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Air Quality in European Cities

Project Goal & Motivation

Air pollution has a significant influence on urban health. Data visualization might help for a better understanding of this topic. The project aims to answer the following research questions:

1. How did air quality vary in different cities in Europe in 2018?
2. What conclusions can be drawn from the relationship between air pollution and weather data?

To answer these questions, this projects visualizes air quality for 20 major European cities in the year 2018. This enables a comparison between the different urban areas in Europe, both temporally and spatially. Moreover, the pollution data can be plotted against several weather characteristics to show possible correlations. This may help to identify challenges resulting from weather phenomena such as heat waves, droughts and calms which are will occur more frequently due to climate change. Our conclusion can be found here.

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