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Accession Number PB2013-102228
Title Winter Design Storm Factor Determination for Airports.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 62p
Personal Author D. Mericas J. Longsworth M. Mangulis N. Schultz
Abstract ACRP Report 81: Winter Design Storm Factor Determination for Airports identifies the relevant factors in defining a winter design storm for use in sizing deicing runoff management systems and components and provides a decision support tool for identifying an appropriate winter design storm for the airport-specific project and the available data. Case studies illustrate how the support tool can be used with real-world examples of projects with different drivers and objectives for managing deicing runoff. While historical weather, facility, and operations data can be helpful in a rigorous analysis to define the winter design storm, it is more likely that partial data are all that will be available, and the case studies demonstrate how limited or partial data can be effectively used in moving forward. The guidebook includes a review of regulations as they pertain to deicing runoff and a discussion of target levels of service. Target level of service refers to the acceptable level of risk of the designed system not meeting performance standards. This guidebook will assist airport planners and engineers in developing an appropriate winter design storm event for their specific requirements. The guidebook will also assist airport operators in communicating their rationale for sizing their systems to environmental regulatory agencies that may have no experience with deicing systems.
Keywords Airports
Deicing runoff
Environmental standards
Weather conditions

Source Agency Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration
National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
85A - Air Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
55 - Atmospheric Sciences
Corporate Author Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. Airport Cooperative Research Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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