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  1. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: I. Vertientes y arroyos del batolito de Achala, provincia de Córdoba, Argentina Geochemistry of mountain rivers in the Sierras Pampeanas: I. Springs and streams in the Achala batholith, Córdoba province, Argentina

    A. I. Pasquini; L. B. Grosso; A. P. Mangeaud; P. J. Depetris

    2002-01-01

    Se analiza la composición química de vertientes y arroyos de altura (>1100 m s.n.m.) sobre el batolito de Achala en las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba, donde la litología dominante es un monzogranito porfírico. El agua tiene una composición mayoritaria bicarbonatada/sódico-potásica a cálcica. La concentración de los elementos disueltos tiene un orden de magnitud entre 10³ y 10(7) veces inferior a la corteza continental superior y al granito dominante. La concentración de los elementos químicos ...

  2. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: I. Vertientes y arroyos del batolito de Achala, provincia de Córdoba, Argentina

    A. I. Pasquini; L. B. Grosso; A. P. Mangeaud; P. J. Depetris

    2002-01-01

    Se analiza la composición química de vertientes y arroyos de altura (>1100 m s.n.m.) sobre el batolito de Achala en las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba, donde la litología dominante es un monzogranito porfírico. El agua tiene una composición mayoritaria bicarbonatada/sódico-potásica a cálcica. La concentración de los elementos disueltos tiene un orden de magnitud entre 10³ y 10(7) veces inferior a la corteza continental superior y al granito dominante. La concentración de los elementos químicos ...

  3. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: I. Vertientes y arroyos del batolito de Achala, provincia de Córdoba, Argentina Geochemistry of mountain rivers in the Sierras Pampeanas: I. Springs and streams in the Achala batholith, Córdoba province, Argentina

    A. I. Pasquini

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la composición química de vertientes y arroyos de altura (>1100 m s.n.m. sobre el batolito de Achala en las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba, donde la litología dominante es un monzogranito porfírico. El agua tiene una composición mayoritaria bicarbonatada/sódico-potásica a cálcica. La concentración de los elementos disueltos tiene un orden de magnitud entre 10³ y 10(7 veces inferior a la corteza continental superior y al granito dominante. La concentración de los elementos químicos está vinculada con el grado de movilidad de los mismos bajo condiciones de meteorización incipiente. Los elementos más móviles (alcalinos y alcalinotérreos presentan las concentraciones más elevadas en el agua y en la roca, mientras los más inmóviles (Al, Ga, Ti, Zr, Hf, Th y tierras raras exhiben las más bajas. Ambos grupos de elementos están sujetos a un control litológico significativo. Los metales de transición, tienen solubilidades y concentraciones variables, sugiriendo la existencia de otros controles además del litológico. Los iones mayoritarios evidencian una dilución estival cercana al 60%, mientras que los elementos traza manifiestan un incremento de sus concentraciones por movilización durante el período estival. Las características geológicas de la región, junto con su condición climática semiárida, favorecen el predominio de un régimen de denudación "limitado por la meteorización", donde los procesos de erosión física predominan sobre la meteorización química. Bajo estas condiciones, las características geoquímicas del agua en la región, escasamente afectada por la actividad antrópica, ponen de manifiesto el control que ejercen la litología y el relieve sobre las mismas.The chemical composition of mountainous (>1,100 m a.s.l. springs and streams from the Achala batholith, in the Pampean Range of Córdoba, Argentina are analized; in this area, the most important lithology is porphyritic monzogranite

  4. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: I. Vertientes y arroyos del batolito de Achala, provincia de Córdoba, Argentina

    A. I. Pasquini

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la composición química de vertientes y arroyos de altura (>1100 m s.n.m. sobre el batolito de Achala en las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba, donde la litología dominante es un monzogranito porfírico. El agua tiene una composición mayoritaria bicarbonatada/sódico-potásica a cálcica. La concentración de los elementos disueltos tiene un orden de magnitud entre 10³ y 10(7 veces inferior a la corteza continental superior y al granito dominante. La concentración de los elementos químicos está vinculada con el grado de movilidad de los mismos bajo condiciones de meteorización incipiente. Los elementos más móviles (alcalinos y alcalinotérreos presentan las concentraciones más elevadas en el agua y en la roca, mientras los más inmóviles (Al, Ga, Ti, Zr, Hf, Th y tierras raras exhiben las más bajas. Ambos grupos de elementos están sujetos a un control litológico significativo. Los metales de transición, tienen solubilidades y concentraciones variables, sugiriendo la existencia de otros controles además del litológico. Los iones mayoritarios evidencian una dilución estival cercana al 60%, mientras que los elementos traza manifiestan un incremento de sus concentraciones por movilización durante el período estival. Las características geológicas de la región, junto con su condición climática semiárida, favorecen el predominio de un régimen de denudación "limitado por la meteorización", donde los procesos de erosión física predominan sobre la meteorización química. Bajo estas condiciones, las características geoquímicas del agua en la región, escasamente afectada por la actividad antrópica, ponen de manifiesto el control que ejercen la litología y el relieve sobre las mismas.

  5. La susceptibilidad magnética del batolito de Achala (Devónico, Sierra Grande de Córdoba y sus diferencias con otros granitos achalianos

    Silvana E. Geuna

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available El magmatismo devónico de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y San Luis está representado por batolitos y plutones de composición monzogranítica y forma subelíptica, emplazados en un basamento metamórfico-plutónico eopaleozoico. Se distinguen dos grupos: el primero, compuesto por granitoides con hornblenda-biotita, metaluminosos a débilmente peraluminosos; y el segundo, formado por granitoides con biotita y muscovita, peraluminosos. Ambos grupos se caracterizan respectivamente por tener magnetita e ilmenita como fases accesorias, lo cual genera propiedades magnéticas distintivas. Entre ellos, el batolito de Achala, Córdoba, con una extensión de casi 2.500 km², es un buen exponente de los granitos paramagnéticos (no magnéticos. Su mineralogía magnética fue caracterizada en cuarenta y un sitios, la mayoría de ellos en el Monzogranito Achala. Se determinó una susceptibilidad magnética promedio muy baja, 15 x 10-5 (SI, controlada por el contenido de biotita e ilmeno- hematita. Veintiún sitios mostraron remanencia magnética estable portada por hematita, que aparece como un mineral accesorio, intercrecida con discos de exsolución de (hemoilmenita. La anisotropía de susceptibilidad magnética es débil y predominan las formas obladas, como es usual en fábricas magmáticas de granitos paramagnéticos; casi no se obtuvieron lineaciones. El grado de anisotropía es mayor en zonas con cizallamiento magmático, debido al efecto de la deformación subsolidus. El magnetismo débil del monzogranito de Achala contrasta con el carácter magnético de los plutones monzograníticos porfíricos más representativos de otros batolitos de la región, como Renca, Cerro Áspero y Las Chacras-Piedras Coloradas. La virtual ausencia de magnetita, junto con la presencia de ilmeno-hematita exsuelta, indica que un enfriamiento bajo condiciones oxidantes sería el responsable del carácter paramagnético de Achala. Como consecuencia de aplicación pr

  6. La susceptibilidad magnética del batolito de Achala (Devónico, Sierra Grande de Córdoba y sus diferencias con otros granitos achalianos The magnetic susceptibility of the Achala Batholith (Devonian, Sierra Grande de Córdoba and its difference with other Achalian granites

    Silvana E. Geuna

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available El magmatismo devónico de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y San Luis está representado por batolitos y plutones de composición monzogranítica y forma subelíptica, emplazados en un basamento metamórfico-plutónico eopaleozoico. Se distinguen dos grupos: el primero, compuesto por granitoides con hornblenda-biotita, metaluminosos a débilmente peraluminosos; y el segundo, formado por granitoides con biotita y muscovita, peraluminosos. Ambos grupos se caracterizan respectivamente por tener magnetita e ilmenita como fases accesorias, lo cual genera propiedades magnéticas distintivas. Entre ellos, el batolito de Achala, Córdoba, con una extensión de casi 2.500 km², es un buen exponente de los granitos paramagnéticos (no magnéticos. Su mineralogía magnética fue caracterizada en cuarenta y un sitios, la mayoría de ellos en el Monzogranito Achala. Se determinó una susceptibilidad magnética promedio muy baja, 15 x 10-5 (SI, controlada por el contenido de biotita e ilmeno- hematita. Veintiún sitios mostraron remanencia magnética estable portada por hematita, que aparece como un mineral accesorio, intercrecida con discos de exsolución de (hemoilmenita. La anisotropía de susceptibilidad magnética es débil y predominan las formas obladas, como es usual en fábricas magmáticas de granitos paramagnéticos; casi no se obtuvieron lineaciones. El grado de anisotropía es mayor en zonas con cizallamiento magmático, debido al efecto de la deformación subsolidus. El magnetismo débil del monzogranito de Achala contrasta con el carácter magnético de los plutones monzograníticos porfíricos más representativos de otros batolitos de la región, como Renca, Cerro Áspero y Las Chacras-Piedras Coloradas. La virtual ausencia de magnetita, junto con la presencia de ilmeno-hematita exsuelta, indica que un enfriamiento bajo condiciones oxidantes sería el responsable del carácter paramagnético de Achala. Como consecuencia de aplicación pr

  7. Datos preliminares sobre el metamorfismo de la Sierra de Pie de Palo, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales (Argentina)

    Edgardo G. Baldo; Casquet, César; Galindo Francisco, Mª del Carmen

    1998-01-01

    The Sierra de Pie de Palo belongs to the Western Sierras Pampeanas. Although still poorly known in detail, the sierra consists of a relatively autochthonous sequence of shelf sediments metamorphosed to low grade (the Caucete Group) and an allochthonous complex of polymetamorphic medium-to-high grade igneous and sedimentary rocks thrust towards the west and northwest. Mylonitization is widespread. Radiometric dating by different methods (U-Pb, 4°Ar/39Ar and K-Ar) suggests that at l...

  8. Datos preliminares sobre el metamorfismo de la Sierra de Pie de Palo, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales (Argentina)

    Edgardo G. Baldo; Casquet Martín, César; Galindo, Carmen

    1997-01-01

    The Sierra de Pie de Palo belongs to the Western Sierras Pampeanas. Although still poorly known in detail, the sierra consists of a relatively autochthonous sequence of shelf sediments metamorphosed to low grade (the Caucete Group) and an allochthonous complex of polymetamorphic medium-to-high grade igneous and sedimentary rocks thrust towards the west and northwest. Mylonitization is widespread. Radiometric dating by different methods (U-Pb, 40Ar/39Ar and K-Ar) suggests that at least two tec...

  9. Active tectonics in the Argentine Precordillera and Western Sierras Pampeanas

    L.L. Siame

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The Andean foreland of western Argentina (28°S-33°S corresponds to retroarc deformations associated with the ongoing flat subduction of the Nazca plate beneath the South American lithosphere. This region is characterized by high levels of seismic activity and crustal active faulting. To improve earthquake source identification and characterization in the San Juan region, data from seismology, structural geology and quantitative geomorphology were integrated and combined to provide a seismotectonic model. In this seismotectonic model, the Andean back-arc of western Argentina can be regarded as an obliquely converging foreland where Plio-Quaternary deformations are partitioned between strike-slip and thrust motions that are localized on the E-verging, thin-skinned Argentine Precordillera, and the W-verging thick-skinned Sierras Pampeanas, respectively. In this seismotectonic model, the Sierra Pie de Palo appears to be a key structure playing a major role in the partitioning of the Plio-Quaternary deformations.

  10. Active deformation in the northern Sierra de Valle Fértil, Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina

    Ortiz, Gustavo; Alvarado, Patricia; Fosdick, Julie C.; Perucca, Laura; Saez, Mauro; Venerdini, Agostina

    2015-12-01

    The Western Sierras Pampeanas region in the San Juan Province is characterized by thick-skinned deformation with approximately N-S trending ranges of average heights of 2500 m and a high frequency occurrence of seismic activity. Its location to the east of the mainly thin-skinned tectonics of the Argentine Precordillera fold-and-thrust belt suggests that at 30°S, deformation is concentrated in a narrow zone involving these two morphostructural units. In this paper, we present new apatite (U-Th)/He results (AHe) across the northern part of the Sierra de Valle Fértil (around 30°S) and analyze them in a framework of thermochronologic available datasets. We found Pliocene AHe results for Carboniferous and Triassic strata in the northern Sierra de Valle Fértil consistent with the hypothesis of recent cooling and inferred erosional denudation concentrated along the northern end of this mountain range. Our analysis shows that this northern region may have evolved under different conditions than the central part of the Sierra de Valle Fértil. Previous studies have observed AHe ages consistent with Permian through Cretaceous cooling, indicating the middle part of the Sierra de Valle Fértil remained near surface before the Pampean slab subduction flattening process. Those studies also obtained ˜5 My cooling ages in the southern part of the Sierra de Valle Fértil, which are similar to our results in the northern end of the range. Taken together, these results suggest a pattern of young deformation in the northern and southern low elevation ends of the Sierra de Valle Fértil consistent with regions of high seismic activity, and Quaternary active faulting along the western-bounding thrust fault of the Sierra de Valle Fértil.

  11. Anfibios de las Sierras Pampeanas Centrales de Argentina: diversidad y distribución altitudinal

    Julián N. Lescano

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Amphibians from Sierras Pampeanas Centrales of Argentina: diversity and altitudinal distribution. Sierras Pampeanas Centrales (SPC mountains are located in Córdoba and San Luis provinces (Argentina and represent an area of unique biogeographic importance. In this paper we provide a synthesis about the knowledge of diversity and altitudinal distribution of anurans that inhabit SPC mountains. We compiled a species list through different information sources (field data, biological collections and bibliography. Using this information we characterize altitudinal distribution range of each species and analyze associations between species richness and composition and altitude gradient. We recorded 24 amphibians species belonging to five families. These species are heterogeneously distributed over the altitude gradient of SPC. We detect a linear negative relationship between altitude and species richness and defined assemblages associated with different altitude sectors. The results obtained in the paper represent basic information that will be useful to evaluate anthropogenic impact on this particular and fragile mountain system.

  12. Las superficies de erosión en las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba: algunas consideraciones sobre su génesis The erosional surfaces in the Sierras Pampeanas of Córdoba: some considerations on their genesis

    C.A. Beltramone

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba constituyen parte de la unidad morfoestructural Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. Se considera la existencia de una sola superficie de erosión, preservada en diferentes posiciones topográficas. Escarpas de fallas limitan las superficies de erosión reconocidas. No fueron reconocidos signos que evidencien el proceso de pedimentación en su base, ni profundos perfiles de meteorización (saprolito. Se consideran a esta superficie como una peneplanicie formada durante el Paleozoico y posteriormente desmembrada por los movimientos tectónicos que dieron lugar a la formación de las sierras de Córdoba.The Sierras Pampeanas of Cordoba (Argentina constitute part of the morphostructural eastern Sierras Pampeanas. The planation surface is preserved at different elevations of the mountain. Fault escarpments that displace the surface are recognized. There is no evidence of pediplanation at the base of the profound weathering profile (saprolite. A planation surface (peneplain formed during the Paleozoic, shows evidence of tectonic movements that affected the Sierras at the Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene.

  13. Active tectonics in the Argentine Precordillera and Western Sierras Pampeanas Tectónica activa en la Precordillera argentina y las Sierras Pampeanas occidentales

    L.L. Siame

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The Andean foreland of western Argentina (28°S-33°S corresponds to retroarc deformations associated with the ongoing flat subduction of the Nazca plate beneath the South American lithosphere. This region is characterized by high levels of seismic activity and crustal active faulting. To improve earthquake source identification and characterization in the San Juan region, data from seismology, structural geology and quantitative geomorphology were integrated and combined to provide a seismotectonic model. In this seismotectonic model, the Andean back-arc of western Argentina can be regarded as an obliquely converging foreland where Plio-Quaternary deformations are partitioned between strike-slip and thrust motions that are localized on the E-verging, thin-skinned Argentine Precordillera, and the W-verging thick-skinned Sierras Pampeanas, respectively. In this seismotectonic model, the Sierra Pie de Palo appears to be a key structure playing a major role in the partitioning of the Plio-Quaternary deformations.El antepais andino del centro-oeste de Argentina (28°S-33°S está caracterizado por deformaciones asociadas a la subducción horizontal activa de la placa de Nazca debajo de la litósfera de la placa Sudamericana. En esta región se concentra una importante actividad sísmica y fallamiento cortical activo. Para mejorar la identificación y caracterización de las fuentes sismogénicas en la región de San Juan, fueron integrados y combinados datos de sismología, geología estructural y geomorfología cuantitativa para establecer un modelo sismotectónico. El mismo considera al retroarco del oeste argentino como un antearco con convergencia oblicua donde las deformaciones plio-cuaternarias son particionadas en movimientos compresivos y de transcurrencia dextral. Dichos movimientos están localizados respectivamente en la Precordillera, una faja de pliegues y escurrimientos de cobertura con vergencia hacia el este, y en las Sierras

  14. Geochemical interpretation of gamma-ray spectrometry images from the Achala granite (Cordoba, Argentina)

    Data of an old spectrometry gamma-ray survey carried out in the Sierras Pampeanas Range by the National Atomic Energy Commission (Argentina) were reprocessed to obtain a corrected digital archive. The geochemical interpretation of the 250 x 250 meters spectrometric grids from the Achala batholith area was based on the behaviour of the radioelements in a peraluminous magma. Spectrometric maps of potassium, uranium, thorium and their ratios were used. In particular, the Th grid was very useful to define the primary magmatic evolution of the granitoids. K and U correlate roughly with Th distribution. The observed positive correlation between Th and U is thought to be the result of surficial leaching of U from uraninite. Finally, U/Th ratio allows to determine both, the magmatic evolution of the rocks and the mineral phase responsible for U content. (author)

  15. La actividad neotectónica en la sierra Baja de San Marcos - Cruz del Eje, flanco occidental de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales

    A Massabie; Sanguinetti, A; G Lo Forte; Cegarra, M.

    2003-01-01

    El área pedemontana de San Marcos Sierra-Cruz del Eje constituye, en la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina, una comarca clave para el análisis neotectónico en las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. En esta región se han realizado estudios centrados en la unidad morfoestructural sierra Baja de San Marcos donde, aplicando un control múltiple de datos estructurales, geomorfológicos, sedimentológicos, paleontológicos y radimétricos, se ha determinado temporal y espacialmente la evolución de la actividad ...

  16. Estratigrafía de la cuenca de vinchina (terciario, sierras pampeanas, provincia de la Rioja Stratigraphy of the Vinchina basin (Tertiary, Sierras Pampeanas, La Rioja province

    Patricia L Cioccili

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca de Vinchina, en el noroeste de la provincia de La Rioja, conforma uno de los depocentros cenozoicos del antepaís fracturado (broken foreland en el segmento de Sierras Pampeanas-Famatina-Precordillera-Cordillera Frontal de los Andes. Las fases iniciales del relleno de la cuenca están representadas por delgados depósitos de sistemas fluviales y lacustres efímeros asignados a la Formación Puesto La Flecha (Paleoceno-Eoceno Temprano, la cual es cubierta en forma neta por sedimentitas eólicas de la Formación Vallecito (Eoceno. Por encima, mediante una leve discordancia erosiva, se encuentra la Formación Vinchina (Oligoceno-Mioceno Temprano? dominada por secuencias generadas en sistemas fluviales areno-pelíticos y arenoconglomerádicos depositados bajo condiciones de clima semiárido. Dentro de esta unidad se ha diferenciado el miembro inferior, dominado por depósitos areno-pelíticos, y el superior que cubre al anterior mediante una superficie erosiva de bajo ángulo tapizada por niveles de ortoconglomerados polimícticos (discordancias progresivas. La Formación Toro Negro (Mioceno-Plioceno Temprano cubre mediante una discordancia erosiva a la Formación Vinchina. El miembro inferior de la Formación Toro Negro está dominado por depósitos areno-pelíticos sedimentados en sistemas fluviales anastomosados con baja proporción de conglomerados. Por su parte, el miembro superior, que cubre mediante una leve discordancia erosiva a la unidad infrayacente, está constituido por depósitos conglomerádicos correspondientes a sistemas fluviales entrelazados y a bajadas dominadas por flujos canalizados. Finalmente, se encuentran los depósitos de abanicos aluviales de la Formación El Corral (Plioceno. Este nuevo cuadro estratigráfico para la cuenca de Vinchina permite establecer la conexión en su estadio inicial con la cuenca de La Troya, para luego evolucionar en forma independiente (antepaís fracturado.The Vinchina Basin, in the

  17. La estructura ándica de las Sierras Pampeanas basada en los mecanismos focales de terremotos en su región noroeste The Andean structure of the Sierras Pampeanas based on earthquake focal mechanisms in their northwestern region

    Patricia Alvarado

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El modelado de formas de ondas sísmicas de banda ancha de redes globales y de Chile para dos terremotos corticales moderados de la región noroeste de las Sierras Pampeanas ha permitido caracterizar sus mecanismos focales, profundidades hipocentrales y características sismotectónicas. El terremoto de magnitud Mw 5.8 del 28 de mayo de 2002 localizado en el flanco oriental de la sierra de Velasco y el terremoto Mw 6.2 del 7 de setiembre de 2004 con epicentro en la parte sudoccidental de la sierra de Ambato muestran profundidades focales someras de 10 y 8 km, respectivamente. Estos resultados combinados con la sismicidad histórica de la región permiten esbozar la estructura profunda de las Sierras Pampeanas en la región estudiada. El análisis sismológico efectuado en forma conjunta con la interpretación de la estructura superficial y los estudios neotectónicos previos permiten descartar mecanismos extensionales o de deformación mediante desplazamiento de rumbo como los responsables de la estructuración actual de las sierras de Ambato y Velasco. Se realiza la comparación entre el vector de velocidad de convergencia entre las placas de Nazca y Sudamericana, y los vectores relativos de velocidades de GPS en la región de estudio con la sumatoria del tensor momento sísmico para la mayor liberación de energía sísmica de sismos corticales ocurridos en la región en los últimos 30 años. Esta comparación predice una rotación horaria de 50º del eje de máxima compresión (eje P promedio respecto de la orientación hacia el noreste de la convergencia mencionada y muestra una importante partición de la deformación. Se interpreta que esta partición está controlada por la fábrica eopaleozoica del basamento, que ha regulado la orientación y vergencia de las fallas andinas.Modeling of broadband seismic waveforms recorded by global and Chilean networks for two moderate crustal earthquakes of the northwestern Sierras Pampeanas shows

  18. The geodynamic evolution of the eastern Sierras Pampeanas based on geochemical, Sm-Nd, Pb-Pb and SHRIMP data

    Drobe, M; Lopez de Luchi, M; Steenken, A;

    2011-01-01

    , have been carried out to unravel the provenance and the geodynamic history of the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas, Central Argentina. The geochemical and the Sm–Nd data point to a slightly stronger mafic and less-fractionated material in the provenance area of the Sierras de Co´rdoba when compared...... to the other units. The TDM model ages from the Sierras de Chepes (*1.82 Ga) and the Sierra Norte (*1.79 Ga) are significantly older than the data from the Sierras de Córdoba (1.67 Ga). The Pb data are homogeneous for the different units. Only the 208Pb/204Pb ratios of some samples from the Sierras de Co......´rdoba are higher. A late Pampean detrital zircon peak around 520 Ma from the Sierras de Chepes is in accordance with the new data from the San Luis Formation. This is similar to the literature data from the Famatina Belt located to the northwest of the Sierras de Chepes and also fits the detrital zircon peaks...

  19. La actividad neotectónica en la sierra Baja de San Marcos - Cruz del Eje, flanco occidental de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales Neotectonic activity in the Sierra Baja de San Marcos-Cruz del Eje area, west flank of Sierras Pampeanas Orientales

    A Massabie; Sanguinetti, A; G Lo Forte; Cegarra, M.

    2003-01-01

    El área pedemontana de San Marcos Sierra-Cruz del Eje constituye, en la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina, una comarca clave para el análisis neotectónico en las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. En esta región se han realizado estudios centrados en la unidad morfoestructural sierra Baja de San Marcos donde, aplicando un control múltiple de datos estructurales, geomorfológicos, sedimentológicos, paleontológicos y radimétricos, se ha determinado temporal y espacialmente la evolución de la actividad ...

  20. Los diques comendíticos de Papachacra (Catamarca: magmatismo peralcalino en sierras Pampeanas orientales The comenditic dikes from Papachacra (Catamarca: peralkaline magmatism in Eastern Sierras Pampeanas

    Fernando Colombo

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available En Papachacra (Provincia de Catamarca, NO de Argentina hay un plutón compuesto por varios tipos diferentes de granitoides de tipo A con afinidad alcalina. Las rocas más tardías son riolitas peralcalinas (comenditas, que forman diques de hasta 50 cm atravesando el granito biotítico El Portezuelo, el cual está genéticamente desvinculado. Tienen textura porfírica y están compuestas por fenocristales de feldespato potásico (Or97-98 Ab2-3 y egirina (Ac94-98 en una mesostasis afanítica de cuarzo, feldespato potásico, albita, egirina y anfíbol litífero relacionado a la flúor-ferro-leakeíta. Los minerales accesorios son ilmenita, magnetita, óxidos del grupo del pirocloro, epidoto rico en tierras raras, zircón intersticial, monacita- (Ce y un óxido de Nb-Y-Fe no identificado. El contenido de SiO2 varía entre 68,28 y 69,33%, con muy bajo Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr y Eu, y altas concentraciones de Nb (399-409 ppm, Ta (16-34 ppm, Th (46-84 ppm, Y (101-192 ppm, Zn (280-320 ppm, Ga (42-47 ppm y especialmente Zr (2324-3000 ppm. Las comenditas se intruyeron durante un evento magmático anorogénico. Un estudio isotópico (Rb-Sr de reconocimiento hecho a rocas relacionadas indica una edad de 295 + 8 Ma, con una relación 87Sr/86Sr inicial cercana a 0,7041, lo que apunta a una fuente del manto sublitosférico o la base de la corteza inferior. Estas rocas pertenecen a la clase A1 de granitos de tipo A, sugiriendo un origen relacionado a rifting o a puntos calientes, y sus relaciones de elementos trazas muestran afinidades con fundidos relacionados a basaltos de islas oceánicas. En este sentido son diferentes de todos los granitos de tipo A post-devónicos descriptos en Sierras Pampeanas Orientales.In Papachacra (Catamarca Province, NW Argentina there is a pluton composed of several different A-type granitoids that show alkaline affinities. The latest rocks are peralkaline rhyolites (comendites, which form dikes up to 50 cm thick cross-cutting the

  1. Regional polyphase deformation of the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas (Argentina Andean foreland): strengths and weaknesses of paleostress inversion

    Traforti, Anna; Zampieri, Dario; Massironi, Matteo; Viola, Giulio; Alvarado, Patricia; Di Toro, Giulio

    2016-04-01

    The Eastern Sierras Pampeanas of central Argentina are composed of a series of basement-cored ranges, located in the Andean foreland c. 600 km east of the Andean Cordillera. Although uplift of the ranges is partly attributed to the regional Neogene evolution (Ramos et al. 2002), many questions remain as to the timing and style of deformation. In fact, the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas show compelling evidence of a long lasting brittle history (spanning the Early Carboniferous to Present time), characterised by several deformation events reflecting different tectonic regimes. Each deformation phase resulted in further strain increments accommodated by reactivation of inherited structures and rheological anisotropies (Martino 2003). In the framework of such a polyphase brittle tectonic evolution affecting highly anisotropic basement rocks, the application of paleostress inversion methods, though powerful, suffers from some shortcomings, such as the likely heterogeneous character of fault slip datasets and the possible reactivation of even highly misoriented structures, and thus requires careful analysis. The challenge is to gather sufficient fault-slip data, to develop a proper understanding of the regional evolution. This is done by the identification of internally consistent fault and fracture subsets (associated to distinct stress states on the basis of their geometric and kinematic compatibility) in order to generate a chronologically-constrained evolutionary conceptual model. Based on large fault-slip datasets collected in the Sierras de Cordoba (Eastern Sierras Pampeanas), reduced stress tensors have been generated and interpreted as part of an evolutionary model by considering the obtained results against: (i) existing K-Ar illite ages of fault gouges in the study area (Bense et al. 2013), (ii) the nature and orientation of pre-existing anisotropies and (iii) the present-day stress field due to the convergence of the Nazca and South America plates (main shortening

  2. Hidroquímica de ríos de montaña (Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina): elementos mayoritarios disueltos Hydrochemistry of Mountainous Rivers (Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina): dissolved major elements

    Karina L. Lecomte; M. Gabriela García; Stella M Fórmica; Depetris, Pedro J.

    2011-01-01

    Las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba constituyen un sitio importante para el estudio de sistemas hídricos por su importancia socio-económico-cultural. Allí se originan redes de drenajes muy importantes que proveen agua potable a la población del este y del oeste de las sierras. Litológicamente el área de estudio está representada por granitoides del Batolito de Achala (cuenca alta y media), y por gneises y sedimentos modernos aguas abajo. El clima es semiárido con precipitaciones medias anuales d...

  3. Comparative seismic and petrographic crustal study between the Western and Eastern Sierras Pampeanas region (31°S

    P. Alvarado

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The ancient Sierras Pampeanas in the central west part of Argentina are a seismically active region in the back-arc of the Andes. Their crystalline basement cored uplifts extend up to 800 km east of the oceanic trench over the flat subduction segment of the Nazca plate. Approximately 40 felt crustal earthquakes, are reported per year for this region. Historic and modern seismicity indicates that the Western Sierras Pampeanas (WSP have more crustal earthquakes of greater-size than the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas (ESP. Remarkable changes in composition and structure also characterize the WSP and ESP basements. We have quantitatively compared both regions using seismological constrains. A recent regional study of moderate earthquakes shows reverse and thrust focal mechanisms occurring at depths down to 25 km in the WSP. In contrast, the ESP have reverse and strike-slip focal mechanisms of shallower depths (< 10 km. A seismic velocity structure of Vp 6.4 km/s, Vp/Vs ~1.80, and thickness 50 km, best represents the WSP crust. The ESP crust is characterized by Vp 6.0 km/s, Vp/Vs < 1.70, and thickness 30 km. These seismological determinations correlate with the interpretation of a different origin for the western and eastern terranes. The WSP show seismic properties indicative of a more mafic-ultramafic thick crust consistent with an oceanic island-arc and back-arc formation. The ESP show crustal seismic properties consistent with a higher silica content and with a formation by the collision of a continental terrane.

  4. Granitoides peraluminosos de mina San Antonio (Tungsteno, sierra de Vinquis norte, sierras Pampeanas

    José E Lazarte

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Se estudian los granitoides aflorantes en los alrededores de Mina San Antonio (tungsteno, en el extremo norte de la sierra de Vinquis, departamento de Belén, Catamarca. Se caracterizan tres unidades de granitos s.s., peraluminosos. El Granito Piedra Overa es un sienogranito de dos micas, con altos contenidos de P2O5 y Th, y bajos de Sr, tierras raras pesadas e Y. El Granito Vinquis Norte es un sienogranito biotítico, con contenidos de Y levemente altos y bajos de Sr y elementos de tierras raras. El Granito Mina San Antonio es un sienogranito muscovítico, con alto contenido de P2O5, y levemente alto de Y, y bajos contenidos de Ba, Sr y elementos de tierras raras. Ninguno de los cuerpos presenta altos valores de elementos de mena. Los cuerpos de Vinquis Norte y Mina San Antonio presentan rasgos de consanguinidad. El P habría jugado un papel importante en la fertilidad metalogenética del conjunto, evidente por la presencia de las vetas, la queda expresada en los parámetros de la anomalía de Eu y el perfil de elementos de tierras raras. normalizado.

  5. Los diques comendíticos de Papachacra (Catamarca: magmatismo peralcalino en sierras Pampeanas orientales

    Fernando Colombo

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available En Papachacra (Provincia de Catamarca, NO de Argentina hay un plutón compuesto por varios tipos diferentes de granitoides de tipo A con afinidad alcalina. Las rocas más tardías son riolitas peralcalinas (comenditas, que forman diques de hasta 50 cm atravesando el granito biotítico El Portezuelo, el cual está genéticamente desvinculado. Tienen textura porfírica y están compuestas por fenocristales de feldespato potásico (Or97-98 Ab2-3 y egirina (Ac94-98 en una mesostasis afanítica de cuarzo, feldespato potásico, albita, egirina y anfíbol litífero relacionado a la flúor-ferro-leakeíta. Los minerales accesorios son ilmenita, magnetita, óxidos del grupo del pirocloro, epidoto rico en tierras raras, zircón intersticial, monacita- (Ce y un óxido de Nb-Y-Fe no identificado. El contenido de SiO2 varía entre 68,28 y 69,33%, con muy bajo Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr y Eu, y altas concentraciones de Nb (399-409 ppm, Ta (16-34 ppm, Th (46-84 ppm, Y (101-192 ppm, Zn (280-320 ppm, Ga (42-47 ppm y especialmente Zr (2324-3000 ppm. Las comenditas se intruyeron durante un evento magmático anorogénico. Un estudio isotópico (Rb-Sr de reconocimiento hecho a rocas relacionadas indica una edad de 295 + 8 Ma, con una relación 87Sr/86Sr inicial cercana a 0,7041, lo que apunta a una fuente del manto sublitosférico o la base de la corteza inferior. Estas rocas pertenecen a la clase A1 de granitos de tipo A, sugiriendo un origen relacionado a rifting o a puntos calientes, y sus relaciones de elementos trazas muestran afinidades con fundidos relacionados a basaltos de islas oceánicas. En este sentido son diferentes de todos los granitos de tipo A post-devónicos descriptos en Sierras Pampeanas Orientales.

  6. Comparative seismic and petrographic crustal study between the Western and Eastern Sierras Pampeanas region (31°S Estudio sísmico y petrográfico cortical comparativo entre las Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales y Orientales (31°S

    P. Alvarado

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The ancient Sierras Pampeanas in the central west part of Argentina are a seismically active region in the back-arc of the Andes. Their crystalline basement cored uplifts extend up to 800 km east of the oceanic trench over the flat subduction segment of the Nazca plate. Approximately 40 felt crustal earthquakes, are reported per year for this region. Historic and modern seismicity indicates that the Western Sierras Pampeanas (WSP have more crustal earthquakes of greater-size than the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas (ESP. Remarkable changes in composition and structure also characterize the WSP and ESP basements. We have quantitatively compared both regions using seismological constrains. A recent regional study of moderate earthquakes shows reverse and thrust focal mechanisms occurring at depths down to 25 km in the WSP. In contrast, the ESP have reverse and strike-slip focal mechanisms of shallower depths (Los antiguos bloques montañosos de las Sierras Pampeanas del centro-oeste argentino constituyen una región sísmicamente activa en la zona andina de trasarco. Estos bloques de basamento cristalino afloran hasta 800 km al este de la trinchera oceánica sobre el segmento de subducción horizontal. Más de 40 sismos «sentidos», son reportados por año para esta región. La distribución de la sismicidad moderna e histórica, muestra que las Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales experimentan más sismos de mayor magnitud que las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. Geológicamente, existen marcados contrastes en la composición litológica y estructura del basamento en ambas regiones. Un estudio sismológico reciente indica que las Sierras Pampeanas occidentales son más activas sísmicamente que las orientales, con mecanismos focales inversos que alcanzan profundidades de hasta 25 km. Las Sierras Pampeanas orientales presentan mecanismos focales inversos y de desplazamiento de rumbo con profundidades focales < 10 km. Diferentes estructuras corticales de

  7. El magmatismo neopaleozoico en la Sierra de La Huerta, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales, provincia de San Juan: los pórfidos Marayes Viejo y El Arriero

    B. Castro de Machuca

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Dos cuerpos porfíricos subvolcánicos asignados al ciclo magmático gondwánico intruyen al basamento cristalino de la sierra de La Huerta, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales, en el área de la quebrada El Arriero (Dacita El Arriero y en el sector de Marayes Viejo (Andesita Marayes Viejo. Se trata de rocas andesíticas a dacíticas de medio a alto K y con afinidad calcoalcalina. Para la Dacita El Arriero se determinó una edad Ar/Ar sobre biotita de 299,9 ± 3,6 Ma y para la Andesita Marayes Viejo una edad K/Ar sobre roca total de 259 ± 13 Ma. La edad obtenida en la Dacita El Arriero constituye la manifestación más temprana del magmatismo neopaleozoico en este sector de las Sierras Pampeanas, y pone en evidencia una actividad volcánica continua a partir del Carbonífero Superior hasta la base del Triásico Inferior. Los estudios efectuados indican que la Andesita Marayes Viejo y la Dacita El Arriero son rocas consanguíneas y tienen signaturas geoquímicas y patrones de tierras raras típicos de arco volcánico consistentes con una zona de subducción activa durante el Neopaleozoico. Sobre la base de la petrología, geoquímica y edades radimétricas, estas litologías pueden ser correlacionadas con volcanitas andesíticas de la Formación Punta del Agua, en la Precordillera de La Rioja.

  8. La actividad neotectónica en la sierra Baja de San Marcos - Cruz del Eje, flanco occidental de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales

    A Massabie

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available El área pedemontana de San Marcos Sierra-Cruz del Eje constituye, en la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina, una comarca clave para el análisis neotectónico en las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. En esta región se han realizado estudios centrados en la unidad morfoestructural sierra Baja de San Marcos donde, aplicando un control múltiple de datos estructurales, geomorfológicos, sedimentológicos, paleontológicos y radimétricos, se ha determinado temporal y espacialmente la evolución de la actividad neotectónica del fallamiento andino. Se presentan evidencias sobre la reactivación cuaternaria tardía de la Falla Sierra Baja de San Marcos, conspicua falla inversa de vergencia occidental con componentes de desplazamiento de rumbo y de inclinación, enlazando los episodios tectónicos con las modificaciones del paisaje. Estas modificaciones son expresadas por los depósitos de endicamiento del río Quilpo, por los niveles aterrazados, vinculados a los cauces actuales de los ríos de la Costa (San Marcos y Quilpo, y por los cambios en su desarrollo de la red de avenamiento principal de la región. La edad 14C corregida de 2.560±120 aap, obtenida para los sedimentos del endicamiento permite acotar un primer episodio de actividad, Holoceno tardío, de la Falla Sierra Baja de San Marcos. Las observaciones efectuadas sobre la misma estructura, en una trinchera excavada para su investigación, confirman su extensión hacia el noroeste, dan evidencias sobre una segunda etapa de movimientos en el Holoceno tardío y determinan sus características estructurales comunes a otras fallas con actividad neotectónica estudiadas en las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales, las cuales responden a una mecánica transpresiva.

  9. La formación Chango Real (NW de Sierras Pampeanas, República Argentina), ejemplo del magmatismo paleozoico (Cambrico?). Diferencias geoquímicas con batolitos ordovicicos

    Lazarte, J. E.

    1992-01-01

    Chango Real Formation is part of Lower Paleozoic magmatism in Sierras Pampeanas Range, Northwestern Argentina. It is a biotitic, granitic ortogneiss, peraluminous, calcalkaline from Cambrian(?), different from others Ordovician batholiths. The origin of the magma was in a convergent active margin of plate, generated in the middle crust. It evolved by fractional crystallization (the last stage ended at 4 kb and 680º C) and was deformed during Famatinian Cycle (Ordovician-Silurian).L...

  10. New fission-track ages of mio-pliocene tuffs in the Sierras Pampeanas and Precordillera of Argentina

    Fission-track dates were determined for 18 volcanic tuff horizons located in nine Neogene foreland basin sequences distributed throughout the Precordillera and Sierras Pampeanas of Northwestern Argentina, an area of nearly horizontal subduction. These and other data indicate that a lower age limit for the sedimentary sequences studied is approximately 17 Ma. Therefore these fission-track dates constrain both the history of volcanic activity and the time of deposition in several foreland basins from the middle Miocene to Recent. Although the dates range from 3.6±0.8 Ma to 17.0±1.9 Ma, there is a marked increase in the number of ashes younger than 9 Ma. This implies that two distinct episodes of volcanic activity affected the region. The source of some of these tuffs is unknown but they are probably limited to the 'flat-slab' region between 27 deg and 32 deg S. Tuffs at Rio Blanco and Santa Florentina that are spatially associated with the Mogotes dacite domes of the Famatina Range represented magmatism bracketed from about 7 to 4 Ma in the region underlain by the flat-subducted plate. The stratigraphic relations in the basins show that the faulting that uplifted Sierra de Famatina was contemporaneous with the volcanism which reached the surface along the bounding faults. (Author)

  11. Nuevas edades radimétricas para la Formación Toro Negro en la Sierra de los Colorados, Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales, provincia de La Rioja New radiometric ages for the Toro Negro Fromation in the Sierra de los Colorados, northwestern Sierras Pampeanas

    P.L. Ciccioli

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se dan a conocer nuevas edades radimétricas obtenidas por el método K/Ar roca total sobre dos niveles de tobas vítreas de la parte media-superior de la Formación Toro Negro en la sierra de los Colorados, Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales (provincia de La Rioja. Las edades 8,6 ± 0,3 Ma y 6,8 ± 0,2 Ma ubican a la Formación Toro Negro en el Mioceno superior modificando así la edad pliocena establecida anteriormente. Los valores obtenidos presentan un alto grado de confiabilidad, dado que se tratan de tobas vítreas las cuales no tienen ningún signo de retransporte, contaminación ni alteración diagenética. Los niveles de tobas han sido mapeados y georeferenciados con coordenadas obtenidas con GPS. Las muestras presentan una precisa ubicación en la columna estratigráfica y se encuentran lo suficientemente próximas de manera de controlar indirectamente los valores obtenidos.New absolute ages derived from whole rock K/Ar dating of two vitric tuffs collected from the upper-middle part of the Toro Negro Formation in the outcrops of the Sierra de Los Colorados, Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales (La Rioja Province are presented herein. The obtained values of 8,6 ± 0,3 Ma and 6,8 ± 0,2 Ma respectively, indicate an Upper Miocene age and challenge the previous Pliocene age proposed for this unit. The results presented here have a high degree of confidence because they do not show evidences of reworking, mixing with terrigenous clastics nor diagenetic alteration. The tuff levels were mapped and georeferenced using GPS coordinates and their close location in the stratigraphic column provides an additional control for the obtained ages.

  12. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: II. El río Los Reartes, sierra de Comenchingones, provincia de Córdoba Geochemistry of mountain rivers in the Sierras Pampeanas: II. Los Reartes River, Sierra de Comenchingones, Province of Córdoba.

    Andrea I. Pasquini; Karina L. Lecomte; Pedro J. Depetris

    2004-01-01

    Se analiza la hidrogeoquímica de la cuenca del río Los Reartes, un típico sistema hídrico montañoso de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba. La litología dominante está representada por rocas graníticas y gnéisicas del basamento. La altitud máxima es de 2.400 m s.n.m. y la mínima de 670 m s.n.m. Las pendientes decrecen desde el 20% en las nacientes hasta inferiores al 6% en las áreas bajas. El clima es semiárido con una concentración estival de las precipitaciones. El pH de las aguas varía de 6,9...

  13. Time constraints on the tectonic evolution of the eastern Sierras Pampeanas (Central Argentina)

    Siegesmund, Siegfried; Steenken, A; Martino, R D;

    2010-01-01

    cycle in the neighbouring Sierra de San Luis and has not affected the titanite ages. The PTt evolution can be correlated with the plate tectonic processes responsible for the formation of the Pampean orogene, i.e., the accretion of the Pampean basement to the Río de La Plata craton (M2) and the later...

  14. Las fajas de deformación dúctil de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba: Una reseña general

    2003-01-01

    Se describen dieciseis fajas de deformación dúctil, reconocidas hasta el momento en las sierras de Córdoba, atendiendo a su extensión, límites, descripción general de las rocas de falla que la conforman, estructura interna y se da un significado tectónico que permite asignarlas a cuatro grupos. (1) Fajas transcurrentes dextrales paralelas al arco magmático precámbrico-cámbrico, relacionadas con la subducción pampeana durante el Cámbrico inferior. (2) Fajas de desenraizamiento del Orógeno Pamp...

  15. Los granitos peraluminosos de las Sierras de Vinquis, Cerro Negro y Zapata (Sierras Pampeanas, provincia de Catamarca, Argentina

    Medina, M. E.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available The studied plutons are close to several batholiths of this region, as Sierra de Mazán and other, but with some mineralogical peculiarities. The magmatic cordierite, common in proximate places, is scarce, as sillimanite, while the andalusite is very rare, with few tourmaline. Fluorite and allanite are also typical accasories only in the granites of the Sierra de Zapata. All plutons are peraluminous of potassic tendency, with cortical affinity.The interpretation of the geochemical values distinguishes between granites of different maturity, emplaced under a predominant influence of active margin for Cerro Negro and Vinquis, while the batholith of Zapata has, below these concepts, a marked feature of within plate.The mineralogical associations suggest that the granites of Cerro Negro and Vinquis were emplaced to pressures of 2 kb or less and temperature of 650º C, while the granites of Zapata had done under conditions of lesser pressure, between 1.5 and 2.0 kb and lower temperature, 600-650º C.A grandes rasgos, los plutones estudiados tienen semejanzas con otros del entorno regional, tal como los de la Sierra de Mazán, pero con peculiaridades mineralógicas. La cordierita magmática, que en lugares próximos es muy abundante, es aquí escasa, al igual que la sillimanita, mientras que la andalucita es muy rara y la turmalina poco frecuente. La fluorita y allanita son accesorios comunes y de cierta abundancia sólo en los granitos de la Sierra de Zapata.Todos los plutones son peralumínicos y de tendencia potásica, con neta afinidad cortical. El estudio estadístico de datos geoquímicos seleccionados, permite diferenciar agrupaciones que tienen un reflejo satisfactorio en los plutones caracterizados, por encima de las variaciones de facies. La interpretación de los valores geoquímicos distingue granitos de desigual madurez, emplazados bajo una influencia predominante de margen activo o intraplaca de características continentales, en

  16. Primera edad U-Pb en circón usando LA-ICP-MS de un dique traquiandesítico emplazado en el granito tipo-A Los Árboles, Sierras Pampeanas Orientales

    Juan A Dahlquist

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La edad de cristalización de diques subvolcánicos emplazados en plutones graníticos carboníferos, Sierras Pampeanas Orientales, permanece incierta. La primera edad U-Pb en circón usando LA-ICP-MS obtenida en un dique que intruye al plutón Los Árboles (sierra de Fiambalá, revela una edad de cristalización de 311 ± 3 Ma.

  17. La formación Chango Real (NW de Sierras Pampeanas, República Argentina, ejemplo del magmatismo paleozoico (Cambrico?. Diferencias geoquímicas con batolitos ordovicicos

    Lazarte, J. E.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available Chango Real Formation is part of Lower Paleozoic magmatism in Sierras Pampeanas Range, Northwestern Argentina. It is a biotitic, granitic ortogneiss, peraluminous, calcalkaline from Cambrian(?, different from others Ordovician batholiths. The origin of the magma was in a convergent active margin of plate, generated in the middle crust. It evolved by fractional crystallization (the last stage ended at 4 kb and 680º C and was deformed during Famatinian Cycle (Ordovician-Silurian.La Formación Chango Real (sierras de Culampajá y Papachacra es parte del magmatismo paleozoico de las Sierras Pampeanas noroccidentales (NW de la Argentina. Es un ortogneis granítico, biotítico, que en su grado máximo de deformación alcanza características de gneis milonítico. La composición es monzogranítica a granodiorítica, con términos tonalíticos. Las características geoquímicas son peraluminosidad y calcoalcalinidad, diferentes de otros batolitos ordovícicos (Velasco y Capillitas. El magma se considera generado en la corteza media, en un borde de placa activo convergente, con características normales de madurez del arco magmático. Terminó de cristalizar a unos 680º C y 4 kb. La deformación ocurrida durante el ciclo Famatiniano (Ordovícico-Silúrico le dio características definitivas.

  18. Relaciones isotópicas Sm/Nd en rocas graníticas y miloníticas de Sierras Pampeanas del noroeste Argentino

    Kawashita, K.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available The Velasco, Copacabana and Paimán Ranges in Sierras Pampeanas, are constituted mainly by paleozoic plutonic bodies of the Famatinian cycle (Huaco, Antinaco and Paimán and for mylonitic rocks (TIPA Shear Zone, originated as a consequence of dynamic events happening during the Upper Ordovician-Devonian. The last magmatic event of the area would probably have of devonian age (Granite San Blas. Model-ages of two stages were calculated based on 147Sm/144Nd relationships; the obtained values are closely grouped at around 1594 Ma. and the more plausible interpretation seems to be a reworking of an Early Proterozoic protolith.Las sierras de Velasco, Copacabana y Paimán, en el ambiente de Sierras Pampeanas, están constituidas principalmente por cuerpos plutónicos del Paleozoico inferior, relacionados con el ciclo Famatiniano (Granitos Huaco, Antinaco y Paimán y por rocas miloníticas (Faja Milonítica TiPA, originadas a partir de estos protolitos como consecuencia de eventos dinámicos acaecidos durante el Ordovícico superior-Devónico. El último evento magmático del área es de edad probablemente devónica (Granito San Blas. Se calcularon edades modelos de «dos estadios» en base a relaciones 147Sm/144Nd; los valores obtenidos se presentan estrechamente agrupadas en torno a 1594 Ma. y se interpretan a este basamento como un protolito del Proterozoico medio retrabajado.

  19. Análisis geoquímico-geocronológico de rocas granulíticas y calcosilicáticas de las Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales Geochemical and geochronological analyses of granulitic and calc-silicate rocks of northwestern Sierras Pampeanas

    AJ Toselli; MA Basei; JN Rossi de Toselli; R Dudas

    2003-01-01

    Las rocas calcosilicáticas y granulíticas, muestran tipologías diferentes en los sectores occidental y oriental de las Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales. Las asociaciones minerales difieren según el grado metamórfico y las composiciones químicas varían desde ricas en óxido de calcio a ricas en sílice; siendo diferentes de las anfibolitas. Las rocas calcosilicáticas en las Cumbres Calchaquíes, Aconquija y Ancasti muestran paragénesis con cuarzo, plagioclasa, clinozoicita, granate, hornblenda, ...

  20. La estructura ándica de las Sierras Pampeanas basada en los mecanismos focales de terremotos en su región noroeste

    Patricia Alvarado

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El modelado de formas de ondas sísmicas de banda ancha de redes globales y de Chile para dos terremotos corticales moderados de la región noroeste de las Sierras Pampeanas ha permitido caracterizar sus mecanismos focales, profundidades hipocentrales y características sismotectónicas. El terremoto de magnitud Mw 5.8 del 28 de mayo de 2002 localizado en el flanco oriental de la sierra de Velasco y el terremoto Mw 6.2 del 7 de setiembre de 2004 con epicentro en la parte sudoccidental de la sierra de Ambato muestran profundidades focales someras de 10 y 8 km, respectivamente. Estos resultados combinados con la sismicidad histórica de la región permiten esbozar la estructura profunda de las Sierras Pampeanas en la región estudiada. El análisis sismológico efectuado en forma conjunta con la interpretación de la estructura superficial y los estudios neotectónicos previos permiten descartar mecanismos extensionales o de deformación mediante desplazamiento de rumbo como los responsables de la estructuración actual de las sierras de Ambato y Velasco. Se realiza la comparación entre el vector de velocidad de convergencia entre las placas de Nazca y Sudamericana, y los vectores relativos de velocidades de GPS en la región de estudio con la sumatoria del tensor momento sísmico para la mayor liberación de energía sísmica de sismos corticales ocurridos en la región en los últimos 30 años. Esta comparación predice una rotación horaria de 50º del eje de máxima compresión (eje P promedio respecto de la orientación hacia el noreste de la convergencia mencionada y muestra una importante partición de la deformación. Se interpreta que esta partición está controlada por la fábrica eopaleozoica del basamento, que ha regulado la orientación y vergencia de las fallas andinas.

  1. Geología y petrología del granito tres cerritos, extremo meridional de la sierra de Quilmes y su relación con el magmatismo devónico-carbonífero de las sierras Pampeanas

    Ana E Acosta Nagle

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El Granito Tres Cerritos está ubicado en el extremo SE de la Sierra de Quilmes, en el departamento Santa María, provincia de Catamarca, en el ambiente morfoestructural de Sierras Pampeanas Septentrionales. El basamento metamórfico de la zona de estudio está constituido por esquistos de bajo y mediano grado metamórfico pertenecientes al Complejo Tolombón, que son afectadas por una faja de cizalla formada con anterioridad al emplazamiento del intrusivo. Localmente se produce metamorfismo de contacto con formación de porfiroblastos de cordierita y biotita. El granito Tres Cerritos aflora en dos sectores, uno de mayor extensión, de unos 6 km² de superficie, de forma elongada con su eje mayor de 4 km de rumbo submeridional y otro más pequeño, que aflora al oeste del área de estudio, de unos 1,9 Km de largo por 250 m de ancho, aproximadamente. Composicionalmente varía entre sienogranito y monzogranito y presenta tres facies: Porfírica biotítica, porfírica moscovítica y equigranular moscovítica. Geoquímicamente se define como un granito calco-alcalino y peraluminoso, con alto potasio. Según dataciones K/Ar este granito sería de edad carbonífera superior. Las características petrográficas, geoquímicas y geocronológicas del granito Tres Cerritos son similares a la de los intrusivos devónico-carboníferos de las Sierras Pampeanas de Catamarca, La Rioja, Córdoba y San Luis, por lo que el granito Tres Cerritos formaría parte de un evento magmático de gran extensión areal, post-orogénico o de intraplaca, que afectó a las Sierras Pampeanas durante el Devónico-Carbonífero.

  2. Análisis geoquímico-geocronológico de rocas granulíticas y calcosilicáticas de las Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales

    AJ Toselli

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Las rocas calcosilicáticas y granulíticas, muestran tipologías diferentes en los sectores occidental y oriental de las Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales. Las asociaciones minerales difieren según el grado metamórfico y las composiciones químicas varían desde ricas en óxido de calcio a ricas en sílice; siendo diferentes de las anfibolitas. Las rocas calcosilicáticas en las Cumbres Calchaquíes, Aconquija y Ancasti muestran paragénesis con cuarzo, plagioclasa, clinozoicita, granate, hornblenda, titanita, diópsido, biotita y calcita; mientras que en la sierra de Quilmes, en facies granulita, se presenta hipersteno y escasa biotita. Ambas son diferentes de las rocas calcosilicáticas de la sierra de Fiambalá. Los datos geocronológicos obtenidos, permiten correlacionar al evento de muy bajo-bajo grado metamórfico de la Formación Puncoviscana, con edades de 530-568 Ma, con sus equivalentes más profundos en la sierra de Quilmes, representados por rocas calcosilicáticas de 571 Ma, granulitas con 480 Ma y las relacionadas con fenómenos anatécticos y graníticos con edades de 453 Ma (Granito Cafayate y 446 Ma (Loma Colorada, típicas para el Ciclo Famatiniano. Esto se reitera en la tonalita El Infiernillo, de 419 Ma, en las granodioritas sintectónicas de la Formación El Portezuelo, con 445 Ma; en el gneis de La Puntilla de Copacabana con 483 Ma y en el gneis de la sierra de Fiambalá con 440 Ma. Asimismo la faja de deformación de la sierra de Copacabana, con una edad de 388 Ma, se relaciona con los granitos de Zapata de 395 Ma, y los de La Punta, de 405 Ma y Señor de la Peña, 376 Ma, en la sierra de Velasco. Esto muestra que metamorfismo, deformación y magmatismo del Ciclo Famatiniano, se sobreimponen al Ciclo Pampeano.

  3. Estructura interna de la franja migmatítica del núcleo cristalino de las sierras Pampeanas septentrionales del Noroeste Argentino

    Clara Eugenia Cisterna

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El Complejo Las Cañas en la sierra de Aconquija (Sierras Pampeanas Septentrionales, NO de Argentina está integrado por rocas del basamento cristalino, representadas por migmatitas y en menor proporción por esquistos, que se hallan como resisters en ellas. Las migmatitas varían desde metatexitas a diatexitas y muestran una foliación migmatítica, acompañada de pliegues intrafoliales formados bajo condiciones de elevado metamorfismo, con fusión parcial y anatexis. Un plegamiento posterior, en condiciones de elevada ductilidad, genera figuras de interferencia. Finalmente, se reconoce un episodio de deformación por cizallamiento dúctil - frágil que afecta parcialmente a las migmatitas, con sectores donde sus manifestaciones están más intensamente desarrolladas que en otros. Las observaciones de campo, estructurales y petrográficas permiten definir para estas rocas episodios de deformación pre, sin y post migmatíticos e interpretar que la evolución de este tramo del basamento cristalino del noroeste de Argentina se habría desarrollado en un cinturón móvil que integró el borde occidental del Gondwana, donde los episodios deformacionales reconocidos tienen correspondencia con el ciclo pampeano (550 - 500 Ma y la sobreimposición del ciclo famatiniano (500 - 440 Ma.

  4. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: II. El río Los Reartes, sierra de Comenchingones, provincia de Córdoba

    Andrea I. Pasquini; Karina L. Lecomte; Pedro J. Depetris

    2004-01-01

    Se analiza la hidrogeoquímica de la cuenca del río Los Reartes, un típico sistema hídrico montañoso de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba. La litología dominante está representada por rocas graníticas y gnéisicas del basamento. La altitud máxima es de 2.400 m s.n.m. y la mínima de 670 m s.n.m. Las pendientes decrecen desde el 20% en las nacientes hasta inferiores al 6% en las áreas bajas. El clima es semiárido con una concentración estival de las precipitaciones. El pH de las aguas varía de 6,9...

  5. Volcanismo postorogénico en el extremo norte de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales: Nuevos datos geocronológicos y sus implicancias tectónicas

    PR Leal

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta nuevos datos geocronológicos del sector norte de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales, en la provincia de Santiago del Estero. La geología regional del área está caracterizada por una serie de granitoides de edad proterozoica tardía a cámbrica temprana que son intruidos por rocas volcánicas supracorticales. Un cuerpo riodacítico, emplazado discordantemente en granitos deformados, asignado a la Dacita Los Burros, está densamente intruido por diques riolíticos, conocidos como Riolitas Oncán, ampliamente expuestos en la sierra de Ambargasta. Estas rocas volcánicas fueron emplazadas después de un importante episodio de deformación y exhumación del batolito, que ocurrió durante la orogenia pampeana. Datos geocronológicos, obtenidos de circones de la Dacita Los Burros por SHRIMP II, permitieron determinar que este cuerpo ha terminado su cristalización alrededor de 512 ± 3,5 Ma, con un evento hidrotermal superpuesto de 481 ± 1,5 Ma. Este efecto hidrotermal ha sido interpretado como asociado al emplazamiento de las Riolitas Oncán. Basados en datos estructurales, análisis geoquímicos y petrológicos previos y los nuevos datos, es posible interpretar la existencia de un arco magmático en las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales desarrollado durante el Precámbrico tardío al Cámbrico temprano, como resultado de una subducción hacia el este del terreno Pampia. La colisión de este terreno controló la deformación principal y el metamorfismo alrededor de 530 Ma, la exhumación del batolito y el emplazamiento de las series volcánicas ácidas aquí descriptas durante el Cámbrico inferior. A su vez, las edades modelos Sm-Nd compiladas para el centro de la Argentina y áreas adyacentes, junto con el análisis aquí presentado, muestran dos basamentos diferentes: edades modelo entre 1800 y 1300 Ma están concentradas al oeste de la zona de cizalla transbrasiliana, mientras que en el sector oriental edades modelos entre 2000

  6. Volcanismo postorogénico en el extremo norte de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales: Nuevos datos geocronológicos y sus implicancias tectónicas Postorogenic Volcanism in the Northern Boundary of the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas: Chronological Constraints and Their Tectonic Implications

    PR Leal

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta nuevos datos geocronológicos del sector norte de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales, en la provincia de Santiago del Estero. La geología regional del área está caracterizada por una serie de granitoides de edad proterozoica tardía a cámbrica temprana que son intruidos por rocas volcánicas supracorticales. Un cuerpo riodacítico, emplazado discordantemente en granitos deformados, asignado a la Dacita Los Burros, está densamente intruido por diques riolíticos, conocidos como Riolitas Oncán, ampliamente expuestos en la sierra de Ambargasta. Estas rocas volcánicas fueron emplazadas después de un importante episodio de deformación y exhumación del batolito, que ocurrió durante la orogenia pampeana. Datos geocronológicos, obtenidos de circones de la Dacita Los Burros por SHRIMP II, permitieron determinar que este cuerpo ha terminado su cristalización alrededor de 512 ± 3,5 Ma, con un evento hidrotermal superpuesto de 481 ± 1,5 Ma. Este efecto hidrotermal ha sido interpretado como asociado al emplazamiento de las Riolitas Oncán. Basados en datos estructurales, análisis geoquímicos y petrológicos previos y los nuevos datos, es posible interpretar la existencia de un arco magmático en las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales desarrollado durante el Precámbrico tardío al Cámbrico temprano, como resultado de una subducción hacia el este del terreno Pampia. La colisión de este terreno controló la deformación principal y el metamorfismo alrededor de 530 Ma, la exhumación del batolito y el emplazamiento de las series volcánicas ácidas aquí descriptas durante el Cámbrico inferior. A su vez, las edades modelos Sm-Nd compiladas para el centro de la Argentina y áreas adyacentes, junto con el análisis aquí presentado, muestran dos basamentos diferentes: edades modelo entre 1800 y 1300 Ma están concentradas al oeste de la zona de cizalla transbrasiliana, mientras que en el sector oriental edades modelos entre 2000

  7. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: II. El río Los Reartes, sierra de Comenchingones, provincia de Córdoba Geochemistry of mountain rivers in the Sierras Pampeanas: II. Los Reartes River, Sierra de Comenchingones, Province of Córdoba.

    Andrea I. Pasquini

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la hidrogeoquímica de la cuenca del río Los Reartes, un típico sistema hídrico montañoso de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba. La litología dominante está representada por rocas graníticas y gnéisicas del basamento. La altitud máxima es de 2.400 m s.n.m. y la mínima de 670 m s.n.m. Las pendientes decrecen desde el 20% en las nacientes hasta inferiores al 6% en las áreas bajas. El clima es semiárido con una concentración estival de las precipitaciones. El pH de las aguas varía de 6,9 a 9,1 y los sólidos totales disueltos (STD oscilan entre 31 y 114 mg/l. La composición mayoritaria está caracterizada por HCO3- > Cl-+ SO42- y Na++ Ca2+ > K++ Mg2+. El pH, los STD y la alcalinidad aumentan aguas abajo, las aguas evolucionan de bicarbonatadas sódicopotásicas a cálcicas. Los elementos traza disueltos tienen concentraciones de 10-3a 10-7 veces la corteza continental superior. Los más solubles (Ca, Na, K, Mg, Ba, Sr presentan las mayores concentraciones disueltas, mientras los más inmóviles exhiben las más bajas. Los elementos de tierras raras (ETR exhiben concentraciones disueltas extremadamente bajas (ΣETR de 30 a 319 ng/l, controladas principalmente por el pH y por procesos de adsorción. La distribución anual irregular de las precipitaciones ejerce un control estacional sobre las concentraciones. La química de estas aguas evidencia un control climático y litológico. La condición climática semiárida determina una incipiente alteración química de los silicatos y la litología constituye el factor determinante que imprime una señal química común a las aguas de la región.We analyzed the hydrogeochemistry of Río Los Reartes, a typical high-altitude, mountainous drainage basin in the Sierras Pampeanas of Córdoba, Argentina. The dominant rocks in the area are granites and gneisses of the crystalline basement. Maximum and minimum altitudes are 2,400 m, and 670 m above sea level, respectively. The slopes

  8. Estructura interna de la franja migmatítica del núcleo cristalino de las sierras Pampeanas septentrionales del Noroeste Argentino Internal structure of the migmatitic belt in the crystalline core of the northern Sierras Pampenas Northwestern Argentina

    Clara Eugenia Cisterna

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El Complejo Las Cañas en la sierra de Aconquija (Sierras Pampeanas Septentrionales, NO de Argentina está integrado por rocas del basamento cristalino, representadas por migmatitas y en menor proporción por esquistos, que se hallan como resisters en ellas. Las migmatitas varían desde metatexitas a diatexitas y muestran una foliación migmatítica, acompañada de pliegues intrafoliales formados bajo condiciones de elevado metamorfismo, con fusión parcial y anatexis. Un plegamiento posterior, en condiciones de elevada ductilidad, genera figuras de interferencia. Finalmente, se reconoce un episodio de deformación por cizallamiento dúctil - frágil que afecta parcialmente a las migmatitas, con sectores donde sus manifestaciones están más intensamente desarrolladas que en otros. Las observaciones de campo, estructurales y petrográficas permiten definir para estas rocas episodios de deformación pre, sin y post migmatíticos e interpretar que la evolución de este tramo del basamento cristalino del noroeste de Argentina se habría desarrollado en un cinturón móvil que integró el borde occidental del Gondwana, donde los episodios deformacionales reconocidos tienen correspondencia con el ciclo pampeano (550 - 500 Ma y la sobreimposición del ciclo famatiniano (500 - 440 Ma.The Las Cañas Complex located in Aconquija Range (Sierras Pampeanas Septentrionales is formed by rocks of the crystalline basement, mainly migmatites and, in smaller proportion, schists which are as resisters included in the migmatites. The migmatites range from metatexites to diatexites. They show a migmatitic foliation accompanied by intrafoliated folds generated under high metamorphic conditions, with partial melt and anatexis. A later superposed folding episode under high ductile conditions generated interference patterns. Finally a brittle-ductile shear episode involving the migmatites is recognized. It affects some portions more intensively than others; its

  9. Análisis geoquímico-geocronológico de rocas granulíticas y calcosilicáticas de las Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales Geochemical and geochronological analyses of granulitic and calc-silicate rocks of northwestern Sierras Pampeanas

    AJ Toselli

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Las rocas calcosilicáticas y granulíticas, muestran tipologías diferentes en los sectores occidental y oriental de las Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales. Las asociaciones minerales difieren según el grado metamórfico y las composiciones químicas varían desde ricas en óxido de calcio a ricas en sílice; siendo diferentes de las anfibolitas. Las rocas calcosilicáticas en las Cumbres Calchaquíes, Aconquija y Ancasti muestran paragénesis con cuarzo, plagioclasa, clinozoicita, granate, hornblenda, titanita, diópsido, biotita y calcita; mientras que en la sierra de Quilmes, en facies granulita, se presenta hipersteno y escasa biotita. Ambas son diferentes de las rocas calcosilicáticas de la sierra de Fiambalá. Los datos geocronológicos obtenidos, permiten correlacionar al evento de muy bajo-bajo grado metamórfico de la Formación Puncoviscana, con edades de 530-568 Ma, con sus equivalentes más profundos en la sierra de Quilmes, representados por rocas calcosilicáticas de 571 Ma, granulitas con 480 Ma y las relacionadas con fenómenos anatécticos y graníticos con edades de 453 Ma (Granito Cafayate y 446 Ma (Loma Colorada, típicas para el Ciclo Famatiniano. Esto se reitera en la tonalita El Infiernillo, de 419 Ma, en las granodioritas sintectónicas de la Formación El Portezuelo, con 445 Ma; en el gneis de La Puntilla de Copacabana con 483 Ma y en el gneis de la sierra de Fiambalá con 440 Ma. Asimismo la faja de deformación de la sierra de Copacabana, con una edad de 388 Ma, se relaciona con los granitos de Zapata de 395 Ma, y los de La Punta, de 405 Ma y Señor de la Peña, 376 Ma, en la sierra de Velasco. Esto muestra que metamorfismo, deformación y magmatismo del Ciclo Famatiniano, se sobreimponen al Ciclo Pampeano.The calcsilicate and granulites, show different tipology depending on they belong to the western or eastern belts of the northwestern Sierras Pampeanas. The mineral associations vary according to the metamorphic

  10. Texturas, inclusiones fluidas e isótopos estables envetas tensionales cuarzo-auríferas de cizallas paleozoicas, Sierras Pampeanas Orientales

    Diana Mutti

    2009-06-01

    lafase final de la orogenia achaliana. El estudio avala también, la participaciónde aguas meteóricas durante el estadio4 final, debido entre otros,al alzamiento gradual de las Sierras Pampeanas desde el Devónico.

