CROCUS Field Campaigns



The CROCUS Urban Canyon campaign studies how Chicago’s built environment can influence local weather conditions. Researchers will measure temperature, air quality, wind speed and direction and more to help neighborhoods understand and plan for changing climate conditions. 

July 15, 2024 marks the start of the campaign, which will run until July 29, 2024. The exact location of the campaign is down the Roosevelt Road corridor, starting at University of Illinois Chicago and ending at the Shedd Aquarium.

During this two-week period, scientists and researchers will be highly visible as they launch weather balloons and take measurements at mobile weather monitoring stations. They will measure temperature, wind speed, air quality and other factors. Residents can expect to see scientific equipment in the air, on the roads and around the community.


As additional campaigns are announced, we will continue to update this page.