Research at LEAP Lab involves work funded by a variety of sources including the National Science Foundation and USGS. *Past projects
VOLCANIC SMOG: 'VOG'
This NSF-funded project measures volcanic smog 'vog' in Hawaii using a custom low-cost sensor network to understand the volcanic plume's transport and chemistry.
DISASTER AIR QUALITY
This USGS Powell Center Project brings together a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and health practitioners to leverage data from distributed networks of low-cost sensors to explore dynamics and health dimensions of air quality disasters.
GNNIUS URBAN CLIMATE NETWORK
An NSF-funded project to bring together a global team of urban climate scientists and planners to identify research needs and create an urban data analytics platform for data sharing and analysis.
Funded by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, this international collaboration is evaluating the potential of reflective 'cool roof' materials to mitigate extreme urban heat in Tokyo and Denver.
URBAN VEGETATION PHENOLOGY*
This project aims to characterize spatial variations in urban vegetation phenology in the Denver metro region related to micro-climate variations such as air temperature and soil moisture.
RELAQS: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION WITH LOW-COST AIR QUALITY SENSORS*
Together with CU Denver education researchers and partner CU Succeed high school teachers, this study uses custom sensors and lesson activities to evaluate whether low-cost sensors are effective in improving student education outcomes.