Air Quality Monitoring: Unverified Hourly Air Quality and Meteorological Data

Published by the Ministry of Environment - Knowledge Management
Licensed under Open Government License - British Columbia

Unverified raw hourly air pollutant monitoring and meteorological data collected by the Ministry of Environment. These data sets contain the latest month of raw hourly readings from air quality monitoring stations across B.C, up to the latest hour in Pacific Standard Time (PST). This does not include data originating from Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Regional Districts. For current conditions for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Regional Districts please visit http://gis.metrovancouver.org/airmap/

This data is not quality-assured. Historical quality-assured air data is available here: https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/77eeadf4-0c19-48bf-a47a-fa9eef01f409

Data files are available for:

Current Air Quality Data:

•Carbon monoxide (CO) in parts per million (ppm)
•Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and Total reduced sulfur (TRS) in ppb
•Nitric oxide (NO) in parts per billion (ppb)
•Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in ppb
•Sulfur dioxide (SO2) in ppb
•Ground-level ozone (O3) in ppb
•PM2.5 (particulate matter with diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less) in micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3)
•PM10 (particulate matter with diameter of 10 micrometres or less) in ug/m3

Current Meteorological Data:

• Air Temperature (TEMP) in degrees Celsius (°C)
• Relative Humidity (HUMIDITY) in percent (%)
• Wind Speed (WSPD) in meters per second (m/s)
• Wind Direction (WDIR) in degrees from true north/azimuth (°)
• Precipitation (PRECIP) in millimeters (mm)
• Snow depth (SNOW) in centimeters (cm)
• Barometric Pressure (PRESSURE) in kilopascals (kPA) or millibars (mb)
• Water Vapor Pressure (VAPOUR) in kilopascals (kPA) or millibars (mb)

Monitoring Locations

• Locations of all current and historical air and meteorological stations including Latitude and Longitude

Data and Resources

Additional Information

Purpose

This dataset is intended to provide current air quality and meteorological data in raw format to the public.

Data Quality

This data has not been quality-assured.

Data is accessible in raw form before all quality assurance reviews are complete. This data is preliminary and is subject to change during the review process.

All historical quality-assured data is available here: https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/77eeadf4-0c19-48bf-a47a-fa9eef01f409

Lineage Statement

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Contact Information

NameRobert Gibson (businessExpert)
EmailRobert.Gibson@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameRobert Williams (businessExpert)
EmailRobert.Williams@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameJerome Robles (businessExpert)
EmailJerome.Robles@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2016-09-02
Record Last Modified 2016-09-02
Resource Status onGoing

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