Impact of climate change on pavement performance: Preliminary lessons learned through the infrastructure and climate network (ICNet)

Jo Sias Daniel, Jennifer M. Jacobs, Ellen Douglas, Rajib B. Mallick, Katharine Hayhoe

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Abstract

The Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet) was established to develop collaborative networks and platforms needed to integrate the multidisciplinary areas of climate change, pavement design and performance, and economics. Preliminary network activities, described in this paper, have rapidly expanded our knowledge of pavement performance under future climates and provide insights for future research. Specifically, increases in the frequency and/or severity of many types of extreme weather events have already been observed; projected future changes in air temperature, rainfall, sea level rise and hurricanes on pavement performance are significant; and future costs are expected to increase very significantly and non-linearly. Combining these findings, we offer a set of recommendations for future research to address our key research question: How does climate non-stationarity differentially impact transportation infrastructure design, performance and life span?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure - Proceedings of the International Symposium of Climatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure 2013
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780784413326
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventInternational Symposium of Climatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure 2013 - Fairbanks, AK, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameClimatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure - Proceedings of the International Symposium of Climatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium of Climatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure 2013
CountryUnited States
CityFairbanks, AK
Period08/4/1308/7/13

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