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  1. Fading test using the SAAD-POSL method for retrospective accidental dosimetry of building materials

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    Kim, M. J.; Lee, Y. J.; Lee, J. I.; Kim, J. L.; Hong, D. G.

    2015-11-01

    Fading test using the single aliquot additive dose method with pulsed optically stimulated luminescence (SAAD-POSL method) was applied to core-disc samples extracted from heated red brick, tile, roof-tile, and toilet porcelain after X-ray and beta irradiation. From thermoluminescence measurements of each material, the optimal preheat condition of the SAAD-POSL method was first determined as 170 °C for 10 s. Fading characteristics of core-disc samples of heated red brick obtained using the SAAD-POSL method were similar to those of quartz grains (90-250 μm) obtained using the SAR-OSL method, regardless of the differences in the sample and radiation type. Fading evaluations of the core-disc samples of these building materials two weeks after irradiation showed that the equivalent dose (ED) decreased between 5% and 42%. The results indicate that the fading characteristics will be able to contribute to a more accurate estimation of the ED value using the SAAD-POSL method.

  2. Purification, Characterization, and Functional Role of a Novel Extracellular Protease from Pleurotus ostreatus

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    Palmieri, Gianna; Bianco, Carmen; Cennamo, Giovanna; Giardina, Paola; Marino, Gennaro; Monti, Maria; Sannia, Giovanni

    2001-01-01

    A new extracellular protease (PoSl; Pleurotus ostreatus subtilisin-like protease) from P. ostreatus culture broth has been purified and characterized. PoSl is a monomeric glycoprotein with a molecular mass of 75 kDa, a pI of 4.5, and an optimum pH in the alkaline range. The inhibitory profile indicates that PoSl is a serine protease. The N-terminal and three tryptic peptide sequences of PoSl have been determined. The homology of one internal peptide with conserved sequence around the Asp residue of the catalytic triad in the subtilase family suggests that PoSl is a subtilisin-like protease. This hypothesis is further supported by the finding that PoSl hydrolysis sites of the insulin B chain match those of subtilisin. PoSl activity is positively affected by calcium. A 10-fold decrease in the Km value in the presence of calcium ions can reflect an induced structural change in the substrate recognition site region. Furthermore, Ca2+ binding slows PoSl autolysis, triggering the protein to form a more compact structure. These effects have already been observed for subtilisin and other serine proteases. Moreover, PoSl protease seems to play a key role in the regulation of P. ostreatus laccase activity by degrading and/or activating different isoenzymes. PMID:11375191

  3. Site characterization using a portable optically stimulated luminescence reader: delineating disrupted stratigraphy in Holocene eolian deposits on the Canadian Great Plains

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    Munyikwa, K.; Gilliland, K.; Gibson, T.; Plumb, E.

    2012-12-01

    The use of portable optically stimulated luminescence (POSL) readers to elucidate on complex depositional sequences has been demonstrated in a number of recent studies. POSL readers are robust versions of the traditional lab-bound luminescence readers and they can be used in the field, allowing for rapid decisions to be made when collecting samples for dating. Furthermore, in contrast with lab-bound readers, POSL readers can perform measurements on bulk samples, negating the need to carry out time-intensive mineralogical separations. The POSL reader is equipped with both infra-red and blue light (OSL) stimulating sources such that signal separation during measurement can be carried out by selectively exciting feldspar using the IR source (IRSL) after which a quartz dominant signal is obtained from the same sample using post-IR blue OSL. The signals obtained are then plotted to give luminescence profiles that depict the variation of the luminescence signal with depth. Signal intensities depend on mineralogical concentrations, grain luminescence sensitivities, dose rates as well as on burial ages of the grains. Where all these variables, apart from the burial age, are held constant up the depositional sequence the luminescence profile serves as a proxy for the chronostratigraphy. As a contribution to a growing archive of studies that have employed POSL readers to unravel complex depositional sequences, this study uses a POSL system developed by the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre to characterize the stratigraphy at an archaeological site that lies next to an oilfield plant located on a Holocene fossil dune landscape in southern Alberta, Canada. Oilfield activity was initiated at the site several decades ago and it involved the laying of pipelines below ground which disturbed considerable archaeological deposits. Subsequent work led to the discovery of the archeological site which was previously occupied by ancestral indigenous peoples at various

