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  1. Arroyo Mocho Boulder Removal Project: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Hetch Hetchy Pump Station

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    Burkholder, L; Kato, T; Van Hattem, M

    2007-06-28

    The purpose of this biological assessment is to review the proposed Arroyo Mocho Boulder Removal Project in sufficient detail to determine to what extent the proposed action may affect any of the threatened, endangered, proposed, or sensitive species and designated or proposed critical habitats listed below. In addition, the following information is provided to comply with statutory requirements to use the best scientific and commercial information available when assessing the risks posed to listed and/or proposed species and designated and/or proposed critical habitat by proposed federal actions. This biological assessment is prepared in accordance with legal requirements set forth under regulations implementing Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (50 CFR 402; 16 U.S.C 1536 (c)). It is our desire for the Arroyo Mocho Boulder Removal Project to receive incidental take coverage for listed species and critical habitat within the greater project area by means of amending the previous formal Section 7 consultation (1-1-04-F-0086) conducted a few hundred meters downstream by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 2002. All conservation measures, terms and conditions, and reporting requirements from the previous Biological Opinion (1-1-04-F-0086) have been adopted for this Biological Assessment and/or amendment.

  2. EXPLOITATION OF GRANITE BOULDER

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    Ivan Cotman

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available The processes of forming, petrography, features, properties and exploitation of granite boulders are described. The directional drilling and black powder blasting is the succesful method in exploitation of granite boulders (boulder technology (the paper is published in Croatian.

  3. Moses/Musaeus/Mochos and his God Yahweh, Iao, and Sabaoth, seen from a Graeco-Roman perspective

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    van Kooten, G.H.; Kooten, G.H. van

    2006-01-01

    George H. van Kooten, “Moses/Musaeus/Mochos and His God Yahweh, Iao, and Sabaoth, Seen from a Graeco-Roman Perspective,” in The Revelation of the Name YHWH to Moses: Perspectives from Judaism, the Pagan Graeco-Roman World, and Early Christianity (ed. George H. van Kooten; Themes in Biblical Narrativ

  4. Probability of Boulders

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    Ditlevsen, Ove Dalager

    1997-01-01

    To collect background information for formulating a description of the expected soil properties along the tunnel line, in 1987 Storebælt initiated a statistical investigation of the occurrence and size of boulders in the Great Belt area. The data for the boulder size distribution were obtained by...

  5. Boulder Magnetic Observatory

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are vector and scalar component values of the Earth's magnetic field for 2004 recorded at the Boulder Magnetic Observatory in Colorado. Vector values are...

  6. critical habitat designated for the arroyo toad

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These data identify the areas (in general) of critical habitat designated for the arroyo toad. NOTE: THIS DATA SET INCLUDES APPROXIMATELY 900 ACRES OF LAND...

  7. Reprodutibilidade de medidas antropométricas estáticas de graduandos de odontologia e de mochos odontológicos

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    PINELLI Camila; Soares, Débora Dramis; Quirino, Lilian Caldas; Campos, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini; Garcia, Patrícia Petromilli Nordi Sasso

    2011-01-01

    Objetivo: Avaliar a reprodutibilidade intra-examinador de medidas antropométricas estáticas de graduandos do curso de Odontologia, bem como características e medidas de regulagem de mochos odontológicos por eles utilizados. Método: Foram avaliados 40 voluntários e 6 tipos de mochos. Para tomada das medidas antropométicas, os equipamentos utilizados foram cadeira de escritório adaptada, trena flexível com duas hastes adaptadas, dispositivo metálico com ângulo central de 90º, barbante, pranc...

  8. Las mujeres y sus representaciones de la lectura y la escritura en la revista Fray Mocho (1912-1918

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    Alejandro E. Parada

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza el universo de las mujeres y sus representaciones de la lectura y la escritura en un magazine paradigmático de comienzos del siglo XX en la Argentina: Fray Mocho. En el artículo se presentan, entre otros tópicos, los tipos de lectura femeninos, las propagandas discursivas, la actitud masculina ante la participación de la mujer en la civilización impresa de la época y el horizonte textual en la esfera doméstica y social. Se señala, finalmente, la gestación creciente de una variedad de usos y prácticas de las mujeres para acceder al mundo tipográfico.The present work analyses women's universe and the representations of women's reading and writing in Fray Mocho, a prototypical magazine of early twentieth century in Argentina. Among other topics, types of women's readings, advertising discourse, men's attitudes towards women's participation in the print culture of the time, textual horizon in the social and domestic spheres are presented in the article. Finally, the growing appearance and development of a variety of women's uses and practices to gain access to the print world is discussed.

  9. de la cuenca del arroyo Guachinango

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    Geisy Hernández C.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó el estudio del arroyo Guachinango, afluente del río Luyanó, en el tramo acotado desde el nacimiento del mismo hasta el puente de hierro peatonal ubicado en las afueras del reparto Dolores (Dolores y Final, municipio San Miguel del Padrón. Se valoró la posible utilización de las aguas del arroyo con fines de regadío, para lo cual se ejecutó el estudio hidrológico y levantamiento de las fuentes contaminantes. El estudio hidrológico arrojó que la cuenca donde se trabajó tiene una extensión de 424,57 ha (4,25 km2 de estas 276,36 ha pueden emplearse en la agricultura. El levantamiento mostró que la mayor carga contaminante procede de los residuales domésticos, al ser estos los que mayor volumen vierten al arroyo. El 50 % del área agrícola de la cuenca puede ser regada con las aguas del arroyo siempre que se le de a las mismas el tratamiento que requieran en cada caso

  10. Chemistry of the Arroyo Marincho complex and Granodiorita of the Arroyo Grande. Part II. (Uruguay)

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    Mineralogical and chemical studies as well as thermodynamic conditions evaluation are able to localize several stabilized curves of the ferromagnese minerals in the Marincho complex ands the Arroyo Grande. The geochemical and thermodynamic characteristics has allowed to drive different evolutive models.

  11. Chronostratigraphy of Kitchen Corral Wash, southern UT: Insights into Arroyo Aggradation and Entrenchment Events

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    Huff, W.; Rittenour, T. M.

    2012-12-01

    Fluvial systems in the semiarid southwestern United States are sensitive to Holocene climate change, as partly evidenced by entrenched, steep-walled arroyo channels throughout the region. Kitchen Corral Wash (KCW), a tributary of the Paria River in southern Utah, has experienced both historic and prehistoric (Holocene) episodes of arroyo cutting and filling. During the most recent arroyo-cutting event (~1880-1920 AD), KCW and other regional drainages were entrenched up to 30m into their fine-grained alluvial fill, leaving former floodplains perched above new channel bottoms. Alluvial sediments preserved within the exposed arroyos walls record largely aggradational sequences interrupted by periods of incision. Although arroyo entrenchment and aggradation processes have been studied for over a century, exact causes of arroyo cutting are still not fully understood. Hereford (2002) argued that arroyo dynamics are climatically driven based on near-synchronous timing of entrenchment in drainages from southern Utah and the surrounding region. However, recent results from KCW and nearby drainages suggest a more complex pattern. While previous studies have attempted to constrain the timing of arroyo cut-fill events in KCW, poor age control has limited results. In order to better understand the timing of arroyo events, this study aims to update and improve the arroyo cut-fill chronology from KCW by using detailed alluvial stratigraphic descriptions and age control from optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and AMS radiocarbon dating. Preliminary results are based on twelve study sites, each exposing a number of cut-fill cycles in the arroyo-wall stratigraphy, and suggest at least four arroyo cycles over the last 4 ka. Forthcoming AMS and OSL results will be used to test hypotheses related to climatic forcing of arroyo dynamics by comparing the chronology from KCW to regional chronologies.

  12. Do Cement Boulders Mimic Natural Boulders for Macro-Invertebrates in the Southern Caspian Sea?

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    Pourjomeh, Fatemeh; Shokri, Mohammad Reza; Kiabi, Bahram

    2014-01-01

    The macro-invertebrates on natural (rock) and artificial (cement) boulders were compared along the southern Caspian Sea and the effect of structural features of boulders (i.e. orientation, facing, surface complexity, the degree of exposure to the wave action) on macro-invertebrate communities were investigated. Ten locations with rock walls in the southern Caspian Sea were investigated in which the isolated boulders of natural and artificial types with similar dimensions were haphazardly ...

  13. Corrective measures evaluation report for Tijeras Arroyo groundwater.

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    Witt, Johnathan L (North Wind, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID); Orr, Brennon R. (North Wind, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID); Dettmers, Dana L. (North Wind, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID); Hall, Kevin A. (North Wind, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID); Howard, M. Hope (North Wind, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID)

    2005-08-01

    This Corrective Measures Evaluation report was prepared as directed by a Compliance Order on Consent issued by the New Mexico Environment Department to document the process of selecting the preferred remedial alternative for Tijeras Arroyo Groundwater. Supporting information includes background concerning the site conditions and potential receptors and an overview of work performed during the Corrective Measures Evaluation. The evaluation of remedial alternatives included identifying and describing four remedial alternatives, an overview of the evaluation criteria and approach, comparing remedial alternatives to the criteria, and selecting the preferred remedial alternative. As a result of the Corrective Measures Evaluation, monitored natural attenuation of the contaminants of concern (trichloroethene and nitrate) is the preferred remedial alternative for implementation as the corrective measure for Tijeras Arroyo Groundwater. Design criteria to meet cleanup goals and objectives and the corrective measures implementation schedule for the preferred remedial alternative are also presented.

  14. 78 FR 7775 - Boulder Canyon Project

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    2013-02-04

    .... \\1\\ 75 FR 57912 (September 23, 2010). \\2\\ 133 FERC ] 62,229. The proposed BCP electric service base... in power rate adjustments (10 CFR part 903) were published on September 18, 1985 (50 FR 87835... Area Power Administration Boulder Canyon Project AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE....

  15. Relocalising disaster risk reduction in Boulder, Colorado

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    Kelman, I.; Karnes, E.

    2007-01-01

    Relocalisation aims to return communities to a more local basis from their current, relatively centralised and transport-dependent systems, in sectors such as food, energy, and manufacturing. Disaster risk reduction can also be relocalised, in line with practices which involve local residents in disaster-related activities, pre-disaster such as mitigation and prevention and post-disaster such as response and recovery, rather than relying on post-event external assistance. Boulder Valley, Colo...

  16. Infiltration and quality of water for two arroyo channels, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1988-92

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    Thomas, Carole L.

    1995-01-01

    Selected reaches of Grant Line Arroyo and Tijeras Arroyo in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were studied to collect information about the amount and quality of infiltration through arroyo channels. Infiltration rate was calculated for selected reaches of Grant Line Arroyo and Tijeras Arroyo based on instantaneous streamflow-loss volumes, wetted channel area, and instantaneous evaporation rates measured during 1988-92. Infiltration rates at Grant Line Arroyo ranged from 0.0 to 0.6 foot per day, and at Tijeras Arroyo from 2.28 to 30 feet per day. The evaporation rate ranged from one-tenth of 1 percent to 2 percent of the infiltration rate. Infiltration rates differed with the location of the reach isolated for measurement and with the time of day of the infiltration-rate measurement. Differences in intrinsic permeability of the sediments may be the most important factor affecting spatial variations in infiltration. The most important factor affecting temporal variations in infiltration may be the temperature of the water and sediment where infiltration occurs. Annual evaporation rates were greatest over saturated stream sediments and ranged from 802 to 1,025 millimeters per year or from 31.57 to 40.35 inches per year. Annual evaporation rates were least over unsaturated, unvegetated soil and ranged from 174 to 291 millimeters per year or from 6.85 to 11.46 inches per year. Annual evapotranspiration rates over grasses or shrubs or both were about one-half the rates over saturated stream sediments. Rates were similar for Grant Line and Tijeras Arroyos. The land- surface vegetation, availability of water at the land surface, availability of energy to enable a change of state from water to vapor, existence of a vapor concentration gradient, and a turbulent atmosphere to carry the vapor away may be the factors that determine the amount of evaporation and evapotranspiration. Water in Grant Line Arroyo and Tijeras Arroyo met U. S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking

  17. Monitoring of the land and geological environment condition in the Eupatorijska arroyo in Dnipropetrovsk

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    Bogachenko L.D.

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the condition of the land and the geological environment in the Eupatorijska arroyo, engineering-geological estimation of the territory of the arroyo is carried out, negative engineering-geological processes and phenomena are defined. It was found that due to the negative technogenic impact in conjunction with natural and climatic factors, the slopes under study can be considered as those under the risk of landslides and therefore are in need of engineering protection.

  18. Cardiovascular Surgery Residency Program: Training Coronary Anastomosis Using the Arroyo Simulator and UNIFESP Models

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    Miguel Angel Maluf; Walter José Gomes; Ademir Massarico Bras; Thiago Cavalcante Vila Nova de Araújo; André Lupp Mota; Caio Cesar Cardoso; Rafael Viana dos S. Coutinho

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Engage the UNIFESP Cardiovascular Surgery residents in coronary anastomosis, assess their skills and certify results, using the Arroyo Anastomosis Simulator and UNIFESP surgical models. METHODS: First to 6th year residents attended a weekly program of technical training in coronary anastomosis, using 4 simulation models: 1. Arroyo simulator; 2. Dummy with a plastic heart; 3. Dummy with a bovine heart; and 4. Dummy with a beating pig heart. The assessment test was compr...

  19. The distribution and source of boulders on asteroid 4179 Toutatis

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    Jiang, Yun; Ji, Jianghui; Huang, Jiangchuan; Marchi, Simone; Li, Yuan; Ip, Wing-Huen

    2016-01-01

    Boulders are ubiquitous on the surfaces of asteroids and their spatial and size distributions provide information for the geological evolution and collisional history of parent bodies. We identify more than 200 boulders on near-Earth asteroid 4179 Toutatis based on images obtained by Chang'e-2 flyby. The cumulative boulder size frequency distribution (SFD) gives a power-index of -4.4 +/- 0.1, which is clearly steeper than those of boulders on Itokawa and Eros, indicating much high degree of fragmentation. Correlation analyses with craters suggest that most boulders cannot solely be produced as products of cratering, but are probably survived fragments from the parent body of Toutatis, accreted after its breakup. Similar to Itokawa, Toutatis probably has a rubble-pile structure, but owns a different preservation state of boulders.

  20. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Boulder ZED Design Build - Boulder, Colorado

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    2014-11-01

    This case study describes a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Boulder, Colorado, that scored HERS 38 without PV and 0 with PV. This 2,504 ft2 custom home has advanced framed walls, superior insulation a ground-source heat pump, ERV, and triple-pane windows.

  1. Onshore Transport of Large Nearshore Boulders during Super Typhoon Haiyan

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    Kennedy, A. B.; Mori, N.; Zhang, Y.; Tajima, Y.; Pecor, W.; Yasuda, T.; Chen, S. E.; Nakamura, S.; Cruz, E.

    2014-12-01

    Super Typhoon Haiyan made a Philippines landfall in November, 2013 as one of the strongest storms in history. The coast of Eastern Samar Province has deep water very close to shore and experienced extreme wave conditions, with hindcast Hs>18m near landfall. These waves generated large shoreline runup, and caused severe damage to coastal communities even though hindcast storm surge was consequence of the storm was the transport of very large (up to 5m length) boulders shoreward to elevations near 10m, where they were stranded as waves and surge diminished. This presentation describes a field survey of a boulder field on Calicoan Island, combined with Boussinesq simulation of the nearshore storm hydrodynamics and boulder transport modeling using a modified version of the Imamura et al. methodology. Results show highly intermittent shoreward boulder transport driven by infragravity runup, with both inertial and drag forces significant. Boulder transport distance was found to be sensitive to wave properties, enough so that it may in some instances be possible to estimate hydrodynamic properties of historical storms. The coastal boulder transport literature often features uncertainty about whether boulder fields with unknown origin were generated by storms or by tsunamis, and has suggested that coastal storms can not transport boulders very far inland. However, the present work demonstrates that the potential to transport large boulders far onshore to high inland elevations does not lie exclusively with tsunamis, but can also be achieved by strong tropical cyclones.

  2. Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory Data Management Plan

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    Fey, Jeri; Anderson, Suzanne

    2016-01-01

    This Data Management Plan (DMP) was created using the DMPTool. It describes all data collected as part of the the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) project, which focuses on research in the Boulder Creek watershed. The project is hosted at the Institute or Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.The goal for the Boulder Creek CZO is to create and collect meaningful and interesting research of the Earth’s critical zone by making this diverse dat...

  3. Local late Amazonian boulder breakdown and denudation rate on Mars

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    de Haas, T.; Hauber, E.; Kleinhans, M.G.

    2013-01-01

    Inactive fan surfaces become smoother and develop desert pavement over time by weathering and erosion. We use this mechanism to estimate late Amazonian boulder breakdown and surface denudation rates on a young (∼1.25 Ma) (Schon et al., 2009) fan on Mars. This is done by comparing boulder size and su

  4. Small-Scale Spatial Variability of Ozone in Boulder, Colorado

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    Deanes, L. N.; Sadighi, K.; Casey, J. G.; Collier, A. M.; Hannigan, M.

    2015-12-01

    Surface ozone (O3) can pose several health risks to humans, such as an increased number of and intensity of asthma attacks. Considering this, it is important that ozone levels are monitored. While municipal air quality monitors are present in cities like Boulder, Colorado, these monitors often only consider regional analysis, neglecting the variability of compounds, such as ozone or carbon monoxide, over smaller distances. Small-scale (approximately 1 kilometer) spatial variability in ozone is important because humans experience these small scales on a daily basis. Using low-cost, next-generation air quality monitors ("pods") developed at the University of Colorado-Boulder, we assessed small-scale spatial variability of surface ozone in Boulder, Colorado. This was done by placing clusters of 4-5 pods within approximately 1 kilometer of each other at specific sites in the city of Boulder. We collected data at two sites: one on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus (i.e., an urban site) and one outside of the city (i.e., a rural site). Pods were left in their positions for one to two weeks allowing for observation of ozone trends. As expected the typical diurnal trend was observed; however, further analysis revealed differences between these daily trends. Data collected by the pods allows for better understanding of small-scale spatial variability of surface ozone and how this may be driven by nearby sources.

  5. Boulder Dislodgement by Tsunamis and Storms: Version 2.0

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    Weiss, Robert

    2016-04-01

    In the past, boulder dislodgement by tsunami and storm waves has been approached with a simple threshold approach in which a boulder was moved if the sum of the acting forces on the boulder is larger than zero. The impulse theory taught us, however, that this criterion is not enough to explain particle dislodgement. We employ an adapted version of the Newton's Second Law of Motion (NSLM) in order to consider the essence of the impulse theory which is that the sum of the forces has to exceed a certain threshold for a certain period of time. Furthermore, a classical assumption is to consider linear waves. However, when waves travel toward the shore, they alter due to non-linear processes. We employ the TRIADS model to quantify that change and how it impacts boulder dislodgement. We present our results of the coupled model (adapted NSLM and TRIADS model). The results project a more complex picture of boulder transport by storms and tsunami. The following question arises: What information do we actually invert, and what does it tell us about the causative event?

  6. Evaluation of Arroyo Channel Restoration Efforts using Hydrological Modeling: Rancho San Bernardino, Sonora, MX

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    Jemison, N. E.; DeLong, S.; Henderson, W. M.; Adams, J.

    2012-12-01

    In the drylands of the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, historical river channel incision (arroyo cutting) has led to the destruction of riparian ecological systems and cieñega wetlands in many locations. Along Silver Creek on the Arizona-Sonora border, the Cuenca Los Ojos Foundation has been installing rock gabions and concrete and earthen berms with a goal of slowing flash floods, raising groundwater levels, and refilling arroyo channels with sediment in an area that changed from a broad, perennially wet cieñega to a narrow sand- and gravel-dominated arroyo channel with an average depth of ~6 m. The engineering efforts hope to restore desert wetlands, regrow riparian vegetation, and promote sediment deposition along the arroyo floor. Hydrological modeling allows us to predict how rare flood events interact with the restoration efforts and may guide future approaches to dryland ecological restoration. This modeling is complemented by detailed topographic surveying and use of streamflow sensors to monitor hydrological processes in the restoration project. We evaluate the inundation associated with model 10-, 50-, 100-, 500-, and 1,000-year floods through the study area using FLO-2D and HEC-RAS modeling environments in order to evaluate the possibility of returning surface inundation to the former cieñega surface. According to HEC-RAS model predictions, given current channel configuration, it would require a 500-year flood to overtop the channel banks and reinundate the cieñega (now terrace) surface, though the 100-year flood may lead to limited terrace surface inundation. Based on our models, 10-year floods were ~2 m from overtopping the arroyo walls, 50-year floods came ~1.5 m from overtopping the arroyos, 100-year floods were ~1.2 m from overtopping, and 500- and 1,000-year floods at least partially inundated the cieñega surface. The current topography of Silver Creek does not allow for frequent flooding of the former cieñega; model predictions

  7. Resistance forces during boulder extraction from an asteroid

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    Kulchitsky, Anton V.; Johnson, Jerome B.; Reeves, David M.

    2016-10-01

    Planning for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) requires estimating the forces that appear during extraction of a boulder from the surface of an asteroid with unknown surface regolith properties. These forces are estimated for a vertical constant force or acceleration pull and a rolling, constant force, torque (peel) on a 4-m diameter spherical boulder using both analytic and discrete element method (DEM) models considering the effects of microgravity and regolith cohesion using Johnson-Kendall-Roberts (JKR) model. Estimates of the bulk asteroid regolith cohesion strength derived from lunar and asteroid regolith studies ranged from 25 Pa to 250 Pa. JKR cohesive forces at particle contacts depend on particle surface energy and effective curvature radius (particle size). DEM particle size dependent cohesion parameters are linked to estimated regolith cohesion strength by simulating shear and tension tests over a range of DEM particle surface energies resulting in the formulation of the dependence of particle surface energy as a function of cohesion strength and particle size. Maximum extraction forces occur for a vertical pull through the boulder center of mass with constant acceleration. Extraction force decreases for a constant force pull to 0.62pc S where S is the boulder surface area embedded in the regolith and pc is the cohesion strength of the regolith. Boulder extraction by peeling produces the smallest forces by up to more than a factor of 2, as the failure across the boulder surface increases progressively rather than being fully engaged as occurs during a vertical pull extraction. Variations between DEM and analytic results differed from 9% to 17% over the range of regolith cohesion values and peel extraction leverage.

  8. A story about distributions of dimensions and locations of boulders

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    Ditlevsen, Ove Dalager

    2006-01-01

    for making a bored tunnel through the till deposit. Geographical universality was discovered through the statistical analysis of observations of boulder coordinates and dimension measures from wide spread cliff beach locations. One conclusion is that the joint size distribution up to some degree of modeling...... distribution. Moreover, these ratios are independent of the maximal dimension. The random point field structure of the boulder coordinates as isolated points or as clusters of points makes Poisson fields reasonable modeling candidates for the fields of both single points and cluster points. The cluster size...

  9. Armadillo : tranchée creusée par l'arroyo Campanero

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    Michelet, Dominique

    1981-01-01

    Près d'Armadillo, municipio Armadillo, San Luis Potosi.Depuis la "piste" ouverte récemment (sur l'initiative du curé d'Armadillo) et qui relie Armadillo : San Nicolas Tolentino, vue générale en direction de l'Ouest. Au premier plan, on aperçoit la tranchée creusée par l'arroyo Campanero

  10. Surface Macrofabric of Boulder Dominated Desert Mountain Slopes, California, USA

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    Donald A. FRIEND

    2005-01-01

    Rhyolite domes formed over a million year continuum in eastern California are used to study boulder dominated slopes. Slopes in this study are steep (~25° to ~35°) and are made of coarse boulder sized blocks. These slopes include well varnished vertically oriented eolluvial deposits that have been likened to relict periglacial stone stripes, or as indicated in this study, are the result of ongoing desert slope processes. The deposits are common throughout the arid southwestern US, but their morphometric character, fabric, and rates of formation have not been assessed systematically.Results indicate that boulder deposits examined here are remnant from the original surface formed during volcanic eruption and that these boulder slope deposits evolve slowly. Grain size, grain shape and grain angularity do not change significantly from genesis to ~0.6 Ma; trends in the data change markedly after that time. Mean eigenvectors indicate a fabric oriented downhill, parallel to the slope,consistent with the visual impression that long thin to plate-like rocks orient themselves similarly; however,fabric is actually randomly dispersed, similar to that at slope genesis, as indicated by the eigenvalue analysis resultants of C and K. Interestingly, grains remain or become more angular over the million-year time scale of the study as they decrease in size,indicating active in situ weathering processes on individual grains; this result is counter to the common assumption that as grains weather they become more rounded over time.

  11. Erratic boulders in Switzerland, a geological and cultural heritage

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    Reynard, Emmanuel

    2015-04-01

    Erratic boulders are stones transported over quite long distances by glaciers and that differ from the type of rock upon which they rely. They range from the size of pebbles to large boulders weighing several thousand tons. Erratic boulders are significant geosites (Reynard, 2004) for several reasons. (1) First, they are indicators of former glacier extensions by marking glaciers' path, size and volume. In Switzerland, they allowed mapping the extension of large Alpine glaciers (the Rhine and Rhone glaciers, in particular) and their retreat stages (e.g. the Monthey erratic boulders that mark an important lateglacial stage of the Rhone glacier). Crystalline erratic boulders along the Jura range (limestone mountains) were used to map the altitude reached by the Rhone glacier during the two last glaciations. Precise mapping of crystalline and limestone boulders distribution also enabled mapping local Jura glaciers' recurrences after the Rhone glacier retreat. (2) During the last decades, several erratic boulders were used for cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating, which allowed impressive advances in palaeoclimatic research. (3) Erratic blocks have also an ecological interest by the fact that they "have transported" specific habitats in areas far away from their origin (e.g. acid crystalline rocks and soils in limestone areas such as in the Jura). For all these reasons, several erratic boulders were classified in the inventory of Swiss geosites. Erratic boulders also have a significant cultural value (Lugon et al., 2006). (1) The Glacier Garden in Lucerne was discovered in 1872. It comprises various surfaces of "roches moutonnées", potholes and large erratic blocks that document the presence of the Reuss glacier. Considered as a natural monument it is now one of the most famous touristic attraction of Lucerne and Central Switzerland. (2) The Pierre Bergère stone, situated in Salvan (Mont-Blanc massif, South-western Switzerland), is the place where future Nobel Prize

  12. Final Report for the Arroyo Las Positas Maintenance Impact Study, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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    van Hattem, M; Paterson, L

    2006-01-12

    In 2000, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Environmental Protection Department, in coordination with Plant Engineering (PE), began dredging sections of the Arroyo Las Positas (ALP) to alleviate concerns about flooding of sensitive facilities within the mainsite of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In order to reduce potential impacts on the federally threatened California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii), LLNL proposed to dredge sections of the ALP in a ''checkerboard pattern'', resulting in a mosaic of open water habitat and vegetated sections (Figure 1). The Arroyo Las Positas Management Plan (Plan) was coordinated with both state and federal agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), California Department of Fish and Game (CDF&G), San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board (SFRWQCB), and the Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE). Water Discharge Requirements (WDRs) were issued for this project on December 30, 1999 (Order No. 99-086) by the SFRWQCB. Provision 19 of the WDRs outlined a five-year (2000 through 2004) Maintenance Impact Study (MIS) that LLNL began in coordination with dredging work that was conducted as part of the Arroyo Las Positas Management Plan. Provision 20 of these WDRs requires LLNL to submit a final report of the results of the Maintenance Impact Study for this project to the SFRWQCB. The purpose of this report is to present the results of the Maintenance Impact Study for Arroyo Las Positas and meet the requirements of Provision 20. A description of the annual monitoring included in this Maintenance Impact Study is included in the methods section of this report. Initially the Plan called for dredging the entire length of the Arroyo Las Positas (approximately 6,981 linear feet) over a 5-year period to minimize temporal impacts on the California red-legged frog. Dredging occurred in 2000 ({approx}1,300 ft.), 2001 ({approx}800 ft.), and 2002 ({approx}1,200 ft.), which

  13. Streamflow, Infiltration, and Ground-Water Recharge at Abo Arroyo, New Mexico

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    Stewart-Deaker, Amy E.; Stonestrom, David A.; Moore, Stephanie J.

    2007-01-01

    Abo Arroyo, an ephemeral tributary to the Rio Grande, rises in the largest upland catchment on the eastern side of the Middle Rio Grande Basin (MRGB). The 30-kilometer reach of channel between the mountain front and its confluence with the Rio Grande is incised into basin-fill sediments and separated from the regional water table by an unsaturated zone that reaches 120 meters thick. The MRGB portion of the arroyo is dry except for brief flows generated by runoff from the upland catchment. Though brief, ephemeral flows provide a substantial fraction of ground-water recharge in the southeastern portion of the MRGB. Previous estimates of average annual recharge from Abo Arroyo range from 1.3 to 21 million cubic meters. The current study examined the timing, location, and amount of channel infiltration using streamflow data and environmental tracers during a four-year period (water years 1997?2000). A streamflow-gaging station (?gage?) was installed in a bedrock-controlled reach near the catchment outlet to provide high-frequency data on runoff entering the basin. Streamflow at the gage, an approximate bound on potential tributary recharge to the basin, ranged from 0.8 to 15 million cubic meters per year. Storm-generated runoff produced about 98 percent of the flow in the wettest year and 80 percent of the flow in the driest year. Nearly all flows that enter the MRGB arise from monsoonal storms in July through October. A newly developed streambed temperature method indicated the presence and duration of ephemeral flows downstream of the gage. During the monsoon season, abrupt downward shifts in streambed temperatures and suppressed diurnal ranges provided generally clear indications of flow. Streambed temperatures during winter showed that snowmelt is also effective in generating channel infiltration. Controlled infiltration experiments in dry arroyo sediments indicated that most ephemeral flow is lost to seepage before reaching the Rio Grande. Streambed temperature

  14. NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission: The Boulder Capture Option

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    Abell, Paul; Nuth, Joseph A.; Mazanek, Dan D.; Merrill, Raymond G.; Reeves, David M.; Naasz, Bo J.

    2014-11-01

    NASA is examining two options for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which will return asteroid material to a Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (LDRO) using a robotic solar-electric-propulsion spacecraft, called the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle (ARV). Once the ARV places the asteroid material into the LDRO, a piloted mission will rendezvous and dock with the ARV. After docking, astronauts will conduct two extravehicular activities (EVAs) to inspect and sample the asteroid material before returning to Earth. One option involves capturing an entire small (˜4-10 m diameter) near-Earth asteroid (NEA) inside a large inflatable bag. However, NASA is examining another option that entails retrieving a boulder (˜1-5 m) via robotic manipulators from the surface of a larger (˜100+ m) pre-characterized NEA. This option can leverage robotic mission data to help ensure success by targeting previously (or soon to be) well-characterized NEAs. For example, the data from the Hayabusa mission has been utilized to develop detailed mission designs that assess options and risks associated with proximity and surface operations. Hayabusa’s target NEA, Itokawa, has been identified as a valid target and is known to possess hundreds of appropriately sized boulders on its surface. Further robotic characterization of additional NEAs (e.g., Bennu and 1999 JU3) by NASA’s OSIRIS REx and JAXA’s Hayabusa 2 missions is planned to begin in 2018. The boulder option is an extremely large sample-return mission with the prospect of bringing back many tons of well-characterized asteroid material to the Earth-Moon system. The candidate boulder from the target NEA can be selected based on inputs from the world-wide science community, ensuring that the most scientifically interesting boulder be returned for subsequent sampling. This boulder option for NASA’s ARM can leverage knowledge of previously characterized NEAs from prior robotic missions, which provides more certainty of the target NEA

  15. Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission: Robotic Boulder Capture Option Overview

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    Mazanek, Daniel D.; Merrill, Raymond G.; Belbin, Scott P.; Reeves, David M.; Earle, Kevin D.; Naasz, Bo J.; Abell, Paul A.

    2014-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently studying an option for the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM) that would capture a multi-ton boulder (typically 2-4 meters in size) from the surface of a large (is approximately 100+ meter) Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) and return it to cislunar space for subsequent human and robotic exploration. This alternative mission approach, designated the Robotic Boulder Capture Option (Option B), has been investigated to determine the mission feasibility and identify potential differences from the initial ARRM concept of capturing an entire small NEA (4-10 meters in size), which has been designated the Small Asteroid Capture Option (Option A). Compared to the initial ARRM concept, Option B allows for centimeter-level characterization over an entire large NEA, the certainty of target NEA composition type, the ability to select the boulder that is captured, numerous opportunities for mission enhancements to support science objectives, additional experience operating at a low-gravity planetary body including extended surface contact, and the ability to demonstrate future planetary defense strategies on a hazardous-size NEA. Option B can leverage precursor missions and existing Agency capabilities to help ensure mission success by targeting wellcharacterized asteroids and can accommodate uncertain programmatic schedules by tailoring the return mass.

  16. Endicamientos naturales en las nacientes del Arroyo Lileo (Provincia del Neuquén, Argentina

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    Ivanna M Penna

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo analizamos tres endicamientos naturales por depositación de movimientos en masa que tuvieron lugar en las nacientes del arroyo Lileo (Cordillera de los Andes, norte neuquino, dos de ellos ocurrieron en los últimos 50 años. El primero ocurrió en el Holoceno, por desprendimiento de 0,14 km³ de volcanitas en la ladera oeste del valle, cerca de las nacientes del arroyo La Tregua. Este bloqueo originó una laguna permanente de 0,44 km². En los años '60, la depositación de una avalancha de detritos originada en la ladera opuesta del valle, frente a la escarpa de la avalancha de rocas, ocluyó la brecha labrada por erosión fluvial en el depósito de avalancha de rocas, generando un segundo cuerpo lacustre de tipo efímero. El último endicamiento, que tuvo lugar entre >1962-< 1985, se produjo por una progradación súbita de un conoide desarrollado en la desembocadura del arroyo La Tregua, debida a un importante aporte de material por un flujo de detritos originado en la misma zona de desprendimiento del caso descrito previamente. La depositación continua de materiales en la zona del conoide ha sepultado los postes del gasoducto Loma de la Lata - Talcahuano, construido en 1998. En función de que la zona de desprendimientos de la ladera este del valle La Tregua presenta evidencias de inestabilidad, consideramos posible que un nuevo movimiento en masa pueda dar lugar a otro endicamiento.

  17. Habitat use and movement of the endangered Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) in coastal southern California

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    Gallegos, Elizabeth; Lyren, Lisa M.; Lovich, Robert E.; Mitrovich, Milan J.; Fisher, Robert N.

    2011-01-01

    Information on the habitat use and movement patterns of Arroyo Toads (Anaxyrus californicus) is limited. The temporal and spatial characteristics of terrestrial habitat use, especially as it relates to upland use in coastal areas of the species' range, are poorly understood. We present analyses of radiotelemetry data from 40 individual adult toads tracked at a single site in coastal southern California from March through November of 2004. We quantify adult Arroyo Toad habitat use and movements and interpret results in the context of their life history. We show concentrated activity by both male and female toads along stream terraces during and after breeding, and, although our fall sample size is low, the continued presence of adult toads in the floodplain through the late fall. Adult toads used open sandy flats with sparse vegetation. Home-range size and movement frequency varied as a function of body mass. Observed spatial patterns of movement and habitat use both during and outside of the breeding period as well as available climatological data suggest that overwintering of toads in floodplain habitats of near-coastal areas of southern California may be more common than previously considered. If adult toads are not migrating out of the floodplain at the close of the breeding season but instead overwinter on stream terraces in near-coastal areas, then current management practices that assume toad absence from floodplain habitats may be leaving adult toads over-wintering on stream terraces vulnerable to human disturbance during a time of year when Arroyo Toad mortality is potentially highest.

  18. Sistemas ambientales de la cuenca superior del arroyo Langueyú (partido de Tandil, Argentina)

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    Zulaica, Laura

    2008-01-01

    Estudios previos de zonificación ecológica de la cuenca superior del arroyo Langueyú (partido de Tandil) permitieron diferenciar y caracterizar seis sistemas ecológicos y definir unidades ecosistémicas de menor jerarquía escalar (componentes) en tres de ellos. El uso actual de las tierras del área está generalmente determinado por las potencialidades y restricciones ecológicas de los sistemas identificados. Estos usos diferenciales determinan a su vez distintos impactos en cada uno de los sis...

  19. Alternativas para conocer el comportamiento de la calidad del agua en un tramo del arroyo guachinango

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    Jeny Pérez P.; Geisy Hernández C.; Felicita González R.; Teresa López S.

    2008-01-01

    En el mundo actual ha evolucionado la tecnología para tratamiento y reutilización de aguas residuales, pero la obtención y aplicación de las mismas conlleva grandes inversiones, por lo que un país como el nuestro no está al alcance de la misma. Esto conlleva a la búsqueda de alternativas que se ajusten a nuestro presupuesto y nuestras condiciones, siempre que las mismas cumplan con las medidas de protección e higiene que existen para la utilización de estas aguas. En un tramo de arroyo con ve...

  20. Final Technical Report - Modernization of the Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Project

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    Taddeucci, Joe [Dept. of Public Works, Boulder, CO (United States). Utilities Division

    2013-03-29

    The Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Project (BCH) was purchased by the City of Boulder, CO (the city) in 2001. Project facilities were originally constructed in 1910 and upgraded in the 1930s and 1940s. By 2009, the two 10 MW turbine/generators had reached or were nearing the end of their useful lives. One generator had grounded out and was beyond repair, reducing plant capacity to 10 MW. The remaining 10 MW unit was expected to fail at any time. When the BCH power plant was originally constructed, a sizeable water supply was available for the sole purpose of hydroelectric power generation. Between 1950 and 2001, that water supply had gradually been converted to municipal water supply by the city. By 2001, the water available for hydroelectric power generation at BCH could not support even one 10 MW unit. Boulder lacked the financial resources to modernize the facilities, and Boulder anticipated that when the single, operational historical unit failed, the project would cease operation. In 2009, the City of Boulder applied for and received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for $1.18 million toward a total estimated project cost of $5.155 million to modernize BCH. The federal funding allowed Boulder to move forward with plant modifications that would ensure BCH would continue operation. Federal funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Boulder determined that a single 5 MW turbine/generator would be the most appropriate capacity, given the reduced water supply to the plant. Average annual BCH generation with the old 10 MW unit had been about 8,500 MW-hr, whereas annual generation with a new, efficient turbine could average 11,000 to 12,000 MW-hr. The incremental change in annual generation represents a 30% increase in generation over pre-project conditions. The old turbine/generator was a single nozzle Pelton turbine with a 5-to-1 flow turndown and a maximum turbine/generator efficiency of 82%. The new unit is a

  1. Final Technical Report - Modernization of the Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Project

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    Taddeucci, Joe [Dept. of Public Works, Boulder, CO (United States). Utilities Division

    2013-03-29

    The Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Project (BCH) was purchased by the City of Boulder, CO (the city) in 2001. Project facilities were originally constructed in 1910 and upgraded in the 1930s and 1940s. By 2009, the two 10 MW turbine/generators had reached or were nearing the end of their useful lives. One generator had grounded out and was beyond repair, reducing plant capacity to 10 MW. The remaining 10 MW unit was expected to fail at any time. When the BCH power plant was originally constructed, a sizeable water supply was available for the sole purpose of hydroelectric power generation. Between 1950 and 2001, that water supply had gradually been converted to municipal water supply by the city. By 2001, the water available for hydroelectric power generation at BCH could not support even one 10 MW unit. Boulder lacked the financial resources to modernize the facilities, and Boulder anticipated that when the single, operational historical unit failed, the project would cease operation. In 2009, the City of Boulder applied for and received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for $1.18 million toward a total estimated project cost of $5.155 million to modernize BCH. The federal funding allowed Boulder to move forward with plant modifications that would ensure BCH would continue operation. Federal funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Boulder determined that a single 5 MW turbine/generator would be the most appropriate capacity, given the reduced water supply to the plant. Average annual BCH generation with the old 10 MW unit had been about 8,500 MW-hr, whereas annual generation with a new, efficient turbine could average 11,000 to 12,000 MW-hr. The incremental change in annual generation represents a 30% increase in generation over pre-project conditions. The old turbine/generator was a single nozzle Pelton turbine with a 5-to-1 flow turndown and a maximum turbine/generator efficiency of 82%. The new unit is a

  2. Cardiovascular Surgery Residency Program: Training Coronary Anastomosis Using the Arroyo Simulator and UNIFESP Models

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    Miguel Angel Maluf

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Engage the UNIFESP Cardiovascular Surgery residents in coronary anastomosis, assess their skills and certify results, using the Arroyo Anastomosis Simulator and UNIFESP surgical models. METHODS: First to 6th year residents attended a weekly program of technical training in coronary anastomosis, using 4 simulation models: 1. Arroyo simulator; 2. Dummy with a plastic heart; 3. Dummy with a bovine heart; and 4. Dummy with a beating pig heart. The assessment test was comprised of 10 items, using a scale from 1 to 5 points in each of them, creating a global score of 50 points maximum. RESULTS: The technical performance of the candidate showed improvement in all items, especially manual skill and technical progress, critical sense of the work performed, confidence in the procedure and reduction of the time needed to perform the anastomosis after 12 weeks practice. In response to the multiplicity of factors that currently influence the cardiovascular surgeon training, there have been combined efforts to reform the practices of surgical medical training. CONCLUSION: 1 - The four models of simulators offer a considerable contribution to the field of cardiovascular surgery, improving the skill and dexterity of the surgeon in training. 2 - Residents have shown interest in training and cooperate in the development of innovative procedures for surgical medical training in the art.

  3. NASA's asteroid redirect mission: Robotic boulder capture option

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    Abell, P.; Nuth, J.; Mazanek, D.; Merrill, R.; Reeves, D.; Naasz, B.

    2014-07-01

    NASA is examining two options for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which will return asteroid material to a Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (LDRO) using a robotic solar-electric-propulsion spacecraft, called the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle (ARV). Once the ARV places the asteroid material into the LDRO, a piloted mission will rendezvous and dock with the ARV. After docking, astronauts will conduct two extravehicular activities (EVAs) to inspect and sample the asteroid material before returning to Earth. One option involves capturing an entire small (˜4--10 m diameter) near-Earth asteroid (NEA) inside a large inflatable bag. However, NASA is also examining another option that entails retrieving a boulder (˜1--5 m) via robotic manipulators from the surface of a larger (˜100+ m) pre-characterized NEA. The Robotic Boulder Capture (RBC) option can leverage robotic mission data to help ensure success by targeting previously (or soon to be) well-characterized NEAs. For example, the data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Hayabusa mission has been utilized to develop detailed mission designs that assess options and risks associated with proximity and surface operations. Hayabusa's target NEA, Itokawa, has been identified as a valid target and is known to possess hundreds of appropriately sized boulders on its surface. Further robotic characterization of additional NEAs (e.g., Bennu and 1999 JU_3) by NASA's OSIRIS REx and JAXA's Hayabusa 2 missions is planned to begin in 2018. This ARM option reduces mission risk and provides increased benefits for science, human exploration, resource utilization, and planetary defense.

  4. Clast mobility within boulder beaches over two winters in Galicia, northwestern Spain

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    Pérez-Alberti, Augusto; Trenhaile, Alan S.

    2015-11-01

    A micro-drone was used to make low altitude flights over boulder beaches at Laxe Brava and Oia in Galicia, northwestern Spain. Flights were made in July 2012, May 2013, and spring 2014. High resolution digital terrain models and orthophotographs, combined with GIS mapping, were used to monitor changes in the position of thousands of boulders. Maximum storm wave height was higher in the winter of 2013-2014 than in winter 2012-2013, and this was reflected in an increase in the proportion of the boulders that moved in the two winters, from 17% to almost 48% at Laxe Brava, and from 53% to almost 88% at Oia. The greater mobility of the boulders at Oia can be attributed in part to their generally smaller size, although there was considerable overlap between the size of boulders that moved and those that did not move within and between the two beaches. There were mobile boulders in areas up to several metres above the high tidal level on both beaches, and boulder transport in the shore-normal and alongshore directions triggered some changes in the beach profiles, particularly in the middle to upper parts of the beaches. Estimates of threshold transport conditions, scaled to boulder mass, breaker height, and other variables, suggested that all but the very largest boulders on the two beaches should have been mobile, even during the summer months when the waves were much lower than in winter. Model over-prediction can be attributed to a number of factors, including: constraints on movement imposed by surrounding boulders; differences in boulder size and their effect on pivoting angles and on the degree to which boulders are exposed or sheltered from wave impact; and difficulties in assigning appropriate values to model coefficients.

  5. Groundwater vulnerability in the Arroyo Feliciano basin. Entre Rios. Argentina; Vulnerabilidad del agua subterranea en la cuenca del Arroyo Feliciano. Entre Rios. Argentina

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    Diaz, E. L.; Romero, E. C.; Boschetti, N. G.; Duarte, O. C.

    2009-07-01

    The study area includes the basin of the Feliciano stream (Arroyo Feliciano) which increasing water resources are affected by the agriculturization rise and the change of soil usage. The 8.199,4 km{sup 2} basin is undergoing a sudden change in the soil usage that goes from an extensive cattle production to intensive rice soybean usage. It has an urban population of approximately 11,600 inhabitants and there are a low number of rural settlers. It is unknown if there is pollution produced by agricultural activity. The objective of this paper is to estimate the pollution vulnerability of the aquifers used for supplying water for human consumption to the towns within the basin; irrigation and watered of animals, fundamentally cattle. There are two internationally standard-considered methods that have been used, known as DRASTIC and GOD, in order to establish the capacity of attenuation of pollutants for elimination, delay and dilution, for agrochemical and fertilizers set in the surface. The outcomes of the application of both methodologies indicate that there is high vulnerability to pollution areas which are in the surroundings of the minor riverbeds and the main course of the Feliciano stream, where the depth to the aquifers is minimal. In the rest of the basin the effect that offers the thickness of the silts and clay of the Hernandarias formation, operates protecting the aquifer. (Author) 12 refs.

  6. Paleomagnetism of Lower Permian Abo and Yeso Formation, Carizzo Arroyo, Lucero Uplift, New Mexico

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    Petronis, M. S.; Geissman, J. W.

    2002-12-01

    We report paleomagnetic data from Lower Permian hematite-cemented sandstones and siltstones from Carrizo Arroyo, on the eastern edge of the Lucero uplift along the west-side of the middle Rio Grande rift, to test the hypothesis that the rift margins have accommodated extensional strain via vertical axis rotation. In addition, we present a revised interpretation of the structural setting and deformation history of the area, were late-Tertiary transtensional stresses have produced the majority of the structures in the area. The paleomagnetic data are discussed in the context of this hypothesis. In the Rio Grande rift area, a mid-Cenozoic and younger extensional feature defining the eastern margin of the Colorado Plateau, relatively little work has been done to assess the magnitude and sense of vertical axis rotations of fault-bounded crustal blocks within and at the margins of the plateau. A growing body of evidence shows that the Colorado Plateau has experienced some degree of vertical axis rotation and some magnitude of northward translation, although the magnitudes of the rotation and translation have been subject to considerable debate. Eight to ten oriented samples from 50 sites have been fully demagnetized with all sites yielding interpretable results: 41 sites from three sections in the Lower Permian Abo Formation, and 9 sites in the Meseta Blanca Member of the overlying Yeso Formation. In most cases, progressive thermal demagnetization resulted in a nearly univectorial decay of the magnetization to the origin that is well grouped at the site level. After correcting for modest dip of strata, the 50 sites in Carrizo Arroyo yield an estimate group mean (D = 162.1°, I = -4.1°, α95 = 6.8°, k = 10.18). Overall, the data from this part of the west side of the rift are discordant, in a clockwise since, with Early Permian (about D = 140°, I = -2.0°) and mid-Permian (about D = 145°, I = -4.0°) expected directions. We interpret the paleomagnetic data from

  7. Alternativas para conocer el comportamiento de la calidad del agua en un tramo del arroyo guachinango

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    Jeny Pérez P.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el mundo actual ha evolucionado la tecnología para tratamiento y reutilización de aguas residuales, pero la obtención y aplicación de las mismas conlleva grandes inversiones, por lo que un país como el nuestro no está al alcance de la misma. Esto conlleva a la búsqueda de alternativas que se ajusten a nuestro presupuesto y nuestras condiciones, siempre que las mismas cumplan con las medidas de protección e higiene que existen para la utilización de estas aguas. En un tramo de arroyo con vertimientos fundamentalmente urbanos se realizan estudios preliminares con la intención de predecir la calidad de las aguas superficiales contaminadas a partir del seguimiento de indicadores físico químicos. El presente trabajo pretende estimar la calidad del agua a partir de la determinación de los parámetros: pH, conductividad eléctrica, sólidos totales, contenido de nitratos. El estudio se llevó a cabo en el arroyo Guachinango, uno de los afluentes del río Luyanó que atraviesa el municipio San Miguel del Padrón en el sureste de Ciudad de la Habana. Para ello se parte del seguimiento de estos indicadores en puntos escogidos a partir del levantamiento de las fuentes contaminantes. Con los datos obtenidos se realizaron análisis estadísticos y se determinó la calidad del agua.

  8. Flujo de barro del arroyo del Comedero, Jujuy: caracterización, causas y efectos

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    Maria A González

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El 12 de Enero de 2010 un flujo de barro afectó un predio de esparcimiento con piletas de aguas termales en la localidad de Termas de Reyes, provincia de Jujuy. Este evento dejó 87 heridos y produjo grandes daños materiales. Las lluvias fueron las desencadenantes del movimiento del material a través de la quebrada del arroyo del Comedero. El depósito del flujo estuvo constituido por casi el 70% de grava, 20% de arena y 10% de limo arcilla y transportó trozos de materia orgánica y bloques mayores a 1 m³. Debido a la plasticidad del material, se lo clasificó como flujo de barro. La velocidad del movimiento se calculó usando un método empírico, coincidiendo su resultado con otros obtenidos en eventos cercanos. El volumen fue medido directamente en el campo, y calculado a través de ecuaciones enunciadas para flujos similares. Según los registros históricos de los depósitos de diferentes eventos ocurridos en la quebrada del arroyo del Comedero, esta se ubica en un rango de probabilidad muy alta de que se produzcan flujos. Con respecto a la clasificación de la magnitud del flujo de barro sobre el río Reyes, este pertenece a la clase con consecuencias potenciales de destrucción parcial de poblados, infraestructura de rutas y puentes, y bloqueo de quebradas. Los datos de velocidad, volumen y frecuencia calculados en este trabajo, que forman parte de la Carta de Peligrosidad Geológica Salta del SEGEMAR, son necesarios para el mapeo de peligrosidad, la programación de obras de infraestructura y la planificación territorial.

  9. Geomorphic Analysis of Boulder Volumes and Surface Roughness Along Talus Slopes in Yosemite Valley, California

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    Takahashi, K.; Stock, G. M.; Finnegan, N. J.

    2015-12-01

    Talus slopes in Yosemite Valley, California, are a rich archive of rock fall processes occurring since deglaciation (~ 15 ka). The valley is an ideal natural laboratory for investigating rock fall processes because the cliffs display a wide range of heights, steepnesses, orientations, and granitic lithologies. We measured the spatial distribution of boulder volumes on rock fall-dominated talus slopes along 10 transects at 8 locations in Yosemite Valley. Boulder volumes span 6 orders of magnitude, from 0.003 to 3000 m3. As expected, boulder volumes increase non-linearly downslope, with the largest boulders located at or beyond the base of talus slopes. Boulder volumes are smaller below cliffs composed of more mafic lithologies, likely reflecting the greater fracture density in those cliffs. Moderately tall cliffs (400-550 m) tend to produce larger boulders than the tallest and shortest cliffs. Using airborne lidar data, we calculated talus surface roughness and found modest increases in roughness as a function of downslope distance, likely related to the downslope increase in boulder volume. By quantifying the spatial distribution of boulder volumes, our results can be used to improve future assessments of rockfall hazard adjacent to talus slopes.

  10. 75 FR 77898 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO AGENCY... of human remains in the possession of the ] University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human... CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum,...

  11. 75 FR 28647 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    2010-05-21

    ... Tribe, Crow Tribe, Fort Belknap Indian Community, and Three Affiliated Tribes (73 FR 8359-8360, February... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO AGENCY... of human remains in the possession of the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The...

  12. 75 FR 45657 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    2010-08-03

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO AGENCY... of human remains in the control of the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human remains... notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of...

  13. 75 FR 45655 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO AGENCY... of human remains in the control of the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human remains... sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the...

  14. Size-frequency distribution of boulders ≥10 m on comet 103P/Hartley 2

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    Pajola, Maurizio; Lucchetti, Alice; Bertini, Ivano; Marzari, Francesco; A'Hearn, Michael F.; La Forgia, Fiorangela; Lazzarin, Monica; Naletto, Giampiero; Barbieri, Cesare

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    Aims: We derive the size-frequency distribution of boulders on comet 103P/Hartley 2, which are computed from the images taken by the Deep Impact/HRI-V imaging system. We indicate the possible physical processes that lead to these boulder size distributions. Methods: We used images acquired by the High Resolution Imager-Visible CCD camera on 4 November 2010. Boulders ≥10 m were identified and manually extracted from the datasets with the software ArcGIS. We derived the global size-frequency distribution of the illuminated side of the comet (~50%) and identified the power-law indexes characterizing the two lobes of 103P. The three-pixel sampling detection, together with the shadowing of the surface, enables unequivocally detection of boulders scattered all over the illuminated surface. Results: We identify 332 boulders ≥10 m on the imaged surface of the comet, with a global number density of nearly 140/km2 and a cumulative size-frequency distribution represented by a power law with index of -2.7 ± 0.2. The two lobes of 103P show similar indexes, i.e., -2.7 ± 0.2 for the bigger lobe (called L1) and -2.6+ 0.2/-0.5 for the smaller lobe (called L2). The similar power-law indexes and similar maximum boulder sizes derived for the two lobes both point toward a similar fracturing/disintegration phenomena of the boulders as well as similar lifting processes that may occur in L1 and L2. The difference in the number of boulders per km2 between L1 and L2 suggests that the more diffuse H2O sublimation on L1 produce twice the boulders per km2 with respect to those produced on L2 (primary activity CO2 driven). The 103P comet has a lower global power-law index (-2.7 vs. -3.6) with respect to 67P. The global differences between the two comets' activities, coupled with a completely different surface geomorphology, make 103P hardly comparable to 67P. A shape distribution analysis of boulders ≥30 m performed on 103P suggests that the cometary boulders show more elongated shapes

  15. Boulders on asteroid Toutatis as observed by Chang'e-2

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    Jiang, Yun; Huang, Jiangchuan; Marchi, Simone; Li, Yuan; Ip, Wing-Huen

    2015-01-01

    Boulders are ubiquitously found on the surfaces of small rocky bodies in the inner solar system and their spatial and size distributions give insight into the geological evolution and collisional history of the parent bodies. Using images acquired by the Chang'e-2 spacecraft, more than 200 boulders have been identified over the imaged area of the near-Earth asteroid Toutatis. The cumulative boulder size frequency distribution (SFD) shows a steep slope of -4.4 $\\pm$ 0.1, which is indicative of a high degree of fragmentation. Similar to Itokawa, Toutatis probably has a rubble-pile structure, as most boulders on its surface cannot solely be explained by impact cratering. The significantly steeper slope for Toutatis' boulder SFD compared to Itokawa may imply a different preservation state or diverse formation scenarios. In addition, the cumulative crater SFD has been used to estimate a surface crater retention age of approximately 1.6 $\\pm$ 0.3 Gyr.

  16. Postura y equilibrio de las miniaturas orgánicas del Códice de San Andrés de Arroyo Posture and balance of the organic miniatures of the Codex of San Andrés de Arroyo

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Los Beatos son códices medievales españoles que hacen referencia al Apocalipsis. El texto está profusamente acompañado de miniaturas con personajes humanos y celestiales. El Beato de San Andrés de Arroyo es uno de ellos. Hemos realizado un análisis anatómico y postural de las figuras que aparecen en estos Beatos. Hemos encontrado figuras humanas y celestiales cuya postura y equilibrio son disarmónicas, contrariando a la fisiología. De otro lado hemos encontrado otras figuras que mantienen un perfecto equilibrio, representando correctamente el movimiento y la estática. Creemos en base a todo ello que en el Beato de San Andrés de Arroyo hubo más de un artista iluminador, uno de ellos era más naturalista que el otro u otros.The Beatuses are Spanish medieval codices that refer to the Apocalypses. Miniatures full of human and celestial characters accompany the text. The Beatus of San Andrés de Arroyo is one of them. We have made an anatomic and postural analysis of the figures of this Beatus. We’ve found human and celestial figures who’s posture and balance are lacking in harmony, contrary to physiology. On the other hand we have found other figures that maintain a perfect balance, representing movement and motionlessness correctly.We believe, based on all this, that there is more than one Beatus de San Andrés de Arroyo illustrator, one of them being more of a naturalist than the other.

  17. Geología y registros magnéticos entre arroyo La Tapera y Santa Clara del Mar, Mar del Plata Geology and magnetic records between Arroyo La Tapera and Santa Clara del Mar, Mar del Plata

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    Full Text Available Estudios paleomagnéticos se realizaron en secuencias del Pleistoceno-Holoceno del sector comprendido entre el arroyo La Tapera y Santa Clara del Mar, en Mar del Plata. Los sedimentos de la base de los perfiles en el arroyo La Tapera y en Camet, que se interpreta pertenecen a la Formación Ensenada, contienen direcciones de polaridad reversa y se asignan al cron Matuyama. Las capas sedimentarias de la base del perfil de Santa Clara del Mar, solo presentan direcciones de polaridad normal, por consiguiente toda la secuencia sedimentaria de esta localidad se asigna al cron Brunhes, (Paleomagnetic studies were carried out in Pleistocene-Holocene sedimentary sequences exposed between Arroyo La Tapera and Santa Clara del Mar in Mar del Plata. The sediments exposed in the lower part of the La Tapera and Camet sections, which apparently belong to the Ensenada Formation, show reverse polarity directions and are assigned to the Matuyama Polarity Chron. The sedimentary layers exposed at the base in Santa Clara del Mar present normal directions of polarity, hence they were consequently assigned to the Brunhes Polarity Chron (< 0,78 Ma. Susceptibility values show a similar behaviour to those obtained in other localities of the Argentine loess plateau. Lowest values are always related to stronger pedogenesis and weathering. Consequently we envisage that the windblown titanomagnetites, having settled out during drier glacial periods, account for the natural magnetic remanence and the higher susceptibility values in less weathered layers.

  18. Shallow Structure of the Eagle Rock and Raymond Faults in Arroyo Seco, Los Angeles County, California

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    Scheirer, D. S.; Rymer, M. J.; Catchings, R. D.; Goldman, M.; Fuis, G.

    2012-12-01

    To understand the location, dip, and possible structural connection of the Eagle Rock and Raymond faults in Pasadena and South Pasadena, California, we acquired and analyzed high-resolution seismic reflection and refraction data, as well as gravity observations, along the floor of the Arroyo Seco. The studies were conducted to aid in understanding the seismic hazards of these faults in this urban setting. Seismic reflection and refraction data, including both P-wave and S-wave records, were collected along two profiles, a 1.2-km-long northern profile crossing the Eagle Rock fault, and a 450-m-long southern profile crossing the Raymond fault. Seismic sources were Betsy-Seisgun shots, accelerated weight drops, and repeated sledge-hammer impacts, which were recorded on multi-channel seismograph systems connected to vertical- and horizontal-component geophones spaced at a 5-m interval. Gravity data were collected along a single ~3-km-long profile coincident with and extending beyond and between the two seismic profiles, with stations spaced every 25-m near the fault traces and at greater intervals farther from the fault traces. We carefully accounted for the gravity effects of the adjacent concrete drainage channel and of the walls of the arroyo, to generate gravity anomalies that reflect sub-surface density contrasts across the Eagle Rock and Raymond faults. Seismic reflection image quality is compromised by the highly-deformed Miocene strata offset by these faults. However, reflection and especially refraction results indicate that both the Eagle Rock and Raymond faults consist of multiple, steeply-north-dipping fault strands. P- and S-wave seismic tomography results of the uppermost 50-100 m yield velocity variations that can be converted to probable density variations, and thus be included in the gravity anomaly analysis. The gravity anomalies predicted from the velocity variations account for less than one-third of the anomalies observed across the faults

  19. Characterization of salinity and selenium loading and land-use change in Montrose Arroyo, western Colorado, from 1992 to 2010

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    Moore, Jennifer L.

    2011-01-01

    Salinity and selenium are naturally occurring and perva-sive in the lower Gunnison River Basin of Colorado, includ-ing the watershed of Montrose Arroyo. Although some of the salinity and selenium loading in the Montrose Arroyo study area is from natural sources, additional loading has resulted from the introduction of intensive irrigation in the water-shed. With increasing land-use change and the conversion from irrigated agricultural to urban land, land managers and stakeholders need information about the long-term effects of land-use change on salinity and selenium loading. In response to the need to advance salinity and selenium science, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum, and Colorado River Water Conservation District, developed a study to characterize salinity and selenium loading and how salinity and selenium sources may relate to land-use change in Montrose Arroyo. This report characterizes changes in salinity and selenium loading to Montrose Arroyo from March 1992 to February 2010 and the magnitude of land-use change between unirrigated desert, irrigated agricultural, and urban land-use/land-cover types, and discusses how the respective loads may relate to land-use change. Montrose Arroyo is an approximately 8-square-mile watershed in Montrose County in western Colorado. Salinity and selenium were studied in Montrose Arroyo in a 2001 study as part of a salinity- and selenium-control lateral project. The robust nature of the historical dataset indicated that Montrose Arroyo was a prime watershed for a follow-up study. Two sites from the 2001 study were used to monitor salinity and selenium loads in Montrose Arroyo in the follow-up study. Over the period of 2 water years and respective irrigation seasons (2008-2010), 27 water-quality samples were collected and streamflow measurements were made at the historical sites MA2 and MA4. Salinity and selenium concen-trations, loads

  20. Sedimentary processes associated with sand and boulder deposits formed by the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami at Sabusawa Island, Japan

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    Goto, Kazuhisa; Sugawara, Daisuke; Ikema, Satoko; Miyagi, Toyohiko

    2012-12-01

    This paper reports on the sedimentary processes of sand and boulder deposition at Sabusawa Island, Japan as a result of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami. Boulders were composed of tuffaceous rocks and sourced from an earthquake-triggered slope failure as well as concrete fragments of seawall. They were scattered over the ground surface and did not form boulder ridges, although there was some local imbrication. The boulders were deposited on top of a sand layer indicating that the latter, possibly deposited from bed load, covered the ground surface first. This sand layer probably reduced friction allowing boulders to be transported more easily than might be expected across a hard ground with a high bottom friction. Sand deposits showed landward thinning and fining features, while the boulders showed a landward coarsening (tuffaceous boulders) or a landward fining (concrete boulders), indicating that large clasts were not necessarily scattered randomly but rather might have a clast size gradient with distance inland. These features are explained by the local topographic setting that constrained the directions of incoming and returning tsunami flows. Some clasts at the inland extent of the boulder field were covered by an upward fining sand layer. This feature suggests that the boulders were deposited prior to the suspended sands, with the latter subsequently laid down before the water level dropped below the top of the boulders. Such modern investigations of the sedimentary features of various sizes of grains and clasts immediately after a tsunami provide invaluable data for the reconstruction of inundation processes.

