Early warning environmental information for the atmospheric environment: The AIRTHESS system

The present paper provides information on air quality (AQ) related early warning information provision, environmental information systems, and the way that such systems may support the quality of everyday life. On this basis, the paper presents the AIRTHESS system, being in operation in Thessaloniki, Greece.

AIRTHESS is an informatics system for the early notification and information provision of citizens concerning air pollution problems. Computational intelligence methods are applied for the forecasting of concentration levels, while the most up-to-date technologies for internet and mobile phone information services are incorporated. In addition, historical data coming from the monitoring network of the Region of Central Macedonia are made accessible to the public via an internet-based, graphics environment. The paper reports on the design, development and functional details of the system, and draws conclusion concerning the way that such systems should be constructed and operated.

Copyright: © Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Source: 2nd International Conference 2009 (Juni 2009)
Pages: 6
Price: € 5,00
Autor: Kostas Karatzas
K. Nikolaou

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