baselines). By using frequency-synthesis, this will provide a significant imaging capability in addition to its current spectral coverage.

  4. Groundwater quality in the Owens Valley, California

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    Dawson, Barbara J. Milby; Belitz, Kenneth

    2012-01-01

    Groundwater provides more than 40 percent of California’s drinking water. To protect this vital resource, the State of California created the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The Priority Basin Project of the GAMA Program provides a comprehensive assessment of the State’s groundwater quality and increases public access to groundwater-quality information. Owens Valley is one of the study areas being evaluated. The Owens study area is approximately 1,030 square miles (2,668 square kilometers) and includes the Owens Valley groundwater basin (California Department of Water Resources, 2003). Owens Valley has a semiarid to arid climate, with average annual rainfall of about 6 inches (15 centimeters). The study area has internal drainage, with runoff primarily from the Sierra Nevada draining east to the Owens River, which flows south to Owens Lake dry lakebed at the southern end of the valley. Beginning in the early 1900s, the City of Los Angeles began diverting the flow of the Owens River to the Los Angeles Aqueduct, resulting in the evaporation of Owens Lake and the formation of the current Owens Lake dry lakebed. Land use in the study area is approximately 94 percent (%) natural, 5% agricultural, and 1% urban. The primary natural land cover is shrubland. The largest urban area is the city of Bishop (2010 population of 4,000). Groundwater in this basin is used for public and domestic water supply and for irrigation. The main water-bearing units are gravel, sand, silt, and clay derived from surrounding mountains. Recharge to the groundwater system is primarily runoff from the Sierra Nevada, and by direct infiltration of irrigation. The primary sources of discharge are pumping wells, evapotranspiration, and underflow to the Owens Lake dry lakebed. The primary aquifers in Owens Valley are defined as those parts of the aquifers corresponding to the perforated intervals of wells listed in the California Department of Public Health database

  5. Braid My Hair - Randy Owen sings out for sick children

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    ... 25 years, Randy Owen led one of country music's most popular groups, Alabama. After selling more than ... a solo career. Owen is about more than music, however. In 1989, he helped start the Country ...

  6. Robert Owen, William Maclure and New Harmony.

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    Mclaren, David J.

    1996-01-01

    Discusses the utopian philosophy and related educational practices of the early 19th-century communitarian settlement in New Harmony, Indiana. The settlement failed after several years, due in no small part to the falling out between its two main supporters, Robert Owen and William Maclure. (MJP)

  7. Revisiting the 1872 Owens Valley, California, Earthquake

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    Hough, S.E.; Hutton, K.

    2008-01-01

    The 26 March 1872 Owens Valley earthquake is among the largest historical earthquakes in California. The felt area and maximum fault displacements have long been regarded as comparable to, if not greater than, those of the great San Andreas fault earthquakes of 1857 and 1906, but mapped surface ruptures of the latter two events were 2-3 times longer than that inferred for the 1872 rupture. The preferred magnitude estimate of the Owens Valley earthquake has thus been 7.4, based largely on the geological evidence. Reinterpreting macroseismic accounts of the Owens Valley earthquake, we infer generally lower intensity values than those estimated in earlier studies. Nonetheless, as recognized in the early twentieth century, the effects of this earthquake were still generally more dramatic at regional distances than the macroseismic effects from the 1906 earthquake, with light damage to masonry buildings at (nearest-fault) distances as large as 400 km. Macroseismic observations thus suggest a magnitude greater than that of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which appears to be at odds with geological observations. However, while the mapped rupture length of the Owens Valley earthquake is relatively low, the average slip was high. The surface rupture was also complex and extended over multiple fault segments. It was first mapped in detail over a century after the earthquake occurred, and recent evidence suggests it might have been longer than earlier studies indicated. Our preferred magnitude estimate is Mw 7.8-7.9, values that we show are consistent with the geological observations. The results of our study suggest that either the Owens Valley earthquake was larger than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake or that, by virtue of source properties and/or propagation effects, it produced systematically higher ground motions at regional distances. The latter possibility implies that some large earthquakes in California will generate significantly larger ground motions than San

  8. Surface slip during large Owens Valley earthquakes

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    Haddon, E. K.; Amos, C. B.; Zielke, O.; Jayko, A. S.; Bürgmann, R.

    2016-06-01

    The 1872 Owens Valley earthquake is the third largest known historical earthquake in California. Relatively sparse field data and a complex rupture trace, however, inhibited attempts to fully resolve the slip distribution and reconcile the total moment release. We present a new, comprehensive record of surface slip based on lidar and field investigation, documenting 162 new measurements of laterally and vertically displaced landforms for 1872 and prehistoric Owens Valley earthquakes. Our lidar analysis uses a newly developed analytical tool to measure fault slip based on cross-correlation of sublinear topographic features and to produce a uniquely shaped probability density function (PDF) for each measurement. Stacking PDFs along strike to form cumulative offset probability distribution plots (COPDs) highlights common values corresponding to single and multiple-event displacements. Lateral offsets for 1872 vary systematically from ˜1.0 to 6.0 m and average 3.3 ± 1.1 m (2σ). Vertical offsets are predominantly east-down between ˜0.1 and 2.4 m, with a mean of 0.8 ± 0.5 m. The average lateral-to-vertical ratio compiled at specific sites is ˜6:1. Summing displacements across subparallel, overlapping rupture traces implies a maximum of 7-11 m and net average of 4.4 ± 1.5 m, corresponding to a geologic Mw ˜7.5 for the 1872 event. We attribute progressively higher-offset lateral COPD peaks at 7.1 ± 2.0 m, 12.8 ± 1.5 m, and 16.6 ± 1.4 m to three earlier large surface ruptures. Evaluating cumulative displacements in context with previously dated landforms in Owens Valley suggests relatively modest rates of fault slip, averaging between ˜0.6 and 1.6 mm/yr (1σ) over the late Quaternary.

  9. Ray Owen and the history of naturally acquired chimerism

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    Martin, Aryn

    2015-01-01

    abstract This article interweaves a history of Ray Owen's early work with a broader account of the conceptual landscape of immunology in the mid 1950's. In particular, Owen's openness to the very possibility of chimeric phenomena is recognized. PMID:27093621

  10. Geomorphological analysis of neotectonic deformation, northern Owens Valley, California

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    Pinter, N.; Keller, E. A.

    1995-02-01

    At the western edge of the Basin and Range Province, the Owens Valley is the site of active seismicity and deformation. Morphometric analyses of three geomorphological features are used to determine the patterns and rates of neotectonic deformation: (l) a network of Pleistocene channels cut on top of the Bishop Tuff; (2) uplifted terraces of the Owens River; and (3) alluvial fans of the White Mountain front. In the Owens Valley, the three analyses are consistent with the same solution: net eastward tilt of the Owens Valley block at a rate of between 3.5 and 6.1°/Ma. Given the dip on the basement determined from geophysical data and extrapolating the rate of tilt in the Owens Valley back in time, it is inferred that the break-up of the Sierra Nevada and the northern Owens Valley occurred in the Pliocene, between around 2 and 4 Ma ago. The pattern of deformation in the northern Owens Valley matches anticlinal flexure on the Coyote warp, near the front of the Sierra Nevada, and faulting across the Volcanic Tableland is consistent with flexural extension. It is proposed that the Coyote warp is an expression of the tectonic hinge between westward rotation of the Sierra Nevada and eastward rotation of the Owens Valley since the Pliocene.

  11. Space Radar Image of Owens Valley, California

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    1999-01-01

    This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Owens Valley, near the town of Bishop, California that was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry. Visualizations like this one are helpful to scientists because they clarify the relationships of the different types of surfaces detected by the radar and the shapes of the topographic features such as mountains and valleys. The view is looking southeast along the eastern edge of Owens Valley. The White Mountains are in the center of the image, and the Inyo Mountains loom in the background. The high peaks of the White Mountains rise more than 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) above the valley floor. The runways of the Bishop airport are visible at the right edge of the image. The meandering course of the Owens River and its tributaries appear light blue on the valley floor. Blue areas in the image are smooth, yellow areas are rock outcrops, and brown areas near the mountains are deposits of boulders, gravel and sand known as alluvial fans. The image was constructed by overlaying a color composite radar image on top of a digital elevation map. The radar data were taken by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) on board the space shuttle Endeavour in October 1994. The digital elevation map was produced using radar interferometry, a process in which radar data are acquired on different passes of the space shuttle. The two data passes are compared to obtain elevation information. The elevation data were derived from a 1,500-km-long (930-mile) digital topographic map processed at JPL. Radar image data are draped over the topography to provide the color with the following assignments: red is L-band vertically transmitted, vertically received; green is C-band vertically transmitted, vertically received; and blue is the ratio of C-band vertically transmitted, vertically received to L-band vertically transmitted, vertically received. This image is

  12. Surface slip during large Owens Valley earthquakes

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    Haddon, E.K.; Amos, C.B.; Zielke, O.; Jayko, Angela S.; Burgmann, R.

    2016-01-01

    The 1872 Owens Valley earthquake is the third largest known historical earthquake in California. Relatively sparse field data and a complex rupture trace, however, inhibited attempts to fully resolve the slip distribution and reconcile the total moment release. We present a new, comprehensive record of surface slip based on lidar and field investigation, documenting 162 new measurements of laterally and vertically displaced landforms for 1872 and prehistoric Owens Valley earthquakes. Our lidar analysis uses a newly developed analytical tool to measure fault slip based on cross-correlation of sublinear topographic features and to produce a uniquely shaped probability density function (PDF) for each measurement. Stacking PDFs along strike to form cumulative offset probability distribution plots (COPDs) highlights common values corresponding to single and multiple-event displacements. Lateral offsets for 1872 vary systematically from ∼1.0 to 6.0 m and average 3.3 ± 1.1 m (2σ). Vertical offsets are predominantly east-down between ∼0.1 and 2.4 m, with a mean of 0.8 ± 0.5 m. The average lateral-to-vertical ratio compiled at specific sites is ∼6:1. Summing displacements across subparallel, overlapping rupture traces implies a maximum of 7–11 m and net average of 4.4 ± 1.5 m, corresponding to a geologic Mw ∼7.5 for the 1872 event. We attribute progressively higher-offset lateral COPD peaks at 7.1 ± 2.0 m, 12.8 ± 1.5 m, and 16.6 ± 1.4 m to three earlier large surface ruptures. Evaluating cumulative displacements in context with previously dated landforms in Owens Valley suggests relatively modest rates of fault slip, averaging between ∼0.6 and 1.6 mm/yr (1σ) over the late Quaternary.

  13. Space Radar Image of Owens Valley, California

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    1999-01-01

    This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Owens Valley, near the town of Bishop, California that was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry. Visualizations like this one are helpful to scientists because they clarify the relationships of the different types of surfaces detected by the radar and the shapes of the topographic features such as mountains and valleys. The view is looking southeast along the eastern edge of Owens Valley. The White Mountains are in the center of the image, and the Inyo Mountains loom in the background. The high peaks of the White Mountains rise more than 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) above the valley floor. The runways of the Bishop airport are visible at the right edge of the image. The meandering course of the Owens River and its tributaries appear light blue on the valley floor. Blue areas in the image are smooth, yellow areas are rock outcrops, and brown areas near the mountains are deposits of boulders, gravel and sand known as alluvial fans. The image was constructed by overlaying a color composite radar image on top of a digital elevation map. The radar data were taken by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) on board the space shuttle Endeavour in October 1994. The digital elevation map was produced using radar interferometry, a process in which radar data are acquired on different passes of the space shuttle. The two data passes are compared to obtain elevation information. The elevation data were derived from a 1,500-km-long (930-mile) digital topographic map processed at JPL. Radar image data are draped over the topography to provide the color with the following assignments: red is L-band vertically transmitted, vertically received; green is C-band vertically transmitted, vertically received; and blue is the ratio of C-band vertically transmitted, vertically received to L-band vertically transmitted, vertically received. This image is

  14. SKYLAB (SL)-3 - ASTRONAUT GARRIOTT, OWEN

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    1973-08-09

    S73-32113 (9 Aug. 1973) --- Scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, serves as test subject for the Skylab ?Human Vestibular Function? M131 Experiment, as seen in this photographic reproduction taken from a television transmission made by a color TV camera aboard the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. The objectives of the Skylab M131 experiment are to obtain data pertinent to establishing the validity of measurements of specific behavioral/physiological responses influenced by vestibular activity under one-g and zero-g conditions; to determine man?s adaptability to unusual vestibular conditions and predict habitability of future spacecraft conditions involving reduced gravity and Coriollis forces; and to measure the accuracy and variability in man?s judgment of spatial coordinates based on atypical gravity receptor cues and inadequate visual cues. Photo credit: NASA

  15. Late Quaternary MIS 6-8 shoreline features of pluvial Owens Lake, Owens Valley, eastern California

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    Jayko, A.S.; Bacon, S.N.

    2008-01-01

    The chronologic history of pluvial Owens Lake along the eastern Sierra Nevada in Owens Valley, California, has previously been reported for the interval of time from ca. 25 calibrated ka to the present. However, the age, distribution, and paleoclimatic context of higher-elevation shoreline features have not been formally documented. We describe the location and characteristics of wave-formed erosional and depositional features, as well as fluvial strath terraces that grade into an older shoreline of pluvial Owens Lake. These pluvial-lacustrine features are described between the Olancha area to the south and Poverty Hills area to the north, and they appear to be vertically deformed -20 ?? 4 m across the active oblique-dextral Owens Valley fault zone. They occur at elevations from 1176 to 1182 m along the lower flanks of the Inyo Mountains and Coso Range east of the fault zone to as high as -1204 m west of the fault zone. This relict shoreline, referred to as the 1180 m shoreline, lies -20-40 m higher than the previously documented Last Glacial Maximum shoreline at -1160 m, which occupied the valley during marine isotope stage 2 (MIS 2). Crosscutting relations of wave-formed platforms, notches, and sandy beach deposits, as well as strath terraces on lava flows of the Big Pine volcanic field, bracket the age of the 1180 m shoreline to the time interval between ca. 340 ?? 60 ka and ca. 130 ?? 50 ka. This interval includes marine oxygen isotope stages 8-6 (MIS 8-6), corresponding to 260-240 ka and 185-130 ka, respectively. An additional age estimate for this shoreline is provided by a cosmogenic 36Cl model age of ca. 160 ?? 32 ka on reefal tufa at ???1170 m elevation from the southeastern margin of the valley. This 36Cl model age corroborates the constraining ages based on dated lava flows and refines the lake age to the MIS 6 interval. Documentation of this larger pluvial Owens Lake offers insight to the hydrologic balance along the east side of the southern Sierra

  16. View of Astronaut Owen Garriott in sleep restraints

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    1973-08-08

    SL3-111-1505 (July-September 1973) --- View of scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, in his sleep restraints in the crew quarters of the Orbital Workshop (OWS). Photo credit: NASA

  17. 108. Photocopy of frontispiece in Owen, Hints. MAIN ENTRANCE, NORTH ...

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    108. Photocopy of frontispiece in Owen, Hints. MAIN ENTRANCE, NORTH FRONT, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  18. 107. Photocopy of plate opposite page 104 in Owen, Hints. ...

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    107. Photocopy of plate opposite page 104 in Owen, Hints. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, FROM THE NORTH-EAST - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  19. 112. Photocopy of plate opposite page 43 in Owen, Hints. ...

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    112. Photocopy of plate opposite page 43 in Owen, Hints. CENTRAL SOUTHERN TOWER, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION; FROM THE SOUTH-WEST - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  20. 109. Photocopy of plate opposite page 75 in Owen, Hints. ...

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    109. Photocopy of plate opposite page 75 in Owen, Hints. WEST WING, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION: FROM THE NORTH-EAST - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  1. 110. Photocopy of plate opposite page 19 in Owen, Hints. ...

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    110. Photocopy of plate opposite page 19 in Owen, Hints. CAMPANILE, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, FROM THE NORTH-EAST - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  2. 113. Photocopy of illustration on page 109 in Owen, Hints. ...

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    113. Photocopy of illustration on page 109 in Owen, Hints. SOUTHERN GATEWAY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  3. 111. Photocopy of plate opposite page 108 in Owen, Hints. ...

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    111. Photocopy of plate opposite page 108 in Owen, Hints. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FROM THE SOUTH WEST - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  4. 106. Photocopy of plate opposite pge 99 in Owen, Hints. ...

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    106. Photocopy of plate opposite pge 99 in Owen, Hints. GOTHIC DESIGN FOR SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  5. 2. 1994 AERIAL PERSPECTIVE OF BISHOP CREEK WITH OWENS VALLEY ...

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    2. 1994 AERIAL PERSPECTIVE OF BISHOP CREEK WITH OWENS VALLEY AND WHITE MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND, SOUTH LAKE IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO NORTHEAST - Bishop Creek Hydroelectric System, Bishop Creek, Bishop, Inyo County, CA

  6. Richard Owen and the sea-serpent.

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    Regal, Brian

    2012-06-01

    The well known naturalist, Richard Owen, had a career long engagement with monstrous creatures. In the 1830s he famously christened large fossil reptiles, Dinosauria. He investigated fossil marine reptiles as well as the giant moa. He also looked into the sea-serpents and sea monsters then drawing wide public attention. He actively collected letters and analyzed correspondence on the topic, consulted with the admiralty on reports of Royal Navy encounters and sightings, and commented in the public press. He concluded that such reports were based upon misidentifications of whales and other large marine mammals, and not run-ins with mythological creatures. His work on the sea-serpent shows that rather than discount the idea out of hand, a number of high profile naturalists were intrigued by monsters and attempted to understand what they were. His work is key to understanding the skepticism over monsters held by modern mainstream science. This skepticism opened the field to later amateur investigators. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Owen Martin Phillips (1930-2010)

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    Olson, Peter

    2011-02-01

    Owen Martin Phillips, a pioneer in geophysical fluid dynamics, died at home on 13 October 2010 in Chestertown, Md., at the age of 79. To his many friends and colleagues, Phillips was an inspirational and gracious person who combined a deep intellect, a lively spirit, and a generous heart that matched his passionate interest in the geophysical sciences. Phillips was born on 30 December 1930 in Parramatta, N. S. W., Australia. In 1948 he enrolled in the University of Sydney, where he earned a B.S. in applied mathematics in 1952. That same year, he joined the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University as a research student, where he began to apply to the ocean concepts in turbulent flow recently developed by Andrei Kolmogorov, G. I. Taylor, and George Batchelor. While attending the 1956 celebration of Taylor's seventieth birthday, Phillips heard Fritz Ursell declare that “the process by which ocean waves are generated by the wind cannot be regarded as known.” In 1957 the Journal of Fluid Mechanics contained two remarkable papers offering contrasting theories for ocean wave generation. One paper, by the applied mathematician John Miles (J. Fluid Mech., 2(5), 417-445, 1957), proposed that energy transfer from the air to the sea occurs at a critical layer in the atmosphere boundary layer. The other paper, by Phillips, then 26 years old (J. Fluid Mech., 3(2), 185-204, 1957), proposed that turbulent pressure fluctuations in the wind resonate with propagating ocean waves, forcing them to grow. Together these became known as the Phillips-Miles process, and it was the opening salvo in Phillips's 50-year career of innovative contributions to geophysics through fluid mechanics.

  8. Long Valley Caldera Lake and reincision of Owens River Gorge

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    Hildreth, Wes; Fierstein, Judy

    2016-12-16

    Owens River Gorge, today rimmed exclusively in 767-ka Bishop Tuff, was first cut during the Neogene through a ridge of Triassic granodiorite to a depth as great as its present-day floor and was then filled to its rim by a small basaltic shield at 3.3 Ma. The gorge-filling basalt, 200 m thick, blocked a 5-km-long reach of the upper gorge, diverting the Owens River southward around the shield into Rock Creek where another 200-m-deep gorge was cut through the same basement ridge. Much later, during Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 22 (~900–866 ka), a piedmont glacier buried the diversion and deposited a thick sheet of Sherwin Till atop the basalt on both sides of the original gorge, showing that the basalt-filled reach had not, by then, been reexcavated. At 767 ka, eruption of the Bishop Tuff blanketed the landscape with welded ignimbrite, deeply covering the till, basalt, and granodiorite and completely filling all additional reaches of both Rock Creek canyon and Owens River Gorge. The ignimbrite rests directly on the basalt and till along the walls of Owens Gorge, but nowhere was it inset against either, showing that the basalt-blocked reach had still not been reexcavated. Subsidence of Long Valley Caldera at 767 ka produced a steep-walled depression at least 700 m deeper than the precaldera floor of Owens Gorge, which was beheaded at the caldera’s southeast rim. Caldera collapse reoriented proximal drainages that had formerly joined east-flowing Owens River, abruptly reversing flow westward into the caldera. It took 600,000 years of sedimentation in the 26-km-long, usually shallow, caldera lake to fill the deep basin and raise lake level to its threshold for overflow. Not until then did reestablishment of Owens River Gorge begin, by incision of the gorge-filling ignimbrite.

  9. Hugo A. Owens: dentist, civil rights leader, politician.

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    Rule, James T; Bebeau, Muriel J

    2008-01-01

    For 44 years Dr. Hugo A. Owens was a distinguished practitioner and community leader in Portsmouth, Virginia. Besides his affinity to for dentistry, he was driven by two other passions: politics and civil rights. In 1970 he was one of the first African-Americans elected to the Portsmouth City Council. He was reelected for the next term and appointed Vice Mayor, a position he held for eight years. His political successes were preceded by his activities as a civil rights leader, which began in 1950 and lasted through the 1960s. In a remarkable series of negotiations and litigations, Dr. Owens was the prime mover in the desegregation of the City of Portsmouth. In all three 'careers, Dr. Owens used dentistry as a home base for the expression of his activist philosophy of providing help for others when they were unable to do things for themselves.

  10. Late Pleistocene oscillations of Lake Owens, eastern California

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    Orme, A.J. . Dept. of Geography); Orme, A.R. . Dept. of Geography)

    1993-04-01

    Just before diversion of the Owens River drainage to Los Angeles in 1912--13, Owens Lake had a maximum depth of 14m and covered 290 km[sup 2] at a water-surface elevation of 1,095m. Indeed throughout most of Holocene time, the lake formed the sump for the Owens River drainage, its level fluctuating in response to variable inflow and evaporation. In late Pleistocene time, however, Lake Owens' spilled south towards Lake Searles' on reaching an elevation of 1,145m, at which level the lake was 64m deep and covered 694 km[sup 2]. Aided by radiometric dating, stratigraphic and sedimentological analyses of beach ridges and associated deposits around its northeast margin reveal complex oscillations of Lake Owens between 13,000 and 9,000 years B.P.. Following an earlier high stand, lake level fell until around 13,000 B.P. it rose again to at least 1138m, probably linked to late Wisconsinan glacier melt in the Sierra Nevada. Across the Pleistocene/Holocene transition, lake level fell to around 1100m and then rose to about 1,120m around 9,600 B.P., before falling away during Holocene time. This pattern is consistent with fluctuations in glacier budgets and meltwater regimes, and with late Pleistocene-early Holocene climatic oscillations postulated elsewhere in the region. Correlation with lake-level fluctuations observed at other localities around Owens Lake is complicated by tectonism, but the above sequence invites comparison with the detailed record obtained from Searles Lake farther south.

  11. MSFC Assessment of Owens-Illinois SUNPAK Collector Problems

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    Wiesenmaier, B. L.

    1978-01-01

    An in-depth assessment is presented of problems encountered with the Owens-Illinois SUNPAK collector installed in several ERDA solar system demonstration sites. Analysis and independent tests of the collector in the MSFC Solar Simulator where the system failure conditions were duplicated are included. The basic design of the SUNPAK collector was shown to be sound; however, material limitations dictate that near-term applications constraints be recognized by system designers. MSFC recommendations were presented to ERDA in March 1977. Subsequent retrofit activity by Owens-Illinois appears to have been effective in demonstrating the integrity of the SUNPAK collector.

  12. Richard Owen on the mind/body problem.

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    Balari, Sergio; Lorenzo, Guillermo

    2013-01-01

    Contrary to the received view of Richard Owen as a Platonic and conservative naturalist, we document that he held a radically physicalist worldview that extended to so tough a matter as the Mind/Body Problem. We argue that if viewed from the perspective of his overall comparative project, Owen's reflections on the nature of mind at the end of volume III of On the anatomy of vertebrates can be read as an anticipation of some of the main tenets of the Brain State Theory of mind developed since the mid 20th century.

  13. Education and Utopia: Robert Owen and Charles Fourier

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    Leopold, David

    2011-01-01

    The aims of education, and the appropriate means of realising them, are a recurring preoccupation of utopian authors. The utopian socialists Robert Owen (1771-1858) and Charles Fourier (1772-1837) both place human nature at the core of their educational views, and both see education as central to their wider objective of social and political…

  14. Astronaut Owen Garriott trims hair of Astronaut Alan Bean

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    1973-01-01

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, trims the hair of Astronaut Alan L. Bean, commander, in this on-board photograph from the Skylab Orbital Workshop (OWS). Bean holds a vacuum hose to gather in loose hair.

  15. MIDDLE GORGE POWER PLANT, OWENS RIVER STREAM FLOWING OVER TAIL ...

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    MIDDLE GORGE POWER PLANT, OWENS RIVER STREAM FLOWING OVER TAIL RACE OF POWER PLANT AND PENSTOCK HEADGATE TO LOWER GORGE CONTROL PLANT. A MINIMAL FLOW OF RIVER WATER IS REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN FISH LIFE - Los Angeles Aqueduct, Middle Gorge Power Plant, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  16. Astronaut Owen Garriott trims hair of Astronaut Alan Bean

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    1973-01-01

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, trims the hair of Astronaut Alan L. Bean, commander, in this on-board photograph from the Skylab Orbital Workshop (OWS). Bean holds a vacuum hose to gather in loose hair.

  17. 64. VIEW NORTH UP OWENS VALLEY, SOUTH OF HAIWEE COMPLEX, ...

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    64. VIEW NORTH UP OWENS VALLEY, SOUTH OF HAIWEE COMPLEX, 935 AND AQUEDUCT GOING UP MIDDLE OF PICTURE SPACE - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  18. 63. VIEW NORTH UP OWENS VALLEY, SOUTH OF HAIWEE COMPLEX, ...

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    63. VIEW NORTH UP OWENS VALLEY, SOUTH OF HAIWEE COMPLEX, 395 AND AQUEDUCT GOING UP MIDDLE OF PICTURE SPACE - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  19. Next-Generation Bibliographic Manager: An Interview with Trevor Owens

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    Morrison, James L.; Owens, Trevor

    2008-01-01

    James Morrison's interview with Trevor Owens explores Zotero, a free, open-source bibliographic tool that works as a Firefox plug-in. Previous bibliographic software, such as EndNote or Refworks, worked either online or offline to collect references and citations. Zotero leverages the power of the browser to allow users to work either online or…

  20. Astronaut Owen Garriott at the Apollo Telescope Mount console

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    1973-08-08

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot of the Skylab 3 mission, is stationed at the Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM) console in the Multiple Docking Adapter of the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. From this console the astronauts actively control the ATM solar physics telescope.

  1. Hippocampus minor, calcar avis, and the Huxley-Owen debate.

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    Owen, Christopher M; Howard, Allyson; Binder, Devin K

    2009-12-01

    On the bicentennial of Darwin's birth, we describe the origin of the calcar avis and summarize the debate around this structure, which played a central role in the evolution debate in the mid-19th century. We performed a comprehensive review of relevant neuroanatomic literature, bibliographic sources, and 19th century primary sources. Once known as the hippocampus minor, the structure now known as the calcar avis is an involution of the ventricular wall produced by the calcarine fissure. A heated debate raged between 2 prominent scientific theorists, Sir Richard Owen and Thomas Henry Huxley, over the presence of the hippocampus minor in apes versus humans. Owen put forward the lack of an identifiable hippocampus minor in humans as part of an attempt to debunk evolution. A bitter personal and academic rivalry ensued, as Huxley conducted his own dissections to refute Owen's claims. Huxley ultimately dismantled Owen's premises, securing the epithet "Darwin's bulldog" for his defense of the theory of evolution. Thus, this relatively obscure neuroanatomic landmark served as a pivotal point of contention in the most popularized and acrimonious evolutionary debate of the 19th century.

  2. Next-Generation Bibliographic Manager: An Interview with Trevor Owens

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    Morrison, James L.; Owens, Trevor

    2008-01-01

    James Morrison's interview with Trevor Owens explores Zotero, a free, open-source bibliographic tool that works as a Firefox plug-in. Previous bibliographic software, such as EndNote or Refworks, worked either online or offline to collect references and citations. Zotero leverages the power of the browser to allow users to work either online or…

  3. Education and Utopia: Robert Owen and Charles Fourier

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    Leopold, David

    2011-01-01

    The aims of education, and the appropriate means of realising them, are a recurring preoccupation of utopian authors. The utopian socialists Robert Owen (1771-1858) and Charles Fourier (1772-1837) both place human nature at the core of their educational views, and both see education as central to their wider objective of social and political…

  4. 1. VIEW SOUTH OF PRINCIPLE OWENS RIVER DIVERSION GATES. NATURAL ...

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    1. VIEW SOUTH OF PRINCIPLE OWENS RIVER DIVERSION GATES. NATURAL CHANNEL OF RIVER BED WOULD BRING FLOW OF RIVER THROUGH GATES BENEATH WALK RAILS IN MIDDLE OF PICTURE. RIVER IS DIVERTED TO RIGHT FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. - Los Angeles Aqueduct, Aqueduct Intake, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  5. Preliminary evaluation of the hydrogeologic system in Owens Valley, California

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    Danskin, W.R.

    1988-01-01

    A preliminary, two-layer, steady-state, groundwater flow model was used to evaluate present data and hydrologic concepts of Owens Valley, California. Simulations of the groundwater system indicate that areas where water levels are most affected by changes in recharge and discharge are near toes of alluvial fans and along the edge of permeable volcanic deposits. Sensitivity analysis for each model parameter shows that steady state simulations are most sensitive to uncertainties in evapotranspiration rates. Tungsten Hills, Poverty Hills, and Alabama Hills were found to act as virtually impermeable barriers to groundwater flow. Accurate simulation of the groundwater system between Bishop and Lone Pine appears to be possible without simulating the groundwater system in Round Valley, near Owens Lake, or in aquifer materials more than 1,000 ft below land surface. Although vast amounts of geologic and hydrologic data have been collected for Owens Valley, many parts of the hydrogeologic system have not been defined with sufficient detail to answer present water management questions. Location and extent of geologic materials that impede the vertical movement of water are poorly documented. The likely range of aquifer characteristics, except vertical hydraulic conductivity, is well known, but spatial distribution of these characteristics is not well documented. A set of consistent water budgets is needed, including one for surface water, groundwater, and the entire valley. The largest component of previous water budgets (evapotranspiration) is largely unverified. More definitive estimates of local gains and losses for Owens River are needed. Although groundwater pumpage from each well is measured, the quantity of withdrawal from different zones of permeable material has not been defined. (USGS)

  6. Overview of water resources in Owens Valley, California

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    Rogers, L.S.

    1987-01-01

    In 1982-84, a water resources appraisal of Owens Valley was made by using available hydrologic information. Results of the appraisal provided an overview of water resources in Owens Valley; a better understanding of the groundwater system; and a framework for additional studies. Owens Valley is in east-central California and is the major source of water supply for the city of Los Angeles, located 233 mi to the south. Since 1913, with the completion of the first aqueduct, surface water has been diverted from the Owens River to Los Angeles. In 1970, a second Aqueduct was completed. Groundwater pumping was increased to supplement the water needed for the increasing population in Los Angeles. Most of the outflow of water from Owens Valley is from exports via the aqueduct system and by evapotranspiration loss; principal sources of water are runoff, inflow from Pleasant Valley Reservoir, and precipitation. Streamflow from the Sierra Nevada is a source of tremendous quantities of water to the valley. Pumping from more than 90 pump-equipped wells averaged about 98,000 acre-ft/yr from 1971 to 1983, but it was generally < 10,000 acre-ft/yr from 1932 to 1970, except during dry years. Groundwater pumping is primarily from deep wells adjacent to the volcanic rocks near Big Pine. Wells completed in the volcanic rocks yield large quantities of groundwater. Water level fluctuations in deep wells indicate a direct correlation with groundwater pumpage. Fluctuations in shallow wells are affected not only by pumping, but also by evapotranspiration and precipitation. The cause-and-effect relation of water level fluctuations in deep and shallow wells is not well understood and is partly the subject of a 5-yr study currently being conducted by Inyo County, the city of Los Angeles, and the U.S. Geological Survey, which emphasizes: (1) vegetation, (2) plant survivability, and (3) groundwater. It is hoped that this study will better define the quantity and availability of groundwater in the

  7. Craddock & Owen vs Kraepelin: 85 years late, mesmerised by "polygenes".

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    Crow, T J

    2008-08-01

    The case for replacing the binary Kraepelinian system with a continuum concept originated with Kraepelin [Kraepelin, E. (1920) Die Erscheinungsformen des Irreseins (translated by H Marshall as: Patterns of mental disorder. In: Themes and Variations in European Psychiatry. Eds S.R. Hirsch & M. Shepherd. Wright, Bristol, pp7-30, l974). Zeitschrift Gesamte Neurologie Psychiatrie, vol. 62, 1-29.], and is based upon studies of familial aggregation and phenomenology. Craddock and Owen's [Craddock, N.J., Owen, M.J. (2007) Rethinking psychosis: the disadvantages of a dichotomous classification now outweigh the advantages. World Psychiatry 6: 20-27.] claim for the "beginning of the end for the Kraepelinian dichotomy" on the basis of linkage and association is undermined by un-replicability of findings across studies (Crow, T.J. (2007) How and why genetic linkage has not solved the problem of psychosis: review and hypothesis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 13-21). Absence of evidence of linkage is consistent with the concept that the variation is epigenetic in form rather than DNA sequence-based. But what are the dimensions that underly the continuum? The BBC Internet survey (Peters, M., Reimers, S., Manning, J.T. (2006) Hand preference for writing and associations with selected demographic and behavioral variables in 255,100 subjects: the BBC internet study. Brain and Cognition 62, 177-189), reinforces the concept that lateralisation is a major and sex-dependent dimension of human variation in verbal and spatial ability: twin studies indicate that inter-individual variation in dominance for language is epigenetic and the paternal age effect can be similarly explained. Thus an epigenetic imprint, arising in relation to the sapiens specific torque and persisting over one or two generations is a better fit to the genetics of the psychotic continuum than Craddock and Owen's elusive "polygenic" variations.

  8. Astronaut Owen Garriott trims hair of Astronaut Alan Bean

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    1973-08-19

    SL3-108-1292 (19 Aug. 1973) --- Scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, trims the hair of astronaut Alan L. Bean, commander, in this onboard photograph from the Skylab Orbital Workshop (OWS) in Earth orbit. Astronaut Jack R. Lousma, pilot, took this picture with a 35mm Nikon camera. Bean holds a vacuum hose to gather in loose hair. The crew of the second manned Skylab flight went on to successfully complete 59 days aboard the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. Photo credit: NASA

  9. Astronaut Owen Garriott reconstitutes pre-packaged container of food

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    1973-01-01

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, reconstitutes a pre-packaged container of food at the crew quarters ward room table of the Orbital Workshop (OWS) of the Skylab space station cluster. This picture was taken with a hand-held 35mm Nikon camera. Note the knife and fork on the food tray and the utensil with which Garriott stirs the food mixed with water. Skylab is the first manned space program by NASA which affords the crewmen an opportunity to eat with the same type utensils used on Earth.

  10. Astronaut Owen Garriott lies in Lower Body Negative Pressure Device

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    1973-01-01

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot, lies in the Lower Body Negative Pressure Device (LBNPD) in the work and experiments area of the Orbital Workshop (OWS) crew quarters of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. The LBNPD (M092) Experiment is to provide information concerning the time course of cardiovascular adaptation during flight and to provide inflight data for predicting the degress of orthostatic intolerance and impairment of physical capacity to be expected upon return to Earth environment. The bicycle ergometer is in the right foreground.

  11. Astronaut Owen Garriott lies in Lower Body Negative Pressure Device

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    1973-01-01

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot, lies in the Lower Body Negative Pressure Device (LBNPD) in the work and experiments area of the Orbital Workshop (OWS) crew quarters of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. The LBNPD (M092) Experiment is to provide information concerning the time course of cardiovascular adaptation during flight and to provide inflight data for predicting the degress of orthostatic intolerance and impairment of physical capacity to be expected upon return to Earth environment. The bicycle ergometer is in the right foreground.

  12. Core OL-92 from Owens Lake, southeast California

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    Smith, George I.; Bischoff, James L.

    1993-01-01

    The drilling project at Owens Lake commenced in April, 1991. This Open-File Report represents an effort to make available to other researchers our preliminary data collected during the first year of study following completion of the core-drilling phase. Nineteen data collections and preliminary interpretations are presented in the following sections. They are the work of fifteen first-authors and their numerous co-authors. Broadly, their topics include a field log of the core (1 contribution), sedimentological analyses (1), clay- mineral identification (1), geochemical analyses (5), dating and age estimates of the cored sediments (4), and identifications of fossil materials (7).

  13. "Education for Citizenship" and the New Moral World of Robert Owen.

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    McLaren, David J.

    2000-01-01

    Examines the relationship between education and citizenship in the quest for a moral "new world order" in two Scottish communitarian villages established by social reformer Robert Owen in the early 1800s. Draws parallels to current debates, focusing on Owen's rhetoric about justice and equality while maintaining paternalistic authority…

  14. Robert Owen: A Historiographic Study of a Pioneer of Human Resource Development

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    Hatcher, Tim

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the ideals and activities of the nineteenth century Welsh industrialist and reformer Robert Owen (1771-1858), and how they informed modern human resource development (HRD) concepts and practices and provided evidence of Owen as a HRD pioneer. Design/methodology/approach: Historiography provided…

  15. Robert Owen: A Historiographic Study of a Pioneer of Human Resource Development

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    Hatcher, Tim

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the ideals and activities of the nineteenth century Welsh industrialist and reformer Robert Owen (1771-1858), and how they informed modern human resource development (HRD) concepts and practices and provided evidence of Owen as a HRD pioneer. Design/methodology/approach: Historiography provided…

  16. Positive versus Negative Perfectionism in Psychopathology: A Comment on Slade and Owens's Dual Process Model

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    Flett, Gordon L.; Hewitt, Paul L.

    2006-01-01

    This article reviews the concepts of positive and negative perfectionism and the dual process model of perfectionism outlined by Slade and Owens (1998). The authors acknowledge that the dual process model represents a conceptual advance in the study of perfectionism and that Slade and Owens should be commended for identifying testable hypotheses…

  17. "Education for Citizenship" and the New Moral World of Robert Owen.

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    McLaren, David J.

    2000-01-01

    Examines the relationship between education and citizenship in the quest for a moral "new world order" in two Scottish communitarian villages established by social reformer Robert Owen in the early 1800s. Draws parallels to current debates, focusing on Owen's rhetoric about justice and equality while maintaining paternalistic authority…

  18. Positive versus Negative Perfectionism in Psychopathology: A Comment on Slade and Owens's Dual Process Model

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    Flett, Gordon L.; Hewitt, Paul L.

    2006-01-01

    This article reviews the concepts of positive and negative perfectionism and the dual process model of perfectionism outlined by Slade and Owens (1998). The authors acknowledge that the dual process model represents a conceptual advance in the study of perfectionism and that Slade and Owens should be commended for identifying testable hypotheses…

  19. Geology and water resources of Owens Valley, California

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    Hollett, Kenneth J.; Danskin, Wesley R.; McCaffrey, William F.; Walti, Caryl L.

    1991-01-01

    Owens Valley, a long, narrow valley located along the east flank of the Sierra Nevada in east-central California, is the main source of water for the city of Los Angeles. The city diverts most of the surface water in the valley into the Owens River-Los Angeles Aqueduct system, which transports the water more than 200 miles south to areas of distribution and use. Additionally, ground water is pumped or flows from wells to supplement the surface-water diversions to the river-aqueduct system. Pumpage from wells needed to supplement water export has increased since 1970, when a second aqueduct was put into service, and local concerns have been expressed that the increased pumpage may have had a detrimental effect on the environment and the indigenous alkaline scrub and meadow plant communities in the valley. The scrub and meadow communities depend on soil moisture derived from precipitation and the unconfined part of a multilayered aquifer system. This report, which describes the hydrogeology of the aquifer system and the water resources of the valley, is one in a series designed to (1) evaluate the effects that groundwater pumping has on scrub and meadow communities and (2) appraise alternative strategies to mitigate any adverse effects caused by, pumping. Two principal topographic features are the surface expression of the geologic framework--the high, prominent mountains on the east and west sides of the valley and the long, narrow intermountain valley floor. The mountains are composed of sedimentary, granitic, and metamorphic rocks, mantled in part by volcanic rocks as well as by glacial, talus, and fluvial deposits. The valley floor is underlain by valley fill that consists of unconsolidated to moderately consolidated alluvial fan, transition-zone, glacial and talus, and fluvial and lacustrine deposits. The valley fill also includes interlayered recent volcanic flows and pyroclastic rocks. The bedrock surface beneath the valley fill is a narrow, steep-sided graben

  20. Astronaut Owen Garriott lies in Lower Body Negative Pressure Device

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    1973-08-06

    SL3-108-1278 (July-September 1973) --- Scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot of the Skylab 3 mission, lies in the Lower Body Negative Pressure Device in the work and experiments area of the Orbital Workshop (OWS) crew quarters of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. This picture was taken with a hand-held 35mm Nikon camera. Astronauts Garriott, Alan L. Bean and Jack R. Lousma remained with the Skylab space station in orbit for 59 days conducting numerous medical, scientific and technological experiments. The LBNPD (MO92) Experiment is to provide information concerning the time course of cardiovascular adaptation during flight, and to provide in-flight data for predicting the degree of orthostatic intolerance and impairment of physical capacity to be expected upon return to Earth environment. The bicycle ergometer is in the right foreground. Photo credit: NASA

  1. Estimating soil matric potential in Owens Valley, California

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    Sorenson, Stephen K.; Miller, R.F.; Welch, M.R.; Groeneveld, D.P.; Branson, F.A.

    1988-01-01

    Much of the floor of the Owens Valley, California, is covered with alkaline scrub and alkaline meadow plant communities, whose existence is dependent partly on precipitation and partly on water infiltrated into the rooting zone from the shallow water table. The extent to which these plant communities are capable of adapting to and surviving fluctuations in the water table depends on physiological adaptations of the plants and on the water content, matric potential characteristics of the soils. Two methods were used to estimate soil matric potential in test sites in Owens Valley. The first was the filter-paper method, which uses water content of filter papers equilibrated to water content of soil samples taken with a hand auger. The other method of estimating soil matric potential was a modeling approach based on data from this and previous investigations. These data indicate that the base 10 logarithm of soil matric potential is a linear function of gravimetric soil water content for a particular soil. Estimates of soil water characteristic curves were made at two sites by averaging the gravimetric soil water content and soil matric potential values from multiple samples at 0.1 m depths derived by using the hand auger and filter paper method and entering these values in the soil water model. The characteristic curves then were used to estimate soil matric potential from estimates of volumetric soil water content derived from neutron-probe readings. Evaluation of the modeling technique at two study sites indicated that estimates of soil matric potential within 0.5 pF units of the soil matric potential value derived by using the filter paper method could be obtained 90 to 95% of the time in soils where water content was less than field capacity. The greatest errors occurred at depths where there was a distinct transition between soils of different textures. (Lantz-PTT)

  2. Estimating soil matric potential in Owens Valley, California

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    Sorenson, Stephen K.; Miller, Reuben F.; Welch, Michael R.; Groeneveld, David P.; Branson, Farrel A.