  1. Arroyo channel head evolution in a flash-flood-dominated discontinuous ephemeral stream system

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    DeLong, Stephen B.; Johnson, Joel P.L.; Whipple, Kelin X.

    2014-01-01

    We study whether arroyo channel head retreat in dryland discontinuous ephemeral streams is driven by surface runoff, seepage erosion, mass wasting, or some combination of these hydrogeomorphic processes. We monitored precipitation, overland flow, soil moisture, and headcut migration over several seasonal cycles at two adjacent rangeland channel heads in southern Arizona. Erosion occurred by headward retreat of vertical to overhanging faces, driven dominantly by surface runoff. No evidence exists for erosion caused by shallow-groundwater–related processes, even though similar theater-headed morphologies are sometimes attributed to seepage erosion by emerging groundwater. At our field site, vertical variation in soil shear strength influenced the persistence of the characteristic theater-head form. The dominant processes of erosion included removal of grains and soil aggregates during even very shallow (1–3 cm) overland flow events by runoff on vertical to overhanging channel headwalls, plunge-pool erosion during higher-discharge runoff events, immediate postrunoff wet mass wasting, and minor intra-event dry mass wasting on soil tension fractures developing subparallel to the headwall. Multiple stepwise linear regression indicates that the migration rate is most strongly correlated with flow duration and total precipitation and is poorly correlated with peak flow depth or time-integrated flow depth. The studied channel heads migrated upslope with a self-similar morphologic form under a wide range of hydrological conditions, and the most powerful flash floods were not always responsible for the largest changes in landscape form in this environment. 

  2. Adaptive Optics: Arroyo Simulation Tool and Deformable Mirror Actuation Using Golay Cells

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    Lint, Adam S.

    2005-01-01

    The Arroyo C++ libraries, written by Caltech post-doc student Matthew Britton, have the ability to simulate optical systems and atmospheric signal interference. This program was chosen for use in an end-to-end simulation model of a laser communication system because it is freely distributed and has the ability to be controlled by a remote system or "smart agent." Proposed operation of this program by a smart agent has been demonstrated, and the results show it to be a suitable simulation tool. Deformable mirrors, as a part of modern adaptive optics systems, may contain thousands of tiny, independently controlled actuators used to modify the shape of the mirror. Each actuator is connected to two wires, creating a cumbersome and expensive device. Recently, an alternative actuation method that uses gas-filled tubes known as Golay cells has been explored. Golay cells, operated by infrared lasers instead of electricity, would replace the actuator system thereby creating a more compact deformable mirror. The operation of Golay cells and their ability to move a deformable mirror in excess of the required 20 microns has been demonstrated. Experimentation has shown them to be extremely sensitive to pressure and temperature, making them ideal for use in a controlled environment.

  3. 76 FR 43719 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    ... Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human remains were removed from near Laguna, Cibola County, NM. This... removed from Maxson site number 121, a rock fall near Laguna, Cibola County, NM, by Asa Maxson,...

  4. Measured and Inferred Bedrock Faults in the Boulder-Weld Coal Field (frifaultu)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This file is a digital line representation of measured and inferred bedrock faults in the Boulder-Weld coal field, Denver Basin, Colorado. This file was created as...

  5. Shallow Geophysical Exploration of the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory

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    Befus, K. M.; Kelsay, T.; Sheehan, A. F.; Leopold, M.

    2009-12-01

    We use minimally invasive shallow geophysical techniques to image the structure of the critical zone from surface to bedrock (0-20 m) throughout three catchments within the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (BcCZO). Shallow seismic refraction (SSR), electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) provide three complementary methods for determining the physical characteristics of the shallow subsurface. A total of 10 km of SSR surveys were collected in Summer 2009 using a hammer source and 24-channel seismograph. The SSR data were modeled using both the time-term method and travel-time tomography. Results of the SSR surveys provide a pseudo-3D network of critical zone compressional wave velocity (Vp) structure within each catchment. Select SSR lines follow each of the ERT and GPR lines investigated providing an essential supplement for interpretation and view of layering within the critical zone. The evolution of each catchment within the BcCZO contain signals of both erosion and weathering dependent upon the large-scale geomorphic processes down to the microbial weathering of mineral grains. The geophysical approach describes the arena for the small-scale processes while also providing a quantitative description of the critical zone structure at an instant in time. We use these tools to establish a three-dimensional model of critical zone architecture within three catchments with significantly different recent and continuing geomorphic forcings: fluvial rejuvenation, long-term quiescent erosion and glaciation. We find bedrock Vp greater than 2500 m/s, regolith Vp generally less than 450 m/s and various gradients of weathered bedrock ranging from Vp of 700-2000 m/s if present. Significant topography and irregular bedrock surfaces contribute additional complexity to the critical zone architecture in each location. Once developed this model will guide investigations of critical zone processes from landscape to hydrologic modeling and

  6. Fifty Years of Space Weather Forecasting from Boulder

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    Berger, T. E.

    2015-12-01

    The first official space weather forecast was issued by the Space Disturbances Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, in 1965, ushering in an era of operational prediction that continues to this day. Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) charters the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) as one of the nine National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) to provide the nation's official watches, warnings, and alerts of space weather phenomena. SWPC is now integral to national and international efforts to predict space weather events, from the common and mild, to the rare and extreme, that can impact critical technological infrastructure. In 2012, the Strategic National Risk Assessment included extreme space weather events as low-to-medium probability phenomena that could, unlike any other meteorogical phenomena, have an impact on the government's ability to function. Recognizing this, the White House chartered the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to produce the first comprehensive national strategy for the prediction, mitigation, and response to an extreme space weather event. The implementation of the National Strategy is ongoing with NOAA, its partners, and stakeholders concentrating on the goal of improving our ability to observe, model, and predict the onset and severity of space weather events. In addition, work continues with the research community to improve our understanding of the physical mechanisms - on the Sun, in the heliosphere, and in the Earth's magnetic field and upper atmosphere - of space weather as well as the effects on critical infrastructure such as electrical power transmission systems. In fifty years, people will hopefully look back at the history of operational space weather prediction and credit our efforts today with solidifying the necessary developments in observational systems, full-physics models of the entire Sun-Earth system, and tools for predicting the impacts to infrastructure to protect

  7. Boulders shifted during Supertyphoon Haiyan (7-9 Nov 2013) - Observations from Eastern Samar (Philippines)

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    Engel, Max; May, S. Matthias; Brill, Dominik; Cuadra, Camille; Lagmay, A. Mahar F.; Santiago, Joy; Suarez, J. Kenneth; Hoffmeister, Dirk; Brückner, Helmut

    2016-04-01

    Boulder fields record maximum magnitudes of coastal flooding during strong storms or tsunamis. Such a maximum magnitude tropical cyclone - Supertyphoon Haiyan - made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013. During this typhoon, longshore transport of blocks of up to 180 t and upslope transport of boulders weighing up to 23.5 t to elevations of 10 m above mean lower low water level was documented in a combined analysis of bi-temporal satellite images and field survey at Hernani, Eastern Samar. Boulders were mapped and their volumes were derived from 3D models based on DGPS and structure-from-motion. Initiation-of-motion approaches show that boulders were shifted by flow velocities of 8.9-9.6 m/s, which significantly exceeds depth-averaged flow velocities given by a local coupled hydrodynamic and wave model (Delft3D) of the typhoon with a maximum <1.5 m/s. These results, in combination with recently published phase-resolving wave models and survivor videos from Hernani, support the hypothesis that infragravity waves induced by the typhoon, which are not resolved in phase-averaged storm surge models, were responsible for the exceptional high-velocity flooding in Eastern Samar. Our findings show that tsunamis and hydrodynamic conditions induced by storms may shift boulders of similar size and, therefore, demand a careful re-evaluation of storm-related transport where it, based on the boulder's sheer size, has previously been excluded.

  8. Co-precipitation/Adsorption of Boron for Treatment of Produced Water at the Arroyo Grande Oil Field, California

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    Wörlén, Cecilia

    2008-01-01

    The goal of this Master’s thesis project is to develop a method for boron precipitation inproduced waters from the Arroyo Grande oil field outside San Luis Obispo in centralCalifornia. The current oil recovery is a closed system that pumps up to 1,500 barrelsoil/day. A new system is proposed to increase oil production three times andsimultaneously dewater half of the water in the oil formation during the time span of tenyears, which amounts to 55,000 barrels/day. The water will be treated and...

  9. Mercury dispersal to arroyo and coastal sediments from abandoned copper mine operations, el Boléo, Baja California.

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    Kot, Fyodor; Shumilin, Evgueni; Rodríguez-Figueroa, Griselda Margarita; Mirlean, Nicolai

    2009-01-01

    Evidence for mercury dispersal in an arid coastal region of central Baja California (Mexico) suggests that abandoned copper mining operations are a noticeable source of mercury in the environment. There is a generally elevated level of mercury in alluvium of arroyos throughout the mining district (0.14-0.18 mg kg(-1)). In the first several dozen meters surrounding two of the biggest mines, mercury levels range from 0.26 to 3.16 mg kg(-1), forming a halo of anomalously high concentrations. The coastal marine sediments, particularly those close to the copper smelter in the town of Santa Rosalía, also display some mercury enrichment. PMID:18800200

  10. Mercury dispersal to arroyo and coastal sediments from abandoned copper mine operations, El Boléo, Baja California

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    Kot, Fydor; Shumilin, Evgueni; Rodríguez Figueroa, Griselda Margarita; Mirlean, Nicolai

    2009-01-01

    Evidence for mercury dispersal in an arid coastal region of central Baja California (Mexico) suggests that abandoned copper mining operations are a noticeable source of mercury in the environment. There is a generally elevated level of mercury in alluvium of arroyos throughout the mining district (0.14–0.18 mg kg-1). In the first several dozen meters surrounding two of the biggest mines, mercury levels range from 0.26 to 3.16 mg kg-1, forming a halo of anomalously high concentrations. The coa...

  11. Densidad del Mono aullador Alouatta seniculus (Linnaeus, 1766) Mammalia: primates en el arroyo coloso, Departamento de Sucre, Colombia

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    Fajardo Patiño Alirio; De la Ossa Velasquez Jaime L.

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    Nueve manadas de Alouatta seniculus, fueron estudiadas a lo largo de tres meses y medio, entre Mayo y Agosto de 1983. Se tomaron en cuenta aspectos relativos al estado y densidad poblacional en el Arroyo Colosó, Departamento de Sucre. Se establece una relación de los datos obtenidos y procesados en este trabajo con los suministrados por otros autores en estudios similares con la misma especie y en diferentes lugares.Nine troops of Alouatta seniculus, were studied for a period of three and hal...

  12. Boulder accumulations related to extreme wave events on the eastern coast of Malta

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    Biolchi, S.; Furlani, S.; Antonioli, F.; Baldassini, N.; Causon Deguara, J.; Devoto, S.; Di Stefano, A.; Evans, J.; Gambin, T.; Gauci, R.; Mastronuzzi, G.; Monaco, C.; Scicchitano, G.

    2015-10-01

    The accumulation of large boulders related to waves generated either by tsunamis or extreme storm events has been observed in different areas of the Mediterranean Sea. Along the NE and E low-lying rocky coasts of Malta tens of large boulder deposits have been surveyed, measured and mapped. These boulders have been detached and moved from the seafloor and lowest parts of the coast by the action of sea waves. In the Sicily-Malta channel, heavy storms are common and originate from the NE and NW winds. Conversely, few severe earthquakes and tsunamis are recorded in historical documents to have hit the Maltese archipelago, originated by seismicity activity related mainly to the Malta Escarpment, the Sicily Channel Rift Zone and the Hellenic Arc. We present a multi-disciplinary study, which aims to define the characteristics of the boulder accumulations along the eastern coast of Malta, in order to assess the coastal geo-hazard implications triggered by the sheer ability of extreme waves to detach and move large rocky blocks inland. The wave heights required to transport coastal boulders were calculated using various hydrodynamic equations. Particular attention was devoted to the quantification of the input parameters required in the workings of these equations. The axis sizes of blocks were measured with 3-D digital photogrammetric techniques and their densities were obtained throughout the use of a N-type Schmidt Hammer. Moreover, AMS ages were obtained from selected marine organisms encrusted on some of the boulders in various coastal sites. The combination of the results obtained by hydrodynamic equations and the radiocarbon dating suggests that the majority of the boulders has been detached and moved by intense storm waves. Nonetheless, it is possible that some of them may have been transported by tsunami.

  13. Tsunami-induced boulder transport - combining physical experiments and numerical modelling

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    Oetjen, Jan; Engel, Max; May, Simon Matthias; Schüttrumpf, Holger; Brueckner, Helmut; Prasad Pudasaini, Shiva

    2016-04-01

    Coasts are crucial areas for living, economy, recreation, transportation, and various sectors of industry. Many of them are exposed to high-energy wave events. With regard to the ongoing population growth in low-elevation coastal areas, the urgent need for developing suitable management measures, especially for hazards like tsunamis, becomes obvious. These measures require supporting tools which allow an exact estimation of impact parameters like inundation height, inundation area, and wave energy. Focussing on tsunamis, geological archives can provide essential information on frequency and magnitude on a longer time scale in order to support coastal hazard management. While fine-grained deposits may quickly be altered after deposition, multi-ton coarse clasts (boulders) may represent an information source on past tsunami events with a much higher preservation potential. Applying numerical hydrodynamic coupled boulder transport models (BTM) is a commonly used approach to analyse characteristics (e.g. wave height, flow velocity) of the corresponding tsunami. Correct computations of tsunamis and the induced boulder transport can provide essential event-specific information, including wave heights, runup and direction. Although several valuable numerical models for tsunami-induced boulder transport exist (e. g. Goto et al., 2007; Imamura et al., 2008), some important basic aspects of both tsunami hydrodynamics and corresponding boulder transport have not yet been entirely understood. Therefore, our project aims at these questions in four crucial aspects of boulder transport by a tsunami: (i) influence of sediment load, (ii) influence of complex boulder shapes other than idealized rectangular shapes, (iii) momentum transfers between multiple boulders, and (iv) influence of non-uniform bathymetries and topographies both on tsunami and boulder. The investigation of these aspects in physical experiments and the correct implementation of an advanced model is an urgent need

  14. The thermal emission from boulders on (25143) Itokawa and general implications for the YORP effect

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    Ševeček, P; Čapek, D; Ďurech, J

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    Infrared radiation emitted from an asteroid surface causes a torque that can significantly affect rotational state of the asteroid. The influence of small topographic features on this phenomenon, called the YORP effect, seems to be of utmost importance. In this work, we show that a lateral heat diffusion in boulders of suitable sizes leads to an emergence of a local YORP effect which magnitude is comparable to the YORP effect due to the global shape. We solve a three-dimensional heat diffusion equation in a boulder and its surroundings by the finite element method, using the FreeFem++ code. The contribution to the total torque is inferred from the computed temperature distribution. Our general approach allows us to compute the torque induced by a realistic irregular boulder. For an idealized boulder, our result is consistent with an existing one-dimensional model. We also estimated (and extrapolated) a size distribution of boulders on (25143) Itokawa from close-up images of its surface. We realized that topog...

  15. Prediction of blast boulders in open pit mines via multiple regression and artificial neural networks

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    Ghiasi Majid; Askarnejad Nematollah; Dindarloo Saeid R.; Shamsoddini Hamed

    2016-01-01

    The most important objective of blasting in open pit mines is rock fragmentation. Prediction of produced boulders (oversized crushed rocks) is a key parameter in designing blast patterns. In this study, the amount of boulder produced in blasting operations of Golegohar iron ore open pit mine, Iran was pre-dicted via multiple regression method and artificial neural networks. Results of 33 blasts in the mine were collected for modeling. Input variables were: joints spacing, density and uniaxial compressive strength of the intact rock, burden, spacing, stemming, bench height to burden ratio, and specific charge. The dependent variable was ratio of boulder volume to pattern volume. Both techniques were successful in predicting the ratio. In this study, the multiple regression method was superior with coefficient of determination and root mean squared error values of 0.89 and 0.19, respectively.

  16. "War on Terror" Is a Curative: Recontextualization and Political Myth-Making in Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's 2002-2004 State of the Nation Addresses

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    Navera, Gene Segarra

    2011-01-01

    The article examines the State of the Nation addresses (SONA) delivered by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2010) from 2002-2004, during which time she actively invoked the need to engage in the U.S. government-led "global war on terror." It specifically investigates how these presidential speeches recontextualized the war on…

  17. Fluctuations in late Neoproterozoic atmospheric oxidation — Cr isotope chemostratigraphy and iron speciation of the late Ediacaran lower Arroyo del Soldado Group (Uruguay)

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    Frei, Robert; Gaucher, Claudio; Stolper, Daniel;

    2013-01-01

    .0‰) in iron-rich cherts and banded iron formation horizons within the Arroyo del Soldado Group (Ediacaran; Uruguay) that can be explained by rapid, effective oxidation of Fe(II)-rich surface waters. These fluctuations are correlated with variations in ratios of highly reactive iron (FeHR) to total iron (Fetot...

  18. Recent formation of arroyos in the Little Missouri Badlands of southwestern North Dakota

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    Gonzalez, M.A.

    2001-01-01

    In the Little Missouri Badlands of southwestern North Dakota, the channels of ephemeral streams are incised 2 to 10 m or more into mid-to-late Holocene alluvium. The objectives of this study were to determine the timing and cause(s) of the most recent episodes of fluvial incision and to develop a process-response model that illustrates the formation and evolution of arroyos in this region. The purpose was to distinguish natural from anthropogenic changes to the landscape and to discriminate allogenic from autogenic causes of incision, thereby gaining a greater sense of how steep, relatively small, ephemeral streams evolve. Dendrochronologic and dendrogeomorphic analyses of riparian cottonwoods provide an inexpensive, high-resolution dating method to constrain the time of incision, thereby permitting determination of the cause(s) of incision by evaluating environmental conditions prior to and at the onset of fluvial incision. An examination of seven small (10 to 100 km2) drainage basins indicated ephemeral streams have undergone a four-stage cycle of change within the past 200 years, comprising(i) an initial period of relative geomorphic stability with pedogenesis on the flood plain and low rates of lateral channel migration, (ii) a period of channel incision with subsequent widening of the flood plain through lateral corrasion along middle and upstream reaches, (iii) a concomitant period of aggradation along downstream reaches and, finally, (iv) a period of downstream incision. Dendrochronologic data and dendrogeomorphic relations indicate there have been three distinct periods of fluvial incision in the past 200 years. The first period of incision began in the 1860s and 1870s prior to the onset of European settlement and intensive grazing by domesticated cattle in the area. This period of incision occurred along the middle reaches of all seven of the streams examined and coincided with a severe, protracted drought, suggesting an allogenic cause. The second period

  19. Boulder accumulations related to extreme wave events on the eastern coast of Malta

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    Biolchi, Sara; Furlani, Stefano; Antonioli, Fabrizio; Baldassini, Niccoló; Causon Deguara, Joanna; Devoto, Stefano; Di Stefano, Agata; Evans, Julian; Gambin, Timothy; Gauci, Ritienne; Mastronuzzi, Giuseppe; Monaco, Carmelo; Scicchitano, Giovanni

    2016-03-01

    The accumulation of large boulders related to waves generated by either tsunamis or extreme storm events have been observed in different areas of the Mediterranean Sea. Along the eastern low-lying rocky coasts of Malta, five sites with large boulder deposits have been investigated, measured and mapped. These boulders have been detached and moved from the nearshore and the lowest parts of the coast by sea wave action. In the Sicily-Malta channel, heavy storms are common and originate from the NE and NW winds. Conversely, few tsunamis have been recorded in historical documents to have reached the Maltese archipelago. We present a multi-disciplinary study, which aims to define the characteristics of these boulder accumulations, in order to assess the coastal geo-hazard implications triggered by the sheer ability of extreme waves to detach and move large rocky blocks inland. The wave heights required to transport 77 coastal boulders were calculated using various hydrodynamic equations. Particular attention was given to the quantification of the input parameters required in the workings of these equations, such as size, density and distance from the coast. In addition, accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) 14C ages were determined from selected samples of marine organisms encrusted on some of the coastal boulders. The combination of the results obtained both by the hydrodynamic equations, which provided values comparable with those observed and measured during the storms, and radiocarbon dating suggests that the majority of the boulders have been detached and moved by intense storm waves. These boulders testify to the existence of a real hazard for the coasts of Malta, i.e. that of very high storm waves, which, during exceptional storms, are able to detach large blocks of volumes exceeding 10 m3 from the coastal edge and the nearshore bottom, and also to transport them inland. Nevertheless, the occurrence of one or more tsunami events cannot be ruled out, since

  20. Evaluation of Boulder, CO,SmartRegs Ordinance and Better Buildings Program

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    Arena, L. [Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States); Vijayakumar, G. [Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States)

    2012-04-01

    Under the SmartRegs ordinance in the city of Boulder, Colorado, all rental properties in the city must achieve an energy efficiency level comparable to a HERS Index of approximately 120 points or lower by the year 2019. The City of Boulder received a $12 million grant from the DOE’s Better Buildings initiative to create and incentivize their EnergySmart Program. In this report, the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) describes its work with the program, including energy audits of rental properties, developing training programs for insulators and inspectors, and conducting interviews with property owners.

  1. Evaluation of Boulder, CO, SmartRegs Ordinance and Better Buildings Program

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    Arena, L.; Vijayakumar, G.

    2012-04-01

    Under the SmartRegs ordinance in the city of Boulder, Colorado, all rental properties in the city must achieve an energy efficiency level comparable to a HERS Index of approximately 120 points or lower by the year 2019. The City of Boulder received a $12 million grant from the DOE's Better Buildings initiative to create and incentivize their EnergySmart Program. In this report, the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) describes its work with the program, including energy audits of rental properties, developing training programs for insulators and inspectors, and conducting interviews with property owners.

  2. Discrete Element Method Simulation of a Boulder Extraction From an Asteroid

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    Kulchitsky, Anton K.; Johnson, Jerome B.; Reeves, David M.; Wilkinson, Allen

    2014-01-01

    The force required to pull 7t and 40t polyhedral boulders from the surface of an asteroid is simulated using the discrete element method considering the effects of microgravity, regolith cohesion and boulder acceleration. The connection between particle surface energy and regolith cohesion is estimated by simulating a cohesion sample tearing test. An optimal constant acceleration is found where the peak net force from inertia and cohesion is a minimum. Peak pulling forces can be further reduced by using linear and quadratic acceleration functions with up to a 40% reduction in force for quadratic acceleration.

  3. Paleo-tsunami and storm records inferred from coastal boulders along the Ryukyu Islands, Japan

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    Goto, K.; Miyagi, K.; Imamura, F.

    2012-12-01

    After the 11 March 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami (Mw=9.0) at off the coast of Tohoku district of Japan, re-evaluation of the occurrence of large earthquake and tsunami along the subduction zone is one of the major issues in Japan. Along the Ryukyu trench, there are no known thrust type earthquakes of magnitude greater than 8.0 in the last 300 years [Ando et al., 2009, 2012], although there is one possible exception: the AD1771 event at the southern Ryukyu Islands which is characterized by the ~30 m run-up heights. Hence, the occurrence of tsunamigenic large earthquake along the Ryukyu trench in the past and future is controversial. The lack of thousands of years geological record of past earthquake and tsunami such as the sandy tsunami deposits along the Ryukyu trench has made the discussion more difficult, because there are very few suitable places to study such deposits. On the other hand, numerous coastal boulders are reported on the fringing reefs of each island [e.g. Goto et al., 2010]. They are mostly composed of the coralline and reef rocks and are regarded as useful markers of the past large tsunamis and storm events. In fact, some of them are fossil Porites sp. and hence 14C dating is possible for determining the depositional age [e.g. Araoka et al., 2010]. Moreover, boulders of tsunami and storm wave origins at Ryukyu Islands can be differentiated because difference of the wave lengths of tsunami and storm wave are affected the clast size and spatial distributions of boulders on the wide fringing reef (~1500 m) [e.g. Goto et al., 2010]. Therefore, presence or absence of tsunami boulders at each island may provide useful information of occurrence of past large tsunamis and the causative earthquakes along the Ryukyu Trench. In this study, we show the clast size and spatial distributions of more than 2,500 boulders at 11 islands along the Ryukyu trench. Based on the geological study and hydrodynamic analyses, boulders on the reefs at the Sakishima

  4. 78 FR 20168 - Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Boulder Municipal Airport...

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    ... Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, CO AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request to release airport property. SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public...

  5. El volcanismo del complejo Marifil en Arroyo Verde, vertiente suroriental del Macizo de Somún Cura, Chubut The volcanism of the Marifil Complex in Arroyo Verde, Southeastern slope of the Somun Cura Massif, Chubut

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    Marcelo J Márquez

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    Full Text Available Se describen en este trabajo las facies volcánicas pertenecientes al Complejo Marifil que afloran en la localidad de Arroyo Verde, vertiente suroriental del macizo de Somún Cura, provincia del Chubut. Se discriminan facies de ignimbritas riolíticas, brechas piroclásticas, domos y domos vítreos traquíticos y diques riolíticos. Las relaciones de campo indican que las ignimbritas fueron el primer evento eruptivo que se alternaron con esporádicas coladas de bloques y cenizas. Luego se produjo la intrusión de las facies dómicas y por último la de los diques riolíticos. Las facies descriptas tienen composiciones que varían entre riolitas y traquitas con altos contenidos de K, característicos de las rocas pertenecientes a este complejo. Teniendo en cuenta las características observadas se propone un mecanismo fisural de erupción en esta localidad.Marifil Complex volcanic facies that crop out in the locality of Arroyo Verde, SE slope of Macizo de Somún Cura, are described here. Rhyolitic ignimbrite facies, pyroclastic breccias, traquitic domes and vitreous domes, and rhyolitic dikes are distinguished. Field relationships point out the ignimbrites as the first effusive event. Some sporadically block and ash flows are intercalated within the ignimbrites. These deposits were intruded by domes; the latest event is represented by the intrusion of the rhyolitic dykes. Chemical composition of these rocks varies between high K rhyolites and traquites, which correspond to typical characteristics of the Marifil Complex rocks. The observations allow proposing a fissural mechanism of eruption for these facies in this locality.

  6. 75 FR 42771 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO AGENCY... of human remains and associated funerary objects in the control of the University of Colorado Museum.... 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum,...

  7. 75 FR 52015 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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  8. 76 FR 62833 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The University of Colorado Museum has completed... contact the University of Colorado Museum. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary...

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  10. 75 FR 26988 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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    ..., as described in the Federal Register (71 FR 53470-53473, September 11, 2006). Also during that time... excavated from private land at the edge of Yellow Jacket Canyon, as described in the Federal Register (72 FR... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO...

  11. 75 FR 52019 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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  12. 76 FR 14063 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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  14. 76 FR 43713 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO

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  16. A story about estimation of a random field of boulders from incomplete seismic measurements

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    2005-01-01

    deposits along the tunnel line. By use of this important distribution information and of the observed homogeneity of the seismic point source field together with the physical properties of diffraction it became possible to make the wanted prediction. During the excavation the found boulders were counted...

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    ..., 1987. On December 28, 1984, Western published the 1984 Conformed Criteria (49 FR 50582) to implement... Federal Register (49 FR 50582) on December 28, 1984. These 2012 Conformed Criteria establish general... Area Power Administration Conformed Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for the Boulder...

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    ... proposed transmitter site was unavailable due to its location in a national forest. See 71 FR 29886 (May 24..., Report and Order, 71 FR 76208 (December 20, 2006). The CDBS will reflect Channel 229C at Mount Pleasant... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 FM Table of Allotments, Boulder Town, Levan, Mount Pleasant, and Richfield,...

  19. Size-frequency distribution of boulders ≥7 m on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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    Pajola, Maurizio; Vincent, Jean-Baptiste; Güttler, Carsten; Lee, Jui-Chi; Bertini, Ivano; Massironi, Matteo; Simioni, Emanuele; Marzari, Francesco; Giacomini, Lorenza; Lucchetti, Alice; Barbieri, Cesare; Cremonese, Gabriele; Naletto, Giampiero; Pommerol, Antoine; El-Maarry, Mohamed R.; Besse, Sébastien; Küppers, Michael; La Forgia, Fiorangela; Lazzarin, Monica; Thomas, Nicholas; Auger, Anne-Thérèse; Sierks, Holger; Lamy, Philippe; Rodrigo, Rafael; Koschny, Detlef; Rickman, Hans; Keller, Horst U.; Agarwal, Jessica; A'Hearn, Michael F.; Barucci, Maria A.; Bertaux, Jean-Loup; Da Deppo, Vania; Davidsson, Björn; De Cecco, Mariolino; Debei, Stefano; Ferri, Francesca; Fornasier, Sonia; Fulle, Marco; Groussin, Olivier; Gutierrez, Pedro J.; Hviid, Stubbe F.; Ip, Wing-Huen; Jorda, Laurent; Knollenberg, Jörg; Kramm, J.-Rainer; Kürt, Ekkehard; Lara, Luisa M.; Lin, Zhong-Yi; Lopez Moreno, Jose J.; Magrin, Sara; Marchi, Simone; Michalik, Harald; Moissl, Richard; Mottola, Stefano; Oklay, Nilda; Preusker, Frank; Scholten, Frank; Tubiana, Cecilia

    2015-11-01

    Aims: We derive for the first time the size-frequency distribution of boulders on a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P), computed from the images taken by the Rosetta/OSIRIS imaging system. We highlight the possible physical processes that lead to these boulder size distributions. Methods: We used images acquired by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera, NAC, on 5 and 6 August 2014. The scale of these images (2.44-2.03 m/px) is such that boulders ≥7 m can be identified and manually extracted from the datasets with the software ArcGIS. We derived both global and localized size-frequency distributions. The three-pixel sampling detection, coupled with the favorable shadowing of the surface (observation phase angle ranging from 48° to 53°), enables unequivocally detecting boulders scattered all over the illuminated side of 67P. Results: We identify 3546 boulders larger than 7 m on the imaged surface (36.4 km2), with a global number density of nearly 100/km2 and a cumulative size-frequency distribution represented by a power-law with index of -3.6 +0.2/-0.3. The two lobes of 67P appear to have slightly different distributions, with an index of -3.5 +0.2/-0.3 for the main lobe (body) and -4.0 +0.3/-0.2 for the small lobe (head). The steeper distribution of the small lobe might be due to a more pervasive fracturing. The difference of the distribution for the connecting region (neck) is much more significant, with an index value of -2.2 +0.2/-0.2. We propose that the boulder field located in the neck area is the result of blocks falling from the contiguous Hathor cliff. The lower slope of the size-frequency distribution we see today in the neck area might be due to the concurrent processes acting on the smallest boulders, such as i) disintegration or fragmentation and vanishing through sublimation; ii) uplifting by gas drag and consequent redistribution; and iii) burial beneath a debris blanket. We also derived the cumulative size-frequency distribution per km2 of

  20. Aswan site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: Morphology, boulder evolution, and spectrophotometry

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    Pajola, Maurizio; Oklay, Nilda; La Forgia, Fiorangela; Giacomini, Lorenza; Massironi, Matteo; Bertini, Ivano; El-Maarry, M. R.; Marzari, Francesco; Preusker, Frank; Scholten, Frank; Höfner, Sebastian; Lee, Jui-Chi; Vincent, Jean-Baptiste; Groussin, Olivier; Naletto, Giampiero; Lazzarin, Monica; Barbieri, Cesare; Sierks, Holger; Lamy, Philippe; Rodrigo, Rafael; Koschny, Detlef; Rickman, Hans; Keller, Horst U.; Agarwal, Jessica; A'Hearn, Michael F.; Barucci, Maria A.; Bertaux, Jean-Loup; Cremonese, Gabriele; Da Deppo, Vania; Davidsson, Björn; De Cecco, Mariolino; Debei, Stefano; Ferri, Francesca; Fornasier, Sonia; Fulle, Marco; Güttler, Carsten; Gutierrez, Pedro J.; Hviid, Stubbe F.; Ip, Wing-Huen; Jorda, Laurent; Knollenberg, Jörg; Kramm, J.-Rainer; Küppers, Michael; Kürt, Ekkehard; Lara, Luisa M.; Lin, Zhong-Yi; Lopez Moreno, Jose J.; Magrin, Sara; Michalik, Harald; Mottola, Stefano; Thomas, Nicholas; Tubiana, Cecilia

    2016-07-01

    Aims: We provide a detailed morphological analysis of the Aswan site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P). We derive the size-frequency distribution of boulders ≥2 m and correlate this distribution with the gravitational slopes for the first time on a comet. We perform the spectral analysis of this region to understand if possible surface variegation is related to thedifferent surface textures observable on the different units. Methods: We used two OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) image data sets acquired on September 19 and 22, 2014, with a scale of 0.5 m/px. Gravitational slopes derived from the 3D shape model of 67P were used to identify and interpret the different units of the site. By means of the high-resolution NAC data sets, boulders ≥2.0 m can be unambiguously identified and extracted using the software ArcGIS. Coregistered and photometrically corrected color cubes were used to perform the spectral analyses, and we retrieved the spectral properties of the Aswan units. Results: The high-resolution morphological map of the Aswan site (0.68 km2) shows that this site is characterized by four different units: fine-particle deposits located on layered terrains, gravitational accumulation deposits, taluses, and the outcropping layered terrain. Multiple lineaments are identified on the Aswan cliff, such as fractures, exposed layered outcrops, niches, and terraces. Close to the terrace margin, several arched features observed in plan view suggest that the margin progressively retreats as a result of erosion. The size-frequency of boulders ≥2 m in the entire study area has a power-law index of -3.9 +0.2/-0.3 (1499 boulders ≥2 m/km2), suggesting that the Aswan site is mainly dominated by gravitational events triggered by sublimation and/or thermal insolation weathering causing regressive erosion. The boulder size-frequency distribution versus gravitational slopes indicates that when higher gravitational slope terrains are considered, only boulders ≤10 m

  1. Arroyo Limay chico: un ejemplo de captura fluvial en la cuenca superior del Río Limay (SE de Neuquén

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    Emilio F. González Díaz

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describe un proceso de captura fluvial, por erosión retrocedente, del arroyo Limay Chico -afluente del río Limay- sobre el sector austral de las cabeceras de la cuenca de drenaje del arroyo Alicurá, tributaria a su vez del río Collón Cura. Se interpreta que la causal del fenómeno estuvo relacionada con las nuevas condiciones climáticas postglaciarias (más húmedas y la contemporánea profundización del troncal río Limay, morfológicamente expresada por modernas terrazas de erosión inferiores, las que fueran reconocidas en la zona de afluencia del arroyo Limay Chico, con anterioridad al llenado del embalse de Alicurá. Además, la captura fluvial y el consecuente desvío de los caudales de un tramo de las nacientes del arroyo Alicurá hacia la cuenca del Limay Chico, mostró condiciones o factores previos coadyuvantes: 1 la disposición topográfica inferior de la cuenca de éste último con respecto a la de Alicurá; 2 la mayor pendiente y la localización del valle del arroyo Limay Chico a lo largo de una zona de debilidad estructural y litológica representada por la falla Limay Chico, asistió la dinámica de la erosión fluvial retrógrada; 3 la disposición transversal de las cabeceras de la cuenca del arroyo Alicurá. Se han reconocido abras de viento e interpretado dos probables codos de captura. El consiguiente aumento de la descarga del arroyo Limay Chico, promovió en su cuenca un fenómeno local de rejuvenecimiento estático. También se acepta una estrecha relación entre el cambio climático postglaciario y la ocurrencia de los múltiples deslizamientos rotacionales observados a lo largo de la abrupta escarpa de falla generada por la falla Limay Chico, presumiéndose que la activa y coetánea erosión lateral del arroyo Limay Chico, contribuyó al proceso gravitacional. Estos deslizamientos, que se caracterizan por la coalescencia lateral de sus muescas de desprendimiento, han generado el distintivo e irregular paisaje

  2. Densidad del Mono aullador Alouatta seniculus (Linnaeus, 1766 Mammalia: primates en el arroyo coloso, Departamento de Sucre, Colombia

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    Fajardo Patiño Alirio

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    Full Text Available Nueve manadas de Alouatta seniculus, fueron estudiadas a lo largo de tres meses y medio, entre Mayo y Agosto de 1983. Se tomaron en cuenta aspectos relativos al estado y densidad poblacional en el Arroyo Colosó, Departamento de Sucre. Se establece una relación de los datos obtenidos y procesados en este trabajo con los suministrados por otros autores en estudios similares con la misma especie y en diferentes lugares.Nine troops of Alouatta seniculus, were studied for a period of three and half months betwen May and August of 1983. Relevant facts of the condition and population density in the Colosó stream, located in Sucre Deparment, were taken. A relation is stablished among the facts obtained and processed in this investigation with facts provided by another authors in similar studies with the same specie in different locations.

  3. Herpetofauna de la Reserva Paleontológica del Arroyo Toropí, Bella Vista, Corrientes, Argentina

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    María del Rosario Ingaramo

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    Full Text Available Los relevamientos de fauna silvestre son indispensables para conocer la riqueza de especies en lugares donde la diversidad biológica local aún se desconoce, o ha sido escasamente investigada. Con la finalidad de contribuir a la valorización de la naturaleza de la Reserva Paleontológica del Arroyo Toropí, y generar información útil para su aplicación en futuros planes de manejo, el presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo elaborar un inventario de las especies de anfibios y reptiles del Toropí, Bella Vista, (Corrientes, Argentina, y determinar los ambientes prioritarios para la conservación de la herpetofauna en este sitio. Para ello se realizaron 8 muestreos (2 por estación de diciembre de 2011 a noviembre de 2012. Se registraron en total 35 especies de herpetozoos distribuidas en 24 especies de anfibios y 11 de reptiles. Las lagunas temporarias y permanentes fueron los ambientes con mayor riqueza específica de anfibios, mientras que las barrancas y lomadas arenosas fueron los ambientes donde se registró la mayor cantidad de especies de reptiles. La riqueza específica de herpetofauna registrada para el Toropí, representa el 20% de la herpetofauna citada para la provincia de Corrientes. Las lagunas temporarias, permanentes, barrancas y lomadas arenosas serían los ambientes prioritarios para conservar debido a que fueron los ambientes en donde se registraron la mayor riqueza específica de anfibios y reptiles. Finalmente la información obtenida a partir de la realización de este estudio resulta una herramienta muy útil para ser usada por las administraciones públicas en futuros planes de manejo y conservación de la biodiversidad de la Reserva Paleontológica del Arroyo Toropí, (Corrientes, Argentina.

  4. What do Meteorite Falls Tell Us about the Strength of Asteroid Boulders

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    Britt, Daniel; Demasi, Michael; Kring, David

    2016-10-01

    One possible source of data on the strength of a boulder on an asteroid's surface is the meteorite collection and the observations of meteorite falls. Since highly fractured boulders should breakup in the atmosphere and arrive as meteorite showers, the relative ratio of boulders to showers can provide insight into boulder strength. Since about 85-95% of the mass of a meteoroid is lost during atmospheric entry, we have chosen to investigate only those falls with a final recovered mass of at least 10 kg. This corresponds to a minimum pre-atmospheric mass of 100-200 kg and roughly 25 centimeter minimum diameter. Using the Catalogue of Meteorites and the Meteoritical Bulletins we compiled a list of observed meteorite falls with a total recovered mass greater than or equal to 10 kg. We found a total of 269 meteorites that met these criteria, of which 263 entries reported or estimated the number of fragments associated with their falls. The overall percentage of observed showers was found to be around 34%. The ratio of "boulders" to showers was determined to be around 1.94:1. Comparing the percentage of showers within the meteorite types shows a trend in strength with irons (showers only 4.3%) very rarely exhibit reported showers, stony-irons (25%), ordinary chondrites (28.5%), achondrites (35.7%), and carbonaceous chondrites (70%) are dominantly showers.The meteorite fall data primarily sample the "boulder" population of meteoroids roughly 0.25 meters to a few meters in their pre-atmospheric diameter because of the 85-95% atmospheric loss. The relative rarity of showers seems to indicate that most meteoroids that survive to produce meteorites in this size range are fairly strong and coherent. Not surprisingly, irons and stony-irons are the strongest class which is consistent with the overwhelmingly high production of Earth's smallest impact craters by iron meteorites. Carbonaceous chondrites are by far the weakest and most fracture-prone meteorite class with 70% of the

  5. Spatial heterogeneity of temperature across alpine boulder fields in New South Wales, Australia: multilevel modelling of drivers of microhabitat climate.

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    Shi, Haijing; Paull, David; Rayburg, Scott

    2016-07-01

    Understanding the spatial heterogeneity of temperatures across a region is significant for identification and protection of potential microhabitats for species conservation. However, this task is proving difficult because multiple factors drive the temperatures of microhabitats and their effect differs at different scales. In the Australian alpine region, boulder field habitats have been identified as important refugia for a range of small mammals. Vegetation cover and elevation have been found to drive thermal buffering at the level of single sampling sites within boulder fields, whereas the aspect and inclination of slopes have been found to affect thermal buffering at the level of clusters of boulder fields. But how the rock structure (number of rock layers, rock size and cavity of boulders) influences microclimate of boulder fields remains an open question. We used a multilevel modelling approach to detect the factors driving microhabitat temperatures in different seasons at different spatial scales in an Australian alpine region. We found that significant temperature differences existed within and between clusters of boulder fields in different seasons. Besides elevation and vegetation cover, the number of rock layers and rock cavity size also exerts important influences on extreme temperatures at the site (i.e. single boulder field) scale. Topographical variables such as slope gradient and elevation influenced minimum temperatures at the boulder field cluster scale. Variations in boulder field temperatures were significant at fine scales, with variations in minimum temperatures exceeding those of maximum temperatures. We suggest that variations in slope gradient and elevation, interacting with vegetation cover, the number of rock layers and rock cavity size can lead to fine-grained thermal variability, which potentially provides refugia for species at microsites, even when regional climatic conditions become less suitable for their survival. PMID:26511483

  6. Spatial heterogeneity of temperature across alpine boulder fields in New South Wales, Australia: multilevel modelling of drivers of microhabitat climate

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    Shi, Haijing; Paull, David; Rayburg, Scott

    2016-07-01

    Understanding the spatial heterogeneity of temperatures across a region is significant for identification and protection of potential microhabitats for species conservation. However, this task is proving difficult because multiple factors drive the temperatures of microhabitats and their effect differs at different scales. In the Australian alpine region, boulder field habitats have been identified as important refugia for a range of small mammals. Vegetation cover and elevation have been found to drive thermal buffering at the level of single sampling sites within boulder fields, whereas the aspect and inclination of slopes have been found to affect thermal buffering at the level of clusters of boulder fields. But how the rock structure (number of rock layers, rock size and cavity of boulders) influences microclimate of boulder fields remains an open question. We used a multilevel modelling approach to detect the factors driving microhabitat temperatures in different seasons at different spatial scales in an Australian alpine region. We found that significant temperature differences existed within and between clusters of boulder fields in different seasons. Besides elevation and vegetation cover, the number of rock layers and rock cavity size also exerts important influences on extreme temperatures at the site (i.e. single boulder field) scale. Topographical variables such as slope gradient and elevation influenced minimum temperatures at the boulder field cluster scale. Variations in boulder field temperatures were significant at fine scales, with variations in minimum temperatures exceeding those of maximum temperatures. We suggest that variations in slope gradient and elevation, interacting with vegetation cover, the number of rock layers and rock cavity size can lead to fine-grained thermal variability, which potentially provides refugia for species at microsites, even when regional climatic conditions become less suitable for their survival.

  7. Distribución de tierras raras en soluciones y coloides de un sistema natural de aguas ácidas (Arroyo del Val, Zaragoza)

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    López Julián, P. L.; Zamora, A.; Mandado, J.; Gimeno, M. J.; Tena, J. M.; Auqué, L. F.

    1993-01-01

    Acidic waters of the «Arroyo del Val» stream are naturally generated by oxidation of sulfide minerals dispersed in the sedimentary materials of the drainage basin. Mixing of this acidic stream with neutral-alkaline tributaries yields spectacular iron and aluminium rich flocculants that precipitate at the confluences. Previous analysis of rare earth element (REE) concentrations of sorne 0.1 I-tm-filtered water samples and colloids are shown. The shale-normalized REE patte...

  8. Podnikatelská plán pro založení boulder centra

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    Herman, Jan

    2010-01-01

    Diplomová práce se zabývá sestavením podnikatelského záměru pro založení Boulder Centra v Brně. Jde o horolezeckou stěnu spojenou s možností posezení. Na základě ekonomických analýz je sestaven podnikatelský plán, který určuje šanci a podmínky realizace daného projektu. The Master Thesis deals with a business plan for setting up a Boulder Centre in Brno. The centre will comprise of a gym for rock climbing and a bar. The bussines plan is based on economic analyses and determines the conditi...

  9. The quantitative estimation of the vulnerability of brick and concrete wall impacted by an experimental boulder

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    Zhang, J.; Guo, Z. X.; Wang, D; Qian, H.

    2016-01-01

    There is little historic data about the vulnerability of damaged elements due to debris flow events in China. Therefore, it is difficult to quantitatively estimate the vulnerable elements suffered by debris flows. This paper is devoted to the research of the vulnerability of brick and concrete walls impacted by debris flows. An experimental boulder (an iron sphere) was applied to be the substitute of debris flow since it can produce similar shape impulse load on elements as ...

  10. Manual Hydraulic Boulder Removal Machine%手动液压巨石移除机

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    袁圆; 韩娜; 陈超

    2013-01-01

    在断电和没有大型工程机械的情况下,为了清除阻挡道路的巨石,利用液压缸推力大的原理,提出一种手动多自由度液压巨石移除机。该机器有多个自由度,利用其前后加长杆,方便推移距山体1~5m的巨石,该机器可广泛应用于地震等自然灾害的破障救援中。%In the cases of power failure and no large-scale construction machinery,a manual multi-DOF hydraulic boulder remov-al machine was envisioned to clear the boulders blocking road,applying the theory that hydraulic cylinder had a large thrust. Since the machine has more than one DOF,its front and rear extension rods can be used to remove boulders away from mountain 1~5 m. The machine can be widely used in barrier-breaking rescue in earthquakes and other natural disasters.

  11. First evidence of accumulation of mega boulders on the Mediterranean rocky coast of Provence (southern France

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    C. Vella

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available An accumulation of boulders was recently discovered along the rocky coast of the Gulf of Fos located in Provence, in an area exposed to a south-westerly wave regime. The coast around this locality forms the western extremity of the calcareous Nerthe range between Marseille and the Rhône Delta. Several mega blocks are scattered to a distance of 30 m behind the coast line. The largest block (33.5 tonnes has been transported about 39 m inland, up to about 2 m a.s.l. On the Mediterranean coast, the origin of such blocks is often attributed to tsunami-generated waves, but in the case examined here, although the origin is unclear, the differences in surface state between boulders indicates several events generated by south-westerly storms. Radiocarbon dating on several different shells collected from seven different boulders yields a wide dispersion of ages ranging from 4000 BP to the Modern Period. The differences in surface appearance, as well as the differences of fauna conservation and surface coloration, in some cases in a very fresh state, along with the dispersion of radiocarbon ages, suggest that historic storm events have affected these megablocks.

  12. First evidence of accumulation of mega boulders on the Mediterranean rocky coast of Provence (southern France)

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    Vella, C.; Demory, F.; Canut, V.; Dussouillez, P.; Fleury, T. J.

    2011-03-01

    An accumulation of boulders was recently discovered along the rocky coast of the Gulf of Fos located in Provence, in an area exposed to a south-westerly wave regime. The coast around this locality forms the western extremity of the calcareous Nerthe range between Marseille and the Rhône Delta. Several mega blocks are scattered to a distance of 30 m behind the coast line. The largest block (33.5 tonnes) has been transported about 39 m inland, up to about 2 m a.s.l. On the Mediterranean coast, the origin of such blocks is often attributed to tsunami-generated waves, but in the case examined here, although the origin is unclear, the differences in surface state between boulders indicates several events generated by south-westerly storms. Radiocarbon dating on several different shells collected from seven different boulders yields a wide dispersion of ages ranging from 4000 BP to the Modern Period. The differences in surface appearance, as well as the differences of fauna conservation and surface coloration, in some cases in a very fresh state, along with the dispersion of radiocarbon ages, suggest that historic storm events have affected these megablocks.

  13. Extent of Abandoned Underground Coal Mines and Surface Mines in the Boulder-Weld Coal Field (friminedu)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This file is a digital polygon representation of the areal extent of abandoned underground coal mines and surface mines in the Boulder-Weld coal field, Denver...

  14. Assessing the Impacts of Climate and Land Use Change on Streamflow and Nutrient Loading in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed in Southern Texas

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    Osidele, O.; Sun, A.; Green, R.

    2011-12-01

    Based on results of the Second National Climate Assessment reported in 2009, the U.S. Global Change Research Program projects temperatures in southern Texas will increase 5 to 8° F by the end of the 21st century, with larger changes occurring under scenarios of higher greenhouse gas emissions. Temperature increases in summer are projected to be larger than in winter. Although drier conditions are expected in the region, sea-level rise, extreme rainfall events, and associated storm surges are projected to occur more frequently because of the likely increase in intensity of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Gulf of Mexico. The range of possible responses to climate change is attributable to a combination of characteristics at global, regional, and local scales. The risk of flooding and catastrophic infrastructure damage due to global climate phenomena has been incorporated into local climate adaptation plans for many low-lying areas and communities in the Gulf Coast region of southern Texas. However, because this region is dominated by irrigated agriculture and the population is projected to double by 2050, it is important to examine how climate change will affect water resources and environmental quality. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential hydrologic and water quality impacts of projected climate change, land use change, and population change scenarios in the headwaters of the Arroyo Colorado. The results of this work will provide content for a web-based, collaborative geospatial decision support system being developed to support environmental management in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed. Presently, land use in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed is more than 50 percent agricultural and almost 25 percent residential with varying levels of urbanization. As a result, flow in the Arroyo Colorado is sustained primarily by discharge from municipal wastewater treatment facilities, irrigation return flows, and urban storm runoff. In this study

  15. Índices de calidad ambiental de aguas del Arroyo Caañabe mediante tests microbiológicos y ecotoxicológico

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    Tomás López Arias

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El Arroyo Caañabe, es un curso de agua que corre a través de los Departamentos Central y Paraguarí (República del Paraguay. Las descargas de origen agropecuario, urbano e industrial contaminan sus aguas. En este trabajo se evalúa la calidad del arroyo mediante sus características fisicoquímicas, ecotoxicológicas, microbiológicas y se la comparan con la legislación vigente. Se colectaron muestras en los meses de Julio y Setiembre del año 2014. Se estudiaron tres sitios denominados S1, ubicado en aguas arriba de la Ciudad de Carapegua; S2 en la intersección del arroyo con la Ruta 1, y S3, en la zona límite de las ciudades de Carapegua y Nueva Italia. Se realizaron ensayos de toxicidad aguda con Daphnia magna, Lactuca sativa, y alevines de Danio rerio; además de ensayos crónicos en Tetradesmus wisconsinenesis, D. rerio y Allium cepa. Se evaluaron los grupos y especies microbianos siguientes: aerobios mesófilos, enterobacterias, coliformes totales, coliformes fecales, E. coli, Pseudomona aeruginosa, mohos y levaduras; además se determinaron índices de calidad y de contaminación. Los resultados indican que las aguas del arroyo presentaron características de clase II y de clase III según el padrón establecido por la Secretaría del Ambiente del Paraguay. El índice de calidad de agua (ICA arrojó valores comprendidos entre 52 y 62 lo que otorga la clasificación de "regular"; mientras que el índice de contaminación trófica (ICOTRO presentó valores entre 0,12 y 0.26, indicando "eutrofización". Los recuentos de coliformes fueron superiores en el segundo muestreo, aunque dentro lo establecido por la norma. La presencia de P. aeruginosa en los tres puntos constituye un riesgo para la salud. Ensayos ecotoxicológicos agudos mostraron que las aguas presentan escasos efectos letales, no obstante los ensayos crónicos en A. cepa y el test de micronúcleos en D. rerio indican potenciales efectos citotóxicos y genotóxicos de las

  16. EVALUATION OF HEAVY METALS POLLUTION OF SURFACE WATER FROM ARROYO SAN IGNACIO IN THE SIERRA TARAHUMARA, MEXICO

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    Celia Chávez-Mendoza

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to evaluate the metals content in surface water of Arroyo San Ignacio (San Ignacio stream and its main tributary, which are located in a priority ecological region of Mexico. For this study, these streams were divided in three sampling zones establishing thirty two sampling sites. Al, As, B, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Si and Zn were measured. Some physicochemical parameters were also evaluated. Results indicated significant difference (P≤0.05 in pH, electrical conductivity, total solids, Ca, K, Na, and Mg levels for the three zones but no differences in heavy metals contents were found. Results were compared with Mexican and international standards and showed that seven metals (Al, Fe, Ni, Mn, Cr, Pb and Cd exceeded drinking water standards. This pollution is mainly due to increased anthropogenic activities in the region and will likely worsen in the future due to unsustainable practice of discharging wastes into the streams.

  17. El volcanismo del complejo Marifil en Arroyo Verde, vertiente suroriental del Macizo de Somún Cura, Chubut

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    Marcelo J Márquez

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Se describen en este trabajo las facies volcánicas pertenecientes al Complejo Marifil que afloran en la localidad de Arroyo Verde, vertiente suroriental del macizo de Somún Cura, provincia del Chubut. Se discriminan facies de ignimbritas riolíticas, brechas piroclásticas, domos y domos vítreos traquíticos y diques riolíticos. Las relaciones de campo indican que las ignimbritas fueron el primer evento eruptivo que se alternaron con esporádicas coladas de bloques y cenizas. Luego se produjo la intrusión de las facies dómicas y por último la de los diques riolíticos. Las facies descriptas tienen composiciones que varían entre riolitas y traquitas con altos contenidos de K, característicos de las rocas pertenecientes a este complejo. Teniendo en cuenta las características observadas se propone un mecanismo fisural de erupción en esta localidad.

  18. Accretion of Cometary Nuclei in the Solar Nebula: Boulders, Not Pebbles

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    Weissman, Paul R.; A'Hearn, Michael

    2015-11-01

    Comets are the most primitive bodies in the solar system. They retain a largely unprocessed record of conditions in the primordial solar nebula 4.56 Gyr ago, including the initial accretion of dust and ice particles into macroscopic bodies. Current accretion theory suggests that ice and dust aggregates grew to pebble (cm) sizes before streaming instabilities and gravitational collapse brought these pebble swarms together as km-sized (or larger) bodies. Recent imaging of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta OSIRIS camera team has revealed the existence of “goose bump” terrain on the nucleus surface and lining the interior walls of large, ~200 m diameter and 180 m deep cylindrical pits. These pits are believed to be sinkholes, formed when near-surface materials collapse into voids within the nucleus, revealing the fresh comet interior on the walls of the pits. The goose bump terrain consists of 3-4 m diameter “boulders” randomly stacked one on top of another. We propose that these boulders, likely with an icy-conglomerate composition, are the basic building blocks of cometary nuclei. This is the first observational confirmation of current accretion theories, with the caveat that rather than pebbles, the preferred size range is 3-4 m boulders for objects formed in the giant planets region of the solar system. The presence of icy grains beyond the solar nebula snow-line and the large heliocentric range of the giant planets region likely contribute to the formation of these larger boulders, before they are incorporated into cometary nuclei. This work was supported by NASA through the U.S. Rosetta Project.

  19. Astronaut John Young looks over a boulder at Station no. 13 during EVA

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    Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, looks over a large boulder at Station No. 13 during the third Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-3) at the Descartes landing site. This was the site of the permanently shadowed soil sample which was taken from a hole extending under overhanging rock. Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this photograph. Concerning Young's reaching under the big rock, Duke remarked: 'You do that in west Texas and you get a rattlesnake!'

  20. Persistence of 10-year old Exxon Valdez oil on Gulf of Alaska beaches: The importance of boulder-armoring

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    Irvine, G.V. [United States Geological Survey , Anchorage, AK (United States); Mann, D.H. [University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States). Institute of Arctic Biology; Short, J.W. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Juneau, AK (United States). Auke Bay Fisheries Laboratory

    2006-09-15

    Oil stranded as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill has persisted for >10 years at study sites on Gulf of Alaska shores distant from the spill's origin. These sites were contaminated by 'oil mousse', which persists in these settings due to armoring of underlying sediments and their included oil beneath boulder. The boulder-armored beaches that we resampled in 1999 showed continued contamination by subsurface oil, despite their exposure to moderate to high wave energies. Significant declines in surface oil cover occurred at all study sites. In contrast, mousse has persisted under boulders in amounts similar to what was present in 1994 and probably in 1989. Especially striking is the general lack of weathering of this subsurface oil over the last decade. Oil at five of the six armored-beach sites 10 years after the spill is compositionally similar to 11-day old Exxon Valdez oil. Analysis of movements in the boulder-armor that covers the study beaches reveals that only minor shifts have occurred since 1994, suggesting that over the last five, and probably over the last 10 years, boulder-armors have remained largely unmoved at the study sites. These findings emphasize the importance of particular geomorphic parameters in determining stranded oil persistence. Surface armoring, combined with stranding of oil mousse, results in the unexpectedly lengthy persistence of only lightly to moderately weathered oil within otherwise high-energy wave environments. (author)

  1. Estado trófico de arroyos de la cuenca de Paso Severino mediante la utilización del índice biótico TSI-BI

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    Juan Pablo Pacheco

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Los macroinvertebrados acuáticos responden a las características de su ambiente reflejando las alteraciones en el mismo. Por ello, son frecuentemente utilizados como indicadores biológicos en estudios de calidad de agua y monitoreo ambiental. El índice de estado trófico TSI-BI creado para la cuenca del río Santa Lucía, que incluye la cuenca de estudio, permite conocer el estado trófico de los arroyos mediante su composición de macroinvertebrados acuáticos. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar el estado trófico de los arroyos de la cuenca del embalse Paso Severino a través de la comunidad de macroinvertebrados mediante el índice TSI-BI. El embalse es utilizado como fuente de agua potable para la zona sur densamente poblada del país. La zona ha tenido un importante desarrollo de la actividad lechera en las últimas décadas. Se seleccionaron 10 subcuencas pertenecientes a arroyos de órdenes 2-4 tomándose muestras estacionales (2009-2010 de macroinvertebrados con red de mano de 500 µm. Se analizaron la abundancia relativa y composición de los macroinvertebrados, estimándose el estado trófico de los arroyos mediante el índice TSI-BI. Todos los arroyos estudiados presentaron niveles altos a muy altos de contaminación orgánica situándose en los rangos eutrófico-hipereutrófico. Los arroyos de mayor estado trófico (hipereutróficos presentaron una comunidad dominada por Hirudinea y Crustacea, mientras que en los de menor nivel trófico se observó una mayor abundancia de Ephemeroptera y presencia de Trichoptera. Los altos niveles tróficos de los arroyos indicarían la existencia de impacto por nutrientes, que llevó a cambios en la comunidad de macroinvertebrados hacia el dominio de organismos tolerantes a la contaminación. Dado los altos niveles tróficos de estos arroyos, y considerando que son afluentes del embalse de Paso Severino, el índice empleado y los resultados obtenidos constituyen una importante herramienta de

  2. Procesis de formación y efectos tafonómicos en entierros humanos: el caso del sitio Arroyo Seco 2 en la región pampeana, Argentina

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    González, Mariela Edith

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan parte de los resultados obtenidos del análisis tafonómico sobre los entierros humanos del sitio arqueológico Arroyo Seco 2 (partido de Tres Arroyos, provincia de Buenos Aires). Se destaca la pérdida de unidades óseas en frecuencias elevadas, con una tendencia a la subrepresentación de huesos de pequeño tamaño. Dada la modalidad primaria de inhumación de la mayoría de los individuos, se descarta que la manipulación antrópica intencional haya ocasionado estos faltan...

  3. Potential-Field and Seismic Reflection/Refraction Studies of the Eagle Rock and Raymond Faults in Arroyo Seco, Los Angeles County, California

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    Scheirer, D. S.; Rymer, M. J.; Catchings, R. D.; Goldman, M.; Fuis, G. S.

    2010-12-01

    In August 2007, we acquired high-resolution gravity and seismic reflection and refraction data across the Eagle Rock and Raymond faults in the Arroyo Seco, located in Pasadena and South Pasadena, California. The studies were conducted to aid in understanding the seismic hazards of these faults in this urban setting, specifically to detect and determine the location of all faults passing through the area and to characterize their dip and possible structural connections. Gravity data were collected along a single ~3-km-long profile, with stations spaced every 25-m close to the fault traces and at greater intervals away from the fault traces. Gravity station elevations from Real-Time Kinematic GPS solutions, along with careful accounting for the gravity effects of the adjacent concrete drainage channel and of the walls of the arroyo, allow for the calculation of gravity anomalies that reflect sub-surface density contrasts across the Eagle Rock and Raymond faults. Seismic reflection and refraction data, including both P-wave and S-wave records, were collected along two profiles, a northern one crossing the Eagle Rock fault with a length of 1200 m, and a southern one crossing the Raymond fault with a length of 450 m. The seismic profiles coincided with the longer gravity profile along the floor of the Arroyo Seco. Seismic sources included Betsy-Seisgun shots, accelerated weight drops, and repeated sledge hammer impacts, and receivers were geophones spaced at a 5-m interval. S-waves were generated and recorded at a subset of sites on each of the seismic lines. Seismic reflection and refraction images indicate that both the Eagle Rock and Raymond faults are comprised of multiple, steeply-dipping fault strands. P- and S-wave seismic tomography of the uppermost 50-100 m show velocity variations that can be converted to likely density variations, which can in turn be subtracted from the density variation needed by the gravity anomaly analysis. This process of stripping off

  4. Expansión urbana e instrumentos de regulación de cuencas hídricas : Caso Arroyo “El pescado”

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    Dorsi, Luisina; Ríos, Licia; Lancioni, Alejandro

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    La ponencia presenta avances del marco teórico-metodológico construido durante el avance de una beca de entrenamiento en la Investigación que pretende estudiar las diferentes relaciones entre los procesos recientes de crecimiento urbano y los instrumentos de protección de cuencas hídricas, en particular en la cuenca del arroyo El Pescado, declarada como “Paisaje Protegido” en el año 2005 por la Ley Provincial N° 12.247. Los principales interrogantes que conducen la investigación son: ¿Cuál es...

