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Using Gis To Delineate Headwater Stream Origins In The Appalachian Coal-Belt Region Of Kentucky, Jonathan A. Villines University of Kentucky
Using Gis To Delineate Headwater Stream Origins In The Appalachian Coal-Belt Region Of Kentucky, Jonathan A. Villines
Theses and Dissertations--Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Human activity such as surface mining can have substantial impacts on the natural environment. Performing a Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment (CHIA) of such impacts on surface water systems requires knowing the location and extent of these impacted streams. The Jurisdictional Determination (JD) of a stream’s protected status under the Clean Water Act (CWA) involves locating and classifying streams according to their flow regime: ephemeral, intermittent, or perennial. Due to their often remote locations and small size, taking a field inventory of headwater streams for surface mining permit applications or permit reviews is challenging. A means of estimating headwater stream ...
Climate Change Impact On Flood Hazard In The Grand River Basin, Ontario, Canada, Abhishek Gaur Western University
Climate Change Impact On Flood Hazard In The Grand River Basin, Ontario, Canada, Abhishek Gaur
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Rapidly changing climatic conditions across the globe are believed to have an impact on key climate variables and the hydrologic cycle. Changes in magnitude and frequency of peak flow patterns have been noted in rivers worldwide. The associated risk is projected to increase many folds during the 21st century. Therefore, it is necessary to quantify these impacts for effective water resource planning and management in future. Methodology chosen to do so should be able to capture variations in climate variables at fine temporal, spatial and distributional scales. Also, it should be able to cover uncertainties associated with future climatic ...
Characterizing The Concentration, Duration, And Frequency Of Turbid Events In Tennessee Streams: Potential For Macroinvertebrate Impairment, Robert Ryan Woockman University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Characterizing The Concentration, Duration, And Frequency Of Turbid Events In Tennessee Streams: Potential For Macroinvertebrate Impairment, Robert Ryan Woockman
The impairment of lotic systems due to siltation is one of the most common factors leading to a stream being placed on the 303d list. Once a stream reach is placed on the 303d list, a state’s environmental regulatory agency must then develop sediment total maximum daily loads (TMDLs). However, a deficiency exists in available methods for assessing biotic response to siltation, creating the inability to set TMDLs functionally related to cause of impairment. Water quality sondes can collect voluminous amounts of turbidity data and stage data at intervals that can be used to characterize concentration, duration, and frequency ...
Estimates Of Glacier Mass Loss And Contribution To Streamflow: Wind River Range (Wyoming, Usa), Jeffrey Allen Marks University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Estimates Of Glacier Mass Loss And Contribution To Streamflow: Wind River Range (Wyoming, Usa), Jeffrey Allen Marks
The Wind River Range is a continuous mountain range approximately 160 km in length in west-central Wyoming. The Wind River Range is host to roughly 680 snow and ice bodies with 63 of these considered glaciers including seven of the ten largest glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. The presence of glaciers results in meltwater contributions to streamflow during the late summer (July, August, and September – JAS) when snowmelt is decreasing, temperatures are high, precipitation is low, and irrigation demand continues. Most studies indicate that the glaciers in the Wind River Range have been retreating since the 1850’s, the ...
Application Of Highway Capacity Manual 2010 Level-Of-Service Methodologies For Planning Deficiency Analysis, James Oliver Ensley University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Application Of Highway Capacity Manual 2010 Level-Of-Service Methodologies For Planning Deficiency Analysis, James Oliver Ensley
Influence on investment in the infrastructure is critical for decision-making by State planning departments. Judgments which are made for funding purposes and are based on limited data analysis by states can results in economic disasters for the state and nation. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) uses the Evaluation of Roadway Efficiency (EVE) database to prioritize the importance of roadway projects in the state. In addition, EVE is also used as a method to provide deficiency analysis results for roadways in the state. This study will add support to the methodology of the current decision-making process in regards to Tennessee ...
Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Red Flag Analysis, Anna Burman Purdue University
Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Red Flag Analysis, Anna Burman
Purdue Road School
The 2040 Tippecanoe County Long Range Transportation Plan includes a "red flag" environmental review. The purpose of the red flag review is to quickly identify potential impacts of future transportation projects on the local environment. This serves as an introduction to our process and data collection. The analysis was at a general, system-wide level.
