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USACE Quality Assurance Inspector Chuck Hadley
Quality assurance inspectors provide a vital role to power restoration efforts. Shown here in Ciales on May 17, USACE quality assurance inspector Chuck Hadley discusses his work in Puerto Rico. (Video by Patrick Moes)
Commissioning and Enhanced Commissioning - USACE/USGBC Processes
Presented by Patricia Donohue. Recorded on 26 February 2013. This session is the re-recording of the 19 Februrary 2013 session, which had some sound quality issues, http://youtu.be/Ao0RBCfZ0cA. Synopsis: Commissioning has emerged as an important aspect in Design and Construction of new buildings. The Corps includes commissioning of HVAC in all its contracts. A renewed focus on commissioning has occurred as a result of US Green Building Council's inclusion in its Green Rating System (LEED) as a best management practice. LEED has included "Fundamental Commissioning" in the Energy subcategory as a prerequisite to achieving LEED certification and has defined additional tasks to achieve "Enhanced Commissioning". "Enhanced Commissioning is challenging because it crosses the Pre-design, Design, Construction and Occupancy phases of the project. The Webinar will define commissioning, its processes, tasks required, and provide comparison of USACE and USGBCs "fundamental" and "enhanced" commissioning. The webinar will conclude with a short introduction to commissioning in ASHRAE's relatively new green rating system (189.1). The ASHRAE standard is the Army preferred standard staring with FY13. Presented by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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Sankaran Mahadevan: Model Uncertainty Qualification, Verification and Validation - Research Focus 4
Sankaran Mahadevan is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University www.cee.vanderbilt.edu. Dr. Mahadevan is the director of the multidisciplinary studies (within the Civil Engineering Ph.D. program) focused on Risk and Reliability Engineering and Management. The research in Dr. Mahadevan's group is categorized into 4 areas: 1. Reliability Analysis of Structures and Materials 2. Structural Health Monitoring 3. Optimization Under Uncertainty 4. Model Uncertainty Qualification, Verification and Validation. In this video he explains Research area #4: Model Uncertainty Qualification, Verification and Validation. Dr. Mahadevan's graduate research students Ghina Nakad, You Ling and Chen Liang also have videos on the Vanderbilt YouTube channel. His comprehensive research interests are in reliability and uncertainty analysis methods, material degradation, structural health monitoring, design optimization, and model uncertainty. The methods have been applied to civil, mechanical and aerospace systems. This research has been funded by NSF, NASA (Glen, Marshall, Langley, Ames), FAA, U. S. DOE, U. S. DOT, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U. S. Army Research Office, U.S. Air Force, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, General Motors, Chrysler, Union Pacific, Transportation Technology Center, and the Sandia, Los Alamos, Idaho and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Students and Faculty pursuing multidisciplinary studies in Risk and Reliability Engineering and Management within the Civil Engineering graduate program are involved with important topics such as: • Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Structural Systems • Model-Integrated Computing for Multidisciplinary Systems • Transportation Network Systems • Business Enterprise Systems • Environmental Systems • Groundwater contamination • Atmospheric pollution • Nuclear waste • Electronic Devices • Fault Detection, Isolation and Control • Uncertainty Analysis Methods • Time Series Modeling • Simulation Methods • Extreme-Value Analysis • Evidence Theory • Fuzzy Sets • Bayesian Methods • Optimization under uncertainty • Large scale systems modeling and decision making • Human and Organizational Systems Professor Mahadevan developed and directed an NSF-IGERT multidisciplinary studies program in Reliability and Risk Engineering and Management at Vanderbilt University, which started in 2001. He has directed 30 Ph.D. dissertations and 20 M.S. theses, taught several industry short courses on reliability methods, and authored more than 300 technical publications, including two textbooks and 120 peer-reviewed journal articles. Professor Mahadevan's professional service activities include Technical Chair and General Chair of the AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conferences (2005, 2010); Technical Chair and General Chair of the AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conferences (2007, 2008); Chair, Executive Committee, Aerospace Division, ASCE (2004-2005); Chair, Probabilistic Methods Committee, Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE (2008-present); Chair, Fatigue and Fracture Reliability Committee, Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE (2001-2005); Associate Editor, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE (2006-present); Associate Editor, International Journal of Reliability and Safety (2005-present); and Member of Editorial Board for several journals. Professor Mahadevan won the ASME/Boeing Outstanding Paper Award at the AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference in 1992. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Probabilistic Methods Educator Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. In 2006, he received one of Vanderbilt University's highest honors, the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished Professor Award. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Aerospace Division, ASCE. For more information on Dr. Mahadevan and the Civil and Environmental Engineering department visit www.cee.vanderbilt.edu.
Views: 1486 Vanderbilt University
Quality Assurance Representatives Guide to Building Envelopes
This webinar presentation is to educate QA staff on the importance of the field role in affecting proper QA over the construction of high performance building envelopes across the wide array of feature the envelope can contain. Major topics will include what the purpose of the document is, its use and discuss some of the content. The presenter is Nick Alexander, a Construction Representative out of the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District stationed at Fort Carson, CO. Host: Eric Mucklow
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What is a Diversion Channel?
Mike Pniewski, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District, discusses what a diversion channel is and how it helps to mitigate flood risk.
A Review of Durability of Joints
Peter C. Taylor, Engineer, National CP Tech Center, Ames, IA This session provides insight into current research regarding concrete paving. The intended audience includes decision makers, engineers, material suppliers, public agencies, and contractors. The session includes discussion of current issues and innovations related to concrete pavement design, construction techniques, environmental challenges, quality control equipment, and the use of new materials.