  5. Movilidad y utilización del ambiente en poblaciones cazadoras-recolectoras: la cuenca del arroyo Chasicó como caso de estudio

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    Catella, Luciana

    2014-01-01

    En esta tesis se presentan los resultados de una investigación arqueológica realizada en la cuenca del arroyo Chasicó, un área de aproximadamente 3800 km2, localizada en el sector sur de la denominada Área Ecotonal Húmedo-Seca Pampeana (AEHSP), más precisamente en la zona de transición entre las regiones Pampeana y Patagónica, abarcando tanto ambientes de transición, como ambientes con características propias de ambas regiones. Dichas investigaciones estuvieron orientadas a aportar informac...

  6. Aspectos geológicos y geotécnicos preliminares de la fundación de la presa del Arroyo Blanco, Tandil

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    Giaconi, Luis Mario; Calvetty Amboni, Boris; Giaconi, Mario Nicolás

    2012-01-01

    El presente resumen trata sobre los aspectos geológicos y geotécnicos preliminares de la fundación de la presa A° Blanco ubicada al sur de la Ciudad de Tandil, Provincia de Buenos Aires. El propósito de la presa es contener y regular las crecientes torrenciales que recurrentemente provocan anegamientos en la ciudad ubicada aguas abajo. El área de proyecto comprende la cuenca hidrográfica del arroyo que desemboca precisamente en el denominado entubado del A° Blanco, desagüe pluvial subterráneo...

  7. Predicted Versus Actual Savings for a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, Colorado

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    Arena, L. [Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States); Williamson, J. [Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States)

    2013-11-01

    To determine the most cost-effective methods of improving buildings, accurate analysis and prediction of the energy use of existing buildings is essential. However, multiple studies confirm that analysis methods tend to over-predict energy use in poorly insulated, leaky homes and thus, the savings associated with improving those homes. In this project, the Building America CARB team evaluated the retrofit of a multifamily building in Boulder, CO. The updated property is a 37 unit, 2 story apartment complex built in 1950, which underwent renovations in early 2009 to bring it into compliance with Boulder, CO's SmartRegs ordinance. Goals of the study were to: 1) evaluate predicted versus actual savings due to the improvements, 2) identify areas where the modeling assumptions may need to be changed, and 3) determine common changes made by renters that would negatively impact energy savings. Other issues that were investigated include the effects of improving building efficiency on tenant comfort, the impact on tenant turnover rates, and the potential market barriers for this type of community scale project.

  8. Una verdadera "isla en el nuevo sur". Las donaciones condicionadas en el arroyo Azul durante el rosismo

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    Sol Lanteri

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el marco del estudio de la política de tierras fiscales implementada por el gobierno de Rosas en la campaña de Buenos Aires, en el presente trabajo nos proponemos enfocar la atención en la modalidad de las donaciones condicionadas, que sólo se hicieron efectivas en un área de la frontera sur, el arroyo Azul, a partir de 1832. De tal forma, comenzaremos estableciendo las particularidades que presentó su proceso colonizador, para luego analizar el impacto local que tuvo la entrega de predios estatales durante el período 1820-1860, con el objeto de establecer con mayor precisión el peso de las donaciones comparado con otras formas de otorgamiento en la ocupación del espacio y en la estructura de la tenencia del recurso en el lugar. Asimismo, en un último apartado estableceremos las características centrales que manifestaron las transacciones entre particulares, para lograr una mayor definición de los procesos abordados.In the context of the study of the policy of fiscal lands implemented by Rosas government in Buenos Aires countryside, this work focuses on the modality known as "conditioned donations", that since 1832 became effective only in an area of the south frontier, the Azul stream. So that, we begin establishing the particularities that the settlement process presented, and then we analyze the local impact that the cessions of fiscal lands had during the period 1820- 1860, in order to find out with more precision the importance of donations compared with other grant forms in space occupation and in the structure of the holding of the resource. Finally, in a last section we establish the central characteristics of transactions among private hands, to attain a more accurate definition of the processes involved.

  9. Neural network prediction of carbonate lithofacies from well logs, Big Bow and Sand Arroyo Creek fields, Southwest Kansas

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    Qi, L.; Carr, T.R.

    2006-01-01

    In the Hugoton Embayment of southwestern Kansas, St. Louis Limestone reservoirs have relatively low recovery efficiencies, attributed to the heterogeneous nature of the oolitic deposits. This study establishes quantitative relationships between digital well logs and core description data, and applies these relationships in a probabilistic sense to predict lithofacies in 90 uncored wells across the Big Bow and Sand Arroyo Creek fields. In 10 wells, a single hidden-layer neural network based on digital well logs and core described lithofacies of the limestone depositional texture was used to train and establish a non-linear relationship between lithofacies assignments from detailed core descriptions and selected log curves. Neural network models were optimized by selecting six predictor variables and automated cross-validation with neural network parameters and then used to predict lithofacies on the whole data set of the 2023 half-foot intervals from the 10 cored wells with the selected network size of 35 and a damping parameter of 0.01. Predicted lithofacies results compared to actual lithofacies displays absolute accuracies of 70.37-90.82%. Incorporating adjoining lithofacies, within-one lithofacies improves accuracy slightly (93.72%). Digital logs from uncored wells were batch processed to predict lithofacies and probabilities related to each lithofacies at half-foot resolution corresponding to log units. The results were used to construct interpolated cross-sections and useful depositional patterns of St. Louis lithofacies were illustrated, e.g., the concentration of oolitic deposits (including lithofacies 5 and 6) along local highs and the relative dominance of quartz-rich carbonate grainstone (lithofacies 1) in the zones A and B of the St. Louis Limestone. Neural network techniques are applicable to other complex reservoirs, in which facies geometry and distribution are the key factors controlling heterogeneity and distribution of rock properties. Future work

  10. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of microbial mud mound derived boulders from gravity-flow polymictic megabreccias (Visean, SW Spain)

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    Rodríguez-Martínez, M.; Moreno-González, I.; Mas, R.; Reitner, J.

    2012-07-01

    The Upper Visean outcrops from the Guadiato Valley (Córdoba, SW Spain) provide a well-preserved record of the mud mound factory, which was developed in a mainly siliciclastic synorogenic foreland basin during the oblique sinistral collision of two terranes (Ossa Morena and Central Iberian blocks). The first onset of mud mound development has been recorded as microbial mud mound-derived boulders in polymictic megabreccias as result of strong tectonic activity. The Upper Visean record from the Mississippian central band at Guadiato Valley starts with lower heterolithic units (up to 180 m thick) and shows two major tectonically-controlled cycles: a fining upwards interval (FU) followed by a coarsening upwards interval (CU). These cycles are linked to two active margins with gravelly fan delta development and different source areas. Mud mound-derived boulders occur in the CU interval and are formed by peloidal primary and secondary (reworked) automicrites and allomicrites, showing a diverse faunal and floral assemblage, although never as the main skeletal framebuilders. However, the observed coeval richness in sponges (lyssacinose hexactinellids and non-lithistid demosponges) and the diverse calcareous algae assemblage in mud mound derived boulders are not common in other Visean buildups. The growth cavities display changes in the geopetal relationships between fillings and the secondary cavities containing sand to gravel fillings reflecting a complex pre-boulder and mud mound derived boulder history. Detailed mapping, sampling, stratigraphic and microfacial analyses have allowed the reconstruction of the mud mounds sedimentary environment prior to the collapse, transport and emplacement as boulders with polymictic gravels.

  11. Assessment of the Effect of Blast Hole Diameter on the Number of Oversize Boulders Using ANN Model

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    Dhekne, Prakash; Pradhan, Manoj; Jade, Ravi Krishnarao

    2016-04-01

    Now-a-days, blasts are planned using large diameter blast holes. The loading density (kg/m) and subsequently the energy available for the breakage of the rockmass increase with the diameter. The in-hole velocity of detonation (VoD) of non-ideal explosive also boosts up with the increase in diameter till the optimum diameter is reached. The increase in the energy content and in-hole VoD cause a sizable effect on the rock fragmentation. The effect can be assessed by counting the number of oversize boulders. This paper explains as to how the technique of artificial neural network modeling was used to predict the number of oversize boulders resulting from ANFO and SME blasts with blast holes of different diameters. The results from ANFO blasts indicated that there was no significant variation in the number of oversize boulders with the diameter whereas a perceptible variation was noticed in case of SME blasts with the change in the diameter. The change in the number of oversize boulders in ANFO blasts was negligible because mean energy factor remained almost same even when the diameter of the blast holes was altered. The decrease in the number of oversize boulders in SME blasts was on account of increase in mean energy factor when the blast hole diameter was increased. The increase in the in-hole VoD due to increase in the diameter of the hole was not found to have an effect on the generation of oversize boulders as this increase was not substantial both in SME and ANFO blasts.

  12. Survival times of meter-sized rock boulders on the surface of airless bodies

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    Basilevsky, A. T.; Head, J. W.; Horz, F.; Ramsley, K.

    2015-11-01

    Rock boulders are typical features of the surfaces of many airless bodies, so the possibility of estimating their potential survival times may provide insights into the rates of surface-modification processes. As an opening point of this study we employ estimates of the survival times of meter-sized boulders on the surface of the Moon based on analysis of the spatial density of boulders on the rims of small lunar craters of known absolute age (Basilevsky et al., 2013), and apply them, with necessary corrections, to boulders on other bodies. In this approach the major factor of rock destruction is considered to be impacts of meteorites. However another factor of the rock destruction, thermal fatigue due to day-night cycling, does exist and it was claimed by Delbo et al. (2014) as being more important than meteorite impacts. They concluded this on the basis of known presence of fine material on the surface of small asteroids, claiming that due to extremely low gravity on those bodies, the products of meteorite bombardment should leave these bodies, and thus their presence indicates that the process of thermal fatigue should be much more effective there. Delbo et al. (2014) made laboratory experiments on heating-cooling centimeter-sized samples of chondrites and, applying some assumptions and theoretical modeling concluded that, for example, at 1 AU distance from the Sun, the lifetime of 10 cm rock fragments on asteroids with period of rotation from 2.2 to 6 h should be only ~103 to 104 years (that is ~3.5×106 to 1.5×107 thermal cycles) and the larger the rock, the faster it should be destroyed. In response to those conclusions we assessed the results of earlier laboratory experiments, which show that only a part of comminuted material produced by high-velocity impacts into solid rocks is ejected from the crater while another part is not ejected but stays exposed on the target surface and is present in its subsurface. This means that the presence of

  13. Avaliação do consumo alimentar residual em touros jovens da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal = Evaluation of residual feed intake in young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test

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    Marcio de Nadai Bonin

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou as características: idade, peso, ganho de peso diário (GPD, ingestão de matéria seca (IMS, conversão alimentar (CA, eficiência alimentar (EA e consumo alimentar residual (CAR de tourinhos da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal (PDA. Foram utilizados 30 animais, inteiros, com idade inicial de243,6±30,4 dias. Alimentos e sobras individuais foram quantificados diariamente. A classificação baseou-se no índice de prova de desempenho animal (IPDA. Para CAR não houve diferença (p > 0,05 entre a média dos grupos. As variáveis peso e GPD não foramcorrelacionadas com CAR. Houve alta correlação entre CAR e CA. EA e CA apresentaram correlação com CAR. O IPDA apresentou alta correlação com a IMS (r = 0,75. Comparado o CAR médio entre os tourinhos, observou-se que animais menos eficientes apresentaram IMS 27,7% superior aos animais mais eficientes. A variável IPDA nãoidentificou os mais eficientes na utilização de alimentos, pois houve baixas correlações com CA, EA e CAR. Pode-se concluir que a seleção de tourinhos pelo IPDA elege os que ganham mais peso, porém estes apresentam maior IMS. É possível aprimorar a metodologia de seleção com a inclusão do CAR.This study evaluated the characteristics: age, weight, daily weight gain (DWG, dry matter intake (DMI, feed conversion (FC, feedefficiency (FE and residual feed intake (RFI of young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test. Thirty bulls, with initial age of 243.6±30.4 days were used. Dry Matter Intake (DMI was quantified daily for each animal. The animals were classified by theperformance test index (PTI. RFI did not show differences (p > 0.05 among the averages of the groups. The variables weight and DWG were not correlated with RFI. There was high correlation between RFI and FC. FE and FC showed correlation with RFI. The PTI showed high correlation with DMI (r = 0.75. When comparing mean RFI among thebulls, it was

  14. Distribución de tierras raras en soluciones y coloides de un sistema natural de aguas ácidas (Arroyo del Val, Zaragoza

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    López Julián, P. L.

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    Full Text Available Acidic waters of the «Arroyo del Val» stream are naturally generated by oxidation of sulfide minerals dispersed in the sedimentary materials of the drainage basin. Mixing of this acidic stream with neutral-alkaline tributaries yields spectacular iron and aluminium rich flocculants that precipitate at the confluences. Previous analysis of rare earth element (REE concentrations of sorne 0.1 I-tm-filtered water samples and colloids are shown. The shale-normalized REE patterns of acidic waters show significant HREE enrichments in terms of Lun/Lan (≈ 2 and they are tipically enriched in the intermediate REEs (IREEs, Eu-Gd-Tb. So, in detail, these patterns are characterized by HREE enrichments between La and Gd and HREE depletions between Gd and Lu. The REE contents of two colloid samples are enriched by 103_104 relative to acidic waterso Different REE patterns were found in these colloids, sampled at differents distances from head of Arroyo del Val stream. Colloid sampled between the acidic waters analysed (CV-l shows a very similar REE pattern to those of the waters. The REE composition normalized to shale of second colloid sample (CV-2, collected down stream, has a flatter profile although it is still slightly convexo Significant REE removal (about 50 % caused by colloid coagulation is observed at the confluence and mixing point of the Arroyo del Val acidic waters with the first alkaline tributary. At this point the CV-l colloid sample shows HREE enrichment relative to acidic waters.El Arroyo del Val (provincia de Zaragoza constituye un curso de aguas ácidas de origen natural, generadas por el lavado de los materiales paleozoicos que atraviesa (Formación Bádenas, ricos en sulfuros metálicos dispersos. En los puntos de confluencia de este arroyo con afluentes de aguas neutras-alcalinas se producen espectaculares procesos de floculación de coloides ricos en aluminio y hierro que tapizan el fondo del arroyo. En este trabajo se

  15. Geología y registros magnéticos entre arroyo La Tapera y Santa Clara del Mar, Mar del Plata

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    Full Text Available Estudios paleomagnéticos se realizaron en secuencias del Pleistoceno-Holoceno del sector comprendido entre el arroyo La Tapera y Santa Clara del Mar, en Mar del Plata. Los sedimentos de la base de los perfiles en el arroyo La Tapera y en Camet, que se interpreta pertenecen a la Formación Ensenada, contienen direcciones de polaridad reversa y se asignan al cron Matuyama. Las capas sedimentarias de la base del perfil de Santa Clara del Mar, solo presentan direcciones de polaridad normal, por consiguiente toda la secuencia sedimentaria de esta localidad se asigna al cron Brunhes, (< 0,78 Ma. Los registros de susceptibilidad magnética siguen el patrón de los perfiles realizados en el plateau de loess de Argentina. Los valores más bajos de susceptibilidad corresponden a mayor grado de pedogénesis y meteorización más intensa. Las titanomagnetitas acarreadas por el viento en los períodos glaciares (más secos, son las portadoras principales de la remanencia y responden por los registros magnéticos más elevados que se obtienen en las capas menos meteorizadas.

  16. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction for the lower Pliocene Arroyo Piedras section (Tubará - Colombia): Implications for the Magdalena River - paleodelta’s dynamic

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    Molinares, C. E.; Martinez, J. I.; Fiorini, F.; Escobar, J.; Jaramillo, C.

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    The Magdalena river transports one of the largest load of sediments per basin area in the world. Its delta position has changed several times over the Neogene. The Arroyo Piedras Section (169 m) in northern Colombia, contains part of the record of the Late Miocene to Early Pliocene evolution of the Magdalena paleodelta. The section was described and sampled for sedimentological and micropaleontological analyses. Based on lithofacies and benthic foraminifera content, the section was divided in three segments, and the upper segment was dated as Early Pliocene using planktonic foraminifera. The lower segment suggests siliciclastic sedimentation in a proximal prodelta/delta plain transitional environment. The intermediate segment suggests sedimentation in a lagoon and/or coastal swamp environment, whereas the upper segment is interpreted as the result of a transgression and subsequent deposition at the foreshore/upper shoreface environment, with a considerable decrease of terrigenous input. The decrease of sediment delivery to the delta produced by permanent El Niño-like conditions coupled with autocyclic processes could explain the transgressive pattern observed in the Arroyo de Piedras section during the Early Pliocene.

  17. Boulder Moves Ahead: An Evaluation of the English as a Second Language Tutorial Program of the Boulder Valley Public Schools, During Its First Year of Operation: 1975-76.

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    The evaluation of the first year of the English as a Second Language Tutorial Program of Boulder Valley Public Schools included on-site observations, interviews with coordinators and teachers, a linguistic evaluation of each student (elementary and secondary levels), a classroom teacher's questionnaire, a parents' questionnaire, and a tutor's…

  18. Integrated mined-area reclamation and land use planning. Volume 3A. A case study of surface mining and reclamation planning: South Boulder Creek Park Project, Sand and Gravel Operations, Boulder, Colorado

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    Lewis, L R; Perry, A O; LaFevers, J R

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    This case study details reclamation planning for the Flatiron Companies' South Boulder Creek Park Project in Boulder, Colorado. The site contains a deposit of high-quality sand and gravel considered to be one of the best and largest known deposits of aggregate materials in the Front Range area. The aggregate deposit is located in a highly visible site just off the Denver-Boulder Turnpike at the entrance to the city from Denver, and adjacent to a residential portion of the city. In order to make maximum use of pre-mining planning, as a tool for resolving a conflict over the company's proposed operation, an extensive cooperative planning effort was initiated. This included the preparation of an environmental impact assessment, numerous public hearings, operating and reclamation plan review by city authorities, annexation of the site to the city, and the granting of a scenic easement on the property to the city for the development of a regional recreation park. A suite of contractual agreements was worked out among Flatiron Companies, the City of Boulder, the Colorado Open Lands Foundation, and the Federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. The purpose of this case study is to allow the planner to gain insight into the procedures, possibilities, and constraints involved in premining planning in a cooperative situation.

  19. A successful borehole drilled by cryogenic drilling in an arid, unconsolidated soil with boulders

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    Cavagnaro, P.; Simon, R.D.; Cooper, G.A. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering

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    An 80 foot deep borehole was drilled using a novel cryogenic drilling method. The freeze while drilling technique stabilizes the borehole wall while drilling by using conventional air rotary methods but with low temperature nitrogen gas (as cold as {minus}196 C) as the drilling fluid. The location of the field test was a semi-arid alluvial unconsolidated sedimentary formation at the Aerojet, Inc. site in Rancho Cordova, California. The geology was a sandy soil matrix containing cobbles and boulders. The test goal was to drill to 100 feet (30 m), but the test was terminated at 80 feet due to a failure of the swivel shaft and drill bit resulting from the very rough drilling conditions. No safety, technical, or operational problems were encountered that could prevent cryogenic drilling from becoming a standard technique for drilling in unstable near-surface formations.

  20. ATS6 radio beacon electron content measurements at Boulder, July 1974--May 1975

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    Routine monitoring of the plasmaspheric content was a primary objective of the ATS6 Radio Beacon Experiment (RBE) and this set critical requirements on transmitter and receiver stabilities. The satellite transmitted linearly polarized signals on carrier frequencies of 40.016, 140.056, and 360.144 MHz, with modulations of 100.04 kHz and 1.004 MHz. This provided coarse and fine scales of measurements so that the cycle ambiguity in the phase measurements of both Faraday rotation and group delay could be resolved. This report summarizes 140 MHz data recorded at the Boulder, Colorado, ground station (40.13 degrees N, 105.24 degrees W) while ATS6 was positioned above 94 degrees west longitude, between July 1974 and May 1975. The satellite appeared at an azimuth of 163 degrees, elevation 42 degrees, with the projection of the ray path near the ground. All data were digitally recorded once per second

  1. Boulder Deposits on the Southern Spanish Atlantic Coast: Possible Evidence for the 1755 AD Lisbon Tsunami?

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    Dieter Kelletat

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Field evidence of visible tsunami impacts in Europe is scarce. This research focused on an analysis of large littoral debris and accompanying geomorphic features and their rela- tionship to a tsunami event at Cabo de Trafalgar, located on the southern Spanish Atlantic coast. Relative dating of weathering features as well as minor bioconstructive forms in the littoral zone suggest the Lisbon tsunami of 1755 AD as the event responsible for the large deposits described. This tsunami had run up heights of more than 19 m and was generated at the Gorringe Bank, located 500 km west off the Cape. Tsunami deposits at Cabo de Tra- falgar are the first boulder deposits identified on the southern Spanish Atlantic coast and are located approximately 250 km southeast of the Algarve coast (Portugal, where other geo- morphic evidence for the Lisbon tsunami has been reported.

  2. Metal contamination and post-remediation recovery in the Boulder River watershed, Jefferson County, Montana

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    Unruh, D.M.; Church, S.E.; Nimick, D.A.; Fey, D.L.

    2009-01-01

    The legacy of acid mine drainage and toxic trace metals left in streams by historical mining is being addressed by many important yet costly remediation efforts. Monitoring of environmental conditions frequently is not performed but is essential to evaluate remediation effectiveness, determine whether clean-up goals have been met, and assess which remediation strategies are most effective. Extensive pre- and post-remediation data for water and sediment quality for the Boulder River watershed in southwestern Montana provide an unusual opportunity to demonstrate the importance of monitoring. The most extensive restoration in the watershed occurred at the Comet mine on High Ore Creek and resulted in the most dramatic improvement in aquatic habitat. Removal of contaminated sediment and tailings, and stream-channel reconstruction reduced Cd and Zn concentrations in water such that fish are now present, and reduced metal concentrations in streambed sediment by a factor of c. 10, the largest improvement in the district. Waste removals at the Buckeye/Enterprise and Bullion mine sites produced limited or no improvement in water and sediment quality, and acidic drainage from mine adits continues to degrade stream aquatic habitat. Recontouring of hillslopes that had funnelled runoff into the workings of the Crystal mine substantially reduced metal concentrations in Uncle Sam Gulch, but did not eliminate all of the acidic adit drainage. Lead isotopic evidence suggests that the Crystal mine rather than the Comet mine is now the largest source of metals in streambed sediment of the Boulder River. The completed removal actions prevent additional contaminants from entering the stream, but it may take many years for erosional processes to diminish the effects of contaminated sediment already in streams. Although significant strides have been made, additional efforts to seal draining adits or treat the adit effluent at the Bullion and Crystal mines would need to be completed to

  3. Bouldering: an alternative strategy to long-vertical climbing in root-climbing hortensias.

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    Granados Mendoza, Carolina; Isnard, Sandrine; Charles-Dominique, Tristan; Van den Bulcke, Jan; Rowe, Nick P; Van Acker, Joris; Goetghebeur, Paul; Samain, Marie-Stéphanie

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    In the Neotropics, the genus Hydrangea of the popular ornamental hortensia family is represented by climbing species that strongly cling to their support surface by means of adhesive roots closely positioned along specialized anchoring stems. These root-climbing hortensia species belong to the nearly exclusive American Hydrangea section Cornidia and generally are long lianescent climbers that mostly flower and fructify high in the host tree canopy. The Mexican species Hydrangea seemannii, however, encompasses not only long lianescent climbers of large vertical rock walls and coniferous trees, but also short 'shrub-like' climbers on small rounded boulders. To investigate growth form plasticity in root-climbing hortensia species, we tested the hypothesis that support variability (e.g. differences in size and shape) promotes plastic responses observable at the mechanical, structural and anatomical level. Stem bending properties, architectural axis categorization, tissue organization and wood density were compared between boulder and long-vertical tree-climbers of H. seemannii. For comparison, the mechanical patterns of a closely related, strictly long-vertical tree-climbing species were investigated. Hydrangea seemannii has fine-tuned morphological, mechanical and anatomical responses to support variability suggesting the presence of two alternative root-climbing strategies that are optimized for their particular environmental conditions. Our results suggest that variation of some stem anatomical traits provides a buffering effect that regulates the mechanical and hydraulic demands of two distinct plant architectures. The adaptive value of observed plastic responses and the importance of considering growth form plasticity in evolutionary and conservation studies are discussed. PMID:25079869

  4. Predicted Versus Actual Savings for a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, Colorado

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    Arena, L.; Williamson, J.

    2013-11-01

    To determine the most cost-effective methods of improving buildings, accurate analysis and prediction of the energy use of existing buildings is essential. However, multiple studies confirm that analysis methods tend to over-predict energy use in poorly insulated, leaky homes and thus, the savings associated with improving those homes. In NREL's report titled 'Assessing and Improving the Accuracy of Energy Analysis of Residential Buildings,' researchers propose a method for improving the accuracy of residential energy analysis methods. A key step in this process involves the comparisons of predicted versus metered energy use and savings. In support of this research need, CARB evaluated the retrofit of a multifamily building in Boulder, CO. The updated property is a 37 unit, 2 story apartment complex built in 1950, which underwent renovations in early 2009 to bring it into compliance with Boulder, CO's SmartRegs ordinance. Goals of the study were to: 1) evaluate predicted versus actual savings due to the improvements, 2) identify areas where the modeling assumptions may need to be changed, and 3) determine common changes made by renters that would negatively impact energy savings. In this study, CARB seeks to improve the accuracy of modeling software while assessing retrofit measures to specifically determine which are most effective for large multifamily complexes in the cold climate region. Other issues that were investigated include the effects of improving building efficiency on tenant comfort, the impact on tenant turnover rates, and the potential market barriers for this type of community scale project.

  5. Multi-method attribution analysis of extreme precipitation in Boulder, Colorado

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    Eden, Jonathan; van Oldenborgh, Geert Jan; Otto, Friederike

    2016-04-01

    Understanding and attributing the characteristics of extreme events that lead to societal impacts is a key challenge in climate science. Detailed analysis of individual case studies is particularly important in assessing how anthropogenic climate change is changing the likelihood of extreme events and their associated risk at relevant spatial scales. While climate model simulations provide an important basis for such analysis, reliable assessment of long term changes in extreme events is limited by models' inherent errors and biases. Here, we conduct a comprehensive multi-method attribution analysis of the heavy precipitation that led to widespread flooding in Boulder, Colorado in September 2013. Using extreme value analysis of, first of all, historical observations, we assess the influence of anthropogenic climate change on the likelihood of one- and five-day precipitation events across the Boulder area. The same analysis is extended to the output of a 16-member coupled model ensemble, following rigorous evaluation of the model skill in representing the processes responsible for extreme precipitation events in this region. Preliminary analysis using both observation- and model-based methods suggests that an event of this magnitude is around 20% more likely as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Recently, emphasis has been placed on the importance of model evaluation and bias correction in attribution studies. Further analysis will thus focus on sophisticated bias correction and downscaling techniques and their potential added value for application in attribution analysis. We also highlight the benefit of a multi-method approach in addressing event-specific attribution questions, particularly with regard to the quantification of uncertainty.

  6. Modelo matemático para determinar la calidad del agua en dos puntos del arroyo Guachinango

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    Full Text Available El trabajo tuvo como objetivo analizar la posible relación de los indicadores físico químicos pH y CE, de fácil determinación, con los indicadores microbiológicos Demanda Bioquímica de Oxígeno (DBO5, Demanda Química de Oxígeno (DQO y Coliformes Totales (CT. Se tuvieron en cuenta los resultados obtenidos en la caracterización física, química y microbiológica de la subcuenca en estudio. Teniendo en cuenta los mismos se seleccionaron dos puntos de muestreos ubicados en la presa Hemingway I, donde nace el arroyo y el otro en la toma de agua de la finca la Conchita, donde se realizan todos los experimentos de campo. Con los datos obtenidos se determinó la correlación que existe entre los parámetros físicos químicos y los análisis microbiológicos realizados, así como los modelos matemáticos correspondientes. El comportamiento de los indicadores físicos químicos está entre los rangos permisibles para el uso de esta agua en el riego. Los indicadores microbiológicos muestran que hay alta contaminación por microorganismos patógenos, lo cual significa que estas aguas no pueden ser utilizadas en el riego sin tratamiento previo. Existe correlación positiva entre el pH con la DBO5 y DQO, así como entre la conductividad eléctrica y los coniformes totales, existiendo una correlación mas significativa para el punto de muestreo en la presa Hemingway I, por lo que los modelos definidos en este trabajo permiten estimar para los puntos de muestreo estudiados el comportamiento de los parámetros de DBO5, DQO y CT a partir de la medición de los parámetros físico-químico pH y CE de fácil determinación.

  7. Collection Assessment in Response to Changing Curricula: An Analysis of the Biotechnology Resources at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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    Wiersma, Gabrielle

    2010-01-01

    Increasing demand for biotechnology and biomedical resources prompted the Engineering Library at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) to complete a collection assessment of the journals, books, and other resources provided by the University Libraries. This paper presents a variety of methods for evaluating library collections and describes…

  8. 75 FR 19966 - Boulder Canyon Project-Post-2017 Application of the Energy Planning and Management Program Power...

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    ... comment period regarding the application of the Energy Planning and Management Program (Program) Power... Western Area Power Administration Boulder Canyon Project--Post-2017 Application of the Energy Planning and Management Program Power Marketing Initiative AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION:...

  9. University of Colorado at Boulder: Energy and Climate Revolving Fund. Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Study Series

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    2012-01-01

    The University of Colorado at Boulder's student run Environmental Center leads the campus' sustainability efforts. The Center created the Energy and Climate Revolving Fund (ECRF) in 2007 to finance energy-efficiency upgrades. The ECRF functions as a source of funding for project loans and provides a method of financing projects that seeks to save…

  10. 33 CFR 165.T11-281 - Safety Zone; Lake Mead Intake Construction; Lake Mead, Boulder City, NV.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Safety Zone; Lake Mead Intake Construction; Lake Mead, Boulder City, NV. 165.T11-281 Section 165.T11-281 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS...

  11. The global size-frequency distribution of boulders > 7 m on Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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    Pajola, Maurizio; Baptiste Vincent, Jean; Lee, Jui-Chi; Ip, Wing-Huen; Lin, Zhong-Yi; Bertini, Ivano; Massironi, Matteo; Simioni, Emanuele; Barbieri, Cesare; Cremonese, Gabriele; Marzari, Francesco; Naletto, Giampiero; Giacomini, Lorenza; Jorda, Laurent; Thomas, Nicholas; Pommerol, Antoine; Kueppers, Michael; Moissl, Richard; Besse, Sebastien; Sierks, Holger

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    After a ten years journey through the Solar System, the ESA Rosetta spacecraft reached on 6 August 2014 its primary target, the Jupiter family comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, hereafter 67P. During the approaching phase, several images of the nucleus of comet 67P, captured by the OSIRIS scientific imaging camera, have been taken to study its structure, activity and the surface morphology. The close distance between spacecraft and comet, and the high resolution of our images, provided a unique opportunity to study features which could not have been detected before on other comets, but yet hold key parameters to derive the physical properties of the surface. We made use of the images acquired by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera, NAC, on 5 and 6 August 2014 in order to study the statistical size-frequency distribution and the morphological properties of both clustered and isolated roundish structures ("boulders") scattered all over the currently illuminated side of the comet (70% of the total surface). Such dataset has been taken at a distance ranging between 131.45 and 109.76 km far from the comet center and the scale of these images (2.44 - 2.03 m/px) is such that boulders ≥ 7 m can be unequivocally identified and extracted. These images are the last ones where the entire comet is 2048 x 2048 pixels full frame and they cover a complete comet rotation (12.4 h), hence providing the possibility to derive a global size-frequency distribution statistics of the presently illuminated surface of 67P. A total amount of 3526 boulders has been identified on the surface of the comet: i) 2218 belonging to the big lobe, body, ii) 1115 boulders are located on the small lobe, head, while iii) 213 boulders belong to the transition region between the two lobes, called the neck. Here, global cumulative size-frequency distributions of boulders per square km are presented, together with specific and localized areas distributions. Moreover we indicate the different formation processes

  12. NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission: A Robotic Boulder Capture Option for Science, Human Exploration, Resource Utilization, and Planetary Defense

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    Abell, P.; Nuth, J.; Mazanek, D.; Merrill, R.; Reeves, D.; Naasz, B.

    2014-01-01

    NASA is examining two options for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which will return asteroid material to a Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (LDRO) using a robotic solar electric propulsion spacecraft, called the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle (ARV). Once the ARV places the asteroid material into the LDRO, a piloted mission will rendezvous and dock with the ARV. After docking, astronauts will conduct two extravehicular activities (EVAs) to inspect and sample the asteroid material before returning to Earth. One option involves capturing an entire small (4 - 10 m diameter) near-Earth asteroid (NEA) inside a large inflatable bag. However, NASA is also examining another option that entails retrieving a boulder (1 - 5 m) via robotic manipulators from the surface of a larger (100+ m) pre-characterized NEA. The Robotic Boulder Capture (RBC) option can leverage robotic mission data to help ensure success by targeting previously (or soon to be) well- characterized NEAs. For example, the data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Hayabusa mission has been utilized to develop detailed mission designs that assess options and risks associated with proximity and surface operations. Hayabusa's target NEA, Itokawa, has been identified as a valid target and is known to possess hundreds of appropriately sized boulders on its surface. Further robotic characterization of additional NEAs (e.g., Bennu and 1999 JU3) by NASA's OSIRIS REx and JAXA's Hayabusa 2 missions is planned to begin in 2018. This ARM option reduces mission risk and provides increased benefits for science, human exploration, resource utilization, and planetary defense. Science: The RBC option is an extremely large sample-return mission with the prospect of bringing back many tons of well-characterized asteroid material to the Earth-Moon system. The candidate boulder from the target NEA can be selected based on inputs from the world-wide science community, ensuring that the most scientifically interesting

  13. Nanoscale Compositional Relations in Lunar Rock Patina: Deciphering Sources for Patina Components on an Apollo 17 Station 6 Boulder

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    Christoffersen, R.; Noble, S. K.; Keller, L. P.

    2014-01-01

    Space weathering on the Moon and other airless bodies modifies the surfaces of regolith grains as well as the space-exposed surfaces of larger rocks and boulders. As space weathering witness plates, rocks and boulders are distinguished from regolith grains based on their ability to persist as physically intact substrates over longer time scales before being disaggregated by impact processes. Because lunar surfaces, including exposed rocks, quickly develop an optically thick layer of patina, it is important to understand the compositional relationship between patinas and their underlying rock substrates, particularly to support remote-sensing of rocky lunar terrains. Based on analytical TEM techniques, supported by focused ion beam (FIB) cross-sectioning, we have begun to systematize the multi-layer microstructural complexity of patinas on rock samples with a range of space exposure histories. Our on-going work has particularly focused on lunar rock 76015, both because it has a long (approx. 22 my) exposure history, and because its surface was exposed to patina development approximately 1 m off the regolith surface on a boulder in the Apollo 17 Station 6 boulder field. Potential sources for the 76015 patina therefore include impact-melted and vaporized material derived from the local rock substrate, as well as from the mix of large boulders and regolith in the Station 6 area. While similar, there are differences in the mineralogy and chemistry of the rocks and regolith at Station 6. We were interested to see if these, or other sources, could be distinguished in the average composition, as well as the compositional nanostratigraphy of the 76015 patina. To date we have acquired a total of 9 TEM FIB cross-sections from the 76015 patina, giving us reasonable confidence of being able to arrive at an integrated average for the patina major element composition based on analytical TEM methods.

  14. Especiación de tierras raras en las soluciones ácidas y neutras del sistema de drenaje del Arroyo del Val (Zaragoza

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    Full Text Available Special geochemical characters of the Arroyo del Val drainage basin allow to study different aspects related to REE behaviour. The hydrologic system contains a main stream (Arroyo del Val of acidic waters naturally generated (sulfate rich solutions, with high levels of Al, Fe and heavy metals, and with pH values between 3 and 4.5 and several calcium bicarbonate (sulfate tributaries (with pH values as high as 7.5, measurable alkalinity and striking phosphate concentrations. Mixing of the acidic stream with neutral tributaries yields spectacular sulfate-iron-aluminum rich flocculants that precipitate at the confluences, along the principal stream. The concentration of REEs was measured for acidic water samples col1ected along the headwaters zone of the Arroyo del Val stream and for neutral water samples fram two tributaries. The REE content of acidic waters are enriched by 102 relative to neutral ones and the shale-normalized REE patterns for these acidic freshwaters are enriched in the inter• mediate REEs (IREE, Eu-Tb. Speciation calculations were performed on both water groups. Dominant forms of REEs in the acidic waters include free metal species (Ln3+ ≈ 35% and mainly sulfate complexes ((LnSO+4 ≈ 60% and minor Ln(SO4-2 ≈ 5%. REE sulfate complexation don't fractionate the REEs in solution because there is not an appreciable variation in REE sulfate complexation constants across the lanthanide serie. So, REE convex patterns in these acidic waters must be related to interaction of the acid waters with clay minerals and oxyhydroxide coatings in the paleozoic materials of drainage basin and/or with the col1oid pool of those waters. In the neutral freshwaters of tributaries dissolved REEs are complexed with carbonate and phosphate ions. REE carbonate and phosphate complexation constants across the lanthanide serie increase by several orders of magnitude from La to Lu. And so, phosphate and carbonate complexes account for 80

  15. Mineralogical, IR-spectral and geochemical monitoring of hydrothermal alteration in a deformed and metamorphosed Jurassic VMS deposit at Arroyo Rojo, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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    Biel, C.; Subías, I.; Acevedo, R. D.; Yusta, I.; Velasco, F.

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    The Arroyo Rojo Zn-Pb-Cu volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit is the main deposit of the Fin del Mundo District in the Fuegian Andes, Argentina. This deposit is hosted by a Middle Jurassic volcanic and volcanoclastic sequence forming the Lemaire Formation. The latter consists, from the base up, of the following: rhyolitic and dacitic porphyritic rocks, ignimbrite, tuff, and flow. It is underlain by a pre-Jurassic basement and overlain by the hyaloclastic andesites of the Yahgán Formation. The Arroyo Rojo consists of stacked lenticular lenses that are associated with disseminated mineralization in both the footwall and the hanging wall. The internal structure of the ore lenses is marked by the occurrence of massive, semi-massive and banded facies, along with stringer and brecciated zones and minor ore disseminations. The mineral assemblage comprises mainly pyrite and sphalerite, with minor amounts of galena and chalcopyrite and rare pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, tetrahedrite and bournonite. The ores and the volcanic host rocks have metamorphosed to greenschist facies and were overprinted by a penetrative tectonic foliation, which led to the development of mylonitic, and cataclastic textures, recrystallization and remobilization. Primary depositional characteristics and regional and hydrothermal alteration patterns were preserved despite deformation and metamorphism. Therefore, primary banding was preserved between facies boundaries. In addition, some remnants of magmatic origin are recognizable in preserved phenocrysts and volcaniclastic phenoclasts. Most of the volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks of the host sequence show a rhyolitic to rhyo-dacitic composition. Regional seafloor alteration, characterized by the presence of clinozoisite, Fe-chlorite and titanite, along with quartz and albite, is partially obliterated by hydrothermal alteration. The hydrothermal alteration is stratabound with the following assemblages, which developed from the base to top: (1) Quartz

  16. Texturas, argilominerales y metales en sedimentos de fondo de arroyos de la franja costera sur del Río de la Plata

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    Full Text Available Se estudiaron sedimentos de fondo extraídos en posiciones distales de los arroyos El Pescado, Cañada Arregui, Buriñigo, Juan Blanco, El Destino, Samborombón y Salado, estos dos últimos ubicados en la región más abierta del estuario del río de la Plata. Para la caracterización granulométrica (tamizado y pipeteo, mineralogía de arcillas (difracción rayos X, contenido de materia orgánica (digestión ácida en caliente, valoración titulométrica y concentración de metales (espectrometría AA, se emplearon métodos estandarizados de laboratorio. La mayoría de los sedimentos fueron clasificados como limos arcillosos y arcillas limosas, sin embargo en el río Salado y los arroyos El Pescado y El Destino los sedimentos de fondo son más arenosos. La composición mineralógica de las arcillas indica que los sedimentos de los arroyos cuentan con una importante proporción de esmectita y caolinita, aunque manteniéndose una predominancia illítica. Significativamente, mayor proporción de caolinita está presente en los ríos Samborombón y Salado, evidenciando una importante influencia estuárica. El hierro y el manganeso son los metales mayoritarios con mayor variabilidad entre cursos. Los humedales costeros y zonas deprimidas de la costa del estuario favorecen la retención de estos dos elementos. Las altas variaciones de los contenidos reflejan diferencias fisicoquímicas en los ambientes depositacionales. El orden de abundancia del resto de los metales analizados es Zn>Pb=Cu>Cr> Ni>Cd, con concentraciones más elevadas en los de la vertiente sur del estuario, manteniendo un comportamiento similar al de los mayoritarios.

  17. Arecibo and Goldstone radar evidence for boulders on near-Earth asteroids

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    Benner, L.; Nolan, M.; Brozovic, M.; Taylor, P.; Busch, M.; Howell, E.; Margot, J.; Giorgini, J.; Springmann, A.; Naidu, S.; Magri, C.; Shepard, M.

    2014-07-01

    plausible interpretation for these particular observations is that the bright pixels are echoes from surface and near-surface boulders, which have been seen on each of the three near-Earth asteroids imaged by spacecraft: (433) Eros (NEAR-Shoemaker), (25143) Itokawa (Hayabusa), and (4179) Toutatis (Chang'e 2). These asteroids have also been imaged by radar, but the resolutions and/or signal-to-noise ratios were insufficient to reveal possible boulders. Bright spots were not evident in radar images of Toutatis obtained between 1992-2008, but following an upgrade in Goldstone's finest resolution from 19 to 4 m/pixel in 2010, a modest number of spots became visible in Goldstone images of Toutatis obtained in 2012. The prevalence of small radar bright spots on numerous NEAs establishes that features consistent with boulders can be detected in delay-Doppler radar images of particularly high-SNR targets and that these features are relatively common on near-Earth asteroid surfaces.

  18. Erratic boulder trains and cosmogenic exposure dating of former glacial limits: A case-study from Tierra del Fuego, southernmost South America

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    Darvill, Christopher; Stokes, Chris; Bentley, Mike

    2014-05-01

    Erratic Boulder Trains (EBTs) are a spectacular yet poorly-understood glacial geomorphological feature. These linear clusters of glacial erratic boulders help to illustrate the flow-lines of former glaciers by pin-pointing the parent rock from which they have originated and are often used as targets for cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating. Consequently, there is a need to understand their geomorphological significance to improve ice-sheet reconstructions and provide important contextual information for dating studies. The EBTs in Tierra del Fuego are some of the finest examples of this feature in the world, and this paper presents the first comprehensive mapping and physical assessment of four boulder trains. Unlike most other examples, they were deposited laterally rather than medially and are tightly clustered, presenting linear features only a few kilometres long that contain hundreds to thousands of huge boulders (often >8 m in diameter). The size and angularity of the boulders strongly supports the hypothesis that they were deposited as a supraglacial rock avalanche. The boulders have been the subject of previous cosmogenic dating, which have yielded anomalously young ages from deposits thought to be hundreds of thousands of years old. Analysis of weathering proxies shows little difference between boulder trains thought to be of radically different ages, with important implications for the timing of glaciations and potentially contradicting previous age constraints on glacial limits in the region.

  19. Arroyo del Vizcaíno, Uruguay: a fossil-rich 30-ka-old megafaunal locality with cut-marked bones

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    Fariña, Richard A.; Tambusso, P. Sebastián; Varela, Luciano; Czerwonogora, Ada; Di Giacomo, Mariana; Musso, Marcos; Bracco, Roberto; Gascue, Andrés

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    Human–megafauna interaction in the Americas has great scientific and ethical interest because of its implications on Pleistocene extinction. The Arroyo del Vizcaíno site near Sauce, Uruguay has already yielded over 1000 bones belonging to at least 27 individuals, mostly of the giant sloth Lestodon. The assemblage shows some taphonomic features suggestive of human presence, such as a mortality profile dominated by prime adults and little evidence of major fluvial transport. In addition, several bones present deep, asymmetrical, microstriated, sharp and shouldered marks similar to those produced by human stone tools. A few possible lithic elements have also been collected, one of which has the shape of a scraper and micropolish consistent with usage on dry hide. However, the radiocarbon age of the site is unexpectedly old (between 27 and 30 thousand years ago), and thus may be important for understanding the timing of the peopling of America. PMID:24258717

  20. Comportamiento hidrológico de la Cuenca Alta del Arroyo Pigüé (Buenos Aires, Argentina): balance hídrico (1964-2007)

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    Rosell, Patricia; García Martínez, María Belén

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se aborda el estudio hidrológico de la cuenca alta del Arroyo Pigüé, a través del estudio de la serie de precipitaciones y el balance hídrico del suelo de la cuenca. Desde un punto de vista climático, se constata la existencia de un ciclo húmedo en la región, a partir de la década de los setenta, que se traduce, a nivel hidrológico en una progresiva sobresaturación de los suelos, con fuertes descargas en dirección a la red de drenaje del Pigüé. Ésta, parcialmente desconectada ...

  1. Arroyo del Vizcaíno, Uruguay: a fossil-rich 30-ka-old megafaunal locality with cut-marked bones.

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    Fariña, Richard A; Tambusso, P Sebastián; Varela, Luciano; Czerwonogora, Ada; Di Giacomo, Mariana; Musso, Marcos; Bracco, Roberto; Gascue, Andrés

    2014-01-01

    Human-megafauna interaction in the Americas has great scientific and ethical interest because of its implications on Pleistocene extinction. The Arroyo del Vizcaíno site near Sauce, Uruguay has already yielded over 1000 bones belonging to at least 27 individuals, mostly of the giant sloth Lestodon. The assemblage shows some taphonomic features suggestive of human presence, such as a mortality profile dominated by prime adults and little evidence of major fluvial transport. In addition, several bones present deep, asymmetrical, microstriated, sharp and shouldered marks similar to those produced by human stone tools. A few possible lithic elements have also been collected, one of which has the shape of a scraper and micropolish consistent with usage on dry hide. However, the radiocarbon age of the site is unexpectedly old (between 27 and 30 thousand years ago), and thus may be important for understanding the timing of the peopling of America.

  2. Cuatro figuras de la música colombiana: Jairo Varela, Diomedes Díaz, Joe Arroyo y Carlos Vives, sus opciones musicales y los debates que sugieren

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    Petrit Baquero

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     En  ese sentido,  la música  popular puede  constituir la mejor  forma  de  expresar las realidades, vivencias,  los sueños,  las esperanzas y alternativas de vida, con lo cual, los criterios  que impone  la industria cultural  pueden también ser permeados desde abajo por esos localismos que irrumpen de manera permanente. Jairo Varela, Diomedes Díaz, Joe Arroyo y Carlos Vives representan a grandes artistas que, a su manera, transformaron la música colombiana al impulsar  distintos procesos  cuyos efectos se siguen viendo día a día.

  3. Los depositos de yeso intrasedimentario del arroyo El Siasgo, partidos de Monte y General Paz, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    N. V. Dangavs

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    Full Text Available El arroyo El Siasgo es un afluente del río Salado, situado en la región NE de la provincia de Buenos Aires. En su cuenca inferior, su curso recorta una gran depresión, remanente de una antigua cuenca de deflación colmatada, donde se desarrollaron, desde el Pleistoceno superior, diversos ambientes sedimentarios, principalmente acuáticos. Actualmente, se desarrolla, en esta depresión, un ambiente léntico temporario de 2.750 ha, dividido en dos cuerpos mediante un estrechamiento de la cubeta de 2 km de largo y 0,7 km de ancho. Al norte del estrechamiento se sitúa el cuerpo menor, denominado "La Cañada" y hacia el sur el mayor o "laguna del Siasgo". En los sedimentos clásticos hospedantes de este paleoambiente léntico múltiple aparece una importante acumulación de yeso intrasedimentario en distintos niveles estratigráficos (Formaciones Lobos, Luján y La Postrera I, cristalizado principalmente en tamaño arena, con diversidad de hábitos, texturas, fábricas y estructuras. Los sedimentos hospedantes del yeso son esencialmente fangos, cuya textura original se encuentra modificada por la presencia del mineral epigénico en fangos y limos arenosos e incluso en arenas fangosas. Este depósito yesífero abarca una superficie de 25,6 km², con un espesor medio de 2,15 m en el subambiente "del Siasgo" y de 0,91 m en "La Cañada". El volumen de sedimentos con yeso alcanza a 48 hm³ y la ley mineral mínima es 53,5% en la "laguna del Siasgo", con un total de 53.623.000 de toneladas de yeso impuro, mientras que en "La Cañada, con una ley media de 20,1 %, solamente alcanza a 1.361.000 toneladas de yeso impuro. Cabe señalar, que la baja ley del mineral en "La Cañada" descarta su aprovechamiento como recurso económico, mientras que el yeso presente en el subambiente "del Siasgo" es de alta potencialidad para su explotación, incluso en su valor mínimo. Estos yesos son el producto de la interacción de aguas superficiales y subterr

  4. The quantitative estimation of the vulnerability of brick and concrete wall impacted by an experimental boulder

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    Zhang, J.; Guo, Z. X.; Wang, D.; Qian, H.

    2016-02-01

    There is little historic data about the vulnerability of damaged elements due to debris flow events in China. Therefore, it is difficult to quantitatively estimate the vulnerable elements suffered by debris flows. This paper is devoted to the research of the vulnerability of brick and concrete walls impacted by debris flows. An experimental boulder (an iron sphere) was applied to be the substitute of debris flow since it can produce similar shape impulse load on elements as debris flow. Several walls made of brick and concrete were constructed in prototype dimensions to physically simulate the damaged structures in debris flows. The maximum impact force was measured, and the damage conditions of the elements (including cracks and displacements) were collected, described and compared. The failure criterion of brick and concrete wall was proposed with reference to the structure characteristics as well as the damage pattern caused by debris flows. The quantitative estimation of the vulnerability of brick and concrete wall was finally established based on fuzzy mathematics and the proposed failure criterion. Momentum, maximum impact force and maximum impact bending moment were compared to be the best candidate for disaster intensity index. The results show that the maximum impact bending moment seems to be most suitable for the disaster intensity index in establishing vulnerability curve and formula.

  5. Field evaluation of a two-dimensional hydrodynamic model near boulders for habitat calculation

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    Waddle, Terry

    2009-01-01

    Two-dimensional hydrodynamic models are now widely used in aquatic habitat studies. To test the sensitivity of calculated habitat outcomes to limitations of such a model and of typical field data, bathmetry, depth and velocity data were collected for three discharges in the vicinity of two large boulders in the South Platte River (Colorado) and used in the River2D model. Simulated depth and velocity were compared with observed values at 204 locations and the differences in habitat numbers produced by observed and simulated conditions were calculated. The bulk of the differences between simulated and observed depth and velocity values were found to lie within the likely error of measurement. However, the effect of flow simulation outliers on potential habitat outcomes must be considered when using 2D models for habitat simulation. Furthermore, the shape of the habitat suitability relation can influence the effects of simulation errors. Habitat relations with steep slopes in the velocity ranges found in similar study areas are expected to be sensitive to the magnitude of error found here. Comparison of habitat values derived from simulated and observed depth and velocity revealed a small tendency to under-predict habitat values.

  6. Field evaluation of a two-dimensinal hydrodynamic model near boulders for habitat calculation

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    Waddle, Terry

    2010-01-01

    Two-dimensional hydrodynamic models are now widely used in aquatic habitat studies. To test the sensitivity of calculated habitat outcomes to limitations of such a model and of typical field data, bathymetry, depth and velocity data were collected for three discharges in the vicinity of two large boulders in the South Platte River (Colorado) and used in the River2D model. Simulated depth and velocity were compared with observed values at 204 locations and the differences in habitat numbers produced by observed and simulated conditions were calculated. The bulk of the differences between simulated and observed depth and velocity values were found to lie within the likely error of measurement. However, the effect of flow simulation outliers on potential habitat outcomes must be considered when using 2D models for habitat simulation. Furthermore, the shape of the habitat suitability relation can influence the effects of simulation errors. Habitat relations with steep slopes in the velocity ranges found in similar study areas are expected to be sensitive to the magnitude of error found here. Comparison of habitat values derived from simulated and observed depth and velocity revealed a small tendency to under-predict habitat values.

  7. Fast Lemons and Sour Boulders: Testing Crossmodal Correspondences Using an Internet-Based Testing Methodology

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    Andy T. Woods

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    Full Text Available According to a popular family of hypotheses, crossmodal matches between distinct features hold because they correspond to the same polarity on several conceptual dimensions (such as active–passive, good–bad, etc. that can be identified using the semantic differential technique. The main problem here resides in turning this hypothesis into testable empirical predictions. In the present study, we outline a series of plausible consequences of the hypothesis and test a variety of well-established and previously untested crossmodal correspondences by means of a novel internet-based testing methodology. The results highlight that the semantic hypothesis cannot easily explain differences in the prevalence of crossmodal associations built on the same semantic pattern (fast lemons, slow prunes, sour boulders, heavy red; furthermore, the semantic hypothesis only minimally predicts what happens when the semantic dimensions and polarities that are supposed to drive such crossmodal associations are made more salient (e.g., by adding emotional cues that ought to make the good/bad dimension more salient; finally, the semantic hypothesis does not explain why reliable matches are no longer observed once intramodal dimensions with congruent connotations are presented (e.g., visually presented shapes and colour do not appear to correspond.

  8. Flatiron-Erie 115kV transmission line project, Larimer, Weld and Boulder Counties, Colorado

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    Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to uprate its existing 115-kV Flatiron-Erie transmission line. The line is located in Larimer, Weld and Boulder Counties, Colorado, and passes through the City of Longmont. The line connects Flatiron Substation and several of the substations supplying Longmont. It is a single circuit 115-kV line, 31.5 miles long, and was built in 1950-51 on a 75-foot wide right-of-way (ROW) using wood H-frame structures. Western proposes to build 27 new structures along the line, to replace or modify 45 of the existing structures and to remote 11 of them. Many of these additions and changes would involve structures that are approximately 5 to 15 feet taller than the existing ones. The existing conductors and ground wires would remain in place. The purpose of these actions would be to allow the power carrying capability of the line to be increased and to replace deteriorating/structural members. Western would be the sole participant in the proposed project. This report gives an analysis of the study area environment and the development of alternative routes. An assessment is presented of the impacts of the primary alternative routes. The environmental consequences of this project are addressed

  9. Evolución y dinámica de la barrera medanosa entre los arroyos Zabala y Claromecó, partidos de San Cayetano y Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires Evolution and dynamics of the dune bar of San Cayetano and Tres Arroyos counties, Buenos Aires

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    L.C. Cortizo

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    Full Text Available Se analiza un tramo del litoral sudeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires a través del análisis digital de fotografías del satélite Corona del año 1965 e imágenes del sensor Landsat TM (1999-2000. Datos complementarios concernientes a factores climáticos y morfología de playas fueron añadidos para el entendimiento de la dinámica eólica y de las formas medanosas resultantes. El proceso más importante fue la reducción en volumen de las formas medanosas reconocidas como semifijas y fijas al año 1965 (28% en la franja analizada de 70 x 3 km fundamentalmente por efectos del incremento en la humedad y reducción del aporte sedimentario. Se evidenció una variación en la dirección de los vientos predominantes del norte (1951-1960 al noroeste (1951-1990 que modificó la orientación de las crestas y favoreció la transición de médanos transversos barjanoides a parabólicos. La intensidad del viento del sector SO durante el período analizado fue el responsable de que las geoformas medanosas se mantengan en posición a expensas de una continua degradación. El efecto antrópico se ha centrado en la implantación de especies arbóreas para fijar las dunas así como para el desarrollo turístico (balnearios Claromecó, Orense y San Cayetano abarcando 50 Km² de una franja de 210 km²; aunque no hay efectos antrópicos que alteren la dinámica litoral. Se corroboró un aumento en las condiciones de humedad del suelo (aumento en las precipitaciones del 20% lo cual evidenció el rol de la vegetación en el control del campo de dunas.The coastal area of San Cayetano and Tres Arroyos counties was analyzed by mean of modern Landsat TM images (1999- 2000 and Corona satellite photographs of the year 1965. Data concerning climatic factors and beach morphology were added in order to understand aeolian dynamics and morphology of coastal dunes. The most important feature recognized was the reduction in volume of the dunes recognized as semi-fixed and

  10. Stable isotopic records of bleaching and endolithic algae blooms in the skeleton of the boulder forming coral Montastraea faveolata

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    Hartmann, A.C.; Carilli, J. E.; Norris, R. D.; Charles, C. D.; Deheyn, D. D.

    2010-01-01

    Within boulder forming corals, fixation of dissolved inorganic carbon is performed by symbiotic dinoflagellates within the coral tissue and, to a lesser extent, endolithic algae within the coral skeleton. Endolithic algae produce distinctive green bands in the coral skeleton, and their origin may be related to periods of coral bleaching due to complete loss of dinoflagellate symbionts or “paling” in which symbiont populations are patchily reduced in coral tissue. Stable carbon isotopes were a...

  11. Modelling boulder impacts on deformable layers: role of rolling and toppling

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    Dattola, Giuseppe; Crosta, Giovanni; di Prisco, Claudio

    2016-04-01

    Rockfalls are apparently simple processes where few or no blocks interactions occur. Nevertheless, the extreme variability in the type of interactions between falling block and ground surface or material make the modelling of this phenomenon extremely complicated. To model the trajectories followed by a block falling along a slope it is crucial the adoption of laws capable of simulating the changes in block energy content due to impacts. The numerical simulation of impacts is thus fundamental for modelling block trajectories, assessing the risk associated with rockfall events and for designing sheltering structures. In this work, an extension of the hybrid model BIMPAM (di Prisco and Vecchiotti, 2006) in which block rotation is taken into account by adding another degree of freedom, is illustrated. The rheological model is developed assuming a lumped mass method. The additional kinematics variable enables the model not only to follow a more realistic trajectory but also to take into account additional dissipative mechanisms, which, in absence of the rotation, are absolutely neglected. These mechanisms are the block toppling and rolling. In this contribution, these mechanisms are modelled by the macro-element concept, and the delayed plasticity theory introducing two plastic sliders whose behaviors are described via two elasto-plastic constitutive laws. In order to illustrate the potentiality of this new version of the model a numerical parametric analysis, concerning in-clined trajectories on horizontal strata, is illustrated. The numerical results demonstrate that, in this new model version, the dissipated energy is increased and that during the impact a boulder spin originates, even in case the initial motion of the block is purely translational. This is opening a new set of possibilities and applications for rock fall modelling.

  12. A Re-Evaluation of the Relativistic Redshift on Frequency Standards at NIST, Boulder, Colorado, USA

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    Pavlis, N. K.; Weiss, M. A.

    2014-12-01

    Primary frequency standards that realize the definition of the second based on the Caesium (Cs) atom are used to steer International Atomic Time. According to the theory of relativity, their frequency should be adjusted to that at which these would operate, if located on the geoid. Current best standards for the current definition of the second are approaching uncertainties of one part in 1016. Optical frequency standards however are now reaching uncertainties of few parts in 1018 and are expected to lead to a new definition of the second. Their performance requires centimetre-level geoid accuracy, in order to calculate accurately the redshift frequency offset necessary for their inter-comparison. We re-evaluated the relativistic redshift of the frequency standards at NIST in Boulder, Colorado, USA, based on a recent precise GPS survey of several benchmarks on the roof of the building where these are housed, and on global and local geoid models supported by data from the GRACE and GOCE missions, including EGM2008, USGG2009, and USGG2012. We also evaluated the redshift offset based on the published NAVD88 geopotential number of the levelling benchmark Q407, after estimating the bias of the NAVD88 datum at our specific location. We present and discuss the results that we obtained using different methods, and provide our current estimate of the redshift offset and of its accuracy, considering the main error sources contributing to the total error budget. We compare our current estimates to those published by Pavlis and Weiss in 2003, using the data and models that were available at that time. We also discuss the prospects of using inter-connected ultra-precise frequency standards for the direct determination of geoid height differences, which may provide in the not-too-distant future an alternative approach for the establishment of vertical datums and the independent verification of the accuracy of global and local geoid models.

  13. Cobble cam: Grain-size measurements of sand to boulder from digital photographs and autocorrelation analyses

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    Warrick, J.A.; Rubin, D.M.; Ruggiero, P.; Harney, J.N.; Draut, A.E.; Buscombe, D.

    2009-01-01

    A new application of the autocorrelation grain size analysis technique for mixed to coarse sediment settings has been investigated. Photographs of sand- to boulder-sized sediment along the Elwha River delta beach were taken from approximately 1??2 m above the ground surface, and detailed grain size measurements were made from 32 of these sites for calibration and validation. Digital photographs were found to provide accurate estimates of the long and intermediate axes of the surface sediment (r2 > 0??98), but poor estimates of the short axes (r2 = 0??68), suggesting that these short axes were naturally oriented in the vertical dimension. The autocorrelation method was successfully applied resulting in total irreducible error of 14% over a range of mean grain sizes of 1 to 200 mm. Compared with reported edge and object-detection results, it is noted that the autocorrelation method presented here has lower error and can be applied to a much broader range of mean grain sizes without altering the physical set-up of the camera (~200-fold versus ~6-fold). The approach is considerably less sensitive to lighting conditions than object-detection methods, although autocorrelation estimates do improve when measures are taken to shade sediments from direct sunlight. The effects of wet and dry conditions are also evaluated and discussed. The technique provides an estimate of grain size sorting from the easily calculated autocorrelation standard error, which is correlated with the graphical standard deviation at an r2 of 0??69. The technique is transferable to other sites when calibrated with linear corrections based on photo-based measurements, as shown by excellent grain-size analysis results (r2 = 0??97, irreducible error = 16%) from samples from the mixed grain size beaches of Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Thus, a method has been developed to measure mean grain size and sorting properties of coarse sediments. ?? 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  14. Restauración ecológica y paisajística del Arroyo de los Quiñones. San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid

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    Peinado Albendea, Pedro

    1996-04-01

    Full Text Available The restoration of the Arroyo (stream de los Quiñones (San Sebastián de los Reyes poses a problem whose solution consists in neutralizing the principal sources of its degradation. These sources are: waste water discharges, an urban solid waste dump, situated in the very bed of the stream, and the intensive aggregate extraction which made the stream itself disappear at various points. This article also deals with the recuperation of the surrounding wood in a natural and landscape-friendly way, which would facilitate the access and the walk along the sides of the stream. This would lead to the clearing of other areas of a high ecological value within this municipality.

