Below are two plots that show today's and yesterday's unvalidated air quality data from the New Town air station. These are indicative data are from a DRX Dustrak, as used in the BLANkET stations.
Please see the information about BLANkET and interpreting the data plots.
Today's unvalidated air quality data from New Town air station
Yesterday's unvalidated air quality data from New Town air station
(If network issues have prevented connection to the station the plot will show the most recently available complete day of data.)
The data for today are automatically updated every 10-15 minutes. If
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The yesterday's data plot shows the real-time values measured for the whole day yesterday. If network issues have prevented data updates the plot will show the most recent complete day of data.
Important Note: These data are indicative only, and are provided for public information. These unvalidated data cannot be used to determine if air quality standards have been exceeded.
Final validated data from reference low-volume air samplers will be available on the EPA Division's website after validation. Visit our validated air quality data pages.
In keeping with legislative requirements the data are reported in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) throughout the year.
PM2.5 is an indicator of smoke. These are the red square symbols in the plots. PM2.5 values below 5 µg m-3 signify very clear air. On a smoky winter's evening in Hobart or Launceston PM2.5 may be near 50 µg m-3 for several hours.
National Environmental Protection Measure (NEPM) Air Standards
The 24-hour reporting standard for PM10 is 50 µg m-3. The 24-hour advisory reporting standard for PM2.5 is 25 µg m-3.