Climate change projections for variables affecting road networks in Europe

Makkonen, Lasse, Ylhäisi, Jussi S., Törnqvist, Jouko, Dawson, Andrew and Räisänen, Jouni (2014) Climate change projections for variables affecting road networks in Europe. Transportation Planning and Technology, 37 (8). pp. 678-694. ISSN 1029-0354

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Global climate change will affect road networks during this century. The effects will be different in various parts of the world due to differences in local climate change and in the structure and properties of roads. In this paper, climate change projections are presented for climate variables that are most likely to affect the long-term performance of road networks in Europe. We apply four regional climate simulations up to the year 2100 using two plausible future emission scenarios. The results show that the changing climate will require significant adaptation measures in the near future in order to maintain the operability of the European road network.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transportation Planning and Technology on 19/09/2014, available online:
Keywords: Climate change, Road network, Road structure, Infrastructure, Adaptation, Europe
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 12:38
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:53

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