    1989-01-01

    Much of the floor of Owens Valley, California, is covered with alkaline scrub and alkaline meadow plant communities, whose existence is dependent partly on precipitation and partly on water infiltrated into the rooting zone from the shallow water table. The extent to which these plant communities are capable of adapting to and surviving fluctuations in the water table depends on physiological adaptations of the plants and on the water content, matric potential characteristics of the soils. Two methods were used to estimate soil matric potential in test sites in Owens Valley. The first, the filter-paper method, uses water content of filter papers equilibrated to water content of soil samples taken with a hand auger. The previously published calibration relations used to estimate soil matric potential from the water content of the filter papers were modified on the basis of current laboratory data. The other method of estimating soil matric potential was a modeling approach based on data from this and previous investigations. These data indicate that the base-10 logarithm of soil matric potential is a linear function of gravimetric soil water content for a particular soil. The slope and intercepts of this function vary with the texture and saturation capacity of the soil. Estimates of soil water characteristic curves were made at two sites by averaging the gravimetric soil water content and soil matric potential values from multiple samples at 0.1-m depth intervals derived by using the hand auger and filter-paper method and entering these values in the soil water model. The characteristic curves then were used to estimate soil matric potential from estimates of volumetric soil water content derived from neutron-probe readings. Evaluation of the modeling technique at two study sites indicated that estimates of soil matric potential within 0.5 pF units of the soil matric potential value derived by using the filter-paper method could be obtained 90 to 95 percent of the

  3. New GPS Constraints On Owens Valley Fault Slip Rates

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    Jha, S.; Hammond, W. C.; Kreemer, C. W.; Blewitt, G.

    2009-12-01

    The Owens Valley fault (OVF) is one of several north- to northwest-striking faults that collectively accommodate ~10 mm/yr of dextral shear and extension across the southern Walker Lane/Eastern California Shear Zone (SWL). This zone, which lies east of the San Andreas Fault system and the Sierra Nevada microplate and north of the Garlock Fault, accommodates 20-25% of the Pacific/North America relative plate motion. The OVF strikes subparallel to principal regional faults to the east, including the Panamint Valley, Death Valley, and Fish Lake Valley fault zones, and is the site of an M 7.5 earthquake in 1872. Fault slip rates are a key input into seismic hazard modeling and can be estimated from GPS measurements that quantify the rate and pattern of interseismic crustal deformation. Earlier geodetic estimates based on campaign GPS are between ~2-8.5 mm/yr, while geologic estimates range from ~1 to 4 mm/yr. In the past several years, GPS constraints on crustal deformation of the SWL has improved though the southward extension of the MAGNET GPS network with 3 campaigns extending the time series to 4 years from 2005 to 2009, installation of EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, and longer time series on stations of the Basin and Range GPS network. These data have been analyzed using GIPSY-OASIS II with recently reprocessed orbits from the IGS analysis center at JPL. Our GPS processing now includes satellite and station antenna calibrations, random-walk tropospheric zenith delay and gradients using the GMF mapping function, second-order ionospheric corrections, global-scale ambiguity resolution using our custom Ambizap software, and our custom Great Basin spatially-filtered reference frame. These improved measurements justify a new look at rates across the OVF. We present a revised estimate for the slip rate by applying a block modeling methodology constrained by the new GPS data. Since the GPS data in this region are suspected to contain transient signals from post

  4. Matuyama/Brunhes Polarity Transition in Owens Lake, CA, Sediment

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    Liddicoat, Joseph; Kravchinsky, Vadim

    2014-05-01

    The complexity of the Matuyama/Brunhes (M/B) polarity transition is becoming better understood from investigations of volcanic rocks (Coe et al., 2004), loess (Jin et al., 2012; Evans et al., 2011; Kravchinsky, 2013), and marine (Clement and Opdyke, 1982; Hartl and Tauxe, 1996; Macri et al., 2010) and lacustrine (Valet et al., 1988; Sagnotti et al., 2013) sediments. The transition appears to include a brief interval of normal polarity prior to the entry into the Brunhes Normal Chron (Coe et al., 2004; Jin et al., 2012; Evans et al., 2011), and the transition has Virtual Geomagnetic Poles rapidly moving from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere (Coe et al., 2004; Jin et al., 2012; Evans et al., 2011; Sagnotti et al., 2013). The M/B polarity transition is recorded in exposed Pleistocene lake sediments near Bishop, CA, where the brief interval of normal polarity noted above is present and the change from full reverse to full normal polarity occurs rapidly. The brief interval of normal polarity is recorded at two sites separated laterally by about 150 m and is in single hand samples measured at vertical spacing of 2.0-2.5 cm using six samples per measured level and alternating field demagnetization at 20 mT (Liddicoat, 1993, Table 1 and Fig. 8). The siltstone is unweathered glacial flour from the Sierra Nevada that borders the western side of Owens Valley where the sediments were deposited in Owens Lake. In the siltstone, the majority of the samples have a percentage of about 60 percent where the grain diameter is less than 63 micrometres, and in those samples there is about a five percent fraction when the diameter is two micrometres or less. The Total Inorganic Carbon in most samples is about 0.25 percent (Bergeron, 2013), and magnetite is the dominant carrier of the magnetization (Liddicoat, 1993). The palaeomagnetic directions recording the terminus of the full M/B transition, which occurs before the field intensity is completely recovered, spans no

  5. Anaerobic decomposition of cellulose by allcaliphilic microbial Community of Owens Lake, California

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    Pikuta, Elena V.; Itoh, Takashi; Hoover, Richard B.

    2005-01-01

    The study of communities of microbial extremophiles from anaerobic sediments of Owens Lake and Mono Lake in California has established the presence of active microbial cellulolytic processes in both lakes. The prior study of the microbial diversity in Mono Lake showed that the trophic chain of organic decomposition includes secondary anaerobes that were found to be previously unknown species (Spirochaeta americana, Tindallia californiensis, and Desulfonatronum thiodismutans). And as we published earlier, the secondary anaerobes of Owens Lakes were morphologically very similar to those of Mono Lake. However, continuing comparison of the physiology and genetics has led to the conclusion that some links of organic decomposition in the trophic chain of Owens Lake are represented by different unknown species. A new isolate of a sugarlytic spirochete from Owens Lake, which was morphologically very similar to S. americana isolated from Mono Lake, was found to have different metabolic capacity such as the lack of capability to produce hydrogen during glucose fermentation. Furthermore, from the same bacterial community (from Owens Lake) another sugarlytic spore-forming alkaliphile (strain SCA) was isolated in pure culture. Here we discuss the geology and chemistry of Owens Lake as a unique ecosystem of Astrobiological significance. This paper also presents some of the characteristics for the novel isolates and describes their participation in the process of cellulose degradation.

  6. Anaerobic decomposition of cellulose by allcaliphilic microbial Community of Owens Lake, California

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    Pikuta, Elena V.; Itoh, Takashi; Hoover, Richard B.

    2005-01-01

    The study of communities of microbial extremophiles from anaerobic sediments of Owens Lake and Mono Lake in California has established the presence of active microbial cellulolytic processes in both lakes. The prior study of the microbial diversity in Mono Lake showed that the trophic chain of organic decomposition includes secondary anaerobes that were found to be previously unknown species (Spirochaeta americana, Tindallia californiensis, and Desulfonatronum thiodismutans). And as we published earlier, the secondary anaerobes of Owens Lakes were morphologically very similar to those of Mono Lake. However, continuing comparison of the physiology and genetics has led to the conclusion that some links of organic decomposition in the trophic chain of Owens Lake are represented by different unknown species. A new isolate of a sugarlytic spirochete from Owens Lake, which was morphologically very similar to S. americana isolated from Mono Lake, was found to have different metabolic capacity such as the lack of capability to produce hydrogen during glucose fermentation. Furthermore, from the same bacterial community (from Owens Lake) another sugarlytic spore-forming alkaliphile (strain SCA) was isolated in pure culture. Here we discuss the geology and chemistry of Owens Lake as a unique ecosystem of Astrobiological significance. This paper also presents some of the characteristics for the novel isolates and describes their participation in the process of cellulose degradation.

  7. Science with the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array

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    Nita, Gelu M.; Gary, Dale E.; Fleishman, Gregory D.; Chen, Bin; White, Stephen M.; Hurford, Gordon J.; McTiernan, James; Hickish, Jack; Yu, Sijie; Nelin, Kjell B.

    2017-08-01

    The Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA) is a solar-dedicated radio array that makes images and spectra of the full Sun on a daily basis. Our main science goals are to understand the basic physics of solar activity, such as how the Sun releases stored magnetic energy on timescales of seconds, and how that solar activity, in the form of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, influences the Earth and near-Earth space environment, through disruptions of communication and navigation systems, and effects on satellites and systems on the ground. The array, which is composed out of thirteen 2.1 m dishes and two 27 m dishes (used only for calibration), has a footprint of 1.1 km EW x 1.2 km NS and it is capable of producing, every second, microwave images at two polarizations and 500 science channels spanning the 1-18 GHz frequency range. Such ability to make multi-frequency images of the Sun in this broad range of frequencies, with a frequency dependent resolution ranging from ˜53” at 1 GHz to ˜3”at 18 GHz, is unique in the world. Here we present an overview of the EOVSA instrument and a first set of science-quality active region and solar flare images produced from data taken during April 2017.This research is supported by NSF grant AST-1615807 and NASA grant NNX14AK66G to New Jersey Institute of Technology.

  8. Astronaut Owen Garriott - Test Subject - Human Vestibular Function Experiment

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    1973-08-09

    S73-34171 (9 Aug. 1973) --- Scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, serves as test subject for the Skylab ?Human Vestibular Function? M131 Experiment, as seen in this photographic reproduction taken from a television transmission made by a color TV camera aboard the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. The objectives of the Skylab M131 experiment are to obtain data pertinent to establishing the validity of measurements of specific behavioral/physiological responses influenced by vestibular activity under one-g and zero-g conditions; to determine man?s adaptability to unusual vestibular conditions and predict habitability of future spacecraft conditions involving reduced gravity and Coriollis forces; and to measure the accuracy and variability in man?s judgment of spatial coordinates based on atypical gravity receptor cues and inadequate visual cures. Dr. Garriott is seated in the experiment?s litter chair which can rotate the test subject at predetermined rotational velocity or programmed acceleration/decelerational profile. Photo credit: NASA

  9. Early Observations with the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array

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    Gary, Dale E.

    2016-05-01

    The Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA) is a newly expanded and upgraded, solar-dedicated radio array consisting of 13 antennas of 2.1 m diameter equipped with receivers designed to cover the 1-18 GHz frequency range. Two large (27-m diameter) dishes are being outfitted with He-cooled receivers for use in calibration of the small dishes. During 2015, the array obtained observations from dozens of flares in total power mode on 8 antennas. Since February 2016, it has begun taking solar data on all 13 small antennas with full interferometric correlations, as well as calibration observations with the first of the two large antennas equipped with its He-cooled receiver. The second He-cooled receiver is nearly complete, and will be available around the time of the meeting. We briefly review the commissioning activities leading up to full operations, including polarization and gain measurements and calibration methods, and resulting measures of array performance. We then present some early imaging observations with the array, emphasizing the remarkable temporal and spectral resolution of the instrument, together with joint RHESSI hard X-ray and SDO EUV observations.

  10. Tectonic tilting of the northern Owens Valley, California

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    Pinter, N.; Keller, E.A. . Dept. of Geological Sciences)

    1992-01-01

    Tectonic rotation is characteristic of active deformation in many of the structural basins of the Basin and Range. The Owens Valley (OV) is the most western basin of the province. The structure, stratigraphy, and geomorphology of the northern OV suggest that there has been active eastward tilting of the valley throughout at least the late Quaternary. A series of analytical techniques are developed here which quantify the age, rate, and character of deformation. The geomorphic clock'' of the northern OV was reset 738,000 years ago by the unroofing of Long Valley Caldera, just to the north, and the emplacement of the Bishop Tuff ignimbrite sheet. Since that time, cooling joints in the tuff and channels cut into the surface of the sheet have been reoriented, and fluvial terraces and alluvial fans have been tilted. Each of these analyses have the same solution--a net down-to-the-east rotation of the valley block at a mean rate of 0.8--1.0[degree]/Ma. Other indicators of tilt support this solution: fluvial and lacustrine strata at the type-locality of the Glass Mountain ashes dip approximately 1[degree] to the east; and gravity measurements of basement geometry demonstrate a dip of 11.0--13.7[degree] eastward. Extrapolating a uniform rate of tilt, the dip of the basement suggest that sedimentation in the OV began in the late Miocene. The character of deformation across the study area is consistent with motion on the Coyote warp anticlinal trend, near the base of the Sierra Nevada. The author propose that the Coyote warp has acted as a tectonic hinge, accommodating westward rotation of the Sierra Nevada and eastward rotation of the northern OV.

  11. Sedimentary record of the 1872 earthquake and "Tsunami" at Owens Lake, southeast California

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    Smoot, J.P.; Litwin, R.J.; Bischoff, J.L.; Lund, S.J.

    2000-01-01

    In 1872, a magnitude 7.5-7.7 earthquake vertically offset the Owens Valley fault by more than a meter. An eyewitness reported a large wave on the surface of Owens Lake, presumably initiated by the earthquake. Physical evidence of this event is found in cores and trenches from Owens Lake, including soft-sediment deformation and fault offsets. A graded pebbly sand truncates these features, possibly over most of the lake floor, reflecting the "tsunami" wave. Confirmation of the timing of the event is provided by abnormally high lead concentrations in the sediment immediately above and below these proposed earthquake deposits derived from lead-smelting plants that operated near the eastern lake margin from 1869-1876. The bottom velocity in the deepest part of the lake needed to transport the coarsest grain sizes in the graded pebbly sand provides an estimate of the minimum initial 'tsunami' wave height at 37 cm. This is less than the wave height calculated from long-wave numerical models (about 55 cm) using average fault displacement during the earthquake. Two other graded sand deposits associated with soft-sediment deformation in the Owens Lake record are less than 3000 years old, and are interpreted as evidence of older earthquake and tsunami events. Offsets of the Owens Valley fault elsewhere in the valley indicate that at least two additional large earthquakes occurred during the Holocene, which is consistent with our observations in this lacustrine record.

  12. Deconstructing multicultural counseling competencies research: comment on Owen, Leach, Wampold, and Rodolfa (2011).

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    Worthington, Roger L; Dillon, Frank R

    2011-01-01

    The present article offers a commentary and critique of the research presented by J. Owen, M. M. Leach, B. Wampold and E. Rodolfa (2011). Given the complexity of the research methodology, findings, and conclusions, the authors provide a concise summary of findings, study limitations, and conclusions followed by a detailed critique of the study. The authors respect and appreciate the ambitious efforts made by Owen et al. to address gaps in the literature regarding outcome research using client ratings of counselors' multicultural counseling competencies (MCCs). The authors provide a critical analysis of some of J. Owen et al.'s specific conclusions and offer alternative conclusions based on conceptual and methodological bases. The authors use the opportunity to comment on this study as a means of advancing recommendations regarding future research on MCCs that might contribute to substantive revisions to the long-standing theoretical foundation in this area.

  13. Anaerobic decomposition of cellulose by alkaliphilic microbial community of Owens Lake, California

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    Pikuta, Elena V.; Itoh, Takashi; Hoover, Richard B.

    2005-09-01

    The study of alkaliphilic microbial communities from anaerobic sediments of Owens and Mono Lakes in California has established the presence of active microbial cellulolytic processes in both studied lakes. The prior study of the microbial diversity of anaerobes in Mono Lake showed that the trophic chain of organic decomposition includes secondary anaerobes that previously were found to be unknown species (Spirochaeta americana, Tindallia californiensis, and Desulfonatronum thiodismutans). As we published earlier, the secondary anaerobes of Owens Lake morphologically were found to be very similar to those of Mono Lake. However, detailed comparison of the physiology and genetics has led to the conclusion that some links of organic decomposition in the trophic chain of the Owens Lake community are represented by a different unknown species. A new isolate of a sugarlytics free-living spirochete from Owens Lake ASpC2, which morphologically was similar to S. americana AspG1T isolated from Mono Lake, was found to have a different metabolic capacity such as the lack of capability to produce hydrogen during the fermentation of sugars. Furthermore, from the same microbial community of Owens Lake, another sugarlytics spore-forming alkaliphilic strain SCA was isolated in pure culture and described. Here we discuss the universal structure of the microbial community, types of microbial communities, review some hypothesis about Earth's Primordial Ocean and relevant new discoveries about water on Mars. This paper also presents some of the characteristics of novel isolates from anaerobic sediments of Owens Lake as a unique relic ecosystem of Astrobiological significance, and describes the participation of these strains in the process of cellulose degradation.

  14. Anecdotes to the life and times of Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) in Lancaster.

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    Wessels, Q; Taylor, A M

    2015-10-28

    Sir Richard Owen, a Lancastrian, was a prominent biologist, comparative anatomist, geologist, palaeontologist and known for coining the term dinosaur. His expertise in anatomical dissection proved to be one of his biggest assets and aided his career progression at the Royal College of Surgeons and the Zoological Society. Owen's apprenticeship in Lancaster helped him to gain expertise in anatomy and anatomical dissection. The authors aim to provide some novel contextual background to his childhood in Lancaster, his affection for his hometown and his contribution to Lancaster's sanitary reform. The latter aspect of his scientific accomplishments is typically overlooked. © IMechE 2015.

  15. Making Meaning: A Teaching Approach to the Poetry of Wilfred Owen Using the Visual and Performing Arts.

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    McFarlane, Peter; Temple, Trevor

    1987-01-01

    Offers a plan for teaching the poetry of Wilfred Owen by having students develop meaning with a dramatic reading of a poem, interpretive music or dance, or artwork. Notes that the method seems to have fostered better understanding and student "ownership" of Owen's poetry in the class that first used this method. (JC)

  16. Design data brochure for the Owens-Illinois Sunpak (TM) air-cooled solar collector

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    1978-01-01

    Information necessary to evaluate the design and installation of the Owens-Illinois Sunpak TM Air-Cooled Solar Collector is presented. Information includes collector features, fluid flow, thermal performance, installation and system tips. The collector utilizes a highly selective wavelength coating in combination with vacuum insulation, which virtually eliminates conduction and convention losses.

  17. Interview with Elizabeth Boling, aka Noel Wheeler, aka Skater Owens, aka EXB

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    Landsburger, Joe

    2006-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Elizabeth Boling, aka Noel Wheeler, aka Skater Owens, aka EXB, editor of "TechTrends" magazine. EXB has edited AECT's bi-monthly peer-reviewed magazine since January 2003. She is also an associate professor in the Instructional Systems Technology department at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB),…

  18. Deconstructing Multicultural Counseling Competencies Research: Comment on Owen, Leach, Wampold, and Rodolfa (2011)

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    Worthington, Roger L.; Dillon, Frank R.

    2011-01-01

    The present article offers a commentary and critique of the research presented by J. Owen, M. M. Leach, B. Wampold and E. Rodolfa (2011). Given the complexity of the research methodology, findings, and conclusions, the authors provide a concise summary of findings, study limitations, and conclusions followed by a detailed critique of the study.…

  19. Astronaut Owen Garriott participates in EVA to deploy twin pole solar shield

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    1973-08-06

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, participates in the August 6, 1973 extravehicular activity (EVA) during which he and Astronaut Jack Lousma, Skylab pilot, deployed the twin pole solar shield to help shade the Orbital Workshop (OWS). Note the reflection of the solar shield in Garriett's helmet visor.

  20. Astronaut Owen Garriott participates in EVA to deploy twin pole solar shield

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    1973-08-06

    SL3-117-2109 (6 Aug. 1973) --- Scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, participates in the Aug. 6, 1973 extravehicular activity (EVA) during which he and astronaut Jack Lousma, Skylab 3 pilot, deployed the twin pole solar shield to help shade the Orbital Workshop (OWS). Note the reflection of the solar shield in Garriott's helmet visor. Photo credit: NASA

  1. Paleoclimatic reconstruction`s from Owens Lake core Ol-92, southeastern California. Final report

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    Menking, K.M.

    1995-09-01

    In 1992, the U.S. Geological Survey cored Owens Lake to obtain a continuous paleoclimate record for the Sierra Nevada region. Owens Lake heads a chain of closed-basin lakes which are separated by a series of bedrock sills, received their water primarily from Sierra Nevadan precipitation, and overflowed during wet periods. The core records the histories of cyclic glaciation of the Sierra Nevada and water-balance of Owens Lake over the past 800 kyrs. A variety of paleoclimatic proxies have been studied, details of which may be found elsewhere. In this thesis, the author reports the results and interpretations of (1) grain-size and clay-mineralogical analyses performed on 3.5-m-long channel samples (%7500 years of sedimentation per sample) and point samples, (2) grain size, carbonate content, and oxygen isotopic measurements on 70-cm-long channel samples (%1500 years), and (3) a water-balance model used to infer the magnitude of runoff and evaporation changes necessary to fill the lakes in the Owens Lake system, and to determine the response time of the lake chain to climatic perturbations.

  2. Climatic and hydrologic oscillations in the Owens Lake basin and adjacent Sierra Nevada, California

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    Benson, L.V.; Burdett, J.W.; Phillips, F.M.

    1996-11-01

    Oxygen isotope and total organic carbon values of cored sediments from the Owens Lake basin, California, indicate that Owens Lake overflowed most of the time between 52,500 and 12,500 carbon-14 ({sup 14}C) years before present (B.P.). Owens Lake desiccated during or after Heinrich event H1 and was hydrologically closed during Heinrich event H2. The magnetic susceptibility and organic carbon content of cored sediments indicate that about 19 Sierra Nevada glaciations occurred between 52,500 and 23,500 {sup 14}C years B.P. Most of glacial advances were accompanied by decreases in the amount of discharge reaching Owens Lake. Comparison of the timing of glaciation with the lithic record of North Atlantic core V23-81 indicates that the number of mountain glacial cycles and the number of North Atlantic lithic events were about equal between 39,000 and 23,500 {sup 14}C years B.P. 27 refs., 3 figs.

  3. 76 FR 14099 - Withdrawal of the Notice of Proposed Exemption Involving Owens & Minor, Inc. (the Applicant...

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    2011-03-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Withdrawal of the Notice of Proposed Exemption Involving Owens & Minor, Inc. (the Applicant), Located in Mechanicsville, VA In the December 16, 2010 issue of the...

  4. Deconstructing Multicultural Counseling Competencies Research: Comment on Owen, Leach, Wampold, and Rodolfa (2011)

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    Worthington, Roger L.; Dillon, Frank R.

    2011-01-01

    The present article offers a commentary and critique of the research presented by J. Owen, M. M. Leach, B. Wampold and E. Rodolfa (2011). Given the complexity of the research methodology, findings, and conclusions, the authors provide a concise summary of findings, study limitations, and conclusions followed by a detailed critique of the study.…

  5. Enhancing Student Services at Owens Community College: Early Results from the Opening Doors Demonstration in Ohio

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    Scrivener, Susan; Pih, Michael

    2007-01-01

    MDRC launched Opening Doors in 2003 to study the effects of community college programs designed to help students persist in school and earn a credential. This report presents early results from the Opening Doors program at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, which operated from 2004 through 2006. The two-semester program served students whose…

  6. Interview with Elizabeth Boling, aka Noel Wheeler, aka Skater Owens, aka EXB

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    Landsburger, Joe

    2006-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Elizabeth Boling, aka Noel Wheeler, aka Skater Owens, aka EXB, editor of "TechTrends" magazine. EXB has edited AECT's bi-monthly peer-reviewed magazine since January 2003. She is also an associate professor in the Instructional Systems Technology department at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB),…

  7. Mass Wasting Processes and Giant Landslides Along the Owen Fracture Zone (northwest Indian Ocean)

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    Fournier, M.; Rodriguez, M.; Chamot-Rooke, N.; Huchon, P.

    2010-12-01

    Several types of mass failures are observed along the Owen ridge (NW Indian ocean) using multibeam bathymetry, acoustic imagery and sediment echosounder. The Owen ridge is associated with the Owen fracture zone, a 800 km-long active fault system which accommodates the strike-slip motion between the Arabia and India plates. Mass failures mobilize a pelagic cover and display a large variety of features along the three parts of the Owen ridge, from cohesive to desintegrative flows. We present a complete morphometric analysis of submarine landslides, and provide a synthetic map of the different types of sediment destabilization along the ridge. Spectacular instability scars, which could have removed up to 45 km3 of material, were evidenced on the southern part of the ridge. Such volumes are unexpected in a sedimentary environment dominated by slow pelagic sedimentation rate. The spatial variation of failure morphology seems to be strongly related to the topography of the basement. The detailed re-analysis of seismic lines collected during the ODP Leg 117 reveals the recurrence and the sporadic repartition of mass wasting events along the southern fragment of the ridge since its uplift in the early Miocene. Earthquakes are more frequent than slides along the southern ridge, excluding seismicity as a unique triggering process. We propose that mass wasting frequency is mainly constrained by the slow pelagic sedimentation rates.

  8. Last glacial maximum and Holocene lake levels of Owens Lake, eastern California, USA

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    Bacon, S.N.; Burke, R.M.; Pezzopane, S.K.; Jayko, A.S.

    2006-01-01

    Stratigraphic investigations of fluvio-deltaic and lacustrine sediments exposed in stream cuts, quarry walls, and deep trenches east of the Sierra Nevada in Owens Valley near Lone Pine, California have enabled the reconstruction of pluvial Owens Lake level oscillations. Age control for these sediments is from 22 radiocarbon (14C) dates and the identification and stratigraphic correlation of a tephra, which when plotted as a function of age versus altitude, define numerous oscillations in the level of pluvial Owens Lake during the latest Pleistocene and early Holocene. We have constructed a lake-level altitude curve for the time interval ???27,000 cal yr BP to present that is based on the integration of this new stratigraphic analysis with published surface stratigraphic data and subsurface core data. Pluvial Owens Lake regressed from its latest Pleistocene highstands from ???27,000 to ???15,300 cal yr BP, as recorded by ???15 m of down cutting of the sill from the altitudes of ???1160 to 1145 m. By ???11,600 cal yr BP, the lake had dropped ???45 m from the 1145 m sill. This lowstand was followed by an early Holocene transgression that attained a highstand near 1135 m before dropping to 1120 m at 7860-7650 cal yr BP that had not been recognized in earlier studies. The lake then lowered another ???30 m to shallow and near desiccation levels between ???6850 and 4300 cal yr BP. Fluvial cut-and-fill relations north of Lone Pine and well-preserved shoreline features at ???1108 m indicate a minor lake-level rise after 4300 cal yr BP, followed by alkaline and shallow conditions during the latest Holocene. The new latest Quaternary lake-level record of pluvial Owens Lake offers insight to the hydrologic balance along the east side of the southern Sierra Nevada and will assist regional paleoclimatic models for the western Basin and Range. ?? 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Evaluation of the hydrologic system and selected water-management alternatives in the Owens Valley, California

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    Danskin, Wesley R.

    1998-01-01

    The Owens Valley, a long, narrow valley along the east side of the Sierra Nevada in eastcentral California, is the main source of water for the city of Los Angeles. The city diverts most of the surface water in the valley into the Owens River?Los Angeles Aqueduct system, which transports the water more than 200 miles south to areas of distribution and use. Additionally, ground water is pumped or flows from wells to supplement the surface-water diversions to the river? aqueduct system. Pumpage from wells needed to supplement water export has increased since 1970, when a second aqueduct was put into service, and local residents have expressed concerns that the increased pumping may have a detrimental effect on the environment and the native vegetation (indigenous alkaline scrub and meadow plant communities) in the valley. Native vegetation on the valley floor depends on soil moisture derived from precipitation and from the unconfined part of a multilayered ground-water system. This report, which describes the evaluation of the hydrologic system and selected water-management alternatives, is one in a series designed to identify the effects that ground-water pumping has on native vegetation and evaluate alternative strategies to mitigate any adverse effects caused by pumping. The hydrologic system of the Owens Valley can be conceptualized as having three parts: (1) an unsaturated zone affected by precipitation and evapotranspiration; (2) a surface-water system composed of the Owens River, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, tributary streams, canals, ditches, and ponds; and (3) a saturated ground-water system contained in the valley fill. Analysis of the hydrologic system was aided by development of a ground-water flow model of the ?aquifer system,? which is defined as the most active part of the ground-water system and which includes nearly all of the Owens Valley except for the area surrounding the Owens Lake. The model was calibrated and verified for water years 1963?88 and

  10. Owens Valley fault kinematics: Right-lateral slip transfer via north-northeast trending normal faults at the northern end of the Owens Valley fault

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    Sheehan, T. P.; Dawers, N. H.

    2003-12-01

    The occurrence of several northeast trending normal faults along the eastern margin of the Sierra Nevada escarpment are evidence of right-lateral slip transfer across northern Owens Valley from the Owens Valley fault to the White Mountains fault zone. Interaction between the Sierran frontal normal fault and these two fault zones has created a transtensional tectonic environment, which allows for right-lateral slip transfer via a population of northwest dipping normal faults within the Late Quaternary-Holocene alluvial valley fill of northern Owens Valley. A component of normal movement within the valley floor has been documented along fifteen faults. This includes the Tungsten Hills fault, two faults near Klondike Lake, and twelve or so, some possibly linked, small NNE trending scarps southeast of the town of Bishop. One fault segment, located just past the tip of the 1872 earthquake rupture, reveals a minimum of 3.2 meters of normal throw along much of its length. This fault shows evidence for at least three large ruptures, each exhibiting at least one meter of vertical slip. In addition, a large population of normal faults with similar orientations is mapped within the immediate vicinity of this scarp segment. These faults accommodate a substantial amount of normal movement allowing for eastward right lateral slip transfer. With the exception of the Tungsten Hills fault, they are primarily concentrated along a segment of the Sierran Escarpment known as the Coyote Warp. The pre-existing normal fault geometry along this segment acts to block the northward propagation of right-lateral movement, which is consequently forced across the valley floor to the White Mountain fault zone.

  11. Owens Valley Serious Area Plan for the 1987 24-Hour PM10; Final Approval of California Air Plan

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    EPA is taking final action to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act equirements applicable to the Owens Valley PM10 nonattainment area.

  12. Robert Owen in the history of the social sciences: three presentist views.

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    Pūras, Adomas

    2014-01-01

    This paper argues that the present-day disagreements over the right course for sociology and its public role are reflected and paralleled in contemporary historiography of Robert Owen, British social reformer and a self-described social scientist. Historical accounts, written from the perspectives of public sociology, "pure science" sociology, and anti-Marxism, interpret Owen's historical role in mutually antithetical and self-serving ways. Contrasting the three presentist accounts, I engage in an analysis of "techniques of presentism"-history-structuring concepts, such as "disciplinary founder" and "disciplinary prehistory," that allow presentist authors to get their effects. Along the way, I elaborate Peter Baehr's classification of sociology's founders. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Monitoring All the Sky All the Time with the Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array

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    Hallinan, Gregg; Bourke, Stephen; Anderson, Marin; Eastwood, Michael; Monroe, Ryan; Greenhill, Lincoln J.; Taylor, Gregory B.; Lazio, Joseph; Weinreb, Sander

    2015-01-01

    The Owens Valley LWA is a new array of 256 dual polarization antennas at Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory that instantaneously images the entire viewable sky every second. It hosts the LEDA correlator, which enables 60 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, allowing us to correlate the 25-85 MHz band instantaneously. An upgrade to the array is currently underway, involving 32 additional antennas powered by solar panels and serviced by optical fiber, that will improve the resolution by a factor of 10, giving instantaneous all-sky images with ~10 arcminute resolution. The primary science goals are i) searching for low frequency radio transients, particularly the low frequency auroral radio emission from extrasolar planets, ii) probing the Cosmic Dawn era by constraining the sky-averaged HI signature at z~20 and iii) dynamic imaging spectroscopy of the Sun. I will present the first images and movies produced by this new array and discuss the science motivation for its construction, with particular focus on our efforts to continuously monitor the low frequency radio transient sky to search for radio emission from exoplanets. Finally, I will discuss plans to build a much larger array at or near the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, involving all-sky imaging with 2,000 antennas.

  14. Relative skill of forecasts of downslope windstorms in the Owens Valley, CA

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    Smith, C.

    2015-12-01

    An investigation into the predictability of topographically forced downslope windstorms events in the Owens Valley, CA is detailed here-in using numerical weather prediction (NWP) re-forecasts and examination of a meso-network of long term surface observations. Analysis of the meteorological station network shows that downslope windstorm events tend to be limited in spatial extent to the lee slope of the North South trending Sierra Nevada mountain range, and rarely extend to the Eastern half of the Owens Valley. Rotor events are shown to be characterized by particularly gusty winds. Model simulations, irrespective of boundary and surface layer parameterizations, are generally are not skillful in predicting the downstream extent of downslope windstorms. Re-forecasts of a large number of discrete windstorm events show that the percentage of correctly forecast events decreases with increasing forecast horizon, and the timing error and magnitude error of event-maximum wind speed increases with increasing forecast horizon. The quantitative error values derived here-in provide guidance regarding uncertainty and expected error of operational forecasts of topographically forced high wind events in the Owens Valley.

  15. An Algorithm for Critical Nodes Problem in Social Networks Based on Owen Value

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    Wang, Xue-Guang

    2014-01-01

    Discovering critical nodes in social networks has many important applications. For finding out the critical nodes and considering the widespread community structure in social networks, we obtain each node's marginal contribution by Owen value. And then we can give a method for the solution of the critical node problem. We validate the feasibility and effectiveness of our method on two synthetic datasets and six real datasets. At the same time, the result obtained by using our method to analyze the terrorist network is in line with the actual situation. PMID:25006592

  16. View of Astronaut Owen Garriott taking video of two Skylab spiders experiment

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    1973-08-16

    SL3-109-1345 (August 1973) --- View of scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, taking TV footage of Arabella and Anita, the two Skylab 3 common cross spiders "aranous diadematus," aboard the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. During the 59-day Skylab 3 mission the two spiders Arabella and Anita, were housed in an enclosure onto which a motion picture and still camera were attached to record the spiders' attempts to build a web in the weightless environment. Note the automatic data acquisition camera (DAC) about 3.5 feet to Garriott's right (about waist level). Photo credit: NASA

  17. Reclassification of Shewanella putrefaciens Owen's genomic group II as Shewanella baltica sp. nov.

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    Ziemke, F; Höfle, M G; Lalucat, J; Rosselló-Mora, R

    1998-01-01

    The taxonomic relationship between several Shewanella putrefaciens isolates from the Baltic Sea and reference strains of this species is presented in this study. Results from DNA-DNA hybridization using a newly developed non-radioactive detection system and from 16S rRNA gene sequencing demonstrated that S. putrefaciens is a heterogeneous species containing more than a single genomic group. The genomic group II was phylogenetically, genotypically and phenotypically distant enough from the species type strain to be classified as a single species within the genus Shewanella. Therefore, we propose to reclassify Owen's genomic group II as Shewanella baltica sp. nov. with the type strain NCTC 10735.

  18. Dust Generation Resulting from Desiccation of Playa Systems: Studies on Mono and Owens Lakes, California

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    Gill, Thomas Edward

    1995-01-01

    Playas, evaporites, and aeolian sediments frequently are linked components within the Earth system. Anthropogenic water diversions from terminal lakes form playas that release fugitive dust. These actions, documented worldwide, simulate aeolian processes activated during palaeoclimatic pluvial/interpluvial transitions, and have significant environmental impacts. Pluvial lakes Russell and Owens in North America's Great Basin preceded historic Mono and Owens Lakes, now desiccated by water diversions into dust-generating, evaporite -encrusted playas. Geochemical and hydrologic cycles acting on the Owens (Dry) Lake playa form three distinct crust types each year. Although initial dust production results from deflation of surface efflorescences after the playa dries, most aerosols are created by saltation abrasion of salt/silt/clay crusts at crust/ sand sheet contacts. The warm-season, clastic "cemented" crust is slowest to degrade into dust. If the playa surface is stabilized by an unbroken, non-efflorescent crust, dust formation is discouraged. When Mono Lake's surFace elevation does not exceed 1951 meters (6400 feet), similar processes will also generate dust from its saline lower playa. Six factors--related to wind, topography, groundwater, and sediments--control dust formation at both playas. These factors were combined into a statistical model relating suspended dust concentrations to playa/lake morphometry. The model shows the extent and severity of Mono Lake dust storms expands significantly below the surface level 6376 feet (1943.5 meters). X-ray diffraction analysis of Mono Basin soils, playa sediments, and aerosols demonstrates geochemical cycling of materials through land, air and water during Mono Lake's 1982 low stand. Soils and clastic playa sediments contain silicate minerals and tephra. Saline groundwater deposited calcite, halite, thenardite, gaylussite, burkeite and glauberite onto the lower playa. Aerosols contained silicate minerals (especially

  19. View of Astronaut Owen Garriott taking video of two Skylab spiders experiment

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    1973-01-01

    View of Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, taking TV footage of Arabella and Anita, the two Skylab 3 common cross spiders 'aranous diadematus,' aboard the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. During the 59 day Skylab 3 mission the two spiders Arabella and Anita, were housed in an enclosure onto which a motion picture and still camera were attached to record the spiders' attempts to build a web in the weightless environment. Note the automatic data acquisition camera (DAC) about 3.5 feet to Garriott's right (about waist level).

  20. Steady, modest slip over multiple earthquake cycles on the Owens Valley and Little Lake fault zones

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    Amos, C. B.; Haddon, E. K.; Burgmann, R.; Zielke, O.; Jayko, A. S.

    2015-12-01

    A comprehensive picture of current plate-boundary deformation requires integration of short-term geodetic records with longer-term geologic strain. Comparing rates of deformation across these time intervals highlights potential time-dependencies in both geodetic and geologic records and yields critical insight into the earthquake deformation process. The southern Walker Lane Belt in eastern California represents one location where short-term strain recorded by geodesy apparently outpaces longer-term geologic fault slip measured from displaced rocks and landforms. This discrepancy persists both for individual structures and across the width of the deforming zone, where ~1 cm/yr of current dextral shear exceeds Quaternary slip rates summed across individual faults. The Owens Valley and Little Lake fault systems form the western boundary of the southern Walker Lane and host a range of published slip rate estimates from ~1 - 7 mm/yr over varying time intervals based on both geodetic and geologic measurements. New analysis of offset geomorphic piercing lines from airborne lidar and field measurements along the Owens Valley fault provides a snapshot of deformation during individual earthquakes and over many seismic cycles. Viewed in context of previously reported ages from pluvial and other landforms in Owens Valley, these offsets suggest slip rates of ~0.6 - 1.6 mm/yr over the past 103 - 105 years. Such rates agree with similar estimates immediately to the south on the Little Lake fault, where lidar measurements indicate dextral slip averaging ~0.6 - 1.3 mm/yr over comparable time intervals. Taken together, these results suggest steady, modest slip in the absence of significant variations over the Mid-to-Late Quaternary for a ~200 km span of the southwestern Walker Lane. Our findings argue against the presence of long-range fault interactions and slip-rate variations for this portion of the larger, regional fault network. This result also suggests that faster slip

  1. View of Astronaut Owen Garriott taking video of two Skylab spiders experiment

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    1973-01-01

    View of Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, taking TV footage of Arabella and Anita, the two Skylab 3 common cross spiders 'aranous diadematus,' aboard the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. During the 59 day Skylab 3 mission the two spiders Arabella and Anita, were housed in an enclosure onto which a motion picture and still camera were attached to record the spiders' attempts to build a web in the weightless environment. Note the automatic data acquisition camera (DAC) about 3.5 feet to Garriott's right (about waist level).

  2. Experimental assessment of Owen's second hypothesis on surface shear stress induced by a fluid during sediment saltation

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    Walter, B.; Horender, S.; Voegeli, C.; Lehning, M.

    2014-09-01

    A widely used, yet thus far unproven, fluid dynamical hypothesis originally presented by P. R. Owen 50 years ago, states that the surface shear stress induced by a fluid on the ground during equilibrium sediment saltation is constant and independent of the magnitude of the fluid velocity and consequently the particle mass flux. This hypothesis is one of the key elements in almost all current model descriptions of sediment erosion. We measured the surface shear stress in a drifting-sand wind tunnel and found Owen's hypothesis being merely an approximation of the real situation. A significant decrease of the fluid stress with increasing wind velocities was measured for low to intermediate particle mass fluxes. For high particle mass fluxes, Owen's hypothesis essentially holds, although a slight increase of the fluid stress was measured.

  3. 21 cm Fluctuations of the Cosmic Dawn with the Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array

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    Eastwood, Michael; Hallinan, Gregg; Owens Valley LWA Collaboration

    2016-01-01

    The Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array (OVRO LWA) is a 288-antenna interferometer covering 30 to 80 MHz located at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) near Big Pine, California. I am leading the effort to detect spatial fluctuations of the 21 cm transition from the cosmic dawn (z~20) with the OVRO LWA. These spatial fluctuations are primarily sourced by inhomogeneous X-ray heating from early star formation. The spectral hardness of early X-ray sources, stellar feedback mechanisms, and baryon streaming therefore all play a role in shaping the power spectrum. I will present the application of m-mode analysis (Shaw et al. 2014, Shaw et al. 2015) to OVRO LWA data to: 1. compress the data set, 2. create maps of the northern sky that can be fed back into the calibration pipeline, and 3. filter foreground emission. Finally I will present the current status and future prospects of the OVRO LWA for detecting the 21 cm power spectrum at z~20.

  4. Outdoor test for thermal performance evaluation of the Owens-Illinois Sunpack SEC-601 (air) solar collector

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    1979-01-01

    The test procedures used and the test results obtained during the performance of an evaluation test program on the Owens-Illinois Sunpak, model SEC-601, air solar collector under natural outdoor weather conditions are presented. All testing activities were performed on a single module. The test was performed and the data evaluated as applicable to outdoor testing of solar collectors.

  5. A COMBINED MODELING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE FOR ESTIMATING WIND-BLOWN DUST EMISSIONS AT OWENS (DRY) LAKE, CA

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    A refined method of modeling atmospheric dust concentrations due to wind erosion was developed using real-time saltation flux measurements and ambient dust monitoring data at Owens Lake, California. This modeling method may have practical applications for modeling the atmospheric...

