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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Optimizing Ground Based Air Defense in support of homeland defense the cruise missile threat /

Dowling, William M. Soria, Javier C. January 2006 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.S. in Defense Analysis)--Naval Postgraduate School, December 2006. / Thesis Advisor(s): Frank Giordano. "December 2006." Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-73). Also available in print.
2

Missing baseline information for British Columbia's forests : can timber cruise data fill some gaps?

McHugh, Alyson Elizabeth 11 1900 (has links)
Assessing trends in forest ecosystems requires a thorough understanding of a benchmark or condition against which changes can be measured. Timber cruise information is a valuable source of baseline data, and has potential to be used in monitoring the effectiveness of management actions taken to maintain biodiversity and other societal values during and after harvesting. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of using these data as baseline information in FREP (Forest and Range Evaluation Program) Stand Level Biodiversity (SLB) assessments. Using three different data sources (timber cruise data, FREP pre-harvest data, and FREP post-harvest data), I conducted a pre- and post-harvest survey and evaluated trends in indicators within and across seven cutblocks. Mean densities for live and standing dead trees by diameter class, total live and dead trees, functional snags, large trees, tree species composition, coarse woody debris, and a number of qualitative indicators were analyzed. Results indicate that similarities exist between several characteristics within the timber cruise and pre- and post-harvest FREP data. For example, there was substantial overlap between stand structural characteristics assessed by the three methods. However, some discrepancies were identified. Large trees (live, dead and live and dead combined) were evident in very small numbers in the timber cruise and data were not consistent with pre-harvest FREP data. The number of tree species identified in FREP data was generally lower than timber cruise data, with the species absent in the FREP data generally being recorded as rare in the timber cruise. Some important stand structural attributes are not collected under the current timber cruise protocol. This research has identified some possible limitations of using timber cruise statistics as baseline information for FREP SLB monitoring. Forests are dynamic, rare forest elements may be misrepresented in all three samples, and some potentially valuable data are currently missing from timber cruise statistics. However, the opportunities that timber cruise data provide as a provincial baseline dataset are immense, and further exploration and study could identify ways to improve the compatibility, efficiency, and utility of these data in FREP Stand Level Biodiversity monitoring.
3

Missing baseline information for British Columbia's forests : can timber cruise data fill some gaps?

McHugh, Alyson Elizabeth 11 1900 (has links)
Assessing trends in forest ecosystems requires a thorough understanding of a benchmark or condition against which changes can be measured. Timber cruise information is a valuable source of baseline data, and has potential to be used in monitoring the effectiveness of management actions taken to maintain biodiversity and other societal values during and after harvesting. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of using these data as baseline information in FREP (Forest and Range Evaluation Program) Stand Level Biodiversity (SLB) assessments. Using three different data sources (timber cruise data, FREP pre-harvest data, and FREP post-harvest data), I conducted a pre- and post-harvest survey and evaluated trends in indicators within and across seven cutblocks. Mean densities for live and standing dead trees by diameter class, total live and dead trees, functional snags, large trees, tree species composition, coarse woody debris, and a number of qualitative indicators were analyzed. Results indicate that similarities exist between several characteristics within the timber cruise and pre- and post-harvest FREP data. For example, there was substantial overlap between stand structural characteristics assessed by the three methods. However, some discrepancies were identified. Large trees (live, dead and live and dead combined) were evident in very small numbers in the timber cruise and data were not consistent with pre-harvest FREP data. The number of tree species identified in FREP data was generally lower than timber cruise data, with the species absent in the FREP data generally being recorded as rare in the timber cruise. Some important stand structural attributes are not collected under the current timber cruise protocol. This research has identified some possible limitations of using timber cruise statistics as baseline information for FREP SLB monitoring. Forests are dynamic, rare forest elements may be misrepresented in all three samples, and some potentially valuable data are currently missing from timber cruise statistics. However, the opportunities that timber cruise data provide as a provincial baseline dataset are immense, and further exploration and study could identify ways to improve the compatibility, efficiency, and utility of these data in FREP Stand Level Biodiversity monitoring.
4

