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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 17TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, LA MASSANA, ANDORRA (30th JANUARY - 1st FEBRUARY 2014)


TOPIC 1: WINTER ROAD FORECASTING TECHNIQUES AND METHODS

A Numerical Forecast Model for Road Meteorological Services in Beijing
C. Meng
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New results for analysing and modelling of weather impact on local traffic flow under the WOLKE project
K.E. Schedler
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First experience with the application of the model METRo in the Czech Republic
Z. Sokol, V. Bliznak, Z. Chladova, J. Hosek, P. Pesice, P. Sedlak, P. Zacharov
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Upgraded METRo model within the METRoSTAT project
R. Kršmanc, V. Tarjáni, R. Habrovský, A.S. Slak
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The Kalman-Filter preprocessing within METRoSTAT project and application of the new method in roadcast system
V. Tarjáni, R. Habrovský
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HARMONIE: AEMET new operational weather prediction model. The roadmap to the mesoscale.
J.A. Garcia-Moya
Abstract

A new system for operational winter road surface conditions forecasting in Météo-France
L. Bouilloud, O. Coudert, A. Foidart
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Snowdrift forecast for roads based on NWP data
M. Hippi, S. Thordarson, H. Thorsteinsson
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Interactive Webgis System for Weather Forecasting in Spanish Roads
I. Villarino, N. Garrido, D. Cubero, V. Palacios, J.A. Garcia-Moya
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Road Surface temperature forecast. The statistical insight.
M. Marchetti, L. Chapman, A. Khalifa
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Latest developments in road weather forecasting
I. Smeding-Zuurendonk, J. Wisse, M. Wokke, M. Jonker, M. Noort, M. Mimpen
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Influence of the accumulated screening effect on road surface temperature distribution
Y. Hu, J. Bogren, T. Gustavsson, E. Almkvist
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Real-time estimation of surface precipitation type merging weather radar and automated station observations
J. Bech, V. Vidal.1, J.A. Ortiz., N. Pineda, R. Veciana
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TOPIC 2: SENSORS AND EQUIPMENT (IN SITU, MOBILE, RWIS)

Winter Road Maintenance and the Internet of Things
L. Chapman
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Comparative study of friction measurement devices
N. Takahashi, M. Kiriishi, R. Tokunaga
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A Robust, Economical, and Reliable technologies for Monitoring the Road Surface Conditions in South Korea
B. NamCheol
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RSI - Road Status Information: A new method for detection of road conditions
J. Bogren, T. Gustavsson
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Developing a cost effective multi pixel NIR camera for road surface status classification in 2D
J. Edblad, P. Jonsson, B. Thörnberg
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Radar-based remote sensing monitoring of roads
M. Crosetto, O. Monserrat, G. Luzi, M. Cuevas, N. Devanthéry
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TOPIC 3: DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, ROAD MAINTENANCE, BEST PRACTICES AND USER EXPERIENCE

Road weather information for different customer groups - case Finland
P. Portaankorva
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Addressing the environmental impact of salt use on the roads: the CLEAN-ROADS project
I. Pretto, R. Cavaliere, T. Tschurtshentaller, G. Benedetti, G. Merler
Abstract | PDF

Advanced Snowplow Information System for the Catalonian DOT
J.I. Herrera
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Planning passive snowdrift reduction on high-altitude roads with lateral obstacles to wind flow
A.W. Koeck, J.J. Esteve
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Speed and Safety Analyses on Rural Variable Speed Limit Corridors
R. Young
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How local weather forecast can save money in snow removal
J. Tomàs
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Road Weather Nowcast (RWN) data in winter maintenance and ITS systems
P. Stingl
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Use of high resolution ensemble forecasting for high impact road weather events
B. Evans, A. Veal
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The Pikalert Vehicle Data Translator: Overview and Applications
S. Drobot, G. Wiener, M. Chapman, A. Anderson, G. Guevara, Paul Pisano, Dale Thompson
Abstract | Presentation

Comparison of non-invasive sensors and road sensors for the usage in section control systems on motorways
A. Rascher, S. Grosanic
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Customer oriented operations of the Finnish Meteorological Institute for road traffic sector
J. Poutiainen, J. Miettinen, M. Hippi
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Edge Storms: A Case Study
W. Nixon, B. Hodne
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TOPIC 4: ROAD WEATHER FOR ALL SEASONS, ZONES & CLIMATES

Exporting FMI Road Weather Expertise: Applications for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and for Spanish Highways
P. Nurmi, V. Karsisto, E. Atlaskin
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Presentation and application of specialized road weather information in the Czech Republic
M. Škuthan, J. Sulan
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Fine-scale numerical study of four northerly snow episodes over Andorra (Pyrenees).
L. Trapero, P. Esteban
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Experiences of rapid landslides monitoring and warning at catchment scale in the Pyrenees. The example of the Rebaixader test site.
J. Moya, M. Hurlimann, C. Abancó
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The use of advanced meteorological tools for monitoring the Weather hazards in roads
J.R. Miró, R. Veciana, A. Sairouni
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Ten years of avalanche forecasting risk on “Bonaigua” and “Beret” roads, Aran valley, Spain.
J. Gavaldà, J. Benet
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POSTER SESSION

The effect of local features to road surface temperature
V. Karsisto
Abstract | PDF | Poster

ITS-capable road weather station
T. Sukuvaara, R. Ylitalo, K. Mäenpää, M. Hippi
Abstract | PDF | Poster

Braking distance application developed on Finnish D2I project
M. Hippi, J.E. Miettinen, J. Jämsä
Abstract | PDF | Poster

Weather factors triggering the massive car crashes on 3 February 2012 in the Helsinki metropolitan area
I. Juga, M. Hippi, V. Karsisto, P. Nurmi
Abstract | PDF | Poster

The effect of measured vs. estimated -40 cm subsurface temperatures on METRo forecasts
S. Karanko, K. Saarikangas
Abstract | Poster

Intelligent Road - Arctic RWIS demonstration platform
M. Autioniemi, J. Casselgren, T. Sukuvaara., M. Hippi, J. Petäjäjärvi, H. Konttaniemi, J. Autioniemi, M. Pallas
Abstract | PDF | Poster

The use of video surveillance for research of snow accumulation on the highways with crash barriers
T. Samodurova, O. Gladysheva, N. Alimova, S. Shiryaeva, I. Baklanov
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Usage of RWIS MeteoTrassa in the ITS
T. Bazlova, N. Bocharnikov, A. Pugachev, M. Vinogradov, A. Solonin
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Advances in winter maintenance decision support in the Czech Republic
D. Konecny
Abstract | PDF | Poster

Roads Inundation Simulation using Weather Radar Rainfall in Urban area
S. Yoon
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Impact of natural hazards on the roads of Andorra (1933-2000). Historical database analysis
N. Gallego, P. Esteban
Abstract | Poster

Development of weather tools to forecast adverse road weather in Catalonia
J. Amaro, J. Toda, A. Sairouní
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Quantitative analysis of the susceptibility of avalanche triggering on the road to Bonaigua pass(Pallars Sobirà county)
L. Trabal, O. Costa, P. Oller
Abstract | Poster

Lunada Port: Singular example of isolation by road in the XXI century in Spain
J. Apodaka
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