How GPS can measure snowfall

#Technology

Wed, Dec 9th, 2009 11:11 by capnasty NEWS

GPS signals bounce off the ground and arrive later than direct satellite signals, so they've been largely ignored, aerospace engineering professor Kristine Larson explained. But researchers realized they could match the depth of snow with the changes in the "bounce," or the time the signal took to hit the ground and arrive at the receiver, she said.

  1475

 

You may also be interested in:

"We've been able to take a can of spray paint and put a touch screen on almost anything."
Samsung Introduces Dick Tracy's Watch
Detroit's Fire Department Pop Can Alarms
Keyboard style could give early warning of dementia
George Lucas Wants Laser Company To Stop Making Lightsaber-like Lasers