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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 15TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA (5-7TH FEBRUARY 2010)


SESSION 1: BEST PRACTICES USING ROAD WEATHER

Relevance of measuring the humidity immediately above the road.
H. Baad, S. Brodersen
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IRWIN a winter road index
T. Gustavsson
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A decision-support system for winter weather maintenance of roads, bridges and runways
M.B. Chapman, S. Drobot, S.K. Linden, J. Cowie, W.P. Mahoney
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Monitoring of surface weather conditions over complex topography with VERA
R. Steinacker
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SESSION 2: SENSORS AND EQUIPMENT

Friction as a measure of slippery road surfaces
T. Haavasoja, Y. Pilli-Sihvola
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Method for calculating the amount of accumulated snow transported during a single blizzard
M. Matsuzawa, Y. Ito, M. Ueda
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Suitability of the new paradigm for winter observation of road condition
A.S. Slak, S. Carman, R. KrŠmanc
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SESSION 3: DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND ITS

Operational resilience in Maintenance Decision Support Systems
W. Nixon
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Regional decision support system
T. Bazlova, N. Bocharnikov, V. Olenev, A. Solonin
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The Evolution of METRo in a Roadway DSS
S.K. Linden
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Overview of the Vehicle Data Translator
S. Drobot, M. Chapman, P. Pisano, B. McKeever
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Strategies for ensuring optimal guidance in decision support systems for winter maintenance operations
K. Petty, D. Johns, P. Bridge, M. Siitonen, K. Franzel
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Effects of adverse weather on traffic and safety: State of the art and the European initiative
N-E. El Faouzi, R. Billot, P. Nurmi, B. Nowotny
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SESSION 4: ROADIDEA

ROADIDEA - Roadmap for radical innovations in European transport services
P. Saarikivi
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The ROADIDEA data sources - results, utilisations and mediation
R. Kelpin
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Traffic data and road weather
J. Bogren
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A statistical forecast model of road surface friction
M. Hippi, I. Juga, P. Nurmi
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Evaluation of FMI's new forecast model of road surface friction
P. Nurmi, M. Hippi, I. Juga
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Prediction of severe driving conditions in winter
I. Grabec, F. Švegl
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The effects of severe weather conditions on road safety in Hungary
D. Jankó, P. Hollo
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Cooperative web based bicycle routing database for trip planning, including dynamic weather integration
M. Wigan, P. Grashoff
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SESSION 5: FORECASTING METHODS / RWIS

Climate change and winter road maintenance: Will complacency be the new killer?
L.Chapman, A. Andersson
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Fine forecast of road surface temperature in Beijing City
C. Meng, C. Zhang
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The Danish RWIS education Programme
S. Brodersen, P.A. Hansen
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Road surface temperature forecasting for gritting routes
I. Smeding-Zuurendonk, M. Wokke, J. Wisse
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Parameterizing road construction in road weather models - Is Ground Penetrating Radar the way forward?
D. Hammond, L. Chapman, J.E. Thornes
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2-D Heat transfer model of a horizontal u-tube
S. Islam, A. Fujimoto, A. Saida, T. Fukuhara
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Physiographic data for road stretch forecasting
T.S. Pedersen, C. Petersen, K. Sattler, A. Mahura
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Integrated Road Weather Information System for Slovenian highways
A. Beden, M. Ivacic
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A method for predicting road surface temperature distribution esing Pasquill Stability classes
N. Takahashi, R. Tokunaga, N. Nishiyama
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Improving estimates of surface roughness length in a road weather prediction model using LIDAR data
D. Hammond, L.Chapman
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The use of advanced road weather information system in Republic of Croatia
S. Mandžuka, V. Golenic, G. Puž
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SESSION 6: WINTER MAINTENANCE / COST BENEFIT

Value of weather information for road management
P. Leviäkangas
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Energy efficient winter maintenance
L. Nordin
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Planning, development and implementation of a mobile winter maintenance centre
B.J. Pedersen, K. Soerensen, K.S. Johansen
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Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) statewide implementation: Change and progress
J. Mewes, M.A. Coleman, T. McClellan, P. Boone
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POSTERS

BIRDS - Innovative sensor systems for detection of ice formation and freezing point temperature measurements
M. Riehm, T. Gustavsson, J. Bogren
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Overhauling Finland's road weather information
K. Toivonen, J. Kantonen
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Innovation activities of ROADIDEA project
A. Keskinen
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The new Road forecast tool (RFT) and its data management
A-C. Letestu
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Climatic phenomena and traffic safety management in mountain moads of Iran (Case study: Sanandaj - Hamedan road)
P. Mahmoudi
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Sea-effect snowfall - a special hazard for road traffic in the coastal areas of Finland
I. Juga
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Wind and snow storm impacts on society
J. Rauhala, I. Juga
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Technological milestones in acquisition of weather data and detection of road surface condition
K.E. Schedler
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Interactive database project - Meteo4U
K Kwok, G. Fricska
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The judgement and analysis of spatial uncertainty caused by the overlapping between meteorological field value and GIS data
H. Hu, C. Zhang, C. Cheng
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An expertise centre for the vehicle infrastructure cooperation applied to the mobile road weather information systems
É. Morin
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Joint French research program to implement a system of forecast and alert in road management
M. Marchetti
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Adding significant accuracy beyond what weather models alone can achieve
J. Duensing
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