  6. An apparent shear zone trending north-northwest across the Mojave Desert into Owens Valley, eastern California

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    Savage, J. C.; Lisowski, M.; Prescott, W. H.

    1990-11-01

    Strain rates measured at four geodetic networks in eastern California situated between northern Owens Valley and the Transverse Ranges along a small circle drawn about the Pacific-North America pole of rotation are remarkably consistent. Each exhibits 0.14 μrad/yr simple right-lateral engineering-shear-strain accumulation across the local vertical plane tangent to the small circle. Local faults (e.g., Owens Valley, Garlock, Helendale) traversing these networks are not as closely aligned with the vertical planes of maximum shear-strain accumulation as is the local tangent to the small circle. A fifth network slightly east of the small circle shows no significant strain accumulation. Thus, a shear zone trending N35° W from near the eastern end of the big bend of the San Andreas fault to northern Owens Valley is indicated by these data. This corresponds to the Eastern California shear zone proposed on geological evidence by Dokka and Travis. The shear zone carries ˜8 mm/yr of the Pacific-North America relative plate motion from the San Andreas fault north-northwest across the Mojave Desert into Owens Valley and the northern Basin and Range province. The shear zone observed at the surface may be a manifestation of a through-going subcrustal fault.

  7. Multicultural Counseling Competencies: An Analysis of Research on Clients' Perceptions-- Comment on Owen, Leach, Wampold, and Rodolfa (2011)

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    Ridley, Charles R.; Shaw-Ridley, Mary

    2011-01-01

    J. Owen, M. M. Leach, B. Wampold, and E. Rodolfa tested the hypotheses that (a) some therapists express more multicultural competencies (MCCs) more than other therapists and (b) clients' perceptions of their therapists' MCCs are a function of specific client or therapeutic factors. In the present analysis, the authors critiqued 3 major components…

  8. A COMBINED MODELING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE FOR ESTIMATING WIND-BLOWN DUST EMISSIONS AT OWENS (DRY) LAKE, CA

    EPA Science Inventory

    A refined method of modeling atmospheric dust concentrations due to wind erosion was developed using real-time saltation flux measurements and ambient dust monitoring data at Owens Lake, California. This modeling method may have practical applications for modeling the atmospheric...

  9. Horace Lamb and the circumstances of his appointment at Owens College

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    Launder, Brian

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines a succession of incidents at a critical juncture in the life of Professor Horace Lamb FRS, a highly regarded classical fluid mechanicist, who, over a period of some 35 years at Manchester, made notable contributions in research, in education and in wise administration at both national and university levels. Drawing on archived documents from the universities of Manchester and Adelaide, the article presents the unusual sequence of events that led to his removing from Adelaide, South Australia, where he had served for nine years as the Elder Professor of Mathematics, to Manchester. In 1885 he was initially appointed to the vacant Chair of Pure Mathematics at Owens College and then, in 1888, as an outcome of his proposal for rearranging professorial responsibilities, to the Beyer Professorship of Pure and Applied Mathematics.

  10. Impact of One Hundred Years of Owens Lake Playa Dust on Nearby Alluvial Soils

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    Quick, D. J.; Reheis, M. C.; Stewart, B. W.; Chadwick, O.

    2009-12-01

    Owens Lake Playa in Owens Valley, California has been one of the largest point sources of PM-10 dust in the United States for about 100 years. Dust composition and deposition rates on the lakebed and downwind of the lakebed have been measured since 1991 by the USGS. These data circumscribe the amount and composition of dust likely to be incorporated into nearby soils. Our research documents the incorporation of playa dust in soils relative to distance from the playa by using strontium isotopes as a provenance tracer. There are distinct contrasts in trace element chemistry, strontium isotopic composition and particle size among the granitic parent material, the playa sediments and the regional dust fall. These contrasts allow us to develop quantitative estimates of the role of salts and fines in the soil profiles and to calculate the proportions derived from different sources. We sampled soils of similar texture (and inferred age) on alluvial fans derived from Sierra Nevada granites along the north-northwest—south-southeast valley axis and performed water and acid leaches on these samples to determine soluble salt concentrations as well as their strontium concentrations and isotope ratios. Early results demonstrate salt concentrations 2-8 X higher in soils adjacent to and immediately north of the playa, as well as a clear strontium isotope signature from the playa. We have thus far quantified playa dust inputs to soils in four locations near the playa and determined, in detail, the input and impact of playa dust to one soil in the Alabama Hills just north of the playa. We used this profile as an example of the possible effect on other surrounding soils over the next 100 years if the playa dust is not significantly mitigated. The Alabama soils have high measures of electrical conductivity (EC; the horizons range from about 250 µS/cm to more than 1100 µS/cm) compared to all other soils sampled, an average pH of 10.0 and a sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) greater than

  11. Astronaut Owen Garriott as test subject for Human Vestibular Function exp.

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    1973-01-01

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, serves as test subject for the Skylab Human Vestibular Function M131 Experiment, as seen in this photographic reproduction taken from a television transmission made by a color TV camera aboard the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. The objectives of the M131 experiment are to obtain data pertinent to establishing the validity of measurements of specific behavioral/physiological responses influenced by vestibular activity under one-G and zero-G conditions; to determine man's adaptability to unusual vestibular conditions and predict habitability of future spacecraft conditions involving reduced gravity and Coriollis forces; and to measure the accuracy and variability in man's judgement of spatial coordinates based on atypical gravity receptor cues and inadequate visual cues.

  12. Astronaut Owen Garriott as test subject for Human Vestibular Function exp.

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    1973-01-01

    Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, serves as test subject for the Skylab Human Vestibular Function M131 Experiment, as seen in this photographic reproduction taken from a television transmission made by a color TV camera aboard the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. Dr. Garriott is seated in the experiment's litter chair which can rotate the test subject at predetermined rotational velocity or programmed ecceleration/decelerational profile. The objectives of the M131 experiment are to obtain data pertinent to establishing the validity of measurements of specific behavioral/physiological responses influenced by vestibular activity under one-G and zero-G conditions; to determine man's adaptability to unusual vestibular conditions and predict habitability of future spacecraft conditions involving reduced gravity and Coriollis forces; and to measure the accuracy and variability in man's judgement of spatial coordinates based on atypical gravity receptor cues an

  13. Initial Observations of Solar Bursts with the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array

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    Gary, Dale E.; Kuroda, Natsuha; Fleishman, Gregory; Nita, Gelu M.; White, Stephen; Hurford, Gordon; McTiernan, James

    2015-04-01

    The Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA) is a newly expanded and upgraded, solar-dedicated radio array consisting of 13 antennas equipped with receivers designed to cover the 1-18 GHz frequency range. Beginning in the fall of 2014, it began taking data on four antennas in total power mode, and observed a number of solar flares ranging from the X3.1 flare of 2014 Oct 24 to small events of low C-class, with 1-s time resolution at more than 300 frequencies in the range 2.5-18 GHz. The array is now (Feb. 2015) operating with 8 antennas in both total power and interferometry mode, and is rapidly being commissioned for full operation with all 13 antennas. Here we present some initial observations with the array, emphasizing the remarkable temporal and spectral resolution of the instrument, together with joint RHESSI hard X-ray and SDO EUV observations.

  14. The Internet as a Site for Changing Practice: The Case of Ms. Owens

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    Wallace, Raven M.

    2002-08-01

    The Internet has been seen as a resource for reforming education. Researchers and reformers have had some success in developing reform-based innovations using the Internet. However, most teachers who use the Internet are not part of such projects and instead, are developing their own approaches to Internet use. This study explores the experiences of one teacher as she uses the Internet on her own as a tool for changing her practice. Ms. Owens is a high school chemistry teacher who used the Web as part of a unit on nuclear chemistry. Her experience suggests that reform by way of the Internet is complex and challenging; that it makes huge demands on teacher knowledge and time; and that, even with commitment and effort, the results can be distant from the kind of science reform at which the NRC Standards are aimed.

  15. Decomposition of Alternative Chirality Amino Acids by Alkaliphilic Anaerobe from Owens Lake, California

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    Townsend, Alisa; Pikuta, Elena V.; Guisler, Melissa; Hoover, Richard B.

    2009-01-01

    The study of alkaliphilic microbial communities from anaerobic sediments of Owens and Mono Lakes in California led to the isolation of a bacterial strain capable of metabolizing amino acids with alternative chirality. According to the phylogenetic analysis, the anaerobic strain BK1 belongs to the genus Tindallia; however, despite the characteristics of other described species of this genus, the strain BK1 was able to grow on D-arginine and Dlysine. Cell morphology of this strain showed straight, motile, non-spore-forming rods with sizes 0.45 x 1.2-3 microns. Physiological characteristics of the strain showed that it is catalase negative, obligately anaerobic, mesophilic, and obligately alkaliphilic. This isolate is unable to grow at pH 7 and requires CO3 (2-) ions for growth. The strain has chemo-heterotrophic metabolism and is able to ferment various proteolysis products and some sugars. It plays the role of a primary anaerobe within the trophic chain of an anaerobic microbial community by the degradation of complex protein molecules to smaller and less energetic molecules. The new isolate requires NaCl for growth, and can grow within the range of 0.5-13 %, with the optimum at 1 % NaCl (w/v). The temperature range for the growth of the new isolate is 12-40 C with optimum at 35 C. The pH range for the growth of strain BK1 occurs between 7.8 and 11.0 with optimum at 9.5. This paper presents detailed physiological characteristics of the novel isolate from Owens Lake, a unique relic ecosystem of Astrobiological significance, and makes an accent on the ability of this strain to utilize L-amino acids.

  16. Decomposition of Alternative Chirality Amino Acids by Alkaliphilic Anaerobe from Owens Lake, California

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    Townsend, Alisa; Pikuta, Elena V.; Guisler, Melissa; Hoover, Richard B.

    2009-01-01

    The study of alkaliphilic microbial communities from anaerobic sediments of Owens and Mono Lakes in California led to the isolation of a bacterial strain capable of metabolizing amino acids with alternative chirality. According to the phylogenetic analysis, the anaerobic strain BK1 belongs to the genus Tindallia; however, despite the characteristics of other described species of this genus, the strain BK1 was able to grow on D-arginine and Dlysine. Cell morphology of this strain showed straight, motile, non-spore-forming rods with sizes 0.45 x 1.2-3 microns. Physiological characteristics of the strain showed that it is catalase negative, obligately anaerobic, mesophilic, and obligately alkaliphilic. This isolate is unable to grow at pH 7 and requires CO3 (2-) ions for growth. The strain has chemo-heterotrophic metabolism and is able to ferment various proteolysis products and some sugars. It plays the role of a primary anaerobe within the trophic chain of an anaerobic microbial community by the degradation of complex protein molecules to smaller and less energetic molecules. The new isolate requires NaCl for growth, and can grow within the range of 0.5-13 %, with the optimum at 1 % NaCl (w/v). The temperature range for the growth of the new isolate is 12-40 C with optimum at 35 C. The pH range for the growth of strain BK1 occurs between 7.8 and 11.0 with optimum at 9.5. This paper presents detailed physiological characteristics of the novel isolate from Owens Lake, a unique relic ecosystem of Astrobiological significance, and makes an accent on the ability of this strain to utilize L-amino acids.

  17. Arsenic distribution, speciation and solubility in shallow groundwater of Owens Dry Lake, California

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    Ryu, J. I. Hun; Gao, Suduan; Dahlgren, Randy A.; Zierenberg, Robert A.

    2002-09-01

    Generation of dust particles from the Owens Lake playa creates a severe air pollution hazard in the western United States. Much of the dust produced from the dry lakebed is derived from salts formed by evaporation of saline groundwater that often contains high concentrations of dissolved arsenic (As). The objectives of this research were to study the spatial distribution of dissolved arsenic in the shallow groundwater, and to examine factors affecting arsenic solubility and speciation. Evapoconcentration, redox potential, pH, and mineral solubility were examined as factors regulating arsenic biogeochemistry. Dissolved arsenic concentrations ranged from 0.1 to 96 mg L -1 and showed a general increase from the shoreline to the center of the lakebed. Arsenic concentrations were strongly correlated to electrical conductivity (EC) and δD suggesting that evapoconcentration is an important process regulating total As concentrations. Arsenite [As(III)] was the dominant form of inorganic arsenic at Eh values less than about -170 mV while arsenate [As(V)] was predominant at higher Eh values. Organic arsenic was negligible (<0.21%) in all shallow groundwater samples. Dissolved arsenic concentrations do not appear to be strongly regulated by solid-phase reactions. Solid-phase arsenic concentrations generally ranged between 4.0 and 42.6 mg kg -1 and a maximum concentration range (20 to 40 mg kg -1) was reached as solution concentration increased up to 80 mg L -1, indicating minimal sorption and/or precipitation of arsenic. Chemical equilibrium modeling indicated that orpiment (As 2S 3) was the only solid phase with a positive saturation index (indicating over-saturation), but only at high arsenic and sulfide concentrations. The findings of this research are important for assessing the potential environmental impacts of elevated arsenic concentrations on dust mitigation efforts taking place at Owens Dry Lake.

  18. 65 km of dextral slip across Owens Valley, CA since 83 Ma: possible, but unnecessary

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    Polon, C. K.; Pluhar, C. J.; Gledhill, T.; Trayler, R. B.; Crowley, J. L.; Schmitz, M. D.; Ngo, M. M.; Carlson, C. W.

    2016-12-01

    Geochemical, petrological, and geochronologic studies of the 83 Ma Coso and Golden Bear quartz monzonite dikes and corresponding 102 Cactus Flat and Independence Ma host plutons suggested 65 km of syn- or post-Laramide dextral offset in the southern Owens Valley, CA. This proposed dextral offset agrees with results for older piercing points in the northern Owens Valley, including: 1) offset of the 0.706 Sr isotope isopleth, 2) offset of Devonian submarine channels, and 3) offset of the Independence dike swarm. However, our recent studies weaken the dike correlation hypothesis. Data from the single, continuous Golden Bear dike show normal paleomagnetic polarity, while samples from the numerous, discontinuous Coso dikes show mixed polarity both within dikes and between them. Additionally, other normal polarity dikes in the Cottonwood Lakes area have been identified since the previous studies, and provide an alternate correlation to the Coso Dikes, as well evidence that diking may have been more widespread at this time, rather than just at the location of the Golden Bear Dike. Previous U-Pb geochronology of the Coso and Golden Bear dikes yielded ages of 83 Ma, yet these ages were accompanied by large errors. Our preliminary U-Pb LA-ICP-MS zircon dates show that all of the mentioned dikes were emplaced around the same time, opening up multiple hypotheses to explain their emplacement, with the Golden Bear-Coso correlation being only one of them. These results substantially weaken that correlation conclusion and the 65km of post 83 Ma dextral offset that it required.

  19. Anaerobic halo- alkaliphilic bacterial community of athalassic, hypersaline Mono lake and Owens Lake in California

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    Pikuta, Elena V.; Detkova, Ekaterina N.; Bej, Asim K.; Marsic, Damien; Hoover, Richard B.

    2003-02-01

    The bacterial diversity of microbial extremophiles from the meromictic, hypersaline Mono Lake and a small evaporite pool in Owens Lake of California was studied. In spite of these regions had differing mineral background and different concentrations of NaCl in water they contain the same halo- alkaliphiles anaerobic bacterial community. Three new species of bacteria were detected in this community: primary anaerobe, dissipotrophic saccharolytic spirochete Spirochaeta americana strain AspG1T, primary anaerobe which is proteolytic Tindallia californiensis strain APOT, and secondary anaerobe, hydrogen using Desulfonatronum thiodismutans strain MLF1T, which is sulfate- reducer with chemo-litho-autotrophic metabolism. All of these bacteria are obligate alkaliphiles and dependent upon Na+ ions and CO32- ions in growth mediums. It is interesting that closest relationships for two of these species were isolates from samples of equatorial African soda Magadi lake: Spirochaeta americana AspG1T has 99.4% similarity on 16S rDNA- analyses with Spirochaeta alkalica Z- 7491T, and Tindallia californiensis APOT has 99.1% similarity with Tindallia magadiensis Z-7934T. But result of DNA-DNA- hybridization demonstrated less then 50% similarity between Spirochaeta americana AspG1T and Spirochaeta alkalica Z-7491T. Percent of homology between Tindallia californiensis APOT and Tindallia magadiensis Z-7934T is only 55%. The sulfate-reducer from the alkalic anaerobic community of Magadi lake Desulfonatronovibrio hydrogenovorans Z-7935T was phylogenetically distant from this sulfate-reducer in Mono lake, but genetically closer (99.7% similarity) to the sulfate-reducer, isolated from Central Asian alkalic lake Khadyn in Siberia Desulfonatronum lacustre Z-7951T. The study of key enzymes (hydrogenase and CO- hydrogenase) in Tindallia californiensis APOT and Desulfonatronum thiodismutans MLF1T showed the presence of high activity of both the enzymes in first and only hydrogenase in second

  20. G-Plus report to Owens Corning-thermal conductivity Measurements of Fiberglass

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    Wang, H

    2003-04-15

    Fiberglass made by Owens Corning is being used in noise reduction of automobile exhaust system. Specifically, the glass fibers are packed inside the muffler to achieve the desired acoustic effect. A secondary benefit of the fibers is to serve as a thermal insulation. Because of this insulating property, the glass fibers can serve to reduce the temperature of the muffler shell. This in turn reduces the need for heat shields around mufflers and reduces the amount of exterior temperature accelerated corrosion of the muffler shell, especially in the winter ''salt belts'' where large amounts of salt are placed on highways to minimize the safety impact of snow and ice. In addition, for some applications the use of the fiberglass could allow the use of lighter weight carbon based polymer composite materials in place of steel for muffler shells. However, in order to properly design exhaust systems without heat shields or to take advantage of new materials, the thermal conductivity of the fiberglass material at operating temperatures (for some applications above 750 C) must be known. We selected two types of Owens Corning glass fibers, 17 {micro}m and 24 {micro}m in diameter, for this study. There are some room temperature thermal conductivity data for the fiberglass, but high temperature data are not available. Based on the thermal radiation model, thermal conductivity should increase rapidly at high temperature, providing less thermal insulation. In addition, thermal conductivity depends on packing density of the glass fibers. We will study the effect of packing density on thermal conductivity. Another issue is that the glass fiber conducts heat better along the fiber, while the conduction across the fibers is poor, because thermal conduction from one fiber to another has to go through an interface with thermal resistance. In fiberglass, most fibers are not in good contact with the surrounding fibers, thus, most heat transfer is dependent on the thermal radiation effect

  1. Relationship between surface roughness and age of deposits in debris flow fans, Eastern Owens Valley, CA

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    Mihir, Monika; Wasklewicz, Thad; Liu, Tanzhuo

    2015-04-01

    The episodic nature of debris flows result in deposits of variable ages on the debris flow fan surface. This study maps the variable ages of fan deposits (called geomorphic units here) of four debris flow fans of south-eastern Owens Valley, California, USA from aerial photographs and field surveys. It then assesses the relationships between the age of the deposits, and their surface roughness and particle sizes. The deposits of different ages have different characteristics and are distinguished on the basis of different soil development, varnish accumulation, desert pavement development and surficial topography. The four fans typically have 4 geomorphic units on their surface. Numerical dates of the geomorphic units were obtained with the aid of varnish microlamination dating techniques. High resolution digital elevation data (5 cm planimetric resolution), were generated from a terrestrial laser scanner for each geomorphic unit (16 geomorphic units in total). The elevation data was then used in quantifying surface roughness. Particle sizes were also measured at each geomorphic unit where 50 particles were measured within a rectangular box (1.24 m by 1.00 m). We find that (i) the age of the oldest deposits range from 11,100 to 12,350 years BP (before present), second oldest deposits are around 7300-9500 years BP, third oldest deposits are around 4000 to 6000 years BP and the active deposits are essentially modern to several hundred years old, (ii) the oldest deposits have maximum surface roughness while the youngest deposits have comparatively less surface roughness, (iii) the average particle sizes of the deposits range from 3.15 cm to 22.04 cm with high variability (standard deviation ranging from 2.75 to 10.50) observed in all geomorphic units. Study of relationships between the variables brings out (i) an insignificant relationship between the surface roughness and age of deposits, (ii) an insignificant relationship between particle size variability and age of

  2. Reexaming Owens Valley: Partitioning of Discrete and Distributed Transtension, Structural Controls on Magmatism, and Seismic Potential within an Active Rift Zone, Eastern California.

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    Levy, D. A.; Haproff, P. J.; Yin, A.

    2016-12-01

    Crustal-scale transtensional deformation is common in intracontinental extensional settings. However, along-strike variations in the geometry, kinematics, and linkages between rift-related faults, along with controls on local magmatic plumbing, remain inadequately examined. In this study, we conducted geologic mapping of active structures within central and northern Owens Valley of eastern California. C. Owens Valley features right-slip oblique deformation accommodated by three discrete north-south-trending faults: (1) the right-slip Owens Valley fault (OVF) and rift-bounding (2) Sierra Nevada Frontal fault (SNFF) and (3) the White-Inyo Mountains fault (WIMF). The OVF also serves as a lithospheric-scale, vertical conduit for asthenospheric-derived magma to migrate upwards and erupt at Big Pine Volcanic Field. Right-slip shear within C. Owens Valley is transferred to the SNFF of N. Owens Valley via the Poverty Hills restraining bend. In contrast to C. Owens Valley, the northern segment is dominated by distributed E-W to NE-SW-oriented extension, evidenced by normal fault scarps throughout Volcanic Tablelands and basin floor. Furthermore, the White Mountain fault which bounds N. Owens Valley to the east consists of a master west-dipping detachment fault that thinned the lithosphere, allowing for asthenospheric upwelling into the crust beneath the western rift shoulder. Subvertical, right-slip faults of the SNFF provide a conduit for magma to erupt on the surface throughout the Long Valley Caldera, Mono-Inyo Craters, and Mono Basin region. Our mapping demonstrates complex strain partitioning of discrete and distributed deformation within an alternating pure and simple shear, transtensional rift zone. Lastly, we present previously unknown relationships in Owens Valley between lithospheric-scale fault systems, seismic potential, and rift magmatism.

  3. Paleontology in parts: Richard Owen, William John Broderip, and the serialization of science in early Victorian Britain.

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    Dawson, Gowan

    2012-12-01

    While a great deal of scholarly attention has been given to the publication of serialized novels in early Victorian Britain, there has been hardly any consideration of the no less widespread practice of issuing scientific works in parts and numbers. What scholarship there has been has insisted that scientific part-works operated on entirely different principles from the strategies for maintaining readerly interest that were being developed by serial novelists like Charles Dickens. Deploying the methods of book history, this essay examines the reporting of Richard Owen's celebrated paleontological reconstructions from the 1830s and 1840s in the serialized formats of the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, his own History of British Fossil Mammals, and, in particular, the Penny Cyclopaedia. It argues that Owen, along with his close friend William John Broderip, clearly recognized the affective possibilities of the serial format and that they exploited the Penny Cyclopaedia's sequential mode of publication to evoke suspense and expectation in their anonymous but collaboratively authored accounts of Owen's paleontological researches.

  4. Elemental geochemistry of wind-erodible playa sediments, Owens Lake, California

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    Gill, Thomas E.; Gillette, Dale A.; Niemeyer, Tezz; Winn, Russell T.

    2002-04-01

    Wind erosion of the dried bed (playa) of Owens Lake, California is an extremely intense source of mineral aerosol, transporting dust hundreds of kilometers downwind to critical ecological areas and several cities. A dust-producing site on the playa was studied over a four-year period to document the processes associated with aerosol emission. The playa takes on a variety of sedimentary forms and phases with surface crusts of differing susceptibilities to wind erosion. The sediments are classed into three general categories based on appearance: soft (saline), loose with drifting sand (salt-silt-clay), and hard and clean (silt-clay). Sediment samples were collected over a two-year period as the study site cycled through all three crust types, and the samples were crushed and analyzed by PIXE. The results indicate that visual appearance and sedimentary structure does not correlate with elemental composition. All sediment types contain significant concentrations of various elements including sodium, calcium and silicon. Potentially toxic trace elements are also found in the sediments. All sediment types contain lead and/or arsenic in tens of parts per million, as well as various other heavy metals. Pb and As levels do not clearly correlate with salt content or sediment type. Arsenic levels may be slightly higher in the crusts with loose material present and potentially lower in the clean hard crusts, while Pb was least frequently detected in the samples with loose material. Future research will add mineralogical and stable isotope analyses to correlate with the PIXE data.

  5. Samir Hanash discusses how HUPO aims to globalize proteomics research (interview by Joanna Owens).

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    Hanash, Samir

    2002-08-01

    Samir Hanash is a pioneer in cancer proteomics and was elected as the Inaugural President of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) in June 2001. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan (UM) where he heads a large research group that focuses on cancer proteomics, and is also on the executive committees of several research associations, including the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). After obtaining a medical degree in 1972 from American University in Beirut, Lebanon, Hanash moved to UM where he studied for his PhD on haemoglobin protein and gene analysis in the Human Genetics department and was awarded the Public Health Service (PHS) Fellowship award in Biochemical Genetics in 1975. After a post-doctoral fellowship in the same department, Hanash took up a Residency position in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, during which time he was awarded a Children's Leukaemia Foundation Fellowship Award. Subsequently, he has held the positions of Instructor in Pediatric Hematology (1978-1979), and Assistant Professor (1979-1984) and Associate Professor (1984-1989) of Pediatrics before taking on his present role as Professor of Pediatrics at UM. He is also Director of the Cancer Center Carcinogenesis Program and a member of the Gene Therapy Group and the Genome Center and Computer Task Force at UM. He was awarded the Rothchild Award by the Curie Cancer Institute in 1998. [interview by Joanna Owens

  6. Investigation of a Complex Nocturnal Flow in Owens Valley, California Using Coherent Doppler Lidar

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    Choukulkar, Aditya; Calhoun, Ronald; Billings, Brian; Doyle, James

    2012-09-01

    A study of an interesting meteorological episode over the Owens Valley, California, USA during the Terrain-Induced Rotor EXperiment was conducted using a recently adapted statistical interpolation method to retrieve wind-velocity vectors from Doppler lidar data. This vector retrieval method has been adapted from radar data assimilation techniques. Results show that the method allows better preservation of local variations in the flow field than other techniques. In addition, a high resolution Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS®) run is used to understand the large-scale flow within the valley and compared with lidar retrievals. Observations from 1030 UTC to 1230 UTC (0230 local time to 0430 local time) on March 27, 2006 are presented. Lidar observations show complex and uncharacteristic flows such as sudden bursts of westerly cross-valley wind mixing with the dominant up-valley wind. Model results from COAMPS and other in-situ instrumentation are used to corroborate and complement these observations. The optimal interpolation technique for Doppler lidar data vector retrieval appears well suited for scenarios with complex spatial variations in the flow field.

  7. Assessment of AVIRIS data from vegetated sites in the Owens Valley, California

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    Rock, B. N.; Elvidge, Christopher D.; Defeo, N. J.

    1988-01-01

    Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) data were acquired from the Bishop, CA area, located at the northern end of the Owens Valley, on July 30, 1987. Radiometrically-corrected AVIRIS data were flat-field corrected, and spectral curves produced and analyzed for pixels taken from both native and cultivated vegetation sites, using the JPS SPAM software program and PC-based spreadsheet programs. Analyses focussed on the chlorophyll well and red edge portions of the spectral curves. Results include the following: AVIRIS spectral data are acquired at sufficient spectral resolution to allow detection of blue shifts of both the chlorophyll well and red edge in moisture-stressed vegetation when compared with non-stressed vegetation; a normalization of selected parameters (chlorophyll well and near infrared shoulder) may be used to emphasize the shift in red edge position; and the presence of the red edge in AVIRIS spectral curves may be useful in detecting small amounts (20 to 30 pct cover) of semi-arid and arid vegetation ground cover. A discussion of possible causes of AVIRIS red edge shifts in respsonse to stress is presented.

  8. Siphateles (Gila) sp. and Catostomus sp. from the Pleistocene OIS-6 Lake Gale, Panamint Valley, Owens River system, California

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    Jayko, A. S.; Forester, R. M.; Smith, G. R.

    2014-12-01

    Panamint Valley lies within the Owens River system which linked southeastern Sierra Nevada basins between Mono Lake and Death Valley during glacial-pluvial times. Previous work indicates that late Pleistocene glacial-pluvial Lake Gale, Panamint Valley was an open system during OIS-6, a closed ground water supported shallow lake during OIS-4, and the terminal lake basin for the Owens River system during OIS-2. We here report the first occurrence of fossil fish from the Plio-Pleistocene Panamint basin. Fish remains are present in late Pleistocene OIS-6 nearshore deposits associated with a highstand that was spillway limited at Wingate Wash. The deposits contain small minnow-sized remains from both Siphateles or Gila sp. (chubs) and Catostomus sp. (suckers) from at least four locations widely dispersed in the basin. Siphateles or Gila sp. and Catostomus are indigenous to the Pleistocene and modern Owens River system, in particular to the historic Owens Lake area. Cyprinodon (pupfish) and Rhinichthys (dace) are known from the modern Amargosa River and from Plio-Pleistocene deposits in Death Valley to the east. The late Pleistocene OIS-6 to OIS-2 lacustrine and paleohydrologic record in Panamint basin is interpreted from ostracod assemblages, relative abundance of Artemia sp. pellets, shallow water indicators including tufa fragments, ruppia sp. fragments and the relative abundance of charophyte gyrogonites obtained from archived core, as well as faunal assemblages from paleoshoreline and nearshore deposits. The OIS-4 groundwater supported shallow saline lake had sufficiently low ratios of alkalinity to calcium (alk/Ca) to support the occurrence of exotic Elphidium sp. (?) foraminfera which are not observed in either OIS-2 or OIS-6 lacustrine deposits. The arrival of Owens River surface water into Panamint Basin during OIS-2 is recorded by the first appearance of the ostracod Limnocythere sappaensis at ~27 m depth in an ~100 m archived core (Smith and Pratt, 1957) which

  9. Granulometry and geochemistry of aeolian dust during emission from Owens (dry) Lake, California

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    Rojo, A.; Gill, T. E.; Gillette, D. A.; Emmert, S. P.; Barnes, M. A.

    2005-12-01

    We utilize a variety of methods to correlate particle size distributions (PSD) with the geochemistry of aeolian dusts being generated at Owens (dry) Lake, California. Elemental analysis of dust samples was performed via proton-induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). PSD (submicron through coarse sand) of dust (in air and water, dispersed and undispersed) were determined via laser diffraction to evaluate dust grain sizes (percent volume) as a function of time, height above the playa surface, and distance downwind of the initiation point of dust emission, as well as the effect of precipitation and soluble salts on overall dust loading. Aeolian sediments were collected at up to six heights up to 1m above the playa surface at up to seven sites along a 1.5 km long upwind-downwind transect during the Lake Owens Dust Experiment (LODE) I in March 1993. The initial dust event on March 11, 1993 was characterized by the wind erosion of an efflorescent playa surface rich in sodium sulfates and other evaporites deposited by saline groundwater discharge during late winter and early spring. Dust from this event was rich in clays as well as evaporites. The proportion of the finest (respirable) and coarsest (saltating) airborne particles decreased with distance downwind, while the proportion of mid-sized grains (silt) increased downwind. The proportion of clay and silt sized particles consistently increased with height and sand (saltating particle) content decreased with height above the playa at each site during LODE I. Percent volume of sand peaked in the fine sand (100-250 micrometers) range. The proportion of particles in any given size fraction had no clear pattern from one dust storm to another. PIXE analyses revealed the presence of at least 20 elements; several additional trace elements were detected at ppm levels by ICP-AES. Na, Si, and Ca were present at the highest concentrations (tens of weight percent

  10. Osmotic potential and projected drought tolerance of four phreatophytic shrub species in Owens Valley, California

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    Dileanis, Peter D.; Groeneveld, David P.

    1989-01-01

    A substantial quantity of the water used by plant communities growing on the floor of Owens Valley, California, is derived from a shallow unconfined aquifer. Fluctuations in the water table caused by ground-water withdrawal may result in periods when this water supply is not accessible to plants. The capacity of the plants to adapt to these periods of water loss depends on the availability of water stored in the soil and on physiological characteristics related to the ability of the plants to resist dehydration and wilting. Osmotic adjustment occurred in four phreatophytic shrub species at sites near Bishop, California, where the water table had been lowered by a system of pump-equipped wells installed in the vicinity of vegetation transects. The pressure-volume technique was used to determine osmotic potential and cell-wall elasticity between March 1985 and September 1986 for Atriplex torreyi, Chrysothamnus nauseosus , Sarcobatus verm iculatus , and Artemisia tridentata. Although not usually classified as a phreatophyte, Artemisia tridentata, where it grows on the valley floor, is apparently dependent on the depth to the water table. During late summer, osmotic potentials were 0.37 to 0.41 MPa (megapascal) lower in plants growing on the site where the water table had been lowered compared to an adjacent site where the water table remained at its natural levels. Measurements of soil matric potential at the two sites indicated that osmotic adjustment occurred in response to stress caused by lowering the water table. A theoretical lower limit of osmotic adjustment was determined by comparing initial cell osmotic potentials with initial xylem water potentials. These experimentally derived limits indicated that Atriplex torreyi and S. vermiculatus may maintain leaf cell turgor at significantly lower cell water potentials (about -4.5 MPa) than C. nauseosus or Artemisia tridentata (about -2.5 MPa), which allows them to function in drier soil environments.

  11. Osmotic potential and projected drought tolerance of four phreatophytic shrub species in Owens Valley, California

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    Dileanis, P.D.; Groeneveld, D.P.

    1988-01-01

    A large part of the water used by plant communities growing on the floor of Owens Valley, California, is derived from a shallow unconfined aquifer. Fluctuations in the water table caused by groundwater withdrawal may result in periods when this water supply is not accessible to plants. The capacity of the plants to adapt to these periods of water loss depend on the availability of water stored in the soil and on physiological characteristics related to the ability of the plants to resist dehydration and wilting. Osmotic adjustment occurred in four phreatophytic shrub species at sites near bishop, California, where the water table had been lowered by a system of pump-equipped wells installed in the vicinity of vegetation transects. The pressure-volume techniques was used to determine osmotic potential and cell-wall elasticity between March 1985 and September 1986 for Atriplex torreyi, Chrysothamnus nauseosus , Sarcobatus vermiculatus, and Artemisia tridentata. Although not usually classified as a phreatophyte, Artemisia tridentata, where it grows on the valley floor, is apparently dependent on the depth to the water table. During late summer, osmotic potentials were 0.37 to 0.41 megapascal lower in plants growing on the site where the water table had been lowered compared to an adjacent site where the water table remained at its natural levels. Measurements of soil matric potential at the two sites indicated that osmotic adjustment occurred in response to stress caused by lowering the water table. A theoretical lower limit of osmotic adjustment was determined by comparing initial cell osmotic potentials with initial xylem water potentials. These experimentally derived limits indicated that A. torreyi and S. vermiculatus may maintain leaf cell turgor at significantly lower cell water potentials (about -4.5 megapascals) than C. nauseosus or A. tridentata (about -2.5 megapascals) and allows them to function in dryer soil environments. (Author 's abstract)

  12. Climate Change Impacts to Water Quality in the Owens and Mono Lake Basins

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    Chen, L.; Roy, S. B.; Mills, B.; Kurkjian, R.

    2011-12-01

    This study describes work to identify potential impacts of future climate changes on water quality in the Mono and Owens Lake basins that are sources of water supply to City of Los Angeles through the Los Angeles Aqueduct (LAA) System. A watershed hydrology and water quality model (the Hydrological Simulation Program Fortran-HSPF; Bicknell et al. 1996) was adapted to the basin to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on water quality. The water quality parameters studied in this work include temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total suspended solids (TSS), nutrients (nitrogen as nitrate and phosphorus as ortho-phosphate), chlorophyll a, total organic carbon (TOC), and arsenic. The model was calibrated to baseline water quality data observed for the period of 1994-2004 at six major locations, including streams and reservoirs. Statistically downscaled temperature and precipitation data from six climate models were used to make future projections of water quality impacts: GFDL CM2.1, CNRM CM3, NCAR PCM1.1, CCSM3, ECHAMS/MPI-OM, and MIROC3.2, and projections developed for 2005-2099. Results from this modeling exercise indicate that by the end of the 21st century, the following changes may occur in the watershed: increases in water temperature by 1-2 oC; decreases in DO, average TSS, and arsenic; increases in nutrients, both nitrogen and phosphorus species; and minimal changes in BOD and TOC. The recommended actions of the modeling analysis include more detailed monitoring for selected parameters to provide a foundation for evaluating long term trends and relationships of flow and concentrations of key constituents such as TSS, nutrients, and arsenic that are of interest from the standpoint of drinking water supply.

  13. Glacial-interglacial climate changes recorded by debris flow fan deposits, Owens Valley, California

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    D'Arcy, Mitch; Roda-Boluda, Duna C.; Whittaker, Alexander C.

    2017-08-01

    It is hotly debated whether and how climate changes are recorded by terrestrial stratigraphy. Basin sediments produced by catchment-alluvial fan systems may record past climate over a variety of timescales, and could offer unique information about how climate controls sedimentation. Unfortunately, there are fundamental uncertainties about how climatic variables such as rainfall and temperature translate into sedimentological signals. Here, we examine 35 debris flow fan surfaces in Owens Valley, California, that record deposition throughout the past 125,000 years, during which climate has varied significantly. We show that the last full glacial-interglacial cycle is recorded with high fidelity by the grain size distributions of the debris flow deposits. These flows transported finer sediment during the cooler glacial climate, and became systematically coarser-grained as the climate warmed and dried. We explore the physical mechanisms that might explain this signal, and rule out changes in sediment supply through time. Instead, we propose that grain size records past changes in storm intensity, which is responsible for debris flow initiation in this area and is decoupled from average rainfall rates. This is supported by an exponential Clausius-Clapeyron-style scaling between grain size and temperature, and also reconciles with climate dynamics and the initiation of debris flows. The fact that these alluvial fans exhibit a strong, sustained sensitivity to orbital climate changes sheds new light on how eroding landscapes and their sedimentary products respond to climatic forcing. Finally, our findings highlight the importance of threshold-controlled events, such as storms and debris flows, in driving erosion and sedimentation at the Earth's surface in response to climate change.

  14. Environmental change and fire in the Owen Stanley Ranges, Papua New Guinea

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    Hope, Geoffrey

    2009-11-01

    Kosipe, an upland valley at 2000 m altitude in the Owen Stanley Ranges of southeastern New Guinea, is known for the discovery of large stone waisted blades dated to 31 400 cal a BP. The purpose of these tools and the nature of occupation are unknown. The altitude is too high for most food crops today and may have stood close to the treeline during the last glaciation. Three pollen and charcoal diagrams from a large swamp in the Kosipe Valley provide a record of swamp and dryland changes for more than 50 000 years. There have been considerable fluctuations in vegetation on the slopes and on the swamp which reflect both environmental change and anthropogenic influences. A gymnosperm-rich forest at the base is replaced by mountain forest dominated by Nothofagus about 42 000 years ago. Fire first becomes apparent across the swamp around 40 000 years ago but is not common during the time when subalpine herbs reach their best representation. Tree fern-rich grasslands form a mosaic with montane forest in a near-treeline environment. The Pleistocene-Holocene boundary is marked by a decline in Nothofagus and increase in lower montane mixed forest taxa. Charcoal increases before this time and the swamp vegetation becomes more grass-rich. Charcoal is at its maximum through the last 3000 years possibly reflecting climate variability as well as sedentary occupation and agriculture on the swamp margin. Supplementary pollen diagrams from two higher altitude sites support the evidence from the Kosipe Swamp cores. Charcoal, local catchment erosion and increases in disturbance taxa become more widespread in the last 5000 years at these sites, suggesting that local settlement at Kosipe may have lagged behind general landscape use by populations from lower altitudes.

  15. The Owens River as a tiltmeter for Long Valley caldera, California

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    Reid, J.B. Jr )

    1992-05-01

    In the lower 11 km of its course around the resurgent dome of Long Valley caldera, the Owens River displays two parallel meander belts, comparable in meander wavelength and amplitude but unequal in age, elevation, and discharge. It appears the two belts take turns carrying the river's flow depending on whether the dome is inflating or subsiding. The inboard belt, some 200-300 m closer to the dome and now 30-60 cm higher in elevation, contains an underfit stream and is now being abandoned. The outboard channel formed in a series of avulsions apparently induced by recent uplift of the dome. In the upper 4 km of the two-channel reach, avulsion occurred between 1856 and 1878 as inferred from the original US Coast and Geodetic Survey mapping the caldera. Avulsion had already occurred by 1856 in the lower 4 km of the river, suggesting a possible migration of the center of uplift through time. More ancient meander scars at the inboard and outboard limits of the floodplain imply additional earlier episodes of inflation and subsidence. Projection of surveyed topographic profiles across the river's floodplain to the center of the dome suggests that cumulative recent uplift is on the order of 15-35 m, or about 30-70 times greater than that measured for the caldera since 1979 (Castle et al. 1984). The duration of the era of subsidence can be estimated by comparing oxbow densities in the old and new meander belts in the upper two-channel reach; the data suggest that the dome may have been in subsidence for a period of at least 500 to 1,000 yr ending about 150 yr ago. No eruptions of the Long Valley volcanic system have accompanied these inflations and subsidings.

  16. Keeping the History in Historical Seismology: The 1872 Owens Valley, California Earthquake

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    Hough, Susan E.

    2008-07-01

    The importance of historical earthquakes is being increasingly recognized. Careful investigations of key pre-instrumental earthquakes can provide critical information and insights for not only seismic hazard assessment but also for earthquake science. In recent years, with the explosive growth in computational sophistication in Earth sciences, researchers have developed increasingly sophisticated methods to analyze macroseismic data quantitatively. These methodological developments can be extremely useful to exploit fully the temporally and spatially rich information source that seismic intensities often represent. For example, the exhaustive and painstaking investigations done by Ambraseys and his colleagues of early Himalayan earthquakes provides information that can be used to map out site response in the Ganges basin. In any investigation of macroseismic data, however, one must stay mindful that intensity values are not data but rather interpretations. The results of any subsequent analysis, regardless of the degree of sophistication of the methodology, will be only as reliable as the interpretations of available accounts—and only as complete as the research done to ferret out, and in many cases translate, these accounts. When intensities are assigned without an appreciation of historical setting and context, seemingly careful subsequent analysis can yield grossly inaccurate results. As a case study, I report here on the results of a recent investigation of the 1872 Owen's Valley, California earthquake. Careful consideration of macroseismic observations reveals that this event was probably larger than the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and possibly the largest historical earthquake in California. The results suggest that some large earthquakes in California will generate significantly larger ground motions than San Andreas fault events of comparable magnitude.

  17. Keeping the History in Historical Seismology: The 1872 Owens Valley, California Earthquake

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    Hough, Susan E.

