Auckland Point (Gladstone) 2015 hourly air quality and meteorological data


Period of operation: 1 January to 31 December 2015
Site location: Latitude: -23.8349; Longitude: 151.2539
AS/NZS 3580.1.1:2007 site classification: Neighbourhood
AS/NZS 3580.1.1:2007 compliance (pollutants): Complies fully
AS/NZS 3580.14:2011 compliance (meteorology): Complies, except for:

  • Located on southern side of slope below a ridge.
  • Trees within 20 metres of the monitoring site.
  • Temperature and relative humidity sensors located 10 metres above ground level (from 17 December).

Wind: Ultrasonic sensor

  • Data invalid from 1 January to 16 December due to sensor fault
  • Height above ground level: 10 metres.
  • The wind direction sensor is aligned to magnetic north. The reported wind direction is referenced to true north by application of a magnetic declination correction of +10 degrees to the sensor output value.

Temperature: Capacitive ceramic sensor

  • Height above ground level: 3 metres (1 January to 17 December)
  • 10 metres (17 December to 31 December).

Relative humidity: Capacitive thin film polymer sensor (17 December to 31 December)

  • Height above ground level: 10 metres.

Rainfall: Vaisala RAINCAP® precipitation sensor (17 December to 31 December)

  • Height above ground level: 10 metres.

Barometric pressure: Capacitive silicon sensor (17 December to 31 December)

  • Height above ground level: 10 metres.

PM10: Tapered Element Oscillating Balance (TEOM) Model 1400AB operated in accordance with AS 3580.9.8—2001

  • Measurement values do not compensate for loss of semi-volatile components from the collected particulate matter.
  • Instrument output values are adjusted in accordance with US EPA equivalence designation method EQPM-1090-079 requirements (scaled by 1.03, offset by +3.0).
  • After adjustment, negative hourly PM10 concentrations less than -0.5 µg/m^3 are removed and concentrations between -0.5 µg/m^3 and 0.0 µg/m^3 are set to 0.0 µg/m^3.

UPDATED 23/04/2018: New dataset uploaded with corrections.

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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Date timestamp
Time text
Wind Direction (degTN) text
Wind Speed (m/s) text
Wind Sigma Theta (deg) text
Wind Speed Std Dev (m/s) text
Air Temperature (degC) numeric
Relative Humidity (%) text
Rainfall (mm) text
Barometric Pressure (hPa) text
PM10 (ug/m^3) numeric

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Last updated August 28, 2019
Created April 22, 2016
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