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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM (17-19TH APRIL 1996)


THEME 1: COST/BENEFIT AND WINTER INDEX CASE STUDIES

The cost benefit of winter road maintenance in the United Kingdom
J.E. Thornes
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Use of indices for classifiaction of winter climate
T. Gustavsson
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The MOORI: A new winter index for winter road maintenance
D. Johns
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Winter severity indices, geostatistics and GIS
D. Cornford, J.E. Thornes
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On the economic value of snowstorm forecasts in winter road maintenance decisions in Sweden
A. Murphy, E. Liljas
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THEME 2a: ROAD WEATHER FORECASTING MODELS - SITE SPECIFIC / ENERGY BALANCE

Major developments for the autonomous forecast modal HS4 cast
G. Schaffar, S. Hertl
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Forecasting road surface temperature for specific site characteristics using energy balance model
W. Jacobs, W.E. Raatz
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On the use of thermal surface heat balance model for forecasting road surafce temperature
J. Szymonski, A. Wojtach
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A local climatological model for stretchwise road surface temperature information
J. Bogren
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Temperature fluctuations in the air layer close to the road surface
M. Karlsson
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The sensitivity of a surface energy balance model to cloud variation
R. Clark, N.L.H. Wood
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THEME 2b: ROAD WEATHER FORECASTING MODELS - MESOSCALE / NOWCASTING

Adaption of the WELS-Weather Prediction System to central Europe
G. Spreitzhofer, R. Steinacker
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Nowcasting methods useful in road weather forecasting
V. Zwatz-Meise, A. Jann, R. Winkler, A. Wirth
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A new service for road maintenance - ATMOROUTE on personal computer
D. Landais, P. Veyre
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Use of a high resolution mesoscale model to prepare site specific road temperature forecasts
A. Astbury
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Short term forecasts of precipitation type
B. Golding
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THEME 3: WINTER MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING

The road weather and road conditions service for motorists
J. Kantonen
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Road meteorology policy in France
P. Veyre, C. Furgaut
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Weather controlled road and investment calculations
J. Lahesmaa
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MS3 developing RWIS into an open information system
N. Karlberg, L. Sahlin
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Weather related traffic management - E18 Finnish test area
Y. Pilli-Sihvola
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Training programme for users of Swedish RWIS
C. Brundin
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Technical description of the weather controlled road in south-eastern Finland
K. Toivonen
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THEME 4: MANUFACTURERS - NEW DEVELOPMENTS

A present weather detector for highways
T. Haavasoja, P. Nylander, M. Sairanen, L.P. Strom, P. Utela
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New sensor principle for determing the condition of roads
P. Jeger
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Data and navigation analysis system (DNAS) for winter maintenance
L. Hooijenga
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The application of thermal mapping and GPS in the selective salting of highways
A. McDonald
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Measuring salt and freezing temperature on roadways
M. Turunen
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New developments in roadside weather monitoring and prediction systems
C.J. Irvine, B.W. Davis
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ROAD WEATHER HAZARDS AND RESEARCH

Limiting road hazards caused by rain, freezing rain and wet surfaces
A. Perry, L. Symons
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Difficulties in forecast of slippery road conditions on packed snow surface in Sapporo
Y. Kajiya, M. Takeuchi, K. Miyasita
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SWIS Germany's road weather information system
W. Raatz, W. Jacobs
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Thermal mapping - reliability and repeatability
J. Shao, P.J. Lister, G.D. Hart, H.B. Pearson
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Contribution to thermal mapping and forecasting of road network condition
H. Voldborg, F. Knudsen, F.K. Christensen
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