    2008-07-08

    The importance of historical earthquakes is being increasingly recognized. Careful investigations of key pre-instrumental earthquakes can provide critical information and insights for not only seismic hazard assessment but also for earthquake science. In recent years, with the explosive growth in computational sophistication in Earth sciences, researchers have developed increasingly sophisticated methods to analyze macroseismic data quantitatively. These methodological developments can be extremely useful to exploit fully the temporally and spatially rich information source that seismic intensities often represent. For example, the exhaustive and painstaking investigations done by Ambraseys and his colleagues of early Himalayan earthquakes provides information that can be used to map out site response in the Ganges basin. In any investigation of macroseismic data, however, one must stay mindful that intensity values are not data but rather interpretations. The results of any subsequent analysis, regardless of the degree of sophistication of the methodology, will be only as reliable as the interpretations of available accounts - and only as complete as the research done to ferret out, and in many cases translate, these accounts. When intensities are assigned without an appreciation of historical setting and context, seemingly careful subsequent analysis can yield grossly inaccurate results. As a case study, I report here on the results of a recent investigation of the 1872 Owen's Valley, California earthquake. Careful consideration of macroseismic observations reveals that this event was probably larger than the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and possibly the largest historical earthquake in California. The results suggest that some large earthquakes in California will generate significantly larger ground motions than San Andreas fault events of comparable magnitude.

  18. Holocene and latest Pleistocene oblique dextral faulting on the southern Inyo Mountains fault, Owens Lake basin, California

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    Bacon, S.N.; Jayko, A.S.; McGeehin, J.P.

    2005-01-01

    The Inyo Mountains fault (IMF) is a more or less continuous range-front fault system, with discontinuous late Quaternary activity, at the western base of the Inyo Mountains in Owens Valley, California. The southern section of the IMF trends ???N20??-40?? W for at least 12 km at the base of and within the range front near Keeler in Owens Lake basin. The southern IMF cuts across a relict early Pliocene alluvial fan complex, which has formed shutter ridges and northeast-facing scarps, and which has dextrally offset, well-developed drainages indicating long-term activity. Numerous fault scarps along the mapped trace are northeast-facing, mountain-side down, and developed in both bedrock and younger alluvium, indicating latest Quaternary activity. Latest Quaternary multiple- and single-event scarps that cut alluvium range in height from 0.5 to 3.0 m. The penultimate event on the southern IMF is bracketed between 13,310 and 10,590 cal years B.P., based on radiocarbon dates from faulted alluvium and fissure-fill stratigraphy exposed in a natural wash cut. Evidence of the most recent event is found at many sites along the mapped fault, and, in particular, is seen in an ???0.5-m northeast-facing scarp and several right-stepping en echelon ???0.5-m-deep depressions that pond fine sediment on a younger than 13,310 cal years B.P. alluvial fan. A channel that crosses transverse to this scarp is dextrally offset 2.3 ?? 0.8 m, providing a poorly constrained oblique slip rate of 0.1-0. 3 m/ k.y. The identified tectonic geomorphology and sense of displacement demonstrate that the southern IMF accommodates predominately dextral slip and should be integrated into kinematic fault models of strain distribution in Owens Valley.

  19. Style of recent surface deformation at the south end of the Owens Valley fault zone, eastern California

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    Vittori, E. ); Michetti, A.M. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV . Mackey School of Mines); Slemmons, D.B. ); Carver, G. . Dept. of Geology)

    1993-04-01

    Owens Lake is at the south end of the 100+ km long 1872 right-lateral rupture of the Owens Valley fault zone. The southern termination is complex with: (1) extension near the Sierra Nevada front on a swarm of Holocene and late Pleistocene scarps; (2) intense folding of quaternary playa sediments at Bartlett Point along the right-oblique main fault, (3) extension on several faults of the playa floor, (4) probable 1872 right-lateral faulting (1.7 m) of the Holocene shorelines at the southern border of the lake and (5) the normal scarp (0.2--0.6 m high) at Red Ridge (Coso Range). The morphology of this scarp (almost undegraded free face) strongly suggests a 1872 origin. The pattern of faulting at Owens Lake indicates that it is a pull-apart basin, controlled by right-steps of the main NNW right-slip fault zone, with connection to NE and N-S normal faults. Also the prominent scarps at the SE edge of the lake generally interpreted as lake highstands are fault-controlled. This complex network of faults is expressed on low-sun angle photographs and detailed topographic maps. The O.V.F.Z. continues southward in the Coso Range, as evidenced by strongly folded Pliocene lacustrine deposits, and probably links to the Little Lake F.Z. near the Coso volcanic field. It is noteworthy that both the late quaternary basaltic volcanic fields near Big Pine at the northern end of the 1872 fault and the Coso volcanic field are at right-steps of the fault zone.

  20. Long-term weathering effects on the thermal performance of the Libbey-Owens-Ford (liquid) solar collector

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    1979-01-01

    Thermal performance tests were conducted on the Libbey-Owens-Ford liquid collector, following long term exposure to natural weathering conditions. Visual inspection of the collector, prior to the retest, indicated noticeable clouding of the inner cover glass, probably resulting from outgassing of the insulation. The absorber plate also showed some discoloration. The test results indicated that performance degradation had occurred at inlet temperatures significantly above ambient. The change in the slope of the efficiency curve, from the original data, is a direct indicator of an increase in the collector heat loss coefficient.

  1. Owens Community College: A Case Study on the Effects of Politics, Economics, Social Factors, and Technological Factors on Future Educational Delivery Strategies, Space Needs, and Design

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    Paskvan, Brian A.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this case study was to explore the influence of four factors--politics, economics, society, and technology--on educational delivery strategies, space needs, and design at Owens Community College. The future effects of these factors on the college were predicted four to six years from the time the study was conducted. The researcher…

  2. The Unexpected Burden of Manhood in Owen Wister's "The Virginian": "Can't Yu' See How It Must Be about a Man?"

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    Jones, Donald C.

    Literary critics have frequently credited Owen Wister with the invention of the modern Western novel. Yet when compared to the modern cowboy stereotype, the supposedly prototypical text of "The Virginian" defies its author's apparent convictions of Western masculinity. This bestseller includes most of the now classic elements of a…

  3. Owens Community College: A Case Study on the Effects of Politics, Economics, Social Factors, and Technological Factors on Future Educational Delivery Strategies, Space Needs, and Design

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    Paskvan, Brian A.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this case study was to explore the influence of four factors--politics, economics, society, and technology--on educational delivery strategies, space needs, and design at Owens Community College. The future effects of these factors on the college were predicted four to six years from the time the study was conducted. The researcher…

  4. Multicultural counseling competencies: an analysis of research on clients' perceptions: comment on Owen, Leach, Wampold, and Rodolfa (2011).

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    Ridley, Charles R; Shaw-Ridley, Mary

    2011-01-01

    J. Owen, M. M. Leach, B. Wampold, and E. Rodolfa (see record 2010-24976-001) tested the hypotheses that (a) some therapists express more multicultural competencies (MCCs) more than other therapists and (b) clients' perceptions of their therapists' MCCs are a function of specific client or therapeutic factors. In the present analysis, the authors critiqued 3 major components of the study: conceptual and methodological underpinnings, interpretation of research findings, and implications for future research. Although the authors agree with the importance of this line of research, the authors also believe that some of the researchers' underlying assumptions are worthy of examination; alternate interpretations of the findings are possible, and several recommendations for future research are imperative.

  5. Analysis of substrate and plant spectral features of semi-arid shrub communities in the Owens Valley, California

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    Ustin, S. L.; Rock, B. N.; Woodward, R. A.

    1986-01-01

    Airborne Imaging Spectrometer (AIS) data were analyzed to deduce plant density and species composition in three semi-arid shrub-dominated communities of Owens Valley, CA, occurring on either a sand, granite alluvium, or basalt substrate. The high-spectral resolution AIS data were related to spectra obtained with field portable spectrometers, which in turn were related to plant and soil characteristics of the communities. Many of the dominant species have unique spectral features which permit their identification in AIS pixel images. The canopy-induced shadow may be a major factor influencing substrate spectral properties during fall and winter, because of low sun angles. Moreover, changes in spectral signatures following dormancy and leaf senescence tend to decrease contrasts between the plant community and the geologic substrate, also suggesting that fall and winter are a difficult time of year for spectral analyses.

  6. In situ weathering vs eolian additions to soils: A proposed solution from lava tubes and cumulic soils, Owens Valley, Calif

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    Lafarge, D.W.; Burke, R.M. . Dept. of Geology)

    1993-04-01

    Natural dust traps in the form of open conduits to lava tubes, collapsed lava tubes, cinder cone depressions, and range-front half grabens create favorable environments for the accumulation of eolian materials through extended periods of geologic time. The radiometrically dated basalt flows in the Big Pine Lava Field, CA provide minimum and maximum constraining dates for accumulation rates of such eolian materials, which are also added, at least partially, to regional soils developed on moraines and alluvial fans. 1.2 meters of well sorted silts to fine sands are located within a lava tube formed in a flow emanating from the northern cone of the Stooges Range along the range front of the Inyo Mountains. This non-basaltic material records a minimum eolian accumulation rate of 4.8 mm/ka, whereas a somewhat thicker section in the subaerially exposed collapsed portion of the tube system suggests an accumulation rate of 8.0 mm/ka. Across Owens Valley along the Sierra Nevada range front, a cumulic soil described to a depth of 363+ cm is formed in a geomorphically youthful half graben near Crater Mountain (CM). This site records a bimodal particle size distribution of eolian silts and coarse sands, with locally derived very coarse sands and fine pebble gravels from juxtaposed granitic bedrock. Two plausible explanations for the cumulic, bimodal nature of the soil, with accompanying clay bulges are: (1) episodic sources for eolian dust induced by desiccation of pluvial Owens Lake, which would be in phase with Pleistocene climatic changes; or (2) continual input of the eolian component with episodic additions of the coarse-grained granitic materials brought about by periods of tectonism along the Sierra Nevada range front fault, thus not related to paleoclimate. Prevailing southerly winds suggested for times of peak dust availability, and the model of soil forming intervals proposed by Chadwick and Davis (1990) favor the first of these two explanations for the CM.

  7. Understanding thermodynamic relationships and geochemical mass balances from catchment to coast: A tribute to the life and career of Owen P. Bricker III

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    Bricker, Suzanne B.; Mackenzie, Fred T.; Baron, Jill S.; Price, Jason

    2014-01-01

    This special volume of aquatic geochemistry is dedicated to the memory of Owen Peterson Bricker III (1936–2011) and serves as a tribute to his life and career. Owen had a distinguished and productive research career in both academics at Johns Hopkins University (Fig. 1) and as a public servant with the Maryland Geological Survey, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Geological Survey. He was a pioneer and leader in aqueous geochemistry, who applied a study approach that quantified mineral weathering reactions and equilibrium thermodynamic relations to better understand the chemical evolution of stream water in small watersheds. He will be especially remembered for his efforts to establish rigorous field studies in small catchments around the United States as a means of quantifying the sources of acid-neutralizing capacity that affect the chemical status and biological health of natural waters.

  8. Zircon geochronology of the Webb Canyon Gneiss and the Mount Owen Quartz Monzonite, Teton Range, Wyoming: Significance to dating late Archean metamorphism in the Wyoming craton

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    Zartman, R.E.; Reed, J.C.

    1998-01-01

    The Webb Canyon Gneiss is a strongly foliated and lineated orthogneiss intercalated with layered Archean gneisses in the northern part of the Teton Range in northwestern Wyoming. The Mount Owen Quartz Monzonite is a non-foliated or weakly flow foliated rock which forms a discordant pluton exposed in the central part of the range and that cuts the Webb Canyon Gneiss and the associated layered gneisses. U-Pb zircon geochronology reported here indicates that euhedral pink zircon grew in the Webb Canyon Gneiss at about 2680 Ma, probably during the peak of regional metamorphism and that the Mount Owen was emplaced at 2547??3 Ma. These dates provide the best constraints so far reported on the age of Late Archean regional metamorphism in the western part of the Wyoming craton.

  9. Ground-Water Quality Data in the Owens and Indian Wells Valleys Study Unit, 2006: Results from the California GAMA Program

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    Densmore, Jill N.; Fram, Miranda S.; Belitz, Kenneth

    2009-01-01

    Ground-water quality in the approximately 1,630 square-mile Owens and Indian Wells Valleys study unit (OWENS) was investigated in September-December 2006 as part of the Priority Basin Project of Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The GAMA Priority Basin Project was developed in response to the Groundwater Quality Monitoring Act of 2001 and is being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in collaboration with the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The Owens and Indian Wells Valleys study was designed to provide a spatially unbiased assessment of raw ground-water quality within OWENS study unit, as well as a statistically consistent basis for comparing water quality throughout California. Samples were collected from 74 wells in Inyo, Kern, Mono, and San Bernardino Counties. Fifty-three of the wells were selected using a spatially distributed, randomized grid-based method to provide statistical representation of the study area (grid wells), and 21 wells were selected to evaluate changes in water chemistry in areas of interest (understanding wells). The ground-water samples were analyzed for a large number of synthetic organic constituents [volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides and pesticide degradates, pharmaceutical compounds, and potential wastewater- indicator compounds], constituents of special interest [perchlorate, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and 1,2,3- trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP)], naturally occurring inorganic constituents [nutrients, major and minor ions, and trace elements], radioactive constituents, and microbial indicators. Naturally occurring isotopes [tritium, and carbon-14, and stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen in water], and dissolved noble gases also were measured to help identify the source and age of the sampled ground water. This study evaluated the quality of raw ground water in the aquifer in the OWENS study unit and did not attempt to evaluate the quality of treated water

  10. Spatial Evolution of Neogene Normal Faults, Northern Owens Valley: Constraints on Oblique-slip Partioning Within the Eastern California Shear Zone.

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    Sheehan, T. P.; Dawers, N.

    2005-05-01

    Simple geometric constraints can be used to predict fault interaction at depth. Such interaction within crustal scale fault populations plays an important role in the tectonic evolution of extensional tectonic settings. Here we use a theoretical relationship between fault dip, horizontal fault spacing, and depth to the base of the seismogenic zone to explain the late Cenozoic temporal and spatial evolution of faulting within the Eastern California shear zone, including the northern extent of Owens Valley, California. Our results show that during its evolution, the east-dipping Sierra Nevada frontal fault in northern Owens Valley became inactive due to intersection with the larger west-dipping range-bounding fault of the White Mountains. The horizontal spacing of 10 km between these two conjugate faults is such that they intersect within the brittle seismic layer resulting in the locking of this segment of Sierra Nevada frontal fault. Continued accumulation of normal displacement along the White Mountains fault zone has since resulted in the present-day half-graben basement structure of northern Owens Valley. This down-dropping along the eastern margin of the valley imposes a flexural tension across the surface of the Coyote Warp, which can be considered a large relay zone between the Sierra Nevada frontal fault and the Round Valley fault further west. It is suggested that this tension is responsible for the formation of west-dipping antithetic normal faults that are distributed locally around the Coyote Warp. This extensional fault geometry has imposed a kinematic restraint on the development and distribution of right-lateral shear within this part of the Eastern California shear zone, including northeastward transfer of right-lateral slip from the Owens Valley fault to the White Mountains fault.

  11. Using Landsat TM Imagery to Monitor Vegetation Change Following Flow Restoration to the Lower Owens River, California

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    Bross, Lesley Crandell

    Rehabilitating river corridors to restore valuable riparian habitat consumes significant resources from both governments and private companies. Given these considerable expenditures, it is important to monitor the progress of such projects. This study evaluated the utility of using Landsat Thematic Mapper remotely-sensed data from 2002 and 2009 to monitor vegetation change induced by instream flow restoration to the Lower Owens River in central California. This study compared the results of an unsupervised classification with an NDVI threshold classification to appraise the resources required and effectiveness of each analysis method. The results were inspected by creating standard remote sensing accuracy error matrices and by correlating landscape pattern metrics with bird indicator species. Both sets of classified maps show a noticeable increase in riparian vegetation in the study area following flow restoration in 2006, indicating an improvement of the quality of bird habitat. The study concluded that analyzing vegetation change using the unsupervised classification technique required more effort, expert knowledge, and supplementary data than using the NDVI threshold method. If these prerequisites are met, the output from the unsupervised classification process produces a more precise map of land cover change than the NDVI threshold method. However, if an analyst is lacking either resources or ground verification data, the NDVI threshold technique is capable of providing a generalized, but still valid evaluation of vegetation change. This conclusion is supported by higher correlations between indicator bird species under the unsupervised classification method than were found with the NDVI threshold method.

  12. Four new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Owen Stanley Skinks, Papuascincus stanleyanus (Sauria: Scincidae), from Papua New Guinea

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    McAllister, Chris T.; Duszynski, Donald W.; Fisher, Robert N.; Austin, Christopher C.

    2014-01-01

    Between September and November 1991, 12 Owen Stanley skinks, Papuascincus stanleyanus (Booulenger) were collected from various localities on Papua New Guinea and examined for coccidians. Six (50%) were found to harbour four eimerians that we describe here as new. Oocysts of Eimeria burseyi sp. n. were elongate to ellipsoidal with a bilayered wall and measured (length x width, L x W) 36.0 x 24.0 microm, with a L/W ratio of 1.5. Both micropyle and oocyst residuum were absent, but a polar granule was present. Oocysts of Eimeria goldbergi sp. n. were ellipsoidal, with a bilayered wall, and measured 21.4 x 16.1 microm; L/W ratio was 1.3. Both micropyle and oocyst residuum were absent, but a single or fragmented polar granule was present. Oocysts of Eimeria boulengeri sp. n. were spheroidal to slightly subspheroidal, with a thin, single-layered wall that readily collapses, and measured 16.0 microm, L/W ratio was 1.0. Both micropyle and oocyst residuum were absent, but usually one (sometimes two) polar granule(s) were present. Oocysts of Eimeria niuginiensis sp. n. were oblong to tapered with a bilayered wall, and measured 20.0 x 13.1 microm; L/W ratio was 1.5. A micropyle, oocyst residuum and polar granule were absent. To our knowledge, these represent the only coccidians ever described from P. stanleyanus.

  13. The Whole AMS Matrix: Using the Owens Lake, Ardath Slump, and Gaviota Slide cores to explore classification of ellipsoid shapes

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    Schwehr, K.; Driscoll, N.; Tauxe, L.

    2004-12-01

    Categorizing sediment history using Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) has been a long standing challenge for the paleomagnetic community. The goal is to have a robust test of shape fabrics that allows workers to classify sediments in terms of being primary depositional fabric, deposition in with currents, or altered fabrics. Additionally, it is important to be able to distinguish altered fabrics into such classes as slumps, crypto-slumps, drilling deformation (such as fluidization from drilling mud and flow-in), and so forth. To try to bring a unified test scheme to AMS interpretation, we are using three example test cases. First is the Owens Lake OL92 core, which has provided previous workers with a long core example in a lacustrian environment. OL92 was classified into five zones based on visual observations of the core photographs. Using these groupings, Rosenbaum et al. (2000) was able to use the deflection of the minimum eigen vector from vertical to classify each individual AMS sample. Second is the Ardath Shale location, which provides a clear case of a lithified outcrop scale problem that showed success with the bootstrap eigen value test. Finally is the Gaviota Slide in the Santa Barbara Basin, which provides usage of 1-2 meter gravity cores. Previous work has focused on Flinn, Jelinek, and bootstrap plots of eigen values. In supporting the shape characterization we have also used a 95% confidence F-Test by means of Hext's statistical work. We have extended the F-Test into a promising new plot of the F12 and F23 confidence values, which shows good clustering in early tests. We have applied all of the available techniques to the above three test cases and will present how each technique either succeeds or fails. Since each method has its own strengths and weaknesses, it is clear that the community needs to carefully evaluate which technique should be applied to any particular problem.

  14. Water quality of Rob Roy Reservoir and Lake Owen, Albany County, and Granite Springs and Crystal Lake Reservoirs, Laramie County, Wyoming, 1997-98

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    Ogle, Kathy Muller; Peterson, D.A.; Spillman, Bud; Padilla, Rosie

    1999-01-01

    The water quality of four reservoirs was assessed during 1997 and 1998 as a cooperative project between the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities and the U. S. Geological Survey. The four reservoirs, Rob Roy, Lake Owen, Granite Springs, and Crystal Lake, provide approximately 75 percent of the public water supply for Cheyenne, Wyoming. Samples of water and bottom sediment were collected and analyzed for selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics to provide data about the reservoirs. Water flows between the reservoirs through a series of pipelines and stream channels. The reservoirs differ in physical characteristics such as elevation, volume, and depth.Profiles of temperature, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, and pH were examined. Three of the four reservoirs exhibited stratification during the summer. The profiles indicate that stratification develops in all reservoirs except Lake Owen. Stratification developed in Rob Roy, Granite Springs, and Crystal Lake Reservoirs by mid-July in 1998 and continued until September, with the thickness of the epilimnion increasing during that time. Secchi disk readings indicated Rob Roy Reservoir had the clearest water of the four reservoirs studied.The composition of the phytoplankton community was different in the upper two reservoirs from that in the lower two reservoirs. Many of the species found in Rob Roy Reservoir and Lake Owen are associated with oligotrophic, nutrient-poor conditions. In contrast, many of the species found in Granite Springs and Crystal Lake Reservoirs are associated with mesotrophic or eutrophic conditions. The total number of taxa identified also increased downstream.The chemical water type in the reservoirs was similar, but dissolved-solids concentrations were greater in the downstream reservoirs. Water in all four reservoirs was a calcium-bicarbonate type. In the fall of 1997, Rob Roy Reservoir had the lowest dissolved-solids concentration (19 milligrams per liter), whereas

  15. Soil water and vegetation responses to precipitation and changes in depth to ground water in Owens Valley, California

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    Sorenson, Stephen K.; Dileanis, Peter D.; Branson, Farrel A.

    1991-01-01

    Vegetation on the floor of Owens Valley, California, is composed predominantly of phreatophytic desert communities that are adapted to small quantities of precipitation and alkaline soils. These plant communities are believed to be dependent on the continuing presence of a shallow water table. Maintaining existing plant communities is important to preserve the environmental quality of the valley. Proposals to pump additional quantities of ground water from the valley for export to the city of Los Angeles caused concern about the effect of pumping on the existing vegetation and how the plants would adapt to short- or long-term declines of the shallow water table. To test the ability of selected major shrub species to adapt to water-table decline, four sites were selected, pump-equipped wells were installed, and water-table drawdown was monitored. Soil samples were collected with a hand auger and analyzed by using the filter-paper method to monitor changes in soil water content and soil matric potential at test sites. Plant reactions were determined by measurements of plant cover, shoot growth, and xylem pressure potential. Results of 3 years of monitoring show that growth and cover repetition of the shrubs studied are affected greatly by the quantity of annual precipitation, especially at sites with coarse-textured soils. Plants were not affected by drying soil in the root zone until the maximum matric potential exceeded 4.3 pF (-1,950 kilopascal) at depths greater than 0.5 meter. Rabbit-brush was most sensitive to dry soil and was the only shrub species that died as the result of water stress from water-table drawdown. The change in cover repetition correlated positively with the magnitude of water-table drawdown at one site and negatively at another site. Measurements of xylem pressure potential taken before dawn correlated well with water content in the upper 1.5 meters of soil. The magnitude of water-table drawdown achieved by the pump-equipped wells was less

  16. Oxygen-isotope composition of Quaternary rhyolitic and basaltic lavas in the southern Owens Valley and Kern Plateau, CA

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    Vazquez, J. A.; Bindeman, I. N.; Browne, B. L.

    2009-12-01

    Over the last 250 ka, the Coso volcanic field has erupted approximately 2 km3 of high-silica rhyolite during seven eruptive episodes within a central area characterized by high heat flow and a long-lived hydrothermal system. Coeval basalts are confined to the periphery of the rhyolitic center, suggesting a persistent locus of rhyolitic intrusion and a growing reservoir of silicic magma. To evaluate the generation and assembly of this evolving silicic system, we measured via laser fluorination δ18O values of groundmass and phenocrysts from Coso lavas erupted between 170 ka and 60 ka, as well as nearby Pleistocene (Big Pine & Kern Plateau) rhyolites and basalts. δ18O values of Coso groundmass obsidian and quartz phenocrysts range from 8.1 to 8.6‰ and 8.6 to 8.7‰, respectively, and are similar over the span of eruptive episodes. These values are similar to nearby high-silica rhyolites at Big Pine and Long Valley. The δ18O values of Coso rhyolites are too high to reflect simple fractionation of coeval contaminated basalt (olivine = 5.9‰); nominal mantle δ18O values (olivine) for the Owens Valley from primitive Big Pine basalt and lherzolite xenoliths are 5.3-5.6‰. The relatively high δ18O values for Coso rhyolites suggest recycling of crustal lithologies, which are locally dominated by Mesozoic granitoids. A significant crustal component in the Coso rhyolites is supported by the presence of abundant zircons that yield Mesozoic U-Pb ages. Kern Plateau basalts and rhyolites yield δ18O values that are somewhat elevated (up to 1‰) relative to Coso and Big Pine lavas, which suggest a relatively enriched mantle source but more likely indicate a greater crustal input from Sierra Nevadan crust. The similarity of δ18O values for Coso rhyolites erupted over an ~100 ka span of time suggests that the crustal source for the rhyolites has a restricted range of δ18O values and/or differentiation of the magma reservoir is effective at homogenizing the O

  17. The Owens Valley Epics

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    Bahr, Donald

    2007-01-01

    One of the best-studied, least-discussed texts of Native American oral literature is a long Mojave "epic" taken down from a man named Inyo-kutavere by Alfred Kroeber in 1902 and published in 1951. The text was published in twenty-nine pages along with forty-eight pages of commentary and twenty-five pages of notes. In 1999, Arthur Hatto, an…

  18. The Owens Valley Epics

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    Bahr, Donald

    2007-01-01

    One of the best-studied, least-discussed texts of Native American oral literature is a long Mojave "epic" taken down from a man named Inyo-kutavere by Alfred Kroeber in 1902 and published in 1951. The text was published in twenty-nine pages along with forty-eight pages of commentary and twenty-five pages of notes. In 1999, Arthur Hatto, an…

  19. Climate and hydrology of the last interglaciation (MIS 5) in Owens Basin, California: Isotopic and geochemical evidence from core OL-92

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    Li, H.-C.; Bischoff, J.L.; Ku, T.-L.; Zhu, Z.-Y.

    2004-01-01

    ??18O, ??13C, total organic carbon, total inorganic carbon, and acid-leachable Li, Mg and Sr concentrations on 443 samples from 32 to 83 m depth in Owens Lake core OL-92 were analyzed to study the climatic and hydrological conditions between 60 and 155 ka with a resolution of ???200 a. The multi-proxy data show that Owens Lake overflowed during wet/cold conditions of marine isotope stages (MIS) 4, 5b and 6, and was closed during the dry/warm conditions of MIS 5a, c and e. The lake partially overflowed during MIS 5d. Our age model places the MIS 4/5 boundary at ca 72.5 ka and the MIS 5/6 boundary (Termination II) at ca 140 ka, agreeing with the Devils Hole chronology. The diametrical precipitation intensities between the Great Basin (cold/wet) and eastern China (cold/dry) on Milankovitch time scales imply a climatic teleconnection across the Pacific. It also probably reflects the effect of high-latitude ice sheets on the southward shifts of both the summer monsoon frontal zone in eastern Asia and the polar jet stream in western North America during glacial periods. ?? 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Climate Change Impacts on the Los Angeles Aqueducts Water Sources: 21st Century Hydrologic Projections for Owens Valley and Mono Lake Watershed

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    Costa-Cabral, M. C.; Roy, S. B.; Maurer, E. P.; Mills, W. B.; Chen, L.

    2011-12-01

    Precipitation from the Eastern Sierra Nevada watersheds of Owens Lake and Mono Lake is one of the main water sources, and the one of highest quality, for Los Angeles' more than 4 million people. Winter snow is stored in the large snowpack reservoir, and meltwater (~0.2-0.5 million acre-feet) is delivered annually to the city in the dry season by the 340-mile long Los Angeles Aqueduct system, operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. We identify plausible scenarios of future climate conditions in the Owens-Mono watersheds over the 21st century based on CMIP3 results for 16 global climate models (GCMs) statistically downscaled to 1/8° and greenhouse gas emission scenarios A2 and B1; and we evaluate the consequent hydrologic impacts using the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) hydrologic model. Such climate scenarios have large and unquantifiable associated uncertainty and do not represent predictions, but are considered to be plausible under the current state of knowledge. We applied VIC to the Owens-Mono watersheds and calibrated the model using monthly streamflow records provided by LADWP. Of most interest to Los Angeles' water supply are the projections for the snowpack and the dry-season hydrograph that relies on snowmelt. Our results indicate future increases in the fraction of precipitation falling as rain rather than snow, from a historical value of about 20% to 20-30% by mid-century and 28-52% by end of century (depending on the GCM) for scenario A2. As a result, the snowpack's peak snow water equivalent (SWE) is projected to decline by most GCMs. The SWE peak is also projected to shift toward earlier dates (by a few days by mid-century and by a GCM-average of 2 weeks by end of century under emissions scenario A2). The diminished SWE, earlier SWE peak and earlier melt associated with rising temperatures result in earlier hydrograph peaks, a shift in the date marking the passage of half of the year's hydrograph volume (by more than one

  1. Kinematics of the Eastern California shear zone: Evidence for slip transfer from Owens and Saline Valley fault zones to Fish Lake Valley fault zone

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    Reheis, M.C.; Dixon, T.H.

    1996-01-01

    Late Quaternary slip rates and satellite-based geodetic data for the western Great Basin constrain regional fault-slip distribution and evolution. The geologic slip rate on the Fish Lake Valley fault zone (the northwest extension of the Furnace Creek fault zone) increases northward from about 3 to 5 mm/yr, in agreement with modeled geodetic data. The increase coincides with the intersections of the Deep Springs fault, connected to the Owens Valley fault zone, and of other faults connected to the Saline Valley fault. The combined geologic and geodetic data suggest that (1) the northwest-striking faults of the Eastern California shear zone north of the Garlock fault are connected by north- to northeast-striking normal faults that transfer slip in a series of right steps, and (2) the amount and distribution of slip among the many faults of this broad, complex plate boundary have changed through time.

  2. Determining the origin of enigmatic bedrock structures using apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronology: Alabama and Poverty Hills, Owens Valley, California

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    Ali, G. A.; Reiners, P. W.; Ducea, M.

    2008-12-01

    The Alabama and Poverty Hills are enigmatic, topographic highs of crystalline basement surrounded by Neogene sediments in Owens Valley, California. The 150-km long Owens Valley, the westernmost graben of the Basin and Range Province, initiated at about 3 Ma, creating ~2-4 km of vertical relief from the Sierra Nevada and White/Inyos crests to the valley floor. Along the valley, the active right-lateral Owens Valley Fault Zone (OVFZ) accommodates a significant portion of Pacific-North American plate motion, creating an oblique dextral fault zone, with localized transpression along minor left-stepovers. The dominantly granitic Mesozoic rocks of the Alabama Hills are bounded by the OVFZ to the east, and the granitic and metavolcanic Mesozoic rocks of the Poverty Hills are located along an apparent 3-km left stepover of the OVFZ. The tectonic origin and geodynamic significance of both these structures are not known, but previously published hypotheses include: 1) transpressional uplifts as OVFZ-related flower structures; 2) down-dropped normal fault blocks; and 3) giant landslides from adjacent ranges. We measured apatite (U-Th)/He ages on 15 samples from the Alabama and Poverty Hills to understand the history of shallow crustal exhumation of these structures, and to potentially correlate them to rocks from adjacent ranges. Apatite He dating typically yields cooling ages corresponding to closure temperatures of ~55-65 °C, corresponding roughly to depths of ~2-3 km in the crust. The majority of apatite He ages from the Alabama Hills ranged from 58-70 Ma, but the far eastern, and lowest elevation sample showed ages of 51-55 Ma. The Poverty Hills shows younger ages of 40-65 Ma and no recognizable spatial pattern. Although the data do not conclusively rule out a transpressional uplift origin of the Poverty Hills, the rocks within them could not have been exhumed from depths greater than ~2-3 km in Owens Valley. Data from both structures are most consistent with down

  3. Demonstration of oxygen-enriched air staging at Owens-Brockway glass containers. Quarterly report. Feb. 1, 1996--Apr. 30, 1996

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    1996-07-01

    Objective is to demonstrate use of a previously developed combustion modification technology to reduce NO{sub x} emissions from sideport regenerative container glass melters. Host furnace is an Owens- Brockway 6-port pair sideport furnace in Vernon CA producing 325- ton/d of amber container glass. Baseline NO{sub x} level is 4.0 lb/ton glass; an anticipated NO{sub x} reduction of 50% would lower this to below 2 lb/ton. With the OEAS operating on only one of the 6 ports, an overall NO{sub x} reduction of 8-10% was obtained, suggesting that an overall furnance NO{sub x} reduction of 50% can be achieved.

  4. Estimates of evapotranspiration in alkaline scrub and meadow communities of Owens Valley, California, using the Bowen-ratio, eddy-correlation, and Penman-combination methods

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    Duell, L. F. W.

    1988-01-01

    In Owens Valley, evapotranspiration (ET) is one of the largest components of outflow in the hydrologic budget and the least understood. ET estimates for December 1983 through October 1985 were made for seven representative locations selected on the basis of geohydrology and the characteristics of phreatophytic alkaline scrub and meadow communities. The Bowen-ratio, eddy-correlation, and Penman-combination methods were used to estimate ET. The results of the analyses appear satisfactory when compared to other estimates of ET. Results by the eddy-correlation method are for a direct and a residual latent-heat flux that is based on sensible-heat flux and energy budget measurements. Penman-combination potential ET estimates were determined to be unusable because they overestimated actual ET. Modification in the psychrometer constant of this method to account for differences between heat-diffusion resistance and vapor-diffusion resistance permitted actual ET to be estimated. The methods may be used for studies in similar semiarid and arid rangeland areas in the Western United States. Meteorological data for three field sites are included in the appendix. Simple linear regression analysis indicates that ET estimates are correlated to air temperature, vapor-density deficit, and net radiation. Estimates of annual ET range from 300 mm at a low-density scrub site to 1,100 mm at a high-density meadow site. The monthly percentage of annual ET was determined to be similar for all sites studied. (Author 's abstract)

  5. Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility as a tool for recognizing core deformation: reevaluation of the paleomagnetic record of Pleistocene sediments from drill hole OL-92, Owens Lake, California

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    Rosenbaum, Joseph; Reynolds, Richard T.; Smoot, Joseph; Meyer, Robert

    2000-01-01

    At Owens Lake, California, paleomagnetic data document the Matuyama/Brunhes polarity boundary near the bottom of a 323-m core (OL-92) and display numerous directional fluctuations throughout the Brunhes chron. Many of the intervals of high directional dispersion were previously interpreted to record magnetic excursions. For the upper ~120 m, these interpretations were tested using the anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS), which typically defines a subhorizontal planar fabric for sediments deposited in quiet water. AMS data from intervals of deformed core, determined from detailed analysis of sedimentary structures, were compared to a reference AMS fabric derived from undisturbed sediment. This comparison shows that changes in the AMS fabric provide a means of screening core samples for deformation and the associated paleomagnetic record for the adverse effects of distortion. For that portion of core OL-92 studied here (about the upper 120 m), the combined analyses of sedimentary structures and AMS data demonstrate that most of the paleomagnetic features, previously interpreted as geomagnetic excursions, are likely the result of core deformation.

  6. Calibration of GOES-VISSR, visible-band satellite data and its application to the analysis of a dust storm at Owens Lake, California

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    MacKinnon, D.J.; Chavez, P.S.; Fraser, R. S.; Niemeyer, T.C.; Gillette, Dale A.

    1996-01-01

    As part of a joint Russian/American dust-storm experiment, GOES-VISSR (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, Visible-Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer), data from a visible-band satellite image of a large dust storm emanating from Owens Lake, California were acquired on March 10 and 11, 1993. The satellite data were calibrated to targets of known ground reflectance factors and processed with radiative transfer techniques to yield aerosol (dust) optical depth at those stages of the dust storm when concurrent ground-based measurements of optical depth were made. Calibration of the satellite data is crucial for comparing surficial changes in remotely sensed data acquired over a period of time from the same area and for determining accurate concentrations of atmospheric aerosols using radiative transfer techniques. The calibration procedure forces the distribution of visible-band, DN (digital number) values, acquired on July 1, 1992, at 1731 GMT from the GOES-VISSR sensor over a large test area, to match the distribution of visible-band, DN values concurrently acquired from a Landsat MSS (Multispectral Scanner) sensor over the same test area; the Landsat MSS DN values were directly associated with reflectance factors measured from ground targets. The calibrated GOES-VISSR data for July 1, 1992, were then used to calibrate other GOES-VISSR data acquired on March 10 and 11, 1993, during the dust storm. Uncertainties in location of ground targets, bi-directional reflectance and atmospheric attenuation contribute an error of approximately ??0.02 in the satellite-inferred ground reflectance factors. On March 11 at 1031 PST the satellite-received radiances during the peak of the storm were 3 times larger than predicted by our radiative transfer model for a pure clay dust plume of infinite optical depth. This result supported ground-based measurements that the plume at that time was composed primarily of large salt grains, probably sodium sulfate, which could not be

  7. Estimates of evapotranspiration in alkaline scrub and meadow communities of Owens Valley, California, using the Bowen-ratio, eddy-correlation, and penman-combination methods

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    Duell, Lowell F. W.

    1990-01-01

    In Owens Valley, evapotranspiration (ET) is one of the largest components of outflow in the hydrologic budget and the least understood. ET estimates for December 1983 through October 1985 were made for seven representative locations selected on the basis of geohydrology and the characteristics of phreatophytic alkaline scrub and meadow communities. The Bowen-ratio, eddy-correlation, and Penman-combination methods were used to estimate ET. The results of the analyses appear satisfactory when compared with other estimates of ET. Results by the eddy-correlation method are for a direct and a residual latent-heat flux that is based on sensible-heat flux and energy-budget measurements. Penman-combination potential-ET estimates were determined to be unusable because they overestimated actual ET. Modification of the psychrometer constant of this method to account for differences between heat-diffusion resistance and vapor-diffusion resistance permitted actual ET to be estimated. The methods described in this report may be used for studies in similar semiarid and arid rangeland areas in the Western United States. Meteorological data for three field sites are included in the appendix of this report. Simple linear regression analysis indicates that ET estimates are correlated to air temperature, vapor-density deficit, and net radiation. Estimates of annual ET range from 301 millimeters at a low-density scrub site to 1,137 millimeters at a high-density meadow site. The monthly percentage of annual ET was determined to be similar for all sites studied.

  8. Studies of quaternary saline lakes-II. Isotopic and compositional changes during desiccation of the brines in Owens Lake, California, 1969-1971

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    Friedman, I.; Smith, G.I.; Hardcastle, Kenneth G.

    1976-01-01

    Owens Lake is an alkaline salt lake in a closed basin in southeast California. It is normally nearly dry, but in early 1969, an abnormal runoff from the Sierra Nevada flooded it to a maximum depth of 2??4 m. By late summer of 1971, the lake was again nearly dry and the dissolved salts recrystallized. Changes in the chemistry, pH, and deuterium content were monitored during desiccation. During flooding, salts (mostly trona, halite, and burkeite) dissolved slowly from the lake floor. Their concentration in the lake waters increased as evaporation removed water and salts again crystallized, but winter temperatures caused precipitation of some salts and the following summer warming caused their solution, resulting in seasonal variations in the concentration patterns of some ions. The pH values (9??4-10??4) changed with time but showed no detectable diurnal pattern. The deuterium concentration increased during evaporation and appeared to be in equilibrium with vapor leaving the lake according to the Rayleigh equation. The effective ??(D/H in liquid/D/H in vapor) decreased as salinity increased; the earliest measured value was 1??069 [as total dissolved solids (TDS) of lake waters changed from 136,200 to 250,400 mg/1]and the last value (calc.) was 1??025 (as TDS changed from 450,000 to 470,300 mg/1). Deuterium exchange with the atmosphere was apparently small except during late desiccation stages when the isotopic contrast became great. Eventually, atmospheric exchange, combined with decreasing ?? and lake size and increasing salinity, stopped further deuterium concentration in the lake. The maximum contrast between atmospheric vapor and lake deuterium contents was about 110%. ?? 1976.

  9. Consumer responses for tenderness and overall impression can be predicted by visible and near-infrared spectroscopy, Meullenet-Owens razor shear, and Warner-Bratzler shear force.

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    Yancey, J W S; Apple, J K; Meullenet, J-F; Sawyer, J T

    2010-07-01

    Beef ribeye rolls (n=40) from Select, low Choice, top (upper 2/3) Choice, and Prime quality grade carcasses were used to determine the relationship of visible and near-infrared spectroscopy (VNIR) reflectance, Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF), and Meullenet-Owens razor shear (MORS) with consumer responses for tenderness and overall impression. Steaks (2.54 cm) were cut and assigned to either 14 or 28d aging (n=4/aging period). Reflectance in the VNIR spectrum was measured 1d from the box-date no less than 30 min after cutting, and prior to aging. The steak used for VNIR measurement was designated for WBSF and MORS measurement, whereas three adjacent steaks were cooked for evaluation by a consumer panel (n=240 members). Steaks from the Select-grade ribeye rolls had the greatest (P=0.06) WBSF values and lower (P<0.05) overall impression scores than those from top Choice and Prime quality grades. Consumer panelists evaluated steaks aged 28 d as more tender (P<0.05) than those aged 14 d. The relationship of mechanical tenderness measurements were higher with consumer panel responses for tenderness than with overall impression, and those relationships were stronger for the Select grade than for quality grades with higher degrees of marbling. The 2nd derivatives of VNIR measurements were more successful at predicting consumer panel responses of tenderness and overall impression than WBSF and MORS; thus, VNIR methodology was less invasive and more predictive than other, more traditional tenderness measurements. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Mode of opening of an oceanic pull-apart: The 20°N Basin along the Owen Fracture Zone (NW Indian Ocean)

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    Rodriguez, Mathieu; Chamot-Rooke, Nicolas; Fournier, Marc; Huchon, Philippe; Delescluse, Matthias

    2013-09-01

    basins are common features observed at releasing bends along major strike-slip faults. The formation and structural evolution of such basins have mostly been investigated in the continental domain and by sandbox laboratory experiments or numerical models. Here we present recently acquired multibeam bathymetry, 3.5 kHz echo sounder, and seismic profiles across the 20°N pull-apart Basin along the India-Arabia transform boundary, known as the Owen Fracture Zone (OFZ). Using nearby oceanic drilling (Deep Sea Drilling Project 222), we constrain the structural evolution of the basin since opening some 3 Myr ago. The 20°N Basin is large (90 km long and 35 km wide) despite limited transcurrent motion (~10 km). The first stage involved the formation of a step over along the OFZ and the subsequent isolation of a subsiding half graben. Extension and subsidence were further partitioned over three distinct subbasins separated by complex sets of transverse faults. The size of the basin was enhanced by gravity-driven collapse. The 20°N Basin has been a catchment for Indus turbidites since its opening, which provide a good record of syn-sedimentary deformation. The deformation related to the subsidence of the half graben mimics rollover structures commonly encountered in salt tectonics, suggesting that subsidence was accommodated by one or several décollement layers at depth. Despite a different rheological context, the subsurface structure of the nascent oceanic 20°N Basin is very similar to the more mature continental Dead Sea Basin along the Levant Fault, which also displays subbasins separated by transverse faults.

