SENSE

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Who are we?

SENSE is a student research project developed at University of Maryland, that monitors weather, air pollution, and greenhouse gases with low-cost, high-density smart sensors in an urban environment.


Why SENSE?

The current monitoring approach typically consists of high-accuracy but high-cost instruments, which limits their wide-spread use.


Our Idea

  • Using low-cost moderate-precision sensors in a smart network to quantify the spatial characteristics of air pollution gases and GHGs
  • Engaging the community through real-time information display/feedback via web and cell phone apps
  • Empowering individuals and groups for action

WHAT STUDENTS CAN LEARN



Measurement techniques

  • Instrumentation
  • Electronics
  • Networking/communication


Data Collection and Analysis

  • Python
  • C/Fortran
  • Networking/communication


Modeling

  • Mesoscale atmospheric modeling
  • Carbon cycle/chemistry models
  • Data assimilation



Outreach/Management/Leadership

  • Deployment and maintenance of sensor network
  • Dissemination and use of information
  • Working with K-12 students/teachers, residents, companies, colleges and government agencies
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