Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations traditionally are stand-alone systems without integrated computation. However, it is possible to use real-time processes to adaptively reconfigure solar PV installations while sensing and computing environmental factors. This talk will introduce new concepts that enable solar installations to adapt their performance to environmental conditions.
The aim of this presentation is to identify advantages and disadvantages of a high resolution radar network as well as single radars operating in the X-Band frequency range. The presentation will include a description of algorithms used to derive precipitation from reflectivity measurements, a comparison of a radar network to measurements of a weather radar operating in C-Band, and an explanation of the components and design of a radar network.
This presentation will explore the characteristics of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) during an active and inactive Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) in late November and December 2011. A tail-mounted Doppler radar was used during DYNAMO (Dynamics of the MJO) for detailed sampling of the MCS three-dimensional reflectivity and kinematic structure.
In this presentation, we will briefly review the structure and basis of the Institute for Environmental Science & Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and illustrate its function through two large ongoing research initiatives: (1) Sustainability and Nano-enabled Products in Society and (2) ULTRA-Ex — Connecting the Social and Ecological Sciences with Planners, Managers, and the Public: Building a Broad Foundation for the Chicago Region.
This presentation will focus on the use of hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas and oil from shale and tight sandstone formations. The recent growth of exploration from these formations has yielded substantial quantities of natural gas and liquids (oil and gas condensates).