  4. Improved Fatigue Life Bearing Development

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-06-01

    Gov’t. agencies and their contractors; Critical Technology ; May 87. Other requests shall be referred to WRDC/POSL, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-6563...Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA The Torrington Company - Torrington, CT V0 June1989 Final Report for Period September 1984 - December...1988 Distribution authorized to U.S. Government Agencies and their contractors, critical technology , May 1987, Other requests for this document shall

  5. A short-time fading study of Al2O3:C

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    Nascimento, L. F.; Vanhavere, F.; Silva, E. H.; Deene, Y. De

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies the short-time fading from Al2O3:C by measuring optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signals (Total OSL: TOSL, and Peak OSL: POSL) from droplets and Luxel™ pellets. The influence of various bleaching regimes (blue, green and white) and light power is compared. The fading effect is the decay of the OSL signal in the dark at room temperature. Al2O3:C detectors were submitted to various bleaching regimes, irradiated with a reference dose and read out after different time spans. Investigations were carried out using 2 mm size droplet detectors, made of thin Al2O3:C powder mixed with a photocured polymer. Tests were compared to Luxel™-type detectors (Landauer Inc.). Short-time post-irradiation fading is present in OSL results (TOSL and POSL) droplets for time spans up to 200 s. The effect of short-time fading can be lowered/removed when treating the detectors with high-power and/or long time bleaching regimes; this result was observed in both TOSL and POSL from droplets and Luxel™.

  6. Lubricant Evaluation and Performance 2

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-01-01

    address has changed, if you wish to be removed from our mailing list, or if the addressee is no longer employed by your organization, please notify WL/POSL...67-1 Fluid 5 WT 388 Wear Tested 0-67-1 Fluid 5 WT 401 Wear Tested 0-67-1 Fluid 5 1 After removal of 15% tetrachloroethylene 2After removal of 1.9...129(121) TEL-9040 582 293.7 4.7 474.2 61.5 69.2 8(7) 75(87) 1After removal of 15% tetrachloroethylene 2 o 3 After removal of 1.9% trichloroethylene

  7. Lymphocyte subsets are influenced by positivity levels in healthy subjects before and after mild acute stress.

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    Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Nisini, Roberto; Castellani, Valeria; Vittorio, Pasquali; Alessandri, Guido; Vincenzo, Ziparo; Claudia, Ferlito; Valentina, Germano; Andrea, Picchianti Diamanti; Biondo, Michela Ileen; Milanetti, Francesca; Salerno, Gerardo; Vincenzo, Visco; Mario, Pietrosanti; Aniballi, Eros; Simonetta, Salemi; Angela, Santoni; D'Amelio, Raffaele

    2017-08-01

    In the current study, the possible association of positivity (POS), recently defined as general disposition to view life under positive outlook, with immune markers and post-stress modifications, was analyzed. Circulating lymphocyte subsets and serum cytokine levels were evaluated before and after a standard mild acute stress test, in 41 healthy students, previously selected by a questionnaire for their level of POS (high [POS-H] and low [POS-L]). The CD3(+) and CD4(+) cell frequency was higher in the POS-H students before and after acute stress. CD4(+) subpopulation analysis revealed baseline higher terminally differentiated frequency in the POS-H, whereas higher effector memory frequency was present in the POS-L students. Moreover, the frequency of post-stress B cells was higher in the POS-H students. The mild-stress test was associated to an increase of the IL-10 mean values, while mean values of the other cytokines tested did not change significantly. It is tempting to speculate that IL-10 may work as biomarker of response to acute mild stress and that POS-H may be associated to a better capacity of the immune system to contrast the disturbing effects of mild acute stress. Yet further studies on lymphocyte subset absolute number and function of larger and different populations are needed to definitively prove these preliminary observations. Copyright © 2017 European Federation of Immunological Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. SU-E-T-592: OSL Response of Al2O3:C Detectors Exposed to Therapeutic Proton Beams

