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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, TORINO, ITALY (25-27TH MAY 2006)


TOPIC 1: RECORDING AND EVALUATION OF ROAD WEATHER DATA

Measurements and simulations of spatial road surface temperatures in Flüela Valley, Switzerland
N. Helbig, G. Flury, M. Lehning
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Mobile road weather monitoring
E.Pasero, T.Meindl, M.Riccardi
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New approach to road weather: Measuring slipperiness
Y. Pilli-Sihvola, K. Toivonen, T. Haavasoja, V. Haavisto, P. Nylander
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Fluorescence of road salt additives: Potential applications for residual salt monitoring
D.S. Hammond, L. Chapman, A. Baker, J.E. Thornes, A. Sandford
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Ice detection and forecasting system
T. Meindl, W. Moniaci, E.Pasero 3
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Daily urban NOx peak forecasting using recurrent neural network
S. Aronica, U. Brunelli, V. Piazza, L. Pignato , F. Sorbello , S. Vitabile
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Analysis of a particular snowfall situation in Italy
R. Selvi, F. D’Abramo, P. Ernani
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TOPIC 2: FORECAST METHODS AND ACCURACY

Model for road icing forecast and control
N.A. Bezrukova, E.A. Stulov, M.F. Khalili
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Developing a method to predict road surface temperatures: Applying heat balance model considering traffic volume
N. Takahashi, R.A. Tokunaga, M. Asano, N. Ishikawa
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Snow disaster forecasting system on roads
K. Nishimura, H. Hirashima, K. Kosugi, T. Kobayashi, T. Sato, A. Sato, M. Lehning
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Development of wind alarm systems for road and rail vehicles: Presentation of the WEATHER project
D. Delaunay, C.J. Baker, F. Cheli, H. Morvan, L. Berger, M. Casazza, C. Gomez, C. Le Cleac’h, R. Saffell, R. Grégoire, A. Viñuales
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Operational Danish road wather forecasting using high resolution satellite data
C. Petersen, B. Sass, A. Mahura, N. Nielsen, T. Pedersen, M. Lind, S. Andersen
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Forecasting experience with a high resolution non-hydrostatic model at Italian Air Force Meteorological Service.
A. Raspanti, P-F Coppola, G. Frustaci
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A spectral analysis of meteorological data for weather forecast applications
E. Pasero, A. Montuori, G. Raimondo
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Which variables should be measured at a road weather station – Artificial intelligence gives the answer
S.E. Almkvist, M. Walter 2
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Advanced weather forecasting for the road management and transportation
R. Salerno
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TOPIC 3: TRAFFIC AND TRAFFIC SAFETY IN WINTER

Effects of tire frictional heat on snow covered road surface
A. Fujimoto, H. Watanabe, T. Fukuhara 1
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Consolidation, melting and refreezing process of snow on roads by vehicles
T. Kobayashi, T. Sato, K. Kosugi, S. Mochizuki, A. Sato
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Variation of traffic accidents volume on different phases of adverse weather conditions
J. Kazys, D, Valiukas, E. Rimkus
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Statistical analysis of weather related Road Accidents in Iran
M.H Nokhandan
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Variations in the Swedish winter road slipperiness
A.K. Andersson, T. Gustavsson, J. Bogren
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County-wide variable speed limits?
A. Schirokoff, P. Rämä, A. Tuomainen
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Salting route optimisation using XRWIS and evolutionary computation
L. Chapman, H. Handa, X. Yao, J.E. Thornes
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A weather model for variable speed limits
J. Bogren, T. Gustavsson
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Development of RWIS: a new approach using accident-data
T. Gustavsson, J. Bogren
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TOPIC 4: ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS: ACTUAL PROBLEMS

Achieving technology transfer with interactive computer-based training
L.D. Smithson,
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Administrative view of RWIS in Finland
K. Toivonen, E. Lahtinen
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BUFR template for road weather data
J. Sulan, T. Endrulat
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A Java-based data presentation system for RWIS data and forecasts
T. Endrulat
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U.S. road weather management program: Sensor siting and weather information integration projects
P.A. Pisano, L.C. Goodwin, A.D. Stern
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TOPIC 5: FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Development of a Maintenance Decision Support System and usefulness of snowstorm information in that system
Y. Yamagiwa, M. Matsuzawa, Y. Kajiya
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Development of an internationally applicable geographic, meteorological and snow cover information system to support road maintenance operations
G. Spreitzhofer, R. Steinacker
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Project ColdSpots: A new way to improve winter road condition forecasts
P. Saarikivi, M, Sipilä, P. Nurmi, M. Hippi
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Central European transnational road weather information system
M. Škuthan, D. Glanc
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XRWIS: A new paradigm for winter road maintenance
J.E. Thornes, L. Chapman, S. White
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