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Visualizing Data from Meteorological Station Networks

Meteorological station data remains one of the best tools for informing avalanche safety decisions. For recreationists and practitioners alike, everyone requires information specific to their plan for the day. But parsing through large station networks is often tedious, and information overload can actually limit the amount of information we internalize.  Additionally, few recreationists understand the complexities at each station and looking at less than ideal data can be misleading.

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Understanding Continuous Particulate Monitors

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) defines particle pollution into two categories:

  • PM10 – Particulate matter with a diameter less than 10 microns,
  • PM2.5  – Particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 microns, also known as “fine particles.”

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