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Mid- and Long- Range Weather Forecasting

"An exploratory application of entropy minimax to weather prediction: estimating the likelihood of multi-year droughts in California," R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert, O.H. Lindgren, and L.L. Rans, Report to U.S. Dept. of Interior, OWRT 14-34-001-8409, NTIS PB81-182255, 1980, 39pp.

"Hydrologic forecasting for California," R.A. Christensen and O.H. Lindgren, ELTD-81/1, NTIS PB86-1601817AS, presented at the Seventh Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, Amer. Meteorological Society, Monterey, California, Nov. 2-6, 1981, 36 pp.

"Long range discomfort index forecasting study for Central Arizona," S. Eikenberry and R.A. Christensen, Final Report to Salt River Project, EL RN-387, June 20, 1991, 61pp.

"Performance of the entropy minimax hydrological forecasts for California, Water Years 1948-1977," R.F. Eilbert and R.A. Christensen, Jour. of Climate and Appl. Meteor., 1983, Vol. 22, pp. 1654-1657.

"Principles for forecasting techniques," R.A. Christensen, presented at International Symposium on Range and Possibilities of Technology Assessment, Amerika Haus Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 14, 1988; "Prinzipien der Vorhersagetechnik," Reichweite and Potential der Technikfolgenabschatzung, K. Kornwachs, Ed., C.E. Poeschel-Verlan, Stuttgart, 1991, pp. 91-101.

"Seasonal precipitation forecasting in the Northern Sierra for improved water resource management," R.F. Eilbert and E. Altouney, Conference on Climate and Water Management - A critical Era and Conference on the Human Consequences of 1985's Climate, Aug 4-7, 1986, Asheville, NC, American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA, pp. 103-135.

"Seasonal precipitation forecasting with a 6-7 month lead time in the Pacific Northwest using information theoretic model," R.A. Christensen and R.F. Eilbert, Monthly Weather Review, 1985, Vol. 113, pp. 502-518.

"Successful hydrologic forecasting for California using an information theoretic model," R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert, O.H. Lindgren and L.L. Rans, Jour. of Appl. Meteor., 1981, Vol. 20, pp. 706-713.

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Pattern Discovery/Statistical Services

"Anticipating and compensating for deviations from training experience," T.A. Reichert and R.A. Christensen, Fifth Annual Meeting, Society for Medical Decision Making, Toronto, Canada, October 2-5, 1983.

"An application of information theory to genetic mutations and the matching of polypeptide sequences," T.A. Reichert, D.N. Cohen and A.K.C. Wong, J. Theor. Biol., 1974, Vol. 42, pp. 43-57.

"Computationally practical entropy minimax rotations, application to the iris data and comparison to other methods," K. Leontiades, Technical Report, BioMedical Engineering Program, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, 1976 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 319-327].

"Contrivedness: the boundary between pattern recognition and numerology," R.F. Eilbert and R.A. Christensen, Pattern Recognition, 1982, Vol. 15, pp.253-261.

"Crossvalidation: minimizing the entropy of the future," R.A. Christensen, Inform. Proc. Letters, 1975, Vol. 4, pp. 73-76.

"Data qualification for entropy minimax analysis," R. Christensen and K. Leontiades, EPRI RP508-2 Project Memorandum, Entropy Limited, Lincoln, MA, Jan. 21, 1977 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 167-174].

"Entropie minimax," P. Verbeek and J. Van Vliet, Rept. No. 980.00/100/n/056, Belgonucleaire S.A., Brussells, Belgium, June 9, 1977 [translated by A. Berman and A. Monk; reproduced in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 177-196].

"Entropy minimax," R.A. Christensen, in Encycl. of Systems and Control, M.G. Singh (ed.), Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1988, pp. 1473-1479.

"Entropy minimax expansions for waveform analysis," R.A. Christensen, Pattern Recognition, 1979, Vol. 11, pp. 41-49.

