Potential Effects of Global Climatic Change on the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir System
Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other 'greenhouse' gases are likely to increase global temperatures and...

Accommodating Larger Trucks at At-Grade Intersections
When a particular intersection serves a high volume of large truck traffic, design considerations should reflect the presence of those larger vehicles. This paper discusses three intersection...

Building a Team, Not Just a Building
The best way to resolve construction disputes is to head them off. And the best time to step in is before your contractor is hired. In the private sector, there is no reason to open the...

Estimating Future Traffic Volumes at the Intersection Level
This paper uses the experience gained on a number of regional and sub-area studies in the northeast to illustrate how measured and forecast traffic information can be combined to predict...

Trip Table Estimation from Observed Traffic Volumes
This estimation technique identifies the most likely trip table to produce a specified set of traffic counts when assigned to a representative highway network. The resultant table is derived...

Nontidal Exchange Processes at the Chesapeake Bay Entrance
Magnitudes of gravitational and meteorologically-driven exchange at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay are compared using current measurements, numerical model runs and subtidal volume...

Inlet Dredging Production as a Function of Sea State
This paper attempts to explain some of the inaccuracies and discrepancies in present methods of measuring dredging volumes and looks at a comparison of measured dredge volumes to natural...

Long-Range Forecasts of Water-Supplies
Many engineers and water-users have an urgent need for reliable predictions of future rainfall and water supplies, extending many months or years ahead. Correlation of known historic rainfall...

Assessing Changes and Their Real Impact

Marine Mammal Management in Alaska: Problems and Potential
Alaska's interest and intent in applying for management of 10 marine mammals has generated both support and opposition and has raised concerns about the development of adequate...

Considerations in Applying the 1985 HCM Procedures
The paper examines the impact of critical assumptions in the 1985 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures on the resulting measures of effectiveness -- volume/capacity ratio, delay, and...

Identification of Consciousness and Behavior of Japanese and the Living Environment in a Coastal Zone
Japan's policy of coastal zone management has changed from placing emphasis on seaside disaster prevention, industry location, and harbor construction to creating the amenities...

Design & Construction With Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete Using ACI 223-83

Estimating Climate Change From Hydrologic Response
In the eighty-one hydrographically closed basins within Nevada many large lakes developed during the pluvial climate of the Pleistocene. Pluvial lake area and tributary basin area have...

Response of Great Salt Lake to Climate Variability
Levels of Great Salt Lake, Utah, have fluctuated through a range of 6. 2 m in the historic record since the 1840s. In water years 1983-1984, the lake rose 2. 9 m in response to record...

Changes in Management: International Great Lakes
Unprecedented changes in the binational management of the Great Lakes are underway. Problems and programs to solve them increasingly are being considered on an ecosystem (comprehensive,...

Issues in Specifying Climate Forcing of Variability
Several issues arise in the specification of the role of climatic forcing of variability of water resources. The effects of human intervention must be removed so that the climate signal...

Stochastic Design of Wastewater Storage Ponds
The authors combine the principle of mass conservation with basic ideas from probability theory and then apply Monte Carlo simulation techniques to develop a family of design charts called...

Timber Bridge Decks
The portion of the nation's 500,000 bridge decks that are made of timber has been declining for years, as the old timber ones on secondary road bridges are rebuilt, in most...

After Action Report 1983 California Coastal Storms
The winter of 1982-1983 saw some dramatic changes in the worldwide weather patterns that have been attributed to the anomaly known as El Nino. During that winter California was attacked...

 

 

 

 

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