MC03-Road Weather Data Collection (Caltrans)




This service package collects current road and weather conditions using data collected from environmental sensors deployed on and about the roadway (or guideway in the case of transit related rail systems). In addition to fixed sensor stations at the roadside, sensing of the roadway environment can also occur from sensor systems located on Maintenance and Construction Vehicles. The collected environmental data is used by the Weather Information Processing and Distribution service package to process the information and make decisions on operations. The collected environmental data may be aggregated, combined with data attributes and sent to meteorological systems for data qualification and further data consolidation. The service package may also request and receive qualified data sets from meteorological systems.

Includes Elements

Caltrans D6 Environmental Sensor Stations
Caltrans D6 Maintenance Center
Caltrans D6 Security Detection
Caltrans D6 Freeway CCTV
Caltrans D6 Vehicle Detection Systems
Caltrans D6/CHP Central Valley TMC
National Weather Service