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Station overview—Cannon Hill

Location of Cannon Hill

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The Cannon Hill monitoring station is situated next to the metropolitan rail line used to transport coal to the Port of Brisbane. The station measures particle levels to assess the progress of ongoing measures to reduce coal dust emissions from rail wagons. Monitoring commenced in February 2014. The Queensland Resources Council, on behalf of the South West System coal producers, Aurizon, Queensland Rail and Queensland Bulk Handling, has funded this monitoring station.

Monitoring period
1 February 2014–
Parameters monitored
  • Ozone
  • Particle PM10
  • Particle PM2.5
  • Particles TSP
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed

Current measurements at 10pm 19 November 2019

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM1080fair28.4µg/m³40.1µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Particle PM2.556good14.5µg/m³14.1µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Ozone30very good0.03ppm0.03ppm (1hr avg)
Particles TSP131poor44µg/m³104.7µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Meteorological
ParameterMeasurement
Wind direction40deg
Wind speed2.1m/s
Humidity76.3%
Temperature23.6°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, 0/9 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
29 August 2019
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