Competitiveness of Vancouver's cruise terminals /

Call, Karma. January 2006 (has links)
Project (M.P.P.) - Simon Fraser University, 2006. / Theses (Master of Public Policy Program) / Simon Fraser University. Also issued in digital format and available on the World Wide Web.
5

Cruise tourism in Bar Harbor, Maine : an analysis of likelihood of passenger return and passenger expenditures in port /

Lynch, Colleen P., January 2004 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.S.) in Resource Ecomonics and Policy--University of Maine, 2004. / Includes vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 62-64).
6

The effects of quality and timeliness of targeting information on submarine employment of long range anti-ship cruise missiles

Parashak, Paul M. 09 1900 (has links)
Anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) are proliferating throughout the world, with some nations gaining the potential to launch them from submarines. The long range of these missiles implies that the submarine would rely on target detections from other forces. Communication delays and accuracy of locating data influence shot accuracy. This thesis uses a maneuvering target statistical tracker model (MTST) of target motion and indicates that the submarine can conduct an effective launch with accurate locating information even with long communications delays. The analysis shows that significant degradation of the probability of target intercept occurs for an alerted or evading target. The analysis then determines how this is affected by the presence of other potential targets for the missile. Two assumptions are made about the performance of the ASCM seeker. A simplistic seeker that selects a target at random performs very poorly if other naval escorts and random neutral shipping are encountered. A more intelligent seeker that uses information about the relative size of the ships and attacks the largest one results in greatly improved performance.
7

Durban Passenger Cruise Terminal

Ellmore, Andrew 18 May 2005 (has links)
The project explores the design of a new passenger cruise terminal for Durban, including a walkway routed through the harbour linking The Point Development to Durban CBD. The proposed terminal building will grow from this spine. / Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2007. / Architecture / unrestricted
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Missing baseline information for British Columbia's forests : can timber cruise data fill some gaps?

McHugh, Alyson Elizabeth 11 1900 (has links)
Assessing trends in forest ecosystems requires a thorough understanding of a benchmark or condition against which changes can be measured. Timber cruise information is a valuable source of baseline data, and has potential to be used in monitoring the effectiveness of management actions taken to maintain biodiversity and other societal values during and after harvesting. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of using these data as baseline information in FREP (Forest and Range Evaluation Program) Stand Level Biodiversity (SLB) assessments. Using three different data sources (timber cruise data, FREP pre-harvest data, and FREP post-harvest data), I conducted a pre- and post-harvest survey and evaluated trends in indicators within and across seven cutblocks. Mean densities for live and standing dead trees by diameter class, total live and dead trees, functional snags, large trees, tree species composition, coarse woody debris, and a number of qualitative indicators were analyzed. Results indicate that similarities exist between several characteristics within the timber cruise and pre- and post-harvest FREP data. For example, there was substantial overlap between stand structural characteristics assessed by the three methods. However, some discrepancies were identified. Large trees (live, dead and live and dead combined) were evident in very small numbers in the timber cruise and data were not consistent with pre-harvest FREP data. The number of tree species identified in FREP data was generally lower than timber cruise data, with the species absent in the FREP data generally being recorded as rare in the timber cruise. Some important stand structural attributes are not collected under the current timber cruise protocol. This research has identified some possible limitations of using timber cruise statistics as baseline information for FREP SLB monitoring. Forests are dynamic, rare forest elements may be misrepresented in all three samples, and some potentially valuable data are currently missing from timber cruise statistics. However, the opportunities that timber cruise data provide as a provincial baseline dataset are immense, and further exploration and study could identify ways to improve the compatibility, efficiency, and utility of these data in FREP Stand Level Biodiversity monitoring. / Forestry, Faculty of / Graduate
9

Ethics, tourists and the environmental practices of the North American cruise ship industry a comparison study of the ethical standards of Alaskan and Caribbean cruise ship tourists /

Sheppard, Valerie A. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Brock University, 2005. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 196-219)
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Ethics, tourists and the environmental practices of the North American cruise ship industry a comparison study of the ethical standards of Alaskan and Caribbean cruise ship tourists /

Sheppard, Valerie A. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Brock University, 2005. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 196-219). Also available online (PDF file) by a subscription to the set or by purchasing the individual file.

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