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Ongoing Issues with Winter Weather Severity Indices

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

PROJECT NUMBER

2020-03

START DATE

06/01/20

END DATE

03/31/21

SPONSORS

Federal Highway Administration Aurora Program Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF-5(290))

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Laura Fay

Research Scientist, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University

Co-Principal Investigator
Gerry Weiner

Engineering Deputy Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

About the research

The purpose of this research is to outline a path forward for the creation of a working group of experts to serve to advance the state-of-the-practice of weather severity indices (WSI).

To accomplish this task, the following will be completed:

  1. Create a white paper on the current state-of-the-practice
  2. Identify issues with WSIs
  3. Identify lessons learned in the process of development

These lessons learned will serve as the basis for identifying individuals and agencies to be invited to participate in the working group. Finally, the effort will result in the coordination and assembly of a volunteer working group to review the state-of-the-practice of WSIs, known issues, and work to identify methods to solve these issues. 

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