Road and railway traffic
Safe and efficient road transport is adversely affected by heavy precipitation, fog, smoke, sand storm, strong winds, surface flooding, land subsidence, snow, freezing precipitation and ice. One of the main areas in the road meteorology is real-time observation. The practical objective is to inform road users of the risks (forecast or real-time) that they are likely to face on designated routes; on the other hand to launch a series of actions.
Weather radar observations can provide nearly continuous monitoring of precipitation, including severe weather with ability to determine winds and detect blowing dust.
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