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Stratigraphic Architecture Of Shallow-Marine To Coastal-Plain Parasequences: Lower Williams Fork Formation, Southeastern Piceance Basin, Colorado, Rachel Victoria Shaak 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Stratigraphic Architecture Of Shallow-Marine To Coastal-Plain Parasequences: Lower Williams Fork Formation, Southeastern Piceance Basin, Colorado, Rachel Victoria Shaak

Geological Sciences Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The lower Williams Fork Formation in the southeastern Piceance Basin represents a transition from coastal-plain to shallow-marine environments of deposition. The stratigraphic architecture of the lower Williams Fork Formation was assessed by defining facies and facies associations in cores and outcrop exposures and then developing relationships between these facies and subsurface well-log signatures. The lower Williams Fork lies stratigraphically above the Rollins Sandstone Member of the Iles Formation and consists of several coal zones, two marine sandstone units informally named the middle and upper sandstones, and coastal-plain to alluvial-plain deposits. Parasequences were identified and correlated in the subsurface to characterize ...


Reanalyses' Performance Of Boundary Layer, Cloud, And Surface Energy Budget Variables Over Arctic Pack Ice, Cassandra Renee Wheeler 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Reanalyses' Performance Of Boundary Layer, Cloud, And Surface Energy Budget Variables Over Arctic Pack Ice, Cassandra Renee Wheeler

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Earth's climate has been changing rapidly, particularly in the Arctic; however, the Arctic is poorly understood due to spatially and temporally sparse observations. Arctic conditions prove difficult to obtain good quality, long-duration field measurements. Current studies utilize model-observation hybrid datasets (i.e., reanalyses); hence, the accuracy of processes represented in these datasets is important. In this study, meteorological parameters, turbulent fluxes, cloud properties, radiative fluxes, and the surface energy budget from ERA-40, ERA-Interim, NCEP/DOE, and JRA-25 reanalyses are compared to SHEBA observations. Six-hourly reanalyses data were interpolated to the location of the multiyear ice floe and combined, along ...


Archaeological Evidence For Resilience Of Pacific Northwest Salmon Populations And The Socioecological System Over The Last ~7,500 Years, Sarah K. Campbell, Virginia L. Butler 2010 Western Washington University

Archaeological Evidence For Resilience Of Pacific Northwest Salmon Populations And The Socioecological System Over The Last ~7,500 Years, Sarah K. Campbell, Virginia L. Butler

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Archaeological data on the long history of interaction between indigenous people and salmon have rarely been applied to conservation management. When joined with ethnohistoric records, archaeology provides an alternative conceptual view of the potential for sustainable harvests and can suggest possible social mechanisms for managing human behavior. Review of the ~7,500-year-long fish bone record from two subregions of the Pacific Northwest shows remarkable stability in salmon use. As major changes in the ecological and social system occurred over this lengthy period, persistence in the fishery is not due simply to a lack of perturbation, but rather indicates resilience in ...


East Bay Energy Consortium Joint Committee Workshop At Bristol Town Hall, Burnside Building: Meeting Notes, April 19, 2010, East Bay Energy Consortium 2010 Roger Williams University

East Bay Energy Consortium Joint Committee Workshop At Bristol Town Hall, Burnside Building: Meeting Notes, April 19, 2010, East Bay Energy Consortium

East Bay Energy Consortium Documents

No abstract provided.


The Bronx River Alliance: A Model Community Action Organization And An Internship In Development, John Hinck 2010 Fordham University

The Bronx River Alliance: A Model Community Action Organization And An Internship In Development, John Hinck

Student Theses 2001-2013

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Assessment Of Habitat Use By Eastern Coyote (Canis Latrans) Along An Urban-Parkland Gradient, Beth A. Judy 2010 Cleveland State University

Assessment Of Habitat Use By Eastern Coyote (Canis Latrans) Along An Urban-Parkland Gradient, Beth A. Judy

ETD Archive

This study used coyote howl surveys combined with GIS to locate local coyote (Canis latrans) populations, determine the habitats where coyotes occur and estimate coyote group sizes in Bedford, North Chagrin and West Creek Reservations within the Cleveland Metroparks, Ohio. The CMP were established in 1917 and are the oldest park districts in the state of Ohio. There are 8,500 hectares (21,000 acres) of land in 16 reservations and in 2008 approximately 43,000,000 people visited the Cleveland Metroparks. Bedford, North Chagrin and West Creek Reservations have a mixture of park, forest, woodlots, residential neighborhoods, industrial areas ...