"Entropy minimax, a non-Bayesian approach to probability estimation from empirical data," R.A. Christensen, Proc. of the 1973 Intl. Conf. on Cybernetics and Society, IEEE 73 CHO 799-7-SMC, 1973, pp. 321-325.

"Entropy minimax multivariate statistical modeling-I: Theory," R.A. Christensen, Int. J. General Systems, 1985, Vol. 11, pp. 231-276.

"Entropy minimax multivariate statistical modeling-II: Applications," R.A. Christensen, Int. J. General Systems, 1986, Vol. 12, pp.227-305.

"Entropy minimax processing of incomplete data sets," R.A. Christensen, Proc. of the 1973 Intl. Conf. on Cybernetics and Society, IEEE 73 CHO 799-7-SMC, 1973, pp. 326-327.

"A generalized method for matching informational macromolecular code sequences," A.K.C. Wong, T.A. Reichert, D.N. Cohen and B. Aygun, Comp. in Biol. and Med., 1974, Vol. 4, pp. 43-57.

"Induction and the evolution of language," R.A. Christensen, Physics Dept., Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, 1963 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, Vol. 2: Philosophical Origins, ISBN 0-938876-04-X, 1980, pp. 121-155].

"Matching code sequences utilizing context free quality measures," D.N. Cohen and T.A. Reichert, Math. Biosciences, 1975, Vol. 24, pp. 25-30.

"Minimax entropy and learning by diffusion, " J.Shah, IEEE Conf. On Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 1998.

"The minimum entropy principle is not the principle of minimum cross-entropy," R.A. Christensen, Int. J. General Systems, 1986, Vol. 12, pp. 401-404.

"Molecular evolution as a process of message refinement," T.A. Reichert, J.M.C. Yu and R.A. Christensen, Journal of Molecular Evolution, 1976, Vol. 8, pp. 41-54.

"Multivariate analysis methodology," R.A. Christensen and T.A. Reichert, in Volume II of A Study of Department of Defense Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Programs, a report to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health and Environment), J. Kinney (Principal Investigator) and A. Morton (Education Team Leader and Report Editor), Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1975.

"Pattern discovery program for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data," R.A. Christensen, Behavioral Science, 1968, Vol. 13, pp. 423-424.

"Unit measure violations in pattern recognition: Ambiguity and irrelevancy," R.A. Christensen and T.A. Reichert, Pattern Recognition, 1976, Vol. 8, pp. 239-245.

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Bio-Medical Technology

"Addendum on differential diagnosis of three diseases of the cervical spine," T.A. Reichert and Y. Stephanedes, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 255-258.

"Anticipating and compensating for deviations from training experience," T.A. Reichert and R.A. Christensen, Fifth Annual Meeting, Society for Medical Decision Making, Toronto, Canada, October 2-5, 1983.

"Automatic phase alignment for the Karhunen-Loeve expansion," R.A. Christensen and A. Hirschman, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engr., BME-26, 1979, pp. 94-99.

"Detection of squamous intraepithelial lesions using evoked tissue fluorescence," T.C. Wright, Jr., A. Ferenczy, R.A. Christensen and D. Ganguly, Gynecol. Oncol., 1999, p. 458.

"Diagnosis, diseases of the cervical spine," R.A. Christensen, Sect. IV A.3 of "Entropy Minimax Multivariate Statistical Modeling - II: Applications," Int. J. General Systems, 1986, Vol. 12, pp. 275-277.

"Differential diagnosis of heart diseases using ECG waveforms," R.A. Christensen, Sect. IV A.4 of "Entropy Minimax Multivariate Statistical Modeling - II: Applications," Int. J. General Systems, 1986, Vol. 12, pp. 277-279.

"Entropy Minimax classification of the secondary structure of adenyl kinase," S. England, T.A. Reichert and R.A. Christensen, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 449-454.

"Entropy minimax patterns in leading K-L expansion coefficients for displacement cardiograms," R. Vas and R.A. Christensen, from "Entropy Minimax Analysis of Displacement Cardiograph Data," Technical Memorandum, BioMedical Engineering Program, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, May 9, 1975 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 287-291].

