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  1. Relations de dispersion pour cha\\^ines lin\\'eaires comportant des interactions harmoniques auto-similaires

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    Michelitsch, Thomas M; Nicolleau, Franck C G A; Nowakowski, Andrzej F; Derogar, Shahram

    2009-01-01

    Many systems in nature have arborescent and bifurcated structures such as trees, fern, snails, lungs, the blood vessel system, etc. and look self-similar over a wide range of scales. Which are the mechanical and dynamic properties that evolution has optimized by choosing self-similarity? How can we describe the mechanics of self-similar structures in the static and dynamic framework? Physical systems with self-similarity as a symmetry property require the introduction of non-local particle-particle interactions and a (quasi-) continuous distribution of mass. We construct self-similar functions and linear operators such as a self-similar variant of the Laplacian and of the D'Alembertian wave operator. The obtained self-similar linear wave equation describes the dynamics of a quasi-continuous linear chain of infinite length with a spatially self-similar distribution of nonlocal inter-particle springs. The self-similarity of the nonlocal harmonic particle-particle interactions results in a dispersion relation of...

  2. RELATIONS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY AMONG RURAL YOUTH OF SALINAS DE HIDALGO, SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, MÉXICO

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    Ma. Tania Hernández-Guerrero

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this research were to reflect on the influence of traditional socio-cultural beliefs about sexuality and reproduction of rural youth in Salinas de Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, and present the perceptions and practices of gender relations regarding sexuality and reproduction among rural adolescents Salinas de Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí. The theoretical foundation is based on the Gender Perspective and Feminism. Qualitative methodology in-depth interviews and participatory observation. Fieldwork was conducted in Salinas de Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi in 2012 with young population, family, prosecutors and social worker.

  3. CONSTANCY OF THE RELATION BETWEEN FLOC SIZE AND DENSITY IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY

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    Ganju, N.K., D.H. Schoellhamer, M.C. Murrell, J.W. Gartner and S.A. Wright. In press. Constancy of the Relation Between Floc Size and Density in San Francisco Bay. In: INTERCOH 2003: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nearshore and Estuarine Cohesive Sediment Tran...

  4. CULTURAL FACTORS RELATED TO SMOKING IN SAN FRANCISCO’S IRISH BARS

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    Satterlund, Travis D.; Antin, Tamar M. J.; Lee, Juliet P.; Moore, Roland S.

    2009-01-01

    California’s Smoke-Free Workplace Act was extended to include bars in 1998. While the majority of bars in the state have become smoke free, in many bars patrons and staff continue to smoke despite the law. The authors present findings from a study which assessed cultural factors related to continued smoking in bars in the city of San Francisco. In bars serving primarily Irish migrants, tight-knit relations within the local Irish bar community together with a reluctance to be the first Irish...

  5. Ground-squirrel mounds and related patterned ground along the San Andreas Fault in Central California

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    Wallace, Robert E.

    1991-01-01

    Extensive areas of mound topography and related patterned ground, apparently derived from the mounds of the California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi beecheyi), are in central California.  The relation of patterned ground to the San Andreas fault west of Bakersfield may provide insight into the timing of deformation along the fault as well as the history of ground squirrels.  Mound topography appears to have evolved through several stages from scattered mounds currently being constructed on newly deposited alluvial surfaces, to saturation of areas by mounds, followed by coalescence, elongation and lineation of the mounds.  Elongation, coalescence and modification of the mounds has been primarily by wind, but to a lesser extent by drainage and solifluction.  A time frame including ages of 4,000, 10,500, 29,000, and 73,000 years BP is derived by relating the patterns to slip on the San Andreas fault.  Further relating of the patterns to faulting, tilting, and warping may illuminate details of the rates and history of deformation.  Similarly, relating the patterns to the history of ground squirrel activity may help answer such problems as rates of dispersal and limits on population density.

  6. Public Perception of Relative Risk: Earthquakes vs. Hurricanes in the San Diego Region

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    Means, J. D.

    2014-12-01

    Public perception of risk is key in pre-disaster preparation. Despite admonitions from emergency planners, people often fail to take reasonable precautions. But if emergency planners also fail to realize the possibility of a particular disaster scenario, there is very little chance that the public will plan for it. In Southern California there is a well-known risk associated with earthquakes, and it would be difficult to find anyone that didn't understand that the region was subject to risk from earthquakes. On the other hand, few, if any people consider the risk associated with tropical storms or hurricanes. This is reasonable considering people have always been told that the west coast of the United States is immune from hurricanes due to the cold water associated with the California Current, and the hazard of earthquakes is fairly obvious to anyone that has lived the for a while. Such an attitude is probably justifiable for most of Southern California, but it's unclear whether this is true for the San Diego region: destructive earthquakes are historically rare, and there is good evidence that the region was affected by a Category 1 hurricane in 1858. Indeed, during the last 70 years, more people have died from tropical cyclones in Calfornia's southernmost counties (San Diego and Imperial) than have died from earthquakes. In this paper we compare the relative risks from these two different types of disasters for the San Diego region, and attempt to answer why one type of hazard is emphasized in public planning and the other is neglected.

  7. MESOZOIC MAGMATISM IN EAST URUGUAY: PETROLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS RELATED TO THE SIERRA SAN MIGUEL REGION

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    Conti Bruno

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This work presents new results of a detailed geological and structural investigation focusing the easternmost Uruguayan Mesozoic magmatic occurrences related to the south Atlantic opening. Lithological descriptions, their stratigraphic relationships and complimentary lithochemical characterizations carried out in the San Miguel region (East Uruguay are presented. Three volcanic/sub-volcanic units have been recognized. The felsic volcanic association is composed by rhyolitic - dacitic flows, mainly with porphyritic textures and sub-alkalinenature and related pyroclastic rocks. The felsic sub-volcanic association is characterized by granophyres of about 25 km2 of exposed area, cross- cut by mafic and felsic dykes. Finally, a mafic association has been identified characterized by dykes and a small intrusion of gabbroic composition.All these units are Mesozoic in age (130 - 127 Ma and according to their chemical nature they correspond tosub-alkaline to weak peralkaline magmas.

  8. MESOZOIC MAGMATISM IN EAST URUGUAY: PETROLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS RELATED TO THE SIERRA SAN MIGUEL REGION

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    Rossana, Muzio; Elena, Peel; Ethel, Morales; Gerardo, Veroslavsky; Bruno, Conti.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta nuevos resultados geológico-estructurales y geoquímicos relacionados con el magmatismo Mesozoico del extremo Este de Uruguay (Sierra de San Miguel, Departamento de Rocha), asociados a la apertura del océano Atlántico Sur. Fueron reconocidas para la región estudiada tres unidade [...] s volcánicas/subvolcánicas. La asociación volcánica félsica está compuesta por derrames riolíticos - dacíticos, con texturas dominantemente porfiríticas y naturaleza química subalcalina. Asociadas a estas riolitas ocurren niveles de rocas piroclásticas. La asociación subvolcánica félsica está compuesta por granófiros con una extensión superficial de aproximadamente 25 km2, cortados por diques máficos y félsicos. Fue identificada también una asociación básica compuesta por diques y un cuerpo de gabro. Todas estas unidades son de edad Mesozoico (130 - 127 Ma) y de acuerdo a su carácter químico corresponden a magmas de naturaleza subalcalina a débilmente peralcalina. Abstract in english This work presents new results of a detailed geological and structural investigation focusing the easternmost Uruguayan Mesozoic magmatic occurrences related to the south Atlantic opening. Lithological descriptions, their stratigraphic relationships and complimentary lithochemical characterizations [...] carried out in the San Miguel region (East Uruguay) are presented. Three volcanic/sub-volcanic units have been recognized. The fel-sic volcanic association is composed by rhyolitic - dacitic flows, mainly with porphyritic textures and sub-alkaline nature and related pyroclastic rocks. The felsic sub-volcanic association is characterized by granophyres of about 25 km2 of exposed area, cross- cut by mafic and felsic dykes. Finally, a mafic association has been identified characterized by dykes and a small intrusion of gabbroic composition. All these units are Mesozoic in age (130- 127 Ma) and according to their chemical nature they correspond to sub-alkaline to weak peralkaline magmas.

  9. Issues related to modeling the transport of suspended sediments in Northern San Francisco Bay, California

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    McDonald, Ellen Thomas; Cheng, Ralph T.

    1994-01-01

    Measurements of suspended sediment concentrations at several deep-channel stations in San Francisco Bay are reviewed. Sediment concentrations are found to be strongly correlated with delta outflow, tidal, and spring/neap variations. However, little to no correlation is observed between wind speed and sediment concentration in the deep channel. A two-dimensional depth-averaged sediment transport model has been developed which includes the effects of tidal and spring-neap variations and wind-generated resuspension. During a period of low delta outflow, the model successfully reproduces field measurements of suspended sediment concentration at a station in San Pablo Bay. The model is found to be most sensitive to critical shear stresses, settling velocity, and the erosion rate constant.

  10. Mesure et retroaction sur un qubit multi-niveaux en electrodynamique quantique en circuit non lineair

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    Boissonneault, Maxime

    L'electrodynamique quantique en circuit est une architecture prometteuse pour le calcul quantique ainsi que pour etudier l'optique quantique. Dans cette architecture, on couple un ou plusieurs qubits supraconducteurs jouant le role d'atomes a un ou plusieurs resonateurs jouant le role de cavites optiques. Dans cette these, j'etudie l'interaction entre un seul qubit supraconducteur et un seul resonateur, en permettant cependant au qubit d'avoir plus de deux niveaux et au resonateur d'avoir une non-linearite Kerr. Je m'interesse particulierement a la lecture de l'etat du qubit et a son amelioration, a la retroaction du processus de mesure sur le qubit de meme qu'a l'etude des proprietes quantiques du resonateur a l'aide du qubit. J'utilise pour ce faire un modele analytique reduit que je developpe a partir de la description complete du systeme en utilisant principalement des transfprmations unitaires et une elimination adiabatique. J'utilise aussi une librairie de calcul numerique maison permettant de simuler efficacement l'evolution du systeme complet. Je compare les predictions du modele analytique reduit et les resultats de simulations numeriques a des resultats experimentaux obtenus par l'equipe de quantronique du CEASaclay. Ces resultats sont ceux d'une spectroscopie d'un qubit supraconducteur couple a un resonateur non lineaire excite. Dans un regime de faible puissance de spectroscopie le modele reduit predit correctement la position et la largeur de la raie. La position de la raie subit les decalages de Lamb et de Stark, et sa largeur est dominee par un dephasage induit par le processus de mesure. Je montre que, pour les parametres typiques de l'electrodynamique quantique en circuit, un accord quantitatif requiert un modele en reponse non lineaire du champ intra-resonateur, tel que celui developpe. Dans un regime de forte puissance de spectroscopie, des bandes laterales apparaissent et sont causees par les fluctuations quantiques du champ electromagnetique intra-resonateur autour de sa valeur d'equilibre. Ces fluctuations sont causees par la compression du champ electromagnetique due a la non-linearite du resonateur, et l'observation de leur effet via la spectroscopie d'un qubit constitue une premiere. Suite aux succes quantitatifs du modele reduit, je montre que deux regimes de parametres ameliorent marginalement la mesure dispersive d'un qubit avec un resonateur lineaire, et significativement une mesure par bifurcation avec un resonateur non lineaire. J'explique le fonctionnement d'une mesure de qubit dans un resonateur lineaire developpee par une equipe experimentale de l'Universite de Yale. Cette mesure, qui utilise les non-linearites induites par le qubit, a une haute fidelite, mais utilise une tres haute puissance et est destructrice. Dans tous ces cas, la structure multi-niveaux du qubit s'avere cruciale pour la mesure. En suggerant des facons d'ameliorer la mesure de qubits supraconducteurs, et en decrivant quantitativement la physique d'un systeme a plusieurs niveaux couple a un resonateur non lineaire excite, les resultats presentes dans cette these sont pertinents autant pour l'utilisation de l'architecture d'electrodynamique quantique en circuit pour l'informatique quantique que pour l'optique quantique. Mots-cles: electrodynamique quantique en circuit, informatique quantique, mesure, qubit supraconducteur, transmon, non-linearite Kerr

  11. The Migration Experience as It Relates to Cargo Participation in San Miguel Cuevas, Oaxaca

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    Silvia Ventura Luna

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo ofrece un recuento de los continuos efectos de la migración sobre el gobierno municipal y la organización de una comunidad mixteca: San Miguel Cuevas, Oaxaca, México. Legalmente constituida como un autogobierno municipal indígena, en décadas recientes, Cuevas ha sido reconstituida como una comunidad transnacional, cuyos ciudadanos radican principalmente en ella y en Fresno, California. La creciente circularidad y permanente migración de Cuevas a Estados Unidos desde finales de los ochenta, así como los usos y costumbres impuestos por la vida comunitaria en Cuevas, pone a sus varones migrantes en una situación complicada para cumplir sus obligaciones familiares y comunitarias -cívicas y ceremoniales (cargos-, que se requieren para mantener su ciudadanía y residencia en Cuevas y tener acceso a tierras comunales y otros recursos.

  12. Environmental assessment related to the operation of San Miguel uranium project, WM-20, Phoneer Uravan, Inc

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    An environmental assessment was prepared by the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, in response to a request for technical assistance from the State of Colorado in connection with licensing action on the proposed Pioneer Uravan, Inc., San Miguel uranium project. The major components of discussion are (1) a summary and recommended licensing conditions, (2) a description of the site environment and the proposed facility operation as well as alternatives in comparison with NRC's performance objectives for tailings management, and (3) a radiological assessment for estimating the facility's compliance with 10 CFR 20 and 40 CFR 190 dose regulations. The NRC recommends licensing the proposed mill subject to stipulated license conditions

  13. Structural investigation of nonionic fluorinated micelles by SANS in relation to mesoporous silica materials.

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    Michaux, Florentin; Blin, Jean-Luc; Teixeira, José; Stébé, Marie José

    2012-01-12

    In an attempt to answer the question if there is dependence between the pore ordering of the mesoporous silica, obtained through the cooperative template mechanism, and the shape of the micellar aggregates of the surfactant solutions, the micellar structures of two nonionic fluorinated surfactant based-systems are studied by SANS. By fitting the experimental spectra with theoretical models, the structural evolution of the molecular aggregates can be described, and some important parameters can be obtained, such as the water and eventually oil penetration into the surfactant film, the aggregation number, the area per polar head of the surfactant, and the surfactant chain conformations. We have shown that for the C(8)F(17)C(2)H(4)(OC(2)H(4))(9)OH system, the micelles are prolate spheroids. The increase of the surfactant concentration in water does not change the characteristics of the interfacial film, but the aggregation number raises and the particles become more elongated. By contrast, the experimental curves of C(7)F(15)C(2)H(4)(OC(2)H(4))(8)OH cannot be fitted considering a small particle model. However, progressive incorporation of fluorocarbon induces a change of size and shape of the globules, which become smaller and more and more spherical. Regarding the material mesopore ordering, it appears that the micelles that lead to hexagonal mesoporous silica materials are described with a model of quasi-spherical globules. On the contrary, when large micelles are found, only wormhole-like structures are obtained. PMID:22145934

  14. Muertes por violencias en Argentina: dos estudios de caso en los Municipios de Venado Tuerto y San Rafael Violence-related deaths in Argentina: two case studies in the cities of Venado Tuerto and San Rafael

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    Hugo Spinelli

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo ofrece los resultados de un estudio comparado de dos municipios: Venado Tuerto y San Rafael de la República Argentina, que presentaron tendencias diferentes en relación a las tasas de homicidios por armas de fuego. La metodología combinó dos estrategias de análisis: por un lado, entrevistas semi-estructuradas con informantes clave (funcionarios municipales y provinciales en distintas áreas de la gestión, y referentes de organizaciones no gubernamentales y, por el otro, grupos focales con actores vinculados a la atención médica, la educación y las instituciones religiosas. Los resultados sugieren una distancia muy corta entre las ciudades en las cuales las tasas han aumentado y aquellas en las que han disminuido. La diferencia más significativa es que en Venado Tuerto se encontró una mayor fragilidad en las instituciones públicas, por la falta de articulación entre las mismas. En tanto en San Rafael, los actores entrevistados atribuyen el bajo nivel de conflictividad a una red de prevención de violencias en la cual se coordinan agencias provinciales y municipales. Sin tratarse, ni Venado Tuerto, ni San Rafael, de ciudades violentas en los niveles latinoamericanos más truculentos, ambas muestran resultados diferentes que apuntan directamente a la posibilidad de juntar a las instituciones en un entramado de conversaciones, acuerdos y políticas en conjunto.This article presents the results of a comparative study of two Argentinian cities, namely Venado Tuerto and San Rafael, which revealed different trends in the rates of firearm-related homicides. The methodology combined two strategies of analysis: semi-structured interviews with key informants (municipal and provincial government agents in different areas of management, as well as members of non-governmental organizations and focus groups with actors involved in medical care, education, and religious institutions. The results suggest little difference between cities in which rates have increased and those in which rates have decreased. The most significant difference was that in Venado Tuerto a greater fragility of public institutions was observed due to the lack of articulation between such institutions. In San Rafael, the actors interviewed attribute the low level of conflict to a violence prevention network in which provincial and municipal agencies interact. Although neither city is violent at the most critical Latin American levels, the different results shown in Venado Tuerco and San Rafael indicate the possibility of bringing institutions together in a joint framework of conversations, agreements and policies.

  15. Characterization of deformation perpendicular to relative plate motion and major faults of the northern San Andreas system using geodetic data

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    Murray, J. R.; Pollitz, F. F.

    2014-12-01

    The northern San Andreas fault system NW of Clear Lake, CA is comprised of the subparallel San Andreas, Maacama, and Bartlett Springs faults. The dominant geodetic signal across the region is right lateral shear strain largely accommodated by infrequent earthquakes on these three faults and creep on the upper 5 km of the latter two. Here we use a newly densified Global Positioning System (GPS) velocity field (Murray et al., 2014) to assess the existence of regional contraction/extension. If present, the degree to which this deformation contributes to oblique slip in future earthquakes or, conversely, is partitioned into off-fault strain has implications for anticipated ground motions and inferred on-fault and off-fault moment deficit rates used in seismic hazard assessment. We inspect the observed horizontal GPS velocity field in a Sierra Nevada-Great Valley (SNGV) fixed frame. To first order the maximum contractile strain rate axis is well-aligned with the maximum compressive stress orientation (Provost and Houston, 2003). Although observed velocities at coastal sites compared to those on the SNGV block show little net strain perpendicular to the direction of Pacific-SNGV relative motion, velocity profiles transecting the three faults show both contraction and extension perpendicular to relative plate motion within the zone between the Great Valley and the coast. To evaluate this signal in the context of fault slip, we consider the residual fault-perpendicular velocity after removing predicted velocities due to the strike-slip component of estimated creep and interseismic locking (Murray et al., 2014). The slip rate model accounts for the fact that the orientations of the three major faults vary along their lengths, the faults are neither uniformly parallel to each other nor to the relative plate motion direction, and strike-slip creep rates vary along strike. In many locations near-fault residual strain rates are small, suggesting geometry and non-uniform creep rates can account for much of the observed fault normal motion. Localized residual strain near faults and broader patterns in off-fault regions persist. Ongoing work is focused on comparison of geodetic strain rates, focal mechanisms, and topography to better characterize possible partitioning of shear and contraction/extension within the region.

  16. Estimating alcohol-related premature mortality in san francisco: use of population-attributable fractions from the global burden of disease study

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    2010-01-01

    Background In recent years, national and global mortality data have been characterized in terms of well-established risk factors. In this regard, alcohol consumption has been called the third leading "actual cause of death" (modifiable behavioral risk factor) in the United States, after tobacco use and the combination of poor diet and physical inactivity. Globally and in various regions of the world, alcohol use has been established as a leading contributor to the overall burden of disease and as a major determinant of health disparities, but, to our knowledge, no one has characterized alcohol-related harm in such broad terms at the local level. We asked how alcohol-related premature mortality in San Francisco, measured in years of life lost (YLLs), compares with other well-known causes of premature mortality, such as ischemic heart disease or HIV/AIDS. Methods We applied sex- and cause-specific population-attributable fractions (PAFs) of years of life lost (YLLs) from the Global Burden of Disease Study to 17 comparable outcomes among San Francisco males and females during 2004-2007. We did this in three ways: Method 1 assumed that all San Franciscans drink like populations in developed economies. These estimates were limited to alcohol-related harm. Method 2 modified these estimates by including several beneficial effects. Method 3 assumed that Latino and Asian San Franciscans drink alcohol like populations in the global regions related to their ethnicity. Results By any of these three methods, alcohol-related premature mortality accounts for roughly a tenth of all YLLs among males. Alcohol-related YLLs among males are comparable to YLLs for leading causes such as ischemic heart disease and HIV/AIDS, in some instances exceeding them. Latino and black males bear a disproportionate burden of harm. Among females, for whom estimates differed more by method and were smaller than those for males, alcohol-related YLLs are comparable to leading causes which rank somewhere between fifth and fourteenth. Conclusions Alcohol consumption is a major contributor to premature mortality in San Francisco, especially among males. Interventions to avert alcohol-related harm in San Francisco should be taken at the population level and deserve the same attention that is given to other major risk factors, such as smoking or obesity. PMID:21062479

  17. Estimating alcohol-related premature mortality in san francisco: use of population-attributable fractions from the global burden of disease study

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    Reiter Randy B

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In recent years, national and global mortality data have been characterized in terms of well-established risk factors. In this regard, alcohol consumption has been called the third leading "actual cause of death" (modifiable behavioral risk factor in the United States, after tobacco use and the combination of poor diet and physical inactivity. Globally and in various regions of the world, alcohol use has been established as a leading contributor to the overall burden of disease and as a major determinant of health disparities, but, to our knowledge, no one has characterized alcohol-related harm in such broad terms at the local level. We asked how alcohol-related premature mortality in San Francisco, measured in years of life lost (YLLs, compares with other well-known causes of premature mortality, such as ischemic heart disease or HIV/AIDS. Methods We applied sex- and cause-specific population-attributable fractions (PAFs of years of life lost (YLLs from the Global Burden of Disease Study to 17 comparable outcomes among San Francisco males and females during 2004-2007. We did this in three ways: Method 1 assumed that all San Franciscans drink like populations in developed economies. These estimates were limited to alcohol-related harm. Method 2 modified these estimates by including several beneficial effects. Method 3 assumed that Latino and Asian San Franciscans drink alcohol like populations in the global regions related to their ethnicity. Results By any of these three methods, alcohol-related premature mortality accounts for roughly a tenth of all YLLs among males. Alcohol-related YLLs among males are comparable to YLLs for leading causes such as ischemic heart disease and HIV/AIDS, in some instances exceeding them. Latino and black males bear a disproportionate burden of harm. Among females, for whom estimates differed more by method and were smaller than those for males, alcohol-related YLLs are comparable to leading causes which rank somewhere between fifth and fourteenth. Conclusions Alcohol consumption is a major contributor to premature mortality in San Francisco, especially among males. Interventions to avert alcohol-related harm in San Francisco should be taken at the population level and deserve the same attention that is given to other major risk factors, such as smoking or obesity.

  18. Utilisation de la Fibre a Deux Coeurs Non-Lineaire dans les Lasers EN Fibre et Lignes de Transmission

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    Essiambre, Rene-Jean

    L'utilisation des proprietes non-lineaires de la fibre optique a deux coeurs identiques constitue l'objet de cette etude numerique. Les effets non-lineaires dans les fibres optiques ainsi que la theorie des modes couples sont abordes pour decrire le comportement de la fibre a deux coeurs non-lineaire. On a d'abord analyse les proprietes de transmission d'une telle fibre autour de la puissance critique lorsqu'elle est recouplee a elle-meme dans une configuration Sagnac pour differentes valeurs de dispersion. Nous avons observe des effets simultanes de compression et de filtrage non-lineaire des impulsions injectees. On a ensuite considere configuration de laser en fibre incluant une fibre a deux coeurs comme element passif de synchronisation modale adjoint a un mileu amplificateur externe ayant une largeur de gain finie. On a demontre qu'il etait possible de generer ainsi des solitons fondamentaux de puissance variable et ce, avec tres peu d'ondes dispersives. Ces solitons possedent un spectre qui est de l'ordre de grandeur de la largeur du milieu de gain du laser et ils ne sont amplifies que faiblement a chaque passage. La combinaison d'une fibre a deux coeurs et d'un milieu de gain de largeur de bande finie peut egalement etre utilisee pour controler certains effets non-lineaires d'ordre superieur comme l'auto -glissement en frequence du soliton (diffusion Raman intra -impulsion) qui deplace le spectre d'un soliton vers les basses frequences. Pour une certaine plage de parametres on obtient une stabilisation periodique du deplacement en frequence du soliton. La zone de stabilite correspondant a une longueur de fibre de l'ordre de quelques kilometres et a une duree de soliton d'environ deux a cinq picosecondes. Un tel dispositif semble bien adapte pour la transmission d'information par solitons sur de longues distances dans un nouveau regime d'operation. Enfin, tout au long de l'ouvrage, on retrouve des analyses reliees a des systemes deja existants et on situe les resultats de nos travaux dans le cadre des resultats obtenus par d'autres groupes.

  19. Mortalidad por Accidente de Tránsito en la Región Vial Tunja-San Gil, Colombia, 2001 / Road accident-related mortality in the Tunja-San Gil area, Colombia, 2001

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    Luis Enrique, Mayorga Mogollón.

    2003-05-30

    Full Text Available ObjetivoIdentificar las características de la mortalidad por accidente de tránsito en la región Tunja-San Gil. Metodología Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de la accidentalidad letal ocurrida durante el año 2001. Se consultaron fuentes primarias (informe de necropsia, acta de levantamiento de cadáv [...] er, certificado de defunción e informe de laboratorio de toxicología) en el Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses y en los hospitales de la región. ResultadosOcurrieron 45 muertes; edad promedio 34,7 años; 75,6 % hombres. La distribución según condición de transitoriedad fue: peatones (37,1 %), motociclistas (25,7 %), conductores (20 %), ciclistas (8,6 %) y pasajeros (8,6 %). El fin de semana sucedieron 65,1 % de los accidentes. Los atropellamientos y choques fueron los accidentes más frecuentes. Los sitios con mayor proporción de accidentalidad letal fueron Tunja, la vía Vado Real-Oiba y San Gil. El trauma por accidente de tránsito fue severo, con un “Injury Severity Score” alto (promedio 42,8); 53 % de víctimas fallecieron in situ y 73 % durante las primeras dos horas. Según el Injury Severity Score sólo una de cada tres muertes era no prevenible; 17,8 % fueron prevenibles y 46,7 % potencialmente prevenibles. Conclusiones Se percibe la necesidad de diseñar e implementar un sistema regionalizado de atención de trauma por accidente de tránsito. Abstract in english ObjectivesTo identify the characteristics of mortality related to motor vehicle accidents in the Tunja-San Gil area (Colombia) in the year 2001. MethodsA descriptive study was performed on the deaths from road accidents. Autopsy reports, body removal reports, death certificates and blood concentrati [...] on reports, available at the National Institute for Forensic Sciences and at the local hospitals, were reviewed. Results Forty five fatalities were analyzed. The mean age of the victims was 34,7 years; males were more affected than females, with a 3:1 ratio. 37% were pedestrians, 26% motorcyclists, 20% drivers, 8,6% cyclists and 8,6% passengers. 65,1% of the road accidents occurred during weekends. The most common road accidents were either collisions or by running over. The places with the highest rates of death from motor vehicle related accidents were the urban areas of Tunja and San Gil and the Vado Real-Oiba road. The mean Injury Severity Score was 42,8. 53% of the deaths at the scene received no medical care; 73% of the victims died within two hours after the motor-vehicle accident. 17,8% of deaths were definitely preventable and 46,7% were possibly preventable, for a combined preventable death rate of 64,5 %.

  20. Mortalidad por Accidente de Tránsito en la Región Vial Tunja-San Gil, Colombia, 2001 Road accident-related mortality in the Tunja-San Gil area, Colombia, 2001

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    Luis Enrique Mayorga Mogollón

    Full Text Available ObjetivoIdentificar las características de la mortalidad por accidente de tránsito en la región Tunja-San Gil. Metodología Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de la accidentalidad letal ocurrida durante el año 2001. Se consultaron fuentes primarias (informe de necropsia, acta de levantamiento de cadáver, certificado de defunción e informe de laboratorio de toxicología en el Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses y en los hospitales de la región. ResultadosOcurrieron 45 muertes; edad promedio 34,7 años; 75,6 % hombres. La distribución según condición de transitoriedad fue: peatones (37,1 %, motociclistas (25,7 %, conductores (20 %, ciclistas (8,6 % y pasajeros (8,6 %. El fin de semana sucedieron 65,1 % de los accidentes. Los atropellamientos y choques fueron los accidentes más frecuentes. Los sitios con mayor proporción de accidentalidad letal fueron Tunja, la vía Vado Real-Oiba y San Gil. El trauma por accidente de tránsito fue severo, con un “Injury Severity Score” alto (promedio 42,8; 53 % de víctimas fallecieron in situ y 73 % durante las primeras dos horas. Según el Injury Severity Score sólo una de cada tres muertes era no prevenible; 17,8 % fueron prevenibles y 46,7 % potencialmente prevenibles. Conclusiones Se percibe la necesidad de diseñar e implementar un sistema regionalizado de atención de trauma por accidente de tránsito.ObjectivesTo identify the characteristics of mortality related to motor vehicle accidents in the Tunja-San Gil area (Colombia in the year 2001. MethodsA descriptive study was performed on the deaths from road accidents. Autopsy reports, body removal reports, death certificates and blood concentration reports, available at the National Institute for Forensic Sciences and at the local hospitals, were reviewed. Results Forty five fatalities were analyzed. The mean age of the victims was 34,7 years; males were more affected than females, with a 3:1 ratio. 37% were pedestrians, 26% motorcyclists, 20% drivers, 8,6% cyclists and 8,6% passengers. 65,1% of the road accidents occurred during weekends. The most common road accidents were either collisions or by running over. The places with the highest rates of death from motor vehicle related accidents were the urban areas of Tunja and San Gil and the Vado Real-Oiba road. The mean Injury Severity Score was 42,8. 53% of the deaths at the scene received no medical care; 73% of the victims died within two hours after the motor-vehicle accident. 17,8% of deaths were definitely preventable and 46,7% were possibly preventable, for a combined preventable death rate of 64,5 %.

  1. 30 August 2011 - Médecins sans frontières International President U. K Karunakara signing the guest book with Head of International Relations F. Pauss and Adviser for Life Sciences M. Dosanjh; visiting CMS underground experimental area with Collaboration Spokesperson G. Tonelli.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2011-01-01

    30 August 2011 - Médecins sans frontières International President U. K Karunakara signing the guest book with Head of International Relations F. Pauss and Adviser for Life Sciences M. Dosanjh; visiting CMS underground experimental area with Collaboration Spokesperson G. Tonelli.

  2. SAN JACINTO WILDERNESS, CALIFORNIA.

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    Cox, Brett F.; Conyac, Martin D.

    1984-01-01

    The San Jacinto Wilderness, located in the San Jacinto Mountains approximately 4 to 11 mi west of Palm Springs, California, was investigated by field and laboratory studies. The wilderness contains no known mineral deposits and no evidence of past mineral production. Geologic, geochemical, and geophysical studies indicate that the San Jacinto Wilderness has little promise for the occurrence of mineral or energy resources. However, if future studies of plutonism and related processes of mineralization are conducted in the San Jacinto Mountains and vicinity, the metasedimentary rocks and bordering intrusive contacts in the south parcel of the wilderness might merit further examination. In particular, such future studies might further evaluate the origin and significance of minor stream-sediment geochemical anomalies for tungsten, cerium, and lanthanum detected in our panned-concentrate samples collected near the heads of Murray and Andreas Canyons.

  3. La familia, las relaciones afectivas y la identidad étnica entre indígenas migrantes urbanos en San Luis Potosí / La famille, les relations affectives et l'identité ethnique parmi les indigènes migrants urbains à San Luis Potosí / Family, Affective Relations and Ethnic Identity among Indigenous Urban Migrants in San Luis Potosí

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    Mónica Lizbeth, Chávez González.

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es debatir en torno al papel que desempeña la familia y las relaciones afectivas en la construcción de la pertenencia étnica en el caso de indígenas que han migrado a la ciudad. Básicamente se abordan los dilemas de reproducción étnica de tének y nahuas fuera de sus luga [...] res de origen para explicar el peso que adquieren las dimensiones subjetivas en la conformación de la identidad étnica. Abstract in english The aim of this article is to contribute to the debate on the role that the family and affective relations play in constructing ethnic belonging in the case of indigenous people who migrate to the city of San Luis Potosí. It explores the dilemmas of the ethnic reproduction of Teneks and Nahuas outsi [...] de their places of origin to explain the weight that subjective dimensions acquire in the formation of ethnic identities.

  4. Relación de Blidingia minima (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) con factores ambientales en Punta Maqueda (golfo San Jorge, Argentina) / Relation between Blidingia minima (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) and environmental factors at Punta Maqueda (San Jorge Gulf, Argentina)

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    Susana G, Perales; Alicia L, Boraso.

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Los factores ambientales relacionados con Blidingia minima (Nägeli ex Kützing) Kylin se estudiaron en Punta Maqueda (golfo San Jorge, Argentina) utilizando análisis de correspondencias, modelos log-lineales para tablas trifactoriales, análisis de redundancia y ANOVA. El grosor del talo está inversam [...] ente relacionado con irradiación, temperatura y vientos; la abundancia está directamente relacionada con alta temperatura e irradiación; el tamaño celular, la ramificación y el ancho de los talos se relacionan directamente con agitación del agua y altas temperaturas. Los talos más largos se encontraron en niveles intermareales bajos. En primavera se observaron las mayores biomasas; en verano se recolectaron talos más grandes y en otoño se encontraron céspedes de paredes gruesas con máxima proporción de talos fértiles. La proporción de talos fértiles fue mayor en el nivel más alto del intermareal y mayor en otoño y primavera con relación a verano e invierno, en ambos niveles Abstract in english Environmental factors affecting Blidingia minima (Nägeli ex Kützing) Kylin were studied at Punta Maqueda (San Jorge Gulf, Argentina). Detrended correspondence analysis, redundancy analysis, log-linear models for trifactorial tables and ANOVA were used. Wall thickness is inversely related to temperat [...] ure, irradiation and winds. Relative abundance is directly related to high temperature and irradiation; branches and cell size relate directly to low surge exposure and high temperature. Longer thalli were found at lower coastal levels. Highest biomass was observed in spring; bigger thalli were collected during summer; in autumn a turf was present with the highest proportion of fertile thalli and thick walled thalli. A greater proportion was found of reproductive thalli at the higher intertidal level, and in autumn and spring in comparison to summer and winter at both intertidal levels

  5. Conception de lois de pilotage robustes et sequencement de gains par l'approche de systemes lineaires a parametres variants

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    Hentabli, Kamel

    Cette recherche s'inscrit dans le cadre du projet de recherche Active Control Technology entre l'Ecole de Technologie Superieure et le constructeur Bombardier Aeronautique . Le but est de concevoir des strategies de commandes multivariables et robustes pour des modeles dynamiques d'avions. Ces strategies de commandes devraient assurer a l'avion une haute performance et satisfaire des qualites de vol desirees en l'occurrence, une bonne manoeuvrabilite, de bonnes marges de stabilite et un amortissement des mouvements phugoides et rapides de l'avion. Dans un premier temps, nous nous sommes principalement interesses aux methodes de synthese LTI et plus exactement a l'approche Hinfinity et la mu-synthese. Par la suite, nous avons accorde un interet particulier aux techniques de commande LPV. Pour mener a bien ce travail, nous avons envisage une approche frequentielle, typiquement Hinfinity. Cette approche est particulierement interessante, dans la mesure ou le modele de synthese est construit directement a partir des differentes specifications du cahier des charges. En effet, ces specifications sont traduites sous forme de gabarits frequentiels, correspondant a des ponderations en entree et en sortie que l'on retrouve dans la synthese Hinfinity classique. Par ailleurs, nous avons utilise une representation de type lineaire fractionnelle (LFT), jugee mieux adaptee pour la prise en compte des differents types d'incertitudes, qui peuvent intervenir sur le systeme. De plus, cette representation s'avere tres appropriee pour l'analyse de la robustesse via les outils de la mu-analyse. D'autre part, afin d'optimiser le compromis entre les specifications de robustesse et de performance, nous avons opte pour une structure de commande a 2 degres de liberte avec modele de reference. Enfin, ces techniques sont illustrees sur des applications realistes, demontrant ainsi la pertinence et l'applicabilite de chacune d'elle. Mots cles. Commande de vol, qualites de vol et manoeuvrabilite, commande robuste, approche Hinfinity , mu-synthese, systemes lineaires a parametres variants, sequencement de gains, transformation lineaire fractionnelle, inegalite matricielle lineaire.

  6. Control estructural en el emplazamiento del volcanismo y mineralizaciones neógenas, distrito Cañada Honda, San Luis Structural control on Neogene volcanism and related ore deposits at Cañada Honda district, San Luis province

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    María Silvia Japas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Emplazada en la zona de transición sur del segmento de flat-slab pampeano y directamente vinculada a la horizontalización de la placa de Nazca, la faja volcánica terciaria de San Luis delata la migración que experimentó el arco magmático andino a la latitud de los 33º S en tiempos mio-pliocenos. Esta faja volcánica comprende una serie de distritos metalogenéticos de gran importancia en las Sierras Pampeanas de San Luis. Las rocas volcánicas y mineralizaciones de la faja volcánica terciaria se encuentran representadas en los campos volcánicos La Carolina, Cañada Honda - Cerros Largos, Cerros del Rosario y El Morro, dispuestos saltuariamente según una dirección ONO-NO. Las edades K-Ar disponibles indican que el volcanismo se habría iniciado más tempranamente en el sector occidental de esta faja, y que habría finalizado ~ 10 Ma más tarde en la región oriental. El distrito Cañada Honda, el más antiguo y longevo de esta faja volcánica, registra eventos volcánicos e hidrotermales cuyas edades varían entre 12-13 Ma y 7,3 Ma, abarcando facies lávico-hipabisales y volcaniclásticas. Los resultados del análisis estructural demuestran el importante control que, directa o indirectamente, habrían ejercido las estructuras previas en el emplazamiento de las rocas volcánicas y mineralizaciones. Análisis de fábrica deformacional y cinemático han permitido reconocer dos asociaciones volcano-tectónicas diferentes. una de estas asociaciones se vincularía a la reactivación dextral de estructuras paralelas a la foliación del basamento. La asociación principal estaría vinculada con el desarrollo de dos depresiones volcano-tectónicas alineadas en dirección ONO-NO. Sus estructuras principales, de orientación ONO-NO, revelan componentes de desplazamiento senestral y normal tanto a escala del distrito Cañada Honda como de la faja volcánica terciaria.Located at the transitional southern end (33° S of the Pampean flat-slab, the Tertiary volcanic belt records the eastward migration of the Andean volcanic arc due to the flattening of the Nazca Plate in Mio-Pliocene times. The tertiary volcanic belt encompasses several very important metallogenetic districts in the San Luis Pampean Ranges. Volcanic rocks and associated ore-deposits crop out following a NW-WNW trending belt at La Carolina, Cañada Honda - Cerros Largos, Cerros del Rosario and El Morro volcanic fields. The available geochronological data indicate that the volcanic activity began early at the western end of the belt and ended ~ 10 Ma later at its eastern border. Cañada Honda district represents the oldest and longest-lived volcanic field of the tertiary volcanic belt. It records eruptive events and related hydrothermal alteration from 12-13 Ma to 7.3 Ma, including lavas and volcaniclastic products. Preliminary structural analysis shows that previous structures have strongly controlled, either directly or indirectly, the emplacement of volcanic rocks and related mineral deposits. Kinematic and strain fabric analyses allow to recognize two volcano-tectonic associations. One of these associations would be related to dextral reactivations of structures parallel to basement foliation. On the other hand, the main one would be linked with the generation of two volcano-tectonic depressions which are aligned in a NW-WNW direction. Their dominant structures trend NW-WNW and reveal sinistral-normal motions, both at local and Tertiary volcanic belt scales.

  7. Control estructural en el emplazamiento del volcanismo y mineralizaciones neógenas, distrito Cañada Honda, San Luis / Structural control on Neogene volcanism and related ore deposits at Cañada Honda district, San Luis province

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    María Silvia, Japas; Nilda Esther, Urbina; Patricia, Sruoga.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Emplazada en la zona de transición sur del segmento de flat-slab pampeano y directamente vinculada a la horizontalización de la placa de Nazca, la faja volcánica terciaria de San Luis delata la migración que experimentó el arco magmático andino a la latitud de los 33º S en tiempos mio-pliocenos. Est [...] a faja volcánica comprende una serie de distritos metalogenéticos de gran importancia en las Sierras Pampeanas de San Luis. Las rocas volcánicas y mineralizaciones de la faja volcánica terciaria se encuentran representadas en los campos volcánicos La Carolina, Cañada Honda - Cerros Largos, Cerros del Rosario y El Morro, dispuestos saltuariamente según una dirección ONO-NO. Las edades K-Ar disponibles indican que el volcanismo se habría iniciado más tempranamente en el sector occidental de esta faja, y que habría finalizado ~ 10 Ma más tarde en la región oriental. El distrito Cañada Honda, el más antiguo y longevo de esta faja volcánica, registra eventos volcánicos e hidrotermales cuyas edades varían entre 12-13 Ma y 7,3 Ma, abarcando facies lávico-hipabisales y volcaniclásticas. Los resultados del análisis estructural demuestran el importante control que, directa o indirectamente, habrían ejercido las estructuras previas en el emplazamiento de las rocas volcánicas y mineralizaciones. Análisis de fábrica deformacional y cinemático han permitido reconocer dos asociaciones volcano-tectónicas diferentes. una de estas asociaciones se vincularía a la reactivación dextral de estructuras paralelas a la foliación del basamento. La asociación principal estaría vinculada con el desarrollo de dos depresiones volcano-tectónicas alineadas en dirección ONO-NO. Sus estructuras principales, de orientación ONO-NO, revelan componentes de desplazamiento senestral y normal tanto a escala del distrito Cañada Honda como de la faja volcánica terciaria. Abstract in english Located at the transitional southern end (33° S) of the Pampean flat-slab, the Tertiary volcanic belt records the eastward migration of the Andean volcanic arc due to the flattening of the Nazca Plate in Mio-Pliocene times. The tertiary volcanic belt encompasses several very important metallogenetic [...] districts in the San Luis Pampean Ranges. Volcanic rocks and associated ore-deposits crop out following a NW-WNW trending belt at La Carolina, Cañada Honda - Cerros Largos, Cerros del Rosario and El Morro volcanic fields. The available geochronological data indicate that the volcanic activity began early at the western end of the belt and ended ~ 10 Ma later at its eastern border. Cañada Honda district represents the oldest and longest-lived volcanic field of the tertiary volcanic belt. It records eruptive events and related hydrothermal alteration from 12-13 Ma to 7.3 Ma, including lavas and volcaniclastic products. Preliminary structural analysis shows that previous structures have strongly controlled, either directly or indirectly, the emplacement of volcanic rocks and related mineral deposits. Kinematic and strain fabric analyses allow to recognize two volcano-tectonic associations. One of these associations would be related to dextral reactivations of structures parallel to basement foliation. On the other hand, the main one would be linked with the generation of two volcano-tectonic depressions which are aligned in a NW-WNW direction. Their dominant structures trend NW-WNW and reveal sinistral-normal motions, both at local and Tertiary volcanic belt scales.

  8. Butyltin compounds and their relation with organic matter in marine sediments from San Vicente Bay-Chile.

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    Pinochet, Hugo; Tessini, Catherine; Bravo, Manuel; Quiroz, Waldo; De Gregori, Ida

    2009-08-01

    Tributyltin and its degradation products, mono-and dibutyltin have been determined in sediments collected in some representative sites in San Vicente Bay, Chile. The organic matter contents of sediments and water collected simultaneously from the same sampling sites were also determined. High levels of total organic carbon were found in sediments, especially in those from the northern part of the bay (1.80-8.87%). Good correlations were found between total organic carbon and the oxidizable and refractory carbon fractions. Among the butyltin species determined, TBT presented the highest levels, ranging from 14 to 1,560 ng Sn g(-1) dry weight. Concentration ratios of TBT to DBT ranged between 1.33 and 3.10, showing a high degree of contamination in sediments of this Chilean bay. All data obtained were analysed by the chemometric method of principal components analysis. A strong correlation was found between TBT and DBT concentrations in sediments, the different organic matter contents in sediments and water. In marine organisms only TBT was detected, containing the filterer organism Semele solida higher level than Perumytilus purpuratus and Pyura chilensis (220, 150 and 120 ng Sn g(-1) dry weight, respectively). For the alga Rodoficea iridae the TBT concentration was 60 ng Sn g(-1) dw. Comparatively, these values are higher than those reported for the same kind of marine organisms worldwide. The different samples from San Vicente Bay were found to be contaminated by TBT. This contamination can be attributed to the different anthropogenic activities taking place in the bay. PMID:18651232

  9. Relaciones tróficas de los peces del embalse San Miguel Arco, de Soyaniquilpan, Estado de México / Relations trofics of the fish of the San Miguel Arco dam, in Soyaniquilpan, State of Mexico

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    M. Á., Yubi Armendáriz; N. A., Navarrete Salgado; G., Elías Fernández; G., Vázquez Gómez; E. S., Urrieta Zapiain.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Las relaciones de los organismos en la naturaleza se basan en dos ciclos, uno de materia y el otro de energía, dichos ciclos dan origen a las cadenas tróficas las cuales dan origen a los tres niveles tróficos; autótrofos, herbívoros y carnívoros. Para el caso de los peces de agua dulce, los organism [...] os jóvenes viven y se alimentan en la orilla y superficie del agua, para conocer lo que comen se analiza el tracto digestivo. Por lo cual el presente trabajo pretende determinar la trama trófica de los peces del embalse San Miguel Arco. Se capturaron los peces del embalse con un chinchorro de 30 metros de largo y 1/3 de pulgada, los organismos se fijaron con formalina al 10 %, los peces se identificaron al igual que el alimento que consumieron, con claves especializadas, a la abundancia de los grupos alimenticios se les aplicó el índice de Simpson. Se encontró que Chirostoma humboldtianum, es zooplanctófago especialista, Cyprinus carpió, y Carassius auratus son planctófagos generalistas y Poeciliopsis infans es planctófago especialista. La trama trófica se basa en zooplancton (Bosmina y Mastigodiaptomus) además de zoobentos (Corixidae). Abstract in english The relations of the organisms in the nature are based on two cycles, one of matter and the other of energy, these cycles give origin to the food chains which give origin to the three food levels; autotrophs, herbivorous and carnivores. For the case of freshwater fishes, the young organisms live and [...] they are fed in the border and surface of the water, to know what they eat analyzes alimentary canal. Thus the present work tries to determine the trofhic plot of the fish of the San Miguel dam Arc. The fish of the dam with a small boat of 30 meters in length captured themselves and 1/3 of inch, the organisms paid attention with formalin to 10 %, the fish were identified like the food that consumed, with specialized keys, to the abundance of the nutritional groups I am applied the index to them of Simpson. One was that Chirostoma humboldtianum, is zooplanctofago specialistic, Cyprinus carpio, and Carassius auratus is planctofagos generalist and Poeciliopsis infans is planctófago specialistic. The trofic plot is based on zooplancton (Bosmina and Mastigodiaptomus) in addition to zoobentos (Corixidae).

  10. A geochemical approach to assessing the relative contributions of rivers, wetlands and island drains to dissolved organic matter in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

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    Kraus, T. E.; Bergamaschi, B. A.; Stepanauskas, R.; Hernes, P.; Kendall, C.; Spencer, R. G.; Losee, R. F.; Fujii, R.

    2007-12-01

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta) is a hydrologically complex system which, in addition to being used for crop production, development, and recreation, provides drinking water to over 23 million Californians. Understanding how existing Delta habitats currently affect dissolved organic matter (DOM) dynamics seasonally will help us predict how future changes in land use might influence water quality. This study assessed whether different sources (rivers, wetlands, open water, island drains) contribute DOM to the Delta, examined the composition of the added DOM, and then assessed the relative importance of DOM derived from these sources to the quality of water arriving at Clifton Court for export into the California State Water Project. We used a geochemical fingerprinting approach to characterize the DOM originating from different Delta habitats that employed a number of analyses including absorbance, fluorescence, lignin content and composition, ?13C and ?15N isotopic composition, structural groupings determined by 13C-NMR, and specific disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation potential. These qualitative parameters adequately distinguished DOM derived from four distinct sources and, thus, enabled us to use a linear mixing model to estimate the contribution of these sources to DOM exiting the Delta. Comparison of water entering the Delta via the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers versus water exiting the Delta at Clifton Court indicated that the Delta was a source of DOM throughout the year, particularly in February, March, and May when concentrations already were high in incoming river water. Water passage through shallow wetlands and subsided islands significantly increased DOM concentrations, while deep open water habitats supporting submerged aquatic vegetation had little discernable effect on DOM concentrations and composition. Wetlands contributed greatest amounts of DOM in the spring and summer, in contrast to the island drains, which appeared to be important sources of DOM during the winter. Results indicate that significant changes in land use, particularly the introduction of shallow wetlands, could alter existing patterns of DOM concentrations in the Delta.

  11. Mercury in the mix: An in situ mesocosm approach to assess relative contributions of mercury sources to methylmercury production and bioaccumulation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Fleck, J.; Krabbenhoft, D. P.; Kraus, T. E. C.; Ackerman, J.; Stumpner, E. B.; DeWild, J.; Marvin-DiPasquale, M. C.; Tate, M.; Ogorek, J.

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    Mercury (Hg) contamination is considered one of the greatest threats to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the San Francisco Estuary ecosystems. This threat is driven by the transformation of Hg, deposited in the Delta from erosion of upstream historic mining debris and atmospheric deposition, by native bacteria into the more toxic and biologically available form, methylmercury (MeHg), in the wetlands and sediment of the Delta. To effectively manage this threat, a quantitative understanding of the relative contribution of the different Hg sources to MeHg formation is needed. Mass balance estimates indicate as much as 99% of the Hg entering the Delta arrives via tributary inputs. Of the tributary Hg load, approximately 90% is adsorbed to suspended particles from tributary discharge and 10% is in the dissolved fraction, potentially of atmospheric origin. In comparison, the remaining 1-2% of the Hg entering the Delta arrives through direct atmospheric deposition (wet and dry). The relative importance of these sources to MeHg production within the Delta is not linearly related to the mass inputs because atmospherically-derived Hg is believed to be more reactive than sediment-bound Hg with respect to MeHg formation. We conducted an in situ mesocosm dosing experiment where different Hg sources to the Delta (direct atmospheric, dissolved riverine and suspended sediment) were "labeled" with different stable Hg isotopes and added to mesocosms within four different wetlands. Mercury isotopes added with the streambed sediments were equilibrated in sealed containers for six months; while the Hg isotopes associated with the precipitation and river water were equilibrated for 24 hours prior to use. After adding the isotopes, we sampled the water column, overlying air, bottom sediments and fish (Gambusia) at time intervals up to 30 days. Preliminary results from this experiment suggest that aqueous Hg sources (Hg introduced with precipitation and filtered river water) are 10-1,000x more available to methylating microbes and fish uptake than particle bound Hg. Consequently, although atmospheric Hg deposition may contribute a relatively small portion of the total Hg loading to the Delta, it may contribute to a substantial portion of the MeHg produced within the Delta.

  12. Relación entre algunas técnicas de reparación de hipospadias y complicaciones en el Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul 1986- 2005 / Relation between some thecniques of hypospadias repair and complications: Universitary San Vicente de Paul Hospital 1986-2005

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    J.A., Martínez Montoya; A.A., Chams Anturi; D.F., Contreras Pérez.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: El éxito en la reparación quirúrgica de hipospadias depende de variables propias del paciente y de variables relacionadas con la técnica quirúrgica. El cirujano dispone de varias técnicas quirúrgicas, lo que obliga ha escoger la técnica mas indicada para obtener los mejores resultados. El [...] objeto de este estudio retrospectivo fue evaluar las técnicas quirúrgicas utilizadas y su asociación con complicaciones postoperatorias. Metodología: Es un estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo en el cual se revisaron las historia clínicas de 207 pacientes sometidos a corrección de hipospadias en el Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, entre enero de 1986 y diciembre de 2005. Resultados: Se revisaron un total de 207 historias clínicas, la edad de cirugía fue entre 1 y 14 años de edad. La frecuencia de las técnicas utilizadas fueron: Duckett 38,7%, Mathieu 30%, MAGPI 11.6%, Snodgrass 6.3% y otras técnicas representaron en pacientes 14%. Las complicaciones postoperatorias fueron: Hemorrágicas (1,9%), Infecciosas (1.9%), divertículos uretrales (3,9%), cuerda ventral residual (5.8%), dehiscencias (8,7%), estenosis (23,2%) y fístulas (41%). El desarrollo de estenosis es un factor de riesgo para la aparición de fístulas, y el uso de PDS como material de sutura fue un factor protector estadísticamente significativo. El cubrimiento de la uretroplastia con otra capa de tejido, la edad para la corrección, y el tiempo que permaneció el paciente con derivación uretral no resultaron variables estadísticamente significativas para la prevención de complicaciones postoperatorias. La estenosis y el uso de PDS como material de sutura si resultaron variables significativas en la reducción de complicaciones postoperatorias (p Abstract in english Objective: The incidence of hypospadias has been increasing in the last decades. Successful hypospadias repair depends on patient factors and surgical technique, a factor closely related to the surgeon’s experience. The aim of this descriptive, retrospective study was to determine the preferred tech [...] nique and its association with postoperative complications. Methods: Charts of 207 patients who had had hypospadias repair performed between January 1986 and December 2005, in the San Vicente de Paul University Hospital, were reviewed. Results: Hypospadias repair was performed in patients between 1 and 14 years of age. Duckett technique was performed in 38.7%, Mathiew technique in 30% MAGPI technique in 11.6%, Snodgrass in 6.3% and other techniques in 14% of the patients. Postoperative complications included hemorrhagic complications (1.9%), infectious complications (1.9%), urethral diverticular dilatation (3.9%), residual ventral chordee (5.8%), failure of urethroplasty, (8.7%), strictures (23%), and fistulas (41%). Strictures was the most important risk factor for postoperative fistulas (p0.05). Patients with hypospadias repair with PDS sutures had a lower incidence of postoperative fistulas (p

  13. Modélisation du module d'élasticité sur petites éprouvettes sans défaut en relation avec le traitement sylvicole

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    Jourez, Benoi?t; Leclercq, Andre?

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    The aim of this research work performed in Task 11 "Modelling Young's modulus on small clear specimens in relation to silvicultural treatments" was the modelling of Young's modulus (MOE) on small clear specimens of 24 Belgian Norway spruces in relation with the silvicultural treatment. The aim of the research was also to compare Young's modulus on small clear specimens with Young's modulus on commercial size specimens with a view to defining the rate of prediction of wood quality of specimens...

  14. Las cabeceras del río Grande de San Juan y sus relaciones con áreas vecinas durante los últimos momentos del desarrollo cultural prehispánico / The upstream of Río Grande de San Juan and their relations with adjacent areas during the last moment of cultural prehispanic development

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    Carlos Alberto, De Feo; Ana María, Fernández; María Gabriela, Raviña.

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de los trabajos arqueológicos desarrollados por los autores en las cabeceras del Río Grande de San Juan (Provincia de Jujuy, Argentina). Estas recientes investigaciones se han realizado en los sitios Abra de Lagunas, en la zona del río Orosmayo, y en Guayatayoc y Pajchela [...] , en las cercanías de la localidad de Cusi Cusi. Se analizan indicadores tales como emplazamiento y localización de sitios, patrón de asentamiento, construcciones agrícola-ganaderas, elementos relacionados con actividades rituales y/o sociales (menhires, montículos, entre otros), presencia de "hornos" (chullpas) de planta circular o elíptica y techo en falsa bóveda, alfarería y artefactos elaborados en piedra, madera y hueso. Asimismo, se realiza un análisis comparativo de estos indicadores con otros de regiones aledañas, especialmente curso medio del río Grande de San Juan, laguna de Vilama, Yavi, Pozuelos, Rinconada, Cochinoca, Casabindo y Susques (Provincia de Jujuy) y sur Lípez (Bolivia). Tanto en los rasgos ambientales de la región como en los contextos culturales recuperados, se observaron características propias, hecho que permite plantear, a modo de hipótesis, una relativa particularidad cultural, pero también algunas similitudes con regiones vecinas. Finalmente, se exponen los avances alcanzados respecto de esta problemática, concluyendo que durante el Período Tardío-Inca, la región de las cabeceras del río Grande de San Juan no sólo habría sido una zona de paso, sino también una región con asentamientos estables de cierta envergadura y ocupación permanente. Abstract in english Conclusions of archaeological studies at the upstream of Río Grande de San Juan (Province of Jujuy, Argentina) are stated. Studies dealt here, were done in Abra de Lagunas, Orosmayo river area, in Guayatayoc and Pajchela, nearby Cusi Cusi. Sites emplacement and location, settlement pattern, agricult [...] ural and cattle-raising constructions, elements related with ritual and/or social activities like menhirs, hillocks among other things, "hornos" (chullpas) with circular or elliptical base and roof in false vault, pottery and pots in stone, wood and bone were analyzed. Later, a comparative analysis of these indicators with those of surrounding districts was made, specifically medium stream of Río Grande de San Juan, lake of Vilama, Yavi, Pozuelos, Rinconada, Cochinoca, Casabindo and Susques (Province of Jujuy) and Lípez (south of Bolivia). Typical characteristics were observed so much in the environmental features of the region as in the the cultured recovered contexts. These facts bring up as a hypothesis that in this region there is a relative cultural singularity, though it has some similitudes with the nearby areas. It is concluded that during the Late-Inca Period, the headwaters of Río Grande de San Juan could have been not only an emplacement on the way but also one of permanent occupation.

  15. The Migration Experience as It Relates to Cargo Participation in San Miguel Cuevas, Oaxaca / La experiencia migratoria en relación con la participación en cargos en San Miguel Cuevas, Oaxaca

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    Silvia, Ventura Luna.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo ofrece un recuento de los continuos efectos de la migración sobre el gobierno municipal y la organización de una comunidad mixteca: San Miguel Cuevas, Oaxaca, México. Legalmente constituida como un autogobierno municipal indígena, en décadas recientes, Cuevas ha sido reconstituida como [...] una comunidad transnacional, cuyos ciudadanos radican principalmente en ella y en Fresno, California. La creciente circularidad y permanente migración de Cuevas a estados unidos desde finales de los ochenta, así como los usos y costumbres impuestos por la vida comunitaria en Cuevas, pone a sus varones migrantes en una situación complicada para cumplir sus obligaciones familiares y comunitarias -cívicas y ceremoniales (cargos)-, que se requieren para mantener su ciudadanía y residencia en Cuevas y tener acceso a tierras comunales y otros recursos. Abstract in english This article provides an overview of the ongoing effects of migration on municipal governance and community organization in the Mixtec town of San Miguel Cuevas in Oaxaca, Mexico. Legally constituted as a self-governing indigenous municipality, Cuevas has recently been reconstituted as a transnation [...] al community whose citizens now reside mainly in Cuevas and Fresno, California. Increased circular and permanent migration to the united States since the late 1980s and the customary law (usosy costumbres) enforced in the community, situates its migrants in a complex array of familial and community obligations that require fulfilling civic and ceremonial obligations (cargos) in order - to maintain one's citizenship and residence in Cuevas and to have access to its communally owned lands and other resources.

  16. Addendum to "Morse theory of causal geodesics in a stationary spacetime via Morse theory of geodesics of a Finsler metric", Ann. Inst. H. Poincar\\'e Anal. Non Lin\\'eaire, 27 (2010) 857--876

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    Comment: 9 pages, AMSLaTex. Replacement of appendix B in arXiv:0903.3519v4 [math.DG]. Submitted for publication as addendum to "Morse theory of causal geodesics in a stationary spacetime via Morse theory of geodesics of a Finsler metric", Ann. Inst. H. Poincar\\'e Anal. Non Lin\\'eaire, 27 (2010) 857--876

  17. / Prenatal care according to the NOM-007 norm, which relates to maternal morbidity in a health center in San Luis Potosí (2008)

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    Rosa I., Vega M; Alicia G., Barron; Lucila P., Acosta R.

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN La mortalidad materno-infantil refleja el grado de desarrollo social y económico de un país, por lo que la salud reproductiva es una prioridad sanitaria; su prevención depende directamente de la cobertura y calidad de los servicios de salud. OBJETIVOS: evaluar el apego de la atención prenata [...] l a la NOM 007 y su correlación con la morbilidad materna en una unidad de salud de San Luis Potosí, México. METODOLOGIA:estudio descriptivo, correlacional y cuantitativo, cuya unidad de análisis fueron 571 expedientes de embarazadas atendidas durante el 2008. Para probar la hipótesis se utilizó r de Pearson, p = 0,05. RESULTADOS: el rango de edad osciló entre 13 y 43 años, 37,1% adolescentes; 44,3% se incorporó a la atención en el segundo trimestre del embarazo; 38,2% cumplió con mínimo cinco consultas; 46,4% presentó morbilidad, con la infección urinaria como la más común (224 casos). El apego de la atención prenatal fue adecuado en 2,6% de los casos, según las acciones efectuadas; las de promoción de salud fueron las menos realizadas. CONCLUSION: el nivel de apego de la atención prenatal a la NOM 007 se calificó inadecuado en 97,4%, coincidiendo con morbilidad materna (87,5 -100%); esto podría relacionarse con consultas más frecuentes para algunas mujeres, el ingreso tardío a la atención y la consecuente reducción del tiempo para la realización de las acciones. La correlación resultó contraria a lo esperado, pues a mayor apego de la atención prenatal a la norma, mayor morbilidad materna se presentó (r = 0,318, p Abstract in english Mother and child mortality reflects the level of social and economic development of a country; therefore, reproductive health is a sanitary priority. Mortality prevention depends directly on the coverage and quality of health services. OBJECTIVE: to assess the compliance of prenatal care with the NO [...] M 007 norm and its correlation with maternal morbidity in a health center located in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. METHOGOLOGY: a descriptive, correlational, and quantitative study in which the units of analysis were the medical records of 571 pregnant women cared for during 2008. In order to prove the hypothesis, Pearson’s r was used. The p value was ? 0.05. RESULTS: ages ranged from 13 to 43 years. Additionally, 37.1% of the patients were teenagers and 44.3% began receiving attention during the second trimester of their pregnancy; 38.2% attended at least five medical appointments, and 46.4% had morbidity. For the latter group, urinary infection was the most common condition (224 cases). Prenatal attention was adequate in 2.6% of the cases according to the actions performed. Health promotion actions were the least frequent. CONCLUSION: the level of compliance with the NOM 007 norm for prenatal care was considered inadequate in 97.4% of the cases and was consistent with maternal morbidity (87.5-100%). This could be related to more frequent appointments for some women and with late treatment, which resulted in less time to perform said actions. Contrary to expectations, greater compliance meant higher maternal morbidity (r = 0.318, p

  18. Origen de la calidad del agua del acuífero colgado y su relación con los cambios de uso de suelo en el Valle de San Luis Potosí / Origin of water quality of the hanging aquifer and its relation with changes in land use in the San Luis Potosí valley

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    Briseida, López-Álvarez; José Alfredo, Ramos-Leal; Janete, Moran-Ramírez; Antonio, Cardona Benavides; Guillermo, Hernández Garcia.

