algorithms, etc.) of the system have matured and provide a solid template and framework
for an operational capability.
Additional research and development are still needed to improve several aspects of the
system as it is still somewhat ideal in its calculations. Additional research is required in
the areas of fine scale weather modeling, road frost, blowing and drifting snow, and road
condition modeling. The Rules of Practice were improved, but are still limited.
Additional research and development are required to handle an expanded number of
chemical types (e.g., MgCl2, and specialized formulations), treatment scenarios (e.g.,
multiple concurrent treatments), water and chemical solution runoff, and traffic effects on
anti- and deicing chemicals.