Napa flood control project plans for a dry bypass
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District project manager Dave Cook highlights a future plan for the Corps' dry bypass to alleviate flooding near the Oxbow Area of Napa, Calif., June 22, 2011. The new bypass would allow a straighter path downstream for the Napa River during high water events, reducing risk of flooding for residents and businesses. The plan is part of the larger Napa River Project, a joint effort of the Corps, the city of Napa, and the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to reduce flood risk for the city. More on the project: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/projects/civil/napa/index.html
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Session III: Bay Channel Infrastructure: Backbone to a Sustainable Economy
Bay Channel Infrastructure: Backbone to a Sustainable Economy. Cross-sector perspectives to discuss: -The planning horizon for LTMS - Operation and maintenance of the channels as part of the key industrial infrastructure to the growing region's economy. - Impact of delayed or limited dredging to Bay Area economy Moderator: Mr. Richard Sinkoff, Director, Environmental Programs and Planning, Port of Oakland Speakers: - LTC Torrey DiCiro, San Francisco District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District -Mr. Isaac Kos-Read, Director of External Affairs, Port of Oakland -Mr. Richard Rhoads, Vice President, Moffat & Nichol -Mr. Jim McGrath, Commissioner, Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Regional Water Quality Control Board
Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions - Full Episode
Lake Okeechobee was once the blue heart of Florida, pumping fresh water down to the Everglades and beyond. But now that a dike and canal system control its flow, water releases from the lake periodically create putrid mats of blue green algae. Scientists think water pollution is to blame, and if something isn’t done about it there could be irreparable damage to the environment, the local economy and people’s health.
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On the Road Again: LTG Semonite at Beale AFB and Folsom Dam
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, reports from Beale Air Force Base to celebrate the completions of the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway and Beale AFB civil engineering facility with Sacramento District on Oct. 17, 2017.
Short-Term Multi-Stage Stochastic Optimization of Hydropower Reservoirs Under Meteorological...
2014 Fall Meeting Section: Hydrology Session: Advances in Hydrometeorological Predictions and Applications I Title: Short-Term Multi-Stage Stochastic Optimization of Hydropower Reservoirs Under Meteorological Uncertainty Authors: Naumann, S, Department of Surface Water and Maritime Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB-AST, Ilmenau, Germany Allen, C, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR, United States Schwanenberg, D, Deltares, Delft, Netherlands Abstract: Hydroelectric power systems are characterized by variability and uncertainty in yield and water resources obligations. Market volatility and the growing number of operational constraints for flood control, navigation, environmental obligations and ancillary services (including load balancing requirements for renewable resources) further the need to quantify sources of uncertainty. This research presents an integrated framework to handle several sources of uncertainty. Main focus is on the meteorological forecast uncertainty based on deterministic and probabilistic Numerical Weather Predictions (NWP), its consistent propagation through load and streamflow forecasts, and the generation of scenario trees with novel multi-dimensional distance metrics. The scenario trees enable us to extend a deterministic optimization setup to a multi-stage stochastic optimization approach as the mathematical formulation of the short-term system management. The Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS), managed by the Bonneville Power Administration, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation, serves as a large-scale test case for the application of the new framework. We proof the feasibility of the new approach and verify the operational applicability within a real-time environment. Cite as: Author(s) (2014), Title, Abstract H34A-01 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec. Learn more here: http://abstractsearch.agu.org/meetings/2014/FM/H34A-01
Firearms Shooting Range Safety 1990 FLETC Firearms Training Film
more at http://quickfound.net "Department of Justice- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.. The video reinforces the firearms instructor's knowledge of range safety procedures as well as alert him/her to common safety violations. Examples of common student safety violations when using semi-automatic handguns, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, and special guns." Police training; firearms training. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_range A shooting range or firing range is a specialized facility designed for firearms practice. Each facility is typically overseen by one or more supervisory personnel, called variously a range master or "Range Safety Officer" (RSO) in the United States or a range conducting officer (RCO) in the UK. These supervisory personnel are responsible for ensuring that all weapon safety rules are followed at all times. Shooting ranges can be indoor or outdoor and possibly restricted to certain types of firearms, e.g. handguns only or rifles, or they can specialize in certain shooting sports such Skeet shooting or 10 m Air Pistol/Rifle... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_ranges_in_the_United_States Common safety practices Most ranges require that all firearms be unloaded and variously securely encased and/or trigger-locked prior to entering, or leaving, the range facility, irrespective of whether one holds a concealed carry license in jurisdictions where concealed carry is legal. Whether indoors or outdoors, all shooters are typically required to wear eye protection as well as hearing protection (ear muffs or ear plugs) at all times when within the defined boundaries of the range. Depending on the range, prescription eyeglasses may qualify as eye protection. Indoor ranges can be particularly unsafe, due to high lead exposures and increased noise exposures where the design or management is not of a quality conducive to best practice. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued an Alert, Preventing Occupational Exposures to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges. The Alert presents five case reports that document lead and noise exposures and examines firing range operations, exposure assessment and control methods, existing regulations, and exposure standards and guidelines. More information about reducing occupational exposures at indoor firing ranges can be found at NIOSH Firing Range topic page. Likewise, the rules of the appointed supervisory personnel are to be followed at all times... Cost of shooting If one brings one's own firearms, ear and eye protection, it is often possible to buy a 50-round box of 9 mm ammunition and target, rent an indoor lane for an hour, and enjoy shooting for under $50 in the United States. Fees for outdoor ranges are often even less, often running $6.50 for 3 hours of range time. Along with a 500-round brick of .22 LR ammunition that often costs less than $60.00, it is possible on an outdoor range to enjoy an afternoon of shooting for under $70. Firearm rental fees vary, depending on the model and caliber, but for a typical, non-exotic handgun, costs are only modestly higher. Hearing and eye protection rental fees are modest, often available for under $3 each. Shooting ranges that cater to foreign tourists interested in shooting handguns may have special package deals for under $20 for instruction, assistance, and shooting. Larger caliber firearms and automatic weapons are available for tourists at some ranges as well. Fees for renting larger caliber firearms are only modestly more, but rental fees for automatic weapons can rise quickly, to hundreds of dollars, depending on the number of rounds fired...