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    Full Text Available La historia de la ciudad San Luis Potosí se remonta al siglo XVI. Con el descubrimiento de yacimientos de oro y plata y la presencia de cuerpos de agua en el valle, fue fundada la ciudad San Luis Minas del Potosí, dando lugar a los dos primeros usos de suelo, urbano y minero. A partir del siglo XVII [...] , el uso de suelo agrícola se desarrolló en huertos y fue relegado a la periferia de la zona urbana en el transcurso del tiempo. Finalmente el uso de suelo industrial surgió de manera importante en la segunda mitad del siglo XX. En la actualidad los tres usos de suelo existentes dentro del Valle de San Luis Potosí son el urbano, agrícola e industrial. A través de una campaña de muestreo hidrogeoquímico en octubre de 2008, con 44 muestras de norias y 3 de manantiales dentro del valle, se evaluaron parámetros físico-químicos, cationes, aniones y elementos traza. En los tres usos de suelo en la zona de estudio fueron detectados niveles importantes de nitratos, sulfatos, cloruros, conductividad eléctrica, coliformes totales y fecales; sin embargo, en la zona urbana existen anomalías puntuales de metales pesados principalmente de mercurio, bario, estroncio, cadmio, plomo, fósforo y plata, relacionadas a las antiguas actividades mineras y a la industria activa en la zona. Mientras que en la zona agrícola, la presencia de metales está asociada a los canales a cielo abierto que también reciben agua del Tanque Tenorio y éste a su vez de la zona industrial. En la zona industrial se detectaron grandes anomalías de tipo puntual en casi todos los metales pesados analizados; la principal fuente de estos contaminantes corresponden a un terreno industrial activo. Este trabajo está enfocado a evaluar el impacto que ha generado la actividad antropogénica sobre el acuífero colgado del Valle de San Luis Potosí desde inicios de la fundación de la ciudad hasta la actualidad, utilizando la calidad del agua como herramienta de análisis. Abstract in english The history of San Luis Potosi City dates back to the sixteenth century. With the discovery of gold and silver deposits and the presence of water bodies in the valley, the city of San Luis Minas Potosí was founded, leading to the first two uses of land: urban and mining. From the seventeenth century [...] , agricultural land developed in orchards and, over time, was relegated to the periphery of the urban area. Finally, industrial land use emerged significantly in the second half of the twentieth century. Currently the three existing land uses within the Valley of San Luis Potosi are urban, agricultural and industrial. Through a hydrogeochemical sampling campaign in October 2008 with 44 samples from wells and 3 from springs within the valley, we assessed physical and chemical parameters, cations, anions and trace elements. In the three land uses within the study area, we detected significant levels of nitrates, sulphates, chlorides, electrical conductivity, total and fecal coliforms; but in urban areas there are punctual anomalies of heavy metals, mainly mercury, barium, strontium, cadmium, lead, phosphorus and silver related to former mining and active industry in the area. However, in the agricultural zone, the presence of metals is associated with open channels, which also receive water from the Tanque Tenorio and this in turn from the industrial area. In the industrial area, puntual anomalies were detected in almost all heavy analyzed metals; the main source of these pollutants corresponds to an active industrial area. This work aims to evaluate the impact of anthropogenic activity in the perched aquifer of the Valley of San Luis Potosí since the city's foundation to the present, using water quality as an analytical tool.

  19. Formas de contratación y relaciones de trabajo en la cosecha de vid de la provincia de San Juan, Argentina / Types of workers' recruitment and labor relations in the grape harvest at the province of San Juan, Argentina

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    Guillermo, Neiman; Germán, Quaranta; Mariela, Blanco.

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza, para el caso del mercado de trabajo para tareas de cosecha en la producción de uvas para la elaboración de vinos de baja calidad enológica en el departamento Sarmiento de la provincia de San Juan, la relación que se establece entre las modalidades de contratación y la presenci [...] a de conflictos en el sitio de producción a nivel de la organización del trabajo, la extensión y características de la jornada de trabajo y, los niveles y sistemas de remuneración. Se trata de circunstancias que ponen en tensión de manera continua y cotidiana a la relación de trabajo y van a determinar diferentes respuestas por parte de empleadores, trabajadores y contratistas de mano de obra. El análisis realizado muestra que la conflictividad se intensifica en algunos momentos y bajo determinadas condiciones provocando interrupciones de la jornada de trabajo, despidos, resistencias, medidas de disciplinamiento, entre otras tensiones propias de la relación de trabajo. Abstract in english This article analyzes the case of the labor market for harvesting tasks in the production of low quality grapes for wine making in the Sarmiento department at the province of San Juan. The main concern is about the relationship established between the types of labor contracts and the presence of lab [...] or conflicts in the site of production at the level of the work organization, the size and characteristics of the workday, and the level as well remuneration systems. It is assumed that these circumstances will put pressure on everyday working relationships and will determine different responses from employers, workers, and labor contractors as well. The analysis shows that the conflict will intensify at certain times and under certain conditions, causing workday interruptions, layoffs, resistances, disciplining measures, among other tensions taking place at the working relationship itself.

  20. Technical evaluation of the susceptibility of safety-related systems to flooding caused by the failure of non-category 1 systems for the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1

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    This report documents the technical evaluation of Southern California Edison Company's San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1, to determine whether the failure of any non-Category 1 (seismic) equipment could result in a condition, such as flooding, that might potentially adversely affect the performance of safety-related equipment required for the safe shutdown of the facility or to mitigate the consequences of an accident. Criteria developed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission were used to evaluate the acceptability of the existing protection as well as measures taken by Southern California Edison Company to minimize the danger of flooding and to protect safety-related equipment

  1. Factores de riesgo relacionados al uso de drogas ilegales: perspectiva crítica de familiares y personas cercanas en un centro de salud público en San Pedro Sula, Honduras Fatores de risco relacionados ao uso de drogas ilegais, perspectiva crítica de familiares e pessoas próximas, em um centro da saúde público em San Pedro Sula, Honduras Risk factors related to the use of illegal drugs: the critial perspective of drug users' relatives and acquaintances at a public health center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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    Full Text Available En este estudio, se presentan datos cuantitativos del estudio multicéntrico, multimétodos, de corte transversal realizado en un centro de salud público en San Pedro Sula, en Honduras. Su objetivo es describir la perspectiva crítica que tienen los familiares o personas, que se consideran afectadas por tener a alguien cercano que usa o ha usado drogas ilegales, con relación a factores de riesgo. Los datos se obtuvieron mediante una encuesta con 100 entrevistados. La mayor parte de las personas informantes eran mujeres pobres con baja escolaridad. Los consumidores eran en su mayoría hombres con edad promedio de 23,3 años. La droga más usada fue la marihuana (78% seguida de crack/cocaína (72%, pegamento/inhalantes (27%, alucinógenos (éxtasis/LSD (3%, anfetaminas/estimulantes (1% y heroína (1%. Los factores de riesgo identificados fueron la experiencia previa con alcohol/tabaco, el tener amigos/amigas que usan drogas, la falta de conocimiento, la baja autoestima , la edad, entre otros factores personales, familiares y sociales. Se concluye que es necesario fortalecer las medidas de prevención y protección.São apresentados, aqui, dados quantitativos de um estudo multicêntrico, multimétodos, de corte transversal, realizado em um centro de saúde pública em San Pedro Sula, Honduras. O objetivo foi descrever a perspectiva crítica dos membros da família ou pessoas que se sentem afetadas por terem alguém próximo que usa ou usou drogas ilegais, em relação aos fatores de risco. Os dados foram coletados através de questionário aplicado em 100 indivíduos. A maioria era composta por mulheres pobres, com pouca escolaridade. Os consumidores eram majoritariamente varões, com idade média de 23,3 anos. A droga mais utilizada foi a maconha (78%, seguida por crack/cocaína (72%, cola/inalantes (27%, alucinógenos (ecstasy/LSD (3%, anfetaminas/estimulantes (1%, heroína (1%. Entre os fatores de risco identificados estão: experiência anterior com álcool/fumo, ter amigos/amigas que usam drogas, falta de conhecimento, baixa autoestima, idade, entre outros fatores pessoais, familiares e sociais. Em conclusão, deve-se reforçar a prevenção e proteção.This article presents quantitative data from a multicenter, cross-sectional study, which was performed at a public health center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, using multiple methods. The objective of the study was to describe the critical perspective of people who reported being affected by their relationship with an illicit drug user (relative or acquaintance in terms of risk factors. Data collection was performed using 100 questionnaires. Most participants were women with low education levels. Drug users were mostly men, with an average age of 23.3 years. The most consumed drug was marijuana (78%, followed by crack/cocaine (72%, glue/inhalants (27%, hallucinogens (ecstasy/LSD (3%, amphetamines/stimulants (1%, and heroin (1%. The identified risk factors include: previous experience with alcohol/tobacco, having friends who use drugs, lack of information, low self-esteem, age, and other personal, family and social factors. In conclusion, prevention and protection should be reinforced.

  2. Factores de riesgo relacionados al uso de drogas ilegales: perspectiva crítica de familiares y personas cercanas en un centro de salud público en San Pedro Sula, Honduras / Risk factors related to the use of illegal drugs: the critial perspective of drug users' relatives and acquaintances at a public health center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras / Fatores de risco relacionados ao uso de drogas ilegais, perspectiva crítica de familiares e pessoas próximas, em um centro da saúde público em San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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    Gladys Magdalena, Rodríguez Funes; Bruna, Brands; Edward, Adlaf; Norman, Giesbrecht; Laura, Simich; Maria da Gloria Miotto, Wright.

    Full Text Available São apresentados, aqui, dados quantitativos de um estudo multicêntrico, multimétodos, de corte transversal, realizado em um centro de saúde pública em San Pedro Sula, Honduras. O objetivo foi descrever a perspectiva crítica dos membros da família ou pessoas que se sentem afetadas por terem alguém pr [...] óximo que usa ou usou drogas ilegais, em relação aos fatores de risco. Os dados foram coletados através de questionário aplicado em 100 indivíduos. A maioria era composta por mulheres pobres, com pouca escolaridade. Os consumidores eram majoritariamente varões, com idade média de 23,3 anos. A droga mais utilizada foi a maconha (78%), seguida por crack/cocaína (72%), cola/inalantes (27%), alucinógenos (ecstasy/LSD) (3%), anfetaminas/estimulantes (1%), heroína (1%). Entre os fatores de risco identificados estão: experiência anterior com álcool/fumo, ter amigos/amigas que usam drogas, falta de conhecimento, baixa autoestima, idade, entre outros fatores pessoais, familiares e sociais. Em conclusão, deve-se reforçar a prevenção e proteção. Abstract in spanish En este estudio, se presentan datos cuantitativos del estudio multicéntrico, multimétodos, de corte transversal realizado en un centro de salud público en San Pedro Sula, en Honduras. Su objetivo es describir la perspectiva crítica que tienen los familiares o personas, que se consideran afectadas po [...] r tener a alguien cercano que usa o ha usado drogas ilegales, con relación a factores de riesgo. Los datos se obtuvieron mediante una encuesta con 100 entrevistados. La mayor parte de las personas informantes eran mujeres pobres con baja escolaridad. Los consumidores eran en su mayoría hombres con edad promedio de 23,3 años. La droga más usada fue la marihuana (78%) seguida de crack/cocaína (72%), pegamento/inhalantes (27%), alucinógenos (éxtasis/LSD) (3%), anfetaminas/estimulantes (1%) y heroína (1%). Los factores de riesgo identificados fueron la experiencia previa con alcohol/tabaco, el tener amigos/amigas que usan drogas, la falta de conocimiento, la baja autoestima , la edad, entre otros factores personales, familiares y sociales. Se concluye que es necesario fortalecer las medidas de prevención y protección. Abstract in english This article presents quantitative data from a multicenter, cross-sectional study, which was performed at a public health center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, using multiple methods. The objective of the study was to describe the critical perspective of people who reported being affected by their rel [...] ationship with an illicit drug user (relative or acquaintance) in terms of risk factors. Data collection was performed using 100 questionnaires. Most participants were women with low education levels. Drug users were mostly men, with an average age of 23.3 years. The most consumed drug was marijuana (78%), followed by crack/cocaine (72%), glue/inhalants (27%), hallucinogens (ecstasy/LSD) (3%), amphetamines/stimulants (1%), and heroin (1%). The identified risk factors include: previous experience with alcohol/tobacco, having friends who use drugs, lack of information, low self-esteem, age, and other personal, family and social factors. In conclusion, prevention and protection should be reinforced.

  3. Prediction des vibrations eoliennes d'un systeme conducteur-amortisseur avec une methode temporelle non lineaire

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    Langlois, Sebastien

    Les vibrations eoliennes sont la cause principale de bris de conducteurs en fatigue des lignes aeriennes de transport d'energie electrique. Ces vibrations sont dues a des detachements tourbillonnaires produits dans le sillage du conducteur. Une methode commune de reduction des vibrations est l'ajout d'amortisseurs de vibrations pres des pinces de suspension. Contrairement aux essais en ligne experimentale, la modelisation numerique permet d'evaluer rapidement et a faible cout la performance d'un amortisseur de vibration sur une portee de ligne aerienne. La technologie la plus frequemment utilisee fait appel au principe de balance d'energie (PBE) en evaluant le niveau de vibrations pour lequel la puissance injectee par le vent est egale a la puissance dissipee par le conducteur et l'amortisseur. Les methodes actuelles pour la prediction des vibrations reposent sur des hypotheses simplificatrices quant a la modelisation de l'interaction conducteur-amortisseur. Une approche prometteuse pour la prediction des vibrations est l'utilisation d'un modele numerique temporel non lineaire qui permet de mieux representer la masse, la geometrie, la rigidite et l'amortissement du systeme. L'objectif principal de ce projet de recherche est de developper un modele numerique avec integration temporelle directe d'un conducteur et d'un amortisseur en vibration permettant de reproduire le comportement dynamique du systeme pour la gamme de frequence et d'amplitude typique des vibrations eoliennes des conducteurs. Un modele par elements finis d'un conducteur seul en vibration resolu par integration temporelle directe a d'abord ete developpe en considerant une rigidite de flexion variable. Comme une rigidite de flexion constante et egale a 50% de la rigidite de flexion maximale theorique ( EImax) est jugee adequate pour la modelisation du conducteur, c'est cette valeur qui a ete utilisee pour la suite du projet. Ensuite, des modeles non-lineaires pour deux types d'amortisseur de vibrations (Stockbridge et Hydro-Quebec) ont ete developpes. Ces modeles reproduisent adequatement le comportement dynamique des amortisseurs pour une grande gamme de frequences et d'amplitudes de deplacement. Finalement, les modeles d'amortisseur ont ete integres au modele de conducteur et uil nouvel outil de prediction de vibrations eoliennes base sur le principe de balance d'energie (PBE) a ete developpe. Celui-ci permet de bien reproduire des amplitudes de vibration mesurees sur une ligne experimentale, en particulier dans la gamme 8 a 35 Hz. A plus long terme, un tel modele pourrait servir de point de depart vers une modelisation temporelle complete du phenomene de vibrations eoliennes des conducteurs incluant l'excitation eolienne, l'auto-amortissement des conducteurs et des conditions limites realistes pour les lignes aeriennes. Mots-cles : dynamique de cable, elements finis, conducteurs, amortisseurs, vibrations eoliennes, lignes aeriennes electriques

  4. Earthquakes: San Francisco

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    The prediction of earthquakes may be inexact, but it is vital, especially when large cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles are threatened. The San Andreas Fault and two other faults, the Heyward and Calaveras faults, all have the potential to deliver a massive earthquake to the San Francisco Bay area. In this video segment, a seismologist explains the historical pattern of seismic activity in the Bay area, and how this information may be used to predict the location and timing of San Francisco's next big earthquake. The segment is three minutes twenty-eight seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

  5. O público e o privado na primeira LDB: a relação entre San Tiago Dantas e Anísio Teixeira / Public et privé dans la première LDB: la relation entre San Tiago Dantas et Anísio Teixeira / Public and private in the first LDB: the relationship between San Tiago Dantas and Anísio Teixeira / Público y privado en la primera LDB: la relación entre San Tiago Dantas y Anísio Teixeira

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    José Antonio Miranda, Sepulveda.

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo analisar uma carta do educador Anísio Teixeira para o deputado San Tiago Dantas datada de julho de 1959, durante o período em que tramitava o projeto de Lei de Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional. Trata-se de um material cujo conteúdo esclarece a discussão entre o [...] s dois interlocutores sobre os substitutivos de lei propostos pelo deputado Carlos Lacerda, à época da tramitação do citado projeto. Este trabalho concluiu que a relação entre San Tiago Dantas e Anísio Teixeira, em oposição ao que estava sendo proposto pelos referidos substitutivos, convergia na defesa da escola pública questionando a transferência de recursos públicos para a iniciativa privada. Abstract in spanish Este estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar una carta del Sr. Teixeira para o Sr. San Tiago Dantas, de fecha julio de 1959, durante el período de la hora de proceder a través del proyecto de Ley de Directrices y Bases de la Educación Nacional. Este es un material cuyo contenido clarifica el debate entr [...] e las dos partes sobre el proyecto sustitutivo propuesto por el diputado Carlos Lacerda, en el momento de la realización de dicho proyecto. Este estudio llegó a la conclusión de que la relación entre San Tiago Dantas y Teixeira, a diferencia de lo que se proponía por los sustitutos, se reunieron en la defensa de la escuela pública en duda la transferencia de recursos públicos a la empresa privada. Abstract in english This study aimed to analyze a letter from Mr. Anísio Teixeira to the congressman San Tiago Dantas, dated July 1959, during the period when proceeding through the draft Law of Guidelines and Bases of National Education. This is a material whose content clarifies the discussion between the two parties [...] on the substitute bill proposed by Carlos Lacerda, at the time of the conduct of the said project. This study concluded that the relationship between San Tiago Dantas and Teixeira, as opposed to what was being proposed by those substitutes, converged on the defense of public school questioning the transfer of public resources to private enterprise.

  6. ABUNDANCE OF THE EXCAVATING SPONGE CLIONA DELITRIX IN RELATION TO SEWAGE DISCHARGE AT SAN ANDRÉS ISLAND, SW CARIBBEAN, COLOMBIA / ABUNDANCIA DE LA ESPONJA EXCAVADORA CLIONA DELITRIX EN RELACIÓN CON DESCARGAS DE AGUAS SERVIDAS EN LA ISLA DE SAN ANDRÉS, CARIBE SUROCCIDENTAL, COLOMBIA

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    Andia, Chaves-Fonnegra; Sven, Zea; Martha L., Gómez.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Se conoce que la esponja incrustante y excavadora del Caribe Cliona delitrix puede aumentar su abundancia en las cercanías de fuentes de aguas servidas. Para determinar si su notable abundancia actual en los arrecifes de sotavento de la Isla de San Andrés (Caribe SO, Colombia) está relacionada con l [...] a contaminación orgánica generada por las descargas locales de aguas servidas, se obtuvieron datos cuantitativos de densidad y cobertura de esta esponja y otros componentes bentónicos, en transectos de banda y línea en siete estaciones a lo largo de la terraza somera (5- 10 m de profundidad). Se obtuvo mucus de coral para cuantificar la bacteria Escherichia coli, como indicador de la influencia de las plumas de aguas servidas en la biota bentónica. Una regresión potencial negativa entre la cantidad de E. coli en mucus de coral y la distancia del tubo principal de salida de aguas servidas, demostró que las bacterias provienen de los desechos domésticos. Aunque hubo conteos significativos de E. coli solamente hasta 1-2 km de las fuentes de aguas servidas, la influencia general de estas aguas puede extenderse mucho más lejos, ya que se encontraron abundancias moderadas de C. delitrix a lo largo de la terraza somera occidental de San Andrés, aparentemente asociadas con el enriquecimiento general de nutrientes de las aguas servidas. Las abundancias de C. delitrix fueron menores en el suroccidente, lejos de la influencia de aguas servidas, e incrementaron en general hacia las fuentes, pero disminuyeron cerca del tubo de salida principal. Muy cerca de las fuentes de aguas servidas, cualquier efecto positivo en la esponja producido por un aumento en la materia orgánica en suspensión, probablemente es neutralizado por el efecto negativo que el exceso de sedimentación tiene sobre la esponja misma y sobre la cantidad y calidad del sustrato disponible para la colonización. Abstract in english It is known that the encrusting and excavating Caribbean sponge Cliona delitrix may increase its abundance near sources of sewage. To ascertain whether its current conspicuousness in leeward reefs of San Andrés Island (SW Caribbean, Colombia) is related to organic pollution from local raw sewage dis [...] charges, quantitative data on density and cover of this sponge and other benthic components was obtained from belt and line transects at seven stations along the shallow (5-10 m deep) terrace. Coral mucus was sampled to quantify Escherichia coli bacteria, as an approximate indicator of sewage plume influence on benthic biota. A negative multiplicative regression between amount of E. coli in coral mucus and distance from the main raw sewage outlet demonstrated the domestic-wastes origin of the bacteria. Whereas significant E. coli counts occurred only up to 1-2 km from sewage sources, overall sewage influence may extend further as moderate C. delitrix abundances occurred throughout the West shallow terrace of San Andrés, apparently associated to the overall nutrient enrichment from sewage. C. delitrix abundances were lower in the Southwest, farthest from sewage influence, and generally increased towards sewage sources, but decreased near the main sewage outlet. Close to sewage sources, any positive effect on the sponge brought about by the increase in suspended organic matter is probably outweighed by the negative effect that excessive sedimentation has on the sponge itself, and on the quantity and quality of substratum available for settlement.

  7. 30 January 2012 - Ecuadorian Ambassador Gallegos Chiriboga, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva and San Francisco de Quito University Vice Chancellor C. Montùfar visiting CMS surface facilities and underground experimental area with CMS Collaboration L. Sulak and Collaboration Deputy Spokesperson T. Camporesi, throughout accompanied by Head of International Relations F. Pauss.

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    30 January 2012 - Ecuadorian Ambassador Gallegos Chiriboga, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva and San Francisco de Quito University Vice Chancellor C. Montùfar visiting CMS surface facilities and underground experimental area with CMS Collaboration L. Sulak and Collaboration Deputy Spokesperson T. Camporesi, throughout accompanied by Head of International Relations F. Pauss.

  8. Free treatment, rapid malaria diagnostic tests and malaria village workers can hasten progress toward achieving the malaria related millennium development goals: the Médecins Sans Frontières experience from Chad, Sierra-Leone and Mali

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    Full Text Available Halving the burden of malaria by 2015 and ensuring that 80% of people with malaria receive treatment is among the health related targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs. Despite political momentum toward achieving this target, progress is slow and many with malaria (particularly in poor and rural communities in Africa are still without access to effective treatment. Finding ways to improve access to anti-malarial treatment in Africa is essential to achieve the malaria related and other MDG targets. During its work in Chad, Sierra Leone and Mali in the period 2004 to 2008, Médecins Sans Frontières showed that it was possible to significantly improve access to effective malaria treatment through: i the removal of health centre level user fees for essential healthcare for vulnerable population groups, ii the introduction of free community based treatment for children using malaria village workers to diagnose and treat simple malaria in communities where geographical and financial barriers limited access to effective malaria care, iii the improved diagnosis and treatment of malaria using rapid diagnosis tests and artemisinin based combination therapy, at both health facilities and in the community. This paper describes and discusses these strategies and their related impact.

  9. Heidegger y el cristianismo de San Pablo y San Agustín

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    Este texto intenta mostrar el sentido de la interpretación de San Pablo y San Agustín que Heidegger lleva a cabo en sus primeros cursos de Friburgo. En concreto, se pretende apuntar al motivo por el que el joven Heidegger recupera aspectos del cristianismo para su proyecto filosófico y cuáles son los elementos concretos que las Epístolas de San Pablo y las Confesiones de San Agustín le aportan. De esta forma, se apreciará, entre otras cosas, la importancia concedida por Heidegger a la acentua...

  10. Fossilization of nanobes studied by transmission electron microscopy and constraints related to their population - recent and late quaternary reefbanks (San Salvador Island, the Bahamas; Heron Island, Australia)

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    Hladil, J.; Gemperle, A.; Carew, J. L.; Bosak, P.; Slavik, L.; Pruner, P.; Charvatova, K.; Mylroie, J. E.; Jell, J. S.

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    SEM analyses of rocks from Blow Hole Cave and The Gulf sections (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) found that ca 90-95% of peloids (and minor parts of other particles and cements) are substantially rebuilt into tiny corpuscles of ovoid, rotund cylindrical or slightly bent shapes (50-80 × 60-120 nm). About 20-30% of them form short and branched chains. These fabrics resemble `accumulations of ant eggs', have 40-60% fine porosity, correspond to better morpho-definitions of nanobes (cons. by R.L. Folk, 2002), and put a new light on micritization processes. The rocks strongly rebuilt by nanobes negatively correlate with magnetic susceptibility, but slightly contribute to NGR (uranium, gamma-ray spectrometry). In spite of strongly negative correlation to magnetic horizons, the nanobes are also present there, but to a lesser extent. The suspensions with nanobes (extracted by pump from the pores of rocks preserved in glutaraldehyde) exhibit a variety of preservation stages - from amorphous organics to completely fossilized corpuscles (studied by TEM). Early stages of fossilization are characterized by a gradually increasing amount of very fine crystalline inclusions, which are triangular to tetragonal in shape, and 3-15 nm long (mean size ˜ 6 nm). The TEM diffractograms provided data about face-centered cubic structures of B1 type (NaCl-like), with strongest 2nd and 3rd reflections on 0.240 and 0.170 nm and mean lattice parameter of 0.4813 nm. The substance was clearly identified as CaO. The difference to 0.4802 nm (ICDD data for pure CaO) is explained by effects of impurities Sr (+) > Fe, Mn (-). The number of CaO inclusions fluctuates from a few to 5 × 104 / ? {m3}. The CaO nucleation is possible in natural necrotic high-pH low-Eh organic coagulates; but presence of glutaraldehyde can facilitate the process. Other fossilization stages show unstable amorphous to crystalline calcium carbonate, homogeneous aragonite and calcite, and calcite replacing aragonite along sharp boundaries. The X-ray diffraction data suggest that calcite prevails. The massive nanobe population corresponds to early stages of emergence of banks (according to diagenetic and microbial successions). The short-term nanobe bloom had to be concurrent with early fungal growth in corroded rock micropores. However, the residual nanobe populations survived a die off of the early bloom of nannobes and are still alive (˜ 3 × 103 /{mm3}). A small number of nanobes are spread by endolithic cyanobacteria even in situations, that are not favorable for expansion of nanobe populations (examples from the Heron Island, Australia). / Project A3013209 "Weathering products".

  11. 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Tsunami

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    A series of visualizations of the tsunami generated by the 1906 earthquake. Included are maps of the San Andreas fault offshore, in San Francisco Bay, diagrams of the magnitude of the slip under the San Francisco Bay, and animations of wave height following the earthqake. Two separate animations are featured as QuickTime movies; one is centered on the Golden Gate Bridge, the other shows the whole San Francisco Bay.

  12. San Joaquin-Tulare Conjunctive Use Model: Detailed model description

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    The San Joaquin - Tulare Conjunctive Use Model (SANTUCM) was originally developed for the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program to evaluate possible scenarios for long-term management of drainage and drainage - related problems in the western San Joaquin Valley of California. A unique aspect of this model is its coupling of a surface water delivery and reservoir operations model with a regional groundwater model. The model also performs salinity balances along the tributaries and along the main stem of the San Joaquin River to allow assessment of compliance with State Water Resources Control Board water quality objectives for the San Joaquin River. This document is a detailed description of the various subroutines, variables and parameters used in the model.

  13. Psychology: University of California at San Diego (UCSD)

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    The Psychology Department at UC San Diego has just posted their Web server. It contains a large list of Psychology related Web servers from around the world plus the research interests of the department.

  14. San Salvador Microbial Observatory

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    Tim Steppe

    This web site is home of the San Salvador Microbial Observatory, a project investigating the anhydrophilic, halotolerant microbial mats of San Salvador, Bahamas. This project has been developed to address the influence water availability has on structural diversification, community composition, production, and carbon sequestration in microbial mats. The web site includes general information about the project, a research description plan, an introduction to microbial mats, links to other microbial observatories and interesting sites, and a collection of photos. This is a helpful resource for those investigating microbial mat communities.

  15. Linear study and bundle adjustment data fusion; Application to vision localization; Recherche lineaire et fusion de donnees par ajustement de faisceaux; Application a la localisation par vision

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    2010-12-09

    The works presented in this manuscript are in the field of computer vision, and tackle the problem of real-time vision based localization and 3D reconstruction. In this context, the trajectory of a camera and the 3D structure of the filmed scene are initially estimated by linear algorithms and then optimized by a nonlinear algorithm, bundle adjustment. The thesis first presents a new technique of line search, dedicated to the nonlinear minimization algorithms used in Structure-from-Motion. The proposed technique is not iterative and can be quickly installed in traditional bundle adjustment frameworks. This technique, called Global Algebraic Line Search (G-ALS), and its two-dimensional variant (Two way-ALS), accelerate the convergence of the bundle adjustment algorithm. The approximation of the re-projection error by an algebraic distance enables the analytical calculation of an effective displacement amplitude (or two amplitudes for the Two way-ALS variant) by solving a degree 3 (G-ALS) or 5 (Two way-ALS) polynomial. Our experiments, conducted on simulated and real data, show that this amplitude, which is optimal for the algebraic distance, is also efficient for the Euclidean distance and reduces the convergence time of minimizations. One difficulty of real-time tracking algorithms (monocular SLAM) is that the estimated trajectory is often affected by drifts: on the absolute orientation, position and scale. Since these algorithms are incremental, errors and approximations are accumulated throughout the trajectory and cause global drifts. In addition, a tracking vision system can always be dazzled or used under conditions which prevented temporarily to calculate the location of the system. To solve these problems, we propose to use an additional sensor measuring the displacement of the camera. The type of sensor used will vary depending on the targeted application (an odometer for a vehicle, a lightweight inertial navigation system for a person). We propose to integrate this additional information directly into an extended bundle adjustment, by adding a constraint term in the weighted cost function. We evaluate three methods (based on machine learning or regularization) that dynamically select the weight associated to the constraint and show that these methods can be used in a real time multi-sensor SLAM, and validate them with different types of constraint on the orientation or on the scale. Experiments conducted on real video sequences show that this technique of constrained bundle adjustment reduces the drifts observed with the classical vision algorithms and improves the global accuracy of the positioning system. (author) [French] Les travaux presentes dans ce manuscrit concernent le domaine de la localisation et la reconstruction 3D par vision artificielle. Dans ce contexte, la trajectoire d'une camera et la structure 3D de la scene filmee sont initialement estimees par des algorithmes lineaires puis optimisees par un algorithme non-lineaire, l'ajustement de faisceaux. Cette these presente tout d'abord une technique de recherche de l'amplitude de deplacement (recherche lineaire), ou line search pour les algorithmes de minimisation iterative. La technique proposee est non iterative et peut etre rapidement implantee dans un ajustement de faisceaux traditionnel. Cette technique appelee recherche lineaire algebrique globale (G-ALS), ainsi que sa variante a deux dimensions (Two way-ALS), accelerent la convergence de l'algorithme d'ajustement de faisceaux. L'approximation de l'erreur de reprojection par une distance algebrique rend possible le calcul analytique d'une amplitude de deplacement efficace (ou de deux pour la variante Two way-ALS), par la resolution d'un polynome de degre 3 (G-ALS) ou 5 (Two way-ALS). Nos experimentations sur des donnees simulees et reelles montrent que cette amplitude, optimale en distance algebrique, est performante en distance euclidienne, et permet de reduire le temps de convergence des minimisations. Une difficulte des algorithmes de localis

  16. SANS. An introduction

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    At the origin of the neutron scattering technique there is the interaction of thermal neutrons with the nuclei of atoms. In SANS experiments, as in other diffraction studies, one measures the scattered intensity, as a function of the direction of scattering. Density and concentration fluctuations, form factors, structure factors are presented. Data treatment and experimental aspects are also discussed. (K.A.)

  17. Remembering San Diego

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    After 6 years of existence the ITER EDA project in San Diego, USA, was terminated by desition of the US Congress. This article describes how nice it was for everybody as long as it lasted and how sad it is now

  18. Examination of spotted sand bass (Paralabrax maculatofasciatus pollutant bioaccumulation in San Diego Bay, San Diego, California

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The spotted sand bass (Paralabrax maculatofasciatus is an important recreational sport and subsistence food fish within San Diego Bay, a large industrialized harbor in San Diego, California. Despite this importance, few studies examining the species life history relative to pollutant tissue concentrations and the consumptive fishery exist. This study utilized data from three independent spotted sand bass studies from 1989 to 2002 to investigate PCB, DDT, and mercury tissue concentrations relative to spotted sand bass age and growth in San Diego Bay, with subsequent comparisons to published pollutant advisory levels and fishery regulations for recreational and subsistence consumption of the species. Subsequent analysis focused on examining temporal and spatial differences for different regions of San Diego Bay. Study results for growth confirmed previous work, finding the species to exhibit highly asymptotic growth, making tissue pollutant concentrations at initial take size difficult if not impossible to predict. This was corroborated by independent tissue concentration results for mercury, which found no relationship between fish size and pollutant bioaccumulation observed. However, a positive though highly variable relationship was observed between fish size and PCB tissue concentration. Despite these findings, a significant proportion of fish exhibited pollutant levels above recommended state recreational angler consumption advisory levels for PCBs and mercury, especially for fish above the minimum take size, making the necessity of at-size predictions less critical. Lastly, no difference in tissue concentration was found temporally or spatially within San Diego Bay.

  19. Perfil local y agroindustria palmera: explorando el caso de San Alberto y San Martín (Cesar) / Profil local et agro-industrie de la palmiculture: exploration du cas de San Alberto et San Martín (Cesar) / Local Profile and Palm Tree Agro-Industry: Exploring the case of San Albert o and San Martin (Cesar)

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    Mónica, Hurtado; Giovanni Andrés, Hernández-Salazar.

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo establece el perfil municipal de dos localidades en Colombia tradicionalmente palmeras: San Alberto y San Martín (Cesar). En particular, se estudian indicadores socioeconómicos, finanzas públicas y dinámica del conflicto armado en ambos municipios durante los últimos diez años. Se enco [...] ntró que San Alberto, con mayor actividad palmera que San Martín, tiene menores niveles de pobreza y mejores finanzas públicas. Sin embargo, en relación a educación y salud, ambos municipios presentan estándares precarios. En cuanto a seguridad y conflicto armado, se estableció que el número de secuestros y homicidios se redujeron en ambas localidades, pero la población civil sigue siendo víctima de desplazamiento forzado. Abstract in english This article establishes the municipal profile of two places in Colombia which are traditionally known for their palm tree production: San Alberto and San Martin (Cesar). Socioeconomic indicators, public finance, and armed conflict dynamics during the last ten years in both places are studied in par [...] ticular. It was found out that San Alberto, with greater palm tree activity than San Martin, has lower poverty levels and better public finance. Nevertheless, both municipalities show fragile standards in relation to education and health. As for safety and armed conflict, it was determined that the number of kidnappings and murders decreased in both places, but civilians are still victims of forced displacement.

  20. Lahar-hazard zonation for San Miguel volcano, El Salvador

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    Major, J.J.; Schilling, S.P.; Pullinger, C.R.; Escobar, C.D.; Chesner, C.A.; Howell, M.M.

    2001-01-01

    San Miguel volcano, also known as Chaparrastique, is one of many volcanoes along the volcanic arc in El Salvador. The volcano, located in the eastern part of the country, rises to an altitude of about 2130 meters and towers above the communities of San Miguel, El Transito, San Rafael Oriente, and San Jorge. In addition to the larger communities that surround the volcano, several smaller communities and coffee plantations are located on or around the flanks of the volcano, and the PanAmerican and coastal highways cross the lowermost northern and southern flanks of the volcano. The population density around San Miguel volcano coupled with the proximity of major transportation routes increases the risk that even small volcano-related events, like landslides or eruptions, may have significant impact on people and infrastructure. San Miguel volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in El Salvador; it has erupted at least 29 times since 1699. Historical eruptions of the volcano consisted mainly of relatively quiescent emplacement of lava flows or minor explosions that generated modest tephra falls (erupted fragments of microscopic ash to meter sized blocks that are dispersed into the atmosphere and fall to the ground). Little is known, however, about prehistoric eruptions of the volcano. Chemical analyses of prehistoric lava flows and thin tephra falls from San Miguel volcano indicate that the volcano is composed dominantly of basalt (rock having silica content

  1. The Museum of the City of San Francisco

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    By no means a new site, but frequently updated, this is one to bookmark if you have any interest in the history of San Francisco. Their online exhibits feature articles, images, and a cornucopia of archival materials relating to the 1849 California gold rush, the great earthquake and fire of 1906, the 1989 earthquake, the construction of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, San Francisco World War II events, San Francisco rock music of the mid-to-late 1960s, and much more. A general subject index to all of the online holdings is offered as well as a chronological and biographical listing of these materials.

  2. 78 FR 18238 - Safety Zone; SFPD Training Safety Zone; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    2013-03-26

    ...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; SFPD Training Safety Zone; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Hunters Point in San Francisco, CA...

  3. 77 FR 54815 - Safety Zone: America's Cup World Series Regattas, San Francisco Bay; San Francisco, CA

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    2012-09-06

    ...Zone: America's Cup World Series Regattas, San Francisco Bay; San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...sailing regattas to be conducted on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco...

  4. Terrestrial reptiles from San Lorenzo Island, Lima, Peru

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    José Pérez Z.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available We report four species of terrestrial reptiles, a geckonid (Phyllodactlus cf. microphyllus, two lizards (Microlophus peruvianus and M. tigris and one snake (Pseudalsophis elegans from San Lorenzo island, Departament of Lima, Peru. Herein, we report the first record of “Loma’s lizard” M. tigris and the snake P. elegans in Peruvian islands. The presence of Lomas herbaceous and the considerable extent of San Lorenzo island can explain the relatively high species richness of terrestrial reptiles on the island.

  5. San Francisco disaster

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    A silent film from May of 1906 that seeks to simulate the San Francisco fire and earthquake using a small-scale model of the city. The film's realism and accuracy are questionable-the flames reach unrealistic heights, and the real fire was more scattered than the flame shown-but it marks an early attempt to visualize and recreate the disaster. The film is available in Real Media, QuickTime and MPEG format.

  6. San Andreas Fault tremor and retrograde metamorphism

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    Fagereng, Åke; Diener, Johann F. A.

    2011-12-01

    Tectonic tremor is an enigmatic low-frequency seismic phenomenon mainly observed in subduction zones, but also documented along the deep extension of the central San Andreas Fault. The physical mechanisms behind this unusual seismic event are not yet determined for any tectonic setting; however, low effective stress conditions arising from metamorphic fluid production are commonly inferred for subduction-related tremor. We investigate the petrologic conditions at which the San Andreas tectonic tremor is inferred to occur through calculations of the pressure - temperature - time evolution of stable mineral assemblages and their water content in the dominant lithologies of the Franciscan Complex. We find that tremor locations around Parkfield and Cholame are currently experiencing retrograde metamorphic conditions. Within the temperature-depth conditions of observed tremor activity, at approximately 500°C and 20 km depth, several mineralogical transitions may occur in cooling greywacke and mafic rocks, leading to localised, significant removal of free water and an associated volume decrease. This indicates that, contrary to subduction-related tremor, tremor on the San Andreas Fault is not linked to prograde, crustal metamorphic fluid production within the fault zone; rather it might be related to mantle-derived fluids from below the tremor zone, and/or fault zone weakening that occurs as phyllosilicates replace more competent and granular mineral phases.

  7. Brechas intraclásticas (tsunamitas?) en el tope de la Formación San Juan (Darriwiliano), Precordillera de San Juan, Argentina: microfacies y Conodontes / Intraclastic breccias (tsunamites) on the top of San Juan Formation (Darriwillian), San Juan Precordillera, Argentina: microfacies and conodonts

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    Ana, Mestre.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describen por primera vez niveles de brechas intraclásticas en el último metro de la Formación San Juan, Precordillera Central (San Juan-Argentina). Las características microfaciales, relaciones litofaciales y las variaciones en las poblaciones de conodontes asociadas a las mismas permiten interp [...] retarlas como depósitos producidos por eventos erosivos de gran magnitud que habrían sido generados por tsunamis o tormentas fuera de serie que afectaron la rampa carbonática durante el Darriwiliano medio. Abstract in english This paper describes for the first time intraclastic breccias beds in the last meter of the San Juan Formation, Central Precordillera (San Juan, Argentina). The microfacial features, lithofacial relations and variations in conodont population linked with the conglomerate allow us to defineinterpreti [...] ng that these deposits were produced by a great eroding event, possibly generated by a tsunami or storms out of series which has affected the carbonate ramp during the Middle Darriwilian.

  8. Cognitive Analysis of Love Metaphors in San?'?’s Ghazals

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This article studies the metaphors in San?'?’s ghazals with the pivotal theme of love. The theoretical basis of the article is the theory of conceptual metaphor which has elevated metaphor from a mere rhetorical technique to a device of cogitation and cognition. At first, we present the principles of the theory considering the key words and terms coined by cognitive linguists and then give a detailed account of love metaphors in San?'?’s poems. Next, based on the thematic type, we categorize the metaphors into three groups: the metaphors which express a positive view of love, the ones which designate love as having negative characteristics and features and the double-edged metaphors. Subsequently, we analyze each group cognitively. The next entry is the aesthetic and rhetorical study of the metaphors under which we elucidate the main techniques as employed by San?'? , the innovator of the rhetoric of mystical ghazal.

  9. Distribución de los suelos en función del relieve y de la neotectónica en la región sureste de la provincia de San Juan Distribution of soils in relation to relief and neotectonic activity within the tectonic depression of the Tulum valley, in the south-eastern sector of San Juan province

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    G.M. Suvires

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan las relaciones suelo-paisaje-neotectónica en la depresión tectónica conocida como valle del Tulum, en el sector sudeste de la provincia de San Juan. El área de estudio se encuentra localizada en la intersección del paralelo 31°30' S y el meridiano 68°29'O. Se reconocen tres principales unidades de relieve, A abanico aluvial; B sector de transición entre A y C, y C planicie aluvial del río San Juan. Consecuentemente con las diferencias de relieves y materiales originarios, estas áreas presentan específicas asociaciones de suelos correspondientes a los Complejos El Salado, Médano de Oro y Ramón Franco respectivamente. Los relieves A y B se caracterizan por suelos Entisoles, mientras que el C por los Aridisoles. Asimismo, la actividad neotectónica, en la región, ha contribuido favorablemente en la formación de los suelos del Complejo Médano de Oro pertenecientes al Suborden Aquents.Soil-landscape-neotectonic relationships were studied in the south-eastern sector of San Juan province, Argentina, (31°30' S, 68°29' W. Three different area types were distinguished: A alluvial fans, B transitional area between A and C, and C alluvial plain of San Juan river. As a result of the different landscape-relief features and parent materials, the three areas have different soil associations within the complexes, El Salado, Médano de Oro and Ramón Franco, respectively. Areas A and B are characterized by entisol order soils sequences, whereas area C has aridisol order soil. The neotectonic activity in the region has contributed favourably to the formation soils in the Médano de Oro Complex, of the Aquents suborder.

  10. New evidence on the state of stress of the san andreas fault system.

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    Zoback, M D; Zoback, M L; Mount, V S; Suppe, J; Eaton, J P; Healy, J H; Oppenheimer, D; Reasenberg, P; Jones, L; Raleigh, C B; Wong, I G; Scotti, O; Wentworth, C

    1987-11-20

    Contemporary in situ tectonic stress indicators along the San Andreas fault system in central California show northeast-directed horizontal compression that is nearly perpendicular to the strike of the fault. Such compression explains recent uplift of the Coast Ranges and the numerous active reverse faults and folds that trend nearly parallel to the San Andreas and that are otherwise unexplainable in terms of strike-slip deformation. Fault-normal crustal compression in central California is proposed to result from the extremely low shear strength of the San Andreas and the slightly convergent relative motion between the Pacific and North American plates. Preliminary in situ stress data from the Cajon Pass scientific drill hole (located 3.6 kilometers northeast of the San Andreas in southern California near San Bernardino, California) are also consistent with a weak fault, as they show no right-lateral shear stress at approximately 2-kilometer depth on planes parallel to the San Andreas fault. PMID:17839366

  11. Magnetotelluric Data, Southern San Luis Valley, Colorado

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    Williams, Jackie M.; Rodriguez, Brian D.

    2007-01-01

    Introduction The population of the San Luis Valley region is growing rapidly. The shallow unconfined and the deeper confined Santa Fe Group aquifer in the San Luis Basin is the main sources of municipal water for the region. Water shortfalls could have serious consequences. Future growth and land management in the region depend on accurate assessment and protection of the region's ground-water resources. An important issue in managing the ground-water resources is a better understanding of the hydrogeology of the Santa Fe Group and the nature of the sedimentary deposits that fill the Rio Grande rift, which contain the principal ground-water aquifers. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting a series of multidisciplinary studies of the San Luis Basin located in southern Colorado. Detailed geologic mapping, high-resolution airborne magnetic surveys, gravity surveys, an electromagnetic survey, called magnetotellurics (MT), and hydrologic and lithologic data are being used to better understand the aquifer systems. The primary goal of the MT survey is to map changes in electrical resistivity with depth that are related to differences in rock type. These various rock types help control the properties of aquifers in the region. This report does not include any interpretation of the data. Its purpose is to release the MT data acquired at the 22 stations shown in figure 1.

  12. Magnetotelluric Data, San Luis Valley, Colorado

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    Rodriguez, Brian D.; Williams, Jackie M.

    2008-01-01

    The San Luis Valley region population is growing. Water shortfalls could have serious consequences. Future growth and land management in the region depend on accurate assessment and protection of the region?s ground-water resources. An important issue in managing the ground-water resources is a better understanding of the hydrogeology of the Santa Fe Group and the nature of the sedimentary deposits that fill the Rio Grande rift, which contain the principal ground-water aquifers. The shallow unconfined aquifer and the deeper confined Santa Fe Group aquifer in the San Luis Basin are the main sources of municipal water for the region. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting a series of multidisciplinary studies of the San Luis Basin located in southern Colorado. Detailed geologic mapping, high-resolution airborne magnetic surveys, gravity surveys, an electromagnetic survey (called magnetotellurics, or MT), and hydrologic and lithologic data are being used to better understand the aquifers. The MT survey primary goal is to map changes in electrical resistivity with depth that are related to differences in rock types. These various rock types help control the properties of aquifers. This report does not include any data interpretation. Its purpose is to release the MT data acquired at 24 stations. Two of the stations were collected near Santa Fe, New Mexico, near deep wildcat wells. Well logs from those wells will help tie future interpretations of this data with geologic units from the Santa Fe Group sediments to Precambrian basement.

  13. How Long Will It Take for Los Angeles and San Francisco to Meet?

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    2011-05-09

    By examining GPS time series plots from stations on opposing sides of the San Andreas Fault, students will determine the relative movement between the two stations. They can then apply this to calculate the time it will take for Los Angeles to reach San Francisco. Background information and necessary equations are provided. There is also a link provided to print out the time series.

  14. 77 FR 34988 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

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    2012-06-12

    ...SUMMARY: San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program has completed...may contact San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program. Repatriation...should contact San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program at...

  15. 77 FR 37603 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Independence Day Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    ...USCG 2012-0416] Safety Zone; San Francisco Independence Day Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...will enforce the safety zones for the San Francisco Independence Day Fireworks Display in...

  16. 78 FR 34123 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

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    ...R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior...SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program has...

  17. 77 FR 59648 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

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    2012-09-28

    ...2200-1100-665] Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior...SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program has...

  18. 78 FR 20792 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    2013-04-08

    ...No. USCG-2013-0132] Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain...

  19. 76 FR 81371 - Safety Zone; San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    ...USCG 2011-1038] Safety Zone; San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...enforce the safety zone for the annual San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Display in...

  20. 77 FR 37604 - Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice...July Fireworks in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and...

  1. 77 FR 57494 - Safety Zone; Fleet Week Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    2012-09-18

    ...USCG-2012-0787] Safety Zone; Fleet Week Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice...Week Fireworks in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and...

  2. 75 FR 35651 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Chronicle Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    ...No. USCG 2010-0367] Safety Zone; San Francisco Chronicle Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...Independence Day Celebration for the City of San Francisco Fireworks safety zone from 11 a.m....

  3. 75 FR 27432 - Security Zone; Golden Guardian 2010 Regional Exercise; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Golden Guardian 2010 Regional Exercise; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...security zones on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay in support of Golden Guardian 2010...

  4. 78 FR 21403 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

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    2013-04-10

    ...R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior...SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program has...

  5. 77 FR 15260 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    2012-03-15

    ...Docket No. USCG 2012-0105] Safety Zone; San Francisco Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice...Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of...

  6. 77 FR 28771 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    2012-05-16

    ...No. USCG 2012-0106] Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain...

  7. 76 FR 38305 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Chronicle Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    2011-06-30

    ...No. USCG 2011-0402] Safety Zone; San Francisco Chronicle Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...enforce the safety zones for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Fireworks Display...

  8. 75 FR 39166 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion, San Francisco, CA

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    ...sponsor the San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion on July 16, 2010, on the...activities and sightseeing have ample space outside of the effected portion of the...zone; San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion, San Francisco, CA....

  9. 1906 San Francisco, USA Images

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the largest event (magnitude 8.3) to occur in the conterminous United States in the 20th Century. Recent estimates indicate...

  10. Chronology of eclipse "San Miao"

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    Liu, Ci-Yuan

    2001-06-01

    The ancient book "Mozi" (5th century BC) records: "In ancient times, the San Miao tribes were in disarray. The sun rose in the evening...King Yu vanquished them. "King Yu is a prehistoric person living in 23-19th century BC. The strange phenomena "sun rose in evening" was explained as a large solar eclipse at sunset by Pang. Therefore investigations on it may lead to an important progress of Chinese chronology. After an analysis on all similar records in Chinese history, we pay main attention to the relationship of eclipse computations with parameter "c", the long term of earth's rotation rate. We have computed all the solar eclipses in that period by the way similar to that used for investigating the "double dawn" eclipse. By change parameter "c" in reasonable range (28-36 sec/cy2), we have found 11 possible results listed in a table. One figure shows the eclipse maps and relative "double dawn/dusk" areas while another one illustrates how the parameter "c" affects the result. For an exact conclusion of King Yu's chronology, we need further progress from both side: history which may limit the King Yu's period and astronomy which may limit the possible range of parameter "c".

  11. San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

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    In the 1936 film, "San Francisco" Jeannette MacDonald sings the film's title song, which of course includes the Gus Kahn-penned lyric "San Francisco, welcome me home again/I'm not at home to go roaming no more." For those who might be pining for Baghdad by the Bay (or for images from the infamous earthquake in 1906), this online collection from the San Francisco Public Library will be most welcome. All told, the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection contains more than 250,000 photographs of San Francisco and California, although not all of these photographs are available online here. Visitors should begin their voyage through these images by using their search engine, which allows them to search by photographer, subject index, or by date. Perhaps the most novel way to search the images is to look through the photos by using an interactive map of the entire city. Here visitors can find photographs of the historic Moulin Rouge nightclub in the historic Barbary Coast area, or move on over to Sutro Heights over on the Pacific Ocean. For those who might be feeling a bit less adventurous, there are a number of thematic collections, including "Picture This: Family Photographs of Everyday San Francisco".

  12. 77 FR 15798 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

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    2012-03-16

    ...of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior...SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University, in consultation with...

  13. Factores presentes en la deserción universitaria en la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad De San Buenaventura, sede Bogotá en el periodo comprendido entre 1998-2009 / Factors related to the college dropout in the Faculty of Psychology at San Buenaventura University Bogotá in the period 1998-2009

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    María Juliana, Mateus Rodríguez; Consuelo, Herrera Hernández; Catalina, Perilla Suárez; Gilma, Parra Quecan; Anderssen, Vera Maldonado.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue describir los factores socio demográficos y las categorías del modelo psicológico de Ethington, presentes en la deserción universitaria, evaluados por medio de una encuesta telefónica diseñada con base en estas categorías y validada por jueces. Los participantes [...] tenían entre 16 y 32 años, solteros, de estratos 3 y 4. Los resultados descriptivos permiten concluir que existen diversas causas para que se presente la deserción en la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad San Buenaventura, sede Bogotá. Dificultades tales como incompatibilidad del horario de estudio con el horario de trabajo, escasa información respecto al programa elegido al ingresar a la Universidad y dificultades de salud. Es importante destacar que la categoría que presentó el porcentaje más alto fue la de apoyo económico familiar con un 95%. Abstract in english The purpose of this study was to describe the categories as well as the socio-demographic aspects of Ethington's psychological model, present in the university dropout. In order to do that, those aspects were assessed using a telephone survey validated by judges. Participants were between 16 and 32 [...] years, single, from 3 and 4 social stratum. The results show that there are various reasons for dropout in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of San Buenaventura, such as: incompatibility between study and work schedules, unsuitable or insufficient information when going to University and finally, health difficulties.

  14. San Bernardino County Museum

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    The San Bernardino County Museum is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. Special exhibits, the Exploration Station live animal discovery center, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience. The Museum is surrounded by citrus groves, and orange blossoms perfume the air. The Zimmerman Citrus Kiosk explores citrus agricultural history in Southern California. Death Valley Alive! is a new traveling exhibit, available for rent, where visitors can explore the natural history and culture of the Death Valley region from its geologic beginnings 1.3 billion years ago. Online exhibits include The Importance of Museum Collections, The Barstow Fossil Beds, Motherlode of the Miocene, The Etiwanda Fan, and for kids, Mimicry, a study in camouflage and adaptation. Teacher Resources include professional development and workshops, and Trading Places, where 21 hours of time spent volunteering in the Museum earns a free program for your class. Sample opportunities include writing activities for study kits, developing post-visit activities, creating a museum gallery guide, translating student materials into Spanish, or developing an independent idea. There are programs for youth, Scouts, and adults, as well as various publications available in anthropology, archeology, biology, geology and history.

  15. On the stability, the periodic solutions and the resolution of certain types of non linear equations, and of non linearly coupled systems of these equations, appearing in betatronic oscillations; Sur la stabilite, les solutions periodiques et la resolution de certaines categories d'equations et systemes d'equations differentielles couplees non lineaires apparaissant dans les oscillations betatroniques

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    Valat, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1960-12-15

    Universal stability diagrams have been calculated and experimentally checked for Hill-Meissner type equations with square-wave coefficients. The study of these equations in the phase-plane has then made it possible to extend the periodic solution calculations to the case of non-linear differential equations with periodic square-wave coefficients. This theory has been checked experimentally. For non-linear coupled systems with constant coefficients, a search was first made for solutions giving an algebraic motion. The elliptical and Fuchs's functions solve such motions. The study of non-algebraic motions is more delicate, apart from the study of nonlinear Lissajous's motions. A functional analysis shows that it is possible however in certain cases to decouple the system and to find general solutions. For non-linear coupled systems with periodic square-wave coefficients it is then possible to calculate the conditions leading to periodic solutions, if the two non-linear associated systems with constant coefficients fall into one of the categories of the above paragraph. (author) [French] Pour les equations du genre de Hill-Meissner a coefficients creneles, on a calcule des diagrammes universels de stabilite et ceux-ci ont ete verifies experimentalement. L'etude de ces equations dans le plan de phase a permis ensuite d'etendre le calcul des solutions periodiques au cas des equations differentielles non lineaires a coefficients periodiques creneles. Cette theorie a ete verifiee experimentalement. Pour Jes systemes couples non lineaires a coefficients constants, on a d'abord cherche les solutions menant a des mouvements algebriques. Les fonctions elliptiques et fuchsiennes uniformisent de tels mouvements. L'etude de mouvements non algebriques est plus delicate, a part l'etude des mouvements de Lissajous non lineaires. Une analyse fonctionnelle montre qu'il est toutefois possible dans certains cas de decoupler le systeme et de trouver des solutions generales. Pour les systemes couples non lineaires a coefficients periodiques creneles, il est alors possible de calculer les conditions menant a des solutions periodiques, si les deux systemes non lineaires adjoints a coefficients constants, entrent dans une des categories du paragraphe precedent. (auteur)

  16. Petrological and experimental constraints on the pre-eruption conditions of holocene dacite from volcan San Pedro (36°S, Chilean Andes)and the importance of sulphur in silicic subduction-related magmas.

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    Costa Rodriguez, Fidel; Scaillet, Bruno; Pichavant, Michel

    2004-01-01

    We present an experimental and petrological study aimed at estimating the pre-eruptive conditions of a Holocene dacitic lava from Volcán San Pedro (36°S, Chilean Andes). Phase-equilibrium experiments were performed at temperatures (T) from 800 to 950°C, and mainly at 200 MPa, but also at 55, 150, and 406 MPa. Oxygen fugacity (fO2) ranged from the Ni-NiO buffer (NNO) to 3*5 log units above (NNO + 3*5), and water contents from ~3 to ~6 wt %. We also report several experiments where we added ...

  17. San Fernando: ¿utopía o proyecto inconcluso? / San Fernando: utopia or unfinished project?

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    Juan Pablo, Murillo; Gustavo, Franco.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio analiza los distintos proyectos de modernización ocurridos en la Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando, en el contexto de una seria crisis institucional a finales del siglo XX. Para ello, a partir de las categorías de colectivo de pensamiento y estilo de pensamiento propuestos por Ludwick [...] Fleck, se hace un estudio de los procesos socio-históricos relacionados con los distintas iniciativas desplegadas en la más antigua escuela de medicina del Perú. Un análisis de las diferentes iniciativas identificadas nos llevan a la hipótesis de que la crisis de San Fernando, como colectivo académico, se basa en las contradicciones propias de un proyecto institucional inconcluso, que además cíclicamente se manifiesta asincrónico y disfuncional, al complejo y cambiante entorno institucional y cultural de la sociedad peruana. El estudio sistematiza las principales características de los diferentes proyectos de modernización institucional. Luego de un análisis del actual contexto del sector salud peruano, a partir de los procesos identificados, se propone una agenda de desarrollo, orientada a generar un ciclo de acumulación y crecimiento académico, que constituya una etapa de transición de cara a los retos que el siglo XXI plantea a los miembros del colectivo San Fernandino. Abstract in english The study analyzes the various modernization projects at the Faculty of Medicine San Fernando, in the context of a serious institutional crisis at the end of the XXth century. Beginning from the thinking collective and thinking style categories proposed by Ludwick Fleck, we study the social and hist [...] orical processes related to the different initiatives displayed in the ancient Peruvian school of medicine. Analysis of the different initiatives identified lead us to the hypothesis that San Fernando’s crisis as an academic collective is based in the proper contradictions of an unfinished institutional project that also manifests cyclically asynchronous and dysfunctional to the complex and changing Peruvian society’s institutional and cultural environment. The study systematizes the main characteristics of the different institutional modernization projects. Following an analysis of the current Peruvian health sector context and starting from the processes identified, we propose a development agenda oriented to generate an academic accumulation and growth cycle that constitutes a transition stage in front of the challenges posed by the XXIth century to the San Fernando collective members.

  18. Relativity

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    Brewster, Hilary D

    2009-01-01

    The theory of relativity has become a cornerstone of modern physics. Over the course of time it has been scrutinized in a multitude of experiments and has always been verified with high accuracy. The correctness of this theory can no longer be called into question. Right after its discovery by Albert Einstein in 1905, special relativity was only gradually accepted because it made numerous predictions contradicting common sense, fervently castigated by Einstein, and also defied experiment for too long a time. It was only with the advent of particle or high energy physics that matter could be ac

  19. Relativity

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    Einstein, Albert

    2013-01-01

    Time magazine's ""Man of the Century"", Albert Einstein is the founder of modern physics and his theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book, Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory that has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein's immense contribution to human knowledge.With a new foreword by Derek Raine.

  20. Vegetation - San Felipe Valley [ds172

    California Department of Resources — This Vegetation Map of the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area in San Diego County, California is based on vegetation samples collected in the field in 2002 and 2005...

