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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 14TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (14-16TH MAY 2008)


TOPIC 1: FORECASTING METHODS / RWIS

New techniques for route-based forecasting
A. Brown, S. Jackson, P. Murkin, P. Sheridan, A. Skea, S. Smith, A. Veal, S. Vosper
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SRIS - Slippery Road Information System
J. Bogren, T. Gustavsson, L. Nordin
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Rule of the impact of fog on expressway in China
J. Tang
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How do we verify route based forecasts?
D. Hammond, L. Chapman, J.E. Thornes
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Experimental service for high-resolution slipperiness risk forecasts in Finland
P. Saarikivi, M. Malmivuo
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Road weather predictions produced by MetGIS
G. Spreitzhofer, R. Steinacker
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A new step towards a road stretch forecasting system
C. Petersen, A. Mahura, B.H. Sass
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Development Project ColdSpots: Towards more detailed road condition forecasts
M. Hippi, P. Nurmi, P. Saarikivi
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Small-scale road surface temperature and condition variations across a road profile
L. Chapman, J.E. Thornes
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The Danish Road Weather Information System
P.A. Hansen, S. Brodersen
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Weather prediction for the road industry
A. Brown, S. Jackson, P. Murkin, A. Skea, S. Smith, A. Veal
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AWIS: an Airport Winter Information System
E. Pasero, W. Moniaci, G. Raimondo
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TOPIC 2: WINTER MAINTENANCE / COST BENEFIT

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration winter road Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS): Recent enhancements and refinements
K.R. Petty, W.P. Mahoney III,
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Development and operation of the winter maintenance support system
N. Takahashi, R.A. Tokunaga, M. Asano, N. Ishikawa
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Cost effective monitoring of RWIS – Communication and maintenance
K.S. Johansen, F.K. Christensen, B.J. Pedersen
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Salting of winter roads – a discussion of salt amount versus concentration
K.R. Lysbakken
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Adaptation of roads winter maintenance strategies to weather influences
T. Samodurova, Y. Yanina
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Estimation amount of snow deposit on the road
O. Gladysheva
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A comprehensive winter maintenance management system to increase road safety and traffic flow
T. Cypra
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Evaluation of winter weather conditions from the winter road maintenance point of view – principles and experiences
V. Kveton, M. Žák
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Winter maintenance index
V. Kveton, T. Jurík, M. Balajka, T. Pospíšek
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Decision Support System (DSS) for road weather conditions - trial in the Czech Republic
T. Gustavsson, J. Bogren, T. Jurík, T. Pospíšek
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Study on the energy-saving measures and the introduction of renewable energy for the winter season road management instructions in Aomori Pref. in Japan
M. Soma, M. Fukuda, A. Matsumura, Y. Komiyama, H. Matuzaki, Y. Hayashi
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TOPIC 3: SENSORS AND EQUIPMENT

Observing the variability of road and weather conditions with hybrid mobile and fixed sensors
P. Saarikivi, M. Hippi, P. Nurmi, J. Sipilä
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Problems in visibility measurement of road in blowing snow
M. Matsuzawa, Y. Kajiya, Y. Ito, H. Takechi
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Remote sensors tests on Lithuanian roads
J. Kazys, P. Kytra
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Intelligent road weather forecasting in the “CARLINK” platform
P. Nurmi, M. Hippi, T. Sukuvaara
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Fusion of xFCD and local road weather data
A. Dinkel, A. Leonhardt, H. Badelt
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Observing road weather conditions using passenger vehicles
K.R. Petty, W.P. Mahoney III
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Intelligent UMB road sensors and Advanced Road Weather Information System (ARWIS)
K.E. Schedler, P. Stingl
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TOPIC 4: PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION

Plausibility of road weather data
A. Dinkel, A. Leonhardt, S. Piszczek
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CHMI services for winter maintenance of roads and highways
J. Sulan, M. Škuthan,
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Providing of traffic information related to dispatcher systems
M. Filakovská, J. Rada
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Night icing potential demonstration project
P.J. DeLannoy
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The design and application of the fine-resolution road weather information system to improve special meteorological services over the greater Beijing metropolitan area in North China
C-L. Zhang, L-N. Zhang, H-B. Hu, C-L. Chen, B-Z Wang, Z-F Zheng, X. Li, P. Xie
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Effects of vehicle heat on road surface temperature of dry condition
A. Fujimoto, H. Watanabe, T. Fukuhara
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TOPIC 5: CLIMATOLOGY / CLIMATIC CHANGE - IMPACT ON ROAD WEATHER

Defining climatic parameters for selecting strategies for winter maintenance of roads
H. Norem
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A quantitative analysis of risk based on climatic factors on the roads in Iran
M.H. Nokhandan, J. Bazrafshan, K. Gorbani
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Climate change and UK highways maintenance
H. Thornton, R. Harrison, C. Buontempo, A. Brown
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TOPIC 6: EDUCATION / COOPERATION

The Use of cultural road weather forecast symbols
J.E. Thornes
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Educational programme of the road weather principles subject which is lectured in the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
J. Pivec
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Road meteorology and international cooperation
M. Škuthan, D. Glanc
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POSTER SESSION

ROADIDEA: Road map for radical innovations in European transport services
P. Saarikivi
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The experience of the efficient planning of RWS network in Moscow region
N,A. Bezrukova, E.A. Stulov, A.Y. Naumov
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Spatial analysis of weather related road accidents in Iran
M.H. Nokhandan, G.A.F. Ghalhari, S.G. Samani
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A case study on prediction of temperatures variation trend in mountainous roads by a numerical mesoscale model
A.R. Saadatabadi, M.H. Nokhandan
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Presentation of a climatic classification with approach on road pavement management for west and northwest of Iran
P. Mahmoudi
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Statistical forecasting of traffic flow rate
I. Grabec, K. Kalcher, F. Švegl
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