My thermodynamics professor loves the snow, too. He spend most of his research studying the stuff that fall from the sky. At Alta Ski Resort he installed a camera to take pictures of snowflakes in free-fall. The following are a few pictures his camera has captured:
The following link includes the most recent snowflake pictures. If it is snowing at Alta new pictures will load up automatically. Enjoy! http://www.alta.com/pages/snowflakeshowcase.php
|(Mobile ozone and temperature sensor: photo (c) BKB)|
I am involved in a research project at the University of Utah studying ozone formation in the Uintah River Basin, near Roosevelt and Vernal, Utah. This is a picture of a device I helped build. On top is a temperature and humidity sensor. An ozone sensor is also attached. A driver can drive around the basin taking measurements while a GPS keeps track of the position the measurement was taken. Kind of a cool set up.