The article describes how precipitation/temperature sensing devices serve a Sunbelt state, South Carolina, in seasons other than winter, tracking huricanes, flooding, as well as snow and ice. South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation has purchased state of the art technoloy: a SCAN system of pavement sensors and processing technology. The Department can remotely monitor pavement specific weather data and other atmospheric conditions from the field maintenance offices. One of the system's components is a surface sensor installed flush in the road pavement. A flat capacitor beneath its surface determines if the surface is wet or dry. Along with a conductivity sampling, an accurate temperature measurement and readings from atmospheric sensors, the system determines surface conditions. It also detects the amount of chemical concentrate on the pavement under wet conditions.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Publication Date: 1991-6

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  • Accession Number: 00610823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM