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BLANkET Reports

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Reports available on this page are:

  • BLANkET Technical Reports - extended analysis using BLANkET network and other data on smoke in Tasmania
  • BLANkET Brief Reports - short reports similar to the full technical reports
  • CASANZ conference papers - papers presented by the Air Section, EPA Tasmania, at the biennial meeting of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ). [There may be minor differences between the versions here and the final papers available from CASANZ.]
  • Other reports - miscellaneous other analyses​
Notes: 

  • Some documents on this page may not meet current accessibilty standards. Please contact us if you require assistance.
  • Older reports on this page have been archived. For access to archived material please contact us.

Air Specialist
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au


BLANkET Tec​​hnical Reports

Archived Reports

BLANkET Technical Report 1 - General description of the BLANkET project, 2009

BLANkET Technical Report 2 - Winter smoke at Derby, July 2009

BLANkET Technical Report 3 - Winter smoke at Lilydale, May and June 2009

​BLANkET Technical Report 4 - Sea-salt aerosols, May 2009

BLANkET Technical Report 5 - Dust from the Simpson Desert, September 2009

BLANkET Technical Report 6 - Bushfire smoke across northern Tasmania, November 2009

BLANkET Technical Report 7 - Smoke from a Huon burn measured at Howden and Hobart, April 2009

BLANkET Technical Report 8 - Smoke detected at St Helens BLANkET station, 9 July 2009

BLANkET Technical Report 9 - Smoke in northern Tasmania, 17 March 2010

BLANkET Technical Report 10 - Review of 2010 air quality data for Tasmania

BLANkET Technical Report 11 - Smoke in northern Tasmania, 20-22 October 2010

BLANkET Technical Report 12 - Smoke from a planned burn in north-central Tasmania, 19 November 2010  

BLANkET Technical Report 13​ - Smoke from a planned burn - middle Tamar Valley, 4 November 2010

BLANkET Technical Report 14 - Smoke at George Town, 6 December 2010

BLANkET Technical Report 15 - Smoke in the Channel region - Southern Tasmania, 7 March 2011

BLANkET Technical Report 16 - Smoke in Southern Tasmania, 15 March 2011

BLANkET Technical Report 17 - Smoke and katabatic winds at Burnie, April 2010, April 2011 & February 2012

BLANkET Technical Report 18 - An agricultural burn at Nile, north-central Tasmania, December 2011

BLANkET Technical Report 19 - Smoke in the Derwent and Tamar valleys, 28-29 March 2011

BLANkET Technical Report 20 - Planned burn smoke in the Huon Valley, 14 March 2012

BLANkET Technical Report 21 - Analysis of smoke in the Derwent Valley, 1-2 April 2012

​​BLANkET Technical Report 22 - Review of 'Burn Brighter 2012', and summary of smoke surveys in several Tasmanian towns, 2010-2012

BLANkET Technical Report 23 - Air quality and the January 2013 Tasmanian bushfires

BLANkET Technical Report 24 - Smoke from the Mt Direction fuel-reduction burn, 29-30 May 2013

BLANkET Technical Report 25 - Smoke from an agricultural burn-off near Campbell Town, 16 July 2013

BLANkET Technical Report 26 - Smoke in northwest Tasmania, 8 October and 12 November 2013

BLANkET Technical Report 27 - A review of 2013 BLANkET data, including the winter 2013 'Burn Brighter' program in Geeveston and Hadspen

BLANkET Technical Report 28 - PM2.5 levels at a residence in Invermay. Launceston, July 2014 

BLANkET Technical Report 29 - Smoke in northern Tasmania from a west coast planned burn, 15 October 2014

BLANkET Technical Report 30 - Unusually–elevated coarse particles concentration across Tasmania, 3 Jan 2015


BLANkET Bri​​ef Reports​

  BLANkET Brief Report 22 - Smoke measurements during a fire training exercise at Spreyton, October 2015  (2Mb)