  11. La prolongación austral de las Sierras Pampeanas en la provincia de La Pampa: Evidencias geológicas y geofísicas

    S. Delpino

    2005-09-01

    vergencia ONO. Las correlaciones estructurales, petrológicas y geofísicas halladas en la presente contribución, constituyen un aporte significativo a la hipótesis de continuidad de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales en la porción central de la provincia de La Pampa.

  12. Evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero: Ciclos prepampeano y pampeano

    D. Mutti

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available La hipótesis de evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero propone cinco estadios metalogenéticos, de los cuales los dos primeros se abordan en este trabajo: el estadio 1 - vinculado con la apertura y expansión neoproterozoica del océano proto-atlántico - forma parte del ciclo extensional prepampeano. Durante el mismo se generaron depósitos volcanogénicos submarinos de Cu-Fe (Zn-Au-Ag-Co en basaltos, W (B-F-Zn en calizas y dolomías impuras y Fe en sedimentos silicoclásticos, y manifestaciones transicionales entre estos y MVT de Cu (Au-Ag y Pb-Zn (Ag-Cu-Au en calizas y dolomías impuras; a él se asocian concentraciones magmáticas de Cr en tectonitas del manto y de Fe-Ti en ultramafitas-mafitas de la zona de transición corteza-manto. En una reconstrucción global neoproterozoica, se establece la distribución de los depósitos prepampeanos y su relación espacial con los principales distritos volcanogénicos submarinos, SEDEX y MVT del océano protoatlántico. El ciclo compresional pampeano - famatiniano comprende dos estadios. El estadio metalogenético 2 (Neoproterozoico - Cámbrico temprano corresponde al ciclo orogénico pampeano, durante el cual se desarrollaron numerosas estructuras deformaciónales y magmatismo, generandose manifestaciones magmático-metamórficas de Fe-Ti en diques ultramáficos y máficos en tectonitas del manto, manifestaciones metasomáticas de Fe-Ti en rodingitas y pegmatitas portadoras de Be-Li-U-ETR, ademas de transformaciones (metamorfismo, deformación, removilización y recristalización en depósitos de Cr, Cu-Fe (Zn-Au-Ag-Co, W (B-F-Zn, Cu (Au-Ag, Pb-Zn (Ag-Cu-Au y Fe, que condicionan su respuesta magnética. Para los depósitos y manifestaciones de los estadios metalogenéticos descriptos se propone una distribución espacial según fajas vinculadas con megaestructuras activas a partir de los ciclos prepampeano y pampeano, y las asociaciones petrogen

  13. Las fajas de deformación dúctil de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba: Una reseña general

    RD Martino

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se describen dieciseis fajas de deformación dúctil, reconocidas hasta el momento en las sierras de Córdoba, atendiendo a su extensión, límites, descripción general de las rocas de falla que la conforman, estructura interna y se da un significado tectónico que permite asignarlas a cuatro grupos. (1 Fajas transcurrentes dextrales paralelas al arco magmático precámbrico-cámbrico, relacionadas con la subducción pampeana durante el Cámbrico inferior. (2 Fajas de desenraizamiento del Orógeno Pampeano cámbrico, de naturaleza inversa, producidas por cizalla general convergente (transpresión, relacionadas con etapas póstumas colisionales del terreno Pampia contra el margen de Gondwana y con la subducción famatiniana. Su actividad deformacional se constriñe al lapso 490-470 Ma. (3 Fajas de imbricación regional con generación de cabalgamientos con un fuerte control reológico, ligadas a la contracción oclóyica (Ordovícico superior-Silúrico inferior, de naturaleza inversa, que determinan dominios de edad. De este a oeste, se definen: los dominios precámbrico-cámbrico (ígneo, cámbrico (metamórfico de grado medio a alto y ordovícico (metamórfico de grado medio a alto. Estas fajas estarían relacionadas con el acercamiento del terreno Cuyania al margen gondwánico, antes de su emplazamiento y colisión final en el Ordovícico superior. (4 Fajas contraccionales achalianas, con cinemáticas que indican movimientos inversos con una actividad deformacional que se extendería hasta el Devónico inferior, coincidente con la amalgamación definitiva del terreno Cuyania y con el cese del magmatismo famatiniano. Posteriormente, se registra una reactivación importante o el desarrollo de nuevas fajas de deformación alrededor del límite Devónico-Carbonífero, que serían la expresión de la orogenia Chánica producida por el emplazamiento del terreno Chilenia en el margen gondwánico.

  14. La prolongación austral de las Sierras Pampeanas en la provincia de La Pampa: Evidencias geológicas y geofísicas The southern extension of the Sierras Pampeanas in La Pampa province: geological and geophysical evidences

    S. Delpino

    2005-09-01

    vergencia ONO. Las correlaciones estructurales, petrológicas y geofísicas halladas en la presente contribución, constituyen un aporte significativo a la hipótesis de continuidad de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales en la porción central de la provincia de La Pampa.In Valle Daza, outcrops of granoblastites (derived from gabbros and leucocratic granites with aplitic and pegmatitic varieties reveal the existence of two metamorphic events. Their characteristics are: a ductile deformation in upper amphibolite facies or higher, responsible for the NNE foliation and the transformation of granoblastites into amphibolites, and of granites and pegmatites into protomylonites and mylonites, and b low-temperature fragile-ductile deformation, leading to retrogradation of high-grade paragenesis into middle to upper greenschist facies. Significant gravimetric (diameter 30 km and +15 mGal amplitude and magnetometric anomalies (width 10 km and 250 nT maximum value in the study area, indicate the presence of important volumes of high density mafic rocks. The mafic and granitic rocks cropping out in the western part of Sierra de Lonco Vaca share very similar petrological and structural characteristics to those occurring in Valle Daza. The Sierra de Lonco Vaca is located at the northern prolongation of a series of gravimagnetometric anomalies bearing the same orientation as the regional NNE foliation, with remarkable local anomalies at the Estancia El Coya, Valle Daza, El Durazno and Victorica localities. From north to south, the outcrops of clinopyroxenic granoblastites and amphibolites at Lonco Vaca, Valle Daza and Estancia Santa María are coincident with gravimagnetometric anomalies. Our results indicate that the tectono-metamorphic events recognized in La Pampa province can be correlated with the F3 (S3-M3 and F4 (M4 events recognized in the central block of the Sierras de San Luis. Both regions share other common features, such as discontinuous NNE trending gravimagnetometric

  15. Variaciones texturales y movilidad geoquímica asociadas a milonitización: la zona de cizalla del granitoide El Tigre, Sierra de Pie de Palo, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales, San Juan

    Brígida Castro De Machuca

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Una faja de cizalla dúctil con foliación milonítica de dirección NEE y buzamiento al sudeste, afecta a un granitoide mesoproterozoico (Granitoide El Tigre: 31º31'30''S-68º15'12''O que forma parte del basamento cristalino de la Sierra de Pie de Palo, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales. El análisis cinemático de la faja indica una componente principal de desplazamiento de rumbo con sentido de movimiento dextral. En el granitoide no deformado (protolito se preservan asociaciones minerales y texturas relícticas, ígneas y metamórficas, que son obliteradas por la deformación. La milonitización operó en un sistema abierto provocando la movilización (ganancia o pérdida de casi todos los elementos mayores y traza, incluyendo las tierras raras e isótopos de Rb/Sr y Sm/Nd. Los cambios químicos fueron controlados mayormente por transporte sintectónico de fluidos y por transformaciones mineralógicas producidas durante la milonitización (disminución del contenido de granate, biotita y minerales accesorios y neoformación de mica blanca en la matriz de las milonitas. Las variaciones isotópicas entre el protolito y las milonitas también serían resultado de la intervención de fluidos durante la deformación, con interacción variable entre fluido y rocas de caja. Los cambios texturales, mineralógicos y químicos experimentados por el granitoide durante la milonitización, permiten reconstruir su evolución tectono-metamórfica y las condiciones metamórficas imperantes. Las asociaciones minerales y microestructuras de deformación de las milonitas sugieren para la faja de cizalla del granitoide El Tigre condiciones propias de la facies de esquistos verdes, con temperaturas inferiores a los 400 °C. Este evento deformante tuvo lugar a los 473 ± 10 Ma durante la orogenia Famatiniana.

  16. Plutón La Costa, una expresión de magmatismo tipo-s en el sector noreste de la Sierra de Velasco, Sierras Pampeanas

    P.H. Alasino

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudios combinados de petrología, química mineral y geoquímcia de roca total revelan la presencia de dos unidades graníticas peraluminosas con minerales aluminosos magmáticos tales como granate y mica blanca y la presencia distintiva de turmalina. Las evidencias aquí presentadas indican que estas dos facies, Anillaco y Anjullón, junto a la unidad peraluminosa Santa Cruz estudiada en trabajos previos, constituyen una serie de rocas co-sanguíneas, emplazadas en niveles someros de la corteza y las cuales conforman una unidad ígnea mayor denominada aquí plutón La Costa, la cual aflora en el sector noreste de la sierra de Velasco. La asociación mineral, la química mineral y la geoquímica de roca total permiten definir al plutón La Costa como un clásico granitoide tipo-S, derivado de una roca fuente de composición esencialmente pelítica. Diferentes estudios demuestran que la generación de granitoides tipo-S requiere de un alto gradiente geotérmico, por lo cual el plutón La Costa indica que la corteza en esta región soportó un notable calentamiento durante la generación del magma. Sin embargo, la ausencia de datos geocronológicos impide definir el evento tectomagmático que produjo el magma primordial de este plutón.

  17. Geoquímica de ríos de montaña en las Sierras Pampeanas: II. El río Los Reartes, sierra de Comenchingones, provincia de Córdoba

    Andrea I. Pasquini

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la hidrogeoquímica de la cuenca del río Los Reartes, un típico sistema hídrico montañoso de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba. La litología dominante está representada por rocas graníticas y gnéisicas del basamento. La altitud máxima es de 2.400 m s.n.m. y la mínima de 670 m s.n.m. Las pendientes decrecen desde el 20% en las nacientes hasta inferiores al 6% en las áreas bajas. El clima es semiárido con una concentración estival de las precipitaciones. El pH de las aguas varía de 6,9 a 9,1 y los sólidos totales disueltos (STD oscilan entre 31 y 114 mg/l. La composición mayoritaria está caracterizada por HCO3- > Cl-+ SO42- y Na++ Ca2+ > K++ Mg2+. El pH, los STD y la alcalinidad aumentan aguas abajo, las aguas evolucionan de bicarbonatadas sódicopotásicas a cálcicas. Los elementos traza disueltos tienen concentraciones de 10-3a 10-7 veces la corteza continental superior. Los más solubles (Ca, Na, K, Mg, Ba, Sr presentan las mayores concentraciones disueltas, mientras los más inmóviles exhiben las más bajas. Los elementos de tierras raras (ETR exhiben concentraciones disueltas extremadamente bajas (ΣETR de 30 a 319 ng/l, controladas principalmente por el pH y por procesos de adsorción. La distribución anual irregular de las precipitaciones ejerce un control estacional sobre las concentraciones. La química de estas aguas evidencia un control climático y litológico. La condición climática semiárida determina una incipiente alteración química de los silicatos y la litología constituye el factor determinante que imprime una señal química común a las aguas de la región.

  18. Evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero: Ciclos famatiniano, gondwánico y ándico Metallogenic evolution of the Sierras Pampeanas of Córdoba and south of Santiago del Estero: Famatinian, Gondwanic and Andean cycles

    D. Mutti

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Se propone la evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeaneas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero en cinco estadios, de los cuales los dos primeros se expusieron en un trabajo anterior. El estadio metalogenético 3, que corresponde al segundo ciclo orogénico del Pampeano-Famatiniano, se caracterizó por la migración de fluidos hidrotermales y la generación y reactivación de estructuras. Durante el mismo sucedieron transformaciones en depósitos de Cr (Fe-Ti, Cu (Au-Ag, Pb-Zn (Ag-Cu-Au, Fe y Cu- Fe (Zn-Au-Ag-Co, y se originaron pegmatitas portadoras de Be-Nb-Ta-W-P-U-ETR, depósitos biextendidos de W-Bi (Mo-Cu-Sn- Zn-Au-B-F-Te y de U asociados a granitoides, depósitos metasomáticos de Fe-Cu (Ti-Au y vetas de Au (Cu-Zn-Pb-As y polimetálicas de Ag-Pb-Zn (V-Sn-Mn-Cd-Au-Cu-As-Bi-Sb-Co. Para este estadio se establece una correlación con depósitos en cinturones orogénicos. El estadio metalogenético 4, correspondiente al ciclo extensional gondwánico y vinculado con la apertura del rifting Atlántico, formó depósitos de Mn (Fe-F-Ba en vetas y de F (Fe-Mn en vetas asociados con granitos. El estadio metalogenético 5 se desarrolló durante el ciclo compresional Ándico y generó manifestaciones de Au epitermal y depósitos y manifestaciones de U-V (Mn-Fe en sedimentitas. Los sucesivos estadios de depositación y movilización de elementos metálicos definieron fajas mineralizadas que otorgan a este sector de las Sierras Pampeanas un carácter de dominio especializado en Cr, W, Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ti, Au, Bi, Be, Li, U, Mn, F y B y subordinado en Sn, Mo, ETR, Ta, Nb, V, Cd, Ag, Sb, Co, P, As, S, Te, Se y Ba.Five metallogenic stages are proposed for the metallogenic evolution of the Sierra Pampeaneas of Córdoba and south of Santiago del Estero, havin. having already been exposed the first two previous work. Metallogenic stage 3, corresponding to the second orogenic cycle of the Pampean-Famatinian compressive cycle, was characterized by

  19. Depósitos polimetálicos en el orógeno famatiniano de las Sierras Pampeanas de San Luis y Córdoba: fluidos, fuentes y modelos de emplazamiento Polymetallic deposits in the Famatinian orogen of the Sierras Pampeanas of San Luis and Córdoba: fluids, sources and emplacement model

    D. Mutti

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available El ciclo orogénico famatinano originó en las Sierras Pampeanas de San Luis y Córdoba un episodio mineralizante relacionado con cizallas de rumbo norte de primer orden y granitoides entre los ~ 385 y ~ 292 Ma. Este episodio definió dominios lineales polimetálicos de W, Ag, Pb, Zn, Au y metales asociados, en metamorfitas y minoritariamente en granitoides. En depósitos representativos de San Luis y Córdoba, los valores de d18Ofluido(H2O y dDfluido(H2O en silicatos, señalan para los fluidos mineralizantes, una filiación magmática y con aguas meteóricas evolucionadas. Las determinaciones de d34Sfluido (H2S en sulfuros sugieren la incorporación del azufre por termoreducción desde las metasedimentitas corticales. Las relaciones 208Pb/204Pb - 207Pb/204Pb - 206Pb/204Pb indican el aporte de Pb desde la corteza continental fanerozoica homogeneizada, aunque en La Fortuna (distrito Las Aguadas, La Aspereza (distrito San Martín y Fischer (distrito Cerro Áspero, se comprobó además, un componente mantélico. Las estructuras tensionales mineralizadas, con orientación mayoritaria entre 250º y 319º y geometría interna escalonada (en echelón, responden al modelo Riedel en zonas de cizalla simple. Estas estructuras secundarias se desarrollaron en un ambiente extensional frágil - dúctil a frágil y en un regimen transpresivo, durante un esfuerzo máximo principal s1 NO - SE y el alzamiento de la región. Las características halladas sugieren que el magmatismo famatiniano sinorogénico a posorogénico, ocasionó anomalías térmicas que propiciaron la circulación hidrotermal en sistemas convectivos. El flujo acuoso se encauzó principalmente, por la estructura de primer orden Tres Árboles y lineamientos secundarios. No se encontraron evidencias de que el magmatismo granítico hubiera contribuido significativamente con el aporte de azufre y elementos metálicos, al menos en este estilo de depósitos con marcado control estructural

  20. La faja metalogenética de San Luis, Sierras Pampeanas: mineralizacióny geocronología en el contexto metalogenético regional The San Luis Metallogenic Belt (SLMB,Sierras Pampeanas: mineralization and geochronology in a regionalmetallogenic framework

    Nilda E. Urbina

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La faja metalogenética de SanLuis (FMSL, se halla directamente vinculada con la horizontalización de lazona de subducción entre los 27º y 33º S. Varios depósitos minerales sedisponen a lo largo de una faja de orientación ONO de 80 km de extensión. Seencuentran estrechamente vinculados al volcanismo de tipo calcoalcalino normala alto K y shoshonítico, el cual se inició a los 12-13 Ma en el oeste yfinalizó a los 1,9 Ma en el este de la faja indicando un rápido desplazamientodel frente volcánico. Los distritos La Carolina y Cañada Honda son los másimportantes desde le punto de vista metalogenético e incluyen depósitosepitermales de metales preciosos y porfíricos. La faja metalogenética reflejael extraordinario ensanchamiento del arco magmático a los 33º S y se asemeja ala situación del distrito Farallón Negro a los 27º S. Ambos tienencaracterísticas geoquímicas similares y fueron emplazados en las zonas detransición sur y norte del segmento de subducción horizontal (flat slab,donde cambia el ángulo de subducción. La dispocisión transversal al arcomagmático andino sugiere la existencia de zonas de debilidad estructural a lolargo de las latitudes de 27º y 33ºS que controlaron el ascenso de los magmas yla formación de mineralizaciones hidrotermales.The San Luis Tertiary Metallogenic Belt located in theSierras Pampeanas of San Luis is related with the subduction zone shallowingbetween 27º and 33º S. Several mineralizations of epithermal and porphyry typesare located along an 80 km WNWtrending belt. They are closely related to thenormal to high-K calc-alkaline and shoshonitic volcanism, which began at ~ 12-13 Ma in the west and ended at 1.9 Ma in the east indicating a swift eastwardshift of the volcanic front. La Carolina and Cañada Honda are the mostimportant metallogenic districts, including epithermal and porphyry deposits. The San Luis Metallogenic Belt reflects the extraordinary broadening of themagmatic arc at

  1. Evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero: Ciclos prepampeano y pampeano Metallogenic evolution of the Sierras Pampeanas of Córdoba and south of Santiago del Estero: Prepampean and Pampean cycles

    D. Mutti

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available La hipótesis de evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero propone cinco estadios metalogenéticos, de los cuales los dos primeros se abordan en este trabajo: el estadio 1 - vinculado con la apertura y expansión neoproterozoica del océano proto-atlántico - forma parte del ciclo extensional prepampeano. Durante el mismo se generaron depósitos volcanogénicos submarinos de Cu-Fe (Zn-Au-Ag-Co en basaltos, W (B-F-Zn en calizas y dolomías impuras y Fe en sedimentos silicoclásticos, y manifestaciones transicionales entre estos y MVT de Cu (Au-Ag y Pb-Zn (Ag-Cu-Au en calizas y dolomías impuras; a él se asocian concentraciones magmáticas de Cr en tectonitas del manto y de Fe-Ti en ultramafitas-mafitas de la zona de transición corteza-manto. En una reconstrucción global neoproterozoica, se establece la distribución de los depósitos prepampeanos y su relación espacial con los principales distritos volcanogénicos submarinos, SEDEX y MVT del océano protoatlántico. El ciclo compresional pampeano - famatiniano comprende dos estadios. El estadio metalogenético 2 (Neoproterozoico - Cámbrico temprano corresponde al ciclo orogénico pampeano, durante el cual se desarrollaron numerosas estructuras deformaciónales y magmatismo, generandose manifestaciones magmático-metamórficas de Fe-Ti en diques ultramáficos y máficos en tectonitas del manto, manifestaciones metasomáticas de Fe-Ti en rodingitas y pegmatitas portadoras de Be-Li-U-ETR, ademas de transformaciones (metamorfismo, deformación, removilización y recristalización en depósitos de Cr, Cu-Fe (Zn-Au-Ag-Co, W (B-F-Zn, Cu (Au-Ag, Pb-Zn (Ag-Cu-Au y Fe, que condicionan su respuesta magnética. Para los depósitos y manifestaciones de los estadios metalogenéticos descriptos se propone una distribución espacial según fajas vinculadas con megaestructuras activas a partir de los ciclos prepampeano y pampeano, y las asociaciones petrogen

  2. Evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero: Ciclos famatiniano, gondwánico y ándico

    D. Mutti

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Se propone la evolución metalogenética de las Sierras Pampeaneas de Córdoba y sur de Santiago del Estero en cinco estadios, de los cuales los dos primeros se expusieron en un trabajo anterior. El estadio metalogenético 3, que corresponde al segundo ciclo orogénico del Pampeano-Famatiniano, se caracterizó por la migración de fluidos hidrotermales y la generación y reactivación de estructuras. Durante el mismo sucedieron transformaciones en depósitos de Cr (Fe-Ti, Cu (Au-Ag, Pb-Zn (Ag-Cu-Au, Fe y Cu- Fe (Zn-Au-Ag-Co, y se originaron pegmatitas portadoras de Be-Nb-Ta-W-P-U-ETR, depósitos biextendidos de W-Bi (Mo-Cu-Sn- Zn-Au-B-F-Te y de U asociados a granitoides, depósitos metasomáticos de Fe-Cu (Ti-Au y vetas de Au (Cu-Zn-Pb-As y polimetálicas de Ag-Pb-Zn (V-Sn-Mn-Cd-Au-Cu-As-Bi-Sb-Co. Para este estadio se establece una correlación con depósitos en cinturones orogénicos. El estadio metalogenético 4, correspondiente al ciclo extensional gondwánico y vinculado con la apertura del rifting Atlántico, formó depósitos de Mn (Fe-F-Ba en vetas y de F (Fe-Mn en vetas asociados con granitos. El estadio metalogenético 5 se desarrolló durante el ciclo compresional Ándico y generó manifestaciones de Au epitermal y depósitos y manifestaciones de U-V (Mn-Fe en sedimentitas. Los sucesivos estadios de depositación y movilización de elementos metálicos definieron fajas mineralizadas que otorgan a este sector de las Sierras Pampeanas un carácter de dominio especializado en Cr, W, Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ti, Au, Bi, Be, Li, U, Mn, F y B y subordinado en Sn, Mo, ETR, Ta, Nb, V, Cd, Ag, Sb, Co, P, As, S, Te, Se y Ba.

  3. Rasgos estructurales en la Sierra Pampeana de Velasco y alrededores a partir de los campos gravimétricos y magnetrométricos

    Marcos A Sánchez

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La región que comprende la sierra de Velasco y el Sistema de Famatina, en el centro-oeste de la Provincia de La Rioja - Argentina, es un área clave para el estudio de la amalgamación de terrenos y tectónica vinculada con el levantamiento andino. En éste trabajo, se definen algunos rasgos de la estructura cortical de ésta región. Para ello, mediante la aplicación de métodos potenciales (gravedad y magnetismo, adecuadamente procesados e interpretados a través de técnicas semiautomáticas y de resalto de anomalías, se logró determinar: a una región que respondería a la zona de sutura entre los terrenos Famatina y Pampia y b fallas relacionadas al levantamiento de las sierras de Famatina y de Velasco. Los resultados anteriores se representan en una sección este - oeste en un modelo estructural de bloques de basamento entre Famatina y Velasco, hasta 12 km de profundidad. En él señalamos además la distribución de las fallas y sus buzamientos.

  4. Actualización en el límite entre sierras Pampeanas occidentales y Precordillera Oriental, en la provincia de San Juan

    Juvenal J. Zambrano

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el sistema de fallamiento existente en la depresión tectónica de Tulum, ubicada en la parte este y sur de la provincia de San Juan, en el oeste árido de Argentina. El límite entre los dos sistemas morfoestructurales, uno la Precordillera Oriental y el otro el Sistema Pampeano Occidental ha sido establecido en trabajos anteriores, a lo largo del sistema de fallamiento de Tulum, que cruza a la depresión diagonalmente en dirección NNE. No obstante la disponibilidad de nueva información de sondeos eléctricos verticales y de algunas perforaciones para búsqueda de agua subterránea, efectuados al sur y al oeste del cerro Valdivia, permite señalar que hacia el suroeste de este núcleo de basamento metamórfico limitado en ambos flancos por fallas, el límite Sistema Pampeano y Precordillera se aproxima al cordón montañoso de sierra Chica de Zonda, continuando al sur en el cerro Salinas. De allí al SSO existen, en superficie, indicaciones de que el sistema de fallamiento continúa hasta el Montecito, donde el sistema pampeano de fallas queda interrumpido por la gran falla con actividad cuaternaria que sirve de límite oriental a la sierra de Las Peñas. El contacto entre ambos sistemas forma el extremo sur de la Precordillera Oriental en subsuelo. Este conocimiento estructural permite no solo ser aplicado a la prospección de agua sino también a la de hidrocarburos en la región.

  5. Depósitos polimetálicos en el orógeno famatiniano de las Sierras Pampeanas de San Luis y Córdoba: fluidos, fuentes y modelos de emplazamiento

    D. Mutti

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available El ciclo orogénico famatinano originó en las Sierras Pampeanas de San Luis y Córdoba un episodio mineralizante relacionado con cizallas de rumbo norte de primer orden y granitoides entre los ~ 385 y ~ 292 Ma. Este episodio definió dominios lineales polimetálicos de W, Ag, Pb, Zn, Au y metales asociados, en metamorfitas y minoritariamente en granitoides. En depósitos representativos de San Luis y Córdoba, los valores de d18Ofluido(H2O y dDfluido(H2O en silicatos, señalan para los fluidos mineralizantes, una filiación magmática y con aguas meteóricas evolucionadas. Las determinaciones de d34Sfluido (H2S en sulfuros sugieren la incorporación del azufre por termoreducción desde las metasedimentitas corticales. Las relaciones 208Pb/204Pb - 207Pb/204Pb - 206Pb/204Pb indican el aporte de Pb desde la corteza continental fanerozoica homogeneizada, aunque en La Fortuna (distrito Las Aguadas, La Aspereza (distrito San Martín y Fischer (distrito Cerro Áspero, se comprobó además, un componente mantélico. Las estructuras tensionales mineralizadas, con orientación mayoritaria entre 250º y 319º y geometría interna escalonada (en echelón, responden al modelo Riedel en zonas de cizalla simple. Estas estructuras secundarias se desarrollaron en un ambiente extensional frágil - dúctil a frágil y en un regimen transpresivo, durante un esfuerzo máximo principal s1 NO - SE y el alzamiento de la región. Las características halladas sugieren que el magmatismo famatiniano sinorogénico a posorogénico, ocasionó anomalías térmicas que propiciaron la circulación hidrotermal en sistemas convectivos. El flujo acuoso se encauzó principalmente, por la estructura de primer orden Tres Árboles y lineamientos secundarios. No se encontraron evidencias de que el magmatismo granítico hubiera contribuido significativamente con el aporte de azufre y elementos metálicos, al menos en este estilo de depósitos con marcado control estructural.

  6. Las fajas de deformación dúctil de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba: Una reseña general Ductile deformation shear belts at Pampean Ranges near Córdoba, Central Argentina: A Review

    RD Martino

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se describen dieciseis fajas de deformación dúctil, reconocidas hasta el momento en las sierras de Córdoba, atendiendo a su extensión, límites, descripción general de las rocas de falla que la conforman, estructura interna y se da un significado tectónico que permite asignarlas a cuatro grupos. (1 Fajas transcurrentes dextrales paralelas al arco magmático precámbrico-cámbrico, relacionadas con la subducción pampeana durante el Cámbrico inferior. (2 Fajas de desenraizamiento del Orógeno Pampeano cámbrico, de naturaleza inversa, producidas por cizalla general convergente (transpresión, relacionadas con etapas póstumas colisionales del terreno Pampia contra el margen de Gondwana y con la subducción famatiniana. Su actividad deformacional se constriñe al lapso 490-470 Ma. (3 Fajas de imbricación regional con generación de cabalgamientos con un fuerte control reológico, ligadas a la contracción oclóyica (Ordovícico superior-Silúrico inferior, de naturaleza inversa, que determinan dominios de edad. De este a oeste, se definen: los dominios precámbrico-cámbrico (ígneo, cámbrico (metamórfico de grado medio a alto y ordovícico (metamórfico de grado medio a alto. Estas fajas estarían relacionadas con el acercamiento del terreno Cuyania al margen gondwánico, antes de su emplazamiento y colisión final en el Ordovícico superior. (4 Fajas contraccionales achalianas, con cinemáticas que indican movimientos inversos con una actividad deformacional que se extendería hasta el Devónico inferior, coincidente con la amalgamación definitiva del terreno Cuyania y con el cese del magmatismo famatiniano. Posteriormente, se registra una reactivación importante o el desarrollo de nuevas fajas de deformación alrededor del límite Devónico-Carbonífero, que serían la expresión de la orogenia Chánica producida por el emplazamiento del terreno Chilenia en el margen gondwánico.Sixteen ductile shear belts recognized at Pampean

  7. Cambios de gravedad de origen tectónico en la transición entre las Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales y la Precordillera Sanjuanina Gravity changes of tectonic origin in the transition between western Sierras Pampeanas and Precordillera of San Juan.

    Francisco Ruiz

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El fenómeno sísmico está estrechamente ligado a cambios de gravedad producto de la deformación y de cambios de densidad en la corteza. Se ha establecido una red de control geodésico con el propósito de establecer relaciones espacio-temporales en la evolución del campo gravitatorio producido por actividad tectónica. La red está compuesta por 65 puntos fijos bien materializados y cubre un área de 3.500 km2 con la ciudad de San Juan en su centro. Diez años de mediciones periódicas han permitido evaluar las velocidades de variación de la intensidad del campo gravitatorio; éstas se ajustan razonablemente por el modelo estadístico de regresión lineal de las observaciones de la gravedad versus tiempo. Los resultados señalan el levantamiento actual de la Precordillera Oriental, que se refleja en aumentos de gravedad (g en las estaciones situadas al oeste del fallamiento Villicum-Ullum-Zonda y en la disminución de g al este de la estructura. identificamos tres segmentos activos: a la falla de La Laja con fuerte disminución de g, b el segmento Maradona-Cerro Bayo, con aumentos de g al oeste de la sierra Chica de Zonda y c una disminución de g en la falla de La Rinconada. Los datos muestran actividad tectónica en el sistema de fallas del Tulum que exhibe un gradiente en la dirección del lineamiento Cerro Valdivia-Cerro Barboza-Sierra de Pie de Palo que se incrementa hacia el este. Sus variaciones máximas negativas se observan al este del cerro Barboza. Mapas de anomalías magnéticas y gravimétricas señalan patrones en el basamento coincidentes con estas estructuras activas.Earthquake is closely tied up with gravity changes on the basis of crustal deformation and crustal density changes. A network of areal geodetic control was set up with the purpose of establishing space-time relations in the evolution of the gravity field produced by tectonic activity. The network is composed by 65 bench marks well materialized in the field, and

  8. Evolución tectonotermal ordovícica del borde occidental del arco magmático Famatiniano: metamorfismo de las rocas máficas y ultramáficas de la Sierra de la Huerta de Las Imanas (Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina Tectonothermal ordovician evolution of the western margin of the Famatinian magmatic arc: metamorphism of the mafic and ultramafic rocks of Sierra de la Huerta -Las Imanas (Pampean Ranges, Argentina

    Juan A Murra

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available En el basamento pre Andino de las Sierras Pampeanas de Argentina, se registra una importante actividad magmática y tectonometamórfica comprendida entre el Ordovícico inferior y medio, vinculada al desarrollo y cierre de un arco magmático continental, que tuvo lugar durante la Orogenia Famatiniana como consecuencia de la aproximación de un supuesto terreno exótico (el Terreno Precordillera, que terminó anexándose al margen sur occidental del Gondwana (coordenadas actuales. En las sierras de La Huerta y Las Imanas, ubicadas en el límite occidental de este orógeno, afloran unidades ultramáficas (metaperidotitas con Ol-Opx-Cpx-Am-Spl y metapiroxenitas coroníticas con Opx-Cpx-Spl-Am-Pl, máficas (metacuarzo-noritas con Opx-Pl-Am-Qtz-Bt±Grt, e intermedias (metadioritas con Pl-Am-QtzBt-Ep, que son vinculadas al magmatismo del arco Famatiniano. Se reconocen además, rocas metasedimentarias (mármoles, gneises y migmatitas con Sil+Kfs+Grt metamorfizadas en el Ordovícico medio. Las rocas metaígneas máficas registran un primer metamorfismo (M1 de grado alto (730ºC y 8,4±0,5 kbar, que es seguido de un segundo evento metamórfico de menor presión (M2, 720ºC y 4,5 kbar, registrado en la paragénesis Cum+Hbl+Mag dispuesta en coronas de reacción. Las rocas metaígneas ultramáficas preservan también la evidencia de dos etapas metamórficas (M1 y M2, pero solamente fue posible calcular las condiciones termobáricas del segundo evento, caracterizado por la formación de porfiroblastos de anfíboles. A la latitud de 32º30'S, el arco magmático Famatiniano evidencia una zonación composicional transversal (en dirección este-oste, y que estaría relacionada con los actuales niveles de exposición. En este contexto, las unidades máficas y ultramáficas de las sierras de La Huerta y de Las Imanas representan los niveles más profundos del arco, lo cual es consistente con la mayor tasa de alzamiento y erosión propia de los bordes orog

  9. Patrimonio arqueológico, preservación y turismo. El caso de las Sierras de Curicó (Sistema de Tandilia, Región Pampeana, Argentina

    Patricia Madrid

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es discutir los efectos positivos y negativos del uso de la localidad arqueológica Sierras de Curicó (partido de Olavarría, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina en el marco de potenciales emprendimientos turísticos. El atractivo natural de este paisaje arqueológico conformado por pinturas rupestres, estructuras de piedra, un montículo rocoso y un alero, en las serranías bajas de Tandilia, ha concitado desde hace algunos años un uso recreativo espontáneo en un área no planificada para su uso turístico. En efecto, al impacto natural creciente se suma la acción antrópica cada vez más frecuente, poniendo a la localidad arqueológica en situación de vulnerabilidad y riesgo de conservación. Esto se acentúa particularmente en el caso de las representaciones rupestres, que constituyen sectores de visibilidad regular y altamente sensibles a la atención del visitante. En este contexto, es primordial evaluar la preservación del paisaje arqueológico como un todo antes de considerar su inclusión en proyectos de desarrollo sustentable que incluyan actividades turísticas. Previo diagnóstico, se analizan las estrategias mas adecuadas para poner en valor las Sierras de Curicó como alternativas a un uso turístico convencional en el contexto de escasas o nulas posibilidades de regular medidas efectivas de protección del patrimonio local. Por último, se recomienda un plan de manejo y la no apertura del sitio al público.

  10. El plutón de Serrezuela: Evento magmático del Carbonífero en el sector norte de la sierra de Pocho, Córdoba, República Argentina The Serrezuela Pluton: Carboniferous magmatic event in the northerm sector of the Sierra de Pocho, Córdoba, Argentina

    GM Gómez

    2003-09-01

    . El plutón de Serrezuela de edad carbonífera (321+7,4 Ma y 303+2MA, K/Ar, representa uno de los pulsos magmáticos graníticos mas jóvenes en este sector de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. Este cuerpo posiblemente registre el final del ciclo magmático generador de los vecinos batolito de Achala y plutón de La Playa bajo un régimen colisional.The Serrezuela granite is located at the Sierra de Serrezuela in the northern Sierra de Pocho, northwest Córdoba. It is a 16 km2 body, divided into two sectors by metamorphic outcrops. Structurally it is confined by several fractures related to major N-S regional lineaments. The Serrezuela pluton is composed of two main facies: biotite + muscovite monzogranite (BMM, and biotite tourmaline monzogranite (BTM. Both facies are calcalkaline peraluminous, with minor occurrences of a metaluminous biotite aplite. The BTM overlies the BMM facies with sharp contact, in a layer-like occurrence. The Serrezuela granitic stock is characterized by the presence of miarolitic cavities and widespread tourmalinization. A late quartz vein of considerable dimensions intrudes at the pluton boundary. Major element geochemistry shows some dispersion, whereas trace elements show a trend from biotite + muscovite monzogranite toward biotite tourmaline monzogranite. All rocks are strongly differentiated with the biotite + muscovite monzogranite being the least evolved and the most areally extended unit. A liquid fractionation mechanism is proposed for the differentiation and emplacement of the biotite tourmaline monzogranite. Changes in the foliation direction of the country rock, the presence of banded plagioclase and miarolitic cavities, suggests that the Serrezuela pluton had a forced emplacement into the country rocks at shallow crustal depth, along preexisting lineaments. Serrezuela pluton, is a Carboniferous K/Ar age granite (321± 7.4 Ma and 303± 2 Ma. It represents one of the youngest granitic magma pulses of this sector of the Eastern

  11. El plutón de Serrezuela: Evento magmático del Carbonífero en el sector norte de la sierra de Pocho, Córdoba, República Argentina

    GM Gómez

    2003-09-01

    . El plutón de Serrezuela de edad carbonífera (321+7,4 Ma y 303+2MA, K/Ar, representa uno de los pulsos magmáticos graníticos mas jóvenes en este sector de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. Este cuerpo posiblemente registre el final del ciclo magmático generador de los vecinos batolito de Achala y plutón de La Playa bajo un régimen colisional.

  12. Los diques comendíticos de Papachacra (Catamarca): magmatismo peralcalino en sierras Pampeanas orientales The comenditic dikes from Papachacra (Catamarca): peralkaline magmatism in Eastern Sierras Pampeanas

    Fernando Colombo; Raúl Lirai; María Sol O´Leary; Colombo C. G Tassinari

    2010-01-01

    En Papachacra (Provincia de Catamarca, NO de Argentina) hay un plutón compuesto por varios tipos diferentes de granitoides de tipo A con afinidad alcalina. Las rocas más tardías son riolitas peralcalinas (comenditas), que forman diques de hasta 50 cm atravesando el granito biotítico El Portezuelo, el cual está genéticamente desvinculado. Tienen textura porfírica y están compuestas por fenocristales de feldespato potásico (Or97-98 Ab2-3) y egirina (Ac94-98) en una mesostasis afanítica de cuarz...

  13. Análisis de subsidencia de la Cuenca de las Salinas, Sierras Pampeanas occidentales Subsidence analysis of the Las Salinas Basin, western Sierras Pampeanas

    Edgardo A. Azeglio

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se ha evaluado la subsidencia total de la cuenca de Las Salinas mediante diagramas tiempo - profundidad, considerando la subsidencia inicial, por carga y termotectónica. También se calculó la velocidad de subsidencia interválica en función del tiempo geológico. El área en estudio se ubica aproximadamente entre los paralelos 31°17´S y 32°40´S y los meridianos 66°38´W y 67°48´W en las cercanías de la localidad de Marayes, en el sitio denominado cuenca de Las Salinas. Los diagramas tiempo - profundidad permitieron relacionar cambios en la velocidad de subsidencia de la cuenca durante el proceso distensivo del Mesozoico y el actualmente compresional a la cual esta sometida, obteniéndose valores concordantes con áreas circundantes. Como resultado del análisis se encontró que la velocidad de subsidencia inicial fue de 0,0017 mm/año en el Carbonífero, la que fue aumentando lentamente hasta alcanzar los 0,00875 mm/año en el Cretácico. Este incremento disminuye sensiblemente durante el Cretácico superior, para posteriormente incrementarse abruptamente en el Terciario (0,043 mm/año. Este régimen se mantiene durante el Plioceno a Mioceno, alcanzando valores promedios de 0,269 mm/año, culminando con valores de 0,0973 mm/año. De la comparación entre ambos diagramas de subsidencia se observan distintos ritmos de sedimentación entre el sector norte y sur de la cuenca que podría ser la consecuencia de un fallamiento en el basamento. La comparación de estos valores con los obtenidos en la cuenca de Beazley indican que si bien los valores de subsidencia inicial y ritmo de sedimentación fueron similares. El inicio de la subsidencia en la cuenca de Beazley, se produjo con posterioridad (en el Triásico. La componente termotectónica en ambas cuencas es similar a pesar que el gradiente térmico normal de la zona aumenta sensiblemente en dirección sur.In the present work the total subsidence of Las Salinas basin has been evaluated trough time-depth diagrams, were the initial subsidence by load and thermotectonics were analyzed. The subsidence interval velocity was also calculated in function of the geologic time. The area under study is limited by the geographic coordinates of 31°17´ and 32°40´S latitude and 66°38´ and 67°48´W longitude, in the neighborhood of Marayes locality, in Las Salinas basin. The time-depth diagrams discriminate velocity changes of the basin subsidence rate during the extensional tectonics, and the present day dominant compressional process. The calculated results are in agreement with other regional rates. The obtained rates were: An initial subsidence velocity of 0.0017 mm/year during the Carboniferous period. This velocity had a constant and slow increase during Triassic and early Cretaceous times reaching mean values of 0.00875 mm/year in this last stage. The subsidence rate sensibly decreases during the late Cretaceous, and most part of the Tertiary. Subsequently a sudden change is observed during Pliocene - Miocene times reaching average values of 0.269 mm/year, and ending with rates of 0.0973 mm/year. The time-depth diagrams also show different subsidence rates from the northern and the southern parts of the basin, which could be the consequence of active basement faults during sedimentation. The initial subsidence and sedimentation rates were similar when these results are compared with Beazley Basin data, but the beginning of subsidence in Beazley Basin was later (Triassic time. The thermotectonic subsidences in both basins are similar, although the normal geothermal gradient of the area increases sensibly to the south.

  14. Cargas subcorticales en el antepaís andino y la planicie pampeana: evidencias estratigráficas, topográficas y geofísicas Subcrustal loads in the Andean foreland and pampean plain: stratigraphic, topographic and geophysical evidence

    F.M. Dávila

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available En la región sur de los Andes Centrales, la generación de espacios de acomodación en el antepaís ha sido explicada mediante la influencia de cargas supracorticales (apilamiento de escamas tectónicas y de cargas litostáticas. Estudios en la región de Sierras Pampeanas sugieren un patrón de subsidencia de longitud de onda regional (>500 km, difícilmente explicada por estas cargas generalmente asociadas a subsidencias de longitud de onda corta (In the Central Andes, supracrustal tectonic loading has been extensively invoked to explain retroarc flexure and foreland basin subsidence, due to stacking of tectonic slivers and amplification by sedimentary loads. However, we present surface and subsurface stratigraphic data from the Sierras Pampeanas broken foreland that suggest a long-wavelength subsidence pattern (>500 km, which is difficult to explain with upper crustal loads that are generally associated with short wavelength (< 300 km subsidence. It is proposed that stratigraphic, structural, topographic and geophysical features in the Sierras Pampeanas region and Chaco-Paranense basin can be explained by flections driven by processes occurring in the asthenosphere and/or lower crust, like thermal-driven corner mantle flow and/or eclogitization, respectively. Short-wavelength flexure (<300 km driven by various factors enhances regional subsidence features.

  15. Superficial deposits in northeast flank of Sierras Australes (Provincia de Buenos Aires, Republica Argentina)

    Pleistocene and Holocene superficial deposits, which have been recognized in an area of 1500 km2 in the northeast flank of Sierras Australes, are characterized. In divide they are underlain by silts and siltstone which are called Sediments Pampeanas. There, a lower sequence, consisting mainly of aeolian sediments (loess) with scarce fluvial deposits and diamictons, was recognized. In some places an upper sequence that is product of aeolian and anthropogenic activity, was also recognized. In the valley sequences, the loess deposits can not only be underlain by fluvial sediments but can also overlain them. The more recent fluvial deposits which have eroded loess sequences are of the post conquest age

  16. Edad y caracterización de una mica de litio asociada a un sistema de greisen en Mina la Rosario, Sierra de Fiambalá, Catamarca

    Julio C. Avila; Nora Rubinstein; Orquídea Morello; Ana Fogliata

    2008-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se realiza el estudio mineralógico y se define la edad de una mica de litio obtenida en las salbandas de las vetas cuarzo portadoras de wolframita de mina La Rosario, ubicada en las proximidades del granito Ayacucho, Sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales de la provincia de Catamarca. Esta especie mineral fue identificada a través de diferentes técnicas analíticas que incluyen determinaciones por difracción de rayos X, análisis químicos y por espectrometría ...

  17. Prehistoric Seismic Ruptures Revealed by Paleoseismic Studies in the Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina

    Earthquakes in intraplate settings are less frequent than in interplate areas, but they can produce substantial damage to structures because they are not generally designed to withstand strong ground motions. The recurrence time for major earthquakes on individual faults is much longer than records of historical seismicity, which sometimes results in damaging earthquakes occurring in unexpected locations. This issue becomes even more critical in America, where historic seismicity encompasses a time span no longer than 500 years. Therefore, these regions are very challenging for understanding earthquake occurrence in space and time and for assessing the seismic capability of fault sources

  18. Los diques comendíticos de Papachacra (Catamarca): magmatismo peralcalino en sierras Pampeanas orientales

    Fernando Colombo; Raúl Lirai; María Sol O´Leary; Colombo C. G Tassinari

    2010-01-01

    En Papachacra (Provincia de Catamarca, NO de Argentina) hay un plutón compuesto por varios tipos diferentes de granitoides de tipo A con afinidad alcalina. Las rocas más tardías son riolitas peralcalinas (comenditas), que forman diques de hasta 50 cm atravesando el granito biotítico El Portezuelo, el cual está genéticamente desvinculado. Tienen textura porfírica y están compuestas por fenocristales de feldespato potásico (Or97-98 Ab2-3) y egirina (Ac94-98) en una mesostasis afanítica de cuarz...

  19. El basamento de la sierra de San Luis: Nuevas evidencias magnéticas y sus implicancias tectónicas

    CJ Chernicoff

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Los mapas aeromagnéticos disponibles de las sierras de San Luis y Comechingones en el sector sudoriental de las Sierras Pampeanas de Argentina, permiten examinar las características geológicas y estructurales de las unidades metamórficas e intrusivas del basamento de la región. A través de la aplicación del filtro de continuación ascendente a los datos del campo magnético total reducido al polo, se ha podido observar la configuración profunda de las distintas unidades. Entre ellas se destaca la secuencia supracortical, en parte correspondiente a la Formación San Luis, que permite reconstruir en varios sectores de la región, en algunos casos subaflorante, una importante sucesión de rocas metasedimentarias de hasta 3 km de espesor, que es interpretada como perteneciente a depósitos de una cuenca de antepaís formada con posterioridad a la orogenia pampeana, alrededor de los 530 Ma. Se caracterizan las distintas unidades metamórficas e ígneas a partir de su señal magnética, y sobre esta base se presenta una sección estructural profunda, que sirve de base para proponer la evolución tectónica del basamento de este sector de las Sierras Pampeanas. Éste registra a partir de la orogenia pampeana la instalación de un arco magmático con su respectiva cuenca de trasarco durante el Cámbrico tardío y el Ordovícico temprano, los que son cerrados y deformados durante la colisión del terreno de Cuyania en el Ordovícico medio.

  20. El basamento de la sierra de San Luis: Nuevas evidencias magnéticas y sus implicancias tectónicas The basement of Sierra de San Luis: New magnetic evidence and tectonic implication

    CJ Chernicoff

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Los mapas aeromagnéticos disponibles de las sierras de San Luis y Comechingones en el sector sudoriental de las Sierras Pampeanas de Argentina, permiten examinar las características geológicas y estructurales de las unidades metamórficas e intrusivas del basamento de la región. A través de la aplicación del filtro de continuación ascendente a los datos del campo magnético total reducido al polo, se ha podido observar la configuración profunda de las distintas unidades. Entre ellas se destaca la secuencia supracortical, en parte correspondiente a la Formación San Luis, que permite reconstruir en varios sectores de la región, en algunos casos subaflorante, una importante sucesión de rocas metasedimentarias de hasta 3 km de espesor, que es interpretada como perteneciente a depósitos de una cuenca de antepaís formada con posterioridad a la orogenia pampeana, alrededor de los 530 Ma. Se caracterizan las distintas unidades metamórficas e ígneas a partir de su señal magnética, y sobre esta base se presenta una sección estructural profunda, que sirve de base para proponer la evolución tectónica del basamento de este sector de las Sierras Pampeanas. Éste registra a partir de la orogenia pampeana la instalación de un arco magmático con su respectiva cuenca de trasarco durante el Cámbrico tardío y el Ordovícico temprano, los que son cerrados y deformados durante la colisión del terreno de Cuyania en el Ordovícico medio.The available aeromagnetic maps of the Sierras de San Luis and Comechingones in the south-eastern sector of the Sierras Pampeanas of Argentina, show the geologic and structural characteristics of the metamorphic and intrusive units of the basement of the region. Through the upward continuation filter applied to the magnetic data, it is possible to view the depth to the different units. Among them it stands out the supracrustal sequence partly equivalent to the San Luis Formation, interpreted as foreland basin

  1. Guide to Using Sierra

    Shaw, Ryan Phillip [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Agelastos, Anthony Michael [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Miller, Joel D. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-03-01

    Sierra is an engineering mechanics simulation code suite supporting the Nation's Nuclear Weapons mission as well as other customers. It has explicit ties to Sandia National Labs' workfow, including geometry and meshing, design and optimization, and visualization. Dis- tinguishing strengths include "application aware" development, scalability, SQA and V&V, multiple scales, and multi-physics coupling. This document is intended to help new and existing users of Sierra as a user manual and troubleshooting guide.

  2. Southern Sierra Fisher Conservation Area - Sierra Nevada [ds568

    California Department of Resources — The Southern Sierra Fisher Conservation Area encompasses the known occupied range of the Pacific fisher in the Sierra Nevada. This consists of an elevational band...

  3. Country Profiles, Sierra Leone.

    Dow, Thomas E., Jr.

    A profile of Sierra Leone is sketched in this paper. Emphasis is placed on the nature, scope, and accomplishments of population activities in the country. Topics and sub-topics include: location and description of the country; population (size, growth patterns, age structure, urban/rural distribution, ethnic and religious composition, migration,…

  4. Discriminación de rocas ultramáficas y su encajonante metamórfico, mediante el procesamiento de imágenes satelitales Landsat 7 ETM+, Sierra Chica, Córdoba Ultramafic rocks discrimination from country rocks, using Landsat 7 ETM+ image data processing, in the Sierra Chica, Córdoba

    Patricia A Anzil

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de una investigación sobre la identificación y cartografía de rocas ultramáficas en la sierra Chica de Córdoba, se evalúan técnicas y estrategias de análisis y caracterización espectral de imágenes satelitales como recursos para detectar y delimitar estos cuerpos. Se utilizan además datos de campo y la ubicación de afloramientos ya reconocidos en campaña para cotejar los resultados que se obtienen del análisis de las imágenes. Se emplean imágenes satelitales Landsat-7 ETM+, recurriéndose a estrategias de procesamiento digital tales como la combinación de bandas, los cocientes de bandas y las clasificaciones espectrales, lográndose avanzar en el propósito planteado, a pesar de la cobertura vegetal y la escasa superficie de tales afloramientos. El área de estudio se ubica en las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba, entre la sierra Grande y sierra Chica, lugar donde afloran cuerpos ultramáficos, correspondientes a la faja ultramáfica oriental, intercalados en metamorfitas de grado medio a alto. De los procesos aplicados para el tratamiento digital, las clasificaciones con máxima probabilidad y paralelepípedos, son los que aportan los mejores resultados. Estos son consistentes con cuerpos ya reconocidos por otros medios.Techniques and strategies were developed in image analysis and spectral characterization in a reasearch to identify and map the ultramafic rocks and to detect and outline these bodies at Sierra Chica of Córdoba. Field data and specific location of these bodies were used to check the results obtained from the digital treatment. Landsat- 7 ETM+ image data are employed in digital processing, including band combination, band rationing and spectral classification to reach the purpose of this work, in spite of vegetal cover and reduced exposed area of these rocks. Ultramafic rocks, part of the "Eastern Belt", intercalates with intermediate to high grade metamorphic rocks, located in the Sierras Pampeanas of

  5. Sierra Structural Dynamics Theory Manual

    Reese, Garth M. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-10-19

    Sierra/SD provides a massively parallel implementation of structural dynamics finite element analysis, required for high fidelity, validated models used in modal, vibration, static and shock analysis of structural systems. This manual describes the theory behind many of the constructs in Sierra/SD. For a more detailed description of how to use Sierra/SD , we refer the reader to Sierra/SD, User's Notes . Many of the constructs in Sierra/SD are pulled directly from published material. Where possible, these materials are referenced herein. However, certain functions in Sierra/SD are specific to our implementation. We try to be far more complete in those areas. The theory manual was developed from several sources including general notes, a programmer notes manual, the user's notes and of course the material in the open literature. This page intentionally left blank.

  6. Edad y caracterización de una mica de litio asociada a un sistema de greisen en Mina la Rosario, Sierra de Fiambalá, Catamarca Age and characterization of a lithium mica associated with a greisen system in the Rosario Mine, Sierra de Fiambalá, Catamarca

    Julio C. Avila

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se realiza el estudio mineralógico y se define la edad de una mica de litio obtenida en las salbandas de las vetas cuarzo portadoras de wolframita de mina La Rosario, ubicada en las proximidades del granito Ayacucho, Sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales de la provincia de Catamarca. Esta especie mineral fue identificada a través de diferentes técnicas analíticas que incluyen determinaciones por difracción de rayos X, análisis químicos y por espectrometría infrarroja. Los resultados de los estudios indican que su estructura corresponde a una zinnwaldita y su composición química permite ubicarla dentro de la serie biotita-siderofilita-zinnwaldita-lepidolita. Las edades isotópicas obtenidas para el Granito Ayacucho (340 ± 8 Ma y esta mica hidrotermal (339 ± 8 Ma confirman una edad carbonífera para este intrusivo y la estrecha relación temporal con la mineralización hidrotermal asociada.This work deals with a mineralogical study and the age of a lithium mica obtained from the selvage of wolframite quartz veins from La Rosario mine, which crops out close to Ayacucho Granite, Sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales of Catamarca province. This mineral species was identified through different analytical techniques that include X-ray diffraction, chemical analyses and infrared spectrometry analyses. The results of the studies indicate that its structure corresponds to zinnwaldite and its chemical composition allows locating it inside the biotite-siderophyllite-zinnwaldite-lepidolite series. The isotopic ages obtained for the Ayacucho granite (340 ± 8 Ma and this hydrothermal mica (339 ± 8 Ma confirm a Carboniferous age for this intrusive and the genetic link with hydrothermal mineralization.

  7. Control estructural sobre el plutón Los Ratones y la mineralización de uranio en la sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas, Catamarca

    Fernando Hongn; Luis Ferreira; Orquídea Morello; Nora Rubinstein; Alicia Kirschbaum; Franco Guidi; Jorge Anesa

    2010-01-01

    El Granito Los Ratones, de edad carbonífera, está compuesto por dos facies principales: porfírica y equigranular. La mineralización de uranio alojada en la caja metamórfica sobre el borde NO del plutón se interpreta asociada a un greisen abierto rico en flúor vinculado con las facies equigranular. La cartografía detallada de la roca de caja del plutón, de parte de los bordes del intrusivo y de las manifestaciones uraníferas muestra un marcado control estructural sobre el emplazamiento del plu...

  8. Provencance of the late Proterozoic to early Cambrian metaclastic sediments ot the Sierra de San Luis (Eastern Sierras Pampeanas) and Cordillera Oriental, Argentina

    Drobe, M.; López de Luchi, M.; Steenken, A.;

    2009-01-01

    Formation) and the Puncoviscana Formation of the Cordillera Oriental. The goal was the characterisation of the different domains in the study area and to give insights to the location of the source rocks. An active continental margin setting with typical composition of the upper continental crust is...

  9. Control estructural sobre el plutón Los Ratones y la mineralización de uranio en la sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas, Catamarca

    Fernando Hongn

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El Granito Los Ratones, de edad carbonífera, está compuesto por dos facies principales: porfírica y equigranular. La mineralización de uranio alojada en la caja metamórfica sobre el borde NO del plutón se interpreta asociada a un greisen abierto rico en flúor vinculado con las facies equigranular. La cartografía detallada de la roca de caja del plutón, de parte de los bordes del intrusivo y de las manifestaciones uraníferas muestra un marcado control estructural sobre el emplazamiento del plutón, particularmente de la facies porfírica, y sobre la circulación de los fluidos mineralizantes. Cuatro juegos de fracturas participan de este control. Los dos principales de rumbo N y NE coinciden nítidamente con los bordes oeste y noroeste de la facies porfírica y con las expresiones más notables de la mineralización de uranio. El tercer juego corresponde a fracturas de rumbo E-O que son secundarias respecto a las anteriores considerando su frecuencia y longitud, al igual que el cuarto de rumbo NO. Los buzamientos de los juegos de fracturas N y NE son próximos a la vertical, orientación corroborada por estudios geofísicos en la zona dominada por las fracturas NE. Además de los rasgos mencionados, los diques básicos y ácidos que acompañan al plutón siguen preferentemente estas orientaciones. Las estructuras que controlan el magmatismo y la mineralización estarían vinculadas con un sistema de fallas meridianas con movimiento horizontal derecho principal y normal subordinado que parcialmente reactivaron heterogeneidades del basamento metamórfico, básicamente la foliación principal. Flexiones y quiebres a lo largo de estas estructuras generaron zonas dilatantes en las que se concentraron el magmatismo y la mineralización.

  10. Ignimbritas riolíticas neoproterozoicas en la Sierra Norte de Córdoba: ¿evidencia de un arco magmático temprano en el ciclo Pampeano? Neoproterozoic rhyolite ignimbrites in the Sierra Norte de Córdoba: evidence of an early magmatic arc in the Pampean cycle?

    EJ Llambías

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available La Sierra Norte forma parte de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba por lo cual las principales intrusiones graníticas y el metamorfismo están relacionadas al ciclo orogénico Pampeano. La mayor diferencia con las Sierras de Córdoba es que en Sierra Norte el grado metamórfico es bajo y las intrusiones son superficiales. La Sierra Norte está compuesta por pequeños afloramientos de metasedimentitas, plutones de granodiorita y granito y cuerpos subvolcánicos relacionados a los últimos estadios del batolito. En este trabajo describimos mantos de ignimbritas intercalados en los metaconglomerados de la Formación La Lidia. Las ignimbritas están moderadamente soldadas y está compuestas por aproximadamente 15 % de porfiroclastos de cuarzo, feldespato potásico y plagioclasa totalmente alterada. La pasta consiste de trizas vítreas devitrificadas. La edad U/Pb convencional en circones dio 584+22/-14 Ma y es interpretada como la edad de cristalización. Tanto las ignimbritas como la roca de caja han sido afectadas por un metamorfismo en facies prehnita-pumpellita que alteró la plagioclasa en zoicita, sericita y pumpellita. Las ignimbritas silícicas neoproterozoicas, conjuntamente con el batolito calcoalcalino que le suceden sugiere la existencia de un arco magmático asociado al margen continental activo de Gondwana. Este arco habría estado activo desde el Neoproterozoico hasta el Cámbrico, con una duración de más de 60 Ma. La correlación de las metasedimentitas y volcanitas neoproterozoicas con la Formación Puncoviscana es posible.The Sierra Norte belongs to the Sierras Pampeanas of Córdoba and like in the Sierras de Córdoba the main granitic intrusions, metamorphism and deformation are related to the Pampean orogenic cycle. The most important difference with Sierras de Córdoba is that Sierra Norte shows a weaker deformation and a lower grade metamorphism. Sierra Norte consists of small outcrops of metasedimentary rocks intruded by

  11. Estimación de la estructura cortical de velocidades sísmicas en el suroeste de la sierra de Pie de Palo, provincia de San Juan Estimation of the seismic velocity crustal structure in the southwest region of the Sierra de Pie de Palo southwest San Juan

    Marcelo Perarnau

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestran resultados relacionados con la estructura de corteza en la región de la sierra de Pie de Palo perteneciente a las Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales a partir de funciones del receptor telesísmicas para la estación sismológica Coronel Fontana (31,605°S y 68,238°O. Estos resultados ponen de manifiesto evidencias de dos discontinuidades intracorticales a profundidades de 13 y 28 km aproximadamente y una discontinuidad más profunda cerca de 47 km de profundidad que correspondería al Moho. Los valores de contraste entre las velocidades de ondas P y S (Vp/Vs para estas discontinuidades son en general elevados. En particular, la región comprendida entre 13 y 28 km de profundidad muestra los valores más altos de Vp/Vs lo cual indicaría un mayor grado de fracturación o fallamiento para esta zona de la corteza. Los resultados indican una densificación de la corteza inferior.In this paper receiver function results beneath the seismic station Coronel Fontana (31,605°S and 68,238°W, in the western Sierras Pampeanas are shown. These results provide evidence for two intracrustal discontinuities at depths of 13 km and 28 km approximately and a deeper discontinuity near 47 km depth, which correlates with the Moho. Overall the ratio between the seismic velocities of P and S waves (Vp/Vs for these discontinuities are high. In particular, the region between 13 and 28 km depth shows the higher values of Vp/Vs, which is consistent with a higher degree of fracturing and faulting. The results also indicate a denser composition of the lower crust.

  12. Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone.

    Clavagnier, Isabelle

    2015-01-01

    Sophie and Pierre have enrolled in the operational team of a humanitarian organisation for two months, in order to help contain the Ebola epidemic. They landed in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, only yesterday. PMID:26146002

  13. Sierra Meadows Project [ds4

    California Department of Resources — Recognizing Montane Meadows and Quaking Aspen communities are a rare and valuable resource to plant and animal species in the Sierra Nevada, this project represents...

  14. Sierra Nevada (Granada, Spain)

    Gilgado, José D.; Enghoff, Henrik; Tinaut, Alberto; Mauriès, Jean-Paul; Ortuño, Vicente M.

    2015-01-01

    Millipedes (Diplopoda), with a few notable exceptions, are poor dispersers, showing a very high degree of endemicity, not the least in mountains. The first samplings of the Mesovoid Shallow Substratum (MSS) of the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Baetic System, Southern Spain) have...... led to the discovery of a high number of millipedes, each of the species present showing a different degree of establishment in this subterranean environment. An update of the knowledge on the millipedes of this region, the first data of the millipede communities in the MSS and the description of...... Ceratosphys cryodeserti Gilgado, Mauriès & Enghoff n. sp. are here provided, as well as the first data on the humidity and temperature fluctuations in the MSS of this high mountain. The new species is similar to other Baetico-Riffan species, while the only previously known congener from the region, C...

