The results of a new multispectral infrared retrieval scheme for obtaining fractional cloud cover and 11-μm emissivity are compared with those of the spatial coherence method which obtains fractional cloud cover assuming that the clouds are opaque at infrared wavelengths. Both methods are applied to 4-km NOAA advanced very high...
From 25 April through 30 October 1992, I conducted 14 waterbird and raptor censuses at Cabell Marsh. I observed 33 waterbird taxa and seven raptor species, including hatch-year individuals of five waterbird species. The records for each census are given.
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The purpose of this study was to compare Far Eastern
influences on Western women's dress as represented in both
a high fashion and mass fashion magazine between 1910 and
1925. Vogue was selected as the high fashion magazine and
Ladies Home Journal as the mass fashion magazine. The
The purpose of this study was to compare the levels of bone
mineral density (BMD) of the whole body (WB) and proximal
femurs of physically active men with spinal cord injuries (SCI) to
nonactive men with spinal cord injuries. Also, the lean muscle
mass (LMM) of active men with SCI...
The southern portion of the Kodiak-Bowie seamonnt chain in the southeastern
Gulf of Alaska presents a unique opportunity to investigate loading on young oceanic
lithosphere. Oceanic lithosphere younger than 25 Ma is loaded both by sediments in a deep
offshore trough and by seamount 100-200 km offshore. Free-air gravity anomaly...
For many years, the von Neumann bottleneck has imposed speed limits on the execution of a program. Because of their sequential nature, von Neumann computers can only execute a single instruction at a time. Instructions that are side-effect free and can be executed in parallel must wait. In an effort...
Sod-seeding techniques offer graziers a convenient way to introduce superior grass cultivars into underproductive permanent pastures. Production loss and erosion are minimized. In conjunction with improved grazing management and fertilization, renovation can significantly improve yield and quality of pastures. Existent vegetation must be suppressed prior to introducing new cultivars. This...
Zimbabwe's Communal Areas Management Program For Indigenous
Resources (CAMPFIRE), is a grassroots natural resource management
initiative that promotes utilization of natural resources as an
economic and sustainable land use option in Zimbabwe's rural areas.
Currently the program focuses on wildlife utilization as a
development intervention to improve the economic livelihood...
Summaries from 49 published articles on tree volume and taper equations are presented for 39 tree species found in California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, southeast Alaska, Idaho, and western Montana. The summaries are organized by species and then by type of equation (volume or taper). Each summary describes the types...
In competitive swimming a spread in time of only 0.10,
and 0.16 seconds constituted the difference between
finishing second and seventh, and first and eighth,
respectively, in the women's 50 yard freestyle at the 1993
NCAA Division III National Swimming & Diving Championships.
Based on data collected over a period...
An approach for developing a computer-based aid to
assist in monitoring and assessing nuclear power plant
status during situations requiring emergency response has
been developed. It is based on the representation of
regulatory requirements and plant-specific systems and
instrumentation in the form of hierarchical rules. Making
use of inferencing techniques...
This study concerns the use of a discrete-event
simulation model for analyzing the production of a
mechanized forest harvest system. The simulation models a
field collection data set of a harvester-forwarder system
which was previously collected by the Forest Engineering
Department of Oregon State University. The computer
software consisted of...
Shrews previously recognized as Sorex monticolus were classified
into two species (one with 14 subspecies, the other monotypic) on
the basis of a morphometric analysis of 3610 individuals from
throughout their range. Sorex m. neomexicanus has been recognized
previously as a subspecies of Sorex monticolus but is recognized
An oscillating plasma glow discharge detector for gas
chromatography is used to obtain fingerprint information
about an analyte by combining both the average cell
current and oscillation frequency signals. Five homologs
each of the n-alkanes, 1-alkenes, 1-alkynes, 2-ketones and
aldehydes are studied. Although triplicate determinations
had some scatter due to...
In an earlier paper we developed an intermediate representation for languages based on composition, and showed how the representation could facilitate generating code for functional languages, such as FP. In this paper we follow the same philosophical approach, using instead the applicative language APL. Further, we show how this intermediate...
Large woody debris (LWD) consists of boles, root wads and large branches that
enter the stream through a variety of processes including senescence, wind throw, bank
failure, fire, and debris torrents brought on by flood events. Within the stream, LWD
provides significant benefits to aquatic organisms by contributing nutrients, providing...