Views: 11541 Jeff Quitney
Wolf Creek Dam - Foundation Remediation Project
Wolf Creek Dam is on the Cumberland River in south central Kentucky. It provides hydropower, flood control, water supply, and water quality benefits for the Cumberland River system and surrounding region. The lake is a source of recreation that has attracted more visitors (4.89 million) than Yellowstone National Park (2.87 million). Designed and constructed during the period 1938-1952, the 5,736 foot-long dam has a maximum height of 258 feet above founding level. In late January 2007, the USACE placed the dam under high risk for failure designation and launched a major, and ambitious, remediation program to bring the dam to a full operating condition
Views: 4800 TREVIICOS
Training Program on Asphalt Pavement Specifications and Design, Doha, Qatar
http://www.seeroeng.com/ Seero Engineering Consulting and CMS Engineering group has collaborated with Public Work Authority (Ashghal) in Qatar to offer a full training program on Asphalt Pavement Specifications and Design. The Training Program includes the three following courses: Course 1 (3 days): Specifications, Mixture Design and Quality Control/Quality Assurance of Asphalt Mixtures Course 2 (2 days): Asphalt Pavement Evaluation Methods Course 3 (2 days): Asphalt Pavement Analysis and Design The course was offered for a week starting from 27th to 31st of January 2013 in Sheraton Hotel in Doha. For any further information regarding the course or any other consulting please contact us on: http://www.seeroeng.com training@seeroeng.com For other inquires: info@seeroeng.com
CONEXPO Video: MIT Research Looks to Impact Pavement Management and Design
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working to develop tools for DOTs to help them consider the entire life cycle of a pavement and demonstrate how money can be saved over the life cycle of a product like concrete pavements
Temporary Housing: Site Inspection Request Process
This training video focuses on the duties and good habits of a Temporary Housing Site Inspection Request QA Inspector.
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PBS NewsHour full episode September 19, 2018
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump visits areas devastated by Hurricane Florence as widespread relief operations continue. Also: Anita Hill on the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, new signs of a path to peace on the Korean peninsula, climate change and an increase in deadly storms, plus how GOP candidates are dealing with fringe views among some supporters. Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Trump gets first-hand look at Hurricane Florence distress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDWJfoLh8UQ News Wrap: Trump excoriates Sessions in interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35TZEZVXO6Q What people who knew Kavanaugh and his accuser are saying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDmDNU2pQ-Y Anita Hill: Kavanaugh hearing can’t effective without probe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S-ceo2Q9-0 Is new North and South Korea deal a significant step? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvIo7sTVhG4 A warming world may have caused Hurricane Florence to stall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDjJQsoz3pY Controversial GOP candidates stoke the racial divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej-Zb99AisQ Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
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ACI Education
Since 1964, ACI has been delivering quality educational programs to the concrete industry. ACI currently conducts more than 60 seminars each year throughout the United States on a variety of concrete-technology related topics. http://ow.ly/ogNMm
Environmental Laboratory - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lespeda cuneata - Chinese Lespedeza
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WSSI’s 2017 Nationwide Permit and State Program General Permit seminar (Part I)
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. hosted a seminar on 4/20/17 with speakers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to address the 2017 Nationwide Permits, the 2017 State Programmatic General Permit, and the implications for the regulated public.