  15. Las metamorfitas de baja presión en la Sierra de Socoscora, San Luis, y sus implicancias regionales The low-pressure metamorphic sequence in the Sierra de Socoscora, San Luis, and their regional implications

    Andrés Carugno Durán

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La secuencia metamórfica de alta temperatura y baja presión presente en la sierra de Socoscora está compuesta por esquistos con porfroblastos de cordierita y andalucita, esquistos con nódulos de sericita, esquistos cuarzo biotítico muscovíticos y anfibolitas. Todas estas rocas se encuentran en contacto tectónico con migmatitas y granitoides. Los aforamientos de esta secuencia esquistosa son saltuarios, van de unos pocos metros a algunos kilómetros cuadrados y, en algunos casos, se presentan como xenolitos en los granitoides. Esta secuencia metasedimentaria, con intercalaciones de metabasitas, presenta evidencias de al menos tres fases deformacionales (F1, F2 y F3, asociadas a una evolución metamórfica de baja presión. F1 se desarrolla conjuntamente con un metamorfismo M1 (Bt1 + Ms1, posteriormente crece cordierita estática, entre las fases F1 y F2, dando lugar a M2 (Crd + Bt2 + Qtz + Kfs, durante la fase F2 se alcanza el clímax térmico con la presencia de sillimanita (fibrolita (M3: Bt3+ Ms2 + Sil. Posteriormente, el crecimiento estático de andalucita, post F2, caracteriza a M4 (And + Ms3. Por último, durante F3 se produce el clivaje de crenulación S3. La presencia de abundantes rocas máficas y/o granitoides en la zona, podrían ser responsables de los altos gradientes que permitieron el desarrollo de las paragénesis descriptas. En otros sectores de Sierras Pampeanas se han reconocido rocas formadas en condiciones similares, asociadas a procesos asignados a las orogenias Pampeana y Famatiniana. La falta de datos geocronológicos no permite asignar con precisión las rocas estudiadas a una u otra etapa. Las rocas que se describen en este trabajo podrían corresponder a niveles de menor profundidad que los correspondientes a las migmatitas presentes en la región.The low-pressure high-temperature metamorphic sequence recognized in the Sierra de Socoscora is formed by schists with cordierite and andalusite porphyroblasts, schists

  16. Nuevos aportes a la historia natural de la mulita pampeana Dasypus hybridus (Mammalia, Dasypodidae

    Agustín M. Abba

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan nuevos aportes sobre la historia natural de la mulita pampeana Dasypus hybridus (Desmarest, 1804 (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Dasypodidae. Los estudios de campo fueron llevados a cabo en 100 ha de cuatro establecimientos agropecuarios de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Durante tres años se realizó un muestreo estacional de armadillos por captura y liberación. Se obtuvieron datos de hábitos alimentarios, uso del espacio y del tiempo, comportamiento, termorregulación, datos poblacionales y morfológicos. Se realizaron 71 capturas. En la dieta el ítem principal registrado fue material vegetal, seguido por hormigas e insectos coleópteros; no se observó una diferencia estacional en los hábitos alimentarios. La actividad de las mulitas se concentra durante el día, existió una baja en la frecuencia de observación durante las estaciones frías (otoño e invierno. La mulita pampeana prefiere suelos húmicos, terrenos altos y pastizales densos y altos; asimismo seleccionan los montes para refugiarse. Son individuos asociales. La temperatura rectal mostró correlaciones positivas con la temperatura ambiente. La proporción de sexos fue cercana a uno y no se observó dimorfismo sexual. Los resultados obtenidos concuerdan parcialmente con lo observado para otras especies del género, destacando las tendencias observadas en los hábitos alimentarios y en la estrategia termorregulatoria. Este trabajo representa un aporte en varios aspectos de una especie poco estudiada en una zona bajo importantes presiones de uso y modificación de hábitat.

  17. Sierra Leone Temne Language Manual.

    Peace Corps, Washington, DC.

    A language guide to Temne is designed for Peace Corps volunteers serving in Sierra Leone. It contains introductory sections about the Temnes and Temne phonology and orthography, teacher notes on the use of the manual, and 12 lessons. Each lesson consists of a dialogue or narrative, notes on classroom presentation, vocabulary and useful phrases,…

  18. Susu Language Manual: Sierra Leone.

    Peace Corps, Freetown (Sierra Leone).

    A teacher's guide for Susu is designed for Peace Corps volunteer language instruction and geared to the daily language needs of volunteers in Sierra Leone. It contains a section on Susu phonology and 28 lessons on these topics: situation-specific greetings, basic greetings, introducing a friend, the market, travel and getting directions, visiting…

  19. English Teaching Profile: Sierra Leone.

    British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

    The role and status of English in Sierra Leone are examined, with attention directed to: (1) English within the education system, (2) teachers of English, (3) materials support; (4) educational administration for English teaching, (5) development and planning, (6) British support for the teaching of English, and (7) commercial opportunities.…

  20. Modeling interfacial fracture in Sierra.

    Brown, Arthur A.; Ohashi, Yuki; Lu, Wei-Yang; Nelson, Stacy A. C.; Foulk, James W.,; Reedy, Earl David,; Austin, Kevin N.; Margolis, Stephen B.

    2013-09-01

    This report summarizes computational efforts to model interfacial fracture using cohesive zone models in the SIERRA/SolidMechanics (SIERRA/SM) finite element code. Cohesive surface elements were used to model crack initiation and propagation along predefined paths. Mesh convergence was observed with SIERRA/SM for numerous geometries. As the funding for this project came from the Advanced Simulation and Computing Verification and Validation (ASC V&V) focus area, considerable effort was spent performing verification and validation. Code verification was performed to compare code predictions to analytical solutions for simple three-element simulations as well as a higher-fidelity simulation of a double-cantilever beam. Parameter identification was conducted with Dakota using experimental results on asymmetric double-cantilever beam (ADCB) and end-notched-flexure (ENF) experiments conducted under Campaign-6 funding. Discretization convergence studies were also performed with respect to mesh size and time step and an optimization study was completed for mode II delamination using the ENF geometry. Throughout this verification process, numerous SIERRA/SM bugs were found and reported, all of which have been fixed, leading to over a 10-fold increase in convergence rates. Finally, mixed-mode flexure experiments were performed for validation. One of the unexplained issues encountered was material property variability for ostensibly the same composite material. Since the variability is not fully understood, it is difficult to accurately assess uncertainty when performing predictions.

  1. Evolución tectónica andina entre las Sierras de Hualfín, capillitas y extremo sur de Aconquija, provincia de Catamarca

    Raúl Seggiaro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Las Sierras Pampeanas septentrionales están integradas por bloques de basamento cristalino basculados por fallas de rumbo NE-SO, que forman parte del lineamiento de Aconquija o de Tucumán. Las unidades cenozoicas, dispuestas en los valles intramontanos que separan las sierras de Capillitas, Hualfín y Aconquija, presentan relaciones de inconformidad sobre el basamento y registran cuatro sucesivos eventos deformacionales andinos. El primer evento deformacional presenta estratos de sincrecimiento asociados a fallas normales en la Formación Hualfín. Durante el segundo evento, la Formación Hualfín fue intensamente plegada y erosionada previamente a la depositación del Complejo Volcánico Farallón Negro. El tercer evento, de carácter transtensivo, se registra en el Compelo Volcánico Farallón Negro con fallas normales y discordancias progresivas. Este evento es coincidente con la irrupción del vulcanismo en la cuenca. A los fines de analizar la cinemática de la cuarta y última etapa de deformación se realizaron mediciones de indicadores cinemáticos a lo largo de fallas regionales y estructuras menores, con resultados que reflejan desplazamientos dextrales transpresivos. Los desplazamientos correspondientes a esta etapa estarían asociados a la elevación de las sierras y el emplazamiento de cuerpos subvolcánicos, algunos de los cuales como los de cerro Atajo, Capillitas y Agua Rica entre otros, son de interés económico. La tectónica transpresiva, aún vigente, se registra en fallas activas asociadas a avalanchas y flujos de detritos provenientes de las laderas de las sierras.

  2. Eventos de avalanchas y represamientos reiterados de ocurrencia prehistórica en la cuenca del río Villavil, sierra de Aconquija, Andalgalá, Catamarca Avalanches and dammed valleys events of Prehistoric occurrence in the Villavil river basin, Sierra de Aconquija, Andalgalá, Catamarca

    Aldo Luis Banchig

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta la existencia de un cuerpo sedimentario cuyos mecanismos depositacionales involucran procesos gravitacionales de gran envergadura, identificado como una avalancha de rocas (2,69 x10(9 m³, de carácter prehistórico con reactivaciones sucesivas, generado en la ladera oriental del cerro Zapallar (3.100 m s.n.m., en el extremo sur de la sierra del Aconquija (Sierras Pampeanas. Las múltiples reactivaciones de este depósito han generado reiterados represamientos en el río Villavil. La zona de estudio se emplaza en afloramientos de rocas ígneas graníticas del basamento y en proximidades de la intersección de dos grandes fallamientos regionales que, al parecer, han influido en la generación de estos eventos. Evidencias de actividad cuaternaria de los fallamientos regionales permiten deducir una posible sismogénesis asociada a estas estructuras, aunque esto no se correlaciona con la sismicidad histórica. La ocurrencia de colapsos sucesivos asociados a la oclusión reiterada del río Villavil, representa un riesgo potencial al desarrollo de la localidad de Villavil ubicada en la misma quebrada.The study reports reactivations of an ancient rock avalanche (2.69 x10(9 m³ generated in the eastern hillslope of Zapallar peak (3,100 m a.s.l. in the southern sector of Sierra del Aconquija (Sierras Pampeanas. Multiple events of the original deposit have generated several natural dams in the Villavil river. The area is located in basement outcrops constituted by granites crossed by two regional faults that favored the occurrence of these events. Evidence of Quaternary activity of these regional faults suggests a seismic triggering mechanism associated with these structures even though this hypothesis is not supported by seismic historical records. The occurrence of these successive collapses related to damned paleo-lakes along the Villavil river is a potential risk for the developiment of Villavil village located in this gully.

  3. Las metamorfitas de baja presión en la Sierra de Socoscora, San Luis, y sus implicancias regionales

    Andrés Carugno Durán

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La secuencia metamórfica de alta temperatura y baja presión presente en la sierra de Socoscora está compuesta por esquistos con porfroblastos de cordierita y andalucita, esquistos con nódulos de sericita, esquistos cuarzo biotítico muscovíticos y anfibolitas. Todas estas rocas se encuentran en contacto tectónico con migmatitas y granitoides. Los aforamientos de esta secuencia esquistosa son saltuarios, van de unos pocos metros a algunos kilómetros cuadrados y, en algunos casos, se presentan como xenolitos en los granitoides. Esta secuencia metasedimentaria, con intercalaciones de metabasitas, presenta evidencias de al menos tres fases deformacionales (F1, F2 y F3, asociadas a una evolución metamórfica de baja presión. F1 se desarrolla conjuntamente con un metamorfismo M1 (Bt1 + Ms1, posteriormente crece cordierita estática, entre las fases F1 y F2, dando lugar a M2 (Crd + Bt2 + Qtz + Kfs, durante la fase F2 se alcanza el clímax térmico con la presencia de sillimanita (fibrolita (M3: Bt3+ Ms2 + Sil. Posteriormente, el crecimiento estático de andalucita, post F2, caracteriza a M4 (And + Ms3. Por último, durante F3 se produce el clivaje de crenulación S3. La presencia de abundantes rocas máficas y/o granitoides en la zona, podrían ser responsables de los altos gradientes que permitieron el desarrollo de las paragénesis descriptas. En otros sectores de Sierras Pampeanas se han reconocido rocas formadas en condiciones similares, asociadas a procesos asignados a las orogenias Pampeana y Famatiniana. La falta de datos geocronológicos no permite asignar con precisión las rocas estudiadas a una u otra etapa. Las rocas que se describen en este trabajo podrían corresponder a niveles de menor profundidad que los correspondientes a las migmatitas presentes en la región.

  4. Aspen Characteristics - Sierra State Parks [ds379

    California Department of Resources — The database represents point locations and associated stand assessment data collected within aspen stands on lands administrated by the Sierra District, California...

  5. Tubulinosema pampeana sp. n. (Microsporidia, Tubulinosematidae), a pathogen of the South American bumble bee Bombus atratus.

    Plischuk, Santiago; Sanscrainte, Neil D; Becnel, James J; Estep, Alden S; Lange, Carlos E

    2015-03-01

    An undescribed microsporidium was detected and isolated from the South American bumble bee Bombus atratus collected in the Pampas region of Argentina. Infection intensity in workers averaged 8.2 × 10(7)spores/bee. The main site of infection was adipose tissue where hypertrophy of adipocytes resulted in cyst-like body formation. Mature spores were ovoid and monomorphic. They measured 4.00 μm × 2.37 μm (fresh) or 3.98 μm × 1.88 μm (fixed). All stages were diplokariotic and developed in direct contact with host cytoplasm. Isofilar polar filament was arranged in 16 coils in one or, posteriorly, two layers. Coiling angle was variable, between perpendicular and almost parallel to major spore axis. Late meronts and sporogonial stages were surrounded by vesicles of approximately 60 nm in diameter. Based on both new and already designed primers, a 1827 bp (SSUrRNA, ITS, LSUrRNA) sequence was obtained. Data analyses suggest that this microsporidium is a new species of the genus Tubulinosema. The name Tubulinosema pampeana sp. n. is proposed. PMID:25637516

  6. Especificidade de Puccinia pampeana a cultivares de Capsicum spp. e outras solanáceas Specificity of Puccinia pampeana to Capsicum spp. cultivars and other solanaceous plants. Summa Phytopathologica

    Martha Maria Passador; Edson Luiz Furtado; Mário Barreto Figueiredo

    2009-01-01

    A ferrugem de espécies de Capsicum spp. (pimenta e pimentão), é causada pelo fungo Puccinia pampeana, pode causar perdas totais em plantios de diversas espécies de Capsicum, onde preodminam temperaturas ao redor de 21ºC. Esta ferrugem, mesmo sendo específica do gênero Capsicum, e mesmo muitas espécies dentro deste gênero sendo suscetíveis, algumas apresentam reação de hipersensibilidade. Foi o caso de Capsicum annuum (pimenta cv. Cayenne) e C. chinense (pimenta cv. Habañero), que após a forma...

  7. Control estructural sobre el plutón Los Ratones y la mineralización de uranio en la sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas, Catamarca Structural control on the Los Ratones pluton and the uranium mineralization at the Fiambalá range, Sierras Pampeanas, Catamarca

    Fernando Hongn; Luis Ferreira; Orquídea Morello; Nora Rubinstein; Alicia Kirschbaum; Franco Guidi; Jorge Anesa

    2010-01-01

    El Granito Los Ratones, de edad carbonífera, está compuesto por dos facies principales: porfírica y equigranular. La mineralización de uranio alojada en la caja metamórfica sobre el borde NO del plutón se interpreta asociada a un greisen abierto rico en flúor vinculado con las facies equigranular. La cartografía detallada de la roca de caja del plutón, de parte de los bordes del intrusivo y de las manifestaciones uraníferas muestra un marcado control estructural sobre el emplazamiento del plu...

  8. Control estructural sobre el plutón Los Ratones y la mineralización de uranio en la sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas, Catamarca Structural control on the Los Ratones pluton and the uranium mineralization at the Fiambalá range, Sierras Pampeanas, Catamarca

    Fernando Hongn

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El Granito Los Ratones, de edad carbonífera, está compuesto por dos facies principales: porfírica y equigranular. La mineralización de uranio alojada en la caja metamórfica sobre el borde NO del plutón se interpreta asociada a un greisen abierto rico en flúor vinculado con las facies equigranular. La cartografía detallada de la roca de caja del plutón, de parte de los bordes del intrusivo y de las manifestaciones uraníferas muestra un marcado control estructural sobre el emplazamiento del plutón, particularmente de la facies porfírica, y sobre la circulación de los fluidos mineralizantes. Cuatro juegos de fracturas participan de este control. Los dos principales de rumbo N y NE coinciden nítidamente con los bordes oeste y noroeste de la facies porfírica y con las expresiones más notables de la mineralización de uranio. El tercer juego corresponde a fracturas de rumbo E-O que son secundarias respecto a las anteriores considerando su frecuencia y longitud, al igual que el cuarto de rumbo NO. Los buzamientos de los juegos de fracturas N y NE son próximos a la vertical, orientación corroborada por estudios geofísicos en la zona dominada por las fracturas NE. Además de los rasgos mencionados, los diques básicos y ácidos que acompañan al plutón siguen preferentemente estas orientaciones. Las estructuras que controlan el magmatismo y la mineralización estarían vinculadas con un sistema de fallas meridianas con movimiento horizontal derecho principal y normal subordinado que parcialmente reactivaron heterogeneidades del basamento metamórfico, básicamente la foliación principal. Flexiones y quiebres a lo largo de estas estructuras generaron zonas dilatantes en las que se concentraron el magmatismo y la mineralización.The Carboniferous Los Ratones pluton is composed by two main facies: equigranular and porphyric. The uranium mineralization hosted by the metamorphic rock on the NW border of the pluton is related to a fluor- rich greisen related to the equigranular facies. The detailed mapping of the pluton host rock and the uranium mineralization shows a well-defined structural control on both the granite emplacement, particularly on the porphyric facies, and on the migration of the mineralized fluids. Four sets of fractures participate on this control. The two main with N and NE trends coincide clearly with the west and northwest border of the pluton as well as with the high-grade uranium manifestations. The third and fourth ones respectively corresponds to E-W and NW striking fractures, which are less developed in relation to the main fractures considering their frequency and size. Fractures of the four sets are high dipping close to vertical, attitude corroborated by geophysical studies in the area where the NE fractures are the best developed. In addition to the mentioned features, granite-related acidic and basic dikes follow mainly these orientations. The fracture sets seem to be related to a high-east dipping meridian fault system with right horizontal main movement component and subordinate normal displacement. These faults partially reactivated heterogeneities of the metamorphic rocks, mainly the dominant foliation. Changes on the strike of these fractures formed dilatant zones where magmatism and related mineralization were concentrated.

  9. Estimación de la estructura cortical de velocidades sísmicas en el suroeste de la sierra de Pie de Palo, provincia de San Juan

    Marcelo Perarnau

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestran resultados relacionados con la estructura de corteza en la región de la sierra de Pie de Palo perteneciente a las Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales a partir de funciones del receptor telesísmicas para la estación sismológica Coronel Fontana (31,605°S y 68,238°O. Estos resultados ponen de manifiesto evidencias de dos discontinuidades intracorticales a profundidades de 13 y 28 km aproximadamente y una discontinuidad más profunda cerca de 47 km de profundidad que correspondería al Moho. Los valores de contraste entre las velocidades de ondas P y S (Vp/Vs para estas discontinuidades son en general elevados. En particular, la región comprendida entre 13 y 28 km de profundidad muestra los valores más altos de Vp/Vs lo cual indicaría un mayor grado de fracturación o fallamiento para esta zona de la corteza. Los resultados indican una densificación de la corteza inferior.

  10. Edad y caracterización de una mica de litio asociada a un sistema de greisen en Mina la Rosario, Sierra de Fiambalá, Catamarca

    Julio C. Avila

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se realiza el estudio mineralógico y se define la edad de una mica de litio obtenida en las salbandas de las vetas cuarzo portadoras de wolframita de mina La Rosario, ubicada en las proximidades del granito Ayacucho, Sierra de Fiambalá, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales de la provincia de Catamarca. Esta especie mineral fue identificada a través de diferentes técnicas analíticas que incluyen determinaciones por difracción de rayos X, análisis químicos y por espectrometría infrarroja. Los resultados de los estudios indican que su estructura corresponde a una zinnwaldita y su composición química permite ubicarla dentro de la serie biotita-siderofilita-zinnwaldita-lepidolita. Las edades isotópicas obtenidas para el Granito Ayacucho (340 ± 8 Ma y esta mica hidrotermal (339 ± 8 Ma confirman una edad carbonífera para este intrusivo y la estrecha relación temporal con la mineralización hidrotermal asociada.

  11. Eventos de avalanchas y represamientos reiterados de ocurrencia prehistórica en la cuenca del río Villavil, sierra de Aconquija, Andalgalá, Catamarca

    Aldo Luis Banchig

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta la existencia de un cuerpo sedimentario cuyos mecanismos depositacionales involucran procesos gravitacionales de gran envergadura, identificado como una avalancha de rocas (2,69 x10(9 m³, de carácter prehistórico con reactivaciones sucesivas, generado en la ladera oriental del cerro Zapallar (3.100 m s.n.m., en el extremo sur de la sierra del Aconquija (Sierras Pampeanas. Las múltiples reactivaciones de este depósito han generado reiterados represamientos en el río Villavil. La zona de estudio se emplaza en afloramientos de rocas ígneas graníticas del basamento y en proximidades de la intersección de dos grandes fallamientos regionales que, al parecer, han influido en la generación de estos eventos. Evidencias de actividad cuaternaria de los fallamientos regionales permiten deducir una posible sismogénesis asociada a estas estructuras, aunque esto no se correlaciona con la sismicidad histórica. La ocurrencia de colapsos sucesivos asociados a la oclusión reiterada del río Villavil, representa un riesgo potencial al desarrollo de la localidad de Villavil ubicada en la misma quebrada.

  12. Stock monzogranítico El Chorro (Sierra de Ancasti, Catamarca: un ejemplo de magmatismo tipo S con granate ígneo

    Juan A Dahlquist

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Las rocas graníticas ordovícicas de la sierra de Ancasti representan uno de los afloramientos más orientales del cinturón orogénico famatiniano de Sierras Pampeanas. Se describe un pequeño stock granítico (denominado El Chorro cuyo rasgo distintivo es la presencia de granate. Aunque el granate es un mineral accesorio poco común en rocas ígneas, su presencia es petrológicamente significativa. El Chorro es un monzogranito tipo S que contiene una inusual cantidad de granate magmático (2,8 % modal. Estudios combinados de petrología, química mineral y de geoquímica de roca total sugieren que se trata de un magma peraluminoso generado por la fusión parcial de rocas metasedimentarias, con la subsecuente formación de granate durante la cristalización. Los estudios realizados muestran que el granate cristalizó en equilibrio con otras fases minerales como biotita y muscovita. Cálculos geotermobarométricos revelan una temperatura de cristalización de 710-716 ºC y una presión de 3,8 + 0,8 kbar, indicando que el magma fue emplazado en la corteza media (~ 14 km con temperaturas de cristalización magmáticas medias a bajas.

  13. Ignimbritas riolíticas neoproterozoicas en la Sierra Norte de Córdoba: ¿evidencia de un arco magmático temprano en el ciclo Pampeano?

    EJ Llambías

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available La Sierra Norte forma parte de las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba por lo cual las principales intrusiones graníticas y el metamorfismo están relacionadas al ciclo orogénico Pampeano. La mayor diferencia con las Sierras de Córdoba es que en Sierra Norte el grado metamórfico es bajo y las intrusiones son superficiales. La Sierra Norte está compuesta por pequeños afloramientos de metasedimentitas, plutones de granodiorita y granito y cuerpos subvolcánicos relacionados a los últimos estadios del batolito. En este trabajo describimos mantos de ignimbritas intercalados en los metaconglomerados de la Formación La Lidia. Las ignimbritas están moderadamente soldadas y está compuestas por aproximadamente 15 % de porfiroclastos de cuarzo, feldespato potásico y plagioclasa totalmente alterada. La pasta consiste de trizas vítreas devitrificadas. La edad U/Pb convencional en circones dio 584+22/-14 Ma y es interpretada como la edad de cristalización. Tanto las ignimbritas como la roca de caja han sido afectadas por un metamorfismo en facies prehnita-pumpellita que alteró la plagioclasa en zoicita, sericita y pumpellita. Las ignimbritas silícicas neoproterozoicas, conjuntamente con el batolito calcoalcalino que le suceden sugiere la existencia de un arco magmático asociado al margen continental activo de Gondwana. Este arco habría estado activo desde el Neoproterozoico hasta el Cámbrico, con una duración de más de 60 Ma. La correlación de las metasedimentitas y volcanitas neoproterozoicas con la Formación Puncoviscana es posible.

  14. Transformaciones agrícolas en la Región Pampeana Argentina y el despoblamiento en las comunidades rurales

    Stratta Fernández, Ricardo Rubén; Ríos Carmenado, Ignacio de los

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo, es realizar una caracterización del proceso histórico del desarrollo agrícola en la Región Pampeana, examinando al mismo tiempo, 1os rasgos principales del proceso de despoblamiento rural. La caracterización se realiza definiendo cuatro etapas históricas, de acuerdo a cuatro criterios que marcan las particularidades de cada una de ellas: 1) las condiciones económicas externas; 2) el marco político y económico interno; 3) el comportamiento de los factores de la pro...

  15. Evaluación de la influencia hidrológica de forestaciones en la llanura pampeana

    Besteiro, Sebastián

    2014-01-01

    Desde el siglo XIX se ha resaltado la importancia de incluir forestaciones en la llanura pampeana argentina, atribuyéndoles cualidades únicas para modificar la dinámica hídrica de estos ambientes. Las escasas pendientes, suelos salino-sódicos y capa freáticas de poca profundidad, conforman un ambiente de gran fragilidad que se encuentra amenazado por el avance progresivo de la agricultura e intensa carga animal. Todas estas características condicionan largos períodos de sequías seguidos de in...

  16. Reading Comprehension Instruction Practices in Sierra Leone

    Hersbach, S.; Denessen, E.J.P.G.; Droop, W.

    2014-01-01

    Aim: In this study an attempt was made to give insight in the way reading comprehension is taught in Sierra Leone. Attention was paid to the didactical strategies and the materials used during reading comprehension instruction. Methodology: Primary school teachers in Sierra Leone (N=43) were observe

  17. My Great Migration from Sierra Leone

    Harvard Educational Review, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This article presents the author's personal narrative as an immigrant from Sierra Leone who has undergone so many challenges in life and ended up turning all these obstacles into opportunities. In this article, the author describes his life growing up in Sierra Leone, his first experience of the horrors of war, his life as a student, and his dream…

  18. ESTIMACIONES ACERCA DE LA SALUD DE POBLACIONES QUE OCUPARON LAS SIERRAS CENTRALES Y PLANICIES ORIENTALES (CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA EN EL HOLOCENO TARDÍO: UNA APROXIMACIÓN DESDE LA ANTROPOLOGÍA DENTAL / Estimating Late Holocene health from Cordoba´s...

    Claudina Victoria González

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar desde una perspectiva bioarqueológica las condiciones generales de salud de las poblaciones humanas que ocuparon la región austral de las Sierras Pampeanas en el Holoceno tardío (ca. 2500-400 años A.P., particularmente a través del estudio de bioindicadores dentales tales como hipoplasias del esmalte dental, abscesos y pérdidas dentales ante mortem. Se analizó una muestra de 80 individuos adultos de ambos sexos, procedentes de 48 sitios de toda la región. Se calcularon prevalencias por sexo, edad, cronología -Holoceno tardío inicial (ca. 2500-1500 años AP. y final (ca.1500-400 años AP-, así como sub-regiones geográficas - Sierras Chicas, Noreste, Noroeste, Llanura extraserrana, Sur y Traslasierra-. Posteriormente, se evaluó si las diferencias observadas eran significativas o no, mediante la aplicación del test de Chi-cuadrado (X2. Los resultados indican que las poblaciones asentadas en la región hacia momentos finales del Holoceno tardío habrían sufrido un deterioro en las condiciones generales de salud, principalmente los individuos adultos jóvenes y medios de toda el área, siendo mayor la intensidad en las sub regiones Noreste y Traslasierra.   Palabras clave: bioindicadores dentales, salud, región austral de las Sierras Pampeanas, Bioarqueología   Estimating Late Holocene health from Cordoba´s Central Highlands end Eastern Lowland populations (Argentina. A dental anthropology approach   Abstract The aim of this work is to study, from a bioarchaeological perspective, the health conditions of the populations that inhabited the southern portion of the Sierras Pampeanas region (Córdoba province by the Late Holocene (ca. 2500-400 years BP, through the analysis of three non-specific indicators of stress and infectious diseases: hypoplasia of dental enamel, abscesses, and antemortem teeth loss. The sample is composed by 80 adult individuals from 48 archaeological sites. We

  19. Sierra/SM theory manual.

    Crane, Nathan Karl

    2013-07-01

    Presented in this document are the theoretical aspects of capabilities contained in the Sierra/SM code. This manuscript serves as an ideal starting point for understanding the theoretical foundations of the code. For a comprehensive study of these capabilities, the reader is encouraged to explore the many references to scientific articles and textbooks contained in this manual. It is important to point out that some capabilities are still in development and may not be presented in this document. Further updates to this manuscript will be made as these capabilites come closer to production level.

  20. El registro de la pequena edad de hielo en lagunas pampeanas

    Cecilia Laprida

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Se conoce como Pequeña Edad de Hielo (LIA al episodio acontecido entre el siglo 16 y mediados del siglo 19, durante el cual el clima en Europa se tornó frío y ocasionalmente tormentoso. En ciertas partes de Europa, las observaciones instrumentales lo abarcan parcialmente, pero para Sudamérica no se dispone de registros instrumentales contemporáneos a dicho evento. Con el objetivo de obtener nuevas evidencias para el período comprendido por la Pequeña Edad de Hielo en la llanura pampeana, se analizaron testigos cortos de la laguna de Chascomús y de la laguna del Monte los que, de acuerdo a dataciones AMS, abarcan los últimos 500 años. Ambos testigos constan de tres secuencias granodecrecientes. El análisis del registro de la laguna de Chascomús ha permitido reconocer un período benigno desde fines del siglo 15 hasta alrededor del 1700, cuando se evidencia una retracción de la laguna que inaugura un período seco. Este episodio habría continuado por casi 150 años y se revierte alrededor de 1850, momento a partir del cual los eventos de excesos hídricos comenzaron a dominar el escenario pampeano. La base del testigo de la laguna de Monte fue datada en 1441-1494 AD. Si bien el modelo de edades para este testigo aún no ha podido ser bien establecido, los eventos de Chascomús y Monte podrían ser correlacionables y expresar tendencias seculares regionales de la humedad.

  1. Actualización en el límite entre sierras Pampeanas occidentales y Precordillera Oriental, en la provincia de San Juan

    Juvenal J. Zambrano; Graciela M Suvires

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se analiza el sistema de fallamiento existente en la depresión tectónica de Tulum, ubicada en la parte este y sur de la provincia de San Juan, en el oeste árido de Argentina. El límite entre los dos sistemas morfoestructurales, uno la Precordillera Oriental y el otro el Sistema Pampeano Occidental ha sido establecido en trabajos anteriores, a lo largo del sistema de fallamiento de Tulum, que cruza a la depresión diagonalmente en dirección NNE. No obstante la disponibilidad de ...

  2. New SHRIMP U-Pb data from the Famatina Complex : constraining Early-Mid Ordovician Famatinian magmatism in the Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina

    J.A. Dahlquist; Pankhurst, Robert; C.W. Rapela; C. Galindo; Alasino, P.; Fanning, C. M.; J. Saavedra; Baldo, E.

    2008-01-01

    New SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages are reported for igneous and sedimentary rocks of the Famatina Complex, constraining the age of the magmatism and the ensialic basins. Together with whole-rock and isotope geochemistry for the igneous rocks from the complex, these ages indicate that the voluminous parental magmas of metaluminous composition were derived by partial melting of an older lithosphere without significant asthenospheric contribution. This magmatism was initiated in the Early Ordovician (4...

  3. SIERRA framework version 4 : solver services.

    Williams, Alan B.

    2005-02-01

    Several SIERRA applications make use of third-party libraries to solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations, and to solve eigenproblems. The classes and interfaces in the SIERRA framework that provide linear system assembly services and access to solver libraries are collectively referred to as solver services. This paper provides an overview of SIERRA's solver services including the design goals that drove the development, and relationships and interactions among the various classes. The process of assembling and manipulating linear systems will be described, as well as access to solution methods and other operations.

  4. Running Parallel Discrete Event Simulators on Sierra

    Barnes, P. D. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Jefferson, D. R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2015-12-03

    In this proposal we consider porting the ROSS/Charm++ simulator and the discrete event models that run under its control so that they run on the Sierra architecture and make efficient use of the Volta GPUs.

  5. Aspen Delineation - Sierra State Parks [ds380

    California Department of Resources — The database represents delineations of aspen stands associated with stand assessment data (SIERRA_SP_PTS) collected in aspen stands on lands administered by the...

  6. Sierra Nevada snow melt from SMS-2

    Breaker, L. C.; Mcmillan, M. C.

    1975-01-01

    A film loop from SMS-2 imagery shows snow melt over the Sierra Nevadas from May 10 to July 8, 1975. The sequence indicates a successful application of geostationary satellite data for monitoring dynamic hydrologic conditions.

  7. A strategic analysis of Sierra wireless

    Durand, Juan-Carlos

    2005-01-01

    This paper performs a strategic analysis of Sierra Wireless, a leader in wireless data communications hardware and software. Sierra Wireless operates in the cellular modem industry and develops, manufactures, markets and supports wide-area wireless modems and enterprise software. The company faces challenges to its market leadership across its product lines due to commoditization of the market. It needs to change its differentiation strategy, develop lower-cost products and reduce its operati...

  8. Discriminación de rocas ultramáficas y su encajonante metamórfico, mediante el procesamiento de imágenes satelitales Landsat 7 ETM+, Sierra Chica, Córdoba

    Patricia A Anzil

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de una investigación sobre la identificación y cartografía de rocas ultramáficas en la sierra Chica de Córdoba, se evalúan técnicas y estrategias de análisis y caracterización espectral de imágenes satelitales como recursos para detectar y delimitar estos cuerpos. Se utilizan además datos de campo y la ubicación de afloramientos ya reconocidos en campaña para cotejar los resultados que se obtienen del análisis de las imágenes. Se emplean imágenes satelitales Landsat-7 ETM+, recurriéndose a estrategias de procesamiento digital tales como la combinación de bandas, los cocientes de bandas y las clasificaciones espectrales, lográndose avanzar en el propósito planteado, a pesar de la cobertura vegetal y la escasa superficie de tales afloramientos. El área de estudio se ubica en las Sierras Pampeanas de Córdoba, entre la sierra Grande y sierra Chica, lugar donde afloran cuerpos ultramáficos, correspondientes a la faja ultramáfica oriental, intercalados en metamorfitas de grado medio a alto. De los procesos aplicados para el tratamiento digital, las clasificaciones con máxima probabilidad y paralelepípedos, son los que aportan los mejores resultados. Estos son consistentes con cuerpos ya reconocidos por otros medios.

  9. El Granito Calasuya: un intrusivo alcalifeldespático postcolisional en el batolito de Sierra Norte-Ambargasta, Córdoba

    Javier Elortegui Palacios

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La zona central del extenso batolito Sierra Norte-Ambargasta, en el bloque más oriental de las Sierras Pampeanas orientales, está representada por granitoides de arco magmático tipo I (granodioritas, monzogranitos, pórfidos dacíticos y riolíticos denominados serie La Isla - Cerro de los Burros, intruidos por cuerpos menores félsicos postcolisionales, químicamente más evolucionados (denominados unidades Puesto de Los Caminos y Cerro Baritina, todos pertenecientes al Neoproterozoico- Cámbrico inferior. Nueva información geológica y geoquímica de la región centro-oriental del mismo batolito permitió identificar un plutón de composición alcalifeldespática, denominado Granito Calasuya, el primero de esta naturaleza en el batolito. Su mineralogía distintiva la constituyen la composición albítica de la plagioclasa magmática (An < 6% molar, el elevado #Fe en las biotitas (0,97, la existencia de fluorita accesoria tardío magmática y el conspicuo proceso de albitización postmagmática. Su alto grado evolutivo se refleja en sus elevados tenores de SiO2 y sus bajos contenidos de CaO, MgO, TiO2, MnO y Fe2O3(t; también en las proporciones elevadas de Rb, Y y Th y en los contenidos deprimidos de Sr, Ba y Zr. Los valores de ΣETR son bajos, con perfiles asimétricos dominados por ETRL con anomalías positivas Ce/Ce* y negativas muy marcadas de Eu/Eu*. La relación Zr+Nb+Ce+Y versus Ga/Al distingue inequívocamente a este plutón como un granito tipo "I" altamente fraccionado. De acuerdo a ciertos patrones de campo y geoquímicos, el Granito Calasuya es comparable a los granitos epizonales postcolisionales de la unidad Puesto de los Caminos. Sin embargo, a pesar de estas evidencias, los patrones de ETR y su particular mineralogía accesoria revelan más afinidad con la unidad Cerro Baritina, representada por aplitas sienograníticas de edad cámbrica inferior, rocas que junto a otros granitoides fuertemente evolucionados han sido

  10. Evolución del orógeno Famatiniano en la Sierra de San Luis: magmatismo de arco, deformación y metamorfismo de bajo a alto grado Evolution of the Famatinian orogen in the Sierra de San Luis: arc magmatism, deformation, and low to high-grade metamorphism

    AM Sato

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se ha realizado una revisión integral de la información geológica para el basamento ígneo-metamórfico de la Sierra de San Luis y esto permite elaborar un modelo de evolución dividido en tres etapas: 1 Procesos pre-famatinianos: Sedimentación siliciclástica original, con intercalaciones de lavas máficas a ultramáficas y depositación de estratos de Fe bandeado. Su edad podría ser precámbrica. Son escasos los controles isotópicos pampeanos para la estructuración relíctica NO y el metamorfismo asociado. Por otro lado, se verifica una sedimentación durante el ciclo Pampeano. 2 Ciclo orogénico Famatiniano, fase principal: Es la que imprime los rasgos más notables del basamento. El arco magmático famatiniano se instala ya con anterioridad a los 507 Ma (Cámbrico medio, y el Ordovícico constituye el apogeo de las actividades ígneas, tectónicas y metamórficas regionales. Se deforman los granitoides junto con su roca de caja, y se estructura la sierra mediante foliación penetrativa de rumbo NNE. 3 Ciclo Famatiniano, etapa tardía a posorogénica: Entre el Silúrico y el Carbonífero temprano las actividades orogénicas son de relevancia menor. Los esfuerzos compresivos finales se disipan a través de grandes zonas de cizalla dúctil, yuxtaponiendo y exhumando las fajas de rocas metamórficas. Se emplazan a su vez, granitoides tardío- a posorogénicos. Desde el punto de vista regional, la deformación ordovícica de las Sierras Pampeanas fue vinculada a colisión de terrenos. La Sierra de San Luis se ubica en el margen proto-andino del autóctono de Gondwana, en donde se instaló el arco magmático. La deformación ordovícica afectó tanto a este borde de Gondwana como diferencialmente al basamento mesoproterozoico del terreno acrecionado de Cuyania, ubicado al oeste. Hacia el este de la Sierra de San Luis, la Sierra de Córdoba ya no fue directamente involucrada en el eje orogénico famatiniano, por lo cual en ella se preservan

  11. Las estructuras de la Cuenca de Bermejo y Sierra de Valle Fértil a partir de los métodos deconvolución de Euler y señal analítica

    Federico Lince Klinger

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se aplicaron técnicas de señal analítica y deconvolución de Euler a valores de anomalías de Bouguer de la cuenca de Bermejo y de la sierra de Valle Fértil, en el sector occidental de las Sierras Pampeanas. A partir de las soluciones encontradas por estas técnicas, se han interpretado la ubicación y profundidad de las fuentes causantes de anomalías, las que se vinculan con las estructuras geológicas que involucran al basamento. Con el objeto de verificar los resultados obtenidos y de minimizar las ambigüedades de los métodos potenciales, se preparó un modelo gravimétrico directo basado en un modelo estructural del área. A la respuesta gravimétrica de este modelo directo se le aplicó la técnica de señal analítica 2D, encontrándose soluciones que son consistentes con la profundidad y geometría de las fuentes previamente interpretadas, corroborando los resultados obtenidos.

  12. Geología, petrología y mineralogía del granito Inti Huasi, sur de la sierra de Comechingones, Córdoba Geology, petrology and mineralogy of the Inti Huasi Granite, southern Sierra de Comechingones, Córdoba

    J. E. Otamendi

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available El granito de Inti Huasi que aflora en el extremo sur de la sierra de Comechingones es uno de los tres ejemplos del magmatismo monzogranítico débilmente peraluminoso post-Famatiniano de las Sierras de Córdoba. Considerando datos de relevamiento geofísico se puede notar que el granito Inti Huasi está mayormente cubierto (> 90 % por sedimentos modernos del Cuaternario. Esta relación de campo impide diferenciar el número de pulsos magmáticos independiente que podrían haber formado plutones discretos dentro del granito Inti Huasi. No obstante, la diversidad litológica de las rocas que afloran, reflejan que los tipos litológicos del granito están vinculadas genéticamente por la acción de procesos petrológicos que ocurrieron a nivel de epizona. La roca ígnea más abundante es un monzogranito con biotita y muscovita. Estos monzogranitos se caracterizan por ser félsico (SiO2 > 73 %, y FeO* + MgO + TiO2 The Inti Huasi granite at the southern end of the Sierra de Comechingones is one of three examples of post-Famatinian, alkali-rich, weakly-peraluminous monzogranitic magmatism of the Sierra de Córdoba. According to geophysical data the Inti Huasi granite is largely covered (> 90% by Quaternary sediments. The sedimentary cover, however, makes it impossible to identify and map satisfactorily all the possible sub-intrusions units which represent individual magmatic pulses that fed the Inti Huasi granite. Nevertheless, rock diversity seems to reflect the effect of high-level differentiation processes. The most common rock type is a biotite ± muscovite bearing monzogranite. Monzogranites are characteristically felsic (SiO2 > 73 %, and FeO* + MgO + TiO2 < 2,4, weakly peraluminous (Al2O3/(CaO + Na2O + K2O = 0,98 - 1,11, and contain ilmenite, sphene, apatite and zircon as accessory minerals. Although the compositional range of the monzogranites is small, it defines a differentiation trend that is essentially controlled by biotite and

  13. War and deforestation in Sierra Leone

    Burgess, Robin; Miguel, Edward; Stanton, Charlotte

    2015-09-01

    The impact of armed conflict on the environment is of major public policy importance. We use a geographically disaggregated dataset of civil war violence together with satellite imagery of land cover to test whether war facilitated or prevented forest loss in Sierra Leone. The conflict data set allows us to establish where rebel groups were stationed and where battles and attacks occurred. The satellite data enables to us to monitor the change in forest cover (total, primary, and secondary) in all of Sierra Leone’s 151 chiefdoms, between 1990 (prior to the war) and 2000 (just prior to its end). The results suggest that conflict in Sierra Leone acted as a brake on local deforestation: conflict-ridden areas experienced significantly less forest loss relative to their more conflict-free counterparts.

  14. Sierra toolkit computational mesh conceptual model

    The Sierra Toolkit computational mesh is a software library intended to support massively parallel multi-physics computations on dynamically changing unstructured meshes. This domain of intended use is inherently complex due to distributed memory parallelism, parallel scalability, heterogeneity of physics, heterogeneous discretization of an unstructured mesh, and runtime adaptation of the mesh. Management of this inherent complexity begins with a conceptual analysis and modeling of this domain of intended use; i.e., development of a domain model. The Sierra Toolkit computational mesh software library is designed and implemented based upon this domain model. Software developers using, maintaining, or extending the Sierra Toolkit computational mesh library must be familiar with the concepts/domain model presented in this report.

  15. Evolución del orógeno Famatiniano en la Sierra de San Luis: magmatismo de arco, deformación y metamorfismo de bajo a alto grado

    AM Sato

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se ha realizado una revisión integral de la información geológica para el basamento ígneo-metamórfico de la Sierra de San Luis y esto permite elaborar un modelo de evolución dividido en tres etapas: 1 Procesos pre-famatinianos: Sedimentación siliciclástica original, con intercalaciones de lavas máficas a ultramáficas y depositación de estratos de Fe bandeado. Su edad podría ser precámbrica. Son escasos los controles isotópicos pampeanos para la estructuración relíctica NO y el metamorfismo asociado. Por otro lado, se verifica una sedimentación durante el ciclo Pampeano. 2 Ciclo orogénico Famatiniano, fase principal: Es la que imprime los rasgos más notables del basamento. El arco magmático famatiniano se instala ya con anterioridad a los 507 Ma (Cámbrico medio, y el Ordovícico constituye el apogeo de las actividades ígneas, tectónicas y metamórficas regionales. Se deforman los granitoides junto con su roca de caja, y se estructura la sierra mediante foliación penetrativa de rumbo NNE. 3 Ciclo Famatiniano, etapa tardía a posorogénica: Entre el Silúrico y el Carbonífero temprano las actividades orogénicas son de relevancia menor. Los esfuerzos compresivos finales se disipan a través de grandes zonas de cizalla dúctil, yuxtaponiendo y exhumando las fajas de rocas metamórficas. Se emplazan a su vez, granitoides tardío- a posorogénicos. Desde el punto de vista regional, la deformación ordovícica de las Sierras Pampeanas fue vinculada a colisión de terrenos. La Sierra de San Luis se ubica en el margen proto-andino del autóctono de Gondwana, en donde se instaló el arco magmático. La deformación ordovícica afectó tanto a este borde de Gondwana como diferencialmente al basamento mesoproterozoico del terreno acrecionado de Cuyania, ubicado al oeste. Hacia el este de la Sierra de San Luis, la Sierra de Córdoba ya no fue directamente involucrada en el eje orogénico famatiniano, por lo cual en ella se preservan

  16. GPS Imaging of Sierra Nevada Uplift

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

    2015-12-01

    Recent improvements in the scope and precision of GPS networks across California and Nevada have allowed for uplift of the Sierra Nevada to be observed directly. Much of the signal, in the range of 1 to 2 mm/yr, has been attributed to lithospheric scale rebound following massive groundwater withdrawal in the San Joaquin Valley in southern California, exacerbated by drought since 2011. However, natural tectonic deformation associated with long term uplift of the range may also contribute to the observed signal. We have developed new algorithms that enhance the signal of Sierra Nevada uplift and improve our ability to interpret and separate natural tectonic signals from anthropogenic contributions. We apply our new Median Interannual Difference Adjusted for Skewness (MIDAS) algorithm to the vertical times series and a inverse distance-weighted median spatial filtering and Delaunay-based interpolation to despeckle the rate map. The resulting spatially continuous vertical rate field is insensitive to outliers and steps in the GPS time series, and omits isolated features attributable to unstable stations or unrepresentative rates. The resulting vertical rate field for California and Nevada exhibits regionally coherent signals from the earthquake cycle including interseismic strain accumulation in Cascadia, postseismic relaxation of the mantle from recent large earthquakes in central Nevada and southern California, groundwater loading changes, and tectonic uplift of the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges. Uplift of the Sierra Nevada extends from the Garlock Fault in the south to an indefinite boundary in the north near the latitude of Mt. Lassen to the eastern Sierra Nevada range front in Owen's Valley. The rates transition to near zero in the southern Walker Lane. The eastern boundary of uplift coincides with the highest strain rates in the western Great Basin, suggesting higher normal fault slip rates and a component of tectonic uplift of the Sierra Nevada.

  17. The Special Court for Sierra Leone

    Damgaard, Ciara Therése

    2004-01-01

    The focus of this article is the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the extent to which it can be said that the Special Court has already challenged, or will, in the future, challenge the tradition of impunity for gender-based crimes. In this regard, an analysis is undertaken of the Special Court......'s Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence and practice to date, in order to determine its treatment of gender-based crimes and whether it can be said that the Special Court for Sierra Leone challenges the tradition of impunity for gender-based crimes. Udgivelsesdato: december 2004...

  18. Especificidade de Puccinia pampeana a cultivares de Capsicum spp. e outras solanáceas Specificity of Puccinia pampeana to Capsicum spp. cultivars and other solanaceous plants. Summa Phytopathologica

    Martha Maria Passador

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available A ferrugem de espécies de Capsicum spp. (pimenta e pimentão, é causada pelo fungo Puccinia pampeana, pode causar perdas totais em plantios de diversas espécies de Capsicum, onde preodminam temperaturas ao redor de 21ºC. Esta ferrugem, mesmo sendo específica do gênero Capsicum, e mesmo muitas espécies dentro deste gênero sendo suscetíveis, algumas apresentam reação de hipersensibilidade. Foi o caso de Capsicum annuum (pimenta cv. Cayenne e C. chinense (pimenta cv. Habañero, que após a formação dos espermogônios (11 dias, apresentou manchas necróticas na região periférica aos espermogônios, aos 15 dias após a inoculação, não havendo evolução da infecção. Também foi observada reação de hipersensibilidade, de forma mais moderada em folhas C. annuum (pimenta serrano e C. baccatum (chapéu-de-frade. Com relação às outras solanáceas inoculadas (jiló e berinjela não foram observados os sintomas e sinais da infecção.The Capsicum spp. (pepper and green pepper rust is caused by the fungus Puccinia pampeana. This is an important disease in these crops which may cause complete losses in crops of several species of Capsicum. Although specific to the genus Capsicum, and despite the fact that many species within this genus are susceptible to rust, some of them have shown a hypersensitivity reaction. That was the case with Capsicum annuum (Cayenne pepper and C. chinense (datil pepper, which, after spermogonia formation (11 days, showed necrotic spots in the peripheral region of the spermogonia 15 days after inoculation, without evolution of the infection. A milder hypersensitivity reaction was also observed only in leaves of C. annuum (chili pepper and C. baccatum ("chapéu-de-frade". With regard to other solanaceous plants inoculated ("jiló" and eggplant, no symptoms or signs of infection were observed.

  19. Alteraciones caoliniticas sobre rocas Plutonicas en Sierra Morena Occidental (Sierra de Aracena, Huelva)

    Núñez Granados, M. A.; Díaz del Olmo, Fernando; Recio Espejo, José Manuel

    1998-01-01

    This work makes a morphological description and a physical and quimical analysis of two paleosols over plutonic rocks in the Sierra de Aracena (Huelva province). Note their kaolinitic characteristic and the high levels of clay fraction in the paleohorizons

  20. Cryoseston in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Spain)

    Cepák, Vladislav; Lukavský, Jaromír

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 94, č. 1-2 (2012), s. 163-173. ISSN 0029-5035 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 1M0571 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : cryoseston * Sierra Nevada Mountains * Spain Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 0.809, year: 2012

  1. The Cora: People of the Sierra Madre.

    Lane, Sarah; And Others

    This text explores an isolated and indigenous people who live in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. Isolation has allowed the Cora Indians to maintain their traditional customs to a much greater extent than many other groups of Native Americans. The historical and geographical contexts of the Cora are presented in this curriculum resource.…

  2. Particularizing Universal Education in Postcolonial Sierra Leone

    Pai, Grace

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a vertical case study of the history of universalizing education in postcolonial Sierra Leone from the early 1950s to 1990 to highlight how there has never been a universal conception of universal education. In order to unite a nation behind a universal ideal of schooling, education needed to be adapted to different…

  3. Sierra Leone is the 98th member

    Full text: Sierra Leone has become the 98th member State of the Agency. The application for membership of this country was approved by the General Conference in September last year, and on 19 June it was announced that the instrument of acceptance of the Statute had been deposited with the Government of the United States. (author)

  4. Sedimentología y evolución paleoambiental de la Formación Patquía (Pérmico en el extremo sur de la sierra de Maz y cerro Bola, provincia de La Rioja, Argentina Sedimentology and palaeoenvironmental evolution of the Patquía Formation (Permian, in the Sierra de Maz and cerro Bola, La Rioja Province, Argentina

    A. T. Caselli

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan las características sedimentológicas de la Formación Patquía en la Sierra de Maz y en el Cerro Bola (perfiles de cerro Guandacol, La Cortadera, cerro Noqués y cerro Bola, donde fueron reconocidas siete asociaciones de facies. La facies A está compuesta por aglomerados, brechas y conglomerados depositados en pequeños abanicos aluviales. Areniscas gruesas y conglomerados integran la facies B, la que fue probablemente depositada en planicies fluviales entrelazadas. La facies C incluye conglomerados y areniscas gruesas correspondientes a sistemas fluviales de baja sinuosidad. La facies D es la más extendida regionalmente y está compuesta por sabulitas, areniscas, pelitas y tobas, interpretadas como cursos fluviales de elevada sinuosidad. Un episodio de sedimentación eólica está registrado en la facies E, constituida por areniscas finas a medianas mostrando estratificación entrecruzada de gran escala. La facies F, areniscas y pelitas interestratificadas, fue depositada en lagos clásticos, someros y permanentes. La facies G incluye areniscas blanquecinas y pelitas rosadas, con intercalaciones de areniscas finas con estratificación entrecruzada de gran escala, sedimentadas en sistemas fluviales sinuosos con migración de dunas eólicas en las planicies. La composición modal de las areniscas permite identificar tres petrofacies. La cuarzoféldica representa el aporte del basamento de las Sierras Pampeanas. La cuarzofeldlítica incluye fragmentos de volcanitas ácidas y mesosilícicas relacionadas a la faja volcánica Permo-Triásica ubicada al oeste. La litomíxtica está dominada por líticos sedimentarios y paleovolcánicos provenientes de la Precordillera. Finalmente, el análisis estratigráfico de las facies arriba descriptas permitió la identificación de dos secuencias depositacionales.The sedimentological characteristics of the Patquía Formation in the Sierra de Maz and Cerro Bola areas were analyzed

  5. Petrología y geoquímica de la unidad ígnea Quebrada Blanca, sierra de la Huerta, Provincia de San Juan Petrology and geochemistry of the Quebrada Blanca Igneous Unit, Sierra de La Huerta, province of San Juan.

    Brígida Castro de Machuca

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La unidad ígnea Quebrada Blanca (Pérmico Superior-Triásico inferior, que intruye al basamento cristalino de la sierra de La Huerta, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales, es el término más diferenciado de un grupo de rocas ígneas de edad y características similares. Está compuesta por un cuerpo hipabisal de pórfido riolítico, una brecha hidrotermal-intrusiva en la que se distinguen dos facies con marcadas diferencias texturales y composicionales, y diques felsíticos/riolíticos. Esta asociación rocosa define la raíz de una diatrema expuesta por la erosión. La génesis de la brecha estuvo asociada a la cristalización del pórfido riolítico, al brechamiento explosivo y a la exsolución de fluidos magmático-hidrotermales que fracturaron la caperuza solidificada del intrusivo y las rocas metamórficas circundantes, transportando los fragmentos hacia niveles más superficiales. El pórfido se terminó de emplazar con posterioridad, probablemente ocupando el conducto alimentador. Los datos geoquímicos indican para estas litologías contenidos altos en sílice, carácter subalcalino, calcoalcalino de alto K, y afinidad metaluminosa a débilmente peraluminosa. Los contenidos de elementos litófilos de gran radio iónico son altos mientras que los de Sr, P y Ti son bajos. Presentan enriquecimiento en LREE y empobrecimiento en HREE con la relación (La/YbN = 3,37 a 13,67. Las características geoquímicas son compatibles con las de rocas ígneas generadas en arcos volcánicos. Esta unidad es correlacionada tentativamente con la sección superior (dacítica-riolítica del Grupo Choiyoi, y se la asigna a las etapas finales de la evolución del arco magmático continental emplazado a lo largo del borde occidental de Gondwana a partir del Carbonífero superior.The Quebrada Blanca igneous unit (Upper Permian-Lower Triassic intruding the crystalline basement of the Sierra de La Huerta, Western Sierras Pampeanas, is the most differentiated member of a

  6. Las estructuras de la Cuenca de Bermejo y Sierra de Valle Fértil a partir de los métodos deconvolución de Euler y señal analítica The structures of the Bermejo Basin and Sierra de la Huerta based on Euler deconvolution and analytic signal techniques

    Federico Lince Klinger

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se aplicaron técnicas de señal analítica y deconvolución de Euler a valores de anomalías de Bouguer de la cuenca de Bermejo y de la sierra de Valle Fértil, en el sector occidental de las Sierras Pampeanas. A partir de las soluciones encontradas por estas técnicas, se han interpretado la ubicación y profundidad de las fuentes causantes de anomalías, las que se vinculan con las estructuras geológicas que involucran al basamento. Con el objeto de verificar los resultados obtenidos y de minimizar las ambigüedades de los métodos potenciales, se preparó un modelo gravimétrico directo basado en un modelo estructural del área. A la respuesta gravimétrica de este modelo directo se le aplicó la técnica de señal analítica 2D, encontrándose soluciones que son consistentes con la profundidad y geometría de las fuentes previamente interpretadas, corroborando los resultados obtenidos.These geophysical techniques were applied to the Bouguer anomalies in the Bermejo Basin and Valle Fértil range. The location and depth to source of the anomalies were interpreted from the solutions obtained by these techniques. The found sources have been related with the geologic structures affecting the basement. In order to verify the results obtained and minimize the ambiguity of these potential methods, a forward gravimetric model was prepared, based on a geological and structural model of the area. The 2D analytic signal technique was applied to the gravimetric response of the model, and the solutions found are consistent with the depth and geometry of the above recognized sources, confirming the results obtained.

  7. Archaeological obsidian from La Sierra Gorda Mexico, by PIXE

    Juarez-Cossio, D.; Terreros, E.; Quiroz-Moreno, J.; Romero-Sanchez, S. [Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico. Seminario 8, Col. Centro. 06060 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Calligaro, T.F. [Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musees de France, UMR 171, Palais du Louvre-Porte des Lions, 14, Quai Francois Mitterrand, 75001 Paris (France); Tenorio, D. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Apdo. Postal 18-1027, 11801 Mexico, DF (Mexico)], E-mail: dolores.tenorio@inin.gob.mx; Jimenez-Reyes, M. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Apdo. Postal 18-1027, 11801 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Los Rios, M. de [Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico. Seminario 8, Col. Centro. 06060 Mexico, DF (Mexico)

    2009-04-15

    The chemical compositions of 42 obsidian pre-Hispanic artifacts from Tancama and Purisima, both archaeological sites of La Sierra Gorda Valleys, Mexico, were analyzed by PIXE technique. These obsidians came from four sources: Sierra de Pachuca Hidalgo, Paraiso Queretaro, Ucareo Michoacan and mainly from Zacualtipan/Metzquititlan Hidalgo. According to archaeological evidences, La Sierra Gorda valleys participated in commercial exchange with other regional sites, from Classic to Post-classic periods (A.D. 300-1500)

  8. Archaeological obsidian from La Sierra Gorda Mexico, by PIXE

    The chemical compositions of 42 obsidian pre-Hispanic artifacts from Tancama and Purisima, both archaeological sites of La Sierra Gorda Valleys, Mexico, were analyzed by PIXE technique. These obsidians came from four sources: Sierra de Pachuca Hidalgo, Paraiso Queretaro, Ucareo Michoacan and mainly from Zacualtipan/Metzquititlan Hidalgo. According to archaeological evidences, La Sierra Gorda valleys participated in commercial exchange with other regional sites, from Classic to Post-classic periods (A.D. 300-1500).

  9. El continuo trato con infieles: los renegados de la región pampeana centro-oriental durante el último tercio del siglo XVIII

    Daniel Villar; Juan Francisco Jiménez

    2005-01-01

    Se considera el caso de los renegados, un conjunto poco numeroso de criollos, mestizos, negros y mulatos voluntariamente instalados entre los grupos indígenas de la región pampeana centro-oriental. Acogidos con flexibilidad por estos últimos, que los incorporaban a su vida y proyectos, los renegados representaron, en cambio, para la administración colonial la figura del traidor por antonomasia, totalmente volcados a auxiliar a los infieles para lo cual previamente debieron apartarse de dios y...

  10. Aspectos del manejo del agua y la fertilidad en Molisoles de la región semiárida pampeana

    Quiroga, Alberto

    2004-01-01

    Nuestros trabajos parten de la hipótesis que los contenidos de la materia orgánica (MO), en Haplustoles y Hapludoles de la región semiárida y subhúmeda pampeana, resultan principalmente dependientes de factores relacionados con el régimen hídrico de los suelos (precipitaciones, capacidad de retención de agua y granulometría) y con el manejo de residuos (sistema de producción, secuencia de cultivos, sistema de labranza, fertilización). Este trabajo intentará mostrar la influencia de los...

  11. Maternal health care in Masanga, Sierra Leone

    Fugmann, Laura; Nielsen, Sofie Hede; Madsen, Nina Maria

    2013-01-01

    Sierra Leone has the statistic world record of being the country with the highest average child and maternal mortality. The Danish community based organization Masanga, has initiated a hospital in the village of Masanga, in order to contribute to rebuild the health sector after the civil war, to help prevent disease and death and promote health locally. By interviewing three Danish volunteers from the Masanga Organization who all have been at the hospital, and by examining relevant artic...

  12. La dinámica del poblamiento humano del Sudeste de la Región Pampeana durante el Holoceno

    Gustavo Barrientos

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es discutir una serie de conceptos (v.g. población local, metapoblación, útiles para comprender la dinámica del poblamiento humano del Sudeste de la Región Pampeana durante el Holoceno. Dicha dinámica es concebida como el resultado de la alternancia de procesos de retracción y expansión poblacional (demográfica y geográfica, incluyendo ocasionalmente eventos significativos tales como la extinción local y la recolonización de espacios. Dos procesos, probablemente conducentes al reemplazo poblacional a nivel regional, son considerados en este trabajo: uno, ocurrido durante el Holoceno medio (ca. 6.000 a 4.000 años AP y otro, acontecido durante la fase final del Holoceno tardío (ca. 1.000 a 500 años AP. Ambos casos habrían involucrado el ingreso al área de poblaciones con distinto grado de vinculación con las poblaciones preexistentes, aunque probablemente obedeciendo a causas distintas. En base al análisis biométrico del esqueleto craneofacial de muestras diacrónicas del Sudeste de la Región Pampeana y del N.E. de Patagonia, se ponen a prueba estas dos hipótesis.A central goal of this paper is to introduce and discuss useful concepts (e.g., local populations and metapopulations for better understanding the dynamics of the human peopling of the Southeastern Pampean Region during the Holocene. Such a dynamic is conceived as resulting from alternating processes of population retraction and expansion (both demographic and geographic, occasionally including some significant events like local extinction and re-colonization. Two main processes, probably involving population replacement at the regional level, are considered. The first process occurred in the Mid Holocene (ca. 6000-4000 BP, and the second at the end of the Late Holocene (ca. 1000-500 BP. Both cases may involve the entry into the area of populations with a distinct degree of relatedness with respect to the pre-existent local populations

  13. Implementing an Ebola Vaccine Study - Sierra Leone.

    Widdowson, Marc-Alain; Schrag, Stephanie J; Carter, Rosalind J; Carr, Wendy; Legardy-Williams, Jennifer; Gibson, Laura; Lisk, Durodami R; Jalloh, Mohamed I; Bash-Taqi, Donald A; Kargbo, Samuel A Sheku; Idriss, Ayesha; Deen, Gibrilla F; Russell, James B W; McDonald, Wendi; Albert, Alison P; Basket, Michelle; Callis, Amy; Carter, Victoria M; Ogunsanya, Kelli R Clifton; Gee, Julianne; Pinner, Robert; Mahon, Barbara E; Goldstein, Susan T; Seward, Jane F; Samai, Mohamed; Schuchat, Anne

    2016-01-01

    In October 2014, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences of the University of Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and CDC joined the global effort to accelerate assessment and availability of candidate Ebola vaccines and began planning for the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine against Ebola (STRIVE). STRIVE was an individually randomized controlled phase II/III trial to evaluate efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of the recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus Ebola vaccine (rVSV-ZEBOV). The study population was health care and frontline workers in select chiefdoms of the five most affected districts in Sierra Leone. Participants were randomized to receive a single intramuscular dose of rVSV-ZEBOV at enrollment or to receive a single intramuscular dose 18-24 weeks after enrollment. All participants were followed up monthly until 6 months after vaccination. Two substudies separately assessed detailed reactogenicity over 1 month and immunogenicity over 12 months. During the 5 months before the trial, STRIVE and partners built a research platform in Sierra Leone comprising participant follow-up sites, cold chain, reliable power supply, and vaccination clinics and hired and trained at least 350 national staff. Wide-ranging community outreach, informational sessions, and messaging were conducted before and during the trial to ensure full communication to the population of the study area regarding procedures and current knowledge about the trial vaccine. During April 9-August 15, 2015, STRIVE enrolled 8,673 participants, of whom 453 and 539 were also enrolled in the safety and immunogenicity substudies, respectively. As of April 28, 2016, no Ebola cases and no vaccine-related serious adverse events, which by regulatory definition include death, life-threatening illness, hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization, or permanent disability, were reported in the study population. Although STRIVE will not produce an

  14. Indigenous Knowledge and Library Work in Sierra Leone

    Kargbo, John Abdul

    2006-01-01

    Indigenous knowledge is vital information that is sadly diminishing at an alarming rate in Sierra Leone. There is, therefore, an urgent need to collect it before much of it is completely lost. This article explores the concept of indigenous knowledge and indigenous knowledge systems with a particular focus on Sierra Leone. Definitions and…

  15. Sierra Leone Early Childhood Development : SABER Country Report 2013

    World Bank

    2013-01-01

    This report presents an analysis of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and policies which affect young children in Sierra Leone. This report is part of a series of reports prepared by the World Bank using the SABER-ECD framework. The country report includes analysis of early learning, health, nutrition and social and child protection policies and interventions in Sierra Leone, ...

  16. La Formación Balbuena, integrante del arco magmático pampeano en la sierra de Ambargasta, provincia de Santiago del Estero

    M Koukharsky

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available En un sector de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales (29°25´ - 29°35´S y 63°43´ - 64°00´O, se estudió un conjunto de diques de acimutes entre 90 y 120° y espesores inferiores a los 10 m, que se incluyen en la Formación Balbuena. Sus composiciones abarcan dacitas, andesitas y andesitas basálticas y son interpretados como los representantes intermedios y básicos de una serie calcoalcalina cuyo extremo ácido se encontraría en los ya conocidos Pórfiros riodacíticos de Oncán aflorantes en el borde occidental del área. Son finamente porfíricos y se caracterizan por una intensa alteración de los componentes máficos y pastas, resultante de una importante actividad deutérica. Intruyen a los granitoides de las Formaciones Ojo de Agua y Ambargasta, ambos del Cámbrico medio a superior según determinaciones isotópicas. Sobre la base de edades K/Ar preexistentes, a las que se añaden dos nuevos valores, sumadas a observaciones de campo, se asignan los diques a un mismo ciclo magmático plutónico-volcánico, confirmando la vinculación ya aceptada en investigaciones anteriores para las volcanitas ácidas. Su signatura geoquímica apoya la existencia de un arco previamente postulado por otros autores y corresponden a una ubicación de arco a retroarco. Se habría desarrollado sobre corteza continental. La Formación Balbuena pertenecería al último de los eventos magmáticos importantes del ciclo Pampeano propuestos para la región.

