road weather information system Articles

  • Extreme weather events and road and rail transportation in Germany

    Civil protection authorities, transport companies and operators need detailed information about the impacts of weather extremes on transportation systems in order to adapt risk and emergency management strategies. Due to the lack of data for Germany a pragmatic strategy to establish links between extreme weather events and adverse effects on road and rail transportation is proposed exploiting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Certification of road weather sensors with DIN EN-15518 – a clarification

    When driving attentively on the motorways you can discover a lot of road sensors. There are stationary sensors embedded into the road surface or – for some years now -non-invasive ones, which sometimes are the only solution to generate measurement data on bridges. Recently also mobile road sensors, installed on driving vehicles, were added to this list. The European ...

  • How Your Road Weather Stations Remain Precise into Old Age

    When the temperature is below zero and the fog settles on fields and trees like a veil, the world becomes white as in a fairy tale. But what seems so idyllic white entails risks, because the road is now covered by a fine white ice layer. No one can see with the naked eye how thick or slippery this ice layer is exactly. This can only be measured by technical assistants such as automatic ice ...

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • 5 Growing Extreme Weather Threats to America’s Cities

    Weather events have been dominating the news recently thanks to the “polar vortex” that caused record cold temperatures across the nation. But just a few months ago, the news was filled with other events: record rain and flooding in Colorado; destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma; widespread drought in the Southwest; and the sluggish recovery from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey. Unlike ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in Florida alone, and at least 38 people died as a result of Matthew’s winds and torrential rains, 19 of them in North Carolina where widespread ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

    Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey infrastructure). Despite being essential for economic ...

  • Meteorological Technology World - Sensing Change

    In the latest issue of Meteorological Technology World you can find a lot of information about our new optical sensors, the SHM30 snow height/depth sensor and the CHM15k cloud height sensor as well as the new product developments. Sensing Change... A new snow height sensor equipped with multipoint laser measurement technology – three separate modules to prevent data loss in ...

  • Discover the Fascinating World of Aerospace: ILA Trade Show in Berlin

    The ILA has developed over time to become a leading event for the aerospace industry. This year, it will take place at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport from 1st to 4th June 2016 once again providing an important meeting place for decision makers from politics, aviation business, science and research. We are represented at the shared booth of industry ...

  • Consider Cable Concrete Erosion Control Solutions for Natural and Manmade Causes of Ground Erosion

    The weather is a powerful force that’s capable of leaving all types and levels of destruction in its wake. Shifting soil is one of the most common results of wet or windy weather, and it’s a natural event needed to maintain the environment. Something to note, however, is that although soil erosion is a naturally occurring process, there are times when erosion situations are influenced ...

  • Working on a level playing field

    Ride-On Tractor With Independent Suspension, Steel Tracks Give Utility Contractor Edge Everyone has heard the phrase “competing on a level playing field” in reference to athletics. Well, working on a level playing field, or shall we say jobsite, is just as important in the utility construction market. And sometimes contractors can achieve this even when a jobsiteʼs ...


    By Vermeer

  • Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe

    Climate change threatens to compromise transport services that are indispensable for Europe's economy and society Transport remains a critical support system for the smooth functioning of our societies and economies. It facilitates accessibility of services that are vital for business and for the quality of life of citizens. It also enables economic growth and job creation. Gradual ...

  • Want to Address the Driver Shortage? Get Connected.

    The reasons drivers are giving for leaving fleets and the industry are very similar to why any employee changes jobs: Pay. Respect. Problems with a supervisor. Time away from home. Lack of communication. Bad equipment. No opportunities for advancement. Or the job just isn’t what was expected. But if you look deeper you’ll see that drivers may be saying those are the reasons, but ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • InfoWorks RS and FloodWorks: the evolving story

    InfoWorks RS was launched in 2002 as the successor to the highly-successful ISIS river modeling software. Sales Manager, Tyrone Parkinson, explains: “Customers were building bigger and bigger models, increasing both the area of coverage and also the level of detail, and this presented new challenges in terms of efficient data management. New data sources were becoming more readily available, most ...


    By Innovyze

  • Water Quality Monitoring and Testing Using an Environmental Logger

    Intelligent dataTaker System from CAS DataLoggers Water disruptions typically occur after a large amount of water has rapidly collected in a catchment area. As a result this water is subject to continual monitoring and testing for a variety of chemical and biological agents as well as clarity, rate of movement, and water levels for environmental management. Turbidity, conductivity, ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • How Should Carriers Navigate an Uncertain Economy? Technology

    Industry economist Noel Perry at FTR Transportation Intelligence warned last month that the changes he expects to come to the trucking industry in the next few years will be bigger, and potentially more disruptive than those spawned by the Motor Carrier Act of 1980. Few ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Nebraska emergency management agency raises performance, saving time/money/energy with ESS` hosted solution

    For over 15 years, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been using ESS crisis management software and services. NEMA is responsible for emergency planning and response across the state's 93 counties with about 37 full time employees and a few interns. Located in FEMA Region VII with Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, Nebraska faces severe blizzards, floods and storms each year ranking 5th ...


    By IHS

  • The invisible fine dust

    Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study conducted by the Max Planck Society, ...

  • Developing optimum solutions to flooding

    Developing optimum solutions to flooding With a very long period of wet weather in the summer overlaid by intense rainfall, 2007 was the wettest summer in the UK on record. This unusual weather pattern resulted in very high localised runoff, with three events in England exceeding the 1 in 100 year return period over that time – some of the worst flooding that has ever occurred in ...


    By Innovyze

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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