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[en] In 1989, within the framework of the Etude de precipitations par satellite (EPSAT) operation, an isotopic study of precipitation and its atmospheric context (temperature and humidity) was performed along the Guinean monsoon trajectory between Cotonou and Agades. The dewatering process which progressively affects the air masses over the continent is stopped at the sub-Sahelian latitude. Precipitations and their surrounding environment are therefore the reflection of new conditions of humidity linked to a large contribution of recycled vapour. (author)
[en] The Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is composed of a large number of sensor nodes with limited computation communication, and battery facilities. One of the common applications of this network is environment monitoring through sensing motion, measuring temperature, humidity and radiation. One of the basic activities in WSN is data gathering which represents a great challenge. Many routing protocols are proposed for that network to collect and aggregate the data. The most popular ones are hierarchy and data centric routing protocols. The main goal of this study is to identify the most preferable routing protocol, to be used in each mobility model. This paper studies the performance of LEACH (Low Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy) from hierarchy routing protocol and direct diffusion from data centric routing protocol which is not clarified until now. Moreover, a comparison between LEACH and direct diffusion protocol using NS2 simulator will be made, and an analysis of these protocols will be conducted. The comparison includes packet delivery ratio, throughput, average energy ratio, average delay, network lifetime, and routing overhead. The performance is evaluated by varying the number of sensor nodes under three mobility models Reference Point Group Mobility Model (RPGM), Manhattan and random waypoint mobility model. Simulation results show that LEACH routing protocol has a good performance in RPGM and Manhattan than random waypoint mobility model. Direct diffusion has a good performance in random waypoint mobility model than in RPGM and Manhattan mobility model
[en] The contribution comprises analysis that is based on scientific work as a part of participation on the international research project carried out at the University of Prešov in Prešov and Vienna University of Technology entitled 'Detection and Management of Risk Processes in Building Insulation' and numbered SRDA SK-AT-0008-10. Statistical approach with correlations among humidity, time and temperature values in the space between the wall and building insulation uses the set of data obtained during the measurement series as testing using a new technology with equipment that does not influence the environment properties in the space. Therefore such real mapping can bring a real picture of possible condensation as a risk process in the building envelope.
[en] Regimes in moist stratified flows over simply shaped 3D mountains have been studied in numerical simulations made with a mesoscale meteorological model. One of the aims that this work intends to examine is the possible existence of multiple solutions, searching for different solutions depending on the path followed by the system in the parameter space. Results from three different sets of experiments are discussed here. In the first set of simulations, the height of the mountain has been progressively changed in time. In the second group of experiments, the humidity of the air flowing over the obstacle has been increased in time by adding a source term to the equation of evolution of moisture. The case of advection of moist air towards an obstacle, initially embedded in dry air, has been studied as a third type of flow. A dependence on the past history of the flow seems to characterize some types of system evolution, leading to different flow regimes over the obstacle. The experiments indicate that this result is mainly a consequence of changes of state of water, associated with the presence of humidity in the atmosphere. These effects are emphasized in the case of an elliptical mountain, with its longer axis perpendicular to the main flow. In the three different sets of experiments presented here, evident differences with simulations where flow parameters are kept constant from the beginning persist in the flow regimes, also for periods of time much longer than the characteristic time of evolution towards stationary solutions
[en] Increasing numbers of galleries, museums and archives are including ink jet printed materials into their collections, and therefore displays. There is evidence that the instability of these prints is such that images can suffer deterioration in print quality or in extreme cases, a loss of information over an extended period of time. This is shorter than the period typically required for perceptible deterioration to occur in many other paper-based artworks. The image stability of prints is affected by a number of factors some of which have already been studied. However the role played by the ink solvent in the loss of image quality has yet to be explored. This paper will outline research being undertaken to investigate the effects of solvent content which may increase/promote the loss in image quality of the hard copy prints when stored or displayed under a range of temperature and humidity conditions.
[en] During the Pyrenees Experiment (PYREX) in October and November 1990 in radiosonde network was in operation with enhanced spatial and temporal resolution. This atlas contains standardized output from a three-dimensional, objective analysis scheme which is used to interpolate from the observed significant levels to a regular grid centred over the Pyrenees. For each of the 68 release times during ten intensive observation periods 12 horizontal charts are displayed on one page. These charts contain temperature, relative humidity or potential vorticity, and horizontal wind (vectors and isotachs) in four levels. The atlas is considered as basic material for more detailed studies at or between selected release times. (orig.)
