The Effects of Climate Change on Winter Service in Germany

Les Effets du Changement Climatique sur le Service Hivernal en Allemagne

Under the circumstances of climate change occurring in Europe, it is critical to study its impact on winter road service in the future. In addition to the gradual rise of average temperature, climatic variability and extreme state of nature should be considered: heavy snowfalls have unexpectedly occurred and damaged the traffic system these years. This paper firstly introduces the regional climate data and statistical model scheme that are used to simulate the future climate. Secondly, the obtained climatic results for the past, as well as the future, are presented and examined with variation during the winter season and their impact on the winter road maintenance for the highways in Germany. Two critical items of winter service that are simulated with some climatic parameters are presented in the end.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission of the World Road Association – PIARC.
  • Authors:
    • Hoffman, Peter
    • Osterle, Hermann
    • Gerstengarbe, Friedrich-Wilhelm
    • Holldorb, Christian
    • Rumpel, Franziska
  • Publication Date: 2014


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  • Accession Number: 01519730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2014 10:12AM