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Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services (2004)

Chapter: Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2004. Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10893.
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C Presentations to the Committee

Edward E. Adams, Montana State University: Pavement Thermal Model Overview

Bob Baron, Baron Services, Inc.: WxWorx

Stanley G. Benjamin, Forecast Systems Laboratory: Lessons Learned from ACARS for Instrumenting Surface Vehicles

S. Edward Boselly, Washington State Department of Transportation: Weather Research Needs: Highway Maintenance

Ray Derr, Transportation Research Board: Federal and State Highway Research Programs

Ian Ferrell, Microsoft Corporation: Wireless Communication with Drivers

Robert Hallowell, MIT Lincoln Laboratories: Winter Weather Road Condition and Treatment

Jonathan M. Hankey, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute: Driving in Inclement Weather

Eldon L. Jacobson, Washington State Department of Transportation: 511 Introduction

Henry Lieu, Federal Highway Administration: Weather and Traffic Simulation Models

Jonathan Lister, Vaisala: Roadway Sensor Technology

Clifford F. Mass, University of Washington: Delivering High-Resolution Weather Information for Washington State Roadways

Ronald Miller, Ford Motor Company: In-Vehicle Telematics

Joseph Perrin, Jr., University of Utah: Signal Timing during Inclement Weather

Paul Pisano, Federal Highway Administration: Overview of the Road Weather Management Program

Shelley J. Row, Federal Highway Administration: Surface Transportation and Weather

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2004. Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10893.
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Larry Senn, Washington State Department of Transportation: WSDOT Weather and Traffic Information

Harold Smith, Iowa State University: Impact of Weather on Pavement

Timothy Spangler, COMET: Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training

Richard C. Steed, University of Washington: Delivering High-Resolution Weather Information for Washington State Roadways

Andrew D. Stern, Mitretek Systems, Inc.: The Maintenance Decision Support System: Project Overview

Jielun Sun, National Center for Atmospheric Research: Boundary Layer Meteorology

Jerry R. Waldman, Surface Systems, Inc.: Transportation Weather and ITS Integration

Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research: Weather Information for Surface Transportation

Chester G. Wilmot, Louisiana State University: Emergency Evacuation

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2004. Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10893.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2004. Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10893.
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Weather has broad and significant effects on the roadway environment. Snow, rain, fog, ice, freezing rain, and other weather conditions can impair the ability of drivers to operate their vehicles safely, significantly reduce roadway capacity, and dramatically increase travel times. Multiple roadway activities, from roadway maintenance and construction to shipping, transit, and police operations, are directly affected by inclement weather.

Some road weather information is available to users currently, however a disconnect remains between current research and operations, and additional research could yield important safety and economic improvements for roadway users. Meteorology, roadway technology, and vehicle systems have evolved to the point where users could be provided with better road weather information through modern information technologies. The combination of these technologies has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of roadway operations, road capacity, and road safety. Where the Weather Meets the Road provides a roadmap for moving these concepts to reality.

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