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Peterson, D. J.

Overview
Works: 30 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 4,156 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: HC340.P55, 363.700947
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Most widely held works by D. J Peterson
Russia and the information revolution by D. J Peterson( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, the result of a six-year study, sheds light on Russia's role in the global Information Revolution. It examines Russia's increasing reliance on information and communications technologies (IT) to improve its government institutions, modernize business and industry and stimulate economic growth, broaden information access, and enhance the quality of life for Russian people. The author examines Russia's emerging IT sector, how businesses in Russia are seeking to use IT to enhance productivity and profitability, the impact of IT on government, and the course of the Information Revolution in Russian society
New forces at work in mining : industry views of critical technologies by D. J Peterson( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of a series of in-depth discussions with leading representatives of 58 mining and quarrying firms, equipment manufacturers, research institutions, and other organizations selected for their prominent position in the industry and their ability to think broadly about technology trends. The industry representatives identified a fairly consistent set of priority areas critical to the success of the industry today and out to 2020. These trends include adoption of information technologies such as sensors, wireless communications, and positioning systems for real-time monitoring and optimization of mining operations and equipment; the use of information and communications technologies to more closely integrate mine operations; improved maintenance technologies and practices; and gradual implementation of technologies for operator assistance, remote control, and automation. The discussions highlighted the importance of collaborative technology research, development, and implementation strategies and the increasingly critical role of mine personnel in the utilization of new technologies
Troubled lands : the legacy of Soviet environmental destruction by D. J Peterson( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years of glasnost in the republics of the former Soviet Union have revealed enormous environmental problems in that region. This book provides an up-to-date report on the state of the environment and environmental policy in the former USSR. In addition to official data, the author cites anecdotal material drawn from the local media to illustrate the challenges presented by a contaminated food supply, tainted drinking water, foul air and rampant toxic waste. He also considers the possible effects of current political and economic trends on the environment and on environmental policy in the newly independent republics
Protecting emergency responders by Tom LaTourrette( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical service responders play a critical role in protecting people and property in the event of fires, medical emergencies, terrorist acts, and numerous other emergencies. The authors examine the hazards that responders face and the personal protective technology needed to contend with those hazards. The findings are based on in-depth discussions with 190 members of the emergency responder community and are intended to help define the protective technology needs of responders and develop a comprehensive personal protective technology re
The repopulation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina by Kevin F McCarthy( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What the future size and composition of the population of New Orleans will be in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is a topic of intense interest and discussion among current and displaced residents of the city; among policymakers in the City of New Orleans, the State of Louisiana, and the federal government; and within the general public. This report presents population estimates for New Orleans three months, six months, one year, and three years after Hurricane Katrina. This report was prepared after consultation with New Orleans leaders in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was done specifically to support the efforts of the Bring New Orleans Back Commission. Projections of the future population of New Orleans are essential to the work of the Commission's subcommittees for planning, infrastructure, and sustainability. The work for this report was carried out between late November 2005 and early January 2006 and reflects the situation in New Orleans through that time. Changes and further developments in the situation since then are not reflected in this report
New forces at work in refining : industry views of critical business and operations trends by Demosthenes James Peterson( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports the results of discussions with representatives of refining firms, technologies and services providers, research institutions, and other organizations on current and future trends in the U.S. refining industry. Discussants were generally optimistic about the future of the industry but were concerned about the effects of environmental regulations. They recommended that the Department of Energy assume a more prominent policy role on refining and fuels issues
Russia and the information revolution by Jeremy R Azrael( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's economic, political, and social development as well as its integration into the community of Western nations will depend importantly on the extent of its participation in the ongoing information revolution in which those nations are embarked. Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, the Russian government has sought to promote the development of information and communications technologies (IT), but it is both limited in the resources it can devote to this goal and concerned about the political and national security implications of IT development. Although IT development and use have taken root in some segments of Russia's economy and society, their reach and impact remain limited. It is very much an open question whether Russia has either the will or the capabilities to become a full-fledged participant in the information revolution in the foreseeable future. This issue paper outlines some of the major trends and contradictions in the development of information and communications technologies in Russia, explores their impact on Russian society, and raises several issues for further study
U.S. government funding for science and technology cooperation with Russia( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States government spent, on average, $350 million a year in the 1990s to support science and technology (S & T) cooperation with Russia. The amount rose in the early 1990s, peaked in 1996, and then began dropping in the late 1990s. When aggregated by dollars spent, the areas most likely to be the subject of cooperation are aerospace and aeronautical projects, engineering research, energy, and earth sciences. When counted by the number of projects (rather than funds committed), earth sciences-including geology, ocean studies, and atmospheric sciences-account for the largest number. Earlier RAND studies suggested that, during the mid-1990s, cooperation with Russia claimed more government research and development (R & D) dollars than any other country. In order to examine the relationship in more detail, RAND collected and analyzed data at the project level and surveyed agency officials about specific projects and programs. These data were aggregated into categories created by RAND. This report provides an analytic, cross-agency overview, presenting a broad picture of the U.S.-Russia S & T relationship between 1994 and 1999