Mutcd Revisions And Sign Upgrades, Jill Palmer, Karen Stippich Purdue University
Mutcd Revisions And Sign Upgrades, Jill Palmer, Karen Stippich
Purdue Road School
Jill Palmer, PE has managed over a dozen sign inventories in response to new MUTCD requirements for retroreflectivity. This presentation shares lessons gleaned from that experience and a practical approach to satisfying the MUTCD criteria.
Preparing Nebraska Future Water Leaders: Nwla Academy Class Iii (2013), Connie I. Reimers-Hild University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Preparing Nebraska Future Water Leaders: Nwla Academy Class Iii (2013), Connie I. Reimers-Hild
Nebraska Water Leaders Academy: Publications and Materials
Group communications, Phyllis Schoenholz, UNL
Communication and transformational leadership. Dr. Mark Burbach and Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, UNL
Nebraska's instream flow laws and applications, Ann Bleed, board member, Lower Platte Natural Resources District
River Basin Compacts; Nebraska's obligations, Michael Jess, water resources engineer; consultant.
Conservation along the Central Platte, Mark Peyton, senior biologist, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
Central Platte River water issues in regard to habitat for endangered species, Jason Farnsworth, natural resources specialist, Headwaters Corporation & Jerry Kenny, executive director of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program
Rowe Sanctuary; discussion and viewing of cranes
Group project work session
Platte Rivers Basin, applying the Elenor Ostrom Principles of Stable Common ...
The Nebraska Water Leaders Academy: Blending Water Policy And Science With Leadership Theory, Mark E. Burbach, Connie I. Reimers-Hild University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Nebraska Water Leaders Academy: Blending Water Policy And Science With Leadership Theory, Mark E. Burbach, Connie I. Reimers-Hild
Nebraska Water Leaders Academy: Publications and Materials
Water Challenges are Growing
Population Continues to Grow
New and Innovative Leadership is Needed
Nebraska Water Leaders Academy (NWLA) was born!
•Develop scientific, social and political knowledge about water and related natural resources
• Examine the economical and beneficial uses of Nebraska’s water resources
• Develop and enhance leadership and critical thinking skills
• Develop interpersonal skills to become actively involved with water policy issues at the local, regional, state, and national levels
• Develop life-long water resources management skills
• Challenge traditional paradigms while encouraging critical thinking and creative solutions.
A Benefit Cost Model For Traffic Incident Management, Sam Dallas Moss University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A Benefit Cost Model For Traffic Incident Management, Sam Dallas Moss
Civil & Environmental Engineering Publications and Other Works
Every day, non-recurring incidents cause delay on major roadways and cost the public valuable time and, hence, money. Some public agencies have systems that help them to identify and mitigate the problems associated with incidents such as delay. These systems are referred to as Traffic Incident Management systems. Many different agencies have searched for a way to quantify the benefits that these programs provide. This thesis details how a model was developed to help these agencies easily quantify the benefits that can be derived from saving delay through efficient incident management. This model uses real traffic data collected by roadway ...
Prelude To A Master Plan: Ware, Massachusetts, Belen Alfaro, Bruno Carneiro, Margaret Engesser, Kathryn E. Fox, Evadne R. Friedman, Timothy Inacio, Anita Lockesmith, Christina Mills, Stephanie Molden, Meagen Mulherin, Russell Pandres, Vinicius Pereira, Brian Reid, Pedro Soto, Jennifer Stromsten University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Prelude To A Master Plan: Ware, Massachusetts, Belen Alfaro, Bruno Carneiro, Margaret Engesser, Kathryn E. Fox, Evadne R. Friedman, Timothy Inacio, Anita Lockesmith, Christina Mills, Stephanie Molden, Meagen Mulherin, Russell Pandres, Vinicius Pereira, Brian Reid, Pedro Soto, Jennifer Stromsten
Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Graduate Research and Creative Activity
Prelude to a Master Plan offers ideas, recommendations, and a toolkit to help the town chart its own path towards that future. While the teams and individual students worked to ‘drill down’ into specific topic areas, the Studio defined three basic areas in order to think about how the various assets, challenges and ideas undermine or reinforce one another. The report is loosely organized in those terms: addressing the outlying rural areas and issues specific to these places, considering one of the key growth areas that has extended from town and the conflicts that arise from the many uses occurring ...
