Improvement of Michigan Climatic Files in Pavement ME Design

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Michigan Department of Transportation
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The objectives of this study are the following: (1) check the quantity and quality of existing data for weather stations in Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical (ME) Design; (2) investigate the sensitivity of required pavement designs to climatic inputs; (3) determine sources of additional weather data that can be utilized in Pavement ME Design; (4) determine where additional weather stations would be beneficial; (5) run quality checks on additional weather data and weather stations and place into the correct format for Pavement ME Design; and (6) develop a procedure to choose weather data for virtual stations for gap areas where there is no actual weather station.

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Project Completion Date: 
April, 2015