Dr. Lorena Castro who is part of the research team at University of Iowa led by Dr. Jun Wang developed a website where users can explore the air temperature data from our Operation Healthy Air study. The site has a lot of great features. For instance, you will be able to compare the air temperature from up to six different sensors as well as against a high-resolution air temperature forecast model. You can compare backyards to front yards, streets to city parks or schools, nighttime to daytime, as well as data across days. This post is to give you some tips on how to effectively use the tool. For clarity, the iButton is the name of the air temperature sensor we used in OHA.
First, choose the campaign you are interested in on the left-hand side:
Campaign 1 – Long Beach (June 2017)
Campaign 2 – Inland Empire (July-August 10th, 2017)
Campaign 3 – Inland Empire (August 15th-Sept 30th2017)
After selecting a campaign, you can click on the sensors you interested in displaying.
You can visualize up to 6 sensors at the same time by scrolling down and selecting “More than one button.”
You can add weather forecasted data for that location by clicking “Model data.”
You can also change the range of dates you want to display. Helpful tip: by keeping a narrower timeframe, you get to see many patterns more clearly.
Learn more about the other tools available through the California real time ESMC site developed by the University of Iowa by exploring other tabs at the top of the website.