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Where the weather meets the road : a research agenda for improving road weather services /

by National Research Council (U.S.)Committee on Weather Research for Surface Transportation: The Roadway Environment.; National Research Council (U.S.)Transportation Research Board.; National Academies Press (U.S.).
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2004Description: xiv, 174 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0309091365 (Book); 9780309091367 (Book); 0309529808 (PDF); 9780309529808 (PDF).Other title: Research agenda for improving road weather services.Subject(s): Highway communications -- United States | Weather forecasting -- United States | Intelligent transportation systems -- United StatesAlso issued online.Summary: Snow, rain, fog, ice and other inclement weather greatly impair road conditions and contribute to 1.5 million accidents each year. Many parallel advances in transportation and meteorology--such as in-vehicle communication systems and improved storm tracking --could be brought together into new services that help drivers and roadway managers make better decisions in adverse weather. The report recommends that the Federal Highway Administration take the lead in creating a focused, national road weather research program that brings together the transportation and meteorological communities, identifies research priorities, and implements new scientific and technological advances.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-161).

Also issued online.

Snow, rain, fog, ice and other inclement weather greatly impair road conditions and contribute to 1.5 million accidents each year. Many parallel advances in transportation and meteorology--such as in-vehicle communication systems and improved storm tracking --could be brought together into new services that help drivers and roadway managers make better decisions in adverse weather. The report recommends that the Federal Highway Administration take the lead in creating a focused, national road weather research program that brings together the transportation and meteorological communities, identifies research priorities, and implements new scientific and technological advances.

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