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Best Practices for Road Weather Management Version 2.0


Mobile Road Weather Monitoring


Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) consists of specialized weather stations that provide information on surface conditions on the pavement surface in addition to standard weather information such as air temperature, dew point, wind speed, etc. The classic approach is to install a limited number of RWIS at critical points. In this project a different method is proposed and studied in order to allow preventive winter maintenance without installing numerous RWIS. This is achieved by means of a system able to monitor the current weather conditions directly on the maintenance vehicles. Different systems are already available for those highway maintenance vehicles. However those systems are either to expansive to allow for installing them on many vehicles or they are not reliable and accurate enough for a correct preventive maintenance planning.


13th Standing International Road WEather Conference (SIRWEC), Polytechnic of Turin (Italy)

Date: 2006


Pasero, Meindl, Riccardi


Mobile sensing
Air temperature
Pavement temperature

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