    La restauración del Arroyo de los Quiñones (San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid plantea como problema resolver sus principales fuentes de degradación. Estas son los vertidos de aguas residuales, un vertedero de residuos sólidos urbanos ubicado en el cauce, y la intensiva extracción de áridos que ha llegado a hacer desaparecer el arroyo en diversas zonas. Posteriormente se plantea la recuperación del bosque ripario de una forma lo más natural paisajísticamente, facilitando el acceso y el paseo para des congestionar otras zonas de alto valor ecológico del término municipal.

  15. Caracterización morfométrica de la cuenca alta del arroyo Las Lajas, Córdoba: Un análisis estadístico

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    N. Doffo

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available En base a un análisis estadístico de los principales parámetros morfomé tricos, se hace una caracterización hidrológica de la cuenca alta del arroyo Las Lajas. En particular se discute la influencia de la estructura y litología sobre el diseño de la red de drenaje. La cuenca alta del arroyo Las Lajas drena una superficie aproximada de 41 km² y se desarrolla sobre un basamento plutónico-metamórfico del Precámbrico-Paleozoico superior. El relieve está conformado por serranías bajas, valles de fondo plano, con relleno aluvial y coluvial. La precipitación media anual es de 860 mm. La forma de la cuenca está parcialmente controlada por la Falla Las Lajas. Los parámetros morfométricos utilizados son: densidad de drenaje, frecuencia de cursos de primer orden, rugosidad de la cuenca, relación de bifurcación, relación de longitudes y relación de elongación. Estos se aplicaron a subcuencas de tercer orden, agrupadas en un sector oriental y otro occidental, delimitados por la Falla Las Lajas. De cada parámetro medido se obtuvieron estadísticos de posición y de dispersión y se realizaron, previa prueba de normalidad y de correlación, tests estadísticos, análisis de agrupamiento y factorial. El resultado no demuestra que exista un control litológico sobre el diseño de la red de drenaje. Un análisis de agrupamiento sobre las subcuencas indica una división en dos conjuntos que no muestran una relación obvia con la estructura ni la litología del sustrato.

  16. Evaluación de la vulnerabilidad del acuífero libre en la cuenca del arroyo El cura, Gualeguaychú, Entre ríos

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    Pamela Boujon

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    Full Text Available El trabajo analiza la cuenca del arroyo El Cura, ubicada al sur de la ciudad de Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, donde se encuentra el relleno sanitario municipal. Con el objetivo de evaluar la vulnerabilidad a la contaminación del acuífero libre, se estudió la geología y la hidrogeología del área. Se identificaron dos niveles loéssicos (Formaciones Hernandarias y Tezanos Pinto de edad pleistocena media y superior respectivamente, que contienen al acuífero freático. A partir de la piezometría, se pudo determinar el carácter efluente del arroyo, con dirección principal del flujo subterráneo de SO a NE y, gradientes hidráulicos regionales del orden de 0,0016. Pudo verificarse que la salinidad del agua subterránea se incrementa en esa dirección. Se observó una relación directa entre las unidades geomorfológicas definidas para la cuenca (PL, PA y TPRG y la química del agua subterránea, que evoluciona de bicarbonatada cálcica en PL a bicarbonatada sódica en PA y TPRG. La relación entre los niveles piezométricos y la hidroquímica subterránea permitieron inferir zonas de recarga y descarga. Se aplicaron tres metodologías (EKv, GOD y GODS para establecer áreas vulnerables a la contaminación y el grado de vulnerabilidad de la cuenca. El método más efectivo fue el GODS, obteniéndose tres grados de vulnerabilidad asociadas básicamente a las unidades geomorfológicas (alta para TPRG; moderada para PA y baja para PL, y a las litologías que las componen. Asimismo, pudo observarse que las áreas más vulnerables están asociadas con los niveles piezométricos más bajos.

  17. Economic Impacts from the Boulder County, Colorado, ClimateSmart Loan Program: Using Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing

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    Goldberg, M.; Cliburn, J. K.; Coughlin, J.

    2011-04-01

    This report examines the economic impacts (including job creation) from the Boulder County, Colorado, ClimateSmart Loan Program (CSLP), an example of Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The CSLP was the first test of PACE financing on a multi-jurisdictional level (involving individual cities as well as the county government). It was also the first PACE program to comprehensively address energy efficiency measures and renewable energy, and it was the first funded by a public offering of both taxable and tax-exempt bonds.

  18. Collaboration Between Environmental Water Chemistry Students and Hazardous Waste Treatment Specialists on the University of Colorado-Boulder Campus

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    Dittrich, T. M.

    2012-12-01

    The University of Colorado-Boulder is one of a few universities in the country that has a licensed Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF) for hazardous waste on campus. This facility, located on the bottom floor of the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) building, allows CU to more economically treat hazardous waste by enabling treatment specialists on staff to safely collect and organize the hazardous waste generated on campus. Hazardous waste is anything that contains a regulated chemical or compound and most chemicals used in engineering labs (e.g., acids, solvents, metal solutions) fall into this category. The EH&S staff is able to treat close almost 33% of the waste from campus and the rest is packed for off-site treatment at various places all over the country for disposal (e.g., Sauget, IL, Port Aurthor, TX). The CU-Boulder campus produced over 50 tons of hazardous waste in 2010 costing over $300,000 in off-campus expenses. The EH&S staff assigns one of over 50 codes to the waste which will determine if the waste can be treated on campus of must be shipped off campus to be disposed of. If the waste can be treated on campus, it will undergo one of three processes: 1) neutralization, 2) UV-ozone oxidation, or 3) ion exchange. If the waste is acidic but contains no heavy metals, the acid is neutralized with sodium hydroxide (a base) and can be disposed "down the drain" to the Boulder Wastewater Treatment Plant. If the waste contains organic compounds and no metals, a UV-ozone oxidation system is used to break down the organic compounds. Silver from photography wastewater can be removed using ion exchange columns. Undergraduate and graduate students worked with the hazardous waste treatment facility at the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) building on the CU-Boulder campus during the fall of 2011 and fall of 2012. Early in the semester, students receive a tour of the three batch treatment processes the facility is equipped with. Later in the

  19. Cleófilas and La Llorona: Latin Heroines Against Patriarchal Marginalisation in ‘El arroyo de la Llorona’, a Short Story by Sandra Cisneros

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    Luis fernando Gómez R

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the short story ‘El arroyo de la Llorona’ by female Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros. In it the main character, Cleófilas, is subject to social, emotional and economic dependence on her husband, according to the cultural constructs on female identity that are still relevant in Latin-American patriarchal societies. Due to her circumstances of complete marginalisation and domestic violence, Cleófilas chooses to avoid reality, and this avoidance not only costs her mental well-being,but also annuls her will to make changes to her suffocating life. Oppressed by a patriarchal system,Cleófilas develops an unusual interest in the Llorona legend and, through the remembrance of this myth, these two female figures become symbols of resistance and liberation. In the story, the Llorona ceases to be the denigrated woman tradition has always made her out to be, and becomes the image of a contemporary heroine capable of challenging radical patriarchal norms.

  20. La Preparación Física Profesional en tabaqueros de la Fábrica Serafín Sánchez Valdivia en Arroyo Blanco.

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    Luis Bécquer Quesada

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available La preparación física profesional es un proceso especializado y dirigido al desarrollo de las capacidades físicas, psíquicas y de hábitos motores en los trabajadores, lo que resulta imprescindible para elevar la efectividad y la capacidad de trabajo. Para el presente trabajo se elaboró un sistema de ejercicios (contracción muscular, flexibilidad para contribuir al mejoramiento de la preparación física profesional en los tabaqueros, de la fábrica Serafín Sánchez Valdivia en Arroyo Blanco. En esta investigación se tomó una población integrada por los 39 tabaqueros de la entidad y como muestra 10 de ellos, lo que representa el (25.64%. El Objeto de estudio de esta investigación es el Proceso de Preparación para la Salud de los Tabaqueros y como métodos se utilizó el Teórico (análisis-síntesis, histórico-lógico, inductivo-deductivo y Enfoque de sistema, Empíricos: la observación, encuesta, entrevista y Validación mediante consulta a especialistas.

  1. The southern hemisphere of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: Analysis of the preperihelion size-frequency distribution of boulders ≥7 m

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    Pajola, Maurizio; Lucchetti, Alice; Vincent, Jean-Baptiste; Oklay, Nilda; El-Maarry, Mohamed R.; Bertini, Ivano; Naletto, Giampiero; Lazzarin, Monica; Massironi, Matteo; Sierks, Holger; Barbieri, Cesare; Lamy, Philippe; Rodrigo, Rafael; Koschny, Detlef; Rickman, Hans; Keller, Horst U.; Agarwal, Jessica; A'Hearn, Michael F.; Barucci, Maria A.; Bertaux, Jean-Loup; Boudreault, Steve; Cremonese, Gabriele; Da Deppo, Vania; Davidsson, Björn; Debei, Stefano; De Cecco, Mariolino; Deller, Jakob; Fornasier, Sonia; Fulle, Marco; Gicquel, Adeline; Groussin, Olivier; Gutierrez, Pedro J.; Güttler, Carsten; Hofmann, Marc; Höfner, Sebastian; Hviid, Stubbe F.; Ip, Wing-Huen; Jorda, Laurent; Knollenberg, Jörg; Kramm, J.-Rainer; Kührt, Ekkehard; Küppers, Michael; La Forgia, Fiorangela; Lara, Luisa M.; Lee, Jui-Chi; Lin, Zhong-Yi; Lopez Moreno, Jose J.; Marzari, Francesco; Michalik, Harald; Mottola, Stefano; Preusker, Frank; Scholten, Frank; Thomas, Nicholas; Toth, Imre; Tubiana, Cecilia

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    Aims: We calculate the size-frequency distribution of the boulders on the southern hemisphere of comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P), which was in shadow before the end of April 2015. We compare the new results with those derived from the northern hemisphere and equatorial regions of 67P, highlighting the possible physical processes that lead to these boulder size distributions. Methods: We used images acquired by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) on 2 May 2015 at a distance of 125 km from the nucleus. The scale of this dataset is 2.3 m/px; the high resolution of the images, coupled with the favorable observation phase angle of 62°, provided the possibility to unambiguously identify boulders ≥7 m on the surface of 67P and to manually extract them with the software ArcGIS. We derived the size-frequency distribution of the illuminated southern hemisphere. Results: We found a power-law index of -3.6 ± 0.2 for the boulders on the southern hemisphere with a diameter range of 7-35 m. The power-law index is equal to the one previously found on northern and equatorial regions of 67P, suggesting that similar boulder formation processes occur in both hemispheres. The power-law index is related to gravitational events triggered by sublimation and/or thermal fracturing causing regressive erosion. In addition, the presence of a larger number of boulders per km2 in the southern hemisphere, which is a factor of 3 higher with respect to the northern hemisphere, suggests that the southernmost terrains of 67P are affected by a stronger thermal fracturing and sublimating activity, hence possibly causing larger regressive erosion and gravitational events.

  2. Avaliação do consumo alimentar residual em touros jovens da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i4.6464 Evaluation of residual feed intake in young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i4.6464

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    Ivone Yurika Mizubuti

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou as características: idade, peso, ganho de peso diário (GPD, ingestão de matéria seca (IMS, conversão alimentar (CA, eficiência alimentar (EA e consumo alimentar residual (CAR de tourinhos da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal (PDA. Foram utilizados 30 animais, inteiros, com idade inicial de 243,6±30,4 dias. Alimentos e sobras individuais foram quantificados diariamente. A classificação baseou-se no índice de prova de desempenho animal (IPDA. Para CAR não houve diferença (p > 0,05 entre a média dos grupos. As variáveis peso e GPD não foram correlacionadas com CAR. Houve alta correlação entre CAR e CA. EA e CA apresentaram correlação com CAR. O IPDA apresentou alta correlação com a IMS (r = 0,75. Comparado o CAR médio entre os tourinhos, observou-se que animais menos eficientes apresentaram IMS 27,7% superior aos animais mais eficientes. A variável IPDA não identificou os mais eficientes na utilização de alimentos, pois houve baixas correlações com CA, EA e CAR. Pode-se concluir que a seleção de tourinhos pelo IPDA elege os que ganham mais peso, porém estes apresentam maior IMS. É possível aprimorar a metodologia de seleção com a inclusão do CAR.This study evaluated the characteristics: age, weight, daily weight gain (DWG, dry matter intake (DMI, feed conversion (FC, feed efficiency (FE and residual feed intake (RFI of young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test. Thirty bulls, with initial age of 243.6±30.4 days were used. Dry Matter Intake (DMI was quantified daily for each animal. The animals were classified by the performance test index (PTI. RFI did not show differences (p > 0.05 among the averages of the groups. The variables weight and DWG were not correlated with RFI. There was high correlation between RFI and FC. FE and FC showed correlation with RFI. The PTI showed high correlation with DMI (r = 0.75. When comparing mean RFI among the bulls, it was

  3. Flujo de barro del arroyo del Comedero, Jujuy: caracterización, causas y efectos The mudflow of the Comedero stream, Jujuy: Characterization, causes and effects

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    Maria A González

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El 12 de Enero de 2010 un flujo de barro afectó un predio de esparcimiento con piletas de aguas termales en la localidad de Termas de Reyes, provincia de Jujuy. Este evento dejó 87 heridos y produjo grandes daños materiales. Las lluvias fueron las desencadenantes del movimiento del material a través de la quebrada del arroyo del Comedero. El depósito del flujo estuvo constituido por casi el 70% de grava, 20% de arena y 10% de limo arcilla y transportó trozos de materia orgánica y bloques mayores a 1 m³. Debido a la plasticidad del material, se lo clasificó como flujo de barro. La velocidad del movimiento se calculó usando un método empírico, coincidiendo su resultado con otros obtenidos en eventos cercanos. El volumen fue medido directamente en el campo, y calculado a través de ecuaciones enunciadas para flujos similares. Según los registros históricos de los depósitos de diferentes eventos ocurridos en la quebrada del arroyo del Comedero, esta se ubica en un rango de probabilidad muy alta de que se produzcan flujos. Con respecto a la clasificación de la magnitud del flujo de barro sobre el río Reyes, este pertenece a la clase con consecuencias potenciales de destrucción parcial de poblados, infraestructura de rutas y puentes, y bloqueo de quebradas. Los datos de velocidad, volumen y frecuencia calculados en este trabajo, que forman parte de la Carta de Peligrosidad Geológica Salta del SEGEMAR, son necesarios para el mapeo de peligrosidad, la programación de obras de infraestructura y la planificación territorial.The January 12th 2010 mudflow in the Comedero stream, Termas de Reyes, province of Jujuy, affected a hot springs recreational area causing 87 wounded people and severe material damage. This mass movement was triggered by sudden rainfall in the high sectors of the creek in Comedero stream. The resulting deposit was made up by approximately 70 % gravel, 20 % sand and 10 % lime-clay, and included transported wood

  4. Can erosion control structures in large dryland arroyo channels lead to resilient riparian and cienega restoration? Observations from LiDAR, monitoring and modeling at Rancho San Bernardino, Sonora, MX

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    DeLong, S.; Henderson, W. M.

    2012-12-01

    The use of erosion control structures to mitigate or even reverse erosion and to restore ecological function along dryland channels (arroyos and gullies) has led to a long list of both successful and failed restoration efforts. We propose that successful implementation of "engineering" approaches to fluvial restoration that include in-channel control structures require either a quantitative approach to design (by scientists and engineers), or intimate on-the-ground knowledge, local observation, and a commitment to adapt and maintain restoration efforts in response to landscape change (by local land managers), or both. We further propose that the biophysical interactions among engineering, sedimentation, flood hydrology and vegetation reestablishment are what determine resilience to destructive extreme events that commonly cause erosion control structure failure. Our insights come from comprehensive monitoring of a remarkable experiment underway at Ranch San Bernardino, Sonora, MX. At this site, private landowners are working to restore ecosystem function to riparian corridors and former cieñega wetlands using cessation of grazing; vegetation planting; upland grass restoration; large scale rock gabions (up to 100 m wide) to encourage local sediment deposition and water storage; and large earthen berms (up to 900 m wide) with cement spillways that form reservoirs that fill rapidly with water and sediment. Well-planned and managed erosion control structures have been used elsewhere successfully in smaller gully networks, but we are unaware of a comparable attempt to use gabions and berms for the sole purpose of ecological restoration along >10 km of arroyo channels draining watersheds on the order of ~400 km2 and larger. We present an approach to monitoring the efficacy of arroyo channel restoration using terrestrial and airborne LiDAR, remote sensing, streamflow monitoring, shallow groundwater monitoring, hydrological modeling and field observation. Our methods

  5. Análisis del control geológico en la torrencialidad del arroyo Las Lajas, Córdoba, a través de la modelización hidrológica

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    Nelso C. Doffo; Carlos F. Eric; Gustavo González Bonorino

    2010-01-01

    Se analiza la incidencia de factores litológicos, estructurales y bióticos en la respuesta hidrológica (torrencialidad) de una cuenca hídrica serrana aplicando el modelo matemático ARHymo. La cuenca alta del arroyo Las Lajas se encuentra en las sierras de Comechingones, entre 1.200 y 750 m s.n.m., con una superficie de 41 km2 y una red de drenaje de orden de Horton 6. La morfología de la cuenca está fuertemente controlada por la traza de la falla Las Lajas, una estructura de actividad recient...

  6. El depósito de sulfuros masivos polimetálicos de Arroyo Rojo, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina): Mineralogía, geoquímica y metalogenia

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    Biel Soria, Cecilia; Subías Pérez, Ignacio Ernesto; Acevedo, Rogelio Daniel

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    El objetivo de esta tesis es avanzar en el conocimiento de la geología y modelos de alteración hidrotermal de los yacimientos de sulfuros masivos de los Andes Fueguinos. Para ello se ha seleccionado el depósito de Arroyo Rojo, el más representativo del cinturón Río Encajado-Río Hambre (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina). Este depósito encaja en la parte volcánica y volcanoclástica de la Formación Lemaire, de edad jurásica media, compuesta de base a techo por: riolitas, dacitas, ignimbritas, tobas y...

  7. Restauración ecológica y paisajística del Arroyo de los Quiñones. San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid

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    Peinado Albendea, Pedro; Villafañe, Juan Pablo

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    The restoration of the Arroyo (stream) de los Quiñones (San Sebastián de los Reyes) poses a problem whose solution consists in neutralizing the principal sources of its degradation. These sources are: waste water discharges, an urban solid waste dump, situated in the very bed of the stream, and the intensive aggregate extraction which made the stream itself disappear at various points. This article also deals with the recuperation of the surrounding wood in a natural and landscape-friend...

  8. Judges of peace, masons and conservatives on Buenos Airesïcountryside. An approximation to the personal links on the south of the Buenos Airesïprovince (Tres Arroyos, 1865-1910 Jueces de paz, masones y conservadores en la campaña bonaerense: Una aproximación a las redes vinculares en el sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires [Tres Arroyos, 1865-1910

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to analyze the way in which Justice of the Peace was implemented in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, between 1865 and 1910, through the study of the subjects who acted in such capacity and the political framework in which they took part. The work was carried out taking into account one particular Justice of the Peace Office, the one located at Tres Arroyos County. On the one hand, the profile of the subjects who acted as Justices of the Peace is reconstructed so as to understand the logics guiding the appointment thereof. For this, research work is done in order to reconstruct their biographies associated to the different terms of office and local institutionalization. Then, two grouping modes that served as a relational basis for local individuals and that allowed to complete the explanation developed from individual biographies are identified: an initiation ritual-type network, as it was the case of masonry, and a local conservatism network, managed by local and powerful ranch and farm owners. Finally, it is observed if these networks had an influence on local justice administration. The sources used are several local commemorative albums, census data, local newspapers, criminal records brought before the Justice of the Peace in Tres Arroyos, the Copybook of the Justice of the Peace Office, and the Book of Records of Tres Arroyos Hiram Lodge.Este artículo se propone analizar la forma en que se implantó la Justicia de Paz en el interior de la provincia de Buenos Aires entre 1865 y 1910, a través del estudio de los sujetos que desempeñaron esa función y los entramados políticos en los que participaron. El mismo se ha realizado a partir del estudio de un Juzgado en particular, como fue el del partido de Tres Arroyos. Por un lado, se reconstruye el perfil de los sujetos que ejercieron el cargo de Jueces de Paz, con la intención de entender las lógicas que guiaron su designación. Para ello, se indaga en la

  9. Evaluación de la recarga natural al acuífero de la cuenca superior del arroyo Napostá Grande, provincia de Buenos Aires Natural recharge evaluation of the aquifer in the upper Arroyo Napostá Grande basin, province of Buenos Aires

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    Jorge C. Carrica

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca superior del arroyo Napostá Grande constituye un área de interés para la explotación del recurso hídrico subterráneo como fuente alternativa de abastecimiento de agua a núcleos urbanos de la región entre los que se encuentra la ciudad de Bahía Blanca. El acuífero freático del sector recibe recarga directa de la lluvia a través de la zona no saturada, recarga localizada en el piedemonte serrano y, en mucha menor cuantía, la indirecta por almacenamiento de banco durante las crecidas del arroyo. El objetivo del estudio es determinar cuantitativamente el valor de la recarga y cuales de los mencionados mecanismos son los más importantes, mediante el empleo de distintos métodos: balances hidrológicos diarios a escala de cuenca (programa Visual Balan y de suelo (programa Balshort, balance de cloruros entre el agua de lluvia y el agua de la capa freática y análisis de la curva de recesión de hidrogramas fluviales. Se concluye que la recarga pluvial, localizada en el piedemonte serrano, es la principal fuente de alimentación del acuífero y que, según el método de estimación empleado, la recarga total al acuífero se cifra entre un 7 y un 9% de la precipitación anual media.The upper river basin of Napostá Grande creek constitutes an area of interest for ground water exploitation as an alternative source of water supply to Bahía Blanca city and other urban nuclei of the region. The phreatic aquifer in this area receives direct rain recharge through the unsaturated zone, recharge located in the piedmont area and indirect recharge from bank storage during the streamflow peak in smaller quantity. The objective of the study is to determine quantitatively the recharge and the ranking of the mentioned mechanisms through different methods: daily hydrologic balance both on basin scale (Visual Balan program and soil (Balshort program; chloride balance between rainwater and groundwater and analysis of the hydrograph recession

  10. Coastal vulnerability to typhoon inundation in the Bay of Bangkok, Thailand? Evidence from carbonate boulder deposits on Ko Larn island

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    Terry, James P.; Jankaew, Kruawun; Dunne, Kieran

    2015-11-01

    At the head of the Gulf of Thailand, the subsiding Chao Phraya delta and adjacent low-lying coastlines surrounding the Bay of Bangkok are at risk of coastal flooding. Although a significant marine inundation event has not been experienced in historical times, this work identifies coastal depositional evidence for high-energy waves in the past. On Ko Larn island in eastern Bay of Bangkok, numerous coastal carbonate boulders (CCBs) were discovered at elevations up to 4+ m above sea level, the largest weighing over 1.3 tonnes. For the majority of CCBs, their karstified appearance bears testimony to long periods of immobility since original deposition, whilst their geomorphic settings on coastal slopes of coarse blocky talus is helpful in recognising lifting (saltation) as the probable mode of wave transport. In the absence of local tsunamigenic potential, these CCBs are considered to be prehistoric typhoon deposits, presumably sourced from fringing coral reefs by high-energy wave action. Application of existing hydrodynamic flow transport equations reveals that 4.7 m/s and 7.1 m/s are the minimum flow velocities required to transport 50% and 100% of the measured CCBs, respectively. Such values are consistent with cyclone-impacted coastlines studied elsewhere in the tropical Asia-Pacific region. Overall, the evidence of elevated carbonate boulder deposits on Ko Larn implies that typhoons before the modern record may have entered the Bay of Bangkok. The recurrence of a similar event in future would have the potential to cause damaging marine inundation on surrounding low-lying coastlines.

  11. Results of the Boulder Consultation: The Beginnings of a Technical Assistance Program for the Office of Environmental Education/USOE/HEW.

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    Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.

    In December 1977, the Office of Environmental Education (OEE) brought its fiscal year '77 grant recipients together in Boulder, Colorado, for a technical assistance consultation. The technical assistance responsibilities of OEE are mandated by the Environmental Education Act. Until this consultation, OEE had been giving its technical assistance on…

  12. Captive propagation, reproductive biology, and early life history of Etheostoma wapiti (Boulder Darter), E. vulneratum (Wounded Darter), and E. maculatum (Spotted Darter)

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    Ruble, Crystal L.; Rakes, Patrick L.; Shute, John R.; Welsh, Stuart

    2016-01-01

    Reproductive biology and early life-history data are important for understanding the ecology of fishes. In 2008, we conducted captive propagation studies on 3 species of darters of the subgenus Nothonotus: Etheostoma wapiti (Boulder Darter), E. vulneratum (Wounded Darter), and E. maculatum (Spotted Darter). The length of spawning period and associated range of water temperatures for the Wounded Darter exceeded that of the Spotted Darter and Boulder Darter. The mean number of eggs produced per female was lowest for Boulder Darter and highest in the Wounded Darter. The Boulder Darter had the highest percent of eggs hatched, the lowest percent larval to juvenile stage survivorship, and the lowest mean number of juveniles produced per female. Egg diameters at deposition and prior to hatch were smallest for the Spotted Darter. If reproductive biology and early lifehistory information from captive fishes represent that of wild populations, then the data obtained during this study are relevant to development and implementation of conservation and management plans for these closely related darter species.

  13. Petrología de la secuencia volcánica cenozoica en el área del arroyo Ranquil Huao: Meseta de Somún Curá. Patagonia Extraandina

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    M. B. Remesal

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available En el norte de la Patagonia extraandina, involucrando parte de las provincias geográficas de Río Negro y Chubut se extiende un amplio derrame basáltico tipo plateau. El valle del arroyo Ranquil Huao, en el sector austral del plateau, en las proximidades de la localidad de Telsen, expone una secuencia interesante y bastante completa de esa asociación volcánica cenozoica. En este corte es posible estudiar no sólo los flujos basálticos correspondientes a la Formación Somún Curá, sino también los derrames denominados Basalto La Mesada, incluidos en la Superunidad Quiñelaf y los depósitos tobáceos del Grupo Sarmiento. Los basaltos de la Formación Somún Curá presentan rasgos petrográficos y geoquímicos similares a los del Basalto La Mesada (Superunidad Quiñelaf. El flujo piroclástico que se intercala en la parte más alta de la Formación Somún Curá complementa la estratigrafía conocida para esta unidad. Las características de las basanitas aflorantes en el tramo medio del valle del arroyo Ranquil Huao permiten diferenciarlas de las rocas que constituyen las otras unidades basálticas en la secuencia.

  14. Environmental and climatic controls since the early XVth century in the palaeoflood records of a Mediterranean arroyo (Rambla de la Viuda, Spain)

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    Machado, M.; Benito, G.; Rico, M.; Sánchez-Moya, Y.; Sopeña, A.

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    The Rambla de la Viuda arroyo is a representative ephemeral stream of the western Mediterranean area (NE Spain), both in terms of its torrential regime and land use history. A total of 10 stratigraphic profiles were described, located in areas of prevailing deposition of suspended clay, silts and fine sands, during flood events, along the canyon margins. The sedimentary comprises continuous sequences of slackwater flood deposits interbeded with episodic coluvial and edaphic horizons. The radiocarbon dating indicates that most of these deposits accumulated over the last 500 years. The stratigraphic and edaphological characterisation of the slack-water flood deposits, coluvial units and palaeosols, was supported biominerals content analysis (phytoliths), geochemical and documentary data (written historical documents). A high frequency and high magnitude palaeoflood period took place during the XV-XVII centuries (Phase I), which seem to correlate in time with general wetter conditions (higher presence of C3 photosynthetic pathway Poaceae and ligneous plants). During Phase I two well-developed palaeosols can be identified, which could correspond in time with two wetter than normal periods during ca.1550-1620 AD and 1670-1700 AD. Minimum flood discharges between 2000 m3s-1 and 1400 m3s-1 were estimated for this Phase. Phase II was characterised by episodic high magnitude floods (estimated minimum discharges between 1000-350 m3s-1), interrupted by coluvial deposits. This phase seems to be correlated in time with a period of higher climatic variability and general dry conditions as it can be inferred from the analysis of the phytoliths content on fluvial and coluvial sediments. Major drier conditions have occurred during middle XVIII century, where phytoliths indicate the presence of a C4 grassland, with less than 5% of riparian and dycots plants. Phytoliths content in this maximum driest period were of 5x103 phytoliths per gram of sediment (Acid-insoluble Fraction

  15. Oncoides tipo Osagia en la Formación La Manga (Oxfordiano y su significado paleoecológico, arroyo La Vaina, Mendoza

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    R.M. Palma

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    Full Text Available Oncoides microbianos fueron encontrados en calizas del Oxfordiano de la Formación La Manga en la sección del Arroyo La Vaina, provincia de Mendoza. Los oncoides se presentan en packstones, floatstones-rudstones o dispersos en wackestones. Presentan formas elípticas, ameboidales y esféricas. Se reconocieron diferentes tipos de oncoides de acuerdo a las características de sus envolturas: (1 laminaciones micríticas, (2 laminaciones grumosas, y (3 laminaciones con organismos incrustantes. Sus núcleos están representados por fragmentos de moluscos, equinoideos, peloides e intraclastos. La envoltura sigue la forma del núcleo en la zona interna de la corteza. Sin embargo, en las zonas externas, la laminación contiene organismos incrustantes dominados por nubeculáridos y serpúlidos. Algunos oncoides, especialmente las formas ameboidales y elípticas, están caracterizados por múltiples núcleos, representados por oncoides pequeños. Los oncoides aparecen conjuntamente con bivalvos, equinodermos, foraminíferos y serpúlidos. La fauna indica condiciones someras, tranquilas, y la excelente preservación de los equinodermos sugiere mínimo transporte antes del enterramiento. Los oncoides crecieron en un ambiente marino normal, en el sector submareal, de aguas someras, con agitación leve a moderada. El limitado rolido en el crecimiento de los oncoides probablemente fue acompañado por corrientes intermitentes que reorientaron los oncoides paralelos a la estratificación. La laminación discontinua con organismos incrustantes refleja períodos de no agitación y litificación que facilitaron el crecimiento de organismos incrustantes sobre oncoides estáticos durante un período de baja tasa de sedimentación. La depositación de calizas con oncoides ocurrió durante la somerización del intervalo carbonático, asociada con la emersión, exposición subaérea y desarrollo de un paleokarst, como consecuencia de fluctuaciones relativas del nivel

  16. The effect of variable discharge on the inorganic chemistry downstream of a waste water treatment plant, Boulder Creek, Colorado

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    Antweiler, R. C.; Writer, J. H.; Murphy, S. F.

    2012-12-01

    Researchers investigating the effect of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent on streams often assume that the magnitude of this effect is constant over time. However, discharge of WWTP effluent frequently follows a distinctive diel pattern. WWTP effluent discharge into Boulder Creek, Colorado, for example, varies by almost 200% over the course of a day. Due to this variation, downstream concentrations of chloride, boron and gadolinium (commonly used "conservative tracers") exhibit major changes over a 24-hour period. In order to determine how effluent discharge variability affects stream chemistry, we performed an evaluation of discharge and inorganic chemistry of the City of Boulder's WWTP and Boulder Creek upstream and downstream of the WWTP (representing a 5.4-km reach). Sodium bromide and Rhodamine WT were used to confirm that the same parcel of water was sampled as it moved downstream. The behavior of inorganic constituents fell into three distinct categories, showing conservative behavior, in-stream loss, or in-stream gain. Accounting for variable effluent discharge, the following inorganic constituents behaved conservatively: Cl, SO4, HCO3, F, B, Ba, Ca, Gd, K, Mg, Rb, Co, Cu, Mo, NO3, P and PO4, Sb, SiO2, Sr and Zn. Inorganic compounds which showed evidence of in-stream loss were Bi, Cr, Cs, Ga, Ge, Hg, Se, and Sn. For these elements, the typical pattern was an almost immediate loss: by the time the water had traveled to the first downstream sampling site, 2.3-km below the WWTP, in-stream reactions appeared to have ceased, and a constant flux was observed at all subsequent sites. We speculate that the near-immediate rates represent precipitation and/or adsorption caused by the change in pH and temperature of the mixing zone. Inorganic constituents that showed evidence of in-stream gain were: Al, As, Cd, Fe, I, Li, Mn, Nb, Pb, Re, Th, U, V, W, and all the rare-earth elements (except Gd). As with the in-stream loss group, most of the reactions occurred

  17. High Spatial Resolution 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of Impact Melt Breccias from Apollo 17 Boulders at Stations 2, 6, and 7

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    Mercer, C. M.; Hodges, K. V.; Jolliff, B. L.; Van Soest, M. C.; Wartho, J. A.; Weirich, J. R.

    2015-12-01

    Several boulders located at the bases of the North and South Massifs were among the primary field targets of the Apollo 17 mission to the Taurus-Littrow Valley on the Moon [1]. Some boulders are polylithologic, including Boulder 1 at Station 2 and the boulders at Stations 6 and 7. These boulders were the subjects of consortium studies [2, 3] that included 40Ar/39Ar geochronology to determine the ages of distinct lithologies within each boulder [e.g., 4-6]. We report new 40Ar/39Ar data for the impact melt breccias 72255, 76315, 77075, and 77135 obtained using the UV laser ablation microprobe (UVLAMP) methods of [7]. For 72255, we obtained a preliminary isochron date ca. 3814 Ma from 22 melt analyses, which is younger than published plateau dates (e.g., 3951-3835 Ma [4, 8]). Fifteen melt analyses of 76315 yield a preliminary isochron date ca. 3850 Ma, younger than the 3900 ± 16 Ma date reported by [8]. Melt analyses of 77075 yield preliminary dates between ca. 3797-3584 Ma, possibly reflecting partial loss of 40Ar. In this case, the oldest date may provide a minimum age for the formation of melt in 77075. Finally, the UVLAMP dates for the 77135 melt range from 3810-3361 Ma and corresponding Ca/K ratios range from ca. 100-6. Electron microprobe analyses of small (ca. 10s of microns wide) pockets of K-rich materials show that both K-rich glass and K-feldspar are present. The UVLAMP dates for 77135 likely reflect spatially variable 40Ar loss, consistent with published step heating results [e.g., 6]. References: [1] Schmitt (1973) Science, 182, 681-690. [2] Ryder (1993). Catalog of Apollo 17 Rocks: Volume 1 - Stations 2 and 3 (South Massif). LPI. [3] Ryder (1993). Catalog of Apollo 17 Rocks: Volume 4 - North Massif. LPI. [4] Leich et al. (1975) The Moon, 14, 407-444. [5] Cadogan & Turner (1976). LPSC, 7, 2267-2285. [6] Stettler et al. (1978). LPSC, 9, 1113-1115. [7] Mercer et al. (2015) Sci. Adv., 1, e1400050. [8] Dalrymple & Ryder (1996). JGR, 101, 26069-26084.

  18. Stable isotopic records of bleaching and endolithic algae blooms in the skeleton of the boulder forming coral Montastraea faveolata

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    Hartmann, A. C.; Carilli, J. E.; Norris, R. D.; Charles, C. D.; Deheyn, D. D.

    2010-12-01

    Within boulder forming corals, fixation of dissolved inorganic carbon is performed by symbiotic dinoflagellates within the coral tissue and, to a lesser extent, endolithic algae within the coral skeleton. Endolithic algae produce distinctive green bands in the coral skeleton, and their origin may be related to periods of coral bleaching due to complete loss of dinoflagellate symbionts or “paling” in which symbiont populations are patchily reduced in coral tissue. Stable carbon isotopes were analyzed in coral skeletons across a known bleaching event and 12 blooms of endolithic algae to determine whether either of these types of changes in photosynthesis had a clear isotopic signature. Stable carbon isotopes tended to be enriched in the coral skeleton during the initiation of endolith blooms, consistent with enhanced photosynthesis by endoliths. In contrast, there were no consistent δ13C patterns directly associated with bleaching, suggesting that there is no unique isotopic signature of bleaching. On the other hand, isotopic values after bleaching were lighter 92% of the time when compared to the bleaching interval. This marked drop in skeletal δ13C may reflect increased kinetic fractionation and slow symbiont recolonization for several years after bleaching.

  19. Flash Flood Risks and Warning Decisions: A Mental Models Study of Forecasters, Public Officials, and Media Broadcasters in Boulder, Colorado.

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    Morss, Rebecca E; Demuth, Julie L; Bostrom, Ann; Lazo, Jeffrey K; Lazrus, Heather

    2015-11-01

    Timely warning communication and decision making are critical for reducing harm from flash flooding. To help understand and improve extreme weather risk communication and management, this study uses a mental models research approach to investigate the flash flood warning system and its risk decision context. Data were collected in the Boulder, Colorado area from mental models interviews with forecasters, public officials, and media broadcasters, who each make important interacting decisions in the warning system, and from a group modeling session with forecasters. Analysis of the data informed development of a decision-focused model of the flash flood warning system that integrates the professionals' perspectives. Comparative analysis of individual and group data with this model characterizes how these professionals conceptualize flash flood risks and associated uncertainty; create and disseminate flash flood warning information; and perceive how warning information is (and should be) used in their own and others' decisions. The analysis indicates that warning system functioning would benefit from professionals developing a clearer, shared understanding of flash flood risks and the warning system, across their areas of expertise and job roles. Given the challenges in risk communication and decision making for complex, rapidly evolving hazards such as flash floods, another priority is development of improved warning content to help members of the public protect themselves when needed. Also important is professional communication with members of the public about allocation of responsibilities for managing flash flood risks, as well as improved system-wide management of uncertainty in decisions. PMID:25988286

  20. Health hazard evaluation report HETA 86-157-1678, Stag Dental Clinic, Boulder, Colorado. [Nitrous oxide exposure

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    Gunter, B.J.

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    Employees of the Stag Dental Clinic, Boulder, Colorado requested an evaluation of nitrous oxide exposure during dental procedures. Direct reading measurements taken in the dental operatory immediately after nitrous oxide was administered showed levels exceeding 1000 parts per million (ppm) in the breathing zone of the dentist and his assistant. The levels remained high throughout the 1-hour procedure. The level of nitrous oxide in the hallway outside the operatory was 300 ppm and that in the adjacent operatory, 150 ppm (background). General-room air in the operatory in use was 800 ppm nitrous oxide. Levels of nitrous oxide decreased to 50 ppm 1.5 hours after the gas was turned off. The current NIOSH recommended time weighted average is 25 ppm. The author concludes that a health hazard existed at the dental office due to high exposures of nitrous oxide. It was recommended that a scavenging system should be installed. Recommendations also include routine maintenance on anesthetic and suction equipment, a follow-up evaluation after the exhaust systems have been in place, advising all dentists and other personnel in the clinic of the adverse health effects due to nitrous oxide, and use of more dilution ventilation.

  1. Análisis de los cambios morfológicos y morfodinámicos del arroyo El cano (Córdoba en la última centuria: factores de control, causas e implicancias ambientales

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    Leandro Magnante

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El arroyo El Cano, afluente del Tegua, drena la vertiente oriental de la Sierra de Comechingones y planicie pampeana adyacente (Córdoba, donde la presión antrópica es creciente. En este trabajo se analizan sus variaciones morfológicas-morfodinámicas en la última centuria, los factores de control, las causas e implicancias ambientales. La metodología incluyó: mapeo geológico-geomorfológico e hidrográfico; análisis histórico evolutivo del canal; monitoreo de geoindicadores morfológicos y sedimentológicos y zonificación del canal según su comportamiento. El clima regional es templado-subhúmedo, la precipitación media anual varía entre 830-950 mm, y exhibe una tendencia ascendente en las últimas décadas. Geológicamente el área está conformada por megabloques de basamento, cubiertos en la zona extraserrana por secuencias cuaternarias, eólicas y fluviales (paleored de drenaje de edad pleistocena, diferencialmente diagenizadas. El arroyo es permanente en la sierra y efímero en la llanura (caudal= 0,08 a 200 m3/s, estiaje y crecidas, respectivamente. El canal es rectilíneo (sinuosidad=1,02-1,22, el gradiente varía entre 0,4 - 0,72% y la relación ancho-profundidad entre 1 y 30. En el lecho dominan materiales areno-gravosos mal seleccionados y, en tramos, secuencias cementadas. Integrando esta información surge que: 1 el arroyo El Cano se integró a la cuenca del Tegua a fines de la década del '50-inicio del '60, por erosión retrocedente, desbordes y extensión del canal; 2 la distribución espacial de estos procesos estuvo controlada por la estructura y la paleored pleistocena, mientras que su ritmo y morfologías resultantes, por la litología; 3 el clima es la principal causa de integración (crecidas extraordinarias/años más húmedos, potenciado por actividades humanas; 4 la red aún está desajustada, reconociéndose cinco segmentos de diferente comportamiento morfodinámico.

  2. Stable isotopic records of bleaching and endolithic algae blooms in the skeleton of the boulder forming coral Montastraea faveolata

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    Hartmann, A.C.; Carilli, J. E.; Norris, R. D.; Charles, C. D.; Deheyn, D. D.

    2010-01-01

    Within boulder forming corals, fixation of dissolved inorganic carbon is performed by symbiotic dinoflagellates within the coral tissue and, to a lesser extent, endolithic algae within the coral skeleton. Endolithic algae produce distinctive green bands in the coral skeleton, and their origin may be related to periods of coral bleaching due to complete loss of dinoflagellate symbionts or ‘‘paling’’ in which symbiont populations are patchily reduced in coral tissue. Stable carbon isotopes were...

  3. Effects of Controllable Blasting Variables on Number of Boulders Generated after Blasting in Ratcon and NSCE Quarries, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

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    Abiodun Ismail LAWAL; Akande Jide Muili

    2013-01-01

    The research work examines the effects of controllable blasting variables on number of boulders generated after blasting. The objective of the research was achieved through collection of data related to blasting which are drill hole depth, drill hole diameter, burden, spacing, average charge per hole, and specific charge. The collected data were analysed statistically using both Microsoft Excel Software and SPSS Software. The result of the analysis reveals that all the input controllable blas...

  4. Geomorphology and weathering characteristics of erratic boulder trains on Tierra del Fuego, southernmost South America: Implications for dating of glacial deposits

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    Darvill, Christopher M.; Bentley, Michael J.; Stokes, Chris R.

    2015-01-01

    Erratic boulder trains (EBTs) are a useful glacial geomorphological feature because they reveal former ice flow trajectories and can be targeted for cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating. However, understanding how they are transported and deposited is important because this has implications for palaeoglaciological reconstructions and the pre-exposure and/or erosion of the boulders. In this study, we review previous work on EBTs, which indicates that they may form subglacially or supraglacially but that large angular boulders transported long distances generally reflect supraglacial transport. We then report detailed observations of EBTs from Tierra del Fuego, southernmost South America, where their characteristics provide a useful framework for the interpretation of previously published cosmogenic nuclide exposure dates. We present the first comprehensive map of the EBTs and analyse their spatial distribution, size, and physical appearance. Results suggest that they were produced by one or more supraglacial rock avalanches in the Cordillera Darwin and were then transported supraglacially for 100 s of kilometres before being deposited. Rock surface weathering analysis shows no significant difference in the weathering characteristics of a sequence of EBTs, previously hypothesized to be of significantly different age (i.e., different glacial cycles). We interpret this to indicate that the EBTs are much closer in age than previous work has implied. This emphasises the importance of understanding EBT formation when using them for cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating.

  5. Effects of Controllable Blasting Variables on Number of Boulders Generated after Blasting in Ratcon and NSCE Quarries, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

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    Abiodun Ismail LAWAL

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The research work examines the effects of controllable blasting variables on number of boulders generated after blasting. The objective of the research was achieved through collection of data related to blasting which are drill hole depth, drill hole diameter, burden, spacing, average charge per hole, and specific charge. The collected data were analysed statistically using both Microsoft Excel Software and SPSS Software. The result of the analysis reveals that all the input controllable blasting variables which are drill hole diameter (X1, drill hole depth (X2, hole spacing (X3, burden (X4, average charge per hole (X5, specific charge(X6 that participated as independent variables in the models are found to be significant and the R2 values obtained from the graph show a very strong correlation between the number of boulders generated after blasting and the input variables except that of drill hole diameter which shows a very weak correlation. The equation generated using the SPSS could be used to determine number of boulders generated after blasting.

  6. Composition and structure of aquatic insect assemblages of Yungas mountain cloud forest streams in NW Argentina Composición y estructura de asociaciones de insectos acuáticos de arroyos de selva nublada de Yungas del NO Argentino

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    Natalia Von Ellenrieder

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Thirty three lotic environments in the Yungas mountain cloud forest of NW Argentina were sampled both in undisturbed forest areas and sites altered by human activities. Aquatic insects of 143 taxa in 55 families were collected. Cluster analysis suggested altitude as one of the main structuring variables of aquatic insect communities in these streams, and its importance was confirmed by non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMS; the environmental parameters measured that were best correlated with the ordination were altitude, water temperature, latitude and channel variables (width, percentage of large and small woody debris, of undercut banks, cobble and coarse gravel. Multi response permutation procedures (MRPP showed streams in well preserved areas to significantly differ in their composition from streams in disturbed areas. Proportion of Elmidae and of Plecoptera individuals and number of Trichoptera taxa were the biological metrics best correlated with the local disturbance gradient, suggesting that an 'ElPT' index could be a useful component in the evaluation of the ecological status of these environments. Indicator species analyses identified some potential indicators of stream condition and disturbance factors affecting these streams.Treinta y tres ambientes lóticos en las selvas nubladas de montaña de las Yungas del NO Argentino, fueron muestreados tanto en ambientes no modificados como alterados por actividades humanas. Insectos acuáticos de 143 taxones en 55 familias fueron colectados. El análisis de agrupamientos sugirió que la altura es una de las variables principales en la estructuración de las comunidades de insectos en estos arroyos, y la importancia de esta variable fue confirmada mediante un ordenamiento no-métrico multi-dimensional (NMS; los parámetros ambientales que mejor se correlacionaron con la ordenación fueron: altura, temperatura del agua, latitud y variables del canal (ancho, porcentaje de detritos le

  7. Dieta y ecomorfología de la ictiofauna del arroyo Manantiales, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina Diet and ecomorphology of the ichthyofauna of Manantiales stream, Buenos Aires province, Argentina

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    Eduardo M Fernández; Ricardo A Ferriz; Cristina A Bentos; Guillermo R. López

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    Se estudio la correlación entre dieta y morfología de 19 especies de peces del arroyo Manantiales, cabecera del río samborombón, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Las especies fueron clasificadas en cuatro grupos tróficos: carnívoros, omnívoros, insectívoros y detritívoros- alguívoros. Se analizaron 12 atributos ecomor-fológicos relacionados con el uso del hábitat y la alimentación con el fin de distinguir patrones ecomorfológicos de las especies y de las especies con el alimento consumid...

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

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

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

  9. Características del permafrost costero (criopeg con el uso de técnicas geoeléctricas, arroyo Díaz, isla Marambio, península Antártica

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    Adrián Silva Busso

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En las áreas costeras del norte de la península Antártica el permafrost suele poseer contenidos diferentes de hielo e incluso ausencia del mismo intercalando aguas dulces, salobres y salinas. Estos horizontes pueden estar estratificados entre sí con niveles que contienen hielo en diferente proporción. Esta zona particular del permafrost costero se conoce como criopeg y da lugar a un contraste resistivo natural que facilita el estudio de los procesos geocriológicos e hidrogeológicos mediante el uso de métodos geoeléctricos 1D y 2D, que pueden ser interpretados en conjunto con el análisis de ciertos parámetros de la dinámica costera. Se ha elegido como zona de estudio la costa de la bahía López de Bertodano, entre la desembocadura del arroyo Díaz y cabo Bodman en la isla Marambio. La misma es una costa dominada por mareas de hasta dos metros de amplitud donde predomina el material limos arcilloso proveniente de la erosión de los afloramientos de la isla. Las sondeos geoeléctricos estudiados permiten observar niveles resistivos superficiales de la capa activa con valores que oscilan entre 45- 75 ohm.m en zonas donde no ingresa la marea y valores entre 8 - 15 ohm.m en las zonas intermareales. Los mismos son muy discontinuos arealmente y en profundidad, al menos en los primeros 30 metros, y en superficie coinciden con los sectores intermareales y los valores resistivos más elevados se encuentran a mayor profundidad. Una interpretación posible es el efecto de la infiltración de agua salina del mar y su posterior mezcla con el hielo del permafrost coincidentemente en una zona de discontinuidad geológica como lo es el arroyo Díaz.

  10. Periglacial Slope Deposits and Saprolites Controlling Water Discharge. Examples From the Bavarian Forest, Germany and Boulder Creek (CZO), Colorado, USA

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    Huber, J.; Huerkamp, K.; Voelkel, J.; Leopold, M.

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    investigations in the Colorado Front Range at Boulder.

  11. Comparison of modeled NmE with NmE measured by the Boulder ionosonde near the spring equinox.

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    Pavlov, Anatoli; Pavlova, Nadezhda

    We present a comparison of the E-layer peak electron number densities, NmE, measured by the Boulder ionosonde during geomagnetically quiet conditions on 10 April 1996 at low solar activity, 2 April 1993 and 9 April 1978 during moderate solar activity conditions, and 10 April 1991 at high solar activity with numerical theoretical model calculations of NmE. Based on this comparison, the modified EUVAC model solar flux is necessary to increase by a factor of 2 at moderate and high solar activity in the wavelength range of 3.2-7.0 nm. If O (+) ( (4) S), O (+) ( (2) D), O (+) ( (2) P), and N (+) ions are not calculated, the value of NmE is decreased up to a factor of 1.12 at solar minimum and up to a factor of 1.23 for the moderate and high solar activity conditions. The production of N _{2} (+) ions by photoelectron-impact ionization of N _{2} increases the value of NmE up to a factor of 1.18 at low solar activity and up to a factor of 1.33 for the moderate and high solar activity levels. The increase in NmE due to the production of O _{2} (+) ions by photoelectron-impact ionization of O _{2} does not exceed 4 percent. A difference between the calculated electron, T _{e}, and neutral, T _{n}, temperatures is less than 1, 4, 20, 70, and 145 K at 105, 110, 120, 130, and 140 km altitude, respectively. Changes in NmE caused by this difference between T _{e} and T _{n} are negligible.

  12. Comparison of NmE measured by the boulder ionosonde with model predictions near the spring equinox

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    Pavlov, A. V.; Pavlova, N. M.

    2013-09-01

    We present a comparison of the E-layer peak electron number densities, NmE, measured by the Boulder ionosonde during geomagnetically quiet conditions on 10 April 1996 at low solar activity, 2 April 1993 and 9 April 1978 during moderate solar activity conditions, and 10 April 1991 at high solar activity with numerical theoretical model calculations of NmE. Based on this comparison, the EUVAC model solar flux is necessary to increase by a factor of 2 at moderate and high solar activity in the wavelength range of 3.2-7.0 nm. If O+(4S), O+(2D), O+(2P), and N+ ions are not calculated, the value of NmE is decreased up to a factor of 1.12 at solar minimum and up to a factor of 1.23 for the moderate and high solar activity conditions. The production of N2+ ions by photoelectron-impact ionization of N2 increases the value of NmE up to a factor of 1.18 at low solar activity and up to a factor of 1.33 for the moderate and high solar activity levels. The increase in NmE due to the production of O2+ ions by photoelectron-impact ionization of O2 does not exceed 4%. A difference between the calculated electron, Te, and neutral, Tn, temperatures is less than 1, 4, 20, 70, and 145 K at 105, 110, 120, 130, and 140 km altitude, respectively. Changes in NmE caused by this difference between Te and Tn are negligible.

  13. Trends and variability of midlatitude stratospheric water vapour deduced from the re-evaluated Boulder balloon series and HALOE

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    M. Scherer

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    Full Text Available This paper presents an updated trend analysis of water vapour in the lower midlatitude stratosphere from the Boulder balloon-borne NOAA frostpoint hygrometer measurements and from the Halogen Occulation Experiment (HALOE. Two corrections for instrumental bias are applied to homogenise the frostpoint data series, and a quality assessment of all soundings after 1991 is presented. Linear trend estimates based on the corrected data for the period 1980–2000 are up to 40% lower than previously reported. Vertically resolved trends and variability are calculated with a multi regression analysis including the quasi-biennal oscillation and equivalent latitude as explanatory variables. In the range of 380 to 640 K potential temperature (≈14 to 25 km, the frostpoint data from 1981 to 2006 show positive linear trends between 0.3± 0.3 and 0.7±0.1%/yr. The same dataset shows trends between −0.2±0.3 and 1.0±0.3%/yr for the period 1992 to 2005. HALOE data over the same time period suggest negative trends ranging from −1.1±0.2 to −0.1±0.1%/yr. In the lower stratosphere, a rapid drop of water vapour is observed in 2000/2001 with little change since. At higher altitudes, the transition is more gradual, with slowly decreasing concentrations between 2001 and 2007. This pattern is consistent with a change induced by a drop of water concentrations at entry into the stratosphere. Previously noted differences in trends and variability between frostpoint and HALOE remain for the homogenised data. Due to uncertainties in reanalysis temperatures and stratospheric transport combined with uncertainties in observations, no quantitative inference about changes of water entering the stratosphere in the tropics could be made with the mid latitude measurements analysed here.

  14. Integrating Infrastructure-Relevant Climate Projections into City Planning: Learning from Boulder CO, Austin TX and Washington DC

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    Stoner, A. M. K.; Hayhoe, K.

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    Over the coming century, climate change has the potential to impact infrastructure in many different ways, particularly in population-dense areas that depend on transportation and built environments. Many of these impacts may occur via changes in the frequency and magnitude of extremes: high and low temperature, heat waves, precipitation, coastal flooding, and storm events. Having a better idea of how the climate might change locally, both within the near future as well as toward the end of the century, can give city planners and engineers guidance when designing new structures and when repairing and fortifying existing components of buildings, bridges, highways, sewers, ports, etc. However, the type of event and the amount of damages that may be incurred are often highly specific to a given location. Over the last 10 years, we have worked with a broad range of cities, states, non-profit organizations, and federal agencies to integrate climate projections into ongoing resiliency, sustainability, and management processes. Drawing on that experience, we describe the broad steps in assimilating climate information into existing decision-making frameworks relevant to most applications, as well as highlighting many of the unique aspects of these analyses using examples from our most recent work with three very different cities - Austin TX, Boulder CO and Washington DC. From initial conversations with local experts to identify relevant thresholds to final integration of projected changes into the planning processes of these cities, these case studies highlight the utility of including future climate projections into infrastructure planning, the challenges to doing so, and the over-arching importance of communication and interaction between infrastructure experts, engineers, and scientists.

  15. Trends and variability of midlatitude stratospheric water vapour deduced from the re-evaluated Boulder balloon series and HALOE

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    M. Scherer

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an updated trend analysis of water vapour in the lower midlatitude stratosphere from the Boulder balloon-borne NOAA frostpoint hygrometer measurements and from the Halogen Occulation Experiment (HALOE. Two corrections for instrumental bias are applied to homogenise the frostpoint data series, and a quality assessment of all soundings after 1991 is presented. Linear trend estimates based on the corrected data for the period 1980–2000 are up to 40% lower than previously reported. Vertically resolved trends and variability are calculated with a multi regression analysis including the quasi-biennal oscillation and equivalent latitude as explanatory variables. In the range of 380 to 640 K potential temperature (≈14 to 25 km, the frostpoint data from 1981 to 2006 show positive linear trends between 0.3±0.3 and 0.7±0.1%/yr. The same dataset shows trends between −0.2±0.3 and 1.0±0.3%/yr for the period 1992 to 2005. HALOE data over the same time period suggest negative trends ranging from −1.1±0.2 to −0.1±0.1%/yr. In the lower stratosphere, a rapid drop of water vapour is observed in 2000/2001 with little change since. At higher altitudes, the transition is more gradual, with slowly decreasing concentrations between 2001 and 2007. This pattern is consistent with a change induced by a drop of water concentrations at entry into the stratosphere. Previously noted differences in trends and variability between frostpoint and HALOE remain for the homogenised data. Due to uncertainties in reanalysis temperatures and stratospheric transport combined with uncertainties in observations, no quantitative inference about changes of water entering the stratosphere in the tropics could be made with the mid latitude measurements analysed here.

  16. Análisis del control geológico en la torrencialidad del arroyo Las Lajas, Córdoba, a través de la modelización hidrológica Analysis of the geological control on the Arroyo Las Lajas, Cordoba, flashiness through an hydrological modeling

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    Nelso C. Doffo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la incidencia de factores litológicos, estructurales y bióticos en la respuesta hidrológica (torrencialidad de una cuenca hídrica serrana aplicando el modelo matemático ARHymo. La cuenca alta del arroyo Las Lajas se encuentra en las sierras de Comechingones, entre 1.200 y 750 m s.n.m., con una superficie de 41 km2 y una red de drenaje de orden de Horton 6. La morfología de la cuenca está fuertemente controlada por la traza de la falla Las Lajas, una estructura de actividad reciente que separa un sustrato granítico de otro metamórfico. Para el modelado, la cuenca alta fue subdividida en 42 subcuencas. Para cada una de ellas se obtuvieron valores de curva número (CN. La torrencialidad de cada subcuenca fue estimada en base a los tiempos al pico (Tp y a la distribución temporal de la onda de creciente reflejada en los hidrogramas. Se confrontaron las formas de los hidrogramas de subcuencas representativas y la distribución de las frecuencias de los tiempos al pico, con las características geológicas de la cuenca. Las subcuencas desarrolladas en metamorfitas con fuerte control estructural mostraron mayor torrencialidad que las ubicadas en el sustrato granítico.The impact of lithological, structural and biotic factors in the hydrological response of a mountain drainage basin is analyzed using the mathematical model ARHymo. The upstream reach of the Las Lajas creek is located in the Comechingones Ranges, between 1,200 to 750 m a.s.l.; it has an area of 41 km2 and a drainage network of Horton order 6. The morphology of the basin is strongly controlled by the Las Lajas fault, a recently active structure that separates granitic from metamorphic substrates. The basin was subdivided into 42 subbasins and curve numbers were computed for each subbasin. The flashiness of the flood wave was estimated from time-to-peak data and from the shapes of hydrographs. Comparison of the shapes of the hydrographs of representative subbasins and

  17. Spatial patterns of mobile regolith thickness and meteoric 10Be in the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory, Front Range, Colorado

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    Shea, N.; Ouimet, W. B.; Dethier, D. P.; Bierman, P. R.; Rood, D. H.

    2012-12-01

    The Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (BcCZO) aims to understand the history, architecture and evolution of hillslopes found within the diverse topography and climate regimes of the Colorado Front Range. This information is crucial for testing and developing models of hillslope evolution, giving especial consideration to the production and downslope transport of mobile regolith on the hillslopes. Here, we present the results of a systematic study aiming to document spatial patterns of mobile regolith thickness and meteoric Beryllium-10 (10Be) concentrations in the Gordon Gulch basin of the BcCZO. Gordon Gulch lies within the unglaciated portion of the Colorado Front Range and is thought to be an artifact of long-term steady state evolution. The basin is characterized by mixed bedrock-soil mantled hillslopes, with intermittent bedrock outcrops (tors) on ~10% of slopes. It is currently unclear how the hillslopes of Gordon Gulch have evolved given the variable rock type and strength (i.e., fracture spacing), gradients (steep slopes in lower basin compared to gradual in the upper), and hillslope aspects (north versus south facing hillslopes, with varying tree types and soil moisture for frost cracking and heaving) that exist within the basin. Furthermore, climate data suggest that the current climate regime (relatively warm) is representative of only 20% of the last 65 ka. Mobile regolith thickness measurements provide a snapshot of hillslope evolution in the basin given these controls, and meteoric 10Be can used to constrain residence times and trace mobile regolith transport. We measure mobile regolith thickness as the depth to immobile weathered bedrock and/or saprolite. Preliminary analysis of over 200 soil pits reveals a high degree of variability in mobile regolith thickness. In general, the mobile regolith cover is thinner on the south facing slopes than the north facing and a general thickening of mobile regolith occurs on steeper slopes, especially along

  18. A coordinated study of 1 h mesoscale gravity waves propagating from Logan to Boulder with CRRL Na Doppler lidars and temperature mapper

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    Lu, Xian; Chen, Cao; Huang, Wentao; Smith, John A.; Chu, Xinzhao; Yuan, Tao; Pautet, Pierre-Dominique; Taylor, Mike J.; Gong, Jie; Cullens, Chihoko Y.

    2015-10-01

    We present the first coordinated study using two lidars at two separate locations to characterize a 1 h mesoscale gravity wave event in the mesopause region. The simultaneous observations were made with the Student Training and Atmospheric Research (STAR) Na Doppler lidar at Boulder, CO, and the Utah State University Na Doppler lidar and temperature mapper at Logan, UT, on 27 November 2013. The high precision possessed by the STAR lidar enabled these waves to be detected in vertical wind. The mean wave amplitudes are ~0.44 m/s in vertical wind and ~1% in relative temperature at altitudes of 82-107 km. Those in the zonal and meridional winds are 6.1 and 5.2 m/s averaged from 84 to 99 km. The horizontal and vertical wavelengths inferred from the mapper and lidars are ~219 ± 4 and 16.0 ± 0.3 km, respectively. The intrinsic period is ~1.3 h for the airglow layer, Doppler shifted by a mean wind of ~17 m/s. The wave packet propagates from Logan to Boulder with an azimuth angle of ~135° clockwise from north and an elevation angle of ~ 3° from the horizon. The observed phase difference between the two locations can be explained by the traveling time of the 1 h wave from Logan to Boulder, which is about ~2.4 h. The wave polarization relations are examined through the simultaneous quantifications of the three wind components and temperature. This study has developed a systematic methodology for fully characterizing mesoscale gravity waves, inspecting their intrinsic properties and validating the derivation of horizontal wave structures by applying multiple instruments from coordinated stations.

  19. Lagrangian sampling of wastewater treatment plant effluent in Boulder Creek, Colorado, and Fourmile Creek, Iowa, during the summer of 2003 and spring of 2005--Hydrological and chemical data

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    Barber, Larry B.; Keefe, Steffanie H.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Schnoebelen, Douglas J.; Flynn, Jennifer L.; Brown, Gregory K.; Furlong, Edward T.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Gray, James L.; Meyer, Michael T.; Sandstrom, Mark W.; Taylor, Howard E.; Zaugg, Steven D.