  11. In memoriam: a tribute to dr. Owen H. Wangensteen, the greatest teacher of surgery during the 20th century (1898-1981).

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    Edlich, Richard F

    2007-04-01

    My philosophy regarding teaching has been formulated primarily by my close personal relationship with my beloved mentor, Dr. Owen Wangensteen, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, who is recognized as the greatest teacher of surgery during this last century. By 1930, he had become Chairman of the Department of Surgery of the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center, a position he held for 37[1/2] years. He transformed the University of Minnesota into a great center for surgery and attracted a group of brilliant young surgeons to do research on impossible problems. His lifelong recognition of the relevance of basic science and the insight to be derived from research in the training of young surgeons created the milieu and opportunities for great surgical achievements. During the period of almost 40 years in which he served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery, he became the greatest surgical educator of the 20th century. The future academic careers for his residents were indeed impressive: 38 became the department chairs; 31 accepted positions as division heads of their departments; 72 were directors of training programs; 110 became full professors; and 18 had appointments as associate professors. In this favorable environment uncluttered by the cobwebs of tradition, significant developments in surgery were forthcoming: open heart surgery; the heart-lung machine; cardiac pacemaker; conservative management of intestinal obstruction; heart, pancreatic, and intestinal transplantation and metabolic surgery for weight loss as well as elevated blood cholesterol; and revolutionary advances in wound repair.

  12. Studies of Quaternary saline lakes-III. Mineral, chemical, and isotopic evidence of salt solution and crystallization processes in Owens Lake, California, 1969-1971

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    Smith, G.I.; Friedman, I.; McLaughlin, R.J.

    1987-01-01

    As a consequence of the 1969-1970 flooding of normally dry Owens Lake, a 2.4-m-deep lake formed and 20% of the 2-m-thick salt bed dissolved in it. Its desiccation began August 1969, and salts started crystallizing September 1970, ending August 1971. Mineralogic, brine-composition, and stable-isotope data plus field observations showed that while the evolving brine composition established the general crystallization timetable and range of primary and secondary mineral assemblages, it was the daily, monthly, and seasonal temperature changes that controlled the details of timing and mineralogy during this depositional process. Deuterium analyses of lake brine, interstitial brine, and hydrated saline phases helped confirm the sequence of mineral crystallizations and transformations, and they documented the sources and temperatures of waters involved in the reactions. Salts first crystallized as floating rafts on the lake surface. Natron and mirabilite, salts whose solubilities decrease greatly with lowering temperatures, crystallized late at night in winter, when surface-water temperatures reached their minima; trona, nahcolite, burkeite, and halite, salts with solubilities less sensitive to temperature, crystallized during the afternoon in summer, when surface salinities reached their maxima. However, different temperatures were generally associated with crystallization (at the surface) and accumulation (on the lake floor) because short-term temperature changes were transmitted to surface and bottom waters at different rates. Consequently, even when solubilities were exceeded at the surface, salts were preserved or not as a function of bottom-water temperatures. Halite, a nearly temperature-insensitive salt, was always preserved. Monitoring the lake-brine chemistry and mineralogy of the accumulating salts shows: (1) An estimated 0.9 ?? 106 tons of CO2 was released to the atmosphere or consumed by the lake's biomass prior to most salt crystallization. (2) After

  13. The Legacy Project: Franklin Owens

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    Moye, Johnny J.; Owens, Franklin

    2017-01-01

    This is the ninth in a series of articles entitled "The Legacy Project." The Legacy Project focuses on the lives and actions of leaders who have forged our profession into what it is today. Members of the profession owe a debt of gratitude to these leaders. One simple way to demonstrate that gratitude is to recognize these leaders and…

  14. Ancient collagen reveals evolutionary history of the endemic South American ‘ungulates’

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    Buckley, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Since the late eighteenth century, fossils of bizarre extinct creatures have been described from the Americas, revealing a previously unimagined chapter in the history of mammals. The most bizarre of these are the ‘native’ South American ungulates thought to represent a group of mammals that evolved in relative isolation on South America, but with an uncertain affinity to any particular placental lineage. Many authors have considered them descended from Laurasian ‘condylarths’, which also includes the probable ancestors of perissodactyls and artiodactyls, whereas others have placed them either closer to the uniquely South American xenarthrans (anteaters, armadillos and sloths) or the basal afrotherians (e.g. elephants and hyraxes). These hypotheses have been debated owing to conflicting morphological characteristics and the hitherto inability to retrieve molecular information. Of the ‘native’ South American mammals, only the toxodonts and litopterns persisted until the Late Pleistocene–Early Holocene. Owing to known difficulties in retrieving ancient DNA (aDNA) from specimens from warm climates, this research presents a molecular phylogeny for both Macrauchenia patachonica (Litopterna) and Toxodon platensis (Notoungulata) recovered using proteomics-based (liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry) sequencing analyses of bone collagen. The results place both taxa in a clade that is monophyletic with the perissodactyls, which today are represented by horses, rhinoceroses and tapirs. PMID:25833851

  15. Large-scale variability of wind erosion mass flux rates at Owens Lake 1. Vertical profiles of horizontal mass fluxes of wind-eroded particles with diameter greater than 50 μm

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    Gillette, Dale A.; Fryrear, D.W.; Xiao, Jing Bing; Stockton, Paul; Ono, Duane; Helm, Paula J.; Gill, Thomas E; Ley, Trevor

    1997-01-01

    A field experiment at Owens (dry) Lake, California, tested whether and how the relative profiles of airborne horizontal mass fluxes for >50-μm wind-eroded particles changed with friction velocity. The horizontal mass flux at almost all measured heights increased proportionally to the cube of friction velocity above an apparent threshold friction velocity for all sediment tested and increased with height except at one coarse-sand site where the relative horizontal mass flux profile did not change with friction velocity. Size distributions for long-time-averaged horizontal mass flux samples showed a saltation layer from the surface to a height between 30 and 50 cm, above which suspended particles dominate. Measurements from a large dust source area on a line parallel to the wind showed that even though the saltation flux reached equilibrium ∼650 m downwind of the starting point of erosion, weakly suspended particles were still input into the atmosphere 1567 m downwind of the starting point; thus the saltating fraction of the total mass flux decreased after 650 m. The scale length difference and ratio of 70/30 suspended mass flux to saltation mass flux at the farthest down wind sampling site confirm that suspended particles are very important for mass budgets in large source areas and that saltation mass flux can be a variable fraction of total horizontal mass flux for soils with a substantial fraction of <100-μm particles.

  16. A comparison of actual to estimated weights in Australian children attending a tertiary children's' hospital, using the original and updated APLS, Luscombe and Owens, Best Guess formulae and the Broselow tape.

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    Graves, Lara; Chayen, Gilad; Peat, Jennifer; O'Leary, Fenton

    2014-03-01

    During paediatric resuscitation it is essential to be able to estimate the child's weight as it determines drug doses and equipment sizes. Age and length-based estimations exist, with age-based estimations being especially useful in the preparation phase and the length-based Broselow tape having weight-based drug doses and equipment already assigned via a colour code system. The aim of this study was to compare the actual recorded weights of Australian children to the predicted weights using the original and updated APLS, Luscombe and Owens and Best Guess formulae and the Broselow tape. A retrospective observational study of children attending an Australian tertiary children's hospital. From 49,565 patients extracted from the database, 37,114 children with age and weight and 37,091 children with age and height recorded were included in the analysis. Best Guess was the most accurate, with the smallest overall mean difference 0.86 kg. For <1 year old, Broselow tape was the most accurate (mean difference -0.43 kg), Best Guess was the most accurate for ages 1-5 years and 11-14 years (mean difference 0.27 and 0.20 kg respectively), and the updated APLS formula was the most accurate for 6-10 year-old (mean difference 0.42 kg). The Broselow tape was able to only classify 48.9% of children into the correct weight colour band. For an age-based weight estimation, in infants less than one year the new APLS formula is the most accurate and over one year the Best Guess formulae should be used. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Planned Parenthood of Rocky Mountains v. Owens.

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    2002-01-01

    Court Decision: 287 Federal Reporter, 3d Series 910; 2002 Apr 17 (date of decision). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit agreed with a lower court that Colorado's Parental Notification Act (PNA) was unconstitutional because it failed to provide an exception for a minor's health. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountain Services brought an action challenging the constitutionality of the PNA which required parental notice and a waiting period before a minor could obtain an abortion. The PNA granted an exception in cases where a physician reports that the minor is a victim of child abuse or neglect at the hands of the persons entitled to notice and where an immediate abortion is necessary to prevent the minor's imminent death. The Tenth Circuit held that state abortion regulations must provide an exception to protect maternal health. Noting that medical complications could result in significant harm to the the health of a pregnant woman without constituting a threat of imminent death, the court held that the PNA infringed on the ability of any pregnant woman to protect her health because it failed to provide adequate exceptions to parental notice in cases where maternal health was at risk. The court rejected the defendant's argument that Colorado's Children's Code could be read as superseding the PNA and providing a maternal health exception, and held that the PNA superseded other Colorado law.

  18. The Owens Valley Frequency-Agile Interferometer.

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    1983-03-01

    encodes significant information oni plasma parameters, magnetic field strengths and characteristic,, of accelerated electrons in solar flares and active...plasma parameters, magnetic field strengths and characteristics of accelerated electrons in solar flares and active regions. ,To fully exploit this... magnetic field strength and direction, and on the spectral and spatial distribution of the emitting non-thermal particles (e.g. Dulk and Marsh 1982). In the

  19. Na, K, Ca, Mg, and U-series in fossil bone and the proposal of a radial diffusion-adsorption model of uranium uptake.

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    Cid, A S; Anjos, R M; Zamboni, C B; Cardoso, R; Muniz, M; Corona, A; Valladares, D L; Kovacs, L; Macario, K; Perea, D; Goso, C; Velasco, H

    2014-10-01

    Fossil bones are often the only materials available for chronological reconstruction of important archeological sites. However, since bone is an open system for uranium, it cannot be dated directly and therefore it is necessary to develop models for the U uptake. Hence, a radial diffusion-adsorption (RDA) model is described. Unlike the classic diffusion-adsorption (D-A) model, RDA uses a cylindrical geometry to describe the U uptake in fossil bones. The model was applied across a transverse section of a tibia of an extinct megamammal Macrauchenia patachonica from the La Paz Local Fauna, Montevideo State, Uruguay. Measurements of spatial distribution of Na, K, Ca, and Mg were also performed by neutron activation analysis (NAA). Gamma-ray spectrometric U-series dating was applied to determine the age of the bone sample. From U concentration profile, it was possible to observe the occurrence of a relatively slow and continuous uranium uptake under constant conditions that had not yet reached equilibrium, since the uranium distribution is a ∪-shaped closed-system. Predictions of the RDA model were obtained for a specific geochemical scenario, indicating that the effective diffusion coefficient D/R in this fossil bone is (2.4 ± 0.6)10(-12) cm(2)s(-1). Mean values of Na, K, Ca, and Mg contents along the radial line of the fossil tibia are consistent with the expected behavior for spatial distributions of these mineral elements across a modern bone section. This result indicates that the fossil tibia may have its mineral structure preserved. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Owens-Illinois liquid solar collector materials assessment

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    Nichols, R. L.

    1978-01-01

    From the beginning, it was noted that the baseline drawings for the liquid solar collector exhibited a distinct weakness concerning materials specification where elastomers, plastics, and foam insulation materials were utilized. A relatively small effort by a competent design organization would alleviate this deficiency. Based on results obtained from boilout and stagnation tests on the solar simulator, it was concluded that proof testing of the collector tubes prior to use helps to predict their performance for limited service life. Fracture mechanics data are desirable for predicting extended service life and establishing a minimum proof pressure level requirement. The temperature capability of this collector system was increased as the design matured and the coating efficiency improved. This higher temperature demands the use of higher temperature materials at critical locations in the collector.

  1. Planned improvements to the Owens Valley frequency-agile interferometer

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    Hurford, Gordon J.; Gary, D. E.

    1988-01-01

    Three small antennas will be added to the OVRO interferometer to form a five-element solar-dedicated array. This would provide up to 7 or 10 baselines (compared to the present 1 or 3). This would be sufficient to apply microwave diagnostics to most active region and burst sources. By using frequency-synthesis it would also provide an imaging capability comparable to that of an approximately 100 baseline interferometer. Expansion of the array is discussed.

  2. Turbulence Characteristics in an Elevated Shear Layer over Owens Valley

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    2010-02-14

    Arnéodo, G. Grasseau, Y. Gagne, E. J. Hopfinger, and U. Frisch, 1989: Wavelet analysis of turbulence reveals the multifractal nature of the Richardson...Helmholtz (KH) instability, the tur- bulence inertial subrange, turbulence intermittency, and cross -scale energy transfer over complex terrain. The...or cross -valley) and the normal (also referred to as along- valley) wind components, respectively. Figure 2 shows profiles derived from the 1800 UTC

  3. Jesse Owens Olympian Summer Youth Development Program Evaluation.

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    Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.

    An evaluation is given of an urban summer recreational program which was sponsored by a community college and designed to provide recreation, instruction, competition, and personal development for youth from 8 to 17 years. The program also offered inservice education to staff of community agencies working with youth. Activities included swimming,…

  4. Libbey-Owens-Ford solar collector static load test

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    1978-01-01

    The test article is a flat plate solar collector that uses liquid as the heat transfer medium. The absorber plate is copper and has a double tempered glass cover. Test requirements and procedures are described and results are presented in a table. Results demonstrate that the collector performed satisfactorily.

  5. Jesse Owens Olympian Summer Youth Development Program Evaluation.

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    Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.

    An evaluation is given of an urban summer recreational program which was sponsored by a community college and designed to provide recreation, instruction, competition, and personal development for youth from 8 to 17 years. The program also offered inservice education to staff of community agencies working with youth. Activities included swimming,…

  6. Owen Bradford Butler: Corporate America's Evangelist for the Educationally Disadvantaged.

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    Matthews, Frank L.

    1989-01-01

    The retired Procter & Gamble corporate leader and member of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) discusses the crisis in the American education system and his efforts for reform. Subjects covered include implications for business and the nation, business and federal reform initiatives, and the mandate for community-wide involvement.…

  7. Patterns of vegetation in the Owens Valley, California

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    Ustin, S. L.; Rock, B. N.; Woodward, R. A.

    1986-01-01

    Spectral characteristics of semi-arid shrub communities were examined using Airborne Imaging Spectrometer (AIS) data collected in the tree mode on 23 May 1985. Mesic sites with relatively high vegetation density and distinct zonation patterns exhibited greater spectral signature variations than sites with more xeric shrub communities. Spectral signature patterns were not directly related to vegetation density or physiognomy, although spatial maps derived from an 8-channel maximum likelihood classification were supported by photo-interpreted surface features. In AIS data, the principal detected effect of shrub vegetation on the alluvial fans is to lower reflectance across the spectrum. These results are similar to those reported during a period of minimal physiological activity in autumn, indicating that shadows cast by vegetation canopies are an important element of soil-vegetation interaction under conditions of relatively low canopy cover.

  8. Dust Storms From Owens and Mono Valleys, California

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    1986-09-01

    developed a model that predicts that the level of Mono Lake will stabilize at 6.223 feet just after the year 2050, if the present water export and...done on the behavior of the saline components. and models were c’nstructed usint! lake-bed clays and brines. We visited the plava monthly in 1985. 21...lake bed. Spiralling streamers of dust arose from south of the water body to the region of the sand dunes, where an opaque cloud rose to 8,500 feet

  9. Root Zone Microbial Communities and Restoration of Plant Communities in Owens Valley, California - Phase 1

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    2007-09-01

    Distichlis spicata (saltgrass), Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice), Jun- cus balticus (Baltic rush), Sida leprosa (alkali mallow), and Sporobolus...E 4138005 N N under vegetation Glycyrrhiza lepidota licorice FSL201 N-3 367579 E 4138377 N N under shrub Atriplex canescens fourwing...Big sagebrush) Dryland nonalkaline scrub FSL201 N2 Qa Glycyrrhiza lepidota (Wild licorice) High-ground-water alkaline meadow FSL201 N3 Qa

  10. Owens-Illinois subsystem design package for the SEC-601 air-cooled solar collector

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    1979-01-01

    The subsystem design of the SEC-601 solar collector was evaluated. The collector is of modular design and is approximately 12 feet three inches wide and eight feet seven inches tall. It contains 72 collector tube elements and weighs approximately 300 pounds. Included in this report are the subsystem performance specifications and the assembly and installation drawings of the solar collectors and manifold.

  11. Thirty Thousand Years of Vegetation Changes in the Alabama Hills, Owens Valley, California

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    Koehler, Peter A.; Anderson, R. Scott

    1995-03-01

    Twenty packrat ( Neotoma) middens recovered from three sites (1265-1535 m) in the Alabama Hills, Inyo County, California, provide a ca. 31,450-yr record of vegetation change. Located ca. 7 km east of the Sierra Nevada, the middens document that Utah juniper ( Juniperus osteosperma), Joshua tree ( Yucca brevifolia), and bitterbush ( Purshia tridentata) occupied the site between 31,450 and 19,070 yr B.P. Joshua tree and bitterbush departed by ca. 17,760 yr B.P., with cliffrose ( Purshia mexicana) and joint-fir ( Ephedra viridis) appearing. By 13,350 yr B.P., blackbush ( Coleogyne ramosissima) and cholla ( Opuntia echinocarpa) entered the record. Between 9540 and 7990 yr B.P., Utah juniper and other species now extralocal to the sites departed and modern components such as wolfberry ( Lycium andersonii) and rubber rabbitbrush ( Chrysothamnus teretifolius) appeared. The middle Holocene records little variation in plant macrofossil composition; however, pollen analysis reflects an increase in aquatic pollen types which might suggest more-open conditions. The transition to the modern vegetation associations at the sites occurred after ca. 2800 yr B.P. The record from the Alabama Hills correlates well with that of other regional vegetation data but documents conditions of increasing aridity earlier than many other packrat midden sites. A shift in understory vegetation between 19,070 and 17,760 yr B.P. may reflect a transition from glacial maximum to post-maximum conditions in the eastern Sierra Nevada.

  12. Development, testing, and certification of Owens-Illinois model SEC-601 solar energy collector system

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    Parker, J. C.

    1979-01-01

    The final results are presented of the additional development work on the existing air-cooled solar energy collector subsystem for use with solar heating and cooling systems. The report discusses the intended use of the final report, describes the deliverable end items, lists program objectives, relates how they were accomplished, deals with problems encountered during fabrication and testing, and includes a certification statement of performance. The report shows that the products developed are marketable and suitable for public use.

  13. Stuart Schreiber: biology from a chemist's perspective. Interview by Joanna Owens.

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    Schreiber, Stuart L

    2004-04-01

    Stuart L. Schreiber is Morris Loeb Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He founded Harvard's ICCB and directs the NIH-funded Initiative for Chemical Genetics (ICG). He is also a faculty member of the Broad Institute, a joint initiative by Harvard University and MIT that is 'dedicated to leveraging different disciplines to create a new toolkit for genomic medicine'. Following doctoral studies at Harvard University in the laboratory of R. B. Woodward and Y. Kishi, he joined the faculty at Yale University in 1981, where he was promoted to Full Professor in 1986. In 1988, he returned to Harvard, where, in addition to his main roles described above, he is an affiliate of both the Harvard Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Harvard Medical School Department of Cell Biology. He is also a member of the Graduate Programs in Biophysics at Harvard University and in Immunology at the Harvard Medical School. In keeping with his multiple roles at Harvard, Schreiber is renowned for taking an integrative and systematic approach to exploring biology. His pioneering work in the field of chemical biology has resulted in the characterisation of many cellular pathways, including (in collaboration with researchers at Stanford University) the identification of the calcium-calcineurin-NFAT signalling pathway. His lab has developed several methodologies including diversity-oriented synthesis (DOS) and in 2003 launched the Chembank public database (), a suite of informatic tools and databases to promote the use of chemical genetics. Schreiber has received many awards and honours including the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry (1997) and most recently the Society for Biomolecular Screening Achievement Award (2004). He has founded several successful biotechnology firms, including Vertex Pharmaceuticals in 1989, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals in 1991, and Infinity Pharmaceuticals in 2001. He was also founding editor of the journal Chemistry & Biology, which is now in its tenth year of publication.

  14. The Internet as a Site for Changing Practice: The Case of Ms. Owens.

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    Wallace, Raven M.

    2002-01-01

    Explores the experiences of one teacher as she used the Internet on her own as a tool for changing her practice, and used it as part of a unit on nuclear chemistry. Suggests that reform by way of the Internet is complex and challenging and makes huge demands on teacher knowledge and time. (Contains 47 references.) (Author/YDS)

  15. Establishing Emissions Representative of Normal Source Operation for Furnace E, Owens-Brockway Glass Container, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

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  16. Anaerovirgula multivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a Novel Spore-Forming, Alkaliphilic Anaerobe Isolated from Owens Lake, California, USA

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    Pikuta, Elena V.; Itoh, Takashi; Krader, Paul; Whitman, William B.; Hoover, Richard B.

    2006-01-01

    A novel, alkaliphilic, obligately anaerobic bacterium, strain SCAT, was isolated from mud sediments of a soda lake in California, USA. The rod-shaped cells were motile, Gram-positive, formed spores and were 0.4-0.5x2.5-5.0 micrometers in size. Growth occurred within the pH range 6.7-10.0 and was optimal at pH 8.5. The temperature range for growth was 10-45 degrees C, with optimal growth at 35 degrees C. NaCl was required for growth. Growth occurred at 0.5-9.0% (w/v) NaCl and was optimal at 1-2% (w/v). The novel isolate was a catalase-negative chemo-organoheterotroph that fermented sugars, proteolysis products, some organic and amino acids, glycerol, d-cellobiose and cellulose. It was also capable of growth by the Stickland reaction. Strain SCAT was sensitive to tetracycline, chloramphenicol, rifampicin and gentamicin, but it was resistant to ampicillin and kanamycin. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 34.2 mol%. Major fatty acid components were C14:0, iso-C15:0, C16:1omega9c and C16:0. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of strain SCAT showed a similarity of approximately 97% with the type strains of Clostridium formicaceticum and Clostridium aceticum in clostridial cluster XI and a similarity of less than 94.2% to any other recognized Clostridium species and those of related genera in this cluster. Strain SCAT was clearly differentiated from C. formicaceticum and C. aceticum based on comparison of their phenotypic properties and fatty acid profiles, as well as low levels of DNA-DNA relatedness between strain SCAT and the type strains of these two species. Therefore, strain SCAT is considered to represent a novel species of a new genus, Anaerovirgula multivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., in clostridial cluster XI. The type strain is SCAT (=ATCC BAA-1084T=JCM 12857T=DSM 17722T=CIP 107910T).

  17. Indoor test for thermal performance evaluation of Libbey-Owens-Ford solar collector. [using a solar simulator

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    Shih, K.

    1977-01-01

    The thermal performance of a flat plate solar collector that uses liquid as the heat transfer medium was investigated under simulated conditions. The test conditions and thermal performance data obtained during the tests are presented in tabular form, as well as in graphs. Data obtained from a time constant test and incident angle modifier test, conducted to determine transient effect and the incident angle effect on the collector, are included.

  18. Preliminary Analysis of AIS Spectral Data Acquired from Semi-arid Shrub Communities in the Owens Valley, California

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    Ustin, S. L.; Rock, B. N.

    1985-01-01

    Spectral characteristics of semic-arid plant communities using 128 channel airborne imaging spectrometer (AIS) data acquired on October 30, 1984. Both field and AIS spectra of vegetation were relatively featureless and differed from substrate spectra primarily in albedo. Unvegetated sand dunes were examined to assess spectral variation resulting from topographic irregularity. Although shrub cover as low as 10% could be detected on relatively flat surfaces, such differences were obscured in more heterogeneous terrain. Sagebrush-covered fans which had been scarred by fire were studied to determine the effect of changes in plant density on reflectance. Despite noise in the atmospherically corrected spectra, these provide better resolution of differences in plant density than spectra which are solar-corrected only. A high negative correlation was found between reflectance and plant cover in areas which had uniform substrates and vegetation types. A lower correlation was found where vegetation and substrates were more diverse.

  19. Health assessment for Neal's Dump, Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, Region 5. CERCLIS No. IND980794549. Preliminary report

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    1991-09-18

    Neal's Dump (the site) is located four miles south of Spencer, Indiana, on Pottersville Road. The site is 1/2 acre in size and 20 feet deep. Neal's Dump served as a waste disposal site from approximately 1958 to the early seventies. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Bloomington, Indiana, disposed of an unknown amount of capacitors, rage, and sawdust contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The contaminated soil on-site has been found to contain very high levels of PCBs. In November 1980, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected soil samples at Neal's Dump. Results indicated a high concentration of PCBs. Several other organic contaminants have been found on-site. There are several environmental pathways of concern. The migration of PCBs off-site via contaminated groundwater potentially contaminate private residential wells. Also of concern is potential surface water contamination. Additional pathways include contamination of fish and other wildlife from surface water run-off or direct contact with contaminated sediments and soils and wind-driven contaminated soil. This site is of public health concern because a risk to human health exists from exposure to hazardous substances at concentrations that may result in adverse human health effects.

  20. Anaerovirgula multivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a Novel Spore-Forming, Alkaliphilic Anaerobe Isolated from Owens Lake, California, USA

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    Pikuta, Elena V.; Itoh, Takashi; Krader, Paul; Whitman, William B.; Hoover, Richard B.

    2006-01-01

    A novel, alkaliphilic, obligately anaerobic bacterium, strain SCAT, was isolated from mud sediments of a soda lake in California, USA. The rod-shaped cells were motile, Gram-positive, formed spores and were 0.4-0.5x2.5-5.0 micrometers in size. Growth occurred within the pH range 6.7-10.0 and was optimal at pH 8.5. The temperature range for growth was 10-45 degrees C, with optimal growth at 35 degrees C. NaCl was required for growth. Growth occurred at 0.5-9.0% (w/v) NaCl and was optimal at 1-2% (w/v). The novel isolate was a catalase-negative chemo-organoheterotroph that fermented sugars, proteolysis products, some organic and amino acids, glycerol, d-cellobiose and cellulose. It was also capable of growth by the Stickland reaction. Strain SCAT was sensitive to tetracycline, chloramphenicol, rifampicin and gentamicin, but it was resistant to ampicillin and kanamycin. The G+C content of the genomic DNA was 34.2 mol%. Major fatty acid components were C14:0, iso-C15:0, C16:1omega9c and C16:0. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of strain SCAT showed a similarity of approximately 97% with the type strains of Clostridium formicaceticum and Clostridium aceticum in clostridial cluster XI and a similarity of less than 94.2% to any other recognized Clostridium species and those of related genera in this cluster. Strain SCAT was clearly differentiated from C. formicaceticum and C. aceticum based on comparison of their phenotypic properties and fatty acid profiles, as well as low levels of DNA-DNA relatedness between strain SCAT and the type strains of these two species. Therefore, strain SCAT is considered to represent a novel species of a new genus, Anaerovirgula multivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., in clostridial cluster XI. The type strain is SCAT (=ATCC BAA-1084T=JCM 12857T=DSM 17722T=CIP 107910T).

  1. The dynamics of eosinophilia in concurrent infections with Trichinella spiralis Owen, 1835 and Toxascaris leonina Linstow, 1909.

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    Figallová, V; Prokopic, J

    1988-01-01

    The concurrent infection with larvae of Trichinella spiralis and eggs of Toxascaris leonina was studied under various conditions using 75 male white mice. The changes in content of eosinophilic leucocytes in the blood, as well as the total number and distribution of larvae of both parasites in different body tissues were demonstrated. The primary infection with Toxascaris leonina caused an increase in the number of eosinophilic leucocytes from day 4 p.i., whereas the infection with Trichinella spiralis larvae induced an increase only from day 7 p.i. An antagonism was observed between the two parasite species: the primary infection with T. leonina led to a decrease in the total number of muscle larvae of T. spiralis, and, vice versa, the primary infection with T. spiralis suppressed the development of T. leonina.

  2. Results of thermal performance evaluation of the Owens-Illinois sunpack liquid solar collector at indoor conditions

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    1979-01-01

    Test procedures and results of the thermal performance of a liquid, evacuated tube, solar collector under simulated conditions are presented. The collector tested was a module used on the early demonstration projects.

  3. Structural evolution of the east Sierra Valley system (Owens Valley and vicinity), California: a geologic and geophysical synthesis

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    Stevens, Calvin H.; Stone, Paul; Blakely, Richard J.

    2013-01-01

    The tectonically active East Sierra Valley System (ESVS), which comprises the westernmost part of the Walker Lane-Eastern California Shear Zone, marks the boundary between the highly extended Basin and Range Province and the largely coherent Sierra Nevada-Great Valley microplate (SN-GVm), which is moving relatively NW. The recent history of the ESVS is characterized by oblique extension partitioned between NNW-striking normal and strike-slip faults oriented at an angle to the more northwesterly relative motion of the SN-GVm. Spatially variable extension and right-lateral shear have resulted in a longitudinally segmented valley system composed of diverse geomorphic and structural elements, including a discontinuous series of deep basins detected through analysis of isostatic gravity anomalies. Extension in the ESVS probably began in the middle Miocene in response to initial westward movement of the SN-GVm relative to the Colorado Plateau. At ca. 3-3.5 Ma, the SN-GVm became structurally separated from blocks directly to the east, resulting in significant basin-forming deformation in the ESVS. We propose a structural model that links high-angle normal faulting in the ESVS with coeval low-angle detachment faulting in adjacent areas to the east.

  4. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A group of current and former U.S. astronauts are introduced to the audience at a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame as part of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In the front row, from left, are Owen K. Garriott, Walter Cunningham, Jack R. Lousma, Alfred M. Worden, and Buzz Aldrin. In the back row, from left, are Edgar D. Mitchell, Edward G. Gibson, Fred W. Haise, Frederick H. (Rick) Hauck, and John W. Young. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the induction of four Space Shuttle astronauts into the Hall of Fame including Daniel Brandenstein, Robert "Hoot" Gibson, Story Musgrave, and Sally Ride. Conceived by six of the Mercury Program astronauts, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame opened in 1990 to provide a place where space travelers could be remembered for their participation and accomplishments in the U.S. space program. The four new inductees join 48 previously honored astronauts from the ranks of the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, and Space Shuttle programs.

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    2003-06-20

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A group of current and former U.S. astronauts are introduced to the audience at a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame as part of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In the front row, from left, are Owen K. Garriott, Walter Cunningham, Jack R. Lousma, Alfred M. Worden, and Buzz Aldrin. In the back row, from left, are Edgar D. Mitchell, Edward G. Gibson, Fred W. Haise, Frederick H. (Rick) Hauck, and John W. Young. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the induction of four Space Shuttle astronauts into the Hall of Fame including Daniel Brandenstein, Robert "Hoot" Gibson, Story Musgrave, and Sally Ride. Conceived by six of the Mercury Program astronauts, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame opened in 1990 to provide a place where space travelers could be remembered for their participation and accomplishments in the U.S. space program. The four new inductees join 48 previously honored astronauts from the ranks of the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, and Space Shuttle programs.

  5. "If Michael Owen Drinks It, Why Can't I? "--9 and 10 Year Olds' Perceptions of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

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    Gosling, Rachael; Stanistreet, Debbi; Swami, Viren

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To explore the perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating among children from two north west of England primary schools, with the ultimate aim of improving healthy lifestyle choices. Design: A qualitative study in which each child participated in two focus groups. Setting: Two primary schools in a deprived ward of Warrington,…

  6. A resolution extending condolences to the families of Sergeant Mark Renninger, Officer Tina Griswold, Officer Ronald Owens, and Officer Greg Richards.

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    Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA

    2009-12-02

    12/02/2009 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  7. Demonstration of oxygen-enriched air staging at Owens-Brockway glass containers. Final technical report for the period April 1, 1995--February 28, 1997

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    Rue, D.; Abbasi, H.

    1997-10-01

    The overall objective of this program was to demonstrate the use of a previously developed combustion modification technology to reduce NO{sub x} emissions from sideport regenerative container glass melters. Specific objectives were to: acquire baseline operating data on the host sideport furnace, evaluate secondary oxidant injection strategies based on earlier endport furnace results and through modeling of a single port pair, retrofit and test one port pair (the test furnace has six port pairs) with a flexible OEAS system, and select the optimal system configuration, use the results from tests with one port pair to design, retrofit, and test OEAS on the entire furnace (six port pairs), and analyze test results, prepare report, and finalize the business plan to commercialize OEAS for sideport furnaces.

  8. A new species of the genus Demodex Owen, 1843 (Acari: Demodecidae) from the ear canals of the house mouse Mus musculus L. (Rodentia: Muridae).

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    Izdebska, Joanna N; Rolbiecki, Leszek

    2015-06-01

    A new species Demodex conicus n. sp. is described based on adult and juvenile stages from the ear canals of the house mouse Mus musculus L. in Poland. The new species is most similar to D. auricularis Izdebska, Rolbiecki & Fryderyk, 2014 from the ear canals of the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus (L.), but differs in the following features: the gnathosoma is triangular, the supracoxal spines (setae elc.p) are conical, the spines on the terminal segment of palp are four, the striation on opisthosoma is fine but dense, the vulva is located at a distance of c.17 µm from posterior level of legs IV, and the male genital opening is located at the level of legs I. The differences also relate to body size and proportions, female D. conicus n. sp. being, on average slightly larger, and male significantly larger than D. auricularis. Males of the new species also have longer and more massive opisthosoma than males of D. auricularis. Demodex conicus n. sp. was found in 17.5% of the mice studied from different locations in Poland.

  9. A resolution extending condolences to the families of Sergeant Mark Renninger, Officer Tina Griswold, Officer Ronald Owens, and Officer Greg Richards.

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA

    2009-12-02

    12/02/2009 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S12259; text as passed Senate: CR S12259; text of measure as introduced: CR S12162) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. "If Michael Owen Drinks It, Why Can't I? "--9 and 10 Year Olds' Perceptions of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

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    Gosling, Rachael; Stanistreet, Debbi; Swami, Viren

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To explore the perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating among children from two north west of England primary schools, with the ultimate aim of improving healthy lifestyle choices. Design: A qualitative study in which each child participated in two focus groups. Setting: Two primary schools in a deprived ward of Warrington,…

  11. Anisakis species (Nematoda: Anisakidae) of Dwarf Sperm Whale Kogia sima (Owen, 1866) stranded off the Pacific coast of southern Philippine archipelago.

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    Quiazon, Karl Marx A; Santos, Mudjekeewis D; Yoshinaga, Tomoyoshi

    2013-10-18

    Anisakid nematodes in the Pacific region of the Philippine archipelago still remain unexplored. This study was carried out to identify anisakid species from one of their final hosts, the Kogiid whale (Dwarf Sperm Whale, Kogia sima) stranded off the southern part (Davao Gulf) of the Philippine archipelago. Anisakid worms were initially identified morphologically using light and scanning electron microscopy, whereas identification to species level was carried out molecularly using PCR-RFLP and sequencing of the ITS (ITS1-5.8s rRNA-ITS2) and mtDNA cox2 regions. Parasitological study revealed new geographical records for the presence of two Anisakis species (A. brevispiculata and A. typica) and two unknown Anisakis species that are genetically close, at mtDNA cox2 region, to A. paggiae and A. ziphidarum. Based on the molecular data on both genes, the current findings suggest possible occurrence of local variations or sibling species of A. paggiae and A. ziphidarum in the region. Given that Anisakis species have not been reported in the Philippine archipelago, their presence in the Dwarf Sperm Whale inhabiting this region indicates high possibility of Anisakis infections in the marine fishes, cephalopods and other intermediate hosts within the Philippine waters. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. A resolution extending condolences to the families of Sergeant Mark Renninger, Officer Tina Griswold, Officer Ronald Owens, and Officer Greg Richards.

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA

    2009-12-02

    Senate - 12/02/2009 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  13. Climatic Oscillations 10,000-155,000 yr B.P. at Owens Lake, California Reflected in Glacial Rock Flour Abundance and Lake Salinity in Core OL-92

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    Bischoff, J.L.; Menking, K.M.; Fitts, J.P.; Fitzpatrick, J.A.

    1997-01-01

    Chemical analyses of the acid-soluble and clay-size fractions of sediment samples (1500-yr resolution) reveal oscillations of lake salinity and of glacial advances in core OL-92 back to 155,000 yr B.P. Relatively saline conditions are indicated by the abundance of carbonate and smectite (both pedogenic and authigenic), reflected by Ca, Sr, and Mg in the acid-soluble suite, and by Cs2O, excess MgO, and LOI (loss on ignition) in the clay-size fraction. Rock flour produced during glacial advances is represented by the abundance of detrital plagioclase and biotite in the clay-size fraction, the ratio of which remains essentially constant over the entire time span. These phases are quantitatively represented by Na2O, TiO2, Ba, and Mn in the clay fraction. The rock-flour record indicates two major ice-advances during the penultimate glacial cycle corresponding to marine isotope stage (MIS) 6, no major advances during the last interglaciation (entire MIS 5), and three major advances during the last glacial cycle (MIS 2, 3, and 4). The ages of the latter three correspond rather well to 36Cl dates reported for Sierra Nevada moraines. The onset of the last interglaciation is shown by abrupt increases in authigenic CaCO3 and an abrupt decrease in rock flour, at about 118,000 yr B.P. according to our time scale. In contrast, the boundary appears to be gradual in the ??18O record in which the change from light to heavy values begins at about 140,000 yrs B.P. The exact position of the termination, therefore, may be proxy-dependent. Conditions of high carbonate and low rock flour prevailed during the entire period from 118,000 yr B.P. until the glacial advance at 53,000 yr B.P. signaled the end of this long interglaciation. ?? 1997 University of Washington.

  14. [Museum, library, and archives of the German Society of Urology as a corporate museum : A neglected, sizeable dimension of scientific collections owened by professional societies].

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    Moll, F H; Rathert, P; Fangerau, H

    2016-05-01

    Corporate museums make important contributions to science history and daily life. They are an essential part of the historical marketing of organizations, including scientific associations. The museum for the history of urology organized and housed by the German Society of Urology (DGU) can be compared to a corporate museum, because the institution serves two purposes: it represents the society to a wider public and it helps to reconstruct and analyze the history of urology and the history of the society. In a close collaboration with medical historians from all over the world the museum serves as a research institution for the history of urology. The institution is founded at the frontier between a commercial corporate museum similar to that of international companies and a classical scientific museum. The paper describes these aspects of the museum and discusses the inherent value of a museum for a scientific association.

  15. Wisconsin Glaciation of the Sierra Nevada (79,000-15,000 yr B.P.) as recorded by rock flour in sediments of Owens Lake, California

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    Bischoff, J.L.; Cummins, K.

    2001-01-01

    Chemical analyses of the clay-sized fractions of 564 continuous sediment samples (200-yr resolution) from composite core OL90/92 allow quantification of an abundance of glacial rock flour. Rock flour produced during glacier advances is represented by clay-sized plagioclase, K-feldspar, and biotite in homogeneous internal composition. The abundance of rock flour is deemed proportional to the intensity of glacies advances. Age control for the composite section is provided by combining previously published radiocarbon dates on organics, U/Th dates on ostracode shells, and U/Th dates on saline minerals from nearby Searles Lake correlated to OL92 by pollen. The rock flour record displays three levels of variability: (1) a dominant one of about 20,000 yr related to summer insolation and precipitation; (2) an intermediate one of 3000-5000 yr, perhaps related to North Atlantic Heinrich events; and (3) a minor one of 1000-2000 yr, perhaps related to North Atlantic thermohaline-driven air-temperature variation. ?? 2001 University of Washington.

  16. Demonstration of oxygen-enriched air staging at Owens-Brockway glass containers. Quarterly technical progress report for the period August 1, 1996--October 31, 1996

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    Rue, D.; Abbasi, H.

    1997-03-01

    The objective of the program is to demonstrate the use of a previously developed combustion modification technology to reduce NO, emissions from sideport regenerative container glass melters. This technology, known as oxygen-enriched air staging (OEAS), has been demonstrated, and is now being commercialized for endport container glass furnaces. This report focuses on full furnace parametric and long-term testing.

  17. Doubly Curved Composite Sandwich Panels for Hybrid Composite/Metal Ship Structures

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    2009-08-15

    twill with a surface weight of 298 g/m2, Owens Corning Knytex WR24-5x4 woven roving at 815 g/m , and Owens Corning M-8610 continuous filament mat at...Kilburn. 24. Thermoforming Technical Bulletin, Diab website. 42 25. Owens Corning . Kyntex Woven Rovings Technical Data Sheet. One Owens Corning Parkway

  18. Critical Issues--and Therefore Opportunities--for Community Colleges. Presentation to Congressman Major R. Owens, Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, and to the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Progressive Challenge (Washington, DC, July 27, 1999).

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    Mellander, Gustavo A.; Mellander, Nelly

    This document discusses the following critical issues in community college education: (1) computers and technology, (2) faculty retirements and the boomlets, (3) adjunct teachers, and (4) societal problems, including people being left behind. A digital divide has arisen in America and a national agenda is needed that will fully train all adults in…

  19. A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens and honoring him for his accomplishments and steadfast commitment to promoting the civil rights of all people.

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    Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH

    2013-09-12

    12/16/2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  20. Co-existence of scimitar-toothed cats, lions and hominins in the European Pleistocene. Implications of the post-cranial anatomy of Homotherium latidens (Owen) for comparative palaeoecology

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    Antón, Mauricio; Galobart, Angel; Turner, Alan

    2005-05-01

    Human occupants of Europe shared food resources with a number of larger Carnivora, and their coexistence with two lion-sized felids, the lion and the scimitar-toothed machairodont Homotherium latidens, poses intriguing paleoecological problems. We investigate the ecology of Homotherium latidens using an exceptional sample of postcrania from the Spanish Early Pleistocene site of Incarcal, making comparisons with modern cats and with other machairodont species. Evidence of cursorial adaptations in Homotherium suggests a hunting technique different from modern cats or smilodontine sabre-tooths. Some, like reduction of the claws, would have limited the ability of individual homotheres to bring down large prey, implying group action. Homotherium would also have been disadvantaged in direct confrontation with Pleistocene lions by smaller body mass, reduced forepaw muscle strength, smaller claws and more fragile dentition. Its hunting technique would have worked best in more open habitats, but competition from lions would have forced it to seek moderate cover. Among factors that could de-stabilise coexistence of the two big cat species in Pleistocene Europe we invoke a decrease in environmental mosaicism associated with stepped climatic change over the last million years, and the increased importance of humans within the larger predator guild.

