Cooma air quality monitoring station

The Cooma air quality monitoring station is located at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre, Cooma, in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains region.

Commissioned: January 2020

Latitude: 36⁰13'21''S

Longitude: 149⁰7'59''E

Elevation: 131 metres

The following air pollutants are measured at this station:

  • Total Suspended Particles (TSP)
  • Fine particles as PM2.5
  • Fine particles as PM10

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.