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Station overview—Targinie

Location of Targinie

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This station operated from 2000 to 2008, monitoring emissions from the nearby shale oil plant.

Until 2006, the Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) technique measured gas pollutants over 2 light paths of 175m and 350m. Monitoring of these pollutants stopped after recording 18 months of low concentrations, following the closure of the shale oil plant in 2004.

Monitoring period
1 January 2000–
Parameters monitored
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Ozone
  • Particle PM10
  • Particle PM2.5
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Visibility
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed

Current measurements at 2am 2 March 2021

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM2.58very good4.7µg/m³4.7µg/m³ (1hr avg)
Particle PM1011very good13.3µg/m³13.3µg/m³ (1hr avg)
Visibility5very good11Mm⁻¹11Mm⁻¹ (1hr avg)
Nitrogen dioxide5very good0.006ppm0.006ppm (1hr avg)
Sulfur dioxide2very good0.004ppm0.004ppm (1hr avg)
Wind direction117deg
Wind speed1m/s

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, 0/10 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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