Get key road weather measurements from critical road network locations, easily and affordably with the GroundCast road sensor.
Winter road maintenance professionals need to monitor road conditions and predict surface freezing risk across the road network to make proactive treatment decisions. These decisions should be data-driven and based on local weather observations.
Whether you are just getting started or looking to cover some of the blind spots in your current observation network, the Vaisala GroundCast provides the road weather measurements that matter the most.
The easy way to get measurements from critical network locations that have not been practical or affordable to cover. This information enables targeted treatments, avoiding unnecessary material use, treatment success validation, and insight into the levels of protection on your network.
Use with Wx Horizon to get graphical, tabular and map visualizations, alerting and notifications, 72-hour enhanced road weather forecasts and 10-day atmospheric forecasts. Wx Horizon combines two industry-leading modelling systems: Vaisala’s road weather model plus a weather forecasting system that enhances global weather forecasts specifically for use in transportation. You can also bring the data into your own system with the Wx Horizon API.
Road surface temperatures can vary a lot depending on different factors. Local observations are critical for improving pavement forecasts. The embedded sensor measures real surface temperature plus road temperatures from different depths.
No cables or powering required with built-in wireless communication and battery. Get up and running in 30 minutes and operate maintenance-free up to 4 years.
Subscription service ensures predictable operating costs and continuous warranty. Vaisala provides the sensors, monitors the network and handles data communications, leaving you free to focus on other tasks. Automatically get access to observations and visualizations though Vaisala Wx Horizon or bring the data to your own network using the Wx Horizon API.
The GroundCast measures:
Powerful data provides observation-driven weather intelligence for better decision-making about transportation safety, maintenance, and mobility during winter storm events.
This eBook explains how any size road maintenance organization can fill road observation gaps, road weather data subscriptions and ground truth solutions, and a maturity model for efficient, data-driven winter maintenance.
Salt is the most widely-used material for keeping roads safe during icy, snowy conditions. Today, sustainability is just as important. This eBook outlines best practices for sustainable winter road maintenance.
Provides key road weather measurements from any location, easily and affordably.
Vaisala GroundCast measures road temperature and the amount of treatment materials with the same performance as Vaisala’s industry leading road weather stations.
Be ready when winter arrives.
Applying salt and other materials is essential for keeping roads safe in icy, snowy conditions. But determining the material and amount to use is a delicate balance.
GroundCast support information with links to manuals and instructional videos.
How Shetland is using Vaisala GroundCast sensors to save time and resources with their winter road maintenance.
Service Description: Vaisala Cast™ Sensors with Wx Horizon Pro
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