"An introduction to entropy minimax pattern detection and its use in the determination of diagnostic test efficiency," D.A. Gift, W.R. Schonbein and E.J. Potchen, National Cancer Institute, CA 18871-02 DHEW, Dept. of Radiology, Michigan State Univ., E. Lansing, MI, Sept. 1978, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 385-401.

"Near-orthogonal basis functions: a real time fetal ECG technique," R.L. Longini, T.A. Reichert, J.S. Crowley and J.M.C. Yu, IEEE Trans. on Biomed. Eng., 1977, BME-24, pp. 39-53.

"A noninvasive extraction of the fetal electrocardiogram," T.A. Reichert, R.L. Longini, J.S. Crowley and J.M.C. Yu, Computers and Biomedical Research, 1977, Vol. 10, pp. 1-7.

"Patterns of overuse of healthcare facilities," T.A. Reichert, Proc. of the 1973 Intl. Conf. on Cybernetics and Society, IEEE 73-CHO-799-7-SMC, 1973, pp. 328-329.

"Pattern recognition in diseases of the cervical spine," D.R. Deakter, A.J. Krieger and T.A. Reichert, Technical Report, Biotechnology Program, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, May 1974 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 225-237].

"Predicting rare events in medicine," R.A. Christensen, Invited Seminar, Green College, Oxford University, Oxford England, Oct. 1991.

"A preliminary entropy minimax search for patterns in structural, physico-chemical and biological features of selected drugs that may be related to activity in retarding lymphoid leukemia, lymphocytic leukemia and melanocarcinoma in mice," R.A. Christensen and T.A. Reichert, Report to National Cancer Institute, NO1-CM-23711/A10373, ELTD-75/1, Entropy Limited, Pittsburgh, PA, June 30, 1975, 302 pp.

"Prognosis in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma," R.A. Christensen, Sect. IV A.2 of "Entropy Minimax Multivariate Statistical Modeling - II: Applications," Int. J. General Systems, 1986, Vol. 12, pp. 269-275.

"Quantitative certainty in differential diagnosis," T.A. Reichert and A.J. Krieger, Proc. of the Second International Joint Conference on Pattern Recognition, IEEE 74-CHO-885-4C, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 13-15, 1974, pp. 434-437.

"Regression models for prognostic prediction: advantages, problems and suggested solutions," F. Harrell, K. Lee, D. Matchar and T. Reichert, Cancer Treatment Reports, 1985, Vol. 69, pp. 1071-1077.

"Validated predictions of survival in coronary artery disease," T.A. Reichert and R.A. Christensen, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 457-490.

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Infrastructure Security/Risk Analysis

"Alternatives to incarceration for the woman offender," L.L. Rans, L. Adams and R.A. Christensen, Report to U.S. Dept. of Labor, Manpower Administration, Entropy Limited, Pittsburgh, PA, June 1975.

"Contemporary correctional industries," 3 Vols., L.L. Rans, et al., Report for the New York State Department of Correctional Services, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA, April 22, 1974.

"Crime and punishment; courts, corrections and the city," L.L. Rans, National League of Cities Annual Congress of Cities, Miami, FL, Dec. 3, 1975.

"Criminal justice higher education programs in Maryland," L.L. Rans, et al., Report for Maryland Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA, Oct. 31, 1975.

"Developing positive correctional policy," Proc. of the National Congress of the American Correctional Association, Madison, WI, Aug. 23, 1977.

"Employment patterns for criminal justice personnel following LEAA supported higher education," L.L. Rans, Criminal Justice Higher Education Programs in Maryland, report to the Maryland Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1973, pp. 7-13, under LEAA Contract No. C-76186 to A.D. Little, Inc. and Sub-contract No. A10296 to Entropy Limited, Belmont, MA [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 575-603].

"Medical malpractice risk management early warning systems," O.H. Lindgren, R.A. Christensen and D.H. Mills, Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 23-41, Spring 1991.

