MCM Environmental Information Processing Functional Area

Description

'MCM Environmental Information Processing' 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. The processed environmental information products are presented to center personnel and disseminated to other centers.

Included In

City of Arlington Maintenance and Construction Management Center
City of Dallas Maintenance and Construction Management Center
City of Fort Worth Maintenance and Construction Management Center
City of Plano Maintenance and Construction Management Center
Local Maintenance and Construction Management Center
TxDOT – Dallas District Maintenance and Construction Management Center
TxDOT – Fort Worth District Maintenance and Construction Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
01The center shall respond to control data from center personnel regarding environmental sensor control and weather data collection and processing.
02The 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.
03The 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.
04The 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.
05The center shall provide value–added sector specific meteorological services with information on basic road facility and treatment information that supports forecasts for road conditions.