Wildfire Promotes Dominance Of Invasive Giant Reed (Arundo Donax) In Riparian Ecosystems, Gretchen Coffman, R F. Ambrose, P W. Rundel 2010 University of San Francisco

Wildfire Promotes Dominance Of Invasive Giant Reed (Arundo Donax) In Riparian Ecosystems, Gretchen Coffman, R F. Ambrose, P W. Rundel

Environmental Science

Widespread invasion of riparian ecosystems by the large bamboo-like grass Arundo donax L. has altered community structure and ecological function of streams in California. This study evaluated the influence of wildfire on A. donax invasion by investigating its relative rate of reestablishment versus native riparian species after wildfire burned 300 ha of riparian woodlands along the Santa Clara River in southern California in October 2003. Post-fire A. donax growth rates and productivity were compared to those of native woody riparian species in plots established before and after the fire. Arundo donax resprouted within days after the fire and exhibited higher ...


2010 Status Of The Lake Ontario Lower Trophic Levels, Kristen T. Holeck, Christopher Hotaling, Jonathan W. Swan, Lars G. Rudstam, Russ McCullough, Dave Lemmon, Web Pearsall, Jana R. Lantry, Mike Connerton, Steve LaPan, Betsy Trometer, Brian F. Lantry, Maureen Walsh, Brian Weidel 2010 Cornell University

2010 Status Of The Lake Ontario Lower Trophic Levels, Kristen T. Holeck, Christopher Hotaling, Jonathan W. Swan, Lars G. Rudstam, Russ Mccullough, Dave Lemmon, Web Pearsall, Jana R. Lantry, Mike Connerton, Steve Lapan, Betsy Trometer, Brian F. Lantry, Maureen Walsh, Brian Weidel

Technical Reports

This report presents data on the status of lower trophic level components of the Lake Ontario ecosystem (zooplankton, phytoplankton, nutrients) in 2010 and compares the 2010 data with available time series. Lower trophic levels are indicators of ecosystem health [as identified by the Lake Ontario Pelagic Community Health Indicator Committee (EPA 1993) and presented in the biennial State of the Lake Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) reports] and determine the lake’s ability to support the prey fish upon which both wild and stocked salmonids depend. Understanding the production potential of lower trophic levels is also integral to ecosystem-based management. Continued evaluation ...


Review In Studies In Medieval And Renaissance Teaching Of "Ents, Elves And Eriador: The Environmental Vision Of J.R.R. Tolkien", Alf Siewers 2010 Bucknell University

Review In Studies In Medieval And Renaissance Teaching Of "Ents, Elves And Eriador: The Environmental Vision Of J.R.R. Tolkien", Alf Siewers

Other Faculty Research and Publications

A review of a book-length ecocritical study of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy writing.


Creating A Sustainable And Desirable Future, Robert Costanza 2010 Portland State University

Creating A Sustainable And Desirable Future, Robert Costanza

Institute for Sustainable Solutions Publications and Presentations

The article suggests methods of social and economic reform as a means to counter environment impact of pollution resulting from dependence on fossil fuels.


Proposal Narrative, Morton Sternheim, Stephan Schneider 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposal Narrative, Morton Sternheim, Stephan Schneider

STEM Digital

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Groundwater Quality In An Abandoned Feedlot, Henderson County, Kentucky: Data Report, E. Glynn Beck, James S. Dinger, John Grove, Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw 2010 University of Kentucky

Assessment Of Groundwater Quality In An Abandoned Feedlot, Henderson County, Kentucky: Data Report, E. Glynn Beck, James S. Dinger, John Grove, Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw

Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular

A three-phase project investigated the influence of past and present agricultural practices on groundwater resources in the Western Kentucky Coal Field. Phase II concentrated on past practices, specifically those associated with an abandoned dairy feedlot and an old homestead. Results of phase II analyses are presented in this report.


Assessment Of Groundwater Quality In A Remediated Abandoned Feedlot, Henderson County, Kentucky: Data Report, E. Glynn Beck, James S. Dinger, John Grove, Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw 2010 University of Kentucky

Assessment Of Groundwater Quality In A Remediated Abandoned Feedlot, Henderson County, Kentucky: Data Report, E. Glynn Beck, James S. Dinger, John Grove, Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw

Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular

A three-phase project investigated the influence of past and present agricultural practices on groundwater resources in the Western Kentucky Coal Field. Phase III concentrated on an abandoned dairy feedlot that had been remediated. Results of phase III analyses are presented in this report.


The Evolution Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, Lawrence J. MacDonnell, Sarah F. Bates 2010 University of Colorado Law School

The Evolution Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, Lawrence J. Macdonnell, Sarah F. Bates

Books, Reports, and Studies

This digital resource contains only an abstract, cover image and table of contents information from the published book.

Print copy of book is available in the University of Colorado’s Wise Law Library: http://lawpac.colorado.edu/record=b444104~S0

Contents: Introduction / Bruce Babbitt -- PART I : REFLECTIONS ON NATURAL RESOURCES LAW AND POLICY: Historical evolution and future of natural resources law and policy / Sally Fairfax, Helen M. Ingram, Leigh Raymond -- Ethical perspectives on resources law and policy : global warming and our common future / Sarah Krakoff -- Why care about the polar bear? : economic analysis of natural resources law and policy / Lisa ...