"Parole risk assessment," R.A. Christensen, Report to Virginia Parole Board, Entropy Limited, Lincoln, MA, Nov. 15, 1988.

"Population profiles: Iowa woman reformatory 1918-1975," L.L. Rans, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, Vol. 4, 1981, pp. 613-627.

"Population profiles: women in nine pretrial programs 1971-1973," report to U.S. Dept. of Labor, Entropy Limited, Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 1977.

"Prediction and prevention of medical malpractice claims," O.H. Lindgren, R.A. Christensen and D.H. Mills, Proceedings of the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Research Conference on Health Care Improvement and Medical Liability, Wash., DC, April 27, 1988, pp. 29-38.

"Preventing disease weaponization: strengthening law enforcement and national legislation," B. Kellman, O. Lindgren and R. McAfee, under grant to IMRS from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Institute for Medical Risk Studies, Lincoln, MA, 2003.

"Regulation of biological science in the terrorism era," B. Kellman and O. Lindgren, under grant to IMRS from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Institute for Medical Risk Studies, Lincoln, MA, 2003.

"Relations between social-legal action groups and the correctional administration," L.L. Rans, Congress of the American Correctional Association, Louisville, KY, Aug. 19, 1975.

"Ship 2000 Toolkit," G. Greenshields, O. Lindgren and R. Christensen, Entropy Management Limited, CD publication, UK P&I Club, 1998.

"Study of Iowa's corrections system," 2 Vols., R.A. Christensen, in Report to Iowa Corrections System Review Task Force, by Entropy Limited and Law & Policy Associates, Entropy Limited, Lincoln, MA, Jan. 30, 1989.

"Summary of articles on agricultural terrorism and bio-security," B. Kellman, O. Lindgren and R. McAfee, under grant to IMRS from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Institute for Medical Risk Studies, Lincoln, MA, 2003.

"T2000 Toolkit," G. Greenshields, O. Lindgren and R. Christensen, Entropy Management Limited, CD publication, UK TT Club-Through Transportation Club, 1998.

'The Woman Offender: A Bibliographic Sourcebook, Entropy Limited, Belmont, MA, December 1975.

"Women's arrest statistics," L.L. Rans, Women Offender Resource Center Newslatter, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1975.

"Women's crime: much a'do about...?" Federal Probation, March 1978.

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Bio-Medical Statistics, Epidemiology & Clinical Trials

"Age-related changes in human blood lymphocyte subpopulations, II. Varying kinetics of percentages and absolute count measurements," F. Hulstaert, I. Hannet, V. Deneys, V. Munhyeshuli, T. Reichert, M. DeBruyere and K. Strauss, Clin. Immunol. Immunopath., 1994, Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 152-158.

"Analysis of decisions and information in patient management," W.R. Schonbein, Current Concepts in Radiology, Vol. 2, E. James Potchen, M.D. (ed.), Mosby Co., St. Louis, MO, 1975, pp. 31-58.

"A global pattern for influenza activity," T.A. Reichert, A. Sharma and S. Pardo; in A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the World Congress on Options for the Control of Influenza IV, Crete, Greece, 23-28 September 2000; Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001, International Congress Series Vol. 1219C,  pp. 87-94.

"Influenza and the winter increase in mortality in the United States, 1959-99," T.A. Reichert, L. Simonsen, A. Sharma, S.A. Pardo, D.S. Fedson and M.A. Miller, Am J Epidemiol, 2004, Vol. 160(5), pp. 492-502.

"Influenza-related mortality in the United States during a period of increasing vaccine coverage, 1968-1999," L. Simonsen, T.A. Reichert, W.C. Blackwelder and M.A. Miller, Arch Int Med, 2005, Vol. 165, pp. 265-272.

"It's not about smoldering or neuraminidase; There were two A(H2N2) pandemic internal gene variants," T.A. Reichert and R.A. Christensen, J Inf Dis, 2005, Vol. 192, pp. 1858-1860.