    2011-01-01

    This report presents methods and data for a Lagrangian sampling investigation into chemical loading and in-stream attenuation of inorganic and organic contaminants in two wastewater treatment-plant effluent-dominated streams: Boulder Creek, Colorado, and Fourmile Creek, Iowa. Water-quality sampling was timed to coincide with low-flow conditions when dilution of the wastewater treatment-plant effluent by stream water was at a minimum. Sample-collection times corresponded to estimated travel times (based on tracer tests) to allow the same "parcel" of water to reach downstream sampling locations. The water-quality data are linked directly to stream discharge using flow- and depth-integrated composite sampling protocols. A range of chemical analyses was made for nutrients, carbon, major elements, trace elements, biological components, acidic and neutral organic wastewater compounds, antibiotic compounds, pharmaceutical compounds, steroid and steroidal-hormone compounds, and pesticide compounds. Physical measurements were made for field conditions, stream discharge, and time-of-travel studies. Two Lagrangian water samplings were conducted in each stream, one in the summer of 2003 and the other in the spring of 2005. Water samples were collected from five sites in Boulder Creek: upstream from the wastewater treatment plant, the treatment-plant effluent, and three downstream sites. Fourmile Creek had seven sampling sites: upstream from the wastewater treatment plant, the treatment-plant effluent, four downstream sites, and a tributary. At each site, stream discharge was measured, and equal width-integrated composite water samples were collected and split for subsequent chemical, physical, and biological analyses. During the summer of 2003 sampling, Boulder Creek downstream from the wastewater treatment plant consisted of 36 percent effluent, and Fourmile Creek downstream from the respective wastewater treatment plant was 81 percent effluent. During the spring of 2005

  20. 中深孔爆破大块产生的原因分析及降低大块率的技术措施%Analysis on Causes of Producing Boulder in Medium-length Hole Blasting and the Technical Measures for Redueine Boulder Yield

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    耿贵刚; 池恩安; 刘凤钱

    2011-01-01

    In medium - length hole blasting, fragment size is affected primarily not only by terrain landform, physical properties of rock,but also by borehole pattern parameters and unit explo- sive consumption. For ecumenical blasting design and working, boulder yield is very big because of the fixed borehole pattern parameters and unit explosive consumption for a certain blasting area. This paper analyzed the reasons of producing boulder, and presents technical measures to reduce boulder yield, such as dynamically adjusting borehole pattern parameters, unit explosive consumption and charge density.%在中深孔爆破工程中,影响爆破块度的主要因素既有爆破区域的地形地貌、岩石的物理特性,还有爆破孔网参数、炸药单耗的选取等,而在一般的爆破技术设计和施工中,由于针对某一爆破区域的爆破孔网参数和炸药单耗是固定的,爆破后大块率较高。分析了大块产生的原因,提出在设计和施工中动态调整爆破孔网参数、炸药单耗、装药密度以降低大块率的技术措施。

  1. Endicamientos naturales en las nacientes del Arroyo Lileo (Provincia del Neuquén, Argentina Natural dams in the headwater of the Lileo valley (Neuquén province, Argentina

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    Ivanna M Penna

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo analizamos tres endicamientos naturales por depositación de movimientos en masa que tuvieron lugar en las nacientes del arroyo Lileo (Cordillera de los Andes, norte neuquino, dos de ellos ocurrieron en los últimos 50 años. El primero ocurrió en el Holoceno, por desprendimiento de 0,14 km³ de volcanitas en la ladera oeste del valle, cerca de las nacientes del arroyo La Tregua. Este bloqueo originó una laguna permanente de 0,44 km². En los años '60, la depositación de una avalancha de detritos originada en la ladera opuesta del valle, frente a la escarpa de la avalancha de rocas, ocluyó la brecha labrada por erosión fluvial en el depósito de avalancha de rocas, generando un segundo cuerpo lacustre de tipo efímero. El último endicamiento, que tuvo lugar entre >1962-In this paper we analyze three natural dams that formed by deposits of mass movement that took place in the headwater of Lileo creek (Cordillera de los Andes, northern Neuquén, Argentina, two of them occurred in the last 50 years. The first one happened in the Holocene, by detachment of 0.14 km³ of volcanites in the western side of the valley, near the headwater of the La Tregua creek. This blockade originated a permanent water body of 0.44 km². The deposition in the 60's of a debris avalanche, originated in the slope of the valley opposite the scarp of the rock avalanche, occluded the breach carved by fluvial erosion in the rock avalanche deposit, generating a second water body of ephemeral type. The last dam, that took place between >1962- < 1985, was caused by a sudden progradation of a conoid developed in the mouth of La Tregua creek, due to an important contribution of material by a debris flow originated in the same zone of detachment as the aforementioned case. The continuous deposition of material in the conoid zone has buried the poles of the Loma de la Lata - Talcahuano gas pipeline, built in 1998. As the zone of detachment of the eastern side

  2. Estimación de crecidas extraordinarias en el arroyo Tegua (Córdoba, a partir de evidencias geomorfológicas, sedimentológicas y modelación hidráulica

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    Nelso C Doffo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El arroyo Tegua drena una cuenca de 160.000 ha en el centro-oeste de la provincia de Córdoba, nace en las Sierras de Comechingones (Sierras Pampeanas y desarrolla su cuenca media y baja en la llanura Pampeana. El clima regional es templado subhúmedo (PMA=800-930 mm. Con un largo historial de afectaciones a infraestructuras y tierras productivas, el curso carece de registros de aforos, lo que dificulta la evaluación de crecidas históricas. Por ello las técnicas geomorfológicas-sedimentológicas y la modelización geomorfológicas, constituyen una metodología útil para estimar crecidas extraordinarias. Se propone reconocer evidencias geomorfológicos-sedimentológicas de crecidas, determinar tramos del arroyo para la modelización hidráulica y estimar caudales máximos y su relación con desastres aluviales. Para la estimación de la descarga se utilizó el programa HEC-RAS 4.0. Se seleccionó un segmento del canal de 700 m de longitud, en la cuenca media, con un patrón subrectilíneo, estable y con una pendiente de 0,0025. Se encontraron evidencias sedimentarias y no sedimentarias de crecida y se relevaron 17 perfiles transversales. Se determinó un coeficiente de rugosidad "n" de Manning para el fondo del canal de 0,0204 en forma analítica y otro para las márgenes de 0,06 extraído de tablas. Se determinaron caudales de 55, 115, 140 y 200 m3/s, cuyas láminas de crecida son coincidentes con las evidencias relevadas. La incisión del cauce en sedimentos cementados ha estabilizado notablemente el canal, posibilitando su modelización hidráulica. Una crecida importante (2007 fue asociada con las evidencias no sedimentarias relevadas y un caudal estimado de 200 m³/s.

  3. Valoración del impacto de efluentes minero industriales del carbón en el arroyo San José de Río Turbio en Santa Cruz

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    Alba Lucia Caballero

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    Full Text Available Los efluentes descargados al arroyo San José de Río Turbio al sudoeste de la provincia de Santa Cruz (República Argentina quedaron caracterizados mediante un análisis estadístico multivariado realizado con parámetros fisicoquímicos determinados sobre ellos (Caballero A. Dicho análisis permitió su diferenciación cualitativa y la identificación de los aportes que ocasiona cada uno de ellos. En éste trabajo se ha procedido en primer lugar a determinar la calidad de los vertidos y del agua del arroyo a partir de una escala de valoración. Dicha escala se confeccionó usando las conclusiones del análisis estadístico mencionado y la comparación de los valores obtenidos con los límites máximos de vuelco establecidos para la provincia de Santa Cruz (ley N° 2658, los Niveles guía argentinos de calidad de agua ambiente y los Niveles guía de la ley de protección Ambiental Nº 24585 (Código de minería argentino. Finalmente para valorar el impacto ocasionado por los efluentes minero industriales, se tomó en consideración además de la calidad, otros factores relevantes tales como caudal, tipo de vertido, intermitencia y peligrosidad; adoptando un modelo matemático particular que permitió asignar un puntaje asociado a una escala cualitativa. Como conclusión se pudo determinar mediante una metodología científica que el impacto ocasionado por las descargas minero industrial de carbón al curso de agua varía en un rango de alto a muy alto y esta determinada principalmente por aquellas provenientes de la planta depuradora de carbón y la central térmica.

  4. Investigaciones arqueológicas en la cuenca superior del Arroyo Tapalqué: Un modelo de ocupación humana para el centro de la subregión Pampa Húmeda durante el Holoceno tardío Archaeological research in the upper basin of Arroyo Tapalqué: model of human occupation for the center of the Pampa Húmeda sub-region during the late Holocene

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    Pablo Gerónimo Messineo

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se resumen las evidencias arqueológicas generadas para los sitios localizados en los diversos ambientes de la cuenca superior del arroyo Tapalqué. Se discute un modelo de ocupación humana para la cuenca durante el Holoceno tardío (3500-500 años AP, haciendo hincapié en las estrategias de explotación de los recursos faunísticos, la organización tecnológica y los patrones de movilidad, asentamiento y uso del espacio. Los resultados alcanzados en el presente proyecto son coincidentes con la evidencia registrada para otras áreas de la región pampeana, donde se observa un componente collector, una menor movilidad residencial y una mayor movilidad logística para acceder a recursos específicos. En cuanto a la subsistencia, estuvo basada principalmente en la explotación del guanaco, mientras que para algunos de los recursos líticos locales se empleó una estrategia tecnológica expeditiva. El surgimiento de comportamientos territoriales en el Holoceno tardío de la región provocó que los grupos intensificaran las relaciones intergrupales para acceder a recursos no disponibles localmente. En síntesis, las investigaciones en la cuenca aumentaron la evidencia disponible para el centro de la subregión Pampa Húmeda, lo cual permite sistematizar la información y generar modelos como los que aquí se presentan.In this paper, the archaeological evidence from sites located in diverse environments in the upper basin of arroyo Tapalqué is summarized. The main aim is to discuss a model of human occupation for this basin during the late Holocene (3500-500 years BP, emphasizing strategies of faunal exploitation, technological organization, and patterns of mobility, settlement, and utilization of space. The results obtained in this project concur with the evidence recorded for other areas of the Pampean region, where a collector component, lower residential mobility and access to specific resources through high logistic mobility

  5. Análisis del control geológico en la torrencialidad del arroyo Las Lajas, Córdoba, a través de la modelización hidrológica

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    Nelso C. Doffo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la incidencia de factores litológicos, estructurales y bióticos en la respuesta hidrológica (torrencialidad de una cuenca hídrica serrana aplicando el modelo matemático ARHymo. La cuenca alta del arroyo Las Lajas se encuentra en las sierras de Comechingones, entre 1.200 y 750 m s.n.m., con una superficie de 41 km2 y una red de drenaje de orden de Horton 6. La morfología de la cuenca está fuertemente controlada por la traza de la falla Las Lajas, una estructura de actividad reciente que separa un sustrato granítico de otro metamórfico. Para el modelado, la cuenca alta fue subdividida en 42 subcuencas. Para cada una de ellas se obtuvieron valores de curva número (CN. La torrencialidad de cada subcuenca fue estimada en base a los tiempos al pico (Tp y a la distribución temporal de la onda de creciente reflejada en los hidrogramas. Se confrontaron las formas de los hidrogramas de subcuencas representativas y la distribución de las frecuencias de los tiempos al pico, con las características geológicas de la cuenca. Las subcuencas desarrolladas en metamorfitas con fuerte control estructural mostraron mayor torrencialidad que las ubicadas en el sustrato granítico.

  6. Transformaciones territoriales en áreas de riesgo de inundación. El caso del Arroyo El Gato. Partido de La Plata. Período 1980-2004

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    Mirela Benítez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo realizar el estudio de los cambios territoriales a partir de la evolución en los usos de suelo, la estructura morfológica urbana y aspectos socio-económicos de la población en uno de los asentamientos poblacionales situados en las márgenes del Arroyo El Gato. El mismo se llevará a cabo a partir de la implementación de la teledetección, análisis de datos estadísticos y encuestas. El estudio de las transformaciones territoriales nos ayudará a abordar en una primera aproximación las dimensiones de peligrosidad y exposición enmarcadas en la teoría social del riesgo. Este análisis servirá como insumo para la determinación de áreas de riesgo de inundación que se está desarrollando dentro del proyecto "Inundaciones en la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Factores naturales y antrópicos desde la Teoría Social del Riesgo. Cuenca Parano-Platense. 1980-2000".

  7. El arte rupestre esquemático del Arroyo Barbaón (Parque Nacional de Monfragüe, Cáceres: contextualización arqueológica y caracterización de pigmentos

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    Hipólito COLLADO GIRALDO

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El Parque Nacional de Monfragüe (Cáceres conserva un importante complejo de arte rupestre formado por más de un centenar de abrigos con pinturas y grabados postpaleolíticos. En el presente trabajo vamos a dar a conocer un avance de las conclusiones obtenidas en las últimas campañas de investigación llevadas a cabo en el sector del cañón del Arroyo Barbaón (Serradilla. En él se ha procedido a la documentación digital de las representaciones pictográficas de sus 29 abrigos. Además, a través de las excavaciones realizadas en el interior de la Cueva del Sapo, que han proporcionado diversos materiales cerámicos y líticos, así como los restos de un hogar, se intenta contextualizar arqueológicamente el conjunto de arte rupestre. Finalmente, el hallazgo en el abrigo Friso del Terror de un fragmento de cuarcita desprendido que conservaba algunos trazos pintados ha permitido realizar análisis para caracterizar el pigmento que fue utilizado en su elaboración. Con estas aportaciones pretendemos una aproximación más precisa a cuestiones como las técnicas de realización, cronología y funcionalidad de la pintura esquemática en este espacio natural cacereño.

  8. Deep crescentic features caused by subglacial boulder point pressure on jointed rock; an example from Virkisjökull, SE Iceland

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    Krabbendam, M.; Bradwell, T.; Everest, J.

    2012-04-01

    A variety of subglacially formed, erosional crescentic features (e.g. crescentic gouges, lunate fractures) have been widely reported on deglaciated bedrock surfaces. They are characterised by a conchoidal fracture that dips in the same direction as the palaeo-ice flow direction, and a steeper fracture that faces against the ice flow. They are generally interpreted as being formed by point pressure exerted by large boulders entrained in basal ice. They are significant in that they record palaeo-ice flow even if shallower glacial striae are obliterated by post-glacial weathering [1, 2, 3]. This contribution reports on deep scallop-shaped, crescentic depressions observed on abraded surfaces of roche moutonnées and whalebacks recently (depressions at Virkisjökull are cut into smoothed, abraded surfaces festooned with abundant glacial striae. Differences with previously reported crescentic features are: • The scallop-shaped depressions are considerably deeper (5-20 cm); • The steep fracture facing ice flow coincides in all cases with a pre-existing joint that cuts the entire whaleback. The steep joints developed thus before the conchoidal fracture, whilst in reported crescentic features they develop after the conchoidal fracture. We suggest the following formation mechanism. A boulder encased in basal ice exerts continuous pressure on its contact point as it moves across the ice-bedrock contact. This sets up a stress field in the bedrock that does not necessarily exceed the intact rock strength (other crescentic features are rare to absent at Virkisjökull). However, as the stress field migrates (with the transported boulder) and encounters a subvertical, pre-existing joint, stress concentrations build up that do exceed the intact rock strength, resulting in a new (conchoidal) fracture, 'spalling' off a thick, scallop-shaped fragment. The significance of the deep scallop-shaped crescentic depressions is that: • in common with other crescentic features they

  9. Natural and Anthropogenic Controls on the Ecosystem Services Provided by Dissolved Organic Matter: A Case Study of the Boulder Creek Watershed

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    Gabor, R. S.; McKnight, D. M.

    2011-12-01

    Dissolved organic matter (DOM) performs a number of vital functions in aquatic ecosystems, playing a substantial role in carbon and nitrogen cycles and the bioavailability of metals as well as generally affecting water chemistry. Additionally, it is considered the main cause of the the formation of harmful disinfection byproducts during water treatment processes. Because DOM is vital for ecosystem functioning, but potentially problematic for some direct human uses of water, it proves a complex case study for the application of the ecosystem services framework. To add to the complexity, human behavior can affect the amount and composition of DOM in water. Increasing concentrations of DOM have been observed in many areas of Northern Europe and North America. Hypotheses which have been suggested to explain these increased concentrations include changing land use, thawing peatlands, increased nitrogen deposition, and a lessening of acid rain, a particularly interesting idea because it would be an unintended consequence of a policy designed to protect other ecosystem functions. This multi-year study investigates DOM in the Boulder Creek Watershed in Colorado to better understand seasonal cycling of DOM and the link between DOM in the river and organic matter in the catchment, which is a substantial DOM source. Fluorescence spectroscopy was used to analyze the chemical character of the DOM in an attempt to elucidate the watershed processes driving changes in DOM concentration. Because flow in Boulder Creek is partially controlled by Barker dam and reservoir, this study site provides an opportunity to investigate both natural DOM cycling and the impact of an anthropogenic influence. By better understanding DOM cycling and the ecosystem services it provides, we can better predict how DOM dynamics may shift in the future and be prepared to adjust our behavior and water treatment processes accordingly.

  10. Analysis and treatment of quality problem of boulder in foundation pile project%基桩遇孤石质量问题的分析与处理

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    杨文武

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    基于地基与基础等强置换、地基压力扩散原理及复合地基理论,以孤石加固法、结构加固法、复合地基与基础加固法及等强补桩法比较,分析了某建筑主体结构已施工基桩遇孤石的承载力、沉降量不能全部满足要求的处理方案,探讨复合地基加固法和等强补桩法的应用。提高土层压缩模量是复合地基加固的重要途径,合理、有效地确定地基处理范围是复合地基加固的重要环节。%Based on the equal strength displacement theory of foundation and foundation, ground pressure diffusion principle and the theory of composite foundation, comparisons of boulder reinforcement method, the structure reinforcement method, composite foundation and pile foundation reinforcement method and equal strength reinforcement method were made.The treatment plan for bearing capacity and settle-ment under requirements due to boulder encountered in a foundation pile which main structure has been built was analyzed.Application of composite foundation reinforcement method and equal strength pile reinforcement method were discussed.Improvement of the soil compres-sion modulus is the important way of compound foundation reinforcement, reasonable and effective determination of the scope of the founda-tion treatment is an important part of the composite foundation reinforcement.

  11. Dinámica geomorfológica de la desembocadura del Arroyo Pando, Uruguay. Geografía histórica y SIG, análisis de tendencias naturales y efectos antrópicos sobre sistemas dinámicos

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    2012-01-01

    La desembocadura de redes de drenaje en playas arenosas son ambientes muy dinámicos y particularmente sensibles a perturbaciones de origen antrópico; en el presente estudio de caso se analizan las relaciones entre las diversas intervenciones producidas, tanto a nivel de la cuenca del Arroyo Pando, Uruguay, como en las playas aledañas y las dunas costeras, y las modificaciones observadas a través de una serie de imágenes y cartografía digital, manejadas con un encare metodológic...

  12. Arroyo Limay chico: un ejemplo de captura fluvial en la cuenca superior del Río Limay (SE de Neuquén Limay Chico stream: an example of fluvial capture in the upper basin of the Limay River (SE of Neuquén

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    Emilio F. González Díaz

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    Full Text Available Se describe un proceso de captura fluvial, por erosión retrocedente, del arroyo Limay Chico -afluente del río Limay- sobre el sector austral de las cabeceras de la cuenca de drenaje del arroyo Alicurá, tributaria a su vez del río Collón Cura. Se interpreta que la causal del fenómeno estuvo relacionada con las nuevas condiciones climáticas postglaciarias (más húmedas y la contemporánea profundización del troncal río Limay, morfológicamente expresada por modernas terrazas de erosión inferiores, las que fueran reconocidas en la zona de afluencia del arroyo Limay Chico, con anterioridad al llenado del embalse de Alicurá. Además, la captura fluvial y el consecuente desvío de los caudales de un tramo de las nacientes del arroyo Alicurá hacia la cuenca del Limay Chico, mostró condiciones o factores previos coadyuvantes: 1 la disposición topográfica inferior de la cuenca de éste último con respecto a la de Alicurá; 2 la mayor pendiente y la localización del valle del arroyo Limay Chico a lo largo de una zona de debilidad estructural y litológica representada por la falla Limay Chico, asistió la dinámica de la erosión fluvial retrógrada; 3 la disposición transversal de las cabeceras de la cuenca del arroyo Alicurá. Se han reconocido abras de viento e interpretado dos probables codos de captura. El consiguiente aumento de la descarga del arroyo Limay Chico, promovió en su cuenca un fenómeno local de rejuvenecimiento estático. También se acepta una estrecha relación entre el cambio climático postglaciario y la ocurrencia de los múltiples deslizamientos rotacionales observados a lo largo de la abrupta escarpa de falla generada por la falla Limay Chico, presumiéndose que la activa y coetánea erosión lateral del arroyo Limay Chico, contribuyó al proceso gravitacional. Estos deslizamientos, que se caracterizan por la coalescencia lateral de sus muescas de desprendimiento, han generado el distintivo e irregular paisaje

  13. Pueden los cambios tecnológicos basados en el análisis costo-beneficio cumplir con las metas de la sustentabilidad? Análisis de un caso de la Región de Tres Arroyos. Argentina.

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    Flores, Claudia C.; Sarandón, Santiago J.

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    En la agricultura actual, los cambios tecnológicos son determinados según su conveniencia económica, analizada mediante el análisis costo beneficio, el cual no permite tener en cuenta los costos ecológicos asociados a la utilización de las nuevas tecnologías. En la década del ’90, en la Región de Tres Arroyos, se ha observado un importante incremento en el uso de fertilizantes, debido a un análisis costo beneficio conveniente. Para analizar las consecuencias de esos cambios sobre la sustentab...

  14. Reconocimiento de la zona no-saturada y características ambientales del acuífero freático en la cuenca de los arroyos Martín-Carnaval, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina : Metodología

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    Hernández, Mario Alberto; Ruíz de Galarreta, Víctor Alejandro; Minghinelli, Leonardo F.

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    Se expone la metodología utilizada para el reconocimiento de las características hidrodinámicas de la ZNS y acuífero freático en la cuenca de los arroyos Martín-Carnaval y la determinación de características de implicancia ambiental. Sobre la base de la elección de tres áreas representativas de diferentes condiciones se instalan sendas estaciones de registración mediante sensores pluviográficos, termográficos, freatigráficos, tensiométricos (tensión matricial), de contenido de humedad (sondaj...

  15. Petrología y geoquímica de las rocas máficas-ultramáficas del área río Las Águilas - arroyo de Los Manantiales, Provincia de San Luis

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    G. Ferracutti

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    Full Text Available Dada la carencia de información de campo detallada, se efectuó el mapeo y muestreo de los cuerpos máficos-ultramáficos aflorantes entre el río de Las Águilas y el arroyo de Los Manantiales en la provincia de San Luis. La escasa información de campo, petrográfica y geoquímica de las unidades de éste área dificultaba la vinculación entre las rocas aflorantes y aquellas reconocidas en los testigos de perforación. Los cuerpos ígneos de interés se hallan en contacto con el basamento metamórfico a través de fallas de alto ángulo de buzamiento y/o contactos intrusivos. En Las Higueras y Virorco, se identificaron afloramientos de rocas máficas-ultramáficas con textura magmática primaria de tipo estratificada no-uniforme de regularidad intermitente. El estudio de estos cuerpos generó un desafío particular debido a los procesos deformación, metamorfismo y alteración que los han afectado. Estos factores no solo modificaron la mineralogía de las rocas sino que ademas generaron bloques basculados reconocidos por la presencia de texturas de estratificación magmaticas cuya posición espacial no se corresponde con la magmática originaria. Los patrones de los elementos de tierras raras normalizados a condrita permiten identificar un proceso de diferenciación, con mayor enriquecimiento en los contenidos de tierras raras en las rocas más evolucionadas. En base a los contenidos de tierras raras de las rocas ultramáficas, se infiere que la cristalización magmática estuvo controlada por la presencia de olivino y ortopiroxeno.

  16. Facies y microfacies de la rampa tithoniana-berriasiana de la cuenca neuquina (Formación Vaca Muerta en la sección del arroyo Loncoche - Malargüe, provincia de Mendoza

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    Diego A. Kietzmann

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    Full Text Available La Formación Vaca Muerta (Tithoniano-Berriasiano consiste en una alternancia rítmica de lutitas negras, lutitas grises, margas y limolitas, con mudstones, wackestones, packstones, floatstones y rudstones bioclásticos. La asociación de facies en la sección del arroyo Loncoche, permitió definir 12 litofacies y 8 microfacies, dominadas por moluscos, equinodermos, foraminíferos, braquiópodos, serpúlidos y radiolarios. Se distinguieron cuatro asociaciones de facies correspondientes a los subambientes de cuenca, rampa externa (distal y proximal y rampa media. La utilización de la relación Nassellaria/Spumellaria permitió estimar un rango de profundidades menores a 200 metros. El patrón de apilamiento y la distribución vertical de facies permitió la distinción de tres secuencias depositacionales, y el reconocimiento de un sistema tithoniano de rampa homoclinal y un sistema berriasiano de rampa homoclinal de mayor gradiente. La secuencia depositacional 1 consiste en facies de cuenca y rampa externa distal y se caracteriza por un patrón retrogradacional. Presenta un espesor de 124 m, y se extiende desde la Zona de Virgatosphinctes mendozanus hasta la base de la Zona de Corongoceras alternans. Las secuencias depositacionales 2 y 3 consisten en facies de rampa externa y rampa media. Están caracterizadas por un patrón agradacional y progradacional. El espesor de la secuencia 2 es de 66 m y se asigna a la Zona de Corongoceras alternans, mientras que la secuencia 3 alcanza 78 m y corresponde a las zonas de Substeueroceras koeneni y Spiticeras damesi.

  17. Geometría y cinemática de las estructuras que involucran al basamento en la zona del arroyo Tordillo, faja corrida y plegada de Malargüe, Mendoza

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    Full Text Available El estudio detallado realizado en la zona de los arroyos Tordillo y Blanco, en la faja corrida y plegada de Malargüe, permitió reconocer una gran variedad de estructuras tectónicas que afectan tanto al basamento como a la cubierta sedimentaria. Con los datos estructurales relevados e información de subsuelo, confeccionamos una sección estructural retrodeformable de las estructuras aflorantes y su continuidad en profundidad, e interpretamos su evolución cinemática. Dos pares anticlinal-sinclinal, que posiblemente involucran al basamento, tienen lugar en el sector más occidental del área de estudio. Estos son transportados sobre una cuña de basamento, la cual en su avance hacia el antepaís genera un pliegue por propagación de falla en la cubierta sedimentaria. Cuando el desplazamiento hacia el este de la cuña es obstaculizado, en su extremo se generan dos retrocorrimientos. En este intrincado marco estructural, el corrimiento que dio origen a la cuña es reactivado como una falla fuera de secuencia. Finalmente un nuevo corrimiento desarrollado más al este genera otra escama de basamento que eleva a las estructuras previas. La interpretación cinemática permitió calcular los acortamientos tectónicos para cada estadio de la estructuración así como visualizar la estrecha relación existente entre las estructuras.

  18. Estratigrafía y geocronología de los dépositos del Pleistoceno tardío/Holoceno de la cuenca del arroyo La Estacada, departamentos de Tunuyán y Tupungato (Valle de Uco, Mendoza Stratigraphy and geochronology of the Late Pleistocene-Holocene of the Arroyo La Estacada Basin, Departmets of Tunuyán and Tupungato (Uco Valley, Mendoza

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    Full Text Available La cuenca del arroyo La Estacada, tributario del río Tunuyán, está situada en el piedemonte andino distal (Departamentos de Tupungato y Tunuyán, Mendoza. En este ámbito se realizaron estudios que abarcaron aspectos estratigráficos, sedimentológicos, geomorfológicos y geocronológicos (dataciones radiocarbónicas y luminiscencia óptica estimulada de los depósitos del Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno. Los resultados señalan que los depósitos componen tres unidades geomorfológicas (planicie de agradación regional, terraza de relleno y planicie de inundación actual que representan sendos ciclos de agradación. La planicie agradacional está integrada por una sucesión sedimentaria dominantemente areno-limosa, con niveles de tefras y de gravas, cuya edad es mayor a 48.000 años AP y se extiende hasta alrededor de los 3.000 años 14C AP. La terraza de relleno está compuesta por una sucesión granodecreciente, que abarca un intervalo iniciado antes de los 5.500 14C AP hasta los 400-500 años 14C AP. Con posterioridad a estas últimas fechas, comenzaría la formación de la planicie de inundación actual, caracterizada por el apilamiento de bancos horizontales de arena. El levantamiento de perfiles estratigráficos, la litología de los depósitos y su expresión geomorfológica, así como las edades numéricas obtenidas, señalan que los límites estratigráficos, atribuidos originalmente a las Formaciones La Estacada y el Zampal, transgreden lateralmente los paquetes sedimentarios asignados a cada unidad. Considerando la litología y las relaciones estratigráficas observadas se propone agrupar los depósitos de ambas unidades, así como los de la planicie de inundación actual, en una sola unidad litoestratigráfica con rango de formación y de nombre Formación El Zampal.Arroyo La Estacada is a tributary of Rio Tunuyán situated in the distal Andean piedmont of Mendoza, Argentina. Stratigraphic, sedimentological and geomorphological

  19. Changes in population structure and body dimensions of two xanthid crabs: A long-term study in a single boulder-shore

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    M.R. Warburg

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    Full Text Available Two xanthid crab species were studied during 29 months over a period of 14 years between 1986 and 1999 all in exactly the same boulder shore. One of the crab species studied was the xanthid, Eriphia verrucosa (Forskall, 1775 with 60 specimens, the other species, Xantho poressa (Olivi, 1792, with 155 specimens. A significant change in numbers of both males and females of E. verrucosa was noticeable between 1986 and 1996 with a marked drop in numbers between these years. In 1997 male numbers increased again to almosttheir previous numbers in the population during 1986. The population of X. poressa declined significantly towards the end of the study period. Numbers of both genders peaked in spring and again, in summer. There was generally a decline in numbers of both crab species during autumn and winter. Thus, the average capture during the seasons was highest in spring for males of both E. verrucosa, and X. poressa. The body dimensions: mass, carapace length (CL and width (CW were measured in both xanthids. The aim of this long-term study was to determine whether temporal changes in the population structure and allometric changes in the dimensions of these crabs took place. Only such long-term observations could reveal these changes in population.

  20. Incorporation of island-arc rocks into a Caribbean subduction channel: Geochemical constraints from eclogite boulders and greenschist rocks, Guajira region, Colombia

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    Weber, M.; Cardona, A.; Altenberger, U.; Garcia-Casco, A.; Valencia, V.; Tobón, M.; Zapata, S.

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    Characterization of the protoliths of a subduction-accretion complex can provide major insights into the dynamics of the subduction channel. Geochemistry of eclogites found as boulders in a Tertiary conglomerate from the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, indicate that these rocks are mainly metamorphosed basalts. A negative Nb-anomaly and flat to enriched REE patterns suggest that the eclogite protoliths evolved in a subduction related tectonic setting, with island arc affinities. The geochemical characteristics are similar to low-grade greenschists from the nearby Etpana Formation, which is interpreted as part of a Cretaceous intra-oceanic arc. This further supports evidence that the deposition and metamorphism of these units record the ongoing Late Cretaceous continental subduction of the South American margin beneath the advancing Caribbean arc. This gave way to an arc-continent collision between the Caribbean and the South American plates. Arc-rocks were incorporated into the subduction channel and the accretionary wedge, either though influx of tectonically eroded arc material (subduction erosion) or incorporation into the accretionary wedge during arc-continent collision.

  1. Sedimentology of granite boulder conglomerates and associated clastics in the onshore section of the late Mesozoic Pletmos Basin (Western Cape, South Africa)

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    Bordy, Emese M.; America, Travis

    2016-07-01

    Along the southern margin of South Africa, intermountain rift successions, which comprise unusually large, rounded granite boulders and other coarse clastics, reveal an important geological history about the mid-Mesozoic extensional tectonics that lead to the break-up of Gondwana. These strata, mapped as part of the Mid to Upper Jurassic Enon Formation, allow the assessment of the nature, intensity and mode of sediment transport in onshore section of the Pletmos Basin, which is one of the late Mesozoic basins in southern Africa. Based on sedimentary facies analysis, palaeocurrent measurements and semi-quantitative palaeohydraulic calculations, the results suggest that the abundant coarse sediment was deposited by debris-flows and stream-flow floods on a proximal alluvial fan with high gradient alluvial channels. The floods were intense with mean flow velocity of ∼6 m3/s and peak discharge of ∼450 m3/s. While the role of climate in the sedimentation dynamics remains unknown, syn-sedimentary rift tectonics were likely significant and caused, north of the major boundary fault, the unroofing and denudation of the uplifted mountainous source areas, including the Late Ediacaran-Cambrian Maalgaten Granite Suite and the Siluro-Ordovician Table Mountain Group (Cape Supergroup).

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

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    A. I. Pasquini

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

  3. La categoría trabajo en construcción: Componentes socio‐ históricos y culturales desde la perspectiva de los pequeños productores rurales de Picada Santa Rosa del Municipio Dos Arroyos, Misiones, Argentina

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    Laura Verónica ANGER

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se propone revisar cómo se construye la categoría trabajo en un espacio social concreto: Picada Santa Rosa perteneciente al Municipio de Dos Arroyos - Misiones. El objetivo es reconstruir esa noción en función de la perspectiva de los pequeños productores rurales del lugar y determinar qué elementos entran en juego en la configuración de su significación diversa y cambiante, incluyendo aquellos factores emergentes que son las actuales políticas de Estado. Dichos componentes fueron visualizados a partir del trabajo de investigación que se realizó desde Noviembre del 2011 a Abril de 2014 en la zona; el cual consistió en delimitar una zona de trabajo reconociendo el espacio social, conocer los distintos agentes sociales que allí se mueven, determinar sus estrategias de vida, los tipos de vínculos que establecen entre sí y, por supuesto, acceder a las formas en que es simbolizado su universo cotidiano y los sentimientos de tristeza y felicidad que experimentan. El trabajo de campo en el lugar nos permitió reconocer un entramado social donde distintos agentes sociales interactúan de formas diversas en el campo de la producción agrícola. Estos objetivos fueron abordados a través de trabajo de campo antropológico, el que incluyó entrevistas y observación participante. El trabajo de campo realizado permitió delimitar el espacio social local y los agentes sociales que se mueven allí, a la vez que identificar sus estrategias de vida, las relaciones que existen entre ellos y los modos en que simbolizan su universo cotidiano. Así, se pudo comprender el entramado social complejo que se articula en torno a la producción agrícola.

  4. Trophic relationships between macroinvertebrates and fish in a pampean lowland stream (Argentina Relaciones tróficas entre los macroinvertebrados y peces en un arroyo de la llanura pampeana (Argentina

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    María V. López van Oosterom

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    la estrategia predominante fue de tipo generalista. En general, en los macroinvertebrados, los valores de los isótopos estables confirmaron los resultados obtenidos por el análisis del contenido estomacal. En los peces, los isótopos estables demostraron que ambas especies son depredadores, aunque B. iheringii tiene un comportamiento más omnívoro. Además, el estudio de la alimentación, nos permitió establecer las conexiones tróficas entre los taxa estudiados. La principal fuente de alimento para los macroinvertebrados estudiados fueron el detritus y las diatomeas. En el arroyo La Choza la materia orgánica particulada es una fuente de recursos ilimitada con influencia significativa en toda la comunidad.

  5. Hillslope lowering rates and mobile-regolith residence times from in situ and meteoric 10Be analysis: Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory, Colorado

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    Foster, M. A.; Anderson, R. S.; Wyshnytzky, C.; Ouimet, W. B.; Dethier, D. P.

    2014-12-01

    Mobile regolith is produced as weathered saprolite is entrained into the mobile layer. The rate of mobile-regolith production and its residence time on hillslopes shapes the topography and evolution of hillslopes. We calculate the production rate of mobile regolith and the mobile-regolith residence times on active hillslopes in Gordon Gulch, within the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), Colorado. We find mobile-regolith production rates (average 3.1 cm/ka) and residence times (average 10-20 ka) derived from both in situand meteoric methods agree. Lowering-rates derived from our study are also comparable to basin-averaged denudation rates for small basins in the Colorado Front Range (Dethier and Lazarus, 2006). In this study, we have measured both in situ and meteoric 10Be in saprolite and mobile regolith separately. We find that, on average, two-thirds of in situ 10Be is produced within saprolite, and that at least one-tenth of the meteoric 10Be inventories are stored in saprolite. In the case of in situ 10Be, this simply reflects the exponential fall-off in production rates through a thin mobile-regolith cover. In the case of meteoric 10Be, our calculations suggest that >40% of the meteoric 10Be deposition occurs within the saprolite. Most studies that utilize 10Be report residence times and soil-production rates based on concentrations in either the mobile regolith or saprolite; therefore, our 10Be data highlight the importance of clearly identifying mobile and immobile portions of the regolith, constraining its 10Be inventory, and use of consistent terminology for the mobile-layer.

  6. Algunos aspectos biológicos de Bryconamericus iheringii (Ostariophysi: Characidae en dos arroyos de la alta cuenca del río Samborombón, Argentina Some aspects of biology of Bryconamericus Iheringii (Ostariophysi: Characidae in two streams in the high basin of the Samborombón river, Argentina

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    Ricardo A. Ferriz

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se analizó los siguientes aspectos de la estructura poblacional de Bryconamericus iheringii: abundancia, factor de condición, relación machos-hembras, relación largo/peso y período reproductivo. Las muestras fueron tomadas en los arroyos Manantiales y El Portugués entre los meses los meses de mayo de 2004 y abril de 2005 con redes de arrastre. Los mayores valores de biomasa correspondieron a los meses de mayo, julio y marzo para el arroyo Manantiales, mientras que para El Portugués correspondieron a los meses de mayo, septiembre y marzo. En el arroyo Manantiales, tanto para machos como para hembras, el grupo de individuos This study analyzed the following aspects of the Bryconamericus iheringii population structure: abundance patterns, condition factor, male-female sex ratio, relation between weight and length, and reproductive period. Samples were made monthly from May 2004 to April 2005 using small trawling nets, in the Manantiales and El Portugués streams. The highest values of biomass for the Manantiales stream corresponded to May, July and March, the highest values of biomass for El Portugués stream were for May, September and March. In the Manantiales stream, both for males and females, the set of individuals < 25 mm Lst dominated during the spring. Individuals included among the 26-40 mm Lst predominated in the warmer months, while those between 41-60 mm Lst abounded at the end of the summer, autumn and winter. In the Portuguese stream, individuals males < 25 mm Lst, were present in the summer, the rest of the year was dominated by sizes between 26-40 mm Lst during the warmer months. Sizes between 41-60 mm Lst dominated in colder months. The relationship between the sexes differed significantly from the 1:1 reason with predominance of females in almost every month. Higher values of K factor were recorded at the end of the spring and summer for both streams. This species has a slightly allometric growth and

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

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

  8. Save the Boulders Beach Penguins

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    Sheerer, Katherine; Schnittka, Christine

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    Maybe it's the peculiar way they walk or their cute little suits, but students of all ages are drawn to penguins. To meet younger students' curiosity, the authors adapted a middle-school level, penguin-themed curriculum unit called Save the Penguins (Schnittka, Bell, and Richards 2010) for third-grade students. The students loved learning about…

  9. Oncoides tipo Osagia en la Formación La Manga (Oxfordiano y su significado paleoecológico, arroyo La Vaina, Mendoza Osagids-types oncoids from La Manga Formation and their paleoecological significance, La Vaina Creek, Mendoza

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    Full Text Available Oncoides microbianos fueron encontrados en calizas del Oxfordiano de la Formación La Manga en la sección del Arroyo La Vaina, provincia de Mendoza. Los oncoides se presentan en packstones, floatstones-rudstones o dispersos en wackestones. Presentan formas elípticas, ameboidales y esféricas. Se reconocieron diferentes tipos de oncoides de acuerdo a las características de sus envolturas: (1 laminaciones micríticas, (2 laminaciones grumosas, y (3 laminaciones con organismos incrustantes. Sus núcleos están representados por fragmentos de moluscos, equinoideos, peloides e intraclastos. La envoltura sigue la forma del núcleo en la zona interna de la corteza. Sin embargo, en las zonas externas, la laminación contiene organismos incrustantes dominados por nubeculáridos y serpúlidos. Algunos oncoides, especialmente las formas ameboidales y elípticas, están caracterizados por múltiples núcleos, representados por oncoides pequeños. Los oncoides aparecen conjuntamente con bivalvos, equinodermos, foraminíferos y serpúlidos. La fauna indica condiciones someras, tranquilas, y la excelente preservación de los equinodermos sugiere mínimo transporte antes del enterramiento. Los oncoides crecieron en un ambiente marino normal, en el sector submareal, de aguas someras, con agitación leve a moderada. El limitado rolido en el crecimiento de los oncoides probablemente fue acompañado por corrientes intermitentes que reorientaron los oncoides paralelos a la estratificación. La laminación discontinua con organismos incrustantes refleja períodos de no agitación y litificación que facilitaron el crecimiento de organismos incrustantes sobre oncoides estáticos durante un período de baja tasa de sedimentación. La depositación de calizas con oncoides ocurrió durante la somerización del intervalo carbonático, asociada con la emersión, exposición subaérea y desarrollo de un paleokarst, como consecuencia de fluctuaciones relativas del nivel

  10. Dieta y ecomorfología de la ictiofauna del arroyo Manantiales, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina Diet and ecomorphology of the ichthyofauna of Manantiales stream, Buenos Aires province, Argentina

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    Eduardo M Fernández

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudio la correlación entre dieta y morfología de 19 especies de peces del arroyo Manantiales, cabecera del río samborombón, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Las especies fueron clasificadas en cuatro grupos tróficos: carnívoros, omnívoros, insectívoros y detritívoros- alguívoros. Se analizaron 12 atributos ecomor-fológicos relacionados con el uso del hábitat y la alimentación con el fin de distinguir patrones ecomorfológicos de las especies y de las especies con el alimento consumido. Se utilizaron técnicas de análisis univariado y multivariado para determinar agrupamientos de especies utilizando los atributos ecomorfológicos y la dieta como descriptores. Los carnívoros se relacionaron con un buen desarrollo de cabeza, boca, aletas caudal y pectoral; y en general con cuerpos comprimidos. Los omnívoros constituyeron un grupo más heterogéneo. Las formas nectónicas de este grupo se relacionaron con un cuerpo comprimido, ojos laterales y tamaño relativamente pequeño de las aletas pectorales y aleta caudal; las formas nectobentónicas se relacionaron con boca pequeña, cuerpo fusiforme y pedúnculo caudal largo; y las formas bentónicas, con cuerpo deprimido, ojos de posición dorsal, boca ínfera y tubo digestivo largo. La única especie nectónica consumidora de insectos sobre la superficie se caracterizó por un cuerpo fuertemente comprimido, ojos laterales, aleta caudal grande y boca grande orientada hacia arriba. Los detritívoros-alguívoros presentaron un tubo digestivo largo, boca ínfera o terminal y aletas caudales largas. La relación significativa dieta-ecomorfología permite sostener que peces de dieta similar convergen hacia atributos ecomorfológicos comunes.The present study addresses the correlation between diet and morphology of 19 fish species that inhabit the Manantiales stream at the headwaters of the samborombón river, Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The species were classified into four

  11. Arroyo Toad Range - CWHR [ds612

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    California Department of Resources — Vector datasets of CWHR range maps are one component of California Wildlife Habitat Relationships (CWHR), a comprehensive information system and predictive model...

  12. Concentrations of metals in water, sediment, biofilm, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish in the boulder river watershed, Montana, and the role of colloids in metal uptake

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    Farag, A.M.; Nimick, D.A.; Kimball, B.A.; Church, S.E.; Harper, D.D.; Brumbaugh, W.G.

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    To characterize the partitioning of metals in a stream ecosystem, concentrations of trace metals including As, Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn were measured in water, colloids, sediment, biofilm (also referred to as aufwuchs), macroinvertebrates, and fish collected from the Boulder River watershed, Montana. Median concentrations of Cd, Cu, and Zn in water throughout the watershed exceeded the U.S. EPA acute and chronic criteria for protection of aquatic life. Concentrations of As, Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn in sediment were sufficient in the tributaries to cause invertebrate toxicity. The concentrations of As, Cu, Cd, Pb, and Zn in invertebrates from lower Cataract Creek (63, 339, 59, 34, and 2,410 ??g/g dry wt, respectively) were greater than the concentrations in invertebrates from the Clark Fork River watershed, Montana (19, 174, 2.3, 15, and 648 ??g/g, respectively), that were associated with reduced survival, growth, and health of cutthroat trout fed diets composed of those invertebrates. Colloids and biofilm seem to play a critical role in the pathway of metals into the food chain and concentrations of As, Cu, Pb, and Zn in these two components are significantly correlated. We suggest that transfer of metals associated with Fe colloids to biological components of biofilm is an important pathway where metals associated with abiotic components are first available to biotic components. The significant correlations suggest that Cd, Cu, and Zn may move independently to biota (biofilm, invertebrates, or fish tissues) from water and sediment. The possibility exists that Cd, Cu, and Zn concentrations increase in fish tissues as a result of direct contact with water and sediment and indirect exposure through the food chain. However, uptake through the food chain to fish may be more important for As. Although As concentrations in colloids and biofilm were significantly correlated with As water concentrations, As concentrations in fish tissues were not correlated with water. The pathway for

  13. Tunnel boring machine collision with an ancient boulder beach during the excavation of the Barcelona city subway L10 line: a case of adverse geology and resulting engineering solutions

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    Filbà, Marta; Salvany Duran, Josep Maria; Jubany, Jordi; Carrasco, Laura

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    The existence of a layer of hard boulders up to 1 m in size within the soft sediments of the Holocene Llobregat delta in the SW of Barcelona city caused the damage and stoppage of the EPB-type tunnel boring machine that excavated the subway L10 line. This layer constitutes a detrital deposit of exceptionally large grain size developed in the base of the delta. It originated as an alluvial fan in the northern margin of the delta during the last fall of the Mediterranean Sea level, at the end o...

  14. Neoarchean orogenic, magmatic and hydrothermal events in the Kalgoorlie-Kambalda area, Western Australia: constraints on gold mineralization in the Boulder Lefroy-Golden Mile fault system

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    Mueller, Andreas G.; Hagemann, Steffen G.; McNaughton, Neal J.

    2016-08-01

    The Boulder Lefroy-Golden Mile (BLF-GMF) fault system is the most intensely mineralized structure (>2150 t Au to 2015) in the Archean Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. The fault system links the Kalgoorlie and Kambalda mining districts in the Eastern Goldfields Province, a continental-margin orogen subdivided into the western Kalgoorlie ensialic rift and the eastern Kurnalpi volcanic arc. After rifting, the 2.73-2.66 Ga greenstone-greywacke succession in the Kalgoorlie-Kambalda area underwent five phases of orogenic deformation, predominantly during ENE-WSW shortening: D1 upright folding at ca. 2680 Ma, D2 sinistral strike-slip faulting at 2678-2663 Ma, D3 folding of late conglomerate-turbidite successions at 2665-2655 Ma, D4 dextral strike-slip faulting at 2655-2640 Ma and D5 east-northeast-striking normal faulting. Regional prehnite-pumpellyite to greenschist facies burial metamorphism took place during D1 and D3 crustal thickening, and amphibolite facies aureoles formed around granite batholiths during and after D3 at 400 ± 100 MPa pressure. The D2 BLF offsets D1 folds by 12 km SW-side south and contains a porphyry dyke (2676 ± 7 Ma) boudinaged by transtensional oblique-slip along a line pitching 21° southeast. The BLF is linked by transverse D2 thrusts to other sinistral faults recording strike-slip until 2663 ± 7 Ma. Late D2 strike-slip movement alternated with early D3 shortening. D3 thrusts accommodated strain in fault blocks of rigid mafic-ultramafic volcanic rocks consolidated during D1, while the sedimentary rocks in D3 synclines were foliated at high strain. Biotite-sericite alteration and gold-pyrite mineralization in the BLF-GMF system took place at 11 ± 4 km burial depth in faults active during D2 and D3. The Golden Mile (1708 t Au) and other deposits are associated with stocks and dykes of high-Mg monzodiorite-tonalite porphyry, part of a late-orogenic (2665-2645 Ma) mantle-derived suite of adakitic affinity. Hornblende and apatite compositions

  15. Los depositos de yeso intrasedimentario del arroyo El Siasgo, partidos de Monte y General Paz, provincia de Buenos Aires Intrasedimentary gypsum deposits of El Siasgo Creek, Monte and General Paz districts, Buenos Aires Province

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    N. V. Dangavs

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available El arroyo El Siasgo es un afluente del río Salado, situado en la región NE de la provincia de Buenos Aires. En su cuenca inferior, su curso recorta una gran depresión, remanente de una antigua cuenca de deflación colmatada, donde se desarrollaron, desde el Pleistoceno superior, diversos ambientes sedimentarios, principalmente acuáticos. Actualmente, se desarrolla, en esta depresión, un ambiente léntico temporario de 2.750 ha, dividido en dos cuerpos mediante un estrechamiento de la cubeta de 2 km de largo y 0,7 km de ancho. Al norte del estrechamiento se sitúa el cuerpo menor, denominado "La Cañada" y hacia el sur el mayor o "laguna del Siasgo". En los sedimentos clásticos hospedantes de este paleoambiente léntico múltiple aparece una importante acumulación de yeso intrasedimentario en distintos niveles estratigráficos (Formaciones Lobos, Luján y La Postrera I, cristalizado principalmente en tamaño arena, con diversidad de hábitos, texturas, fábricas y estructuras. Los sedimentos hospedantes del yeso son esencialmente fangos, cuya textura original se encuentra modificada por la presencia del mineral epigénico en fangos y limos arenosos e incluso en arenas fangosas. Este depósito yesífero abarca una superficie de 25,6 km², con un espesor medio de 2,15 m en el subambiente "del Siasgo" y de 0,91 m en "La Cañada". El volumen de sedimentos con yeso alcanza a 48 hm³ y la ley mineral mínima es 53,5% en la "laguna del Siasgo", con un total de 53.623.000 de toneladas de yeso impuro, mientras que en "La Cañada, con una ley media de 20,1 %, solamente alcanza a 1.361.000 toneladas de yeso impuro. Cabe señalar, que la baja ley del mineral en "La Cañada" descarta su aprovechamiento como recurso económico, mientras que el yeso presente en el subambiente "del Siasgo" es de alta potencialidad para su explotación, incluso en su valor mínimo. Estos yesos son el producto de la interacción de aguas superficiales y subterr

  16. Organic matter characterization and decomposition dynamics in sub-Antarctic streams impacted by invasive beavers Caracterización de la materia orgánica y la dinámica de descomposición en arroyos subantárticos impactados por castores invasores

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    Erica Ulloa

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    Full Text Available Despite being a relatively remote and well conserved area, the sub-Antarctic ecoregion faces pressing global threats from climate change, the ozone hole and introduced species. Its freshwater ecosystems are one of the least studied components of this biome, but they are known to confront a host of invasive taxa including trout and beavers. We set out to understand the basic characterization and dynamics of organic matter processing and decomposition in sub-Antarctic streams under natural forest (NF conditions and in ponds constructed by North American beavers (Castor canadensis (BP. We found these streams have a naturally stable benthic organic matter regime throughout the year with a peak in leaf input from Nothofagus pumilio in autumn. Beaver ponds significantly increased the retention of organic matter and caused significantly higher decomposition rates, probably associated with increased density and biomass of Hyalella spp. As expected, leaf decay rates for N. pumilio, a deciduous species, were higher (NF: -0.0028 day- ± 0.0001 SE; BP: -0.0118 day-1 ± 0.0009 SE than N. betuloides (a broad-leaf evergreen (NF: -0.0018 day-1 ± 0.0005 SE; BP: -0.0040 day-1 ± 0.0003 SE. Overall these results indicate that the naturally low decomposition rates (slower than 89% of a global survey of decay rates for these cold, oligotrophic streams are being modified by introduced beavers to resemble more temperate latitudes.A pesar de ser una zona relativamente remota y bien conservado, la ecorregión subantártica se enfrenta a presiones por amenazas globales por el cambio climático, el agujero de ozono y las especies introducidas. Los ecosistemas de agua dulce son uno de los componentes menos estudiados de este bioma, pero se sabe que enfrentan una serie de taxones invasivos como la trucha y los castores. El propósito de este estudio es entender la caracterización básica y dinámica de descomposición de la materia orgánica en arroyos subantárticos de

  17. Diferenciación de efluentes minero industriales del carbón y poblacionales mediante el uso de la estadística multivariada: un análisis sobre las descargas al arroyo San José de Río Turbio en la provincia de Santa Cruz

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    Alba Lucía Caballero

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    Full Text Available Durante décadas efluentes poblacionales y minero industriales del carbón han sido descargados en el arroyo San José ubicado en Río Turbio, al sudoeste de la provincia de Santa Cruz (República Argentina, inutilizándolo para cualquier uso. La demanda de agua que se generará a partir de los planes de expansión de la actividad productiva y la que se originará por el aumento poblacional, hace necesario que se realicen acciones para recuperar cursos afectados, tomando como punto de partida la identificación y caracterización de efluentes descargados. Los estudios realizados previamente se han basado en un tratamiento global o en muestreos puntuales sin difereciar, cuantificar o cualificar en forma sistemática las alteraciones ocasionadas por los distintos aportes. En éste trabajo se identificó los diferentes vertidos al arroyo y se determinó parámetros fisicoquímicos durante dos campañas (invierno y verano que permitieron caracterizar los individuos a partir de un tratamiento estadístico multivariado de los datos. Los resultados arrojaron valores de pH dentro del rango de la neutralidad o ligeramente básicos y la alcalinidad, otro de los factores que determinan la disolución de metales, dio valores que les confiere a las aguas capacidad amortiguadora beneficiosa. Como conclusión estadística general, los efluentes quedaron diferenciados principalmente entre los que aportan importantes cantidades de sólidos y metales totales en suspención (Planta depuradora de carbón y la Central térmica, de los que no lo hacen (Minas en explotación y abandonadas y efluentes Poblacionales. Éstos últimos se caracterizaron además por una elevada alcalinidad y contenidos de cloruros,calcio y dureza.

  18. The lead mine in Colmenar del Arroyo (Spain); La mineria de plomo en Colmenar del Arroyo

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    Jorda Bordehore, L.

    2003-07-01

    The present article is a circuit through the history of various abandoned lead mines at 40 km away from the city of Madrid. These mineralizations are located at the South Est limit of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range in the Center of Spain. The deposits were exploited by test pits and small underground mines since the 16th Century till 1971. These small exploitations have a remarkable interest from a cultural point of view due to them having both a geologic value and historic mining-industrial heritage. Due to their proximity to the capital, these mines and out-crops can be exploited for didactic purposes. (Author)

  19. Efecto del reemplazo de la vegetación nativa de ribera sobre la comunidad de macroinvertebrados bentónicos en arroyos de climas templados, Chile central Replacement effect of riparian native vegetation on benthic macroinvertebrates community in temperate climate streams, Central Chile

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    Gabriela Mancilla

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El aporte de materia orgánica desde la vegetación ribereña es determinante en la estructura y complejidad de los sistemas fluviales; es identificado como el mayor aporte energético en ríos y una fuente importante de alimento para macroinvertebrados en arroyos de cabecera. No obstante, el paisaje ribereño ha sido altamente degradado por actividades humanas, lo que ha afectado la estructura y composición de las comunidades acuáticas. El presente estudio se desarrolló en Chile central (región del Biobío donde se concentra una intensa actividad forestal con especies exóticas. Se seleccionaron ríos de bajo orden (The organic matter from riparian vegetation is determined by the structure and complexity of streams. It presents a higher energetic input to streams as well as important source of food for macroinvertebrates in head streams. In spite of its importance, riparian landscape has been rapidly degraded by human activity, this affects structure and composition of the aquatic community. The present study was made in Central Chile (Biobio Region which has intensive forest activity with exotic species. Small streams were selected (< 3 order, because they are very particularly sensitive to changes in land use. The sites were grouped identified according to native forest land cover larger than 20% (group 1 and smaller than 20% (group 2. Significant differences (p< 0.05 in Plecoptera abundance (p < 0.05 were found between the two groups. Differences in trophic groups were significant for shredders and predators increased and gathering-collectors decreased their abundance, with native cover smaller than 20%. This showed the dependent on allochthonous material. The vegetation cover and community parameters correlations showed that Diversity (W increased with higher percentage of watershed covered by native vegetation and exotic species mix. Results suggest that a buffer conservation area of native riparian vegetation is necessary in streams

  20. Vertebrados terrestres registrados mediante foto-trampeo en arroyos estacionales y cañadas con agua superficial en un hábitat semiárido de Baja California Sur, México Terrestrial vertebrates recorded by camera traps in areas with seasonal streams and creeks of superficial waters in a semiarid habitat of Baja California Sur, Mexico

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    Erika Mesa-Zavala

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Los cuerpos de agua superficial (CAS permanentes o efímeros (pozas, tinajas, escurrimientos, etc. que se encuentran en depresiones del terreno, como arroyos y cañadas, son soporte fundamental para el ecosistema en zonas áridas. Mediante el uso de cámaras-trampa, en este estudio se identifican especies de vertebrados terrestres silvestres presentes en 4 sitios con agua superficial, en el extremo sur de la sierra El Mechudo, Baja California Sur, y se analiza el uso de los CAS por las especies en los periodos de actividad. En cada sitio se caracterizó el hábitat (topografía, vegetación y agua. Los 4 sitios mostraron diferencias en sus características ambientales. Se identificaron 41 especies de vertebrados terrestres (3 reptiles, 31 aves y 7 mamíferos. Se encontraron también varias especies de murciélagos que no fueron identificadas. La riqueza de especies y frecuencia de visita fue diferente en cada sitio. Con excepción de 3 especies de mamíferos, el horario de actividad fue similar en los 4 sitios. La presente investigación aporta información sobre la importancia de los CAS en zonas semiáridas, describiendo el hábitat, las especies y su comportamiento, elementos básicos para la conservación y manejo de los recursos naturales.Permanent or ephemeral water ponds (puddles, catchments, drains, and so on located on ground depressions, such as streams and creeks, are a fundamental support for ecosystems in dry areas. This study identified the species of native terrestrial vertebrates in 4 sites in the southernmost part of the Sierra El Mechudo, B.C.S., including how such species use these bodies of water based on the periods of species activity. Habitats were characterized in 4 sites (topography, vegetation, and water sources; camera-traps were placed around water ponds from March to October 2007. The 4 sites differed in their environmental characteristics. Overall, there were 41 species of terrestrial vertebrates (3 reptiles, 31

  1. Estratigrafía y geocronología de los dépositos del Pleistoceno tardío/Holoceno de la cuenca del arroyo La Estacada, departamentos de Tunuyán y Tupungato (Valle de Uco, Mendoza

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    Marcelo Zárate

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca del arroyo La Estacada, tributario del río Tunuyán, está situada en el piedemonte andino distal (Departamentos de Tupungato y Tunuyán, Mendoza. En este ámbito se realizaron estudios que abarcaron aspectos estratigráficos, sedimentológicos, geomorfológicos y geocronológicos (dataciones radiocarbónicas y luminiscencia óptica estimulada de los depósitos del Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno. Los resultados señalan que los depósitos componen tres unidades geomorfológicas (planicie de agradación regional, terraza de relleno y planicie de inundación actual que representan sendos ciclos de agradación. La planicie agradacional está integrada por una sucesión sedimentaria dominantemente areno-limosa, con niveles de tefras y de gravas, cuya edad es mayor a 48.000 años AP y se extiende hasta alrededor de los 3.000 años 14C AP. La terraza de relleno está compuesta por una sucesión granodecreciente, que abarca un intervalo iniciado antes de los 5.500 14C AP hasta los 400-500 años 14C AP. Con posterioridad a estas últimas fechas, comenzaría la formación de la planicie de inundación actual, caracterizada por el apilamiento de bancos horizontales de arena. El levantamiento de perfiles estratigráficos, la litología de los depósitos y su expresión geomorfológica, así como las edades numéricas obtenidas, señalan que los límites estratigráficos, atribuidos originalmente a las Formaciones La Estacada y el Zampal, transgreden lateralmente los paquetes sedimentarios asignados a cada unidad. Considerando la litología y las relaciones estratigráficas observadas se propone agrupar los depósitos de ambas unidades, así como los de la planicie de inundación actual, en una sola unidad litoestratigráfica con rango de formación y de nombre Formación El Zampal.

  2. 78 FR 48670 - Boulder Canyon Project

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    ... installed capacity of 2,078,800 kilowatts (kW) (4,800 kW for plant use). High-voltage transmission lines and... several categories. Expenses for operation and maintenance expenses, the uprating program, the visitor... determining the Base Charge and Rates: 1. A Federal Register notice was published on February 4, 2013 (78...

  3. 76 FR 56430 - Boulder Canyon Project

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    .... Security Costs Comment: A commenter expressed concern that the security costs are increasing even while the... continually reviews its security costs and seeks ways to reduce its overall costs. Hoover Dam security costs... security costs are spent in accordance with current Reclamation Legislative Guidelines, and......

  4. Solar Imagery - Composites - Full Sun Drawings - Boulder

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Synoptic Analysis Drawings, also known as Neutral Line (NL) drawings, are produced each day by space weather forecaster at the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS)...

  5. 77 FR 48151 - Boulder Canyon Project

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    ... and Rates: 1. A Federal Register notice was published on January 18, 2012 (77 FR 2533), announcing the... adjustments are located at 10 CFR part 903, effective September 18, 1985 (50 FR 37835), and 18 CFR part 300..., 2012 (77 FR 2533). Under Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00 and 00-001.00C, and in compliance with 10...

  6. 77 FR 2533 - Boulder Canyon Project

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    ... public comment forum will be held at the Desert Southwest Customer Service Regional Office, located at... Darrick Moe, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration... (602) 605-2490, attention: Jack Murray. Western will post information about the rate processes on...

  7. 76 FR 8359 - Boulder Canyon Project

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    ... forum and public comment forum will be held at the Desert Southwest Customer Service Regional Office... sent to Darrick Moe, Regional Manager, Desert Southwest Customer Service Region, Western Area Power... to (602) 605-2490, Attention: Jack Murray. Western will post information about the rate processes...

  8. Caracterización morfométrica de la cuenca del Arroyo Agua da Lucia, Botucatu-SP Caracterização morfométrica da microbacia do Ribeirão Água da Lucia, Botucatu-SP

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    Ronaldo Alberto Pollo

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    O presente estudo teve como objetivo a quantificação das áreas de preservação permanente e a caracterização da morfometria da microbacia hidrográfica do ribeirão Água da Lúcia. A área estudada localiza-se no município de Botucatu-SP, entre as coordenadas geográficas 48º18’27” a 48º21’29” de longitude W de Gr. e 22º45’49” a 22º49’28” de latitude S e altitude de 559 m. A partir da estimativa de alguns parâmetros físicos, os resultados apresentaram uma microbacia de 3a ordem com área de 19,29 km2, baixa densidade de drenagem de 1,1 km/km2; a declividade de 10,6 % , relevo ondulado e o gradiente de canais de 9,8% de declividade dos cursos d`águas. Apresentou índice de circularidade de 0,56 e fator de forma de 0,4, considerado baixo, indicando que a microbacia estudada possui forma ovalada. O índice de sinuosidade de 1,63 indica tendências a canais pouco sinuosos, o coeficiente de compacidade com valor de 1,33 e a distância do escoamento da enxurrada de 460 metros resultam em maior tempo de concentração da água, diminuindo a tendência de erosão e favorecendo a conservação da microbacia.

