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Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, Claire Chu, Bill Kerneckel, Eric C. Larson, Nathan Mowat, Christopher Woodard Apr 2018

Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, Claire Chu, Bill Kerneckel, Eric C. Larson, Nathan Mowat, Christopher Woodard

SMU Data Science Review

“Project Sidewalk” is an existing research effort that focuses on mapping accessibility issues for handicapped persons to efficiently plan wheelchair and mobile scooter friendly routes around Washington D.C. As supporters of this project, we utilized the data “Project Sidewalk” collected and used it to confirm predictions about where problem sidewalks exist based on real estate and crime data. We present a study that identifies correlations found between accessibility data and crime and housing statistics in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We identify the key reasons for increased accessibility and the issues with the current infrastructure management system. After ...


Offensive Cyber: Superiority Or Stuck In Legal Hurdles?, Jan Kallberg Feb 2013

Offensive Cyber: Superiority Or Stuck In Legal Hurdles?, Jan Kallberg

Jan Kallberg

In recent years, offensive cyber operations have attracted significant interest from the non-Defense Department academic legal community, prompting numerous articles seeking to create a legal theory for cyber conflicts. Naturally, cyber operations should be used in an ethical way, but the hurdles generated by the legal community are staggering. At a time when the United States has already lost an estimated $4 trillion in intellectual property as a result of foreign cyber espionage, not to mention the loss of military advantage, focusing on what the United States cannot do in cyberspace only hinders efforts to defend the country from future ...


The Return Of Dr. Strangelove, Jan Kallberg, Adam Lowther Aug 2012

The Return Of Dr. Strangelove, Jan Kallberg, Adam Lowther

Jan Kallberg

With the prospect of sequestration looming, the United States may find itself increasingly rely ing on nuclear and cy ber deterrence as an affordable means of guaranteeing national sovereignty and preventing major conflict between the U.S. and potential adversaries in the Asia-Pacific. While earlier defense planning and acquisition were based on economic conditions that no longer ex ist, Congress’s options to balance the budget by cutting defense spending are politically palatable because far fewer American are “defense v oters” relative to “social welfare voters,” according to a number of recent public opinion surveys. The simple fact is China ...


The Australian Methane Budget: Interpreting Surface And Train-Borne Measurements Using A Chemistry Transport Model, A Fraser, C C. Miller, Paul Palmer, Nicholas M. Deutscher, Nicholas B. Jones, David W. Griffith Jan 2011

The Australian Methane Budget: Interpreting Surface And Train-Borne Measurements Using A Chemistry Transport Model, A Fraser, C C. Miller, Paul Palmer, Nicholas M. Deutscher, Nicholas B. Jones, David W. Griffith

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

We investigate the Australian methane budget from 2005-2008 using the GEOS-Chem 3D chemistry transport model, focusing on the relative contribution of emissions from different sectors and the influence of long-range transport. To evaluate the model, we use in situ surface measurements of methane, methane dry air column average (XCH 4) from ground-based Fourier transform spectrometers (FTSs), and train-borne surface concentration measurements from an in situ FTS along the north-south continental transect. We use gravity anomaly data from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment to describe the spatial and temporal distribution of wetland emissions and scale it to a prior emission estimate ...


Land Retirement Program Design In The Presence Of Crop Insurance Subsidies, David A. Hennessy Jul 2009

Land Retirement Program Design In The Presence Of Crop Insurance Subsidies, David A. Hennessy

CARD Working Papers

The U.S. federal government implements environmental, biofuels and crop insurance programs that influence land use. They are not well integrated in that cost savings from crop insurance subsidies are not acknowledged when screening land for retirement or when calculating the cost of land retirement programs. We identify and evaluate an optimal benefit index for enrollment in a land retirement program that includes a sub-index to rank land according to insurance subsidy savings. All else equal, land ranked higher in the Lorenz stochastic order should be retired first.


Slides: The Roadless Rules And The Roles Of States And Communities, Sharon Friedman Jun 2007

Slides: The Roadless Rules And The Roles Of States And Communities, Sharon Friedman

The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

Presenter: Sharon Friedman, Director of Planning, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region

13 slides


The Global Budget Of Co, 1988-1997: Source Estimates And Validation With A Global Model, B N. Duncan, J A. Logan, I Bey, I A. Megretskaia, R M. Yantosca, P C. Novelli, Nicholas B. Jones, C P Rinsland Jan 2007

The Global Budget Of Co, 1988-1997: Source Estimates And Validation With A Global Model, B N. Duncan, J A. Logan, I Bey, I A. Megretskaia, R M. Yantosca, P C. Novelli, Nicholas B. Jones, C P Rinsland

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

We present a model study of carbon monoxide for 1988-1997 using the GEOS-Chem 3-D model driven by assimilated meteorological data, with time-varying emissions from biomass burning and from fossil fuel and industry, overhead ozone columns, and methane. The hydroxyl radical is calculated interactively using a chemical parameterization to capture chemical feedbacks. We document the inventory for fossil fuels/industry and discuss major uncertainties and the causes of differences with other inventories that give significantly lower emissions. We find that emissions hardly change from 1988 to 1997, as increases in Asia are offset by decreases elsewhere. The model reproduces the 20 ...


Slides: Long Term Forest Management: Creating A Forest Management Plan, Don Johnson Jun 2005

Slides: Long Term Forest Management: Creating A Forest Management Plan, Don Johnson

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

Presenter: Don Johnson, Forest Land Improvement, Inc., NH town forests

51 slides


Slides: Bpi Best Practices Initiative: A Collaborative Approach To Leadership For Improving Management Practices On The Working Landscape, Peter Zimmerman May 2004

Slides: Bpi Best Practices Initiative: A Collaborative Approach To Leadership For Improving Management Practices On The Working Landscape, Peter Zimmerman

Best Management Practices and Adaptive Management in Oil and Gas Development (May 12-13)

Presenter: Peter Zimmerman, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

19 slides


Collaboration Among Municipal Water Providers: Meeting Metro Denver Water Demand, Lee Rozaklis Jun 1999

Collaboration Among Municipal Water Providers: Meeting Metro Denver Water Demand, Lee Rozaklis

Strategies in Western Water Law and Policy: Courts, Coercion and Collaboration (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

11 pages (includes color illustrations).


Making Forest Policy In An Imperfect World, James W. Giltmier Sep 1996

Making Forest Policy In An Imperfect World, James W. Giltmier

The National Forest Management Act in a Changing Society, 1976-1996: How Well Has It Worked in the Past 20 Years?: Will It Work in the 21st Century? (September 16-18)

10 pages.


The Natural Resource Law Center Conference On “Challenging Federal Ownership And Management Public Lands And Public Benefits”, Frank H. Murkowski Oct 1995

The Natural Resource Law Center Conference On “Challenging Federal Ownership And Management Public Lands And Public Benefits”, Frank H. Murkowski

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

8 pages.