  1. Sinopsis de las Pteridotifas de la Provincia de San Luis (Argentina) / Pteridophytic Flora of San Luis Province (Argentina)

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    Elias Ramon, De La Sota; María Lujan, Luna; Gabriela Elena, Giudice; Juan Pablo, Ramos Giacosa.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es dar conocer los helechos y grupos emparentados que habitan en la Provincia de San Luis (Argentina). Para ello se consultaron distintos herbarios y se realizó un viaje de campana. En esta provincia se registra una relativamente baja diversidad específica (42 taxones) co [...] mparada con una alta diversidad genérica (20 géneros). Los géneros mejor representados son Cheilanthes (8 taxones) y Blechnum (6 taxones). Se dan a conocer 6 nuevas citas para la provincia. Las Pteridofitas se encuentra principalmente en las Sierras de San Luis y Comechingones, observándose una influencia florística andino-pampeana (39 taxa), austro-brasilena (22 taxa) y austral (9 taxa). Se presentan iconografías, distribución geográfica y características ecológicas de cada taxón. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to reveal the ferns and allied groups that inhabit at San Luis Province, Argentina. For this purpose different herbaria were consulted and a field trip was performed. In this province, a low diversity of species (42) in comparison to a relatively high diversity of genera (2 [...] 0) is registered. The more representative genera are Cheilanthes (8 taxa) and Blechnum (6 taxa). Six taxa are registered for the first time in San Luis. In this province Pteridophytes grow mainly at Sierras of San Luis and Comechingones, showing Andean-Pampasican (39 taxa), Southern-Brazilian (22 taxa) and Austral (9 taxa) floristic influences. The iconography, geographical distribution and ecology of each taxon are also given.

  2. Sinopsis de las Pteridotifas de la Provincia de San Luis (Argentina Pteridophytic Flora of San Luis Province (Argentina

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    Elias Ramon De La Sota

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es dar conocer los helechos y grupos emparentados que habitan en la Provincia de San Luis (Argentina. Para ello se consultaron distintos herbarios y se realizó un viaje de campana. En esta provincia se registra una relativamente baja diversidad específica (42 taxones comparada con una alta diversidad genérica (20 géneros. Los géneros mejor representados son Cheilanthes (8 taxones y Blechnum (6 taxones. Se dan a conocer 6 nuevas citas para la provincia. Las Pteridofitas se encuentra principalmente en las Sierras de San Luis y Comechingones, observándose una influencia florística andino-pampeana (39 taxa, austro-brasilena (22 taxa y austral (9 taxa. Se presentan iconografías, distribución geográfica y características ecológicas de cada taxón.The aim of this study was to reveal the ferns and allied groups that inhabit at San Luis Province, Argentina. For this purpose different herbaria were consulted and a field trip was performed. In this province, a low diversity of species (42 in comparison to a relatively high diversity of genera (20 is registered. The more representative genera are Cheilanthes (8 taxa and Blechnum (6 taxa. Six taxa are registered for the first time in San Luis. In this province Pteridophytes grow mainly at Sierras of San Luis and Comechingones, showing Andean-Pampasican (39 taxa, Southern-Brazilian (22 taxa and Austral (9 taxa floristic influences. The iconography, geographical distribution and ecology of each taxon are also given.

  3. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

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    2012-07-13

    The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) digital collection is based at the San Francisco Public Library. It includes over 300 images, spanning 1887 to 1968, of significant events and projects such as the building of the Hetch Hetchy Railroad and O'Shaughnessey Dam, the construction of the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, and so on. These fascinating historic industrial photographs document the pipelines, tunnels, reservoirs, dams, powerhouses, and pumping stations that the PUC has built and maintained in order "to provide water, sewerage and municipal services to the City and County of San Francisco." Visitors can click on the link provided here to view the images, or perform their own detailed search across the entire collection. The views of the Calaveras Dam are quite dramatic and there are many photos documenting the Golden Gate International Exposition as well.

  4. Application of the Sea-Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM 6) to San Pablo Bay NWR

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This SeaLevel Affecting Marshes Model SLAMM report presents a model for projecting the effects of sealevel rise on coastal marshes and related habitats on San Pablo...

  5. Structure of microemulsions by SANS

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    Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) has been used to determine the structure of microemulsions in the system hydrocarbon-water-sodium di-ethylhexylsulfosuccinate (AOT). SANS spectra taken in a deuterated solvent showed a perfect Guinier fit with a radius of gyration of 15A regardless of the amount of AOT from 0.1 to 5% present. By varying the proportions of deuterated and undeuterated solvent to vary the contrast between the micelles and the solvent, it is concluded that the micelles are basically monodispersed spherical aggregations of 22 AOT molecules

  6. Relativity

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    Stephani, Hans

    2004-02-01

    Preface; Notation; Part I. Special Relativity: 1. Introduction: inertial systems and Galilei invariance of classical mechanics; 2. Light propagation in moving coordinate systems and Lorentz transformations; 3. Our world as a Minkowski space; 4. Mechanics of special relativity; 5. Optics of plane waves; 6. Four-dimensional vectors and tensors; 7. Electrodynamics in vacuo; 8. Transformation properties of electromagnetic fields: examples; 9. Null vectors and the algebraic properties of electromagnetic field tensors; 10. Charged point particles and their field; 11. Pole-dipole particles and their field; 12. Electrodynamics in media; 13. Perfect fluids and other physical theories; Part II. Riemannian Geometry: 14. Introduction: the force-free motion of particles in Newtonian mechanics; 15. Why Riemannian geometry?; 16. Riemannian space; 17. Tensor algebra; 18. The covariant derivative and parallel transport; 19. The curvature tensor; 20. Differential operators, integrals and integral laws; 21. Fundamental laws of physics in Riemannian spaces; Part III. Foundations of Einstein's Theory of Gravitation: 22. The fundamental equations of Einstein's theory of gravitation; 23. The Schwarzschild solution; 24. Experiments to verify the Schwarzschild metric; 25. Gravitational lenses; 26. The interior Schwarzschild solution; Part IV. Linearized Theory of Gravitation, Far Fields and Gravitational Waves: 27. The linearized Einstein theory of gravity; 28. Far fields due to arbitrary matter distributions and balance equations for momentum and angular momentum; 29. Gravitational waves; 30. The Cauchy problem for the Einstein field equations; Part V. Invariant Characterization of Exact Solutions: 31. Preferred vector fields and their properties; 32. The Petrov classification; 33. Killing vectors and groups of motion; 34. A survey of some selected classes of exact solutions; Part VI. Gravitational Collapse and Black Holes: 35. The Schwarzschild singularity; 36. Gravitational collapse - the possible life history of a spherically symmetric star; 37. Rotating black holes; 38. Black holes are not black - relativity theory and quantum theory; 39. The conformal structure of infinity; Part VII. Cosmology: 40. Robertson-Walker metrics and their properties; 41. The dynamics of Robertson-Walker metrics and the Friedmann universes; 42. Our Universe as a Friedmann model; 43. General cosmological models; Bibliography; Index.

  7. Seeking Justice in San Francisco

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    Pascopella, Angela

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the life of Carlos A. Garcia, superintendent at the San Francisco Unified School District. Garcia was born in Chicago, but his parents shortly thereafter moved back to their homeland of Mexico for a few years. When Garcia was almost 5, his family moved to Los Angeles, where his parents worked in factories and Garcia was…

  8. Theoretical and experimental study of a non-linear disintegration process for a langmuir wave; Etude theorique et experimental d'un processus non lineaire de desintegration d'une onde de langmuir

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    Perulli, M. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Fontenay-aux-Roses (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1968-07-01

    Using the Vlasov equation we calculate and discuss non-linear coupling equations between three electronic plasma waves (Langmuir waves) which propagate in a cylindrical plasma column confined by a strong magnetic field. We study, in the experimental device EOS, along the magnetic field, the disintegration of a Langmuir wave excited in the plasma column by means of an antenna. Space structure measurements for various waves show that the resonance conditions (selection rules) are satisfied. The measured disintegration threshold is in agreement with the theoretical value within 30 per cent and shows that this non linear mechanism appears when the oscillating density to the mean density ratio is about 10{sup -3} to 10{sup -2}. The variation of the spatial growth rate as a function of the amplitude of the disintegrated wave shows that the resulting waves are correlated in groups of three along the magnetic field even though the disintegrating spectrum appears in a wide frequency band. (author) [French] A partir de l'equation de Vlasov nous calculons et discutons les equations de couplage non lineaire entre trois ondes plasma electroniques (ou ondes de Langmuir) qui se propagent dans une colonne de plasma cylindrique confinee par un champ magnetique de forte intensite. Nous etudions, dans le dispositif experimental EOS, le long du champ magnetique, la desintegration d'une onde de Langmuir excitee dans la colonne de plasma a l'aide d'une antenne. La mesure de la structure spatiale des differentes ondes montre que l'ensemble des conditions de resonance (ou regles de selection) sont satisfaites. Le seuil de desintegration mesure est en accord avec la valeur theorique a 30 pour cent pres et montre que ce mecanisme non lineaire apparait lorsque le rapport de la densite oscillante a la densite moyenne est de l'ordre de 10{sup -3} a 10{sup -2}. La variation du taux de croissance spatiale en fonction de l'amplitude de l'onde qui se desintegre montre que les ondes restent trois par trois fortement correlees le long du champ magnetique bien que le spectre de desintegration apparaisse dans une large bande de frequences. (auteur)

  9. Bancos de cholga Aulacomya atra atra (Molina) (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) del golfo San José (Chubut, Argentina): Diversidad y relaciones con facies afines / Ribbed mussel Aulacomya atra atra (Molina) (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) beds of the San José Gulf (Chubut, Argentina): Diversity and relationships with related facies

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    Héctor E, Zaixso.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la diversidad y relaciones entre diferentes poblamientos de la biocenosis de raspadores-suspensívoros del golfo San José (Chubut, Argentina: 42º20’S; 64º20’W), con énfasis en los bancos de cholga Aulacomya atra atra. Las relaciones entre poblamientos se estudiaron a través de un análisis [...] de correspondencias sin tendencias y las relaciones entre poblamientos y factores ambientales a través de un análisis factorial de correspondencias. Para el estudio de la diversidad se utilizaron los índices de diversidad de Hill (N0, N1 y N2), así como el índice de uniformidad derivado (E=N2/N1). Se analizaron, dentro del contexto de estos poblamientos, las relaciones entre la diversidad observada con la resistencia a los disturbios, la presencia de depredadores y con la sucesión y aumento de la heterogeneidad espacial. Se concluyó que: (1) Los bancos de cholga sobre sustratos duros, en razón de hallarse en sitios protegidos del oleaje producido por vientos locales y con una matriz física fijada firmemente a la roca mantienen una alta riqueza específica y una alta uniformidad. (2) Los poblamientos de fondos blandos de mejillón Mytilus edulis platensis en condiciones de estabilidad, evolucionan hacia bancos mixtos con cholgas lo que implica aumento en la complejidad del sustrato, en la heterogeneidad espacial del banco y en la riqueza específica. Estos bancos mixtos al quedar sujetos a disturbios físicos revertirían el proceso de sucesión. (3) Los bancos de vieira tehuelche Aequipecten tehuelchus son propios de ambientes permanentemente disturbados por movimientos del agua y poseen características de baja uniformidad y baja riqueza específica. Con disturbios intensos e infrecuentes estos bancos son eliminados del sitio que ocupaban, ocasionándose arribazones de las especies desprendidas. (4) Los bancos mixtos de cholga-vieira tehuelche son facies alternativas a los bancos de vieira y tienen lugar en sitios protegidos Abstract in english The relationships between different assemblages of the grazer-suspensivore biocoenosis and their diversities were studied at the San José Gulf (Chubut Province, Argentina: 42º20’S; 64º20’W), with emphasis on the facies of the ribbed mussel Aulacomya atra atra. The ordination analysis of the assembla [...] ges species composition was performed using detrended correspondence analysis and the relationships of the assemblages with the environmental factors were analysed using factorial correspondence analysis. The Hill diversity indices (N0, N1, N2), and the evenness derived index (E=N2/N1) were calculated. It was concluded that: (1) The ribbed mussel beds on hard sustrate have high species richness and high equitability, because the rocks provides firm surfaces for byssal attachment and these beds are usually found in protected localities. (2) The soft bottom assemblages with the mussel Mytilus edulis platensis, under conditions of environmental stability, evolve towards mixed beds with ribbed mussel; this process implies increased sustrate complexity, increased spatial heterogeneity and higher species richness. This successional process can be reverted if the mixed bed are affected by strong physical disturbance which can dislodge the assemblages. (3) Beds of the scallop Aequipecten tehuelchus are found at sites permanently disturbed by waves generated by local winds, they have low equitability and low species richness. When the environmental disturbance is very intense the bed is dislodged and big quantities of individuals are beach stranded. (4) The mixed beds of ribbed mussel and Aequipecten tehuelchus are facies which are alternative to Aequipecten beds and they are found in protected sites

  10. San Salvador presentation

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    The presentation is based on the following areas: The presentation is based on the following areas: energy situation in Central America, challenges for the energy sector, various strategies for addressing challenges in the energy sector, programs and actions in the energy issue of the Government of El Salvador, risks related to of a nuclear facility in the territory of El Salvador.

  11. Ecología térmica de la lagartija endémica Liolaemus eleodori (Iguania: Liolaemidae) en el Parque Nacional San Guillermo, San Juan, Argentina / Thermal ecology of the endemic lizard Liolaemus eleodori (Iguania: Liolaemidae) in National Park San Guillermo, San Juan, Argentina

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    Héctor J., Villavicencio; Juan C., Acosta; Graciela M., Blanco; José A., Marinero.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La ecología térmica de la lagartija endémica Liolaemus eleodori fue estudiada en el Parque Nacional San Guillermo, provincia de San Juan, Argentina. Los datos fueron colectados durante diciembre de 2004 y febrero de 2005. Se registró la temperatura cloacal (Tb), substrato (Ts) y aire (Ta), con un te [...] rmómetro de lectura rápida. Liolaemus eleodori presentó una estrategia termorregulatoria de tipo termoconformista con un patrón de actividad de tipo unimodal y uso preferencial del microhábitat suelo desnudo (desprovisto completamente de vegetación). Nuestros datos sugieren que la estrategia termorregulatoria, el uso del espacio y el tiempo están estrechamente relaciondos con las condiciones climáticas rigurosas del sitio de estudio. Abstract in english The thermal ecology of the endemic lizard Liolaemus eleodori was studied at the San Guillermo National Park, Province of San Juan, Argentina. Data were collected during December 2004 and February 2005. Cloacal (Tc), substrate (Ts) and air (Ta) temperatures were registered using a quick reading therm [...] ometer. Liolaemus eleodori exhibited a thermo-conformist thermoregulatory strategy with a unimodal pattern of activity, showing a marked preference for a naked ground microhabitat (completely free of vegetation). Our data suggest that the thermoregulatory strategy and use of space and time is strictly related to the harsh climatic conditions of the study site.

  12. San Francisco Bay Area Earthquakes

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    This activity is designed to provide a better understanding of earthquake activity, the locations of faults, and earthquake hazards in the San Francisco bay area. Students study a false color satellite photo of the bay area on which earthquake epicenters for a seventeen year period have been plotted. Students use a California highway map or a copy of the California or San Francisco Bay area map from an atlas to help in finding some locations on the satellite image and help them become familiar with the geography represented in the satellite view. They will be guided in the recognition of some features and will be able to answer the questions based on the map and photograph.

  13. San Diego Zoo: Panda Page

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    This site is provided by the San Diego Zoo. Visitors may view real time footage of pandas at the zoo with Panda Cam, have their questions answered at the Panda Facts page, or read up on each panda with Panda Profiles. And of course, no one should miss the features devoted to panda Hua Mei, who seems to have spent nearly every minute of her life in front of a camera since her birth at the San Diego Zoo in 1999. Visitors can watch video clips of Hua Mei from her birth onward, or view a slide show that chronicles her progress from a tiny unrecognizable lump to a "curious and precocious cub." The Web site has been recently updated to include a short piece about Hua Mei's third birthday, celebrated in August 2002.

  14. Linear-logarithmic converter of a multi-channel selector-analyser type SA40 for automatic tracing; Convertisseur lineaire logarithmique pour le trace automatique de spectres d'un selecteur SA40

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    Desmaretz, M.; Espanel, P.; Ferlicci, R.; Feyt, J

    1967-11-01

    The converter described in this note has been built to give the spectra stored in the memory of a type Sa40 selector in semi logarithmic coordinates. It must answer to several functions from numerical information appearing at the output of the selector - to command the address advance of the selector. - to decode numerical information and to transform it in analog tensions. - to operate the linear - logarithmic transformation for the register. - to send an start order to the table servo-motors. [French] L'appareil decrit dans la presente note a ete construit pour delivrer en coordonnees semi-logarithmiques les spectres stockes dans la memoire d'un selecteur type Sa40. Il doit remplir plusieurs fonctions a partir des informations numeriques apparaissant a la sortie parallele du selecteur - Commander l'avance adresse du selecteur. - decoder les informations numeriques et les transformer en tensions analogiques. - operer la transformation lineaire-logarithmique pour le registre. - envoyer un ordre de depart aux servo-moteurs de la table. (auteurs)

  15. La extensión de los suelos yesosos en San Luis Potosí, México.

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    Juan F. Martínez-Montoya; Herrero Isern, Juan; Aceves de Alba, Jorge; Palacio-Nunez, Jorge; Ruiz-Vera, Víctor M.; Olmos-Oropeza, Genaro

    2012-01-01

    [EN] The gypseous soils of San Luis Potosí State, México, are not well map-delimited, despite their broad extent and the specificagricultural and environmental management they require. The present article highlights the location and extent of the gypseous lands in the Altiplano and Zona Media of San Luis Potosí State. For this purpose, soil, geology and vegetation maps as well as studies related to gypsum-rich soils, aerial photographs, and satellite maps (termed ‘espaciomapas’ in Span...

  16. San Onofre - the evolution of outage management

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    With the addition of units 2 and 3 to San Onofre nuclear station in 1983 and 1984, it became evident that a separate group was needed to manage outages. Despite early establishment of a division to handle outages, it was a difficult journey to make the changes to achieve short outages. Early organizational emphasis was on developing an error-free operating environment and work culture. This is difficult for a relatively large organization at a three-unit site. The work processes and decision styles were designed to be very deliberate with many checks and balances. The organization leadership and accountability were focused in the traditional operations, maintenance, and engineering divisions. Later, our organization emphasis shifted to achieving engineering excellence. With a sound foundation of operating and engineering excellence, our organizational focus has turned to achieving quality outages. This means accomplishing the right work in a shorter duration and having the units run until the next refueling

  17. San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge : San Juan Wilderness : Wilderness management plan

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is a plan regarding management of the San Juan Wilderness. This document is a plan regarding management of the San Juan Wilderness. After introducing...

  18. 77 FR 70891 - Safety Zone; Bay Bridge Construction, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    2012-11-28

    ...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Bay Bridge Construction, San Francisco Bay, San...CA in support of the Bay Bridge Construction Safety Zone from November...CALTRANS will sponsor the Bay Bridge Construction Safety Zone on November...

  19. Cuartel San Carlos. Yacimiento veterano

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El Cuartel San Carlos es un monumento histórico nacional (1986 de finales del siglo XVIII (1785-1790, caracterizado por sufrir diversas adversidades en su construcción y soportar los terremotos de 1812 y 1900. En el año 2006, el organismo encargado de su custodia, el Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural del Ministerio de Cultura, ejecutó tres etapas de exploración arqueológica, que abarcaron las áreas Traspatio, Patio Central y las Naves Este y Oeste de la edificación. Este trabajo reseña el análisis de la documentación arqueológica obtenida en el sitio, a partir de la realización de dicho proyecto, denominado EACUSAC (Estudio Arqueológico del Cuartel San Carlos, que representa además, la tercera campaña realizada en el sitio. La importancia de este yacimiento histórico, radica en su participación en los acontecimientos que propiciaron conflictos de poder durante el surgimiento de la República y en los sucesos políticos del siglo XX. De igual manera, se encontró en el sitio una amplia muestra de materiales arqueológicos que reseñan un estilo de vida cotidiana militar, así como las dinámicas sociales internas ocurridas en el San Carlos, como lugar estratégico para la defensa de los diferentes regímenes que atravesó el país, desde la época del imperialismo español hasta nuestros días.

  20. 33 CFR 165.1102 - Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA.

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    ...Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. 165.1102 Section 165.1102 Navigation...Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. The following area...to the Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA, enclosed by the following...

  1. 1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area

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    This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City of San Francisco and the eight counties of the Greater Bay Area, in a scenario based on the 1906 earthquake along the San Andreas fault. The 430 kilometers of fault rupture included several segments during one massive earthquake. Links are supplied to more detailed maps of the cities of Rohnert Park, Pittsburg, Antioch, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.

  2. Evaluación de los planes curriculares y sílabos de las asignaturas de la Facultad de Medicina de la UNMSM, sobre la atención integral de salud a personas afectadas por la violencia / Assessment of Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos curricula and syllabi on subjects related to integral health care of persons affected by violence

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    Eva, Miranda; Fausto, Garmendia; Alberto, Perales; Pedro, Mendoza; Jorge, Miano; Walter, Calderón.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Propósito: En el año 2005 se realizó un Estudio de Línea de Base en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) para conocer la realidad de la formación de los alumnos del pregrado sobre conocimientos y competencias relacionados a la violencia y violación de derech [...] os humanos (DDHH), bajo la hipótesis que este problema nacional de salud no había sido considerado en forma adecuada y suficiente en los planes curriculares de la Facultad de Medicina. Objetivos: Diagnosticar el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje de la Facultad de Medicina sobre la atención integral de salud a personas afectadas por efectos de la violencia y violación de los derechos humanos. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo, transversal evaluativo de análisis. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Materiales: Planes de estudios de las 5 escuelas académico profesionales (EAP) de la Facultad. Intervenciones: Por juicio de un grupo de expertos, se seleccionó 81 asignaturas que, por sus características, debían contener temas relacionados con la violencia y violación de los derechos humanos (DDHH). Se analizó los sílabos de las asignaturas seleccionadas. Se efectuó coordinaciones con los directores de las 5 Escuelas Académico Profesionales. Se realizó presentaciones de los objetivos de la investigación y del Programa a los coordinadores de los departamentos de Psiquiatría, Medicina, Cirugía, Ginecología y Obstetricia, Pediatría, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, así como entrevistas a docentes interesados en el tema de violencia y violación de los DDHH. A los docentes que acudieron a la entrevista se les indagó sobre su conocimiento, experiencia e interés sobre los temas señalados y se les explicó las características del Programa, con la finalidad de seleccionarlos para una futura capacitación. Principales medidas de resultados: Contenido sobre violencia en los sílabos de las escuelas académico profesionales. Resultados: El estudio demostró que solo 30/81 sílabos (37%) tenía algún contenido sobre violencia, de los cuales correspondía a la EAP de Medicina 9/19 (47,3%), EAP de Obstetricia 9/20 (45%), EAP de Enfermería 5/12 (41,6%), EAP de Tecnología Médica 6/19 (31,5%) y la EAP de Nutrición 1/11 (9,1%). Conclusiones: Estos resultados demostraron la validez de la hipótesis, que efectivamente existía un vacío en la formación de los futuros profesionales de la salud respecto a sus conocimientos y competencias sobre violencia. Abstract in english Aims: In 2005 a baseline study was conducted in order to know the curricular plans and syllabi contents of the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, related to violence health disorders given to undergraduate students of the 5 Academic Professional Schools (APS), under the h [...] ypothesis that this national health problem has not been considered sufficiently and adequately in the curricular plans of the Faculty. Objectives: To determine the Faculty of Medicine’s teaching-learning process on integral health care to persons affected by violence and human rights violation. Design: Descriptive, transversal evaluative analysis. Setting: Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Materials: Curricular plans of the 5 Faculty’s academic professional schools. Interventions: A total of 81 syllabi courses were considered would have contents on themes related to violence. Coordination work with the directors of the Academic Professional Schools of Medicine, Midwifes, Nursery, Medical Technology and Nutrition was carried out. Formal presentations of the objectives of the Program and this research were done to the Department heads of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Gynecology-Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Interviews to professors to determine their knowledge, experience and interest in the field of violence were conducted as to consider future training. Main outcome measures: Academic professional scho

  3. Geochemical correlation and 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Kern River ash bed and related tephra layers: Implications for the stratigraphy of petroleum-bearing formations in the San Joaquin Valley, California

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    Baron, D.; Negrini, R.M.; Golob, E.M.; Miller, D.; Sarna-Wojcicki, A.; Fleck, R.J.; Hacker, B.; Erendi, A.

    2008-01-01

    The Kern River ash (KRA) bed is a prominent tephra layer separating the K and G sands in the upper part of the Kern River Formation, a major petroleum-bearing formation in the southern San Joaquin Valley (SSJV) of California. The minimum age of the Kern River Formation was based on the tentative major-element correlation with the Bishop Tuff, a 0.759??0.002 Ma volcanic tephra layer erupted from the Long Valley Caldera. We report a 6.12??0.05 Ma 40Ar/39Ar date for the KRA, updated major-element correlations, trace-element correlations of the KRA and geochemically similar tephra, and a 6.0??0.2 Ma 40Ar/39Ar age for a tephra layer from the Volcano Hills/Silver Peak eruptive center in Nevada. Both major and trace-element correlations show that despite the similarity to the Bishop Tuff, the KRA correlates most closely with tephra from the Volcano Hills/Silver Peak eruptive center. This geochemical correlation is supported by the radiometric dates which are consistent with a correlation of the KRA to the Volcano Hills/Silver Peak center but not to the Bishop Tuff. The 6.12??0.05 Ma age for the KRA and the 6.0??0.2 Ma age for the tephra layer from the Volcano Hills/Silver Peak eruptive center suggest that the upper age of the Kern River Formation is over 5 Ma older than previously thought. Re-interpreted stratigraphy of the SSJV based on the new, significantly older age for the Kern River Formation opens up new opportunities for petroleum exploration in the SSJV and places better constraints on the tectonostratigraphic development of the SSJV. ?? 2007 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA.

  4. 33 CFR 161.50 - Vessel Traffic Service San Francisco.

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    ... false Vessel Traffic Service San Francisco. 161.50 Section 161.50 ...161.50 Vessel Traffic Service San Francisco. The VTS area consists of all the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay Region south of the Mare...

  5. A summary of the San Francisco tidal wetlands restoration series

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    2003-01-01

    The four topical articles of the Tidal Wetlands Restoration Series summarized and synthesized much of what is known about tidal wetlands and tidal wetland restoration in the San Francisco Estuary (hereafter ?Estuary?). Despite a substantial amount of available information, major uncertainties remain. A major uncertainty with regard to fishes is the net benefit of restored tidal wetlands relative to other habitats for native fishes in different regions of the Estuary given the presence of nu...

  6. Beneficial Reuse of San Ardo Produced Water

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    2006-07-31

    This DOE funded study was performed to evaluate the potential for treatment and beneficial reuse of produced water from the San Ardo oilfield in Monterey County, CA. The potential benefits of a successful full-scale implementation of this project include improvements in oil production efficiency and additional recoverable oil reserves as well as the addition of a new reclaimed water resource. The overall project was conducted in two Phases. Phase I identified and evaluated potential end uses for the treated produced water, established treated water quality objectives, reviewed regulations related to treatment, transport, storage and use of the treated produced water, and investigated various water treatment technology options. Phase II involved the construction and operation of a small-scale water treatment pilot facility to evaluate the process's performance on produced water from the San Ardo oilfield. Cost estimates for a potential full-scale facility were also developed. Potential end uses identified for the treated water include (1) agricultural use near the oilfield, (2) use by Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) for the Salinas Valley Water Project or Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project, (3) industrial or power plant use in King City, and (4) use for wetlands creation in the Salinas Basin. All of these uses were found to have major obstacles that prevent full-scale implementation. An additional option for potential reuse of the treated produced water was subsequently identified. That option involves using the treated produced water to recharge groundwater in the vicinity of the oil field. The recharge option may avoid the limitations that the other reuse options face. The water treatment pilot process utilized: (1) warm precipitation softening to remove hardness and silica, (2) evaporative cooling to meet downstream temperature limitations and facilitate removal of ammonia, and (3) reverse osmosis (RO) for removal of dissolved salts, boron, and organics. Pilot study results indicate that produced water from the San Ardo oilfield can be treated to meet project water quality goals. Approximately 600 mg/l of caustic and 100 mg/l magnesium dosing were required to meet the hardness and silica goals in the warm softening unit. Approximately 30% of the ammonia was removed in the cooling tower; additional ammonia could be removed by ion exchange or other methods if necessary. A brackish water reverse osmosis membrane was effective in removing total dissolved solids and organics at all pH levels evaluated; however, the boron treatment objective was only achieved at a pH of 10.5 and above.

  7. 78 FR 19103 - Safety Zone; Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano Escort; Bahia de San Juan; San Juan, PR

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    ...USCG-2013-0166] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano...de San Juan during the transit of the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano...the high ranking officials on board the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El...

  8. 76 FR 22809 - Safety Zone; Bay Ferry II Maritime Security Exercise; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Bay Ferry II Maritime Security Exercise; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay in support of the Bay Ferry II Maritime...

  9. 77 FR 50921 - Safety Zone: Bay Bridge Load Transfer Safety Zone, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Zone: Bay Bridge Load Transfer Safety Zone, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Yerba Buena Island, CA in support...

  10. 77 FR 15799 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

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    ...of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior...SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University, in consultation with...

  11. Characterization of the grafting copolymer EPDM-SAN

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    This work aims the characterization of the grafting copolymer EPDM-SAN. This copolymer presents a fraction of free SAN chains, which was extracted by solubilization in chloroform followed of precipitation of the grafting copolymer EPDM-g-SAN in acetone. The EPDM-SAN and EPDM-g-SAN were characterized by 13C NMR, DSC, TGA and SEM. EPDM-SAN contain 23 wt% of free SAN and 77 wt% of EPDM-g-SAN. Both materials are heterogeneous and the thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation are independent of the composition. (author)

  12. Developing solar power programs : San Francisco's experience

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    This keynote address discussed an array of solar programs initiated in government-owned buildings in San Francisco. The programs were strongly supported by the city's mayor,and the voting public. Known for its fog and varying microclimates, 11 monitoring stations were set up throughout the city to determine viable locations for the successful application of solar technologies. It was observed that 90 per cent of the available sunshine occurred in the central valley, whereas fog along the Pacific shore was problematic. Seven of the monitoring sites showed excellent results. Relationships with various city departments were described, as well as details of study loads, load profiles, electrical systems, roofs and the structural capabilities of the selected government buildings. There was a focus on developing good relations with the local utility. The Moscone Convention Center was selected for the program's flagship installation, a 675 kW solar project which eventually won the US EPA Green Power Award for 2004 and received high press coverage. Cost of the project was $4.2 million. 825,000 kWh solar electricity was generated, along with 4,500,000 kWh electricity saved annually from efficiency measures, resulting in a net reduction of 5,325,000 kWh. Savings on utilities bills for the center were an estimated $1,078,000. A pipeline of solar projects followed, with installations at a sewage treatment plant and a large recycling depot. A program of smaller sites included libr. A program of smaller sites included libraries, schools and health facilities. Details of plans to apply solar technology to a 500 acre redevelopment site in southeast San Francisco with an aging and inadequate electrical infrastructure were described. A model of efficient solar housing for the development was presented, with details of insulation, windows, heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), water heating, lighting, appliances and a 1.2 kilowatt solar system. Peak demand reductions were also presented. tabs., figs

  13. Structural model of the San Bernardino basin, California, from analysis of gravity, aeromagnetic, and seismicity data

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    Anderson, M.; Matti, J.; Jachens, R.

    2004-01-01

    The San Bernardino basin is an area of Quaternary extension between the San Jacinto and San Andreas Fault zones in southern California. New gravity data are combined with aeromagnetic data to produce two- and three-dimensional models of the basin floor. These models are used to identify specific faults that have normal displacements. In addition, aeromagnetic maps of the basin constrain strike-slip offset on many faults. Relocated seismicity, focal mechanisms, and a seismic reflection profile for the basin area support interpretations of the gravity and magnetic anomalies. The shape of the basin revealed by our interpretations is different from past interpretations, broadening its areal extent while confining the deepest parts to an area along the modern San Jacinto fault, west of the city of San Bernardino. Through these geophysical observations and related geologic information, we propose a model for the development of the basin. The San Jacinto fault-related strike-slip displacements started on fault strands in the basin having a stepping geometry thus forming a pull-apart graben, and finally cut through the graben in a simpler, bending geometry. In this model, the San Bernardino strand of the San Andreas Fault has little influence on the formation of the basin. The deep, central part of the basin resembles classic pull-apart structures and our model describes a high level of detail for this structure that can be compared to other pull-apart structures as well as analog and numerical models in order to better understand timing and kinematics of pull-apart basin formation. Copyright 2004 by the American Geophysical Union.

  14. San Francisco e a nova economia do desejo / San Francisco and the new economy of desire

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    Richard, Miskolci.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta reflexões preliminares de uma pesquisa desenvolvida durante sete meses em San Francisco, Estados Unidos, a qual se associa a outra em andamento na capital paulista desde 2007. Busca sintetizar como o uso de sites e aplicativos em busca de parceiros amorosos e sexuais constitui [...] um fenômeno de transformação tecnológica e comportamental que se relaciona com profundas transformações econômicas no trabalho e na organização do espaço urbano. Assim reconstitui historicamente e analisa em termos sociológicos essas conexões em uma das cidades em que elas são mais visíveis. O objetivo é trazer elementos históricos, etnográficos, teóricos e conceituais para compreender a nova realidade sociotecnológica em que vivemos, que tem transformado o erotismo, a sexualidade e a moral a ela relacionada. Abstract in english This paper presents preliminary reflections about a research conduced during seven months in San Francisco, USA, which is also associated to one developed in São Paulo, Brazil, since 2007. It aims to synthetize how the use of sites and apps in the search for love and sexual partners constitutes a te [...] chnological and comportamental phenomenon associated with deep economic, work and urban transformations. Therefore, it reconstitutes historically these connections and analyses them sociologically in one of the cities where they are more visible. The objective is to bring historical, ethnographic, theoretical and conceptual elements to understand the new socio-technical reality, in which we live, the same that has transformed the sphere of eroticism, of sexuality and of the morality related to them.

  15. Scenes in San Francisco no. 1

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    A series of views and pans across the ruins of San Francisco, filmed 9 May 1906. Included are scenes of people living amongst the wreckage, including businesses operating from temporary offices on their former lots and San Franciscans going about their daily lives. The film is available in Real Media, QuickTime and MPEG format.

  16. News from San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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    On 4 to 8 December 2012 in San Antonio held the 35th annual meeting SABCS - San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Like every year, and now were present thousands of oncologists from around the world to hear the latest results of clinical studies, the new findings of experimental oncology and translational research. (author)

  17. San Diego's High School Dropout Crisis

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    Wilson, James C.

    2012-01-01

    This article highlights San Diego's dropout problem and how much it's costing the city and the state. Most San Diegans do not realize the enormous impact high school dropouts on their city. The California Dropout Research Project, located at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has estimated the lifetime cost of one class or cohort of…

  18. Minería, conflicto y mediadores locales: Minera San Xavier en Cerro de San Pedro, México Mineira, conflito e mediadores locais: Minera San Xavier em Cerro de San Pedro Mining, conflict and local brokers: Minera San Xavier in Cerro de San Pedro

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo indaga en las instancias de mediación que intervienen en la articulación de procesos económicos de gran escala y su puesta en práctica local. Basándonos en el conflicto que se produjo en el Municipio de Cerro de San Pedro (San Luis Potosí, México entre la empresa Minera San Xavier y el Frente Amplio Opositor (FAO a la misma, aplicamos el método etnográfico con el objetivo de describir las estructuras locales de mediación política y analizar sus prácticas y racionalidad. Intentamos demostrar así la importancia de los factores políticos locales en las vinculaciones entre estado, empresa y población.Este trabalho indaga nas instâncias de mediação que intervêm em processos econômicos de grande escala e sua posta em prática local. Baseando-nos no conflito no Cerro de San Pedro (San Luis Potosí, México entre a empresa Minera San Xavier e a Frente Amplio Opositor (FAO aplicamos o método etnográfico pra descrever as estruturas de mediação política locais e analisar suas práticas e racionalidade. Tenta-se demonstrar assim a importância dos fatores políticos locais nas vinculações entre estado, empresa e população.This paper investigates in instances of mediation involved in large-scale economic processes and local implementation. Analyzing the conflict in Cerro de San Pedro (San Luis Potosí, México among San Xavier mining company and the Frente Amplio Opositor (FAO, it applies an ethnographic approach to describe the local structures of political mediation and its practices and rationality. The work shows the relevance of local factors in the relationships between State, company and people.

  19. Rate Analysis of Two Photovoltaic Systems in San Diego

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    Doris, E.; Ong, S.; Van Geet, O.

    2009-07-01

    Analysts have found increasing evidence that rate structure has impacts on the economics of solar systems. This paper uses 2007 15-minute interval photovoltaic (PV) system and load data from two San Diego City water treatment facilities to illustrate impacts of different rate designs. The comparison is based on rates available in San Diego at the time of data collection and include proportionately small to large demand charges (relative to volumetric consumption), and varying on- and off- peak times. Findings are twofold for these large commercial systems: 1) transferring costs into demand charges does not result in savings and 2) changes in peak times do not result in a major cost difference during the course of a year. While lessons learned and discussion on rate components are based on the findings, the applicability is limited to buildings with similar systems, environments, rate options, and loads.

  20. Mechanical insights into tectonic reorganization of the southern San Andreas fault system at ca. 1.1-1.5 Ma

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    Fattaruso, L.; Cooke, M. L.; Dorsey, R. J.

    2013-12-01

    Reorganization of active fault systems may result from changes in relative plate motion and evolving fault geometries. Between ~1.5 and 1.1 Ma the southern San Andreas fault system underwent a major reorganization that included initiation of the San Jacinto fault zone, termination of slip on the extensional West Salton detachment fault, and reorganization of structures in the Mecca Hills northeast of the San Andreas fault during a local change from transtension to transpression conditions with no known change in Pacific-North America relative plate motion. The active trace of the southern San Andreas fault itself also evolved during this time, with shifts in activity from the Mission Creek to Mill Creek to the present-day active fault geometry of the San Bernardino, Garnet Hill, and Banning strands of the San Andreas fault. Although there is a rich geologic record of these changes, the mechanisms that controlled abandonment of active faults, initiation of new strands, and shifting loci of uplift are poorly understood. We use three-dimensional mechanical Boundary Element Method models to investigate this major tectonic reorganization at ~1.1-1.5 Ma. Previous mechanical modeling studies have examined the evolution of the southern San Andreas fault geometry in the San Gorgonio Pass using a series of snapshot models of the succession of active fault geometries. We use the same approach to explore the role of fault interaction and tectonic loading in abandonment of the West Salton detachment fault and initiation of the San Jacinto fault. The snapshots include: (1) regional transtension with an active West Salton detachment fault and active Mission Creek strand of the San Andreas fault; (2) cessation of local extension in combination with initiation of the San Jacinto fault in which we explore both north-to-south propagation and simultaneous growth; (3) shift of activity to the Mill Creek strand of the San Andreas fault; and (4) shift of activity to the present-day configuration of faults. We assess the mechanical viability of our snapshot series of models by comparison with patterns of uplift and subsidence inferred from the stratigraphic record in the Salton Trough and Mecca Hills. Model results of present-day fault configuration are also compared with vertical axis rotation data from paleomagnetism studies in the Mecca Hills, Borrego Badlands, and San Timoteo Badlands (see Housen et al., this session). We examine incipient faulting using maps of the strain energy density, which identifies regions of high off-fault strain. Our model results explore the importance of interaction among faults and resulting shifts in stress and strain distributions in the reorganization of the southern San Andreas system at ~1.1-1.5 Ma.

  1. San Diego Natural History Museum

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    The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to a group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874. Today the Museum strives to help visitors interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits. Active research in scientific field work and systematics has been ongoing since the Societies inception, and current fields of interest include Entomology, Botany, Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, and Birds and Mammals. The Museum offers an online specimen database, as well as information on publications, collections care and conservation, symposia and workshops and bi-national expeditions. There are a number of changing exhibits at the facility, and one can bring nature into your classroom, art studio, and home by becoming a member of the Museum's Loan Program. The program has over 1100 specimens that represent biologic and geologic diversity throughout the world. The Museums program Proyecto Bio-regional de Educación Ambiental, or PROBEA, designs innovative environmental education curricula to train educators, and engage teachers, students and others in projects to benefit their local environment.

  2. Comportamiento de los defectos congénitos en San Luis Behavior of congenital defects in San Luis municipality

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    Hernán Pereda Chávez

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Con el perfeccionamiento de los cuidados obstétricos y neonatales, los defectos congénitos al nacer han condicionado a un aumento relativo en la morbimortalidad infantil a nivel mundial. Objetivo: Evaluar la incidencia de malformaciones congénitas en el municipio San Luis en el periodo 2000-2009, así como clasificarlas según aparatos o sistemas, precisando la efectividad del diagnóstico prenatal, la decisión tomada por la pareja una vez diagnosticada y su repercusión sobre la mortalidad infantil. Material y método: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo de los defectos congénitos diagnosticados prenatalmente y después del nacimiento pertenecientes al policlínico "Epifanio Rojas Gil" del municipio San Luis en el período 2000-2009, utilizando los libros de registro de diagnóstico prenatal ubicados en el servicio de genética y se enriqueció con los casos evaluados en consulta de genética clínica. Resultados: La incidencia de defectos congénitos disminuyó en el segundo quinquenio, con un mejor control y seguimiento de las mujeres en edad fértil y gestantes. La mayoría de los defectos fueron diagnosticados prenatalmente (60% siendo el ultrasonido y el alfafeto proteína medios diagnósticos muy efectivos principalmente en los últimos cinco años. Las malformaciones cardiovasculares, y los defectos de cierre del tubo neural resultaron las más frecuentes. La tasa de mortalidad infantil debida a defectos congénitos fue baja, siendo el año 2003 el de mayor incidencia con un predominio del sistema cardiovascular, no reportándose en el último quinquenio. Conclusiones: La descentralización de los servicios permitió una mejor prevención, diagnóstico precoz y supervivencia de los recién nacidos con defecto congénito en el municipio.Introduction: With the advances of obstetric and neonatal care, congenital defects at birth have led to a relative increase in child morbidity and mortality all over the world. Objectives: to assess the incidence of congenital malformations in San Luis municipality during 2000-2009 and to classify them regarding the systems or apparatus affected, to precise the effectiveness of prenatal diagnosis, the decision making of the couple after the diagnosis and repercussion on infant mortality. Material and method: a retrospective and descriptive study about the congenital defects diagnosed during prenatal periods and after birth at “Epifanio Rojas Gil” polyclinic in San Luis municipality; that was carried out throughout 2000-2009 using the records of prenatal diagnosis in the genetic services, which enriched the analysis of the cases assessed in the clinical genetic office. Results: the incidence of congenital defects diminished during the second five-year period, showing a much better control and follow-up of women in fertile ages and pregnant women. The majority of the defects were prenatally diagnosed (60% where ultrasound along with alpha fetoprotein [AFP] analysis were the most effective diagnosis means, mainly during the last five years. Cardiovascular malformations and neural tube defect closure were the most frequent. The rate of infant mortality related to congenital defects was low, however 2003 showed the greatest incidence, prevailing the defects in cardiovascular system, no cases were reported during the last five-year period. Conclusions: decentralization of genetic services allowed improvements in prevention, early diagnosis and survival of newborn carrying congenital defects in San Luis municipality.

  3. Comportamiento de los defectos congénitos en San Luis / Behavior of congenital defects in San Luis municipality

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    Hernán, Pereda Chávez; Francisco, Delgado Aguiar; María del Carmen, Morejón; Yesenia, Pérez Expósito; Ledys Mabel, Hernández Fernández.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Con el perfeccionamiento de los cuidados obstétricos y neonatales, los defectos congénitos al nacer han condicionado a un aumento relativo en la morbimortalidad infantil a nivel mundial. Objetivo: Evaluar la incidencia de malformaciones congénitas en el municipio San Luis en el periodo [...] 2000-2009, así como clasificarlas según aparatos o sistemas, precisando la efectividad del diagnóstico prenatal, la decisión tomada por la pareja una vez diagnosticada y su repercusión sobre la mortalidad infantil. Material y método: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo de los defectos congénitos diagnosticados prenatalmente y después del nacimiento pertenecientes al policlínico "Epifanio Rojas Gil" del municipio San Luis en el período 2000-2009, utilizando los libros de registro de diagnóstico prenatal ubicados en el servicio de genética y se enriqueció con los casos evaluados en consulta de genética clínica. Resultados: La incidencia de defectos congénitos disminuyó en el segundo quinquenio, con un mejor control y seguimiento de las mujeres en edad fértil y gestantes. La mayoría de los defectos fueron diagnosticados prenatalmente (60%) siendo el ultrasonido y el alfafeto proteína medios diagnósticos muy efectivos principalmente en los últimos cinco años. Las malformaciones cardiovasculares, y los defectos de cierre del tubo neural resultaron las más frecuentes. La tasa de mortalidad infantil debida a defectos congénitos fue baja, siendo el año 2003 el de mayor incidencia con un predominio del sistema cardiovascular, no reportándose en el último quinquenio. Conclusiones: La descentralización de los servicios permitió una mejor prevención, diagnóstico precoz y supervivencia de los recién nacidos con defecto congénito en el municipio. Abstract in english Introduction: With the advances of obstetric and neonatal care, congenital defects at birth have led to a relative increase in child morbidity and mortality all over the world. Objectives: to assess the incidence of congenital malformations in San Luis municipality during 2000-2009 and to classify t [...] hem regarding the systems or apparatus affected, to precise the effectiveness of prenatal diagnosis, the decision making of the couple after the diagnosis and repercussion on infant mortality. Material and method: a retrospective and descriptive study about the congenital defects diagnosed during prenatal periods and after birth at “Epifanio Rojas Gil” polyclinic in San Luis municipality; that was carried out throughout 2000-2009 using the records of prenatal diagnosis in the genetic services, which enriched the analysis of the cases assessed in the clinical genetic office. Results: the incidence of congenital defects diminished during the second five-year period, showing a much better control and follow-up of women in fertile ages and pregnant women. The majority of the defects were prenatally diagnosed (60%) where ultrasound along with alpha fetoprotein [AFP] analysis were the most effective diagnosis means, mainly during the last five years. Cardiovascular malformations and neural tube defect closure were the most frequent. The rate of infant mortality related to congenital defects was low, however 2003 showed the greatest incidence, prevailing the defects in cardiovascular system, no cases were reported during the last five-year period. Conclusions: decentralization of genetic services allowed improvements in prevention, early diagnosis and survival of newborn carrying congenital defects in San Luis municipality.

  4. Interaction of the san jacinto and san andreas fault zones, southern california: triggered earthquake migration and coupled recurrence intervals.

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    Sanders, C O

    1993-05-14

    Two lines of evidence suggest that large earthquakes that occur on either the San Jacinto fault zone (SJFZ) or the San Andreas fault zone (SAFZ) may be triggered by large earthquakes that occur on the other. First, the great 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake in the SAFZ seems to have triggered a progressive sequence of earthquakes in the SJFZ. These earthquakes occurred at times and locations that are consistent with triggering by a strain pulse that propagated southeastward at a rate of 1.7 kilometers per year along the SJFZ after the 1857 earthquake. Second, the similarity in average recurrence intervals in the SJFZ (about 150 years) and in the Mojave segment of the SAFZ (132 years) suggests that large earthquakes in the northern SJFZ may stimulate the relatively frequent major earthquakes on the Mojave segment. Analysis of historic earthquake occurrence in the SJFZ suggests little likelihood of extended quiescence between earthquake sequences. PMID:17818388

  5. Free treatment, rapid malaria diagnostic tests and malaria village workers can hasten progress toward achieving the malaria related millennium development goals: the Médecins Sans Frontières experience from Chad, Sierra-Leone and Mali

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    Nadine de Lamotte; Rony Zachariah; Mit Philips; Frederique Ponsar; Katie Tayler-Smith; Alice Kociejowski; Seco Gerard

    2011-01-01

    Halving the burden of malaria by 2015 and ensuring that 80% of people with malaria receive treatment is among the health related targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Despite political momentum toward achieving this target, progress is slow and many with malaria (particularly in poor and rural communities in Africa) are still without access to effective treatment. Finding ways to improve access to anti-malarial treatment in Africa is essential to achieve the malaria related and ...

  6. Miocene and Pleistocene mollusks from San Andres Island (Caribbean Sea, Colombia) and Paleogeographic considerations

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    San Andres Island is the largest emerged portion of the oceanic archipelago of San Andres and Providencia, southwestern Caribbean Sea; it originated as a coralline atoll during Miocene times. The central and highest part of the island consists of a calcareous crest, the San Andres Formation, formed by Neogene lagoonal and reefal deposits. This crest is surrounded by a calcareous platform of Pleistocene age (San Luis Formation) which emerges only along the island coast, whereas its most part is submerged and covered by a Recent reef complex. Fossil material of molluscs from these two formations was collected in various sites throughout the island and taxonomically identified. In the four sites sampled in the San Andres Formation, material belonging to 19 gastropod and 37 bivalve species was obtained, most of them relatively well represented in other geologic formations of the Caribbean region that are stratigraphically situated between the upper Miocene and the middle Pliocene. Some elements occurring in this formation, such as Ostrea haitiensis, Meretrix dariena and Siphocypraea henekeni, were widely distributed in the Caribbean Miocene Province. In the San Luis Formation, material belonging to 18 gastropod and 11 bivalve species was obtained, most of them also represented in the Recent molluscan fauna of the region. The estimated age of this formation is Sangamonian, hence corresponding to similar formations occurring in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Hispaniola, the Netherld Cayman, Jamaica, Hispaniola, the Netherlands Antilles and other Caribbean islands, with which it also shows a great similarity in the composition of the molluscan fauna.

  7. Gravity Field Variations Associated with the Buried Geological Structures: San Marcos Fault (NE Mexico Case Study

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    Vsevolod Yutsis

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Gravity data are sensitive to local vertical offsets across high-angle faults, where rocks with different densities are juxtaposed. Yet high densities in some Mesozoic sedimentary rocks just above the basement may smear out the subtle gravity signatures of basement faults. At this study the gravity data processing tends to avoid ill-described “black-box” techniques. The study area is situated in the Palomas site, Cuatrociénegas region, Coahuila, NE Mexico. The San Marcos Fault is at least 300 km long and has WNW-ESE trend from the central part of Nuevo León State through Coahuila, and finally to the eastern part of Chihuahua State. Gravimetric data shows that the lowest values of free air and Bouguer anomalies are in the southern part of the area, and the highest values are in the western and central part of the area. Between these parts exists a zone of high horizontal gravity gradient. Configuration of linear elements of gravity field (gradient zones delimited the San Marcos Fault in the San Marcos valley below thickness of recent sedimentary cover. Two density models were carried out, which showed that the Cretaceous rocks are in discordant contact with the Paleo- zoic rocks that can be related to the San Marcos Fault. The density was determinate using to Nettleton’s method, which results highlight the presence of the San Marcos Fault. Density models showed that the Quaternary sediments are in direct contact with the San Marcos Fault.

  8. Vabariigi aastapäev San Franciscos / Heino Valvur ; foto: Heino Valvur

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    Valvur, Heino

    2006-01-01

    veebruarikuu möödus San Franciscos Eesti Vabariigi 88. aastapäeva pühitsedes: traditsiooniliselt tähistas aastapäeva San Francisco Seenioride Klubi koosviibimisega, E.E.L.K. San Francisco koguduses peeti jumalateenistus ja koosviibimine, kus noored esitasid rahvalaule, San Francisco Eesti Selts tähistas aastapäeva 25. veebruaril aktuse ja koosviibimisega

  9. 33 CFR 334.1065 - U.S. Coast Guard Station, San Francisco Bay, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco Bay, California...

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    ... false U.S. Coast Guard Station, San Francisco Bay, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco Bay, California; restricted area. 334...1065 U.S. Coast Guard Station, San Francisco Bay, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco...

  10. 33 CFR 165.1187 - Security Zones; Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay...

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    ...Security Zones; Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California. 165.1187 Section 165...Security Zones; Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco...

  11. San Francisco Department of the Environment

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    San Francisco, California's official government Web site contains the SF Environment page. Their mission is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment and to promote San Francisco's long-term environmental well-being. Not only a great source of facts for San Franciscans, the site also offers some interesting resources for others seeking environmental information on recycling, green building, energy issues, toxics reduction, transportation and clean air, and more. The green building page, for example, contains well designed and informative fact sheets on the elements of building green, worker productivity, PVC alternatives, green building tools, and green building links.

  12. HISTORICAL ECOTOXICOLOGICALASSESSMENT OF SAN JUAN ECOSYSTEM, SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Currently, the environmental decision-making related to watershed preservation is oriented under the precepts of an historical environmental assessment. The objective of this research was to conduct a historical ecotoxicological assessment of the San Juan de Santiago de Cuba ecosystem. This was considered a systematic environmental monitoring which ran from 2010 to 2013, made q?uarterly. Physicochemical parameters such as electrical conductivity, total alkalinity, total hardness, pH, total solids, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand were determined. All parameters of environmental risk prediction were performed using the GECOTOX program. The concentrations of Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd on three target organs (brain, gills and liver in the biomonitor adult Gambusia punctata (Poecilidae were analyzed. In this species, the effect of total protein and enzymatic activity of acetylcholinesterase as biomarkers were evaluated. In general, the parameters were outside the values set used by the Cuban quality standards. The GECOTOX program said that the waters of the San Juan ecosystem presented a high rate of risk. The highest concentrations of metals were determined in the gills, liver and brain, respectively. Biomarker values w? ere high, being higher for females. Finally, it was concluded that from one year to another all responses were ascending; thus, the San Juan ecosystem presented ecotoxicological effects in time.

  13. SANS Study of Static Structure of The Double Network Polymers

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    Tominaga, Taiki; Takata, Shin-ichi; Suzuki, Jun-ichi; Aizawa, Kazuya; Seto, Hideki; Arai, Masatoshi

    The freeze-dried double-network hydrogels (DN-polymers) have cross-linked aqueous polymer networks giving unique mechanical properties [1]. The Young's modulus of the DN-polymers is nearly unchanged around 102 MPa in the relative humidity (RH) between 0 and 80%. The DN-polymers also show maximum values in both Young's modulus and fracture stress around 30% RH, which corresponds to the water content of about 7 wt.%, in contrast with the plastics for which tinny amount of water causes significant decrease of mechanical properties. Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements were carried out to investigate the humidity dependence of the nanoscaled structure of the DN-polymers. Several SANS profiles obtained for un-deformed DN-polymers made of poly- (2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid) sodium salt (PNaAMPS) and polyacrylamide (PAAm) are compared with each other. The SANS results show that water is adsorbed on the structure larger than a mesh-size of the polymer network at low RH but is adsorbed gradually also on the structure in a scale of the segment of the polymer with increasing RH.

  14. 77 FR 34984 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

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    ...Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The San Diego Museum of Man, in consultation with the appropriate...cultural item may contact the San Diego Museum of Man. DATES: Representatives of...

  15. San Francisco Aerial Photographs 1938

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    Have you ever wanted to fly over San Francisco in the year 1938? Well, now you can in a manner of speaking. Recently, the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection website digitized 164 large format, black and white, vertical aerial photographs taken by Harrison Ryker, a pioneer in aerial photography. The photos are quite remarkable, and visitors can zoom in to see such details as the paint striping on a basketball court. Visitors can peer out over the Ferry Terminal Building, the long-gone Mission Bay Roundhouse, and Hunters Point. The site also contains a detailed biographical sketch of Harrison Ryker, complete with a few of the advertisements for his own products, like the M-11 Stereoscope. Finally, visitors can also save specific images for future references.

  16. SANS study of asphaltene aggregation

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    The colloidal properties of asphaltenes affects their solubility, reactivity and transport properties. We have been investigating the molecular basis for the aggregation of asphaltenes in toluene through the use of Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS), in which the hydrogen nucleus provides the strongest scatterer, and the contrast may be varied by deuterium replacement. The measured intensity curves can be fitted with a elongated particle. Both radius of gyration and molecular weight are significantly decreased upon increasing temperature, indicating a disaggregation rather than a conformational change mechanism. Thus, the ''true'' molecular weight of asphaltenes is much less than that measured at room temperature, and appears to be ?6000. The internal structure is probably complex enough so that a simple description in terms of colloidal or micellar structures is not granted

  17. San Jose Children's Discovery Museum

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    This website from the Children's Discovery Museum (CDM) in San Jose, California, offers a variety of interactive tools and games for children ages 4 to 10 years. The mathematics game featured is a card game called Arithmetic Rummy and requires a printer, while other features are more graphic-oriented. For example, an interactive video takes children through a short journey about energy, while another highlights water ways. The Teacher section provides additional tools and resources, which can be searched by grade level and then topic area. These lesson ideas can be used both on and off the Internet. Parents and teachers can also learn about other programs at the museum from this website. Registration is not required, but parents and educators are encouraged to register so CDM can "offer more personal experiences on the site for each child registrant" and "communicate appropriate educational content directly."

  18. 33 CFR 110.224 - San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, Sacramento River, San Joaquin...

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    ...reasons in the San Joaquin River Deep Water Channel, the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, or...Government-owned vessel, mooring buoy, or pontoon boom, their...Captain of the Port. (11) Deep-draft vessels shall take...

  19. Geografia linguistica e etimologia : "sens" e "sans" en occitan

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    Une forme fréquente de la préposition qui signifie "sans" en occitan moderne est sans [san(z)], [s?n ( z ) ] aux côtés d'autres formes que telles que sens, sens , sens, shetz ... Les formes avec [a] ( ou [?] devant une nasale) ne représentent pas le résultat attendu en occitan du latin SINE latine (plus -s " adverbial") . " Sans " a donc été considéré comme emprunté au français (où SINE + S donne régulièrement sans). Il existe toutefois un certain nombre de difficultés avec ...

  20. Long-term changes of the time-latitude and seismicity in San Juan, Argentina.

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    Jing, Tian; Zeng, Zhifang

    1997-01-01

    The relation between the residuals of astronomical time and latitude and seismicity in the vicinity of San Juan of Argentina is researched. The results show that there are close relations between major earthquakes (M ? 5.0) and the time-latitude residuals of Danjon astrolabe installed in San Juan Observatory. The earthquakes often occur at the peak segment of the latitude residual curve. This phenomenon may be explained by the displacement of the crust around the observatory before the occurrence of a major earthquake.

  1. La canonica di San Lorenzo a Genova. Dinamiche istituzionali e rapporti sociali (secoli X-XII The chapter of S. Lorenzo in Genoa. Institutional dynamics and social relations (10th-12th Centuries

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    Luca Filangieri

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    Studiare la comunità canonicale genovese, dalle prime testimonianze relative alla presenza di un nucleo di convivenza sacerdotale presso la chiesa vescovile (metà del secolo X alla definitiva affermazione – in un contesto ormai comunale e arcidiocesano – dell’istituzione identificata come Capitulum: sono questi gli obiettivi perseguiti dal saggio, che propone un percorso attraverso la definizione dei rapporti con il vescovo, della gerarchia interna alla comunità, del patrimonio fondiario e immobiliare, della propria identità rispetto al comune e ai cives, per tentare di illustrare le dinamiche che caratterizzano i primi tre secoli di vita istituzionale della canonica della chiesa vescovile di Genova.

    The subject matter of this paper is the Genoese canonical community from the first evidence related to the presence of a nucleus of religious communal life within the cathedral church (mid-10th century up to the definitive assertion ? in what becomes a communal and archidiocesan context ? of the institution thereon referred to as Capitulum. The discussion will be articulated within a framework which defines the community’s relationship with the bishop, the hierarchy within the community itself, its landed and immovable assets, and its peculiar identity in relation to the commune and the cives, in an effort to illustrate the dynamics that typify the cathedral chapter’s first three centuries of institutional life.

  2. Inteligencia emocional y vínculo laboral en trabajadores del Centro San Camilo Emotional intelligence and engagement in San Camilo Centre workers

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    Cristina Liébana Presa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Las organizaciones están comprometidas desde hace tiempo con la promoción de la salud y del bienestar de los trabajadores. Con este referente se realizó el presente estudio; el objetivo fue describir y analizar las asociaciones que existen entre las variables inteligencia emocional y engagement. La población fueron 150 trabajadores del Centro San Camilo. Los instrumentos de evaluación utilizados son la escala de Inteligencia Emocional (EIE-33, la escala de Inteligencia Emocional (EIE-25, el Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS-24 y cuestionario de Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES. Es un estudio descriptivo correlacional. En los trabajadores del Centro San Camilo existe asociación entre la inteligencia emocional y el engagement. Así la inteligencia emocional, entendida como la capacidad para adquirir habilidades o competencias para la adaptación de las demandas profesionales, potencia un estado mental positivo relacionado con el trabajo y ello repercute en la calidad asistencial y en la salud de la población atendida.For some time organizations are committed with health promotion and workers welfare. Under this concern this study has been conducted; the aim was to describe and analyse the existing associations between emotional intelligence and engagement variables. The population were 150 workers from San Camilo Centre. The assessment instruments used were the scale of Emotional Intelligence (EIE-33, the scale of Emotional Intelligence (EIE-25, the Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS-25 and the questionnaire of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES. It is a descriptive correlational study. In San Camilo Centre workers there is association between emotional intelligence and engagement. Emotional intelligence, understood as the capacity to acquire skills or competencies for the adaptation to professional demands thus enhances a positive mental state work-related and this affects the quality of care and the assisted population health.

  3. Inteligencia emocional y vínculo laboral en trabajadores del Centro San Camilo / Emotional intelligence and engagement in San Camilo Centre workers

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    Cristina, Liébana Presa; M.ª Elena, Fernández Martínez; José Carlos, Bermejo Higuera; M.ª Rosa, Carabias Maza; M.ª Aurora, Rodríguez Borrego; Marta, Villacieros Durbán.