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    Granville, DA; Flint, DB; Sawakuchi, GO

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To characterize the response of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) detectors (OSLDs) exposed to therapeutic proton beams of differing beam quality. Methods: We prepared Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C OSLDs from the same material as commercially available nanoDot dosimeters (Landauer, Inc). We irradiated the OSLDs in modulated proton beams of varying quality, as defined by the residual range. An absorbed dose to water of 0.2 Gy was delivered to all OSLDs with the residual range values varying from 0.5 to 23.5 cm (average LET in water from ∼0.5 to 2.5 keV/µm). To investigate the beam quality dependence of different emission bands within the OSL spectrum, we performed OSLD readouts using both continuous-wave stimulation (CW-OSL) and pulsed stimulation (P-OSL) with two sets of optical filters (Hoya U-340 and Kopp 5113). For all readout modes, the relative absorbed dose sensitivity (S{sub rel}) for each beam quality was calculated using OSLDs irradiated in a 6 MV photon beam as a reference. Results: We found that the relative absorbed dose sensitivity was highly dependent on both readout mode and integration time of the OSL signal. For CW-OSL signals containing only the blue emission band, S{sub rel} was between 0.85 and 0.94 for 1 s readouts and between 0.82 and 0.93 for 10 s readouts. Similarly, for P-OSL readouts containing only the blue emission band S{sub rel} ranged from 0.86 to 0.91, and 0.82 to 0.93 for 1 s and 10 s readouts, respectively. For OSLD signals containing only the UV emission band, S{sub rel} ranged from 1.00 to 1.46, and 0.97 to 1.30 for P-OSL readouts of 1 s and 10 s, respectively. Conclusion: For measurements of absorbed dose using Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C OSLDs in therapeutic proton beams, dependence on beam quality was smallest for readout protocols that selected the blue emission band with small integration times. DA Granville received financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering

  9. WE-D-17A-06: Optically Stimulated Luminescence Detectors as ‘LET-Meters’ in Proton Beams

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    Granville, D; Sahoo, N; Sawakuchi, GO

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: To demonstrate and evaluate the potential of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) detectors (OSLDs) for measurements of linear energy transfer (LET) in therapeutic proton beams. Methods: Batches of Al2O2:C OSLDs were irradiated with an absorbed dose of 0.2 Gy in un-modulated proton beams of varying LET (0.67 keV/μm to 2.58 keV/μm). The OSLDs were read using continuous wave (CW-OSL) and pulsed (P-OSL) stimulation modes. We parameterized and calibrated three characteristics of the OSL signals as functions of LET: CW-OSL curve shape, P-OSL curve shape and the ratio of the two OSL emission band intensities (ultraviolet/blue ratio). Calibration curves were created for each of these characteristics to describe their behaviors as functions of LET. The true LET values were determined using a validated Monte Carlo model of the proton therapy nozzle used to irradiate the OSLDs. We then irradiated batches of OSLDs with an absorbed dose of 0.2 Gy at various depths in two modulated proton beams (140 MeV, 4 cm wide spread-out Bragg peak (SOBP) and 250 MeV, 10 cm wide SOBP). The LET values were calculated using the OSL response and the calibration curves. Finally, measured LET values were compared to the true values determined using Monte Carlo simulations. Results: The CW-OSL curve shape, P-OSL curve shape and the ultraviolet/blue-ratio provided proton LET estimates within 12.4%, 5.7% and 30.9% of the true values, respectively. Conclusion: We have demonstrated that LET can be measured within 5.7% using Al2O3:C OSLDs in the therapeutic proton beams used in this investigation. From a single OSLD readout, it is possible to measure both the absorbed dose and LET. This has potential future applications in proton therapy quality assurance, particularly for treatment plans based on optimization of LET distributions. This research was partially supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

  10. Scholarly research program in fuel analysis and combustion research. Final report, September 1987-September 1992

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    Striebich, R.C.

