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Climate change projections for variables affecting road networks in Europe

Makkonen, Lasse; Ylhäisi, Jussi S.; Törnqvist, Jouko; Dawson, Andrew; Räisänen, Jouni

Authors

Lasse Makkonen

Jussi S. Ylhäisi

Jouko Törnqvist

Andrew Dawson

Jouni Räisänen



Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Transportation Planning and Technology
Print ISSN 0308-1060
Electronic ISSN 1029-0354
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 8
APA6 Citation Makkonen, L., Ylhäisi, J. S., Törnqvist, J., Dawson, A., & Räisänen, J. (in press). Climate change projections for variables affecting road networks in Europe. Transportation Planning and Technology, 37(8), doi:10.1080/03081060.2014.959352
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03081060.2014.959352
Keywords Climate change, Road network, Road structure, Infrastructure, Adaptation, Europe
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/03081060.2014.959352
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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: http://www.tandfonline....0/03081060.2014.959352.

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