​Archived Reports

BLANkET Brief Report 1 - Fingal 20 May 2009

BLANkET Brief Report 2 - Fingal 18 June 2009 

BLANkET Brief Report 3 - Fingal 24 June 2009

BLANkET Brief Report 4 - St Helens 19 November 2009

BLANkET Brief Report 5 - Smoke in northern Tasmania, 17 March 2010 - an extended summary of BLANkET Technical Report 9

BLANkET Brief Report 6 - Bushfire smoke at Scottsdale - 17 February 2010

BLANkET brief report 7 - Smoke from a bushfire at Ansons Bay - north-east Tasmania - moving into the Tamar Valley - 23 January 2010

BLANkET Brief Report 8 - Smoke at Fin​gal 3 May 2010 - a possible source at 70km distance

BLANkET Brief Report 9 - Local smoke at Fingal 15- 16 June 2010

BLANkET Brief Report 10 - A small grassfire at Mowbray, Launceston, 30 December 2010 

BLANkET Brief Report 11 - Car-based monitoring of a smoke plume from an agricultural burn in the northern midlands - 25 February 2011 

BLANkET Brief Report 12 - Smoke from a forest industry burn - Moorina - north-east Tasmania - 28 April 2011

BLANkET Brief Report 13 - Smoke near St Peters Pass, 5 October 2011

BLANkET Brief Report 14 - Diesel engine exhaust at Gretna, January 2012

BLANkET Brief Report 15 - Grass fire at George Town, 28 January 2012

BLANkET Brief Report 16 - Smoke at Sheffield, 22 November 2010

BLANkET Brief Report 17 - Small burn-off at Geor​ge Town, 3 May 2012

BLANkET Brief Report 18 - Waste burn-off at George Town, 12 October 2011

BLANkET Brief Report 19 - Small hazard reduction burn, Southern Tasmania, 2 November 2013

BLANkET Brief Report 20 - Optical haze in northwest Tasmania, November 2013

BLANkET Brief Report 21 - Chimney smoke over a residential boundary   (1Mb)


​CASANZ papers​ - papers ​​presented by the Air Section, EPA Tasmania, at the biennial CASANZ meetings

​2019 meeting

  Some examples of how a woodheater/woodburner can smoke out a neighbour, and why is it so hard to fix the problem?   (3Mb)

  Estimating Tasmanian winter-time population exposure to PM2.5 using a two-parameter, empirically-based method   (739Kb)

  Recent bushfire smoke intervals in Tasmania, with an emphasis on the 2019 January-February impacts   (289Kb)

  Some Tasmanian work on measuring the penetration of ambient smoke into buildings   (2Mb)

2017 meeting​

  A case-study of smoke from a single woodheater - Claremont, Hobart   (2Mb)

  Spatial distribution of winter woodheater smoke in Launceston   (8Mb)

  Interannual meteorological influences on winter air quality (extended abstract)   (227Kb)​


Presented ​​at prev​​ious meetings - Archived

CASANZ 2011 - BLANkET - The Base-line Air Network of EPA Tasmania - A real-time smoke monitoring network

CASANZ 2013 - Car-based surveys of winter smoke-concentrations in some Tasmanian Towns 2010-2012

CASANZ 2013 - Comparing Tasmanian PM10 and PM2.5 TEOM and low-volume air sampler data

CASANZ 2015 - babyBLANkET - A low-cost highly-portable real-time smoke-monitoring station based on the Dylos DC-1700 laser particle counter

CASANZ 2015 - In my backyard - Very-high wintertime smoke levels at a residence in Invermay Launceston arising from nearby woodheaters

CASANZ 2015 - The Tasmanian Burn Brighter this Winter woodheater educational intervention 2013​

CASANZ 2015 - Spatial mapping of the Hazelwood smoke plume with Travel BLANkET

​Other Reports​

​  Tasmanian Air Monitorin​g Update, January 2013 (115Kb)​ - A description of changes to the EPA's air monitoring network

Archived Reports​​

Influence of wind direction on measured smoke levels at Ti Tree Bend Launceston, 2007-2009

A large convective cell over central Tasmania, 15 February 2010

Particle count measurements during and after a haze event - Southern Tasmania, 25-26 December 2010  

Report on air quality monitoring during the Longford tyre depot fire, 15-17 February 2012




The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.