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Peer Reviewed Literature: An instrumented sample holder for time-lapse micro-tomography measurements of snow under advective airflow

Authors P. P. Ebner, S. A. Grimm, M. Schneebeli, and A. Steinfeld
Presented at
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., doi:10.5194/gid-4-353-2014c


An instrumented sample holder was developed for time-lapse micro-tomography of snow samples to enable in-situ nondestructive spatial and temporal measurements under controlled advective airflows, temperature gradients, and air humidities. The design was aided by computational fluid dynamics simulations to evaluate the airflow uniformity across the snow sample. Morphological and mass transport properties were evaluated during a 4 day test run. This instrument allows the experimental characterization of metamorphism of snow undergoing structural changes with time.