AIR MONITORING STATIONS
View data from each station:
- Bertha Ganter – Fort McKay (AMS 1)
- Mildred Lake (AMS 2)
- Lower Camp Met Tower (AMS 3)
- Buffalo Viewpoint (AMS 4)
- Mannix (AMS 5)
- Patricia McInnes (AMS 6)
- Athabasca Valley (AMS 7)
- Fort Chipewyan (AMS 8)
- Barge Landing (AMS 9)
- Lower Camp (AMS 11)
- Millennium (AMS 12)
- Fort McKay South(AMS 13)
- Anzac (AMS 14)
- CNRL Horizon (AMS 15)
- Shell Muskeg River (AMS 16)
- Mobile Air Monitoring Station
- Portable Air Monitoring Station
Bertha Ganter – Fort McKay (AMS 1)
The Bertha Ganter – Fort McKay Station is located near the northwest corner of the Fort McKay Water Treatment Plant. This station was built in the fall of 1997 and replaced a nearby station operated by Alberta Environmental Protection.
The Bertha Ganter – Fort McKay station contains analyzers that continuously measure SO2, TRS, THC, O3, NO, NO2, NOx, PM2.5, global radiation, leaf wetness, humidity, wind speed and direction, and the temperature at a height of 2 m and 10 m. A tipping bucket rain gauge measures precipitation during the summer. Non-continuous measurement devices include a PM10, VOC's, chemical analysis of precipitation, semi-volatile organic compounds and several passives.
|Time of Data:|
2013-05-21 02:00:00 (Mountain Standard Time)
|Temp @ 2m||13.58 deg. C|
|Wind Speed @ 10m||11.31 km/h|
|Relative Humidity||47.54 %|
|Wind Dir. @ 10m||12.11 deg.|
PLEASE NOTE: When ambient concentrations of any pollutant WBEA measures exceeds the Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objective, WBEA has an immediate Reporting Protocol that is put into action. WBEA analyzers continuously monitor ambient air, and in the event of an exceedence the following steps are taken:
1 - The data collection system automatically sends out alarm notifications to WBEA personnel and an independent third party alarm monitoring company.
2 - The alarm company acknowledges the incoming alarm and reports the data and supporting information such as wind conditions, locations, time, etc, to Alberta Environment in real time, or as soon as becoming aware of it.
3 - As the provincial regulator, Alberta Environment uses the data and information from WBEA to follow up as appropriate.