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    Full Text Available Las organizaciones están comprometidas desde hace tiempo con la promoción de la salud y del bienestar de los trabajadores. Con este referente se realizó el presente estudio; el objetivo fue describir y analizar las asociaciones que existen entre las variables inteligencia emocional y engagement. La [...] población fueron 150 trabajadores del Centro San Camilo. Los instrumentos de evaluación utilizados son la escala de Inteligencia Emocional (EIE-33), la escala de Inteligencia Emocional (EIE-25), el Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS-24) y cuestionario de Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES). Es un estudio descriptivo correlacional. En los trabajadores del Centro San Camilo existe asociación entre la inteligencia emocional y el engagement. Así la inteligencia emocional, entendida como la capacidad para adquirir habilidades o competencias para la adaptación de las demandas profesionales, potencia un estado mental positivo relacionado con el trabajo y ello repercute en la calidad asistencial y en la salud de la población atendida. Abstract in english For some time organizations are committed with health promotion and workers welfare. Under this concern this study has been conducted; the aim was to describe and analyse the existing associations between emotional intelligence and engagement variables. The population were 150 workers from San Camil [...] o Centre. The assessment instruments used were the scale of Emotional Intelligence (EIE-33), the scale of Emotional Intelligence (EIE-25), the Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS-25) and the questionnaire of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES). It is a descriptive correlational study. In San Camilo Centre workers there is association between emotional intelligence and engagement. Emotional intelligence, understood as the capacity to acquire skills or competencies for the adaptation to professional demands thus enhances a positive mental state work-related and this affects the quality of care and the assisted population health.

  4. Backscatter A [8101]--Offshore San Gregorio, California

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3306 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map (see sheet 3, SIM 3306) of the Offshore of San Gregorio map area, California. Backscatter data...

  5. Contours--Offshore of San Gregorio, California

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3306 presents data for the bathymetric contours for several seafloor maps (see sheets 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, SIM 3306) of the Offshore of San Gregorio map...

  6. 27 CFR 9.56 - San Lucas.

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    ...BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS Approved American Viticultural Areas § 9.56 San Lucas...with an unnamed, light duty road south of the windmill, T21, R8E (Espinosa Canyon...

  7. San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Stereo Postcards

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    Robert Karis

    A series of stereo postcards of the earthquake's destruction, showing the destruction of San Francisco using 1906 3D technology. These postcards, captured in the months following the quake, can be viewed by crossing the eyes, or using a stereoscope.

  8. San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge contaminant study

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  9. San Onofre's work controls planning program

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    In this paper an overview of San Onofre's Health Physics Work Controls Planning Program is presented. The program provides the Health Physics Technician with guidance and support for covering jobs with significant radiological risks

  10. San Jacinto Tries Management by Objectives

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    San Jacinto, California, has adopted a measurable institutional objectives approach to management by objectives. Results reflect, not only improved cost effectiveness of community college education, but also more effective educational programs for students. (Author/WM)

  11. Calidad de Vida Relacionada con Salud Oral en Mayores de 14 Años en la Comunidad San Juan Bautista, Isla Robinson Crusoe, Chile / Quality of Life Related to Oral Health in Subjects 14 Years or Older, San Juan Bautista Community, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

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    Josefina, Aubert; Sergio, Sanchéz; René, Castro; María José, Monsalves; Paulina, Castillo; Patricia, Moya.

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    Full Text Available El aislamiento geográfico y condiciones medioambientales hacen a la población de Juan Fernández altamente vulnerable, siendo relevante conocer la calidad de vida relacionada con salud oral. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 137 habitantes mayores de 14 años. Se aplicó OHIP-14 para medir calidad d [...] e vida relacionada con salud oral previo consentimiento informado. El análisis estadístico fue realizado STATA 12.0. Un 51,8% es población femenina, con una edad media de 42,26 (DE 16,5). Un 91,97%, percibe que la salud oral afecta su calidad de vida, siendo levemente mayor en mujeres. Las molestias psicológicas son una manifestación en 80,29% de los encuestados. Un 75,91% percibe incomodidad por dolor en su boca, 62,77% manifiesta problemas de incapacidad psicológica. Existe mayor impacto en la calidad de vida relacionada con salud oral a medida que aumenta la edad. Por cada año de vida, el valor del OHIP-14 aumenta 0,07 (IC:95% 0,04­0,1). Los resultados obtenidos sugieren la necesidad de generar políticas públicas que consideren la salud oral desde una perspectiva integral, con énfasis en poblaciones altamente vulnerables considerando la mejora en la calidad de vida como un resultado a esperar. Abstract in english Geographic isolation and environmental conditions make the population of Robinson Crusoe Island, in the Juan Fernández archipielago highly vulnerable. It is therefore relevant to know the quality of life related to oral health (QOLRTO). In this report a cross sectional study in 137 inhabitants over [...] 14 years of age was carried out. OHIP-14 was applied to measure QOLRTO, after informed consent was obtained. Statistical analysis was made in STATA 12.0. The population is 51.8% female, mean age 42.26 (SD 16.5) being similar in both sexes. Of the subjects studied, 91.97% perceived that oral health affects their quality of life, being slightly higher in women. Psychological distress was a manifestation in 80.29% of subjects, while 75.91% perceived discomfort and mouth pain, and 62.77% reported psychological disability issues. There is a greater impact of oral health issues with increasing age. For each year of life, the value of the OHIP-14 increased 0.07 (CI 95%, 0.04 to 0.1). The results suggest that public health policies that include a comprehensive oral health perspective, with emphasis on highly vulnerable populations should be considered.

  12. Cacao use and the San Lorenzo Olmec

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    Powis, Terry G.; Cyphers, Ann; Gaikwad, Nilesh W.; Grivetti, Louis; Cheong, Kong

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    Mesoamerican peoples had a long history of cacao use—spanning more than 34 centuries—as confirmed by previous identification of cacao residues on archaeological pottery from Paso de la Amada on the Pacific Coast and the Olmec site of El Manatí on the Gulf Coast. Until now, comparable evidence from San Lorenzo, the premier Olmec capital, was lacking. The present study of theobromine residues confirms the continuous presence and use of cacao products at San Lorenzo between 1800 and 1000 BC...

  13. Arquitectura formativa en San Pedro de Atacama

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    Leonor Adán A

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se caracterizan arquitectónicamente los sitios Tulor-1, Calar y Ghatchi-2C aplicando una metodología sistemática ya probada en otros asentamientos habitacionales del área. En forma complementaria se presentan los antecedentes disponibles sobre arquitectura del Período Formativo en la región de San Pedro de Atacama como en espacios contiguos, para discutir la evolución del patrón aldeano y sus implicancias en el sistema de asentamiento. Se sugiere que factores rituales fueron importantes en los inicios del desarrollo arquitectónico en un contexto de sociedades eminentemente pastoriles, para luego evaluar el rol que estos asentamientos cumplieron una vez consolidados en este nuevo paisaje cultural.This paper characterizes the architecture of three sites (Tulor-1, Calar and Ghatchi-2C by contrasting our results with the records already available about the Formative Period's architecture in the region and nearby places. This enable us to discuss the evolution of villager settlement patterns and its impact in the overall settlement system. The importance ritual factors seemed to have in the development of architecture is linked to a social context eminently composed by shepherd societies and the relatively important role played by their settlements as they consolidated into enclaves of a new cultural landscape.

  14. 75 FR 15611 - Safety Zone; United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ...RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa, San Diego Bay...San Diego Bay in support of the United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa. This temporary...Spectaculars is sponsoring the United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa, which will...

  15. Particularidades del escurrimiento de la cuenca cubana San Juan / Runoff particularities of Cuban basin San Juan

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    Katia Luisa, Rosario Rodríguez; Viera, Petrova Nicolaevna; Alberto, Cuéllar Valenzuela; Dailene, Acosta Freyre; Armando, Hernández Valdés; Haydée, Llanusa Ruiz.

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    Full Text Available La cuenca San Juan, dividida en las subcuencas San Juan, San Agustín y Cañas, difiere totalmente de otras cuencas de la provincia. Los altos valores de los módulos del escurrimiento medio de los ríos y sus distribuciones dentro del año e hiperanual confirman esta particularidad, la cual fue comproba [...] da con las investigaciones complementarias realizadas durante el periodo seco del 2011. El análisis del comportamiento del escurrimiento de la subcuenca San Agustín-Cañas, incluyendo el funcionamiento del trasvase MatanzasMayabeque, conllevó a los decisores a desarrollar un programa de gestión integrada de los recursos hídricos de esta cuenca. Abstract in english The San Juan basin, divided into sub-basins San Juan, San Agustín and Cañas, is completely different from other basins in the province. The high modular values of average river runoff, its within-year distribution and its overyear distribution confirm this peculiarity, which was checked with additio [...] nal research conducted during the dry period of 2011. The behavior of the subbasin runoff of San Agustín-Cañas, including the operation of the water diversion canal MatanzasMayabeque, led the decision makers to develop an integrated water resources management program for this basin.

  16. 78 FR 39610 - Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ...the annual Port of San Diego Fourth of July Big Bay Boom Fireworks...of the San Diego Bay for the Fourth of July Big Bay Boom. This...Homeland Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction...local, state, and federal law enforcement [[Page...

  17. Interactions Between The San Jacinto and Southernmost San Andreas Fault Zones, Southern California, Usa

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    Bennett, R. A.; Friedrich, A. M.; Furlong, K. P.

    Observed patterns of strain accumulation and seismic strain release along the Pacific North America plate boundary in southern California remain enigmatic. The San Jacinto fault zone (SJFZ) lies adjacent and sub-parallel to the southernmost segment of the San Andreas fault zone (SAFZ), commonly referred to as the Indio segment. Together these fault zones conspire to accommodate ~70% of the relative motion between the Pacific and North America plates. Whereas the SJFZ has historically been the most seismically active fault zone in southern California, the Indio segment of the SAFZ has exhibited very little seismicity during the historic period, although it appears to have ruptured in a major earthquake circa 1680. Based on these data it might seem that, since the 1680 event, the Indio segment has played a less important role in accommodating Pacific-North America relative plate motions and that the earthquake potential along the SJFZ is correspondingly higher. Perhaps there has been a decrease in the loading rate along the Indio segment of the SAFZ related to the birth and continued maturation of the younger SJFZ. Or perhaps these fault zones take turns assuming dominant roles in accommodating relative plate motion across the region. Alternatively, the lack of seismicity on the SAFZ could portend strain build up to a future major earthquake. A variety of geophysical and geological observations partially constrain the partitioning of slip between these fault systems, but no one technique or data type alone is sufficient to address co-dependence of fault slip. We will review the current state of understanding of slip dependence between these two fault zones and the observations upon which this understanding is based. Beyond this presentation, we will take an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to investigate the evolution, present-day behavior, and dynamics of these active faults. Specifically, we will consider (1) present-day crustal deformation measurements from GPS data collected by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN), (2) geomorphology and paleoseismological investigations into the history of displacement along the faults, and (3) dynamic modeling.

  18. Seismic techniques in uranium exploration - San Juan Basin, New Mexico

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    The 5.5 mile-long segment of a seismic line illustrated in the report is part of a seismic survey near Crownpoint, New Mexico. It may be used as a reference line for future uranium-related seismic studies, as it crosses two uranium orebodies and is in an area that has been extensively drilled and studied. It also demonstrates the seismic character of the uranium-bearing Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation in the southern San Juan Basin. Seismic techniques may be used to locate the drilling targets and thus provide a more efficient means for uranium exploration. Geology, seismic interpretation and acquisition are discussed. 14 references, 7 figures

  19. municipios Maracaibo y San Francisco

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    Rosa E. Ortiz

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    Full Text Available El estudio de las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales estuvo dirigido a caracterizar la diversidad de grupos y asociaciones que bajo el termino genérico de ONG?s existen en los municipios Maracaibo y San Francisco, los más poblados y relevantes en la vida política, económica, social y cultural del estado Zulia-Venezuela. Se planteó una investigación exploratoria y descriptiva. El resultado permitió reconocer a Existe un crecimiento sostenido de las ONG en estos municipios: b los sectores con mayor concentración son el de salud; educación; deporte y recreación; arte y cultura. c Las instituciones que promueven más organizaciones son la iglesia y el Estado, lo que supone es este último caso una reducción de las funciones que le corresponden, además de la minimización de costos y conflictos laborales. d Ambivalencia en la orientación de su funcionamiento: Algunas ONG?s implementan prácticas próximas a la mercantilización de los servicios con lo cual legitiman estrategias del modelo económico neoliberal mientras otras contribuyen a fortalecer la democratización de los servicios públicos. Se concluye que el crecimiento y características de las ONGs en estos municipios estuvo vinculado en los noventa y comienzos de la década de 2000 por la aplicación de las políticas públicas neoliberales.

  20. Compact High Resolution SANS using very cold neutrons (VCN-SANS)

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    SANS (Small Angle Neutron Scattering) is a popular method for elucidation of nano-scale structures. However science continually challenges SANS for higher performance, prompting exploration of ever-more exotic and expensive technologies. We propose a compact high resolution SANS, using very cold neutrons, magnetic focusing lens and a wide-angle spherical detector. This system will compete with modern 40 m pinhole SANS in one tenth of the length, matching minimum Q, Q-resolution and dynamic range. It will also probe dynamics using the MIEZE method. Our prototype lens (a rotating permanent-magnet sextupole), focuses a pulsed neutron beam over 3-5 nm wavelength and has measured SANS from micelles and polymer blends. (authors)

  1. 75 FR 42014 - Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; San Clemente, CA

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    ...Amendment of Class E Airspace; San Clemente, CA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...modify Class E airspace at San Clemente, CA. Decommissioning of the San Clemente Island...Fredrick Sherman Field), San Clemente CA. The airspace would be reconfigured...

  2. Environmental geologic analysis of Rio de las Taguas basin Departmento Iglesia San Juan Argentina

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    A mineral environmental research project results where it has been located in Rio de las Taguas basin, Departamento Iglesia, Provincia de San Juan, Argentina. It has been placed in frontal Andean mountain in San Juan. In this geographic framework has been developed Au and Ag mineral project in order the world scale. The aim of this article is has been related the mineral and geological units bet wen the basin chemistry as well as to carry out future measurements mines impacts in this area. (author)

  3. Formation of fullerene clusters in the system C60/NMP/water by SANS

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    Solutions of fullerenes in nitrogen-containing solvents constitute a specific class characterized by the formation of fullerene clusters. In the given work, we report the effect of cluster rearrangement in the system C60/N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) after addition of water (miscible with NMP) as observed by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). The effect has a critical character and takes place if the water relative content is higher than 40%. Despite a small scattering signal, estimates of the mean scattering length density of the clusters by SANS contrast variation can be done

  4. Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Use in Homeless Youth: A Preliminary Comparison of San Francisco and Chicago

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    Full Text Available Youth homelessness is a growing problem in the United States. The experience of homelessness appears to have numerous adverse consequences, including psychiatric and substance use disorders. This study compared the frequencies of psychiatric disorders, including substance use, between homeless youth (18–24 years-old in San Francisco (N = 31 and Chicago (N = 56. Subjects were administered the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I. to assess DSM-IV-TR diagnoses and substance use disorders. Eighty-seven percent of the San Francisco youth, and 81% of the Chicago youth met criteria for at least one M.I.N.I. psychiatric diagnosis. Nearly two-thirds of the youth in both samples met criteria for a mood disorder. Approximately one-third met criteria for an anxiety disorder. Thirty-two percent of the San Francisco sample and 18% of the Chicago met criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder. Approximately 84% of the San Francisco youth and 48% of the Chicago youth met criteria for a substance-related disorder, and more substances were used by San Francisco youth. In conclusion, the high rate of psychiatric disorders in homeless youth provides clear evidence that the mental health needs of this population are significant. Implications are discussed.

  5. Uranium occurrences in the pegmatite 'Las Cuevas', province of San Luis, Argentine Republic

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    Mineral associations found in an uranium deposit of Sierras Pampeanas, San Luis, are considered in these papers. Damourite stands out among the uranium minerals related to uraninite and coffinite. Pyrite, marcasite and other sulphides are found together with apatite and gummite. Autunite is the uranium secondary mineral more abundant. A mineralization with epigenetic contribution by circulating solutions is suggested to the studied area. (Author)

  6. Evaluation of the San Joaquin Delta College Basic Skills Program, Spring 1985.

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    Cox, Mary Ann; And Others

    In spring 1985, a study was conducted to evaluate the basic skills program of San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC). The study focused on student demographics, skill growth, the effects of basic skills classes on performance in other classes, retention rates, self-confidence, assessment scores related to course selection/performance, and re-entry…

  7. Geologic and hydrologic features of the San Bernardino area, California - with special reference to underflow across the San Jacinto fault

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    Dutcher, L.C.; Garrett, Arthur A.

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    This is the second in a series of interpretive reports on subsurface outflow from the ground-water basins of San Bernardino County, Calif., prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the San Bernardino County Flood Control District. One principal purpose of the study was to estimate the ground-water outflow from the Bunker Hill basin to the Rialto-Colton basin across the San Jacinto fault, which, except locally, forms a nearly impermeable boundary between the two basins. In addition, the report deals qualitatively with the geology, the fault barriers that divide the area into several ground-water basins, the physical nature and degree of imperviousness of the barriers, the occurrence and movement of ground water and fluctuations of water level in the basins, and the chemical quality of surface and ground waters in the San Bernardino area. The report includes a geologic map and sections, water-level-contour maps and profiles, and hydrographs of selected well. The Santa Ana River, the principal stream, flows generally westward across the area. Channels of the river and its tributaries overlie a large irregular structural depression filled with alluvial deposits ranging in age from late Tertiary to Recent and forming a valley bounded on the north by the San Gabriel Mountains, on the east by the San Bernardino Mountains, and on the south by an irregular group of hills. Large alluvial fans underlie most of the area, but its landforms also include alluvial benches and terraces near the mountains, stream channels, and elongate hills, ridges, and scarps along the trace of the San Jacinto fault, which strikes northwestward across the valley about in the center of the area. This fault and others divide the area into ground-water basins, which include the Bunker Hill, Rialto-Colton, upper and lower Lytle and Chino basins. The water-bearing deposits include the following units: the younger alluvium. of Recent age, which occupies principally the backfilled channels beneath the Santa Ana River and its tributaries and through which ground water moves from Bunker Hill basin to Rialto-Colton basin; the older alluvium, of Pleistocene age, which is the principal water-bearing unit of the area and yields water to more than a thousand wells; and continental deposits of Tertiary to Quaternary age, which crop out along the southern margin of the area and locally along the San Gabriel Mountains on the north. The younger alluvium attains a maximum thickness of about 125 feet beneath the Santa Ana River south of San Bernardino. Locally in the Bunker Hill basin it is composed of two members, an upper member of relatively impermeable clay and a lower member of highly permeable material in which water is confined by the upper member. The older alluvium locally has a known thickness greater than 700 feet; elsewhere in the San Bernardino Valley it may exceed 1,400 feet. Locally, where ground water is confined in Bunker Hill basin, the older alluvium is divided into three permeable water-bearing zones separated from each other and from the younger alluvium above by less permeable zones. In parts of Chino and Rialto-Colton basins the alluvium consists of a coarse-grained facies along a former course of a major stream that is interfingered with and overlain by relatively fine-grained deposits. The permeability of the younger alluvium in the area beneath the Santa Ana River downstream from the San Jacinto fault was determined from tests to be about 2,700 gallons per day per square foot. The permeability of the coarse water-yielding materials of the older alluvium several miles downstream was estimated from tests to be about the same magnitude. Rocks that yield practically no water include continental rocks of Tertiary age, which are not exposed in the area but are tapped by wells in Rialto-Colton basin, and crystalline and metamorphic rocks of pre-Tertiary age that form the bedrock of the area. Faults across the valley area fo

  8. Fundamento y aproximación Metodológica del Estudio de peces del Río San Pedro Basis and Methodological Approach for the Study of the San Pedro River Fish Fauna

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    Evelyn Habit

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El río San Pedro corresponde al sistema fluvial que desagua la cadena de ocho lagos andinos de la cuenca del río Valdivia (Región de los Ríos. Este sistema recorre 40 km entre el desagüe del lago Riñihue y su confluencia con el río Collileufu, donde cambia de nombre a río Calle Calle. En él se proyectó construir la "Central Hidroeléctrica San Pedro", cuyo muro se ubica 14 km aguas abajo del desagüe del lago Riñihue y la cual transforma 12,5 km de río en embalse. Ello generó la necesidad de elaborar un Estudio de Impacto Ambiental, el cual fue desarrollado por el Centro de Ciencias Ambientales Eula Chile (Universidad de Concepción. En relación a la ecología del río, dicho estudio puso especial énfasis en generar el conocimiento de detalle sobre su ictiofauna, con el fin de efectuar una evaluación de impactos especie específica. En este artículo presentamos los fundamentos y aproximaciones metodológicas para llevar a cabo el estudio intensivo, cuyos resultados dan origen a esta publicación monográfica y a la descripción de la distribución, abundancia, uso de hábitat, patrones de desplazamiento, relaciones de longitud-peso, primeros estadíos de vida y estructura genética de la ictiofauna del río San Pedro.The San Pedro River is the fluvial system being drained by the chain of eight Andean lakes in the Valdivia River Basin (de los Ríos Region. This system covers 40 km from the outlet of Riñihue Lake to its confluence with the Collileufu River, where it is renamed as Calle Calle River. In the San Pedro River, the "Central Hidroeléctrica San Pedro" (San Pedro Hydroelectric Plant is planned, whose dam is located 14 km downstream from the outlet of the Riñihue Lake, which will transform 12.5 km of river in a reservoir. This generated the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment, which was developed by the Center for Environmental Sciences EULA-Chile (Universidad de Concepción. In relation to the river ecology, the study placed special emphasis on generating detailed knowledge about their ichthyofauna, in order to make a species-specific impact assessment. In this issue, we present the foundations and methodological approaches to undertake the intensive study, whose results give rise to this monograph and to the description of the distribution, abundance, habitat use, movement patterns, length-weight relationships, early life stages and genetic structure of the fish fauna of San Pedro River.

  9. Fundamento y aproximación Metodológica del Estudio de peces del Río San Pedro / Basis and Methodological Approach for the Study of the San Pedro River Fish Fauna

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    Evelyn, Habit; Oscar, Parra.

    Full Text Available El río San Pedro corresponde al sistema fluvial que desagua la cadena de ocho lagos andinos de la cuenca del río Valdivia (Región de los Ríos). Este sistema recorre 40 km entre el desagüe del lago Riñihue y su confluencia con el río Collileufu, donde cambia de nombre a río Calle Calle. En él se proy [...] ectó construir la "Central Hidroeléctrica San Pedro", cuyo muro se ubica 14 km aguas abajo del desagüe del lago Riñihue y la cual transforma 12,5 km de río en embalse. Ello generó la necesidad de elaborar un Estudio de Impacto Ambiental, el cual fue desarrollado por el Centro de Ciencias Ambientales Eula Chile (Universidad de Concepción). En relación a la ecología del río, dicho estudio puso especial énfasis en generar el conocimiento de detalle sobre su ictiofauna, con el fin de efectuar una evaluación de impactos especie específica. En este artículo presentamos los fundamentos y aproximaciones metodológicas para llevar a cabo el estudio intensivo, cuyos resultados dan origen a esta publicación monográfica y a la descripción de la distribución, abundancia, uso de hábitat, patrones de desplazamiento, relaciones de longitud-peso, primeros estadíos de vida y estructura genética de la ictiofauna del río San Pedro. Abstract in english The San Pedro River is the fluvial system being drained by the chain of eight Andean lakes in the Valdivia River Basin (de los Ríos Region). This system covers 40 km from the outlet of Riñihue Lake to its confluence with the Collileufu River, where it is renamed as Calle Calle River. In the San Pedr [...] o River, the "Central Hidroeléctrica San Pedro" (San Pedro Hydroelectric Plant) is planned, whose dam is located 14 km downstream from the outlet of the Riñihue Lake, which will transform 12.5 km of river in a reservoir. This generated the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment, which was developed by the Center for Environmental Sciences EULA-Chile (Universidad de Concepción). In relation to the river ecology, the study placed special emphasis on generating detailed knowledge about their ichthyofauna, in order to make a species-specific impact assessment. In this issue, we present the foundations and methodological approaches to undertake the intensive study, whose results give rise to this monograph and to the description of the distribution, abundance, habitat use, movement patterns, length-weight relationships, early life stages and genetic structure of the fish fauna of San Pedro River.

  10. Species Observations (poly) - San Diego County [ds648

    California Department of Resources — Created in 2009, the SanBIOS database serves as a single repository of species observations collected by various departments within the County of San Diego's Land...

  11. Coastal Cactus Wren, San Diego Co. - 2011 [ds708

    California Department of Resources — The San Diego Multiple Species Conservation program (MSCP) was developed for the conservation of plants and animals in the southeast portion of San Diego County....

  12. New IP SAN Era in Cluster Mirroring

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    Mr. Rajendra Purohit

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Storage replication is one of the back bones for network environments. While many forms of Network Attached Storage (NAS, Storage Area Networks (SAN and other forms of network storage exist, there is a need for a reliable storage replication technique between distant sites (> 1 Km. Such technology allows setting new standards and removes demerits of network failover and failback systems for virtual servers; specifically, the growing storage need for effective disaster recovery (DR planning. The purpose of this manuscript is to identify growing technologies such as IP-SAN that allow with remote storage cluster replication for virtual servers. This study (Cluster Replication provides an analysis of improving the uptime and availability of SAN. For higher levels of availability, mirrored images maintained in Active/Active Cluster mirroring can provide a system with No Single Points of Failure, which is designed to improve the overall uptime of the storage system for organizations with 7x24x365 requirements.

  13. 77 FR 48532 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

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    2012-08-14

    ...September 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State University...well-known ethnographer and linguist John P. Harrington, donated objects from her...cultural patrimony should contact Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State...

  14. 27 CFR 9.157 - San Francisco Bay.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false San Francisco Bay. 9.157 Section 9.157 ...Viticultural Areas § 9.157 San Francisco Bay. (a) Name. The name of the...area described in this section is “San Francisco Bay.” (b) Approved Maps ....

  15. Sediment geochemistry of Corte Madera Marsh, San Francisco Bay, California: have local inputs changed, 1830-2010?

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    Takesue, Renee K.; Jaffe, Bruce E.

    2013-01-01

    Large perturbations since the mid-1800s to the supply and source of sediment entering San Francisco Bay have disturbed natural processes for more than 150 years. Only recently have sediment inputs through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (the Delta) decreased to what might be considered pre-disturbance levels. Declining sediment inputs to San Francisco Bay raise concern about continued tidal marsh accretion, particularly if sea level rise accelerates in the future. The aim of this study is to explore whether the relative amount of local-watershed sediment accumulating in a tidal marsh has changed as sediment supply from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers has decreased. To address this question, sediment geochemical indicators, or signatures, in the fine fraction (silt and clay) of Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, San Francisco Bay, and Corte Madera Creek sediment were identified and applied in sediment recovered from Corte Madera Marsh, one of the few remaining natural marshes in San Francisco Bay. Total major, minor, trace, and rare earth element (REE) contents of fine sediment were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass and atomic emission spectroscopy. Fine sediment from potential source areas had the following geochemical signatures: Sacramento River sediment downstream of the confluence of the American River was characterized by enrichments in chromium, zirconium, and heavy REE; San Joaquin River sediment at Vernalis and Lathrop was characterized by enrichments in thorium and total REE content; Corte Madera Creek sediment had elevated nickel contents; and the composition of San Francisco Bay mud proximal to Corte Madera Marsh was intermediate between these sources. Most sediment geochemical signatures were relatively invariant for more than 150 years, suggesting that the composition of fine sediment in Corte Madera Marsh is not very sensitive to changes in the magnitude, timing, or source of sediment entering San Francisco Bay through the Delta. Nor does there appear to be a ubiquitous increase in the proportion of fine sediment from Corte Madera watershed accumulating in the marsh during the last 20 years when sediment inflows through the Delta have decreased to pre-disturbance levels. We conclude that a large, well-mixed reservoir, such as the transportable fine sediment pool in San Francisco Bay, is the primary source of sediment to Corte Madera Marsh, and this source buffers the marsh against changes in sediment supply from the Delta and local watersheds. This study also found that Corte Madera Marsh sediment between about 10-30 centimeters depth is highly contaminated with lead, likely a legacy of lead smelter operations near Carquinez Strait and leaded gasoline use.

  16. San Francisco State University Mulitmedia Studies Program

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    The San Francisco State University Mulitmedia Studies Program: "Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco's multimedia gulch, the program enjoys a tremendous resource: the creative input of the Bay Area's renowned multimedia artists, designers, producers and entrepreneurs." The Web site offers access to a variety of Web projects, including online courses, a history of multimedia timeline, and a digizine called InCommunicado. Also, the Program's lecture series will soon be available at the site in RealAudio format. http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/msp/MSP2.html

  17. Site testing at San Pedro Mártir

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    J. Echeverr\\u00EDa

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este art culo revisamos el trabajo realizado para medir la turbulencia atmosf erica al nivel del suelo en el Observatorio Astron omico Nacional en San Pedro M artir. Arguimos, basados en resultados m as modernos obtenidos a lo largo de m as de una d ecada, que la mediana de la calidad de imagen es de 0.55 segundos de arco a una altura de 15m. Este an alisis comprueba que San Pedro M artir es uno de los mejores sitios del mundo en cuanto a calidad de imagen y probablemente el mejor.

  18. Site testing at San Pedro Mártir

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    J. Echeverr\\u00EDa

    2003-01-01

    En este art culo revisamos el trabajo realizado para medir la turbulencia atmosf erica al nivel del suelo en el Observatorio Astron omico Nacional en San Pedro M artir. Arguimos, basados en resultados m as modernos obtenidos a lo largo de m as de una d ecada, que la mediana de la calidad de imagen es de 0.55 segundos de arco a una altura de 15m. Este an alisis comprueba que San Pedro M artir es uno de los mejores sitios del mundo en cuanto a calidad de imagen y probablemente el ...

  19. Particulate Matter Concentrations in the San Francisco Bay Area, California

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    Souksavath, V.; Williams, J.; Powell, M.; Campell, M.; Almarez, A.; Almarez, M.

    2008-12-01

    Particulate pollution is a serious problem that is estimated to cause between 20,000 and 50,000 deaths per year in the US alone. Particulate matter 2.5 micrometers diameter or less is small enough to pass from the lungs to the blood stream, and in the long run, may contribute to causing cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Although particles as large as 10 micrometers tend to get trapped by the nose and throat, and thus never enter the lungs, they can still cause trouble for those who have breathing-related problems. Our research was aimed at determining the levels of large and small particles in places with high densities of people, as well as locations with a high volume of vehicle traffic. Using the Fluke 893 Particle Counter, we measured particulate matter in a transect that spanned the San Francisco Bay Area. We collected data at diverse sites including: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations in Oakland and San Francisco; all levels of a large parking garage in Emeryville; a number of local construction sites; and several heavily populated shopping areas in San Francisco. Though preliminary in nature, analysis of our data indicates that high concentrations of particles under 2.5 micrometers are found at the Coliseum BART station in Oakland, as well as in association with areas of high vehicle traffic flow. High concentrations of large particles are found near construction sites. Guided by these preliminary results, we plan to continue collecting data throughout the Fall to determine the causes of patterns that we have observed, as well as assess any changes that occur over time.

  20. 77 FR 59969 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology, San...

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    2012-10-01

    ...Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco, CA; Correction AGENCY...Program (formerly in the Department of Anthropology). The human remains and associated...Francisco State University Department of Anthropology records. In the Federal...

  1. Development of San Leandro synform and neotectonics of the San Francisco Bay block, California

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    Marlow, M. S.; Jachens, R.C.; Hart, P.E.; Carlson, P.R.; Anima, R.J.; Childs, J. R.

    1999-01-01

    High-resolution, 24-channel seismic-reflection data show a stratified synform beneath south San Francisco Bay. These seismic-reflection data reveal an eastward-dipping bedrock surface that is about 40 m deep (subbottom) beneath the western south bay, and that reaches a maximum observed depth of 500-800 m (subbottom) below the eastern half of the south bay. An angular unconformity cuts both the synform and underlying bedrock. The age of the unconformity is unknown but may be Pleistocene, when these strata forming the synform were presumably exposed subaerially during lowered sea levels. The synformal strata, the unconformity, and some generally flat-lying and overlying strata are folded near the eastern shore of the bay. This folding may result from movement on the Hayward fault (fault interactions and localized strain partitioning) or from compressional deformation in the East Bay Hills related to NE-SW ('fault-normal') convergence between the Pacific and North American plates. In general, reflections from sediment overlying the unconformity are flat lying (except near the eastern shore of the bay), whereas reflections beneath the unconformity dip eastward. The overlying, flat sediment section fills a shallow basin that is coincident with an elliptical residual gravity low. This low appears to be related to the deeper sedimentary, synformal section based on the spatial correlation between the east-dipping reflections and the gravity anomaly. Projecting the east-dipping reflections to the center of the gravity low suggests that the total section of flat-lying and dipping reflections in the synform may exceed 1000 m. Modeling of the gravity low suggests a total low-density section, about 1.5 km thick, at the center of the synform relative to the surrounding bedrock of presumed Franciscan Complex.High-resolution, 24-channel seismic-reflection data show a stratified synform beneath south San Francisco Bay. These seismic-reflection data reveal an eastward-dipping bedrock surface that is about 40 m deep (subbottom) beneath the western south bay, and that reaches a maximum observed depth of 500-800 m (subbottom) below the eastern half of the south bay. An angular unconformity cuts both the synform and underlying bedrock. The age of the unconformity is unknown but may be Pleistocene, when these strata forming the synform were presumably exposed subaerially during lowered sea levels. The synformal strata, the unconformity, and some generally flat-lying and overlying strata are folded near the eastern shore of the bay. This folding may result from movement on the Hayward fault (fault interactions and localized strain partitioning) or from compressional deformation in the East Bay Hills related to NE-SW (`fault-normal') convergence between the Pacific and North American plates. In general, reflections from sediment overlying the unconformity are flat lying (except near the eastern shore of the bay), whereas reflections beneath the unconformity dip eastward. The overlying, flat sediment section fills a shallow basin that is coincident with an elliptical residual gravity low. This low appears to be related to the deeper sedimentary, synformal section based on the spatial correlation between the east-dipping reflections and the gravity anomaly. Projecting the east-dipping reflections to the center of the gravity low suggests that the total section of flat-lying and dipping reflections in the synform may exceed 1000 m. Modeling of the gravity low suggests a total low-density section, about 1.5 km thick, at the center of the synform relative to the surrounding bedrock of presumed Franciscan Complex.

  2. 77 FR 46115 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

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    2012-08-02

    The San Diego Museum of Man has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the San Diego Museum of Man. Repatriation......

  3. 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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    This site from the Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations Collection at SERC features the great earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906, and the fire that developed afterward. This collection presents links to images and animations about the earthquake and fire, including both contemporary simulations and historic photographs and films.

  4. San Joaquin Delta College Student Athlete Study.

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    Lewis, Merrilee R.; Marcopulos, Ernest

    In spring 1988, a study was conducted of students who participated in college athletics at San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) between 1983-84 and 1987-88. Data collected on each student athlete included ethnicity, sport, place of residence, initial and current reading level, total grade point average (GPA), GPA in athletics and physical education…

  5. 1986 San Salvador, El Salvador Images

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — At least 1,000 people killed, 10,000 injured, 200,000 homeless and severe damage in the San Salvador area. About 50 fatalities were the result of landslides in the...

  6. San Jose, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

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    2011-10-01

    This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of San Jose, CA, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.

  7. Mt. San Jacinto College Fact Book, 2001.

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    Mount San Jacinto Coll., San Jacinto, CA.

    This fact book for Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) (California) contains institutional and student information presented in charts, graphs, and tables. It is designed to serve as a general reference for the MSJC community. Report highlights include: (1) MSJC has two campuses and more than 30 additional sites, through which it will ultimately…

  8. Mt. San Jacinto College Student Equity Plan.

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    Baylard, Dana Reece; And Others

    Intended to assure equal access of historically underrepresented and ethnic minority students while maintaining excellence in academic standards, Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC), in California, developed this student equity plan. An executive summary reviews state legislation mandating the development of student equity plans, the goals and…

  9. University of California, San Francisco: Drug Industry Document Archive

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    This archive is one that will be of particular importance to those with an interest in public health, public policy, and the general activities of pharmaceutical companies. The Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA) was created by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and it contains over 1500 documents related to pharmaceutical industry clinical trials, publication of study results, pricing, marketing, and relations with physicians. Many of these documents were previously secret, and were only made public as a result of lawsuits filed against a number of prominent pharmaceutical companies. First-time visitors may wish to start by clicking on "The Documents" link on the homepage. Here they can read about some of the crucial lawsuits that generated the documents featured in this archive.

  10. Under- and Over-Nutrition Among Refugees in San Diego County, California

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    Rondinelli, Amanda J.; Morris, Meghan D; Rodwell, Timothy C.; Moser, Kathleen S.; Paida, Paulino; Popper, Steve T.; Brouwer, Kimberly C

    2010-01-01

    Resettled refugees often arrive in their host country with little knowledge of nutrition or available food choices. We explored nutrition-related issues of recent refugee arrivals to San Diego County—the second largest California resettlement site. In-depth interviews (n = 40) were conducted with refugees, health care practitioners, and refugee service organizations. Content analysis identified nutrition-related themes. Unhealthy weight gain after arrival was the most common concern and w...

  11. Lithosphere-asthenosphere interactions near the San Andreas fault

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    Chamberlain, C. J.; Houlié, N.; Bentham, H. L. M.; Stern, T. A.

    2014-08-01

    We decipher the strain history of the upper mantle in California through the comparison of the long-term finite strain field in the mantle and the surface strain-rate field, respectively inferred from fast polarization directions of seismic phases (SKS and SKKS), and Global Positioning System (GPS) surface velocity fields. We show that mantle strain and surface strain-rate fields are consistent in the vicinity of San Andreas Fault (SAF) in California. Such an agreement suggests that the lithosphere and strong asthenosphere have been deformed coherently and steadily since >1 Ma. We find that the crustal stress field rotates (up to 40° of rotation across a 50 km distance from 50° relative to the strike of the SAF, in the near-field of SAF) from San Francisco to the Central Valley. Both observations suggest that the SAF extends to depth, likely through the entire lithosphere. From Central Valley towards the Basin and Range, the orientations of GPS strain-rates, shear wave splitting measurements and seismic stress fields diverge indicating reduced coupling or/and shallow crustal extension and/or presence of frozen anisotropy.

  12. Diatomeas potencialmente nocivas del Golfo San Matías (Argentina) / Potentially harmful diatoms from the San Matías Gulf (Argentina)

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    Inés, Sunesen; Alejandra, Bárcena; Eugenia A, Sar.

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo estudiar las diatomeas presentes en las aguas costeras del área norte del Golfo San Matías (Provincia de Río Negro, Argentina) que han sido citadas como productoras de eventos nocivos en otras áreas geográficas. El material fue recolectado en dos estaciones de [...] muestreo: Las Grutas y Piedras Coloradas, relacionadas con bancos naturales y cultivo de bivalvos respectivamente. Dos taxa potencialmente toxígenos y 18 taxa nocivos no toxígenos fueron hallados. A pesar de que algunos de ellos fueron ocasionalmente abundantes en el plancton del área, ninguno produjo discoloraciones evidentes ni se detectó que hubieran causado efectos nocivos durante el período de estudio. Abstract in english ABSTRACT Diatoms responsible for harmful events in other geographic areas, found in the coastal waters of the San Matías Gulf (Río Negro Province, Argentina), were studied. Materials were collected in two sampling stations related to natural banks and cultures of bivalves: Las Grutas and Piedras Col [...] oradas. Two potentially toxigenic taxa and 18 harmful non toxigenic taxa were found. Despite that some of these taxa were occasionally abundant in the plankton of the area, none of them caused evident discolorations or detectable harmful effects during the study period.

  13. SANS-1 Experimental reports of 2000

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    The instrument SANS-1 at the Geesthacht neutron facility GeNF was used for scattering experiments in 2000 at 196 of 200 days of reactor and cold source operation. The utilisation was shared between the in-house R and D program and user groups from different universities and research centers. These measurements were performed and analysed either by guest scientists or GKSS staff. The focus of the work in 2000 at the experiment SANS-1 was the structural investigation of hydrogen containing substances such as biological macromolecules (ribosomes, protein-RNA-complexes, protein solutions, glycolipids and membranes), molecules which are important in the fields of environmental research (refractoric organic substances) and technical chemistry (surfactants, micelles). (orig.)

  14. San Rafael mining and fabrication complex today

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    In Mendoza province, 35 km West San Rafael city, is located a CNEA installation for uranium ore extraction and concentration: the San Rafael Mining and Fabrication Complex. By the middle of the nineties, as a consequence of the very low prices of uranium concentrate in the international market and of the high internal production costs, uranium extraction was stopped. To day, the international price of the concentrate had a very important increase and the Government has decided the completion of the Atucha II Nuclear Power Station construction. Moreover, studies have been started for new nuclear power plants. In such circumstances the reactivation of the Complex will make sure the uranium supply for our nuclear power stations, contributing to the improvement of the energy generation mix in our country. (author)

  15. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in San Francisco Bay.

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    Davis, J A; Hetzel, F; Oram, J J; McKee, L J

    2007-09-01

    San Francisco Bay is facing a legacy of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) spread widely across the land surface of the watershed, mixed deep into the sediment of the Bay, and contaminating the Bay food web to a degree that poses health risks to humans and wildlife. In response to this persistent problem, water quality managers are establishing a PCB total maximum daily load (TMDL) and implementation plan to accelerate the recovery of the Bay from decades of PCB contamination. This article provides a review of progress made over the past 15 years in managing PCBs and understanding their sources, pathways, fate, and effects in the Bay, and highlights remaining information needs that should be addressed in the next 10 years. The phaseout of PCBs during the 1970s and the 1979 federal ban on sale and production led to gradual declines from the 1970s to the present. However, 25 years after the ban, PCB concentrations in some Bay sport fish today are still more than ten times higher than the threshold of concern for human health. Without further management action it appears that the general recovery of the Bay from PCB contamination will take many more decades. PCB concentrations in sport fish were, along with mercury, a primary cause of a consumption advisory for the Bay and the consequent classification of the Bay as an impaired water body. Several sources of information indicate that PCB concentrations in the Bay may also be high enough to adversely affect wildlife, including rare and endangered species. The greater than 90% reduction in food web contamination needed to meet the targets for protection of human health would likely also generally eliminate risks to wildlife. PCB contamination in the Bay is primarily associated with industrial areas along the shoreline and in local watersheds. Strong spatial gradients in PCB concentrations persist decades after the release of these chemicals to Bay Area waterways. Through the TMDL process, attention is being more sharply focused on the PCB sources that are controllable and contributing most to PCB impairment in the Bay. Urban runoff from local watersheds is a particularly significant pathway for PCB entry into the Bay. Significant loads also enter the Bay through Delta outflow (riverine input). Recent studies have shown that erosion of buried sediment is occurring in large regions of the Bay, posing a significant problem with respect to recovery of the Bay from PCB contamination because the sediments being eroded and remobilized are from relatively contaminated buried sediment deposits. In-Bay contaminated sites are likely also a major contributor of PCBs to the Bay food web. Dredged material disposal, wastewater effluent, and atmospheric deposition are relatively minor pathways for PCB loading to the Bay. Priority information needs at present relate to understanding the sources, magnitude of loads, and effectiveness of management options for urban runoff; the regional influence of in-Bay contaminated sites; remobilization of PCBs from buried sediment; historic and present trends; in situ degradation rates of PCBs; reliable recovery forecasts under different management scenarios; the spatial distribution of PCBs in soils and sediments; and the biological effects of PCBs in interaction with other stressors. The slow release of pollutants from the watershed and the slow response of the Bay to changes in inputs combine to make this ecosystem very slow to recover from pollution of the watershed. The history of PCB contamination in the Bay underscores the importance of preventing persistent, particle-associated pollutants from entering this sensitive ecosystem. PMID:17451673

  16. Agriculture, irrigation, and drainage on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, California: Unified perspective on hydrogeology, geochemistry and management

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    Narasimhan, T.N.; Quinn, N.W.T.

    1996-03-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a broad understanding of water-related issues of agriculture and drainage on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. To this end, an attempt is made to review available literature on land and water resources of the San Joaquin Valley and to generate a process-oriented framework within which the various physical-, chemical-, biological- and economic components of the system and their interactions are placed in mutual perspective.

  17. Reassessing the earthquake threat to San Francisco

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    Williams et al.

    This resource provides an abstract. New research suggests that authorities may need to reassess the threat posed by the Hayward fault, the fault responsible for San Francisco's highly destructive 1868 earthquake. The authors used a large shaking vehicle to send vibrations into the ground along a 1.6 kilometer portion of the Hayward fault and used the recorded vibrations reflected back from the fault to develop a profile of its shape and location. Findings are described.

  18. Value of Solar - San Antonio, Texas

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    Meyer, Lisa

    2013-02-14

    This report presents an analysis of value provided by grid-connected, distributed PV in San Antonio from a utility perspective. The study quantified six value components, summarized in Table ES- 1. These components represent the benefits that accrue to the utility, CPS Energy, in accepting solar onto the grid. This analysis does not treat the compensation of value, policy objectives, or cost-effectiveness from the retail consumer perspective.

  19. Modèle Fluide de Réseaux Sans Fils

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    Kelif, Jean-Marc

    2008-01-01

    Nous proposons un modèle fluide spatial de réseau qui permet d'établir une expression analytique simple d'une caractéristique des réseaux sans fils, le facteur d' interférence downlink . L'approche que nous développons est utile dans un grand nombre de problèmes liés aux réseaux cellulaires, notamment dans le cadre du dimensionnement de réseaux. Elle simplifie considérabement la complexité de l'analyse nécessaire à l'établissement de résultats précis. L'hypothèse sur laquel...

  20. San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Well 10

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    Ensminger, J.T.; Easterly, C.E.; Ketelle, R.H.; Quarles, H.; Wade, M.C.

    1999-12-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, evaluated the water production capacity of an artesian well in the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Water from the well initially flows into a pond containing three federally threatened or endangered fish species, and water from this pond feeds an adjacent pond/wetland containing an endangered plant species.

  1. Bismuth ochers from San Diego Co., California

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    Schaller, W.T.

    1911-01-01

    The chief points brought out in this paper may be briefly summarized as follows: (1) The existence of natural Bi2O3 has not been established. (2) Natural bismite or bismuth ocher, when pure, is more probably a bismuth hydroxide. (3) The bismuth ochers from San Diego County, California, are either a bismuth hydroxide or bismuth vanadate, pucherite, or mixtures of these two. (4) Pucherite has been found noncrystallin and determined for the first time in the United States.

  2. Optimisation dans des réseaux backhaul sans fil

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    Nepomuceno, Napoleao

    2010-01-01

    Les avancées technologiques poussent l'industrie des télécommunications à fournir la capacité et la qualité nécessaire pour satisfaire la demande croissante de services sans fil à haut débit. De plus, avec les progrès des technologies d'accès, le goulot d'étranglement des réseaux cellulaires se déplace progressivement de l'interface radio vers le backhaul -- la partie de l'infrastructure du réseau qui fournit l'interconnexion entre les réseaux d'accès et de coeur. Aussi, la p...

  3. A fatal irradiator accident in San Salvador

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    A summary is given of a radiation accident involving personnel at an industrial irradiation facility for sterilising pre-packaged medical products in San Salvador. The medical treatment of the personnel is briefly described. The past accident review highlighted the fact that the accident is a classic example of what can happen, even to a plant with initially good safety features, when it is operated without the benefits of a supporting radiological protection infrastructure or any regulatory control. (U.K.)

  4. Non-linear vibrations of cracked structures: application to turbine rotors; Vibrations non-lineaires des structures fissurees: application aux rotors de turbines

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    El Arem, S.

    2006-01-15

    The aim of this work is to study the dynamic response of a cracked rotor to establish some possibilities for early on line crack detection. First, a review on experimental, numerical and analytical works on the dynamics of cracked rotors is given. Then, an original method of calculating the behavior of a cracked beam section in bending with shearing effects is presented. The nonlinear behavior relations are derived from a three-dimensional model taking into account the unilateral contact conditions on the crack's lips. Based on an energy formulation, this method could be applied to any geometry of crack. The exploration by different numerical integration methods of the vibratory response of some models of cracked rotors is presented in the third chapter of this thesis. The un-cracked parts of a rotor are represented by elements of bar or beam type, and the cracked section by a nonlinear spring taking into account the breathing mechanism of the cracks. At the end of this part, an original method of construction of a finite element of a cracked beam is presented. The final chapter is devoted to the analytical study of the system with 2 degrees of freedom. The breathing mechanism of the crack is taken into account by considering specific periodic variation of the global stiffness of the system. The differential equations system is solved using the harmonic balance method. The linear stability of the periodic solutions is studied by the Floquet theory. Some vibratory parameters are proposed as crack indicators. (author)

  5. Development of 40m SANS and Its Utilization Techniques

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    Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) has been a very powerful tool to study nanoscale (1-100 nm) bulk structures in various materials such as polymer, self assembled materials, nano-porous materials, nano-magnetic materials, metal and ceramics. Understanding the importance of the SANS instrument, the 8m SANS instrument was installed at the CN beam port of HANARO in 2001. However, without having a cold neutron source, the beam intensity is fairly low and the Q-range is rather limited due to short instrument length. In July 1, 2003, therefore, the HANARO cold neutron research facility project was launched and a state of the art 40m SANS instrument was selected as top-priority instrument. The development of the 40m SANS instrument was completed as a joint project between Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and the HANARO in 2010. Here, we report the specification of a state of art 40m SANS instrument at HANARO

  6. Plaza Sarmiento: San Fernando, Argentina

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    Ignacio Montaldo

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    Full Text Available Los espacios públicos tienen la misión de satisfacer diferentes roles, tales como dar lugar al esparcimiento, al juego infantil e imprimir carácter cívico a un lugar. Sin embargo también abren la posibilidad de ser sutura en sitios no completamente despejados. Esto es aprovechado, generando espacios semipúblicos y públicos en relación a los medianeros existentes.Public spaces have the mission of satisfying various roles, such as giving place for recreation, children's play and give civic character. However, they also open the possibility of becoming a suture in sites that are not completely clear. This can be opportunistic, generating semi-public and public spaces in relation to the existing walls.

  7. Variable tolerance to copper in two species from San Francisco Bay

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    Luoma, S.N.; Cain, D.J.; Ho, K.; Hutchinson, A.

    1983-01-01

    In static toxicity experiments, tolerance to soluble Cu of the bivalve, Macoma balthica, and the copepod, Acartia clausi, varied substantially among populations sampled within San Francisco Bay. Intraspecific tolerance differed ten-fold or more for both species over relatively small distances, suggesting geographical isolation of populations is not a prerequisite for the development of intraspecific differences in tolerance by aquatic organisms.In static toxicity experiments, tolerance to soluble Cu of the bivalve, Macoma balthica, and the copepod, Acartia clausi, varied substantially among populations sampled within San Francisco Bay. Intraspecific tolerance differed ten-fold or more for both species over relatively small distances, suggesting geographical isolation of populations is not a prerequisite for the development of intraspecific differences in tolerance by aquatic organisms. Refs.

  8. USGS science at work in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta estuary

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    Shouse, Michelle K.; Cox, Dale A.

    2013-01-01

    The San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta form one of the largest estuaries in the United States. The “Bay-Delta” system provides water to more than 25 million California residents and vast farmlands, as well as key habitat for birds, fish, and other wildlife. To help ensure the health of this crucial estuary, the U.S. Geological Survey, in close cooperation with partner agencies and organizations, is providing science essential to addressing societal issues associated with water quantity and quality, sediment transportation, environmental contamination, animal health and status, habitat restoration, hazards, ground subsidence, and climate change.

  9. Arsenic in benthic bivalves of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta.

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    Johns, C; Luoma, S N

    1990-11-01

    Arsenic concentrations were determined in fine-grained, oxidized, surface sediments and in two benthic bivalves, Corbicula sp. and Macoma balthica, within San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta, and selected rivers not influenced by urban or industrial activity. Arsenic concentrations in all samples were characteristic of values reported for uncontaminated estuaries. Small temporal fluctuations and low arsenic concentrations in bivalves and sediments suggest that most inputs of arsenic are likely to be minor and arsenic contamination is not widespread in the Bay. PMID:2084842

  10. San Diego Littoral Cell CRSMP Receiver Sites 2009

    California Department of Resources — A total of 27 possible placement sites (some with multiple placement footprints) are incorporated into this San Diego Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan to...

  11. 77 FR 1407 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Islais Creek, San Francisco, CA

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    2012-01-10

    ...Operation Regulation; Islais Creek, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...across Islais Creek, mile 0.4, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the City of San Francisco to make emergency electrical...

  12. 75 FR 65985 - Safety Zone: Epic Roasthouse Private Party Firework Display, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Private Party Firework Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay 1,000 yards off Epic Roasthouse Restaurant, San Francisco, CA during a fireworks display in...

  13. 75 FR 25111 - Safety Zone; KFOG Kaboom, Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Safety Zone; KFOG Kaboom, Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...temporary safety zone in the navigable waters in San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, CA, in support of the KFOG Kaboom...

  14. 77 FR 73311 - Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA...

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    ...Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA; Correction AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...events scheduled to occur on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden...

  15. 78 FR 32990 - Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...September 23rd, 2013 on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden...

  16. 77 FR 50919 - Safety Zone: Wedding Reception Fireworks at Pier 24, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Wedding Reception Fireworks at Pier 24, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 14 in San Francisco, CA in support of the Wedding Reception...

  17. 76 FR 55261 - Safety Zone; Corporate Party on Hornblower Yacht, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Zone; Corporate Party on Hornblower Yacht, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...in the navigable waters near pier 48 in the San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, California in support of the Corporate...

  18. 77 FR 22706 - Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...that may be conducted in the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden...

  19. 76 FR 65120 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Islais Creek, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Operation Regulation; Islais Creek, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...across Islais Creek, mile 0.4, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the City of San Francisco to make emergency electrical...

  20. 77 FR 46285 - Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...August 21-26, 2012, on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden...

  1. 40 CFR 81.164 - San Diego Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    ...false San Diego Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.164 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.164 San Diego Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The San Diego...

  2. 76 FR 45212 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution...

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    ...Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District AGENCY: Environmental...approve San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD...San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District...

  3. 75 FR 57496 - Notice of Public Meeting, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory...

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    2010-09-21

    ...Public Meeting, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory...accordance with the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Act...Forest Service) Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument...

  4. 76 FR 53695 - Notice of Public Meeting, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory...

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    ...Public Meeting, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory...accordance with the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Act...Forest Service) Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument...

  5. San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex Annual Narrative Report 1981

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex comprises of three refuges including the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the San Pablo Bay...

  6. 78 FR 72060 - Chimney Rock National Monument Management Plan; San Juan National Forest; Colorado

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    ...Monument Management Plan; San Juan National Forest; Colorado AGENCY...2013 San Juan National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to provide for...2013 San Juan National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The...

  7. 77 FR 50373 - Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup World Series Regattas, San Francisco Bay...

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    ...Zone; America's Cup World Series Regattas, San Francisco Bay; San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...events scheduled to occur on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco...

  8. Spatiotemporal variation patterns of plants and animals in San Carlos de Apoquindo, central Chile Patrones de variación espaciotemporal de plantas y animales en San Carlos de Apoquindo, Chile central

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    Jaksic, Fabián M

    2001-01-01

    I summarize what is known about the mediterranean ecosystem represented in San Carlos de Apoquindo (33º 23' S, 70º 31' W), a rugged area of 835 ha located ca. 20 km east of downtown Santiago on the Andean foothills. This site attracted numerous researchers during 1976-1990 because of its proximity to Santiago and its relatively protected status. I review the literature, and provide unpublished information on this site. A total of 132 literature entries describe the ecology of San Carlos de Ap...

  9. 33 CFR 3.55-20 - Sector San Francisco: San Francisco Bay Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Sector San Francisco: San Francisco Bay Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port...Coast Guard District § 3.55-20 Sector San Francisco: San Francisco Bay Marine Inspection Zone and...

  10. Toxicity of Eun-bi San Pharmacopuncture Injection in the Muscle of Rats

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    Lee, Jongcheol; Jeong, Hohyun; Cha, Eunhye; Park, Manyong; Choi, Sungyoul; Yook, Taehan; Song, InJa; Kim, Sungchul

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: This study was carried out to analyze the single-dose toxicity of Eun-Bi San pharmacopuncture injected into the muscle of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Methods: All experiments were performed at Biotoxtech, an institution certified to conduct non-clinical studies under the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations. Six week old SD rats reared by ORIENTBIO were chosen for this pilot study. The reason SD rats were chosen is that they have been widely used in safety tests in the field of medicine, so the results can be easily compared with many other databases. The Eun-Bi San pharmacopuncture was made in a clean room at the Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute (KPI, K-GMP). The constituents of the Eun-Bi San pharmacopuncture are Angelicae gigantis radix, Strychni semen and Glycyrrhizae radix. These were extracted at low temperature and low pressure in an aseptic room at the KPI. Doses of Eun- Bi San pharmacopuncture, 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 mL, were administered to the experimental groups, and a dose of normal saline solution, 1.0 mL, was administered to the control group. This study was performed under the approval of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee of Biotoxtech Co., Ltd. Results: No deaths or abnormalities occurred in any of the four groups. No significant changes in weight, hematological parameters or clinical chemistry between the control group and the experimental groups were observed. To determine if abnormalities existed in any organs and tissues, we used microscopy to examine representative histological sections of each specified organ; the results showed no significant differences in any of the organs or tissues. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that treatment with Eun-Bi San pharmacopuncture is relatively safe and that its clinical use may be beneficial. Further evaluations and studies on this subject will be needed to provide more concrete evidence in support of these conclusions. PMID:25830060

  11. Melting of San Carlos olivine in the presence of carbon at 6-12 GPa

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    Garai, Jozsef; Gasparik, Tibor

    2003-01-01

    Experiments at 6-12 GPa showed that San Carlos olivine surrounded by carbon melts incongruently at 1400 C and higher temperatures, producing olivine with lower Fe contents, pyroxene, carbide, and carbonate melt. The relatively low melting temperature of 1400 C, independent of pressure, is consistent with carbonate melting. The new evidence for the reduced stability of olivine at high temperatures in the presence of carbonate melts is consistent with geophysical observations,...

  12. Vineyards genetic monitoring and Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine molecular fingerprinting

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    Monica Scali; Paolucci Elisa; Bigliazzi Jacopo; Cresti Mauro; Rita Vignani

    2014-01-01

    The definition of the genetic profile of Vernaccia di San Gimignano (VSG) in the areas of production is an essential step for both the implementation of a plan of analytical traceability and the evaluation of the biological future potential of the same grape variety in relation to any environmental change. The genetic variability of the VSG was monitored by use of SSRs genotyping of a representative portion of individuals belonging to both the productive vineyards and t...

  13. Emissions of organic carbon and methane from petroleum and dairy operations in California's San Joaquin Valley

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    Gentner, D. R.; Ford, T. B.; Guha, A.; Boulanger, K.; Brioude, J.; Angevine, W. M.; Gouw, J. A.; Warneke, C.; Gilman, J. B.; Ryerson, T. B.; Peischl, J.; Meinardi, S.; Blake, D. R.; Atlas, E.; Lonneman, W. A.

    2013-01-01

    Petroleum and dairy operations are prominent sources of gas-phase organic compounds in California's San Joaquin Valley. It is essential to understand the emissions and air quality impacts of these relatively understudied sources, especially for oil/gas operations in light of increasing US production. Ground site measurements in Bakersfield and regional aircraft measurements of reactive gas-phase organic compounds and methane were part of the CalNex (California Research at th...

  14. Estimating the Impact of Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: The San Bernardino County Experience

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    Batech, Michael; Tonstad, Serena; Job, Jayakaran S; Chinnock, Richard; Oshiro, Bryan; Merritt, T. Allen; Page, Gretchen; Pramil N. Singh

    2013-01-01

    We examined the relation between maternal smoking and adverse infant outcomes [low birth weight (LBW), and preterm birth (PTB)] during 2007–2008 in San Bernardino County, California—the largest county in the contiguous United States which has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in California. Using birth certificate data, we identified 1,430 mothers in 2007 and 1,355 in 2008 who smoked during pregnancy. We assessed the effect of never smoking and smoking cessation during pregnanc...

  15. Geophysical and isotopic mapping of preexisting crustal structures that influenced the location and development of the San Jacinto fault zone, southern California

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    Langenheim, V.E.; Jachens, R.C.; Morton, D.M.; Kistler, R.W.; Matti, J.C.

    2004-01-01

    We examine the role of preexisting crustal structure within the Peninsular Ranges batholith on determining the location of the San Jacinto fault zone by analysis of geophysical anomalies and initial strontium ratio data. A 1000-km-long boundary within the Peninsular Ranges batholith, separating relatively mafic, dense, and magnetic rocks of the western Peninsular Ranges batholith from the more felsic, less dense, and weakly magnetic rocks of the eastern Peninsular Ranges batholith, strikes north-northwest toward the San Jacinto fault zone. Modeling of the gravity and magnetic field anomalies caused by this boundary indicates that it extends to depths of at least 20 km. The anomalies do not cross the San Jacinto fault zone, but instead trend northwesterly and coincide with the fault zone. A 75-km-long gradient in initial strontium ratios (Sri) in the eastern Peninsular Ranges batholith coincides with the San Jacinto fault zone. Here rocks east of the fault are characterized by Sri greater than 0.706, indicating a source of largely continental crust, sedimentary materials, or different lithosphere. We argue that the physical property contrast produced by the Peninsular Ranges batholith boundary provided a mechanically favorable path for the San Jacinto fault zone, bypassing the San Gorgonio structural knot as slip was transferred from the San Andreas fault 1.0-1.5 Ma. Two historical M6.7 earthquakes may have nucleated along the Peninsular Ranges batholith discontinuity in San Jacinto Valley, suggesting that Peninsular Ranges batholith crustal structure may continue to affect how strain is accommodated along the San Jacinto fault zone. ?? 2004 Geological Society of America.

  16. Plaza Sarmiento: San Fernando, Argentina

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    Ignacio, Montaldo.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Los espacios públicos tienen la misión de satisfacer diferentes roles, tales como dar lugar al esparcimiento, al juego infantil e imprimir carácter cívico a un lugar. Sin embargo también abren la posibilidad de ser sutura en sitios no completamente despejados. Esto es aprovechado, generando espacios [...] semipúblicos y públicos en relación a los medianeros existentes. Abstract in english Public spaces have the mission of satisfying various roles, such as giving place for recreation, children's play and give civic character. However, they also open the possibility of becoming a suture in sites that are not completely clear. This can be opportunistic, generating semi-public and public [...] spaces in relation to the existing walls.