    1993-02-01

    A total of 40 individually funded tasks were performed under this effort. These tasks were concerned with many fuel analysis and combustion research, conducted for the Fuels Branch (WL/POSF), Lubrications Branch (WL/POSL) and other Aero Propulsion and Power Directorate Laboratories. This report is a compilation of 1-2 page summaries from each of the tasks. More information on each task is available in the technical reports, journal articles, letter reports or informal information listed for the project. Although the subjects covered under this contract are too varied to list here, the most often addressed areas were research topics in gas chromatography and related instrumentation, thermal stability testing and methods development, lubrications research and combustion studies.... Chemometrics flames, Fuel analysis, Mass spectrometry, Shelf Life, CARS, Thermal stability, P-Hydrogen detector, Gas chromatography, Atomic emission, High density fuel, System for Thermal Diagnostic Studies (STDS).

  11. WellnessRules: A Web 3.0 Case Study in RuleML-Based Prolog-N3 Profile Interoperation

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    Boley, Harold; Osmun, Taylor Michael; Craig, Benjamin Larry

    An interoperation study, WellnessRules, is described, where rules about wellness opportunities are created by participants in rule languages such as Prolog and N3, and translated within a wellness community using RuleML/XML. The wellness rules are centered around participants, as profiles, encoding knowledge about their activities conditional on the season, the time-of-day, the weather, etc. This distributed knowledge base extends FOAF profiles with a vocabulary and rules about wellness group networking. The communication between participants is organized through Rule Responder, permitting wellness-profile translation and distributed querying across engines. WellnessRules interoperates between rules and queries in the relational (Datalog) paradigm of the pure-Prolog subset of POSL and in the frame (F-logic) paradigm of N3. An evaluation of Rule Responder instantiated for WellnessRules revealed acceptable Web response times.

  12. RIF RuleML Rosetta Ring: Round-Tripping the Dlex Subset of Datalog RuleML and RIF-Core

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    Boley, Harold

    The RIF RuleML overlap area is of broad interest for Web rule interchange. Its kernel, Dlex, is defined syntactically and semantically as the common sublanguage of Datalog RuleML and RIF-Core restricted to positional arguments and non-conjunctive rule conclusions, and allowing equality plus externals in rule premises (only). Semantics-preserving mappings are then defined between the Dlex subset of the RIF Presentation Syntax and RIF/XML, RIF/XML and RuleML/XML, as well as RuleML/XML and the Prolog-like RuleML/POSL. These mappings are the basis for RIF RuleML feature comparison and translation. The slightly augmented mappings can be composed into a ('Rosetta') ring for round-tripping between all pairs of Dlex representations.

  13. The response of thermally and optically stimulated luminescence from Al2O3:C to high-energy heavy charged particles.

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    Gaza, R; Yukihara, E G; McKeever, S W S

    2004-01-01

    The thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) response of Al2O3 dosimeters to high-energy heavy charged particles (HCP) has been studied using the heavy ion medical accelerator at Chiba, Japan. The samples were Al2O3 single-crystal chips, of the type usually known as TLD-500, and Luxel(TM) dosimeters (Al2O3:C powder in plastic) from Landauer Inc. The samples were exposed to 4He (150 MeV/u), 12C (400 MeV/u), 28Si (490 MeV/us) and 56Fe (500 MeV/u) ions, with linear energy transfer values covering the range from 2.26 to 189 keV/micrometers in water and doses from 1 to 100 mGy (to water). A 90Sr/90Y beta source, calibrated against a 60Co secondary standard, was used for calibration purposes. For OSL, we used both continuous-wave OSL measurements (CW-OSL, using green light stimulation at 525 nm) and pulsed OSL measurements (POSL, using 532 nm stimulation from a Nd:YAG Q-switched laser). The efficiencies (eta HCP, gamma) of the different HCPs at producing OSL or TL were observed to depend not only upon the linear energy transfer (LET) of the HCP, but also upon the sample type (single crystal chip or Luxel(TM)) and the luminescence method used to define the signal--i.e. TL, CW-OSL initial intensity, CW-OSL total area, or POSL. Observed changes in shape of the decay curve lead to potential methods for extracting LET information of unknown radiation fields. A discussion of the results is given, including the potential use of OSL from Al2O3 in the areas of space radiation dosimetry and radiation oncology.

