MCM Environmental Information Processing Functional Area


'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

Ohio Turnpike Central Dispatch
Ozone Action Day System
Ohio DOT District 12 Maintenance Garages
Ohio DOT District Offices
Ohio DOT District 3 Maintenance Garages
Ohio Turnpike Maintenance Dispatch

Functional Requirements

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.