Provides forecast and actual road surface temperature data at the road network level to quickly identify sections that pose a threat during winter weather conditions.
Thermal Mapping uses scientifically proven techniques for producing accurate road temperature profiles to identify which sections of road and runway are likely to freeze first, allowing authorities to quickly deploy resources to maintain safe conditions. The information can also be used to design maintenance routes to enable selective treatment applications.
Vehicle-mounted sensors with infrared thermometers take direct surface temperature measurements, providing a more accurate indicator of actual temperature variation than can be obtained by air measurement.
Thermal Mapping data can be combined with traffic, accident, and other weather data to provide authorities with a deeper understanding of why certain parts of the network are more prone to accidents. This knowledge then enables highway authorities to take proactive steps to mitigate the risks found in dangerous sections of the network.
Accurate and useful weather station data depends on proper weather station placement. Thermal Mapping can help authorities determine the optimal number and location of weather stations for better data collection and application.
Thermal Mapping creates a dynamic network-wide map that displays minimum road surface temperatures and a time-step view of how surface temperatures may vary overnight. This data can be viewed from anywhere, allowing for efficient and effective forecasts.
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Accurate prediction of freezing events for safety and improved ice mitigation.
A comprehensive overview of modern maintenance technologies and practices.
A look at 6 trends and technologies affecting winter operations today.
A public works-focused discussion of trends and technologies that matter most today.
Set up a meeting today to identify how Vaisala Thermal Mapping can enable you to quickly and accurately identify and eliminate ice-related hazard spots in your road network.