  14. The response of thermally and optically stimulated luminescence from Al2O3:C to high-energy heavy charged particles

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    Gaza, R.; Yukihara, E. G.; McKeever, S. W. S.

    2004-01-01

    The thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) response of Al2O3 dosimeters to high-energy heavy charged particles (HCP) has been studied using the heavy ion medical accelerator at Chiba, Japan. The samples were Al2O3 single-crystal chips, of the type usually known as TLD-500, and Luxel(TM) dosimeters (Al2O3:C powder in plastic) from Landauer Inc. The samples were exposed to 4He (150 MeV/u), 12C (400 MeV/u), 28Si (490 MeV/us) and 56Fe (500 MeV/u) ions, with linear energy transfer values covering the range from 2.26 to 189 keV/micrometers in water and doses from 1 to 100 mGy (to water). A 90Sr/90Y beta source, calibrated against a 60Co secondary standard, was used for calibration purposes. For OSL, we used both continuous-wave OSL measurements (CW-OSL, using green light stimulation at 525 nm) and pulsed OSL measurements (POSL, using 532 nm stimulation from a Nd:YAG Q-switched laser). The efficiencies (eta HCP, gamma) of the different HCPs at producing OSL or TL were observed to depend not only upon the linear energy transfer (LET) of the HCP, but also upon the sample type (single crystal chip or Luxel(TM)) and the luminescence method used to define the signal--i.e. TL, CW-OSL initial intensity, CW-OSL total area, or POSL. Observed changes in shape of the decay curve lead to potential methods for extracting LET information of unknown radiation fields. A discussion of the results is given, including the potential use of OSL from Al2O3 in the areas of space radiation dosimetry and radiation oncology. c2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. The response of thermally and optically stimulated luminescence from Al2O3:C to high-energy heavy charged particles

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    Gaza, R.; Yukihara, E. G.; McKeever, S. W. S.

    2004-01-01

    The thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) response of Al2O3 dosimeters to high-energy heavy charged particles (HCP) has been studied using the heavy ion medical accelerator at Chiba, Japan. The samples were Al2O3 single-crystal chips, of the type usually known as TLD-500, and Luxel(TM) dosimeters (Al2O3:C powder in plastic) from Landauer Inc. The samples were exposed to 4He (150 MeV/u), 12C (400 MeV/u), 28Si (490 MeV/us) and 56Fe (500 MeV/u) ions, with linear energy transfer values covering the range from 2.26 to 189 keV/micrometers in water and doses from 1 to 100 mGy (to water). A 90Sr/90Y beta source, calibrated against a 60Co secondary standard, was used for calibration purposes. For OSL, we used both continuous-wave OSL measurements (CW-OSL, using green light stimulation at 525 nm) and pulsed OSL measurements (POSL, using 532 nm stimulation from a Nd:YAG Q-switched laser). The efficiencies (eta HCP, gamma) of the different HCPs at producing OSL or TL were observed to depend not only upon the linear energy transfer (LET) of the HCP, but also upon the sample type (single crystal chip or Luxel(TM)) and the luminescence method used to define the signal--i.e. TL, CW-OSL initial intensity, CW-OSL total area, or POSL. Observed changes in shape of the decay curve lead to potential methods for extracting LET information of unknown radiation fields. A discussion of the results is given, including the potential use of OSL from Al2O3 in the areas of space radiation dosimetry and radiation oncology. c2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Chornobyl and reproductive health of a female rural population (an epidemiological study).

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    Kundiev, Y I; Chernyuk, V I; Karakashyan, A N; Martynovskaya, T Y