Rethinking The Future Of The Colorado River: Draft Interim Report Of The Colorado River Governance Initiative, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program 2010 University of Colorado Law School

Rethinking The Future Of The Colorado River: Draft Interim Report Of The Colorado River Governance Initiative, Colorado River Governance Initiative, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program

Books, Reports, and Studies

117 p. : ill. (some color), color maps ; 29 cm


Ground Motion For The Maximum Credible Earthquake In Kentucky, Zhenming Wang 2010 University of Kentucky

Ground Motion For The Maximum Credible Earthquake In Kentucky, Zhenming Wang

Kentucky Geological Survey Report of Investigations

Although they are not frequent, earthquakes occur in and around Kentucky and pose certain hazards. Assessing seismic hazards is challenging, however, because of a lack of observations. The best estimates of ground motions that could be expected if the maximum credible earthquake occurs in or around Kentucky are depicted in maps showing peak ground acceleration and short-period (0.2 second) and long-period (1.0 second) response accelerations with 5 percent critical damping on hard rock. Another consideration for seismic safety is that the maximum credible earthquake has a long recurrenece interval, from 500 to 1,000 years in the New ...


Evaluation Of Geologic Co2 Sequestration Potential And Co2 Enhanced Oil Recovery In Kentucky, Thomas M. Parris, Stephen F. Greb, Brandon C. Nuttall 2010 University of Kentucky

Evaluation Of Geologic Co2 Sequestration Potential And Co2 Enhanced Oil Recovery In Kentucky, Thomas M. Parris, Stephen F. Greb, Brandon C. Nuttall

Kentucky Geological Survey Report of Investigations

Kentucky gets approximately 95 percent of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, which produce significant amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). In 2005, Kentucky coal-fired plants vented 102.8 million short tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The economic vitality of the state will be affected by its ability to develop and apply a portfolio of technologies that will mitigate input of CO2 into the atmosphere. One technology that has the potential to assist in this challenge is geologic carbon storage, which captures CO2 at point sources and injects it into deep rock strata that can store ...


Sources And Occurrences Of Nonpoint-Source Chemicals In Groundwater, Jackson Purchase Region, Kentucky, R. Stephen Fisher, E. Glynn Beck 2010 University of Kentucky

Sources And Occurrences Of Nonpoint-Source Chemicals In Groundwater, Jackson Purchase Region, Kentucky, R. Stephen Fisher, E. Glynn Beck

Kentucky Geological Survey Report of Investigations

Nitrate concentrations that exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking-water standards have been reported in Jackson Purchase Region groundwater since the 1960's. More recently, other nonpoint-source chemicals such as pesticides and volatile organic compounds have also been found. The sources of these chemicals and the pathways by which they reach domestic groundwater supplies must be determined to protect human health and to design effective land-management practices.

To investigate the occurrence of nonpoint-source chemicals in Jackson Purchase groundwater, 60 wells were selected on the basis of geographic location, hydrostratigraphic unit penetrated, and well type (bored or drilled); distances to row ...


Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, Garvan Donegan, Henry Heyburn, Caitlyn Horose, Matt Klebes, Jennifer Riley, Damon Yakovleff, New England Environmental Finance Center 2010 University of Southern Maine

Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, Garvan Donegan, Henry Heyburn, Caitlyn Horose, Matt Klebes, Jennifer Riley, Damon Yakovleff, New England Environmental Finance Center

Planning

This is a bundle containing research on sustainability initiatives that could be implemented in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME. These six essays were prepared by the Spring, 2010 Sustainable Communities Class known as CPD 602 at the University of Southern Maine. The class is part of the core curriculum of the Community Planning and Development program of the Muskie School of Public Service at the university. The instructor for the class was Samuel Merrill, Ph. D. who is also director of the New England Environmental Finance Center at the University. These papers were prepared in conjunction with Alan ...


Long-Term Response Of Groundwater Nitrate Concentrations To Management Regulations In Nebraska’S Central Platte Valley, Mary Exner Spalding, Hugo Perea- Estrada, Roy F. Spalding 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Long-Term Response Of Groundwater Nitrate Concentrations To Management Regulations In Nebraska’S Central Platte Valley, Mary Exner Spalding, Hugo Perea- Estrada, Roy F. Spalding

Papers in Natural Resources

The impact of 16 years (1988–2003) of management practices on high groundwater nitrate concentrations in Nebraska’s central Platte River valley was assessed in a 58,812- ha (145,215-ac) groundwater quality management area intensively cropped to irrigated corn (Zea mays L.). Crop production and groundwater nitrate data were obtained from ~23,800 producer reports. The terrace, comprising ~56% of the study area, is much more intensively cropped to irrigated corn than the bottomland. From 1987 to 2003, average groundwater nitrate concentrations in the primary aquifer beneath the bottomland remained static at ~8 mg N/l. During the same ...


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