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The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor:  What Fusion Wanted To Be
Google Tech Talks November 18, 2008 ABSTRACT Electrical power is, and will increasingly become, the desired form of energy for its convenience, safety, flexibility and applicability. Even future transportation embraces electric cars, trains, and chemical fuel production (jet fuel, hydrogen, etc.) based upon an abundant electrical supply. Although existing energy sources can and should be expanded where practical, no one source has shown to be practical to rapidly fulfill the world's energy requirements effectively. Presently there is an existing source of energy ideally suited to electrical energy production that is not being exploited anywhere in the world today, although its existence and practicality has been know since the earliest days of nuclear science. Thorium is the third source of fission energy and the LFTR is the idealized mechanism to turn this resource into electrical energy. Enough safe, clean energy, globally sustainable for 1000's of years at US standards. This talk is aimed at explaining this thorium energy resource from fundamental physics to today's practical applications. The presentation is sufficient for the non-scientist to grasp the whole subject, but will be intriguing to even classically trained nuclear engineers. By providing the historical context in which the technology was discovered and later developed into a power reactor, the story of thorium's disappearance as an energy source is revealed. But times have changed, and today, thorium energy can be safely exploited in a completely new form of nuclear reactor. The LFTR is unique, having a hot liquid core thus eliminating fuel fabrication costs and the need for a large reactor. It cannot have a nuclear meltdown and is so safe that typical control rods are not required at all. This design topples all the conventional arguments against conventional energy sources in such areas as: * Waste Production * Safety * Proliferation * Capital Costs and Location * Environmental Impact * Social Acceptance * Flexibility * Grid Infrastructure * Efficiency Should America take this step toward a New Era in Nuclear Energy Production? Hear the case for "The Electricity Rock" and then decide. Speaker: Dr. Joe Bonometti Dr. Bonometti has extensive engineering experience in the government, within industry, and in academia over a 25-year career. Recently completing an assignment as the NASA Chair Professor at the Naval Post graduate School, he supported a ship design study that utilized advanced nuclear power derived from thorium. Working at NASA for ten years as a technology manager, lead systems engineer, nuclear specialist, and propulsion researcher, he lead several NASA tiger teams in evaluating the Nuclear System Initiatives fission demonstration vehicle and missions. He managed the Emerging Propulsion Technology Area for in-space systems, the Marshall Air Launch team, as well as a variety of other power and propulsion assignments and is now the Lead Systems Engineer for the Ares I-Y flight. After earning a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville, he spent several years as a Research Scientist & Senior Research Engineer at the UAH Propulsion Research Center where he served as a Principal Investigator and manager for the Solar Thermal Laboratory. He has worked as a Senior Mechanical Designer at Pratt & Whitney supporting aircraft engine manufacturing and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory within the laser fusion program. A graduate from the United States Military Academy, at West Point, where he studied nuclear physics and engineering, Dr. Bonometti served as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers; both in combat and district engineering management assignments. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia, and has authored numerous aerospace technical publications, particularly propulsion and space systems technologies. His technical expertise includes nuclear engineering, specialized mechanical & materials research, space plasmas & propulsion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and space systems engineering. This Google Tech Talk was hosted by Boris Debic.
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Mill Creek Levee Maintenance 2015-2016
The Mill Creek Flood Control Project was completed in 1942 and included levees along the improved Mill Creek channel to provide flood protection for the City of Walla Walla. Currently, the Mill Creek Project levees fail to comply with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vegetation standards used to ensure reliability, resiliency and operability of levee, floodwall, and dam projects nationwide. Non-compliant vegetation on levees blocks visibility for inspections, access for maintenance, hinders flood fighting, and adds uncertainty to structural performance and reliability, which increases risk. The inability to inspect, maintain or flood fight could contribute to a breach or delay emergency response. Over many years, the Corps has been trying to formulate a viable solution to address levee-maintenance issues at Mill Creek that has minimal impact on the aesthetic quality of the popular trails. Because of funding priorities and lack of staffing, we were unable to make much progress in this area. During the time that passed, the vegetation grew out of control and encroached into the levee maintenance zone. In the Corps’ view of things, not knowing if our levees are in good condition and ready to perform during a flood is an unacceptable risk to public safety. It is not an option to continue to allow non-compliant vegetation to potentially put lives at risk. We are developing a plan to ensure our levees are properly maintained to perform as designed – Ensuring our levees meet required safety standards will be a multiple-year effort. The following tasks need to occur as funding becomes available: clear the maintenance zone, remove stumps, repair the levee structure and plant grasses. The plan will include an environmental assessment, with opportunity for the public to comment on the plan, likely during the May-June timeframe. There are a lot of details we don’t yet know, but we will continue to keep the public informed as we move forward to make our levees safer. Please, visit the Mill Creek Levee Maintenance 2015-2016 webpage http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/MillCreekLeveeMaintenance.aspx to learn more.
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Jan 6 2005  Crescent Retarding Basin OVER FLOW WEIR flows into Gilbert Retarding Basin