  1. A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens and honoring him for his accomplishments and steadfast commitment to promoting the civil rights of all people.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH

    2013-09-12

    12/16/2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens and honoring him for his accomplishments and steadfast commitment to promoting the civil rights of all people.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH

    2013-09-12

    Senate - 12/16/2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing Gates Bob Barr Owen (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing 640pp Oxford University Press 9780199533220 0199533229 [Formula: see text].

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    2010-02-10

    If I were to be cast away on a desert island and needed one book on learning disability nursing, this is it. The list of contributors is a 'who's who' of the movers and shakers in the world of learning disability practice.

  4. 1. Historic American Buildings Survey E. W. Russell, Photographer, September ...

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    1. Historic American Buildings Survey E. W. Russell, Photographer, September 4, 1936 EAST END OF PORCH, OWEN FINNIGAN PLACE - 752 GOVERNMENT STREET - Captain Owen Finnigan House (Ironwork), 752 Government Street, Mobile, Mobile County, AL

  5. Boundary Layer Study. Experimental Validation Test Plan. Phase 4

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    1990-11-01

    areas of experimental fluid mechanics, fiber technology, and control systems. During his four year activities in Owens - Corning Fiber Glass Technical...Flow and Temperature Fields of a Novel Fiberizing System - Owens - Corning Technical Report. 3. Direct Digital Control of the Flow Rate of an Electric...Melter - Owens - Corning Technical Report. 4. Numerical Study of the Flow of a Oravity Driven Non-Lsothermal Liquid Jet - Owens - Corning Technical Report

  6. Design Study-Thermoprocessed Food Containers Injection Molded Half-Size Steam Tray for Storage and Serving of Processed Foods

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    1981-10-01

    Miler for polypropylene. Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin: As a result of discussions with LNP Corp. and Owens - Corning Fiberglas, it was learned that... Owens - Corning had available what they believed to be an FDA approvable, glass fiber/sizing system. Data from Owens - Corning appear in Table 4. These data...increase from the 130*-1400 F values normal for unrein*orced PBT. Neither LNP Corp. nor Owens - Corning had any information on results to be obtained by

  7. Evaluation of Candidate Materials for Fines Filter Media in the C2 Canister

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    1992-05-01

    Philadelphia PA 19103. (5) Owens - Corning Technical Center, "Breaking Strength", Test Report 48708, October 1, 1990. (6) ASTM F778-88, "Gas Flow...strength per ASTM D1682-64. Appendix A 39 OWENS - CORNING TESTING SERVICES TECHNICAL CENTER, 2790 Columbus Rd. OWENS - CORNING FIBERGLAS CORPORATION Granville... Owens - Corning Testing Services makes no warranty, express or implied, whether of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, with respect to

  8. Thermal Expansion Measurements of Polymer Matrix Composites and Syntactics

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    1992-04-01

    828 (Shell Chemical) epoxy combined with 50.0 PBW EPON® V-40 polyamide curing agent (Shell Chemical) and Owens Corning (E-780) polyester combined 1...with 24 oz. woven roving with an Owens Corning 463 finish. " A 3 x 1, S-2 glass with 27 oz. woven roving with an Owens Corning 933 finish, nominally...wet polyester resin ( Owens Corning E-780) and subsequently processing the composites using the standard vacuum bag cure cycle for this polyester

  9. Studies in Mathematical Models of Human Decisionmaking in Gaming Situations

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    1986-04-06

    strategies which belong to the core of all games. The bargaining theories of Harsanyi [23], Hearns [25], Kalai -Owen-Maschler 1241, Owen [261 and...Siuat ions, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1977. 󈧜. Kalai , G., M. Maschler and G. Owen, "Asymptotic Stability and Other Properties of Trajectories and Transf

  10. 75 FR 20375 - 60-Day Notice of Intention to Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for...

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    2010-04-19

    ... directly to: Ms. Robbin Owen, Chief, National Park Service, National Capital Region, National Mall and... at 202-401-2430; or via e-mail at Robbin_Owen@nps.gov . All responses to the notice will be...: Ms. Robbin Owen, Chief, NPS, National Capital Region, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Division...

  11. 77 FR 55436 - Special Local Regulation; Partnership in Education, Dragon Boat Race; Maumee River, Toledo, OH

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    ... which participants paddle Hong Kong ] style Dragon Boats from International Park to Owens Corning on the...; 083 31'50.54'' W straight across the river to the shore adjacent to the Owens Corning building at... 38'46.62'' N; 083 31'50.54'' W straight across the river to the shore adjacent to the Owens...

  12. Seven new species of Bibloplectus Reitter (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from Eastern United States with notes on distributions of previously described species.

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    Owens, Brittany E; Carlton, Christopher E

    2017-03-13

    Seven new species in the genus Bibloplectus Reitter, 1881 are described: Bibloplectus ellisi Owens and Carlton, new species; Bibloplectus levis Owens and Carlton, new species; Bibloplectus parki Owens and Carlton, new species; Bibloplectus quadratum Owens and Carlton, new species; Bibloplectus suteri Owens and Carlton, new species; Bibloplectus steevesi Owens and Carlton, new species; and Bibloplectus tishechkini Owens and Carlton, new species. New species are integrated into the previously published key, supported by illustrations of diagnostic characters, and a revised key and checklist to eastern North American species is presented. All new species described in this study were obtained from, and are deposited in, collections of the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH). Additionally, label data for 1122 Bibloplectus specimens from the FMNH and from 111 specimens from the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum (LSAM) were combined to provide updated distributional information on existing species and note significant range extensions.

  13. Alternatives to Retaliation in Response to State Sponsored Terrorist Attacks

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    2014-06-01

    Evans June 2014 Thesis Advisor: Guillermo Owen Second Reader: Jeffrey Kline Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY...OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS from the NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL June 2014 Author: Paul James Evans Approved by: Guillermo Owen Thesis Advisor Jeffrey...INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK xiv Acknowledgements The author thanks Professor Guillermo Owen and the professors and staff of the Mathemat- ics Department

  14. Characterization of Thick Glass Reinforced Composites

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    1992-07-01

    24 ounces per square yard. The matrices were different polyester resin systems from American Cyanamid and Owens Corning . Specimen thicknesses ranged...fab- ricated similar size plates using the American Cyanamid resin. The Owens Corning plates con- tained 53% volume fraction fiber while the American...thicknesses for the Owens Corning and four for the American Cyanamid. Specimens were loaded in three point bending at a displacement rate that was changed

  15. Passive and Active Tagging of Reinforced Composites for in Process and Infield Non-Destructive Evaluation

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    1996-02-01

    participating companies: Reichhold Chemicals, Clark-Schwebel, PPG Industries, Interplastic Corp., Owens - Corning , and TPI, Inc .. Tagging Materials Five...cellophane film (# 95080906). The eddy current testing of samples with MnZn ferrite tagging from Owens - Corning showed that the response of the sample...example, consider the specimen obtained from Owens - Corning sample A (MnZn ferrite tagging) shown in the sixth row of Table 3. The naturaI frequency

  16. Ballistics Tests of Fibrous Concrete Dome and Plate Specimens

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    1976-04-01

    x 0.22 x 1 in. chopped steel fibers from U.S. Steel. KG denotes 1 in. fiberglass fibers from Owens - Corning . Table 3 Dome Test Results Test Fiber...1 in. drawn steel fibers Innii National Standard. FG denotes fiberglass fibers from Owens - Corning . Table 4b 30-Callber Machine Gun Plate Teat...drawn steel fibers from National Standard. FG denotes fiberglass fibers from Owens - Corning . { ♦ Tabk4c 45-Callbcr Pbtol Plate Teat Reantti lypeof

  17. Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Composite Hull for a Tracked Amphibious Vehicle. Volume 1

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    1989-01-29

    Tracked Amphibious Vehicle." FMC successfully completed this effort with subcontract support from Owens Corning Fiberglas under a cost plus fixed fee...support government testing O002AD Work tasks subcontracted to Owens Corning Fiberglas included: * Mold design and fabrication * Hull layup 1 Materials...more detailed cost/performance tradeoffs. From this analysis, we chose the following resin systems for more detailed comparison: * Owens - Corning Fiberglas

  18. Penetration Mechanics of Composites

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    1992-04-01

    distribution for tensile strength of hollow virgin filaments, based on 128 tests (source: Owens / Corning Fiberglas Corp). 14 1.2 Schematic of split Hopkinson...These were supplied by Owens / Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Granville, Ohio in two forms: 463AA750 (750 yd/lb) roving tow and G150 (1500 yd/lb...penetration of 12.7-mm thick (25-ply) GRP. Targets were fabricated by Owens Corning Fiberglas (OCF) by a licensed process designated HJ1. This complies

  19. Stability of Glass Fiber-Plastic Composites

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    1974-11-01

    differs between the two main sources ( Owens - Corning and Ferro Corporation) from which samples were obtained for this research program. However...according to published work by Humphrey (8) of Owens - Corning , the approximate composition of S-glass (994) is 65% S1Ü2, 25% A1203 and 10% MgO. From the...fibers. S-glass fibers furnished by both Owens - Corning and Ferro Cor- poration were utilized and the results analyzed using scanning electron 34

  20. Use of Life Cycle Costing in the Development of Standards

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    1988-12-01

    Bringhurst, Mountain Fuel Supply 6. T. Joseph Cardenas, McGraw Hill 7. Sally A. Hooks, EEI 8. Merle F. McBride, Owens - Corning Fiberglas 9. Kenneth D...Stanonik, GAMA 23. Clifford D. Smith, Owens - Corning Fiberglas 24. Chris Thomaidis, Department of Housing & Urban Development 25. Adrian Tuluca, Steven...Professionals, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981. 8. Stewart, Rodney D., Cost EstimatinQ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1982. 9. Owens Corning , Telephone

  1. Finite Element Modeling of Fragment Penetration of Thin Structural Composite Laminates

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    1991-12-01

    his direction and assistance provided during the program. The following are registered trade names: Kevlar-29, 3M Co., Scotchply, Owens Corning Fiberglass...grains, are used. Composite laminates such as Owens Corning Fiberglass (R) panels, 3M Scotchply 1002 (R) panels and Kevlar-29 (R) reinforced plastic...results [2]: 1. Owens Corning Fiberglass (OCF) Structural Panels. Woven S-2 glass and a typical resin type, contert, sizing, and cure cycle at 220

  2. Aerosol Filter Loading Data for a Simulated Jet Engine Test Cell Aerosol.

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    1979-08-01

    media. M SECTION II TEST PROGRAM I. TESTING PROCEDURE Sheets of the filter media were obtained from Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corporation. Ten centimeter...loading cycle. 2. TEST FILTERS The four following glass fiber filter medias were obtained from Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corporation (OCF) and tested both...shown in Table 22. Filters were washed from the back side. 5. ONCLUSIONS Four glass fiber filters, specified in the contract, were obtained from Owens

  3. Waterproofing Underground Concrete Structures

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    1990-01-01

    for their patience, love and support while I dedicated myself to the task at hand. I would like to thank Dr. John Daugherty of the Owens Corning Fiberglass...6000 prefabricated drainage structure and the Owens Corning Warm-N-Dri drainage board. The Miradrain drainage structure consists of a light weight, 3...8217.; ; Fiiter "’" v -Fabric Perforated Disoharge ,, * Aggegate Drain Peiradrain System System The Owens Corning WARM-N-DRY drainage board is similar to the

  4. Pawcatuck River and Narragansett Bay Drainage Basins. Water and Related Land Resources Study. Blackstone River Watershed. Appendices.

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    1981-08-01

    immediately within the flood plain; the Owens - Corning Fiberglass Company at Ashton; and the Berkshire-Hathaway Mill Complex at Albion. Within the remaining...this reach, three of which have been built since 1955. Recurring damages to the Owens - Corning Fiberglas Co. amount to over $900,000 at current price...the Corps are as follow: 26 March 1968 -- Plant Manager, Owens - Corning Corp., Ashton, Rhode Island reported a total loss of $100,000 in damages after a

  5. Properties of Organic Matrix Short Fiber Composites

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    1982-02-01

    reinforced SMC composites ( Owens Corning Fiberglas System) ............... ........................ ... 37 4 Schematic of process used to manufacture XMC...71 Vi F, viii. TLST OF TABLES TABLEPAE 1 Material formulations and densitius of SMC materials (PPG-PPG Industries, OFC- Owens Corning Fiberglas) (refs...Composite Materials, 14 (April 1980) , 142-154. 16 ,. Table 1. Material formulations and densities of SMC materials. (PPG-PPG Industries, OFC- Owens

  6. Promoting Quality in NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) Construction.

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    1986-01-01

    experience. Inspector Checklists To assist their field construction engineers, Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corporation, in conjunction with Texas A&M...that developed by Owens - Corning Fiberglas A I Corporation to assist government inspectors to maintain high - quality standards in their construction...105, No. C03 (September 1979), 187-199. Information in a letter to the author from D.R. Eberts, Quality Assurance Engineer, Owens - Corning Fiberglas

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    ...: Jefferson, Switzerland. Kentucky: Bourbon, Clark, Fleming, Gallatin, Henry, Lewis, Nicholas, Owen, Pike... unchanged. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Joseph P. Loddo,...

  8. A resolution commemorating and celebrating the lives of Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr., Officer Timothy Q. Brenton, Officer Tina G. Griswold, Officer Ronald Wilbur Owens II, Sergeant Mark Joseph Renninger, Officer Gregory James Richards, and Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr. who gave their lives in the service of the people of Washington State in 2009.

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    Senate - 05/14/2010 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. A resolution commemorating and celebrating the lives of Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr., Officer Timothy Q. Brenton, Officer Tina G. Griswold, Officer Ronald Wilbur Owens II, Sergeant Mark Joseph Renninger, Officer Gregory James Richards, and Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr. who gave their lives in the service of the people of Washington State in 2009.

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    05/14/2010 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3790) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. A resolution commemorating and celebrating the lives of Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr., Officer Timothy Q. Brenton, Officer Tina G. Griswold, Officer Ronald Wilbur Owens II, Sergeant Mark Joseph Renninger, Officer Gregory James Richards, and Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr. who gave their lives in the service of the people of Washington State in 2009.

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA

    2010-05-12

    05/14/2010 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Agreed to in SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  11. Ancient proteins resolve the evolutionary history of Darwin's South American ungulates.

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    Welker, Frido; Collins, Matthew J; Thomas, Jessica A; Wadsley, Marc; Brace, Selina; Cappellini, Enrico; Turvey, Samuel T; Reguero, Marcelo; Gelfo, Javier N; Kramarz, Alejandro; Burger, Joachim; Thomas-Oates, Jane; Ashford, David A; Ashton, Peter D; Rowsell, Keri; Porter, Duncan M; Kessler, Benedikt; Fischer, Roman; Baessmann, Carsten; Kaspar, Stephanie; Olsen, Jesper V; Kiley, Patrick; Elliott, James A; Kelstrup, Christian D; Mullin, Victoria; Hofreiter, Michael; Willerslev, Eske; Hublin, Jean-Jacques; Orlando, Ludovic; Barnes, Ian; MacPhee, Ross D E

    2015-06-04

    No large group of recently extinct placental mammals remains as evolutionarily cryptic as the approximately 280 genera grouped as 'South American native ungulates'. To Charles Darwin, who first collected their remains, they included perhaps the 'strangest animal[s] ever discovered'. Today, much like 180 years ago, it is no clearer whether they had one origin or several, arose before or after the Cretaceous/Palaeogene transition 66.2 million years ago, or are more likely to belong with the elephants and sirenians of superorder Afrotheria than with the euungulates (cattle, horses, and allies) of superorder Laurasiatheria. Morphology-based analyses have proved unconvincing because convergences are pervasive among unrelated ungulate-like placentals. Approaches using ancient DNA have also been unsuccessful, probably because of rapid DNA degradation in semitropical and temperate deposits. Here we apply proteomic analysis to screen bone samples of the Late Quaternary South American native ungulate taxa Toxodon (Notoungulata) and Macrauchenia (Litopterna) for phylogenetically informative protein sequences. For each ungulate, we obtain approximately 90% direct sequence coverage of type I collagen α1- and α2-chains, representing approximately 900 of 1,140 amino-acid residues for each subunit. A phylogeny is estimated from an alignment of these fossil sequences with collagen (I) gene transcripts from available mammalian genomes or mass spectrometrically derived sequence data obtained for this study. The resulting consensus tree agrees well with recent higher-level mammalian phylogenies. Toxodon and Macrauchenia form a monophyletic group whose sister taxon is not Afrotheria or any of its constituent clades as recently claimed, but instead crown Perissodactyla (horses, tapirs, and rhinoceroses). These results are consistent with the origin of at least some South American native ungulates from 'condylarths', a paraphyletic assembly of archaic placentals. With ongoing

  12. Optimizing C-17 Pacific Basing

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    2014-05-01

    Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy turbofan -powered aircraft (Owen, 2014). Pax Americana was characterized by a busy and steady operating environment for US global...center of the Pacific as well as the north and western Pacific rim (Owen, 2014). Turbofan airlifters began to be integrated into the large-scale

  13. 75 FR 82039 - National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting

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    ... have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee should reach the Coast Guard...://www.regulations.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Owens, ADFO of NMSAC, telephone 202-372-1108 or ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given...

  14. PBL? A Case Study of Inquiry Learning in a Secondary Civics Course

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    Hessberg, Kevin

    2012-01-01

    Youth civic engagement in the United States is at an all time low (Barber 1998; Galston, 2004, Owen, 2008). Youth are routinely characterized as civically apathetic, disengaged, and ignorant (Niemi & Junn, 1998; Putnam, 2000; Ravitch & Finn, 1987). Or, as Owen (2008) succinctly puts it, "young people in America have long anchored the…

  15. Object Detection using the Kinect

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    2012-03-01

    Kinect by Jason Owens ARL-TN-0474 March 2012 Approved... Kinect Jason Owens Vehicle Technology Directorate, ARL Approved for public release...2. REPORT TYPE Final 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Object Detection using the Kinect 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b.

  16. A Rejoinder to Commentaries on "Integrated Reporting: A Review of Developments and Their Implications for the Accounting Curriculum"

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    Owen, Gareth

    2013-01-01

    In this rejoinder, Gareth Owen thanks both Dr. Kamp-Roelands and Dr. Correa Ruiz for their views and for putting forward many interesting and thought-provoking arguments concerning his paper (Owen, 2013). It is noted that both commentators broadly welcome the aims of this paper. They express approval of its review of the development of integrated…

  17. Mapping with QUASAT (QUAsar SATellite) Using Short Observation Times.

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    1985-05-22

    Rosewell Medicina Kitt Peak VLA Onsala Maui VLA E3 Oroville VLA E4 Owens Valley AL. VLA E5 at the same declination. "Good" UV-plane coverage is defined...Effelsberg Owens Valley Jodrell Bank Noto Medicina Onsala Westerbork • . ... 7_. .. ..,_, _,_ .. -,-"i . • . , . .. .. "- ’i. .. TABLE 3 - Antenna Elements in

  18. 75 FR 72836 - Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB...

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    ....gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to Ms. Robbin Owen, Chief, Division of Park..., SW., Room 128, Washington, DC 20242; or via fax at 202-401-2430; or via e-mail at Robbin_Owen@nps.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Robbin...

  19. 76 FR 25702 - National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting

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    ... assistance at the teleconference, contact Mr. Ryan Owens as soon as possible. To facilitate public...: http://www.regulations.gov . Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: Ryan.F.Owens@uscg... a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is...

  20. 76 FR 66313 - National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting

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    ... mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The... INFORMATION CONTACT section to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Owens...-7581; telephone 202-372-1108 or e-mail ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil . If you have any questions on viewing...

  1. Comparison of Three Supply Distribution Systems for Medical and Surgical Supplies in the Veterans Administration Sierra Pacific Network

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    2011-12-01

    Medical and Surgical Supplies in the Veterans Administration Sierra Pacific Network By: Zinoviy Senishin, James Allen, and Michael Owen...the Veterans Administration Sierra Pacific Network 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Zinoviy Senishin, James Allen, Michael Owen 7. PERFORMING...SYSTEMS FOR MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES IN THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SIERRA PACIFIC NETWORK Zinoviy Senishin, Lieutenant Commander, United

  2. Low Efficiency Control Measures for Jet Engine Test Cells

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    1978-09-01

    replacement cost was based upon filter cost data ob- tained from Mr. Roland Langlois, Owens - Corning Fiberglas Inc., Technical Cen- ter, Granville, Ohio. 3...Torgeson’s theory was used to calculate the collection efficiency of three commercial glass fiber filter media samples obtained from Owens - Corning Fiberglas

  3. Viscoelastic Properties of Alkoxy Silane-Epoxy Interpenetrating Networks

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    2003-11-01

    Owens Corning Fiberglass for supply of the epoxy film former emulsion used in the model silane formulation. The authors also wish to acknowledge the...inclusion filled composite µm- powderproperties 4 triblock copolymer surfactant. The Owens Corning Company generously provided the film former emulsion

  4. Annual Report to Congress on Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage: 1998

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    1998-01-01

    representatives of Owens - Corning Corporation, a primary PPG competitor. Both subjects were charged under Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1832 (Theft of Trade...information to an FBI undercover agent posing as a representative of Owens - Corning . Steven Davis stole and disclosed Gillette Company trade secrets to

  5. Implementation of a Prototype Registration and Administrative System for Field Use.

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    1981-10-20

    Chemical U.S.A. (4), Owens - Corning Fiber- glass Corporation (5), and the Plastics Business Operations of the General Electric Company (6), it was concluded...561. 5. Lichtenberg, F.W., & Devitt, G.E. The medical data base system of Owens - Corning Fiberglass Corporation. American Industrial Hygiene

  6. Fibrous Glass Aerosols: A Literature Review

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    1987-10-02

    accomplished by Owens - Corning Company In 1933 In Lima, Ohio, (71). Processing and procedural adjustments of the molten glass has made fibers thinner...Fiberglass: Another Asbestos? Am J Ind Med 3(1) p.121-5 p.121-5 44. Konzen, J.L. Results of Environmental Air Sampling Studies Conducted in. Owens - Corning Fiber

  7. Frost-Shielding Methodology and Demonstration for Shallow Burial of Water and Sewer Utility Lines.

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    1998-06-01

    Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), and the Owens - Corning Specialty and Foam Products Division as partners. Test sites utilizing shielded pipes...predictions and provided valuable guidance for the frost shield design. The industry partner participant in the CPAR project, Owens - Corning Specialty and Foam

  8. Dry In-Line Thermoplastic Matrix Impregnation. Phase 1

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    1993-04-01

    grades supplied by Hoechst Celanese under their designations Fortran 0203B6 and 0205B4. Fibers tested included Owens - Corning S Glass with an epoxy...it was found that it had a much greater tendency to shred and jam when fed through the tensioning pin system than did the Owens Corning s glass

  9. Final Report,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    compare the effects of elevated temperature on 801-finish glass. The strength qualities at 75 F of Owens - Corning ECG-140 continuous-filament roving glass...with an 801 epoxy compatible finish and the same glass with an HTS epoxy compatible finish were tested. The strength qualities of Owens - Corning ECG

  10. Effect of Water Immersion on Fiber/Matrix Adhesion

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    1993-01-01

    ABBREVIATIONS 0C Degrees Centigrade KSI Thousand Pounds Per Square Inch MSI Million Pounds Per Square Inch OCF Owens Corning Fiberglas PEEK...A209 Dr. David Hartman Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corp. Technical Center Dr. Forrest Sloan 2790 Columbus Road, Rt. 16 Allied

  11. Design and Development of a Composite Battery Box for Corrosion Control for Marine Corps Vehicles

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    1989-11-01

    available from Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corporation and is designated as ECDE 751/0. DESIGN OF COMPOSITE BATTERY BOX After the material system and...fiberglass used was 2.57 g/cc, according to the manufacturer ( Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corp.)." The value used for the matrix density was 1.21. The

  12. Mechanical and Ballistic Properties of Composites of Polypyrrole-Coated S-2 Glass Fabrics

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    1999-10-01

    JPS Glass, PO Box 260, Slater, SC 29683. t Lydall-Manning, 2800Turnpike Drive, Hatboro, PA 19040. + Owens - Corning Fiberglas, 2790 Columbus Road...Route 16, Granville, OH 43023-1210. § Alpha Owens Corning , 2552 Industrial Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9510. •• Uniroyal Chemical Company, Benson Road

  13. The Effects of Minor Constituents in Calcium Silicate Insulation on the Corrosion of Underground Heat Distribution Systems.

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    1984-05-01

    distribution systems were ob- ride content per unit weight of insulation was deter- tained from Johns - Manville , Pabco, and Owens- mined as the ratio...either adding more distilled-deionized water to the Aecomecial oraoh milly ana-yzedias-received samples of Johns - Manville . Owens-Corning, suspension, or

  14. Approaches and Practices for Infusing Sustainability into a Writing Programme

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    Rowland, Linda; Millner, Jesse; Hill, Nathan; Towne, Amy; Wohlpart, A. James

    2009-01-01

    In his seminal work connecting composition studies and sustainability, Derek Owens (2001: 8,6) notes that "learning how to live sustainably ought to be our primary cultural concern and, as such, must play a central role in our curricula". Within composition studies, Owens suggests that sustainability might begin with the study of the environment,…

  15. Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia, 1996-1999.

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    Owens, Kay, Ed.; Mousley, Judy, Ed.

    This volume presents different issues and views on research in mathematics education in Australia. Chapters include: (1) "An Introduction to This Review" (Kay Owens); (2) "Recent Research Monographs" (Kay Owens and editors of the monographs); (3) "Language Factors in Mathematics Education" (Nerida Ellerton, Ken…

  16. Leadership Identity Development: Challenges in Applying a Developmental Model

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    Komives, Susan R.; Longerbeam, Susan D.; Mainella, Felicia; Osteen, Laura; Owen, Julie E.; Wagner, Wendy

    2009-01-01

    The leadership identity development (LID) grounded theory (Komives, Owen, Longerbeam, Mainella, & Osteen, 2005) and related LID model (Komives, Longerbeam, Owen, Mainella, & Osteen, 2006) present a framework for understanding how individual college students develop the social identity of being collaborative, relational leaders…

  17. PBL? A Case Study of Inquiry Learning in a Secondary Civics Course

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    Hessberg, Kevin

    2012-01-01

    Youth civic engagement in the United States is at an all time low (Barber 1998; Galston, 2004, Owen, 2008). Youth are routinely characterized as civically apathetic, disengaged, and ignorant (Niemi & Junn, 1998; Putnam, 2000; Ravitch & Finn, 1987). Or, as Owen (2008) succinctly puts it, "young people in America have long anchored the…

  18. A Rejoinder to Commentaries on "Integrated Reporting: A Review of Developments and Their Implications for the Accounting Curriculum"

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    Owen, Gareth

    2013-01-01

    In this rejoinder, Gareth Owen thanks both Dr. Kamp-Roelands and Dr. Correa Ruiz for their views and for putting forward many interesting and thought-provoking arguments concerning his paper (Owen, 2013). It is noted that both commentators broadly welcome the aims of this paper. They express approval of its review of the development of integrated…

  19. Responses from the Field

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    Johnstone, Joyce V.; Hanbury, Kevin M.

    2005-01-01

    This article offers responses from Joyce V. Johnstone and Kevin M. Hanbury to the article "Urban revitalization: A case study of one Catholic elementary school's journey," by R. F. Owens. Johnstone mentions that the Owens article tells the story of one school in Chicago. Although the study itself may not be highly generalizable, it is…

  20. Approaches and Practices for Infusing Sustainability into a Writing Programme

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    Rowland, Linda; Millner, Jesse; Hill, Nathan; Towne, Amy; Wohlpart, A. James

    2009-01-01

    In his seminal work connecting composition studies and sustainability, Derek Owens (2001: 8,6) notes that "learning how to live sustainably ought to be our primary cultural concern and, as such, must play a central role in our curricula". Within composition studies, Owens suggests that sustainability might begin with the study of the environment,…

  1. Geochemical evidence for diversity of dust sources in the southwestern United States

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    Reheis, M.C.; Budahn, J.R.; Lamothe, P.J.

    2002-01-01

    Several potential dust sources, including generic sources of sparsely vegetated alluvium, playa deposits, and anthropogenic emissions, as well as the area around Owens Lake, California, affect the composition of modern dust in the southwestern United States. A comparison of geochemical analyses of modern and old (a few thousand years) dust with samples of potential local sources suggests that dusts reflect four primary sources: (1) alluvial sediments (represented by Hf, K, Rb, Zr, and rare-earth elements, (2) playas, most of which produce calcareous dust (Sr, associated with Ca), (3) the area of Owens (dry) Lake, a human-induced playa (As, Ba, Li, Pb, Sb, and Sr), and (4) anthropogenic and/or volcanic emissions (As, Cr, Ni, and Sb). A comparison of dust and source samples with previous analyses shows that Owens (dry) Lake and mining wastes from the adjacent Cerro Gordo mining district are the primary sources of As, Ba, Li, and Pb in dusts from Owens Valley. Decreases in dust contents of As, Ba, and Sb with distance from Owens Valley suggest that dust from southern Owens Valley is being transported at least 400 km to the east. Samples of old dust that accumulated before European settlement are distinctly lower in As, Ba, and Sb abundances relative to modern dust, likely due to modern transport of dust from Owens Valley. Thus, southern Owens Valley appears to be an important, geochemically distinct, point source for regional dust in the southwestern United States. Copyright ?? 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.

  2. 76 FR 77993 - Combined Notice of Filings #1

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    .... Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/27/11. Docket Numbers: ER12-85-001. Applicants: Owens Corning Sales, LLC. Description: Owens Corning Rate Schedule FERC No. 1 Amendment to be effective 12/6/2011. Filed Date:...

  3. Fuel Property Effects on the Cold Startability of Navy High-Speed Diesel Engines.

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    1985-12-01

    207 MAY 1 81%7I By A.F. Montemayor D W E.C. Owens J. P. Buckingham Belvoir Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility (SwRI) Southwest Research Institute...Property Effects on the Cold Startability of Navy High-Speed Diesel Engines (U) 12. PERSONAL AUTHORIS) Montemayor , A.F.; Owens, E.C.; Buckingham, J.P.; Jung

  4. Comparison of Single Grade and Multiviscosity Lubricants in M60 Tanks under Hot Ambient Conditions

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    1988-08-01

    Montemayor E.C. Owens Belvoir Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility (SwRI) Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, Texas Under Contract to U.S. Army...Multiviscosity Lubricants in M60 Tanks Under Hot Ambient Conditions (U) 12. PERSONAL AUTHORISI Montemayor , A.F. and Owens, Edwin C. 13a. TYPE OF REPORT

  5. Literature Review of Cetane Number and Its Correlations.

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    1987-05-01

    Diesel 4-53T), Montemayor and Owens [56] observed the following: cetane number, viscosity, 50% 48 GEO-CENTERS, INC. -14- I distillation temperature, and...55. Taracha, J. W., "’The Effects of Cetane Quality on the Performance of Diesel Engines," SAE Paper 821232, (1982). 56. Montemayor , A. F., Owens, E

  6. Resistance of Multi-Wythe Insulted Masonry Walls Subjected to Impulse Loads. Volume 1

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    2008-12-01

    17 Fig. 3.5. Stress-strain behavior of Owens - Corning XEPS foam.......................................18 Fig. 3.6. Stress-strain behavior...Z-4 CM-Z-5 Fig. 3.5. Stress-strain behavior of Owens - Corning XEPS foam Strain (in/in) St re ss (p si ) 0 0.08 0.16 0.24 0.32 0.4 0.48 0.56 0.64...Specimen Section (in) (lb/ft3) (ksi) (psi) Owens - Corning CM-Z-3 2.50 dia x 2.0 1.507 1.31 32 Owens - Corning CM-Z-4 2.50 dia x 2.0 1.511 1.43 31 Owens

  7. High Strength Glass Second Source Qualification to Composite Armor Specification MIL-L-46197(MR)

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    1992-04-01

    L-46197 (MR). The Owens Corning Fiberglass (OCF) S-2 glass woven roving product has set the standard for this application to structural armor. The...HIARTMAN. 1). R. liallistc Penetration of S 2 Glass L~aminates S-2 Glass I-iber Technical Paper. Owens Corning Fiberglass. I I 1ASKLI.. W E. Spall...Materials Marketing. Owens Corning F’iberglass- Toledo. O1l, 416𔄃 SR and RI1 Gla" Chemical Composition. Vetrotex Data Sheet. IM11 04-02-2 6

  8. Flammability Characteristics of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials for the Composite Infantry Fighting Vehicle

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    1990-09-01

    Comments MTL-1 SZIPolyester 70/30 E-701 Baseline MTL-2 S2IPdyester’ 70130 Owens - Corning MTL-3 S2/Polyester* 70/30 American-Cyanamide MTL-5 S2IPhenolic...80120 Owens - Corning *Resin formulation is ro rietary t ~ e s i n is 50150 phenofc-FvB. ’ Organic polymers a re one of the major constituents of...SPECTROMETRY OF MTL-2, OWENS - CORNING ; 900°C IN HELIUM Peak No. Identification Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide Formaldehyde Propene 1.2-Propadiene 1

  9. The Development of Fibrous Glasses Having High Elastic Moduli

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    1955-11-01

    MACHLAN OWENS - CORNING FIBERGLAS CORPORATION NEWARK, OHIO D-TICEl EUTE n NOVEMBER15 LIP4Ry 1rP9 .~n 4MAY 311956 ITWAs document bas boon approved for...ELASTIC MODULI GEORGE R. MACHLAN OWENS - CORNING FIBERGLAS CORPORATION NEWARIM OHIO Accesion For NTIS CRA&I " - DTIC TAB U-iann~ou -cd :" Justification...Laboratories, Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Newark, Ohio under USAF Contract No. AF 33(616)-2422. This contract was initiated under Project No

  10. Dielectric Properties of Polymer Matrix Composites Prepared from Conductive Polymer Treated Fabrics

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-02-01

    JPS 09827 finish. The doping agent used was anthraquinone-2 sulfonic acid. (3) A 5 x 5 S2-glass 24 oz. woven roving with an Owens Corning 463 finish...x- I S2-glass 27 oz. woven roving with an Owens Corning 933 finish, nominally equiv- alent to the JPS 09827 finish. The doping agent used was...were fabricated by laminating the layers of Fabric with wet polyester resin ( Owens Corning E-780) and subsequently processing the com- posites using the

  11. Study for Development of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Earth-Covered Ammunition Storage Magazines.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-09-01

    Div., ASCE, New York, N.Y. F. "Frp-An Introduction to Fiberglas-Reinforced Plastics Composites" Publication No. 1-PL-6305A by Owens - Corning Fiberglas...34Hand Lay-up Spray-up Guide" 1979; Publication No. 5-PL- 9342 Owens - Corning Fiberglas Corp. Toledo, OH.; Unclassified. 5. "Specifications for...Manual F]PdA-TS-79-203, U.S. Govt. Printing Office Stock No. 023-000-00495-0. B. "Hand Lay-up Spray-up Guide" 1979; Publication No. 5-PL-9342 Owens

  12. Flammability Characteristics of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-08-01

    Thick Vertical Sheet of Kevlar/Phenolio-PVB ( Owens - Corning $pall Liner), MTL A4) 3 12 Chemical Heat Release Rate During Fire Propagation for a 40 0.61 m...Long, 0.10 m Wide and 3 mm Thick Vertical Sheet of S-2/Phenolic ( Owens - Corning ), MTL #5) 13 Chemical Heac Release Rate During Fire Propagation for 41...Materials T eohnology Laboratory (AKTL) by Owens - Corning Corporation; 3. NTL #3: S-2 fiberglabs/polyestel’, flame retardant, prepreg, formulated for

  13. Fuel Lubricity Requirements for Diesel Injection Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-02-01

    8. Montemayor , A.F. and Owens, E.C., "Comparison of 6.2L Arctic and Standard Fuel Injection Pumps Using JP-8 Fuel," Interim Report BFLRF No. 218 (AD A...injection pumps. The unitest pump stand and test equipment specification are described in more detail in the report by Montemayor and Owens*. A schematic...operation. * Montemayor , A.F. and Owens, E.C., "Comparison of 6.2L Arctic and Standard Fuel Injection Pumps Using JP-8 Fuel," Interim Report BFLRF No. 218

  14. Mitogenomic Phylogenetics of Fin Whales (Balaenoptera physalus spp.): Genetic Evidence for Revision of Subspecies

    PubMed Central

    Archer, Frederick I.; Morin, Phillip A.; Hancock-Hanser, Brittany L.; Robertson, Kelly M.; Leslie, Matthew S.; Bérubé, Martine; Panigada, Simone; Taylor, Barbara L.

    2013-01-01

    There are three described subspecies of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus): B. p. physalus Linnaeus, 1758 in the Northern Hemisphere, B. p. quoyi Fischer, 1829 in the Southern Hemisphere, and a recently described pygmy form, B. p. patachonica Burmeister, 1865. The discrete distribution in the North Pacific and North Atlantic raises the question of whether a single Northern Hemisphere subspecies is valid. We assess phylogenetic patterns using ∼16 K base pairs of the complete mitogenome for 154 fin whales from the North Pacific, North Atlantic - including the Mediterranean Sea - and Southern Hemisphere. A Bayesian tree of the resulting 136 haplotypes revealed several well-supported clades representing each ocean basin, with no haplotypes shared among ocean basins. The North Atlantic haplotypes (n = 12) form a sister clade to those from the Southern Hemisphere (n = 42). The estimated time to most recent common ancestor (TMRCA) for this Atlantic/Southern Hemisphere clade and 81 of the 97 samples from the North Pacific was approximately 2 Ma. 14 of the remaining North Pacific samples formed a well-supported clade within the Southern Hemisphere. The TMRCA for this node suggests that at least one female from the Southern Hemisphere immigrated to the North Pacific approximately 0.37 Ma. These results provide strong evidence that North Pacific and North Atlantic fin whales should not be considered the same subspecies, and suggest the need for revision of the global taxonomy of the species. PMID:23691042

  15. Facility Focus: Athletic Centers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College Planning & Management, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Describes the designs of the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University and the fitness center of Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. Discusses design goals and unique features and includes photographs. (EV)

  16. DETAIL OF NORTHEAST CUT STONE ABUTMENT FROM SOUTHWEST. Cataract ...

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

    DETAIL OF NORTHEAST CUT STONE ABUTMENT FROM SOUTHWEST. - Cataract Falls Bridge, Spanning Mill Creek, bypassed section of CR 279 (Cataract Falls Unit of Leiber State Recreation Area), Cataract, Owen County, IN

  17. Review of “Managing Arsenic in the Environment: From Soil to Hman Health”

    EPA Science Inventory

    This is a book review of "Managing Arsenic in the Environment: From Soil to Human Health," R. Naidu, E. Smith, G. Owens, P. Bhattacharya, and P. Nadebaum eds., CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 656 pp.,

  18. Stable mixed chimerism and tolerance to human organ transplants.

    PubMed

    Strober, Samuel

    2015-04-03

    Tolerance to combined kidney and hematopoietic cell transplant has been achieved in humans after establishment of mixed chimerism allowing for the withdrawal of immunosuppressive drugs. The seminal contributions of Ray Owen provided the scientific basis for the human protocol.

  19. METHYL METHANESULFONATE-INDUCED GENE EXPRESSION CHANGES IN HUMAN SKIN FIBROBLASTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    METHYL METHANESULFONATE-INDUCED GENE EXPRESSION CHANGES IN HUMAN SKIN FIBROBLASTS. Geremy W. Knapp, Alan Tennant, and Russell D. Owen. Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Re...

  20. AGE-RELATED GENE EXPRESSION CHANGES IN HUMAN SKIN FIBROBLASTS INDUCED BY MMS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Age-Related Gene Expression Changes In Human Skin Fibroblasts Induced By methyl methanesulfonate. Geremy W. Knapp, Alan H. Tennant, and Russell D. Owen. Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U. S. Environmental Prote...

  1. 7. WALKWAY/ENTRANCE TO ADMINSITRATIVE SITE ADJACENT TO ENTRANCE ROAD AND ...

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    7. WALKWAY/ENTRANCE TO ADMINSITRATIVE SITE ADJACENT TO ENTRANCE ROAD AND INTERNAL POLICE POST, LOOKING SOUTHEAST - Manzanar War Relocation Center, Owens Valley off U.S. Highway 395, 6 miles South of Independence, Independence, Inyo County, CA

  2. 9. INTERIOR VIEW OF BREW HOUSE, STEAM ENGINE READS: HAMILTON ...

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

    9. INTERIOR VIEW OF BREW HOUSE, STEAM ENGINE- READS: HAMILTON CORLISS ENGINES, THE HOOVEN, OWENS & RENTSCHLER CO., BUILDERS, HAMILTON, OHIO, U.S.A. - August Schell Brewing Company, Twentieth Street South, New Ulm, Brown County, MN

  3. 78 FR 977 - Public Availability of the Department of Transportation FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory

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    2013-01-07

    ... actions over $25,000 ] that were made in FY 2012. The information is organized by function to show how... inventory should be directed to Ames Owens in the Senior Procurement Executive office at 202-366-9614...

  4. 78 FR 30937 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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    2013-05-23

    ... meeting to Ms. Frances Owens, OSHA, ] Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200....frances@dol.gov . Instructions: Your submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this...

  5. Preliminary design package for Sunair SEC-601 solar collector

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1978-01-01

    The preliminary design of the Owens-Illinois model Sunair SEC-601 tubular air solar collector is presented. Information in this package includes the subsystem design and development approaches, hazard analysis, and detailed drawings available as the preliminary design review.

  6. 1200933

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2012-08-31

    AUGUST 31, 2012 TRIBUTE TO APOLLO ASTRONAUT NEIL ARMSTRONG AT THE USSRC. L TO R: JONATHAN PETTUS, MSFC ACTING ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR; FORMER ASTRONAUT OWEN GARRIOTT; FORMER ASTRONAUT JAN DAVIS AND FORMER ASTRONAUT FRED LESLIE.1200933F

  7. AGE-RELATED GENE EXPRESSION CHANGES IN HUMAN SKIN FIBROBLASTS INDUCED BY MMS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Age-Related Gene Expression Changes In Human Skin Fibroblasts Induced By methyl methanesulfonate. Geremy W. Knapp, Alan H. Tennant, and Russell D. Owen. Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U. S. Environmental Prote...

  8. Facility Focus: Athletic Centers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College Planning & Management, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Describes the designs of the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University and the fitness center of Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. Discusses design goals and unique features and includes photographs. (EV)

  9. METHYL METHANESULFONATE-INDUCED GENE EXPRESSION CHANGES IN HUMAN SKIN FIBROBLASTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    METHYL METHANESULFONATE-INDUCED GENE EXPRESSION CHANGES IN HUMAN SKIN FIBROBLASTS. Geremy W. Knapp, Alan Tennant, and Russell D. Owen. Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Re...

  10. Around Marshall

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    1999-07-17

    Prior to the commencement of Apollo 11th's 30th arniversary festivities at Marshall Space Flight Center, visiting Saturn astronauts take a tour of the Center. Pictured are (L/R): Dick Gordon, Owen Garriott and Edgar Mitchell

  11. 2. PHOTOCOPY FROM CA. 1896 POSTCARD SHOWING WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN ...