    2013-01-01

    Cel'. Izuchit' sochetannoe dejstvie radiacionnogo i himicheskogo faktorov na reproduktivnoe zdorov'e sel'skih zhenshhin, prozhivajushhih i rabotajushhih na zagrjaznennyh posle avarii na ChAJeS territorijah. Material i metody. Proveden sociologicheskij opros i ginekologicheskij osmotr 1874 zhenshhin, izucheny 29 520 istorij rodov, 19 502 istorij novorozhdennyh, 1694 istorij boleznej zhenshhin so spontannymi abortami, a takzhe sostojanie menstrual'noj funkcii u 480 devochek-podrostkov, prozhivajushhih na radioaktivno zagrjaznennyh territorijah. Radioaktivnoe zagrjaznenie obsledovannyh territorij, a takzhe summarnuju jeffektivnuju dozu obluchenija ocenivali po rezul'tatam obshhedozimetricheskoj pasportizacii naselennyh punktov Ukrainy. Faktory proizvodstvennoj sredy (shum, mikroklimat, pyl', bakterial'naja obsemenennost' vozduha, tjazhest' i naprjazhennost' truda) izuchali obshheprinjatymi gigienicheskimi metodami i ocenivali po kriterijam „Gigienicheskoj klassifikacii truda…” #4137-86. Ostatochnoe kolichestvo hlororganicheskih pesticidov, ih izomerov i produktov transformacii v biosredah (krov', grudnoe moloko, pupovinnaja krov') opredeljali metodom gazozhidkostnoj hromatografii s detektorom po zahvatu jelektronov na priborah „Kristalljuks 4000” i modeli M-3700. Pri matematicheskoj obrabotke dannyh ispol'zovalis' korreljacionnyj, regressionnyj, diskriminantnyj analizy. Rezul'taty. Dokazano, chto posle avarii na ChAJeS reproduktivnoe zdorov'e sel'skih zhenshhin znachitel'no uhudshilos', naibolee vyrazhennye narushenija nabljudajutsja u molodyh zhenshhin v vozraste do 30 let. Pokazano, chto uhudshenie zdorov'ja javljaetsja rezul'tatom kompleksnogo vozdejstvija faktorov radiacionnoj i neradiacionnoj prirody, harakternyh dlja territorij prozhivanija, professional'noj dejatel'nosti, uslovij byta. V chastnosti, vozdejstvie pesticidov na fone radioaktivnogo zagrjaznenija javljaetsja dopolnitel'nym faktorom riska narushenij reproduktivnogo zdorov'ja zhenshhin. Po

  17. Nutrient retention in the sediments and the submerged aquatic vegetation of the coastal lagoon of the Ria de Aveiro, Portugal

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    Figueiredo da Silva, J.; Duck, R. W.; Catarino, J. B.

    2009-11-01

    A decrease in the areas covered by seagrasses within the Ria de Aveiro, Portugal, has been observed over the past five decades, resulting in a corresponding increase of the areas of uncovered sediment supporting the growth of sparse macroalgae populations only. Presently, several macroalgae ( Ulva spp., Gracilaria sp.) and one seagrass species ( Nanozostera noltii (Hornem.) Toml. & Posl.) comprise the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) adapted to this shallow, high-energy environment, characterised by fast tidal currents and turbid waters and in which large areas of the bed are exposed during low tide. This study shows that there is a strong inter-relation between the SAV and the surface sediment in intertidal areas. The sediment covered by N. noltii was finer (median grain size 95 µm) and had a high percentage of organic matter (mean value 7.6%), compared with the sediment colonised by macroalgae (median grain size 239 µm; mean organic content 3.2%). The concentrations of both total nitrogen and phosphorous were significantly greater ( P < 0.001) in surface sediments covered by N. noltii. Thus, sediments within N. noltii appear to act as a large reservoir of N and P by accumulating greater concentrations of fine sediment particles (silt and clay) and organic matter when compared with the coarser sediment covered with macroalgae only. Hence, the reduction in the area covered by seagrasses will likely result in a gradual loss of nutrients and fine sediment from the Ria de Aveiro channels.

