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MoldRANGE™ Local Climate

We've enhanced the MoldRANGE™ report!

The MoldRANGE™ Local Climate Report is a new supplemental report that contains more specific outdoor reference information for your area. EMLab P&K is the only laboratory that equips you with scientifically-developed and statistically accurate tools like this new report to assist you in your mold investigations.

The MoldRANGE™ Local Climate report uses your sampling location zip code to identify the EMLab Climate code in that area. Using information available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather database, the EMLab Climate code sharpens the precision of the MoldRANGE™ reporting system, providing more reliable estimates of the range and average concentrations of the different airborne fungal spore types for each region.

What Does The MoldRANGE™ Local Climate Report Tell Me?

Since the climate and outside spore distribution across even a single state may vary depending upon your location, this report breaks single states or groups of states into smaller groupings (called EMLab Climate codes) based upon climate data from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. The spore type data comes from EMLab P&K's unparalleled database of over 600,000 spore trap samples, including over 180,000 samples that are categorized by zip code. We evaluated each grouping and displayed the typical frequency and counts of a given spore type within that EMLab Climate code. This gives you a point of reference for the number and types of spores usually present in the outdoor air in your area across the month of sampling and the entire year.

What Does The New Report Look Like?

Based on your project's zip code, your MoldRANGE™ reference data will be more precise and useful. Here's an example of what your report will include (view sample report):

Sample of MoldRANGE Local Climate Report

Where Is The MoldRANGE™ Local Climate Report Available?

U.S. States and Regions where MoldRANGE Local Climate Reports are currently available

The new report is currently available across the entire contiguous United States. The following U.S. states have state-specific reports based on zip codes. Other states have regional reports based on similar climates within the respective regions (see below for details). We plan to continue releasing state-specific MoldRANGE™ Local Climate reports as we gather more data. In the meantime, please continue sending samples from your area and include zip codes for your outdoor samples.

State-specific Reports
U.S. State Release Date
Arizona February 2015
California* August 2013
Colorado March 2015
Florida February 2015
Illinois March 2015
Maryland September 2015
Nevada August 2015
New York September 2015
Ohio April 2015
Oregon April 2015
Texas March 2015
Washington April 2015
More Coming soon…
 
Regional Reports
U.S. Climate Region Release Date
Northeast May 2015
Ohio Valley (Central) May 2015
South May 2015
Southeast May 2015
Northern Rockies (West North Central) June 2015
Northwest June 2015
Southwest June 2015
Upper Midwest (East North Central) June 2015

*The MoldRANGE™ California Climate report was developed using the Köppen-Geiger climate classifications.

Why Does My State Receive Regional Reports?

We created Regional reports for states where we don't have a statistically significant number of outdoor samples with zip codes associated with those samples. The regions are based on NOAA's climate regions (see map below) where the states have similar climate characteristics.

What's Different Between State and Regional Reports?

The only difference is the "Typical Outdoor Data" section for Regional reports is from a set of U.S. states based on NOAA's U.S. climate regions (see map below), rather than one specific U.S. state.

When Will My State Change to a State-specific Report?

Keep sending samples in your area and include zip codes for your outdoor samples. We'll eventually be able to convert your state from a regional report to a state-specific report. We continuously update data as we receive more outdoor samples with zip codes associated with them.

What Are The U.S. Climate Regions?

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center identified the following nine climatically consistent regions within the contiguous United States. Below is a map of NOAA's U.S. Climate Regions as well as a list of those regions (alphabetical order by region) showing the U.S. states in each region.

NOAA's U.S. Climate Regions by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Source: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

Region Name U.S. States in Region
Central Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Kentucky (KY), Missouri (MO), Ohio (OH), Tennessee (TN), West Virginia (WV)
East North Central Iowa (IA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Wisconsin (WI)
Northeast Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), Vermont (VT)
Northwest Idaho (ID), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA)
South Arkansas (AR), Kansas (KS), Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS), Oklahoma (OK), Texas (TX)
Southeast Alabama (AL), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Virginia (VA)
Southwest Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), New Mexico (NM), Utah (UT)
West California (CA), Nevada (NV)
West North Central Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), North Dakota (ND), South Dakota (SD), Wyoming (WY)

What Are EMLab Climate Codes? And What Do They Mean?

The EMLab Climate code system is a novel and patent-pending classification system that uses data from the NOAA database to define unique climate zones by state (Local) or across groups of states (Regional). The following local climate variables from NOAA are assigned a letter code of A (Above the statewide average for that variable) or B (Below the statewide average for that variable):
  1. Annual High Temperature
  2. Elevation
  3. Rainfall/Precipitation
  4. Monthly Temperature Range
  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The result is a 4-character code assigned to each statewide zip code, referred to as the EMLab Climate Code. Below are some examples of decoded EMLab Climate Codes:

EMLab Climate Code Annual High Temp. Elevation Rainfall/Precipitation Monthly Temp. Range
AAAA Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average
AABB Above Average Above Average Below Average Below Average
BBAA Below Average Below Average Above Average Above Average

The actual outdoor air sample data from matching local climate codes in each state are then compiled in a manner relating typical spore concentrations and frequency of occurrence.

How Was The MoldRANGE™ Local Climate Report Developed?

We mapped NOAA's database of weather and geography to our proprietary database of outdoor spore trap samples with known zip codes. We assessed and analyzed our patent-pending system using orthogonal array experimental design techniques. We then compared the results to the typical ranges of spore types found when grouping zip codes using the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system – one of the most widely used systems for classifying the world's climates. The EMLab Climate codes showed improved granularity and refinement of the zip code groupings, implying a better representation of the expected range of spore types to be found within an individual zip code. After performing months of rigorous testing, quality control, and data validation, MoldRANGE™ Local Climate utilizes over 585 million data points from NOAA's database of weather and geography combined with over 180,000 zip code-based outdoor spore trap samples from our proprietary database.

How Is The New Report Similar To The Original?

Like the original MoldRANGE™, MoldRANGE™ Local Climate helps you:

  • Avoid additional remediation when it's not needed
  • Calm clients who panic over what they think are high quantities of mold spores
  • Interpret data when you have to take outdoor samples in bad weather or with snow cover

How Can I Receive The New Report for My Projects?

When you take mold samples in the U.S. states listed above, simply contact your EMLab P&K Project Manager and include the zip code for your projects. Without your project's zip code, you will receive the original MoldRANGE™ report.

We hope you will find the new MoldRANGE™ Local Climate report useful. You can learn more about MoldRANGE™ by watching this video by Dr. Harriet Burge.

Watch the MoldRANGE™ video and learn from Dr. Harriet Burge!

Watch the MoldRANGE Video and Learn from Dr. Harriet Burge!

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Sample Report for MoldRANGE Local Climate
Sample Report
for MoldRANGE™ Local Climate



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