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

    2. PHOTOCOPY FROM CA. 1896 POSTCARD SHOWING WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN AT GOSPORT, FROM COLLECTION OF HARRY GREENE, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - New Albany & Salem Railroad, North Street, Gosport, Owen County, IN

  12. USSR Report Earth Sciences.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-05-22

    January-June 1986) (A. A. Goncharenko; ZEMLYA I VSELENNAYA, No 6, Nov-Dec 86).. 40 d - Native Gold in Serpentinized Peridotites of Owen Fault (Indian...the coast of Namibia. Figures 1. 5303/12955 CSO: 1865/163 40 UDC 549.283:552.321.6(267.3) NATIVE GOLD IN SERPENTINIZED PERIDOTITES OF OWEN...dredged on the 19th cruise of the research ship "Akademik V Vernadskiy." Fragments and chips of peridotites , serpentinized to different degrees

  13. Operational Art Can Neutralize the Asymmetric Small Boat Threat in Major Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-02-02

    Operational Art Can Neutralize the Asymmetric Small Boat Threat in Major Operations 9. Personal Authors: Owen L. Sirrs 10.Type of Report: FINAL 11...opponents - Iran and North Korea - are exploiting small boat warfare and integrated coastal defenses to blunt, neutralize , or defeat U.S. Navy and Marine...Operational Art Can Neutralize the Asymmetric Small Boat Threat in Major Operations By Owen Sirrs A paper submitted to the faculty of the Joint Military

  14. Comparison of Different Implementation Options for Density Discontinuity in Split Step Fourier Parabolic Equation Models

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-03-01

    method to the numerical solution of nonlinear and variable coefficient wave equations ,” SIAM, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 423, Apr. 1973. [3] D. Lee and S. T...DIFFERENT IMPLEMENTATION OPTIONS FOR DENSITY DISCONTINUITY IN SPLIT– STEP FOURIER PARABOLIC EQUATION MODELS by Matthew D. Owens March 2014...FOR DENSITY DISCONTINUITY IN SPLIT–STEP FOURIER PARABOLIC EQUATION MODELS 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Matthew D. Owens 7. PERFORMING

  15. Gordon Research Conference on Composites (1984) Held at Santa Barbara, California on January 16-20, 1984.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-12-01

    Post Office Box 808, L-338 Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433 Livermore, CA 94550 Eckstein, Yona 431 Christianson, Richard M. 731 Owens Corning Fiberglass...Japan 812 Post Office Box 808 (L-342) Livermore, CA 94550 Kanninen, Melvin 729 Southwest Research Institute Hartt, George 109 6220 Culebra Road Owens ... Corning Fiberglas San Antonio, TX 78284 Technical Center/Composite & Textile Res. Granville, OH 43023 Yanninen, Jean 779 (Guest of Melvin Kanninen

  16. Terminal Area Separation Standards: Historical Development, Current Standards, and Processes for Change,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Gene Wong with the FAA’s Integrated Product Team for Surveillance and Weather was quite helpful and appreciated. Their efforts certainly contributed...and IMC. A typical categorization was used by Owen [4] in her report on the Memphis Precision Runway Monitor Program. It was adopted from the...PA 15250-7954. [3] Federal Aviation Regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations. [4] Owen, M.R., The Memphis Precision Runway Monitor

  17. Documentation for the CETACEA Database of Marine Mammal Literature References. Revision

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-06-01

    brevirostris (Owen 1866) BE5A Orcaella fluminalis Anderson 1871 BE5B Orcinus orca (Linnaeus) 1758 BE7A Pseudorca crassidens (Owen) .1846 BE9A...physiology 325 Respiration rate 857 Aquarium Captivity 193 Capture techniques 197 -- 35 -- CETACEA Database SUBJECT HEADINGS Array Acoustic analysis...Whistle 395 Callosities 165 RT Dermal hardening 285 Field marks 413 Individual identification 529 Picnmentation 233 Skin 373 Captive release 677 -- release

  18. 76 FR 27284 - Special Local Regulation; Partnership in Education, Dragon Boat Race; Maumee River, Toledo, OH

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    2011-05-11

    ... adjacent to the Owens Corning building at position 41 38'38.943'' N; 083 32'3.980'' W. The Captain of the... position 41 38'37.26'' N; 083 31'53.86'' W straight across the river to the shore adjacent to the Owens Corning building at position 41 38'38.943'' N; 083 32'3.980'' W. (DATUM: NAD 83). (b) Special...

  19. Earth observation taken by the Expedition 28 crew

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    2011-08-30

    ISS028-E-035137 (30 Aug. 2011) --- Owens Lake in California is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 28 crew member on the International Space Station. This photograph highlights the mostly dry bed of Owens Lake, located in the Owens River Valley between the Inyo Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. Shallow groundwater, springs, and seeps support minor wetlands and a central brine pool. Two bright red areas along the margins of the brine pool indicate the presence of halophilic, or salt-loving organisms known as Achaeans. Grey and white materials within the lake bed are exposed lakebed sediments and salt crusts. The towns of Olancha and Lone Pine are delineated by the presence of green vegetation indicating a more constant availability of water. According to scientists, the present-day Owens Lake was part of a much larger lake and river system that existed during the Pleistocene Epoch (approximately 3 million to approximately 12,000 years ago) along the current northeastern border of California with Nevada. Meltwater from alpine glaciers in the Sierra Nevada filled the regional valleys of the Basin and Range to form several glacial lakes that were ancestral to the now-dry lakebeds (or playas) of Owens, Searles Lake, and China Lake. While Searles and China Lakes dried out due to regional changes to a hotter and drier climate over thousands of years, Owens Lake became desiccated largely due to the diversion of Owens River water in the early 20th century to serve the needs of the City of Los Angeles, CA located 266 kilometers to the south. Following complete desiccation of the lakebed in 1926, significant amounts of windblown dust were produced ? indeed, the term ?Keeler fog? was coined by residents of the now largely abandoned town on the eastern side of Owens Lake due to the dust. In addition to adverse health effects on local residents, dust from Owens Lake has been linked to visibility reduction in nearby national parks, forests, and wilderness areas

  20. New Polymer Electrolyte Cell Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Smyrl, William H.; Owens, Boone B.; Mann, Kent; Pappenfus, T.; Henderson, W.

    2004-01-01

    PAPERS PUBLISHED: 1. Pappenfus, Ted M.; Henderson, Wesley A.; Owens, Boone B.; Mann, Kent R.; Smyrl, William H. Complexes of Lithium Imide Salts with Tetraglyme and Their Polyelectrolyte Composite Materials. Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2004), 15 1 (2), A209-A2 15. 2. Pappenfus, Ted M.; Henderson, Wesley A.; Owens, Boone B.; Mann, Kent R.; Smyrl, William H. Ionic-liquidlpolymer electrolyte composite materials for electrochemical device applications. Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (2003), 88 302. 3. Pappenfus, Ted R.; Henderson, Wesley A.; Owens, Boone B.; Mann, Kent R.; and Smyrl, William H. Ionic Conductivity of a poly(vinylpyridinium)/Silver Iodide Solid Polymer Electrolyte System. Solid State Ionics (in press 2004). 4. Pappenfus Ted M.; Mann, Kent R; Smyrl, William H. Polyelectrolyte Composite Materials with LiPFs and Tetraglyme. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, (2004), 7(8), A254.

  1. Rapid Conditioning for the Next Generation Melting System

    SciTech Connect

    Rue, David M.

    2015-06-17

    This report describes work on Rapid Conditioning for the Next Generation Melting System under US Department of Energy Contract DE-FC36-06GO16010. The project lead was the Gas Technology Institute (GTI). Partners included Owens Corning and Johns Manville. Cost share for this project was provided by NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), Owens Corning, Johns Manville, Owens Illinois, and the US natural gas industry through GTI’s SMP and UTD programs. The overreaching focus of this project was to study and develop rapid refining approaches for segmented glass manufacturing processes using high-intensity melters such as the submerged combustion melter. The objectives of this project were to 1) test and evaluate the most promising approaches to rapidly condition the homogeneous glass produced from the submerged combustion melter, and 2) to design a pilot-scale NGMS system for fiberglass recycle.

  2. Carbon isotopes in aquatic plants, Long Valley Caldera, California as records of past hydrothermal and magmatic activity

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reid, John B., Jr.; Reynolds, Jesse L.; Connolly, Nathan T.; Getz, Shari L.; Polissar, Pratigya J.; Winship, Lawrence J.; Hainsworth, Laura J.

    Hot and cold springs contribute “dead” (14C free) dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) to the Owens River and Hot Creek. Headwaters aquatic plants have modern 14C, but live plants downstream of the intracaldera springs are depleted in 14C, (as low as 19% modern, with apparent ages up to 13.3 kyrs). In an abandoned meander of the upper Owens River, preserved streambed plants are buried by 600 year old Inyo Craters pumice. Apparent 14C ages of these plants exceed true ages by ∼ 1100 years indicating that they also incorporated dead DIC as they grew. The preserved plants are downstream of Big Springs, whose elevated dead DIC may represent magmatic ‘CO2. The buried plants incorporated ∼10% dead carbon, although modern plants here have ∼50% dead carbon, suggesting that more magmatic CO2 is now entering the upper Owens River than at the time of the Inyo Craters eruptions 600 years ago.

  3. Sierra Nevada, California as seen from STS-59

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    This view is oriented with the snow-covered mountains (Sierra Nevada of California) in the upper right corner. Then Owens Valley runs along the top of the photograph to Owens Lake playa at top center. The upper end of Death Valley extends from right to left in the foreground, with the drainage running down to a playa of Stovepipe Wells in the left foreground. Geologists are studying microwave signatures of the different playa surfaces, and the coatings on alluvial fans that extend from mountain masses, to try to sort out the history of different climates in this formerly wet but now hyperarid region.

  4. A New Look for the Shopping Mall

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1985-01-01

    STRUCTO-FAB, a product of Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, is a lightweight but extremely durable tent-like material made of Fiberglas coated with Teflon. It transmits daylight with a reduced need for artificial lighting. It is an outgrowth of a material formulated by NASA in 1967 as a new space suit fabric. Owens-Corning and DuPont provided the original material, which was the basis for Structo-Fab, a permanent architectural fabric used for shopping malls, sports stadiums, etc.

  5. KSC-05pd2290

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2005-10-04

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the NASA Kennedy Space Center Training Auditorium, Major Jack Owens talks to employees during the kickoff presentation for the Combined Federal Campaign at the center. Owens is commanding officer of the Salvation Army in North and Central Brevard County in Florida. Other speakers included Janet Bryant, executive director and CEO of the American Red Cross, Brevard County Chapter and Rob Rains, president of United Way of Brevard. The campaign seeks voluntary donations from Federal civilian, postal and military workers during the campaign season to support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

  6. Sierra Nevada, California as seen from STS-59

    NASA Image and Video Library

    1994-04-14

    STS059-L09-162 (9-20 April 1994) --- Orient with the snow-covered mountains (Sierra Nevada of California) in the upper right corner. Then Owens Valley runs along the top of the photograph to Owens Lake playa at top center. The upper end of Death Valley extends from right to left in the foreground, with the drainage running down to a playa at Stovepipe Wells in the left foreground. Geologists are studying microwave signatures of the different playa surfaces, and the coatings on alluvial fans that extend from mountain masses, to try to sort out the history of different climates in this formerly wet but now hyperarid region.

  7. Outstanding student papers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Two presentations were named Outstanding Student Papers in the Geodesy Section at the 1993 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.Susan Owen was honored for her presentation “1990-1993 Surface Displacements on Kilauea Volcano Determined by GPS.” She is a Ph.D. student in the Geophysics department at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. She received a B.A. in Physics from Harvard-Radcliffe College. Owen's research involves working with GPS data from Kilauea Volcano. She is also interested in active tectonic, crustal deformation, and the earthquake process.

  8. Evaluation of Four Lubricants Using a Modified Federal Test Method 354 Test Procedure.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-12-01

    TEST METHOD 354 TEST PROCEDURE INTERIM REPORT AFLRL No. 122 By A. F. Montemayor E. C. Owens S. J. Lestz U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants Research...AFLRL No. 122 7. AUTHOR(S) A.F. Montemayor B. CONTRACT OR GRANT NUMBER(S) E.C. Owens DAAK70-80-C-0001 S.J. Lestz DAAK70-82-C-O001 9. PERFORMING...INST SAN ANTONIO TX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICA.. UNCLASSIFIED A F MONTEMAYOR ET AL. DEC 8i AFLRL-122 F/G 11/8 NL ’Ii rr. C. ..- i. 13;6L3. lii, Ii 1.2

  9. 75 FR 77869 - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Second List of Chemicals for Tier 1 Screening; Extension...

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    2010-12-14

    ... AGENCY Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Second List of Chemicals for Tier 1 Screening; Extension of... Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program's (EDSP) second list of chemicals for Tier 1 screening. This document... water, Endocrine disruptors, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 8, 2010. Stephen A. Owens, Assistant...

  10. 2012 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2012

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the winners of the 2012 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest. They are Naim Owens from Washington, DC, and Colissa Menke from Warrensburg, Missouri. The 2012 essay topic is "How do you feel CTE prepares individuals, including yourself, for a future career?"

  11. Perspectives on Innovative Delivery Systems to Meet School Staffing Needs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cady, Lillian; And Others

    An edited transcript of a symposium on inservice teacher education provides the viewpoints and experiences of six speakers. Dr. Emily Owens, Director of Teacher Education and Certification in the South Carolina Department of Education, discussed a South Carolina law (effective in July 1982) that has six minimum requirements for application for…

  12. Static and dynamic wetting measurements of single carbon nanotubes.

    PubMed

    Barber, Asa H; Cohen, Sidney R; Wagner, H Daniel

    2004-05-07

    Individual carbon nanotubes were immersed and removed from various organic liquids using atomic force microscopy. The carbon nanotube-liquid interactions could be monitored in situ, and accurate measurements of the contact angle between liquids and the nanotube surface were made. These wetting data were used to produce Owens and Wendt plots giving the dispersive and polar components of the nanotube surface.

  13. Repair of Nerve Cell Membrance Damage by Calcium-Dependent, Membrane-Binding Proteins

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-09-01

    2012). Protection of the Membrane Permeability Barrier by Annexins Carl E. Creutz,* Jaspreet K. Hira, Virginia E. Gee, and James M. Eaton...366. (65) Owen, J. S., Hutton , R. A., Day, R. C., Bruckdorfer, K. R., and McIntyre, N. (1981) Platelet lipid composition and platelet aggregation in

  14. Creating a Literate Society: College-Business-Community Partnerships.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zeiss, Tony, Ed.

    Brief descriptions are provided of 16 model literacy initiatives undertaken by community colleges in conjunction with local businesses or community groups. Following introductory comments by Barbara Bush, Tony Zeiss, H. James Owen, and Roy Romer, "Literacy: America's Great Deficit," by Earnestine Thomas-Wilson-Robertson and Tony Zeiss, reviews…

  15. Continuous lake-sediment records of glaciation in the Sierra Nevada between 52,600 and 12,500 14C yr B.P.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Benson, L.V.; May, Howard M.; Antweiler, R.C.; Brinton, T.I.; Kashgarian, Michaele; Smoot, J.P.; Lund, S.P.

    1998-01-01

    The chemistry of the carbonate-free clay-size fraction of Owens Lake sediments supports the use of total organic carbon and magnetic susceptibility as indicators of stadial-interstadial oscillations. Owens Lake records of total organic carbon, magnetic susceptibility, and chemical composition of the carbonate-free, clay-size fraction indicate that Tioga glaciation began ~24,500 and ended by ~13,600 14C yr B.P. Many of the components of glacial rock flour (e.g., TiO2, MnO, BaO) found in Owens Lake sediments achieved maximum values during the Tioga glaciation when valley glaciers reached their greatest extent. Total organic carbon and SiO2 (amorphous) concentrations reached minimum values during Tioga glaciation, resulting from decreases in productivity that accompanied the introduction of rock flour into the surface waters of Owens Lake. At least 20 stadial-interstadial oscillations occurred in the Sierra Nevada between 52,600 and 14,000 14C yr B.P. Total organic carbon data from a Pyramid Lake sediment core also indicate oscillations in glacier activity between >39,500 and ~13,600 14C yr B.P. Alpine glacier oscillations occurred on a frequency of ???1900 yr in both basins, suggesting that millennial-scale oscillations occurred in California and Nevada during most of the past 52,600 yr.

  16. Players and Thinkers and Learners

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Frye, Jonathan

    2012-01-01

    The stronghold that games have on our society has made it imperative that educators understand the impact that video games can have. Owens (2012) presented two frames for how the press discussed the popular game "Spore," which incorporates elements of science topics. One frame suggested that the game teaches children about intelligent design,…

  17. Surface Properties of PEMFC Gas Diffusion Layers

    SciTech Connect

    WoodIII, David L; Rulison, Christopher; Borup, Rodney

    2010-01-01

    The wetting properties of PEMFC Gas Diffusion Layers (GDLs) were quantified by surface characterization measurements and modeling of material properties. Single-fiber contact-angle and surface energy (both Zisman and Owens-Wendt) data of a wide spectrum of GDL types is presented to delineate the effects of hydrophobic post-processing treatments. Modeling of the basic sessile-drop contact angle demonstrates that this value only gives a fraction of the total picture of interfacial wetting physics. Polar forces are shown to contribute 10-20 less than dispersive forces to the composite wetting of GDLs. Internal water contact angles obtained from Owens-Wendt analysis were measured at 13-19 higher than their single-fiber counterparts. An inverse relationship was found between internal contact angle and both Owens-Wendt surface energy and % polarity of the GDL. The most sophisticated PEMFC mathematical models use either experimentally measured capillary pressures or the standard Young-Laplace capillary-pressure equation. Based on the results of the Owens-Wendt analysis, an advancement to the Young-Laplace equation is proposed for use in these mathematical models, which utilizes only solid surface energies and fractional surface coverage of fluoropolymer. Capillary constants for the spectrum of analyzed GDLs are presented for the same purpose.

  18. Press Conference - Skylab 3

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    1972-08-14

    S72-46699 (19 Jan. 1972) --- Prime crew members of the scheduled second Skylab mission are introduced to the media during a press conference in January 1972 at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). From left to right are astronauts Jack R. Lousma, pilot; Owen K. Garriott, science pilot, and Alan L. Bean, commander. Photo credit: NASA

  19. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTH. BOARD SIDING, ROOF SHINGLES, AND TOP ...

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    PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTH. BOARD SIDING, ROOF SHINGLES, AND TOP LAYER OF BOARD DECKING WERE INSTALLED IN 1995. - Cataract Falls Bridge, Spanning Mill Creek, bypassed section of CR 279 (Cataract Falls Unit of Leiber State Recreation Area), Cataract, Owen County, IN

  20. GPUs: An Emerging Platform for General-Purpose Computation

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    2007-08-01

    Supercomputing Conference 2004, 47. 3. Owens, J.; Luebke, D.; Govindaraju, N.; Harris , M.; Kruger, J.; Lefohn, A.; Purcell, T. A. Survey of General...COORDINATOR & DIRECTOR DOD DISTRIBUTED CENTER NCCOSC RDTE DIV D3603 L PARNELL 49590 LASSING ROAD SAN DIEGO CA 92152-6148 1 ASSOCIATE DIR

  1. Mstack: A Lightweight Cross-Platform Benchmark for Evaluating Co-Processing Technologies

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    2007-12-01

    1Owens, J. D.; Luebke, D.; Govindaraju, N.; Harris , M.; Krüger, J.; Lefohn, A. E.; Purcell, T. J. A... LASSING RD SAN DIEGO CA 92152-6148 1 UNIV OF TENNESSEE ASSOC DIR INNOVATIVE COMPUTING LAB CMPTR SCI DEPT S MOORE 1122 VOLUNTEER

  2. An Extended Prolog Architecture for Integrated Symbolic and Numerical Executions

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    1988-06-14

    clauses. The Data 10ur current experimental system is a Xenologic model X-1 [5) co-processor with a Sun 3/160 host. The X-1 is an improved, commercial...stimulating interactions with Professor William Kahan, Robert Owen of Bipolar Integrated Technology incoporated, the staff at Xenologic incoporated, and

  3. Measuring Success: Using Assessments and Accountability To Raise Student Achievement. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education Reform of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

    The Subcommittee on Education Reform of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce met to hear testimony on using assessments and accountability to raise student achievement. Statements were given by: (1) Major Owens, Congressman from New York; (2) Michael Castle, Congressman from Delaware, Committee Chairman; (3) Edward B. Rust, Jr.,…

  4. Proceedings: Conference on the Community/Junior College (Knoxville, Tennessee, April 25-26, 1974).

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    McCullough, K. Owen, Ed.

    Presented at the 1974 Community/Junior College Conference, the papers in this monograph examine issues related to institutional, program, staff, and student evaluation. After K. Owen McCullough's and Earl M. Ramer's prefatory remarks, Laura Bornholdt presents a typology of negative staff attitudes toward program and institutional evaluations;…

  5. Speech to Text: Today and Tomorrow. Proceedings of a Conference at Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C., September, 1988). GRI Monograh Series B, No. 2.

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    Harkins, Judith E., Ed.; Virvan, Barbara M., Ed.

    The conference proceedings contains 23 papers on telephone relay service, real-time captioning, and automatic speech recognition, and a glossary. The keynote address, by Representative Major R. Owens, examines current issues in federal legislation. Other papers have the following titles and authors: "Telephone Relay Service: Rationale and…

  6. How Early Child Care Affects Later Development. Science Briefs

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    National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "Science Briefs" summarize the findings and implications of a recent study in basic science or clinical research. This brief reports on the study "Are there Long-Term Effects of Early Child Care?" (J. Belsky, D. L. Vandell, M. Burchinal, K. A. Clarke-Stewart, K. McCartney, M. T. Owen, M. T., and The NICHD Early Child Care Research Network).…

  7. Assessing and Improving the Factorial Structures of the Computer Self-Efficacy Scale.

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    Moroz, Pauline A.; Nash, John B.

    The Computer Self-Efficacy Scale (CSE) developed by C. A. Murphy, D. Coover, and S. V. Owen (1989) is an instrument purported to assess computer-related competencies. Previous research into the factor structure of the CSE has yielded conflicting results. In this study, the scale was used to collect data from 216 graduate education students. A…

  8. Immunological Prevention of Spontaneous Mammary Carcinoma in Transgenic Mice

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    1999-08-01

    requires CD4+ T cells and Granulocyte/Macrophage colony-stimulating factor. JExp Med 6:133-143, 1998 13. Moore RJ, Owens DM, Stamp G, Arnott C, Burke F...requests should be sent: Piero Musiani G. d’Annunzio University Anatomia Patologica Ospedale S.S. Annunziata Via Valignani Tel +39-0871-358210 66100 CHIETI

  9. Stream-Groundwater Interactions Along Streams of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California: Implications for Assessing Potential Impacts of Flow Diversions

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    G. Mathias Kondolf

    1989-01-01

    One of the most fundamental hydrologic determinations to be made in assessing the probable impacts of flow diversions on riparian vegetation is whether flows are gaining or losing water to groundwater in the reach of interest. Flow measurements on eight streams in the Owens River and Mono Lake basins show that stream- groundwater interactions can produce substantial...

  10. 75 FR 11958 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Order Granting Approval of Proposed...

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    ... Rule Change To Modify the Fees for Listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market and the Fee for Written... on the Nasdaq Global and Nasdaq Global Select Markets, as well as the fee for written interpretations..., Commission, from Jesse W. Markham, Jr., Roger Myers, and Stephen Ryerson, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (writing...

  11. Double Jeopardy in the Interrogation Room for Youths with Mental Illness

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    Redlich, Allison D.

    2007-01-01

    Comments on the article by J. Owen-Kostelnik, N. D. Reppucci, and J. R. Meyer (see record 2006-05893-002) which reviewed the issues surrounding the police interrogation of minors. This commentary expands on the review by addressing the mental health status of youths who come into contact with police. It stems from two immutable facts: (a) The…

  12. 10. VIEW OF PORTIONS OF THE CONCRETE CAUSEWAY, THE IRON ...

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    10. VIEW OF PORTIONS OF THE CONCRETE CAUSEWAY, THE IRON BRIDGE AND STONE ABUTMENTS, TAKEN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. NOTE THE IRON BANDS PLACED ABOUT THE ABUTMENT CORNICE. - Freedom Bridge, Spanning West Fork of White River at County Road 590 South, Freedom, Owen County, IN

  13. Responsibility and Culpability in Apologies: Distinctive Uses of "Sorry" versus "I'm Sorry" in Apologizing

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    Fatigante, Marilena; Biassoni, Federica; Marazzini, Francesca; Diadori, Pierangela

    2016-01-01

    People identify apologies as unique types of actions as compared with kin-related moves, which remedy troubles or offenses, such as excuses and justifications (Goffman, 1971; Owen, 1983; Olshtain & Cohen, 1983; Sbisa, 1999). A feature of these apologies is the speaker's acknowledgment of personal responsibility for having caused trouble or…

  14. Design

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    Buchanan, Richard; Cross, Nigel; Durling, David; Nelson, Harold; Owen, Charles; Valtonen, Anna; Boling, Elizabeth; Gibbons, Andrew; Visscher-Voerman, Irene

    2013-01-01

    Scholars representing the field of design were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Richard Buchanan, Nigel Cross, David Durling, Harold Nelson, Charles Owen, and Anna Valtonen. Scholars…

  15. Topics on Distance Learning: Proceedings 2000 (Hammond, Indiana, June 6-7, 2000).

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    Purdue Univ., Hammond, IN. Calumet Campus.

    This proceedings of the 2000 Topics on Distance Learning conference contains summaries of the following presentations: "The ABC's of Distance Learning via Full Motion Video" (Liz Owens); "Assessing the Cost of Technology in Instruction Using an Economic Model" (Joseph Lovrinic); "Collaboration Lessons Learned from the…

  16. Instrumental texture characteristics of broiler pectoralis major with the woody breast condition

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    The objective was to characterize texture properties of raw and cooked broiler fillets (pectoralis major) with the woody breast condition (WBC) using instrumental texture techniques Meullenet-Owens Razor Shear (MORS) and texture profile analysis (TPA). Deboned (3 h postmortem) broiler fillets were c...

  17. Uncivil Speech: Invective and the Rhetorics of Democracy in the Early Republic

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    Engels, Jeremy

    2009-01-01

    Robert Owen's "Declaration of Mental Independence," declaimed on the Fourth of July, 1826, was one of the most ill-received speeches in the early Republic. The attendant controversy provides an opportunity to theorize invective's role in democratic culture. Invective was useful in the early Republic, and continues to be useful today, because it is…

  18. Open Space Conferences: A New Way of Working

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    Herrington, Neil

    2006-01-01

    Recent attendance at two events hosted at the Channel 4 Television Centre by "Policy Unplugged" (a group styling themselves as policy entrepreneurs) has converted the author to a style of working called the Open Space Conference. Created in the mid-1980s by organizational consultant Harrison Owen, Open Space conferences allow participants to…

  19. Information Technology in Education and Training (IT@EDU98). Proceedings, Session 1.

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    Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

    The first session of IT@EDU98 consisted of four papers and was chaired by Dong Thi Bich Thuy (University of Natural Sciences, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). "Technology for Learning: The Present and Future in the United States" (Thomas Owens, Carolyn Cohen) focuses on how technology is changing learning, looks at the most promising opportunities as…

  20. Skylab 3 crew images taken from television transmission

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    1973-09-19

    S73-34172 (August 1973) --- Scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, watches a drink container spinning and tumbling in zero-gravity during a science demonstration television transmission from the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. Garriott is in the Orbital Workshop (OWS). Photo credit: NASA

  1. STS-9 crewmembers gather around television monitor in Spacelab module

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    1983-11-28

    STS009-15-755 (28 Nov-8 Dec 1983) --- The lone television monitor in the Spacelab module is a popular item in this 35mm scene of all four science specialists on the 10-day STS-9 mission. Left to right are Robert A. R. Parker, Byron K. Lichtenberg, Owen K. Garriott and Ulf Merbold.

  2. GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING OF THE RAT KIDNEY FOLLOWING CHRONIC EXPOSURE (100 WKS) TO THE WATER DISINFECTANT BYPRODUCT AND RENAL CARCINOGEN, POTASSIUM BROMATE.

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    Gene expression profiling of the rat kidney following chronic exposure (100 wks) to the water
    disinfectant byproduct and renal carcinogen, potassium bromate.

    Don Delker, James Allen, Gail Nelson, Tanya Moore, Barbara Roop, Russell Owen, and Anthony DeAngelo. Environment...

  3. Values and Work Environment: Mapping 32 Occupations

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    Knafo, Ariel; Sagiv, Lilach

    2004-01-01

    The study addresses the relationship between values and occupations. Israeli workers (N = 652; mean age = 47; 43% male) in 32 occupations reported their values using the Portrait Value Questionnaire (Schwartz, Melech, Lehmann, Burgess, Harris, & Owens, 2001), and value scores were aggregated within occupations. Occupations were classified…

  4. Spectroscopic Observations of the Planets.

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    2007-11-02

    1997). "The Surfaces of Pluto and Charon" D. P. Cruikshank, T. L. Roush, J. M. Moore, M. V. Sykes, T. Owen, M. J. Bartholomew, R. H. Brown, K. A...Tryka. In Pluto and Charon, ed. D. J. Tholen and S. A. Stern (Tucson, Univ. of Arizona Press) p. 221-268 (1997) . "From Planetesimals to Planets

  5. Toon receives 2011 Roger Revelle Medal: Citation

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    Toohey, Darin

    2012-01-01

    Owen Brian Toon was awarded the 2011 Roger Revelle Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate, or related aspects of the Earth system.”

  6. Toon receives 2011 Roger Revelle Medal: Response

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    Toon, Owen Brian

    2012-01-01

    Owen Brian Toon was awarded the 2011 Roger Revelle Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate, or related aspects of the Earth system.”

  7. GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING OF THE RAT KIDNEY FOLLOWING CHRONIC EXPOSURE (100 WKS) TO THE WATER DISINFECTANT BYPRODUCT AND RENAL CARCINOGEN, POTASSIUM BROMATE.

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    Gene expression profiling of the rat kidney following chronic exposure (100 wks) to the water
    disinfectant byproduct and renal carcinogen, potassium bromate.

    Don Delker, James Allen, Gail Nelson, Tanya Moore, Barbara Roop, Russell Owen, and Anthony DeAngelo. Environment...

  8. Simulation of Thermal Stability and Friction: A Lubricant Confined Between Monolayers of Wear Inhibitors on Iron Oxide

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    2003-01-01

    Asahi Chemical, Avery Dennison , BP Chemical, Beckman Institute, Chevron Petroleum Technology Co., Chevron Chemical Co., Exxon, Owens Corning and Seiko...coating to the solid surfaces. This, in turn prevents formation of adhesive junctions, reduces frictional energy losses by acting as an interfacial layer

  9. 5. GENERAL VIEW OF ENTRANCE ROAD SHOWING WALKWAY TO ADMINISTRATIVE ...

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    5. GENERAL VIEW OF ENTRANCE ROAD SHOWING WALKWAY TO ADMINISTRATIVE SITE, INTERNAL POLICE POST AND MILITARY POLICE POST, LOOKING NORTHNORHTEAST. - Manzanar War Relocation Center, Owens Valley off U.S. Highway 395, 6 miles South of Independence, Independence, Inyo County, CA

  10. 6. GENERAL VIEW OF INTERNAL POLICE POST IN FOREGROUND AND ...

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    6. GENERAL VIEW OF INTERNAL POLICE POST IN FOREGROUND AND MILITARY POLICE POST IN BACKGROUND ALONG ENTRANCE ROAD, LOOKING NORTHEAST - Manzanar War Relocation Center, Owens Valley off U.S. Highway 395, 6 miles South of Independence, Independence, Inyo County, CA

  11. The Impact of Moisture on Mountain Waves During T-REX

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    2009-11-01

    plays a crucial role in forcing the low- level flow into the downslope windstorm regime and provides a pathway to the foehn . The interaction be- tween a...Mountains, consistent with strong leeside descent. Foehn clearing over Owens Valley is evident for IOP-5, -6c, and -12, indicative of flow descent over the

  12. Protective Clothing

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    1981-01-01

    Beta Glass material, originating from the Apollo program is supplied to Fyrepel by Owens-Corning and incorporated into Fyrepel's Fyretex and Beta-Mex aluminized fabrics. Fabrics are used in fire entry suits, several other types of protective suits for wear in hot industrial environments and such accessory items as heat-reflecting curtains for industrial applications.

  13. The Importance of Literacy. Hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session (Washington, DC, September 26, 2000).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

    A hearing was held on Tuesday, September 26, 2000, by the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and the Workforce, Washington, DC, on the importance of literacy. The following U.S. Representatives were present: Goodling, Roukema, Schaffer, Hilleary, Ehlers, Fletcher, Isakson, Kildee, Owens, Payne, Scott, Hinojosa, McCarthy, Kind,…

  14. The Media Gospel.

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    Christians, Clifford G.; Fortner, Robert S.

    1981-01-01

    Examines four recent books on the religious media: Ben Armstrong's "The Electric Church," James F. Engel's "Contemporary Christian Communications: Its Theory and Practice," Malcolm Muggeridge's "Christ and the Media," and Virginia Stem Owens'"The Total Image: or Selling Jesus in the Modern Age." Evaluates…

  15. Issues in Estimating Program Effects and Studying Implementation in Large-Scale Educational Experiments: The Case of a Connected Classroom Technology Program

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    Shin, Hye Sook

    2009-01-01

    Using data from a nationwide, large-scale experimental study of the effects of a connected classroom technology on student learning in algebra (Owens et al., 2004), this dissertation focuses on challenges that can arise in estimating treatment effects in educational field experiments when samples are highly heterogeneous in terms of various…

  16. Fire Service Emergency Management Handbook

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    1985-01-01

    standards as a starting point for the goal setting process in your conmmunity. The remainder of this section provides sug- gestions and materials to...Box 3296 Pago Pago , American Samoa 96799 011-684-633-2331 Arizona Col. Richard Colson Maj. Gen. Donald L. Owens IX Director, Arizona Division The

  17. Seakeeping Analysis of Small Displacement High-Speed Vessels

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    2003-03-01

    72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 VI. LIST OF REFERENCES [1] Kennell, Colen. Design ... trends in High-Speed Transport. Marine Technology, Vol. 35, No. 3, July 1998, pp.127-134. [2] Ritter, Owen K., Templeman, Michael T. High-Speed

  18. The Journal of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching.

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    Schuster, Donald, Ed.

    1978-01-01

    The following articles are included in these proceedings: (1) "Teaching Remedial Reading with SALT," by Jean Taylor; (2) "Commentary to the 'Cinematographic Report,'" by Joseph Goldin; (3) "Interpretations of the Lozanov Method," by W. Jane Bancroft; (4) "Is a Little SALT a Dangerous Thing?" by Owen L.…

  19. What Do We Expect of Education? Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the Australian College of Education (24th, Sydney, Australia, May 15-20, 1983).

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    Philps, R., Ed.; Shannon, A. G., Ed.

    This book contains papers presented at a conference on educational promise, performance, and expectations. Papers included in this volume are: (1) "Education in Australia: We Get What We Deserve" (S. Ball); (2) "The Size and Scale: What is Expected" (J. G. Owen); (3) "The Search for Educational Quality and Equality: A U.…

  20. Environmental Impact Study of the Elm Fork Region of the Trinity River.

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    1972-04-14

    copei Simpson, Cope*s tapir forik5 olilutnsis Gnielin. eastern itra giuire £us contwrsideus (Owen), Mtexicant ass SVperfwhhkals iece~e~s (Nlitchtill...lutrensis ( Baird and Girard) - red shiner Notropis atrocaudalus Everman - blackspot shiner Pimephales vigilax ( Baird and Girard) - bullhead minnow...Fundulus notatus (Rafinesque) - blackstripe topniinnow Gambusia affinis ( Baird and Girard) - mosquitofish Menidia audens Hay - Mississippi silverside

  1. A Commentary on "Integrated Reporting: A Review of Developments and Their Implications for the Accounting Curriculum"

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    Correa Ruiz, Carmen

    2013-01-01

    In this commentary, Correa Ruiz notes that from his analysis, Owen (2013) identified the essential elements to be included in a modern professional accounting curriculum, described how Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has embedded "Integrated Reporting" in its curriculum, and discussed future curriculum development,…

  2. The Journal of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching.

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    Schuster, Donald, Ed.

    1978-01-01

    The following articles are included in these proceedings: (1) "Teaching Remedial Reading with SALT," by Jean Taylor; (2) "Commentary to the 'Cinematographic Report,'" by Joseph Goldin; (3) "Interpretations of the Lozanov Method," by W. Jane Bancroft; (4) "Is a Little SALT a Dangerous Thing?" by Owen L.…

  3. The Chicago Landscape of Career and Technical Education. Feature on Research and Leadership. Vol. 2, No. 1

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    Owens, Devean R.; Welton, Anjalé D.

    2016-01-01

    In this brief, Owens and Welton provide an introductory overview of career and technical education (CTE) programs in both Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). They report that the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago in particular, have some of the highest unemployment rates in the country for youth ages 16 to…

  4. Practices of Low-Income Families in Feeding Infants and Small Children, With Particular Attention to Cultural Subgroups.

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    Fomon, Samuel J., Ed.; Anderson, Thomas A., Ed.

    The contents of this document include the following papers, each followed by a discussion amongst workshop participants: "Nutritional Studies on United States Preschool Children: Dietary Intakes and Practices of Food Procurement, Preparation, and Consumption, "Kathryn M. Kram and George M. Owen; "Food and Nutrition Intake of Children from Birth to…

  5. 75 FR 34172 - Rexam Closure Systems, Inc., a Subsidiary of Rexam PLC, Including On-Site Leased Workers From...

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    2010-06-16

    ... Unemployment Insurance (UI) Wages Are Paid Through Owens Illinois Manufacturing, Hamlet, NC; Amended... workers of Rexam Closure Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Rexam PLC, Hamlet, North Carolina. The notice was... from Olston Staffing were employed on-site at the Hamlet, North Carolina location of Rexam Closure...

  6. 75 FR 28655 - Rexam Closure Systems, Inc. a Subsidiary of Rexam PLC Including On-Site Leased Workers From...

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    ...) Wages Are Paid Through Owens Illinois Manufacturing Hamlet, NC; Amended Certification Regarding... Closure Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Rexam PLC, Hamlet, North Carolina. The notice was published in the..., Hamlet, North Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 10...

  7. Outer Solar System Nomenclature

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    Owen, Tobias C.; Grant, John (Technical Monitor)

    2003-01-01

    This grant has supported work by T. Owen and B. A. Smith on planetary and satellite nomenclature, carried out under the general auspices of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The IAU maintains a Working Group on Planetary and Satellite Nomenclature (WGPSN) whose current chair is Prof.Kaare Aksnes of the Rosseland Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Oslo, Norway. Both Owen and Smith are members of the WGPSN; Owen as chair of the Outer Solar System Task Group, and Smith as chair of the Mars Task Group. The major activity during the last grant period (2002) was the approval of several new names for features on Mars by Smith's group and features on Jovian satellites plus new names for satellites of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus by Owen's group. Much of this work was accomplished by e-mail exchanges, but the new nomenclature was formally discussed and approved at a meeting of the WGPSN held in conjunction with the Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Birmingham, Alabama in October 2002.

  8. Libraries and the Search for Academic Excellence. Proceedings of the Arden House Symposium (New York, New York, March 15-17, 1987).

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    1987

    In the introductory paper Patricia Senn Breivik provides background information on and an overview of a national symposium. This introduction is followed by the full text of nine papers presented at the symposium: (1) "The Academic Library and Education for Leadership" (Major R. Owens, U.S. House of Representatives); (2) "Academic…

  9. Raising Critical Issues in the Analysis of Gender and Science in Children's Literature

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    Martin, Sonya N.; Siry, Christina A.

    2009-01-01

    Trevor Owens' paper provides a critique of the role of gender and authority in selected children's books that presented biographies of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. In the context of discussing Trevor's (2009) article about children's literature, this forum explores issues related to the (a) representation and construction of gender, science,…

  10. 75 FR 7522 - Peer Review, Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Request for the Office of Management and...

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    ...-2009-0042, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-2625, 200... Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200... respondents to complete Tier 1 for ``influential scientific assessments;'' and 1 hour for respondents...

  11. Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 1993-1994.

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    Stickel, George W., Ed.; Owen, David B., Ed.

    These proceedings are composed of papers presented at the 1993 and 1994 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society. The collection is divided into four parts. Part 1 includes: "Failure, Philosophy of Education, and the Music of the Spheres" (David B. Owen); "What Has Philosophy of Education Come To?"…

  12. Hearings on Reauthorization of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). Hearings before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (March 17-18, 1992).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    At the core of a world-class system of delivery of educational services, there must be a comprehensive process for continual transmission of the best that knowledge synthesis and new experimentation can offer for utilization procedures and practices. This idea was expressed by Representative Major R. Owens, committee chairman, in his opening…

  13. Good Governance Connects Science and Society

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    Hurlbut, J. Benjamin; Robert, Jason Scott

    2012-01-01

    Owen-Smith et al. (this issue) answer the question about expanding funding for human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) research decisively and emphatically. They conclude that the U.S. federal government should expand funding in volume and scope, and stabilize it through regularity. According to Hurlbut and Robert, If the clear goal of policy should…

  14. Good Governance Connects Science and Society

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    Hurlbut, J. Benjamin; Robert, Jason Scott

    2012-01-01

    Owen-Smith et al. (this issue) answer the question about expanding funding for human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) research decisively and emphatically. They conclude that the U.S. federal government should expand funding in volume and scope, and stabilize it through regularity. According to Hurlbut and Robert, If the clear goal of policy should…

  15. Some Properties of a Bayesian Adaptive Ability Testing Strategy.

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    McBride, James R.; Weiss, David J.

    Four monte carlo simulation studies of Owen's Bayesian sequential procedure for adaptive mental testing were conducted. Whereas previous simulation studies of this procedure have concentrated on evaluating it in terms of the correlation of its test scores with simulated ability in a normal population, these four studies explored a number of…

  16. The Writing Notebook: Creative Word Processing in the Classroom--November/December 1986, January/February 1987, and April/May 1987.

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    Franklin, Sharon, Ed.; Madian, Jon, Ed.

    1986-01-01

    Produced using a Macintosh Plus and LaserWriter Printer, these journals present articles relating to word processing in the classroom. Articles and their authors for the November/December 1986 issue include: "Computer Assisted Instruction: Western Europe" (Owen and Irene Thomas); "FrEd Writing" (B. Fleury); "Writing Up a…

  17. Renovating To Meet ADA Standards.

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    Huber, Judy; Jones, Garry

    2003-01-01

    Using the examples of Owen D. Young School in Van Hornesville, New York, and the Tonawanda City school district in Buffalo, New York, describes how school planners should take the accessibility standards mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into account when renovating. (EV)

  18. Proceedings: Conference on the Community/Junior College (Knoxville, Tennessee, April 25-26, 1974).

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    McCullough, K. Owen, Ed.

