FSA has historically worked with partners to identify Monitoring, Assessment and Evaluation (MAE) projects to quantify CRP environmental benefits to water quality and quantity, wildlife and rural economies. The agency will now invest $10 million through this program to measure and monitor the soil carbon sequestration and other climate and environmental benefits of conservation practices over the life of CRP contracts.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a workshop to seek public comment on an upcoming solicitation for research to quantify indoor air pollutants in multifamily homes that cook with gas stoves or alternatives.
Quantify is a Python-based data acquisition framework focused on Quantum Computing andsolid-state physics experiments.The framework consists of quantify-core (git repo)and quantify-scheduler (git repo).It is built on top of QCoDeSand is a spiritual successor of PycQED.
Take a look at the latest documentation for quantify-coreor use the switch at the bottom of the left panel to read the documentation for older releases.Also see the latest documentation for quantify-scheduler.
As highlighted in this article, using usability metrics, it is possible to observe and quantify the usability of any system irrespective if it is software, hardware, web-based or a mobile application. This is because the metrics presented here are based on extensive research and testing by various academics and experts and have withstood the test of time.
c. 1840, in logic, "make explicit the use of a term in a proposition by attaching all, some, etc.," from Modern Latin quantificare, from Latin quantus "as much," correlative pronominal adjective (see quantity) + combining form of facere "to make" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). Literal sense of "determine or mark the quantity of, measure" is by 1878. Related: Quantified; quantifying.
The Qubit 4 model (right) can quickly and accurately quantify DNA, RNA, or protein in one sample at a time, while the Qubit Flex model (left) can quantify up to eight samples at a time for higher throughput.
CEOs and board executives need the critical ability to connect security risk management with their overall business strategy. By quantifying security risk into dollar amounts, executive board members get a better understanding of what potential financial impacts their organizations face without taking corrective actions.
By quantifying the risks, the C-suite can understand the actual costs of exposures and the expected loss if those risks materialize. More fundamentally, CFOs, CISOs, CIOs and chief risk officers (CROs) can provide board executives with data-based answers to the following concerns:
USDA, in collaboration with partners, has developed tools to help land managers quantify the environmental benefits of conservation practices. In some cases, these tools are being used to estimate the number of credits a landowner can sell through environmental markets. To learn more about tools used to quantify water quality and carbon benefits, explore the resources below.
Today, for the first time in history, OMB is formally accounting in the Federal Budget for risks of climate change. OMB is publishing two new assessments, Federal Budget Exposure to Climate Risks and a new section in the Long-Term Budget Outlook focused on climate change. The first of these chapters is supported by an OMB white paper. Additionally, OMB and the Council of Economic Advisers have released a white paper that outlines how better modeling of the broader economic impacts of climate change can help to quantify economic and fiscal impacts of climate change and climate action.
Globally, nitrogen leaching has resulted in the contamination of surface (springs, rivers, lakes, oceans) as well as underground water bodies (aquifers). A prime example of such NO3-N concerns is the Mississippi River Basin that drains into the Gulf of Mexico. In north Florida, the intense rainfall and intensive agricultural practices over deep sandy soils with the hydraulically connected karstic Upper Floridan Aquifer (UFA) make NO3-N leaching a major source of water quality degradation. Additionally, NO3-N contamination has been detected in springs within the Suwannee River Basin (SRB) (FDEP 2018). Due to this and the interminable need of nitrogen fertilizer application to supply food for the growing human population, it is critical to quantify the NO3-N leaching from agricultural systems and determine its impact on groundwater quality.
Under field conditions, quantifying NO3-N losses is complex and challenging because it is driven by site-specific parameters such as soil type, rainfall, irrigation, soil water content, soil temperature, root presence, nitrogen source, application rates, and crop nitrogen uptake capacity, among others. Over the years, different direct and indirect methods have been employed to measure NO3-N leaching (Webster et al. 1993; Prasad and Hochmuth 2016). In general, accurate measurement of NO3-N leachate requires the knowledge of soil solution flux (leachate) through soil profile below the root zone and precise quantification of NO3-N concentration. The following section summarizes the basic concepts of the three most commonly used NO3-N leaching quantification methods in field conditions, which include soil sampling, suction cup lysimeter, and drainage lysimeter.
One of the widely accepted methods to quantify NO3-N leaching in unsaturated soils is by direct soil sampling below the root zone. This method is simple, relatively inexpensive, and applicable to all soils. However, it is also time-consuming and destructive; it only provides a distribution of NO3-N concentration within the soil solution in the profile, but no information on soil solution flux. In these cases, the measured soil NO3-N values are generally combined with physically-based models that estimate soil water balance components to quantify the NO3-N leaching below the soil surface (Zotarelli et al. 2007).
A drainage lysimeter, also referred to as a passive wick lysimeter, helps in the long-term monitoring of vertical soil water and chemical flux. In contrast to soil sampling and suction cup lysimeters, drainage lysimeters capture the entire leachate volume, which can be further used to quantify NO3-N concentration and calculate nitrogen load passing below a specific soil depth and nutrient balance. Drainage lysimeters can be designed in many different ways and customized as needed. For example, EDIS publication AE554 (Radovanovic et al. 2021) provides a detailed description of the design, construction, and installation of a custom drainage lysimeter for use in well-drained sandy soils for turfgrass. This publication discusses the basic principle, components, and installation procedure of commercially available METER drainage G3 lysimeters (Decagon Devices, Inc. 2018).
Although not required, it is advisable to install soil moisture sensors, and a rain gauge with the drain gauge apparatus to quantify soil moisture dynamics and the amount of rainfall. Usually, rainfall amount triggers the sampling of the drain gauge. In addition, it is recommended to install a monitoring well to monitor groundwater levels and its hydraulic properties and to obtain groundwater samples for nutrient analysis (Figure 6).
The aforementioned methods to quantify nitrate leaching have their advantages and disadvantages depending on their intended use, cost, and the quality of data they produce. Soil sampling provides a spatial distribution of soil NO3-N that is prone to leach. On the other hand, suction cup lysimeters and drainage lysimeters provide leachate concentration in soil solution. Water sampling in lysimeters is generally performed after major infiltration events such as rainfall, irrigation, and snow melt. Regardless of the method employed, determining the sampling events is a critical part of quantification. For example, sampling events too far apart may not provide good information on soil solution flux. Likewise, a leaching event can occur in between and may not be captured in the sampling. Additionally, low data quality can decrease representativeness and reliability of measured soil NO3-N on higher spatial resolution. Table 1 summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of these three commonly used methods to quantify nitrate leaching.
Second, we designed a method to quantify those benefits and ascribe a monetary value to them. While this is an oversimplification, it basically boils down to: analyzing the drivers of improved performance through adoption of sustainable practices; identifying significant benefits for each supply chain actor based on each of the overarching drivers; quantifying the results; and assigning a dollar value.
We believe that this methodology can be adapted for any industry or value chain by: (1) analyzing the drivers of improved performance (using the mediating factors in our model); (2) identifying key benefits; and (3) quantifying the benefits in financial terms.
If you've been doing your homework on how to write an effective resume, you've seen a recurring theme: you have to quantify your work experience. Although most people understand the general idea of this, we find that job seekers often struggle with applying this idea to writing their resumes.
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