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Mecklenburg County Air Quality GLOBE Project

Student(s):D. Eady, V. Virella, J. Barra, M. Powell, D. Eaddy, C. Alert, U. Aloza, E. Rauch, S. Murray-G, B. Chen, M. Mayo, J. Kelly
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Educator(s):Sue Zingher, Michael Pilarski
Report Type(s):
Protocols:(Protocol Deactivated), Aerosols
Date Submitted:06/13/2013
ozone map
The purpose of the project was to collect air quality data from weather stations at JM Alexander Middle School of Huntersville, North Carolina and Moorehead STEM Academy of Charlotte, North Carolina. The research question was "Is there a relationship between air quality, population growth, and respiratory health?" Students were to collect daily temperature, relative humidity, cloud cover, wind direction and ground ozone data at or around solar noon. We followed GLOBE Ozone and Atmosphere Protocols. Our results are inconclusive due to inconsistent data collection.