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Title: Precision snow removal analysis

Abstract

A method for precision snow removal analysis provides a melt rate in inches per day for roadways in a geometric region is provided. Elevation data is used to calculate upward looking hemispherical viewsheds at each roadway coordinate to determine the total solar radiation. The snowmelt capacity and slope are determined at each coordinate and the data is displayed on a geographical map of the roadway. The processing speed of the computer is improved since the snowmelt capacity is only determined for a roadway subset of the region coordinates.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650865
Patent Number(s):
10643156
Application Number:
15/459,036
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01S - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06Q - DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/15/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Omitaomu, Olufemi A., and Bhaduri, Budhendra L.. Precision snow removal analysis. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Omitaomu, Olufemi A., & Bhaduri, Budhendra L.. Precision snow removal analysis. United States.
Omitaomu, Olufemi A., and Bhaduri, Budhendra L.. Tue . "Precision snow removal analysis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650865.
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title = {Precision snow removal analysis},
author = {Omitaomu, Olufemi A. and Bhaduri, Budhendra L.},
abstractNote = {A method for precision snow removal analysis provides a melt rate in inches per day for roadways in a geometric region is provided. Elevation data is used to calculate upward looking hemispherical viewsheds at each roadway coordinate to determine the total solar radiation. The snowmelt capacity and slope are determined at each coordinate and the data is displayed on a geographical map of the roadway. The processing speed of the computer is improved since the snowmelt capacity is only determined for a roadway subset of the region coordinates.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {5}
}

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