Carrington air quality monitoring station

The Carrington air quality monitoring site is in a park opposite the intersection of Hargrave and Garrett Streets (Carrington).

It is one of the three Newcastle Local Air Quality Monitoring Network (NLAQMN) stations commissioned in August 2014. This monitoring site is not designated as an Ambient Air Quality National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) compliance monitoring station.

Air quality monitoring region: Lower Hunter

Commissioned: August 2014

Latitude: 32° 54' 35"S

Longitude: 151° 45' 48"E

Elevation: 5 metres

Data from Carrington station can found in the Newcastle local map. The data will not be included in NSW OEH reports published to comply with statutory NEPM reporting requirements.

The following air pollutants and meteorological variables are currently measured at Carrington:

  • Oxides of nitrogen (NO, NO2 and NOx)
  • Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
  • Fine particles as PM10
  • Fine particles as PM2.5
  • Wind speed, wind direction and sigma theta
  • Ambient temperature
  • Relative humidity