    Este estudio tuvo como objetivo cuantificar las áreas de preservación permanente y la caracterización de la morfología de la cuenca del arroyo Agua da Lucía. El área de estudio está ubicada en Botucatu-SP, entre las coordenadas geográficas 48°18'27 " y 48°21'29" de longitud W y 22°45'49" y 22°49'28" de latitud S, con altitud de 559m. A partir de la estimación de algunos parámetros físicos, los resultados mostraron una cuenca hidrográfica de 3ª orden con una superficie de 19,29 km2, baja densidad de drenaje de 1,1 km/km2, pendiente del 10,6%, y relevo ondulado y gradientes de canales de 9,8% de declividad de los cursos de agua. Presentó un índice de circularidad de 0,56 y un factor de forma de 0,4, considerado bajo, lo

  9. Petrología y geoquímica de las rocas máficas-ultramáficas del área río Las Águilas - arroyo de Los Manantiales, Provincia de San Luis Petrology and geochemistry of mafic-ultramafic rocks in the Las Águilas River-of the Manantiales stream area, San Luis

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    G. Ferracutti

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Dada la carencia de información de campo detallada, se efectuó el mapeo y muestreo de los cuerpos máficos-ultramáficos aflorantes entre el río de Las Águilas y el arroyo de Los Manantiales en la provincia de San Luis. La escasa información de campo, petrográfica y geoquímica de las unidades de éste área dificultaba la vinculación entre las rocas aflorantes y aquellas reconocidas en los testigos de perforación. Los cuerpos ígneos de interés se hallan en contacto con el basamento metamórfico a través de fallas de alto ángulo de buzamiento y/o contactos intrusivos. En Las Higueras y Virorco, se identificaron afloramientos de rocas máficas-ultramáficas con textura magmática primaria de tipo estratificada no-uniforme de regularidad intermitente. El estudio de estos cuerpos generó un desafío particular debido a los procesos deformación, metamorfismo y alteración que los han afectado. Estos factores no solo modificaron la mineralogía de las rocas sino que ademas generaron bloques basculados reconocidos por la presencia de texturas de estratificación magmaticas cuya posición espacial no se corresponde con la magmática originaria. Los patrones de los elementos de tierras raras normalizados a condrita permiten identificar un proceso de diferenciación, con mayor enriquecimiento en los contenidos de tierras raras en las rocas más evolucionadas. En base a los contenidos de tierras raras de las rocas ultramáficas, se infiere que la cristalización magmática estuvo controlada por la presencia de olivino y ortopiroxeno.Geological mapping was completed in the area between Las Águilas River and the Manantiales stream in San Luis province due to the absence of a detailed geologic map of the mafic-ultramafic bodies which occur in this region. Also the lack of petrographic and geochemical information constituted a draw back when attempting to relate surface and subsurface rocks. In this contribution a geological map of the area and

  10. Facies y microfacies de la rampa tithoniana-berriasiana de la cuenca neuquina (Formación Vaca Muerta en la sección del arroyo Loncoche - Malargüe, provincia de Mendoza Facies and microfacies of the Tithonian-Berriasian ramp from the Neuquén basin (Vaca Muerta Formation in the Loncoche creek section - Malargüe, Mendoza

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    Diego A. Kietzmann

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La Formación Vaca Muerta (Tithoniano-Berriasiano consiste en una alternancia rítmica de lutitas negras, lutitas grises, margas y limolitas, con mudstones, wackestones, packstones, floatstones y rudstones bioclásticos. La asociación de facies en la sección del arroyo Loncoche, permitió definir 12 litofacies y 8 microfacies, dominadas por moluscos, equinodermos, foraminíferos, braquiópodos, serpúlidos y radiolarios. Se distinguieron cuatro asociaciones de facies correspondientes a los subambientes de cuenca, rampa externa (distal y proximal y rampa media. La utilización de la relación Nassellaria/Spumellaria permitió estimar un rango de profundidades menores a 200 metros. El patrón de apilamiento y la distribución vertical de facies permitió la distinción de tres secuencias depositacionales, y el reconocimiento de un sistema tithoniano de rampa homoclinal y un sistema berriasiano de rampa homoclinal de mayor gradiente. La secuencia depositacional 1 consiste en facies de cuenca y rampa externa distal y se caracteriza por un patrón retrogradacional. Presenta un espesor de 124 m, y se extiende desde la Zona de Virgatosphinctes mendozanus hasta la base de la Zona de Corongoceras alternans. Las secuencias depositacionales 2 y 3 consisten en facies de rampa externa y rampa media. Están caracterizadas por un patrón agradacional y progradacional. El espesor de la secuencia 2 es de 66 m y se asigna a la Zona de Corongoceras alternans, mientras que la secuencia 3 alcanza 78 m y corresponde a las zonas de Substeueroceras koeneni y Spiticeras damesi.Facies association of the Tithonian-Berriasian Vaca Muerta Formation from the Loncoche creek section, Neuquén Basin, west central Argentina, allow the distinction and definition of 12 lithofacies and 8 microfacies, which are dominated by molluscs, echinoderms, foraminifera, brachiopods, serpulids and radiolarians. The Vaca Muerta Formation consists of a rhythmical alternation of black shales

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

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    A. I. Pasquini

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

  12. El arroyo Azul como escenario para el aprendizaje escolar

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    Rudzik, Gabriela; Merlos, Cristina; Grosman, Fabián

    2007-01-01

    La Educación Ambiental constituye el pilar básico para una sociedad con alta conciencia ecológica, lo cual se logra con información (Abaca y Vila, 1992). En este marco, la premisa que lo que se conoce se quiere y respeta (Arango et al., 2002), es un principio capital aplicable a nuestro medio natural. Conforma una importante y determinante herramienta para promover la participación del ciudadano en el desarrollo armónico; de allí la relevancia de su inclusión en las currículas educativas en t...

  13. Acueducto pretensado sobre el arroyo de El Gato

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    Ruiz de Azúa y Murgía, M. A.

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    Full Text Available This project is located on the main canal of the VII sector of the Bembézar (Seville irrigated zone. It is 512.5 m long, consisting of 25 spans, each 20.50 m long. There are, in addition, two approach aqueducts, each of them 13 m in length. The arrangement adopted was the classical one, of structural boxes, with a lower slab, and tie members between the top chords. Prestressed concrete was used, to ensure the watertightness of the canal, as well as achieving a 12% reduction in cost with respect to traditional designs in reinforced concrete.La obra que se relata está ubicada en el canal principal del sector VII de la zona regable del Bembézar (Sevilla. Tiene 513,5 m de longitud (25 vanos de 20,50 m, además de los dos acuerdos de acceso, de 13 m cada uno. La solución adoptada fue la clásica de cajeros resistentes con losa inferior de solera y tirantes entre las cabezas superiores, empleándose el hormigón pretensado por asegurarse así la impermeabilidad del conjunto, además de obtener una economía del 12 por 100 respecto a los tipos tradicionales de hormigón armado.

  14. 27 CFR 9.129 - Arroyo Grande Valley.

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    ... with Upper Los Berros No. 2 Road in section 33, T. 32 S., R. 14 E.; (28) Then southwesterly, approximately 3.27 miles along the stream in Los Berros Canyon (of which approximately 2.0 miles are along Upper Los Berros No. 2 Road) to the point at which U.S. Highway 101 crosses said stream in section 35, T....

  15. Interação genótipo × ambiente para peso ao ano em bovinos Nelore Mocho no Nordeste do Brasil

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    Diego Pagung Ambrosini

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a interação genótipo × ambiente (IGA quanto ao peso ajustado aos 365 dias de idade, em bovinos da raça Nelore Mocha do Nordeste do Brasil, por meio de modelos de norma de reação, via regressão aleatória com abordagem bayesiana. Os modelos analisados incluíram o efeito fixo de idade da vaca (linear e quadrático e os efeitos aleatórios genético aditivo e de grupo de contemporâneos. O modelo de norma de reação com variância residual homogênea e um passo (MHNRHO1P proporcionou melhor ajuste aos dados do que os modelos com variância residual heterogênea e o modelo animal padrão (MA. As estimativas de variância genética (64,41±13,24 kg² a 842,31±58,29 kg² e herdabilidade (0,11±0,01 a 0,63±0,02 aumentaram com a melhoria do gradiente ambiental. As correlações de Spearman variaram de 0,69 a 0,99, entre as classificações dos reprodutores com maiores valores genéticos nos MA e MHNRHO1P, nos diferentes ambientes, o que indica alteração na classificação, especialmente dos valores genéticos obtidos pelo MA nos ambientes superiores. A identificação desse nível de IGA torna necessárias as avaliações específicas dos indivíduos e rebanhos para os ambientes de baixo, médio e alto nível de produção.

  16. Delineating incised stream sediment sources within a San Francisco Bay tributary basin

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    Bigelow, Paul; Benda, Lee; Pearce, Sarah

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    Erosion and sedimentation pose ubiquitous problems for land and watershed managers, requiring delineation of sediment sources and sinks across landscapes. However, the technical complexity of many spatially explicit erosion models precludes their use by practitioners. To address this critical gap, we demonstrate a contemporary use of applied geomorphometry through a straightforward GIS analysis of sediment sources in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA, designed to support erosion reduction strategies. Using 2 m lidar digital elevation models, we delineated the entire river network in the Arroyo Mocho watershed (573 km2) at the scale of ˜ 30 m segments and identified incised landforms using a combination of hillslope gradient and planform curvature. Chronic erosion to the channel network was estimated based on these topographic attributes and the size of vegetation, and calibrated to sediment gage data, providing a spatially explicit estimate of sediment yield from incised channels across the basin. Rates of erosion were summarized downstream through the channel network, revealing patterns of sediment supply at the reach scale. Erosion and sediment supply were also aggregated to subbasins, allowing comparative analyses at the scale of tributaries. The erosion patterns delineated using this approach provide land use planners with a robust framework to design erosion reduction strategies. More broadly, the study demonstrates a modern analysis of important geomorphic processes affected by land use that is easily applied by agencies to solve common problems in watersheds, improving the integration between science and environmental management.

  17. Characterization of Boulders Ejected from Small Impact Craters

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    When an asteroid or comet impacts the surface of a solid body, some of the surface material is often ejected from the crater in the form of blocks. We are characterizing the size and location of such blocks around craters on the Moon and Mars. The lunar craters were observed in Lunar Orbiter III ima

  18. Sisyphus’s Boulder:An Interpretation of Work

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    People use their freedom to choose a proper work, while the work selects appropriate people. To some extent, people interact with the outside through work. Work has mutual effect on internal challenge of a person and the external change of the world.

  19. 77 FR 64333 - Relocation of Transmission Lines for the U.S. 93 Boulder City Bypass Project, Boulder County, NV...

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    ... for the Project EIS (FHWA-NV-EIS-00-02-F; April 2005; 76 FR 34073). Western was a cooperating agency... needs are satisfied and, with this notice, is adopting the Project EIS for its participation in the... the western end of the Hoover Dam Bypass project near the Hacienda Hotel and Casino. Western...

  20. Conocer para valorar y respetar : El arroyo del azul desde la perspectiva ambiental

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    Merlos, Cristina; Aguirre, Daniela; Bertuzzi, Emilio; Birnstil, Vanesa; Bocchio, Verónica; Chindamo, Micaela; Cremona, Camila; Grosman, Fabián; González Castenail, José; Graziano, Lautaro; Mutuberría, Soledad; Pucheu, Soledad; Ozán, Pamela; Ozán, Gastón; Saggio, Leila

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    En las actividades desarrolladas se introducen conceptos, mensajes enfáticos sobre la importancia de las prácticas conservacionistas y los problemas relacionados con la alteración del hábitat, cambio de uso del suelo, contaminación por agroquímicos, paisaje previo a la conquista, acerca de los pueblos originarios, el proceso de agriculturación y otros temas que en base al interés de docentes y alumnos se abordaban con mayor o menor grado de profundidad. Todo ello con la intención de conocer e...

  1. 75 FR 37358 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad

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    ... 7 percent discount rate. Overall, the real estate industry (real estate development, CEQA, and delay... present value terms using a 7 percent discount rate. Overall, the real estate industry (real estate... following categories: (1) Real estate development; (2) changes in water supply; (3) grazing activities;......

  2. 2012 NOAA Color Ortho-rectified Mosaic of Arroyo Colorado, Texas

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains ortho-rectified mosaic tiles, created as a product from the NOAA Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) initiative. The source imagery...

  3. Pré-filtração em pedregulho e filtração lenta com areia, manta não tecida e carvão ativado para polimento de efluentes domésticos tratados em leitos cultivados Pré-filtration in boulder and slow sand filtration with non-woven synthetic layers and granulated vegetal coal to improve quality in wastewater treated by constructed wetlands

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    José E. S. Paterniani

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo comparar sistemas de filtragem, composto de pré-filtro de pedregulho seguido de filtro lento com o meio filtrante areia e no topo manta sintética não tecida e pré-filtro de pedregulho seguido de filtro lento com meio filtrante areia e carvão ativado granular e no topo manta sintética não tecida, para polimento de efluentes domésticos tratados em leitos cultivados, visando à aplicação na fertirrigação. Na comparação dos sistemas de filtragem, avaliou-se a eficiência de remoção dos parâmetros: sólidos em suspensão, turbidez, cor aparente, demanda química de oxigênio, oxigênio dissolvido, ferro, manganês, coliformes totais e E. coli. Os dois sistemas operavam 24 horas por dia, com a mesma taxa de aplicação, tratando uma vazão total final de 1,5 m³ dia-1, sendo que a taxa de aplicação para a unidade de pré-filtração era, em média, de 8,4 m³ m-2 dia-1 e para cada uma das unidades de filtração lenta era, em media, de 2,7 m³ m-2 dia-1. As unidades de pré-filtração e filtração lenta mostraram-se eficientes na redução das concentrações de sólidos suspensos, turbidez, cor aparente e DQO, como polimento de esgotos domésticos previamente tratados. O uso de carvão ativado granular, em combinação com areia, proporcionou ao filtro lento maior eficiência na remoção de sólidos suspensos, cor, turbidez, coliformes totais e E. Coli., sem com isso aumentar a perda de carga inicial. Existe a possibilidade de utilização dos efluentes para a prática da fertirrigação, sendo necessário o processo de desinfecção ou não, dependendo da cultura e o sistema de irrigação utilizado.The objective of this study was the comparison between two filtration systems, being one composed of a boulder pre-filter followed by a slow filter with sand as filtration media and a non-woven synthetic fabric in the upper part, and the other one composed of a boulder pre-filter followed by a

  4. Evolución y dinámica de la barrera medanosa entre los arroyos Zabala y Claromecó, partidos de San Cayetano y Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires

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    L.C. Cortizo

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza un tramo del litoral sudeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires a través del análisis digital de fotografías del satélite Corona del año 1965 e imágenes del sensor Landsat TM (1999-2000. Datos complementarios concernientes a factores climáticos y morfología de playas fueron añadidos para el entendimiento de la dinámica eólica y de las formas medanosas resultantes. El proceso más importante fue la reducción en volumen de las formas medanosas reconocidas como semifijas y fijas al año 1965 (28% en la franja analizada de 70 x 3 km fundamentalmente por efectos del incremento en la humedad y reducción del aporte sedimentario. Se evidenció una variación en la dirección de los vientos predominantes del norte (1951-1960 al noroeste (1951-1990 que modificó la orientación de las crestas y favoreció la transición de médanos transversos barjanoides a parabólicos. La intensidad del viento del sector SO durante el período analizado fue el responsable de que las geoformas medanosas se mantengan en posición a expensas de una continua degradación. El efecto antrópico se ha centrado en la implantación de especies arbóreas para fijar las dunas así como para el desarrollo turístico (balnearios Claromecó, Orense y San Cayetano abarcando 50 Km² de una franja de 210 km²; aunque no hay efectos antrópicos que alteren la dinámica litoral. Se corroboró un aumento en las condiciones de humedad del suelo (aumento en las precipitaciones del 20% lo cual evidenció el rol de la vegetación en el control del campo de dunas.

  5. Habitat sumergido: ideas y proyectos en el Arroyo “El Gato” Ringuelet, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    El presente documento expresa el fruto del pensamiento proyectual en el ámbito del Taller de Arquitectura. Ha sido el trabajo de alumnos y docentes conmocionados por los sucesos acaecidos el 2 y 3 de Abril del año 2013, ante la inundación sufrida en la ciudad de La Plata. Cinco días después del “desastre”, alumnos de los niveles 5 (29) y 6 (42), y docentes, decidieron realizar una reflexión profunda, en contra de la incertidumbre, desarrollando alternativas proyectuales, en las escalas, terri...

  6. Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Photomosaic of Puerto Rico (Arroyo), 1999

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Habitat maps of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were created by visual interpretation of aerial photographs using the Habitat Digitizer Extension. Aerial...

  7. 2012 NOAA Ortho-rectified Mosaic of Laguna Madre / Arroyo Colorado, Texas: Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Product

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains ortho-rectified mosaic tiles, created as a product from the NOAA Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) initiative. The source imagery...

  8. Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands;Photomosaic of Puerto Rico (Arroyo), 1999

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Habitat maps of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were created by visual interpretation of aerial photographs using the Habitat Digitizer Extension. Aerial...

  9. Evaluation of Background Concentrations of Contaminants in an Unusual Desert Arroyo Near a Uranium Mill Tailings Disposal Cell - 12260

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    Bush, Richard P. [U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (United States); Morrison, Stan J. [S.M. Stoller Corporation (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) manages 27 sites that have groundwater containing uranium concentrations above background levels. The distal portions of the plumes merge into background groundwater that can have 50 μg/L or more uranium. Distinguishing background from site-related uranium is often problematic, but it is critical to determining if remediation is warranted, establishing appropriate remediation goals, and evaluating disposal cell performance. In particular, groundwater at disposal cells located on the upper Cretaceous Mancos Shale may have relatively high background concentrations of uranium. Elevated concentrations of nitrate, selenium, and sulfate accompany the uranium. LM used geologic analogs and uranium isotopic signatures to distinguish background groundwater from groundwater contaminated by a former uranium processing site. The same suite of contaminants is present in groundwater near former uranium processing sites and in groundwater seeps emanating from the Mancos Shale over a broad area. The concentrations of these contaminants in Many Devils Wash, located near LM's Shiprock disposal cell, are similar to those in samples collected from many Mancos seeps, including two analog sites that are 8 to 11 km from the disposal cell. Samples collected from Many Devils Wash and the analog sites have high AR values (about 2.0)-in contrast, groundwater samples collected near the tailings disposal cell have AR values near 1.0. These chemical signatures raise questions about the origin of the contamination seeping into Many Devils Wash. (authors)

  10. 75 FR 69433 - City of Boulder, CO; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment

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    ... Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47879), the Office of... features: (1) The Barker Reservoir; (2) the Barker Dam; (3) the outlet structure; (4) the concrete tunnel... action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is attached to...

  11. Complex Flow: Workshop Report; January 17-18, 2012, University of Colorado, Boulder

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    The Department of Energy's Wind Program organized a two-day workshop designed to examine complex wind flow into and out of the wind farm environment and the resulting impacts on the mechanical workings of individual wind turbines. An improved understanding of these processes will subsequently drive down the risk involved for wind energy developers, financiers, and owner/operators, thus driving down the cost of energy.

  12. 75 FR 57912 - Boulder Canyon Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-150

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    ... Reclamation's post September 11, 2001, security costs be adjusted upward or downward with regard to the CPI. Since the CPI applicable to this budget declined, a corresponding decline in the security costs should... projected security non- reimbursable costs has been incorporated into the final total for the ``Post...

  13. 76 FR 93 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) NIST Gaithersburg and Boulder Programs...

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    ... previous Executive Orders and Presidential statements regarding the use of human embryonic stem cells in... compliance, NIST will support and conduct research using only human embryonic stem cell lines that have been... conduct stem cell research adopt the ``National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human......

  14. 76 FR 2579 - Safety Zone; Lake Mead Intake Construction, Lake Mead, Boulder City, NV

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    ... needs of the construction company, the public will be notified as soon as practicable, but in no event... construction company will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) at least one hour prior to the beginning... are required due to the needs of the construction company, the public will be notified as soon...

  15. 77 FR 39987 - Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland; Boulder and Gilpin County...

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    ... lifts and replace with a single, upgraded six-person chairlift in an alignment that provides direct out... agencies and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in or affected by implementation of..., organizations and governmental agencies will be used to identify resource issues that will be analyzed in...

  16. Elementary particle physics and high energy phenomena. [Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

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    Barker, A.R.; Cumalat, J.P.; De Alwis, S.P.; DeGrand, T.A.; Ford, W.T.; Mahanthappa, K.T.; Nauenberg, U.; Rankin, P.; Smith, J.G.

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    Experimental and theoretical high-energy physics programs at the University of Colorado are reported. Areas of concentration include the following: study of the properties of the Z[sup 0] with the SLD detector; fixed-target K-decay experiments; the R D program for the muon system: the SDC detector; high-energy photoproduction of states containing heavy quarks; electron--positron physics with the CLEO II detector at CESR; lattice QCD; and spin models and dynamically triangulated random surfaces. 24 figs., 2 tabs., 117 refs.

  17. EOS Aura Mission Status at Earth Science Constellation MOWG Meeting @ LASP (Boulder, CO) April 13, 2016

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    Guit, William J.; Fisher, Dominic

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    Presentation reflects EOS Aura mission status, spacecraft subsystems summary, recent and planned activities, inclination adjust maneuvers, propellant usage, orbit maintenance maneuvers, conjunction assessment events, orbital parameters trends and predictions.

  18. Enhanced Sidescan-Sonar Mosaic of Boulder Basin - Lake Mead, Nevada: Geographic Coordinates

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Lake Mead is a large interstate reservoir located in the Mojave Desert of southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. It was impounded in 1935 by the construction...

  19. Enhanced TIFF Sidescan-Sonar Mosaic of Boulder Basin - Lake Mead, Nevada: Geographic Coordinates

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Lake Mead is a large interstate reservoir located in the Mojave Desert of southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. It was impounded in 1935 by the construction...

  20. Acoustic Noise Test Report for the SWIFT Wind Turbine in Boulder, CO

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    Roadman, J.; Huskey, A.

    2013-04-01

    This report summarizes the results of an acoustic noise test that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted on the SWIFT wind turbine. This test was conducted in accordance with the International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) standard, Wind Turbine Generator Systems Part 11: Acoustic Noise Measurement Techniques, IEC 61400-11 Ed.2.1, 2006-11. However, because the SWIFT is a small turbine, as defined by IEC, NREL used 10-second averages instead of 60-second averages and utilized binning by wind speed instead of regression analysis.

  1. 77 FR 19177 - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Jefferson Ranger District, Montana, Boulder River Salvage...

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    ...-commercially thin Douglas-fir and burn slash on 8,212 acres within 102 units. Approximately 210 miles of...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Jefferson Ranger...

  2. 75 FR 13232 - Safety Zone; Lake Mead Intake Construction, Lake Mead, Boulder City, NV

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Lake Mead Intake Construction, Lake Mead... establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Lake Mead in support of the construction project for Lake... ensure the public's safety. Background and Purpose Vegas Tunnel Construction will be...

  3. The fluidity of boulder debris flows is affected by fine sediment in the pore water

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    Hotta, Norifumi; Kaneko, Takahiro; Iwata, Tomoyuki; Nishimoto, Haruo

    2013-04-01

    Basic equations for debris flows are frequently derived using the simple assumption of monogranular particles. However, actual debris flows include a great diversity of grain sizes, resulting in inherent features such as inverse grading, particle size segregation, and liquefaction of fine sediment. The liquefaction of fine sediment affects the fluidity of debris flows, although the behavior and influence of fine sediment in debris flows have not been examined sufficiently. This study used flume tests to detect the effect of fine sediment on the characteristics of laboratory debris flows consisting of particles with two diameters: one diameter was fixed at a large particle size, while the small diameters were varied with the experimental conditions. From the experiments, the greatest sediment concentration and flow depth were observed in the debris flows mixed with finer sediment, indicating increased flow resistance. Then, the experimental friction coefficient was compared with the theoretical friction coefficient derived by substituting the experimental values into the constitutive equations for debris flow. The theoretical friction coefficient was obtained from two models with different fine-sediment treatments: one assuming that all of the fine sediments were solid particles and the other that the particles consisted of a fluid phase involving pore water liquefaction. A discriminant index was introduced to clarify which contribution from the two models could better explain the experimental results. The comparison of the friction coefficients detected a fully liquefied state for the finest particle mixture with sediment. However, even with the same particle size, the debris flows could be regarded as a liquefied state, a solid state, or a partially liquefied transition state depending on the experimental conditions other than the sediment particle size. These results infer that the liquefaction of fine sediment in debris flows was induced not only by the geometric conditions that allowed small particles to be stored in the interstitial space of large particles but also by the flow conditions: i.e., "fine sediment" and "coarse grain" in the debris flows of mixed particle sizes can be defined according to the kinematic conditions.

  4. 75 FR 9107 - Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Federal Volatility Control Program in the Denver-Boulder...

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    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 80 RIN 2060-AP40 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Federal Volatility Control... American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This table provides only a guide for readers regarding... between products that would exacerbate this problem. This would likely result in more 9.0 RVP fuel...

  5. BBASIN_UNGEOG.TIF - Unenhanced TIFF Sidescan-Sonar Mosaic of Boulder Basin - Lake Mead, Nevada: Geographic Coordinates

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Lake Mead is a large interstate reservoir located in the Mojave Desert of southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. It was impounded in 1935 by the construction...

  6. Recruitment issues when primary care population clusters are used in randomised controlled clinical trials: climbing mountains or pushing boulders uphill?

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    Hoddinott, Pat; Britten, Jane; Harrild, Kirsten; Godden, David J

    2007-05-01

    Cluster randomised controlled trials for health promotion, education, public health or organisational change interventions are becoming increasingly common to inform evidence-based policy. However, there is little published methodological evidence on recruitment strategies for primary care population clusters. In this paper, we discuss how choosing which population cluster to randomise can impact on the practicalities of recruitment in primary care. We describe strategies developed through our experiences of recruiting primary care organisations to participate in a national randomised controlled trial of a policy to provide community breastfeeding groups for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, the BIG (Breastfeeding in Groups) trial. We propose an iterative qualitative approach to recruitment; collecting data generated through the recruitment process, identifying themes and using the constant comparative method of analysis. This can assist in developing successful recruitment strategies and contrasts with the standardised approach commonly used when recruiting individuals to participate in randomised controlled trials. Recruiting primary care population clusters to participate in trials is currently an uphill battle in Britain. It is a complex process, which can benefit from applying qualitative methods to inform trial design and recruitment strategy. Recruitment could be facilitated if health service managers were committed to supporting peer reviewed, funded and ethics committee approved research at national level. PMID:16996320

  7. Modified Level III Preacquisition Environmental Contaminants Survey for Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Jefferson and Boulder Counties, Colorado

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is one of several important historical documents associated with remediation activities at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. The Rocky Flats National...

  8. 77 FR 64847 - Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Adams, Weld and Boulder Counties, Colo.

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    2012-10-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF... persons to file trail use/rail banking requests. Under Section 8(d) of the National Trail Systems Act, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d), trail use/rail banking is voluntary and can only be implemented if an...

  9. Integrated analysis of hydrological system, use and management. Langueyu stream basin, Tandil, Argentina; Analisis integral del sistema hidrico, uso y gestion. Cuenca del arroyo Langueyu, Tandil, Argentina

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    Ruiz de Galarreta, V.A.; Banda Noriega, R.B.; Barranquero, R.S.; Diaz, A.A.; Rodriguez, C.I.; Miguel, R.E.

    2010-07-01

    This work is aim to hydrological and environmental characterization of Langueyu stream basin, where Tandil city is located. This basin is developed on northern hillside of Tandilia system, in Buenos Aires province, and it drains to NE. There are two different hydrogeological units: crystalline rocks and Cenozoic sediments, which correspond with two hydrolithological characters, fissured and clastic porous, respectively. The population is supplied by groundwater sources. Water exploitation and use were analyzed, according to the growing demands from industrial, agricultural and urban uses. The impacts of intense exploitation were evaluated. High levels of nitrate were corroborated in older wells of the city, which nowadays are in use. The hydrodynamic change in a section of the stream, where it converts to influent, was detected. This disturbance of the natural relation could be a potential source of contamination to the aquifer, due to high charges of industrial and urban effluents which the stream receives. Several population sectors, which have neither a drinking water net nor a sewer system, showed microbiological and chemical water contamination. Other water impact is constituted by several abandoned quarries which have historically received wastes, mainly from foundry industries. In conclusion, water management basin does not aim to sustainable development, due to its lack of integration. It demands the knowledge of hydrological system, according with the goal to avoid water quality degradation and to guarantee its protection. (Author).

  10. Experiencia piloto: apoyo al aprendizaje de Administración I utilizando herramientas de educación a distancia en el Centro Regional de Tres Arroyos

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    Alvarez Gelves, Diego; Villarruel, Mónica; Scaramellini, Nora

    2009-01-01

    La experiencia se propone generar y evaluar experiencias sobre el uso de herramientas de Educación a Distancia que favorezcan el aprendizaje en el proceso de formación universitaria y contribuyan al mejoramiento de dichas estrategias. La educación ha mediatizado desde siempre la relación pedagógica a través de distintos medios y estrategias. No obstante, las restricciones de temporalidad y radicación, son un escollo a la hora de impartir educación universitaria. La aparición de nuevos ento...

  11. Memoria de Lodovico Dolce en la Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla por Santiago Arroyo Esteban

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    Arroyo Esteban, Santiago

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Acercamiento a la figura del literato veneciano Lodovico Dolce (ca. 1510-1568 a través de las obras conservadas en la Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla, prestando especial atención a su Dialogo della memoria (1ª ed. 1562 y a las relaciones entre imagen y texto allí presentes, que se rastrean también en otras de sus publicaciones. Approach to the figure of the Venetian man of letters Lodovico Dolce (ca. 1510-1568 through the works kept at the Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla, paying special attention to his Dialogo della memoria (1st ed. 1562 and to the connections between image and text present in it, which are also traced in some of his other publications.

  12. Revisions to the stratigraphic nomenclature of the Abiquiu Formation, Abiquiu and contiguous areas, north-central New Mexico

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    Maldonado, Florian; Kelley, Shari A.

    2009-01-01

    Stratigraphic studies and geologic mapping on the Abiquiu 7.5-min quadrangle have led to revision of the stratigraphic nomenclature for the Oligocene to Miocene Abiquiu Formation in north-central New Mexico. The Abiquiu Formation had previously been defined to include informal upper, middle (Pedernal chert member), and lower members. The basement-derived conglomeratic lower member in the northern Jemez Mountains and Abiquiu embayment is here redefined. We propose removing the "lower member" from the Abiquiu Formation because provenance of these coarse sediments is dramatically different than the volcaniclastic strata of the "upper member." Furthermore, we propose that the term "lower member of the Abiquiu Formation" be replaced with an existing unit name, the Ritito Conglomerate of Barker (1958), and that the name Abiquiu Formation be restricted to the volcaniclastic succession. The lower part of the Ritito Conglomerate in Arroyo del Cobre on the Abiquiu quadrangle is 47 m (155 ft) thick and is composed of arkosic conglomeratic beds interbedded with arkosic sands and siltstones. Clasts include, in descending order of abundance, Proterozoic quartzite, granite, metavolcanic rocks, quartz, schist, and gneiss and a trace of Mesozoic sandstone and Paleozoic chert. Clasts are predominantly of pebble and cobble size but range from granule to boulder size. Paleocurrent data collected in the Arroyo del Cobre area indicate that the Ritito Conglomerate was deposited by a south-flowing river system during the Oligocene, eroding Laramide highlands such as the Tusas Mountains to the northeast, which contain predominantly Proterozoic rocks. This depositional setting has also been suggested by previous workers. The middle member or Pedernal chert member is present both at the top of the Ritito Conglomerate and as lenses within the lower part of the Abiquiu Formation. This post-depositional diagenetic chert remains an informal unit called the Pedernal chert.

  13. Nuevos registros del parásito Probopyrus pacificensis (Isopoda: Bopyridae en el sur de Nayarit y norte de Jalisco, México New records of the parasite Probopyrus pacificensis (Isopoda: Bopyridae in southern Nayarit and northern Jalisco, Mexico

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    Alberto Ocaña-Luna

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan nuevos registros de Probopyrus pacificensis en el arroyo San Francisco, sur de Nayarit y en el arroyo Palo María, norte de Jalisco en el Pacífico mexicano, parasitando a camarones de agua dulce de la especie Macrobrachium tenellum.New observations of Probopyrus pacificensis were recorded in Arroyo San Francisco, southern Nayarit, and Arroyo Palo María, northern Jalisco, in the Mexican Pacific, infesting the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium tenellum.

  14. Sport labor migration, globalization and dual-career : case study of international student-athletes in University of Colorado at Boulder

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    Nurmi, Veera

    2014-01-01

    Sport, education, labor migration and globalization are all current areas of research worldwide. The U.S. has a unique system of making the dual-career option possible by having the college sport league organized by the non-profit association National Collegiate Athletic Association. The labor migration has increased in the past years. The primary research question in this study is, in which ways sport labor migration, globalization and dual-career are illustrated in the case study school ...

  15. Memory maps: two rural judges listing the inhabitants of their district and his economics activities (Pago de los Arroyos, Santa Fe del Río de la Plata, 1738

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    Darío Gabriel Barriera

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    Full Text Available The Christmas eve of 1734, a fire devastated the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, headquarters of the Royal family and of the Court. Felipe V ordered build in its place a Palace. To cover the costs, demanded a contribution to the cities of the monarchy. This text examines one of the consequences of this exigeance: listing the population of the south of Santa Fe, the rural judges made a padrón de pobladores. The author discuses hipothesys about the population of this territory and propose contributions about two others fields: the study of the minor judges and the study of the governamental technics at 18 century

  16. Investigación de la contaminación en el acuífero freático : Cuenca de los arroyos Martín-Carnaval: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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    González, Nilda; Hernández, Mario Alberto; Ruiz de Galarreta, Alejandro

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    Se dan a conocer los resultados de un diagnóstico preliminar acerca de la contaminación del acuífero freático, a través de la determinación del contenido en nitratos, nitritos, hidrocarburos totales, metales pesados (Cd, Cr, Pb, Zn, Cu), plaguicidas organoclorados (ocho especies o combinaciones) y fosforados (once especies o combinaciones).Como esta contribución forma parte de un Proyecto más amplio, se contó con el conocimiento del marco hidroclimático, edafológico, geohidrodinámico e hidroq...

  17. Los pobladores productores de alimentos en las Sierras de Córdoba. Primeras evidencias arqueobotánicas en los sitios Arroyo Tala Cañada 1 y C.Pun. 39

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    Full Text Available Los grupos prehispánicos tardíos que ocuparon las Sierras de Córdoba entre ca. 1200- 300 AP se caracterizaron por poseer una estrategia predominantemente agrícola, que se complementaba con el pastoreo y la caza- recolección (Berberián y Roldán 2001; Pastor y Medina 2003, 2004. Sin embargo, no se realizaron hasta el presente estudios específicos sobre restos arquebotánicos que hayan aportado un panorama acerca del aprove- chamiento de vegetales silvestres y/o cultivados. Por el contrario, el conocimiento sobre el empleo de estos recursos provino de evidencias indirectas, como la ubicación de las bases residenciales en terrenos potencialmente cultivables, la presencia de sitios pequeños al aire libre interpretados como campos de cultivo (Berberián y Roldán 2001; Medina y Pastor 2004 y el hallazgo de instrumentos relacio- nados con el laboreo agrícola (azuelas y con la molienda de granos (conanas y morteros.

  18. Aplicación de índices de calidad de agua en un arroyo pampeano utilizando macroinvertebrados bentónicos como bioindicadores (Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, Argentina)

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    Crettaz-Minaglia, Melina C.; Juárez, Ricardo; Aguer, Irene; Borro, Esteban; Peruzzo, Rubén

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    Water quality can be evaluated through a set of physical, chemical and environmental variables that characterize the water body under study. These variables, along with the climate impact,hydrological regime and land use, determine the diversity of organisms. Santa Barbara Stream is a loworder stream and is located in the Gualeguaychú Departament, Entre Ríos, in the Pampean Ecorregion. In order to study the water quality, benthonic macroinvertebrates and physical chemical variables were studi...

  19. Modélisation en champ proche de l’interaction entre sol et bloc rocheux

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    The prediction of boulder trajectory and the design of protection structures are particularly two main interests of rockfall engineering. The prediction of boulder trajectory largely depends on the bouncing of the boulder, and the design of protection structures, such as embankments, are closely related to the impact force on the boulder.Based on this background, the thesis deals with the interaction between a boulder and a granular medium as well as the bouncing of a boulder on a granular me...

  20. 76 FR 21914 - Public Land Order No. 7762; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6845; New Mexico

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    ... Order No. 6845 (56 FR 14865 (1991)), which withdrew 200 acres of public land from settlement, sale... to continue protection of the archaeological values at the Arroyo del Tajo Pictograph Site in Socorro... this extension to continue protection of the archaeological values at the Arroyo del Tajo...

  1. Solution of the Artificial Neuron Network to General Scouring in the Boulder Riverbed%漂石河床一般冲刷的人工神经网络解

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    文超; 文雨松

    2004-01-01

    漂石河床的一般冲刷计算是迄今为止还在研究的课题.本文使用人工神经网络方法中的反向转播算法(BP法),成功模拟了成昆线大漂石河床一般冲刷深度的测试数据,其精度较高,可供漂石河床的一般冲刷计算参考.

  2. STUDY ON REDUCTION OF TOE ROCKS AND BOULDERS IN BENCH BLASTING IN THE KARST FORMATION BAUXITE%减少喀斯特岩层铝土矿台阶爆破根底和大块的研究

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    陈寿如; 毛晖; 张劲松; 赵坤

    2003-01-01

    喀斯特岩层铝土矿的主要特点是岩溶洞、岩溶水多,裂隙发育,岩层和泥层相夹等,这些特点使露天台阶爆破中出现较多的根底和大块.试验中通过采取一系列技术措施,如空气间隔装药、合适的孔网参数、孔底起爆、增加炸药密度及改进药包包装等,取得了良好的爆破效果.文中介绍了试验方法及试验结果的分析.

  3. Book Review of "Being Brown in Dixie: Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South" 2011. Boulder, Colorado: FirstForumPress, by Cameron D. Lippard and Charles A. Gallagher, eds

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    Rachel Madsen

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    Full Text Available Moving with the prospect of employment in the US, there has been an influx of migrants from Latin America since the 1990s that has introduced many populations in the South to unfamiliar neighbors. Consequently, a dimension has been added to the long-existing racial turmoil between whites and blacks in these southern states: a "brown" dimension.

  4. Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance data listing release for the Three Forks Basin, Spanish Peaks, and Boulder River areas for the Bozeman NTMS quadrangle, Montana, including concentrations of forty-six additional elements

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    Totals of 531 water and 1275 sediment samples were collected from 1275 stream and spring locations. Elemental concentration, field measurement, weather, geologic, and geographic data for each sample location are listed for waters and for sediments. Uranium/thorium ratios for sediment samples are also included. Water samples were initially analyzed for uranium by fluorometry. All water samples containing more than 40 ppB uranium were reanalyzed by delayed-neutron counting (DNC). All sediments were analyzed for uranium by DNC. Other elemental concentrations in sediments were determined by neutron activation analysis for 31 elements (Al, Sb, Ba, Ca, Ce, Cs, Cl, Cr, Co, Dy, Eu, Au, Hf, Fe, La, Lu, Mg, Mn, K, Rb, Sn, Sc, Na, Sr, Ta, Tb, Th, Ti, V, Yb, and Zn), by x-ray fluorescence for 13 elements (As, Bi, Cd, Cu, Pb, Mo, Ni, Nb, Se, Ag, Sn, W, and Zr), and by arc-source emission spectrography for Li and Be. Analytical results for sediments are reported as parts per million

  5. El jabalí europeo (Sus scrofa): Un invasor biológico como presa reciente del puma (Puma concolor) en el sur de Chile The European wild boar (Sus scrofa): A biological invader as a recent prey of the American puma (Puma concolor) in southern Chile

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    OSCAR SKEWES; CLAUDIO A MORAGA; PATRICIO ARRIAGADA; Rau, Jaime R.

    2012-01-01

    Se estudió la dieta del puma (Puma concolor)en los anos 1988 y 2004 en los faldeos de los volcanes Mocho y Choshuenco, pluviselva valdiviana, sur de Chile, a través de la identificación de ítemes-presas en sus heces y la búsqueda en terreno de carcasas de jabalí europeo (Sus scrofa).Se registra por primera vez al jabalí europeo entre los ítemes-presas del puma en Chile. El puma depredó predominantemente sobre juveniles y los porcentajes de consumo variaron entre un 17-37 % dependiendo del mét...

  6. USA luure : Fidel Castro on suremas / Allan Espenberg

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    2006-01-01

    Kuuba president Fidel Castro, Haiti president Rene Preval, Filipiinide president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Türkmenistani president Saparmurat Nijazov, Guinea president Lansana Conte ja Itaalia ekspeaminister Silvio Berlusconi, Sambia ekspresident Frederick Chilubaga võitlevad terviseprobleemidega

  7. Merbromin poisoning

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    ... Poisoning and Drug Overdose . 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2007:chap 71. Linakis JG, Skarbek-Borowska S. ... Poisoning and Drug Overdose . 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2007:chap 18. Rusyniak DE, Arroyo A, ...

  8. The Iconography of Painted Ceramics from the Northern Andes Title: La iconografía de la cerámica pintada del norte de los Andes

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    Felipe Cárdenas-Arroyo, arqueólogo colombiano de la Universidad de Los Andes en Bogotá, erudito de CASVA, especialista en momificación pre-hispánica de huesos humanos.Abstract: Felipe Cárdenas-Arroyo, Colombian archaeologist from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, CASVA scholar, specialist in pre-Hispanic mummification and human bone.

  9. AcEST: BP919953 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available VU RNA-directed RNA polymerase OS=Whitewater arroyo virus (isolate Rat/United Sta...ymerase OS=Whitewater arroyo virus (isolate Rat/United States/AV 9310135/1995) GN=L PE=3 SV=1 Length = 2219 ...ed RNA polymerase OS=Tamiami virus (isolate Rat/United States/W 10777/1964) GN=L

  10. Evaluación de la distribución de la materia orgánica del horizonte superficial del suelo mediante el uso de imágenes satelitales. Aplicación de metodología SIG. Caso : cuencaq del arroyo Sanchez - Uruguay

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    Achkar, Marcel

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    Le contexte environnemental et la mutation agricole soumettent les sols à une importante érosion, qui se traduit notamment par un transfert de la matière organique (MO) vers les réseaux de drainage. Le SIG et la télédétection sont particulièrement bien adaptés pour les études de comportement de systèmes naturels, sols et végétation. Ce travail analyse, avec des données de télédétection multitemporelles – multirésolutions et un SIG, l'évolution de la productivité végétale, la distribution de l...

  11. Microbiología ambiental: estudio de patógenos asociados a enfermedades hídricas en arroyos urbanos bonaerenses : Índices de calidad y contaminación del agua. Influencia en la salud de la población adyacente

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    Elordi, María Lucila

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    Objetivo general de la tesis: Determinar las características microbiológicas y físico-químicas de cuerpos de agua superficiales de zonas urbanas y periurbanas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires expuestos a contaminación por basurales, descargas de aguas residuales y/o de efluentes industriales; y su relación con enfermedades hídricas y condiciones socioeconómicas y ambientales de la población. Objetivos particulares: - Seleccionar la/s cuenca/s a estudiar en función de la información o...

  12. El jabalí europeo (Sus scrofa: Un invasor biológico como presa reciente del puma (Puma concolor en el sur de Chile The European wild boar (Sus scrofa: A biological invader as a recent prey of the American puma (Puma concolor in southern Chile

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la dieta del puma (Puma concoloren los anos 1988 y 2004 en los faldeos de los volcanes Mocho y Choshuenco, pluviselva valdiviana, sur de Chile, a través de la identificación de ítemes-presas en sus heces y la búsqueda en terreno de carcasas de jabalí europeo (Sus scrofa.Se registra por primera vez al jabalí europeo entre los ítemes-presas del puma en Chile. El puma depredó predominantemente sobre juveniles y los porcentajes de consumo variaron entre un 17-37 % dependiendo del método empleado para analizar el contenido de presas presentes en sus heces.The diet of the American puma (Puma concolorwas studied in 1988 and 2004 in the foothills of the volcanoes Mocho and Choshuenco, Valdivian rainforest, southern Chile, through the identification of prey-items in their feces and field surveys of European wild boar (Sus scrofacarcasses. We reported for the first time the invader European wild boar as a puma's prey in Chile. The puma preys mainly on juveniles and its percentage of consumed prey ranges between 17 and 37 % according to the method employed to assess the analyses of their feces prey contents.

  13. 78 FR 20334 - Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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  14. Parámetros protéicos del plasma seminal y su relación con la calidad del semen en toros de la raza nelore (bos taurus indicus

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue investigar la presenciae incidencia de bandas proteicas específicas delplasma seminal en toros Nelore, completa y parcialmente aptos para la actividad reproductiva. Se utilizaron 68 ejemplares; 20 de variedad Padrón y 48 Mochos, con edad media de 4 años. En el perímetro escrotal (35,05±0,49 cm e 33,30±0,39cm, índice de masa corpórea (302,62±5,87 e 284,19±5,15Kg|m2 hubo diferencia (p<0,05 entre las variedades Padrón y Mocho, respectivamente. Con respecto al peso corpóreo (627,70±11,37 e 611,58±8,66Kg; la altura (1,44±0,01e 1,47±0,01m; el volumen del eyaculado (5,82±0,48 e 5,17±0,29 mL, la motilidad espermática progresiva (73,50±2,81% e75,62±0,97%, el vigor espermático (4,30±0,19 e4,27±0,11 y motilidad en masa (4,27±0,11 e3,33±0,23 no se presentó diferencia (p>0,05. En morfología espermática, tampoco hubo desigualdad entre las variedades Padrón y Mocho, respectivamente con 5,06 ± 8,20% e 5,32 ± 6,40% de defectos mayores; 9,91±6,74% e 8,36±6,06% para los defectos menores; e 14,76±13,20% e 13,82±12,61% para los defectos totales. La electroforesis del plasma seminal reveló bandas proteicas con pesos entre 5 a 105 KDa. En el 100% de toros aptos para la reproducción, la proteína con pesos de 13 Kda estuvo presente. De la misma forma ocurrió con las bandas de 20 KDa. El resto de las bandas proteicas mostraron presencia con diferentes porcentajes de incidencia en toros aptos o parcialmente aptos para la actividad reproductiva. Las dos variedades estudiadas hicieron evidente la adaptación reproductiva eficaz en condiciones de clima semejantes.

  15. Members of the Science and Technology Commission, Spanish Senate

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    Photo 01: (left to right) Mr Francisco Xabier Albistur, Senator; Mrs Mercedes Senen, Lawyer of the Commission; Mr Ramon Antonio Socias, Second Vice-President of the Commission; Prof. Luciano Maiani, CERN Director-General, Mr Alonso Arroyo, President of the Commission, signing the VIP visitors' book; and Mr Adolfo Abejon, Senator. Photo 02: Mr Alonso Arroyo, President of the Commission, signing the VIP visitors' book. Photos 03, 04: Mr Ramon Antonio Socias, Second Vice-President of the Commission, signing the VIP visitors' book; and Mr Adolfo Abejon, Senator. Photo 05: Mr Francisco Xabier Albistur, Senator, signing the VIP visitors' book. Photo 06: Mrs Mercedes Senen, Lawyer of the Commission, signing the VIP visitors' book. Photo 07: (left to right) Mr Francisco Xabier Albistur, Senator; Prof. Juan Antonio Rubio, Education and Technology Transfer Division Leader; Prof. Luciano Maiani, CERN Director-General; Mr Ramon Antonio Socias, Second Vice-President of the Commission; Mr Alonso Arroyo, President of the C...

  16. Uruguay geology contributions no. 7

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    Arroyo Grande Formation (Lower Precambrian) are intruded by several granitoid bodies.The Marincho complex are represented by: a) a main unit integrated by hornblende diorites to monzoqranites, the main facies is a biotitic-hornblenditic granodiorite; b) An unconformable belt of porphyroblastics hornblendites and related granodiorites in complex relationships; c) A unit characterized by a two mica granite heterogranular to porphyritic wich cuts the previous sets; d) a little intrusion of gross leucogranite.The granodiorite of Arroyo Grande shows to be a apophysis to NW 01 Marincho Complex, being the most frecuent lacies a hornblende-biotite-granodiorite.The petrographic diagrams shows evolutive lines, suggesting different origins tor the main granodiorite, the Arroyo Grande granodiorite south granite and the hornbledites.

  17. Late Glacial-Holocene climatic transition record at the Argentinian Andean piedmont between 33-34° S

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    Mehl, A. E.; Zárate, M. A.

    2013-10-01

    The Arroyo La Estacada (~33°28' S, 69°02' W), eastern Andean piedmont of Argentina, cuts through an extensive piedmont aggradational unit composed of a dominant late Pleistocene-early Holocene (LP-EH) alluvial sequence including several paleosols. The arroyo sedimentary record exhibits a paleosol developed affecting the topmost part of likely Lateglacial aeolian deposits aggraded into a floodplain environment by the end of the late Pleistocene. The paleosol shows variable grade of development in the outcrops along the arroyo probably in relation to fluvial valley paleotopography. Organic matter humification, carbonate accumulation and redox processes were the dominant processes associated with paleosol formation. By the early Holocene, when the formation of the paleosol ended, alluvial aggradation renewed and a higher frequency of flooding events could have affected the arroyo's floodplain environment. A period of relative landscape stability in the Arroyo La Estacada basin is inferred from the paleosol developed by the LP-EH transition in response to a climatic amelioration in the Andes cordillera piedmont after the Late Glacial arid conditions. The renewal of early Holocene alluvial aggradation was probably influenced by the South American Monsoon and resulted in a change in the sedimentary dynamics of the arroyo. The analyzed Late Glacial-Holocene alluvial record of the Andean piedmont constitutes a suitable record of the LP-EH climatic transition at the extra Andean region of Argentina. It is in agreement with regional paleoclimatic evidence along the southern tip of the South American continent, where other sedimentary sequences record similar late Quaternary paleoenvironmental changes over both fluvial and interfluvial areas.

  18. The isotopic composition of ore lead of the Creede mining district and vicinity, San Juan Mountains, Colorado: Text of a talk presented at the San Juan Mountains symposium to honor Thomas A. Steven; Rocky Mountain Section meeting of the Geological Society of America, May 2, 1987, Boulder, Colorado

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    Foley, N.K.; Barton, P.B.; Bethke, P.M.; Doe, B.R.

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    Galenas from the major Creede veins and their northern extensions are remarkably homogeneous in Pb-isotopic composition and are too radiogenic to have been derived from any magma comparable in composition to the principal volcanic rocks. This pattern was identified by Doe et al. in 1979 who proposed that the lead was derived from the Precambrian basement. The homogeneity of the ore leads, however, requires a uniform reservoir; an unlikely prospect for lead from the Precambrian basement. We report on 16 new analyses of geographically and paragenetically dispersed galenas from the Creede district and other areas as far as 11 km to the north. The lead values range from 18.972 to 19.060 for 206Pb/204Pb, from 15.591 to 15.671 for 207Pb/204Pb, and from 37.781 to 37.921 for 208Pb/204Pb. These ranges overlap those previously reported for the main ore zone.

  19. Estudio de la flora y la vegetaciòn del bosque en la estaciòn de primates Coloso-Sucre

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    Fernández Alonso José Luis; Rangel Churio Jesús Orlando; Patiño Uribe Ruben Dario

    2003-01-01

    El estudio se realizó en Coloso, Sucre, en la planicie del litoral Caribe, se efectuaron muestreos enla zona del arroyo el “Sereno” de la estación de primates. Se realizaron 14 levantamientos,utilizando el método de parcela y subparcelas, de 50 x 10 m2. Se censaron indivuidos con DAP =10 cm. La vegetación del sector “arroyo Sereno” fitosociológicamente se agrupa en la alianzaPoulsenio armatae- Anacardion excelsi, entre cuyas especies características también figuran: Achrasexcelsi, Brownea ari...

  20. Evaluación de agua recreacional utilizando una bacteria compartida entre el hombre y los animales, Escherichia coli

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    Noseda, Ramón P.

    2007-01-01

    El Arroyo Azul posee las características típicas de un arroyo de llanura, su transcurrir urbano es utilizado por la población para su recreación. Durante el periodo 1993-2007 fue evaluada su calidad bacteriológica, utilizando la bacteria Escherichia coli fecal como indicador de contaminación, su origen entérico es compartido tanto por humanos como para animales. El objetivo fue determinar la calidad bacteriológica de dicha agua y relacionarla con distintas enfermedades de origen entérico que ...

  1. El marketing glocal en España de las empresas que operan a nivel internacional

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    Miguel Baños González

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    Full Text Available Artículo reseñado:Isidoro Arroyo-Almaraz y Clifford Van-Wyk (2011: "Marketing Multicultural en España, primer país europeo en nuevos inmigrantes", en Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 66. La Laguna (Tenerife: Universidad de La Laguna, páginas 482 a 504, recuperado el 2 de enero de 2013 de http://www.revistalatinacs.org/11/art/942_URJC/21_Arroyo.htmlDOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-942-482-504 / CrossRef link

  2. La Expresión Musical con los instrumentos escolares melódicos en el Tercer Ciclo de Educación Primaria. Propuesta de Intervención Educativa

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    Simonetti Aquistapace, Pablo Gastón

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    El presente trabajo expone una propuesta de intervención educativa diseñada para el aula de música del tercer ciclo de Educación Primaria del C.E.I.P. Kantic@ Arroyo, centro educativo de gestión pública, ubicado en la localidad de Arroyo de la Encomienda, en la provincia de Valladolid. La intervención propuesta está dirigida a la formación musical del grupo destinatario de la misma, enfocada en el aspecto de la práctica de los instrumentos melódicos escolares, y se materiali...

  3. Uruguay geology contributions no. 8

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    The mineralogical and chemical studies and the thermodynamic conditions evaluated permit to represent different stability diagrams of the ferromagnesian minerals of the main units of the Marincho Complex, and of the Arroyo Grande granodiorite. The geochemical and thermodynamics characteristics allow to establish different evolutionary models. It suppose that the granodiorite of the main unit and the granodiorites associated with the porphyroblastic hornblendites derive from magmatic differentiation by fractional crystallization. The same process is considered for the granodiorite of Arroyo Grande, although the magma source is different.

  4. ESTRUCTURA DEL BOSQUE TEMPLADO DE GALERÍA EN LA SIERRA DE QUILA, JALISCO

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    Ana Luisa Santiago-Pérez; Alberto Ayón Escobedo; Verónica Carolina Rosas-Espinoza; Fabián Alejandro Rodríguez Zaragoza; Sandra Luz Toledo González

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    El área protegida Sierra de Quila en Jalisco posee una extensa red de arroyos permanentes y temporales donde los bosques de galería mantienen importantes procesos ecológicos y de conectividad biológica. Este trabajo describe su estructura florística arbórea en siete arroyos ubicados en el intervalo altitudinal de 1 876 y 2 200 m. Se establecieron 29 sitios de muestreo de 500 m 2 cada uno (1.45 ha) en los que se midieron todos los individuos leñosos 7 cm de diámetro (DN). Se registraron ...

  5. Composição corporal e exigências de macroelementos minerais (Ca, P, Mg, Na e K de bovinos não-castrados de quatro raças Zebuínas Body composition and macrominerals (Ca, P, Mg, Na and K requirements of bulls, from four Zebu breeds

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    Mário Fonseca Paulino

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available A composição corporal e as exigências de macroelementos minerais (Ca, P, Mg, Na e K para ganho de peso de bovinos de quatro raças zebuínas (Gir, Guzerá, Mocho-Tabapuã e Nelore foram estimadas com 63 animais não-castrados, com idade média de 24 meses e 366 kg de PVinicial. Dezesseis animais das raças Gir, Guzerá e Mocho-Tabapuã e 15 da raça Nelore foram usados. Quinze animais, quatro das raças Gir, Guzerá e Mocho-Tabapuã e três da Nelore, foram abatidos ao início do estudo e os demais, distribuídos em três grupos, com três animais de cada raça e alimentados individualmente, ad libitum, com ração contendo 50% de concentrado na matéria seca, até atingirem peso de abate de 405, 450 e 500 kg, respectivamente. Equações de regressão do logaritmo do conteúdo corporal de macroelementos minerais, em função do logaritmo do corpo vazio (PCV, foram ajustadas para estimar os composição corporal dos constituintes para qualquer PCV, dentro do intervalo incluído na pesquisa (250 a 450kg. Pela derivação destas equações, a composição do ganho de PCV foi obtida. Animais das quatro raças não diferiram quanto à composição corporal de macroelementos minerais e às exigências líquidas para ganho de peso. Houve decréscimo na concentração dos cinco macroelementos no PCV e no peso ganho, com a elevação do PCV. As exigências líquidas estimadas para ganho de PCV, para os cinco macrominerais, foram inferiores aos valores fixos sugeridos pelo ARC (1980. Os requerimentos líquidos estimados de Ca e P para ganho de peso de um bovino não-castrado de 400 kg PV foram 16 e 24% inferiores, respectivamente, aos propostos pelo AFRC (1991.The body composition and macrominerals requirements for weight gain of four Zebu breeds (Gyr, Guzera, Mocho-Tabapuã and Nellore were estimated using 63 bulls averaging 24 months of age and 366 kg initial LW. Sixteen animals from Gir, Guzera e Mocho-Tabapuã breeds and 15 from Nellore breed

  6. The functionalist's body

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    Robert D Rupert

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    Full Text Available Interview with professor Robert D Rupert (Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder; School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh.

  7. RADIONUCLIDE DISPERSION RATES BY AEOLIAN, FLUVIAL, AND POROUS MEDIA TRANSPORT

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    J. Walton; P. Goodell; C. Brashears; D. French; A. Kelts

    2005-07-11

    Radionuclide transport was measured from high grade uranium ore boulders near the Nopal I Site, Chihuahua, Mexico. High grade uranium ore boulders were left behind after removal of a uranium ore stockpile at the Prior High Grade Stockpile (PHGS). During the 25 years when the boulder was present, radionuclides were released and transported by sheetflow during precipitation events, wind blown resuspension, and infiltration into the unsaturated zone. In this study, one of the boulders was removed, followed by grid sampling of the surrounding area. Measured gamma radiation levels in three dimensions were used to derive separate dispersion rates by the three transport mechanisms.

  8. The multitudinous creativity of the contemporary capitalisms

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    Full Text Available Creative Capitalism, Multitudinous Creativity, Radicalities and Alterities, Edited by Giuseppe Cocco and Barbara Szaniecki, Lexington Books, Lanham. Boulder. New York. London, 2015, 269p.

  9. Effects of Soldiers' Deployment on Children's Academic Performance and Behavioral Health. Monograph

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    Richardson, Amy; Chandra, Anita; Martin, Laurie T.; Setodji, Claude Messan; Hallmark, Bryan W.; Campbell, Nancy F.; Hawkins, Stacy; Grady, Patrick

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    Long and frequent deployments, with short dwell times in between, have placed stresses on Army children and families already challenged by frequent moves and parental absences. RAND Arroyo Center was asked by the Army to examine the effects of parental deployments on children's academic performance as well as their emotional and behavioral…

  10. Armadillo : Érosion des alluvions

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    Près d'Armadillo, municipio Armadillo, San Luis Potosi.Confluent de l'arroyo Los Conejos et du rio Armadillo. Érosion des alluvions. Dans la partie basse de la coupe, coude de conglomérat non consolidé.

  11. 76 FR 39063 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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    ....; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376... +7016 feet upstream of Saint Michaels Drive. Arroyo De Los Antores Approximately 200 feet None +6701... of confluence. Santa Fe County. Approximately 100 feet None +7140 upstream of Bishops Lodge...

  12. Chemostratigraphy of Neoproterozoic Banded Iron Formation (BIF)

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    Gaucher, Claudio; Sial, Alcides N.; Frei, Robert

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    Sawawin BIF (Saudi Arabia), and the Jucurutu Formation of the Seridó Belt (NE Brazil). Lake Superior type BIFs are represented by the Tonian Shilu Group (South China) and the late Ediacaran Arroyo del Soldado Group (Yerbal and Cerro Espuelitas formations, Uruguay). Useful chemostratigraphic tools...

  13. Chromium isotopes in carbonates — A tracer for climate change and for reconstructing the redox state of ancient seawater

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    Frei, Robert; Gaucher, Claudio; Døssing, Lasse Nørbye;

    2011-01-01

    climatic changes. We here present results of a new isotopic tracer system – stable chromium isotopes – applied to a late Ediacaran marine carbonate sequence exposed in the Calera de Recalde syncline, Arroyo del Soldado Group, Uruguay. The aim was to compare Cr isotope signatures directly to d13C, 87Sr/86Sr...

  14. 75 FR 79017 - Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, New Mexico

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    ... created by PLO No. 6845 (56 FR 14865 (1991)) will expire April 11, 2011, unless extended. PLO No. 6845 is... protect the archaeological values at the Arroyo del Tajo Pictograph Site. This notice gives an opportunity... Pictograph Site and surrounding area from deterioration, for research purposes, and for interpretation...

  15. Survey of Radionuclide Distributions Resulting from the Church Rock, New Mexico, Uranium Mill Tailings Pond Dam Failure

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    Weimer, W. C.; Kinnison, R. R.; Reeves, J. H.