Jan 06 2005 OCFCD Facility No. B01 Failed Tigerwoods Golf Course CONSTRUCTION http://www.flickr.com/photos/36341069@N07/4281186630/in/photostream/ Jan 06 2005 effluent weir Overflowing City of Anaheim Carbon Creek (California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia WATER CONTROL MANUAL CARBON CANYON DAM AND RESERVOIR CARBON CANYON CREEK, ... At Miller Basin, Carbon Canyon Channel, becomes Carbon Creek Channel. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Creek_(California) - Cached Operation Manual for Carbon Creek Channel http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/resreg/htdocs/CarbonCanyon/CcynExternalDocument.pdf More Video and Photo of Crescent Basin City of Anaheim at flicker just click on this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/36341069@N07/with/4284614614/ City of Anaheim Crescent Retention Basin http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/resreg/htdocs/CarbonCanyon/CcynExternalDocument.pdf 11/10/2004 a nearby resident of Anaheim. I have a few concerns regarding the construction of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for this project and was certified by the City of Anaheim in December 2003. I am assuming this declaration addressed the Army Corps of Engineers Water Control Plan for the Carbon Canyon Dam and Reservoir, dated December 1990. Having read the Plan, Having read the the Declaration, and the scope of work for the TIger Woods Learning Center, I am concerned for the following: Recently the Miller Stilling Basin was at maximum capacity and was diverting water to the downstream retention basins. As a result, the Crescent Basin were at maximum capacity, which in turn filled a portion of the Gilbert North / East retaining basin. According to RWQCB Order No. R8-2004-0091, the Gilbert Basins (North and South) are intended to be filled as part of the scope of work for the development of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. If these retaining basins are removed from the Carbon Canyon Dam and Reservoir flood control plan, where and how will the flows be diverted to ensure residential, commercial, and industrial sites are protected from high storm flows? In addition, the Carbon Canyon Creek flood control channel, located just before Gilbert Street in the City of Anaheim, On October 17, 2004 and October 27, 2004 reaching a high level and overflowing into the South Gilbert Retention Basin located within the Dad Miller Golf Course. On October 27, 2004 I spoke with what appeared to be a staff member from the Dad Miller Golf Course. I asked this individual why the flow wasn't diverted (using a manual gate valve) back into the adjacent Carbon Canyon Creek overflow channel, which was at a much lower level then the retention basin. He advised me that it is not normal procedure to utilize the manual gate valve. Can you tell me why the overflow channel is not used? I am also concerned for the wildlife habitat that reside in these basins. There is a variety of bird species (egret, killdeer,Black-necked stilt, Mallard etc., please see attached pictures) that appear to depend on these basins for survival. Has the declaration addressed the environmental impact on the wildlife in the basins? Was a Environemental Impact Report submitted? Mitigation Monitoring Plan No. 121 states a pre-construction biological survey is to be submitted to the City. Has this survey been submitted, and if so, is it available to the public? What is the Environmental Consequences at Crescent Retention Basin for the bird species (egret, killdeer,Black-necked stilt ) that live their? This basin is a seasonal wetland with Migrating Waterfowl Crescent Retention Basin gets flow from seasonal flooding during storm events. One last concern relates to the monitoring wells located at Crescent Basin. Are these intended to monitor the water quality within the sub-basin, or are they for water level monitoring, or both? Thank you for taking the time to hear my concerns. Any response is greatly appreciated. Ralph www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb8/pdf/11-05-04/041105a.pdf Tom Fazio, Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc., will design the practice facility, including a driving range, chipping area and putting course, which will be located on the remaining 13 acres of Crescent Basin. Fazio will also construct a seven-hole, Par 3 golf course in Gilbert Basin, a 10-acre plot located between Crescent Ave. and the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway.
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Warriors Corner #18: USACE Readiness Support Center
Presenters for the event are MG Michael Wehr, Deputy Chief of Engineers, USACE and Kent Simon, USACE Readiness Support Center Director. How can USACE develop and maintain readiness to support two major hurricane response/recovery efforts simultaneously and to a high standard? By demanding and realistic emergency response readiness training based on training and exercise development, disaster modeling and simulation, command and control software, deployable tactical operations support equipment, and national emergency management communications equipment--the USACE Readiness Support Center.
Commissioning for Quality: introducing the Quality Strategy and Framework
The Quality Strategy and Framework sets out the expectations for quality within the work-based learning environment. Sam Illingworth, Head of Commissioning for Quality and Marie Moore, Quality Transformation Manager talk about the documents and how they will will enable HEE, and our partners, to continually drive improvements in the quality of learning and assessment. Further information on HEE's Quality Strategy and Framework can be found on our website: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/commissioning-quality Connect with us: Website - https://www.hee.nhs.uk/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nhshee/ Twitter - @NHS_HealthEdEng Instagram - NHSHealthEducationEngland Music: Oxygen Garden by Chris Zabriskie Available at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie Under CC : http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Floodstop - Nautilus Flood Barrier System
This 6 metre wide x 800mm high Nautilus flood barrier can be deployed by one person in just seven minutes. Protect your home or business against #flooding with quality engineered #flood #defence #barriers from https://www.floodstop-uk.co.uk
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The Everglades: Where Money, Politics & Race Collide
CBS4's Jim DeFede Reports
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The Clean Water Act, Wetlands & Stream Alteration: An Introduction
Presenter: Merritt Frey is River Network's Habitat Program Director, and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Merritt brings fifteen years of Clean Water Act experience on the federal and state levels to her position, with a focus on water quality standards, 401 water quality certification, pollution control permits, habitat restoration, drinking source water protection, and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). This webinar provides introductory-level information about the Clean Water Act's wetland and stream alteration permit program, also known as Section 404. If you are concerned about development and other alteration activities affecting wetlands, streams or lakes in your area, you need to be familiar with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates dredging and filling of wetlands and streams. This webinar covers when a 404 permit is required, what the permit requires, and how you can influence the permitting process. Ms. Frey also briefly reviews the state's role in 404 permitting (401 water quality certification) and how you can engage in that process. Resources for learning more about the Act's 404 program and Ohio's related programs are provided at the end of the webinar.
