The Cobar air quality monitoring station is located at the Bureau of Meteorology site. This site is in the Western Local Land Services Natural Resource Management (NRM) Region.
An estimated 4,212 people live within 25km of this monitoring site (2016 census).
Latitude: 31⁰ 29' 1.32''S
Longitude: 145⁰ 49' 45.48''E
Elevation: 260.4 metres
The following air pollutants are measured at this station:
- Total Suspended Particles (TSP)
Data from the site is reported as hourly updated particle concentrations.
Continuous record – data from most rural sites is only collected in 15 minute intervals as the solar-powered instruments need to preserve energy.
Instrument limitations – 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.