First time visitors
to Smog City will want to check out the many things that affect the
air you'll breathe during your visit. The following self-guided tour
will take you to the Weather and Population Control Centers, and to
factories and manufacturers who make consumer products sold and used
by Smog City citizens. Look to the sky where you'll see planes and jets
traveling overhead. Down on street level you'll see cars, trucks, and
trains traveling through Smog City.
- PC or MAC computer
Internet Explorer 3.0
or Netscape 3.0
600 x 800 pixels
- A desire to learn
more about air pollution and what you can do about it
What to Do
major factors affect ground-level ozone in Smog City: weather, population,
and emissions. Smog City lets you modify the environment by adjusting
1. Set weather conditions for your visit. Change the wind speed, the
amount of cloud cover, the maximum temperature, and the presence and/or
height of the inversion layer (the warm layer of air above the ground
that traps pollution below it).
2. Adjust the population level to increase or decrease the number of
citizens in Smog City from zero to double the current population.
3. Use the emissions controls to change the number of:
- cars & trucks
on Smog City roads
- off-road vehicles
(trains, planes, boats) traveling through the City
- factories emitting
- consumer products
used in Smog City
4. Start your tour.
Click on Start to see how your choices affect ozone and your health.
What to Wear