Historic Visibility Data Exploration and Analysis
The goal of this project is to explore manual, hourly prevailing visibility data reported from the summit of Mount Washington, NH from roughly 1942 to present for the existence of significant trends or anomalies. If present, significant temporal patterns in visibility will serve as the baseline for future studies of the relationship between visibility and air quality. A public document summarizing the methods and results is available and being shared to external researchers for application to other historic datasets.
Support Needed: Once completed, this foundational work will continue MWO’s focus on exploring, analyzing and publicizing information about all aspects of Mount Washington’s unique climate. Funding is needed to support additional researchers, research support staff and interns to extend this new-found knowledge and help us investigate possible linkages between visibility, air quality, human health, and our changing climate.