Comparing the Performance of Two Road Weather Models in the Netherlands

Show simple item record Karsisto, Virve Tijm, Sander Nurmi, Pertti 2019-12-11T15:43:01Z 2019-12-11T15:43:01Z 2017-06
dc.identifier.citation Karsisto , V , Tijm , S & Nurmi , P 2017 , ' Comparing the Performance of Two Road Weather Models in the Netherlands ' , Weather and Forecasting , vol. 32 , no. 3 , pp. 991-1006 .
dc.identifier.other PURE: 88118287
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dc.description.abstract High-quality road condition forecasts are a prerequisite for road authorities to ensure wintertime road safety. Harsh winter conditions can cause problems for traffic not only in countries where snowy winters are common but also in regions where the temperature drops below the freezing point occasionally. This study reports on the evaluation of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute's (KNMI) new road weather forecasting model by comparing it with the Finnish Meteorological Institute's (FMI) road weather model, both run for 321 Dutch road weather stations, four times daily (0300, 0900, 1500, and 2100 UTC) during the test period, 15 January-28 February 2015. Road surface temperature forecasts by both models were evaluated against observations. The KNMI model produced slightly more accurate forecasts than the FMI model. The main reason for the difference is probably due to the optimization of the physical properties of the KNMI model for the Netherlands, whereas the FMI model is designed for quite different Finnish wintertime meteorological conditions. However, in general the road surface temperature forecasts were of quite comparable quality. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Weather and Forecasting
dc.rights cc_by_nc_sa
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject MAINTENANCE
dc.subject FORECASTS
dc.subject 114 Physical sciences
dc.title Comparing the Performance of Two Road Weather Models in the Netherlands en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Physics
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0882-8156
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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