  17. Pierre Baron et alii, On bosse ici, on reste ici ! La grève des travailleurs sans papiers : une aventure inédite

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    Inês Espirito Santo

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    Full Text Available Qu’est ce que « travailler sans papiers » veut dire ? Après une relative éclipse durant les décennies 1980/90, au profit d’une focalisation de l’attention sur l’immigration comme « source de problèmes », y a-t-il eu, grâce à la grève des sans-papiers, un retour dans le débat public à la figure de l’immigré comme travailleur? Telles sont les principales questions que les auteurs posent dans le cadre d’un contexte où la valeur travail occupe toujours une place centrale dans l’organisation socia...

  18. HOWARD FORK ACID ROCK DRAINAGE SOURCE INTERCEPTION STUDY; HOWARD FORK OF THE SAN MIGUEL RIVER NEAR OPHIR, COLORADO

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    This project proposes to analyze regional hydrogeology as it relates to mine workings which discharge significant heavy metals into the Howard Fork of the San Miguel River and recommend strategies to intercept and divert water away from mineralized zones. The study also includes...

  19. Sequence Stratigraphy of the Dakota Sandstone, Eastern San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and its Relationship to Reservoir Compartmentalization

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    Varney, Peter J.

    2002-04-23

    This research established the Dakota-outcrop sequence stratigraphy in part of the eastern San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and relates reservoir quality lithologies in depositional sequences to structure and reservoir compartmentalization in the South Lindrith Field area. The result was a predictive tool that will help guide further exploration and development.

  20. Sequence Stratigraphy of the Dakota Sandstone, Eastern San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and its Relationship to Reservoir Compartmentalization; FINAL

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    This research established the Dakota-outcrop sequence stratigraphy in part of the eastern San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and relates reservoir quality lithologies in depositional sequences to structure and reservoir compartmentalization in the South Lindrith Field area. The result was a predictive tool that will help guide further exploration and development

  1. Sans study of asphaltene aggregation

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    The colloidal properties of asphaltenes have long been recognized from peculiarities in their solubility and colligative properties. A layered micellar model or asphaltenes was proposed by others in which a highly condensed alkyl aromatic formed the central part, and molecules of decreasingly aromatic character (resins) clustered around them. Numerous studies, based on a variety of techniques such as ultracentrifugation and electron microscopy indicated a particulate nature for asphaltenes with size 20-40 A diameter. Others have proposed a refined model based on x-ray diffraction and small angle scattering. In this model, interactions between flat sheets of condensed aromatic rings form the central ''crystallite'' part of a spherical particle with the outer part being comprised of the aliphatic positions of the same molecules. These particles are bunched together with some degree of entanglement into ''micelles''. Concentration and solvent dependent radii of gyration, ranging from 30-50 A were reported. The aggregation creates a good deal of uncertainty as to the true molecular size or weight of asphaltenes. Neutron scattering offers novel contrast relative to light scattering (refractive index) and x-ray scattering (electron density). This is because the scattering length of proton is negative, whereas that from deuterium and other nuclei such as C, S, O, and N are positive. Thus by replacing hydrogen with deuterium in either the solvent or the scatterer the contrast the solvent or the scatterer the contrast can be varied, and different parts of the molecule can be highlighted

  2. Metal contents in coastal waters of San Jorge Bay, Antofagasta, northern Chile: a base line for establishing seawater quality guidelines.

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    Valdés, Jorge; Román, Domingo; Rivera, Lidia; Avila, Juan; Cortés, Pedro

    2011-12-01

    We measured the concentration of 12 metals in coastal waters of seven sites of San Jorge Bay in Antofagasta (northern Chile), in order to relate the presence of metals with the different uses of San Jorge Bay coastal border, and to evaluate the quality of the bay's bodies of water according to the proposed current Chilean Quality Guide for trace elements in seawater (CONAMA 2003). The results suggest that the coastal water of San Jorge Bay has very good quality according to the proposed regulation mentioned above. However, the distribution of metals such as Cu and Pb along the bay's coast line evidences a notorious effect of the industrial activity, which would involve different behavior patterns for some trace elements in some bodies of water, suggesting that the levels indicated in the environmental guideline of the Chilean legislation do not represent pollution-free environments. PMID:21409366

  3. SANS and dynamic light scattering to investigate the viscosity of toluene under high pressure up to 1800 bar

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    We present a joint experimental study of small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) under high pressures up to 1800 bar on a colloidal suspension, which consists of a core–shell system made of sterically stabilized silica particles grafted with octadecyl chains in toluene. From the analysis of SANS contrast variation under pressure, we could estimate the amount of compression in both core and shell under the action of pressure. The DLS measurements under pressure yield a diffusion coefficient which enabled us together with the SANS result to evaluate the pressure-dependent viscosity of the dilute suspension which is to a good approximation the solvent viscosity on the basis of the Stokes–Einstein relation. The excellent comparison of the so-calculated pressure-dependent viscosities of toluene with literature values demonstrates the value of our method to measure viscosities under pressure

  4. EL CAMINO DEL INCA ENTRE TOCOTA Y VILLA NUEVA (VALLE DE IGLESIA, SAN JUAN / The Inka road between Tocota and Villa Nueva (Iglesia Valley, San Juan

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    Alejandro García

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La vialidad estatal incaica en los valles longitudinales de la provincia de San Juan, en el extremo SE del Tawantinsuyu, ha sido objeto de diversas consideraciones durante el último siglo. Sin embargo, no se han realizado estudios específicos destinados a comprobar su existencia, la cual incluso ha sido negada recientemente. A fin de aclarar el tema se realizó el relevamiento de un sector del Valle de Iglesia. En este artículo se presentan los resultados de ese estudio, junto con una revisión y discusión de los antecedentes y de algunas ideas vinculadas con el tema. Fundamentalmente, se verifica la presencia del Qhapaq Ñan en la parte baja del sector analizado, se refuta la propuesta de que el trazado longitudinal principal se habría extendido por la parte alta del sector precordillerano y se sostiene que el tramo relevado fue recorrido por Debenedetti a principios del siglo XX, aunque sin advertir que se trataba del camino incaico.   Palabras clave: Inca; Camino del Inca; Dominación incaica; Collasuyo; San Juan   Abstract The Inka road system in the longitudinal valleys of San Juan province, in the southeastern end of Tawantinsuyu, has been subject of several considerations during the last century. However, no specific studies have been undertaken to verify its existence, which recently has been even denied. To clarify the issue we surveyed a section of Iglesia Valley. This article presents the results of that study, along with a review and discussion of the background and of some ideas related to the topic. Basically, the presence of the Qhapaq Ñan at the bottom of the surveyed sector is verified, and the suggestion that the main inka longitudinal route would have extended over the top of the precordilleran mountain region is refused. Also, it is argued that the analyzed stretch was traveled by Debenedetti in the beginnings of the twentieth century, but without realizing that it was the Inka road.   Keywords: Inka; Inka Road; Inka Domination; Collasuyu; San Juan

  5. Fantastic Elements in Djebar's La Femme sans sépulture

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    Ana M Medeiros

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Fantastic Elements in Djebar’s La Femme sans sépulture Todorov famously defined the fantastic genre as comprising texts set in a recognisably ‘real’ world that involve the possibility, but only the possibility, of a supernatural explanation underlying the events of the story related. Where the supernatural and the natural co-exist as hypotheses within the text, the reader enters a state of hesitation concerning the status of the story-events set before her (Todorov, 1975. If this hesitation is sustained to the end, according to Todorov the text can usefully be classified as belonging to the (pure fantastic genre. Is La Femme sans sépulture an example of the fantastic genre? Certainly the author plays with the conventions of that genre, skilfully juxtaposing two types of explanation for the events recounted and fostering a hesitation on the part of the reader. But this is not an end in itself for Djebar. Rather, the possibility of the supernatural seems to function as a metaphor; if the ghost of Zoulikha ‘haunts’ those who live on after her disappearance (her daughters and former comrades, the narrator herself, and all those for whose freedom she fought, this means that we all owe a duty to the past. Only once she has done her duty to Zoulikha in this way can the author-narrator feel that she has truly returned home. And it is entirely appropriate to represent this relationship to the past as a kind of haunting. This is the use to which Djebar puts the idea of the supernatural; whilst celebrating and continuing Zoulikha’s struggle for the liberation of Algeria and its women, she uses the possibility of the fantastic to convey the uncanny experience of a constant return to her own (cultural self.

  6. Immunomodulatory effects of lingzhi and san-miao-san supplementation on patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Xi Bao, Yi; Kwok Wong, Chun; Kwok Ming Li, Edmund; Shan Tam, Lai; Chung Leung, Ping; Bing Yin, Yi; Wai Kei Lam, Christopher

    2006-01-01

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune joint disease. We evaluated a standard preparation of Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum) and San-Miao-San (Rhizoma atractylodis, Cortex phellodendri, Radix achyranthes bidentatae) capsules (TCM group) for its supplementary treatment efficacy for RA. There was no significant difference in the absolute count, percentage, and ratios of CD4(+)/CD8(+)/natural killer/B lymphocytes between the TCM and placebo groups after taking the capsules (all p > 0.05). There was no significant change in concentrations of plasma cytokines of interferon-gamma-induced protein-10 (IP-10), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, monokine induced by IFN-gamma, regulated upon activation normal T-cell expressed and secreted, interleukin (IL)-8, and IL-18 after taking the capsules for 8 and 24 weeks (all p > 0.05). The percentage change in ex vivo-induced level of inflammatory cytokine IL-18 was significantly lower in the TCM group than in the placebo group after taking the capsules for 24 weeks (p Lingzhi and San-Miao-San capsules might exert a beneficial immunomodulatory effect in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PMID:16873089

  7. Arquitectura de remeseros en San Pedro de Atacama / Architecture of ranchers in San Pedro de Atacama

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    Flora, Vilches; Lorena, Sanhueza; Cristina, Garrido.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El cuerpo de material arquitectónico asociado al tiempo de las remesas de ganado en San Pedro de Atacama no parece formar parte del discurso patrimonial local. Sin embargo, su propia invisibilidad y memoria demostrarían que forma parte importante de la identidad atacameña. [...

  8. SANS-II at SINQ: Installation of the former Risø-SANS facility

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    Strunz, P.; Mortensen, K.

    2004-01-01

    SANS-II facility at SINQ (Paul Scherrer Institute)-the reinstalled former Riso small-angle neutron scattering instrument-is presented. Its operational characteristics are listed. Approaches for precise determination of wavelength, detector dead time and attenuation factors are described as well. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Site testing at san Pedro Mártir

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    Mauricio Tapia

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El Observatorio Astronómico Nacional esta localizado en la Sierra San Pedro Mártir, en la península de Baja California, México, a una elevación de 2800 m sobre el nivel del mar. Sus coordenadas son 31_0204000 N y 115_2800000 W. Aquí se presentan los resultados resumidos de mas de tres décadas de recabar información sobre la caracterización astronómica del sitio. Se cubren los siguientes aspectos: estabilidad atmosférica, calidad de imagen, opacidad atmosférica en el visible, infrarrojo y milimétrico, brillo del cielo nocturno y nubosidad. La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y otras instituciones internacionales están llevando a cabo estudios de muy largo plazo para establecer mejor los resultados

  10. UC-San Diego Laboratory Safety Videos

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    The University of California-San Diego has gone above and beyond with this marvelous collection of laboratory safety videos. Designed for use in academic settings, these short and informative videos provide a wealth of information. Currently there are twelve videos on the site and they include "Flash Chromatography 101," "Basic Fume Hood Air Flow and Operation," and "How to Handle Pyrophoric Reagents." One of the more fun videos here is "The Periodic Table of Videos," which offers a brief video on each of the elements. Visitors should also note that the site includes helpful information about general lab safety and chemical safety training.

  11. Study of silica sorbents by SANS

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    Silica gels under study are materials intended for use as the packing sorbents in liquid chromatography (LC), namely in gel permeation chromatography (GPC). The quality of silica for LC should meet strict physical and chemical parameters. Especially in GPC is very important to know pore size and pore shape because they control the whole process of chromatographic separation. Pore size and thickness of pore wall can be measured by various methods. SANS technique is a nondestructive method providing an average information about a large number of scattering object in our case about objects (pore or wall) in silica and their shape. (author)

  12. Photograph of San Francisco in ruins from Lawrence Captive Airship

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    George R. Lawrence's famous image of post-earthquake San Francisco from 2000 feet above the bay. Captured using an ingenious system of kites, this fish-eye photograph captures the entire city San Francisco after the quake. The photo is available in several sizes and formats ranging from small JPEG files to a 157 MB TIFF version of the iconic image.

  13. 33 CFR 80.1142 - San Francisco Harbor, CA.

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false San Francisco Harbor, CA. 80.1142 Section 80.1142 Navigation and Navigable Waters...DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1142 San Francisco Harbor, CA. A straight line drawn from Point Bonita Light through...

  14. 33 CFR 80.1104 - San Diego Harbor, CA.

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    ... 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false San Diego Harbor, CA. 80.1104 Section 80.1104 Navigation and Navigable Waters...DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1104 San Diego Harbor, CA. A line drawn from Zuniga Jetty Light “V” to Zuniga Jetty...

  15. 33 CFR 80.1130 - San Luis Obispo Bay, CA.

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  16. Recent progress on hydrodynamic modeling of San Francisco Bay, California

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    Smith, P.E.; Cheng, R.T.

    1989-01-01

    A hydrodynamic modeling study of the effects of freshwater inflow on circulation and mixing in San Francisco Bay has been underway since 1985. This paper describes the multidimensional hydrodynamic models being used on the study and review recent progress with their applications. Particular modeling considerations for San Francisco Bay and future modeling plans are discussed.

  17. San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906

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    This silent film in four parts documents the damage sustained by San Francisco and its famous landmarks. Recorded in the days after the disaster, the film shows San Franciscans at work, cleaning the debris and trying to deal with the disaster. The film is available in Real Media, QuickTime and MPEG format.

  18. Pathways to ICT Education and Careers in San Francisco

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    This report documents research on organizations, programs and efforts relevant to ICT Pathways in San Francisco. The ICT Pathways Project aims to "gather strategic stakeholders in San Francisco to improve pathways to ICT education and careers, grow our own ICT workforce, meet employer ICT workforce demand, and improve our economy in the process." This 194 page document is available as a PDF for download.

  19. 33 CFR 167.404 - Off San Francisco: Western approach.

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Off San Francisco: Western approach. 167.404 Section 167.404 Navigation and Navigable...Pacific West Coast § 167.404 Off San Francisco: Western approach. (a) A separation zone is bounded by a line...

  20. 33 CFR 167.403 - Off San Francisco: Southern approach.

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  1. 33 CFR 167.402 - Off San Francisco: Northern approach.

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Off San Francisco: Northern approach. 167.402 Section 167.402 Navigation and Navigable...Pacific West Coast § 167.402 Off San Francisco: Northern approach. (a) A separation zone is bounded by a line...

  2. Learning Time is Any Time at Mt. San Jacinto

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    Johnson, Milo P.; Schatz, Anne

    1974-01-01

    Eight years of developmental work at Mt. San Jacinto College have demonstrated that individualized instruction for vocational education is possible, practical, cost effective, and necessary today. Currently in use at Mt. San Jacinto are individualized instruction, open enrollment, continuous progression, prescriptive education, mini courses, and a…

  3. Characterization of alumina using small angle neutron scattering (SANS)

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    Alumina powder was synthesized from an aluminium precursor and studied using small angle neutron scattering (SANS) technique and complemented with transmission electron microscope (TEM). XRD measurement confirmed that the alumina produced was high purity and highly crystalline ?phase. SANS examination indicates the formation of mass fractals microstructures with fractal dimension of about 2.8 on the alumina powder. (Author)

  4. Environmental evidence of fossil fuel pollution in Laguna Chica de San Pedro lake sediments (Central Chile).

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    Chirinos, L; Rose, N L; Urrutia, R; Muñoz, P; Torrejón, F; Torres, L; Cruces, F; Araneda, A; Zaror, C

    2006-05-01

    This paper describes lake sediment spheroidal carbonaceous particle (SCP) profiles from Laguna Chica San Pedro, located in the Biobío Region, Chile (36 degrees 51' S, 73 degrees 05' W). The earliest presence of SCPs was found at 16 cm depth, corresponding to the 1915-1937 period, at the very onset of industrial activities in the study area. No SCPs were found at lower depths. SCP concentrations in Laguna Chica San Pedro lake sediments were directly related to local industrial activities. Moreover, no SCPs were found in Galletué lake (38 degrees 41' S, 71 degrees 17.5' W), a pristine high mountain water body used here as a reference site, suggesting that contribution from long distance atmospheric transport could be neglected, unlike published data from remote Northern Hemisphere lakes. These results are the first SCP sediment profiles from Chile, showing a direct relationship with fossil fuel consumption in the region. Cores were dated using the 210Pb technique. PMID:16226361

  5. Chemistry and microbiology of a sewage spill in South San Francisco Bay.

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    Cloern, J.E.; Oremland, R.S.

    1983-01-01

    During September 1979, the breakdown of a waste treatment plant resulted in discharge of 1.5 X 107 m3 of primary- treated sewage into a tributary of South San Francisco Bay. Chemical and microbial changes occurred within the tributary as decomposition and nitrification depleted dissolved oxygen. Associated with anoxia were relatively high concentrations of particulate organic carbon, dissolved CO2, CH4, C2H4, NH4+, and fecal bacteria, and low phytoplankton biomass and photosynthetic oxygen production. South San Francisco Bay experienced only small changes in water quality, presumably because of its large volume and the assimilation of wastes that occurred within the tributary. Water quality improved rapidly in the tributary once normal tertiary treatment resumed. -Authors

  6. Stable, rapid rate of slip since inception of the San Jacinto fault, California

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    Blisniuk, Kimberly; Oskin, Michael; MéRiaux, Anne-Sophie; Rockwell, Thomas; Finkel, Robert C.; Ryerson, Frederick J.

    2013-08-01

    California, where the San Jacinto fault (SJF) and San Andreas fault (SAF) accommodate the majority of the dextral shear deformation between the Pacific and North American plates, initiation of the SJF led to an apparent decline in the slip rate of the SAF. Previous studies suggest that since then, slip rate has covaried between these faults (possibly due to changes in fault strength, variation in topographic loading along a fault, or the development of new faults) and that presently the SJF is the dominant plate boundary structure. However, we dated displaced sedimentary deposits and landforms over three distinct time intervals since ~700 ka, and our results imply a constant slip rate of 12.1+3.4/-2.6 mm/yr. This rate is similar to the fault's lifetime rate and from rates derived from geodesy, suggesting that since the SJF initiated, its slip rate has remained relatively stable and does not exceed that of the SAF.

  7. Understanding sociocultural and psychological factors affecting transgender people of color in San Francisco.

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    Bith-Melander, Pollie; Sheoran, Bhupendra; Sheth, Lina; Bermudez, Carlos; Drone, Jennifer; Wood, Woo; Schroeder, Kurt

    2010-01-01

    This ethnographic qualitative study explored the needs of transgender people of color, including biological transitioning issues, gender and group membership identity formation, HIV, and other health issues. The sample consisted of transgender youth and adults of color in San Francisco (N = 43). Data were collected from in-depth interviews with 20 youth and adults and focus groups with 23 individuals. The study focused on perspectives of racial and ethnic minorities from Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, and Latino backgrounds. The medical decision-making perspective was used to gain a deeper understanding of sociocultural and psychological factors affecting transgender individuals of color in San Francisco. The major themes that emerged were gender identity, group membership, transitioning and related issues, sex work, alcohol and drug use, mental health and health care, sense of community, HIV, resources, and other support. Key clinical considerations that health providers can use to improve care of transgender individuals of color are included. PMID:20416495

  8. Probabilistic fault displacement hazards for the southern san andreas fault using scenarios and empirical slips

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    Chen, R.; Petersen, M.D.

    2011-01-01

    We apply a probabilistic method to develop fault displacement hazard maps and profiles for the southern San Andreas Fault. Two slip models are applied: (1) scenario slip, defined by the ShakeOut rupture model, and (2) empirical slip, calculated using regression equations relating global slip to earthquake magnitude and distance along the fault. The hazard is assessed using a range of magnitudes defined by the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast and the ShakeOut. For hazard mapping we develop a methodology to partition displacement among multiple fault branches basedon geological observations. Estimated displacement hazard extends a few kilometers wide in areas of multiple mapped fault branches and poor mapping accuracy. Scenario and empirical displacement hazard differs by a factor of two or three, particularly along the southernmost section of the San Andreas Fault. We recommend the empirical slip model with site-specific geological data to constrain uncertainties for engineering applications. ?? 2011, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

  9. ASPECTOS PETROGRAFICOS Y GEOQUIMICOS DE LAS ROCAS METAMORFICAS DEL SECTOR BARRANCO DE LOBA (SERRANIA DE SAN LUCAS) / PETROGRAPHIC AND GEOCHEMISTRY ASPECTS OF METAMORPHIC ROCKS IN BARRANCO DE LOBA AREA (SERRANIA DE SAN LUCAS)

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    Carlos Alberto, García R.; Correa, Karen; Luis C., Mantilla F.; Luis, Bernal..

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Las rocas metamórficas aflorantes en la Plancha 64 (estribación NE de la Serranía de San Lucas, Cordillera Central), están agrupadas en dos unidades estratigráficas: una denominada formación Neis de San Lucas y otra unidad de carácter informal, denominada Unidad Metamórfica de Pinillos. Esta ultima, [...] compuesta por los Esquistos de Armenia y las Filitas de Tapoa. El Neis de San Lucas, consiste en neises cuarzo-feldespáticos (neises cuarzo-feldespáticos con biotita, neises cuarzo-feldespáticos con hornblenda) y rocas metamáficas (neis hornblendico, granulitas, metagabros). Los Esquistos de Armenia, se componen de esquistos pelíticos, tales como esquistos micáceos y esquistos micáceos con andalusita, y esquistos calco-silicatados, los cuales son cuarzosos con cantidades variables de minerales del grupo de la epidota, hornblenda y actinolita. Las Filitas de Tapoa son rocas compuestas de cuarzo y sericita con minerales opacos alterados. El metamorfismo del Neis de San Lucas es regional, alcanzando las facies anfibolita alta y granulita piroxénica. Edades U-Pb en circones de esta formación, apunta a un evento tectonotermal del Mesoproterozoico (1124Ma±22 Ma), relacionado con la orogenia Grenviliana, durante la consolidación del supercontinente Rodinia. Las rocas de la Unidad Metamórfica de Pinillos, es considerada por sus relaciones de campo, como de edad Paleozoica Temprano. Abstract in english The metamorphic rocks that outcrop in the San Lucas foothills (in the area covered by the map indentifed as number 64), are grouped in two stratigraphic units: The so-called San Lucas Gneiss Formation and the Pinillos Metamorphic Unit (informal stratigraphic denomination). This latter unit is compos [...] ed by The Armenia Schists and Tapoa Phyllites. The San Lucas Gneiss Formation, comprise quartz-feldspar gneisses (quartz-feldspar gneisses with biotite, quartz-feldspar gneisses with hornblende) and metamafc rocks (hornblende gneiss, granulites and metagabbros). The Armenia Schists is composed by pelite schists; such as micaceous schists; micáceous schists with andalusite; and calco-silicate schists, quartz rich and with variable amounts of minerals from epidote, hornblende and actinolite groups. The Tapoa Phyllite Rocks are composed by quartz and sericite with altered opaque minerals. The San Lucas Gneiss Formation Metamorphism is regional and reaches the high anfbolite and pyroxene granulites facies. The 1.124Ma ± 22 zircon U-Pb age, indicates a Mesoproterozoic tectonothermal event, related to the Grenville Orogeny, that took place during the Rodinia supercontinent consolidation. The Pinillos Metamorphic Rocks Unit, is Early Paleozoic in age, according to the feld relations.

  10. Synthetic seismicity for the San Andreas fault

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    S. N. Ward

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available Because historical catalogs generally span only a few repetition intervals of major earthquakes, they do not provide much constraint on how regularly earthquakes recur. In order to obtain better recurrence statistics and long-term probability estimates for events M ? 6 on the San Andreas fault, we apply a seismicity model to this fault. The model is based on the concept of fault segmentation and the physics of static dislocations which allow for stress transfer between segments. Constraints are provided by geological and seismological observations of segment lengths, characteristic magnitudes and long-term slip rates. Segment parameters slightly modified from the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities allow us to reproduce observed seismicity over four orders of magnitude. The model yields quite irregular earthquake recurrence patterns. Only the largest events (M ? 7.5 are quasi-periodic; small events cluster. Both the average recurrence time and the aperiodicity are also a function of position along the fault. The model results are consistent with paleoseismic data for the San Andreas fault as well as a global set of historical and paleoseismic recurrence data. Thus irregular earthquake recurrence resulting from segment interaction is consistent with a large range of observations.

  11. The radiological accident in San Salvador

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    On 5 February 1989, a radiological accident occurred at an industrial irradiation facility near San Salvador, the capital of the Republic of El Salvador. Prepackaged medical products are sterilized at the facility by irradiation by means of an intensely radioactive cobalt-60 source in a movable source rack. The accident happened when this source rack became stuck in the irradiation position. The operator bypassed the irradiator's already degraded safety systems and entered the radiation room with two other workers to free the source rack manually. The three workers were exposed to high radiation doses and developed the acute radiation syndrome. Their initial hospital treatment in San Salvador and subsequent more specialized treatment in Mexico City were effective in countering the acute effects. However, the legs and feet of two of the three men were so seriously injured that amputation was required. The worker who had been most exposed died six and a half months after the accident, his death being attributed to residual lung damage due to irradiation, exacerbated by injury sustained during treatment. The report details the events leading up to the accident, the circumstances of the accident itself and the response to it. From the facts established, lessons are derived for operators and suppliers of irradiators, national authorities, medical staff and international organizations. Detailed information on dosimetric and medical aspects of the accident for the specialistaspects of the accident for the specialist reader is presented in the appendices and annexes. 20 figs, 9 tabs, 24 photographs

  12. Estudio petrográfico de las facies piroclásticas de la Formación Cerro Varela en el sur de la Sierra de San Luis / Petrographic study of the pyroclastic facies of the Cerro Varela Formation in the south of the Sierra de San Luis

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    Amancay N., Martínez; Daniel, Codega; David, Aguilera.

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available En la provincia de San Luis, existen tres sub-cuencas denominadas Las Salinas, Beazley y Mercedes. Estas cuencas corresponden a depocentros de rift elongados en sentido NO, que alojan rocas ígneas de edad triásica con espesores que llegan hasta los 4.000 metros. Las rocas ígneas de la Formación Cerr [...] o Varela forman parte del cerro homónimo que constituye los últimos asomos australes de la sierra de San Luis. Las riolitas triásicas que afloran en la sierra de Varela se disponen dentro de un esquema estructural extensional asociado a la formación de cuencas de tipo rift. Las unidades analizadas de la Formación Cerro Varela están compuestas por tobas cristalinas tanto de alto grado como de bajo grado de soldadura, de composición riolítica e interpretadas como depósitos originados por flujos piroclásticos. Por su litología, edad y contexto regional, las rocas de la Formación Cerro Varela integran el magmatismo gondwánico del Grupo Choiyoi de edad permotriásica de la Cordillera Frontal de Mendoza y San Juan. Abstract in english In the San Luis province, there are three sub-basins called Las Salinas, Beazley and Mercedes. These basins correspond to elongated rift depocenter with a NO orientation that host Triassic igneous rocks with thicknesses that reach 4,000 meters. The igneous rocks from Cerro Varela Formation, part of [...] the homonym hill, is the last vestige of the southern Sierra San Luis. The Triassic rhyolites that crop up in the sierra de Varela, are placed within a structural pattern associated with the formation of extensional basins. Crystal tuffs of Cerro Varela are corresponds to tuffs with high and low degree of welding, of rhyolitic composition and interpreted as pyroclastic deposits. For its lithology, age and regional context, the rocks of the Cerro Varela Formation integrate the Gondwanic magmatism of Permo-Triassic age, related to the Choiyoi Group of the Cordillera Frontal of Mendoza and San Juan.

  13. Petrología del plutón La Florida, sierra de San Luis Petrology of the La Florida stock, Sierra de San Luis

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    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 medium to coarse-grained peraluminous monzogranites, composed of quartz, microcline, plagioclase, muscovite, biotite and minor garnet. Biotite content decreases from the core to the margin of the pluton while muscovite, usually forming up to 4 cm-long porphyroblasts, and garnet amounts increase in such direction. This leads to a remarkable variation of the colour index across the body, grading from 12 % to 0 % at the contact with the country rocks. Abundants dykes and irregular bodies of pegmatites intrude the outer parts of the pluton as well as the adjacent metasedimentary country rocks. The mineralogical zonation and the increase of pegmatization to the margins is interpreted here as the result of the enrichment in water-rich late-magmatic fluids which caused subsolid reactions with the minerals cristallized during the orthomagmatic stage. The magmatism is related to the Famatinian subduction, showing a syn-collisional affinity and S-type evolutionary trend. However, several differences have been found between La Florida and others syn-kinematic S-type granitoids from the Sierra de San Luis.

  14. Petrología del plutón La Florida, sierra de San Luis / Petrology of the La Florida stock, Sierra de San Luis

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    E., Carol; P., Parrini; N., Brogioni.

    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. Abstract in english 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 subgreywake [...] s and sandstones-derived rocks of the Micaschist Group. Intrusive rocks are mostly greyish medium to coarse-grained peraluminous monzogranites, composed of quartz, microcline, plagioclase, muscovite, biotite and minor garnet. Biotite content decreases from the core to the margin of the pluton while muscovite, usually forming up to 4 cm-long porphyroblasts, and garnet amounts increase in such direction. This leads to a remarkable variation of the colour index across the body, grading from 12 % to 0 % at the contact with the country rocks. Abundants dykes and irregular bodies of pegmatites intrude the outer parts of the pluton as well as the adjacent metasedimentary country rocks. The mineralogical zonation and the increase of pegmatization to the margins is interpreted here as the result of the enrichment in water-rich late-magmatic fluids which caused subsolid reactions with the minerals cristallized during the orthomagmatic stage. The magmatism is related to the Famatinian subduction, showing a syn-collisional affinity and S-type evolutionary trend. However, several differences have been found between La Florida and others syn-kinematic S-type granitoids from the Sierra de San Luis.

  15. Investigating Sources and Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds in California's San Joaquin Valley

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    Gentner, D. R.; Harley, R. A.; Weber, R.; Karlik, J. F.; Goldstein, A. H.

    2011-12-01

    Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are regulated both as primary air pollutants and as precursors to the formation of secondary organic aerosol and tropospheric ozone. The San Joaquin Valley, a non-attainment area for ozone and PM2.5, contains a variety of point, area, and mobile VOC sources that contribute to both primary and secondary pollution. Using ambient measurements of over 100 different VOCs and Intermediate Volatility Organic Compounds (IVOCs) made at multiple field sites, we assess the magnitude and importance of various VOC sources in the San Joaquin Valley. Hourly measurements were made during the spring and summer of 2010 via in-situ gas chromatography in Bakersfield, CA as part of the CalNex experiment and also at a rural site located 100 km north of Bakersfield. Additionally, in-situ measurements of fresh motor vehicle exhaust were made in Oakland's Caldecott tunnel during the summer of 2010. Measurements include a broad array of anthropogenic and biogenic VOCs ranging in size from 1 to 17 carbon atoms, including many compounds with functional groups or substituents (e.g. aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, halogens, sulfur, & nitrogen). Using statistical methods of source apportionment, covariance, source receptor modeling, and air parcel back trajectories, we assess the impact of various sources on observed VOC concentrations at our field sites in the San Joaquin Valley. Prevalent sources include gasoline and diesel-vehicle exhaust, petroleum extraction/refining, biogenic emissions from agricultural crops and natural vegetation, and emissions from dairy operations and animal husbandry. We use measurements of fresh motor vehicle emissions from the Caldecott tunnel to constrain apportionment of gasoline and diesel-related VOCs and IVOCs in the San Joaquin Valley. Initial results from Bakersfield show substantial influence from local anthropogenic VOC sources, but there is evidence for transport of emissions from both anthropogenic and biogenic sources elsewhere in the region. For example, large biogenic sources appear to be regional rather than local since concentrations of isoprene peak in the late afternoon/evening suggesting transport from northern parts of the valley. We observed elevated concentrations of numerous alcohols and carbonyls in the San Joaquin Valley; for example mixing ratios of ethanol and acetone at the Bakersfield supersite had inner quartile ranges of 1.2-9.4 ppbv and 0.58-1.6 ppbv, with daytime averages near 2 and 1 ppbv, respectively. Additionally, we assess the sources and emissions of the IVOCs observed in the San Joaquin Valley, which include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, large biogenic compounds, and high molecular weight alkanes and aromatics.

  16. Danger on mountain roads, Iglesia Department, San Juan, Argentina

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    This paper is related to Mining Projects at Valle del Cura - Iglesia Department-San Juan Province-Argentina Republic. Basis for an Integrated Management of a Sustainable Mining.It aims at locating and analyzing natural dangers which may interfere high mountain paths, such as climatic, anthropic and/or tectonic factors since they may stop a region development. A hillside, a mountainside,a talus or a slope may have, due to their extensive areas, either lithological or structural variations which might determine the presence of un stability phenomena.The cordillera n Iglesia sector major dangers are related to mass displacement movements as a result of the great quantity of unstable detritus situated in valleys slopes.Landsat images, aerial photographs, topographic and geological maps data allowed to detect several sectors that may generate mass displacement movements, Arroyo de Aguas Negras rising sector was selected because it is on the right of National Route No. 150 trace. It is not only a national, but also an international route that connects Argentina and Chile.(author)

  17. Estimates of suspended sediment entering San Francisco Bay from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta, San Francisco Bay, California

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    McKee, L.J.; Ganju, N.K.; Schoellhamer, D.H.

    2006-01-01

    This study demonstrates the use of suspended-sediment concentration (SSC) data collected at Mallard Island as a means of determining suspended-sediment load entering San Francisco Bay from the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds. Optical backscatter (OBS) data were collected every 15 min during water years (WYs) 1995-2003 and converted to SSC. Daily fluvial advective sediment load was estimated by combining estimated Delta outflow with daily averaged SSC. On days when no data were available, SSC was estimated using linear interpolation. A model was developed to estimate the landward dispersive load using velocity and SSC data collected during WYs 1994 and 1996. The advective and dispersive loads were summed to estimate the total load. Annual suspended-sediment load at Mallard Island averaged 1.2??0.4 Mt (million metric tonnes). Given that the average water discharge for the 1995-2003 period was greater than the long -term average discharge, it seems likely that the average suspended-sediment load may be less than 1.2??0.4 Mt. Average landward dispersive load was 0.24 Mt/yr, 20% of the total. On average during the wet season, 88% of the annual suspended-sediment load was discharged through the Delta and 43% occurred during the wettest 30-day period. The January 1997 flood transported 1.2 Mt of suspended sediment or about 11% of the total 9-year load (10.9 Mt). Previous estimates of sediment load at Mallard Island are about a factor of 3 greater because they lacked data downstream from riverine gages and sediment load has decreased. Decreasing suspended-sediment loads may increase erosion in the Bay, help to cause remobilization of buried contaminants, and reduce the supply of sediment for restoration projects. ?? 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Melting of San Carlos olivine in the presence of carbon at 6-12 GPa

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    Garai, J; Garai, Jozsef; Gasparik, Tibor

    2003-01-01

    Experiments at 6-12 GPa showed that San Carlos olivine surrounded by carbon melts incongruently at 1400 C and higher temperatures, producing olivine with lower Fe contents, pyroxene, carbide, and carbonate melt. The relatively low melting temperature of 1400 C, independent of pressure, is consistent with carbonate melting. The new evidence for the reduced stability of olivine at high temperatures in the presence of carbonate melts is consistent with geophysical observations, and results in a substantially improved agreement between the experimentally determined phase relations and the observed seismic velocity structure of the upper mantle.

  19. Cianobacterias del embalse San Roque (Córdoba, Argentina) / Cyanobacteria of the San Roque reservoir (Córdoba, Argentina)

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    Inés Claudia, Daga; Marcelo Javier, Pierotto.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo es una contribución al conocimiento de las cianobacterias presentes en el embalse San Roque y forma parte de un estudio integral de la flora algal del mencionado embalse. Se citan 24 taxa correspondientes a los Ordenes Chroococcales (11), Nostocales (8) y Oscillatoriales (5). Synechocys [...] tis aquatilis, Gloeocapsa rupestris, Gomphosphaeria aponina, Chamaesiphon incrustans f. incrustans, Scytonema crispum, Tolypothrix distorta, Gloeotrichia pisum, Calothrix fusca, Trichodesmium lacustre, Geitlerinema splendidum, Lyngbya aestuarii y Borzia trilocularis son nuevas citas para la zona de estudio. Abstract in english This work is a contribution to the knowledge of the Cyanobacteria present in the San Roque reservoir and forms a part of an integral study of its algal flora. Twenty-four taxa are described and ilustrated: 11 Chroococcales, 8 Nostocales, and 5 Oscillatoriales. Synechocystis aquatilis, Gloeocapsa rup [...] estris, Gomphosphaeria aponina, Chamaesiphon incrustans f. incrustans, Scytonema crispum, Tolypothrix distorta, Gloeotrichia pisum, Calothrix fusca, Trichodesmium lacustre, Geitlerinema splendidum, Lyngbya aestuarii and Borzia trilocularis.

  20. Cianobacterias del embalse San Roque (Córdoba, Argentina Cyanobacteria of the San Roque reservoir (Córdoba, Argentina

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    Inés Claudia Daga

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo es una contribución al conocimiento de las cianobacterias presentes en el embalse San Roque y forma parte de un estudio integral de la flora algal del mencionado embalse. Se citan 24 taxa correspondientes a los Ordenes Chroococcales (11, Nostocales (8 y Oscillatoriales (5. Synechocystis aquatilis, Gloeocapsa rupestris, Gomphosphaeria aponina, Chamaesiphon incrustans f. incrustans, Scytonema crispum, Tolypothrix distorta, Gloeotrichia pisum, Calothrix fusca, Trichodesmium lacustre, Geitlerinema splendidum, Lyngbya aestuarii y Borzia trilocularis son nuevas citas para la zona de estudio.This work is a contribution to the knowledge of the Cyanobacteria present in the San Roque reservoir and forms a part of an integral study of its algal flora. Twenty-four taxa are described and ilustrated: 11 Chroococcales, 8 Nostocales, and 5 Oscillatoriales. Synechocystis aquatilis, Gloeocapsa rupestris, Gomphosphaeria aponina, Chamaesiphon incrustans f. incrustans, Scytonema crispum, Tolypothrix distorta, Gloeotrichia pisum, Calothrix fusca, Trichodesmium lacustre, Geitlerinema splendidum, Lyngbya aestuarii and Borzia trilocularis.

  1. Microbial biogeography of San Francisco Bay sediments

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    Lee, J. A.; Francis, C. A.

    2014-12-01

    The largest estuary on the west coast of North America, San Francisco Bay is an ecosystem of enormous biodiversity, and also enormous human impact. The benthos has experienced dredging, occupation by invasive species, and over a century of sediment input as a result of hydraulic mining. Although the Bay's great cultural and ecological importance has inspired numerous surveys of the benthic macrofauna, to date there has been almost no investigation of the microbial communities on the Bay floor. An understanding of those microbial communities would contribute significantly to our understanding of both the biogeochemical processes (which are driven by the microbiota) and the physical processes (which contribute to microbial distributions) in the Bay. Here, we present the first broad survey of bacterial and archaeal taxa in the sediments of the San Francisco Bay. We conducted 16S rRNA community sequencing of bacteria and archaea in sediment samples taken bimonthly for one year, from five sites spanning the salinity gradient between Suisun and Central Bay, in order to capture the effect of both spatial and temporal environmental variation on microbial diversity. From the same samples we also conducted deep sequencing of a nitrogen-cycling functional gene, nirS, allowing an assessment of evolutionary diversity at a much finer taxonomic scale within an important and widespread functional group of bacteria. We paired these sequencing projects with extensive geochemical metadata as well as information about macrofaunal distribution. Our data reveal a diversity of distinct biogeographical patterns among different taxa: clades ubiquitous across sites; clades that respond to measurable environmental drivers; and clades that show geographical site-specificity. These community datasets allow us to test the hypothesis that salinity is a major driver of both overall microbial community structure and community structure of the denitrifying bacteria specifically; and to assess whether patterns of diversity observed at the broadest of taxonomic scales also apply to patterns observed within a single extremely diverse gene (nirS). In sum, this project provides a first look at the forces driving the migration and selection of microbial communities in San Francisco Bay.

  2. SANS spectra of the fractal supernucleosomal chromatin structure models

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    The eukaryotic genome consists of chromatin-a nucleoprotein complex with hierarchical architecture based on nucleosomes, the organization of higher-order chromatin structures still remains unknown. Available experimental data, including SANS spectra we had obtained for whole nuclei, suggested fractal nature of chromatin. Previously we had built random-walk supernucleosomal models (up to 106 nucleosomes) to interpret our SANS spectra. Here we report a new method to build fractal supernucleosomal structure of a given fractal dimension or two different dimensions. Agreement between calculated and experimental SANS spectra was significantly improved, especially for model with two fractal dimensions—3 and 2.

  3. Nondestructive testing of high-temperature alloys by small angle neutron scattering (SANS)

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    The suitability of the Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) technique for the measurement of microstructural parameters of high-temperature alloys has been studied. The aim was the non-destructive determination of the creep damage for the estimation of the residual lifetime of service loaded gas turbine blades. In the first step the quantitative correlation between the SANS Signal and the microstructure of the material has been investigated using two oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloys of simple microstructure. The size distributions of the dispersoid in the as-received alloy and the thermally induced growth of the dispersoid have been measured. Good agreement with results of transmission electron microscopy examinations was found. Subsequently the relationship between the SNS signal and the strain of a typical, creep loaded, ?'-strengthened Ni-base superalloy has been investigated. In a series of creep specimens made from the cast superalloy IN100, systematically increasing amounts of creep strain have been produced. With these specimens two parameters can be derived from the SANS scattering curve, each pair of values having a clear relationship with the creep strain. A hypothesis is discussed concerning the related scattering mechanism. (orig.)

  4. Pteridofitas indicadoras de alteración ambiental en el bosque templado de San Jerónimo Amanalco, Texcoco, México

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Pteridophytes that indicate environmental alteration in the temperate forest of San Jerónimo Amanalco, Texcoco, México. Pteridophytes that indicate environmental alteration in the San Jerónimo Amanalco temperate forest, Texcoco, Mexico. The patterns of distribution of 26 pteridophyte species were studied as possible indicators of environmental alteration in the temperate forest of San Jerónimo Amanalco, Texcoco, State of Mexico. The presence and abundance of the pteridoflora was studied in relation to edaphic, topographic and vegetation variables in 100 sampling locations within an area of 494 hectares. The relationship between these variables was studied using Canonical Correspondence Analysis. Five landscapes were recognized in the study zone according to the degree of deterioration: severe erosion, erosion, mountain with moderate reversible deterioration, mountain with no evident deterioration, and canyon with no evident deterioration. Cheilanthes bonariensis and Pellaea ternifolia are indicators of environmental degradation. The taxa that only grow in landscapes without apparent alteration are Adiantum andicola, Adiantum poiretii, Argyrochosma incana, Asplenium blepharophorum, Dryopteris pseudo filix-mas, Equisetum hyemale and Pteris cretica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (2: 641-656. Epub 2008 June 30.

  5. Pteridofitas indicadoras de alteración ambiental en el bosque templado de San Jerónimo Amanalco, Texcoco, México

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    Lucía, Rodríguez Romero; Leticia, Pacheco; José Alejandro, Zavala Hurtado.

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    Full Text Available Pteridophytes that indicate environmental alteration in the temperate forest of San Jerónimo Amanalco, Texcoco, México. Pteridophytes that indicate environmental alteration in the San Jerónimo Amanalco temperate forest, Texcoco, Mexico. The patterns of distribution of 26 pteridophyte species were st [...] udied as possible indicators of environmental alteration in the temperate forest of San Jerónimo Amanalco, Texcoco, State of Mexico. The presence and abundance of the pteridoflora was studied in relation to edaphic, topographic and vegetation variables in 100 sampling locations within an area of 494 hectares. The relationship between these variables was studied using Canonical Correspondence Analysis. Five landscapes were recognized in the study zone according to the degree of deterioration: severe erosion, erosion, mountain with moderate reversible deterioration, mountain with no evident deterioration, and canyon with no evident deterioration. Cheilanthes bonariensis and Pellaea ternifolia are indicators of environmental degradation. The taxa that only grow in landscapes without apparent alteration are Adiantum andicola, Adiantum poiretii, Argyrochosma incana, Asplenium blepharophorum, Dryopteris pseudo filix-mas, Equisetum hyemale and Pteris cretica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (2): 641-656. Epub 2008 June 30.

  6. san Andrés, Pinar del Río, Cuba

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se realizó en la Unidad Forestal San Andrés, en el área que corresponde a las alturas de pizarras, tuvo como objetivo realizar una valoración de diferentes aspectos de su morfología y el endemismo de las especies de plantas leñosas acompañantes en los ecosistemas de pinares naturales presentes en esa zona. Para realizar esta valoración se tomaron en cuenta aspectos como el tipo biológico, la textura de la hoja, el tamaño de la planta, la distribución de la especie y la familia de las especies recolectadas en las zonas de muestreo. Se llegó a la conclusión de que la vegetación acompañante se caracteriza por ser especies de pequeño a mediano tamaño, con hojas medianamente pequeñas, y que no existe entre estas especies ninguna endémica a nivel de distrito o local.

  7. Phoenix Landing Ellipse Over San Francisco

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    2008-01-01

    This map compares the size of the area where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is expected to land, called the landing ellipse (red), to the size of the San Francisco Bay Area. Phoenix has a 99.9 percent probability of landing within the area denoted by its landing ellipse, a region in the northern plains of Mars centered at approximately 68 degrees north latitude, 233 degrees east longitude. The ellipse is about 70 kilometers (44 miles) long. Phoenix is most likely to land near the center of the ellipse, and least likely to land at its very edges. The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  8. Paleomagnetism of San Cristobal Island, Galapagos

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    Cox, A.

    1971-01-01

    Isla San Cristobal, the most easterly of the Galapagos Islands, consists of two parts: a large volcano constitutes the southwest half of the island and an irregular apron of small cones and flows makes up the northeast half. As some of the younger flows on the flanks of the large volcano are reversely magnetized, the minimum age of the volcano is 0.7 my, which is the age of the Brunhes-Matuyama reversal boundary. The true age is probably several times greater. The cones and flows to the northeast are all normally magnetized. The between-site angular dispersion of virtual poles is 11.3?? - a value consistent with mathematical models for the latitude dependence of geomagnetic secular variation. ?? 1971.

  9. Depósitos descheelita asociados a lamprófiros/biotititas departamento San Martín, San Luis Scheelite oredeposit associated with lamprophyres and biotitite in San Martín District, SanLuis province

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    Teresita Montenegro

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En el noreste de la sierra deSan Luis se encuentran numerosos yacimientos de wolframio. En el departamentoSan Martín hay tres grupos mineros: Los Avestruces, La Aspereza y CerritoBlanco. La geología del área está constituida por rocas del ComplejoMetamórfico Conlara, compuesto por esquistos cuarzo-micáceos de rumboaproximado N300º y por granitoides y pegmatitas. Además, hay lamprófiroscalcoalcalinos sobresaturados que conforman cuerpos subverticales de rumboNO-SE a O-E. Hacia la salbanda se incrementa la cantidad de biotita hasta un80-90% constituyendo una roca denominada biotitita que sería producto deprocesos metasomáticos y posterior cataclasis del lamprófiro. La biotititaresulta enriquecida en potasio, rubidio y wolframio, entre otros elementos. Lamineralización scheelítica, en ganga de cuarzo y biotita y/o turmalina, sedispone en vetas lenticulares que se alojan frecuentemente en el contacto entrelamprófiro/biotitita y roca de caja. La scheelita se dispone en ojos en losplanos de esquistosidad de la biotitita y diseminada en el cuarzo. Lamineralización de las venas ha tenido lugar a partir de fluidos de composicióncompleja XH2O: 0,87/0,82 - XCO2: 0,11/0,16 - XNaCl:0,015/0,013 - (CH4 y la scheelita precipitó por un proceso dedesmezcla por debajo de 320°C y 2,3 kb según el estudio de las inclusionesfluidas. La deformación de la fase achaliana y la intrusión del batolito LasChacras-Piedras Coloradas (Devónico a Carbonífero son los eventos quepromovieron la removilización de fluidos de los sedimentos del basamento, sucanalización en fracturas, y el metasomatismo y la mineralización.Towards thenortheast of the Sierra de San Luis several wolfram ore deposits occur. In SanMartín district they are divided into three groups: Los Avestruces, LaEsperanza and Cerrito Blanco. The geology of this area is formed of the Conlarametamorphic complex composed of schists (with a strike of 300º north,granitoids and pegmatites. In the same area subsaturated chalco-alkalinelamprophyres also appear as subvertical bodies with NW-NE strikes. Toward theboundaries of these rocks, the amount of biotite rises gradually from 80 to 90%developing a biotitite rock due to metasomatic processes and the superimposeddeformation. This biotitite is rich in K, Rb and W among other elements. Thescheelite mineralization (with quartz, biotite and tourmaline as non oreminerals occurs in veins that are usually hosted between the lamprophyres andthe wall rocks. Scheelite also appears between the schist planes of thebiotitite rocks as well as disseminated crystals in quartz aggregates. Thismineralization took place from fluids with XH2O: 0.87/0.82 - XCO2:0.11/0.16 - XNaCl: 0.015/0.013 - (CH4 meanwhile the scheelite,according to the fluid inclusions studies, precipitated from unmixing processesbelow 320°C and 2.3 kb. Achaliana orogeny and the intrusion of LasChacras-Piedras Coloradas batholiths (Devonian-Carboniferous were theresponsible for the slight rise of the fluids from the basement, the generationof fault structures through which they rose, the metasomatism and themineralization.

  10. Depósitos descheelita asociados a lamprófiros/biotititas departamento San Martín, San Luis / Scheelite oredeposit associated with lamprophyres and biotitite in San Martín District, SanLuis province

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    Teresita, Montenegro; Ricardo O., Etcheverry; Pablo R., Leal; Milka K., De Brodtkorb.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En el noreste de la sierra deSan Luis se encuentran numerosos yacimientos de wolframio. En el departamentoSan Martín hay tres grupos mineros: Los Avestruces, La Aspereza y CerritoBlanco. La geología del área está constituida por rocas del ComplejoMetamórfico Conlara, compuesto por esquistos cuarzo-m [...] icáceos de rumboaproximado N300º y por granitoides y pegmatitas. Además, hay lamprófiroscalcoalcalinos sobresaturados que conforman cuerpos subverticales de rumboNO-SE a O-E. Hacia la salbanda se incrementa la cantidad de biotita hasta un80-90% constituyendo una roca denominada biotitita que sería producto deprocesos metasomáticos y posterior cataclasis del lamprófiro. La biotititaresulta enriquecida en potasio, rubidio y wolframio, entre otros elementos. Lamineralización scheelítica, en ganga de cuarzo y biotita y/o turmalina, sedispone en vetas lenticulares que se alojan frecuentemente en el contacto entrelamprófiro/biotitita y roca de caja. La scheelita se dispone en ojos en losplanos de esquistosidad de la biotitita y diseminada en el cuarzo. Lamineralización de las venas ha tenido lugar a partir de fluidos de composicióncompleja XH2O: 0,87/0,82 - XCO2: 0,11/0,16 - XNaCl:0,015/0,013 - (CH4) y la scheelita precipitó por un proceso dedesmezcla por debajo de 320°C y 2,3 kb según el estudio de las inclusionesfluidas. La deformación de la fase achaliana y la intrusión del batolito LasChacras-Piedras Coloradas (Devónico a Carbonífero) son los eventos quepromovieron la removilización de fluidos de los sedimentos del basamento, sucanalización en fracturas, y el metasomatismo y la mineralización. Abstract in english Towards thenortheast of the Sierra de San Luis several wolfram ore deposits occur. In SanMartín district they are divided into three groups: Los Avestruces, LaEsperanza and Cerrito Blanco. The geology of this area is formed of the Conlarametamorphic complex composed of schists (with a strike of 300º [...] north),granitoids and pegmatites. In the same area subsaturated chalco-alkalinelamprophyres also appear as subvertical bodies with NW-NE strikes. Toward theboundaries of these rocks, the amount of biotite rises gradually from 80 to 90%developing a biotitite rock due to metasomatic processes and the superimposeddeformation. This biotitite is rich in K, Rb and W among other elements. Thescheelite mineralization (with quartz, biotite and tourmaline as non oreminerals) occurs in veins that are usually hosted between the lamprophyres andthe wall rocks. Scheelite also appears between the schist planes of thebiotitite rocks as well as disseminated crystals in quartz aggregates. Thismineralization took place from fluids with XH2O: 0.87/0.82 - XCO2:0.11/0.16 - XNaCl: 0.015/0.013 - (CH4) meanwhile the scheelite,according to the fluid inclusions studies, precipitated from unmixing processesbelow 320°C and 2.3 kb. Achaliana orogeny and the intrusion of LasChacras-Piedras Coloradas batholiths (Devonian-Carboniferous) were theresponsible for the slight rise of the fluids from the basement, the generationof fault structures through which they rose, the metasomatism and themineralization.

  11. San Carlos Apache Tribe - Energy Organizational Analysis

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    Rapp, James; Albert, Steve

    2012-04-01

    The San Carlos Apache Tribe (SCAT) was awarded $164,000 in late-2011 by the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) Tribal Energy Program's "First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands" Grant Program. This grant funded: ? The analysis and selection of preferred form(s) of tribal energy organization (this Energy Organization Analysis, hereinafter referred to as "EOA"). ? Start-up staffing and other costs associated with the Phase 1 SCAT energy organization. ? An intern program. ? Staff training. ? Tribal outreach and workshops regarding the new organization and SCAT energy programs and projects, including two annual tribal energy summits (2011 and 2012). This report documents the analysis and selection of preferred form(s) of a tribal energy organization.

  12. Site prospection at san pedro mártir

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    J. Bohigas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Realizamos mediciones climatológicas y de seeing, en 5 sitios dentro del área reservada para uso astronómico en el Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Mártir (SPM, durante al menos 15 noches en cada uno de ellos. Las variables climáticas se midieron con una estación meteorológica Davis y un anemómetro ultrasónico Metek. El seeing fue medido con un RoboDIMM fabricado por NOAO. Las mediciones climatológicas y de seeing fueron comparadas con las obtenidas simultáneamente con la instrumentación del Thirty Meter Telescope Project en el Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN en SPM. Las diferencias de seeing son pequeñas en la mayor parte de los casos. Recomendamos que se realice una campaña de larga duración en Llano Alto 1, ya que es un sitio de fácil acceso y el seeing parece ser ligeramente mejor.

  13. Potential field studies of the central San Luis Basin and San Juan Mountains, Colorado and New Mexico, and southern and western Afghanistan

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    This dissertation includes three separate chapters, each demonstrating the interpretive utility of potential field (gravity and magnetic) geophysical datasets at various scales and in various geologic environments. The locations of these studies are the central San Luis Basin of Colorado and New Mexico, the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, and southern and western Afghanistan. The San Luis Basin is the northernmost of the major basins that make up the Rio Grande rift, and interpretation of gravity and aeromagnetic data reveals patterns of rifting, rift-sediment thicknesses, distribution of pre-rift volcanic and sedimentary rocks, and distribution of syn-rift volcanic rocks. Syn-rift Santa Fe Group sediments have a maximum thickness of ˜2 km in the Sanchez graben near the eastern margin of the basin along the central Sangre de Cristo fault zone. Under the Costilla Plains, thickness of these sediments is estimated to reach ˜1.3 km. The Santa Fe Group sediments also reach a thickness of nearly 1 km within the Monte Vista graben near the western basin margin along the San Juan Mountains. A narrow, north-south-trending structural high beneath San Pedro Mesa separates the graben from the structural depression beneath the Costilla Plains. Aeromagnetic anomalies are interpreted to mainly reflect variations of remanent magnetic polarity and burial depth of the 5.3-3.7 Ma Servilleta basalt of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. Magnetic-source depth estimates indicate patterns of subsidence following eruption of the basalt and show that the Sanchez graben has been the site of maximum subsidence. One of the largest and most pronounced gravity lows in North America lies over the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. A buried, low-density silicic batholith related to an Oligocene volcanic field coincident with the San Juan Mountains has been the accepted interpretation of the source of the gravity low since the 1970s. However, this interpretation was based on gravity data processed with standard techniques that break down in the SJVF region. We applied an unconventional processing procedure that uses geologically appropriate densities for the uppermost crust and digital topography to mostly remove the effect of the low density units that underlie the topography associated with the SJVF. We also reinterpreted vintage seismic refraction data that indicate the presence of two low-velocity zones under the SJVF. Assuming that the source of the gravity low on the improved gravity anomaly map is the same as the source of the low seismic velocities, integrated modeling defined the dimensions and overall density contrast of the batholith complex. Models show that the thickness of the batholith complex varies significantly laterally, with the greatest thickness (˜20 km) under the western SJVF, and lesser thicknesses (mapped in areas where they do not crop out. The Farah and Helmand blocks have distinctive geophysical expressions that separate them from the adjacent Eurasian and Indian plates. West-southwestward crustal extrusion, an effect of the Himalayan orogeny, is indicated to have occurred with greater displacement along the Farah block than along the Helmand block.

  14. Site prospection at San Pedro Mártir

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    J, Bohigas; J. M., Núñez; P. F., Guillén; F, Lazo; D, Hiriart; T, Calvario; O, Escoboza; A, Córdova; J, Valdez; E, Sohn.

    Full Text Available Realizamos mediciones climatológicas y de seeing, en 5 sitios dentro del área reservada para uso astronómico en el Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Mártir (SPM), durante al menos 15 noches en cada uno de ellos. Las variables climáticas se midieron con una estación meteorológica Davis y un anemóme [...] tro ultrasónico Metek. El seeing fue medido con un RoboDIMM fabricado por NOAO. Las mediciones climatológicas y de seeing fueron comparadas con las obtenidas simultáneamente con la instrumentación del Thirty Meter Telescope Project en el Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN) en SPM. Las diferencias de seeing son pequeñas en la mayor parte de los casos. Recomendamos que se realice una campaña de larga duración en Llano Alto 1, ya que es un sitio de fácil acceso y el seeing parece ser ligeramente mejor. Abstract in english Seeing and weather observations were conducted at 5 sites within the boundaries of the area reserved for astronomy at the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park (SPM), for at least 15 nights at each one of these. Weather variables were measured using a Davis Weather Station and a Metek Ultrasonic [...] Anemometer. Seeing information was collected with a NOAO RoboDIMM unit. Seeing and weather results were compared to those being delivered at the same time by the instrumentation of the Thirty Meter Telescope Project at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN) at SPM. Seeing differences are small in most cases. We recommend a long term campaign at the easily accessible site Llano Alto 1, where we found that seeing may be slightly better.

  15. Evolving Hazard Monitoring and Communication at San Vicente Volcano, El Salvador

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    Bowman, L. J.; Gierke, J. S.

    2014-12-01

    El Salvador has 20 potentially active volcanoes, four of which have erupted in the last 100 years. Since San Vicente Volcano has had no historic eruptions, monitoring is not a high priority; especially given the current eruptive crisis at San Miguel Volcano. Though probability of eruptive hazards remains low at San Vicente, it is arguably one of the most hazardous volcanoes in the country due to rainfall-induced landslides and debris-flow risk. At least 250 deaths occurred in November 2009 from landslides and debris flows triggered by Hurricane Ida. This disaster caused the Universidad de El Salvador - Facultad Multidisciplinaria Paracentral (UES-FMP, San Vicente, El Salvador) to partner with governmental and nongovernmental organizations (including the U.S. Peace Corps, U.S. Fulbright Program, Korean International Cooperation Agency, Protección Civil and the Centro de Protección para Desastres (CEPRODE)) to focus its faculty and student research toward hazard monitoring and risk studies. Newly established monitoring efforts include: measurement of surface cracks and localized rainfall by Protección Civil and local residents using crude extensometers and rain gauges; installation of six weather stations that operate within the most at-risk municipalities; seismic refraction surveys to better characterize stratigraphy and seasonal water table changes; and most recently, a USAID/NSF-funded initiative partnered with the UES-FMP to monitor seasonal hydrologic conditions related to flooding and groundwater recharge. The information from these initiatives is now used to communicate current conditions and warnings through a network of two-way radios established by CEPRODE and Protección Civil. Representatives from the multi-institutional team also communicate the data to authorities who make better-informed decisions regarding warnings and evacuations, as well as determine suitable areas for population relocation in the event of a crisis. Data will eventually be used to model and forecast potential hazard events.

  16. Quaternary Geochronology, Paleontology, and Archaeology of the Upper San Pedro River Valley, Sonora, Mexico

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    Gaines, E. P.

    2013-12-01

    This poster presents the results of multi-disciplinary investigations of the preservation and extent of Quaternary fossil-bearing strata in the San Pedro River Valley in Sonora, Mexico. Geologic deposits in the portions of the San Pedro Valley in southern Arizona contain one of the best late Cenozoic fossil records known in North America and the best record of early humans and extinct mammals on the continent. The basin in the U.S. is one of the type locations for the Blancan Land Mammal Age. Hemiphilian and Irvingtonian fossils are common. Rancholabrean remains are widespread. Strata in the valley adjacent to the international border with Mexico have yielded the densest concentration of archaeological mammoth-kill sites known in the western hemisphere. Despite more than 60 years of research in the U.S., however, and the fact that over one third of the San Pedro River lies south of the international boundary, little has been known about the late Cenozoic geology of the valley in Mexico. The study reported here utilized extensive field survey, archaeological documentation, paleontological excavations, stratigraphic mapping and alluvial geochronology to determine the nature and extent of Quaternary fossil-bearing deposits in the portions of the San Pedro Valley in Sonora, Mexico. The results demonstrate that the Plio-Pleistocene fossil -bearing formations known from the valley in Arizona extend into the uppermost reaches of the valley in Mexico. Several new fossil sites were discovered that yielded the remains of Camelids, Equus, Mammuthus, and other Proboscidean species. Late Pleistocene archaeological remains were found on the surface of the surrounding uplands. AMS radiocarbon dating demonstrates the widespread preservation of middle- to late- Holocene deposits. However, the late Pleistocene deposits that contain the archaeological mammoth-kill sites in Arizona are absent in the valley in Mexico, and are now known to be restricted to relatively small portions of the valley immediately north of the international border.