  17. Evaluación de la sequía 2008-2009 en el oeste de la Región Pampeana (Argentina)

    Guillermo T. D\\u2019Ambrosio; Vanesa Y. Bohn; M. Cintia. Piccolo

    2013-01-01

    Se analiza la variabilidad de la precipitación y los efectos de la sequía en la extensión areal del Dique Paso de las Piedras y en la actividad agrícola del Oeste de la región pampeana (Argentina) durante los años 2008-2009. La metodología incluye la aplicación del Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación, el procesamiento digital de imágenes satelitales y el análisis de los rendimientos productivos de cuatro cultivos de la región. El Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación ha indicado sequía mete...

  18. The Children's War: Towards Peace in Sierra Leone. A Field Report Assessing the Protection and Assistance Needs of Sierra Leonean Children and Adolescents.

    Sommers, Marc

    Based on a 3-week field visit to Sierra Leone and Guinea, this report investigates why children (ages 0-17) have become key figures in Sierra Leone's civil war, and explores the problems that war has caused them. The report describes significant new effects of violence on three groups of Sierra Leonean children, very few of whom have received any…

  19. Economic concentration in the Pampeana region: The case of the financial trustfunds Concentración económica en la región pampeana: El caso de los fideicomisos financieros

    Diego Ariel Fernández

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In the last decade of the twentieth century, the trend of economic concentration of the agrarian production of the pampas region was strengthen, expressed in a mayor reduction of the sectorïs firms. Even when there is no census data to quantify it after the 2001-2002 crisis, there are several signs that imply that this process continues in the present. Big lessee capitals appear on the leading roll, managing to obtain economies of scale by taking a large tract of land, which allows them to displace their smaller rivals thanks to their capacity to propose the owners a bigger rent or better conditions to pay it. This paper offers the results of an investigation about one of the juridical forms that this process adopts: the setting up of Financial Trust Funds (FTF. The growth of this kind of financial tool since 2004 has been impressive, and it was partially used in the agrarian sector. After systematize the information of the FTFs placed in the market in the 2004-2008 period, this paper focus its attention on the ones that finance agrarian activities. It estimates the weight they have in the capitalization of the sector, analyzing the productive strategies and characteristics of those that have per purpose the sowing in leased lands, allowing us to offer concrete figures about the microeconomic base of the sector's concentration.Durante la última década del siglo XX, la producción agropecuaria de la región pampeana ve reforzada su tendencia a la concentración económica, reduciéndose de forma muy significativa el número de EAPs. Si bien no existen relevamientos censales que den cuenta de lo ocurrido tras la crisis de 2001-2002, numerosos indicios señalan que este proceso continúa en la actualidad. Aparecen como protagonistas del mismo grandes capitales arrendatarios que logran, al tomar superficies lo suficientemente amplias, obtener economías de escala que les permiten desplazar a rivales menores merced a su posibilidad de ofrecer

  20. Response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.

    Davies, Beauty Chiedza; Bowley, Douglas; Roper, Katrina

    2015-02-27

    The Ebola outbreak in 2014 marked the first time that an epidemic of this viral haemorrhagic fever had occurred in West Africa. From its origin in Guinea, the outbreak rapidly increased to become a humanitarian crisis affecting all aspects of life in the three countries worst affected: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Improving understanding of Ebola virus disease among the general population and instigating the behavioural changes required to help break the epidemic were central to the public health response. This article explores some of the misconceptions about Ebola as it spread into Sierra Leonean communities, and the social mobilisation response of the government of Sierra Leone. It is a reflective account of conversations with Sierra Leonean nationals during a military deployment at the International Security Advisory Team headquarters medical treatment facility in Freetown. PMID:25711592

  1. Initiatives for Sustainable Community Development in Sierra Leone.

    Kamara, John M.; Kargbo, Stephen B.

    1999-01-01

    In Sierra Leone, two church-sponsored programs are focused on sustainable development. The Wesleyan Development Education and Awareness Programme trains people to initiate community projects. Women's Loan Scheme encourages development of small-scale enterprises. (SK)

  2. Sierra Nevada Mountain Range as seen from STS-58

    1994-01-01

    The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range can be seen in this north-looking high oblique view taken in October, 1993, by the STS-58 crew. Visible in the view to the west of the Sierra Nevada are the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys of central California. The San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area can be seen to the west of the valley at the extreme left of the photograph. To the east or right of the Sierra Nevada, the basin and Range Region of central and northern Nevada is visible. Mono Lake, Lake Tahoe and Pyramid lake are also visible in this scene. The long northwest/southeast trending Walker Lane Shear Zone, which lies just to the east (right) of the Sierra Nevada is also visible. Near the top of the view (near the horizon), the snow covered volcanic peak Mount Shasta can be seen.

  3. VI. Los Matusalenes de la Sierra

    Ordinaire, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    *** Vi en Jauja algunos compatriotas que habían venido de Lima, o incluso de París, para curarse en ese valle de enfermedades del pecho; y debo decir que si bien no alabaron los atractivos del lugar, fueron unánimes en proclamar los efectos saludables de éste. En una palabra, preferían morir de aburrimiento en Jauja que de una tisis galopante en otra parte. Se cita al Perú como el país donde, en relación a la cifra de su población, hay más centenarios; y es en los valles altos de la Sierra do...

  4. Geomagnetic Polarity Epochs: Sierra Nevada II.

    Cox, A; Doell, R R; Dalrymple, G B

    1963-10-18

    Ten new determinations on volcanic extrusions in the Sierra Nevada with potassium-argon ages of 3.1 million years or less indicate that the remanent magnetizations fall into two groups, a normal group in which the remanent magnetization is directed downward and to the north, and a reversed group magnetized up and to the south. Thermomagnetic experiments and mineralogic studies fail to provide an explanation of the opposing polarities in terms of mineralogic control, but rather suggest that the remanent magnetization reflects reversals of the main dipole field of the earth. All available radiometric ages are consistent with this field-reversal hypothesis and indicate that the present normal polarity epoch (N1) as well as the previous reversed epoch (R1) are 0.9 to 1.0 million years long, whereas the previous normal epoch (N2) was at least 25 percent longer. PMID:17799480

  5. Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone

    Sesay, Foday R.; Massaquoi, Thomas A.; Idriss, Baimba R.; Sahr, Foday; Semple, Malcolm G.

    2016-01-01

    Thousands of persons have survived Ebola virus disease. Almost all survivors describe symptoms that persist or develop after hospital discharge. A cross-sectional survey of the symptoms of all survivors from the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) at 34th Regimental Military Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone (MH34), was conducted after discharge at their initial follow-up appointment within 3 weeks after their second negative PCR result. From its opening on December 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015, the MH34 ETU treated 84 persons (8–70 years of age) with PCR-confirmed Ebola virus disease, of whom 44 survived. Survivors reported musculoskeletal pain (70%), headache (48%), and ocular problems (14%). Those who reported headache had had lower admission cycle threshold Ebola PCR than did those who did not (pEbola syndrome. The Ebola epidemic is waning, but the effects of the disease will remain. PMID:26983037

  6. Adhesive joint and composites modeling in SIERRA.

    Ohashi, Yuki; Brown, Arthur A.; Hammerand, Daniel Carl; Adolf, Douglas Brian; Chambers, Robert S.; Foulk, James W., III (.,; )

    2005-11-01

    Polymers and fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites play an important role in many Defense Program applications. Recently an advanced nonlinear viscoelastic model for polymers has been developed and incorporated into ADAGIO, Sandia's SIERRA-based quasi-static analysis code. Standard linear elastic shell and continuum models for fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composites have also been added to ADAGIO. This report details the use of these models for advanced adhesive joint and composites simulations carried out as part of an Advanced Simulation and Computing Advanced Deployment (ASC AD) project. More specifically, the thermo-mechanical response of an adhesive joint when loaded during repeated thermal cycling is simulated, the response of some composite rings under internal pressurization is calculated, and the performance of a composite container subjected to internal pressurization, thermal loading, and distributed mechanical loading is determined. Finally, general comparisons between the continuum and shell element approaches for modeling composites using ADAGIO are given.

  7. Functional Requirements for SIERRA Version 1.0 Beta; TOPICAL

    The objective of the SIERRA framework is to provide a common software infrastructure for massively parallel computational mechanics applications. The SIERRA framework consolidates the mechanics-independent computational services required by a diverse set of mechanics applications into a shared framework. Consolidation of these computational services eliminates their redundant development and maintenance efforts and streamlines the coupling of independently developed computational mechanics capabilities into integrated multi-mechanics applications

  8. International Marketing Strategy of Transformations LTD in Sierra Leone

    Alam, Mohammed Touqeer

    2011-01-01

    The central idea of the report is to formulate an international marketing strategy for Transformations Ltd, a learning and development company based in UK for its entry in Sierra Leone market. The company wants to provide accredited British Leadership and Management qualification in Sierra Leone. The report uses theoretical framework for marketing analyses including internationalization models, entry mode, market segmentation, targeting, positioning and generic strategy. The report adopte...

  9. Echocardiographic analysis of a malfunctioning Davila-Sierra mitral valve

    Tri, Terry B.; Gregoratos, Gabriel

    1981-01-01

    Although the Davila-Sierra mitral valve prosthesis was removed from the market nearly a decade ago, a number of patients still have this valve in place. We recently studied the echocardiographic features of a malfunctioning Davila-Sierra mitral valve prosthesis. Abnormalities that suggested improper functioning of the prosthesis included a markedly delayed poppet opening and an early diastolic hump believed to represent motion of the mitral annulus. Previously described echocardiographic indi...

  10. Sierra Structural Dynamics User's Notes

    Reese, Garth M. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-10-19

    Sierra/SD provides a massively parallel implementation of structural dynamics finite element analysis, required for high fidelity, validated models used in modal, vibration, static and shock analysis of weapons systems. This document provides a users guide to the input for Sierra/SD. Details of input specifications for the different solution types, output options, element types and parameters are included. The appendices contain detailed examples, and instructions for running the software on parallel platforms.

  11. Petrología y geoquímica de la unidad ígnea Quebrada Blanca, sierra de la Huerta, Provincia de San Juan

    Brígida Castro de Machuca

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La unidad ígnea Quebrada Blanca (Pérmico Superior-Triásico inferior, que intruye al basamento cristalino de la sierra de La Huerta, Sierras Pampeanas Occidentales, es el término más diferenciado de un grupo de rocas ígneas de edad y características similares. Está compuesta por un cuerpo hipabisal de pórfido riolítico, una brecha hidrotermal-intrusiva en la que se distinguen dos facies con marcadas diferencias texturales y composicionales, y diques felsíticos/riolíticos. Esta asociación rocosa define la raíz de una diatrema expuesta por la erosión. La génesis de la brecha estuvo asociada a la cristalización del pórfido riolítico, al brechamiento explosivo y a la exsolución de fluidos magmático-hidrotermales que fracturaron la caperuza solidificada del intrusivo y las rocas metamórficas circundantes, transportando los fragmentos hacia niveles más superficiales. El pórfido se terminó de emplazar con posterioridad, probablemente ocupando el conducto alimentador. Los datos geoquímicos indican para estas litologías contenidos altos en sílice, carácter subalcalino, calcoalcalino de alto K, y afinidad metaluminosa a débilmente peraluminosa. Los contenidos de elementos litófilos de gran radio iónico son altos mientras que los de Sr, P y Ti son bajos. Presentan enriquecimiento en LREE y empobrecimiento en HREE con la relación (La/YbN = 3,37 a 13,67. Las características geoquímicas son compatibles con las de rocas ígneas generadas en arcos volcánicos. Esta unidad es correlacionada tentativamente con la sección superior (dacítica-riolítica del Grupo Choiyoi, y se la asigna a las etapas finales de la evolución del arco magmático continental emplazado a lo largo del borde occidental de Gondwana a partir del Carbonífero superior.

  12. La Formación Balbuena, integrante del arco magmático pampeano en la sierra de Ambargasta, provincia de Santiago del Estero The Balbuena Formation, integrant of the Pampean magmatic arc in the Sierra de Ambargasta, Province of Santiago del Estero

    M Koukharsky

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available En un sector de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales (29°25´ - 29°35´S y 63°43´ - 64°00´O, se estudió un conjunto de diques de acimutes entre 90 y 120° y espesores inferiores a los 10 m, que se incluyen en la Formación Balbuena. Sus composiciones abarcan dacitas, andesitas y andesitas basálticas y son interpretados como los representantes intermedios y básicos de una serie calcoalcalina cuyo extremo ácido se encontraría en los ya conocidos Pórfiros riodacíticos de Oncán aflorantes en el borde occidental del área. Son finamente porfíricos y se caracterizan por una intensa alteración de los componentes máficos y pastas, resultante de una importante actividad deutérica. Intruyen a los granitoides de las Formaciones Ojo de Agua y Ambargasta, ambos del Cámbrico medio a superior según determinaciones isotópicas. Sobre la base de edades K/Ar preexistentes, a las que se añaden dos nuevos valores, sumadas a observaciones de campo, se asignan los diques a un mismo ciclo magmático plutónico-volcánico, confirmando la vinculación ya aceptada en investigaciones anteriores para las volcanitas ácidas. Su signatura geoquímica apoya la existencia de un arco previamente postulado por otros autores y corresponden a una ubicación de arco a retroarco. Se habría desarrollado sobre corteza continental. La Formación Balbuena pertenecería al último de los eventos magmáticos importantes del ciclo Pampeano propuestos para la región.A set of dikes in the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas (29°25´ - 29°35´S y 63°43´ - 64°00´W trending from 90° to 120° azimuths and with thickness less than 10 m wide are assigned to the Balbuena Formation. These dikes are basaltic, andesitic to dacitic in composition representing basic to intermediate members of the calc-alkaline magmas that gave rise to the rhyodacitic Oncán Porphyries. The fine porphyritic rocks of the Balbuena Formation have an intense alteration of the mafic minerals and groundmass

  13. Ammonia at Blodgett Forest, Sierra Nevada, USA

    Fischer, Marc L.; Littlejohn, David

    2007-11-06

    Ammonia is a reactive trace gas that is emitted in large quantities by animal agriculture and other sources in California, which subsequently forms aerosol particulate matter, potentially affecting visibility, climate, and human health. We performed initial measurements of NH{sub 3} at the Blodgett Forest Research Station (BFRS) during a two week study in June, 2006. The site is used for ongoing air quality research and is a relatively low-background site in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Measured NH{sub 3} mixing ratios were quite low (< 1 to {approx} 2 ppb), contrasting with typical conditions in many parts of the Central Valley. Eddy covariance measurements showed NH{sub 3} fluxes that scaled with measured NH{sub 3} mixing ratio and calculated aerodynamic deposition velocity, suggesting dry deposition is a significant loss mechanism for atmospheric NH{sub 3} at BFRS. A simple model of NH{sub 3} transport to the site supports the hypothesis that NH{sub 3} is transported from the Valley to BFRS, but deposits on vegetation during the summer. Further work is necessary to determine whether the results obtained in this study can be generalized to other seasons.

  14. Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone.

    Scott, Janet T; Sesay, Foday R; Massaquoi, Thomas A; Idriss, Baimba R; Sahr, Foday; Semple, Malcolm G

    2016-04-01

    Thousands of persons have survived Ebola virus disease. Almost all survivors describe symptoms that persist or develop after hospital discharge. A cross-sectional survey of the symptoms of all survivors from the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) at 34th Regimental Military Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone (MH34), was conducted after discharge at their initial follow-up appointment within 3 weeks after their second negative PCR result. From its opening on December 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015, the MH34 ETU treated 84 persons (8-70 years of age) with PCR-confirmed Ebola virus disease, of whom 44 survived. Survivors reported musculoskeletal pain (70%), headache (48%), and ocular problems (14%). Those who reported headache had had lower admission cycle threshold Ebola PCR than did those who did not (p<0.03). This complete survivor cohort from 1 ETU enables analysis of the proportion of symptoms of post-Ebola syndrome. The Ebola epidemic is waning, but the effects of the disease will remain. PMID:26983037

  15. La estructura del Grupo Sierras Bayas en el sector norte de las sierras homónimas, noroeste de las Sierras Septentrionales de Buenos Aires

    A.C. Massabie

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available El Grupo Sierras Bayas, de edad precámbrica tardía, se halla integrado por las formaciones sedimentarias Villa Mónica, Cerro Largo y Loma Negra, y forman parte de la porción noroccidental de las Sierras Septentrionales de Buenos Aires. Los afloramientos principales, relativamente aislados en serranías bajas, se ubican en los alrededores de Olavarría, particularmente en las Sierras Bayas, y con menor extensión en cercanías a la localidad de Barker. La morfoestructura de conjunto de estas sedimentitas en el sector norte de las Sierras Bayas corresponde a una cubeta asimétrica levemente basculada hacia el sudsudoeste. En el Grupo Sierras Bayas, se han identificado y relevado sistemáticamente dos sistemas de plegamiento suave F1 (NE y F2 (NO que se interfieren y generan diseños de tipo 1 en domos y cubetas. Los plegamientos reconocidos, F1 y F2, de planos axiales subverticales y ejes B subhorizontales se interfieren con ángulos que varían entre 70º y 90º. Desarrollan tres órdenes de plegamiento que controlan en las escalas adoptadas para el mapeo, la posición de los afloramientos y exposiciones artificiales de las formaciones integrantes del Grupo Sierras Bayas. El fallamiento local relevado ejerce un control muy limitado sobre la disposición de las sedimentitas precámbricas plegadas, y las observaciones de campo avalan su actividad inicial con posterioridad al episodio tectónico que desarrolló los sistemas de plegamiento del Grupo Sierras Bayas. La deformación dúctil de la cubierta sedimentaria, como ha sido observado localmente, se considera que ha estado asociada con una reactivación tectónica del basamento, Complejo Buenos Aires, favorecida por las anisotropías penetrativas principales preexistentes en el macizo rocoso de granititas milonitizadas. La similitud en el diseño de los plegamientos F1 y F2, la morfoestructura general en cubeta y la falta de una secuencia definida en las relaciones de interferencia permitir

  16. Serologic evidence of human orthopoxvirus infections in Sierra Leone

    Goba Augustine

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Orthopoxviruses, including variola virus, vaccinia virus, and monkeypox virus, have previously been documented in humans in West Africa, however, no cases of human orthopoxvirus infection have been reported in the region since 1986. We conducted a serosurvey to determine whether human exposure to orthopoxviruses continues to occur in eastern Sierra Leone. Findings To examine evidence of exposure to orthopoxviruses in the Kenema District of Sierra Leone, we collected and tested sera from 1596 persons by IgG ELISA and a subset of 313 by IgM capture ELISA. Eleven persons born after the cessation of smallpox vaccination had high orthopoxvirus-specific IgG values, and an additional 6 persons had positive IgM responses. No geographic clustering was noted. Conclusions These data suggest that orthopoxviruses continue to circulate in Sierra Leone. Studies aimed at obtaining orthopoxvirus isolates and/or genetic sequences from rodents and symptomatic humans in the area are indicated.

  17. SIERRA - A 3-D device simulator for reliability modeling

    Chern, Jue-Hsien; Arledge, Lawrence A., Jr.; Yang, Ping; Maeda, John T.

    1989-05-01

    SIERRA is a three-dimensional general-purpose semiconductor-device simulation program which serves as a foundation for investigating integrated-circuit (IC) device and reliability issues. This program solves the Poisson and continuity equations in silicon under dc, transient, and small-signal conditions. Executing on a vector/parallel minisupercomputer, SIERRA utilizes a matrix solver which uses an incomplete LU (ILU) preconditioned conjugate gradient square (CGS, BCG) method. The ILU-CGS method provides a good compromise between memory size and convergence rate. The authors have observed a 5x to 7x speedup over standard direct methods in simulations of transient problems containing highly coupled Poisson and continuity equations such as those found in reliability-oriented simulations. The application of SIERRA to parasitic CMOS latchup and dynamic random-access memory single-event-upset studies is described.

  18. Environmental values and risk: A review of Sierra Club policies

    Sierra Club values are driven by an overriding environmental ethic. Sierra Club environmental values may be characterized by the concept of 'usufruct' a term favored by United States Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. Usufruct conveys the idea that the environment is ours to use, but not to destroy. Each generation has the obligation to pass on to future generations a world at least as environmentally rich as the one it inherited. It is appropriate to accept risk today in order to preserve the environment for generations yet to come. As viewed through the lens of its formal policies, the Sierra Club is an organization that embraces technology, but insists that technology be evaluated comprehensively, taking full account of both environmental and social externalities. The Club is 'risk averse' with respect to early introduction of technologies seen as likely to have significant negative environmental or social impact. The Club places heavy emphasis on process, which must involve the public meaningfully

  19. Structure of the Sierra de Lujar (Alpujarride Complex, Betic Cordillera

    Sanz de Galdeano, Carlos

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The Sierra de Lujar constitutes one of the best examples of fold superposition of the Internal Zone of the Betic Cordillera (S Spain. In this paper, the members of its Triassic carbonate series have been used for the first time to obtain the cartography of the Sierra de Lujar, providing knowledge of the two folding systems, the older trending E-W and the younger (far better represented, NNE-SSW. The most important fold is a large reverse syncline with a convex axis towards the SE, forming part of the S and E edges of this sierra; contrarily, the vergence is towards the N in the southern sector and towards the W in the eastern sector. The interior of the Sierra de Lujar bears a succession of NNE-SSO anticlinal and synclinal folds, some with reverse limbs. The vergences fluctuate, even within the same fold. Folds of an E-W system crop out only in the SW sector of the Sierra de Lujar and verge to the S. The unit of the Sierra de Lujar (Lujar-Gádor unit is overthrust by the Escalate unit (which is a duplication of the Lujar unit and by other upper units, formed here by schists. The W edge of the Sierra de Lujar is affected by a large normal fault that sinks the Escalate unit there. The E-W folds were coetaneous with the thrusting of the units, while those in the NNE-SSW direction formed at the onset of the westward shift of the Internal Betic-Rif Zone.La Sierra de Lújar constituye uno de los mejores ejemplos de superposición de pliegues de la Zona Interna Bética. Su estructura se ha determinado a partir del primer mapa en el que se han distinguido los diferentes tramos de su serie triásica carbonatada. Los pliegues NNE-SSO son los más abundantes y se superponen a otros de dirección E-O. Los bordes S y E de esta sierra corresponden en parte a un gran sinclinal invertido vergente hacia su interior y que continúa en la Sierra de La Joya pero con distinta vergencia. En el interior de la sierra hay numerosos anticlinales y sinclinales de direcci

  20. Structure of the Sierra de Lujar (Alpujarride Complex, Betic Cordillera)

    Sanz de Galdeano, Carlos; López Garrido, Angel Carlos

    2014-01-01

    The Sierra de Lujar constitutes one of the best examples of fold superposition of the Internal Zone of the Betic Cordillera (S Spain). In this paper, the members of its Triassic carbonate series have been used for the first time to obtain the cartography of the Sierra de Lujar, providing knowledge of the two folding systems, the older trending E-W and the younger (far better represented), NNE-SSW. The most important fold is a large reverse syncline with a convex axis towards the SE, formi...

  1. Ebola Surveillance - Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

    McNamara, Lucy A; Schafer, Ilana J; Nolen, Leisha D; Gorina, Yelena; Redd, John T; Lo, Terrence; Ervin, Elizabeth; Henao, Olga; Dahl, Benjamin A; Morgan, Oliver; Hersey, Sara; Knust, Barbara

    2016-01-01

    Developing a surveillance system during a public health emergency is always challenging but is especially so in countries with limited public health infrastructure. Surveillance for Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in the West African countries heavily affected by Ebola (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) faced numerous impediments, including insufficient numbers of trained staff, community reticence to report cases and contacts, limited information technology resources, limited telephone and Internet service, and overwhelming numbers of infected persons. Through the work of CDC and numerous partners, including the countries' ministries of health, the World Health Organization, and other government and nongovernment organizations, functional Ebola surveillance was established and maintained in these countries. CDC staff were heavily involved in implementing case-based surveillance systems, sustaining case surveillance and contact tracing, and interpreting surveillance data. In addition to helping the ministries of health and other partners understand and manage the epidemic, CDC's activities strengthened epidemiologic and data management capacity to improve routine surveillance in the countries affected, even after the Ebola epidemic ended, and enhanced local capacity to respond quickly to future public health emergencies. However, the many obstacles overcome during development of these Ebola surveillance systems highlight the need to have strong public health, surveillance, and information technology infrastructure in place before a public health emergency occurs. Intense, long-term focus on strengthening public health surveillance systems in developing countries, as described in the Global Health Security Agenda, is needed.The activities summarized in this report would not have been possible without collaboration with many U.S and international partners (http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/partners.html). PMID:27389614

  2. SierraDNA – Demonstrating the Usefulness of Direct ILS Database Access

    James Padgett; Jonathan Hooper

    2015-01-01

    Innovative Interface’s Sierra(™) Integrated Library System (ILS) brings with it a Database Navigator Application (SierraDNA) - in layman's terms SierraDNA gives Sierra sites read access to their ILS database. Unlike the closed use cases produced by vendor supplied APIs, which restrict Libraries to limited development opportunities, SierraDNA enables sites to publish their own APIs and scripts based upon custom SQL code to meet their own needs and those of their users and processes. In thi...

  3. Evaluación de la sequía 2008-2009 en el oeste de la Región Pampeana (Argentina

    Guillermo T. D\\u2019Ambrosio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la variabilidad de la precipitación y los efectos de la sequía en la extensión areal del Dique Paso de las Piedras y en la actividad agrícola del Oeste de la región pampeana (Argentina durante los años 2008-2009. La metodología incluye la aplicación del Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación, el procesamiento digital de imágenes satelitales y el análisis de los rendimientos productivos de cuatro cultivos de la región. El Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación ha indicado sequía meteorológica en los años 2008 y 2009. En 2009 el rendimiento de los cultivos ha disminuido entre el 25 y 65 % con respecto a años anteriores. La extensión areal del dique ha disminuido un 52 % en 2009 en relación a períodos húmedos.

  4. Almanaques sí, relojes no. La prolongación de la jornada laboral en la agricultura pampeana, de la última dictadura al “boom” sojero

    Juan Manuel Villulla

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los mecanismos económicos y dispositivos discursivos utilizados por las patronales para imponer la prolongación e intensificación de la jornada laboral en la agricultura pampeana, y sus consecuencias sobre las condiciones de trabajo de los obreros rurales luego de la década de 1970. La metodología incluyó la consulta de material bibliográfico especializado; fuentes documentales patronales (archivos de FACMA; sindicales (archivos de la CGT y UATRE; legislación laboral; libros de actas de negociaciones obrero-patronales (CNTA y CAR; material periodístico; y fundamentalmente un acervo testimonial recabado sobre una muestra de 50 obreros rurales y 20 empleadores en una serie de partidos arquetípicos del “boom” sojero de los últimos años en las provincias de Buenos Aires, Santa Fe y Córdoba. El resultado de nuestro análisis invita a incorporar como una de las condiciones de posibilidad para la expansión agrícola reciente al aumento de la explotación del trabajo asalariado

  5. Sierra/solid mechanics 4.22 user's guide.

    Thomas, Jesse David

    2011-10-01

    Sierra/SolidMechanics (Sierra/SM) is a Lagrangian, three-dimensional code for the analysis of solids and structures. It provides capabilities for explicit dynamic and implicit quasistatic and dynamic analyses. The explicit dynamics capabilities allow for the efficient and robust solution of models subjected to large, suddenly applied loads. For implicit problems, Sierra/SM uses a multi-level iterative solver, which enables it to effectively solve problems with large deformations, nonlinear material behavior, and contact. Sierra/SM has a versatile library of continuum and structural elements, and an extensive library of material models. The code is written for parallel computing environments, and it allows for scalable solutions of very large problems for both implicit and explicit analyses. It is built on the SIERRA Framework, which allows for coupling with other SIERRA mechanics codes. This document describes the functionality and input structure for Sierra/SM.

  6. The new mineral species brodtkorbite, Cu2HgSe2, and the associated selenide assemblage from Tuminico, Sierra de Cacho, La Rioja, Argentina

    Brodtkorbite, ideally Cu2HgSe2, a new mineral species, occurs in a telethermal selenide vein-type assemblage at the Tuminico Ia selenium deposit, Sierra de Cacho (Sierra de Umango) district, La Rioja, Argentina. The selenide assemblage also contains berzelianite, bellidoite, cadmoselite (mercurian, cuprian), chameanite, crookesite, eskebornite, eucairite, ferroselite, hakite, klockmannite, a luanheite-type phase, trogtalite-krutaite, tiemannite, tyrrellite, umangite and uraninite. Minor constituents are undefined phases that belong to the Cd-(Cu)-Hg-Se and (Co,Ni,Cu)-As-Se systems. The selenides occur as veinlets, as impregnations and as massive ores in calcite veins, and are hosted by altered (hematite-stained) amphibolites of the Sierra de Pampeanas, the Precambrian basement of the Precordillera terrane. Brodtkorbite was observed as anhedral grains; they range in size from 10 X 20 up to 50 X 100 μm and as aggregates of composite grains up to 150 X 250 μm, commonly intergrown with berzelianite, tiemannite and (rarely) umangite and clausthalite. The mineral is dark grey, opaque, has a metallic luster, and a dark grey streak. VHN10 ranges from 91.4 to 131 (mean 118) kg/mm2, which corresponds to a calculated Mohs hardness of about 2 1/2 to 3. The density is 7.77 g/cm3 and was calculated for the ideal formula with Z = 2, In plane-polarized reflected light, the mineral is white, is weakly to moderately pleochroic from pinkish to bluish white, and lacks internal reflections. It has a weak to strong bireflectance; the anisotropy is weak to strong with rotation tints from mauve-grey to yellowish grey. The reflectance spectra and color values in air and in oil are tabulated. The chemical composition, which was obtained with an electron microprobe, shows very little variation within individual grains and between grains. The average composition is: Cu 26.2, Hg 40.7, Se 32.9, total 99.8 wt%. This leads to an empirical formula (total atoms = 5) of Cu2.00Hg0.98Se2

  7. Escaping Stigma and Neglect : People with Disabilities in Sierra Leone

    Ovadiya, Mirey; Zampaglione, Giuseppe

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this policy note on people with disabilities in Sierra Leone is to: (i) provide a diagnosis on the scale and nature of the problem; (ii) analyze current public policies in support of people with disabilities; (iii) review public and private programs; and (iv) propose some policy options to policy makers and development partners. This note contains five chapters, the first ...

  8. Reemergence of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone.

    Ansumana, Rashid; Jacobsen, Kathryn H; Leski, Tomasz A; Covington, Andrea L; Bangura, Umaru; Hodges, Mary H; Lin, Baochuan; Bockarie, Alfred S; Lamin, Joseph M; Bockarie, Moses J; Stenger, David A

    2013-07-01

    We diagnosed 400 possible IgM-positive cases of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone, during July 2012-January 2013 by using lateral flow immunoassays. Cases detected likely represent only a small fraction of total cases. Further laboratory testing is required to confirm this outbreak and characterize the virus. PMID:23764023

  9. Relative Contributions of Phosphorus in High Elevation Sierra Nevada Lakes

    Jensen, L. K.; McIntyre, B. M.; Lyons, R. A.

    2015-12-01

    High elevation lakes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range show signs of eutrophication due to increased phosphorus loading. Phosphorus is a major contributing factor to freshwater lake eutrophication when in excess. Three previously researched sources of phosphorus to high-elevation montane lakes include atmospheric deposition, internal loading from sediments, and excretions from non-native stocked fish. The goal of this research was to isolate the estimated phosphorus contributions from residential shoreline developments and stocked non-native fish. A steady-state phosphorus loading rate model was created to quantify relative phosphorus loading into two lakes in the Eastern Sierra Nevada: Convict and Silver Lake. A conglomerate control lake was created from Eastern Brook Lake in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Pear Lake in the Southern Sierra Nevada, and Snowflake Lake in Canada. Both Convict and Silver Lakes contain stocked non-native trout species and Silver Lake also has ~25 vacation homes on its eastern shore. Seasonal steady-state total phosphorus concentrations were determined using EPA Method 365.2. Loading rate constants were calculated using loading rates from literature and corresponding concentrations. It was determined that as much as 42% of phosphorous to Silver Lake came from shoreline housing developments, and 24% came from stocked fish depending on the season. Previous studies showed much lower contributions from non-native fish.

  10. Power in Practice: Trade Union Education in Sierra Leone

    Stirling, John

    2013-01-01

    This article presents an analysis of the development of a trade union education program in Sierra Leone in the geo-historical context of British colonialism. It places the argument in relation to the contradictory trends of trade unionism more generally and alongside their antagonistic cooperation with capitalism. It discusses the limits and…

  11. Library Education and the Practitioner: The Sierra Leone Experience.

    Kargbo, John Abdul

    1999-01-01

    Examines the past and current educational trends of librarianship in Sierra Leone. Discuses courses offered in the current library school; economic and political issues affecting higher education; the need for full-time faculty; general versus specialized practitioner needs; attitudes of faculty toward working librarians; and professional…

  12. Life in Sierra Leone, West Africa. A Teaching Unit.

    Corby, Richard A.

    This unit is designed for students in grades 6-12. The unit provides an introduction to Sierra Leone and the continent of Africa through basic concepts and a conceptual framework for learning. The unit is divided into 17 activities. Activities include: (1) "Stereotypes and Myths about African and Africans"; (2) "The Manding Name Game"; (3) "Common…

  13. The Science Curriculum and the Secondary Student in Sierra Leone.

    Sawyerr, Ebun S.

    1985-01-01

    Describes the new primary and secondary-level science curriculum in Sierra Leone as well as new teacher roles and instructional approaches. Indicates that curricular changes in this country should address needs related to job opportunities, the environment, and citizenship. Results of 1972-80 secondary-level biology, chemistry, and physics…

  14. School-Based Peace Building in Sierra Leone

    Bretherton, Diane; Weston, Jane; Zbar, Vic

    2005-01-01

    This article describes the development of a peace education project, including the Peace Education Kit, in schools in Sierra Leone. The program, initiated by the World Bank, has involved working partnerships between local and international agencies and provides a case study of how schools can work with the community to contribute to a national…

  15. Land Lab Experiences in Sierra Leone and Illinois

    Swanson, Burton E.; Tucker, Sonny W.

    1978-01-01

    The agricultural education curriculum at Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone, is stressing practical farm experience programs on school land for students preparing to teach agriculture. In Illinois also the "land laboratories" concept appears to be effective in providing practical agricultural training. (MF)

  16. School Libraries in Sierra Leone's Educational System: Quo Vadis?

    Kargbo, John A.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the role of school libraries in Sierra Leone's (Africa) educational system and the problems affecting their development. Discusses the need for materials to support teaching activities; sociological factors; teachers' and students' information needs; current trends and changes; rural areas with no school libraries; and lack of standards,…

  17. A New Agenda for Adult Education in Sierra Leone.

    Skelt, Joanna

    2003-01-01

    After years of conflict, Sierra Leone has critical educational development needs including trauma healing and conflict resolution, rebuilding of the educational infrastructure, and citizenship and capacity building. Citizenship education in this context must be redefined as developing individual agency and encouraging active participation. (SK)

  18. Establishing services in post-conflict Sierra Leone

    Amie-Tejan Kellah

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available During Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war – which ended in 2001 – there was a high incidence of sexual assault against women and young girls.1 Return of peace has not meant that women and girls are safe from sexual assault.

  19. Tone Gestures and Constraint Interaction in Sierra Juarez Zapotec

    Tejada, Laura

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation examines floating tones and tone gesture deactivation in Sierra Juarez Zapotec (SJZ), and provides an Optimality Theoretic account of tonal spreading and placement using insights from Articulatory Phonology. While the data portion of the dissertation is drawn from SJZ, the approach has broader implications for theories of tonal…

  20. Health complications of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

    Bjälkander O

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Owolabi Bjälkander,1 Laurel Bangura,2 Bailah Leigh,3 Vanja Berggren,1 Staffan Bergström,1 Lars Almroth11Division of Global Health, Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; 2Inter Africa Committee, Sierra Leone; 3Department of Community Health, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone, Sierra LeoneAbstract: Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM in the world, and yet little is known about the health consequences of the practice.Purpose: To explore whether and what kind of FGM-related health complications girls and women in Sierra Leone experience, and to elucidate their health care-seeking behaviors.Patients and methods: A feasibility study was conducted to test and refine questionnaires and methods used for this study. Thereafter, a cross-section of girls and women (n = 258 attending antenatal care and Well Women Clinics in Bo Town, Bo District, in the southern region and in Makeni Town, Bombali District, in the northern region of Sierra Leone were randomly selected. Participants answered interview-administrated pretested structured questionnaires with open-ended-questions, administrated by trained female personnel.Results: All respondents had undergone FGM, most between 10 and 14 years of age. Complications were reported by 218 respondents (84.5%, the most common ones being excessive bleeding, delay in or incomplete healing, and tenderness. Fever was significantly more often reported by girls who had undergone FGM before 10 years of age compared with those who had undergone the procedure later. Out of those who reported complications, 187 (85.8% sought treatment, with 89 of them visiting a traditional healer, 75 a Sowei (traditional circumciser, and 16 a health professional.Conclusion: The high prevalence rate of FGM and the proportion of medical complications show that FGM is a matter for public health concern in Sierra Leone. Girls who

  1. Metodología de análisis de hipoplasias del esmalte dental aplicada al estudio de poblaciones prehispánicas del sudeste de la Región Pampeana

    Barrientos, Gustavo

    1999-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar la metodología de análisis de hipoplasias del esmalte dental aplicada al estudio de una muestra de esqueletos humanos provenientes de diversos sitios arqueológicos del Sudeste de la Región Pampeana, asignables a distintos momentos del Holoceno. Para cada diente, se realizó una evaluación del grado de sensibilidad para el registro de hipoplasias y del grado de representatividad a nivel muestral. Debido a que los dientes con mayor frecuencia relativa de ...

  2. Experiencias de la asociación ajo Allium Sativum y verdura de hoja en la región semiárida pampeana

    Lara, Gabriel; Urbano, Valeria; Anzorena, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    La región semiárida pampeana resulta un ambiente propicio para el cultivo de ajo, sin embargo los productores encuentran algunas desventajas que hace que sean reticentes a su plantación, se menciona el largo periodo de utilización del terreno; obtención de una única cosecha al final del ciclo; entre otros. Se experimentó el policultivo de Ajo Allium Sativum + Acelga Beta vulgaris var cicla y luego Ajo + Espinaca Spinacia oleracea, tanto en riego por surco como en riego por goteo. La experienc...

  3. Julio Djenderedjian. 2008. Historia del capitalismo agrario pampeano: la agricultura pampeana en la primera mitad del siglo XIX : Buenos Aires: Siglo Veintiuno Editores Argentina-Editorial de Belgrano. vol. 4. 400 p.

    Banzato, Guillermo

    2009-01-01

    La colección Historia del capitalismo agrario pampeano, que dirige Osvaldo Barsky, vuelve a ofrecernos un trabajo que condensa el conocimiento historiográfico, en este caso de la agricultura entre el período tardo colonial y mediados del siglo XIX. Pero no se trata meramente de un compendio de lo que se sabe hasta ahora, porque la amena y elegante escritura de Julio Djenderejian parte de la interesante pregunta acerca de los motivos por los cuales la agricultura pampeana pudo seguir el ritmo ...

  4. Virajes en las políticas públicas de tierras. Continuidades y discontinuidades a partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, región pampeana. Argentina

    Marina Bustamante

    2011-01-01

    El acceso a la tierra -tanto a la propiedad como al usufructo- es de capital importancia en el desarrollo socio-económico de la Región Pampeana argentina y, por tanto, ha sido objeto de diversas políticas públicas. Sin embargo, su formulación e implementación ha sido dinámica y cambiante, en función del contexto mundial y nacional y en función de voluntades políticas que responden y promueven un determinado estilo de desarrollo. A partir de dicha consideración, se identifican - desde mediados...

  5. Factores edáficos y de manejo que condicionan la eficiencia del barbecho en la región pampeana Soil and management factors that condition fallow efficiency in the Pampa region

    Alberto Raúl Quiroga; Daniel Oscar Funaro; Romina Fernández; Elke Johana Noellemeyer

    2005-01-01

    En la región semiárida y subhúmeda pampeana las precipitaciones no logran cubrir los requerimientos de uso consuntivo de los cultivos y normalmente limitan el rendimiento y la respuesta a la fertilización. Una parte sustancial de las precipitaciones tiene lugar durante el periodo de barbecho y en su mayor parte no es utilizada por los cultivos. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron evaluar durante el periodo de barbecho, los efectos de a) longitudes de barbecho, b) variaciones en la capacidad de r...

  6. Hongos entomophthorales patógenos de pulgones plaga de cultivos de cereales y hortícolas de la Región Pampeana de la Argentina : Estudios comparativos de la diversidad y prevalencia

    Manfrino, Romina Guadalupe

    2014-01-01

    Los cultivos agrícolas se ven expuestos a adversidades de diferentes orígenes, ya sean bióticos o abióticos. En los sistemas extensivos e intensivos de la Región Pampeana Argentina (centro norte) los áfidos representan una importante limitante ya sea en cultivos de cereales u hortícolas. El manejo de las poblaciones de estos insectos se realiza principalmente mediante el uso de insecticidas de síntesis orientando las acciones hacia la eliminación del insecto blanco que se intenta controlar. S...

  7. Lassa fever in post-conflict sierra leone.

    Jeffrey G Shaffer

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Lassa fever (LF, an often-fatal hemorrhagic disease caused by Lassa virus (LASV, is a major public health threat in West Africa. When the violent civil conflict in Sierra Leone (1991 to 2002 ended, an international consortium assisted in restoration of the LF program at Kenema Government Hospital (KGH in an area with the world's highest incidence of the disease.Clinical and laboratory records of patients presenting to the KGH Lassa Ward in the post-conflict period were organized electronically. Recombinant antigen-based LF immunoassays were used to assess LASV antigenemia and LASV-specific antibodies in patients who met criteria for suspected LF. KGH has been reestablished as a center for LF treatment and research, with over 500 suspected cases now presenting yearly. Higher case fatality rates (CFRs in LF patients were observed compared to studies conducted prior to the civil conflict. Different criteria for defining LF stages and differences in sensitivity of assays likely account for these differences. The highest incidence of LF in Sierra Leone was observed during the dry season. LF cases were observed in ten of Sierra Leone's thirteen districts, with numerous cases from outside the traditional endemic zone. Deaths in patients presenting with LASV antigenemia were skewed towards individuals less than 29 years of age. Women self-reporting as pregnant were significantly overrepresented among LASV antigenemic patients. The CFR of ribavirin-treated patients presenting early in acute infection was lower than in untreated subjects.Lassa fever remains a major public health threat in Sierra Leone. Outreach activities should expand because LF may be more widespread in Sierra Leone than previously recognized. Enhanced case finding to ensure rapid diagnosis and treatment is imperative to reduce mortality. Even with ribavirin treatment, there was a high rate of fatalities underscoring the need to develop more effective and/or supplemental treatments for

  8. Lassa Fever in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone

    Hartnett, Jessica N.; Levy, Danielle C.; Yenni, Rachael E.; Moses, Lina M.; Fullah, Mohammed; Momoh, Mambo; Fonnie, Mbalu; Fonnie, Richard; Kanneh, Lansana; Koroma, Veronica J.; Kargbo, Kandeh; Ottomassathien, Darin; Muncy, Ivana J.; Jones, Abigail B.; Illick, Megan M.; Kulakosky, Peter C.; Haislip, Allyson M.; Bishop, Christopher M.; Elliot, Deborah H.; Brown, Bethany L.; Zhu, Hu; Hastie, Kathryn M.; Andersen, Kristian G.; Gire, Stephen K.; Tabrizi, Shervin; Tariyal, Ridhi; Stremlau, Mathew; Matschiner, Alex; Sampey, Darryl B.; Spence, Jennifer S.; Cross, Robert W.; Geisbert, Joan B.; Folarin, Onikepe A.; Happi, Christian T.; Pitts, Kelly R.; Geske, F. Jon; Geisbert, Thomas W.; Saphire, Erica Ollmann; Robinson, James E.; Wilson, Russell B.; Sabeti, Pardis C.; Henderson, Lee A.; Khan, S. Humarr; Bausch, Daniel G.; Branco, Luis M.; Garry, Robert F.

    2014-01-01

    Background Lassa fever (LF), an often-fatal hemorrhagic disease caused by Lassa virus (LASV), is a major public health threat in West Africa. When the violent civil conflict in Sierra Leone (1991 to 2002) ended, an international consortium assisted in restoration of the LF program at Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) in an area with the world's highest incidence of the disease. Methodology/Principal Findings Clinical and laboratory records of patients presenting to the KGH Lassa Ward in the post-conflict period were organized electronically. Recombinant antigen-based LF immunoassays were used to assess LASV antigenemia and LASV-specific antibodies in patients who met criteria for suspected LF. KGH has been reestablished as a center for LF treatment and research, with over 500 suspected cases now presenting yearly. Higher case fatality rates (CFRs) in LF patients were observed compared to studies conducted prior to the civil conflict. Different criteria for defining LF stages and differences in sensitivity of assays likely account for these differences. The highest incidence of LF in Sierra Leone was observed during the dry season. LF cases were observed in ten of Sierra Leone's thirteen districts, with numerous cases from outside the traditional endemic zone. Deaths in patients presenting with LASV antigenemia were skewed towards individuals less than 29 years of age. Women self-reporting as pregnant were significantly overrepresented among LASV antigenemic patients. The CFR of ribavirin-treated patients presenting early in acute infection was lower than in untreated subjects. Conclusions/Significance Lassa fever remains a major public health threat in Sierra Leone. Outreach activities should expand because LF may be more widespread in Sierra Leone than previously recognized. Enhanced case finding to ensure rapid diagnosis and treatment is imperative to reduce mortality. Even with ribavirin treatment, there was a high rate of fatalities underscoring the need to

  9. Updated paleomagnetic pole from Cretaceous plutonic rocks of the Sierra Nevada, California: Tectonic displacement of the Sierra Nevada block

    Hillhouse, J.W.; Gromme, S.

    2011-01-01

    We report remanent magnetization measurements from 13 sites in Cretaceous plutonic rocks in the northern Sierra Nevada (38??N-39.5??N). By increasing the number of available paleomagnetic sites, the new data tighten constraints on the displacement history of the Sierra Nevada block and its pre-extensional position relative to interior North America. We collected samples in freshly exposed outcrops along four highway transects. The rocks include diorite, granodiorite, and tonalite with potassium-argon ages (hornblende) ranging from 100 Ma to 83 Ma. By combining our results with previous paleomagnetic determinations from the central and southern Sierra Nevada (excluding sites from the rotated southern tip east of the White Wolf-Kern Canyon fault system), we find a mean paleomagnetic pole of 70.5??N, 188.2??E, A95 = 2.6?? (N = 26, Fisher concentration parameter, K = 118). Thermal demagnetization indicates that the characteristic remanence is generally unblocked in a narrow range within 35 ??C of the Curie temperature of pure magnetite. Small apparent polar wander during the Cretaceous normal-polarity superchron, plus prolonged acquisition of remanence at the site level, may account for the low dispersion of virtual geomagnetic poles and relatively large K value. Tilt estimates based on overlapping sediments, stream gradients, and thermochronology of the Sierra Nevada plutons vary from 0?? to 3?? down to the southwest. Without tilt correction, the mean paleomagnetic pole for the Sierra Nevada is essentially coincident with the North American reference pole during the Cretaceous stillstand (125 Ma to 80 Ma). At 95% confidence, the apparent latitude shift is 1.1?? ?? 3.0?? (positive northward), and the apparent rotation is negligible, 0.0?? ?? 4.7??. Correcting for each degree of tilt, which is limited to 3?? on geologic evidence, increases the rotation anomaly 2.2?? counterclockwise, while the apparent latitude shift remains unchanged. ?? 2011 Geological Society of

  10. Estructuras primarias, secundarias y evolución estructural de las corneanas de La Clemira, sierra de Ambargasta, Santiago del Estero

    R.D. Martino

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Las corneanas de La Clemira se habrían generado por el efecto térmico de los granitoides de Ambargasta sobre rocas sedimentarias, en el Cámbrico medio, conservándose como colgajos kilométricos. Están compuestas por una secuencia alternada de metapelitas y metapsamitas, con el plano de estratificación original todavía reconocible (S0, dispuesto verticalmente con el techo hacia el este. Las corneanas se destacan por preservar estructuras primarias mesoscópicas de origen sedimentario (estratificación cruzada, estructuras de carga y plegamiento convoluto, únicas por sus características dentro de las metamorfitas de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. También se han identificado estructuras secundarias mesoscópicas, principalmente pliegues, debidas a deformación posterior al metamorfismo de contacto. A escala microscópica, se observan microestructuras de disolución por presión en motas de cordierita y orientación de la biotita de la matriz. Estas evidencias estructurales permiten establecer tres etapas evolutivas postmetamórficas: (1 acortamiento en el Cámbrico superior, paralelo a las capas, con generación de pliegues simétricos rectos, pliegues en caja asociados a niveles de despegue y pliegues por propagación de fallas; (2 alargamiento en el límite cambroordovícico, con formación de pliegues monoclinales que gradan a fallas directas; y (3 diaclasado tardío. La deformación postmetamórfica se habría desarrollado en el nivel estructural superior, por encima del frente de esquistosidad, según se deduce de las estructuras encontradas y de las condiciones de emplazamiento de los granitoides de Ambargasta (P < 0,3 GPa. Las estructuras reconocidas, a escala decimétrica, son análogas a las de las fajas corridas y plegadas en las coberteras sedimentarias.

  11. Petrología y análisis geométrico y tectónico de las milonitas de la Sierra de Copacabaña, provincia de Catamarca, República Argentina

    López, J. P.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available A petrographic and structural study of units from Copacabana Range in the Northwestern Pampean Ranges is presented. Two facies of deformed granitoids were recognized. Rocks of both facies are classificated as mylonite schists, mylonite gneisses and protomylonites. First would have formed at temperature of 3500 C and 15 km of deep. Protomylonite would have formed at lower temperatures and deeps. Undeformed granitoids and ortogneis are also descript.Structural data and the analysis of some kinematic indicators suggest that a main shear plane strikes NNW, inclined to the east, with vergence to the west. Geometric analysis, realized in base to petrographic diagrams of c-axis of quartz and mica cleavage suggest an orthorhombic fabric.Se realiza un estudio petrológico estructural de las unidades que componen el extremo septentrional de la Sierra de Copacabana, que se localiza en el ámbito de las Sierras Pampeanas Noroccidentales. Entre éstas se reconocen dos épocas de deformación de los granitoides; de acuerdo a la clasificación de Higgins (1971 corresponden a esquistos miloníticos, gneises miloníticos y protomilonitas. Los primeros se habrían formado a temperaturas superiores a los 3500 C y a profundidades de unos 15 km, bajo un régimen cuasi plástico de deformación, mientras que las condiciones de formación de las protomilonitas corresponden a una zona de transición elástico-friccional a cuasiplástico, a temperaturas y profundidades algo menores.Además se describe también la facies granítica no deformada, que se halla en contacto neto con las anteriores y un ortogneis que representa la roca de caja en la que se instruyeron los granitoides.Los datos estructurales y observaciones de indicadores cinemáticos sugieren un plano de cizalla principal de rumbo NNW e inclinación al este, cuyo movimiento relativo es de carácter inverso, produciendo un cabalgamiento con vergencia al W. El análisis geométrico de diagramas petrof

  12. El continuo trato con infieles: los renegados de la región pampeana centro-oriental durante el último tercio del siglo XVIII

    Daniel Villar

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Se considera el caso de los renegados, un conjunto poco numeroso de criollos, mestizos, negros y mulatos voluntariamente instalados entre los grupos indígenas de la región pampeana centro-oriental. Acogidos con flexibilidad por estos últimos, que los incorporaban a su vida y proyectos, los renegados representaron, en cambio, para la administración colonial la figura del traidor por antonomasia, totalmente volcados a auxiliar a los infieles para lo cual previamente debieron apartarse de dios y abandonar al rey, convirtiéndose en seres irredimibles y peligrosos. Una serie de diacríticos que revelaban su singular condición transcultural contribuyeron a aumentar el grado de exposición al riesgoimplicado por su actividad como espías y baqueanos, y al tiempo que facilitaron su identificación y castigo, les confirieron una visibilidad documental que permite reflexionar sobre el contexto de mixegenación cultural 1 en el que sus presencias cobran sentido.The subject matter is the renegadoes, a small group of criollos, mestizos, black men and mulattoes, voluntarily settled among the indigenous groups of the central-west region of the pampas. Received with flexibility by the latter, who incorporated them into their lives and projects, the renegadoes were seen as absolute traitors by the colonial administration since, after abandoning the Christian god and king, they dedicated themselves to helping the unfaithful becoming irredeemable and dangerous beings. A series of diacritics, that revealed their unique transcultural condition, contributed to increase the risk exposure implied by their activities as spies and scouts (baqueanos, facilitating their identification and punishment and also granting them a documentary visibility that allows us to think about the cultural miscegenation context in which their presence became significant.

  13. Estructuras primarias, secundarias y evolución estructural de las corneanas de La Clemira, sierra de Ambargasta, Santiago del Estero Primary and secondary structures, and structural evolution of La Clemira hornfels from Sierra de Ambargasta, Santiago del Estero

    R.D. Martino

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Las corneanas de La Clemira se habrían generado por el efecto térmico de los granitoides de Ambargasta sobre rocas sedimentarias, en el Cámbrico medio, conservándose como colgajos kilométricos. Están compuestas por una secuencia alternada de metapelitas y metapsamitas, con el plano de estratificación original todavía reconocible (S0, dispuesto verticalmente con el techo hacia el este. Las corneanas se destacan por preservar estructuras primarias mesoscópicas de origen sedimentario (estratificación cruzada, estructuras de carga y plegamiento convoluto, únicas por sus características dentro de las metamorfitas de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales. También se han identificado estructuras secundarias mesoscópicas, principalmente pliegues, debidas a deformación posterior al metamorfismo de contacto. A escala microscópica, se observan microestructuras de disolución por presión en motas de cordierita y orientación de la biotita de la matriz. Estas evidencias estructurales permiten establecer tres etapas evolutivas postmetamórficas: (1 acortamiento en el Cámbrico superior, paralelo a las capas, con generación de pliegues simétricos rectos, pliegues en caja asociados a niveles de despegue y pliegues por propagación de fallas; (2 alargamiento en el límite cambroordovícico, con formación de pliegues monoclinales que gradan a fallas directas; y (3 diaclasado tardío. La deformación postmetamórfica se habría desarrollado en el nivel estructural superior, por encima del frente de esquistosidad, según se deduce de las estructuras encontradas y de las condiciones de emplazamiento de los granitoides de Ambargasta (P The hornfelses of La Clemira were generated by the thermal effect of the Ambargasta granitoids on sedimentary rocks during the Middle Cambrian, and are preserved as kilometre-size roof pendants in the granitoids. A vertical and alternating sequence of metapelites and metapsammites, conserving the original bedding (S0

  14. Home birth and hospital birth trends in Bo, Sierra Leone.

    Jacobsen, Kathryn H; Abdirahman, Hafsa A; Ansumana, Rashid; Bockarie, Alfred S; Bangura, Umaru; Jimmy, David Henry; Malanoski, Anthony P; Sundufu, Abu James; Stenger, David A

    2012-06-01

    As of April 2010, all maternity care at government healthcare facilities in Sierra Leone is provided at no cost to patients. In late 2010, we conducted a community health census of 18 sections of the city of Bo (selected via randomized cluster sampling from 68 total sections). Among the 3421 women with a history of pregnancy who participated in the study, older women most often reported having a history of both home and hospital deliveries, while younger women showed a preference for hospital births. The proportion of lastborn children delivered at a healthcare facility increased from 71.8% of offspring 10-14 years old to 81.1% of those one to nine years old and 87.3% of infants born after April 2010. These findings suggest that the new maternal healthcare initiative has accelerated an existing trend toward a preference for healthcare facility births, at least in some urban parts of Sierra Leone. PMID:22375565

  15. CAPACITY OF RURAL WOMEN IN THE SIERRA NEVADA OF PUEBLA

    Verónica Ramírez-Castel

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The types of skills developed by rural women in the Sierra Nevada of Puebla since their participation in the Development Partnership Link for Sierra Nevada, AC. and the effects it had on personal, family and community levels are analyzed. The research methodology used was quantitative-qualitative: questionnaire, depth interviews and participant observation. The results indicate that they acquired skills from a gender perspective, technical-productive, eco-environmental and organizational-political, in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective dimensions; they managed to transform gender relations, contribute to the food security of their families, health care basics and promote environmental stewardship. The integral development of the capacities of rural women, contributes to their formation as social actors and political life of their communities, actively focusing on local development, integrating social networking and participating in the local economy.

  16. Securitizing Borderless Diseases: The case of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Hansen, Sofie; Jakshøj, Christoffer; Nielsen, Mie

    2016-01-01

    This chapter investigates how the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak was securitised, and in turn how this securitization affected the sovereignty and development of Sierra Leone. Drawing on the Copenhagen School theory on securitization combined with Elbe’s notions of Medicalized Insecurity the chapter examines the process of securitising the Ebola outbreak. Hereafter the concept of Medicalised Nativism is applied to provide insight into the everyday effects of the outbreak on locals and to provid...

  17. Celebrity, Violence, and the Mystic Arts in Postwar Sierra Leone

    Anderson, Samuel Mark

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation tracks the operations of Hassan Jalloh, once a commander in Sierra Leone's devastating civil war, now self-proclaimed "King of West Africa Mystical Power and Culture." Jalloh served in the Civil Defense Forces, a pro-government militia that mobilized the imagery and practices of village hunter traditions in pursuit of local legitimacy and esoteric defense maneuvers including disappearance, metamorphosis, and bullet-proofing. Faced with disarmament and doubtful reintegration ...

  18. Foundering lithosphere imaged beneath the southern Sierra Nevada, California, USA.

    Boyd, Oliver S; Jones, Craig H; Sheehan, Anne F

    2004-07-30

    Seismic tomography reveals garnet-rich crust and mantle lithosphere descending into the upper mantle beneath the southeastern Sierra Nevada. The descending lithosphere consists of two layers: an iron-rich eclogite above a magnesium-rich garnet peridotite. These results place descending eclogite above and east of high P wave speed material previously imaged beneath the southern Great Valley, suggesting a previously unsuspected coherence in the lithospheric removal process. PMID:15286370

  19. Evapotranspiration along an elevation gradient in California's Sierra Nevada

    Goulden, M. L.; R. G. Anderson; R. C. Bales; Kelly, A. E.; Meadows, M.; Winston, G.C.

    2012-01-01

    We combined observations from four eddy covariance towers with remote sensing to better understand the altitudinal patterns of climate, plant phenology, Gross Ecosystem CO2Uptake, and Evapotranspiration (ET) around the Upper Kings River basin in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Precipitation (P) increased with elevation to ∼500 m, and more gradually at higher elevations, while vegetation graded from savanna at 405 m to evergreen oak and pine forest to mid-montane forest to subalpine fore...

  20. Carbon dioxide fluxes across the Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain

    Inclán Cuartas, Rosa; Uribe Vallejos, Carla; Torre, D. de la; Sánchez Ledesma, Dolores María; Clavero Sánchez, M. Angeles; Fernández Díaz, Ana Maria; Morante Sánchez, Ramón; Cardeña Contreras, Ana; Fernández, M.; Rubio Sánchez, Agustín

    2010-01-01

    Understanding the spatial and temporal variation in soil respiration within small geographic areas is essential to accurately assess the carbon budget on a global scale. In this study, we investigated the factors controlling soil respiration in an altitudinal gradient in a southern Mediterranean mixed pine–oak forest ecosystem in the north face of the Sierra de Guadarrama in Spain. Soil respiration was measured in five Pinus sylvestris L. plots over a period of 1 year by means of a clos...

  1. Impact of the civil war in Sierra Leone on deforestation

    Minářová, Barbora

    2012-01-01

    The process of deforestation in Sierra Leone already started before the civil war, but it is generally assumed that the conflict exacerbated it. The present study investigated the impact of the civil war on deforestation, fallow periods and commercial logging, in the region around the Gola Rainforests National Park. Forest covers were affected by the civil war in two ways: directly through farm abandonment (i) and indirectly through defined channels (ii), such as preferences towards natural r...

  2. Lassa fever in post-conflict sierra leone.

    Shaffer, Jeffrey G.; Grant, Donald S; John S Schieffelin; Boisen, Matt L; Augustine Goba; Hartnett, Jessica N.; Levy, Danielle C.; Yenni, Rachael E.; Moses, Lina M; Mohammed Fullah; Mambo Momoh; Mbalu Fonnie; Richard Fonnie; Lansana Kanneh; Koroma, Veronica J.

    2014-01-01

    Background Lassa fever (LF), an often-fatal hemorrhagic disease caused by Lassa virus (LASV), is a major public health threat in West Africa. When the violent civil conflict in Sierra Leone (1991 to 2002) ended, an international consortium assisted in restoration of the LF program at Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) in an area with the world's highest incidence of the disease. Methodology/Principal Findings Clinical and laboratory records of patients presenting to the KGH Lassa Ward in the po...

  3. Lassa Fever in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone

    Shaffer, Jeffrey G.; Grant, Donald S; John S Schieffelin; Boisen, Matt L; Goba, Augustine; Hartnett, Jessica N.; Levy, Danielle C.; Yenni, Rachael E.; Moses, Lina M; Fullah, Mohammed; Momoh, Mambo; Fonnie, Mbalu; Fonnie, Richard; Kanneh, Lansana; Koroma, Veronica J.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Lassa fever (LF), an often-fatal hemorrhagic disease caused by Lassa virus (LASV), is a major public health threat in West Africa. When the violent civil conflict in Sierra Leone (1991 to 2002) ended, an international consortium assisted in restoration of the LF program at Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) in an area with the world's highest incidence of the disease. Methodology/Principal Findings Clinical and laboratory records of patients presenting to the KGH Lassa Ward in the p...

  4. Hydrographic and chemical observations in the Sierra Leone River estuary

    Hydrographic and chemical observations in the Sierra Leone River estuary are reported, a West-African river in the tropics. Because of the typical change between rainy season in the sommer months and dry season in winter time the research work has been adapted to these semi-annual changes. The collected data and results are given and discussed under this aspect of the seasonal fluctuations. (orig.)

  5. Global solar radiation in Sierra Leone (West Africa)

    A correlation equation of the Angstrom type has been developed to predict the monthly average daily global solar irradiation incident on a horizontal surface in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Measurements of the global insolation have been compared with those predicted using the equation. A good agreement (greater than 95% in most cases) was observed between the measured values and the predicted ones. (author). 15 refs, 2 tabs

  6. Sierra Leone Police Reform: the role of the UK government

    Bruce Baker

    2010-01-01

    Sierra Leone's civil war left development urgently needing security and security urgently needing reform. The initial UK response was un-coordinated until the Poverty Reduction Strategy 2004 which highlighted the importance of security. The SSR review, in response, made the security-development link explicit and all state security providers together with the judiciary, oversight mechanisms and relevant NGOs were brought together under the Justice Sector Development Programme. This review of p...

  7. Polymictic pool behavior in a montane meadow, Sierra Nevada, CA

    Lucas, Ryan Geoffrey

    2013-01-01

    We observed polymictic behavior in stream pools in a low gradient montane meadow in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Thermal stratification in stream pools has been observed in various environments; stratification generally persists where the buoyancy forces created by a variation in water density, as a function of water temperature, are able to overcome turbulent forces resulting from stream flow. Because the density gradient creates a relatively weak buoyancy force, low f...

  8. Sierra Leone: Krio and the Quest for National Integration

    Oyètádé, B. Akíntúndé; Fashole-Luke, Victor

    2008-01-01

    The Republic of Sierra Leone is a smaller country in size, population and the number of its languages than many other countries on the West African coast such as Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. A particularly interesting phenomenon is however present in the configuration of the languages present and used in the country, and how language links up the general population. Though there are two proportionately large indigenous languages spoken in the country, Temne and Mende, it is found that th...

  9. Promoting Mobile Financial Transactions : A Case Study Zain Sierra Leone

    Atuyota-Ejughemre, Kesiena

    2009-01-01

    Title – Promoting Mobile Financial Transactions: A Case study of Zain Sierra Leone Author – Kesiena Atuyota-Ejughemre Supervisor - Anders Hederstierna Department: School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology Course: Master’s thesis in business administration, 15 credits (ECTS). Background and Problem Discussion: There are challenges associated with overly cash based societies. The use of mobile financial systems could address some of these challenges. Understanding the factors that ...

