The Katoomba air quality monitoring site is located on 20-22 Valley Road, about 1 km to the west of Katoomba. It is situated 200 m from NSW Rural Fire Service Bushfire Control Centre.
Air quality monitoring region: research project station
Commissioned: April 2019
Latitude: 33° 42' 37"S
Longitude: 150° 17' 59"E
Elevation: 1045.9 metres
Using data from this station, we provide hourly pollutant concentrations and an Air Quality Index (AQI).
The following air pollutants and meteorological variables are currently measured at this site:
- Ozone (O3)
- Oxides of nitrogen (NO, NO2 and NOx)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
- Fine particles as PM10
- Fine particles as PM2.5
- Visibility using nephelometry
- Wind speed, wind direction and sigma theta
- Ambient temperature
- Relative humidity
This station is part of a special 12-month project commissioned by the Environment Protection Authority on community request to extend air quality monitoring in the Blue Mountains region.