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Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Appendices, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, et.al. 2010 Cleveland State University

Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Appendices, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al.

Urban Publications

This is a companion report to the full technical report entitled, “Assessing the Feasibility of an Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.” This report contains the supporting documents including interview scripts, focus group protocol, a reference list and glossary, cooperative economic development agreements, airport case studies, a map of physical property characteristics, and endnotes for the appendices.


Upland Nesting Waterfowl Population Responses To Predator Reduction In North Dakota, Matthew R. Pieron 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Upland Nesting Waterfowl Population Responses To Predator Reduction In North Dakota, Matthew R. Pieron

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Population growth for mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), and presumably other upland nesting ducks, in the Prairie Pothole Region is most sensitive to nest success, and nest success is most strongly influenced by predation. I evaluated the efficacy of reducing predator populations to improve nest success and increase local breeding populations of upland nesting ducks on township-sized (93.2 km2) management units in eastern North Dakota, USA, during 2005−2008. I also examined potential territorial limitations on local population growth for mallards. Trappers annually removed an average of 245 predators per trapped site. I monitored 7,489 nests on 7 trapped and ...


Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Executive Report, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, et.al. 2010 Cleveland State University

Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Executive Report, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al.

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of developing an aerotropolis around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. The report describes the methodology used to assess the feasibility, notes the needs and expectations of community stakeholders, profiles the challenges and successes of six emerging and potential U.S. aerotropolises, and discusses the operating experiences and challenges of 12 additional U.S. airports. Further, this report describes the demographic and economic aspects of the study cities, and discusses potential target industry opportunities. The findings suggest that it is feasible to develop CLE as an aerotropolis, and that CLE may not ...


Perverse Poisson Sheaves On The Nilpotent Cone, Jared Lee Culbertson 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Perverse Poisson Sheaves On The Nilpotent Cone, Jared Lee Culbertson

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

For a reductive complex algebraic group, the associated nilpotent cone is the variety of nilpotent elements in the corresponding Lie algebra. Understanding the nilpotent cone is of central importance in representation theory. For example, the nilpotent cone plays a prominent role in classifying the representations of finite groups of Lie type. More recently, the nilpotent cone has been shown to have a close connection with the affine flag variety and this has been exploited in the Geometric Langlands Program. We make use of the following important fact. The nilpotent cone is invariant under the coadjoint action of G on the ...


Method Of Riemann Surfaces In Modelling Of Cavitating Flow, Anna Zemlyanova 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Method Of Riemann Surfaces In Modelling Of Cavitating Flow, Anna Zemlyanova

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is concerned with the applications of the Riemann-Hilbert problem on a hyperelliptic Riemann surface to problems on supercavitating flows of a liquid around objects. For a two-dimensional steady irrotational flow of liquid it is possible to introduce a complex potential w(z) which allows to apply the powerful methods of complex analysis to the solution of fluid mechanics problems. In this work problems on supercavitating flows of a liquid around one or two wedges have been stated. The Tulin single-spiral-vortex model is employed as a cavity closure condition. The flow domain is transformed into an auxiliary domain with ...


Generalized Curvilinear Advection Formalism For Finite Volume Codes Doing Relativistic Hydrodynamics, Jay Michael Call 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Generalized Curvilinear Advection Formalism For Finite Volume Codes Doing Relativistic Hydrodynamics, Jay Michael Call

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

While it is possible to numerically evolve the relativistic fluid equations using any chosen coordinate mesh, typically there are distinct computational advantages associated with different types of candidate grids. For example, astrophysical flows that are governed by rotation tend to give rise to advection variables that are naturally conserved when a cylindrical mesh is used. On the other hand, Cartesian-like coordinates afford a more straightforward implementation of adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) and avoid the appearance of coordinate singularities. Here it is shown that it should be possible to reap the benefits associated with multiple types of coordinate systems simultaneously in ...


Dissolution Of Chitosan In Ionic Liquids For Acylation Chemistry And Formation Of Cellulose-Chitosan Blends, Cristina Stefanescu 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Dissolution Of Chitosan In Ionic Liquids For Acylation Chemistry And Formation Of Cellulose-Chitosan Blends, Cristina Stefanescu

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Dissolution of chitosan in ionic liquids was accomplished. It has been shown that 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate (BMIMAc) is a better solvent than 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (BMIMCl). Dissolution of chitosan in BMIMCl required a prior regeneration of chitosan from 1% acetic acid solution. In the case of BMIMAc, both dried chitosan and regenerated chitosan from acetic acid solution have been dissolved in a relatively short amount of time. While concentrations up to 2 wt% of chitosan in BMIMCl could be obtained, concentrations of 10 wt % of chitosan in BMIMAc were realized. Homogeneous phthalation and benzoylation of chitosan were achieved in these ionic liquids ...


