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Iowa State University--Becoming the Best

Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control Operations

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

Project status

Completed

Start date: 03/01/05
End date: 03/31/08

Publications

Report: Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control Operations (NA pdf) December 2007

Related publication: Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control Operations May 2015

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

About the research

Abstract:

The researchers will identify and evaluate the most appropriate performance measures for snow and ice control operations. A snow and ice control performance measure is a specific metric that can be measured and expressed in a specific unit, such as the coefficient of friction or millimeters. The focus of this research is to determine whether these specific measures can reasonably serve as a representative measurement that can be translated into (or serve as a surrogate for) an agency?s snow and ice control operational performance or effectiveness.