Road weather forecasting
What is it about?
Forecasting of road surface and traffic conditions is an important aspect of traffic safety and winter road maintenance, especially in the harsh northern climate. In this study, we describe road weather model RoadSurf that has been developed to enable the estimation of the rapidly varying conditions e.g. with the onset of snowfall or during rapid temperature variations.
Why is it important?
A prior knowledge of road weather is important from public road safety standpoint. Proper consideration of upcoming weather events also helps the road maintenance authorities to attend the roads in an effective and economical way. In addition to individual RWS station and road segments, RoadSurf can also be applied at a national scale.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Markku T.T. Kangas
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