The Effects Of Channel Stability On Benthic Macroinvertebrates In Southeastern Louisiana Streams, Peter Markos 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Effects Of Channel Stability On Benthic Macroinvertebrates In Southeastern Louisiana Streams, Peter Markos

LSU Master's Theses

Water chemistry, habitat quality, and channel stability interact to influence a stream’s biological integrity. The goal of this project was to assess how channel stability, together with other physicochemical stream measurements, are associated with the structure and abundance of resident macroinvertebrate communities. I recorded multiple physicochemical parameters and calculated a Pfankuch habitat stability index monthly for a year at potential reference streams in southeastern Louisiana. I assessed the relationships of channels stability with measured physicochemical parameters with multiple regression and principle components analysis. Mixed model multivariate analysis of variance was used to determine associations of habitat characteristics with resident ...


Non-Axisymmetric Instabilities In Self-Gravitating Tori Around Black Holes, And Solving Einstein Constraints With Superconvergent Finite Element Methods, Oleg Korobkin 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Non-Axisymmetric Instabilities In Self-Gravitating Tori Around Black Holes, And Solving Einstein Constraints With Superconvergent Finite Element Methods, Oleg Korobkin

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This thesis contains results on two related projects. In the first project, we explore non-axisymmetric instabilities in general relativistic accretion disks around black holes. Such disks are created as transient structures in several astrophysical scenarios, including mergers of compact objects and core collapse of massive stars. These disks are suggested for the role of cenral engines of gamma-ray bursts. We address the stability of these objects against the runaway and non-axisymmetric instabilities in the three-dimensional hydrodynamical fully general relativistic treatment. We explore three slender and moderately slender disk models with varying disk-to-black hole mass ratio. None of the models that ...


Studies Of Nanoparticles From A Group Of Uniform Materials Based On Organic Salts (Gumbos), Aaron Tesfai 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Studies Of Nanoparticles From A Group Of Uniform Materials Based On Organic Salts (Gumbos), Aaron Tesfai

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Tesfai, Aaron, B.S., B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia, 2003 Doctor of Philosophy, Spring Commencement 2010 Major: Chemistry Studies of Nanoparticles from a Group of Uniform Materials Based on Organic Salts (GUMBOS) Dissertation directed by Professor Isiah M. Warner Pages in dissertation, 101. Words in abstract, 271. Ionic liquids (ILs) are defined as organic salts composed of ions with melting points at or below 100 °C. ILs have gained considerable attention because of their desirable properties such as low volatility, high thermal stability, and tunability. GUMBOS are an emergent class of organic salts, many of which are ionic liquids ...


Mass Transfer And Mergers In Double White Dwarf Binaries, Wesley Paul Even 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Mass Transfer And Mergers In Double White Dwarf Binaries, Wesley Paul Even

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

We have developed a self consistent field (SCF) technique similar to the one described by Hachisu, Eriguchi, & Nomoto (1986b) that can be used to construct detailed force-balanced models of synchronously rotating, double white dwarf (DWD) binaries. This SCF technique can be used to construct model sequences that mimic the last portion of the detached inspiral phase of DWD binary evolutions, and semi-detached model sequences that mimic a phase of conservative mass transfer. In addition, the SCF models can be used to provide quiet initial starts for dynamical studies of the onset of mass transfer in DWD systems. We present multiple ...


Modeling Thermal Phenomena And Searching For New Thermally Induced Monitor Signals In Large Sale Gravitational Wave Detectors, Rupal Shashikant Amin 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Modeling Thermal Phenomena And Searching For New Thermally Induced Monitor Signals In Large Sale Gravitational Wave Detectors, Rupal Shashikant Amin

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) array’s 4 km detectors have transitioned from an initial configuration (iLIGO) to an enhanced configuration (eLIGO) [1]. Both configurations relied on high circulating laser powers to achieve sensitivity goals between 150 Hz and 8 kHz. These power levels were sufficient to induce thermally driven focal affects in the primary optics. Since the detectors were designed to achieve maximum sensitivity when laser light was optimally coupled (mode matched) into the antenna, small deviations in focal parameters influenced performance. A laser based thermal compensation system (TCS) was installed for use in both configurations to counteract ...


Oxidation Of Reduced Sulfur Compounds: A Triple-Oxygen-Isotope Perspective, Issaku E. Kohl 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Oxidation Of Reduced Sulfur Compounds: A Triple-Oxygen-Isotope Perspective, Issaku E. Kohl

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The Earth’s geochemical evolution is recorded in the rocks that compose its lithosphere. Specifically, sulfate minerals have been identified as being repositories of information concerning the past hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. This is due to the non-labile nature of SO42- and its ability to store a record of the oxidative reactions and oxygen sources involved in its formation. Microbial dissimilatory sulfate reduction (MDSR) and sulfide oxidation cause oxygen from H2O and O2 to be trapped to varying degrees in ambient, dissolved SO42-. In order to better interpret the H2O and O2 signals in SO42-, we must deepen our understanding ...


