Following is a list of freeware that provides databases and electronic publications related to air quality. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Air Markets Program Data
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. The Air Markets Program Data tool allows users to search EPA data to answer scientific, general, policy, and regulatory questions about industry emissions.

Air Markets Program Data (Prepackaged Data Sets)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. Provides commonly requested emissions, allowance, and compliance data bundled so users can easily download large amounts of data without having to submit multiple database queries. Download daily, hourly, or raw hourly emissions data by state and year.

AirCasting App
By HabitatMap. AirCasting is an Android app for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap. AirCasting is an open source project.

AirCompare
By Cross-Agency U.S. Government. How does the air quality in my city compare with other cities? What time of year has the best air quality? Has the air quality in my city improved? AirCompare provides local air quality information to help you make informed, health-protective decisions about moving or vacationing.

AIRData
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRData Web site gives you access to air pollution data for the entire United States. Want to know the highest ozone level measured in your state last year? Ever wonder where air pollution monitoring sites are located? Are there sources of air pollution in your town? You can find out here! AIRData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify.

AIRNow
By Cross-Agency U.S. Government. The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites.

AIRNow Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRNow mobile application provides real-time air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day. You can get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as "code orange." Available for iPhone and Android.

AP-42: Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors (Mobile Sources)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources. "Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, Volume II: Mobile Sources" (commonly referred to as "AP-42") has two sections, I - Highway Vehicles and II - Nonroad Mobile Sources. Section I provides extensive information about the highway vehicle emission factor model, currently MOBILE5, and includes numerous tables of both values used in the model and "look-up tables" of emission factors produced by the model. Section II provides emission factor information, in the form of look-up tables, for a wide range of nonroad mobile sources (including agricultural equipment, construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment, aircraft and aircraft engines, locomotives, marine vessels, and miscellaneous types of equipment).

Applicability Determination Index System
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurances (OECA), Manufacturing, Energy and Transportation Division (METD). The Applicability Determination Index (ADI) is a database that contains memoranda issued by EPA on applicability and compliance issues associated with the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (with categories for both NESHAP, Part 61, and MACT, Part 63), and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). There are also separate categories for asbestos (Part 61, Subpart M) and woodstoves (Part 60, Subpart AAA). Recently issued determinations are added to the database on a quarterly basis.

AQI Calculator: AQI to Concentration
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). Select a criteria pollutant and enter the Air Quality Index (AQI); the associated pollutant concentration and health information are indicated.

AQI Calculator: Concentration to AQI
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). Select a criteria pollutant and enter the pollutant concentration in the specified units; the Air Quality Index and associated information are calculated.

CAIT Climate Data Explorer
By World Resources Institute. Provides access to comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets, as well as other climate-relevant indicators, to enable analysis on a wide range of climate-related data questions in climate change policymaking.

Carbon Footprint Calculator
By Carbon Footprint Ltd. Calculates your carbon footprint for your home and transportation. A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. Also includes ways to purchase carbon offsets.

E-GRID Spreadsheets Version 2002
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID) contains data on environmental characteristics of electric power generation. An integration of 12 different federal data bases, E-GRID provides air pollutant emission and resource mix information for thousands of individual power plants and generating companies. E-GRID provides emissions per unit of electricity, permitting direct comparisons of pollution levels from different power sources, and also shows, for individual plants, companies, states, and regions, the amount and percentage of power from different resources, such as coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. E-GRID Spreadsheets Version is accessible by viewing spreadsheets. Requires MS Excel or comparable spreadsheet software.

eGRID
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) is a comprehensive inventory of environmental attributes of electric power systems. The preeminent source of air emissions data for the electric power sector, eGRID is based on available plant-specific data for all U.S. electricity generating plants that provide power to the electric grid and report data to the U.S. government. eGRID contains air emissions data for nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and mercury.

eGRIDweb
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the United States. eGRID is unique in that it links air emissions data with electric generation data for United States power plants.

EIS Code Tables
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The Emissions Inventory Systems Code Tables (including the Source Classification Codes (SCC) codes. These codes are used as a primary identifier in EPA's AIRS Facility Subsystem (AFS), National Emission Trends (NET) database, Factor Information and Retrieval database (FIRE), and many State agency emissions data systems.

Electronic Data Reporting (EDR) Format
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. Version 2.2 of the Electronic Data Reporting (EDR) Format for the US EPA Acid Rain Program Part 75 rule revisions and Subpart H reporting. In PDF format.

