Maximizing the Use of Roadway Weather Information Systems: Final Report, TR-404, 1998

(1998) Maximizing the Use of Roadway Weather Information Systems: Final Report, TR-404, 1998. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

This project was proposed as Phase I of a 2-phase program to evaluate the present use of weather information by Iowa Department of Transportation (IaDOT) personnel, recommend revised procedures, and then implement the resulting recommendations. Midway through Phase I (evaluation phase) the FORETELL project was funded. This project is a multi-state venture that engages the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Forecast Systems Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and proposes to supplant the current weather information-generation and distribution system with an advanced system based on state-of-the-art technologies. The focus of the present project was therefore refined to consider use of weather data by IaDOT personnel, and the training programs needed to more effectively use these data. Results of the survey revealed that two major areas - training of personnel on use of data from whatever source and more precise information of frost formation - are not addressed in the FORETELL project. These aspects have been the focus of the present project.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Frost, Information systems, Personnel, Training, Transportation departments, Weather
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Education
ID Code: 17193
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2014 21:28
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 13:51
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17193