"The Japanese experience with vaccinating schoolchildren against influenza," T.A. Reichert, N. Sugaya, D.S. Fedson, W.P. Glezen, L. Simonsen and M. Tashiro, N Eng J Med, 2001, Vol. 344, pp. 889-896.

"The Japanese program of vaccination of schoolchildren against influenza: Implications for control of the disease," T.A. Reichert, Sem Ped Infect Dis,  April 2002, Vol. 13, pp. 104-111.

"Lymphocyte subset reference ranges in adult caucasians," T. Reichert, M. DeBruyere, V. Deneys, T. Totterman, P. Lydyar, F. Yuksel, H. Chapel, D. Jewell, L. Van Hove, J. Linden, et al, Clin. Immunol. Immunopathol., 1991, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 190-208.

"Measuring the effect of influenza vaccination programs -- the Japanese schoolchildren experience revisited," T.A. Reichert, N. Sugaya, D.S. Fedson, W.P. Glezen, L. Simonsen and M. Tashiro; in A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, et al (eds.), Proceedings of the World Congress on Options for the Control of Influenza IV, Crete, Greece, 23-28 September 2000; Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001, International Congress Series Vol. 1219C, pp. 80-86.

"National vaccination programs for the control of influenza: No evidence of a reduction in excess mortality in four countries," T.A. Reichert, T. Tam, A.J. Valleron, A. Hampson, D.S. Fedson and R.A. Christensen (submitted for publication 2007).

"Pandemic influenza and mortality: Past evidence and projections for the future," L. Simonsen, D.R. Olson, C. Viboud, E. Heiman, M.A. Miller and T.A. Reichert; in Chapter 1, The Story of Influenza,  Institute of Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats, Board of Global Health, National Academy Press (Washington) 2004, pp. 26-39.

"Patient randomization and statistical results," R.A. Christensen, Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation Services, ed. by F. Hunt and J. Concannon, NCI Control No. NO1-CN-65783, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, 1981.

"Patterns of survival in advanced non-Hodgkin's lymphoma," T.A. Reichert, R.A. Christensen, A.A. Bartolucci and C. Walker, Proc. of the Second Intl. Conf. on Malignant Lymphoma, Swiss League Against Cancer, Lugano, Switzerland, 1984, Malignant Lymphomas and Hodgkin's Disease: Experimental and Therapeutic Advances, ed. by F. Cavalli, G. Bonadonna and M. Rozencweig, Martinus Nijhoff Pub., Boston, MA, 1985, pp. 223-241.

"Preparing for the next influenza pandemic: Lessons from multinational data," T.A. Reichert, Ped Inf Dis J, 2005, Vol. 24, pp. S228-231.

"Regression models for prognostic prediction: advantages, problems and suggested solutions," F. Harrell, K. Lee, D. Matchar and T.A. Reichert, Cancer Treatment Reports,  1985, Vol. 69, pp. 1071-1077.

"The seasonality of human mortality: The role of influenza," T.A. Reichert and A. Sharma; in A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the World Congress on Options for the Control of Influenza IV, Crete, Greece, 23-28 September 2000; Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001, International Congress Series Vol. 1219C, pp. 95-101.

"Vaccinating Japanese schoolchildren against influenza," T.A. Reichert, N. Sugaya, D.S. Fedson, W.P. Glezen, L. Simonsen and M. Tashiro, N Eng J Med, 2001, Vol. 344, pp. 1947-1948.

"Validated predictions of survival in coronary artery disease," T.A. Reichert and R.A. Christensen, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 457-490.

"The winter increase in mortality in economically developed countries: the role of Influenza," T.A. Reichert, A. Sharma, S. Pardo, D.S. Fedson, A. Hampson, T. Tam and A.J. Valleron (submitted for publication 2007).

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Business/Industry Management Support and Engineering Failure Analysis

"Aboveground storage tank survey," R.A. Christensen and R.F. Eilbert, Final Report to the American Petroleum Institute, EL RN-623, Entropy Limited, Lincoln, MA, April 1989.