    1981-12-01

    An intensive site survey and on-site analysis program were conducted to evaluate the distribution of four radionucliGes in the general vicinity of Gallup, New Mexico, subsequent to the accidental breach of a uranium mill tailings pond dam and the release of a large quantity of tailings pond materials. The objective of this work was to determine the distribution and concentration levels of {sup 210}Pb, {sup 226}Ra, {sup 230}Th, and {sup 238}U in the arroyo that is immediately adjacent to the uranium tailings pond (pipeline arroyo) and in the Rio Puerco arroyo into which the pipeline arroyo drains. An intensive survey between the United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) Church Rock Mill site and the New Mexico-Arizona state border was performed. Sampling locations were established at approximately 500-ft intervals along the arroyo. During the weeks of September 24 through October 5, 1979, a series of samples was collected from alternate sampling locations along the arroyo. The purpose of this collection of samples and their subsequent analysis was to provide an immediate evaluation of the extent and the levels of radioactive contamination. The data obtained from this extensive survey were then compared to action levels which had been proposed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and were adapted by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Division (NMEID) for {sup 230}Th and {sup 226}Ra concentrations that would require site cleanup. The Pacific Northwest Laboratory/Nuclear Regulatory Commission mobile laboratory van was on-site at the UNC Church Rock Mill from September 22, 1979, through December 13, 1979, and was manned by one or more PNL personnel for all but four weeks of this time period. Approximately 1200 samples associated with the Rio Puerco survey were analyzed 1n the laboratory. An additional 1200 samples related to the Rio Puerco cleanup operations which the United Nuclear Corporation was conducting were analyzed on-site in the mobile laboratory. The purpose of

  16. Intercity Information

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    Shanghai Xbreaker Sports FactoryShanghai Tongji University Xbreaker Sports Factory is the ultimate indoor sports gymnasium.Established in September 2001, the gymnasium has a bouldering area, a park and lounge. It is the perfect game venue or professional training center for bouldering, skateboarding, rollerskating, and trick cycling.Courses are taught by professional

  17. 77 FR 71435 - Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless

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    ... asbestos; remediation needed Suitable/Unavailable Properties Building Arkansas Sulphur Rock Radio Station N...-1265AA Directions: Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Keeper's Quarters A, Keeper's Quarter B, & an Oil/Storage...; needs remediation Montana Boulder Admin. Site 12 Depot Hill Rd. Boulder MT 59632 Landholding Agency:...

  18. Creating a Culture of General Education Assessment

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    Wong, Erwin J.; Campos, Francisca C.; Buxton, Ralph W.

    2008-01-01

    Many people know the myth of Sisyphus, the ancient king who committed an offense against the gods and was condemned for an eternity to roll a boulder unsuccessfully to the top of a steep hill. Each time he reached the summit, the boulder, of its own weight, would roll back to the bottom, whereupon Sisyphus would have to begin laboriously rolling…

  19. Implications of volcanic erratics in Quaternary deposits of North Greenland

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    Funder, Svend Visby; Larsen, Ole

    1982-01-01

    Erratic boulders, petrographically similar to the volcanics exposed around Kap Washington, are found on islands and along the coast much further to the east. Isotopic measurements on two such boulders show that these volcanic rocks are of the same age as the Kap Washington volcanics. The regional...

  20. Pré-filtração em pedregulho e filtração lenta com areia, manta não tecida e carvão ativado para polimento de efluentes domésticos tratados em leitos cultivados Pré-filtration in boulder and slow sand filtration with non-woven synthetic layers and granulated vegetal coal to improve quality in wastewater treated by constructed wetlands

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    José E. S. Paterniani; Marcelo J. M. da Silva; Tulio A. P. Ribeiro; Melina Barbosa

    2011-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve como objetivo comparar sistemas de filtragem, composto de pré-filtro de pedregulho seguido de filtro lento com o meio filtrante areia e no topo manta sintética não tecida e pré-filtro de pedregulho seguido de filtro lento com meio filtrante areia e carvão ativado granular e no topo manta sintética não tecida, para polimento de efluentes domésticos tratados em leitos cultivados, visando à aplicação na fertirrigação. Na comparação dos sistemas de filtragem, avaliou-se a...

  1. Sediment Budgets the 'Old Fashioned' way for two Subbasins of the Rio Puerco, Central New Mexico

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    Pavich, M. J.; Gellis, A. C.; Clark, I.; Ellwein, A. L.; Aby, S.

    2005-12-01

    A sediment budget was constructed for two subbasins of the Rio Puerco watershed, Volcano Hill Wash (9.30 km2) and Arroyo Chavez (2.28 km2), using data collected from 1995 through 1998. The subbasins were selected based on differences in land use. Arroyo Chavez was considered more degraded than Volcano Hill Wash, the latter of which received a grazing management award. The grazing density in the Arroyo Chavez watershed was higher (7.3 animals per 100 hectares) than in the Volcano Hill Wash watershed (1.0 animals per 100 hectares). A gas pipeline and numerous dirt roads are located within the Arroyo Chavez subbasin; neither are present within the Volcano Hill Wash subbasin. The 'old fashioned' sediment budget refers to the approach that was used--determining the total sediment leaving a basin and accounting for that sediment with a variety of field-based, labor intensive techniques. A sediment station with an automatic suspended-sediment sampler was installed at the mouth of each stream to quantify the amount of sediment leaving the subbasins. Upland erosion was measured using erosion pins and sediment traps. Channel erosion was measured using surveyed channel cross sections, bank pins, and scour chains. Aeolian dust deposition was measured with dust traps. Each subbasin was divided into geomorphic surfaces using aerial photographs and field descriptions of soils, slopes, and vegetation cover. In Volcano Hill Wash subbasin, five geomorphic surfaces were delineated: mesa, steep colluvial slopes, alluvium/ colluvium, eolian/alluvium, and the alluvial valley floor. In the Arroyo Chavez subbasin, seven geomorphic surfaces were delineated: mesa, steep colluvial slopes, moderate sloping hillslopes, gently sloping hillslopes, alluvial fans, well-vegetated alluvial valley floor, and a sparsely vegetated alluvial valley floor. Upland erosion and channel erosion rates were summed for each geomorphic surface using a geographical information system (GIS). Results indicate that

  2. Discontinuous ephemeral streams

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    Bull, William B.

    1997-07-01

    Many ephemeral streams in western North America flowed over smooth valley floors before transformation from shallow discontinuous channels into deep arroyos. These inherently unstable streams of semiarid regions are sensitive to short-term climatic changes, and to human impacts, because hillslopes supply abundant sediment to infrequent large streamflow events. Discontinuous ephemeral streams appear to be constantly changing as they alternate between two primary modes of operation; either aggradation or degradation may become dominant. Attainment of equilibrium conditions is brief. Disequilibrium is promoted by channel entrenchment that causes the fall of local base level, and by deposition of channel fans that causes the rise of local base level. These opposing base-level processes in adjacent reaches are maintained by self-enhancing feedback mechanisms. The threshold between erosion and deposition is crossed when aggradational or degradational reaches shift upstream or downstream. Extension of entrenched reaches into channel fans tends to create continuous arroyos. Upvalley migration of fan apexes tends to create depositional valley floors with few stream channels. Less than 100 years is required for arroyo cutting, but more than 500 years is required for complete aggradation of entrenched stream channels and valley floors. Discontinuous ephemeral streams have a repetitive sequence of streamflow characteristics that is as distinctive as sequences of meander bends or braided gravel bars in perennial rivers. The sequence changes from degradation to aggradation — headcuts concentrate sheetflow, a single trunk channel conveys flow to the apex of a channel fan, braided distributary channels end in an area of diverging sheetflow, and converging sheetflow drains to headcuts. The sequence is repeated at intervals ranging from 15 m for small streams to more than 10 km for large streams. Lithologic controls on the response of discontinuous ephemeral streams include: (1

  3. A coagulation-fragmentation model for the turbulent growth and destruction of preplanetesimals

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    Johansen, Anders; Dullemond, Cornelis; Klahr, Hubert; Henning, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    To treat the problem of growing protoplanetary disc solids across the meter barrier, we consider a very simplied two-component coagulation-fragmentation model that consists of macroscopic boulders and smaller dust grains, the latter being the result of catastrophic collisions between the boulders. Boulders in turn increase their radii by sweeping up the dust fragments. An analytical solution to the dynamical equations predicts that growth by coagulation-fragmentation can be efficient and allow agglomeration of 10-meter-sized objects within the time-scale of the radial drift. These results are supported by computer simulations of the motion of boulders and fragments in 3-D time-dependent magnetorotational turbulence. Allowing however the fragments to diffuse freely out of the sedimentary layer of boulders reduces the density of both boulders and fragments in the mid-plane, and thus also the growth of the boulder radius, drastically. The reason is that the turbulent diffusion time-scale is so much shorter than ...

  4. Crescimento relativo dos componentes do corpo de zebuínos de diferentes raças Relative growth of body components from different zebu breeds

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    André Mendes Jorge

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados 64 tourinhos Gir, Guzerá, Mocho Tabapuã e Nelore, com 24 meses e pesos vivos médios iniciais de 376,4; 357,6, 362,0 e 368,6 kg respectivamente. Os animais de cada raça foram divididos em cinco categorias. Uma categoria foi abatida imediatamente (AB, três receberam, em baias individuais, ração contendo 50% de concentrado na matéria seca ad libitum (I, II e III e uma recebeu a mesma ração, em quantidade restrita (AR. Os animais I, II e III foram abatidos ao atingirem pesos vivos individuais de 405, 450 e 495 kg, respectivamente. No abate determinou-se o peso corporal vazio (PCVZ, e pesaram-se a cabeça, os pés, o couro, os órgãos internos e as vísceras. Adotou-se a equação de regressão do logaritmo do peso de cada componente do corpo em função do logaritmo do PCVZ. Todos os componentes estudados, excetuando-se o fígado e o baço, revelaram um menor ímpeto de crescimento em relação ao do PCVZ.Sixty three steers from zebu breeds Gyr, Guzerat, Mocho Tabapua and Nellore, weighing, respectively, 376.4, 357.6, 362.0 and 368.6 kg initial live weight and twenty-four months old, were used. The animals from each breed were divided into five groups. One group was ramdomly assigned to immediate slaughter (AB, three groups were full-fed a ration containing 50% concentrate, dry matter basis until reaching the slaughter weights of 405, 450 and 495 kg, respectively (group I, II and III. The fifth group was fed a restricted amount of the same ration (AR. At slaughter the empty body weight (EBW was determined and the weight of internal organs and viscera were recorded. Regression equations of log weight of body component as a function of log EBW were fitted. All body components studied, with exception of liver and spleen, developed slowlier than EBW.

  5. Composição corporal de bovinos de quatro raças zebuínas, abatidos em diferentes estádios de maturidade Body composition of four zebu breed beef cattle slaughtered at different stages of maturity

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    André Mendes Jorge

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar a composição química corporal de 63 animais não-castrados das raças Gir, Guzerá, Mocho de Tabapuã e Nelore, em confinamento, com pesos vivos médios iniciais de 376,4; 357,6, 362,0; e 368,6 kg, respectivamente. Em cada raça, os animais foram divididos em cinco categorias: abate inicial, alimentação ad libitum com ração contendo 50% de concentrado até atingirem pesos individuais de abate de 405, 450 e 500 kg, respectivamente, e, finalmente, categoria alimentação restrita recebendo a mesma ração, suprindo níveis de proteína e energia 15% acima da mantença. Não houve diferenças entre as raças quanto aos conteúdos corporais de proteína, gordura, energia e macroelementos minerais (Ca, P, Mg, K e Na. Os animais abatidos com pesos mais elevados apresentam menores porcentagens de proteína e macroelementos minerais (Ca, P, Mg, K e Na no corpo, ocorrendo o inverso para a gordura corporal.This work was conducted to evaluate the chemical body composition of sixty three young bulls, from the Gyr, Guzera, Mocho Tabapuã, Nellore breeds, in feedlot, averaging, respectively, 376.4, 357.6, 362.0, and 368.6 kg of initial live weight. The animals from each breed were divided into five categories: initial slaughter, full fed diet containing 50% concentrate until the individual slaughter weights of 405, 450 and 500 kg, respectively, and finally the category restricted feeding fed the same diet supplying levels of protein and energy 15% above maintenance. There were no differences among breed regarding to body content of protein, fat, energy and macrominerals (Ca, P, Mg, K and Na. The animals slaughtered at higher weights showed lower percentage of body protein and macrominerals (Ca, P, Mg, K and Na, and occurring the inverse to the body fat.

  6. Utilização de método indireto para predição da composição química corporal de zebuínos Use of indirect method to predict chemical body composition in zebu cattle

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    André Mendes Jorge

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver equações de predição da composição química corporal de zebuínos, por intermédio da análise química de amostra de seção representativa da carcaça. Utilizaram-se sessenta e três animais não-castrados das raças Gir, Guzerá, Mocho de Tabapuã e Nelore. Os conteúdos corporais de proteína, gordura e macroelementos minerais (cálcio, fósforo, potássio, magnésio e sódio foram determinados analisando-se amostras de seção da carcaça incluindo a 9ª, 10ª e 11ª costelas (seção HH e dos demais tecidos corporais. Os teores de proteína, gordura, energia e macroelementos minerais da secção HH, com exceção para o magnésio, mostraram-se altamente correlacionados com a composição química corporal. As equações de predição baseadas na composição química da secção HH mostraram-se confiáveis para estudos comparativos da composição corporal de zebuínos.The objective of this study was to develop equations to predict chemical body composition from zebu cattle, based on chemical composition from carcass representative section. Sixty-three young bulls from Gyr, Guzera, Nellore and Mocho de Tabapuã breeds were used. Body content of protein, fat and minerals were determined on samples from the carcass section that included the 9th, 10th and 11th rib joint (HH joint, and from the remaining body tissues. Protein, fat, energy and ash contents from the HH joint, except for magnesium, were closely related to protein, fat, energy and ash contents in the body. Prediction equations based on chemical composition from HH joint showed to be reliable for comparative studies of body composition of zebu cattle.

  7. Estádios de desenvolvimento embrionário de vacas zebuínas superovuladas

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    Fonseca J.F.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi relatar o estádio de desenvolvimento de embriões coletados a partir de processos superovulatórios em zebuínos. Foram utilizadas 26 vacas, 16 da raça Nelore Padrão, três da Nelore Mocho, quatro da Gir, duas da Brahman e uma da raça Guzerá. Para o processo de superovulação utilizaram-se 350 UI de FSH em oito doses decrescentes a cada 12 horas, a partir do 10ºdia do ciclo estral (estro = dia 0. Ao sétimo dia após o estro os embriões foram coletados pelo método não cirúrgico e avaliados ao microscópio estereoscópio quanto à qualidade e estádio de desenvolvimento embrionário. Foram coletados 135 embriões viáveis, sendo 68,2% (92/135 Nelore Padrão, 12,6% (17/135 Nelore Mocho, 11,1% (15/135 Gir, 5,2% (7/135 Brahman e 3,0% (4/135 Guzerá. Os embriões foram classificados segundo a qualidade em grau I, 51,1% (69/135, grau II, 43,7% (59/135, grau III, 4,4% (6/135, e grau IV, 0,7% (1/135, e segundo o estádio de desenvolvimento em mórula, 3,7% (5/135, blastocisto inicial, 16,3% (22/135, blastocisto, 37,0% (50/135, blastocisto expandido, 42,2% (57/135, e blastocisto eclodido, 0,7% (1/135. Observou-se predominância de estádios embrionários avançados (blastocisto, blastocisto expandido e blastocisto eclodido que representaram 80% do total de embriões.

  8. Eupsophus calcaratus (Anura, Leptodactilydae: ampliación de su distribución geográfica y hábitats en Argentina

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    Úbeda, Carmen A.

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    Full Text Available Argentina, Provincia de Chubut, Departamento de Futaleufú: 1 Parque Nacional Los Alerces, margen NE del Lago Menéndez, proximidad desembocadura Arroyo Zanjón Hondo, (42°42' S, 71°41' O, 520 m snm, 14/febrero/1997. Un ejemplar macho adulto, colector: Carmen A. MACN 37034. 2 Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Arroyo Torrecillas, Lago Menéndez, 18/enero/1972. Colector: Monaglio. MACN 29946. 3 Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Lago Futalaufquen, 25/abril/1969. Colector: Foerster. CENAI 7163. 4 Parque Nacional Los Alerces, margen norte del Lago 1 [actualmente parte del Lago Amutui Quimei], (43°01' S, 71°46' O, 1-2/1971. Colectores: Monadio, Garrido y Bianchini. MACN 29723/28.

  9. Fauna y bioestratigrafía del yacimiento Aragoniense de Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela (Segovia

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    Armenteros, I.

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    Full Text Available The macro and micromammals fossils of Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela (Segovia, Spain are studied. The identified taxons allow to place the new locality in the Middle Aragonian, unit MN5 of Mein (1977, 1979, 1990. The Montejo de la Vega deposit can be correlated with the Arroyo del Olivar in the Madrid basin and the Las Planas 4A, 4B, Y4C in the Calatayud-Teruel basin.Se estudian los macro y micromamíferos fósiles de Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela (Segovia. Los taxones identificados permiten situar esta localidad en el Aragoniense medio, unidad MN5 de Mein (1977, 1979, 1990. El yacimiento de Montejo de la Vega puede correlacionarse con el de Arroyo del Olivar en la cuenca de Madrid y con los de Las Planas 4A, 4B y 4C en la cuenca de Calatayud-Teruel.

  10. Unravelling past flash flood activity in a forested mountain catchment of the Spanish Central System

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    Ballesteros Cánovas, Juan Antonio; Rodríguez Morata, Clara; Garofano Gomez, Virginia; Rubiales Jimenez, Juan Manuel; Sánchez Salguero, Raul; Stoffel, Markus

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    Flash floods represent one of the most common natural hazards in mountain catchments, and are frequent in Mediterranean environments. As a result of the widespread lack of reliable data on past events, the understanding of their spatio-temporal occurrence and their climatic triggers remains rather limited. Here, we present a dendrogeomorphic reconstruction of past flash flood activity in the Arroyo de los Puentes stream (Sierra de Guadarrama, Spanish Central System). We analyze a ...

  11. Deslizamientos al norte de la población deTricao Malal, noroeste del Neuquén

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    Emilio F. GonzálezDíaz

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    Full Text Available Se describen deslizamientos hasta ahora no reconocidosy de dispar tipología, en una zona adyacente a la margen izquierda del valledel río Curri Leuvú, ubicada al norte de la población de Tricao Malal. Estánsituados entre el cerro Palao, la laguna homónima y el sector de los llamadosRiscos Negros. Los mayores, deslizamientos correspondientes a Malal Cura yArroyo Mogolillo, corresponden al tipo rotacional múltiple, retrógado yprogresivo y están localizados en un ambiente de las sedimentitas mesozoicas,cubiertas por coladas basálticas cenozoicas. Los deslizamientos del tipo flujo(debris flow y earth flow, son proclives a ocurrir en áreas cubiertas por lasrocas volcánicas de la Formación Charilehue (Mioceno medio. Se proyectan másal norte de los límites del presente estudio, alcanzando las latitudes delvalle de los arroyos Grande y del Medio y también al sureste del cerro Domuyo(valle del arroyo Colimamil. El impacto de estos fenómenos en la red fluviallocal alcanzó importancia, llegando en el pasado en ocasiones a obstruirlagenerando cuerpos de agua permanentes, como es el caso del arroyo La Turbia yla simultánea generación de la actual laguna homónima. Se plantea laalternativa de que la ocurrencia de los deslizamientos está relacionada conexcesivos o prolongados períodos de precipitaciones, en tiempos postglaciarios.Se señala la más limitada presencia de glaciares de rocas en el cerro Palao.

  12. Determinación del área inmediata afectada por el desagote de la laguna Navarrete, Provincia de Neuquén (36°30'S-71°O

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    I.M. Penna

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    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta la alta densidad de avalanchas de roca distribuidas en el norte neuquino y su asociación con cuencas lacustres entre los 36°-38°S y 70°-71°O, son escasos los registros de desagotes catastróficos por colapso de diques naturales, pese a que éste sería el estadio final más probable en su evolución. El presente trabajo está orientado a la delimitación del área inmediatamente afectada por la ruptura del dique natural Navarrete (175 millones de metros cúbicos generado por la obstrucción, por parte de una avalancha de rocas, del tramo medio del arroyo Colorado (afluente del arroyo Pichi-Neuquén en tiempos postglaciarios no determinados. La dispersión del aluvión de ruptura desde su área fuente, se determina primeramente basándose en evidencias geomorfológicas y luego a partir del análisis sedimentario de la matriz de los depósitos de aluvión y su comparación con los del arroyo Colorado. Debido al área considerada, próxima a la boca de rotura del dique natural, las variaciones son poco significativas, si bien pueden reconocerse diferencias en la distribución de frecuencias en la matriz de los depósitos de aluvión y del arroyo en el punto de muestreo más distante al dique.

  13. Composition and structure of aquatic insect assemblages of Yungas mountain cloud forest streams in NW Argentina

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    Natalia VON ELLENRIEDER

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    Full Text Available Treinta y tres ambientes lóticos en las selvas nubladas de montaña de las Yungas del NO Argentino, fueron muestreados tanto en ambientes no modificados como alterados por actividades humanas. Insectos acuáticos de 143 taxones en 55 familias fueron colectados. El análisis de agrupamientos sugirió que la altura es una de las variables principales en la estructuración de las comunidades de insectos en estos arroyos, y la importancia de esta variable fue confirmada mediante un ordenamiento no-métrico multi-dimensional (NMS; los parámetros ambientales que mejor se correlacionaron con la ordenación fueron: altura, temperatura del agua, latitud y variables del canal (ancho, porcentaje de detritos leñosos grandes y pequeños, de bancos excavados, de piedras y grava gruesa. Procedimientos de permutación de respuestas múltiples (MRPP, mostraron que los arroyos en áreas bien conservadas difieren significativamente en su composición de los arroyos en áreas modificadas. La proporción de individuos de Elmidae y Plecoptera, y el número de taxones de Trichoptera, fueron los métricos biológicos mejor correlacionados con el gradiente de alteración ambiental local, sugiriendo que un índice ‘ElPT’ podría ser un componente útil para la evaluación del estado ecológico de estos ambientes. Los análisis de indicadores de especies, identificaron algunos indicadores potenciales de la condición de los arroyos y de los factores de alteración que los afectan.

  14. In vitro study of RRS HA injectable mesotherapy/biorevitalization product on human skin fibroblasts and its clinical utilization

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    Deglesne PA; Arroyo R; Ranneva E; Deprez P

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    Pierre-Antoine Deglesne,* Rodrigo Arroyo,* Evgeniya Ranneva, Philippe Deprez Research and Development, SKIN TECH PHARMA GROUP, Castelló d'Empúries, Spain  *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Mesotherapy/biorevitalization with hyaluronic acid (HA) is a treatment approach currently used for skin rejuvenation. Various products with a wide range of polycomponent formulations are available on the market. Most of these formulatio...

  15. Uso de las aguas residuales para el riego de cultivos agrícolas, en la agricultura urbana

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    Marcial A. Méndez F.; Martha P. Ricardo C.; Jeny Pérez P.; Geisy Hernández C.; Osvaldo Campos

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    El uso de las aguas residuales se presenta como una de las fuentes alternativas para el riego en la agricultura urbana. Esto entraña un conjunto de interrogantes en cuanto a su manejo y las posibles afectaciones que ellas puedan ocasionar a los frutos cosechados, al suelo y al medio ambiente. Las informaciones que se presentan, son solo los primeros resultados de los estudios introductorios hasta ahora realizados. Las aguas residuales del afluente Luyanó en el municipio Arroyo Naranj...

  16. Negotiating peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Southern Philippines

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    Caculitan, Ariel R.

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    The peace negotiation between the Government Republic of the Philippines and the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front which started in 1997 during the time of former President Fidel V. Ramos went through turbulent times in the year 2000 when the succeeding President, Joseph Estrada, failed to continue the momentum of the peace initiative and instead declared an â all out warâ in dealing with the rebel group. When Gloria Macapagal Arroyo became president in 2001, she turned the â all...

  17. CORTIZO ÁLVAREZ, T. (1998: Los gráficos en geografía. Gijón: Tria-ka, 147pp.

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    Full Text Available Una de las destrezas más significativas desarrolladas por la Geografía es la "graficidad" (Arroyo, 1995 entendida como la aptitud para transcribir los datos estadísticos de carácter espacial al lenguaje gráfico, es decir, a diagramas y a mapas. Representando un lenguaje visual para la investigación y la comunicación geográficas.

  18. Presence of toxic microbial metabolites in table olives

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    © 2015 Medina-Pradas and Arroyo-López. Table olives have an enormous importance in the diet and culture of many Mediterranean countries. Albeit there are different ways to produce this fermented vegetable, brining/salting, fermentation, and acidification are common practices for all of them. Preservation methods such as pasteurization or sterilization are frequently used to guarantee the stability and safety of fermented olives. However, final products are not always subjected to a heat treat...

  19. Testing the Effects of an Introduced Palm on a Riparian Invertebrate Community in Southern California

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    Theresa Sinicrope Talley; Kim-Chi Nguyen; Anthony Nguyen

    2012-01-01

    Despite the iconic association of palms with semi-arid regions, most are introduced and can invade natural areas. Along the San Diego River (San Diego, California, USA), the introduced Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) forms dense patches among native riparian shrubs like arroyo willow (Salix lasiolepis). The structural differences between the palm and native shrubs are visually obvious, but little is known about palm's effects on the ecosystem. We tested for the effects of the pa...

  20. Space Weathering of Lunar Rocks

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    Noble, S. K.; Keller, L. P.; Christoffersen, R.; Rahman, Z.

    2012-01-01

    All materials exposed at the lunar surface undergo space weathering processes. On the Moon, boulders make up only a small percentage of the exposed surface, and areas where such rocks are exposed, like central peaks, are often among the least space weathered regions identified from remote sensing data. Yet space weathered surfaces (patina) are relatively common on returned rock samples, some of which directly sample the surface of larger boulders. Because, as witness plates to lunar space weathering, rocks and boulders experience longer exposure times compared to lunar soil grains, they allow us to develop a deeper perspective on the relative importance of various weathering processes as a function of time.

  1. Lateral Variations in Lunar Weathering Patina on Centimeter to Nanometer Scales

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    Noble, S. K.; Keller, L. P.; Christoffersen, R.; Rahman, Z.

    2013-01-01

    All materials exposed at the lunar surface undergo space weathering processes. On the Moon, boulders make up only a small percentage of the exposed surface, and areas where such rocks are exposed, like central peaks, are often among the least space weathered regions identified from remote sensing data. Yet space weathered surfaces (patina) are relatively common on returned rock samples, some of which directly sample the surface of larger boulders. Because, as witness plates to lunar space weathering, rocks and boulders experience longer exposure times compared to lunar soil grains, they allow us to develop a deeper perspective on the relative importance of various weathering processes as a function of time.

  2. Lunar surface engineering properties experiment definition. Volume 2: Mechanics of rolling sphere-soil slope interaction

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    Hovland, H. J.; Mitchell, J. K.

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    The soil deformation mode under the action of a rolling sphere (boulder) was determined, and a theory based on actual soil failure mechanism was developed which provides a remote reconnaissance technique for study of soil conditions using boulder track observations. The failure mechanism was investigated by using models and by testing an instrumented spherical wheel. The wheel was specifically designed to measure contact pressure, but it also provided information on the failure mechanism. Further tests included rolling some 200 spheres down sand slopes. Films were taken of the rolling spheres, and the tracks were measured. Implications of the results and reevaluation of the lunar boulder tracks are discussed.

  3. Interpretation of stable isotope, denitrification, and groundwater age data for samples collected from Sandia National Laboratories /New Mexico (SNL/NM) Burn Site Groundwater Area of Concern

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    Madrid, V. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Singleton, M. J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Visser, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Esser, B. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-06-02

    This report combines and summarizes results for two groundwater-sampling events (October 2012 and October/November 2015) from the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) Burn Site Groundwater (BSG) Area of Concern (AOC) located in the Lurance Canyon Arroyo southeast of Albuquerque, NM in the Manzanita Mountains. The first phase of groundwater sampling occurred in October 2012 including samples from 19 wells at three separate sites that were analyzed by the Environmental Radiochemistry Laboratory at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, Madrid et al., 2013) as part of a nitrate Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) evaluation. The three sites (BSG, Technical Area-V, and Tijeras Arroyo) are shown on the regional hydrogeologic map (Figure 1) and described in the Sandia Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report (Jackson et al., 2011). The first phase of groundwater sampling included six monitoring wells at the Burn Site, eight monitoring wells at Technical Area-V, and five monitoring wells at Tijeras Arroyo. Each groundwater sample was analyzed using the two specialized analytical methods, age-dating and denitrification suites (Table 1). In September 2015, a second phase of groundwater sampling took place at the Burn Site including 10 wells sampled and analyzed by the same two analytical suites. Five of the six wells sampled in 2012 were resampled in 2015

  4. Structural reinterpretation of the Ajo mining district, Pima County, Arizona, based on paleomagnetic and geochronologic studies.

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    Hagstrum, J.T.; Cox, D.P.; Miller, R.J.

    1987-01-01

    The Ajo mining district of southern Arizona is divided into two main structural blocks by the Gibson Arroyo fault. The eastern Camelback Mountain block contains the Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary porphyry copper deposit which has been previously thought to be associated with the displaced apex of a large intrusion exposed by deeper erosion in the western Cardigan Peak block. However, unpublished U-Pb data support a mid-Tertiary age for the western intrusion. The following sequence of mid-Tertiary events in the district are indicated: 1) emplacement of the western intrusion, 2) movement along the Gibson Arroyo fault, 3) unroofing and perhaps tilting of the pluton approx 70o to the south along with the Camelback Mountain block, 4) syntectonic depositions of the Locomotive Fanglomerate and the Ajo Volcanics, 5) continued uplift and tilting to the south totaling 40o to 60o, 6) intrusion of the youngest dikes with attendant alteration and remagnetization of the host rocks, and 7) minor (?) oblique movement along the Gibson Arroyo fault.-from Authors

  5. Antimony in the Contaminated Site of El Triunfo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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    Marmolejo-Rodríguez A. J.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Antimony has properties similar to arsenic with some of its compounds toxic to humans. Therefore it is necessary to control the wastes accumulated by anthropogenic activities, such as mining, where it is in tailings to be released to the environment. According to the Environment Protection Agency, the maximum value in sediments is 11.2 mg Sb kg–1 and the Earth’s crust average is 0.2 mg Sb kg–1. In this semiarid area, the drainage basin El Carrizal is impacted with wastes of an abandoned gold mine at the Mining District El Triunfo (MD – ET which have tailings with 17,600 mg kg–1 of antimony. In the main dry river (arroyo, the Sb content is between 0.6 and 122 mg kg–1. This element is transported from the source throughout the fluvial basin to discharge into the Pacific Ocean. In the arroyo mouth we collected one sedimentary core and the sediment from dunes (28.6 – 45.7 and 6.43 – 7.74 mg Sb kg–1. This research concluded the antimony is enriched in this semiarid system, with Normalized Enrichment Factors severely enriched mainly in arroyo sediments close to the MD-ET

  6. Interpretation of stable isotope, denitrification, and groundwater age data for samples collected from Sandia National Laboratories /New Mexico (SNL/NM) Burn Site Groundwater Area of Concern

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    Madrid, V. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Singleton, M. J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Visser, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Esser, B. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-06-02

    This report combines and summarizes results for two groundwater-sampling events (October 2012 and October/November 2015) from the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) Burn Site Groundwater (BSG) Area of Concern (AOC) located in the Lurance Canyon Arroyo southeast of Albuquerque, NM in the Manzanita Mountains. The first phase of groundwater sampling occurred in October 2012 including samples from 19 wells at three separate sites that were analyzed by the Environmental Radiochemistry Laboratory at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as part of a nitrate Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) evaluation. The three sites (BSG, Technical Area-V, and Tijeras Arroyo) are shown on the regional hydrogeologic map and described in the Sandia Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report. The first phase of groundwater sampling included six monitoring wells at the Burn Site, eight monitoring wells at Technical Area-V, and five monitoring wells at Tijeras Arroyo. Each groundwater sample was analyzed using the two specialized analytical methods, age-dating and denitrification suites. In September 2015, a second phase of groundwater sampling took place at the Burn Site including 10 wells sampled and analyzed by the same two analytical suites. Five of the six wells sampled in 2012 were resampled in 2015. This report summarizes results from two sampling events in order to evaluate evidence for in situ denitrification, the average age of the groundwater, and the extent of recent recharge of the bedrock fracture system beneath the BSG AOC.

  7. Paleoambientes litorales durante el inicio de la trasgresión marina holocena en bahía Lapataia, canal Beagle, parque nacional Tierra del Fuego

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    Jorge Rabassa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Los sitios Aserradero Lapataia 1 y 2 presentan depósitos limo-arcillosos portadores de valvas de moluscos: Mulinia edulis, Mytilus chilensis, Aulacomya atra y Yoldia sp. Además predominan los quistes de dinoflagelados, revestimientos de foraminíferos bentónicos y huevos de copépodos. Valvas de Mulinia edulis fueron datadas radiocarbónicamente en 8.094 ± 43 (AA74047 y 8.167 ± 43 (AA74048 a A.P. En Arroyo Baliza depósitos limo-arcillosos son portadores de Venus antiqua, Aulacomya atra, Mytilus chilensis, entre otros. La microflora está dominada por dinoquistes protoperidinioideos, acritarcos y restos de copépodos. Se sugiere ambientes marino-marginales, con baja a moderada salinidad, y altas concentraciones de nutrientes en las aguas superficiales. La datación radiocarbónica sobre Venus antiqua en Arroyo Baliza indica 2.844 ± 34 a A.P. (AA74046. Aserradero Lapataia confirma las edades más antiguas conocidas para la fase estuárica de la transgresión holocena en el canal Beagle. Arroyo Baliza aporta nueva evidencia de la fase regresiva en este canal durante el Holoceno tardío.

  8. Legislative Action: The Possibility of Instant Retrenchment.

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    Jedamus, Paul

    1980-01-01

    Planning models developed at the University of Colorado, Boulder and resulting strategies for coping with legislated retrenchment are presented. Several areas for course of action are examined: contingency planning, planning for flexibility and enhancing real productivity. (LC)

  9. Coherent Optical Transceiver using Circular Polarization-Based Balanced Mixing Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) proposes to use its electro-optic component and subsystem expertise to transition a patented heterodyne detection scheme previously...

  10. Depth to Coal Mining in the Colorado Front Range (frimndpthu)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This file is a digital polygon representation of the depth to (overburden above) abandoned underground coal mines in the Boulder-Weld coal field, Denver Basin,...

  11. Conservation of geo- and -biodiversity in Lithuania: are there conflicts?

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    Skridlaite, Grazina; Motiejunaite, Jurga

    2014-05-01

    Lithuanian surface is sculptured by more than five glaciers, which retreated c. 10 000 years ago. After the ice sheets melted in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, and other neighbouring countries, they left numerous erratic boulders and boulder fields. Hundreds of single boulders and boulder fields are declared as natural monuments in Lithuania and other countries and are variably protected. Tens of single boulders and boulder fields are included into the Geosites database at the Lithuanian Geological Survey. Rapid weather changes in Lithuania cause the weathering of erratic boulders. However, the fastest erosion is by overgrowing cryptogams: lichenized and non-lichenized fungi, algae, cyanobacteria and bryophytes. Lichens are among the first colonizers of rock surfaces, and their impact on stonework heritage is rather well documented. Hard rocks (e.g. granites) are weathering considerably slower than soft or relatively soft sandstones, dolomites or marbles; however serious impact is visible on stones with inscriptions, drawings and open surfaces of the protected nature monuments. Lichens gradually cover whole boulder surfaces obscuring their geological value and contributing to the surface weathering in Lithuania and neighbouring countries where numerous protected stony nature monuments occur. The 73 of the 723 species of lichenized and allied fungi in Lithuania are confined to hard acid rocks. Eight of these acid rock-dwelling species are included in the Lithuanian Red Data Book, some of them have high threat category or are thought to be extinct now. There is no conservation conflict between the red-listed saxicolous lichens and their substrate where the species are confined to wild boulder meadows. Here lichens and their boulder substrate suffer from excessive growth and overshadowing from surrounding vascular plants, also from pollution which change stone surface properties and induce encroachment of more aggressive species than the usual slow-growing acid rock

  12. Good Days on the Trail, 1938-1942: Film Footage of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This film documents student hiking trips conducted by the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA during the summers of 1938-1942....

  13. A Conversation on "Cage-Busting Leadership": Manager Editor Angela Pascopella Speaks with Author Frederick M. Hess

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    Pascopella, Angela

    2013-01-01

    Recalling the myth of Sisyphus repeatedly pushing the same boulder up a mountain in his new book, author and educator Frederick M. Hess explains how the K12 education leadership is faltering, and how it can rise above.

  14. Aerosol backscattering profiles of CO2 wavelengths: the NOAA data base

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    NOAA's data base for aerosol backscattering at lambda = 10.6 μm since May 1981, Boulder, Colorado, is presented together with seasonally averaged profiles and statistical analyses. Studies of the El Chichon event are included

  15. The Table Mountain Field Site

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Table Mountain Field Site, located north of Boulder, Colorado, is designated as an area where the magnitude of strong, external signals is restricted (by State...

  16. Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Land Protection Plan for Section 16 Acquisition

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado on the borders of Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson Counties and...

  17. Electro-Optic Imaging Fourier Transform Spectral Polarimeter Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (BNS) proposes to develop an Electro-Optic Imaging Fourier Transform Spectral Polarimeter (E-O IFTSP). The polarimetric system is...

  18. ROE Absolute Sea Level Changes

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This raster dataset represents changes in absolute sea level along U.S. coasts from 1993 to 2014. Data were provided by the University of Colorado at Boulder (2015)...

  19. Developing and Implementing a Marketing Plan.

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    McCalmon, Byron G.

    1987-01-01

    A program focusing on recruitment of new freshmen at the University of Colorado at Boulder illustrates some major planning considerations in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a marketing plan. (MSE)

  20. Geomagnetic Observatory Annual Means Data

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly National Geophysical Data Center) / World Data Center, Boulder maintains an active database of...

  1. Wind Technologies & Evolving Opportunities (Presentation)

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    Robichaud, R.

    2014-07-01

    This presentation covers opportunities for wind technology; wind energy market trends; an overview of the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado; wind energy price and cost trends; wind turbine technology improvements; and wind resource characterization improvements.

  2. Lithologically influenced geomorphic responses to Holocene climatic changes in the Southern Colorado Plateau, Arizona: A soil-geomorphic and ecologic perspective

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    McFadden, Leslie D.; McAuliffe, Joseph R.

    1997-07-01

    The semiarid landscape occupied by the Navajo and Hopi peoples on the Colorado Plateau in northeastern Arizona in the southwestern United States is characterized by an extensive network of deeply incised arroyos. Since the early 20th century, many researchers have proposed that the recent formation of arroyos in this region and also many attributes of modern vegetation communities were caused directly by overgrazing of vegetation by domestic livestock of the Navajo. Other researchers, however, have proposed other causes for such features, such as climatic change. We believe that the landforms, soils and vegetation of a small area located on Antelope Mesa in this region, underlain by the highly erodible materials of the Miocene Bidahochi Formation, may have been more sensitive to minor climatic changes of the Holocene than landscapes of massive Mesozoic sandstones that dominate the Colorado Plateau. In the Antelope Mesa area, the presence of actively filling channels rather than arroyos in the upper parts of many drainage basins and associated soils and ecologic patterns indicate that the aggradation (1) was initiated in downstream reaches and within the past two centuries, (2) may be linked to recently accelerated slope erosion, and (3) is unrelated to past or ongoing grazing. This suggests the ongoing aggradation may be related to recent minor climatic changes. Geochronologic and soil-geomorphic evidence indicate that the most recent cycle of arroyo incision and filling may be a small-scale analogue for larger-magnitude, older cycles that produced regionally recognizable, paired terraces that are attributable to previous Holocene climate changes. We propose that climatic change, and more specifically, increases in precipitation, caused an acceleration in the erosion of the steep, typically minimally vegetated slopes of the Bidahochi Formation. The beginning of the 'Neoglacial Period' (ca. 2-3 ka), effects of which are documented by other proxy records in this

  3. Paleoambientes litorales durante el inicio de la trasgresión marina holocena en bahía Lapataia, canal Beagle, parque nacional Tierra del Fuego Littoral paleoenvironments during the beginning of the Holocene marine transgression in Lapataia Bay, Beagle Channel, National Park of Tierra del Fuego

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    Jorge Rabassa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Los sitios Aserradero Lapataia 1 y 2 presentan depósitos limo-arcillosos portadores de valvas de moluscos: Mulinia edulis, Mytilus chilensis, Aulacomya atra y Yoldia sp. Además predominan los quistes de dinoflagelados, revestimientos de foraminíferos bentónicos y huevos de copépodos. Valvas de Mulinia edulis fueron datadas radiocarbónicamente en 8.094 ± 43 (AA74047 y 8.167 ± 43 (AA74048 a A.P. En Arroyo Baliza depósitos limo-arcillosos son portadores de Venus antiqua, Aulacomya atra, Mytilus chilensis, entre otros. La microflora está dominada por dinoquistes protoperidinioideos, acritarcos y restos de copépodos. Se sugiere ambientes marino-marginales, con baja a moderada salinidad, y altas concentraciones de nutrientes en las aguas superficiales. La datación radiocarbónica sobre Venus antiqua en Arroyo Baliza indica 2.844 ± 34 a A.P. (AA74046. Aserradero Lapataia confirma las edades más antiguas conocidas para la fase estuárica de la transgresión holocena en el canal Beagle. Arroyo Baliza aporta nueva evidencia de la fase regresiva en este canal durante el Holoceno tardío.The Aserradero Lapataia 1 and 2 sites present clayey silty sediments including mollusk shell; Mulinia edulis, Mytilus chilensis, Aulacomya atra and Yoldia sp. Besides, dinoflagelate cysts, covers of benthonic foraminifera and copepod eggs are dominant. The microflora is represented by sporomorphs and fresh to salty water microplancton. Radiocarbon dates on Mulinia edulis shells yielded ages of 8094 ± 43 (AA74047 and 8167 ± 43 (AA74048 yr B.P. At Arroyo Baliza, clayey silts were found including Venus antiqua, Aulacomya atra, Mytilus chilensis, among others, accompanied by acritarchs and remnants of copepods. This association suggests marginal marine environments, with low to moderate salinity, and high nutrient concentration in the surface waters. Radiocarbon dating on Venus antiqua shells yielded 2844 ± 34 yr B.P. (AA74046. Marine deposits of the Aserradero

  4. Crescimento relativo e composição do ganho de tecidos da carcaça de zebuínos de quatro raças

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    Jorge André Mendes

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    Full Text Available Utilizaram-se 64 machos não-castrados das raças Gir, Guzerá, Mocho de Tabapuã e Nelore. Em cada raça, os animais foram divididos, aleatoriamente, em cinco categorias. Uma categoria foi abatida imediatamente, três receberam, em baias individuais, ração contendo 50% de concentrado na MS ad libitum (I, II e III e uma recebeu a mesma ração, em quantidade restrita, suprindo níveis de proteína e energia 15% acima da mantença. Os animais I, II e III foram abatidos ao atingirem pesos vivos individuais de 405, 450 e 500 kg, respectivamente. Adotou-se a equação de regressão do logaritmo da quantidade corporal de carcaça e de seus tecidos (muscular, adiposo e ósseo, em função do logaritmo do peso de corpo vazio. Na carcaça, o tecido adiposo, ósseo e muscular tiveram maior impulso para crescimento em idade mais tardia, precoce e intermediário, respectivamente. A carcaça apresentou alometria positiva, refletindo o seu desenvolvimento proporcionalmente maior que o do peso corporal vazio.

  5. La historia como ficción, una panorámica de la temática de la Revolución Mexicana en la obra de Ignacio Solares

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    José Ávila Cuc

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    Full Text Available Ignacio Solares, uno de los escritores vivos más importantes de México, aborda en su obra narrativa y dramática -entre otros tópicos-, el tema de la Revolución Mexicana y de personajes ligados a este hecho histórico. Esto sucede específicamente en sus novelas: Madero, el otro; La noche de Ángeles y Columbus; en las obras de teatro: El jefe máximo, El gran elector y Los mochos; y en el libro de cuentos Ficciones de la Revolución Mexicana en donde se recrean momentos claves de esta parte de la historia de México. El siguiente artículo analiza la intertextualidad temática de estas obras y la relación que guardan con la historia de la Revolución, así como su clasificación en lo que se conoce teóricamente como "novela" o "teatro histórico" y/o "texto de motivo histórico" a partir de la forma en que maneja el tema y la conflictividad de los personajes en las situaciones en que se ven inmersos.

  6. El fenómeno editorial Caras y Caretas y el papel del escritor en sus páginas: Horacio Quiroga y S.Fragoso Lima

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    Amalia Cardona Leites

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    Full Text Available El cuentista uruguayo Horacio Quiroga no es solamente uno de los nombres más expresivos de la literatura hispanoamericana, también escribió durante los años 1908 a 1913 seis novelas cortas folletinescas, una por año, publicadas bajo el seudónimo de S. Fragoso Lima en revistas ilustradas de gran circulación en Buenos Aires (Caras y Caretas y Fray Mocho. La paternidad literaria de estas novelas de folletín nunca fue asumida públicamente, y las obras fueron compiladas en libro solamente después de su muerte. En este contexto, este trabajo se propone observar de qué forma Caras y Caretas, fenómeno de publicidad durante décadas, organiza sus páginas para dialogar tanto con el público lector de un renombrado autor, como lo es Quiroga, como con el público consumidor de las novelas folletinescas de Fragoso Lima. La ubicación de los distintos textos dentro de una misma edición de la revista y el diferente contenido de los anuncios publicitarios que acompañan a Quiroga y a Fragoso Lima pueden ayudar a comprender la dinámica de las relaciones entre la naciente figura del escritor como profesional y el mercado editorial en la cosmopolita Buenos Aires del inicio del siglo xx.

  7. Review: Pierre Englebert, Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow (2009 Buchbesprechung: Pierre Englebert, Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow (2009

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    Full Text Available Review of the monograph: Pierre Englebert (2009, Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow, Boulder, Co. & London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-58826-646-0 (Hardcover / 978-1-58826-623-1 (Paperback, 310 pages. Besprechung der Monographie: Pierre Englebert (2009, Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow, Boulder, Co. & London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-58826-646-0 (Hardcover / 978-1-58826-623-1 (Paperback, 310 Seiten.

  8. Multiple Processes Regulate Long-Term Population Dynamics of Sea Urchins on Mediterranean Rocky Reefs

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    2012-01-01

    We annually monitored the abundance and size structure of herbivorous sea urchin populations (Paracentrotus lividus and Arbacia lixula) inside and outside a marine reserve in the Northwestern Mediterranean on two distinct habitats (boulders and vertical walls) over a period of 20 years, with the aim of analyzing changes at different temporal scales in relation to biotic and abiotic drivers. P. lividus exhibited significant variability in density over time on boulder bottoms but not on vertica...

  9. Natural hazards mapping of mega sea waves on the NW coast of Egypt

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    Torab, Magdy; Dalal, Nora

    2015-12-01

    Some boulder fields were deposited by the sea waves during winter storms or by paleo tsunami mega waves and most of these boulders were uprooted from the marine platform and distributed within 90 m of the shoreline, are found up to 4 m above present mean sea level. The objective of this work is defining systematic characterisation of the high-energy depositional contexts working by storms or paleo tsunami deposit, and to reconstruct the history of mega block deposition along the study area, depends upon extensive field surveying and geomorphic mapping by using GIS and GPS techniques as well as statistical analysis of boulders in order to determine both extreme events using the significant wave height and period of maximum observed storms and historical tsunamis along the study area, as well as geomorphic hazard mapping and samples dating. The results show that both possible processes (storm and tsunami waves) can deposit these boulders, it attested at Alexandria for example by the archaeological excavations and historical sources. Tsunami waves and storms cause the displacement of huge boulders from sea bottom and submersible marine terraces (platforms) to the beach due to its major power and ability of carving and graving it is also capable of pulling other boulders from the land and redeposit it on the beach or coastline.

  10. Surface-exposure ages of Front Range moraines that may have formed during the Younger Dryas, 8.2 cal ka, and Little Ice Age events

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    Benson, L.; Madole, R.; Kubik, P.; McDonald, R.

    2007-01-01

    Surface-exposure (10Be) ages have been obtained on boulders from three post-Pinedale end-moraine complexes in the Front Range, Colorado. Boulder rounding appears related to the cirque-to-moraine transport distance at each site with subrounded boulders being typical of the 2-km-long Chicago Lakes Glacier, subangular boulders being typical of the 1-km-long Butler Gulch Glacier, and angular boulders being typical of the few-hundred-m-long Isabelle Glacier. Surface-exposure ages of angular boulders from the Isabelle Glacier moraine, which formed during the Little Ice Age (LIA) according to previous lichenometric dating, indicate cosmogenic inheritance values ranging from 0 to ???3.0 10Be ka.11Surface-exposure ages in this paper are labeled 10Be; radiocarbon ages are labeled 14C ka, calendar and calibrated radiocarbon ages are labeled cal ka, and layer-based ice-core ages are labeled ka. 14C ages, calibrated 14C ages, and ice core ages are given relative to AD 1950, whereas 10Be ages are given relative to the sampling date. Radiocarbon ages were calibrated using CALIB 5.01 and the INTCAL04 data base Stuiver et al. (2005). Ages estimated using CALIB 5.01 are shown in terms of their 1-sigma range. Subangular boulders from the Butler Gulch end moraine yielded surface-exposure ages ranging from 5 to 10.2 10Be ka. We suggest that this moraine was deposited during the 8.2 cal ka event, which has been associated with outburst floods from Lake Agassiz and Lake Ojibway, and that the large age range associated with the Butler Gulch end moraine is caused by cosmogenic shielding of and(or) spalling from boulders that have ages in the younger part of the range and by cosmogenic inheritance in boulders that have ages in the older part of the range. The surface-exposure ages of eight of nine subrounded boulders from the Chicago Lakes area fall within the 13.0-11.7 10Be ka age range, and appear to have been deposited during the Younger Dryas interval. The general lack of inheritance in

  11. Preliminary Cosmogenic Nuclide Chronology of Late Pleistocene Missoula Floods

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    Balbas, A.; Clark, J.; Clark, P. U.; Caffey, M. W.; Woodruff, T. E.; Baker, V. R.

    2014-12-01

    The Missoula floods had the largest known peak flood discharges of fresh water known from the geologic record. Multiple floods are believed to have originated from the failure of the Purcell trench ice lobe, which dammed glacial Lake Missoula. The flood waters traveled westward creating the Channeled Scabland region, a spectacular complex of anastomosing channels, coulees, cataracts, loess islands, rock basins, broad gravel deposits, and immense gravel bars in east-central Washington State. Several important questions about the Missoula floods and the formation of the Channeled Scabland remain, primarily due to the few geochronological constraints on their timing. Attempts to date the duration of the multiple floods have produced a wide range of ages (13-19 ka from land deposits and 13-31 ka from marine cores), but few of these directly constrain the age of the major flood landscape elements. Here we present 14 new in situ cosmogenic 10Be ages from quartz-bearing boulders deposited at four sites in eastern Washington. Wallula Gap is a narrow constriction along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. Hydraulic damming of floodwater at Wallula Gap created glacial Lake Lewis. Surface exposure ages on large boulders found at over 300 m elevation above the river at this site will date the largest flood events. The Wenatchee region represents the most northwestern area influenced by flooding. Dates from this area will determine when flooding occurred after the retreat of the Okanogan lobe. We sampled boulders from the lower Pangborn Bar, ice-rafted boulders north of Wenatchee, and boulders from a flood bar on the Columbia River north of Wenatchee. A boulder from the Mattawa Fan was sampled to assess the last time a megaflood came through the Sentinel Gap. Finally, in order to constrain the last debris dam failure at the southern end of the Upper Grand Coulee, we sampled flood boulders deposited on the Ephrata Fan.

  12. Age assessment and implications of late Quaternary periglacial and paraglacial landforms on Muckish Mountain, northwest Ireland, based on Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating (SHD)

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    Wilson, Peter; Matthews, John A.

    2016-10-01

    Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating (SHD) was applied to a variety of late Quaternary periglacial and paraglacial landforms composed of coarse rock debris on Muckish Mountain, northwest Ireland. Landform ages were determined using a linear high-precision age-calibration curve, derived from young and old control surfaces of known age on the same rock type. The SHD ages represent maximum estimates of the time elapsed since the boulders stabilised and the landforms became inactive. Most ages are also minimum estimates for the start of landform development because older boulders are buried beneath the sampled surface boulders. Ages and 95% confidence intervals obtained for blockfield, boulder lobes and talus indicate these features were likely active during several of the early Holocene cold events evidenced in Greenland ice cores and North Atlantic sediment records. Activity ceased at different times ~ 9-7 ka BP. These landforms are the first indication of a geomorphological response to early Holocene cooling in the oceanic mountains of Ireland. Late Holocene ages, obtained for rock-slope failure run-out debris and debris cone boulders, overlap with shifts to cooler and/or wetter conditions, including the Little Ice Age. Geomorphological impacts associated with these changes in climate have not previously been recorded in the Irish uplands. The SHD results indicate that previously implied timings for the stabilisation of some accumulations of coarse rock debris on mountain slopes are in need of revision.

  13. Terrestrial cosmogenic surface exposure dating of glacial and associated landforms in the Ruby Mountains-East Humboldt Range of central Nevada and along the northeastern flank of the Sierra Nevada

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    Wesnousky, Steven G.; Briggs, Richard W.; Caffee, Marc W.; Ryerson, F. J.; Finkel, Robert C.; Owen, Lewis A.

    2016-09-01

    Deposits near Lamoille in the Ruby Mountains-East Humboldt Range of central Nevada and at Woodfords on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada each record two distinct glacial advances. We compare independent assessments of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide (TCN) surface exposure ages for glacial deposits that we have determined to those obtained by others at the two sites. At each site, TCN ages of boulders on moraines of the younger advance are between 15 and 30 ka and may be associated with marine oxygen isotope stage (MIS) 2. At Woodfords, TCN ages of boulders on the moraine of the older advance are younger than ~ 60 ka and possibly formed during MIS 4, whereas boulders on the correlative outwash surface show ages approaching 140 ka (~ MIS 6). The TCN ages of boulders on older glacial moraine at Woodfords thus appear to severely underestimate the true age of the glacial advance responsible for the deposit. The same is possibly true at Lamoille where clasts sampled from the moraine of the oldest advance have ages ranging between 20 and 40 ka with a single outlier age of ~ 80 ka. The underestimations are attributed to the degradation and denudation of older moraine crests. Noting that boulder ages on the older advances at each site overlap significantly with MIS 2. We speculate that erosion of the older moraines has been episodic, with a pulse of denudation accompanying the inception of MIS 2 glaciation.

  14. Preliminary study on the erratic exposure ages of Grove Mountains, East Antarctica

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    Li Guangwei; Liu Xiaohan; Huang Feixin; Kong Ping; Fink David; Wei Lijie; Fang Aimin

    2009-01-01

    The first study of erratic boulder exposure ages in the Grove Mountains, interior Antarctica, indicates the two erratic boulders (060131-1 and 060131-2, collected from a typical nunataks, Zakharoff Ridge in the Grove Mountains) have 10Be minimum exposure ages of 1.24±0.11 Ma, 1.37±0.12 Ma, and 26Al ages of 0.90±0.12 Ma,0.44±0.04 Ma, respectively. Meanwhile, another erratic boulder sample 060131-4, coming from vicinal ice surface, has 10Be and 26Al minimum exposure ages of 0.47±0.3 Ma and 0.44±0.04 Ma, respectively. The exposure ages of the three erratic boulders are nearly similar to the bedrocks with the similar elevation. Thus, using the technique of in situ produced terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides, the ice sheet evolution histories in the Grove Mountains reflected by erratic boulder and bedrock exposure ages are basically consistent.

  15. Estudio de la flora de comunidades ruderales antropogénicas en la IX Región de la Araucanía, Chile

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    Ramírez García, Carlos; San Martín Padovani, Cristina; Ojeda, Pedro

    1999-01-01

    Se estudió la flora ruderal de cuatro formaciones vegetales antropogénicas (matorrales de Pica-Pica, praderas, lagunas y arroyos con vegetación palustre y acuática) en la zona ubicada al poniente de la ciudad de Temuco (IX Región de la Araucanía, Chile). La lista de especies presentes se obtuvo de la primera columna de una tabla de vegetación formada por 403 censos, que fueron levantados con la metodología fitosociológica del Sur de Europa. Se encontró un total de 262 especies vegetales, con ...

  16. Los deslizamientos de la cordillera neuquina al sur delos 38° S: suinducción Mass wasting in the Neuquén Cordillerasouth of 38º: its trigger factors

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    Emilio F González Díaz; Andrés Folguera

    2009-01-01

    Las conclusiones sobre losdeslizamientos individualizados en la cordillera neuquina (36°-38°S), (suinducción sísmica; rechazo de la consideración de sus depósitos como till),indujo a proyectar su estudio al sur de los 38°S. Se distinguieron inéditaszonas de deslizamientos, cuya promoción y contexto sismotectónico difieren delos reconocidos entre los 36°-38°S. Su estudio regional, que abarcó trescomarcas (Aluminé, Chapelco y Arroyo Limay Chico), comprobó el predominio delas corrientes de tierr...

  17. Los deslizamientos de la cordillera neuquina al sur delos 38° S: suinducción

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    Emilio F González Díaz; Andrés Folguera

    2009-01-01

    Las conclusiones sobre losdeslizamientos individualizados en la cordillera neuquina (36°-38°S), (suinducción sísmica; rechazo de la consideración de sus depósitos como till),indujo a proyectar su estudio al sur de los 38°S. Se distinguieron inéditaszonas de deslizamientos, cuya promoción y contexto sismotectónico difieren delos reconocidos entre los 36°-38°S. Su estudio regional, que abarcó trescomarcas (Aluminé, Chapelco y Arroyo Limay Chico), comprobó el predominio delas corrientes de tierr...

  18. Relaciones tróficas de los principales macroinvertebrados en sistemas lóticos de la llanura pampeana: su relación con la calidad de agua

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    López van Oosterom, María Vanesa

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    El ecosistema fluvial integra la biota, interacciones biológicas y procesos físicos y químicos que determinan cómo funcionan dichos sistemas. En los arroyos pampeanos tanto el biofilm como las macrófitas acuáticas constituyen recursos basales importantes para las comunidades acuáticas de macroinvertebrados. Dichos recursos también proporcionan energía acumulada en forma de materia orgánica. Además en estos ambientes los valores de nutrientes son eleva¬dos. El análisis del complejo biológico r...

  19. Response to Esteve-Gassent et al.: flaB sequences obtained from Texas PCR products are identical to the positive control strain Borrelia burgdorferi B31

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    Norris, Steven J; Barbour, Alan G.; Fish, Durland; Diuk-Wasser, Maria A.

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    Feria-Arroyo et al. had reported previously that, based on PCR analysis, 45 % of Ixodes scapularis ticks collected in Texas and Mexico were infected with the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (Parasit. Vectors 2014, 7:199). However, our analyses of their initial data (Parasit. Vectors 2014, 7:467) and a recent response by Esteve-Gassent et al. (Parasit. Vectors 2015, 8:129) provide evidence that the positive PCR results obtained from both ribosomal RNA intergenic sequences and the ...

  20. Response to Esteve-Gassent et al.: flaB sequences obtained from Texas PCR products are identical to the positive control strain Borrelia burgdorferi B31.

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    Norris, Steven J; Barbour, Alan G; Fish, Durland; Diuk-Wasser, Maria A

    2015-01-01

    Feria-Arroyo et al. had reported previously that, based on PCR analysis, 45% of Ixodes scapularis ticks collected in Texas and Mexico were infected with the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (Parasit. Vectors 2014, 7:199). However, our analyses of their initial data (Parasit. Vectors 2014, 7:467) and a recent response by Esteve-Gassent et al. (Parasit. Vectors 2015, 8:129) provide evidence that the positive PCR results obtained from both ribosomal RNA intergenic sequences and the flagellin gene flaB are highly likely due to contamination by the B. burgdorferi B31 positive control strain. PMID:26050617

  1. Ecological Restoration of the La Primavera Forest Geothermal Zone, Jalisco, Mexico; Restauracion ecologica de lazona geotermica del bosque La Primavera, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Pastrana Melchor, Eugenio J.; Manon Mercado, Alfredo; Hernandez Ayala, Cuauhtemoc [Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, Morelia, (Mexico)

    1997-05-01

    The Bosque La Primavera is an oak-pine forest covering a surface estimated in 36 000 hectares. It is located westerly from Guadalajara City, Jalisco. Over a small part of the forest, between 1980 and 1988 the Comision Federal de Electricidad (Federal Commission for Electricity, or CFE) carried out several works to drill 13 geothermal wells, which caused environmental impacts on 53 hectares of the forest; this means 0.15% of the forestry area. In March 1989 the CFE suspended its geothermal exploration and development activities in the zone, and started an exhaustive program to restore the environmental impacts. So, between 1989 and 1994 different works were done within two hydrographic micro-basins (named the Arroyo El Caracol and Arroyo El Huilustre micro-basins) where the CFE works are located. Objectives were to reduce the exposed to erosion areas at the high portions of those micro-basins, and to retain sediments at low portions of the same. Up to now the erosion index, which have been monitored by CFE each year, have reached comparable values to those from the beginning of eighties. This means those restoration works are successful. [Espanol] El bosque La Primavera se encuentra constituido principalmente por encino-pino con una superficie aproximada de 36 mil hectareas, localizado al occidente de la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco. En una pequena porcion de el, la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) llevo a cabo, entre 1980 y 1988, diversas obras para perforar un total de 13 pozos geotermicos que ocasionaron impactos al ambiente en 53 hectareas del bosque, correspondientes al 0.15% de la superficie boscosa. A partir de marzo de 1989 la CFE suspendio sus actividades de exploracion y desarrollo geotermico en la zona, para llevar a cabo un exhaustivo programa de restauracion ecologica de los impactos ambientales. Asi, entre 1989 y 1994 se realizaron trabajos en las dos microcuencas hidrograficas en las que se ubican las obras realizadas por la CFE, las

  2. ASPECTOS METODOLÓGICOS A TENER EN CUENTA PARA LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DEL FITOMEJORAMIENTO PARTICIPATIVO EN AGRICULTURA URBANA

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    María de los A. Pino; María E. Dominí; Ramírez, A.; Loracnis Hernández; M. Ponce; E. Cálves; Z. Terán; Ania Yong; H. Ríos

    2005-01-01

    La experimentación con metodologías participativas en el contexto urbano permitió al presente trabajo demostrar la factibilidad de aplicar el fitomejoramiento participativo, como vía de acceso a la diversidad agrícola para los agricultores urbanos, que también involucró a los actores locales de los municipios de San José de las Lajas y Arroyo Naranjo, y cuyos resultados permitieron la obtención de una metodología de trabajo y el aumento de la diversidad en los cultivos de tomate, habichuela, ...

