Do blue skies drive away pollution?

We would like to understand pollution microclimates. We would like to statistically understand if urban regions with better access to the sky allow for decreased pollution. We will be combining data from:

  • Estimates of pollution from Chicago’s array of things
  • Congestion estimates from the Chicago data portal
  • Estimates of sky occasion from Google Street view

Using some statistical tests, we would like to quantify some interactions. This project is done in collaboration with the IGL.

Students: Philip Dohm

Supervisor: Richard Sowers