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.
 Inventors:
 Issue Date:
 Research Org.:
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1650865
 Patent Number(s):
 10643156
 Application Number:
 15/459,036
 Assignee:
 UTBattelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
 Patent Classifications (CPCs):

G  PHYSICS G01  MEASURING G01S  RADIO DIRECTIONFINDING
G  PHYSICS G01  MEASURING G01V  GEOPHYSICS
 DOE Contract Number:
 AC0500OR22725
 Resource Type:
 Patent
 Resource Relation:
 Patent File Date: 03/15/2017
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 42 ENGINEERING; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING
Citation Formats
Omitaomu, Olufemi A., and Bhaduri, Budhendra L.. Precision snow removal analysis. United States: N. p., 2020.
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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.},
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