"Tibet Transects: The Northern Plateau" Lraleigh's photos, China A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Changtang and Kekexili Nature Reserves, China by TravelPod blogger Lraleigh titled "Tibet Transects: The Northern Plateau" Lraleigh's travel blog entry: "In the northern reaches of Tibet is a vast high altitude grassland stretching from Namtso just north of Lhasa into Qinghai and west towards Kashmir and Ladakh in India. These lands are known as the Changtang, meaning Northern Plateau, a landscape of wildlife and few people. The Changtang is essentially a basin and range landscape, with mountains and their streams surrounding salt lakes. Surrounding this basin and range landscape, however, are the sources of rivers such as the Yangtze, which begins high in the mountains in Kekexili, a remote red sandstone landscape in Qinghai province. Few people live in Kekexili because of its inhospitable landscape. For much of the year, frosts, snows, and cold winds characterize the area. When the snows thaw, quicksand becomes as hazard. The sandy soils quickly drain any rain that falls--Kekexili is a high-altitude desert. A few more people live in the adjacent Changtang, where soils are better for yaks, sheep, and goats. Still, the area is one of the most remote places on earth. Even in the summer, snow falls in the hills and mountains. Partially because of its harsh climate, the Changtang and Kekexili support a simle yet remarkable food web of creatures. At the base of the food web are the few plant species that survive the harsh ...
Charles River E. coli The processes affecting the fate and transport of Escherichia coli in surface waters were investigated using high-resolution observation and modeling. The concentration patterns in Boston's Charles River were observed during four sampling events with a total of 757 samples, including two spatial surveys with two along-river (1500 m length) and three across-river (600 m length) transects at approximately 25-m intervals, and two temporal surveys at a fixed location (Community Boating) over seven days at hourly intervals. The data reveal significant spatial and temporal structure at scales not resolved by typical monitoring programs. A mechanistic, time-variable, three-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic and water quality model was developed using the ECOMSED and RCA modeling frameworks. The computational grid consists of 3066 grid cells with average length dimension of 25 m. Forcing functions include upstream and downstream boundary conditions, Stony Brook, and Muddy River (major tributaries) combined sewer overflow (CSO) and non-CSO discharge and wind. The model generally reproduces the observed spatial and temporal patterns. This includes the presence and absence of a plume in the study area under similar loading, but different hydrodynamic conditions caused by operation of the New Charles River Dam (downstream) and wind. The model also correctly predicts an episode of high concentrations at the time-series station following seven days of no rainfall. The model has an ...
"Tibet Transects: The Kangri Garpo Range" Lraleigh's photos around Lhagu, China A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Lhagu, China by TravelPod blogger Lraleigh titled "Tibet Transects: The Kangri Garpo Range" Lraleigh's travel blog entry: "The land of ice and granite hidden between Arunachal Pradesh, Burma, the Three Parallel Rivers, and the Tsarlung Tsampo Gorge is called Kangri Garpo. The area has been called the least-known mountain range in Tibet, and all of its large peaks remain unclimbed and most remain unexplored. The Kangri Garpo are the easternmost Himalayas. Further to the east are the Hengduan Mountains, whose peaks, gorges, and major rivers--Salween, Mekong, Yangtze--follow a north-south orientation. The water from Kangri Garpo's icefields eventually reach the Yarlung Tsampo River and flow into India and Bangladesh. South of the Kangri Garpo are jungle regions of Arunachal Pradesh in India, which receive approximately twenty feet of rain each year. In the Kangri Garpo, precipitation falls mainly as snow, which feeds one of the largest icefields in the Himalayas. The icefields flow from at least twenty-one mountains over 20000 feet tall, the tallest--Bairiga or Chombo--at 22900 feet. Bairiga is almost completely covered in snow and ice, its granite core hidden. The largest glacier--Lhagu--is over twenty miles long and up to three miles wide. The major peaks of the Kangri Garpo are all composed of this rugged granite, the result of intense movement northwards in the India Plate. These peaks are oriented east to west. Below ...
Rhode Island Hall Transects First Floor West Room 4/2/09
Fish Transects Identifying fish in an underwater water environment can be tricky enough, but having fish of the same specied vary in shape and color can become quite tricky. A skilled fish transect researcher is one that can quickly identify fish in order to maximize data collected, area covered, and have enough air to go to their no decompression limits. This was filmed during the Living Oceans Foundation's Farasan Islands Expedition, May 10, 2006.
