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Station overview—Lennon Drive

Location of Lennon Drive

Map marker is indicative only. It does not reflect the exact location of the station.
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The Lennon Drive monitoring station is situated on the boundary of the Port of Townsville next to rail lines and access roads. In early 2018 this site was upgraded to include real-time continuous PM10 and TSP. In July 2020 a metals monitoring instrument was installed.

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 June 2018–
Parameters monitored
  • Particle PM10
  • Particles TSP
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Solar radiation
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Zinc

Current measurements at 5pm 18 September 2021

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM1015very good17.4µg/m³17.4µg/m³ (1hr avg)
Particles TSP10very good25µg/m³25µg/m³ (1hr avg)
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Lead1very good-0.011µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Arsenic1very good-0.002µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Cadmium0very good-0.001µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Copper0very good-0.011µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Zinc0very good-0.064µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Nickel0very good-0µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Wind direction116deg
Wind speed0.7m/s
Solar radiation204W/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
12 August 2020
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