Item: Three-Dimensional Snow: How Snow Really Looks Like
Title: Three-Dimensional Snow: How Snow Really Looks Like
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2000 International Snow Science Workshop, October 1-6, Big Sky, Montana
- Martin Schneebeli [ Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Davos, Switzerland ]
Abstract: The three-dimensional structure of snow is difficult to see, because ice is highly transparent in the visible spectrum. An improved method of the reconstruction and visualization of snow structures has been developed. Using this method, the three-dimensional structure of snow samples with a sidelength of 1 to 30 mm can be reconstructed and visualized on the computer. Samples from all snow types have been reconstructed. In addition, also a few samples of layer interfaces have been investigated. 3-D reconstruction clearly shows the structural instability of such interfaces.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: reconstruction of snow, methods of preparation
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