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AIRNow
ContactName John White, Tim Dye  +
Contactemail [email protected], [email protected]  +
DataSystemAgencies EPA, National, State and Local Partners  +
DataSystemAppFcstReAnaly AIRNow-Tech is the main technical portal f AIRNow-Tech is the main technical portal for the forecasters and analysts to query, process, and display air quality and meteorological data. Typical types of applications include: * Querying real-time and historical data analysis * Submitting forecasts to the AIRNow program; verifying forecasts * Viewing real-time and historical data * Event reanalysis and reconstruction – See these videos for examples: www.airnowtech.org/Resources/AN-Tech_navigator.wmv and www.airnowtech.org/Resources/hysplit-video.wmv * Operational model verification – See: http://www.airnowdata.org/noaa/display.cfm http://www.airnowdata.org/noaa/display.cfm
DataSystemAppHealth Data and forecasts submitted by the AIRNow Data and forecasts submitted by the AIRNow partner agencies is distributed in many ways to help protect public health: * AIRNow.gov web site (www.airnow.gov) * 30 Media outlets like: **http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/airquality/?state=NC ** http://www.airnowstatus.org/media/cnn2.wmv ** Look at the weather page on USA Today * EnviroFlash – email alerting service * And many others…. email alerting service * And many others….
DataSystemAppModelEval Model initialization and assimilation - http://people.cs.vt.edu/~asandu/Deposit/Sandu_DDDAS.pdf <br /> Model verification<br />
DataSystemAppOther Art and culture: http://www.andreapolli.com/airlight/ - she recently used data from AIRNow in an art exhibit in Boulder.
DataSystemArchInterop Data is available in a variety of common formats – KML, ASCII text, and web services.
DataSystemArchOther Not Given
DataSystemArchSecurity The main security barrier for AIRNow is ge The main security barrier for AIRNow is getting real-time data and products through the EPA firewall. This was overcome by installing a dedicated file transfer server that uses SSH connections to the Data Management Center, as well as SSH to the AIRNow.gov web server. This provides a secure, but rapid, file transfer solution. secure, but rapid, file transfer solution.
DataSystemArchToolsMethods AIRNow Gateway’s use of standardized web services makes those solutions reusable.
DataSystemArchUserFeedbck User feedback is collected from the public via a Comment Handler package. Stakeholder input is collected via the Data Management Center hotline and its staff.
DataSystemCoverage U.S., Canada, and border regions of Mexico from 2002 to present.
DataSystemDataSets Hourly, real-time air quality and meteorol Hourly, real-time air quality and meteorological surface data from throughout the U.S., Canada, and border regions of Mexico. 2000 sites and growing. <br /> Daily air quality forecast issued for over 300 cites/regions<br /> Data feeds with text files, web services, and web sites to many organizations and other systems (AIRNowTech.org, AIRNowGateway.org)<br /> Daily air quality outlooks depicting weather and air quality conditions (http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.outlook)<br /> Daily email forecasts via EnviroFlash<br /> Periodic news pegs describing an air quality event <br /> Educational materials about air quality, pollutants, health effects, forecasting, etc. (http://www.airnow.gov)<br /> , etc. (http://www.airnow.gov)<br />
DataSystemName AIRNow +
DataSystemParam http://www.airnowtech.org/Resources/NewParameters.pdf
DataSystemURL http://see.below%20%20%20%20Several%2C%20see%20below%20under%20%22About%22  +
DataSystemValueAccess AIRNow itself provides AQI data to the public. Raw, numerical data is available to stakeholders via AIRNowTech. AIRNow Gateway is a new addition that provides data streams to a variety of customers, utilizing a web service infrastructure.
DataSystemValueConsolidation AIRNow serves to consolidate real-time data and forecasts from agencies across the country. The AIRNowTech systems also perform some integration by pulling in meteorological data, fire and smoke information, trajectory modeling, etc.
DataSystemValueDecisionSupport Public visualization is via animated GIF m Public visualization is via animated GIF maps, offered on the AIRNow.Gov website. Dynamic visualization may be accomplished via the Navigator tool on AIRNowTech. In addition, AQI current conditions and forecasts are available as KML and can be used for Google Earth mashups (http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=google_earth.main). w.gov/index.cfm?action=google_earth.main).
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DataSystemValueProcess Processing is done at the AIRNow Data Management Center, using Oracle and other custom code. QA/QC and data integration are the primary processing steps at the DMC.
DataSystemValueVis Public visualization is via animated GIF m Public visualization is via animated GIF maps, offered on the AIRNow.Gov website. Dynamic visualization may be accomplished via the Navigator tool on AIRNowTech. In addition, AQI current conditions and forecasts are available as KML and can be used for Google Earth mashups (http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=google_earth.main). w.gov/index.cfm?action=google_earth.main).
EndtoEndIntegration Data processing, QA/QC, integration, and visualization are all performed within the AIRNow system of systems.
PresentationURL http://wiki.esipfed.org/images/f/ff/AIRNow_PUBS.ppt  +
PrimaryDataStorage AIRNow is the primary store for national r AIRNow is the primary store for national real-time air quality data, however the raw data exists at the State, local, or tribal agency level. It is also the store for the official air quality forecast that is issued by state/local agencies. AQS is the official store for this same data. is the official store for this same data.
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