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Maine Ambient Air Monitoring Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://www.maine.gov/dep/air/air_quality/aq_step01.php
Surface In-Situ Networks
The Division of Field Services (formerly known as the Division of Air Quality Services) was formed in 1972 when the legislature officially created the Department of Environmental Protection, which included the Bureau of Air Quality Control and three Divisions within the Bureau. The Division was responsible for; 1) ambient air monitoring to meet state and federal requirements, 2) data correlation and evaluation, 3) designing and operating special air quality studies, 4) providing data to the public and to technical users; 5) performing visible emissions evaluations and 6) investigating air pollution complaints.
CONTACT
Jeffrey Emery
Maine Department of Environmental Protection/Bureau of Air Quality
17 State House Station (Located in the Tyson Building AMHI Complex) Augusta, Maine 04333
(207)287-2437
depair@maine.gov
http://www.maine.gov/dep/air/
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameME AQ
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeOther (explain below)
LocationMaine
Number of Stations32
Map of StationsAir Quality Report, found via above website, includes station maps by parameter
CategoryMeteorlogy, air chemistry
Parameters (Most)Ozone, fine particulates,
Paramters (Limited)Sulfur dioxide, Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Lead, Toxics, UVB radiation, Wind speed, Wind direction, Air temperature, Relative humidity, Solar radiation
ArchiveData is availablr through EPA's national database.
Period of Record1970's to current
Temporal ResolutionContinuous data is typically resolved to one hour periods, filter data is generally 24 hours and deposition data is usually 7 days.
Data SeasonSome instruments operate on a continuous basis and provide hourly averages of pollutants or meteorological data. Data may also be collected over a twenty-four hour period or it may be collected as a composite over an entire week.
Data AvailabilityPreliminary continuous data is available on the website each hour. Filter, deposition data and air toxics data may not be available for several weeks.
Other PurposesData is collected for forecasting air quality, determining compliance with standards and determining trends in air quality
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableYes
UPDATED ON
16 Mar 2010 12:35