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Test and Validation of a Model for Forecasting Frost on Bridges


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Project status


Start date: 04/01/04
End date: 12/31/04


Sponsor(s): Minnesota Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract: This project will complete the testing and deployment of an advanced system for forecasting frost on bridges in Iowa by application to four bridges in central Iowa. Our method employs a widely used research and operational numerical model for weather forecasting and includes a bridge-surface temperature balance equation for specific forecasts of bridge surface temperature.