Poquoson residents feel and hear removal of WWII era bombs from Plum Tree Residents of Poquoson, Va., feel and hear explosions coming from the nearby Plum Tree Island Range a former aerial bombing and gunnery range, now a National Wildlife Refuge. The explosions felt were of two 250-pound bombs, not delivered recently by any aircraft, but were found laying unexploded many years after they were dropped. They were located as part of the ongoing Formerly Used Defense site cleanup effort to remove dangerous unexploded munitions Joe McCauley "Last winter they found some world war one era munitions this year they found at least two 250 pound bombs and these are found just along transects so if you do the math there is obviously a lot more out there than what were finding in just the transects." For McCauley the process is just a start. As the Refuge Manager he wants to know what is out on the more than 3 thousand acre refuge he is responsible for, so he can make a determination of what activities might possibly be allowed on the site in the future. McCauley"If we can provide safe access for fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, interpretation, environmental education or photography then we are encouraged to do that." Safety is the main concern. Not in just what future activities may or may not be allowed but also a concern for the wildlife that calls the refuge home. McCauley " We want to make sure that as were doing this vital work were causing the least impact to the wildlife on the refuge as possible." The contractors working for the Army Corps ...
Reef Monitoring Program Akumal June 2010 - Doing 2 coral-transects
Cape Gargantua Ponar Dredge on Lake Superior Cape Gargantua Ponar Dredge on Lake Superior, on the RV Lake Guardian for Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Course
Setting up a monitoring transect - Project Butterfly WINGS Set up a transect for use in Project Butterfly WINGS. Youth participating in Project Butterfly WINGS are citizen scientists as they collect data on butterfly abundance. Transect counts are conducted within certain rules, or protocols, designed to increase scientific validity of the data. For example, transects, which simply are pathways, are limited to a uniform length and width for all WINGS transect counts.
Rhode Island Hall Transects First Floor West Room 2/5/09
Rhode Island Hall Transects First Floor West Room 4/17/09
Mayan Transects... The beginning. Part of our trek was to go and find some Mayan ruins that had been 'misplaced' (due to documentation loss) in '98. It was hard work.
Song Thanh Transects Participants in a rattan workshop run inventory transects in the Song Thanh Nature Reserve in the Central Truong Son Mountains of Vietnam.
Rhode Island Hall Transects Basement East Room 2/5/09
Singapore Transect 2008: DAY 1 Day 1 of our transect through Singapore, March 01-02, 2008. More info on: Enjoy!
Matt Coolidge: Studying Transects Interview segment with Matt Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation about the strategy of using a transect, such as a river, to develop landscape narratives. The example of a CLUI project on the Hudson River is given.
"Tibet Transects: The Salween River Gorge" Lraleigh's photos around Draknak, China A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Draknak, China by TravelPod blogger Lraleigh titled "Tibet Transects: The Salween River Gorge" Lraleigh's travel blog entry: "Tibet is an immense and diverse land of gorges, vast plains, lush forests, grasslands, and the tallest mountains on earth. Over the next several months, I will visit places throughout Tibet from the southeastern Kham to the northwestern Jangtang Plateau. First Stop: The Salween River Gorge The Salween River Gorge passes through a contorted landscape of sedimentary rock and active faults called the Hengduan Mountains. Together with its sister rivers--the Yangtze and the Mekong--it forms a tightly-knit gorge system called the Three Parallel Rivers, one of the largest protected natural areas in China and a World Heritage Site. The Salween is one of the last remaining large free-flowing rivers in South Asia, beginning in Tibet and flowing through Burma into the Andaman Sea 1500 miles later. Proposed hydropower projects, however, threaten the area and may displace over 500000 villagers. The Salween, which flows south along a major fault, one of several marking the forces of the Indian plate subducting the Eurasian plate, cuts through an immense gorge. From the river to the top of Meili Xueshan, the tallest mountain in the Kawa Karpo range, is over three vertical miles of twisted terrain. The three vertical miles support many different ecosystems depending on precipitation, rock type, human ...
"Mammal sightings" Wkfoster's photos around Bahuaja Lodge, Amazon, Peru A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Bahuaja Lodge, Amazon, Peru by TravelPod blogger Wkfoster titled "Mammal sightings" Wkfoster's travel blog entry: "Mammals are one of those things that everyone wants to see when they come to the forest, but they aren´t as easy to see or as frequently seen as the advertising would lead you to believe. But saying that we got to see more than just monkeys like some of the earlier volunteers said was likely. From the first day we had good mammal sightings, and even when in Puerto Maldonado we still saw mammals, although they were where you'd least expect them, like a Tamandua on the top of a phone pole. Even the sightings around camp were in some weird places, like a mouse opposum in our bedroom (multiple times), another one in the centre of a toilet roll and then Hendrix the mouse opposum in Ewan´s guitar. Then there are the obligatory rats bringing stuff into our rooms and busily chewing away on it behind our heads as we are trying to sleep, or setting up nests behind plastic bags so you're awaken by the rattles as they drag in more bedding. One of the activities we did was mammal walks which was basically just a 3-5 hour walk through the jungle along set paths trying to see whatever mammals you could. Somedays you would see nothing but other days there would be quite a lot of stuff to be seen. Each of the 3 transects were to be walked 10 times both in the morning and afternoon during the phase, and the transects were ...
