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Title: Regional-scale Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Impacts of Weather on Traffic Speed in Chicago using Probe Data

Abstract

Understanding a regional-scale impact of the weather on the transportation system and how that impact varies geographically, is important from a sustainability standpoint. In this work, we have performed a city-scale analysis on the impact of weather on the traffic speed for the City of Chicago. We have found that there is a significant variation in the average hourly speed due to different weather patterns which also varies geographically. We have also observed that the rainfall has an evident impact on the average hourly speed on the freeways that are influenced by urbanized residential and commercial areas, and non-urbanized areas. Also, low visibility has shown a significant reduction in the average hourly traffic speed during the congested hours on the freeways that are influenced by non urbanized areas. We anticipate the contributions of this work in estimating emission and fuel economy at a regional scale which are important sustainability measures for transportation.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1564206
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 155; Conference: The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2019) - Halifax, Canada, , Canada - 8/19/2019 12:00:00 PM-8/21/2019 12:00:00 PM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kurte, Kuldeep R., Ravulaparthy, Srinath, Berres, Anne, Dumas, Melissa, and Sanyal, Jibonananda. Regional-scale Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Impacts of Weather on Traffic Speed in Chicago using Probe Data. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2019.08.076.
Kurte, Kuldeep R., Ravulaparthy, Srinath, Berres, Anne, Dumas, Melissa, & Sanyal, Jibonananda. Regional-scale Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Impacts of Weather on Traffic Speed in Chicago using Probe Data. United States. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2019.08.076.
Kurte, Kuldeep R., Ravulaparthy, Srinath, Berres, Anne, Dumas, Melissa, and Sanyal, Jibonananda. Sun . "Regional-scale Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Impacts of Weather on Traffic Speed in Chicago using Probe Data". United States. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2019.08.076. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1564206.
@article{osti_1564206,
title = {Regional-scale Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Impacts of Weather on Traffic Speed in Chicago using Probe Data},
author = {Kurte, Kuldeep R. and Ravulaparthy, Srinath and Berres, Anne and Dumas, Melissa and Sanyal, Jibonananda},
abstractNote = {Understanding a regional-scale impact of the weather on the transportation system and how that impact varies geographically, is important from a sustainability standpoint. In this work, we have performed a city-scale analysis on the impact of weather on the traffic speed for the City of Chicago. We have found that there is a significant variation in the average hourly speed due to different weather patterns which also varies geographically. We have also observed that the rainfall has an evident impact on the average hourly speed on the freeways that are influenced by urbanized residential and commercial areas, and non-urbanized areas. Also, low visibility has shown a significant reduction in the average hourly traffic speed during the congested hours on the freeways that are influenced by non urbanized areas. We anticipate the contributions of this work in estimating emission and fuel economy at a regional scale which are important sustainability measures for transportation.},
doi = {10.1016/j.procs.2019.08.076},
journal = {},
issn = {1877-0509},
number = ,
volume = 155,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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