Separation and isolation of organic analytes from environmental matrices such as soils,
water, plant, or animal tissue has traditionally involved the use of liquid solvent extractions.
Solvent-based extraction methods are often time-consuming, difficult to automate, and use
expensive solvents that generate hazardous waste and working conditions. The need for a...
In February 1994, EPA proposed to "refine" its carbon monoxide (CO) hot spot model,
CAL3QHC, to increase its accuracy and reliability. Currently, this proposal includes
using hourly meteorological data recorded at airports near the modeling sites instead of
the worst case conditions now recommended as a modeling default. The analysis...
A continuous process for the production of ceramic materials has been studied.
This method reacted metal and oxidizer in a diffusionally controlled process,
demonstrated by reacting a magnesium particle stream and hot water vapor. Many small
rich hydrogen/air diffusion flames provide an atmosphere of hot water vapor, hydrogen,
Distance-based algorithms are machine learning algorithms that classify queries
by computing distances between these queries and a number of internally stored
exemplars. Exemplars that are closest to the query have the largest in
the classi cation assigned to the query. Two speci c distance-based algorithms, the
This study investigated the job satisfaction of
elementary school counselors in the Pacific Northwest,
defined as Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The purpose of
the study was to (a) describe current elementary counselor
characteristics, duties and functions; (b) determine the
overall level of job satisfaction of elementary school
counselors; (c) investigate...
The purpose of this research was to explore
non-persistence by vocational students in the College of Career
and Vocational Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
A cohort of 156 students were identified and tracked from fall
1989 through spring 1992.
In the first part of the study, using the...
The purpose of this study was to determine if the inferences derived from
the Kingore Observation Inventory as a screening device are sufficiently valid for
the identification of potentially gifted youngsters. Differences in predicting the
WISC-III Full Scale IQ scores and/or percentile ranks using the KOI were
Eight years (1980-87) of twice-daily high-resolution radiosonde data from
a tropical mid-Pacific island station are analyzed to generate time series of the
planetary boundary layer (PBL) top pressure, an ageostrophic parameter (related to
the divergence), and a parameter of mean PBL specific humidity. Sample spectra
of these time series are...
There were 21 days with observations during 30 January-21 May 1974. Herons were already displaying on January 30, so nesting activity can occur much earlier than has been supposed. A yearling was often seen at the nests, but most nesting activity was by adults. Although eggs were laid in at...
Nine west-northwest-trending faults on the continental margin of
Oregon and Washington, between 43° 05'N and 470 20'N latitude, have been
mapped using seismic reflection, sidescan sonar, submersibles, and swath
bathymetry. Five of these oblique faults are found on both the Juan de Fuca
and North American plates, and offset abyssal...
The adsorption kinetics exhibited by selected charge mutants of T4 lysozyme at
silanized silica surfaces were monitored with in situ ellipsometry. Mutant lysozymes were
produced by substitution of lysine (Lys) with glutamic acid (Glu). Each substitution
resulted in a decrease in the net charge of the protein by 2 units....
I studied sexual segregation in mule deer (Odocoileus
hemionus) and white-tailed deer (Q. virginianus) in
different environments and at different population
densities to test the hypothesis that sexual segregation
occurs in ungulates as the result of different
reproductive strategies; females select habitat and behave
in manners primarily designed to promote...
Alias periods and wavelengths for the M2, S2, N2, K1, O1, and P1 tidal constituents are calculated for TOPEX/POSEIDON. Alias wavelengths calculated in previous studies are shown to be in error, and a correct method is presented. With the exception of the K1 constituent, all of these tidal aliases for...
The shallow sections of most holes drilled during Ocean Drilling Program Leg 139 contain alkenones derived from prymnesiophyte algae. The alkenones indicate a paleotemperature of the photic zone in the upper ocean during primary carbon fixation of 7°-15°C, with an average of 10.7°C. Based on laboratory hydrous pyrolyses these alkenones...
There are a number of well known techniques for extracting parallelism from a given program. They range from hardware implementations, building restructuring compilers or reorganizing of programs so as to specify all the available parallelism. The success rate of any of the known techniques is rather poor over all types...