Microbiologically Enhanced Mixing Across Scales During In-Situ Bioremediation Of Uranium, Reinaldo E. Alcalde University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Microbiologically Enhanced Mixing Across Scales During In-Situ Bioremediation Of Uranium, Reinaldo E. Alcalde
The McNair Scholars Research Journal
Production of nuclear fuels for weapons and electric energy has resulted in groundwater uranium contamination at Department of Energy (DOE) sites. Reduction of uranium by dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria (DMRB) is an effective approach for in-situ bioremediation of these sites. In this process, an organic electron donor is typically delivered through a well into groundwater in order to promote the biological reduction of soluble and toxic U(VI) to insoluble and less toxic U(IV). A key challenge is mixing the organic electron donor with U(VI) in groundwater where laminar flow conditions prevail. A potential solution is to enhance reaction ...
Laboratory Investigation Of The Effects Of Temperature And Moisture On Interface Shear Strength Of Textured Geomembrane And Geosynthetic Clay Liner, Taki Stavros Chrysovergis California Polytechnic State University
Laboratory Investigation Of The Effects Of Temperature And Moisture On Interface Shear Strength Of Textured Geomembrane And Geosynthetic Clay Liner, Taki Stavros Chrysovergis
Master's Theses and Project Reports
A laboratory investigation was conducted to determine the effects of temperature and moisture on the shear strength of textured geomembrane (T-GM) and geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) interface. Several landfill slope failures involving geosynthetics have occurred within the past three decades. Interface shear strength of T-GM/GCL is well documented for testing conducted at laboratory temperatures and at moisture contents associated with GCLs in submerged conditions. However, in-service conditions for landfill liner systems include a wide range of temperatures (extending from below 0 °C to above 40 °C) and a wide range of moisture conditions. Large-scale interface direct shear tests were ...
Load-Sharing Of Toe-Nailed, Roof-To-Wall Connections Under Extreme Wind Loads In Wood-Frame Houses, Mohammad Khan Western University
Load-Sharing Of Toe-Nailed, Roof-To-Wall Connections Under Extreme Wind Loads In Wood-Frame Houses, Mohammad Khan
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
A typical wood frame house roof consists of trusses which are nailed to the top-plates of the wall assembly. These are known as roof-to-wall connections (RTWCs). A load-sharing mechanism is developed between adjacent RTWCs via roof elements such as roof-sheathing, fascia beams, etc., during high wind loads. An experimental setup was developed to observe the load-sharing behavior between seven connections. To mimic the roof bending stiffness in the direction perpendicular to the trusses, two steel beams with representative bending stiffness were connected across the RTWCs in a simple way. Identical ramp and identical fluctuating wind loads were applied to all ...
Improved Microalgal Biomass Harvesting Using Optimized Environmental Conditions And Bacterial Bioflocculants, Derek C. Manheim California Polytechnic State University
Improved Microalgal Biomass Harvesting Using Optimized Environmental Conditions And Bacterial Bioflocculants, Derek C. Manheim
Master's Theses and Project Reports
IMPROVED MICROALGAL BIOMASS HARVESTING USING OPTIMIZED ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND BACTERIAL BIOFLOCCULANTS
DEREK CONTE MANHEIM
The cost and energy balance of microalgae biofuel production is sensitive to the algae harvesting method, among many other factors. Bioflocculation and settling of suspended microalgae cultures is a harvesting method with potentially low cost and energy input. However, bioflocculation (the spontaneous flocculation of algal cells without chemical addition) has not been a reliable process with cultures grown in ponds. To provide insights to help improve algae settling, factors affecting the settling of algae were investigated in the laboratory using pure cultures of two common ...
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Investigation On Rheology Of Oil Well Cement Slurries, Anjuman Shahriar
Indirect Evaporative Cooling Potential In Air-Water Systems In Temperate Climates, Donal Finn, Ben Costelloe
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