"Adjoint sensitivity analysis in nuclear reactor fuel behavior modeling," R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert, R.A. Rohrer and G.S. Was, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 1981, Vol. 66, pp. 125-139.

"Analysis of channel closure via rod bow", E. Lim, from Coolant Channel Closure Modeling Using Pattern Recognition: A Preliminary Report, EPRI FRMPM21-2, SAI-1785-79-PA, Science Applications, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, June 1979 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 105-130].

"Analysis of fission gas release data by a pattern recognition technique," D.G. Franklin, IDG-Note 2423, OECD Halden Reactor Project, Halden, Norway, Jan. 11, 1978 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 85-101].

"Auxiliary Processor to Improve Cost-Effectiveness of Inelastic Structural Analysis," R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert, G. Megaloudis, R.A. Rohrer, J. Shah, P. Basu, I. Katz, B. Szabo and D. Falconer, NP-1296, Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA, 1979, 153 pp.

"Clad failure modeling," R.G. Ballinger, R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert, S.T. Oldberg, E.T. Rumble and G.S Was, Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry: Fifth Conference, D.G. Franklin (ed.), Am. Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM STP 754, 1982, pp. 129-145.

"Dealing with uncertainty in fuel rod modeling," S.T. Oldberg and R.A. Christensen, Nuclear Technology, 1978, Vol. 37, pp. 40-47.

"Disaggregation of Line-of-Business data," R.A. Christensen and T.A. Reichert, Technical Report, Entropy Limited, Belmont, MA, Oct. 26, 1974.

"Element-specific failure time estimation from ensemble statistics," R.A. Christensen and E. Duchane, Fuel Rod Mechanical Performance Modeling, Task 3: Fuel Rod Modeling and Decision Analysis, FRMPM32-2, July 27, 1979, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 687-696.

"Entropy minimax analysis of simulated LOCA burst data," R.A. Christensen, Report to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, AT(49-24)-0083, ELTD-74/1, NTIS PB85-210151 Entropy Limited, Belmont, MA, Dec. 31, 1974, 32 pp.

"Entropy minimax hazard axes for failure analysis," R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert and S.T. Oldberg, Fuel Rod Mechanical Performance Modeling, Task 3: Fuel Rod Modeling and Decision Analysis, FRMPM32-2, July 20, 1979, Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 673-684.

"Estimating chance correlation likelihood for hazard axis analysis," R. Christensen and R. Eilbert, EPRI FRMPM33-2 and FRMPM34-1, Nov. 1979 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 711-731].

"Fission gas release and fuel reliability at extended burn up: predictions by the SPEAR-BETA code," R.G. Ballinger, R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert, S.T. Oldberg and E.T. Rumble, Tech. Rept. EPRI RP971, Entropy Limited, Lincoln, MA, presented at American Nuclear Society, Topical Meeting: LWR Extended Burnup-Fuel Performance and Utilization, Williamsburg, VA, April 4-8, 1982.

"In-service predictions," R. Christensen and R. Ballinger, Joint EPRI/DOE Fuel Performance Contractors' Overview Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 8, 1980 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 79-81].

"Longitudinal distortion (bowing) of rods in nuclear fuel assemblies during commerical reactor operations," R.A. Christensen, Sect. III.A.4 of "Entropy Minimax Multivariate Statistical lModeling--II: Applications," Int. J. General System, 1986, Vol 12, pp. 260-261.

"Network formulation of the finite element method," R.A. Christensen, Int. J. General Systems, 1988, Vol 14, pp. 59-75.

"Nuclear fuel rod failure hazard axes," R. Christensen, EPRI FRMPM33-2 and FRMPM34-1, Dec. 1979 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 699-708].

"Operating environment and design-specific component survival estimation in aging nuclear power plants," A.J. Wolford and R.A. Christensen, Report to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Div. of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, EG&G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID, April 1989, 29pp.

