Studies & Analysis

Policy Program studies and analysis expand the knowledge base on which societal decisions rest.

 

A Road Weather Research Agenda
A Road Weather Research Agenda

Weather plays a role in 24 percent of all crashes – approximately 1.5 million of them. This study identifies opportunities to take advantage of rapid changes in technology and advances in communications to allow road weather managers to manage traffic and fleets more effectively and to enable motorists to make better decisions. 

November 2010
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Under the Weather
Under the Weather

Vulnerabilities to hospitals and to healthcare continuity from severe weather events.

October 2010

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U.S. Federal Climate Policy: Emission Fees
U.S. Federal Climate Policy: emission fees

The advantages, disadvantages, design pricinples, and remaining needs for carbon fees. 

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Space Weather and Aviation
Space Weather and Aviation

The impact of space weather on aviation safety, economics, and operations.

March 2007

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IEOS/GEOSS Implementation
IEOS/GEOSS Implementation

Challenges and opportunities in the design and implementation of a global earth observing system.

December 2004

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Responding to Climate Predictions
Responding to Climate Predictions

To respond effectively to climate predictions that involve significant seasonal variations, governments also require appropriate policies governing public and private decisions – at the local, national, and international levels.

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Weather and Highway Safety
Weather and Highway Safety

Improving the safety and efficiency of the roads for the benefit of the traveling public.

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Hurricane Preparation & Response
Hurricane Preparation & Response

The policy changes needed to produce weather services, media communications, and emergency management decisions to optimize hurricane preparedness and response.

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