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RANN Utilization Experience (Case Studies 22 through 31).
Burger, R. M.; Massoglia, M. F.
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Research Applied to National Needs., August 1976, 288 p.
This report contains case studies of the utilization of research results of ten Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) projects that were selected as representative of well utilized efforts. The selection was based on data obtained in a sample survey designed to determine the extent of utilization of RANN research projects that were initiated in February 1972 and February 1973. These case studies followed twenty-one that were previously prepared and distributed, and will be followed by additional utilization case studies. Findings and analysis are confined to the individual cases. Subject areas include: (1) Development of x-ray fluorescence analysis and application to atmospheric aerosols; (2) Dredge spoil distribution and estuarine effects; (3) Laboratory cloud simulation to support weather modification research and field programs; (4) Feasibility study: coordination of data collection activities on the nation's building inventory; (5) Biological conversion of organic refuse to methane; (6) Fire and smoke spread in corridors; (7) Computer abuses; (8) Problems and research priorities in the Rocky Mountain region; (9) Development of a plan to maximize the learning from destructive earthquakes; and (10) Research and development of lithium/sulfur secondary batteries.
Storage batteries; Case studies; Projects; Research; Atmospheric physics; Cloud seeding; Smoke; Data acquisition; Earthquakes; Technology utilization; Weather modification; Rocky Mountain Region (United States); Research utilization; Construction; Research applied to national needs; Refuse disposal; X ray fluorescence; Fire spread; Surveys; Utilization; Fires; Computers; Corridor fires; Dredging; Lithium sulfur cells; Technology; Spoil