12th Conference – Bingen, Germany

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, BINGEN, GERMANY (16-18TH JUNE 2004)


Road weather 30 Years – hindsight, insight, foresight

A. Keskinen
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TOPIC 1: CLIMATOLOGY, WEATHER CONDITIONS

Industrial snow
O. Liechti
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Meteorological factors associated with avalanches in the Lake Shikotsu area and their application to road management
T. Miyoshi, Y. Kajiya, M. Matsuzawa, T. Suzuki
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Experiences with hoar-frost and its monitoring in Western Bohemia, Czech Republic
J. Sulan
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Using taxi GPS to gather high-quality traffic data for winter road management. Evaluation in Sapporo, Japan
N. Takahashi, S. Miyamoto, M. Asano
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Height-dependent difference in visibility on roads
M. Matsuzawa, Y. Kajiya
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Wind and air temperature distributions in the wake of a running vehicle
T. Sato, K. Kosugi, O. Abe, S. Mochizuki, S. Koseki
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Variation in meteorological variables in mountainous regions and their effects on road surface temperature prediction
N. Sato, J.E. Thornes, T. Maruyama, A. Sugimura, T. Yamada.
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TOPIC 2: FORECAST METHODS AND ACCURACY

Nowcasting nocturnal cloudiness with an ultra-dense road weather measurement network
T. Grimbacher, W. Schmid
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Monitoring precipitation intensity and type: Combined use of radar and temperature measurements
U. Gjertsen, J.I. Dahl, V. Ødegaard, A. Kristensen
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The significance of the severe events warning service in relation to the classic methods of road meteorology
M. Škuthan
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NEMEFO: NEural MEteorological FOrecast
E. Pasero, W. Moniaci, T. Meindl, A. Montuori
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Improvements in road forecasting techniques and their applications.
P. Hopwood
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Providing an optimized dataset for road weather forecasts
M. John, W.E. Raatz
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A coupled automatic road-weather forecasting system.
B.H. Sass and C. Petersen
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Road ice prediction using geomatics
L. Chapman, J.E. Thornes
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The use of GIS and Icemiser to predict winter road surface temperatures in Poland
J.E. Thornes, G. Cavan, L. Chapman
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Use of data on road condition and weather for winter maintenance
H. Badelt, K. Moritz
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Average diurnal temperature devolution for different weather situations – a prognostic aid for regions with complex topography
L. Z’graggen
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Topographical boundary layer model for road weather prediction
O. Liechti
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TOPIC 3: SENSORS AND EQUIPMENT


An experimental study on drying-up paved surfaces
R. Deckert, T. Hauf
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Finnish road weather camera system
E. Lahtinen, J. Kantonen
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Laser Road Surface Sensor – LRSS
T.A. Paulsen, P. Schmokel
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Testing sensors for road weather systems
H. Badelt, R. Seliger
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How to measure the energy balance of a road surface
E. Almkvist, C. Jansson
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TOPIC 4: PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION DATA

Smart Sapporo snow information experiment: Personalized road weather information services using XML technology
H. Kagaya, Y. Kajiya, Y. Yamagiwa
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Flow and presentation of road weather data and winter maintenance activities on the Internet
S. Sigurdsson
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Validation of methods to detect winter precipitation and retrieve precipitation type
W. Schmid, A. Mathis
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Winter weather and municipal winter road maintenance
M. Eriksson, A. Johnansson
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Quality for road weather information system: Applying ISO9001
T. Iivanainen, M. Pettersson
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Supporting IT system for road weather quality management
K. Toivonen, J. Kantonen
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TOPIC 5: WINTER MAINTENANCE: MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, METHODS AND POLICY


Optimization of winter maintenance on heavily travelled freeways
T. Cypra
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Research on the level of winter road management
T. Yamada, A. Sugimura, T. Maruyama
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Implantation of a winter-maintenance–management-system for an optimised intervention control
H. Hanke
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Surface condition management: A global concept for winter maintenance operations
P-A. Brodard
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Icelandic winter maintenance management system
N. Jonasson, E. Palsson
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Operational use of weather forecasts in winter maintenance: A matrix based approach
W.A. Nixon, R. Stowe
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The U.S. Federal Highway Administration Winter Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) project
P.A. Pisano, A.D. Stern, W.P. Mahoney III
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Cost performance of pipe heating system by thermal energy in mountain tunnel
K. Tsuji, I. Yoshitake, S. Nagai, S. Hamada
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A simulation tool for the hydronic bridge snow melting system
X. Liu, J.D. Spitler
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Influence of heating pipe on snow melting and mechanical properties
Y. Mimura, I. Yoshitake, K. Tsuji
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TMS 3000 high pressure spray system. A new concept for stationary prevention of winter-induced dangers on roads and highway
P-A. Brodard
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