MCM Environmental Information Processing Functional Area

Description

Processes current and forecast weather data, road condition information, local environmental data, and uses internal models to develop specialized detailed forecasts of local weather and surface conditions. Disseminates road weather information to other agencies and centers.

Included In

Franklin County COMBAT System
ODOT Statewide Traffic Management Center
ODOT District Offices
ODOT Maintenance Garages

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall respond to control data from center personnel regarding environmental sensor control and weather data collection and processing.
2The center shall assimilate current and forecast road conditions and surface weather information using a combination of weather service provider information (such as the National Weather Service and value-added sector specific meteorological services) and local environmental sensor data.
3The center shall use the various data inputs of environmental sensors and road weather data to develop a view of current and predicted road weather and road conditions.
4The center shall disseminate current and forecasted road weather and road condition information to weather service providers (such as the National Weather Service and value-added sector specific meteorological services) as well as other agencies including traffic, emergency, and transit management, traveler information providers, rail operations centers, media, and other maintenance management centers.
5The center shall provide value-added sector specific meteorological services with information on basic road facility and treatment information that supports forecasts for road conditions.