Air Quality Forecasting and Outreach Support for Sacramento, California
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD)
Sonoma Technology provides daily air quality forecasting, web services, and outreach support to help SMAQMD achieve its goals of protecting public health and the environment in the Sacramento region. We operate SMAQMD’s innovative Spare The Air summertime ozone and Check Before You Burn (CBYB) wintertime PM<sub>2.5</sub> forecasting programs. We also designed and operate SMAQMD’s data-rich <a href="/projects/4206" target="_blank">Spare The Air website</a> and created and maintain the Air Alert forecast and real-time email notification system. In addition, we develop ozone and PM<sub>2.5</sub> forecasting tools to produce accurate and reliable air quality forecasts. Our extensive analyses demonstrated that SMAQMD’s CBYB program effectively reduces PM<sub>2.5</sub> concentrations in the Sacramento region.
Patrick H. Zahn
Forecasting Program Lead / Project Manager