OzoneMap provides a real-time ozone map that allows residents of the Houston region to make informed decisions about protecting their health by limiting personal exposure to unhealthy levels of ground level ozone.
Ozone does not reach unhealthy levels every day, and even when we do experience an ozone event it is not necessarily dangerous for the entire Houston region.
The easy to interpret ozone visualization, based on monitored values from the Houston region's 40+ ozone monitors, allows users to check when and where ozone has reached unhealthy levels in real-time. In fact, the users have two visualization options: In the default visualization option the ozone event is treated similar to a storm event: if no ozone is present then the map is clear. In the alternative visualization option if no ozone is present the map is painted green.
Users can also access past data as well as customize the map for interpolated values at specific locations such as your home, child's school or favorite outdoor recreational area.
OzoneMap was developed by the Computational Physiology Lab at the University of Houston in collaboration with the UH Honors College, American Lung Association and Air Alliance Houston.