Air Quality Forecasting for Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
Sonoma Technology has provided air quality forecasts for the state of Louisiana since 2006. These forecasts include predictions of summertime ozone and year-round PM<sub>2.5</sub> concentrations for eight cities across the state. In addition to local emissions, air quality in Louisiana can be impacted by long-range smoke and trans-Atlantic Saharan dust transport. We also produce monthly and year-end reports that summarize meteorological and air quality conditions for Louisiana, focusing especially on high-pollution episodes. Sonoma Technology meteorologists also provide media support under LDEQ’s direction and produce on-demand screening analyses for potential exceptional events such as smoke or dust episodes.
Forecasting Program Lead / Project Manager