  17. Water-balance and groundwater-flow estimation for an arid environment: San Diego region, California

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    Flint, L. E.; Flint, A. L.; Stolp, B. J.; Danskin, W. R.

    2012-03-01

    The coastal-plain aquifer that underlies the San Diego City metropolitan area in southern California is a groundwater resource. The understanding of the region-wide water balance and the recharge of water from the high elevation mountains to the east needs to be improved to quantify the subsurface inflows to the coastal plain in order to develop the groundwater as a long term resource. This study is intended to enhance the conceptual understanding of the water balance and related recharge processes in this arid environment by developing a regional model of the San Diego region and all watersheds adjacent or draining to the coastal plain, including the Tijuana River basin. This model was used to quantify the various components of the water balance, including semi-quantitative estimates of subsurface groundwater flow to the coastal plain. Other approaches relying on independent data were used to test or constrain the scoping estimates of recharge and runoff, including a reconnaissance-level groundwater model of the San Diego River basin, one of three main rivers draining to the coastal plain. Estimates of subsurface flow delivered to the coastal plain from the river basins ranged from 12.3 to 28.8 million m3 yr-1 from the San Diego River basin for the calibration period (1982-2009) to 48.8 million m3 yr-1 from all major river basins for the entire coastal plain for the long-term period 1940-2009. This range of scoping estimates represents the impact of climatic variability and realistically bounds the likely groundwater availability, while falling well within the variable estimates of regional recharge. However, the scarcity of physical and hydrologic data in this region hinders the exercise to narrow the range and reduce the uncertainty.

  18. Water-balance and groundwater-flow estimation for an arid environment: San Diego region, California

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    L. E. Flint

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The coastal-plain aquifer that underlies the San Diego City metropolitan area in southern California is a groundwater resource. The understanding of the region-wide water balance and the recharge of water from the high elevation mountains to the east needs to be improved to quantify the subsurface inflows to the coastal plain in order to develop the groundwater as a long term resource. This study is intended to enhance the conceptual understanding of the water balance and related recharge processes in this arid environment by developing a regional model of the San Diego region and all watersheds adjacent or draining to the coastal plain, including the Tijuana River basin. This model was used to quantify the various components of the water balance, including semi-quantitative estimates of subsurface groundwater flow to the coastal plain. Other approaches relying on independent data were used to test or constrain the scoping estimates of recharge and runoff, including a reconnaissance-level groundwater model of the San Diego River basin, one of three main rivers draining to the coastal plain. Estimates of subsurface flow delivered to the coastal plain from the river basins ranged from 12.3 to 28.8 million m3 yr?1 from the San Diego River basin for the calibration period (1982–2009 to 48.8 million m3 yr?1 from all major river basins for the entire coastal plain for the long-term period 1940–2009. This range of scoping estimates represents the impact of climatic variability and realistically bounds the likely groundwater availability, while falling well within the variable estimates of regional recharge. However, the scarcity of physical and hydrologic data in this region hinders the exercise to narrow the range and reduce the uncertainty.

  19. Interpretaciones sobre la redención de censos enfitéuticos en Guatemala a finales del siglo XIX: Los casos de Antigua Guatemala,San Felipe y San Mateo Milpas Altas / Interpretations about emphyteutic census redemption in Guatemala in late Nineteenth Century: The cases of Antigua Guatemala, San Felipe and San Mateo Milpas Altas

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    Aquiles Omar, Ávila Quijas.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza la manera en la que tres ayuntamientos del Departamento de Sacatepéquez, Guatemala (Antigua Guatemala, San Felipe y San Mateo Milpas Altas) interpretaron el decreto de redención de censos enfitéuticos de 1877. El objetivo es demostrar que la significación de la propiedad [...] privada estaba vinculada a la relación comunidad-autoridad y a la cohesión social que se generó a partir de la misma, con lo cual se cuestiona la hipótesis historiográfica de que los ayuntamientos indígenas fueron pauperizados y despojados de sus tierras en el Régimen Liberal. Se hace a través de dos vías de análisis: la primera en términos de lo comunitario y la segunda a través de la acción colectiva y el institucionalismo. Finalmente, se logra ver que fue el ayuntamiento no indígena, Antigua Guatemala, el que más rápidamente se pauperizó, mientras los otros dos lograron mantener la dinámica social y el flujo de ingresos aun cuando privatizaron sus tierras. Abstract in english This article analyses the interpretation that three city councils from the Department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala (Antigua Guatemala, San Felipe and San Mateo Milpas Altas) made of the emphyteutic census redemption decree from 1877. The objective is to demonstrate that the signification of private pr [...] operty was related to the community-authority relationship and the social cohesion derived from it, which gives the opportunity to question the historiographical hypothesis that underline that indigenous city councils were impoverished and their land stripped during the Liberal Regime. To accomplish this there are traced to analysis ways, the first one is about community and the second one is drawn through collective action and institutionalism. Finally, it can be seen that the non-indigenous city council, Antigua Guatemala, was impoverished sooner, while the other two maintained their social dynamic and the money flow even when their lands were privatize.

  20. Concentración de hierro disuelto en la zona del mínimo de oxígeno frente al umbral de San Esteban, golfo de California / Concentration of dissolved iron in the oxygen minimum zone off San Esteban sill, Gulf of California

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    José Antonio, Segovia-Zavala; Francisco, Delgadillo-Hinojosa; Miguel Ángel, Huerta-Díaz; Albino, Muñoz-Barbosa; Manuel Salvador, Galindo-Bect; José Martín, Hernández-Ayón; Eunise Vanessa, Torres-Delgado.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Se registran concentraciones de hierro disuelto (Fe d) en la zona del mínimo de oxígeno (ZMO) del golfo de California, que se ubicó frente al relieve del umbral de San Esteban y entre el Agua Subsuperficial Subtropical (ASS) y el Agua Intermedia del Pacífico. La concentración promedio de Fe d en la [...] ZMO fue de 3.84 ± 2.48 nM, con un valor mínimo de 1.48 nM y un máximo de 10.02 nM. Estas concentraciones son mayores y están enriquecidas (8:1) en relación con las de la ZMO del océano Pacífico Nororiental Tropical (0.25-1.2 nM), cuyas aguas ingresan al golfo de California mediante el ASS. La resuspensión de sedimentos y aguas ricas en Fe d provocan el incremento de este metal en las estaciones aledañas al umbral de San Esteban. Por otro lado, los valores relativamente menores son producto de la desnitrificación en la zona subóxica en las estaciones más alejadas del umbral de San Esteban. Abstract in english Dissolved iron (Fe d) concentrations are reported for the Gulf of California oxygen minimum zone (OMZ), which was located in front of San Esteban sill, between Subtropical Subsurface Water (SSW) and Pacific Intermediate Water. Mean Fe d concentration in the OMZ was 3.84 ± 2.48 nM, with minimum and m [...] aximum values of 1.48 and 10.02 nM. These concentrations are higher and are enriched in relation to the Tropical Northeast Pacific Ocean OMZ (0.25-1.2 nM), whose waters enter the gulf through SSW. Sediment resuspension and Fe d-enriched waters cause the observed Fe increase at the stations located near San Esteban sill. On the other hand, the relatively lower Fe d concentrations found at the stations farthest from the sill are the result of denitrification in the suboxic zone.

  1. Pavonia Argentina (Malvaceae) nuevo registro para la flora de la provincia de San Luis (Argentina) / Pavonia Argentina (Malvaceae) new record for San Luis province flora (Argentina)

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    María Cecilia, Carosio; María José, Junqueras; Alicia, Andersen; María Cecilia, Fernández Belmonte.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se cita por primera vez la presencia de Pavonia argentina para la provincia de San Luis, Argentina. [...] Abstract in english It has been detected the presence of Pavonia argentina in San Luis Province, Argentina. [...

  2. Forecasting Selenium Discharges to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary: Ecological Effects of A Proposed San Luis Drain Extension

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    Presser, Theresa S.; Luoma, Samuel N.

    2006-01-01

    Selenium discharges to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta) could change significantly if federal and state agencies (1) approve an extension of the San Luis Drain to convey agricultural drainage from the western San Joaquin Valley to the North Bay (Suisun Bay, Carquinez Strait, and San Pablo Bay); (2) allow changes in flow patterns of the lower San Joaquin River and Bay-Delta while using an existing portion of the San Luis Drain to convey agricultural drainage to a tributary of the San Joaquin River; or (3) revise selenium criteria for the protection of aquatic life or issue criteria for the protection of wildlife. Understanding the biotransfer of selenium is essential to evaluating effects of selenium on Bay-Delta ecosystems. Confusion about selenium threats to fish and wildlife stem from (1) monitoring programs that do not address specific protocols necessary for an element that bioaccumulates; and (2) failure to consider the full complexity of the processes that result in selenium toxicity. Past studies show that predators are more at risk from selenium contamination than their prey, making it difficult to use traditional methods to predict risk from environmental concentrations alone. This report presents an approach to conceptualize and model the fate and effects of selenium under various load scenarios from the San Joaquin Valley. For each potential load, progressive forecasts show resulting (1) water-column concentration; (2) speciation; (3) transformation to particulate form; (4) particulate concentration; (5) bioaccumulation by invertebrates; (6) trophic transfer to predators; and (7) effects on those predators. Enough is known to establish a first-order understanding of relevant conditions, biological response, and ecological risks should selenium be discharged directly into the North Bay through a conveyance such as a proposed extension of the San Luis Drain. The approach presented here, the Bay-Delta selenium model, determines the mass, fate, and effects of selenium released to the Bay-Delta through use of (1) historical land-use, drainage, alluvial-fill, and runoff databases; (2) existing knowledge concerning biogeochemical reactions and physiological parameters of selenium (e.g., speciation, partitioning between dissolved and particulate forms, and bivalve assimilation efficiency); and (3) site-specific data mainly from 1986 to 1996 for clams and bottom-feeding fish and birds. Selenium load scenarios consider effluents from North Bay oil refineries and discharges of agricultural drainage from the San Joaquin Valley to enable calculation of (a) a composite freshwater endmember selenium concentration at the head of the estuary; and (b) a selenium concentration at a selected seawater location (Carquinez Strait) as a foundation for modeling. Analysis of selenium effects also takes into account the mode of conveyance for agricultural drainage (i.e., the San Luis Drain or San Joaquin River); and flows of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River on a seasonal or monthly basis. Load scenarios for San Joaquin Valley mirror predictions made since 1955 of a worsening salt (and by inference, selenium) build-up exacerbated by an arid climate and massive irrigation. The reservoir of selenium in the San Joaquin Valley is sufficient to provide loading at an annual rate of approximately 42,500 pounds of selenium to a Bay-Delta disposal point for 63 to 304 years at the lower range of projections presented here, even if influx of selenium from the California Coast Ranges could be curtailed. Disposal of wastewaters on an annual basis outside of the San Joaquin Valley may slow the degradation of valley resources, but drainage alone cannot alleviate the salt and selenium build-up in the San Joaquin Valley, at least within a century. Load scenarios also show the different proportions of selenium loading to the Bay-Delta. Oil refinery loads from 1986 to 1992 ranged from 8.5 to 20 pounds of selenium per day;

  3. San Sebastiani festivali varjutasid hiljutised terroriaktid / Aare Ermel

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    Ermel, Aare, 1957-2013

    2001-01-01

    San Sebastiani rahvusvahelisel filmifestivalil sai Suure Kuldse merikarbi tšiillase Orlando Lubberti film "Takso kolmele". Parima režissööri auhinna pälvis Jean-Pierre Ameris realistliku draamaga "C'est la vie". Ka teistest auhinnatutest

  4. The Trail Inventory of San Juan Islands NWR [Cycle 2

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all nonmotorized trails on San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Trails in this inventory are...

  5. cuencas hidrográficas. Estudio de caso: San Quintín, B.C.

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    Ileana Espejel

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The state of Baja California has the greatest municipalities of the country and, therefore, the fewest. New municipalities have begun to be formed recently: Playas de Rosarito in 1995 and, as projects, San Quintín and San Felipe. Traditionally, a municipality is designed according to socioeconomic and, mainly, political reasons. Our proposal puts the ecosistemic unit of a hydrographic basin on a level with a political-administrative unit, that in this case would be the municipality. Today, municipalities make use of hydrographic basins and their natural resources in an ecologically disintegrated fashion. The creation of a new municipality is proposed, that would cover three delegations whose area corresponds to the hydrographic basins of the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir flowing into the Pacific and feeding the agriculture valley of San Quintín. This proposal coincides with today?s agenda of municipal reform

  6. Folds--Offshore of San Gregorio Map Area, California

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3306 presents data for the folds for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3306) of the Offshore of San Gregorio map area, California....

  7. Faults--Offshore of San Gregorio Map Area, California

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3306 presents data for the faults for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3306) of the Offshore of San Gregorio map area,...

  8. Earthquake Damage in San Francisco, CA, April 18, 1906

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the largest event (magnitude 8.3) to occur in the conterminous United States in the 20th Century. Recent estimates indicate...

  9. San Francisco-Pacifica Coast Landslide Susceptibility 2011

    California Department of Resources — The San Francisco-Pacifica Coast grid map was extracted from the California Geological Survey Map Sheet 58 that covers the entire state of California and originally...

  10. Hunting plan for San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This migratory waterfowl hunting plan for Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge allows waterfowl hunting on certain areas of the Refuge. Aerial...

  11. San Diego, California 1/3 arc-second DEM

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1/3-second San Diego, California Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 1/3-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid...

  12. San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge: Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This CCP will guide the management of wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources on San Joaquin River NWR for the next 15 years. This Comprehensive Conservation Plan...

  13. Microstructure of magnetite doped elastomers investigated by SAXS and SANS

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    Some recent results on the SAXS and SANS investigations of the magnetic elastomers are presented. Samples were obtained by polymerizing dimethylsiloxane with Fe3O4 ferrofluid in a magnetic field and without magnetic field and characterized by XRD, SANS and SAXS. The SAXS maximum at large angles, obtained from magnetic elastomers, was fitted by using a Pseudo-Voigt function. It was found that the Fe3O4 particles lead to a change of the local structure of the elastomer, meaning the decrease of the quasi-crystalline phase and of the microstrains induced in the matrix. The average particle size obtained from SANS measurements agrees well with the average particle size determined by XRD and SAXS analysis. The splitting of the SANS intensity owing to an additional scattering in zero field reflects the existence of magnetic correlations inside the Q region of 0.005 -1

  14. Vegetation Mapping - Tecolote Canyon, San Diego Co. [ds656

    California Department of Resources — Vegetation mapping has been conducted at various City of San Diego Park and Recreation Open Space lands in support of natural resource management objectives and the...

  15. 33 CFR 117.984 - San Bernard River.

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    2010-07-01

    ...SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Texas § 117.984 San Bernard River. The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 20.7 near Brazoria, shall open on signal; except that,...

  16. Contaminants investigation of the San Antonio River of Texas, 1995

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — In 1992, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a contaminants investigation on fish collected from the San Antonio and Guadalupe Rivers in southeast Texas....

  17. Rare Plants - City of San Diego [ds455

    California Department of Resources — The Biological Monitoring Plan (BMP; Ogden 1996) for the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) was developed in 1996 and is a component of the City of San...

  18. Folds--Offshore of San Francisco Map Area, California

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for folds for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore of San Francisco map area, California. The vector data file is...

  19. Faults--Offshore of San Francisco Map Area, California

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for faults for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore San Francisco map area, California. The vector data file is...

  20. 33 CFR 117.193 - San Leandro Bay.

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    2010-07-01

    ...REGULATIONS Specific Requirements California § 117.193 San Leandro Bay. The drawspans of the California Department of Transportation...1, between Alameda and Bay Farm Island, must open on signal...to the drawtender of the Bay Farm Island drawbridges...

  1. Seasonal variation in Tsushima Warm Current paths over the shelf off the San’in coast, Japan

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    Morimoto, Akihiko; Isoda, Yutaka; Tameishi, Tatsuji; Moriwaki, Shimpei

    2009-06-01

    Using long-term sea surface temperature (SST) and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) data, we examined variations in the current axis of the Tsushima Warm Current (TWC) off the San'in coast of Japan, near the entrance to the Japan Sea. There were large horizontal temperature gradients along the shelf edge in the southwestern Japan Sea from October to May, suggesting that the second branch of the TWC appears not only in spring and autumn but also in winter. From the ADCP data analysis, we found that currents with speeds of approximately 20 cm s -1 and greater appeared around the shelf edge off San'in coast in all seasons. The SST and ADCP data analyses suggested that the second branch of the TWC exists around the shelf edge off the San'in coast throughout the year. This finding differed from those of previous studies. A relatively strong current (speed greater than 15 cm s -1) appeared on the shore side in all seasons, except at line W in winter. This current might be the first branch of the TWC. The first branch seemed to occur around in 100 m isobaths, but shifted northward and southward because the bottom topography around lines W and M was relatively flat and the shelf was broad. The first branch was very obscure, and it was difficult to define the two branches of the TWC off the San'in coast from the seasonally averaged vectors. However, snapshots of current distribution derived from the ADCP data clearly showed these branches. Hence, both the first and second branches might occur throughout the year off the San'in coast.

  2. A review of circulation and mixing studies of San Francisco Bay, California

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    Smith, Lawrence H.

    1987-01-01

    A description of the major characteristics and remaining unknowns of circulation and mixing in San Francisco Bay has been constructed from a review of published studies. From a broad perspective San Francisco Bay is an ocean-river mixing zone with a seaward flow equal to the sum of the river inflows less evaporation. Understanding of circulation and mixing within the bay requires quantification of freshwater inflows and ocean-bay exchanges, characterization of source-water variations, and separation of the within-bay components of circulation and mixing processes. Description of net circulation and mixing over a few days to a few months illustrates best the interactions of major components. Quantification of tidal circulation and mixing is also necessary because net circulation and mixing contain a large tide-induced component, and because tidal variations are dominant in measurements of stage, currents, and salinity. The discharge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta into Suisun Bay is approximately 90 percent of the freshwater inflow to San Francisco Bay. Annual delta discharge is characterized by a winter season of high runoff and a summer season of low runoff. For the period 1956 to 1985 the mean of monthly discharges exceeded 1,000 cubic meters per second (35,000 cubic feet per second) for the months of December through April, whereas for July through October, it was less than 400 cubic meters per second (14,000 cubic feet per second). The months of November, May, and June commonly were transition months between these seasons. Large year-to-year deviations from this annual pattern have occurred frequently. Much less is known about the ocean-bay exchange process. Net exchanges depend on net seaward flow in the bay, tidal amplitude, and longshore coastal currents, but exchanges have not yet been measured successfully. Source-water variations are ignored by limiting discussion of mixing to salinity. The bay is composed of a northern reach, which is strongly influenced by delta discharge, and South Bay, a tributary estuary which responds to conditions in Central Bay. In the northern reach net circulation is characterized by the river-induced seaward, flow and a resulting gravitational circulation in the channels, and by a tide- and wind-induced net horizontal circulation. A surface layer of relatively fresh water in Central Bay generated by high delta discharges can induce gravitational circulation in South Bay. During low delta discharges South Bay has nearly the same salinity as Central Bay and is characterized by tide- and wind-induced net horizontal circulation. Several factors control the patterns of circulation and mixing in San Francisco Bay. Viewing circulation and mixing over different time-periods and at different geographic scales causes the influences of different factors to be emphasized. The exchange between the bay and coastal ocean and freshwater inflows determine the year-to-year behavior of San Francisco Bay as a freshwater-saltwater mixing zone. Within the bay, exchanges between the embayments control variations over a season. Circulation and mixing patterns within the embayments and the magnitude of river-induced seaward flow influence the between-bay exchanges. The within-bay patterns are in turn determined by tides, winds, and freshwater inflows. Because freshwater inflow is the only factor that can be managed, a major study focus is estimation of inflow-related effects. Most questions relate to the patterns of freshwater inflow necessary to protect valuable resources whose welfare is dependent on conditions in the bay. Among the important questions being addressed are: --What quantity of freshwater inflow is necessary to prevent salt intrusion into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and what salinity distributions in the bay would result from various inflow patterns? --What quantity of freshwater inflow is sufficient to flush pollutants through the bay? Knowledge of circul

  3. San Martín en el imaginario popular del siglo XIX

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    Andrea, Greco de Álvarez.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se propone detectar la presencia y el recuerdo de San Martín en la sociedad mendocina y en la Confederación. Se hace un breve repaso de los primeros biógrafos y escritores, introduciéndose en el debate acerca de los puntos de contacto o diferencias entre memoria e historia. Por medio de d [...] ocumentos de variada índole se demuestra que tanto la opinión nacional como la internacional tenía en gran consideración al Libertador aún antes del año de su muerte y con mayor razón después de dicha fecha. De tal modo se concluye que: San Martín no era un desconocido ni un personaje olvidado antes de que Mitre escribiera su célebre Historia de San Martín y de la Emancipación Americana, y que era recordado en razón de ser un verdadero héroe, lo cual fue percibido por sus propios contemporáneos que dieron testimonio de ello. Abstract in english This paper aims to detect the presence and the memory of San Martín in Mendoza and in the Confederacy. After a brief review of the work of early biographers and writers, the points of contact or differences between memory and history are discussed. Through documents of various kinds it is shown that [...] both the national and international opinion held San Martín in high regard, even before his death and even more so after that date. Thus, it is concluded that San Martín was not an unknown or forgotten character before Mitre wrote his famous Historia de San Martín y de la emancipación sud-americana, that San Martín was remembered for being a true hero, which was perceived by many of his own contemporaries who witnessed to that.

  4. Background to draft SANS 10160 (2009): part 4 seismic loading

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    2010-01-01

    This paper provides a critical overview of the background to the revisions which led to the formulation of Part 4, Seismic Loads, of the South African Standard SANS 10160. The paper also presents a comparison to demonstrate the calibration of the standard against other international standards. Eurocode 8 was used as the principle reference for the formulation of the revised clauses. The clauses for seismic design of SANS 10160 are based on the concept of regular buildings with suitable detail...

  5. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906

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    Silent footage of San Franciscso and the camps that opened to house residents in the days after the earthquake and fire. This film dates from late April 1906, and it shows the beginning stages of San Francisco's recovery as well as the challenges faced by residents in their now drastically changed lives. The film is available in Real Media, QuickTime and MPEG format.

  6. SANS [small-angle neutron scattering] from polymers and colloids

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    Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) has been remarkably successful in providing detailed quantitative structural information on complex everyday materials, such as polymers and colloids, which are often of considerable industrial as well as academic interest. This paper reviews some recent SANS experiments on polymers and colloids, including ferrofluids, and discusses the use of these apparently complex systems as general physical models of the liquid or solid state

  7. Les architectures des réseaux pour des environnements entierement sans fil

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    Schiller, Eryk

    2010-01-01

    Dans ce document, nous avons étudié les nouvelles possibilités de routage et d'adressage dans les réseaux sans-fil multisauts spontanés de grande taille (WMNs). Les WMNs promettent à l'avenir un changement profond de l'architecture d'Internet, mais beaucoup de problèmes restent à résoudre avant leur déploiement. Le routage, par exemple, est simple dans de petits réseaux statiques, mais les réseaux sans fil sont en pratique dynamiques : des liens peuvent apparaître et disparaître...

  8. Planning from the bottom up. San Diego Regional Comprehensive Plan

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    Inés Sánchez de Madariaga

    2013-01-01

    Las ciudades contemporáneas se extienden cada vez más lejos en el territorio, de hecho, son ciudades que tienen espacios diferenciados, especializados y separados, para la vivienda y para la actividad económica, para el ocio y para el comercio, que se conectan entre sí a través de redes de transporte rodado. Este artículo pretende contribuir al conocimiento de estas experiencias recientes de control de la dispersión a través del caso de la Región de San Diego. El caso de San Diego reviste esp...

  9. San Gregorio mining: general presentation of the enterprise

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    This work is a project presented by San Gregorio Mine.This company is responsible for the extraction and gold ore deposits benefits in San Gregorio and East extension in Minas de Corrales. For this project was carried out an environmental impact study as well as and agreement with the LATU for the laboratory analyzes and the surface and groundwater monitoring within the Environmental program established by the Company

  10. Ecology of San Francisco Bay tidal marshes: a community profile

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    Josselyn, M.

    1983-10-01

    San Francisco Bay, the largest estuary on the Pacific coast, historically contained an extensive contiguous system of salt and brackish tidal marshes. Urbanization has decreased tidal marshes by 95% and created a patchwork of remnant tidal marshes highly impacted by human activity. This document compiles available published and unpublished scientific literature to describe the current status and ecology of these remaining marshes. Variation in river inflow (strongly seasonal) and individual species salinity tolerances result in gradual and overlapping distributional ranges. Saline marshes are usually dominated by two halophytes: Pacific cordgrass and pickleweed and brackish marshes by bulrushes: Scirpus spp and cattails. Animals are distributed in relation to their salinity tolerances, vegetational habitat requirements, and tidal elevation within the marsh. Distribution of native species is complicated by competitive interactions and frequent dominance by introduced species. Preservation of remaining marshes requires careful management. Habitat requirements for selected species can be incorporated into management practices as well as carefully planned and executed restoration projects. 211 references, 45 figures, 29 tables.

  11. Sources of nitrogen and phosphorus to Northern San Francisco Bay

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    Hager, S.W.; Schemel, L.E.

    1992-01-01

    We studied nutrient sources to the Sacramento River and Suisun Bay (northern San Francisco Bay) and the influence which these sources have on the distributions of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) in the river and bay. We found that agricultural return flow drains and a municipal wastewater treatment plant were the largest sources of nutrients to the river during low river flow. The Sutter and Colusa agricultural drains contributed about 70% of the transport of DIN and DRP by the river above Sacramento (about 20% of the total transport by the river) between August 8 and September 26, 1985. Further downstream, the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant discharged DIN and DRP at rates that were roughly 70% of total DIN and DRP transport by the river at that time. Concentrations at Rio Vista on the tidal river below the Sacramento plant and at the head of the estuary were related to the reciprocals of the river flows, indicating the importance of dilution of the Sacramento waste by river flows. During very dry years, elevated DIN and DRP concentrations were observed in Suisun Bay. We used a steady-state, one-dimensional, single-compartment box model of the bay, incorporating terms for advection, exchange, and waste input, to calculate a residual rate for all processes not included in the model. We found that the residual for DIN was related to concentrations of chlorophyll a (Chl a). The residual for DRP was also related to Chl a at high concentrations of Chl a, but showed significant losses of DRP at low Chl a concentrations. These losses were typically equivalent to about 80% of the wastewater input rate. *** DIRECT SUPPORT *** A01BY057 00004 ?? 1992 Estuarine Research Federation.

  12. Study of the properties of an electron linac beam by means of the electromagnetic fields associated with the beam; Etude des proprietes du faisceau d'electrons d'un accelerateur lineaire au moyen des champs electromagnetiques associes a ce faisceau

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    1967-07-01

    For measuring the diverse characteristic parameters of a Linac electron beam, the one method causing the least perturbation to the electron beam itself, consists in the detection of signals induced in certain types of detectors by the electromagnets fields associated with the beam. Some particular detectors are then described, for measuring the following characteristic parameters of a Linac electron beam; a) electron beam peak current, a) longitudinal dimension and density of an elementary electron bunch, c) phase position of the electrons on the travelling sine wave of the accelerating field, d) transverse position of the beam. These particular electrodes are then used to provide experimental data In order to check the theoretical computations giving the longitudinal and transversal motions Of the electrons during their acceleration. (author) [French] Parmi les methodes de mesure des diverses caracteristiques du faisceau d'electrons d'un accelerateur lineaire, celles qui perturbent le moins le faisceau sont les methodes dans lesquelles l'energie du signal de mesure provient de la perturbation par l'electrode de mesure des champs electromagnetiques associes au faisceau. On decrit les electrodes de ce type qui ont ete mises au point pour mesurer les caracteristiques suivantes du faisceau d'electrons: a) courant crete, b) extension en phase d'un paquet elementaire d'electrons, c) phase d'accrochage des electrons, d) position transversale moyenne des electrons. On decrit ensuite comment les signaux provenant de ces diverses electrodes peuvent etre utilises pour verifier experimentalement les previsions theoriques des mouvements longitudinaux et transversaux des electrons en cours d'acceleration. (auteur)

  13. Protection Island and San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuges: Comprehensive Conservation Plan and San Juan Islands Wilderness Stewardship Plan

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This CCP will guide the management of wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources on Protection Island and San Juan Islands NWRs for the next 15 years. This...

  14. 2010 Northern San Francisco Bay Area Lidar: Portions of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma Counties

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) dataset is a survey of northern San Francisco Bay, California. The project area consists of approximately 437 square miles...

  15. El derecho de autor en San Luis Potosí; una aproximación / Author's Right in San Luis Potosí; an approach

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    Agustín, Gutiérrez García; Agustín, Gutiérrez Chiñas.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Se exponen los primeros antecedentes históricos del derecho de autor en el ámbito internacional con orientación a su desarrollo y posterior tratamiento jurídico en México y en San Luis Potosí. [...] Abstract in english It explains the historical early background of the "Author's Law" or "Author's Right" (Copyright Law) on the internatonal scope oriented toward its development and later legal treatment in Mexico and San Luis Potosí. [...

  16. Recalibrated turbulence profiles at San Pedro Mártir

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    R., Avila; L. J., Sánchez; I., Cruz-González; E., Carrasco; V. M, Castaño.

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    Full Text Available La calibración de perfiles de turbulencia óptica medidos con el método SCIDAR generalizado ha sido recientemente revisada y corregida por Avila & Cuevas (2009). Basándonos en ese trabajo, aquí presentamos la corrección de todos los [...] perfiles de medidos con el SCIDAR generalizado en el Observatorio Astronómico Nacional de San Pedro Mártir. El perfil de mediano corregido conserva su estructura vertical general. El cociente promediado en altura de la mediana de los valores de corregidos sobre la mediana de los valores no corregidos es igual a 0.87. La mediana del seeing corregido en el sitio es 0.''68 ± 0."03. 4.2% menor que la mediana no corregida. Las medianas del seeing producido por turbulencia en los dos primeros kilómetros de altura sobre los telescopios de 1.5 m y 2.1 m de diámetro decrecen en un 15.8% y 13.6%, respectivamente. El ángulo isoplanático corregido tiene una mediana de 1."96 ± 0.''04. Abstract in english The calibration of optical turbulence profiles measured with the generalized SCIDAR technique has been recently reviewed and corrected by Avila & Cuevas (2009). Based on that work, here we present the correction of all the [...] er=0 src="../../../../../img/revistas/rmaa/v47n1/a6e1.jpg">profiles measured with a generalized SCIDAR at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional of San Pedro Mártir. The median corrected profile conserves its overall vertical shape. The altitude-averaged ratio of the corrected median values over the uncorrected ones equals 0.87. The corrected median value of seeing at the site is 0.''68 ± 0."03, 4.2% lower than the median value obtained with the uncorrected profiles. The median values of the seeing produced by turbulence in the first 2 km above the 1.5 m and the 2.1 m telescopes decrease by 15.8% and 13.6%, respectively. The corrected isoplanatic angle has a median value of 1."96 ± 0."04.

  17. "Gredos San Diego Cooperativa. Cooperar para emprender" (Gredos San Diego Cooperative. Cooperate to undertake

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    Carlos de la Higuera

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the cooperative experience through Gredos San Diego model, its institutional approaches and its history from the point of view of management, focusing on the variables that enable the success of a collective ownership institution. First, the author makes a brief analysis of the principles that guide the cooperative, its origins and its current situation, including the development of GSD Cooperative Group. It continues exploring the evolution of management, dividing it into four distinct stages, and concludes with a summary with the findings of the previous president of the cooperative.

  18. Anthropogenic influence on recent bathymetric change in west-central San Francisco Bay

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    Barnard, Patrick L.; Kvitek, Rikk G.

    2010-01-01

    Two multibeam sonar surveys of west-central San Francisco Bay, California, were conducted in 1997 and 2008. Bathymetric change analysis between the two surveys indicates a loss of 14.1 million cubic meters (-3.1 cm/yr-1) of sediment during this time period, representing an approximately three-fold acceleration of the rate that was observed from prior depth change analysis from 1947 to 1979 for all of Central Bay, using more spatially coarse National Ocean Service (NOS) soundings. The portions of the overlapping survey areas between 1997 and 2008 designated as aggregate mining lease sites lost sediment at five times the rate of the remainder of west-central San Francisco Bay. Despite covering only 28% of the analysis area, volume change within leasing areas accounted for 9.2 million cubic meters of sediment loss, while the rest of the area lost 4.9 million cubic meters of sediment. The uncertainty of this recent analysis is more tightly constrained due to more stringent controls on vertical and horizontal position via tightly coupled, inertially aided differential Global Positioning Systems (GPS) solutions for survey vessel trajectory that virtually eliminate inaccuracies from traditional tide modeling and vessel motion artifacts. Further, quantification of systematic depth measurement error can now be calculated through comparison of static surfaces (e.g., bedrock) between surveys using seafloor habitat maps based on acoustic backscatter measurements and ground-truthing with grab samples and underwater video. Sediment loss in the entire San Francisco Bay Coastal System during the last half-century,as estimated from a series of bathymetric change studies, is 240 million cubic meters, and most of this is believed to be coarse sediment (i.e., sand and gravel) from Central Bay and the San Francisco Bar, which is likely to limit the sand supply to adjacent, open-coast beaches. This hypothesis is supported by a calibrated numerical model in a related study that indicates that there is a potential net export of sand-sized sediment across the Golden Gate, suggesting that a reduction in the supply of sand-sized sediment within west-central San Francisco Bay will limit transport to the outer coast.

  19. The Rondonian-San Ignacio Province in the SW Amazonian Craton: An overview

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    Bettencourt, Jorge Silva; Leite, Washington Barbosa; Ruiz, Amarildo Salina; Matos, Ramiro; Payolla, Bruno Leonelo; Tosdal, Richard M.

    2010-01-01

    The Rondonian-San Ignacio Province (1.56-1.30 Ga) is a composite orogen created through successive accretion of arcs, ocean basin closure and final oblique microcontinent-continent collision. The effects of the collision are well preserved mostly in the Paraguá Terrane (Bolivia and Mato Grosso regions) and in the Alto Guaporé Belt and the Rio Negro-Juruena Province (Rondônia region), considering that the province was affected by later collision-related deformation and metamorphism during the Sunsás Orogeny (1.25-1.00 Ga). The Rondonian-San Ignacio Province comprises: (1) the Jauru Terrane (1.78-1.42 Ga) that hosts Paleoproterozoic basement (1.78-1.72 Ga), and the Cachoeirinha (1.56-1.52 Ga) and the Santa Helena (1.48-1.42 Ga) accretionary orogens, both developed in an Andean-type magmatic arc; (2) the Paraguá Terrane (1.74-1.32 Ga) that hosts pre-San Ignacio units (>1640 Ma: Chiquitania Gneiss Complex, San Ignacio Schist Group and Lomas Manechis Granulitic Complex) and the Pensamiento Granitoid Complex (1.37-1.34 Ga) developed in an Andean-type magmatic arc; (3) the Rio Alegre Terrane (1.51-1.38 Ga) that includes units generated in a mid-ocean ridge and an intra-oceanic magmatic arc environments; and (4) the Alto Guaporé Belt (<1.42-1.34 Ga) that hosts units developed in passive marginal basin and intra-oceanic arc settings. The collisional stage (1.34-1.32 Ga) is characterized by deformation, high-grade metamorphism, and partial melting during the metamorphic peak, which affected primarily the Chiquitania Gneiss Complex and Lomas Manechis Granulitic Complex in the Paraguá Terrane, and the Colorado Complex and the Nova Mamoré Metamorphic Suite in the Alto Guaporé Belt. The Paraguá Block is here considered as a crustal fragment probably displaced from its Rio Negro-Juruena crustal counterpart between 1.50 and 1.40 Ga. This period is characterized by extensive A-type and intra-plate granite magmatism represented by the Rio Crespo Intrusive Suite (ca. 1.50 Ga), Santo Antonio Intrusive Suite (1.40-1.36 Ga), and the Teotônio Intrusive Suite (1.38 Ga). Magmatism of these types also occur at the end of the Rondonian-San Ignacio Orogeny, and are represented by the Alto Candeias Intrusive Suite (1.34-1.36 Ga), and the São Lourenço-Caripunas Intrusive Suite (1.31-1.30 Ga). The cratonization of the province occurred between 1.30 and 1.25 Ga.

  20. A history of intertidal flat area in south San Francisco Bay, California: 1858 to 2005

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    Jaffe, Bruce; Foxgrover, Amy

    2006-01-01

    A key question in salt pond restoration in South San Francisco Bay is whether sediment sinks created by opening ponds will result in the loss of intertidal flats. Analyses of a series of bathymetric surveys of South San Francisco Bay made from 1858 to 2005 reveal changes in intertidal flat area in both space and time that can be used to better understand the pre-restoration system. This analysis also documents baseline conditions of intertidal flats that may be altered by restoration efforts. From 1858 to 2005, intertidal flat area decreased by about 25% from 69.2 +6.4/-7.6 km2 to 51.2 +4.8/-5.8 km2. Intertidal flats in the north tended to decrease in area during the period of this study whereas those south of Dumbarton Bridge were either stable or increased in area. From 1983 to 2005, intertidal flats south of Dumbarton Bridge increased from 17.6 +1.7/-2.5 km2 to 24.2 +1.0/-1.8 km2. Intertidal flats along the east shore of the bay tended to be more erosional and decreased in area while those along the west shore of the bay did not significantly change in area. Loss of intertidal flats occurred intermittently along the eastern shore of the bay north of the Dumbarton Bridge. There was little or no loss from 1931 to 1956 and from 1983 to 2005. Predictions of future change in intertidal flat area that do not account for this spatial and temporal variability are not likely to be accurate. The causes of the spatial and temporal variability in intertidal flat area in South San Francisco Bay are not fully understood, but appear related to energy available to erode sediments, sediment redistribution from north to south in the bay, and sediment available to deposit on the flats. Improved understanding of sediment input to South San Francisco Bay, especially from Central Bay, how it is likely to change in the future, the redistribution of sediment within the bay, and ultimately its effect on intertidal flat area would aid in the management of restoration of South San Francisco Bay salt ponds.

  1. Amplitudes de diffusion en théories de jauge avec et sans supersymétrie

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    Cette thèse vise à assurer une meilleure compréhension de l'expansion perturbative des théories de jauge avec et sans supersymétrie. Au niveau des arbres, les relations de récurrence BCFW sont analysées par rapport à leur validité pour des objets généraux off-shell en théorie de Yang-Mills, qui est un pas considérable en dehors de leur zone d'application établie. Les pôles non physiques constituent un nouveau problème en plus de celui du comportement limite, ce dernier commun au cas on-shell ...

  2. Aquifer-protection considerations of coalbed methane methane development in the San Juan basin

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    Coalbed methane development in the San Juan basin has caused concern about several environmentally related health, safety, and remediation issues. This paper presents the findings of four groundwater-sampling programs and aquifer-protection work on producing wells and deep cathodic-protection groundbeds. The study concludes that Fruitland coal gas can migrate vertically behind uncemented wellbores that offset Fruitland coal gas wells, that remedial cementing of offsetting producing wells is feasible but costly, and that methane detected in domestic water wells near Fruitland coal development cannot be correlated directly to Fruitland coal gas development

  3. Estudio geofisico del sector norte de las sierras deSan Luis y de Ulapes: Las Minas, provincia de La Rioja Geophysical study the northern sector ofSierra de San Luis and Ulapes: Las Minas, province of La Rioja

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    Gabriela Ferracutti

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Un lineamiento de anomalíasgravimétricas relativas de Bouguer positivas (exceso de masa, de 60 km delongitud se extiende, con rumbo NNE, entre la localidad de San Francisco delMonte de Oro en la provincia de San Luis hasta el norte de las sierras deUlapes - Las Minas en la provincia de La Rioja. En dicha faja las anomalíasmagnéticas tienen una magnitud similar a las halladas en los afloramientos deanfibolitas de las sierras de Socoscora, provincia de San Luis. Además, sepresenta otro máximo relativo de gravedad entre Villa General Roca y la sierrade Las Minas, sobre el cual las anomalías magnéticas medidas son débiles (casinulas en concordancia con los valores de susceptibilidad magnéticadeterminados en los afloramientos de granitos, milonitas y gneises de lassierras de Las Minas, Ulapes y Socoscora. Se determinó una marcada coincidenciaentre una anomalía gravimétrica relativa de Bouguer positiva y una estructura(devónica? con alteración hidrotermal al NE de la localidad de Ulapes.A 60 km long N-NE alignment of relativepositive Bouguer gravimetric anomalies (mass excess has been recognizedbetween the locality San Francisco del Monte de Oro in San Luis Province and the northern part of Sierra of Ulapes- Las Minas in La Rioja Province. In this belt the magnetic anomalies havemagnitude similar to those measured on the amphibolite outcrops in the Sierrade Socoscora. Another gravimetric maximum appear between Villa General Roca andSierra de Las Minas, which display weak magnetic anomalies (almost cero inagreement with the magnetic susceptibility values obtained on granites, milonitesand gneissic outcrops from Sierras of Las Minas, Ulapes and Socoscora. There isan excellent correlationship between the relative positive Bouguer gravimetricanomaly in the NE of Ulapes locality and a known (Devonic? structure withassociated hydrothermal alteration.

  4. Estudio geofisico del sector norte de las sierras deSan Luis y de Ulapes: Las Minas, provincia de La Rioja / Geophysical study the northern sector ofSierra de San Luis and Ulapes: Las Minas, province of La Rioja

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    Gabriela, Ferracutti; José, Kostadinoff; Ernesto, Bjerg.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Un lineamiento de anomalíasgravimétricas relativas de Bouguer positivas (exceso de masa), de 60 km delongitud se extiende, con rumbo NNE, entre la localidad de San Francisco delMonte de Oro en la provincia de San Luis hasta el norte de las sierras deUlapes - Las Minas en la provincia de La Rioja. En [...] dicha faja las anomalíasmagnéticas tienen una magnitud similar a las halladas en los afloramientos deanfibolitas de las sierras de Socoscora, provincia de San Luis. Además, sepresenta otro máximo relativo de gravedad entre Villa General Roca y la sierrade Las Minas, sobre el cual las anomalías magnéticas medidas son débiles (casinulas) en concordancia con los valores de susceptibilidad magnéticadeterminados en los afloramientos de granitos, milonitas y gneises de lassierras de Las Minas, Ulapes y Socoscora. Se determinó una marcada coincidenciaentre una anomalía gravimétrica relativa de Bouguer positiva y una estructura(devónica?) con alteración hidrotermal al NE de la localidad de Ulapes. Abstract in english A 60 km long N-NE alignment of relativepositive Bouguer gravimetric anomalies (mass excess) has been recognizedbetween the locality San Francisco del Monte de Oro in San Luis Province and the northern part of Sierra of Ulapes- Las Minas in La Rioja Province. In this belt the magnetic anomalies havem [...] agnitude similar to those measured on the amphibolite outcrops in the Sierrade Socoscora. Another gravimetric maximum appear between Villa General Roca andSierra de Las Minas, which display weak magnetic anomalies (almost cero) inagreement with the magnetic susceptibility values obtained on granites, milonitesand gneissic outcrops from Sierras of Las Minas, Ulapes and Socoscora. There isan excellent correlationship between the relative positive Bouguer gravimetricanomaly in the NE of Ulapes locality and a known (Devonic?) structure withassociated hydrothermal alteration.

  5. Abundancia y distribución de las especies ícticas (Osteichthyes del río San Francisco-Cosquín, Córdoba, Argentina Abundance and distribution of fish species (Osteichthyes from San Francisco - Cosquín river in Córdoba, Argentina

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    Full Text Available It was made the characterization of the San Francisco-Cosquín Mountain River fish community, Córdoba, Argentina. Samples of fish were taken from selected sites from November 1998 to November 1999. Eleven species were recorded, eight of which are first reports for this river. Relative abundance for each species, species richness, diversity and dominance were estimated. Bryconamericus iheringi (Boulenger, 1887 y Jenynsia multidentata (Jenyns, 1842 were the most abundant.

  6. Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the San Francisco Bay groundwater basins, 2007—California GAMA Priority Basin Project

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    Parsons, Mary C.; Kulongoski, Justin T.; Belitz, Kenneth

    2013-01-01

    Groundwater quality in the approximately 620-square-mile (1,600-square-kilometer) San Francisco Bay study unit was investigated as part of the Priority Basin Project of the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The study unit is located in the Southern Coast Ranges of California, in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. The GAMA Priority Basin Project is being conducted by the California State Water Resources Control Board in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The GAMA San Francisco Bay study was designed to provide a spatially unbiased assessment of the quality of untreated groundwater within the primary aquifer system, as well as a statistically consistent basis for comparing water quality throughout the State. The assessment is based on water-quality and ancillary data collected by the USGS from 79 wells in 2007 and is supplemented with water-quality data from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) database. The primary aquifer system is defined by the depth interval of the wells listed in the CDPH database for the San Francisco Bay study unit. The quality of groundwater in shallower or deeper water-bearing zones may differ from that in the primary aquifer system; shallower groundwater may be more vulnerable to surficial contamination. The first component of this study, the status of the current quality of the groundwater resource, was assessed by using data from samples analyzed for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, and naturally occurring inorganic constituents, such as major ions and trace elements. Water-?quality data from the CDPH database also were incorporated for this assessment. This status assessment is intended to characterize the quality of groundwater resources within the primary aquifer system of the San Francisco Bay study unit, not the treated drinking water delivered to consumers by water purveyors. Relative-concentrations (sample concentration divided by the benchmark concentration) were used for evaluating groundwater quality for those constituents that have Federal and (or) California benchmarks. A relative-concentration greater than (>) 1.0 indicates a concentration greater than a benchmark, and a relative-concentration less than or equal to (?) 1.0 indicates a concentration equal to or less than a benchmark. Relative-concentrations of organic and special-interest constituents were classified as low (relative-?concentration ? 0.1), moderate (0.1 1.0). Inorganic constituent relative- concentrations were classified as low (relative-concentration ? 0.5), moderate (0.5 1.0). A lower threshold value of relative-concentration was used to distinguish between low and moderate values of organic constituents because organic constituents are generally less prevalent and have smaller relative-concentrations than naturally occurring inorganic constituents. Aquifer-scale proportion was used as the metric for evaluating regional-scale groundwater quality. High aquifer-scale proportion is defined as the percentage of the primary aquifer system that has relative-concentration greater than 1.0 for a particular constituent or class of constituents; proportion is based on an areal rather than a volumetric basis. Moderate and low aquifer-scale proportions were defined as the percentages of the primary aquifer system that have moderate and low relative-concentrations, respectively. Two statistical approaches—grid-based and spatially weighted—were used to evaluate aquifer-scale proportion for individual constituents and classes of constituents. Grid-based and spatially weighted estimates were comparable in the San Francisco Bay study unit (90-percent confidence intervals). Inorganic constituents with health-based benchmarks were present at high relative-concentrations in 5.1 percent of the primary aquifer system, and at moderate relative-concentrations in 25 percent. The high aquifer-scale proportion of inorganic constituents primarily reflected high aquifer

  7. SYNROC densification: SEM correlation to SANS

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    SYNROC is among the first crystalline waste forms introduced to radioactive waste management as alternative host to glass for disposal in underground repository. Variation of densification parameters obtained from scanning electron microscopy of microstructure and small-angle neutron scattering investigation has been correlated in the present paper. Three specimens of SYNROC were characterized. One was green pellet uniaxially compacted powder, two others were hot-isostatically compacted at 1000? 1000 bar and 1300? 1000 bar 2h dwell time respectively. The compactness was found to increase with sintering. The SEM image of microstructures showed the progress towards densification of the samples. The SANS profile suggested that pores in three widely separated length scales were present in the samples. The average radius of the size distributions at three length scales for the green pellet was 300 nm, 75 nm and 10 nm. These values for the first hot compacted sample, get modified to 126 nm, 73 nm and 20 nm, respectively. For the second hot compacted sample, the average radius of the pore size distributions become as 84 nm, 80 nm and 20 nm. It is evident that the larger diameter pores follow the trend of densification. The bigger pores from SEM imaged microstructures also follow the same trend of densification

  8. Radiological survey of San Diego Bay

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    A radiological survey of three sites in San Diego Bay provided the basis for the following conclusions: 1. Small quantities of Co-60 (0.02-0.05 pCi/g) are present in the bottom sediments in some areas of the harbor at the Submarine Base. Most, if not all, of the Co-60 contamination present probably originated prior to the earlier 1967 survey that reported Co-60 levels as much as 300 times larger than those observed in this study. The highest Co-60 concentration measured is now less than one percent of the normal background radioactivity in harbor sediment samples. 2. No tritium or gamma-ray emitters, other than trace amounts of those occurring naturally, were detected in surface water from the dock areas or in nearby drinking water supplies. 3. Only radionuclides of natural origin and trace amounts of Cs-137 from fallout of previous nuclear weapons tests were detected in samples of kelp, algae, and fish taken from the harbor at the Submarine Base. 4. Gamma-ray surveys of the harbors near the docking areas and along shorelines and beaches near the shipyards failed to detect any exposure rates above background. 3 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs

  9. Crustal deformation along the San Andreas, California

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    Li, Victor C.

    1992-01-01

    The goal is to achieve a better understanding of the regional and local deformation and crustal straining processes in western North America, particularly the effects of the San Andreas and nearby faults on the spatial and temporal crustal deformation behavior. Construction of theoretical models based on the mechanics of coupled elastic plate, viscoelastic foundation and large scale crack mechanics provide a rational basis for the interpretation of seismic and aseismic anomalies and expedite efforts in forecasting the stability of plate boundary deformation. Special focus is placed on the three dimensional time dependent surface deformation due to localized slippage in a elastic layer coupled to a visco-elastic substrate. The numerical analysis is based on a 3-D boundary element technique. Extension to visco-elastic coupling demands the derivation of 3-D time dependent Green's function. This method was applied to analyze the viscoelastic surface displacements due to a dislocated embedded patch. Surface uplift as a function of time and position are obtained. Comparisons between surface uplift for long and short dislocated patches are made.

  10. Teaching Geology at San Quentin State Prison

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    D'Alessio, M. A.; Pehl, J.; Ferrier, K. L.; Pehl, C. W.

    2004-12-01

    The students enrolled in our Geology 215 class are about as on-traditional as it gets. They range in age from about 20 - 50 years old, they are all male, all from under-represented ethnic groups, and they are all serving time in one of the country's most notorious prisons. We teach in a degree-granting community college program inside California's San Quentin State Prison. The program is run entirely by volunteers, and students who participate in educational programs like ours are about 5 times less likely to return to prison than the general inmate population in California. The prison population of California is ethnically diverse, though minorities are present in higher proportion than in the general population. Last semester, our geology class happened to be composed entirely of minorities even though the college program serves the full spectrum of the prison population. While some trends in geoscience education encourage the use of technology in the classroom, security restrictions prevent us from using even some of the simplest visual aids. Faced with these challenges, we have developed an inquiry-based syllabus for an introductory Geology class at the community college level. We find that kinaesthetic learning activities such as urban geologic mapping and acting out plate tectonic motions from ridge to trench (complete with magnetic pole polarity shifts) are not only possible in restricted learning environments, but they promote student learning in unexpected ways.

  11. The radiological accident in San Salvador

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    In February 1989 a radiological accident occurred in San Salvador at an industrial irradiation facility for sterilizing prepackaged medical products. A movable rack holding a 660 TBq (18 kCi) 60Co source jammed in the exposed position. The operator managed to bypass degraded safety systems and enter the irradiation chamber and, with two helpers, free the rack and lower it manually into the storage pool. The three workers were exposed to very high doses and developed acute radiation syndrome. Initial treatment locally and subsequent more sophisticated treatment in Mexico City was effective in countering the acute effects. However, the legs and feet of two men were so seriously injured that amputation was necessary. Moreover, despite the medical efforts, the most exposed worker died six months after the accident from radiation induced lung damage complicated by a lung injury sustained during treatment. As there are more than 160 industrial irradiation facilities throughout the world, some in countries with little or no infrastructure for radiological protection, an international review was undertaken to document the facts and define lessons for all with safety responsibilities at such facilities. The paper provides a brief summary of the findings of that review. (author). 1 ref., 3 figs

  12. 40 CFR 180.1108 - Delta endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis variety San Diego encapsulated into killed Pseudomonas...

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    ...variety San Diego encapsulated into killed Pseudomonas fluorescens; exemption from the requirement...San Diego encapsulated into killed Pseudomonas fluorescens; exemption from the requirement...San Diego encapsulated into killed Pseudomonas fluorescens is exempt from the...

  13. 33 CFR 334.961 - Pacific Ocean, San Clemente Island, California, naval danger zone off the northwest shore.

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    ...2010-07-01 false Pacific Ocean, San Clemente Island, California, naval...REGULATIONS § 334.961 Pacific Ocean, San Clemente Island, California, naval... The waters of the Pacific Ocean adjacent to San Clemente Island, California,...

  14. 75 FR 34481 - Notice of Reestablishment of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory...

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    2010-06-17

    ...Reestablishment of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory...the charter of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory...implementation of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Management...

  15. 75 FR 17430 - Hopper Mountain, Bitter Creek, and Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuges, Kern, San Luis Obispo...

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    ...Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuges, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, and Ventura...National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) located in Kern, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, and Ventura...Bitter Creek, and Blue Ridge NWRs in Kern, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, and...

  16. FINANCING COMMUNITY FACILITIES: A STUDY OF THE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND MEASURE OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

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    Mathur, Shishir

    2009-01-01

    This study of the City of San Jose’s Parks and Recreation General Obligation (GO) Bond Measure seeks to identify the politics-, management-, and planning-related lessons learned by the City as it developed its community facilities using the GO bonds proceeds. The study finds that these lessons include: be conservative in what you promise the residents; be prepared for changes in economic environment by identifying supplementary funding sources should the primary source not yield adequate f...

  17. Strike-slip fault propagation and linkage via work optimization with application to the San Jacinto fault, California

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    Madden, E. H.; McBeck, J.; Cooke, M. L.

    2013-12-01

    Over multiple earthquake cycles, strike-slip faults link to form through-going structures, as demonstrated by the continuous nature of the mature San Andreas fault system in California relative to the younger and more segmented San Jacinto fault system nearby. Despite its immaturity, the San Jacinto system accommodates between one third and one half of the slip along the boundary between the North American and Pacific plates. It therefore poses a significant seismic threat to southern California. Better understanding of how the San Jacinto system has evolved over geologic time and of current interactions between faults within the system is critical to assessing this seismic hazard accurately. Numerical models are well suited to simulating kilometer-scale processes, but models of fault system development are challenged by the multiple physical mechanisms involved. For example, laboratory experiments on brittle materials show that faults propagate and eventually join (hard-linkage) by both opening-mode and shear failure. In addition, faults interact prior to linkage through stress transfer (soft-linkage). The new algorithm GROW (GRowth by Optimization of Work) accounts for this complex array of behaviors by taking a global approach to fault propagation while adhering to the principals of linear elastic fracture mechanics. This makes GROW a powerful tool for studying fault interactions and fault system development over geologic time. In GROW, faults evolve to minimize the work (or energy) expended during deformation, thereby maximizing the mechanical efficiency of the entire system. Furthermore, the incorporation of both static and dynamic friction allows GROW models to capture fault slip and fault propagation in single earthquakes as well as over consecutive earthquake cycles. GROW models with idealized faults reveal that the initial fault spacing and the applied stress orientation control fault linkage propensity and linkage patterns. These models allow the gains in efficiency provided by both hard-linkage and soft-linkage to be quantified and compared. Specialized models of interactions over the past 1 Ma between the Clark and Coyote Creek faults within the San Jacinto system reveal increasing mechanical efficiency as these fault structures change over time. Alongside this increasing efficiency is an increasing likelihood for single, larger earthquakes that rupture multiple fault segments. These models reinforce the sensitivity of mechanical efficiency to both fault structure and the regional tectonic stress orientation controlled by plate motions and provide insight into how slip may have been partitioned between the San Andreas and San Jacinto systems over the past 1 Ma.

  18. Procesos históricos y ambientales en Cerro de San Pedro, San Luis Potosí, México, 1948-1997

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    Paula Andrea, Martínez Chaves; Alexander, Betancourt Mendieta; Miguel, Nicolás Caretta; Miguel, Aguilar Robledo.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios sobre el municipio Cerro de San Pedro enfatizan la continuidad ambiental aparente que estimula la minería; sin embargo, esta lectura subvalora otras dinámicas que ocurren en la zona. Con base en observaciones directas de trabajo en campo, para realizar análisis de coberturas vegetales, [...] entrevistas con los habitantes de la zona, revisión de cartografía e investigación de archivo, el presente trabajo muestra procesos como la explotación de recursos vegetales y el pastoreo, como actividades económicas paralelas a las labores mineras, y que no habían sido tratados hasta ahora. Abstract in english Studies on the Cerro de San Pedro municipality emphasize the apparent environmental continuity encouraged by mining activity; however, this perception undervalues other dynamics that take place in the region. This article illustrates processes not considered heretofore, such as the exploitation of v [...] egetable resources and pasturing as economic activities parallel to mining. The information is based on field observations, analysis of vegetable covers, interviews with the inhabitants of the region, revision of cartography and archived work.

  19. La política en San Francisco Oxtotilpan / Politics in San Francisco Oxtotilpan

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    Leif, Korsbaeck.

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente texto analiza el proceso político en San Francisco Oxtotilpan, una comunidad indígena en el Estado de México. Para tal caso, se presenta una breve descripción etnográfica de la comunidad, con los rasgos sociales y culturales más importantes seguida por el examen al sistema de cargos rel [...] igiosos de esta comunidad y su relevancia para el proceso político de la misma, ya que una de las principales diferencias entre la política en el mundo indígena y el mundo mestizo es la intervención de una cosmología religiosa en el proceso político. Abstract in english The following text analyzes the political process in San Francisco Oxtotilpan, an Indian community in the State of Mexico. To this effect, it presents a brief ethnographic description of the community, with its social and the most important cultural characteristics followed by an examination of the [...] system for religious appointments and its relevance to the political process of the community, since one of the principle differences between politics in the Indian world and the cross breed is the intervention of a religious cosmology in the political process.

  20. Producción de flores en la agricultura urbana de San José de las Lajas, Cuba / Flowers production in the urban agriculture of San José de las Lajas, Cuba

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    Ania, Yong Chou; Eduardo, Calves Somoza; Zoilo, Terán Vidal; Antoliano, Ramírez Medina; Ángel, Leyva Galán; María I, Pavón Rosales.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El creciente aumento en el consumo de flores en el municipio San José de las Lajas ha provocado que se incluyan nuevas especies de flores de corte en los sistemas agrícolas, y con ello nuevas tecnologías de manejo. La capacitación in situ de los agricultores, facilitada por investigadores y por prod [...] uctores con mayor experiencia en este renglón productivo, fue llevada a cabo a través de talleres participativos y visitas de intercambio. Se consiguió incrementar la diversidad en tres especies (clavel chino, rosa y nardo) y se identificaron seis experimentos diseñados y conducidos por los productores y relacionados con la introducción de especies de flores, asociaciones y rotaciones, arreglos espaciales y conservación de semilla Abstract in english The growing increase in the consumption of flowers in the municipality San José de las Lajas has caused that new species of court flowers are included in the agricultural systems, and with it new handling technologies. The training in the farmers’ situ, facilitated by investigators and for producing [...] with more experience in this productive line, it was carried out through shops participatory and exchange visits. It was possible to increase the diversity in three species (chinese carnation, rose and nard) and six designed experiments were identified and driven by the producers and related with the introduction of species of flowers, associations and rotations, space arrangements and seed conservation

  1. Fossil content and structural relationships of the San Luis zone and the Caborca zone of NW Sonora, Mexico, suppression of the precambrian Z of Caborca

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    In the Caborca region of western Sonora a Precambrian Z does not cover a unique Precambrian socle as previously believed. Two tectonic zones occur there instead: the San Luis Zone and the Caborca Zone. The first is comprised of the Precambrian San Luis socle of gneiss and granite, crossed by 1.1 Ga old anorthosites, the San Luis sedimentary cover, and, above it, a Lower Jurassic volcano-sedimentary sequence. The Caborca Zone consists of the Precambrian Bamori socle of parametamorphic rocks crossed by 1.1 Ga old Aibo granite, and of the Gamuza sedimentary cover. 1.1 Ga ago the two zones were far away from each other. They have been brought together by the Nevadian orogeny. Both zones are allochthonous, and the Caborca Zone is a nappe upon the San Luis Zone. The lowermost units of the Gamuza cover furnished psammocorals and a possible Pterophyllum jageri (?). Accordingly, its geological age is either Palaeozoic or Triassic.The San Luis cover furnished Nematophites [Prototaxites (?) and Nematothallus] from its lower part; Calcispongiae, Cardaicarpus' seeds, and Artisia from its upper part Thus, it is a Devono-Carboniferous unit. The study area belongs in the Baja-Borderland block, which underwent, an Eocene northwards drifting of about 900 - 1000 km, and a 30 celsius degrade to 40 celsius degrade clockwise rotation relative to the main part of Sonora.

