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Station overview—Coastguard

Location of Coastguard

Map marker is indicative only. It does not reflect the exact location of the station.
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Monitoring at the Townsville Coast Guard site began in 2007 as part of the Townsville Dust Monitoring Program, implemented in response to community concerns about dust impacts from the Port of Townsville operations.

In May 2014 the Townsville Coast Guard station operated by the Queensland Government and the Townsville Port monitoring station operated by Port of Townsville Limited were amalgamated into one joint monitoring station at the Townsville Coast Guard.

The Port of Townsville operates and maintains a boundary air quality monitoring program on behalf of bulk mineral handling customers Glencore, South 32, Northern Stevedoring Services and Flinders TBSH Pty Ltd.

Monitoring period
1 December 2007–
Parameters monitored
  • Particle PM10
  • Particles TSP
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Solar radiation
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Zinc

Current measurements at 6am 13 July 2020

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM1027very good7.8µg/m³13.6µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Particles TSP17very good3.8µg/m³13.9µg/m³ (24hr avg)
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Lead1very good-0.023µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Arsenic0very good-0µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Cadmium0very good-0.007µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Copper0very good-0.006µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Zinc0very good-0.04µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Nickel0very good-0µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Wind direction206deg
Wind speed4.4m/s
Solar radiation0W/m²

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, 0/14 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.

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Last updated
3 December 2019
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