  10. Environmental values and risk: A review of Sierra Club policies

    Craig, P.P. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Graduate Group in Ecology

    1999-12-01

    Sierra Club values are driven by an overriding environmental ethic. Sierra Club environmental values may be characterized by the concept of 'usufruct' a term favored by United States Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. Usufruct conveys the idea that the environment is ours to use, but not to destroy. Each generation has the obligation to pass on to future generations a world at least as environmentally rich as the one it inherited. It is appropriate to accept risk today in order to preserve the environment for generations yet to come. As viewed through the lens of its formal policies, the Sierra Club is an organization that embraces technology, but insists that technology be evaluated comprehensively, taking full account of both environmental and social externalities. The Club is 'risk averse' with respect to early introduction of technologies seen as likely to have significant negative environmental or social impact. The Club places heavy emphasis on process, which must involve the public meaningfully.

  11. Reducing CO2 emissions in Sierra Leone and Ghana

    With soring population growth rates and minimal economic growth, the nations of Africa are afflicted with innumerable problems. Why then should Africa's developing countries worry about CO2 emissions? First, because agricultural activities form the backbone of most African economies; thus, these nations may be particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Second, acting to reduce carbon emissions will bring about more efficient energy use. All of Africa could benefit from the improved use of energy. Finally, the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere is a global problem with individual solutions; in order to reduce international emissions, all countries, including those in Africa, must contribute. Typical of many African countries, Ghana and Sierra Leone have among the lowest levels of energy demand per capita across the globe. primary energy demand per capita in these two West African nations equals about one quarter of the world's average and about one twentieth of the US average. This work summarizes the results of two long-term energy use and carbon emissions scenarios for Sierra Leone and Ghana. In the high emissions (HE) scenario for 2025, policy changes focused on galvanizing economic growth lead to significant increases in energy use and carbon emissions in Ghana and Sierra Leone between 1985 and 2025. In the low emissions (LE) scenario, the implementation of policies aimed specifically at curtailing CO2 emissions significantly limits the increase in carbon in both nations by 2025

  12. Tafonomía sobre asociaciones de vertebrados registradas en trampas fluviales de la Región Pampeana (Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Pomi, L. H.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available We describe a new taphonomic mode from a fluvial system developed in channel terraces located at the Pampean Region (Quequén Grande River, Buenos Aires, Argentina associated with natural vertical cavities («marmits». We analyzed a recent (mainly aquatic vertebrate assemblage accumulated in these cavities, which operate as bone traps. Our observations suggest that these traps have accumulated isolated specimens and live or dead complete individuals during high hydric regime (torrential rains. Skeletal part representation indicates that exists a bone selection. We compare the element differential survey with different variables (structural bone density, original representation in a skeleton, size, form and volume, concluding that selection was associated with floating capabilities of missing bones (e.g. vertebrae.Se da a conocer un nuevo modo tafonómico reconocido en un sistema fluvial ubicado en la Región Pampeana (provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Éste se encuentra asociado a cavidades verticales (marmitas desarrolladas en terrazas del canal principal del río Quequén Grande. Se estudió una asociación de vertebrados actuales (en su mayoría de hábitos acuáticos acumulados en estas cavidades, las cuales actuaron como trampas para los especímenes. El estudio de la muestra y observaciones realizadas in situ, sugieren que dicha trampa acumuló individuos completos (vivos o muertos y especímenes aislados durante eventos de alto régimen hídrico (lluvias torrenciales. La representación de partes anatómicas indica una selección de elementos. Se comparó la supervivencia diferencial de cada elemento con diferentes variables (densidad ósea estructural, representación original en el esqueleto, tamaño, forma y volumen, concluyendo que la selección observada se produjo por la capacidad de flotación de los elementos ausentes (p. ej., vértebras.

  13. Assessment of Anemia Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors among Pregnant Women in Sierra Leone

    M'Cormack, Fredanna A. D.; Drolet, Judy C.

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Iron deficiency anemia prevalence of pregnant Sierra Leone women currently is reported to be 59.7%. Anemia is considered to be a direct cause of 3-7% of maternal deaths and an indirect cause of 20-40% of maternal deaths. This study explores knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of urban pregnant Sierra Leone women regarding anemia.…

  14. Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa: The Leonenet Street Children Project in Sierra Leone

    Hinton, Samuel

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to provide snapshots of observations, interventions, and processes in the day to day working of a child charity in Sierra Leone. There were 114 local and 49 overseas funded Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Sierra Leone in 2002. The Leonenet Street Children Project was founded in 1996 by the membership of the…

  15. Curriculum Diversification Re-examined--A Case Study of Sierra Leone.

    Wright, Cream A. H.

    This paper deals with a case study of secondary curriculum diversification as a vocationalization strategy in Sierra Leone. It explores diversification issues from four crucial standpoints that are distinct but highly interrelated. First, diversification is dealt with as a policy that was adopted and actively pursued by Sierra Leone for over a…

  16. Sierra Leone - Mining Sector Reform : A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment

    World Bank, (WB)

    2008-01-01

    The Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) of the mining sector in Sierra Leone was undertaken in response to the Government of Sierra Leone's (GOSL) request for assistance in developing its minerals policy. The SESA will help meet long-term country development by integrating environmental and social considerations in mining sector reforms. The crucial aspect of the SESA proc...

  17. La estructura del Grupo Sierras Bayas en el sector norte de las sierras homónimas, noroeste de las Sierras Septentrionales de Buenos Aires The structure of Sierras Bayas Group in the north area of the homonymous hills, northwest of Sierras Septentrionales of Buenos Aires, Argentine

    A.C. Massabie

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available El Grupo Sierras Bayas, de edad precámbrica tardía, se halla integrado por las formaciones sedimentarias Villa Mónica, Cerro Largo y Loma Negra, y forman parte de la porción noroccidental de las Sierras Septentrionales de Buenos Aires. Los afloramientos principales, relativamente aislados en serranías bajas, se ubican en los alrededores de Olavarría, particularmente en las Sierras Bayas, y con menor extensión en cercanías a la localidad de Barker. La morfoestructura de conjunto de estas sedimentitas en el sector norte de las Sierras Bayas corresponde a una cubeta asimétrica levemente basculada hacia el sudsudoeste. En el Grupo Sierras Bayas, se han identificado y relevado sistemáticamente dos sistemas de plegamiento suave F1 (NE y F2 (NO que se interfieren y generan diseños de tipo 1 en domos y cubetas. Los plegamientos reconocidos, F1 y F2, de planos axiales subverticales y ejes B subhorizontales se interfieren con ángulos que varían entre 70º y 90º. Desarrollan tres órdenes de plegamiento que controlan en las escalas adoptadas para el mapeo, la posición de los afloramientos y exposiciones artificiales de las formaciones integrantes del Grupo Sierras Bayas. El fallamiento local relevado ejerce un control muy limitado sobre la disposición de las sedimentitas precámbricas plegadas, y las observaciones de campo avalan su actividad inicial con posterioridad al episodio tectónico que desarrolló los sistemas de plegamiento del Grupo Sierras Bayas. La deformación dúctil de la cubierta sedimentaria, como ha sido observado localmente, se considera que ha estado asociada con una reactivación tectónica del basamento, Complejo Buenos Aires, favorecida por las anisotropías penetrativas principales preexistentes en el macizo rocoso de granititas milonitizadas. La similitud en el diseño de los plegamientos F1 y F2, la morfoestructura general en cubeta y la falta de una secuencia definida en las relaciones de interferencia permitir

  18. Modeling Patterns of Precipitation Phase in the Central Sierra Nevada

    Strikas, O.; Pavelsky, T.

    2013-12-01

    Snowpack provides 75% of summer hydrologic flow in the western United States. This summer flow is vitally important in California, the country's leading producer of agriculture, with $43.5 billion dollars in cash receipts in 2011. Snowpack in the California Sierra Nevada has declined by approximately half from 1900 to 1990. In this study, we use the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) regional climate model at a 3km resolution to understand the critical temperature window at which both snow and rain fall for the Central Sierra Nevada during the 2002 water year. Results suggest that temperature and snow fraction [snowfall / (snowfall + rainfall)] share a logistic relationship with the snow fraction being 1 until approximately 272 K, then the snow fraction decreases by approximately 22%/K leveling at 0 snow fraction at 276.5 K. We further examine the spatial patterns of temperatures, precipitation amounts, and precipitation types in the Sierra Nevada to determine the areas of greatest potential snow to rain transition under a future warmer climate. Preliminary results suggest that the high risk areas are at the low to mid elevations. This research provides evidence that even a minor increase in temperature (+0.5 K) will yield changes in spring and summer hydrographs for the region. The spatial variability of IPCC temperature regime change for 2050 and 2100 will be downscaled for a higher resolution prediction of precipitation. It is currently under investigation how the proposed IPCC (A1 and B2) predictions of climate change for the region by 2050 (+2.7 K; +1.6 K ) and 2100 (+4.4 K; +2.7 K) will alter the corresponding annual river hydrographs. Given the complex topography of the Sierra Nevada, several spatial interpolations using GIS and statistical algorithms will be executed to render this high resolution (3km) output. Other future work with collaborators intends to model the agricultural risk associated with our predicted changes. This plot demonstrates the

  19. Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: a view from the frontline.

    Owens, Stephen; Leyland, Thomas

    2016-03-01

    The largest and most complex Ebola epidemic in history is believed to have started with the infection of a 2-year-old boy in South-eastern Guinea in late 2013. Within a year, thousands of children and their families had contracted the virus, many had died and many more were orphaned. We reflect on our experiences of volunteering at the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone between January and February 2015, where we were deployed to care for just a few of these children as part of the Save The Children team. PMID:26507816

  20. The Eocene to Oligocene Landscape of the Northern Sierra Nevada

    Cassel, E. J.; Graham, S. A.

    2007-12-01

    To gain a better understanding of the Cenozoic tectonic and landscape evolution of the northern Sierra Nevada, well-preserved Eocene to Oligocene sedimentary and volcanic units form the focus of a detailed stratigraphic study which incorporates geochemical and stable isotopic analyses. Widespread silicic ash-flow tuffs (31-28 Ma) crop out across the northern Sierra from near paleo-sea level at the eastern edge of the Great Valley across the modern crest of the range into Nevada. On the western flank of the northern Sierra, they cap Eocene prevolcanic fluvial sediments of the ancestral Yuba and Feather Rivers. The Eocene fluvial system was dominantly controlled by bedrock structure, consisting of two types of coeval valley morphologies: steep, narrow high-energy valley segments and broader, lower-gradient braided stream valley segments. The braided fluvial sequence contains four upward-fining cycles: coarse lower intervals consist of gravel-sand dunes and lateral accretion elements deposited within higher energy channels; upper fine intervals consist of 1-5 m thick lignite-bearing clay and silt marsh deposits. Full-valley width exposures of clay eliminate the possibility of autocyclic controls, indicating that the multiple upward-fining cycles reflect base-level change. Two distinctive overlying ash-flow tuffs were identified and correlated by trace and rare earth element composition of volcanic glass and lithologic criteria. Hydrated glass was used as a proxy for hydrogen isotopic composition of precipitation to determine the paleoelevation gradient in the Oligocene. The δD of ancient meteoric waters, which scales at a predictable rate with change in elevation, decreases steadily across a range-perpendicular transect, from -125‰ ± 1‰ in the west to -160‰ ± 4‰ in the east. This 35‰ decrease in the δD of precipitation is similar to the compositional gradient of the range today, and reflects an increase in ancient mean elevation along the transect. These

  1. Three-dimensional Q for Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos

    Young, B. E.; Lees, J. M.; Ebinger, C. J.

    2012-12-01

    Galapagos Islands volcanoes are some of the most rapidly deforming volcanoes on Earth, yet the magma storage chambers and migration pathways are poorly imaged. Three-dimensional tomographic inversion for seismic attenuation, 1/Q, is used to image variations in subsurface structure and heterogeneity associated with magma storage and volcanic construction at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos Islands. P-wave power spectra were used to estimate t* (attenuation weighted, integrated slowness) in the frequency domain for local earthquakes recorded on the 15 station, broadband SIGNET array. The SIGNET network was deployed around Sierra Negra caldera and the southern part of Isabela Island between August 2009 and January 2011. A subset of 451 earthquakes was selected for attenuation analysis based on event location within the array and station coverage. The modelled spectra were used to calculate path attenuation and earthquake source parameters. The earthquake source parameters corresponding to amplitude at zero frequency (Ω0) and corner frequency (fc) relate to earthquake size and are therefore set constant across stations. Accordingly, we derive a single Ω0 and fc for each event and fix them while allowing only t* to vary. Values of t* range between 8.89 x 10-15 and 0.0525. Preliminary results show an increase in attenuation beneath the caldera starting at 1 km depth. The zone of high attenuation is more pronounced at 2 km depth and extends laterally to the east and southeast beyond the extent of the 10 km-wide caldera. Gravity anomaly and InSAR data has been used previously to model the magma chamber at Sierra Negra. Deformation modelling requires a flat-topped sill at 2 km depth (Geist et. al., 2007; Jonsson, S., 2009; Yun et. al., 2006). Our shallow, high attenuation zone matches these results, but also indicates that the attenuating bodies extend beyond the limits of the caldera beneath the SE flank of Sierra Negra. Elongate zones of higher attenuation correlate with

  2. Estudio comparativo de indicadores de adecuación fisiológica y salud bucal en muestras de restos humanos del sudeste de la Región Pampeana

    L'Hereux, Gabriela Lorena

    2000-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es abordar, desde una perspectiva bioarqueológica, el estudio del desgaste dental, de las adecuaciones fisiológicas de la cavidad oral y de los procesos patológicos bucales en poblaciones aborígenes del Holoceno temprano (ca. 8.000 a 6.000 años AP), Holoceno tardío inicial (ca. 3.000 a 2.000 años AP) y Holoceno tardío final (ca. 1.000 a 400 años AP) del Sudeste de la Región Pampeana. Como resultado del análisis, en todas las muestras se observaron altos grados de ...

  3. Registro de Nephridiophaga sp. (Protista: Nephridiophagidae) en Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) del Sur de la región Pampeana Record of Nephridiophaga sp. (Protista: Nephridiophagidae) in Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of the southern Pampas

    Santiago Plischuk; Carlos E. Lange

    2011-01-01

    Durante estudios prospectivos tendientes a la detección de protistas asociados a ápidos en la región Pampeana, se observó la presencia de esporos ovales bicóncavos y grupos de esporos (cúmulos) en los túbulos de Malpighi de abejas de Dufaur, partido de Saavedra, sudoeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Los esporos maduros midieron 4,8 ± 0,05 x 2,4 ± 0,03 μm y la carga (intensidad) promedió 5,71 ± 1,49 x 10(6) esporos/abeja. Las detecciones se efectuaron entre julio y octubre de 2006 y l...

  4. PROBLEMS IN THE ADMISSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE LOWER SIERRA DE SONORA, CASE: UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA

    Rubén Ángel Vásquez-Navarro

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to clarify the issues and find solutions to align somewhat academic models of institutions of higher average level and above found in the central highlands of the state of Sonora, as are the University of Sierra, and the CBTA 53 and confront the culture of the people of the importance of young people studying a degree in that region.The above educational institutions are located in the geographical catchment area and education, in fact, in the same population, in the northeastern state of Sonora. The mountains of Sonora had always intended to have a school of higher education. To justify the town of Montezuma as a geographically strategic point, and thanks to the efforts made by the governor in turn was as the University of Sierra opens its doors to students on the mountain in August 2002.For the analysis of the functioning of an educational institution in the rural sector, should take into account a wide range of factors, however, this work will be key to analyze the dislocation and inconsistency of educational models from an institution of higher average level in relationship to another level, which serve as a unique educational opportunities for the people of Sonora and surrounding Montezuma. In addition, the cultural aspect, which reflects a regional behavior of the inhabitants of the region. La Sierra University is located in the mountainous region of the state of Sonora, in the town of Montezuma, with a catchment area of more than 30 municipalities in this area, which lacked a college until recently time.

  5. Water quality associated public health risk in Bo, Sierra Leone.

    Jimmy, David H; Sundufu, Abu J; Malanoski, Anthony P; Jacobsen, Kathryn H; Ansumana, Rashid; Leski, Tomasz A; Bangura, Umaru; Bockarie, Alfred S; Tejan, Edries; Lin, Baochuan; Stenger, David A

    2013-01-01

    Human health depends on reliable access to safe drinking water, but in many developing countries only a limited number of wells and boreholes are available. Many of these water resources are contaminated with biological or chemical pollutants. The goal of this study was to examine water access and quality in urban Bo, Sierra Leone. A health census and community mapping project in one neighborhood in Bo identified the 36 water sources used by the community. A water sample was taken from each water source and tested for a variety of microbiological and physicochemical substances. Only 38.9% of the water sources met World Health Organization (WHO) microbial safety requirements based on fecal coliform levels. Physiochemical analysis indicated that the majority (91.7%) of the water sources met the requirements set by the WHO. In combination, 25% of these water resources met safe drinking water criteria. No variables associated with wells were statistically significant predictors of contamination. This study indicated that fecal contamination is the greatest health risk associated with drinking water. There is a need to raise hygiene awareness and implement inexpensive methods to reduce fecal contamination and improve drinking water safety in Bo, Sierra Leone. PMID:22350346

  6. Sierra Nevada Rock Glaciers: Biodiversity Refugia in a Warming World?

    Millar, C. I.; Westfall, R. D.

    2007-12-01

    Rock glaciers and related periglacial rock-ice features (RIFs) are common landforms in high, dry mountain ranges, and widely distributed throughout canyons of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA (Millar & Westfall, in press). Due to insulating rock carapaces, active rock glaciers (ice-cored) have been documented to maintain ice longer, and thus contribute to more enduring hydrologic output, under past warming climates than typical ice glaciers. This function has been suggested for the coming century. We propose a broader hydrologic and ecologic role for RIFs as temperatures rise in the future. For the Sierra Nevada, we suggest that canyons with either active or relict RIFs (Holocene and Pleistocene) maintain water longer and distribute water more broadly than canyons that were scoured by ice glaciers and are defined by primary river and lake systems. RIFs provide persistent, distributed water for extensive wetland habitat, rare in these otherwise barren, high, and dry locations. We mapped and assessed the area of wetlands surrounding active and relict RIFs from the central eastern Sierra Nevada; from these we delineated wetland vegetation community types and recorded plant species found in RIF-supported wetlands. Mid-elevation RIFs, likely inactive or with transient ice, develop soil patches on their rock matrix. At the Barney Rock Glacier (Duck Pass, Mammoth Crest), we inventoried plant species on all soil patches, and measured cover for each species per patch and total plant cover for the rock glacier. RIF landforms also appear to support high-elevation mammals. We show that American beaver (Castor canadensis) is associated with canyons dominated by active or relict RIFs and propose that the articulating, persistent, and distributed nature of streams makes dam-building easier than other canyons. Beavers further contribute to maintaining water and creating wetland habitat in upper watersheds by engineering ponds and marshes, and contributing to riparian extent. We

  7. El registro de la pequena edad de hielo en lagunas pampeanas The record of the Little Ice Age in the Pampean lakes

    Cecilia Laprida

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Se conoce como Pequeña Edad de Hielo (LIA al episodio acontecido entre el siglo 16 y mediados del siglo 19, durante el cual el clima en Europa se tornó frío y ocasionalmente tormentoso. En ciertas partes de Europa, las observaciones instrumentales lo abarcan parcialmente, pero para Sudamérica no se dispone de registros instrumentales contemporáneos a dicho evento. Con el objetivo de obtener nuevas evidencias para el período comprendido por la Pequeña Edad de Hielo en la llanura pampeana, se analizaron testigos cortos de la laguna de Chascomús y de la laguna del Monte los que, de acuerdo a dataciones AMS, abarcan los últimos 500 años. Ambos testigos constan de tres secuencias granodecrecientes. El análisis del registro de la laguna de Chascomús ha permitido reconocer un período benigno desde fines del siglo 15 hasta alrededor del 1700, cuando se evidencia una retracción de la laguna que inaugura un período seco. Este episodio habría continuado por casi 150 años y se revierte alrededor de 1850, momento a partir del cual los eventos de excesos hídricos comenzaron a dominar el escenario pampeano. La base del testigo de la laguna de Monte fue datada en 1441-1494 AD. Si bien el modelo de edades para este testigo aún no ha podido ser bien establecido, los eventos de Chascomús y Monte podrían ser correlacionables y expresar tendencias seculares regionales de la humedad.The Little Ice Age (LIA is a climate episode between the 16th and middle 19th centuries, characterized in Europe by colder temperatures and occasionally stormy weather. In certain areas of Europe, long instrumental observations record the Little Ice Age partially; however, in the pampean region meteorological data only started about one hundred years ago. The objective of this contribution is to provide new evidences about the Little Ice Age in the Pampean plain based on lake cores. Short cores of Chascomús and Monte lakes were analyzed and, according to AMS data

  8. Geocronología, paleoambientes y paleosuelos holocenos en la región pampeana Holocene geochronology, paleoenvironments and paleosoils in the Pampean region

    E. Fucks

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Las condiciones paleoambientales de la región pampeana durante el Holoceno, generaron diferentes superficies de estabilización del paisaje, permitiendo la formación de suelos tanto en ambientes de la llanura marina costera como en ambientes continentales. El análisis de diferentes perfiles geológicos en cuatro localidades y sus áreas de influencia en el NE y E de la provincia de Buenos Aires, permitieron identificar eventos pedogenéticos ubicados entre circa 4.500 años AP - 3.500 años 14C AP y circa 1.700 años 14C AP, en ambientes de la llanura marina costera y eventos pedogenéticos en planicies de inundación, ubicados cronológicamente con posterioridad a los circa 8.500- 8.000 años 14C AP, finalizando 2.000 años 14C AP. La cronología radiocarbónica permitió también: 1 ubicar cronológicamente el tope de la depositación del Miembro Guerrero de la Formación Luján dentro del Holoceno temprano (circa 8.500 años 14C AP; 2 ubicar el lapso máximo de depositación del sedimento denominado aluvio actual, desde el Holoceno tardío (circa 2.500 años 14C AP hasta los depósitos actuales donde se desarrolla un suelo muy incipiente; 3 datar eventos pedogenéticos dentro del aluvio actual en circa 1.700 años 14C AP; 4 estimar el retiro del máximo transgresivo del Holoceno y el comienzo de condiciones fluviales (circa 4.500 - 4.200 años 14C AP.The palaeoenvironmental conditions in the Pampean region during the Holocene, generated different surfaces of landscape stabilization, making possible the formation of soils in coastal marine plains and continental environments. The analyses of different geological profiles in four localities and areas of influence (NE and E of Buenos Aires province, permitted to identify pedogenetic events: 1 in coastal marine plain environments, located among circa 4500 - 3500 14C years BP and circa 1700 14C years BP; 2 in flood plains, located chronologically later to circa 8500 - 8000 14C years BP

  9. Summary of the geology of the northern part of the Sierra Cuchillo, Socorroand Sierra Counties, southwestern New Mexico

    Maldonado, Florian

    2012-01-01

    The northern part of the Sierra Cuchillo is located within the northeastern part of the Mogollon-Datil volcanic field west of the Rio Grande rift in the Basin and Range Province, approximately 50 km northwest of Truth or Consequences in south-central New Mexico. The Sierra Cuchillo is a north-south, elongated horst block composed of Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks, sparse outcrops of Lower Permian and Upper Cretaceous rocks, and sediments of the Tertiary-Quaternary Santa Fe Group. The horst is composed mainly of a basal volcanic rock sequence of andesite-latite lava flows and mud-flow breccias with a 40Ar/39Ar isotopic age of about 38 Ma. The sequence is locally intruded by numerous dikes and plugs that range in composition from basaltic andesite through rhyolite and granite. The andesite-latite sequence is overlain by ash-flow tuffs and a complex of rhyolitic lava flows and domes. Some of these units are locally derived and some are outflow sheets derived from calderas in the San Mateo Mountains, northeast of the study area. These locally derived units and outflow sheets range in age from 28 to 24 Ma.

  10. Morfometría dental aplicada al análisis de los procesos de diferenciación poblacional en el sudeste de la Región Pampeana y norte de Patagonia durante el Holoceno Tardío

    Bernal, Valeria

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar la variabilidad en la morfometría dental en muestras de restos óseos humanos del SE de la Región Pampeana asignables a distintos momentos del Holoceno tardío y comparar, desde un punto de vista espacial, el grado de similitud morfológica con muestras procedentes del NE de Patagonia (valles de Río Negro y Chubut, San Blas, Isla Gama. Se relevaron los diámetros mesiodistal y bucolingual medidos a nivel del margen cervical en la totalidad de las piezas dentales permanentes correspondientes a 130 individuos de ambos sexos. Las medidas obtenidas fueron empleadas en análisis estadísticos multivariados con el fin de evaluar el grado similitud morfológica entre las muestras. Los resultados obtenidos indican que: 1- hay diferencias entre las muestras procedentes del SE de la Región Pampeana correspondientes al Holoceno tardío inicial y final, caracterizándose estas últimas por un mayor tamaño dental; 2- la muestra del SE de la Región Pampeana correspondiente al Holoceno tardío final presenta mayor similitud morfológica con la muestra más tardía del valle de Río Negro; 3- existen variaciones cronológicas en el tamaño dental entre las muestras procedentes del NE de Patagonia.

  11. DNA sequences of troglobitic nicoletiid insects support Sierra de El Abra and the Sierra de Guatemala as a single biogeographical area: Implications for Astyanax

    Luis Espinasa

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The blind Mexican tetra fish, Astyanax mexicanus, has become the most influential model for research of cave adapted organisms. Many authors assume that the Sierra de Guatemala populations and the Sierra de El Abra populations are derived from two independent colonizations. This assumption arises in part from biogeography. The 100 m high, 100 m wide Servilleta Canyon of the Boquillas River separates both mountain ranges and is an apparent barrier for troglobite dispersion. Anelpistina quinterensis (Nicoletiidae, Zygentoma, Insecta is one of the most troglomorphic nicoletiid silverfish insects ever described. 16S rRNA sequences support that this species migrated underground to reach both mountain ranges within less than 12,000 years. Furthermore, literature shows a plethora of aquatic and terrestrial cave restricted species that inhabit both mountain ranges. Thus, the Servilleta canyon has not been an effective biological barrier that prevented underground migration of troglobites between the Sierra de Guatemala and the Sierra de El Abra. The Boquillas River has changed its course throughout time. Caves that in the past connected the two Sierras were only recently geologically truncated by the erosion of the new river course. It is likely that, with the geological changes of the area and throughout the 2-8 million years of evolutionary history of cave Astyanax, there have been opportunities to migrate across the Servilleta canyon.

  12. Critical Habitat for the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These data identify the areas designated as critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep. Critical habitat for the species occurs in twelve units: Mount...

  13. 76 FR 44535 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management...

    2011-07-26

    ... Management District, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and South Coast Air Quality... proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD), Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), and South Coast Air Quality Management District......

  14. 76 FR 44493 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management...

    2011-07-26

    ... Management District, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and South Coast Air Quality... taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD), Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), and South Coast Air...

  15. Indigenousness without ethnicity in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca

    ROSA GUADALUPE MENDOZA ZUANY

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the relationship between ethnic, indigenous and community-based identities in the communities of Ixtlan and Guelatao in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, Mexico. Local identities and sense of belonging to the communities prevail over ethnic identification amongst the inhabitants of these communities. The strengthening of local (community-based identity has been achieved through an internal social organisation and categorisation of the inhabitants based on their origin as a mechanism of integration, particularly in diverse communities with large numbers of outsiders. Parallel to this, new ways of defining indigenousness, without ethnic claims, are emerging through making reference to the practice of comunaliddadand attachment to localities/communities.

  16. Element Verification and Comparison in Sierra/Solid Mechanics Problems

    Ohashi, Yuki; Roth, William

    2016-05-01

    The goal of this project was to study the effects of element selection on the Sierra/SM solutions to five common solid mechanics problems. A total of nine element formulations were used for each problem. The models were run multiple times with varying spatial and temporal discretization in order to ensure convergence. The first four problems have been compared to analytical solutions, and all numerical results were found to be sufficiently accurate. The penetration problem was found to have a high mesh dependence in terms of element type, mesh discretization, and meshing scheme. Also, the time to solution is shown for each problem in order to facilitate element selection when computer resources are limited.

  17. Geologic studies in the Sierra de Pena Blanca, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Reyes-Cortes, Ignacio Alfonso

    The Sierra del Cuervo has been endowed with uranium mineralization, which has attracted many geological studies, and recently the author was part of a team with the goal of selecting a site of a radioactive waste repository. The first part of the work adds to the regional framework of stratigraphy and tectonics of the area. It includes the idea of a pull apart basin development, which justifies the local great thickness of the Cuervo Formation. It includes the regional structural frame work and the composite stratigraphic column of the Chihuahua Trough and the equivalent Cretaceous Mexican Sea. The general geologic features of the NE part of the Sierra del Cuervo are described, which include the folded ignimbrites and limestones in that area; the irregular large thicknesses of the Cuervo Formation; and the western vergence of the main folding within the area. Sanidine phenocrystals gave ages of 54.2 Ma and 51.8 Ma ± 2.3 Ma. This is the first time these dates have been reported in print. This age indicates a time before the folded structures which outcrop in the area, and 44 Ma is a date after the Cuervo Formation was folded. The Hidalgoan orogeny cycle affected the rocks between this lapse of time. Since then the area has been partially affected by three tensional overlapped stages, which resulted in the actual Basin and Range physiography. The jarosite related to the tectonic activity mineralization has been dated by the Ar-Ar method and yields an age of 9.8 Ma. This is the first report of a date of mineralization timing at Pena Blanca Uranium District in the Sierra del Cuervo. These are some of the frame work features that justify the allocation of a radioactive waste repository in the Sierra del Cuervo. An alluvial fan system within the Boquilla Colorada microbasin was selected as the best target for more detailed site assessment. The study also included the measurement of the alluvium thicknesses by geoelectric soundings; studies of petrography and weathered

  18. Ebola response in Sierra Leone: The impact on children.

    Fitzgerald, Felicity; Awonuga, Waheed; Shah, Tejshri; Youkee, Daniel

    2016-07-01

    The West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is the largest ever seen, with over 28,000 cases and 11,300 deaths since early 2014. The magnitude of the outbreak has tested fragile governmental health systems and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to their limit. Here we discuss the outbreak in the Western Area of Sierra Leone, the shape of the local response and the impact the response had on caring for children suspected of having contracted EVD. Challenges encountered in providing clinical care to children whilst working in the "Red Zone" where risk of EVD is considered to be highest, wearing full personal protective equipment are detailed. Suggestions and recommendations both for further research and for operational improvement in the future are made, with particular reference as to how a response could be more child-focused. PMID:27177732

  19. Uranium mining in Sierra Pintada: knowledge, epistemic communities and development

    This paper analyses the conflict triggered by the National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA) proposing to re-open the Mining Complex of Sierra Pintada, in San Rafael, Province of Mendoza. Since 2004 when the Commission submitted the first report to the Ministry of Public Works and Environment of Mendoza to obtain the necessary permission to restart the works in the mine, several protests have taken place and many legal measures were taken in order to stop any resuming attempts. This study argues that, although CNEA has been an epistemic community capable of applying their policy proposals in the nuclear field, their technical knowledge is currently not sufficient to design a policy, and moreover, to hold that they are working for local and sustainable development. Only 'puzzling' 'with actors' paradigms and knowledge is possible to fit together their demands and achieve a public policy, or solution, for this problem. (author)

  20. Physiochemical characterization of insoluble residues in California Sierra Nevada snow

    Creamean, Jessie; Axson, Jessica; Bondy, Amy; Craig, Rebecca; May, Nathaniel; Shen, Hongru; Weber, Michael; Warner, Katy; Pratt, Kerri; Ault, Andrew

    2015-04-01

    The effects atmospheric aerosols have on cloud particle formation are dependent on both the aerosol physical and chemical characteristics. For instance, larger, irregular-shaped mineral dusts efficiently form cloud ice crystals, enhancing precipitation, whereas small, spherical pollution aerosols have the potential to form small cloud droplets that delay the autoconversion of cloudwater to precipitation. Thus, it is important to understand the physiochemical properties and sources of aerosols that influence cloud and precipitation formation. We present an in-depth analysis of the size, chemistry, and sources of soluble and insoluble residues found in snow collected at three locations in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains during the 2012/2013 winter season. For all sites, February snow samples contained high concentrations of regional pollutants such as ammonium nitrate and biomass burning species, while March snow samples were influenced by mineral dust. The snow at the lower elevation sites in closer proximity to the Central Valley of California were heavily influenced by agricultural and industrial emissions, whereas the highest elevation site was exposed to a mixture of Central Valley pollutants in addition to long-range transported dust from Asia and Africa. Further, air masses likely containing transported dust typically traveled over cloud top heights at the low elevation sites, but were incorporated into the cold (-28°C, on average) cloud tops more often at the highest elevation site, particularly in March, which we hypothesize led to enhanced ice crystal formation and thus the observation of dust in the snow collected at the ground. Overall, understanding the spatial and temporal dependence of aerosol sources is important for remote mountainous regions such as the Sierra Nevada where snowpack provides a steady, vital supply of water.

  1. Cretaceous stratigraphy of sierra de Beauvoir, Fuegian Andes, Argentina

    Daniel R. Martinioni

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The Cretaceous stratigraphy north of Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego, was poorly known until the last decade of the twentieth century. Stratigraphic, sedimentologic, and paleontological observations in sierra de Beauvoir and surroundings enabled the recognition of two main packages of dominant marine mudstone. 1 A more than 450 m thick package of slate, shale and mudstone, constituted by the revised Lower Cretaceous Beauvoir Formation. A type locality in the core of sierra de Beauvoir, with diagnostic Aptian-Albian fossils including inoceramids of the Inoceramus neocomiensis group and Aucellina sp., is proposed for this unit. 2 A more than 1,500 m thick, mudstone-dominated, but sandier upward, package consisting of at least three Upper Cretaceous units. Arroyo Castorera Formation (nom. nov. bears Turonian inoceramids of the I. hobetsensis group and I. cf. lamarcki. Río Rodríguez Formation (nom. nov. has Coniacian inoceramids, cf. Cremnoceramus sp. Policarpo Formation bears poorly preserved ammonites (Grossouvrites sp., Maorites sp., and Diplomoceras sp., together with diagnostic Maastrichtian dinocysts (Manumiella spp. complex, Operculodinium cf. azcaratei, some specimens of Fibrocysta-Exochosphaeridium complex, and Palaeocystodinium granulatum. Both packages were deposited in deep-marine environments and show, as a whole, a coarsening upward trend in the succession of Cretaceous rocks. Beauvoir Formation is part of the back-arc basin-fill of the former Rocas Verdes marginal basin. Arroyo Castorera Formation appears as a transition to the initiating Late Cretaceous Austral foreland basin evolution, clearly represented by turbiditic deposits of Río Rodríguez and Policarpo formations that were progressively accumulated in front of the rising Fuegian Andes.

  2. Knowledge of breast cancer in women in Sierra Leone

    JHEE Shepherd

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Breast cancer has been described as one of the life-threatening diseases affecting women and is a major problem in women’s health issues. The unrecorded number of cases of breast lumps and breast cancer observed in women in Sierra Leone prompted the researcher to organize a “Breast Week” during which 1 200 women were educated on breast cancer and the importance of breast health. This research is a follow up of the “Breast Week” which was organized in Freetown, Sierra Leone The specific objective of this study was to assess whether the knowledge and teachings given to the women who participated in this project was fully understood. A sample size of 120 women (10% who participated in the “Breast Week” was obtained through systematic sampling. A quantitative approach was adopted and a structured interview schedule guided the data collection process. The data were processed through use of SPSS and Microsoft Excel. Texts from open ended questions were categorized and frequency counts were applied to the data. It was found that the majority (96.6% of the women had some knowledge of breast cancer. They linked breast cancer to the signs and symptoms associated with it and were able to describe the disease as one that kills women if not promptly detected and/or treated appropriately. Findings indicate that the majority of the women are aware of the dangers of the disease and had knowledge of someone who had died of breast cancer (59.2%. An assessment of the effectiveness of knowledge on breast cancer showed that these women could identify breast cancer as a disease that affects women and may cause death if not detected on time.

  3. Retention of health workers in rural Sierra Leone: findings from life histories

    Wurie, Haja R.; Samai, Mohamed; Witter, Sophie

    2016-01-01

    Background Sierra Leone has faced a shortage and maldistribution of staff in its post-conflict period. This long-standing challenge is now exacerbated by the systemic shock and damage wrought by Ebola. This study aimed to investigate the importance of different motivation factors in rural areas in Sierra Leone and thus to contribute to better decisions on financial and non-financial incentive packages, here and in similar contexts. Methods This article is based on participatory life histories...

  4. Impact of rural poverty reduction strategies: The case of smallholders in Sierra Leone

    SAMMETH Frank; Lakoh, Alpha; Michel, Baudouin; Hites, Gisele; Gomez y Paloma, Sergio

    2010-01-01

    The present analysis, which exploits one of the first empirical data collected from smallholders in Sierra Leone since the end of the civil war, compares the impact of two poverty reduction strategies targeting smallholders in Sierra Leone: support to rice production is compared with support to coffee and cocoa production in terms of sustainable income generation and contributing to macroeconomic stability and growth. Supporting rice production is intended to help the country regain self-suff...

  5. Dataset of Passerine bird communities in a Mediterranean high mountain (Sierra Nevada, Spain)

    Pérez-Luque, Antonio Jesús; Barea-Azcón, José Miguel; Álvarez-Ruiz,Lola; Bonet, Francisco Javier; Zamora, Regino

    2016-01-01

    In this data paper, a dataset of passerine bird communities is described in Sierra Nevada, a Mediterranean high mountain located in southern Spain. The dataset includes occurrence data from bird surveys conducted in four representative ecosystem types of Sierra Nevada from 2008 to 2015. For each visit, bird species numbers as well as distance to the transect line were recorded. A total of 27847 occurrence records were compiled with accompanying measurements on distance to the transect and ani...

  6. Dataset of Passerine bird communities in a Mediterranean high mountain (Sierra Nevada, Spain)

    Pérez-Luque, Antonio Jesús; Barea-Azcón, José Miguel; Álvarez-Ruiz,Lola; Bonet-García, Francisco Javier; Zamora, Regino

    2016-01-01

    Abstract In this data paper, a dataset of passerine bird communities is described in Sierra Nevada, a Mediterranean high mountain located in southern Spain. The dataset includes occurrence data from bird surveys conducted in four representative ecosystem types of Sierra Nevada from 2008 to 2015. For each visit, bird species numbers as well as distance to the transect line were recorded. A total of 27847 occurrence records were compiled with accompanying measurements on distance to the transec...

  7. Sinfonevada: Dataset of Floristic diversity in Sierra Nevada forests (SE Spain)

    Antonio Jesús Pérez-Luque; Francisco Javier Bonet; Ramón Pérez-Pérez; Rut Aspizua; Juan Lorite; Regino Zamora

    2014-01-01

    Abstract The Sinfonevada database is a forest inventory that contains information on the forest ecosystem in the Sierra Nevada mountains (SE Spain). The Sinfonevada dataset contains more than 7,500 occurrence records belonging to 270 taxa (24 of these threatened) from floristic inventories of the Sinfonevada Forest inventory. Expert field workers collected the information. The whole dataset underwent a quality control by botanists with broad expertise in Sierra Nevada flora. This floristic in...

  8. Contested Jurisdictions: Legitimacy and Governance at the Special Court for Sierra Leone

    Kendall, Sara

    2009-01-01

    The Special Court for Sierra Leone, established in 2002 to adjudicate crimes committed during a decade-long conflict, represents a new form of tribunal. Its "hybrid" structure was designed to address the domestic populace more directly than at previous international criminal tribunals. The Special Court's architects claimed that the Court's physical location in Sierra Leone and its inclusion of domestic law would generate greater awareness of and participation in its transitional justice ob...

  9. Structure of Sierra Blanca (Alpujarride Complex, west of the Betic Cordillera)

    Andreo, B.; Sanz de Galdeano, C.

    1995-01-01

    Sierra Blanca, situated in the SW of Málaga, forms part of the Blanca unit, belonging to the Alpujarride Complex of the Betic Cordillera. Its lithologic sequences are made up of a group of migmatites, gneisses and schists and an upper formation of marbles (white dolomitic and the bottom and blue calcareous towards the top), linked with a transitional contact. The structure of Sierra Blanca is comprised of folds, generally isoclinal, with reversed limbs and with important tectonic transpo...

  10. SierraDNA – Demonstrating the Usefulness of Direct ILS Database Access

    James Padgett

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Innovative Interface’s Sierra(™ Integrated Library System (ILS brings with it a Database Navigator Application (SierraDNA - in layman's terms SierraDNA gives Sierra sites read access to their ILS database. Unlike the closed use cases produced by vendor supplied APIs, which restrict Libraries to limited development opportunities, SierraDNA enables sites to publish their own APIs and scripts based upon custom SQL code to meet their own needs and those of their users and processes. In this article we give examples showing how SierraDNA can be utilized to improve Library services. We highlight three example use cases which have benefited our users, enhanced online security and improved our back office processes. In the first use case we employ user access data from our electronic resources proxy server (WAM to detect hacked user accounts. Three scripts are used in conjunction to flag user accounts which are being hijacked to systematically steal content from our electronic resource provider’s websites. In the second we utilize the reading histories of our users to augment our search experience with an Amazon style “People who borrowed this book also borrowed…these books” feature. Two scripts are used together to determine which other items were borrowed by borrowers of the item currently of interest. And lastly, we use item holds data to improve our acquisitions workflow through an automated demand based ordering process. Our explanation and SQL code should be of direct use for adoption or as examples for other Sierra customers willing to exploit their ILS data in similar ways, but the principles may also be useful to non-Sierra sites that also wish to enhancement security, user services or improve back office processes.

  11. Learning from the challenges of Ebola Virus Disease contact tracers in Sierra Leone, February, 2015

    Ilesanmi, Olayinka Stephen

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Sierra Leone was in the process of strengthening tracing of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) contact with training of contact tracers, continuous mentoring and monitoring, supervision and continuous support. This was through various national and international organizations. This study aimed at identifying the challenges of contact tracers with a view of improving contact tracing activities in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone. Methods In-depth interview was conducted among contact tracer...

  12. Clinical Illness and Outcomes in Patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Schieffelin, John S.; Shaffer, Jeffrey G.; Goba, Augustine; Gbakie, Michael; Gire, Stephen; Colubri, Andres; Sealfon, Rachel; Kanneh, Lansana; Moigboi, Alex; Momoh, Mambu; Fullah, Mohammed; Moses, Lina M.; Brown, Bethany L.; Andersen, Kristian G.; Winnicki, Sarah M.

    2014-01-01

    Background;Limited clinical and laboratory data are available on patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD). The Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, which had an existing infrastructure for research regarding viral hemorrhagic fever, has received and cared for patients with EVD since the beginning of the outbreak in Sierra Leone in May 2014. Methods;We reviewed available epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory records of patients in whom EVD was diagnosed between May 25 and June 18, 2014...

  13. Geology, age and tectonic evolution of the Sierra Maestra Mountains, southeastern Cuba

    Bojar, A.V.; García-Delgado, D.E.; Rojas-Agramonte, Y.; Neubauer, F.; Hejl, E.; Handler, R.

    2006-01-01

    We summarize the available geological information on the Sierra Maestra Mountains in southeastern Cuba and report new zircon fission track and biotite Ar-Ar ages for this region. Two different and genetically unrelated volcanic arc sequences occur in the Sierra Maestra, one Cretaceous in age (pre-Maastrichtian) and restricted to a few outcrops on the southern coast, and the other Palaeogene in age, forming the main expression of the mountain range. These two sequences are overlain by middle t...

  14. Noteworthy records of two species of mammals in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, Mexico Registros notables de dos especies de mamíferos de la Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, México

    Miguel Briones-Salas; María D. Luna-Krauletz; Ariadna Marín-Sánchez; Jorge Servín

    2006-01-01

    We conducted mammal surveys in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca (Sierra Norte) in Oaxaca, Mexico, and recorded the occurrence of two conspicuous mammal species: the spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus) and the coyote (Canis latrans cagottis). Spider monkeys has not been previously recorded in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, and coyotes have not been previously observed in Mexico at elevations as high as the present one (3 200 mas1) in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca.Se efectuaron colectas de mamífero...

  15. Anomalías del campo gravitatorio y magnético terrestre en la sierra de Socoscora, provincia de San Luis Earth gravity and magnetic field anomalies in the Sierra of Socoscora, San Luis province

    J Kostadinoff

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available La sierra de Socoscora se ubica en forma meridiana y se manifiesta como un escalón al noroeste de la Sierra Grande de San Luis. En la sierra de Socoscora las rocas del basamento están representadas por metamorfitas de alto grado con escasos afloramientos de metabasitas. Las mediciones del campo gravitatorio y magnético indican la presencia de un volumen mayor de estas rocas en su subsuelo. Los excesos de masa en esta sierra se hallan definidas por anomalías gravimétricas de Bouguer (residuales positivas similares a las encontradas en la Sierra Grande de San Luis. La magnetometría indica, a partir de las respuestas positivas, la existencia de rocas máficas con concentraciones anómalas de minerales magnéticos.The Sierra de Socoscora is a north - south trending mountain range, located nortwest of the Sierra Grande of San Luis. The basament is constituted by high grade metamorphic rocks with few associated metabasites. Earth gravity and magnetic field measurements are indicative of the presence of bigger volumes of mafic rocks below the surface, which carry anomalous concentrations of ferromagnetic and/or paramagnetic minerals (magnetite and/or sulfides. An excess of mass below this Sierra is shown by Bouguer gravimetric anomalies with magnitudes similar to those measured in the Sierra Grande de San Luis. Positive magnetic anomalies are indicative of the presence of mafic rocks with anomalous concentrations of magnetic minerals.

  16. Sierra Elvira limestone: petrophysical characteristics of an Andalusian heritage stone

    Valverde, I.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available “Sierra Elvira stone” is one of the ornamental building stones most widely used in the historical monuments of eastern Andalusia. A Liassic age limestone, it appears in the central section of the Baetic Mountains and more specifically in the Middle Subbaetic domain. While the most common variety is a crinoid limestone, a micritic limestone of the same age has also been quarried, albeit in much smaller quantities. These stones form very thick beds, up to nearly 5 m deep, that run in consistently parallel lines and have a dip angle that facilitates quarrying.With petrographic, physical and mechanical properties that ensure stone strength and durability, it is a high quality building material suitable for both structural and ornamental purposes. These properties can be attributed to the minimal open porosity and concomitant excellent water resistance that characterize the stone, as well as to its high mechanical strength and low textural anisotropy, both elastic and mechanical. With such attributes, the stone can be successfully used for any number of purposes, including decorative stonework (portals, fountains, plinths, structural members (column shafts and bases or urban curbing and paving. Intervention on Sierra de Elvira limestone structures should be limited to cleaning or repair, for consolidating or protective materials are scantly effective.La “Piedra de Sierra Elvira” constituye una de las piedras ornamentales más significativas del Patrimonio Arquitectónico de Andalucía Oriental. Es una roca caliza del Lias que aflora en el Subbético Medio del sector central de las Cordilleras Béticas. El litotipo más explotado es una caliza con crinoides, en bastante menor importancia se ha extraído también otra caliza micrítica de la misma edad. Los bancos son muy potentes, en algunos casos de más de 5 m, con un paralelismo constante y un buzamiento que favorece su explotación en los frentes de cantera.Sus caracter

  17. A biomass energy flow chart for Sierra Leone

    Terrestrial above-ground biomass production and utilisation in Sierra Leone was analysed for the years 1984/5 to 1990/1. The total production of biomass energy was estimated at an annual average of 131 PJ (39% from agriculture, 51% from forestry and 10% from livestock). Of the 117 PJ produced from agricultural and forestry operations, 37 PJ was harvested as firewood and burnt (10.9 GJ or 0.72 t wood per capita per year, supplying 80% of the country's energy), 12 PJ was harvested for food, 66 PJ was unutilised crop and forestry residues, 3 PJ was harvested crop residues for use directly as fuel, and 2 PJ was harvested and used for industrial purposes and not for fuel. Livestock produced wastes with an energy content of 13 PJ of which only 0.1 PJ was collected and used for fuel. Thus 54 PJ (41%) of the 131 PJ of biomass energy produced annually was actually utilised while 49 PJ remained as unused agricultural residues and dung, and a further 27 PJ was unused forestry residues. The total amount of biomass (fuelwood, residues and dung) used directly to provide energy, mostly in households, was estimated at 40 PJ (11.8 GJ per capita per year of 0.79 t fuelwood equivalent). Direct biomass energy utilisation in agroindustry (0.4 PJ) was negligible in comparison. Two assessments of Sierra Leone's biomass standing stock and MAI (mean annual increment) were examined in order to assess the sustainability of various biomass use scenarios. Large differences were found between the MAI of the two assessments, making it difficult to predict sustainability of biomass production and use. The estimation of total standing stock varied between 227 and 366 Mt and the estimation of MAI varied between 15 and 70 Mt. Analysis of the availability and use of the biomass resource is crucial if biomass energy is to be used on a sustainable basis. A software package has been developed and is available to draft biomass flow charts but further work is needed to incorporate social and economic

  18. Monitoring lichens diversity and climatic change in Sierra Nevada (Spain

    Fernández Calzado, M.ª R.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Lichens are common organisms in high mountain zones, where they play an important role in ecosystem balance. In recent years, the increasing interest in understanding more about their interactions with abiotic factors has prompted several investigations, some of which have proved their value as bioindicators of climatic conditions. In this context, focusing on climatic change effects on high mountain vascular plants and supported by the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments project (GLORIA, we have monitored for the first time the lichens biodiversity in Sierra Nevada with the intention of studying the alterations caused by the process of climatic change. The aim of this paper is to explain the monitoring experience developed on the massif and contribute to the first results from the biodiversity and statistical analysis of the sampling data.Los líquenes son organismos comunes en las zonas de alta montaña donde juegan un importante papel en el equilibrio de los ecosistemas. En los últimos años, el creciente interés por entender más acerca de sus interacciones con los factores abióticos ha motivado diversas investigaciones, algunas de las cuales han demostrado su valor como bioindicadores de las condiciones climáticas. En este contexto, centrándonos en los efectos del cambio climático en plantas vasculares de alta montaña y respaldados por el proyecto “Iniciativa para la investigación y el seguimiento global de los ambientes alpinos (GLORIA”, se ha monitorizado por primera vez la diversidad de líquenes en Sierra Nevada con la intención de estudiar las posibles alteraciones que esta pueda sufrir causadas por el proceso de cambio climático. El objetivo de este artículo es el de dar a conocer la experiencia de seguimiento en el macizo y aportar los primeros resultados procedentes del análisis, tanto de la biodiversidad como estadístico, de los datos de muestreo.

  19. Comparación de índices de estrés hídrico, a partir de información captada por el sensor MODIS, en la región pampeana argentina

    Patricia Vazquez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La Región Pampeana Argentina manifiesta una tenencia a la expansión agrícola que aumenta los riesgos económicos por su elevada dependencia de las condiciones meteorológicas. A fin de mejorar las predicciones sobre el comportamiento de los cultivos, en este trabajo se estudia la sensibilidad de diferentes índices de estrés hídrico a la disponibilidad de agua en el suelo (DAS, mediante el uso de imágenes satelitales en la mencionada región. Se analizaron tres índices a partir de datos de campañas de terreno en diferentes cultivos, conjuntamente con información satelital. Dos de ellos, Crop Water Stress Index (CWSI y Water Deficit Index (WDI, combinan información de satélite con datos de estaciones meteorológicas. El tercero, Temperature–Vegeta- tion Dryness Index (TDVI, utiliza solamente información de satélite. Se observó que el TDVI es el que mejor resultados arroja (r2 = 0,92. Se concluye que este índice es el que permite generar diagnósticos adecuados por ser el más sensible a cambios en la DAS.

  20. Eficiencia agronómica del azufre elemental relativa a una fuente azufrada soluble en trigo en la Región Pampeana Agronomic efficiency of elemental sulphur in wheat relative to a soluble sulphur source in the Pampas Region

    Martin Torres Duggan

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La eficiencia agronómica del azufre elemental (AE en relación a fuentes azufradas solubles y sulfatadas, depende de su reactividad (e.g. tamaño de partícula y de las condiciones edafo-climáticas. Para las condiciones de la Región Pampeana algunas publicaciones sugieren que el AE puede ser una fuente de S tan efectiva como las fuentes solubles, aunque la información no concluyente. Se hipotetiza que en las condiciones de la Región Pampeana, ambas fuentes poseen similar eficiencia agronómica en la mayoría de los años. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron: i. Evaluar la respuesta al agregado de S con una fuente reactiva de AE en relación a un fertilizante azufrado sulfatado, aplicado en trigo en diferentes dosis y en distintas condiciones edafo-climáticas; ii. Comparar, para el conjunto de experimentos, la eficiencia agronómica del S aplicado con las distintas fuentes. iii. Relacionar las respuestas a la fertilización azufrada con variables de suelo y clima. Se realizaron ocho ensayos de campo durante dos años consecutivos en lotes de producción ubicados en la Región Pampeana. Se aplicó un diseño en bloques completos aleatorizados con cuatro o seis repeticiones en un arreglo factorial de tratamientos (factor 1: fuente azufrada, factor 2: dosis de S. Los tratamientos fueron: un testigo absoluto; fertilización con AE micronizado (95% de S en dos niveles de dosis y fertilización con sulfato de amonio granulado (SA, 24% S, también en dos niveles de dosis. Las dosis evaluadas fueron 10 y 30 kg ha-1 de S (año 1 y 15 y 30 kg ha¹ (año 2. La fertilización azufrada afectó significativamente (p0,05 en la mayoría de los sitios. La dosis más baja (10 o 15 kg ha-1 fue suficiente para cubrir el requerimiento de S del cultivo. Se observó una asociación positiva entre las respuestas y el contenido de MO del suelo y las precipitaciones (macollaje y total del ciclo y una relación inversa con el contenido de S-SO4(2- disponibles a la

  1. Catálogo de la flora del Parque Natural de la Sierra de Mariola (Alicante-Valencia [Checklist of the Natural Park of Sierra de Mariola (Alicante-Valencia, Spain vascular flora

    Jaume X. SOLER SIGNES

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la lista actualizada de flora vascular presente en el Parque Natural de la Sierra de Mariola (Alicante-Valencia.SUMMARY. The checklist of the vascular flora of the Natural Park of Sierra de Mariola is here presented.

  2. California spotted owls: Chapter 5 in Managing Sierra Nevada forests

    Roberts, Suzanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.

    2012-01-01

    California spotted owls (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) are habitat specialists that are strongly associated with late-successional forests. For nesting and roosting, they require large trees and snags embedded in a stand with a complex forest structure (Blakesley et al. 2005, Gutiérrez et al. 1992, Verner et al. 1992b). In mixedconifer forests of the Sierra Nevada, California spotted owls typically nest and roost in stands with high canopy closure (≥75 percent) [Note: when citing studies, we use terminology consistent with Jennings et al. (1999), however, not all studies properly distinguish between canopy cover and closure and often use the terms interchangeably (see chapter 14 for clarification)] and an abundance of large trees (>24 in (60 cm) diameter at breast height [d.b.h.]) (Bias and Gutiérrez 1992, Gutiérrez et al. 1992, LaHaye et al. 1997, Moen and Gutiérrez 1997, Verner et al. 1992a). The California spotted owl guidelines (Verner et al. 1992b) effectively summarized much of the information about nesting and roosting habitat. Since that report, research on the California spotted owl has continued with much of the new information concentrated in five areas: population trends, barred owl (Strix varia) invasion, climate effects, foraging habitat, and owl response to fire.

  3. Geological and geophysical investigations at Sierra del Medio massif - Argentine

    Geological investigations were performed at Sierra del Medio (Chubut Province), a mountainous massif of about 25 km by 8 km of migmatic origin, which emerges from a depressed tectonic trench or graben called Pampa de Gastre. The most ancient rocks belong to biotitic and anphibolic schist that passed almost entirely to tonalitoid migmatites with a second process producing granitic rocks. Boreholes were drilled on the basis of conclusions from Landsat satellites imagery and aerial photographic sets, folowed by field work on geological, petrographic, geophysical and hydrogeological features at surface, structural interpretation supported by geostatistical computations. Two sets of boreholes were drilled to investigate subsurface rock behaviour al 300 m depth and 800 m depth respectively, beginning at peripheral places and ending at the central part or selected site. Basic purposes of boreholes were to define structural and petrographic features of the rock massif by a good comprehension of master joints and faulting distribution with its belts of alteration mylonitization or brecciation, mechanical properties of samples, chemical composition and varitions, petrographic facies and mineralogy. Boreholes provided data to investigate joints, faults and dikes as general discontinuities for hydraulic research like permeability or effective hydraulic conductivity, and their geostatistical modelling. Boreholes are also being prepared for geophysical logging from which logthermal ones have already been completed. (Author)

  4. Enteric fever in a British soldier from Sierra Leone.

    Osborne, Lucy G; Brown, M; Bailey, M S

    2016-06-01

    Enteric fever (typhoid and paratyphoid) remains a threat to British troops overseas and causes significant morbidity and mortality. We report the case of a soldier who developed typhoid despite appropriate vaccination and field hygiene measures, which began 23 days after returning from a deployment in Sierra Leone. The incubation period was longer than average, symptoms started 2 days after stopping doxycycline for malaria chemoprophylaxis and initial blood cultures were negative. The Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi eventually isolated was resistant to amoxicillin, co-amoxiclav, co-trimoxazole and nalidixic acid and had reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin. He was successfully treated with ceftriaxone followed by azithromycin, but 1 month later he remained fatigued and unable to work. The clinical and laboratory features of enteric fever are non-specific and the diagnosis should be considered in troops returning from an endemic area with a febrile illness. Multiple blood cultures and referral to a specialist unit may be required. PMID:26243802

  5. Reading between the lines: Societal norms in Sierra Leonean readers

    Brams, Patricia

    1980-12-01

    A content analysis of primary school readers of Sierra Leone revealed that the particular modern and traditional normative aspirations expressed in the National Development Plan for 1974/75-1978/79 were also generally reflected in the children's readers. Compared to the 1964 readers, the first indigenous readers developed circa 1977 contained markedly greater emphasis on traditional norms, though modernity norms continued to dominate, and substantially less emphasis on Efficacy (a central aspect of modernity) and on Non-parochial Affiliation. This closely corresponded with the intent of the National Plan to continue on a modernizing course employing the traditional norms of Manual Labor and Social Cohesion in a grassroots effort to develop the agricultural sector, with nationalism in a less important role. Apart from lesser emphasis on Efficacy and underemphasis on the Value of Education which were discordant with national goals, the 1977 readers seem to provide children and teachers with a fairly accurate image of the national ethos. This may help to account for the generally positive relationship that has been found between schooling and economic development.

  6. Sierra Stars Observatory Network: An Accessible Global Network

    Williams, Richard; Beshore, Edward

    2011-03-01

    The Sierra Stars Observatory Network (SSON) is a unique partnership among professional observatories that provides its users with affordable high-quality calibrated image data. SSON comprises observatories in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and is in the process of expanding to a truly global network capable of covering the entire sky 24 hours a day in the near future. The goal of SSON is to serve the needs of science-based projects and programs. Colleges, universities, institutions, and individuals use SSON for their education and research projects. The mission of SSON is to promote and expand the use of its facilities among the thousands of colleges and schools worldwide that do not have access to professional-quality automated observatory systems to use for astronomy education and research. With appropriate leadership and guidance educators can use SSON to help teach astronomy and do meaningful scientific projects. The relatively small cost of using SSON for this type of work makes it affordable and accessible for educators to start using immediately. Remote observatory services like SSON need to evolve to better support education and research initiatives of colleges, institutions and individual investigators. To meet these needs, SSON is developing a sophisticated interactive scheduling system to integrate among the nodes of the observatory network. This will enable more dynamic observations, including immediate priority interrupts, acquiring moving objects using ephemeris data, and more.

  7. Impacts of snow water equivalent on forest disturbance in the Sierra Nevada with climate change

    Nguyen, A.; Mueller, C.; Petrakis, R.; Adkins, S.; Kuss, O.; Kumaran, M.; Meyer, M.; Schmidt, C.

    2013-12-01

    High Sierra snow and ice provide the primary water supply for the Sierra Nevada ecosystem. Understanding how climate change affects high Sierra snowmelt and how these changes impact forest disturbance is important for future forest management. Snow water equivalent (SWE) anomalies were averaged on a monthly basis and overall trends of snowpack availability and timing of snowmelt were examined throughout the Sierra Nevada from 2003 - 2012. Periods of decreased snowpack were examined alongside periods of decreased soil moisture, increased soil temperature, and increased wild fires. This project used NASA Earth Observations (EOS) such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for snow cover and Landsat 5 for extent of forest disturbance and vegetative analysis. We also used ancillary and modeled datasets such as temperature, precipitation, and water flow rate to provide a better understanding of the relation between snowpack, soil moisture availability, and soil temperature to wildfires. A Generalized Additive Model (GAM) was used to make predictions of future forest disturbance patterns as well to analyze the sensitivity of particular variables indicative of wildfire. This information is useful for forest management decisions within the US Forest Service and will assist in the incorporation of climate change impact assessments on forest health. Layers of various climatic and surface conditions along with areas of fire are used in the Generalize Additive Model to create a wildfire risk map of the Sierra Nevada M261E Ecological Region, CA.

  8. Sinfonevada: Dataset of Floristic diversity in Sierra Nevada forests (SE Spain

    Antonio Jesús Pérez-Luque

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The Sinfonevada database is a forest inventory that contains information on the forest ecosystem in the Sierra Nevada mountains (SE Spain. The Sinfonevada dataset contains more than 7,500 occurrence records belonging to 270 taxa (24 of these threatened from floristic inventories of the Sinfonevada Forest inventory. Expert field workers collected the information. The whole dataset underwent a quality control by botanists with broad expertise in Sierra Nevada flora. This floristic inventory was created to gather useful information for the proper management of Pinus plantations in Sierra Nevada. This is the only dataset that shows a comprehensive view of the forest flora in Sierra Nevada. This is the reason why it is being used to assess the biodiversity in the very dense pine plantations on this massif. With this dataset, managers have improved their ability to decide where to apply forest treatments in order to avoid biodiversity loss. The dataset forms part of the Sierra Nevada Global Change Observatory (OBSNEV, a long-term research project designed to compile socio-ecological information on the major ecosystem types in order to identify the impacts of global change in this area.

  9. Sierra/SolidMechanics 4.22 user's guide : addendum for shock capabilities.

    2011-10-01

    This is an addendum to the Sierra/SolidMechanics 4.22 User's Guide to document additional capabilities that are available for use in the Presto{_}ITAR code that are not available for use in the standard version of Sierra/SolidMechanics (Sierra/SM). Presto{_}ITAR is an enhanced version of Sierra/SM that provides capabilities that make it regulated under the U.S. Department of State's International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) export-control rules. This code is part of the Vivace product, and is only distributed to entities that comply with ITAR regulations. The enhancements primarily focus on material models that include an energy-dependent pressure response, appropriate for very large deformations and strain rates. Since this is an addendum to the standard Sierra/SolidMechanics User's Guide, please refer to that document first for general descriptions of code capability and use. This addendum documents material models and element features that support energy-dependent material models.

  10. Molecular Characterization of the First Ebola Virus Isolated in Italy, from a Health Care Worker Repatriated from Sierra Leone

    Castilletti, Concetta; Carletti, Fabrizio; Gruber, Cesare E. M.; Bordi, Licia; Lalle, Eleonora; Quartu, Serena; Meschi, Silvia; Lapa, Daniele; Colavita, Francesca; Chiappini, Roberta; Mazzarelli, Antonio; Marsella, Patrizia; Petrosillo, Nicola; Nicastri, Emanuele; Chillemi, Giovanni; Valentini, Alessio; Desideri, Alessandro; Di Caro, Antonino; Ippolito, Giuseppe

    2015-01-01

    Here, we report the complete genome sequence of an Ebola virus (EBOV) isolated from a health worker repatriated from Sierra Leone to Italy in November 2014. The sequence, clustering in clade 3 of the Sierra Leone sequences, was analyzed with respect to mutations possibly affecting diagnostic and therapeutic targets as well as virulence. PMID:26089420

  11. 77 FR 23476 - Energia Sierra Juarez U.S., LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing...

    2012-04-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Energia Sierra Juarez U.S., LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market... in the above-referenced proceeding of Energia Sierra Juarez U.S., LLC's application for...

