Lismore air quality monitoring station

The Lismore air quality monitoring station is located at the Northern Rivers Aero Club, Lismore, in the New South Wales Northern Rivers region. During the bushfire emergency between November 2019 and March 2020, an emergency monitoring station measuring PM2.5 and PM10 was located in the Wilson Park School.

Commissioned: April 2020

Latitude: 28° 49' 28" S

Longitude: 153° 15' 24'' E

Elevation: 15 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.

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.