Merimbula air quality monitoring station

The Merimbula air quality monitoring station is located at the Merimbula Airport on Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula in the New South Wales South Coast region.

Commissioned: January 2020

Latitude: 36⁰ 54' 28''S

Longitude: 149⁰ 53' 56''E

Elevation: 6 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.