  12. Dataset of Passerine bird communities in a Mediterranean high mountain (Sierra Nevada, Spain)

    Pérez-Luque, Antonio Jesús; Barea-Azcón, José Miguel; Álvarez-Ruiz, Lola; Bonet-García, Francisco Javier; Zamora, Regino

    2016-01-01

    Abstract In this data paper, a dataset of passerine bird communities is described in Sierra Nevada, a Mediterranean high mountain located in southern Spain. The dataset includes occurrence data from bird surveys conducted in four representative ecosystem types of Sierra Nevada from 2008 to 2015. For each visit, bird species numbers as well as distance to the transect line were recorded. A total of 27847 occurrence records were compiled with accompanying measurements on distance to the transect and animal counts. All records are of species in the order Passeriformes. Records of 16 different families and 44 genera were collected. Some of the taxa in the dataset are included in the European Red List. This dataset belongs to the Sierra Nevada Global-Change Observatory (OBSNEV), a long-term research project designed to compile socio-ecological information on the major ecosystem types in order to identify the impacts of global change in this area. PMID:26865820

  13. Magmatism and mineralization ages from northeast area of La Sierra de San Luis, Argentina

    Three igneous rock groups, characterized as pre, sin and post-kinematics, have intruded the crystalline basement of Sierra de San Luis, Argentina. The ore deposits are associated with Devonian to Carboniferous epizonal granite stocks and batholiths in an area underlain by metamorphic rocks. This granitoids are characterized as post-kinematics magmatism. Model lead ages on the ore deposits (338,8 - 292,1 Ma) are strongly supported by K-Ar ages of the intrusives. The bulk of the north Sierra de San Luis ore deposits are genetically related to late Carboniferous granite plutons. The ore bodies are tungsten veins with greisen envelopes, lead veins, epithermal fluorite veins and REE and Th deposit. A generalized scheme of ore bodies related to granites is proposed. The ore deposits and their lithotectonic setting are characteristic of Gondwana metallogenetic Epoch in the Sierra de San Luis (au)

  14. Dosis óptima económica de nitrógeno en maíz según potencial de producción y disponibilidad de nitrógeno en la región pampeana norte Economic optimal nitrogen rate as affected by yield potential and nitrogen supply in the northern pampas

    Fernando Salvagiotti; Julio Manuel Castellarín; Facundo Javier Ferraguti; Hugo Miguel Pedrol

    2011-01-01

    El maíz es el principal cereal de verano en la Región Pampeana norte de la Argentina donde los suelos presentan una deficiencia crónica de nitrógeno (N). La fertilización nitrogenada en maíz debe optimizar los niveles de N disponible a la siembra (Nds=Nds inic + N fertilizante) para asegurar la máxima rentabilidad y evitar altas dosis que perjudiquen el ambiente. Los objetivos de este trabajo fueron: i) comparar la capacidad de los modelos cuadrático-plateau (CP) y esférico (Esf) para estimar...

  15. Efecto de las enmiendas básicas sobre el complejo de cambio en algunos suelos ácidos de la Región Pampeana Application of basic amendments on acid soils of the Pampa Region: effect on the soil exchange complex

    Guillermo Millán; Mabel Vázquez; Antonino Terminiello; Diego Santos Sbuscio

    2010-01-01

    La acidez edáfica causa problemáticas productivas derivadas de disturbios microbiológicos, aspectos nutricionales y hasta fitotoxicidad de Al3+. El objetivo de este trabajo es: a) evaluar la capacidad de intercambio catiónico y dotación de nutrientes básicos de algunos suelos ácidos del ámbito de la Pradera Pampeana; b) cuantificar el Al3+ de su solución interna; c) evaluar la incidencia de enmiendas básicas sobre el complejo de cambio. Se analizó el pH actual/potencial, el complejo de cambio...

  16. Snow algae of the Sierra Nevada, Spain, and High Atlas mountains of Morocco.

    Duval, B; Duval, E; Hoham, R W

    1999-03-01

    Snow algae (Chlorophyta) are reported from the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain and the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. Populations of the snow algae Chlamydomonas sp., coloring the snow orange-red, were collected from Pico de Veleta, Spain, while snow samples from Mt. Neltner in the High Atlas mountains, contained resting spores of an orange-green colored Chloromonas sp. Other microbes observed in snow samples include bacteria, fungi, heterotrophic euglenids, diatoms, nematodes, and heterotrophic mastigotes (flagellated protists). This is the first report of snow algae from the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain and from the Afro-alpine environment. PMID:10943390

  17. La economía campesina de la sierra de La Libertad

    Alberto Pontoni B.

    1982-01-01

    A pesar de esa similitud en la pobreza, consideramos que existen importan- tes diferencias entre las familias campesinas, tanto en materia de recurws e ingrc- sos como de comportamiento economice. Una de las preocupaciones del estudio ha sido, justamente, efectuar comparaciones entre las familias-campesinas de la’, microrregi¿m, como también comparar nuestros resultados con los obtenidos en otros ámbitos de la-sierra peruana más intensamente analizados, como es el caso de la Sierra Sur.

  18. La dinámica demográfica reciente en la Sierra Morena Cordobesa

    Ricardo Manuel Luque Revuelto

    2012-01-01

    RESUMEN: La Sierra de Córdoba constituye un ámbito espacial diferenciado en la provincia y en el conjunto de Andalucía. Los habitantes de los espacios mariánicos son el elemento básico en la ocupación de ese territorio, caracterizado por un marcado carácter rural. El estudio de la dinámica demográfica reciente de los espacios mariánicos y las diferencias regionales que presenta constituye el objetivo principal del presente trabajo. ABSTRACT: The Sierra de Cordoba is a distinct spatial are...

  19. Señales del cambio global en el sitio LTER-Sierra Nevada

    A.J. Pérez-Luque; F.J. Bonet; Zamora, R.; J.M. Barea-Azcón; R. Aspizua; F.J. Sánchez-Gutiérrez

    2016-01-01

    La investigación ecológica a largo plazo proporciona información útil para comprender las complejas dinámicas de los sistemas naturales. Esto se hace especialmente importante en las regiones de montaña como Sierra Nevada, que presenta un fuerte gradiente de condiciones ambientales en una escala espacial pequeña. En el sitio LTER-Sierra Nevada se ha implementado un programa de seguimiento a largo plazo que, junto con la integración de información ecológica sobre los ecosistemas nevadenses, est...

  20. Media and conflict in Sierra Leone: national and international perspectives of the civil war

    Valentina Bau

    2011-01-01

    The rise of the media in Sierra Leone. The media and the civil conflict. The evolution of the conflict. The Western media perspective of a "barbaric" Africa. Western media coverage of the civil war in Sierra Leone: the British example. The role of NGOs in news reporting.

    The end of the twentieth century saw an adverse escalation in armed conflict. A characteristic of this was that whilst the majority of wars that took place before the 1990s were fought between state...

  1. Soil fauna in forest and coffee plantations from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Mar ta, Colombia

    Two research stations (M inca, 700 m altitude and Maria Ter esa, 790 m altitude) were established in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Mar ta in places to study the soil fauna associated with forest and coffee plantations. Soil fauna was collected using pitfall and Bailer's traps. Samples were taken from litter as well as from horizons 0, A and B. individuals collected were identified to family level. Diversity, abundance and frequency indexes were used to compare fauna composition at both sites. Significant differences were found between the two research sites as well as with data from other high altitude forest in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Mar ta

  2. Ecofeminismo, mujeres y desarrollo sustentable: el caso de la Sierra de Santa Rosa en Guanajuato

    Abril Saldaña Tejeda

    2015-01-01

    en este artículo se explora la participación de las mujeres en el Programa de Desarrollo Sustentable Sierra de Santa Rosa, en Guanajuato, de 2001 a 2011. Se expone la aportación del ecofeminismo para la noción de desarrollo sustentable, y para entender el vínculo entre la naturaleza y las mujeres. Se argumenta que la historia de la región, en específico el auge de la industria minera durante la Colonia, es un buen punto de partida para entender los problemas ambientales de la sierra y para vi...

  3. Análisis comparativo de la endemoflora de la Sierra de Gádor

    Gómez Mercado, Francisco; Giménez Luque, Esther

    1998-01-01

    En este trabajo nos proponemos analizar el origen de la flora de la Sierra de Gádor, su grado de aislamiento y relaciones con los macizos de su entorno, así como destacar la importancia corológica de algunos táxones y estimar su grado de amenaza. Para ello utilizamos los elementos del Catálogo General de las Especies de Recomendada Protección en Andalucía presentes en Gádor que comparte esta sierra con las unidades corológicas circundantes, elaborando con los datos de presencia/ ausencia un d...

  4. The helminth community of Apodemus sylvaticus (Rodentia, Muridae) in the Sierra de Gredos (Spain)

    Fuentes, M. V.; Sáez, S.; Trelis, M.; Muñoz-Antoli, C.; Esteban, J. G.

    2004-01-01

    Comunidad helmintiana de Apodemus sylvaticus (Rodentia, Muridae) en la Sierra de Gredos (España).— Como parte de los estudios helmintofaunísiticos que sobre pequeños mamíferos se están llevando a cabo en la península ibérica, la sierra española de Gredos fue estudiada. La comunidad helmintiana del ratón de campo, Apdoemus sylvaticus (Rodentia, Muridae), fue analizada. Cualitativamente, 13 especies de helmintos fueron detectadas: Plagiorchis sp. I y Plagiorchis sp. II (Trematoda...

  5. Social indicators of dental caries among Sierra Leonean schoolchildren.

    Nörmark, S

    1993-06-01

    Most of the caries of African child populations is found in limited fractions of that population. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the caries situation of Sierra Leonean schoolchildren in relation to demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral variables, in order to develop an appropriate index for prediction of caries. A total of 610 students from primary class 1 (mean age: 7 yr) and secondary form 1 (mean age 15 yr) were dentally examined by three examiners and interviewed by their teachers. Intra- and interexaminer reproducibilities were 82 and 70%, and interinterviewer reliability was 67-100% for the individual questions. Urban students had more caries than rural. In class 1, dmfs+DMFS was 4.1 and 1.8, respectively; in form 1, DMFS was 5.3 and 3.5. Two tribes (the Fulas and the Madingos) had higher caries means than the rest, especially in class 1, where dmfs+DMFS was 6.5 and 2.4, respectively. Form 1 students with literate parents had a higher caries mean, and class 1 pupils with defective school uniforms a lower mean. The apparently high-risk groups did not consume more sweet snacks or clean their teeth less frequently. There was clearly more caries among the quartiles of children with most visible plaque on molars, but all social and demographic subgroups had similar amounts of plaque. Multivariate analyses of class 1 children showed that pupils living in urban areas, Fulas and Madingos, and children wearing complete school uniforms had caries significantly more frequently, other factors being equal.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8322004

  6. Origen y decadencia del gamonalismo en la sierra ecuatoriana

    Ibarra Crespo, Hernán

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the historical path of gamonalismo in Ecuadorian highlands. Although it could be alike to Mexican caciquismo and Brazilian coronelismo, gamonalismo had its specific forms. In Ecuador it is possible to reconstruct its meaning in political terms, as a form of traditional domination. The use of this particular term is analyzed in different historical moments between the 18th and 20th century; focusing on the origin and decline of this local power. The aim is to build an interpretative frame in order to understand agrarian sources of Ecuadorian state development and ethnic domination.

    Este artículo analiza la trayectoria histórica del gamonalismo en la sierra ecuatoriana. Aunque homologado con el caciquismo mexicano y el coronelismo brasileño, tiene rasgos específicos. En el Ecuador es posible reconstruir el significado del gamonalismo en el lenguaje político y como modalidad de dominación tradicional. Por una parte, se realiza un rastreo y análisis del uso del término en distintos momentos históricos entre los siglos XVIII y XX. Por otra parte, se efectúa un abordaje del origen y declinación de esta forma de poder. Se aspira a construir un marco interpretativo que aporte a la comprensión de los fundamentos agrarios de la constitución del Estado ecuatoriano y las formas de dominación étnica.

  7. Vulnerability of birds to climate change in California's Sierra Nevada

    Rodney B. Siegel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In a rapidly changing climate, effective bird conservation requires not only reliable information about the current vulnerability of species of conservation concern, but also credible projections of their future vulnerability. Such projections may enable managers to preempt or reduce emerging climate-related threats through appropriate habitat management. We used NatureServe's Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI to predict vulnerability to climate change of 168 bird species that breed in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, USA. The CCVI assesses species-specific exposure and sensitivity to climate change within a defined geographic area, through the integration of (a species' range maps, (b information about species' natural history traits and ecological relationships, (c historic and current climate data, and (d spatially explicit climate change projections. We conducted the assessment under two different downscaled climate models with divergent projections about future precipitation through the middle of the 21st century. Assessments differed relatively little under the two climate models. Of five CCVI vulnerability ranking categories, only one species, White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura, received the most vulnerable rank, Extremely Vulnerable. No species received the second-highest vulnerability ranking, Highly Vulnerable. Sixteen species scored as Moderately Vulnerable using one or both climate models: Common Merganser (Mergus merganser, Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus, Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus, Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius, Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa, Black Swift (Cypseloides niger, Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana, American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus, Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus, American Pipit (Anthus rubescens, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis, Pine Grosbeak

  8. Noteworthy records of two species of mammals in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, Mexico Registros notables de dos especies de mamíferos de la Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, México

    Miguel Briones-Salas

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available We conducted mammal surveys in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca (Sierra Norte in Oaxaca, Mexico, and recorded the occurrence of two conspicuous mammal species: the spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus and the coyote (Canis latrans cagottis. Spider monkeys has not been previously recorded in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, and coyotes have not been previously observed in Mexico at elevations as high as the present one (3 200 mas1 in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca.Se efectuaron colectas de mamíferos en la Sierra Madre de Oaxaca (Sierra Norte en Oaxaca, México, y se registró la notoria presencia de dos mamíferos: el mono araña (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus y el coyote (Canis latrans cagottis. El mono araña no se había registrado previamente en la Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, en tanto que el coyote, no había sido registrado en México a tan gran altitud (3 200 m como la de la localidad de captura.

  9. Hallazgo de granitoides fuertemente peraluminosos en la sierra de Famatina, orógeno famatiniano Discovery of strongly peraluminous granitoids in the Sierra de Famatina, Famatinian orogeny

    J.A. Dahlquist

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available La unidad fuertemente peraluminosa Cerro Toro, formada por rocas graníticas con cordierita y granate, constituye uno de los afloramientos más occidentales de la sierra de Famatina. Estudios combinados de petrología, geoquímica de roca total y química mineral indican que el magma primordial de esta unidad fue derivada a partir de la fusión parcial de metasedimentos en condiciones de alta temperatura (762°C y presión media (4,1 Kb. Las elevadas relaciones de Rb/Sr, Rb/Ba y las bajas relaciones de CaO/NaO2 (The strongly peraluminous Cerro Toro unit is formed of cordierite- and garnet-bearing granitic rocks and constitutes one of the most western outcrops of the Sierra de Famatina. Combined petrology, chemistry/mineralogy and whole-rock geochemistry studies indicate that the parental magma of this igneous unit was derived from the partial melting of metasediments under high temperature (762°C and moderate pressure (4,1 Kb conditions. The higher Rb/Sr, Rb/Ba and lower CaO/NaO2 ratios (< 0.34 suggest that the parental magma was derived from a metasedimentary source of psamopelitic plagioclase-rich composition (metagreywacke, suggesting anatexis of metasediments from an immature continental platform. This paper presents the first report of strongly peraluminous granitic rocks in the Sierra de Famatina. These granitic rocks are very similar to those of the Tuaní Granite peraluminous unit of the Sierra de Chepes, formed of typical Famatinian granitoids, suggesting that similar petrogenetic processes occurred in both regions of the magmatic arc during the Famatinian orogeny.

  10. Niveles de carbono orgánico y ph en suelos agrícolas de las regiones pampeana y extrapampeana argentina Organic carbon and ph levels in agricultural soils of the pampa and extra-pampean regions of argentina

    Hernán René Sainz Rozas

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El carbono orgánico (CO y el pH de los suelos son indicadores clave de la salud del suelo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue relevar el contenido de CO y pH actual (0-20 cm de los suelos agrícolas de las regiones pampeana y extrapampeana de la Argentina y realizar mapas con ambas variables, utilizando la mediana de cada partido. Otro objetivo fue comparar la eficiencia de predicción (EP de dos métodos de interpolación: 1 el método inversa de la distancia ponderada (IDP y 2 el método Kriging ordinario (KO. El número de muestras utilizados para CO y pH fue de 31.619 y 31.398, respectivamente, las que fueron tomadas en lotes de producción en 2005 y 2006. Ambos métodos produjeron mapas similares de CO y pH, pero la EP fue ligeramente mayor para el KO (65 a 80% comparado al IDP (63 a 79%. Los valores de CO variaron de 5,5 a 38,0 g kg-1, determinándose los contenidos más bajos al oeste y norte, y los más elevados al sudeste (SE de la región. Los suelos de la mayor parte del área relevada presentaron valores de pH de 6 a 7,5, salvo algunos del norte de Buenos Aires, centro-sur de Santa Fe y este de Córdoba que mostraron valores de pH de 5,5-6. El contenido de CO manifiesta una tendencia declinante e indica la necesidad de aplicar prácticas de manejo de suelo tendientes a revertir este proceso degradativo. El pH de los suelos no sería limitante para la producción de cultivos en la mayor parte del área, pero se pueden presentar potenciales problemas de acidez en determinadas zonas.Soil organic carbon (SOC and pH are considered key indicators of soil health. The objective of this study was to determine SOC and soil pH of agricultural soils (0-20 cm in the pampeana and extrapampeana regions of Argentina and to elaborate maps with both variables, using the median of each county. Soil samples were taken from fields that were sampled in 2005 and 2006 at a 20 cm-soil depth and totalled 31,619 and 31,398 for SOM and pH, respectively. The

  11. A Miocene to Pleistocene climate and elevation record of the Sierra Nevada (California).

    Mulch, A; Sarna-Wojcicki, A M; Perkins, M E; Chamberlain, C P

    2008-05-13

    Orographic precipitation of Pacific-sourced moisture creates a rain shadow across the central part of the Sierra Nevada (California) that contrasts with the southern part of the range, where seasonal monsoonal precipitation sourced to the south obscures this rain shadow effect. Orographic rainout systematically lowers the hydrogen isotope composition of precipitation (deltaD(ppt)) and therefore deltaD(ppt) reflects a measure of the magnitude of the rain shadow. Hydrogen isotope compositions of volcanic glass (deltaD(glass)) hydrated at the earth's surface provide a unique opportunity to track the elevation and precipitation history of the Sierra Nevada and adjacent Basin and Range Province. Analysis of 67 well dated volcanic glass samples from widespread volcanic ash-fall deposits located from the Pacific coast to the Basin and Range Province demonstrates that between 0.6 and 12.1 Ma the hydrogen isotope compositions of meteoric water displayed a large (>40 per thousand) decrease from the windward to the leeward side of the central Sierra Nevada, consistent with the existence of a rain shadow of modern magnitude over that time. Evidence for a Miocene-to-recent rain shadow of constant magnitude and systematic changes in the longitudinal climate and precipitation patterns strongly suggest that the modern first-order topographic elements of the Sierra Nevada characterized the landscape over at least the last 12 million years. PMID:18441101

  12. Assessment of the severity of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone in 2014-2015.

    Wong, J Y; Zhang, W; Kargbo, D; Haque, U; Hu, W; Wu, P; Kamara, A; Chen, Y; Kargbo, B; Glass, G E; Yang, R; Cowling, B J; Liu, C

    2016-05-01

    The current Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in scale, and Sierra Leone is the most severely affected country. The case fatality risk (CFR) and hospitalization fatality risk (HFR) were used to characterize the severity of infections in confirmed and probable EVD cases in Sierra Leone. Proportional hazards regression models were used to investigate factors associated with the risk of death in EVD cases. In total, there were 17 318 EVD cases reported in Sierra Leone from 23 May 2014 to 31 January 2015. Of the probable and confirmed EVD cases with a reported final outcome, a total of 2536 deaths and 886 recoveries were reported. CFR and HFR estimates were 74·2% [95% credibility interval (CrI) 72·6-75·5] and 68·9% (95% CrI 66·2-71·6), respectively. Risks of death were higher in the youngest (0-4 years) and oldest (⩾60 years) age groups, and in the calendar month of October 2014. Sex and occupational status did not significantly affect the mortality of EVD. The CFR and HFR estimates of EVD were very high in Sierra Leone. PMID:27029911

  13. Who cares for former child soldiers? Mental health systems of care in Sierra Leone

    S. Song; H. van den Brink; J. de Jong

    2013-01-01

    While numerous studies on former child soldiers (FCS) have shown mental health needs, adequate services are a challenge. This study aimed to identify priorities, barriers and facilitators of mental health care for Sierra Leonean FCS. Thematic analysis was done on 24 qualitative interviews with parti

  14. Sierra Leone's Former Child Soldiers: A Longitudinal Study of Risk, Protective Factors, and Mental Health

    Betancourt, Theresa S.; Brennan, Robert T.; Rubin-Smith, Julia; Fitzmaurice, Garrett M.; Gilman, Stephen E.

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the longitudinal course of internalizing and externalizing problems and adaptive/prosocial behaviors among Sierra Leonean former child soldiers and whether postconflict factors contribute to adverse or resilient mental health outcomes. Method: Male and female former child soldiers (N = 260, aged 10 to 17 years at…

  15. Sierra Leone's Former Child Soldiers: A Follow-Up Study of Psychosocial Adjustment and Community Reintegration

    Betancourt, Theresa Stichick; Borisova, Ivelina Ivanova; Williams, Timothy Philip; Brennan, Robert T.; Whitfield, Theodore H.; de la Soudiere, Marie; Williamson, John; Gilman, Stephen E.

    2010-01-01

    This is the first prospective study to investigate psychosocial adjustment in male and female former child soldiers (ages 10-18; n = 156, 12% female). The study began in Sierra Leone in 2002 and was designed to examine both risk and protective factors in psychosocial adjustment. Over the 2-year period of follow-up, youth who had wounded or killed…

  16. Sierra Leone : Public Expenditure Review for Water and Sanitation 2002 to 2009

    Bennett, Anthony; Thompson, Darrell; Ginneken, Meike van

    2011-01-01

    This review focuses on how public expenditure translates into the delivery of water supply and sanitation services in rural and urban areas in Sierra Leone. It describes the legal and institutional framework for the allocation of resources assesses access to Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services and past sector performance, and analyzes public expenditure in the sector, including the ...

  17. Improved Present Day Euler Vector for the Sierra Nevada Block Using GPS

    Psencik, K. O.; Dixon, T. H.; Schmalzle, G.; McQuarrie, N.; McCaffery, R.

    2006-12-01

    We present a new surface velocity field for California and Nevada (UM-CANVAS) and use it to solve for a new angular velocity for the rigid Sierra Nevada-Great Valley block. We use all publicly available GPS data for this region, from both continuous (CGPS) and episodic campaign (EGPS) sites. All data were re-processed to create a consistent velocity field. Site velocities are referenced to both stable North America and the central Basin and Range. The Sierra Nevada block is a relatively long, narrow block, bounded on the west by the San Andreas Fault, on the east by a complex fault system comprising the Eastern California Shear Zone and the Walker Lane Belt, and on the south by the Garlock fault. The northern extent of the block is not well defined. The new data along with a strain accumulation algorithm may help to define this boundary. Published estimates for the motion of Sierra Nevada block include clockwise, counter-clockwise, and no rotation relative to stable North America; the new velocity data may also help to resolve this discrepancy. To better understand the motion of the Sierra Nevada block over time, we compare our model of present day motion to a geologic model of block motion over the last 2-3 Ma (McQuarrie and Wernicke, 2005). McQuarrie, N. and B. Wernicke, An Animated tectonic reconstruction of southwestern North America since 36 Ma. Geosphere, V.1; no.3; 147-172; 2005.

  18. 75 FR 42601 - Establishment of the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area (2010R-004P)

    2010-07-22

    ... viticultural area in the Federal Register (74 FR 35146) on July 20, 2009. In that notice, TTB invited comments... the consumer with adequate information as to the identity and quality of the product. The Alcohol and... Valley'' or ``Sierra Pelona'' and any currently used brand names. In response to that notice, we...

  19. Genotypic anomaly in ebola virus strains circulating in magazine wharf Area, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2015

    S.L. Smits (Saskia); S.D. Pas (Suzan); C.B.E.M. Reusken (Chantal); B.L. Haagmans (Bart); P. Pertile; C. Cancedda; K. Dierberg; I. Wurie; A. Kamara; D. Kargbo; S.L. Caddy; A. Arias; L. Thorne; J. Lu; U. Jah; I. Goodfellow; M.P.G. Koopmans (Marion P.G.)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractThe Magazine Wharf area, Freetown, Sierra Leone was a focus of ongoing Ebola virus transmission from late June 2015. Viral genomes linked to this area contain a series of 13 T to C substitutions in a 150 base pair intergenic region downstream of viral protein 40 open reading frame, simil

  20. Coming back from the bush : gender, youth and reintegration in northern Sierra Leone

    Gog, van J.G.

    2008-01-01

    This thesis explores the postwar reintegration strategies of young women who had forcibly become affiliated with one of the fighting factions during the ten years of civil war in Sierra Leone. Instead of conceptualizing reintegration as the result of policies, the author defines it as the dynamic pr

  1. School Persistence in the Wake of War: Wartime Experiences, Reintegration Supports, and Dropout in Sierra Leone

    Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Betancourt, Theresa S.

    2014-01-01

    This article examines the relationship of wartime experience and reintegration supports to students' risk of school dropout. It draws on longitudinal, mixed-methods data collected among children and youth in Sierra Leone from 2002 through 2008. The study finds that family financial support and perceived social support are positively…

  2. Multinationals and employment in a West African sub-region: Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    Iyanda O

    1983-01-01

    ILO pub. Working paper on the impact of multinational enterprises on employment in West Africa, comprising a case study of Liberia and Sierra Leone - discusses direct foreign investment trends (1970-1981), sectoral distribution, investment policies relating to agricultural sector and mining as well as manufacturing; the impact on employment creation, productivity, wages, training, public finance, etc., (incl. Linkage effects). References.

  3. Aircraft measurements of the impacts of pollution aerosols on clouds and precipitation over the Sierra Nevada

    Rosenfeld, Daniel; Woodley, William L.; Axisa, Duncan; Freud, Eyal; Hudson, James G.; Givati, Amir

    2008-08-01

    Recent publications suggest that anthropogenic aerosols suppress orographic precipitation in California and elsewhere. A field campaign (SUPRECIP: Suppression of Precipitation) was conducted to investigate this hypothesized aerosol effect. The campaign consisted of in situ aircraft measurements of the polluting aerosols, the composition of the clouds ingesting them, and the way the precipitation-forming processes are affected. SUPRECIP was conducted during February and March of 2005 and February and March of 2006. The flights documented the aerosols and orographic clouds flowing into the central Sierra Nevada from the upwind densely populated industrialized/urbanized areas and contrasted them with the aerosols and clouds downwind of the sparsely populated areas in the northern Sierra Nevada. SUPRECIP found that the aerosols transported from the coastal regions are augmented greatly by local sources in the Central Valley resulting in high concentrations of aerosols in the eastern parts of the Central Valley and the Sierra foothills. This pattern is consistent with the detected patterns of suppressed orographic precipitation, occurring primarily in the southern and central Sierra Nevada, but not in the north. The precipitation suppression occurs mainly in the orographic clouds that are triggered from the boundary layer over the foothills and propagate over the mountains. The elevated orographic clouds that form at the crest are minimally affected. The clouds are affected mainly during the second half of the day and the subsequent evening, when solar heating mixes the boundary layer up to cloud bases. Local, yet unidentified nonurban sources are suspected to play a major role.

  4. Illiteracy, Colonial Legacy and Education: The Case of Modern Sierra Leone.

    Banya, Kingsley

    1993-01-01

    As a legacy of British colonial rule, Sierra Leone's education system gives half of its budget to higher education, heavily benefits the upper and middle classes and serves the poor and rural populations badly. The illiteracy rate is 85%. Policy recommendations are outlined for resource allocation and major restructuring of the education system.…

  5. Adult Learning Principles for the Improvement of Agricultural Extension in Sierra Leone.

    Ebun-Cole, W. A.

    1992-01-01

    Basic adult education principles should be applied in the change agent-farmer relationship in extension education in Sierra Leone. They include active learners, lifelong learning, teacher knowledge as nonabsolute, and the farming community as the center of problem generation. (SK)

  6. The Development of Education in Sierra Leone 1974/75-1975/76. Report (Part II).

    Ministry of Education (Sierra Leone).

    The report on educational development in Sierra Leone describes plans and policies set by the Ministry of Education to quicken the pace of social and economic development. In line with its objectives of eliminating illiteracy and providing primary education to every child of school age, the government has allocated a high proportion of the…

  7. Empowering Women through Education: Evidence from Sierra Leone. NBER Working Paper No. 18016

    Mocan, Naci H.; Cannonier, Colin

    2012-01-01

    We use data from Sierra Leone where a substantial education program provided increased access to education for primary-school age children but did not benefit children who were older. We exploit the variation in access to the program generated by date of birth and the variation in resources between various districts of the country. We find that…

  8. Rediscovering how Rural People Learn: An Initiative at the University of Sierra Leone.

    Haque, Farhana

    1987-01-01

    Reports on an on-going study of traditional education in Sierra Leone using examples of traditional crafts. Notes that traditional education is not cut off from life; involves the whole family; is practical and situational, interdisciplinary and multi-methodological; and is geared to the student's interests, talents, and learning patterns. (DHP)

  9. Quality in an Integrated Rural Development Program: The Sierra Leone Experience.

    Banya, Kingsley

    1995-01-01

    A study investigated the quality of teaching in a rural development project in Sierra Leone, based on teacher knowledge of subject matter and beliefs about teaching and classroom management. Focus was on the preservice training of teachers and the attitudes they brought to teaching, rather than on classroom dynamics. Subjects were 100 teacher…

  10. Reconstruction versus Transformation: Post-War Education and the Struggle for Gender Equity in Sierra Leone

    Maclure, Richard; Denov, Myriam

    2009-01-01

    In post-war contexts, education is widely regarded as essential not only for civic reconciliation, but also as a key force for gender equity. In Sierra Leone, however, despite enhanced educational opportunities for girls, much of the emphasis on post-war educational reconstruction is unlikely to rectify gender inequities that remain entrenched…

  11. Socio-Ecological Factors Affecting Pregnant Women's Anemia Status in Freetown, Sierra Leone

    M'Cormack, Fredanna; Drolet, Judy

    2012-01-01

    Background: Sierra Leone has high maternal mortality. Socio-ecological factors are considered contributing factors to this high mortality. Anemia is considered to be a direct cause of 4% of maternal deaths and an indirect cause of 20-40% of maternal deaths. Purpose: The current study explores socio-ecological contributing factors to the anemia…

  12. Linking Research, Extension and Farmers: The Case of Mangrove Swamp Rice Cultivation in Sierra Leone.

    Zinnah, Moses Moroe

    1994-01-01

    Interviews with 124 rice farmers in Sierra Leone revealed that farmers and extension staff have minimal participation and input in testing of new cultivation technologies. The top-down research approach has limited contact among researchers, extension staff, and farmers and affected the utility and application of research. (SK)

  13. Educating Africans for Inferiority under British Rule: Bo School in Sierra Leone.

    Corby, Richard A.

    1990-01-01

    Sierra Leone's Bo School was established in 1906 by British colonial officials to educate chiefs' sons for subordinate positions. Nevertheless, the school contributed to creation of the postindependence ruling class. Enrollment, curriculum, student life, responsibilities of British and African teachers, and alumni networks are examined. Contains…

  14. A Health Care Worker with Ebola Virus Disease and Adverse Prognostic Factors Treated in Sierra Leone.

    O'Shea, Matthew K; Clay, Katherine A; Craig, Darren G; Moore, Alastair J; Lewis, Stephen; Espina, Melanie; Praught, Jeff; Horne, Simon; Kao, Raymond; Johnston, Andrew M

    2016-04-01

    We describe the management of a Sierra Leonean health care worker with severe Ebola virus disease complicated by diarrhea, significant electrolyte disturbances, and falciparum malaria coinfection. With additional resources and staffing, high quality care can be provided to patients with Ebola infection and adverse prognostic factors in west Africa. PMID:26903609

  15. Youth Reintegration Training and Education for Peace (YRTEP) Program: Sierra Leone, 2000-2001. Impact Evaluation.

    Fauth, Gloria; Daniels, Bonnie

    Management Systems International (MSI), with funding from United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) and in coordination with other partners, is implementing a program in Sierra Leone entitled "Youth Reintegration Training and Education for Peace" (YRTEP). The object is to provide non-formal…

  16. Towards An Improved Curriculum for Agricultural Education at the Secondary School Level in Sierra Leone

    Conteh, Kaimasa M.

    1974-01-01

    Agricultural education is a recent addition to secondary curriculum in Sierra Leone. The author lists (1) justification for teaching it, (2) the Government's educational goals, (3) program planning steps needed, (4) tentative curriculum objectives, (5) central concepts to be transmitted to students, (6) guidelines on content organization, (7)…

  17. Bender-Gestalt Performance of Sierra Leone, West African Children from Four Sub-Cultures.

    Karr, Sharon K.

    1982-01-01

    The quality of the Bender-Gestalt performance of normal class-six children in four Sierra Leone subcultures with varying degrees of modernization showed the quality of the reproductions of the most modern subcultures to be significantly higher. The interaction of gender and the parallel to adult divisions of labor are discussed. (Author/CM)

  18. Biogeochemistry of a soil catena in the eastern Sierra Nevada Range, NV

    As a field/lab project, students in the Soil Biogeochemistry class of the University of Nevada, Reno described and characterized five pedons at Little Valley, NV, at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. Developed largely from granite, the catena encompassed five pedons, which from high to low elev...

  19. Señales del cambio global en el sitio LTER-Sierra Nevada

    A.J. Pérez-Luque

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación ecológica a largo plazo proporciona información útil para comprender las complejas dinámicas de los sistemas naturales. Esto se hace especialmente importante en las regiones de montaña como Sierra Nevada, que presenta un fuerte gradiente de condiciones ambientales en una escala espacial pequeña. En el sitio LTER-Sierra Nevada se ha implementado un programa de seguimiento a largo plazo que, junto con la integración de información ecológica sobre los ecosistemas nevadenses, está permitiendo evaluar los efectos del cambio global en esta región de montaña. En este trabajo presentamos algunos resultados de los impactos del cambio global sobre los ecosistemas nevadenses, obtenidos tras varios años de implantación del Observatorio del Cambio Global de Sierra Nevada. Además de una evaluación temporal de los principales motores de cambio global (clima y usos del suelo, presentamos varios casos de estudio del impacto del cambio global sobre la componente biótica y socioeconómica de los ecosistemas de Sierra Nevada.

  20. 76 FR 41753 - Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California, Grey's Mountain Ecosystem...

    2011-07-15

    ... dbh snags, adequate quantities of coarse woody debris, and by promoting health and vigor of oaks and encouraging growth of larger dbh trees. These are essential habitat components in the Sierra Nevada that are... and leaving trees >16''dbh, and recruitment of CWD through prescribed burning activities that...

  1. Hacia una Estrategia de Desarrollo para la Sierra Rural en el Perú

    Escobal, J.A.; Valdivia, L.

    2004-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es elaborar un documento que establezca los lineamientos de una política de desarrollo para la Sierra rural en el Perú e identificar los requerimientos institucionales y de investigación complementaria que se requerirían para la construcción de programas específicos que

  2. Chain work: notes on the informal drug economy in Sierra Leone

    Suckling, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    This poster summarises preliminary research findings from a year of PhD field research in Sierra Leone. Using participant observation and interviews I investigated how the cannabis sativa market was organized and regulated outside of the regulatory framework of the state. The poster highlights some initial findings from preliminary analysis notes and suggests directions for further information.

  3. Training for Innovation: Capacity-Building in Agricultural Research in Post-War Sierra Leone

    Gboku, Matthew L. S.; Bebeley, Jenneh F.

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines how the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) used training and development to build capacity for innovation in agricultural research following the country's civil war which ended in 2002. The Institute's training for innovation addressed different agricultural product value chains (APVCs) within the framework of…

  4. "Farming Miners" or "Mining Farmers"?: Diamond Mining and Rural Development in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone

    Maconachie, Roy; Binns, Tony

    2007-01-01

    Sierra Leone is currently emerging from a brutal civil war that lasted most of the 1990s, and now has the dubious distinction of being ranked among the world's poorest countries. As thousands of displaced people move back to their villages, a large proportion of the predominantly farm-based rural population are growing food crops for the first…

  5. Holocene glaciation of the central Sierra Nevada, California

    Bowerman, Nicole D.; Clark, Douglas H.

    2011-05-01

    Sediment cores from two bedrock-dammed lakes in North Fork Big Pine Creek, Sierra Nevada, California, preserve the most detailed and complete record of Holocene glaciation yet recovered in the region. The lakes are fed by outwash from the Palisade Glacier, the largest (˜1.3 km 2) and presumably longest-lived glacier in the range, and capture essentially all of the rock flour it produces. Distinct late-Holocene (Matthes) and late-Pleistocene (Recess Peak) moraines lie between the modern glacier and the lakes. The lakes have therefore received continuous sedimentation from the basin since the retreat of the Tioga glacier (Last Glacial Maximum) and capture rock flour related to all post-LGM advances. A total of eight long cores (up to 5.5 m sediment depth) and one short surface sediment short core preserve a coherent record of fluctuating rock flour flux to the lakes through the Holocene. Age constraints on rock flour spikes in First and Second lakes based on 31 14C-dated macrofossils indicate Holocene glaciation began ˜3200 cal yr B P, followed by a possible glacier maximum at ˜2800 cal yr B P and four distinct glacier maxima at ˜2200, ˜1600, ˜700 and ˜250-170 cal yr. B.P., the most recent maximum being the largest. Reconstruction of the equilibrium-line altitudes (ELA) associated with each distinct advance recorded in the moraines (Recess Peak, Matthes, and modern) indicates ELA depressions (relative to modern) of ˜250 m and 90 m for Recess Peak and Matthes advances, respectively. These differences represent decreases in summer temperatures of 1.7-2.8 °C (Recess Peak) and 0.2-2° (Matthes), and increases in winter precipitation of 22-34 cm snow water equivalent (s.w.e.) (Recess Peak) and 3-26 cm s.w.e. (Matthes) compared to modern conditions. Although small, these changes are significant and similar to those noted in the Cascade Range to the north, and represent a significant departure from historical climate trends in the region.

  6. The effects of epilepsy on child education in Sierra Leone.

    Ali, Desta B; Tomek, Michal; Lisk, Durodami R

    2014-08-01

    Epilepsy is associated with a significant burden of false beliefs and social stigma in the setting of Sub-Saharan Africa. To assess the impacts of epilepsy on child education in Sierra Leone (SL), we carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study examining its effects on school attendance, participation in physical activities, and social acceptance among classmates. We also assessed the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes regarding epilepsy of both the children's caregivers and teachers. The data were collected at various epilepsy clinics and schools in Freetown, SL. A total of 50 patients were interviewed and questionnaires administered to their caregivers and teachers, making a total of 150 respondents. Fifty-one percent of the children were absent from school for >5 days per month. Ninety percent did not participate in games and sports, with the commonest reason being fear of occurrence of seizures. Thirty-six percent claimed having experienced negative attitude from their classmates. Regarding the caregivers, 48% believed that epilepsy was a medical illness, while 34% considered it a demonic manifestation. Forty-eight percent were apprehensive about sending their children to school, with 83% of these caregivers stating fear of seizures and potential injuries. Only 8% of the caregivers did not prevent their children from taking part in any physical activity at school. Regarding the teachers, 16% believed that epilepsy was a demonic manifestation, and 10% thought that it was contagious. Fourteen percent did not think that children with epilepsy should go to school, and 80% would prevent children with epilepsy from participating in games and sports. When faced with a child having a seizure, 48% would hold the child down, 12% would place a hard object in the child's mouth, and 12% would avoid any physical contact. In total, 20% of the children ceased attending school permanently; daily occurrence of seizures (pattitude of classmates (pcaregiver (pchild education

  7. The Mono Arch, eastern Sierra region, California: Dynamic topography associated with upper-mantle upwelling?

    Jayko, A.S.

    2009-01-01

    A broad, topographic flexure localized east of and over the central and southern Sierra Nevada, herein named the Mono Arch, apparently represents crustal response to lithospheric and/or upper-mantle processes, probably dominated by mantle upwelling within the continental interior associated Pacific-North American plate-boundary deformation. This zone of flexure is identified through comparison between the topographic characteristics of the active Cascade volcanic arc and backarc regions with the analogous former arc and backarc in the Sierra Nevada and eastern Sierra Nevada. Serial topographic profiles measured normal to the modern Cascade backarc reveal an accordance of topographic lows defined by valley floors with an average minimum elevation of ???1400-1500m for over 175km to the southeast. Although the accordance drops in elevation slightly to the south, the modern Cascade backarc region is remarkably level, and is characterized by relief up to ???750m above this baseline elevation. By contrast, serial topographic profiles over the former arc and backarc transitions of the eastern Sierra region exhibit a regional anticlinal warping defined by accordant valley floors and by a late Miocene-early Pliocene erosion surface and associated deposits. The amplitude of this flexure above regionally flat baseline elevations to the east varies spatially along the length of the former Sierran arc, with a maximum of ???1000m centred over the Bridgeport Basin. The total zone of flexure is approximately 350km long N-S and 100km wide E-W, and extends from Indian Wells Valley in the south to the Sonora Pass region in the north. Previous geophysical, petrologic, and geodetic studies suggest that the Mono Arch overlies a zone of active mantle upwelling. This region also represents a zone crustal weakness formerly exploited by the middle-to-late Miocene arc and is presently the locus of seismic and volcanic activities. This seismic zone, which lies east of the Sierra Nevada block

  8. Sierra cooperative ozone impact assessment study: Year 4. Volume 2, Part B. 1994 hourly data tabulations. Final report

    Carroll, J.J.; Dixon, A.J.

    1995-05-01

    The purpose of the Sierra Cooperative Ozone Impact Assessment Study (SCOIAS) was to characterize ozone concentration and meteorological conditions in mixed conifer forests on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The report summarizes the data collected in 1994. The major tasks were to continue aerometric monitoring at six stations in five national forests, and to measure leaf water potential as a factor influencing ozone uptake by pine trees growing near the monitoring stations. The six stations were located at Mountain Home in the Sequoia, Shaver Lake and Jerseydale in the Sierra, Five-Mile in the Stanislaus, Sly Park in the El Dorado, and White Cloud in the Tahoe National Forests.

  9. Two-phase westward encroachment of Basin and Range extension into thenorthern Sierra Nevada

    Surpless, Benjamin E.; Stockli, Daniel F.; Dumitru, TrevorA.; Miller, Elizabeth L.

    2002-01-01

    Structural, geophysical, and thermochronologicaldata from the transition zone between the Sierra Nevada and the Basin andRange province at latitude ~39°N suggest ~100 km westward encroachmentof Basin and Range extensional deformation since the middle Miocene. Extension,accommodated primarily by east dipping normal faults that bound west tilted,range-forming fault blocks, varies in magnitude from 150% in the Wassuk and Singatse Rangesto the east. Geological and apatite fission track data from exhumed uppercrustal sections in the Wassuk and Singatse Ranges point to rapid footwallcooling related to large magnitude extension starting at ~14-15Ma. Farther to the west, geological and thermochronological data indicatea younger period of extension in the previously unextended Pine Nut Mountains,the Carson Range, and the Tahoe-Truckee depression initiated between 10 Maand 3 Ma, and incipient post-0.5 Ma faulting to the west of the Tahoe-Truckeearea. These data imply the presence of an extensional breakaway zone betweenthe Singatse Range and the Pine Nut Mountains at ~14-15 Ma, formingthe boundary between the Sierra Nevada and Basin and Range at that time. Inaddition, fission track data imply a Miocene preextensional geothermal gradientof 27 +/- 5°C km-1 in the central Wassuk Rangeand 20 +/- 5°C km-1 in the Singatse Range,much higher than the estimated early Tertiary gradient of 10 +/- 5°Ckm-1 for the Sierra Nevada batholith. This might pointto a significant increase in geothermal gradients coupled with a likely decreasein crustal strength enabling the initiation of extensional faulting. Apatitefission track, geophysical, and geological constraints across the Sierra Nevada-Basinand Range transition zone indicate a two-stage, coupled structural and thermalwestward encroachment of the Basin and Range province into the Sierra Nevadasince the middle Miocene.

  10. Temporal Slip Variation of the Sierra Nevada Frontal Fault System and Effects on Landscape Evolution

    Kemp, C. D.; Wakabayashi, J.

    2008-12-01

    Temporal variability of vertical separation- and slip-rates determined by new geochronologic and geomorphic studies provides data to better understand the tectonic and geomorphic evolution of the Sierra Nevada. The Quincy and Lake Almanor region of the northern Sierra Nevada hosts ideal field relations to examine both long- and short-term slip- and vertical-separation rates of the Eastern Sierra Frontal Fault system (Frontal Fault system) and their relation to landscape evolution. We report initial results of the study. Geochronology provides key data to determine 1) the rate of uplift-related stream incision 2) the rate of vertical separation of the Frontal Fault system 3) the northern Sierra Nevada landscape response to temporal rate variations. Forty-one Late Cenozoic volcanic deposits yield K-Ar conventional and Ar-Ar incremental heating ages between .15 Ma and 3.3 Ma; another ten Ar-Ar ages of rocks from the Mehrten and Yana Formations are pending and the expected age range for these samples is ~2.8 Ma to ~5 Ma respectively. The present northern Sierra Nevada landscape is characterized by high plateau-like ridges capped by Yana or Mehrten volcanics above deeply incised canyons. Field and geomorphic relations reveal a reverse stratigraphic sequence of terrace-like remnants of basaltic or andesitic composition in the North Fork Feather River canyon. Ar-Ar ages of the inset volcanics indicate rapid incision since 2.8 Ma with rates of incision increasing into the present. Similarly, field and geomorphic relations of older rocks reveal incipience and evolution of relief generation. Rocks of the ~5 Ma Mehrten Formation are occasionally underlain by Eocene to Miocene "auriferous" gravels deposited by trans-Sierran paleochannels; field relations of the Mehrten Fm. and gravels indicate low-relief paleotopography at Miocene-Pliocene time. Likewise, the Yana Fm. indicates similar paleotopography at 2.8 Ma thus constraining timing of relief production to post

  11. Strategies and efforts to restore small ruminants populations in Sierra Leone: A case study of south eastern Sierra Leone

    Two hundred (200) small ruminants, goats (180 doe and 20 buck), were restocked in forty-eight villages within three years. A twenty minute Rapid Rural Appraisal was conducted in each operational village for two weeks to know the communities and animals reared before and after the war. Participatory Rural Appraisal followed immediately. Beneficiaries used this opportunity to decide how they wanted the restocking to be done. During PRA, animal rearing communities comprising 12 men and 8 women were selected by the entire communities in each village, with no interference from thieves. Each group was headed by a Chairman, who organized the entire village to formulate animal rearing by-laws. Criteria were developed for selection of villages, group members and construction sites. During the first year, 20 villages were selected. Each village was restocked with 10 goats (9 doe and 1 buck).At the end of first year, each restocked village repay 5 doe and 1 buck. 120 goats were collected at the end of first year and redistributed to 12 villages. At the end of second year, 72 goats were recollected from 12 villages and the project contributed 8, which were later redistributed to 8 villages. At the end of the third year, the 8 villages repay the same number of goats and this same quantity was redistributed to the remaining 8 villages (5 doe and 1 buck). Remaining goats in each village was shared to either family household or compound. Town thieves receive two female goats on behalf of the village and animal rearing groups are compensated at the end of redistribution. Small ruminants are the most expensive items in rural Sierra Leone when compared with other items weight by weight. Small ruminant restocking helped built damaged and burnt down houses, restart life, pay school fees and above all bring unity among scattered families or community. Adopting the above methods will increase small ruminant population within a short period in war torn countries. Constant attention

  12. Commentary (Introduction of Fresh Evidence by the Prosecution During Cross-Examination in the Special Court for Sierra Leone)

    Marchuk, Iryna

    2016-01-01

    This commentary addresses a number of important evidentiary issues that arose during cross-examination of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, who who stood trial and was convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war before the UN......-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). At the core of cross-examination was the Prosecution’s strategy to challenge Taylor’s self-portrayal as a peacemaker and to demonstrate a pattern of conduct of the accused in Liberia similar to the one pursued by war-mongering leaders of various rebel groups in...... Sierra Leone. The Prosecution also attempted to demonstrate close links between the accused and the leadership of the notorious Revolutionary United Front (RUF), which he allegedly used to commit crimes in order to gain access to Sierra Leone’s boundless mineral resources, including diamond deposits. A...

  13. Order of 13 December 1985 on the transfer to ENRESA of the Radioactive Waste Management Facility at Sierra Albarrana

    This Order provides for the transfer of the Radioactive Waste Management Facility at Sierra Albarrana from the Junta de Energia Nuclear to ENRESA, the National Enterprise for Radioactive Waste; it also organises all stages of the transfer. (NEA)

  14. Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone: Forms, Reliability of Reported Status, and Accuracy of Related Demographic and Health Survey Questions

    Owolabi Bjälkander; Donald S Grant; Vanja Berggren; Heli Bathija; Lars Almroth

    2013-01-01

    Objective. To determine forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), assess consistency between self-reported and observed FGM status, and assess the accuracy of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) FGM questions in Sierra Leone. Methods. This cross-sectional study, conducted between October 2010 and April 2012, enrolled 558 females aged 12–47 from eleven antenatal clinics in northeast Sierra Leone. Data on demography, FGM status, and self-reported anatomical descriptions were collected. Genital...

  15. Patrimonio, Minería y Rutas en el Valle de Alcudia y Sierra Madrona (Ciudad Real)

    Cañizares Ruiz, María del Carmen

    2013-01-01

    The main aim of this article is to analyze the territorial heritage linked with mining activities through the preparation of a specific route in the Valley of Alcudia-Sierra Madrona territory. To this end, the information provided by the Association for the Sustainable Development of the Valley of Alcudia and Sierra Madrona has been very helpful, along with a review of bibliographical sources and fieldwork. Results are summarized in the characterization of the mining heritage of the region, t...

  16. Composition of modern sand from the Sierra Nevada, California, USA: Implications for actualistic petrofacies of continental-margin magmatic arcs

    Ingersoll, Raymond V.; Eastmond, Daniel J.

    2007-01-01

    The Sierra Nevada of California represents the roots of a long-lived magmatic arc (primarily Cretaceous) that is presently being dissected as the range is uplifted, beginning in the south and progressing northward. This dissection is occurring concurrently with northward migration of the Mendocino triple junction, south of which magmatic-arc activity is absent, and north of which magmatic-arc activity continues. A north-to-south transect along the Sierra Nevada represents transitions of activ...

  17. Diversidad de mamíferos de la Reserva Natural Sierra Nanchititla, México Diversity of mammals in the Natural Reserve Sierra Nanchititla, Mexico

    Octavio Monroy-Vilchis; Martha M. Zarco-González; José Ramírez-Pulido; Ulises Aguilera-Reyes

    2011-01-01

    La Reserva Natural Sierra Nanchititla (RNSN), por su extensión, es la segunda área natural protegida del Estado de México; sin embargo, se desconoce gran parte de su biodiversidad. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estimar su diversidad mastofaunística. Se utilizó el trampeo directo para la colecta de mamíferos pequeños y trampas-cámara para el estudio de los mamíferos medianos y grandes. Se calculó la diversidad a partir del índice de Margalef, y se evaluaron la dominancia y la equidad mediant...

  18. DATACIONES ARQUEOMAGNÉTICAS EN LA CIUDADELA DE TEOTIHUACAN, SIERRA DE LAS NAVAJAS Y XALASCO (Archaeomagnetic Datings in the Citadel of Teotihuacan, Sierra de las Navajas, and Xalasco

    Anuar Gabriel Terán Guerrero

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El control cronoestratigráfico es fundamental para el desarrollo del trabajo arqueológico, por ello el arqueomagnetismo se ha constituido como una gran herramienta para las dataciones. En este trabajo se muestran los resultados de dataciones arqueomagnéticas mediante la determinación de la dirección de magnetización de pisos de estuco de tres sitios de la cultura teotihuacana: Ciudadela de Teotihuacan, Sierra de las Navajas y Xalasco, Tlaxcala. Esta cultura se desarrolló en el centro de México a partir del año 1 d. C., teniendo su mayor esplendor durante los siglos IV al VI d. C. Tres etapas constructivas fueron muestreadas en la ciudadela de Teotihuacan: la preciudadela, la pirámide de Quetzalcóatl y la pirámide adosada. La Sierra de las Navajas en Hidalgo, a 50 km de Teotihuacan, era su principal proveedor de obsidiana, por lo que es de interés conocer sus periodos de ocupación. El motivo del análisis de los pisos de Xalasco, Tlaxcala, sitio de la cultura teotihuacana, es por encontrarse en la ruta de comunicación con la zona del Golfo de México. Utilizando la metodología y el programa de Pavón-Carrasco et al. (2014 se infieren intervalos de tiempo que nos permiten comprender la dinámica ocupacional de estos sitios. ENGLISH: The chronostratigraphic control is fundamental during any archaeological survey. Recent studies over the Americas showed that archaeomagnetism emerges as a great tool for absolute dating purposes. In this paper, we report new archaeomagnetic datings obtained from stucco floors belonging to three sites of Teotihuacan: the Citadel of Teotihuacan, Sierra de las Navajas and Xalasco, Tlaxcala. This culture developed in central Mexico from AD 1, having its greatest splendor during the 4th to 6th centuries AD. Three construction phases were sampled in the citadel of Teotihuacan: the pre-Citadel, the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl and the terraced pyramid. The Sierra de la Navajas in Hidalgo, located 50 km from

  19. DATACIONES ARQUEOMAGNÉTICAS EN LA CIUDADELA DE TEOTIHUACAN, SIERRA DE LAS NAVAJAS Y XALASCO (Archaeomagnetic Datings in the Citadel of Teotihuacan, Sierra de las Navajas, and Xalasco)

    Anuar Gabriel Terán Guerrero; Ana María Soler Arechalde; Avto Goguitchaichvili; Cecilia Caballero-Miranda; Juan Morales; Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi

    2016-01-01

    El control cronoestratigráfico es fundamental para el desarrollo del trabajo arqueológico, por ello el arqueomagnetismo se ha constituido como una gran herramienta para las dataciones. En este trabajo se muestran los resultados de dataciones arqueomagnéticas mediante la determinación de la dirección de magnetización de pisos de estuco de tres sitios de la cultura teotihuacana: Ciudadela de Teotihuacan, Sierra de las Navajas y Xalasco, Tlaxcala. Esta cultura se desarrolló en el centro de Méxic...

  20. Geología y fracturas en la estructura San Pedro, sierra del Alto Río Seco, Sierras Subandinas, provincia de Salta

    L. Di Marco

    2005-01-01

    La estructura San Pedro se encuentra en el sector central-septentrional de la unidad morfo-estructural de Sierras Subandinas. Su columna estratigráfica esta caracterizada por una compleja historia geológica en la que se superponen varias cuencas sedimentarias con distinto origen, con un relleno total de más de 10.000 m de espesor y desarrolladas en diferentes edades geológicas y bajo distintos ambientes. El yacimiento San Pedrito (niveles devónicos), ubicado en el bloque Acambuco de la cuenca...

  1. Flora útil de los cafetales en la Sierra Norte de Puebla, México Useful plants of the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico

    Miguel Ángel Martínez; Virginia Evangelista; Francisco Basurto; Myrna Mendoza; Antonio Cruz-Rivas

    2007-01-01

    Los cafetales de la Sierra Norte de Puebla son agroecosistemas variados en composición y estructura, donde se pueden encontrar especies vegetales cultivadas y silvestres, nativas e introducidas, y cuya diversidad florística está estrechamente ligada a las condiciones sociales, económicas y ecológicas en las que se inserta la producción del café. En la última década el cultivo de esta planta ha estado en crisis debido a los bajos precios del producto; sin embargo,los agricultores mantienen los...

  2. Ignimbrite Flare-up in the North-Central Sierra Madre del Sur, Southern Mexico: a Continuation of the Sierra Madre Occidental Ignimbrite Province?

    Moran-Zenteno, D. J.; Alba-Aldave, L.; Gonzalez-Torres, E. A.; Martiny, B.; Bravo-Diaz, B. A.; Sohn, E.

    2007-05-01

    The north-central Sierra Madre del Sur, immediately south of the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt, is made up of a series of Eocene silicic volcanic centers distributed along a WNW trending 300 km long belt from Valle de Bravo to Huautla (98°50'-100°30'W longitude). This belt constitutes an inland arc near parallel to, and coeval with, the coastal batholitic belt of southern Mexico. It includes at least 9 exhumed volcanic edifices that display diverse caldera styles controlled by regional fracture zones and rheological contrasts in the host rocks. Initiation of the volcanism ranges from 37 Ma in the west to 32 Ma in the east, and extinction of magmatism was nearly simultaneous in the eastern half of the belt. Southwest of the silicic volcanic belt, andesitic volcanism is slightly younger (33-29 Ma) and the combined effect of post-Eocene uplift and erosion removed most of the extracaldera facies. The remnants of the silicic volcanic cover extend over an area of ~3000 km2. Reactivated fracture zones related to the volcanic activity include NW to W- trending faults that reveal a transition from left lateral to right lateral slip as result of a change in the stress field during the last stages of silicic volcanism. These and other groups of N-S to NNW trending faults accommodated the collapse structures and were the sites of emplacement of massive pyroclastic dikes. Immediately north of the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt, ignimbrites and related rocks of the Mesa Central and southern Sierra Madre Occidental are slightly younger and display a westward 30 to ~15 Ma migration pattern accompanied by E-W regional extension. These patterns have been attributed to the roll back of the subducted slab, which caused the ascent of asthenospheric mantle and probably triggered ignimbrite flare-up. The distinct tectonic and geochronologic patterns of the arc volcanic rocks in the northern Sierra Madre del Sur and the southern Sierra Madre Occidental-Mesa Central suggests two slab segments

  3. Virajes en las políticas públicas de tierras. Continuidades y discontinuidades a partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, región pampeana. Argentina

    Marina Bustamante

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El acceso a la tierra -tanto a la propiedad como al usufructo- es de capital importancia en el desarrollo socio-económico de la Región Pampeana argentina y, por tanto, ha sido objeto de diversas políticas públicas. Sin embargo, su formulación e implementación ha sido dinámica y cambiante, en función del contexto mundial y nacional y en función de voluntades políticas que responden y promueven un determinado estilo de desarrollo. A partir de dicha consideración, se identifican - desde mediados del siglo XX- dos etapas con un tratamiento de la cuestión de la tierra y de las relaciones sociales en juego nítidamente diferentes: una primera, en la cual las políticas agrarias parten de considerar a la tierra como bien de trabajo con función social -lo que se plasma en medidas de acción sobre la tenencia de la tierra-, y una segunda en la cual es considerada sólo como un bien de producción, de renta y especulación -lo que se materializa en políticas de apropiación de excedentes económicos-. Se pretende comprender cómo se articulan las voluntades políticas con los proyectos económicos y con las demandas sociales, para construir así un modelo de país acorde a cada momento histórico. Con tal propósito, se conceptualiza la política agropecuaria y las múltiples características que la definen, para continuar con el análisis de las sucesivas políticas públicas de tierras así como del contexto socio-económico en el cual se desarrollan. Para emprender tal tarea se recurre a la lectura crítica y analítica de cuantioso material bibliográfico, consistente en trabajos científicos y técnicos, legislaciones específicas, artículos periodísticos, así como publicaciones varias que contribuyen a enriquecer la temática

  4. Registro de Nephridiophaga sp. (Protista: Nephridiophagidae en Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae del Sur de la región Pampeana Record of Nephridiophaga sp. (Protista: Nephridiophagidae in Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae of the southern Pampas

    Santiago Plischuk

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Durante estudios prospectivos tendientes a la detección de protistas asociados a ápidos en la región Pampeana, se observó la presencia de esporos ovales bicóncavos y grupos de esporos (cúmulos en los túbulos de Malpighi de abejas de Dufaur, partido de Saavedra, sudoeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Los esporos maduros midieron 4,8 ± 0,05 x 2,4 ± 0,03 μm y la carga (intensidad promedió 5,71 ± 1,49 x 10(6 esporos/abeja. Las detecciones se efectuaron entre julio y octubre de 2006 y la prevalencia en las colmenas positivas osciló entre 1 y 16,7 %. Las características morfológicas de los esporos, el lugar de desarrollo y la especie huésped involucrada sugieren que el microorganismo en cuestión, pertenece al género Nephridiophaga y sería N. apis Ivani, especie tipo cuyo conocimiento es extremadamente limitado. El hallazgo constituye el primer registro de un nefridiofágido asociado a A mellifera fuera del continente europeo.During surveys for the detection of protists associated to Apidae in the Pampas region, biconcave oval spores, and spore clumps were observed in the Malpighian tubules of honeybees from Dufaur, Saavedra county, southwestern Buenos Aires province. Mature spores measured 4.8 ± 0.05 x 2.4 ± 0.03 μm, and mean spore load was 5.71 ± 1.49 x 10(6 per honeybee. Detections were from July to October 2006, and prevalence in positive colonies ranged from 1 to 16.7%. Morphology of the spores, the site of development, and the identity of the host species suggest that the isolated microorganism belongs to the genus Nephridiophaga and would be N apis Ivani, the type species, knowledge on which is extremely limited. The finding constitutes the first record of a nephridiophagid in honeybees outside of Europe.

  5. Estimating aboveground biomass for broadleaf woody plants and young conifers in Sierra Nevada, California forests.

    McGinnis, Thomas W.; Shook, Christine D.; Keeley, Jon E.

    2010-01-01

    Quantification of biomass is fundamental to a wide range of research and natural resource management goals. An accurate estimation of plant biomass is essential to predict potential fire behavior, calculate carbon sequestration for global climate change research, assess critical wildlife habitat, and so forth. Reliable allometric equations from simple field measurements are necessary for efficient evaluation of plant biomass. However, allometric equations are not available for many common woody plant taxa in the Sierra Nevada. In this report, we present more than 200 regression equations for the Sierra Nevada western slope that relate crown diameter, plant height, crown volume, stem diameter, and both crown diameter and height to the dry weight of foliage, branches, and entire aboveground biomass. Destructive sampling methods resulted in regression equations that accurately predict biomass from one or two simple, nondestructive field measurements. The tables presented here will allow researchers and natural resource managers to easily choose the best equations to fit their biomass assessment needs.

  6. Climate controls on forest productivity along the climate gradient of the western Sierra Nevada

    Kelly, A. E.; Goulden, M. L.

    2010-12-01

    The broad climate gradient of the slopes of the western Sierra Nevada mountains supports ecosystems spanning extremes of productivity, biomass, and function. We are using this natural environmental gradient to understand how climate controls NPP, aboveground biomass, species' range limits, and phenology. Our experimental approach combines eddy covariance, sap flow, dendrometer, and litterfall measurements in combination with soil and hydrological data from the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (SSCZO). We have found that above about 2500 m, forest productivity is limited by winter cold, while below 1200 m, productivity is likely limited by summer drought. The sweet spot between these elevations has a nearly year-long growing season despite a snowpack that persists for as long as six months. Our results show that small differences in temperature can markedly alter the water balance and productivity of mixed conifer forests.

  7. Propuesta para la construcción del concepto de interculturalldad caso la sierra nevada

    Julio Marino Barragán

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available La imponente Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta controla buena parte del clima de toda la  región, gracias a la montaña sagrada los huracanes no son tan devastadores como sí la son por otras latitudes. Así como la Sierra, el  departamento del Magdalena es una de las regiones culturales más ricas del país y de la cuenca del Caribe. En el Magdalena encontramos poblados típicos de la múltiple mezcla, del mestizaje de los sinnúmeros de vertientes culturales que se arriesgan a venir por estas tierras, desde el cercano oriente, la esteparia Rusia.

  8. Structure of Sierra Blanca (Alpujarride Complex, west of the Betic Cordillera

    Andreo, B.

    1995-04-01

    Full Text Available Sierra Blanca, situated in the SW of Málaga, forms part of the Blanca unit, belonging to the Alpujarride Complex of the Betic Cordillera. Its lithologic sequences are made up of a group of migmatites, gneisses and schists and an upper formation of marbles (white dolomitic and the bottom and blue calcareous towards the top, linked with a transitional contact. The structure of Sierra Blanca is comprised of folds, generally isoclinal, with reversed limbs and with important tectonic transpositions, the direction of which is approximately E-W in the eastern area and N-S and E-W in the West. In both areas the folds present opposing vergences, consistently towards the interior of the sierra. The origin of these structures is explained with a model of westerly movements of the Blanca unit, in relation to the Los Reales unit, with the formation of frontal and lateral folds. In its advancement, the western part of Sierra Blanca underwent an important anti-clockwise rotation responsible for the co-existence of folds in N-S and E-W directions. These structures occurred under ductile conditions, owing to the presence of important overthrusting peridotitic masses of the Los Reales unit. This model of westerly displacement is inserted in the process undergone by the Betic-Rif Internal Zones (with Blanca and Los Reales units included which occurred at the end of the Oligocene-Early Miocene when the Gibraltar arch began to be formed.Sierra Blanca, situada al SW de Málaga, forma parte de la unidad de Blanca que pertenece al complejo Alpujárride de la Cordillera Bética. Su secuencia litológica está compuesta por un conjunto inferior de migmatitas, gneises y esquistos, y por una formación superior de mármoles, blancos dolomíticos en la base y mármoles calizos azules hacia la parte superior, entre los que existe un tránsito gradual. La estructura de Sierra Blanca está formada por pliegues, generalmente isoclinales, con flancos invertidos que muestran

  9. Maintaining effective mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis through in-process monitoring in Sierra Leone

    Hodges Mary H; Sonnie Mustapha; Turay Hamid; Conteh Abdulai; MacCarthy Florence; Sesay Santigie

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Since 2007 Sierra Leone has conducted mass drug administration (MDA) for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) implemented by unpaid community health volunteers (CHVs). Other health campaigns such as Mother and Child Health Weeks (MCHW) pay for services to be implemented at community level and these persons are then known as community health workers (CHWs). In 2010, the LF MDA in the 12 districts of the Southern, Northern and Eastern Provinces un-expectantly coincid...

  10. Impact of interannual variations in aerosol particle sources on orographic precipitation over California's Central Sierra Nevada

    J. M. Creamean; A. P. Ault; White, A B; P. J. Neiman; Ralph, F.M.; Minnis, P.; K. A. Prather

    2015-01-01

    Aerosols that serve as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice nuclei (IN) have the potential to profoundly influence precipitation processes. Furthermore, changes in orographic precipitation have broad implications for reservoir storage and flood risks. As part of the CalWater field campaign (2009–2011), the variability and associated impacts of different aerosol sources on precipitation were investigated in the California Sierra Nevada using an aerosol tim...

