Essays about: "snow depth"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 47 essays containing the words snow depth.

  1. 1. REAL-TIME RENDERING OF DEFORMABLE SNOW COVERS

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för datavetenskap

    Author : Josefin Svensson; [2019]
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    Abstract : Rendering snow environments in real-time requires e‚ffective methods for representing the snow and its properties. ‘This thesis explores methods for rendering deformable snow covers, where a dynamic heightfi€eld is used for storing snow heights. Collision detection for cylinder geometries is used to generate tyretracks from wheels. READ MORE

  2. 2. Snow insulation effects across the Arctic : evaluating a revised snow module in LPJ-GUESS

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Alexandra Pongrácz; [2019]
    Keywords : active layer depth; Arctic; LPJ-GUESS; snow; soil temperature; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The effect of future changes in temperature and precipitation patterns on arctic ecosystem functioning is often assessed using state-of-the-art ecosystem models. Many models however lack detailed representation of wintertime processes, as pointed out by recent studies (Wang et al. 2016, Slater and Lawrence 2013). READ MORE

  3. 3. Direct multispectral photogrammetry for UAV-based snow depth measurements

    University essay from KTH/Geoinformatik

    Author : Kathrin Maier; [2019]
    Keywords : Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV ; snow depth; direct photogrammetry; multispectral imagery; cryosphere;

    Abstract : Due to the changing climate and inherent atypically occurring meteorological events in the Arctic regions, more accurate snow quality predictions are needed in order to support the Sámi reindeer herding communities in northern Sweden that struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing Arctic climate. Spatial snow depth distribution is a crucial parameter not only to assess snow quality but also for multiple environmental research and social land use purposes. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Insect Woman – Contextualising Imamura and the Intricacies of Global Cinema Study

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för matematiska vetenskaper

    Author : Noak Snow Gröning; [2018-11-07]
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    Abstract : This essay represents an attempt to further the understanding of the films by Japanese New Wave director Shohei Imamura through the use of post-colonial theory, and political and cultural contextualisation; it also offers discussion on the inherent issues of discussing non-Western cinema from a Western point-of-view, and how post-colonial theory can be used tentatively by Western writers to prevent the perpetuation of orientalism and the generalisation of non-Western cultures as a single entity simply titled ‘the Other’. This is done through an in-depth exploration of Western film theory’s problematic relationship to Asian cinema, along with disposition and historical contextualisation relevant to Imamura’s films and the Japanese New Wave movement of the 1960s. READ MORE

  5. 5. Vegetation responses to summer- and winter warming : flower power in the Alaskan tussock tundra?

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Maja Wressel; [2018]
    Keywords : Arctic vegetation; snow depth; warming; vertical root distribution; tundra;

    Abstract : Plants have an important role in the tundra carbon (C) cycle by storing C in primary production and thus potentially counteract the C released from thawing permafrost. Tundra vegetation is limited by nitrogen (N), which is predicted to increase with rising temperatures and increased snow depth. READ MORE