Scientists test out atmospheric tools at the ATMOS field site on Sept. 20, 2022, at the Argonne National Laboratory, in Lemont, as they finalize the technology that will be put out in the city.
The project, titled CROCUS, is an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory established by Argonne with help from academic and community organizations and civic and industry champions. Their goal is to understand and meet the challenges of Chicago’s changing climate.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Community Research on Climate and Urban Science (CROCUS) will study urban climate change and its implications for environmental justice in the Chicago region. The CROCUS team will conduct novel observational science and create highly accurate climate models. This information will lead to new insights on current and future urban climate challenges and will inform future actions for mitigating and adapting to climate change at the street, neighborhood, and regional levels.