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Sedimentation Management for Multi-Purpose Reservoirs: A Federal Perspective
By Dr. Tim Randle, Bureau of Reclamation, and Dr. Paul Boyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The Federal government owns 3,381 dams, representing 3.7 percent of the 90,580 dams listed in the U.S. National Inventory of Dams. Many of these dams are among the largest in the country and provide multi-purpose benefits for tens of millions of Americans. Though these multi-purpose dams are functioning as planned by trapping sediments supplied from the upstream watershed, they do disrupt the natural sediment continuity of river systems and very few were designed with sustainable reservoir sediment management in mind. Typically, Federal reservoirs were designed with a sediment design life of 50 or 100 years (the point at which sediment reaches the outlet level). At present, most federal multi-purpose dams are in the latter stages or have exceeded their sediment design life and many are considering more sustainable reservoir sediment management for the future. In this talk, Dr. Randle and Dr. Boyd will discuss sustainable reservoir sedimentation management in multi-purpose dams, with a perspective from federal reservoirs. Dr. Randle and Dr. Boyd will discuss sedimentation issues facing federal dams, as well as current and future federal activities for achieving sustainable reservoir sediment management for the benefit of future generations. Dr. Tim Randle, P.E., is a Supervisory Civil Engineer (Hydraulics) and Manager of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah in 1981 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineer from the University of Colorado in 2004 and 2014. Dr. Randle has served the Bureau of Reclamation for 38 years, developing several computer models and conducted geomorphic and hydraulic studies of many rivers throughout the western United States. In 1997, he was honored as Reclamation’s “Engineer of the Year” and named one of the top ten Federal Engineers by the National Society of Professional Engineers. In 2016, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior.Dr. Randle is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, U.S. Society on Dams, and a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer for the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He is past Chair of the Subcommittee on Sedimentation and Chairs the National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team. Dr. Boyd has been with the US Army Corps of Engineers for 16 years. He began his career working on river management and restoration projects and has transitioned to focusing on reservoir sedimentation, management, and sustainability problems. He currently works on advancing numerical modeling of reservoirs, promoting the need for reservoir sustainability, and manages sediment technical teams for international engagements in multiple Southeast Asia countries. Dr. Boyd represents the US Army Corps of Engineers on the ACWI Subcommittee on Sedimentation and is a member the National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team. This event is part of a series of webinars on reservoir sedimentation, sponsored in part by the CIRES Education & Outreach group and the CIRES Western Water Assessment group, focused on reservoir sedimentation and sustainability. Organizers are part of the Subcommittee on Sedimentation’s National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team, presenting sustainable solutions to reservoir sediment management. More: https://cires.colorado.edu/news/announcing-reservoir-sedimentation-management-webinar-series
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Army engineers designing moon base 1963
(LIVE ON) The new Chairman of the Virginia Section of the American Water works Association is Harry N. Lowe Jr. In private life he is a civilian engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir. In speaking with Lowe, Channel Ten news found a little know fact.....that the Corps of Engineers has been extensively involved in support of this Countrys Space Program. (ROLL FILM) Lowes group is involved in designing living quarters, building equipment and environmental equipment for the moon: (TAKE FILM SOUND UP End Cue: "____".illegible/ (LIVE ON) Lowe says at Fillegible/. Belvoir projects can be found in water conservation, flood control, equipment design and Space support....all withing a relatively small area.....an indicatiillegible/ of the large number of tasks assigned to the Corps of Engineerillegible/ (LIVE ON)
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Photos From the Field - Afghanistan - Sept. 13th, 2011
Members of the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team made their way down a busy highway to visit a bridge construction project in Qarghah'i district. The engineers attached to the PRT conducted quality assurance checks on three projects and discussed construction plans for a fourth. They also made time for a friendly game of tag with local children. Photos by Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane. Produced by Airman 1st Class Marshall Hunsaker ATTENTION!! We are moving! Because of YouTube's new policy against military related videos and on where advertisers are allowed to put their Ads, we must move our videos. Join us at our new home! WWW.USMILITARYVIDEOS.NET! You will find videos and photos not found here on YouTube!! Plus forums to discuss all things military related! You can even post your thoughts there! Plus Sports, Outdoors, Snipers Hide, Shooting, Hunting and Fishing pages! Questions or comments email chris@usmilitaryvideos.net Want to win $5000 worth of ammo!?!?!? Thought that would get your attention! Here at US Military Videos & Photos we have partnered with USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) to bring you this great chance at some great benefits! Our founder and owner, Chris Wagoner, is a life member of USCCA and believes in it completely! Why listen to him you say? Because he is a 33 year+ cop and police firearms instructor. He knows firearms! USCCA is a great association that is designed to protect and educate the armed citizen! If you are thinking of carrying a firearm for self-protection, already carry one, have firearms in your home or know someone that does, this is for you! USCCA provides education through its training courses, DVD’s and books. Online resources are first class and very well done. The USCCA magazine “Concealed Carry” is full of great tips, gear reviews, and legal information every responsible gun owner should know. If that was all they did that would be enough to check them out, but what is one of the best benefits is that they will provide legal protection for you if you are involved in that life and death incident where you use your firearm for self-defense! That’s right they have insurance for your firearms and also will provide legal counsel if you need them because of a shooting incident. That alone is worth the membership fees! The piece of mind of knowing you are protected by USCCA in that time of chaos and emotional turmoil is worth it. So what do you have to do to get in on this $5000 ammo give away and check out the fantastic benefits of USCCA? Just click here - http://goo.gl/mMwJWd . Did we mention there would be 5 winners not just 1? 120,000 members can’t be wrong. Want to win $5000 worth of ammo!?!?!? Thought that would get your attention! Here at US Military Videos & Photos we have partnered with USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) to bring you this great chance at some great benefits! Our founder and owner, Chris Wagoner, is a life member of USCCA and believes in it completely! Why listen to him you say? Because he is a 33 year+ cop and police firearms instructor. He knows firearms! USCCA is a great association that is designed to protect and educate the armed citizen! If you are thinking of carrying a firearm for self-protection, already carry one, have firearms in your home or know someone that does, this is for you! USCCA provides education through its training courses, DVD’s and books. Online resources are first class and very well done. The USCCA magazine “Concealed Carry” is full of great tips, gear reviews, and legal information every responsible gun owner should know. If that was all they did that would be enough to check them out, but what is one of the best benefits is that they will provide legal protection for you if you are involved in that life and death incident where you use your firearm for self-defense! That’s right they have insurance for your firearms and also will provide legal counsel if you need them because of a shooting incident. That alone is worth the membership fees! The piece of mind of knowing you are protected by USCCA in that time of chaos and emotional turmoil is worth it. So what do you have to do to get in on this $5000 ammo give away and check out the fantastic benefits of USCCA? Just click here - http://goo.gl/mMwJWd . Did we mention there would be 5 winners not just 1? 120,000 members can’t be wrong. We are moving! Come join us!! Join us at our new home! www.usmilitaryvideos.net! You will find videos and photos not found here on YouTube or elsewhere!! Plus forums to discuss all things military related! You can even post your thoughts there! We have become part of the www.Scout.com network and they have everything from sports to firearms to of course Military related items and great premium content for everyone!! Questions or comments email chris@usmilitaryvideos.net
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Harnessing The Headwaters -- First Dams on the Mississippi
This documentary explores the dams that are a prominent feature of many of the waterways in our region. Viewers will learn about the history of their creation and the ecological, economic, and cultural impact they have had on individuals and communities within the area. Original Air Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 lptv.org
Views: 3861 Lakeland PBS
Keweenaw Crossing: Michigan's Elevator Bridge
The documentary film produced by the Michigan Department of Transportation, "Keweenaw Crossing: Michigan's Elevator Bridge," details the history and the engineering challenges of building one of the world's heaviest and widest double-deck vertical-lift spans -- the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock.
