Heat Island Effect Measurement

The heat island effect is an increase in the temperature of urban areas compared to surrounding rural areas. Urban heat islands cause many adverse effects such as health problems, increased energy consumed for cooling, air pollution, water shortage, and climate change. Airqoon is designed to help cities and municipalities monitor this phenomenon using sensors, data analytics, and machine learning algorithms.

Airqoon can be deployed in any city or municipality with many buildings and roads. This increases temperatures due to absorption and radiative heating effects from anthropogenic sources such as vehicles, power plants, and industrial facilities. The system includes a network of air quality sensors installed at strategic locations within the city or municipality, along with weather stations for measuring wind speed, humidity, and temperature. Airqoon’s platform uses the data collected from these sensors to predict what pollutants are present in the air at different times of the day based on historical data collected over time, allowing it to provide actionable environmental intelligence.