Anticipated climate change will, during the coming decades, become increasingly evident in the most varied spheres of life. In unfortunate cases, this can lead to load limits for roads or engineering constructions being reached or exceeded. In order to gain better insight, this research project deals with the development of algorithms to enable the application of values taken from regional climate models (climate change projections) to the conditions on road properties or infrastructures. The project is limited to thermal parameters (temperature changes) and precipitation.
The aim of the research is to clarify as to whether load limits of road structures or engineering constructions are exceeded as a result of climate change. This goes along with a nationwide consideration of federal highways.
For the projection of climate data, the dynamic regional model REMO (Regional Model) will be used. REMO quantifies the distribution of various meteorological parameters for the coming decades with a high spatial and temporal resolution.