WEATHER FORECASTING FOR THE PREVENTION OF ICY ROADS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

THE COSTS OF PREVENTING ICY ROADS ARE OUTLINED: COSTS OF UNNECESSARY APPLICATIONS OF SALT TO ROADS, COSTS OF CORROSION, COSTS OF DELAYS AND COSTS OF ACCIDENTS. THE NEED FOR IMPROVED WEATHER FORECASTING TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE THESE COSTS IS DISCUSSED. CURRENT METHODS FOR THE PROVISION OF WARNINGS OF ICY ROADS ARE REVIEWED, INCLUDING METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE WARNINGS AND ICE-WARNING DEVICES, WHICH, INDIVIDUALLY, TEND TO GIVE FALSE ALARMS. A NEW WARNING SYSTEM FOR MOTORWAYS IS PROPOSED. THE SYSTEM WILL COMBINE ICE-WARNING DEVICES WITH WEATHER FORECASTING. THE METEOROLOGICAL SENSORS WILL BE INTEGRATED BY A COMPUTER AND THE DATA WILL BE SENT TO THE LOCAL METEOROLOGICAL FORECASTING OFFICE THUS COMBINING WEATHER FORECASTS WITH ACTUAL DATA ON ROAD CONDITIONS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Weather Forecasting for Agric & Ind /UK

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  • Authors:
    • Hay, J S
    • Young, C P
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 155-65

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM