Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 73, Issue 4, pp 411–419

The prediction of road surface state and simulation of the shading effect

  • J. Shao
  • P. J. Lister
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00712680

Cite this article as:
Shao, J. & Lister, P.J. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1995) 73: 411. doi:10.1007/BF00712680

Abstract

In winter road maintenance, accurate predictions of road surface temperature and state (dry, wet, frost or ice) are valuable for road authorities and organisations to decide where and when to salt or grit roads. Obstructions caused by hills, buildings and trees near road-condition forecast sites both in the daytime and at night (the shading effect) reduce the accuracy of such predictions. This paper describes recent developments in the prediction of road surface state and the simulation of the shading effect, using the Icebreak model, which gives encouraging results.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Shao
    • 1
  • P. J. Lister
    • 1
  1. 1.Vaisala TMI Ltd., Institute of Research and DevelopmentBirmingham University Research ParkBirminghamUK