PCSWMM 2011 Working with DEMs This video demonstrates the ease of which PCSWMM extracts elevation data from DEMs for point elevations and for creating transects on-the-fly or from cross-section line layers
Rhode Island Hall Transects West Room 1/22/09
Truong Son transects.mov Slow zoom to show the location of all 960 rattan transects inventoried in the central Truong Son Mountains of Vietnam. Different marker colors indicate different Nature Reserves.
Rhode Island Hall Transects West Room 8 December 2008
Rhode Island Hall Transects First Floor East Room 4/17/09
Walking me walking transects on an archaeological survey in the Pilbara
"Tibet Transects: Axis Mundi" Lraleigh's photos, China A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Mt. Kailash, Manasarovar, and Guge Kingdom, Tibet, China by TravelPod blogger Lraleigh titled "Tibet Transects: Axis Mundi" Lraleigh's travel blog entry: "The center of the physical and metaphysical world for Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, and Hindus is found in far western Tibet. With the Indian and Nepali Himalayas to the south, Kashmir and Ladakh to the west, the immense Chang Tang plains to the north, and more populated areas of Tibet to the east, far west Tibet is a land of river sources, sacred mountains and lakes, and little-known cultures. In the center of this landscape is Mt. Kailash, at 22022 feet (6714 m), abode of Shiva and Khorlo Demchok, and the physical representation of the legendary Mt. Sumeru, the axis mundi from which springs the rivers of the world and around which revolves the continents. In reality, the mountain slopes around Mt. Kailesh do spawn the great rivers of South Asia. The source of the Indus lies just north of Mt. Kailesh before it eventually bathes Pakistan in life-giving waters. The source of the Sutlej flows out to the west from the Mt. Kailesh area, entering deep valleys of India. The Ganges also flows from nearby, south from the mountains around Nanda Devi. And the Tsarlung Tsampo, which flows across southern Tibet, finds its source heading east from Mt. Kailesh. To the south of Mt. Kailesh are two holy lakes--Manasarovar and Rakshas Taal--representing the sun and the moon, respectively ...
Oceanscience Q-Boat 1800P with SonTek M9 RiverSurveyor Here the latest QB-1800P performs a discharge transect using the SonTek M9 current profiler. Although the boat is designed for fast flowing water, it is equally at home on slow moving water and can provide slow and repeatable transects for optimum data quality.
Oceanscience Q-Boat 1800P Transect (Cahaba River, USA) Here the Oceanscience high speed Q-Boat 1800P performs a discharge transect using the TRDI Rio Grande ADCP. This measurement is taken upstream of a bridge, where the measurement is most accurate and people are safely positioned on the river bank and not on a busy highway. Equally at home in flood conditions or slow moving water, the Q-Boat is easy to control and can make slow steady transects to optimize measurement accuracy.
Oceanscience High Speed Riverboat / SonTek M9 The High Speed Riverboat configured for the SonTek M9 collects several discharge transects from a cableway in Northern California at water velocities over 10 fps.
Full***yze - Part 3 - Visualizing transects Visualization of a transect selected in the cartographic view, at first with georeferenced segments and then with spheres.
Rhode Island Hall Transects East Room 12/8/08
Rhode Island Hall Transects First Floor East Room 4/2/09
Rhode Island Hall Transects East Room 1/22/09
Rhode Island Hall Transects Basement 4/2/09
Rhode Island Hall Transects First Floor East Room 2/5/09
Rhode Island Hall Transects Second Floor 4/17/09
Rhode Island Hall Transects Second Floor 4/2/09
Jungle Dispair... Transects went slooow....
Rhode Island Hall Transects Basement West Room 2/5/09
Rhode Island Hall Transects Basement 4/17/09
Colin Ahrens - Botany 2010 Research on plant community assemblage for Agrostis supports ecological risk assessment for genetically engineered Agrostis stolonifera. Co-authors: Geoffrey Ecker and Carol Auer Agrostis stolonifera is a perennial, ruderal species that is part of a hybridizing complex referred to as bentgrasses. Potential commercialization of genetically-engineered herbicide-resistant (HR) A. stolonifera for golf course management purposes warrants attention because of the possibility of gene flow between cultivated and feral populations. The escape of HR A. stolonifera could lead to risks that are difficult to predict such as more destructive management practices, increased propagule pressure, and loss of community diversity. This project aims to use plant community assemblage data to elucidate potential ecological risk by increasing our understanding of Agrostis habitats, co-occurrence, and plant communities. Targeted transects were conducted in seven different habitat types within the Southern New England Coastal Hills and Plains ecoregion. Where possible, the 7 different habitat types were clustered in 20 locations throughout the ecoregion. During site visits, plants were identified and recorded along a 50 meter transect. The data was used to calculate Shannon's diversity index within and among habitat types. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling ordination was also performed using Brays-Curtis dissimilarity to visualize differences of Agrostis occurence between communities. There were ...