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Station overview—Blackwater

Location of Blackwater

Map marker is indicative only. It does not reflect the exact location of the station.
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Established in February 2019, the Blackwater station measures particle levels to assess the impact of coal mining operations in the Blackwater community and surrounding area.

Monitoring period
10 April 2019–
Parameters monitored
  • Particle PM10
  • Particle PM2.5
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed

Current measurements at 12pm 30 September 2020

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM2.59very good5.1µg/m³5.1µg/m³ (1hr avg)
Particle PM1011very good13.1µg/m³13.1µg/m³ (1hr avg)
Meteorological
ParameterMeasurement
Wind direction60deg
Wind speed2.3m/s
Humidity40.4%
Temperature23.5°C
Rainfall0mm

Legend to air quality index colours about index values

  • Very good 0–33
  • Good 34–66
  • Fair 67–99
  • Poor 100–149
  • Very poor >150

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/7 records)

About air quality index values

Our scientists create an air quality index by converting measured pollutant concentrations into index values which make it easier to interpret air quality data by reducing the complexity associated with pollutant concentrations.

The index value is the pollutant concentration expressed as a proportion of the National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality (Air NEPM) standard or the Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008 (Air EPP) objective.

More information about air quality index.

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
12 August 2020
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