The Visibility Information Exchange Web System (VIEWS)

Monday, July 1, 2002
The Visibility Information Exchange Web System (VIEWS)

Developed an online decision support system to help states, tribes, federal land managers evaluate air quality and visibility in Federally-protected ecosystems according to the stringent requirements of the EPA’s Regional Haze Rule and the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. A primary component of this system was the large-scale relational database management system (RDBMS) that was developed to consolidate the ground-based observational data from over three dozen air quality monitoring networks into a single, unified schema so that it could be analyzed and visualized online via an integrated suite of interactive tools. The database, software, and website infrastructure that was developed for this project was designed to serve as a foundational framework for air quality data management, and was subsequently leveraged and extended to serve the above-mentioned projects as well.

VIEWS website