Cowra air quality monitoring station

The Cowra air quality monitoring station is located at the Bureau of Meteorology airport site. This site is in the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Natural Resource Management (NRM) Region.

An estimated 11,905 people live within 25km of this monitoring site (2016 census).

Commissioned: 2007

Latitude: 33⁰ 50' 40.92''S

Longitude: 148⁰ 39' 0''E

Elevation: 296 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 – Most rural network stations use mid-cost indicative monitors which respond to all aerosols including dust, sea salt and smoke. Single-channel DustTraks (TSP only) will also respond to fog. Care must be taken in interpreting the data compared with Air NEPM standards without additional information.