  11. Gold Mining Impacts on Food Chain Mercury in Northwestern Sierra Nevada Streams

    Slotton, Darell G; Ayers, Shaun M; Reuter, John E; Goldman, Charles R

    1995-01-01

    More than three million kilograms of mercury are estimated to have been lost into northwestern Sierra Nevada rivers during the course of gold mining in the Gold Rush period of the last century (1840s - 1880s). Mercury was used extensively in the gold recovery process to amalgamate fine gold particles. Gold mining has continued at a less intensive scale through the present, with a relative resurgence of dredging operations during the past decade. In this study, we investigated mercury levels i...

  12. Resilience Through Disturbance: Effects of Wildfire on Vegetation and Water Balance in the Sierra Nevadas

    Boisrame, G. F. S.; Thompson, S. E.; Stephens, S.; Collins, B.; Tague, N.

    2015-12-01

    A century of fire suppression in the Western United States has drastically altered the historically fire-adapated ecology in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Fire suppression is understood to have increased the forest cover, as well as the stem density, canopy cover and water demand of montane forests, reducing resilience of the forests to drought, and increasing the risk of catastrophic fire by drying the landscape and increasing fuel loads. The potential to reverse these trends by re-introducing fire into the Sierra Nevada is highly promising, but the likely effects on vegetation structure and water balance are poorly quantified. The Illilouette Creek Basin in Yosemite National Park represents a unique experiment in the Sierra Nevada, in which managers have moved from fire suppression to allowing a near-natural fire regime to prevail since 1972. Changes in vegetation structure in the Illilouette since the restoration of natural burning provides a unique opportunity to examine how frequent, mixed severity fires can reshape the Sierra Nevada landscape. We characterize these changes from 1969 to the present using a combination of Landsat products and high-resolution aerial imagery. We describe how the landscape structure has changed in terms of vegetation composition and its spatial organization, and explore the drivers of different post-fire vegetation type transitions (e.g. forest to shrubland vs. forest to meadow). By upscaling field data using vegetation maps and Landsat wetness indices, we explore how these vegetation transitions have impacted the water balance of the Illilouette Creek Basin, potentially increasing its resilience in the face of drought, climate change, and catastrophic fire. In a region that is adapted to frequent disturbance from fire, this work helps us understand how allowing such natural disturbances to take place can increase the sustainability of diverse landscapes in the long term.

  13. From war to illicit economies: organized crime and state-building in Liberia and Sierra Leone

    Vorrath, Judith

    2014-01-01

    Liberia and Sierra Leone are commonly categorized as fragile and conflict-affected states. They are seen as being particularly vulnerable to organized crime due to deficiencies in their criminal justice systems and having insufficient control of their borders. But they also have emerged from peace processes combining state-building with the transformation of war economies. These were strongly based on the competing control of resources such as diamonds, gold, and timber by armed groups and st...

  14. Communicable Diseases and Gender Norms in the Sierra Leone Armed Forces

    Djibo, Audrey Marie-Delphine

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND : Communicable diseases affecting military personnel in sub-Saharan Africa impact the overall health of soldiers and their contacts, and include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis infections. Understanding the risks of acquisition and transmission of sexually transmissible infections, particularly of HIV, is critical in shaping effective prevention interventions among soldiers in Sierra Leone. Sexual behaviors including partner types and condom use, as well as other be...

  15. Dataset of Phenology of Mediterranean high-mountain meadows flora (Sierra Nevada, Spain)

    Antonio Jesús Pérez-Luque; Cristina Patricia Sánchez-Rojas; Regino Zamora; Ramón Pérez-Pérez; Francisco Javier Bonet

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Sierra Nevada mountain range (southern Spain) hosts a high number of endemic plant species, being one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean basin. The high-mountain meadow ecosystems (borreguiles) harbour a large number of endemic and threatened plant species. In this data paper, we describe a dataset of the flora inhabiting this threatened ecosystem in this Mediterranean mountain. The dataset includes occurrence data for flora collected in those ecosystems...

  16. Dataset of Phenology of Mediterranean high-mountain meadows flora (Sierra Nevada, Spain)

    Pérez-Luque, Antonio Jesús; Sánchez-Rojas, Cristina Patricia; Zamora, Regino; Pérez-Pérez, Ramón; Bonet, Francisco Javier

    2015-01-01

    Sierra Nevada mountain range (southern Spain) hosts a high number of endemic plant species, being one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean basin. The high-mountain meadow ecosystems (borreguiles) harbour a large number of endemic and threatened plant species. In this data paper, we describe a dataset of the flora inhabiting this threatened ecosystem in this Mediterranean mountain. The dataset includes occurrence data for flora collected in those ecosystems in two p...

  17. Estimating the basic reproductive ratio for the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone

    Khan, Adnan; Naveed, Mahim; Dur-e-Ahmad, Muhammad; Imran, Mudassar

    2015-01-01

    Background Ebola virus disease has reemerged as a major public health crisis in Africa, with isolated cases also observed globally, during the current outbreak. Methods To estimate the basic reproductive ratio R0, which is a measure of the severity of the outbreak, we developed a SEIR (susceptible-exposed-infected-recovered) type deterministic model, and used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Two different data ...

  18. Exploring the decision-­making processes during childbirth in rural Sierra Leone

    Treacy, Laura Claire

    2014-01-01

    High rates of maternal mortality remain a persistent problem in Sierra Leone. Efforts to reduce these high rates have included initiatives to encourage more women to deliver at health facilities. Despite the introduction of free health care for pregnant women, many women still continue to deliver at home, with few having access to a skilled birth attendant. In addition, inequalities between rural and urban areas in accessing and utilising health facilities persist. Further insight into how an...

  19. Impact of civil war on emotion recognition: the denial of sadness in Sierra Leone

    Umiltà, Maria Allessandra; Wood, Rachel; Loffredo, Francesca; Ravera, Roberto; Gallese, Vittorio

    2013-01-01

    Studies of children with atypical emotional experience demonstrate that childhood exposure to high levels of hostility and threat biases emotion perception. This study investigates emotion processing, in former child soldiers and non-combatant civilians. All participants have experienced prolonged violence exposure during childhood. The study, carried out in Sierra Leone, aimed to examine the effects of exposure to and forced participation in acts of extreme violence on the emotion processing...

  20. Impact of civil war on emotion recognition: the denial of sadness in Sierra Leone.

    Maria Alessandra eUmilta'; Rachel eWood; Francesca eLoffredo; Roberto eRavera; Vittorio eGallese

    2013-01-01

    Studies of children with atypical emotional experience demonstrate that childhood exposure to high levels of hostility and threat biases emotion perception. This study investigates emotion processing, in former child soldiers and non-combatant civilians. All participants have experienced prolonged violence exposure during childhood. The study, carried out in Sierra Leone, aimed to examine the effects of exposure to and forced participation in acts of extreme violence on the emotion processing...

  1. Modeling the Impact of Interventions on an Epidemic of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia

    Rivers, Caitlin M.; Lofgren, Eric T.; Marathe, Madhav,; Eubank, Stephen; Lewis, Bryan L.

    2014-01-01

    Background: An Ebola outbreak of unparalleled size is currently affecting several countries in West Africa, and international efforts to control the outbreak are underway. However, the efficacy of these interventions, and their likely impact on an Ebola epidemic of this size, is unknown. Forecasting and simulation of these interventions may inform public health efforts. Methods: We use existing data from Liberia and Sierra Leone to parameterize a mathematical model of Ebola and use this model...

  2. The process and practice of diagnosis: innovations in diagnostics for Lassa fever in Sierra Leone

    Wilkinson, Annie

    2013-01-01

    This thesis is about the process and practice of diagnosis and the implications of new diagnostic technologies in low resource settings. As a setting and a disease which has seen significant investment in diagnostics, Lassa fever in Sierra Leone has been selected as a case study to examine these themes. In this thesis, 'new diagnostic technologies’ refers to laboratory-based diagnostics which are fast, reliable, accurate and can be used in low income settings. The starting point of this thesi...

  3. Soil moisture response to snowmelt and rainfall in a sierra nevada mixed-conifer forest

    Bales, RC; Hopmans, JW; O'Geen, AT; Meadows, M.; Hartsough, PC; Kirchner, P; Hunsaker, CT; Beaudette, D

    2011-01-01

    Using data from a water-balance instrument cluster with spatially distributed sensors we determined the magnitude and within-catchment variability of components of the catchmentscale water balance, focusing on the relationship of seasonal evapotranspiration to changes in snowpack and soil moisture storage. Co-located, continuous snow depth and soil moisture measurements were deployed in a rain-snow transition catchment in the mixed-conifer forest in the Southern Sierra Nevada. At each elevati...

  4. Online strategies for offline business the case of Millennials and shopping centrs (Sonae Sierra)

    Kotzaeroglou, Aliki

    2016-01-01

    The project, conducted within a direct research internship at Sonae Sierra, aims to propose innovative digital approaches for Shopping Centres (SC) to deal successfully with millennial consumer behavior concerning digital devices and online content in relation to shopping. An online survey followed by a focus group were conducted for this purpose. Results show a demand for specific digital services created by a SC and that their perception depends highly on gender of millennials. Moreover it´...

  5. Transmission dynamics of Ebola virus disease and intervention effectiveness in Sierra Leone

    Fang, Li-Qun; Yang, Yang; Jiang, Jia-Fu; Yao, Hong-Wu; Kargbo, David; Li, Xin-Lou; Jiang, Bao-Gui; Kargbo, Brima; Tong, Yi-Gang; Wang, Ya-Wei; Liu, Kun; Kamara, Abdul; Dafae, Foday; Kanu, Alex; Jiang, Rui-Ruo

    2016-01-01

    Since the initial recognition of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in 1976, many epidemics have occurred in Africa. Serious concerns remain that the fatal disease may repeatedly reemerge. In this study, we used data from an unprecedented EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone to map spatiotemporal transmission patterns, identify influential factors, and assess the effects of interventions at the chiefdom level. Furthermore, we have quantified household transmissibility and the temporal association between inte...

  6. Skill evaluation of water supply forecasts in western Sierra Nevada and Colorado River basins

    Harrison, Brent

    2014-01-01

    Runoff records from thirteen major river basins on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in California were compared to runoff forecasts for those watersheds to determine the skill of those runoff forecasts. The forecasts, some dating back to the 1930's, were made at the beginning of the months of February, March, April and May. An array of summary, correlation and categorical skill measures were computed for each forecast and associated observation. The same array of skill measures were c...

  7. Illegal logging in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, the Philippines

    Jan van der Ploeg; Merlijn van Weerd; Andres B Masipiqueña; Persoon, Gerard A.

    2011-01-01

    Illegal logging is a threat to biodiversity and rural livelihoods in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, the largest protected area in the Philippines. Every year between 20,000 and 35,000 cu. m wood is extracted from the park. The forestry service and municipal governments tolerate illegal logging in the protected area; government officials argue that banning an important livelihood activity of households along the forest frontier will aggravate rural poverty. However this reasoning unde...

  8. Habitat Preferences of Butterflies in the Bumbuna Forest, Northern Sierra Leone

    Sundufu, Abu James; Dumbuya, Rashida

    2008-01-01

    The habitat preferences of the butterfly fauna were studied in the Bumbuna Forest Reserve in northern Sierra Leone. The intact forest reserve and a secondary forest regrowth, disturbed as a result of slash-and-burn agriculture, were compared to savanna habitats. Of the 290 specimens collected, 195 butterfly species were included, of which significant proportion were Nymphalidae. Of the 147 forest species, 111 (75.5%) showed preferences for the forest habitats, while 70 (47.6%) and 34 (23.1%) ...

  9. Fungi in the diets of northern flying squirrels and lodgepole chipmunks in the Sierra Nevada

    Meyer, M D; North, M P; D. A. Kelt

    2005-01-01

    The diets of a fungal specialist, northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus (Shaw, 1801)), and a dietary generalist, lodgepole chipmunk (Neotamias speciosus (Merriam, 1890)), were examined in the old-growth, mixed-conifer forest at the Teakettle Experimental Forest in California's southern Sierra Nevada. Spores of fungi were identified from fecal pellets collected from both species during spring and summer of 1999 through 2002. Frequency of fungi in the diets of both squirrel species was c...

  10. Pattern of skin infections in black Africans of Sierra Leone (West Africa)

    Bari Arfan ul

    2007-01-01

    Background: Physical differences among human populations may lead to variable prevalence of skin disorders in different ethnicities. Skin infections are one of the important curable and largely preventable categories of skin disorders in the communities. Aim: The purpose of the study was to see the patterns of skin infections in black Africans of Sierra Leone and to compare with other ethnic populations. Materials and Methods: Local blacks of all age groups presenting in Dermatology out ...

  11. A Quantitative Evaluation of the Conservation Umbrella of Spotted Owl Management Areas in the Sierra Nevada

    Burnett, Ryan D.; Roberts, L. Jay

    2015-01-01

    Whether by design or default, single species management often serves as an umbrella for species with similar habitat requirements. In recent decades the focus of National Forest management in the Sierra Nevada of California has shifted towards increasing closed canopy mature forest conditions through the protection of areas occupied by the California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis). To evaluate the implications of these habitat changes and the potential umbrella resulting from a...

  12. Assessment of Environmental Contamination and Environmental Decontamination Practices within an Ebola Holding Unit, Freetown, Sierra Leone

    Youkee, Daniel; Brown, Colin S; Lilburn, Paul; Shetty, Nandini; Brooks, Tim; Simpson, Andrew; Bentley, Neil; Lado, Marta; Kamara, Thaim B; Walker, Naomi F.; Johnson, Oliver

    2015-01-01

    Evidence to inform decontamination practices at Ebola holding units (EHUs) and treatment centres is lacking. We conducted an audit of decontamination procedures inside Connaught Hospital EHU in Freetown, Sierra Leone, by assessing environmental swab specimens for evidence of contamination with Ebola virus by RT-PCR. Swabs were collected following discharge of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patients before and after routine decontamination. Prior to decontamination, Ebola virus RNA was detected wit...

  13. Cluster of Ebola Virus Disease Linked to a Single Funeral - Moyamba District, Sierra Leone, 2014.

    Curran, Kathryn G; Gibson, James J; Marke, Dennis; Caulker, Victor; Bomeh, John; Redd, John T; Bunga, Sudhir; Brunkard, Joan; Kilmarx, Peter H

    2016-01-01

    As of February 17, 2016, a total of 14,122 cases (62% confirmed) of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) and 3,955 Ebola-related deaths had been reported in Sierra Leone since the epidemic in West Africa began in 2014 (1). A key focus of the Ebola response in Sierra Leone was the promotion and implementation of safe, dignified burials to prevent Ebola transmission by limiting contact with potentially infectious corpses. Traditional funeral practices pose a substantial risk for Ebola transmission through contact with infected bodies, body fluids, contaminated clothing, and other personal items at a time when viral load is high; however, the role of funeral practices in the Sierra Leone epidemic and ongoing Ebola transmission has not been fully characterized (2). In September 2014, a sudden increase in the number of reported Ebola cases occurred in Moyamba, a rural and previously low-incidence district with a population of approximately 260,000 (3). The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and CDC investigated and implemented public health interventions to control this cluster of Ebola cases, including community engagement, active surveillance, and close follow-up of contacts. A retrospective analysis of cases that occurred during July 11-October 31, 2014, revealed that 28 persons with confirmed Ebola had attended the funeral of a prominent pharmacist during September 5-7, 2014. Among the 28 attendees with Ebola, 21 (75%) reported touching the man's corpse, and 16 (57%) reported having direct contact with the pharmacist before he died. Immediate, safe, dignified burials by trained teams with appropriate protective equipment are critical to interrupt transmission and control Ebola during times of active community transmission; these measures remain important during the current response phase. PMID:26938950

  14. The Special Court for Sierra Leone:Outreach, Legacy and Impact

    Kerr, Rachel; Lincoln, Jessica

    2008-01-01

    The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) represents a new model of international criminal justice, mixing elements of international and domestic law and procedure and involving international and local staff. High hopes surrounded the creation of the Special Court, which was intended to remedy some of the shortfalls of previous attempts to deliver international criminal justice in a number of concrete ways: it was supposed to be more modest in its aims, complete trials in a shorter period, be...

  15. Impact of Summer Cattle Grazing on the Sierra Nevada Watershed: Aquatic Algae and Bacteria

    Derlet, Robert W.; Richards, John R.; Tanaka, Lidia L.; Curtis Hayden; K. Ali Ger; Goldman, Charles R.

    2012-01-01

    Introduction. We evaluated periphytic algal and microbial communities to assess the influence of human and cattle impact on Sierra water quality. Methods. 64 sites (lakes and streams from Lake Tahoe to Sequoia National Park, California) were sampled for suspended indicator bacteria and algae following standardized procedures. The potential for nonpoint pollution was divided into three categories: cattle-grazing areas (C), recreation use areas (R), or remote wildlife areas (W). Results. Periph...

  16. Inversion for Eigenvalues and Modes Using Sierra-SD and ROL.

    Walsh, Timothy [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Aquino, Wilkins [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ridzal, Denis [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kouri, Drew Philip [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-12-01

    In this report we formulate eigenvalue-based methods for model calibration using a PDE-constrained optimization framework. We derive the abstract optimization operators from first principles and implement these methods using Sierra-SD and the Rapid Optimization Library (ROL). To demon- strate this approach, we use experimental measurements and an inverse solution to compute the joint and elastic foam properties of a low-fidelity unit (LFU) model.

  17. Transmission dynamics of Ebola virus disease and intervention effectiveness in Sierra Leone.

    Fang, Li-Qun; Yang, Yang; Jiang, Jia-Fu; Yao, Hong-Wu; Kargbo, David; Li, Xin-Lou; Jiang, Bao-Gui; Kargbo, Brima; Tong, Yi-Gang; Wang, Ya-Wei; Liu, Kun; Kamara, Abdul; Dafae, Foday; Kanu, Alex; Jiang, Rui-Ruo; Sun, Ye; Sun, Ruo-Xi; Chen, Wan-Jun; Ma, Mai-Juan; Dean, Natalie E; Thomas, Harold; Longini, Ira M; Halloran, M Elizabeth; Cao, Wu-Chun

    2016-04-19

    Sierra Leone is the most severely affected country by an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa. Although successfully contained, the transmission dynamics of EVD and the impact of interventions in the country remain unclear. We established a database of confirmed and suspected EVD cases from May 2014 to September 2015 in Sierra Leone and mapped the spatiotemporal distribution of cases at the chiefdom level. A Poisson transmission model revealed that the transmissibility at the chiefdom level, estimated as the average number of secondary infections caused by a patient per week, was reduced by 43% [95% confidence interval (CI): 30%, 52%] after October 2014, when the strategic plan of the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response was initiated, and by 65% (95% CI: 57%, 71%) after the end of December 2014, when 100% case isolation and safe burials were essentially achieved, both compared with before October 2014. Population density, proximity to Ebola treatment centers, cropland coverage, and atmospheric temperature were associated with EVD transmission. The household secondary attack rate (SAR) was estimated to be 0.059 (95% CI: 0.050, 0.070) for the overall outbreak. The household SAR was reduced by 82%, from 0.093 to 0.017, after the nationwide campaign to achieve 100% case isolation and safe burials had been conducted. This study provides a complete overview of the transmission dynamics of the 2014-2015 EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone at both chiefdom and household levels. The interventions implemented in Sierra Leone seem effective in containing the epidemic, particularly in interrupting household transmission. PMID:27035948

  18. SR-71A - in Flight over Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains

    1997-01-01

    NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's SR-71A, tail number 844, banks away over the Sierra Nevada mountains after air refueling from a USAF tanker during a 1997 flight. Two SR-71 aircraft have been used by NASA as testbeds for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research. The aircraft, an SR-71A and an SR-71B pilot trainer aircraft, have been based here at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. They were transferred to NASA after the U.S. Air Force program was cancelled. As research platforms, the aircraft can cruise at Mach 3 for more than one hour. For thermal experiments, this can produce heat soak temperatures of over 600 degrees Fahrenheit (F). This operating environment makes these aircraft excellent platforms to carry out research and experiments in a variety of areas -- aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, thermal protection materials, high-speed and high-temperature instrumentation, atmospheric studies, and sonic boom characterization. The SR-71 was used in a program to study ways of reducing sonic booms or over pressures that are heard on the ground, much like sharp thunderclaps, when an aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. Data from this Sonic Boom Mitigation Study could eventually lead to aircraft designs that would reduce the 'peak' overpressures of sonic booms and minimize the startling affect they produce on the ground. One of the first major experiments to be flown in the NASA SR-71 program was a laser air data collection system. It used laser light instead of air pressure to produce airspeed and attitude reference data, such as angle of attack and sideslip, which are normally obtained with small tubes and vanes extending into the airstream. One of Dryden's SR-71s was used for the Linear Aerospike Rocket Engine, or LASRE Experiment. Another earlier project consisted of a series of flights using the SR-71 as a science camera platform for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. An upward-looking ultraviolet

  19. Containing Ebola: A Test for Post-Conflict Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone

    Cathy Haenlein

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Ebola has provided the greatest test of the Sierra Leonean security sector – and, in turn, of the UK-led reforms of the past ten-to-fifteen years. The performance of the country's security forces at the height of the crisis suggests that there are sound structures in place; however, Ebola has shown that the Government of Sierra Leone's national security architecture still lacks maturity in responding to such a scenario. Drawing on first-hand interviews with advisers on the ground, this article explores the Sierra Leone government’s response to the Ebola crisis and the performance of the security sector so far, within the wider context of UK-led security-sector reform (SSR since the end of the civil war. In doing so, it highlights a number of lessons to have emerged from the crisis, exploring what these reveal about the nature of the reforms implemented since the end of the country's civil war. In turn, it explores what these suggest for future SSR, which continues to be a core component of the UK’s approach to development and overseas capacity-building.

  20. Chinese military medical teams in the Ebola outbreak of Sierra Leone.

    Lu, Yinying; Rong, G; Yu, S P; Sun, Z; Duan, X; Dong, Z; Xia, H; Zhan, N; Jin, C; Ji, J; Duan, H

    2016-06-01

    The 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa was the largest in history. The three most affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, have faced enormous challenges in controlling transmission and providing clinical care for patients with EVD. The Chinese government, in response to the requests of the WHO and the governments of the affected countries, responded rapidly by deploying Chinese military medical teams (CMMTs) to the areas struck by the deadly epidemic. A total of three CMMTs, comprising 115 military medical professionals, were rotationally deployed to Freetown, Sierra Leone to assist with infection prevention and control, clinical care and health promotion and training. Between 1 October 2014 and 22 March 2015, the CMMTs in Sierra Leone admitted and treated a total of 773 suspected and 285 confirmed EVD cases. Among the 285 confirmed cases, 146 (51.2%) patients survived after treatment. In addition, the CMMTs maintained the record of zero infections among healthcare workers and zero cross-infections between quarantined patients. In this manuscript, we aim to give an overview of the mission, and share our best practices experience on predeployment preparedness, EVD holding and treatment centre building and EVD case management. PMID:26744190

  1. Espacio urbano, espacio del consumo en las crónicas norteamericanas de Justo Sierra

    Cristina Beatriz Fernández

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las crónicas de viaje de Justo Sierra, escritas en ocasión de su visita a los Estados Unidos a finales del siglo XIX, con énfasis en las dedicadas a la ciudad de Nueva York. En ellas, centramos nuestra atención en el registro textual de fenómenos relacionados con la forma en que Sierra percibe la modernidad norteamericana, especialmente significativa en lo que hace a la relación entre economía y sociedad. Por ello, atendemos particularmente la configuración del espacio urbano como un escenario del consumo, y procuramos demostrar cómo la constitución física y simbólica de las ciudades muestra rasgos de parentesco con esos eventos típicos de la época que fueron las ferias y exposiciones, las cuales también son objeto de la prosa de Sierra.

  2. Hallazgo de granitoides fuertemente peraluminosos en la sierra de Famatina, orógeno famatiniano

    J.A. Dahlquist

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available La unidad fuertemente peraluminosa Cerro Toro, formada por rocas graníticas con cordierita y granate, constituye uno de los afloramientos más occidentales de la sierra de Famatina. Estudios combinados de petrología, geoquímica de roca total y química mineral indican que el magma primordial de esta unidad fue derivada a partir de la fusión parcial de metasedimentos en condiciones de alta temperatura (762°C y presión media (4,1 Kb. Las elevadas relaciones de Rb/Sr, Rb/Ba y las bajas relaciones de CaO/NaO2 (< 0,34 sugieren que el magma primordial se derivó de una fuente metasedimentaria de composición psamopelítica rica en plagioclasa (metagrauvacas, apoyando la anatexis de sedimentos provenientes de una plataforma continental inmadura. Este trabajo constituye el primer reporte de rocas graníticas fuertemente peraluminosas en la sierra de Famatina. Estas rocas graníticas son muy similares a las rocas de la unidad peraluminosa Granito Tuaní aflorante en la sierra de Chepes, la cual es formada por típicos granitoides famatinianos, sugiriendo que similares procesos petrogenéticos ocurrieron en ambas regiones del arco magmático desarrollado durante el Ordovícico Inferior a Medio.

  3. Ebola infection control in Sierra Leonean health clinics: A large cross-agency cooperative project.

    Levy, Benjamin; Rao, Carol Y; Miller, Laura; Kennedy, Ngozi; Adams, Monica; Davis, Rosemary; Hastings, Laura; Kabano, Augustin; Bennett, Sarah D; Sesay, Momodu

    2015-07-01

    The Ebola virus disease outbreak occurring in West Africa has resulted in at least 199 cases of Ebola in Sierra Leonean health care workers, many as a result of transmission occurring in health facilities. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone recognized that improvements in infection prevention and control (IPC) were necessary at all levels of health care delivery. To this end, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations Children's Fund, and multiple nongovernmental organizations implemented a national IPC training program in 1,200 peripheral health units (PHUs) in Sierra Leone. A tiered training of trainers program was used. Trainers conducted multiday trainings at PHUs and coordinated the delivery of personal protective equipment (gloves, gowns, masks, boots) and infection control supplies (chlorine, buckets, disposable rags, etc) to all PHU staff. Under the ongoing project, 4,264 health workers have already been trained, and 98% of PHUs have received their first shipment of supplies. PMID:25891979

  4. Mitochondrial DNA genetic diversity among four ethnic groups in Sierra Leone.

    Jackson, Bruce A; Wilson, Jamie Lee; Kirbah, Salwa; Sidney, Sheree S; Rosenberger, Joshua; Bassie, Larry; Alie, Joe A D; McLean, David C; Garvey, W Timothy; Ely, Bert

    2005-09-01

    Although there are numerous ethnic groups in Sierra Leone, the Mende and Temne together account for approximately 60% of the total population. To see if genetic differences could be observed among ethnic groups in Sierra Leone, the nucleotide sequence of the hypervariable 1 (HV1) region of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was determined from samples of the two major ethnic groups, the Mende (n=59) and Temne (n=121), and of two minor ethnic groups, the Loko (n=29) and Limba (n=67). Among these 276 HV1 sequences, 164 individual haplotypes were observed. An analysis of molecular variance indicated that the distribution of these haplotypes within the Limba sample was significantly different from that of the other ethnic groups. No significant genetic variation was seen between the Mende, Temne, and Loko. These results indicate that distinguishing genetic differences can be observed among ethnic groups residing in historically close proximity to one another. Furthermore, we observed some mitochondrial DNA haplotypes that are common among the Sierra Leone ethnic groups but that have not been observed in other published studies of West African ethnic groups. Therefore, we may have evidence for mtDNA lineages that are unique to this region of West Africa. PMID:15761855

  5. Cretaceous plutonic rocks in the Donner Lake-Cisco Grove area, northern Sierra Nevada, California

    Kulow, Matthew J.; Hanson, Richard E.; Girty, Gary H.; Girty, Melissa S.; Harwood, David S.

    1998-01-01

    The northernmost occurrences of extensive, glaciated exposures of the Sierra Nevada batholith occur in the Donner Lake-Cisco Grove area of the northern Sierra Nevada. The plutonic rocks in this area, which are termed here the Castle Valley plutonic assemblage, crop out over an area of 225 km2 and for the most part are shown as a single undifferentiated mass on previously published geological maps. In the present work, the plutonic assemblage is divided into eight separate intrusive units or lithodemes, two of which each consist of two separate plutons. Compositions are dominantly granodiorite and tonalite, but diorite and granite form small plutons in places. Spectacular examples of comb layering and orbicular texture occur in the diorites. U-Pb zircon ages have been obtained for all but one of the main units and range from ~120 to 114 Ma, indicating that the entire assemblage was emplaced in a narrow time frame in the Early Cretaceous. This is consistent with abundant field evidence that many of the individual phases were intruded penecontemporaneously. The timing of emplacement correlates with onset of major Cretaceous plutonism in the main part of the Sierra Nevada batholith farther south. The emplacement ages also are similar to isotopic ages for gold-quartz mineralization in the Sierran foothills west of the study area, suggesting a direct genetic relationship between the voluminous Early Cretaceous plutonism and hydrothermal gold mineralization.

  6. El megadeslizamiento del cerro Uritorco, ladera occidental de la Sierra chica de Córdoba

    Claudio A Carignano

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available En el extremo norte de la Sierra Chica de Córdoba, sobre el flanco oeste del cerro Uritorco (1.949 m s.n.m., se ha identificado un megadeslizamiento (30°49'55,46"S y 64°29'50,31"O. Los materiales movilizados del frente del escarpe de la falla Sierra Chica, han cubierto parcialmente el granito de Capilla del Monte y los abanicos aluviales pleistocenos del piedemonte. El lóbulo y bloques rotados del deslizamiento conforman un alto topográfico que oficia de límite entre los valles de Punilla (al sur y de Charbonier (al noroeste. Mediante técnicas de procesamiento e interpretación de imágenes satelitales multiespectrales de media (Landsat-ETM y muy alta resolución (GeoEye-1, análisis digital del terreno a partir de modelos de elevación (SRTM y Aster-GDEM y el correspondiente control de campo, se ha delimitado y caracterizado esta megageoforma nunca antes advertida. Dada la elevada sismicidad actual e histórica de la zona y los indicios morfotectónicos que señalan como activas a las fallas Sierra Chica y Pajarillo-Copacabana-Masa, se estima que este deslizamiento posiblemente fue gatillado por un evento sísmico, acontecido en alguna de esas estructuras. Tanto el depósito del deslizamiento como su cicatriz de despegue presentan un significativo grado de erosión hídrica. Por análisis comparativos con otros deslizamientos ya datados y de características similares, situados en el escarpe occidental de las Sierras de San Luis, se le asigna una edad pleistocena medio-tardía. Por su volumen y características (2,1 x109 m³ se estableció que se trata de un megadeslizamiento único en las Sierras de Córdoba y constituye uno de los deslizamientos de mayor tamaño entre los registrados hasta el presente en Argentina.

  7. Evaluación de una metodología de pronóstico estadístico para la condición hídrica del suelo en la región pampeana argentina Evaluation of a statistical forecasting method for the soil water condition in the Argentinean pampas region

    Serio, L.; Martin, P.; Murphy, G.

    2010-01-01

    Una de las herramientas disponibles para el monitoreo de sequías y excesos de humedad en el suelo es el índice estandarizado de precipitación (SPI). Desde hace 3 años se ha implementado una metodología de monitoreo y predicción estadística mensual del SPI en la región pampeana de la Argentina. El objetivo de este trabajo fue hacer una evaluación de esos pronósticos. En primer lugar, se describen la metodología de cálculo del SPI y los aspectos considerados para emitir los pronósticos. Luego s...

  8. Evolución de la estructura socioeconómica de la región pampeana argentina. El proceso de concentración de la producción en el período 1988-2008.

    Diego Ariel Fernández

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo repasa la historia de la estructura socioeconómica de la región pampeana argentina en el período posterior al final de la década de 1980. El objetivo es enmarcar, analizar y comprender lo ocurrido en los tiempos más recientes, en la primera década del siglo XXI. La evidencia procesada permite concluir que la fuerte aceleración del proceso de concentración de la producción que se produjo en los años previos extiende sus efectos al nuevo período. Asimismo, se consolida una nueva estrategia en el crecimiento de la gran empresa, que es la de ganar escalas mediante el arrendamiento

  9. Spatiotemporal patterns of fault slip rates across the Central Sierra Nevada frontal fault zone

    Rood, Dylan H.; Burbank, Douglas W.; Finkel, Robert C.

    2011-01-01

    Patterns in fault slip rates through time and space are examined across the transition from the Sierra Nevada to the Eastern California Shear Zone-Walker Lane belt. At each of four sites along the eastern Sierra Nevada frontal fault zone between 38 and 39° N latitude, geomorphic markers, such as glacial moraines and outwash terraces, are displaced by a suite of range-front normal faults. Using geomorphic mapping, surveying, and 10Be surface exposure dating, mean fault slip rates are defined, and by utilizing markers of different ages (generally, ~ 20 ka and ~ 150 ka), rates through time and interactions among multiple faults are examined over 10 4-10 5 year timescales. At each site for which data are available for the last ~ 150 ky, mean slip rates across the Sierra Nevada frontal fault zone have probably not varied by more than a factor of two over time spans equal to half of the total time interval (~ 20 ky and ~ 150 ky timescales): 0.3 ± 0.1 mm year - 1 (mode and 95% CI) at both Buckeye Creek in the Bridgeport basin and Sonora Junction; and 0.4 + 0.3/-0.1 mm year - 1 along the West Fork of the Carson River at Woodfords. Data permit rates that are relatively constant over the time scales examined. In contrast, slip rates are highly variable in space over the last ~ 20 ky. Slip rates decrease by a factor of 3-5 northward over a distance of ~ 20 km between the northern Mono Basin (1.3 + 0.6/-0.3 mm year - 1 at Lundy Canyon site) to the Bridgeport Basin (0.3 ± 0.1 mm year - 1 ). The 3-fold decrease in the slip rate on the Sierra Nevada frontal fault zone northward from Mono Basin is indicative of a change in the character of faulting north of the Mina Deflection as extension is transferred eastward onto normal faults between the Sierra Nevada and Walker Lane belt. A compilation of regional deformation rates reveals that the spatial pattern of extension rates changes along strike of the Eastern California Shear Zone-Walker Lane belt. South of the Mina Deflection

  10. Caracterización petrográfica y geoquímica del batolito Cerro Aspero-Alpa Corral (32°34'-32°42' LS y 64°43'-64°52' LO, provincia de Córdoba, Argentina

    Porta, G.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available The Cerro Aspero-Alpa Corral (CA-AC batholith is a 440 km2 granite body present in the Southern edge of the Eastern Pampean Ranges, Córdoba province, central Argentina. The intrusive body of probably paleozoic age shows both post-tectonic and epizonal character. Country rocks include Upper Precambrian-Lower Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks mainly represented by mica-schists, gneisses and migmatites, locally interrupted by minor amphibolite and marble outcrops.This paper deals with representative petrographic and geochemical data that characterize a 150 km2 central stripe between 32°34'-32°42'S and 64°43'-64°52'W.Three granitic facies have been distinguished based on their distinctive modal mineralogy and texture, and upon well known chemical parameters.A K-feldspar megacryst porphydic-type is the areally prevalent facies, but dykes of micro- leucogranites and biotite-phenocryst bearing granite are also well represented. They are all monzogranites of subalkaline and peraluminous chemistry. Their mineralogy shows variable proportions of QAP constituents and micas, with minor phases represented by Fe-Ti oxides, apatite (Ap, titanite (Tt, allanite (Aln.Microgranular enclaves, abundantly distributed in the porphydic facies, provide valuable information for a better understanding of parental magma evolution.The high-Ca content of the melt makes this body quite distinctive compared to its larger northern neighbour, the Achala batholith.Pegmatite and aplite bodies, as well as fluorite bearing breccias and quartz veins, barren or mineralized, are also present within the CA-AC batholith.El batolito Cerro Aspero-Alpa Corral (CA-AC es un cuerpo granítico que aflora en el extremo sur de las Sierras Pampeanas Orientales, en la provincia de Córdoba, República Argentina, cubriendo una superficie cercana a los 440 km2.Es un cuerpo intrusivo postcinemático de probable edad paleozoica. Las rocas encajantes son metamorfitas correspondientes al Prec

  11. Patterns of endemism along an elevation gradient in Sierra Nevada (Spain and Lefka Ori (Crete, Greece

    Fernández-Calzado, R.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Aim: High mountains in the Mediterranean region of Europe are particularly rich in endemic vascular plants. We aimed to compare the altitudinal patterns of vascular plant species richness and the proportion of endemic species in two Mediterranean region: Lefka Ori on the island of Crete (Greece and Sierra Nevada on the Iberian peninsula. Location: Sierra Nevada, Granada (Spain; Lefka Ori, Crete (Greece. Methods: Data from standardised permanent plots settings on summit sites (comprising eight plot sectors, covering the upeermost 10 altitudinal metres of different elevations were used (GLORIA Multi-Summit approach; www.gloria.ac.at. Species numbers, rates of endemic species, and soils temperature were compared by means of ANCOVA and linear regression. Results: The two regions, though climatically similar, showed strikingly different patterns: In Sierra Nevada, the proportion of endemic vascular plants (species restricted to Sierra Nevada showed a stepwise increase from the lowest to the highest summit. In contrast, the proportion of endemic species restricted to Crete was not significantly different between the four summits in Lefka Ori. In both regions the observed trends were largely consistent with the altitudinal distribution of the endemic species obtained from standard floras. Main conclusions: The geographic positions of the two regions, i.e. island versus mainland and the higher elevation of Sierra Nevada are suggested to be the primary causes of the observed differences. The high degree of endemism in the cold environments of Mediterranean mountains’ upper bioclimatic zones indicates a pronounced vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. A continued and intensified species monitoring in the mountains around the Mediterranean basin, therefore, should be considered as a priority research task.Objetivo: Las zonas de alta montaña en la región mediterránea europea son particularmente ricas en plantas vasculares end

  12. Petrología del plutón La Florida, sierra de San Luis Petrology of the La Florida stock, Sierra de San Luis

    E. Carol

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available El plutón La Florida se localiza en la parte central de la Sierra de San Luis y se aloja en metasedimentitas regionales de grado medio pertenecientes al grupo micaesquistos derivadas de subgrauvacas y areniscas. Es de morfología semicircular, ligeramente elongado en dirección oblicua a la foliación regional, la cual acompaña la forma del plutón en el contacto. Su composición es monzogranítica y marcadamente peraluminoso, y está compuesto por cuarzo, microclino, plagioclasa, muscovita, biotita y granate. El estudio detallado ha permitido establecer que el contenido de biotita de los monzogranitos disminuye hacia los bordes del cuerpo en tanto que la muscovita, generalmente porfiroblástica, aumenta, lo cual conduce a variaciones notables del índice de color de las rocas. Además, se registra una abundante pegmatización que forma tanto diques como cuerpos irregulares en el borde del intrusivo y también en las rocas de caja adyacentes al contacto. Esta zonación sería resultado del incremento de fluidos acuosos durante la etapa tardío magmática, que causaron reacciones subsólidas en la mineralogía ortomagmática. El magma está relacionado con el proceso subductivo desarrollado durante la orogenia famatiniana, muestra afinidad con fundidos sin-colisionales y un tren evolutivo compatible con magmas de tipo S. El plutón de La Florida exhibe algunas diferencias geológicas, petrográficas y composionales con otros granitoides sin-cinemáticos de la sierra de San Luis, encontrándose algunas similitudes solamente con rocas del cordón de El Realito.La Florida pluton is located in the central part of the Sierra de San Luis. It is a nearly semicircular-shape intrusion, slightly elongated perpendicularly to the main NNE-SSW country rocks foliation, which deforms at the pluton margins. The body is emplaced in medium-grade metamorphosed subgreywakes and sandstones-derived rocks of the Micaschist Group. Intrusive rocks are mostly greyish

  13. Anomalías del campo gravitatorio y magnético terrestre en la sierra de Socoscora, provincia de San Luis

    J Kostadinoff

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available La sierra de Socoscora se ubica en forma meridiana y se manifiesta como un escalón al noroeste de la Sierra Grande de San Luis. En la sierra de Socoscora las rocas del basamento están representadas por metamorfitas de alto grado con escasos afloramientos de metabasitas. Las mediciones del campo gravitatorio y magnético indican la presencia de un volumen mayor de estas rocas en su subsuelo. Los excesos de masa en esta sierra se hallan definidas por anomalías gravimétricas de Bouguer (residuales positivas similares a las encontradas en la Sierra Grande de San Luis. La magnetometría indica, a partir de las respuestas positivas, la existencia de rocas máficas con concentraciones anómalas de minerales magnéticos.

  14. Una aproximación bioarqueológica al estudio del poblamiento prehispánico tardío del Sudeste de la Región Pampeana

    Gustavo Barrientos

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar, comparar y discutir la información bioarqueológica disponible para las poblaciones humanas del Holoceno tardío del Sudeste de la Región Pampeana (estructura regional del registro, indicadores óseos y dentales de salud, nutrición y dieta y variabilidad morfológica inter e intramuestral, con el fin de formular un modelo del poblamiento del área durante este período. La evidencia bioarqueológica sugiere que durante el Holoceno tardío pudieron haberse dado en el área condiciones que condujeron a una reducción de la movilidad, a una probable ampliación de la dieta, a una intensificación en el uso de recursos de bajo retorno y a cambios en las relaciones sociales y ecológicas de las poblaciones humanas respecto a anteriores momentos del Holoceno. Estos cambios pueden ser explicados como el resultado de una expansión demográfica y geográfica y de la ocupación efectiva del espacio regional posterior a una probable retracción poblacional ocurrida a mediados del Holoceno medio. Estos procesos se discuten a través de la aplicación de ciertos principios derivados del emergente campo de la geografía evolutiva (Lahr y Foley 1998 y de la ecología evolutiva (modelo Travelers-Processors; Bettinger y Baumhoff 1982.The aims of this paper are to present, compare and discuss the growing bioarchaeological database available for the late human populations from the southeastern Pampean Region in Argentina. These data are related to the regional structure of the bioarchaeological record, the sample distribution of bone and dental indicators of health status, nutrition and diet, and cranial and postcranial morphological diversity. All the bioarchaeological evidence suggests the existence during the Late Holocene of conditions promoting a reduction in group mobility, a broadening of diet spectrum, increased emphasis in processing of some relatively low return vegetal resources, such as seeds and sheaths

  15. Cambio agrario y nueva ruralidad: Caleidoscopio de la expansión sojera en la región pampeana Agrarian change and new rurality: Kaleidoscope of soya expansion in the Pampa region

    Carla Gras

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En las últimas décadas, y en el marco de las tesis sobre la configuración de nuevas ruralidades, los pueblos y pequeñas localidades han vuelto a concitar la atención de las ciencias sociales. Lo rural se define como un espacio crecientemente polisémico, donde se redefinen los antes coincidentes contornos entre lo rural y lo agrícola. Nuestro interés en los pueblos rurales de la región pampeana parte de esa constatación y pretende, al mismo tiempo indagar en las implicancias de las transformaciones que se derivan de las profundas mutaciones operadas en el modelo de producción agropecuaria, las cuales involucraron, entre otros aspectos, una dinámica de "ganadores y "perdedores". La existencia de población que vive en pueblos y localidades rurales pero que no tiene relación laboral con el sector agropecuario, y de un mundo agrario profundamente transformado son los dos elementos cuyos reflejos, en los modos de configurar estos territorios nos interesa comprender. Nos interesa explorar cómo esta suerte de diferenciación entre "ganadores" y "perdedores" se expresó en las posiciones detentadas por los productores en las comunidades locales, tanto en lo que refiere a su lugar en la población y en la economía. Exploramos las diferenciaciones socioculturales que se generan y las tensiones y complejidades que adquiere la integración social en un mismo territorio, lejos de aquella idea de la comunidad que la define por la similitud u homogeneidad relativa de sus componentes, y por su estabilidad.In the last decades, and in the framework of the thesis on the configuration of a new rurality, villages and small towns have drawn the attention of the social sciences. Rurality is defined as increasingly polysemic, where the previous boundaries between rurality and agriculture have redefined. Our interest in the rural villages of the Pampa region stands on this understanding, and introduces another key process related to the deep changes

  16. Effect of previous chilling storage on quality loss in frozen (–20 °C) sierra (Scomberomorus sierra) muscle packed with a low-density polyethylene film containing butylated hydroxytoluene

    Herlinda Soto-Valdez; Josafat Marina Ezquerra-Brauer; Enrique Márquez-Ríos; Wilfrido Torres-Arreola

    2015-01-01

    Rancidity development during frozen storage (–20 °C) of sierra fish (Scomberomorus sierra) was studied. Fillets were packed in low-density polyethylene films with and without butylated hydroxytoluene added (BHT-LDPE and LDPE respectively). Fillets stored with no package were used as control. Special attention was given to the effect of previous ice storage (0, 3, 6, 9 and 15 days) on the quality of the frozen fish. Physical (pH and texture) and chemical (peroxide value, PV and thiobarbituric ...

  17. Post-orogenic evolution of the Sierras Septentrionales and the Sierras Australes and links to the evolution of the eastern Argentina South Atlantic passive continental margin constrained by low temperature thermochronometry and 2D thermokinematic modeling

    Kollenz, Sebastian; Glasmacher, Ulrich Anton; Rossello, Eduardo A.

    2013-04-01

    The eastern Argentina South Atlantic passive continental margin is distinguished by a very flat topography. Out of the so called Pampean flat two mountain ranges are arising. These mountain ranges, the Sierras Australes and the Sierras Septentrionales, are located in the State of Buenos Aires south of the capital Buenos Aires. North of the Sierras Septentrionales the Salado basin is located. The Sierras Septentrionales and the Sierras Australes are also divided by a smaller intracratonic basin. Further in the South the Colorado basin is located. The Sierras Australes is a variscian fold belt originated by strong phases of metamorphosis, but till now it is unclear by how many tectonic phases the area was influenced (Tomezzoli & Vilas, 1999). It consists of Proterozoic to Paleozoic rocks. The Sierras Septentrionales consists mainly of Precambrian crystalline rocks. The Precambrian sequences are overlain by younger Sediments (Cingolani, 2010). The aim is to understand the long-term landscape evolution of the area by quantifiying erosion- and exhumation-rates and by dating ancient rock-uplift-events. Another goal is to find out how the opening of the south atlantic took effect on this region. To fulfill this goal, thermochronological techniques, such as fission-track dating and (U-Th-Sm)/He dating has been applied to samples from the region. Because there was no low-temperature thermochronology done in this area, both techniques were applied on apatites and zircons. Furthermore, numerical modeling of the cooling history has provided the data base for the quantification of the exhumation rates. The first data-set shows clusters of different ages which can be linked to tectonic activities during late Paleozoic times. Also the thermokinematic modeling is leading to new insights of the evolution of both mountain ranges. References: Renata Nela Tomezzoli and Juan Francisco Vilas (1999): Palaeomagnetic constraints on the age of deformation of the Sierras Australes thrust and

  18. Public and Occupational Exposure to Naturally Occuring Radioactive Materials from Mining and Mineral Processing in Sierra Leone

    Mining has been identified as one of the potential sources of exposure to naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM). However, mining companies are not being regulated for NORM in Sierra Leone until when recently the Protection from radiation Act 2001 was revised and repeated as recommended by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission in Sierra Leone. Now Sierra Leone can be proud of one of the best laws in radiation protection that is the Nuclear Safety and radiation protection act, 2012. This law gave enforcement powers to the regulatory authority and a wider scope of control not excluding NORMS. Whilst the developed countries have identified NORM as potential problems and measures are being taken to address the issues, very little is being done in the developing countries. (author)

  19. Patrones biogeográficos de la avifauna de la Sierra Madre del Sur Biogeographic patterns of the avifauna of the Sierra Madre del Sur

    Epifanio Blancas-Calva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Analizamos la avifauna de 26 subcuencas de la provincia biótica de la Sierra Madre del Sur y sus relaciones biogeográficas utilizando el análisis de parsimonia de endemismos (PAE. A partir de información distributional de las especies obtenida de la base de datos del Atlas de las aves de México y de la literatura disponible, construimos una matriz de datos para 26 subcuencas y 437 especies. Se obtuvo un cladograma que sugiere la existencia de 3 grupos de subcuencas: el primero agrupa subcuencas de climas áridos, ubicadas geográficamente de norte a sureste en el estado de Oaxaca; el segundo, otras subcuencas de ambientes climáticos subhúmedos, y el tercero, las restantes subcuencas de ambientes climáticos húmedos de mayor complejidad ambiental.We analyzed the avifauna of 26 sub-basins of the Sierra Madre del Sur biotic province and their biogeographical relationships applying a parsimony analysis of endemicity (PAE. Based on the distributional information of the species obtained from the Atlas de las aves de México and published literature, we built a data matrix for 26 sub-basins and 437 species. The single cladogram obtained suggests the existence of three groups of sub-basins:the first with 5 sub-basins from arid environments, geographically located in north-southeastern Oaxaca; the second with another 5 sub-basins form subhumid environments; and the third one with the remaining sub-basins, from humid and environmentally more complex habitats.

  20. Ozone distribution in remote ecologically vulnerable terrain of the southern Sierra Nevada, CA

    Ozone concentration spatial patterns remain largely uncharacterized across the extensive wilderness areas of the Sierra Nevada, CA, despite being downwind of major pollution sources. These natural areas, including four national parks and four national forests, contain forest species that are susceptible to ozone injury. Forests stressed by ozone are also more vulnerable to other agents of mortality, including insects, pathogens, climate change, and ultimately fire. Here we analyze three years of passive ozone monitor data from the southern Sierra Nevada and interpolate landscape-scale spatial and temporal patterns during the summer-through-fall high ozone concentration period. Segmentation analysis revealed three types of ozone exposure sub-regions: high, low, and variable. Consistently high ozone exposure regions are expected to be most vulnerable to forest mortality. One high exposure sub-region has been documented elsewhere as being further vulnerable to increased drought and fire potential. Identifying such hot-spots of forest vulnerability has utility for prioritizing management. -- Highlights: •Three years of passive ozone sampler data over 49,000 km2 were analyzed spatially. •Spatial and temporal ozone patterns were mapped across the Sierra Nevada, CA. •Sub-regions of consistently high, low and variable ozone exposure were identified. •The 1700–2400 m elevation band delineated a distinct break in ozone concentration. •This approach has utility for prioritizing management across vulnerable landscapes. -- A passive ozone sampler network in combination with spatial analysis techniques was used to characterize landscape-scale ozone patterns and dynamics, identifying regions of consistently high and low ozone exposure for forest management prioritization

  1. REGIONAL HYDROLOGY OF THE NOPAL I SITE, SIERRA DE PENA BLANCA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO

    J.A. Rodriguez-Pineda; P. Goodell; P.F. Dobson; J. Walton; R. Oliver; De La Garza; S. Harder

    2005-07-11

    The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored the drilling of three wells in 2003 near the Nopal I uranium deposit at the Sierra Pena Blanca, Chihuahua, Mexico. Piezometric information is being collected to understand groundwater flow at local and regional levels as part of an ongoing natural analogue study of radionuclide migration. Water level monitoring reported at these and other wells in the region is combined with archival data to provide a better understanding of the hydrology at Nopal I. Initial results suggest that the local hydrology is dependent on the regional hydrologic setting and that this groundwater system behaves as an unconfined aquifer. The region is dominated by an alternating sequence of highlands and basins that step down from west to east. The Sierra de Pena Blanca was downdropped from the cratonic block to the west during Cenozoic extension. The Nopal I area is near the intersection of two large listric faults, and the questa of ash flow tuffs that hosts the deposit has been subjected to complex structural events. The Pena Blanca Uranium District was originally characterized by 105 airborne radiometric anomalies, indicating widespread uranium mineralization. The Nopal I uranium deposit is located in the Sierra del Pena Blanca between the Encinillas Basin to the west, with a mean elevation of 1560 m, and the El Cuervo Basin to the east, with a mean elevation of 1230 m. The Nopal I + 10 level is at an intermediate elevation of 1463 m, with a corresponding groundwater elevation of approximately 1240 m. The regional potentiometric surface indicates flow from west to east, with the El Cuervo Basin being the discharge zone for the regional flow system. However, it appears that the local groundwater potential beneath the Nopal I site is more in accordance with the water table of the El Cuervo Basin than with that of the Encinillas Basin. This might indicate that there is limited groundwater flow between the Encinillas Basin and the Nopal I area.

  2. REGIONAL HYDROLOGY OF THE NOPAL I SITE, SIERRA DE PENA BLANCA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO

    The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored the drilling of three wells in 2003 near the Nopal I uranium deposit at the Sierra Pena Blanca, Chihuahua, Mexico. Piezometric information is being collected to understand groundwater flow at local and regional levels as part of an ongoing natural analogue study of radionuclide migration. Water level monitoring reported at these and other wells in the region is combined with archival data to provide a better understanding of the hydrology at Nopal I. Initial results suggest that the local hydrology is dependent on the regional hydrologic setting and that this groundwater system behaves as an unconfined aquifer. The region is dominated by an alternating sequence of highlands and basins that step down from west to east. The Sierra de Pena Blanca was downdropped from the cratonic block to the west during Cenozoic extension. The Nopal I area is near the intersection of two large listric faults, and the questa of ash flow tuffs that hosts the deposit has been subjected to complex structural events. The Pena Blanca Uranium District was originally characterized by 105 airborne radiometric anomalies, indicating widespread uranium mineralization. The Nopal I uranium deposit is located in the Sierra del Pena Blanca between the Encinillas Basin to the west, with a mean elevation of 1560 m, and the El Cuervo Basin to the east, with a mean elevation of 1230 m. The Nopal I + 10 level is at an intermediate elevation of 1463 m, with a corresponding groundwater elevation of approximately 1240 m. The regional potentiometric surface indicates flow from west to east, with the El Cuervo Basin being the discharge zone for the regional flow system. However, it appears that the local groundwater potential beneath the Nopal I site is more in accordance with the water table of the El Cuervo Basin than with that of the Encinillas Basin. This might indicate that there is limited groundwater flow between the Encinillas Basin and the Nopal I area

  3. Interactions among wildland fires in a long-established Sierra Nevada natural fire area

    Collins, B.M.; Miller, J.D.; Thode, A.E.; Kelly, M.; van Wagtendonk, J.W.; Stephens, S.L.

    2009-01-01

    We investigate interactions between successive naturally occurring fires, and assess to what extent the environments in which fires burn influence these interactions. Using mapped fire perimeters and satellite-based estimates of post-fire effects (referred to hereafter as fire severity) for 19 fires burning relatively freely over a 31-year period, we demonstrate that fire as a landscape process can exhibit self-limiting characteristics in an upper elevation Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest. We use the term 'self-limiting' to refer to recurring fire as a process over time (that is, fire regime) consuming fuel and ultimately constraining the spatial extent and lessening fire-induced effects of subsequent fires. When the amount of time between successive adjacent fires is under 9 years, and when fire weather is not extreme (burning index fire burning into the previous fire area is extremely low. Analysis of fire severity data by 10-year periods revealed a fair degree of stability in the proportion of area burned among fire severity classes (unchanged, low, moderate, high). This is in contrast to a recent study demonstrating increasing high-severity burning throughout the Sierra Nevada from 1984 to 2006, which suggests freely burning fires over time in upper elevation Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests can regulate fire-induced effects across the landscape. This information can help managers better anticipate short- and long-term effects of allowing naturally ignited fires to burn, and ultimately, improve their ability to implement Wildland Fire Use programs in similar forest types. ?? 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

  4. Evolution of the northern Sierra Nevada metamorphic belt: Petrological, structural, and Ar/Ar constraints

    Hacker, B.R. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

    1993-05-01

    The Sierra Nevada metamorphic belt constitutes an important record of the growth of continental crust from essentially oceanic materials. In the northern Sierra, the central part of the belt is made up of volcanoplutonic arcs and sediment-dominated units inferred to be accretionary wedges or closed ocean basins. The latter are broken formation and melange composed of radiolarian chert, lava, and volcanogenic and continental turbidites. Sedimentary detritus in the largest of these units can be plausibly linked to sources farther east in the Sierra, suggesting that deposition occurred near the eastern Sierran arc. Isoclinal folds, steeply dipping foliations, and steeply plunging down-dip lineations are characteristics structures. The westernmost unit is only feebly recrystallized, and deformation was accomplished principally by stress solution and local redeposition in veins. More easterly, inboard units are compositionally similar, but they recrystallized at pumpellyite-actinolite-and blueschist-facies conditions and deformed via solution-transfer and dislocation creep. Phengite silica contents, the degree of quartz veining, and the locations of pseudo-isograds support an eastward increase in metamorphic pressure and temperature. Metamorphic conditions during the growth of pumpellyite and actinolite ranged from {approximately}150-350 {degrees}C and 200-400 MPa, compatible with recrystallization and deformation in subduction zones or the deeper levels of magmatic arcs. Ar/Ar ages of volcanisclastic rocks and crosscutting plutons constrain the age of deformation and metamorphism in the western part of the region to 174-165 Ma. Deformation and recrystallization in more easterly units may have been coeval or begun as early as Triassic time. 58 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  5. The free health care initiative: how has it affected health workers in Sierra Leone?

    Witter, Sophie; Wurie, Haja; Bertone, Maria Paola

    2016-02-01

    There is an acknowledged gap in the literature on the impact of fee exemption policies on health staff, and, conversely, the implications of staffing for fee exemption. This article draws from five research tools used to analyse changing health worker policies and incentives in post-war Sierra Leone to document the effects of the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) of 2010 on health workers.Data were collected through document review (57 documents fully reviewed, published and grey); key informant interviews (23 with government, donors, NGO staff and consultants); analysis of human resource data held by the MoHS; in-depth interviews with health workers (23 doctors, nurses, mid-wives and community health officers); and a health worker survey (312 participants, including all main cadres). The article traces the HR reforms which were triggered by the FHCI and evidence of their effects, which include substantial increases in number and pay (particularly for higher cadres), as well as a reported reduction in absenteeism and attrition, and an increase (at least for some areas, where data is available) in outputs per health worker. The findings highlight how a flagship policy, combined with high profile support and financial and technical resources, can galvanize systemic changes. In this regard, the story of Sierra Leone differs from many countries introducing fee exemptions, where fee exemption has been a stand-alone programme, unconnected to wider health system reforms. The challenge will be sustaining the momentum and the attention to delivering results as the FHCI ceases to be an initiative and becomes just 'business as normal'. The health system in Sierra Leone was fragile and conflict-affected prior to the FHCI and still faces significant challenges, both in human resources for health and more widely, as vividly evidenced by the current Ebola crisis. PMID:25797469

  6. Technical efficiency of peripheral health units in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone: a DEA application

    Kirigia Doris G

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA method has been fruitfully used in many countries in Asia, Europe and North America to shed light on the efficiency of health facilities and programmes. There is, however, a dearth of such studies in countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Since hospitals and health centres are important instruments in the efforts to scale up pro-poor cost-effective interventions aimed at achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, decision-makers need to ensure that these health facilities provide efficient services. The objective of this study was to measure the technical efficiency (TE and scale efficiency (SE of a sample of public peripheral health units (PHUs in Sierra Leone. Methods This study applied the Data Envelopment Analysis approach to investigate the TE and SE among a sample of 37 PHUs in Sierra Leone. Results Twenty-two (59% of the 37 health units analysed were found to be technically inefficient, with an average score of 63% (standard deviation = 18%. On the other hand, 24 (65% health units were found to be scale inefficient, with an average scale efficiency score of 72% (standard deviation = 17%. Conclusion It is concluded that with the existing high levels of pure technical and scale inefficiency, scaling up of interventions to achieve both global and regional targets such as the MDG and Abuja health targets becomes far-fetched. In a country with per capita expenditure on health of about US$7, and with only 30% of its population having access to health services, it is demonstrated that efficiency savings can significantly augment the government's initiatives to cater for the unmet health care needs of the population. Therefore, we strongly recommend that Sierra Leone and all other countries in the Region should institutionalise health facility efficiency monitoring at the Ministry of Health headquarter (MoH/HQ and at each health district headquarter.

  7. High genetic diversity among Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains from Sierra Leone

    Dafae Foday

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Among tuberculosis (TB high incidence regions, Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly affected with approx. 1.6 million new cases every year. Besides this dramatic situation, data on the diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC strains causing this epidemic in this area are only sparsely available. Here we analyzed the population structure of strains from Sierra Leone with a special focus on the prevalence of M. africanum. Results A total of 97 strains isolated from smear positive cases registered for re-treatment in the Western Area and Kenema districts in years 2003/2004 were investigated by susceptibility testing (first line drugs and molecular typing (IS6110 fingerprinting, spoligotyping, and MIRU-VNTR typing. Among the strains analyzed, 32 were resistant to isoniazid, and 11 were multidrug resistant (at least resistant to isoniazid and rifampin. The population diversity was high with two previously described M. africanum lineages (West African-1, n = 6; West African-2, n = 17 and seven M. tuberculosis lineages (Haarlem, n = 14; LAM, n = 15; EAI, n = 4; Beijing, n = 4; S-type, n = 4, X-type, n = 1; Cameroon, n = 4. Furthermore, two new M. tuberculosis genotypes Sierra Leone-1 (n = 7 and -2 (n = 10 were found. Strain classification according to a 7 bp deletion in pks1/15 revealed that the majority of M. tuberculosis strains belonged to the Euro American lineage (66 out of 74. Conclusion Resistance rates in Sierra Leone have reached an alarming level. The population structure of MTBC strains shows an intriguing diversity raising the question of possible consequences for TB epidemic and for the introduction of new diagnostic tests or treatment strategies in West Africa.

  8. Tertiary carbonate-dissolution cycles on the Sierra Leone Rise, eastern equatorial Atlantic Ocean

    Dean, W.E.; Gardner, J.V.; Cepek, P.

    1981-01-01

    Most of the Tertiary section on Sierra Leone Rise off northwest Africa consists of chalk, marl, and limestone that show cyclic alterations of clay-rich and clay-poor beds about 20-60 cm thick. On the basis of biostratigraphic accumulation rates, the cycles in Oligocene and Miocene chalk have periods which average about 44,000 years, and those in Eocene siliceous limestone have periods of 4000-27,000 years. Several sections were sampled in detail to further define the cycles in terms of content of CaCO3, clay minerals, and relative abundances of calcareous nannofossils. Extending information gained by analyses of Pleistocene cores from the continental margin of northwest Africa to the Tertiary cycles on Sierra Leone Rise, both dilution by noncarbonate material and dissolution of CaCO3 could have contributed to the observed relative variations in clay and CaCO3. However, dissolution of CaCO3 as the main cause of the carbonate-clay cycles on the Sierra Leone Rise, rather than dilution by clay, is suggested by the large amount of change (several thousand percent) in terrigenous influx required to produce the observed variations in amount of clay and by the marked increase in abundance of dissolution-resistant discoasters relative to more easily dissolved coccoliths in low-carbonate parts of cycles. The main cause of dissolution of CaCO3 was shoaling of the carbonate compensation depth (CCD) during the early Neogene and climatically induced fluctuations in the thickness of Antarctic Bottom Water. ?? 1981.

  9. The Impact of the West Africa Ebola Outbreak on Obstetric Health Care in Sierra Leone.

    Kim J Brolin Ribacke

    Full Text Available As Sierra Leone celebrates the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD outbreak, we can begin to fully grasp its impact on already weak health systems. The EVD outbreak in West Africa forced many hospitals to close down or reduce their activity, either to prevent nosocomial transmission or because of staff shortages. The aim of this study is to assess the potential impact of EVD on nationwide access to obstetric care in Sierra Leone.Community health officers collected weekly data between January 2014-May 2015 on in-hospital deliveries and caesarean sections (C-sections from all open facilities (public, private for-profit and private non-profit sectors offering emergency obstetrics in Sierra Leone. This was compared to official data of EVD cases per district. Logistic and Poisson regression analyses were used to compute risk and rate estimates. Nationwide, the number of in-hospital deliveries and C-sections decreased by over 20% during the EVD outbreak. The decline occurred early on in the EVD outbreak and was mainly attributable to the closing of private not-for-profit hospitals rather than government facilities. Due to difficulties in collecting data in the midst of an epidemic, limitations of this study include some missing data points.Both the number of in-hospital deliveries and C-sections substantially declined shortly after the onset of the EVD outbreak. Since access to emergency obstetric care, like C-sections, is associated with decreased maternal mortality, many women are likely to have died due to the reduced access to appropriate care during childbirth. Future research on indirect health effects of health system breakdown should ideally be nationwide and continue also into the recovery phase. It is also important to understand the mechanisms behind the deterioration so that important health services can be reestablished.

  10. The eastern front of the Sierra Nevada; prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruption

    Rinehart, C.D.; Smith, W.C.

    1981-01-01

    On Sunday morning, May 25, 1980, the weather at Mammoth Lakes, Calif., was sunny and brisk. Suddenly, just before 9:33 a.m, the world became a jarring, lurching, unstable place. Along the front of the Sierra Nevada, the muffled thunder of rockfalls and avalanches prolonged the confusion of sound and motion and added the spectacle of large, rising dust clouds. Three geysers, one 30 ft high, suddenly roared into the air at Hot Creek, although none survived more than a few hours. Some new boiling pools appeared, while many existing hot springs and pools became hotter and more active. 