"Predictive modeling for failure analysis and product design," R.A. Christensen, Watson School of Continuing Education, State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY, March 13-14, 1985.

"Predictive modeling for failure analysis, product design and quality control," R.A. Christensen, State-of-the-Art Technology for Reliability Engineering, Office of Continuing Education, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, March 18-19, 1986.

"Principles of forecasting techiques," R.A. Christensen, presented at Intl. Symposium on Range and Possibilities of Technology Assessment, Amerika Haus Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 14, 1988; "Prinzipien der Vorhersagetechnik," R.A. Christensen, Reichweite und Potential der Technikfolgenabschatzung, K. Kornwachs, Ed., C.E. Poeschel-Verlag, Stuttgart, 1991, pp. 91-101.

"Probabilistic code development," S. Oldberg, Planning Support Document for the EPRI Light Water Reactor Fuel Performance Program, ed. by J.T.A. Roberts, F.E. Gelhaus, H. Ocken, N. Hoppe, S.T. Oldberg, G.R. Thomas and D. Franklin, NTIS EPRINP-737SR, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, 1978, pp. 2.52-2.57 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 29-32].

"Reactor diagnostics rule generation through statistical pattern recognition," J. Reifman and J.C. Lee, Nuclear Science and Engineering, 1991, Vol. 107, pp. 291-314.

"Self-consistent estimates of individual life expectancy from censored data," R.A. Christensen, R.F. Eilbert and T.A. Reichert, Symposium on Modeling and Simulation Methodology: Intelligent Environments and Goal-Directed Models, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Jan. 21-23, 1987.

SPEAR-BETA Fuel Performance Code System COSTF: Cost Implications Analysis Postprocessor, R.A. Christensen, NTIS EPRINP-2914, Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA, 1983, 185 pp.

SPEAR-BETA Fuel Performance Code System: Fission Gas Release Module, R.A. Christensen, NTIS EPRINP-2905, Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA, 1983, 54 pp.

SPEAR-BETA Fuel Performance Code System, Vol. 1: General Description, R.A. Christensen, EPRI NP-2291, NTIS DE82-903280, Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA, 1982, 239 pp.

SPEAR-BETA Fuel Performance Code System, Vol. 2: Programmer's and User's Manuals, R.A. Christensen, EPRI NP-2291-CCM, NTIS DE83-90105, Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA, 1982.

"SPEAR code development," D. Franklin, H. Ocken and S. Oldberg, LWR Core Materials Performance Program: Progress in 1979-1980, NTIS EPRINP-1770SR, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, March 1981, pp. 4-4 through 4-8 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 47-51].

SPEAR Fuel Reliability Code System: General Description, R.A. Christensen, NTIS EPRINP-1378, Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA, 1980, 163 pp.

"Statistical patterns of fuel failure in stainless steel clad light water reactor fuel rods," G.S. Was, R.A. Christensen, C. Park and R.W. Smith, Nuclear Technology, 1985, Vol. 71, pp. 445-457.

"Summary of disaggregation of Line-of-Business data," R.A. Christensen, Business Policies, No. 212, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC, November 1, 1974, pp. B-23ff.

"Thermodynamics of income and wealth," R.A. Rohrer, Seminar in Computational Modeling, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 1975 [appears in Entropy Minimax Sourcebook, 1981, Vol. 4, pp. 663-668].

"Underground storage system leakage," R.A. Christensen, Sect. III.5.B of "Entropy Minimax Multivariate Statistical Modeling--II: Applications," Int. J. General Systems, 1986, Vol 12, pp. 262-264.

"Underground storage system survey of API general committee of marketing," R.A. Christensen and R.F. Eilbert, Final Report to the American Petroleum Institute, EL RN-319, Entropy Limited, Lincoln, MA, December 1984.

UO2 Pellet Fragment Relocation: Kinetics and Mechanics, C.R. Kennedy, R.A. Christensen and R.F. Eilbert, NTIS EPRINP-1106, Electric Power Research Inst., Palo, Alto, CA, 1979, 96 pp.

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