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Station overview—Targinie

Location of Targinie

Map marker is indicative only. It does not reflect the exact location of the station.
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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 7pm 15 October 2019

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM1031very good18.3µg/m³15.6µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Particle PM2.524very good6.8µg/m³6.1µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Visibility9very good20Mm⁻¹20Mm⁻¹ (1hr avg)
Nitrogen dioxide0very good0ppm0ppm (1hr avg)
Sulfur dioxide2very good0.003ppm0.003ppm (1hr avg)
Wind direction27deg
Wind speed1.4m/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
29 August 2019
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