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WinHaze

A computer-imaging software program that simulates visual air quality differences of various scenes.  WinHaze was developed by John Molenar at Air Resource Specialists, Inc.

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Changing a photograph’s appearance to simulate visibility conditions for various air quality levels can be a clear and effective way of illustrating visibility changes. WinHaze, a Level-1 visual air quality model, is now available as freeware.

WinHaze allows the user to input different optical parameters or concentrations of aerosol species, to illustrate how these factors can affect the appearance of a scene using a desktop computer. WinHaze currently includes the following scenic locations and more for photographic simulation:

National Parks:
Acadia, ME
Big bend, TX
Bryce Canyon, UT
Canyonlands, UT
Capitol Reef, UT
Chiricahua, AZ

National Parks:
Grand Canyon, AZ
Great Smoky Mnts, TN
Isle Royale, MI
Shenandoah, VA
Yosemite, CA
Wilderness Areas:
Bridger, WY
Dolly Sods, WV
Great Gulf, NH
James River Face, VA
Shining Rock, NC
West Elk, CO
Urban Scenes:
Boston, MA
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Phoenix, AZ
Tucson, AZ

Mount Zirkel Visibility Study:
Continental Divide Trail North to Mount Ethyl
Mount Zirkel to the Dome
Panorama From Davis Peak South to Mount Zirkel

Project MOHAVE:
Meadview
Red Mountain
Tuweep East
Tuweep West

Instructions for   Downloading and Installing WinHaze

WinHaze is a 32-bit software program that can be installed and run only under Windows 95, NT or 2000. Minimum system requirements include an 800 x 600 16-bit color display set at small fonts.

Winhaze is available from the Air Resource Specialist ftp site at: ftp://ftp.air-resource.com/WINHAZE/

Download WinHazeSetup.exe to a temporary directory, then execute. WinHazeSetup.exe is a self-extracting setup file which will install WinHaze on your system.  This file is 170 megabytes in size.

For more information on WinHaze contact John Molenar at Air Resource Specialists, Inc.
email:  jmolenar@air-resource.com