- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of odor sourcing around the Cedar Grove subarea
- GRCC GIS has embraced this project and will develop an approach during the Winter and Sprint 2013 terms.
- Puget Sound Clean Air Agency complaint data (2005-2011) (Excel)
- Puget Sound Clean Air Agency complaint data (2012-03152013) (Excel)
- Cedar Grove Composting distribution of input by type and location (Excel)
- Weather station (1-day) sample (1/1/12) (Excel)
- Weather station (11-month) data (1/1/12-11/30/12) (Excel)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather training flyer (Excel)
- NOAA Mesonet Weather Observations (web site)
- Seattle Times article on Everett CGC (PDF)
- NPR story on mapping by smells (web site)
- The Scientists article on Cyrano Sciences artificial nose (web site)
- NASA article on Cyranose 320 (web site)
- Measuring Composting Odors (PDF)
- Movement of Odors Off-Farm (PDF)
- Odor Trail From Landfill Sites (PDF)
- Odotech Odor Monitoring System (web site)
- Southern California Smell Solid Evidence (web site)
- Strange Smell Plagues Southwest (web site)
- Iowa DNR Odor Measurement (PDF)
- Seattle PI article on Kittitas site (web site)
- Weather Underground (web site)
- OdoWatch-Odor Smart Monitoring (web site)
- Gore cover for organic waste treatment (web site)
- Cedar Hills Landfill 2012 Annual Report (PDF)
- Cedar Hills Landfill (web site)
Current project document (Word) (PDF)
Students provide a number of deliverables including map files and data along with a poster, a a presentation, and a paper. In the case of this project there will also be an implementation plan outline. Those last items can be seen here.
- Project Poster (PDF)
- Project Presentation (PDF)
- Project Paper (pending)
- System Implementation (pending)
Cedar Grove Odor Sourcing
Cedar Grove is a Four Creeks subarea traversed by Cedar Grove Road between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Maple Valley Highway (SR 169)
The subarea has large-footprint facilities including the King County Cedar Hills Landfill, Cedar Grove Composting, Sunset Materials, etc.
For over a decade, local residents in and around the Cedar Grove subarea have endured an increasing odor.
Complaint map (low-res)
Higher resolution maps can be found in the Map>Gallery in the Project group
A barrier to levying accountability is the efficiency and effectiveness of soucing odors. A radical increase in these capabilities will create additional leverage with the source businesses and land owners.
The WA Department of Ecology has granted the Institute for Neurotoxicology & Neurolgical Disorders (INND) a 2-year project (2011-2013) to understand the chemical and physical aspects of the odor. They are applying for a renewal of that grant.
INND web site
PSCAA web site