Where do air quality forecasts come from?
When are forecasts updated?
What is the Air Quality Index (AQI)?
Where do I find more information on air quality?
Can I change the appearance, size, or functions of AirUpdate?
What other features are available?
How do I install AirUpdate?
   
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Where do air quality forecasts come from?
Air quality forecasts are produced by state and local air quality agencies and are publicly and freely available on the Environmental Protection Agency’s AIRNow web site (www.airnow.gov). STI distributes these air quality forecasts through AirUpdate as a service and is not responsible for forecast accuracy.
When are forecasts updated?
Each air quality agency submits Air Quality Index forecasts at different times throughout the day. Air quality forecasts are generally updated between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time.
What is the Air Quality Index?
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a standardized scale for reporting daily air quality. It classifies how clean or polluted your outdoor air is, and what associated health effects might be of concern. The AQI focuses on health effects someone may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. The U.S. EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect public health. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/airnow/aqi.html.
Where do I find more information on air quality?
You can learn more about air quality at AIRNow (www.airnow.gov) or from your local air quality agency. To find your local air quality agency, click on your state at www.epa.gov/airnow/where.
Can I change the appearance, size, or functions of AirUpdate?
To customize the AirUpdate features or appearance, contact Sonoma Technology, Inc. for more information:
Patrick Zahn – pzahn@sonomatech.com
Alan Healy – ahealy@sonomatech.com
Sonoma Technology, Inc.
1455 N.McDowell Blvd, Suite D
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707-665-9900
FAX: 707-665-9800
What other features are available?
Other available features are
-Current Air Quality Index readings and 5-day forecasts
-Action days status
-Customized links
-Graphics or logos of local air quality agencies
-Current AQI maps as a thumbnail

Contact Sonoma Technology, Inc. for more information (airupdate@sonomatech.com).
 
How do I install AirUpdate?
Installing AirUpdate involves registering at www.AirUpdate.info, generating a line of
code for your console, and placing this code on your web page.

1. Go to www.AirUpdate.info.
2. Choose a console style and layout, and click the "Get it now!" button.
3. Fill out the brief form and click the "Get AirUpdate" button.
4. View a preview of your AirUpdate console, read license agreement, and click
the "I Accept" button.
5. An e-mail will be sent to you immediately. Follow the link within the e-mail to
see your console code.

6. Copy the line of code to your clipboard, and paste it into your HTML web
page. The code can be placed anywhere within the "body" tags on your HTML
page.