Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3481–3501, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3481-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3481–3501, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3481-2019

Model evaluation paper 07 Aug 2019

Model evaluation paper | 07 Aug 2019

The road weather model RoadSurf (v6.60b) driven by the regional climate model HCLIM38: evaluation over Finland

Erika Toivonen et al.

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AR by Erika Toivonen on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2019) by David Lawrence

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AA by Erika Toivonen on behalf of the Authors (01 Aug 2019)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (05 Aug 2019) by David Lawrence
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Short summary
We evaluated the skill of the road weather model RoadSurf to reproduce present-day road weather conditions in Finland when driven by a high-resolution regional climate model. Simulated road surface temperatures and conditions were compared to observations between 2002 and 2014 at 25 Finnish road weather stations. RoadSurf accurately captured the main characteristics of road weather conditions. Thus, this model can be used to study the future scenarios of road weather in the study area.