Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and environment

Eetu Pilli-Sihvola, Pekka Leviäkangas, Raine Hautala

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Abstract

Weather service systems that collect, refine and distribute information to road users as well as network and maintenance operators can generate significant benefits to the stakeholders and the society. For maintenance operators improved efficiency through timely reactions, smaller amounts of de-icing materials and better personnel utilization offer clear potential for reduced costs. In the future, better weather models will result in more accurate longer-term forecasts thus increasing the potential for benefits. New technology enables new kinds of services (e.g.decision support systems). This paper provides a structured view of the benefits of weather
information services to different stakeholders. A framework on the impacts of weather information on winter road management will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event16th International Road Weather Conference, SIRWEC 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 23 May 201225 May 2012
Conference number: 16
http://www.sirwec2012.fi/1st_Announcment_2011-05-17.pdf (Conference Announcement)

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Conference16th International Road Weather Conference, SIRWEC 2012
Abbreviated titleSIRWEC 2012
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period23/05/1225/05/12
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Pilli-Sihvola, E., Leviäkangas, P., & Hautala, R. (2012). Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and environment. Paper presented at 16th International Road Weather Conference, SIRWEC 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
Pilli-Sihvola, Eetu ; Leviäkangas, Pekka ; Hautala, Raine. / Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and environment. Paper presented at 16th International Road Weather Conference, SIRWEC 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
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Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and environment. / Pilli-Sihvola, Eetu; Leviäkangas, Pekka; Hautala, Raine.

2012. Paper presented at 16th International Road Weather Conference, SIRWEC 2012, Helsinki, Finland.

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