The State Climate Office has a history of partnership with the North Carolina Division of Air Quality. Both groups have a shared mission to monitor atmospheric conditions across the state, to share that data and its applications to health and safety, and to inform and educate the public.
In our latest collaboration with NC DAQ, we are co-developing a comprehensive Air Quality Portal for the state of North Carolina. This website, currently in development, will house a variety of data and resources relevant to air quality, including:
- A homepage widget to display air quality forecasts and current weather conditions near a user’s location
- The Ambient Information Reporter (AIR) tool, which will be a one-stop source for exploring historical and current air quality and meteorology observations and monitoring stations, along with NC DAQ’s air quality forecasts
- An updated Wind Rose tool for weather stations in North Carolina
- A collection of educational content developed by the SCO and NC DAQ, such as past blog posts about air quality monitoring
The AIR tool is expected to launch during summer 2021, and additional information will be added to the Air Quality Portal in the months ahead.
Through this partnership, our offices are making monitoring data more accessible than ever, and helping to better share and explain the science and climatology behind air quality in North Carolina.