The Gunnedah air quality monitoring station is located in Kitchener Park, Osric St, in the town of Gunnedah on the Liverpool Plains of north-west NSW.
An estimated 11,754 people live within 25km of this monitoring site (2016 census).
Air quality monitoring region: Regional NSW
Commissioned: December 2017
Latitude: 30° 58' 54"S
Longitude: 150° 15' 38"E
Elevation: 272 metres
The following air pollutants and meteorological variables are measured at Gunnedah:
- Ozone (O3)
- Oxides of nitrogen (NO, NO2 and NOx)
- Fine particles as PM10
- Fine particles as PM2.5
- Wind speed, wind direction and sigma theta
- Ambient temperature
- Relative humidity
The Gunnedah station also reports data to the NSW rural air quality monitoring network.
Total Suspended Particulates (TSP), PM10 and PM2.5 data are reported as hourly updated particle concentrations.
Continuous record – data from most rural sites are only collected in 15 minute intervals as the solar-powered instruments need to preserve energy.
Instrument limitations – TSP instruments used at most rural network sites are low cost indicative particulate monitors that respond to all aerosols including smoke and fog. Do not interpret data from these sites as pollution without additional information.