  2. Villa San Michele at Capri – a House with a distinct home for "Genius Loci"

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    Fisker, Anna Marie; Danielsen, Mads Harder

    2015-01-01

    To address the relationship between House & Home from a theoretical perspective we set out on an journey towards Southern Europe; seeking answers to how a fellow Scandinavian here constructed a house, that was built of "Roba di Tiberio" - columns, capitals, fragments of statues - that was dug up on the spot. When we approached Capri by crossing the Neapolitan bay the first thing our eyes saw was the chapel of San Michele resting high above the blue waters at the top of the steep cliffs - on the edge of the abyss. This place is also the location of the Egyptian Sphinx, half lion, half woman; in a transient moment of clarity we had seen her face in our dreams. Capri was the place where eccentrics and wealthy fantasists could exorcize their demons: Goethe, Rilke and Nietzsche loved Capri. The island described by the Scandinavian poet Hans Christian Andersen visiting the Blue Grotta, the personal swimming hole of the Roman emperor Tiberius, as a “Fairy World”, was also the stupendous home of Axel Munthe. At Villa San Michele, entering through the beautiful loggias and the long row of arcades to the chapel that Munthe also restored, our eyes first felt the enigma of the spirit of the place - we wanted to know what happened. When Tiberius lived in his home on the island, the sphinx was already 1000 years old. Now the fantasy creature is on the last outpost of Munthe’s Villa San Michele where it lays majestic, at home, as the guardian spirit of the place – genius loci. It is our thesis that the spirit of the place adjoins a metaphysical core of architecture; and as the very core of architecture could be connected to an absolute truth so it seems that genius loci is related to truth; even though it is a truth that is not directly visible. We ask in this paper if it is a truth that is perennially present? And furthermore with which eyes are we to see this truth? Nietzsche was concerned with truth and the eyes that recognize truth: “There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.” Let us enhance with the gaze of the Sphinx. For Nietzsche, the Sphinx becomes not the symbol of truth but of “truth”. The will to truth tempts us to many a hazardous enterprise. It is, says Nietzsche, the Sphinx who asks us questionable questions. That day at Villa San Michele we felt the enigma of the spirit of the place, but if we are going to hear the Sphinx ask us questions, all these riddling puzzles, we first have to ask the Sphinx to know how to ask questions. That genius loci are present in architectural theory owes much to the Scandinavian theoretician and architect Christian Norberg-Schulz, who emphasized considerations to the specific characteristics and atmosphere of a place. Is the atmosphere of Villa San Michele thus the key word in the understanding of the physical and metaphysical levels and layers of architectural language in this home of archaeological origin? We focus in our paper with these theoretical views on Villa San Michelethrough an architectural lens and perspective within the frames of House&Home on the language of architecture, and ask; can we explain the language of genius loci in Villa San Michele? Can we hereby clearly see how Axel Munthe - who was not an architect – could build a house at the very core of architecture and create a home caught between reality and dream?

  3. News Palynology data of the basal section of Formacion San Gregorio located in Paso de las Bochas (I lower permian north basin, Uruguay

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    Samples from outcrops and concretions of the locality of Paso de las Bochas on the Negro River, provided new palynologycal data to the basal section of the San Gregorio Formation. At least 10 new ta xa are added for San Gregorio concretions, and some of the cited palynomorphs are mentioned for the first time for Uruguay (Rattiganispora minor, Waltzispora pol ita). Moreover, some of the found ta xa have been mentioned for glacial deposits related to the Carboniferous-Permian boundary in other Gondwana regions (p.e. Psomospora detect a, Waltzispora pol ita). The preliminary results reached here allow to admit the hypothesis of the existence of carboniferous dee posits on the Uruguayan territory whose were eroded or not yet recognized. Keywords: San Gregorio Formation, Carboniferous

  4. High-resolution SANS experiments by double-crystal technique

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    Though small-angle scattering is a method suitable for investigation of microstructure in a wide mesoscopic size range (about 1 nm to 1 ?m), the dynamic Q-range in a single SANS spectrum - defined as the ratio of the maximum value of the scattering vector Q to the Q-resolution of the instrument - is rarely better than about 10. The combination of measurements performed at different Q regions is therefore necessary for better evaluation of SANS experiments, particularly in case of polydisperse systems. Variation of instrument length, slit sizes and neutron wavelength is the usual way how to extend the Q-range accessible at a conventional pinhole SANS instrument. Nevertheless, this possibility is limited on the side of small Q values because of restrictions imposed on the physical length and luminosity of SANS facilities even if they are equipped with an efficient cold neutron source. Alternative techniques for SANS investigation of large objects requiring ultra high resolution were developed, based on the nondispersive arrangement of two perfect crystals. This contribution is focused on the double bent crystal (DBC) diffractometers operating in the intermediate Q-range of 10-4 to 10-2 A-1, which is difficult to access by both the types of instruments mentioned above. (author)

  5. 75 FR 2796 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control...

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    2010-01-19

    ...Plan, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District AGENCY...the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District portion of...for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings. The commenter...Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation...

  6. 40 CFR 81.21 - San Francisco Bay Area Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2010-07-01

    ...Francisco Bay Area Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.21 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.21 San Francisco Bay Area Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The San...

  7. 78 FR 6740 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley United Air Pollution...

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    2013-01-31

    ...Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley United Air Pollution Control District AGENCY...the San Joaquin Valley United Air Pollution Control District...portion of the California State Implementation...

  8. 75 FR 12580 - Southern California Edison Company, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3...

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    2010-03-16

    ...Edison Company, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units...Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC...operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units...No changes to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination...

  9. 33 CFR 334.921 - Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, Calif.; naval restricted area.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, Calif.; naval restricted area. 334...RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.921 Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, Calif.; naval restricted area....

  10. 33 CFR 334.950 - Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, California; Navy shore bombardment areas.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, California; Navy shore...REGULATIONS § 334.950 Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, California; Navy shore...1) The waters of the Pacific Ocean within an...

  11. 33 CFR 110.220 - Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas...REGULATIONS Anchorage Grounds § 110.220 Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage...

  12. San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar Year 1989

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for San Francisco Bay NWR, San Pablo Bay NWR, Antioch Dunes NWR, Farallon NWR, Ellicott Slough NWR, and Salinas River NWR outlines...

  13. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar Year 2000

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Antioch Dunes NWR, Farallon NWR, San Pablo Bay NWR, Ellicot Slough NWR, Salinas River NWR, and...

  14. San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar Year 1987

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for San Francisco Bay NWR, San Pablo Bay NWR, Antioch Dunes NWR, Farallon NWR, and Ellicott Slough NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments...

  15. 33 CFR 165.1121 - Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego, CA.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego...District § 165.1121 Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego...following area is a security zone: the...

  16. 76 FR 52623 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution...

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    2011-08-23

    ...Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District AGENCY: Environmental...the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD...52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental...

  17. 76 FR 56706 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution...

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    2011-09-14

    ...Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District AGENCY: Environmental...the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD...52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental...

  18. 33 CFR 165.1190 - Security Zone; San Francisco Bay, Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CA.

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    ... Security Zone; San Francisco Bay, Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CA. 165.1190... Security Zone; San Francisco Bay, Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CA. (a) Location...security zone: All navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary, California, from the...

  19. 76 FR 25548 - Safety Zone; Coast Guard Use of Force Training Exercises, San Pablo Bay, CA

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    2011-05-05

    ...Coast Guard Use of Force Training Exercises, San Pablo Bay, CA AGENCY...for Coast Guard Use of Force Training exercises. This safety zone will be...Coast Guard Use of Force Training Exercises, San Pablo Bay, CA in...

  20. 77 FR 10472 - San Bernardino National Forest, Mountaintop Ranger District, California, Mitsubishi South Quarry...

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    ...Bernardino National Forest and San Bernardino...permitting, a Plan of Operations...Bernardino National Forest and San Bernardino County a Plan of Operations...Reclamation Plan is available...Bernardino National Forest Web site...

  1. Assessment of hydraulic restoration of San Pablo Marsh, California.

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    Grismer, Mark E; Kollar, J; Syder, J

    2004-11-01

    Inter-tidal marshes are dynamic diverse ecosystems at the transition zone between terrestrial and ocean environments. Geomorphologically, inter-tidal salt marshes are vegetated land-forms at elevations slightly greater than mean tidal levels that have distributed channels formed under ebb (drainage) tidal flows that widen and deepen in the seaward direction. The drainage channels enable tidal flows to circulate sediments and nutrients through the marsh system during normal tidal events, while depositing sediments during storm or seismic events. This dynamic system encourages considerable biodiversity while simultaneously providing water quality enhancement features that service marsh terrestrial life and marine life in the estuary. Reservoir creation limiting sediment transport, anticipated large increases in sea levels as well as agricultural and urban development have resulted in significant loss of inter-tidal marshes and subsequent adverse impacts on waterfowl, infauna and fisheries. The complex and continuously changing marsh channel hydraulics and sedimentary processes have severely constrained quantitative modeling of these marsh systems such that restoration/creation efforts remain something of an empirical science and further assessments are needed. The purpose of this paper is to outline current understanding of salt marsh hydrodynamics, sediment accretion processes and subsequent response of marsh vegetation to set the stage for assessment of a marsh restoration effort along San Pablo Bay near San Francisco, California. Several kilometers of drainage channels were constructed in a 624 ha disturbed salt marsh to restore tidal circulation and vegetation so as to enhance habitat for threatened species (e.g. clapper rail, harvest mouse, delta smelt and potentially anadromous fish species). Two distinct drainage channel systems ('east' and 'west') were installed having similar channel dimensions common to salt marshes in the region, but having design bankfull tidal prism volumes differing by a factor of two. Following channel excavation, main channel tidal flows and sediment loads as well as marsh sediment accretion rates were monitored to assess the relative success of the excavation in restoring tidal circulation and vegetation (Salicornia spp.) to the marsh. Annual aerial surveys corroborated with ground-truthing indicated that marsh vegetation rapidly expanded, from 40 to 85% coverage several years following excavation. The 'east' channel intake was nearly completely silted in within three years. However, channel surveys and flow measurements indicated that the 'east' channel system tidal prism was only about 1200 m3, more than an order of magnitude less than that of the stable 'west' channel system. Marsh sediment accretion rates were on the order of 7-8 mm yr(-1), a rate common to the Pacific coast region that exceeds estimated sea level rise rates of approximately 2 mm yr(-1). East channel network siltation resulted in storm and spring tidal flood ponding such that marsh vegetation coverage decreased to 51% of the marsh area and related habitat expansion decreased. These results are considered in terms of the primary inter-tidal marsh factors affecting possible restoration/creation strategies. PMID:15473530

  2. The B4 Project: Scanning the San Andreas and San Jacinto Fault Zones

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    Bevis, M.; Hudnut, K.; Sanchez, R.; Toth, C.; Grejner-Brzezinska, D.; Kendrick, E.; Caccamise, D.; Raleigh, D.; Zhou, H.; Shan, S.; Shindle, W.; Yong, A.; Harvey, J.; Borsa, A.; Ayoub, F.; Shrestha, R.; Carter, B.; Sartori, M.; Phillips, D.; Coloma, F.

    2005-12-01

    We performed a high-resolution topographic survey of the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault zones in southern California, in order to obtain pre-earthquake imagery necessary to determine near-field ground deformation after a future large event (hence the name B4), and to support tectonic and paleoseismic research. We imaged the faults in unprecedented detail using Airborne Laser Swath Mapping (ALSM) and all-digital navigational photogrammetry. The scientific purpose of such spatially detailed imaging is to establish actual slip and afterslip heterogeneity so as to help resolve classic `great debates' in earthquake source physics. We also expect to be able to characterize near-field deformation associated with the along-strike transition from continuously creeping to fully locked sections of the San Andreas fault with these data. In order to ensure that the data are extraordinarily well georeferenced, an abnormally intensive array of GPS ground control was employed throughout the project. For calibration and validation purposes, numerous areas along the fault zones were blanketed with kinematic GPS profiles. For redundant determination of the airborne platform trajectory, the OSU independent inertial measurement unit and GPS system were included in the flight payload along with the NCALM equipment. Studies using the ground control are being conducted to estimate true accuracy of the airborne data, and the redundant flight trajectory data are being used to study and correct for errors in the airborne data as well. All of this work is directed at overall improvement in airborne imaging capabilities, with the intent of refining procedures that may then be used in the large-scale GeoEarthScope project over the next few years, led by UNAVCO. More generally, we also intend to improve airborne imaging to the point of geodetic quality. The present NSF-funded project, led by Ohio State University and the U. S. Geological Survey, was supported in all aspects of the airborne data acquisition and laser data processing by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), in continuous GPS station high-rate acquisition by SCIGN, and in GPS ground control by UNAVCO. A group of volunteers from USGS, UCSD, UCLA, Caltech and private industry, as well as gracious landowners along the fault zones, also made the project possible. Optech contributed use of their latest scanner system, a model 5100, for the laser data acquisition along all of the faults scanned. The data set will be made openly available to all researchers as promptly as possible, but currently OSU and NCALM are still working on the data processing.

  3. Neutron optics optimization for the SNS EQ-SANS diffractometer

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    The extended Q-range small angle neutron scattering (EQ-SANS) diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source has recently been completed. Initial commissioning has shown that it has achieved its high intensity, low background, and wide dynamic range design goals. One of the key components that enable these performances is its neutron optics, which are extensively optimized using analytical and Monte Carlo methods. The EQ-SANS optics consist of a curved multichannel beam bender and sections of straight neutron guides on both ends of the bender. The bender and the guide are made of float glass coated with supermirror multilayers. The function of the optics is to ensure low instrument background by avoiding the direct line of sight of the neutron moderator at downstream locations, while transporting thermal and cold neutrons to the sample with maximum efficiency. In this work, the optimization of the EQ-SANS optics is presented.

  4. SANS simulation of aggregated protein in aqueous solution

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    Sugiyama, Masaaki [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan)], E-mail: sugiyama@rri.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Hamada, Kei [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan); Kato, Koichi [Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Nagoya 467-8063 (Japan); Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience and Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi 444-8787 (Japan); Kurimoto, Eiji; Okamoto, Kenta [Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Nagoya 467-8063 (Japan); Morimoto, Yukio [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan); Ikeda, Susumu; Naito, Sachio [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Furusaka, Michihiko [Department of Mechanical Intelligence Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628 (Japan); Itoh, Keiji; Mori, Kazuhiro; Fukunaga, Toshiharu [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan)

    2009-02-21

    Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) of aggregated protein in an aqueous solution is simulated based on the crystallographic data of the protein. After obtaining the crystallographic data of the target protein, hydrogen atoms are added to the data and then some hydrogen atoms are replaced with deuterium atoms. The structure models are made with this data and then their gyration radii and SANS intensities are calculated. Compared the calculated SANS data with the experimental one, the most probable structure is determined. With this analysis method, the aggregate structure of proteasome {alpha}7-subunit (PRS{alpha}) in an aqueous solution was investigated. Three structural models, a simple monomer and two types of dimers, were supposed as the aggregated structure of PRS{alpha}. The analysis showed that the best compromised structure was the dimer, which was consistent with electron microscopy observation.

  5. Deep Borehole Instrumentation Along San Francisco Bay Bridges - 2001

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    Hutchings, L.; Kasameyer, P.; Long, L.; McEvilly, T.; Clymer, R.; Urhhammer, R.; Baise, L.

    2001-05-01

    This is a progress report on the Bay Bridges downhole network. Between 2 and 8 instruments have been spaced along the Dumbarton, San Mateo, Bay, and San Rafael bridges in San Francisco Bay, California. The instruments will provide multiple use data that is important to geotechnical, structural engineering, and seismological studies. The holes are between 100 and 1000 ft deep and were drilled by Caltrans. There are twenty-one sensor packages at fifteen sites. The downhole instrument package contains a three component HS-1 seismometer and three orthogonal Wilcox 731 accelerometers, and is capable of recording a micro g from local M = 1.0 earthquakes to 0.5 g strong ground motion form large Bay Area earthquakes. This report list earthquakes and stations where recordings were obtained during the period February 29, 2000 to November 11, 2000. Also, preliminary results on noise analysis for up and down hole recordings at Yerba Buena Island is presented.

  6. A summary of the San Francisco tidal wetlands restoration series

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    Larry R. Brown

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The four topical articles of the Tidal Wetlands Restoration Series summarized and synthesized much of what is known about tidal wetlands and tidal wetland restoration in the San Francisco Estuary (hereafter ?Estuary?. Despite a substantial amount of available information, major uncertainties remain. A major uncertainty with regard to fishes is the net benefit of restored tidal wetlands relative to other habitats for native fishes in different regions of the Estuary given the presence of numerous invasive alien species. With regard to organic carbon, a major uncertainty is the net benefit of land use change given uncertainty about the quantity and quality of different forms of organic carbon resulting from different land uses. A major challenge is determining the flux of organic carbon from open systems like tidal wetlands. Converting present land uses to tidal wetlands will almost certainly result in increased methylation of mercury at the local scale with associated accumulation of mercury within local food webs. However, it is unclear if such local accumulation is of concern for fish, wildlife or humans at the local scale or if cumulative effects at the regional scale will emerge. Based on available information it is expected that restored tidal wetlands will remain stable once constructed; however, there is uncertainty associated with the available data regarding the balance of sediment accretion, sea-level rise, and sediment erosion. There is also uncertainty regarding the cumulative effect of many tidal restoration projects on sediment supply. The conclusions of the articles highlight the need to adopt a regional and multidisciplinary approach to tidal wetland restoration in the Estuary. The Science Program of the CALFED effort provides an appropriate venue for addressing these issues.

  7. Números cromosómicos de Asteraceae de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel (REPSA), México, Distrito Federal / Chromosome numbers in Asteraceae of the Ecological Reserve of the Pedregal de San Ángel (REPSA), Mexico City, Mexico

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    Fabiola, Soto-Trejo; Guadalupe, Palomino; José Luis, Villaseñor.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se registraron los números cromosómicos mitóticos o meióticos de 31 especies de Asteraceae en la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel (REPSA), y por primera vez, los conteos cromosómicos de 3 especies endémicas de México: Acourtia cordata (2n= 54), Ageratina cylindrica (2n= 34) y Viguiera bud [...] dleiiformis (n= 17). Se discuten los resultados obtenidos de acuerdo con los datos disponibles para cada especie analizada. Abstract in english Mitotic or meiotic chromosome numbers are recorded for 31 species of Asteraceae growing in the Ecological Reserve of the Pedregal de San Angel (REPSA), Mexico City. The chromosome counts of 3 species endemic to Mexico are recorded for the first time: Acourtia cordata (2n= 54), Ageratina cilyndrica ( [...] 2n= 34), and Viguiera buddleiiformis (n= 17). The results are discussed in relation to the available data for each of the analyzed taxa.

  8. Emissions of organic carbon and methane from petroleum and dairy operations in California's San Joaquin Valley

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Petroleum and dairy operations are prominent sources of gas-phase organic compounds in California's San Joaquin Valley. Ground site measurements in Bakersfield and aircraft measurements of reactive gas-phase organic compounds were made in this region as part of the CalNex (California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change project to determine the sources contributing to regional gas-phase organic carbon emissions. Using a combination of near-source and downwind data, we assess the composition and magnitude of emissions from these prominent sources that are relatively understudied compared to motor vehicles We also developed a statistical modeling method with the FLEXPART-WRF transport and meteorological model using ground-based data to assess the spatial distribution of emissions in the San Joaquin Valley. We present evidence for large sources of paraffinic hydrocarbons from petroleum extraction/processing operations and oxygenated compounds from dairy (and other cattle operations. In addition to the small straight-chain alkanes typically associated with petroleum operations, we observed a wide range of branched and cyclic alkanes that have limited previous in situ measurements or characterization in emissions from petroleum operations. Observed dairy emissions were dominated by ethanol, methanol, and acetic acid, and methane. Dairy operations were responsible for the vast majority of methane emissions in the San Joaquin Valley; observations of methane were well-correlated with non-vehicular ethanol, and multiple assessments of the spatial distribution of emissions in the San Joaquin Valley highlight the dominance of dairy operations for methane emissions. The good agreement of the observed petroleum operations source profile with the measured composition of non-methane hydrocarbons in unrefined natural gas associated with crude oil suggests a fugitive emissions pathway during petroleum extraction, storage, or processing with negligible coincident methane emissions Aircraft observations of emission hotspots from operations at oil wells and dairies are consistent with the statistical source footprint determined via transport modeling and ground-based data. At Bakersfield, petroleum and dairy operations each comprised 22–23% of anthropogenic non-methane organic carbon and were each responsible for ~12% of potential precursors to ozone, but their direct impacts as potential SOA precursors were estimated to be minor. A comparison with the California Air Resources Board emission inventory supports the current relative emission rates of reactive organic gases from these sources in the region.

  9. Chemical variability in the Sacramento River and in Northern San Francisco Bay

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    Schemel, L.E.; Hager, S.W.

    1986-01-01

    Specific conductance and concentrations of alkalinity, dissolved silica, nitrate, and ammonium were measured daily in the Sacramento River flow to northern San Francisco Bay during the rainfall seasons of 1983 and 1984 (high flow) and during late summer and early fall of 1984 (low flow). Flow and concentrations of chemical species varied in response to storm events during high flow, but flow was more variable than concentrations of chemical species. Runoff from agriculturally developed areas appeared to increase specific conductance and concentrations of alkalinity during high flow. During low flow, inputs of agricultural tailwaters caused variations in concentrations of alkalinity and dissolved silica. Dilution of municipal waste by river flow caused variability in concentrations of ammonium during both high flow and low flow. Distributions of alkalinity, dissolved silica, nitrate, and ammonium were measured in northern San Francisco Bay during late summer and fall of 1984. Changes in distributions of alkalinity in the estuary were caused by variations in alkalinity in the Sacramento River. Changes in distributions of dissolved silica, nitrate, and ammonium appeared to be primarily related to variations in supply by the river and removal by phytoplankton. Effects of removal by phytoplankton were large for ammonium and dissolved silica, but appeared relatively small for nitrate. ?? 1986 Estuarine Research Federation.

  10. Mapping invasive aquatic vegetation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta using hyperspectral imagery.

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    Underwood, E C; Mulitsch, M J; Greenberg, J A; Whiting, M L; Ustin, S L; Kefauver, S C

    2006-10-01

    The ecological and economic impacts associated with invasive species are of critical concern to land managers. The ability to map the extent and severity of invasions would be a valuable contribution to management decisions relating to control and monitoring efforts. We investigated the use of hyperspectral imagery for mapping invasive aquatic plant species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in the Central Valley of California, at two spatial scales. Sixty-four flightlines of HyMap hyperspectral imagery were acquired over the study region covering an area of 2,139 km(2) and field work was conducted to acquire GPS locations of target invasive species. We used spectral mixture analysis to classify two target invasive species; Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa), a submerged invasive, and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), a floating emergent invasive. At the relatively fine spatial scale for five sites within the Delta (average size 51 ha) average classification accuracies were 93% for Brazilian waterweed and 73% for water hyacinth. However, at the coarser, Delta-wide scale (177,000 ha) these accuracy results were 29% for Brazilian waterweed and 65% for water hyacinth. The difference in accuracy is likely accounted for by the broad range in water turbidity and tide heights encountered across the Delta. These findings illustrate that hyperspectral imagery is a promising tool for discriminating target invasive species within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta waterways although more work is needed to develop classification tools that function under changing environmental conditions. PMID:16741793

  11. Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance basic data for San Antonio NTMS Quadrangle, Texas

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    Results of a reconnaissance geochemical survey of the San Antonio Quadrangle, Texas, are reported. Field and laboratory data are presented for 781 groundwater samples, 541 stream sediment samples, and 331 stream water samples. Statistical and areal distributions of uranium and other possible uranium-related variables are displayed. A generalized geologic map of the survey area is provided and pertinent geologic factors which may be of significance in evaluating the potential for uranium mineralization are briefly discussed. Based on results from groundwater and stream water samples, extensive areas within the San Antonio Quadrangle are producing water from saline environments. These areas are located southeast of the Balcones Escarpment. These saline environments delineate a northeast-southwest trend which coincides predominately with the outcrop of the Upper Cretaceous Formations and the formations of the Midway and Wilcox Groups of Tertiary Age. Results from stream sediment samples indicate that high uranium values occur predominately in the southeast corner of the quadrangle. The high values of uranium that occur in this area are associated with the Tertiary Formations, most notably the Carrizo Sand of the Claiborne Group. High uranium values associated with the Carrizo Sand appear to be related to heavy and/or resistate minerals

  12. Volcano-hazard zonation for San Vicente volcano, El Salvador

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    Major, J.J.; Schilling, S.P.; Pullinger, C.R.; Escobar, C.D.; Howell, M.M.

    2001-01-01

    San Vicente volcano, also known as Chichontepec, is one of many volcanoes along the volcanic arc in El Salvador. This composite volcano, located about 50 kilometers east of the capital city San Salvador, has a volume of about 130 cubic kilometers, rises to an altitude of about 2180 meters, and towers above major communities such as San Vicente, Tepetitan, Guadalupe, Zacatecoluca, and Tecoluca. In addition to the larger communities that surround the volcano, several smaller communities and coffee plantations are located on or around the flanks of the volcano, and major transportation routes are located near the lowermost southern and eastern flanks of the volcano. The population density and proximity around San Vicente volcano, as well as the proximity of major transportation routes, increase the risk that even small landslides or eruptions, likely to occur again, can have serious societal consequences. The eruptive history of San Vicente volcano is not well known, and there is no definitive record of historical eruptive activity. The last significant eruption occurred more than 1700 years ago, and perhaps long before permanent human habitation of the area. Nevertheless, this volcano has a very long history of repeated, and sometimes violent, eruptions, and at least once a large section of the volcano collapsed in a massive landslide. The oldest rocks associated with a volcanic center at San Vicente are more than 2 million years old. The volcano is composed of remnants of multiple eruptive centers that have migrated roughly eastward with time. Future eruptions of this volcano will pose substantial risk to surrounding communities.

  13. Pleistocene Brawley and Ocotillo Formations: Evidence for initial strike-slip deformation along the San Felipe and San Jacinto fault zonez, Southern California

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    Kirby, S.M.; Janecke, S.U.; Dorsey, R.J.; Housen, B.A.; Langenheim, V.E.; McDougall, K.A.; Steeley, A.N.

    2007-01-01

    We examine the Pleistocene tectonic reorganization of the Pacific-North American plate boundary in the Salton Trough of southern California with an integrated approach that includes basin analysis, magnetostratigraphy, and geologic mapping of upper Pliocene to Pleistocene sedimentary rocks in the San Felipe Hills. These deposits preserve the earliest sedimentary record of movement on the San Felipe and San Jacinto fault zones that replaced and deactivated the late Cenozoic West Salton detachment fault. Sandstone and mudstone of the Brawley Formation accumulated between ???1.1 and ???0.6-0.5 Ma in a delta on the margin of an arid Pleistocene lake, which received sediment from alluvial fans of the Ocotillo Formation to the west-southwest. Our analysis indicates that the Ocotillo and Brawley formations prograded abruptly to the east-northeast across a former mud-dominated perennial lake (Borrego Formation) at ???1.1 Ma in response to initiation of the dextral-oblique San Felipe fault zone. The ???25-km-long San Felipe anticline initiated at about the same time and produced an intrabasinal basement-cored high within the San Felipe-Borrego basin that is recorded by progressive unconformities on its north and south limbs. A disconformity at the base of the Brawley Formation in the eastern San Felipe Hills probably records initiation and early blind slip at the southeast tip of the Clark strand of the San Jacinto fault zone. Our data are consistent with abrupt and nearly synchronous inception of the San Jacinto and San Felipe fault zones southwest of the southern San Andreas fault in the early Pleistocene during a pronounced southwestward broadening of the San Andreas fault zone. The current contractional geometry of the San Jacinto fault zone developed after ???0.5-0.6 Ma during a second, less significant change in structural style. ?? 2007 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

  14. 33 CFR 165.1110 - Security Zone: Coronado Bay Bridge, San Diego, CA.

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    ...2010-07-01 false Security Zone: Coronado Bay Bridge, San Diego, CA. 165.1110 Section 165.1110 Navigation and Navigable...165.1110 Security Zone: Coronado Bay Bridge, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. All navigable waters of San...

  15. 33 CFR 165.1120 - Security Zone; Naval Amphibious Base, San Diego, CA.

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    ... false Security Zone; Naval Amphibious Base, San Diego, CA. 165.1120 Section 165.1120 Navigation and Navigable...165.1120 Security Zone; Naval Amphibious Base, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters of San...

  16. 76 FR 45421 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to...bridge to participate in the scheduled San Francisco Marathon, a community event. This...

  17. 76 FR 50124 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of San Francisco requested a temporary change to the...

  18. 75 FR 56919 - Port Access Route Study: The Approaches to San Francisco

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    ...Access Route Study: The Approaches to San Francisco AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...Port Access Route Study: Off San Francisco'' that was published in the Federal...vessel routing in the approaches to San Francisco. DATES: A Public meeting will be...

  19. 75 FR 67618 - Safety Zone: Richardson Ash Scattering by Fireworks, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Richardson Ash Scattering by Fireworks, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay 1,500 feet off Yellow Bluff, Sausalito...Ellerson, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone 415-399-7436,...

  20. 76 FR 71260 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the City of San Francisco to inspect the bridge structure as...

  1. 78 FR 19585 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; China Basin, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Operation Regulations; China Basin, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...the China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of San Francisco requested a temporary change to the...

  2. 77 FR 66714 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of San Francisco requested a temporary change to the...

  3. 78 FR 31414 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA

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    ...Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...the China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to...bridge to participate in the scheduled San Francisco Marathon, a community event. This...

  4. Structure modelling of SANS data based on concentrated hard-sphere particles system

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    The application of hard-sphere model in interpreting SANS data has found useful in many material studies. The model has been adopted for analysis of SANS data collected from MINT facility. This paper describes the implication of the model in the study of materials using SANS as a probe. (author)

  5. The Forts of Old San Juan: Guardians of the Caribbean. Teaching with Historic Places.

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    Weltzin, Rosanna

    The massive masonry defenses of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, which were begun in the 16th century, exist today as the oldest European-style fortifications within the territory of the United States. This lesson is based on the World Heritage Site nomination file and the National Park Service Handbook, "San Juan: The Forts of Old San Juan." The lesson…

  6. Una réplica inédita de Zurbarán de un San Carmelo

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    Valdivieso, Enrique

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The recent appearance of a replica of an unpublished painting by Zurbarán of Saint Carmelo allows for the reconstruction of the De Profundis hall of the Convent of Shod Mercedarians in Seville. Originally this painting was paired there with Saint Serapis, today in the Wadsworth Atheneum of Hartford, Connecticutt (USA.La aparición de una réplica de una pintura de Zurbarán inédita que representa a San Carmelo, permite la reconstrucción de la decoración de la sala De Profundis del Convento de la Merced Calzada de Sevilla. Allí esta pintura formaba pareja con el San Serapio conservado actualmente en el Wadsworth Atheneum de Hartford (USA.

  7. Simulation of virtual SANS spectrometers at IBR-2 reactor

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    The experience gained in the last 15 years of experimental studies of large-scale structures with the SANS instrument at the IBR-2 pulsed reactor in Dubna shows that some parameters of the spectrometer can be improved. In particular, it concerns reduction of the fast neutron and gamma backgrounds that limit the possibilities of studying weakly scattering objects. Another direction of improvement is to reduce a minimum momentum transfer value Qmin to study objects with larger characteristic dimensions. The paper investigates several configurations of the SANS machine at IBR-2. The Monte Carlo codes are used to calculate the parameters of such virtual instruments. An optimal instrument structure is proposed

  8. First experiences with large SAN storage and Linux

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    The use of a storage area network (SAN) with Linux opens possibilities for scalable and affordable large data storage and poses a new challenge for cluster computing. The GridKa center uses a commercial parallel file system to create a highly available high-speed data storage using a combination of Fibre Channel (SAN) and Ethernet (LAN) to optimize between data throughput and costs. This article describes the design, implementation and optimizations of the GridKa storage solution which will offer over 400 TB online storage for 600 nodes. Presented are some throughput measurements of one of the largest Linux-based parallel storage systems in the world

  9. Chondrichthyans of the San Matías Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina Los condrictios del Golfo San Matías, Patagonia, Argentina

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    María R PERIER

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The San Matías Gulf (SMG; 41°- 42° S; 64°- 65° W is the largest gulf in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Up to date, the chondrichthyan fauna of this area has not been reported. Therefore, the aim of this work is to provide a list with species presence and biological characteristics of the chondrichthyans recorded in SMG during the last 30 years. A total of 13 sharks distributed in 11 families, 19 skates and rays distributed in six families, and one holocephalan have been so far recorded in SMG. From the zoogeographical point of view, this chondrichthyan fauna is a mixed assemblage of species typically found in the Argentinean and Magellanean Provinces. The holocephalan Callorhinchus callorynchus is the most landed chondricthyan of the local fishery. With it, five sharks and seven skates are also exploited.El Golfo San Matías (SMG; 41°- 42° S - 64°-65° O se encuentra ubicado en el norte de la Patagonia, Argentina. Hasta la fecha no se cuentan con reportes de la fauna de condrictios de esta zona. Por lo tanto, el objetivo de este trabajo es proporcionar una lista de la presencia y las características biológicas de los condrictios registrados en el SMG durante los últimos 30 años. Un total de 13 tiburones distribuidos en 11 familias, 19 batoideos distribuidos en seis familias y un holocefalo han sido reportados para la zona. Desde el punto de vista zoogeográfico, el SMG presenta un ensamble de especies pertenecientes a las Provincias Magallánica y Argentina. El holocefalo Callorhinchus callorynchus es el condrictio más desembarcado de la pesquería local. Con menor importancia son explotadas comercialmente, cinco especies de tiburones y siete de rayas.

  10. Chondrichthyans of the San Matías Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina / Los condrictios del Golfo San Matías, Patagonia, Argentina

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    María R, PERIER; Marilú, ESTALLES; Nidia M, COLLER; Matías N, SUAREZ; Gimena J, MORA; Edgardo E, DI GIÁCOMO.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El Golfo San Matías (SMG; 41°- 42° S - 64°-65° O) se encuentra ubicado en el norte de la Patagonia, Argentina. Hasta la fecha no se cuentan con reportes de la fauna de condrictios de esta zona. Por lo tanto, el objetivo de este trabajo es proporcionar una lista de la presencia y las características [...] biológicas de los condrictios registrados en el SMG durante los últimos 30 años. Un total de 13 tiburones distribuidos en 11 familias, 19 batoideos distribuidos en seis familias y un holocefalo han sido reportados para la zona. Desde el punto de vista zoogeográfico, el SMG presenta un ensamble de especies pertenecientes a las Provincias Magallánica y Argentina. El holocefalo Callorhinchus callorynchus es el condrictio más desembarcado de la pesquería local. Con menor importancia son explotadas comercialmente, cinco especies de tiburones y siete de rayas. Abstract in english The San Matías Gulf (SMG; 41°- 42° S; 64°- 65° W) is the largest gulf in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Up to date, the chondrichthyan fauna of this area has not been reported. Therefore, the aim of this work is to provide a list with species presence and biological characteristics of the chondricht [...] hyans recorded in SMG during the last 30 years. A total of 13 sharks distributed in 11 families, 19 skates and rays distributed in six families, and one holocephalan have been so far recorded in SMG. From the zoogeographical point of view, this chondrichthyan fauna is a mixed assemblage of species typically found in the Argentinean and Magellanean Provinces. The holocephalan Callorhinchus callorynchus is the most landed chondricthyan of the local fishery. With it, five sharks and seven skates are also exploited.

  11. Provision of utility support services to the US Department of Energy San Francisco Operations Office. Final technical report

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    1994-04-01

    The main purpose of this project was to provide to DOE/SAN continuing, follow-up support to realize savings from a number of alternate supply arrangements that had already been and/or were expected to be identified under the original project. This expected continuation of these efforts is demonstrated by certain of the tasks that are spelled out in the Statement of Work. For example: Evaluate and propose alternative options and methods for improving efficiency, reducing cost, and making effective use of the energy supplies and facilities under various conditions of use; Provide engineering and economic analysis and recommendations for utility-related facilities and service issues, such as high voltage discounts, ownership of facilities, etc.; Assist in developing strategy and documentation in support of negotiating utility contracts and modifications thereto. In addition, the follow-on contract provided for monitoring and intervening in rate cases that had particular relevance to the DOE/SAN laboratories.

  12. Thermal Performance of Traditional and New Concept Houses in the Ancient Village of San Pedro De Atacama and Surroundings

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    Full Text Available Earth, wood and others traditional materials are still used in house constructions in many regions of the world, especially in the Andes. San Pedro de Atacama, for example, is a small town where earth blocks (adobes and rammed earth (tapial are important ways to construct, an art passed on through generations. Energy properties of earth are very interesting: thermal conductivity is low; heat storage capacity is high; color is variable and can be used to absorb or to reject solar radiation. However, nowadays the government social dwelling service is proposing a different type of construction, which does not maintain any relation with the tradition. This paper presents simulation studies and monitoring of four different San Pedro houses, constructed by using different techniques and materials. Results can be used to discuss the thermal performance needed in desert climate and the reliability of social dwelling service houses, under construction at this time in the town.

  13. Simulation model of Skeletonema costatum population dynamics in northern San Francisco Bay, California

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    Cloern, J.E.; Cheng, R.T.

    1981-01-01

    A pseudo-two-dimensional model is developed to simulate population dynamics of one dominant phytoplankton species (Skeletonema costatum) in northern San Francisco Bay. The model is formulated around a conceptualization of this estuary as two distinct but coupled subsystems-a deep (10-20 m) central channel and lateral areas with shallow (<2 m) water and slow circulation. Algal growth rates are governed by solar irradiation, temperature and salinity, while population losses are assumed to result from grazing bycalanoid copepods. Consequences of estuarine gravitational circulation are approximated simply by reducing convective-dispersive transport in that section of the channel (null zone) where residual bottom currents are near zero, and lateral mixing is treated as a bulkexchange process between the channel and the shoals. Model output is consistent with the hypothesis that, because planktonic algae are light-limited, shallow areas are the sites of active population growth. Seasonal variation in the location of the null zone (a response to variable river discharge) is responsible for maintaining the spring bloom of neritic diatoms in the seaward reaches of the estuary (San Pablo Bay) and the summer bloom upstream (Suisun Bay). Model output suggests that these spring and summer blooms result from the same general process-establishment of populations over the shoals, where growth rates are rapid, coupled with reduced particulate transport due to estuarine gravitational circulation. It also suggests, however, that the relative importance of physical and biological processes to phytoplankton dynamics is different in San Pablo and Suisun Bays. Finally, the model has helped us determine those processes having sufficient importance to merit further refinement in the next generation of models, and it has given new direction to field studies. ?? 1981 Academic Press Inc. (London) Ltd.

  14. Treatment of mine water and solid residues (RS) in San Rafael mining and milling complex

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    San Rafael Mining and Milling Complex is located in Mendoza Province, in San Rafael Department, 38 km West from San Rafael city and 240 km south from Mendoza city, capital of the province. Activities related with yellow cake production were performed from 1979 to 1999. Nowadays the mine and the plant are in stand by. At the moment technical, economic and environmental studies are being done in order to restart the activities. Different kind of residues are accumulated in the site: a) Tailing; b) Sludges; c) Low grade ores; e) Waste rock; f) Mine water; g) Solid residues (RS). In this paper methodology to treat mine water and solid residues (RS) will be informed. a) Mine water: 800.000 m3 of mine water are accumulated in different open pit. Uranium, radium and arsenic are the main ions to take into account to treat the water. Several laboratory and pilot test have been performed in order to define the treatment of the water, according with the regulatory requirement. A methodology using anion exchange resin to fix uranium and precipitation using barium chloride and iron sulfate to separate radium and arsenic has been developed. b) Solid residues (RS): these residues (precipitates) have been produced by neutralization of effluents in a nuclear purification process (TBP process). They are accumulated in drums. These residues come from Cordoba plant, a factory which produces UO2 powder. The total content of uranium in the precipitate is 14.249 kg with an average uranium concentration of 1,33%. A methodology using sulfuric acid dissolution of the precipitates and anion exchange resin to recovery the uranium has been developed. (author)

  15. Management of quarry water and solid wastes from the San Rafael Mining and Manufacturing Complex

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    San Rafael Mining and Milling Complex is located in Mendoza province, in San Rafael Department, 38 km West from San Rafael city and 240 km South from Mendoza city, capital of the province. Activities related with yellow cake production were performed from 1979 to 1999. Nowadays the mine and the plant are in stand by. At the moment technical, economic and environmental studies are being done in order to restart the activities. Different kind of residues are accumulated in the site: a) Tailing; b) Sludges; c) Low grade ores; e) Waste rock; f) Mine water; g) Solid residues (RS). In this paper methodology to treat mine water and solid residues (RS) will be informed. a) Mine water: 800.000 m3 of mine water are accumulated in different open pit. Uranium, radium and arsenic are the main ions to take into account to treat the water. Several laboratory and pilot test have been performed in order to define the treatment of the water, according with the regulatory requirement. A methodology using anion exchange resin to fix uranium and precipitation using barium chloride and iron sulfate to separate radium and arsenic has been developed. b) Solid residues (RS): these residues (precipitates) have been produced by neutralization of effluents in a nuclear purification process (TBP process). They are accumulated in drums. These residues come from Cordoba plant, a factory which produces UO2 powder. The total content of uranium in the precipitate is 14.249 kg witranium in the precipitate is 14.249 kg with an average uranium concentration of 1,33%. A methodology using sulfuric acid dissolution of the precipitates and anion exchange resin to recovery the uranium has been developed. (author)

  16. Lenguaje, belleza y verdad en Cicerón y San Agustín: las encrucijadas de la persuasión

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    Andrés Covarrubias C.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo me propongo mostrar las profundas diferencias entre Cicerón y San Agustín, desde el punto de vista de sus respectivas visiones del arte retórico. Mientras que, para el primero, la oratoria se ampara en el horizonte de las meras probabilidades, teniendo como fin la persuasión del auditorio, para el Obispo de Hipona, en cambio, el referente último está marcado por el hallazgo de la verdad, a partir de las Sagradas Escrituras. En efecto, Cicerón construye una teoría retórica compatible con la argumentación que debe dominar un buen abogado, sin las limitaciones de la obligación a la verdad y la prohibición del encubrimiento punible, mientras que San Agustín, en el De doctrina christiana, busca el establecimiento de una retórica consecuente con las aspiraciones de un auténtico orador eclesiástico. Debido a la diferencia de objetivos propuestos por cada uno de estos filósofos, mientras Cicerón se aproxima cada vez más a una posición relativista, San Agustín, aceptando la relatividad, busca, sin embargo, una práctica oratoria compatible con la expresión más pura y fidedigna de la verdadIn this article, I attempt to show the profound differences between Cicero and Saint Augustine concerning the rhetorical art. According to Cicero the oratory makes sense in the context of mere probabilities and aims at convincing the audience. Saint Augustine, on the contrary, thinks the scope of the oratory is given by finding truth in the Holy Scriptures. Indeed, Cicero states his theory as compatible with the arguments which a good lawyer should have, no matter they do not follow truth or hide what is against law. In De doctrina christiana, Saint Augustine prefers to state a rhetoric coherent to the aspirations of the authentic ecclesiastical orator. So, it is due to their different theories that Cicero approaches to a relativism, but Saint Augustine, though he accepts relativity, seeks an oratory practice compatible to the purest expression of truth

  17. Correlation between deep fluids, tremor and creep along the central San Andreas fault

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    Becken, M.; Ritter, O.; Bedrosian, P.A.; Weckmann, U.

    2011-01-01

    The seismicity pattern along the San Andreas fault near Parkfield and Cholame, California, varies distinctly over a length of only fifty kilometres. Within the brittle crust, the presence of frictionally weak minerals, fault-weakening high fluid pressures and chemical weakening are considered possible causes of an anomalously weak fault northwest of Parkfield. Non-volcanic tremor from lower-crustal and upper-mantle depths is most pronounced about thirty kilometres southeast of Parkfield and is thought to be associated with high pore-fluid pressures at depth. Here we present geophysical evidence of fluids migrating into the creeping section of the San Andreas fault that seem to originate in the region of the uppermost mantle that also stimulates tremor, and evidence that along-strike variations in tremor activity and amplitude are related to strength variations in the lower crust and upper mantle. Interconnected fluids can explain a deep zone of anomalously low electrical resistivity that has been imaged by magnetotelluric data southwest of the Parkfield-Cholame segment. Near Cholame, where fluids seem to be trapped below a high-resistivity cap, tremor concentrates adjacent to the inferred fluids within a mechanically strong zone of high resistivity. By contrast, subvertical zones of low resistivity breach the entire crust near the drill hole of the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, northwest of Parkfield, and imply pathways for deep fluids into the eastern fault block, coincident with a mechanically weak crust and the lower tremor amplitudes in the lower crust. Fluid influx to the fault system is consistent with hypotheses of fault-weakening high fluid pressures in the brittle crust. ?? 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

  18. On the Life and Deeds of San Precario, Patron Saint of Precarious Workers and Lives

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    Marcello Tarì

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Noi siamo la generazione post-socialista, la generazione del dopo guerra fredda, della fine delle burocrazie verticali e del controllo sull'informazione. Siamo un movimento globale e neuropeo, che porta avanti la rivoluzione democratica scaturita dal Sessantotto mondiale e lotta contro la distopia neoliberista oggi al culmine. Siamo ecoattivisti e mediattivisti, siamo i libertari della Rete e i metroradicali dello spazio urbano, siamo le mutazioni transgender del femminismo globale, siamo gli hacker del terribile reale. Siamo gli agitatori del precariato e gli insorti del cognitariato. Siamo anarcosindacalisti e postsocialisti. Siamo tutti migranti alla ricerca di una vita migliore. E non ci iconosciamo in voi, stratificazioni tetre e tetragone di ceti politici sconfitti già nel XX secolo. Non ci riconosciamo nella sinistra italyana.Manifesto Bio/Pop del Precariato Metroradicale, 20042004 has marked the beginning of the spreading "cult" of San Precario, Patron Saint of precarious, casual, sessional, temporary, flexible and fractional workers. The Saint appears in public spaces in occasion of rallies, marches, interventions and demonstrations, and its popularity has lead to development of a precise and colorful iconography, hagiography and rituals. This popularity conversely is also the sign of the gravity of the issue of precarity in Italy and Europe .San Precario epitomises current Italian activist practices. These practices, although specifically Italian, intersect with similar realities in Europe and are based on mythopoetic narratives and actions and mediatic embodiments. This paper analysis a variety of texts produced around San Precario, from posters, saint cards, product cards, videos, "official" narratives, personal accounts, relating them to the political debate surrounding precarity.

  19. Lenguaje, belleza y verdad en Cicerón y San Agustín: las encrucijadas de la persuasión

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    Andrés, Covarrubias C..

    Full Text Available En este artículo me propongo mostrar las profundas diferencias entre Cicerón y San Agustín, desde el punto de vista de sus respectivas visiones del arte retórico. Mientras que, para el primero, la oratoria se ampara en el horizonte de las meras probabilidades, teniendo como fin la persuasión del aud [...] itorio, para el Obispo de Hipona, en cambio, el referente último está marcado por el hallazgo de la verdad, a partir de las Sagradas Escrituras. En efecto, Cicerón construye una teoría retórica compatible con la argumentación que debe dominar un buen abogado, sin las limitaciones de la obligación a la verdad y la prohibición del encubrimiento punible, mientras que San Agustín, en el De doctrina christiana, busca el establecimiento de una retórica consecuente con las aspiraciones de un auténtico orador eclesiástico. Debido a la diferencia de objetivos propuestos por cada uno de estos filósofos, mientras Cicerón se aproxima cada vez más a una posición relativista, San Agustín, aceptando la relatividad, busca, sin embargo, una práctica oratoria compatible con la expresión más pura y fidedigna de la verdad Abstract in english In this article, I attempt to show the profound differences between Cicero and Saint Augustine concerning the rhetorical art. According to Cicero the oratory makes sense in the context of mere probabilities and aims at convincing the audience. Saint Augustine, on the contrary, thinks the scope of th [...] e oratory is given by finding truth in the Holy Scriptures. Indeed, Cicero states his theory as compatible with the arguments which a good lawyer should have, no matter they do not follow truth or hide what is against law. In De doctrina christiana, Saint Augustine prefers to state a rhetoric coherent to the aspirations of the authentic ecclesiastical orator. So, it is due to their different theories that Cicero approaches to a relativism, but Saint Augustine, though he accepts relativity, seeks an oratory practice compatible to the purest expression of truth

  20. Malaria control in the municipality of San Esteban, Honduras Control de la malaria en el municipio de San Esteban, Honduras

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    Christine Elizabeth Bell

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To assess the burden of malaria in San Esteban, Department of Olancho, Honduras, and provide recommendations for control. METHODS: Malaria causes appreciable morbidity in San Esteban. In 2006, health workers reported an increase in malaria cases and requested recommendations for control. In 2005, 385 cases (Plasmodium vivax, 316; P. falciparum, 69 were detected from 4 007 blood smears in the San Esteban laboratory (slide positivity rate = 9.6%. During May-July 2006, we assessed the burden of malaria and made recommendations. We reviewed epidemiologic data from slide-confirmed malaria cases in 2005 and 2006 and conducted a knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey in households to assess malaria diagnostic, treatment, and prevention practices. RESULTS: During May-July 2006, 143 laboratory-confirmed malaria cases were detected (P. vivax, 134; P. falciparum, 9 in San Esteban, compared with 104 (P. vivax, 79; P. falciparum, 25 in May-July 2005. From January 2005 to July 2006, 538 cases were detected in San Esteban, with increased frequency in May-October and the highest incidence in children 0-14 years old. We administered 112 surveys in 19 communities. Seventy percent of respondents reported a history of malaria in a household member, with the highest frequency reported in mothers (45% and children under 14 years old (37%. Most households did not have mosquito protection such as bed nets, screens, or indoor residual insecticide. CONCLUSIONS: Malaria is ongoing in San Esteban, with increased incidence in children. We recommend increased availability and promotion of insecticide-treated bed nets, improved timing and coverage of indoor residual spraying, and improved community malaria practices through education sessions.OBJETIVOS: Evaluar la carga de malaria en San Esteban, departamento de Olancho, Honduras, y ofrecer recomendaciones para su control. MÉTODOS: La malaria es causa de una considerable morbilidad en San Esteban. En 2006, los trabajadores sanitarios informaron un aumento de casos de malaria y solicitaron recomendaciones para su control. En 2005, en el laboratorio de San Esteban se detectaron 385 casos (316 por Plasmodium vivax y 69 por P. falciparum en 4 007 frotis sanguíneos (tasa de positividad: 9,6%. Entre mayo y julio de 2006 se evaluó la carga de malaria y se hicieron las recomendaciones. Se revisaron los datos epidemiológicos de los casos confirmados de 2005 y 2006 y se aplicó una encuesta sobre conocimientos, actitudes y hábitos en los hogares para evaluar las prácticas relacionadas con el diagnóstico, el tratamiento y la prevención de la malaria. RESULTADOS: Entre mayo y julio de 2006 en San Esteban se detectaron 143 casos de malaria confirmados por el laboratorio (134 por P. vivax y 9 por P. falciparum, en comparación con 104 (79 por P. vivax y 25 por P. falciparum entre mayo y julio de 2005. Entre enero de 2005 y julio de 2006 se detectaron 538 casos en San Esteban, con un aumento en la frecuencia entre mayo y octubre y la mayor incidencia en niños de 0 a 14 años. Se aplicaron 112 encuestas en 19 comunidades. De los que respondieron, 70% había tenido algún miembro del hogar con malaria, con una mayor frecuencia en las madres (45% y los menores de 14 años (37%. La mayoría de los hogares carecían de protección contra los mosquitos, como mosquiteros para las camas y ventanas o fumigación de interiores. CONCLUSIONES: La malaria se mantiene en aumento en San Esteban, con una mayor incidencia en los niños. Se recomienda incrementar la disponibilidad y la promoción de mosquiteros tratados con insecticidas, mejorar la periodicidad y la cobertura de la fumigación de interiores y mejorar los hábitos de la comunidad mediante sesiones educativas.

  1. Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the San Diego Drainages Hydrogeologic Province, 2004: California GAMA Priority Basin Project

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    Wright, Michael T.; Belitz, Kenneth

    2011-01-01

    Groundwater quality in the approximately 3,900-square-mile (mi2) San Diego Drainages Hydrogeologic Province (hereinafter San Diego) study unit was investigated from May through July 2004 as part of the Priority Basin Project of the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The study unit is located in southwestern California in the counties of San Diego, Riverside, and Orange. The GAMA Priority Basin Project is being conducted by the California State Water Resources Control Board in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The GAMA San Diego study was designed to provide a statistically robust assessment of untreated-groundwater quality within the primary aquifer systems. The assessment is based on water-quality and ancillary data collected by the USGS from 58 wells in 2004 and water-quality data from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) database. The primary aquifer systems (hereinafter referred to as the primary aquifers) were defined by the depth interval of the wells listed in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) database for the San Diego study unit. The San Diego study unit consisted of four study areas: Temecula Valley (140 mi2), Warner Valley (34 mi2), Alluvial Basins (166 mi2), and Hard Rock (850 mi2). The quality of groundwater in shallow or deep water-bearing zones may differ from that in the primary aquifers. For example, shallow groundwater may be more vulnerable to surficial contamination than groundwater in deep water-bearing zones. This study had two components: the status assessment and the understanding assessment. The first component of this study-the status assessment of the current quality of the groundwater resource-was assessed by using data from samples analyzed for volatile organic compounds (VOC), pesticides, and naturally occurring inorganic constituents, such as major ions and trace elements. The status assessment is intended to characterize the quality of groundwater resources within the primary aquifers of the San Diego study unit, not the treated drinking water delivered to consumers by water purveyors. The second component of this study-the understanding assessment-identified the natural and human factors that affect groundwater quality by evaluating land use, well construction, and geochemical conditions of the aquifer. Results from these evaluations were used to help explain the occurrence and distribution of selected constituents in the study unit. Relative-concentrations (sample concentration divided by benchmark concentration) were used as the primary metric for relating concentrations of constituents in groundwater samples to water-quality benchmarks for those constituents that have Federal and (or) California benchmarks. For organic and special-interest constituents, relative-concentrations were classified as high (> 1.0), moderate (> 0.1 and ?1.0), and low (?0.1). For inorganic constituents, relative concentrations were classified as high (> 1.0), moderate (> 0.5 and ?1.0), and low (?0.5). Grid-based and spatially weighted approaches were then used to evaluate the proportion of the primary aquifers (aquifer-scale proportions) with high, moderate, and low relative-concentrations for individual compounds and classes of constituents. One or more of the inorganic constituents with health-based benchmarks were high (relative to those benchmarks) in 17.6 percent of the primary aquifers in the Temecula Valley, Warner Valley, and Alluvial Basins study areas (hereinafter also collectively referred to as the Alluvial Fill study areas because they are composed of alluvial fill aquifers), and in 25.0 percent of the Hard Rock study area. Inorganic constituents with health-based benchmarks that were frequently detected at high relative-concentrations included vanadium (V), arsenic (As), and boron (B). Vanadium and As concentrations were not significantly correlated to either urban or agricultural land use indicating natural sources as the primary contributors of these constituent

  2. Characterization of a Strain Rate Transient Along the San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults Following the October 1999 Hector Mine Earthquake.

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    Hernandez, D.; Holt, W. E.; Bennett, R. A.; Dimitrova, L.; Haines, A. J.

    2006-12-01

    We are continuing work on developing and refining a tool for recognizing strain rate transients as well as for quantifying the magnitude and style of their temporal and spatial variations. We determined time-averaged velocity values in 0.05 year epochs using time-varying velocity estimates for continuous GPS station data from the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) for the time period between October 1999 and February 2004 [Li et al., 2005]. A self-consistent model velocity gradient tensor field solution is determined for each epoch by fitting bi-cubic Bessel interpolation to the GPS velocity vectors and we determine model dilatation strain rates, shear strain rates, and the rotation rates. Departures of the time dependent model strain rate and velocity fields from a master solution, obtained from a time-averaged solution for the period 1999-2004, with imposed plate motion constraints and Quaternary fault data, are evaluated in order to best characterize the time dependent strain rate field. A particular problem in determining the transient strain rate fields is the level of smoothing or damping that is applied. Our current approach is to choose a damping that both maximizes the departure of the transient strain rate field from the long-term master solution and achieves a reduced chi-squared value between model and observed GPS velocities of around 1.0 for all time epochs. We observe several noteworthy time-dependent changes. First, in the Eastern California Shear Zone (ECSZ) region, immediately following the October 1999 Hector Mine earthquake, there occurs a significant spatial increase of relatively high shear strain rate, which encompasses a significant portion of the ECSZ. Second, also following the Hector Mine event, there is a strain rate corridor that extends through the Pinto Mt. fault connecting the ECSZ to the San Andreas fault segment in the Salton Trough region. As this signal slowly decays, shear strain rates on segments of the San Andreas fault, just east of Palm Springs, and the San Jacinto fault increase during 2001-2004. During this period shear strain rates increase by roughly 20 nanostrain per year on the San Andreas fault and 20-30 nanostrain per year on the San Jacinto fault (over a zone approximately 20 km wide). Lastly, a further investigation into this strain rate recovery reveals a power law flow mechanism during the first six months after the earthquake for the Anza segment, after which strain rates appear to reach a steady state for the remainder of the data. Moreover, seismicity rates increase along these segments following the period of shear strain rate increase. These results quantify the spatial coverage of the strain rate changes and provide some bounds on their magnitude and confidence, as well as constraints on the associated regional rheology and interseismic cycle strain rate pattern. The compiled epoch solution "movies" may be viewed at the additional resources site.

  3. Complexation studies of actinides (U, Pu, Am) with linear polyamino-carboxylate ligands and sidero-chelates; Etudes de la chelation d'actinides (U, Pu, Am) par des ligands polyaminocarboxylate lineaires et des siderochelates d'interet environnemental

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    Nguyen, L.V.

    2010-11-25

    As part of our research endeavour aimed at developing and improving decontamination processes of wastewater containing alpha emitters, physico-chemical complexation studies of actinides (U, Pu, Am) with organic open-chain ligands such as poly-aminocarboxylic acids (H{sub 4}EDTA) and sidero-chelates (di-hydroxamic acids and desferrioxamine B) have been carried out. Gaining a clear understanding of the coordination properties of the targeted actinides is an essential step towards the selection of the most appropriate chelating agents that will exhibit high uptake efficiencies. EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) measurements at the ESRF synchrotron enabled to elucidate the coordination scheme of uranium and plutonium complexes. Solution thermodynamic investigations were intended to provide valuable information about the nature and the stability of the uranium(VI) and americium(III) complexes prevailing at a given pH in solution. The set of stability constants determined from potentiometric and UV-visible spectrophotometric titrations, allowed to predict the speciation of the selected actinides in presence of the aforementioned ligands and to determine the pH range required for achieving 'ultimate' decontamination. (author) [French] Dans le cadre du developpement et de l'amelioration des procedes de decontamination d'effluents aqueux contamines par des radioelements emetteurs alpha, des etudes physico-chimiques sur la complexation des actinides (U, Pu, Am) avec des ligands organiques tels que des acides polyaminocarboxyliques lineaires (H{sub 4}EDTA) et des siderochelates (acides dihydroxamiques et desferrioxamine B) ont ete effectuees. La comprehension des proprietes de coordination est une etape essentielle pour selectionner les meilleurs agents chelatants qui se montreront efficaces dans le traitement des effluents. Les schemas de coordination des complexes d'uranium et de plutonium avec ces ligands ont ete determines a l'aide de mesures par spectroscopie EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) effectuees au synchrotron de l'ESRF. Ces travaux ont ete completes par des etudes thermodynamiques realisees en couplant des mesures potentiometriques et spectrophotometriques UV-Visible afin d'identifier la nature des complexes d'uranium(VI) et d'americium(III) formes en solution et d'evaluer leur stabilite. A l'aide des constantes d'equilibre, il est possible de simuler le diagramme de speciation dans les conditions de traitement des effluents du centre de Valduc et de definir ainsi une gamme de pH dans laquelle le ligand est efficace pour atteindre une decontamination 'ultime'

  4. Restos fósiles de tortugas en San Buenaventura Nealtican, Puebla / Fossil turtles remains from San Buenaventura Nealtican, Puebla

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    Jorge Alfredo, HERRERA-FLORES.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Se describe y comenta material fósil de tortugas, procedente de San Buenaventura Nealtican, Puebla. Según sus características morfológicas es referido al género Trachemys, lo que representa el primer registro fósil de este género para el estado de Puebla, además de dar a conocer una nueva localidad [...] con herpetofauna para el Pleistoceno de Puebla. Abstract in english Fossil material of turtles from San Buenaventura Nealtican, Puebla is described and commented. According to its morphologic characteristics this material is referred to the genus Trachemys, which represents the first fossil record of this genus for the State of Puebla and a new locality with herpeto [...] fauna for the Pleistocene of Puebla.

  5. Iglesias evangélicas y conservación en San Pacho (Darién, Caribe colombiano) / Evangelical Churches and Conservation in San Pacho, Darién (Colombian Caribbean) / Igrejas evangélicas e conservação em San Pacho, Darién - Caribe colombiano

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    Aída, Gálvez; Julio, Salazar; Lorena, Ramírez.

