Loddon Plains air quality monitoring station

The Loddon Plains air quality monitoring station is a North Central Catchment Management Authority research site.

An estimated 4,300 people live within 25km of this monitoring site (2016 census).

Commissioned: 2011

Latitude: 36⁰ 27' 13.68''S

Longitude: 144⁰ 19' 6.96''E

Elevation: 111.1 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.