Road Weather Information System
Environmental Sensor Station
The development of the ESS Siting Guidelines was made possible by the joint partnership among Federal Highway Administration, the Aurora Pooled Fund Program, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Snow and Ice Cooperative Program.
Many thanks to the following individuals who participated in the ESS siting interviews and/or reviewed the materials contained in the guidelines: Jeff Thorne, Joe Doherty, and Gene Taillie of the New York Department of Transportation; Marc Lipnick, Ed Saminsky, and Dave Rossbach of the Maryland Department of Transportation; Ed Boselly and Larry Senn of the Washington State Department of Transportation; Steve Conger of Meyer Mohaddus Associates, Inc.; Ralph Patterson, Sam Sherman, and James Dziatlik of the Utah Department of Transportation; Glen Merrill of NorthWest Weathernet, Inc. (Utah Department of Transportation); Richard Nelson, Kent Mayer, and Denise Inda of the Nevada Department of Transportation; Paul Gowing and Steve Howe of Vaisala, Inc.; Curt Pape of the Minnesota Department of Transportation; Mike Adams of Weather Management Solutions (Wisconsin Department of Transportation); George Reed, Dwayne Collett, Dave Fite, Kurt Kinion, and Tim Pregon of Surface Systems, Inc.; Dave Fink of the Texas Department of Transportation; Frank Gutierrez of the Harris County, Texas, Office of Emergency Management; Rich Wagoner and Bill Mahoney of the National Center for Atmospheric Research; Sam Williamson of NOAA; and Ed Fleege of the University of Minnesota. We would also like to thank Paul Knight of the Office of the Pennsylvania State Climatologist for his contribution to the section on ESS metadata.