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available A localidade San Francisco de Asís (Acandí, Chocó), no Caribe colombiano, é uma sede reconhecida de ações de conservação ambiental, graças ao trabalho de organizações e pessoas que buscam aliviar a crise ambiental global. A recente expansão do movimento evangélico entre os moradores, anteriormente c [...] atólicos, converte as novas igrejas locais em atores sociais capazes de contribuir nos projetos de conservação dos recursos marinhos e da floresta. Embora não exista uma articulação orgànica entre os ambientalistas e as igrejas evangélicas, ao analisar uma experiència conjunta, durante as jornadas de proteção das tartarugas marinhas, vemos que esta temática vai ganhando relevància para as organizações religiosas, de acordo com os dados derivados de uma etnografia realizada em 2008 e 2009. Assim, as crenças religiosas deixam de ser contrapartida de regras para converterem-se em orientações dependentes do contexto no qual operam. Abstract in spanish La localidad de San Francisco de Asís (Acandí, Chocó) sobre el mar Caribe, es una reconocida sede de acciones de conservación ambiental, gracias al trabajo de organizaciones y personas que buscan paliar la crisis ambiental global. La gran expansión del movimiento evangélico entre pobladores que ante [...] s profesaban el catolicismo, hace de las nuevas iglesias locales un actor social en posición de contribuir a los proyectos de conservación de recursos marinos y del bosque. Si bien no existe una articulación orgánica entre el movimiento de conservacionistas y las iglesias evangélicas, al analizar una experiencia compartida en las jornadas de protección de las tortugas marinas, vemos cómo el tema cobra relevancia para las organizaciones religiosas, según la etnografía realizada entre los años 2008 y 2009. Así, las creencias religiosas dejan de ser contrapartida de normas, para constituirse en orientaciones dependientes del contexto en que operan. Abstract in english The locality of San Francisco de Asís (Acandí, Chocó) overlooking the Caribbean Sea, is a well-known headquarter for actions related to environmental protection, thanks to the work of organization and individuals that try to alleviate the global environmental crisis. The great expansion of the evang [...] elical movement among populations that formerly were catholic puts these new local churches in a position of social actors that can contribute to the conservation projects of marine life and forests. Although there is no organic link between the conservationist movement and evangelical churches, analyzing a shared experience in the journeys of protecting marine turtles, we see how the topic gains relevance for the religious organizations, according to the ethnography realized between 2008 and 2009. Thus, religious believes cease to be contrasts to the norm, to set themselves up as dependent orientations within the context in which they operate.

  6. Geology and oil and gas assessment of the Fruitland Total Petroleum System, San Juan Basin, New Mexico and Colorado: Chapter 6 in Geology and Oil and Gas Assessment of the Fruitland Total Petroleum System, San Juan Basin, New Mexico and Colorado

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    Ridgley, J.L.; Condon, S.M.; Hatch, J.R.

    2013-01-01

    The Fruitland Total Petroleum System (TPS) of the San Juan Basin Province includes all genetically related hydrocarbons generated from coal beds and organic-rich shales in the Cretaceous Fruitland Formation. Coal beds are considered to be the primary source of the hydrocarbons. Potential reservoir rocks in the Fruitland TPS consist of the Upper Cretaceous Pictured Cliffs Sandstone, Fruitland Formation (both sandstone and coal beds), and the Farmington Sandstone Member of the Kirtland Formation, and the Tertiary Ojo Alamo Sandstone, and Animas, Nacimiento, and San Jose Formations.

  7. Human-induced uplift of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and seismicity modulation on the San Andreas Fault

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    Amos, Colin; Audet, Pascal; Hammond, William C.; Burgmann, Roland; Johanson, Ingrid A.; Blewitt, Geoffrey

    2014-05-01

    We investigate the cause of geodetically observed mountain uplift in the Sierra Nevada, western US. In the process, we reveal a possible human-induced mechanism that may be driving Sierra Nevada uplift, and may also be pushing the San Andreas Fault closer to failure. An initial study of the Sierra Nevada [Hammond et al., Geology, 40, 2012] exploited the complementary strengths of point positions from GPS and blanket coverage measurements from InSAR, to show that contemporary vertical motion of the Sierra Nevada is between 1 - 2 mm/yr relative to the comparatively stable Great Basin to the east. One possible interpretation of this is that the most modern episode of tectonic uplift is still active in the Sierra Nevada. However, we now discover that GPS stations surrounding the southern San Joaquin Valley in California show a pattern of uplift concentrated not only in the Sierra Nevada to the east, but more broadly along the basin margins, including the adjacent central Coast Range to the west. Peak vertical velocities reach values up to 1 - 3 mm/yr. This suggests the San Joaquin Valley plays a key role in the uplift of the Sierra Nevada to the east, with possible implications for the San Andreas Fault to the west. Anthropogenic groundwater depletion in the southern San Joaquin Valley has been massive and sustained, therefore hydrological loading variation might explain contemporary uplift. To test this, we apply a simple elastic model that uses a line load centered along the valley axis, a range of elastic parameters, and published estimates of the integrated rate of mass loss due to groundwater removal over the last decade. Predicted uplift centered along the valley axis matches well with patterns of GPS motion, with the upward vertical rates decaying away from the valley margins. Observed seasonal variability in the vertical GPS positions lends support for this model, showing peak uplift for stations surrounding the valley during the dry summer and fall months. On the other hand, stations in the San Joaquin Valley show larger seasonal uplift accompanying aquifer recharge during winter months. To the east, we note that the signal of vertical flexural uplift from groundwater unloading overlaps with the possible signal of modest, contemporary uplift of the southern Sierra Nevada from tectonic and/or mantle flow derived forces. Thus at least some of the signal previously interpreted as tectonic uplift may be a consequence of massive human-induced groundwater changes in the adjacent San Joaquin Valley. To the west, we note that uplift in the Coast Range tends to unclamp the San Andreas Fault, by reducing the effective normal stress given its orientation parallel to the valley axis. Seasonal unloading due to groundwater removal therefore may provide a viable mechanism to explain previously observed peaks in seismicity during dry months along this portion of the fault, and perhaps pushes the San Andreas fault closer to failure.

  8. Performance characteristics of the new detector array for the SANS2d instrument on the ISIS spallation neutron source

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    Duxbury, D.; Heenan, R.; McPhail, D.; Raspino, D.; Rhodes, N.; Rogers, S.; Schooneveld, E.; Spill, E.; Terry, A.

    2014-12-01

    The performance of the new position sensitive neutron detector arrays of the Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instrument SANS2d is described. The SANS2d instrument is one of the seven instruments currently available for users on the second target station (TS2) of the ISIS spallation neutron source. Since the instrument became operational in 2009 it has used two one metre square multi-wire proportional detectors (MWPC). However, these detectors suffer from a low count rate capability, are easily damaged by excess beam and are then expensive to repair. The new detector arrays each consist of 120 individual position sensitive detector tubes, filled with 15 bar of 3He. Each of the tubes is one metre long and has a diameter of 8mm giving a detector array with an overall area of one square metre. Two such arrays have been built and installed in the SANS2d vacuum tank where they are currently taking user data. For SANS measurements operation of the detector within a vacuum is essential in order to reduce air scattering. A novel, fully engineered approach has been utilised to ensure that the high voltage connections and preamps are located inside the SANS2d vacuum tank at atmospheric pressure, within air tubes and air boxes respectively. The signal processing electronics and data acquisition system are located remotely in a counting house outside of the blockhouse. This allows easy access for maintenance purposes, without the need to remove the detectors from the vacuum tank. The design will be described in detail. A position resolution of 8mm FWHM or less has been measured along the length of the tubes. The initial measurements taken from a standard sample indicate that whilst the detector arrays themselves only represent a moderate improvement in overall detection efficiency (~ 20%), compared to the previous detector, the count rate capability is increased by a factor of 100. A significant advantage of the new array is the ability to change a single tube in situ within approximately one day with a relatively small staff effort. The results obtained from the first user trials are reported.

  9. Performance characteristics of the new detector array for the SANS2d instrument on the ISIS spallation neutron source

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    The performance of the new position sensitive neutron detector arrays of the Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instrument SANS2d is described. The SANS2d instrument is one of the seven instruments currently available for users on the second target station (TS2) of the ISIS spallation neutron source. Since the instrument became operational in 2009 it has used two one metre square multi-wire proportional detectors (MWPC). However, these detectors suffer from a low count rate capability, are easily damaged by excess beam and are then expensive to repair. The new detector arrays each consist of 120 individual position sensitive detector tubes, filled with 15 bar of 3He. Each of the tubes is one metre long and has a diameter of 8mm giving a detector array with an overall area of one square metre. Two such arrays have been built and installed in the SANS2d vacuum tank where they are currently taking user data. For SANS measurements operation of the detector within a vacuum is essential in order to reduce air scattering. A novel, fully engineered approach has been utilised to ensure that the high voltage connections and preamps are located inside the SANS2d vacuum tank at atmospheric pressure, within air tubes and air boxes respectively. The signal processing electronics and data acquisition system are located remotely in a counting house outside of the blockhouse. This allows easy access for maintenance purposes, without the need to remove the detectors from the vacuum tank. The design will be described in detail. A position resolution of 8mm FWHM or less has been measured along the length of the tubes. The initial measurements taken from a standard sample indicate that whilst the detector arrays themselves only represent a moderate improvement in overall detection efficiency (? 20%), compared to the previous detector, the count rate capability is increased by a factor of 100. A significant advantage of the new array is the ability to change a single tube in situ within approximately one day with a relatively small staff effort. The results obtained from the first user trials are reported

  10. Structure and mechanics of the Hayward-Rodgers Creek Fault step-over, San Francisco Bay, California

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    Parsons, T.; Sliter, R.; Geist, E.L.; Jachens, R.C.; Jaffe, B.E.; Foxgrover, A.; Hart, P.E.; McCarthy, J.

    2003-01-01

    A dilatational step-over between the right-lateral Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults lies beneath San Pablo Bay in the San Francisco Bay area. A key seismic hazard issue is whether an earthquake on one of the faults could rupture through the step-over, enhancing its maximum possible magnitude. If ruptures are terminated at the step-over, then another important issue is how strain transfers through the step. We developed a combined seismic reflection and refraction cross section across south San Pablo Bay and found that the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults converge to within 4 km of one another near the surface, about 2 km closer than previously thought. Interpretation of potential field data from San Pablo Bay indicated a low likelihood of strike-slip transfer faults connecting the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults. Numerical simulations suggest that it is possible for a rupture to jump across a 4-km fault gap, although special stressing conditions are probably required (e.g., Harris and Day, 1993, 1999). Slip on the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults is building an extensional pull-apart basin that could contain hazardous normal faults. We investigated strain in the pull-apart using a finite-element model and calculated a ???0.02-MPa/yr differential stressing rate in the step-over on a least-principal-stress orientation nearly parallel to the strike-slip faults where they overlap. A 1- to 10-MPa stress-drop extensional earthquake is expected on normal faults oriented perpendicular to the strike-slip faults every 50-500 years. The last such earthquake might have been the 1898 M 6.0-6.5 shock in San Pablo Bay that apparently produced a small tsunami. Historical hydrographic surveys gathered before and after 1898 indicate abnormal subsidence of the bay floor within the step-over, possibly related to the earthquake. We used a hydrodynamic model to show that a dip-slip mechanism in north San Pablo Bay is the most likely 1898 rupture scenario to have caused the tsunami. While we find no strike-slip transfer fault between the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults, a normal-fault link could enable through-going segmented rupture of both strike-slip faults and may pose an independent hazard of M ???6 earthquakes like the 1898 event.

  11. New Directions in Native American Earth Science Education in San Diego County

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    Riggs, E. M.

    2001-05-01

    Founded in 1998, the Indigenous Earth Sciences Project (IESP) of San Diego State University aims to increase the access of local Native American tribal communities to geoscience education and to geoscience information, and to attract more Indian students into earth science careers. As tribes encounter earth and environmental science-related issues, it is important to increase 1) on-reservation geoscience expertise, 2) the quality and cultural accessibility of geoscience curricula for Native K-12 students, and 3) geoscience literacy in Native communities at large. We have established partnerships with local reservation learning centers and education councils with the goal of building programs for K-12 students, college students, adult learners and on-reservation field programs for the whole community which both enrich the resident scientific understanding of reservation settings and find ways to include the rich intellectual tradition of indigenous knowledge of earth processes in the San Diego region. This work has been greatly assisted by the construction of HPWREN, a wireless Internet backbone connection built by UCSD, which now delivers broadband Internet service to the reservation communities of Pala, Rincon, and La Jolla as well as providing high-speed access to a variety of locally-collected geoscience data. This new networking venture has allowed us to explore virtual classroom, tutoring, and interactive data analysis activities with the learning centers located on these reservations. Plans and funding are also in place to expand these connections to all of the 18 reservation communities within San Diego county. We are also actively working to establish earth science components to existing bridging programs to Palomar College, a community college with deep connections to the northern San Diego county American Indian communities. These students will be assisted in their transfer to SDSU and will also be connected with geoscience research opportunities at the collaborating institutions (SDSU, UCSD, Scripps Institute of Oceanography). By building a local K-Ph.D. collaboration, it is our goal that we can directly address the low representation of Native American students in the geosciences and simultaneously aid local tribes in their own efforts to ensure their own continued sovereignty.

  12. Aseismic Slip Events along the Southern San Andreas Fault System Captured by Radar Interferometry

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    Vincent, P

    2001-10-01

    A seismic slip is observed along several faults in the Salton Sea and southernmost Landers rupture zone regions using interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data spanning different time periods between 1992 and 1997. In the southernmost Landers rupture zone, projecting south from the Pinto Mountain Fault, sharp discontinuities in the interferometric phase are observed along the sub-parallel Burnt Mountain and Eureka Peak Faults beginning three months after the Landers earthquake and is interpreted to be post-Landers after-slip. Abrupt phase offsets are also seen along the two southernmost contiguous 11 km Durmid Hill and North Shore segments of the San Andreas Fault with an abrupt termination of slip near the northern end of the North Shore Segment. A sharp phase offset is seen across 20 km of the 30 km-long Superstition Hills Fault before phase decorrelation in the Imperial Valley along the southern 10 km of the fault prevents coherent imaging by InSAR. A time series of deformation interferograms suggest most of this slip occurred between 1993 and 1995 and none of it occurred between 1992 and 1993. A phase offset is also seen along a 5 km central segment of the Coyote Creek fault that forms a wedge with an adjoining northeast-southwest trending conjugate fault. Most of the slip observed on the southern San Andreas and Superstition Hills Faults occurred between 1993 and 1995--no slip is observed in the 92-93 interferograms. These slip events, especially the Burnt Mountain and Eureka Peak events, are inferred to be related to stress redistribution from the June, 1992 M{sub w} = 7.3 Landers earthquake. Best-fit elastic models of the San Andreas and Superstition Hills slip events suggest source mechanisms with seismic moments over three orders of magnitude larger than a maximum possible summation of seismic moments from all seismicity along each fault segment during the entire 4.8-year time interval spanned by the InSAR data. Aseismic moment releases of this magnitude (equivalent to M{sub w} = 5.3 and 5.6 events on the Superstition Hills and San Andreas Faults respectively) are hitherto unknown and have not been captured previously by any geodetic technique.

  13. Sociedades agrícolas en resistencia. Los pueblos de San Miguel, Santa Cruz y San Pedro, 1878-1883 / Resisting Agricultural Societies. The Towns of San Miguel, Santa Cruz, and San Pedro, 1878-1883 / Sociedades agrícolas em resistência. Os povoados de San Miguel, Santa Cruz e San Pedro, 1878-1883

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    Porfírio, Neri Guarneros.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available As sociedades agrícolas no estado do México provocaram uma forma de resistência legal, empregada pelas comunidades indígenas ante as políticas liberais de individualização da propriedade comunal, principalmente da lei federal sobre desamortização de 25 de junho de 1856. Neste contexto, alguns vizinh [...] os dos povoados de Santa Cruz e San Miguel integraram uma sociedade agrícola, como também ocorreu no povoado de San Pedro, para conservar o usufruto coletivo de seus bens comunais e adquirir certa capacidade jurídica. Essa condição, portanto, permitiu aos indígenas apresentar juízos de amparo para defender direitos "privados". Abstract in spanish Las sociedades agrícolas en el estado de México implicaron una forma de resistencia legal, empleada por las comunidades indígenas ante las políticas liberales de individualización de la propiedad comunal, principalmente de la ley federal sobre desamortización del 25 de junio de 1856. En este context [...] o, algunos vecinos de los pueblos de Santa Cruz y San Miguel integraron una sociedad agrícola, como también ocurrió en el poblado de San Pedro, para conservar el disfrute colectivo de sus bienes comunales y adquirir cierta capacidad jurídica. Esta condición, por tanto, les permitió a los indígenas presentar juicios de amparo para defender derechos "privados". Abstract in english Agricultural societies in the state of Mexico involved a form of legal resistance used by indigenous communities in the face of liberal individualization policies of communal property, particularly the federal seizure law of June 25, 1956. In this context, some residents of the towns of Santa Cruz a [...] nd San Miguel created an agricultural association, as did residents from the town of San Pedro, to retain the collective use of their communal goods and acquire some legal capacity. This condition thus allowed indigenous peoples to present writs of amparo to defend "private" rights.

  14. RESTOS FOSILES DE TORTUGAS EN SAN BUENAVENTURA NEALTICAN, PUEBLA

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    Jorge Alfredo HERRERA-FLORES

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se describe y comenta material fósil de tortugas, procedente de San Buenaventura Nealtican, Puebla. Según sus características morfológicas es referido al género Trachemys, lo que representa el primer registro fósil de este género para el estado de Puebla, además de dar a conocer una nueva localidad con herpetofauna para el Pleistoceno de Puebla.

  15. Cristianismo y neoplatonismo en San Agustín: la crítica heideggeriana

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    Silvana, Filippi.

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Así como en San Pablo, Heidegger cree encontrar en San Agustín la expresión de la existencia humana como acontecida históricamente y de la historia como advenir no objetivable ni disponible. Esta facticidad radical del yo se muestra como propia de la experiencia protocristiana que surge con nitidez [...] vigorosa en las Confesiones de San Agustín y particularmente en su libro X. Dos aspectos son centrales en la lectura heideggeriana de las Confesiones: una fenomenología del yo y la comprensión del Dasein como tiempo. Pero la dramática finitud del existir reconoce en San Agustín un horizonte metafísico teológico que la trasciende y sostiene, mientras en la reflexión heideggeriana la temporalidad de la existencia humana tiende a cerrarse sobre sus propios límites. Abstract in english Heidegger believes to find in St. Augustine, as in the case of Paul, the expression of human existence as a historic fact, and of history as non objectively or available fate. This radical facticity of self belongs to the Christian earliest form of experience that appears with strong clearness in St [...] . Augustine's Confessions, particularly in Book X. There are two relevant aspects that stand out in the Heideggerian reading of Confessions: for one, the phenomenology of self, and secondly, the understanding of Dasein as time. However, in St. Augustine, the dramatic finitude of existence is metaphysically and theologically transcended and grounded; while in Heidegger's reflection, the finitude of human existence tends to close itself on its own limits.

  16. Observations from remote weather stations in San Francisco Bay, California

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    Gartner, J.W.; Cheng, R.T.

    1983-01-01

    Weather data collected at three remote weather stations in the San Francisco Bay estuarine system between November 1979 and September 1981 are compiled in this report. Measurements include average and maximum wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, atmospheric pressure, and irradiance. Data are presented in time-series plots with each graph covering one calendar month. Daily averages of all measurements are tabulated.

  17. Observations from moored current meters in San Francisco Bay, 1978

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    Gartner, Jeffrey W.; Cheng, Ralph T.

    1981-01-01

    Current-meter data collected at eight stations in the San Francisco Bay estuarine system between August 1978 and December 1978 are compiled in this report. The measurements include current speed and direction, and water temperature and salinity (computed from conductivity and temperature). Data are presented in graphical format with each parameter plotted separately. (USGS)

  18. OZONE OVER SAN FRANCISCO. MEANS AND PATTERNS DURING POLLUTION EPISODES

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    Measurements of meteorological parameters were taken at six levels and ozone at four levels between 260m and 473m ASL on the Mt. Sutro T.V. Tower in San Francisco during the summers of 1974 through 1976. Hourly average ozone concentrations within the elevated inversion layer at t...

  19. Evaluation Report: San Joaquin Delta College. Accreditation Report.

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    San Joaquin Delta Coll., Stockton, CA.

    This report represents the findings of the evaluation team that visited San Joaquin Delta College on March 25-28, 1996 for the purpose of validating the college's application for reaffirmation of accreditation. Overall, the team was impressed with the high level of quality inherent throughout the college. However, the team identified a number of…

  20. Planning for the Future at San Joaquin Delta College.

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    San Joaquin Delta Coll., Stockton, CA.

    This planning document provides data on current operations as of January 1994 and goals for the future at San Joaquin Delta College, in California. Section I, presents the context for planning at the college, describing the following major factors shaping the college's future: (1) the population is rapidly expanding; (2) fee increases and…

  1. Students on Academic Probation at City College of San Francisco.

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    City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants.

    This document discusses students on academic probation in City College of San Francisco as of Spring 2002. During any given semester, 9-10% of students are on academic probation. A majority of students on academic probation are men. Higher numbers of African American (17%) and Filipino (17%) students were on academic probation rather than Whites…

  2. Direct comparison of SANS data with SEM image analysis.

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    Ryukhtin, Vasyl; Šaroun, Jan

    2002-01-01

    Ro?. 74, ?. 2 (2002), s. S1158-S1160. ISSN 0947-8396. [ICNS 2001. Munich, 09.09.2001-13.09.2001] R&D Projects: GA ?R GV202/97/K038 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1048901 Keywords : SANS * treatment Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.231, year: 2002

  3. ASBESTOS SAMPLING PLAN FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

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    This research project was initiated to facilitate the use of waterborne asbestos data for a possible case-control epidemiological study of ingested asbestos in five Bay Area counties near San Francisco, California. For each county, and each census tract within the area, informati...

  4. Les bains de San Bernardino (Grisons, CH)

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    Hainoz, Adeline; Keller, Lucia

    2013-01-01

    San Bernardino est un village typique de montagne qui doit son développement au tourisme thermal du XIXe siècle et qui, de nos jours, comme beaucoup d'autres stations similaires, a perdu de son éclat. Afin de redonner vie à cette ancienne tradition therma

  5. Deep Borehole Instrumentation Along San Francisco Bay Bridges - 2000

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    Hutchings, L.; Kasameyer, P.; Turpin, C.; Long, L.; Hollfelder, J.; McEvilly, T.; Clymer, R.; Uhrhammer, R.

    2000-03-01

    This is a progress report on the Bay Bridges downhole network. Between 2 and 8 instruments have been spaced along the Dumbarton, San Mateo, Bay, and San Rafael bridges in San Francisco Bay, California. The instruments will provide multiple use data that is important to geotechnical, structural engineering, and seismological studies. The holes are between 100 and 1000 ft deep and were drilled by Caltrans. There are twenty-one sensor packages at fifteen sites. The downhole instrument package contains a three component HS-1 seismometer and three orthogonal Wilcox 731 accelerometers, and is capable of recording a micro g from local M = 1.0 earthquakes to 0.5 g strong ground motion form large Bay Area earthquakes. Preliminary results on phasing across the Bay Bridge, up and down hole wave amplification at Yerba Buena Island, and sensor orientation analysis are presented. Events recorded and located during 1999 are presented. Also, a senior thesis on the deep structure of the San Francisco Bay beneath the Bay Bridge is presented as an addendum.

  6. Nuclear science programs at San Jose State University

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    San Jose State University provides undergraduate, graduate, and outreach programs in nuclear science education that are unique in the US and perhaps in the world. A dedicated Nuclear Science Facility, specifically designed and equipped for undergraduate and graduate nuclear science laboratory work, is a key that helps make these programs possible. (author) 3 tabs

  7. Estructura de la región Sierra de Guayaguas -Marayes, Provincia de San Juan y San Luis Structure of the region of Sierra de Guayaguas- Marayes, provinces of San Juan and San Luis

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    Carlos Gardini

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El sector ubicado en las serranías del Desierto -serranías occidentales de San Juan y San Luis está caracterizado pordeformaciones tectónicas neógenas del tipo thick-skinned, que afectan a núcleosde basamento cristalino como así también las secuencias sedimentariascontinentales del Triásico y Cretácico, producto de inversión tectónica de losdepocentros. Como resultado de ésto se generan pliegues por propagación defalla asociados a una sucesión de corrimientos submeridianos de inclinaciónintermedia al este. Mediante el estudio y mapeo de las diferentes estructurasen el campo, se han definido diferentes tipos de movimientos a lo largo de lossegmentos de falla analizados, asociados con movimientos transcurrentes concaracterísticas transpresivas y localmente transtensivas.The area located in the Serranias del Desierto - SierrasOccidentales of San Juan and San Luis is characterized by Neogene tectonicdeformation of thick-skinned type that affected the nuclei of crystallinebasement and the Triassic and Cretaceous continental sedimentary sequences,product of inversion tectonics of those depocenters. Because of the inversiontectonics are generated fault propagation folds, associated with a submeridianparallel succession of thrusts with middle dipping to the east. Different directionsof displacements along the analyzed fault segments are defined based on thefield study and mapping of the differents structures associated withstrike-slip movement with transpressional and locally transtensionalcharacteristics.

  8. Courtney and I Teach San Diego County History.

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    Harry, Kay

    1982-01-01

    Describes how a koala hand puppet was used to teach county history as well as reading and writing skills, multicultural awareness, music, art, and self-esteem to third graders in San Diego, California. Activities that involved the puppet are described. (AM)

  9. The Basic Design Report of the 40M SANS Instrument

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    Han, Young Soo; Lee, Chang Hee; Hwang, Dong Gil; Kim, Hak Rho [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Tae Hwan; Choi, Sung Min [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-04-15

    The HANARO cold neutron research facility project was launched on July 1, 2003. A state of the art SANS instrument was selected as a top-priority instrument by an instrument selection committee, which consisted of domestic users and HANARO personnel. An instrument development team and an international and domestic instrument advisory team were formulated. The guide and the instrument simulation were performed using Vitess software and the optimum basic design was completed based on the simulation results and the international advisory team reviews. The optimum design of the guide for the 40M SANS instrument was completed and the optimum basic design of the 40M the SANS instrument was also completed based on the Vitess simulation results. The Q range of the instrument will cover from 0.0008 to 1.0 A-1 and the maximum flux at a sample position can reach about 5.5x10 7 n/cm2sec. The simulation results and the basic design product will be used for the detailed design and the construction of the SANS instrument. The simulation results could be applied to the development of the other instrument.

  10. The Basic Design Report of the 40M SANS Instrument

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    The HANARO cold neutron research facility project was launched on July 1, 2003. A state of the art SANS instrument was selected as a top-priority instrument by an instrument selection committee, which consisted of domestic users and HANARO personnel. An instrument development team and an international and domestic instrument advisory team were formulated. The guide and the instrument simulation were performed using Vitess software and the optimum basic design was completed based on the simulation results and the international advisory team reviews. The optimum design of the guide for the 40M SANS instrument was completed and the optimum basic design of the 40M the SANS instrument was also completed based on the Vitess simulation results. The Q range of the instrument will cover from 0.0008 to 1.0 A-1 and the maximum flux at a sample position can reach about 5.5x10 7 n/cm2sec. The simulation results and the basic design product will be used for the detailed design and the construction of the SANS instrument. The simulation results could be applied to the development of the other instrument

  11. SPUR: Moving San Diego, California Schools toward Integrated Pest Management.

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    Taylor, Sharon

    1991-01-01

    The preparation of a report, slide show, and brochure to promote awareness of the hazards of toxic pest control for school pest management personnel in the San Diego Unified School District is discussed. The future plans of the coalition are proposed. (CW)

  12. Estructura de la región Sierra de Guayaguas -Marayes, Provincia de San Juan y San Luis / Structure of the region of Sierra de Guayaguas- Marayes, provinces of San Juan and San Luis

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    Carlos, Gardini; David, Rivarola; Maximiliano, Agüera; Gerónimo, Candela.

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El sector ubicado en las serranías del Desierto -serranías occidentales de San Juan y San Luis está caracterizado pordeformaciones tectónicas neógenas del tipo thick-skinned, que afectan a núcleosde basamento cristalino como así también las secuencias sedimentariascontinentales del Triásico y Cretác [...] ico, producto de inversión tectónica de losdepocentros. Como resultado de ésto se generan pliegues por propagación defalla asociados a una sucesión de corrimientos submeridianos de inclinaciónintermedia al este. Mediante el estudio y mapeo de las diferentes estructurasen el campo, se han definido diferentes tipos de movimientos a lo largo de lossegmentos de falla analizados, asociados con movimientos transcurrentes concaracterísticas transpresivas y localmente transtensivas. Abstract in english The area located in the Serranias del Desierto - SierrasOccidentales of San Juan and San Luis is characterized by Neogene tectonicdeformation of thick-skinned type that affected the nuclei of crystallinebasement and the Triassic and Cretaceous continental sedimentary sequences,product of inversion t [...] ectonics of those depocenters. Because of the inversiontectonics are generated fault propagation folds, associated with a submeridianparallel succession of thrusts with middle dipping to the east. Different directionsof displacements along the analyzed fault segments are defined based on thefield study and mapping of the differents structures associated withstrike-slip movement with transpressional and locally transtensionalcharacteristics.

  13. Deterioration of San rock art: new findings, new challenges

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    Kevin, Hall; Ian, Meiklejohn; Joselito, Arocena; Linda, Prinsloo; Paul, Sumner; Lyndl, Hall.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The heritage of San rock art in southern Africa is globally acknowledged, and was one of the primary reasons for the successful nomination of the uKhahlamba/ Drakensberg Park in South Africa as a World Heritage Site.¹ Deterioration of rock paintings in the reserve could adversely affect the internat [...] ional status of the region, particularly as little has been achieved with regard to preserving the art for future generations. A study is currently under way in the Injisuthi and Giant's Castle areas of the park, to investigate the deterioration of San art; this article serves to introduce the project and to highlight some initial findings. Previous research on the weathering of San paintings has focused largely on either monitoring rock shelters² or investigating rock surfaces that are adjacent to the paintings. None of the methods applied in earlier investigations has considered the interface between rock and pigments, mainly because of the potential damage that may result from the use of tactile monitoring equipment. Recent advances in weathering research, using improved techniques to measure conditions at the rock surface where the San art is painted,³ provide new insights into surficial processes and suggest new lines of investigation.

  14. Four years of meteorological measurements at San Pedro Mártir observatory

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    R. Michel

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan datos clim aticos adquiridos durante los ultimos cuatro a~nos con la estaci on meteorol ogica del telescopio de 1.5 m del Observatorio Astron omico Nacional en San Pedro M artir. Las temperaturas medidas est an en el intervalo de

  15. SANS study of three-layer micellar particles.

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    Pleštil, Josef; Pospíšil, Herman; Kuklin, A. I.; Cubitt, R.

    2002-01-01

    Ro?. 74, 01 (2002), s. s405-s407. ISSN 0947-8396 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KSK2050602; GA ?R GA203/00/1317 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4050913 Keywords : SANS * nanoparticles * block copolymer micelles Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry Impact factor: 2.231, year: 2002

  16. The analysis of multiple scattering in SANS and USANS measurements

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    Full text: Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and ultra-small-angle neutron scattering (USANS) are widely used to investigate the micro- and nano-structure of condensed matter. However, measurements on materials such as cements, clays etc. are often affected by multiple scattering. If a substantial number of neutrons experience more than one scattering event within a sample, the result is broadening of the angular distribution profile. Often samples cannot be made thin enough to guarantee single scattering and even in cases where it is possible to make thin samples, surface effects can sometimes lead to results that are not representative of the bulk material. In addition, for many SANS measurements there is no reliable method for determining whether or not a sample is thin enough to produce mainly single scattering. Even SANS measurements from samples with different thicknesses may not reveal the presence or otherwise of multiple scattering. We will show that the problems presented by multiple scattering can often be overcome by using USANS measurements. USANS data from different thickness samples often allow us to quantify the effects from multiple scattering. Rather than trying to eliminate multiple scattering from SANS and USANS experiments, it is more advantageous to use multiple scattering to extract information from these measurements that would otherwise be impossible, or at least more difficult, to obtain

  17. Mt. San Jacinto College Student Equity Plan Update, 1997.

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    Baylard, Dana Reece, Ed.

    The Student Equity Plan developed by California's Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC) is intended to ensure equal access of historically underrepresented and ethnic minority students. This update provides current information on the goals and activities involved in the plan. An executive summary reviews state legislation mandating the development of…

  18. Mt. San Jacinto College Student Equity Plan Update.

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    Baylard, Dana Reece; And Others

    The Student Equity Plan developed by California's Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC) is intended to assure equal access of historically underrepresented and ethnic minority students while maintaining excellence in academic standards. This update provides current information on the goals and activities involved in the Plan. An executive summary…

  19. 33 CFR 110.90 - San Diego Harbor, Calif.

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    ...c) Area A-1b. The water area off Shelter Island's eastern shore, 210 feet shoreward...d) Area A-1c. The water area off Shelter Island's eastern shore, 210 feet shoreward...of the San Diego Unified Port District. Temporary floats or...

  20. PATHOGENIC PHYTOPHTHORA SPECIES IN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY IRRIGATION WATER SOURCES

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    Surface sources of irrigation water including the Kings River and three canals were assayed for Phytophthora spp. at six locations in the San Joaquin Valley within 30 km of Hanford, CA. Four nylon-mesh bags, each containing three firm, green pear fruits (separated by Styrofoam blocks) as bait for Ph...

  1. SANS investigations of pore anisotropy in superplastically deformed ceramics.

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    Ryukhtin, V.; Šaroun, Jan; Harjo, S.; Motohashi, Y.; Wiedenmann, A.; Strunz, Pavel

    2004-01-01

    Ro?. 350, - (2004), e1019-e1020. ISSN 0921-4526 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA202/03/0891; GA AV ?R KSK1010104 Keywords : superplastivally deformed * SANS investigations Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 0.679, year: 2004

  2. San Diego Met High School: Personalization as a Foundation

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    Principal Leadership, 2010

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    The mission of San Diego Met High School is to prepare students for college and the workforce through active learning, academic rigor, and community involvement in a small school setting. Because personalization is a key component of the school culture, advisories of 20-25 students work with the same teachers for all four years. Advisers, parents,…

  3. Bottom current and sediment transport on San Pedro Shelf, California

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    Drake, David E.; Cacchione, David A.; Karl, Herman A.

    1985-01-01

    GEOPROBE (Geological Processes Bottom Environmental) tripods were used to measure bottom currents, pressure, and light transmission and scattering and to obtain time-series photographs of the sea floor at depths of 23 m and 67 m on San Pedro shelf between 18 April and 6 June 1978. Winds were light (< 5 m/s) with a mean direction from the southwest throughout the measurement period. Hourly averaged currents 1 m above the bottom never exceeded 21 cm/s; average speeds were about 5 cm/s at the 23-m site and 6.8 cm/s at 67 m, and the strongest currents were produced by the tides. The mean flow of bottom water was less than 3 cm/s at both GEOPROBES and was rather persistently southward (offshelf). Wave-generated bottom currents and bottom-pressure variations were sampled at hourly intervals; average wave period and wave height were 12.8 s and 0.44 m, respectively, at the 23-m site. Wave orbital velocities ranged from about 5 to 30 cm/s at 23 m and from 2 to 8 cm/s at 67 m. Bottom photographs at 67 m show that the relatively sluggish tide-generated and mean currents were below threshold velocity for the silty, very fine sand throughout the observational period. Threshold depth for wave rippling of very fine sand averaged about 28 m with a range from about 12 m to 50 m. Wave-generated currents were the only currents that exceeded threshold levels. The wave currents maintained relatively high concentrations of sediment in suspension near the bottom over the inner shelf (< 25 m), and this material (principally silt and clay) was transported offshore by the weak mean flow. Approximately 50% of this material was deposited as the bottom orbital velocities decreased to subthreshold values ( nearly equal 10-15 cm/s). The observed movement of fine sediment across the inner shelf can account for a portion of the mud content of the modern silty sands on the central shelf and on the outer shelf. However, it is clear that the sand fractions, which constitute greater than 70% of the central shelf substrate, must be transported during high-energy winter storms.

  4. Playas reflectivas y disipativas macromareales del Golfo San Jorge, Chubut Reflective and dissipative macrotidal beaches of San Jorge Gulf, Chubut

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    Federico I. Isla

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available El Golfo San Jorge tiene una forma semicircular abierta a las olas del Atlántico, con diferencias en la orientación de sus playas y por lo tanto en el efecto de los vientos dominantes del oeste. Su régimen macromareal semidiurno lo hace ideal para analizar modelos morfodinámicos de playas. La costa es de acantilados de variada altitud conformados en sedimentitas marinas del Terciario superior (Formación Patagonia y playas fósiles cuaternarias. En una rápida descripción morfológica de las playas del golfo, se pueden distinguir de grava y arena, de considerable pendiente en los sectores intermareales más altos (10%, y playas de muy baja pendiente (1,5% compuestas casi exclusivamente por arena fina. En el presente trabajo se caracterizaron morfológica y granulométricamente las playas de Caleta Córdova (CC y de El Límite Chubut - Santa Cruz (Ch-SC como representantes de los extremos reflectivo y disipativo, respectivamente. Las diferencias reconocidas no obedecen a cuestiones dinámicas sino principalmente a factores heredados (morfología y disponibilidad de aportes. La playa de CC es originada por la erosión de acantilados. La playa Ch-SC está en una zona baja y es mantenida por aportes eólicos del oeste (blowouts y por el reciclado de acumulaciones medanosas de arena fina. Debido a que ambas playas poseen normalmente rompientes de ola de sólo 0,2 m durante la bajamar, se concluye que las diferencias morfodinámicas obedecen exclusivamente a la disponibilidad de sedimento (tamaño de grano y volumen que es distribuido en el perfil de la playa. Se destaca en estas playas de arena fina (playas de La Herradura y Alsina la necesidad de mantener sus aportes sedimentarios del oeste de modo de no inducir balances erosivos involuntarios.The morphodynamics of macrotidal beaches is not well known. The tide controls the action of waves, and the swash, backwash and surf are very important processes only at shallow water. Bedforms occur in relation to these shallow-water processes and to grain-size variations. The San Jorge Gulf has a semicircular shape open to waves entering from the Atlantic, with differences in beach orientations and therefore in the significant effects of the dominant westerly winds. The macrotidal semidiurnal regime makes it ideal to test models about beach morphodynamics. The coast is constituted by cliffs carved into Upper Tertiary marine sediments (Patagonia Formation and gravel beach-ridge systems belonging to Quaternary highstands. Open-coast beaches (Camarones, Cabo Blanco are composed of gravel, while towards the headlands of the gulf there are beaches composed dominantly by sand. Pocket beaches along the coastline between Rada Tilly and Playa Alsina are characterised by an eolian supply of fine sand. In regard to the morphology of these beaches, it should be distinguished between beaches composed of gravel and sand with steep intertidal slopes (>10%, and sandy beaches of very gentle slopes (<2%. Both extremes, reflective and dissipative beaches, were characterised in morphology and grain-size distribution, and were considered represented by Caleta Córdova (CC, Chubut and El Límite (EL, Chubut- Santa Cruz, respectively. The differences do not obey directly to dynamic causes, but to inherited factors: bathymetry (that induce wave-refraction patterns and sediment sources. The CC beach originated by the erosion of cliffs. The EL beach is on a low-lying coast, supported by aeolian sources from the west, and the recycling of fine sand foredunes. As both beaches have wave heights at breakers of only 0,2 m during low tide, it is here concluded that their morphodynamics differ exclusively by the sediment availability (grain size and volume that control the spatial and temporal distribution of wave energy along the beach profile, and the refraction pattern of waves coming from the Atlantic. Waves incoming from the ENE, E and ESE concentrate at the southwestern coast of the gulf due to a submerged platform located at its southeastern portion. Only waves from the SE converge at

  5. Playas reflectivas y disipativas macromareales del Golfo San Jorge, Chubut / Reflective and dissipative macrotidal beaches of San Jorge Gulf, Chubut

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    Federico I., Isla; Nerina, Iantanos; Enrique, Estrada.

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    Full Text Available El Golfo San Jorge tiene una forma semicircular abierta a las olas del Atlántico, con diferencias en la orientación de sus playas y por lo tanto en el efecto de los vientos dominantes del oeste. Su régimen macromareal semidiurno lo hace ideal para analizar modelos morfodinámicos de playas. La costa [...] es de acantilados de variada altitud conformados en sedimentitas marinas del Terciario superior (Formación Patagonia) y playas fósiles cuaternarias. En una rápida descripción morfológica de las playas del golfo, se pueden distinguir de grava y arena, de considerable pendiente en los sectores intermareales más altos (10%), y playas de muy baja pendiente (1,5%) compuestas casi exclusivamente por arena fina. En el presente trabajo se caracterizaron morfológica y granulométricamente las playas de Caleta Córdova (CC) y de El Límite Chubut - Santa Cruz (Ch-SC) como representantes de los extremos reflectivo y disipativo, respectivamente. Las diferencias reconocidas no obedecen a cuestiones dinámicas sino principalmente a factores heredados (morfología y disponibilidad de aportes). La playa de CC es originada por la erosión de acantilados. La playa Ch-SC está en una zona baja y es mantenida por aportes eólicos del oeste (blowouts) y por el reciclado de acumulaciones medanosas de arena fina. Debido a que ambas playas poseen normalmente rompientes de ola de sólo 0,2 m durante la bajamar, se concluye que las diferencias morfodinámicas obedecen exclusivamente a la disponibilidad de sedimento (tamaño de grano y volumen) que es distribuido en el perfil de la playa. Se destaca en estas playas de arena fina (playas de La Herradura y Alsina) la necesidad de mantener sus aportes sedimentarios del oeste de modo de no inducir balances erosivos involuntarios. Abstract in english The morphodynamics of macrotidal beaches is not well known. The tide controls the action of waves, and the swash, backwash and surf are very important processes only at shallow water. Bedforms occur in relation to these shallow-water processes and to grain-size variations. The San Jorge Gulf has a s [...] emicircular shape open to waves entering from the Atlantic, with differences in beach orientations and therefore in the significant effects of the dominant westerly winds. The macrotidal semidiurnal regime makes it ideal to test models about beach morphodynamics. The coast is constituted by cliffs carved into Upper Tertiary marine sediments (Patagonia Formation) and gravel beach-ridge systems belonging to Quaternary highstands. Open-coast beaches (Camarones, Cabo Blanco) are composed of gravel, while towards the headlands of the gulf there are beaches composed dominantly by sand. Pocket beaches along the coastline between Rada Tilly and Playa Alsina are characterised by an eolian supply of fine sand. In regard to the morphology of these beaches, it should be distinguished between beaches composed of gravel and sand with steep intertidal slopes (>10%), and sandy beaches of very gentle slopes (

  6. 76 FR 19519 - Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal...

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    ...for the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project in the City and County...improvements to the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal at the Port of San Francisco Ferry Building...purpose of the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project is to support and...

  7. Age, distribution, and stratigraphic relationship of rock units in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California: Chapter 5 in Petroleum systems and geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California

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    Hosford Scheirer, Allegra; Magoon, Leslie B.

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    The San Joaquin Basin is a major petroleum province that forms the southern half of California’s Great Valley, a 700-km-long, asymmetrical basin that originated between a subduction zone to the west and the Sierra Nevada to the east. Sedimentary fill and tectonic structures of the San Joaquin Basin record the Mesozoic through Cenozoic geologic history of North America’s western margin. More than 25,000 feet (>7,500 meters) of sedimentary rocks overlie the basement surface and provide a nearly continuous record of sedimentation over the past ~100 m.y. Further, depositional geometries and fault structures document the tectonic evolution of the region from forearc setting to strike-slip basin to transpressional margin. Sedimentary architecture in the San Joaquin Basin is complicated because of these tectonic regimes and because of lateral changes in depositional environment and temporal changes in relative sea level. Few formations are widespread across the basin. Consequently, a careful analysis of sedimentary facies is required to unravel the basin’s depositional history on a regional scale. At least three high-quality organic source rocks formed in the San Joaquin Basin during periods of sea level transgression and anoxia. Generated on the basin’s west side, hydrocarbons migrated into nearly every facies type in the basin, from shelf and submarine fan sands to diatomite and shale to nonmarine coarse-grained rocks to schist. In 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed a geologic assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources and future additions to reserves in the San Joaquin Valley of California (USGS San Joaquin Basin Province Assessment Team, this volume, chapter 1). Several research aims supported this assessment: identifying and mapping the petroleum systems, modeling the generation, migration, and accumulation of hydrocarbons, and defining the volumes of rock to be analyzed for additional resources. To better understand the three dimensional relationships between hydrocarbon source and reservoir rocks, we compiled a database consisting of more than 13,000 well picks and of one-mile resolution seismic grids. Both the well picks and the seismic grids characterize the depths to the top of key stratigraphic units. This database formed the basis of subsequent numerical modeling efforts, including the construction of a three- dimensional geologic model (Hosford Scheirer, this volume, chapter 7) and simulation of the petroleum systems in space and time (Peters, Magoon, Lampe, and others, this volume, chapter 12). To accomplish this modeling, we synthesized the age, geographic distribution, lithology, and petroleum characteristics of hydrocarbon source and reservoir rocks in the basin. The results of that synthesis are presented in this paper in the form of new stratigraphic correlation columns for the northern, central, and southern San Joaquin Valley (fig. 5.1; note that all figures are at the back of this report, following the References Cited). The stratigraphic relationships and ages published here draw heavily on published and unpublished studies of the San Joaquin Basin. The stratigraphy presented in each of the columns necessarily idealizes the subsurface geology over a relatively large area, instead of representing the specific geology at an individual well, oil and gas field, or outcrop. In this paper we present the background rationale for defining the geographic divisions of the basin (inset map, fig. 5.1), the paleontological time scales used for assigning absolute ages to rock units (figs. 5.2 and 5.3), and the supporting maps illustrating the geographic distribution of each rock type included in the stratigraphic column (figs. 5.4 through 5.64).

  8. The green areas of San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    Olga M. Ramos-González

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    Full Text Available Green areas, also known as green infrastructure or urban vegetation, are vital to urbanites for their critical roles in mitigating urban heat island effects and climate change and for their provision of multiple ecosystem services and aesthetics. Here, I provide a high spatial resolution snapshot of the green cover distribution of the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, by incorporating the use of morphological spatial pattern analysis (MSPA as a tool to describe the spatial pattern and connectivity of the city’s urban green areas. Analysis of a previously developed IKONOS 4-m spatial resolution classification of the city of San Juan from 2002 revealed a larger area of vegetation (green areas or green infrastructure than previously estimated by moderate spatial resolution imagery. The city as a whole had approximately 42% green cover and 55% impervious surfaces. Although the city appeared greener in its southern upland sector compared to the northern coastal section, where most built-up urban areas occurred (66% impervious surfaces, northern San Juan had 677 ha more green area cover dispersed across the city than the southern component. MSPA revealed that most forest cover occurred as edges and cores, and green areas were most commonly forest cores, with larger predominance in the southern sector of the municipality. In dense, built-up, urban land, most of the green areas occurred in private yards as islets. When compared to other cities across the United States, San Juan was most similar in green cover features to Boston, Massachusetts, and Miami, Florida. Per capita green space for San Juan (122.2 m²/inhabitant was also comparable to these two U.S. cities. This study explores the intra-urban vegetation variation in the city of San Juan, which is generally overlooked by moderate spatial resolution classifications in Puerto Rico. It serves as a starting point for green infrastructure mapping and landscape pattern analysis of the urban green spaces within the city of San Juan. The effectiveness of research and city planning will be further enhanced as a result of this type of finer-scale urban cover exploration.

  9. Wavelength calibration and instrumental resolution of 36 m SANS BATAN (SMARTer) using Silver Behenate powder

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    A 36 meter small angle neutron scattering (SANS) spectrometer was constructed at the neutron scattering laboratory of the National Nuclear energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN). The neutron wavelength calibration as well as the instrumental resolution have been validated using silver behenate (AgBE) powder [CH3(CH2)20COOAg] as one of the very few materials featuring Bragg reflections in the angular range accessible to SANS BATAN spectrometer (SMARTer). The known of lattice spacing enables the calculation of the neutron wavelength generated from mechanical velocity selector from the Bragg peak positions using Bragg Law. while, a sharp Bragg reflection with strong intensity at Q = 0.108 Amstrong-1 and other two weak reflections at 0.217 and 0.325 Amstrong-1 were emerged using the shortest neutron wavelength, ?=2.74 Amstrong at the highest rotational speed of the selector, 7000 rpm. The relative narrow intrinsic Full With in Half Maximum (FWHM) of the scattering profile from silver behenate powder was allowing the information on the instrumental resolution for different collimation length and pinholes set-up. From this measurement, SMARTer possess the instrumental resolution of 10% - 20%. (Author)

  10. Morbilidad y mortalidad materna en San Carlos, Cojedes-Venezuela. 2001-2008

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to learn about maternal morbidity and mortality in the San Carlos municipality, Cojedes Sate, Venezuela, in order to determine the health status of the population from that state. A descriptive and retrospective study of maternal morbidity and mortality of patients who visited the "Dr. Egor Nucete" Hospital in San Carlos, Venezuela, during 2001-2008. Data was processed and analyzed using relative frequencies, and comparisons were done with parametric tests in a quantitative scale. A total of 23.228 patients visited that hospital, which is 28% of the hospital discharge rate. The average age was 22.6 years, with predominance of female adolescents. There were 24.530 live births. 76.9 % of the cases were spontaneous deliveries, with an average time of hospital stay of 1.3 days, and 2.4 days for patients undergoing C-sections. Adolescent pregnancies predominated (22.1% as cause of consultation, followed by miscarriages (19.6%. The maternal mortality rate was of 114. 1/100.000 live births, and 85 % of deaths occurred in the first 48 hours after admission. Conclusion: maternal morbidity and mortality follow a similar pattern to that of the rest of the country and of other South American populations, This information will be useful for the strengthening of health services

  11. Urban and agricultural sources of pyrethroid insecticides to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California.

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    Weston, Donald P; Lydy, Michael J

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    While studies have documented the presence of pyrethroid insecticides at acutely toxic concentrations in sediments, little quantitative data on sources exist. Urban runoff, municipal wastewater treatment plants and agricultural drains in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta were sampled to understand their importance as contributors of these pesticides to surface waters. Nearly all residential runoff samples were toxic to the amphipod, Hyalella azteca, and contained pyrethroids at concentrations exceeding acutely toxic thresholds, in many cases by 10-fold. Toxicity identification evaluation data were consistent with pyrethroids, particularly bifenthrin and cyfluthrin, as the cause of toxicity. Pyrethroids passed through secondary treatment systems at municipal wastewater treatment facilities and were commonly found in the final effluent, usually near H. azteca 96-h EC(50) thresholds. Agricultural discharges in the study area only occasionally contained pyrethroids and were also occasional sources of toxicity related to the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos. Discharge of the pyrethroid bifenthrin via urban stormwater runoff was sufficient to cause water column toxicity in two urban creeks, over at least a 30 km reach of the American River, and at one site in the San Joaquin River, though not in the Sacramento River. PMID:20121184

  12. Factors influencing the biogeochemistry of sedimentary carbon and phosphorus in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Nilsen, E.B.; Delaney, M.L.

    2005-01-01

    This study characterizes organic carbon (Corganic) and phosphorus (P) geochemistry in surface sediments of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California. Sediment cores were collected from five sites on a sample transect from the edge of the San Francisco Bay eastward to the freshwater Consumnes River. The top 8 cm of each core were analyzed (in 1-cm intervals) for Corganic, four P fractions, and redox-sensitive trace metals (uranium and manganese). Sedimentary Corganic concentrations and Corganic:P ratios decreased, while reactive P concentrations increased moving inland in the Delta. The fraction of total P represented by organic P increased inland, while that of authigenic P was higher bayward than inland reflecting increased diagenetic alteration of organic matter toward the bayward end of the transect. The redox indicator metals are consistent with decreasing sedimentary suboxia inland. The distribution of P fractions and C:P ratios reflect the presence of relatively labile organic matter in upstream surface sediments. Sediment C and P geochemistry is influenced by site-specific particulate organic matter sources, the sorptive power of the sedimentary material present, physical forcing, and early diagenetic transformations presumably driven by Corganic oxidation. ?? 2005 Estuarine Research Federation.

  13. Food web pathway determines how selenium affects aquatic ecosystems: A San francisco Bay case study

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    Stewart, A.R.; Luoma, S.N.; Schlekat, C.E.; Doblin, M.A.; Hieb, K.A.

    2004-01-01

    Chemical contaminants disrupt ecosystems, but specific effects may be under-appreciated when poorly known processes such as uptake mechanisms, uptake via diet, food preferences, and food web dynamics are influential. Here we show that a combination of food web structure and the physiology of trace element accumulation explain why some species in San Francisco Bay are threatened by a relatively low level of selenium contamination and some are not. Bivalves and crustacean Zooplankton form the base of two dominant food webs in estuaries. The dominant bivalve Potamocorbula amurensis has a 10-fold slower rate constant of loss for selenium than do common crustaceans such as copepods and the mysid Neomysis mercedis (rate constant of loss, ke = 0.025, 0.155, and 0.25 d-1, respectively). The result is much higher selenium concentrations in the bivalve than in the crustaceans. Stable isotope analyses show that this difference is propagated up the respective food webs in San Francisco Bay. Several predators of bivalves have tissue concentrations of selenium that exceed thresholds thought to be associated with teratogenesis or reproductive failure (liver Se > 15 ??g g-1 dry weight). Deformities typical of selenium-induced teratogenesis were observed in one of these species. Concentrations of selenium in tissues of predators of Zooplankton are less than the thresholds. Basic physiological and ecological processes can drive wide differences in exposure and effects among species, but such processes are rarely considered in traditional evaluations of contaminant impacts.

  14. Strontium-90 in human bone: 1981 results for New York City and San Francisco

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    Results are presented of determinations of Sr-90 content of 102 specimens of vertebrae obtained during 1981 in New York City and San Francisco. The average Sr-90 to Ca ratios for adult vertebrae are 0.95 pCi/g Ca (0.037 Bq/g Ca) in New York and 0.61 pCi/g Ca (0.023 Bq/g Ca) in San Francisco, little changed from the average values of the previous year. Average Sr-90 concentrations in children's bone are now little different from the adult values. A two compartment bone model, which accounts for both short and long term retention of Sr-90 in bone, is used to describe the variations of Sr-90 content of bone and provide correlation with dietary Sr-90 intake. Regression analysis of the 21 years of survey data provides values of the relative retention of dietary Sr-90 and the effective bone turnover rates. The bone model gives satisfactory description of observed Sr-90 levels and allows reliable assessment of the long-term behavior of Sr-90 in man

  15. Archaeometric study of the ceramics Tigrillo type from San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Veracruz, Mexico

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    The archaeological locality of San Lorenzo is situated in Veracruz, Mexico and is considered one of the most important olmec culture settlements. On of the most typical ceramic materials founded in this site is Tigrillo type. The typological classification of olmec pottery from San Lorenzo was determinate trough physic characteristics, however, this study suggest the existence of variability inside this typology. Seven Tigrillo samples were analysed by qualitative petrography, mineragraphy and X-ray Powder Diffraction. The relation between the clay and the fillers was determined. The data shows that the most important components of the pottery are montmorillonite, and the added materials are mica, feldspars, hematite, goethite-limonite and quartz; also, glass splinter and ceramic fragments were identified, these two components are not present in all samples. On the other hand, a correlation with a previous study about the regional soil was carried out, to understand the supply sources for the original clay. The preliminary results suggest that the clay was obtained from soils of the locality and the fillers were imported from near areas and then processed and used. (Author) 5 refs., 1 tab., 4 figs

  16. Environmental evidence of fossil fuel pollution in Laguna Chica de San Pedro lake sediments (Central Chile)

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    This paper describes lake sediment spheroidal carbonaceous particle (SCP) profiles from Laguna Chica San Pedro, located in the Biobio Region, Chile (36o 51' S, 73o 05' W). The earliest presence of SCPs was found at 16 cm depth, corresponding to the 1915-1937 period, at the very onset of industrial activities in the study area. No SCPs were found at lower depths. SCP concentrations in Laguna Chica San Pedro lake sediments were directly related to local industrial activities. Moreover, no SCPs were found in Galletue lake (38o 41' S, 71o 17.5' W), a pristine high mountain water body used here as a reference site, suggesting that contribution from long distance atmospheric transport could be neglected, unlike published data from remote Northern Hemisphere lakes. These results are the first SCP sediment profiles from Chile, showing a direct relationship with fossil fuel consumption in the region. Cores were dated using the 21Pb technique. - The lake sediment record of SCPs shows the record of fossil-fuel derived pollution in Central Chile

  17. Loss of Power and Water Hammer Event at San Onofre, Unit 1, on November 21, 1985

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    On November 21, 1985, Southern California Edison's Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 1, located south of San Clemente, California, experienced a partial loss of inplant ac electrical power while the plant was operating at 60% power. Following a manual reactor trip, the plant lost all inplant ac power for 4 minutes and experienced a severe incidence of water hammer in the feedwater system which caused a leak, damaged plant equipment, and challenged the integrity of the plant's heat sink. The most significant aspect of the event involved the failure of five safety-related check valves in the feed-water system whose failure occurred in less than year, without detection, and jeopardized the integrity of safety systems. The event involved a number of equipment malfunctions, operator errors, and procedural deficiencies. This report documents the findings and conclusions of an NRC Incident Investigation Team sent to San Onofre by the NRC Executive Director for Operations in conformance with NRC's recently established Incident Investigation Program

  18. Noticias bizantinas en España: El caso de San Isidoro de Sevilla

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    Full Text Available San Isidoro de Sevilla, en su Chronicon, nos informa acerca de las invasiones eslavas en los Balcanes, en época del emperador Heraclio, cuestión que nos ha llevado a preguntarnos acerca del cómo pudo el Hispalense informarse acerca de un hecho que no sólo ocurría muy lejos de su tierra sino que, ade [...] más, las fuentes bizantinas apenas registran. ¿Pudo el obispo haber tenido fuentes de información fidedignas de lo que entonces sucedía en Oriente? Creemos que sí y una breve revisión de las relaciones visigodo-bizantinas nos puede aclarar esta cuestión, indicándonos qué tipo de informantes se pueden identificar y cómo san Isidoro pudo recibir noticias de ellos. Abstract in english In his Chronicon, St Isidore of Seville reports the invasion of the Balkans by Slavs in times of the emperor Heraclius. This fact has led us to pose ourselves the question about how it was possible that this Spanish author could be informed of events taking place not only far from Spain, but which a [...] re scarcely mentioned in the Byzantine sources. Was it possible that the bishop received trustworthy information of events then taking place in the East? The author of the article believes that this was indeed the case and a short analysis of the Visigothic-Byzantine relations can answer this question, as well as who could be transmitters of such information and how St Isidore was able to come by it.

  19. Petrology and geochemistry of the San Félix-San Ambrosio islands, Eastern Pacific

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    Cooper Percker, Oliver; Lara, Luis E.

    2015-04-01

    The San Félix-San Ambrosio (SF-SA) islands, Eastern Pacific, are fragments of two volcanic sequences 20 km apart. Both represent the top of an eroded large shield-volcano which rises over the Nazca Plate. Here, new geochemical and 40Ar/39Ar geochronological data are presented in order to understand magmatic evolution and source features. Two units are recognized on the SF island: (1) the Cerro Amarillo unit (CAU) (190±30 ka) formed by a hyaloclastic-tuff cone and basanitic lavas (Ba/Yb=519; Ba/Zr=2.19; La/Yb=49.88; Nb/Ta=17.96; Nb/Y=3.78; Nb/Zr=0.25) with absent or scarce modal content of plagioclase (20%). The hyaloclastic-tuff cone of the CAU contains aphanitic-trachytic lithic fragments of Na-augite and kaersutite, which correspond to the final product of fractional crystallization of olivine+clinopyroxene+Fe-Ti oxides+apatite±plagioclase from alkaline primitive liquids similar to SF-SA lavas. The geochemical data suggest that the islands represent different evolutive stages of a same volcanic intraplate complex. The alkaline to transitional SA lavas (Ba/Yb=249; Ba/Zr=1.60; La/Yb=24.62; Nb/Ta=16.55; Nb/Y=2.22; Nb/Zr=0.19) would represent the shield stage (ca 2.9 Ma), while the basanitic SF lavas the post-erosional stage (ca 0.2 Ma). Considering the Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic data of the SF-SA lavas, previous works have ruled out a genetic relationship between SF-SA islands and the nearby Nazca Ridge. An heterogeneous mantle plume with mantelic metasomatized recycled lithologies is hypothesized as a possible magmatic source capable of explaining the petrologic differences between the SF-SA islands and between the CAU and PU, in SF island. This research is supported by FONDECYT Project 1141303.

  20. Programas sociales y bienestar social en comunidades oaxaqueñas: San Miguel Achiutla y San Ildefonso Sola

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    Mireya Carmina Cruz Aragón

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Estudio realizado en dos comunidades del estado de Oaxaca, San Ildefonso Sola y San Miguel Achiutla, pertenecientes a la Región Sierra Sur y Mixteca respectivamente. La primera está conformada por población mestiza y la segunda por indígena mixtecos. Ambas comunidades presentan alto grado de marginación, y reflejan diversas carencias materiales que influyen negativamente en su bienestar, son comunidades pobres. Dedicados principalmente a la agricultura de subsistencia, los pobladores obtienen ingresos monetarios de otras actividades como venta de productos de palma, pan, tortillas, mezcal (estas actividades se han realizado en las comunidades de manera tradicional, han sido heredadas de generación en generación, productos de traspatio (la mayoría de los hogares cultivan frutas o verduras de uso diario en la cocina o para remedios caseros, también crían animales que contribuyen en sus actividades como burros, mulas, caballos o bueyes, y otros que les proporcionan alimentos o son alimento como gallinas, cerdos, chivos, borregos, etc. y comercialización de productos de abarrotes, en pocos casos realizan algún tipo de trabajo asalariado, sin embargo a pesar que sus fuentes de ingreso son diversas, estos ingresos que obtienen resultan en su mayoría insuficientes para satisfacer sus necesidades básicas. Son estas comunidades a las que van dirigidos los apoyos de diversos programas sociales, cuyo objetivo es contribuir en la superación de la pobreza, los programas que se refieren aquí son Oportunidades, Apoyo Alimentario y, 70 y más. Por tanto el propósito de la investigación es estudiar la incidencia que tienen los programas sociales que llegan a los hogares de las comunidades referidas anteriormente, sobre su nivel de bienestar. Se ha obtenido información de fuentes oficiales como INEGI (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, CONAPO (Consejo Nacional de Población y SEDESOL (Secretaría de Desarrollo Social, así como de trabajo de campo realizado en ambas comunidades, aplicando cuestionarios y realizando observación directa. Al conocer en que proporción influyen los programas sociales sobre el bienestar social de los hogares, se podrá conocer que tan útiles son los recursos que destina el Estado para la superación de la pobreza, y si son efectivamente destinados para lo que fueron otorgados o se utilizan para cubrir otros gastos de los hogares en la satisfacción de necesidades distintas.