Environmentalism in the new Russia : NGOs and the challenges for the coming decade by Demosthenes James Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospects for environmental management in the new Russia : can anything be done? by D. J Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest monitoring and remote sensing : a survey of accomplishments and opportunities for the future( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industry and the environment in the new Russia by D. J Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauging the prospects of a U.S. oil shale industry( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This research brief describes work done for RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment documented in 'Oil shale development in the United States: prospects and policy isssues' by James T. Bartis, Tom LaTourrette, Lloyd Dixon, D.J. Peterson, and Gary Cecchine, MG-414-NETL (available at http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG414/)"--Publisher
Institutions and the environment in transition-era Russia by D. J Peterson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting emergency responders : lessons learned from terrorist attacks by Brian A Jackson( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a summary of a December 2001 working conference, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Attending were emergency workers who responded to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the anthrax incidents that occurred during autumn 2001. The report addresses the equipment, training and information required to protect emergency responders as they meet the challenge of protecting their communities
Design of the Qatar National Research Fund : an overview of the study approach and key recommendations( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is intended to be the leading institution in Qatar dedicated to funding research in the Qatari interest. It will address priority economic and social needs and pursue opportunities to attract internationally recognized researchers to study topics of regional and global importance. QNRF is a project of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating the full potential of the Qatari people through a network of progressive research and educational centers. To lay the groundwork for QNRF, the foundation asked the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute (RQPI) in 2004 to recommend a design and draft business and implementation plans; this report documents the results. The RQPI team presented a design that took the best practices of internationally recognized research and academic institutions and tailored them to both the foundation's vision for QNRF and Qatar's unique needs, challenges, and opportunities. The design included a structure for QNRF and laid out the tasks necessary to build it, to be undertaken during implementation three phases: start-up, launch of operations and programs, and deepening and broadening of the research agenda. The design also proposed a set of operating principles for meeting strategic goals and performing in accordance with internationally recognized standards
Sleep Behavior and EEG Oscillations in Aged Dp(16)1Yey/+ Mice: A Down Syndrome Model( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: Sleep behavior and EEG oscillations were examined in aged Dp(16)1Yey/+ mice. Dp16 mice spend more time awake at the expense of NREM sleep. EEG spectral power in Dp16 mice is altered in the Beta frequency range. Alpha power is increased in aged Dp16 mice during NREM sleep. Abstract: Down syndrome (DS) results from the triplication of genes located on human chromosome 21 (Hsa21). Though many cognitive and behavioral impairments are associated with DS, sleep disturbances remain poorly understood despite being a reported phenotype in approximately 60% of individuals diagnosed with DS. In this study, sleep and electroencephalography (EEG) oscillations were recorded from aged (12–14mos.) Dp(16)1Yey/+ mice (Dp16), a mouse model of DS. We observed disrupted sleep demonstrated by increased activity during the dark phase and increased time awake at the expense of NREM sleep compared to wild-type mice. In addition, we found that Dp16 mice display significant differences in relative EEG power distribution among oscillation frequencies in both sleep and awake states. These results in Dp16 mice are consistent with sleep disturbances found in individuals with DS, and the abnormal EEG oscillations in aged Dp16 mice suggest a potential role for GABAergic activity in these sleep and EEG abnormalities. These sleep and EEG data reflect underlying differences in neuronal activity at the network level and thus are causative agents rather than merely symptoms of DS
ISSUE PAPER: Russia and the Information Revolution( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Russia's economic, political, and social development as well as its integration into the community of Western nations will depend importantly on the extent of its participation in the ongoing information revolution in which those nations are embarked. Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, the Russian government has sought to promote the development of information and communications technologies (IT) in Russia, but it is both limited in the resources it can devote to this goal and concerned about the political and national security implications of IT development. At the same time, IT development and use have taken root in some segments of Russia's economy and society, but their reach and impact remain limited. Although concerns about a "digital divide" may be overwrought, it is very much an open question whether Russia has either the will or the capabilities to become a full fledged participant in the information revolution in the foreseeable future. This issue paper outlines some of the major trends and contradictions in the development of information and communications technologies in Russia and explores their impact on Russian society. Finally, it raises several issues for further study
Environmental directions( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Avi Davis, regional director of the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, discusses Ben-Gurion University's desert research. D.J. Peterson, an analyst at the RAND Corporation, discusses Russia's ecological crisis
Computer analysis of hydraulic elements commonly encountered in water and wastewater treatment plants by D. J Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Russia and the information revolution
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New forces at work in mining : industry views of critical technologiesProtecting emergency respondersThe repopulation of New Orleans after Hurricane KatrinaNew forces at work in refining : industry views of critical business and operations trendsU.S. government funding for science and technology cooperation with RussiaDesign of the Qatar National Research Fund : an overview of the study approach and key recommendations
Alternative Names
Peterson, Demosthenes James

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English (64)