Implementation of Knowledge-Based GIS: A Case Study
This paper describes work almost complete at North Carolina A&T State University, whose primary purpose was to use the increased capabilities offered by geographic information...

Instrumented Buoy Network Response to Ocean Swell
The National Data Buoy Center has an extensive network of more than 20 moored buoys along the west coast of North America And in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean. The network ranges from...

Roughness Coefficient in Mountain Rivers
River discharge estimations require an evaluation of the river flow resistance that generally is related with Manning's roughness coefficient. The literature suggests different ways of...

The Behavior of a Building with Shallow Foundations on a Stiff Lateritic Clay
The use of shallow foundations for buildings in Sao Paulo, either on soils of the Tertiary Sedimentary Basin of Sao Paulo (TSBSP) or on those of saprolitic origin is not as frequent as...

Field Performance of an Acoustic Scour-Depth Monitoring System
The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet serves as the only land link between Bodie and Hatteras Islands, part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Periodic soundings over the past...

Using Geographic Information Systems for Traffic Control Inventory Management
Present city traffic control inventory systems lack flexibility, user friendliness, and many have become obsolete because they were originally designed in haphazard ways - thus providing...

The Use of COGO/GIS in the Route 58 Corridor Development Study: A Case Study
This paper is a case study in the utilization of COGO and GIS software for the Route 58 Corridor Development Program in Southwest Virginia. The planning effort included the evaluation...

Validating Expert System Prototypes Using the Turing Test
This paper describes the Turing Test technique to formalize the expert system validation process using a mature microcomputer based prototype expert system that has been developed to perform...

Nonlinear Response of SDOF Systems to Intraplate Earthquakes
It is well established that there are characteristics differences between intraplate and interplate earthquakes. A parametric study of SDOF systems indicates that there is also consistent...

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Optimal Budget Allocation to Bridges
The funding available for bridge improvements in the United States has been insufficient for many years. The limited budgets granted have generally been allocated based on Sufficiency...

Land Use Planning and HSGT Station Development: The Maglev Grand Terminal/International Drive Experience
In 1996, the Future arrives in Orange County, Florida. It is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the high-tech, high-speed ground transportation magnetic levitation train, connecting the Orlando...

Forensic Aspects of Future HSGT
Forensic sciences deal with the relations and application of technical problems in litigation and court procedures. This paper anticipates possible legal actions that may involve the introduction...

Ecological Costs of Urban Expansion in a Mangrove Ecosystem: A Case Studied
On Santa Catarina Island in southern Brazil, mangrove systems are found along about 14.7% of this coast. These areas, although declared by legislation as 'Permanent Preservation Areas',...

Argentine Deltas Morphology
Only two deltas are located along the Argentine coast, both of them at Buenos Aires state. The northern one is the Parana Delta at the Rio de La Plata estuary (34.99' Lat. Sur) and the...

Sandy Beach Restoration in Heavily Populated Areas
Urban coastal areas are marked by several conflicts between its use and the conservation of its use and the conservation of its natural features. The Rio de Janeiro State University -...

Theoretical Study of Artificial Nourishment on the Suape Beach, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
This paper describes the theoretical studies developed to design the artificial nourishment on Suape Beach, State of Pernambuco, Brazil. The basis concepts are briefly discussed, as well...

The Source of Sediments in the Neuse River Estuary: Water Quality Management Implications
Pedological evidence in alluvial floodplains of the fluvial-estuarine transition zone of the Neuse River, North Carolina, shows that very little sediment from the Piedmont headwaters of...

Traffic and Lead Pollution on Lake Maracaibo's Western Coast
This project focused on Nerium Oleander (NO) (Berberia), an ornamental plant. Chemical analyses (acid digestion and atomic absorption spectrophotometry) of the plant's tissue and the soil...

Political and Planning Actions on the Brazilian Coastal Management Program
The Brazilian Coastal Management Program is presented in two distinct phases, starting from its introduction in the country. Technical aspects of the adopted methodology development are...

Relocating Erosion-Threatened Buildings—A Study of North Carolina Housemoving
Relocation moves the existing building if it becomes threatened by erosion. Each option has its own tradeoffs - advantages and disadvantages, that should be evaluated for the particular...

 

 

 

 

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