Wind based vector propagation of Los Angeles pollution sources
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Health Vector Services

@tedder42 and @tmarthal

An analysis application to apply simple vector field propagation to point pollution sources to determine near-real time accessible health information.

The NOAA Weather shows Ozone information to represent Air Quality.

From http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ost/air_quality/FAQs.htm

"The ozone maps available as air quality forecasting guidance products represent concentrations of forecasted ground-level ozone. The guidance is used by state and local air quality forecasters to assist them in issuing Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts." 

Data Information

Sources

  • Pollution Sources
    • Factories
    • Fires (temporal)
    • Traffic (temporal, e.g. Waze API)
    • Airports

Future Ideas:

  • Pollen emitters
  • Rancid Smells (e.g. fortune cookie factories, Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant)
  • Mexican factory locations

Transforms:

  • Pollution Propagation -- Wind --** Future, use ocean vector propagation/rivers/etc (water, ocean), sewer overflow

Vulnerable Points

  • Pollution Targets -- Schools -- High Children Density (e.g. Daycare, neighborhoods, etc). -- Population Prone to Respitory Problems (Elderly, hospitals, etc.) -- Parks -- Beaches --** Mobile Apps (temporal point)

Questions? Health inequality between neighborhoods (do higher income families get to live in healthier air conditions?)

City Planning Purposes? Could a planner use a drag+drop interface to place a factory somewhere to see how historic wind propagation affects location of commercial developments. Same with residential zoning regulations -

Where should we go to avoid the Pollution?