Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments is a book which covers a wide range of topics. The effective management of many aquatic environments, requires a detailed understanding of sediment dynamics. This has both environmental and economic implications, especially where there is any anthropogenic involvement. Numerical models are often the tool used for predicting the transport and fate of sediment movement in these situations, as they can estimate the various spatial and temporal fluxes.
This primer presents some promising and innovative mileage fee system designs and transition strategies. For states or localities that are just beginning to consider the idea of mileage fees, awareness of these strategies can help determine whether shifting from fuel taxes to mileage fees
Objectives of research: 1) To explore mechanism of the seasonal moisture transport in Vietnam. 2) To determine the relationship between the moisture transport and the ENSO event, especially in ENSO years which heavy rainfall or severe drought occurred in Vietnam. 3) To propose the application of the moisture transport information for monitoring droughts (during El Niño) and heavy rainfall (during La Niña) over Vietnam.
The biologic phenotype underlying chronic periodontitis, including the biofilm and the host
response, tend to vary among individuals despite a similar clinical diagnostic category
(Offenbacher et al. 2007). Consequently, disease screening should ideally be based on
clinical determinations and the biologic phenotype (Page and Kornman 1997). Other
associated factors include environmental exposures, as well as differences in genetic and
possibly epigenetic composition (Page and Kornman 1997).
Source: HANDBOOK OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS
Choosing Conveyors and Elevators for Speciﬁc Materials Transported 10.1 Determining Equipment Design Parameters for Overhead Conveyors
Screw Conveyor Power Input and Capacity 10.13 Design and Layout of Pneumatic Conveying Systems 10.15
Bulk Material Elevator and Conveyor Selection 10.
This handbook emphasizes the use of synthetic membranes for separations
involving industrial or municipal process streams. Little will be said concerning
the use of membranes in medical applications as in artificial kidneys
or for controlled drug release.
Most of the membrane processes are pressure driven. The notable exception
to this is electrodialysis (ED) by which ions are separated under the influence
of an electric field. In addition, the chapter on coupled transport covers
processes which are driven under the influence of a concentration gradient....
Contaminated bottom sediments and their negative impacts on water quality are a major problem in surface waters throughout the United States as well as in many other parts of the world. Even after elimination of the primary contaminant sources, these bottom sediments will be a main source of contaminants for many years to come. In order to determine environmentally-effective and cost-effective remedial actions, the transport and fate of these sediments and associated contaminants must be understood and quantified.
Through many last assignments, we had many big chances to be acquainted with doing in-group, working with many various topics, which required an ability of working, of researching, etc... With this HD2 project, we also get more chances to work in-group, but in this topic, we get a new way to do this assignment. It brings us a chance to communicate with foreigners, to interview and from that; we can learn something different from last assignments.
Accurate determination of the mobile position constitutes the basis of many new applications. This book provides a detailed account of wireless systems for positioning, signal processing, radio localization techniques (Time Difference Of Arrival), performances evaluation, and localization applications. The first section is dedicated to Satellite systems for positioning like GPS, GNSS. The second section addresses the localization applications using the wireless sensor networks.
Clean air is a basic requirement of life. The quality of air inside homes, offices,
schools, day care centres, public buildings, health care facilities or other private
and public buildings where people spend a large part of their life is an essential
determinant of healthy life and people’s well-being. Hazardous substances emit-
ted from buildings, construction materials and indoor equipment or due to hu-
man activities indoors, such as combustion of fuels for cooking or heating, lead
to a broad range of health problems and may even be fatal....
Performance measures other than earnings are also used in contracts, particularly in compensation contracts. For example, approximately 20% of bonus determination is based on individual and nonfinancial measures such as product quality (see Holthausen, Larcker and Sloan, 1995, p. 36). And stock-price-based compensation (e.g. stock option plans) is also used to incent managers. To that extent, one wouldn't expect earnings to necessarily have all the characteristics of an ideal performance measure for compensation purposes.
What does a Distributer do? While Distributers are
invisible to most consumers their role is to bridge the
geographical gap between producer and retailer.
Supermarkets and department stores couldn't exist
without a complicated distribution system, capable of
moving enormous amounts of product from point A – the
producer to point C – the consumer. Distributors add
significantly to the cost of the products we buy but they
deliver a valuable service in providing access to the
marketplace so producers can focus their energies on
manufacturing the product.
Together, the empirical facts established in this paper suggest that capital regulation and
buffers may only be of second order importance in determining the capital structure of most
banks. Hence, our paper sheds new light on the debate whether regulation or market forces
determine banks’ capital structures. Barth et al. (2005), Berger et al. (2008) and Brewer et al.
(2008) observe that the levels of bank capital are much higher than the regulatory minimum.
This could be explained by banks holding capital buffers in excess of the regulatory
An important purpose of the Financial Report is to help citizens and policymakers assess
whether current fiscal policy is sustainable and, if it is not, the urgency and magnitude of policy
reforms necessary to make it sustainable. A sustainable policy is one where the ratio of debt held
by the public to GDP (the debt-to-GDP ratio) is stable in the long run. Sustainability concerns
only whether long-run revenues and expenditures are in balance; it does not concern fairness or
efficiency implications of the reforms necessary to achieve sustainability.
Two-axle vehicles without trailer
Low speed or kinematic steering is, as already stated, deﬁned as the motion of a wheeled vehicle determined by pure rolling1 of the wheels. The velocities of the centres of all the wheels lie in their midplane, that is the sideslip angles αi are vanishingly small. In these conditions, the wheels cannot exert any cornering force to balance the centrifugal force due to the curvature of the path. Kinematic steering is possible only if the velocity is vanishingly small.
UV-Visible spectra can be
interpreted to help determine
molecular structure, but this
is presently confined to the
analysis of electron behavior
in known compounds.
Information from other
techniques (NMR, MS, IR) is
usually far more useful for
However, UV-Vis evidence
should not be ignored!
If you read March’s paper on ion traps:
– What is resonant excitation? Summarize how resonant excitation
is used in typical ion trap MS experiments. If you read the Russell and Edmondson paper on MALDITOF
and accurate mass:
– Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of MALDI-TOF
(with DE and reflection) versus FTICR (including ESI-FTICR),
especially in biochemical applications.
America’s public lands and Federal waters provide resources that are critical to the nation’s energy
security. To encourage robust exploration and development of the nation’s resources, the
Administration has offered millions of acres of public land and Federal waters for oil and gas leasing
over the last two years. Oil production from the Outer Continental Shelf increased more than a
third – from 446 million barrels in 2008 to more than 600 million barrels of estimated production in
The people of the United States are engaged in the solution of the railroad problem. The main question to be determined is: Shall the railroads be owned and operated as public or as private property? Shall these great arteries of commerce be owned and controlled by a few persons for their own private use and gain, or shall they be made highways to be kept under strict government control and to be open for the use of all for a fixed, equal and reasonable compensation? In a new and sparsely settled country which is rich in natural resources there...