Studies of Zooplankton Near the Nuclear Power Plant—Angra I. Preoperational Conditions (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
The plankton from marine bays on the coast of Rio de Janeiro State has been poorly studies, and little information is available about Ilha Grande and Sepetiba Bays and Guanabara Bay. This...

A Methodology for Coastal Monitoring
This paper sumarizes the routines which will be applied in order to create a methodology that will orient the 2nd phase of the Coastal Management Program in Brasil. The 1st phase, the...

Ground Water Impacts from Irrigated Ridge-Tillage
The Northern Cornbelt Sand Plain Project is a cooperative research effort between the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, USDA/Agricultural Research Service and U.S. Geological Survey...

Remote Sensing and the Coastal Management in Brazil
This paper intends to demonstrate the possibility of employing remote sensing techniques in the Brazilian Coastal Management Program (Programa Brasileiro de Gerenciamento Costeiro). It...

Cleaning North America's Beaches—Volunteers Across America Monitor the Quality of Our Coasts
The Center for Marine Conservation (CMC) has established a National Marine Debris Database to involve citizens in the collection of standardized information on marine debris. A comparison...

Public Education and Participation: The Foundation of Success for CRM in Developing Countries
If initiatives in coastal resources management (CRM) are to succeed and be effective, not only must they be technically sound but they must be accepted as necessary, reasonable and fair....

Probabilistic Assessment of Wind Loading For Structural Analysis
Records of extreme annual gust velocities from 11 weather stations in central-southern Brazil, classified according to orientation (octants) and type of storm (TS and EPS winds), result...

Reliability of Overhead Transmission Lines Subjected to Wind Action
The probability distribution of the strength of steel towers used in transmission lines, due to wind excitation, is evaluated on the basis of test results of 72 towers of various designs,...

Largest and Characteristic Earthquakes in the U.S. East of the Rocky Mountains
A new statistical procedure is proposed for the estimation of maximum earthquake magnitude M in intraplate regions. Starting from a historical catalog of events and a seismotectonic classification...

A Stochastic Clustering Model for the Occurrence of Large Earthquakes Along the Central Peruvian Margin
A stochastic model of a process of cluster centers and subsidiary cluster member processes is presented for the occurrence of large earthquakes along the Central Peruvian Margin. In the...

Advances in Pipeline Materials and Design in Europe and North America
This paper presents an overview of various developments in materials technology and design procedures in the Western Hemisphere over the last 20 years. Some projections for anticipated...

Estimating Earthquake Sizes in the Basin and Range Province, Western North America: Perspectives Gained from Historical Earthquakes
Thirty eight historical earthquake from the Basin and Range province were used to examine three aspects of earthquake size and behavior: 1) the maximum background earthquake, 2) earthquake...

The Truss-Beam and Space Technology
A method is presented herein to determine the dynamic characteristics of truss-beam systems for both planar and space structures. Results from this approach are compared with those of...

Reliance on Structural Controls for Water Supply Protection in Urbanizing Watersheds
The watershed is the source of pollutants which can contaminate the water supply reservoir. It is far preferable to implement an affordable watershed management plan that keeps contaminants...

Numerical Modeling of the Vertical Salinity Distribution in Coastal Canals
A two dimensional (laterally averaged) numerical model of estuarine circulation has been developed for the prediction of the vertical salinity distribution in coastal canals. The model...

The Piedra del Aguila Project Large Radial Gates
Piedra del Aguila Hydroelectric Project is on the Limay River in Argentina. It has a capacity of 1424 MW with annual energy of 5500 GWH. This is an overflow dam, with intake gates, penstocks...

Power Conditioning Options for Variable-Speed Ocean Energy Conversion Systems
As part of a recent wave energy feasibility study for the coast of North Carolina (SEASUN Power Systems, 1988), a survey was conducted of power conditioning and transmission technology....

The Impact of Agricultural and Industrial Development on the Water Quality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Agricultural and Industrial development are having a serious negative impact upon the quality of water resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. The continuing demographic explosion...

Use of Scrap Tires to Harness Wave Energy
A 2.5 meter diameter wave powered pump, fabricated from scrap tires was tested from May 24, 1988 to October 1988 in the Atlantic Ocean at the North Carolina Army Corp of Engineers Waterways...

Autocorrelation Functions for Offshore Geotechnical Data
Autocorrelation functions are described. Data from several North Sea sites are analyzed with respect to the vertical and horizontal autocorrelation of a number of soil properties. Based...

 

 

 

 

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