Understory, the weather network and analytics company, unveiled its real-time air quality and weather monitoring technology, Atmosphere, yesterday at the 9th annual Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), an affiliate event of COP24, the 24th Session of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Understory’s Atmosphere delivers hyperlocal insights to civic leaders to initiate and monitor air quality improvement strategies. It is currently live in Dallas, Texas, U.S., identifying high pollutant zones and prescribing actionable remediation steps for air quality improvement. Understory intends to expand Atmosphere to cities around the world throughout 2019.
A network of Understory’s hyperlocal sensors within an urban center uses a combination of weather and air quality data to understand pollutant sources. Atmosphere aggregates and analyzes the data from these sensors to present a clear and concise picture of the urban center’s atmosphere. It is able to pinpoint types and sources of the worst pollutants and forecast the onset of unhealthy levels of indicators, such as ozone and nitrous oxide, in real time. Civic leaders can then take specific actions, such as regulating traffic, enabling tolls and HOV lanes, and administering warnings, to reduce the impact of unhealthy pollutant levels on citizens. Read the full story here.