Using Machine Learning to Detect and Estimate Global Snowfall

Global snowfall measurement is important for hydrologic applications and to understand global energy and water cycles. Satellite-based observation from CloudSat radar has provided global snowfall estimates with relatively high quality. However, CloudSat has limited lifespan and a relatively poor temporal sampling, restricting its application for long-term snowfall monitoring. Using coincident observations between microwave […]

New method sees fibers in 3D, uses it to estimate conductivity — ScienceDaily

As a vehicle travels through space at hypersonic speeds, the gases surrounding it generate heat at dangerous temperatures for the pilot and instrumentation inside. Designing a vehicle that can drive the heat away requires an understanding of the thermal properties of the materials used to construct it. A recent two-part study at the University of […]

New method sees fibers in 3-D, uses it to estimate conductivity

Each of the three methods used to visualize the fibers had pros and cons. Ray casting showed promise to become a powerful approach to estimate the orientation of fibrous materials with little curvature. Credit: Francesco Panerai, The Grainger College of Engineering As a vehicle travels through space at hypersonic speeds, the gases surrounding it generate […]