[de]Waehrend des Pyrenaeen Experiments (PYREX) wurde im Oktober und November 1990 ein Radiosondennetz mit erhoehter raeumlicher und zeitlicher Aufloesung betrieben. Dieser Atlas enthaelt standardisierte Ergebnisse eines drei-dimensionalen, objektiven Analysenschemas, mit dessen Hilfe von den Beobachtungen an allen signifikanten Punkten auf ein regulaeres, ueber den Pyrenaeen zentriertes Gitter interpoliert wurde. Fuer jeden der 68 Aufstiegstermine innerhalb der zehn intensiven Beobachtungsphasen sind 12 horizontale Karten auf einer Seite zusammengefasst. Diese enthalten Temperatur, relative Feuchte oder potentielle Vorticity, sowie den Horizontalwind (Vektoren und Isotachen) in vier Niveaus. Der Atlas stellt Grundlagenmaterial bereit fuer eingehendere Studien zu oder zwischen einzelnen Aufstiegsterminen. (orig.)
[en] Pressure agglomeration of powders is widely applied in various industries and an increasing interest lies in the identification and description of contact mechanisms between particles, which are responsible for the compaction product properties. In this paper, the design and development of a novel micromanipulation particle tester (MPT) is presented. This device makes it possible to measure the deformation kinetics and resulting adhesion of two individual particles in contact under load, which are strongly influenced by the applied process conditions. The MPT set-up is, therefore, designed to offer a unique control over the process conditions most relevant to the compaction of powders: external stress, dwell or holding time at constant deformation, compression velocity as well as relative humidity and temperature determining the physical state and mechanical characteristics of hygrosensitive amorphous particles. The latter are often part of powder formulations, e.g. in the food industry, and have been used for force and contact-zone development studies with the MPT. The experimental results on the microscale level will deliver valuable quantitative information for an improved tailoring of pressure agglomeration process conditions of bulk solids. (paper)
[en] During the electro spinning process the web of nano fibres is manufactured by means of electrostatic forces between two electrodes. The diameters of nano fibres usually differ and they depend on various parameters. The different fineness of fibres influences the structure of the web and herewith the end-use properties of such kind of nano material. Analysis of nano fibres diameters distribution also shows big differences; even more, the distributions are not spread along the normal distribution. Understanding the influence of electro spinning parameters and the reason why the shapes of distributions are so sophisticated is very important. The goal of this paper is to analyse the distribution of diameter and to propose the new criterion for nano fibres diameter comparison and web of nano fibres estimation. In this paper the influence of covering time of support material on structure of PA6.6 nano fibre web has been investigated. It was estimated that this parameter does not have a significant influence on the average diameter of nano fibres, and only the structure of web has been influenced by the changes in covering time. According to the results provided the phenomena of nano fibres sticking on the support material at the time of electro spinning can be proved and explained.
[en] A ground-based field campaign was conducted during the summer of 2011, 10 km east of the Israeli coast, aimed at studying small, warm convective clouds. During the campaign, clouds were detected on days that were predicted to be cloud-free by standard forecasting methods. Moreover, the clouds’ bases were often much lower than the estimated lifting condensation level. Detailed air parcel model simulations revealed that such small non-buoyant clouds can form only if the convective motion is driven by perturbations in the relative humidity in the middle of the boundary layer, rather than by temperature perturbations near the surface. Furthermore, cloud base height exhibited weak sensitivity to the initial elevation of the parcel, suggesting that it serves as an accumulation point for many relative-humidity-perturbed thermodynamic trajectories. Such a mechanism is likely to be common under atmospheric conditions of a hot and humid boundary layer capped by a strong inversion layer. (letter)
[en] The data centre at the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) of the Santiago de Compostela University (USC) is a computing cluster with about 150 nodes and 1250 cores that hosts the LHCb Tiers 2 and 3. In this small data centre, and of course in similar or bigger ones, it is very important to keep optimal conditions of temperature, humidity and pressure. Therefore, it is a necessity to monitor the environment and be able to trigger alarms when operating outside the recommended settings. There are currently many tools and systems developed for data centre monitoring, but until recent years all of them were of commercial nature and expensive. In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the use of technologies based on Arduino due to its open hardware licensing and the low cost of this type of components. In this article we describe the system developed to monitor IGFAE's data centre, which integrates an Arduino controlled sensor network with the Nagios monitoring software. Sensors of several types, temperature, humidity and pressure, are connected to the Arduino board. The Nagios software is in charge of monitoring the various sensors and, with the help of Nagiosgraph, to keep track of the historic data and to produce the plots. An Arduino program, developed in house, provides the Nagios plugin with the readout of one or several sensors depending on the plugin's request. The Nagios plugin for reading the temperature sensors also broadcasts an SNMP trap when the temperature gets out of the allowed operating range.