Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

The color of the sky varies depending on the composition of the air. The particles lingering in the atmosphere scatter the components of the light based on their wavelength in relation to particle size. Thus, the color of the sky depends on what wavelengths are scattered while the light travels through our atmosphere.

By analyzing the color of the sky using computer image processing, it is possible to determine the quality of the air in an area. It is possible to classify pictures of the sky into clean or polluted air and have a computer estimate the category any other picture belongs to.

Keywords

Air quality – Measurement; Image processing – Digital techniques

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Sciences

Language

English

Comments

Mentor: Evangelos Yfantis