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Real-time air quality data for Poatina

This page contains real-time data from the BLANKET air station at Poatina (central Tasmania) for today and yesterday. The Poatina station is located in open farm land approximately 3 km north-east of the town, at the foot of the Western Tiers.

The solar-powered BLANkET station was installed at Poatina in late October 2014. It is planned to operate at Poatina for 12 months. The location is of interest as there is evidence that air movement (and hence smoke movement ) is influenced by the effective wall presented by the Tiers. There are also reports of strong winds along the tier valley under certain conditions, which are possibly katabatic and/or foehn winds. The data from the station will provide information on this.

These data are indicative real-time data.

Today's data from Poatina air station

The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top panel) and meteorological data (lower panel) measured today at Poatina.

Poatina real-time air data, image plot

We acknowledge the landowner for allowing use of the site of the station.

Please Note: subject to network connectivity, this plot will be updated approximately every 15 minutes during the day. Use the 'Refresh' or 'Reload' button on your browser (or press F5) to refresh the plot. If networking issues do not allow real-time access on a given day the plot will show the most recently available data.

Yesterday's data from Poatina air station

The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top) and meteorological data (bottom) measured yesterday at Poatina.

Poatina air data from yesterday, image plot

We thank the landowner for use of the site of the station.

Please Note: if network connectivity has prevented remote access to the station the plot will show the most recently available complete day of data.

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134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au