  18. 1977 Annual Typhoon Report

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1995-01-01

    FOI+ECAST 1( HOUR FUHELASI ERHoRS EINAUHS Eiluul?s Pos11 WINO DsT HIND PLIS1 T dINO US! 91ND POSIT uIW 0S1 wIN(, 45 189 ’15 19~oN ~ll. OE SO 471 10...wARNING 2+ HOUR FURE~ASl 4! HOUR FORECASI ERKORS IL MOUK FOdELASl ERNoVS EHUURS ti?uotis POSIT UINIJ UST ●INO Pos I I mINo 0s, wIND Posl 1 *lNO DST ●IND...yo,l. 1 WIND Ds1 #INo1Pos I 1 ,lNO 18.Z’N 124.3E 30 18.8N 12204E 30 19.2N 120.5E 30 19.3N Ii8.5t ●O 230000Z 231ZbOOz 231200Z 231UOOZ 24 UOOOZ 240600Z

  19. Transitioning to Intel-based Linux Servers in the Payload Operations Integration Center

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    Guillebeau, P. L.

    2004-01-01

    The MSFC Payload Operations Integration Center (POIC) is the focal point for International Space Station (ISS) payload operations. The POIC contains the facilities, hardware, software and communication interface necessary to support payload operations. ISS ground system support for processing and display of real-time spacecraft and telemetry and command data has been operational for several years. The hardware components were reaching end of life and vendor costs were increasing while ISS budgets were becoming severely constrained. Therefore it has been necessary to migrate the Unix portions of our ground systems to commodity priced Intel-based Linux servers. hardware architecture including networks, data storage, and highly available resources. This paper will concentrate on the Linux migration implementation for the software portion of our ground system. The migration began with 3.5 million lines of code running on Unix platforms with separate servers for telemetry, command, Payload information management systems, web, system control, remote server interface and databases. The Intel-based system is scheduled to be available for initial operational use by August 2004 The overall migration to Intel-based Linux servers in the control center involves changes to the This paper will address the Linux migration study approach including the proof of concept, criticality of customer buy-in and importance of beginning with POSlX compliant code. It will focus on the development approach explaining the software lifecycle. Other aspects of development will be covered including phased implementation, interim milestones and metrics measurements and reporting mechanisms. This paper will also address the testing approach covering all levels of testing including development, development integration, IV&V, user beta testing and acceptance testing. Test results including performance numbers compared with Unix servers will be included. need for a smooth transition while maintaining

  20. Luminescence and Radiocarbon dating of roman time harbour sediments from Cologne - A comparison of different methods

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    Lauer, Tobias; Frechen, Manfred; Fuchs, Magret C.; Trier, Marcus; Tsukamoto, Sumiko

    2010-05-01

    Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating was applied to fluvial and colluvial deposits which were taken from a roman time harbour basin in Cologne. Hence, independent age control was given by roman artefacts (coins, bricks) of known age and by three radiocarbon data. For one sample (well sorted fluvial sand), a single aliquot regenerative (SAR) protocol was applied to coarse grain quartz. A large number of equivalent doses (80) were collected and after De-measurements, different statistical approaches were tested. The results show, that calculating the age by using the Mean or Median of all accepted De-values yields OSL ages of 3.5 ± 0.3 ka and 2.8 ± 0.3 ka, respectively, what would be significantly too old. The application of the Leading Edge Method (Lepper & McKeever 2002), the statistical approach after Fuchs & Lang (2001) or the Minimum Age Method (MAM3) after Galbraith et al. (1999) yield OSL age estimates of 2.0 ± 0.1 ka, 2.1 ± 0.1 ka and 1.7 ± 0.6 ka, respectively. Those ages fit very well to the 14C-ages and are in better agreement with the known archaeological background. For the colluvial sample, the quartz OSL signal was effected by feldspar impurities. For this sample, different methodological approaches were tested to see which one has the best potential to minimize the feldspar contribution. Therefore the post-IR blue stimulated quartz luminescence was recorded. The quartz signal was measured using continuous wave (CW) and pulsed OSL (POSL). For the CW measurements, it was tested if a prior IR-bleach @ 50°C or @ 225°C has better potential for minimizing the feldspar signal. In this case, an IR-bleach @ 225°C (Buylaert et al. in press) was the most effective way to obtain a higher purity of the quartz OSL signal. Buylaert, J.P., Murray, A.S., Thomsen, K.J., Jain, M.: The effect of preheating on the IRSL signal from feldspar. In press. - Radiat. Meas., special issue, LED08. Fuchs, M. & Lang, A. (2001): OSL dating of coarse-grain fluvial