are two plots that show today's and yesterday's unvalidated air quality
data from the Mornington air station. These are indicative data are from a
The Mornington BLANkET station is a new-style configuration using solar power to operate. It has been undergoing testing and recording data at Mornington since mid 2013.
The station is located in the grounds of the EPA Tasmania store in Mornington Road. Some instances of short-duration elevated PM10 are likely due to vehicle movements on a nearby unpaved road during business hours.
Today's unvalidated air quality data from Mornington air station
The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top panel) and meteorological data (lower panel) measured today at Mornington.
The most recent measurements are shown in the boxes to the right of the plots below.
Key:T - air temperatureRH - relative humidityWS - wind speedWD - wind directionRF - daily rain fall P - mean sea-level pressure (MSLP)
The meteorological data are provided as a guide to interpreting the air quality data. They should not be used in place of Bureau of Meteorology data for determining weather conditions in a given region.
Please Note: subject to network connectivity, this plot will be updated approximately every 10 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.
More information about interpreting the plots
Air quality health categories
The Tasmanian Department of Health provides the following air quality health categories based on the hour-averaged PM2.5 value:
Good: up to 10 micrograms per cubic metre
Fair: 10 to 25 micrograms per cubic metre;
Poor: 25 to 100 micrograms per cubic metre
Very poor: over 100 micrograms per cubic metre.
See the Department of Health Track Air Quality page for more information (scroll to the bottom of the page for category information).
Yesterday's unvalidated air quality data from Mornington air station
The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top) and meteorological data (bottom) measured yesterday at Mornington.
The day-average measurements are shown in the boxes to the right of the plots below.
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.
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 triangle 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.