The APWA national, chapter, DCS and self-assessment websites will be down for system maintenance and upgrades from 11:00pm central time Friday, August 29th to approximately 12:00am central time, Saturday August 30th.
January 4, 2011
Non Members: $300.00
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This program is a rebroadcast of the original program. It is offered again due to popular demand, in case you were not able to attend. This event will be streamed to you and will require use of your computerís speakers.
Weather reports are not just for predicting snow removal.
Knowing what tools are available to monitor road weather conditions is a critical part of proper decision making.
There are a lot of options available to you, and the cost of each type of solutions can be considerable different, but so are the benefits. It is very important that you make decisions that not only fit in your budget but will provide you and your agency the necessary information to get a good return on your investment. Understanding the technology is not challenging, it just takes some basic understanding of principals.
Join us for information on where you can go to get real-time weather and road information, weather forecasts, and river flow information -- and how it can be of use to your agency.
After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:
1. Quickly find and interpret real-time weather information
2. Discern how surface measurements are made
3. Assess what impacts weather conditions are having on the road network
CEUs: To obtain CEU credit for participating in this program, you may complete and return the CEU application found at the back of the handouts to receive point two (.2) CEUs from APWA.
||Ms. Brenda Boyce, PMP
Mixon Hill, Inc
Overland Park, KS
Brenda Boyce, PMP
Brenda Boyce is a project manager and senior systems analyst with Mixon/Hill, Inc. of Overland Park, Kansas.
Brenda is the Principal Investigator for the Clarus System and the Development & Deployment of Clarus-enabled Services projects which are sponsored by the Federal Highway Administrationís Road Weather Management Program. She has also participated in the evaluation of the Environmental Sensor Station (ESS) Siting Guidelines project and managed the prototype Weather Response System (WRS) project.
Brenda received a Bachelorís Degree in Computer Information Systems and is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute.
||Jon D. Tarleton
Global Roads Marketing Manager Ė Meteorologist
Jon Tarleton is the Roads Marketing Manager for Vaisala, and has spent 15 years in the transportation industry.
Jon is a meteorologist and spent the first seven years of his career forecasting for Surface Systemsí Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) clients across North America. Over the years Jon has also been responsible for winter weather maintenance training and product development.
Jon is currently responsible for all marketing activities related to Vaisalaís Road products and services worldwide. Jon serves on the APWA Winter Maintenance Sub-committee, and has been active in ITS America. Jon obtained his Bachelorís Degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Missouri Ė Columbia.
||Dr. Sheldon Drobot
Scientific Program Manager
NCAR - Research Applications Lab
Dr. Sheldon Drobot is the Scientific Program Manager for the Weather Systems and Assessment Program (WSAP) within the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Research Applications Lab (RAL). His research interests lie within the realm of the societal impacts of weather and climate phenomenon, particularly as they relate to surface transportation.
His research includes a mix of physical and social science methods and tools, and he actively collaborates with physical and social scientists, as well as stakeholders.
Some of the research areas he is leading include
(1) Determining the viability of using vehicles as mobile weather collection platforms;
(2) Developing decision-support systems to help transportation agencies better plan for and account for weather variability in their daily operations; and
(3) Assessing what risk factors lead people to make choices in dangerous weather situations.
||MODERATOR: Larry Frevert
Vice President & Nat'l Prog Dir PW
Past President APWA