Development of a Geographic Winter-Weather Severity Index for the Assessment of Maintenance Performance

Effective and efficient removal of snow and ice from public roadways is a key outcome for winter maintenance. This project will develop a weather severity index that connects relevant weather‐related variables to traffic‐related variables. This will require classification of weather by type of event, such as wet snow, snow squalls, lake effect, freezing rain, frost. Geographic data sets of winter weather severity will be produced using detailed meteorological observations. A database will be delivered that contains the severity index, weather‐related variables, and numerical predictions of the severity index statewide, on an hourly basis.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $175000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Baldwin, Michael

    • Start Date: 20140101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150331
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35825

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01570526
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-3800
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 23 2015 1:00AM