An evaluation of the meteorological usefulness of a maser RF
amplifier on an AN/MPS-34 X-band weather radar indicates that there
are both advantages and disadvantages to its use. The problems
associated with the maser used in this study included tuning problems,
loss of gain through loss of liquid helium and...
Twelve earthquakes off the Oregon and Northern California
coasts were used in this research to study whether faulting associated
with these quakes was of the San Andreas type as observed in
California. The first motions of the incident P and S waves recorded
at various seismic stations in the Pacific...
AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF
Verrill Joanne Rinehart for the M
Community colleges have long been thought of as the "people's
college." For some thirty years, Oregonians have looked to their 16 community
colleges as the less expensive, more accessible route to a college education.
Oregon's community colleges have traditionally had the broad mission of
providing comprehensive educational opportunities to all...
Gravity observations were made with the LaCoste-Romberg underwater
gravity meter during July and August 1962 at 149 stations
in an area 10 by 40 miles (44°10' to 44°50'N latitude and 124°
07' to 124°20'W longitude) off the north-central Oregon coast
from Heceta Head to Depoe Bay. The primary purpose of...
This research seeks to understand the influences of perception on land use around
the Mount Hood area of Oregon and evaluate how it has evolved over the past 4,000
years. The study addresses three specific questions:
1) How has the study area evolved over time into the modern landscape?
Eastern Filbert Blight, caused by Anisogramma anomala (Peck) E. Miller, was first discovered in the Pacific Northwest in 1974. Orchard experiments suggest that the fungus completes its life cycle in two years. Infection takes place from mid-January to May, mainly through mite-galled-buds infested with an Eriophyid mite, Phytocoptella avellanae Nal....
A new approximation technique to a certain class of nonlinear
filtering problems is considered in this dissertation. The method is
based on an approximation of nonlinear, partially-observable systems
by a stochastic control problem with fully observable state. The
filter development proceeds from the assumption that the
unobservables are conditionally Gaussian...
An observability problem for both deterministic and stochastic
systems is studied here.
Deterministic observability is a determination of whether every
state of the system is connected to the observation mechanism and how
it is connected, if connected. On the other hand, stochastic
observability discusses the "tightness" of the connection in...