Views: 15660 MichiganDOT
Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME) - Pakistan Army
The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME) maintains the mechanical and electrical/electronics equipment held by the Pakistan Army. In order to meet the training requirements of the Corps, EME School was established at Quetta on 1st April 1957. The facilities in the school were constantly updated to keep pace with the quality and quantity of equipment being inducted in the Army. By 1969, the School had grown sufficiently in stature and expertise to be elevated to the status of College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Having established its credibility as a premier equipment-training institute, it started its own B.Sc. Engineering Program in 1981, which was subsequently shifted to Naval Engineering College, Karachi. In April 1984, having stayed for 26 years at Quetta, the College moved to its present premises. The same year the College revitalized its B.Sc. Engineering Program in affiliation with the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. The program was successful and its quality can be gauged from the fact that College graduates won laurels for the institution by winning Rhodes, Commonwealth and S & T Scholarships besides proving their mettle in defence and civil industry. This success prompted the start of M.Sc. program in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from August 1988 for officers of Corps of Signals and EME. MSc engineering program extended to Pakistan Air Force, Navy and Civil organizations in 1989. In 1990, entry to BSc engineering degree changed to Technical Cadets instead of newly commissioned officers. The academic program of the College was given a new dimension it became a constituent college of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in 1993. The syllabi of reading have been updated and redesigned to fulfil the mission assigned to the College by NUST with the national requirements in perspective because of its national stature. The undergraduate and the postgraduate degrees have been renamed as Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree and Master of Science (MS) respectively. The BE programmes have been accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The technological dictates of modern equipment necessitated the introduction of Computer Engineering as an additional discipline at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The first undergraduate class was accordingly inducted in April 1996 and it is hoped that it will enable the College to train the much-needed manpower for the nation in this vital field of technology. Today most of the research and production processes and production lines in the industry are of electromechanical nature. It is inevitable for people working on those process and production lines to have knowledge of all the related systems. Presently the employees get trained while doing on the job training and lack the requisite theoretical knowledge. The College realising this disparity between industrial requirements and the curriculum content ventured into introducing Mechatronics Engineering from January 1999 at the undergraduate level. Mechatronics refers to a flexible multi-technological approach in the integration of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Engineering, Software and Information Sciences. Consolidation of these disciplines is essential in the design, building and maintenance of intelligent products; especially industrial systems. Mechatronics Engineering provides a strong base in dynamics, mechanical design, sensors, instrumentation and control. These technologies are then applied in intelligent machines like Robots, CNC machines, and other microelectronics and microcontroller based machines. PhD program started in the discipline of Electrical, Mechanical and Computer engineering in the year 2001. In order to provide opportunity to those full-time working candidates and are eager to enhance their academic qualification, evening program in MS Software Engineering started in 2001. In year 2005, MS program in Microwave and Mechatronics engineering started. In year 2006 MS/PhD in Engineering Management started.
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Canvas US Army Corps of Engineers Safety Checklist Building Construction Mobile App
http://www.gocanvas.com/mobile-forms-apps/6207-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-Safety-Checklist-Building-Construction The US Army Corps of Engineers: Safety Checklist Building Construction mobile app is an easy to use safety checklist. This comprehensive checklist covers everything from "Do rolling scaffolds have a positive locking device to prevent accidental movement? (22.C.06 (c))?" to "Is PPE equipment available and used?" You can easily customize this safety checklist to meet specific requirements.
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Sustainable Building Design and Projects for the US Army
Annette Stumpf, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Informational Hearing on Wildfire Recovery and Prevention
Informational Hearing: Vision for Santa Barbara Recovery and Rebuild: Evaluating Where We Are, the Long-Term Plan for Revitalizing Our Community, and Ensuring Continued Effective Collaboration. AGENDA: Panel I: Current Status of the Recovery Plan Mona Miyasato, Santa Barbara County Executive Officer Matt Pontes, Assistant Santa Barbara County Executive Officer and Director of Recovery for the County, Santa Barbara County Joe Cole, Chair, the Partnership for Resilient Communities, Montecito Representative from the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding Panel II: Identifying Further Ways the State Can Assist Eric Lamoureux, Governor's Office of Emergency Services Representative from CAL FIRE Updates from Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding A representative from the California Insurance Commissioner's Office will be present.