Envirofacts Warehouse
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Allows you to retrieve environmental information from EPA databases on Superfund sites, drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste and Biennial Reporting System data, water discharge permits, and grants information. Use online queries to retrieve data or generate maps of environmental information by choosing from several mapping applications available through EPA's Maps On Demand.

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)
By Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). Find information about environmental treaties and national resource indicators relevant to nine global environmental issues: 1) land use/land cover change and desertification, 2) global climate change, 3) stratospheric ozone depletion, 4) transboundary air pollution, 5) conservation of biological diversity, 6) deforestation, 7) oceans and their living resources, 8) trade and the environment, and 9) population.

EPA Data Finder
By US Environmental Protection Agency. This site is a single place to find a vast selection of EPA data sources, organized into topics such as air and water that are in easily downloadable formats. Data Finder points to data in downloadable formats to speed up environmental research. For each data source, you can see a basic overview, including the geographic scale and other contextual information, then access the data source itself.

Fire Wars
By NOVA Online. Video: How much do forest fires contribute to global warming?

GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Database
By United Nations Environment Programme. Graphics and maps that show pollution and atmosphere and climate change globally. Generally free for non-commercial use if source listed.

MetEd Modules
By Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education & Training (COMET). Modules of meteorology education courses as a webcast or web presentation. Topics include floods, wind, hazaroudous weather, forecasting, dust, dispersion modeling, and watersheds.

Monitoring Data Checking (MDC) Software
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Acid Rain Program. Allows regulated industry and State agencies to enter, analyze, print and export electronic monitoring plan, certification and quality assurance data for the OTC NOx Budget Program and the Acid Rain Program.

Nationwide Air Quality Forecast
By Cross-Agency U.S. Government. Nationwide daily air quality forecasts provided by State and local Air Agencies for over 300 major U.S. cities.

NOAA Photo Collection
By US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More than 10,000 downloadable photos and images of oceans, the atmosphere, and the history of the pioneers who began the study of the environment in the United States.

Ozone Air Quality Conditions
By Cross-Agency U.S. Government. Nationwide and regional real-time ozone air quality maps covering 46 US States and parts of Canada. These maps are updated daily every hour.

Real Costs
By Michael Mandiberg. A Firefox plug-in that inserts emissions data into travel related e-commerce websites.

Search the EPA Internet
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Search the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) web site.

SPECIATE
By US Environmental Protection Agency. SPECIATE is the EPA's repository of total organic compound (TOC) and particulate matter (PM) speciation profiles of air pollution sources. It includes more than 4,000 PM and TOC profiles.

State Implementation Plans -- Region 5
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Air and Radiation. Contains State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for each state in Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). SIPs are a collection of regulations that explain how a State will clean up polluted areas under the Clean Air Act.

The UNEP Carbon Calculator
By United Nations Environment Programme. Users of this iPhone application can calculate their personal carbon footprint for journeys taken by air, train, or road. They will then be shown the equivalent area of a particular ecosystem (such as a tropical forest) that can absorb this amount of carbon dioxide.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) on Envirofacts
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Contains information on chemical emissions from more than 20,000 facilities in the United States. This information is updated each year from reports that the facilities provide to EPA. The purpose of the TRI is to provide information to citizens, community leaders, and officials about releases of toxic chemicals in their communities. Information from the TRI helps citizens and public officials hold companies accountable and make informed decisions about the management of toxic chemicals in their communities and about potential risks.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) on TOXNET
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Contains information on chemical emissions from almost 23,000 facilities in the United States. This information is updated each year from reports that the facilities provide to EPA. The purpose of the TRI is to provide information to citizens, community leaders, and officials about releases of toxic chemicals in their communities. Information from the TRI helps citizens and public officials hold companies accountable and make informed decisions about the management of toxic chemicals in their communities and about potential risks.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) PDF Files by State
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) provides state reports about releases and transfers of chemicals and compounds. Each report contains overall state information regarding releases and transfers, a list of the top five chemicals released or transfered, off-site, in that state, and a list of the top ten facilities that released or transfered, off-site, the greatest amount of chemicals. The purpose of the TRI is to provide information to citizens, community leaders, and officials about releases of toxic chemicals in their communities. Information from the TRI helps citizens and public officials hold companies accountable and make informed decisions about the management of toxic chemicals in their communities and about potential risks.

TRI Comparative Analysis Tool -- Air Data Sources
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. This TRI Comparative Analysis tool allows users to compare records from the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) with those from the Air Facility System (AFS).

WebFIRE
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). This Internet version of FIRE provides access to the Agency’s air emissions factors information.

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