CALIOPE, LA PRIMERA APP PARA CONOCER LA CALIDAD DEL AIRE

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Febrero, 2014. Barcelona Supercomuting Center ha desarrollado CALIOPE, una nueva app para smartphones y tabletas que permite conocer los niveles de la calidad del aire en España

El nuevo sistema de medición de la calidad del aire, desarrollado por el BSC-CNS juntamente con el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y gracias al supercomputador MareNostrum, ha sido creado para conocer la calidad del aire y su pronóstico a un plazo de 24 horas en todo el territorio español.

La aplicación utiliza el GPS de su dispositivo móvil para establecer la ubicación del usuario y mostrar el pronóstico de la calidad del aire en las estaciones mas cercanas a través de cinco categorías: buena, admisible, deficiente, mala y muy mala. Asimismo, CALIOPE informa con los datos de la concentración de los principales contaminantes (ozono, dióxido de nitrógeno, dióxido de azufre y partículas en el aire) disueltos en la atmósfera.

El director del departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra del Barcelona Supercomputing Center, José María Baldasano, explica el lanzamiento de esta aplicación considerando que ‘creemos que hay un creciente interés en conocer la calidad del aire de nuestros pueblos y ciudades y hemos querido facilitar el acceso a esta información a los ciudadanos’.

Los datos los obtienen en tiempo real desde diversos observatorios repartidos por toda la geografía española y en base a los datos aportados por los modelos meteorológicos, el inventario de emisiones químicas o de factores como las advecciones de polvo sahariano, se calculan las estimaciones a 24 horas vista.

Actualmente la aplicación ya se encuentra disponible para sistemas Android y Apple.

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CALIOPE, THE NEW APP TO KNOW THE AIR QUALITY

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The Barcelona Supercomuting Center has developed CALIOPE, a new app for smartphones and tablets that allows to know the levels of air quality in Spain.

The new system for measuring the air quality, developed by the BSC -CNS together with the Ministry of Environment and thanks to MareNostrum supercomputer, has been created to meet the air quality and its forecast within 24 hours in all Spanish territory.

The application uses the GPS of your mobile device to set the location of the user and display the air quality forecast at the nearest stations through five categories: good, acceptable, poor, poor and very poor. Furthermore, CALIOPE reports the data of the concentration of major pollutants (ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate air) dissolved in the atmosphere.

The director of the Earth Sciences Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, José María Baldasano, explains the launch of the application considering that ‘we believe that there is a growing interest in determining the quality of air in our towns and cities and we wanted to provide access of this information to the main public’.

Data is obtained in real time from various observatories scattered throughout the Spanish geography and, based on the data provided by the meteorological models, the inventory of the chemical emissions or factors such as advection of Saharan dust, estimates are calculated to 24 hours view.

The application is now available for Android and Apple systems.

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CALIOPE, THE NEW APP TO KNOW THE AIR QUALITY

caliope zonair3d

The Barcelona Supercomuting Center has developed CALIOPE, a new app for smartphones and tablets that allows to know the levels of air quality in Spain.

The new system for measuring the air quality, developed by the BSC -CNS together with the Ministry of Environment and thanks to MareNostrum supercomputer, has been created to meet the air quality and its forecast within 24 hours in all Spanish territory.

The application uses the GPS of your mobile device to set the location of the user and display the air quality forecast at the nearest stations through five categories: good, acceptable, poor, poor and very poor. Furthermore, CALIOPE reports the data of the concentration of major pollutants (ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate air) dissolved in the atmosphere.

The director of the Earth Sciences Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, José María Baldasano, explains the launch of the application considering that ‘we believe that there is a growing interest in determining the quality of air in our towns and cities and we wanted to provide access of this information to the main public’.

Data is obtained in real time from various observatories scattered throughout the Spanish geography and, based on the data provided by the meteorological models, the inventory of the chemical emissions or factors such as advection of Saharan dust, estimates are calculated to 24 hours view.

The application is now available for Android and Apple systems.

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