Berman A.L.,American Association of Suicidology |
Sundararaman R.,CALIBRE Systems Inc. |
Price A.,American Association of Suicidology |
Au J.S.,Chinese University of Hong Kong
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior | Year: 2014
Findings from 55 psychological autopsies of decedents who perished on U.S. railroad rights-of-way between October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2010 are reported. Described are distal, proximal, and contextual factors of risk; understandings of why these suicides occurred on railroad rights-of-way; and opportunities for prevention of similar suicides. International comparisons of suicides on railroad rights-of-way are made to highlight distinct findings regarding U.S. cases. Decedents studied exhibited considerable predisposing risk for suicide, with a high prevalence of severe mental disorders and substance abuse. In addition, a number of acute risk factors were commonly observed, notably suicide ideation, hopelessness, anxiety, and anger. In the context of that acute risk, associated situational variables and a relative absence of protective factors are described. © 2014 The American Association of Suicidology.
Jones C.W.,CALIBRE Systems Inc.
World Energy Engineering Congress 2010, WEEC 2010 | Year: 2010
This paper is a brief description of the Army's Meter Data Management System (MDMS) program. The Army completed a pilot at Fort Carson, Fort Stewart, and West Point Military Academy and is ready to deploy a production MDMS. This system is fully approved to operate on the military's IT network. This paper will highlight the legislative and DoD directives behind the Army's Metering program and how MDMS supports the metering program and can be used as a cornerstone for all Army energy programs.
Kelley C.,University of Hawaii at Manoa |
Carton G.,CALIBRE Systems Inc. |
Tomlinson M.,University of Hawaii at Manoa |
Gleason A.,University of Miami
Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography | Year: 2015
Still images from a towed camera sled were used to evaluate the potential ecological effects of M47A2 mustard-filled (1,1'-thiobis[2-chloroethane]) bombs disposed of in over 500. m of water off the south coast of Oahu in 1944. The types of munitions and munitions debris in the images were identified by an ordnance and explosives safety specialist. To the extent feasible, non-munitions related debris were also identified. Biologists then examined the images and identified the types and numbers of animals: (1) on or near (<1. m) the M47A2 bombs; (2) on other manmade debris, including other munitions; and (3) on the natural substrate that was predominantly sediment with little, if any, topographic relief. Multivariate statistical techniques were used to analyze these data to identify differences between the biota inhabiting the three substrates. The analysis indicated that the types and numbers of animals associated with the M47A2 bombs were not significantly different from those observed on other types of munitions and other manmade debris; however they were significantly different from the animals found only on the natural sediment. Based on these results, it appears that the mustard-filled bombs are providing hard substrate similar to other disposed objects, attracting "hard substrate species" that would not have otherwise colonized the area. Even though it is apparent that many of the mustard-filled bombs have breached and their contents exposed, the analysis did not find any evidence of animals avoiding the mustard-filled bombs. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
CALIBRE Systems Inc. | Date: 2010-03-23
chemicals and chemical compounds and compositions to absorb liquids, solids and gases, oils, organics, inorganics, elements, compounds, compositions, metals, heavy metals, arsenic, hydrocarbons, and resins for use in industry and science and cleanup, domestic, household environmental, workplace and industrial applications, water, acqueous and non-acqueous liquid treatment and cleaning, and air and gas treatment and cleaning; chemicals and chemical compounds and compositions to absorb spills; spill control kits containing chemicals and chemical compounds to absorb liquids, solids and gases, oils, organics, inorganics, elements, compounds, compositions, metals, heavy metals, arsenic, hydrocarbons, and resins for use in industry and science and cleanup, domestic, household environmental, workplace and industrial applications, water, acqueous and non-acqueous liquid treatment and cleaning, and air and gas treatment and cleaning.
CALIBRE Systems Inc. | Date: 2010-06-11
software for calculation of energy, water, carbon and chemical consumption, use and waste in the field of energy, water, carbon, chemical and waste conservation and management; software for monitoring sequestration of chemicals and compounds in the field of energy, water, carbon, chemical and waste conservation and management; software for calculation and analysis of Executive Order 13514 requirements, namely for creating, tracking and managing plant and facility sustainability and environmental management systems goals and for comprehensive master planning for energy and water.