  11. Asintóticas para frecuencias altas de ondas atrapadas por sierras submarinas

    Marin Ramírez, Ana Magnolia

    2012-01-01

    Desde el primer trabajo de Ursell [1] en 1951, se conoce que en el caso de sierras submarinas ocurre el fenómeno de ondas guiadas para ondas de agua. Jones, en el período inicial del desarrollo del anáisis funcional moderno, obtuvo el primer resultado matemático concerniente al problema que tratamos aquí Usando análisis espectral para el operador de Laplace en dominios no acotados con varias condiciones de frontera, mostró los teoremas de comparación, de los cuales se obtienen resultado...

  12. The Neotectonic and its relation with radioactive manifestations in the east of the Sierra Maestra

    The neotectonic structures of the east of the Sierra Maestra were studied. A tectonic-structural analysis of relief was made, were morphometric methods and the joint analysis of the geological, geophysical and geomorphological information were applied to know its influence in the control of the radioactive mineralization. The meso blocks and micro blocks were determined and characterized. The diagram of neotectonic blocks to scale 1:100 000 was made. The link between radioactive anomalies and disyuntive structures was demonstrated. A methodology of work for the study of the mountainous zones of the country was obtained

  13. Policy aspects of development and individual mobility: migration and circulation from Ecuador's rural Sierra.

    Brown, L A; Brea, J A; Goets, A R

    1988-04-01

    "Individual out-migration and out-circulation from Ecuador's rural Sierra during the period 1974-1982 are jointly examined to identify differences in each process. Personal attributes operate similarly, but place characteristics associated with development do not. Particular attention is given to land reform policies and related occurrences as forces of regional change, which in turn affect population movements. Also highlighted is the importance of place knowledge, particularly in drawing substantively informed conclusions from statistical analyses of data with broad geographic coverage." PMID:12281542

  14. High Hopes, Grim Reality: Reintegration and the Education of Former Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

    Betancourt, Theresa Stichick; Simmons, Stephanie; Borisova, Ivelina; Brewer, Stephanie E.; Iweala, Uzo; de la Soudière, Marie

    2008-01-01

    Civil war broke out in Sierra Leone in 1991 and lasted more than a decade. During the conflict, both the national army and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group responsible for some of the worst atrocities during the conflict, abducted children from the villages they attacked and occupied. An estimated 15,000–22,000 children of all ages were taken from their families and forced to serve the military groups in a number of ways, from performing domestic chores and other military s...

  15. Diamanti e sviluppo Un’analisi critica degli stereotipi sui minatori della Sierra Leone

    Lorenzo D’Angelo

    2013-01-01

    In the last decade, the Sierra Leone’s diamond mines have been the focus of an intense debate among analysts and experts of the development. Two main interrelated issues have been at stake in this debate: first, to understand the economic and political reasons that had supported the civil war from 1991 to 2002 and, second, to understand how to convert a potential “conflict commodity” in a resource for peace and prosperity. In this paper, I intend to highlight some recurring stereotypes of thi...

  16. Meteoric isotopic gradient on the windward side of theSierra Madre Oriental area, Veracruz Mexico

    Juan Pérez Quezadas; Alejandra Cortés Silva; Salvatore Inguaggiato; María del Rocío Salas Ortega; Juan Cervantes Pérez; Victor Michael Heilweil

    2015-01-01

    The isotopic composition ( d 18 O , d D ) of precipitation in the windward side of the Sierra Madre Oriental on the eastern flank of the Mexican Volcanic Belt was characterized along a 90 km transect from sea level up to an altitude of 4220 meters. Rain samples were collected during the rainy season (May through October) from 2007 through 2012. The Local Meteoric Water Line (LMWL), determined with linear regression of isotope results, is d D = 7.44 d 18 O + 7.3, R 2 = 0.99. Thi...

  17. Uso tradicional de vertebrados silvestres en la Sierra Nanchititla, México

    Monroy Vilchis, Octavio; Cabrera García, Leonardo; Suárez, Pedro; Zarco González, Martha Mariela; Rodríguez Soto, Clarita; Urios, Vicente

    2008-01-01

    Los pobladores nativos de México se han caracterizado por poseer conocimiento tradicional sobre las especies de flora y fauna de los ambientes donde habitan, así como por sus prácticas de aprovechamiento. En este estudio se documentó el uso tradicional de vertebrados silvestres por parte de los habitantes de las trece comunidades de mayor influencia de la Reserva Natural Sierra Nanchititla (RNSN), se examinó su disponibilidad como recurso en esta área protegida y se analizó la correlación ent...

  18. USO TRADICIONAL DE VERTEBRADOS SILVESTRES EN LA SIERRA NANCHITITLA, MÉXICO

    Octavio Monroy-Vilchis; Leonardo Cabrera; Pedro Suárez; Martha Mariela Zarco-González; Clarita Rodríguez-Soto; Vicente Urios

    2008-01-01

    Los pobladores nativos de México se han caracterizado por poseer conocimiento tradicional sobre las especies de flora y fauna de los ambientes donde habitan, así como por sus prácticas de aprovechamiento. En este estudio se documentó el uso tradicional de vertebrados silvestres por parte de los habitantes de las trece comunidades de mayor influencia de la Reserva Natural Sierra Nanchititla (RNSN), se examinó su disponibilidad como recurso en esta área protegida y se analizó la correlación ent...

  19. Estructura de los encinares de la sierra de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato, México

    Juan Martínez-Cruz; Oswaldo Téllez Valdés; Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez

    2009-01-01

    Se describe la estructura de 4 asociaciones de encinares en el oriente de la sierra de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato, con el método de cuadrantes al punto central (21 transectos), donde se contabilizaron 2 320 individuos arbóreos y arbustivos, que incluyen 36 especies, 22 géneros y 15 familias. La asociación Quercus potosina-Q. castanea (QPC) registró la mayor riqueza (29 especies) y el menor número de individuos por ha-1 (650). Por el contrario, la asociación de Q. laurina-Q. rugosa (QLR) presentó ...

  20. Proyecto para la recuperación de suelos de la Sierra Minera.

    Zanuzzi, Andrea

    2009-01-01

    Investigadores del grupo Gestión, Aprovechamiento y Recuperación de Suelos y Aguas han conseguido un método para reducir en gran medida la contaminación por metales pesados de zonas de la Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión. Se trata de un sistema basado en la aplicación de residuos (purines, lodos de depuradora y lodo de corte de las canteras de mármol). Los resultados son fruto de dos proyectos de investigación, financiados por el Plan Nacional PETRI y PROFIT del Ministerio de Educación y C...

  1. La dinámica demográfica reciente en la Sierra Morena Cordobesa

    Luque Revuelto, Ricardo Manuel

    2012-01-01

    La Sierra de Córdoba constituye un ámbito espacial diferenciado en la provincia y en el conjunto de Andalucía. Los habitantes de los espacios mariánicos son el elemento básico en la ocupación de ese territorio, caracterizado por un marcado carácter rural. El estudio de la dinámica demográfi ca reciente de los espacios mariánicos y las diferencias regionales que presenta constituye el objetivo principal del presente trabajo.

  2. Infraestructura verde urbana: Plan Estratégico de Desarrollo Urbano de Makeni (Sierra Leona)

    García Fernández, Natalia; Salas Ruiz, Adela

    2014-01-01

    La aportación al Plan Estratégico de Desarrollo Urbano de Makeni (Sierra Leona) desde la Infraestructura Verde pretende formalizar una estrategia de aproximación al territorio que ponga en valor la capacidad productiva de éste y permita compatibilizar la protección de las áreas de mayor valor con un desarrollo urbano y socioeconómico sostenible. La identificación de la Infraestructura Verde en el territorio no es otra cosa que la formalización de la “elección del sitio” que evidenciamos de...

  3. Current Status Of the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Eastern Sierra Morena, Southern Spain

    Manuel Moral; José Bueno; Rafael Cadenas; Miguel Angel Simón; José María Gil-Sánchez; Javier Rodríguez-Siles

    2010-01-01

    The distribution range of the largest Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) population of Eastern Sierra Morena was assessed between 1999 and 2006. The past distribution was evaluated using field interviews, the present range was determined by sign searching (scats) in 5x5 km and 1x1 km UTM quadrats, and the annual population size was estimated by camera-trapping. Our results indicate that lynx distribution has been limited to granite areas, and since the middle of the 20th century lynx occupation was...

  4. The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Pujehun, Sierra Leone: epidemiology and impact of interventions

    Ajelli, Marco; Parlamento, Stefano; Bome, David; Kebbi, Atiba; Atzori, Andrea; Frasson, Clara; Putoto, Giovanni; Carraro, Dante; Merler, Stefano

    2015-01-01

    Background In July 2014, an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) started in Pujehun district, Sierra Leone. On January 10th, 2015, the district was the first to be declared Ebola-free by local authorities after 49 cases and a case fatality rate of 85.7 %. The Pujehun outbreak represents a precious opportunity for improving the body of work on the transmission characteristics and effects of control interventions during the 2014–2015 EVD epidemic in West Africa. Methods By integrating hospital...

  5. Tafonomía en la Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos (España)

    Fernández Jalvo, Yolanda

    2003-01-01

    [ES] Los yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca (Gran Dolina, Penal, Galería y Sima de los Huesos) tienen un abundante contenido fósil y en ellos se han efectuado varios estudios tafonómicos. De los tres primeros yacimientos, todos ellos en la Trinchera del Ferrocarril, el objeto de estudio ha sido las asociaciones de micromamíferos. Estos estudios han proporcionado una información importante sobre los mecanismos de formación de estos yacimientos y la evolución de las distintas cavida...

  6. Seismic evidence for crustal underplating beneath a large igneous province: The Sierra Leone Rise, equatorial Atlantic

    Jones, E. J. W.; McMechan, G. A.; Zeng, X.

    2015-01-01

    Wide-angle seismic profiles reveal anomalously thick crust with a high-velocity (> 7.3 km s− 1) zone under the Sierra Leone Rise, a major mid-plate elevation in the Atlantic lying between the Cape Verde platform and the Cameroon Volcanic Line. A profile recorded over the crest using an ocean-bottom seismometer and surface sonobuoys shows that beneath a 3 km water layer and 1 km of sediments, the basement extends to 16–20 km below sea level. Most velocity-depth values fall outside the expected...

  7. Integration of the Watcher Telescope into the Sierra Stars Observatory Network – Lessons Learned for GLORIA

    Martin Topinka

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The UCD Watcher robotic telescope is planning to participate in the Sierra Stars Observatory Network (SSON, a US-based organisation that provides astronomical images upon request to subscribing users, who are typically either amateurs or university/college students. Implementing the tasks required for the integration of Watcher to SSON, such as remote scheduling, file transfer, image quality validation and the provision of meteorological information, have provided useful experience for the GLORIA project. It has also become apparent that managing user expectations will be important for GLORIA.

  8. The Ebola virus disease outbreak and the mineral sectors of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

    Bermúdez-Lugo, Omayra; Menzie, William D.

    2015-01-01

    The mineral sector plays a key role in the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The onset of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in early 2014, together with changes in mineral market conditions, raised questions regarding the status of mining operations and of mineral development and exploration projects in all three countries. Mineral projects were the underpinnings of World Bank short-term forecasts of increases in gross domestic product (GDP) for all three countries and were expected to be the basis of future economic growth. The significant delay or cancellation of these projects could result in a major economic setback for all three countries.

  9. SELENIUM and arsenic concentrations in platinum group minerals of placer origin from Borneo and Sierra Leone

    Hattori, K. H.; Johanson, B.; Cabri, L. J.

    2003-04-01

    Laurite grains were examined from the type locality, Pontijn River, Tanah Laur, Borneo and from South Tambanio River, S.E. Borneo, and erlichmanite grains from Sierra Leone. The Borneo samples are associated with ophiolite (Alpine-type) ultramafic rocks and the Sierra Leone samples with the layered Freetown Igneous Complex. Laurite grains from Borneo are sub-rounded to spherical with pits and show conchoidal fractures. They contain rare inclusions of an exsolved chalcopyrite+ bornite+ pentlandite mixture. On the other hand, the erlichmanite grains from Sierra Leone are euhedral with minor smooth edges and contain abundant rounded inclusions of exsolved sulphides;(chalcopyrite +bornite) and (chalcopyrite+ pentlandite+ pyrrhotite). All grains examined are solid solutions of Ru and Os with minor to moderate Ir and Rh (mostly less than 1wt percent, and rarely over 5 wt percent). Arsenic contents vary from 0.4 to 1.3 wt percent and Se from 40 to 620 ppm and the two are correlated. Grains with less Se contain greater amounts of As; [As] = -55 x [Se]+ 16,000 (ppm). The evidence supports their presence at the S site, but the huge departure from 1:1 correlation is not understood. The laurite grains from Borneo are relatively homogeneous, showing rare zoning of Ru and Os. Ratios of S/Se show a narrow spread from 1600 to 2400, which are in the range for sulphides from the shallow, sub-arc mantle (Hattori et al., 2002). The data support their formation in the mantle and subsequent erosion after the obduction of the host ultramafic rocks. The laurite-erlichmanite from Sierra Leone show complicated internal zoning of Ru and Os, as shown pictorially previously (Hattori et al., 1991). The contents of Se and As systematically vary with Ru and Os. The Ru-rich parts (close to laurite composition) are enriched in Se and depleted in As. Furthermore; chalcopyrite inclusions contain even higher Se and lower As than the host laurite/erlichmanite. They show a narrow spread from 1650 to

  10. Parameters of deep melts in the Sierra-Leone region, Central Atlantic (data on melt inclusions)

    Simonov, V. A.; Glazyrin, Yu. E.; Kovyazin, S. V.

    2003-04-01

    Samples, collected during 22 cruise of R/V "Academician Nikolaj Strakhov" in the Sierra Leone F.Z. Region, Central Atlantic (Peyve et al., 2000) were investigated. The features of geology and volcanism of this region were reviewed in the last publications (Peyve et al., 2003; Skolotnev et al., 2003). In the present report the results of melt inclusions study in olivines and in plagioclases from basalts are given. The experiments with inclusions were carried out according published procedure (Simonov, 1993; Sobolev, Danyushevsky, 1994). The compositions of inclusions were established using a "Camebax-micro" electron microprobe. Contents of trace, rare earth elements and water in inclusions were determined on ionic microprobe IMS-4f on procedure published in the work (Sobolev, 1996). The analysis of melt inclusions in olivines from basalts has shown, that the magmas of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) Rift Zone in the Sierra-Leone Region have sufficiently high temperatures of crystallization -- 1275--1340^oC. Comparison of homogenization temperatures with liquidus temperatures calculated according PETROLOG (Danyushevsky, 2001) show, that the most of data agree with limits of used thermometers. The presence of such temperature characteristics testifies that the inclusions characterize parameters of deep melts. Primary magmas in this region, according estimation on procedure (Schilling et al., 1995), were formed at parameters of mantle melting near 1340--1370^oC and 50--60 km (Simonov et al., 2001). Comparison with data on trace and rare earth elements in melt inclusions in olivines from rocks 9^o N MAR (Sobolev, 1997) demonstrates, that on an interrelation La/Sm--Zr/Y inclusions in olivines from Sierra-Leone Region are close to data on normal melts formed during melting of mantle with formation about 5% of melt. On a character of distribution of trace and rare earth elements melts in the Sierra-Leone Region are closer to magmas from north segments of MAR (8^o N), than

  11. ESTRUCTURA DEL BOSQUE TEMPLADO DE GALERÍA EN LA SIERRA DE QUILA, JALISCO

    Ana Luisa Santiago-Pérez; Alberto Ayón Escobedo; Verónica Carolina Rosas-Espinoza; Fabián Alejandro Rodríguez Zaragoza; Sandra Luz Toledo González

    2014-01-01

    El área protegida Sierra de Quila en Jalisco posee una extensa red de arroyos permanentes y temporales donde los bosques de galería mantienen importantes procesos ecológicos y de conectividad biológica. Este trabajo describe su estructura florística arbórea en siete arroyos ubicados en el intervalo altitudinal de 1 876 y 2 200 m. Se establecieron 29 sitios de muestreo de 500 m 2 cada uno (1.45 ha) en los que se midieron todos los individuos leñosos 7 cm de diámetro (DN). Se registraron ...

  12. Geología y fracturas en la estructura San Pedro, sierra del Alto Río Seco, Sierras Subandinas, provincia de Salta Geology and fractures in the San Pedro Structure, Sierra Alto del Río Seco, Sierras Subandinas, Province of Salta

    L. Di Marco

    2005-01-01

    La estructura San Pedro se encuentra en el sector central-septentrional de la unidad morfo-estructural de Sierras Subandinas. Su columna estratigráfica esta caracterizada por una compleja historia geológica en la que se superponen varias cuencas sedimentarias con distinto origen, con un relleno total de más de 10.000 m de espesor y desarrolladas en diferentes edades geológicas y bajo distintos ambientes. El yacimiento San Pedrito (niveles devónicos), ubicado en el bloque Acambuco de la cuenca...

  13. Media and conflict in Sierra Leone: national and international perspectives of the civil war

    Valentina Bau

    2011-08-01

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    The rise of the media in Sierra Leone. The media and the civil conflict. The evolution of the conflict. The Western media perspective of a "barbaric" Africa. Western media coverage of the civil war in Sierra Leone: the British example. The role of NGOs in news reporting.

    The end of the twentieth century saw an adverse escalation in armed conflict. A characteristic of this was that whilst the majority of wars that took place before the 1990s were fought between states, conflicts post 1990 progressively began to take place within countries. The doctrines of major world powers no longer seemed to determine the ideologies and objectives of warring groups and, almost as a new war strategy, combatants started to target civilians rather than fighting sections in order to achieve their objectives. Atrocities began to be the statements that publicised political positions. In countries that were rich in natural resources, such as diamonds, the political goals of wars were often linked to the complex logics of resource appropriation (Bangura, 2004.
    Rather than providing an account of the events that shaped the unfolding of the civil war in Sierra Leone, this paper focuses on the analysis of the role that the media played in elaborating the perception of those events, both at a national and international level. A theoretical examination of the impact of the conflict’s media coverage - which has been explored and reviewed by authors such as Khan (1998 and Shaw (2006 - is conducted and its effect of the war explained.
    The growth of the Sierra Leonean press is discussed and its limitations reviewed, examining both the financial and legislative constraints that characterised it, some of which derive from the colonial period. The role of the media is then evaluated in relation to the internal influence that “biased” journalism had on the shaping of the war, and how it impacted on the fighting. Finally, an example of the Western media

  14. Alternatives for Sustainable Development and Gender Equality: A Case Study from Sierra Leone

    Lovetta Sesay, Fatmata

    2016-01-01

    Introduction It is generally accepted that women in developing countries live in a desperate economic situation. Yet there is little consensus as to what the problem is and therefore how it needs to be tackled. In the light of the “booming industry” of development agencies, it is time to evaluate how efficient and effective their work has been especially with their gender policies, and above all to evaluate the sustainability of programmes when agencies “poll out”. Alternatives for Sierra Leo...

  15. Flora útil de los cafetales en la Sierra Norte de Puebla, México

    Miguel Ángel Martínez; Virginia Evangelista; Francisco Basurto; Myrna Mendoza; Antonio Cruz Rivas

    2007-01-01

    Los cafetales de la Sierra Norte de Puebla son agroecosistemas variados en composición y estructura, donde se pueden encontrar especies vegetales cultivadas y silvestres, nativas e introducidas, y cuya diversidad fl orística está estrechamente ligada a las condiciones sociales, económicas y ecológicas en las que se inserta la producción del café. En la última década el cultivo de esta planta ha estado en crisis debido a los bajos precios del producto; sin embargo, los agricultores mantienen l...

  16. Salida de campo a Montejo de la Sierra (Madrid) a mediados de septiembre de 1953

    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Salida de campo a Montejo de la Sierra, en Madrid, a mediados de septiembre de 1953, de la que se anotaron observaciones sobre los siguientes anfibios: Bufo bufo (Sapo común, llamado B.vulgaris por el autor) y Rana sp. (Rana), los siguientes reptiles: Natrix maura (Culebra viperina, llamada Tropidonotus viperinus por el autor) y Psammodromus sp. (Lagartija), los siguientes mamíferos: Arvicola sapidus (Rata de agua, también llamado Ratón aguadero), Martes foina (Garduña), Plecotus sp. (Orejudo...

  17. Listado florístico de la Sierra de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato, México

    Juan Martínez Cruz; Oswaldo Téllez-Valdés

    2004-01-01

    Actualmente la Sierra de Santa Rosa es una de las pocas áreas reminiscentes medianamente conservadas en Guanajuato, ya que desafortunadamente el estado se ha caracterizado por la degradación de su cubierta vegetal desde tiempos coloniales. En este estudio florístico se registran 21 taxa infraespecíficos, 496 especies, 273 géneros y 93 familias de plantas vasculares. De éstas, la familia Asteraceae tiene la mayor riqueza de especies, seguida por Poaceae y Lamiaceae. Se registraron tres especie...

  18. La construcción del paisaje. Megalitismo y Ecología en la Sierra de Barbanza

    Criado-Boado, Felipe; Aira Rodríguez, María Jesús, 1958-; Díaz-Fierros Viqueira, Francisco

    1986-01-01

    [ES] Estudio destinado a descubrir las relaciones entre las culturas megalíticas del NW peninsular y su marco ecológico, intentando, además, definir la significación y sentido de esas relaciones. El área de actuación se limita a un ámbito muy restringido, a la Sierra de Barbanza, comarca de reducida superficie y características geográficas de innegable personalidad y originalidad. La comprensión y aprehensión plena de las condiciones ecológicas de la Sierra de Barbanza es imprescindible para ...

  19. La Economía Campesina y su Integracioh al Mercado:El Caso de la Sierra Sur del Peru

    Adolfo Figueroa

    1980-01-01

    En el presente articulo se presentaun marc23analítico para estudiar el proceso de produccibn e intercambio en Ias economías campesinas. La realidad estudiada se compone de las comunidades campesinas de la sierm sur del Perú, La visibn común que se tiene de la sociedad peruana es que los campesinos de la sierra constituye una economía ‘auto-suficiente" ‘“fuera del mercado”, Pero dadas sus características culturales, se espera que las comunidades de la sierra sur sean el caso más extremo de dua...

  20. Cambios multitemporales del futuro "Parque Nacional de las Cumbres de la Sierra de Guadarrama" mediante la teledetección

    Meijide Méndez, Alba

    2012-01-01

    La zona de la sierra de Guadarrama es un enclave muy importante debido a que es un espacio montañoso y verde situado muy cerca de la gran urbe de Madrid y de la ciudad de Segovia, con lo que a parte de tener un gran valor ecológico, se encuentra sometido a una presión humana muy elevada. Hace varios años se lanzó la propuesta de declarar la zona como Parque Nacional de las Cumbres de la Sierra de Guadarrama, hecho que ha levantado mucha polémica por parte de distintos grupos, tanto por su ...

  1. Capacidad de uso del suelo y usos recomendados en la Sierra de Espadán (Castellón)

    Martínez, Victoria; Carbó, Ester

    1992-01-01

    Se determinan la capacidad de uso de los suelos de la Sierra de Espadán y los usos recomendados como metodologías para evaluación de dicho territorio. Se exponen, con el código correspondiente, las limitaciones del suelo y del entorno que condicionan cada uno de los usos propuestos. Se presentan el mapa de Capacidad de uso y la Cartografía de las Recomendaciones de uso en un sector representativo de la Sierra de Espadán. Se obtiene que el 90% del total de la superficie prese...

  2. Avistamientos recientes de águila real (Aquila chrysaetos en la sierra El Mechudo, Baja California Sur, México Recent sightings of Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos in the Sierra El Mechudo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

    Israel Guerrero-Cárdenas

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Se reportan nuevos avistamientos de águila real durante 3 años consecutivos (2007-2010 en 2 localidades de la sierra El Mechudo (El Saucito y las Tarabillas, Baja California Sur. Los avistamientos, se realizaron con cámaras-trampa y por observación directa. En BCS, los registros más recientes son de la sierra de la Laguna en el 2000. Se han detectado al menos 4 individuos diferentes, entre juveniles y adultos. La importancia de estos nuevos avistamientos reside en que por primera vez se registra la presencia del águila real en cuerpos de agua dulce.We report new sightings of Golden Eagle for 3 consecutive years (2007-2010 at 2 localities of the Sierra El Mechudo (El Saucito and Tarabillas, Baja California Sur. These sightings were recorded with camera traps and by direct observation. Most recent records from BCS are for the Sierra de la Laguna in 2000. At least 4 different individuals, both juveniles and adults, have been recorded. The importance of these new sightings is that for the first time we registered Golden Eagles infresh water wetlands.

  3. Diamanti e sviluppo Un’analisi critica degli stereotipi sui minatori della Sierra Leone

    Lorenzo D’Angelo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In the last decade, the Sierra Leone’s diamond mines have been the focus of an intense debate among analysts and experts of the development. Two main interrelated issues have been at stake in this debate: first, to understand the economic and political reasons that had supported the civil war from 1991 to 2002 and, second, to understand how to convert a potential “conflict commodity” in a resource for peace and prosperity. In this paper, I intend to highlight some recurring stereotypes of this debate. In particular, I will focus on a constellation of representations that depict the artisanal miners either as workers poorly organized and prone to irrational economic behavior, or as workers subjected to forms of exploitation akin to slavery. Based on fieldwork conducted in the diamond mining areas of Sierra Leone (2007-2011, this article intends to analyze the main forms of working organization and distribution of earnings among the miners. By challenging some stereotypes characterizing the development discourse, my aim is to show the cultural complexity and the historical density of the practices through which the miners face the risks and uncertainties of their job.

  4. Increasing elevation of fire in the Sierra Nevada and implications for forest change

    Schwartz, Mark W; Butt, Nathalie; Dolanc, Christopher R.; Holguin, Andrew; Moritz, Max A.; North, Malcolm P.; Safford, Hugh D.; Stephenson, Nathan L.; Thorne, James H.; van Mantgem, Phillip J.

    2015-01-01

    Fire in high-elevation forest ecosystems can have severe impacts on forest structure, function and biodiversity. Using a 105-year data set, we found increasing elevation extent of fires in the Sierra Nevada, and pose five hypotheses to explain this pattern. Beyond the recognized pattern of increasing fire frequency in the Sierra Nevada since the late 20th century, we find that the upper elevation extent of those fires has also been increasing. Factors such as fire season climate and fuel build up are recognized potential drivers of changes in fire regimes. Patterns of warming climate and increasing stand density are consistent with both the direction and magnitude of increasing elevation of wildfire. Reduction in high elevation wildfire suppression and increasing ignition frequencies may also contribute to the observed pattern. Historical biases in fire reporting are recognized, but not likely to explain the observed patterns. The four plausible mechanistic hypotheses (changes in fire management, climate, fuels, ignitions) are not mutually exclusive, and likely have synergistic interactions that may explain the observed changes. Irrespective of mechanism, the observed pattern of increasing occurrence of fire in these subalpine forests may have significant impacts on their resilience to changing climatic conditions.

  5. Environmental interpretation of lithofacies and biofacies, lower Sierra Madre Limestone, west central Chiapas, Mexico

    Hansen, D.K.T.

    1989-03-01

    The Jiquipilas section of the Cretaceous Sierra Madre Limestone, which encompasses the lower part of the formation, was measured northwest of the town of Ocozocuautla in west-central Chiapas, Mexico. The section is 2140 m thick and is characterized by six lithofacies interpreted to represent supratidal, intertidal platform, restricted inner shelf, open inner shelf, shoal, and open-marine middle shelf environments. Overall, the sequence is submergent, with minor emergent episodes. Based upon cluster analysis, three biofacies associations were established: offshore middle shelf, nearshore middle shelf, and inner shelf. The lower 2045 m of the section are dominated by the inner shelf association, while the upper 95 m are dominated by the offshore association. The nearshore middle-shelf association is a minor component throughout the section. Correlation with a measure section from a previous study resulted in a composite thickness for the Sierra Madre Limestone in west-central Chiapas of 3355 m. This figure is considerably greater than previously reported thicknesses for the formation. It indicates that sedimentation on the Yucatan carbonate platform during the middle Cretaceous may have approached sediment accumulation rates in modern sedimentary basins.

  6. Age of formation deposition Tunes, Sierra de la Ventana Foldbelt, Argentina

    The Sierra de la Ventana, located in east-central Argentina, is the most important recharge area within the South American Plate, an extensive Paleozoic basin, which evolved from a passive margin basin to basin - ante country. The basin developed on the southwestern edge of the supercontinent Gondwana, where magmatic activity occurred in large areal and temporal scale during the Paleozoic, particularly during the Permian . Tufáceos horizons that occur in the Sierra de la Ventana and the Cape Foldbelt Basins and San Rafael, Paraná, Sauce Grande and Karoo can be correlated with this period of intense magmatic activity . Five igneous zircons in an interleaved tufácea layer with sandstones and mudstones of the Tunas Formation, through the U / Pb method were dated using LA - MC - ICP - MS . Yielded an age of 274.3 ± 4.8 Concord Ma for tuffs of the Tunas Formation . Inherited zircons with ages between 623 and 374 Ma, indicate provenance of Patagonian region. Analysis of x -ray diffraction allowed the identification of quartz, plagioclase, smectite and illite mineral constituents of the tufts . The presence of abundant quartz and plagioclase suggests a dacitic volcanism nature to volcanism of southwestern Gondwanan margin and smectite is interpreted as a product of alteration of volcanic material deposited in an aqueous environment

  7. Inference and forecast of the current west african ebola outbreak in Guinea, sierra leone and liberia.

    Shaman, Jeffrey; Yang, Wan; Kandula, Sasikiran

    2014-01-01

    The current West African Ebola outbreak poses an unprecedented public health challenge for the world at large. The response of the global community to the epidemic, including deployment of nurses, doctors, epidemiologists, beds, supplies and security, is shaped by our understanding of the spatial-temporal extent and progression of the disease. Ongoing evaluation of the epidemiological characteristics and future course of the Ebola outbreak is needed to stay abreast of any changes to its transmission dynamics, as well as the success or failure of intervention efforts. Here we use observations, dynamic modeling and Bayesian inference to generate simulations and weekly forecasts of the outbreaks in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Estimates of key epidemiological characteristics over time indicate continued epidemic growth in West Africa, though there is some evidence of slowing growth in Liberia. 6-week forecasts over successive weeks corroborate these findings; forecasts projecting no future change in intervention efficacy have been more accurate for Guinea and Sierra Leone, but have overestimated incidence and mortality for Liberia. PMID:25642378

  8. Geological evolution of a Pleistocene rhyolitic center: Sierra La Primavera, Jalisco, Mexico

    Mahood, G.A.

    1980-10-01

    The Sierra La Primavera volcanic complex consists of late Pleistocene comenditic lava flows and domes, ash-flow tuff, air-fall pumice, and caldera-lake sediments. The earliest lavas were erupted about 120,000 years ago, and were followed approximately 95,000 years ago by the eruption of about 20 km/sup 3/ of magma as ash flows that form the compositionally-zoned Tala Tuff. Collapse of the roof zone of the magma chamber led to the formation of a shallow 11-km-diameter caldera. It soon filled with water, forming a caldera lake in which sediment began to collect. The four major fault systems in the Sierra La Primavera are related to caldera collapse or to uplife caused by the insurgence of the southern arc magma. Steam vents and large-discharge 65/sup 0/C hot springs are associated with the faulting. Calculated equilibrium temperatures of the geothermal fluids are approx. 170/sup 0/C, but temperatures in excess of 240/sup 0/C have been encountered in an exploratory drill hole. A seismic survey showed attenuation of both S and P waves within the caldera, P waves attenuated more severely than S waves. The greatest attenuation is associated with an area of steam vents, and the rapid lateral variations in attenuation suggest that they are produced by a shallow geothermal system rather than by underlying magma.

  9. Fumio Matsumura--accomplishments at the University of California, Davis, and in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    Seiber, James N

    2015-05-01

    Fumio Matsumura joined the University of California, Davis, faculty in 1987 where he served as founding director of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, associate director of the U.C. Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program, and chair of the Department of Environmental Toxicology. He was an active affiliate with the NIEHS-funded Superfund Basic Research Program and the NIH Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was in many instances a primary driver or otherwise involved in most activities related to environmental toxicology at Davis, including the education of students in environmental biochemistry and ecotoxicology. A significant part of his broad research program was focused on the long range transport of chemicals such as toxaphene, PCBs and related contaminants used or released in California to the Sierra Nevada mountains, downwind of the urban and agricultural regions of the state. He hypothesized that these chemical residues adversely affected fish and wildlife, and particularly the declining populations of amphibians in Sierra Nevada streams and lakes. Fumio and his students and colleagues found residues of toxaphene and PCBs at higher elevations, an apparent result of atmospheric drift and deposition in the mountains. Fumio and his wife Teruko had personal interests in, and a love of the mountains, as avid skiers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. PMID:25987222

  10. Geology of the Sierra de los ajos (Laguna Merin basin, Rocha, Uruguay)

    The studied area is located between Lascano city and Sierra de los Ajos hills (department of Rocha, East Uruguay). It is represented by volcanic deposits correspondent to Puerto Gomez and Arequita Formations which are exposed as remarkable and preserved hills in areas recovered by Cenozoic sediments and wetlands. Detailed geological mapping allowed the descriptive characterization of eight volcanic facies: five coherent facies and three volcaniclastic facies. Several structural lineaments located in a constrictive framework, according to the transcurrent system represented by the northeastern portion of the Santa Lucia - Aigua - Merin tectonic corridor (SaLAM), were identified. These lineaments (Bella Vista, India Muerta and Los Ajos) controlled the tecto-magmatic arrange in this portion of the basin, determining petrographic and structural differences in the area. Particularly, to the East of the India Muerta with structural trend No.20 felsic lavas correspondent to the Sierra de los Ajos and related volcaniclastic deposits are present. On the other hand to the West, intermediate to felsic lavas occurred and no volcaniclastic deposits have been yet identified

  11. Geology of the Sierra de los ajos (Laguna Merin basin, Rocha, Uruguay)

    The studied area is located between Lascano city and Sierra de los Ajos hills (department of Rocha, East Uruguay). It is represented by volcanic deposits correspondent to Puerto Gómez and Arequita Formations which are exposed as remarkable and preserved hills in areas recovered by Cenozoic sediments and wetlands. Detailed geological mapping allowed the descriptive characterization of eight volcanic facies: five coherent facies and three volcaniclastic facies. Several structural lineaments located in a constrictive framework, according to the transcurrent system represented by the northeastern portion of the Santa Lucía - Aiguá - Merín tectonic corridor (SaLAM), were identified. These lineaments (Bella Vista, India Muerta and Los Ajos) controlled the tecto-magmatic arrange in this portion of the basin, determining petrographic and structural differences in the area. Particularly, to the East of the India Muerta with structural trend Nº20 felsic lavas corrrespondent to the Sierra de los Ajos and related volcaniclastic deposits are present. On the other hand to the West, intermediate to felsic lavas occurred and no volcaniclastic deposits have been yet identified

  12. Ecofeminismo, mujeres y desarrollo sustentable: el caso de la Sierra de Santa Rosa en Guanajuato

    Abril Saldaña Tejeda

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available en este artículo se explora la participación de las mujeres en el Programa de Desarrollo Sustentable Sierra de Santa Rosa, en Guanajuato, de 2001 a 2011. Se expone la aportación del ecofeminismo para la noción de desarrollo sustentable, y para entender el vínculo entre la naturaleza y las mujeres. Se argumenta que la historia de la región, en específico el auge de la industria minera durante la Colonia, es un buen punto de partida para entender los problemas ambientales de la sierra y para visualizar el vínculo entre las estructuras que funcionan en detrimento del medio ambiente y de las mujeres. Así como también que dicho programa tuvo un efecto positivo en la participación social de las mujeres. Sin embargo, existen todavía retos importantes que se manifiestan en estructuras ideológicas, que impiden la participación de las mujeres como líderes y no sólo como trabajadoras, en las condiciones de pobreza que obstaculizan un verdadero compromiso con la sustentabilidad.

  13. Diamanti e sviluppo Un’analisi critica degli stereotipi sui minatori della Sierra Leone

    Lorenzo D’Angelo

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the last decade, the Sierra Leone’s diamond mines have been the focus of an intense debate among analysts and experts of the development. Two main interrelated issues have been at stake in this debate: first, to understand the economic and political reasons that had supported the civil war from 1991 to 2002 and, second, to understand how to convert a potential “conflict commodity” in a resource for peace and prosperity. In this paper, I intend to highlight some recurring stereotypes of this debate. In particular, I will focus on a constellation of representations that depict the artisanal miners either as workers poorly organized and prone to irrational economic behavior, or as workers subjected to forms of exploitation akin to slavery. Based on fieldwork conducted in the diamond mining areas of Sierra Leone (2007-2011, this article intends to analyze the main forms of working organization and distribution of earnings among the miners. By challenging some stereotypes characterizing the development discourse, my aim is to show the cultural complexity and the historical density of the practices through which the miners face the risks and uncertainties of their job.

  14. Habitat preferences of butterflies in the Bumbuna Forest, Northern Sierra Leone.

    Sundufu, Abu James; Dumbuya, Rashida

    2008-01-01

    The habitat preferences of the butterfly fauna were studied in the Bumbuna Forest Reserve in northern Sierra Leone. The intact forest reserve and a secondary forest regrowth, disturbed as a result of slash-and-burn agriculture, were compared to savanna habitats. Of the 290 specimens collected, 195 butterfly species were included, of which significant proportion were Nymphalidae. Of the 147 forest species, 111 (75.5%) showed preferences for the forest habitats, while 70 (47.6%) and 34 (23.1%) preferred disturbed and savannah habitats, respectively. Numerically, a comparable proportion of savannah species were recorded in the 18 disturbed (73.9%) and 16 savannah habitats (63.2%). Accumulated species richness and diversity indices were lower in the disturbed habitats compared to the forest reserve, but lowest in the savanna habitats. However, a large proportion of forest species, especially those with either a more restricted geographic range or species for which no information on geographic distribution was available, were exclusively captured in the forest patches. The survey indicated the presence of a rich butterfly fauna, which should be systematically collected for further research and study in order to build a good taxonomic database for Sierra Leone. PMID:20302525

  15. Measured Black Carbon Deposition on the Sierra Nevada Snow Pack and Implication for Snow Pack Retreat

    Hadley, O.L.; Corrigan, C.E.; Kirchstetter, T.W.; Cliff, S.S.; Ramanathan, V.

    2010-01-12

    Modeling studies show that the darkening of snow and ice by black carbon deposition is a major factor for the rapid disappearance of arctic sea ice, mountain glaciers and snow packs. This study provides one of the first direct measurements for the efficient removal of black carbon from the atmosphere by snow and its subsequent deposition to the snow packs of California. The early melting of the snow packs in the Sierras is one of the contributing factors to the severe water problems in California. BC concentrations in falling snow were measured at two mountain locations and in rain at a coastal site. All three stations reveal large BC concentrations in precipitation, ranging from 1.7 ng/g to 12.9 ng/g. The BC concentrations in the air after the snow fall were negligible suggesting an extremely efficient removal of BC by snow. The data suggest that below cloud scavenging, rather than ice nuclei, was the dominant source of BC in the snow. A five-year comparison of BC, dust, and total fine aerosol mass concentrations at multiple sites reveals that the measurements made at the sampling sites were representative of large scale deposition in the Sierra Nevada. The relative concentration of iron and calcium in the mountain aerosol indicates that one-quarter to one-third of the BC may have been transported from Asia.

  16. Heterogeneities of a low permeability exhumed petroleum reservoir, El Abra Formation, Sierra el Abra, NE Mexico

    Brennan, S.T. [Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Characterization of heterogeneities in low-permeability petroleum reservoirs is typically problematic, mostly due to the lack of research on three dimensional reservoir analogs. In the Sierra el Abra of northeastern Mexico there is an exhumed petroleum reservoir exposing mid-Cretaceous Abra Limestone. This unit is the reservoir for the famous Golden Lane fields of northeast Mexico. This study focused on three-dimensional exposures in one quarry of the Sierra el Abra, allowing analysis of a stratigraphic thickness of fifty meters of differentially oil stained restricted platform limestone. Preliminary petrographic observations of fluid inclusions indicate that clear UV-fluorescent petroleum, brown non-fluorescent petroleum and gas condensate were present in the reservoir. The fluid inclusion observations coupled with the pervasive staining in outcrop indicate that the reservoir was once charged with petroleum. Based on permeability analyses, permeability is virtually non-existent (less than 0.001 millidarcy) for all units of the shoaling upward packages which constitute the reservoir. However, porosity analyses indicate that there is a stratigraphic control on the heterogeneity of the reservoir system. Within the shoaling upward packages, the peloidal phases have the highest porosities. Based on field observations, the peloid rich units had the darkest oil staining of all units within the quarry. Therefore, microporosity within the peloids was the major conduit for the charging of this reservoir. This exposed reservoir analog provides relevant data for the recognition of heterogeneities within reservoirs as well as understanding of low permeability reservoirs and their production potential.

  17. Dataset of Phenology of Mediterranean high-mountain meadows flora (Sierra Nevada, Spain

    Antonio Jesús Pérez-Luque

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Sierra Nevada mountain range (southern Spain hosts a high number of endemic plant species, being one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean basin. The high-mountain meadow ecosystems (borreguiles harbour a large number of endemic and threatened plant species. In this data paper, we describe a dataset of the flora inhabiting this threatened ecosystem in this Mediterranean mountain. The dataset includes occurrence data for flora collected in those ecosystems in two periods: 1988–1990 and 2009–2013. A total of 11002 records of occurrences belonging to 19 orders, 28 families 52 genera were collected. 73 taxa were recorded with 29 threatened taxa. We also included data of cover-abundance and phenology attributes for the records. The dataset is included in the Sierra Nevada Global-Change Observatory (OBSNEV, a long-term research project designed to compile socio-ecological information on the major ecosystem types in order to identify the impacts of global change in this area.

  18. Factors Underlying Ebola Virus Infection Among Health Workers, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2014–2015

    Senga, Mikiko; Pringle, Kimberly; Ramsay, Andrew; Brett-Major, David M.; Fowler, Robert A.; French, Issa; Vandi, Mohamed; Sellu, Josephine; Pratt, Christian; Saidu, Josephine; Shindo, Nahoko; Bausch, Daniel G.

    2016-01-01

    Background. Ebola virus disease (EVD) in health workers (HWs) has been a major challenge during the 2014–2015 outbreak. We examined factors associated with Ebola virus exposure and mortality in HWs in Kenema District, Sierra Leone. Methods. We analyzed data from the Sierra Leone National Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Database, contact tracing records, Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) staff and Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) rosters, and burial logs. Results. From May 2014 through January 2015, 600 cases of EVD originated in Kenema District, including 92 (15%) HWs, 66 (72%) of whom worked at KGH. Among KGH medical staff and international volunteers, 18 of 62 (29%) who worked in the ETU developed EVD, compared with 48 of 83 (58%) who worked elsewhere in the hospital. Thirteen percent of HWs with EVD reported contact with EVD patients, while 27% reported contact with other infected HWs. The number of HW EVD cases at KGH declined roughly 1 month after implementation of a new triage system at KGH and the opening of a second ETU within the district. The case fatality ratio for HWs and non-HWs with EVD was 69% and 74%, respectively. Conclusions. The cluster of HW EVD cases in Kenema District is one of the largest ever reported. Most HWs with EVD had potential virus exposure both inside and outside of hospitals. Prevention measures for HWs must address a spectrum of infection risks in both formal and informal care settings as well as in the community. PMID:27193749

  19. Lead poisoning in a calf from the mining area of Sierra Madrona and Alcudia Valley

    J Rodríguez-Estival

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se notifica el primer caso registrado de intoxicaci n por plomo (Pb en un ternero del antiguo distrito minero de Sierra Madrona y el Valle de Alcudia (Espa a, que apareci en una finca ganadera con restos visibles de antiguas activides mineras en los terrenos circundantes. El nivel de Pb en sangre detectado en el animal fue de 311 g/dL, y estuvo asociado a diversos s ntomas de intoxicaci n cl nica por Pb, que incluyen par lisis severa, p rdida de sensibilidad en los cuartos traseros e incoordinaci n. Los suelos, las plantas y los puntos de agua presentes en la finca mostraron niveles de Pb por encima de los valores umbral, siendo considerados como suelos altamente contaminados, pastos t xicos para el ganado y agua no potable para el consumo humano. Estos datos indican que la contaminaci n por Pb implica un riesgo para la salud del ganado criado en la zona minera de Sierra Madrona y el Valle de Alcudia.

  20. Temporal constraints on the tectonic evolution of Sierra De Famatina, northwestern Argentina, using the fission-track method to date tuffs interbedded in synorogenic clastic sedimentary strata

    Tabbutt, K.D. (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (USA))

    1990-07-01

    Fission-track dates from seven volcaniclastic units allow time constraints to be placed on synorogenic clastic strata exposed along the flanks of Sierra de Famatina, northwest Argentina. Four formations are exposed along the western margin of Sierra de Famatina. The El Abra conglomerate is composed of clasts eroded from the basement exposed just to the west of Cadena de Paiman. The El Buey Formation contains sediments probably derived from the Precordillera fold and thrust belt to the west. Fission-track dates give a maximum age of 6 Ma for the deposition of both of these formations. The El Durazno Formation, deposited between 6 and 4 Ma, contains proximal volcaniclastic and other clastic rocks derived from the core of Sierra de Famatina. The Santa Florentina conglomerate was derived from the rising Sierra de Famatina and deposited in the past 4 m.y. Sierra de Famatima probably became a positive topographic feature approximately 6 Ma. Prior to that time this region was receiving fine-grained sediments from a distal fold and thrust belt and conglomerates from local basement uplifts. Minor extrusive events (Mogote Formation) coincide both spatially and temporally with deformation along the major reverse faults that control the uplift of Sierra de Famatina. Minimum mean uplift rates calculated for Sierra de Famatina are 0.8 {plus minus} 0.1 mm/yr over a 6.8 m.y. interval.

  1. Chemical and isotopic study of thermal springs and gas discharges from Sierra de Chiapas, Mexico

    Nencetti, A; Tassi, F; Vaselli, O [Department of Earth Sciences, Florence (Italy); Macias, J. L [Instituto de Geofisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Magro, G [CNR-Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Pisa (Italy); Capaccioni, B [Institute of Volcanology and Geochemistry, Urbino (Italy); Minissale, A [CNR-Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Florence (Italy); Mora, J. C [Instituto de Geofisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2005-01-15

    Thermal water and gas discharges south-east of El Chichon volcano, Mexico are associated mainly with NW-SE oriented fault systems. Spring discharges include i) waters with Na-Cl composition and TDS>3000 mg/L; ii) waters with Ca-SO{sub 4} composition and TDS values between 1400 and 2300 mg/L; iii) waters with Na-Cl composition and TDS of 800 to 2400 mg/L and sulphate content up to 650 mg/L and iv) waters with Ca-HCO{sub 3} composition and low salinity (TDS <250mg/L). Most of these waters are associated with free-gas discharges of N{sub 2} (up to 93 % by vol.), CO{sub 2} (2.4 to 31.2 % by vol.) and Ar (up to 1.25 % by vol.) with a predominant meteoric origin. H{sub 2}S is present only in gas samplers collected at El Azufre (up to 1.1 % by vol.). The {delta}13C CO{sub 2} values are always below -9.7% (PDB) and suggest a partially biogenic origin for CO{sub 2}. Chemical and isotopic features of spring discharges indicate that fluid circulation in the Sierra de Chiapas is mainly regulated by meteoric waters that tend to infiltrate the upper and middle-Cretaceous carbonate units up to the lower Cretaceous-upper Jurassic evaporitic formations (by Lopez-Ramos, 1982). The latter provide the main source of the species in solution. No evidence for high-to-medium enthalpy systems at depth beneath the Sierra de Chiapas has been found. [Spanish] La Sierra de Chiapas localizada en el Sureste de Mexico, se caracteriza por la presencia de descargas de gas y agua. La mayoria de los manantiales termales se asocian a rocas volcanicas Terciarias a lo largo de fallas regionales con orientacion NOSE. Las descargas termales se dividen en cuatro grupos: i) aguas con composicion Na-Cl y Solidos Disueltos Totales (SDT) >3000 mg/L; ii) aguas con composicion Ca-SO{sub 4} y valores de SDT entre 1400 y 2300 mg/L; iii) aguas con composicion Na-Cl, bajos contenidos de SDT (800 2400 mg/L) y un contenido de sulfato alto (hasta 650 mg/L) y iv) aguas con una composicion Ca-HCO{sub 3} y salinidad baja

  2. Molecular Signature of the Ebola Virus Associated with the Fishermen Community Outbreak in Aberdeen, Sierra Leone, in February 2015

    Gruber, Cesare E. M.; Carletti, Fabrizio; Meschi, Silvia; Castilletti, Concetta; Vairo, Francesco; Biava, Mirella; Minosse, Claudia; Strada, Gino; Portella, Gina; Miccio, Rossella; Minardi, Valeria; Rolla, Luca; Kamara, Abdul; Chillemi, Giovanni; Desideri, Alessandro; Di Caro, Antonino; Ippolito, Giuseppe

    2015-01-01

    We report the complete genome sequence of Ebola virus from a health worker linked to a cluster of cases occurring in the fishing community of Aberdeen, Sierra Leone (February 2015), which were characterized by unusually severe presentation. The sequence, clustering in the SL subclade 3.2.4, harbors mutations potentially relevant for pathogenesis. PMID:26404609

  3. 77 FR 45 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Sierra Nevada...

    2012-01-03

    ... them at risk of attack, death, or diseases such as rabies, sarcoptic mange, canine distemper, and... canine distemper, rabies, and sarcoptic mange to Sierra Nevada red fox (Perrine et al. 2010, p. 28... 2011, pp. 54-60), an outbreak of canine distemper or other lethal disease, as well as predation...

  4. Presencia de Phylodryas aestivus (Dumeril, Bibrón & Dumeril, 1854) en Sierra de la Ventana (provincia de Buenos Aires)

    Couturier, Gustavo; Grisolia, Carlos S.

    1989-01-01

    La presente nota tiene por objeto citar a Philodryas aestivus para el área de Sierra de la Ventana. Con anterioridad la presencia de este culébrido para dicha región fue mencionada como probable por Miranda, Couturier y Williams (1982).

  5. The Fear of Poisoning and the Management of Urban Social Relations among the Professional Group in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

    Harrell-Bond, B. E.

    1978-01-01

    Social relationships among professionals in Sierra Leone are marked by competition and tension. An examination of food symbolism, patterns of food sharing, and attitudes toward the safety of accepted proffered food and drink provides a means of looking at how the professionals structure and manage their social relations. (Author/EB)

  6. Examining Internet Usage Demographic Differences and the Relationship between Internet Usage and Business Outcomes in Sierra Leone

    Kamara, Mohamed K.

    2013-01-01

    This study utilized the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) to determine Internet users' perceptions and behavioral intentions to accept Wi-Fi technology deployment in Sierra Leone. The study sought to investigate (a) the Internet usage rates before and after Wi-Fi adaption in Freetown; (b) differences in Internet usage…

  7. NRM measurements of shatter cones and rim deposits from the Sierra Madera Impact Crater in Texas, USA

    Adachi, T.; Kletetschka, Günther; Wasilewski, P.; Mikula, V.

    Geofyzikální ústav AV ČR, v. v. i.. Roč. 38, - (2006) ISSN 0231-5548. [Castle meeting palaeo, rock and environmental magnetism. 03.09.2006-08.09.2006, Valtice] Keywords : natural remanent magnetization * Sierra Madera impact crater * Texas Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography

  8. Trauma Healing in Refugee Camps in Guinea: A Psychosocial Program for Liberian and Sierra Leonean Survivors of Torture and War

    Stepakoff, Shanee; Hubbard, Jon; Katoh, Maki; Falk, Erika; Mikulu, Jean-Baptiste; Nkhoma, Potiphar; Omagwa, Yuvenalis

    2006-01-01

    From 1999 to 2005, the Minneapolis-based Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) served Liberian and Sierra Leonean survivors of torture and war living in the refugee camps of Guinea. A psychosocial program was developed with 3 main goals: (1) to provide mental health care; (2) to train local refugee counselors; and (3) to raise community awareness…

  9. An Examination of Primary School Attendance and Completion among Secondary School Age Adolescents in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone

    Moyi, Peter

    2013-01-01

    Sierra Leone was ravaged by a civil war between 1991 and 2002. Since the end of the war, it has witnessed an unprecedented increase in school enrollments. Although school enrollment has increased, the number of school age children who are out of school remains high. The focus of international agencies is on children of primary school age, yet a…

  10. Mother Tongue Education and Transitional Literacy in Sierra Leone: Prospects and Challenges in the 21st Century.

    Kamanda, Mohamed Combo

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the historical perspective relating to current problems facing mother tongue instruction in Sierra Leone and examines post-independence policies to highlight the institutional bases of mother tongue education and to consider causes of inertia and negative attitudes towards it since independence. (Author/VWL)

  11. Environmental Scan on Education in Sierra Leone with Particular Reference to Open and Distance Learning and Information and Communication Technologies

    Alghali, A.M.; Turay, Edward D.A.; Thompson, Ekundayo J.D.; Kandeh, Joseph B.A.

    2005-01-01

    The Sierra Leone National Education Master Plan 1997-2006 deals with all aspects of the formal and non-formal sectors of the education system, providing support for basic education, education for the physically challenged, disadvantaged and gifted learners, women and girls' education, technical/vocational and science education, tertiary education,…

  12. Situation Report--Algeria, Bangladesh, Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Iran, Jordan, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.

    International Planned Parenthood Federation, London (England).

    Data relating to population and family planning in nine foreign countries are presented in these situation reports. Countries included are Algeria, Bangledesh, Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Iran, Jordan, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone. Information is provided under two topics, general background and family planning situation, where…

  13. 77 FR 63328 - Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy...

    2012-10-16

    ... Madre Wind Energy Project and Approved Visual Resource Management Plan Amendment for Public Lands...) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy...: The BLM evaluated the potential wind energy development on a broad level to determine...

  14. Flora útil de los cafetales en la Sierra Norte de Puebla, México Useful plants of the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico

    Miguel Ángel Martínez

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Los cafetales de la Sierra Norte de Puebla son agroecosistemas variados en composición y estructura, donde se pueden encontrar especies vegetales cultivadas y silvestres, nativas e introducidas, y cuya diversidad florística está estrechamente ligada a las condiciones sociales, económicas y ecológicas en las que se inserta la producción del café. En la última década el cultivo de esta planta ha estado en crisis debido a los bajos precios del producto; sin embargo,los agricultores mantienen los cafetales como fuente de ingreso adoptando nuevas estrategias para obtener recursos económicos mediante la introducción o incremento de cultivos de importancia económica, como pimienta, mamey o plantas medicinales, aprovechando la versatilidad y posibilidades de reorganización de estos agroecosistemas. En este trabajo se presenta el inventario de la flora útil encontrada en cafetales de la SNP. A la fecha están registradas 319 especies pertenecientes a 238 géneros y 99 familias; 90 especies son objeto de comercio y pueden representar nuevas fuentes de ingreso; 256 son nativas y 63 introducidas y se han agrupado en 13 categorías antropocéntricas, de las cuales las medicinales y comestibles son las más numerosas.Coffee plantations in the Sierra Norte de Puebla (SNP are agroecosystems with variable composition and structure. These agroecosystems include native and introduced plant species, as well as cultivated and wild ones. Plant diversity in coffee plantations is closely related to the social, economic, and ecological context into which coffee production is inserted. In the last decade, coffee cultivation has been in crisis due to low prices. Nevertheless, farmers of the SNP maintain their plantations as a source of income, with new strategies such as the introduction or increase of plants with economic value, like allspice (Pimenta dioica, mamey (Pouteria sapota, and medicinal plants, taking advantage of the versatility and possibilities

  15. Short Term Changes in Shear Wave Splitting at Sierra Negra Volcano, 2010: Possible Indicator of a Magmatic Intrusion

    Anzieta, J. C.; Ruiz, M. C.; Ebinger, C. J.; Geist, D.

    2012-12-01

    The Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos, is a basaltic shield volcano with the largest caldera (7x10 km) in the islands. Frequent eruptions have been dated, with a time interval between them typically in the order of decades (7 were confirmed in the last century), the last one occurred in 2005. We present new results from a shear wave splitting study performed at Sierra Negra volcano using nearly two years (Aug 2009-Jun 2011) of data obtained from SIGNET (Sierra Negra Integrated Geophysical Network) project. Changes in fast shear wave polarity are detected during the period of 4-10 June 2010, which are interpreted as the result of a crustal (6-10 km) magmatic intrusion event. The goal of this study was to determine the state of crustal stress at and around Sierra Negra in order to establish how different possible stress sources (i.e. the Galapagos spreading center, the Nazca plate movement along the insular platform, the loads of Sierra Negra and its interaction with nearby active volcanoes) are controlling volcanism within the region, as well as to test the method as a potential tool for detecting and forecasting changes in eruptive activity. Shear wave splitting (SWS) is an indicator of seismic anisotropy and is expected in volcanic regions as explained by extensive-dilatancy anisotropy (EDA) theory. Thus, we selected the SWS method to identify the local and regional state of stress. In stations far from the caldera two regional main stress directions are determined, oriented N-S or E-W, which may be associated with either the influence of the Galapagos spreading center or to the Nazca plate movement respectively. SWS results around the caldera were stable and agreed with radial or circumferential fissure strikes. During the 4-10 June 2010 however, daily seismic event rates increased reaching average monthly event numbers in just a few days. The majority of these events were located in the southeastern part of Sierra Negra's edifice. In this period the polarization

  16. Ten years on: transitional justice in post conflict Sierra Leone: report and analysis of a conference held at Goodenough College, London

    Ainley, Kirsten; Datzberger, Simone; Friedman, Rebekka; Mahony, Chris

    2013-01-01

    Sierra Leone’s civil conflict caused 70,000 casualties and left 2.6 million people displaced. The war was known for widespread atrocities, including forced recruitment of child soldiers, rape and sexual slavery, and amputations of limbs. Ten years since the end of its eleven-year civil war, Sierra Leone is again in the international news. The recent sentencing of Charles Taylor in The Hague marks the first international trial of an African Head of State. Meanwhile, within Sierra Leone, democr...

  17. Deformación sísmica reciente de la sierra de Pie de palo, provincia de San Juan

    Guillermo Monsalvo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudia la actividad sísmica en la sierra de Pie de Palo durante enero 2008 a diciembre 2009. Los datos utilizados fueron registrados por 52 estaciones sismológicas de los experimentos SIEMBRA y ESP. En ese período, 149 sismos corticales fueron localizados con magnitudes locales entre 0,8sierra de Pie de Palo con una ausencia en el sector centro occidental de la sierra y valle de Tulum. Además, se observa una distribución de sismos diferente para la corteza situada al norte con respecto al sur de la sierra: en el bloque norte, 52 hipocentros ocurrieron a niveles de corteza media a inferior mientras que en el boque sur, 73 sismos se concentraron principalmente en niveles corticales intermedios. Se observa una buena correlación de la sismicidad con el modelo de corteza local propuesto por Perarnau et al. (2010 posicionándose la mayor ocurrencia de actividad sísmica a profundidades de corteza media a inferior y ninguna determinación sísmica en el nivel más inferior sugiriendo un comportamiento probablemente más dúctil. Un total de 128 mecanismos focales fueron determinados utilizando primeros arribos de ondas P que indican soluciones principalmente de tipo inverso e inverso con componente de rumbo. Los resultados están de acuerdo con un acortamiento cortical en dirección aproximada este-oeste. Además, el estudio de las fuentes sísmicas realizado sugiere una deformación asociada diferente para los bloques que componen a la sierra, tanto en su extensión areal como en profundidad cortical.

  18. Implementing a Web-Based Decision Support System to Spatially and Statistically Analyze Ecological Conditions of the Sierra Nevada

    Nguyen, A.; Mueller, C.; Brooks, A. N.; Kislik, E. A.; Baney, O. N.; Ramirez, C.; Schmidt, C.; Torres-Perez, J. L.

    2014-12-01

    The Sierra Nevada is experiencing changes in hydrologic regimes, such as decreases in snowmelt and peak runoff, which affect forest health and the availability of water resources. Currently, the USDA Forest Service Region 5 is undergoing Forest Plan revisions to include climate change impacts into mitigation and adaptation strategies. However, there are few processes in place to conduct quantitative assessments of forest conditions in relation to mountain hydrology, while easily and effectively delivering that information to forest managers. To assist the USDA Forest Service, this study is the final phase of a three-term project to create a Decision Support System (DSS) to allow ease of access to historical and forecasted hydrologic, climatic, and terrestrial conditions for the entire Sierra Nevada. This data is featured within three components of the DSS: the Mapping Viewer, Statistical Analysis Portal, and Geospatial Data Gateway. Utilizing ArcGIS Online, the Sierra DSS Mapping Viewer enables users to visually analyze and locate areas of interest. Once the areas of interest are targeted, the Statistical Analysis Portal provides subbasin level statistics for each variable over time by utilizing a recently developed web-based data analysis and visualization tool called Plotly. This tool allows users to generate graphs and conduct statistical analyses for the Sierra Nevada without the need to download the dataset of interest. For more comprehensive analysis, users are also able to download datasets via the Geospatial Data Gateway. The third phase of this project focused on Python-based data processing, the adaptation of the multiple capabilities of ArcGIS Online and Plotly, and the integration of the three Sierra DSS components within a website designed specifically for the USDA Forest Service.

  19. Mineralogía y geoquímica de las micas en las pegmatitas Santa Elena y El Peñón, Provincia Pegmatítica Pampeana, Argentina

    Miguel A. Galliski

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Se estudiaron las propiedades físicas y ópticas, los politipos, la composición química y la paragénesis de las micas de las pegmatitas de elementos raros Santa Elena y El Peñón. La primera es de tipo complejo, subtipo petalita y la segunda de tipo berilo subtipo berilo-columbita-fosfato: ambas pertenecen al distrito El Quemado, el más septentrional de la Provincia Pegmatítica Pampeana. Las micas son muscovitas, muscovitas litíferas, formas intermedias y lepidolitas. Las muscovitas s.I. tienen estructura 2 M, y una composición con bajos contenidos de Mn, Li, Rb, Cs, Tl e Y, un espécimen puede ser clasificado como 'muscovita rosa'. Las lepidolitas s.I. tienen estructuras del politipo 2 M, más algunas difracciones del politipo 1 M o 2 M, y comprenden algunas micas dioctaédricas y otras trioctaédricas. Son más ricas en SiO2, MnO, CaO, Li2O, Rb2O, Cs, Tl, Y y P que las muscovitas. La evolución geoquímica de las micas muestra una tendencia general con relaciones K/Rb decrecientes con la diferenciación y correlación negativa de esta relación con los contenidos de cesio, talio, itrio, litio y manganeso, en algunos casos (itrio prácticamente lineal. Las micas litíferas de la pegmatita de subtipo petalita habrían cristalizado aproximadamente a una P de 2 a 3 kbar y a 350-400ºC, en el campo de estabilidad de espodumeno, bajo un incremento de la actividad (my HF, KF y LiF. Las micas de la pegmatita de subtipo berilo-columbita-fosfato habrían cristalizado en el mismo rango de P y T un poco más alta, de una fracción pobre en litio cosanguínea, pero no comagmática, con la que originó la pegmatita litífera.ABSTRACT Mineralogy and geochemistry of the micas from Santa Elena and El Peñón pegmatites, Pampean Pegmatite Province, northwestern Argentina. This study describes the physical and optical properties, polytypism, chemical composition and paragenesis of a Li-Al-bearing mica suite from the northernmost pegmatite field

  20. Factores edáficos y de manejo que condicionan la eficiencia del barbecho en la región pampeana Soil and management factors that condition fallow efficiency in the Pampa region

    Alberto Raúl Quiroga

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available En la región semiárida y subhúmeda pampeana las precipitaciones no logran cubrir los requerimientos de uso consuntivo de los cultivos y normalmente limitan el rendimiento y la respuesta a la fertilización. Una parte sustancial de las precipitaciones tiene lugar durante el periodo de barbecho y en su mayor parte no es utilizada por los cultivos. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron evaluar durante el periodo de barbecho, los efectos de a longitudes de barbecho, b variaciones en la capacidad de retención de agua (CRA, c niveles de cobertura y d sistemas de labranza sobre: contenido de agua, temperatura, resistencia a la penetración (RP y N-nitratos (N. Con respecto a las longitudes de barbecho estival se obtuvo que el barbecho de mayor longitud dio lugar a mayores contenido de agua (149 mm y N (81 kg ha-1 respecto al barbecho medio (112 mm, 56 kg N ha-1 y corto (96 mm, 34 kg N ha-1. En Hapludoles la longitud del barbecho afectó principalmente la disponibilidad de N y no se registró diferencia en los contenidos de agua y RP. Sin embargo en Haplustoles énticos con tosca se registraron diferencias significativas en los contenidos de N, RP y agua. En suelos de baja CRA útil (42 mm no se registraron diferencias entre hacer o no hacer barbecho, mientras que en Haplustoles con mayor CRA (90 y 210 mm las diferencias en el contenido de agua y nitratos fueron significativas. Bajos niveles de cobertura dieron lugar a una menor eficiencia de barbecho, tanto en el almacenaje de agua como en la disponibilidad de N. También se observaron diferencias significativas en la cantidad de agua almacenada entre siembra directa (SD (163 mm y siembra convencional (SC (118 mm. Asociado a un mayor contenido de agua se comprobó una menor RP en SD. Puede concluirse que las prácticas de manejo y en particular SD pueden incrementar la eficiencia del barbecho. La importancia de los efectos está condicionada en mayor medida por el CRA y por el régimen de