Edaphic And Vegetative Controls On Mercury Cycling In Oligohaline Wetlands, Jonathan M. Willis 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Edaphic And Vegetative Controls On Mercury Cycling In Oligohaline Wetlands, Jonathan M. Willis

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

With the expansion of the human population and associated industries there is a concomitant increase in both resource utilization and the production of waste and deleterious by-products. Mercury is a naturally-occurring toxic metal with a complicated and unique biogeochemical cycle, and is often a contaminant of ecotoxicological concern in unindustrialized aquatic habitats. The research described herein was designed to elucidate multiple aspects regarding the behavior of mercury in oligohaline wetland habitats, particularly with respect to edaphic and vegetative effects, through a monitoring and characterization study as well as a series of manipulative experiments. The observational study, conducted in the wetlands ...


Arabic For Designers By Mourad Boutros, Saad D. Abulhab 2010 CUNY Office of Library Services

Arabic For Designers By Mourad Boutros, Saad D. Abulhab

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture, 2009–2010 Annual Report, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 2010 Iowa State University

Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture, 2009–2010 Annual Report, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Center Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


Human Detection Using Local Shape And Non-Redundant Binary Patterns, Duc Thanh Nguyen, Wanqing Li, Philip Ogunbona 2010 University of Wollongong

Human Detection Using Local Shape And Non-Redundant Binary Patterns, Duc Thanh Nguyen, Wanqing Li, Philip Ogunbona

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Motivated by the advantages of using shape matching technique in detecting objects in various postures and viewpoints and the discriminative power of local patterns in object recognition, this paper proposes a human detection method combining both shape and appearance cues. In particular, local shapes of the body parts are detected using template matching. Based on body parts' shapes, local appearance features are extracted. We introduce a novel local binary pattern (LBP) descriptor, called Non-Redundant LBP (NRLBP), to encode local appearance of human. The proposed method was evaluated and compared with other state-of-the-art human detection methods on two commonly used datasets ...


A Family Of Asymmetric Ellis-Type Theorems, Peter Nickolas, Susan Andima, Ralph Kopperman, S Popvassilev 2010 University of Wollongong

A Family Of Asymmetric Ellis-Type Theorems, Peter Nickolas, Susan Andima, Ralph Kopperman, S Popvassilev

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Bouziad in 1996 generalized theorems of Montgomery (1936) and Ellis (1957), to prove that every Cech complete space with a separately continuous group operation must be a topological group. We generalize these results in a new direction, by dropping the requirement that the spaces be T2 or even T1. Our theorems then become applicable to groups with asymmetric topologies, such as the group of real numbers with the upper topology, whose open sets are the open upper rays. We first show a generic Ellis-type theorem for groups with a Hausdor k-bitopological structure whose symmetrization belongs to a class of k-spaces ...


Modeling The Impacts Of Pulsed Riverine Inflows On Hydrodynamics And Water Quality In The Barataria Bay Estuary, Anindita Das 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Modeling The Impacts Of Pulsed Riverine Inflows On Hydrodynamics And Water Quality In The Barataria Bay Estuary, Anindita Das

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Eutrophication and coastal wetland loss are the major environmental problems affecting estuaries around the world. In Louisiana, controlled diversions of the Mississippi River water back into coastal wetlands are thought to be an important engineering solution that could reverse coastal land loss. There are concerns, however, that freshwater diversions may increase nutrient inputs and create severe eutrophication problems in estuaries and wetlands adjacent to the diversion sites. My dissertation research concerns modeling the effects of the observed and hypothetical freshwater diversion discharges on the hydrodynamics, salinity and water quality in the Barataria estuary, a deltaic estuary in south Louisiana. This ...


Project Explorations And Student Learning In Geometry, Verna Marie Richard 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Project Explorations And Student Learning In Geometry, Verna Marie Richard

LSU Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the structural framework of the EBRPSS 8th Grade Mathematics Comprehensive Curriculum and to compare its effectiveness to a set of project-based lessons that I created for “Unit 4: Measurement and Geometry”. Two classes participated in this study. Pretest and Posttest scores were analyzed to determine if there was a significant advantage to using my supplements. Results of the analysis revealed that there was an advantage to using the supplements, in spite of the time shortage. Hopefully, the supplements implemented in this study will serve as a model for teaching “Unit 4: Measurement ...


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