Let's Go to the Videotape
Illustrating a design concept to educate and soften the resistance of community groups, environmentalists, government regulators and funding agencies is not a new idea. But the state of...

Hurricane Andrew Induced Damage to Florida Power & Light's Transmission System

Hurricane Andrew and the Central and Southern Florida Project

Probing the Port of Los Angeles
Geotechnical investigations can uncover nasty surprises. When conducted after the preliminary design, the results can force significant and costly changes or—even worse—lengthy delays....

Recycling on the Mississippi
Changes in the Mississippi River's water depth and alignment are forcing the retirement of the 105-year-old Hannibal, Mo. swing bridge. Although the bridge's...

Reinforced Shotcrete Linings as Part of an Integrated Support System Used in a High Stress Mining Environment
Shabanie and King Mines are situated in the Southern part of Zimbabwe, some 60 km apart and approximately 200 km east of Bulawayo. They are the largest underground operations in Zimbabwe...

Transit Network Modelling—A New Approach
London's underground is one of the world's largest heavy-rail underground systems. London underground Limited (LUL) is the main rapid transit operator in London, and is financed directly...

Preliminary Report: The Little Skull Mountain Earthquake, June 29, 1992
The Little Skull Mountain earthquake occurred about 20 km from the potential high level nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. The magnitude was 5.6, and the focal mechanism indicates normal...

Connectors for Earthquake Resistant Structures
Damage assessments from the past several earthquakes located on the northern, central and southern zones of the San Andreas Fault - Cape Mendocino: April 1992, 7.1; Loma Prieta: October...

Two Shotcrete Lined Tunnels in the United Kingdom
The paper describes two large diameter tunnels recently built in southern England where shotcrete has been used as the primary support. The design methodology is described together with...

The Pursuit of International Science Literacy Through Energy Education: An Interdisciplinary Model for Curriculum Development
Over the past two decades science educators have employed the science, technology, and society (STS) framework for framing curriculum and for prescribing instruction. Ongoing world wide...

Is An Institute for the Study of High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Needed in Southern Nevada?
This paper examines key questions about the need for a formal institute that would study storage and disposal concepts for high-level radioactive waste (HLW) in the United States and throughout...

Organic Carbon Input in Shallow Groundwater at ÄSPÖ, Southeastern Sweden
The variation in carbon and oxygen isotopes in calcite fissure fillings and dissolved carbonate from shallow groundwaters has been examined at Aspo, southeastern Sweden. The shallow water...

Structural Character of the Ghost Dance Fault, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Detailed structural mapping of an area that straddles the southern part of the Ghost Dance Fault has revealed the presence of several additional subparallel to anastomosing faults. These...

Solute Transport Characteristics of Fractured Dolomite in Southern Nevada, USA
Recirculating tracer tests in fractured Cambrian dolomite beneath the Amargosa Desert revealed (1) and 83-percent increased in apparent dispersivity resulting from a two-percent increase...

Characterizing the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Death Valley Region, Southern Nevada and California
Three-dimensional (3-D) hydrogeologic modeling of the complex geology of the Death Valley region requires the application of a number of Geoscientific Information System (GSIS) techniques....

Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy Investigations of Uranium Electrochemistry
Photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PDS) has been successfully applied to the study of uranium oxide electrochemistry. A brief description of PDS and preliminary results that demonstrate...

Structure of Crater Flat and Yucca Mountain, Southeastern Nevada, as Inferred from Gravity Data
Existing gravity data in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain and Crater Flat have been examined to determine if these data support only the caldera model or if they support other geologic models...

Long-Term Performance of Wet Detention Ponds
Wet detention is a technology which has been successfully applied in recent years to improve stormwater runoff quality in urban areas. Since most systems have a short operational history,...

Object-oriented River System Simulation
This paper describes an object-oriented approach to river basin simulation modeling that is event driven rather than time driven as in most river system simulation models. At the heart...

 

 

 

 

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