Air Quality Monitoring: Verified Hourly Data

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Knowledge Management
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Verified hourly air pollutant monitoring data and meteorological data prepared and published annually by the Ministry of Environment. These data sets contain quality-assured hourly readings from air quality monitoring stations across B.C., from 1980 up to the end of 2017. All data are in Pacific Standard Time.

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Data files are available for: Pollutant Data:
  • AQHI - Air Quality Health Index
  • 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
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)
  • Barometric Pressure (PRESSURE) in kilopascals (kPA) or millibars (mb)
Statistical Summary:

Contains the annual percentiles, means, exceedance counts of the hourly validated PM2.5, PM10, Ozone, NO, NO2, SO2, CO, TRS and H2S.


Monitoring station data

For attribute data of air quality monitoring stations, including station id, station name, station location, and latitude-longitude coordinates, see this record.

Note: Past and current hourly air pollutant data is also available by station or region through on-line tools at the BC Air Data Archive Website.

Data and Resources

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Contact Information

NameJulia.Qi (businessExpert)
EmailJulia.Qi@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameTed Weick (businessExpert)
EmailTed.Weick@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management
NameRobert Williams (pointOfContact)
EmailRobert.Williams@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2015-03-18
Record Last Modified 2021-03-30
Resource Status onGoing