Do Blue Skies drive away pollution?

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Richard Sowers

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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 occusion from Google Street view

Using some statistical tests, we would like to quantify some interactions.


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Undergrad Prerequisites

Advanced coding skills (python, openCV) and statistics (ANOVA) required.