Carrier HVAC Factory Authorized Dealers
This video explains some of the benefits of doing business with a factory authorized dealer. Find out more on www.CarrierComfortTeam.com.
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City of Santa Rosa Council Meeting July 24, 2018
City meeting agendas, packets, archives, and live stream are always available at https://santa-rosa.legistar.com
First Ten Lives of Saturn I
This film provides an overview of the Saturn Program through the launch of the ten Saturn I launch vehicles. The Saturn I was the first in a class of large booster dedicated to the peaceful exploration of space. The vehicle was developed by clustering together eight H-1 engines for the first stage (S-I stage) and a later second stage (S-IV stage) of six RL-10 engines. The program include the scientific payloads Project Pegasus and Project Highwater.
Teng Afghanistan Network (TAN) Demonstration Video
This is a software system we developed for TENG & Associates (Now EXP) and the US Army Corps of Engineers. This video was part of a series of training videos related to TAN, the "Teng Afghanistan Network," which was a multi-tiered software system developed for a large electrical engineering project with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan. This was part of LOGCAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOGCAP_IV) and electrical safety inspections mandated by Congress in Afghanistan after reports of electrocutions on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. This software was developed to facilitate the work of the electricians and engineers performing the inspections, increase their productivity, and ultimately save lives. This video is presented to show some of our work. It's often hard to show the work that we do for reasons of confidentiality, especially on larger projects, but this is something we can make available. If you would like to contact us we can be reached by email at info@digitaltoyfactory.com Teams of electricians and electrical engineers would use this software to perform on-site inspections of power systems on military bases throughout the Afghanistan theater. The software facilitated field data collection/analysis, engineering review, team-based peer review process for engineering QA/QC, data synchronization, and automated reporting. Field teams would use the software to perform their inspections using tablet computers. The software would then synchronize the data to central servers through slow satellite-based internet connections, making it available to all users on the network. This synchronization process allowed hundreds of teams to pool their information and collaborate through the software. Users in satellite offices and state-side in the USA accessed the system through desktop-based computers and laptops. Reporting was also made accessible online through a web site for the military. Electrical inspections were performed primarily to the NEC or British standard, depending on the system. This software system increased productivity by over 500%, allowing work to be done in a fraction of the time compared with a pen/paper and mostly manual reporting system that had been previously used.
Views: 93 DigitalToyFactory
What is COBie and how does it impact your design practice? Find out in this introductory video. (run-time 00:07:36)
Views: 6694 Bill East
Protection of Coastal Ecosystems and Marine Resource Management: Dr Kathryn McMahon, ECU
Dr Kathryn McMahon, Research Fellow in the School of Natural Sciences at Edith Cowan University (ECU), presents on ECU's Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) sub-project focusing on the Protection of Coastal Ecosystems and Marine Resource Management. This project involves ECU's Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER). Dr McMahon beings the presentation with a overview of the importance of protecting coastal ecosystems and improving our understanding of coastal ecosystems for management. Marine ecosystems have some of the most important ecosystems services to humankind, they: - protect our coastlists - provide food and habitat for humans and other organisms - cycle nutrients and control pollutions Dr McMahon describes a study undertaken 10 years ago that attempted to assess the monetary value of these intrinsic ecosystem services. The study found coastal ecosystems contributed $11 Trillion USD per year through the natural processes they provide - this figure was equivalent to the estimates for all the terrestrial ecosystems and, at the time, was just slightly less than the global Gross National Product (GNP). From this, Dr McMahon explains it is clear natural services provided by coastal ecosystems are really important, and they also benefit health and wellbeing of humans. However, globally these coastal ecosystems are degraded, with the rate they are being degraded increasing. One of the main reason for the degradation is that most humans live on the coastline. In Australia ~85% of the population live on the coastline. Additionally all our activities affect the coastline, causing issues like: - loss of habitats - over extraction of fisheries - nutrient enrichment and algal blooms To manage coastal ecosystems effectively, Dr McMahon suggests it is important to understand what they comprise and what natural services they provide. For example, an understanding of species and habitats that are significant to a coastal ecosystem, their physical location within the ecosystem, how they vary over time and how they interact are crucial to designing a marine park in the area and deciding where different protection areas will be located. This understanding is important, given key environmental factors will influence dynamics within those ecosystems. This ECU-led CRN sub-project will focus on how habitats are connected, using a variety of approaches to investigate this. The sub-project plans to: - explore how energy moves from one habitat to another - use genetic techniques to assess the connectivity of populations - looking at the role of wave energy, how it structures systems and influences connectivity ECU is partnered with the University of Western Australia for this CRN project. The Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program is part of a suite of initiatives established by the Australian Government to reform higher education teaching, learning, research and research training. The focus of the program is on quality and excellence, collaboration, sustainability, and end-user engagement; leading to a more productive and effective university system. The CRN led by Edith Cowan University (ECU), focuses on growing research excellence at Edith Cowan University through partnership and engagement. For more information about the Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) at ECU: http://www.research.ecu.edu.au/ori/crn/ There are scholarships available for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students to undertake postgraduate research in CRN project areas, for more information: http://www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/scholarships-by-pathways/higher-degree-by-research/details/collaborative-research-networks-crn-program
When it Comes to Lightning, Don't Catch the Big One
Pro fisherman Jason Mitchell provides an important lightning safety message to fishermen.
Views: 6415 usweathergov