    Presented at the 1974 Community/Junior College Conference, the papers in this monograph examine issues related to institutional, program, staff, and student evaluation. After K. Owen McCullough's and Earl M. Ramer's prefatory remarks, Laura Bornholdt presents a typology of negative staff attitudes toward program and institutional evaluations;…

  19. Collaboration, Community and Collective Intelligence Will Eclipse the Cartography of Collision

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    Dellit, Jillian

    2003-01-01

    This article is a response to "Mapping educational research and its impact on Australian schools," Chapter 2 of The Impact of Educational Research, in which researchers Allyson Holbrook, John Ainley, Sid Bourke, John Owen, Philip McKenzie, Sebastian Mission and Trevor Johnson report on their Commonwealth Education Department commissioned…

  20. Teacher-School Board Negotiations: A Bibliography.

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    Robertson, Neville L.

    This 715-item bibliography on teacher-school board negotiations updates the earlier bibliography by Owen G. Arnold and John Gordon Taylor published by Phi Delta Kappa in 1967. This revision contains more than double the number of items which appeared in the earlier publication, indicating the expansion of the field. Items cited, dating from 1956…

  1. Evolving Recurrent Perceptrons for Time-Series Modeling

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    1994-01-01

    PtEIDit ON THE MAaCY-G.A EQUAT1Ow [31 L J. Fogel, A. J. Owens. and M. J. Walsh, Artficial Intelligence Through Simulated Evolution. John Wiley & Sons...Annual Cor(. on Evolutionary Programiraing. San Diego. 1993. (341 D. B. Fogel. "Evolving Artificial Intelligence ." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of

  2. EXPRESSING SUPPLY LIMITATION IN SAND SALTATION

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    Saltation-driven sandblasting is the most effective producer of windblown dust. Modeling of wind-blown dust emissions requires an efficient parameterization of sand flux in the saltating mode. According to the theory of P. R. Owen the horizontal mass flux of saltating uniform p...

  3. Effects of Estimation Bias on Multiple-Category Classification with an IRT-Based Adaptive Classification Procedure

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    Yang, Xiangdong; Poggio, John C.; Glasnapp, Douglas R.

    2006-01-01

    The effects of five ability estimators, that is, maximum likelihood estimator, weighted likelihood estimator, maximum a posteriori, expected a posteriori, and Owen's sequential estimator, on the performances of the item response theory-based adaptive classification procedure on multiple categories were studied via simulations. The following…

  4. Affirmative Action: The Answer to Discrimination? An AEI Round Table Held on May 28, 1975.

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    Winter, Ralph K.; And Others

    The participants in this discussion in addition to Ralph Winter, the moderator, include Owen Fiss and Richard Posner, professors of law; Vera Glaser and William Raspberry, newspaper columnists; and Paul Seabury, professor of political science. These specialists address various legal, ethical and practical issues related to the elimination of…

  5. 78 FR 32441 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    ..., 505 Barnes, Alva, 13000395 OREGON Marion County Moser, Joseph Henry, Barn, 507 S. 3rd St., Silverton, 13000396 Soderberg, Peter and Bertha, House, (Silverton, Oregon, and Its Environs MPS), 1106 Pine St., Silverton, 13000397 SOUTH CAROLINA Richland County Owen Building, 1321 Lady St., Columbia, 13000398...

  6. The Influence of School Culture, School Goals, and Teacher Collaboration on Teachers' Attitudes toward Their Professional Development Plans

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    Sullivan, Laurie J.

    2010-01-01

    The Professional Development Plan (PDP) is a specific professional development model situated within the teacher evaluation system being implemented in the Owen Public Schools (pseudonym). The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of school culture, school goals, and teacher collaboration on teachers' attitudes toward their…

  7. Cross-Validation of a Recently Published Equation Predicting Energy Expenditure to Run or Walk a Mile in Normal-Weight and Overweight Adults

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    Morris, Cody E.; Owens, Scott G.; Waddell, Dwight E.; Bass, Martha A.; Bentley, John P.; Loftin, Mark

    2014-01-01

    An equation published by Loftin, Waddell, Robinson, and Owens (2010) was cross-validated using ten normal-weight walkers, ten overweight walkers, and ten distance runners. Energy expenditure was measured at preferred walking (normal-weight walker and overweight walkers) or running pace (distance runners) for 5 min and corrected to a mile. Energy…

  8. System Study and Design of Broad-Band U-Slot Microstrip Patch Antennas for Aperstructures and Opportunistic Arrays

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    2005-12-01

    Professor Michael Melich Wayne E. Meyer Institute of System Engineering Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California 9. Professor Rodney Johnson ... Johnson , “Antenna Engineering Handbook,” 3rd edition, McGraw Hill, New York, 1993. [25] R. P. Owens, “Accurate Analytical Determination of Quasistatic

  9. Astronauts Garriott and Merbold monitoring experiemnts in Spacelab

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    1983-01-01

    Mission specialist Owen K. Garriott, left, and Ulf Merbold, payload specialist, take a break from monitoring experimentation aboard Spacelab to be photographed. Dr. Garriott, holds in his left hand a data/log book for the solar spectrum experiment. Dr. Merbold, holds a map in his left hand for the monitoring of ground objectives of the metric camera.

  10. Fate of combat nerve injury

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    2012-11-01

    Exoskeletal Orthosis are promising, even in patients complicated by the presence of a foot drop (0/5 motor strength to the peroneal nerve), allowing them...after limb salvage. J Trauma. 2011;71:S120 S124. 32. Patzkowski JC, Blanck RV, Owens JG, et al. Can an ankle-foot orthosis change hearts and minds? J

  11. Reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (April 23, 1987).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    This document presents witness testimony and prepared statements from the second of three hearings conducted as part of the reauthorization process for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. In his opening statement, Representative Major Owens poses questions to be answered in the hearing.…

  12. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (85th, Miami, Florida, August 5-8, 2002). Minorities and Communication Division.

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    2002

    The Minorities and Communication Division of the proceedings contains the following 7 papers: "The Race Card and Ethical Reasoning: The Importance of Race to Journalistic Decision Making" (Renita Coleman); "Jesse Owens, A Black Pearl Amidst an Ocean of Fury: A Case Study of Press Coverage on The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games"…

  13. Vice President Bush visits ESA Astronauts at KSC for Spacelab dedication

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    1982-01-01

    View of Vice President George Bush (center) visiting Astronauts Owen Garriot (left) and Wubbo Ockels of the Netherlands inside the Spacelab after the dedication ceremony in the Kennedy Space Center's Operations and Checkout (O and C) building. The NASA Headquarters alternative photo number is NASA 82-HC-64.

  14. The beginnings of seismology in North America

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    1979-01-01

    The study of earthquakes advanced somewhat more slowly in North America than it did in Europe and Japan. J.D. Whitney, professor of geology at Harvard University and former State Geologist of California, studied the Owens Valley, Calif., earthquake of 1872 and reported on it that same year.

  15. GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9 TEST - ASTRONAUT BEAN, ALAN - KSC

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    1973-08-14

    S73-31973 (August 1973) --- Scientist-astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, looks at a map of Earth at the food table in the ward room of the Orbital Workshop (OWS). In this photographic reproduction taken from a television transmission made by a color TV camera aboard the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. Photo credit: NASA

  16. Development of a Nanotechnology Platform for Prostate Cancer Gene Therapy

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    2011-07-01

    to Bedside: Tom Redelmeier of Northern Lipids Inc., David Owen of Starpharma, Derek O’Hagan of Novartis, Sonke Svenson of Cerulean Pharma Inc...K. Altendorf, Bafilomycins: a class of inhibitors of membrane ATPases from microorganisms, animal cells, and plant cells, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U

  17. 6. AN IMAGE OF THE WEST PORTAL OF THE BRIDGE, ...

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

    6. AN IMAGE OF THE WEST PORTAL OF THE BRIDGE, TAKEN FROM AN ELEVATED POSITION, SHOWING THE RURAL QUALITY OF THE RIVER SCENE AND ITS BANKS. - Freedom Bridge, Spanning West Fork of White River at County Road 590 South, Freedom, Owen County, IN

  18. Portrait of STS-9 crew in the Spacelab

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    1983-11-28

    STS009-126-441 (28 Nov 1983) --- The six crewmembers of STS-9 position themselves in a star bust-like cluster in the aft end cone of Spacelab aboard the Shuttle Columbia. Clockwise, beginning with John W. Young, are Ulf Merbold, Owen K. Garriott, Brewster H. Shaw, Jr., Byron M. Lichtenberg and Robert A.R. Parker.

  19. Field Hearing on Violence in Our Nation's Schools. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives. One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (Bronx, New York, May 4, 1992).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    This document presents the text of a hearing on violence in U.S. schools. Opening statements and remarks by Representatives Jose E. Serrano , Nita M. Lowey, and Major R. Owens are presented. Serrano's opening statement notes that the focus of the hearing is on the roots and probable causes of violence; prevention through teaching of alternate…

  20. 78 FR 26103 - Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and...

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    ... District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822. Written comments on the Sponsor's request ] must be delivered or mailed to: Richard Owen, Program Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822-5024. FOR FURTHER...

  1. Raising Critical Issues in the Analysis of Gender and Science in Children's Literature

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    Martin, Sonya N.; Siry, Christina A.

    2009-01-01

    Trevor Owens' paper provides a critique of the role of gender and authority in selected children's books that presented biographies of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. In the context of discussing Trevor's (2009) article about children's literature, this forum explores issues related to the (a) representation and construction of gender, science,…

  2. Predicting Work Activities with Divergent Thinking Tests: A Longitudinal Study

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    Clapham, Maria M.; Cowdery, Edwina M.; King, Kelly E.; Montang, Melissa A.

    2005-01-01

    This study examined whether divergent thinking test scores obtained from engineering students during college predicted creative work activities fifteen years later. Results showed that a subscore of the "Owens Creativity Test", which assesses divergent thinking about mechanical objects, correlated significantly with self-ratings of…

  3. Proceedings of the Annual Linguistics Conference (2nd, Irbid, Jordan, April 1983).

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    Owens, Jonathan, Comp.; Abu-Salim, Issam, Comp.

    A collection of conference papers includes: "More on Arabic Vowel Harmony: A Metrical-Suprasegmental Approach" (Issam Abu-Salim); "The Phonological Assimilation of Borrowing" (Saleh Suleiman); "On Getting a Head: A Problem in Dependency Grammar" (Jonathan Owens); "Negation in Jordanian Arabic: A Developmental…

  4. Affirmative Action: The Answer to Discrimination? An AEI Round Table Held on May 28, 1975.

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    Winter, Ralph K.; And Others

    The participants in this discussion in addition to Ralph Winter, the moderator, include Owen Fiss and Richard Posner, professors of law; Vera Glaser and William Raspberry, newspaper columnists; and Paul Seabury, professor of political science. These specialists address various legal, ethical and practical issues related to the elimination of…

  5. Britain's Training Deficit. The Centre for Economic Performance Report.

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    Layard, Richard, Ed.; And Others

    This book contains 12 papers that were produced as a result of a seminar program on selected issues central to the debate over job training in Great Britain. The first paper, "Why We Need a Training Reform Act" (Richard Layard, Ken Mayhew, Geoffrey Owen), examines existing deficiencies in vocational education and training in Britain and…

  6. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (Chicago, Illinois, November 13-14, 1987 and November 11-12, 1988).

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    Dennis, Lawrence J., Ed.

    Proceedings of two conferences of a society of specialists in the philosophy of education are contained in this document. Seven papers are included from the 1987 conference program. They are: (1) "Conversation and Character: Teachable Moments in Plato's 'Republic'" (D. B. Owen); (2) "In Praise of the Philosophy of Liberal Education" (A. M.…

  7. The alteration of rhyolite in CO2 charged water at 200 and 350°C: The unreactivity of CO2 at higher temperature

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    Bischoff, James L.; Rosenbauer, Robert J.

    1996-01-01

    These observations also offer a possible explanation for the change in chemical sediments from chloride-dominated to bicarbonate-dominated salts found in the stratigraphic section at Searles Lake, California, the terminus of the Owens River which derives its dissolved load from hot springs of the Long Valley caldera.

  8. Measuring the Ability to Care in Pre-Service Teachers

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    Gutshall, C. Anne

    2011-01-01

    Relationships matter in successful teaching and in particular, the ability to care appears to be a key component of successful teacher-student relationships (Stronge, 2007; Wentzel, 1992; Agne, 1992; Owens & Ennis, 2005). Borrowing from the extensive research involving student and practicing nurses and health professionals on the development…

  9. Synthesis and Characterization of a New Class of Thermosetting Resins: Allyl and Propargyl Substituted Cyclopentadiene Derivatives

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    1994-07-15

    from Fisher or Aldrich. AS-4 unsized carbon fibers were donated by Hercules Chemical Company and vinyl silane treated glass fibers were donated by Owens ... Corning Fiberglass Company. Composites were made using a mold that gave samples 60 mm long and 12.7 mm wide with variable thickness. Cure analysis

  10. Initial Design and Stress Analysis of a Composite (FRP) Roadwheel for the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank

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    1984-03-01

    resins give good compromise between temperature capability, toughness, cost, and ease of processing. The glass material provisionally selected is Owens ... Corning Type 30,432 E-glass, although equivalent products are available fran other suppliers. Mechanical property testing was carried out on ;,a

  11. Flexural Testing of Steel Wire Composite Beams Made with Hardwire (trademark) Unidirectional Tape

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    2003-11-18

    Hardwire to carbon fabric in the panels was 85%/15% respectively. The 3XSF Hardwire/fiberglass specimens were made with a 675 yield Type 30 Owens ... Corning glass fiber incorporated into the steel wire cord as shown in Figure 3 in a proprietary co-mingling operation in the cord making process. Ply by

  12. Climbing the Value Chain: A Case Study in Rethinking the Corporate Library Function and Developing High Performance Teams.

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    Lemon, Nancy; Blinn, Carla K.

    1996-01-01

    In response to marketplace and organizational changes, Owens Corning Corporate Library developed a strategic plan to secure its function within the organization. Describes outsourcing transactional services, creating an Intranet/Internet tool for users, redefining the library as a knowledge resource center, and achieving team commitment. A sidebar…

  13. Astronaut Jack Lousma participates in EVA to deploy twin pole solar shield

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    1973-01-01

    Astronaut Jack R. Lousma, Skylab 3 pilot, participates in the August 6, 1973 extravehicular activity (EVA) during which he and Astronauts Owen K. Garriott, science pilot, deployed the twin pole solar shield to help shade the Orbital Workshop (OWS). Note the reflection of the Apollo Telescope Mount and the Earth in Lousma's helmet visor.

  14. Astronaut Jack Lousma participates in EVA to deploy twin pole solar shield

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    1973-01-01

    Astronaut Jack R. Lousma, Skylab 3 pilot, participates in the August 6, 1973 extravehicular activity (EVA) during which he and Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot, deployed the twin pole solar shield to help shade the Orbital Workshop (OWS). Note the striking reflection of the Earth in Lousma's helmet visor.

  15. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (Chicago, Illinois, November 13-14, 1987 and November 11-12, 1988).

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    Dennis, Lawrence J., Ed.

    Proceedings of two conferences of a society of specialists in the philosophy of education are contained in this document. Seven papers are included from the 1987 conference program. They are: (1) "Conversation and Character: Teachable Moments in Plato's 'Republic'" (D. B. Owen); (2) "In Praise of the Philosophy of Liberal Education" (A. M.…

  16. Officership and the Profession: A Selected Bibliography

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    2010-08-23

    added U.S. Army War College Library call numbers, Internet addresses, or database links at the end of each entry. Web sites were accessed August 2010...and Civilian Society? Some Evidence, 1976-96." International Security 23, no. 3 (Winter 1998-1999): 5-42. JSTOR 9 Owens, Mackubin Thomas. "Rumsfeld

  17. DEVELOPMENT OF MOLECULAR MARKERS OF RESPONSE TO ASSESS THE SENSITIVITY OF CHILDREN TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS

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    Development of Molecular Markers of Response to Assess the Sensitivity of Children to Environmental Chemicals

    J.Allen, C. Blackman, M. Blaze, D. Delker, D. DeMarini, C. Doerr, R. Grindstaff, S.
    Hester, C. Jones, A. Kligerman, G. Knapp, M. Kohan, C. Nelson, R. Owen, J. P...

  18. The Relationship between Gifted and General Secondary School Students' Perceptions of the Classroom Quality and Their Mathematics Achievement in China

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    Yang, Yang

    2012-01-01

    Investigating students' perceptions of their classroom environment is one of the ways researchers and educators can effectively determine what factors may benefit students' learning. Student Perceptions of Classroom Quality (SPOCQ; Gentry & Owen, 2004) was used with a group of Chinese gifted and general secondary students in the study. SPOCQ…

  19. Identity Management Task Force Report 2008

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    2008-01-01

    Lisa Swan, DOD Angelika Sweitzer, IRS Rick Therrien , IRS Richard Thompson, DOT Jacy Thurmond, SSA Owen Unangst, USDA C-1 Annex C...Agriculture Department of Defense Andre van Tilborg Department of Commerce Joel Harris Department of Energy Ray Orbach Department of Education

  20. Educating the Disadvantaged, 1971-1972: An AMS Anthology.

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    Flaxman, Erwin, Ed.

    The articles in this collection are organized in four sections. Part I, "Equal Educational Opportunity," comprises five essays: "Inequality of Opportunity for Higher Education," W. H. Sewell; "Community Colleges and Social Stratification," J. Karabel; "The Distribution of Educational Resources in Large American Cities," J. D. Owen; "The Schools…

  1. Effects of Estimation Bias on Multiple-Category Classification with an IRT-Based Adaptive Classification Procedure

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    Yang, Xiangdong; Poggio, John C.; Glasnapp, Douglas R.

    2006-01-01

    The effects of five ability estimators, that is, maximum likelihood estimator, weighted likelihood estimator, maximum a posteriori, expected a posteriori, and Owen's sequential estimator, on the performances of the item response theory-based adaptive classification procedure on multiple categories were studied via simulations. The following…

  2. Co-Constructing Space for Literacy and Identity Work with LGBTQ Youth

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    Blackburn, Mollie V.

    2005-01-01

    Young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), or are perceived as such, often suffer from neglect and abuse in schools. School personnel typically ignore the issues of LGBT youth in the academic curriculum and in extracurricular activities (Gray, 1999; Owens, 1998). Youth perceived as LGBT are often called derogatory…

  3. Double Jeopardy in the Interrogation Room for Youths with Mental Illness

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    Redlich, Allison D.

    2007-01-01

    Comments on the article by J. Owen-Kostelnik, N. D. Reppucci, and J. R. Meyer (see record 2006-05893-002) which reviewed the issues surrounding the police interrogation of minors. This commentary expands on the review by addressing the mental health status of youths who come into contact with police. It stems from two immutable facts: (a) The…

  4. Issues in Estimating Program Effects and Studying Implementation in Large-Scale Educational Experiments: The Case of a Connected Classroom Technology Program

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    Shin, Hye Sook

    2009-01-01

    Using data from a nationwide, large-scale experimental study of the effects of a connected classroom technology on student learning in algebra (Owens et al., 2004), this dissertation focuses on challenges that can arise in estimating treatment effects in educational field experiments when samples are highly heterogeneous in terms of various…

  5. ECS Law & Education Center Footnotes. No. 5.

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    Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Law and Education Center.

    To help public schools minimize litigation, this newsletter recommends constitutional and legal training for public school officials and examines relevant court cases involving school official liability, intelligence tests, and religion in the schools. According to the authors, the Maine v. Thiboutot and Owen v. City of Independence cases…

  6. Electroantennography of silk flies, a crucial step for semiochemical investigations

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    Abstract Electroantennography of silk flies, a crucial step for semiochemical investigations D. Owens1, G. Nuessly1, P. E. Kendra2, D. Seal3, T. Colquhoun4, and D. Hahn4 1University of Florida, Belle Glade, FL 2USDA-ARS, Miami, FL 3University of Florida, Homestead, FL 4University of Florida, Gaines...

  7. Effect of the wooden breast condition on shear force and texture profile analysis of raw and cooked broiler pectoralis major

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    The objective was to characterize texture properties of raw and cooked broiler fillets (Pectoralis major) with the wooden breast condition (WBC) using the instrumental texture techniques of Meullenet-Owens Razor Shear (MORS) and Texture Profile Analysis (TPA). Deboned (3 h post-mortem) broiler fille...

  8. High-Speed Sealift Technology. Volume 1

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    1998-09-01

    Engineering Directorate Technology Projection Report HIGH-SPEED SEALIFT TECHNOLOGY Volume 1 BY OWEN K. RITTER MICHAEL T. TEMPLEMAN...7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Naval Surface Warfare Center,Carderock Division,Total Ship Systems Engineering Directorate...11 3.4.3.2 Diesel Engines

  9. How Early Child Care Affects Later Development. Science Briefs

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    National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "Science Briefs" summarize the findings and implications of a recent study in basic science or clinical research. This brief reports on the study "Are there Long-Term Effects of Early Child Care?" (J. Belsky, D. L. Vandell, M. Burchinal, K. A. Clarke-Stewart, K. McCartney, M. T. Owen, M. T., and The NICHD Early Child Care Research Network).…

  10. Snakes or Ladders? An Examination of the Experiences of Two Teacher Leaders Returning to Classroom Teaching

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    Munroe, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Teachers who have held leadership roles at the school, district, or provincial level have the potential to contribute to student and school success when they return to classroom teaching. The contrasting experiences of two teacher leaders who returned voluntarily to classroom teaching are analyzed using Owens's (2004) social constructivist theory…

  11. USAFRICOM’s Role in Counter-Piracy Operations Within the Horn of Africa

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    2009-05-04

    2008), 3. 45 “A Cooperative Strategy for 21 st Century Seapower”, October 2007. 46 Jacquelyn S. Porth , “Piracy Off the Horn of Africa Threatens...owens.piracy.html, (accessed 19 April 2009). Porth , Jacquelyn S. “Piracy Off the Horn of Africa Threatens Relief Efforts, Trade.” America.gov. http

  12. EFFECT OF ARSENICALS ON THE EXPRESSION OF CELL CYCLE PROTEINS AND EARLY SIGNALING EVENTS IN PRIMARY HUMAN KERATINOCYTES.

    EPA Science Inventory

    Effect of Arsenicals on the Expression of Cell Cycle Proteins and Early Signaling Events in Primary Human Keratinocytes.

    Mudipalli, A, Owen R. D. and R. J. Preston, Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, USEPA, RTP, NC 27711.

    Environmental exposure to arsenic is a m...

  13. Radical Thinking in Adult Education. Occasional Paper No. 1.

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    Cunningham, Phyllis, Ed.; Ohliger, John, Ed.

    These five papers represent original research on various issues important to the field of adult education that draws on Syracuse University's collection of adult education materials. "Back to the Future with C. Wright Mills and the Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults" (Ollie Owen) provides background on Mills, the…

  14. TV and the Library: A Report on a Communications Plan Developed for the New Mexico State Library Commission, 1974-75.

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    New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe.

    Owen G. Leach & Associates, under professional contract to the New Mexico State Library, conducted an opinion research study of New Mexico citizens. This study determined that 52.5 percent of adults needed and wanted information available from library networks, but did not realize that this information could be obtained through libraries. A…

  15. Academic Self-Efficacy and Prospective ELT Teachers' Achievement

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    Sariçoban, Arif; Behjoo, Bahram Mohammadi

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to scrutinize the possible relationship between academic self-efficacy beliefs and foreign language achievement among prospective ELT teachers. To do so, the data for the study were collected through a questionnaire, "College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale" adapted from Owen & Froman (1988), consisting of 33 items…

  16. Radical Thinking in Adult Education. Occasional Paper No. 1.

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    Cunningham, Phyllis, Ed.; Ohliger, John, Ed.

    These five papers represent original research on various issues important to the field of adult education that draws on Syracuse University's collection of adult education materials. "Back to the Future with C. Wright Mills and the Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults" (Ollie Owen) provides background on Mills, the…

  17. Responses from the Field

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    Moreau, Lori; Weaver, Roberta; Adams, Shauna M.; Landers, Mary F.; Owen, Mary Jane

    2006-01-01

    This article offers responses from Lori Moreau, a principal, Roberta Weaver, associate dean, Shauna M. Adams, associate professor, Mary F. Landers of University of Dayton, and Mary Jane Owen, a founding director, to the article "The State of Special Education in Catholic Schools," by L. DeFiore (2006). Jesus, the master teacher, reached out to the…

  18. Open Space Conferences: A New Way of Working

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    Herrington, Neil

    2006-01-01

    Recent attendance at two events hosted at the Channel 4 Television Centre by "Policy Unplugged" (a group styling themselves as policy entrepreneurs) has converted the author to a style of working called the Open Space Conference. Created in the mid-1980s by organizational consultant Harrison Owen, Open Space conferences allow participants to…

  19. A Common Framework for Multiple Sources of Bacterial Annotation

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    White, Owen

    2009-05-29

    Owen White, professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a researcher at the University of Maryland Institute for Genome Sciences, gives the May 29, 2009 keynote speech at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM

  20. Lower-tropospheric waves and wave-induced turbulence zones: Insights from T-REX

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    Grubisic, V.; Xiao, M.; Haimov, S.; French, J.; Oolman, L.

    2009-04-01

    During the Terrain-induced Rotor Experiment (T-REX) in March/April 2006 highly turbulent flows in the lee of the Sierra Nevada were probed by the University of Wyoming King Air (UWKA) aircraft. In situ thermodynamic and kinematic data was obtained by UWKA on rotor and wave structures over Owens Valley in a number of research missions under strong lee-wave conditions. In situ measurements by the UWKA have been used to examine strongly turbulent flow regions documented by the UWKA and their relationship to the flow structures over Owens Valley. Wave-induced pressure perturbations determined from the aircraft measurements are compared with the surface pressure perturbations derived from the network of surface pressure sensors in Owens Valley in order to detect wave-induced boundary-layer separation. Sufficiently strong signal returns from the Wyoming Cloud Radar (WCR) were granted by the presence of ice particles within different types of clouds associated with the wave/rotor system, including mountain cap clouds over the Sierra crest, "spill over" clouds over the eastern Sierra slopes and in a few events rotor clouds over Owens Valley. The results of the dual-Doppler analyses for the rotor clouds reveal the presence of fine-scale structures within the roll clouds in the upper part of the rotor circulation.

  1. Climbing the Value Chain: A Case Study in Rethinking the Corporate Library Function and Developing High Performance Teams.

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    Lemon, Nancy; Blinn, Carla K.

    1996-01-01

    In response to marketplace and organizational changes, Owens Corning Corporate Library developed a strategic plan to secure its function within the organization. Describes outsourcing transactional services, creating an Intranet/Internet tool for users, redefining the library as a knowledge resource center, and achieving team commitment. A sidebar…

  2. Student Motivation To Engage and Disengage the Institution, Spring 1994.

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    Kiger, Derick M.; And Others

    Hundreds of prospective students engage the Owens Community College (OCC) three-step admission process each semester before voluntarily disengaging the institution. A study was conducted to assess student motivation to engage or disengage OCC based on factors related to student disposition, institutional motivation, and student situation, and to…

  3. Teaching Ideas. Potpourri 8.

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    Kahl, Marilyn, Ed.

    This publication contains a collection of teaching ideas and class activities for organization, journals, dictation, creative writing, outlines, poetry, vocabulary, film review word cards, paragraphing, career research and much more. Some of the materials, listed with their authors, include: (1) "Magazine Board" (Frieda Owen); (2)…

  4. An Examination of the Dual Model of Perfectionism and Adolescent Athlete Burnout: A Short-Term Longitudinal Research

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    Chen, Lung Hung; Kee, Ying Hwa; Tsai, Ying-Mei

    2009-01-01

    The dual model of perfectionism (Slade and Owens, Behav Modificat 22(3):372-390, 1998) is adopted to examine the influence of adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism on adolescent athlete burnout in Taiwan. Participants were 188 high school adolescent student-athletes (M = 16.48, SD = 0.59). They were administered the Multidimensional Inventory of…

  5. Fuel treatments alter native plant composition and increase non-native plant cover

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    Suzanne Owen

    2010-01-01

    Slash-pile burning and mechanical mastication are commonly prescribed fuel treatments for wildfire mitigation. Researchers from Flagstaff, AZ, and Spain recently published an article in Forest Ecology and Management that compared effects of the treatments on understory plant composition in Colorado pinyon-juniper woodlands (Owen and others 2009). Results showed that...

  6. Iphras as an E-Learning Platform for Idiomatic Competence

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    Kiryakova-Dineva, Teodora; Levunlieva, Milena; Kyurova, Vyara

    2017-01-01

    The integration of E-learning has expanded in a variety of directions to a degree that its successful application is of great importance to all sectors of education and training. E-learning can offer unquestionable advantages to everyone involved in both the assessment and the knowledge transfer process (Owens and Floyd 2007; Luchoomun, McLuckie…

  7. EFFECT OF ARSENICALS ON THE EXPRESSION OF CELL CYCLE PROTEINS AND EARLY SIGNALING EVENTS IN PRIMARY HUMAN KERATINOCYTES.

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    Effect of Arsenicals on the Expression of Cell Cycle Proteins and Early Signaling Events in Primary Human Keratinocytes.

    Mudipalli, A, Owen R. D. and R. J. Preston, Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, USEPA, RTP, NC 27711.

    Environmental exposure to arsenic is a m...

  8. Renovating To Meet ADA Standards.

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    Huber, Judy; Jones, Garry

    2003-01-01

    Using the examples of Owen D. Young School in Van Hornesville, New York, and the Tonawanda City school district in Buffalo, New York, describes how school planners should take the accessibility standards mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into account when renovating. (EV)

  9. Predicting Work Activities with Divergent Thinking Tests: A Longitudinal Study

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    Clapham, Maria M.; Cowdery, Edwina M.; King, Kelly E.; Montang, Melissa A.

    2005-01-01

    This study examined whether divergent thinking test scores obtained from engineering students during college predicted creative work activities fifteen years later. Results showed that a subscore of the "Owens Creativity Test", which assesses divergent thinking about mechanical objects, correlated significantly with self-ratings of…

  10. The Role of Various Curriculum Models on Physical Activity Levels

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    Culpepper, Dean O.; Tarr, Susan J.; Killion, Lorraine E.

    2011-01-01

    Researchers have suggested that physical education curricula can be highly effective in increasing physical activity levels at school (Sallis & Owen, 1999). The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of various curriculum models on physical activity. Total steps were measured on 1,111 subjects and three curriculum models were studied…

  11. A Commentary on "Integrated Reporting: A Review of Developments and Their Implications for the Accounting Curriculum"

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    Correa Ruiz, Carmen

    2013-01-01

    In this commentary, Correa Ruiz notes that from his analysis, Owen (2013) identified the essential elements to be included in a modern professional accounting curriculum, described how Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has embedded "Integrated Reporting" in its curriculum, and discussed future curriculum development,…

  12. Integrating Best Practices in Language Intervention and Curriculum Design to Facilitate First Words

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    Lederer, Susan Hendler

    2014-01-01

    For children developing language typically, exposure to language through the natural, general language stimulation provided by families, siblings, and others is sufficient enough to facilitate language learning (Bloom & Lahey, 1978; Nelson, 1973; Owens, 2008). However, children with language delays (even those who are receptively and…

  13. 2012 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners

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    Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2012

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the winners of the 2012 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest. They are Naim Owens from Washington, DC, and Colissa Menke from Warrensburg, Missouri. The 2012 essay topic is "How do you feel CTE prepares individuals, including yourself, for a future career?"

  14. The Colorado Voucher System: Implications for Higher Education

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    Protopsaltis, Spiros

    2006-01-01

    This past fall, as part of a major higher education reform initiative, Colorado became the first state to implement a voucher system for funding higher education. The vouchers are the culmination of a reform effort initiated in the summer of 2001, when Governor Bill Owens created a blue ribbon panel to examine several issues, among them…

  15. A Leadership Identity Development Model: Applications from a Grounded Theory

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    Komives, Susan R.; Mainella, Felicia C.; Longerbeam, Susan D.; Osteen, Laura; Owen, Julie E.

    2006-01-01

    This article describes a stage-based model of leadership identity development (LID) that resulted from a grounded theory study on developing a leadership identity (Komives, Owen, Longerbeam, Mainella, & Osteen, 2005). The LID model expands on the leadership identity stages, integrates the categories of the grounded theory into the LID model, and…

  16. Expanding Excellence: Teachers Cross District Lines to Learn with Peers

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    Owens, Ben; Strahan, David

    2016-01-01

    This article provides a vignette which demonstrates some of the outcomes that occur when teachers collaborate across school district lines. The project began as an idea from Ben Owens, a 2014 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow. The basic notion was that good teaching doesn't happen in isolation. As someone who came into teaching after a…

  17. Student Trust in Teachers and Its Relationship to Student Identification with School, Student Perceptions of Academic Press, and Achievement

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    Bankole, Regina A.

    2011-01-01

    Research has documented a plethora of evidence that children's perceptions of their relationships with caregivers, specifically teachers, impacts learning outcomes, including academic engagement and achievement (Furrer & Skinner, 2003; Owens & Johnson, in press; Stipek, 2002; Wentzel, 1997), identification with school (Anderman, 2003; Bonich,…

  18. First-Year Student Perceptions Related to Leadership Awareness and Influences

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    Shehane, Melissa R.; Sturtevant, Kathryn A.; Moore, Lori L.; Dooley, Kim E.

    2012-01-01

    This study sought to explore first-year college student perceptions related to when they first became aware of leadership and perceived influences on leadership. The study was rooted in the Leadership Identity Development Model (Komives, Owen, Longerbeam, Mainella, & Osteen, 2005). Five purposively selected individuals completing the first…

  19. Girls' Aggressive Behavior

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    Owens, Larry; Shute, Rosalyn; Slee, Phillip

    2004-01-01

    In contrast to boys' bullying behavior which is often overt and easily visible, girls' aggression is usually indirect and covert. Less research has been conducted on the types of bullying that girls usually engage in. Using focus groups composed of teenaged girls, Dr. Owens and colleagues examine the nature of teenage girls' indirect aggression.

  20. The Role of Developmental Levels in Examining the Effect of Subject Types on the Production of Auxiliary "Is" in Young English-Speaking Children

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    Guo, Ling-Yu; Van Horne, Amanda J. Owen; Tomblin, J. Bruce

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Prior work (Guo, Owen, & Tomblin, 2010) has shown that at the group level, auxiliary "is" production by young English-speaking children was symmetrical across lexical noun and pronominal subjects. Individual data did not uniformly reflect these patterns. On the basis of the framework of the gradual morphosyntactic learning (GML)…

  1. Responsibility and Culpability in Apologies: Distinctive Uses of "Sorry" versus "I'm Sorry" in Apologizing

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    Fatigante, Marilena; Biassoni, Federica; Marazzini, Francesca; Diadori, Pierangela

    2016-01-01

    People identify apologies as unique types of actions as compared with kin-related moves, which remedy troubles or offenses, such as excuses and justifications (Goffman, 1971; Owen, 1983; Olshtain & Cohen, 1983; Sbisa, 1999). A feature of these apologies is the speaker's acknowledgment of personal responsibility for having caused trouble or…

  2. The Writing Notebook: Creative Word Processing in the Classroom--November/December 1986, January/February 1987, and April/May 1987.

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    Franklin, Sharon, Ed.; Madian, Jon, Ed.

    1986-01-01

    Produced using a Macintosh Plus and LaserWriter Printer, these journals present articles relating to word processing in the classroom. Articles and their authors for the November/December 1986 issue include: "Computer Assisted Instruction: Western Europe" (Owen and Irene Thomas); "FrEd Writing" (B. Fleury); "Writing Up a…

  3. Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society (10th, Chicago, Illinois, October 25-26, 1974).

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    Rutkowski, Edward, Ed.

    1975-01-01

    The proceedings papers include topics on educational reform and intellectuals, religious education, immigrants, and the history of education as a discipline. The theme of an Editor's Supplement is utopianism and education, and the papers deal with Robert Owen. These three papers are reprinted from the 1973 meeting of the National History of…

  4. Suicide Prevention: The Student Assistance Model.

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    Taylor-Mearhoff, Cheryl

    The Roberts Assistance Program (RAP), a model program for student assistance and suicide prevention established in 1988 by the Owen J. Roberts School District in Chester County, Pennsylvania provides services to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Core teams of school professionals from the high school and middle school have received…

  5. The Media Gospel.

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    Christians, Clifford G.; Fortner, Robert S.

    1981-01-01

    Examines four recent books on the religious media: Ben Armstrong's "The Electric Church," James F. Engel's "Contemporary Christian Communications: Its Theory and Practice," Malcolm Muggeridge's "Christ and the Media," and Virginia Stem Owens'"The Total Image: or Selling Jesus in the Modern Age." Evaluates…

  6. Uncivil Speech: Invective and the Rhetorics of Democracy in the Early Republic

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    Engels, Jeremy

    2009-01-01

    Robert Owen's "Declaration of Mental Independence," declaimed on the Fourth of July, 1826, was one of the most ill-received speeches in the early Republic. The attendant controversy provides an opportunity to theorize invective's role in democratic culture. Invective was useful in the early Republic, and continues to be useful today, because it is…

  7. Teaching Ideas. Potpourri 8.

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    Kahl, Marilyn, Ed.

    This publication contains a collection of teaching ideas and class activities for organization, journals, dictation, creative writing, outlines, poetry, vocabulary, film review word cards, paragraphing, career research and much more. Some of the materials, listed with their authors, include: (1) "Magazine Board" (Frieda Owen); (2)…

  8. The Role of Developmental Levels in Examining the Effect of Subject Types on the Production of Auxiliary "Is" in Young English-Speaking Children

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    Guo, Ling-Yu; Van Horne, Amanda J. Owen; Tomblin, J. Bruce

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Prior work (Guo, Owen, & Tomblin, 2010) has shown that at the group level, auxiliary "is" production by young English-speaking children was symmetrical across lexical noun and pronominal subjects. Individual data did not uniformly reflect these patterns. On the basis of the framework of the gradual morphosyntactic learning (GML)…

  9. The Role of Various Curriculum Models on Physical Activity Levels

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    Culpepper, Dean O.; Tarr, Susan J.; Killion, Lorraine E.

    2011-01-01

    Researchers have suggested that physical education curricula can be highly effective in increasing physical activity levels at school (Sallis & Owen, 1999). The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of various curriculum models on physical activity. Total steps were measured on 1,111 subjects and three curriculum models were studied…

  10. Topics on Distance Learning: Proceedings 2000 (Hammond, Indiana, June 6-7, 2000).

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    Purdue Univ., Hammond, IN. Calumet Campus.

    This proceedings of the 2000 Topics on Distance Learning conference contains summaries of the following presentations: "The ABC's of Distance Learning via Full Motion Video" (Liz Owens); "Assessing the Cost of Technology in Instruction Using an Economic Model" (Joseph Lovrinic); "Collaboration Lessons Learned from the…

  11. 13. CLOSE UP VIEW OF THE IRON COMMEMORATIVE LEGEND ON ...

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    13. CLOSE UP VIEW OF THE IRON COMMEMORATIVE LEGEND ON THE WEST PORTAL OF THE BRIDGE. NOTE: AN EXACT DUPLICATE OF THIS LEGEND CAN BE FOUND ON THE EAST PORTAL. - Freedom Bridge, Spanning West Fork of White River at County Road 590 South, Freedom, Owen County, IN

  12. A Study Strategies Self-Efficacy Instrument for Use with Community College Students.

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    Silver, Bethany B.; Smith, Everett V., Jr.; Greene, Barbara A.

    2001-01-01

    Studied the dimensionality of responses to the Study Skills Self-Efficacy Scale (M. Ramirez and S. Owen, 1991) using exploratory factor analysis and investigated the use of Rasch measures in differentiating between groups of students who report being academically successful or at risk. Results for 550 college students indicate that responses…

  13. 77 FR 5868 - Public Availability of the Department of Transportation FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory

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    2012-02-06

    ... actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2011. The information is organized by function to show how... with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal...@dot.gov . Dated: January 31, 2012. Ames Owens, Associate Director of Commercial Services Management...

  14. NASA Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney, the Highest Point in the Contiguous United States

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    2011-10-13

    At 14,505 feet high, Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S., is located in California Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the west side of Owens Valley. The Alabama Hills appear in the foreground of this image from NASA Terra spacecraft.

  15. 223 GHz VLBI observations of 3C 273

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    Padin, S.; Woody, D. P.; Hodges, M. W.; Rogers, A. E. E.; Emerson, D. T.; Jewell, P. R.; Lamb, J.; Perfetto, A.; Wright, M. C. H.

    1990-09-01

    In the first 1.4 mm wavelength VLBI test observations, fringes have been detected on the active nucleus of 3C 273 on a baseline from Owens Valley Radio Observatory to Kitt Peak. The observations are consistent with a source whose angular size is smaller than 0.5 mas.

  16. Values and Work Environment: Mapping 32 Occupations

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    Knafo, Ariel; Sagiv, Lilach

    2004-01-01

    The study addresses the relationship between values and occupations. Israeli workers (N = 652; mean age = 47; 43% male) in 32 occupations reported their values using the Portrait Value Questionnaire (Schwartz, Melech, Lehmann, Burgess, Harris, & Owens, 2001), and value scores were aggregated within occupations. Occupations were classified…

  17. Field Hearing on the Drug Education Program. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session (Bronx, New York).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    Testimony from a Congressional hearing on drug education is presented in this document. After an opening statement by Representative Major R. Owens, statements are included by Representatives Jose E. Serrano and Cass Ballenger. Testimony and/or prepared statements from these individuals are included: (1) Joseph A. Fernandez, Chancellor, New York…

  18. Hearings Before the Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity of the United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First Session on Equal Educational Opportunity. Part II--Status of School Desegregation Law. Hearings Held Washington, D.C., June 15, 1971.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity.

    The hearings on the status of school desegregation law called several witnesses to testify: Mr. Julius Chambers (NAACP); Prof. Alexander M. Bickel (Yale Law School); Prof. Charles Hamilton (Columbia University); Prof. Owen Fiss (University of Chicago Law School); and, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota. The appendixes of the report contain…

  19. Bayesian Item Selection Criteria for Adaptive Testing. Research Report 96-01.

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    van der Linden, Wim J.

    R. J. Owen (1975) proposed an approximate empirical Bayes procedure for item selection in adaptive testing. The procedure replaces the true posterior by a normal approximation with closed-form expressions for its first two moments. This approximation was necessary to minimize the computational complexity involved in a fully Bayesian approach, but…

  20. Perspectives on Innovative Delivery Systems to Meet School Staffing Needs.

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    Cady, Lillian; And Others

    An edited transcript of a symposium on inservice teacher education provides the viewpoints and experiences of six speakers. Dr. Emily Owens, Director of Teacher Education and Certification in the South Carolina Department of Education, discussed a South Carolina law (effective in July 1982) that has six minimum requirements for application for…