  3. Evaluación del efecto causado por minicentrales hidroeléctricas en ríos de Galicia (NW España), mediante el estudio de larvas de Trichoptera (Insecta)

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    Álvarez Troncoso, María Romina

    2013-01-01

    Existe en la comunidad científica un acuerdo generalizado sobre el valor de los invertebrados acuáticos como indicadores de la calidad del agua de ríos, arroyos y casi cualquier ecosistema acuático continental (Chessman & McEvoy, 1998; Reynoldson, et al ., 2001. Metzeling, et al., 2003; Mellado Díaz, 2005). Los estudios sobre su biología y ecología general, unidos a los que determinan sus patrones de distribución y entorno biogeográfico, así como los llevados a cabo sobre sus respuestas a fac...

  4. EFECTOS DE UN PROGRAMA DE AQUAEROBIC SOBRE LA COMPOSICIÓN CORPORAL, EN LAS MUJERES ACTIVAS DE MEDIANA EDAD

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    Asunción Grager; Christian Clemente; Juan José Manzano; Guillermo Olcina

    2011-01-01

    Objetivo: Describir y analizar las modificaciones en la composición corporal, en las mujeres de mediana edad, después de realizar un programa de actividad física, basado en el aquaerobic, y un posterior periodo de desentrenamiento. Material y método: El grupo analizado estuvo integrado por diecisiete mujeres de Arroyo de San Serván (Badajoz), físicamente activas (habían realizado programas de gimnasia de mantenimiento, con una frecuencia de una a tres sesiones semanales, durante los últimos t...

  5. Shallow ground-water conditions, Tom Green County, Texas

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    Lee, J.N.

    1986-01-01

    Most of the water needs of Tom Green County, Texas, are supplied by ground water; however, the city of San Angelo is supplied by surface water. Groundwater withdrawals during 1980 (latest year for which data are available) in Tom Green County totaled about 15,300 acre-feet, all derived from shallow aquifers. Shallow aquifers in this report refer to the ground-water system generally less than 400 feet deep that contains water with less than a 10,000 milligrams per liter concentration of dissolved solids; aquifers comprising this system include: The Leona, Comanche Peak, Trinity, Blaine, San Angelo, Choza, Bullwagon, Vale, Standpipe, and Arroyo aquifers.

  6. Efectos, agentes y procesos tafonómicos en el área interserrana bonaerense

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    Gutiérrez, María Amelia

    2006-01-01

    Este trabajo comprende el estudio, desde una perspectiva tafonómica, del material óseo proveniente de tres sitios arqueológicos, Paso Otero l, Arroyo Seco 2 y Laguna Tres Reyes J, ubicados en el área Interserrana bonaerense. El objetivo es examinar los diferentes agentes involucrados en los procesos tafonómicos que tuvieron lugar en el registro arqueofaunístico del área durante el Pleistoceno final y el Holoceno con el fin de proponer un modelo acerca de su historia tafonómica. Para lograr ta...

  7. Aprovechamiento hidráulico de la fuente principal de la comunidad de aguas del Maimón : proyecto de viabilidad técnica y económica

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    Campuzano Bolarín, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    El principal objetivo consiste en desarrollar los estudios necesarios para llevar a cabo el aprovechamiento microhidraúlico real del cauce de un arroyo de origen subterráneo ubicado en la Solana de la montaña Maimón en Vélez Blanco (Almería), para ello se realizará un proyecto de viabilidad técnica y otro proyecto de viabilidad económico. El primero, el proyecto técnico tiene como principal objetivo determinar la mejor alternativa técnica posible de entre las que se plantará...

  8. Influencia de la gestión del acuífero sobre los humedales del manto eólico de Doñana

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    Manzano Arellano, María del Sol; Custodio Gimena, Emilio; Higueras, H.; Puig Vidal, Rita; Soler, A.

    2009-01-01

    Doñana es conocida sobre todo por las marismas, pero sobre el manto eólico litoral que cubre buena parte del área occidental de la zona existen cientos de pequeños y medianos humedales (lagunas, arroyos y criptohumedales) de agua dulce que generan una gran variedad de ecosistemas. La mayor parte de ellos están vinculados al acuífero de arenas, y su hidrología e hidroquímica de penden de la posición particular de cada uno respecto a la red regional de flujo de agua subterránea. El bombeo inten...

  9. Decision theories used in planning of areas around La Colacha basin in Córdoba (Argentine) considering natural and human hazards

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    Antón Corrales, José Manuel; Grau Olive, Juan Bautista; Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria; Cisneros, J M; Andina de la Fuente, Diego

    2010-01-01

    The authors of U.P.M. have had relations with Argentine Universities and Administrations, in part with J.M.Cisneros that is Professor at Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto in Prov. de Córdoba Arg., and have applied Decision Theories with Mathematic tools for the planning of defences and uses of soils in these areas and especially of La Colacha bassin enlarged with larger areas around it as “Cuenca de los Arroyos Menores” at West and South of Rio Cuarto. These large flat lands have loess soils ...

  10. DISTRIBUIÇÃO DE HORTALIÇAS E RAÍZES EM ITABAIANA/SE

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    Diana Mendonça de Carvalho

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    arroyos y vegetales de raíz en la dirección de las importaciones y las exportaciones. Por lo tanto, visto que los flujos causados por estos productos estimulado la relación vinculante zonas rurales y urbanas a nivel nacional, regional y local, así como estimular la transformación de la Municipalidad de Itabaiana en el centro principal de distribución para las hortalizas y las raíces del estado de Sergipe.

  11. La técnica vocal en la Edad Media. Diez siglos de práctica del canto

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    Guerrero Rodríguez, Héctor

    2015-01-01

    Tesis Doctoral leída en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid en 2015. Director de la Tesis: Félix Labrador Arroyo Como intérprete de canto, solista o miembro de un coro he sentido siempre un vacío de documentación respecto de la técnica a utilizar en la música antigua. Interpretando repertorio de la Edad Media, el Renacimiento o el Barroco, e incluso el primer Romanticismo, siempre se me ha pedido una técnica vocal común a todas las épocas de la Historia de la Música; técni...

  12. Análise da qualidade da água do Ribeirão Sobradinho – contaminação ambiental e qualidade de vida, Distrito Federal, 2011

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    Fabielle Melissa ZORZIN; Ogata, Fernanda dos Santos; Flávia Alves Neves MASCARENHAS; Joice Vinhal Costa ORSINE; Lívia Maria SANTANNA; Luciani Martins RICARDI; Melissa Sousa de ASSIS; Mona Lisa Sousa de Assis BITTENCOURT; Walter Massar RAMALHO; Fernando Ferreira CARNEIRO

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la calidad del agua del arroyo Sobradinho a través de análisis fisicoquímico y microbiológicos para apoyar las acciones del gobierno y de la sociedad. Se recogieron muestras de água desde cuatro puntos diferentes: cerca de la naciente (A), cerca de la salida de alcantarillado de la Companhia de Saneamento Ambiental do Distrito Federal- CAESB (B), Parque Jequitibá (C) y cerca de la salida de Sobradinho, BR- 020 (D). Para la ...

  13. Os sentidos e significados atribuidos ao saber cultural no currículo

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    Iara Aquino Henn

    2010-01-01

    O presente artigo é fruto de uma pesquisa realizada na proposta pedagógica de Educação de Pessoas Jovens e Adultas de uma escola pública no Brasil. Investigamos os sentidos que os jovens e adultos atribuem aos conhecimentos construídos nas suas trajetória de vida e os significados que são produzidos na relação da sua cultura com os outros conhecimentos. A partir das reflexões de autores como Silva (2003), Padilha (2004), Hall (1997, 2003) Arroyo (2001), Fonseca (2002) indicamos três categoria...

  14. TIEMPOS DE APILADO DEL BAGAZO DEL MAGUEY MEZCALERO Y SU EFECTO EN LAS PROPIEDADES DEL COMPOST PARA SUSTRATO DE TOMATE

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    Gabino Alberto MARTÍNEZ GUTIÉRREZ; Gilberto ÍÑIGUEZ COVARRUBIAS; Yolanda Donají ORTIZ-HERNÁNDEZ; Juana Yolanda LÓPEZ-CRUZ; Martha Angélica BAUTISTA CRUZ

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    La industria del mezcal en Oaxaca, México produce anualmente 122 696 toneladas de bagazo de maguey mezcalero (Agave spp.), producto de desecho subutilizado que es incinerado o vertido en ríos y arroyos, ocasionando un grave problema ambiental. Con la finalidad de utilizar el bagazo como sustrato orgánico alternativo para el cultivo sin suelo de tomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.), se evaluaron tres compost con diferentes tiempos de apilado (0, 90 y 180 días). Se determinó en cada uno de los mate...

  15. FACTORES DETERMINANTES DE SOBREPESO Y OBESIDAD EN INFANTES DE UN CÍRCULO INFANTIL / Determinants of overweight and obesity in infants of a day nursery

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    Esperanza Castro Leyva; Kenia M Rodríguez Oropesa; Elsa Agüero Argilagos; Bethania K. Cabrera Hernández; Ela M. Céspedes Miranda; Niurelkis Suárez Castillo; Ernesto Morales Morales; Ionmara Tadeo Oropesa

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    ResumenIntroducción y objetivos: El incremento de la obesidad infantil es alarmante. Su persistencia en la adultez es causa de una alta tasa de morbilidad y mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares. Esta investigación se realizó con el propósito de detectar tempranamente los niños sobrepeso y obesos del Círculo Infantil Volodia, de Arroyo Naranjo en La Habana, Cuba; así como para identificar algunos factores de riesgo asociados. Método: Se estudiaron 122 infantes de ambos sexos (59 niñas ...

  16. Summary of urban stormwater quality in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003-12

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    Storms, Erik F.; Oelsner, Gretchen P.; Locke, Evan A.; Stevens, Michael R.; Romero, Orlando C.

    2015-01-01

    Urban stormwater in the Albuquerque metropolitan area was sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and the University of New Mexico. Stormwater was sampled from a network of monitoring stations from 2003 to 2012 by following regulatory requirements for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System stormwater permit. During this period, stormwater was sampled in the Albuquerque metropolitan area at outfalls from nine drainage basins with residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, and undeveloped land uses. Stormwater samples were analyzed for selected physical and chemical characteristics, nutrients, major ions, metals, organic compounds, and bacteria.

  17. Turismo ecológico. Puesta en valor de la Cuenca del Salado

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    Bertoni, Marcela

    2002-01-01

    El presente aporte plantea la conceptualización del turismo ecológico, como modalidad del modelo de turismo alternativo, como una nueva modalidad turística que se caracteriza por compatibilizar la conservación de los recursos con su utilización turística recreativa a los fines de garantizar una experiencia recreativa de calidad. Por lo tanto, se realiza un reconocimiento de los recursos naturales, humedales, lagunas, ríos arroyos, sierras, áreas naturales protegidas y actividades deportivas, ...

  18. Petrografía y geoquímica del magmatIsmo cretácico superior-eoceno en el área de PichaIhue, provincia de Neuquén Petrography and geochemistry of Upper Cretaceous-Eocene magmatism in the Pichaihue area, Neuquén Province

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    M. Paula Mateo Fernández Caso

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Hacia fines del Mesozoico, en el sector noroeste de la provincia de Neuquén se desarrolló un magmatismo asociado a la evolución y migración del arco andino desde los 36º40' hasta los 38º20' de latitud sur. En base a estudios petrológicos, se caracterizaron facies hipabisales y extrusivas que afloran en el área de Pichaihue. Las primeras están compuestas por andesitas que se emplazan como lacolitos, diques o filones capa intruyendo las secuencias sedimentarias mesozoicas. También se reconocen afloramientos de basaltos. Las facies extrusivas están constituidas principalmente por coladas brechosas, coladas masivas y pequeños domos. La geoquímica evidencia una impronta calcoalcalina, de arco volcánico, con una corteza de espesor normal y patrones de elementos traza que sugieren una misma fuente. Dentro del marco regional, se pueden distinguir tres grupos: los diques del cerro Mocho con alto contenido en Ti y mayor relación Sm/Yb, magmatismo cretácico superior-paleoceno al que pertenecen las facies extrusivas (Andesita Rivera y un evento eoceno al cual corresponden las facies hipabisales (Diques de Colipilli. Por último, la presencia de estas rocas en este segmento de los Andes evidencia una importante migración hacia el este del arco volcánico cretácico superior-eoceno indicando su posición más oriental.Magmatism related to the growth and migration of the Andean arc was developed from the 36º40'S to the 38º20'S latitude, in the northwestern sector of the Neuquén Province, by the end of the Mesozoic. Hypabyssal and extrusive facies, which outcrop in the Pichaihue area, were described based on petrologic studies. The first ones are composed of andesites that are emplaced as lacoliths, dikes or sills intruding the Mesozoic sedimentary sequences. In addition, basalts outcrops were recognized. The extrusive facies consist of breccia or massive lavas and little domes. The geochemistry reveals an arc-like calc-alkaline signature

  19. Ecología trófica del jabalí europeo (Sus scrofa silvestre en Chile Trophic ecology of the wild boar (Sus scrofa in Chile

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    ÓSCAR SKEWES

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Documentamos la dieta del jabalí silvestre en el centro-sur de Chile basados en el examen de 20 estómagos colectados en los faldeos de volcán Mocho-Choshuenco (39°54' S, 72°02' O y en el Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales (41°03' S, 71°54' O. La dieta está representada por animales, vegetales y hongos. Entre los vegetales y hongos son consumidas tanto las partes epígeas como hipógeas, lo mismo que frutos y semillas. Hongos y rizomas de Gunnera tinctoria constituyen ítemes vegetales cuantitativamente importantes en la alimentación. El jabalí forrajea en general en ambiente boscoso, pero las especies vegetales más frecuentes en la dieta se encuentran en espacios abiertos o fuera del bosque. El ambiente dominado por Chusquea spp. constituye un importante sitio de alimentación. Los roedores de la familia Muridae dominan entre los animales determinados en la dieta del jabalí. Esta situación, sin embargo, parece obedecer a la ocurrencia de una ratada producto de la semillación masiva de Chusquea spp. durante la época de muestreo. Las aves de la familia Rhinocryptidae e invertebrados (en especial larvas del coleóptero Chiasognathus grantii constituyen parte frecuente de los ítemes animales de la dieta del jabalí. En comparación a estudios en otras partes del mundo, el jabalí silvestre en Chile consume hongos en porcentaje de ocurrencia similar (65 % a su dieta en Estados Unidos de América pero bastante más alta que su dieta en Europa (5-32 %. En relación al volumen del componente animal, el jabalí en Chile consume más (16,1 % que en Estados Unidos de América (6 % y que en Europa (7-13 %We document the diet of wild boar in south-central Chile based on analysis of 20 stomachs collected on the outskirts of Mocho-Choshuenco volcano (39°54' S, 72°02' W and of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park (41°03' S, 71°54' W. The diet incorporates animals, plants and fungi. Among the latter two, both epigeal and hypogeal parts

  20. Desenvolvimento relativo das partes do corpo de zebuínos de quatro raças Relative development of body portions from four zebu breeds

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    André Mendes Jorge

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Utilizaram-se 63 machos não-castrados, sendo 16 de cada, das raças Gir, Guzerá, e Mocho Tabapuã e 15 da raça Nelore, com média de idade 24 meses e média de pesos vivos iniciais de 376,4; 357,6, 362,0 e 368,6kg, respectivamente. Os animais de cada raça foram divididos, aleatoriamente, em cinco categorias. Uma categoria foi abatida imediatamente (AB, três receberam, em baias individuais, ração contendo 50% de concentrado na matéria seca "ad libitum" (I, II e III e uma recebeu a mesma ração, em quantidade restrita, suprindo níveis de proteína e energia 15% acima da mantença (AR. Os animais das categorias I, II e III foram abatidos ao atingirem pesos vivos individuais de 405, 450 e 500kg, respectivamente. No abate, determinou-se o peso de corpo vazio, e pesaram-se os órgãos e vísceras. Adotou-se a equação de regressão do logaritmo da quantidade corporal de órgãos e vísceras em função do logaritmo do peso do corpo vazio. Os componentes do trato gastrintestinal e os outros órgãos internos, excetuando-se o fígado e o baço, revelaram um menor ímpeto de crescimento em relação ao do peso corporal vazio.Sixty-three intact males, 16 Gyr, 16 Guzerat, 15 Nellore and 16 'Mocho Tabapuã', averaging, respectively, 376.4, 357.6, 362.0 and 368.6kg initial live weight and twenty-four months of age, were used. The animals from each breed were divided into five groups (categories. One group was ramdomly assigned to immediate slaughter (AB, three groups were full-fed a ration containing 50% concentrate, dry matter basis until reaching the slaughter weights of 405, 450 and 500kg, respectively (group I, II and III. The fifth group was fed a restricted amount of the same ration to supply levels of protein and energy 15% above maintenance (AR. Each AR animal was slaughtered when an animal correspondent to group II reached the slaughter weight. At slaughter, the empty body weight was determined and the weight of internal organs were

  1. Tamanho relativo dos órgãos internos de zebuínos sob alimentação restrita e Ad libitum Relative size of internal organs of zebu cattle under restricted and full fed feeding

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    André Mendes Jorge

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    Full Text Available Os efeitos do nível nutricional e da raça sobre o tamanho relativo dos órgãos internos foram estudados. Sessenta e três machos não-castrados, sendo 16 da raça Gir, 16 Guzerá, 16 Mocho de Tabapuã e 15 da raça Nelore, com idade média de 24 meses e pesos vivos médios iniciais de 376,4; 357,6; 362,0; e 368,6 kg, respectivamente, foram usados. Os animais de cada raça foram divididos, aleatoriamente, em cinco categorias. Uma categoria foi abatida imediatamente (AB; três categorias receberam ad libitum ração contendo 50% de concentrado na matéria seca (categoria 1, 2 e 3, em baias individuais; e uma categoria recebeu a mesma ração, em quantidade restrita, suprindo níveis de proteína e energia 15% acima da mantença (AR. Os animais das categorias 1, 2 e 3 foram abatidos ao atingirem pesos vivos individuais de 405, 450 e 500 kg, respectivamente. No abate, o peso de corpo vazio (PCVZ foi determinado e os pesos dos órgãos internos e víscera foram registrados. Não houve diferenças entre raças nos pesos de fígado, baço, intestinos delgado e grosso, rúmen-retículo, omaso, estômagos e trato gastrintestinal (TGI, quando expressos em 100 kg de PCVZ. A restrição alimentar não influiu nos pesos do coração e dos pulmões, mas reduziu o peso do fígado e os componentes do TGI.The effects of genetic group and nutritional level on relative size of internal organs were studied. Sixty-three bulls, 16 Gyr, 16 Guzera, 15 Nellore and 16 Mocho de Tabapuã, averaging twenty four months of age, and initial live weight of 376.4, 357.6, 362.0, and 368.6 kg, respectively were used. The animals from each breed were randomly assigned to five groups. One group was immediately slaughtered (AB, three groups were full fed, in individual free stall, a diet containing 50% of concentrate on dry matter basis (group1, 2 and 3, and one group was fed with a restricted amount of the same diet to supply the levels of protein and energy 15% above maintenance

  2. Petrografía y geoquímica del magmatIsmo cretácico superior-eoceno en el área de PichaIhue, provincia de Neuquén

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    M. Paula Mateo Fernández Caso

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Hacia fines del Mesozoico, en el sector noroeste de la provincia de Neuquén se desarrolló un magmatismo asociado a la evolución y migración del arco andino desde los 36º40' hasta los 38º20' de latitud sur. En base a estudios petrológicos, se caracterizaron facies hipabisales y extrusivas que afloran en el área de Pichaihue. Las primeras están compuestas por andesitas que se emplazan como lacolitos, diques o filones capa intruyendo las secuencias sedimentarias mesozoicas. También se reconocen afloramientos de basaltos. Las facies extrusivas están constituidas principalmente por coladas brechosas, coladas masivas y pequeños domos. La geoquímica evidencia una impronta calcoalcalina, de arco volcánico, con una corteza de espesor normal y patrones de elementos traza que sugieren una misma fuente. Dentro del marco regional, se pueden distinguir tres grupos: los diques del cerro Mocho con alto contenido en Ti y mayor relación Sm/Yb, magmatismo cretácico superior-paleoceno al que pertenecen las facies extrusivas (Andesita Rivera y un evento eoceno al cual corresponden las facies hipabisales (Diques de Colipilli. Por último, la presencia de estas rocas en este segmento de los Andes evidencia una importante migración hacia el este del arco volcánico cretácico superior-eoceno indicando su posición más oriental.

  3. Studies of arboviruses in Southwestern Venezuela: I. Isolations of Venezuelan and Eastern Equine Encephalitis viruses from sentinel hamsters in the Catatumbo region.

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    Walder, R; Suárez, O M

    1976-12-01

    The purpose of this report is to describe isolations of Venezuelan (VEE) and Eastern (EEE) Equine Encephalitis virus made in the lowland moist tropical forest of the Catatumbo region on the southwestern part of the State of Zulia, Venezuela. We have isolated four strains of EEEV from sentinel hamsters exposed at Caño Mocho and Madre Vieja sites in 1973 and 1974, and three strains of EEEV in Hacienda (Hda.) Las Nubes in 1975. Both viruses were recovered during silent interepidemic periods and we believe these viruses are maintained in this region in sylvatic conditions. The recovered virus strains were detected within 24 to 48 hours, both in SMB and Vero Cell monolayer cultures and the sentinel hamsters yielded virus infectivities up to 10(4) PFU ml. Our VEEV isolate (IVIC PAn 23645-47), recovered during the silent interepizodemic period had an elution profile on the hydroxylapatite column corresponding to that of a I-D (VEEV-3880) or a I-E (VEEV-63A216) 'enzootic' subtype. However, considering other in vitro criteria (KHI; HA pH 5.8-6.0; small plaque size in Vero monolayers with suitable overlay media), this later and other previous isolates had some very distinct properties of the 'epizootic' strains. Thus, the evidence suggests that in Venezuela the VEEV cycle in nature is maintained either by the so called 'enzootic' and/or 'epizootic' virus types, or the virus population of the isolates have particular in vitro properties which do not correlate to the virulence markers in vivo. We consider this important question must be further clarified, and in addition, the isolation of three strains of EEEV are reported; this is the first report of the presence of this virus in Venezuela. Although the EEEV isolates may be of the South American type, they must be considered as potentially dangerous in the case of outbreaks.

  4. Ergonomia e o cirurgião-dentista: uma avaliação do atendimento clínico usando análise de filmagem = Ergonomics and the dentist: an evaluation of clinical practice by filming analysis

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    Garbin, Artênio José Isper

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analisar os princípios de ergonomia durante atendimento odontológico realizado por cirurgião-dentista e auxiliar, com o uso de análise de imagens digitais capturadas por filmagem. Metodologia: Foram estudadas sessenta sessões clínicas de atendimento odontológico. A filmagem do atendimento clínico foi realizada com quatro câmeras profissionais CCO Color Keep HDL com lente íris fixa. Utilizou-se uma placa de captura para quatro canais (Pico 2000 de transmissão digital geovision para capturar as imagens e transmiti-las ao computador. Resultados: Na análise das filmagens os atendimentos duraram em média 1h 30min. O profissional não colocou em prática os princípios de ergonomia, sendo observados principalmente: torção da coluna vertebral para alcançar os instrumentais na posição de 7h ao trabalhar em 9h, auxiliar trabalhando com as pernas cruzadas; não-utilização da mesa auxiliar; levantamento dos ombros do operador, não deixando a linha do antebraço paralela ao chão; e inadequada acomodação do operador sentado no mocho. Conclusão: Os profissionais não seguiram os princípios básicos de ergonomia durante o trabalho. O recurso de filmar os atendimentos para análise dos procedimentos pode possibilitar que os profissionais realizem seu trabalho de forma planejada e estratégica para atingir suas metas sem prejuízo da saúde

  5. Integrated Solar Power Converters: Wafer-Level Sub-Module Integrated DC/DC Converter

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    Solar ADEPT Project: CU-Boulder is developing advanced power conversion components that can be integrated into individual solar panels to improve energy yields. The solar energy that is absorbed and collected by a solar panel is converted into useable energy for the grid through an electronic component called an inverter. Many large, conventional solar energy systems use one, central inverter to convert energy. CU-Boulder is integrating smaller, microinverters into individual solar panels to improve the efficiency of energy collection. The University’s microinverters rely on electrical components that direct energy at high speeds and ensure that minimal energy is lost during the conversion process—improving the overall efficiency of the power conversion process. CU-Boulder is designing its power conversion devices for use on any type of solar panel.

  6. Obliquity dependence of the tangential YORP

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    Ševeček, P; Scheeres, D J; Krugly, Yu N

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    Context. Tangential YORP is a thermophysical effect that can alter the rotation rate of asteroids and is distinct from the "normal" YORP effect, but to date has only been studied for asteroids with zero obliquity. Aims. The tangential YORP force produced by spherical boulders on the surface of an asteroid with an arbitrary obliquity is studied. Methods. A finite element method is used to simulate heat conductivity inside a boulder, to find the recoil force experienced by it. Then an ellipsoidal asteroid uniformly covered by such boulders is considered and the torque is numerically integrated over its surface. Results. Tangential YORP is found to operate on non-zero obliquities and decreases by a factor of 2 for increasing obliquity.

  7. Catastrophic-flood Features in Swedish Lapland as a Terrestrial Analog for Martian Channel Flows

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    Rossbacher, L. A.; Rhodes, D. D.

    1985-01-01

    Catastrophic flooding associated with deglaciation created unusual landscapes in several areas of northern Sweden. These areas in Swedish Lapland are distinguished by the large grain-size material that forms them. The presence of boulders at both Viking landing sites suggests the relevance of this analog. The Baldakatj area of Swedish Lapland offers terrestrial analogs for erosional remnants on Mars. Although the Baldakatj features are an order of magnitude or more smaller than the Martian forms, they created in boulder-rich till that may be a good approximation of the near-surface material on Mars. The Baldakatj area also includes other landforms that could reasonably be expected to occur with the Martian outflow channels, including boulder deltas, large transported blocks, and large-scale bedforms.

  8. METER-SIZED MOONLET POPULATION IN SATURN'S C RING AND CASSINI DIVISION

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    Baillie, Kevin; Colwell, Joshua E. [Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-2385 (United States); Esposito, Larry W. [Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 392 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0392 (United States); Lewis, Mark C., E-mail: kevin.baillie@cea.fr [Department of Computer Science, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200 (United States)

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    Stellar occultations observed by the Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph reveal the presence of transparent holes a few meters to a few tens of meters in radial extent in otherwise optically thick regions of the C ring and the Cassini Division. We attribute the holes to gravitational disturbances generated by a population of {approx}10 m boulders in the rings that is intermediate in size between the background ring particle size distribution and the previously observed {approx}100 m propeller moonlets in the A ring. The size distribution of these boulders is described by a shallower power-law than the one that describes the ring particle size distribution. The number and size distribution of these boulders could be explained by limited accretion processes deep within Saturn's Roche zone.

  9. Anthropocene rockfalls travel farther than prehistoric predecessors.

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    Borella, Josh Walter; Quigley, Mark; Vick, Louise

    2016-09-01

    Human modification of natural landscapes has influenced surface processes in many settings on Earth. Quantitative data comparing the distribution and behavior of geologic phenomena before and after human arrival are sparse but urgently required to evaluate possible anthropogenic influences on geologic hazards. We conduct field and imagery-based mapping, statistical analysis, and numerical modeling of rockfall boulders triggered by the fatal 2011 Christchurch earthquakes (n = 285) and newly identified prehistoric (Holocene and Pleistocene) boulders (n = 1049). Prehistoric and modern boulders are lithologically equivalent, derived from the same source cliff, and yield consistent power-law frequency-volume distributions. However, a significant population of modern boulders (n = 26) traveled farther downslope (>150 m) than their most-traveled prehistoric counterparts, causing extensive damage to residential dwellings at the foot of the hillslope. Replication of prehistoric boulder distributions using three-dimensional rigid-body numerical models that incorporate lidar-derived digital topography and realistic boulder trajectories and volumes requires the application of a drag coefficient, attributed to moderate to dense slope vegetation, to account for their spatial distribution. Incorporating a spatially variable native forest into the models successfully predicts prehistoric rockfall distributions. Radiocarbon dating provides evidence for 17th to early 20th century deforestation at the study site during Polynesian and European colonization and after emplacement of prehistoric rockfall. Anthropocene deforestation enabled modern rockfalls to exceed the limits of their prehistoric predecessors, highlighting a shift in the geologic expression of rockfalls due to anthropogenic activity. Reforestation of hillslopes by mature native vegetation could help reduce future rockfall hazard. PMID:27652344

  10. Vulnerabilities to Rock-Slope Failure Impacts from Christchurch, NZ Case History Analysis

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    Grant, A.; Wartman, J.; Massey, C. I.; Olsen, M. J.; Motley, M. R.; Hanson, D.; Henderson, J.

    2015-12-01

    Rock-slope failures during the 2010/11 Canterbury (Christchurch), New Zealand Earthquake Sequence resulted in 5 fatalities and caused an estimated US$400 million of damage to buildings and infrastructure. Reducing losses from rock-slope failures requires consideration of both hazard (i.e. likelihood of occurrence) and risk (i.e. likelihood of losses given an occurrence). Risk assessment thus requires information on the vulnerability of structures to rock or boulder impacts. Here we present 32 case histories of structures impacted by boulders triggered during the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquake sequence, in the Port Hills region of Christchurch, New Zealand. The consequences of rock fall impacts on structures, taken as penetration distance into structures, are shown to follow a power-law distribution with impact energy. Detailed mapping of rock fall sources and paths from field mapping, aerial lidar digital elevation model (DEM) data, and high-resolution aerial imagery produced 32 well-constrained runout paths of boulders that impacted structures. Impact velocities used for structural analysis were developed using lumped mass 2-D rock fall runout models using 1-m resolution lidar elevation data. Model inputs were based on calibrated surface parameters from mapped runout paths of 198 additional boulder runouts. Terrestrial lidar scans and structure from motion (SfM) imagery generated 3-D point cloud data used to measure structural damage and impacting boulders. Combining velocity distributions from 2-D analysis and high-precision boulder dimensions, kinetic energy distributions were calculated for all impacts. Calculated impact energy versus penetration distance for all cases suggests a power-law relationship between damage and impact energy. These case histories and resulting fragility curve should serve as a foundation for future risk analysis of rock fall hazards by linking vulnerability data to the predicted energy distributions from the hazard analysis.

  11. Sedimentary facies and sedimentary processes of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami deposit with diversified grain size distribution

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    Yamada, M.; Fujino, S.; Goto, K.

    2012-12-01

    Most of the reported modern tsunami deposits are composed of sand, but gravelly tsunami deposits are rarely reported so far. While, gravely deposits that are considered as the possible paleotsunami deposits have often been identified in the geologic stratum. To expand our knowledge about diversity of tsunami deposits and provide criteria to identify tsunami deposits in the strata, we described a deposit with diversified grain size distribution of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami. As well as describing the deposit, we also reconstructed its sedimentary processes. The height of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami reached up to 28.1 m above sea level and inundated up to 1.8 km inland at the study site in Miyako city, Iwate prefecture, Japan. Tsunami deposit with diversified grain size distribution (silt-cobble) covered the lowland that had been used to paddy fields. The layered tsunami deposit is composed of pebble and cobble near the shore, whereas it is composed of sand and silt near the inundation limit, showing general fining landward trend. The thickness of the deposit is 1 m or more near the shore and generally thins inland to be a few centimeters. Separate from the layered deposits, many boulders that are composed of broken pieces of breakwaters, wave-dissipating blocks and volcanic rocks were scattered on the lowland. The transportation and deposition of the boulders and layered deposits at the study site is one of the rare cases in the sense that the wide range of sedimentary grains was deposited concurrently by a tsunami. Most boulders were deposited until 750 m from the shoreline, and the current velocities estimated from the boulder sizes show rapid declination at the point. The seaward stretched local scours around the larger boulders represent that they were not moved by the return flow. The gravelly tsunami deposit shows a sharp decline in thickness and grain size where many of the boulders were stopped. These indicate that deceleration in run-up flow caused rapid

  12. Unusual features caused by lightning impact in West Greenland

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    Appel, P.; Abrahamsen, N.; Rasmussen, T.

    2006-01-01

       Two lightning impacts are described from an area near the Inland Ice in West Greenland. The first lightning blasted an outcrop of metacherts. It subsequently split into two branches, which traversed rock outcrops and boulders, leaving behind two white almost straight lines, 30 m and 14 m long...... that a strong electric current indeed traversed the boulder. A few years later a second lightning impacted on a mountaintop close to the first impact. The second lightning left a trail on the rock surface covered by a thin layer of glass. The glass displays spectacular colours ranging from metallic blue, to red...

  13. Use in geology of Landsat images

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    Canoba, C.

    1978-01-01

    The object of the paper is an evaluation about the potential application of Landsat Mss Images in geology, particularly in surveying and mapping. Three areas of different physiograph characteristics are considered with good geologic information. An area of Sierras Pampeanas de Catamarca Province (Ambato, Gracian, and Ancasti); part of the Pampa plain between Arroyo Monje and Arroyo del Medio to the north and south, respectively, and part of the Delta Entrerriano including the alluvial valley of Parana River and Gualeguay city. They are a mountainous area with strong amplitude and energy of relief, and semiarid climatic features; a plain with small slope and subhumid-temperature climate; and an area with the particular Delta characteristics associated with climatic features analogous to the second area. Finally, positive aspects and limitations in the use of the images are considered. From the pragmatic point of view, the geologist has an objective image of the terrestrial surface with a synoptic view of his working area and a useful information source for regional mapping, particularly at small scales.

  14. Southern Chile, trout and salmon country: invasion patterns and threats for native species Sur de Chile, país de truchas y salmones: patrones de invasión y amenazas para las especies nativas

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    2006-03-01

    perturbations represents a great challenge. We propose to enhance conservation by exerting a stronger sport fishing pressure on trout in those streamsPara evaluar la distribución y abundancia actual de salmónidos y peces nativos muestreamos 11 lagos grandes y 105 arroyos, cubriendo 13 cuencas principales en el sur de Chile desde 39° a 52°S. En general las truchas (Salmo trutta y Oncorhynchus mykiss representaron más de 60 % de la abundancia total de peces y más de 80 % de la biomasa total, además 40 % de los arroyos muestreados no presentaron peces nativos. Los salmones traídos para acuicultura tales como O. kisutch, Salmo salar, y O. tshawytscha solo estuvieron presentes en lagos que tenían salmonicultura, aun cuando no parecen reproducirse exitosamente en los arroyos afluentes. Pusimos a prueba el efecto del origen de los arroyos (cordillera de los Andes, valle central o cordillera de la Costa sobre la abundancia de las especies y encontramos que la trucha arco iris estuvo más restringida a los arroyos preandinos con mayor descarga, mientras la trucha café se distribuyó ampliamente no respondiendo a otras características o atributos específicos de las cuencas que se midieron. La abundancia relativa de peces nativos fue mayor en los lagos que en los arroyos, en tanto la mayor biodiversidad de peces nativos se encontró en arroyos del valle central. Las especies más comunes fueron Galaxias maculatus, G. platei, Brachygalaxias bullocki, Aplochiton zebra y Basilichthys australis. Arroyos con mayor conductividad, más áreas de pozones, más sedimentos finos y con bajas densidades de trucha café fueron más adecuados para peces nativos. Es así que cuencas con mayor disturbio antropogénico parecen ser refugio para los mismos. Dada la naturaleza descriptiva de nuestro estudio solo podemos presumir los efectos negativos de truchas y salmones sobre los peces nativos, efecto que debiera estar sobreimpuesto a los condicionantes biogeográficos de la distribuci

  15. Conversion to drip irrigated agriculture may offset historic anthropogenic and wildfire contributions to sediment production.

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    Gray, A B; Pasternack, G B; Watson, E B; Goñi, M A; Hatten, J A; Warrick, J A

    2016-06-15

    This study is an investigation into the roles of wildfire and changing agricultural practices in controlling the inter-decadal scale trends of suspended sediment production from semi-arid mountainous rivers. In the test case, a decreasing trend in suspended sediment concentrations was found in the lower Salinas River, California between 1967 and 2011. Event to decadal scale patterns in sediment production in the Salinas River have been found to be largely controlled by antecedent hydrologic conditions. Decreasing suspended sediment concentrations over the last 15years of the record departed from those expected from climatic/hydrologic forcing. Sediment production from the mountainous headwaters of the central California Coast Ranges is known to be dominated by the interaction of wildfire and large rainfall/runoff events, including the Arroyo Seco, an ~700km(2) subbasin of the Salinas River. However, the decreasing trend in Salinas River suspended sediment concentrations run contrary to increases in the watershed's effective burn area over time. The sediment source area of the Salinas River is an order of magnitude larger than that of the Arroyo Seco, and includes a more complicated mosaic of land cover and land use. The departure from hydrologic forcings on suspended sediment concentration patterns was found to coincide with a rapid conversion of irrigation practices from sprinkler and furrow to subsurface drip irrigation. Changes in agricultural operations appear to have decreased sediment supply to the Salinas River over the late 20th to early 21st centuries, obscuring the influence of wildfire on suspended sediment production.

  16. Continental sedimentary successions exposed in Centinela del Mar, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Lower Pleistocene - Holocene); Las sucesiones sedimentarias continentales expuestas en Centinela del Mar, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina (Pleistoceno Inferior-Holoceno)

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    Cenizo, M. M.

    2011-07-01

    In the present paper, the geomorphologic and sedimentary characteristics of the continental sequences exposed on the coastal cliffs and surrounding areas of the Centinela del Mar locality are described and interpreted. Fourteen lithofacies are defined, their relation, geometry and structure are represented using transversal and longitudinal detailed profiles. In the basal and medium sector of the profile, facies of different degrees of transport and aqueous rework were recognized. In the superior sector, a succession of marine peri-coastal facies corresponding to the Belgranense transgression (=Fm. Pascua) were identified, ending the sequence with relictual eolic facies. The different historical interpretations are discussed, homologating the units referred previously with the ones proposed on this paper. These units are correlated with those defined in the allostratigrapic scheme proposed by other authors for the area covered between Playa San Carlos and Arroyo Chapadmalal. This allowed recognize for the area under study the presence of the Punta San Andres and Arroyo Loberia Alloformations (basal-medium and superior sector, respectively). Between these two entities, a association of well defined progradant marine facies are found and named on this paper as Centinela del Mar Alloformation. Finally, periferithe information gathered here (magnetostratigraphy, radiometric dating, stratigraphic correlations, etc) indicates, at least preliminarily, that the sequence of Centinela del Mar corresponds to the Ensenadense- Lujanense interval (Lower Pleistocene - Holocene). (Author) 73 refs.

  17. Comunidades herpetológicas de la reserva de La Quebrada, Río Ceballos, Córdoba (Argentina

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    Gavier, Gregorio

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación se desarrolló en un ambiente característico de las sierras Chicas de Córdoba, la Reserva La Quebrada. El objetivo del estudio fue describir la composición y diversidad de la comunidad herpetofaunística, sus cambios estacionales, y estudiar si existen comunidades diferentes asociadas a los ecosistemas de pastizal, bosque y borde de arroyo. También se analizó su relación con las variables ambientales climáticas. Se instalaron de una a tres líneas de muestreo por ambiente, cada una con 15 trampas de caída separadas por una distancia de 10 m, que se revisaron mensualmente entre febrero de 1991 y mayo de 1994. Se capturaron 147 especímenes distribuidos entre 21 especies: 8 anfibios (n= 114, 8 ofidios (n= 9 y 5 saurios (n= 24. Odontophrynus occidentalis e Hyla pulchella cordobae sumaron alrededor del 60% de la abundancia total. H. p. cordobae fue la especie de distribución más amplia. Las especies más abundantes en los diferentes ambientes fueron Odontophrynus americanus y Leptodactylus gracilis en pastizal, O. occidentalis y Mabuya dorsivittata en bosque, O. occidentalis e H. p. cordobae en bordes de arroyo. Los ambientes estudiados no mostraron diferencias en cuanto a la riqueza o abundancia de individuos, pero sí en relación a la composición de las comunidades y los cambios estacionales en abundancias. La diversidad fue mayor en el pastizal (H'=1,93 con respecto al bosque (H'=1,41 y al borde de arroyo (H'=1,19. Abundancia, riqueza y diversidad para la Reserva en su conjunto correlacionaron en forma directa con temperatura y precipitación. Se comprobó la existencia de dos comunidades diferentes, una relacionada al ambiente de pastizal y otra a la unidad formada por el bosque y el borde de arroyo. Las altas tasas de deforestación registradas en el área podrían modificar las relaciones de abundancias entre especies y los patrones de biodiversidad en el área.La presente investigación se desarrolló en

  18. Assessment of gully-control structures in the Rio Nutria watershed, Zuni reservation, New Mexico

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    Gellis, Allen C.; Cheama, Andres; Laahty, Vanissa; Lalio, Sheldon

    1995-01-01

    During the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, a major cycle of erosion, arroyo cutting, and gullying occurred in the southwestern United States. Since this erosion cycle began, many projects to control erosion, such as the Civilian Conservation Corps projects in the 1930s, were initiated. However, in the Southwestern United States few studies have documented the effect of these structures in reducing erosion or their effect on gully systems. As part of a watershed rehabilitation project on the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, 47 structures made either of earth or rocks and 23 rock and brush structures were assessed. Sixty percent of the 47 earth or rock structures have breached and relative to dam height, 65 percent of 47 structures are more than 50 percent silted. Of the 23 rock and brush structures, 22 percent have breached or are close to breaching. Reasons for breaching of all structural types may be piping, scour immediately below the structures, large runoff and large drainage area, poor maintenance, headcutting, and active arroyo deepening and widening. In most cases, documentation does not exist on structure design, the specific purpose for a structure, or when these structures were built.

  19. Ediacaran in Uruguay: Facts and controversies

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    Aubet, Natalie R.; Pecoits, Ernesto; Heaman, Larry M.; Veroslavsky, Gerardo; Gingras, Murray K.; Konhauser, Kurt O.

    2014-11-01

    The Ediacaran of Uruguay has been regarded as containing a significant geological and paleontological record, which would make these successions critical to unraveling diverse aspects regarding the assembly of southwestern Gondwana and to understanding the conditions surrounding the rise of animal life in a period punctuated by drastic paleoenvironmental changes. However, a review of currently available data leads to the conclusion that, although variable, the stratigraphy, distribution and age of these units remain ambiguous. The same is true for existing basin models and tectonic evolution, which show different and sometimes contradicting supporting evidence. Here, we propose that the Ediacaran record consists of the Maldonado Group (Playa Hermosa, Las Ventanas and San Carlos formations), and the Tacuarí, Barriga Negra, Rocha and Sierra de Aguirre formations. The Arroyo del Soldado Group (Yerbal, Polanco Limestones and Cerro Espuelitas formations) and the Arroyo de la Pedrera Group (Piedras de Afilar and Cerro Victoria formations) were likely deposited between 700 and 1000 Ma. The best available radiometric age constraints indicate intense magmatic-tectonic activity occurred between 600 and 560 Ma, incompatible with previous models suggesting a stable, Atlantic-type passive margin on this portion of southwestern Gondwana. Further research is needed in order to firmly establish a consistent litho- and chronostratigraphic framework; particularly, before attempting any regional or global correlation, and inferences on global paleoenvironmental and paleobiological events.

  20. Time needed for first lichen colonization of terminal moraines in the Tröllaskagi peninsula (North Iceland)

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    Andres, Nuria; Palacios, David; Brynjólfsson, Skafti; Sæmundsson, Þorsteinn

    2015-04-01

    The Tröllaskagi peninsula is located in Central North Iceland. The peninsula belong to the Tertiary basaltic areas in Iceland and is characterised by numerous glacially eroded valleys and fjords. The altitude ranges from sea level to 1500 m. Around 150 glaciers, debris covered glaciers and clean glaciers exist in the cirques of the Tröllaskagi peninsula. Lichenometric techniques were applied to date moraines formed by some of these glaciers, especially from 1970-90, establishing growth rates for some species, e.g. 0.5 mm/year for Rizocarpon geographicum. However there is no information available on how long the lichens take to colonize the boulders in a moraine once it has become detached from the retreating glacier. The aim of this paper is to observe how long it takes for the boulders on the moraines to be colonized by lichens in the Tröllaskagi peninsula, where the separation date of a moraine from the retreating glacier tongue is known. Two case studies were used. The first was the surging glacier Búrfellsjökull, in the Búrfelllsdalur valley, an affluent of the Svarfaðardalur valley. The Búrfellsjökull glacier surged in 2001-2004 and the glacial terminus advanced 150-240 m, overrunnig a moraine formed around 1955 and formed a new moraine. About 2-3 years after the surge termination in 2004 the glacial terminus was already retreating and had left the moraine isolated (Brynjólfsson et al. 2012). The other case is the Gljúlfurárjökull glacier, in the Gljúlfurárdalur valley, an affluent of the Skíðadalur valley. It can be seen from the series of aerial photographs that the glacier terminus advanced during the 1990s until the year 2000. In 2004 the glacial terminus was already retreating and had separated from a small moraine formed during the previous advance. Thus, two different glaciers halted and formed one moraine each which they separated from almost similar time. During the detailed field work carried out in August 2014 on both moraines

  1. Modeling temperature and stress in rocks exposed to the sun

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    Hallet, B.; Mackenzie, P.; Shi, J.; Eppes, M. C.

    2012-12-01

    The potential contribution of solar-driven thermal cycling to the progressive breakdown of surface rocks on the Earth and other planets is recognized but under studied. To shed light on this contribution we have launched a collaborative study integrating modern instrumental and numerical approaches to define surface temperatures, stresses, strains, and microfracture activity in exposed boulders, and to shed light on the thermo-mechanical response of boulders to diurnal solar exposure. The instrumental portion of our study is conducted by M. Eppes and coworkers who have monitored the surface and environmental conditions of two ~30 cm dia. granite boulders (one in North Carolina, one in New Mexico) in the field for one and tow years, respectively. Each boulder is instrumented with 8 thermocouples, 8 strain gauges, a surface moisture sensor and 6 acoustic emission (AE) sensors to monitor microfracture activity continuously and to locate it within 2.5 cm. Herein, we focus on the numerical modeling. Using a commercially available finite element program, MSC.Marc®2008r1, we have developed an adaptable, realistic thermo-mechanical model to investigate quantitatively the temporal and spatial distributions of both temperature and stress throughout a boulder. The model accounts for the effects of latitude and season (length of day and the sun's path relative to the object), atmospheric damping (reduction of solar radiation when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere), radiative interaction between the boulder and its surrounding soil, secondary heat exchange of the rock with air, and transient heat conduction in both rock and soil. Using representative thermal and elastic rock properties, as well as realistic representations of the size, shape and orientation of a boulder instrumented in the field in North Carolina, the model is validated by comparison with direct measurements of temperature and strain on the surface of one boulder exposed to the sun. Using the validated

  2. Smooth YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition in O2/Ar atmosphere

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    Kyhle, Anders; Skov, Johannes; Hjorth, Søren;

    1994-01-01

    .6 mbar. The density of boulders and outgrowths usual for laser deposited films varies strongly with Ar pressure: the outgrowth density is reduced from 1.4 x 10(7) to 4.5 x 10(5) cm-2 with increasing Ar partial pressure, maintaining a critical temperature T(c,zero) almost-equal-to 90 K and a transport...

  3. Wave refraction patterns and their role in sediment redistribution along South Konkan, Maharashtra, India

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    Gujar, A.R.; Angusamy, N.; Rajamanickam, G.V.

    pebbles and boulders in their river bed, particularly in their upstream parts. The coastline is flanked by flat topped hills and headlands made up of Deccan trap basalt, capped by lateritic units of variable thickness. Waves, currents and tides The study...

  4. Guiding Design: Exposing Librarian and Student Mental Models of Research Guides

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    Sinkinson, Caroline; Alexander, Stephanie; Hicks, Alison; Kahn, Meredith

    2012-01-01

    This article details an open card sort study administered to undergraduate students, graduate students, and librarians at the University of Colorado at Boulder in order to reveal perceptions of library research guides. The study identifies user group preferences for organization and content of research guides, as well as themes emerging from the…

  5. 78 FR 34125 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Juan National...

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    2013-06-06

    ... Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder... Service Law Enforcement seized a hide robe from Flora's daughter that had been collected by Flora at the Falls Creek Rock Shelters. Subsequently, in 2009, Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement seized...

  6. Facies characteristics of the basal part of the Talchir Formation, Talchir Basin, India – depositional history revisited

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    Prabir Dasgupta; Rishiraj Sahoo

    2007-02-01

    The lowest unit of the Talchir Formation of Talchir Basin, Orissa, was described by pioneer workers as the 'basal oulder bed'. In an attempt to explain the co-existence of gravel and clay, materials of contrasting hydraulic properties, a probable situation resembling the effects of the action of ground-ice enabled boulders to be carried down by sluggish currents resulting in an intermixture of large boulders and fine mud was conceived. Misinterpretation of this conclusion led to a general tendency to describe the 'basal boulder bed' as 'glacial tillite'. However, the unit described as 'basal boulder bed is actually represented by a matrix rich conglomerate with pockets of normally graded silty clay. The present study reveals that the depositional imprints preserved in this part of the sedimentary succession indicate emplacement of successive debris flows generated through remobilization of pre-existing unconsolidated sediments. Small pockets of fine-grained turbidites presumably deposited from the entrained turbidity currents associated with the debris flows suggest the composite character of the debris flow deposit.

  7. Teaching to the Minds of Boys

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    King, Kelley; Gurian, Michael

    2006-01-01

    Using brain-based research, Douglass Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado, looked at the natural assets that both girls and boys bring to school and realized that its classrooms were generally a better fit for the verbal-emotive, sit-still, take-notes, listen-carefully, multitasking girl. Teachers tended to see the natural assets that boys bring…

  8. Geo(Im)pulse: An investigation into the genesis of an erratic (retro) eclogite block from Haren, Groningen, the Netherlands

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    Langendoen, J.; Roermund, H.L.M. van

    2007-01-01

    In boulder clays and glacial deposit sands, exposed in the northern part of the Netherlands, erratic blocks of (ultra)high pressure (UHP)metamorphic rocks may be found that originate from the Baltic Shield (Scandinavia). The occurrence of (U)HP metamorphic rocks in Scandinaviais limited to: (1) isol

  9. On the formation of compact planetary systems via concurrent core accretion and migration

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    Coleman, Gavin A. L.; Nelson, Richard P.

    2016-04-01

    We present the results of planet formation N-body simulations based on a comprehensive physical model that includes planetary mass growth through mutual embryo collisions and planetesimal/boulder accretion, viscous disc evolution, planetary migration and gas accretion on to planetary cores. The main aim of this study is to determine which set of model parameters leads to the formation of planetary systems that are similar to the compact low-mass multiplanet systems that have been discovered by radial velocity surveys and the Kepler mission. We vary the initial disc mass, solids-to-gas ratio and the sizes of the boulders/planetesimals, and for a restricted volume of the parameter space we find that compact systems containing terrestrial planets, super-Earths and Neptune-like bodies arise as natural outcomes of the simulations. Disc models with low values of the solids-to-gas ratio can only form short-period super-Earths and Neptunes when small planetesimals/boulders provide the main source of accretion, since the mobility of these bodies is required to overcome the local isolation masses for growing embryos. The existence of short-period super-Earths around low-metallicity stars provides strong evidence that small, mobile bodies (planetesimals, boulders or pebbles) played a central role in the formation of the observed planets.

  10. What I Think I May Have Learned--Reflections on 50 Years of Teaching: An Interview with Michael Wertheimer

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    Michael, Kurt D.

    2006-01-01

    Kurt Michael is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University (ASU) where he teaches history and systems of psychology, abnormal psychology, child psychopathology, and interventions for children and adolescents. He received his BA (cum laude) from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MS and PhD in…

  11. 78 FR 20167 - 33rd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link...

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    2013-04-03

    ... be held at NCAR, 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The... necessary daily EDR Turbulence Standards Project Briefing from FAA SE2020 Team SG6 WG1 Architecture and MASPS presentations SG3 AIS and MET Services Delivery Architecture Recommendations Document Review...

  12. ASCOT meteorological towers

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    Ellis, K.P.

    1991-09-01

    During the winter of 1991, LLNL participated in a series of field experiments near the Rocky Flats Plant south of Boulder, Colorado. These experiments were made in conjunction with the winter validation studies being managed by Rocky Flats personnel. This is a review of the tethersonde data taken during the period of January 28, 1991 through February 8, 1991.

  13. 2014 CESM Tutorial

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    Holland, Marika

    2014-08-11

    The 2014 annual tutorial for the Community Earth System Model (CESM) was held on August 11-August 15, 2014 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. It included lectures and practical sessions on numerous aspects of the CESM model. The proceedings submitted here include a description of the tutorial.

  14. Proposal 1114.11.2956B

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    Degrand, Thomas [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

    2016-08-17

    The Theoretical Advanced Study Institute was held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, during June 1 - 26, 2015. The topic was "New Frontiers in Fields and Strings." The organizers were Professors Joseph Polchinski (KITP Santa Barbara) and Pedro Vieira (Perimeter Institute). Sixty one students heard sixty two lectures by sixteen lecturers. A Proceedings is in press.

  15. 15 CFR 265.41 - Gambling.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Gambling. 265.41 Section 265.41..., GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND, AND BOULDER AND FORT COLLINS, COLORADO Buildings and Grounds § 265.41 Gambling. No... gambling devices, the conduct of lotteries or pools, or in the selling or purchasing of numbers tickets,...

  16. More Diamagnetism Demonstrations

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    Conery, Chris; Goodrich, L. F.; Stauffer, T. C.

    2003-02-01

    Inspired by, among others, Charles Sawicki's description of an inexpensive diamagnetic levitation apparatus, we built two such devices for classroom use and for educational outreach at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colo. With a slightly different setup, the same demonstration can be done horizontally on an overhead projector.

  17. Meeting report : fungal its workshop (october 2012)

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    Bates, Scott T; Ahrendt, Steven; Bik, Holly M; Bruns, Thomas D; Caporaso, J Gregory; Cole, James; Dwan, Michael; Fierer, Noah; Gu, Dai; Houston, Shawn; Knight, Rob; Leff, Jon; Lewis, Christopher; Maestre, Juan P; McDonald, Daniel; Nilsson, R Henrik; Porras-Alfaro, Andrea; Robert, Vincent; Schoch, Conrad; Scott, James; Taylor, D Lee; Parfrey, Laura Wegener; Stajich, Jason E

    2013-01-01

    This report summarizes a meeting held in Boulder, CO USA (19-20 October 2012) on fungal community analyses using ultra-high-throughput sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the nuclear ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes. The meeting was organized as a two-day workshop, with the prima

  18. 78 FR 28838 - Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and...

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    2013-05-16

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application..., 2013, Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4... Boumansour, Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC, 1401 Walnut Street, Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80302; phone: (303)...

  19. The Three-Continent, 24-Hour Help Desk: An Academic First?

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    Sykes, Jean

    2002-01-01

    Describes Follow the Sun, a computer help-desk service that takes advantage of time differences around the world to permit four universities (University of Colorado Boulder, Australia's Macquarie and Newcastle universities, and the London School of Economics) to share services and provide 24-hour support to users. (EV)

  20. 78 FR 43901 - Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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    2013-07-22

    ... 010125 04-8094P). David Miller, 9th Street, www.bakeraecom.c Mayor, City of Southeast, om/index.php... Street, om/index.php/ Thornton, 9500 Thornton, CO colorado/adams/. Civic Center 80241. Drive, Thornton.../index.php/ 0273P). County Board of 13th Street, colorado/boulder/ Commissioners, Suite 203, . P.O....

  1. Creating Access to Invisible Special Collections: Using Participatory Management to Reduce a Backlog

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    Lundy, M. Winslow; Hollis, Deborah R.

    2004-01-01

    The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries used participatory management to reduce a special collections backlog. Without an increase in budget or staffing, technical and public services departments designed a pilot project to redeploy internal human resources in a collaborative manner. The process of backlog management is discussed.

  2. 15 CFR 265.34 - Conformity with posted signs.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Conformity with posted signs. 265.34 Section 265.34 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade NATIONAL..., GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND, AND BOULDER AND FORT COLLINS, COLORADO Buildings and Grounds § 265.34 Conformity...

  3. 给我的词句评分……

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    杨海民

    1998-01-01

    A computer program that analyses word usage can do just as good a job of gradingessays as an experienced human marker. "l’m not ready to claim it’s fooproof, but Iam ready to claim that it’s approximtely as foolproof as a human," says Thomashandauer, a cognitive scientist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who led the

  4. Estimation du risque collisionnel entre une sonde spatiale cométaire et un fragment du noyau

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    Desvoivres, Emmanuel; Klinger, Jürgen; Levasseur-Regourd, Anny-Chantal

    2000-03-01

    Several comets will be approached by space probes during the two next decades. The presence of a fragment of the nucleus in the coma is a real danger. We have estimated the probability of presence of a boulder in the inner coma, using a model for the dynamics of fragments. Specific recommandations are deduced in order to reduce the risk of a collision.

  5. EFFECT OF SECONDARY EFFLUENTS ON EUTROPHICATION IN LAS VEGAS BAY, LAKE MEAD, NEVADA

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    The eutrophication potential of Lake Mead, with primary emphasis on Las Vegas Bay, was determined with Selenastrum capricornutum. Nutrient limitation profiles were determined for three sampling stations in Las Vegas Bay and one in Boulder Basin. After heavy metals were chelated w...

  6. Theoretical Advanced Study Institute: 2014

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    DeGrand, Thomas [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

    2016-08-17

    The Theoretical Advanced Study Institute was held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, during June 2-27, 2014. The topic was "Journeys through the Precision Frontier: Amplitudes for Colliders." The organizers were Professors Lance Dixon (SLAC) and Frank Petriello (Northwestern and Argonne). There were fifty one students. Nineteen lecturers gave sixty seventy five minute lectures. A Proceedings was published.

  7. The Lodin Elv Formation; a Plio-Pleistocene occurrence in Greenland

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    Feyling-Hanssen, Rolf W.; Funder, Svend Visby; Petersen, Kaj Strand

    1983-01-01

    Greenland, is described and minted the Lodin El\\' Formation. The sedimentary sequence consists of sorted sand and silt ovcrlain by diamicton containing erratic boulders. Both units contain ill siw molluscs and foraminiferal assemblages. The sediments occur as an erosional remnant of local...

  8. 10 CFR 904.10 - Excess energy.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Excess energy. 904.10 Section 904.10 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE CHARGES FOR THE SALE OF POWER FROM THE BOULDER CANYON PROJECT Power Marketing § 904.10 Excess energy. (a) If excess Energy is determined by the United States to be...

  9. 10 CFR 904.6 - Charge for capacity and firm energy.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Charge for capacity and firm energy. 904.6 Section 904.6 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE CHARGES FOR THE SALE OF POWER FROM THE BOULDER CANYON PROJECT Power Marketing § 904.6 Charge for capacity and firm energy. The charge for Capacity...

  10. 10 CFR 904.11 - Lay off of energy.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Lay off of energy. 904.11 Section 904.11 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE CHARGES FOR THE SALE OF POWER FROM THE BOULDER CANYON PROJECT Power Marketing § 904.11 Lay off of energy. (a) If any Contractor determines that it is...

  11. Colo. Regents Reject Promotion of Erotic-Literature Scholar.

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    Wilson, Robin

    1994-01-01

    The Board of Governors of the University of Colorado at Boulder has turned down the promotion of an associate professor of English who specializes in study of erotic literature and obscenity. Critics call the ruling a breech of both academic freedom and faculty governance. (MSE)

  12. The Art of Playground Design.

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    Hammatt, Heather

    2002-01-01

    Makes the case for integrating artistic expression into park and playground landscape design to create recreational areas with a more holistic look. The Foothills Community Park in Boulder, Colorado, is used to illustrate the use of artistic expression that preserves and celebrates the natural elements while creating a sense of community identity…

  13. 43 CFR 431.6 - Power generation estimates.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Power generation estimates. 431.6 Section... BOULDER CANYON PROJECT, ARIZONA/NEVADA § 431.6 Power generation estimates. Reclamation shall submit annually on or before April 15 to Western and Contractors, an estimated annual operation schedule for...

  14. 77 FR 21920 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Eastern...

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    2012-04-12

    ..., the Center for Native Ecosystems, and the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, requesting that either... Service received a petition from the Biodiversity Legal Foundation of Boulder, Colorado, and Dr. Peter... for Anaxyrus boreas boreas) as endangered throughout its range in northern New Mexico, Colorado,...

  15. Adventure Recreation: Coming Soon to Your Community

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    Moorman, Marta; Schlatter, Barbara E.; Hurd, Amy R.

    2007-01-01

    Adventure recreation activities like mountain biking, bouldering, and kayaking used to require considerable travel to unique locations. This is changing, however, as the new trend emerges in the United State of providing adventure recreation experiences in cities and towns, such as New York City and Golden, Colorado. This article highlights…

  16. Mass Wasting on the Moon: Implications for Seismicity

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    Nahm, A. L.; Weber, R. C.; Yanites, B.; Schmerr, N.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Seismicity estimates play an important role in creating regional geological characterizations, which are useful for understanding a planet's formation and evolution, and of key importance to site selection for landed missions. Here we investigate the regional effects of lunar seismicity with the goal of determining whether surface features such as landslides and boulder trails on the Moon are triggered by fault motion.

  17. The Physical and the Virtual: The Relationship between Library as Place and Electronic Collections

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    Gerke, Jennifer; Maness, Jack M.

    2010-01-01

    A statistical analysis of responses to a LibQUAL+™ survey at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) was conducted to investigate factors related to patrons' satisfaction with electronic collections. It was found that a respondent's discipline was not related to his or her satisfaction with the Libraries' electronic collection, nor was the…

  18. NASA propagation information center

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    Smith, Ernest K.; Flock, Warren L.

    1990-07-01

    The NASA Propagation Information Center became formally operational in July 1988. It is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The center is several things: a communications medium for the propagation with the outside world, a mechanism for internal communication within the program, and an aid to management.

  19. Using Participatory and Service Design to Identify Emerging Needs and Perceptions of Library Services among Science and Engineering Researchers Based at a Satellite Campus

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    Johnson, Andrew; Kuglitsch, Rebecca; Bresnahan, Megan

    2015-01-01

    This study used participatory and service design methods to identify emerging research needs and existing perceptions of library services among science and engineering faculty, post-graduate, and graduate student researchers based at a satellite campus at the University of Colorado Boulder. These methods, and the results of the study, allowed us…

  20. Limits of Freedom: The Ward Churchill Case

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    O'Nell, Robert M.

    2006-01-01

    The University of Colorado's Ward Churchill is but the latest in a long line of professors whose volatile statements have created controversy for themselves and their universities. Specific personnel matters in the case have been meticulously addressed in Boulder, but several larger questions have been curiously neglected. One might well ask, for…