We all wonder what is in the air for 2006 - but for people with asthma and other breathing problems, advance knowledge of air pollution levels is very important. An ESA-backed project is forecasting daily forecasts via text message to selected individuals in parts of London and the London borough of Croydon.
As the video above recounts, the service anticipated especially high levels of air pollution during late June 2005, when a concentrated air pollution mass formed over central Europe. The winds carried that pollution to England, with ozone reaching harmful levels in London on 24 to 26 June.
However as part of a portfolio of services called PROMOTE, this development was predicted by the sophisticated French air quality modelling service PREVAIR. Another PROMOTE service, YourAir, then included these inputs when modelling local air quality in the London borough of Croydon.
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