87th AMS Annual Meeting

Session 4A: Advances and Applications in Transportation Weather

Tuesday, 16 January 2007: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Cochairs:  S. Edward Boselly, Weather Solutions Group; David J. Pace, SAIC and Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration
  1:45 PM
Analysis of Weather Events on U.S. Railroads
Michael A. Rossetti, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA

Poster PDF (97.2 kB)
  2:00 PM
The effects of residual chemical on the road during blowing/drifting snow events
Benjamin Hershey, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and L. F. Osborne Jr.

  2:15 PM
The challenges of staisfying road weather users in times of changing technolgoy
Leon F. Osborne Jr., Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc. and University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  2:30 PM
Evolution of the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Clarus Initiative: Project Status and Future Plans
Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC; and J. S. Pol, A. D. Stern, B. C. Boyce, and J. K. Garrett

  2:45 PM
Vehicles as Mobile Sensing Platforms for Meteorological Observations: A First Look
Andrew D. Stern, Mitretek Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and P. A. Pisano, J. S. Pol, V. Shah, K. J. Biesecker, and C. Yeung

  3:00 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

  3:30 PM
An Automated Visibility Detection Algorithm Utilizing Camera Imagery
Robert G. Hallowell, MIT Lincoln Lab., Lexington, MA; and M. Matthews and P. A. Pisano

  3:45 PM
Road weather sensor data validation
Jennifer Hanson, Surface Transportation Weather Research Center, Grand Forks, ND; and L. F. Osborne Jr. and M. Askelson

  4:00 PM
Modeling road pavement temperatures with skin temperature observations from the Oklahoma Mesonet
Jessica M. Rathke, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. A. McPherson

  4:30 PM
Analysis of pavement radiation loading through pavement temperature
Adam Mohr, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and L. F. Osborne Jr.

Development of automated systems for analysis and forecasting of ceiling and visibility for aviation