Roads that are safe in all weathers are a prerequisite of modern society, and large amounts of money are spent, especially in winter, to make travel safe. This book brings together international expertise on planning 'weather proof' roads, operating safe road networks in bad weather and coping effectively with accidents. The performance and cost effectiveness of new technology (ice detection systems, thermal mapping, weather radar etc) are reviewed.
Table of Contents
Preface. Climate as a factor in the planning and design of new roads and motorways - L F Musk, University of Manchester, UK; The winter maintenance of highways - A H Perry and L J Symons; Thermal mapping and road weather information systems for highway engineers - J Thornes, University of Birmingham, UK; Snow and ice control in North America - A H Perry, J Nanninga, Aurora, Illinois, USA; Snow-drift modelling and control - S L Ring, Iowa State University, USA; The fog hazard - L F Musk, University of Manchester, UK; Blowing dust and highways: the case of Arizona USA - A J Brazel, Arizona State University, USA; Road accidents and the weather - J P Palutikof, University of East Anglia, UK; International Collaboration - E Nysten, Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; Conclusions - A H Perry and L J Symons; Index.
A.H. Perry and L.J. Symons