CESEP Wind Tunnel-Porous Media Evaporation Experiments
|Authors:||Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes Andrew Trautz Tissa Illangasekare Stacy Howington|
|Resource type:||Composite Resource|
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|Created:||Oct 23, 2018 at 5:20 p.m.|
|Last updated:|| Oct 24, 2018 at 1:11 p.m.
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The Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes (CESEP) operates and conducts research at a large scale coupled wind tunnel-porous media test facility located at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The facility consists of a closed-circuit, climate-controlled (i.e., relative humidity 5 to 95%, air temperature -2 to 45 deg. C, soil temperature -4 to 35 deg. C, grow lights), low wind speed (<10 m/s) wind tunnel that is interfaced along the centerline of it's test-section with a large soil tank (inner dimensions l x w x d = 7.15 x 0.11 x 1.1 m). Climate conditions are manually set and automatically maintained using a variety of climate controls. The soil tank and test section are outfitted with a variety of sensors for the continuous measurement of key atmospheric and subsurface state variables. This resource contains the raw data from a series of bare-soil evaporation experiments conducted under varying subsurface and surface conditions by the shown research team. The test-facility is described in detail and these experimental results are analyzed in a manuscript entitled "Experimental testing scale considerations for the investigation of bare-soil evaporation dynamics in the presence of sustained above-ground airflow" published in Water Resources Research. For questions regarding the test-facility or possible collaboration involving the facility, interested parties are referred to the CESEP website (www.cesep.mines.edu) and CESEP director, Dr. Tissa Illangasekare.
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This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
|Agency Name||Award Title||Award Number|
|National Science Foundation||EAR-10290690|
|Defense University Research Instrumentation Program||W911NF-06-1-0223|
|National Security Science and 780 Engineering Fellowship||FA9559-10-1-0139|
|U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center||Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Postdoctoral Fellowship|
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