A stratigraphic unit is a volume of rock of identifiable origin and relative age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.
Units must be mappable and distinct from one another, but the contact need not be particularly distinct. For instance, a unit may be defined by terms such as "when the sandstone component exceeds 75%".
Sequences of sedimentary and volcanic rocks are subdivided on the basis of their lithology. Going from smaller to larger in scale, the main units recognised are Bed, Member, Formation, Group and Supergroup.
A bed is a lithologically distinct layer within a member or formation and is the smallest recognisable stratigraphic unit. These are not normally named, but may be in the case of a marker horizon.
A member is a named lithologically distinct part of a formation. Not all formations are subdivided in this way and even where they are recognized, they may only form part of the formation.
The 1994 Group was a coalition of smaller research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom, founded in 1994 to defend these universities' interests following the creation of the Russell Group by larger research-intensive universities earlier that year.
The 1994 Group originally represented seventeen universities, rising to nineteen, and then dropping to eleven. The Group started to falter in 2012, when a number of high performing members left to join the Russell Group. The 1994 Group ultimately dissolved in November 2013.
The group sought "to represent the views of its members on the current state and the future of higher education through discussions with the government, funding bodies, and other higher education interest groups" and "[made] its views known through its research publications and in the media".
The solar was a room in many English and French medievalmanor houses, great houses and castles, generally situated on an upper storey, designed as the family's private living and sleeping quarters. In such houses, the main ground-floor room was known as the Great Hall, in which all members of the household, including tenants, employees and servants, would eat. Those of highest status would be at the end, often on a raised dais, and those of lesser status further down the hall. But a need was felt for more privacy to be enjoyed by the head of the household, and, especially, by the senior women of the household. The solar was a room for their particular benefit, in which they could be alone and away from the hustle, bustle, noise and smells (including cooking smells) of the Great Hall.
The solar was generally smaller than the Great Hall, because it was not expected to accommodate so many people, but it was a room of comfort and status, and usually included a fireplace and often decorative woodwork or tapestries/wall hangings.
Solar is a novel by author Ian McEwan, first published on 18 March 2010 by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House. It is a satire about a jaded Nobel-winning physicist whose dysfunctional personal life and cynical ambition see him pursuing a solar-energy based solution for climate change.
Michael Beard is an eminent, Nobel Prize–winning physicist whose own life is chaotic and complicated. The novel takes the reader chronologically through three significant periods in Beard's life: 2000, 2005 and 2009, interspersed with some recollections of his student days in Oxford.
Beard heads a fictional research centre in the British town of Reading but has little faith in the project and sits primarily as a political mascot. He is unfaithful to his fifth wife, Patrice, just as he was to his previous four wives. Instead of recriminations and threats of leaving, Patrice embarks upon an affair with their builder. Beard decides he has found the perfect wife just as he is losing her, and falls into a deep depression. To counter this, he agrees on a trip to the Arctic, to research climate change. He turns out to be the only scientist on an expedition dominated by artists. On his return home Beard learns that his wife has also been having an affair with his junior colleague Tom Aldous. During a tense encounter with Beard, Aldous dies in a freak accident, and Beard inherits his secret research into techniques for artificial photosynthesis. Beard frames Patrice's builder boyfriend Tarpin, who is jailed for Aldous's death.
SOVIM (Solar Variantions and Irradiance Monitor) instrument is based on an earlier instrument (SOVA) which flew aboard the European Retrievable Carrier, launched on STS-46 in 1992. It is designed to measure solar radiation with wavelengths from 200 nanometers - 100 micrometers. This covers near-ultraviolet, visible and infrared areas of the spectrum.
SOLSPEC (Solar Spectral irradiance measurements) is designed to measure the solar spectral irradiance in the 165 - 3000 nanometer range with high spectral resolution.
Rooftop solar seems to have lost some of its shine in Utah, but industry and clean air advocates say the alternative energy source still has a bright future ... To date, the utility counts more than 30,000solar customers ... After striking a deal with groups like Utah CleanEnergy and the Utah Office of Consumer Services, the way the utility compensates its solar customers has changed ... The solar generation “year” starts on April 1....
That almost changed when Industry unveiled plans to develop a solar farm on the land, despite objections from the other two cities. But now, after two years and millions of dollars invested in the project, the solar farm idea is dead, and sources say the three parties are close to reaching a mutually beneficial agreement ... Industry’s proposal for a 450-megawatt solar project has become a black eye for the city....
Assassin’s CreedOrigins – does anyone like the modern day parts?. A reader argues that the modern day storyline is the worst aspect of Assassin’s Creed Origins and is holding back the whole series ... I belong in the latter of these two camps ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Advertisement ... That there is a precursor race who stopped a solar flare but also want to wipe out humanity? There are two groups fighting a war for control of humanity ... ....
They included the eventual winners, SolarHeart, five teenagers who propose to donate 1,000 school bags that can harness solar power so that African students can have light in the evening when they are doing their homework. Another group of contestants, One World and One Team, wants to give African boys a good environment in which to play ......
The workshop participants, not just Ford employees, are the types of people the company would like to see working in the depot, Dave Dubensky, Ford LandChairman and CEO, told the group Friday ... More than a dozen groups covered the boards with sticky notes scribbled with ideas, including utilizing solar panels and creating space for a library, art exhibits and concerts....
Planning commission chair Robert McLean said the commissioners said to stop wind ordinance work and focus on solar and any committee work would come back to the whole group so it speeds things up ... planners to work on solar ... He said he feels confident the group will have a solar ordinance ready by the time the moratorium expires, which is May 2019....
SolarPowerWorld Magazine’s 2018 Top SolarContractors list ranks Fort Worth-based Envirosolar high among the nation’s solar companies based on kilowatts installed in the previous year ... "Solar Power World is very excited about the 2018 class of Top Solar Contractors," Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief, said in a news release ... “We're happy to feature a strong group of thriving U.S.solar installers on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list....
... to introduce the NationalEnergy Guarantee will help bring differing groups together, British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta says. As he launched a new solar farm project in Whyalla, Mr Gupta said that just like most large companies, his group was looking for certainty....