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Extreme weather impacts on transport systems

Leviäkangas, Pekka and Tuominen, Anu and Molarius, Riita and Schabel, Jari and Toivonen, Sirra and Keränen, Jaana and Törnqvist, Jouko and Makkonen, Lasse and Vajda, Andrea and Tuomenvirta, Heikki and Juga, Ilkka and Nurmi, Pertti and Rauhala, Jenni and Rehm, Frank and Mühlhausen, Thorsten and Gerz, Thomas and Schweighofer, Juha and Michaelides, Silas and Papadakis, Matheos and Dotzek, Nikolai and Groenemeijer, Pieter and Ludvigsen, Johanna (2011) Extreme weather impacts on transport systems. Other.

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This report summarises the work done in 7 FP project EWENT, its first work package. D1 deliverable introduces a review of extreme weather phenomena and identifies their impacts and consequences on European transport system. All modes of transport are covered. Two main methods are used. First, there is an extensive literature review on extreme weather events and their impacts and consequences. Well over 150 scientific and professional references are studied and listed. This is followed by a review of media reported cases, almost 200 of them. With the help of these two methods and material they provide, critical threshold values for most relevant weather phenomena that affect different transport modes are listed. The phenomena have impacts and consequences which result in deterioration in the service level of transportation system. A dozen different impact mechanisms are charted and annexed to this report. Finally, brief summary of results is drawn, including a first-impressiondiscussion on strategic implications. Precipitation in all its forms (water, snow, hail) seems to dominate the harmful impacts. Road transport system seems to be the most vulnerable of modes.

Document Type:Monograph (Other)
Title:Extreme weather impacts on transport systems
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Leviäkangas, PekkaVTT
Tuominen, AnuVTT
Molarius, RiitaVTT
Schabel, JariVTT
Toivonen, SirraVTT
Keränen, JaanaVTT
Törnqvist, JoukoVTT
Makkonen, LasseVTT
Vajda, AndreaFMI
Tuomenvirta, HeikkiFMI
Juga, IlkkaFMI
Nurmi, PerttiFMI
Rauhala, JenniFMI
Rehm, FrankDLR
Mühlhausen, ThorstenDLR
Gerz, ThomasDLR
Schweighofer, Juhavia donau
Michaelides, SilasCYMET
Papadakis, MatheosCYMET
Dotzek, NikolaiESSL
Groenemeijer, PieterESSL
Ludvigsen, JohannaTÖI
Date:April 2011
Number of Pages:133
Series Name:VTT Working Papers
Keywords:Extreme weather, impact, transport system
Institution:VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Effiziente Flugführung und Flugbetrieb (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Institute of Flight Control > Air traffic systems
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Mühlhausen
Deposited On:16 Dec 2011 16:46
Last Modified:16 Dec 2011 16:46

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